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  • FBI investigating dirty bomb threat on ship in South Carolina

    06/14/2017 10:47:48 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 9 replies
    News ^ | Staff
    Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • Sandy Berger, former national security adviser, dies

    12/02/2015 6:51:53 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 165 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/15 | Nick Gass
    Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, who served under President Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 70. "V sad start to day; just learned Sandy Berger passed away during the night," Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, tweeted Wednesday morning. "Good man & friend who served nation well as bill clinton's NSA." Antony Blinken, the current deputy secretary of state and a Berger acolyte, tweeted, "Mourn the passing of Sandy Berger --- father, husband, mentor, friend, leader and great patriot. RIP SRB." Berger, a longtime lawyer who founded Stonebridge International, a Washington-based advisory group,...
  • Rescued: Data the Kerry/Edwards Campaign Tried to DELETE from its site! (Grampa Dave found cache)

    07/21/2004 10:58:33 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 232 replies · 28,721+ views
    Google Cache ^ | 7-21-04
    John Kerry Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Fight the War on Terrorism <![if !vml]><![endif]>February 27, 2004 For Immediate Release Los Angeles, CA – In a speech today at the UCLA International Institute, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry offered his comprehensive approach to fighting the global war on terrorism. In the second of a series of speeches on national security, Kerry presented a plan to identify, disrupt, and eliminate terrorist networks using all the resources at our disposal. As CIA Director George Tenet starkly reminded us this week, we are threatened by a far-flung terrorist network that will continue to operate...
  • Tanzanian Tanker Still Missing

    09/24/2003 7:09:15 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 149+ views
    Mozambique Information Agency | September 24, 2003 | Unattributed
    The Tanzanian tanker, "M. T. Beacon", that disappeared from the northern Mozambican port of Nacala about a month ago, carrying 882,020 tonnes of fuel, is yet to return, reports Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". The fuel, worth about 345,000 US dollars, was to be delivered to Quelimane, the capital of Zambezia province, to supply the central region of the country, and there must now be fears that it has been stolen. The vessel, hired by the Mozambican company ADECNEL from the Tanzanian firm M.C.J. Shipping, left the port without authorisation, during the night, after it was discovered that...
  • South Korea on alert for possible Al Qaeda ship

    10/30/2003 11:45:39 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 441+ views
    Khaleej Times via Al Jazeera ^ | Oct. 30, 2003 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL - South Korean security authorities were ready to carry out on-board inspections of a Bahama-registered freighter after being tipped off that the ship might carry some members of Al-Qaeda, police said on Thursday. The 17,000-tonne freighter, the Athenia, which was suspected of carrying members of Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda group, was due to arrive at the southwestern port of Kunsan late Thursday, the police said. “We have been informed that Al Qaeda members might be hiding in the ship,” a police officer in charge of foreign affairs in Kunsan Police station told AFP. “When the ship reaches the...
  • Search of ship finds nothing abnormal

    12/07/2003 7:25:27 PM PST · by Oorang · 37 replies · 852+ views
    The Daily News Longview Washington ^ | Dec 07, 2003 | Hope Anderson
    A Coast Guard inspection of a freighter docked at the Port of Longview "didn't uncover or reveal anything," a Coast Guard spokesman said Saturday, but the crew members are not allowed off the ship and security will be maintained until the ship leaves. "We were not expecting to find anything," Lt. Cmdr. Glynn Smith, the Coast Guard's public affairs officer for the Pacific area, said Saturday by telephone from his office in Alameda, Calif. The search was routine, according to the Coast Guard, but Longview officials said the security crackdown is the most port activity since the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Could Al Qaeda Blow Up LNG Tankers on 2/11?

    02/03/2010 2:20:11 PM PST · by eRtwngr · 18 replies · 735+ views ^ | 2/3/2010 | eRtwngr
    I was listening to a debate on talk radio whether two Liquefied natural gas (LNG) Tankers should be allowed into Boston harbor on 2/11/10. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino had asked that they not be allowed in due to security concerns. But others say it's perfectly safe, that there's plenty of security and so on. And my first impulse was to think, how likely is it that there would be such an attack on a known target with everyone watching?
  • Could Al Qaeda Blow Up LNG Tankers on 2/11?

    02/03/2010 2:23:15 PM PST · by eRtwngr · 17 replies · 775+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 2/3/2010 | eRtwngr
    I was listening to a debate on talk radio whether two Liquefied natural gas (LNG) Tankers should be allowed into Boston harbor on 2/11/10. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino had asked that they not be allowed in due to security concerns. But others say it's perfectly safe, that there's plenty of security and so on. And my first impulse was to think, how likely is it that there would be such an attack on a known target with everyone watching?
  • Terror From the Sea: Warning From the Indian Naval Chief

    02/26/2009 1:21:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 519+ views ^ | 24-Feb-2009 | Guest Column By Commodore R. S. Vasan
    Paper no. 3068 Admiral Sureesh Mehta, the Chief of the Naval Staff sounded a stern warning on 18th February 2009, about the possibility of nuclear weapons being smuggled in to the country through the ever increasing container traffic. The warning was issued at a seminar to discuss Port Development and related security issues. At one level, there is nothing new in the warning. Similar warnings were issued post 9/11 by US and other maritime analysts who expected the seas to be the next medium for transportation and manifestation of terror. It is this fear that prompted the US to examine...
  • Obama: Economy plan means lower power bills

    01/24/2009 5:59:10 AM PST · by flowerplough · 45 replies · 293+ views
    msnbc/ap ^ | 24 Jan
    President Barack Obama on Saturday laid out more pieces of an economic plan he says would add 3,000 miles of electrical lines, increase security at 90 ports and double the United States' renewable energy capacity within three years. It was the latest appeal from the new president for a massive spending bill designed to inject almost a trillion dollars into a flailing U.S. economy and to fulfill campaign pledges. As members of Congress consider an $825 billion plan and Obama woos them, his White House released a radio and Internet address directed at voters who want answers. ( ... )...
  • Stowaways caught in LA

    12/31/2008 3:46:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 581+ views
    The JOURNAL of COMMERCE ONLINE ^ | Updated December 30, 2008 10:04:03 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two stowaways onboard a container ship were apprehended at the Port of Los Angeles." SNIPPET: "The Coast Guard had been notified that two stowaways were discovered on the LA-bound container ship Zenit during an earlier port call. The stowaways were reported to be Nigerian nationals"
  • With all eyes on Obama, Port of Los Angeles security under control of Chinese President’s son!

    11/19/2008 8:02:31 PM PST · by blackrobe · 9 replies · 1,133+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 19, 2008 | Judi McLeod
    With all eyes on the Big O’s Office of the President-elect, very few know that the Port of Los Angeles--the nation’s largest--is now effectively under the control of the Peoples Republic of China.
  • Dubai Ports World first international port operator to be certified for security by U.S.

    06/21/2008 4:46:21 PM PDT · by MrCFdovnh · 8 replies · 202+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 06-16-2008 | World Tribune
    ABU DHABI — A leading Gulf firm in the United Arab Emirates whose plans to operate six U.S. ports was last year rebuffed by Congress, has been certified as a partner in a U.S. port security program. The state-owned Dubai Ports World has been certified as a partner in the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism. DP World underwent a successful audit that determined the company met international ISO 28000 security standards required by C-TPAT. In 2007, DP abandoned plans to purchase a British company that operated six major ports in the United States, Middle East Newsline reported. Congress was opposed to...
  • Stowaway Terrorists Steal Into America By Ship Container

    06/18/2002 9:21:50 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 33 replies · 322+ views
    Fairplay International Shipping Weekly V.I.A. DEBKAafile Intelligence and Security Newsletter ^ | June 18, 2002 | Bob Graham -Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    More details have emerged about an apparent infiltration of Islamic terrorists through US ports during the past two months.Some of the men slipped through secuirty disguised as stevedores, according to Bob Graham Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.He said he had seen reports indicating that some extremists might have been wearing safety jackets and protective helmets to give the appearance of dockworkers.U.S. Coast Guard Officials have refused to divulge any information about the reports but Graham stressed: 'The American people have a right to know.'He said 25 extremists 'entered in a foriegn country, hid out in a container...
  • To thwart nuclear terror, US directs trade partners to inspect 11 million cargo containers

    08/24/2007 5:35:44 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 271+ views
    AP via IHT ^ | August 23, 2007 | Staff
    WASHINGTON: The specter of a nuclear bomb, hidden in a cargo container, detonating in an American port has prompted Congress to require 100 percent screening of U.S.-bound ships at their more than 600 foreign starting points. The Bush administration and shippers maintain the technology for scanning 11 million containers each year does not exist and say the requirement could disrupt trade. Current procedures including manifest inspections at foreign ports and radiation monitoring in U.S. ports are working well, they contend. Nonetheless, President George W. Bush signed the measure into law this month and praised its transfer of domestic money to...
  • Lost in Transit

    07/25/2007 11:22:24 AM PDT · by Kaput · 4 replies · 360+ views ^ | July 25, 2007 | Bethany Stotts
    Lost in Transit by: Bethany Stotts, July 25, 2007 With the recent revelation that the Department of Defense cannot locate more than 50,000 containers, concerns about the government's ability to equip soldiers on the battlefield prompted Senators Daniel Akaka (D-HI) and George Voinovich (R-OH) to call the fourth senate hearing on DoD supply-chain management since 2005. Many of the containers lost in transit are owned privately, and have simply disappeared. When asked if the containers were empty or full when they were lost, or if they made it to their destination, General Schwartz, Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, replied...
  • U.S. Port Contractor Has Terrorist Ties

    05/14/2007 3:09:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 717+ views
    Corruption Chronicles - A Judicial Watch Blog ^ | May 11, 2007 | Corruption Chronicles
    May 11, 2007 U.S. Port Contractor Has Terrorist Ties A foreign company set to build a massive tunnel project at a major U.S. seaport has close ties to the government of a country that has long appeared on the State Department’s list of nations that sponsor terrorism. The French construction giant (Bouygues Travaux Publics) is the preferred contractor to build a $1 billion tunnel at the South Florida Port of Miami, the world’s top cruise ship terminal with nearly 4 million passengers annually and one of the country’s busiest cargo ports with about one million containers a year. It turns...
  • TV ad implies threat to security from unlikely source: Wal-Mart

    03/25/2007 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 24 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | March 25, 2007 | JOE MALINCONICO
    The television advertisement starts with an ominous warning about 9/11. Then it shows a nuclear explosion, followed by a photo of Osama bin Laden and a ship loaded with cargo containers. "Since 9/11, it is one of the greatest threats we face, a nuclear weapon in the hands of Osama bin Laden shipped through an American port," says the voice-over. Finally, the ad reveals its villain: an outfit based in Arkansas that has a network of 1.8 million workers around the world who operate at 3,900 locations in the United States. Its corporate name is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. What's the...
  • PACKAGE AT PORT OF MIAMI POSED NO THREAT! (No Explosives - Contained Sprinkler Parts!)

    01/08/2007 1:19:20 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 172 replies · 4,308+ views
    MIAMI - The Port of Miami was hit by its second terrorism scare in two days Monday when a package that was to be loaded onto a cruise ship tested positive for plastic explosives. Authorities later determined it was harmless. The package was initially tested six times, and each time it came back positive for the military-grade explosive known as C4, the Coast Guard said. The package was then destroyed, and a Miami-Dade County police bomb squad determined it contained sprinkler parts, said Zach Mann, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami.
  • Plastic Explosives Detected at Miami (C4 was to be loaded on a cruise ship)

    01/08/2007 1:13:44 PM PST · by Uncledave · 6 replies · 969+ views
    ABC ^ | 1/8/2007
    MIAMI Jan 8, 2007 (AP)— A package that was going to be loaded onto a cruise ship at the Port of Miami tested positive for plastic explosives Monday, the Coast Guard said. The package was tested six times and each time it came back positive for C4, said Petty Officer James Judge. Miami-Dade police were examining the package to confirm whether explosives were present. The developments came a day after three Middle Eastern men in a cargo truck sparked a brief terrorism scare at the port. After a bomb squad search, authorities concluded that the men were carrying automotive parts...