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  • Denmark - TATP explosives seized from accused terrorists

    09/11/2006 10:51:39 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 915+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | September 11, 2006
    The explosive seized among terrorists supposed in Denmark was TATP COPENHAGEN - the substance, seized at one of the terrorists supposed stopped in Denmark last week, is TATP (triacetone triperoxyde), a chemical explosive snuffed by the islamist ones and used in particular at the time of the attacks of London, according to a Danish newspaper The bottle seized on September 5 in the residence of one of the supposed terrorists, at the time of a haul of the police force with Odense, contains "a clear liquid including/understanding a synthetic mixture for the manufacture of the TATP and of the...
  • EXPLOSIVE REPORT: Stolen Passports Used BEFORE

    03/17/2014 8:31:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/17/2014 | sundance
    This is something the TV media are not reporting to the extent it is an explosive development. We know from media reports the two stolen passports were used by two Iranian Nationals. We have previously been told the passports were used to try and gain entry to Europe their final destination. However, if this report from the LA Times is accurate EVERYTHING changes and actually aligns with our theory of why the plane was taken.
  • Evanston police warn about bottles filled with explosive mix

    12/29/2013 3:26:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Evanston police are warning residents to be on alert after finding two bottles filled with a potentially explosive mixture outside two homes on the city's northwest side. The two bottles were initially found on Thursday by residents in the 2700 block and 2800 block of Lincoln Street, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott. The bottles contained a mixture of aluminum foil and a liquid containing ammonia that, when agitated, sparks a chemical reaction that could cause the bottle to explode, Parrott said. "If somebody is holding it or nearby, it can cause some severe injury," Parrott said.
  • CNN Reports: Al-Qaeda 'May Have Something Big Going Down'

    08/03/2013 9:32:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 89 replies
    Breitbart via CNN ^ | 3 Aug 2013 | Jake Tapper
    Jake Tapper's "The Lead" reports that Al-Qaeda Arabian Peninsula “may have something big going down” and may be in "final stages” of an attack on the U.S. and other Western targets...
  • Issa Reveals Explosive Details From Benghazi Whistleblowers

    05/05/2013 10:37:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 129 replies
    CBS via Breitbart ^ | 5/5/2013 | Breitbart
    CBS: House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., with new details about the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. 5 May 2013, 9:31 AM PDT 4
  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    05/04/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out. BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible. CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.” >Snip< “All of that...
  • Nuclear Plant Scare: Explosives Found in Sweden

    06/21/2012 10:44:06 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    ABC ^ | 6/21/2012 | JO FIDGEN
    Swedish officials have raised security levels at the country's nuclear power plants after a small amount of explosives, without its detonator, was discovered at one of the plants during a routine security check, local authorities said. The explosive material, believed to be civilian-type explosives used in demolition or excavation, was about the size of a tennis ball and was found in a truck at Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant. The truck had been on its way from an industrial park into a secure area, but had never made it inside the facility, according to the Ringhals spokesman Gosta Larsen. Since...
  • Explosive Device Found In Seattle Park Where Woman Killed By Train

    08/18/2011 11:27:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies ^ | 8/18/11 | staff
    SEATTLE -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad personnel said an explosive device was found during an investigation into a fatality on the tracks Thursday morning. BNSF said that at 9 a.m., a Chicago to Tacoma freight train struck and killed a woman on the tracks at Carkeek Park in Seattle. The railroad said the train crew spotted the woman, who appeared to be trying to get off the tracks, and applied the emergency brakes. The woman then knelt down and was hit by the train.
  • U.S. Muslim comedy tour hits Deep South

    08/14/2011 5:45:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies ^ | August 13, 2011 | Summer Suleiman
    (CNN) – The Muslims are Coming is a comedy tour that is traveling to small towns throughout the South in hopes of opening up a discussion about Muslim stereotypes. The tour started in Gainesville, Florida, home of Terry Jones, the pastor who attracted international headlines by burning a Quran, and stopped in Lawrenceville, Georgia, outside Atlanta, on Tuesday night. It will continue to Alabama and conclude in Tennessee. The shows feature comedians Dean Obeidallah, Negin Farsad, Maysoon Zayid and Omar Elba. They are targeting small, conservative towns in the South where controversies over Islam have erupted. “We came to the...
  • Explosive e-mail revelation: Palin, staff were excited when McCain named her to the ticket

    06/10/2011 5:56:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    hot air ^ | 6/10/11 | Allahpundit
    You spent three years trying to hide this, Sarah. You failed. The email account of Aug. 29, 2008, the day John McCain announced Palin as his running mate, tells a tale of jubilant shock and amazement from Palin devotees… “Wow governor! Just watched you on TV!” wrote budget director Karen Rehfeld. “You knocked their socks off!” “Can you believe it!” Palin replied. “He told me yesterday — it moved fast! Pray! I love you.” Vice President Dick Cheney called the governor’s office requesting a call back. “Talked to him. Thank you – you rock – i love you!!!” Palin wrote...
  • Peshawar police recover explosive from University town area

    04/09/2011 3:30:01 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    own ^ | 9 april 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar April 9, 2011 according to Police worker of Municipal Committee Town three was digging in Tehkal area. During dig they found 6 Bomb and 4 Mortars. Worker called to police and Bomb Disposal Unite defuses the Bomb and Mortars at Kacha Ghari Area near Hayat Abad. Those make a huge blast in city. Police confirmed that all explosive material made by Russia.
  • Korean Police Warn 60,000 Cars May Contain Highly Explosive Chinese AC Fluid

    08/04/2010 7:55:00 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Inside Joongangdaily via The Business Insider ^ | August 05, 2010 | By Jeong Seon-eon
    <p>Here's another reason to hesitate before importing from the world's largest exporter: chloromethane.</p> <p>The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency yesterday applied for an arrest warrant for the head of an importing company, surnamed Lee, 32, for bringing in the faulty auto refrigerant from China.</p>
  • One Dead After Explosive Device Detonated Outside Club (stalker blows up in Barboursville, WV)

    05/23/2010 5:52:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 934+ views
    WSAZ ^ | 5/22/10
    One Dead After Explosive Device Detonated Outside ClubThe incident happened outside of Cactus Joe's in the 6000 block of the Route 60 near Barboursville. Posted: 7:04 AM May 22, 2010 Reporter: WSAZ News Staff BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A troubled stalker, on an explosive mission. That's how the co-owner of Cactus Joe's Bar describes the person who detonated an explosive device outside of her establishment early Saturday morning; killing himself, but clearly had the intentions of killing others. Co-owner Kathy McComas says that the 45-year-old man responsible was banned from her bar, because he came there to stalk his ex-wife....
  • Another explosive device found in Bangalore

    04/17/2010 11:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | TNN, Apr 18, 2010, 11.09am IST | N/A
    SNIPPET: "BANGALORE: A day after two low-intensity blasts in the city, an explosive device weighing 2kgs was found wrapped in a yellow bag near Mahatma Gandhi statue on MG road." SNIPPET: "As stands filled on Saturday for the Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers IPL match, two bombs went off at the Chinnaswamy Stadium wounding 12 people and triggering panic. Roughly 20,000 people had packed into the stadium and hundreds more were streaming in when a loud explosion at Gate 12 rocked the arena and rattled nearby buildings. Six policemen were injured when the grill near the wall collapsed on them....
  • Six trucks of explosives 'disappear' in Yemen

    01/04/2010 8:14:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 764+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 01/04/10 | By Adrian Blomfield
    Six trucks of explosives 'disappear' in Yemen Fears of a terrorist strike against Western embassies in Yemen have grown amid claims a convoy of lorries laden with explosives had been smuggled into the country's capital city, Sana'a. By Adrian Blomfield in Sana'a Published: 6:37PM GMT 04 Jan 2010 In an apparently botched surveillance operation, militants driving six trucks filled with weapons and ordnance succeeded in giving security forces the slip as they entered the city, according to local media. The revelations came as western diplomatic missions in Sana'a went into lockdown following threats from al-Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate, which has taken...
  • North Richland Hills, Texas: Explosive Device found with copy of Koran

    12/31/2009 8:31:20 PM PST · by johnnyd0422 · 42 replies · 2,287+ views
    WFAA - DFW ^ | 12-31-2009 | WFAA
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS – Authorities tell News 8 a suspicious device found in a North Texas neighborhood did contain explosives. It was found near a copy of the Koran. Investigators don’t know whether they were left by the same person. A resident found what appeared to be a coke can on the street just before noon Thursday. What he saw inside, however, caused him to call 9-1-1. “It’s some type of metal in a coke can,” said Sean Hughes, Northeast Explosives Response Team. Firefighters at the scene called in the Northeast Explosives Response Team. “They zip tied the can in...
  • PETN explosive used in terrorist attack Northwest Flight 253: Carried on in condom

    12/27/2009 6:57:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies · 2,080+ views ^ | Dec 26, 2009
    PETN explosive used in terrorist attack Northwest Flight 253: Carried on in condom Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida to blow up a NWA plane, apparently carried on PETN explosive onto Northwest flight 253. A high-ranking law enforcement official told CBS News that the suspect apparently used a syringe to inject a chemical into the powder, which was located near his groin. The explosives were carried in a soft plastic container which may have been a condom, although fire destroyed much of the package. What is PETN? According to information on both Wikipedia and...
  • How al-Qaeda airline fiend used leg bomb and syringe

    12/26/2009 6:21:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 80 replies · 3,271+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/2009
    How al-Qaeda airline fiend used leg bomb and syringe The man who tried to blow up a US airliner as it prepared to land at Detroit on Christmas Day had an explosive powder strapped to his leg which he tried to ignite by injecting chemicals with a syringe, Fox News reports. The 23-year-old - named as al-Qaeda-linked Nigerian engineering student Abdul Mudallad (alters from earlier spelling of Mudallah) - failed in his bid to achieve a major blast, but succeeded in burning himself seriously and inflicting minor injuries on at least two other passengers seated nearby on Northwest Airlines Flight...
  • Ukraine: Student killed by exploding chewing gum (laced with explosive chemical)

    12/09/2009 6:36:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1,550+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/09/09
    Student killed by exploding chewing gum A student in Ukraine died after his jaw was blown off reportedly by exploding chewing gum. Published: 11:20AM GMT 09 Dec 2009 The 25-year-old chemistry student, who has not been named by police, was working at his parents' home in Konotop when relatives heard a "loud pop". They rushed to his room and discovered his body. The lower half of his face had been seriously disfigured by the blast. The Russian news agency Ria Novosti said forensic tests found the chewing gum was covered with an unidentified chemical substance, thought to be some type...
  • Bryan-Area Warehouse Area Evacuated

    07/30/2009 2:17:42 PM PDT · by eastforker · 12 replies · 1,945+ views ^ | 7/30/09 | unknown
    BRYAN, Texas -- Officials are evacuating much of Brazos County to the north and west of Bryan because of a fire at a chemical plant believed to contain explosive ammonium nitrate. KBTX The fire broke out about noon Thursday at the El Dorado Chemical Co. plant on Highway 21.
  • Police on Alert in France After Explosive Theft

    07/19/2008 9:56:03 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 4 replies · 113+ views
    ABC News AU ^ | 07.19.2008 | BBC
    French anti-terrorist officers are searching for 28 kilograms of Semtex explosive missing from a depot in the suburbs of the city of Lyon. Semtex is a powerful, odourless explosive which is difficult to detect and often used by terrorist groups. The theft was from a depot in a disused 19th century fort at Corbas in the southern suburbs of Lyon. The depot is used for storing explosives by a civil defence unit with the job of blowing up bombs and ammunition left over from the two world wars. Twenty-eight kilograms of Semtex was found to be missing in a routine...
  • Police Pull Over Man With Live Hand Grenade On I-5

    10/23/2007 8:28:55 PM PDT · by mimmson · 43 replies · 1,593+ views
    Federal Way police today arrested a man with a live grenade who said he was on his way to blow up the Federal Building in Seattle, according to the Washington State Patrol.
  • Small Explosive Device Set Off Outside Manhattan Apartment Building

    09/04/2007 2:27:51 AM PDT · by milford421 · 41 replies · 1,665+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/4/07
    Streets are closed through 34th Street.
  • 200 explosive belts seized in Iraq (found by Iraqi security forces along the Syrian border)

    07/11/2007 11:56:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,504+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/07 | Robert H. Reid - ap
    BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces seized 200 explosive belts along the Syrian border Wednesday, a police spokesman said, reinforcing Baghdad's claims that its western neighbor isn't doing enough to stop the flow of fighters and weapons to al-Qaida in Iraq. The belts were found during a search of a truck that had crossed into Iraq from Syria at the Waleed border station, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said. "When the truck was searched, 200 explosives belts were found in it," the general said. He said the driver was detained but he would not give his name or nationality....
  • Explosive Situation at Pharmacy [2oz picric acid packed the punch of nearly half stick of dynamite]

    04/17/2007 12:27:12 PM PDT · by bedolido · 16 replies · 1,052+ views ^ | 4-17-2007 | staff writer
    COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) - April 17, 2007 - - It's not often that a bomb squad is asked to help clean up a pharmacy. But experts say a 2-ounce sample of picric acid in the basement of Sharrow Drug Store packed the punch of nearly half a stick of dynamite. Store employees found the sample Thursday as they were cleaning out old chemicals. Store owner Nick Sharrow is relieved that the local bomb squad safely destroyed the sample Friday, saying its explosive capability was stunning. "This is very similar to TNT," Sharrow said.
  • Swimmer Finds 'Grenade' Box Containing 18 Live Shells On Beach

    03/27/2007 8:01:11 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 61 replies · 1,933+ views
    local6 ^ | March 27, 2007
    FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. -- A Flagler Beach swimmer's discovery of a box marked "grenade" with 18 live shells inside prompted authorities to evacuate five homes, two businesses and close several nearby streets Monday night, according to police. Officers said the woman swimmer found the ammunition-size box containing the explosives on South 19th Street and South Oceanshore Boulevard. Police said she put the container with explosives in her car and traveled to a phone and called for help. When Flagler County fire officials arrived, they noticed the package and called the Volusia County bomb squad. "The box had "grenade" written on...
  • Explosive Ordnance Marines will blow your cache

    03/07/2007 5:43:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 333+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. T.G. Kessler
    CAMP ELLIS, Iraq (March 7, 2007) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines attached to the California-based Battalion Landing Team 2nd Marines, 4th Marine Regiment have supported current operations in the Barwanah area by disposing of weapons and explosives found in caches throughout the area. To date, EOD has disposed of more than 2,000-plus pounds of weapons and explosives since operations began here in late November. According to Gunnery Sgt. Aaron M. Salyi, EOD chief from Combat Logistics Battalion 15 attached to BLT 2/4, the weeks in Barwanah have not slowed much since the beginning of operations. Though the weapons caches have...
  • Suspected militants die from own explosives

    03/03/2007 10:04:18 PM PST · by do the dhue · 39 replies · 842+ views (Australian News) ^ | February 24, 2007 07:53pm | Asin Tanweer
    THREE suspected Pakistani militants have been blown to pieces by their explosives when they rode over a bump on a bicycle outside a town in the central province of Punjab. "The head of one man has been blown off," Deputy Superintendent Bashir Ahmed said. Another of the dead men had his legs blown off, while the third had his stomach ripped open and died later in hospital, police said. Supt. Ahmed said at least two of the dead men were students at a nearby madrasa, suspected of having links to Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, a banned Sunni Muslim sectarian group. Pakistan is...
  • Flatulence allegedly sparks jail fight

    12/27/2006 5:34:11 AM PST · by pissant · 20 replies · 1,048+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/26/06 | staff
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Brian Bruggeman caused a stink at the Lincoln County Jail earlier this month and will now have to answer for it in court. Another inmate, Jesse Dorris, alleges that Bruggeman's flatulence, passed in close proximity to Dorris, sparked a Dec. 14 fight between the two at the jail. Now Bruggeman, 38, faces a Jan. 11 preliminary hearing on the state's complaint of assault by a confined person. It's a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Bruggeman is accused of injuring Dorris, his cellmate, when he pushed him into cell bars. Dorris, 26, was...
  • No Silver Bullet to Counter Explosive Devices, Head of Anti-IED Office Says

    09/07/2006 5:33:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 539+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2006 – DoD is spending almost $3.5 billion this year to defeat improvised explosive devices, and the effort’s leader today said he expects the same level of funding in fiscal 2007. Retired Army Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs said the Joint IED Defeat Organization is using an all-encompassing approach to counter the threat of IEDs, terrorists’ main weapon in attacks against coalition forces and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq alone, IEDs have killed almost 1,000 servicemembers. There is no “silver bullet” solution to the leading cause of death for coalition troops, Meigs told media during a...
  • Three Iranian factories 'mass-produce bombs to kill British in Iraq'

    08/20/2006 2:22:58 PM PDT · by humint · 82 replies · 2,122+ views
    telegraph ^ | 20/08/2006 | Toby Harnden in Washington
    Three factories in Iran are mass-producing the sophisticated roadside bombs used to kill British soldiers over the border in Iraq, it has been claimed.The lethal bombs are being made by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps at ordnance factory sites in Teheran, according to opponents of the country's theocratic regime. Designed to penetrate heavy armour, the devices being manufactured in Iran involve the use of "explosively formed projectiles" or EFPs, also known as shaped charges, often triggered by infra-red beams.The weapons can pierce the armour of British and American tanks and armoured personnel carriers and completely destroy armoured Land Rovers, which...
  • Arrested 24 over airline bombing plot

    08/10/2006 12:27:13 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 18 replies · 729+ views
    ABC.Net (Australia) ^ | August 10, 2006 | AFP/Reuters/ABC Staff
    Tens of thousands of travellers in Britain have been stranded or left to wait in crowded airports as heightened security sparked by an alleged plot to blow up US bound planes from the UK has wreaked havoc in the international air traffic network. British Home Secretary John Reid says police are confident that the main suspects in the plot "have been accounted for" but has explained that the country's security alert had been raised to its highest level, "critical", as a precautionary measure. British anti-terrorist police say the plot involved explosives concealed in hand luggage. Many airlines have cancelled flights...
  • Q&A: Liquid explosives

    08/10/2006 9:49:54 AM PDT · by Sax · 131 replies · 3,834+ views
    BBC News ^ | 08/10/06 | BBC News
    Q&A: Liquid explosives An alleged plot to blow up planes from the UK mid-flight and cause "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said. It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft. BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera said the plan "revolved around liquids of some kind". One theory is that the attack may have involved liquid explosive being carried on to a plane in either drink bottles or cans. Dr Clifford Jones, an explosives expert from the University of Aberdeen, says even...
  • Powerful military explosive used in India (RDX)

    07/17/2006 9:28:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 179+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/06 | Ramola Talwar Badam - ap
    BOMBAY, India - A powerful military explosive — one often used by Islamic militants fighting in India's part of Kashmir — was used in last week's Bombay train bombings, investigators said Monday. Indian officials have linked the attacks that killed 182 people to Pakistan, and the use of RDX explosives is a hallmark of the militants, who get at least a degree of support from Islamabad in their fight to wrest the predominantly Muslim Kashmir from India. "The explosive used was a mixture of ammonium nitrate, RDX and fuel oil," said K.P. Raghuvanshi, who leads the anti-terrorist squad investigating the...
  • Atmospheric 'Sprites' Captured In Explosive Detail

    02/17/2006 2:25:27 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,288+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2-16-2006 | Kimm Groshong
    Atmospheric 'sprites' captured in explosive detail 18:28 16 February 2006 news service Kimm Groshong Sprites are rare and fleeting events, lasting between just 10 and 100 milliseconds (Image: Steven A Cummer, Duke University) Mysterious flashes of light called “sprites", that occur above thunderclouds during powerful storms, have been captured on film in unprecedented detail by researchers using an ultra-high-speed camera. The best images yet of the flashes – which resemble a giant undulating jellyfish with its tentacles falling from a halo of light – have allowed the team to pick apart their structure and mechanics. Sprites are fleeting events,...
  • Operation Hedgehog unearths insurgent explosive caches (22nd MEU)

    01/14/2006 9:00:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 529+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 14, 2006 | Gunnery Sgt. Keith A. Milks
    HIT, Iraq (Jan. 14, 2006) -- For four long, backbreaking days, Marine combat engineers and infantrymen unearthed cache after cache of insurgent ordnance and weaponry in and around Hit, Iraq during Operation Hedgehog. Marines from the Combat Engineer Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 2nd Marines kicked off the operation with a search of long-suspected hide sites throughout Hit and soon began unearthing treasure troves of insurgent arms. “This was our biggest find to date,” said 1st Lt. Antonio Agnone, the combat engineer platoon leader for BLT 1/2. “We’ve uncovered numerous, and significant caches the insurgents have hidden in Hit...
  • Explosive Device found in San Francisco Starbucks !

    01/10/2006 7:27:11 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 32 replies · 1,452+ views
    USA TODAY | 01/10/2006
  • Iraqi Police Find Explosive Device; Suspected Terrorists Detained

    01/08/2006 5:16:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 350+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2006 – Iraqi police in Mosul discovered an improvised explosive device yesterday, officials announced today. When an explosive ordnance detachment approached the IED to investigate, both the Iraqi police guarding it and the EOD were attacked by small-arms fire. EOD destroyed the IED, and no injuries or damages were reported. In other action, U.S. soldiers from Task Force Baghdad captured a suspected terrorist believed to be responsible for emplacing IEDs Jan. 6. Later in the day, another U.S. patrol detained a suspected terrorist with a book that described how to attack American soldiers and justified collateral damage...
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen Share Expertise

    11/16/2005 6:04:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 506+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Nathan Gallahan
    FAIRCHILD AFB, Wa., Nov. 16, 2005 — Explosive ordnance disposal personnel worked hand-in-hand with multiple federal agencies at the Grand Coulee Dam, Oct. 4 - 6, for an exercise titled "Watchful Sentinel." "The focus of the exercise was to evaluate Special Response Forces standard operation procedures, along with coordination between the Special Response Forces and supporting agencies, via a series of realistic events," said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jack Burleigh, explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, 92nd Civil Engineering Squadron. "Some of the calls we respond to involve ordnance left behind in a deceased veteran's war chest. Other times, we may...
  • Truck Carrying Explosives Blows Up in Utah

    08/11/2005 4:54:23 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies · 1,219+ views
    FOX News/AP ^ | August 10, 2005
    Truck Carrying Explosives Blows Up in Utah Wednesday, August 10, 2005 SALT LAKE CITY — A tractor-trailer carrying 35,500 pounds of explosives overturned and exploded Wednesday, injuring four people and leaving a huge crater on Utah Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon. A motorist and a passenger in the truck's cab were among those transported to hospitals immediately after the 1:54 p.m. accident, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said. LDS Hospital spokesman Jess Gomez said two person in critical condition were taken by medical helicopter to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (search) in Provo. A third was brought in...
  • Buffalo Joins Hunt for Explosive Devices

    08/10/2005 6:30:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 768+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 10, 2005 | Army Spc. Ben Brody
    The U.S. Army's Buffalo boasts a robotic arm tipped with a pitchfork-like hand and a camera for seeing into hard-to-reach areas during the search for improvised explosive devices. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2005 — Looking like a creation from the TV show “Monster Garage,” 1st Battalion, 64th Armor’s Buffalo lumbers down the streets of Baghdad, searching for improvised explosive devices. The Buffalo stands far taller than a tank and boasts a robotic arm tipped with a pitchfork-like hand and a camera for seeing into hard-to-reach areas. “We travel slowly along our routes, looking out the windows for anything suspicious,” said...
  • Explosives unit headed back into Iraqi fray

    07/31/2005 9:31:31 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 3 replies · 495+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | July 31, 2005 | Erica Walsh
    Explosives unit headed back into Iraqi fray By ERICA WALSH About 20 Fort Knox soldiers are on their way to Iraq, some for a second time in two years. The 703rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment from Fort Knox left for Iraq on Saturday morning, family members said. This is the second deployment for the Fort Knox detachment, which spent September 2003 to March 2004 in Iraq. The unit is responsible for finding, recovering and disposing of explosive devices. About half of the group that left for Iraq Saturday also deployed to the country during the unit's first trip. The soldiers...
  • CHINA PROVIDES TERRORISM'S NEW WEAPON - (better pay attention to this development!!)

    07/15/2005 2:47:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 55 replies · 1,723+ views
    YCSI.NET ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | GORDON THOMAS
    The world's Terror Network has been given a new weapon. It can overcome the most stringent of airport and airline security checks. Far more lethal than Semtex, it can be smuggled with virtual impunity from one country to another, one terrorist cell to another. For the 80 terror groups listed on the computers of the CIA, MI5, MI6 and Germany's BND, the weapon once more tips the scales in their favour. It is a new type of plastic explosive that was used by the two young British radical Muslims in last week's suicide bomb attack on the club in Tel...
  • Police Warn of New Attack on London('lots more secret Al-Qaeda terrorist cells operating within UK')

    07/15/2005 12:13:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 846+ views
    Arab News ^ | 15 July 2005 | Mushtak Parker
    LONDON, 15 July 2005 — British police have warned that a second terrorist attack on London is even more likely, following the uncovering of a massive explosives factory in a safe house in Leeds. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair gave the somber warning to Londoners yesterday and stressed that “there are lots more secret Al-Qaeda terrorist cells operating within the UK.” Anti-terrorist branch officials estimate that there was a hard core of about 200 to 300 Al-Qaeda-trained Muslim radicals in Britain, all of whom are under the constant surveillance of the intelligence services. However the four Brit bombers who...
  • Jordan Airs Confessions of Al-Qaida Suspects Who Allegedly Planned Bomb and Poison Gas (Nerve Gas)

    04/26/2004 2:16:04 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 51 replies · 520+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2004 | Jamal Halaby
    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Al-Qaida plotted bombings and poison gas attacks against the U.S. Embassy and other targets in Jordan, two conspirators said in a confession aired Monday on Jordanian state television. Azmi al-Jayousi, identified as the head of the Jordanian cell of al-Qaida, appeared Monday in a 20-minute taped program and described meeting Jordanian militant Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi in neighboring Iraq to plan the foiled plot. A commentator said the plotters wanted to kill "80,000" Jordanians and had targeted the prime minister's office, intelligence headquarters and the U.S. Embassy. Another Jordanian suspect, car mechanic Hussein Sharif Hussein, was shown saying...
  • Chemical expert testifies in Jordan trial (Zarqawi's attempted use of Chemical Weapons)

    06/22/2005 9:55:24 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 21 replies · 1,591+ views
    AP ^ | Jun. 22, 2005 | Jamal Halaby
    AMMAN, Jordan - Islamic militants planned to detonate an explosion that would have sent a cloud of toxic chemicals across Jordan, causing death, blindness and sickness, a chemical expert testified in a military court Wednesday. Col. Najeh al-Azam was giving evidence in the trial of 13 men who are alleged to have planned what would have been the world's first chemical attack by the al-Qaida terror group. The accused include al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, Abu-Musab Al-Zarqawi, and three other fugitives who are being tried in absentia. Jordanian security services foiled the plot in April last year. Jordanian officials say that...
  • How Long Will We Be in Iraq? - (sergeant in U.S. Army, heading back to Iraq, talks about it)

    05/21/2005 9:58:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,033+ views
    Recently, Wolf Blitzer of CNN was interviewing new Prime Minister Jalal-Talibani of Iraq about the situation that the newly formed government council is facing now that Iraq is a democracy. Blitzer asked Jalal-Talibani when he thought the United States would bring the troops home. Jalal-Talibani told him that he forsees that U.S troops will be in his homeland for at least another two years. When the pime mnister said this, the look on Blitzer's face seemed to say: "You must be kidding." He looked as if he couldn't believe his ears. But I exclaimed to myself: "Another two years!" That...
  • New Video from the Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI)

    12/10/2004 10:35:45 AM PST · by anonpenetfi · 25 replies · 18,948+ views ^ | 12/10/04 | (12/10/04): The Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI)--which has openly worked in conjunction with the Ansar al-Sunnah Army and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Al-Qaida faction in Iraq--has released a new full-length propaganda video featuring footage of IAI guerilla training courses, the fabrication and use of improvised explosive devices as roadside bombs, and even several failed attempts to shoot down U.S. military cargo aircraft with mobile, shoulder-launched Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) launchers. The missiles used appear to be SA-7 Strellas.
  • 7NEWS Investigation Into Missing Propane Spurs FBI Probe

    11/08/2004 11:41:50 PM PST · by moroque11 · 11 replies · 568+ views ^ | 11/08/2004 | John Ferrugia
    The FBI is contacting its Joint Terrorist Task Forces in Washington and around the country after 7NEWS Investigator John Ferrugia asked federal officials about hundreds of gallons of missing liquid propane gas. About 100 propane gas cylinders have been stolen since July and so far, none of them has been recovered, Ferrugia said. The missing tanks could pose a serious threat because the propane in just one of the cylinders can take down a small building. (See explosion video...).
  • Is Kerry relevant to 2004 election? (Generic LIBERAL)

    11/01/2004 4:25:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 569+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 1, 2004 | ROBERT NOVAK
    WASHINGTON -- To begin his final full week campaigning for the presidency last Monday, John Kerry abandoned previous plans and seized on a single case of missing explosives in Iraq. Unusual though that seems, the Democratic presidential nominee devoted valuable time to this obscure story for the next three days -- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday -- until Osama bin Laden's video changed the subject. This tells much about both Sen. Kerry and the campaign of 2004. Kerry's focus last week on missing explosives and his neglect of traditional Democratic philosophy might imply this issue connected with the electorate and boosted...