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  • BREAKING: Letter to White House Returns Presumptive Positive for Cyanide

    03/17/2015 5:58:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/17/15 | Aurelius
    A letter sent to the White House has tested positive for cyanide. The Secret Service, to make certain, has sent the letter out again to confirm that it indeed has come in contact with the deadly poison. The letter was received Monday at the White House Mail Screening Center and chemical testing today showed that it contained cyanide. This is a breaking news story and we'll update as more information becomes available.
  • Former al Qaeda operative freed, sent home to Qatar

    01/21/2015 2:34:43 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 20, 2015 | By David Weinberg
    Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, an admitted former al Qaeda operative, has been released from a American jail and permitted to return home to Qatar. No formal statement has been released yet by either government, but it is being reported that al Marri's release was the result of a bilateral agreement between the Qatari and American governments. According to the US Bureau of Prisons, a prisoner with the same name and estimated age (ID number 12194-026) was freed on Friday. Additionally, a source from al Marri's family told the Qatari press he was recently released and arrived in Doha Saturday....
  • BREAKING: 70 Drums of sodium cyanide found dumped in central Mexico

    05/29/2002 11:51:59 AM PDT · by The Energizer · 101 replies · 668+ views
    AP | May 29, 2002 | AP
    APNewsAlert MEXICO CITY Seventy drums of sodium cyanide found dumped in central Mexico, officials say.
  • Trio faces sentencing for chemical weapons cache

    01/07/2004 2:02:18 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 5 replies · 118+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2004
    TYLER - Three people face sentencing as early as next month for their involvement in the stockpiling of chemical weapons in East Texas, which some authorities believe may have been part of a domestic terrorism plot. William Krar, 62, of Noonday, pleaded guilty in November to one count of possessing a dangerous chemical weapon after investigators discovered the components needed to make lethal cyanide gas at a storage facility he rented with his common-law wife, Judith Bruey. Bruey, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess illegal weapons. Edward Feltus, 56, of New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting...
  • Cyanide killed hospital employee, official says

    11/28/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by wtd · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 11/28/2014 56 minutes ago | Joe Mandak
    Cyanide killed hospital employee, official saysPITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning, but the medical examiner who made the determination Friday said it's too soon to know whether the death was a suicide, a homicide or an accident.
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • Haemoglobin mimic mops up cyanide

    06/04/2013 11:31:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 3 June 2013 | Emma Stoye
    The supramolecule mimics the structure of haemoglobin (below) with iron(III) at it's centre © Wiley-VCHJapanese researchers have created a supramolecule that binds to cyanide ions in a similar way to the blood protein haemoglobin. This could pave the way for faster, more effective cyanide antidotes.The effects of cyanide poisoning are well known to fans of spy stories and murder mysteries. It rapidly shuts down respiration, and high doses can kill in a matter of minutes. Every year, industrial accidents result in several cases of cyanide poisoning, and there is growing concern that it could be used in a terrorist...
  • Eye spy cyanide

    08/05/2012 3:43:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 3 August 2012 | Francesca Burgoyne poisoning
    The two-step method to detect cyanide. (A) Adding a chemosensor to a blood sample, followed by extracting the purple chemosensor–cyano complex from the sample. (B) Washing the column with water The colour of cyanide poisoning is purple, according to researchers in Switzerland who have developed a method that enables them to quickly detect blood cyanide levels through a simple colour change. Cyanide poisoning as a result of smoke inhalation can have serious or fatal consequences unless an antidote is rapidly administered. Current methods for determining cyanide poisoning, including microdiffusion, microdistillation and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry detection, can take up to an...
  • U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    07/12/2012 7:39:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated July 12, 2012, 10:29 p.m. ET
    Syria has begun moving parts of its vast arsenal of chemical weapons out of storage facilities, U.S. officials said, in a development that has alarmed many in Washington. The country's undeclared stockpiles of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide have long worried U.S. officials and their allies in the region, who have watched anxiously amid the conflict in Syria for any change in the status or location of the weapons.
  • Alan Turing: Inquest's suicide verdict 'not supportable'

    06/23/2012 2:02:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 June 2012 | Last updated at 03:52 ET | Roland Pease, BBC Radio Science Unit
    Alan Turing, the British mathematical genius and codebreaker born 100 years ago on 23 June, may not have committed suicide, as is widely believed. At a conference in Oxford on Saturday, Turing expert Professor Jack Copeland will question the evidence that was presented at the 1954 inquest. He believes the evidence would not today be accepted as sufficient to establish a suicide verdict. Indeed, he argues, Turing's death may equally probably have been an accident. What is well known and accepted is that Alan Turing died of cyanide poisoning. … Professor Copeland believes the alternative explanation made at the time...
  • ‘Cyanide Killer’ Poring Over Law Books in Jail

    03/29/2012 9:17:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Bangalore Mirror ^ | Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Manjunath L Hanji
    The ex-teacher, accused of murdering more than 20 women, will defend himself in court as he does not have faith in lawyersAlleged ‘cyanide killer’ Mohan Kumar of Dakshina Kannada district has been studying law in prison as he prepares to defend himself in court. He is accused of killing 20 girls after promising marriage. He was arrested in October 2009. He faces four cases in Bangalore, six in Madikeri, four in Mangalore and some more in various locations. The cases are being handled by a special Fast Track Court. He had turned down the court’s offer of a government lawyer...
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • Apparent Suicide By Cyanide Prompts Safety Fears [ Distraught, Possible Job Loss and 30]

    09/12/2010 10:48:29 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald Online ^ | Monday, September 13, 20 | Edward Mason
    The bag contained enough of the crystallized substance “to wipe out the neighborhood,“ O’Loughlin said A Northeastern University lab tech’s suspected suicide by cyanide - 30 miles away from campus - is raising public safety fears over easy access to deadly chemicals days after the ninth anniversary of 9/11. The 30-year-old NU lab tech - identified by the school as Emily Staupe - was found dead early yesterday morning in her Milford bedroom along with what initial tests show was a plastic bag filled with crystallized cyanide, according to Milford and state police. Neil Livingstone, a Washington, D.C., terrorism expert,...
  • Man Pleads Innocent to Possessing Cyanide

    05/21/2003 9:19:31 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 188+ views
    AP | 5/21/03
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A naturalized citizen from Iran who has a history of mental illness pleaded innocent to possessing enough cyanide to harm hundreds of people, authorities said. Hessam S. Ghane, 53, was undergoing a court-ordered mental evaluation and remained in custody pending the results.Ghane has no ties to any terrorist organization, an FBI agent testified Tuesday before a federal magistrate. Psychiatrist Howard Houghton testified that Ghane suffered suicidal depression and paranoia.Houghton said he called police in February after Ghane threatened government groups and unnamed individuals. After making the threats, Houghton said, Ghane said: "You know I...
  • Beware the smell of bitter almonds

    07/20/2010 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 25 replies · 7+ views
    Washington University in St. Louis ^ | Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | Diana Lutz
    Why do many food plants contain cyanide? In murder mysteries, the detective usually diagnoses cyanide poisoning by the scent of bitter almonds wafting from the corpse. The detective knows what many of us might find surprising — that the deadly poison cyanide is naturally present in bitter almonds and many other plants used as food, including apples, peaches, apricots, lima beans, barley, sorghum, flaxseed and bamboo shoots.There's a reason that cyanide exists in all these plants, and it is — to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes — evolutionary, suggests Kenneth M. Olsen, PhD, an assistant professor of biology in Arts &...
  • Some of the Islamic Terrorists' plotted mass murder

    05/27/2010 11:09:10 AM PDT · by Righting · 5 replies · 158+ views
    Some of the Islamic Terrorists' plotted mass murder --2000--- OLYMPICS 2000 BOMBSaturday, 26 August, 2000, 05:37 GMT 06:37 UK Olympic 'bomb plot' foiled Police accidentally uncovered the threat to the Olympics New Zealand police have uncovered a possible plot to blow up a nuclear reactor in Sydney during next month's Olympic Games. The reactor is in Sydney's suburbs Australian police have been informed and the two forces are working together on the case involving a group of Afghan refugees who had suspicious material in their possession. The group was reportedly linked with Afghanistan-based terrorist Osama bin Laden. Detective superintendent...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Suicidal College Student Causes NYC Subway Terror Scare, Police Say

    04/30/2010 10:37:11 AM PDT · by RDTF · 33 replies · 1,398+ views
    Fox ^ | April 30, 2010
    NEW YORK-- A suicidal college student who carried highly toxic sodium cyanide into a subway tunnel caused a brief terrorism scare early Friday, police said. Track workers spotted the 20-year-old man -- wearing a hard hat, safety vest and boots -- at about 5:30 a.m. wandering deep inside the tunnel under the East River. The workers pulled him aboard a train and took him to a lower Manhattan subway station. Police there discovered he was carrying a backpack holding a quart container full of sodium cyanide pellets, five highway flares and two bottles of water. -snip-
  • Phony track worker rigs subway terror scare in bizarre cyanide suicide try

    04/30/2010 11:05:42 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 53 replies · 1,621+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 30, 2010 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    A phony track worker triggered a terror scare inside a lower Manhattan subway tunnel Friday morning - but he turned out to be a despondent college student who wanted to kill himself by ingesting sodium cyanide, police said. A 20-year-old Pace University student who has been on the school's Dean's List told police he wanted to find a discreet alcove, mix the cyanide pellets with water and ingest it. "He did not want to be found," said Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD's top spokesman. "He had no ID on him. He was looking for some isolated place in the...
  • Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    04/30/2009 5:10:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,627+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | April 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Ali Al-Marri Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Qaeda Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, 43, a dual national of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda. Al-Marri entered his guilty plea at a hearing this afternoon before Judge Michael M. Mihm in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. In so doing, al-Marri admitted that he agreed with others to provide material support or resources to al-Qaeda in the form of personnel, including himself, to work under al-Qaeda’s...

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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    03/04/2010 6:38:04 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 572+ views
    SNIPPET: "The Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa stated, citing a Sunni Ahwazi organization opposed to the Iranian regime, that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has equipped Russian SS-4 missiles with chemical warheads – mustard gas, sarin, and cyanide – and that they are aimed at the Gulf countries and other Arab countries. The SS-4 has a range of about 2,000 km. According to the report, the IRGC has stepped up research of biological weapons research..."
  • Cyanide Suspected In Sickening 7 L.A. Firefighters

    09/07/2009 8:06:25 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 14 replies · 2,121+ views
    NationalTerrorAlert ^ | 9/6/09 | National
    As the fire and homicide investigation continues, officials say several firefighters were exposed to cyanide gas in two separate incidents as they were mopping up hot spots near the small city of Acton on the northern edge of the massive blaze. The poisonous cyanide fumes are suspected in acute breathing problems suffered by Los Angeles firefighters battling the Station Fire in the Aliso Canyon. One firefighters suffered life-threatening respiratory arrest and remains in hospital after she was knocked out by noxious fumes on Sept. 1 near Acton. Two days later, six firefighters suffered severe breathing difficulties in another part of...
  • Sources: Feds moving enemy combatant to Ill. court

    02/26/2009 2:42:28 PM PST · by americanophile · 37 replies · 2,754+ views
    Ap via Yahoo! News ^ | February 25, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors plan to move an alleged al-Qaida sleeper agent out of a Navy brig in South Carolina and send him to federal court in Illinois to face trial. Two people familiar with the case of Qatar native Ali al-Marri said Thursday the government plans to transfer him to the civilian court system. The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because it's a pending criminal case. The transfer could avert a Supreme Court hearing in April and a subsequent ruling that would govern other cases against accused terrorists. To justify holding al-Marri, the Bush administration claimed the...
  • Mass Murder averted in Denver (barely)

    08/23/2008 4:00:32 AM PDT · by idahobeef · 11 replies · 159+ views
    Dever Post ^ | 8/22/2008 | Damon
    If Saleman Abdirahman Dirie intended to do harm with the sodium cyanide found in his Denver hotel room, he could have done a lot of it. Firefighters said Wednesday that Dirie, whose body was found Monday, had a pound of the substance in Room 408 at the Burnsley All Suite Hotel in Capitol Hill, and an expert said that if it were mixed with acid, that would be plenty enough to function as a weapon. Denver police verified that the substance found in Dirie's hotel suite was sodium cyanide, which converts to a gas if mixed with acid and could...
  • Coroner: Cyanide Poisoning Victim Killed Himself

    08/20/2008 10:11:36 PM PDT · by Gondring · 79 replies · 191+ views
    7NEWS (Denver, CO) ^ | August 20, 2008
    DENVER -- A Canadian national found dead inside an upscale Denver hotel with a pound of highly toxic sodium cyanide had killed himself, the deputy coroner said Wednesday. However, a spokesman for Dirie's family said he finds the idea that it was suicide "ridiculous." Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, was found dead inside the Burnsley hotel on Aug. 11. In his hotel room, firefighters found nearly a pound of sodium cyanide -- the crystal form of cyanide "This office completed an autopsy. The test results have been returned to our office and the decedent was positive for ingesting cyanide. The manner...
  • Jumbled views of cyanide figure

    08/15/2008 4:36:41 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 17 replies · 142+ views ^ | 08/15/08 | Joey Bunch and Kieran Nicholson
    The former Somali refugee, who was buried Thursday, was described as humble, reclusive and "psychotic." A Minnesota-based legal advocacy center for Somalis is assembling a troubling, curious background of a man found dead in a Denver luxury hotel Monday near a pound of deadly cyanide. "He was psychotic; he was on medication," said Omar Jamal, executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center, which has talked to dozens of people who knew Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, a 29-year-old Canadian citizen and former Somali refugee. Dirie's journey to the U.S. and his stay in an expensive hotel does not fit the profile...
  • Group Cautions Linking Denver Cyanide To Terrorism (Somali immigrant group)

    08/14/2008 11:36:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 310+ views ^ | August 14, 2008 | Rick Sallinger
    DENVER (AP/CBS4) An advocacy group for Somali immigrants has cautioned against linking terrorism to a man found dead in a Denver hotel with a pound of highly toxic sodium cyanide in his room. U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Thursday terrorism couldn't be ruled out, but that it was not indicated in the investigation. Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, of Ottawa was found dead Monday, and police say a powder found in his room was cyanide. The cause of death hasn't been established. Police say they don't suspect foul play and the FBI says there's no apparent connection to terrorism. The...
  • Plot thickens in Denver death

    08/13/2008 7:52:12 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 46 replies · 154+ views ^ | 08/13/08 | KENNETH JACKSON and JON WILLING, Sun Media
    Ottawa man's death still a mystery: The mystery deepens in the case of an Ottawa man found dead in an upscale Denver hotel room — a pound of highly toxic sodium cyanide in a jar beside him. More than a week ago, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, told his Somalian family out of the blue that he was leaving to vacation in Denver. On Monday, he was found in a fourth-floor room at the ritzy Burnsley Hotel about four blocks from the Colorado state Capitol. He had been dead for several days. Yesterday in Ottawa, a quiet west end family was...
  • Powder in hotel weighed one pound (Denver cyanide story followup)

    08/13/2008 12:54:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 45 replies · 482+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 8-13-08 | Felisa Cardona and Joey Bunch
    Authorities are testing a pound of a granular substance found inside an upscale Denver hotel room to determine if it is cyanide. A Canadian national was found dead on Monday inside room 408 of the Burnsley Hotel. The Denver Coroner's Office has not completed the autopsy of 29-year-old Saleman Abdirahman Dirie. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is assisting Denver police with the investigation. "You have a suspicious substance that was found in a hotel room in conjunction with person being a foreign national and we have a lot of questions and that is why we are assisting," said Denver...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Possible Denver Cyanide Suspect Posted 'Kill Them!' in July

    08/13/2008 3:31:47 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 3 replies · 250+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Aug. 12, 2008 | Various
    LGF reader “Shiplord Kirel” points out a blog post from July with a comment by a Somali with the same name as the man found dead in Denver with a large amount of possible cyanide: Somali Christian Blog Abandoned. « Zot Media Inc. Please don’t talk sh*t , that man deserves what happened to him , simply because having the bible in one hand , and a bread in the other hand , is not a correct thing ,! Kill Them , Kill them , Kill them , that is my massage,!Comment by Abdirahman Dirie — July 11, 2008 @...
  • Man Dead, Large Amount Of Possible Cyanide Found

    08/12/2008 5:35:55 PM PDT · by flyfree · 15 replies · 206+ views
    DENVER (CBS4) ― It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide. Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada. A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man's room on the fourth floor of The...
  • Man Dead, Large Amount Of Possible Cyanide Found

    08/12/2008 3:45:58 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 123 replies · 964+ views
    cbs4 Denver ^ | August 12, 2008 | Rick Sallinger
    It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide. Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada. A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man's room on the fourth floor of the Burnsley Hotel at...
  • Cyanide Scare Prompts Hazmat Situation (DC)

    03/24/2008 8:07:13 PM PDT · by RDTF · 10 replies · 487+ views
    wjla ^ | March 24, 2008 | not specified
    D.C. Fire Hazmat Teams responded to an apparent suicide in the District after fire officials said the man may have killed himself using cyanide. Police got a call around 4:30 p.m. on Monday for an unconscious male at a house in the 4300 block of 36th Street. Two officers responded and found a man laying next to a small vile of cyanide. Immediately, fire officials said police left the home and called in the hazmat crew, which is standard procedure. -snip-
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Threat Matrix: January 2008

    01/02/2008 8:53:38 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,340 replies · 9,982+ views
    Still in Control Pervez Musharraf was calm, confident and—despite a flurry of rumors—not about to announce his resignation. Instead, the Pakistani president's "concession" to his troubled nation was an announcement that he would allow Britain's Scotland Yard to help local law enforcement agencies with their investigation into last week's assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Speaking in a nationally televised address two hours after Pakistan's election commission announced the postponement of the ballot to Feb. 18, six weeks later than had been scheduled, Musharraf was notably deferential in his remarks about Bhutto, often invoking her "martyrdom" and extolling...
  • Fast-acting Cyanide Antidote Discovered

    01/01/2008 5:20:50 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 11 replies · 245+ views
    Science ^ | January 1, 2008 | University of Minnesota
    University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design and Minneapolis VA Medical Center researchers have discovered a new fast-acting antidote to cyanide poisoning. The antidote has potential to save lives of those who are exposed to the chemical -- namely firefighters, industrial workers, and victims of terrorist attacks. Current cyanide antidotes work slowly and are ineffective when administered after a certain point, said Steven Patterson, Ph.D., principal investigator and associate director of the University of the Minnesota Center for Drug Design. Patterson is developing an antidote that was discovered by retired University of Minnesota Professor Herbert Nagasawa. This antidote works in...
  • Airport Arrest Turns Up Nuclear Info

    11/16/2006 6:42:56 AM PST · by elc · 157 replies · 3,840+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/2006
    Airport Arrest Turns Up Nuclear Info Nov 16 9:36 AM US/Eastern A man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after officials say they found him carrying more than $78,000 in cash and a laptop computer containing information about nuclear materials and cyanide. Sisayehiticha Dinssa, an unemployed U.S. citizen, was arrested Tuesday after a dog caught the scent of narcotics on cash he was carrying, according to an affidavit filed in court. When agents asked him if he had any cash to declare, he said he had $18,000, authorities said. But when agents checked his luggage, they found an additional $59,000....
  • Airport Arrest Turns Up Nuclear Info

    11/16/2006 11:58:38 AM PST · by tejano_in_ca · 47 replies · 2,021+ views
    Airport Arrest Turns Up Nuclear Info The Associated Press Thursday, November 16, 2006; 12:54 PM DETROIT -- A man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after officials say they found him carrying nearly $79,000 in cash and a laptop computer containing information about nuclear materials and cyanide. Sisayehiticha Dinssa, an unemployed U.S. citizen, was arrested Tuesday after a dog caught the scent of narcotics on cash he was carrying, according to an affidavit filed in court. When agents asked him if he had any cash to declare, he said he had $18,000, authorities said. But when agents checked his luggage,...
  • Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts

    12/03/2005 10:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 759+ views
    Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent 7 minutes ago He's a mystery in a red beard, with a strange alias and a degree in chemical engineering. In the hands of this alleged al-Qaida operative, it's a specialty that summons visions of poison gas and mass terror. Al-Qaida is "wedded to the spectacular," notes U.S. counterterrorism analyst Donald Van Duyn, and elusive Egyptian chemist Midhat Mursi was said to be exploring such possibilities when last seen, brewing up deadly compounds and gassing dogs in Afghanistan. Van Duyn's FBI and other U.S. agencies are interested enough...
  • Cash-smuggling suspect held in US

    11/20/2006 4:54:27 PM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies · 840+ views ^ | November 21, 2006 | From correspondents in Detroit
    A UNITED State Federal judge ordered the detention on Monday of an Ethiopian-born U.S. citizen who was arrested at Detroit's airport last week for carrying nearly $79,000 in cash and articles on suitcase bombs and the Sept. 11 attacks. Sisayehiticha Dinssa, 34, was arrested on Nov. 14 on arrival in Detroit after a dog smelled narcotics on his cash, according to federal prosecutors who had appealed a decision for him to be released on bond as a threat and a flight risk. Dinssa is charged with failing to declare he was bringing more than $10,000 into the United States, a...
  • Planning Another 9/11 - Sources: ‘Enemy Combatant’ Was Plotting New Round of U.S. Attacks

    06/24/2003 5:47:47 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 15 replies · 450+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2003
    June 24— The Qatari man designated an enemy combatant by the Bush administration was planning another Sept. 11 attack, sources told ABCNEWS. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, was deemed an enemy combatant by the Bush administration on Monday after officials said he was positively identified by an al Qaeda detainee as being part of a planned second wave of terror attacks on the United States. Government officials said they believed al Qaeda's top leadership sent Al-Marri to the United States to coordinate a new round of attacks. "Al-Marri was sent to the United States as a facilitator for other al...
  • The Chemical Threat to Subways: Dispelling the Clouds

    06/22/2006 8:29:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies · 955+ views
    Stratfor Terrorism Intelligence Report ^ | 06/21/06 19:21:35 | By Fred Burton
    Recent reports outlining what Time magazine has called the "untold story" of a cancelled al Qaeda plot against the New York subway system have excited considerable media hype and public consternation. The account is part of Ron Suskind's new book, The One Percent Doctrine, that was excerpted in the June 26 edition of Time. According to Suskind, al Qaeda developed a "revolutionary new WMD device" that would generate cyanide gas, and these weapons -- which he refers to as "mubtakkar" devices -- were to have been planted on subways by operatives who were in place and preparing to act in...
  • 2002 Document: Request For 500 KG Of SODIUM CYANIDE A Precursor For A Chemical Weapon (Translation)

    05/23/2006 7:13:05 PM PDT · by jveritas · 153 replies · 8,422+ views
    On page 40 of document ISGQ-2003-00000847 there is an October 2002 document where there is a request submitted by Zoo Al Fikar Military factory to the “Iraqi Directorate of Planning and Follow up” for 500 Kilograms of SODIUM CYANIDE (NaCN), 15 tones of HYDROCHLORIC ACID ( HCL), and 30 tones of SULFURIC ACID (H2SO4). Sodium Cyanide is an important precursor to produce a Chemical Weapon called HYDROGEN CYANIDE (HCN) also known as ZYCLON B and the use of Sodium Cyanide with Hydrochloric acid or Sulfuric Acid will produce this Chemical Weapon. Although Sodium Cyanide can be used for other military...
  • 24 New Terror Plots Probed (Birmingham plot in 2000 w cyanide revealed)

    08/14/2006 8:42:28 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 994+ views
    UK Mirror ^ | Aug. 14, 2006 | Jeff Edwards And Rosa Prince
    MUSLIM terrorists are plotting a further 24 bombing outrages in the UK, Home Secretary John Reid confirmed yesterday. And he warned: "There may be more that we don't know about at all." He added that since the 7/7 attacks "four major plots have been thwarted". But he denied involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan had made Britain a target. He said: "We now think the first al-Qaeda plot preceded our intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan and actually preceded 9/11. "It was in Birmingham back in 2000." Police said terror cells are stockpiling a range of weapons, including bombs which spray cyanide...
  • Book: Al Qaeda Called Off NYC Subway Plot

    06/18/2006 1:48:34 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 54 replies · 1,474+ views ^ | 18 June 2006 | AP
    NEW YORK — U.S. officials received intelligence that Al Qaeda operatives had been 45 days away from releasing a deadly gas into the city's subways when the plan was called off by Usama bin Laden's deputy in 2003, according to a book excerpt released Sunday on Time magazine's Web site. According to the investigative report by Ron Suskind, an informant close to Al Qaeda leaders told U.S. officials that Ayman al-Zawahiri had canceled the plan in January 2003, despite the likelihood that the strike would have killed as many people as the Sept. 11 attacks. The informant said the operatives...
  • How an Al Qaeda cell planned a poison gas attack on a NY subway

    06/17/2006 2:35:12 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 73 replies · 3,560+ views
    Time .com ^ | 06-17-06 | Ron Suskind
    Exclusive Book Excerpt: How an Al-Qaeda Cell Planned a Poison-gas Attack on the N.Y. Subway The plot was called off by Bin Laden's No. 2 only 45 days from zero hour, according to a new book by Ron Suskind SUBSCRIBE TO TIMEPRINTE-MAILMORE BY AUTHORRelated Blogs: Click here for blog postings from around the web that are related to the topic of this article. Posted Saturday, Jun. 17, 2006 Al-Qaeda terrorists came within 45 days of attacking the New York subway system with a lethal gas similar to that used in Nazi death camps. They were stopped not by any intelligence...
  • al-Zarqawi's death: The benefits keep rolling in

    06/09/2006 1:17:40 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 11 replies · 579+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | June 9, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    More interesting news on the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi still alive after bombingAccording to the Associated Press, al-Zarqawi was still alive when Iraqi police arrived at the scene of the attack. His last sight on earth was of US armed forces while his next sight in eternity was not Paradise, but rather hell. What a way to go. A mortally wounded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was still alive and mumbling after American airstrikes on his hideout and tried to get off a stretcher when he became aware of U.S. troops at the scene, a top military official said Friday....Al-Zarqawi could...