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  • New Details on Shoe Bomb Threat (Obama's JV AQAP)

    02/20/2014 4:07:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 6 replies
    ABC News World News Tonight ^ | Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Pierre Thomas
    Video report at link. U.S. government uncovers plot by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) to recruit Americans and Europeans to get training in Syria to blow up passenger planes with shoe bombs.
  • THREAT MATRIX 2014 #1

    02/18/2014 9:15:57 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 290 replies
    TM CREW | February 18, 2014 | Freepers Who Care
    Stars and Stripes Forever? Or will the Hammer and Sickle fly triumphantly over American Soil? Be aware. Be wary. Understand what you are seeing and do not allow yourselves to become complacent. The country you save may be your own.
  • Military Documents Detail Life At Guantanamo (More Classified Documents Leaked)

    04/24/2011 7:12:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Dina Temple-Raston, Tom Gjelten and Margot Williams
    Thousands of pages of previously secret military documents about detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison now put a name, a history and a face on hundreds of men in captivity there. The documents include details on 158 men on whom no information has ever been released. The hundreds of classified documents - marked "secret" and "noforn" meaning the information is not to be shared with representatives of other countries - are assessments, interviews and internal memos from the Pentagon's Joint Task Force at Guantanamo. The task force was supposed to determine who the detainees were, how they might be connected...
  • Shoe bomber accomplice pleads guilty at Old Bailey

    02/28/2005 6:11:57 AM PST · by Valin · 308+ views
    The Times ^ | 2/28/05
    A British-born suicide bomber plotted to bring down a packed passenger aircraft over the Atlanttic at the same time that the shoe bomber Richard Reid targeted an American Airlines flight, the Old Bailey heard today. But Saajid Badat changed his mind and dismantled his own shoe bomb, which was designed to evade airport security. Badat, 25, from Gloucester, admitted conspiring to blow up an aircraft between January 1 1999 and November 28, 2003 in a surprise change of plea today. He had been due to stand trial for the offence. Intelligence services believe Badat had been conspiring with Reid, a...
  • Stunning new video of Flight 800 crash site (Missle strike theory)

    10/15/2007 12:25:05 PM PDT · by yankeesdoodle · 67 replies · 215+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10-15-07 | Jack Cashill
    What we concluded, in fact, is that this extraordinary video has the potential to break the TWA Flight 800 case wide open. The video had been shot from a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion that had been flying almost directly above TWA Flight 800 when it exploded off the coast of Long Island on the night of July 17, 1996. For the record, the P-3 is a long-range, antisubmarine warfare patrol aircraft with advanced submarine detection and avionics equipment. According to the P-3 crew, all of whom remained stubbornly evasive about their mission when questioned, the plane was flying at 22,000...
  • 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...
  • Poison warfare suits found in mosque raid (January 27, 2003 )

    01/27/2003 6:11:52 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 33 replies · 812+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | January 27, 2003 | LEO SCHLINK in London
    BRITISH police investigating a terror plot by Islamic saboteurs have found chemical warfare protection suits in a north London mosque. The discovery has shocked detectives, who believe the find confirms supporters of Osama bin Laden were planning a poison attack on civilian targets in Britain. Scotland Yard and MI5 detectives had kept the discovery of the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) suits secret. They feared disclosing it would spark panic. Government ministers have warned any suggestion that the Finsbury Park mosque had been involved would have worrying racist overtones. Police initially revealed they had seized a cache of weapons, including...
  • Plane that struck Queens neighborhood subject to maritime laws

    05/12/2006 6:45:21 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 27 replies · 735+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | May 9, 2006 - 10:23 p.m. | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK — The crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in a quiet residential neighborhood nearly five years ago is subject to general maritime laws, a judge ruled Tuesday, allowing potentially higher damages for dozens of people who sued. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet said it did not matter that the plane crashed on land in Queens, killing 260 people on the plane and five on the ground. He noted that the plane was on a 1,500-mile transoceanic flight to the Dominican Republic. "There can be no question that, but for the development of air travel, this trip —...
  • Mayor faults White House terror plot communication [LA's Villaraigosa]

    02/09/2006 1:00:32 PM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 1,346+ views
    AP ^ | 2/9/6 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Los Angeles -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he was blindsided by President Bush's announcement of new details on a purported 2002 hijacking plot aimed at a downtown skyscraper, and described communication with the White House as "nonexistent." "I'm amazed that the president would make this (announcement) on national TV and not inform us of these details through the appropriate channels," the mayor said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I don't expect a call from the president — but somebody." The mayor also suggested that some funding from the Iraq war could be redirected to homeland security, which...
  • Montreal Man Bombed Flt. 587 With Shoe Bomb Canadians Say

    08/28/2004 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Burr5 · 49 replies · 1,642+ views
    National Journal ^ | Stuart Bell
    A captured Al-Qaeda operative has told Canadian Intelligence investigators that a Montreal man who trained in Afghanistan alongside the 9-11 hijackers was responsible for the crash of an American Airlines flight in New York three years ago.
  • '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...
  • US Security Needs Anger Some Europeans

    01/07/2004 5:29:17 PM PST · by blam · 91 replies · 474+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-8-2004 | Jill Lawless
    U.S. Security Needs Anger Some Europeans Thursday January 8, 2004 12:16 AM By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) - Fears of a new airborne terrorist attack have brought heightened tensions, grounded flights - and created turbulence for U.S.-European relations. Some European nations have balked at the United States' tough new aviation security measures, which include armed guards on aircraft and preflight scrutiny of passenger lists. Airlines, hit by rising security demands, want governments to handle part of the cost. ``There are tensions within Europe on how to handle U.S. requests,'' said Philip Butterworth-Hayes, editor of Jane's Aircraft Components....
  • Whereabouts Unknown: Terror Suspect Failed to Show for Christmas Eve Flight

    01/06/2004 4:36:45 PM PST · by knak · 106 replies · 257+ views
    abc ^ | 1/6/04
    Jan. 6— Authorities across Europe are searching for a passenger suspected of having links to al Qaeda who failed to show up for an Air France flight on Christmas Eve, ABCNEWS has learned. U.S. law enforcement officials believe the male passenger underwent terrorist training in Afghanistan. The ongoing search for the man — who was traveling with a French passport — is one of the factors contributing to the continuing security jitters about trans-Atlantic flights, officials said. French officials told ABCNEWS the man is feared to have a small bomb whose components might get past airport security. The man had...

    01/07/2004 12:46:53 AM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 154+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/07/04 | NILES LATHEM & BILL SANDERSON
    <p>January 7, 2004 -- Police in England and Europe are seeking al Qaeda terrorists planning to bomb trans-Atlantic jets departing Paris and London, security sources said yesterday.</p> <p>Two al Qaeda terrorists with American passports and non-Arab physical appearances are believed to be planning assaults on trans-Atlantic flights from London, a U.S. official told The Post.</p>
  • Airline groundings linked to al-Qa'eda shoe-bomb threat

    01/03/2004 3:21:16 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 44 replies · 234+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/04/04 | Andrew Alderson and David Bamber
    More flights from British airports are expected to be cancelled this week as MI5 and Special Branch hunt two al-Qa'eda terrorists thought to be planning a shoe-bomb attack on an airliner. It was this threat that led to last week's cancellation, two days running, of British Airways flight 223 from Heathrow to Washington. Officials from the security service MI5 believe that two Islamist terrorists are at large in Britain and planning to detonate a bomb in a lavatory of an aircraft. Flight 223 was finally due to take off last night, but government officials on both sides of the Atlantic...
  • Pilot Arraigned After Shoe-Bomb Remark

    08/10/2003 11:37:26 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 204+ views
    associated press ^ | associated press
    NEW YORK (AP) -- An Air France pilot was arraigned on felony charges Sunday after allegedly telling a security screener he had a bomb in his shoe. No explosives were found on the pilot or the plane, but the New York-to-Paris flight he was scheduled for as a co-pilot was canceled. Philippe Rivere, 50, was charged with two counts of falsely reporting an incident. He could face a seven-year prison term if convicted on the first-degree count, said Patrick Clark, a spokesman for the Queens district attorney. Queens Criminal Court Judge Deborah Stevens Modica set bail at $7,500 and ordered...
  • Caption this

    06/17/2003 10:16:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies · 219+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 17 June 2003
    I'd say you're a size 6
  • "Shoe Bomber Gets Life In Prison"

    01/30/2003 10:34:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 321+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/30/03 | Denise Lavoie - AP
    Top Stories - AP Shoe Bomb Suspect Sentencing Hearing Set By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press Writer BOSTON - To prosecutors, Richard Reid is a terrorist who shows no remorse for trying to blow up a jetliner with 197 people aboard. Defense lawyers contend he is a troubled man who was trying to defend his religion. AP Photo The arguments were expected to play out on Thursday at the sentencing of Reid, who admitted attempting to blow up the Miami-bound American Airlines jet by using explosives packed inside his shoes. He faces 60 years to life in prison. U.S. District...
  • Many Saw Flight 587 On Fire Before Crash

    06/05/2002 10:56:20 AM PDT · by aristeides · 11 replies · 315+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Jun. 5, 2002 | WARREN WOODBERRY Jr.
    By WARREN WOODBERRY Jr. Daily News Staff Writer More than 180 people reported seeing American Airlines Flight 587 on fire before it slammed into the Rockaways after takeoff from Kennedy Airport last fall, according to a new report. The National Transportation Safety Board says 181 witnesses — 52% of the 349 interviewed — said they saw the jet on fire before it plunged into the Belle Harbor, Queens, neighborhood on the morning of Nov. 12. Twenty-two percent interviewed reported seeing flames near the plane's fuselage. Other witnesses reported seeing fire on an engine or wing of the Airbus A300-600 jet....
  • Five Arrested in Shoe Bomb Case

    04/17/2002 10:06:56 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 11 replies · 246+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2002 | The Associated Press
    Police and security agents on Wednesday were questioning five Pakistanis arrested in Paris and its suburbs in connection with the investigation into shoe bomber Richard C. Reid, judicial officials said. The suspects were arrested Wednesday morning, the officials said on condition of anonymity. They are suspected of providing various kinds of logistical assistance to Reid, 28, a British citizen, during his stay in Paris. The investigation is being headed by France's top anti-terrorism judge, Jean-Louis Bruguiere. Reid has been in U.S. custody since Dec. 22, when he allegedly attempted to ignite the explosives in his shoes during a trans-Atlantic flight...