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ALLEN WEST ON THE AL-JAZEERA TRIAL

SOF asked Lt. Col. Allen West, who served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom to comment on recent reports that Egypt will be trying 20 al-Jazerra journalists on terrorism-related charges.

Here are his comments:

AL JAZEERA IN THE DOCK!

20 Journalists Face Terrorism-Related Charges!
By Harold Hutchison

The Egyptian government is placing nearly two dozen journalists with the Qatar-based al-Jazeera network on trial. The network is believed to have favored former President Mohammed Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood.

According to a report by VOA News, the Egyptian government has charged sixteen Egyptian journalists and four others from other countries on charges of either belonging to a terrorist group or for inducing terror by spreading false news. One of the journalists is from Canada, and another is from Australia.

EGYPTIAN GENERAL ASSASSINATED

Killing Comes as Morsi Trial Starts
By Harold Hutchison

An Egyptian general was killed as the trial of Mohammed Morsi began in Egypt. The former president of the county is facing charges connected to a prison break in 2011.

According to a report by VOA, Morsi, who was removed last summer, was defiant during the trial, and is being kept in a sound-proof cage during the proceedings. Morsi faces three other trials facing charges that include conspiring with Hamas to carry out terrorist attacks and inciting violence against protestors opposed to his regime.

Egypt and the New Constitution

By Herbert London

The journalistic gunslingers have been out in full force targeting General el-Sisi and the new Egyptian constitution. This criticism, by the way, is bipartisan; it comes from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. What it comes down to is persistent doubt that the government’s pledge to steer Egypt toward a new era of freedom and democracy after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood is genuine.

AMERICA WHACKS SENIOR TERRORIST

Strike Reportedly Targets Senior Leader
By Harold Hutchison

The United States targeted a senior terrorist leader over the weekend. The strike, in Somaia, targeted a leader of al-Shabab, a terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda.

According to a report by Fox News, an unmanned aerial vehicle fires a missile at a vehicle believed to be carrying Sahal Iskudhuq. The strike was apparently successful, with the terrorist group reporting that Iskudhuq was killed.

180 REPRESENTATIVES DEMAND SELECT BENGHAZI COMMITTEE

Letter Sent to Boehner Yesterday
By Harold Hutchison

Over 180 Representatives have called for a select committee to investigate the 11 September, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, citing the failure of current Congressional committees’ efforts to hold people accountable not only for the attack, but the Obama Administration’s response to it.

AMERICAN OLYMPIANS TOLD NOT TO WEAR TEAM USA GEAR

State Department Issues Warning Prior to Olympics
By Harold Hutchison

The State Department is advising American athletes taking part in the Olympics to not wear their “Team USA” gear, fearing that it will make them terror targets. The warning comes as Russia continues its search for as many as four “black widow” bombers.

According to a report by Breitbart News, a memo from the U.S. Olympic Committee said in part, “The U.S. Department of State has advised that wearing conspicuous Team USA clothing in non-accredited areas may put your personal safety at greater risk.”

BOMBS ROCK EGYPT

At Least 5 Killed in Three Bombings
By Harold Hutchison

At least five people have been killed in multiple bombings across Egypt. The blasts also left ninety people wounded.

According to a report by BBC, the first explosion killed four people, while one other person was killed between two other attacks. An al-Qaeda affiliate called Ansar Beit al-Maqdis. One analyst said that due to the attacks taking place on a Friday, the death toll was lower than it could have been.

EGYPTIAN COPS SLAUGHTERED!

Five Killed by Masked Gunmen
By Harold Hutchison

Masked gunmen attacked Egyptian policemen, killing five. The violence came after a new constitution was approved by 98% of the voters in a referendum.

According to a report by VOA News, the attack took place about 60 miles south of Cairo. Islamists, like the Moslem Brotherhood, have carried out many of the attacks on security forces since the military ousted Mohammed Morsi, the candidate of the Moslem Brotherhood, from power last year.

MICHELLE: I WANNA BE LIKE HANOI JANE

First Lady Names Her Role Model
By Harold Hutchison

Of all the role models in the world, who would the First Lady of the United States choose? Well, the answer is now out – and it turns out that Michelle Obama’s choice… isn’t a good example at all.

According to multiple media reports, Michelle Obama’s choice of a role model is none other than Hanoi Jane. Michelle Obama described Hanoi Jane as “a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman.”

HEZBOLLAH ATTACKED BY AL-QAEDA!

Murder-Suicide Attack in Beirut Kills Five
By Harold Hutchison

A murder-suicide bombing in Beirut, Lebanon left five people dead, and wounded dozens. The bombing was the work of al-Qaeda, but the target may sound unusual.

According to a report by Jim Kouri, the National Law Enforcement Examiner, the target of the al-Qaeda attack was Hezbollah. While both are deadly terrorist groups, al-Qaeda follows Sunni Islam, while Hezbollah, which counts Iran and Syria as patrons, is Shia.

HUNTING THE “BLACK WIDOWS”

Female Murder-Suicide Bombers Feared in Run-Up to Sochi
By Harold Hutchison

As the 2014 Winter Olympics draws closer, Russian authorities are hunting for multiple “black widow” bombers. At least one of these women has publicly vowed to avenge the death of her husband at the hands of Russian forces.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, Ruzana Ibragimova’s husband was killed last year by Russian forces which have been fighting an Islamist insurgency in the Caucasus region. Other media outlets reported that the total of “black widow” bombers could be at least four.

KABUL ATTACK KILLS 21

Two Americans Among Dead
By Harold Hutchison

A Taliban attack on a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul has killed 21 people. Thirteen of those killed were foreigners.

According to multiple media reports, the attack involved both a murder-suicide bombing and gunmen. The three attackers were all killed. Two Americans also died in the attack, both with ties to the American University in Kabul.

This now ranks as the worst attack on foreign civilians in Afghanistan since the start of Operation Enduring Freedom.

CODE PINK TIED TO AL-QAEDA FRONTS!

Anti-war Group Linked to Terrorist Fronts in Yemen and Turkey
By Harold Hutchison

The anti-war group Code Pink, whose leader, Jodie Evans, was a bundler for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, has been linked to at least two al-Qaeda fronts. One of the links was discovered in connection with a raid carried out by police in Turkey.

Further Proof That Obama Knew the Truth About Benghazi

By Roger Aronoff and Bethany Stotts

New details have surfaced which further put the lie to the idea that the Obama administration’s knowledge of the Benghazi attacks was “developing” at the time, and that the administration could reasonably have believed that the terrorist attacks perpetrated on September 11, 2012 had anything to do with the anti-Islam video “Innocence of Muslims.”