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FBI discovers AQ plot in Denver

Posted in arrested terrorists, counterterrorism, ideology, society, terrorist attacks with tags , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by admin

 

The FBI thinks it has uncovered a cross-state terror cell with Al-Qaeda links in Denver. Arrests were made in the case in New York. Apparently the suspect drove cross-country to Queens, New York with documents and bomb making plans. He allegedly met with some nefarious characters in New York. The FBI citing wiretaps, decided it was time to move in on the suspects.

Najibullah Zazi, 24, known as ‘Naji’ in his mosque, hails from eastern Afghanistan and is currently residing in Aurora. Apparently he remains under surveilance by FBI operatives, though he maintains his innocence. Fellow mosque members say that Zazi was apolitical and a devout Muslim.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security this week issued tips to ‘authorities’ nationwide for indicators of homemade bomb-makers using Hydorgen Peroxide-based explosives and warning them to be on the look-out for foul odors, people with chemical burns, and industrial sized fans. The warning coincided with the arrests and seizures in New York.

FBI says al-Qaeda cell in Denver

The accused, Zazi, has denied having something to do with AQ. Anyway, FBI has announced he was arrested when he allegedly was going to meet some more terrorists freedom fighters.

Experts consider that NYC underground is still very vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

Who really freed Melgrahi?

Posted in arrested terrorists, foreign policy, society with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2009 by admin

So far every attempt to show that London applied pressure on Edinburgh has demonstrated only that Downing Street and the Foreign Office profoundly desired an outcome they could not command. Messrs Brown and Straw wanted Megrahi to go home. But there are many things this Labour Government would like the SNP to do and it has done none of them. ‘I want’ rarely gets when you are asking a determined opponent.

The most likely explanation is that the SNP chose to strut their stuff on the international stage by taking a diplomatically sensitive decision that they imagined would damage the UK more than it damaged Scotland and protect the Scottish legal system from the scrutiny that would have occurred during Megrahi’s abandoned appeal. Lazy journalism may help to prove them right, though the Scottish economy will suffer if Americans stop visiting.”

Before:
UK Ministers release letters about Lockerbie deal.
Lockerbie bomber on show at Gadhafi’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
Lybia’s Gadhaffi: the forgotten story of his links to terror.
Brown denies deal for Megrahi.
Jack Straw’s letter on Megrahi’s release
Scotland denies any oil deal in Mehgrahi case.
US offered money to stop Mehgrahi’s release.
Lockerbie bomber’s release: an oil deal.
On Lockerbie bomber’s release: an oil deal?
Gadhaffi’s son asks why so angry about Lockerbie bomber’s release.
More details on Lockerbie bomber’s health asked.
Victims from Lockerbie bomber against Gadhafi’s visit to NJ.

Kabul guards” fired

Posted in society on September 5, 2009 by admin

Ten guards seen in the offensive photos are leaving the country today; eight were terminated and two resigned,” the embassy said in a statement. “The entire senior management team of ArmorGroup North America in Kabul is being replaced immediately. The embassy security office continues its interviews of every one of the ArmorGroup guards.”

An embassy spokeswoman also said the guards had been banned from drinking alcohol at any time while in Afghanistan.

…The letter to Clinton said that along with serious understaffing and other shortcomings, the guards’ bahaviour undermined security at the sprawling compound at a time of growing violence in Afghanistan.

Intelligence is not certainly their best quality.

Before: On Kabul guards.

Unrest in Chinese XInjiang province continues

Posted in society on September 5, 2009 by admin

Riot police have been deployed again on the streets of the western Chinese city of Urumqi, to try to prevent further protests over a spate of stabbings.Several roads have been blocked to cars after days of demonstrations by thousands of residents from the majority Han Chinese community.

The biggest protests about the syringe stabbings were on Thursday when five people died and 14 were injured. Local officials have blamed Uighur Muslim separatists for the attacks.

Before:
New protests in Xinjiang.

Israel union drops exhibit portraying terrorists as Virgin Mary

Posted in ideology, society with tags , , , , on September 5, 2009 by admin

How can a woman who comes into the world with the role of loving and giving life become a source of hatred and murder?” Bleikh added, speaking before the pictures were taken down.

Neither of the artists could immediately be reached afterward.

The seven canvases, part of a larger exhibition, splice the bombers’ faces onto works by Botticelli, Raphael and other eminent artists. Bleikh told The Associated Press that the show’s concept was sparked by a suicide attack near her Jerusalem home carried out by a female bomber.

“The message is that the baby in the arms of a woman is in danger,” she said. “The contrast of the symbol of love, the Madonna, with the face of a killer – it works. It hurts the souls of women who look at it.”

Al-Qaeda website promises Ramadan ‘present‘ from OBL

Posted in counterterrorism, ideology, society, terrorist attacks with tags , on September 4, 2009 by admin

A website often used by al Qaeda supporters said it would soon carry a “present” to Muslims from Osama bin Laden on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

The Islamist website gave no further details, but messages by the al Qaeda leader have usually appeared within 48 hours of being announced on the Internet.

Related:
Saudi Daily: Al-Qaeda Planning To Strike Saudi Targets In Iran.
Saudi Al-Qaeda Defector: There Is Widespread Dissatisfaction Among Al-Qaeda Operatives in AfPak – Many Want to Desert. Is this present a way to encourage OBL’s supporters?

On Kabul guards

Posted in society with tags , on September 3, 2009 by admin

I feel like it might be hard for the military to replace guards with contractors if they need other guards to make the sure the contractors aren’t getting drunk and naked.

Referring to this.

The allegations about the guards’ behavior were reported by the watchdog group Project On Government Oversight.

The group sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and briefed reporters on its findings, which it said were based on e-mails and interviews with more than a dozen guards who had worked at the U.S. compound in the Afghan capital.

…POGO says two weeks ago it began receiving whistleblower-style e-mails, some with graphic images and videos, that are said to document problems taking place at a non-military camp for the guards near the U.S. diplomatic compound in Kabul.