Counterterror

  December 2, 2015, 19 Americans were killed and 21 wounded in four incidents, one dead, three wounded in Georgia (Atlanta Journal Constitution), two dead in Texas in two incidents (ABC News) and 14 killed and 17 wounded in San Bernardino, California (NPR). In addition, two of the alleged shooters in California were killed and a police officer […]

On Dec. 21, 2012, I put $16 Million imaginary dollars in equal imaginary investments in 16 real energy companies; $8.0 in the Sustainable Energy space and $8.0 in the fossil fuel space. Excluding the value of dividends and transaction costs, but including the bankruptcy or crash of three companies in the sustainable energy space, As […]

After bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, the FBI and the Boston Police tracked down the alleged terrorists, who in the course of their flight killed a cop at MIT, hijacked a Mercedes, fired and threw bombs at police, and tried to ram the police with the stolen car.

Via Airstrike Kills Senior Al-Qaida Leader in Yemen – NYTimes.com. SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say an airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida leader who was wanted in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. The airstrike resembled earlier U.S. drone attacks, but the U.S. did not immediately confirm it. Local official Abu Bakr […]

We missed this account of the May 2011 Kandahar jailbreak, which has some details which, we think, should be sobering to anyone who writes off the Taliban as adversaries. They’ve demonstrated that they can learn, adapt, improvise and coordinate complicated projects involving many people without being stopped by an informant, eavesdropping of any type, or […]

Assuming – for argument’s sake – law enforcement finds all of these tunnels eventually – each completed tunnel which is found presumably is a conduit for some amount of contraband; further, tunnels are only one capital-intensive way of moving profitable loads of banned goods (submersible and small submarines being another example). How  does it make […]

The BBC reports that litigation between a charter company and an aviation company involving a fee dispute has led to new details of rendition flights. US court case reveals CIA rendition details summarizes the new details and previous disclosures from other sources, including leaked documents and reports from human rights organizations. Some of the details […]

    Ex-SAS soldier John McAleese, who led the raid that ended the 1980 siege at Iran’s embassy in London, has died. Mr McAleese, who was in his early 60s, died on Friday in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Foreign Office said. The former sergeant led the team which blew out the building’s windows and rescued 24 […]

The BBC has  reported that a Taliban attack on a British compound in Kabul has killed at least a dozen people.  Attack on British Council compound in Kabul kills 12 .  What’s particularly disturbing is the coordinated nature of the attack, which involved at least three elements:  one force which staged a diversionary attack nearby, […]

If terrorism can make Americans afraid of each other, they’ve advanced their agenda both by bring divisive, and also by diverting attention from real threats. From Dina Temple-Raston, NPR national security correspondent, on NPR’s Morning Edition. Audio available later today.  Excerpted from NPR’s Terrorism Training Casts Pall Over Muslim Employee In the first of two […]

DID former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Tom Ridge, a former homeland security secretary, and Frances Townsend, a former national security adviser, all commit a federal crime last month in Paris when they spoke in support of the Mujahedeen Khalq at a conference organized by the Iranian opposition group’s advocates? […]

Financial Cryptography reports that A classified Dutch government report has revealed that criminals stole 341,956 passports, identity cards, visa stickers and drivers’ licences from European government facilities since 2000. descargar the switch i want to watch the full film of Unknown Financial Cryptography,  citing 341,956 blank EU travel documents in criminal hands on  NRC Handelsblad […]

In response to the Christmas Day attempted terror attack, President Obama’s actions and former Vice President Cheney’s comments highlight the differences between the two administrations: The Bush Administration was famous for not being “Reality Based” (NY Times). The Obama Administration investigates first, thinks, and ACTS(Reuters), while accepting responsibility for any failures.  “Ultimately, the buck stops […]