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  • Schumer: Feds must work faster to test explosive detectors

    04/03/2016 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 5:20 AM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    The Department of Homeland Security must move faster to test explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks and to determine if the devices can be installed at airports and train stations across the country, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said. For about eight years, federal officials have funded the development of the electronic trace detection system, which would be capable of continuously monitoring an area for vapor from explosives, including the bomb-making material TATP. But while the technology has proved successful in laboratory tests, it hasn’t been scheduled for government field tests until the...
  • Quantity of Explosive Found in Belgium Surprises Officials

    03/23/2016 7:47:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | March 23, 2016 | C J Chivers
    The announcement by the Belgian authorities that they had confiscated more than 30 pounds of the explosive TATP from a dwelling used by the attackers in Brussels was, in some ways, an expected development. But it contained one detail that bomb-disposal technicians and security officials regarded with surprise: the quantity of the particular explosive involved.TATP, also known as triacetone triperoxide, is a white, crystalline explosive also used in the attacks in Paris in November, though it caused few casualties compared with the terrorists’ assault rifles. Highly unstable and sensitive to shock, friction and heat, it breaks down quickly in air....
  • Brussels terrorists probably used explosive nicknamed ‘the Mother of Satan’

    03/23/2016 5:55:28 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 23 Mar 2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    The two nail-laced blasts that tore through the Brussels airport Tuesday morning shredded people in the departure area as the shock wave shattered windows and ripped tiles from the ceiling. A little more than an hour later, another explosion peeled open the side of a metro car in the middle of the city, killing and maiming dozens more. Belgian investigators are starting to piece together how a cell of Islamic State operatives managed to build at least three bombs and kill at least 31 people in a city that has been on high alert since the Paris attacks last fall....
  • Hillary: 'Easy Accessibility to Powerful Explosives' Hampers Terror Fight

    03/22/2016 9:15:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/22/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it "unrealistic to say we're going to completely shut down our borders to everyone" after the Brussels terror attacks. "It was just terrible horror. The idea that the terrorists are continuing to strike at the heart of Europe and now Brussels and the number of casualties from what looked to be fairly sophisticated, coordinated attacks is deeply distressing," Clinton told MSNBC this morning. "We've got to stand in solidarity with our European allies as they have stood with us on so many occasions. And we have to intensify our...
  • CHP arrests Rohnert Park street racers, finds illegal firecrackers

    12/21/2015 10:27:03 PM PST · by rey · 20 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 21 Dec 2015 | Julie Johnson
    CHP officers seized 11 illegal firecrackers from one of two Sonoma men arrested on suspicion of street racing after the drivers were spotted before dawn Monday speeding on Rohnert Park Expressway, authorities said. At about 12:30 a.m. Monday , Officer Blair Hardcastle saw a gray Nissan 350Z and a white Infiniti G35 speeding at upwards of 80 mph while heading east on Rohnert Park Expressway near Highway 101, CHP spokesman Officer Jon Sloat said. The speed limit on the road is 35 mph. After being pulled over, the drivers admitted to racing each other, Sloat said. Officers arrested Infinity driver...
  • Cops Find BURIED EXPLOSIVES in Mid-Missouri – Before Mysterious Cell Phone Purchases Were Made

    12/14/2015 4:12:17 PM PST · by daisy12 · 135 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 14, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Now this… A stash of explosives was discovered in Mark Twain National Forest in Mid-Missouri in October....... --snip-- Since the suspicious activity first leaked last week, the investigation has progressively revealed worse details, working retroactively to bring to light every alarming thing that happened before two men were stopped in a Lebanon Walmart. Now, it seems to have reach a head, after an incident in October provides some potential answers as to what is being plotted from the center of our country, and what targets are at imminent risk. A man who was hunting in the Mark Twain National Forest,...
  • Breaking: Cops Find BURIED EXPLOSIVES in Mid-Missouri – Before Mysterious Cell Phone Purchases

    12/14/2015 10:30:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI was alerted after a large quantity of cell phones was purchased at several mid-Missouri Walmarts last week. walmart phone Early Saturday morning two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM in the morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them. The Macon County Sheriff’s office is investigating a second suspicious purchase of dozens of cellphones at the Columbia Walmart on Conley Road. A third suspicious purchase was made...
  • Cops Find BURIED EXPLOSIVES in Mid-Missouri – Before Mysterious Cell Phone Purchases Were Made

    12/14/2015 8:25:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-14-15 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI was alerted after a large quantity of cell phones was purchased at several mid-Missouri Walmarts last week. (Snip) Now this... A stash of explosives was discovered in Mark Twain National Forest in Mid-Missouri in October.
  • Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian

    12/12/2015 1:31:21 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    WCVG.com ^ | Dec 12, 2015 | Don Melvin
    By Don Melvin CNN Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian Suspects arrested on suspicion of manufacture, concealment, transport of explosives and toxic gases UPDATED 1:55 PM EST Dec 12, 2015 (CNN) Swiss police have arrested two people with Syrian passports and found traces of potential bomb-making chemicals in a car as security remains high around Geneva amid a terrorism alert and a hunt for suspects, authorities said Saturday. Authorities have been looking for at least two people with indirect links to suspects in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks. It was not immediately clear whether Saturday's arrests were linked to...
  • Swiss authorities arrest two Syrians with traces of explosives

    12/11/2015 1:38:20 PM PST · by csvset · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | Reuters
    Two Syrian nationals were arrested in Geneva on Friday and traces of explosives were found in their car, the local newspaper Tribune de Geneve and Swiss television said. The newspaper gave no details on the identity of the two men or the circumstances of their arrest. It said it was unclear whether the arrests were linked to a heightened security alert Geneva authorities had declared last Thursday. It remained in effect at level 3 on a scale of 5. "Two men of Syrian origin were arrested in Geneva on Friday," Swiss television said on its nightly news broadcast. "Traces of...
  • Terrorist Cells Find Foothold in Balkans

    12/11/2005 11:06:07 AM PST · by kronos77 · 28 replies · 629+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2005 | Rade Maroevic and Daniel Williams
    In particular, Islamic radicals are looking to create cells of so-called white al Qaeda, non-Arab members who can evade racial profiling used by police forces to watch for potential terrorists. "They want to look European to carry out operations in Europe," said a Western intelligence agent in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Montenegro, adjacent to Bosnia. "It's yet another evolution in the tools used by terrorists." ... n addition, Serbian police accidentally came across a key suspect in the March 2004 bombings of Madrid commuter trains while he was traveling through the country by train. He arrived in the...
  • Explosives Found in Packages Bound for U.S. at Cairo Airport: Report

    11/24/2015 3:45:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | November 23, 2015
    Two DHL packages containing explosive materials were found by security officials at the Cairo International Airport Tuesday. Reports say the packages were making their way to the United States through London. Ahram.org reports: The source at the airport said that the parcels, weighting about 10kg, were going through security procedures when the explosive substances were detected by the X-Ray scans. The two parcels underwent further examinations which confirmed the existence of explosives. The official said that the parcels have been put under heavy security until authorities can identify their owners.
  • Report: German stadium evacuated after ambulance filled with explosives found

    11/17/2015 12:12:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 11/17/15 | Q13 Fox
    A German newspaper is reporting that a soccer match in Hannover was canceled because an ambulance full of explosives was found out front following a bomb threat. There was no immediate confirmation of that report, though the Hannover chief of police was quoted by multiple sources as saying "there was a device intended to be detonated inside the stadium."
  • 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...
  • The Shadow Team (from HILLARY'S SECRET WAR)

    07/12/2005 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 84 replies · 2,583+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 12, 2005 | Richard Poe
    HILLARY'S SECRET WAR The Shadow Team Posted: July 12, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening look into New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans – via the Internet.If that sounds too fantastic to be true, read on. By Richard...
  • 79-year-old explosive enthusiast's death not likely caused by dynamite on property, police say

    09/12/2015 2:00:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 12, 2015 | John Counts
    Though Elwood Hansen's rural property had both ample amounts of fireworks and dynamite on it, authorities don't think the explosives had anything to do with what blew up his solidly built, 140-year-old stone house while he was inside. The 79-year-old Bridgewater Township man was likely asleep in his bedroom when he was killed in the blast around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Chuck Bachmeier. At least one of his two dogs also died in the explosion. The other was unaccounted for. No one else was injured, according to Bachmeier. A neighbor told The News Hansen, who...
  • 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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...
  • Explosive Device Targets UNRWA Offices in Gaza

    04/19/2015 12:06:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 4/19/2015, 4:44 AM | Ben Ariel
    An explosive device went off near the offices of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza City Saturday night, AFP reported. A second struck near police headquarters, the report said. UNRWA and Gaza security officials said there were no dead or injured. […] UNRWA facilities in Gaza were at the forefront during last year’s Operation Protective Edge. During the operation, no fewer than three UNRWA schools were found to be serving for storage of rockets for the terrorist organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad. …
  • Black Panther Party members face new Ferguson bomb charges

    04/02/2015 11:18:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | April 2, 2015 | Staff
    Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin(VIDEO-AT-LINK)ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two members of the New Black Panther Party face felony charges for conspiracy to use explosives to damage property during the Ferguson protests. The Department of Justice says Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin wanted to use the explosives against people, buildings, vehicles and property. They say Davis and Baldwin also made an illegal firearms purchase at a Hazelwood Cabela’s store. If convicted they face up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.
  • Buckybomb shows potential power of nanoscale explosives

    03/06/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 3/5/15 | Lisa Zyga
    Buckybomb shows potential power of nanoscale explosives Mar 05, 2015 by Lisa Zyga Enlarge Molecular configuration of an exploding buckybomb. Credit: ACS (Phys.org)—Scientists have simulated the explosion of a modified buckminsterfullerene molecule (C60), better known as a buckyball, and shown that the reaction produces a tremendous increase in temperature and pressure within a fraction of a second. The nanoscale explosive, which the scientists nickname a "buckybomb," belongs to the emerging field of high-energy nanomaterials that could have a variety of military and industrial applications. The researchers, Vitaly V. Chaban, Eudes Eterno Fileti, and Oleg V. Prezhdo at the University of...
  • Iranian 'diplomat' caught gathering intel on Israeli embassy flees Uruguay

    02/08/2015 11:23:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/8/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    An Iranian 'diplomat' who was caught gathering intelligence on the Israeli embassy in Uruguay has fled that country. Ahmed Sabatgold, 32, a political consultant in the Iranian embassy in Montevideo, was suspected of being involved in placing an explosive device near the new Israeli embassy in early January, the Uruguayan El Observador newspaper reported Sunday. Haaretz reported on Friday that the Uruguayan government had expelled an Iranian diplomat on suspicion of involvement in the attempted bomb attack on the Israeli embassy. The publication caused a great deal of embarrassment in Montevideo, where the government had tried to keep the...
  • Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: ‘We’re Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex’ (barf)

    01/20/2015 10:04:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 20, 2015 – 02:55 PM | Britta Sandberg
    Mauritanian national Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been held at Guantanamo for 12 years now without trial and despite a dearth of evidence. A diary he kept of his torture is now being published around the world. […] He was accused of having been acquainted with the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and of having provided them with support and sending them to Afghanistan to receive training. He has also been accused of involvement in the Millennium Plot, the foiled terrorist attack targeting the Los Angeles International Airport. At least that’s the claim made by Ahmed Ressam, the...
  • The Blackest of Fridays Planned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

    11/28/2014 5:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “We must keep our hatred (against the U.S.) alive and fan it to paroxysm!” raved Che Guevara in his Message to the Tri-Continental Conference in 1966. “The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we’ll destroy him! We must bring the war to the imperialist enemies’ very home, to his places of work and recreation.”Fortunately on Nov. 17 1962, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI foiled the “war” Castro and Che had planned for us—and in some of some of our very favorite “places of recreation.” To wit: In those days Macy’s got around 50,000 shoppers on...
  • 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...