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  • Bomb squad probes materials at Cerberus naval base (Australian naval base)

    10/15/2014 9:03:35 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 16th October 2014
    AN EXCLUSION zone has been set up around the Cerberus naval base on the Mornington Peninsula after potentially explosive materials were found in accommodation. A 400m radius around the Crib Point has been shut off after the discovery in a residential unit. Police bomb response officers and arson detectives are at the scene. A Defence member who lives in the unit at the centre of the drama has been arrested. Victoria Police would not specify the materials found in the unit. A Defence statement said: “A routine inspection this morning of on-base accommodation in HMAS Cerberus has resulted in hazardous...
  • FBI Says Explosives Suspect Ryan Chamberlain in Custody

    06/02/2014 11:50:11 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2014 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, the subject of a nationwide manhunt after explosive materials were allegedly found in his San Francisco apartment, was taken into custody by the San Francisco Police Department and the FBI, an FBI spokesman said today. A law enforcement source briefed on the case told ABC News that Chamberlain was taken into custody "right under the Golden Gate Bridge," but he was not certain if he was in a car or on foot at the time. The capture came after a day of dramatic and cinematic cat-and-mouse with the hunted man. "We had been close to him...
  • FBI finds ricin in raid of San Francisco apartment, manhunt begins

    06/01/2014 11:14:51 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-1-14 | Fox News
    The FBI is looking for a man who lives in the San Francisco apartment where agents found a large stash of what appears to be the deadly poison ricin. On Saturday, FBI agents searched the apartment, which belongs to Ryan Chamberlain, according to KGO, an ABC affiliate. The FBI said Chamberlain could be armed and dangerous. The apartment search was expected to resume Sunday. Chamberlain owns a Nissan that reportedly could be rigged with explosives. The FBI did not evacuate apartments during the search, and FBI spokeswoman Alice Heller said there was “no threat to public safety.” She said agents...
  • San Francisco man sought by FBI active in political circles

    06/02/2014 8:03:50 AM PDT · by windcliff · 29 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | 6-2-14 | Carol Liu
    SAN FRANCISCO — An FBI spokesman announced Sunday afternoon that 42-year-old San Francisco resident Ryan Chamberlain is being sought in a federal investigation for possession of explosive materials and should be considered armed and dangerous. Chamberlain is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing approximately 225 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Lee said Chamberlain was last seen south of San Francisco wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans driving white 2008 Nissan Altima. The vehicle is registered in Texas and may have a California or Texas license plates of either 7FQY085 or BX9M042. KTVU has...
  • Kaboom! State Dept. finally gives explosive answer

    05/27/2014 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 24 replies
    WND ^ | May 27, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Bureau boss overseeing shipments has Benghazi connectionsThe State Department bureau tasked with secretly sending to embassies plastic and liquid explosives operates under the guidance of Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, whom a congressional panel last year separately found to be largely responsible for security lapses in Benghazi, WND has learned. A series of WND articles recently exposed the purchase and international transport of many hundreds of pounds of plastic, sheet and linear explosives along with thousands of containers of high-energy liquid explosives. Weeks after a State official laughed in response to WND’s inquiry, the department belatedly...
  • Feds ignite suspicion with explosive buying spree

    05/16/2014 10:39:11 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    WND ^ | May 15, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Two days after WND uncovered a U.S. State Department plan to buy hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives and thousands of containers of liquid explosives, the agency – which refuses to comment on the discovery – awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts for the blasting supplies. The explosives, including hundreds of pounds of C4, originally were to be shipped to Sterling, Virginia, home to the Diplomatic Pouch and Mail Unit, or DPM/U. The unit is tasked with sending secure pouches and crates to U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, as previously reported. The original contracting documents still mention the...
  • State Dept. amassing explosives stockpile

    05/12/2014 8:56:54 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May 10, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    C4, blasting equipment destined for embassies?The U.S. State Department has ordered hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives and thousands of containers of liquid explosives, WND has discovered, shipping them to the location of U.S. centers that typically send sensitive materials to overseas embassies. According to procurement documents WND obtained through routine database research, State recently put in four separate orders for high explosives – purchases accompanied by tens of thousands of feet of detonating cords with hundreds of blasting caps and fuse igniters. The ultimate destination of these products and their cost is unknown, but the government contracting office responsible...
  • Iranian student burns himself to death with Molotov cocktails he had stockpiled inside his room

    03/07/2014 3:33:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    A Georgia Tech graduate student who set himself on fire while apparently experimenting with bomb-making elements in his apartment last month has died, officials confirmed Thursday. Saamer Akhshabi, an Iranian national, had burns on more than 90 percent of his body following the February 4 explosion in his apartment near the university, where Akhshabi was studying in the College of Computing. Law enforcement officials investigating the case found in Akhshabi's apartment an apparent Molotov Cocktail and multiple plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene. Following the explosion, 26-year-old Akhshabi was taken in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta,...
  • Suspicious Package at Maxwell AFB, "Positive indication for explosives"

    01/31/2014 10:33:06 AM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    WSFA via WAFF ^ | Friday, January 31, 2014 | John Shyrock
    The Montgomery Explosives Ordnance Disposal and base security officials at Maxwell Air Force Base are responding to a report of a suspicious package. The package, found during a routine inspection, "gave a positive indication for explosives", according to officials. Officials say the package, discovered around 10 a.m. in the base post office, is about the size of a box of blank checks.
  • Fort Ord burn jumps containment line

    10/15/2013 1:54:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Monterey County Herald ^ | October 15, 2013
    The Army's controlled burn has jumped past its containment line and is now burning a 72-acre parcel south of where it was supposed to stay. The fire is still within the Army's secondary containment line but has required York School's students and faculty to be evacuated... The fire is the latest in a long series of controlled burns intended to clear heavy brush so crews can find and remove hidden explosives left over from active operations at the base...
  • Nairobi Explosive 'same as Kampala bomb'

    10/02/2013 11:48:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    MONITOR.co.ug - News ^ | October 3, 2013 01:00 | by Maureen Kakah
    Nairobi. SNIPPET: “An explosive found in a Nairobi matatu (taxi) was similar to the one used in a Kampala attack and two city bombings, a court heard on Tuesday. The object weighing 10kgs, was an improvised explosive device designed to be exploded at a target by either a suicide bomber or by remote control via a cellphone, a police officer, who presented bomb experts’ findings, said. “The device was complete with all the components of an improvised explosive device and was designed to function to maximum destruction of property and life,” the officer said. He told the court that the...
  • Man found with cache of guns, explosives

    10/02/2013 11:49:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | 10/3/13 | Michael P. Mayko
    FAIRFIELD -- Those who have dealt with Joseph C. Callahan describe him as "a nice guy," "a community leader" and "someone always willing to help with business ideas or plans." They say he's a chemist, a sportsman and a pilot. And they say he isn't "a disgruntled employee," "a terrorist" or "anybody to worry about." But on Wednesday, hundreds of guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition and dozens of barrels of explosive chemicals were taken from Callahan's million-dollar home at 1625 Bronson Road in Fairfield's exclusive Greenfield Hill neighborhood. In an instant, Callahan changed from a respected 69-year-old businessman who...
  • Tunisia: Man blows himself up while making a bomb

    08/03/2013 9:06:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 3, 2013 9:27 AM EDT
    Tunisian authorities say a suspected religious extremist blew himself up while making a bomb in a home he was renting near the capital. … Separately, the interior ministry says an “extremist” was arrested on Friday after he blew off his hand while handling explosives in Menzel Bourguiba, 43 miles from Tunis. …
  • Rookie Rodents: Dutch Police Train Rats to Sniff Out Crime

    09/22/2013 7:10:29 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Benjamin Durr
    Police in the Netherlands are hoping to save money by training rats to sniff out things like drugs and gunshot residue. The animals are cheaper and faster than traditional lab work -- and they're very accurate. "Derrick" is unbeatable. He's right in 98.8 percent of all cases, the kind of accuracy only machines can achieve. But Derrick is no machine. He's part of an elite group of sewer rats currently being trained in Rotterdam to sniff out drugs, gunpowder or traces of other substances that cling to someone after they've committed a crime. The rats have an average success rate...
  • Former bin Laden Doctor Reportedly heads al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula

    09/05/2013 2:33:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Egyptian security forces have reportedly arrested a number of jihadists operating in the Sinai Peninsula who are linked to Ramzi Mowafi, a former physician for Osama bin Laden. Sources have told Egyptian media outlets that Mowafi's group has been responsible for numerous attacks in the Sinai over the past two years. Among those recently arrested are a Yemeni and a Palestinian who were found in the possession of maps and laptops. In August 2011, Egyptian security officials told CNN that Mowafi, who is also thought to be an explosives expert, was spotted in the Sinai. At the time, Mowafi,...
  • Public Documents Contradict Claim Email Spying Foiled Terror Plot

    06/07/2013 7:39:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Ben Smith
    Defenders of the American government’s online spying program known as “PRISM” claimed Friday that the suddenly controversial secret effort had saved New York City’s subways from a 2009 terrorist plot led by a young Afghan-American, Najibullah Zazi.
  • Uzbek citizen arrested in Idaho, accused of supporting militants

    05/16/2013 6:19:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/16/2013
    U.S. officials charged an Uzbek citizen in Idaho with providing bomb-making knowledge and other support to an Islamist militant group, knowing that it would be used in an attack, authorities said on Thursday. Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a national of Uzbekistan living legally in Idaho, was arrested in Boise and faces a three-count grand jury indictment in Idaho and a single-count indictment in Utah, prosecutors said. They said Kurbanov provided information and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The group supports establishing strict Islamic rule in Uzbekistan. Authorities said...
  • FBI arrests Minnesota man believed to be plotting terror attack

    05/06/2013 11:33:52 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 40 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 05/06/2013 | Foxnews
    <p>The FBI has taken into custody a Minnesota man who was believed to be plotting a terrorist attack. Buford Rogers, 24, of Montevideo, was arrested Friday after authorities searched his home and found guns and explosive devices, according to an FBI news release.</p>
  • Explosives stolen from Forest Service facility near Red Lodge

    05/01/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    KPAX.com ^ | 5/1/13
    The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are asking for help from the public in gathering information about the theft of approximately 559 pounds of high explosives from a USFS explosives bunker located near Red Lodge. A press release from the ATF says that in April 2013, someone used forced entry to get into an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service. The storage facility is located approximately two miles south of the City of Red Lodge.
  • Do you use it? The everyday product that can trigger false positives on TSA explosives test

    04/30/2013 7:13:47 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 46 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 04/30/2013 | TSA Watch
    You’re gonna love this. It turns out that two products that most of us use multiple times a day can trigger a false positive result for explosives during a TSA screening. The culprits? Soap and lotion. Don’t believe me? A few days after the Boston bombings, Linda, an Oklahoma native, was flying out of Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Ohio when she was randomly chosen for a hand swab at a security checkpoint. The TSA agent swabbed her hand and promptly informed her that she had tested positive for explosives, specifically nitrates. The poor woman was naturally befuddled and...
  • Owner: Bomber bought fireworks from my store

    04/24/2013 5:53:33 AM PDT · by PilotDave · 23 replies
    Fosters Daily Democrat ^ | 24 apr 2013 | Jim Haddadin
    A man accused of carrying out a deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon last week was in New Hampshire earlier this year to buy fireworks from a Seabrook store, according to the owner. Sales records show bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev purchased a reloadable mortar kit from Phantom Fireworks in Seabrook in early February. According to company president Bruce Zoldan, Tsarnaev purchased a “Lock and Load” kit containing 24 shells. The kit retails for $199.99. Tsarnaev took home two of the products, using a buy-one-get-one-free deal offered at the showroom in Seabrook, Zoldan said. The kits are designed to allow consumers...
  • Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves in Massachusetts

    04/23/2013 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 142 replies
    Dedham Patch ^ | April 22, 2013 | By Robert Rosen
    Following the Boston Marathon bombing last Monday in which pressure cookers were used for the explosion, the cookware giant has decided to temporarily stop selling the items in their Massachusetts stores. Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with over 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing. "It's a temporary thing out of respect," said Kent, who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall. He referred Patch to corporate for further questions. Williams-Sonoma also has a local branch at Legacy Place in...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • 2 Bayonne men taken into custody after homemade explosives go off on fire escape, report says

    04/21/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 76 replies
    Two men told police they were experimenting with making explosives after watching a how-to on YouTube when their attempt exploded on a Bayonne fire escape yesterday afternoon, WPIX reported last night. Christopher Ziobro, 21, and Ghaias Mirza, 18, were being questioned in the 33rd Street incident in which no one was injured, the television report said. A man who lives in the apartment directly below told the station there were two loud blasts and milk containers were involved. WPIX Video at link
  • Something going down in Boston

    04/18/2013 10:01:16 PM PDT · by PissAndVinegar · 4 replies
    2 officers down, hand grenades and automatic gun fire 'many ambulances on route to watertown'? Anyone know what's going on? Cops retreating due to explosives on scene...
  • Hanover police looking for maker of homemade explosives

    04/18/2013 8:19:11 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Patriot Ledger ^ | Posted Mar 26, 2013
    HANOVER, MA — Police and fire investigators are trying to determine who set off multiple homemade explosives near Route 53 in the last two weeks. Officials said the explosives have not caused any damage or injuries, but the State Police bomb squad had to be called in to detonate several unexploded devices found near Pine Street and Tower Hill Drive on March 12. Police had been sent to the area after witnesses at the Target store on the other side of Route 53 reported seeing a bright flash and hearing two explosions. Fire crews were also called to the nearby...
  • Boston Marathon Bombs Have Hallmarks Of "Lone Wolf" Devices, Experts Say

    04/17/2013 6:26:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 122 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/ ^ | April 17, 2013 | Tim Lister And Paul Cruickshank, CNN
    (CNN) -- The devices used in the Boston Marathon attack Monday are typical of the "lone wolf:" the solo terrorist who builds a bomb on his own by following a widely available formula. In this case, the formula seems very similar to one that al Qaeda has recommended to its supporters around the world as both crudely effective and difficult to trace. But it is also a recipe that has been adopted by extreme right-wing individuals in the United States. The threat of the "lone wolf" alarms the intelligence community.
  • A Short Recent History of Pressure Cooker Bombs

    04/16/2013 11:14:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 69 replies
    Time ^ | 4-16-2013 | Michael Crowley
    News organizations are reporting that authorities in Boston believe at least one of the explosive devices in Boston was a pressure cooker. (Yes, like the closed pot you might use to cook rice at home.) As it happens, pressure cookers have a nefarious history in counterterrorism circles. In 2004, the Department of Homeland Security was concerned enough about pressure cooker bombs to issue an alert to federal and state security officials: “A technique commonly taught in Afghan terrorist training camps is the use/conversion of pressure cookers into IEDs,” the bulletin warned. That bulletin cited several plots from 2002 to 2004...
  • Explosives Used at Boston Marathon Were Pressure Cooker Bombs (Video)

    04/16/2013 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/13 | Jim Hoft
    The explosives used at the Boston Marathon were pressure cooker bombs. These were not particularly well built bombs. These bombs were first used in Afghanistan. Happening Now reported:
  • Officials: 2 devices caused explosions, no unexploded devices found

    04/16/2013 8:30:41 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | April 16, 2013
    Only two explosive devices were involved in an “act of cowardice” that left at least 176 people injured and three dead near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon yesterday, city officials said today. “Make no mistake, an act of cowardice and of this severity can not be justified or explained; it can only be answered,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said during a press conference at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel today. “The loss we’ve suffered is enormous.” Authorities said the explosions were caused by two devices. No unexploded devices were found, Gov. Deval Patrick said. Other...
  • FPSRussia Home Raided by ATF

    03/28/2013 7:01:46 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 21 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Mar. 28, 2013 | Daniel Terrill
    The ATF served a federal search warrant at the Georgia home of the popular Youtuber FPSRussia with the intention of finding explosives on Tuesday. Investigators suspect Kyle Myers, the host of the show, might be violating federal law with what he does, to the delight of many, with explosives on Youtube. Federal agents, accompanied by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and deputies with surrounding counties, searched Myers’ home along with his father’s 60-acre farm, where the show is filmed, in Carnesville. However, Kitty Wandel, the producer of the show, said that it was just her at the house at the...
  • FBI: Man Attempted To Bomb Bank, Trying To Set Off US Civil War

    02/08/2013 4:19:55 PM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2-8-2013 | Pete Williams
    FBI: Man Attempted To Bomb Bank, Trying To Set Off US Civil War By Pete Williams, NBC NewsFebruary 8, 2013 The FBI, ending a sting, says it has arrested a California man after he tried to set off what he thought was a car bomb at a bank in Oakland. Matthew Aaron Llaneza, 28, of San Jose, was arrested Friday morning, capping a months-long undercover investigation, the Justice Department said. Agents say he met last November with someone he thought was connected with the Taliban but who was actually an FBI agent. Prosecutors say Llaneza proposed car-bombing a bank in...
  • Illegal Alien Faces 30 Years After Admitting Capitol Bomb Plot

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

    10/05/2012 2:33:19 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Al-arabiya ^ | Friday, 05 October 2012
    Last Updated: Fri Oct 05, 2012 07:26 am (KSA) 04:26 am (GMT) Film ‘Stolen’ exposes modern-day slavery in Polisario camps Friday, 05 October 2012 The film, Stolen, the story of a Sahrawi girl called Fatim Sellami, herself a slave, who was reunited with her mother after 35 years of separation with the help of the United Nations. (Image grab from film Stolen By KHADIJA FATHI AGADIR / MOROCCO A controversial documentary film that exposes slavery in the Western Sahara camps controlled by the Polisario front has been screened in Morocco’s coastal resort city of Agadir. The film, directed by Violeta...
  • Police: Man Says He Had Explosives in Wis. Capitol

    01/15/2013 2:09:28 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/15/13 | Leslie Dyste/AP
    Police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened the Wisconsin Capitol on his Facebook page and then told officers he had a molotov cocktail in his backpack after entering the building. The arrest occurred Tuesday afternoon, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker was scheduled to deliver his State of the State speech to lawmakers at the Capitol. Police closed one entrance and evacuated a portion of the building as they investigated the contents of the man's backpack outside.
  • Mayhem in Mali: Implications of the Military Coup in Bamako

    03/24/2012 1:20:28 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 5+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 3/23/2012 | Andrew McGregor
    Executive Summary:On March 21, 2012, a group of Army mutineers appeared on Mali's national television station to declare that they had ended President Amadou Toumani Toure's regime and put in place the “National Committee for the Return of Democracy and the Restoration of State” (CNRDR). In the days following the coup, the leader of the CNRDR – Captain Amadou Sanago, a virtually unknown junior officer, has shown an inability to command discipline from his troops – who have looted the capital. The disappearance of President Toure and the factional infighting of the Army have made the country defenseless against AQIM’s...
  • "Hippie" Allegedly Caught With Explosive Powder Previously Stabbed A Bouncer, Stole His Pizza

    01/04/2013 8:05:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | 1-4-13 | Christopher Robbins
    Aaron Greene, the 31-year-old Harvard grad who was arrested on Saturday morning with his pregnant girlfriend for allegedly possessing explosive powder and shotguns, previously stabbed a bouncer in 2005 with an eleven-inch butcher knife and served eight months in jail. The man he stabbed says that the altercation began after Greene stole his slice of pizza and stalked him through the Lower East Side—and soon after the stabbing he predicted Greene was more dangerous than authorities believed at the time. "I told the District Attorney that one of these days, he's gonna shoot up a schoolyard or blow up a...
  • Embracing Anarchism Is Like Making Love To A Cactus, Prickly At Best

    01/01/2013 4:44:46 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces | 01-01-13 | Skookum
    The Anarchist Coloring Book An OWS activist and his pregnant girl friend were arrested on bomb paraphernalia charges. The arrests have brought forth images of Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, the friends and former neighbors of the Obamas. Both couples are from privileged backgrounds and have excellent educations. Of course, there is a difference, Ayers is an admitted communist with the proverbial lower case "c". The more recent wanna be terrorists, Morgan Gliedman, a Park Avenue child of wealth and privilege, who now has the distinction of giving birth to her daughter while incarcerated; and her boyfriend...
  • Man drives car with make-shift explosives into students in northern China, injuring 13

    12/24/2012 10:19:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2012
    BEIJING – A man in northern China has rammed a car loaded with a gas tank and firecrackers into a group of middle school students, injuring 13. The official Xinhua News Agency says the man attempted to set off an explosion after running down 23 students at Fengning No. 1 Middle School in northern China's Hebei province on Monday. The man is in police custody.
  • Doyline evacuation extended; 6M pounds of black powder to be moved (LA)

    12/03/2012 6:53:01 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    KSLA12 ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | Carolyn Roy
    CAMP MINDEN, LA (KSLA) - Authorities now believe they're dealing with more than 6 million pounds of M6 powder at Camp Minden. Original estimates had the stockpile officials say was improperly stored on property leased by Explo Systems, Inc. at 1 million pounds.
  • Pakistani Brothers Arrested in Florida for Plotting to Obtain & Use Weapon...

    12/01/2012 3:36:42 AM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies
    (AP) via THE BLAZE.com ^ | November 30, 2012 10:00 pm | n/a
    "Pakistani Brothers Arrested in Florida for Plotting to Obtain and Use Weapon of Mass Destruction Against Americans" SNIPPET: "MIAMI (AP) — Two South Florida men of Pakistani descent have been charged with plotting to provide material support to terrorists and to use a weapon of mass destruction within the U.S., federal prosecutors said Friday. The men were identified as brothers Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, and 20-year-old Raees Alam Qazi. Both are naturalized U.S. citizens originally from Pakistan and both were arrested in the Fort Lauderdale area, prosecutors said."
  • Airliner Security Leaves Travelers More Vulnerable in Airports

    11/14/2012 9:34:24 AM PST · by LSUfan · 16 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 Nov 2012 | Unattributed
    Since the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, the federal government has gone to great lengths to keep weaponry of all sorts from finding its way on airliners. The effectiveness of these measures is open to debate, but the idea has been to prevent items such as explosive devices fashioned in the form of contact lens saline solution bottles, shaving cream cans and the like from finding their way onto an airliner. The TSA is also supposed to be on the lookout for box cutters (and pocket knifes and fingernail files), as well as shoes loaded with...
  • Poland found explosives on wreckage of president's plane: report

    10/30/2012 6:59:05 AM PDT · by chopperman · 16 replies
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish investigators found traces of explosives on the wreckage of the government jet that crashed in Russia two years ago, killing Poland's president and 95 others, daily Rzeczpospolita reported on Tuesday.
  • Indonesia 'foils plot to attack US missions'

    10/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    (AFP) via FRANCE24.com ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2012 - 17H48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java. Indonesian police have arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman says." SNIPPET: "The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta that houses the office of American mining giant Freeport-McMoran, police said. Police said they were from a new outfit called HASMI, the Sunni Movement for Indonesian Society, and explosives and a bomb-making manual...
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • Iran atomic chief says 'explosives' cut power at facility

    Iran's nuclear chief said Monday that "terrorists and saboteurs" might have infiltrated the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to derail his nation's atomic program, in an unprecedentedly harsh attack on the integrity of the U.N. organization and its probe of allegations that Tehran is striving to make nuclear arms. Fereydoun Abbasi also rebuked the United States in comments to the IAEA's 155-nation general conference, reflecting Iran's determination to continue defying international pressure aimed at curbing its nuclear program and nudging it toward cooperation with the IAEA inspection. As such, the speech was bound to give a greater voice...
  • Suspicion about explosives in two flights to the USA

    08/15/2012 6:19:05 PM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    translated from Focus.De ^ | 8/15/2012 | VladTepesblog/Eeyore
    Suspicion about explosives in two flights to the USA According to information from FOCUS Online, serious incidents happened on Tuesday in two transatlantic flights to the USA from the Frankfurt airport. The two planes remained for security reasons on the ground due to the strong suspicion that explosive charges were placed in the washrooms (of the planes). As confirmed by US Airways on Wednesday upon request, flight 703 to Philadelphia was – among others – cancelled. This was also confirmed by eyewitnesses to FOCUS Online. After having checked-in, one was told that an indefinable package was found in the washrooms...
  • Car Explodes From Improvised Explosive Device In Blacksburg

    08/02/2012 6:31:53 AM PDT · by FormerRep · 19 replies
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (CBSDC) – Police are investigating an explosion that damaged a passenger vehicle in Blacksburg. Blacksburg police say an improvised explosive device exploded near several parked vehicles at about 2:50 a.m in the 400 block of Harrell Street. More at site.
  • Denver shooting suspect's bomb could have "destroyed apartment complex": police

    07/21/2012 9:06:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2012 | Chris Francescani
    (Reuters) - The sophisticated booby-trap devices Denver-area shooting suspect James Holmes set at his apartment could have killed first responders and destroyed the apartment complex in a massive inferno, an official involved in the probe said on Saturday. Bomb experts entered the 800-square-foot apartment in the Denver suburb of Aurora after a controlled explosion on Saturday. Inside they found 30 aerial shells filled with gunpowder, two containers brimming with liquid accelerants and an unknown number of bullets left to explode in the resulting fire, according to a law enforcement official on the scene with expertise in improvised explosives. "Given the...
  • Explosives in Colo. shooter's apt. successfully deactivated

    CBS News) AURORA, Colo. - Bomb technicians were successful in deactivating an explosive device installed in the apartment of the Aurora shooting suspect apartment. A law enforcement official, citing the ongoing investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press and said officers disarmed one explosive with a "water shot" - a device that emits a shock wave and water, Officers are evaluating a second disarmed explosive with a robot-mounted video camera. Earlier Saturday, bomb experts executed a controlled detonation of a triggering device in the apartment.