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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 05:54 PM
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While it shouldn't be news to anyone that terrorists would target sporting events or any crowded area, a.k.a soft targets; it should be known that Al-Suri, a Syrian-born jihadist whose proper name is Mustafa Setmariam Nasar wrote the following in the May 2012 edition of Inspire, an online Al Qaeda magazine:

“the goal of the operations of the Resistance and the Individual Terrorism Jihad is to inflict as many human and material losses as possible upon the interests of America and her allies, and to make them feel that the Resistance has transformed into a phenomenon of popular uprising against them.”


The www.cnsnews.com article goes on to say of Al-Suri:

His article on “the most important enemy targets” appeared in the ninth edition of Inspire, an AQAP publication which terrorism experts say has played an important role in cultivating and inciting English-speaking jihadists to plot attacks against Western targets.


Al-Suri, who holds joint Syrian and Spanish citizenship, is wanted by Spain for alleged involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people, and is the subject of an Interpol red notice.



Any short list of terrorist groups dedicated to carrying out attacks against U.S. targets would include AQAP, the al-Qaeda affiliate active in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

It claimed responsibility for the failed attempt by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to bomb a Detroit-bound aircraft on Christmas Day 2009; and for an attempt in Oct. 2010 to mail parcel bombs to the U.S., succeeding in getting them commercial cargo planes bound for the U.S. before they were discovered.


Yesterday I wasn't sure if anyone would claim responsibility of the Boston Marathon bombings, but now, even if they remain silent on the matter, AQAP should be at the top of the list.

It would not surprise me if we don't see another bombing for a few months or more. These terrorist cells take their time to scout targets and it will probably be another open-area event, as it is very difficult to bring in oversized bags into sports arenas.

There was a strong police presence and military presence at the Boston Marathon, yet two planted bombs were detonated. It's quite disturbing. When I reviewed the videos of the explosions, one can see the officers inside the restricted area of the marathon -- on the street with the runners. They obviously need to rethink the positioning of the officers at future events. We don't need dozens of officers staring at the event participants, they should be casing the joint as the perpetrators would. They should be on the move looking for suspicious persons and/or packages/bags.... the participants are NOT SUSPICIOUS. This seems obvious! Do we need more security at certain events? -- Well, if they don't update event-security procedures, then we probably do so some can stare at the event and others can look for suspicious activity but in reality we just need the security operations to get back to the drawing board.

For anyone that has attended an event at a sports arena, you'll see during the entire game and at timeouts (at basketball games) the security staff is facing the crowd. Their eyes are on the fans looking for trouble, as they should be. If nothing else, we have to learn from this attack.

www.cnsnews.com

www.frontpagemag.com




posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:08 PM
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... and that needed security procedure update only covers upcoming marathons. Americans will always be exposed in certain environments and these environments will always be "soft targets". And what further worries me is this heavy push for gun-control. Imagine how "soft" Americans will be without the 2nd amendment, as these terrorist cells multiply or attack more often at farmer's markets or malls or where ever. We must never give up the right to protect our families & ourselves as individuals.



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:18 PM
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Well. CNS news is doubtful right wing and Inspire magazine is mostly seen as a "Hoax"

Wiki-Link

So I have my doubts.



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by Guenter
Well. CNS news is doubtful right wing and Inspire magazine is mostly seen as a "Hoax"

Wiki-Link

So I have my doubts.


Ok.... didn't know that, but if you could look past the "Inspire" bit, you will notice that these pressure-cooker devices have been used in attacks in the ME. Can you make them in your kitchen? Yes, but would you bet this was orchestrated by an everyday American or a jihadist?

There are plenty of current threads discussing this.

www.dailymail.co.uk[editby ]edit on 16-4-2013 by six67seven because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 08:50 PM
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It is not the issue if you can make them in your home or not. What I argue is that no sane and REAL organization would use bombing sports events as a true retaliation on America. In order for America to stop messing around in other countries, one has to attack America or any other power that messes around as well, (NATO) - where it hurts. And it does NOT hurt blowing up a few runners, but it does hurt blowing up a political convention i.ex. Now in the same token we read that the Westborogh Baptist church intends to demonstrate at the funerals. Now if someone blows them up, not just would it put a dent into the hate mongers voices, but also would probably cause a few normal Americans to cheer. But since something like this never happens in real False Flags, therefore the link to Al Quaida is nothing else but a smoke screen. Once I see KKK, Aryan Nation and other extremists being blown up, only THEN will I believe we got bona fide terrorists on US soil.



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 10:15 PM
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Good catch on this story, OP. I just caught this myself. I guess that little kitty danced right out of the bag and into international media spotlight so Inspire Magazine isn't so touchy a thing to even say in passing anymore. (Editions of it have been found and pointed to as Terrorist Material in investigations in the past)

Give that CNN is covering it far and wide, heck.. No harm in saying this is 100% true and accurate. Deep down in an archive directory, I've got that edition of Inspire as reference and background material for other stories I may put together as threads here. Infact, I managed to get all that were published out of Yemen. (And No, I won't upload or link to anywhere I know it's at....It's the real deal as far as instructions and training for terrorist street fighters. No "missing steps" or "missing ingredients" to foil when they mean to instruct with it.
)

I've never seen anyone call it a Hoax before... Hoax in what way is what I'd ask. The content in them is 100% valid. What's more to debate for hoax except perhaps who created them specifically and just how many different motives were behind it? (And why they put out 100% English language versions in the first place... Not great signs)



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by Guenter
reply to post by six67seven
 

It is not the issue if you can make them in your home or not. What I argue is that no sane and REAL organization would use bombing sports events as a true retaliation on America. In order for America to stop messing around in other countries, one has to attack America or any other power that messes around as well, (NATO) - where it hurts. And it does NOT hurt blowing up a few runners, but it does hurt blowing up a political convention i.ex. Now in the same token we read that the Westborogh Baptist church intends to demonstrate at the funerals. Now if someone blows them up, not just would it put a dent into the hate mongers voices, but also would probably cause a few normal Americans to cheer. But since something like this never happens in real False Flags, therefore the link to Al Quaida is nothing else but a smoke screen. Once I see KKK, Aryan Nation and other extremists being blown up, only THEN will I believe we got bona fide terrorists on US soil.



sorry, but i disagree with everything you stated here and i can't find one relevant sentence within it.

understanding the desired psychological impact behind an attack such as the boston marathon is a good starting point



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 10:48 PM
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Erm...



Wining on the ground?



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 10:57 PM
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yep - they must have been educated in the US

ha! i crack myself up



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 11:01 PM
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Redacted

edit on 16/4/13 by Chadwickus because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 11:05 PM
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Ah crap...


A Melbourne man has been committed to stand trial on terrorism offences after being found in possession of Al Qaeda magazines.


www.abc.net.au...



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 11:30 PM
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pretty serious charge for possessing a hoax of a magazine down under.

this must be the 21st century terrorist... so cool





posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 02:15 AM
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This would really bother me, as simply possessing a magazine ...almost without exception to the content of it (child porn would be that exception I'm thinking) should never be a crime. To be fair on two points... Inspire isn't something I'd link directly to because it's simply nothing but vitriol, hate and how to do real ugly things with those emotional 'issues'.

#1. Paladin Press publishes books by the dozen, the last I checked, which show the same and far more than has appeared in that magazine.

#2. The place I DID get the copies I have isn't on everyone's favorites list, but it's among those some here check, I'm sure and hardly hidden. Just not really advertised. I.E. It doesn't take being one of them to get it. Being arrested for just that would be ....absurd.

the article Chadwickus linked also mentioned this though...


The court heard in secretly recorded conversations, Karabegovic spoke to other people about planning for war and his attempts to buy a gun.

He also spoke of the permissibility of the Mujahideen and of troops being sent to "kill our brother and sisters".

"There is no choice. You are either preparing for war, or at war," he told a friend in a recording.

In later conversations he talked about defending Islam, the need for action and about the possibility of travelling to Bosnia.


That would put it into a whole different context. Rather than an average person or blogger having copies of it, it's a potential fighter ...who happened to have those as the lever to use in picking him up.

The talk would disturb me too. After all, people doing such things and acting out such ideas usually don't seem terribly concerned about who gets killed. The Middle East and whole markets are a good example I hope we never see repeated on a large scale outside that region.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 02:29 AM
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It would appear he was being monitored long before obtaining the magazines, so yes, the possession alone wasn't why he was arrested, but it's another thing to add to the list, as they do.

Having said that, I deleted the link to the magazine and ran Ccleaner just in case!




posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 03:57 AM
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It really is a shame that there are people out there that are so full of hate that they will attack random groups of people in order to instill fear and mass-casualties to further push their agenda. I know America isn't perfect; Our Government is full of curupt, imperialistic robots with nothing more in mind than lining their pockets with the cash of corporations looking to pass bills that benifit them, as well as tax payer's dollars.

There are also a lot of Materialistic people that are stuck up, snobby, and just rude to everyone they feel they are better than. We also have people eating themselves TO DEATH, while people in other countries STARVE TO DEATH. Our government loves war, and uses False Flags and Propaganda to trick the sheep into having nationalistic thoughts, and giving away our freedoms for security, while nearly begging to invade a foreign nation.

But, there are a lot of Amazing people here, who have to suffer because of this. It bums me out that anyone would want me, my family, friends, and fellow Americans dead, while a lot of us would give the shirt off our backs and the food off our plates to help these same people if they asked (if they weren't trying to kill us).

Be safe my friends, life is getting rougher as the days pass, but always remember there are like minded people out there and while the end of the world seems inevitable with all the terror attacks and threats of WW3, there is always hope as long as you keep trying to live an optimistic life.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 04:01 AM
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Then who ever thinks about these horrible attacks in the magazine, the writers, and leaders should be held accountable for what happened in the Boston Marathon.

Asap.

And they should be forced to make a public speech which condemns what they have done.

Even more so if this magazine was given to muslims in the United States. Its totally irresponsible number 1, for this to be circulated and Obama needs to send them a very clear messege that this isnt tolerated and they those purschasing such items will be imprisoned.

Otherwise America will just look too soft.

And it will happen again.
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 04:14 AM
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Mmmmm... an Al Qaida Magazine? I wonder if it's got handy lifestyle tips, knitting patterns, recipes and celebrity gossip?


Seriously... who at Langley (or Tel Aviv) thinks this stuff up?



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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They should trace this to see who brought it this will reveal who the " terrorist " is.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 11:10 AM
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You figure they're too backward to learn how to use Indesign or another desktop publishing program? I believe it's out of Yemen. Just as it claims to be. Even those "backward cave dwellers" can make an online publication. Why is it ..everything the terrorists do is assumed to be the work of the U.S. Government? Most of the Hijackers or those accused of it (to avoid that little debate this morning) were University educated. It's a pretty well polished magazine for an online thing ...but it's not so fancy as to say "Gee..they aren't capable of that"..?



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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Inspire magazine... hot off the presses from the CIA Basement...

I believe that is as much a "terrorist creation" as Adam Gadan is a "terrorist".







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