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  • DUBAI DUETS

    03/05/2006 9:25:47 PM PST · by txroadkill · 19 replies · 1,173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/6/06 | Washington Prowler
    DUBAI DUETS Late Friday, Department of Justice lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel were attempting to determine if former President Bill Clinton had registered as an "Agent of a Foreign Principal." Federal statute requires that anyone -- even a former President -- doing political or public affairs work on behalf of a foreign country, agency or official must register with the Department, and essentially update his status every six months. It was not clear the Clinton had done so. If his status is less clear, here is what we do know: If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did not know...
  • Seattle - Port terminal evacuated over possible bomb

    08/16/2006 1:55:20 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 239 replies · 12,599+ views
    Excerpt - Bomb squads are responding to Terminal 18 on Seattle's waterfront after a canine bomb team found possible explosives in a container, the Coast Guard said this afternoon. ~ snip ~
  • California Port Shut Down Over Possible Terrorist Threat (Port Hueneme)

    06/26/2006 2:22:16 PM PDT · by Diver Dave · 149 replies · 6,981+ views
    FOX News Channel ^ | 26 June 06 | AP
    <p>Adam Housley reports a ship from Guatemala had written in the hold "This Nitro is for you George Bush."</p>
  • Request for Stories of Suspicious Incidents Throughout the Country

    03/02/2005 6:10:54 PM PST · by milford421 · 16 replies · 667+ views
    3/2/05 | milford421
    Compiling a list of suspicious incidents nationwide, including train derailments, chemical/oil refinery fires and or explosions, etc. Don't forget to include news link for source. Please send to my attention.
  • Muslim CEOs of U.S. firms fight terrorism, 'stop evil' (anthrax, Bioport)

    05/19/2004 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Shermy · 24 replies · 366+ views
    USA Today ^ | May 19, 2004
    Those who go to sleep at night with the threat of terrorism on their minds might be surprised to learn that Muslim CEOs are running companies that watch over our safety. • Fuad El-Hibri is CEO of BioPort, the only U.S. maker of anthrax vaccine. • Houssam Salloum is CEO of Axiolog, a Detroit firm developing a high-tech system for tracking international cargo into vulnerable U.S. ports. • Nafa Khalaf is CEO of Detroit Contracting, which after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 secured the five major treatment plants that supply water to 4.5 million residents of the Detroit area....
  • Gertz: N. Korea, al Qaeda union a threat

    03/31/2004 11:29:43 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 246+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    <p>U.S. military commanders in the Pacific warned Congress yesterday that North Korea could provide nuclear arms to terrorist groups such as al Qaeda.</p> <p>Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, leader of the U.S. Pacific Command, and Army Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, commander of U.S. forces in Korea, testified about the danger of nuclear terrorism at a budget hearing for the House Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • 3 Suspected of Photographing Area Refineries

    03/17/2004 5:46:47 PM PST · by wjersey · 84 replies · 433+ views
    WPVI (ABC Philadelphia) ^ | 3/17/2004 | Michele McCormack
    Three men are in custody this hour after allegedly photographing sites around the local refineries Wednesday in Delaware County. Police sources confirm that the three men are in custody and are being questioned about their activities. The men were apprehended by Marcus Hook police. The FBI will assist with the investigation. Sources also tell Action News that the alleged suspects were videotaping the refineries and tanker ships.
  • ACHILLE LAURO HIJACKING 1985

    04/16/2003 4:37:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 526+ views
    Achille Lauro What happened during the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985? AP Photo Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, 1985 On October 7, 1985 four heavily armed terrorists representing the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, with some 100 mostly elderly passengers on board, in Egyptian waters. The hijackers demanded that Israel free 50 Palestinian prisoners, and to prove their determination, they shot and killed a disabled American tourist, 69-year-old Leon Klinghoffer, and threw his body overboard with his wheelchair. After a two-day drama, the Egyptian government, unaware that Klinghoffer...
  • FBI asks Florida Keys dive shop owners to be watchful

    06/04/2002 2:31:06 PM PDT · by elfman2 · 8 replies · 952+ views
    keysnews.com ^ | 6/4/02 | TOM WALKER
    A local dive shop owner says FBI agents are wasting their time scouring Keys dive shops for information about suspicious people who took scuba classes. On May 23, the FBI released a warning that some terrorists had been seeking "an offensive scuba diver capability." Concerned that future terrorist attacks might come by sea, the bureau apparently is compiling a database of all the country's certified scuba divers. "Why spin your wheels interviewing the dive shops when they should be going right to PADI?" asked Capt. Bill Grosscup, owner of Captain's Corner on Greene Street. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors,...
  • Middle Eastern Men & Kayak Rentals

    06/07/2002 11:05:23 AM PDT · by UnsinkableMollyBrown · 141 replies · 1,861+ views
    memo from Anti Terrorism Task Force | 7 June 2002 | Frank Shults,
    United States Attorney Eastern District of Virginia District of Columbia TO: Anti-Terrorism Task Force FROM: Frank Shults Chief Information Officer RE: Kayak rentals The ATTF CIO in Milwaukee obtained the following information from an intelligence summary report of an Army CID ATTF rep. It is passed on to you for information purposes. (U//FOUO) California: On 21 May 2002, US Coast Guard (USCG) personnel were notified by a kayak distributor in Wilmington, CA, in metropolitan Los Angeles, that three or four men appearing to be of Middle-Eastern descent attempted to purchase four small "sit on top" kayaks several weeks ago. The...
  • Bush's Stumble: The So San Affair ( Korean Scuds to Yemen

    12/20/2002 10:33:55 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 30 replies · 952+ views
    NewYorkTImes ^ | 12-19.2002 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, under its new chairman, Richard Lugar, should make its first order of business an inquiry into President Bush's maladroit and shortsighted decision-making in the So San affair. Our National Security Agency, to its credit, spotted the movement of 15 Scud missiles and 85 drums of chemicals from a factory in North Korea to its secret loading aboard the freighter So San, and tracked the unflagged ship around the world to the Arabian Sea. The C.I.A. was unable to determine the customer of these offensive weapons, unreliable in military combat but useful in striking terror into...
  • Huge Weapons Shipment Seized At Port

    07/10/2003 12:34:11 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 36 replies · 356+ views
    Huge Weapons Shipment Seized At Port PORTLAND - Federal officials announced late Wednesday the seizure of possibly the largest shipment of weapons ever found in the northwest from Terminal Six at the Port of Portland. Officials with the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and extension of the Department of Homeland Security said inspectors seized more than 700 handguns, 900 magazines, and 450 shotguns from a container at the port on June 28. The CBP said the shipment was bound for Central America, and originated in the People's Republic of China. Authorities say they learned of the...
  • Gunboat guards suspicious ship in Longview (WA)

    12/11/2003 9:56:12 AM PST · by diamondjoe · 24 replies · 2,875+ views
    KATU News (Portland, OR) ^ | December 10, 2003 | staff
    The Coast Guard intercepted and boarded the ship, 'Athena' off the coast, then escorted it upriver to be docked. Since it docked at the Port of Longview Friday, it's been under constant surveillance from a Coast Guard Gunboat with Coast Guard and customs agents watching from shore. Just down river from the ship, fishermen Mike Young and Gerald Senesac reel in their catch and wonder why the cargo ship is being guarded. "With guns ready, there's got to be something different than what the government's saying," says Senesac. KATU's Dan Tilkin learned a few details about the ship: Before the...
  • Officials Seek New Place to Inspect Suspicious Cargo

    12/02/2003 12:37:32 PM PST · by Pro-Bush · 7 replies · 100+ views
    LA Times/Yahoo ^ | 12/02/03 | Deborah Schoch
    Officials Seek New Place to Inspect Suspicious Cargo Tue Dec 2,11:35 AM ET Add Local - Los Angeles Times to My Yahoo! By Deborah Schoch When an incoming cargo container sparks the interest of federal security inspectors at the Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport complex, that container more often than not is trucked to a warehouse in Carson to be searched by hand. • Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times Federal security officials, unhappy with that route, want a proposed first-of-its-kind inspection center to be built close to where ships unload. "We really don't want containers traveling through residential neighborhoods if...
  • Feds Issue Terror Warning For Bay Area Oil Refineries

    08/23/2003 9:41:16 PM PDT · by Brian S · 24 replies · 269+ views
    KTVU ^ | 08-23-03
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A 'single source' in Europe has told U.S. officials that there may be a terrorist attack this weekend at a waterfront oil facility in either San Francisco, New York City or Los Angeles. While the tip has not been corroborated by another source, the FBI is taking the threat seriously and has issued a terror alert to Bay Area authorities. An additional target, the source told federal officials, may be the Boulder Dam. The California Highway Patrol told KTVU that it had not added any additional officers to its patrols, but was keeping a close eye on...
  • Sea Containers Barred From Ships to U.S.

    02/13/2003 12:48:58 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 281+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2003 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    WASHINGTON -- The Customs Service refused to let 13 sea containers destined for the United States be loaded onto ships at foreign ports because of insufficient details about their contents, a violation of a new federal rule. The agency says it needs timely and accurate manifest information to effectively evaluate and identify cargo that may pose a risk to U.S. security. With 5.7 million cargo containers entering U.S. seaports each year, Customs says it is critically important to prevent terrorists from using sea containers to smuggle nuclear, chemical, biological or other deadly weapons into this country.
  • On N. Korean Freighter, a Virtual Missile Factory

    08/13/2003 8:32:22 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 14 replies · 232+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/03 | Joby Warrick
    First of two articlesNEW DELHI -- Tae Min Hun, the dour captain of the North Korean freighter Kuwolsan, glared icily from the bridge as tempers around him soared in the midday heat. On June 30, 1999, as customs agents in India's northwestern port city of Kandla waited impatiently to board the vessel, Tae received urgent instructions from Pyongyang: At all cost, let no one open the cargo boxes.The Indians tried to look anyway, and a melee erupted. Tae and his crew rained blows on inspectors and barricaded the doors with their bodies, according to witness accounts and video footage of...
  • Group of 5 Middle Eastern Men Purchase Special Diving Equipment In South Florida

    05/29/2002 9:01:12 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 265 replies · 4,231+ views
    NBC | 5-30-02 | My Favorite Headache
    This just broke after the Nets-Celtics game on NBC. Apparently the FBI is investigating a group of middle eastern men who purchased top of the line "undetectable diving equipment" sometime before the recent FBI warning. This is more than likely why the alert has been given about divers committing acts of terror. I have also gone through my usual sources through news-press paper out of Ft.Myers which is where the purchase was made. Now I ask those of you on here to do your research into this area. A few of the 9-11 terrorists lived in a rented room in...
  • North Korean freighter barred from leaving port (Japan)

    06/10/2003 5:50:41 PM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 7 replies · 260+ views
    Japan Times ^ | 06.11.03
    North Korean freighter barred from leaving port KYOTO (Kyodo) Japan ordered a North Korean freighter Tuesday set to carry goods to the North -- in place of a North Korean ferry at the center of arms and espionage allegations -- not to leave port. Cargo is loaded aboard the North Korean ship Namsan 3 in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture. The 298-ton freighter Namsan 3, which arrived at Maizuru port in Kyoto Prefecture at around 7:30 a.m. with 16 crew members, was to sail again in the afternoon. But a special government probe concluded that the vessel must be detained in...
  • Egyptian ship to be inspected (anthrax quarantine)

    04/25/2003 3:50:31 PM PDT · by Clive · 56 replies · 393+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | April 25, 2003 | Alicaon Auld
    HALIFAX (CP) - An officer who died aboard a ship now quarantined off the coast of Nova Scotia had anthrax bacilli in his system, but Brazilian officials have yet to determine if the lethal bacteria caused his death. A specialist with the Brazilian Health Department said Friday the bacilli were discovered in the unidentified man's body after he died while the ship was sailing in Brazilian waters. However, a conclusive autopsy report had yet to be completed. "The bacilli of anthrax was found in his body," Carlos Lopes said in an interview from Brasilia, the capital of the South American...
  • Canada to quarantine ship after Anthrax kills first mate

    04/24/2003 8:21:15 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 52 replies · 273+ views
    Canada.com ^ | Thursday, April 24, 2003 | Canadian Press
    Federal officials are preparing to place an Egyptian ship under quarantine following the death of the vessel's first mate from the bacterial disease anthrax, Le Soleil reports today. The Wadi Al Arab left Brazil earlier this week after it dropped off the body of a deceased crew member, said the Quebec City newspaper. The ship was scheduled to drop off a load of bauxite at an Alcan aluminum plant in Saguenay, Que., but it has been diverted to Halifax. The Wadi Al Arab was still outside Canadian waters last night. Officials with Health Canada, the RCMP and Transport Canada were...
  • Cargo ship to be seized over anthrax

    04/24/2003 1:01:14 PM PDT · by Mixer · 16 replies · 219+ views
    WND ^ | 4/24/2003 | WND
                                    THURSDAY APRIL 24 2003                   ShopNetDaily   Page 1 News   Page 2 News   G2 Bulletin   BizNetDaily   LocalNetDaily   Commentary   Classified Ads   Letters   People Search   SportsNetDaily   Health   Weather   TV Guide   Movies   Stocks     BIOLOGICAL WAR-FEAR Cargo ship to be seized over anthrax Officer aboard Quebec-bound vessel died from disease Posted: April 24, 200310:38 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Canadian authorities plan to seize a cargo ship bound for a Quebec port after learning an officer on board died from exposure...
  • CHILLING AL QAEDA SLAY PLOTS

    11/23/2002 1:01:55 AM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 338+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/23/02 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>November 23, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - The newest prize al Qaeda captive has given U.S. intelligence agents chilling details about massive terrorist plots to attack commercial and military ships in the Persian Gulf region with planes and scuba divers, The Post has learned.</p>
  • Iraqi nationals taken off oil tanker near Philadelphia

    03/25/2003 12:08:09 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 319+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/25/03 | Audrey Hudson
    <p>The U.S. Coast Guard removed two Iraqi-national crew members from an oil tanker it boarded in the Delaware Bay and are holding them in an undisclosed location.</p> <p>The Qatar-flagged, 880-foot tanker is anchored at the Coastal Eagle Point Facility, a refinery across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, and remains under armed control of the Coast Guard, which boarded the ship last week.</p>
  • Terrorists aim at Pearl Harbor

    03/02/2003 10:44:28 PM PST · by kattracks · 29 replies · 647+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/03/03 | Bill Gertz
    <p>Terrorists linked to al Qaeda have targeted U.S. military facilities in Pearl Harbor, including nuclear-powered submarines and ships, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>Intelligence reports about the terrorist threat to the Hawaiian harbor bombed by the Japanese in World War II were sent to senior U.S. officials in the past two weeks and coincided with reports of the planning of a major attack by Osama bin Laden's terrorist group. Officials said the reports were one of the reasons that led to the recent heightened security threat alert. The alert status has since been lowered.</p>
  • Three mystery ships are tracked over suspected 'weapons' cargo

    02/18/2003 4:47:00 PM PST · by knak · 221 replies · 1,419+ views
    Three giant cargo ships are being tracked by US and British intelligence on suspicion that they might be carrying Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Each with a deadweight of 35,000 to 40,000 tonnes, the ships have been sailing around the world's oceans for the past three months while maintaining radio silence in clear violation of international maritime law, say authoritative shipping industry sources. The vessels left port in late November, just a few days after UN weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix began their search for the alleged Iraqi arsenal on their return to the country. Uncovering such a deadly...
  • U.S. HELPS DERAIL AL QAEDA PLANS FOR SINGAPORE TERRORIST MAYHEM

    01/12/2002 12:57:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 172+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/12/02 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>January 12, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - A chilling videotape U.S. forces plucked out of the rubble in Afghanistan helped Singapore foil a massive al Qaeda plot to blow up U.S. naval vessels and murder American sailors and businessmen.</p> <p>The Southeast Asian island's government yesterday released the videotape and handwritten notes written in Arabic it said were found in the ruins of an al Qaeda leader's house in Afghanistan.</p>
  • Terror plot on US carrier foiled

    12/29/2001 12:17:07 AM PST · by knak · 31 replies · 275+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Acting on U.S. intelligence gathered in Afghanistan, the Singapore government earlier this month raided a "terrorist nest" and arrested 12 alleged al Qaida members suspected of planning an attack on the island nation's deep-water Navy port, top Pentagon and other government officials said. Two suspected terrorists escaped arrest, Pentagon officials said. Singapore officials have also failed to locate two tons of explosives intended to be used in the attack or attacks, a military official said. Neither the Singapore government nor the Pentagon has publicly acknowledged the raid out of concern over compromising the source of ...
  • Oil Tanker Explodes off Yemen (French Say It's Terrorism)

    10/06/2002 2:48:46 AM PDT · by Timesink · 103 replies · 1,692+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 6, 2002
    Sunday, 6 October, 2002, 09:36 GMT 10:36 UK Oil tanker explodes off Yemen A French-owned oil tanker is on fire off the coast of Yemen after an explosion on board. Yemeni officials say they do not consider the blast an act of sabotage, but a diplomat at the French embassy told the AFP news agency it was believed to be a terrorist attack. "The oil tanker was rammed by a small boat stuffed with explosives," the French Vice-Consul, Marcel Goncalves, said. The tanker burst into flame as it headed towards the port of al Dabah on the eastern coast of...
  • Seattle INS breaks ring of smugglers

    10/03/2002 1:06:01 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 4 replies · 167+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | October 3, 2002 | CHRIS McGANN
    An intensive two-year investigation by federal immigration agents in Seattle has broken the back of a crime syndicate that smuggled about 100 Chinese stowaways through West Coast ports in 1999 and 2000, Immigration and Naturalization Service officials say.INS officials credit the crackdown with curtailing the sometimes-deadly practice of smuggling illegal immigrants in cargo containers, at least to Washington ports."Container smuggling has stopped in Seattle because (INS) has investigated and (the U.S. attorney has) prosecuted these cases relentlessly," said INS spokesman Garrison Courtney. "It's no longer lucrative here."Four men in New York pleaded guilty this week to racketeering charges stemming from...
  • Hijackers Said to Seek Navy Targets

    08/20/2002 4:19:05 PM PDT · by Teacher317 · 7 replies · 364+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08-20-02 | SETH HETTENA
    Hijackers Said to Seek Navy Targets Tue Aug 20, 3:29 PM ET By SETH HETTENA, Associated Press Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) - Investigators believe the San Diego-based Sept. 11 hijackers who helped crash an airliner into the Pentagon ( news - web sites) initially were sent to California to pinpoint targets in the Navy's largest West Coast port, a federal law enforcement source told The Associated Press. Investigators believe al-Qaida operatives Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar, who arrived in California in January 2000, most likely were assigned to identify San Diego-based Navy ships to attack, said the federal official, who...
  • U.S. agents investigate container at Port Newark (shower ON)

    09/11/2002 8:26:24 AM PDT · by Sender · 37 replies · 273+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 9/11/2002 | Mitchel Maddux
    U.S. Coast Guard personnel and federal agents were examining a cargo ship at Port Newark on Tuesday night after it triggered a radioactivity detector during a search, officials said. The radioactivity seemed to be coming from either cargo containers or from the ocean-going ship itself, which was at a wharf at the Maersk Sealand terminal, an official familiar with the incident said. Specialists from the U.S. Department of Energy were at the scene, along with FBI agents and others, the official said. At press time, authorities had not issued a finding on the source of the radioactivity. The Palermo Senator...
  • HYSTERICAL HILLARY GETS PASS ON NUKE TERROR MELTDOWN

    03/05/2002 11:19:12 AM PST · by Elkiejg · 36 replies · 238+ views
    newsmax ^ | 3/5/02 | NewsMax
    She may be America's most famous elected Democrat and a leading contender for her party's 2004 presidential nomination, but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is getting a media pass on her nuclear terror meltdown yesterday. "This is absolutely incomprehensible to me," a spitting-mad Clinton complained to reporters Monday, after Time magazine reported that New York officials were kept in the dark about an unsourced tip that terrorists might have smuggled a nuclear device into Manhattan last October. "That is a dereliction of duty on the part of whomever in the federal government knew about the alleged threat," hysterical Hillary ranted. "And ...
  • Coast Guard Announces 25 Terrorist Stowaways Loose in US

    05/13/2002 9:28:32 AM PDT · by Miss Marple · 105 replies · 319+ views
    Fox News | May 13, 2002 | Fox News
    Fox News is reporting that 25 Islamic Radical terrorists have entered the country since March, as stowaways on cargo vessels of major carriers, docking in Miami, California, and I believe Virginia. They will brief law enforcement officials tomorrow in a classified briefing about the reliability of their information.I am hoping I have not duplicated a post. I haven't seen anything on line yet about this. Fox has discussed it three times in the last half hour.
  • Other Groups, with Al Qaeda, Said to Threaten U.S.

    05/20/2002 8:33:38 AM PDT · by RCW2001 · 11 replies · 197+ views
    Other Groups, with Al Qaeda, Said to Threaten U.S. Last Updated: May 20, 2002 10:46 AM ET By Niala Boodhoo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic groups like Hizbollah and Egypt's Islamic Jihad could be planning to attack the United States and may be more able to do so than the al Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman said on Monday. "Our enemy is not al Qaeda alone," Sen. Bob Graham said on NBC's "Today" show, referring to the movement believed behind the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States that killed more than 3,000 people....
  • Coast Guard warns of terrorist threat in Puget Sound

    06/08/2002 9:07:51 PM PDT · by mhking · 139 replies · 2,537+ views
    Coast Guard warns of terrorist threat in Puget Sound 06/08/2002 The Associated Press SEATTLE - The Coast Guard warned Saturday evening of a potential terrorist threat to “maritime interests” around Puget Sound. “Based on information received across the U.S. Government, there is a credible threat to maritime interests from swimmers and divers,” Lt. Scott Casad of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Puget Sound said in a release. He said the Coast Guard had told local port officials and maritime business owners to be on guard for suspicious activity. No further details on possible targets or what triggered the warning...
  • 'Flag of convenience' raises concern (Osama bin Laden owns fleet of cargo ships!)

    06/14/2002 9:48:15 AM PDT · by Robert357 · 55 replies · 1,442+ views
    The Everett Herald ^ | June 14, 2002 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Foreign flag vessels, many of shadowy origins, now account for 90 percent of shipping into and out of the United States and could pose a security risk to the country, lawmakers were told Thursday. Of greatest concern is the "flag of convenience" system where ship owners often have no connection to the country under which their ship is registered, witnesses told a House Armed Services Committee panel. This system, said William Schubert, maritime administrator with the Transportation Department, "can inadvertently open the door for criminal and terrorist activity that would be impossible under the U.S. flag registry." "From...
  • FBI searches L.A. coast for al Qaeda crew, cache

    06/17/2002 11:11:55 PM PDT · by kattracks · 45 replies · 996+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/18/02 | Bill Gertz
    <p>Federal authorities have been searching for a merchant ship carrying a group of al Qaeda terrorists and a large cache of weapons that is believed to be headed for Los Angeles, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>The FBI has been investigating an intelligence report about the ship and a group of up to 40 al Qaeda terrorists on board for the past several weeks, but it has been unable to find the vessel or any similar plot, according to law enforcement and intelligence officials.</p>
  • BOAT SAID TO BE CARRYING TERRORISTS: FBI SEARCHES IN LOS ANGELES

    06/17/2002 8:51:18 PM PDT · by kcvl · 125 replies · 614+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 06/17/02 | Unknown
    FBI investigated an intelligence report that 40 al Qaeda were on a boat headed to U.S... Boat was due in early June, the WASHINGTON TIMES is reporting on Tuesday. Very specific intel report. Nothing found. FBI interviewed people last week in L.A... MORE... BOAT SAID TO BE CARRYING TERRORISTS: FBI SEARCHES IN LOS ANGELES
  • INS ALERT 4 Pakistanis at large in Norfolk VA area

    03/22/2002 11:29:23 AM PST · by Merovingian · 120 replies · 1,057+ views
    FOX NEWS
    4 Pakistanis are somewhere at large in the country and being sought by the INS. The four were on the ship PROGRESSO, INS inspector granted them shore leave in Norfolk VA in error...One is on the terrorist list..
  • FOX News is reporting INS alert for Paki Nationals on a terrorist list who left ship

    03/22/2002 11:28:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies · 254+ views
    3-22-02 | Carl Cameron - FNC
    4 Pakistani illegals at large who have appeared on terrorism watch lists. No other details. INS conference call yesterday. On live now.
  • Egyptian terror suspect had satellite telephone, fake ID (Hid In Container)

    10/25/2001 2:49:41 PM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 495+ views
    AFP | 10/25/01
    ROME, Oct 25 (AFP) - An Egyptian man arrested last week in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro accused of having links with terrorists was carrying sophisticated communication equipment, Italian police said Thursday. Rizk Amid Farid, 43, had with him a portable computer, three mobile telephones including one with satellite link-up, and a Thai Airways identity pass giving him access to airports and credit at various banks. He was discovered hiding in a container at the port last Thursday. All the explanations given to Italian anti-terrorist police for his possession of such items have so far rung false. He ...
  • Consular officials in Italy on their way to visit Canadian found in container

    10/30/2001 2:22:17 AM PST · by sarcasm · 3 replies · 382+ views
    National Post ^ | October 30, 2001
    OTTAWA (CP) - Canadian diplomatic officials in Rome are scheduled to visit a man Italian police charged with terrorism after he was found comfortably camped out in a cargo container. Rizk Amid Farid, 43, is being held in the southern Italian town of Palmi on international terrorism charges. Police found Rizk dressed in a suit and set up with a cellphone, cameras, a laptop computer and a variety of documents, inside a shipping container from Egypt. He is a Canadian citizen, and holds a legitimately issued passport. Reynald Doiron, a spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs, said two consular ...
  • Business-Class Suspect Caught In Container (Terrorist?)

    10/24/2001 5:29:02 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 344+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 10-25-2001 | Richard Owen
    THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 2001 Business-class suspect caught in container BY RICHARD OWEN IN ROME AND DANIEL MCGRORY ITALIAN police were investigating last night why a suspected al-Qaeda hijacker would smuggle himself halfway around the world locked inside a shipping container with its own bed and toilet. The bizarre discovery of an Egyptian carrying a Canadian passport was made on the dockside in Gioia Tauro in southern Italy, where detectives believe they may have foiled another hijacking. They were questioning Rizik Amid Farid, 43, about his choice of travel and why he was carrying airport maps and airside security passes for ...