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Days Before 9/11 Anniversary, 94% of Stories Don’t Mention Al Qaeda In Syria.....

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ABC, CBS and NBC largely ignore terrorists among anti-Assad forces.

The United States is poised to fire missiles at Syria in response to chemical attacks on Syrian civilians. But the assault will also pit the U.S. against one side of the civil war and aid the other side, which includes Al Qaeda. That falls just days before the anniversary of Al Qaeda attacks against both the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Broadcast news outlets are clearly aware of the Islamic terror group’s role in Syria, but rarely report it. Nearly 94 percent of all Syria stories since the gas attacks have made no mention of Al Qaeda whatsoever.

It’s not like the networks haven’t had time. Since the gas attack, which happened Aug. 21 in Ghoutta, Syria, ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows have done at least 171 stories on the conflict. Just 11 of those stories have made any mention of the terrorists of Al Qaeda, and all of those have been passing references. There hasn’t been one story focused exclusively on Al Qaeda in Syria during that time.

But the connection is clear and journalists know it. On ABC’s “Nightline,” ABC’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross noted the unusual alliance. “The role of the Al Qaeda group fighting against Assad is one of the great ironies of the United States military strike in Syria,” he said.

Ross interviewed Rand “counter-terror expert” Seth Jones, who called it “a great irony.” “12 years after the attack, the United States finds itself on the same side as Al Qaeda trying to overthrow the Assad regime,” he explained.

But ABC only mentioned that connection three times (3 stories out of 51) since the Aug. 21 gas attack
NBC has a similarly poor showing, mentioning the connection just 3 times out of 64 stories. During an Aug. 28 report.
CBS did just a little better, mentioning Al Qaeda 5 times out of 56 reports. During an Aug. 29, “This Morning” appearance, Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez (New Jersey) expressed his concern about what could happen if the Assad regime falls and Syria becomes “a failed state” with “Hezbollah who are backed by Iran” and “Al Qaeda elements there.

Even the major print outlets acknowledge the connection, sometimes. On Aug. 29, The Washington Post wrote about the impact of a U.S. assault might have on Al Qaeda. “Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups are redeploying their resources in rebel-held parts of Syria amid widespread fears that any strikes carried out by the United States would target not only the Syrian government but also Islamists in the opposition, according to rebels and activists,” stated Liz Sly.....snip~

Days Before 9/11 Anniversary, 94% of Stories Don

Not much word on Al Qaeda 2days before the Anniversary. No tape has been released by Al Zawahiri. So far all we have is Al Ghadan calling for our Diplomats to be assassinated on Aug 19 of this year. Looking around I sure am not seeing a whole lot on AQ.
 

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Adam Gadahn, al Qaeda's U.S.-born spokesman, calls for attacks on U.S. diplomats



American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn is calling for attacks on U.S. ambassadors around the world.

In a 39-minute video, Gadahn praised the death of Libya's U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on September 11 last year - and urged wealthy Muslims to offer militants rewards so they can kill others, according to SITE, a jihadist monitoring group.

Specifically, he referenced a bounty set for the death of U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Gerald Feierstein.....snip~

Adam Gadahn, al Qaeda's U.S.-born spokesman, calls for attacks on U.S. diplomats – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs

Yep.....called for hits on all US Ambassadors and specifically our Yemen Ambassador. Aug 19 2013!
 

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If they mention al Qaeda they have to mention the possibility that the attack was orchestrated by them and not Assad. That obviously goes against the warhawkness of not only the President but his counterparts in Congress. Alas we hear nothing about Al Qaeda.
 

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If they mention al Qaeda they have to mention the possibility that the attack was orchestrated by them and not Assad. That obviously goes against the warhawkness of not only the President but his counterparts in Congress. Alas we hear nothing about Al Qaeda.
Heya ICF. :2wave: Last year Al Zawahiri released 3 days before 911 and what took place In Benghazi, Egypt and 23 Muslim countries. This year, here we are, 2 days before the 11th.

Yet there is nothing other than what we have up on Iraq and The travel Alert for Lebanon and Turkey. Guess they are waiting for Obama's Speech tomorrow. Want to hear what he has to say first. That's all I can think of on their end.
 

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Heya ICF. :2wave: Last year Al Zawahiri released 3 days before 911 and what took place In Benghazi, Egypt and 23 Muslim countries. This year, here we are, 2 days before the 11th.

Yet there is nothing other than what we have up on Iraq and The travel Alert for Lebanon and Turkey. Guess they are waiting for Obama's Speech tomorrow. Want to hear what he has to say first. That's all I can think of on their end.
Did you see this ? Intel clashes with Obama's election-year al Qaeda claims - Washington Times

Interesting, Obama just didn't lie to get reelected but Al Qaeda attacks actually increased during the Obama administration.
 

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Hm.
It's an uncomfortable truth that the best allies against Islamic radicals are the secular despots in the region. Saddam Hussein, who was a valued ally so long as he warred on Iran, hated groups like Al Qaeda. If he'd caught any he wouldn't have locked them away on Devil's Island, he'd have trussed them up like turkeys and tossed them off the two-storey roof into the parking lot, as many times as it took.
The Shah was a bastard, Saddam was a bastard, Assad's a bastard but it's their sandbox (heh!) and if you don't like them you sure won't like the other guys.
 

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Story's meaningless without comparison data.
Nah.....not when it shows what those peoples mindset were at that time and then what they were saying at that time. Especially with what they are saying now.
 

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Mornin' Apache. :2wave: Yes, I did. Caught in a Catch 22 aren't they? What do you think that is pointing out about Team Obama?
Sociopath liars who would actually allow four Americans to be murdered in Benghazi so Obama would be given a second chance and get reelected.

The article is just more evidence that Obama is guilty of dereliction of duty under Article 92 of the UCMJ.
 

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Sociopath liars who would actually allow four Americans to be murdered in Benghazi so Obama would be given a second chance and get reelected.

The article is just more evidence that Obama is guilty of dereliction of duty under Article 92 of the UCMJ.
Wait to ya see the thread on them giving Hillary a Medal for 911 and Benghazi last year. :shock: Ya mights want to take something before ya checks it out tho. ;)
 

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Wait to ya see the thread on them giving Hillary a Medal for 911 and Benghazi last year. :shock: Ya mights want to take something before ya checks it out tho. ;)
I just saw the headlines on the Drudge, haven't read it yet. I spilled my coffee.
 

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I just saw the headlines on the Drudge, haven't read it yet. I spilled my coffee.
Hopefully, people will come out in full force to Shut that BS down and force Hillary to crawl back under that Rock she needs to hide under.
 

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ABC, CBS and NBC largely ignore terrorists among anti-Assad forces.

The United States is poised to fire missiles at Syria in response to chemical attacks on Syrian civilians. But the assault will also pit the U.S. against one side of the civil war and aid the other side, which includes Al Qaeda. That falls just days before the anniversary of Al Qaeda attacks against both the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Broadcast news outlets are clearly aware of the Islamic terror group’s role in Syria, but rarely report it. Nearly 94 percent of all Syria stories since the gas attacks have made no mention of Al Qaeda whatsoever.

It’s not like the networks haven’t had time. Since the gas attack, which happened Aug. 21 in Ghoutta, Syria, ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows have done at least 171 stories on the conflict. Just 11 of those stories have made any mention of the terrorists of Al Qaeda, and all of those have been passing references. There hasn’t been one story focused exclusively on Al Qaeda in Syria during that time.

But the connection is clear and journalists know it. On ABC’s “Nightline,” ABC’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross noted the unusual alliance. “The role of the Al Qaeda group fighting against Assad is one of the great ironies of the United States military strike in Syria,” he said.

Ross interviewed Rand “counter-terror expert” Seth Jones, who called it “a great irony.” “12 years after the attack, the United States finds itself on the same side as Al Qaeda trying to overthrow the Assad regime,” he explained.

But ABC only mentioned that connection three times (3 stories out of 51) since the Aug. 21 gas attack
NBC has a similarly poor showing, mentioning the connection just 3 times out of 64 stories. During an Aug. 28 report.
CBS did just a little better, mentioning Al Qaeda 5 times out of 56 reports. During an Aug. 29, “This Morning” appearance, Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez (New Jersey) expressed his concern about what could happen if the Assad regime falls and Syria becomes “a failed state” with “Hezbollah who are backed by Iran” and “Al Qaeda elements there.

Even the major print outlets acknowledge the connection, sometimes. On Aug. 29, The Washington Post wrote about the impact of a U.S. assault might have on Al Qaeda. “Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups are redeploying their resources in rebel-held parts of Syria amid widespread fears that any strikes carried out by the United States would target not only the Syrian government but also Islamists in the opposition, according to rebels and activists,” stated Liz Sly.....snip~

Days Before 9/11 Anniversary, 94% of Stories Don

Not much word on Al Qaeda 2days before the Anniversary. No tape has been released by Al Zawahiri. So far all we have is Al Ghadan calling for our Diplomats to be assassinated on Aug 19 of this year. Looking around I sure am not seeing a whole lot on AQ.
I would say it is "an irony" only for those who have trouble connecting the dots and are even vaguely familiar with Charlie Wilson's War and our several decades long relationship with AQ.

It's no irony--it is predictable.
 

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Adam Gadahn, al Qaeda's U.S.-born spokesman, calls for attacks on U.S. diplomats



American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn is calling for attacks on U.S. ambassadors around the world.

In a 39-minute video, Gadahn praised the death of Libya's U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on September 11 last year - and urged wealthy Muslims to offer militants rewards so they can kill others, according to SITE, a jihadist monitoring group.

Specifically, he referenced a bounty set for the death of U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Gerald Feierstein.....snip~

Adam Gadahn, al Qaeda's U.S.-born spokesman, calls for attacks on U.S. diplomats – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs

Yep.....called for hits on all US Ambassadors and specifically our Yemen Ambassador. Aug 19 2013!
Looks like a table cloth they use use in old western movies.
 
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