#Terrornoia Update: Apr. 24, 2014

Danny Benavides
April 24, 2014


As Syria’s presidential election approaches, the foreign proxy war heats up with fresh US-made T.O.W. missiles and more. Call it a final “gift” to the jihadists from Bandar bin Sultan — exit stage right.

Meanwhile, new chlorine attacks are investigated as more than 80% of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles are seized and accounted for. As certain jihadist terror cells are supplied and financed by the U.S., U.K., and Saudi Arabia, others such as ISIS enter into other activities (such as kidnapping and ransom) to fund their organization.

Down into the Arabian Peninsula, America’s CIA and JSOC armchair assassins bomb dozens and dozens of suspected, supposed Al Qaeda militants (read: males over the age of, say, 12 or 13… and their mothers and sisters, too). After all, Al Qaeda jihadis (and presumably not the ones the CIA and the State Department are funneling weapons to at the moment) held a big, open meeting a week or so ago… so, time to fire off some Hellfire missiles at groups of brown people to project the appearance of “doing something” about it.

And across the Gulf of Aden, the U.S. stealthily continues to build up its military presence along the Horn of Africa to launch its own terror ops and deathsquad training. You know, to kill those other terrorists that arose out of the carnage wrought by previous U.S.-backed deathsquads.



Saudi Prince Bandar promised a victory he could not deliver via Phil Sands, Justin Vela, and Taimur Khan @ The National [beware establishment lines, and be sure to read between them...]

Syrian opposition fighters obtain U.S.-made TOW antitank missiles via Karen DeYoung @ The Washington Post []

Who supports who in Syria opposition? via Fehim Tastekin @ Al-Monitor

In Syria, rebel attacks in the north reflect a number of important changes via Patrick Cockburn @ The Independent

Syrian oil plundered by armed groups via Ziad Haidar @ Al-Monitor

ISIS’ ‘Diyala Division’ lauds foreign suicide bombers, including Dane via Bill Roggio @ The Long War Journal

Rival group accuses Al-Qaeda of betraying jihadist cause @ AFP/The Daily Star

Advanced U.S. Weapons Flow to Syrian Rebels via Ellen Knickmeyer, Maria Abi-Habib, and Adam Entous @ The Wall Street Journal [bypass the paywall through Google's cached page: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:xUElOcayJVcJ:online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304626304579509401865454762+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]

How the West Gassed Thousands to Death in Damascus via Tony Cartalucci @ New Eastern Outlook/Global Research

Qaeda chief urges for jihadist unity in Syria @ AFP/Al-Akhbar English

Father of teenage fighter killed in Syria calls on UK to arm rebels via Damien McElroy @ The Telegraph

Syria jihadists rattle staunch U.S. ally Jordan @ Reuters/Haaretz

Teenage Girls Seduced by the Syrian Jihad? via Christopher Dickey @ The Daily Beast

Zawahiri discusses infighting in Syria, opposition to Egyptian goverment via Thomas Joscelyn @ The Long War Journal

Analysts: Ransom helps militant group in Syria pay for 4-front war via Mitchell Prothero @ McClatchy News

Syrian Election Announced; Rebels Report New Weapons via Ben Hubbard @ The New York Times

Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs via Diaa Hadid @ Associated Press/The Times of Israel

Homs Emerges as Turning Point in Shaping Syria’s Future via Anne Barnard @ The New York Times

Experts: U.S. must have OKd transfer of missiles seen in Syria rebel videos via Mitchell Prothero and Jonathan S. Landay @ McClatchy News [denials thus implausible]

Syria’s chemical weapons wild card: chlorine gas via Oliver Holmes @ Reuters [pre-election propaganda?]

Syrian opposition asks for more Saudi aid @ AFP/The Daily Star [never-ending, like all other government programs]

CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say via Tom Bowman and Alice Fordham @ NPR [building new rat-lines]

Khorasan pledge splits al-Qaeda via Radwan Mortada @ Al-Akhbar English

Last rebel bastion in Syria’s Homs expected to fall soon via Mitchell Prothero @ McClatchy News

Turkish soldiers inside Syria abducted by Islamist rebels, news reports say via Roy Gutman @ McClatchy News [preparations for a false flag?]

Syria’s Dagestan ruled by the sword of ISIS via Suhaib Anjarini @ Al-Akhbar English

Drone-terror in Yemen

U.S. drone kills 21 in Yemen @ Xinhua News

Yemen says drone strikes kill 55 Al-Qaeda fighters @ Al Jazeera America

US targets AQAP master bomb maker in 2 strikes in Yemen via Bill Roggio and Oren Adaki @ The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda militants hit by wave of drone attacks in Yemen via Hakim Almasmari @ The National

U.S. drone strikes came despite Yemen’s hopes to limit them via Adam Baron @ McClatchy News

U.S. Drones and Yemeni Forces Kill Qaeda-Linked Fighters, Officials Say via Eric Schmitt @ The New York Times

String of US drone strikes in Yemen target Al Qaeda affiliate via Ariel Zirulnick @ The Christian Science Monitor

How Many Bombed Weddings Does It Take to Unscrew US Drone Policy? via John Glaser @ Antiwar.com

Blowback From Drone Strikes Over Yemen via Patrick Cockburn @ Counterpunch

Yemen latest front line in Saudi-Qatari feud via Farea Al-Muslimi @ Al-Monitor

Al Qaida seize hospitals in Yemen to treat wounded @ AFP/Gulf News

Obama’s killing fields in Yemen via Nile Bowie @ RT’s Op-Edge

And don’t forget about Africa

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims responsibility for blast that killed 75 @ Associated Press/Al Jazeera America

In Shift to Africa, US Troops Find Complicated Relationships via Paul Mcleary @ Defense News

The Militarization of the African Continent: AFRICOM Expands Operations in Cooperation With Europe via Abayomi Azikiwe @ Global Research

‘Piles’ of bodies left after attack on civilians by gunmen in South Sudan @ The Washington Post

Boko Haram’s roots in Nigeria long predate the Al-Qaeda era via Jeremy Weate @ Al Jazeera America

Nairobi bombing kills 4 as suspects detonate bomb outside police station via JC Finley @ UPI

Additional reads

The Middle East we must confront in the future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money via Robert Fisk @ The Independent

Too Big to Jail?: Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington via Tom Engelhardt @ TomDispatch