Tag Archives: terrorism

NYPD Terrorism Plan: Disrupt Cell Service

The NYPD is asking for federal permission to disrupt cell phone service in NYC in the event of another terrorist attack, citing the use of mobile devices to coordinate last year’s bombings in Mumbai. A draft copy of [NYPD Chief] Kelly’s statement to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security says the NYPD believes the Mumbai attacks could be a model …

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Seattle Bars Lively Despite Threat

Seattle gay bars were jumping this weekend as a nightlife fans organized a pub crawl to support the businesses who received last week’s terrorist threat of ricin poisoning. Dan Savage is convinced the threat was sent by a self-loathing gay person because the letters didn’t contain the usual language our opponents use. (Via – Towleroad)

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Terrorist Threat At 11 Seattle Gay Bars

Via Dan Savage: Eleven gay bars in Seattle received letters today addressed to the “Owner/Manager” from someone claiming to be in the possession of ricin, a deadly poison. “Your establishment has been targeted,” the letter begins. “I have in my possession approximately 67 grams of ricin with which I will indiscriminately target at least five of your clients.” “I felt …

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ACLU Wins Arabic T-Shirt Case

In July 2007, I told you about Raed Jaffar, who was thrown off a JetBlue flight at JKF because his t-shirt said “We Will Not Be Silent” in both Arabic and English, which made the passengers and crew uneasy. One TSA official likened Jaffar’s wearing the shirt to a bank robber who walked into a bank wearing a “I Am …

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Terror Attacks On Tourists In Mumbai

A coordinated series of terror attacks aimed at Western tourists took place across Mumbai, India today with scores of people killed. At least 78 people were killed and 200 injured today when gunmen opened fire on a crowded Mumbai railway station, luxury hotels and a restaurant popular with tourists. Johnny Joseph, chief secretary for Maharashtra state in India, of which …

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Obama Assassination Plot Foiled

Another Obama assassination plot has been foiled. Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday. In all, the two men whom officials described as neo-Nazi skinheads planned to kill 88 people – 14 by beheading, according to documents unsealed …

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Twitter: New Killer App For Terrorists

The Army thinks that terrorists could use Twitter to coordinate an attack. Could Twitter become terrorists’ newest killer app? A draft Army intelligence report, making its way through spy circles, thinks the miniature messaging software could be used as an effective tool for coordinating militant attacks. For years, American analysts have been concerned that militants would take advantage of commercial …

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Al-Qaida Supporters Endorse McCain

No, seriously. Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency. The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, “impetuous” Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain …

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Dubya’s Legacy

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Are Terrorists Testing The Lincoln Tunnel?
Or Is This Part Of An “October Surprise”?

Last Friday one of the worst traffic jams in NYC history was created after the Lincoln Tunnel was closed due to suspicious bottles found glued to the traffic median. It was the third such incident in a month. During last Friday evening’s rush hour, the discovery of two suspicious bottles filled with an unknown liquid and glued to the median …

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Nuke Detectors For Everybody!

Scientists at Purdue University are lobbying Congress to require that radiation detectors be installed in cell phones, allowing the government to instantly triangulate the location of a potential dirty bomb. “We have to fight this American knee-jerk toward the highest tech,” says Andrew Longman, a project leader. The Purdue team is designing a detection system that’s so small it could …

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UN General Assembly Locks Down Manhattan

Gotham is on super-extra-deluxe security lockdown today for the 63rd annual United Nations General Assembly. All of your favorite whackjobs are in town: Mugabe, Imadinnerjacket, Chavez, and Dubya. Mubage speaks today, tomorrow our ignoble leader makes his final (!!!) speech to the Assembly. Right now the streets of the East Side are crawling with cops, feds, Secret Service, and the …

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McCain: A One-Man Nuclear Shield

At the Voters Values Summit, evangelical nutjob Gary Bauer tried to stoke the fear of nuclear terrorism, saying the experts predict that “it is not a question of if it will happen, it is only a question of when it is going to happen. And the ‘it’ in this case, is when our enemy will detonate a dirty nuclear bomb …

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BREAKING: Obama Assassination Plot Foiled In Denver, Four Gunmen Arrested

Fuck. Terrifying news from Denver. A gang of four white supremacists have been arrested with high-powered rifles and have admitted planning to assassinate Barack Obama. Police are investigating whether they have foiled an assassination plot against Barack Obama after four people were arrested near the Democratic convention in Denver in the possession of high powered rifles. One of the suspects …

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Britain Wants Gay Spies

Britain’s MI-5 spy agency is looking for gay men to work as spies. The British intelligence service MI5 is pushing to recruit more LGBT people to the organisation. MI5 is being advised by Stonewall, the UK’s leading gay equality organisation, on how to attract a more diverse range of applicants. The intelligence service also wishes to encourage spies to be …

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NYPD: New Plan To Detect Dirty Bombs

The NYPD has a new plan to photograph the license plate of every vehicle entering Manhattan and to “sniff” all vehicles for radioactivity. The proposal — called Operation Sentinel — relies on integrating layers of technologies, some that are still being perfected. It calls for photographing, and scanning the license plates of, cars and trucks at all bridges and tunnels …

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E-Passport E-Z To Hack

The UK Times Online tested some of the new electronic passports and discovered that they can be hacked and cloned in under ten minutes. In the tests, a computer researcher cloned the chips on two British passports and implanted digital images of Osama bin Laden and a suicide bomber. The altered chips were then passed as genuine by passport reader …

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New Obama Ad: Terrorists & Nukes

With his newest ad, Barack Obama continues to stress his willingness and ability to be a strong military leader and hypes his relationship with Republican Senator Dick Lugar, the long-time Bush-lackey war hawk who last year broke ranks and called for an end to the war. Still, this ad proves that when it comes to electioneering, terrorism continues to sell.

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McCain’s Top Advisor: Another Terrorist Attack On The U.S. Would Help Campaign

McCain can pick ’em, can’t he? A top adviser to John McCain said another terrorist attack on U.S. soil would be a “big advantage” for the Republican presidential candidate, drawing a sharp rebuke Monday from both the presumed GOP nominee and Democrat Barack Obama. Charlie Black, already in the spotlight for his past lobbying work, is quoted in the upcoming …

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Times Square Recruiting Station Bombed

From the NY Times: New York City police officers and firefighters cordoned off much of Times Square for more than two hours after a small explosion — apparently set off by a manmade device — damaged the front of the Armed Forces Career Center on the traffic island bounded by 43rd and 44th Streets, Seventh Avenue and Broadway around 4 …

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