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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
    ABC News ^ | 11/23/10 | ALLISON ASH, RICHARD ESPOSITO, MARK SCHONE and KGTV STAFF
    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
    ABC News ^ | 11/1/10 | MATTHEW COLE, RICHARD ESPOSITO, MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS
    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...