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  • California man found guilty in eco-terrorist plot (faces up to 20 years in prison and $250K fine)

    09/27/2007 8:35:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 139+ views
    SACRAMENTO - A federal jury on Thursday found a 29-year-old environmental activist guilty of conspiring to burn down or blow up a northern California dam, a genetics lab, cell phone towers and other targets. Eric McDavid of Foresthill, Calif. faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for what FBI agents said was as an eco-terrorist plot in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a shadowy, loose-knit group of environmentalists that has claimed credit for arsons throughout the West. McDavid and two others were arrested in January 2006 after purchasing bottles of bleach, a car battery,...
  • Indictment: 3 plotted to kill U.S. soldiers

    02/21/2006 10:00:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 1,636+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2006
    A federal grand jury has indicted three Ohio men on terrorism charges alleging they plotted to kill U.S. and coalition military personnel in Iraq and other countries. The three men were arrested over the weekend and were to be arraigned in federal courts in Cleveland and Toledo on Tuesday afternoon, said Assistant U.S. Attorney David Bauer. According to the indictment unsealed Monday, the three suspects recruited others to train for a violent holy war against the United States and its allies in Iraq. The indictment says they traveled together to a shooting range to practice shooting guns and studied how...
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • High-tech explosives stolen from US store

    12/20/2005 12:13:44 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 19 replies · 1,240+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2005 11:13:53 am | The Press Trust of India
    NEW YORK: Huge amounts of high-tech explosives, including 67 kgs of commerical plastic explosives, which could be used to make numerous bombs, have been stolen from a private storage facility in the southwestern US state of New Mexico, officials said on Tuesday. The thieves used blowtorches to cut through the thick steel walls of a bunker where the explosives were stored, ABC news said quoting the officials. The missing 400 pounds of explosives includes 150 pounds of what is known as C-4 plastic, or 'sheet explosive,' which can be shaped and moulded and is often used by terrorists and military...
  • NJ Missile Plot Affidavit

    08/13/2003 11:09:06 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 17 replies · 591+ views
    NJ.com | The Associated Press
    (AP) — Some highlights from an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in New Jersey, outlining the alleged plot to smuggle a shoulder-launched missile into the United States: _Investigation began in December 2001, when a "cooperating witness" or informant under federal law enforcement control began talking with the alleged arms dealer, Hemant Lakhani, about obtaining anti-aircraft guns and missiles. The witness told Lakhani he was representing a Somali group that wanted to buy one missile initially "with a purchase of a greater number of missiles to follow." _Between Dec. 2001 and Aug. 13, 2003, more than 150 conversations between Lakhani...
  • CHINA PROVIDES TERRORISM'S NEW WEAPON - (better pay attention to this development!!)

    07/15/2005 2:47:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 55 replies · 1,723+ views
    YCSI.NET ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | GORDON THOMAS
    The world's Terror Network has been given a new weapon. It can overcome the most stringent of airport and airline security checks. Far more lethal than Semtex, it can be smuggled with virtual impunity from one country to another, one terrorist cell to another. For the 80 terror groups listed on the computers of the CIA, MI5, MI6 and Germany's BND, the weapon once more tips the scales in their favour. It is a new type of plastic explosive that was used by the two young British radical Muslims in last week's suicide bomb attack on the club in Tel...
  • Investigator Charged With Conspiracy, Threats Against Reporter (Clinton attack dog, Pellicano)

    06/17/2005 6:21:12 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 31 replies · 2,120+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 17, 2005 | Richard Winton
    Anthony Pellicano, the high-profile private investigator whose clients included some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, was charged today with conspiracy and making threats against a Los Angeles Times reporter. Anita Busch was researching a story in 2002 about the relationship between actor Steven Seagal and a reputed Mafia figure when someone fired a bullet through the windshield of her unoccupied car. Left on top of the vehicle was a dead fish with a rose in its mouth and a sign reading: "Stop." The charges today were filed by Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley after a lengthy investigation...
  • US captures Iraqi suspected of smuggling foreign fighters

    01/02/2004 1:22:10 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 156+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 1/02/03
    US troops arrested an Iraqi who was believed to be smuggling foreign fighters into Iraq from Syria, and also captured 10 Muslim fundamentalists northeast of Baghdad, the military said. In the western town of Ar-Rutbah, soldiers from the Third Armoured Cavalry Regiment on Thursday caught a man they suspected of managing the movement of foreign fighters inside Iraq from Syria. They billed him as a "high-value target" for the coalition's military command, but did not rank where he stood on the US military's most wanted list. "This afternoon at 12:35 am (0935 GMT), elements of the 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment...
  • 'Shoe Bomb' Explosives Found on Moroccan Airliner

    09/26/2002 2:03:21 PM PDT · by Bob Evans · 15 replies · 355+ views
    'Shoe Bomb' Explosives Found on Moroccan Airliner Click here for Fox News article Thursday, September 26, 2002 PARIS - Explosives of the same type as found on alleged shoe bomber Richard Reid were discovered on a Moroccan jet after passengers left the flight at an airport in eastern France, authorities said Thursday. Officials said there was enough explosive material to blow up a plane. There was no detonator attached to the 3 ounces of explosives discovered in the passenger section of a Royal Air Maroc airplane on Wednesday night after it landed at the Metz-Nancy-Lorraine airport, according to police. Judicial...
  • Explosive to train dogs lost at airport

    09/30/2003 9:15:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies · 232+ views
    Explosive to train dogs lost at airport Tuesday September 30, 2003 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) An explosive used to train bomb-sniffing dogs was lost at Newark Liberty International Airport and police are investigating to determine what happened. Officials have discounted any terrorist connection, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, one of the nation's busiest. The missing explosive was reported Monday night by WABC-TV's ``Eyewitness News.'' ``We used it on a plane for testing purposes,'' Coleman told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Tuesday's editions. ``But at this point in...
  • NYPD: Explosives Vanish From (Newark) Airport

    11/23/2003 6:02:21 PM PST · by hapc · 68 replies · 303+ views
    New York Newsday and World Net Daily ^ | November 23, 2003 | Joe Farah
    Police in New York City have issued a department wide alert for officers to be on the lookout for missing explosives powerful enough to bring down a commerical jetliner.Newsday reports that the explosive called Primasheet, vanished at New Jersey's Newark International Airport in early September. Officials with the Port Authority originally said that the did not think terrorists had anything to do with its disappearance and that their investigation was focused on who signed the explosive in and out of the agencys training center at the Newark airport, the paper stated.The explosives, often used for demolition projects, were last seen...
  • NYPD Alert Warns of Missing Explosives

    11/23/2003 2:59:35 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 199+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | Nov. 22, 2003 | Rocco Parascandola
    The New York Police Department has issued a department-wide alert for cops to be on the watch for explosives that disappeared from Newark International Airport more than two months ago, Newsday has learned. The explosive, Primasheet, a plastic bonded explosive with enough power to bring down a jetliner, according to some experts, disappeared in early September. The material was last seen while cops in the Port Authority Police Department's K-9 Unit were using it to train bomb-sniffing dogs aboard a Continental Airlines jet, according to the Port Authority. The Port Authority earlier said the explosive material was last accounted for...