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  • Message to the Senate of the United States on the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation

    06/18/2020 1:04:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 18, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES:With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation (the “Beijing Convention”), adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization International Conference on Air Law (Diplomatic Conference on Aviation Security) in Beijing on September 10, 2010, and signed by the United States on that same date.  I also transmit, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to the Beijing Convention.The Beijing Convention is an important component of international efforts to prevent...
  • Message to the Senate of the United States on the Protocol Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

    06/18/2020 1:07:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 18, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES:With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Protocol Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (the “Beijing Protocol”), adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization International Conference on Air Law (Diplomatic Conference on Aviation Security) in Beijing on September 10, 2010, and signed by the United States on that same date.  I also transmit, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to the Beijing Protocol.The Beijing Protocol is an important...
  • Feted at European Parliament, Palestinian Hijacker Rejects Terrorist Label, Equates Israelis With

    10/01/2017 5:07:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 28, 2017 | 8:53 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The presence at the European Parliament this week of a Palestinian who hijacked planes in Europe last century and whose organization is on the E.U.s terrorist list continues to make waves, with some lawmakers and others calling for an investigation. Leila Khaled, a leading figure in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was a guest speaker at an event at the parliament complex in Brussels on Tuesday night. In 1969 and 1970, Khaled hijacked two aircraft one Israeli, one American in European airspace. She was arrested during the second attempt, but was soon...
  • The Left is mainstreaming Palestinian Marxist terrorists

    05/24/2019 7:11:04 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 6 replies
    A disturbing trend of open support for the Palestinian Marxist-Leninist terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, or PFLP, has emerged on the political Left amid rising anti-Semitism that hides behind the label of anti-Zionism. On May 8, San Diego State University English professor Peter C. Herman observed that an email from SDSU's Women's Resource Center included the slogan "From the River to the Sea Palestine Will Be Free," and a photo of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist Leila Khaled clutching an AK-47. Khaled is famous for hijacking two airliners in 1970. She and...
  • Iran delivered half a ton of explosives in diplomatic suitcases to Paris for jihad terror attack

    06/26/2019 3:31:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUN 25, 2019 11:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Iran delivered half a ton of explosives in diplomatic suitcases to Paris for jihad terror attack JUN 25, 2019 11:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER This is the regime that the Democrats are eagerly working with in order to undermine the President of the United States. Iran attempted attack in Paris, half a ton of explosives found report, by Yasser Okbi, Jerusalem Post, June 24, 2019: Half a ton of explosives was brought to Paris in a diplomatic suitcases in order to carry out a terror attack, before being foiled by French authorities, it was reported in the British media....
  • British jihadis in Syria are being recruited for suicide missions...in 'tribute to Osama bin laden'

    08/11/2015 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 10 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 8/10/2015 | David Williams
    Britons fighting for militant groups in Syria are being targeted to smuggle explosives on to Western airliners and become suicide bombers as Al Qaeda plan a spectacular attack over a major city, intelligence officials warn. The Pakistan-based, Iranian-backed Khorasan group linked to Al Qaeda is said to have sent members to 'embed' with affiliated terror groups to identify British, European and United States passport holders who could slip through security and carry a bomb on to a plane.
  • Airline Bills Woman $106,000 For Trying To Open Plane Doors Mid-Flight

    07/19/2019 7:40:52 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 19, 2019 | LEXI LONAS
    ... Chloe Haines, 25, was banned for life after she displayed aggressive, abusive and dangerous behaviour on the flight where she attempted to open the aircraft doors during the flight, according to a statement Jet2 put on their website. ... The airplane crew and some passengers had to restrain Haines until they got back to the airport. Haines allegedly screamed, get off me, Im going to kill everyone,
  • Hezbollah Isn't Just In Beirut. It's In New York, Too.

    06/17/2019 6:15:26 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    In recent years, Hezbollah has stepped up its activities beyond Lebanons borders. This uptick has been clearest in the Middle Eastin Iraq, Yemen, and especially Syriabut plots have also been thwarted in South America, Asia, Europe, and now, possibly, the United States. Reports of Hezbollah activity in North America are not new, though such reporting tends to focus on the groups fundraising, money laundering, procurement, or other logistical activities from Vancouver to Miami. But last month, the criminal prosecution and conviction in New York of the Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani revealed disturbing new information about the extent of Hezbollahs operations...
  • The Seeing Eyes of the West: Israeli Intelligence Continues to Uncover Terror Plots

    06/20/2019 7:53:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/20/2019 | P. David Hornik
    Last month, when Trump dispatched the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the Persian Gulf region, it was reportedly the Israeli Mossad that tipped off the U.S. on an Iranian plan to attack either a US or a US-allied target.If so, the warning has already been borne out as just a week later Irantrying to bully and threaten its way out of the Trump administrations economic chokeholdattacked Norwegian, Emirati, and Saudi oil tankers, and last week attacked a Japanese and a Norwegian oil tanker.Its not the first time Israeli intelligence has warned of impending attacks by Iran or...
  • Worlds stinkiest fruit causes flight delay

    11/07/2018 8:15:08 AM PST · by DFG · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An Indonesian airliner was delayed for an hour after passengers complained of an overpowering stench released from a load of the notorious thorny fruit durian, according to reports. About 2 tons of the worlds stinkiest fruit was in the cargo hold of the Jakarta-bound Sriwijaya Air flight at Bengkulu in Sumatra, the BBC reported. Boyke Ledy Watra, a reporter with Indonesias Antara news agency who was aboard the fetid flight, said passengers began arguing with the crew with some almost coming to blows with flight attendants. The airline eventually agreed to remove the offending fruit and the plane took...
  • TSA's 'Quiet Skies' Program Tracks, Observes Travelers In The Air

    07/30/2018 12:19:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | July 30, 20181:23 PM ET | Camila Domonoske
    Some Americans have been trailed and closely monitored by undercover air marshals as they traveled on U.S. flights, as part of a previously undisclosed Transportation Security Administration program called Quiet Skies. The existence of the program was first reported Saturday by the The Boston Globe, citing an internal TSA bulletin from March as well as anonymous sources within the department. The Globe says the program targets travelers who are not on terrorist watch lists and are not suspected of a crime. Some air marshals involved have expressed misgivings about the domestic surveillance program, questioning whether it's legal and whether it's...
  • Putin Putting Russia's Fate in Iranian Hands?

    02/21/2011 5:14:02 AM PST · by captjanaway · 1 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | February 21, 2011 | Lt. Colonel James Zumwalt, USMC (ret)
    Rather than the January 24th suicide bombing at Moscows Domodedovo Airport (that claimed 36 lives and wounded almost 200) giving rise to a soul searching by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, it has sadly given rise to hypocrisy on his part. Moscows investigation into the attack is still ongoing. But earlier this month, in a very chilling video, Doku Umarovthe self-styled emir of the Causasus Emirateclaimed responsibility for it.Threatening further attacks, Umarov said, "With Allah's grace, we will make this year for you a year of blood and tears."
  • U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens (Big Brother lives)

    12/13/2012 6:45:08 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 63 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/12 | Julia Angwin
    Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizenseven people suspected of no crime. ~ snip ~ The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an...
  • Chrissy Teigen live tweets as her flight returns to LAX with unauthorized person

    12/27/2017 8:23:05 AM PST · by bgill · 50 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | AP
    A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it never arrived at Tokyos Narita International Airport. Model Chrissy Teigen, who was on the plane, tweeted that the flight made a U-turn about four hours into the 11-hour flight.A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it never arrived...
  • Dead cougar found in mans luggage at Las Vegas airport

    12/27/2017 2:37:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    One travelers holiday plans hit a snag after airport officials found a dead cougar in his luggage. A Transportation Security Administration agent at McCarran International Airport discovered the carcass just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Metropolitan Police Lt. David Gordon.
  • Agent Wrote Memo to Spur Screening

    05/21/2002 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 6 replies · 234+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, May 21, 2002 | JOHN SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI agent who wrote a pre-Sept. 11 warning about Arab students at an Arizona flight school hoped his memo would lead to screenings of Middle Easterners who came to study U.S. airport operations, according to government officials familiar with his account. Agent Kenneth Williams testified behind closed doors Tuesday to lawmakers investigating what the government knew about terrorist threats before Sept. 11. Williams believed his information might provide a significant but prospective lead about Osama bin Laden's intentions, according to lawmakers and government officials familiar with his account. But Williams wrote his memo for terrorism experts...
  • 9 men thrown off Ryanair flight for shouting Allahu Akbar

    09/04/2017 9:26:25 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 56 replies
    RT ^ | 2 Sep, 2017 15:52 Edited time: 3 Sep, 2017 10:08 | RT
    Nine men have been thrown off a Ryanair flight for allegedly shouting Allahu Akbar and claiming to carry bombs, which they later said was a joke. The group was removed from the Madrid-bound flight before it took off from Zaventem Airport, Brussels early Saturday. The airport was targeted by suicide bombers in the Brussels attacks on March 22, 2016, in which 32 people were killed and over 300 injured Following the disruptive passengers removal, the Boeing 737-800 was briefly evacuated and searched before departing with a two-hour delay around 9:15am local time. Spokesperson for the Belgian federal police, Peter De...
  • Belgium: US youth in Pittsburgh linked to cyberattack on Brussels airport

    02/09/2017 7:09:33 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | February 9, 2017
    BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgian authorities say that a U.S. youth in Pittsburgh tried to hack into the Brussels airport computer system and disable it the night after the March 22 attacks that killed 32 people. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement Thursday that at its request, the FBI interrogated the American minor and said he confessed. The statement said the hacking attempt was unsuccessful and stressed that "it appeared there were no terrorist motives."
  • British passengers to US could PAY MORE as White House seeks armed officers at UK airports

    07/09/2017 6:21:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    U.K. Express ^ | 7/8/2017 | Sam Sholli
    BRITONS travelling to the US could face higher air fares and extra security before boarding flights, under new plans. The new plans are for the introduction of armed US immigration officers at UK airports. The change would mean that transatlantic passengers would have to clear immigration before boarding an aircraft. Airlines, under the plans, may be forced to pay for US security staff and their families to live in the UK. It is likely that airlines would pass the extra costs on to passengers travelling from Britain to the US, according to reports. Passengers would also be likely to be...
  • 2 Men Arrested Scouting Areas Their Ties Will Make You Shake (Hizballa)

    06/19/2017 2:45:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | JUNE 18, 2017 | TIFFANI GREY
    Two Middle East immigrants in the United States have been arrested in connection with terrorist activities after the FBI found out their chilling ties to the terrorist organization known as Hezbollah. This is a wake-up call to every American. According to a news release from United States Attorneys Office, District of New York, Ali Kourani and Samer El Debek, a/k/a Samer Eldebek, were arrested on Thursday, June 1, 2017, on charges related to their alleged activities on behalf of Hizballah[sic], a designated foreign terrorist organization. Kourani was reportedly living in the Bronx in New York, while Eldebek was living...