Nice and the Refugee Crisis

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Since late July, I’ve seen virtually nothing new regarding the Nice terror attacks.  For about two weeks following the attack, both the French and Italian press (and to a smaller extent the Albanian press) seemed to be making some headway in getting to the bottom of what happened, who helped Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel make it happen, and some of the suspicious movements he and his associates made in the last year and a half. Continue reading

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Attack in Nice: An Unfolding Conspiracy

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While it’s tempting to write articles for the sake of being topical and driving readers to one’s site, I’ve sat back on a lot of recent events and allowed them to develop.  For one reason, it’s because I don’t have anything unique to say beyond what one can find ad nauseum in 1,000 other articles.  Beyond that, it boils down to the fact that there are so few legitimate pieces of information to analyze.  And that has been the case with the attack in Nice until now. Continue reading

From the UK, to Italy, then Singapore, and Back to Brussels

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Mohammed Ali Ahmed, Zakaria Boufassil, and Soumaya Boufassil in the dock at Westminster Magistrates Court CREDIT: JULIA QUENZLER

I’ve taken a few days off from writing due to the requirements of everyday life, but I haven’t stopped paying attention.  Law enforcement throughout the world have continued to uncover cells and plots, revealing that al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and other global-jihadist-minded actors have not swerved from their program to implement the Sharia throughout the world.

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A Flurry of Activity Around Europe

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Due to other requirements on my time, I was forced to sit back for a few days and watch as things unfolded in the aftermath of the Brussels bombings.  Thankfully, this was so, because we’ve seen raid upon raid and arrest after arrest since late last week with little clarity added to the picture since then.  All that seems to be apparent is that the situation is far more complex and worrisome than authorities have either believed or made known to the public before now. Continue reading