Spenden für den Terror

In Deutschland überlegt man, wie der Ausspruch Angela Merkels, der Islam gehöre zu Deutschland, noch besser umgesetzt werden könne. Während dieser Nachdenkpause ist der deutsche Islam sehr aktiv.
Direkt vor den Augen der Behörden sammeln islamische Vereine Spenden, zur Finanzierung von Terrorgruppen. Selbstverständlich aber hat dieser Islam nichts mit Islam zu tun, inshallah, sondern eben nur mit Islam. Read more of this post

Islamic State and Pakistan Connections

Can Daish flourish in Pakistan?
Or does Pakistan just doesn’t offer the public sympathy it needs?

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also widely known as Daish, is finally in Pakistan. Can it strike roots here and undertake the type of activities it is conducting in Iraq and Syria? What has led a group of TTP commanders to renounce Fazlullah and declare allegiance to Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi? Read more of this post

Neue Taliban-Führung

Am 7. November wurde Maulana Fazlullah zum neuen Führer der pakistanischen Taliban-Organisation TTP bestimmt. Fazlullah ist einer der radikalsten Taliban-Kommandanten, deshalb ist zu hoffen, daß die Versuche der pakistanischen Regierung, Gespräche mit den Terroristen zu suchen, ergebnislos bleiben. Read more of this post

Fewer funds for Afghan forces means more war

What is the logic behind the Obama administration’s policy toward Afghanistan? On its face, it makes no sense.
In 2009, President Barack Obama ordered a major buildup of forces to counter alarming gains by the Taliban and the Haqqani network. The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan increased from 34,000 when he took office to nearly 100,000 in 2010. To oversee the buildup he sent two top Army generals, Stanley McChrystal and then David Petraeus, to design and implement a comprehensive counterinsurgency plan that the president signed off on. Read more of this post

A Sad Occurrence

Commandos killed in Afghanistan were fighting war few see.

KABUL, Afghanistan — The 30 U.S. troops killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down Saturday in western Afghanistan — many of them Navy SEALs — were fighting a war rarely talked about.
They were not battling Afghanistan’s ingrained corruption, or building new roads or crafting nascent local governments. They were part of a group of elite troops that operate stealthily in the night and go after the U.S.’s most wanted targets of the war. Read more of this post

Changing the Face of the War one high-value Target at a Time

WASHINGTON — The death of Osama bin Laden, the top name on the U.S. military’s high-value target list, dealt a serious blow to enemy fighters in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. But it’s the systematic elimination of other names on that “capture or kill” list that many are now crediting with turning the region’s terrorists and insurgents into a younger, less experienced and less fanatical group. Read more of this post