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  • 10 Acts of Jihad in America That Americans Haven’t Heard About

    08/27/2014 3:41:02 PM PDT · by DBeers · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    While the world’s attention is focused on the Islamic State, and its jihadis tell Americans that they will “drown all of you in blood,” jihad activity continues in the United States – although hardly anyone notices through the fog of mainstream media obfuscation. Here are some recent acts of jihad on American soil that you may have missed – all from this spring and summer:1. Seattle Muslim “on a jihad to kill Americans” prime suspect in four murder casesSeattle Muslim Ali Muhammad Brown, reported KING 5 News last Tuesday, is “currently in jail on $5 million bail for the alleged...
  • Al-Qaeda returns. The new face of terror

    09/29/2013 7:01:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    The Economist ^ | Sept 28, 2013 | The Economist Staff
    The West thought it was winning the battle against jihadist terrorism. It should think again. A FEW months ago Barack Obama declared that al-Qaeda was “on the path to defeat”. Its surviving members, he said, were more concerned for their own safety than with plotting attacks on the West. Yet the inconvenient truth is that, in the past 18 months, despite the relentless pummelling it has received and the defeats it has suffered, al-Qaeda and its jihadist allies have staged an extraordinary comeback. The terrorist network now holds sway over more territory and is recruiting more fighters than at any...
  • Fox host wants to take away my rights (Bob Beckel has epiphany!)

    09/28/2013 3:31:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 28, 2013 | Dean Obeidallah,
    Beckel, the so-called "liberal" on Fox News, made this point on his show this week while discussing the horrific terror attack on the Kenyan shopping mall. Beckel opined that Muslims should not be allowed to build any more houses of worship in America, "until you stand up and denounce what's happened in the name of your prophet." Sorry Bob, you're dead wrong. If you would take a moment to read our amazing U.S. Constitution, you would perhaps understand the rights we are all guaranteed as Americans, such as freedom of religion. Let me address this to Beckel: I have never...
  • More than a quarter of young adults in Britain ‘do not trust Muslims’ because of terror attacks

    09/26/2013 7:51:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:38 EST, 26 September 2013 | Sam Webb
    A survey has revealed that many young people distrust Muslims and feel Britain would be better off if there were less of them in the country. Of the 1,000 young people questioned in a BBC survey, 27 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds said they didn’t trust Muslims, while a similar number said Britain would be better off with fewer Muslims. It also emerged that 60 percent thought the British public had a negative image of Muslims, and 44 percent said Muslims do not have the same values as the rest of the population. A total of 16 percent said they...
  • American al-Qaeda terrorist urges attacks on US diplomats

    08/18/2013 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Aug 18, 2013 | Reuters
    An American al-Qaeda terrorist has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the US ambassador to Libya on Sept. 11 last year, a US-based monitoring group said on Sunday. Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to Islam with a $1 million US price on his head, appealed to wealthy Muslims to offer terrorists rewards to kill ambassadors in the region, citing bounty set for killing the US ambassador to Yemen, Washington-based SITE monitoring group said. The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaeda last year offered 3 kg (106 ounces) of gold for the killing of...
  • Obama's Epic Intel Failure: Jihad in America (Large List of Planned and Actual Islamist Attacks)

    04/21/2013 8:50:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    We now know that officials from an unnamed foreign country asked the FBI two years ago to investigate Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev because they were concerned that he possibly had “extremist ties." This is Obama's epic failure. And still he hasn't anwered for Benghazi and Fort Hood. Help us educate Americans here. Missing from the list below is the plot by a jihadist to plead guilty in plot to bomb NY Federal Reserve, the jihadi attack on a church Easter Sunday in March, the Muslim charged with jihad in New York, muslim gets ten years for plotting to...
  • List of Islamic terrorist attacks worldwide, the entire planet's policies are creating terrorists.

    04/22/2013 3:36:01 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    April 22, 2013 | NLZ
    List of Islamic terrorist attacks • 1 January 2010 – Lakki Marwat, Pakistan. A suicide car bomber drove his explosive-laden vehicle into a volleyball pitch as people gathered to watch a match, killing more than 100 people. • 5 January 2012 Iraq bombings, Baghdad and Nasiriyah, Iraq by Islamic State of Iraq. 73 dead, 149 injured. • 14 February 2010 – 2010 Pune bombing, Pune, Maharashtra, India. bomb blast ripped through the city's popular German Bakery, close to the Osho Ashram and diagonally across from the Jewish Chabad House[39] killing 17 people and injuring 65.Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) claimed involvement...
  • ABC News Actually Claims Boston is the First Terrorist Attack on the US Homeland Under Obama!

    04/16/2013 1:51:46 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 54 replies
    04/16/13 | Me
    Anyone else listening to Sean Hannity's Show and the ABC News breaks during? ABC News is SHAMELESSLY claiming this is the first US homeland terror attack on Obama's watch, a blatant lie and surely they know it. And if they don't, they should go out of the news business. ABC News needs to tell the families of the 13 murdered heros by Hassan the Islamic radical maggot that their loved ones didn't die from terrorism. Or should we assume ABC News is just toeing the Obama line that it was an act of workplace violence and not what it was,...
  • How Phony “Post-Massacre” Memes Are Created (and PLEASE stop falling for them)

    04/16/2013 10:00:29 AM PDT · by mnehring · 21 replies
    Want to learn a magic trick? Cool, here’s a real simple one, incredibly basic. Take a deck of cards – any deck – and palm one particular card (that is, cradle it in the palm of your hand). Have your “mark” shuffle the deck, cut the deck, basically do whatever they want to the deck. Place the deck in the palm of your hand so that the card you’ve been palming is now on top. Ask your mark to call out a random number between one and twenty. The number is irrelevant, so you can mess with them by continually...
  • Charlie Brown

    03/25/2011 5:25:25 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    You’re a “Foolish” Man, Charlie Brown By Norma Zager As Charlie Brown runs toward the waiting football held aloft by Lucy, he lifts his leg anticipating a kick that will hurl the ball into space when suddenly, Lucy grabs the ball and regales with laughter as poor Charlie Brown once again falls flat on his face. Watching terrorist events unfold in Israel leaves me with an unsettling feeling the United States is not far behind. One often ponders the acceptance with which Israelis move ahead so quickly following murder and mayhem, and yet we are beginning to see the very...
  • Napolitano: U.S. safer now than in 2009

    12/26/2010 3:40:55 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 55 replies
    (The Washington Times) — The United States is safer now than it was in 2009, though terrorists continue to make attempts on domestic targets, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday. “Everything is objectively better than it was two years ago, particularly in the aviation environment,” Ms. Napolitano said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” one year after a Nigerian man attempted to blow up a Detriot-bound plane on Christmas Day
  • Islamic website tied to MP's stabbing resurfaces under new name

    12/07/2010 4:18:50 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05 Dec 2010 | Philip Sherwell
    A radical US-based Islamic website shut down last month after allegedly helping to inspire the stabbing of a Labour MP has resurfaced with a new name. Abdullah Muhammad, a founder of both sites, told The Daily Telegraph that IslamPolicy.com was the direct successor to RevolutionMuslim.com which was closed amid the furore over its role in the attack on Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham. US counter-terrorism officials say that at least a third of the more than 50 domestic terror suspects arrested in America in the last year had ties to RevolutionMuslim, an English-language site aimed at Muslims in the...
  • ABC Exclusive: Concern That Terror Teams Have Selected Targets, Ready to Strike

    10/02/2010 5:12:08 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 89 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 2, 2010 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, RHONDA SCHWARTZ and KIRIT RADIA
    Strong concerns that terrorist teams in Europe have selected their targets, completed their surveillance, eluded capture and are now ready to strike at airports and tourist attractions have prompted the State Department to ready a highly unusual travel advisory for Europe, multiple law enforcement and intelligence sources tell ABC News. According to ABC News sources, the terror plotters have moved through the surveillance stage, checked back in with al Qaeda in Pakistan, and have received the go-ahead to strike.
  • Laura Bush To Speak At Flight 93 Anniversary

    08/06/2010 6:55:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ap ^ | August 6, 2010
    Former first lady Laura Bush will speak at an event marking the ninth anniversary of the crash of Flight 93 in western Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The National Park Foundation made the announcement Friday, a day before a joint meeting of the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force and the Flight 93 Federal Advisory Commission. Bush said she's honored to speak at the site and that we "must never forget the brave sacrifice of these extraordinary men and women."
  • Pamela Geller on 9/11 Mosque

    05/19/2010 5:47:57 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 279+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/19/2010 | Gary P.
    This past weekend Pamela Geller appeared on The Mike Huckabee Show where she talked about a major insult to the victims and families effected by the Muslim terrorists who attacked New York City on September 11, 2001. It seems radical Muslims are looking to build a Mosque within the shadow of Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center attacks. Not only is this an insult to those murdered by Islamic terrorists, and their families, but it is an insult to New Yorkers, and Americans as a whole.
  • A firing squad for Faisal

    05/05/2010 3:22:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 32 replies · 996+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 05, 2010 | Editorial
    They keep coming. This time it was Faisal Shahzad, who left Pakistan in the '90s, came to New York, studied hard and became a US citizen last year. Whereupon he declared war on America, dropped off a car bomb in Times Square and was on his way back to his homeland Monday night when federal agents dragged him off an airplane at Kennedy Airport. Before him it was the Underpants Bomber. And the Fort Hood assassin. And before them an assortment of murderous lunatics, including the first World Trade Center bombers and the perpetrators of 9/11.
  • 25 Brits in jet bomb plots (returning Yemen to UK early 2010-await instructions)

    12/27/2009 4:26:08 PM PST · by maggief · 72 replies · 2,884+ views
    The Sun ^ | December 27, 2009 | ANTHONY FRANCE Crime Reporter and ALEX WEST
    COPS fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners. The fanatics, in five groups, are now training at secret terror camps in Yemen. It was there London-educated Umar Abdulmutallab, 23, prepared for his Christmas Day bid to blow up a US jet. The British extremists in Yemen are in their early 20s and from Bradford, Luton and Leytonstone, East London. They are due to return to the UK early in 2010 and will then await internet instructions from al-Qaeda on when to strike. A Scotland Yard source said: "The great fear is Abdulmutallab is the first of...
  • Ali Saleh Kahlah Marri admits helping 9/11 architects.

    05/02/2009 2:47:33 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 16 replies · 1,200+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 1, 2009 | Joel Hood and Josh Meyer
    Accused Al Qaeda sleeper agent Ali Saleh Kahlah Marri on Thursday pleaded guilty to supporting the architects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In a plea agreement entered before U.S. District Judge Michael Mihm in Peoria, Ill., Marri admitted to one count of conspiring to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization. "Ali al-Marri today admitted that he came here . . . as an Al Qaeda operative the day before the Sept. 11 attacks to plan and prepare for future acts of terrorism within the United States," said Jeffrey Lang, acting U.S. attorney for the Central...
  • FBI warns of potential terror attacks on public buildings (issued 10/6/08)

    10/06/2008 11:20:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 86 replies · 4,133+ views
    Deep Background - MSNBC ^ | 10-6-08 | Jim Popkin
    The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." *snip* According to the note obtained by NBC News, a "recently discovered audio recording of al-Qa‘ida training sessions conducted several years ago provides instruction to potential suicide terrorists on...
  • Al-Qaeda Targets Lethal Disease Research Facility on NY Island

    09/25/2008 12:09:36 AM PDT · by FocusNexus · 5 replies · 854+ views
    International Analyst Network ^ | Sept. 24, 2008 | Annie Jacobsen
    Until her arrest in Afghanistan this summer, Aafia Siddiqui was the FBI's most wanted woman in the world. Now the U.S.-educated, Pakistani mother of three is being held in New York’s Metropolitan Detention Center facing attempted murder charges. Aafia Siddiqui holds biology and neuroscience degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and Brandeis University. In 2003, she vanished from Pakistan and reappeared on July 17, 2008, outside the governor's compound in Ghazni, Afghanistan. According to the FBI indictment against her, Siddiqui was carrying "various documents, various chemicals, and a computer thumb drive." Aafia Siddiqui is believed to be an al-Qaeda...
  • Pakistan - Terror Alert: All Flights Suspended

    09/24/2008 11:47:09 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 721+ views
    Sky News (excerpt) ^ | September 25, 2008
    Excerpt - All flights in Pakistan have been suspended after a major security alert at Islamabad airport, according to reports. The country's civil aviation authority is said to have instituted a state of emergency. A huge search is underway at Islamabad airport after a phone call saying the building would be blown up at 12.40pm local time (7.40pm UK time), say local TV reports. ~ snip ~
  • MI5 Warns Of Suicide Bombers Using Ambulances

    06/28/2008 7:02:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 148+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | June 29, 2008 | David Leppard
    Terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda may be planning to buy former NHS ambulances and police cars to mount suicide bomb attacks in Britain, MI5 has warned. They may import a tactic already used in Iraq and Israel, according to a report by MI5’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre to chief constables. In a statement to The Sunday Times, the Association of Chief Police Officers also warned of the risk of such an attack. It said ministers must legislate to stop the sale of such vehicles. Its move has been backed by Lord Carlile of Berriew, the government’s terrorism watchdog. He said he...
  • U.S. terror attack seen apt to follow '08 vote

    05/26/2008 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Salamander · 31 replies · 70+ views
    http://washingtontimes.com/ ^ | May 25, 2008 | Rowan Scarborough
    When the next president takes office in January, he or she will likely receive an intelligence brief warning that Islamic terrorists will attempt to exploit the transition in power by planning an attack on America, intelligence experts say. Read more at http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080525/FOREIGN/541243918/1001
  • Extremists plotted attacks across Europe, Spanish paper says

    01/27/2008 2:38:12 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 13 replies · 4,157+ views
    CNN.Com / europe ^ | 01/27/2008 | CNN
    MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Suspected Islamic extremists arrested last week in Barcelona were planning al Qaeda-style attacks in Spain, Germany, France, Britain and Portugal, according to an informant who "infiltrated" the group, Spain's El Pais newspaper reports. "If we attack the metro [subway system in Barcelona], the emergency services can't get there," one of the suspected suicide bombers told the informant, El Pais reported on Saturday. "Our preference is public transport, especially the metro." El Pais reported that it had access to the informant's testimony to Spanish officials. CNN has confirmed that authorities have given high importance to an informant's...
  • MI5 says kids groomed for terror attacks

    11/05/2007 12:11:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 130+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/05/07 | David Stringer - ap
    LONDON - Extremists are grooming children and teenagers to plot terrorist attacks against Britain, the director of the domestic spy agency said Monday. But Jonathan Evans, making his first public speech since becoming director-general of Britain's MI5 agency in April, said vital resources needed to tackle terrorism are being diverted to counter the espionage threat from Russia and China. "Terrorists are methodically and intentionally targeting young people and children in this country," Evans said, according to a text of his speech in Manchester, England. "They are radicalizing, indoctrinating and grooming young, vulnerable people to carry out acts of terrorism." Testimony...
  • Chertoff should take a deep breath

    07/13/2007 12:39:06 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 45 replies · 742+ views
    Montreal Gazette ^ | Friday, July 13, 2007 | Editorial
    Chertoff should take a deep breath The Montreal Gazette: Editorial Published: Friday, July 13, 2007 Perhaps Michael Chertoff should take an antacid. Certainly he should be careful what he says before he causes Canadians to need a Tylenol. The U.S. Homeland Security chief has been popping off about his suspicions, hunches and worries, but if he has facts to back up any of this, he's keeping those to himself. Chertoff told the Chicago Tribune this week that he has a "gut feeling" that the U.S. faces an increased risk of terror attack this summer. The next day, he said...
  • British Media: Scottish House Used as Makeshift Bomb Factory

    07/05/2007 5:34:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 300+ views
    AP on FoxNews ^ | July 5, 2007
    LONDON — A Scottish house had been used as a makeshift bomb factory to carry out the terror attacks in London and Scotland, British media reported Thursday. Meanwhile, a subway derailed in the capital during rush-hour, raising jitters in the wake of the foiled terror plots and the Saturday's anniversary of the deadly 2005 suicide bombings. Police said the train derailment on London's Central line was unrelated to the terror plots. At least one person was injured in the accident, which was reportedly caused because of an obstruction on the tracks. Britain's terrorism threat level has been lowered following the...
  • Report: Thousands Plotting U.K. Attacks

    02/24/2007 9:30:34 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies · 771+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Feb 24 11:43 PM US/Eastern | AP
    LONDON (AP) -- The threat of homegrown terrorists attacking Britain is greater now than any time since the Sept. 11 attacks, a British Sunday newspaper reported, citing a leaked intelligence document. More than 2,000 British-based Islamic terrorists are believed to be plotting attacks, according to a government threat assessment prepared this month that The Sunday Telegraph said it had seen. "The scale of al-Qaida's ambitions toward attacking the U.K. and the number of U.K. extremists prepared to participate in attacks are even greater than we previously judged," the newspaper quoted the document as saying. It said the document was being...
  • Security forces 'foil terror plot every six weeks' (UK)

    02/03/2007 6:27:56 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 332+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Feb. 4, 2007 | Sean Rayment
    Twice as many Islamist terror plots have been disrupted since the July 7 suicide bombings as has previously been made public, Britain's security services insist. A further six plots, which have been kept secret until now for security reasons, had been planned by groups across Britain since the London Underground and bus bombings in 2005. Whitehall sources refused to provide precise details on security grounds. The revelation demonstrates the scale of the task facing MI5 and the police, who are now discovering or disrupting some kind of terrorist plot in the United Kingdom every six weeks. Up to 12 plots...
  • Al Qaeda May Be Plotting Holiday Attacks

    11/10/2006 5:34:50 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 148 replies · 6,890+ views
    Excerpt - Intelligence agencies have been warned that al Qaeda may be planning to attack air and rail travel in Europe in actions that may occur during the busy holiday travel season, CBS News has learned exclusively. In separate interviews with Arab and other intelligence sources, CBS News has been told that the warnings come from interrogations of al Qaeda suspects who recently left Afghanistan and Pakistan. "One suspect said plans for repeating the Heathrow attempt (a reference to the failed 'liquid bomb' plot interrupted in August) were all prepared. It is now a matter of taking action," said one...
  • Israel facing war crimes charges

    09/13/2006 3:28:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 837+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/13/6 | AP & JPost.com staff
    Israel's war with Hizbullah guerrillas opened the door to accusations on both sides of war crimes. But can anyone be prosecuted? Israeli aircraft and artillery killed more than 850 Lebanese during the 34-day conflict, most of them civilians, and left a moonscape of ruin. Hizbullah pummeled northern Israel with thousands of rockets that killed 39 civilians among the total Israeli war dead of 159. Now human rights groups in Lebanon are collecting evidence that could be used in cases filed under a legal principle known as universal jurisdiction, which says that war crimes are so serious they can be prosecuted...
  • Morocco arrests 56 after foiling militant attacks

    09/01/2006 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Valin · 16 replies · 1,354+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/31/06
    RABAT, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Morocco said on Thursday the number of arrests it has made after cracking a militant Islamist cell that planned attacks on government targets has risen to 56, including four women, in five towns across the country. Security services broke up the cell and seized explosives and propaganda materials in early August. The government has said the group was planning a far bigger attack than the Casablanca bombings in May 2003, which killed 45 people. "The latest arrest was made 24 hours ago. It was a woman," Interior Minister Chakib Benmoussa told a rare news conference....
  • Al Qaeda Video Warning Message Expected

    09/01/2006 9:25:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies · 2,081+ views
    Canada Freepress ^ | Friday, September 1, 2006 | By Douglas J. Hagmann
    Intelligence analysts are urging a heightened awareness by citizens of the US and Canada, especially within the transportation sectors, schools, and in locations beyond those cities commonly named as potential targets of al Qaeda attacks. 1 September 2006: In classic al Qaeda fashion, As Sahab Productions, the media (propaganda) arm of al Qaeda announced yesterday that a new video featuring the terror group's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri along with Adam Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American (or Azzam al-Amriki), will be released shortly. The message, reportedly titled "An Invitation to Islam" is causing concern among intelligence analysts in the United...
  • U.S. Navy says al Qaeda poses major threat from sea

    07/03/2006 11:27:03 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 50 replies · 1,555+ views
    Reuters ^ | Stefano Ambrogi | July 3, 2006
    LONDON (Reuters) - The threat of an al Qaeda attack from the sea remains an "absolute concern" and could intensify as operations on land are countered, the U.S. Navy's top commander in the Gulf told Reuters on Monday. Since the September 11 attacks on the United States, governments and security experts have repeatedly voiced fears about the vulnerability of the maritime industry, which carries more than 90 percent of the world's traded goods. "I don't think there is any question that as we thwart their attacks and disrupt their operations on land, that we should expect them to turn to...
  • Terror Plots Accelerating, Warns Police Chief (UK)

    07/03/2006 8:09:19 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 439+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-4-2006 | John Stelle
    Terror plots accelerating, warns police chief By John Steele (Filed: 04/07/2006) Anti-terrorist police are tackling an "accelerating" number of plots by violent Muslim Jihadi extremists, according to Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer. Scotland Yard anti-terrorism branch is involved in an "unprecedented" 70 investigations, Peter Clarke the head of the Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist Branch and national co-ordinator for anti-terrorist investigations, warned yesterday. More than 60 people are facing trial on terrorist allegations. Two-thirds of those have been charged since last July. In one of the most sombre and detailed statements yet on the threat to Britain from Islamic extremist terrorists, Mr...
  • Police move to lock down Melbourne

    03/07/2006 9:06:02 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 345+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 8 March 2006 | Jamie Duncan
    POLICE are locking down parts of Melbourne as part of Commonwealth Games security preparations, with a week still to go before the opening ceremony. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon said security for the Games was now in full swing, with venues locked down following security sweeps in preparation for the opening next Wednesday. Police will evaluate security at the MCG later this week when they begin using airport-style screening to check spectators entering two dress rehearsals for the Games opening ceremony. In the largest security operation ever seen in Australia, more than 2500 military personnel will join Victoria's 13,000...
  • Admiral warns of terror threat (Terrorist attacks in Asian seas prevented)

    02/14/2006 11:06:54 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 2 replies · 591+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Feb. 14, 2006 | David M. Brown
    An international effort that includes the U.S. Navy has prevented potential terrorist attacks in Asian seas and waterways aimed at disrupting global commerce, a high-ranking Naval officer said Monday in Pittsburgh. "There has been planning that has been thwarted, so we have to be on the guard," said Vice Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, a Butler County native and commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet since August 2004. Although the fleet operates on the other side of the world, the trade it helps protect has a large impact on the U.S. economy, he said. "There is a strain of al-Qaida in...
  • Shocking discovery: President determined to defend U.S.

    01/08/2006 11:12:35 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 39 replies · 1,639+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2005 | Paul Greenberg
    Dana Priest of The Washington Post sounds shocked - shocked! - to discover that George W. Bush ordered a complete remobilization and reinvigoration of the CIA immediately after September 11th: "The effort President Bush authorized shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, to fight al-Qaida has grown into the largest CIA covert-action program since the height of the Cold War, expanding in size and ambition despite a growing outcry at home and abroad over clandestine tactics . . . ." This is news? Isn't this just what W. told the country he would do in the aftermath of September 11th? "Ours will...
  • The Wisdom in Wiretaps. Bush critics seek war-powers loopholes to benefit terrorists.

    01/08/2006 1:46:53 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 1,000+ views
    WSJ OpinionJournal ^ | Jan. 7, 2005 | WSJ Editorial
    The Bush Administration's use of warrantless wiretaps in the war on terrorism continues to generate controversy, and Congress is planning hearings. The issue is not about circumventing normal civilian Constitutional protections, after all. The debate concerns surveillance for military purposes during wartime. But what the critics are really insisting on here is that the President get a warrant the minute a terrorist communicates with an associate who may be inside in the U.S. That's a loophole only a terrorist could love. Jimmy Carter's Attorney General, Griffin Bell, emphasized when FISA passed that the law "does not take away the power...
  • Iraqi Interior Minister: Terror Attacks Decreased 70%

    12/17/2005 5:42:18 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 41 replies · 914+ views
    Zaman Online ^ | Dec. 10, 2005 | AA
    Iraq Interior Minister Bayan Jabir said terror attacks in the country decreased by 70 percent and no escapee has been arrested at Syrian borders for two weeks. In the statement to Kuwaiti reporters, Jabir indicates this figure was based on the latest statistics. The decrease in the number of these attacks is a big success, the minister noted, declaring by the end of next year Iraqi army could take over security. The US Army had declared after the months long operations against insurgents, suicide attacks had decreased to the lowest level in November and roadside bombings had been at its...
  • Lebanon to complain to UN over Israeli violations

    12/15/2005 3:22:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 363+ views
    AP ^ | 12/15/5
    Lebanon is sending an urgent complaint to the United Nations over Israeli land, sea and air space violations, Information Minister Ghazi Aridi announced Thursday. It would be the second such complaint in just over a month. The Foreign Ministry has been instructed to ask the world community, the UN and Secretary General Kofi Annan to pressure Israel to stop such violations "in order to prevent further deterioration of the tense situation along the border" between Lebanon and Israel, Aridi said. Aridi was reading a statement following a four-hour Cabinet meeting.
  • TERRORISM: BALI ATTACKERS THREATEN AUSTRALIA, ITALY, UK, AND U.S. (video found)

    11/17/2005 9:07:32 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 530+ views
    ADNKI ^ | Nov. 17, 2005 | AKI
    Jakarta, 17 Nov. (AKI) - Britain, Italy, Australia and America have been warned "you will be the target of our next attack", in a video found in Indonesia featuring a masked man believed to be a key leader from the group accused of organising the Bali bombings. The video, which Indonesia's top police chief said appeared, from the man's accent, to show Noordin Mohamad Top from the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah group, was found, along with several other tapes, during a raid on a recently-abandoned hideout in the central Java province. "As long as you keep your troops in Iraq and...
  • Sydney Opera House, bridge likely targets

    11/03/2005 8:08:50 PM PST · by ncountylee · 10 replies · 446+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04 Nov 2005
    CANBERRA, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Sydney's harbour bridge and Opera House are among a range of possible targets linked to intelligence about potential terror attacks in Australia, newspapers said on Friday. Prime Minister John Howard has said Australia received intelligence this week about a "terrorist threat", but refused to give any details on Friday, saying to do so would compromise police and security agency investigations. Australia, a staunch U.S. ally with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, has never suffered a major peacetime attack on home soil. The country has been on medium security alert since shortly after the Sept. 11,...
  • London Police: Death toll 'at least fifty'.

    07/08/2005 8:38:48 AM PDT · by NO_2_CORZINE · 3 replies · 426+ views
    More than 50 people died in the London bomb attacks, the head of the Metropolitan Police has said. Sir Ian Blair said the final death toll was unlikely to top 100, but warned an unknown number of bodies remain in the blast-hit Tube train at Russell Square. The police chief confirmed that 13 people were killed in the bus blast at Tavistock Square. The police had an "implacable resolve" to track down those responsible for the bombings, the Met Commissioner said. The blasts on three Tubes and a bus left 700 hurt, with 100 held overnight in hospital and 22...
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    07/07/2005 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Malacoda · 17 replies · 644+ views
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  • Terror Attacks Near 3,200 in 2004 Count (Terror incidents skyrocket )

    07/06/2005 1:25:37 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 5 replies · 466+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | July 6, 2005 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    A quirk in how the U.S. government defined terrorism meant that when Chechen rebels blew up two airliners almost simultaneously over Russia last year, only one was counted in an annual tally of terrorist attacks. On board one plane were 46 Russians. But the other had 43 Russians and an Israeli citizen - a foreign national that allowed the explosion to meet the U.S. criteria for international terrorism. A new database assembled by the National Counterterrorism Center that was to go online early Wednesday has broadened the definition of terrorism to include both bombings. In the process, the center has...
  • Zubeidi: Al Aksa will halt attacks against Israel

    01/18/2005 2:10:22 PM PST · by anotherview · 10 replies · 384+ views
    AP / The Jerusalem Post ^ | 18 January 2005 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Jan. 18, 2005 21:19 Zubeidi: Al Aksa will halt attacks against Israel By ASSOCIATED PRESS Zachariya Zubeidi, Jenin leader of the Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigades, announced Tuesday that his group would stop attacks inside Israel as a gesture to Mahmoud Abbas. Zubeidi announced the halt as Abbas was in Gaza, trying to negotiate a cease-fire to be honored by the various organizations. Shortly after Abbas arrived in Gaza on Tuesday, a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up there, wounding eight Israelis. Hamas took responsibility. The Al Aksa group has been behind dozens of shooting attacks and some suicide bombings in...
  • Iraq: Shi'ite leaders call for calm after 63 die in three attacks

    12/19/2004 9:51:44 AM PST · by yonif · 417+ views
    Haaretz ^ | December 19, 2004
    At least 63 people were killed and dozens were wounded Sunday, in two bombings in the Shi'ite cities of Najaf and Karbala and a shooting attack in Baghdad. Iraqi Shi'ite leaders called on their people to show restraint saying the Sunday attacks were intended to disrupt the coming elections. Shi'ite leaders accuse Sunni Muslim militants of carrying out the attacks. The Shi'ites suspect militants known as Salafists or Wahabis, and former ruling Baath Party members, of seeking to draw Shi'ites into a violence cycle that would spark a civil war and prevent the coming elections from taking place. Wahabis are...
  • Iraq Suicide Attacks Kill 14, Wound Dozens

    12/04/2004 11:49:15 AM PST · by yonif · 294+ views
    Beloit Daily News ^ | Dec 04, 2004 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Suicide car bombs struck Iraqi police and Kurdish militiamen in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 14 people, wounding dozens, and again demonstrating the lethal reach of Iraq's insurgency just weeks ahead of crucial elections. The U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. John Abizaid, acknowledged that the country's homegrown forces aren't yet up to the task of ensuring secure elections, necessitating the planned increase in U.S. troops. More than 40 Iraqis have been killed in the last two days alone. But U.N. special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi criticized the military's hardline approach to the insurgency and...
  • Iraq: 30 dead in attacks on mosque, police station

    12/03/2004 11:00:24 AM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 3, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Iraqi insurgents launched two major attacks Friday against a Shi'ite mosque and a police station in Baghdad, killing 30 people, including at least 16 police officers, in the deadliest insurgent attack in weeks. US military spokesman Lt. Col. Jim Hutton said gunmen in 11 cars attacked the station with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. He said a US military Humvee was also damaged. There were no American casualties. There was no word on the insurgents' casualties. Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Sunni rebel group, al-Qaida in Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attack on the police station in Baghdad's western...