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  • Belgian police arrest suspected ETA terrorist

    08/21/2010 1:07:48 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    France24 ^ | 21 August 2010 | News Wire
    Belgian police have arrested a 29-year-old alleged member of the Basque separatist group ETA in the northern port city of Ostend, according to a statement by the Spanish Interior Ministry. Spain’s Interior Ministry says Belgian police have arrested an alleged member of Basque separatist group ETA in the northern port city of Ostend. A ministry statement says Luis Maria Zengotitabengoa was arrested early Saturday by police acting on information provided by their Spanish counterparts. The 29-year-old is the subject of a European arrest warrant issued by Spain’s National Court on suspicion of transporting explosives to Portugal on behalf of ETA...
  • Worldwide Caution

    08/15/2010 2:21:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Worldwide Caution This information is current as of today, Sun Aug 15 2010 02:10:39 GMT-0700 (PDT). August 12, 2010 The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated February 12, 2010, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide. The Department of State...

    02/17/2010 4:45:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 378+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | February 16, 2010 11:49 AM | Douglas Farah
    The FARC and the Quest for Surface to Air Missiles By Douglas Farah SNIPPET: "The Miami Herald today reports that the Colombian FARC has likely already fulfilled its long-time goal of purchasing surface to air missiles to be used against U.S.-supplied helicopters in Colombia. The FARC has long placed a very high strategic priority on acquiring SAMs, going back to at least 2003. The commanders officially requested money from Libya and Nicaragua at that time to purchase the weapons because the insurgency was being so badly hurt by helicopters acquired by the military and police." SNIPPET: "It is not a...

    12/21/2009 9:48:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,031+ views
    FRONTPAGE ^ | December 22, 2009 | by Ryan Mauro
    SNIPPET: "If a major homegrown terrorist attack happens on U.S. soil in the coming years, 2009 will be looked at as the year when the warning signs were missed. According to the Rand Corporation, the U.S. has experienced 30 homegrown terrorism plots since 9/11. One-third of these occurred in 2009; a frightening spike that warrants more attention than it is currently being given by public officials. The Obama Administration began its term by refusing to include terms like “radical Islam” as part of its lexicon. The Global War on Terrorism was alternatively called an “overseas contingency operation” or “a campaign...
  • Former President Clinton Visits CIA

    07/29/2009 1:00:20 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 873+ views
    CIA.GOV - News Release ^ | July 27, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former President Clinton Visits CIA July 27, 2009 Former President Bill Clinton visited the Central Intelligence Agency today to thank the men and women of CIA for their essential work in protecting the United States from foreign threats. Welcoming the former President back to CIA, Director Leon E. Panetta said: “President Clinton understood very well the role of intelligence and its vital importance in the post-Cold War era. He relied on this Agency for information and insight, as he and his team confronted an array of foreign challenges.” In remarks to hundreds of...
  • President Barack Obama's Homeland Security Agenda

    01/21/2009 7:03:12 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 14 replies · 603+ views
    Right Side News ^ | January, 2009 | Barack Obama
    Right Side News Reports on President Obama's Homeland Security Agenda for our nation. The following content is directly from our President's White House website and our news media, the American people and our local representives need to hold our government IN CHECK!: The first responsibility of any president is to protect the American people. President Barack Obama will provide the leadership and strategies to strengthen our security at home. Barack Obama and Joe Biden's strategy for securing the homeland against 21st century threats is focused on preventing terrorist attacks on our homeland, preparing and planning for emergencies and investing in...
  • Bio Terror 'Next Threat' For US

    10/31/2008 8:24:36 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 18 replies · 1,121+ views
    Sky News ^ | Oct. 31, 2008 | Mark White
    Nuclear and biological terrorism is the emerging threat the next US President should focus on, the US security chief has told Sky News. In an exclusive interview, homeland security secretary Michael Chertoff said sources of radioactive and biological materials must be properly secured "at all costs". He warned terrorists are actively seeking to acquire such materials. Mr Chertoff said he did not think a weapon of mass destruction, like a biological or nuclear bomb, was a danger that could be just months away. But he warned: "It may be years away and we can't afford to waste this time waiting...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Homespun Terrorists

    08/06/2008 6:23:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 206+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2008
    Terrorism: The time comes in every fringe group's existence when it must decide to stay legitimate and obey the law or leap into violence and terrorism. The animal rights movement seems to have chosen the latter.Make no mistake: The terrorism committed by the animal rights movement and some extreme environmental groups is real. Like all terrorists, they use force, threats and destruction of property to intimidate people into submission. Having lost the debate in the marketplace of ideas, they choose instead to terrorize. As Jerry Vlasak, a spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front, told the AP, "If you had to...
  • UCLA: Animal Research Leads to Threats

    02/21/2008 1:09:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 132+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/21/8 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer
    Los Angeles (AP) -- The University of California went to court Thursday to try to keep animal rights activists away from UCLA employees who say they have been threatened because of their research. Three times since June 2006, Molotov cocktail-type devices have been left near the homes of faculty members who oversee or participate in research that involves animals, according to a statement from the University of California, Los Angeles. Researchers' homes have also been vandalized and they have received threatening phone calls and e-mails, according to the university. On at least one occasion a faculty member received a package...
  • Bush ties Iran to roadside bombs in Iraq

    03/13/2006 12:48:09 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 27 replies · 1,002+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/13/06
    US President George W. Bush directly linked Tehran to roadside bombings against US forces in Iraq, stepping up his criticisms of Iran amid a tense standoff over its nuclear program. "Tehran has been responsible for at least some of the increasing lethality of anti-coalition attacks by providing Shia militia with the capability to build improvised explosive devices in Iraq," Bush said in a speech. He cited recent congressional testimony from John Negroponte, the US director of national intelligence. The president's comments came as he launched a public relations offensive to bolster support for the war in Iraq some three years...
  • Israel plays up Hamas links to Chechen separatists

    02/13/2006 8:27:42 AM PST · by lizol · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 13.02.2006 | Dan Williams
    Israel plays up Hamas links to Chechen separatists By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Outraged by Moscow's overtures to Hamas, Israel has told its diplomats to play up alleged ties between the Palestinian militants and Chechens fighting to break away from Russia, Israeli political sources said on Monday. They said the Foreign Ministry supplied embassies in Russia and elsewhere with an information pamphlet linking the Hamas and Chechen causes after Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week he wanted to invite leaders of the Islamic group to visit. Putin's move raised hackles in Israel and the United States by challenging...
  • Fanatics want to convert entire world

    04/20/2005 10:47:23 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 28 replies · 1,296+ views
    (UK) Evening Standard ^ | 4/20/2005 | Andrew Gilligan
    This is LONDON 20/04/05 - News and city section Fanatics want to convert entire world By Andrew Gilligan, Evening Standard Banned in Germany and across the Middle East, Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation, is one of the most controversial - and also the strongest - Islamic groups in Britain today. Hizb rejects the "corrupt society" of Britain and the West and, as George Galloway learned last night, even the most impeccable anti-war credentials are not enough to win its approval. Its central belief is for a single Islamic state - a caliphate - which should start by uniting all...
  • CAIR and Terrorism

    04/18/2005 8:24:09 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 8 replies · 868+ views
    WND ^ | April 18, 2005 | Joe Farrah
    CAIR and terrorism Posted: April 18, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah © 2005 How many people do you know personally who have been convicted of supporting terrorism? How many people associated with your company have been convicted of supporting terrorism? How many people associated with organizations in which you are a member or a leader have been convicted of supporting terrorism? If you're like most Americans, the answer to all three questions is probably none. If you're like me and most other Arab-Americans, the answer is still probably none. What would you say about an organization linked...
  • Americans Demand Here Now, The Release of Assessment of 16 Page Top Secret Iraq-al Qaida Link!

    10/06/2004 7:49:44 AM PDT · by focusandclarity · 12 replies · 915+ views
    WorldNetDaily.Com ^ | November 15, 2003 | WorldNetDaily.Com The Weekly Standard
    TRAIL OF TERROR Secret intelligence memo links Saddam, bin Laden Relationship involved training in WMD, financial support for 9-11 hijacker Atta Posted: November 15, 2003 8:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003 that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, as well as financial and logistical support, and may have included the bombing of the USS Cole and the Sept. 11 attacks. That's the assessment of a 16-page top secret government memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee, reports the Weekly Standard. The memo,...
  • Berlin disco terror trial nears end

    11/01/2001 7:47:09 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 165+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, November 2, 2001 | Lucian Kim
    BERLIN Fifteen years after one of the worst terrorist attacks targeting US citizens in Europe, the deadly blast still reverberates. This month, following a four-year-long trial, a court here is expected to reach a verdict in the case against five defendants charged with the bombing of a West Berlin dance hall frequented by American servicemen. In April 1986, only days after the attack killed three persons and injured more than 200 at the La Belle disco, President Ronald Reagan meted out punishment, ordering retaliatory airstrikes against Libya, which the US blamed for the attack. Building a legal case and ...
  • From Adelaide to al-Qaeda

    06/11/2004 11:20:55 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 6 replies · 213+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 11, 2004 | AAP
    The US case against David Hicks paints the former stockman as a renegade warrior, bouncing from terrorist groups in Albania and Pakistan, fighting in Kashmir, and then into the hands of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. According to case, the convert to Islam was, among other things, sounded out by a top bin Laden associate on his willingness to carry out a "martyr mission", meaning a suicide attack. He also allegedly translated al-Qaeda training materials from Arabic to English and answered questions from an al-Qaeda military commander about the travel habits of Australians. Despite being thousands of kilometres from his...
  • International terrorism hits 34-year low, U.S. says

    04/30/2004 6:50:25 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 99+ views
    AP via Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 4/30/2004 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON -- There were fewer international terrorist attacks last year than any other year since 1969, the State Department said Thursday, although it didn't include most of the violence in Iraq. Though Bush administration officials frequently refer to Iraqi insurgents as terrorists, most attacks in Iraq were not considered international terrorism because they were directed at combatants, the 181-page Patterns of Global Terrorism Report said. In its introduction, the State Department's top counterterrorism official, Cofer Black, cited Saudi Arabia "as an excellent example of a nation increasingly focusing its political will to fight terrorism." The kingdom has frequently been criticized...
  • Terrorism Down -- Lowest Number of attacks since 1969

    04/30/2004 10:27:57 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 10 replies · 155+ views
         Patterns of Global Terrorism   -2003 Released by the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism April 29, 2004 The Year in Review There were 190 acts of international terrorism in 2003, a slight decrease from the 198 attacks that occurred in 2002, and a drop of 45 percent from the level in 2001 of 346 attacks. The figure in 2003 represents the lowest annual total of international terrorist attacks since 1969. A total of 307 persons were killed in the attacks of 2003, far fewer than the 725 killed during 2002. A total of 1,593 persons were wounded in...
  • 9-11 transcripts illustrate bravery, fatal mistakes

    08/30/2003 11:35:32 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 42 replies · 756+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 31, 2003 | Joel Leyden
    9-11 transcripts illustrate bravery, fatal mistakes By JOEL LEYDEN Digging crews worked constantly for months after the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. (Photo: Joel Leyden) For some it was reliving a nightmare, for others closure, but for most the release of the September 11 transcripts provided glimpses of bravery and fatal mistakes. The transcripts were created from tapes of Port Authority emergency calls and radio transmissions that day and released Thursday after The New York Times won a court order for their release. The documents illustrate the utter disorientation, shock, disbelief and human courage produced...