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  • $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack

    06/18/2013 4:05:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack Bomber May Have Also Been Involved in Two Other Unsolved Bombings—One at the British Consulate in 2005, the Other at the Mexican Consulate in 2007 FBI New York June 18, 2013 SNIPPET: "Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York City Police Department announced a reward of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the unsolved 2008 bombing of the United States Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square. Also released today...
  • British consulate in Yemen threatened after car bomb kills 16 outside U.S. embassy

    09/17/2008 4:13:52 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 1 replies · 212+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2008
    The British embassy in Yemen has been threatened with attack after 16 people died when a car bomb exploded outside the American embassy this morning. The heavily-fortified compound was on fire after the two explosions. Heavy gunfire was also heard and smoke seen rising from the compound, witnesses said. A Yemeni security source said 16 people including six attackers died in the attack. Four were bystanders. A group calling itself Islamic Jihad in Yemen took credibility for the attack. It also threatened that it would target the British, Saudi and Emirati missions in the Yemeni capital, according to a statement...
  • Blasts Rock British Consulate in NYC (U.N. worker being questioned)

    05/05/2005 10:29:21 AM PDT · by minus_273 · 19 replies · 1,028+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 5/5/05 | Foxnews
    NEW YORK — New York City police were questioning people and studying video surveillance tapes Thursday to determine who may be responsible for detonating two makeshift grenades outside the building that houses the British Consulate (search) earlier in the morning. The explosions, which occurred on Britain's Election Day, caused the glass panels at the building's entrance in midtown Manhattan to shatter but no one was injured, officials said. A one-foot chunk from the planter was also torn off. The department's bomb squad was at the scene and streets were closed in the area. The blasts happened at 3:50 a.m. EDT....
  • Fox News reporting that UN worker questioned in British Consulate Explosions

    05/05/2005 11:23:55 AM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 47 replies · 2,000+ views
    Fox News Channel | May 5,2005
    Fox News reported, just minutes ago, that authorities are questioning a UN employee from the Netherlands in regards to the explosive devices that were set off this morning at the Brit. Consulate in NY.
  • Brit Elex Connection? (Grenades Exploded - NYC)

    05/05/2005 6:08:23 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 24 replies · 689+ views
    Two small makeshift grenades exploded outside the British Consulate in New York early Thursday, causing slight damage to the building but injuring no one, officials said. The blasts occurred at 3:50 a.m. as voters were going to the polls in Britain. In London, Britain's Foreign Office said there were no provisions for Britons to vote at overseas consulates. Police spokesman Noel Waters said the grenades had been placed inside a cement flower box outside the front door of the midtown Manhattan building that houses the consulate. After piecing together the shrapnel, police determined the devices were toy grenades that had...
  • Mullah named as suspect for Turkey blasts

    12/06/2003 4:37:07 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 4 replies · 178+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 12/07/03 | Damien McElroy
    A Syrian-based mullah already wanted in Germany and Italy has emerged as a leading suspect behind the Istanbul bombings that killed 61 people, including the British consul general. Damascus-based Mohammed Majid has a long history of involvement with extremist groups in Europe and is said to have financed a string of recent terror attacks across the Middle East. He has also been linked to efforts by Islamic fundamentalists to infiltrate Iraq. British and Turkish investigators believe that Majid's network of sympathisers in Syria is sheltering five figures involved in last month's attacks on the British consulate and a branch of...
  • Blaming the victims (great article from a British Blogger)

    11/21/2003 8:32:05 AM PST · by alnitak · 7 replies · 552+ views
    Melanie Phillips's Blog ^ | 21 Nov 03 | Melanie Phillips
    Having just listened to yet more claims, reported on BBC radio's The World at One, that the British consulate in Istanbul wouldn't have been bombed had we not helped attack Iraq, I am struck even more by the truly demented discourse we are now being forced to have. The attack on Iraq may well have enraged more Muslims and helped recruit them to terror. But then so does any attempt at self-defenceagainst Islamic terror. As soon as one fights back, one is accused of aggression. That is precisely what is happening in Israel. Israelis are murdered; Israel fights back to...
  • Turkey: 'Sow war and reap terror' (Clinton's role in the rise of al-Qaeda)

    11/21/2003 3:53:50 PM PST · by Destro · 47 replies · 935+ views ^ | Nov 22, 2003 | K Gajendra Singh
    Nov 22, 2003 Middle East Turkey: 'Sow war and reap terror' By K Gajendra Singh Sow war and reap terror - A banner in a February peace march in Paris Many disquieting messages have been sent with the two car bombings in Istanbul on Thursday, just five days after attacks on two synagogues and coinciding with Queen Elizabeth's hosting of United States President George W Bush in London. Turkey's stock market fell immediately, and world markets felt the fallout. The latest attacks, which claimed the lives of at least 25 people, will certainly adversely affect Turkey's economic recovery. The bombings...
  • British official tells Muslims to choose between 'British way' and terrorism

    11/21/2003 2:03:18 PM PST · by sarcasm · 5 replies · 432+ views
    AP ^ | November 21, 2003
    <p>A government official said Friday the country's Muslims must choose between "the British way" of peaceful political dialogue and the terrorism of groups such as al-Qaida -- remarks that drew condemnation from Islamic organizations.</p> <p>The comments by Foreign Office Minister Denis MacShane came a day after suicide bombers attacked the British consulate and a London-based bank in Istanbul, Turkey.</p>
  • At least 25 dead as new blasts hit British buildings in Istanbul

    11/20/2003 4:25:16 AM PST · by kattracks · 22 replies · 214+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 11/20/03 | AP
    <p>ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — Explosions hit the Turkish headquarters of the London-based HSBC bank and the British consulate on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding 390, health officials said. The blasts came days after the city was hit by two synagogue bombings.</p>
  • Britain says second diplomat killed in Turkey

    11/20/2003 12:43:34 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 113+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/20/03
    LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The British government said it believed a second member of its diplomatic staff had been killed in Thursday's bomb blasts in Turkey, in addition to consul-general Roger Short. It named her as Lisa Hallworth, without giving further details. "Although there are no absolute identifications (the Foreign Office is) reluctantly coming to the conclusion that a number of staff both British and Turkish at the British consulate-general have lost their lives in this terrible tragedy," the Foreign Office said in a statement. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, who was due to arrive in Turkey later, described the...
  • Arab countries condemn Istanbul blasts; European nations step up security

    11/20/2003 12:11:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 186+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-20-03 | RAF CASERT
    <p>BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Arab countries joined the rest of the world in condemning Thursday's suicide bombings in Istanbul, Turkey, with the Syrian information minister calling the attacks "a barbarous crime."</p> <p>"Syria's government and people condemn all terrorist actions that target innocent civilians and which serve only the enemies of security, stability and peace," Information Minister Ahmad al-Hassan told the official Syrian Arab News Agency.</p>
  • Turkey promises swift response

    11/20/2003 6:00:26 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 15 replies · 128+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 11/20/03
    Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Turkey would not "bow to terror" after blasts rocked Istanbul. The minister vowed swift action from intelligence and security services, insisting everyone must know Ankara would never “give up to terrorism". Both Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu and Justice Minister Cemil Cicek added they believe the three blasts which rocked Istanbul were linked to two explosions that hit the city last Saturday killing 25 people. Usama bin Ladin's al-Qaida network claimed responsibility for the last blasts, which destroyed two synagogues in Turkey's commercial capital. British interests targeted Television and witnesses say at least 15 people...