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American al Qaeda propagandist Adam Y. Gadahn has released an audio message calling for the assassinations of U.S. diplomats across the Middle East, highlighting how the terrorist network is trying to capitalize on the deteriorating security situation in the region as post-revolutionary chaos tightens its grip on Libya.
Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them from going to Afghanistan and killing his fellow Muslims.
In the months before President Obama declared al Qaeda was "on a path to defeat," his aides were telling Congress that the terrorist network was expanding and was capable of inflicting mass casualties in the U.S.
Nineteen months before the Boston Marathon bombings, members of the CIA requested that Tamerlan Tsarnaev be placed on a terrorist watch list.
The Obama administration's public versions of events in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya have been riddled with discrepancies, starting soon after the American dead and survivors left behind a charred diplomatic compound and bullet-scarred CIA building in Benghazi.
On Sept. 11, 2012, our Libyan Consulate was attacked and U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered. President Obama said an anti-Islam video spurred the attack, and he apologized to the Muslim world. On Sept. 13, Libyan officials claimed the killings were an attack planned for Sept. 11.
Iran's extremist militias and their proxies were behind a recent string of terrorist attacks against Israeli diplomatic targets around the globe and might seek to strike the United States, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.
With the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, under siege, the White House rushed out a television ad denouncing the anti-Islamic video the Obama administration claims is at the root of the crisis.