Monthly Archives: April 2012

No Surprise Here: Nigerian Boko Haram Jihadists Using Arms Looted From Libya

Regular readers of TTB may recall that we were skeptical of the revolution in Libya and were concerned that some of the arms from Qaddafi’s stockpiles might end up in the hands of terrorists:

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2011/03/26/evidence-mounts-of-jihadi-involvement-in-libyan-rebel-forces/

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2011/04/25/al-qaeda-advises-libyan-insurgents-to-stockpile-weapons-to-establish-an-islamic-state/

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2011/09/10/more-worries-about-libyas-new-regime-and-weapons-on-the-loose/

http://terrortrendsbulletin.com/2011/09/27/we-told-you-so-20000-libyan-missiles-go-missing/

The latest reports now have looted Libyan arms transferred from Al Qaeda elements among the Libyan “rebels” into the hands of Boko Haram Jihadist terrorists, who have been slaughtering Christians in Nigeria for a few years now.

This was an immense failure of the Obama administration. The Libyan “rebels” would never have achieved victory without US and NATO air support. But when reports began to surface that Libyan arms could end up in the hands of terrorists, Obama sat on his hands and didn’t lift a finger.

Rather than perform a legitimate military mission, namely securing Qaddafi’s weapons, Obama just kept right on bombing on behalf of Jihadis and let the weapons scatter to the four corners…and the peaceful people of Nigeria are paying the price for Obama’s recalcitrance.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2012/04/12/Nigeria-Islamists-get-looted-Libyan-arms/UPI-61471334260074/?

Boko Haram Islamikaze Car Bomb Kills 38 Christians Outside Easter Service in Kaduna, Nigeria

Another Christian Holy Day and another murderous attack by Jihadists in Nigeria. This time 38 Christian worshippers were killed by a vehicle-born explosive device driven into a crowded area near an Easter worship service in the Nigerian city of Kaduna.

This is part of a clear, ongoing effort by Jihadists to exterminate Christianity in Nigeria and establish an Islamic state ruled by Shariah. The Jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram also carried out a series of terrorist attacks on Christian churches on Christmas day the past two years.

Recent intelligence indicates that Boko Haram has become affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

 

 

Here are a series of reports on this latest attack:

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16204968

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/east/Easter-Bomber-Strikes-in-Northern-Nigeria-146590795.html?

http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/109-world-top-news/52375-easter-bomb-attack-near-nigeria-church-kills-at-least-20-.html?

http://thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Nigeria+explosion+kills+38&NewsID=327344

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/13372218/violence-blights-popes-easter-peace-appeal/?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/nigeria/9193249/Nigeria-car-bomb-leaves-38-dead.html

UK Telegraph: Al-Qaeda ‘plotting another 9/11’ from Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda fighters have returned to Afghanistan and will use the country as a base to launch September 11-style attacks on Western cities, according to the American ambassador to Kabul.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9177408/Al-Qaeda-plotting-another-911-from-Afghanistan.html

The headline for this article is a bit misleading, but many Americans are in denial when it comes to Afghanistan under the Taliban. The Taliban turned Afghanistan into a launching pad for global jihad. Al Qaeda was but one group that flocked to Afghanistan when the Taliban were in charge. Jihadis from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim all went to train in Afghanistan under the Taliban.

Should the Taliban come to power again, it is almost certain that Afghanistan will eventually become a launching pad for global jihad once again.

Former Argentine President to face trial for covering up for Hezbollah, Iran; Argentines to re-open investigation into 1994 Bombing

In 1994, 85 innocent civilians were killed in a bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hundreds more were wounded.

To this day, that bombing is the worst terrorist attack ever to take place on the South American continent.

The bombing is believed to have been a joint operation of Hezbollah and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Arrest warrants were issued in the case through Interpol for five Iranians and a Lebanese back in 2007. The Lebanese was Imad Fayez Mugniyeh, Hezbollah’s military commander. Mugniyeh lost his head and “assumed room temperature” when he was killed in Syria a couple of years ago when an explosive in the head rest of his car detonated while he was sitting in the seat.

Recently there has been a new development in the case.

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem has been indicted for obstruction of justice for diverting attention away from Iran’s role in the bombing. Evidence indicates that Menem received millions of dollars deposited in a secret Swiss bank account.

In addition to the indictment of Menem, Argentina has announced that they are opening a new investigation into the bombing.

Israel praises Argentina for reinvestigating Jewish community center bombing

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-praises-argentina-for-reinvestigating-jewish-community-center-bombing-1.421773

Ex-Argentina leader to face terror cover-up trial

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=264198

Israeli envoy praises Argentina for 1994 bombing probe

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-iran-argentina-israelbre82u00z-20120330,0,7415921.story

Argentina’s Carlos Menem faces bombing trial

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17570484

As Al Qaeda spreads in West Africa, nations develop plans to cope

Nigeria, ECOWAS nations plot against Al-Qaeda• As Al-Qaeda spreads across West Africa

As Al-Qaeda’s first cell was dismantled last week in Kano city, Nigeria and other West African nations are now plotting to tame the sect as its presence in other West African nations is recurring in security reports on regular basis.

Investigations by Sunday Tribune showed that West African leaders are now coordinating with their colleagues from the Sahel region on how to combat the spread of Al-Qaeda from the Maghreb to the West African states, especially after the discovery of an alleged collaboration among drug traffickers, kidnappers and some elements of the jihadists movement.

Findings within Nigeria revealed that the arrest of a Mauritanian and four other alleged suspects linked to Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb has removed doubts within intelligence communities about the sect‘s presence in Nigeria independent of the Boko Haram group.

While Southern tip of West Africa has not recorded direct Al-Qaeda attacks, recent reports indicated that jihadists have been infiltrating the West African sub region as early as 2007 when three Mauritanian terrorists who killed a French tourist family fled to Senegal.

In 2009, Ghana authorities were reported to have arrested three al-Qaeda suspects on drug trafficking charges, marking the first time that terrorists were themselves tied to drug operations.

Niger, in 2010, was also reported to have extradited Salafist Taqqi Ould Youssef to Mauritania with Niger’s security agencies believing that Youssef was appointed by Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb [AQIM] to create a cell targeting Western nationals in Northern Niger.

Military and intelligence leaders in the Sahel are reported to be working on a security plan that is way beyond the Joint Military and Intelligence Command involving Mauritanian, Mali, Niger and Algeria which they believe has not totally contained the threats from the sect.

According to a leaked security plan by a Maghreb news organisation, Magharebia, the Sahel countries have a new strategic vision to fight back with a security cordon based on concentric rings that begin in the Maghreb and stretch far afield to West and Central Africa.

Quoting a leaked plan, the news organ reported that Mauritania is going to work on co-coordinating Sahel power with African states on two axes: the field states and those behind them.

The states involved are divided into two with the states on the front lines – Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – expected to work with those further away such as Morocco, Libya and Nigeria.

Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger are listed as existing partners for the Joint Military Staff Committee of the Sahel Region, while Morocco, Libya and Nigeria are reported to have been invited to attend the security sessions.

http://www.tribune.com.ng/sun/news/6867-nigeria-ecowas-nations-plot-against-al-qaeda-as-al-qaeda-spreads-across-west-africa–the-leaked-security-plan

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