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The FBI’s War on Fake Terrorism

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As part of the effort to prevent terrorist attacks, the FBI has a program in which agents recruit undercover informants who then “listen” for developing terror plots. Two new reports show how this preventative program has run amok, possibly ...
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As part of the effort to prevent terrorist attacks, the FBI has a program in which agents recruit undercover informants who then “listen” for developing terror plots. Two new reports show how this preventative program has run amok, possibly entrapping vulnerable people to justify its own existence. Human Rights Watch (HRW)found that most US terrorism prosecutions are “an illusion” created by the authorities. The groundbreaking HRW report was released just after the premiere of a new Al Jazeera documentary, The Informants, which illustrates the human cost of this massive program. This follows yet another report, this one from the New York University School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ), which found that more than two hundred people have been prosecuted in these kinds of cases, and that these cases have been touted as hallmarks of a successful counterterrorism program. CHRGJ spoke with former FBI agents, lawmakers, and advocacy organizations that all worried that the authorities are creating their own “homegrown” terrorism plots, “foiling” them for the cameras, and sending Muslim Americans to prison.

 
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Terrorism with a "Human Face": The History of America's Death Squads

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What are the historical roots of US-NATO's Covert War on Syria? The recruitment of death squads is part of a well established US military-intelligence agenda. There is a long and gruesome history o...
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Washington and its allies replicated in Syria the essential features of the “Iraq Salvador Option”, leading to the creation of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and its various terrorist factions including the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Nusra brigades.

While the creation of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was announced in June 2011, the recruitment and training of foreign mercenaries was initiated at a much an earlier period.

In many regards, the Free Syrian Army is a smokescreen. It is upheld by the Western media as abona fide military entity established as a result of mass defections from government forces.  The number of defectors, however, was neither significant nor sufficient to establish a coherent military structure  with command and control functions.

The FSA  is not a professional  military entity, rather it is a loose network of separate terrorist brigades, which in turn are made up of numerous paramilitary cells operating in different parts of the country.

Each of these terrorist organizations operates independently. The FSA does not effectively exercise command and control functions including liaison with these diverse paramilitary entities. The latter are controlled by US-NATO sponsored special forces and intelligence operatives which are embedded within the ranks of selected terrorist formations.

These (highly trained) Special forces on the ground (many of whom are employees of private security companies) are routinely in contact with US-NATO and allied military/intelligence command units (including Turkey). These embedded Special Forces are, no doubt, also involved in the carefully planned bomb attacks directed against government buildings, military compounds, etc.

The death squads are mercenaries trained and recruited by the US, NATO, its Persian Gulf GCC allies as well as Turkey.  They are overseen by allied special forces (including British SAS and French Parachutistes), and private security companies on contract to NATO and the Pentagon. In this regard, reports confirm the arrest by the Syrian government of some 200-300 private security company employees who had integrated rebel ranks.

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#Terrorism Financing in North #Africa

#Terrorism Financing in North #Africa | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
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A new trend for regional and international terrorist organizations

 

Therefore, it’s not a surprise to hear Ayman Al Zawahiri, the head of Al Qaeda, calling on Muslims twice in 2012 to (quote) “capture citizens of the countries that wage wars against Muslims”.

 

The significance of the industrialization of the K&R business has led, on a more regional perspective, to the fragmentation of the threat and the emergence of new groups or factions using the same methods, increasing the threat of kidnapping. They include the following:

 

-        AQIM commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s decision in December 2012 to create a dissident organization, the Brigade of “Those who sign with blood”, responsible for the hostage taking of the In Amenas gas facility.

 

-        The Movement for Unicity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), a local affiliate of AQIM in Mali created at the end of 2011.

 

-        The Ansar Dine group, created in 2012 by Tuaregs led by a former hostage negotiator in the region.

 

-        Ansaru, an offshoot of the Boko Haram organization in Nigeria, dedicated to targeting Western targets.

- See more at: http://acdemocracy.org/terrorism-financing-in-north-africa/#!

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The Art of Infinite War

The Art of Infinite War | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Can any of us imagine a time when we aren't stripping down to our socks for travel, or sending security agents into mosques? Welcome to the age of perpetual conflict.
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Consider what this means. The president is anti-torture -- which is to say he thinks the water-boarding of actual confirmed terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was wrong. He thinks it was wrong, no matter the goal -- which is to say the president would not countenance the torture of an actual terrorist to foil a plot against the country he's sworn to protect. But the president would countenance the collateral killing of innocent men, women and children by drone in pursuit of an actual terrorist. What is the morality that holds the body of a captured enemy inviolable, but not the body of those who happen to be in the way?

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