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  • Brigitte was sent for terror act: report

    03/21/2004 4:39:01 PM PST · by Piefloater · 3 replies · 322+ views
    AAP/ ^ | 22 Mar 2004
    Suspected terrorist Willie Brigitte was reportedly sent to Australia to help a local terror group prepare a terrorist act "of great size". Brigitte, 35, who was deported last October and is in French custody, was a link figure in the world terrorist network who had connections with the organisers of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the March 11 Madrid train blasts, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph reported. It said his potential targets included the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and the Australian army's administrative compound at Victoria Barracks, both in Sydney, and the Perth headquarters of Australia's SAS regiment. French authorities...
  • Australia - Brigitte quizzed wife on Pine Gap (Al-Queda sought info on U.S. listening post)

    02/04/2004 10:06:44 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 258+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 5, 2004 | Trudy Harris
    SUSPECTED French terrorist Willie Brigitte tried to get information from his wife, former soldier Melanie Brown about the top-secret spy facility at Pine Gap, French police sources say. During her four days of interrogation by French officials in Paris last month, police said Ms Brown recalled incidents with Brigitte in Sydney that, on reflection, seemed suspicious to her. In particular, Ms Brown is understood to have told French interrogators that Brigitte questioned her at length about the US-Australian electronic intelligence station at Pine Gap, near Alice Springs. He asked her if she had ever been inside the base when...
  • Pakistani terror suspect had bomb plans(had maps of Australia’s power grid)

    12/14/2004 3:02:49 PM PST · by milestogo · 1 replies · 358+ views
    ‘Pakistani terror suspect had bomb plans’ SYDNEY: A Pakistani-born man accused of planning terrorist attacks had maps of Australia’s power grid, aerial photographs of defence installations and bomb-making instructions in his possession when he was arrested, a court was told here on Tuesday. Architect Faheem Khalid Lodhi, 34, was also alleged in October 2001 to have acted “in an apparent official capacity” at a training camp in Lahore, operated by the banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba. “The camp specialised in urban warfare,” prosecutor Richard Maidment told Sydney’s Central Local Court at the opening of a committal hearing to decide if there...
  • More Damning Documents On Saddam ~<b>Origins Of War:</b>~~ Why won't Washington get the word out?

    04/08/2006 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 128 replies · 3,435+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4/7/2006 | staff
    The latest in a stream of eye-opening Iraqi documents shows Saddam Hussein's regime was planning suicide attacks on U.S. interests six months before 9-11. Why won't Washington get the word out?Last month the Pentagon began releasing records captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among the documents is a letter dated March 11, 2001, written by Abdel Magid Hammod Ali, one of Saddam's air force generals.According to an unofficial translation, Page 6 of the letter asks for "the names of those who desire to volunteer for suicide mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American interests." Assuming the document's accuracy, this shows...
  • U.S. counterterrorism expert killed in plane crash in Australia

    10/12/2002 10:58:30 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 21 replies · 442+ views
    AP ^ | 9/29/02
    U.S. counterterrorism expert killed in plane crash in Australia Sun Sep 29, 5:23 AM ET BRISBANE, Australia - One of the six victims of last week's plane crash on an exclusive Australian island resort was an American counterterrorism expert on his honeymoon, a newspaper reported Sunday. The man's new wife, also a counterterrorism strategist, was also supposed to have been on the plane but gave up her seat at the last minute to allow a family of four to sit together on the ill-fated flight Thursday, The Sunday Telegraph reported. Investigators suspect the plane suffered a mechanical failure. Media reports...
  • Italian Police Arrest 28 Pakistanis, Find Explosives, Forged Documents, Maps

    01/31/2003 10:48:24 AM PST · by Stultis · 40 replies · 973+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | 31 January 2003
    The Associated Press NAPLES, Italy Jan. 31 — Police arrested 28 Pakistanis found in possession of explosives, hundreds of forged documents and maps of the Naples area with "sensitive targets" circled, authorities said Friday.In a statement, police said they had uncovered an "al-Qaida terrorist cell," but gave no further details on the Pakistanis' alleged involvement with al-Qaida or any other international terrorist group.A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said late Friday officers "might have gotten ahead of themselves" in announcing an al-Qaida link in the headline of their news release.The official also dismissed Italian news reports that the...
  • TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy

    02/03/2003 9:03:12 AM PST · by Destro · 18 replies · 784+ views ^ | February 2, 2003 | Adam Geibel
    TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy February 2, 2003: During a routine sweep for illegal immigrants, Italian police rounded up 28 Pakistanis suspected of being terrorists. Police found two pounds of dynamite, 165 feet of explosive fuse and various detonators, as well as hundreds of forged documents and maps of metropolitan Naples. Authorities said "sensitive targets" were circled with a pen but would not elaborate, while Italian news reports said the possible targets included the U.S. Consulate in Naples and nearby NATO bases. One map was to the town of Bagnoli (outside Naples), where the NATO southern headquarters is...
  • Terror suspect ordered jailed: Detroiter, roommates planning attacks, U.S. says

    04/06/2002 2:06:55 AM PST · by sarcasm · 8 replies · 416+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | April 6, 2002 | DAVID ASHENFELTER
    <p>An Algerian man and two roommates who were arrested in Detroit a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were planning to conduct holy war against the United States, a federal prosecutor said in court Friday.</p> <p>Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino said Farouk Ali-Haimoud, 21, of Detroit was trying to smuggle automatic weapons and people into the United States with phony documents to carry out terrorist activities.</p>
  • 37 arrested at Warren AFB; Raid finds illegal workers at largest missile-defense unit

    02/27/2003 3:56:26 AM PST · by Ed Straker · 62 replies · 590+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 27 Feb 03 | Hector Gutierrez
    37 arrested at Warren AFB Raid finds illegal workers at largest missile-defense unit By Hector Gutierrez, Rocky Mountain News February 27, 2003 Nearly 40 illegal workers were arrested Wednesday at the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, home to the country's largest strategic missile-defense unit. The raid was one of the biggest in recent memory involving national security in the region. The presence of unauthorized workers at the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile unit, or ICBM, was an egregious security breach in which foreigners were able to penetrate a powerful U.S. military installation, officials said. The Denver District of the...
  • Man Shot Fleeing Marine Guards

    05/12/2002 7:35:43 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 120 replies · 354+ views
    QUANTICO, Va. May 12 — A man who apparently tried to enter Marine Corps Base Quantico illegally on Sunday was shot in the arm while fleeing from security guards. Base spokesman Maj. Tim Keefe said a guard stationed at the entrance checkpoint spotted a weapon inside a pickup truck as the man tried to enter in the vehicle at about 5 p.m."Evidently, this individual tried to flee the checkpoint and was pursued by military police on the western portion of the base," Keefe said.The driver abandoned his truck and was fleeing on foot and "sustained a gunshot wound to the...
  • Mystery Deepens Over Couple Arrested With Explosives Near U.S. Base in Germany

    09/08/2002 4:09:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 65 replies · 1,646+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/07/02 | MARK LANDLER
    EIDELBERG, Germany, Sept. 7 — Neighbors and co-workers describe Astrid Eyzaguirre as a chatty, vivacious woman who bounced through several jobs at the military shopping center in this romantic university town where the European headquarters of the United States Army is based. It may have been her chattiness that led Ms. Eyzaguirre to warn a colleague at the liquor store where she worked not to come in next Wednesday, Sept. 11. Something bad, she said, was going to happen that day.Her colleague reported the remark to the military police, according to several people who work at the shopping center,...
  • Marines On Unexcused Leave Accused Of Plotting To Use Bomb At Camp Lejeune

    02/09/2003 8:49:08 AM PST · by mykdsmom · 128 replies · 1,006+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | February 9, 2003 | WRAL/AP
    <p>TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. -- Two Marines on unexcused leave from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were in a Pennsylvania jail Saturday night, accused of threatening to use a bomb at Camp Lejeune.</p> <p>According to Pennsylvania State police, the Marines and a third person downloaded bomb-making information from the Internet and threatened to use the explosives at the base.</p>
  • Hackers Attempted to Access Base (Wright-Patterson)

    03/23/2002 1:55:53 PM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 259+ views
    AP | 3/23/02
    FAIRBORN, Ohio, Mar 23, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Hackers operating outside the United States tried unsuccessfully to enter the computer network at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, officials said. There were 125,000 attempts made early Friday, said Lt. Gen. Richard Reynolds, commander of the Aeronautical Systems Center. "I don't know whether they wanted to get in and just get information, or whether they wanted to get in and cripple our network," Reynolds said. Public affairs director Lt. Col. Ed Worley called it "a concerted and directed attack, and one of the most orchestrated we've seen in about the...
  • Report: 4 Men Possibly Threatened Air Force Base

    02/10/2003 6:29:47 PM PST · by TSgt · 52 replies · 732+ views
    Channel Cincinnati ^ | 02/10/2003 | Channel Cincinnati
    <p>There are reports that four men from the Middle East who are being held in the Tri-State may have issued threats at an Ohio Air Force Base.</p> <p>The men -- Sanjar Yormuhamdov, Sayfitdin Mulloer, Kahranan Pultov, and Zohirjon Zahidon -- are from Uzbekistan, a former Soviet bloc nation. They were arrested Friday in Fairborn, Ohio, near the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, WLWT Eyewitness News 5 reported.</p>
  • (AL QAEDA) Terrorist planned nuclear base raid

    11/15/2002 5:12:32 PM PST · by MadIvan · 61 replies · 1,033+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 16, 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    An al-Qa'eda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as America gave warning that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks, the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a Tunisian former professional footballer, said he had hoped to attack the Kleine Brogel base in eastern Belgium with a bomb similar...

    10/22/2001 1:07:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 372+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/22/01 | WILLIAM NEUMAN
    <p>October 22, 2001 -- Lead suicide hijacker Mohamed Atta visited a Virginia naval base at least twice this year, perhaps thinking of making an aircraft carrier one of his terror targets, it was reported today.</p> <p>Atta made the trips to Norfolk in February and April, according to Newsweek.</p>
  • Men taking photos at Navy base held by INS

    06/26/2002 6:28:31 PM PDT · by csvset · 40 replies · 649+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | 27 June 2002 | Jack Dorsey
    Men taking photos at Navy base held by INSBy JACK DORSEY, The Virginian-Pilot© June 27, 2002 NORFOLK -- Five Hispanic men taking photos near a Norfolk Naval Station pier were detained Tuesday afternoon by police and immigration officials after obtaining access to the facility without permission. Four of the men were unable to provide authorities proof of citizenship, or their immigration status. A fifth, who could produce documentation, was released. ``They were down by one of the piers shooting photographs, like they were tourists, or something,'' said Cmdr. Mark McDonald, a spokesman for the Navy's Mid-Atlantic Region, headquartered in Norfolk....
  • 3 Accused of Plotting to Bomb Military Bases in Texas

    07/09/2002 9:44:51 PM PDT · by spycatcher · 86 replies · 883+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 10, 2002 | UPI
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Three men with Arab names were charged Tuesday with making terrorist threats after allegedly telling a stripper at a topless bar they intended to blow up military bases in San Antonio. According to a police report obtained by WOAI radio under the Texas Open Records Act, the men were "very serious" and said they were "having a good time and spending our money just like our others did before 9-11." Some of the Sept. 11 terrorists spent the week before the attacks in a topless bar in Florida. Patrolman Al Ballew said the three men, identified...