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  • French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris

    05/25/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-25-2013 | Adam Taylor
    French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris Adam TaylorMay 25, 2013, 1:43 PM A soldier patrolling as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan was stabbed in the neck this afternoon, Reuters reports. A police source told the news agency that the soldier would survive the attack. He is 23 years old, according to CNN. Le Parisien is reporting that the attacker was of Northern African appearance, aged around 30 years old and wearing a jilbab, a type of Islamic garment. The man quickly fled the scene and has not been caught. The attack happened in La Défense, to the...
  • Europeans to Hezbullah: Just not in my backyard

    11/25/2012 11:12:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/25/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    Some of you may remember the picture above and the post that went with it. The picture was taken at the train station in Bologna, Italy on August 2, 1980. I missed being there by a couple of days. Italy thought it had a deal with the PLO not to carry out terror attacks on its soil. It was wrong. The European Union is about to repeat the mistake. The EU may declare Hezbullah a designated terror organization, but only if they reach the conclusion that Hezbullah was behind the terror attack at a Bulgarian airport a few months ago....
  • German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet

    11/02/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies
    SPIEGEL.de - SPIEGEL Online ^ | November 1, 2012 | by Christoph Sydow
      "German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet" By Christoph Sydow 11/01/2012 "Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan." PHOTO CAPTION: "A growing community of German-speaking Islamists has developed on the Internet. Aiming to find new recruits, they glorify jihad and call for attacks on Germany. A new study warns that such online propaganda might foster a new generation of terrorists." SNIPPET: "International terrorist groups like al-Qaida recognized the importance of the Internet for recruiting new supporters early on." SNIPPET: "Intelligence services can also take advantage of the anonymity of Internet forums to deliberately plant false information or obtain insider...
  • Budget-busting station will be named for Biden

    03/17/2011 7:22:09 PM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 14 replies
    As a thank-you to its most famous customer, Amtrak is renaming the train station in Wilmington, Del., after stimulus “sheriff” Vice President Joseph R. Biden - after the project received $20 million in stimulus money and came in $5.7 million over the initial announced budget. Spokesmen for Mr. Biden, who said he personally fought for stimulus money for Amtrak, didn’t respond to messages Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Witnesses: (Former presidential advisor)John Wheeler Appeared Disoriented (before death)

    01/05/2011 6:06:52 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 223 replies
    Police in Delaware are slowly piecing together the details surrounding the death of former presidential advisor John P. "Jack" Wheeler III. It now seems Wheeler spent at least two days wandering the streets of Wilmington disoriented. Police say Wheeler traveled from Washington, D.C., where he worked, to Wilmington Tuesday on an AMTRAK train. He was last seen alive at 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the Hotel duPont parking garage at 10th and Orange streets. Iman Goldsborough, the parking lot attendant, encountered a man she believes was Wheeler on Wednesday night near the intersection where he was last officially seen Thursday. Goldsborough...
  • Chicago Resident David Coleman Headley Pleads Guilty... [Re: Mumbai, India, Let, Denmark]

    03/18/2010 3:27:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 574+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 18, 2010 Chicago Resident David Coleman Headley Pleads Guilty to Role in India and Denmark Terrorism Conspiracies Admits Conducting Surveillance for Lashkar e Tayyiba in Planning 2008 Mumbai Attacks David Coleman Headley, a U.S. citizen of partial Pakistani descent, pleaded guilty today to a dozen federal terrorism charges, admitting that he participated in planning the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, as well as later planning to attack a Danish newspaper. In pleading guilty to all 12 counts that were brought against him in December and were...
  • Amputee Arrested in Alleged Bomb Attempt (In NYC train station)

    02/26/2010 10:37:44 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,082+ views
    wsj.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2010 | OEL STONINGTON
    An amputee missing both legs was arrested Thursday after police said he was wheeled into a busy New York City train station and planted a bomb. Police found the bomb before it could detonate, but the discovery interrupted regional train lines briefly and closed the station for several hours. The alleged device—a bag of small explosives wrapped in shotgun shells, along with bullets, glue, lug nuts, pens and a ruler—was left in a waiting area at a station in Harlem. Police later surveyed security videos to identify suspects including, Roosevelt Terry, the amputee. Police from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which...
  • Stealthy things happening at train stations

    07/02/2009 12:31:40 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 1,102+ views
    SFGATE.com ^ | Sunday, June 28, 2009 | Sebastian Rotella
    (06-28) 04:00 PDT Brussels, Belgium -- SNIPPET: "Like many spy tales in fiction and reality, "Background to Danger" begins in a train station." SNIPPET: "Fast-forward six decades into a transformed landscape. Europe has erased internal borders. Instead of fighting Nazis or Communists, spy agencies use satellites and wiretaps to track Islamic terrorists who conspire on the Internet. But one thing has not changed much. Trains, stations and the gritty neighborhoods that surround them are often the backdrop to danger." SNIPPET: "In a train station, after all, you never know who might be listening."
  • "Take your knife and cut the throat of each Christian around you. No pity."

    02/13/2009 10:54:12 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,148+ views
    Februrary 13, 2009 ^ | February 13, 2009 | (Tu Thanh Ha for the Globe and Mail) via JIHAD WATCH.org
    February 13, 2009 SNIPPET: "He was a small-time hoodlum with a big chip on his shoulders, a man who spoke of Jihad, researched bomb-making techniques and looked at a nuclear plant, the Montreal Stock Exchange and a military base as possible terrorism targets. In the end, Omar Bulphred, a 23-year-old native of Algeria, and an accomplice settled for firebombing two Jewish institutions before getting arrested after police heard them talk about abducting a gay man at random to rob him and cut his throat. The troubling story of the two Montreal terrorist wannabes can be told following Mr. Bulphred's guilty...
  • RDX being smuggled into India with cement from Pakistan [Targeting Oil-Refinery]

    01/27/2009 6:08:18 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 8 replies · 643+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 28 Jan 2009, 0206 hrs IST | The Times of India
    MUMBAI: Police and security agencies here have got a specific alert — from the police of a north Indian state — about RDX having been smuggled into the country as part of a cement consignment from Pakistan and the target being an oil refinery. Officials said the high alert sounded at vital installations like railway stations and hotels in Mumbai last December was not a reaction to the 26/11 carnage but had its basis in this specific intelligence input. Officials also told TOI that more RDX could be coming in as part of cement or other consignments. But the alert...
  • Janitor charged with secretly recording women in Stamford train station bathroom

    11/14/2008 3:41:45 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 21 replies · 1,016+ views
    Stamford Advocate ^ | 11/13/08 | Martin B. Cassidy and John Nickerson
    STAMFORD - A janitor at the Stamford train station was charged Thursday with secretly videotaping at least 16 women in a bathroom stall with a cell phone taped to a roll of toilet paper. Felicitos Gonzalez, 41, of 1 Division St., Apartment R, Stamford, was arrested by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police at his home a block away from the train station Wednesday. Gonzalez was arraigned on 16 counts of voyeurism at state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday. Judge Barbara Brazzel-Massaro ruled that Gonzalez, a Mexican native working in the country illegally, will be jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond for...
  • UK police: man charged with having IEDs, Nazi book

    11/06/2008 3:16:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 550+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/08 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON – British police charged a 43-year-old man Thursday with plotting an act of terrorism and having two improvised explosive devices, chemicals, timers, and a Nazi-themed handbook. Neil Christopher Lewington was first arrested last week after police discovered a suspected explosive device when they searched him at a railway station in Lowestoft, a coastal city in eastern England. --snip-- Scotland Yard said in a statement that Lewington carried two improvised explosive devices to Lowestoft from Reading, a city near London where he lives, on Oct. 30. --snip-- The police statement said Lewington had four containers of weed killer, seven timers,...
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks 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." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • 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...
  • Truck Rams Into Chicago Train Station, Killing 2 (11 in critical condtn, includg 4 children)

    04/25/2008 11:25:13 PM PDT · by bd476 · 6 replies · 242+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2008 | By SUSAN SAULNY
    A tractor-trailer careened into a busy local train station here during the evening rush hour on Friday, killing two people and injuring nearly two dozen others just south of downtown in Chinatown. Witnesses described hearing a deafening screech then the tremendous roar of the truck slamming into the street-level waiting area of the elevated train station, a bustling stop on the Red Line which runs a north-south route through the downtown Loop. The truck crashed through the glass front of the station, Cermak-Chinatown, and caused the escalators to collapse. Eleven people, four of them children, were in critical condition...
  • Kids hop aboard new effort to save decaying train station

    03/17/2008 4:49:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 280+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | Sunday, March 16, 2008 | JENNIFER H. CUNNINGHAM
    The Easter Bunny came to the rescue of a battered Hawthorne train station that's more than a century old this weekend. More than 1,600 parents and children packed a seven-car NJ Transit train Saturday for a ride on the "Easter Bunny Train." The bunny, along with Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat and Snoopy the Dog, visited with children during the 90-minute ride from the Glen Rock-Boro Hall Train Station to Suffern, N.Y., and back again. The train made three trips. The tickets cost $9 for children and $13 for everyone else. The proceeds from the sold-out train rides will go...
  • Terror accused told to kill 1,000 in Australia - 'FOOTBALL JIHAD'

    02/15/2008 8:15:09 AM PST · by Righting · 6 replies · 169+ views
    Terror accused told to kill 1,000, Australian court told Feb. 13, 2008 MELBOURNE (AFP) — A Muslim "terrorist organisation" was urged by their leader to target football matches or a train station in Australia in a bid to kill 1,000 people, a court heard Wednesday. A group of 12 men pleaded not guilty to a string of terrorism-related charges amid tight security in the Victorian Supreme Court. Their alleged leader, cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika, 47, had suggested during taped telephone calls that a bombing where the maximum loss of life could be inflicted, such as at a football ground, could...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • Shooting Massacre In German Town

    08/14/2007 11:23:52 PM PDT · by bd476 · 49 replies · 2,040+ views
    Sky News ^ | August 15, 2007
    Shooting Massacre In German Town Updated: 07:02, Wednesday August 15, 2007 Six people have been shot dead in a west German town - all of them suffered bullet wounds to the head. Duisburg in western Germany Five bodies were found in two cars near the train station in Duisburg and a sixth person died in an ambulance on the way to hospital. Police spokesman Hermann-Josef Helmich said police do not yet know who could have committed the killings or what the motive might have been. "A witness heard the shots and stopped a police patrol car which was incidentally...
  • France: Woman attacked for wearing Star of David (by "yoots")

    04/26/2007 2:45:51 PM PDT · by Alouette · 35 replies · 2,733+ views
    YNet ^ | Apr. 26, 2007 | Yael Branovsky
    22-year-old French woman says youths of Middle Eastern origin snatched her Star of David necklace, lifted her shirt and drew a swastika on her stomach Yael Branovsky Published: 04.26.07, 23:41 / Israel Jewish Scene A 22-year-old French woman said Thursday she was the victim of an anti-Semitic attack by two youths at an underground train station in Marseille. The youths, who the woman said were of Middle Eastern origin, snatched her Star of David necklace, then lifted her shirt and drew a swastika on her stomach before fleeing the scene. According to the Jewish Agency, the French police have refrained...
  • New riots in France EURABIA ALERT

    03/28/2007 3:23:24 AM PDT · by drzz · 11 replies · 774+ views
    CNN ^ | 03 28 2007 | drzz
    PARIS, France (AP) -- France's opposition Socialists accused conservative presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy of worsening tension between youths and police on Wednesday after clashes at a Paris train station overnight. Local officials said the eight-hour long confrontation at the Gare du Nord was sparked when police arrested a 33-year old man who attacked staff who had asked him to show his ticket. Youths at the station, which is a hub for trains to suburbs north of Paris, said police had manhandled the suspect and broken his hand. Hundreds of youths threw flower pots and bottles at police, shouting "Sarkozy hypocrite"....
  • Clashes erupt at Paris train station (Is Paris still burning?)

    03/27/2007 3:23:40 PM PDT · by Wiz · 53 replies · 1,954+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2007 Mar 28 | Jamey Keaten
    PARIS - Riot police firing tear gas and brandishing batons clashed Tuesday with bands of youths who shattered windows and looted shops at a major Paris train station, officials said. Nine people were arrested. Officials said about 100 people were involved in the melee at Gare du Nord, one of Paris' most important transport hubs. Officers and police dogs fired tear gas and charged at groups of marauding youths, some of them wearing hoods and swinging metal bars. The youths responded by throwing trash cans and other objects at the officers. A group of youths smashed the windows of a...
  • Youth violence throws major Paris train station into chaos

    03/28/2007 1:15:45 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 41 replies · 1,196+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | March 27, 2007 | The Associated Press
    PARIS: Riot police firing tear gas and brandishing batons clashed Tuesday with bands of youths who shattered windows and looted shops at a major Paris train station. Officials said nine people were arrested. Officers and police dogs charged at groups of marauding youths, some of them wearing hoods, who mingled with commuters and travelers at the Gare du Nord — one of Paris' most important transport hubs. (snip) The violence did not appear directly related to France's presidential election in under four weeks, but highlighted the social and economic tensions that the country's new leader will inherit when he or...
  • Monkey business on Indian railway

    08/03/2006 6:56:57 AM PDT · by rawhide · 111+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Aug 2, 8:19 AM | Reuters
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, but India's Delhi Metro has hired a monkey to frighten off other monkeys from boarding trains and upsetting passengers. The langur monkey, trained since the age of three months, has been patrolling monkey-prone stations on a leash. In June, a monkey boarded a train at the underground Chawri Bazaar station and reportedly scared passengers by scowling at them for three stops. It then alighted at Civil Lines station. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation says it hopes the new hire will avert a repeat of that episode....
  • BERLIN'S NEW TRAIN STATION: A Glass Armadillo for Germany's Capital

    05/27/2006 4:07:44 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 30 replies · 971+ views
    SPIEGEL Online ^ | May 23, 2006 | Frank Thadeusz
    BERLIN'S NEW TRAIN STATION A Glass Armadillo for Germany's Capital By Frank Thadeusz Berlin's new main train station -- the biggest in Europe -- opens this week. The €700-million railway project has several innovations including extra quiet tracks and high-tech loudspeakers, but for many its construction remains contentious. Hany Azer's finest hour came on a humid summer night. The man in charge of building Berlin's new Central Station had promised an unprecedented construction spectacle that both the media and locals wanted to see. The chief engineer and his crew had to lower two massive girder towers, weighing no less than...
  • Labor Lost in Morristown

    04/18/2005 11:28:39 AM PDT · by Irontank · 3 replies · 452+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | April 18, 2005
    In exchange for a cup of coffee, Morristown Patrolman Vito Filomeno put up with my company early one morning last week as he monitored day laborers assembled along Morris Street, opposite Morristown's train station. Contrary to what the previous week's news stories had implied, there were no arrests. Essentially, Filomeno's job was twofold: 1) keep the workers curbside, rather than allowing them to block the sidewalk or lean against the façades of Morris Street businesses, and 2) ensure that anyone stopping to pick them up was in a parking space, not blocking a street or driveway.
  • (Breaking) There Has Been A Large Explosion @ North Korean Train Station Which Kim Has Transited

    04/22/2004 7:43:30 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 258 replies · 646+ views
    Kyodo News (in Japanese) ^ | 22 April 2004 | AmericanInTokyo
    Breaking.There are reports of a large explosion at a train station in northern North Korea, along the China-DPRK train line. This is the same line that Kim Jong il is taking to return to Pyongyang from Beijing today (last night US time). The explosion occured, 1 p.m. local, at a North Korean train station which is one Kim would have transited also today (yesterday local time). Reports coming in to Japanese news agencies. Could be LP gas, or could be something else.Link to Japanese Kyodo flash news on this story.http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20040422-00000242-kyodo-int
  • (archives from 1997) New York train station may have been bomb target

    03/11/2004 2:34:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 145+ views
    <p>NEW YORK (CNN) -- Police found at least five "bomb devices" in an early morning raid on a Brooklyn apartment Thursday, and arrested three men. Authorities are investigating the possibility that the case is related to Wednesday's two suicide bombings in Jerusalem that killed 15 people.</p>
  • Craftsman Revives Old Wood with Flame

    12/28/2003 8:01:54 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 187+ views
    Craftsman revives old wood with flame By Juliette Rule rep9@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - As Tony Carr walks through the Depot Center, he tells stories about a piece of local past now erased by his labor. But what he leaves behind is in keeping with the architectural traditions of the late 19th century train station, which has been the subject of intense restoration over the last year. Carr, 45, is a restoration painter, and his contracted task of the last seven months has been to erase the signs of abuse and neglect on wood-framed windows at the...
  • Reactions to the Kfar Sava Attack

    04/24/2003 10:53:41 AM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 187+ views
    National Religious Party leader Effie Eitam said today that the murderous attack in Kfar Sava proves that only the total defeat of the Palestinian Authority will bring an end to terrorism. Eitam negated the opinion of those who say that Israel must refrain from retaliating against the attack in order not to disrupt the reforms in the PA. His government colleague, Infrastructures Minister Yosef Paritzky (Shinui), discounted such reactions from the "extremist right," and said, "we must carefully check whether Abu Mazen is making every effort to fight against terrorism." Yesha Council Chairman Adi Mintz spoke with Arutz-7 today and...