DOCUMENTS REVEAL Iran Is Assisting Al-Qaeda & Has Worked With Terrorist Group For Years

Gateway Pundit

According to a letter signed by terrorist leader Ayman al-Zawahiri that was intercepted in 2010, the Iranian regime was providing “monetary and infrastructure assistance” to Al-Qaeda.

It was believed that Iran was protecting Saad Bin Laden, the son of Osama Bin Laden, and other Al Qaeda leaders including Saif al-Adel who fled Afghanistan in 2001. The Al Qaeda leadership holds regular meetings in eastern Iran according to a 2007 report.

Osama bin Laden with his son Saad on his wedding day.

Now there is more evidence that the Iranian regime was cooperating with Al-Qaeda for years.
Documents captured during the Osama Bin Laden raid revealed Al-Qaeda links to the Iranian regime.

The Weekly Standard reported:

More than 1 million documents and files were captured by the Navy Seals who raided bin Laden’s safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May 2011. One year later, in May 2012, the Obama administration released just 17 of them.

While there is some overlap between the files introduced as evidence in Brooklyn and those that were previously made public in 2012, much of what is in the trial exhibits had never been made public before.

The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death. On the contrary, bin Laden is asked to give his order on a host of issues, ranging from the handling of money to the movement of terrorist operatives.

Some of the key revelations in the newly-released bin Laden files relate to al Qaeda’s dealings with Iran and presence in Afghanistan.

A top al Qaeda operative asked bin Laden for permission to relocate to Iran in June 2010 as he plotted attacks around the world. That operative, Yunis al Mauritani, was a senior member of al Qaeda’s so-called “external operations” team, and plotted to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Europe…

…Although Iran and al Qaeda have had significant differences, there is much intelligence showing that the two continue to collude.

During President Obama’s administration, the Treasury and State Departments have repeatedly exposed the formerly “secret deal” between the Iranian regime and al Qaeda that allows the terrorist organization to shuttle operatives around the globe. Some of those operatives included Yunis al Mauritani’s men.

The June 2010 memo to bin Laden indicates that al Qaeda had a significant presence in Afghanistan at the time.

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Previously on Iran and Al-Qaeda:
Son of Osama!… Iran Releases Saad bin Laden to Recruit in Lebanon
Ahmadinejad Grooming Future Al Qaeda Leaders
Iranian Intel Officer & Al Qaeda Leader Killed in Same Iraq Raid!

Excuse Me, Mr. Terrorist, Are You OK?

Free Republic

There are those who conduct themselves with a clear penchant for humility, pragmatism, and those so-called leaders who yell “fire” in church because it’s the only way they can be saved. Mrs. Feinstein, I have neither the stomach nor the inclination to aid your vindictive campaign to politically exploit and berate our intelligence community, those patriots who tirelessly toil to protect ignorant and ungrateful hypocrites like yourself, so I instead would like to embark on a brief history lesson. Do you recall, Senator, when your accomplice and savior, Barack Obama, “spiked the football” and referenced (knighted) himself for the umpteenth time to somehow infer he was personally responsible for finding and killing Osama Bin Laden…the most wanted man in the world? “I ordered, solely my decision, at my discretion” were but a few of the pious declarations made at the expense of the true embodiment of courage and bravery, the U.S. Navy Seals.

If you may, Diane, by what sheer fortune or natural phenomenon do you actually believe this monumental task was accomplished? Please don’t tell us your progressive predilections actually presume that by offering evil an olive branch – three squares a day, a prayer mat and a warm cot – Islam’s most ardent zealots are going to inexplicably commit to peace and spill their most insidious secrets; their insatiable plans and desire to murder the infidel? As you callously silence the screams and conveniently misplace the names of your countrymen killed at Ground Zero, the Marine barracks in Lebanon, or those murdered aboard the USS Cole, it’s painfully obvious you have absolutely no recollection or appreciation for the perilous means, the exhaustive efforts, that were employed to identify Bin Laden’s operatives and thus locate his whereabouts in order to end his infamous reign of terror. For roughly a decade thousands of intelligence and military personnel risked life and limb to scour over every crumb of data, no matter how isolated or promising, in hopes of achieving one singular goal: saving American lives. Yet, standing on your predisposed Anti-American platform of derision and division, you have the gall to sabotage these ongoing efforts, damage our credibility and embolden our enemy by distorting the truth with your complete lack of perspective.

In honor of the non-dialectic movement known as liberalism, let us digress! Would a majority Americans stand opposed to predominately non-fatal interrogation methods that potentially protected thousands of lives, arguably another 9/11, or would they put their trust in those extremists – not your shameless Tea Party fabrications, mind you – who renew their vows daily to destroy Western Civilization; AKA, “We the People”? While the CIA waterboarded known terrorist elements, used solitary and psychological tactics to extract critical information, Islamic terrorists were busy beheading, brutalizing and raping women and children – both American and native nonbelievers. And guess which faction the good Senator and her inquisition chose to denounce, let alone recognize? What you call grotesque or a clear violation of international protocol pales in comparison to the atrocities committed by radical Islam…those whom Democrats and the U.N. continue to aid and abet with their dollars and indifference. You dare lecture America about protocol and principles when your constituents showed absolutely no regard for the victims of Benghazi; those left to die in the most inhumane manner – beaten, sodomized, and/or burned alive – because their government cared more about appeasing Muslim sentiment in the region than saving those who faithfully served their country? Has your fearless leader’s incorrigible standards “to stand down” also led your conscience to block all and any efforts to hold this administration accountable for their blatant breach of duty? Apparently so.

The enemy combatants you so empathetically embrace over the welfare of your own homeland are neither human or deserving of any protections whatsoever afforded by the Geneva Convention. As rogue merchants of death forged from an antiquated and malevolent religion, these captured militants are neither of a recognized army or fighting on behalf of a sovereign nation at war. However, because the radical left continues to distort the totality of our tactics and incessantly fights for detainees’ rights – providing legal representation and procuring inane agreements allowing these murderers to rejoin their bloodthirsty ranks – our intelligence community must once again defend its common sense efforts to safeguard this nation. Despite being privy to a glut of contradictory evidence detailing the countless terrorist threats thwarted by our intelligence agencies on a routine basis, perhaps Senator Feinstein and her merry band of antagonists would like to validate their sensational findings by living amongst their misunderstood Muslim brothers in Syria, Gaza, Egypt or Iraq. Something tells me when their apologetic appendages are left to rot in the desert of Islamic good will, just like the universally welcomed hostages of ISIS or al Qaeda, they’ll wish they’re partisan report was waterboarded by airport security and their flights cancelled in the name of self-preservation. Yes, in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. Some just need a refreshing glass of water to help them find the answers their contradictions are choking on.

PRESIDENT JARRETT: ‘Senior Adviser’ Reportedly Calling All the Shots, Including those in Ferguson

By: Doug Ross
Doug Ross @ Journal

For those who are wondering how Barack Obama — a man seemingly engaged in full-time campaigning, fundraising and rabble-rousing — could also have the bandwidth to weaken America both at home and abroad, the answer is really quite simple.

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The leader of the free world is actually a woman named Valerie Jarrett, a longtime crony of Barack and Michelle Obama, who appears to call all of the shots in the Oval Office.

In the White House, Jarrett has been linked to a wide variety of scandals and other policy debacles.

There are credible reports that Jarrett blocked the attack on Osama Bin Laden’s compound on three separate occasions.

Similar reports indicate that she gave the “stand down” order to would-be rescuers in Benghazi on 9/11/2012.

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Chinese Media Slams Obama Before Visit: “Obama’s Best Performance Is Empty Rhetoric”

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Life is tough. Even the commies are bashing him.
The Chinese Global Times, which has close ties to the Communist Party, ripped Obama before his scheduled trip to Asia.
The Global Times said:

“Obama always utters “Yes, we can,” which led to the high expectations people had for him. But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters. US society has grown tired of his banality…

Obama’s best performance is empty rhetoric, while he achieved nothing on issues such as lowering the income gap. The American people have not benefited from the economic recovery.

In foreign policy, Obama must also take his share of the blame. He has managed to take US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, but left no peace. Osama Bin Laden was killed during his tenure, but the IS has emerged from the Middle East.

Moreover, the Ukrainian crisis has almost brought Europe back to the Cold War era, and his pivot to Asia strategy only increased mistrust between China and the US and among East Asian countries.

The Australian has more:

China’s state-run media has decried Barack Obama as a banal leader who has done an “insipid job”, days ahead of a visit by the US president.

The editorial in the Global Times, which has close ties to China’s ruling Communist Party, came as the Republicans took control of the US Senate from Obama’s Democrats.

“Obama always utters ‘Yes, we can’, which led to the high expectations people had for him,” the Global Times wrote on Wednesday, referring to Obama’s 2008 campaign-trail mantra.

“But he has done an insipid job, offering nearly nothing to his supporters.”

“US society has grown tired of his banality,” it added.

Although the US economy has improved gradually since the 2008 recession, the national mood is far from buoyant, with a CNN exit poll on Tuesday showing 54 per cent of voters disapproved of how Obama was handling his job.

The US president will be in China from November 10 to 12 for a two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, followed by a state visit.

ISIS eyes nuclear-armed Pakistan

Family Security Matters

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

Pakistan’s use of Islamic militancy as an instrument of its foreign policy, including knowingly playing host to Osama bin Laden, may now pose a looming threat to its own national security.

According to Pakistani sources, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is gaining strength in Pakistan. Altaf Hussain, the founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement, a Pakistani political party representing the Urdu-speaking community, said the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Al-Qaeda are merging with ISIS and may challenge Pakistan’s integrity and stability.

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Al Qaeda Wasn’t ‘on the Run’

The Weekly Standard

In the early morning hours of May 2, 2011, an elite team of 25 American military and intelligence professionals landed inside the walls of a compound just outside the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. CIA analysts had painstakingly tracked a courier to the compound and spent months monitoring the activity inside the walls. They’d concluded, with varying levels of confidence, that the expansive white building at the center of the lot was the hideout of Osama bin Laden.

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They were correct. And minutes after the team landed, the search for bin Laden ended with a shot to his head.

The primary objective of Operation Neptune Spear was to capture or kill the leader of al Qaeda. But a handful of those on the ground that night were part of a “Sensitive Site Exploitation” team that had a secondary mission: to gather as much intelligence from the compound as they could.

With bin Laden dead and the building secure, they got to work. Moving quickly—as locals began to gather outside the compound and before the Pakistani military, which had not been notified of the raid in advance, could scramble its response—they shoved armload after armload of bin Laden’s belongings into large canvas bags. The entire operation took less than 40 minutes.

The intelligence trove was immense. At a Pentagon briefing one day after the raid, a senior official described the haul as a “robust collection of materials.” It included 10 hard drives, nearly 100 thumb drives, and a dozen cell phones—along with data cards, DVDs, audiotapes, magazines, newspapers, paper files. In an interview on Meet the Press just days after the raid, Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Thomas Donilon, told David Gregory that the material could fill “a small college library.” A senior military intelligence official who briefed reporters at the Pentagon on May 7 said: “As a result of the raid, we’ve acquired the single largest collection of senior terrorist materials ever.”

In all, the U.S. government would have access to more than a million documents detailing al Qaeda’s funding, training, personnel, and future plans. The raid promised to be a turning point in America’s war on terror, not only because it eliminated al Qaeda’s leader, but also because the materials taken from his compound had great intelligence value. Analysts and policymakers would no longer need to depend on the inherently incomplete picture that had emerged from the piecing together of disparate threads of intelligence—collected via methods with varying records of success and from sources of uneven reliability. The bin Laden documents were primary source material, providing unmediated access to the thinking of al Qaeda leaders expressed in their own words.

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Breaking: James O’Keefe – As Osama Bin Laden – Crosses Back and Forth Across Rio Grande

Gateway Pundit

The Southern US Border is so porous even Osama Bin Laden can get across.
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And to prove it James O’Keefe crossed back and forth across the Rio Grande in an Osama Bin Laden costume.

The investigation took place in Hudspeth County, Texas, at a crossing commonly used by illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.
Via Project Veritas:

Do you feel safe now?

Okeefe says in the video: “If the president or Senator Reid or anyone else tries to tell you that our borders are secure, they are lying to you.”

The Daily Caller reported:

Investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe exposes the U.S.-Mexico border’s vulnerability to terrorism in his latest undercover project, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.

O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video reminds viewers of recent statements by the president and Obama administration officials that the southern border is secure. O’Keefe then proceeds to Hudspeth County, Texas, to easily cross back and forth cross the Rio Grande wearing the costume of modern history’s most recognizable terrorist.

“I see no border patrol. I see no security,” O’Keefe said in the video before donning a bin Laden mask. “Thousands of people have stood in my footsteps right now. They’ve come from South America, Honduras, Guatemala, and they’ve all crossed the border. And if they can cross, anybody can cross.”