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  • Latest theory says Roswell UFO was Russian craft

    05/23/2011 1:54:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/23/11
    The world famous Roswell "incident" was no UFO but rather a Russian spacecraft with "grotesque, child-size aviators" developed in human experiments by Nazi doctor and war criminal Josef Mengele, according to a theory floated by investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen. Her book, "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base," is about the secretive Nevada base called Area 51. One chapter offers the new Roswell theory, citing an anonymous source who says Joseph Stalin recruited Mengele and sent the craft into U.S. air space in 1947 to spark public hysteria. Like past theories, Jacobsen writes that the U.S....
  • TSA Dodges Congressional Investigation of Breach

    12/19/2009 8:47:07 AM PST · by AJKauf · 5 replies · 439+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 19 | Annie Jacobsen
    Osama bin Laden has approximately 53 half-siblings. Last week, ABC reported that 12 of them have FAA pilot’s licenses, making them “eligible to fly aircraft anywhere in the United States.” While this is indeed an eye-opener of a headline, Osama bin Laden’s high-profile siblings and the FAA are a small concern compared to the threat posed by thousands of would-be foreign pilots routinely granted pilot licenses by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). Last year, in my Pajamas Media article “Flight School Fiasco: No Lessons Learned After 9/11,” I wrote that the TSA, not the FAA, has the final say on...
  • Security incident aboard AirTran Flight 297 suggests terror "Dry Run"

    12/04/2009 4:34:32 AM PST · by cyn · 78 replies · 3,321+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 3,2009 | Doug Hagmann
    “Planned and choreographed” incident similar to USAir Flight 300 Security incident aboard AirTran Flight 297 suggests terror “Dry Run”On November 17, an incident took place aboard AirTran Flight 297 scheduled to fly from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport to Houston that the media does not want to cover and everyone from the airline to the TSA and other government agencies want to keep very quiet. The reasons, I have been told, is fear of predatory lawsuits, negative publicity from accusations of religious profiling, and the obligatory subjugation to mindless mandatory Muslim sensitivity training that make a mockery of our American system of...
  • Is Terrorism Behind Mysterious Crop-Duster Crashes in Philippines?

    12/21/2007 4:14:34 PM PST · by Dog · 33 replies · 313+ views ^ | Dec 21 2007 | Annie Jacobsen
    Five crop-duster planes have crashed on the terror-plagued island of Mindanao in a short period of time. Annie Jacobsen says that while it may feel like Mindanao is half a world away, the island’s plantations are linked to the international food supply chain. Is it time to start worrying about what’s being sprayed on your bananas? Support Pajamas Media; Visit Our Advertisers by Annie Jacobsen There have been five crop-duster plane crashes on the terrorist-plagued island of Mindanao in the Philippines in a 90-day period. The most recent incident happened on December 6. Three of the five crashes occurred on...
  • NORTHWEST FLIGHT 327 (Reinhard)

    06/03/2007 8:00:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies · 2,206+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 3, 2007 | David Reinhard
    Sunday, June 03, 2007 Here's what we know happened on Northwest Flight 327 back on June 29, 2004: Thirteen Middle Eastern men -- 12 from Syria, one a permanent U.S. resident from Lebanon -- had one-way tickets for the weekday nonstop from Detroit to Los Angeles. The men, a musical group and their U.S. promoter, took seats all over the plane. Takeoff was delayed when one man with a limp refused to move from an emergency row, pretending he did not understand English. In flight, one or two of the men walked the aisle, seeming to count passengers. One rushed...
  • Ticket to an American University or Ticket to Paradise?

    06/02/2007 11:04:25 AM PDT · by happygrl · 10 replies · 980+ views
    Women's Wall Street ^ | 5/29/2007Discuss this Article | Annie Jacobsen
    The Mysterious Case of Missing Saudi Student On October 15, 2006, a young Saudi Arabian male named Anwar Al——,* (His full name will not be used for legal reasons) claiming to be an engineering student at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, presented what must have been false documents to United States Customs and Immigration at an east coast airport and managed to slip into the country illegally. This is something that is not easily done: for a citizen of Saudi Arabia to get into the United States to attend an institution of higher learning requires the scrutiny of...
  • Flight 327

    05/31/2007 6:54:32 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 9 replies · 624+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2007 | Editorial writer
    ...we are awash in government studies, reports and other data which make clear that nearly six years after September 11, the government bureaucracies that are supposed to keep out terrorists are in many ways as incompetent and dysfunctional as they were before... A newly released report from the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about the government's handling of 13 suspicious passengers on a June 29, 2004, Northwest Airlines flight serves as a reminder of why so many Americans are rightly skeptical of Washington's ability to manage a mass-amnesty program... The report, which details what happened on...
  • Report confirms terror dry run

    05/30/2007 3:21:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies · 3,597+ views
    Report confirms terror dry run By Audrey Hudson THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published May 30, 2007 Download the inspector general report (PDF) A newly released inspector general report backs eyewitness accounts of suspicious behavior by 13 Middle Eastern men on a Northwest Airlines flight in 2004 and reveals several missteps by government officials, including failure to file an incident report until a month after the matter became public. According to the Homeland Security report, the "suspicious passengers," 12 Syrians and their Lebanese-born promoter, were traveling on Flight 327 from Detroit to Los Angeles on expired visas. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...
  • American Airlines Flight 62: A Terrorist Probe?

    03/05/2007 8:55:22 AM PST · by aculeus · 92 replies · 4,932+ views
    The Aviation Nation ^ | March 5, 2007 | By Annie Jacobsen
    The following is an email I received detailing a “serious probe” on board American Airlines flight 62 traveling from Paris to Miami. The information comes to me second-hand — from a trusted source in the field. American Airlines spokesman John Hotard confirmed the incident on flight 62 with me, stating “there was a disturbance on board, it was handled by crew.” I asked Mr. Hotard the status of the men who were detained by FBI. Hotard told me “for security reasons, I can’t comment further.” Here it is, unedited: “This is not meant to scare, but it probably will. Consider...
  • Sword on Board - Airport security’s problems with accountability.

    11/28/2006 8:16:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 698+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 28, 2006 | Annie Jacobsen
    November 28, 2006, 7:15 a.m. Sword on BoardAirport security’s problems with accountability. By Annie Jacobsen Earlier this year, a passenger at the Dallas-Forth Worth airport got a four-foot sword on an American Airlines airplane. How in the world did a sword that size manage to get through airport security? Who knows, but it did, and there it was for a plane full of Los Angeles-bound passengers to see. A federal incident report recounts the story, and additional details about the sword came to me from Steve Elson, a former FAA Red Team member who, at the government’s behest, used...
  • Terror in the Skies

    08/15/2006 5:56:49 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 33 replies · 1,014+ views
    The recent terror attempt in Britian reminded me of Annie Jacobsen's account about flight 327 on Northwest Airlines that she believes was a "dry run" for terrorists. So one asks, how much of this has been going on? What other plots are in motion? Is it time to keep all foreigners off planes or subject to extreme scrutiny?
  • US launches inquiry into 'rehearsal for hijack' on Flight 327

    04/30/2005 7:31:46 PM PDT · by wjersey · 57 replies · 1,589+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/1/2005 | Philip Sherwell
    A secret federal investigation has been launched into alarming events on a now-infamous domestic flight last June when a group of passengers claimed that some Syrians were conducting a dry run for a terror attack or hijacking. Annie Jacobsen, who first came forward with details of disturbing behaviour by the 14 Syrians on Northwest Flight 327, from Detroit to Los Angeles, has been interviewed about events on the flight by four officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They flew from Chicago to Los Angeles to talk to her, she said last week, even though she was three days...
  • This is Part XIII of the ongoing series entitled "Terror in the Skies".

    04/26/2005 8:45:54 AM PDT · by Idisarthur · 2 replies · 392+ views
    WOMENS WALLSTREET ^ | 4/22/2005 | Annie Jacobsen
    The call came a little over a month ago, on my cellular phone -- which is not listed. It went like this: "Hello Annie, this is [name withheld, and name withheld, and name withheld and name withheld]. We're from the Department of Homeland Security." "Yes." "We'd like to set up a time to talk with you." "Okay, now is good." "Actually, we'd prefer to come to your house. How is March 15?" "Not so great. That's three days before I'm due to have a baby…" They came anyway. To my house in Los Angeles. By plane from Chicago. Look Who's...
  • Bizarre Incident on British Airways 0215 (Muslim Air Passenger Arrest on 4/5 on Boston-bound Flight)

    04/17/2005 6:18:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies · 3,210+ views
    Women's Wall ^ | 4/15/05 | Annie Jacobsen
    Since I first starting writing on the subject of airline security (Terror in the Skies) I have received volumes of email on related subjects. Among my correspondence, there are certain incidents that stand out, including the one you'll read about today. It stands out not just because of the incident itself, but because the lack of media coverage as well as the "official" spin on the part of the airline and security personnel in its aftermath, much like my experience, defies belief. But I'm getting ahead of myself… A few days ago, I received an interesting email from Barry Johnson,...
  • "Terror in the Skies": Annie Jacobsen Gets a Visit from the Feds

    04/24/2005 6:17:54 PM PDT · by StoneGiant · 142 replies · 5,478+ views
    Women's Wall Street ^ | 4/22/2005 | Anne Jacobsen
    Source Annie Jacobsen Gets a Visit from the Feds This is Part XIII of the ongoing series entitled "Terror in the Skies". By Annie Jacobsen 4/22/2005 The call came a little over a month ago, on my cellular phone -- which is not listed. It went like this: "Hello Annie, this is [name withheld, and name withheld, and name withheld and name withheld]. We're from the Department of Homeland Security." "Yes." "We'd like to set up a time to talk with you." "Okay, now is good." "Actually, we'd prefer to come to your house. How is March 15?" "Not so...
  • What Happened on United Airlines Flight 925? (Terrorists case flight)

    10/19/2004 11:58:32 AM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 43 replies · 2,878+ views ^ | 10/19/04 | Annie Jacobsen
    ... Then, just minutes before the aircraft doors were set to close, ground agents hurried down the jet way with a group of late arrivals. advertisement According to the ground agents, the nine men had arrived independently on separate itineraries from various Middle Eastern countries. The flight crew was told that one man came from Lahore, Pakistan, another from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, another from Afghanistan. Several of the men had no carry-ons, which one of the flight attendants found unusual. Most passengers embarking on a long, international flight carry at least something with them. The flight attendant took the...
  • Another Passenger from Flight 327 Steps Forward With Disturbing New Details(Part V)

    08/11/2004 10:32:23 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 160 replies · 5,917+ views
    Womens Wall Street ^ | 8/12/04 | Annie Jacobsen
    This is Part V of the ongoing series entitled “Terror in the Skies, Again?” A few days ago, received an important email. It was from Billie Jo Rodriguez, another passenger who was on Northwest Airlines flight 327 from Detroit to Los Angeles on June 29. Billie Jo is a Certified Public Accountant living in Oxnard, California. She had some additional, disturbing information about flight 327 that she felt someone needed to know. She had been so terrified by what happened on the flight that she sent two emails to the Department of Homeland Security telling them about the experience,...
  • Part IV: Terror in the Skies, Again?

    08/05/2004 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1,246+ views
    Women's Wall Street ^ | 08/04/04 | Annie Jacobsen
    The 14 Syrians on Northwest Airlines flight 327...To the dismay of many, it's the story that won't go away. The fact that a group of Syrian men acted in a way that terrified some passengers and caused a squad of federal officials to be called out to meet the plane upon landing is of interest to anyone who flies the friendly skies. And that is why this story won't just go away. The 14 Syrians on Northwest Airlines flight 327...To the dismay of many, it's the story that won't go away. The fact that a group of Syrian men acted...
  • Rashomon in the Skies: The Tangled Tale of Flight 327

    08/05/2004 2:56:03 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 4 replies · 606+ views
    TAS ^ | 8/5/2004 | Clinton W. Taylor
    No one yet has the full story on the infamous June 29 Northwest Airlines Flight #327 from Detroit to Los Angeles, on which thirteen Syrian musicians acted so suspiciously that passenger and writer Annie Jacobsen feared she was about to be killed by terrorists. The identity of the band remained unknown for a while until I identified them as the backup band for Canaanite crooner Nour Mehana, whom I dubbed the "Syrian Wayne Newton." Regardless of the behavior of Nour Mehana's band, Ms. Jacobsen's story has focused international attention on the very serious issue of terrorists sizing up our...
  • An Air Marshal's View of Flight 327 [Syrian Musician Update]

    08/05/2004 7:33:48 AM PDT · by timpad · 64 replies · 2,254+ views ^ | August 4, 2004 | Sally B. Donnelly
    For much of the past month a fight has been raging in news reports and over the Internet about the behavior of 14 male Middle Eastern passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 327 from Detroit to Los Angeles. Were the men terrorists casing the plane for a possible attack, as freelance journalist Annie Jacobsen suspected in a long article about the incident? Or were they, as the men said and federal investigators later concluded, a Syrian band on their way to a gig? Until now, news accounts have only featured government spokesmen or airline personnel who were not actually on the...