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  • Terrorist Teacher

    12/02/2004 3:47:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 1,079+ views ^ | 12/02/04 | Jacob Laksin
    Convicted leftist terrorist Susan Rosenberg must be counted among the unlikeliest candidates ever to be awarded a university teaching post. Just four years ago, Rosenberg was serving out the 16th year of a 58-year sentence for the possession of more than 700 pounds of explosives and a stockpile of illicit weapons. Moreover, the onetime member of a leftist terrorist outfit called “The Family” was also a suspect in a 1981 robbery-gone-awry that left three people dead in Nyack, New York. However, next January students at Hamilton College, a small liberal arts school in upstate New York, will know Susan Rosenberg,...
  • TSA Purchases 1,980 Sticks of Dynamite to Go With Their 3.5 Million Rounds of Ammo

    03/09/2014 12:52:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 72 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    According to one estimate, since 2012 the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. DHS also reportedly purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAPs) to go with their bullet stockpile. ATK is one company that won a contract with the Department of Homeland Security to provide 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition in 2012. TSA, an agency within the DHS, purchased 3.5 million rounds of .357 SIG caliber training ammunition in September. Recently TSA purchased 1,386 pounds of dynamite to go with their ammo. The Activist Post reported: Put...
  • Oregon man behind decision to blow up whale dies

    10/31/2013 5:41:43 PM PDT · by oxcart · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/31/13 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon highway engineer who blew up a dead beached whale with a half-ton of dynamite in 1970 has died at the age of 84. George Thomas Thornton gained national attention over the exploding whale, and the act endured for decades thanks to a video that shows giant pieces of whale carcass splattering across the beach and spectators. Thornton got the call Nov. 12, 1970 to remove a 45-foot-long sperm whale estimated to weigh 8 tons that had washed up near Florence, and had started to stink. At the time, the state Highway Division had...
  • The Battle Of Athens Or How Common Citizens Removed A Corrupt Government From Their County.

    05/20/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Wake Up America ^ | May 20, 2013
    The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. Here is what happened: Following World War II in 1946, violence erupted when returning American soldiers discovered their Tennessee county had been taken over by political corruption. Their plan to take it back involved bullets—lots of bullets—and dynamite. Why Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee became a battleground was due to Paul Cantrell,...

    12/17/2012 12:03:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 12.17.2012 | New York Times, May 20, 1927
    BATH, Mich., May 19. - Still stunned by the deed of the madman Andrew Kehoe, who yesterday killed his wife and then blew up the consolidated school here and his own automobile causing the death of forty-three persons, including himself, this little community today was groping its way through tears trying to meet the awful consequences of the tragedy. Sad-faced parents of the thirty-seven children killed in the school came to console one another in their grief, but funeral arrangements were left until tomorrow. Governor Fred W. Green Issued a proclamation appealing to the people of Michigan to raise funds...
  • Those Fast and Furious Documents Must be Dynamite (Obama Has Painted Himself Into a Corner)

    06/20/2012 6:41:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 90 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 20. 2012 | http://www.powerlineblPaul irengoff
    My friend Bill Otis was a Justice Department lawyer for many years. He spent a good portion of those years as a prosecutor. He also served as an attorney in the White House Counsel’s shop, so he knows all about dealing with unpleasant congressional investigations and demands for documents. In short, Bill is extremely very well positioned to comment knowledgably on the dispute between Rep. Issa’s Committee and Eric Holder, and on the White House’s decision to assert executive privilege. Here is what Bill had to say: Even with his fawning press, [Presdient Obama] will pay a price for this...
  • A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate (President-Elect) JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite

    05/15/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    A 73-Year-Old Man Tried to Assassinate JFK with a Buick Full of Dynamite Weeks after John Fitzgerald Kennedy beat Richard Nixon in the 1960 United States presidential election, an elderly man nearly killed the President-Elect. Richard Pavlick, a disturbed man with anti-Catholic sentiments, packed his car and traveled from New Hampshire to Florida with one goal in mind - the death of President-Elect Kennedy. Pavlick's brute force plan would likely have succeeded, but a moment of compassion stopped Pavlick in his tracks and allowed for the era of Camelot to begin. Retired postal worker Richard Pavlick often voiced anti-Catholic sentiments...
  • (US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass

    04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice. Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best...
  • Bolivian President Morales flees food price protest [w/dynamite]

    02/13/2011 3:10:40 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 12 February 2011
    Bolivian President Evo Morales has abandoned a public event in the face of an angry protests over food shortages and price rises. Mr Morales was due to address a parade to commemorate a colonial-era uprising in the mining city of Oruro. But he and his team left the city to avoid a violent demonstration by miners throwing dynamite.There have also been protests in other Bolivian cities over the shortage of sugar and other basic foodstuffs.Mr Morales cut short his visit and returned to La Paz after protesters set off explosions close to where he was preparing to give a speech...
  • Gaza terrorists detonate donkey at border-Animal dead, no human casualties

    05/25/2010 10:22:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies · 681+ views
    Animal dead, no human casualties; 200 kg of dynamite heaped on cart. A small Syrian-backed terrorist group in Gaza said its activists blew up a donkey cart laden with explosives close to the border with Israel on Tuesday, killing the animal but causing no human casualties. Abu Ghassan, spokesman for the terrorist group, said more than 200 kilograms of dynamite were heaped on the animal-drawn cart. He added that the explosives were detonated 60 meters from the concrete security barrier that separates the territory from Israel. The donkey was killed in the blast, but there were no reports of human...
  • Giant mosque's towers 'will loom over Sandhurst'

    02/21/2010 4:52:01 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 698+ views ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Dan Newling
    Generals are trying to block plans to build a mosque with two 100ft minarets next to Sandhurst. The £3million building would have a clear view over the military academy and is just 400 yards from its parade ground. Senior officers oppose the project saying it could pose a security threat to cadets. Yesterday an Army source said: 'This has gone right to the top of the chain of command. 'There is very real concern that if this thing gets built then soldiers could be put at risk. 'It is outrageous to even think that the officers of the future would...
  • 'Elf' jailed over dynamite hoax on mall Santa

    12/04/2009 8:09:55 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies · 421+ views
    pmsNBC ^ | 12-4-09 | ap
    MORROW, Ga. - A man dressed as an elf was jailed after he told a mall Santa that he was carrying dynamite, police said. Southlake Mall in suburban Atlanta was evacuated but no explosives were found. Police in Morrow, Ga., arrested 45-year-old William Caldwell, who was being held without bond Thursday in the Clayton County jail. He was not part of the mall's Christmas staff.
  • Explosives Stolen in Walla Walla

    08/03/2009 10:53:12 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 983+ views ^ | Story Published: Jul 31, 2009 at 6:42 PM PDT | By Holly Zuluaga
    Note: Video included. SNIPPET: "WALLA WALLA--Hundreds of pounds of explosives were stolen from the Port of Walla Walla." SNIPPET: "It’s enough explosives to do serious damage." SNIPPET: "No one knows the intent; the goods were locked up at a storage unit somewhere at the Port of Walla Walla." SNIPPET: "“They took a lot of time to do what they were doing, it was secure,” Jessie Summers said." SNIPPET: "Investigators call this a "significant safety threat."" SNIPPET: "There is a reward if you know anything about this crime. Call 1888-ATF-BOMB if you can help."
  • Explosives Found, Defused in Paris Department Store

    12/16/2008 5:40:56 AM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 916+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Dec. 16, 2008
    PARIS — French police neutralized five sticks of explosives discovered in the restrooms of a prestigious department store in Paris on Tuesday following a warning from a group demanding the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan. Agence France-Presse said it received a letter from a group calling itself the Afghan Revolutionary Front saying that "several bombs" had been planted in the Printemps store. AFP reported that the letter called for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan by February next year. The bombs were supposed to go off on Wednesday, the group said.
  • Dynamite Found At Store In Paris

    12/16/2008 10:04:33 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 7 replies · 415+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/17/2008 | Edward Cody
    PARIS, Dec. 16 -- Police found five sticks of dynamite in a landmark Paris department store Tuesday after an unknown group warned that bombs were hidden there and threatened more attacks unless France withdraws its military forces from Afghanistan.
  • Dead Whale + Dynamite = Bad Idea (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

    12/15/2008 5:57:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 42 replies · 1,834+ views
    YOUTUBE ^ | 12-15-08
    I stumbled upon this today on YouTube. A dead whale is too big to bury. It is rotting and stinking. I know, let's try dynamite! WHALE AND DYNAMITE
  • B.C. pipeline explosion likely terrorism: ex-CSIS official

    10/15/2008 11:31:48 PM PDT · by Robert357 · 22 replies · 1,658+ views
    Canadian Broadcast Corp News website ^ | Oct 16, 2008 | CBC News
    Former CSIS strategist David Harris says a weekend explosion near the town of Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C. fits the description of terrorism, despite police statements to the contrary. Sometime overnight Saturday, someone detonated a large explosion next to the sour gas pipeline about 50 kilometres from the B.C.-Alberta border. The blast did not rupture the pipeline but blew a 1.8-metre crater in the ground, which was discovered by a hunter on Sunday. "How on earth anyone could declare this was not terrorism at this early stage is beyond me. Terrorism is associated with an attempt by threat or actual...
  • Suspected 'speed camera' guerrilla blows himself up

    05/28/2008 5:24:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies · 176+ views ^ | May 28, 2008 | Henry Samuel
    A Frenchman suspected of involvement in a wave of attacks against speed cameras near Paris had both hands blown off this morning when his home-made bomb exploded in his flat. Police said his condition was critical. Interior minister Michèle Alliot-Marie said “multiple clues” pointed to the 41-year old postal worker being linked to the Nationalist Revolutionary Army Faction (Fnar), a shadowy “guerrilla” group which has claimed responsibility for destroying dozens of speed traps. Investigators say the man exclaimed: “I am from the Fnar” when firemen arrived at his flat in Clichy-La-Garenne, west of Paris.
  • Threat Matrix: May 2008

    05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,314 replies · 4,222+ views
    U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success." While the United States...
  • Fitzgerald: An act of dominance and aggression

    02/12/2008 8:03:13 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 10 replies · 78+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | Hugh Fitzgerald
    February 12, 2008 Fitzgerald: An act of dominance and aggression "LONDON (Reuters Life!) - A battle of faiths is being waged in the ancient English city of Oxford, where some people are bitterly opposed to Muslim plans to broadcast the call to prayer over the fabled dreaming spires." -- from this news article The noisy call to prayer is an act of dominance and aggression. The louder it is, the better. Mosques were always supposed to be built in high ground, or in the most imposing spot, towering over churches and synagogues, in the lands first conquered by Islam. Those...
  • Village of Casnovia (Michigan) evacuated (car loaded with dynamite)

    07/18/2007 6:50:54 PM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 40 replies · 2,595+ views
    WOOD-TV ^ | July 18, 2007 | WOOD-TV
    MUSKEGON COUNTY -- The village of Casnovia is being evacuated due to safety concerns, and emergency personnel urge people to stay away from the area. A car containing seven sticks of dynamite wired to an alarm clock is parked in the driveway of a residence in the village, North of the railroad tracks. The vehicle with the explosives inside is registered to the same person who owns the house it is parked near. ...more at link
  • French Muslims struggle to build mosques

    07/11/2007 8:14:54 PM PDT · by Ghayyour · 26 replies · 623+ views
    DAWN ^ | 12th July, 2007 | Carole Landry
    MONTREUIL (France): Mohamed Aboulbaki unfurled the design sheets for a gleaming new mosque where Muslims from ethnically-mixed eastern Paris and its suburbs could congregate, away from the cramped prayer houses they now frequent. “The Catholics, Protestants and Jews all have a place to pray in dignity. Why not us?” asked Aboulbaki, showing the modern minaret that would change the skyline in Montreuil, a suburban town east of Paris. “Islam is the second largest religious group in France. Surely we can have a decent place,” he said. After four years of debate, the first stone for the Great Mosque of Montreuil...
  • Rabbitt takes Assembly Seat

    11/09/2006 12:02:31 PM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 10 replies · 452+ views
    Times Herald-Record ^ | November 08, 2006 | By Mike Dawson
    Warwick ? Republican Annie Rabbitt easily won her second term to the 97th Assembly District, defeating Democrat Michael Paduch. Rabbitt won by a healthy margin of 3,237 votes. While Paduch won in Rockland County with 2,097 votes to Rabbitt's 1,932, it was Orange County that carried the one-term incumbent to victory, gaining 17,118 votes in Orange versus Paduch's tally of 13,716. Paduch conceded about 11:15 last night after the final tally.
  • Rival Bolivian Miners Hurl Dynamite at Each Other

    10/06/2006 2:53:12 PM PDT · by rawhide · 39 replies · 1,392+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, October 06, 2006 | AP
    The Bolivian government sent in hundreds of police Friday to try to quell a deadly clash between rival bands of miners who hurled dynamite and homemade explosives at each other in a battle over one of South America's richest tin mines. At least 11 people have been killed and more than 50 wounded since the fighting broke out Thursday between independent miners' cooperatives allied with President Evo Morales and miners employed by Bolivia's state mining company. A truce on Thursday night lasted long enough for both sides to bury their dead. At dawn on Friday, hostilities again broke out on...
  • Heder's Dynamite Daddy News(Napoleon Dynamite is reproducing GOSH!!!)

    09/16/2006 4:44:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 439+ views
    Napoleon Dynamite's about to get a new little tater tot to call his own. Jon Heder and wife Kirsten are expecting their first child together, the actor's rep, Nicole Chabot, confirmed to E! News. It'll be the first stork delivery for the 28-year-old star and his wife. There's no word yet on the sex of the baby or due date. The rep confirmed the baby news after Heder let slip his impending papa status at a press conference promoting his upcoming comedy remake, School for Scoundrels, in Los Angeles Thursday. The couple met while attending Brigham Young University in Utah...
  • Flight Lands In Newark After Dynamite Found In Luggage

    08/25/2006 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies · 4,500+ views
    Flight Lands In Newark After Dynamite Found In Luggage POSTED: 2:41 pm EDT August 25, 2006 UPDATED: 3:05 pm EDT August 25, 2006 HOUSTON -- A college student's checked luggage on a Continental Airlines flight to Houston from Argentina on Friday contained dynamite, and federal authorities are investigating why he had it and what he intended to do with it, an FBI spokeswoman said. "Certainly we are doing a thorough investigation and trying to find out what this individual's intention was in trying to bring dynamite here," FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap said Friday. The dynamite was found during a luggage...
  • Bono, Geldof among Nobel Peace Prize nominees

    02/24/2006 4:48:17 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 29 replies · 783+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-24-06 | James Kilner
    Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history. Nominations for the $1.3 million award -- considered by many to be one of the world's top accolades -- trickled in from all corners of the globe, the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad said on Friday. "There are two trends I want to point out. The first is that this is again a very high number and that this year we have received more nominations from different parts of the world...
  • Andrew Kehoe (Vanity)

    02/23/2006 7:55:55 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 6 replies · 353+ views
    Before Columbine, there was a schoolyard massacre that would be the worst mass murder in US history until the Happyland Club fire, Oklahoma City Bombing, and 9/11 terrorist attack. It occurred in Bath, Michigan on May 18, 1927. Andrew Kehoe, a farmer and school board member was having money woes. He was angry that he was being taxed. He was a ticking time bomb ready to exploded. He stocked up on dynamite and had 1,000 pounds by the morning of May 18, 1927. He first destroys his house and then goes to the school and detonates the bomb at Bath...
  • Dynamite hoax hits Wal-Mart gas station

    11/21/2005 5:55:35 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 16 replies · 888+ views
    Florida Today ^ | 21 November 2005 | BY JUAN ORTEGA
    Three witnesses told police they saw a man and two women in a four-door white vehicle approach the Murphy USA gas station in the southwest corner of the Wal-Mart parking lot...The man then threw a package of red tubes wrapped with electrical tape. They were made to resemble dynamite, and also attached was something made to resemble a fuse, police said.
  • Heder Enjoys Living Post-'Dynamite' Life(Napoleon Dynamite alert)

    09/04/2005 11:41:40 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 713+ views
    DELAWARE, Ohio (August 30) — The star of the cult hit Napoleon Dynamite said making the film gave him the chance to "celebrate the nerd within me." Jon Heder, who plays the film's curly haired, awkward namesake, appeared with Aaron Ruell, who plays Napoleon's older brother Kip, at Ohio Wesleyan University north of Columbus Sunday. They said they could relate to the movie, which follows Idaho outcasts trying to find their place in the world. "We created Kip and Napoleon from ourselves and from people we knew and experiences we had," said Heder, 27. "It was fun to celebrate the...
  • Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror

    06/13/2005 5:29:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,257+ views ^ | June 13, 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    Jerrold Nadler's Two Faces on Terror By Jacob | June 13, 2005Last Friday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Patriot Act had already been adjourned, but Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic blimpish congressman from New York and one of the leftmost members of the House Judiciary Committee, was too wound up to care: “We are not besmirching the honor of the United States, we are trying to uphold it,” bellowed the hefty Nadler. By this, Nadler meant to defend his attacks on the alleged abuses of the (in fact) privileged  prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Thanks to the efforts of the...
  • Sweet! Preston (Idaho) now reigns as geek-chic capital (Napoleon Dynamite Alert)

    03/04/2005 7:28:44 AM PST · by Dr. Zzyzx · 84 replies · 5,645+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | 3.4.05 | Rebecca Boone
          PRESTON, Idaho — Talk to a Preston resident for any length of time and you're likely to hear the town's new mantra:       "There's a little bit of Napoleon in all of us," says lifelong resident Thedora Petterborg. "Who hasn't felt like that once in a while?"       It's been several months since Napoleon Dynamite became America's favorite nerd. The movie, written and directed by freshman filmmaker Jared Hess and based in Preston, was a surprise success, grossing $44.5 million in the United States and gaining near cult status with December's release on...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Dynamite w/o a fuse left at Bridgeton, NJ, school by Sheriff's Dept. following training exercise

    01/15/2005 7:32:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 476+ views
    Broad Street School was evacuated Thursday morning for the third time in just eight days when a kindergarten teacher discovered a fuseless stick of dynamite in her classroom, city police said. Police determined the Salem County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit accidentally left the dynamite in the school last Friday following a training exercise, according to Lt. Burl Kimble. Typically, K-9 handlers will hide fuseless sticks of dynamite or other devices inside already-cleared buildings as a reinforcement training aid for bomb-sniffing dogs, according to officials. "Whenever they search a building like that, they have to put something out there for the...
  • NYC police on watch for Newburyport courthouse bomber

    08/27/2004 8:46:09 PM PDT · by Royal Guardsman · 29 replies · 1,691+ views
    Newburyport Daily News ^ | August 27, 2004 | Andy Smith and Stephanie Akin
    NYC police on watch for Port courthouse bomber By Andy Smith and Stephanie Akin Staff writers New York City police are targeting a man who bombed Newburyport Superior Court 28 years ago, saying he poses a threat to next week's Republican National Convention. But an anti-war activist group has accused police of trying to "smear" their reputation by linking the group with the convicted radical who terrorized New England with a series of bombings in the 1970s. New York City police say Richard J. Picariello, 55, is among 50 activists whose criminal histories will earn them extra attention next week....
  • US captures Iraqi suspected of smuggling foreign fighters

    01/02/2004 1:22:10 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 156+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 1/02/03
    US troops arrested an Iraqi who was believed to be smuggling foreign fighters into Iraq from Syria, and also captured 10 Muslim fundamentalists northeast of Baghdad, the military said. In the western town of Ar-Rutbah, soldiers from the Third Armoured Cavalry Regiment on Thursday caught a man they suspected of managing the movement of foreign fighters inside Iraq from Syria. They billed him as a "high-value target" for the coalition's military command, but did not rank where he stood on the US military's most wanted list. "This afternoon at 12:35 am (0935 GMT), elements of the 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment...
  • Italian Police Arrest 28 Pakistanis, Find Explosives, Forged Documents, Maps

    01/31/2003 10:48:24 AM PST · by Stultis · 40 replies · 973+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | 31 January 2003
    The Associated Press NAPLES, Italy Jan. 31 — Police arrested 28 Pakistanis found in possession of explosives, hundreds of forged documents and maps of the Naples area with "sensitive targets" circled, authorities said Friday.In a statement, police said they had uncovered an "al-Qaida terrorist cell," but gave no further details on the Pakistanis' alleged involvement with al-Qaida or any other international terrorist group.A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said late Friday officers "might have gotten ahead of themselves" in announcing an al-Qaida link in the headline of their news release.The official also dismissed Italian news reports that the...
  • TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy

    02/03/2003 9:03:12 AM PST · by Destro · 18 replies · 784+ views ^ | February 2, 2003 | Adam Geibel
    TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy February 2, 2003: During a routine sweep for illegal immigrants, Italian police rounded up 28 Pakistanis suspected of being terrorists. Police found two pounds of dynamite, 165 feet of explosive fuse and various detonators, as well as hundreds of forged documents and maps of metropolitan Naples. Authorities said "sensitive targets" were circled with a pen but would not elaborate, while Italian news reports said the possible targets included the U.S. Consulate in Naples and nearby NATO bases. One map was to the town of Bagnoli (outside Naples), where the NATO southern headquarters is...
  • S. Korea: Iri Station Explosion in '77(A parallel to Explosion in Ryongchon, N.K.)

    04/23/2004 4:22:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 186+ views
    Hanhwa History ^ | N/A | N/A
    S. Korea: Iri Station Explosion in '77 The Aftermath of Iri Explosion, which occurred on Nov.11, 1977 Around 9:15pm on Nov. 11, 1977, 30 tons of dynamite(1,214 boxes) and 280kg of detonators(36 boxes) went off in a huge explosion, which were in the 11th box car of the freight train No. 1,011. It was parked at the 4th track in Iri Train Station located at 2nd St., Chang-in Dong, Iri City, N. Cholla Province(, S. Korea) (my note: the train was a munition transport train for the military.) As of afternoon of Nov. 12, 51 were killed and 1,215 were...
  • Texas Cops Find Dynamite Along Roadsides

    04/05/2004 8:40:33 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 28 replies · 279+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Mon Apr 5, 6:16 PM ET
    Texas Cops Find Dynamite Along Roadsides Mon Apr 5, 6:16 PM ET SAN JUAN, Texas - Police said Monday they have no idea who is responsible for at least 29 sticks of dynamite found strewn along roadsides. No one has been injured, but one elderly man who had found some sticks told police he nearly put one on the stove as sausage. He told police he had taken others to the station but forgot one, and when he reached for sausage while cooking, he instead picked up the dynamite. Police Sgt. Rey Casarez said four sticks were found on a...
  • Dynamite theft unsettles Norway

    04/05/2004 1:43:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies · 181+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | April 05 2004
    Thieves have stolen 660kg (1400lb) of dynamite from an unstaffed storage depot in Norway, say police. Around 5,000 detonators were also stolen, raising fears of a terrorist attack, officials told state radio. The missing dynamite was more than six times the amount used for the bomb attacks on trains in Madrid nearly a month ago. Last May, a taped message attributed to al-Qaeda's second-in-command urged Muslim militants to hit Norway. In the message, a man identified as al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri advocated attacks on the embassies and interests of the United States, Britain, Australia and Norway, to drive them...
  • Sabotage! Huge Explosion topples High Voltage Pylon Connecting Greece and Italy near Albanian Border

    03/19/2002 8:11:05 PM PST · by Spar · 40 replies · 551+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Tuesday March 19, 10:39 am Eastern Time | AP/Yahoo
    Tuesday March 19, 10:39 am Eastern Time Associated Press Power company employees ask for full investigation of electricity pylon explosion ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The union representing Public Power Company employees on Tuesday demanded a full investigation into a powerful explosion that damaged a high voltage electricity pylon connecting Greece with Italy. The blast late Sunday near Greece's border with Albania toppled an electricity pylon connected to an undersea power cable which runs to Italy. Police said they are investigating the blast, caused by a large amount of dynamite, but have no leads in the case. "If the explosion is...
  • Dynamite discovery forces evacuations in Oregon

    08/13/2003 1:01:37 PM PDT · by bedolido · 43 replies · 286+ views
    NW Cable News (associated Press) ^ | 08/13/03 | Staff Writer
    ONTARIO, Ore. — Police evacuated 165 homes Tuesday after discovering more than 1,200 pounds of dynamite in the basement of an Ontario, Ore., home. The authorities received a tip about the explosives during the afternoon and called in bomb experts from Salem and Pendleton. The experts started removing the dynamite late Tuesday, said Sgt. Jeff Milton of the Ontario Police Department. Oregon State Bomb Squad soaked the explosives in diesel gas to destabilize them for transport. Experts then burned the dynamite in bunches. While police worked to diffuse the situation, the Red Cross set up a shelter for the evacuated...
  • (Democrat) Candidate's Son Held on Dynamite Throwing

    05/26/2003 9:52:39 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 16 replies · 270+ views
    PITTSTON, Pa. - The son of a Pittston council candidate was accused of throwing a stick of dynamite that exploded several feet from two police officers, but his father said the charges are politically motivated. Dino Argo, 24, was arrested early Friday after police said he threw a quarter-stick of dynamite from his apartment and it exploded near police who were helping a motorist. Dino Argo is the son of Danny Argo, a 51-year-old Democrat who last week lost a bid for a seat on the Pittston council. Mayor Michael Lombardo said Dino Argo's actions were likely connected to Danny...
  • '60S ICON HAD A REAL BLAST [Advice for suicide bombers?]

    10/13/2002 4:43:59 AM PDT · by JCG · 17 replies · 249+ views
    NY Post - Page Six ^ | 10-13-02 | Page Six (NY Post)
    '60S ICON HAD A REAL BLAST [Advice for suicide bombers?] MAVERICK actor Dennis Hopper once blew himself up for art. In the late 1960s, Hopper says, he decided to do something different for an art show at Houston's Rice University. "I circled myself with six full-sized sticks of dynamite, rigged to go off simultaneously," he told Webster Hall Curator Baird Jones. Hopper explains the equalization of pressure at the center of the blast kept him from being harmed, but "for weeks after, I was falling all over the place because the explosion did something to my equilibrium."