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  • Pennsylvania Driver’s Licenses Won’t Be Enough to Board a Plane in 2018

    10/17/2016 12:42:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 17, 2016 | 3:07 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Beginning in January, Pennsylvania residents will no longer be to use their driver’s licenses to enter federal buildings, and one year later, they won’t be able to use their licenses to board a commercial airplane, the Department of Homeland Security wrote in a letter to the Transportation Department, which was released on Thursday. […] That’s because Pennsylvania — and five other states — failed to comply with the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005, a law that called for improved security measures in the wake of 9/11 which would make IDs counterfeit-proof and would store photos and other...
  • Plane-load of Ryanair passengers enters UK with no passport checks after Border Agency blunder

    09/15/2010 12:44:12 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail / ^ | Last updated at 7:54 AM on 15th September 2010 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A plane-load of people flew into Britain from Spain without having their documents checked in either country, officials have admitted. Passengers on the Ryanair flight are furious that there was no system in place to check for possible illegal immigrants or terrorists. The plane left Malaga and flew into Bournemouth, where the 180 passengers walked out of the airport without showing their passports. Read more:
  • What Was This German National Doing with Bombs, a Cell-Phone Detonator, Multiple Guns and Passports

    08/17/2013 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 17, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    It started innocently enough: Andreas H. Koertel, 46, was pulled over in a traffic stop. Then things got hairy in hurry. Turns out Koertel, a German national, was in possession of meth and illegal weapons, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, so he was booked into jail on multiple charges, KXTV-TV reports. Wisely the deputies called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to see if they could check out a property in Rio Linda where Koertel had been staying. But detectives encountered quite a bit more than they bargained for Friday. Here’s what they found, KTXL-TV reports: Several explosive materials,...
  • Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship

    06/14/2016 7:08:13 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | June 12, 2016 | Julie Masis
    Tens of thousands of Russian dual nationals are being effectively stripped of their Russian citizenship via a quiet policy of Russian consulates worldwide refusing to renew their passports. Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be rejected, even if his or her passport had been renewed on previous occasions. It is unclear just how many people this new policy will affect. But it will certainly apply to thousands of Jews who emigrated from Russia after July 1, 1991 — the date...
  • Interpol: 250,000 lost or stolen Syrian and Iraqi passports in last 5 years

    01/28/2016 7:37:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2016 | Rick Moran
    The problem of forged or fraudulent passports in Europe – especially from the Middle East – is so bad that it has forced the U.S. government to warn five countries that they have until next week to act, or they will lose their visa-free travel rights. Interpol says there are 250,000 passports, mostly from Iraq and Syria, that have been lost or stolen in the last five years.  And that includes blank documents. Politico: American and European security officials speak of an “epidemic” created by a spike in demand from asylum-seekers — and from terrorists like those who carried...
  • Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian

    12/12/2015 1:31:21 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies ^ | Dec 12, 2015 | Don Melvin
    By Don Melvin CNN Geneva prosecutor: 2 terror suspects Syrian Suspects arrested on suspicion of manufacture, concealment, transport of explosives and toxic gases UPDATED 1:55 PM EST Dec 12, 2015 (CNN) Swiss police have arrested two people with Syrian passports and found traces of potential bomb-making chemicals in a car as security remains high around Geneva amid a terrorism alert and a hunt for suspects, authorities said Saturday. Authorities have been looking for at least two people with indirect links to suspects in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks. It was not immediately clear whether Saturday's arrests were linked to...
  • UNDERCOVER: Syrians in Greece Using Fake Passports to get to Europe and US

    11/19/2015 8:19:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/19/15 | Project Veritas
    Published on Nov 19, 2015 Three Syrian refugees in Greece are caught on hidden camera talking about using fake passports to get to Europe and the US. They talk about using the same route as one of the terrorists who perpetrated the attack in Paris last week. When asked how to obtain a fake passport one of the Syrian refugees responded: "You need a person who the made the fake passport. And you need to pay for it. Maybe about three thousand Euro. ($3,189).” He also added that that is how a lot of Syrians come to the US and...
  • Honduras says Syrians not part of terror cell, want refuge in U.S.

    11/19/2015 6:37:05 AM PST · by maggief · 27 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 19, 2015
    TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Five Syrian men detained in Honduras this week traveling on doctored Greek passports do not belong to "any terrorist cell", four are university students, and all were fleeing war at home and seeking refuge in the United States, Honduran authorities said on Thursday.
  • Honduras arrests five Syrians headed to US with stolen passports

    11/18/2015 6:42:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies ^ | 11/18/2015 | Noe Leiva
    Tegucigalpa (AFP) - Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday in the wake of the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists. The Syrians were arrested on Tuesday as they flew into Toncontin airport serving the Honduran capital and failed to make it past airport security checks, a police spokesman, Anibal Baca, told reporters. "Five Syrian citizens have been detained and will be taken to our offices to be investigated because it is suspected they are carrying false documents, passports stolen in Greece," Baca said. They had...
  • BREAKING: Honduras says has detained 5 Syrians coming to USA with stolen Greek passports

    11/18/2015 12:07:10 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 52 replies ^ | 11/18/2016 |
    Conflict News ‏@Conflicts 43m43 minutes ago BREAKING: Honduras says has detained 5 Syrians who were traveling by land to the United States with stolen Greek passports - Reuters
  • Trump: Revoke Passports For Those Who Go To Fight For ISIS, Would ‘Look At’ Closing Certain Mosques’

    10/20/2015 5:58:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-20-15 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated he would revoke passports from people who go overseas to fight for ISIS and “You’re going to have to certainly look at” closing mosques “if the mosque is, you know, loaded for bear” on Tuesday’s “Varney & Co” on the Fox Business Network. Trump [relevant remarks in first video] re-iterated his prior claim about George W. Bush and September 11th, he did say that former President Bill Clinton, along with Bush holds responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. He added, “Now, was Clinton possibly, also guilty? Yeah, yeah sure. He should have maybe been more...
  • Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed-How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public

    10/07/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public and U.S. intelligence. October 7, 2015 Arnold Ahlert    A bombshell report by the Washington Times reveals that fecklessness in the face of terror isn’t a condition exclusive to the Obama administration. "Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing,” the Times states, "but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.” Nineteen American...
  • Clinton exploded: top aides switched "mother & father" with gay-friendly "parent 1 & parent 2"

    10/01/2015 11:24:35 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/01/2015 | David Martosko
    Hillary Clinton was in full freak-out mode after her State Department announced it was changing language on passport applications in order to be more inclusive of same-sex couples with children, judging from an email she sent two top aides. The Washington Post first reported the proposed change, a shift from 'mother' and 'father' to 'parent 1' and 'parent 2' on applications for children under age 16, on January 7, 2011. The Post based its story on a press release two weeks earlier that announced the tweak 'in recognition of different types of families.' Hillary lashed out at then-chief of staff...
  • E-mail: Hillary Clinton Lashed Out at Staff over Gay-Friendly Passports

    09/30/2015 10:46:22 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    In September 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton styles herself as a staunch defender of gay rights — particularly gay parental rights. “I’m proud of you!” she told a gay man last April, after he explained how he and his partner had adopted a little girl together. But four years ago, Clinton was singing a very different tune. An e-mail included in the latest tranche of Clinton documents released by the State Department on Wednesday shows the then-secretary of state exploding at her staff over plans to replace “Mother” and “Father” with “Parent One” and “Parent Two” on passport application...
  • Turkey: Al Qaeda suspect admits planning attacks on Israeli tourists

    08/11/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 228+ views
    A Turkish court on Thursday charged a Syrian national suspected of plotting to slam speedboats packed with explosives into cruise ships loaded with Israeli tourists, lawyers and police said. According to The AP, defense lawyer Ilhami Sayan said the suspect, identified in the Turkish media as Lu'ai Sakra, was charged with membership in an "illegal organization." He was arrested earlier this month. Police said Sakra was linked to al-Qaeda. "I have no regrets," Sakra shouted to journalists as he was led into the courthouse. "I was going to attack Israeli ships. If they come, my friends will attack them." "I...
  • New Yorkers might need their passports to fly in 2016

    09/23/2015 1:42:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 23, 2015 | 11:11am | Yaron Steinbuch
    State driver’s licenses are among those from four states that will no longer cut it for clearing airport security under tightened measures that will go into effect sometime in 2016. But travelers may not face any obstacles anytime soon. The DMV has asked for an extension from Homeland Security for the Real ID Act, which calls for the extra ID measures in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. “We have no reason to believe that any New Yorker will have a problem using their current state-issued ID card to get on a plane come January 2016,” the DMV said...
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ to be Eliminated from Brazil Passports

    08/09/2015 7:22:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 8/9/2015, 6:54 PM | Yaakov Levi
    Citizens of Brazil who were born in Jerusalem will have their passports amended to eliminate “Israel” from the line denoting place of birth. Existing passports are to be reissued with the “offending” term deleted, and passports that are not changed will be invalid at the end of the year. While the rule change would appear to have been influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year that Americans born in Jerusalem could not have their birthplace listed as Jerusalem, Israel—but rather would be listed as Jerusalem alone—Brazil had apparently made the decision on dropping Israel a year ago,...
  • Half of EPA office's passports are missing IG finds

    05/03/2014 9:26:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-1-14 | KellyCohen
    Link only. This is a problem with my personal computer, but the link will take you to the story.
  • U.S. passports must say 'Jerusalem,' not 'Israel'

    06/09/2015 6:10:12 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/08/2015 | WND Staff
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned back a demand from Congress that Americans born in Jerusalem be allowed to have their passports changed to reflect Israel as their birthplace, heeding a warning from the State Department “a simple passport alteration could ‘provoke uproar throughout the Arab and Muslim world,’”
  • SCOTUS Sides With Obama (And Bush) In Fight Over Israeli Passports

    06/08/2015 7:30:38 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 56 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 8, 2015 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court on Monday said Congress overstepped its bounds when it tried to force the president's hand in a hot-button dispute over the Middle East. In a 6-3 ruling, the court struck down a 2002 law requiring the State Department to recognize Jerusalem as a part of Israel — over the objections of both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, which had refused to implement the law. The Supreme Court sided with the executive branch on Monday.
  • REAL ID to Launch in 2016: TSA Will Force Airline Passengers to Show National ID Before Flying

    02/10/2015 1:25:17 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    B Swann ^ | 2/2/15 | Barry Donegan
    Starting in 2016, the Transportation Security Administration will require all airline passengers to present a REAL ID compliant identification card or a passport in order to board a flight. The Department of Homeland Security estimates that 20-30% of Americans live in jurisdictions that are not REAL ID compliant, meaning their driver's licenses will no longer be accepted during security checks at the airport.
  • Soccer Player Convicted in Terror Trial

    09/30/2003 10:21:05 AM PDT · by machman · 182+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/30/03 | AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium Sept. 30 A former pro soccer player who joined the al-Qaida terrorist network was convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for plotting to bomb a NATO base believed to contain nuclear weapons. Nizar Trabelsi of Tunisia, who once played professional soccer in Germany, received the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison from a court that also convicted 17 other men and acquitted five others in the largest terrorism trial in Belgium's history. Trabelsi admitted planning to drive a car bomb into the canteen of the Kleine Brogel air base, a Belgian military post used by NATO where...
  • Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

    12/13/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 67 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 13, 2014 | Lily Dane
    .... Di-Natale provided coverage of the [Osama bin Laden] raid's aftermath, including an exclusive interview with Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped U.S. agents verify Bin Laden's presence, and who remains imprisoned in Pakistan to this day. Di-Natale notably reported from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound in the aftermath of the US raid, and is known for chiseling out a brick from the compound: Call me a conspiracy theorist, but when I heard about Di-Natale's death, the first thing that popped into my mind was this: Who killed him? It isn't that far-fetched to suspect foul play when a journalist...
  • White House Knew CIA Snooped On Senate, Report Says

    01/15/2015 2:18:03 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Ali Watkins
    Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan consulted the White House before directing agency personnel to sift through a walled-off computer drive being used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to construct its investigation of the agency’s torture program, according to a recently released report by the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General. The Inspector General’s report, which was completed in July but only released by the agency on Wednesday, reveals that Brennan spoke with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough before ordering CIA employees to “use whatever means necessary” to determine how certain sensitive internal documents had wound up in...
  • Passport and social security number in one day if you are illegal

    09/14/2014 7:05:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Stop the flood of illegal aliens into our country who claim bogus refugee status I spent three hours yesterday at the Romanian Embassy trying to obtain a passport renewal for my 82-year-old mother who wants to travel to visit her sister and brother she has not seen since 1996. It may be her last trip.
  • US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalem’s Status

    04/21/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 4/21/2014, 8:00 PM | (AFP and Arutz Sheva staff)
    The US Supreme Court Monday decided to hear the case of an American born in Jerusalem, once again taking up the sensitive issue of the status of the contested city, according to AFP. The justices will hear arguments in the case in the fall before deciding on the constitutionality of a 2002 law that directs the State Department to give Israel as the country of birth in passports of Americans born in Jerusalem. At the center of the struggle between the Congress and the presidency is Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in Jerusalem in 2002 to two American parents. …
  • Crimean Prime Minister receives Russian passport

    03/20/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/20/2014 | Itar-Tass
    SIMFEROPOL, March 20, 22:42 /ITAR-TASS/. Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov received the Russian passport, CrimeaInform news agency reports. Deputy head of the Federal Migration Service of Russia Yelena Rodochina presented the document to the republic’s premier. Earlier in the day the premier said that the issuing of Russian passports to Crimeans proceeds in a routine way. “Passports are in sufficient supply. We aim to issue Russian passports promptly,” Aksyonov said. He pointed out again that Crimeans receive Russian passports free.
  • EXPLOSIVE REPORT: Stolen Passports Used BEFORE

    03/17/2014 8:31:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/17/2014 | sundance
    This is something the TV media are not reporting to the extent it is an explosive development. We know from media reports the two stolen passports were used by two Iranian Nationals. We have previously been told the passports were used to try and gain entry to Europe their final destination. However, if this report from the LA Times is accurate EVERYTHING changes and actually aligns with our theory of why the plane was taken.
  • 52 Fake Passports Smuggled in Through Dubai Cargo Village

    03/08/2014 1:58:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, March 08, 2014
    Dubai Customs intercepts shipmentDubai Customs inspectors at Cargo Village Customs Center last year seized 52 fake passports which were intended to be smuggled into the UAE. Hamid Rasheed, Director of Air Customs Centres Management at Dubai Customs, said "Parcels that contained personal and commercial items, as stated in their declarations, went through regular clearance procedures. “Customs inspectors became suspicious of their content after they had undergone the document analysis test. X-ray images indicated the presence of internationally significant official documents." He stressed the continued efforts of Dubai Customs to detect such crimes that jeopardise national security, in line with DC’s...
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Report: Hezbollah Terrorists Roam the World on Foreign Passports

    12/26/2013 12:25:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/26/2013, 2:11 PM | David Lev
    A report in a Kuwaiti newspaper Thursday said that Hezbollah terrorists are traveling the world freely, seeking opportunities to carry out terror attacks against Israelis and Jews—using passports issued in Australia, Canada, and a variety of European countries. Quoting a Western intelligence source, the report said that Hezbollah has already used these passports to try and carry out terror attacks in places like Azerbaijan, Jordan, Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece. …
  • Egypt begins revoking citizenship of Hamas leaders

    12/02/2013 11:18:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/12/13 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Egyptian authorities have begun revoking the citizenship of Hamas leaders, according to reports in Palestinian and Egyptian media outlets. The move is seen in the context of intensifying tensions between Egypt and Hamas in the aftermath of the downfall of deposed President Mohammed Morsi’s regime. Under Morsi’s rule, the Egyptian authorities granted Egyptian citizenship to thousands of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, including top Hamas officials. One of the Hamas leaders who received an Egyptian passport was Mahmoud Zahar, who was born to an Egyptian mother. The Palestinian daily Al-Quds reported that the Egyptian authorities have taken effective measures...
  • Rubio Didn't Know Immigration Bill Allows Someone to Forge 2 Passports Before It's a Crime

    07/19/2013 2:06:13 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | 19 Jul 2013 | Alissa Tabirian
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)--a Republican member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” who helped write the Senate immigration bill and one of 14 Republicans who voted for the bill’s final passage--was unaware that the legislation he helped usher through the Senate allows a person to forge up to two passports without penalty. “Under the Senate immigration bill, how many passports can someone forge before it becomes a crime?” asked Rubio Thursday on Capitol Hill. “How many…you can’t forge any passports,” Rubio replied. ”That’s a federal crime now.” “It’s actually a part of the bill that it’s up, that...
  • Syria: U.S. passport found at Al Qaeda base

    07/23/2013 4:19:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    JIhad Watch ^ | 7/23/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Now wait a minute. We're constantly told that no Muslims in the U.S. -- none -- adhere to Al Qaeda's understanding of Islam, and only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise. So how did Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, no doubt known to all and sundry back home in Pennsylvania as a solid and respectable burgher of serious mien, come to misunderstand his peaceful religion so resoundingly? "American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria," by Bill Roggio for the Long War Journal, July 23 (thanks to Jerk Chicken): A passport said to belong to an American citizen was found among a...
  • McCain: I Don't Know How Many Passports We Let You Forge

    07/18/2013 9:12:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/18/13 | Alissa Tabirian
    ( – Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), a member of the “Gang of Eight” that helped write and pass the immigration reform bill in that chamber, said he did not know how many passports a person could forge under the proposed law before being charged with a crime. On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, asked McCain, “Senator McCain, can I ask you a question about the Senate immigration bill? Under the bill, how many passports can someone forge before it becomes a crime?” McCain said, “You’re going to have to ask our folks that, I don't think that we stand for...
  • Under Senate Immigration Bill, Forging Two Passports Is Not a Crime

    07/18/2013 2:23:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 18, 2013 - 1:22 PM | Curtis Houck
    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) admitted Wednesday that under the Senate immigration bill, forging up to two passports is not a crime, adding that the bill leaves the decision whether to charge someone with passport fraud up to the discretion of prosecutors. On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, asked Leahy, “One of the provisions has to do with passports; that’s an important component. Do you know how many passports someone is able to forge before it’s a crime?” Leahy said, “Well, it depends upon which interpretation is being used. You could have one form which is two, but then there are...
  • McCain: I Don’t Know How Many Passports We Let You Forge

    07/18/2013 2:26:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 18, 2013 3:19 PM | Alissa Tabirian
    Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), a member of the “Gang of Eight” that helped write and pass the immigration reform bill in that chamber, said he did not know how many passports a person could forge under the proposed law before being charged with a crime. On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, asked McCain, “Senator McCain, can I ask you a question about the Senate immigration bill? Under the bill, how many passports can someone forge before it becomes a crime?” McCain said, “You’re going to have to ask our folks that. I don’t think that we stand for any forgeries.”...
  • U.S. Fails In Extradition Bid, Decides Against Appeal

    07/01/2013 1:20:17 PM PDT · by wirenewsco · 6 replies
    WireNews+Co ^ | 07/01/2013 | WireNews+Co
    As reported by WireNews+Co last week, the United States of America failed in its attempt to extradite, to New Hampshire, an American citizen sought in connection with obtaining a false passport in 1997. In February 2013 the requested person was arrested in the United Kingdom after the United States had accused him of the offence of applying for the renewal of the passport. But in June 2013 the Senior District Judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court in the City of London discharged the U.S. extradition request on the grounds of double-jeopardy. Malcolm Hawkes represented the requested person, who had already been...
  • Seven Smuggled Forged 'Eye Scan Pass" Seals Into UAE

    05/19/2013 11:24:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies ^ | May 19, 2013 | by Eman Al Baik
    "Seven smuggled forged 'eye scan pass' seals into UAE Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, brought 60 seals through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports" SNIPPET: "Seven Uzbeks, including a woman, allegedly smuggled 60 forged eye scan seals into the UAE through Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports and used them, the Dubai Criminal Court heard."

 SNIPPET: "We also confiscated in his car some forged stamps. He confessed to getting the stamps from MJA who in turn had got them from MYY,” he testified. 

Searching his two flats in Al Nahda area, police confiscated ten other eye scan pass seals in addition to...
  • Israel Embassy detains 'suspicious' Iranian man in Kathmandu

    04/22/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    THE HIMALAYAN (THT Online) ^ | Added At:  2013-04-21 7:58 PM Last Updated At: 2013-04-21 12:39 PM | n/a
    KATHMANDU SNIPPET: The Annapurna Post vernacular daily reported on Sunday that the arrest was made on April 13. Identified as Mohsin Khosravian, the suspect is currently in police custody.

 The security officials at the Embassy speculated that the suspect was scouting the facility with a harmful intention "for he carried a tourist map of the Lazimpat area" where the Israeli mission is located. 

He had stayed in a Thamel-based hotel. After his arrest, the suspect told police that he had ventured out to find out a shop to repair his laptop.

 According to the report, the Nepal Police's Central Bureau...
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Mumbai: possible Tiger links probed (Hillary Clinton's background and Ram Ranjan?)

    12/01/2008 9:50:21 PM PST · by earmarksrus · 7 replies · 821+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | December 1, 2008 | Tom Lamb
    Link "Pakistan told Indian officials to look into all aspects, including an LTTE or Al-Qaeda connection. Pakistan also informed India that some of the terrorists appeared to be South Indians and looked like LTTE cadres. India investigated every angle," the official said. London's Pakistani High Commissioner in an interview told BBC over the weekend that some of the terrorists looked very much like South Indians. From Sir Lanka Ministry of Defence ....... A little known terror outfit "Deccan Mujahideen" has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Anti-terrorist operations are continuing as Indian security forces take on the formidable mission to...
  • Beware of Persians bearing Georgian passports

    03/18/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | 18 March 2013, 08:52 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "So there I was, doing that thing I do - targeted collection, and triage based on a range of frequently changing criteria - when I happened to notice this image:" SNIPPET: " sometimes what isn't there is still interesting"
  • State Department Will Issue “Female’ Passports to Anatomical Males

    03/11/2013 8:32:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 11, 2013 | Penny Starr
    The U.S. State Department’s policy on dealing with transgendered people will allow Americans who are anatomically male but identify themselves as female to secure U.S. passports that match their gender “identity” rather than their anatomy. The policy also allows records for births abroad to be changed to reflect the “new” gender of an individual. … Sex-change surgery is not required to get a passport with an individual’s preferred gender. …
  • Ex terror-suspect arrested in Denmark (Gitmo Grad)

    08/16/2007 3:58:47 PM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies · 402+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Aug 16, 2007 | JAN M. OLSEN
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark—A former Guantanamo detainee has been arrested in Denmark on suspicion of withdrawing $18,900 from other people's accounts using stolen debit cards and PIN codes, police said Thursday. Slimane Hadj Abderrahmane, a Danish citizen, was released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in 2004 after nearly two years in captivity. Abderrahmane, 34, was arrested Wednesday and ordered held in jail for two weeks on preliminary fraud and theft charges, police said. He is suspected of stealing three debit cards—two corporate cards and one personal—and the corresponding PIN codes. Police did not say how he stole them. They said Abderrahmane,...
  • Venezuela Reportedly Spying on Jewish Community

    02/02/2013 12:18:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 1/31/2013, 3:54 PM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Reports that the Venezuelan intelligence agency is targeting and spying on the Venezuelan Jewish community as well as on Venezuelan companies and organizations with ties to Israel is deeply troubling, asserted the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). “We are deeply troubled by a recent news report alleging that the Venezuelan Intelligence Service (SEBIN) is spying on the Venezuelan Jewish community,” said ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman. “Venezuela under the regime of Hugo Chavez has a history of harassing the Jewish community in that country,” he said. “It is chilling to read reports that the SEBIN received instructions to carry out clandestine...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
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  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

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