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  • Hundreds of Iraq police fall ill at meal

    10/08/2006 4:40:30 PM PDT · by ARealMothersSonForever · 339 replies · 11,240+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2006 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Hundreds of Iraqi policemen fell sick from poisoning Sunday at a base in southern Iraq after the evening meal breaking their daily Ramadan fast, and officials said they were investigating whether the poisoning was intentional. An official with the Environment Ministry said 11 policemen had died. However, the governor of Wasit province — where the poisoning took place — denied any deaths, though he said some of the victims were in critical condition. There was no immediate explanation for the contradictory reports. Some of the policemen began bleeding from the ears and nose after the meal, said...
  • Al-Qaeda 'plotted Ashes (UK) attack'(to kill UK & Australia cricket teams with sarin gas)

    10/08/2006 12:50:02 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 901+ views
    Australia News ^ | Oct. 9, 2006 | Andrew Ramsey and Simon Kearney
    AL-QAEDA plotted to murder the entire Australian cricket team in their change rooms during last year's Ashes tour of Britain using sarin nerve gas sprayed by the men who bombed the London Underground. A friend of one of the four bombers who killed 52 people when they bombed trains and buses in the British capital on July 7 last year told The Sunday Times newspaper that the al-Qaeda cell was initially ordered to kill the England and Australian cricket teams during the Edgbaston Test in Birmingham. The claim was made by a family friend of bus bomber Hasib Hussain, who...
  • Syria Says US Behind Attack On Own Embassy

    09/14/2006 10:17:26 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 50 replies · 1,200+ views
    AHN ^ | September 13 2006
    Senior Syrian government official have accused the US of being behind Tuesday's assault on its own embassy in downtown Damascus. A Baath party official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told WorldNetDaily, "We in the government are 100 percent sure America was behind this attack, which is not the same as other attacks by Islamic groups." He explained, "Only the Americans can succeed in carrying out an attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's residence in the most heavily guarded section of Syria." The official charged that Washington had orchestrated the attack to "prove Syria is filled with terrorists...
  • Regional Officials Take On a Simulated (biological) Terror Attack on L.A.

    09/04/2006 6:21:56 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 353+ views
    LAT ^ | Sept. 4, 2006 | Jim Newton,
    The first hint of calamity came in deceptively routine form: a small fire in a rented Carson warehouse, apparently sparked by welders working on a lunch truck. But an investigation of that blaze turned up alarming details: respirators, a suspicious hookup on the truck, large sacks of rice flour. Within weeks, those puzzling discoveries would plunge Los Angeles into a whirlwind as a routine fire probe rapidly spun into an international investigation, uncovering a terrorist weapons lab in Mexico and a plan to douse the nation's second-largest city with anthrax and ricin. By the 40th day of the crisis, panic-stricken...
  • US unprepared for nuclear terrorist threat, report says

    09/01/2006 1:28:56 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 30 replies · 806+ views
    Monsters and Critics ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | DPA
    Five years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the US government remains unprepared for a nuclear terrorist threat, a nuclear nonproliferation group alleges in a report released Thursday. Physicians for Social Responsibility, an advocacy and policy group that focuses on stopping nuclear proliferation and protecting the environment, said that as many as 52,000 people could die in a nuclear bomb set off on a ship in the port of new York. Another 238,000 people would be exposed to direct radiation. The group analyzed three possible scenarios, the nuclear bomb explosion in the New York City port, a dirty bomb...
  • Al Qaeda Bugging Case Defines Election Stakes

    08/27/2006 5:22:28 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 1,281+ views
    Human Events ^ | Aug. 28, 2006 | Human Events
    In a nutshell, Judge Taylor claimed that under our Constitution, Hitchens’ right to never have his overseas telephone calls intercepted without a warrant trumps the right of Americans not to be blown to smithereens. The Constitution, however, says no such thing. The truth is, Democratic Presidents long before Bush conducted warrantless electronic surveillance for national security reasons—and every time the issue was reviewed by a federal appellate court, the court ruled for the President. In 2002, the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review said: “The Truong court, as did all other courts to have decided the issue, held that...
  • Al Qaeda chief in UK terror attack call

    08/27/2006 2:57:36 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 47 replies · 1,596+ views
    UK Daily News ^ | Aug. 26, 2006 | Uk News
    An Al Qaeda chief is urging extremists to carry out more terror attacks against Britain ahead of the fifth anniversay of 9/11. In a chilling message issued on the Internet, Abu Musab al-Suri has ordered terror cells across Europe to "awaken" and "move fast" over his calls to action. According to reports, his rant has been posted on 20 Al Qaeda linked websites. In it he says: "Let our sleeping cells wake, the war is at its apex. The enemy is about to collapse. "We warn Britain: respect Muslim scholars in general or jihad people in particular. Doing anything to...
  • When Smugglers Try to Run You Over With a Vehicle...

    08/26/2006 11:19:50 AM PDT · by Texas Old Dude · 24 replies · 1,271+ views
    U.S. BORDER PATROL Local 2544 Tucson, Arizona ^ | August 26, 2006 | Texas Old Dude
    When Smugglers Try to Run You Over With a Vehicle........08-26-06 You're supposed to; A. Shoot at them; B. Chase them; C. Wave at them and say "Bienvenidos a Los Estados Unidos"; D. Throw a pamphlet at them on how to apply for Amnestia; E. Offer them food, water, medical care, and counseling at taxpayer expense; F. Beg them not to report you to OIG and/or the U.S. Attorney's office for using an expletive when you dive for cover; or G. Let them go. We realize you probably thought this was a trick question, but of course the correct answers are...
  • 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.