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  • Ukrainians flee besieged Donetsk as fighting closes in

    08/05/2014 3:40:19 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 11 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Anna Malpas
    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - The once-bustling leafy boulevards of central Donetsk are now deserted but one place where there is almost certain to be a crowd is the rebel-held city's ornate Stalin-era railway station. As the boom of mortar fire rocks the mining hub of one million daily, ever more residents are packing up and fleeing a tightening government blockade. "They are bombing -- that's why we are getting far away from here," said Lyubov, a grey-eyed woman with her hair in a bun, who fled her home in a nearby town. "We left everything and ran away," she said,...
  • In Show of Support, Obama Meets With Ukraine Leader

    06/04/2014 1:29:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JUNE 4, 2014 | PETER BAKER
    WARSAW — President Obama met on Wednesday for the first time with the newly elected president of Ukraine and pledged American support for efforts to stabilize a country torn by corruption, economic turmoil and a violent pro-Russian insurgency broadly believed to be fomented by Moscow. Mr. Obama used the meeting to announce that the United States would increase nonlethal aid to Ukraine with $5 million worth of night-vision goggles, body armor and communications equipment sought by its security forces. He praised President-elect Petro O. Poroshenko, saying that Mr. Poroshenko “understands the aspirations and hopes of the Ukrainian people” and represents...
  • UKRAINE: Human Shields in Sloviansk?

    04/24/2014 7:50:33 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    Translated from Russian by William Risch, Georgia College: "Important! Insider intelligence information from the town of Sloviansk: The self-proclaimed mayor of Sloviansk, Viacheslav Ponomariov, gave an order to his armed militant forces to take over kindergartens. As of 1 p.m., around 5-6 armed men each are in kindergartens and schools. The mayor gave an order to his terrorists to use Putin’s tactic – shield themselves with women and children. Parents who came early to take their children out of kindergartens ran into problems not getting their children back for various reasons, and they confirm stories that they are supposed to...
  • Sinai Anarchy: Terrorists Kill Anti-Terror Tribal Chief

    08/13/2012 12:24:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Reuters - A group of armed men shot dead a tribal leader and his son on Monday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on the border with Israel, a security source said, as violence escalated on the sixth day of a military crackdown on militants in the area. "Tribal leader Khalaf Al-Menahy and his son were shot dead by militants on their way back from a conference organized by tribal leaders to denounce militancy," said the security source in Sinai. The attack occurred during a security sweep that began on Wednesday after the killing of 16 Egyptian border guards last week, which...
  • Russia, U.S. to Hold Anti-terror Drills in May

    04/26/2012 8:42:03 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 25 replies
    CRIEnglish.com ^ | 4/20/2012 | Xinhua
    Airborne troops from Russia and the Untied States would hold joint anti-terror drills in the U.S. state of Colorado between May 24 and 31, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Col. Alexander Kucherenko said on Thursday. According to the spokesman, it will be the first time that the Russian airborne forces have held exercises with the U.S. airborne forces on the U.S. territory. "According to the exercise scenario, soldiers of the two countries will hold a tactical airborne operation, including the reconnaissance of imaginary terrorists' camp and a raid," Kucherenko said. "After the operation, a helicopter will evacuate the soldiers,"...
  • Report: Russian Troops to ‘Seize’ CIA Facility in Elaborate War Game… on U.S. Soil

    04/26/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Liz Klimas
    According to reports, the U.S. and Russian military will be engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that will involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to “take and hold” the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah. (Related: Learn about the hypothetical ‘war games’ the U.S. and China have been playing) The European Union Times has more on the report announcing this exercise from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation: Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexander Kucherenko publically announced this 24-21 May “anti-terror drill” this Friday past noting that this...
  • Legendary anti-terror sniper killed (Israel)

    08/18/2011 8:26:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    YNET ^ | 8/18/11 | Omri Efraim
    Most veteran sniper in police’s elite anti-terror unit killed in Thursday’s terror offensive in south; Pascal Avrahami, 49-year-old father of three who moved to Israel from France in 1977, hit by terrorist fire near border Police in mourning: The most veteran sniper in the Israel Police’s elite anti-terror unit, YAMAM, was killed Thursday in the terrorist offensive in southern Israel. The 49-year-old Pascal Avrahami left a wife, Sima, and three children aged 25, 20 and 18. His death brought the toll in Thursday’s terror assault up to eight. The religious Avrahami was born in France and moved to Israel in...
  • U.S. Adopts Israeli Anti-Terror Tactics, but Waffles on Defending Israel’s Use of Them

    12/02/2010 8:43:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/2/10 | Evelyn Gordon
    One cable from the WikiLeaks trove raises a disturbing possibility: the Obama administration’s obsession with Israeli settlements could end up undermining America’s own war on terror. Shortly before Israel announced a 10-month freeze on settlement construction last year, Germany urged Washington to threaten that absent such a moratorium, the U.S. would refuse to block a UN Security Council vote on the Goldstone Report, which accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza. U.S. officials correctly responded that this would be “counterproductive” but agreed to tell Israel “that their policy on settlements was making it difficult for their friends to hold the...
  • Time to Arm Airline Passengers?

    11/23/2010 2:01:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 100 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2010 | The American Thinker
    <p>As opposed to the increasingly absurd steps being taken to identify and keep weapons off commercial aircraft, it would be advisable and practical to identify and empower volunteer counter-terrorists among the passengers, initially at least on domestic flights or on international flights by domestic carriers. This could even extend to arming those passengers on the aircraft.</p>
  • Obama says anti-terror 'buck' stops with him

    01/07/2010 3:15:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 724+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/7/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared Thursday "the buck stops with me" for the nation's security and suggested he would not fire anyone for the Christmas attack on a Detroit-bound airliner... Obama didn't tell intelligence officials to change what they're doing. Instead, he told them to just do it better, and faster. He left it to them to figure out how. ... While Obama promised improved security, his solutions were laced with bureaucratic reshuffling. ... "There is, of course, no foolproof solution," he said. "We have to stay one step ahead of a nimble adversary."
  • Antiterrorism Chief took ski pass - remained on slopes after Christmas bomb attempt

    01/07/2010 10:39:55 AM PST · by MamaDearest · 11 replies · 526+ views
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | January 7, 2010 | James Gordon Meek
    WASHINGTON - The top official in charge of analyzing terror threats did not cut short his ski vacation after the underwear bomber nearly blew up an airliner on Christmas Day, the Daily News has learned. Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center since 2007, decided not to return to his agency's "bat cave" nerve center in McLean, Va., until several days after Christmas, two U.S. officials said. "People have been grumbling that he didn't let a little terrorism interrupt his vacation," said one of the sources. The NCTC, the post-9/11 clearinghouse for intelligence to detect terror plots against the...
  • Police chiefs endorse anti-terror citizens watch (iWatch)

    10/03/2009 3:57:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 838+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/09 | Eileen Sullivan and P. Solomon Banda - ap
    DENVER – A store clerk's curiosity about why Najibullah Zazi was buying large quantities of beauty supply products indicated that something about the transaction wasn't quite right — and it's an example of the kind of citizen vigilance that can combat terror, a police commander said Saturday. Los Angeles police Cmdr. Joan McNamara cited this summer's incident as police chiefs meeting in Denver adopted a model for a nationwide community watch program that teaches people what behavior is truly suspicious and encourages them to report it to police. Federal authorities allege Zazi, 24, tried to make a homemade explosive using...
  • UK: Police arrest 12 in England anti-terror raids (Manchester and Liverpool)

    04/08/2009 7:56:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 1,032+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/8/09 | Jill Lawless - ap
    LONDON — British police arrested 12 men Wednesday in a series of anti-terrorist raids involving hundreds of officers across northwest England. ... Police would not give any details of the alleged plot. The BBC reported that most of those arrested were Pakistani nationals. Police said the suspects ranged in age from a youth in his mid-teens to a 41-year-old man.
  • Terror law overkill? Police stop 180,000 people under draconian laws but only 255 arrested[UK]

    02/12/2009 8:43:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 297+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 Feb 2009 | Kirsty Walker
    Police have used anti-terrorism powers to stop and search almost 180,000 suspects, it emerged yesterday. Yet only 255 of the individuals they targeted were subsequently detained for terrorist- related offences. The figures suggest that police may be misusing powers granted to them under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 supposedly for use only in extreme circumstances The Home Office statistics, which were released to the Daily Mail under Freedom of Information laws, show a ten-fold use in the power since its introduction. In 2000-01, just 3,583 people were stopped under Section 44. Of these, only one was arrested for...
  • Stop and search? Carry the card[UK]

    02/12/2009 8:39:38 AM PST · by BGHater · 12 replies · 389+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10 Feb 2009 | Mark Thomas
    Download this handy card, warning police officers that if a stop and search is intrusive, unlawful or malicious, you will take action The debate about the use of stop and search – be it protesters or young black and Asian men, be it in the case of stopping knife crime or deterring terrorism – is one that has (understandably, perhaps) been fixed on the police results rather than the times they get it wrong.But it is in the cases where they get it wrong that attitudes towards police are sharpened and the rights we feel we have as citizens practically...
  • Rice satisfied with Pakistan's anti-terror stance

    12/04/2008 12:09:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 859+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/08 | Anne Gearan - ap
    AP ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan's leaders know what's at stake after the terror attack in Mumbai and have acknowledged their duty to evict terrorists and prevent future attacks, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday. "I found a Pakistani government that is focused on the threat and that understands its responsibilities to respond to terrorism and extremism wherever it is found," Rice said following sessions with the country's powerful army chief and civilian leaders.
  • Intelligence report: U.S. antiterror ally Pakistan 'on the edge'

    10/15/2008 12:26:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 674+ views
    McClatchy on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/08 | Jonathan S. Landay and John Walcott
    WASHINGTON — A growing al Qaida -backed insurgency, combined with the Pakistani army's reluctance to launch an all-out crackdown, political infighting and energy and food shortages are plunging America's key ally in the war on terror deeper into turmoil and violence, says a soon-to-be completed U.S. intelligence assessment. A U.S. official who participated in drafting the top secret National Intelligence Estimate said it portrays the situation in Pakistan as "very bad." Another official called the draft "very bleak," and said it describes Pakistan as being "on the edge."
  • Japan Prime Minister Abe Threatens Resignation If Anti-Terror Refueling Extension Fails

    09/10/2007 3:40:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 397+ views
    Nasdaq ^ | 09/09/07
    Japan Prime Minister Abe Threatens Resignation If Anti-Terror Refueling Extension Fails (RTTNews) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is staking his political future on Japan's refueling mission for U.S. antiterrorism operations in and around Afghanistan. Speaking in Sydney on Sunday, Abe said he stands ready to resign if he fails to get Parliament to extend Japan's refueling mission in the Indian Ocean. Abe stressed the extension has become an international commitment he needs to fulfill by all possible means.Abe told reporters "I have no intention of clinging to my duties" as prime minister if the mission is not extended beyond...
  • Plane Spotters Recruited For Anti-Terror Work (UK)

    07/18/2007 6:40:15 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 312+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-18-2007 | Paul Stokes
    Plane spotters recruited for anti-terror work By Paul Stokes Last Updated: 9:09am BST 18/07/2007 Plane spotters are being recruited as police look-outs in the fight against terror attacks on Britain’s airports. 'Anoraks' can be eyes and ears for police Detectives have called a meeting with the aircraft enthusiasts to discuss plans for their help in surveillance at Durham Tees Valley Airport. The “anoraks” often occupy vantage points around the terminal building and are being considered as “extra eyes and ears” for security purposes. Det Supt Neil Malkin, of Durham Police, said: “We have thought for some time the plane spotters...
  • Anti-Terror Chief Asks Muslims To Help More (UK)

    04/24/2007 9:08:12 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 390+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | John Steele
    Anti-terror chief asks Muslims to help more By John Steele, Crime Correspondent Last Updated: 4:30am BST 25/04/2007 Few anti-terrorist operations are sparked by intelligence from Britain's Muslim communities and the flow of information to police and MI5 has to be increased, the UK's most senior counter-terrorist officer said last night. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke, head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command, warned there was also a dangerous distrust of the intelligence on which police worked. This was typified by the controversy over the abortive "chemical bomb" raid on a house in east London last summer. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke...
  • Japan: Central Readiness Force Launched (anti-terror RDF)

    04/01/2007 2:24:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 786+ views
    Soldiers of Japan's Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF) stand in line for review at a ceremony to mark the launch of the Central Readiness Force at the JGSDF's Asaka Base, in Tokyo's Nerima Ward on March 31, 2007. (Xinhua Photo) Japan's Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the launch of Japan's Ground Self Defence Force's (JGSDF) Central Readiness Force at JGSDF's Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo March 31, 2007. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo) A soldier of Japan's Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF) walks past rows of guns before a ceremony to mark the...
  • Audit: Justice anti-terror data flawed

    02/20/2007 11:11:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 296+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/19/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors counted immigration violations, marriage fraud and drug trafficking among anti-terror cases in the four years after 9/11 — despite no evidence linking them to terror activity, a Justice Department audit found Tuesday. Overall, nearly all of the terrorism-related statistics on investigations, referrals and cases examined by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine were either diminished or inflated. Only two of 26 sets of department data reported between 2001 and 2005 were accurate, the audit found. Responding, a Justice spokesman pointed to figures showing that prosecutors in the department's headquarters for the most part either accurately...
  • Dion's politics shift with wind (9/10 Liberal leader pandering to Muslims)

    02/19/2007 2:49:46 PM PST · by GMMAC · 13 replies · 556+ views
    Calgary Sun - Canada ^ | Monday, February 19, 2007 | Ezra Levant
    Dion's politics shift with wind By EZRA LEVANT Calgary Sun Monday, February 19, 2007 Stephane Dion, the new Liberal leader, says he's against renewing the provisions of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act. Because the Conservatives don't have a majority, and the Bloc and NDP are notoriously soft on the war on terror, Dion holds the balance. And he's voting not to renew our security laws. He's pretending it's still Sept. 10. This is the same Stephane Dion, of course, who was part of the Liberal cabinet that brought in the Anti-Terrorism Act, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. There has...
  • Police Arrest Five In Anti-Terror Raids (UK - 1-23-2007)

    01/23/2007 2:35:00 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 293+ views
    Police arrest five in anti-terror raids Tuesday January 23, 2007 Guardian Unlimited (UK) A police officer photographs a car outside a Halifax address after anti-terror raids in the area. Photograph: Paul Barker/AFP/Getty Images Five people were arrested in separate anti-terrorism operations this morning, two in West Yorkshire and three around Manchester, police have said. Two men, aged 25 and 29, were held in Halifax at 6am "on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism", a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan police said. The London force's anti-terrorism officers carried out the raid in conjunction with West Yorkshire police,...
  • Iraq Anti-Terror Ops Kill Scores of Insurgents, Nab Weapons

    11/19/2006 2:24:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 535+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2006 -- American and Iraqi forces killed scores of insurgents and found numerous enemy weapons caches during anti-terrorist operations conducted across Iraq in recent days, according to Multinational Corps Iraq news releases. In one such operation conducted in the Tikrit area, U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, and soldiers with the 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army, teamed up to kill nearly 50 insurgents while capturing 20. A large enemy weapons cache complex containing six caches was also uncovered during the sweep. Many of the seized...
  • Wireless world a headache for anti-terror spies

    10/27/2006 9:54:16 PM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 2 replies · 374+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | 27 Oct 2006 | Ian MacLeod
    OTTAWA — The director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says advances in wireless and Internet technology are making it harder and harder to intercept terrorist communications. Jim Judd told a conference Friday that the fast pace of technological change is harming the ability of national security agents and police to conduct court-approved electronic eavesdropping on suspected terrorists, “We increasingly risk going deaf and blind in an environment where telecommunication providers regularly change their systems in the interests of improving service but in the process can literally leave us out of the loop on intercepts,” he told a Canadian Association...
  • Cheney Praises Troops, Vows U.S. Will Win Anti-Terror War

    08/31/2006 6:09:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 346+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 30, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2006 – The United States is fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq to keep its pledge to the people there and to prevent future attacks on America, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said at a troop rally at an Air Force base yesterday. “We maintain forces in those countries because we’re a nation that keeps its word and because we understand what is at stake in that part of the world,” Cheney told servicemembers gathered at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, American and allied military forces displaced...
  • Anti-Terror Laws Alienate Muslims, Says Top Policeman (Tarique Ghaffur - UK)

    08/06/2006 7:55:56 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 417+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-7-2006 | Riazat Butt - Vikram Dodd
    Anti-terror laws alienate Muslims, says top policeman · Call for judicial review into causes of extremism· Ghaffur says racism has curtailed his own career Riazat Butt and Vikram Dodd Monday August 7, 2006 The Guardian (UK) A Muslim man looks out at the police cordon following an evacuation in the Beeston area of Leeds after last year’s terrorist attack in London. Photograph: Dan Chung/Guardian One of Britain's top police officers will today warn that anti-terrorism laws are discriminating against Muslims and law enforcement agencies are running a "real risk" of criminalising ethnic minorities. Tarique Ghaffur, assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan...
  • Underground organizations in Kyrgyzstan left without leaders

    07/17/2006 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 243+ views
    Ferghana.Ru Information Agency ^ | July 17, 2006 | Abdumomun Mamaraimov
    Unit Alpha of the National Security Service ran a special operation in Jalalabad, a city in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. Five armed extremists were killed in the operation. Interim reports indicate that some of them were ringleaders of extremist organizations secret services of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan had been after for years. .......... "Today, we destroyed the group whose members practically ran the network of terrorist organizations in the country," Tabaldiyev said. "These people maintained contacts with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran and received finances, weapons, and trained gunmen from there. We've decapitated the terrorist network in the southern part of...
  • Putin seeks to start anti-terror offensive(globe-trotting spetznaz)

    07/05/2006 8:11:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 753+ views
    Putin seeks to start anti-terror offensive Published July 5, 2006 MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin asked parliament yesterday for the right to send soldiers and special forces anywhere in the world to fight terrorists, acting just days after having pledged to "destroy" the terrorists who killed five Russian diplomats in Iraq. Moscow confirmed early last week that terrorists had killed four abducted diplomats, beheading two of them in an Internet video, after Russia refused their demand to leave the breakaway republic of Chechnya. A fifth diplomat was killed during the abduction June 3. Russian security services last week offered...
  • Chris Close to Claiming Anti-Semitism Key to WH Criticism of NY Times

    06/29/2006 8:01:43 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 134 replies · 2,070+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 29, 2006 As fellow NewsBuster Mithridate Ombud noted today, a San Francisco Chronicle columnist has flatly accused the Bush administration of anti-Semitism in its criticism of The New York Times for its latest leak of an anti-terror program. That this might be an emerging MSM theme is evidenced by a similar suggestion coming from Chris Matthews on this evening's Hardball. The Times rose to prominence under the ownership of, Arthur Ochs, a Jew. His descendants, notably including the Times' current publisher, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, continue to play a dominant role in the Times' affairs. So when...
  • Anti-Terror Raids Could Spark Riots, Says Police Chief (UK)

    06/24/2006 7:18:25 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 348+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-25-2006 | Ben Leapman
    Anti-terror raids could spark riots, says police chief By Ben Leapman, Home Affairs Correspondent (Filed: 25/06/2006) Anti-terror raids could spark rioting unless police maintain a strong relationship with the Muslim community, according to a senior officer. James Hart, who retired on Friday as Commissioner for the City of London Police, compared today's situation with the tensions that led to the Brixton and Broadwater Farm riots in the 1980s - both sparked by bungled police operations. James Hart: 'We have seen all this before' This month's botched terror raid in Forest Gate, east London, in which a suspect was shot and...
  • Anti-Terrorist Police Found £30,000 In a Suitcase During Raid (UK)

    06/15/2006 6:29:19 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 313+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-16-2006 | John Steele
    Anti-terrorist police found £30,000 in a suitcase during raid By John Steele, Crime Correspondent (Filed: 16/06/2006) Police are investigating a large sum of cash - understood to be at least £30,000 - that was discovered in the house raided by anti-terrorist officers in east London two weeks ago. The family of the two brothers caught up in the raid said last night that the money was mostly rent income kept in a suitcase because of Islamic objections to banks. Abul Kahar and Abul Koyair, who were arrested in the raid, were released without charge last week and have not faced...
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    06/02/2006 3:24:28 PM PDT · by govguy · 129+ views
    NewsJerks Radio Show ^ | 06/02/06 | NewsJerks.com
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  • Bush: NATO Key U.S. Ally in Anti-terror War

    03/20/2006 3:25:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 259+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2006 – President Bush today praised NATO for its help in Iraq and Afghanistan and made suggestions for dealing with the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. "NATO is effective, and that's one of the things that's really important for our citizens to understand -- that our relationship with NATO is an important part of helping us to win the war on terror," Bush said in a statement to reporters after meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the White House. Bush lauded NATO's assistance in Afghanistan, where it has deployed 10,000 troops, and in Iraq,...
  • Anti-Terror Conflict Is War of Wills, Rumsfeld Says

    02/03/2006 6:02:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 210+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2006 – The war against global terrorism is a war of wills and ideas that's being fought across newspaper front pages and the Internet, as well as on the battlefield, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told a National Press Club audience here yesterday. Terrorists are no match for one-on-one action against the U.S. military, Rumsfeld said, so they employ irregular means -- such as improvised explosive devices -- to fight American troops in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. Rumsfeld said terrorists also seek to shape public opinion. "They get up in the morning, have committee meetings and...
  • Canada`s Conservatives to set up new anti-terror spy agency

    01/07/2006 6:15:45 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 35 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Angola Press ^ | Jan | Christian Lowe
    OTTAWA, 01/07 - Canada`s Conservative Party Leader, Stephen Harper, said on Friday his government would set up a separate foreign spy agency to "independently counter threats before they reach Canada." "We`re going to create a distinct organization through legislation," Harper said at a campaign stop in Bolton, north of Toronto. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the country`s existing civilian spy agency, operates on the domestic front, has mounted specific operations in other countries. Harper said that the Canadian Foreign Intelligence Agency, when created, would fall under the guise of a new security czar, who would co-ordinate the activities of...
  • Iraqi Citizens Support Ongoing Anti-Terror Ops

    12/18/2005 3:42:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 432+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2005 – As Iraq progresses militarily and democratically, citizens there are stepping forward to inform indigenous and coalition forces of terrorist operations and covert weapons caches, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today. Iraqi citizens sometimes even are apprehending suspected terrorists themselves, officials noted. For example, on Dec. 17, a group of Iraqi citizens near Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, captured two suspected terrorists who were observed digging up a weapons cache. The citizens reportedly subdued the suspects and called the Kirkuk Joint Coordination Center, which then relayed the information to a nearby patrol. The combined Iraqi and U.S....
  • National Petition: Oppose the "Crescent of Embrace" Proposal for the Flight 93 Memorial

    11/06/2005 5:36:17 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 401 replies · 5,636+ views
    PetitionOnline ^ | 11/06/2005 | Jeff Head
    <p>Pleasee sign this petition opposing the "Crescent of Embrace" design being developed for the Flight 93 memorial. Despite vague comments by the designer and the Park Service, the design is going forward as yet unchanged.</p> <p>We must, as US citizens oppose this travesty and make our voices heard. If enough of us do so, we will be successful as we were in opposing the Flag Raising Monument in January of 2002 that had been planned for the WTC Flag Raising.</p>
  • Britain unveils new anti-terror measures

    10/12/2005 10:50:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 334+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/05 | Ed Johnson - ap
    LONDON - The British government Wednesday unveiled sweeping anti-terrorism legislation designed to crack down on Islamic extremism, raising concerns from Muslim leaders, opposition parties and legal experts about the potential for infringing on civil liberties. In the wake of the July attacks on London's transit system, the government wants the power to detain terror suspects for three months without charge, outlaw attending terrorist training camps in Britain or abroad and make it an offense to glorify or encourage terrorism. "The terrorist threat facing the U.K. is real and significant and the government is determined to do all it can to...
  • Uighurs to Declare War against Chinese Government (Uighur Jihad against China)

    09/30/2005 6:11:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies · 1,797+ views
    Daily China ^ | 09/30/05
    Uighurs to Declare War against Chinese Government (Uighur Jihad against China)/begin my translationUighurs to Declare War against Chinese Government09/30/05 The members of 'East Turkestan Liberation Organization(ETLO)' making the declaration via a video (from BBC) 'East Turkestan Liberation Organization(ETLO)', a radical Uighur organization, declared publicly war against Chinese government for the first time, via videotaped statements, BBC reported on Sept. 30th (in its Chinese edition.)According to BBC, 'East Turkestan Information Center' located in Munich, Germany, provided the link to the web site containing this video(made by Tianshan branch of ETLO), and apparently it was announced via overseas Wanwei free server, fhreactor.com.In...
  • Born Free Eggs etches data on its fragile wares [to fight egg tampering by terrorists]

    09/19/2005 4:55:38 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 14 replies · 406+ views
    boston.com ^ | September 19, 2005 | By Robert Weisman
    Watertown businessman David Radlo wants to protect the nation from agroterrorism, one eggshell at a time. Today Radlo, chief executive of egg producer Radlo Foods, is hatching an affiliated Watertown company, Born Free Eggs, to market safer and fresher eggs, laser-etched with expiration dates and numerical codes that trace each egg from the farm to the store. The development is partly a response to a warning from the Department of Homeland Security that eggs are among the foods most vulnerable to tampering by terrorists, Radlo said.
  • Anti-Terror Teams Prove Worth, Versatility in Katrina Recovery

    09/15/2005 5:47:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 245+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 15, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    GULFPORT, Miss., Sept. 15, 2005 – Units formed to counter the effects of a terrorist incident have proven their worth during natural disasters. Civil support teams working in response to Hurricane Katrina's widespread destruction have given commanders here needed capabilities. Katrina wiped out the infrastructure throughout the Gulf Coast. The storm surge, wind, rain and subsequent flooding killed the communications net. "The land lines were blown down, and cell phones didn't work," said Sgt. 1st Class Peter Eargle, the communications specialist with the Mississippi National Guard's 47th Civil Support Team. "We were able to come in and establish communications between...
  • Russia:Massive anti-terror demonstration held in Volgograd(50K for 9/11)

    09/11/2005 3:56:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 501+ views
    Interfax ^ | 09/11/05
    Sep 11 2005 2:45PM Massive anti-terror demonstration held in Volgograd VOLGOGRAD. Sept 11 (Interfax) - About 50,000 Volgograd residents have held an anti-terror demonstration, a spokesman for the city authorities told Interfax. The demonstrators linked hands, forming a forty-kilometer long human chain. The phrase "We Choose Peace!" was stitched onto their jackets in large letters, the spokesman said. The demonstration was timed to commemorate the terrorist attack in New York on September 11, 2001 and protest global terrorism, he said. The demonstration was organized by the city's culture department, education and youth affairs committees, the city authorities' information department and...
  • The US Model: India under one security umbrella

    08/21/2005 8:44:24 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 2 replies · 405+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2005 10:44:45 PM | Vishwa Mohan
    NEW DELHI: The Union home ministry is considering a proposal from IIT-Kanpur to set up an 'Internal Security Centre' (ISC) in the country on the pattern of US Department of Homeland Security to protect India from terror attacks. The Centre hopes to put in place a security system in which "everybody would know that somebody is observing him", making it impossible for an offender to remain undetected. The ISC will work as a coordination centre for all security and law enforcing agencies in the country. Besides maintaining a databank of every individual and activities like profession, place of residence, records...
  • Anti-terror proposals rejected

    08/14/2005 12:32:54 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 2 replies · 233+ views
    The Copenhagen Post/Denmark ^ | August 12, 2005 | Staff
    The government has rejected a demand from the nation’s third largest party to step-up terror preparedness Closed borders, national ID cards, and increased video surveillance are some of the measures government ally Danish People’s Party say are necessary to prevent Denmark from experiencing terror attacks similar to those in London. The party, the nation’s third largest, stated their demands for increased anti-terror measures at a recent meeting with the government. The government, however, rejected the need to take further steps to prevent terror. ‘I won’t rule out that there could be some good new proposals, but the government has already...
  • Italian raids aim to avert terror hits

    07/31/2005 5:53:00 AM PDT · by kimosabe31 · 8 replies · 366+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 07/31/05 | Various sources
    ROME -- Italian police searched 15 sites yesterday with rising concern that Muslim terror cells were poised to strike Italy -- and attack again in Britain. Police in both nations quizzed suspects in connection with the failed July 21 attempt to bomb three London subway trains and a bus. Citing security sources, the Sunday Times of London said a cell with access to explosives had planned a "third wave" of attacks in Britain.
  • Britain Hopes to Introduce Anti-Terror Law

    07/18/2005 5:15:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 257+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/05 | Ed Johnson - AP
    LONDON - The British government said Monday it hoped to pass a new anti-terrorism law by December that would counter the influence of extremist clerics and make it an offense to receive terror training. The law comes after the government reached an agreement with Britain's main opposition parties on how to respond to the London bombings. Home Secretary Charles Clarke said there were "no main outstanding issues of difference" between the parties, and that lawmakers would debate the new legislation when Parliament returns from summer recess in October. If passed, the legislation will outlaw "indirect incitement" of terrorism, including praising...
  • What's left? A few liberal hawks - (odd collection of libs praising war on terror)

    07/16/2005 6:24:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 381+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 16, 2005 | CLIFFORD D. MAY
    The war in Iraq is a neo-conservative project, right? Yes, in the sense that in the aftermath of 9/11, President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have come to believe that “the defense of freedom requires the advance of freedom.” But little noticed is the fact that some of the strongest supporters of this revolutionary idea are on the left. Prime Minister Tony Blair, leader of Britain's Labor Party, is the most obvious example. "A democratic Iraq,” he insisted earlier this year, “is not just a giant step forward for...
  • Castro and Terrorism: A Chronology

    06/11/2005 4:32:27 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 6 replies · 378+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 10, 2005 | Eugene Pons
    Since 1948 when, as a young student, Fidel Castro participated in the violence that rocked Colombian society and distributed anti-U.S. propaganda, he has been guided by two objectives: a commitment to violence and a virulent anti-Americanism. His struggle since and his forty-two years rule in Cuba have been characterized primarily by these goals. In the 1960's Castro and his brother, Raul, believed that the political and economic conditions that produced their revolution existed in Latin America and that anti-American revolutions would occur throughout the continent. Cuban agents and diplomats established contact with revolutionary, terrorist and guerrilla groups in the area...