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  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot against Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 11:29:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 13, 2013 | Pete Williams
    Federal officials say they've arrested a Kansas man who allegedly wanted to set off a suicide bomb at the Wichita airport. Officials were to announce details of the case at a news conference at 2 p.m. ET in Wichita. In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was "an older white man," who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.
  • Nutjob made a bomb for Keith Richards

    10/09/2013 1:16:12 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 9, 2013 | Bob Fredericks
    ...Joseph Callahan, 69, had about 100 pounds of ammonium nitrate among the frightening cache of guns, ammo and explosives cops found when they raided his home last week. ...He also told them he was making a bomb for the hard-partying Richards, who lives in Weston, Conn., a short drive from Callahan’s home in the posh Greenfield Hill section of Fairfield. ...Callahan – a former employee of gunmaker Remington Arms – was charged by Fairfield cops Monday with 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, reckless endangerment and manufacture of bombs. Callahan told cops that explosives were only a hobby, and...
  • Iranian Murders in the West

    10/19/2011 5:00:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Stephen Schwartz
    Americans were stunned on October 11 when the Justice Department unsealed its complaint against Mansour Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old used-car dealer from Corpus Christi now in federal custody, and Ali Gholam Shakuri, a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force. Shakuri remains inside Iran. The pair have been charged with conspiring to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel Al-Jubeir. As disclosed by the Treasury Department, the plot was coordinated by Arbabsiar’s cousin, Abdul Reza Shahlai, a top Quds Force functionary whom the Treasury designated in 2008 as one of several “individuals and entities fueling violence in Iraq.” Shahlai was...
  • Egypt: Three arrested in jihad plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    05/12/2013 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 05/12/13 | Robert
    More glorious fruit of the Arab Spring. "3 Arrested in Plot to Bomb Egyptian Cities and Embassy," by Ben Hubbard in the New York Times, May 11 (thanks to Kenneth): CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have arrested three militants with ties to Al Qaeda who were planning terrorist attacks in Egyptian cities and against a foreign embassy, the interior minister said Saturday. A Western official said the Egyptians had privately identified the embassy as the United States Embassy in Cairo. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said at a news conference that the suspects had been arrested with 22 pounds of explosive...
  • Illegal Alien Faces 30 Years After Admitting Capitol Bomb Plot

    06/23/2012 5:34:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 22 Jun 2012 03:32 PM | (Via Reuters)
    A Moroccan man pleaded guilty on Friday to attempting to bomb the U.S. Capitol building in Washington in February, 2012, and could face up to 30 years in prison. Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant living in Alexandria, Va., struck an agreement with prosecutors under which he pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Virginia. He was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against property owned and used by the United States, intending to detonate a bomb and to shoot people. "I plead guilty," he said, standing before Judge James Cacher for the U.S. District...
  • AWOL soldier to be sentenced in Fort Hood plot

    08/10/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 10, 2012
    WACO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge will try again to sentence an AWOL soldier convicted of planning to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood soldiers. Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo faces up to life in prison. He has said he will represent himself in court at his Friday sentencing in Waco. The original hearing set for Thursday afternoon was postponed after Abdo requested more time to prepare. The 22-year-old Abdo said during an earlier hearing that he and his attorneys weren't communicating effectively. He was convicted in May on six federal charges, including attempting to use...
  • Pro-life school bus firebombed in Rockford, local media ignore the incident

    06/18/2012 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    life news ^ | 6.18.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, June 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com)—A school bus covered in pro-life images that used to drive children to a local abortion clinic to pray was firebombed Friday night, report local advocates, who say the media have been negligent in covering the incident. The bus, owned by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy, suffered extensive damage after vandals threw more than one device through the vehicle’s windows. Photos show some of the seats reduced to little more than metal frame and ash. The driver’s area was also bombed, and appears to be unusable. The bus is well known in the...
  • O'Reilly Guest Falsely Claimed President Clinton Prevented Millennium Attacks On U.S.

    02/09/2006 8:27:11 PM PST · by infoguy · 3 replies · 262+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 9 February 2006 | Dave Pierre
    Nancy Soderberg, a former Ambassador to the United Nations and Foreign Policy Advisor under the Clinton administration, repeated the often-heard myth that President Clinton prevented Millennium attacks on the United States. Soderberg made the debunked claim as a guest on tonight's episode of The O'Reilly Factor (Thursday, February 9, 2006).Soderberg's claim would refer to the arrest of terrorist Ahmed Ressam at the U.S-Canada border on December 14, 1999. It was later learned that Ressam planned to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on or around New Year's Day 2000. Clinton defenders have often falsely cited this incident as evidence that...
  • FBI sting operation nabs 5 in Ohio bomb plot

    05/01/2012 7:11:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 100 replies
    CBS ^ | May 1, 2012 9:56 AM
    Five "self-proclaimed anarchists" have been arrested after a months-long sting operation, charged with plotting to blow up a bridge in the Cleveland area, the FBI announced today. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports the group had been involved in a series of escalating plots that ended with their arrest last night by FBI agents. The sting operation supplied the anarchists with what they thought were "explosives" and bomb-making materials. At no time during the case was the public in danger, the FBI said.
  • AWOL soldier indicted in Fort Hood bomb plot

    08/09/2011 4:24:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 9/8/11
    WACO, Texas -An AWOL soldier has been indicted on three federal charges in connection with a plot to bomb Fort Hood soldiers in Texas. Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo was indicted Tuesday on charges of possession of an unregistered destructive device, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition by a fugitive from justice. The 21-year-old faces up to 10 years in prison on each charge if convicted. Abdo was arrested two weeks ago at a Killeen motel near Fort Hood. Investigators said they found a handgun and ingredients for an explosive device. Abdo was approved as a conscientious objector this...
  • Indonesian Police Stop Bomb Plot on Good Friday

    04/22/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2011 | Wesley Earnst
    Indonesian police foiled Islamic extremists’ plan to bomb a church ahead of Easter celebrations in Serpong, just outside of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. On Thursday, authorities discovered about 150 kg (3330 pounds) of explosives not far from Christ Cathedral Church. Bombs were found beneath a gas pipeline and in bags near the church entrance. Police safely diffused the explosives after 10 painstaking hours, according to officials. The militant cell had planned to detonate the explosives remotely using a mobile phone at 9 a.m. on Good Friday, just when service at the 3,000-seat Catholic church would begin. Authorities were led...
  • Arrest In Bombing Plot In County [Muhammed Hussain]

    12/08/2010 8:58:52 AM PST · by mathprof · 57 replies · 1+ views
    wbal ^ | 12/8/10 | staff
    Authorities say a person has been arrested in the Baltimore area for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center. Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore, tells The Associated Press the person will appear in court Wednesday afternoon. An FBI spokesman also confirmed the arrest. They did not provide any more details. An official who was briefed on the arrest told AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information that the person was given a phony bomb and was arrested after trying to detonate it. The official says...
  • APNewsBreak: Arrest in recruiting center bomb plot

    12/08/2010 8:27:02 AM PST · by massmike · 46 replies
    chron.com ^ | 12/08/2010 | BEN NUCKOLS
    Authorities say a person has been arrested in the Baltimore area for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center. Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore, tells The Associated Press the person will appear in court Wednesday afternoon. An FBI spokesman also confirmed the arrest. They did not provide any more details. The official says the person's goal was to blow up a military recruitment center. The official says the person is a U.S. citizen and the plot was carried out in Baltimore County.
  • The Portland Bomber

    11/29/2010 8:10:39 AM PST · by bray · 17 replies · 1+ views
    examiner ^ | 11/29/10 | bray
    I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the LOVE of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Rom 15:30 There was one person at the Portland Christmas Tree lighting who understood the spiritual importance that Christmas Tree lighting represented. When Mohamed Osman Mohamud shouted Allah Akbar and pushed the button on his fake bomb expecting to blow up thousands of Infidels he was attacking the one real enemy of Islam, Jesus Christ. Never mind Pioneer Square in Portland has outlawed any mention of Christ or even the name Holiday,...
  • Yemeni Al Qaeda Group Claims Responsibility for Failed Mail Bomb Plot on U.S. Cargo Planes

    11/05/2010 1:17:14 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 05, 2010 | FoxNews
    DEVELOPING: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group's branch based in Yemen, has claimed responsibility for the failed mail bomb plot on cargo planes bound for the United States.
  • Yemen UPS Bomb Scare Is A Hoax : Youtube confirms NO Explosives

    10/31/2010 3:35:30 PM PDT · by sushiman · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Pardon me if this is old news . I'm in Japan and just woke up . Couldn't finy anything via search .
  • Canada Thwarts Bombing Attempt

    08/26/2010 10:03:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/27/10 | Angus Loten
    OTTAWA—Canadian authorities said they found and foiled a terrorist bomb-making plot by three men here—one allegedly with links to the conflict in Afghanistan and another, a pathologist who auditioned for the TV show "Canadian Idol.'' The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested the trio of Canadian citizens after raids on their houses turned up schematics, videos, drawings, books and manuals for making explosives, said Serge Therriault, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer in charge of criminal investigations. The suspects—identified as Hiva Alizadeh, 30 years old; X-ray technician Misbahuddin Ahmed, 26, both of Ottawa; and hospital worker Khurram Syed Sher, 28, of London,...
  • RCMP dismantle alleged terror cell in Ottawa (linked to al Qaeda) (Aug. 25/10)

    08/25/2010 3:31:55 PM PDT · by fanfan · 85 replies · 1+ views
    The National Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2010. | Stewart Bell
    OTTAWA — The RCMP dismantled an alleged Ottawa terrorist cell with suspected links to al-Qaeda on Wednesday morning, making two arrests in the nation’s capital without incident. The men are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack targeting Canada. The ringleader allegedly attended training camps in the Pakistan and Afghanistan region. But the bomb plot was described as not well defined and the arrests were apparently made on Wednesday because one of the suspects was preparing to travel abroad. A news conference has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon. The RCMP, Ottawa Police Service and Canadian Security Intelligence Service were involved in...
  • Boston Globe Columnist Tells Painful Truths About Times Square Bomb Plot Denial

    05/07/2010 5:31:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 1,192+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 7, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    My eyes! Oh, my burning eyes! That must have been the reaction yesterday of many liberal Boston Globe readers when they read what must have been to them some very painful truths in a Joan Vennochi column about denial of reality by government officials over who was behind the Times Square bomb plot. Vennochi could have also been writing about many in the mainstream media such as MSNBC's Contessa Brewer who were hoping it was a Tea Party member behind the plot: AMERICANS CAN handle the truth. But when it comes to terrorist acts on American soil, government officials are...
  • Qaeda rant of bomb zombie

    04/24/2010 2:57:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 491+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2010 | JANON FISHER
    An al Qaeda-controlled city cabby who became a subway bomb plotter went on a tirade of hate yesterday, blaming "Zionist Jews" for "destroying this country from within" during his guilty plea in Brooklyn federal court. "I believe that real enemies of this country are the ones who destroy from within," railed Zarein Ahmedzay, sporting a short black beard and wrinkled blue prison scrubs over a long-sleeve shirt. "And I believe these are the special group, the Zionist Jews, I believe, who want a permanent shadow government within . . . the United States." The 25-year-old Queens College dropout chillingly quoted...
  • Zazi: My subway terror mission

    02/24/2010 3:16:39 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies · 385+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 23, 2010 | JANON FISHER
    A former Queens man yesterday confessed that he was trained by al Qaeda -- and that he had plotted to blow up the city's subway system around the anniversary of 9/11 last year. Najibullah Zazi, 25, told a Brooklyn federal court judge how he had driven to New York City from Denver, where he lived, on Sept. 10, 2009, with a detonator in his bag and bomb-making plans on his laptop to launch a "martyrdom" massacre at the behest of al Qaeda operatives. "It meant that I would sacrifice myself to bring attention to what the US military was doing...
  • AP source: NY terror suspect flushed bomb material

    02/22/2010 10:12:27 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | TOM HAYS and ADAM GOLDMAN
    NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official says a Colorado air shuttle driver accused of a homemade-bomb plot against New York City flushed the explosive materials down the toilet. Law enforcement officials tell The Associated Press that Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee) had told federal prosecutors he was armed with bomb-making materials when he drove to New York City last September. But one official says that Zazi flushed the explosives down the toilet in New York after becoming concerned about a traffic stop.
  • Accused Shooter Linked To Harvard Bomb Plot

    02/14/2010 9:37:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies · 1,015+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 14, 2010
    Accused Shooter Linked To Harvard Bomb Plot More details emerge from Alabama professor’s past linking her to cases Sun., Feb. 14, 2010 The scientist who is accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama had been a key suspect in an attempted bomb plot at Harvard in 1993, police officials told The Boston Globe on Sunday. Authorities questioned Amy Bishop and her husband, James Anderson, in March 1993 after a bomb-laden package was delivered to a Harvard professor and doctor at Boston's Children's Hospital, the Globe reported. The plot was the latest revelation linking Bishop to past investigations....
  • Sharp-dressed man aided terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab onto plane without passport

    12/28/2009 11:51:38 AM PST · by La Lydia · 28 replies · 1,613+ views
    MLive ^ | December 26, 2009, 2:22PM | Sheena Harrison
    Dutch police investigating report of accomplice in Northwest Flight 235 terror plot...A Michigan man who was aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 says he witnessed Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab trying to board the plane in Amsterdam without a passport. Kurt Haskell of Newport, Mich., who posted an earlier comment about his experience...confirmed he was on the flight by sending a picture of his boarding pass. He and his wife, Lori, were returning from a safari in Uganda when they boarded the NWA flight on Friday. Haskell said he and his wife were sitting on the ground near their boarding gate in...
  • FR Exclusive: Al Qaeda Takes Responsibility For The Terrorist Attempt On The Plane In Detroit (Updat

    12/28/2009 11:05:26 AM PST · by jveritas · 66 replies · 2,968+ views
    (Update at #51) | December 28 2009 | jveritas
    “Al Falojah” terrorist forum just posted ten minutes ago a press release form “Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (Yemen and Saudi Arabia) where they adopted the terrorist attempt on the plane in Detroit on December 25 2009. The thread on "Al Falojah" terrorist forum is # 97593 the author of the thread is “Mourasel Al Fajr” who is the official Al Qaeda press representative on Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist forums.
  • Bomb plotter: 'More like me'

    12/28/2009 7:40:20 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies · 615+ views
    The Sun UK ^ | Dec. 28, 2009 | Staff Reporters
    FAILED plane bomber Umar Abdulmutallab has bragged to FBI agents that there are more young men plotting to launch attacks on the West. The 23-year-old Nigerian has told security chiefs of a sinister network in Yemen who are ready and waiting to strike. The reports come after The Sun revealed that cops fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners. The fanatics, in five groups, are now training at secret terror camps in Yemen. It was there London-educated Abdulmutallab prepared for his Christmas Day bid to blow up a US jet. The British extremists in Yemen are...
  • Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot

    09/19/2009 2:43:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 1,811+ views
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, September 19th 2009, 4:00 AM | Various
    "Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot" BY JAMES GORDON MEEK IN WASHINGTON, JUDITH CROSSON IN DENVER, KATE NOCERA, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA AND LARRY MCSHANE DAILY NEWS WRITERS Saturday, September 19th 2009, 4:00 AM Investigators probed a failed Queens truck rental for ties to a possible Al Qaeda bomb plot yesterday as a chief terror suspect tried making a deal to save his skin. The New York end of the expanding federal probe centered on seven Afghan men who tried to rent the biggest truck at a Queens U-Haul on Sept. 9,...
  • Mass Murder At 30,000 Feet: Islamic Extremists Guilty Of Airline Bomb Plot

    09/07/2009 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,822+ views
    London Times ^ | September 07, 2009
    September 7, 2009 Mass murder at 30,000 feet: Islamic extremists guilty of airline bomb plot Philippe Naughton Three British Muslims were found guilty today of conspiracy to murder thousands of passengers and crew in an unprecedented airline bomb plot that could have proved as deadly as the 9/11 attacks. After a retrial at Woolwich Crown Court, jurors found the ringleader, Abdulla Ahmed, and two other men, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain, guilty of plotting to use liquid bombs to blow up airliners en route from Heathrow to the United States. Another defendant, Umar Islam, was found guilty of a more...
  • Terror suspects arrested over Sydney army barracks bomb plot

    08/03/2009 3:25:58 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 4, 2009
    POLICE this morning arrested suspected Islamic extremists who they believe were plotting a suicide bomb attack on an army base in Sydney's west. Police swooped about 4.30am, executing 19 warrants on homes in the Melbourne suburbs of Glenroy, Carlton, Meadow Heights, Roxburgh Park, Broadmeadows, Westmeadows, Preston, Epping and Colac. The raids came after a suicide bomb plot by suspected Islamic extremists in Melbourne was uncovered.The group is thought to be linked to extremists in Somalia. Police believe the group was planning to launch an attack on Sydney's Holsworthy Barracks. The mass counter-terrorism operation, the second-largest ever in Australia, involved the...
  • Report: Carter escapes assassination attempt on visit to Gaza

    06/16/2009 9:21:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 87 replies · 3,058+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/16/2009 | Staff
    Palestinian sources reported Tuesday that former US president Jimmy Carter was the target of a thwarted assassination attempt, according to Israel Radio. Reportedly, there was a cluster of explosive devices stashed near a road he was scheduled to travel during a visit to the Gaza Strip.
  • Carter to Obama: Remove Hamas From Terror List

    06/16/2009 11:01:09 AM PDT · by faced · 23 replies · 985+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/09 | Fox News
    President Jimmy Carter says he will ask the Obama administration to remove the militant Palestinian group from the U.S.-designated terror list, just as Hamas says it foiled a bomb plot against Carter..
  • FBI, NYPD Arrest 4 in Alleged Plot to Bomb NY Synagogues

    05/20/2009 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 216 replies · 10,849+ views
    NBC New York ^ | May 20, 2009 | Jonathan Dienst
    EXCLUSIVE: Four New York City men were arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up New York City synagogues and other city locations, WNBC's Jonathan Dienst has learned. Raids by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force in the Bronx captured the suspected ringleader and three followers in what law enforcement sources are calling a homegrown terrorist plot. Investigators stress the suspects' meetings had been infiltrated early on and there was "no chance" the alleged plot could succeed. Investigators said several of the suspects are Muslims who allegedly talked about destroying two Jewish temples, including at least one...
  • 5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot

    05/12/2009 1:01:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,243+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/12/9 | CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer
    MIAMI, (AP) -- Five men were convicted Tuesday of plotting to join forces with al-Qaida to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices in hopes of igniting an anti-government insurrection. The jury in Miami acquitted another member of the so-called "Liberty City Six" in the sixth day of deliberations. Two previous trials ended in mistrials when jurors could not agree on the men's guilt or innocence. They were arrested in June 2006 on charges of plotting terrorism with an undercover FBI informant they believed was from al-Qaida. Defense attorneys said terrorist talk recorded on dozens of FBI audio and...
  • Judge boots problem juror in Fla. terrorism case

    05/05/2009 8:28:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 90 replies · 2,356+ views
    MIAMI (AP) -- An uncooperative juror has been replaced on the panel in Miami deliberating the case of six men accused of plotting to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and attack FBI offices. . . . U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard said Tuesday the juror had violated her duty by refusing to deliberate and casting doubt on the law.
  • 2 Students Charged With Explosion, Slaying Plot [Montgomery County Maryland]

    04/30/2009 7:05:59 AM PDT · by freespirited · 17 replies · 895+ views
    Washpost ^ | 4/30/09 | Dan Morse and Aaron C. Davis
    Two Montgomery County teenagers have been charged with arson and conspiracy to commit murder in an alleged plot to kill the principal at their White Oak high school with a nail-filled bomb and then trigger a major explosion inside the school, authorities said yesterday. The Springbrook High School students -- juniors ages 18 and 17 -- are suspected of having set three fires at the school, including one Tuesday before the discovery of the plot that led to their arrests, police said. According to police, the students planned "in the near future" to throw the bomb into the principal's office,...
  • Bomb Plot Nuts Planned To Kill Kids Having Fun (Al-Qaida plot)

    04/10/2009 12:06:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,091+ views
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | April 10, 2009 | Jerry Lawton
    BRITAIN was just “10 days from disaster’’ when police swooped on terror suspects allegedly plotting to blow up shoppers and young partygoers. Evil al-Qaida bombers were ready to unleash the UK’s bloodiest ever attack with a series of bombs near the home of Manchester United, security sources confirmed last night. The gang had targeted three shopping centres – including one close to United’s Old Trafford stadium – for a horror assault on “western hedonism”. And they planned to blow up the city’s trendy Birdcage nightclub, often packed with celebrities including the champions’ star striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Police realised the terrorists...
  • UK: Al-Qaeda terror plot to bomb Easter shoppers

    04/09/2009 4:26:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies · 451+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/9/2009 | Duncan Gardham
    An al-Qaeda cell was days away from carrying out an "Easter spectacular" of co-ordinated suicide bomb attacks on shopping centres in Manchester, police believe. Sources told The Daily Telegraph that the arrests of 12 men in the north west of England on Wednesday were linked to a suspected plan to launch a devastating attack this weekend. Some of the suspects were watched by MI5 agents as they filmed themselves outside the Trafford Centre on the edge of Manchester, the Arndale Centre in the city centre, and the nearby St Ann's Square. Police were forced to round up the alleged plotters...
  • BREAKING: RNC Bomb Plot Connected to Texas Gov Mansion Fire?

    09/09/2008 11:32:18 AM PDT · by mnehring · 43 replies · 163+ views
    Local Anarchist Group Has Affinity for Violence590 am KLBJ reports this afternoon that the Molotov cocktail plot involving two Austin men at last week’s Republican National Convention may be connected to the recent fire at the Texas Governor’s Mansion. Two members of an Austin based anarchist group called “The Austin Affinity Group” are locked up accused in a plot to use Molotov cocktails to disrupt the Republican Convention. Now investigators are trying to determine if the pair are connected to the fire that destroyed the Governors Mansion. News Radio 590-KLBJ’Security Analyst, Fred Burton from Stratfor.com says the “Austin Affinity” may...
  • UK: Jet plot suspects recorded martyr videos

    04/04/2008 12:41:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 243+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/08 | David Stringer - ap
    LONDON - In chilling videos shown to a jury Friday, men accused of plotting to bring down jetliners over the Atlantic called for revenge for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and praised Osama bin Laden. Six of the eight defendants videotaped messages denouncing the West for what they said was its suppression of Muslims, prosecutor Peter Wright said as he outlined his case to jurors at a London court. The defendants, all Britons with ties to Pakistan, are accused of plotting to blow up at least seven jetliners bound for the United States and Canada in 2006. Some of...
  • Airliner bomb plot trial begins in UK (Eight "British" men on trial)

    04/03/2008 1:45:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 150+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/08 | David Stringer - ap
    LONDON - Eight British men planned to set off homemade bombs aboard at least seven airliners flying over the Atlantic to the United States and Canada, hoping to kill hundreds in a mammoth terror attack, a prosecutor said Thursday as their trial opened. Prosecutor Peter Wright said the men had plotted to strike United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada flights at the height of the summer vacation season in 2006. Details of seven specific flights from London's Heathrow airport to Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, Toronto and Montreal were stored on a computer memory stick, he said in...
  • UK: Jury selection begins in bomb plot trial

    04/02/2008 9:18:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 117+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/2/08 | David Stringer - ap
    LONDON - Jury selection began Wednesday for the trial of eight British men accused of planning to bomb airliners bound for the United States and Canada in order to kill hundreds of passengers in a major terrorism plot. Prosecutors allege the group planned a series of coordinated suicide attacks in 2006, hoping to detonate improvised explosives concealed in containers of liquids or gels aboard flights heading from London to the U.S. and Canada. A police inquiry into the purported plot caused major disruption to flights in August 2006 in Britain, and eventually led to tight restrictions on the amount of...
  • Somali get 10 years in Ohio bomb plot

    11/27/2007 12:42:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 715+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/07 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins - ap
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge on Tuesday sentenced a Somali immigrant to 10 years in prison for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall with a man later convicted of being an al-Qaida terrorist. Nuradin Abdi, a cell phone salesman before his arrest, will be deported to Somalia after serving the sentence. U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley imposed the sentence as part of a plea deal Abdi agreed to in July. In a 20-minute statement to the court, Abdi's attorney Mahir Sherif said his client apologized to the people of the United States, the people of Ohio and the...
  • In Hunt for Bomb Plotters, Britain Sees a Qaeda Link

    07/02/2007 2:54:10 AM PDT · by xtinct · 8 replies · 622+ views
    NYT ^ | July 2, 2007 | Alan Cowell and Raymond Bonner
    With their investigation moving at breakneck speed, the police expanded their hunt on Sunday for the plotters of attempted car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow that the British government called the work of terrorists linked to Al Qaeda. Officers raided homes in three cities and arrested another suspect, bringing the total to five, including at least one identified as a medical doctor... None of the five suspects are British citizens, a senior Western official said. A gas canister was removed Sunday from a vehicle that burned Saturday after crashing at Glasgow Airport.
  • Police hunt Iraqi on run after double bomb plot in London

    06/29/2007 7:44:42 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 49 replies · 2,129+ views
    scotsman.com ^ | 06/29/07 | JAMES KIRKUP
    POLICE were last night hunting an Iraqi, suspected of plotting car-bomb attacks in Britain, who went on the run just days before two vehicles packed with petrol, gas and nails were found in central London. The first device was discovered in a Mercedes parked outside one of the city's biggest nightclubs, Tiger Tiger, at about 1am when hundreds were packed inside for a ladies' night. Police, alerted by ambulance workers who thought they saw fumes inside the car, defused the bomb. Officers later found similar materials in a Mercedes that had been parked nearby. They said it contained gas, fuel...
  • Man admits UK-US terror bomb plot

    10/12/2006 7:04:19 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 52 replies · 2,500+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 12, 2006 | Staff
    A man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder people in terrorist campaigns in Britain and the US.Dhiren Barot, of north London, planned to use a radioactive "dirty bomb" in one of a series of attacks in the UK, Woolwich Crown Court has heard. He intended to cause "injury, fear, terror and chaos", the court was told. Barot also plotted to carry out explosions in US cities that were "designed to kill as many innocent people as possible".
  • Muslim was planning dirty bomb attack in UK

    10/12/2006 8:09:56 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 683+ views
    Uk Telegraph ^ | Oct. 13, 2006 | Duncan Gardham
    A British Muslim yesterday admitted plotting a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks in this country including one involving a radioactive "dirty bomb". Dhiren Barot, from Kingsbury, north London, also pleaded guilty to planning attacks against the IMF, World Bank and financial institutions in New York, Washington and Newark. Dhiren Barot pleaded guilty Edmund Lawson, QC, told Woolwich Crown Court, south London: "These plans to carry out explosions at those premises with no warning were basically designed to kill as many innocent people as possible." Barot described a car bomb plot called the "Gas Limos Project" as "the main cornerstone of...
  • Lebanon spy agency led Germans to bombmaker Lebanon spy agency led Germans to bombmaker

    08/21/2006 11:37:15 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 8 replies · 469+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | August 21, 2006 | Reuters (IDS) via Swiss Info
    Lebanon spy agency led Germans to bombmaker BERLIN (Reuters) - Lebanon's military intelligence agency gave German authorities information that led to the arrest of a Lebanese man the Germans suspect planted suitcase bombs at two train stations, German prosecutors said on Monday. "The decisive tipoff about the arrested suspect came on Friday evening from the military intelligence agency in Lebanon," said Frauke-Katrin Scheuten, spokeswoman for the German Federal Prosecutors office. On Saturday, German police detained one of two men they suspect came close to exploding makeshift bombs on two trains in the cities of Dortmund and Koblenz last month. Police...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-16-06 ("Evidence Suggests Brit Liquid Bomb Plot was Directed by UK/Paki/US Intel")

    08/16/2006 7:42:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 79 replies · 1,251+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 16, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Right from the get-go, the DUmmies were casting aspersions upon the veracity of the airlines bomb plot in the UK. And now they THINK they have "evidence." I placed "evidence" in quotes because for the DUmmies, evidence really means wild speculation as we shall see in this THREAD titled, "Evidence Suggests Brit Liquid Bomb Plot was Directed by UK/Paki/US Intel." So let us now descend into the wacky world of tinfoil hat DUmmie conspiracy theories in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, preparing another dose of Lithium for the patient, is in the [brackets]: Evidence Suggests...
  • Inside Scoop on Islamic Cell Phone Buyers Who Planned to Blow Up Mackinac Bridge

    08/14/2006 5:55:09 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 107 replies · 4,192+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | August 13, 2006 | Debbie Schlussel
    By now, you've probably read the news that the three Palestinians caught in Caro, Michigan with 1,000 TracFone cellphones are involved in a plot to blow up Michigan's Mackinac Bridge (it connects both Michigan peninsulas). Mackinac Bridge site here. But here's what you didn't read: Sources tell DebbieSchlussel.com that the men are from Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the group that works in concert with HAMAS in performing homicide bombings in Israel. The group once even considered merging with HAMAS, at the time that it was headed by University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian, a founder of the group. Maybe now...
  • Welsh muslims say aircraft bomb plot 'a fake'

    08/13/2006 11:58:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 996+ views
    IC Wales ^ | 8/13/06
    YOUNG Welsh Muslims have accused the Government of master-minding this week's plot to blow up transatlantic jets mid-air to justify Tony Blair's war on terror. Some followers of Islam have claimed the arrest of more than 20 people on suspicion of scheming to kill thousands of passengers travelling to America using liquid explosives is designed to bolster the Prime Minister's flagging credibility over the Iraq and Lebanon-Israel crises. Speaking to Wales On Sunday last night, members of the Cathays Dar-ul-Isra Muslim Community Centre in Cardiff said it was a ploy to reinforce Mr Blair's alliance with US President George W...