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  • The Iran Scam Continues

    01/24/2014 9:06:19 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 24, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Neither the November 24th P5+1 "deal" nor the White House summary of the subsequent agreement to continue the process deals effectively with Iran's efforts to have nuclear weapons. NOTE: I tried to address much of what follows when writing earlier about the Iran Scam and have difficulty understanding why there is very little public or even official interest in the problems the deal raises. Please let me to elaborate here a bit more on why the P5+1 "deal" is a scam, why it matters and to offer some hypotheses about the lack of interest.The text of the English language version of...
  • I Noticed This Tiny Thing On Google Maps. When I Zoomed In… Well, Nothing Could Prepare Me.

    11/04/2013 6:42:58 PM PST · by HokieMom · 35 replies
    Viral Nova ^ | November 2, 2013
    A friend told me to go to a certain latitude and longitude on Google Maps. When I noticed it seemed to be in the middle of an African desert, I thought he was just sending nonsense. But when I zoomed in, my mind was blown. I noticed a tiny icon that looked like an airplane. So I did some more research and discovered there’s an incredibly tragic and beautiful story behind it. Here it is, from start to finish.
  • (US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass

    04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice. Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best...
  • California Man Had Bomb Factory In His Home, Say Prosecutors

    11/23/2010 8:37:20 PM PST · by Carling · 22 replies
    A California man accused of robbing banks and assembling what may be the largest cache of homemade explosives ever found in the U.S. was ordered held on $5 million bail Monday.
  • Officials concerned about al-Qaida use of exotic explosive powder

    11/24/2010 4:04:59 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 15 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 23 November 2010 | Brian Bennett
    New airport security procedures that have stirred the emotions of air travelers — full-body scans and aggressive pat-downs — were largely designed to detect an exotic explosive powder called PETN, which has been a staple of al-Qaida bomb makers for nearly a decade. It was PETN that was molded into the sole of Richard Reid's sneaker when he walked onto American Airlines Flight 63 bound for Miami in December 2001. It was PETN that was sewn into the underwear of Umar Abdulmutallab when he boarded Northwest Airlines Flight 253 for Detroit on Christmas Day 2009. And it was PETN that...
  • U.S. Feared Parcel Bomb Plot Was Coming; Saw September 'Dry Run'

    11/01/2010 5:23:38 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 10 replies
    US intelligence officials feared that al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen were plotting to attack the United States and actually intercepted what they now believe were "dry run" shipments to Chicago in mid-September, according to several people briefed on the plot and a senior US official. ... The White House said it only learned of the actual air cargo plot late Thursday night when Saudi intelligence provided "a tip" about the bombs being shipped.
  • U.S. Hunts for More Suspicious Packages ("Sheer luck" PETN bombs didn't go off)

    10/29/2010 7:22:13 PM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, October 29, 2010 | Scott Shane
    SNIP Representative Jane Harman, a California Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, said Friday that the packages seized in Britain and Dubai contained PETN, the same chemical explosive contained in the bomb sewn into the underwear of the Nigerian man who tried to blow up an airliner over Detroit last Dec. 25. That plot, too, was hatched in Yemen, a country that is regarded as one of the most significant fronts in the battle with extremists. Ms. Harman, who was briefed by John S. Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said that both packages contained computer printer cartridges...
  • Portugal police find 'Eta bomb-making cache'

    02/06/2010 1:00:08 PM PST · by csvset · 9 replies · 320+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 February 2010 | Staff
    Portuguese police have seized half a tonne of explosives at a house that they say was being used as a base by Basque separatist group Eta. The discovery, which also included bomb-making equipment, was made in the central Portugal town of Obidos. Fake licence plates, detonators and maps were also found, officials said. A militant group fighting for an independent Basque homeland, Eta has been blamed for more than 820 deaths during its campaign in Spain. "The material was stored in secure conditions which indicates the work of professionals," local police chief Helder Barros said. Several of the explosives were...
  • Bosom bombers: Women have explosive breast implants

    02/04/2010 5:36:16 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 62 replies · 4,028+ views
    WorldNetDaily via G2 BULLETIN ^ | February 01, 2010 | JOSEPH FARAH
    LONDON – Agents for Britain's MI5 intelligence service have discovered that Muslim doctors trained at some of Britain's leading teaching hospitals have returned to their own countries to fit surgical implants filled with explosives, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. Women suicide bombers recruited by al-Qaida are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery. The lethal explosives – usually PETN (pentaerythritol Tetrabitrate) – are inserted during the operation inside the plastic shapes. The breast is then sewn up. Similar surgery has been performed on male suicide bombers....
  • Jihadists plan attack with bombs inside their bodies, to foil new airport scanners

    01/31/2010 9:11:12 AM PST · by La Lydia · 40 replies · 1,984+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 31, 2010 | Robert Spencer
    As I wrote here in December: "One thing we have seen over the years since 9/11 is that airport security is always one step behind the jihadists: after jihadist Richard Reid attempted to set off a bomb hidden in his shoes, we all have to take off our shoes and send them through security scanners. After a group of jihadists tried to sneak onto planes explosive chemicals hidden in drink bottles, we can't carry drinks through airport security terminals. Because Abdulmutallab attempted his jihad attack just before the plane landed, now we can't get up during the last hour of...
  • Sharp dressed man and flight 253: what was left out of the story? (MSM sheltering Obama?)

    12/30/2009 12:50:02 PM PST · by Kells · 44 replies · 2,605+ views
    Examiner ^ | Robert Rule
    You’ve heard by now the Haskell story right? In case you haven’t let’s start there. Kurt Haskell is an attorney. He and his wife were in Amsterdam that day after a safari and Kurt witnessed the underwear bomber (Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab) before the flight being aided by what Haskell described to be an older Indian gentleman who was well dressed. [...] Mr. Haskell recalled that just before being questioned about the sharp dressed man incident a man was pulled into a room, handcuffed, and detained by authorities. Who was he? Why was he detained? Is there any relevance to...
  • Flight 253: Accomplice Aided Abdul Mutallab Onto Plane Without Passport

    12/29/2009 11:57:00 PM PST · by myknowledge · 25 replies · 1,226+ views
    Despardes ^ | December 30, 2009
    The Dutch military police are investigating reports that an accomplice may have helped Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab board Northwest Flight 253 in Amsterdam on Christmas day without a passport. Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to blow up the Detroit-bound plane with an explosive chemical called “PETN” he smuggled through security. He was charged on Saturday with trying to destroy an airplane, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Meanwhile, a Michigan man who was aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 says he witnessed Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab trying to board the plane in Amsterdam without a passport. But Dutch...
  • Air bomber's shorts fuse

    12/29/2009 3:10:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies · 1,579+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2009 | CHUCK BENNETT
    Call them Jihad Jockeys. These are the explosives-packed underpants worn by Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab (here in a mug shot released yesterday by the US Marshals Service) when he tried to bring down a flight over Detroit - and managed only to set his crotch on fire. The frighty whities came with a special pouch sewn by al Qaeda's finest seamstresses. In it was a condom packed with 80 grams of PETN, a compound that's a key ingredient in the plastic explosive Semtex. The suicide bomber tried to set it off by using a hypodermic needle to inject it with a...
  • Congress Banning Technology That Could Of Stopped Bomber? Plus, Pic's Of His Underwear Released

    12/28/2009 6:52:30 PM PST · by Starman417 · 25 replies · 1,214+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-28-09 | Curt
    ABC has the pictures of Umar Farouk Abdulmutalla's underwear: And you can see for yourself none of the present day security at our airports would of protected us against that, except the technology our Congress is attempting to ban: Privacy advocates, for example, have tried to stop or at least slow the introduction of advanced checkpoint screening devices that use so-called millimeter waves to create an image of a passenger’s body, so officers can see under clothing to determine if a weapon or explosive has been hidden. Security officers, in a private area, review the images, which are not stored....
  • Metal Detectors Useless in Finding Powerful Explosive PETN (Fox News in on the excuse making)

    12/28/2009 1:14:17 PM PST · by tobyhill · 63 replies · 1,598+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/2009 | Fox News
    The man who authorities say strapped a highly powerful explosive to his torso and tried to detonate it in midair never would have gotten aboard the plane if a different security detector had been used when he boarded the flight, security experts and officials say. "Puffer" machines, full-body imaging scanners, a simple frisk or bomb-sniffing dogs all would likely have detected the chemical explosive PETN, experts say. But Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian suspected of trying to blow up Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day, encountered none of those deterrents when he traveled from Nigeria to Amsterdam and ultimately...
  • Metal Detectors Useless in Finding Powerful Explosive PETN(But Obama refuses to try profiling)

    12/28/2009 2:34:19 PM PST · by bestintxas · 55 replies · 1,245+ views
    foxnews ^ | 12/28/09 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The man who authorities say strapped a highly powerful explosive to his torso and tried to detonate it in midair never would have gotten aboard the plane if a different security detector had been used when he boarded the flight, security experts and officials say. "Puffer" machines, full-body imaging scanners, a simple frisk or bomb-sniffing dogs all would likely have detected the chemical explosive PETN, experts say. But Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian suspected of trying to blow up Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day, encountered none of those deterrents when he traveled from Nigeria to Amsterdam and ultimately...
  • "The system worked. Wait, no, it actually failed."

    12/28/2009 6:18:45 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 20 replies · 878+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-28-09 | Stoutcat
    The system that worked: We’re counting now on the incompetence of terrorists to prevent things like PETN from detonating on a plane, killing all on board and possibly killing hundreds more as flaming debris rains down on Detroit Metropolitan Airport. That’s the system that worked? We’re supposed to hope that there are enough brave people on board plance who will tackle would-be terrorists and prevent further damage to our airplanes? That’s the system that worked? Plus awesome video of PETN exploding
  • Screening could have detected explosives

    12/28/2009 2:28:57 AM PST · by myknowledge · 26 replies · 945+ views
    UPI ^ | December 27, 2009
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Existing airport screening equipment could have detected the explosive suspected in the attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner, experts say. But the screening equipment is used on a only small fraction of passengers in part because of concerns about privacy rights, costs and long lines at airport security, The Washington Post reported Monday. That Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian suspect, allegedly managed to bring PETN, or pentaerythritol tetranitrate, aboard the Christmas Day flight alarms some international security experts and former U.S. government officials, the Post said. Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism analyst at Georgetown...
  • Debate: C.A.I.R. VS. (Former) SECURITY CHIEF FOR EL-AL AIRLINES (Re: "Profiling) My Challenge

    12/28/2009 12:30:33 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 22 replies · 1,432+ views
    AmericanInTokyo proposal ^ | 28 December 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    VS. WHO: Yeffet Isaac, Former Director of El-Al Airlines Security -VS.- Ibrahim Hooper Executive Director of C.A.I.R.WHAT: A Well Overdue DEBATEWHEN: As Soon As PossibleWHERE: LIVE NATIONWIDE on American TV, CNN, FOX, Major Networks, Radio Stations, NPR, etc., With Studio Audience Able to Ask QuestionsWHY: America dodged a major bullet on Christmas Day in Detroit. Reports are that additional terrorist acts involving US airliners are probably on the way. El-Al has a clean record of never being attacked by Islamist Extremists. C.A.I.R. has stated that the US should not, at all costs, racially and religiously profile passengers in the...
  • Explosive on Flight 253 Is Among Most Powerful

    12/27/2009 8:51:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 1,250+ views
    NYTimes ^ | December 27, 2009
    Explosive on Flight 253 Is Among Most Powerful By KENNETH CHANG December 27, 2009 Sewn into the underwear of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a powerful plastic explosive, the authorities say. Had Mr. Abdulmutallab, sitting in seat 19A of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Friday from Amsterdam to Detroit, been able to set off the explosive, it might have blown a hole in the side of the airplane and caused it to crash, experts believe. Mr. Abdulmutallab, 23, a Nigerian citizen, was charged in a federal criminal complaint on Saturday with the willful attempt to destroy an aircraft with an explosive...
  • Detroit explosive common, easily detectible

    12/27/2009 5:09:33 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 43 replies · 1,907+ views
    AP ^ | December 27, 2009 | By PAMELA HESS and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    The explosive device used by the would-be Detroit bomber contained a widely available - and easily detected - chemical explosive that has a long history of terrorist use, according to government officials and explosive experts. SNIP PETN was widely used in the plastic explosives terrorists used to blow up airplanes in the 1970s and 1980s. Investigators say Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab hid an explosive device on his body when he traveled from Amsterdam to Detroit. They say PETN was hidden in a condom or condom-like bag just below his torso. Abdulmutallab also had a syringe filled with liquid. One law enforcement...
  • PETN explosive used in terrorist attack Northwest Flight 253: Carried on in condom

    12/27/2009 6:57:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies · 2,080+ views ^ | Dec 26, 2009
    PETN explosive used in terrorist attack Northwest Flight 253: Carried on in condom Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida to blow up a NWA plane, apparently carried on PETN explosive onto Northwest flight 253. A high-ranking law enforcement official told CBS News that the suspect apparently used a syringe to inject a chemical into the powder, which was located near his groin. The explosives were carried in a soft plastic container which may have been a condom, although fire destroyed much of the package. What is PETN? According to information on both Wikipedia and...

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • Justice Dept says Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to bring down Northwest flight

    12/26/2009 1:07:52 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 54 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-26-09 | The Wall Street Journal
    HEADLINE ONLY. Article will be posted when available.
  • Official: Explosive PETN Used in Attack (Carried in Condom by Suspect?)

    12/26/2009 10:20:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 158 replies · 10,552+ views
    CBS News/AP ^ | Saturday, December 26, 2009
    The suspect in the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 used a highly explosive substance called PETN, a law enforcement official told CBS News Saturday. The explosives were carried in a soft plastic container - possibly a condom - though much of the packaging was destroyed in the fire, the official said. The FBI is questioning the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who claimed to be acting on orders from al Qaeda to blow up the airliner, officials said. A high-ranking law enforcement official told CBS News that the suspect apparently used a syringe to inject a...
  • Daniel Pipes: The "Fun-Loving" Terrorist Who Was Good to His Mother

    12/22/2003 3:25:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 277+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | December 21, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    The news last month that police had arrested Sajid Badat at his home in Gloucester, England, shook many Britons. The charges against him concerned his training with al-Qaida in Afghanistan and his possessing PETN explosives, the same substance would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid had tried to set off. Police believe Badat intended to carry off the very first suicide bombing in the United Kingdom. But not everyone was shaken by this news. Gloucester's Muslim community esteemed Badat too much to credit the charges. One admirer called him "a walking angel" and "the bright star of our mosque." Another described him...
  • New bomb alarm in Turkish capital

    09/14/2007 2:12:58 PM PDT · by Dog · 20 replies · 1,643+ views ^ | 14 Eylül 2007 Cuma
    ANKARA - The Turkish capital has had another bomb scare, only days after a massive car bomb was found in the centre of the city. Haberin devamı Late Thursday, security authorities announced they had intercepted a van carrying up to 500 kilograms of explosives on the road to Ankara. The van, which was registered in Germany, had crossed into Turkey via the Kapikule border gate with Bulgaria. Bulgarian customs officials had tipped off Turkish security that the van appeared to be suspicious, and it was later stopped before it reached its destination. Reports say that four persons, including two Turkish...
  • Homeowner Arrested After Explosives Found In Longmont

    06/22/2007 12:10:09 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 52 replies · 1,999+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | June 22, 2007
    LONGMONT, Colo. -- A homeowner was arrested early Sunday morning after more than 200 chemical compounds and liquids were found in his home, several of which could have caused significant damage if detonated, Longmont police officials said. Ronald Swerlein, 50, was arrested around 4 a.m. near his home as he tried to get back into his residence. Police said they found Swerlein returning to the crime scene with a screwdriver and a flashlight. During execution of a search warrant, police said they found many blasting agents and highly flammable fuels and oxidizers in the home that presented significant hazard concerns....
  • The Evil We Face - FBI video shows explosive force of a shoe bomb on aircraft

    05/06/2007 1:26:52 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 48 replies · 2,066+ views
    News of the World (UK) ^ | May 6, 2007 | Lucy Panton
    Excerpt - An FBI video has revealed in chilling detail how a British terrorist planned to blow a passenger jet out of the sky. The footage — obtained by the News of the World from security sources — show the shoe-bomb blast tearing a hole through the metal fuselage as if it were tin foil. It proves that if the attack by Brit Richard Reid on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami in 2001 had succeeded, all 197 on board would have died. ~ snip ~ Link to article and video...
  • Tests show traces of C4 at Port of Miami..FOX BREAKING

    01/08/2007 11:38:45 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 501 replies · 19,283+ views
    Me | 1/7/07 | georgiadawg32
    Breaking..suspicious device at port of miami..
  • Just when did the IAEA last verify the presence of the stockpiles of RDX, HMX, and PETN?

    10/31/2004 7:48:55 PM PST · by P-40 · 10 replies · 507+ views
    UN ^ | 10/25/2004 | Staff
    Just when did the IAEA last verify the presence of the stockpiles of RDX, HMX, and PETN? From the CNN Website: According to the Pentagon, IAEA inspectors last visited the complex on March 15, 2003, and they left the country two days later. On March 19, the invasion began. When a U.S. military team arrived to inspect the site on May 8, they did not find the explosives. U.S. troops who came through Al-Qaqaa in April also did not see the material, although Pentagon officials concede they were not asked to make a thorough search of the complex. Pentagon...
  • U.S. Officials Fear Socks Represent New Way to Smuggle Bombs Aboard Planes

    12/05/2003 4:14:37 PM PST · by freeperfromnj · 59 replies · 297+ views
    ABC News ^ | ABCNEWS Investigative Unit
    A New Tactic? Dec. 5— Authorities in the United Kingdom are examining a pair of blue socks, which they believe contain key components of an improved explosive device that could be used in future terrorist airline hijackings, intelligence sources told ABCNEWS. Intelligence officials believe the socks were designed to be filled with explosives and tethered and worn around a potential bomber's neck, a source told ABCNEWS. With the explosives concealed in this fashion, a bomber could gain access to an aircraft and assemble the improvised device once on board. The socks were seized during the Nov. 20 arrest of Sajid...