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  • DOD official: Abdo could have made two bombs

    07/28/2011 11:55:41 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies ^ | July 28, 2011
    A Department of Defense official tells CNN's Barbara Starr that a search of the hotel room found Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo had enough to make two bombs. The ingredients included gunpowder, shotgun shells, a pressure cooker, 18 pounds of sugar used to enhance the explosion and Christmas lights to be used as a timer. At the surplus store Abdo bought a uniform and asked to have Fort Hood patches sewn on.
  • Americans for Tax Reform evacuated after bomb threat

    07/25/2011 12:40:41 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/11 | Alex Pappas
    Staffers at Americans for Tax Reform, the anti-tax group run by conservative activist Grover Norquist, evacuated their building Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in, according to authorities. A spokesman for the Washington D.C. police department, Anthony Clay, confirmed to The Daily Caller that officers from the explosive ordnance division were called to the building that houses the organization’s D.C. offices shortly after 9 a.m. The employees have since been allowed to return to work, another officer told TheDC from the scene. No explosives were found, the officer said. Police had shut down 12th Street in Washington near...
  • CIA Vet: Israel to Bomb Iran Later This Year

    07/18/2011 3:20:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 18, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Nuclear Iran? Not on Bibi's watch- Retired CIA officer Robert Baer -a man with extensive Middle East experience- made the claim yesterday on KPFK (LA) that Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister are "planning to bomb Iran this fall". Alas, Mr Baer is clearly dead-set against the kind of beating Iran will need to be dealt ("But yer honor... he needed killin'!") if these apocalyptic ogres in Tehran are ever to be contained... so take his pacifist-alarmist tone with a fistful of salt- same bit you get from Farrakhan, actually. Baer's angle appears to be "warning" us that Israel will be "dragging us" into another...
  • New Tone… Top Democrat Indicted For St. Louis BOMBING (Video)

    07/07/2011 7:21:09 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 9 replies ^ | 7/7/11 | Jim Hoft
    The democrat hid his identity behind balloons after planting the bomb. Democratic strategist and bomber– Milton H. “Skip” Ohlsen III. (P-D) Top local democrat Milton Ohlsen III was indicted today for planting a bomb in a parking garage that injured a local attorney. FOX 2 reported: A former Democratic political operative has been indicted by federal authorities for allegedly planting a bomb in a CLayton parking garage in 2008. The bomb went off, seriously injuring a Clayton attorney. Police believe he was not the bomber’s intended target. Milton Ohlsen iii nicknamed “Skip” is well known to law enforcement. He’s also...
  • Iranian weapons in Iraq increasing, more lethal

    07/07/2011 2:25:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 7/7/11 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The top U.S. military official says weapons flowing from Iran into Iraq are becoming more lethal and sophisticated, just as Washington and Baghdad are negotiating whether American troops will remain in the country beyond the years end.
  • China's debt bomb

    06/28/2011 10:53:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/28/11 | Katie Benner
    China's debt bombBy Katie Benner June 28, 2011: 10:41 AM ET As the world watches the Greek credit crisis unfold, a Sino-debt disaster is brewing halfway around the world. Jim Chanos, the hedge fund manager who is famously shorting China, told Fortune late last year that the country was "embarking on something unprecedented." He was referring to the massive construction boom that has been underway for years, and that was supercharged by a 2008 stimulus package that pumped four trillion yuan ($586 billion) into the economy. In his opinion, the speculative bubble in real estate would end in a big...
  • Where is the outrage? After earlier failure, jihadists succeed in using eight-year-old girl to

    06/26/2011 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/26/11 | Marisol
    The world breathed a sigh of relief that Pakistani jihadists had failed in their attempt to use nine-year-old Sohana Jawed to carry a bomb in an attack that would have killed her. Now, Afghan jihadists tried, and this time, it worked. Perhaps this was a copycat attack; in any event, Sohana's case is no longer an anomaly, but part of the jihadist playbook in the region. Where is the outrage? As with yesterday's hospital bombing -- which reportedly hit a maternity ward the hardest -- all of Afghanistan, and indeed all of the Muslim world ought to be furious. If...
  • Chicago man arrested, accused of air threats in Boston

    06/25/2011 10:18:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 25, 2011
    Massachusetts State Police officials say an Illinois man has been arrested, accused of making threats to security personnel at Logan International Airport in Boston before boarding a Chicago-bound flight. The state police say in a statement officers were called to a Southwest Airlines security checkpoint at approximately 5:35 p.m. Saturday following a report that a man was making threats to Transportation Security Administration workers. Officials say the man said he had “guns and bombs” in his checked luggage, specifically an AK-47 machine gun and hand grenades.
  • North Korea Tests 'Super-EMP' Nuke

    06/20/2011 10:09:45 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 103 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 09:05 AM | Ken Timmerman
    North Korea’s last round of tests, conducted in May 2009, appear to have included a “super-EMP” weapon, capable of emitting enough gamma rays to disable the electric power grid across most of the lower 48 states, says Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst and president of EMPact America, a citizens lobbying group. Samore, who handles arms control and non-proliferation issues, warned that “additional strong sanctions will be imposed on the North with the support of Russia and China." North Korea’s nuclear tests have been dismissed as failures by some analysts because of their low explosive yield....
  • BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Threat on Aircraft at Reagan National Airport

    06/19/2011 11:35:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 6/19/2011 | BJLife Staff
    BREAKING: Officials are on scene of an aircraft that landed at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC after a bomb threat was made against the aircraft. Details are still sketchy, however, sources tell that a K-9 unit has detected a suspicious bag on board the aircraft. The aircraft and area around it has been evacuated. More information on this story will be posted on when received.
  • 'Bomb factory' man gets 30 years in prison

    06/13/2011 5:30:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies ^ | 13 June 2011 | Kristina Davis and Greg Moran
    SAN DIEGO — The man who hoarded bomb-making materials in his North County home, turning the rental into a virtual “bomb factory” before it was burned down last year, was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison. George Jakubec, 55, received the mandatory minimum sentence for the two felony charges he pleaded guilty to — carrying a firearm during a bank robbery and during an attempted bank robbery. The U.S. Attorney’s Office dropped several other felony counts related to the explosives in exchange for his admissions to possessing the cache of dangerous chemicals, detonators and other bomb-making materials found...
  • Bomb Blast in China May26th 2011

    05/28/2011 7:11:55 AM PDT · by XuShu · 48 replies
    China | 2011-05-26 | XuShu
    This is my first post in Freerepublic. 2 days ago a big event happened in China, a man made 3 explosions in a city in central China. His house was confiscated by the government 10 years ago, and the compensation was very very low. After 10 years negotiation with the government, there was no result. And finally he decide to end the story with his own way. Here is the detailed report by BBC What I'm willing to talk is about the reactions of the people all over China towards this event. As usual, there was no report for...
  • Blasts near Jiangxi government buildings kill 2, injure 6(angry peasant gone postal?)

    05/26/2011 7:00:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 05/26/11
    Blasts near Jiangxi government buildings kill 2, injure 6 Created: 2011-5-26 16:56:44, Updated: 2011-5-26 17:02:50 Two people were confirmed dead and six others were injured in this morning's serial explosions in east China's Jiangxi Province, the local government said. Explosions went off at three different locations in Fuzhou City between 9 am and 10 am, near the city's procuratorate office, the Linchuan district government and the district's food and drug administration. Police wrapped up search and rescue outside the Linchuan district government office this afternoon and retrieved one body. One of the four people who were seriously injured at the...
  • Peshawar blast injures two foreigners (US Consular Vehicles Attacked)

    05/19/2011 9:52:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-20-11 | BBC
    Two foreigners are among seven people who have been wounded in an explosion in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say. Initial reports said a roadside bomb hit an armoured vehicle in which the foreigners were travelling. The blast rammed it into an electric pole. A passer-by was killed in the attack, police said. Pakistan has seen a spurt in violence since al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed earlier this month. Al-Qaeda and its Pakistan Taliban allies have threatened to avenge the 2 May killing by US commandos.
  • Oops. Bomb at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was only a drill

    05/19/2011 2:30:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | May 18, 2011 | MARY LYNN SMITH
    With their guns drawn, police surrounded a man who reportedly was trying to get through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a bomb in a carry-on bag. It was a drill, but the trouble was no one had told the cops, who thought it was real. ... The routine drill conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began about 2:40 p.m. last Thursday, when a man with a fake bomb in his bag attempted to get through the security at checkpoint 2, which is near the United, American and U.S. Airways airlines ticketing counters, Hogan said. The screener...
  • Jihadi Admits plotting to Bomb Federal Courthouse in Illinois

    05/11/2011 5:46:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 5/11/11 | pamela geller
    Apparently the mainstream media is listening to Ground Zero Mosque radical Rauf and maintaining the blackout on jihad in American and 'round the world." Terrorist admits plotting to bomb federal courthouse Jim Kouri A homegrown terrorist, Michael C. Finton, aka “Talib Islam,” pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to bomb the federal courthouse in Springfield, Ill., in September 2009 and was immediately sentenced to serve 28 years in prison, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police's Terrorism Committee. At a hearing Monday in East St. Louis, Illinois, Finton, 31, a U.S. citizen and resident of...
  • DART Restores Service After Bomb Threat

    05/07/2011 4:32:46 PM PDT · by quegley · 4 replies ^ | 5 7 2011 | JONATHAN BETZ
    DALLAS — DART resumed rail and bus service at Mockingbird Station late Saturday afternoon after a suspicious package forced evacuation of the transit center and an adjacent movie theater as a precaution. Earlier on Saturday afternoon, witnesses reported seeing a suspicious person getting on and off DART trains at several downtown stations. He was carrying a large duffel bag and a large box and had been offering to pay people to help him move the items.
  • St. Francis man finds live missile in bathroom wall

    04/12/2011 5:46:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | April 11, 2011 | By JOHN RONDY
    A week after she and her husband found a live bomb from the Korean War era in a bathroom wall of their home, St. Francis resident Sally Ann Wittman says the discovery now seems almost unreal. Wittman’s 70-year-old husband, William, was doing some remodeling on a portion of the bathroom wall on April 5. Wittman was pulling out old insulation when he felt something in the wall, his wife said. “I heard him say, ‘Oh my God, what the heck is this?’” Sally Ann, 60, said. “I walked in, and he was standing there with this thing in his hands.”...
  • Suspect in California Synagogue Blast Arrested in Ohio, Source Says, After FBI Alert

    04/11/2011 8:24:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2011 | Mike Levine & AP
    A suspect in the blast outside a California synagogue last week has been arrested in Ohio, two sources told Fox News, after an FBI alert said the man had fled east. The suspect, a 60-year-old transient named Ron Hirsch, is said to have boarded a New York-bound bus on Thursday, the day of the incident, the FBI said. He is wanted in connection to the explosion near Chabad House Lubavitch of Santa Monica. A source familiar with the investigation said Hirsch was arrested in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and it may have stemmed from a tip from the community may, but...
  • Deadly Blast Hits Belarus Subway - +8 killed, many injured

    04/11/2011 11:56:01 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 16 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | April 11, 2011 | RFE/RL
    A rush-hour explosion at a subway station in the center of the Belarusian capital has reportedly killed at least seven people and injured dozens more. The blast occurred at the Kastrychnitskaya (October Square) station in downtown Minsk, not far from President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's offices. There was no immediate indication of whether the explosion was an accident or an attack. A man who gave only his first name, Henadz, told RFE/RL's Belarus Service that he was unsure whether the explosion had struck a train or the platform. Lukashenka has ordered an emergency meeting with officials later tonight. 'Pillars Of Fire' An...
  • Police has defused remote control bomb in Afghan Colony Peshawar.

    04/11/2011 12:59:19 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    own ^ | 11 april 2011 | musarat ullah jan
    Peshawar April 11, 2011, militant has fixed a remote control bomb in the front of ex MNA Shabir Ahmed Khan home to target them. Shabir Khan has also General Secretary of Jumat Islami. According to police have people inform the Ex Member National Assembly Pakistan about Remote control bomb. Bomb disposal unit has defused the bomb. BDU confirm that more then 6 kilograms explosive attached with remote control bomb. After the discovering the bomb Jumat Islam called for emergency meeting of General of the party.
  • Pipe Bomb Explosion Reported Outside Jewish Synagogue in Los Angeles

    04/07/2011 10:31:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/11 | staff
    DEVELOPING: Police are responding to an apparent pipe bomb explosion outside a Jewish synagogue in Los Angeles
  • Bomb Explodes in California

    03/27/2011 2:48:25 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 79 replies
    Fo News | Self
    A bomb wrapped in newpaper exploded in California injuring one person, Cops hunting for more. Not many details yet.
  • French official says Eiffel Tower monument evacuated (link only)

    03/23/2011 10:36:32 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/2302011
    French official says Eiffel Tower monument evacuated after suspicious package found
  • Video: One Dead in Blast at Jerusalem Bus Station

    03/23/2011 9:53:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/11 | Gil Ronen and Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A four-pound bomb exploded across from Jerusalem's Central Bus Station Wednesday afternoon and killed one person and wounded 50 others, two seriously.Eighteen victims are being treated for moderate injuries.
  • KXLY Exclusive: Father Of Kevin Harpham Says Son Didn't Plant (Spokane MLK parade) Bomb

    03/13/2011 5:50:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    KXLY ^ | 3/13/11 | Sally Showman
    KXLY Exclusive: Father Of Kevin Harpham Says Son Didn't Plant BombSally Showman | KXLY4 Reporter Updated: 5:28 pm PDT March 13, 2011 KETTLE FALLS, Wash. -- The father of suspected MLK day bomber Kevin Harpham is defending his son, claiming there is no way Kevin could have planted the bomb in Downtown Spokane because he was with him at his Kettle Falls home. The bomb was originally reported as a suspicious package when city workers found the black backpack and notified police. When officers opened the backpack they found an explosive device wrapped in t-shirts. Two of the shirts in...
  • Oregon Democrats Attack Art Robinson’s Children

    The Northwest Report March 8, 2011 By Art Robinson © 2011 In an effort to do my part in rescuing our country from the out-of-control Obama administration, last year I ran for Congress in Oregon’s 4th District against 12-term incumbent, far-left Democrat Peter DeFazio, co-founder of the House Progressive Caucus. Although I won the nominations of the Republican, Independent and Constitution Parties and the endorsement of the Libertarian Party, a massive media smear campaign by DeFazio, paid for with money raised by and from special interests favored by DeFazio in Washington, resulted in a 54.5 percent to 43.6 percent...
  • What is an IED (An Improvised Explosive Device)?

    03/05/2011 1:42:51 PM PST · by Dan.S.Defense · 55 replies
    Associated Content. Article ^ | 3/5/2011 | Dan S. Defense
    IED stands for Improvised Explosive Device. I knew them as "Roadside bombs" when I served in the IDF. Then as now, IEDs are cowardly yet effective terrorist tools. You often hear or read about IED in the news in the context of an attack against our troops in Iraq or Afghanistan. Unfortunately, these attacks are often successful and inflict damage to men and equipment. People often don't understand what an IED is and why they are so effective. IEDs are typically low tech explosive bundles. They contain an explosive charge and, at times, they are enhanced with nails or shotgun...
  • BOMB THREAT at Scott Walker News Conference–Leftist Protester Arrested!

    03/04/2011 2:38:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    big government ^ | 3/4/11 | Jim Hoft
    Far Left protester Patrick J. Knauf, 43, of Eau Claire was arrested on Wednesday for the violation of making a bomb scare under state statute 947.015. He was released on a $3,000 signature bond. On Wednesday a bomb threat was made at an aviation business in Eau Claire just hours after Governor Scott Walker spoke there. Police brought in a man who was protesting this week against the Republican governor. The Pierce County Herald reported: An investigation continues into a bomb threat made this week at an aviation business in Eau Claire, just hours after Governor Scott Walker held a...
  • Saudi Student Charged With Plotting to Bomb Bush House

    02/24/2011 2:58:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 24/2/11 | Adam Goldman & Betsy Blaney
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- A college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas bought explosive chemicals online as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday. "After mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for jihad," or holy war, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari wrote in his private journal, according to court documents. The 20-year-old Aldawsari wrote that he was planning...
  • Lubbock resident arrested on terrorism charges

    02/24/2011 10:01:31 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 17 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Elliott Blackburn
    LUBBOCK, Texas - A Saudi Arabian student attending South Plains College purchased chemicals to build a bomb and was researching targets in the United States – including former President George W. Bush’s Dallas home – before his arrest Wednesday by federal authorities, according to a statement issued by the U.S. District Attorney’s office Thursday morning. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, was arrested late Wednesday by FBI agents on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He was set to appear Friday morning in federal court in Lubbock. Aldawsari received a visa to study in the United...
  • Vigorous defense pledged for man accused of threatening to blow up train (MT)

    02/17/2011 6:24:31 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 2/17/11 | Paul Walsh
    An attorney for a Burnsville man accused of threatening to blow up an Amtrak train in Montana on Thursday pledged a vigorous defense for his client. Hussein Hassan, 24, was arrested Monday night amid blizzard conditions in northwestern Montana, where the westbound Empire Builder was halted. Hassan is accused of being drunk and unruly on the train. Hassan later suggested in an empty threat to a sheriff's deputy that he left a bomb on the train, according to the charges. That prompted the evacuation of 140 or so passengers in blizzard-like conditions and delayed its trek to Washington and Oregon...
  • Stunning Response "Dirty Bombs (Nuclear) have been stopped at our border" it appears

    02/14/2011 10:54:48 AM PST · by Scythian · 148 replies
    But almost immediately after giving that answer, Hallor and Blacher were interrupted by a public affairs official from CBP, forcing Hallor to try and clarify his answer. Still, the clarification was telling ... Glenn Beck to cover this tonight.
  • Man hospitalized after pipe bomb goes off behind his house (three perps in Lakeland, Tennessee)

    01/30/2011 4:58:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    WLBT ^ | 1/30/11
    Man hospitalized after pipe bomb goes off behind his houseUpdated: Jan 30, 2011 7:25 PM EST LAKELAND, TN - A pipe bomb explodes behind a house in Lakeland, Tennessee. Investigators say it happened as three men were making pipe bombs behind the home Saturday. The explosion severely injured one man's foot. He was taken to the hospital and will be questioned in the case when his condition improves. Investigators say the pipe bomb went off about a half mile behind the house at 7:30 Saturday morning. When deputies arrived they found the man with an injured foot and two others.
  • Homeless woman charged in pipe bomb episode ($5 million bail in Pacheco, California)

    01/29/2011 8:06:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Martinez Gazette ^ | 1/27/11 | Greta Mart
    Homeless woman charged in pipe bomb episodeBy Greta Mart Staff Reporter January 27, 2011 A homeless woman arrested at her rented Pacheco storage unit for alleged possession of pipe bombs was charged this week with 10 felonies for allegedly possessing explosive devices. 40-year-old Debra Cole faces up to 65 years in prison if convicted on five charges of wrongful possession of an explosive device with the intent to injure and five counts of possession of an explosive device near a public place. She also faces enhancements of the charges due to prior felony convictions, according to police. On January 18,...
  • Text message blows up suicide bomber by accident

    01/28/2011 7:06:21 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 27 replies
    Leader-Post ^ | January 26, 2011 | Andrew Osborn
    A "Black Widow" suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year's Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources. The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt near Red Square on New Year's Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds.
  • Spam Text Blows Up Moscow Terrorist

    01/28/2011 3:06:06 AM PST · by vertolet888 · 25 replies
    Mobiledia ^ | Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:44 pm | Peter Ferenczi
    A suicide bomber planning an attack in Moscow on New Year's Eve was killed in her apartment when her bomb was prematurely detonated by an unexpected text message [from a mobile operator]. According to Russian security sources, the text message -- a remote trigger for a cell phone belt bomb -- wished her a happy new year, accidentally setting off the blast. The accident may have saved hundreds of lives, these officials believe, as the woman intended to use the bomb in a suicide attack near Red Square later that night. The woman is believed to be part of the...
  • Patrol Targets Taliban Bomb Facilitator in Helmand

    01/25/2011 3:55:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 25, 2011) – A joint Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Force patrol targeted a Taliban suicide bomb facilitator in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province, yesterday. Several insurgents were killed and weapons were found during the operation. The target has been involved in a number of attacks in the Lashkar Gah area. Acting on multiple intelligence reports and tips from local citizens, the patrol moved towards a compound associated with the target. As they approached the compound, the Afghan forces initiated a call-out to give the occupants a chance to exit the building safely. When no...
  • Domodedovo blast: Explosion rocks Moscow's main airport (Suicide bomber)

    01/24/2011 6:44:00 AM PST · by Syncro · 25 replies ^ | January 24, 2011 | Staff
    Domodedovo blast: Explosion rocks Moscow's main airport Moscow's Domodedovo airport - the busiest in the Russian capital - has been rocked by an explosion.At least 10 people have been killed in the blast and that dozens more are reported to have been injured.Reports suggest a suicide bomber was behind the blast.
  • Iraqi Security Forces Respond to Bomb Attacks

    01/20/2011 2:48:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 – Iraqi security forces are handling the country’s response to a spate of terrorist bombing attacks, a Defense Department spokesman said here today. “The Iraqis have not asked us for assistance, and we are still on our timeline to draw down by the end of the year,” Marine Corps Col. David Lapan said. An al-Qaida affiliate is suspected to be behind attacks in Tikrit and Karbala. Officials in Baghdad said attacks in the holy city of Karbala targeted Shiia Muslims making a pilgrimage to one of their most sacred shrines. The attacks are the most spectacular...
  • Roadside Bomb Kills Civilians in Afghanistan

    01/20/2011 2:45:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 – Three Afghan civilians were killed by an insurgent attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province today as Afghan and international forces increased efforts to squelch enemy fighters, military officials reported. Three Afghan civilians, including a child, were killed and four others were wounded by a roadside bomb in the province’s Kandahar district. Afghan police responded to evacuate the wounded to Mirwais hospital and investigate the blast. Also today, Afghan and coalition troops discovered several weapons and drug caches during separate clearing operations in southern and eastern Afghanistan. In Helmand province’s Sangin district, Kandahar’s Nad-e Ali district and...
  • Bomb Found Along Spokane MLK Parade Route, FBI Seeks Suspect

    01/18/2011 5:35:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 1/18/11
    Bomb Found Along Spokane MLK Parade Route, FBI Seeks SuspectThe FBI is searching the person connected to a possible attempted bombing in Spokane. Q13 FOX News Online Web Reporter 1:10 p.m. PST, January 18, 2011 SPOKANE — The FBI is searching for the person connected to a possible attempted bombing in Spokane. The bomb was found along the Martin Luther King parade route. The bomb could have caused multiple deaths if it had exploded says the FBI. The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people responsible for placing the backpack on...
  • Tick, tick, tick: The cost of Obamacare is a time bomb

    01/16/2011 9:11:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Wash. Examiner ^ | 1/16/11 | Timothy P. Carney
    In fighting against Obamacare repeal this week, Democrats portray their health care law as a money saver, claiming Republicans would add to the deficit by abolishing the legislation. But in their franker moments, the bill's authors admit that "reform" could be something of a time bomb that will cause exploding health care costs down the line. One top Senate aide plainly stated last summer, "This is a coverage bill, not a cost reduction bill." The time-bomb nature of Obamacare was presaged by Mitt Romney's health care bill in Massachusetts, which also expanded health insurance coverage by mandating that all individuals...
  • Suspicious Pkg: Dulles Airport

    01/06/2011 2:46:25 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1/6/2011 | FOX
    live video at link
  • Bipartisan Bomb Thrower Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    01/06/2011 12:53:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/6/11 | Andrew Marcus
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz back in 2007, when Democrats took control of Congress: Self-described proud “minority bomb thrower” (starting : at :13 seconds in the clip below) Now, as she and her party have been ushered back into the House minority, she is whistling a slightly different tune. She is claiming that as a minority member, she was a “relationship builder” (4:15 in this Fox News interview). Excerpt below:
  • Suspicious parcel shutters shopping plaza outside Fort Leonard Wood

    12/29/2010 2:19:36 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 12/23/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (Dec. 23, 2010) — Discovery of a suspicious parcel forced evacuation of the Clayton Towers shopping plaza on the second-to-last shopping day before Christmas, and threatened to shut down the main exit out of Fort Leonard Wood shortly before the daily rush of civilian traffic leaving the post. However, St. Robert Detective Jeff Saylor said an explosive ordnance disposal crew from Fort Leonard Wood sent a robot to examine the parcel and found that it contained nothing more harmful than hair care products and equipment. City police and firefighters cleared the area for reopening about 5:45 p.m.,...
  • Israeli: Iran atomic bomb in 3 years

    12/29/2010 12:51:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/29/10 | Staff
    Jerusalem - Israel's minister of strategic affairs says that technical difficulties have pushed back the Iranian timetable for producing a nuclear weapon. Moshe Yaalon told Israel Radio on Wednesday that Iran is at least three years away from developing a nuclear bomb. Israeli military officials have said Tehran has the expertise to build a bomb, but needs time to gather the necessary materials. Yaalon's assessment matched the outer range of past Israeli estimates of Iran's suspected weapons programme.
  • Jailers hold Mohamud, accused in plot to bomb Portland tree lighting, in 'protective custody'

    12/20/2010 9:27:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | 12/18/10 | Bryan Denson
    Jailers hold Mohamed Mohamud, accused in plot to bomb Portland tree lighting, in 'protective custody'By Bryan Denson, The Oregonian Updated: Saturday, December 18, 2010, 8:55 AM The teenager accused of plotting to bomb thousands of Christmas revelers at Portland's holiday tree lighting ceremony three weeks ago is jailed in protective custody to prevent someone from harming him. Mohamed Mohamud has a cell to himself at the downtown Justice Center jail, where he eats all of his meals alone and doesn't mix with the general inmate population, said Chief Deputy Michael Shults, who heads corrections for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office....
  • Authorities Find 'Improvised Explosives' Inside Connecticut Home

    12/16/2010 9:26:23 AM PST · by Doogle · 62 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 12/16/10 | FOX
    DEVELOPING: Connecticut police and FBI agents are investigating what they say appear to be "improvised explosives" and bomb-making materials found late Wednesday night in a New Haven home. Firefighters found the materials when they responded to reports of smoke at 17 Hubinger Street, New Haven Police Officer Joe Avery said .
  • Bomb attack in Sweden: The Cartoon Jihad never ends

    12/12/2010 9:32:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/12/10 | Michelle Malkin
    Bomb attack in Sweden: The Cartoon Jihad never ends By Michelle Malkin • December 12, 2010 10:06 AM When I last wrote in May about Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilk, targeted by the Religion of Perpetual Outrage for drawing Mohammed as a dog, I reminded you: Remember: The Religion of Perpetual Outrage hates all infidels. The targeting of Mohammed cartoonists is a lingering pretext to demonstrate that centuries-old, Koran-inspired hatred. If it isn’t cartoons, it’s always something else. From fresco rage to book rage to film rage to beauty pageant rage to Koran-dropping rage to cartoon rage to Pope rage, to...