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World Cup Security Concerns Grow as Santos Fan is Beaten to Death...
DAILY MAIL [UK] ^ | February 25, 2014 | by Mike Dawes

Posted on 02/27/2014 12:08:48 AM PST by Cindy

SNIPPET: "Security concerns ahead of this summer's Brazilian World Cup have increased after a football fan was beaten to death in host city Sao Paulo."

SNIPPET: "There are serious concerns about the safety of travelling supporters at this summer's World Cup after more than 30 people were killed in 2013 as a result of football-related violence.

One of Brazil’s biggest criminal gangs last year promised a ‘Tournament of Terror’.

The threat was issued by Sau Paulo's 'First Capital of the Command', who in 2012 was a group behind the murder of more than a hundred of the city’s police officers."

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1 posted on 02/27/2014 12:08:49 AM PST by Cindy
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“Security plans discussed at Sao Paulo seminar”

SNIPPET: “Another important step was taken in the coordination of Brazil’s security forces this week, with all the agencies involved in planning public security at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ gathering at the Sao Paulo State Industrial Federation (FIESP) Cultural Centre for the 2nd General Security Seminar.”

SNIPPET: “The seminar opened with the agencies involved in planning security operations at the 12 Host Cities receiving an in-depth briefing on the integrated security model being put in place by the LOC, FIFA, ABIN and the Brazilian Ministries of Justice and Defence.”

2 posted on 02/27/2014 12:13:25 AM PST by Cindy
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February 25, 2014

“iRobots to help police boost security at World Cup
30 compact ‘Packbots’ will be supplied to the Brazilian government”

By Joe Prince-Wright
NBC Sports

SNIPPET: “f the U.S. national team heads home early from the World Cup in Brazil this summer, there will still be a huge U.S. presence on the ground in South America… in the form of robots.”

3 posted on 02/27/2014 12:15:36 AM PST by Cindy
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“Hackers Threaten Brazil’s World Cup”
February 26, 2014

SNIPPET: “SAO PAULO — Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the World Cup with attacks ranging from jamming websites to data theft, adding cyber warfare to the list of challenges for a competition already marred by protests, delays and overspending.”

SNIPPET: “Most of the attacks are so called “phishing,” where users are redirected to fake sites of banks and firms and tricked into entering their credit card data. Online security firm Kaspersky said it is blocking between 40 and 50 fraudulent sites using the theme of the Cup daily.”

4 posted on 02/27/2014 12:19:30 AM PST by Cindy
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“CORRECTED-Hackers target Brazil’s World Cup for cyber attacks”
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:49am EST

By Esteban Israel

Feb 26 (Reuters) -

SNIPPET: “”We are already making plans,” said an alleged hacker who goes by the nom de guerre of Eduarda Dioratto. “I don’t think there is much they can do to stop us.”

Reuters contacted Dioratto and other self-proclaimed members of the international hacker network known as Anonymous by finding them online.”

5 posted on 02/27/2014 12:23:48 AM PST by Cindy
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Off Thread Topic....Previously:


Nairobi Explosive ‘same as Kampala bomb’ - News ^ | October 3, 2013 01:00 | by Maureen Kakah
Posted on October 2, 2013 at 11:48:52 PM PDT by Cindy


SNIPPET: “An explosive found in a Nairobi matatu (taxi) was similar to the one used in a Kampala attack and two city bombings, a court heard on Tuesday.

The object weighing 10kgs, was an improvised explosive device designed to be exploded at a target by either a suicide bomber or by remote control via a cellphone, a police officer, who presented bomb experts’ findings, said.

“The device was complete with all the components of an improvised explosive device and was designed to function to maximum destruction of property and life,” the officer said. He told the court that the device was a replica of what was used in previous terror bombings such as the Kampala one during the 2010 World Cup finals, Moi Avenue’s Assanands building blast and the Eastleigh car bombing.”

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Qaeda Group Threatens to Attack World Cup
CBS ^ | April 7, 2009, 2:38 pm ET - Updated | Posted by Khaled Wassef
Posted on April 7, 2010 at 7:08:59 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: “The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer’s World Cup games in South Africa.

“How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing,” reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise).”

SNIPPET: “In addition to the U.S. and U.K. teams, the teams representing France, Germany and Italy are also on the group’s list of targets.

“All those countries are part of the Zionist-Crusader campaign against Islam,” the statement says.

The group says they will use some undetectable explosive that will be able to circumvent security checkpoints at the games.”

SNIPPET: “South Africa had announced last October that its security forces had foiled an al Qaeda plot to carry out a terrorist attack during the 2010 football World Cup. According to reports published then, South Africa’s National Intelligence Agency, senior police forces and American agents jointly conducted the operation, which led to the arrest of a number of suspects linked to the group in Somalia and Mozambique working on a plot to carry out bomb attacks during the games.”

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6 posted on 02/27/2014 12:30:01 AM PST by Cindy
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Off Thread Topic... Previously:

“Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events” ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
Posted on April 16, 2013 at 2:13:26 PM PDT by Biggirl

7 posted on 02/27/2014 12:32:30 AM PST by Cindy
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8 posted on 02/27/2014 12:37:01 AM PST by Cindy
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I used to have frequent discussions with a Brazilian who lived in Rio de Janeiro. She emphasized that Brazil was a third world country, with corruption, gangs running large parts of the city, ineffectual policing (they are outgunned and don't have enough ammunition)and many other features that Americans do not consider when they contemplate the popular notion of what the country is like.

Large international events sound like invitations to rampant crime.
9 posted on 02/27/2014 12:38:46 AM PST by Nepeta
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What do you expect from such a boring game? The real action takes place off the field. They even ripped off the word football from our own game,

10 posted on 02/27/2014 12:41:23 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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I've been. I've walked through the favelas with friends during carnaval. The one thing I could not talk them into doing was go up into the jungle covered mountains somewhat inland. That's when they said "Nope, there's crazy people up there..."

If you're a soccer fan in Santos, never bad mouth the Corinthians. That's a death sentence in itself.

11 posted on 02/27/2014 4:28:54 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Huh, had to laugh. A few weeks back the wife and I were discussing how well behaved our kids were. Somehow the consensus was that I should never talk to them about what I was like when I was young and single. My wife is a particularly patient and wise woman...

12 posted on 02/27/2014 4:31:07 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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