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  • Video Discloses Alleged Plot To Target Sears Tower

    08/24/2006 1:21:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies · 1,184+ views
    Federal Judge Denies Request To Ban Video (CBS) -- MIAMI A federal judge has denied a request for a temporary injunction which would have prevented CBS 2 sister station WFOR-TV CBS 4 in Miami and their Web site,, from showing undercover surveillance video of seven men implicated in a terrorism scheme that involved a plot to blow up the Sears Tower. Attorney Ana Jhones had filed the request with Federal Court judge Joan Lenard at the US Courthouse in Miami, asking that CBS, and any other media outlet, be prevented from showing the undercover video showing her client, Narseal...
  • ANOTHER TRY: Terrorists tested liquid explosives on a jet in 1994 (lots of v interesting info!)

    08/11/2006 7:26:30 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 79 replies · 2,835+ views
    SFC ^ | Aug. 11, 2006 | Simon Reeve,
    Descriptions of the alleged plot uncovered by British authorities have distinct echoes of the so-called Operation Bojinka, an attempt by supporters of al Qaeda in the mid-1990s to simultaneously destroy airliners over the Pacific using liquid explosives. The explosives, which can be hidden in a small bottle, like those used for contact lens solution, are hard to detect, and were originally developed by Yousef, whose uncle, Mohammed, was the chief architect of the 9/11 attacks. In December 1994, Yousef tested his device using a fraction of the explosives planned for the main bombs. Halfway through the short flight, Yousef disappeared...
  • Analysis: Plot Feeds Political Frenzy

    08/10/2006 3:27:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 892+ views
    AP ^ | 8/10/6 | TERENCE HUNT
    After two wars, thousands of deaths and many billions of dollars, the United States is still vulnerable to terrorists. That painful reality has ignited a political frenzy over who's to blame and who's best qualified to protect Americans. The one thing that Republicans and Democrats agree on is this: Five years after the Sept. 11 disaster, terrorists want to strike again and the country is not safe. To hear both sides talk, the wonder is that America hasn't been hit yet. "We've taken a lot of measures to protect the American people," President Bush said Thursday. "But obviously we're still...
  • Terrorists Plot to Attack Americans Through Food Supply

    08/06/2006 12:13:51 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 46 replies · 1,305+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Aug. 5, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    While airport security, seaport protection, illegal immigration, and other functions of the Department of Homeland Security garner more attention and news headlines, one of the most fear terrorist tactics is the use of the United States' domestic food supply chain to kill as many Americans as possible. Intelligence sources believe that this type of terrorist plot is being considered by members of several groups including Al-Qaeda. In fact, the DHS has a term to describe such a tactic: Agroterrorism. U.S. agriculture generates more than $1 trillion per year in economic activity and provides an abundant food supply for Americans and...
  • The new 'Prince' of terrorism

    07/08/2006 5:30:35 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 21 replies · 1,010+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 9, 2006 | Mohamad Bazzi
    HE was told not to grow a beard, wear Islamic clothing or show any sign of religious devotion. During his recruitment as a soldier in the global jihad, Assem Hammoud was told to act like a typical young, secular Lebanese man and warned not to attract attention, a senior Lebanese security official said. Hammoud was an ideal recruit because he did not have any apparent ties to militants. "He had no criminal history, and no history of involvement with militant groups," said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "He was living a normal life, far from any...
  • Times must share blame if people die in attack

    07/04/2006 7:59:30 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 32 replies · 1,246+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | July 2, 2006 | Jay Ambrose
    One of these days, if you lose a son, a daughter, a cousin or a good friend in a terrorist attack, blame whoever perpetrated the deed first, but secondly blame The New York Times, whose irresponsibility may have enabled the killers to obtain necessary financing. This story on how the government tracks terrorist funding likewise hurts the paper while also hurting America as a whole by telling the enemy how he might be found out. Said Tony Snow, presidential press secretary, the Times and other papers that broke the story "ought to think long and hard about whether a public's...
  • 'He was the first and closest target'[Jihad attack in Maryland]

    06/17/2006 5:02:14 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 173 replies · 4,723+ views
    Balto Sun ^ | 17 jun 06 | Nick Shields and Josh Mitchell
    In what police described as a random attack, Paul Schrum, a 62-year-old medical supplies salesman from Pikesville, was shot dead while watching a movie at Loews Valley Center 9 in Owings Mills. About 20 minutes into the film, police said, the gunman stood, told everyone to get on the floor and fired four shots. [snip] The suspect is a 24-year-old man, a 2000 graduate of Mount Hebron High School in Howard County and a 2005 graduate of Loyola College, where he majored in biology. Mujtaba Rabbani Jabbar's family home is a house valued at more than $1 million in one...
  • Zarqawi Planned to Top 9/11 Attacks

    06/11/2006 9:10:27 AM PDT · by edpc · 28 replies · 1,865+ views ^ | June 11, 2006 9:42 a.m. EDT | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The New York Times reports today that before his death, top al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi trained about 300 foreign fighters in Iraq and sent them back to their home countries, where they awaited orders to carry out strikes. But the paper makes no mention of Zarqawi's most ambitious foreign attack plot, which nearly succeeded two years ago: a weapons of mass destruction strike that intelligence officials estimated would have killed 20,000. The death toll planned by Zarqawi would have far exceeded the destruction wrought by Osama bin Laden on Sept. 11. The April 2004 attack, which was...
  • Terror cell 'was planning nerve gas attack on capital' [London]

    06/04/2006 8:54:49 AM PDT · by angkor · 18 replies · 1,113+ views,uk ^ | 04/06/2006 | Andrew Alderson, Sean Rayment and Patrick Hennessy
    Terror cell 'was planning nerve gas attack on capital' By Andrew Alderson, Sean Rayment and Patrick Hennessy (Filed: 04/06/2006) Terrorists were planning a chemical attack in London similar to the outrage on the Tokyo underground, according to police and the security services. MI5 operatives suspect that al-Qa'eda sympathisers intended to produce a nerve agent - probably sarin - and release it in a confined space, such as a tube carriage, to maximise the number of casualties. The sarin attack on three railway lines in the Japanese capital killed 12 people and injured more than 5,000 in March 1995. It was...
  • Indonesian raid 'stopped terror attack'

    05/01/2006 6:30:18 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 2 replies · 382+ views
    The Age (Australia) ^ | May 2, 2006 | AAP
    An Indonesian police raid which killed two militants appears to have foiled a terrorist attack in the late planning stage, a United States intelligence think tank believes. The raid, conducted with the help of Australian Federal Police (AFP) in the Javanese town of Binangun on Saturday, followed a fresh Australian travel alert issued on April 20 warning of a possibly imminent terrorist attack somewhere in Indonesia. In its analysis, private sector intelligence group Stratfor said the raid was aimed at Noordin Mohammad Top, one of South-East Asia's most wanted, who is believed responsible for a series of bombings, including the...
  • Arrests foil plot: Nixon

    04/01/2006 5:48:49 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies · 415+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 2nd April 2006 | Carly Crawford
    COUNTER-terrorism police have indicated more arrests could follow the dramatic raids that foiled a potential terror attack on home soil. Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon said yesterday the arrests of three Melbourne men on Friday night had overcome a genuine threat. "We believe (these) arrests have significantly disrupted the activities of a group alleged to be making arrangements to carry out a terrorist act in Australia," she said. The Australian Federal Police's counter-terrorism manager, Assistant Commissioner Frank Prendergast, said Operation Pendennis, which led to the raids, was complex. He declined to say whether more arrests were imminent, but said: "We don't...
  • Zawahiri Threatening U.S. Attacks Because Of Cartoons

    03/04/2006 2:08:52 PM PST · by KJC1 · 169 replies · 3,686+ views
    FoxNews Alert | 3-4-06 | FoxNews
    Per a FoxNews Alert: New tape shows Zawahiri threatening attacks against the U.S. because of the Mohammed cartoons. Mention was made of "another 9-11, another Madrid." The tape appears to be authentic, according to Fox. No link yet.
  • Saudi says 2 tonnes of explosives used in Qaeda raid

    02/26/2006 12:46:25 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 944+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 26, 2006 | Reuters
    RIYADH, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda suicide bombers in Saudia Arabia used two tonnes (4,400 lb) of explosives in their foiled attack on the world's largest oil processing plant, the Saudi Interior Ministry said on Sunday. A ministry statement said each of the two pick-up trucks used in Friday's attack carried one tonne of an explosive made with ammonium nitrate. There were also unspecified quantities of other explosives including nitroglycerine and RDX. Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia vowed more attacks after the foiled raid which caused a massive explosion at the gate of the site in eastern Saudi Arabia,...
  • Al Qaeda Note Pledges More Saudi Attacks

    02/26/2006 1:26:15 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 21 replies · 641+ views
    Los Angeles Times & AP ^ | February 26 2006 | AP
    A day after a foiled attack against Saudi Arabia's vital oil infrastructure, an Al Qaeda branch warned in an Internet statement Saturday that there would be more suicide bombings. "There are more like them who are racing toward martyrdom and eager to fight the enemies of God," the posting said. ADVERTISEMENT A successful strike on the Abqaiq complex, near Saudi Arabia's Persian Gulf coast, would be devastating. Nearly two-thirds of the country's oil flows through the facility for processing before export. Friday's attack, which was repelled by Saudi security services, demonstrated the country's success in putting tough security around the...
  • Al Qaeda set to keep Saudi oil in sights: analysts

    02/25/2006 10:55:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 7 replies · 370+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 25, 2006 | Andrew Hammond
    RIYADH (Reuters) - A failed al Qaeda attack on a Saudi oil facility this week may have seemed poorly planned, but determined militants, boosted by experience in Iraq, will keep the key oil sector in their sights, analysts said on Saturday. Security police killed suicide bombers riding what appeared to be cars of the Saudi state-owned oil company Aramco as they tried to drive into the heart of the world's biggest oil processing plant at Abqaiq on Friday. An al Qaeda statement later said the radical Islamist network headed by Saudi-born Osama bin Laden was behind the attempt to penetrate...
  • Death Wish (Ollie North)

    02/09/2006 8:29:47 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 127 replies · 3,642+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 2-10-06 | Oliver North
    Death Wish By Oliver North February 10, 2006 "[T]he president is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons." So reads "S.J. Res. 23," a Joint Resolution of the Congress, sponsored by then-Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and signed into law on Sept. 18, 2001, seven days after the most devastating attack...
  • Thwarted Terror Plot Detailed (CBS News says torture used to get intel on 2002 attacks)

    02/09/2006 7:12:35 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 38 replies · 1,225+ views
    CBS News ^ | Febuary 9 2006
    Its pretty good video that goes into several of al-Qaeda's other 2002 attack plots.
  • White House to lash out at media coverage of terror surveillance

    02/05/2006 7:44:02 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 40 replies · 1,352+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Feb. 6, 2006 | Edward Alden and Christopher Swann
    The Bush administration will tell the Senate today that the National Security Agency's programme for terrorist surveillance has been badly distorted by media reports, and that the scheme is a strictly limited one aimed at al-Qaeda members and affiliated groups. In the first Senate hearing on the controversial programme, which was set up secretly in 2002 and revealed publicly in December, Alberto Gonzales, the attorney-general, will say that the press accounts "are in almost every case, in one way or another, misinformed, confused or wrong," according to Time magazine, which has obtained documents outlining the planned testimony. "Contrary to the...
  • Bush to Tout Surveillance Program at NSA Headquarters

    01/25/2006 10:11:37 AM PST · by Pragmatic_View · 6 replies · 446+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Jan. 25, 2006 | FoxNews
    President Bush on Wednesday will try to boost the morale of National Security Agency workers carrying out his controversial eavesdropping program. While critics call it a domestic spying program, the White House calls it a "terrorist surveillance program." After receiving harsh criticism from civil liberties groups and Democrats when news of the program was leaked by The New York Times, defending the program is a top priority of the Bush administration. The president on Wednesday will visit behind closed doors with employees of the super-secretive agency — which traditionally conducts only overseas surveillance. He will then make some remarks to...
  • Bush to visit NSA in defense of domestic spying

    01/20/2006 1:21:22 PM PST · by flixxx · 15 replies · 391+ views
    msnbc from ap ^ | 1 20 06 | ap
    Updated: 2:21 p.m. ET Jan. 20, 2006 WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is opening a campaign to push back against criticism of its domestic spying program, ahead of congressional hearings into whether President Bush has the legal authority to eavesdrop on Americans. President Bush will visit the ultra-secret National Security Agency on Wednesday, underscoring his claim that he has the constitutional authority to let intelligence officials listen in on international phone calls of Americans with suspected ties to terrorists. “We are stepping up our efforts to educate the American people,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan said about Bush’s trip...