In today’s episode of Life With Gohmert, the irrepressible Texan tells the Values Voter audience that John McCain supports Al Qaeda. Oh, Louie!
Maybe she knows something Harold Camping doesn’t…
In an interview with Understanding the Times host Jan Markell on Saturday, Rep. Michele Bachmann accused President Obama of giving aid to Al Qaeda, which she said is proof that we are living in the Last Days. Of course, on the same day Bachmann gave the interview, a Delta Force operation approved by Obama nabbed a key Al Qaeda figure in Libya.
But according to Bachmann, Obama is now championing the terrorist group.
Bachmann said that the Al Qaeda funding (which isn’t happening) is a sign of the End Times: “This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.”
“Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand,” Bachmann continued. “When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah.”
The charming thing about US news media: they’ve set it up so that they win either way. They get traffic and readers by reporting leaks of secret national security information, then they get more traffic and readers by reporting how their reports have harmed national security.
WASHINGTON — As the nation’s spy agencies assess the fallout from disclosures about their surveillance programs, some government analysts and senior officials have made a startling finding: the impact of a leaked terrorist plot by Al Qaeda in August has caused more immediate damage to American counterterrorism efforts than the thousands of classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor.
Since news reports in early August revealed that the United States intercepted messages between Ayman al-Zawahri, who succeeded Osama bin Laden as the head of Al Qaeda, and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the head of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, discussing an imminent terrorist attack, analysts have detected a sharp drop in the terrorists’ use of a major communications channel that the authorities were monitoring. Since August, senior American officials have been scrambling to find new ways to surveil the electronic messages and conversations of Al Qaeda’s leaders and operatives.
“The switches weren’t turned off, but there has been a real decrease in quality” of communications, said one United States official, who like others quoted spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence programs.
The standoff in Nairobi continues, as at least 10 Al Shabaab terrorists remain holed up in the Westgate shopping mall and the death toll has climbed to 59.
NAIROBI, Kenya — The deadly siege at a mall in Nairobi continued Sunday, as the Kenyan government struggled with the question of whether to storm the Shabab militant attackers still holed up inside or keep trying to free people trapped inside after more than 24 hours.
There were signs that Kenyan forces had begun to take steps against the hunkered-down assailants. Helicopters continued to circle the mall, and the National Disaster Operation Center said on Twitter Sunday evening after sunset: “Godspeed to our guys in the Westgate building. Major engagement ongoing. Sporadic gunfire.”
“Kenyan forces who’ve just attempted a roof landing must know that they are jeopardising the lives of all the hostages at #Westgate,” read a Twitter post attributed to the Shabab on Sunday night. “The Kenyan government shall be held responsible for any loss of life as a result of such an imprudent move.”
Yes, that’s right — Al Shabaab is back on Twitter.
And according to AFP, the death toll is continuing to climb:
UPDATE: Death toll in Kenya mall siege rises to 68: Red Cross http://t.co/fvmqSVka3C
Victims of the Kenya Mall Attack
The Somalia-based Al Qaeda spinoff group Al Shabaab launched a terrorist attack today in Kenya, in an upscale shopping mall that was holding a children’s day event, killing at least 30 people including several children: 30 Killed in Nairobi Mall Attack; Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility.
(CNN) — The death toll grew to 30 people in Saturday’s attack by gunmen on an upscale shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, leading to a fierce gunbattle with police and a hostage standoff, authorities said.
Several hours after the attack, Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.
“The Mujahideen entered #WestgateMall today at around noon and are still inside the mall,” the Islamic extremist group said on its Twitter account.
Yes, you read that last sentence correctly — Al Shabaab has a Twitter account that they use to boast about committing mass murder of innocent people, and it’s been active for almost two years, since December 2011.
Seems like a pretty clear violation of The Twitter Rules, not to mention simple human decency. Hello, Twitter? WTF?
The Al Shabaab Twitter account has now been suspended.