Washington’s Al Qaeda Ally Now Leading ISIS in Libya

By Eric Draitser The revelations that US ally Abdelhakim Belhadj is now leading ISIS in Libya should come as no surprise to those who have followed US policy in that country, and throughout the region. It illustrates for the umpteenth time that Washington has provided aid and comfort to precisely those forces it claims to…

Update: The “Shape-Shifting Sheik” and the “Sydney Siege”

The “Shape-Shifting Sheik” and the “Sydney Siege” Suspect had multiple aliases, granted political asylum by Australian government, interviewed by Australian media, spent years as fake pro-Western “Shia’a cleric” condemning Iran and Syria before recently “converting” to Sunni and supporting ISIS. By Tony Cartalucci Another embarrassing chapter has unfolded for Western intelligence and security communities in the wake of…