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  • U.S. plays deadly game with Al Qaeda 'informant'

    04/25/2002 11:12:13 AM PDT · by knak · 12 replies · 40+ views
    WASHINGTON -- The drumbeat of threatening reports over the last week--terrorists planning to detonate radioactive "dirty bombs" or attack the U.S. financial system--has been all the more alarming because of their source: the captured operational commander of the Al Qaeda network, who is now being interrogated by U.S. authorities. On Wednesday, the FBI announced yet another warning, that terrorists affiliated with Osama bin Laden may try to attack American shopping centers and malls. Like the other alerts, authorities say, the information was provided by Abu Zubeida, the nom de guerre of Bin Laden's top aide, who was taken into custody...
  • ISIS Claims To Have Built A Dirty Bomb As Officials Warn Of Airline Attack

    12/03/2014 3:49:56 AM PST · by Ray76 · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    Islamic State militants are boasting that they have developed a dirty bomb — a crude nuclear weapon using materials seized from Mosul University, Iraq. [A] letter written by the Iraqi Ambassador to the U.N. to the body’s Secretary-General confirm[ed] that some 88 pounds of uranium that could be adapted for a dirty bomb was seized by militants.
  • Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

    01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations. One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001....
  • A Terrorist Released

    11/06/2011 5:32:48 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Binyam Mohamed is back in the news. You may remember him as the al-Qaeda operative who was slated to help would-be “dirty bomber” Jose Padilla conduct a second wave of post-9/11 attacks, targeting American cities. You also may not remember him. After all, the Obama administration quietly released him without charges. Well, there’s a new chapter in this sordid tale. Mohamed is living large — taxpayer-funded large — in Great Britain. For that, we can thank the Lawyer Left’s stubborn insistence that enemy war criminals are really run-of-the-mill defendants. Actually, make that run-of-the-mill plaintiffs. Unlike Padilla, who actually got into...
  • FBI Press Conference: 17 of 18 suspects arrested in Sting Operation for Illegal Weapons

    03/15/2005 8:46:10 AM PST · by CitizenM · 58 replies · 3,052+ views
    FOX news | March 15, 2005 | Jamie Fox
    Sting operation by FBI- Press Conference just on FOX: 17 of 18 defendents arrested for attempting to purchase weapons from an undercover FBI agent. One wanted to buy uranium to make a nuclear device in a subway system. FBI spokesperson emphatically stated that did not come to fruition, but the suspect did ask the question. FBI was not involving itself in the end user, the sting operation was focusing on the people who were attempting to purchase the weapons for further sale/distribution. FBI taped over 15,000 phone calls made by the men trying to purchase. Very Dangerous weaponry including: grenade...
  • 2 of Britain's most dangerous Islamic terrorists sent to new prison -fellow inmates were 'too white'

    03/21/2008 3:43:44 AM PDT · by Stoat · 31 replies · 757+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 21, 2008 | GWYNETH REES
    Two of Britain's most dangerous Islamic terrorists moved to new prison - because they complained fellow inmates were 'too white'By GWYNETH REES - More by this author » Last updated at 09:58am on 21st March 2008  Two of Britain's most dangerous terrorists have been moved to different prisons after complaining their fellow inmates were "too white".  Dhiren Barot and Omar Khyam asked to be transferred from high-security Frankland prison near Durham. Barot masterminded a radioactive bomb plot involving limousines packed with nails and explosives and Khyam plotted to blow up Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.  Scroll down for more...Complained:...
  • Socialist Terrorist Was Making Radioactive Dirty Bomb For Inauguration

    04/18/2009 11:46:14 PM PDT · by SBD1 · 108 replies · 8,330+ views
    WikiLeaks ^ | January 19, 2009 | Washington DC Regional Threat and Analysis Center
    FBI FIELD INTELLIGENCE GROUPS Page 11 9 December 2008 Discovery of Radiological Dispersal Device Components, Literature, and Radioactive Material at the Maine Residence of an Identified Deceased US Person On 9 December 2008, radiological dispersal device components and literature, and radioactive materials, were discovered at the Maine residence of an identified deceased USPER James Cummings. Cummings had possible ties to white supremacist groups. On 9 December 2008, four one-gallon containers of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, lithium metal, thermite, aluminum powder, beryllium, boron, black iron oxide, and magnesium ribbon were discovered at the Cummings’ residence. (FBI comments: Literature on constructing ‘dirty...
  • FBI says al-Qaida scout used New Jersey as base

    10/14/2004 12:39:20 PM PDT · by Shermy · 10 replies · 909+ views
    Bergen County Record ^ | October 14, 2004 | Mitchel Maddux
    A senior al-Qaida operative lived in New Jersey and posed as a student to disguise his surveillance of financial institutions as possible terror targets, officials said Wednesday. The FBI's top agent in New Jersey, Joseph Billy Jr., confirmed that the operative led an al-Qaida mission to survey the physical layout and assess weaknesses of the Prudential Financial Inc. building in downtown Newark. While carrying out this reconnaissance operation - which included surveys of the New York Stock Exchange building on Wall Street and Citigroup's headquarters in midtown Manhattan - the man attended several institutions of higher learning in New Jersey,...
  • Terror plotter sentenced to life

    11/07/2006 6:03:50 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 13 replies · 485+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 07/11/2006 | Duncan Gardham
    A British al-Qa'eda fanatic who planned to cause "indiscriminate carnage, bloodshed and butchery" on both sides of the Atlantic has been jailed for life. Dhiren Barot, from London, plotted explosions Muslim convert Dhiren Barot was told by a judge at Woolwich Crown Court this afternoon that he must serve at least 40 years before being considered for release. Mr Justice Butterfield told Barot: "This was no noble cause. Your plans were to bring indiscriminate carnage, bloodshed and butchery first in Washington, New York and Newark, and thereafter the UK on a colossal and unprecedented scale." He added: "Your intention was...
  • Pair Charged With Terror Recruiting in U.S.

    09/16/2004 12:48:14 PM PDT · by JustAnotherSavage · 36 replies · 1,522+ views ^ | 9/16/04 | AP
    Pair Charged With Terror Recruiting in U.S. Thursday, September 16, 2004 WASHINGTON — Two men were charged Thursday with providing financial support to terrorists and recruiting terror group members, including one person identified by U.S. authorities as alleged "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla (search). A 10-count grand jury indictment handed up in federal district court in Miami charges Adhan Amin Hassoun (search) and Mohamed Hesham Youssef (search) with providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to provide support. The indictment contends Hassoun helped recruit individuals from the United States for groups engaging in Islamic "jihad," or holy war, in countries such as Afghanistan,...
  • Ex-D.C. school official charged in terror plots

    03/31/2005 2:11:12 AM PST · by Elkiejg · 21 replies · 842+ views ^ | March 31, 2005 | Matthew Cella
    A former high-level D.C. schools official has been charged with plotting global terrorist acts while also struggling to renovate classrooms and rid city schools of asbestos. Kifah Waed Jayyousi, the former facilities director for D.C. public schools, was ordered held in Detroit yesterday after he was arrested for providing material support to terrorists and plotting acts of terrorism outside the United States.
  • 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".
  • White House Releases Information On Al-Qaida Plots - Dirty Bomb

    10/06/2005 9:25:36 PM PDT · by silentknight · 14 replies · 1,502+ views
    WNBC ^ | 10/6/05 | WNBC
    White House Releases Information On Al-Qaida Plots 3 Foiled Attacks Aimed At Targets Inside U.S. POSTED: 9:00 am EDT October 6, 2005 UPDATED: 11:22 pm EDT October 6, 2005 WHITE HOUSE -- The White House has released information about 10 al-Qaida plots that President George W. Bush says the U.S. and its allies have foiled in the last four years. Three plots cited were in the United States. They included plans to use hijacked airplanes to attack both the West and the East coasts. The third involved plans to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in a U.S. city. Also, the...
  • U.S. alleges tie between Muslim charity, bin Laden; man accused of trying to obtain uranium

    01/30/2003 7:30:37 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 9 replies · 521+ views ^ | 1/30/03 - 9:41 am | The Associated Press
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors accused a Syrian-born American of once leading a Muslim charity that the Treasury Department calls a terrorist group, and said he tried to help Osama bin Laden get a nuclear weapon.</p> <p>The government said Mohamed Loay Bayazid was president of the suburban Chicago-based Benevolence International Foundation in 1994, about the same time he is accused of trying to get uranium for al-Qaida.</p>
  • Federal Judge Orders 'Enemy Combatant' Jose Padilla Charged Or Released

    02/28/2005 3:20:44 PM PST · by MisterRepublican · 354 replies · 4,036+ views
    The Carolina ^ | February 28, 2005 | TheCarolinaChannel
    SPARTANBURG -- A federal judge in Spartanburg has ordered that an American citizen held as an enemy combatant in a Navy brig in Charleston should be charged with a crime or released. U.S. District Judge Henry F. Floyd ruled Monday that the president of the United States does not have the authority to order Jose Padilla to be held indefinitely without being charged. "If the law in its current state is found by the president to be insufficient to protect this country from terrorist plots, such as the one alleged here, then the president should prevail upon Congress to remedy...
  • Homeland Security Agents Force Plane to Land in San Antonio

    01/24/2005 10:12:18 PM PST · by ElephantinTexas · 329 replies · 17,410+ views
    WOAI ^ | 1/24/2005 | ElephantinTexas
    This is my first post so I hope I got it right. This is breaking here in San Anonio. A single engine plane has been forced down at Stenson Field south of San Antonio. Homeland Security, DPS and SAPD are on the scene. They are waiting for a Chinese tranlator but they have Chinese illegals in custody and said that the pilot was someone Homeland Security has been looking for. I'll post more as it comes available.
  • Evidence Points to Dirty-Bomb Plot

    10/29/2003 9:48:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 484+ views
    Insight ^ | Oct. 29, 2003 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Adnan El Shukrijumah is a suspected al-Qaeda organizer who is the subject of a worldwide manhunt by the FBI and CIA. He is believed to be working on Osama bin Laden's plan to trigger a radiological disaster inside the United States - the so-called "dirty-bomb" scenario where a small charge would trigger dispersion of radiation over a large area, wreaking havoc on those caught in the blast and making the blast area uninhabitable. High-grade uranium is not necessary for this project; ordinary, low-grade nuclear waste will be deadly enough. El Shukrijumah has eluded capture. But Insight in field interviews...
  • Bin Laden’s dirty bomb quest exposed

    12/18/2004 8:50:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies · 858+ views
    Sunday Times (UK) ^ | December 19, 2004 | By Nick Fielding
    NEW evidence of Osama Bin Laden’s attempts to acquire radioactive material for a “dirty bomb” has been revealed by an aide to the Al-Qaeda leader. In a book to be published shortly, the insider shows that Bin Laden bowed to pressure from hawks within the terror group’s leadership to buy the material through supporters in Chechnya. He had initially been cautious about such a dramatic increase in its armoury. It is the first time that such a senior Al-Qaeda figure has revealed the internal tensions and debates within the group, and shows it was far less unified than had been...
  • FBI Believes Student was bin Laden Scout Investigators Say He was Doing Surveillance Here [NJ]

    10/14/2004 1:56:03 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 30 replies · 1,657+ views
    WABC-NY Channel 7 via ABC News ^ | Oct 14, 2004 | Kemberly Richardson
    (Newark-WABC, October 14, 2004) — He looked like any student attending college in New Jersey. But in reality, FBI officials believe he was sent here by Osama bin Laden to scout out possible targets for a terrorist attack. Eyewitness News' Kemberly Richardson reports. Sources tell Eyewitness News they are making headway with this investigation. They say as they canvas the area showing people a picture of Dhiren Barot they are getting confirmation he was here. He was seen at tourist areas, universities, and perhaps the most unsettling place: Right in front of the Prudential building. A senior FBI agent tells...
  • Pakistan Says It Seized Americans Tied to Al Qaeda (6/13/2002)

    06/13/2002 6:16:02 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 818+ views
    New York Times ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | By DEXTER FILKINS
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 12 — Several men believed to be American citizens have been taken into custody here during the past few weeks on suspicion of being linked to Al Qaeda, senior Pakistani officials said today. The Pakistani officials said most of the men had been picked up along with other suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban members in joint American-Pakistani raids in the country's remote tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan. They said they believe that the men form a disjointed network of disaffected Westerners who converted to Islam and have been drawn to militant causes, fighting alongside Al...