News Stories relating to "terrorism"
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Amidst fears that militant groups are looking to seize radioactive materials to use in a terror attack, reports now suggest that a containment of the highly radioactive and dangerous substance caesium-137 has disappeared in Kazakhstan.
Local police in the Mangistau region said that the container may have fallen from a transporter and...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Some sources in the world's media are reporting the chilling news that jihadists have stolen several commercial airliners.
With the anniversary of one of the world's worst terrorist attacks looming on September 11th, itself involving the use of stolen airplanes, the possibility of the planes being used as part of a new and equally...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Pope has allegedly been identified as a target by the terrorist group The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).
This intention apparently follows the Pope's condemnation of the terror organization's recent actions, when they beheaded a number of Christian victims. The Pope is a known pacifist and has been outspoken...
Friday, April 25, 2014
The search for the missing plane, Malaysia flight MH370, goes on, with not a single shred of evidence being uncovered to date.
The aircraft went missing on March 8, as it travelled from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Any morsel of new information regarding its whereabouts is being seized upon by the world's media, hungry for any news that...
Saturday, March 15, 2014
In his latest Journal entry
, Whitley Strieber warns that the preponderance of evidence suggests that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was hijacked, and that the plane is probably still intact and on the ground somewhere, and, if so, represents the greatest...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Information just made available by China Airlines has indicated that Beijing International Airport received a terror threat just a few days before the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went missing.
The identity of the terrorist is still unknown but he declared an affiliation with the East Turkestan Liberation Organisation....
Friday, December 20, 2013
On 9th September, 2001, the world's worst terrorist attack occurred, killing almost 3000 people. The official explanation for the terrible terrorist attacks that occurred on 11th September 2001, that the attacks were perpetrated by the terrorist group, al Qaeda, has been relentlessly disputed by researchers. In the four co-ordinated incidents...
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)....