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  • Al-Qaida Issues New Mail Bombing Threat

    06/16/2011 12:31:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    http://www.investigativeproject.org/2973/al-qaida-issues-new-mail-bombing-threat “Al-Qaida Issues New Mail Bombing Threat” IPT News June 15, 2011 SNIPPET: “The FBI has issued a new warning about an al-Qaida-inspired plot to assassinate key government and private sector individuals with mail bombs. The plot is only “aspirational,” says a report reviewed by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But FBI officials have expressed concern about the actions of lone wolf attackers already in the United States. The threats follow a June 3 video featuring American al-Qaida member Adam Gadahn “in which he encourages acts of individual jihad, members of several extremist Web forums posted names of companies and...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • THREE STAFF TAKEN ILL (Russia alert - Moscow)

    02/10/2004 2:02:44 PM PST · by gdyniawitawa · 7 replies · 168+ views
    sky news ^ | Last Updated: 17:56 UK, Tuesday February 10, 2004
    THREE STAFF TAKEN ILL Police are checking one of BP's offices in Moscow after three female workers fell ill when they opened a bag of letters. Officers in the Russian capital said the employees "got sore throats, their eyes watered and one of them got red spots on her skin". A police spokesman added: "They packed the letters back in the bag and called emergency workers and chemical experts, who are now studying the letters." Russia's Emergencies Ministry said it had sent experts to BP's oil trading office. It was not clear what caused the employees to feel ill. But...
  • England - Man faces court over letter bombs [Photo of suspect released]

    02/27/2007 10:48:18 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 558+ views
    Excerpt - A primary school caretaker has appeared in court charged over a series of letter bombings. Miles Cooper, 27, accused of 12 offences under the Explosive Substances Act and the Offences Against the Person Act, appeared at Banbury Magistrates' Court in Oxfordshire. He was arrested at his home on the outskirts of Cambridge at around 3am on Monday following a surveillance operation. Seven of the 12 charges relate to seven letter bombs, three of which were posted to forensic science laboratories, one to a residential address and another three to companies with links to traffic enforcement. The other five...
  • Italy's history of terror

    02/04/2004 4:09:36 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 1,218+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 January, 2004
    Italian investigators are focusing their attention on a shadowy group thought to be based in Bologna after a string of bomb attacks beginning in the Christmas period. A Red Brigades logo was found near a murder scene in 2002 They suspect that a number of letter bombs received by EU officials, including European Commission President Romano Prodi, are the work of Italian anarchists. An Italian-based group calling itself the Informal Anarchist Federation has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Investigators believe the group has fewer than 300 members in Italy. The previously unknown group shares the Italian initials - FAI -...