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Rick Lazio demagogues "Ground Zero Mosque" Issue. September 11 Digital Archive. Jihad Watch. Global Terrorism Database. The updated GTD WebGL Globe is an interactive geographic visualization, currently in beta, that plots the location and frequency of yearly terrorist attacks worldwide from 1970-2013.

Global Terrorism Database

It was developed by START using the WebGL Globe open platform created by the Google Data Arts Team. Automated geocoding from the OpenCage Geocoder supplements the geocoding available in the public dataset. International Institute for Counter-Terrorism. WITS NextGen. Jihad Watch. Israeli navy kills four Palestinians off Gaza coast. Hamas policemen inspect a boat on the coast of Deir al-Balah, in Gaza.

Israeli navy kills four Palestinians off Gaza coast

Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images At least four Palestinians were killed when Israeli navy commandos opened fire on what they said was a squad of militants in diving suits off the coast of Gaza today. The Palestinians "were on their way to carry out an attack in Israel", a military spokesman said. The spokesman declined to give any further details about how the military had identified the men or what they had been doing in the sea. The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a militant offshoot of Fatah, said the men killed were members of its marine unit and had been training.

Ahmadinejad’s U.N. Blustering: The U.S. could face a “real war” Iran’s bombastic President Ahmadinejad once again has strutted to the U.N.

Ahmadinejad’s U.N. Blustering: The U.S. could face a “real war”

General Assembly meetings in New York to denounce, whine about and threaten the United States, the West, Israel and various international institutions. Soon after arriving, Ahmadinejad told the Associated Press that “the future belongs to Iran” and that the United States “must recognize that Iran is a big power.” Holocaust denier to lead tours to Auschwitz and Treblinka « Krakow Tours. NOT KRAKOW TOURS – The Nigdy Więcej (Never Again) anti-racist organisation have called for ‘Holocaust denier’ British historian David Irving to be banned from entering Poland later this month.

Starting September 27, Irving is leading a tour party, with tickets costing around 1,500 euros each, taking in sites including the Treblinka death camp, Warsaw Ghetto and Hitler’s Bunker in the Masurian lake district. Never Again, in a joint statement with the UK based Searchlight magazine, have called for Irving and his tour party – which he claims is sold out – not to be let into Poland. Sharks! (And the Military.)

The Great White Shark. Live every week like it’s Shark Week. The US military certainly does. Attempting to be topical, this week’s hot doc is a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) sideshow entitled “Shark Sensory Capabilities.” It explains, essentially, that sharks have a type of “sixth sense:” the ability to sense and understand electromagnetic fields. And of course, the military is willing to pay big money to research this phenomenon with the hope that it will advance the United States’ warfighting capabilities. Cybersecurity. Ministery of Defense reaction and followUp.

The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters - Glenn Greenwald - Salo. A newly leaked CIA report prepared earlier this month (.pdf) analyzes how the U.S. Government can best manipulate public opinion in Germany and France — in order to ensure that those countries continue to fight in Afghanistan. The Report celebrates the fact that the governments of those two nations continue to fight the war in defiance of overwhelming public opinion which opposes it — so much for all the recent veneration of “consent of the governed” — and it notes that this is possible due to lack of interest among their citizenry: “Public Apathy Enables Leaders to Ignore Voters,” proclaims the title of one section. But the Report also cites the “fall of the Dutch Government over its troop commitment to Afghanistan” and worries that — particularly if the “bloody summer in Afghanistan” that many predict takes place — what happened to the Dutch will spread as a result of the “fragility of European support” for the war.

Landmarks Panel Clears Way for Ground Zero Mosque. A city commission on Tuesday denied landmark status to a building near the World Trade Center site, freeing a group to convert the property into an Islamic community center and mosque that has drawn national opposition.

Landmarks Panel Clears Way for Ground Zero Mosque

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 9-0, saying the 152-year-old building blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks wasn't special or distinctive enough to meet criteria to qualify as a landmark. Commissioners also said that other buildings from the era were better examples of the building's style. National and New York politicians and the Anti-Defamation League have come out in recent weeks against plans for the mosque, saying it disrespects the memory of Sept. 11 victims.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also chairs the foundation building the Sept. 11 memorial, has defended plans for the mosque. Terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. American Airlines Flight 11. All the alleged 9/11 hijackers reportedly check in at the airports from where they board Flights 11, 175, 77, and 93. [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 1-4; 9/11 Commission, 8/26/2004, pp. 27, 89, 93 ] Since 1998, the FAA has required air carriers to implement a program called the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System (CAPPS).

American Airlines Flight 11

This identifies those passengers who might be a security risk, based upon suspicious behavior such as buying one-way tickets or paying with cash. NYC Skyline 2001 Pictures. For sick ground zero workers, 9/11 never ends. Nearly 3,000 people died at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

For sick ground zero workers, 9/11 never ends

But the list of victims keeps growing. Seventy-thousand men and women worked in the ruins at ground zero. Many now suffer from illnesses officially linked to the toxic smoke and dust, including respiratory and gastric diseases. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley brought some of them together and found out that for them, 9/11 is a day that never ended. John Gallagher was a New York City fire captain on 9/11. Untold stories of heroism from 9/11. NEW YORK - Before the attacks of 9/11, the Courtlandt Street subway stop was at the foot of the Twin Towers.

Untold stories of heroism from 9/11

This was where tens of thousands of New Yorkers got off the train to head into the World Trade Center. Joe Irizarry was the motorman who drove many of them to work. September 11: A Memorial - Special Reports. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (Arabic: الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير فلسطين, al-Jabhah al-Sha`biyyah li-Taḥrīr Filasṭīn) is a Palestinian Marxist-Leninist and revolutionary leftist organization founded in 1967.

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

It has consistently been the second-largest of the groups forming the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the largest being Fatah. Currently the PFLP is boycotting participation in the executive committee of the PLO.[4][5] It considers both the Fatah-led government in the West Bank and the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip as illegal due to the lack of new elections to the Palestinian National Authority since 2006.[6] PFLP is described as a terrorist organization by the United States,[7] Canada,[8] European Union,[9] and Israel[citation needed].

Terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities. The United States maintains numerous embassies and consulates around the world, many of which are in war-torn countries or other dangerous areas.

Terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities

Diplomatic Security[edit] The Regional Security Office is staffed by Special Agents of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), and is responsible for all security, protection, and law enforcement operations in the embassy or consulate. The Regional Security Officer (RSO) is the senior DSS Special Agent in country and is the principal adviser to the Chief of Mission (generally an Ambassador or Consul General) on all security, law-enforcement, and counter-terrorism issues for that country or region.

Mohammed Jamal Khalifa. Mohammed Jamal Khalifa (Arabic: محمد جمال خليفه‎) (1 February 1957 – 31 January 2007) was a Saudi Arabian businessman from Jeddah who married one of Osama bin Laden's sisters.[1] Overview[edit] The first glimpse U.S. authorities had of Khalifa came in 1992, when his alias Barra appeared on a bomb-making manual carried by Ahmed Ajaj who entered the United States on a false passport.[2][3][better source needed] Khalifa started the Benevolence International Corporation in the Philippines in 1988, apparently to recruit people for the war against the Soviets.

Mohammed Jamal Khalifa

Riduan Isamuddin. Riduan Isamuddin also transliterated as Riduan Isamudin, Riduan Isomuddin, and Riduan Isomudin, better known by the nom de guerre Hambali, born as Encep Nurjaman (born April 4, 1964[1]) is the former military leader of the Indonesian terrorist organization Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), which is linked with Al Qaeda. He is now in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[2] Hambali was often described as "the Osama bin Laden of Southeast Asia".

Bojinka plot. The Bojinka plot (Arabic: بجنكة‎; Tagalog: Oplan Bojinka) was a planned large-scale three phase Islamist attack by Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed[when?]. The attack would involve a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II, an air bombing of 11 airliners flying from Asia to the United States[1] and their approximately 4,000 passengers, and a proposal to crash a plane into the CIA's headquarters in Fairfax County, Virginia.[2] Ramzi Yousef Despite his careful planning and the skill of Ramzi Yousef, the Bojinka plot was disrupted after a chemical fire drew the Philippine National Police's (PNP) attention on January 6–7, 1995.

1993 World Trade Center Bombing - Press Room - Headline Archives - 02-26-08. Original 9/11 News Report. The First Responder. Oil spill. Iran hostage crisis. - Jihad in Islam. Palestine Center - The Charter of the Hamas. Prophet of Doom - Islamic Clubs - Al-Saiqa. Fatah al-Islam » As Saiqa. Haganah (Hagannah) Kabul War Diary.

Cheonan (Ship) Many Questions About Damaged Japanese Tanker. Gulf of Mexico Has Long Been a Sink of Pollution. Turkey Softens Terror Law That Jailed Young Kurds. Taliban Make Inroads in Strategic Province - Slide Show. Taliban Exploit Openings in Neglected Province. U.S. Nuclear Forensics Skill Is Declining, Report Says. Federal Bureau of Investigation - The Sacramento Division: Department of Justice Press Release. Federal Bureau of Investigation - The Charlotte Division: Department of Justice Press Release. Federal Bureau of Investigation - The Honolulu Division: Department of Justice Press Release.

Memorial Service Set for EagleMed Crash Victims. Hizbullah - the Party of God. Iraq was involved in Oklahoma City: deathbed testimony by a terrorist's widow provides new insight into Iraqi involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing, amid death threats to investigators. Global Jihad - Konsojaya Co' Abdal-Hakim Murad - Articles. Prophet of Doom - Islamic Clubs - Moro Islamic Liberation Front - MILF. Abu Sayyaf.

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Are Terrorist Cells Targering America. Cheney Authorized Shooting Down Planes - washingtonpost.com. At Logan Airport, Nobody Saw Plane's Sharp Turn South - washingtonpost.com. September 11, 2001 - washingtonpost.com. 26/11 Mumbai Terrorists Attacks Live video. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) - Terrorist Groups.

DEA Uncovers Drug-Terror Nexus. Three arrested in terrorism-drugs link. National Symposium on Narco-Terrorism. Complete 911 Timeline. CIA Accountability Hits New Lows - Fir.