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San Bernardino Attack: It was Terrorism

The FBI has now confirmed that the attack in San Bernardino, California on December 2 was an act of terrorism, but apparently not ordered by any terror group. The two attackers were a married couple with a six month old child who they have left an orphan. The couple, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik did not fit the image of poverty and...
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ISIS Threatens US

ISIS released a videotaped message today threatening an attack on Washington DC, and warning that all countries involved in the war against the terror group are liable to attack. In the US, heightened airport security is being instituted, and a flight from Washington to Boston was evacuated, with two passengers questioned and then released....
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ISIS Launches Devastating Attack on Paris

Islamic terrorists have carried out horrific attacks across the City of Light, leaving at least 153 innocent people dead, most of them at a rock concert at the Bataclan concert hall where the California group Eagles of Death Metal were giving a concert. This was the largest of a co-ordinated group of attacks across the city, and there is no...
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Was that Russian Plane Shot Down?

It increasingly appears as if the Russian Metrojet airbus that crashed in the Sinai with the loss of 224 lives on October 31 broke up in flight. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the crash, saying that it destroyed the plane, presumably with a missile. It is not generally believed that ISIS possesses missiles with enough range to reach a...
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TSA to Require Transparent Clothing

The Transportation Security Administration announced today that all passengers who have ever been stopped and searched for any reason at TSA checkpoints will be required to wear transparent clothing in the future when moving through checkpoints. Officials refused to say how many passengers are involved, but sources within the agency have said that...
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Caesium-137 'disappears' in Kazakhstan

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...
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Does The World Need To Prepare For Another "9-11?"

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...
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Should the Pope Speak Out?

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...
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Weekender: Could the Chilling Fate of Flight MH370 Soon Be Revealed?

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...
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A Dire Warning: the Disappearance of Flight 370 May Be the Beginning of a Terror Attack, Not the End

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...
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Terror Threat Received Days Before Flight MH370 Went Missing

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....
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Weekender: Incontrovertible Evidence of Saudi 9-11 involvement?

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...
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New Form of Terrorism in the US?

New Form of Terrorism in the US?

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...
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Senator Introduce Bill to Rein in NSA Snoopers

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...
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What Happened to Michael Hastings?

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. ...
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Weaponized DNA Could be Assassination Tool

When it comes to war, guns and tanks (and even drones?) may soon be a thing of the past. Modern warfare (...
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We're Vulnerable to Germ Warfare

There are lots of attacks that don't involve bombs--or flying jets into buildings, as happened on 911 (NOTE: ...
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Now the TSA Can Check Your Molecules Before You Fly

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...
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Weeds as a Terrorist Weapon

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...
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Insects Fight Terrorism

New research may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans. But we'd better get there soon, because...
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Spotting Terrorists Before They Strike

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...
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A Sheet of Paper Can Protect Us from Terrorist Attacks

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...
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Thanks to the Japanese Meltdown, We're Ready

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...
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Another 911 Legacy: Government Spies

It's true--There are SPIES everywhere! Your cell phone wants to control you: it's...
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The Legacy of 911: Toxic Dust

What is the legacy of 911? (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). One of the less well-known results of that attack has to do with the TOXIC DUST that was given off when those buildings fell down. So far,...
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Use a Crystal Ball to Detect Terrorism

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,...
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Should We End the Patriot Act?

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...
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Future Soldiers May be Killer Robots

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...
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To Stay Safe, We Need to Detect Radiation

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...
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Now We Can Spray Bombs Away

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...
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