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  • US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalem’s Status

    04/21/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 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?” CNSNews.com asked Rubio Thursday on Capitol Hill. “How many…you can’t forge any passports,” Rubio replied. ”That’s a federal crime now.” CNSNews.com: “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
    (CNSNews.com) – 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, CNSNews.com 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, CNSNews.com 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, CNSNews.com 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
    EMIRATES247.com ^ | 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 TIMES.com (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
    Forum.Internet-Haganah.com ^ | 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: "georgi.ir: 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
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • Owe The IRS? Bill Would Suspend Passport Rights For Delinquent Taxpayers

    04/05/2012 5:13:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 86 replies
    CBS 2 LA CA ^ | 4/4/12 | unattributed
    After clearing the Senate on a 74 – 22 vote on March 14, SB 1813 is now headed for a vote in the House of Representatives, where it’s expected to encounter stiffer opposition among the GOP majority.
  • Israeli diplomat's car hit by blast in Delhi; 1 injured

    02/13/2012 4:28:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Express India ^ | Feb 13, 2012 at 1715 hrs IST
    New Delhi An Israeli official said an explosion was hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi on Monday. He said one person was hurt in the blast, but did not identify the victim. Israeli Embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off. Indian police said only that a car was on fire on the street outside the embassy.
  • FOUR VALUABLE PASSPORTS THAT ANYONE CAN OBTAIN

    02/23/2012 1:46:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 02/23/2012 | Simon Black
    The idea of international diversification is a simple one– if you live, work, hold investments, own property, structure your business, store gold, etc. in the same country as your citizenship, then you truly have all of your eggs in one very fragile basket. If just one little thing goes wrong, whether it’s a court case, divorce settlement, political instability, government agency ‘administrative error’, or some noxious bureaucrat who’s out to get you, all of those aspects of your life can be put at extreme risk. The idea of ‘planting flags’, or diversifying internationally, involves spreading these aspects of your life...
  • Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok

    02/14/2012 6:47:29 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Robert Johnson
    Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok Robert JohnsonFeburary 14, 2012 One day after bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff went off in India and Georgia, another botched attack played out this morning in Bangkok. Through several reports, the incident appears to have played out something like this: Saeib Morabi, a suspected Iranian, was fleeing an explosion that rocked through his rented home in central Bangkok. While he was on the road looking for transportation, another explosion went off "on a nearby road." When Morabi finally managed to flag down a cab, the driver...
  • Federal judge: Iran shares responsibility for 9/11 terror attacks

    12/16/2011 12:11:33 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/11 | Kenneth Timmerman
    NEW YORK — In an historic hearing in the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said he planned to issue a ruling in the coming days declaring that Iran shares in the responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks. “The extensive record submitted to this court, including fact witnesses and expert testimony, is satisfactory to this court,” Judge Daniels said. The court “accepts as true” the various allegations of the plaintiffs and their experts, he declared, and “will issue an order” in the coming days that Iran bears legal responsibility for providing “material support” to...
  • New Australian passports allow third gender option

    09/15/2011 1:14:28 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 23 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | September 15th 2011 | Staff
    Australians have been given a third choice when describing their gender on passport applications, under new guidelines aimed at removing discrimination. Transgender people and those of ambiguous sex will be able to list their gender as indeterminate, which will be shown on passports as an X. People whose gender was different from that of their birth were previously required to have reassignment surgery before they could change their passport to their preferred sex. An Australian senator, Louise Pratt - whose partner was born female and is now identified as a man - said the reform was a huge step forward....
  • Man boards flight without valid passport, ID

    06/30/2011 5:33:33 AM PDT · by FlyVet · 58 replies
    The TSA is once again on the hot seat after a passenger was able to fly cross-country from New York to Los Angeles without a valid passport. Officials say Olajide Noibe was also carrying an expired boarding pass. When they finally took Noibe into custody, he told authorities he planned to fly back to his native Nigeria next month, only to return to the US on September 9, just two days before the 10 year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
  • Anyone ever expidite a PASSPORT? (help wanted)

    07/25/2011 8:09:41 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 18 replies
    self | 7/25/11 | me
    After tripping over my passport everyplace for about 6 years since I last needed it, I finally need it again for a trip the end of this month (july 31) and of course one week before I need it I can no longer find it anywhere. Is anyone here familiar with these websites that promise a replacement passport in 24-48 hours?
  • Al Qaeda's East Africa chief Fazul Mohammed killed in Somalia

    06/11/2011 2:08:06 PM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    The Long Wsar Journal ^ | 11 june 2011 | Bill Roggio
    Somali officials confirmed today that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, was killed at a Somali military checkpoint in Mogadishu earlier this week. Fazul is one of the most wanted terrorists in East Africa for his role in attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania as well as his role within Shabaab. Somalia's minister of information confirmed Fazul's death, according to The Associated Press. "We've compared the pictures of the body to his old pictures," he said. "They are the same. It is confirmed. He is the man and he is...
  • US Passport Processing

    06/02/2011 6:47:10 PM PDT · by MadJack · 12 replies
    As of ( Friday June 3, 2011), we are processing routine applications in approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of application.
  • State Department wants to make it harder to get a passport.

    04/27/2011 9:00:54 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 18 replies
    Consumer Traveler.com ^ | April 22, 2011 | Edward Hasbrouck
    If you don’t want it to get even harder for a U.S. citizen to get a passport — now required for travel even to Canada or Mexico — you only have until Monday to let the State Department know. The U.S. Department of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for some passport applicants: The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names, addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings; mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony” around the time of birth; and a...
  • US citizen extradited on Hezbollah charges (dual US-Lebanese, Moussa Ali Hamdan)

    02/25/2011 2:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay and charged with supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant force, US officials said Friday. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, appeared in court in Philadelphia following his extradition and has been charged with providing "material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization," the federal prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania said in a statement. Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities June 15 on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody. He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with proceeds...
  • Thai police link forgery arrests to huge terror cell

    12/02/2010 4:53:19 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies
    DAWN ^ | 2 dec 2010 | AFP
    BANGKOK: Two Pakistanis and a Thai woman arrested on suspicion of making fake passports for al Qaeda linked groups were part of criminal networks tied to “many terrorist attacks”, Thai police said Thursday. The arrests in Thailand formed part of an international operation to stamp out a huge cell that has been linked to the 2008 attacks in Mumbai and the Madrid train bombings in 2004. Pakistanis Muhammad Athar Butt, 39, and Zeeshan Ehsan Butt, 29, and Thai national Sirikanlaya Kijbumrung, 25, were arrested in Thailand on Tuesday as they attempted to flee into Laos. “They are suspected of being...
  • Alert Over Wanted Al-Qaeda Suspect Who May Be Heading to Britain

    08/27/2010 3:39:25 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | Published: 7:48PM BST 20 Aug 2010 | By Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent
    "Alert over wanted al-Qaeda suspect who may be heading to Britain" SNIPPET: "An international alert has been issued warning that one of Britain’s most wanted al-Qaeda suspects has been trying to secure a passport and may be trying to return to Britain. Passport photographs of Ibrahim Adam, 23, who has been on the run for three years, have been discovered after British intelligence began unraveling one of the biggest terrorist networks discovered since September 11. Security sources told the Daily Telegraph they believe Adam is currently in Pakistan but is trying to get a passport. They fear that he may...
  • US passports still vulnerable to fraud

    08/01/2010 1:23:59 AM PDT · by thecodont · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, July 29, 2010 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer
    (07-29) 12:33 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- Posing as someone else and using fake birth certificates and driver's licenses to get a U.S. passport can still work. For the second time in two years, government investigators exposed a gaping hole in the country's security by deliberately using fraudulent material to obtain passports. The investigation by the Government Accountability Office, detailed on Capitol Hill Thursday, demonstrates that despite security overhauls since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the State Department's system for issuing passports remains vulnerable to fraud. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/07/29/national/w110604D49.DTL#ixzz0vLAGykYR
  • Passports for Illegal Aliens?

    07/02/2010 8:52:03 PM PDT · by zerosix · 23 replies
    Eyewitness | 7/2/10 | Self
    Possible Illegal Aliens getting U.S. Passport?. This afternoon I witnessed three groups of non-English speaking people in line at post office (KS side of metro Kansas City, Mo area). As there were only two agents serving many people in line. As I was waiting, I noted that one group of three people and one toddler, were with one postal employee. I did note that it was taking an unusually long time for the group, I didn't pay lots of attention as a couple of us were grousing about the time and especially hot post office.As I got closer to front...
  • Security of US Passports called into question

    06/14/2010 2:58:24 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 11 replies · 295+ views
    abcnews.go ^ | June 14, 2010 | Matthew Mosk, Matthew Cole, Brian Ross and John Solomon
    Snips from Excerpt Only website. Despite repeated assurances they would move production to the U.S., a key government contractor has continued to assemble an electronic component of the nation's new, more sophisticated passport in Thailand.The factory is near the same Bangkok suburb where a notorious terrorist extremist was captured in 2003. There have been bursts of violence in the industrial city, Ayutthaya, as recently as last month.Both the inspector general at the Government Printing Office and the agency's own security chief have warned specifically against producing the computer chip assembly in the Thai facility. One internal report obtained by ABC...
  • Law Enforcement Fears Shabaab Infiltration

    06/05/2010 1:07:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 922+ views
    Note: Video included at link. SNIPPET: "Now, law enforcement officials appear increasingly concerned Al-Shabaab members are trying to come back to America. But these members aren't disenchanted young men like Hassan, seeking to escape the terrorists' hold. Rather, the concern is that they are returning either to recruit more members or perhaps to plot attacks here." SNIPPET: "Al-Shabaab represents a "threat to the whole nation, all of the world," Ahmed told the IPT. "Everywhere they could recruit somebody they will try – Europe, North America, Australia, Africa…And they want to disrupt world peace." Ahmed warned that Al-Shabaab's main focus in...
  • Iranian citizen accused of stockpiling sniper rifles, ammo in Ferndale WA. (WA Border with Canada)

    05/26/2010 6:08:29 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 84 replies · 1,531+ views
    KOMO News ^ | 5-26-10 | Joel Moreno
    SEATTLE -- There are more questions than answers in the case of a suspected international arms dealer caught in Washington state with a stockpile of sniper rifles. Oliver King is an Iranian citizen who, in the past, has been a licensed gun dealer. King appeared in court in Seattle on Wednesday, accused of keeping a stash of guns and ammunition hidden in a storage unit near the U.S.-Canada border. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, King lied to enter the U.S. near Blaine last week. Agents with U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement became suspicious of King when he showed up...
  • Tokyo airport confirms security incident on flight to US

    05/19/2010 3:56:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,070+ views
    MY SINCHEW.com (AFP) ^ | 2010-05-19 12:46 | n/a
    TOKYO, May 19 (AFP) - SNIPPET: "The pilot of the Boeing 747-400 with 407 passengers and crew bound for Minneapolis turned around late Monday about three hours into the flight from Tokyo's Narita airport after crew found the two men who refused to leave the cabin bathroom. Reports said the pair, who identified themselves as Chinese citizens aged in their 20s, had boarded the flight during an earlier stop in Shanghai. Japanese immigration officials were questioning the men, who said they did not have passports."
  • ...Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda

    04/30/2010 1:45:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 385+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, GEORGE VENIZELOS, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced the indictment of U.S. citizens WESAM EL-HANAFI and SABIRHAN HASANOFF for allegedly conspiring to provide material support, including computer advice and assistance, to al Qaeda. EL-HANAFI and HASANOFF are expected to be presented...
  • Explosion In Number of U.S. Expats Renouncing Citizenship

    04/26/2010 11:20:03 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 20 replies · 799+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/26/2010 | John G. Winder
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  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

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    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
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  • Israel Mossad agent in North Korea?

    08/04/2004 11:19:01 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 1 replies · 433+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Auguist 4, 2004 | HERB KEINON
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    02/19/2010 5:33:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 459+ views
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