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Terrorists Planning to Use Planes?Again

Abcnews.com reports that U.S. intelligence is warning that there are at least a dozen terrorists with flight training who have infiltrated foreign flight crews or have learned how to take over cargo planes. Several of them are French nationals. This is why the U.S. cancelled recent flights from France and is requiring armed guards on some...

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Muslims Crossing Mexican Border

We're used to stories about illegal Mexican and South American immigrants crossing over the Mexican border into California and the Southwest. But there are gangs that specialize in smuggling Arabs into the U.S. from Mexico as well. And a new political movement in Mexico identifies illegal immigrants in the U.S. with Palestinians.

Last...

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Middle Eastern Terrorists Sneaking into South America

Terrorists are deploying in South America, and using the countries there as bases from which to attack the U.S. For instance, Paraguay reports that many visitors who look Middle Eastern are carrying European passports but can't speak the language of the country they're supposed to be from.

Yoram East writes for G2Bulletin about a "...

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Al-Qaeda Attacks Could Lead to Military Takeover in U.S.

General Tommy Franks, who led U.S. forces in Iraq, says that an attack on U.S. soil with a weapon of mass destruction that causes large casualties will be likely to lead to an end to the U.S. Constitution in favor of a military-run government.

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Al-Qaeda Videos Alert Sleeper Cells

Why does al-Qaeda regularly release video tapes showing images of Osama bin-Laden that contain nothing dated (like a newspaper page) to show he's still alive, with a voice-over that may?or may not?be his? Since these tapes don't provide proof that he's alive, what's the point? It may be this: no matter who's doing the talking, the words contain...

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Our Skies are Safe, but What About the Sea?

Intelligence agencies are warning that the next major al-Qaeda attack will come by sea, rather than by air or on land. Earlier this year, a chemical tanker, the Dewi Madrim, was hijacked by pirates in speedboats off the coast of Sumatra. And we recently reported that al-Qaeda has amassed a fleet of 15 ships. Terrorists are also taking deep sea...

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Terrorist Money from?Cincinnati?

We're used to hearing about money being funneled to terrorist organizations from the Saudi royal family, but a new report in the G2bulletin.com says that a money laundering scheme selling stolen goods in a poor neighborhood of Cincinnati earned more than $100 million for terrorists.

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Al-Qaeda has Terror Navy

Al-Qaeda has bought at least 15 ships in the last two years, creating the first terrorist navy since pirates roamed the Caribbean. Lloyds of London has helped Britain's MI6 and the CIA trace the sales, which were made through a Greek shipping agent suspected of having personal contact with bin-Laden. Right now, the fleet is thought to be in the...

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Terrorists in U.S. Buying Nukes from Russia

A radioactive package on its way to the U.S. was seized in the Kiev airport. An official with the Ukraine Ministry of Emergencies says the package was emitting radiation ''at a rate which is thousands of times higher than the acceptable norm in Kiev of 0.05 milliroentgens.'' It was found in the luggage depot, and Russian diplomatic sources say...

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Compelling Evidence for Government Complicity in 911

In our latest Insight, Walter E. Davis writes, "Clearly, one of the most critical questions of the twenty-first century concerns why the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were not prevented?There are numerous aspects regarding the official stories about September 11th which do not fit with known facts, which contradict each other, which...

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Vatican New Al-Qaeda Target

Muslim prophets say the long-term targets of terrorism will continue to be Washington and New York. "There can be no doubt of the profound hostility entertained by Muslim apocalyptic writers towards the United States, and their intense desire to humiliate it and see it destroyed forever," says Islamic expert David Cook. However, a new major...

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911 Insider Trading Linked to CIA

While most of us were shocked and appalled by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, some people made money?a lot of money?from them. A number of transactions in the financial markets indicated clear and specific knowledge about what was going to happen that day. And the reason may the large number of people who were once high up in the CIA and went on to...

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Israel Almost Had 911 Too

On the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on Washington D.C. and the Twin Towers in New York, the Israeli military has announced that al-Qaeda recently tried to hijack a Saudi F-15E fighter and crash it into a major office tower in Israel.

Because of this, Israel is trying to get the U.S. to convince the Saudis to remove their...

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Terrorist Worms

Microsoft thinks the recent "Blaster" worm and SoBig computer viruses are a terrorist attack and is cooperating with the FBI. Microsoft says the viruses exhibit signs of a coordinated attack by someone wanting to disrupt world commerce. However, no terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the worms. Also, a terrorist attack...

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When it Comes to Terrorism, We're 5th in Line

Who's next on the terrorism checklist? The British government says it's received "credible intelligence" that terrorists in Saudi Arabia might fire a missile at a British passenger jet leaving from King Khaled airport in Riyad. The World Markets Research Center in London says the U.S. is 5th in line, when it comes to targeted countries, after...

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Moms Near 9/11 had Smaller Babies

The smoke and toxic dust from the destruction of the World Trade Center on 911 affected pregnant women living nearby, causing them to have smaller babies, which tend to have more health and developmental problems. A new report says the White House told the EPA to downplay the dangers of the dust so as not to cause a panic. If they'd been honest...

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Against the War? You're on the List

Andrew Gumbel writes in The (U.K.) Independent that next time you take a plane trip, be aware that you may be on a secret government list. The government has finally admitted it's been keeping a list of anti-war activists, and targeting them for extra airport security checks.

People who protested the Iraq war have begun to notice they?re...

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Osama Caught?and Let Go?in Iran

Italian intelligence says Osama bin-Laden and his son Saad have been traveling to Iran from Afghanistan regularly for meetings with al-Qaeda members there. They use Iranian passports and identify themselves as businessmen. When they were recently spotted in Tehran a few days before the May 12 suicide strikes in Saudi Arabia, they were detained...

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Al-Qaeda Doctrine Infiltrating U.S.

A senate subcommittee on terrorism says Saudi Arabia is indoctrinating U.S. Muslims in terrorism. They say the Saudis plan to build hundreds of mosques in the U.S. in a bid to take control of Islam here, and that they're also trying to indoctrinate U.S. soldiers and prisoners. There's still no sign of Osama bin-Laden, but Iran has arrested 40...

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Mystery of Vanished Jumbo Jet

Pierre Thomas writes in abcnews.com that U.S. intelligence has launched a secret search for a Boeing 727 passenger jet that mysteriously disappeared in Africa three weeks ago."When an aircraft of this size has been missing for so long it does raise some questions as to where it is and what it's being used for," says Chris Yates, editor of Jane'...

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Al-Qaeda Planning Nuclear Attacks

A new CIA report says al-Qaeda is getting ready to use chemical, biological and nuclear weapons "to cause mass casualties." However, the report says, "most attacks?will probably will be small-scale, incorporating relatively crude delivery means and easily produced or obtained chemicals, toxins or radiological substances."

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Al-Qaeda Water Threat

Al-Qaeda has announced it's going to try to poison the U.S. water supply. Spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj told al-Majallah magazine in London that "al-Qaeda (does not rule out) using Sarin gas and poisoning drinking water in U.S. and Western cities.?

A U.S. intelligence official says, "It is very difficult to covertly poison a reservoir...

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Terrorist Warning from Plants

Imagine walking through your neighborhood and suddenly noticing that all the plants have turned brown. A sudden drought? No?a terrorist warning. Lakshmi Sandhana writes in the Christian Science Monitor that plants are being genetically engineered to turn fluorescent green or sickly brown within minutes or hours of exposure to chemical weapons....

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Terrorist Alert for Airports

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an aviation alert, asking pilots and airport personnel to be on the watch for suspicious activity in or around airports. Pilots that fly overseas are on even higher alert.

This may have to do with the recent arrest in Pakistan of Waleed bin Attash, who is accused of planning the bombing of...

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Terrorism Getting Worse, Better?or Both?

Intelligence officials say al-Qaeda no longer has the power it had during 911. It's split into two competing groups?one of which is operating in Iran and is in contact with with Osama bin Laden, who is believed to be hiding along Afghanistan's border with Pakistan. Saad bin Laden, one of Osama's sons, is one of the leaders of that group. In a...

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Oklahoma Bombing Linked to Islamic Terrorists

The FBI has found evidence that former Iraqi soldiers were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma bombing that killed 185 people. A group of Arab men with links to Iraqi intelligence, Palestinian extremists and possibly al-Qaeda may have used Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols as front men to blow up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. TV reporter...

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Drug for Dirty Bombs

While the U.S. is relieved to be winning the Iraq war, we're all quaking at the thought of possible terrorist retaliation. Now scientists have created a drug called HE2100 that can protect people from the effects of a nuclear attack. Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals says it will protect most people outside the immediate area of where the bomb hits...

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Terrorists May Have Crossed Mexican Border with Bioweapons

U.S. and Mexican officials are searching for six Iraqis who crossed the border into the southern U.S. who may have "toxic materials" requiring refrigeration. These could be either biological or radiological materials. The Iraqis got into the U.S. with the help of the same human smugglers who bring in illegal aliens. Tips from the public, as...

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Terror Threat to Nuke and Chem Plants

Terrorists have targeted our largest nuclear power plant, the Palo Verde plant near Phoenix, and security officials are looking for Iraqi "sleeper cells" that might carry out the attack. National Guard troops have been sent to guard the facility. And congress warns that millions of Americans are in danger if terrorists manage to successfully...

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Bioweapon in Locker at Paris Train Station

The poison ricin has been found inside a locker at the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris. Ricin, a toxin found in castor beans, is 6,000 times more powerful than cyanide and can be ingested or inhaled. Officials say there were "two vials with a powder, a bottle filled with a liquid and two smaller bottles also containing a liquid" in the...

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