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  • What Was This German National Doing with Bombs, a Cell-Phone Detonator, Multiple Guns and Passports

    08/17/2013 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 17, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    It started innocently enough: Andreas H. Koertel, 46, was pulled over in a traffic stop. Then things got hairy in hurry. Turns out Koertel, a German national, was in possession of meth and illegal weapons, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, so he was booked into jail on multiple charges, KXTV-TV reports. Wisely the deputies called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to see if they could check out a property in Rio Linda where Koertel had been staying. But detectives encountered quite a bit more than they bargained for Friday. Here’s what they found, KTXL-TV reports: Several explosive materials,...
  • Explosives stolen from French army base

    07/07/2015 8:19:57 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    AP / The Guardian (UK) ^ | July 7 | Staff
    French authorities are investigating the theft of roughly 200 detonators plus grenades and plastic explosives from a military site in southern France. The thefts at the Miramas site, which is operated by a combination of military services west of Marseille, appeared to have taken place overnight from Sunday to Monday. The break-in came with France on its highest level of alert for terrorism following deadly attacks in January and June.
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • UK: Public ‘at risk’ as 70 terrorists released ("bomb makers could be walking the streets")

    06/02/2011 3:16:32 AM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | June 1, 2011 | KEVIN SCHOFIELD
    Exclusive Public ‘at risk’ as 70 terrorists released   High risk ... Saajit Badat, left, and Moinul Abedin  UP to 70 convicted terrorists due to be released this year will not be properly monitored, a probation chief warned yesterday. The "high risk" extremists, some of them bomb makers, could be walking the streets after being freed on licence. But Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers, said cuts to services meant adequate checks could not be kept on them. He added: "They have to be supervised by us and the police at a fairly intensive...
  • Almost 2,000 Detonators Found on Mexico Border

    04/27/2011 3:18:03 PM PDT · by exbrit · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/17/11 | Unspecified
    Police discovered 1,994 detonator cartridges inside a pickup truck in this northern border metropolis, Mexico's federal Public Safety Office said Tuesday. Officers noticed the abandoned vehicle because its headlights were on and it was missing license plates, according to an official statement. Read more:
  • California Man Had Bomb Factory In His Home, Say Prosecutors

    11/23/2010 8:37:20 PM PST · by Carling · 22 replies
    A California man accused of robbing banks and assembling what may be the largest cache of homemade explosives ever found in the U.S. was ordered held on $5 million bail Monday.
  • 61 MP-bound explosives-laden trucks found missing [India/"nearly 300 tonnes of explosives"]

    08/15/2010 2:42:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | Aug 12, 2010, 01.02am IST | Rao Jaswant Singh & Rajendra Sharma, TNN
    SNIPPET: "JAIPUR: Nearly 300 tonnes of explosives, loaded in 61 trucks, did a vanishing act while on its way to Sagar in Madhya Pradesh from Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited in Dholpur. According to the police, they are in possession of documents which show that the trucks had left for Sagar between April and June this year from Dholpur but never reached their destination. The explosives included detonators and gelatin sticks which are classified as Class II explosives and are used in mining."
  • Najibullah Zazi pleads guilty to plotting NYC terror attack, supporting Al Qaeda

    02/22/2010 4:15:26 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 295+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | February 22nd 2010 | John Marzulli
    Accused terror plotter Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty Monday, admitting he and others were on the verge of carrying out "martyrdom operations" in Manhattan subways. Appearing in Brooklyn Federal Court, Zazi said the transit attacks were planned for Sept. 14, 15 or 16 - days after the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. He and his co-conspirators aborted the ghastly plot after Zazi's car - packed with chemicals and detonators - was stopped on the George Washington Bridge by investigators who had tailed him from Denver. "I realized law enforcement was watching," Zazi, 25, said matter-of-factly in court. Sources said...
  • Huge quantities of explosives recovered, two arrested

    03/11/2010 12:04:11 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 922+ views
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | PTI, March 10, 2010, 08:04 pm IST) | n/a
    THE TIMES OF INDIA: Diphu (Assam) - "HUGE QUANTITIES OF EXPLOSIVES RECOVERED, TWO ARRESTED" SNIPPET: "... at Bokajan area and recovered 1200 detonators, 75 kg of explosives and five kgs of fuse wire, which they had kept concealed inside boxes of tomatoes. The duo, identified as Tazika and Thuk from Nagaland's Phek district, were arrested, sources..."
  • Venezuela's Chavez: Friend Of Terrorists (Not surprising)

    03/02/2010 5:27:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 301+ views ^ | March 2, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War: A Spanish court has charged Venezuela with collaborating in a terrorist plot to assassinate President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia. That's an attempt on a top U.S. ally, and calls for a hard response. If it's not predator-drone time, it's time to name Venezuela as a state sponsor of terror. What came to light Monday isn't the first time Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has been caught aiding terrorists, but it may well be the most egregious. Spanish Judge Eloy Velasco named a Venezuelan government official as a key link between 12 FARC and ETA terrorists who were indicted in a 2003...
  • Portugal police find 'Eta bomb-making cache'

    02/06/2010 1:00:08 PM PST · by csvset · 9 replies · 320+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 February 2010 | Staff
    Portuguese police have seized half a tonne of explosives at a house that they say was being used as a base by Basque separatist group Eta. The discovery, which also included bomb-making equipment, was made in the central Portugal town of Obidos. Fake licence plates, detonators and maps were also found, officials said. A militant group fighting for an independent Basque homeland, Eta has been blamed for more than 820 deaths during its campaign in Spain. "The material was stored in secure conditions which indicates the work of professionals," local police chief Helder Barros said. Several of the explosives were...
  • NatWest handed Al Qaeda terrorist 100% mortgage...

    12/19/2009 1:53:57 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 920+ views
    DAILY ^ | Last updated at 2:42 PM on 16th December 2009 | by Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>"NatWest handed Al Qaeda terrorist 100% mortgage to buy £93,000 home he turned into a bomb factory"</p> <p>SNIPPET: "A bank has sparked outrage by handing over a 100 per cent mortgage to an Al Qaeda terrorist who smuggled himself into Britain.</p>
  • Exiled group says(New) Iranian nuclear site needs check (Nuclear triggers)

    11/03/2009 10:43:15 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 2 replies · 341+ views
    AP -Google ^ | Nov 3, 2009 | ELAINE GANLEY
    The National Council of Resistance of Iran, or NCRI, the political arm of the Mujahedeen Khalq, said the site is built under a hillside east of Tehran and comprises a series of interconnecting tunnels. "All activities related to the manufacture of detonators are done in this web of tunnels," Mehdi Abrichamtchi told a news conference.
  • Ukraine detains three suspected Islamic militants

    10/30/2009 3:08:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 378+ views ^ | Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:00pm EDT | n/a
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Oct 26 (Reuters) - SNIPPET: "Yuri Lutsenko said the men, Ukrainian citizens from the southern Crimean peninsula, were suspected of belonging to al-Takfir wal-Hijra, which originated in Egypt and is linked with activities in North Africa. Lutsenko said explosive materials, detonators, a Kalashnikov rifle and cartridges, firearms instruction manuals, and propaganda material propagating extreme Islam were found in seven places. Pamphlets also linked the men to Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a group that has said it wants to establish a global Islamic caliphate by peaceful means and is well known in Central Asia. "A network of the extreme Islamic movement al-Takfir...
  • Explosives are found at polling station in Iraq

    01/27/2009 9:16:17 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies · 469+ views
    stars and Stripes ^ | January 28, 2009 | Heath Druzin,
    SAADIYAH, Iraq — Iraqi police officers found explosives planted at a polling station Sunday morning here, the latest incident in a tense run-up to provincial elections in northeast Diyala province. The officers found two anti-tank mines with cell phone detonators at a school that will act as a polling station in Saadiyah, north of Baghdad in a part of Iraq disputed between Kurds and Arabs, U.S. military officials said. An Iraqi army explosives ordnance team defused and disposed of the explosives, officials said. Two men hired to guard the school were arrested for suspected complicity in the bombing plot, an...
  • Treasury Designates Members of German IJU Terrorist Cell

    12/05/2008 1:21:55 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 347+ views
    PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET - QUOTE: HP-1313 Washington, DC--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated three members of a German Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) cell under Executive Order 13224 (E.O. 13224), which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. "We commend the vigilant and effective work of German authorities in apprehending this terrorist cell before it could carry out its brutal and horrifying attack plans," said Adam Szubin, director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. "In concert with this important law enforcement action, United Nations global sanctions provide a tool of unparalleled scope to...
  • German police carry out raids searching for jihadist collaborators

    11/22/2008 4:37:03 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 564+ views
    JIHAD ^ | November 22, 2008 11:10 AM | AP via JIHAD
    BERLIN – Officials say German police carried out raids in three states searching for suspected supporters of a terror cell whose plans to attack U.S. targets in Germany were foiled last year. Federal prosecutors' spokesman Frank Wallenta says police made no arrests during Thursday's raids on the residences of several people suspected of acquiring detonators for three alleged terror plotters.
  • Terrorism Born Here On The South Plains?

    05/09/2007 9:19:42 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 20 replies · 865+ views
    KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 9 May 2007 | Staff
    A bulk purchase of disposable cell phones across The South Plains is turning into a federal investigation. Muleshoe authorities have questioned a man, who according to police reports, confesses to buying 60 pre-paid cell phones that might later be used to detonate bombs in the Middle East. The man reportedly bought the phones from stores like Dollar General, Family Dollar and even Wal-mart's across the region. Lubbock is included in the towns he confessed to buying the phones in. Again, in police reports he admits to a store manager the cell phones would eventually be used as bomb detonators in...
  • Looking for Map of Cell Phone Purchases

    08/11/2006 3:01:13 PM PDT · by madison10 · 394 replies · 9,465+ views
    self | August 11, 2006 | madison10
    Has any one made a map, or done any tracking, of cities/towns the cell phones are being purchased? or of where the suspects are being picked up? Thanks.
  • Middle-Eastern men buying phones in Jackson, MS

    02/01/2007 1:06:07 PM PST · by struggle · 247 replies · 6,178+ views
    Vanity | 2/1/07 | struggle
    One of the students mentioned to her friend that there were bunches of Middle-Eastern guys buying phones in the Radio Shack at Metrocenter, Jackson, MS. About 13 men or so bought the tracphones and her clerk friend also said that many of them came in buying phones in the afternoon as well. I contacted the FBI in Jackson already.
  • No Guards at Site of Explosives Theft (NM-update article)

    12/21/2005 7:49:11 AM PST · by CedarDave · 31 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Wednesday, December 22, 2005 | T.J. Wilham
    No guards. No lights. No cameras. No alarms. A barbed-wire fence, a gate, a few warning signs and some locks are what guarded several hundred pounds of explosives, enough to blow up a large building. The security measures, which meet federal regulations, are what a thief faced sometime last week when the plastic explosives, 2,500 blasting caps and explosive detonator cords were stolen from a Bernalillo County storage depot. The explosives belonged to Cherry Engineering. The company is owned by Chris Cherry, one of the nation's most respected bomb experts and a Sandia National Laboratories employee. The security measures protecting...
  • Officials Fret Over Disappearance Of Explosives (NM)

    12/19/2005 1:29:57 PM PST · by CedarDave · 266 replies · 5,965+ views
    KOAT TV7, Albuquerque ^ | December 19, 2005 | KOAT News
    Officials Fret Over Disappearance Of Explosives 150 Pounds Of Explosives Missing From Sandia-Affiliated Company POSTED: 2:10 pm MST December 19, 2005 UPDATED: 2:17 pm MST December 19, 2005 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Officials discovered hundreds of pounds of explosives stolen in Albuquerque on Sunday. One hundred fifty pounds of c4, 250 pound deta sheet, and 2,000 blasting caps were taken from a Sandia Labs employee's company. Officials are very concerned about these thefts. The items were stolen from a facility in Southwest Albuquerque. Burglars apparently cut through steel bars to get at the goods. C4 is a plastic explosive. A deta...
  • High-tech explosives stolen from US store

    12/20/2005 12:13:44 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 19 replies · 1,240+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2005 11:13:53 am | The Press Trust of India
    NEW YORK: Huge amounts of high-tech explosives, including 67 kgs of commerical plastic explosives, which could be used to make numerous bombs, have been stolen from a private storage facility in the southwestern US state of New Mexico, officials said on Tuesday. The thieves used blowtorches to cut through the thick steel walls of a bunker where the explosives were stored, ABC news said quoting the officials. The missing 400 pounds of explosives includes 150 pounds of what is known as C-4 plastic, or 'sheet explosive,' which can be shaped and moulded and is often used by terrorists and military...
  • Mullahs Caught Red Handed

    08/12/2005 10:53:11 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 30 replies · 998+ views
    Iran va Javan ^ | August 12, 2005 | Patrick Devenny
    Last week marked the welcome end to one of the establishment media’s most unfortunate oversights concerning Iraq: the role played by Iran in fueling the insurgency. Mainstream outlets such as the NBC Nightly News and The New York Times have finally begun to highlight this unsettling development, embodied recently by the U.S. military’s interdiction of a truck full of explosive “shaped charges” being smuggled in from Iran. These charges – which use military grade plastic explosives to propel molded steel plates through even the heaviest armored vehicles – are intended for one use and one use only, to kill American...
  • Tucson firm works with Navy Seals on bomb detonators

    08/10/2005 7:10:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 732+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Aug 10, 2005 | Andrea Kelly
    A group of former Navy Seals is training with a Tucson company to help make military operations in Iraq safer for troops. The former Seals are training to use a device, made by Ionatron Inc., to detonate roadside bombs in Iraq before U.S. troops encounter the explosives. The devices are called JINs, or Joint Improvised Explosive Device Neutralizers, and can detect and disable or detonate roadside bombs, one of the deadliest threats facing U.S. troops in Iraq, Ionatron executives say. The Seals and other troops are expected to be deployed with the JIN devices "very, very soon," company president and...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Italian Police Arrest 28 Pakistanis, Find Explosives, Forged Documents, Maps

    01/31/2003 10:48:24 AM PST · by Stultis · 40 replies · 973+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | 31 January 2003
    The Associated Press NAPLES, Italy Jan. 31 — Police arrested 28 Pakistanis found in possession of explosives, hundreds of forged documents and maps of the Naples area with "sensitive targets" circled, authorities said Friday.In a statement, police said they had uncovered an "al-Qaida terrorist cell," but gave no further details on the Pakistanis' alleged involvement with al-Qaida or any other international terrorist group.A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said late Friday officers "might have gotten ahead of themselves" in announcing an al-Qaida link in the headline of their news release.The official also dismissed Italian news reports that the...
  • TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy

    02/03/2003 9:03:12 AM PST · by Destro · 18 replies · 784+ views ^ | February 2, 2003 | Adam Geibel
    TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy February 2, 2003: During a routine sweep for illegal immigrants, Italian police rounded up 28 Pakistanis suspected of being terrorists. Police found two pounds of dynamite, 165 feet of explosive fuse and various detonators, as well as hundreds of forged documents and maps of metropolitan Naples. Authorities said "sensitive targets" were circled with a pen but would not elaborate, while Italian news reports said the possible targets included the U.S. Consulate in Naples and nearby NATO bases. One map was to the town of Bagnoli (outside Naples), where the NATO southern headquarters is...
  • Arrest in Madrid blast doesn't dim faith (Muslim Brandon Mayfield)

    05/14/2004 2:05:26 PM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 33 replies · 284+ views
    chicago tribune via yahoo ^ | May 14, 2004 | Colleen Mastony
    <p>In a tiny meeting cubicle at Multnomah County Detention Center, AvNell Mayfield watched as her son Brandon sat in blue prison scrubs, tried to touch his wife's hand through a heavy glass partition and spoke in reassuring tones through a telephone receiver attached to the wall.</p>
  • Van With Detonators Points To An Islamic Link (UK)

    03/11/2004 5:55:09 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 122+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-12-2004 | David Blair/Isambard Wilkinson
    Van with detonators points to an Islamic link By David Blair and Isambard Wilkinson (Filed: 12/03/2004) A van containing seven detonators and an Arabic tape of Koranic verse was found in a Madrid suburb last night, raising the possibility that al-Qa'eda was behind the bomb attacks. Osama bin Laden threatened Spain with attack last year because it helped the Anglo-American occupation of Iraq. Angel Acebes, the Spanish interior minister, pointedly refused to rule out any line of inquiry after police, acting on a tip-off, found the van in the town of Alcala de Henares outside Madrid. Three of the four...
  • Germany foiled nuclear detonator delivery to Iran

    05/04/2003 4:57:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 217+ views
    Iranmania ^ | May 04 2003 | AFP
    MUNICH, Germany, May 3 (AFP) - German customs blocked last year the export to Iran of 44 detonators that would have been well-suited for building nuclear bombs, the weekly Focus reports in its issue to appear Monday. Two Iranian brothers attempted in November to export the detonators manufactured by the German firm Behlke and purchased by two German intermediaries, Eva-Marie H. and Harald H., who had indicated they were bound for a domestic customer, Focus reported. "If the delivery had been successful, Germany's foreign relations would have been threatened, even more so if they were used in Iran," said an...