U.S. Sanctions Top Al Qaeda Operatives Working in Iran

Barack Obama

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it has sanctioned “three al Qaeda senior members located in Iran” for funneling money and moving terrorist operative across the Middle East, according to an announcement by the Treasury Department.

President Obama, Gitmo, and the Persistence of Magical Thinking

AP

Here’s an exercise for anyone laboring on the State Department’s seventh floor, or in the inner recesses of the White House, or in any of the handful of places where people seem to believe that the continued existence of the prison at Guantanamo Bay is a potent recruiting tool for terrorists. Pull up the most recent issues of Dabiq and Inspire, the English language magazines of ISIS and al-Qaeda, respectively. Then search the texts for the words Guantanamo, Gitmo, and Cuba.