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  • France arrests new suspect in foiled terror plot

    12/17/2016 2:11:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 December 2016
    French judicial authorities have arrested and charged a sixth suspect in a foiled militant plot to attack sites in the Paris region, a judicial source said on Saturday. France has been under a state of emergency since a wave The 31-year old suspect has been placed in preventive detention and accused of cooperation with "criminal terrorists" and of having supplied weapons to his accomplices, the source said. Five other men suspected of being part of the plot are in custody after simultaneous police swoops last month in the southern port city of Marseille and in Strasbourg in northeast France. Investigators...
  • French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

    11/21/2016 6:02:34 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 21 NOV 2016 | wire
    France said it had foiled a militant plot and arrested seven people in the southern port city of Marseille and the eastern city of Strasbourg. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the seven people of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin, aged 29 to 37, had been detained on Sunday. Two were arrested in Marseille. Most of the others, he said on Monday, were arrested in Strasbourg - a city where one of oldest and largest Christmas markets is set to open this week. “An attack has been foiled ... The scale of the terrorist threat is enormous and it is not...
  • (TWITTER) Insider Says GOP Coup Attempt Thwarted

    @JackPosobiec SCOOP: The DC Beltway is livid at Trump today. House staffers are telling me they all actually thought Trump would drop out this weekend RNC leaders were telling members that after the tape leaked that Trump would drop out so they all needed to unendorse him first So now its chaos, members were told Trump was dropping and Pence was taking over so that's why so many publicly attacked Trump But now Trump is staying in, and after his strong debate performance and solid support levels they are worried they just screwed themselves The establishment plan was Pence would...
  • Latest: Officer who stopped mall stabbing deflects praise

    09/18/2016 6:23:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 18, 2016 | AP
    <p>6:10 p.m.</p> <p>The off-duty police officer who shot and killed a man suspected of stabbing nine people in a Minnesota mall is deflecting praise from people who call him a hero.</p> <p>Jason Falconer is being hailed by authorities, Gov. Mark Dayton and others for stopping a man suspected of carrying out the attack Saturday night in a St. Cloud mall. Federal authorities say they are treating it as a potential act of terrorism.</p>
  • FBI nabs 3 Palm Beach County men trying to join ISIS- used code words like ‘soccer team’

    07/23/2016 6:20:48 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 26 replies
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs; ABC NEWS via Bizpac Review ^ | July 23, 2016 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs; ABC NEWS via Bizpac Review Frieda Powers
    Three Florida men who were planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS are now facing federal charges of conspiring and attempting to support the Islamic State. The Palm Beach County men’s plot to travel to Syria to engage in “violent jihad” was thwarted, federal authorities said Friday.
  • Va. Supreme Court overturns felons’ rights restoration

    07/22/2016 3:26:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 6:23 pm | Amanda Iacone
    WASHINGTON — The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down executive orders issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe that would have allowed more than 200,000 felons to register to vote and participate in the November presidential election. The decision, issued late Friday, requires registrars to strike the names of any felons who registered to vote under the umbrella of three executive orders McAuliffe signed this year. The order gives county and state officials a month to strike those names. Chief Justice Donald Lemons wrote the decision. Three justices issued dissenting opinions. In April, McAuliffe restored the civil rights of felons who had...
  • Brazilian police arrest 10 people and hunt two more as they smash ISIS plan for attacks on Olympics

    07/21/2016 8:52:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 21 July 2016 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline and Chris Summers For Mailonline
    Brazil's federal police today arrested 10 people and smashed a network allied to ISIS that was preparing 'acts of terrorism' at next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. President Michel Temer has called an emergency cabinet meeting and Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said the operation spanned nine states across Brazil, although the arrests were made in the southern states of Sao Paulo and Parana. A court in Parana said there were indications the group was planning to use weapons to launch attacks similar to the Paris atrocities in November last year. Earlier this month Mr Moraes said a jihadist...
  • Footage Captures Man Accused Of Building Chemical Weapon Inside Walmart Store

    07/21/2016 6:38:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/21/2016
    The man wearing all black is initially seen in the security footage from June 18 blending in like any other shopper. But, authorities say, he didn’t come to the store to shop, but to build a chemical weapon. “This is a very bizarre case,” said Eric Sonstegard, the Oxnard Assistant Police Chief. Detectives identified the suspect as Martin Reyes. They say he went to the store after conducting research online on how to build a deadly chemical weapon. Once inside the store, police said the man assembled all of the ingredients from store shelves, which included some kind of electronic...
  • AMERICAN ISIS WANNABE NABBED IN ELABORATE STING, FBI SAYS

    05/24/2016 6:19:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 24 MAY 2016 | AARON KATERSKY
    Federal officials arrested a young New York City man today for allegedly supporting ISIS - the culmination of an elaborate FBI and NYPD sting operation in which the 22-year-old was duped by at least four undercover law enforcement agents, according to court documents. Bronx resident Sajmir Alimehmeti was arrested before dawn this morning without incident. A criminal complaint filed by the Department of Justice alleges that he helped a person he believed to be an ISIS recruit - who was in fact working for federal authorities - travel to Syria to fight with ISIS by giving advice and helping the...
  • Two 'would-be hitmen' arrested on Chinese border entering North Korea to kill Kim Jong-Un

    04/11/2016 2:07:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jenny Stanton
    * Hitmen 'planning to kill' Kim Jong-un have been arrested, it is claimed * They were reportedly arrested near Tumen River at the border with China * North Korean guards who detained them were apparently rewarded * One suspect is said to be a defector and at least one is a Chinese national ___________________________________________ Hitmen who were planning to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been detained, according to reports. At least two people - one of whom is believed to be a North Korean defector, and at least one Chinese national - were arrested near Tumen River at...
  • Belgian police arrest six in bombing probe, French foil Paris plot

    03/24/2016 8:08:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 25, 2016 | Alastair Macdonald, Ingrid Melander and Foo Yun Chee
    Belgian police arrested six people in their probe of Tuesday's Islamic State suicide bombings in Brussels, while authorities in France said they thwarted a militant plot there "that was at an advanced stage." The federal prosecutor's office in Belgium said on Thursday that the arrests came during police searches in the Brussels neighbourhoods of Schaerbeek in the north and Jette in the west, as well as in the centre of the Belgian capital. The arrests came days after suicide bombers hit the Brussels airport and a metro train, killing at least 31 people and wounding some 270 in the worst...
  • Police disrupt terror plot by Muslim biker gang (Belgium)

    12/31/2015 3:36:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Police arrested several members of a Muslim biker gang in Belgium who they say planned to strike terror in the heart of Brussels during New Year's celebrations. The men are members of a Muslim biker gang called the Kamikaze Riders and are suspected to have discussed attacking Brussels' Grand Place square and other crowded sites as well as police and military facilities, a senior Belgian counter-terrorism official told CNN on condition of anonymity. The plot appears to have been "inspired but not directed," by the Islamic State, also called ISIS, the counter-terrorism official said. This is the exact terminology -...
  • 4 California students arrested for plotting mass shooting

    10/05/2015 1:33:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies
    Aol.com ^ | 10/5/15 | Aol
    4 California students arrested for plotting mass shooting Four northern California students have been arrested for plotting to carry out a shooting at a high school, authorities said. Authorities took four unidentified students into custody after they uncovered their plan to shoot and kill faculty members and students at Summerville High School, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday. "The suspects plan was very detailed in nature and included names of would be victims, locations and the methods in which the plan was to be carried out," the sheriff's department said in a Facebook post.
  • Pokemon World Championship Alleged Shooting Plot: How It Was Foiled

    08/24/2015 7:05:39 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/24/2015 | Alyssa Newcomb
    An alleged plot to inflict violence at the Pokemon World Championship was foiled after security officers at the venue where the event was being held alerted the Boston Police Department to a series of threats posted on social media, authorities said. James Stumbo, 27, and Kevin Norton, 18, both of Iowa, had no prior criminal history before they were arraigned today. They face numerous gun charges after police found weapons in their car parked outside a convention center in Boston. Norton walked into court wearing a camouflage hunting t-shirt; Stumbo wore a grey shirt. Both are also charged with making...
  • Ga. man holds would-be carjacker at gunpoint until cops arrive: ‘You woke up stupid this morning’

    05/22/2015 12:20:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Georgia man says he has no regrets after he turned the tables on a would-be carjacker and held him on the ground at gunpoint until police arrived. Hashim Fannin said he was pulling into a parking spot at the Family Dollar in northwest Atlanta earlier this month when Edgar Horn, 61, slid into the passenger seat after Mr. Fannin’s doors automatically unlocked, a local ABC affiliate reported. “He told me, ‘You know what this is,’ ” Mr. Fannin recalled. Thats’ when he pulled out his gun on the suspect. “I asked him to get out the car, probably not...
  • Husband of Woman Arrested in Terror Plot Recounts What Happened When She Was Taken Into Custody

    04/03/2015 8:21:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NY1 ^ | 4/3
    NY1 Exclusive: Husband of Woman Arrested in Terror Plot Recounts What Happened When She Was Taken Into CustodyIn a story you'll only see on NY1, the husband of one of the women accused of plotting to bomb the city takes us inside their home and walks us through what happened when she was taken in to custody.Abu Bakr said his wife and two children were sleeping when federal agents came knocking early Thursday morning to arrest Noelle Velentzas on terrorism charges. "She was here sleeping on that side, and the little one here," Bakr said. Prosecutors say Velentzas and her...
  • Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case [Obama's Safe World!]

    03/20/2015 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | March 20, 2015
    Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida in Iran to derail a train in Canada, arrives at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto 23 April 2013 Chiheb Esseghaier said he only wanted to be judged by the Koran Two Canadian men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train going from New York to Toronto have been found guilty on multiple terror charges. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were arrested in 2013 after a surveillance and undercover operation. Jurors spent 10 days in deliberations before returning guilty...
  • Virginia Teen Accused of Helping Another Join ISIS

    03/04/2015 3:03:51 PM PST · by kristinn · 7 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    A teenager from Woodbridge, Virginia, is in custody accused of helping another young man travel to Syria to join ISIS. Sources tell News4 they fear the 17-year-old Osborne Park High School student may have tried to recruit other students to join ISIS.
  • Unemployed Ohio man allegedly planned bomb-and-shoot attack on U.S. Capitol

    01/15/2015 10:36:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated Jan 15, 2015 | By Ben Brumfield, Pamela Brown and Dana Ford, CNN
    (CNN) For months, 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell had been on the FBI's radar. Authorities said he left alarming posts on social media, talking about violent jihad. On Wednesday, agents arrested the Cincinnati, Ohio, man before he could put his alleged plot into action. Authorities say Cornell, who ostensibly tweeted under the name Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, hatched a simple scheme. It was similar to the Paris attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, but at a key location -- the U.S. Capitol, said a criminal complaint filed by an FBI agent. The plan: Set off pipe bombs to put lawmakers and...
  • Saudi National Detained At Fort Sam Houston, Explosives Found In Vehicle

    11/25/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by LSUfan · 44 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 24 Nov 14 | Unattributed
    <p>Officials at Fort Sam Houston say they’ve taken into custody the driver of a vehicle that military officials say contained explosive materials, and which sparked a lockdown at the San Antonio Army base.</p> <p>The Bexar County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that the lockdown was being handled by military police, and the sheriff’s department had no units assigned to the case.</p>
  • Australia anti-terrorism raid underway with more than 800 police

    09/18/2014 11:33:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/18/2014 | Lauren Raab
    Australian police are conducting what they called the largest counter-terrorism operation in the nation's history, with more than 800 police officers participating. Officials announced early Thursday that 15 people had been detained and one person charged "with serious terrorism-related offenses" allegedly related to plans for at least one beheading. The action comes less than a week after the Australian government raised its National Terrorism Public Alert level to "high" from "medium." Officials did not immediately offer details about what prompted Thursday's mass operation in the northwest suburbs of Sydney and in Brisbane. The suspects were planning to grab a random...
  • Australian terror raids: Parliament House attack plans intercepted

    09/18/2014 2:12:17 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 19th September 2014
    SECURITY is being ramped up at Parliament House, homes will be searched closely and ASIO has seized passports of Melbourne men, amid Australia’s largest counterterrorism raids in history. This morning the The Daily Telegraph revealed Australian Federal Police (AFP) will ramp up security at Parliament House after intelligence agencies picked up “chatter” about a potential random attack on Canberra. There are fears among national security and intelligence agencies the Prime Minister and other senior government officials are prime targets. Senior intelligence sources confirmed the building had been “scoped out” for a “Mumbai” style attack involving automatic weapons. It’s also believed...
  • Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv

    01/22/2014 12:21:28 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 35 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 22.01.14 | Amos Harel
    Shin Bet officials announced on Wednesday that they have arrested three Palestinians, two of them East Jerusalem residents with Israeli identification cards, for alleged involvement in an Al-Qaida plan to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The group had planned two simultaneous suicide attacks, the Shin Bet said, one at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem and the other at the United States embassy in Tel Aviv. The three men were arrested on December 25, a gag order on the case lifted Wednesday revealed. A high-ranking Shin Bet official told reporters in Tel Aviv that a member of one of...
  • Police say they thwarted (another) shooting plot at (Trinidad) Colorado school

    12/22/2013 3:03:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 21, 2013
    Police in southern Colorado say they thwarted a school shooting plot by two teenagers, one of whom idolized mass shooters, just a week after a student opened fire in the halls of a suburban Denver high school. Police Chief Charles Glorioso said Friday that the department’s school resource officer got a tip Thursday that two boys, ages 15 and 16, planned to carry out the attack at Trinidad High School after winter break. [Snip] Glorioso said investigators learned the 15-year-old had been bullied and had said he idolized the Columbine High School and Colorado theater shooters.
  • Yemen claims it foiled al-Qaida plot

    08/07/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 7, 2013 10:19 EDT
    A Yemeni government spokesman claims authorities have foiled a plot by al-Qaida militants aimed at taking control of two cities in the country, then storming strategic ports and bombing gas facilities.
  • 60 Terrorist Plots Since 9/11: Continued Lessons in Domestic Counterterrorism

    07/23/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | July 22, 2013 | Jessica Zuckerman, Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
    Abstract The Heritage Foundation has tracked post-9/11 terrorist plots against the United States in an effort to study the evolving nature of the threat and to garner lessons learned. The best way to protect the United States from terrorism is to ensure a strong and capable domestic counterterrorism enterprise—and to understand the continuing nature of the terror threat. The Boston Marathon bombing was the 59th publicly known terror plot against the United States since 9/11. In a political environment of sequestration on the one hand, and privacy concerns on the other, there are those on both sides of the aisle...
  • NSA head: Surveillance helped thwart more than 50 terror plots

    06/18/2013 7:15:31 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 18 Jun 13 | Sean Sullivan
    Intelligence officials said Tuesday that the government’s sweeping surveillance efforts have helped thwart “potential terrorist events” more than 50 times since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and the officials detailed two new examples to illustrate the utility of the programs. In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, officials cited a nascent plot to blow up the New York Stock Exchange and a case involving an individual providing financial support to an overseas terrorist group.
  • Security Expert: PRISM Did Not Foil 2009 Subway Plot – The British Did (Video)

    06/09/2013 1:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 9, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Security Expert Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer, from the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, told FOX News today that PRISM did not catch the 2009 New York Subway bombers, the British did. “Let me say very clearly. The 2009 thing is a MacGuffin. They did not use this program to get the 2009 bombing stopped. It was actually the British who helped us do that. And, more importantly they missed the Major Hassan Nidal attack. He was in touch with Anwar al-Awlaki. And, we missed the Boston bombing, too.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Buzzfeed backs this up: Defenders of the American government’s online spying...
  • Breaking: NSA Internet Spying Foils NSA Plot To Attack NSA

    06/08/2013 1:13:25 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 6 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 6-8-2013 | Karl Marx Treatment Center
    June 8, 2013 Breaking: NSA Internet Spying Foils NSA Plot To Attack NSA Karl Marx Treatment Center In a stunning development, the National Security Agency (NSA) reports that PRISM, the secret spy program that monitors all internet activity in the US and the world and stores all the data in acres and acres of massive super-cooled buildings somewhere in the desert, has uncovered an active ongoing plot by the NSA to use the PRISM program to monitor, spy on, and collect all the internet activity in the US, in violation of the NSA's charter that limits it to foreign spy...
  • FSB prevents terror act in Moscow by militants trained in Afghanistan, Pakistan (in Russia)

    05/20/2013 11:03:44 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 4 replies
    Russia Today ^ | May 20, 2013 14:49
    Russia’s FSB has foiled a terror attack in Moscow as they managed to kill two and detain one of the militants planning it, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said. The three men are “Russian citizens, arrived from Afghani-Pakistani region, where they have been trained,” the committee said. All three are said to practice Islam. Some reports suggest that the militants underwent training in Pakistan's Northern Waziristan, however, it is unknown which group they belong to. According to Russian special services, Waziristan is a hotbed of Taliban extremism. "There are also training camps for terrorists who come from all over the world....
  • Breaking: Boston Bombers Planned Times Square Hit With 1 Pressure Cooker & 5 Pipe Bombs

    04/25/2013 2:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 25, 2013 | Guest Blogger
    Posted By EdBigCon: The Bomber’s (Terrorists) stop for gas may have foiled the trip to New York City. NYPD Commissioner: Tsarnaev brothers had 6 IED’s for use in New York City, 1 Pressure Cooker Bomb and 5 Pipe Bombs. Fox News Report: The Boston Marathon bombing suspects had Times Square in their sights before law enforcement authorities put an end to their bloody terror spree, according to a top U.S. lawmaker who cited police sources. Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke of going to New York while driving the streets of Cambridge last Thursday, according to a man who was...
  • Boston Marathon 'bombers' planned to set off remaining explosives in New York

    04/25/2013 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 2:37 PM, April 25, 2013 | By DAVID SEIFMAN and LARRY CELONA
    The suspected Boston Marathon bombers wanted to attack New York — and specifically planned to blow up Times Square before they were captured, authorities said today.Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, hatched these plans on the fly, shortly after they carjacked a motorist a week ago tonight. The younger brother allegedly told investigators of their Big Apple plans this weekend from his hospital bed. FBI interrogators passed on the information to New York officials last night, according to Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
  • IDF Foils Rocket Attack on Southern Israel

    09/05/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/9/12 | Elad Benari
    The IDF foiled on Wednesday evening an attempt by Gaza-based terrorists to fire a rocket at southern Israel. According to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, IAF aircraft hit a terrorist squad in central Gaza, as it was making final preparations to fire a rocket. The statement added that the squad had been involved in previous rocket attacks on southern Israel. A direct hit at the targets was identified. .....
  • Maryland authorities thwart alleged mass shooting plot, seize 'arsenal of weapons'

    07/27/2012 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012
    DEVELOPING: Maryland authorities have thwarted an alleged mass shooting plot and seized an "arsenal of weapons," Fox News has learned. WJLA-TV reports that police foiled what they believe would have been a mass shooting by an Anne Arundel County man. The station, citing police sources, said the suspect was about to get fired from his job. He was arrested in Crofton, Md., Thursday night. A source close to the investigation confirmed the report to Fox News, saying the "subject is emotionally disturbed." The man called up his workplace and threatened to shoot people, the source said. When police took the...
  • Ramle Terrorist Tries to Burn Family Alive

    06/24/2012 2:58:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/12 | Maayana Miskin
    A terrorist attack in the central Israel city of Ramle could have ended in tragedy Friday. A local Arab man hurled a firebomb at a car as a woman and her young children sat inside. The attempt to burn the car was thwarted when the father of the family, Dvir Koula, appeared in time to put out the flames before they could ignite the vehicle. Suspects have been arrested in the attack. The Koula family is part of the local Garin Torani (Torah nucleus group), a group of religious-Zionist families that lives in the city and works to bolster Jewish...
  • Whoever Leaked the Underwear Bomber Story Ought to Be Nervous [damaging for undercover agents]

    The heat is on a U.S. official responsible for leaking details of al Qaeda's disrupted bomb plot to the Associated Press. On the Sunday talk shows, high-ranking officials in both chambers of Congress across both parties called for investigations and the prosecution of the man or woman who leaked details about the infiltration of al Qaeda's Yemen branch. Unlike previous situations, where government crackdowns on leakers has been criticized, this is appears to be a fairly clear-cut case of improper leaking. The mission, which resulted in the recovery of a sophisticated underwear bomb, was leaked to the AP before it...
  • Unmasked: Meet The FBI's Bridge Bomb Plot Snitch

    05/03/2012 5:22:15 AM PDT · by Ratman83 · 40 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | May 2, 2012
    The paid informant who helped orchestrate the FBI sting that resulted in the arrest of five anarchists for allegedly plotting to blow up an Ohio bridge is a convicted felon who was arrested on bad check and theft charges in the midst of his cooperation with federal investigators, The Smoking Gun has learned.Shaquille Azir, 39, was named in a pair of felony indictments filed in January in Cuyahoga County, according to court records. Azir, who TSG has identified as the informant in the federal bombing case, is accused in the indictments of passing bad checks on July 25, 2011 and...
  • Feds arrest man allegedly heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide mission

    02/17/2012 11:04:44 AM PST · by exbrit · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/17/12 | Mike Levine
    Authorities have arrested a man allegedly on his way to the U.S. Capitol for what he thought would be a suicide attack on one of the nation's most symbolic landmarks, Fox News has learned exclusively. The man, in his 30s and of Moroccan descent, was nabbed following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, initiated after he expressed interest in conducting an attack. It's unclear how the FBI learned of his aspirations. The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/17/feds-arrest-man-heading-to-us-capitol-for-suicide-mission/#ixzz1mfOJC9V5
  • 'Hanukkah Miracle' Nixes Likely Terror Attack

    12/27/2011 4:37:10 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/11 | David Lev
    An observant IDF soldier may have prevented a major terrorist attack in a large Israeli city, in what soldiers and commanders called a “Hanukkah miracle.” An Arab terrorist who may have been on his way to the town of Har Bracha in central Samaria, was nabbed Tuesday morning when an IDF soldier arrested him, finding two large pipe bombs on his person. What attracted the attention of the soldier was the unusually large bag the Arab was carrying. The soldier stopped the Arab, who was climbing up a hill that leads to Har Bracha, located near Shechem. The soldier grabbed...
  • Egyptian Report: Israeli Assassins Captured

    10/27/2011 6:18:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/10/11 | Elad Benari
    Egyptian security forces recently foiled an Israeli attempt to assassinate former President Hosni Mubarak and other senior Egyptian officials, the Egyptian weekly Rose al-YÅ«suf reported on Thursday. According to the report, the attempt was foiled after the members of the group were arrested. The group numbered four people, including one Egyptian citizen and three Israelis, the report said. A senior Egyptian security official told Rose al-YÅ«suf that the assassination was supposed to be carried out using a sniper, while Mubarak was hospitalized in Sharm el-Sheikh following his ouster earlier this year. The four were caught after one of the group...
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • U.S. Says Iran-Tied Terror Plot in Washington, D.C. Disrupted

    10/11/2011 11:13:22 AM PDT · by astuddis · 53 replies
    FBI and DEA agents have disrupted a plot to commit a "significant terrorist act in the United States" tied to Iran, federal officials told ABC News today. The officials said the plot included the assassination of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, with a bomb and subsequent bomb attacks on the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C. Bombings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were also discussed, according to the U.S. officials.
  • Robber gets Shot in Foiled Robbery Security Video

    07/14/2011 6:16:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    This is several years old. Can't find any other posting of it though. Note how the manager(?) uses his co-worker as concealment to draw his weapon... and then fires, oh soooo close, to that little baby... OMG... but I guess all's well that ends well! Good shooting. VIDEO HERE
  • Facebook chats alert authorities to Va. man's bomb threats [Muslim?]

    12/13/2010 2:24:47 PM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 7 replies
    An Arlington man is accused of threatening to set off bombs around D.C., including in the Metro system, but was caught through messages he sent on Facebook before a plot was developed. Awais Younis, who also goes by Sundullah "Sunny" Ghilzai as well as Mohhanmed Khan, was charged in federal court in Alexandria with making threatening communications. Younis, who was born in Afghanistan, used Facebook to threaten to set off explosives, according to an affidavit for his arrest by Joseph Lesinski, a special agent with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Authorities were tipped off to Younis by an unidentified...
  • Report: Times Square Bombing Suspect Planned Other NYC Attacks

    05/18/2010 10:45:22 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 13 replies · 509+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05-18-10 | R.M. Schneiderman
    Had he succeeded in detonating a car bomb in Times Square earlier this month, Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the failed bombing, planned other attacks at major New York landmarks, WNYW reported Tuesday. Citing a person close to the investigation, the television station said Shahzad planned attacks at Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal and the World Financial Center. Shahzad also allegedly planned an attack against Sikorsky, a defense contractor based in Connecticut.
  • Fox Breaking: Police Foil Bomb Plot in Jersey City (N.J.) Pizzeria

    05/17/2010 9:12:48 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 87 replies · 2,924+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/10 | FoxNews
    Fox TV says police searching for several men involved in a bomb plot. No info on the Fox site other than a headline
  • Analysts: Times Square Plot May Signify Terrorist Tactical Shift

    05/05/2010 10:49:26 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 12 replies · 379+ views
    VOA News ^ | May 5, 2010 | Gary Thomas
    The stunning events of September 11, 2001, were a potential template for future terrorist attacks. But since then, al-Qaida and its affiliates have been unable to mount a similar encore in the United States. The foiled Times Square attack may be a sign that these groups have been forced to shift tactics to smaller operations that are less spectacular, but are also harder to detect. Former CIA counterterrorism chief Robert Grenier says the failed Times Square bombing last Saturday may indicate that al-Qaida and its allies have abandoned more grandiose plans for the United States and are emphasizing smaller but...
  • SPIDERMAN foiled a would-be thief as Jedi Knights blocked his escape route.

    05/03/2010 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 561+ views
    The Sun ^ | 5/3/10 | staff
    No, it's not a comic book plot but the scene which unravelled in a Australian book store on Saturday. Store owner Michael Baulderstone, dressed as Spiderman, spotted the man trying to steal an X-Men book worth $160 (£97). The 45-year-old called for back-up and the hapless thief was surrounded by superheroes within seconds.
  • NY man pleads guilty in plot to bomb NYC subway

    04/23/2010 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies · 284+ views
    AP/GoogleNews ^ | 4/23/10 | TOM HAYS
    A New York man said Friday that a plan to attack the city subway system was ordered by al-Qaida leaders two years ago while he was in Pakistan with a friend, a former airport shuttle driver who has since admitted to the plot. Zarein Ahmedzay, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to charges including conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the foiled New York City subway bomb plot from fall 2009.
  • Egypt Foiled Attacks on Jewish Tourists, US Ships

    01/31/2010 9:29:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 228+ views
    INN ^ | 1/31/2010 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Egyptian sources revealed on Sunday that its intelligence forces two months ago arrested approximately two dozen terrorists who planned to attack Jews visiting the tomb of the revered 19th century Rabbi Yaakov Abhatzeira. They also plotted to strike American ships in the Suez Canal and banks in Cairo and Alexandria. The terrorists also were in possession of a large quantity of explosives used for Hamas rocket attacks. The cell was attempting to join the “Jihad in Darfur” and had been training at a desert camp near the Mediterranean Coast.