Obama Admin Reveals New Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Policy threatens animals, aids criminals, terrorist groups
AP

The Obama administration has unveiled a new strategy to combat wildlife trafficking that threatens endangered species and lines the pockets of some of the world’s most notorious criminals and terrorist groups.

Islamist Terrorists Shifting from Web to Social Media

Facebook, Twitter grapple with terrorists’ use of social media for messaging, communications
AP

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter are grappling with terrorists who are moving from websites to microblogs as a way to spread propaganda, recruit members, and communicate.

Terror Raids Ignore Benghazi Suspects

Libya raid failed to target Benghazi attackers; Somali terror group fears further commando strikes
Ansar al Shariah supporters protest the U.S. capture of one of the terror group's leaders. / AP

The Obama administration failed to act against Libyan Islamists who attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi last year during the capture last weekend of a senior al Qaeda terrorist in Tripoli according to U.S. officials.

Meanwhile, the Somali terrorist group al Shabaab is “gripped with fear” following the unsuccessful covert U.S. military strike against one of its leaders.

Al Qaeda on the Warpath

Terrorist affiliates spread after decapitation of central organization
Somali government soldiers / AP

Al Qaeda affiliations have spread and strengthened throughout the Middle East and Africa, transforming al Qaeda into an increasingly dangerous global network, research analysts at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) said during a panel Wednesday.

Terror Tweets

A person claiming to be an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist uses Twitter, YouTube
Omar Hammami / YouTube

A suspected al Qaeda terrorist who is listed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list has been disseminating jihadi propaganda via his Twitter and YouTube accounts, according to terrorism experts.