News Stories relating to "terrorism"
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
There is apparently no legally binding definition of the word terrorism in the eyes of the criminal justice system, though it is described by the Oxford dictionary as "the unofficial or unauthorized use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims," and the US Defense Department describes it as “the calculated use...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy introduced a bill yesterday that is designed to place controls over intelligence agency snooping without compromising security. The 72-page bill combines parts of proposals from other senators who have long sought to control the extended government reach that comes from provisions of the Foreign...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Michael Hastings, a contributor to Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed, died on Tuesday morning in a fiery automobile accident in Los Angeles at the age of 33. The engine of the 2013 Mercedes he was driving was found a hundred feet from the burned out ruin of the car itself. When the accident took place, local residents thought a bomb had exploded. ...
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security will soon be using a laser at airports that can detect everything about you from over 160 feet away. It can actually read you on a molecular level (in case you're hiding something in your genes?)
It will be able to read your adrenaline levels (measuring your level of tension and excitement), as...
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Weed control has become a matter of national security. Along US southern coastal rivers, most particularly Texas' Rio Grande, an invasive species of plant known as giant reed is encroaching on the water, overrunning international border
access roads, and creating a dense cover for...
Friday, November 18, 2011
How can we find home-grown terrorists who have been indoctrinated by (usually) internet propaganda, like Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan, who opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, killing 12 people and wounding 31 others?
The Defense Dept. intelligence Agency (DARPA) is asking scientists to look at the emails of groups of...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Those of us who watch our brave young soldiers
on the TV news are often appalled by all the heavy equipment they have to carry, but soon they may be able to detect IEDs
with a single sheet of...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
We're prepared not only for a possible nuclear power plant meltdown of our own, but we're also more prepared for a terrorist "dirty bomb." The amount of radiation released during the Fukushima nuclear disaster
was so great that the level...
Monday, July 25, 2011
If we could see the future
, we would be able to head off potential nuclear strikes. Now researchers have discovered how to use a crystal ball to protect homeland security: They've developed crystals that can be used to detect nuclear threats,...
Monday, May 30, 2011
Congress just passed the extension of the Patriot Act with hardly a murmur and it was signed into law on May 27. Now Senator Ron Wyden (D Oregon) says that what the public has been led to believe the act allows and how the government secretly interprets it are two different things. The reason is that the government's interpretations of the act are...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Perhaps we could have killed Osama bin-Laden with a drone, but since he rarely left his compound, our soldiers had to go in and get him
instead. In Whitley's new novel Hybrids
, he writes about machine-men who are engineered to...
Monday, April 18, 2011
The recent Japanese nuclear power plant meltdown has spurred scientists on to find better ways to detect radiation
. They could also use these methods to search for countries (like Iran) that are secretly making nuclear weapons--as well as terrorists who...
Friday, April 8, 2011
Scientists have developed a spray-on material that both detects terrorist bombs
AND renders them harmless. This may end government restrictions on liquids that can be carried onboard airliners. Researcher Allen Apblett says, "This stuff is going to be used anywhere terrorist...
Thursday, December 9, 2010
If you're getting ready to fly home for Christmas
, you have to ask yourself this: Are airport scans and pat downs
making us safer or playing into the hands of terrorists? Are they even...
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
In the past few years, people in the US and UK have been horrified to discover that many of the terrorists in their midst are "home grown,"
that is, citizens of their countries who have embraced a radical...
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Your doctor and dentist are careful not to give you too many X-rays, but a new report says that Homeland Security has bought 500 mobile X-ray vans that can scan cars, trucks and homes without the drivers or residents even knowing it's been done. The vans contain Z Backscatter X-ray devices, which aim a powerful X-ray beam that can of penetrate 14...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Before it explodes - Would international travel or internet sites and documentary films about foreign places help stop jihadist attacks? Could student foreign exchanges help as well? All these things could help end terrorism if they cause terrorists to be less identified with their own ethnic group.
New research shows...
Sunday, June 20, 2010
One of the main things we worry about in the future is another terrorist attack. Dhiren Barot was an al Qaeda operative involved in plots to blow up the London subway, among other targets. To maximize the damage and the terror, he planned to pack some of his bombs with toxic gas (Whitley's novel Critical Mass explores a similar scenario)....
Thursday, May 6, 2010
A suspicious package was found in Times Square today and thearea was evacuated. The precautionary evacuation wascanceled after the bomb squad determined that the packagedid not contain explosives.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
If the would-be bomber had read unknowncountry.com (and we're glad he didn't), he would have KNOWN his fertilizer bomb wouldn't ignite, since we reported on this 3 years ago! Support the truth: Subscribe today. And if you love conspiracy as much as we do, don't miss Jim Marrs at this year's Dreamland Festival!
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
For your smartphone - Science triumphs again! If you've got a "smartphone," which is the "Swiss Army Knife" of cell phones, you're probably constantly looking for new "apps" to buy for it. Here's one you didn't expect: an app that detects toxic chemicals in the atmosphere.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
What we're REALLY fighting about! - Some researchers think that al-Qaeda IS NOT fighting a war of religion, it's fighting a WATER WAR.
On Alternet.org, Steven Solomon writes: "The unfolding global water crisis increasingly influences the outcome of America's two wars, homeland defense against international terrorism, and...
Monday, March 29, 2010
if marriage customs changed - Suicide bombers are recruited through a sad kind of conspiracy: According to promises made in the Quran, "When a martyr for Allah takes his place in Paradise, he will marry beautiful-eyed young women, will be spared the torments of the tomb, will not submit to the Day of Judgment and will have one...
Thursday, March 25, 2010
As suicide bombers - As well as the potential of cyberattacks that would knock out Western computer networks, terrorists are using their own internet children's websites to recruit suicide bombers, especially among girls, who are faring the worst in these Jihadist battles.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
What happened When We Put LSD in It? - There are new forms of terrorism being planned all the time, but countries (including the US!) were perpetrating vile experiments on their ALLIES as long as 50 years ago.
In the March 11th edition of the Telegraph, Henry Samuel writes about the "cursed bread" mystery of Pont-Saint-...