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  • Nuke bomb plot foiled

    08/19/2004 8:02:31 AM PDT · by esryle · 25 replies · 11,761+ views
    A GANG of British terror suspects has been charged with plotting to launch a "dirty bomb" or mini nuclear blast on London. The attacks, on targets such as Heathrow and the Parliament, were planned to coincide with similar strikes on major buildings in the US. The leader of the group is believed to be Osama bin Laden's UK general, Dhiren Barot. Born into a respected family of Kenyan expatriates, Barot, 32, was raised a Hindu before being converted to radical Islamism in his 20s and becoming one of al-Qaida's European linchpins. Barot and seven other members of the suspected al-Qaida...
  • Dirty Bomb Fears after ISIS Seize Uranium (90 pounds!!!)

    07/11/2014 6:30:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    Extreme Islamist group ISIS have seized 90lb (40kg) of radioactive uranium in Iraq which could be used to make a dirty bomb. The Times reports that the militants seized the material after overrunning a university in the city of Mosul, which they captured last month. Iraq's ambassador to the UN has now appealed to the international community for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq and abroad." This is believed to be the first time that an Islamist terror group has been able to obtain such a large quantity of radioactive material, and security...
  • Radioactive material stolen from lab in Mexico

    06/13/2014 9:28:20 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 12, 2014
    A device containing radioactive substances was stolen from a government research facility and authorities are working to track it down, Mexico's No. 2 official said."We have the report regarding the theft of this material and the alerts and protocol we follow in these cases have already been implemented," Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong told reporters after speaking at a conference of state law enforcement chiefs and attorneys general.Exposure to the cesium-37 and americium-beryllium inside the stolen piece of equipment is not likely to cause permanent injury, the central government said in an alert distributed to authorities in Mexico City...
  • US to EU: Middle East and Africa pose risk of ‘dirty bomb’

    06/17/2013 12:01:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 14.06.13 @ 09:29 | Andrew Rettman
    Countries in Africa and the Middle East are a greater threat than old nuclear facilities in former Soviet republics as sources of material for a “dirty bomb,” US officials say. “In north Africa and the Middle East you have terrorist organizations, unstable governments, in some cases actual civil conflict and lack of control over sovereign territory. In the former Soviet Union we still have remaining challenges, but we are dealing with relatively stable governments with which we have a history of engagement,” Simon Limage, a non-proliferation specialist at the US state department, told EUobserver. His colleague in the US department...
  • The Polonium Diversion

    12/27/2006 12:16:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies · 555+ views
    EdwardJayEpstein.com ^ | December 10, 2006 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The Polonium Diversion At least a dozen people have been contaminated by the rare radioactive isotope Polonium 210. The list includes Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB who died from a dose of Polonium 210 in London on November 23rd; Andrei Lugovoi, a former colleague of Litvinenko in the KGB, who met with Litvinenko at the Pine bar of the Millennium Hotel in London the day he became ill, November 1st; Dmitry Lugovoi, Lugovoi’s business associate, who also attended that November 1st meetings; 7 employees of the Millennium Hotel; Mario Scaramella, an Italian security consultant, who dined with...
  • Officials: Al Qaeda's Mad Scientist Killed

    07/29/2008 3:09:09 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 30 replies · 204+ views
    CBS news ^ | 07/29/08 | Farhan Bokhari
    Officials: Al Qaeda's Mad Scientist Killed One of al Qaeda's top chemical and biological weapons experts was killed in an air strike by a CIA pilotless drone in a remote Pakistani border region, senior Pakistani intelligence officials told CBS News Tuesday morning. Intelligence officials investigating the Sunday night missile attack confirmed that Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar, also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri was one of six men killed and his remains had been positively identified. "We now have a positive ID on the body. I can confirm to you that Al-Masri has been killed,"
  • Adolf Hitler's Plot To Bomb New York (w/Rocket Propelled Space Shuttle Carrying Radioactive Payload)

    01/04/2013 12:13:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 60 replies
    Daily Express ^ | January 4, 2013 | David Robinson
    ADOLF HITLER'S PLOT TO BOMB NEW YORK Newly discovered papers reveal the Nazis’ most bizarre plan – sending manned rockets into space to attack America. The head of the Luftwaffe Hermann Goering banged his fi st on the table in anger. He needed a dynamic new scheme to catch the Fuhrer’s eye. In the warped world of the Third Reich, competition between the German army and the German air force – the Luftwaffe – was fierce. Under Adolf Hitler’s power-crazed dictatorial leadership senior Nazis vied and tussled for infl uence throughout the Second World War. At the end of 1941,...
  • Colombia: Chavez, rebels in 'armed alliance' - $300 million Venezuelan payoff to rebels alleged

    03/03/2008 2:16:09 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 246+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 3, 2008 | AP
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia’s police chief on Monday said documents found on a slain rebel’s laptop computer suggest Venezuela recently paid $300 million to Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, perhaps in exchange for the release of six hostages.Other documents show the rebels had appeared interested in buying uranium, Gen. Oscar Naranjo said at an explosive news conference where he lashed out at Venezuela and Ecuador for the financial and political support they have provided to Colombia’s leftist rebels.“When they mention negotiations for 50 kilos of uranium this means that the FARC are taking big steps in the world of terrorism to...
  • Seized Laptop Shows Chavez-Rebel Ties

    03/05/2008 1:24:41 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 578+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Mar 5, 2008 | FRANK BAJAK
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A single laptop can reveal much, and so it is with the digital treasure chest that Colombian commandos found in the jungle quarters of slain rebel leader Raul Reyes. Files in the computer seized in Saturday's raid into Ecuador that claimed the lives of Reyes and 23 of his comrades offer an intimate portrait of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's desire to undermine Colombia's U.S.-allied government. If authentic, the documents show that sympathies Chavez first aired publicly in January grew out of a relationship that dates back more than a decade. But Chavez is not one of...
  • Border officials retract "weapons of mass destruction" comments (Bravo Sierra Ping!)

    A San Diego Channel 10 interview, with Customs and Border PatrolAssistant Director Al Hallor is going viral after the San Diego officialsaid weapons of mass destruction have been discovered by federal agencies at US ports of entry. The Channel 10News investigative reporter Mitch Blacher asked, "Do you ever find things that are dangerous like a chemical agent or a weaponized device?" Hallor said, "at the airport, seaport, at our port of entry we havenot this past fiscal year, but our partner agencies have found thosethings." The interview played Monday on numerous major television news outlets and on dozens of web...
  • 'A weapon of mass destruction was found in the U.S.': Shock confession of Customs officer

    02/13/2011 5:32:43 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 112 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 2/13/11 | David Gardner
    A port official has admitted that a 'weapon of mass effect' has been found by 'partner agencies' in the U.S., raising major questions over a possible government cover-up. The disturbing revelation came in an interview with San Diego's assistant port director screened by a television channel in the city. The Customs and Border Protection Department tried to dampen speculation over his remarks, but doubts remained over whether he had inadvertently revealed a dirty bomb plot to attack the U.S. mainland. snip ‘So, specifically, you're looking for the dirty bomb? You're looking for the nuclear device?’ asked Mr Blacher. ‘Correct. Weapons...
  • Stunning Response "Dirty Bombs (Nuclear) have been stopped at our border" it appears

    02/14/2011 10:54:48 AM PST · by Scythian · 148 replies
    But almost immediately after giving that answer, Hallor and Blacher were interrupted by a public affairs official from CBP, forcing Hallor to try and clarify his answer. Still, the clarification was telling ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sSnxge6BGA Glenn Beck to cover this tonight.
  • Dirty Bomb: Here And Now?

    02/14/2011 4:32:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 14, 2011 | Staff
    Homeland Security: An assistant port director says "weapons of mass effect" have been found on American soil, possibly smuggled in across our porous border. The drug war in Mexico may be the least of our worries. Doing the job the so-called mainstream American media won't do, Britain's Daily Telegraph recently reported that, according to WikiLeaks documents, a gift that seems to keep on giving, U.S. officials were warned years ago that al-Qaida could build a dirty bomb capable of doing great damage to an American city. Now another British paper, the Daily Mail, reports on a televised interview by San...
  • Terrorists expected to hit Egypt hard in Iraq attack

    03/10/2003 11:13:25 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 75+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2003
    A top Egyptian security official is warning he expects "a wave of Islamic terror attacks against the country, planned and prepared outside of Egypt," according to G2 Bulletin's intelligence sources. The terror threat in Egypt is being taken so seriously among western and Israeli intelligence agencies that they are actively considering the possibility of the fall of President Hosni Mubarak's regime and pondering what might become of Cairo's weapons of mass destruction in such an eventuality. During a special session of the People's Assembly, Egyptian Minister of the Interior Habib al-Adeli reportedly told legislators that his assessment is based on...
  • Wikileaks doc: Al Qaeda on the brink of a dirty bomb, feds seeking missing 9/11 suspects

    02/02/2011 8:27:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2011 | Allahpundit
    Drudge is giving this banner treatment but I’m not sure why. Of course Al Qaeda is on the brink of a dirty bomb. Their comrades-in-arms in the Taliban are the jihadist proxy of one of the world’s biggest nuclear proliferators, aren’t they? If the filthbags in Pakistani intelligence want Al Qaeda to have nuclear material, they’ll find a way to smuggle some out of the state supply, I’m sure. In fact, according to a new piece in the NYT, Pakistan’s practically swimming in fissile material these days. Never mind the dirty bombs; how long before AQ or Lashkar e-Taiba or...
  • 'Al-Qaida on brink of using nuclear bomb'

    02/01/2011 5:03:39 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 65 replies
    vancouversun ^ | Tuesday February 01, 2011 | Heidi Blake and Christopher Hope
    Al-Qaida is on the verge of producing radioactive weapons after sourcing nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists to build "dirty" bombs, according to leaked diplomatic documents. A leading atomic regulator has privately warned that the world stands on the brink of a "nuclear 9/11". Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing "workable and efficient" biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West. Thousands of classified American cables obtained by the WikiLeaks website and passed to The Daily Telegraph detail the international struggle to stop the spread of weapons-grade nuclear,...
  • FedEx Searching for Radioactive Shipment That Vanished Between N.D. and Tenn.

    11/26/2010 11:26:39 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 26, 2010 | Diane Macedo
    FedEx reports that a shipment of radioactive rods used in medical equipment has vanished while being sent from North Dakota to Tennessee. FedEx spokeswoman Sandra Munoz says the rods, which are used for quality control in CT scans, were being returned to their manufacturer in Knoxville, Tenn., from a hospital in Fargo, N.D. Three shipments left the hospital earlier this week, but only two arrived at their destination. "We're looking for that third one," Munoz told FoxNews.com. Based on tracking information, FedEx is focusing its search in the Tennessee area, Munoz said, but as a normal precaution the company alerted...
  • FBI Press Conference: 17 of 18 suspects arrested in Sting Operation for Illegal Weapons

    03/15/2005 8:46:10 AM PST · by CitizenM · 58 replies · 3,052+ views
    FOX news | March 15, 2005 | Jamie Fox
    Sting operation by FBI- Press Conference just on FOX: 17 of 18 defendents arrested for attempting to purchase weapons from an undercover FBI agent. One wanted to buy uranium to make a nuclear device in a subway system. FBI spokesperson emphatically stated that did not come to fruition, but the suspect did ask the question. FBI was not involving itself in the end user, the sting operation was focusing on the people who were attempting to purchase the weapons for further sale/distribution. FBI taped over 15,000 phone calls made by the men trying to purchase. Very Dangerous weaponry including: grenade...
  • Israel To Iran: Time’s Up

    10/06/2010 10:48:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    The JewishWeek ^ | October 5, 2010
    Finance minister calls for naval blockade within two to six months. Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz called Monday for a naval blockade of Iran within two to six months, saying sanctions have failed to convince the Islamic republic to abandon its nuclear weapons program. “We’ll need more than talk and sanctions,” Steinitz told a meeting here of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. “It’s high time the West and the United States gave Iran a deadline to change its behavior. … We need a clear deadline for Iran to become open for inspection otherwise the ramifications should be...
  • Zee News Exclusive: Nuclear equipment stolen from Pakistan

    In a shocking revelation, sources have told Zee News that a Radioactive Gamma Projectile has gone missing from Ghotki in Sindh province of Pakistan. Sources have also revealed that the equipment has been missing since last three months. ISI is investigating into the matter but no headway has been made in the case so far. Initially, the matter was being investigated by the local police but looking at the sensitivity of the matter, the Crisis Management Cell of Pakistan handed over this case to intelligence agency. Radioactive Gamma Projectile is a device which is used to store ‘Dirty Bomb’ or...
  • 4 ARRESTED IN SOUTH AFRICA TRYING TO SELL NUCLEAR DEVICE

    07/11/2010 3:18:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    VOA NEWS.com ^ | VOA News 10 July 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "South African police say they have arrested four men in the capital, Pretoria, for attempting to sell what they describe as an industrial nuclear device to undercover officers. The men - all South Africans - were arrested Friday at a Pretoria gas station, where they attempted to sell the device for about $6 million. Police say Interpol was also involved in the operation."
  • Essex (UK) home raided over Iran dirty bomb threat (Uh Oh)

    05/17/2010 9:57:14 AM PDT · by mojito · 2 replies · 420+ views
    Times Online ^ | 5/16/2010 | David Leppard
    A BRITISH chemicals firm is involved in a secret MI5 inquiry into the illegal export to Iran of material that could make a radioactive “dirty bomb”. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) raided the Essex home of the firm’s former sales manager after a tip that potentially lethal chemicals, including cobalt, were sold to Iran last summer. The trade went ahead despite warnings from Whitehall officials that it posed an “unacceptable risk of diversion to a weapons of mass destruction programme of concern”. Details of the dirty bomb case are disclosed in dozens of pages of documents lodged in the High...
  • Five Indians injured by dirty bomb material in Delhi market

    04/17/2010 7:12:16 AM PDT · by Hockey Mom II · 17 replies · 757+ views
    The Debka File ^ | April 17, 2010 | Debka File
    DEBKAfile Special Report April 12, 2010, 3:27 PM (GMT+02:00)Tags: dirty bomb India Pakistan Cobalt-60 can be used for making dirty bombFive people suffering serious burns were hospitalized in West New Delhi this week from contact with radioactive material in a Delhi scrap market identified as Cobalt-60 which may be used for making a dirty bomb. Indian police cordoned off the 200 market stores and sealed nearby establishments up to a one-kilometer radius. Scrap dealer Deepak Jain and his helpers lost consciousness when they cut a piece of scrap metal. A white fluid oozed out causing the burns, Jain's hair fell...
  • Iranian Leader Planning 'Dirty Bomb' Attack

    02/01/2010 9:40:46 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 8 replies · 1,032+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-01-10 | Bob McCarty
    Photographic evidence shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad collecting ingredients for a so-called "dirty bomb" he will likely use to attack the West.
  • U.S. Cities Prepare For Nuclear Disaster

    12/16/2009 7:39:56 AM PST · by Strategy · 50 replies · 2,309+ views
    Global Security Newswire ^ | December 16, 2009
    While the detonation of a nuclear weapon in the United States is considered highly unlikely, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are preparing for such a disaster by assessing old bomb shelters and preparing emergency response plans, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday.
  • Socialist Terrorist Was Making Radioactive Dirty Bomb For Inauguration

    04/18/2009 11:46:14 PM PDT · by SBD1 · 108 replies · 8,330+ views
    WikiLeaks ^ | January 19, 2009 | Washington DC Regional Threat and Analysis Center
    FBI FIELD INTELLIGENCE GROUPS Page 11 9 December 2008 Discovery of Radiological Dispersal Device Components, Literature, and Radioactive Material at the Maine Residence of an Identified Deceased US Person On 9 December 2008, radiological dispersal device components and literature, and radioactive materials, were discovered at the Maine residence of an identified deceased USPER James Cummings. Cummings had possible ties to white supremacist groups. On 9 December 2008, four one-gallon containers of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, lithium metal, thermite, aluminum powder, beryllium, boron, black iron oxide, and magnesium ribbon were discovered at the Cummings’ residence. (FBI comments: Literature on constructing ‘dirty...
  • FBI acknowledges plane circling Indiana town, looking for signs of terrorist connections

    02/28/2003 10:05:26 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 35 replies · 593+ views
    NJ.com | 2/28/03 11:21 am | The Associated Press
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- An airplane that raised questions in this college town is being used by the FBI to monitor people who might have terrorist connections, agency officials acknowledged. The FBI denied knowledge of the plane earlier this week after aviation officials disclosed that the aircraft was conducting law enforcement surveillance. Agent Thomas V. Fuentes said the FBI issued the denial because a reporter asked if the airplane is doing electronic surveillance, which it is not. Fuentes and agent James H. Davis said the FBI is not aware of any threat to Bloomington or the state, but is watching...
  • Ahead of G-20 summit, Britons alerted to 'dirty bomb' risk

    03/27/2009 11:16:13 AM PDT · by americanophile · 5 replies · 555+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 27, 2009 | Ben Quinn
    LONDON – After decades of campaigns by Irish Republicans and, most recently, Islamist militants, Britons have become used to the daily threat of terrorism. But in a warning that the stakes have been raised – and just days before world leaders gather here for the Group of 20 meeting – a warning was given this week that a so-called dirty bomb on a British city is more likely than ever. The government alert accompanied the launch of a major new antiterrorist strategy that encourages ordinary citizens to offer Britain an additional layer of security. The new approach aims to train...
  • Report: 'Dirty bomb' parts found in slain man's home

    02/24/2009 8:40:41 PM PST · by maine-iac7 · 32 replies · 2,635+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 2/10/09 | By Walter Griffin
    Agency says radioactive materials recovered in home of man allegedly slain by his wife ...BELFAST, Maine — James G. Cummings, who police say was shot to death by his wife two months ago, allegedly had a cache of radioactive materials in his home suitable for building a “dirty bomb.” According to an FBI field intelligence report from the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center posted online by WikiLeaks, an organization that posts leaked documents, an investigation into the case revealed that radioactive materials were removed from Cummings’ home after his shooting death on Dec. 9 It says that four 1-gallon...
  • Wal-Mart's glow-in-the-dark mystery

    02/15/2009 9:15:56 AM PST · by fanfan · 94 replies · 4,085+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Feb 15, 2009 | Tyler Hamilton
    It began in late 2007 as a routine audit. Retail giant Wal-Mart noticed that some exit signs at the company's stores and warehouses had gone missing. As the audit spread across Wal-Mart's U.S. operations, the mystery thickened. Stores from Arkansas to Washington began reporting missing signs. They numbered in the hundreds at first, then the thousands. Last month Wal-Mart disclosed that about 15,800 of its exit signs – a stunning 20 per cent of its total inventory – are lost, missing, or otherwise unaccounted for at 4,500 facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Poor housekeeping, certainly, but what's...
  • Write Something Truthful About Bush And Fools Rush In

    01/28/2009 11:59:15 AM PST · by season_bug · 6 replies · 731+ views
    01/28/09 | Edwin A. Sumcad
    Bush -- Man Of The Day Fools rush in every time something positive is written about President George W. Bush. Attacks on the writer, not on what was written, come from the dark pit of anger and ignorance where enlightenment is badly needed. By highlighting Bush’s achievements in a published editorial as he bids farewell to the nation, I “forced” Liberal extremists and their radical satellites on the edge, to stump their feet of disapproval and cry in pain! What I actually did was forced out of their system, their greatest hidden expertise on name-calling. When I wrote about Bush’s...
  • Dirty Bomb! Iranian Dirty Bomb Attack Against Israel Thwarted by Somali Pirates?

    10/12/2008 6:01:30 AM PDT · by Roger W. Gardner · 32 replies · 3,996+ views
    Radarsite ^ | 12 Oct 08 | Roger W. Gardner
    Hijacked Iranian Ship: Dirty Bomb meant for Israel on Yom Kippur? Follow up on an original posting by Snooper of Take Our Country Back Cross posted from Director BlueSaturday, October 11, 2008 Shirat Devorah researched the various articles surrounding the recent Somali hijacking of an Iranian vessel and came to an ominous conclusion.On August 21st, 2008, the MV Iran Deyant, 44,458 dead weight bulk carrier was heading towards the Suez Canal. As it was passing the Horn of Africa, about 80 miles southeast of al-Makalla in Yemen, the ship was surrounded by speedboats filled with members of a gang of...
  • Georgian authorities seize radioactive substances from taxi

    06/16/2003 11:10:39 AM PDT · by yonif · 10 replies · 272+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 16, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Authorities seized a small amount of radioactive material and nerve gas from a taxi in the Georgian capital and detained the driver, officials said Monday. Tedo Mokeliya was detained May 31 after police in this former Soviet republic discovered two containers with 3 curies of cesium-137 and 12 microcuries of strontium in his taxi, said Givi Mgebrishvili, chief of the Interior Ministry's main criminal investigation department. Cesium and strontium, which have medical and industrial applications, are considered likely ingredients for a so-called "dirty bomb," in which conventional explosives are combined with radioactive material. Mgebrishvili said at a news conference that...
  • Space telescope recycled for bomb detection

    05/10/2008 12:12:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 209+ views
    Nature News ^ | 9 May 2008 | Eric Hand
    Compton Gamma Ray Observatory equipment helps to sniff out radioactive sources. Remnants of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (pictured), are being used in other fields.NASA The 9-year mission of NASA’s Compton Gamma Ray Observatory ended in 2000 with a plunge into the Pacific Ocean. But its spare parts are living on — as a detector of dirty bombs. James Ryan, an astrophysicist at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, has recycled parts from one of the space telescope’s old instruments, realizing that they can work just as well pointing horizontally as they did vertically up into the heavens. The...
  • Nerve gas attack thwarted

    08/21/2005 8:04:16 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 781+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 22 August 2005 | David Leppard
    SCOTLAND Yard believes it has thwarted an al-Qaeda nerve gas attack aimed at ministers and MPs in the British Parliament. The plot, hatched last year, is understood to have been discovered in coded emails on computers seized from terror suspects in Britain and Pakistan. Police and MI5 later identified an al-Qaeda cell that had carried out extensive research and video-recorded reconnaissance missions in preparation for the terror attack. The encrypted emails are said to have been decoded with the assistance of an al-Qaeda "supergrass". By revealing the terrorists' code, he was also able to help MI5 and GCHQ - the...
  • After A Nuclear 9/11

    03/26/2008 12:17:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,311+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 25, 2008 | Jay Davis
    The appearance of nuclear weapons materials on the black market is a growing global concern, and it is crucial that the United States reinforce its team of nuclear forensics experts and modernize its forensics tools to prepare for or respond to a possible nuclear terrorist attack. Large quantities of nuclear materials are inadequately secured in several countries, including Russia and Pakistan. Since 1993, there have been more than 1,300 incidents of illicit trafficking of nuclear materials, including plutonium and highly enriched uranium, both of which can be used to develop an atomic bomb. And these are only the incidents we...
  • Are suspected terrorists in the “Toronto 18” the same as members of the “Toronto 19"

    03/25/2008 9:08:40 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 3 replies · 480+ views
    By Judi McLeod Tuesday, March 25, 2008 In an effort to provide them a fair trial, the Canadian government is seeking a limited publication ban on the identities of the adults charged with belonging to the so-called “Toronto 18” group. The identity of the youth charged with belonging to a homegrown terror cell is already protected under the Young Criminal Justice Act. The trial for the youth gets underway in a Brampton court today. Almost unheard of since they were nabbed in a foiled undercover operation to kidnap and behead members of Parliament, among other things on June 2, 2006,...
  • Colombia says FARC wanted to make radioactive bomb

    03/04/2008 3:56:54 AM PST · by maquiladora · 12 replies · 220+ views
    Colombia's FARC guerrilla movement was trying to get hold of radioactive material to make a "dirty bomb," Colombian Vice-President Francisco Santos said on Tuesday. Santos told the United Nations Conference on Disarmament that materials found on computers of Raul Reyes, the deputy commander of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), showed the group was in negotiations to get hold of radioactive matter for a bomb. (Reuters)
  • US terror suspect Padilla jailed 17 years

    01/22/2008 12:32:09 PM PST · by rocksblues · 16 replies · 130+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 01/22/08 | unknown
    MIAMI (AFP) - Jose Padilla, the US citizen arrested in 2002 for an alleged dirty bomb plot only to see those charges disappear three years later, was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Tuesday for supporting the Al-Qaeda terror network. ADVERTISEMENT Two other men accused of plotting with Padilla, Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi, also received lengthy prison terms: 15 years and eight months for Hassoun and 12 years and eight months for Jayyousi. Miami federal judge Marcia Cook said there was not enough support for the charges to give Padilla the maximum life sentence requested...
  • Jose Padilla is sentenced to 17 years

    01/22/2008 9:09:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies · 1,988+ views
    AP ^ | 01/22/08 | CURT ANDERSON
    Jose Padilla is sentenced to 17 years By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer 5 minutes ago Jose Padilla, once accused of plotting with al-Qaida to blow up a radioactive "dirty bomb," was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years and four months on terrorism conspiracy charges that don't mention those initial allegations. The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke marks another step in the extraordinary personal and legal odyssey for the 37-year-old Muslim convert, a U.S. citizen who was held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant after his 2002 arrest amid the "dirty bomb" allegations. He had...
  • US citizen convicted in terror conspiracy could face life sentence (Jose Padilla)

    01/15/2008 8:31:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 158+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/08 | AFP
    MIAMI (AFP) - Jose Padilla, a US citizen convicted of supporting the Al Qaeda terror network, could face anywhere from decades to a lifetime behind bars, a federal judge said on Tuesday. Judge Marcia Cooke rejected defense claims that Padilla, 37, and two co-conspirators had not commited any actual act of terrorism. She ruled that a special provision for stiffer penalties applied and that the three could each face prison sentences of 30 years to life. Before Cooke delivers sentence, probably later this week, lawyers for the two sides will present their arguments for sentencing. The prosecutors want Padilla, Adham...
  • Terror plotter sentenced to life

    11/07/2006 6:03:50 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 13 replies · 485+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 07/11/2006 | Duncan Gardham
    A British al-Qa'eda fanatic who planned to cause "indiscriminate carnage, bloodshed and butchery" on both sides of the Atlantic has been jailed for life. Dhiren Barot, from London, plotted explosions Muslim convert Dhiren Barot was told by a judge at Woolwich Crown Court this afternoon that he must serve at least 40 years before being considered for release. Mr Justice Butterfield told Barot: "This was no noble cause. Your plans were to bring indiscriminate carnage, bloodshed and butchery first in Washington, New York and Newark, and thereafter the UK on a colossal and unprecedented scale." He added: "Your intention was...
  • Slovak Police Say Seized Radioactive Material Was Uranium

    11/30/2007 4:50:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 186+ views
    VOA ^ | November 30, 2007
    Slovak Police Say Seized Radioactive Material Was Uranium By Stefan Bos Budapest 30 November 2007 Officials in Hungary and neighboring Slovakia say police have detained three suspects who were in possession of material enriched enough to be used to make a so-called "dirty bomb." Stefan Bos reports for VOA from Budapest. A spokesman for the Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard, Attila Kiss, tells VOA that, after months of preparations, Hungarian and Slovak police detained three suspects on charges of trying to sell enriched uranium for at least $1 million. Kiss says police discovered half a kilogram of enriched uranium in...
  • 'Right at Your Door' director brings paranoia home(dirty bomb movie)

    08/24/2007 10:06:39 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 10 replies · 1,160+ views
    Entrrtainment weekly ^ | 8/22/07 | Lisa Schwarzbaum
    There are no zombies to distract from the plausibility of Right at Your Door. And that's what makes this smart, coolly horrifying American indie thriller one of the scariest movies you're likely to see all year — a post-9/11 nightmare about terrorism, panic, and paranoia with real, waking-life implications. The time is now, the setting is the nothing-special new home of a young married couple in the hills of Los Angeles, where Lexi (Mary McCormack), a corporate type, kisses her stay-at-home musician husband, Brad (Rory Cochrane), goodbye and joins the city's commuting thousands. She forgot to charge her cell phone?...
  • To thwart nuclear terror, US directs trade partners to inspect 11 million cargo containers

    08/24/2007 5:35:44 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 271+ views
    AP via IHT ^ | August 23, 2007 | Staff
    WASHINGTON: The specter of a nuclear bomb, hidden in a cargo container, detonating in an American port has prompted Congress to require 100 percent screening of U.S.-bound ships at their more than 600 foreign starting points. The Bush administration and shippers maintain the technology for scanning 11 million containers each year does not exist and say the requirement could disrupt trade. Current procedures including manifest inspections at foreign ports and radiation monitoring in U.S. ports are working well, they contend. Nonetheless, President George W. Bush signed the measure into law this month and praised its transfer of domestic money to...
  • Padilla Convicted On All Counts, But Was A Trial Necessary?

    08/17/2007 9:21:39 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 10 replies · 495+ views
    After a three-month trial, a federal jury convicted home-grown terrorist Jose Padilla (AKA Abdullah al-Muhajir or Muhajir Abdullah) of terrorism conspiracy charges. Padilla and co-defendants Adham Hassoun, a Palestinian born in Lebanon, and Kifah Jayyousi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Jordan, were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to murder, kidnap and maim overseas, one count of conspiracy to provide material support for terrorists and one count of material support for terrorists.Opponents of the Bush administration’s policy of treating terrorists as enemy combatants rather than common criminals, point to the verdict as "proof" that convictions can be obtained while...
  • JOSE PADILLA: GUILTY...

    08/16/2007 11:29:25 AM PDT · by enough_idiocy · 195 replies · 9,370+ views
    Drudge ^ | August 16, 2007 | Drudge Siren
    A verdict was reached Thursday in the trial of Jose Padilla and two co-defendants charged with supporting al-Qaida and other violent Islamic extremist groups overseas. The jury verdict was scheduled to be read at 2 p.m. EDT before U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke in Miami's downtown federal courthouse, according to an announcement from her chambers. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for about a day and a half following a three-month trial. Padilla, Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi face possible life in prison if convicted of all three charges in the case
  • Radioactive Boyscout Charged in Smoke Detector Theft

    08/08/2007 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 67 replies · 1,344+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2007
    DETROIT — A man who became the subject of a book called "The Radioactive Boy Scout" after trying to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager has been charged with stealing 16 smoke detectors. Police say it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials. David Hahn, 31, was being held Friday on a $5,000 bond in the Macomb County Jail after he was arraigned Thursday on felony larceny charges. Clinton Township police Capt. Richard Maierle said Hahn denied the charges. A district court clerk on Friday said Hahn did not have an attorney. The Associated...
  • Now on Fox News - Jersey City, NJ - High Radiation Detected After Auto Accident

    08/12/2007 7:23:25 PM PDT · by Sterlis · 359 replies · 22,535+ views
    Breaking story
  • NYPD raising counter terrorism level. Specifically vehicle checkpoints and radiological detection.

    08/10/2007 7:09:51 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 391 replies · 16,489+ views
    My Fox NY.com ^ | 8/10/07
    They JUST anounced here in NYC on FOX 5 NY news that the NYPD is raising their counter terrorist surveilance level, including vehicle checkpoints and radiological detection. It was their lead breaking story. No details yet.