“For The Sake Of Allah”: Swedish Radio Station Hijacked To Play ISIS Recruiting Song

Earlier this year, President Trump took a beating in the mainstream media for blasting Europe’s, and more specifically Sweden’s, disastrous immigration policies…
Give the public a break – The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2017

Of course, since that feud erupted, the MSM has been repeatedly embarrassed by a series of violent attacks perpetrated by Muslim migrants on Swedish citizens. Here are just a few examples:
Sweden Truck Terrorist Arrested; Bomb Found Inside Truck Swedish Cop Posts Epic Facebook Rant On Immigrant Crime; Ignites Nationwide Firestorm Swedish Police “Cannot Cope” With Huge Numbers Of Rapes Since Migrants Arrived U. S. Journalist Investigating “Migrant Crime” In Sweden Has To Leave Under “Police Escort” For His Own Safety Leaked Police Report Exposes 23 Muslim-Controlled “No Go Zones” In Sweden: Plagued With Violence, Sexual Assaults, & Gun Crimes Postal Service Suspended In Swedish “No-Go” Zone Because It’s “Not Safe” Now, the latest evidence suggesting that the migrant population in Sweden might have motivations beyond their simple, peaceful relocation from the Middle East comes via a radio station in Malmo. As The Local pointed out earlier today, Malmo residents who flipped their radio dials to Mix Megapol earlier this morning were greeted with a rather alarming “ISIS recruiting” mix tape rather than the station’s normal “hits from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s.” The terrorist recruiting mix tape was apparently played for a full 30 minutes after an “unknown offender” managed to hijack the radio station.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 10, 2017.

Swedish Radio Station Hijacked By ISIS Propaganda, Plays Terror Recruitment Song For 30 Minutes

In a startling turn of events, a Swedish radio station began playing ISIS propaganda after it was apparently hijacked by supporters of the terror group who used a pirate transmitter to broadcast over a popular morning radio show.
The station, Mix Megapol, was taken over around 8:30 A. M. CET, switching from mainstream radio to the airing of the ISIS recruitment song, ‘For the sake of Allah’ which was then blasted out to residents in the countries third largest city, Malmo.
The song encourages possible western ISIS supporters to join the fight in the Middle East.

This post was published at shtfplan on November 10th, 2017.

How Broke Is The House Of Saud?

Trying to figure out what on earth is happening in the Middle East appears to have gotten a lot harder. Perhaps (because) it’s become more dangerous too. There are so many players, and connections between players, involved now that even making one of those schematic representations would never get it right. Too many unknown unknowns.
A short and incomplete list of the actors: Sunni, Shiite, Saudi Arabia, US, Russia, Turkey, ISIS, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Kurds, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Hamas, Qatar, Israel, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Houthis, perhaps even Chechnya, Afghanistan, Pakistan. I know I know, add your favorites.
So what have we got, or what do we know we’ve got?
We seem to have the US lining up with Israel, the UAE and Saudi Arabia against Russia, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah. Broadly. But that’s just a -pun intended- crude start.
Putin has been getting closer to the Saudis because of the OPEC production cuts, trying to jack up the price of oil. Which ironically has now been achieved on the heels of the arrests of 11 princes and scores of other wealthy and powerful in the kingdom. But Putin also recently signed a $30 billion oil -infrastructure- deal with Iran. And he’s been cuddling up to Israel as well.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 8, 2017.

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are About to Make More Disastrous and Idiotic Mistakes – Part 2

I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2017

In Part 1 of this series, I detailed the recent aggressive power plays initiated by 30-something Saudi princeling Mohamed bin Salman (MBS), who is effectively the absolute leader of Saudi Arabia at this time. I also highlighted how 30-something U. S. princeling Jared Kushner, son-in-law of U. S. President Donald Trump, may have been involved in MBS’s scheming during an unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia a little over a week before the purge hammer dropped. Today’s post will focus on what I think this means for the future of the Middle East, as well as U. S. imperial ambitions.
Before I get started, I want to make something clear. I don’t think I’m Nostradamus or anything. These posts are based on the assumption that certain realities remain in place in the months and years ahead. The first is that Mohamed bin Salman’s attempt to consolidate power will prove successful, at least long enough for him to make more extremely stupid mistakes. The second assumption is that Donald Trump will continue to foolishly give this princeling a blank check when it comes to whatever insane aggressions he pursues within the region.
It’s perfectly clear that MBS views recent setbacks in Syria, where Saudi ISIS forces were routed by Russia and Assad, as unacceptable. As such, he’s looking for another place to fight a proxy war with Iran. Never mind the fact that his war in Yemen has been a total failure and humanitarian disaster, MBS doesn’t appear to be someone who lets one failure get in way of future failures. He appears to have chosen Lebanon as the place for his next chaotic adventure.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Nov 8, 2017.

UK to Maintain Reaper Drone Presence in Iraq: Perpetual War Policy in Middle East

A Ministry of Defence press conference has revealed that as the war against ISIS ends, British Reaper drones are to stay deployed in the Middle East after other UK aircraft return home . As The Times reported
‘Air Commodore Johnny Stringer, who led the British air campaign against the terrorist group until last month, said that drones and other surveillance aircraft would continue to fly over Iraq and Syria to help local forces guard against the militants returning’
RAF Typhoon and Tornado’s, currently based at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, will begin returning home ‘in the next six and probably even in the next four months or so,’ he stated.
Over the past three years, ISIS has been defending the territory it gained in a rapid armed advance in 2014. With the assistance of international coalition air strikes, the overwhelming majority of Iraqi territory has now been recovered by Iraqi forces. At some point, likely to be in the very near future, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will declare that the war is over. While ISIS will likely morph into an insurgency campaign – and there are likely to be terror attacks in Iraqi cities – there will no longer be the ‘protracted armed violence’ of a level to mark an non-international armed conflict.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 8, 2017.

Resistance Axis Victory in Syria is a Positive Development for World Peace

Niraj Srivastava
21st Century Wire
The 3rd of November marks an important turning point in the Syrian war, which has been raging for more than six years. It was on that day that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured the provincial capital of Deir Ezzore, most of which had been under the control of jihadi groups during the last five years. The Nusra Front controlled it for two years [from 2012 to 2014], while the Islamic State (ISIS) held it for the last three years.
However, even during the above occupation, the SAA defended a part of the city, inhabited by around 100,000 civilians, with a force of just 7000-odd soldiers. The residents of this portion were supplied by humanitarian airdrops of food and other supplies by the World Food Organisation and the Syrian Air Force. Despite considerable loss of life due to the fighting and shortage of essential supplies, the SAA managed to retain its part of Deir Ezzore for five years – a remarkable feat.
With the liberation of Deir Ezzore, the supply lines of the SAA are secured, and it is marching towards the last urban area in Syria held by ISIS – the town of Abu Kamal, near the Syrian-Iraqi border. On the other side, Iraqi government forces have captured the vital border crossing of al-Qaim, and are in the process of liberating the town itself.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 8, 2017.

Failed Former MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann Downplays The Crimes Of Osama Bin Laden And ISIS In Sickening Attack On Donald Trump

During an appearance on ABC’s ‘The View,’ former ESPN and MSNBC broadcaster Keith Olbermann doubled down on a recent Tweet in which he ludicrously declared that Donald Trump has done more damage to the country than supposed 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden and ISIS combined.
In an shocking example of what has become known as ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’, Olbermann took to Twitter on November 1st to respond to a Tweet by Donald Trump Jr. that wondered if the left would ever care as much about a terror attack as they do about those who expose socialism.
Olbermann, apparently triggered by Trump Jr’s message, went straight into batshit crazy mode, openly declaring that President Trump had done more damage to the country than the man that many believe was behind the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States as well as the most brutal terrorist organization seen in modern times, ISIS.

This post was published at shtfplan on November 3rd, 2017.

Episode #209 – ‘By the Rivers of Babylon’ guests Mike Robinson, Vanessa Beeley

Episode #209 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes on Nov 5th 2017 as host Patrick Henningsen brings you this week’s LIVE broadcast on the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) – covering all the top news stories both at home and internationally…
5pm-8pm UK Time | 12pm-3pm ET (US) | 9am-12am PT (US)
This week the SUNDAY WIRE is broadcasting LIVE as host Patrick Henningsen is joined by in-studio guest host Mike Robinson from UK Column as we attempt to tackle this week’s breaking news including the Great Saudi Purge, the Lebanese PM Hariri’s shock resignation, Westminster’s pathetic ‘Sex Scandal’ side shows and the infamous ‘Pound Shop Weinstein’, along with the UK ‘celebration’ of the 100 year anniversary of the modern disaster known as the Balfour Declaration. We’ll also talk about 21WIRE’s recent fact-finding mission to Iraq last week and Patrick thoughts on the country and their incredible victory over ISIS. Afterwards, we’ll be joined by 21WIRE associate editor Vanessa Beeley to share her thoughts on the Iraq story, as well as breaking news on Yemen and a new NGO scandal in Syria. Enjoy the show…
Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 5, 2017.

Iraq Reclaims its Sovereignty with Victory Against ISIS & US Colonialisation

Elijah J Magnier
Iraqi forces advance towards al-Qaem, the last ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS) stronghold in Iraq, to put the last stone over the terrorist group’s grave and on the ‘Islamic State Caliphate’ that so much occupied the world’s headlines over the last few years and indeed, large parts of Iraqi and Syrian territories.
ISIS is aware that al-Qaem will fall very soon, the city won’t be able to hold for very long. Therefore, many of the group leaders and militants have fled to the numerous refuges organised in the last years – according to intelligence reports – in the Iraqi Anbar desert and the Syrian al-badiya where ISIS can hide in the tens of thousands of kilometres along the Syrian-Iraqi borders.
ISIS is expected to lick its wounds to try and re-organise its group following the defeat inflected upon it as indicated by its shrinking territory (which it has occupied since 2014), and also its shrinking numbers. Many foreign fighters were either killed or mostly left the group, which has been incapable of recruiting new forces. Moreover, ISIS resources have dried up: no more oil and gas fields under its control, no more taxes to be imposed, no more arts and crafts to steal and sell, and no more ‘donations’ from the Arab world.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 5, 2017.

Islamic State Collapses As Syrian Army Fully Liberates Deir Ezzor City

That the regime has been able to keep its garrison in Deir Ezzor is indeed quite a miracle. Fair is fair. — Hassan Hassan (@hxhassan) November 3, 2017

After two months of intense fighting, Syria’s last major ISIS stronghold of Deir Ezzor city has been fully liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), and this comes just as the terror group is losing its final stronghold across the border in Iraq as the Iraqi army and paramilitary units liberate the city of al-Qaem.
The final fledgling terror resistance ended overnight as the SAA’s elite Tiger Forces and the Republican Guard yesterday liberated the city’s Jubaliyah neighborhood, the central park area, the school of law and education area and the southern part of the sprawling Hamidiyah neighborhood. The week witnessed rapid army victory as it pushed deep into the last remnants of ISIS presence in the city, with the group losing 40% of the area that it had been controlling in the northern part of the city in a matter of a mere few days.
Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian army’s victory in Deir Ezzor has even anti-Assad pundits expressing shock and surprise that government forces could come back against such impossible odds. For much of the past year the city’s key military airport was besieged by ISIS while over 5000 civilians along with Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters were trapped inside the base with no food or supplies. According to various reports from correspondents on the ground, it was defended from near daily terror attacks by starving base residents, and supplied from government air drops. Many lost their lives just attempting to access some of the hard to reach airdrops on which the base’s survival depended, however, it was the SAA liberation of this key airport in early September that proved to be the final turning point of the breakdown of the ISIS stranglehold on the city.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 3, 2017.

All Of Iraq About To Be Liberated As ISIS Enters The Dustbin Of History

Submitted by Elijah Magnier, Middle East based chief international war correspondent for Al Rai Media
Iraqi forces continue to advance on al-Qaem, the last “Islamic State” (ISIS) stronghold in Iraq, which will put the last stone over the terrorist group’s grave and on the so-called ‘Islamic State Caliphate’ that so much occupied the world’s headlines over the last few years and indeed, large parts of Iraqi and Syrian territories.
ISIS is aware that al-Qaem will fall very soon – the city won’t be able to hold for very long. Therefore, many of the group’s leaders and militants have fled to the numerous refugee camps which have emerged in the last years – according to intelligence reports – in the Iraqi Anbar desert and the Syrian al-Badiya where ISIS can hide along the tens of thousands of kilometers of sprawling Syrian-Iraqi border areas among refugees.
ISIS is expected to lick its wounds to try and re-organize its group following the defeat inflicted upon it as indicated by its shrinking territory (which it has occupied since 2014), as well as its shrinking numbers. Many foreign fighters were either killed or mostly left the group, which has remained largely incapable of recruiting new forces. Moreover, ISIS resources have dried up: no more oil and gas fields under its control, no more taxes to be imposed, no more arts and crafts to steal and sell, and no more ‘donations’ from the Arab world.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 2, 2017.

Bana Alabed the Exploited Child – War, to ‘Save the Children’

Today, on her program, The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti introduced the broadcast of a 23-minute documentary record of the voices of 8-year-old Bana Alabed and her mother, Fatima, produced at the studios of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in New York City.

Bana Alabed has been exposed recently, in several forums, as a spectacular example of the media exploitation of children for the purpose of promoting war and conquest. (1) Bana was the poster child of the ‘Stand With Aleppo’ campaign one year ago which falsely alleged that the Syrian Arab Army was committing horrible atrocities against civilians while it liberated eastern Aleppo from the control of terrorist mercenaries.
In fact, the Syrian forces were extremely professional and humane during that military operation. They opened corridors regularly for citizens to escape from the control of the terrorists in eastern Aleppo, and tens of thousands of Aleppans took advantage of these escape routes to flee to government-controlled western Aleppo.
Russian military forces daily delivered tractor-trailer loads of humanitarian aid to the fleeing civilians. Rather than carpet-bomb eastern Aleppo, the Syrian armed forces liberated the city house by house and street by street. In the end, the Syrian government allowed nearly ten thousand terrorists from all sorts of groups ranging from Al Qaeda to ISIS to the Muslim Brotherhood to leave Aleppo with their families and their small arms in buses it provided en route to neighbouring Idlib Province.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 2, 2017.

NEW YORK KNOWN WOLF: Halloween Truck Attacker Known to DHS Prior to ‘Act of Terror’

Years before allegedly carrying out a truck rampage on Halloween, the man named in New York’s most recent ‘act of terror’ was already well-known to the United States Department of Homeland Security. This latest supposedly homegrown ‘ISIS-inspired’ attack produces yet another ‘known wolf’ with ties to suspected terrorists as well as authorities.
According to officials, 29 year-old Sayfullo Saipov, the man charged in a deadly Manhattan vehicular assault on October 31st, was previously questioned over suspected ties to terrorism in 2015 by the US Department of Homeland Security. Saipov reportedly became a permanent legal resident upon arriving in the US on a diversity lottery visa in 2010. Since that time, the suspected terrorist moved from Ohio, Florida, and most recently New Jersey, where he was interviewed by DHS in 2015.
Sayfullo (Habibullaevic) Saipov who bounced across America, committed only minor traffic violations before his alleged involvement in the New York truck attack.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 1, 2017.

Trump Demands “Death Penalty” For NYC Truck Terrorist, Calls US Justice System “Laughingstock”

NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2017

After an angry overnight tweet…
The portion of Trump’s tweet about the Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS) flag is a reference to the complaint filed against Saipov that claims the suspect asked to place the terror group’s flag in his hospital room.
President Trump earlier in the day on Wednesday said he would “certainly consider” sending the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, to the U. S. military prison in Guantnamo Bay, Cuba.
‘I would certainly consider that, yes,” Trump said when asked by a reporter at the White House. “Send him to Gitmo.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 2, 2017.

Chilling Image Of ISIS Flag Was Taken At Exact Spot Where NYC Terror Attack Began

Investigators from the FBI and NYPD probing the background of 29-year-old suspected terrorist Sayfullo Saipov – who was taken into custody alive after yesterday’s grisly Halloween attack in Lower Manhattan – say that he planned the attack weeks ahead of time, the Washington Post reported.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the attacker was influenced by the Islamic State and its violent tactics after arriving in this country from Uzbekistan. Officials say the suspected attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, left a note declaring his allegiance to the group. Authorities have found no direct connection between Saipov and ISIS, and the group typically doesn’t take credit for attacks when the attacker is captured alive.
However, in a chilling revelation that suggest Saipov might’ve left clues about his intentions for authorities, the Daily Mail reported that an image showing an individual, who isn’t pictured, holding a photo of the ISIS flag at the exact spot where Saipov allegedly mounted the barrier onto the West Side Highway bike path, emerged online some two months ago.
More details about the attack were released Wednesday afternoon during a press conference with NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Cuomo and NYPD Police Chief Jim O’Neil. Cuomo and DeBlasio also discussed previously undisclosed details during an appearance on CNN.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 1, 2017.

NYC Terrorist Bragged About Attack In Hospital, Was Pleased With His “Success”

Update: Reports of the details of investigators’ conversations with Saipov are beginning to leak. While it’s unclear what, if anything, investigators learned from him, one official told ABC News the suspect seemed ‘proud’ of the attack.
Investigators spent the overnight hours collecting video and still images from traffic and surveillance cameras along the route of the attack, sources said. Those images show that Saipov drove carefully and at moderate speed until he entered the jogging path and accelerated; investigators believe that suggests the suspect knew where he wanted to begin the attack. Authorities are pouring through toll records and other digital records to see if Saipov had scoped out the location beforehand, according to ABC.
Saipov also reportedly entered the US through what is called the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program.” In an early morning tweet, President Donald Trump criticized Sen. Chuck Schumer, whom he blamed for supporting the program, and his fellow Democrats, adding that he favors a “merit-based” immigration system instead.
Saipov has come up in prior counterterror investigations as a ‘possible associate’ of a suspect in an investigation, but he was not the focus and there was never any proof to open a case file on him so he was not under surveillance, sources said. Saipov entered the U. S. through New York’s JFK Airport in 2010, according to law enforcement sources. He had a green card that allowed him permanent legal residence in the country, sources said.
The green card came via a government program called the Diversity Visa Lottery, which hands out about 55,000 visas per year.
CBS reported that Saipov bragged about his attack in the hospital and seemed pleased with its “success.” Also, he told police that he didn’t intend to crash into the school bus – and that he had hoped to run over more people. Police also revealed that they had found knives and ten to fifteen peices of paper explaining his allegiance to ISIS.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 1, 2017.

Suspect Identified In NYC Terror Attack That Left 8 Dead; Pled Allegiance To ISIS

One World Trade Center was lit up in red, white and blue after the New York truck attack pic.twitter.com/Re3slo78J6
— CNN (@CNN) October 31, 2017

Update 10:10 pm: The New York Post is reporting that victims of today’s attack included American students and adults who were on the school bus that was rammed, along with an undisclosed number of Belgian and Argentinian nationals.
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed that several ‘Argentine citizens’ were among the dead, though it’s unclear how many.
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister for Belgium, wrote on Twitter that at least one the victims was Belgian.
‘I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in Manhattan,’ he tweeted. ‘I express my condolences to the family and friends.”
Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina has confirmed that two staff members and two students were among those who were hurt. They had been on a school bus, which was struck by suspected terrorist Sayfullo Saipov.
One of the students is reportedly in critical condition.
According to Reynders, three other Belgians were ‘also wounded’ during the incident and ‘in the operating room’ undergoing surgery on Tuesday night. The extent of their injuries was not clear.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 31, 2017.

From Shadow Wars To Overt War: The Pentagon’s New ‘Scramble For Africa’

When news broke of the October 4 ambush and deaths of four elite Green Beret soldiers in Niger, the immediate reaction voiced among congressional leaders and echoed generally in the media was: we have troops in Niger? But the bigger questions of the US military’s increasingly sizable footprint in Africa (or what has long been called our ‘Shadow War’) quickly disappeared from public debate, instead, in usual fashion the media quickly focused on myopic details of phone calls and whether Trump’s handling of the aftermath was “presidential” enough.
Gone were the larger looming questions the average American might rightly ask: when did Congress authorize or oversee operations in Africa which would put “boots on the ground” in potential live combat zones? What is the ultimate purpose in our being in Africa? Were the tragic deaths, and subsequent sufferings of their families worth whatever nebulous mission they were tasked with? If this was about fighting ISIS in Africa, how did ISIS establish a presence in Africa to begin with? (hint: it could have something to do with US-driven regime change wars in Iraq, Libya, and Syria).
But as has been the case with all administrations going back to 9/11, the moment the White House and congressional leaders invoke those magical letters, AUMF (the 16-year old authorization for use of military force), the media quickly falls in line, in spite of the fact that the War Powers Resolution (WPR) was designed to prevent the president from unilaterally placing US troops in harm’s way (though because it’s Trump, and not Obama, even CNN will publish the occasional and rare anti-war op-ed).

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 26, 2017.