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  • 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.
  • Obama awaits intelligence reports on foiled attack

    12/31/2009 11:14:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 854+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/31/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama was Thursday due to receive initial findings into the botched bombing of a US plane, amid reports that US agencies failed to share key information about the would-be bomber. According to The Washington Post, the report details how agencies failed to divulge or highlight intelligence gathered about the young Nigerian who allegedly tried to blow up the Northwest plane in mid-air on Christmas Day. "The right information did not get to the right people -- there's no question about that," a senior intelligence official told the US daily. "If all known information had been...
  • The Rich Jihadi Proved Western Anti-Terror Measures Don't Work

    12/27/2009 9:28:48 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 8 replies · 457+ views
    Debka ^ | Dec 27, 2009 | Debka
    The horrendous sight of another Western airline crashing over the US on Christmas Day 2009 was averted by a fluke and the resourcefulness of passengers and cabin crew - not by the anti-terror agencies' high-tech gadgets, vast budgets and airport security measures. Six months ago, Umar Faroul Abdulmuttallab's father warned the US Embassy in Lagos of his 23-year old son's alarming extremist Muslim activities. Yet he was granted a US visa. On Dec. 25, he sailed through Schiphol international airport with 80 grams of PETN (pentaervthritol) high explosive and liquid detonators in his underpants after landing from Lagos and caught...
  • Midair [Islamic terrorist] Bomb Attempt Fails - Man on Flight to Detroit Claims Al Qaeda Ties

    12/25/2009 4:32:29 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 180 replies · 8,714+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-25-09 | PETER SPIEGEL, ANDY PASZTOR and NEAL E. BOUDETTE
    Man on Flight to Detroit Claims Al Qaeda Ties; Obama Tightens Security DETROIT -- A passenger on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight tried to detonate an explosive device that was strapped to his leg and later told investigators that he was trying to blow up the plane and had affiliations with al Qaeda, according to a senior U.S. official. The man, who has not been publicly identified by officials, told investigators that he was given the device by Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen, where he was also given instructions on how to detonate it, the official said. The Associated Press...
  • Lesson from foiled pirate attack on Maersk Alabama? (ear splitting acoustic weaponry used)

    11/18/2009 2:26:00 PM PST · by dennisw · 15 replies · 1,339+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 18, 2009 | By Gordon Lubold
    The lesson from an unsuccessful pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden this week was simple: Guns talk. The Maersk Alabama, the American-flagged ship infamously attacked by pirates in April, was attacked again Monday when Somali pirates opened fire on the ship in an attempt to board it. But the pirates didn't get far this time, after a four-man security team aboard the ship fired back, thwarting the attack. It's the first time a large cargo ship with an armed security team aboard is known to have repelled an attack, says Vice Adm. William Gortney, who commands the Pacific region...
  • FBI foils LeT plan to carry out major terror attack in India

    11/08/2009 10:31:24 AM PST · by mylife · 19 replies · 851+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 10/27/09 | Lalit-K-Jha
    FBI foils LeT plan to carry out major terror attack in India Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba was planning to use an American national to carry out a major terrorist attack in India, US investigating authorities said on Tuesday. The man, identified as David Coleman Headley, was arrested early this month by FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force at O'Hare International Airport before boarding a flight to Philadelphia, intending to travel on to Pakistan. 49-year-old Headley, along with a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin, have been arrested on charges of plotting a terror attack against the facilities and employees of a Danish...
  • EgyptAir hijack attempt thwarted

    10/21/2009 5:59:59 PM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies · 420+ views
    BBC ^ | BBC
    An attempted hijacking by a man wielding a knife from an in-flight meal has been thwarted by guards, EgyptAir officials said. The incident happened shortly after the plane, carrying almost 90 people, took off from Istanbul, Turkey, heading to Cairo. The Sudanese man threatened crew members and demanded that the flight be diverted to Jerusalem, officials said. He was detained by air marshals, and the flight landed in Cairo.
  • Five guilty over extremist plot: Australian court

    10/15/2009 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 159+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | October 15, 2009 | N/A
    Five Muslim men were Friday found guilty of plotting a violent jihadist attack in Australia using guns and explosives after the country's longest extremist trial. The men, who are facing possible life sentences after the 10-month trial, showed little reaction to the verdict. "They were motivated to pursue what they probably saw as a religious cause, that is that of jihad,"
  • Democrats Wield The Patriot Ax

    10/05/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 2,152+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUISNESS DAILY Staff
    Homeland Security: Provisions of the law that spared New York another 9/11 are set to expire Dec. 31. So why do Democrats want to gut this law and remove the immunity telecom companies have for helping protect America? To borrow a British expression from World War II, it was a very near thing. The capture, arrest and indictment of 24-year-old Afghan immigrant Najubullah Zazi before he could set off bombs made from store-bought chemicals prevented a tragedy of potentially devastating proportions. It wouldn't have happened if the critics of Patriot Act had their way. The capture of Zazi was made...
  • Patriot Act Spares New York Terror Attack

    09/28/2009 11:33:00 AM PDT · by holy joe · 23 replies · 1,260+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9-28-09 | James Hirsen
    Unbelievable. While serving up caf and decaf, the java guy was secretly working to commit mass murder. Cream and sugar with your terrorist attack, madam? Glazed or jelly donut with your bomb blast, sir? The recent arrest of suspected terrorist Najibullah Zazi reminds us all of the important role surveillance plays in safeguarding our people and our nation. Zazi is in custody on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. He was accused last week of conspiring to launch a bombing attack in America with the help of some common beauty supplies and insidious training from al-Qaida in...
  • FBI, Navy Foiled Alleged Terror Plot on Quantico

    09/25/2009 6:03:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 2,442+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2009 – An indictment handed down yesterday in a North Carolina federal court charges three men with plotting to attack Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., with the intent to murder U.S. military personnel. The men -- two American citizens and a legal U.S. resident from Kosovo – are Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39; his son, Zakariya Boyd, 20; and Kosovo native Hysen Sherifi, 24, according to Justice Department and Marine Corps news releases. The three allegedly were involved in a plot to procure maps of the base and assemble weapons as a precursor to an attack, the releases...
  • Dallas bomb plot suspect speaks little English, but tells court he understands charges

    09/25/2009 1:20:16 PM PDT · by FTJM · 27 replies · 1,191+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 25, 2009 | JASON TRAHAN, TODD J. GILLMAN and SCOTT GOLDSTEIN
    A 19-year-old Jordanian citizen accused of trying to blow up a downtown Dallas skyscraper told a federal magistrate this morning at his first court appearance that he understands the charges against him. Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, who was provided a court-appointed attorney, is charged with trying to detonate a weapon of mass destruction. He is expected to enter a plea at a later hearing. Smadi was arrested Thursday after he parked a vehicle laden with government-supplied fake explosives in the underground parking garage of Fountain Place, a 60-story tower at Ross Avenue at Field Street, authorities said. [Hosam Maher Husein...
  • Rep. Schock: Terror Suspect Wanted to "Wipe Out" Congressional District

    09/25/2009 12:20:48 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies · 1,149+ views
    ABC News blog "The Note" ^ | September 25, 2009 | David Chalian
    Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL) is hoping the foiled home grown terrorist plot in Springfield, IL this week will cause the Obama administration to re-think its plans to close down the terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The terror plot disrupted by an FBI sting operation on Wednesday in Springfield, IL, had a federal courthouse and the Republican congressman's district office in its sights. Rep. Schock said that the FBI "outlined that the primary target for this individual was the federal court house building in Springfield but that my office which is located across the street was the secondary target."...
  • New York City terror attack apparently was set for Sept. 11

    09/25/2009 10:46:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,153+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/25/09 | Ivan Moreno - ap
    DENVER – An Afghan immigrant wanted to carry out a massive New York City terror attack involving hydrogen peroxide bombs on commuter trains to coincide with the Sept. 11 anniversary before federal authorities foiled the plan, a U.S. prosecutor said Friday. U.S. prosecutor Tim Neff told a federal judge in Denver that Najibullah Zazi "was intent on being in New York on 9/11" for a possible terror attack. "The defendant was in the throes of making a bomb and attempting to perfect his formulation," Neff said. He called the evidence a "chilling, disturbing sequence of events." Neff ordered Zazi, a...
  • New York terror suspect Najibullah Zazi 'admits terror ties'

    09/19/2009 7:40:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies · 1,446+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12:12PM BST 19 Sep 2009 | Philip Sherwell in New York
    Afghan-born American resident Najibullah Zazi, 24, has admitted ties to al Qaeda, according to officials investigating a home-grown terror plot against the New York subway system. Najibullah Zazi has been under investigation for almost a yearThe suspect has admitted contacts with extremists in Pakistan and may strike a plea deal over allegations that he attended a military training camp, according to US media reports of law enforcement officials. He denies involvement in any terrorist acts or plots. A car journey last week by Zazi from Denver, where he now lives, to the Queens district of New York, his previous home,...
  • Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot

    09/19/2009 2:43:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 1,811+ views
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, September 19th 2009, 4:00 AM | Various
    "Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot" BY JAMES GORDON MEEK IN WASHINGTON, JUDITH CROSSON IN DENVER, KATE NOCERA, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA AND LARRY MCSHANE DAILY NEWS WRITERS Saturday, September 19th 2009, 4:00 AM Investigators probed a failed Queens truck rental for ties to a possible Al Qaeda bomb plot yesterday as a chief terror suspect tried making a deal to save his skin. The New York end of the expanding federal probe centered on seven Afghan men who tried to rent the biggest truck at a Queens U-Haul on Sept. 9,...
  • Report: NYC terror plot was/is on scale of 9/11

    09/15/2009 7:13:38 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 113 replies · 5,182+ views
    Hot Air ^ | September 15, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Not sure what that means — were the Madrid bombings, for instance, “on the scale of 9/11″? — but an awful lot of people in the know are scrambling. Combine this with that ominous Journal piece from last night and it sure sounds like someone’s worried about WMD, probably of the chemical variety given the FBI warnings to cops about foul odors and large window fans.
  • Official: NYC Raids Disrupted Possible Terror Attack - Al Qaeda Suspect Tracked to New York

    09/14/2009 3:11:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,643+ views
    Abc News ^ | Sept. 14, 2009 | BRIAN ROSS, RICHARD ESPOSITO, PIERRE THOMAS, JASON RYAN and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Authorities raided properties in New York City today in an effort that was intended to disrupt the plans of a terror suspect whose travels had been tracked by the FBI, according to an official briefed on the raids. "He was being watched and concern grew as he met with a group of individuals in Queens over the weekend," said Congressman Pete King (R-NY). "The FBI went to court late last night for an emergency warrant to conduct the raids this morning." A resident in the neighborhood said there was police activity around 2 a.m. Monday. Officials said the execution of...
  • Islamists 'plotted to kill Clinton in Nairobi hotel'

    09/07/2009 2:01:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies · 1,772+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 08, 2009 | Bruce Loudon
    RADICAL Islamist al-Shabaab militants linked to al-Qa'ida and based in Somalia plotted to kill US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her trip to Africa last month, it was disclosed yesterday. A planned series of bomb attacks set to take place in Nairobi, the capital of neighbouring Kenya, while Mrs Clinton was there - one in the hotel where she was staying - was foiled at the last minute, media reports, citing senior security officials, said. "Al-Qa'ida wanted to strike at the heart of Nairobi (while Mrs Clinton was here)," the senior security official was quoted as saying, adding that...
  • Islamists Plotted to Kill Hillary Clinton in Nairobi

    09/07/2009 1:49:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 2,376+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2009
    A radical Islamic sect based in Somalia and linked to al-Qaida and based in Somalia plotted to kill US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her trip to Africa last month, according to The Australian newspaper. The plot was to be carried out through a planned series of bomb attacks set to take place in Nairobi, the capital of neighboring Kenya, while Clinton was there - one in the hotel where she was staying. The plot was foiled at the last minute, media reports, citing senior security officials, said. According to yesterday's reports, al-Shabaab, which is viewed as increasing regional...