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  • Syrian Air Force to Get Russian Su-24M2 Frontline Bombers

    07/27/2016 10:34:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    TASS-Defense ^ | July 27, 2016
    MOSCOW --- The Syrian Air Force has received a batch of Su-24M2 (NATO reporting name: Fencer-D) frontline bombers supplied by Russia, according to the AMN news agency. "The Syrian Air Force has received several Su-24M2 aircraft supplied by Russia in order to beef up the Damascus’ combat capabilities to fight against international terrorism. At present, two Su-24M2 aircraft have been delivered with eight more planes to be transferred in the nearest future," the news agency said. According to AMN, Russia has supplied the aforementioned Su-24M2 frontline bombers to the Syrian governmental forces within the framework of the military-technical cooperation between...
  • BBC Still Puzzled By Motive Of Syrian With Suicide Bomb Rucksack At German Festival

    07/25/2016 7:03:27 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | James Delingpole
    A Syrian failed asylum seeker has blown himself up with a rucksack bomb, injuring several bystanders, in the town of Ansbach, Germany, apparently after being thwarted in an attempt to attack an open-air music festival. But you’ll never guess how the BBC chose to report the incident when news first broke. No, actually, you probably will.
  • Christmas bomber case appeal challenges NSA surveillance

    07/06/2016 7:39:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/06/2016 | Kristena Hansen | AP
    Mohamud is appealing his 2013 conviction on grounds that he was entrapped by undercover federal agents posing as al-Qaida members and the warrantless surveillance of his foreign communications violated his constitutional rights. It marks the first time a federal appeals court is considering whether the National Security Agency’s foreign surveillance programs — the same ones that came under scrutiny after the Edward Snowden leaks a few years ago — violate the Fourth Amendment rights of criminal defendants. Stephen Sady, Mohamud’s public defender, and another attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union urged the court for a new trial on grounds...
  • Suicide attack carried out near US diplomatic site in Saudi Arabia

    07/03/2016 7:05:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 3, 2016 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – State-linked Saudi news sites are reporting that a suicide bomber has carried out an attack near a U.S. diplomatic site in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Okaz news website says the bomber died in the attack, and that no other deaths were immediately reported.
  • Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah

    07/03/2016 7:20:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-4-16 | BBC
    A suspected suicide attacker has been killed after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, local media reports say. Two policeman were reportedly injured in the incident and the attacker is said to be dead.
  • USAF reveals Northrop's B-21 long-range strike bomber

    02/26/2016 9:06:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 63 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 26 FEBRUARY, 2016 | JAMES DREW
    The US Air Force has revealed its bomber for the 21st century, the Northrop Grumman B-21 long-range strike bomber. The official designation comes as the air force for the first time releases an artist's rendering of the still-classified bomber — a flying wing design similar to the Northrop B-2 and the company's concept for the previous Next-Generation Bomber (NGB) project. The air force hasn’t purchased a new bomber in this century and is still dependent on 54-year-old Boeing B-52H and 28-year-old B-1B. Its 21-year-old B-2 Spirit, the only in-service stealth bomber, will be in use through 2060, officials say. Revealed...
  • Boeing B-52 evolves again with guided weapons launcher

    01/18/2016 10:28:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | January 15, 2016 | James Dreq
    On 16 January 1991, seven Boeing B-52Gs fully loaded with AGM-86C conventional air-launched cruise missiles took flight from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana on a top-secret mission to destroy targets inside Iraq. Those 35h missions were the first combat sorties of Operation Desert Storm. Lesser known is that the mission, dubbed Secret Squirrel, also marked the combat debut of the AGM-86C, with 35 weapons fired and 85-95% of targets successfully destroyed, according to the US air force. A derivative of the nuclear-tipped AGM-86B, the B-52G would not have been deployed if only armed with nuclear cruise missiles and unguided bombs. Now,...
  • These Ain't Masterminds: Would Be Terrorist Crowdsourced Targets On Twitter

    12/30/2015 5:53:15 PM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 8 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 12-30-15 | Timothy Geigner
    I have to say, it can certainly be quite frustrating to watch dispassionately how terrorism is discussed in the United States.... What all of this fear-mongering has done, which completely escapes my understanding, is create the impression that our enemy is generally devious and technologically intelligent on Bond-villain-esque levels. This is how you create a climate where a legitimate tool such as encryption is under attack as a threat. That's what makes it so useful to point out when would-be terrorists prove themselves to be bumbling idiots practically begging to be caught. Our own Glyn Moody wrote up a useful...
  • Boeing, Lockheed to continue protest against U.S. bomber deal

    12/19/2015 11:27:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 19, 2015 | Andrea Shalal
    Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp said they will continue their protest against the Air Force's selection of Northrop Grumman Corp to build a new long-range strike bomber, calling that process "irreparably flawed".
  • Suicide bomber's belt containing 'Mother of Satan' explosives is found dumped in a dustbin

    11/24/2015 3:31:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/23/15 | Peter Allen
    Suicide bomber's belt containing 'Mother of Satan' explosives is found dumped in a dustbin with a mobile phone in Paris suburb - so did Europe's most wanted man abandon his deadly mission? Salah Abdeslam, 26, is believed to have fled the bloodbath that left 130 dead, rather than blowing himself up A suicide bomber's explosive belt was tonight found dumped in the southern Paris suburb from where terrorist fugitive Salah Abdeslam escaped the city. The 26-year-old fled the bloodbath that left 130 dead on November 13 rather than blowing himself up. Tonight's find in a dustbin in Montrouge, in the...
  • Syrians Are Paying A High Price For Russia’s Cheap Bombs

    11/24/2015 12:44:52 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | November 23, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    Helicopters are not known for being the most useful bombing platforms, but some of Russia’s combat helicopters, namely the Mi-24 Hind series, are still capable of hauling these weapons. Russia and the Assad regime are putting this capability to use in Syria, as you can see in the videos below, with horrific results. (Be warned that what you’re about to see is the bombing of an actual city caught on video, one that may have resulted in casualties.) There are real doubts as to what targets Russia is actually striking in Syria. Not just when it comes to what parties...
  • Exclusive: In Paris attack, nurse discovers the man he tried to save was bomber

    11/22/2015 6:00:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/21/2015 | BY MARIE-LOUISE GUMUCHIAN AND PAULINE MEVEL
    In the chaos of the explosion at the Comptoir Voltaire cafe, one of several targets hit in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, nurse David instinctively sought to help the wounded. Among them was a man lying amid overturned chairs and tables. David, who asked to be called just by his first name, lay him down. The man did not look to have massive injuries, but appeared unconscious, so David began CPR, the cardiopulmonary resuscitation he'd been trained for. When he tore open the man's t-shirt, David quickly realized that what he initially thought was a gas explosion at the cafe...
  • Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber

    10/27/2015 9:22:33 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 27, 2015 | ·Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The Air Force said Tuesday it chose Northrop Grumman Corp., maker of the B-2 stealth bomber, to build its next-generation bomber, a highly classified, $80 billion project designed to replace the aging bomber fleet with an information-age aircraft that eventually may be capable of flying without a pilot aboard. The loser of the high-stakes bidding contest was a team formed by Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Will the Next Air Force Bomber Be an Underperforming, Over-Budget Mess?

    10/15/2015 8:16:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2015 | by MIKE FREDENBURG
    Last month the Air Force announced it had received the final competing design submissions from Northrup Grumman and Boeing/Lockheed Martin for the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B), also known as the B-3. The Air Force will be reviewing the two submissions and in a few months will announce who has won the contract for its first new bomber in 25 years. At the low end, the contract will be worth some $55 billion. But factoring in development costs and the cost-growth patterns of the last 20 years for these types of projects, the value of the contract easily ends up exceeding...
  • End of an era: The world's last flying Avro Vulcan prepares for its final flight

    10/02/2015 7:40:36 PM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/2/2015 | DARREN BOYLE
    The world's last flying Avro Vulcan is preparing for its final ever flights after the decision was made to permanently ground the Cold War veteran jet. The four-engined bomber, which saw action in the Falklands, is undertaking two final missions on October 10 and 11, flying long loops of the country from north to south. Chief pilot Martin Withers, who broke the record for the world's longest bombing mission in April 1982, is currently preparing a route for the final flights, which are being designed so as many people as possible will be able to see the jet.
  • U.S. prison frees terrorist who plotted to kill Golda Meir

    02/20/2009 10:14:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,894+ views
    AP via HAARETZ.com ^ | Last update - 07:26 20/02/2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado, said Carl Rusnok, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman. Rusnok said a federal immigration judge had signed a deportation order for Al-Jawary."
  • Experts: USAF needs more than 80 to 100 new bombers

    09/09/2015 10:14:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    Flightglobal ^ | 10 SEPTEMBER, 2015 | JAMES DREW
    A former commander of the USAF’s bomber force says 80 to 100 new Long-Range Strike Bombers are not enough to meet American national security objectives, and the service should consider buying more to rejuvenate its “withering” combat fleet of Boeing B-1s and B-52s. In his testimony to Congress 9 September, Lt Gen Robert Elder, who directed the 8th Air Force before his retirement, said the production target released by the air force is too few, even though the new aircraft will be more capable. “Our capabilities are withering and we have less than 100 combat-ready bombers with an average age...
  • Can a New Stealth Bomber Make Up for America’s Crappiest Warplane?

    09/09/2015 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/09/2015 | David Axe
    The Pentagon sank $400 billion into the F-35 stealth jet—only to have it come up way short. So they’re working on a secret new bomber to handle the job instead. Government officials and aerospace executives have met in secret. Engineers have drawn up blueprints, crafted components, and assembled prototypes, all under strict confidentiality agreements. Lobbyists are prowling the halls of Congress and the Pentagon, smiling, shaking hands, exerting influence. For the first time in more than three decades, the Pentagon and America’s aerospace industry are uniting to build a big, expensive, high-tech stealth bomber. And that’s a huge deal for...
  • Why would Russia deploy bombers in Crimea?

    07/24/2015 10:52:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/24/2015 | Pavel Aksenov
    The Soviet-era Tu-22M3 bomber entered service in 1989 but has been modernised since then Russian defence ministry sources say a squadron of Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers will be based in Crimea - but experts question the strategic value of such a move for Russia. Russia's Interfax news agency reported the plan, quoting an unnamed ministry source, though it has not been officially confirmed. Other Russian media also reported it. Russia has previously pledged to beef up its military forces in Crimea, which has been internationally isolated since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March 2014. Western nations imposed sanctions on...
  • The H-6K Is China’s B-52

    07/09/2015 2:50:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | Jul 8 2015 | DAVID AXE
    Today just three countries operate long-range heavy bombers. Russia has 170 or so Bears, Backfires and Blackjacks. America fields 160 swing-wing B-1s, radar-evading B-2s and stalwart B-52s. China’s bomber force is smaller with around 130 H-6s. And most of the H-6s, copies of Russia’s Cold War Tu-16, lack the long range and heavy payload that many of the Russian and American bombers boast. But that’s changing. After years of work, the Chinese air force has reportedly outfitted two regiments—together possessing around 36 bombers — with a new, much more capable “K” version of the H-6. The H-6K is Beijing’s B-52 — a far-flying, fuel-efficient...
  • Long-Range Bomber May Be In China's Plans

    07/07/2015 10:34:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    China Daily ^ | Jul 7 2015
    A fast-flying, heavy strategic aircraft is needed and long overdue, defense experts say. "Please try your best to develop new bomber aircraft." That was the last wish of the dying Lieutenant General Liu Yudi, 92, a flying ace from the Korean War and a former senior officer of the People's Liberation Army air force. Lying on his deathbed in the PLA Air Force General Hospital in Beijing, the legendary war hero used his last strength to write those words on a piece of paper and give it to General Ma Xiaotian, the air force commander who came to bid him...
  • Russian (Su-24) bomber crashes in Pacific region, both pilots killed

    07/06/2015 11:00:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/6/15 | Associated Press
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed, the Defense Ministry said. It was the fifth accident involving a Russian military aircraft in the past month, but the first with fatalities. The Su-24 bomber crashed while taking off from an airfield in the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East at 9:35 p.m. local time, the ministry said in a statement. Shortly after leaving the runway, the plane banked sharply to the left and struck the ground, the ministry said.
  • Russia Conducts Nuclear Bomber Flight Near Alaska

    05/03/2015 7:40:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Tu-95 Bear H bombers flew into the Alaska zone on April 22. But unlike most earlier incursions, no U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow them, said defense officials familiar with the latest U.S.-Russian aerial encounter. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), declined to confirm the incursion. But he said no jets were dispatched last week to intercept intruding aircraft.
  • Russia Conducts Nuclear Bomber Flight Near Alaska: Two Bear H bombers intrude into air defense zone

    05/01/2015 8:42:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 05/01/2015 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers intruded into the U.S. air defense zone near Alaska last week in the latest saber rattling by Moscow, defense officials said. The Tu-95 Bear H bombers flew into the Alaska zone on April 22. But unlike most earlier incursions, no U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow them, said defense officials familiar with the latest U.S.-Russian aerial encounter. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), declined to confirm the incursion. But he said no jets were dispatched last week to intercept intruding aircraft. The incident...
  • PHOTO: Boston Jihad bomber brandishing a gun, dressed in a Islamic warscarf, and Islamic garb

    04/28/2015 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/28/15 | Pamela Geller
     One day a fun loving “partier” and then transformed into someone more closely resembling a devout Muslim when he returned. That is according to his friend. Rogerio Franca, who lived near the Tsarnaev family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, told jurors Tamerlan was a partier before his trip to Russia but transformed into someone more closely resembling a devout Muslim when he returned. ‘Most of the time he was drunk, most of the time he was high,’ Franca said of Tamerlan before his transformation. Afterward, his neighbor Franca said he saw Tamerlan in downtown Boston and he appeared ‘different’ – he grew...
  • TROOPER TESTIFIES Boston bomber Tsarnaev had abandoned three additional bombs

    04/06/2015 4:40:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies
    www.people.com ^ | 3/13 15 | STAFF
    Trooper Robert McCarthy of the state bomb squad revealed at trial that Tsarnaev abandoned three bombs. Two at the site of a police shootout; a third in the driver's seat of the stolen 2013 Mercedes SUV Tsarnaev drove while fleeing...in a Tupperware container packed with "2-3 pounds" of blast powder and "multiple fuse lengths taped together." One of two undetonated bombs was a length of metal pipe, and the other a pipe's elbow joint.....an improvised grenade...very heavy so as to stop in the spot where the bombers intended. The Chechnyan bomber brothers, in the US on expired student visas, engaged...
  • China Reveals New Long-Range Bombers

    04/02/2015 5:58:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 1, 2015 | Luke Hurst
    China has released pictures of an unnamed “new-type of bomber”, along with an announcement that it has carried out its first military drills in the airspace above the Western Pacific Ocean. According to a statement on the Chinese Ministry of Defence website, the drills took place over the Bashi Canal, which is between a Taiwanese island and a Philippines island.
  • Exclusive: U.S. asks Vietnam to stop helping Russian bomber flights

    03/11/2015 10:35:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-11-2015 | David Brunnstrom
    The United States has asked Vietnam to stop letting Russia use a former U.S. base to refuel nuclear-capable bombers engaged in shows of strength over the Asia-Pacific region, exposing strains in Washington's steadily warming relations with Hanoi. The request, described to Reuters by a State Department official, comes as U.S. officials say Russian bombers have stepped up flights in a region already rife with tensions between China, U.S.-ally Japan and Southeast Asian nations. General Vincent Brooks, commander of the U.S. Army in the Pacific, told Reuters the planes had conducted "provocative" flights, including around the U.S. Pacific Ocean territory of...
  • Is This The Shape Of Russia's Next Generation Long-Range Bomber?

    03/03/2015 5:10:23 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 03/02/2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    While America's aerospace industry is hard at work creating the USAF's next generation bomber, Russia has a similar ongoing program known as the the PAK-DA. Now, after years of requirements changes, it appears that a blended wing, subsonic design, much like the one pictured above, will be the new jet's overall configuration. The PAK-DA, which literally means "prospective aviation complex for long-range aviation," is Russia's next generation long-range bomber project and it aims to one day replace the Tu-95 Bear and the Tu-160 Blackjack, and possibly the Tu-22M Backfire fleets. Much like America's next generation bomber, which has gone from...
  • Friend Of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Found Guilty Of Lying To Authorities

    10/28/2014 10:05:10 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-28-2014 | Ross Kerber
    Ross Kerber, Reuters October 28, 2014 A US jury on Tuesday found a college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of lying to authorities in a terrorism investigation. Robel Phillipos, 21, was charged with lying about having visited suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Phillipos and two friends removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells from the suspected bomber's room. Phillipos, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was on trial for two criminal counts of lying to investigators, one for saying he did not remember the...
  • Underpants bomber failed in mission to blow up airliner because...

    07/25/2014 6:32:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 7/25/14 | James Rush
    The notorious underwear bomber's plot in 2009 to blow up a plane on Christmas Day failed because the explosives became 'degraded' after he wore the same pair of underpants for two weeks, according to a U.S. official. Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on a suicide mission when he attempted to detonate a bomb in his underpants as the plane, en route from Amsterdam, approached Detroit.
  • Congressional Researcher Thinks the Air Force Already Has a Secret Stealth Bomber

    07/11/2014 8:49:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 10, 2014 | David Axe
    On July 9, the U.S. Air Force formally launched the competition to build America’s next stealth bomber. But a July 2 report from the Congressional Research Service questions the flying branch’s official narrative. According to CRS’ Jeremiah Gertler, it appears the Air Force already has new bomber prototypes in the air—and the competition could be a sham. Perhaps not coincidentally, Gertler’s skepticism comes just four months after civilians glimpsed what appeared to be previously unknown stealth warplanes flying over Texas.
  • Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of California Coast

    06/11/2014 7:05:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Four Russian strategic bombers triggered U.S. air defense systems while conducting practice bombing runs near Alaska this week, with two of the Tu-95 Bear H aircraft coming within 50 miles of the California coast, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) confirmed Wednesday.  “The last time we saw anything similar was two years ago on the Fourth of July,” Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Norad spokesman, told the Free Beacon. Davis said the latest Bear H incursions began Monday around 4:30 p.m. Pacific time when radar detected the four turbo-prop powered bombers approaching the U.S. air defense zone near the far...
  • U.S. to Conduct Strategic Bomber Exercise Nuclear drills follow ‘massive’ Russian war games

    05/11/2014 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/11/14
    The U.S. Strategic Command, which is in charge of waging nuclear war, will hold large-scale bomber exercises this week—days after Russia held what Moscow called “massive” war games simulating a U.S. and NATO nuclear attack. Ten U.S. B-52 bombers and up to six B-2 strategic bombers will take part in the war games called “Global Lightning 14” from Monday through May 16, the command said in a statement late Sunday. The purpose is to “demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness in training scenarios throughout the continental U.S.,” the command said in a statement from its Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska headquarters. “This...
  • Holder faces decision on whether to seek death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing case

    01/29/2014 2:40:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/29/14 | Pete Yost AP
    As attorney general, Eric Holder has approved pursuing the death penalty in at least 34 criminal cases, upholding a long-ago pledge to Congress that he would vigorously enforce federal law even though he's not a proponent of capital punishment. With a court-ordered deadline of Friday, Holder will make the most high-profile death penalty decision of his career in law enforcement: whether to seek capital punishment in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombings last April that killed three people and injured 260.
  • H-6K can strike regional targets without leaving Chinese airspace

    12/26/2013 8:34:58 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2013-12-26
    The People's Liberation Army's H-6K strategic bomber can attack the Japanese mainland with CJ-10 cruise missiles without even leaving Chinese airspace, reports the Kanwa Defense Review run by Andrei Chang also known as Pinkov, a military analyst based in Canada. China had no real nuclear projection capability until H-6K entered service with the PLA Air Force, Kanwa's report said. H-6K bombers have already been deployed with the 8th and 10th air divisions of the PLA Air Force. However, strategic bombers alone can not help China penetrate enemy defenses using surface-to-air missiles. For this reason, the long-range cruise missile has become...
  • Police seek possible serial bomber in Oregon

    11/13/2013 9:23:55 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 13, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
    An improvised explosive device blew out windows and ignited a small fire at the Jackson County prosecutor's office in Medford, Ore., Wednesday, but authorities said the damage could have been far worse had it ignited a large propane tank at the scene. No injuries were reported as a result of the blast, which occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Local and state police and the FBI and ATF are currently investigating. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case said there was no immediate claim of responsibility and as of yet, there are no suspects, but they are attempting to determine if...
  • Utah Beauty Queen Accused of Throwing Bombs Resigns Title

    08/15/2013 9:51:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed, Aug 14 2013 | Laura Zuckerman
    Utah beauty queen accused of throwing bombs resigns title A Utah beauty queen accused along with three friends of throwing homemade bombs in a Salt Lake City suburb resigned her Miss Riverton title on Tuesday, according to a statement posted on the city's website. In the statement, city officials said they had been informed by the director of the Miss Riverton Pageant that Kendra Gill, 18, had resigned her position effective that day. "Prior to the alleged incidents of August 2, 2013, Kendra had done a good job during the short time she served as Miss Riverton," the statement said....
  • Can China’s New Strategic Bomber Reach Hawaii?

    08/13/2013 4:32:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | August 13, 2013 | Zachary Keck
    Can China’s New Strategic Bomber Reach Hawaii? The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) took delivery of 15 of China’s new Xian H-6K strategic bombers, Jane’s Defence Weekly reported back in June. This report has now seemingly been confirmed by Chinese state-run media outlets, which noted that “Jane’s Defence was the first media outlet to confirm that the H-6K had formally entered active service.” The H-6K nuclear-capable bomber is an upgraded version of the H-6 bomber, which is a locally built version of the Russian Tupolev Tu-16 Badger that Moscow first deployed during the 1950s. The PLAAF first received a...
  • His arm in cast and his face swollen, Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty

    07/10/2013 2:12:15 PM PDT · by oxcart · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/10/13 | AP
    BOSTON — His arm in a cast and his face swollen, a blase-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first public appearance since his capture in mid-April. As victims of the bombing looked on, Tsarnaev, 19, gave a small, lopsided smile to his sisters upon arriving in the courtroom. He appeared to have a jaw injury and there was swelling around his left eye and cheek.Then, after he leaned in toward a microphone and said, “Not guilty” over and over in a Russian accent, he was led out...
  • US Officials Claim Russia Withheld Important Text Messages From Boston Bomber

    05/12/2013 11:17:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/12/13 | Mary Chastain
    United States officials claim Russian intelligence withheld valuable information about Boston Marathon bomber Tamerian Tsarnaev when the country reached out to the FBI. Russia alerted the FBI about text messages between Tsarnaev, his mother, and a Russian relative. However, the officials did not release the details of the texts. The conversations imply Tsarnaev wanted to join militant groups Russia blames for attacjs in the Caucasus region. There were reports after the April 15th bombing that Russia tried to warn the US about Tsarnaev, but officials said the information in these texts would have led to a more extensive examination of...
  • Boston Bomber to be buried at Arlington?

    05/08/2013 6:45:26 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 72 replies
    conservative byte ^ | 5-8-13 | conservative byte
    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, aka: The Islamic jihadist scumbag, aka: the dead Boston Bomber will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery if one US Air Force Veteran has her way. Yes, you heard that right. The murdering, older brother who killed three and maimed hundreds more innocent people at the Boston Marathon, including an eight-year-old blown to bits has been offered a National Cemetery burial plot by a USAF veteran named Julie Frein. What?
  • Experts: Feds pressure widow, pals in bomb case

    05/04/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://bigstory.ap.org ^ | 05/04/2013 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH and BRIDGET MURPHY
    BOSTON (AP) — Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to be the inner circle of the two bombing suspects, arresting three college buddies of surviving brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and keeping Tamerlan's 24-year-old widow, Katherine Russell, in the public eye with their open surveillance and leaks to media about investigators' focus on her. Legal experts say it's part of their quest not just to determine whether Russell and the friends are culpable...
  • Bombers' Mosque In Boston A Factory For Terrorists

    Homeland Insecurity: The New York Times thinks the Boston bombers "self-radicalized" on the Web. But it didn't look at their mosque, which has churned out other terrorists, too. USA Today, on the other hand, did look at their mosque — the Islamic Society of Boston — and found "a curriculum that radicalizes people," according to a local source quoted in the paper's investigation. "Other people have been radicalized there." In fact, several ISB members and leaders have been convicted or suspected of terrorism, including: (snipped) Abdurahman ,Alamoudi,Aafia Siddiqui, Ahmad Abousamra, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jamal Badawi, and The Tsarnaev brothers,
  • Boston Bomber Magistrate’s Middle Eastern Connections

    04/25/2013 10:22:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 102 replies
    Front page mag ^ | April 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stopped talking once he was prematurely read his Miranda rights. That helps the authorities establish the lone wolf narrative. Whatever else we might have learned from him is probably lost. ... District Court Judge Marianne Bowler arrived at the hospital where he is being treated to preside over his initial hearing Monday, when she read him his Miranda rights. ... Judge Bowler has some interesting international connections. She is a member of the Member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Apparently in that capacity, she visited and spoke on legal...
  • Did Holder Initiate the Legal Process For Boston Bomber To Shut-up And Lawyer-Up?

    04/25/2013 9:18:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/25/13 | Mara Zebest
    FBI was shocked when a Judge came into the hospital room to Mirandize the Boston bomber. Megyn Kelly does an impressive job explaining the chain of events and the implications. [...] Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught alive but wounded on Friday and charged with use of a weapon of mass destruction, for which he could get the death penalty. The FBI filed a federal criminal complaint against the 19-year-old on Sunday, and federal District Court Judge Marianne Bowler arrived at the hospital where he is being treated to preside over his initial hearing Monday, when she read him his Miranda rights.
  • FBI did not alert state’s anti-terror unit to its probe of suspected bomber in 2011

    04/25/2013 9:14:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/25/13 | Bryan Bender
    WASHINGTON — Antiterrorism intelligence units in Massachusetts were never notified that FBI agents had examined the activities of Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, further evidence of gaps in the network of post-9/11 measures that may have contributed to insufficient scrutiny of the suspected Marathon bomber. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center and the Commonwealth Fusion Center in Maynard, which is supposed to serve as clearinghouses for information about potential threats, was unaware that the FBI interviewed Tsarnaev as part of a three-month investigation after Russian agents alerted US officials to his increasing radicalization, officials said. “We were not privy to the tip,’’
  • Megyn Kelly: FBI Was ‘Shocked’ to See Judge ‘Waltz’ in and Give Suspect Miranda Rights

    04/25/2013 10:20:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 4-25-2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning to break some surprising information: according to her sources, the FBI was “shocked” to see a magistrate “waltz into” the hospital room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and read him his Miranda rights. So why were they shocked? According to Kelly, the FBI was under the understanding that they would get much more time with Tsarnaev under the “public safety exemption” before he was read his rights. Adding to the shock: the...
  • Report: Federal Judge Compromised Investigation By Prematurely Mirandizing Tsarnaev

    04/25/2013 5:50:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-25-2013 | John Nolte
    Thanks to the "Public Safety Exception" to Miranda (which was created in 1980), the government is not forced to choose between treating a suspect as an enemy combatant or immediately allowing said suspect to hide behind an attorney and the right to remain silent. In extraordinary circumstances, when a suspect is believed to be part of a broader conspiracy that might result in the loss of innocent life, authorities have 48 hours to question the suspect before mirandizing him. Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the man suspected of being a co-conspirator in the Boston Marathon bombings, was mirandized after only 16 hours of...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev admits to setting bombs with brother, source says

    04/24/2013 12:01:55 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 71 replies
    boston globe ^ | 4/23 | cullen
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev admitted to authorities Sunday that he and his brother were behind the Marathon bombings, according to a senior law enforcement official. Tsarnaev made his admissions to FBI agents who interviewed him at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. He had not yet been given a Miranda warning. Tsarnaev’s attorneys are certain to challenge the legal admissibility of those admissions, and other information he gave them, such as claiming that he and his brothers acted alone, and that his brother was radicalized in an extreme form of Islam in part because...