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  • Schumer: Feds must work faster to test explosive detectors

    04/03/2016 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 5:20 AM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    The Department of Homeland Security must move faster to test explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks and to determine if the devices can be installed at airports and train stations across the country, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said. For about eight years, federal officials have funded the development of the electronic trace detection system, which would be capable of continuously monitoring an area for vapor from explosives, including the bomb-making material TATP. But while the technology has proved successful in laboratory tests, it hasn’t been scheduled for government field tests until the...
  • Officials: 2 devices caused explosions, no unexploded devices found

    04/16/2013 8:30:41 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | April 16, 2013
    Only two explosive devices were involved in an “act of cowardice” that left at least 176 people injured and three dead near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon yesterday, city officials said today. “Make no mistake, an act of cowardice and of this severity can not be justified or explained; it can only be answered,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said during a press conference at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel today. “The loss we’ve suffered is enormous.” Authorities said the explosions were caused by two devices. No unexploded devices were found, Gov. Deval Patrick said. Other...
  • BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport [radiological component?]

    10/29/2010 7:40:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 266 replies
    BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport October 29, 2010 9:56 AM From Jessica McWilliams PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities have isolated two cargo planes are Philadelphia International Airport following a report of a suspicious package. Local and federal authorities are investigating a suspicious package aboard a cargo plane that landed at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9 a.m. Friday. A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal before take off. Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a...
  • BINARY EXPLOSIVES: FROM DISCUSSION TO IMPLEMENTATION

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • ROCKET FIRE PROMPTS IDF STRIKE ON GAZA

    09/16/2010 12:27:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 09.16.10, 07:16 / Israel News | n/a
    "Rocket fire prompts IDF strike on Gaza" SNIPPET: "IAF targets two weapon caches in northern, southern Strip following ongoing rocket fire on Israel's south" SNIPPET: "Israel Air Force jets struck two Gaza targets overnight, following yet another day of continuous rocket fire on Israel's south. Fighter jets targeted two weapons warehouses in southern and northern Gaza in the early hours of Thursday morning. The IDF Spokesman's Unit said the pilots confirmed hitting their targets before safely returning to their base. No injuries were reported among the Palestinians at this time."
  • Seeking Help In Gaza

    10/06/2010 5:48:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | October 6, 2010 | n/a
    Quote: 06 October 2010 SEEKING HELP IN GAZA The brother was in urgent need of a TATP recipe. He got one.
  • Police Let Terrorist Slip Through

    04/26/2010 1:54:12 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 6 replies · 565+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/26/2010 | Wall Street Journal
    Port Authority police were told to stop and search would-be subway bomber Najibullah Zazi's car last September as he drove up to the George Washington Bridge—but waved him across without finding two pounds of explosives hidden inside. The failure to uncover the explosives after an alert about Mr. Zazi from the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been widely discussed among police but never publicly disclosed. It stoked longstanding tensions between the Port Authority Police and the New York Police Department, which are more pronounced since the 9/11 attacks. The Port Authority is tasked with protecting the bridges, tunnels and major...
  • Napolitano Warns Al-Qaida in U.S.

    12/03/2009 5:29:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies · 1,634+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 2:22 PM | Jim Meyers
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that al-Qaida followers are inside the U.S. and pose the threat of terrorist attacks on Americans. “The fact is that home-based terrorism is here,” she said in an address to the American-Israel Friendship League in New York on Wednesday night. “And like extremism abroad, it is now part of the threat picture that we must confront." “Individuals sympathetic to al-Qaida and its affiliates, as well as those inspired by their ideology, are present in the U.S., and would like to attack the homeland or plot overseas attacks against our interests abroad.” Napolitano said a...
  • Ware Man Charged with Illegal Possession of Ammunition and Manufacturing Explosive Materials

    11/11/2009 2:33:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 2,365+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | November 10, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Ware Man Charged with Illegal Possession of Ammunition and Manufacturing Explosive Materials SPRINGFIELD, MA—A Ware man was charged today in federal court with Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon and Manufacturing Explosive Materials without a License. United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Glenn N. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Resident Agent in Charge of the Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense’s...
  • Terror and the theatrical paradigm

    10/11/2009 12:53:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 720+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2009 | J.R. Dunn
    Pittsburgh was treated to an impressive show the week of the recent G20 conference. A nice assortment of military choppers of various types and missions, along with odder aircraft difficult both to identify and explain. Both police and the National Guard were out in force, with downtown nearly sealed off. None of this hardware was used against the "3,000 - 4,000" (more like a few hundred) anarchist demonstrators when they turned their righteous wrath on a dozen Starbucks and a Whole Foods store. No serious confrontation was expected and none occurred. Because all of it - the Guard troops, the...
  • The bombmakers' friend

    10/01/2009 7:41:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 549+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/1/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    On Tuesday, Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Afghan immigrant who was a teenager in Queens during the Sept. 11 attacks, pleaded not guilty to federal terrorism conspiracy charges in New York. This is a scary story. Police stopped and searched Zazi's rented car on the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 10, as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks loomed and President Obama was about to join world leaders at a U.N. confab. According to the U.S. attorney's office, Zazi flew to Pakistan in August 2008 to receive bombmaking instructions, returned to use the Internet and nine pages of handwritten bombmaking...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • Target Of NY Bomb Plot Probe Admits Terrorist Ties

    09/19/2009 1:42:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,421+ views
    WCBSTV.com ^ | Sep 18, 2009 11:50 pm US/Eastern | Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS), Reporting
    SNIPPET: "The ties between Najibullah Zazi and al-Qaida are growing. A source who gets high-level intelligence briefings told CBS 2 HD that law enforcement officials have recorded a number of conversations between Zazi and a known al-Qaida operative in Pakistan. The key parts of the conversation? The operative told Zazi what to say if stopped by police, and there is also a reference to a "wedding," which American agents believe is a code word for an attack. Sources said the formula for the explosive TATP was found in Zazi's computer when they seized his car, and with President Barack Obama...
  • Technion discovery could help make bomb detection easier

    05/27/2009 11:33:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 362+ views
    JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | May 25, 2009 20:46 | Updated May 26, 2009 11:45 | By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Researchers at Haifa's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have discovered six different crystal forms - instead of the one known until now - of TATP (acetone peroxide), an organic explosive that takes the form of a white crystalline powder with a distinctive acrid smell. The discovery, said the Technion, will make it possible to develop better technologies for detecting the explosive, which is used by terrorist organizations around the world.
  • Police: 3 teens arrested in Hong Kong after making bombs

    03/29/2009 12:51:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 370+ views
    SNIPPET: "Police spokesman Lawrence Li said experts were trying to confirm that the explosive used by the boys, ages 13 and 14, is triacetone triperoxide, known as TATP. Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper quoted chief inspector Chan Wai-man as saying the explosive is believed to be TATP and that the boys learned how to make it on the Internet."
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • Threat Matrix: May 2008

    05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,314 replies · 4,222+ views
    U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success." While the United States...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Terrorism suspects caught on film

    01/12/2008 2:48:22 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 129+ views
    The Copenhagen Post ^ | 11.01.2008 | Staff
    Investigators had the flat of a person they suspect was planning a terrorist attack bugged for months Two men currently awaiting trail for planning an act of terrorism were reportedly filmed by investigators as they made the explosive they intended to use in the bombing, according to TV2. The revelation gives an insight into the investigative techniques used by PET, the domestic intelligence agency, during the months-long investigation that culminated with a series of arrests in and around Copenhagen in September. Eight men have been charged as a result of the investigation. The two men caught on film are the...
  • 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...