THE United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years — or so it has seemed. A would-be suicide bomber was intercepted on his way to the Capitol; a scheme to bomb synagogues and shoot Stinger missiles at military aircraft was developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y.; and a fanciful idea to fly explosive-laden model planes into the Pentagon and the Capitol was hatched in Massachusetts.Read more »
Exactly four years ago this month I was finishing my work shift at a local hospital. As I was walking to my car I was approached by two federal agents. They said that I had a choice to make: I could do things the easy way, or I could do them the hard way. The “easy “ way, as they explained, was that I would become an informant for the government, and if I did so I would never see the inside of a courtroom or a prison cell. As for the hard way, this is it.Read more »
Pennsylvania photographer Jason Macchioni was taking photographs from a bridge in Elizabethtown the other night for a time-lapsed video, which naturally got the cops thinking he would then try to blow up the bridge or something.Read more »
Despite no specific or credible threat, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she is concerned about the possibility that the terrorist Hezbollah organization might attack the United States. Such an attack, staged or otherwise, would be an open invitation to war with Iran.Read more »
The FBI has put out a series of flyers to let you know how you can spot an insurgent/terrorist/extremist.It’s their handy dandy lists that citizens can refer to in case one needs help deciding whether to report their neighbor who seems to be buying an awful lot of groceries lately.Read more »
It simply cannot be any clearer within the confines of the English language that this bill codifies the power of indefinite detention.Read more »
Obama has just signed into LAW the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Section 1021 of this act calls for indefinite detention without trial for those deemed "terrorists". Section 1022 requires that persons arrested and detained under the provisions of section 1021 are required to be held by the U.S. Armed forces. This may or may not include lawful resident aliens. Shame on you Obama. Shame on you U.S. Senate. Shame on you John McCain and Carl Levin. Welcome to the Police State.Read more »
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has kept files on activists who expose animal welfare abuses on factory farms and recommended prosecuting them as terrorists, according to a new document uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act.Read more »
Sen Graham and McCain Arguing Over Killing American Citizens With Predator DronesRead more »
Wednesday's arrest was similar to other cases in which reputed would-be terrorists were caught in sting operations that revolved around fictional plots against various targets, such as Dallas skyscapers or a Chicago nightclub. In this case, though, authorities say Ferdaus planned the scheme.Read more »
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