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New Year's Eve Dirty Bomb Plot (2011)

NUCLEARNBIBLE.COM: 
Unbeknownst to most Americans, an insidious state-sponsored terror plot to detonate a “dirty bomb” in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve was exposed and subverted at the last minute.

The dirty bomb terror warning responsible for the failed terror plot was issued by Truther.org (see below) on December 26, 2011, and by January 1, 2012, the NYPD had executed a "very dedicated, aggressive agent" who was a trained explosives expert.

The dead ATF agent, John Capano, had previously taught explosives training to U.S. military personal in Afghanistan. Shortly after his return to the U.S., he was allegedly breaking up a local robbery in Long Island, New York, when he was outright murdered by a retired NYPD officer.

That very same day, US Army sergeant, Trey Scott Atwater, was arrested in Midland, Texas, while trying to get military grade C-4 plastic explosives onto an outbound flight. Atwater, who was allowed to clear airport security with the explosives at Fayetteville Regional Airport, was eventually arrested in Texas, but there is still no public record of his conviction or dismissal and the New Year’s story about a man with plastic explosives on a plane has all but vanished.

Roughly 10 days prior, an unnamed TSA agent was fired from Newark Airport in New Jersey after he failed to screen bags at a security checkpoint. It appears that the fired TSA agent was either a patsy in the dirty bomb plot or was fired to the show lapses in New York City airport security.

A couple weeks later on January 19, 2012, it was reported that radioactive material was stolen from a nuclear power station in Egypt. The report stated that a safe containing radioactive material at the Dabaa nuclear power plant was seized while another safe also containing radioactive material was broken open and part of its contents taken. Interestingly, despite the historic heist of nuclear material., an exact date of the nuclear theft was not conveniently given.

What role the stolen nuclear material would play in the New Year’s Eve Dirty Bomb Plot is unknown, but military grade explosives, stolen radioactive material from a Muslim country in revolution, a dead explosives expert and an open window in New York City airport security were all present surrounding the failed New Year’s Eve Dirty Bomb Plot.

Although the Times Square Dirty Bomb Plot was ultimately subverted, there is always the possibility that another dirty bomb plot will be conjured up for another time and place. This assertion is supported by the rash of recent thefts involving radiological material which ultimately indicates that the dirty bomb scenario is still in play.

Realistically and scientifically speaking, a dirty bomb, aside from the initial explosion, is overall relatively harmless. According to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), “the conventional explosive [of a dirty bomb] would be more harmful to individuals than the radioactive material”.

Despite the impotence of a dirty bomb, there have been at least 24 documented dirty bomb drills and exercises dealing with radiation exposure, radiation containment and radiation clean-up. These elaborate drills, which have simulated dirty bomb attacks on planes, auto shows, race car tracks, sports facilities and universities, have systematically programmed local, state and federal officials for impending dirty bomb terror. Adding credence to the dirty bomb threat are at least 5 dirty bomb plots which have been conveniently exposed by Western governments since 9/11.

Further hyping the dirty bomb threat is an unprecedented amount of dirty bomb propaganda which has been packaged as news and distributed via the mainstream and alternative media. Aside from terrorizing the public, dirty bomb propaganda spawned by government entities serves as plausible deniability for public officials in the aftermath of a dirty bomb attack.

Other forms of dirty bomb propaganda include various mainstream and alternative dirty bomb movies and television programs. These films, which contain massive amounts of fraudulent information that directly conflicts with dirty bomb facts as presented by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, serves no other purpose than to terrorize and misinform the public about the true nature of the dirty bomb threat.

Based on the accumulative data acquired to date in respect to the dirty bomb scenario, a dirty bomb is ultimately a psychological and economic weapon rather than a radiological one. The overall goal of a dirty bomb is to create mass panic, confusion and chaos, and to ultimately give government a reason to close, quarantine, and economically choke a large city to death. The sustained closure of any city due to alleged radiation contamination would cause irreversible economic damage and would negatively impact that city’s business and tourism for the foreseeable future.

Truther.org's New Years Eve Terror Warning

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January 31, 2012, marked the 2nd New Year's celebration since the death of 
Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 1, 2011, despite his death being reported on December 26, 2001, in Afghanistan. 

Two years prior on May 1, 2010, Pakistani national Faisal Shahzad attempted to attack Times Square in New York City with a WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction) and therefore a secondary WMD attack taking the form of a "Dirty Bomb" or a "Bio-terror Attack" may be planned. 

The World Trade Center was first attacked in 1993 prior to the 9/11 attack, and Times Square may suffer the same fate. The state of New York has conducted 4 "dirty bomb" terror drills in 2011 alone, more than any other previous year. 

The Obama administration desperately needs a war with Pakistan (a nuclear nation) and based on the foiled nuclear terror plot at Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011, they are behind schedule. 

Times Square in New York City may be the prime location of a nuclear false-flag terror attack in which Pakistan will be scapegoated. Based on the recent news and events surrounding Pakistan, New York and Times Square, it appears there is a real possibility of an attack transpiring. 

1. Aftermath Of New Year's Eve Terror Plot 
Prior to the January 31, 2011, New Year's celebration in Times Square, Truther.org published a false-flag warning stating that Times Square was a major false-flag terror target. The night passed without incident, but the next day news began to surface that indicates a terror plot was possibly scrapped at the last minute.An ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms) agent appears to have executed by a retired NYPD officer in Long Island, New York on January 31, 2011. The agent, John Capano, an expert in explosives, was accompanied by the retired officer and an off duty NYPD officer when he was shot while allegedly responding to a robbery. 

The same day, a US Army sergeant, Trey Scott Atwater, was arrested in Midland, Texas, while trying to get military grade explosives onto a flight. While these two cases may be unrelated, there is a real possibility that the explosives in question were destined for New York City where Capano was to use them in a Times Square terror attack. Coincidentally, a TSA agent was fired at Newark Airport in New Jersey on December 22, 2011, after a security breach. Whether this particular TSA agent was a patsy or the story was published to show lapses in security is debatable. Regardless, the three individuals in question have all had their life changed forever in what appears to be an attempt at cleaning up a messy situation after the Times Square terror plot was exposed. 

2. 2011 Holiday Terror Warnings
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued a joint notice to local law enforcement partners stating that federal officials "are not aware of any credible threats to the Homeland specifically timed to coincide with the 2011 holiday season." The DHS/FBI bulletin goes on to say that intelligence received in the last year suggests "terrorists recognize that the large gatherings occurring during the holiday season provide an opportunity for mass casualty attacks” and that "we remain concerned that violent extremists could seek to conduct small-scale attacks during this year's holiday season". 

3. 2011 Holiday Terror Attacks
Shortly after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI joint terror warning of November 2011, terror attacks in GermanyBelgium, and Italy have taken place in December of 2011. While these attacks have been blamed on random individuals and or lone wolves, there is evidence that suggests the contrary. The Belgium attacks were originally reported in the local press as the work of 3 gunmen, not just the 1 that made the mainstream news. News reports were then streamlined across the world stating that only one terrorist acted, a North African man named Nordine Amrani.

4. Times Square Terror Plots & Patsies
The attempted bombing of Times Square was a failed WMD terrorist act which occurred on May 1, 2010, in New York City. U.S. federal agents arrested Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistan-born U.S. resident, who allegedly stated that had trained at a Pakistani terrorist training camp. Allegedly, more than a dozen people in Pakistan were arrested in connection with the plot by Pakistani officials. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder later confirmed that the Pakistani Taliban had trained Shahzad to carry out the attack. Other incidents causing evacuations and widespread panic occurred in the months before the May 1, 2010, incident, as well as after up till the present. 

5. New Year's Terror Plots, Patsies, & Propaganda
Terror events on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day started roughly 9 months prior to 9/11 in Strasbourg, France, when 4 Algerians allegedly plotted to bomb a Christmas market. Since then, every year like clockwork, authorities in nations around the world issue terror warnings as the New Year approaches. Recent terror events surrounding New Year's Eve and Day includes a woman in Russia who allegedly planned to detonate herself in Red Square on New Year's Eve in 2010, a car bomb that detonated near the Coptic Christian Church in Alexandria, Egypt after a New Year’s Eve Mass which left 21 dead, 79 injured, and a terror warning from the terrorist group Boko Haram which states that it plans to bomb churches in the Southeast, South-South and Southwest of Nigeria during the New Year celebration.

6. "Credible" New York Terror Threat from Pakistan
Days before the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, U.S. terror authorities stated that there was a "credible" threat to New York City that may take the form of a truck bomb. Coincidentally, the threat was discovered after U.S. spy networks intercepted communications from an Al Qaeda operative in Pakistan. In response to the warning, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly states, “Terrorism is theater and this is the stage” and that “This is right now probably the world’s biggest stage. We have to think about a dirty bomb, where you take radiological material and mix it with conventional explosives.”

7. New York & New Jersey EAS Beta Tests
In the weeks leading up to the 2011 Holidays, New York and New Jersey were the chosen location of mass FEMA EAS (Emergency Alert System) beta tests. The EAS system was first activated on November 9, 2011, and is now operational nationwide. In the first case, a mass text message was sent out warning New Jersey cell phone users of a "civil emergency in this area until 1:24 p.m." and telling residents to "take shelter now", which inevitably caused a mass panic. Although Verizon, the phone company who issued the texts apologized, no reference was made to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's FEMA office who issued the text in the first place. A few days later, a second beta test was executed to finalize a check of the wireless emergency alert system in New York City. The digital FEMA program sends disaster alert messages to individuals in an area affected by an emergency.

8. New York Dirty Bomb Drills
Since 9/11, dirty bomb drills have become the norm in New York with 2 drills in 2011 alone. The first drill of 2011 was a week-long series of terror drills involving 12 of agencies and first responders with the focus on post-9/11 era nuclear terrorism, while the second drill focused on a simulated dirty bomb containing radioactive contaminants exploding. These drills prepare local, state, and federal law enforcement officials for a dirty bomb attack which now appears imminent. These drills also psychologically prepare government officials by insinuating that "terrorists" will be responsible for these atrocious acts of terror while evidence and history have shown otherwise.

9. New York Dirty Bomb Plots & Patsies
A number of dirty bomb plots and patsies have been conveniently "discovered" by the U.S. government targeting New York City and Times Square in particular. In the first case, a man named Dhiren Barot, the son of an international banker, allegedly targeted New York City with a dirty bomb. The second incident is the more widely known case of Al Qaeda who issued a dirty bomb scare of the 10th 9/11 anniversary. These incidents appear to be contrived in an attempt to terrorize the public, justify the war on terror, and psychologically prepare the American public for the dirty bomb scenario. A dirty bomb card is in the false-flag deck, the question is whether it will be played in New York City on New Year’s Eve. 

10. 2011 New Year's Eve Movie
The film "New Year's Eve" has arguably the largest cast of celebrities ever assembled with stars and celebrities from all walks of life including: Halle BerryJessica BielJon Bon JoviAbigail BreslinChris "Ludacris" BridgesRobert De Niro, Josh DuhamelZac EfronHéctor ElizondoKatherine HeiglAshton KutcherSeth Meyers,  Lea MicheleSarah Jessica ParkerRussell Peters Michelle PfeifferTil SchweigerHilary Swank, and Sofía Vergara

The film states that over "1 billion" people will watch the ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve. In the film, Russell Peters, works for a catering company whose logo clearly represents the shape of a nuclear detonation. While it is unclear what the name of the catering company is, it looks as though it may be named "Arlington Catering Company". This is significant in that the 
Super Bowl XLV nuclear terror plot that was subverted on February 6, 2011, took place in Arlington, Texas.

11. The Dirty Bomb(s)?
As of February 1, 2011, 5 days prior to Super Bowl XLV, Wikileaks revealed that Al Qaeda has a nuclear weapon, or at least a dirty bomb. On November 24, 2011, it was reported that three nuclear weapons were allegedly stolen from Oman. In 1979 or the early 1980's, current Prime Minister of EnglandDavid Cameron, allegedly traveled to South Africa along with a nuclear technician on behalf of the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and returned with a deal for 3 nuclear weapons. These nuclear weapons were then allegedly shipped to Oman whereby they were put in private sector storage. The weapons were eventually stolen by John Bredenkamp, an international arms dealer who allegedly sold them to Britain and then stole them back to sell on the Black market. Should these nukes be used on America in a false-flag terror scenario, Pakistan will take the blame. Pakistan, aside from its alleged role in terrorism, is the greatest nuclear proliferator on record and will surely be scapegoated in any nuclear attack against the West.

12. The "Bang" & "Bomb" Warnings
n the weeks leading up to the 2011 Holidays, two distinct incidents have occurred using the word "Bang" and "Bomb". Although both incidents occurred in California, they draw considerable suspicion nonetheless. The first incident occurred when a backpack with the word "bang" written on it prompted authorities to evacuate sections of Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. The second incident occurred when a  longshoreman discovered a shipping container in the Port of Los Angeles with the word "bomb" painted on the outside. Shortly after the 2011 Super Bowl nuclear terror plot was exposed, a San Diego Port Authority officer stated that a "nuclear device" or "dirty bomb" had made entry into America but wouldn't specify which port.

13. Lone Wolf & Homegrown Terror Warnings
The U.S. and Israeli government apparently know the inner workings of terrorism because they are all predicting the exact same thing: a "lone wolf" or "lone offender" will commit terror attacks upon America in the very near future. Which begs the question: If the future terrorist is a “lone wolf”, how is the known that he or she is planning an attack if they are not communicating with anyone else? A "lone wolf" is much easier to handle publicly, criminally and politically than a grand conspiracy. The propaganda groundwork for the "lone wolf" has been fed to the American public via mainstream and alternative media outlets in an attempt to divert attention from the real terrorist group that will likely execute the terror attack: Israeli Mossad. Remember, "Lone Wolf" is the new terror buzzword and it means that every American is now a terror suspect.

December 2, 2011: U.S. Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano said Friday that the risk of "lone wolf" attackers, with no ties to known extremist networks or grand conspiracies, is on the rise as the global terrorist threat has shifted. "The thing that's most noticeable to me is the growth of the lone wolf," the single attacker who lives in the United States or elsewhere who is not part of a larger global conspiracy or network, she said.

December 8, 2011: The White House unveiled a new strategy to battle homegrown terrorism by fostering coordination between local authorities and teaching officials to better recognize violent extremism. “What we have to do is be prepared for these different types of approaches that al Qaeda is pursuing,” Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, told NPR. “The large attacks, the small attacks, the groups that are operating together and the individuals who may be vulnerable to these types of entreaties.”

14. 2011 Holiday Pakistani Terror Patsies
Just prior to the 2011 Holidays, 2 cases involving Pakistanis and terrorism have surfaced in the U.K and the U.S. on the same date of December 21, 2011. In the first case, a Pakistani woman was charged with sending money to help fund terrorist attacks against U.S. military personnel. In the second case, a Pakistani national with a student visa was arrested in Britain after getting of a flight from Dubai for "Carrying Terrorist Document'.

15. Terror Scapegoat: Pakistan
The Pakistani Government, its ISI, Osama bin Laden (who was killed in Pakistan), and alleged terrorists groups within Pakistan have allegedly plotted, financed or executed almost every single act of terror against the West on record for the last 20 years. Should a major terror attack on America take place, Pakistan will be scapegoated and the attack will be touted as revenge for the unprovoked U.S. & NATO attack on Pakistan on November 26, 2011,

The following terror 31 related events have all been tied to Pakistan directly via planning, logistics, finance, or the alleged suspects and masterminds in these terror events were arrested in Pakistan, killed in Pakistan, or escaped to Pakistan.

The World Trade Center Bombing (1993)
, Benazir Bhutto Assassination Attempt (1993), Bombing of Philippine Airlines Flight 434 (1994), Bojinka Terror Plot (1995), U.S. Airliner Bombing Plot (1995), U.S. Embassy Bombings (1998), U.S.S. Cole Bombing (2000), Millennium Terror Plot (2000), 9/11 Terror Attacks (2001), Indian Parliament Terror Attack (2001), Shoe Bombing of Flight 63 (2001), Beheading of Daniel Pearl (2002) , U.S. Bank Tower Terror Plot (2002), Bali Terror Attacks (2002), Madrid Terror Attacks (2004), London Terror Attacks (2005), Delhi Terror Attacks (2005), Varanasi Terror Attacks (2006), Ontario Terror Plot (2006), Mumbai Train Bombings (2006), Hyderabad Terror Attacks (2007), Assassination of Pakistani President Benazir Bhutto (2007), Mumbai Terror Attacks (2008), 2008 Indian Embassy Bombing (2008), Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attack (2009), CIA Terror Attack at Camp Chapman (2009), Times Square Bombing (2010), World Cup Bombings (2010), Assassination of Osama bin Laden (2011), U.S. Military Bombing (2011), Kabul Bombing (2011), and U.S. Embassy and NATO Headquarters Attack (2011).

16. Nuclear Terror Scapegoat: Pakistan
Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan, with the alleged approval of the Pakistani government, has proliferated nuclear weapons and technology to countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and the UAE. Should a nuclear terror incident occur against the West, Pakistan will either be scapegoated for the attack directly, as the supplier of the nuclear technology, or as the supplier of the HEU (highly enriched uranium). 

17: Breaking Terror News from Pakistan 
News and events relating to Pakistan and terrorism have been everywhere in the last few years but have increased tremendously since the November 26, 2011, attack by the U.S. and NATO forces. Since this attack, Pakistan has retaliated by closing NATO supply lines, ordering drone attacks to stop, closing U.S. drone bases, and stating that they will retaliate if attacked again. Also, the U.S. just arrested an alleged Pakistani terrorist in America and Al Qaeda in Pakistan has just kidnapped an American Jew. All these events indicate that the World War III nuclear scenario with Pakistan as predicted in The Nuclear Bible is now inevitable. Considering that the Pakistani President has been in hospital, a military coup by alleged Islamic extremists may be in the works.


1. AFTERMATH OF NEW YEAR'S EVE TERROR PLOT


Prior to the January 31, 2011, New Year's celebration in Times Square, Truther.org published a false-flag warning stating that Times Square was a major false-flag terror target. The night passed without incident, but the next day news began to surface that indicates a terror plot was possibly scrapped at the last minute.An ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms) agent appears to have executed by a retired NYPD officer in Long Island, New York on January 31, 2011. The agent, John Capano, an expert in explosives, was accompanied by the retired officer and an off duty NYPD officer when he was shot while allegedly responding to a robbery. 

The same day, a US Army sergeant, Trey Scott Atwater, was arrested in Midland, Texas, while trying to get military grade explosives onto a flight. While these two cases may be unrelated, there is a real possibility that the explosives in question were destined for New York City where Capano was to use them in a Times Square terror attack. Coincidentally, a TSA agent was fired at Newark Airport in New Jersey on December 22, 2011, after a security breach. Whether this particular TSA agent was a patsy or the story was published to show lapses in security is debatable. Regardless, the three individuals in question have all had their life changed forever in what appears to be an attempt at cleaning up a messy situation after the Times Square terror plot was exposed. 

Title: TSA Worker Suspended After Security Breach At New Jersey's Newark Airport
Date: December 27, 2011
Source: 
Fox News 

Abstract: The Transportation Security Administration has suspended one of its employees at Newark's Liberty International Airport after a security breach occurred last Thursday.

TSA Officials say that the security worker, who has been with the agency since 2002, failed to screen two bags before sending them to a staging area to be placed on two international flights. A co-worker had noticed the improper screening which enabled them to quickly conduct a rescreening before loading the luggage onto the two aircraft. The flights were able to leave with no delay.

"The safety of the traveling public is TSA’s top priority.  We hold our employees to the highest professional standards and take appropriate action when necessary. The individual in question is no longer performing screening duties and appropriate action is being taken," TSA Spokesman Greg Soule told FoxNews.com

A TSA source at Newark airport told FoxNews.com that there could have been many reasons for the breach and that “test luggage” is often sent through the checkpoints to keep security officers on their toes.

“The worker could have been distracted for a second, or someone may have been talking to them and they didn’t give a complete screening,” the TSA source said, adding that additional training is likely when the worker is off of suspension.

The source claims that the worker was operating a program that he was not certified to run ,making any bag that was cleared on his watch a security breach.

Officials for the TSA did not immediately confirm or deny the claim (Fox News, 2011)

Title: Army Sergeant Charged For Allegedly Bringing Explosives Into Texas Airport
Date: January 1, 2012
Source: Fox News 

Abstract:  A US Army sergeant has been charged for bringing explosives into a Texas airport in his bag.
Trey Scott Atwater, a 30-year-old Sergeant First Class, was in custody Sunday, KVUE-TV reported. He will be held at least until Tuesday when he is arraigned.

Atwater was taken into custody for questioning Saturday after the C-4 plastic explosive was found in his carry-on luggage at a Transit Security Administration checkpoint at Midland International Airport.

The discovery prompted authorities to close the airport terminal for an hour.

C-4 is a military-grade high explosive that will not ignite without the use of a detonator. No other components were found in an initial search of Atwater's bags.

Atwater was headed to Fort Bragg in North Carolina after visiting relatives when the C-4 was discovered.

The US Army said in a statement that Atwater had no known connection to any terrorist activities (Fox News, 2012)

Title: Cops: Pharmacy Robber, Fed Agent Shot Dead in NY
Date: 
January 1, 2012
Source: 
ABC News

AbstractAn off-duty federal law enforcement agent responding to an armed robbery at a pharmacy on Long Island was fatally shot along with the heist suspect, who had taken money and painkillers from the store before he was killed Saturday.

The off-duty Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent died after being taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound, Nassau County police Lt. Kevin Smith said.

The ATF identified the fallen agent as 51-year-old John Capano, a 23-year veteran of the agency, who lived in Massapequa and was married with two children.

Rory O'Connor, assistant special agent in charge in the ATF's New York office, said Capano was a customer at the pharmacy when he chose to intervene in the robbery and apprehend the suspect. "During the course of the struggle, John was shot," O'Connor said.

He described Capano as a "very dedicated, aggressive agent" who, as a trained explosives expert, taught U.S. military and local forces in Afghanistan and Iraq how to do blast investigations.

"He was a veteran agent who did his job well," O'Connor said. "Even though off-duty, he felt the need to take action in an attempt to protect the public from a known robber."

Nassau County police said the unidentified man entered the pharmacy in Seaford and announced an armed robbery about 2 p.m., looking for painkillers and money. Police said that as the man was leaving the store, he was confronted by three individuals — the ATF agent, an off-duty city police officer and a retired Nassau County police officer.

Shots rang out, and the suspect was struck, the painkillers and cash dropping to the ground, Smith said. The ATF agent also was wounded.

Smith said it was not immediately clear who shot the ATF agent, or how or why the off-duty officer and retired officer arrived at the location at about the same time.

Police declined to say what kind of weapon the robbery suspect was carrying.

The ATF agent was taken to Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, where he died. The NYPD officer and retired police officer also were taken to the hospital to be treated for trauma.

Police closed off the sidewalk with tape and covered the body with a white sheet while they investigated, said Razov Felice, owner of an Italian restaurant located down the street. Felice said the area has been struggling with a growing tide of prescription drug abuse.

"There is a lot of problem in Long Island with these drugs," Felice said. "I don't know what people are thinking. The more people talk about these drugs, the more people are trying them."

The shooting occurred about 30 miles west of another Long Island pharmacy where four people were gunned down by a drug addict during a robbery in June on Father's Day.

Nationwide, armed robberies at pharmacies rose 81 percent between 2006 and 2010, from 380 to 686, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

There have been a number of incidents in which New York-area police have fired at off-duty officers who were responding to a crime.

In March, an off-duty Metropolitan Transportation Authority police authority officer shot a Nassau County police officer who was in plainclothes and carrying a rifle. Both men were responding to a crime scene in the town of Massapequa Park.

In May, a New York Police Department officer shot and killed an off-duty colleague who was carrying a gun while chasing a suspected car thief in East Harlem.

In 2008, Westchester County police officers killed an off-duty officer from the New York suburb of Mount Vernon, N.Y. as he was intervening in a fight (ABC News, 2012)

Title: ATF Man Killed In Robbery
Date: 
January 1, 2012
Source: 
New York Post

Abstract: A veteran explosives expert for the ATF who just returned from a four-month tour in Iraq and Afghanistan was shot dead in a wild melee at a Long Island drugstore yesterday between law officers and a drug-hungry thief, who was also killed, sources said.

Officials said off-duty ATF Agent John Capano, 51, a father of two, was trying to foil an armed robbery at the Charlie’s Family Pharmacy in Seaford when his life was violently cut short.

“He’s a hero,” said ATF Special Agent Joe Anarumo. “He just happened to be in the area.”

Nassau County police said the tragic chain of events that led to Capano’s death began when the 40-year-old suspect entered the pharmacy carrying a pistol in his waistband at 1:54 p.m. and announced a robbery.

As the crook left the store with his pockets stuffed with cash and the painkiller OxyContin, he encountered three men “involved with law enforcement,” cops said.

Sources told The Post that two women witnessed the robbery in progress, and ran next door to the Seaford Deli, where they found a retired Nassau police lieutenant and an off-duty NYPD cop. The two officers then rushed next door.

Capano — a 23-year ATF vet who recently returned from overseas training the military about explosives — followed the suspect, ready to pounce, sources said. He had been at the store as a customer; his wife and at least one of his kids was waiting in a car outside, a source said.

All three lawmen men descended on the would-be thief. During the ensuing melee, someone’s gun went off, and Capano was shot.

Sources said it was unclear whose weapon fired at the Long Island dad, but investigators are probing to see if it was the retired lieutenant’s gun.

Sources said the perpetrator then stood and pointed his gun, and was then shot dead. It was not clear who shot him, but the NYPD officer did discharge his gun, sources said.

Witnesses said they heard two loud pops followed by multiple shots, and then saw a man dead on the sidewalk.

“I heard shots, I heard five shots. I heard boom, boom, boom, and then a couple minutes later, the whole street is blocked off,” said Jin Jin Chen, 34.

At Capano’s home, his wife and their two children, a daughter, 16, a high school sophomore and a son, John, 18, were trying to cope, neighbors said.

“Their mother is distraught and the son he is not doing too good. He is crying,” said a neighbor, who described Capano as a “wonderful man” who plowed everyone’s driveways.

A close friend of Capano, Phil Heely, said they were both members of the Biltmore Beach Club. “We would meet at the beach club and watch a beautiful sunset,” he said.

Heely said he wasn’t surprised that Capano tried to stop a robbery.

“That’s just like him. He was already injured in the line of duty, and even with his injuries, he put his best foot forward,” he said, but did not elaborate about the injuries (New York Post, 2012)


Title: Bragg Soldier Stopped Twice For Ordnance In Luggage
Date: January 3, 2012
Source:
WRAL News

Abstract: A Fort Bragg soldier charged with having explosives in his carry-on luggage at a Texas airport was stopped earlier at Fayetteville Regional Airport when security screeners found a military grenade in his bag, according to the FBI.

Trey Scott Atwater, 30, was stopped at security at the Midland International Airport in Texas on Saturday after a Transportation Security Administration officer spotted a suspicious item in a carry-on bag during X-ray screening.

According to an FBI affidavit in the case, the material was C-4 plastic explosive. Officers found no detonator, meaning there was no way to ignite the explosive.

Atwater flew out of Fayetteville on Christmas Eve, and security there detained him after finding a military smoke grenade in the bag, the FBI affidavit states. TSA agents in Fayetteville didn't see any C-4 in the bag at the time, according to the affidavit, and they allowed Atwater to continue on the flight to Midland after confiscating the grenade and admonishing him.

Despite that incident, Atwater told FBI agents that he didn't know the explosives were in the bag, which he said he brought home from Afghanistan last April, according to the affidavit.

An instructor at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, Atwater said his 7th Special Forces Group team routinely carried at least two blocks of C-4 on any operation, the affidavit states. Since he was a demolitions expert, he often carried more, he told investigators.

Yet, he said, he hadn't used the bag since returning from deployment and only grabbed it from the garage of his Hope Mills home to carry children's items on a family trip to Texas over the holidays, the affidavit states. He expressed surprise that the C-4 was found inside.

Atwater was being held at the Midland County jail on a charge of trying to bring explosives onto an airplane.

Army officials say he is likely to face military discipline, in addition to the federal charge (WRAL News, 2012).

2. 2011 HOLIDAY TERROR WARNINGS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued a joint notice to local law enforcement partners stating that federal officials "are not aware of any credible threats to the Homeland specifically timed to coincide with the 2011 holiday season. " The DHS/FBI bulletin goes on to say that intelligence received in the last year suggests "terrorists recognize that the large gatherings occurring during the holiday season provide an opportunity for mass casualty attacks” and that "we remain concerned that violent extremists could seek to conduct small-scale attacks during this year's holiday season". Title: Feds: Holidays Could Tempt Terrorists -- But U.S. 'Not Aware Of Credible Threats'
Date:
 November 24, 2011
Source:
 CNN

Abstract: Terrorists could decide to launch attacks during the holiday season but the United States has no evidence any plots are being planned, according to a federal law enforcement intelligence bulletin issued Wednesday.

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI joint notice to local law enforcement partners says federal officials "are not aware of any credible threats to the Homeland specifically timed to coincide with the 2011 holiday season. " CNN obtained a copy of the document, which goes on to say intelligence received in the last year suggests "terrorists recognize that the large gatherings occurring during the holiday season provide an opportunity for mass casualty attacks."

During the May raid that killed Osama bin Laden, information was retrieved saying that as recently as February of 2010 al Qaeda was considering the merits of launching U.S. attacks on holidays such as Christmas. But officials don't know if that idea was broadly shared with al Qaeda foot soldiers and, if so, whether they were receptive to the idea. Some al Qaeda affiliates were reported to be more interested in launching attacks in their local regions and less inclined to attack the U.S.

The bulletin reminds law enforcement officers the U.S. stopped an alleged plot last year to set off a vehicle bomb at a Christmas tree lighting in Portland, Oregon. Mohamed Osman Mohamud goes on trial next year and has pleaded not guilty to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. The DHS/FBI intelligence document says the Oregon incident is the first known plot by an alleged "homegrown violent extremist" that was planned to take place at a U.S. holiday event.

President Barack Obama and other officials have repeatedly said they are extremely concerned about so-called lone wolf offenders because their plots don't involve co-conspirators and are therefore extremely difficult to detect and stop. "We remain concerned that violent extremists could seek to conduct small-scale attacks during this year's holiday season," according to the DHS/FBI bulletin.

Officials warn that past al Qaeda propaganda has encouraged individuals to carry out terror strikes in their home countries involving simple improvised explosive devices or small arms. The intelligence document says such attacks "would not require overseas travel for training or communication with known terrorists."

The document advises local law enforcement to be vigilant and watch out for certain types of activity such as people buying commonly available chemicals that could be used to make bombs, or conducting surveillance of possible targets.

Federal authorities have issued warnings in the past about possible terrorist activity at holiday time. This year marks the first Thanksgiving and Christmas season since the death of bin Laden (CNN, 2011).


3. 2011 HOLIDAY TERROR ATTACKS

Shortly after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI joint terror warning of November 2011, terror attacks in GermanyBelgium, and Italy have taken place in December of 2011. While these attacks have been blamed on random individuals and or lone wolves, there is evidence that suggests the contrary. The Belgium attacks were originally reported in the local press as the work of 3 gunmen, not just the 1 that made the mainstream news. News reports were then streamlined across the world stating that only one terrorist acted, a North African man named Nordine Amrani.

Title: Christmas Market Visitors Poisoned
Date: December 9, 2011
Source:  The Local 

Abstract: Police are hunting a man who visited two Christmas markets in Berlin Thursday evening and offered visitors a swig of a poisonous beverage that so sickened them that they had to be hospitalised.

The man first was seen at a market in the capital’s Charlottenburg district, where he told two foreign visitors he was a new father and wanted to celebrate by offering them free drinks of alcohol, Der Tagesspiegel newspaper reported on Friday.

Shortly after drinking, the 26-year-old Italian and 24-year-old Slovakian fell seriously ill, suffering seizures and vomiting, police said. The 24-year-old was taken to the hospital after falling unconscious.

At about 9 pm the man was spotted again at a holiday market in the Mitte district. He repeated the same story to three women in their 20s, who accepted drinks. After they began vomiting and drifting out of consciousness, officials rushed them to a clinic, the newspaper reported.

Police said the victims may have been given a mixture of alcohol and so-called “knockout drops” meant to render people unconscious so they can be robbed or sexually assaulted.

But because the man did not rob or otherwise assault the Christmas market victims, it is unclear what his actual malevolent motivation may have been other than making people sick.

Police are now searching for a slim man in his mid-40s, about 1.8 metres tall with short, dark blond hair (The Local, 2011).

Title: 2 Dead, 15 Hurt In Belgian Shooting
Date: December 13, 2011
Source:  The News 

Abstract:  Two people were killed and around 15 wounded Tuesday when gunmen opened fire on a busy central square in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, Belga news agency quoted police as saying.

At least two gunmen armed with a Kalashnikov and flash grenades were involved in the lunch hour attack, it added.

The attack took place around noon on Saint-Lambert square, home to the town's courthouse and located near a busy Christmas market.

One of the assailants was killed while another fled inside the courthouse, where members of a crack police squad were taking up position.

Police denied reports of a later shoot-out further across town, the news agency said.

It said several "suspect" objects were found on the square and that police bomb defusal experts were on the way.

RTL-TV1 earlier said the assailants threw stun grenades into the courthouse while one was hurled at a bus shelter.

Police cordoned off the square.

Police were not immediately available for comment (The News, 2011).

Title: Belgian Attack Death Toll Rises To Seven
Date: December 24 ,2011
Source:  ABC News Australia 

Abstract: The death toll from a rifle and grenade attack by a lone gunman in Belgium last week rose to seven on Friday (local time) after a 20-year-old man died in hospital from head injuries.

Nordine Amrani, 33, sprayed bullets at Christmas shoppers and children and hurled a grenade at people waiting for a bus in the eastern Belgian city of Liege last Tuesday.

The CHU hospital in Liege said the condition of the man, who had been waiting at the bus stop, had worsened on Thursday.

The man, the gunman's sixth victim, was already in a coma.

He killed two teenage boys, a boy of 17 months and a 75-year-old woman, as well as the 20-year-old man, before shooting himself dead.

Before the attack, he also killed a cleaner in her 40s in a warehouse he owned (ABC News Australia, 2011)

Title: Italian Gunman Opens Fire On Senegalese Migrant Merchants
Date: December 13, 2011
Source: Voice of America 

Abstract: According to witnesses in Florence, Italy, a gunman calmly opened fire Tuesday on African street vendors in broad daylight.

Italian authorities said the man killed two Senegalese men instantly and wounded three more.

Moustapha Sarr, who moved from Senegal to Italy 21 years ago and now leads an inter-cultural tourism company that conducts tours for Italians who hope to experience daily life in Senegal, said the Senegalese immigrant community is discouraged and angered by what they say appeared to be a hate crime against the African community.

“They are very, very angry for what happened,” he said.

The shooter was allegedly a member of a right-wing extremist group in Italy, and according to Sarr, far right groups in Italy have become more outspoken recently.

“The extreme right is getting much more power,” he said.

After more than two decades of living in Italy, Sarr says he has seen an increase in anti-immigrant sentiment this year than before, particularly since the beginning of the European economic crisis.

“I see it this year. I see that the situation is changing and you face so many problems now. Before it was not like this,” he said.

Sarr’s company works within the Coordinator of Popular Initiatives for International Solidarity (CIPSI), a broader Italian association striving for the integration of immigrants.

CIPSI President Guido Barbara says racism is not ingrained in Italian culture, but that more and more immigrants are viewed as a problem within the country’s socio-economic fabric.

“Citizens are scared that immigrants will be an economic, health and security problem. They are viewed as a problem, not like people,” said Barbara.

The shooter, Gianluca Casseri, reportedly took his own life after opening fire in two of Florence’s markets.

After the killings, dozens of people from the African community marched through the streets of Florence demanding justice for what they said were racist crimes (Voice of America, 2011).

Title: Is Operation GLADIO On The Rebound In Europe?
Date:
 December 16, 2011
Source:
 Infowars 

Abstract: Thirty years ago, Europeans were caught in a seemingly endless story of domestic terror which claimed thousands of lives over a generation – a disturbing epoche which was instrumental in bringing forth the modern domestic police state we have today. We now know that the wave of terror which swept across Europe then was run by a state-sponsored terror program called Operation G.L.A.D.I.O., organised by NATO and funded in part by the CIA.

Enter 2011, and the conditions are similar to that of post WWII Europe and also to the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1990 – where the continent is going through a tremendous social and economic transition period.

As the West presently emerges from its decade-long “war on terror” – a conflict where muslims were the protagonists, they begin to to enter into a harsh new social and economic phase featuring austerity and inequality, and a phase where frightening new ‘domestic enemies’ will be introduced onto the stage.

Already this week we have seen a series of high-profile domestic terror events:

2. Belgium gun and grenade attack kills five and injures 122

3. Letter bombs sent by Federazione Anarchica Informale (Informal Anarchist Group) to head of Italian tax agency and the CEO of Deutche Bank in Frankfurt

One could say there is certainly a pattern emerging.

Let’s not forget that few short months ago in July 2011 saw the most talked about domestic terror event in a decade, where a 34 year-old Aryan pin-up exteremist named Anders Breivik allegedly went on a car bomb and shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 100 Young Labour activists in Norway. By its nature, the Norway shooting was no random attack. The students victims on the island were chosen for political affiliation- even the wounded were snuffed out in cold blood by the gunman(s), which clearly makes this a cold and targeted mass political assassination.

Webster G. Tarpley reported in his article “Norway Terror Attacks a False Flag,” that Norway was getting ready to call off its support for missions in Libya, and stop its involvement in that ongoing illegal war there as early as this August. Regarding GLADIO, it is highly likely that both NATO and CIA terror cells have been operational in Europe since the end of WWII, and the recent tryst over Libya and other projects could very well be influencing recent events.

GLADIO 2.0 ?
GLADIO was designed as a clandestine NATO ”stay-behind” operation in Italy after World War II, but soon spread all over Europe. Originally, it was formed in order to continue anti-communist actions in the event of a shift to a Communist party led governments in Europe. GLADIO’s domestic terror accomplishments culminated with the spectacular and bloody Bologna Bombing in 1980, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds more. Such terrorist acts were part of NATO’s “strategy of tension” in Italy and throughout Europe.

On November 22, 1990, European Parliament passed a resolution condemning Gladio, requesting full investigations – which have yet to be done – and total dismantlement of these paramilitary structures – which has also yet to be done. Three FOIA requests were filed with GLADIO’s financial sponsor the CIA, who rejected all of them with the standard, ”The CIA can neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of records responsive to your request.” Case closed.

Will all the innocent deaths, no member of NATO or the government has ever been charged over GLADIO, and the network was never officially dismantled. Because of these two important factors, it is not a major leap of logic to suspect that GLADIO 2.0 has been put in play already this year.

False Flag Attacks can Influence Right-Wing Politics 
 
Right-wing politics and their movements have been key in forming the current European scene. With Europeans facing a severe economic depression and possibly more wars, Europe may also be experiencing a realignment of its traditional individual right-wing affiliations and positions.

False flag terror events have been used in the past by GLADIO to redefine the left-wing vs right-wing story in Europe. There exist many different definitions of “terrorism”, most have these contain premeditated, politically motivated violence or the threat of violence, targeting civilians, being perceived as a non-state actor, all in the hopes of ”sending a message” – either over the radar, or under the radar – to the general public, influencing the national conversation. A state-sponsored false-flag event can be planned in advance, and maximum public influence can then be extracted by the tragedy. A GLADIO official had once commented about their operation stating that, “Depending on the cases, we would block or encourage far-left or far-right terrorism”.

So is Europe returning to the days when its cities and towns were being ravaged by state-sponsored terror groups like NATO’s Operation GLADIO, and the many groups it had infiltrated: The Red Brigades, IRA, Red Army Faction, Action Directe, Black September, and the PLFP? As the saying goes, ‘Out of that chaos came order’. Are we looking at a new reordering of the social and political landscape in a New Order? In the Eurozone, as in the wider world, it certainly looks that way.

Gladio has been accused of trying to influence policies through the means of “false flag” operations. In Italy during the GLADIO years,  a strategy of tension used to prevent the PCI (Italian Communist Party), and the PSI (Italian Socialist Party) from ever reaching executive power. In 2011, European Union-assigned technocrats have already usurped the sovereignty of both Greece and Italy, installing technocrats (who are also former central bankers) to implement severe austerity measures on an ever-increasingly aware and rebellious public. The social upheaval to this latest technocrat coup could be significant, and one could think of not a better time to reactivate GLADIO in Europe.

This same technique was used to full effect in the global war on terror, and now that the public has lost its ability to remain focused of the global war on terror, social engineers and military psy-warfare experts may be retraining public eyes to focus on the domestic terror threat in order to move forward quickly and efficiently with any plans for a 21st century full-blown Police State.

Another Lone Gunman
The Belgium attack this week was originally reported in the local press as the work of THREE, not one attacker, which was confirmed at the scene by Belgium journalist Gaspard Grosien from La Meuse Liege via Bela News Agency.

Later, the reports were streamlined across every media outlet showing only one attacker, a North African man named Nordine Amrani, apparently known to the police for previous drugs and weapons charges.

As the back story to this attack emerges, news consumers will still need to pay attention in order to read between the lines and identify discrepancies and outlandish assumptions present in the consensus reality version of events.

Similarly, Breivik’s black-op in Norway could very well have been executed by not one, but a minimum team of two to three persons. There exist eye-witness reports by survivors of multiple gunmen at the scene, later streamlined by the MSM into a lone gunman story. Readers with military experience might point out how complicated it would be to execute both a car-bomb and a mass murder such as this single-handedly.

Regardless, both these high-profile domestic terror events revolve around the classic ‘Lone Gunman’ narrative. Yet, the public are told to be ever vigilant and to report any suspicious behavior or individuals to the police. In effect, ‘Goldstein is still at large’, and may be in your area, so keep all doors and windows locked.

Look Back, Looking Ahead 
Readers should note that GLADIO was officially active only 20 years ago, not a long time in terms of politics and the military.

The Italian shooting of two African immigrants and the Norway shooting talking points are a few things in common, and these ideas are already being circulated through society as we speak. Besides the obvious: We need more security + Gun ownership is dangerous, there is the baiting of traditional right-wing fear mongering at play where the experts are asking the following: Could Right-wing thinkers could be dangerous? + Has multiculturalism in Europe finally back-fired?

As sectarian conflicts breakout in regions like Kosovo- and also in Africa and the Middle East, we may see domestic disturbances also break out in ex-pat ethnic pockets around Europe, further fueling the illusion of a Europe strangled by the fumes of domestic terror.

Ecomnonic collapse and severe austerity will most certainly bring on social upheaval and change in Europe. And the social engineers will most certainly- as they have done in the past – use state-sponsored domestic terror to guide the public through their latest social rat maze.

An educated guess: GLADIO 2.0 is in motion (Infowars, 2011)


4. TIMES SQUARE TERROR PLOTS, PATSIES & PROPAGANDA

The attempted bombing of Times Square was a failed WMD terrorist act which occurred on May 1, 2010, in New York City. U.S. federal agents arrested Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistan-born U.S. resident, who allegedly stated that had trained at a Pakistani terrorist training camp. Allegedly, more than a dozen people in Pakistan were arrested in connection with the plot by Pakistani officials. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder later confirmed that the Pakistani Taliban had trained Shahzad to carry out the attack. Other incidents causing evacuations and widespread panic occured in the months before the May 1, 2010, incident, as well as after up till the present.

Title: Van Causes Bomb Scare In Times Square
Date: December 30, 2009
Source: 
MSNBC News 


Abstract: A suspicious white van parked in the heart of Times Square caused a brief scare Wednesday, prompting the New York Police Department to partially evacuate high-rises and send out a bomb squad that quickly determined the vehicle was safe.

The bomb squad used a robot-based camera to approach the vehicle. Police say the area around 42nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway was blocked off as a precaution.

Two high-rise buildings — home to NASDAQ and Conde Nast publishing — were partially evacuated for a brief time.

The van with tinted windows had been parked there for around two days. A placard from a nonexistent law enforcement agency was on the dashboard, and it has no license plates.

Security is tight as New York City prepares for hundreds of thousands of revelers to gather for its New Year's Eve celebration (MSNBC News, 2009)

Title:
 Portion Of Times Square Closed After Suspicious Vehicle Report
Date: October 10, 2010
Source: Huffington Post  

Abstract: New York City police have reopened streets after investigating a suspicious vehicle near Manhattan's Port Authority bus terminal.

Police say the minivan was parked outside a hotel with its hazard lights flashing. It's not clear how long it had been there.

Officers with a dog investigated the vehicle and then moved it to the side of the street.

Police had closed a few blocks around the area, including 43rd Street from Eighth Avenue to Times Square, but later reopened them (Huffington Post, 2010).


Times Square Terrorist

Date:
 May 1, 201
Suspect: Faisal Shahzad
Age: 
30
Ethnicity:
 Pakistani
Location:
 New York, New York 
Weapons: 
WMD Plot 
Target: 
Times Square 
Notes: 
Trained in Pakistan




Title:
 2010 Times Square Bombing 
Date:
 May 1, 2010
Source: 
Wikipedia 

Abstract: The attempted car bombing of Times Square on May 1, 2010, was a planned terrorist attack that was foiled when two street vendors discovered the car bomb and alerted a NYPD Patrolman to the car bomb threat after they spotted smoke coming from a vehicle. The bomb had been ignited, but failed to explode, and was disarmed before it caused any casualties. Two days later federal agents arrested Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistan-born resident of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who had become a U.S. citizen in April 2009. He was arrested after he had boarded Emirates Flight 202 to Dubai at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The plane was called back again but later cleared. He admitted attempting the car bombing and said that he had trained at a Pakistani terrorist training camp, according to U.S. officials (Wikipedia, 2011)

Title: Times Square Bomber Linked With CIA-Controlled Terror Group
Date:
 May 6, 2010
Source:
 Infowars 

Abstract: A man arrested in Pakistan in connection with the Times Square car bombing attempt who had traveled with accused bomber Faisal Shahzad is a member of a terrorist organization that is controlled by British MI6 and the CIA.

Sheik Mohammed Rehan, who was arrested on Tuesday in Karachi, “Allegedly drove with Shahzad from Karachi to Peshawar on July 7, 2009, in a pickup truck, authorities said. They returned to Karachi July 22. It is not known why they went to Peshawar and whether they met with anyone there,” reports the L.A. Times.

Rehan is a member of the militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad, a terrorist organization that came to prominence in the mid-1990’s and has been involved in attacks in the disputed Kashmir border region between India and Pakistan. The group also helped carry out the December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament which brought India and Pakistan to the brink of nuclear war, tensions that proved very lucrative for British and American arms manufacturers who sold weapons to both sides.

“The December 2001 terrorist attacks on the Indian parliament — which contributed to pushing India and Pakistan to the brink of war — were conducted by two Pakistan-based rebel groups, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad, both of which are covertly supported by Pakistan’s ISI,” writes Michel Chossudovsky. “Needless to say, these ISI-supported terrorist attacks serve the geopolitical interests of the US. They not only contribute to weakening and fracturing the Indian Union, they also create conditions which favor the outbreak of a regional war between Pakistan and India.”

Jaish-e-Muhammad, the group now emerging in connection with the Times Square incident, was founded by Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the 9/11 bagman who delivered $100,000 from the United Arab Emirates to Mohammed Atta at the behest of General Mahmud Ahmed, then head of the ISI. Mahmud Ahmed, the man who ordered Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh to bankroll the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, was meeting with Republican Congressman Porter Goss and Democratic Senator Bob Graham in Washington DC on the morning of 9/11. In the days before and after the attack, Ahmed also met with CIA Head George Tenet as well as current Vice-President Joe Biden, then Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

In a report on Jaish-e-Muhammad’s involvement in the murder of Daniel Pearl, who was investigating the ISI, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the Pakistani government, “Believe that Saeed Sheikh’s power comes not from the ISI, but from his connections with our own CIA.”

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf also alleged that Sheikh was recruited by MI6 while studying in London for the effort to destabilize Bosnia. During the 1992-1995 Bosnia conflict, the CIA helped Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda to train and arm Bosnian Muslims.

In 2002, the London Times reported that Sheikh “is no ordinary terrorist but a man who has connections that reach high into Pakistan’s military and intelligence elite and into the innermost circles of Osama Bin Laden and the al-Qaeda organization.”

Despite Sheikh’s intimate involvement in numerous acts of terror as well as political kidnappings, including the 2008 Mumbai massacre, he was protected by both the CIA and British intelligence at every turn.

To recap, this is the man who founded the group now emerging in connection with the botched Times Square bombing – a CIA and MI6 asset.

“Experts believe Jaish-e-Muhammad still benefits from links with Pakistan’s powerful government intelligence community. Some experts believe Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency facilitated the group’s formation,” states yesterday’s L.A. Times article.

As the vast majority of geopolitical analysts concur, the Pakistani ISI is virtually nothing more than a CIA outpost. The ISI does nothing without the Agency giving its approval. The CIA has paid millions of dollars to the ISI since 9/11, accounting for no less than a third of the ISI’s entire budget, despite the foreign spy agency’s notorious history of funding and arming terrorist groups like Jaish-e-Muhammad and despite the fact that it bankrolled the 9/11 hijackers.

Since the CIA has its fingerprints all over almost every Middle Eastern terror group, it’s unsurprising that an Agency connection to the Times Square bomber has come to light. We’ve never come across a terrorist who wasn’t trained, equipped, radicalized, entrapped, or provocateured by a western intelligence agency or a terror group controlled by a western intelligence agency (Infowars, 2010)

Title: Suspicious Package Investigated In NY's Times Square
Date:
 May 2, 2011
Source:
 Reuters 

Abstract: New York City authorities briefly shut down a street in Times Square after investigating a suspicious package on Monday which turned out not to be dangerous, the city's fire department said.

The city is on high security alert after the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on Monday (Reuters, 2011).

Title: Suspicious Package Causes Scare At Times Square In NYC: Reports
Date: June 27, 2011
Source: Huffington Post


Abstract: A suspicious package near 45th Street and Broadway has prompted a portion of Times Square to be shut down on Monday evening, according to eyewitness reports from Twitter.

The first tweet about the incident came around 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time from "ThePete," who said simply "suspicious package in Times Square." (He then started a livestream from the scene -- watch here.)

An employee at MTV (nearby at 1515 Broadway) tweeted, "An alert at work in Times Sq #NYC that there has been a report of a suspicious package by a lamp pole on the corner of Bway and 45th."

Another person at that location tweeted, "Suspicious package in Times Square right outside my building (1515 Broadway). Announcement has just been made: get away from windows."

Others at the scene have also said they've been asked to stay away from windows.

No word yet from NYPD or New York City officials on the incident. This is not the first suspicious package scare in Times Square. A similar took incident took place last month, and there were a few incidents in 2010. A man was arrested in May 2010 after a Times Square car bomb threat. Suspicious package reports in New York have also been on the rise since bin Laden's death (Huffington Post, 2011)

Title: Financial Agent Of Failed Times Square Bomber Sentenced
Date: December 1, 2011
Source: CNN

Abstract
A businessman who pleaded guilty to inadvertently financing an attempted bombing of Times Square in New York was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation and a $2,000 fine, said prosecutors.

Mohammad Younis hand-delivered $7,000 to bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad on April 10, 2010, according to a statement from U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Authorities say Younis was not aware of the intended use of the funds, though they consider his "unlawful money transmission... a financial bridge into the United States."

Last year, Shahzad pleaded guilty to a 10-count indictment related to the bombing attempt on May 1, 2010, and he is currently serving a life sentence.

Shahzad, 30, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan who was living in Connecticut, was arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy airport after boarding a flight bound for Dubai.

The bomb plot was thwarted when two street vendors noticed smoke coming out of a vehicle and alerted a nearby police officer.

Shahzad noted that the cash he received from Younis facilitated the attempt, said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in a statement.

The Long Island man's money transfer business, commonly referred to as a "hawala," arranged financial exchanges between clients in Pakistan and the United States, the statement said.

"According to Shahzad, the cash payment was arranged in Pakistan by associates of the Tehrik-e-Taliban, the militant extremist group based in Pakistan that trained Shahzad to make and use explosive devices," Bharara said in the statement.

Younis had faced a maximum sentence of five years behind bars (CNN, 2011)


5. NEW YEAR TERROR PLOTS, PATSIES & PROPAGANDA

Terror events on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day started roughly 9 months prior to 9/11 in Strasbourg, France, when 4 Algerians allegedly plotted to bomb a Christmas market. Since then, every year like clockwork, authorities in nations around the world issue terror warnings as the New Year approaches. Recent terror events surrounding New Year's Eve and Day includes a woman in Russia who allegedly planned to detonate herself in Red Square on New Year's Eve in 2010, a car bomb that detonated near the Coptic Christian Church in Alexandria, Egypt after a New Year’s Eve Mass which left 21 dead, 79 injured, and a terror warning from the terrorist group Boko Haram which states that it plans to bomb churches in the Southeast, South-South and Southwest of Nigeria during the New Year celebration.

Title:
 New Year Terror Warning
Date: December 29, 2002
Source: The Guardian 

Abstract: Fears of a terrorist attack on crowded New Year's Eve celebrations will mean heightened security across Britain, from London's Trafalgar Square to the huge Hogmanay party in Edinburgh.

The threat will also lead to extra policing at New Year's Day football matches. Security sources have warned that a Hogmanay festival and similar events provide ideal soft targets for terrorists.

Edinburgh, which runs Europe's largest New Year festival, is seen as particularly vulnerable. Cars loaded with explosives could conceivably be parked near barriers marking off street parties, where tens of thousands of people with special passes will gather in the city centre to see in 2003.

Terrorism expert Paul Beaver says large social gatherings like the celebrations in the Scottish capital or central London's celebrations could be prime targets. 'Public holidays are a favourite for terrorist groups. They know large groups of people will congregate and will be relaxed.

'Cynically, they also know such an attack would get huge news coverage. We know the al-Qaeda network has no concerns about taking large numbers of civilian lives and likes to go for soft targets. Scotland comes into this category because its authorities, while highly competent, are not up to speed when it comes to dealing with terrorism.'

The extra security measures come as police try to play down the significance of the arrest of three Algerians in Edinburgh just before Christmas under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Civic leaders fear increasing speculation about an attack in Scotland could lead to a poorer than expected Hogmanay turnout. Edinburgh's four-day celebration is one of the world's biggest and is estimated to boost the local economy by £36 million.

More than 100,000 revellers are expected, lured by such highlights as a huge concert on Hogmanay, the Night Afore Fiesta tomorrow night and the traditional Torchlight Procession and Fire Festival, which will kick off the festivities today. Culture Club and Ms Dynamite are among the top acts due to perform.

Although Lothian and Borders police insist there is no evidence that anywhere in Scotland, let alone Edinburgh, is a terrorist target, the timing of the arrests and the fact that all the suspects - and four more people arrested in London on the same day - are now being held in Scotland has led many to conclude that the celebrations are indeed threatened.

The fact that four of the men were initially arrested in London and that all had once been based there has raised fears that similar attacks may have been planned for revellers in Trafalgar Square.

A City of Edinburgh Council spokesman said: 'We have not been alerted to any specific threat. We are open for business and looking forward to a fantastic Hogmanay.'

The three arrested men had moved to Edinburgh from west London last September. They were picked up in an operation, planned for two months, and co-ordinated by the Lothian and Borders police backed by MI5 and the Metropolitan force.

All seven men appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Christmas Eve, arriving in a police convoy with a helicopter escort. All of them were remanded in custody for another week. The hearing took place in a closed court, and no further details of the charges or circumstances surrounding the arrests were released.

The prospect of a New Year attack echoes past plans to attack targets, including the Dome on London's Greenwich peninsula. In the run-up to the Millennium celebrations, the highlight of which was a massive, celebrity-studded party at the Dome, it emerged that the Real IRA had placed the structure on a list of mainland targets.

Tensions are running far higher than normal now because of the threat of war in Iraq, and the security services are concerned about the prospect of an attack during the holiday season.

Tony Blair has warned repeatedly of possible terrorist attacks over the festive period, and called on the public to be vigilant in spotting abandoned packages and to combine this with the courage to ward off the economic damage that can be caused by fear (The Guardian, 2002)

Title: Terror Fears Taint New Year
Date: December 31, 2002
Source: CNN


Abstract: Normally a time of joyous celebration, New Year's Eve festivities ushering in 2003 are being tempered by a sense of unease and increased vigilance throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Fears that terrorists will use the jubilant countdown to 2003 to stage another potentially high-profile attack have seen a security blanket thrown over cities throughout the region.

From the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, cordons of security guards, police and undercover inspectors are being deployed by governments hoping to prevent any repeat of the type of attack that devastated Bali on October 12.

Nowhere did the shadow of Bali cast a darker pall than over Australia. Revelers across the country were being asked to adhere to their fun-loving ethos while state-sponsored television advertisements insist they remain "alert but not alarmed". (Full story)

Areas around the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House were fenced off, with security guards checking bags before access was granted.

Guards were also patrolling the main harborside vantage points, searching the bags and cooler bins of those gathered to watch the evening fireworks displays.

In Indonesia, where Western embassies have issued warnings to their citizens about the risk of terrorism over New Year, more than 100,000 were guarding shopping and entertainment centers, mosques, churches and other public facilities.

A series of bombings at churches across Indonesia on Christmas Eve two years ago killed 19 people.

In the capital Jakarta, key roads will be closed for a street party, but despite widespread tight security thousands of Indonesians are expected to turn out to see in 2003.

In Bali, the islanders were putting on a brave face at New Year's Eve festivities on the famous Kuta Beach, just blocks away from where two bombs ripped through a number of nightclubs in October.

President Megawati Sukarnoputri will attend the festivities, which will include traditional dance and musical performances, Reuters news agency reported.

Vandalism, not terrorism, was the prime concern of authorities in Hong Kong.

Some 100,000 people were expected to converge on the waterfront at Tsim Sha Shui during New Year's Eve.

Authorities were so eager to prevent a repeat of Christmas festivities -- when 20 tonnes of rubbish was strewn about the area and buildings were daubed in graffiti -- that trees and sculptures in the tourist district were being wrapped in plastic (CNN, 2002)

Title: Terror Overshadows New Year's Around World
Date:
 December 31, 2003
Source: Fox News 


Abstract: New Year's Eve violence in the Iraqi capital and an underlying threat of terrorism in the United States, Britain and Israel provided a grim counterpoint to the high spirits greeting 2004.

But Australians celebrated in colorful style with Sydney's famous harbor alight with colorful fireworks. In New Zealand, thousands crammed into a public square, dancing and waving glow sticks. Still, a tactical response team scoured the streets of Sydney, looking out for everything from drunken revelers to any possible security threat.

Pope John Paul II gave thanks for 2003 and prayed for world peace in 2004 during a vespers service at St. Peter's Basilica. His New Year's Mass on Thursday will mark the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of Peace.

In central Baghdad, a car bomb ripped through a restaurant during a New Year's Eve party, killing five Iraqis and injuring 35, including at least two Americans and one Briton.

Celebrations also turned deadly in the Philippine city of Lucena when fireworks started a fire in an old public market, killing at least 14 people.

In Israel, the threat of terrorism prompted even greater security efforts than usual. Police said Wednesday that reinforcements were patrolling night spots in Tel Aviv during celebrations, days after Israeli security officials warned of the possibility of a major New Year's terror attack at a public building or holy site.

The United States took special precautions, banning flights other than scheduled commercial airliners over Manhattan and Las Vegas for several hours during celebrations.

In Paris, about 4,500 police officers and soldiers patrolled the city streets. The police presence was strong around the Champs-Elysees, the famous tree-lined boulevard in western Paris where the crowds gathered. No specific terrorist threat was announced.

The green, pink and red glow of Roman candles lit up the Champs Elysees as roars of delight broke out just at midnight.

Young North Africans holding up the Algerian flag danced atop concrete barriers, a group of Italians posed for pictures, and a young Danish couple bargained with a street vendor for two cans of beer.

"It's great so far," said Ben Jacobs, a U.S. college student from Northville, Mich. who was visiting the city with friends.

London's Metropolitan Police said there was a "high state of alert" but there were no specific terrorist threats for New Year's Eve.

For many in Britain, the weather appeared a more immediate threat to the festivities than terrorism.

The west coast city of Liverpool rescheduled its fireworks display to Friday because of forecasts of sleet, rain and gale force winds.

But in London, the weather held off and thousands enjoyed a brief but spectacular fireworks show at the London Eye. The huge sightseeing wheel at the edge of the River Thames became a necklace of light against the black sky and then exploded with rockets and multicolored fireworks as the crowd cheered.

As in years past, crowds also flocked to Trafalgar Square in central London, despite the fact that no events were planned there.

In Scotland, where New Year's "Hogmany" revels are legendary, Scottish high spirits fought back against driving rain and high winds. But in the end, Edinburgh canceled its events because of the weather and concerns for public safety. About 100,000 people had been expected to gather in the city center for a street party, concert and fireworks.

In Berlin, thousands of New Year's revelers packed a 2-mile-wide area around the Brandenburg Gate, listening to music and watching fireworks.

In Athens, fireworks streaked over the 2,500-year-old Parthenon in New Year celebrations marking the final stage of preparations for the 2004 Olympic Games in August.

Thousands of Athenians of all ages crowded into a central square in front of parliament to watch a light show and performances from Greek and international artists.

In Afghanistan, American soldiers celebrated with karaoke, fireworks and a traditional ball drop before the midnight countdown.

Two-hundred-and-forty miles above the Earth, in the relative comfort of the International Space Station, a U.S.-Russian crew marked New Year's with roast chicken and tea.

U.S. astronaut Michael Foale and his Russian crew mate, Alexander Kaleri, said in a video hookup Wednesday they would toast each other when the clock strikes midnight in London since the station's clock is set to Greenwich Mean Time.

In Japan, Emperor Akihito mourned the losses of Japanese lives last year in tragedies overseas as he prayed for brighter times in the coming year. The emperor's New Year's address comes as Japanese troops embark to Iraq in their largest and potentially most dangerous overseas deployment since World War II.

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi kicked off the new year by visiting a controversial shrine honoring Japan's war dead, a decision that is certain to rile countries in Asia that Japan invaded and brutally occupied last century (Fox News, 2003)

Title:
 Four Convicted Of Strasbourg [New Year’s Eve] Bomb Plot
Date: March 10, 2003
Source: The Guardian

Abstract: Four Algerians accused of plotting to bomb a Christmas market in France were today convicted of conspiring to murder and sentenced to prison terms of between 10 and 12 years.

The men had planned to detonate a bomb at the busy market beside Strasbourg cathedral on New Year's Eve in 2000. Today the four were convicted in a court in Frankfurt, Germany, of conspiring to plant a bomb and of weapons violations.

Prosecutors had claimed the defendants were part of a network of predominantly North African extremists called the Non-aligned Mojahedin, with ties to al-Qaida. However, the charges of belonging to a terrorist organisation were dropped in January this year apparently to try and speed up a trial that had started last April.

German prosecutors never elaborated on their reasons for dropping the charge, which carries a 10-year sentence. However, they would have had to prove that the terror cell formed in Germany - not abroad - under laws in force before tougher German anti-terror legislation introduced since the September 11 attacks.

Salim Boukari received the highest sentence, 12 years, followed by Fouhad Sabour, who received 11-and-a-half years. Both had denied intent to kill, insisting the group had planned to target an empty synagogue in Strasbourg.

Alleged co-organiser Aeroubi Beandalis - the only one to admit to charges that the cell intended to bomb people outside the cathedral - received 10 years. Lamine Maroni, who remained silent throughout the trial, was sentenced to 11 years.

Prosecutors based their case largely on a homemade videotape of the brightly lit Christmas market and Strasbourg cathedral made by Boukari and Sabour weeks before the attack allegedly was to take place. On the tape, Boukari's voice can be heard saying: "These are the enemies of God."

The prosecution also cited the discovery of several pressure cookers and about 30kg of chemicals that could be used to make explosives, as well as a notebook full of jottings about how to mix homemade bombs, seized at one of the two Frankfurt apartments used by the group after their arrest on Christmas Day 2000.

The trial opened on April 16 last year amid extremely tight security and hopes that the suspects' testimony would reveal the inner workings of al-Qaida's network in Europe.

Yet while three of the men admitted training in Afghan camps from 1999 to 2000 and detailed to authorities how they were recruited by other extremists while living in Europe, their statements provided no substantially new information.

A fifth suspect was dropped from the trial in August due to lack of evidence.

Mohammed Bensakhria, the alleged leader of the Frankfurt-based group - known as the Meliani cell - is believed to have fled Germany but was arrested in Spain in June 2001 and extradited to France, where he is awaiting trial for plotting attacks, including the foiled Strasbourg market bombing (The Guardian, 2003)

Title: Official: No Known New Year’s Terror Threats
Date: December 28, 2006
Source: MSNBC News 

Abstract: Americans should ring in the new year without undue worry about a terrorist attack, the White House homeland security adviser said Thursday.

“People ought to come, have a good time, they ought to feel confident,” Frances Fragos Townsend said in a nationally broadcast television interview.

Townsend said that while the Bush administration takes every threat seriously, it has heard of no plot or plan that should cause alarm as the nation celebrates New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

“We hear statements all the time” from the al-Qaida terrorist network, among others, she said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” But Townsend added that “rarely are they attached to actions.”

Asked specifically if people should be concerned about threats by Saddam Hussein loyalists in Iraq to attack U.S. interests, Townsend said Saddam had “the kind of legal due process that many of his victims were denied.”

“We don’t see any specific uptick in threats,” she added. Asked about his letter urging supporters to take a conciliatory stance, Townsend said. “I think it’s hard to tell how it plays. At this point in the process, it’s hard to take anything he says very seriously.”

Townsend said that she and other administration officials have been coordinating closely with local law enforcement agencies in preparation for the New Year’s celebrations, noting she’d spent a day with New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

“They laid out what their security plan is. New York is a model of how a large city, an urban government, approaches this,” she said.

“Everybody (in law enforcement) works on New Years’ Eve. People ought to come, have a good time, ought to feel confident. ... We feel real confident of the steps police departments are taking.”

Townsend said that federal officials “don’t see a particular threat geared toward” observations of the New Year’s holiday (MSNBC News, 2006)

Title:
 Ethiopia New Year Terror Thwarted
Date: August 15, 2007
Source: BBC

Abstract: Security forces in Ethiopia say they have prevented an attempt by a rebel group to assassinate officials and destroy public institutions.

The police moved against what they say was a terrorist cell of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) last week.

They said the plot was aimed at targets in the capital, possibly at the time of the upcoming millennium celebrations.

Ethiopia has accused Eritrea of supporting the attempt, which the Eritreans described as ridiculous.

Police arrested suspects near the suburban town of Kaliti on their way to the capital, Addis Ababa.

A statement from Ethiopia's anti-terrorism taskforce blamed the plot on members of the OLF acting, it said, on behalf of the Eritrean government.

It said the president of Adama University was among their targets.

The official statement also implicitly linked the alleged plot to the planned New Year celebrations next month - the start of the year 2000 in the Ethiopian calendar.

A federal police spokesman would not say how many people were now under arrest, but Ethiopian television on Tuesday night showed pictures of two suspects - a young man and a young woman - along with a motorbike and weapons hidden under a load of oranges.

It also showed pictures of a house which it said was the gang's hideout in the town of Nazret, south-east of the capital.

Nazret, also known as Adama, is the regional capital of Ethiopia's Oromo region.

The statement also said the anti-terrorism taskforce was working tirelessly to ensure that people throughout Ethiopia could celebrate the new millennium free of security fears.

Large numbers of people are expected to celebrate the New Year on the streets of the capital and some kind of terrorist attack has to be a concern.

The venue of the main outdoor concert on New Year's Eve has been moved from the central Meskel Square to the National Stadium, where it would be easier to check those attending.

No-one yet has been charged with involvement in this alleged Nazret plot, and a police spokesman said investigations were still continuing (BBC, 2007)

Title:
 New York On Terror Watch New Year's Eve
Date: December 28, 2009
Source: New York Post 

Abstract: Assuming their city is the "number one target" for terrorists, New York Police have revealed they will be on high alert on New Year’s Eve – one of the most challenging counter-terrorism events of the year.

As America once again examines the specter of terrorism close to home following the attempted bombing of a US airliner landing in Detroit on Christmas Day, the NYPD say they are fully prepared for Thursday night with a massive police presence scanning the crowds, MyFoxNational reported.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said: “It will be a full-fledged deployment of our resources.”

"We assume New York is the number one target and we've assumed that since January 2002,” he added.

Kelly said the NYPD was doing more than any other US city to keep people safe from another terrorist attack.

However he admitted there were no guarantees.

“We live in a dangerous world,” he said.

He said the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day had “not caused us to change anything.”

"There are no specific threats against the city."

On New Year’s Eve the NYPD will have radiation and biological detection devices deployed in Times Square in New York, decontamination facilities set up, and sniper teams in position. Backpacks won't be allowed, garages will be searched, and surveillance operations conducted (New York Post, 2009)

Title: NYPD Prepares Bioattack Contingency For New Year's Eve
Date:
 December 29, 2009
Source:
 Bio Prep Watch 

Abstract: The New York Police Department will utilize biological and radiation detection devices in Times Square this year to guard against a terrorist attack on New Year's Eve.

In addition to the detection devices, decontamination facilities will also be set up, backpacks will not be allowed, garages will be search and surveillance operations will be conducted.

"It will be a full fledged deployment of our resources," Commissioner Ray Kelly told MyFOXNY.com. "We assume New York is the number one target and we've assumed that since January 2002. There are no guarantees. We are doing more than any other city to keep us safe from a terrorist attack, but there are no guarantees. We live in a dangerous world."

The NYPD refers to its suite of protections, which also includes a massive police presence and officers scanning the crowds, as a counterterrorism overlay. 

Little has been done to adjust to any terrorist threats following the recent attempted terrorist attack of a U.S. airplane in Detroit. The NYPD has said that its security plan is comprehensive and did not need to be changed.

There are no known or published biological threats against the city at this time, but the security measures that are in place are being called the most sophisticated safeguards against biological and chemical weapons since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Hundreds of thousands of revelers are expected to take part in Manhattan's New Year's Eve festivities, Times Square Alliance's web site estimates, making it a prime target for a biological based attack (Bio Prep Watch, 2009)

Title: U.S. Warns Of Bali New Year's Threat
Date: December 31, 2009
Source: CBS News 


Abstract: The U.S. Embassy warned Thursday of a possible New Year's Eve terrorist attack on Indonesia's Bali island based on information from its governor.

It sent e-mails to U.S. citizens quoting the resort island's governor as saying, "There is an indication of an attack to Bali tonight."

No additional details were released by Indonesian authorities and the governor's office could not immediately be reached to confirm the warning.

The Bali Tourism Board widely distributed the alert, the embassy said, adding that U.S. citizens should monitor local media and be aware of possible threats in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.

"While Indonesia's counterterrorism efforts have been ongoing and partly successful, violent elements have demonstrated a willingness and ability to carry out deadly attacks with little or no warning," the e-mail said.

The warning came six months after suicide blasts by a group claiming to be Southeast Asia's arm of al Qaeda killed seven people and injured more than 50 others at the Ritz-Carlton and J.W. Marriott hotels in the capital, Jakarta.

Bali has been hit hard by Islamic militants, with more than 220 deaths in suicide bombings in 2002 and 2005 targeting Westerners. Those attacks were carried out at restaurants and clubs frequented by foreigners.

Gov. Mangku Pastika called on people not to panic but to be alert, and gave no details about a specific threat, the statement said.

Indonesia's counterterrorism unit said it had received the warning but could not independently verify its accuracy.

Brig. Gen. Tito Karnavian said the information "still needs to be examined. We are still cross-checking" (CBS News, 2009)

Title: Nationwide Terror Alert Ahead Of New Year
Date: December 27, 2010
Source: Times of India 


Abstract: Ahead of the New Year, the Home Ministry has sounded a country-wide terror alert, especially for Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa and Bangalore, after getting intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-Taiba was planning to strike.

The Centre asked all the states to tighten security by deploying additional forces in all sensitive locations to prevent any terror attack.
The police of Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa and Bangalore have been put on high alert and specific instructions have been issued for taking all possible steps to foil any attempt by LeT terrorists to disturb peace, official sources said.

The intelligence inputs suggested that LeT teams have already entered Mumbai and Ahmedabad and may strike at any time. The inputs also suggested that the terrorists may try to target one of the properties of the Taj group of hotels in Mumbai.

The software hub Bangalore and tourists paradise Goa are also high on the list of terrorists.

Security forces have already launched "house-to-house" searches in some specific areas in Mumbai. Additional forces have been deployed in all sensitive and crowded places, including markets, religious places, bus and railway stations.

Both Mumbai and Ahmedabad had faced several terrorist attacks in the past including the November 26, 2008 strike in the commercial capital and September 25, 2002 attack on the Akshardham temple in the Gujarat capital.

Terrorists had attacked Bangalore's Indian Institute of Science on December 29, 2005 that killed a senior academician while on July 25, 2008 six subsequent blasts killed 3 persons and injured 20 others in the same city (Times of India, 2010)

Title: David Cameron: Britain On New Year Terror Alert
Date: December 31, 2010
Source: The Telegraph 

Abstract: In his new year message, the Prime Minister says that the security services are facing a daily struggle to stop plots that would "do terrible harm to our people and our economy".

The risk of terrorism has been demonstrated by the arrest this month of nine men accused of plotting a Christmas bombing campaign with targets including the London Stock Exchange and Big Ben, Mr Cameron declares.

He also suggests that Britain faces fundamental questions about why young Muslims continue to be drawn into violent extremism. The Islamic community must help address how their minds are "poisoned", he says.

Mr Cameron's stark message comes amid a prolonged row between Coalition ministers over anti-terrorism laws, with the Liberal Democrats pressing for some of Labour's contentious security measures to be watered down.

Mr Cameron says: "For many years now, we have been aware of the threat we face from international terrorism. Recent arrests show that that threat is still very much with us. And it is as serious today as it ever has been."

Earlier this week, City of Westminster magistrates' court heard that nine alleged terrorists – British men of Bangladeshi origin – had carried out reconnaissance on potential targets in London. The alleged plot was only one among many being monitored, Mr Cameron suggests. "Our police officers, together with the security and intelligence agencies, are working round the clock to foil plots that would do terrible harm to our people and our economy," he says.

Counter-terrorism work also depends on the public. "Together we will defend our values and way of life and defeat those who threaten them," he says.

Mr Cameron also raises the issue of British Muslims' responsibilities to combat extremism, suggesting the country is "allowing" radicalisation to continue.

"We must ask ourselves as a country how we are allowing the radicalisation and poisoning of the minds of some young British Muslims who then contemplate and sometimes carry out acts of sickening barbarity," he says. "The overwhelming majority of British Muslims who detest this extremism must help us to find the answers together."

Earlier this month, an Iraqi Muslim who had been living in Luton carried out a suicide attack in Stockholm. Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly is said to have been radicalised at Bedfordshire University.

Some security analysts say Britain's role as an ally of the United States in its campaign against al-Qaeda makes the UK a greater target for terrorists. But Mr Cameron insists that the threat of terrorism means Britain's continuing mission in Afghanistan is vital to national security.

"We cannot just protect ourselves at home," Mr Cameron says, paying tribute to the "incredible bravery and sacrifice" of the Armed Forces.

British intelligence officials are increasingly concerned about the influence of al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen and elsewhere in the Arabian Gulf. Internet sermons are said to have helped radicalise Roshonara Choudhry, who this year attempted to murder Stephen Timms, a Labour MP, over his support for the war in Iraq. The Prime Minister, having once hinted at a willingness to abandon some of Labour’s anti-terrorism laws, is now said be leaning towards retaining them. The Coalition is reviewing control orders, controversial restraints that effectively put people suspected – but not convicted – of terrorist offences under house arrest. 

The Liberal Democrats, backed by Kenneth Clarke, the Conservative Justice Secretary, want the orders scrapped. Tory ministers including Theresa May, the Home Secretary, believe they must be retained. A decision has been delayed until the new year.

Acknowledging such disputes, Mr Cameron says his Coalition with the Lib Dems was a political risk. “Coalition politics is not always straightforward. We don’t agree on everything,” he says.

“We’re prepared to argue things out and then act to do what we both believe is in the national interest. The political risks are greater this way. But so too are the rewards.”

Next year will be “difficult” as the impact of public spending cuts is felt, he says. But he concludes: “If 2010 was the year we stopped the rot, we can make 2011 the year that Britain gets back on her feet” (The Telegraph, 2011)

Title: New York Prepares For First Times Square New Year's Eve Since Bomb Attempt
Date: December 31, 2010
Source: Bloomberg News 


AbstractNew York City is deploying thousands of police officers to Times Square for the first New Year’s Eve since an attempted terrorist bombing in May.

Hundreds of thousands of revelers descend on Broadway and Seventh Avenue to celebrate the year’s end and watch a lighted ball drop from a flagpole atop One Times Square. The tradition began in 1904 and attracts as many as 1 million people, according to the Times Square Alliance, a business-residents group.

The police department will deploy a “counterterrorism overlay” in Times Square, including thousands of uniformed and undercover officers, hand-held and vehicle-mounted radiation detectors, helicopters and elevated observation towers, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said.

“Anyone who comes will have to go through magnetometers, perhaps as many as three times,” to get to viewing areas, Kelly said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack” today.

He said his officers will also be deployed to other events in the city, including a concert at the cathedral of St. John the Divine, fireworks in Brooklyn and fireworks at the Statue of Liberty.

“We always do things a little bit differently,” Kelly said yesterday at a press conference. “We don’t want to get stuck in a rut, so some of our deployments will change.”

There are no specific threats against the city, Kelly said. “I think it will be a safe and happy event,” he said.

The celebration will be the first since Pakistani immigrant Faisal Shahzad attempted to detonate a car bomb in Times Square on the evening of May 1. Shahzad pleaded guilty to the bombing attempt in June and was sentenced to life in prison.

Backpacks, large bags and alcohol will be prohibited in Times Square, and pocketbooks will be inspected as revelers enter fenced-in viewing zones, the police department said in a statement.

About 1,200 police recruits who graduated last week will be deployed in the area.

As more people arrive, new zones will be opened from 43rd Street as far north as 59th Street to Central Park. Those who leave their areas before midnight won’t be allowed back, the police said.

“I, for one, am going to be there,” New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said yesterday. “At least one of my children is going to be there. And I expect to have a great time.” The mayor is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.

The fears of a terrorist attack are “no greater or less than in previous years,” he said.

“NYPD is the best law enforcement agency anywhere for dealing with huge events in a high-profile place,” he said (Bloomberg News, 2010)

Title: New Year’s Eve Bombing Of Coptic Church In Egypt Leaves 21 Dead
Date: January 3, 2011
Source: Catholic.org 


Abstract: Worshippers leaving a Coptic Christian Church in Alexandria, Egypt after a New Years Eve Mass became the victims of a car bomb that detonated in front of the building. The explosion, during the first hour of the New Year, left 21 dead, 79 injured and questions about possible involvement of al-Qaida.

All but eight of the injured and all the fatalities were Christians from Saints Church, located on the eastern side of the coastal city.

The state-run newspaper Al Ahram reported that an eyewitness stated "It was about 15 minutes after midnight when we heard the sound of the explosion. We came out of the church to find two cars on fire." 

Sami Saad, who was inside the church at the time of the explosion, went on to say, "Everyone was frightened and people were screaming after we saw scattered parts of the dead bodies mixing with blood to cover the ground."

The pastor of the church, Fr. Mena Adel told the Malta Times, "I was inside the church and heard a huge explosion. People's bodies were in flames."

The attack came following repeated threats from al-Qaida militants in Iraq that they intended to attack Egypt's Christians. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Ministry of Information stated that an unnamed official had stated that this may have been the work of a suicide bomber carried out by foreign terrorists.

An attack by al-Qaida in Egypt would prove awkward to President Hosni Mubarak had explicitly stated on many occasions that the terrorist network did not have a significant presence in the country.

The bombing brought about a strong reaction from Christians who already feel they are being discriminated against by the Muslim majority and ignored by the government. Angry Copts clashed with police, hurling rocks and storming a mosque across the street where they threw some books into the street. Muslims retaliated by throwing stones and bottles at the Copts.

On Saturday afternoon, crowds of Christians demonstrated in the streets outside the church and a neighboring hospital, hurling stones at riot police, who opened fire with rubber bullets and tear gas. According Al Ahram, an eyewitness told them that a priest from the church calmed the angry crowd and urged them to stay inside the church.

Pope Benedict denounced the violence against Christians during his New Year's Day homily on Saturday, saying, "Humanity ... cannot be allowed to become accustomed to discrimination, injustices and religious intolerance, which today strike Christians in a particular way."

In addressing Christians who live in areas where violence has erupted, the Pope stated, "Once again, I make a pressing appeal not to give in to discouragement and resignation."

President Mubarak condemned the attack according to a report from the official MENA news agency. He described this as a "criminal terrorist act" and also called on the Christians and Muslims "to close ranks and confront the forces of terrorism and those who want to undermine the security, stability and unity" of the country.

Islamic extremists who levied the threats, state that attacks will be carried out on behalf of two Egyptian Coptic women who reportedly converted to Islam in order to divorce their husbands. The women are allegedly being held by Coptic officials against their will. They state that attacks will continue until the women are released. The church has strenuously denied the accusation (Catholic.org, 2011)

Title:
 Black Widow Attempted New Year Moscow Attack But Blew Herself Up By Mistake
Date: January 26, 2011
Source: The Telegraph

Abstract: The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, intended to detonate a suicide belt on a busy square near Red Square on New Year's Eve in an attack that could have killed hundreds.

Security sources believe a spam message from her mobile phone operator wishing her a happy new year received just hours before the planned attack triggered her suicide belt, killing her but nobody else.

She was at her Moscow safe house at the time getting ready with two accomplices, both of whom survived and were seen fleeing the scene.

Islamist terrorists in Russia often use cheap unused mobile phones as detonators. The bomber's handler, who is usually watching their charge, sends the bomber a text message in order to set off his or her explosive belt at the moment when it is thought they can inflict maximum casualties.

The phones are usually kept switched off until the very last minute but in this case, Russian security sources believe, the terrorists were careless.

The dead woman has not been identified. Her handler, a 24-year-old woman from the internal Muslim Russian republic of Dagestan, has been named as Zeinat Suyunova. Her husband is apparently still serving time in jail for himself being a member of a radical Islamist terror group.

Security sources believe the new year's eve bomber and the airport bombers may have been members of a suicide squad trained in Pakistan's al-Qaeda strongholds which was sent to the Russian capital in December to target the city's transportation system.

The security services circulated a warning to Moscow police that month, saying there was credible intelligence of two teams of Islamist militants poised to strike in different parts of the country.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with Monday's airport bombing, which left 35 people dead, and it is not clear whether the attack was carried out by one or two suicide bombers. Police are trying to identify the severed head of a male suicide bomber recovered from the scene and are trying to confirm whether he was accompanied by a female suicide bomber. Security sources said an apartment on the edge of Moscow thought to be a bomb-making factory was raided on 20 January but that it was empty. 

The Kremlin is under growing pressure to explain why its policy of pacifying the predominantly Muslim flank of southern Russia, which is used as a launch pad for such terror strikes, has failed. President Dmitry Medvedev fired Andrei Alexeyev, a senior transport policeman on Wednesday, pinning much of the blame on the police and the airport authorities. "Those who did not work properly must be punished," he said (The Telegraph, 2011)

Title:
 Nigeria Group Warns Of New Year Terrorist Bombings
Date: December 21, 2011
Source: The African Report 

Abstract: Extreme Islamist group, Boko Haram plans to bomb churches in the Southeast, South-South and Southwest of Nigeria during the New Year celebration, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has alleged.

Chairman and General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Nigeria, Reverend Paul Emeka made the claim during a press conference in Enugu state on Monday.

According to Emeka, members of the religious sect had already named some churches they planned to target.

"I decided to call you because of the recent development we are having, especially the threats by members of the sect, Boko Haram.

"They are threatening everybody that there will be fire, death, chaos, troubles in the Christmas season," Emeka was quoted as saying.

"The bottom line is that they are targeting large churches, where they intend to kill people in large numbers... Let the churches engage (the) anti-bomb squad. First and foremost is prayer. There is nothing prayers cannot do."

The claim follows a bomb explosion in Kaduna Metropolis on Tuesday, where five people died and three were injured.

The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Aminu Lawan, could not ascertain the motives of the attackers or its affiliations.

The announcement came after the arrest of a suspected leader of Nigeria's extremist Islamic group following a deadly standoff between the militants and police on Monday.

In November the US Embassy warned of a possible terrorist attack in the capital, Abuja, with intelligence reports identifying churches, hotels and other areas within the capital as potential targets (The African Report, 2011)


6. "CREDIBLE" NEW YORK TERROR THREAT FROM PAKISTAN


Days before the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, U.S. terror authorities stated that there was a "credible" threat to New York City that may take the form of a truck bomb. Coincidentally, the threat was discovered after U.S. spy networks intercepted communications from an Al Qaeda operative in Pakistan. In response to the warning, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly states, “Terrorism is theater and this is the stage” and that “This is right now probably the world’s biggest stage. We have to think about a dirty bomb, where you take radiological material and mix it with conventional explosives.”

Title: Two Terrorists In 9/11 Anniversary Car Bomb Plot 'Are American' Say Officials After Threat Was Intercepted In Communication From Pakistan
Date: September 10, 2011
Source: Daily Mail

Abstract
At least two of the three men involved in a possible Al Qaida plot to pull off an attack coinciding with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 are believed to be U.S. citizens or have U.S. travelling documents.

Their primary mission is to explode a car bomb in either New York or Washington, but if that proves impossible, they have been ordered to simply cause as much destruction as they can, one U.S. official said.

Word that al-Qaida had dispatched would-be attackers reached U.S. officials midweek.

A CIA informant who has proven reliable in the past approached intelligence officials overseas to say that the men had been ordered by newly minted al-Qaida leader Ayman al Zawahri to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Sunday by doing harm on U.S. soil.

The news comes as a massive security operation was under way in New York and Washington D.C. prompted after U.S. spy networks intercepted communications from an Al Qaeda operative in Pakistan.

The 'chatter' indicated plans to attack the capital and New York on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a senior security source indicated tonight.

The news comes as thousands of anti-terror officers will flooded the streets tonight and radiation detecting boats were patrolling the water as America was put on heightened alert of a terror strike to coincide with Sunday's grim milestone.

Sources revealed the terror cell has been instructed by al Qaeda and could be targeting subways, tunnels and bridges around Manhattan, but other big cities, including Los Angeles and Chicago, are also on red alert.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, one U.S. official said on Friday there was reason to believe the threat may be linked to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri.

Zawahri took the reins of al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden was killed in May in a U.S. raid in Pakistan.

The intelligence received this week included possible threats of attacks targeting subways or commuter trains as well as possible car bomb attacks in New York or Washington, U.S. officials said.

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said: 'We have to be concerned. Terrorism is theater and this is a stage, right now probably the world's biggest stage.'

Some senior officials however have poured cold water on the al-Zawahiri link, saying he has had only limited involvement in al Qaeda operations, knowing he is the primary U.S. target after the killings of Osama bin Laden in May and top al-Qaida strategist Abu Abd al-Rahman Atiyyat Allah last month.

'Bin Laden was more involved in al Qaeda operations than al-Zawahiri,' a senior official said. 'He's too busy trying to stay alive.'

Regardless, the White House believes some element of al Qaeda is behind the threat — just not al-Zawahiri himself.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today rode the subway to work in a bid to assure his residents that New York is prepared for any terror attack.

He reiterated that the threat was 'credible' but said there was 'no reason' for Americans to 'lock ourselves in our houses and lose the freedoms that the terrorists want us to give up.'

'Are we increasing it a little more? Yeah,' the Mr Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. 'But there's a limit on how much you can have because you can't have a cop on every corner.'

Without giving specific details of the new threat, the mayor said it was being taken seriously because it wasn't 'outlandish'.

And after getting off the train near the Brooklyn Bridge, Mr Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to just: 'Go back to work. And leave it to the professionals.'

His words came as Vice President Joe Biden said that while intelligence on a potential terror plot against U.S. cities came from a credible source, there is 'no certitude' an attack has been planned.

Mr Biden said he and President Obama had been briefed on intelligence developed by the CIA that three men may have entered the country with the intent to launch a vehicle-bomb attack.

'We do have talk about using a car bomb. We've been told that was an intention... from a credible source,' Mr Biden said on Good Morning America. 'But we do not have confirmation of that. We don't have a smoking gun.'

However, a source told the New York Post: 'It does feel more operational than most of the others we’ve had that have been more aspirational.'

The information, which came from chatter picked up overseas by the CIA, said the attack would occur on the 10th, 11th or 12th, another source told the paper.

Federal officials said yesterday that three individuals - one believed to be a U.S. citizen - entered the country last month by air with 'intent' to carry out a terrorist plot against Washington, D.C. or New York.

Police sources told reporters the individuals are believed to have come to the U.S. via Afghanistan or Pakistan with at lease one stop in another country, possibly Iran.

The FBI and Homeland Security Department issued a joint intelligence bulletin last night to law enforcement around the country urging them to maintain increased security and be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

'There is specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information,' the head of the FBI's New York division, Janice Fedarcyk, said.

'As we always do before important dates like the anniversary of 9/11, we will undoubtedly get more reporting in the coming days.'

Mr Bloomberg told reporters the city's observance of the attacks will go on as planned.

In Washington, law enforcement officials said they were working 12-hour days indefinitely, and Police Chief Cathy Lanier said unattended cars parked in unusual locations risked being towed.

Briefed on the threat information yesterday morning, President Obama directed U.S. counter-terrorism agencies to redouble their efforts, a White House official said.

A White House official yesterday told ABC: 'The President was briefed on this specific threat information this morning and has been updated on it throughout the day.

"The United States government has already significantly enhanced its security posture in advance of the 9/11 anniversary to protect the country against possible terrorist threats.

'Nevertheless, the President directed the counter-terrorism community to redouble its efforts in response to this credible but unconfirmed information.'

As of late last night, there were no plans to change Mr Obama's travel schedule on Sunday in light of the threat, the White House said.

The president is scheduled to mark the September 11 anniversary with stops at New York's Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

He also will deliver a speech on Sunday night at a memorial concert at the Kennedy Centre in Washington.

The Department of Homeland Security, which said only last week that there was no credible information that al Qaeda was plotting an attack around the September 11 anniversary, declined to offer details on the threat.

It cautioned that there were always threat reports before important dates like the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Spokesman Matt Chandler said: 'Sometimes this reporting is credible and warrants intense focus, other times it lacks credibility and is highly unlikely to be reflective of real plots under way.'

'Regardless, we take all threat reporting seriously, and we have taken, and will continue to take all steps necessary to mitigate any threats that arise.'

A second law-enforcement source played down an ABC News report about missing rental trucks - saying the vehicles had been recovered and there was no connection to terrorism.

At the press conference Mr Bloomberg spoke about additional precautions being taken in the event potential threats were confirmed.

The mayor said intelligence agencies have been on 'heightened alert' as the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches.

He advised New Yorkers not to change their daily routines but to be vigilant in reporting anything suspicious.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said heightened security measures would include increased bag inspections on the city's mass transit system, increased deployment of radiation monitoring equipment, increased focus on landmark, houses of worship and government buildings and increased bomb sweeps of parking garages and other locations (Daily Mail, 2011)

Title: New York Tightens Security After Terror Warning
Date: 
September 10, 2011
Source: Bloomberg News

AbstractAuthorities in New York and New Jersey increased security after reports of a credible, uncorroborated threat that terrorists may be plotting an attack in the city around the Sept. 11 anniversary.

Police cruisers took up positions on midtown blocks on Lexington, Park and Fifth avenues in Manhattan yesterday as officers stopped trucks and other vehicles for inspection. Police today were stopping trucks on Broadway near Fulton Street in lower Manhattan, a few blocks from Ground Zero.

“We have already had a full complement of people working shifts because of the Sept. 11 anniversary prior to this,” Jim Margolin, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New York office, said yesterday. “We are taking the logical investigative measures to assess this threat.”

New York police officers will extend their shifts by four hours at least through Sept. 12, said New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Officers will increase vehicle checks and monitoring of bridges and tunnels, Kelly said. Police will also perform more baggage screenings in subways, patrol outside places of worship and government buildings and conduct bomb sweeps of public garages.

“We will deploy quick-reaction teams consisting of heavily armored officers,” Kelly said (Bloomberg News, 2011).  


7. NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY EAS BETA TESTS 

In the weeks leading up to the 2011 Holidays, New York and New Jersey weren the chosen location of mass FEMA EAS (Emergency Alert System) beta tests. The EAS system was first activated on November 9, 2011, and is now operational nationwide. In the first case, a mass text message was sent out warning New Jersey cell phone users of a "civil emergency in this area until 1:24 p.m." and telling residents to "take shelter now", which inevitably caused a mass panic. Although Verizon, the phone company who issued the texts apologized, no reference was made to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's FEMA office who issued the text in the first place. A few days later, a second beta test was executed to finalize a check of the wireless emergency alert system in New York City. The digital FEMA program sends disaster alert messages to individuals in an area affected by an emergency. 

Title: Verizon Says 'Civil Emergency' Alert In N.J. Was Only A Test; Company Apologizes For 'Inconvenience'
Date: December 12, 2011
Source:  NJ.com

Abstract: A mass text message warning New Jersey cell phone users of a "civil emergency" was sent out by Verizon Wireless earlier today as part of a "test emergency notification," the telecommunications company said.

In a response statement issued about two hours after the mass text was sent out, alarming some Garden State residents, Verizon Wireless apologized to its customers.

"This test message was not clearly identified as a test," company spokesman David Samberg said in an e-mailed statement to The Star-Ledger. "We apologize for any inconvenience or concern this message may have caused."

The emergency alert was sent out to New Jersey phone users in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties earlier this afternoon, citing a "civil emergency in this area until 1:24 p.m." and telling residents to "take shelter now."

Local police departments and county authorities said they received a high volume of 911 calls from residents concerned about the alerts and asking whether there was an actual emergency.

In response to the text alert, police in Rumson issued its own alert to citizens in the Monmouth County community: "THERE IS NO EMERGENCY. The 'take shelter' message that Verizon sent IS NOT a VALID message. DO NOT CALL THE POLICE."

"There is no reason to panic here," said Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden. "It is a false text done maliciously today at 12:27 p.m."

The text warning also prompted the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security to issue a special statement on Twitter this afternoon reassuring citizens there was no actual emergency.

The mass text message that residents received stated: "CMAS Alert. Civil Emergency in this area until 1:24 PM EST Take Shelter Now."

CMAS refers to the Commercial Mobile Alert System, a public safety initiative that involves FEMA, the FCC and wireless phone carriers.

Golden said it appeared that residents who are Verizon cell phone customers with Droid-operated phones in Monmouth and Ocean counties and other parts of central New Jersey received the text message at 12:27 p.m. today. He said the number of 911 calls his office received quadrupled around lunchtime today following the text.

Jim Zawistowski, a planner in the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management, said the county received calls from police departments in East Brunswick, Jamesburg, Monroe and South Brunswick, asking if the county was doing "any kind of tests."

"We told them it wasn't us," Zawistowski said, adding that there was nothing from the federal emergency management agency either.

Today's false alarm came just two days after scores of New Jersey residents felt their houses shake — an incident that has yet to be explained. Dozens of people reported that their floors shook, bottles rattled and bells jingled, and many thought they had experienced an earthquake similar to one that rattled the Garden State four months ago.

A spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey said none of the seismometers stationed around the state picked up even a hint of trembling Saturday. And there were no confirmed reports of thunderstorms at the time (NJ.com, 2011).

Title: Emergency Alerts Soon To Go Wireless In New York, Washington Metro Areas
Date: December 14, 2011
Source: HS Today 

Abstract: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is scheduled Thursday to conduct a final check of a wireless emergency alert system that broadcasts to consumer mobile devices in the area of New York City, revealed the official in charge of the program Tuesday.

Should all go well with the final check, FEMA could activate the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program in the New York metropolitan area immediately Thursday, switching on the capability to send targeted disaster alert messages to individuals in the area affected by an emergency, said Damon Penn, FEMA assistant administrator for National Continuity Programs, before a panel of the House Transportation Committee.

FEMA plans a similar check in Washington, DC, by the end of December, followed immediately by activating the system in that metropolitan region as well, Penn told the House Transportation emergency management subcommittee.

Penn assured Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), the subcommittee chairman, that all would go well with the final tests in New York and Washington despite an error during a test Monday that resulted in an actual emergency broadcast to the mobile devices of some Verizon Wireless customers living in New Jersey.

The mobile carrier was testing its implementation of the Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS), also known as the Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN), which provides the capability to transmit geographically centered alerts to individuals in an emergency area. Individuals with mobile devices can receive three levels of IPAWS alerts over CMAS or PLAN: presidential, imminent threats and AMBER alerts. Mobile users can opt out of receiving the last two alerts but not presidential alerts under IPAWS.

FEMA was releasing a message to a test environment Monday, however, when Verizon Wireless reportedly opened communication between its test environment and its production environment, accidentally allowing the test message to go live to some of its users, revealed Chris Guttman-McCabe, vice president of regulatory affairs for CTIA-The Wireless Association.

The individuals in New Jersey, part of the test area for the New York City metropolitan area, reacted as anticipated and moved to shelters or called authorities to confirm the authenticity of the message, Penn acknowledged.

But FEMA and wireless carriers learned from the mistake, he asserted, and they would not make the mistake again.

Once fully implemented in New York and Washington, IPAWS will enable federal, state or local public safety officials in those cities to send 90-character emergency messages to participating wireless providers through their cell towers to mobile devices with CMAS capability, Penn explained in his written testimony. The CMAS technology does not suffer from the sort of congestion seen by many wireless devices when their networks become overloaded, so all capable devices in a specific area would receive an IPAWS alert.

While carriers in New York and Washington will have the capability to transit the emergency alerts to anyone in those cities sometime this month, the rest of the nation will receive IPAWS in the months after a nationwide rollout begins in April 2012. Communications over CMAS or PLAN go only one way and authorities cannot use the network to pinpoint the locations of individual mobile devices, officials testified.

FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) worked with private industry to design the CMAS technology and the IPAWS program to integrate with other information processing technologies, thereby setting up the potential to receive alerts through networks other than texts. The agencies likely next will look to social media networks as a means to send emergency alerts through IPAWS once the text capability is fully operational, Penn said.

The IPAWS interoperability with various networks comes from its adoption of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Emergency Data Exchange Language, which receives direct support from at least 79 private companies and 15 public sector organizations, Penn said.

Denham appeared satisfied with explanations of IPAWS' effectiveness but voiced frustration that only the outmoded technologies of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) currently exist to inform the American public of emergency situations. The tragedy of a shooting death at Virginia Tech last week demonstrated that modern alert systems exist, the lawmaker noted.

"Last week we saw how important an effective alert system is to saving lives," Denham stated. "At Virginia Tech, the university's emergency alert system kept students in place and out of harm's way in the moments following the tragic shooting."

Denham teamed with Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of his subcommittee, to introduce a bill (HR 2904) titled the IPAWS Modernization Act of 2011 on Sept. 13. The bill would mandate a framework and timetable for an overall modernization of FEMA public alerts and warnings, directing the agency to use as many methods of communications as possible to send emergency alerts.

Denham and Norton modeled their IPAWS Modernization Act on the WARN Act, which was part of the SAFE Port Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-347) that directed the development of the CMAS wireless capability.

"CMAS, when fully deployed as part of IPAWS, will transmit text alerts to wireless devices.  While adding wireless devices is a great first step, ultimately sending more than simple text is what is envisioned with IPAWS," Denham said in a statement.

Denham and Norton wrote a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Nov. 29 to request a review of IPAWS development by the investigative agency (HS Today, 2011).


8. NEW YORK DIRTY BOMB DRILLS

Since 9/11, dirty bomb drills have become the norm in New York with 2 drills in 2011 alone. The first drill of 2011 was a week-long series of terror drills involving 12 of agencies and first responders with the focus on post-9/11 era nuclear terrorism, while the second drill focused on a simulated dirty bomb containing radioactive contaminants exploding. These drills prepare local, state, and federal law enforcement officials for a dirty bomb attack which now appears imminent. These drills also psychologically prepare government officials by insinuating that "terrorists" will be responsible for these atrocious acts of terror while evidence and history have shown otherwise. 

New York Dirty Bomb Drills
Type: Dirty Bomb 
Date: 
April 24-27, 2008
Name: 
Unknown
Agencies: Involved 10 hospitals and 600 personnel from 60 agencies
Location(s): Long Island, New York (Suffolk County)
Notes: Drill involved detonation of a radiological weapon by members of a biker gang retaliating for the arrest of their leaders.

Title: "Dirty Bomb" Drills Held In New York, New Hampshire
Date: April 28, 2008
Source: Nuclear Threat Initiative

Abstract: Emergency responders in New Hampshire and New York last week conducted exercises involving mock "dirty bomb" threats.

The Suffolk County, N.Y., drill involved the detonation of a radiological weapon by members of a biker gang retaliating for the arrest of their leaders.  The exercise ran from Thursday to Saturday and involved 10 hospitals and 600 personnel from 60 agencies, the Associated Press reported.  The $175,000 federally funded event was the largest of its kind on Long Island.

Police investigated the attack that killed and injured 100 people at a federal courthouse while fire, medical and other agencies handled decontamination, radiation exposure detection and emergency coordination.

"Everything came off very well," said drill organizer Richard Stockinger, deputy director of the Suffolk County Fire Academy.  "We met all of our objectives."

There were some problems with radio communications due to the different frequencies used by some agencies, he said.

Emergency agencies need additional training in some areas involving the response to radioactive materials, Stockinger said.  Additional decontamination equipment is also a necessity for many departments, he said.

Meanwhile, authorities managed to prevent a fake attack Friday in Raymond, N.N., the Manchester Union Leader reported.

The exercise involved local police officers and firefighters, state bomb squad members, and a National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team.

The exercise called for a Raymond police officer to be "overcome" by a gas inside a vacant building.  Investigators used technology inside a "mobile lab" to determine that the gas was not one of various biological or chemical agents.  The National Guard team was ultimately able to determine that the site was being used as a radioactive weapons laboratory.

Responders placed fake cesium inside a special container to end the threat.

"Your local fire and police departments do an excellent job, but in situations where they find evidence of terrorism, or a clandestine lab, we'll be there to work alongside them with specialized tools," said National Guard Maj. Eric Fessenden (Nuclear Threat Initiative, 2008).

New York Dirty Bomb Drills
Type: Dirty Bomb 
Date: 
June 2-5, 2009
Name: 
"Empire 09"
Agencies: New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission, Department of Energy, 550 first responders from 30 agencies 
Location(s): Albany, New York 
Notes:
 Mock drill staging operation center set up at Albany County Hockey Facility with a responses to a “dirty bomb” attack in Albany 

Title: 
Disaster Training Taking Place In Albany
Date: 
June 2, 2009
Source:
 CBS News

Abstract: Five hundred and fifty first responders from 30 agencies will be in the Capital Region this week practicing for a worst case scenario. 

They'll be pretending two dirty bombs were detonated in Albany -- and are training themselves on how to would deal with that.

A mock staging operation center has been set up at the Albany County Hockey Facility. All the necessary equipment has been brought in and field monitors are out in different parts of the region, collecting mock chemical samples. 

The idea is to make mistakes now so mistakes aren't made if this were to happen for real. 

The training already makes the Capital Region safer because first responders from federal and state agencies are getting familiar with local responders and will know exactly how to work with them if this were to happen for real in the area (CBS News, 2009).

Title: “Dirty Bomb” Squad Practicing In Capital Region
Date: 
June 3, 2009
Source: 
Times Union

Abstract: Between now and Friday, Capital Region residents might spot a low-flying helicopter and people in white “space suits.” There is nothing to fear, though the subject they are tackling is as serious as can be.

Hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement officials are running through potential responses to a “dirty bomb” attack in Albany. Authorities are staffing a command posts on Albany Shaker Road as they examine how well prepared they are to deal with the theoretical detonation of two improvised radiological devices in Albany.

The reaction to the exercise, part of a three-day effort called “Empire 09,” was sEmpire 09. It featured radiation screenings, officials in white “space suit”-type outfits and aircraft to watch contaminated areas from the sky.

The exercise, hosted by the New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission, was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. It comes only weeks after the FBI arrested four alleged conspirators in a plot to blow up two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down military planes at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh (Times Union, 2009)

New York Dirty Bomb Drills
Type: 
Nuclear Device 
Date:
 June 13, 2009
Name: 
Unknown 
Agencies: 
NYPD, FBI
Drill Location(s): 
New York, New York 
Notes: 
Drill simulated a live “nuclear device” that was later diffused.

Title: New York Drill For Possible Nuke War 
Date:
 June 13, 2009
Source:
 Press TV

Abstract: US security authorities have conducted a semi-clandestine nuclear fallout drill in the City of New York in order to be prepared "for the worst."

The NYC Police Department (NYPD) in unison with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) carried out a massive almost-covert anti-nuclear exercise codenamed 'New York, you have a problem' in order to gauge the metropolitan promptness in responding to such attacks.

According to an AP report on Friday, hundreds of NYPD officers and FBI agents participated in the drill that involved the detection of a gamma-ray emitting device concealed in the heart of the urban area.

The group was also accompanied by an elite corps of federal weapons specialists who, under a US attorney general mandate, found a simulated “nuclear device” and diffused it.

Commenting on the nature of new threats on the City area including 'dirty bombs' and other unconventional explosive devices, head of FBI's New York office, Joseph Demarest, said, "It's something we're very concerned about."

Reflecting Demarest's comments, FBI's counterterrorism supervisor, Don Always, told reporters, "Hopefully, we'll never have to do this for real."

"But if we do, we have to do it right the first time," he went on to say.

Security forces have reportedly tested new hi-tech detection gadgets and other gizmos in the operation. 

New York City authorities have frequently expressed concerns over a sudden occurrence of such attacks capable to claim numerous lives.

A dirty bomb is an explosive device equipped with nuclear, chemical or biological containers, which could be blown up without having to use sophisticated nuclear detonators.

The news of the NYC nuclear fallout drill comes in the wake of an assessment last week in which the Missouri Congressman Todd Akin warned of a looming nuclear threat on the US's West coast cities as adversarial regimes such as North Korea expand their nuclear and rocket launching capabilities. 

The 62-year-old Republican Congressman advised the US administration to seriously consider current nuclear issues threatening US security, which demanded a fortified scheme to tackle the potential issues (Press TV, 2009).

New York Dirty Bomb Drills
Type: Dirty Bomb 
Date: August 4, 2009
Name: Unknown 
Agencies: NYPD
Location(s): New York City, New York.
Notes: Drill simulated search for sea vessels that could be carrying radiological "dirty bomb".

Title: Authorities Conduct "Dirty Bomb" Drill In New York
Date:
 August 5, 2009
Source:
 Nuclear Threat Initiative 

Abstract: Authorities in New York City yesterday conducted a simulated search for sea vessels that could be carrying radiological "dirty bomb" material, CNN reported.

The exercise involved eight local, state and federal agencies, including the New York Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard. The purpose was to test whether the agencies could effectively detect and interdict substances that could be used in an attack on the city.

"We're a big city, and there are vulnerabilities," said New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

"We do know that Osama Bin Laden several years ago obtained a fatwa to use nuclear weapons, and our goal is to make certain that that fatwa does not come to fruition," Kelly said.

Participating agencies deployed vessels at the entrance to New York Harbor, near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge that connects Staten Island and Brooklyn. They used radiation detectors to monitor eight target vessels for possible dirty bomb material.

One leisure craft set off alarms, which led responders to board the vessel and discover a substance identified as cesium 137, CNN reported.

Threats can come from seagoing vessels of any size, said NYPD Sgt. Art Mogil.

"It doesn't require a large vessel. A device can be just a few pounds and still be a major threat," he said.

Along with offering practice to personnel, the drill served as a message to would-be terrorists, Kelly said: "It pays to advertise to a certain extent. We want anyone who would do us harm to know that we're out there, that we have the capability to detect."

Yesterday's drill was conducted through the federally funded Securing the Cities pilot program, which is intended to surround New York City with radiation sensors, NBC New York reported. The Obama administration's has requested no funding for the initiative for fiscal 2010, though lawmakers sought to restore financing (Nuclear Threat Initiative, 2009).

New York Dirty Bomb Drills
Type: 
Dirty Bomb 
Date:
 April 5-10, 2011
Name: 
Unknown 
Agencies: 
NYPD, 70 Law Enforcement Agencies 
Location(s): 
New York, New York, United Nations
Notes: 
Drill simulated 4 fictional terror cells intent on targeting New York City with a “dirty bomb.” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly: “We’ll be manning up to 400 checkpoints throughout the Metropolitan Area to test our ability to intercept radiological material. There actually will be samples of radiological materials.

Title:
 First Responders, NYPD Conduct ‘Dirty Bomb’ Drill In NYC
Date:
 April 5, 2011
Source:
 CBS News

AbstractA week-long series of terror drills involving dozens of agencies and first responders begins Tuesday in the Big Apple. The focus will be on one of the great concerns of the post-9/11 era: nuclear terrorism, Jay Dow reports.

The NYPD and 70 other law enforcement agencies across our region will test their ability to detect radiological materials and prevent an attack orchestrated by four fictional terror cells intent on targeting New York City with a “dirty bomb.”

The drill began with a massive deployment Tuesday morning at the United Nations, and will run through Saturday.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said New Yorkers can expect to see a heightened presence near bridges, transit hubs, and on the waters around New York City.

“We’ll be manning up to 400 checkpoints throughout the Metropolitan Area to test our ability to intercept radiological material. There actually will be samples of radiological materials,” he said.

Kelly said over the next five days, residents can expect to see a heightened presence near bridges, transit hubs, and on the waters around New York City.

“The goal is to exercise our capacity to intersect radiological material coming into the city,” he said.

The exercise will be supervised by an outside consultant and, with overtime pay inevitable, funded by a federal grant.

“We’ve distributed, both in the New York City Police Department and other agencies throughout the Metropolitan Area 4,200 radiation-detection devices,” said Kelly

Particular areas that will be impacted include the Macombs Dam Bridge, the 225th Street Bridge, the 138th Street Bridge, the 155th Street Bridge and the Third Avenue Bridge.

“We need to be protected by whatever means necessary,” said Pierre Baptiste of Manhattan.

“With what’s happening in the world, it’s needed. We’re at war on all fronts, so it’s best to start here. Sooner or later it’s going to get here,” said Charles Watson of the Bronx (CBS News, 2011)

New York Dirty Bomb Drills
Type: 
Dirty Bomb 
Date:
 July 27, 2011
Name: 
Unknown 
Agencies: 
National Guard, Department of Energy, Office of Emergency Management, Suffolk County Police Department
Location(s): 
New York, New York (The Brookhaven RAP team, which is responsible for the region that stretches from Maryland and the western border of Pennsylvania all the way up to Maine, will work with CST teams from Connecticut and Pennsylvania in the coming months)
Notes: 
Drill simulated a dirty bomb containing radioactive contaminants exploding in an area southeast of BNL’s National Synchrotron Light Source II construction site. 

Title: Radiological Assistance Program Drill “RAP” Up
Date: August 10, 2011
Source: Brookhaven National Laboratory

Abstract: With helicopters, soldiers, emergency vehicles, and a fictitious dirty bomb on site July 27, Brookhaven Lab looked more like the set for a new blockbuster action movie than a place where scientists are studying the origins of the universe and working on the nation’s energy challenges.

That morning, the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team (CST) for Weapons of Mass Destruction traveled by air and expressway from Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn to BNL for a training drill conducted by the Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) that also included members of the DOE-Brookhaven Site Office, the Nonproliferation & National Security Department, Police and Fire and Rescue groups, the Office of Emergency Management, and Suffolk County Police Department Emergency Services.

The scripted situation for the drill involved a simulated dirty bomb containing radioactive contaminants exploding in an area southeast of BNL’s National Synchrotron Light Source II construction site. In the hours afterward, participants assessed the situation, characterized the radioactive materials from the “blast” and then responded using plume models and other tools.

“We hope that we won’t ever have to actually use what we practice, but with that being said, this drill went extremely well and everyone involved got something out of it,” said Lee Michel, training and outreach coordinator for Brookhaven’s RAP team.

“The real strength in these drills is bringing together multiple agencies to rehearse how we would execute in a real situation,” said Major Jody Lupo of the CST. “Our unit wouldn’t be anywhere near where it is today without the support we receive from the people at DOE and Brookhaven.”

The Brookhaven RAP team, which is responsible for the region that stretches from Maryland and the western border of Pennsylvania all the way up to Maine, will work with CST teams from Connecticut and Pennsylvania in the coming months (Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2011).

New York Dirty Bomb Drills
Type: 
Dirty Bomb 
Date:
 November 5, 2011
Name: 
Unknown 
Agencies: 
The 24th Civil Support Team and the New York National Guard CERFP (CBRN [Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear] Enhanced Response Force Package)
Location(s): 
Kingston, New York
Notes: 
Military and civilian forces reacted, in stages, to a simulated dirty bomb detonation. This was the first time the New York National Guard has conducted a drill like this in an actual city.

Title: New York National Guard Conducts "Dirty Bomb" Drill In Urban Setting
Date:
 November 9, 2011
Source:
 
Read Media 

Abstract: Sirens on emergency vehicles flashed through the air as more than 600 New York Army and Air National Guard members, and civilian first responders reacted to a terrorism response drill in the downtown Kingston area November 5, 2011.

The 24th Civil Support Team and the New York National Guard CERFP (CBRN [Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear] Enhanced Response Force Package) are specially trained to detect the presence of hazardous materials and relieve civilian first responders and sustain emergency rescue operations after an attack.

With the exercise taking place in downtown Kingston, local residents watched as military and civilian forces reacted, in stages, to a simulated dirty bomb detonation. This was the first time the New York National Guard has conducted a drill like this in an actual city.

When sent in, the search and extraction team suit up and begin examining the site and the casualties.

"The search and extraction team breaches the area and assesses the number and injuries of the casualties," Capt. Jennifer Sheringham a WMD (weapons of mass destruction) plans and operations officer said. "They are the first ones notified of a chemical presence from the civilian first responders."

As the search and extraction team brings simulated casualties to the decontamination site, the next stage begins.

Fully suited during the decontamination phase, the teams send casualties through a series of tents where they are rinsed and retested for signs of chemical or radioactive activity.

Working together in an urban environment for the first time, the CERFP and the civil support team practiced a real world situation to better prepare for an unexpected disaster.

"Our goal today is to look at our response time, see how we are working as a group and pinpoint our deficiencies," Sheringham said. "We try to make it as realistic as possible so that if something does happen we know we'll be ready."

Operating in a high stress environment does not come without difficulty.

"Personnel are a struggle because we have some people that really know what they are doing, and then some that are doing this type of training for the first time and that makes it hard," Sgt. Ruffy Galsim, the non-commissioned officer in charge for non-ambulatory decontamination said. "Our unit does this training at least every two months in order to keep up with new Soldiers coming into the unit."

Working in an urban environment, space is not negotiable.

"Every scenario is different," Galsim said. "In a small area like this we have to be able to coordinate ourselves with the space that we are given.

Cooperation between civil and military forces is essential for training but does not come without certain challenges.

"There are always obstacles but the hardest part is getting together and getting it right," said Major Fred McCoy, executive officer, 104th Military Police Battalion. "The Soldier's, airmen, and civilian forces really came together and integrated well."

Closing down a major part of downtown Kingston for a training exercise and the amount of coordination in working with so many different support teams in no way outweighs the importance of the exercise itself.

"In a natural disaster this is what would happen," McCoy said. "We would in such a case integrate with civilian forces so this integration is reality" (Read Media, 2011)

New York Dirty Bomb Drills
Type: 
Dirty Bomb 
Date:
 December 15, 2011
Name: 
Unknown 
Agencies: 
Counterterrorism units of the NYPD and Long Island police departments w
Location(s): 
New York City, New York, Suffolk County 
Notes: 
Drill simulated the finding and intercepting of a mock improvised nuclear bomb destined for New York City

Title:
 Nuclear Drill Set In Suffolk In December
Date:
 November 14, 2011
Source:
 
Newsday

Abstract: Counterterrorism units of the NYPD and Long Island police departments will fan out across Suffolk County on Dec. 15 as part of a major exercise to find and intercept a mock improvised nuclear bomb destined for New York City, officials said Monday.

The Suffolk nuclear drill, similar to one carried out in April in the city that looked for a "dirty bomb," will focus the search for a device containing... (Newsday, 2011)


9. NEW YORK DIRTY BOMB PLOTS & PATSIES 

A number of dirty bomb plots and patsies have been conveniently "discovered" by the U.S. government targeting New York City and Times Square in particular. In the first case, a man named Dhiren Barot, the son of an international banker, allegedly targeted New York City with a dirty bomb. The second incident is the more widely known case of Al Qaeda who issued a dirty bomb scare of the 10th 9/11 anniversary. These incidents appear to be contrived in an attempt to terrorize the public, justify the war on terror, and psychologically prepare the American public for the dirty bomb scenario. A dirty bomb card is in the false-flag deck, the question is whether it will be played in New York City on New Year’s Eve.


New York Dirty Bomb Plots & Patsies 
Date:
 October 13, 2006
Suspect: 
Dhiren Barot
Age: 
34
Ethnicity:
 Indian 
Location:
 London, England, New York, New York 
Weapons: 
Dirty Bomb Plot 
Target: 
New York Stock Exchange, International Monetary Fund, World Bank
Quote: "I plead guilty."
Notes: Son of an International Banker 



Title: 
Man Admits Terror Plot To Blow Up Wall St Amid 'Dirty Bomb' Revelation
Date:
 October 13, 2006
Source:
 Daily Mail 

Abstract: A British Muslim terrorist mastermind faces life in jail after he admitted plotting a radioactive 'dirty bomb' attack in the UK and a string of devastating atrocities in the USA.

Dhiren Barot, 34, planned to kill "as many innocent people as possible" by blowing up some of the world's largest financial institutions including the New York Stock Exchange, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

In the UK, the banker's son - who was brought up in London as a Hindu - plotted to detonate a radioactive bomb and blow up buildings by packing stretch limousines with gas cylinders in underground car parks.

The unprecedented and extraordinary attack was dubbed the 'Gas Limo project' and was designed to cause "injury, fear, terror or chaos" for hundreds of Britons.

Both plots were smashed by Scotland Yard in August 2004 when Barot was arrested in Harlesden, North West London, after a dramatic chase which culminated in him hiding in a barber's shop.

Yesterday a heavily-guarded Barot sat in the glass panelled dock at Woolwich Crown Court, South East London, as he heard the Crown outline how he plotted the wave of attacks.

The clerk of the court said to him: "On count one of this indictment you are charged with conspiracy to murder.

"The particulars of the offence being that on diverse days between January 1 2000 and August 4 2004, you conspired together with other persons unknown to murder other persons.

"Do you plead guilty or not guilty?"

Barot, wearing a khaki-coloured zip-up jumper and black shirt and sporting a short beard, said calmly: "I plead guilty." and made notes on his laptop computer throughout the hearing.

Outlining the basis of plea, Edmund Lawson, QC, said that the conspiracy against the US buildings included attacks on the Washington-based World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the New York Stock Exchange and two financial institutions: the Citigroup and Prudential buildings.

The idea, said Mr Lawson, was to carry out bombings "with no warning".

He added: "They were plainly designed to carry out explosions designed to kill as many innocent people as possible."

Detailing the planned UK attacks, Mr Lawson described "the gas limo project".

"That was... the main cornerstone or main target of a series of planned attacks involved packing three limousines with gas cylinders, explosives and the like, detonating them in underground car parks," he said.

The limo project was to be supported by 'three other projects' the court heard; "a number of further collateral objectives to cause injury, fear, terror or chaos".

The court heard how Barot sketched out details for a "radioactive dirty bomb project".

Mr Lawson added: "The defendant expressed the preference in respect of the radiation project was that it deserved to be an independent project in its own right.

"The radiation dirty bomb project was not intended to kill but rather to carry out the objectives I referred to:, injury, fear, terror and chaos

"The radiation project was designed among other things to affect some 500 people."

Barot, who was raised a Hindu, attended the highly rated Kingsbury High School in the North London suburbs.

His parents, Indian-born Manu Barot, a retired banker and his wife Bharati, arrived in Britain from Kenya in 1973 when their son was just 12 months old. following the imposition of draconian laws barring non-Kenyans working in economically important industries.

The family still live in a £300,000 house in a quiet 1930s cul-de sac.

Barot took exams in English, Maths, French, Graphical Communication, and Typewriting but was rejected from jobs with two High Street banks and left to pursue various menial jobs.

But, by the age of 20, however, he had converted to Islam after a family visit to the disputed territory of Kashmir - the subject of a bitter and bloody battle between India and Pakistan.

Barot also faced 12 other charges: one of conspiracy to commit public nuisance, seven of making a record of information for terrorist purposes and four of possessing a record of information for terrorist purposes.

The judge ordered all these charges to lie on file following his guilty plea to conspiracy to murder.

Mr Justice Butterfield, said that when Barot is sentenced at a later date he "would be the first Muslim terrorist to be sentenced for such a grave offence as conspiracy to murder. It is likely to attract very considerable debate and discussion".

Seven other men are due to face trial next year. Yesterday his mother, a supermarket worker, refused to comment when contacted by the Daily Mail by telephone.

Friends of the family said Barot was a lovely boy who had been brainwashed by extremists.

"He was a really good kid. How can a nice Hindu boy change into a Muslim? I believe he was brainwashed," said a neighbour.

"The family are some of the nicest people you could ever meet and it was a shock to people round here to hear about their son."

Another neighbour said: "The family are lovely and it's such a shock to hear this news because of what nice people they are."

The Barot family home was a few doors away from the childhood home of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. Watts also attended Kingsbury High School as did pop star George Michael.

Security at court yesterday was so tight that even police officers were forced to undergo checks (Daily Mail, 2006)


Dirty Bomb Plots & Patsies 

Date:
 September 9, 2011
Suspect: 
Al Qaeda 
Age: 
?
Ethnicity:
 Arab
Location:
 Unknown 
Weapons: 
Dirty Bomb 
Target: 
New York, New York, Washington D.C. 
Quote: 
N/A
Notes:
 Incident occurred 2 days before 10th anniversary of 9/11. 



Title: 
Sources: Authorities Concerned About Possible Dirty Bomb, Times Square Strike
Date: 
September 9, 2011
Source: 
CBS News 

AbstractJust two days before the 10th anniversary, New York City is on high alert. Federal and local authorities have beefed up security after receiving intelligence about a credible threat. The alleged plot by al Qaeda involves detonating car bombs on bridges and in tunnels in New York and Washington D.C. to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11.

Chopper 2 HD got a look at the NYPD in action on Friday — police cruisers and orange cones marked one checkpoint on the George Washington Bridge. On the West Side Highway, at one of the many checkpoints, police were stopping drivers and searching vehicles, specifically vans and trucks. There is also a threat to bridges and tunnels.

Security was equally tight at Penn Station, where armed guards were keeping watch over travelers as Transportation Security Administration agents performed random bag checks, swiping packs for gunpowder.

The crossroads of the world came to a grinding halt at various times Friday because for police Times Square has become the ground zero of the latest terror threat. Sources told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer that another attempt to explode a bomb there is a key concern, and the intelligence suggests it could be a dirty bomb.

Based on informant information authorities are looking for three suspects. One is believed to be an American citizen. Two others apparently have U.S. travel documents.

Some of the information on the latest threat could be coming from Younis al-Mauritani, the man hand-picked by Osama bin Laden to develop terror targets in the United States. He’s a “most wanted list” senior al Qaeda operative who was arrested in Pakistan last week with his computer, BlackBerry and other tools.

“Remember, an awful lot of the security we have you don’t see,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. “I’m satisfied that Commissioner Kelly has deployed all of our resources doing everything that we should be doing.”

“Terrorism is theater and this is the stage,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “This is right now probably the world’s biggest stage. “

There was a lot of security you could see Friday in the Big Apple, especially in Times Square, because, as sources told Kramer, the intelligence includes information that al Qaeda wants to finish the job that started with Faisal Shahzad’s failed car bomb attempt in May 2010.

Top security officials told Kramer this is the al Qaeda way. Their 1993 attempt to topple the World Trade Center failed, so they came back again on 9/11. Shahzad’s car bomb fizzled, so now they want to try again.

But that’s only half of the problem. Officials are worried that this time it could be a dirty bomb.

“We have to think about a dirty bomb, where you take radiological material and mix it with conventional explosives,” Kelly said.

Kramer recently talked exclusively with Kelly about the possibility of a dirty bomb, but now sources said the classroom drills might have to be put into practice. Intelligence sources said the terrorists could be trying to make a dirty bomb this time my mixing radiological isotopes with an explosive device.

That’s why the NYPD is deploying all kinds of radiation detectors, panel trucks with sophisticated instruments. On Friday, cops had personal radiation detectors on their belts, and radiation detectors are being used by police within a 50-mile radius of New York City — in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania and on Long Island.

Kelly told Kramer the NYPD has units trained to deal with terrorists who have bombs.

“We think about how to handle these people. How do we approach them if we believe they have some device, a bomb, something that’s going to explode,” Kelly said. “We have to think about tactics and strategies.”

On Friday night, tourists and residents in Times Square didn’t seem too concerned with the threat of an attack.

“I think it’s the safest place on the planet right now,” Andre Vriese of California told CBS 2′s Sean Hennessey.

“Keep the country safe and keep terrorists out,” added Ken Jennings of Brooklyn.

“I mean, it’s been how long since 9/11? So we kind of get used to having the security around,” said Nigel McFarland of Brooklyn (CBS News, 2011)


10. THE 2011 "NEW YEAR'S EVE" MOVIE 

The film New Years Eve has arguably the largest cast of celebrities ever assembled with stars and celebrities from all walks of life including: Halle BerryJessica BielJon Bon JoviAbigail BreslinChris "Ludacris" BridgesRobert De Niro, Josh DuhamelZac EfronHéctor ElizondoKatherine HeiglAshton KutcherSeth Meyers,  Lea MicheleSarah Jessica Parker, Russel Peters,  Michelle PfeifferTil SchweigerHilary Swank, and Sofía Vergara

The film states that over "1 billion" people will watch the ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve. In the film, Russell Peters, works for a catering company whose logo clearly represents the shape of a nuclear detonation. While it is unclear what the name of the catering company is, it looks as though it may be named "Arlington Catering Company". This is significant in that the Super Bowl XLV nuclear terror plot that was subverted on February 6, 2011, took place in Arlington, Texas.
Title: New Years Eve (Film)
Date: December 9, 2011
Source: Wikipedia

AbstractOn New Year's Eve, Vice-President of the Times Square Alliance Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank) is making the final arrangements for the ball drop with the help of her friend Brandon (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges). Meanwhile, after being nearly run over by a car and denied a vacation, Ahern Records secretary Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer) quits her job and offers the deliveryman Paul (Zac Efron) tickets for the Ahern Records Masquerade Ball if Paul helps her complete a series of New Year's resolutions before midnight, which he accepts.

Paul's sister, Kim (Sarah Jessica Parker), is having trouble with her teenage daughter Hailey (Abigail Breslin), who wants to spend New Year's Eve with her friends and her boyfriend Seth (Jake T. Austin) in Times Square. Paul's roommate, comic book illustrator Randy (Ashton Kutcher), who hates New Year's Eve after his girlfriend left him on a date, gets stuck in an elevator with Elise (Lea Michele), an aspiring singer who will be providing back-up for musician Jensen (Jon Bon Jovi) in his show at the Ahern Records ball, where he rekindles his feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Laura (Katherine Heigl).

At a nearby hospital, Stan Harris (Robert De Niro), a man in the final stages of cancer who refuses chemotherapy and who only wishes to see the ball drop one last time, is kept company by Nurse Aimee (Halle Berry) and Nurse Mindy (Alyssa Milano) after his doctor (Cary Elwes) reveals he will not last much longer. In the same hospital, a young couple, Griffin (Seth Meyers) and Tess (Jessica Biel), about to have their first child, competes with another couple, James (Til Schweiger) and Grace (Sarah Paulson), for a bonus offered for the family of the first child born in the new year. Elsewhere, Sam (Josh Duhamel), a businessman from Ahern Records, attempts to arrive at the Ahern Records Ball, where he is to deliver an important speech, after his car malfunctions on the other side of New York, all while wondering if he should attend a meeting with a mysterious woman he met and fell in love with on the previous New Year's Eve.

As midnight approaches, one of the billboard lights of the Times Square panel malfunctions, jamming the ball and forcing Claire to call Kominsky (Hector Elizondo), a eletrician she had fired a few weeks prior. Kominsky repairs the ball seconds before midnight, and, in gratitude, Claire leaves him in charge of the operation, quits her stressful job and rushes to see the ball drop with her father, Stan. Meanwhile, Nurse Aimee has a videoconference with her husband (Common), a soldier serving in Afghanistan.

Paul helps Ingrid complete all the items on her list, and she gives him the tickets. Meanwhile, Randy and Elise bond, and, as they are about to kiss, the elevator is repaired and Elise rushes to Jensen's show. Randy notices she forgot her rubber band and rushes to give it to her. At the Ball, Jensen leaves midway during the show and apologizes to Laura, who accepts him back and leaves with the approval of her assistant, Sous Chef Ava (Sofia Vergara). With Jensen gone, Elise is called to replace him and attracts the attention of the crowd. She kisses Randy, and they start a romantic relationship.

Griffin and Tess have their baby and, although it is born first, they allow James and Grace to have the bonus after discovering they actually have three children. Meanwhile, after being forbidden from attending the celebration, Hailey runs away to Times Square, where she sees Seth being kissed by another girl. Heartbroken, she meets and is comforted by her mother. Seth finds them and apologizes, claiming the girl stole a kiss from him. Hailey forgives him and Seth kisses her. Her mother allows her to go to an after-party. Kim then goes to a restaurant to meet Sam, who had succeeded in delivering his speech. She is the mysterious woman he met one year prior, and they finally discover each other's names.


11. THE DIRTY BOMB?

As of February 1, 2011, 5 days prior to Super Bowl XLV, Wikileaks revealed that Al Qaeda has a nuclear weapon, or at least a dirty bomb. On November 24, 2011, it was reported that three nuclear weapons were allegedly stolen from Oman. In 1979 or the early 1980's, current Prime Minister of EnglandDavid Cameron, allegedly traveled to South Africa along with a nuclear technician on behalf of the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and returned with a deal for 3 nuclear weapons. These nuclear weapons were then allegedly shipped to Oman whereby they were put in private sector storage. The weapons were eventually stolen by John Bredenkamp, an international arms dealer who allegedly sold them to Britain and then stole them back to sell on the Black market. Should these nukes be used on America in a false-flag terror scenario, Pakistan will take the blame. Pakistan, aside from its alleged role in terrorism, is the greatest nuclear proliferator on record and will surely be scapegoated in any nuclear attack against the West.

Title: WikiLeaks: Al-Qaeda 'Is Planning A Dirty Bomb'
Date: February 2, 2011
Source: The Telegraph

AbstractA leading atomic regulator has privately warned that the world stands on the brink of a "nuclear 9/11".

Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing "workable and efficient" biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West.

Thousands of classified American cables obtained by the WikiLeaks website and passed to The Daily Telegraph detail the international struggle to stop the spread of weapons-grade nuclear, chemical and biological material around the globe.

At a Nato meeting in January 2009, security chiefs briefed member states that al-Qaeda was plotting a programme of "dirty radioactive IEDs", makeshift nuclear roadside bombs that could be used against British troops in Afghanistan.

As well as causing a large explosion, a "dirty bomb" attack would contaminate the area for many years.

The briefings also state that al-Qaeda documents found in Afghanistan in 2007 revealed that "greater advances" had been made in bio-terrorism than was previously realised.

An Indian national security adviser told American security personnel in June 2008 that terrorists had made a "manifest attempt to get fissile material" and "have the technical competence to manufacture an explosive device beyond a mere dirty bomb".

Alerts about the smuggling of nuclear material, sent to Washington from foreign US embassies, document how criminal and terrorist gangs were trafficking large amounts of highly radioactive material across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The alerts explain how customs guards at remote border crossings used radiation alarms to identify and seize cargoes of uranium and plutonium.

Freight trains were found to be carrying weapons-grade nuclear material across the Kazakhstan-Russia border, highly enriched uranium was transported across Uganda by bus, and a "small-time hustler" in Lisbon offered to sell radioactive plates stolen from Chernobyl.

In one incident in September 2009, two employees at the Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia smuggled almost half a ton of uranium concentrate powder – yellowcake – out of the compound in plastic bags.

"Acute safety and security concerns" were even raised in 2008 about the uranium and plutonium laboratory of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the nuclear safety watchdog.

Tomihiro Taniguchi, the deputy director-general of the IAEA, has privately warned America that the world faces the threat of a "nuclear 9/11" if stores of uranium and plutonium were not secured against terrorists .

But diplomats visiting the IAEA's Austrian headquarters in April 2008 said that there was "no way to provide perimeter security" to its own laboratory because it has windows that leave it vulnerable to break-ins.

Senior British defence officials have raised "deep concerns" that a rogue scientist in the Pakistani nuclear programme "could gradually smuggle enough material out to make a weapon," according to a document detailing official talks in London in February 2009.

Agricultural stores of deadly biological pathogens in Pakistan are also vulnerable to "extremists" who could use supplies of anthrax, foot and mouth disease and avian flu to develop lethal biological weapons.

Anthrax and other biological agents, including smallpox and avian flu, could be sprayed from a shop-bought aerosol can in a crowded area, leaked security briefings warn.

The security of the world's only two declared smallpox stores in Atlanta, USA, and Novosibirsk, Russia, has repeatedly been called into doubt by "a growing chorus of voices" at meetings of the World Health Assembly documented in the leaked cables.

The alarming disclosures come after President Barack Obama last year declared nuclear terrorism "the single biggest threat" to international security with the potential to cause "extraordinary loss of life" (The Telegraph, 2011).  

Title: UK Extremely Worried About Stolen Nukes
Date:
 November 25, 2011
Source:
 Press TV

Abstract: Is the UK frantically trying to find out where they were sold on the “Black Market”? 

We know something that you don't…… but can't talk about it Under the Nuclear Explosions Act otherwise we will all end up in gaol for life. 

Chris McGreal of the Guardian newspaper published an article 24th of May 2010 revealing how Israel offered to sell nukes to South Africa during the apartheid era. What he failed to reveal was that Israel struck up a deal with South Africa to move its technicians down to the high-security weapons research and development facilities at Pelindaba. 

It was at this location that the Israeli technicians managed to covertly give themselves nuclear weapons but also under the table gave South Africa its own nuclear capability but guess what?.......the US and UK knew all about the programme but the UN did not!!!.......what was even more amazing was the fact that the UN sent a team to South Africa where they were convinced that South Africa had curtailed its nuclear weapons programme when in actual fact it had not!! 

It is fairly obvious why Israel is totally consumed in trying to find these stolen weapon and needless to say the US and British Governments are equally as concerned and yet are not in a position to admit to their loss as in doing so would incriminate past and current very senior politicians including our current Prime Minister David Cameron. 

It always appear to be the case that your past always comes back to haunt you. So let's just recall the history behind these weapons that were designed and commissioned all during the UN embargo years and who was allegedly involved. 

I must also make it quite clear that many of the world leaders and senior members of government have been involved in these under the table deals which has resulted in many of them accumulating much wealth either for the party election funds or for their own personal gain. When one further considers that these faceless individuals not only govern out country but are also directly responsible for the death of millions of people both military staff and civilians it is extremely hard to understand. 

How can any government have such a flawed intelligence network and allow such things to take place without some sort of audit to see what is going on behind the scenes. We have seen both the US, UK, EU and Israel transfer almost everything from chemical and biological weapons to nuclear part to countries which they have since called the “Axis of Evil.”...........that statement is not totally true because the "Axis of Evil" is right here in the heart of London!! 

It was in the late 1970 when the South African nuclear programme started to go into full swing with the compliments of the Israeli scientists resulting in the first test and only test firing of a nuclear weapon. The test took place on a moored vessel anchored off Prince Edward Island on the 22nd of September 1979 when a typical double flash was observed from a passing US satellite. 

One has to understand that this was all under the radar of the United Nations with the full knowledge of selected members of the US and British Governments. The US immediately went on the defensive by creating their “False Flag” report known as the “Vela Incident” in which they explained the following: 

The conclusions of the Presidential panel (the Ad Hoc Panel) were reassuring, as they suggested that the most likely explanation of the Vela detection was a meteoroid hitting the satellite - in part because of the discrepancy in bhangmeter readings Others who examined the data, including the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the national laboratories, and defense contractors reached a very different conclusion - that the data supported the conclusion that on 22 September 1979, Vela 6911 had detected a nuclear detonation. 

What I find ironic here is the fact that several agencies confirmed it was a nuclear explosion but the US Government conveniently put it to bed. I can assure you that through my own scientific contacts in the US this did actually happen and an internal memo at the Los Alamos nuclear research facility confirmed that it had been a nuclear explosion. One has to understand the high stakes involved in such programmes, especially when vast sums of money are being banded around senior political figures. This is truly corruption at its best! 

The joint venture (Israel - South Africa) created 10 Battlefield Bombs and after the first test that left nine. The bombs were designed to be highly mobile and reasonably compact and could be carried by the British Canberra bomber or the Buccaneer. 

It became apparent in later years that the supremacy of white power in South Africa was about to finish and so they had to open up discussion with the Americans and British as they feared these weapons getting into the hands of the blacks. It was during this time that a decision was made to ship all nine bombs to Chicago for de commissioning. However, our dear “Iron Lady” Maggie Thatcher decided that it would be a good idea to maybe acquire a few of the weapons for possible use against Iraq in the event Saddam did not toe the line. 

Thatcher then ordered her Page Boy, David Cameron, to go down to South Africa along with what was believed to be the only technical man available (non other than the now( Sir) Kenneth Warren). Others also believed to be implicated was David Wilshire and many other senior members of government. In actual fact as we follow this charade up to the current time we could possible include other very senior person such as Lord McAlpine, Peter Lilley, Alan Clarke and Ken Clarke and others I have previously named in other articles. The late Dr. David Kelly was also involved. 

We have to remember that this was almost a private sector deal with many political figures implicated some of whom became share holders in the illegal nuke purchase. We are talking here about an extremely high risk deal, with little security for the weapons themselves as everything had to be done in a low key covert way. 

As we already know David Cameron was able to secure a deal for his lady mentor, Maggie Thatcher, and returned with a deal for three nuclear weapons. They were shipped to Oman whereby they were put in private sector storage and eventually stolen by John Bredenkamp, the arms dealer who sold them to Britain and then stole them back to sell on the Black market and the rest is now history. 

We have to understand that British Tax Payers money was then placed in the Conservative Party Electoral Fund (£17.8m) which to this day has not been accounted for and other money was made available to Tony Blair (£1m) compliments of Bernie Ecclesone. On top of this a slush fund was also developed to silence other third parties that knew of the deal and our dear Mr. Ken Clarke then implemented his gagging orders to those involved!! 

I guess you do not believe this story......why don't you check it out yourself it is written in Hansard 22nd June 1993, and starting at Col. 197 when Lord Doug Hoyle raised the issue in the House as follows: 

“Mr Hoyle: If the hon. Gentleman will allow me, I shall tell him what information is now given to us. We understand the expenditure and what Tory central office receives. In 1992, central office received £20.7 million. When we asked about that and about company donations, the Tory party told us to look at company accounts. I repeat: in 1992, the Tories received £20.7 million. When the records were checked by Companies house, only £2.9 198million was shown in company accounts. That means that there is a deficit of £17.8 million. We want to know where that £17.8 million came from. 

Mr Tim Smith: The hon. Gentleman has made the suggestion about the accounts of the Conservative party that was made by a member of the Select Committee last week: that no accounts had been published between 1979 and 1983. They were published, and I undertook to send copies to the Select Committee. 

Mr Hoyle: I gave way to the hon. Gentleman because I expected him to tell me where the difference of £17.8 million came from. I shall give way again to him. I am told that he is a treasurer of the Conservative party. I give way to him now so that he can stand up and tell us where the £17.8 million came from. Does the hon. Gentleman care to do that? I am waiting. I do not think that we shall get the information from the horse's mouth. We certainly did not get it from the Secretary of State.” 

I could write article after article on the many levels of corruption that occurred in both the US and the UK (not forgetting Israel) and the terrible consequences of this greed resulting in the death of many of our own troops and innocent civilians….all for their own pocket. Solid evidence proves that over the period of 1982-90 Iraq was supplied by the US and UK with WMD, including biological cultures and chemical precursors of nerve gases etc (Press TV, 2011)



12. THE "BANG" & "BOMB" WARNINGS 

In the weeks leading up to the 2011 Holidays, two distinct incidents have occurred using the word "Bang" and "Bomb". Although both incidents occurred in California, they draw considerable suspicion nonetheless. The first incident occurred when a backpack with the word "bang" written on it prompted authorities to evacuate sections of Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. The second incident occurred when a  longshoreman discovered a shipping container in the Port of Los Angeles with the word "bomb" painted on the outside. Shortly after the 2011 Super Bowl nuclear terror plot was exposed, a San Diego Port Authority officer stated that a "nuclear device" or "dirty bomb" had made entry into America but wouldn't specify which port. 

Title: Backpack Marked With A 'Bang' Prompted Los Angeles' Union Station Evacuation
Date: December 13, 2011
Source: Fox News 

Abstract: A backpack with the word "bang" written on it prompted authorities to evacuate sections of Union Station in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The bag belonged to a person whose nickname is "Bang Bang" and contained nothing suspicious, the Los Angeles Times reported.

About two and a half hours after shutting down sections of the busy station -- ahead of the beginning of the rush-hour commute -- authorities were preparing to reopen the transport hub about 7:15pm local time, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told the newspaper.

The sheriff's department earlier confirmed the incident on Twitter.

"5:35PM,Tues,Suspicious luggage on @MetroLosAngeles Red Line subway train, UnionStation #LASD Transit Services & LASD BombSquad on scene," read the tweet.

The bag was spotted by a security guard at the station who alerted authorities.

"It had the name 'Bang' on it," Lt. Vince Carter told the Times. "That made deputies suspicious."

Authorities stopped the train and cleared parts of the station after the bag was found about 4:50pm.

Bomb squad investigators were called in to investigate the bag, but it did not contain explosives.

The Red Line and Purple Line were affected by the partial evacuation, KABC-TV reported.

Travelers were instead being transported on buses, with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority advising of delays of up to 20 minutes (Fox News, 2011).

Title: Suspicious Cargo Container Disrupts Traffic At LA Port
Date: December 22, 2011
Source: WNEP News 

Abstract: Cargo traffic at the Port of Los Angeles was disrupted on Wednesday after longshoremen discovered a shipping container with the word "bomb" painted on the outside, a spokesman for the facility said.

Dock workers at the nation's busiest container port reported coming across the suspicious cargo bin as it was being unloaded from a ship on Wednesday afternoon, port spokesman Phillip Sanfield said.

Roughly 10 percent of the port was forced to close as the area was cordoned off and a Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad, bomb-sniffing dogs and other agencies arrived to investigate the container, Sanfield said.

The loading and unloading of two vessels was temporarily halted at one of the port's eight container terminals, and the crew of the ship that had carried the spray-painted cargo bin was evacuated as a precaution, he added.

Shortly after 9 p.m. local time, authorities at the scene reported that no suspicious material was found inside the container, Sanfield said in an email message.

"We see all sorts of cargo that's inspected and odd things," Sanfield said, but "it's unusual to have that sort of graffiti on a container at the port." He said the word "bomb" had appeared in spray-painted lettering in a "couple" places on the container.

Police spokesman Cleon Joseph said no threat was received by the port in connection with the incident.

Sanfield said the container in question had arrived on a Singapore-flagged vessel that originated in Vietnam and stopped over in Oakland, California, en route to Los Angeles (WNEP News, 2011)


13. LONE WOLF & HOMEGROWN TERROR WARNINGS


The U.S. and Israeli government apparently know the inner workings of terrorism because they are all predicting the exact same thing: a "lone wolf" or "lone offender" will commit terror attacks upon America in the very near future. Which begs the question: If the future terrorist is a “lone wolf”, how is the known that he or she is planning an attack if they are not communicating with anyone else? 


A "lone wolf" is much easier to handle publicly, criminally and politically than a grand conspiracy. The propaganda groundwork for the "lone wolf" has been fed to the American public via mainstream and alternative media outlets in an attempt to divert attention from the real terrorist group that will likely execute the terror attack: Israeli Mossad. Remember, "Lone Wolf" is the new terror buzzword and it means that every American is now a terror suspect.

December 2, 2011: U.S. Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano said Friday that the risk of "lone wolf" attackers, with no ties to known extremist networks or grand conspiracies, is on the rise as the global terrorist threat has shifted. "The thing that's most noticeable to me is the growth of the lone wolf," the single attacker who lives in the United States or elsewhere who is not part of a larger global conspiracy or network, she said.

December 8, 2011: The White House unveiled a new strategy to battle homegrown terrorism by fostering coordination between local authorities and teaching officials to better recognize violent extremism. “What we have to do is be prepared for these different types of approaches that al Qaeda is pursuing,” Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, told NPR. “The large attacks, the small attacks, the groups that are operating together and the individuals who may be vulnerable to these types of entreaties.”

Title: White House Unveils New Strategy To Fight Homegrown Terrorism
Date:
 December 8, 2011
Source:
 ABC News

Abstract: The White House today unveiled a new strategy to battle homegrown terrorism by fostering coordination between local authorities and teaching officials to better recognize violent extremism.

“Protecting our nation’s communities from violent extremist recruitment and radicalization is a top national security priority. It is an effort that requires creativity, diligence and commitment to our fundamental rights and principles,” read a report entitled, “Strategic Implementation Plan for Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States.”

“What we have to do is be prepared for these different types of approaches that al Qaeda is pursuing,” Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, told NPR. “The large attacks, the small attacks, the groups that are operating together and the individuals who may be vulnerable to these types of entreaties.”

The plan outlined enhanced coordination between local partners – including schools and community groups – and federal law enforcement, and sought to empower communities by teaching local officials to recognize violent extremism.

“Just as we engage and raise awareness to prevent gang violence, sexual offenses, school shootings and other acts of violence, so too must we ensure that our communities are empowered to recognize threats of violent extremism and understand the range of government and nongovernment resources that can help keep their families, friends and neighbors safe,” the report said (ABC News, 2011).

Title: Napolitano: Lone Wolf Terror Threat Growing
Date: 
December 2, 2011
Source: 
CBS

Abstract
U.S. Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano said Friday that the risk of "lone wolf" attackers, with no ties to known extremist networks or grand conspiracies, is on the rise as the global terrorist threat has shifted.

Such risks, Napolitano said in an interview in Paris, heighten the need to keep dangerous travelers from reaching the United States, and she urged European partners to finalize a deal on sharing passenger data that has met resistance over privacy concerns.

Napolitano acknowledged shifts in the terror threat this year, but said the changes had little to do with the uprisings that have overturned the old order in countries around the Arab world and opened up new opportunities for extremist groups.

Asked about the greatest current threats to the United States, she said one from al Qaeda has morphed. "From a U.S. perspective, over the last several years we have had more attacks emanating from AQAP (al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) than from core al Qaeda," she told The Associated Press.

"There's been a lot of evolution over the past three years," she said. "The thing that's most noticeable to me is the growth of the lone wolf," the single attacker who lives in the United States or elsewhere who is not part of a larger global conspiracy or network, she said.

She named no examples, but it's a phenomenon that is increasingly the focus of international anti-terror operations.

A former U.S. Army psychiatrist is the sole suspect in deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. In March, a Kosovo Albanian acting alone fatally shot two American airmen in Frankfurt, Germany. In April, a remote-control bomb exploded in a Marrakech cafe popular with tourists, killing 17 people, mostly foreigners — an attack devised by a Moroccan who was inspired by al Qaeda and tried unsuccessfully for years to join the international terror network before returning to Morocco to devise an attack of his own.

One threat that has remained constant, Napolitano stressed, is that of terrorists reaching U.S. territory. She said the agreement with the EU on sharing data on air passengers for flights from Europe to America is needed to "make sure these global networks and global systems that we all rely on remain safe."

She stressed that such data aided high-profile U.S. terrorist investigations in recent years, including that into Najibullah Zazi, who admitted plotting to bomb New York subways, and David Headley, who was involved in the 2008 Mumbai, India, terrorist attack.

The United States and European Union initialed a new agreement on Nov. 17 after a previous accord from 2007 had to be renegotiated because of changes in EU legislation, and amid criticism that it allowed U.S. authorities too much insight into the private data of EU citizens.

The new deal sets clear limits to what data can be used by U.S. authorities and for how long, and allows passengers to obtain access to their records to correct and delete them.

The accord must still be endorsed by the EU Council — the heads of state, expected to sign off easily later this month — and the European Parliament, where a small group of legislators remains opposed.

The U.S. effort won support Friday from France's interior minister, who acknowledged that Europe gets spillover benefits from the tough U.S. line on terrorism. Claude Gueant said the U.S. made concessions to European concerns about privacy and agreed to share some data with Europe.

"I think this is accord is really a win-win," he told reporters after meeting with Napolitano and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Napolitano and Holder were in Paris for a meeting with counterparts from the so-called G-6 countries: Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain (CBS, 2011).

Title: Napolitano: 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists On The Rise, Most Difficult To Intercept
Date:
 August 17, 2011
Source:
 Fox News

Abstract"Lone wolf" terror plots are on the rise and are "much more difficult to intercept" than the major coordinated effort that went into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. 

In a speech at a Chamber of Commerce event, Napolitano said the U.S. has a "layered system of security that would give us multiple ways to deter" an attack like the one a decade ago in which airplanes were weaponized.

"What we see now is smaller plots," she said. "We are also seeing a rise of activities by individuals who are actually in the country, and they are acting by themselves and that kind of attack is the most difficult to prevent because there is nothing to intercept."

Napolitano's comments echoed what President Obama said in an interview Tuesday in discussing the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11. 

The FBI and Homeland Security sent a bulletin late Tuesday to local and state law enforcement agencies and obtained by Fox News that warns of potential lone wolf threats to the U.S., specifically "small arms operations."

The six-page document cites specific examples, including a July incident where a U.S. soldier is accused of plotting to attack Fort Hood with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and guns. And the attack in Norway, where Anders Brevik, described as a right-wing extremist, car-bombed government buildings and opened fire on a camp, killing 69.

A Homeland Security official told Fox News that the bulletin is not driven by new intelligence, but the growing concern about lone wolf operations.

With the nation preparing to observe the 10th anniversary of hijacked airliners crashing in New York and Washington and in the Pennsylvania countryside, Obama said the government is in a state of heightened awareness. 

"The biggest concern we have right now is not the launching of a major terrorist operation, although that risk is always there," the president said. 

"The risk that we're especially concerned over right now is the lone wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon being able to carry out wide-scale massacres of the sort that we saw in Norway recently," he said. "You know, when you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology, they can do a lot of damage, and it's a lot harder to trace those lone wolf operators." 

In Norway, Anders Behring Breivik, 32, was charged with killing 69 people last month at a youth camp. A lawyer for Breivik says his client believes the massacre was necessary to save Norway and Europe from Muslims and punish politicians who have embraced multiculturalism. 

In recent years the U.S. has endured terror-linked attacks that authorities believe were carried out by a single person. In November 2009, 13 people were killed at Fort Hood, Texas, in a shooting that led to charges against an Army psychiatrist who authorities allege had become an Islamic extremist. 

A botched car bomb in New York's Times Square in 2010 and a Dec. 25, 2009, attempt to bring down a U.S.-bound jetliner with a bomb also were tied by authorities to one person in each instance. 

In the CNN interview, Obama said the government continues to monitor and gather information about potential terror plots, even though Al Qaeda's capabilities have been degraded. Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs during a raid in Pakistan last May. 

Asked if Americans do not have to worry about a nuclear or radiological attack or some other "spectacular" event, Obama said: "Look, as president of the United States, I worry about all of it. 

But I think the most likely scenario that we have to guard against right now ends up being more of a lone wolf operation than a large, well-coordinated terrorist attack. We still have to stay on top of it, though, and we're never letting our guard down. That's part of our job" (Fox News, 2011).

Title: Welcome To The Era Of The 'Lone Wolf'
Date: 
July 28, 2011
Source: 
Fox News

AbstractLast December, I met with senior Swedish officials, including a cabinet minister, over security concerns related to the safety of the Jewish community. Truth be told, I didn’t make much progress. It was explained to me that authorities have a list of about 800 extremists, roughly divided between Islamist militants and far-right neo-Nazis. Subtext: We have the situation in our country under control. “Was Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly on your list,” I asked.

The answer was no.

Authorities were apparently clueless about the radicalized Iraqi-born Swedish citizen who blew himself up prematurely in the heart of Stockholm, just yards away from hundreds of Christmas shoppers.

Sweden dodged a bullet that day, but Norway had no such luck.

In the wake of the carnage carried out by Andres Behring Breivik, authorities expressed shock he had escaped their scrutiny, since they had long-since infiltrated extremist groups.

Welcome to the era of the leaderless, "Lone Wolf."

"Lone Wolf," or leaderless resistance, probably traces back to anarchists of the late 19th century but re-emerged a quarter of a century ago in the United States when, in reaction to the government's successful infiltration of violent groups like The Order,  ex-klansman Louis Beam urged like-minded, anti-government extremists to re-form into small, untraceable cells.

That strategy has been deployed across America’s political and social spectrum: from radical environmentalists and animal rights protesters, to extreme anti-abortion activists, to Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh, and neo-Nazi types.

In 1999, one of them, white supremacist Buford O. Furrow, Jr., went on a lone wolf terror rampage in Los Angeles, shooting up a day camp at a Jewish community center and murdering a Filipino-American postal worker.

The ultimate “lone wolf,” of course, was Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Indeed, Andres Beivik ripped off parts of the Unabomber’s writings in his 1,500-page cut-and-paste manifesto.

But there are profound differences between the ultimate loner, Kaczynski, and Breivik. The self-appointed latter day Templar was quite social and gained empowerment and validation from like-minded bigots while evading police scrutiny. How? The Internet.

Intelligence and police agencies in the UK and the U.S. already have their hands full with Al Qaeda's decentralized Internet-based recruitment of individuals or small groups, who act without central direction. Deadly examples include the 7/7 London bombers and Colonel Hassan, the perpetrator of the Fort Hood Massacre.

And now the attacks in Norway.

There is, for now, no neo-Nazi guru of terror equivalent to Sheik al-Awlaki, but there is a significant subculture of hate pre-positioned to validate and inspire bigots like Breivik.

Take, for example, the Swedish Nazi web forum Nordisk (Nordic) that Breivik has been an active member of since 2009. Some members have called for political terrorism and bomb attacks on government buildings.

According to the anti-Nazi group EXPO, the common denominator of the Nordisk Forum online community is a hatred for immigrants and a multicultural Europe.  Discussions went way beyond pseudo-intellectual posturing. “The Turner Diaries,” the book labeled “the terrorist bible” that inspired the Oklahoma City bombing (using a fertilizer-based bomb) was also promoted in the Forum.

And in March 2010, EXPO reported the anonymous posting:

"Cars parked by a large building carrying fertilizer and gasoline can make a nice explosion. The skyscrapers will come down like the twin towers of the World Trade Center. We are not talking about killing people. We hope the buildings will be empty, but if they aren't, that will be unfortunate ... I don't understand why people are not aware that we must wage war. Leading politicians in the government, who live at a remove from the threat that immigrants pose, have decided they can come here to live with us in our society. They are misusing what our ancestors built here. In my opinion, nothing you could do to those creatures would be immoral."

Breivik appears to have used the full spectrum of the Internet. The Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang reports that Breivik has posted at least 75 Islamophobic and racist commentaries on Facebook.

"When will multiculturalism stop being an ideology designed to disintegrate European culture, identity, nation states and traditions?" Breivik demanded.

Authorities are combing through Breivik’s property and belongings to try to ascertain how he learned to build so powerful a bomb. In fact, you don’t have to go far beyond YOUTUBE, which boasts dozens of how-to videos instructing the uninitiated about converting a cellphone into a detonator and other practical tips to blow up a watermelon or your neighbor.

So while bowing our heads in prayer for the innocents and innocence lost in Norway, we all need to come to grips with the growing threat of digitally inspired lone wolves. Hate may be as old as Cain and Abel, but the combination of hate and technology presents a new threat we have yet to fully fathom, let alone thwart (Fox News, 2011).

Title: Napolitano: Domestic Terrorists Central To Threat
Date: July 21, 2011
Source: 
Fox News

AbstractThe killing of Usama Bin Laden in May by Navy SEALS may have damaged the al Qaeda organization in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but the terror group’s franchise in Yemen, its American-born leader Anwar al-Awlaki and homegrown threats are the next wave of terrorism, according to a new government report. 

Nearly a decade after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Bin Laden was only part of the story. “Terrorism didn't begin with him and hasn’t ended with him and we have all these other groups in addition to core al Qaeda,” Napolitano said of Bin Laden in an interview with Fox News.

Napolitano’s comments come on the heels of a new Department of Homeland Security progress report that examines whether the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations are being implemented. The 9/11 Commission was a bipartisan, independent study group created in the wake of the 2001 terror attacks to account for what happened and to find ways to prevent the next attack.

The new DHS progress report shows that homegrown terrorism is central to the emerging threat picture.

Recent Justice Department documents show a case of homegrown terrorism with links to an international group have popped up every two to three weeks since January 2009. Just last week, a 22-year-old Pennsylvania man was accused of using the Internet to encourage domestic attacks by jihadists.

“We cannot presume that a threat would come at us from abroad, so the whole notion of violent extremism happening within our shores is very different,” Napolitano said.

She also confirmed that plots have been disrupted without the public's knowledge, but wouldn’t say how many. “There have been many plots that have been interfered with over time, yes,” Napolitano said.

The new report claims information sharing has been expanded since 9/11 and a multilayered approach to airline security has been adopted. Intelligence is used more broadly to identify high-risk passengers and cargo before they enter the U.S. The agency contends those measures could lead to less-invasive screening in the future.

“What is called divestment,” Napolitano said. “[A]ll the things you have to take off as you go through the (airport) gate - we'll be able to relieve some of those restrictions over time.”

But Napolitano says cyber-security remains a weakness.

“We are still somewhat new at it,” she said. “It's so rapidly developing and changing so rapidly that almost by the time to talk about a particular virus, or piece of malware it's already anachronistic, it's already out of date.

The former chairman and vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission said in a statement the Department of Homeland Security had made progress in the time since the terror attacks, but gaps still exist, and the nation is not as safe as it could be. They pointed specifically to the communications of first responders.

Fox News National Correspondent Catherine Herridge contributed to this report (Fox News, 2011).

Tile: New Counterterrorism Strategy Unveiled By White House Official
Date: June 29, 2011
Source: Huffington Post

AbstractPresident Barack Obama's top adviser on homeland security unveiled a new national strategy for counterterrorism Tuesday, formalizing actions taken over the past two and a half years. 

The strategy also lays out a vision for U.S. operations going forward given the death of Osama bin Laden and the changing political climate across the Middle East.

Al Qaeda, "its affiliates and its adherents" will be the main focus of operations, said John Brennan, deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism.

"This is the first counterterrorism strategy that focuses on the ability of al Qaeda and its network to inspire people in the United States to attack us from within," he said in a speech at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

"Indeed, this is the first counterterrorism strategy that designates the homeland as a primary area of emphasis in our counterterrorism efforts" (Huffington Post, 2011).

Title: National Strategy For Counterterrrorism 
Date: June 2011
Source: U.S. Department fo Homeland Security 

AbstractAlthough this Strategy focuses predominantly on the al-Qa‘ida linked and inspired threats, we also need to maintain careful scrutiny of a range of foreign and domestic groups and individuals assessed as posing potential terrorist threats, including those who operate and undertake activities in the United States in furtherance of their overseas agendas. 

And even as the core of al-Qa‘ida in Pakistan and Afghanistan continues to be dismantled through our systematic CT actions, we have expanded our focus in this Strategy to articulate the specific approaches we must take to counter al-Qa‘ida affiliates and adherents on the periphery, be they established affiliated groups in Yemen or Somalia or individual adherents in the Homeland who may be mobilized to violence in al-Qa‘ida’s name (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2011)

Title: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic And Political Climate Fueling Resurgence In Radicalization and Recruitment
Date: 
April 7, 2009 
Source:
 U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Abstract(U//FOUO) Lone Wolves and Small Terrorist Cells

(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent rightwing extremist ideology are the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States. Information from law enforcement and nongovernmental organizations indicates lone wolves and small terrorist cells have shown intent—and, in some cases, the capability—to commit violent acts.

U//LES) DHS/I&A has concluded that white supremacist lone wolves pose the most significant domestic terrorist threat because of their low profile and autonomy—separate from any formalized group—which hampers warning efforts.

(U//FOUO) Similarly, recent state and municipal law enforcement reporting has warned of the dangers of rightwing extremists embracing the tactics of “leaderless resistance” and of lone wolves carrying out acts of violence.

(U//FOUO) Arrests in the past several years of radical militia members in Alabama, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania on firearms, explosives, and other related violations indicates the emergence of small, well-armed extremist groups in some rural areas (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2009)


14. 2011 HOLIDAY PAKISTANI TERROR PATSIES

Just prior to the 2011 Holidays, 2 cases involving Pakistanis and terrorism have surfaced in the U.K and the U.S. on the same date of December 21, 2011. In the first case, a Pakistani woman was charged with sending money to help fund terrorist attacks against U.S. military personnel. In the second case, a Pakistani national with a student visa was arrested in Britain after getting of a flight from Dubai for "Carrying Terrorist Document'.

Title: Woman Charged With Sending Money To Pakistan Group To Fund Terrorist Attacks
Date:
 December 21, 2011
Source:
  Fox News 

Abstract: A woman was indicted Wednesday on charges she sent money to Pakistan to help fund terrorist attacks against U.S. military personnel, authorities said.

Oytun Ayse Mihalik, 39, faces three counts of providing material support to terrorists and one count of making a false statement. If convicted of all counts, Mihalik could face up to 53 years in prison.

Mihalik funneled about $2,000 to a person in Pakistan over a three-week period beginning late last year, knowing the money would be used to prepare for and carry out attacks against the U.S. military and others overseas, federal prosecutors said.

An email message left with her attorney, Alan Eisner, was not immediately returned.

Mihalik, who worked as a pharmacist, has been in federal custody since she was arrested in August after she attempted to board a flight to Turkey, her native country.

She previously pleaded not guilty to the false statement charge.

Mihalik lied to federal agents during an interview at Los Angeles International Airport following a six-month trip to Turkey by telling them she never used an alias to wire money overseas and she had only sent funds once, authorities said.

She told investigators the money was meant for a family friend who was having financial problems, according to an affidavit.

Authorities wouldn't elaborate on why they believe the money Mihalik wired overseas was going to be used for terrorist attacks.

However, court documents reveal Mihalik's arrest is "related to national security investigations in other areas of the United States." As of August, Mihalik had been cooperating with investigators, records show.

"The charges are based on the defendant's intent to cause harm to U.S. military personnel," said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. "We have not alleged any attacks that may have resulted from the funding because the legal issue is the defendant's intent as to what the money would be used for."

A trial on the false statement charge was set for February. Mihalik will be arraigned on the new charges at a later date (Fox News, 2011).

Title: Foreign Student, 22, Arrested At Birmingham Airport On Suspicion Of 'Carrying Terrorist Document'
Date: December 21, 2011
Source: Daily Mail 

Abstract: A 22-year-old student was arrested last night at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of carrying with him a terrorist document.

Police seized the Pakistani national - who lives and studies in the UK - after he got off a flight from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said he was held on suspicion of being in possession of a document likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Last night he was being questioned by officers from West Midlands Police's Counter Terrorism Unit.

It's unclear whether police and customs were acting on intelligence or whether the suspect was arrested after a routine customs search.

The suspect is on a student visa studying in the UK.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police told MailOnline: 'A 22-year-old man was arrested last night at Birmingham airport on suspicion of being in possession of a document likely to be of use to a person committing a terrorist offence under section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

'He was questioned by officers from the counter terrorism unit as he arrived on a flight from Dubai.

'He is a Pakistani national with a student visa, studying at a fully accredited institution.'

Police would not give any further details in response to questions (Daily Mail, 2011).


15. TERROR SCAPEGOAT: PAKISTAN

The Pakistani Government, its ISI, Osama bin Laden (who was killed in Pakistan), and alleged terrorists groups within Pakistan have allegedly plotted, financed or executed almost every single act of terror against the West on record for the last 20 years. Should a major terror attack on America take place, Pakistan will be scapegoated and the attack will be touted as revenge for the unprovoked U.S. & NATO attack on Pakistan on November 26, 2011,

Global Terror Events Allegedly Related to Pakistan 

1. World Trade Center Bombing (1993): The 1993 World Trade Center bombing was planned in part by Ramzi Yousef, Pakistani by decent, and a lead suspect in the terror attack that killed 7 and injured 1042 on February 26, 1993 in New York, New York. Yousef arrived illegally in the U.S. on September 1, 1992, from Pakistan and escaped back to Pakistan several hours after the bombing. Yousef was arrested in February of 1995 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen and the uncle of Ramzi Yousef, was the alleged adviser and financier of the 1993 WTC bombing. Mohammed was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011)

2. Benazir Bhutto Assassination Attempt (1993):
 The failed assassination attempt of then Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto by Ramzi Yousef and Abdul Hakim Murad in August of 1993 was reportedly interrupted by police outside Bhutto’s residence. After returning to Pakistan in February 1993 after an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the World Trade Center, Yousef allegedly took up a contract to assassinate Bhutto. Pakistani by decent, Yousef was arrested in February of 1995 in Islamabad, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011)

3. Bombing of Philippine Airlines Flight 434 (1994): Philippine Airlines Flight 434 was the route designator of an international flight from Cebu, Philippines to Tokyo, Japan, on December 11, 1994, when a bomb exploded killing 1 and injuring 10 passengers.  Ramzi Yousef, Pakistani by decent, was the alleged bomber in the mid-air terror attack. Yousef was arrested in February of 1995 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Wikipedia, 2011).

4. Bojinka Terror Plot (1995): The Bojinka Plot was a planned large-scale terrorist attack to assassinate of Pope John Paul II and blow up 12 airliners during January of 1995. The plot was planned in part by Ramzi Yousef, Pakistani by decent, who was a lead suspect in the terror plot to kill approximately 4,000 passengers as they flew from Asia to the America. Yousef was arrested in February of 1995 in Islamabad, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011).

5. U.S. Airliner Bombing Plot (1995):
 The 1995 U.S. airliner bombing attempt by Ramzi Yousef, Pakistani by decent, was the lead suspect in the terror plot to bomb 2 U.S. airliners on January 31, 1995. Yousef flew from Pakistan to Thailand and met with associate Istaique Parker. Yousef told Parker to check two suitcases filled with bombs, one on a Delta Airlines flight and another on a United Airlines flight. Both bombs were timed to blow up over populated areas of the U.S. Airline employees demanded passports and fingerprints making the plot too risky for Yousef who returned to Pakistan on February 2, 1995 and was consequently arrested in the same month in Islamabad, Pakistan(Wikipedia, 2011)

6. U.S. Embassy Bombings (1998): The 1998 United States embassy bombings were a series of attacks consisting of simultaneous truck bomb explosions at the United States embassies in the East African capitals of Dar es SalaamTanzania and NairobiKenya killed 223 and injured more than 4,000 on August 07, 1998. Of the 21 named conspirators, 5 have been allegedly killed in Pakistan: Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan May 1, 2011, Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali killed in Pakistan by airstrikes in 2010, Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam killed in Pakistan by U.S. drone attack in 2009, Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan killed in Pakistan by U.S. drone attack in 2009, and Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah was killed in Pakistan in 2006 (Wikipedia, 2011).

7. U.S.S. Cole Bombing (2000): The USS Cole Bombing was a suicide attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67), which killed 17 and injured 37 on October 12, 2000, while it was harbored and refueled in the Yemeni port of Aden. Walid Mohammad bin Attash, was an alleged a terror suspect in the terror attack was allegedly arrested in Pakistan in May of 2003 (BBC, 2003)

8. Millennium Terror Plot (2000): The Year 2000 terror plots were attacks planned to occur on or near January 1, 2000: the bombing of 4 sites in Jordan, the bombing of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and the bombing of the USS The Sullivans. The first 2 plots were foiled by law enforcement agencies; the third was aborted after a mistake occurred. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terror suspect in the plot to bomb Jordan, immediately fled and traveled to Peshawar, Pakistan. Ahmed Ressam, a terror suspect in the plot to bomb LAX, traveled to Karachi, Pakistan on March 17, 1998, where he contacted al-Qaeda leader Abu Zubeida in Peshawar, Pakistan, who was in charge of terrorist training camps funded and organized by Bin Laden (Wikipedia, 2011).

9. 9/11 Terror Attacks (2001): The 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and 4 airliners killed 2,996 and injured more than 6,000 in New York, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001. The attacks were allegedly masterminded by Osama bin Laden who was killed in Pakistan in May of 2011, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Omar Sheikh, of Pakistani decent, was allegedly ordered by General Mahmoud Ahmed, the then head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), to wire $100,000 before the 9/11 attacks to Mohammed Atta, the lead 9/11 hijacker  (Wikipedia, 2011).

10. Indian Parliament Terror Attack (2001): The 2001 Indian Parliament attack was a high-profile terror attack on the  Parliament of India building which killed 12 and injured 18 in New Delhi, India, on December 13, 2001. The attack was allegedly executed by the Lashkar-e-Toiba, a militant terrorist organization operating mainly from Pakistan, and Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistani-based, militant Islamic group (Wikipedia, 2011)

11. Shoe Bombing of Flight 63 (2001): Richard Colvin Reid was the main suspect in the failed shoe bombing attempt that occurred on American Airlines Flight 63 flying from Paris, France, to Miami, Florida, on December 22, 2001. Reid allegedly spent 1999 and 2000 in Pakistan where he may also have attended an anti-American religious training center in Lahore, Pakistan. Reid is also alleged to have routinely communicated by mail via an address in Peshawar, Pakistan, a city known for its Al Qaeda connections. Just prior to his alleged bombing attempt, Reid returned to Pakistan in November 2001. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen, confessed to a role in the bombing and was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011)

12. Beheading of Daniel Pearl (2002): The beheading of Daniel Pearl, an investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, occurred in Karachi, Pakistan on February 1, 2002, and was videotaped for a worldwide audience. Pearl had traveled to Pakistan as part of an investigation into the links between Al Qaeda and the Pakistani intelligence services (ISI) role in the funding of 9/11. It was allegedly at the instruction of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that Pearl was killed. On October 12, 2006, TIME magazine reported that "KSM confessed under CIA interrogation that he personally committed the murder. On March 15, 2007, the Pentagon released a statement that Mohammed had confessed to the murder. The statement quoted Mohammed as saying, "I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi Pakistan. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen, was arrested on March 1, 2003, in RawalpindiPakistan (Wikipedia, 2011)

13. U.S. Bank Tower Terror Plot (2002): The U.S. Bank Tower terror plot was revealed when U.S. House officials stated on October 6, 2005, that the government had foiled a previously undisclosed second plot to crash a plane into a building in mid-2002. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen and alleged Al-Qaeda leader, planned to use Asian confederates from Jemaah Islamiyah recruited by Islamic militant Hambali for the hijacking. Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen, was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011)(Wikipedia, 2011)

14. Bali Terror Attacks (2002): The Bali Bombings were conducted with the expertise of Umar Patek, who is alleged to have created the explosives used in bombings which killed 202 and injured 240 on October 12, 2002, in Bali, Indonesia. Patek was reportedly arrested around March 30, 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani citizen, confessed to a role in the bombing and was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011)

15. Madrid Terror Attacks (2004): The Madrid train bombings consisted of a series of coordinated train bombings which killed 191 and injured 1,800 on March 11, 2004, in Madrid, Spain. Two Pakistani Muslims were allegedly arrested for the terror attacks. Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, who allegedly played a role in the attack, was arrested in Quetta, Pakistan in October 2005 (Wikipedia, 2011).

16. London Terror Attacks (2005): The London Bombings were executed by 3 alleged terrorists of Pakistani decent who coordinated suicide attacks targeting civilians using the public transport system on Thursday, 7 July 2005, killing 52 and injuring more than 700 in London, England.  Mohammad Sidique Khan, of Pakistani decent, detonated a bomb aboard a train killing 7 including Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, also of Pakistani decent, detonated a bomb aboard a train killing 7 including Tanweer, and Hasib Hussain, also of Pakistani decent, detonated a bomb on a double-decker bus killing 14 including Hussain. On 22 March 2007, three men were arrested in connection with the bombings. Two were arrested at Manchester Airport, attempting to board a flight bound for Pakistan. Zabi uk-Taifi, an alleged Al Qaeda commander arrested in Pakistan in January 2009, is alleged to have connections to the bombings (Wikipedia, 2011).

17. Delhi Terror Attacks (2005): 
The Delhi bombings consisted of 3 explosions which killed 62 and injured at least 210 on October 29, 2005, in Delhi, India. The bombings came only 2 days before the important festival of Diwali, which is celebrated by HindusSikhs, and Jains. The bombs were triggered in 2 markets and a bus. The Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organization, the Islamic Revolutionary Front or Islamic Inquilab Mahaz, claimed responsibility for the Delhi terrorist attacks. The Pakistani based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba has also been credited with the attack (Wikipedia, 2011)

18. Varanasi Terror Attacks (2006): The 2006 Varanasi bombings were a series of bombings which killed 28 and injured 101 on March 7, 2006, in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, India. Lashkar-e-Toiba, a Pakistani based terror group whose member was shot dead in an encounter with police near the scene, took credit for the attack (Wikipedia, 2011)

19. Ontario Terror Plot (2006): The 2006 Ontario terrorism case refers to a series of attacks plotted against targets in Southern Ontario, Canada, and the June 2, 2006, counter-terrorism raids that resulted in the arrest of the alleged Al-Qaeda terror cell known as the "Toronto 18" The terror suspects were accused of planning to detonate truck bombs, to open fire in a crowded area, and to storm the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, the Canadian Parliament building, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) headquarters, and the parliamentary Peace Tower to take hostages and to behead the Prime Minister and other leaders. Of the indicted suspects, Qayyum Abdul Jamal, had immigrated to Canada from Karachi, Pakistan, and Saad Khalid, was born Pakistan and had immigrated also immigrated to Canada (Wikipedia, 2011).  

20. Mumbai Train Bombings (2006): The Mumbai train bombings were a series of 7 bomb blasts that took place over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway which killed 209 and injured more than 700 on July 11, 2006, in Mumbai, India. On September 30, 2006, CNN reported that Indian Police Commissioner A.N. Roy stated at a news conference that "We have solved this case" and that "The entire episode was done on behalf of ISI", in reference to Pakistan's military spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (Wikipedia, 2011).

21. Hyderabad Terror Attacks (2007): The Hyderabad bombings consisted of 4 bombs, 2 of which exploded almost simultaneously killing 42 and injuring 54 on August 25, 2007, in Hyderabad, India. The first bomb exploded at the Lumbini Amusement Park while the second bomb exploded 5 minutes later in a popular restaurant about 5 kilometers away. Two more bombs were defused in other parts of the city. The Pakistani ISI is alleged to have played a role in the terror attack (Wikipedia, 2011).

22. Assassination of Pakistani President Benazir Bhutto (2007): The assassination of Benazir Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan, occurred on December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Al-Qaeda commander Mustafa Abu al-Yazid allegedly stated that "We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahideen". Al-Yazid also stated that Ayman al-Zawahiri, the new leader of Al Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden, ordered the killing of Bhutto in October of 2007. Al-Yazid was killed on May 21, 2010, in North Waziristan, Pakistan and in September of 2008, the Pakistani Army claimed that they "almost" captured Al-Zawahiri after getting information that he and his wife were in northwest Pakistan (Wikipedia, 2011).

23. Mumbai Terror Attacks (2008):
 The 2008 Mumbai attacks, which started on November 26, 2008, and ended on November 29, 2008, consisted of more than 10 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks which killed 164 and injured at least 308 in Mumbai, India. The alleged terrorists came from Pakistan and conducted the attacks with the support of Pakistan's ISI. Ajmal Kasab, the only attacker who was captured alive, disclosed that the attackers were members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan- militant group, considered a terrorist organization by India, Pakistan, the U.S. the U.K., and the U.N. (Wikipedia, 2011).

23. 2008 Indian Embassy Bombing (2008): The Indian embassy bombing was a suicide bomb terror attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed 58 and injured 141 on July 7, 2008. U.S. intelligence officials originally blamed the Pakistani ISI intelligence agency for the attack but have more recently blamed the alleged Pakistani terror group the Haqqani Network (Wikipedia, 2011).

24. Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attack (2009): The Sri Lankan cricket team attack occurred when a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers was fired upon by 12 Pakistani gunmen near the Gaddafi Stadium on March 3, 2009, in Lahore, Pakistan. In total, 6 members of the Sri Lanka national cricket team were injured and 6 Pakistani policemen and 2 civilians were killed in the attack. The attack was allegedly carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistani-based, militant Islamic group, and/or Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a militant organization operating in Pakistan since 1996 (Wikipedia, 2011).

25. CIA Terror Attack at Camp Chapman (2009): The Camp Chapman attack was a suicide attack against the CIA's  Forward Operating Base Chapman, which killed 10 and injured 6 in Khost Province, Afghanistan, on December 30, 2009. The Pakistani Taliban allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack (Wikipedia, 2011).

26. Times Square Bombing (2010): The attempted bombing of Times Square was a failed WMD bombing which occurred on May 1, 2010, in New York City. U.S. federal agents arrested Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistan-born U.S. resident, who allegedly stated that had trained at a Pakistani terrorist training camp. Allegedly, more than a dozen people in Pakistan were arrested in connection with the plot by Pakistani officials. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder later confirmed that the Pakistani Taliban had trained Shahzad to carry out the attack (Wikipedia, 2011)

27. World Cup Bombings (2010): The July 2010 Kampala attacks were suicide bombings which killed 74 and injured 70 on July 11, 2010, at two locations in Kampala, Uganda. The crowds had been watching a screening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final when they were attacked. Twenty people were arrested in the wake of the attack, including several Pakistanis  (Wikipedia, 2011)

28. Assassination of Osama bin Laden (2011): 
Osama bin Laden, the alleged head of Al Qaeda, was allegedly assassinated in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 1, 2011. The city was allegedly home to at least one al-Qaeda leader before bin Laden. Operational chief Abu Faraj al-Libi reportedly moved his family to Abbottabad in mid-2003. The bin Laden compound is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) southwest of the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), a prominent military academy that has been compared with West Point in the United States (Wikipedia, 2011).

29. U.S. Military Bombing (2011): The U.S. military bombing killed 5 Afghanis and injured 77 U.S. soldiers when a combat outpost was attacked by powerful truck bomb on September 10, 2011, in eastern Wardak province, Afghanistan. Another 14 civilians and three policemen were wounded in the powerful blast which damaged about 100 shops in the Sayed Abad bazaar, located near the military base. Defense Department press secretary George Little stated that the Haqqani Network, an alleged Pakistani terror group, was responsible for the attack (Army Times, 2011).

30. Kabul Bombing (2011): The Kabul Bombings were a series of bomb attacks that killed at least 56 and injured an unknown amount on December 6, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The first bomb targeted a shrine where hundreds had gathered to mark the Shiite holy day of Ashura, while the second bomb hit a Shiite vehicle procession killing 4 in a northern city at roughly the same time. A man claiming to be from Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Pakistan-based terror group, claimed responsibility while Afghani President Hamid Karzai stated publically that Pakistan was responsible for the attack (USA Today, 2011).

31. U.S. Embassy and NATO Headquarters Attack (2011): The U.S. Embassy and NATO Headquarters Attack lasted 19 hours and killed 16 (5 Afghan police officers and 11 civilians, including at least 6 children) and injuring up 20 on September 12, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker stated that the Haqqani Network, an alleged Pakistani terror group, was responsible for the attack (New York Times, 2011)

16. NUCLEAR TERROR SCAPEGOAT: PAKISTAN

Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan, with the alleged approval of the Pakistani government, has proliferated nuclear weapons and technology to countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and the UAE. Should a nuclear terror incident occur against the West, Pakistan will either be scapegoated for the attack directly, as the supplier of the nuclear technology, or as the supplier of the HEU (highly enriched uranium).

Global Nuclear Proliferation Related to Pakistan


1. Pakistan Accepts Chinese Nuclear Proliferation (1982): Accounts by Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan assert that China gave Pakistan enough HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium) in 1982 to make 2 nuclear bombs. The transaction would be a clear violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but China did not sign onto the treaty until 1992 and Pakistan has never been a signatory in any capacity (Washington Post, 2009).

2. Pakistan begins Nuclear Smuggling Operation (1987): Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan allegedly starts an international nuclear smuggling operation with alleged sales of designs for atomic weapons and nuclear centrifuge technology for the enrichment of uranium to countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and the UAE. Khan alleges that the Pakistani government knew and approved of his illegal actions (International Institute for Strategic Studues, 2011)

3. Pakistan Tests Nuclear Bomb (1998): Pakistan government first began testing nuclear weapons on May 28, 1998, and May 30, 1998, with 6 tests in western Pakistan. Test yields were about 10 kilotons and 5 kilotons, according to seismic analysis (Arms Control Association, 1998)

4. Pakistani Generals Sell Nuclear Secrets to North Korea (1998): 
A senior North Korean official stated that a 1998 payment of $3,000,000 was given to Pakistan's former army chief, General Jehangir Karamat, and another $500,000 to Lieutenant General Zulfiqar Khan, who was involved in Pakistan's nuclear bomb tests. The Pakistani generals allegedly sold the uranium enrichment technology to North Korea in return for millions of dollars in cash and jewels (The Guardian, 2011)

5. Pakistan Proliferates Nuclear Technology to Syria (1998): The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), allegedly has copies of correspondence between Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan and a Syrian government official, Muhidin Issa, who apparently suggested collaboration following Pakistan's successful nuclear test in 1998. The U.N. is suspicious that Damascus collaborated with Abdul Qadeer Khan to obtain nuclear technology for a covert weapons program (Belfast Telegraph, 2011).  

6. Clinton Sanctions Pakistan over Nuclear Tests (1998):  
The U.S. announced broad sanctions in response to nuclear tests in Pakistan that have raised concerns about an arms race in South Asia. Clinton Administration officials say the sanctions are designed to get Pakistan to halt further nuclear tests, sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and agree not to deploy missiles with nuclear warheads (CNN, 1998)

7. Pakistani Nuclear Scientists Meet with Osama bin Laden Twice (2001): 
Counter Terrorism Centre Sentinel, Professor Shaun Gregory states that, "There is already the well-known case of two senior Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission scientists, Sultan Bashirrudin Mahmood and Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, who travelled to Afghanistan in 2000 and again shortly before 9/11 for meetings with Osama bin Laden himself, the content of which has never been disclosed." (The Australian, 2009).

8. Pakistani Dirty Bomb Smuggled into America? (2001): 
An unidentified former chief of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency is believed to be the man who coordinated Osama bin Laden's nuclear ambitions. One local intelligence source speculated that before September 11, a dirty bomb could have been smuggled all the way to Karachi, Pakistan and then shipped out in a cargo container to the United States (Washington Times, 2001).

8. Bush Waives Nuclear Sanctions on Pakistan after 9/11 (2001): On September 22, 2011, U.S. President George W. Bush lifted sanctions imposed on Pakistan for their 1998 nuclear tests. The president also removed other sanctions related to Pakistan’s development of nuclear weapons. The decision to lift sanctions on Pakistan came in large part due to the cooperation Washington received from Islamabad after the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington (Arms Control Association, 2001)

9. Pakistani Scientist Sells Nuclear Secrets to Libya, Iran & North Korea (2004): Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan told investigators in an 11-page confession that he had provided nuclear secrets to other Muslim countries - Iran and Libya - so they could become nuclear powers and strengthen the Islamic world. Khan also stated that he transfer nuclear technology to North Korea "to divert attention of the international community from Pakistan" (Telegraph, 2004)

10. Pakistan Launches 3rd Sub with 2nd Strike Nuclear Capability (2006): 
In 1994, DCN, the government-owned company that builds France's naval vessels, agreed to help the Pakistanis build and learn to operate 3 Agosta 90B stealth submarines with a completion date of 2006. According to the Pakistani Navy Captain Iftikhar Riaz Qureshi, Pakistan purchased its Agosta 90Bs to provide itself with "second strike nuclear capability." Qureshi's words imply that from day one, Pakistan's intention has been to tip these missiles with atomic warheads (Howard Bloom, 2004)

11. Terrorists Attack Pakistan's Nuclear Facilities Twice (2007): 
Pakistan's nuclear facilities were attacked twice in 2007 by alleged Pakistani home-grown extremists and terrorists that are compromising the safety and security of the nuclear weapons in Pakistan. The incidents, tracked by Shaun Gregory, a professor at Bradford University in UK, include an attack on the nuclear missile storage facility at Sargodha on November 1, 2007, an attack on Pakistan's nuclear airbase at Kamra by a suicide bomber on December 10, 2007 (Times of India, 2009).

12. Terrorists Attack Pakistan's Nuclear Facilities Again (2008): Pakistan's nuclear facilities were attacked for a third time on Aug. 20, 2008, by the Pakistani Taliba when homicide bombers blew up several entry points to a main armament complex at the country's main nuclear facility, the Wah Cantonment Ordnance Complex, which is associated with the weaponization of Pakistan's nuclear devices and reportedly the main storage and maintenance site of the Pakistani nuclear weapons (Fox News, 2009).

13.  Pakistani Nuclear Scientist A.Q. Khan Freed from House Arrest (2009): A Pakistani court freed Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan from unofficial house arrest after Khan confessed in 2004 to providing sensitive nuclear technology to rogue regimes around the world. The Pakistani government never formally acknowledged Khan was under house arrest and Khan has been unrepentant, saying the Musharraf and the Pakistani government was aware of his activities and that he had been made a scapegoat (LA Times, 2009)

14. Pakistani Terrorists Target Indian Nuclear Plants (2009): The Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba allegedly ordered terrorist and CIA double-agent David Headley to conduct surveillance of a nuclear weapons fuel plant in Tromboy, India. According to U.S. officials, the Pakistani-born American citizen travelled to Mumbai 5 times between 2006 and 2008, posing as an American Jew with a new video camera, . (ABC News, 2009).

15. Elite U.S. Troops Deployed to Combat Hijacked Pakistani Nukes (2010): The U.S. is putting in place "a crack unit" of its elite troops to seal off Pakistan's nuclear weapons to ensure they do not fall into the hands of militants. The special forces unit is trained to seal off and snatch back nuclear weapons in the event that militants, "possibly from inside the country's security apparatus", get their hands on a nuclear device or materials that could make one. The specialized unit would be charged with recovering the nuclear materials and securing them. The move follows a series of attacks on sensitive military installations over the past two years, several of which housed nuclear facilities (Daily Star, 2010).

16: Pakistan Rejects U.S. & U.N. Nuclear Disarmament Attempts (2010): Pakistan informed world powers that it cannot accept the start of global negotiations to halt production of nuclear bomb-making fissile material. The move represents a potential setback for efforts by both the Obama administration and U.N. to forge ahead with what is widely seen as the next step in multilateral nuclear disarmament (Reuters, 2010).

17. Lashkar-e-Taiba Targets Pakistani Nuclear Scientists (2010): The Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba is allegedly planning to target Pakistani nuclear scientists and Pakistan's nuclear infrastructure. Security has reportedly been tightened around several of the alleged targets since the reports that terrorists plan to strike (The Diplomat, 2010)

18. Pakistan Sells Nuclear Technology to Iran & Iraq (2010): The Washington Post published a report that Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan had tried to help Iran and Iraq develop nuclear weapons. The nuclear deals allegedly occurred with the knowledge of the Pakistani government (Reuters, 2010).

19. Hijacked Plane tried to Attack Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Facility (2010): An Air Blue Airbus 320 that crashed July 28, 2010, outside Islamabad, Pakistan, was a terrorist hijacking tied to rogue American security forces operating inside Pakistan. Sources indicate that the plane crash was an unsuccessful hijacking attempt intended to crash into the nuclear weapons facility at Kahuta, just outside Islamabad. Suspicions were raised inside Pakistan’s military and intelligence organizations when American military contractors employed by Blackwater/Xe showed up on the scene immediately after the crash, seizing the black box and “other materials” (Veterans Today, 2010)

20. Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile (2011): Pakistan's military says it has test-fired a medium-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. An army statement says the missile was fired on October 28, 2011, and that the missile, named Hatf-7, has been developed in Pakistan and has a range of 440 miles (700 kilometers) (CBS News, 2011)


17. BREAKING TERROR NEWS FROM PAKISTAN

News and events relating to Pakistan and terrorism have been everywhere in the last few years but have increased tremendously since the November 26, 2011, attack by the U.S. and NATO forces. Since this attack, Pakistan has retaliated by closing NATO supply lines, ordering drone attacks to stop, closing U.S. drone bases, and stating that they will retaliate if attacked again. Also, the U.S. just arrested an alleged Pakistani terrorist in America and Al Qaeda in Pakistan has just kidnapped an American Jew. All these events indicate that the World War III nuclear scenario with Pakistan as predicted in The Nuclear Bible is now inevitable. Considering that the Pakistani President has been in hospital, a military coup by alleged Islamic extremists may be in the works. 

Title: 
Taliban Ssuicide Bomber Kills 7 Pakistani Troops
Date:
 December 24, 2011
Source: 
The Long War Journal 

AbstractA Taliban suicide bomber killed seven Frontier Corps soldiers today in an attack on a base in northwestern Pakistan. The attack, the second against the Frontier Corps in two days, was carried out to avenge a senior Taliban commander killed in a drone strike two months ago.

The Taliban suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a building at a Frontier Corps base in the settled district of Bannu and detonated the bomb, killing at least seven soldiers and wounding dozens more. Officials said the death toll may rise as several of the paramilitary soldiers may be trapped under the rubble.

A Taliban spokesman said the attack was designed to punish the Pakistani military for allowing the US to conduct an airstrike that killed a senior commander.

"We claim responsibility for the attack, which was launched to avenge the killing of one of our commanders Taj Gul in a US drone strike in South Waziristan tribal region last month," Ihsanullah Ihsan, a spokesman for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, told AFP. "Our attacks will continue against the security forces."

The attack is the second against the Frontier Corps in 24 hours. Yesterday, a platoon-sized Taliban assault team killed one Frontier Corps soldier and captured 15 more after overrunning a fort in the nearby district of Tank. That attack was led by Asmatullah Shaheen, or Asmatullah Bhittani, the Taliban's commander for Tank who is on the list of 20 most-wanted Taliban leaders.

The Taliban also claimed that the assault was executed to avenge the death of Taj Gul Mehsud, who has been described as the group's operations commander in South Waziristan and a senior deputy to Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which is based in Pakistan's tribal areas and the northwest.

Taj Gul was reported to have been killed along with 12 other fighters in a US airstrike on Oct. 26. His death was not confirmed until Asmatullah announced yesterday's attack against the Frontier Corps.

Hakeemullah's forces are at war with the Pakistani state and also send troops to Afghanistan to fight NATO forces. He has vowed to carry out attacks in the US, and was behind the failed car bomb plot at Times Square in New York City on May 1, 2010.

Two of Hakeemullah's top deputies have recently signaled that their group is willing to make peace with the Pakistani state. While there is no official ceasefire between the Pakistani military and the Taliban, suicide attacks and attacks against security forces have been rare. The last reported suicide attack in Pakistan took place in late August. The Pakistani government has signaled it wishes to stop fighting the Taliban, and has suspended operations against the terror group, except for in the tribal agency of Arakzai.

A Pause in Drone Strikes in Pakistan
The US has put the drone program, which hunts senior al Qaeda and Taliban leaders as well as dangerous operatives, on hold since the Nov. 26 clash with Pakistani forces in Mohmand that resulted in the deaths of 24 Pakistani troops. The last strike took place 36 days ago, on Nov. 16.

The current pause in strikes is the longest since the program was expanded in the summer of 2008. A US intelligence official told The Long War Journal that the program is "on hold" so as not to contribute to the deteriorating relations between the US and Pakistan. Officials said the pause would be broken only if a high-value target were identified, but would not say how senior the al Qaeda leader must be for another strike to occur (The Lond War Journal, 2011).

Title: Pakistani President In Hospital For 2 More Days
Date: December 9, 2011
Source: AJC

Abstract: A member of Pakistan's ruling party says President Asif Ali Zardari will remain in a Dubai hospital for at least two more days after undergoing tests for a heart condition.

Rashid Chughtai, of the Dubai branch of the Pakistan People's Party, said Friday that Zardari is in stable condition. He is in contact with Zardari aides in Dubai.

Zardari's trip to Dubai earlier this week set off rumors the president was stepping down. The government denied the rumors.

Zardari has been under pressure since Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S. was forced to resign over allegations he sent a memo to Washington asking for its help in reining in Pakistan's powerful military.

Pakistani officials have said Zardari traveled to Dubai for tests on his heart after experiencing pain in his arm (AJC, 2011).

Title: Pakistan To Redefine Terms Of Cooperation With US, NATO: Gilani
Date: December 9, 2011
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

Abstract: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday said Pakistan is reassessing its relations with the United States, NATO and ISAF to redefine terms of cooperation with them. Talking to newsmen here at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), he said there were ups and downs in Pakistan-US relations.

The Prime Minister visited PIMS to meet with patients who successfully underwent cataract surgeries conducted by a team of Chinese surgeons under a programme ‘Bright Light Tour’.

Gilani said Pakistan really wants to improve its relations with the United States.

To a question about NATO attack on Pakistani security forces, he said the matter was referred to the Parliamentary Committee on National Security to formulate recommendations to reassess relations with US, NATO and ISAF.

“We are also holding an inquiry into the incident,” he added.

The recommendations will be presented to a joint sitting of parliament, which will revisit and redefine terms of cooperation with the US and NATO forces in future, he added.

Gilani said the project of cataract surgeries was the vision of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao who announced it during his visit to Pakistan early this year to mark 60 years of Pak-China friendship.

The two countries are true friends and their relations are time tested and all weather, he said adding the project will be a milestone in enhancing ties of the two countries.

The Chinese surgeons started free of charge operations on Wednesday on patients to restore their vision. The medical team consisting of China’s best ophthalmologists came from Beijing’s TongRen Hospital which had a record of 100 percent success in restoring vision in cataract patients.

During the visit, the Prime Minister was briefed by PIMS Executive Director Prof Mehmood Jamal about the cataract surgeries.

The Prime Minister was introduced to the Chinese medical team and he visited the male and female wards, where he talked to patients belonging to Haripur, Attock, Jhelum, Gojar Khan, Bajaur, Mansehra and Azad Kashmir, whose visions were restored.

The treatment of patients entails implanting of lenses through laser technology and they are also given Rs. 2500 after the treatment, said the hospital management.

The Prime Minister was impressed by the quality of eye treatment by highly qualified Chinese doctors with state of the art technology.

Chinese surgeons will conduct 1,000 cataract surgeries in Pakistan in two years. In the first phase 500 surgeries will be performed, 250 each in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad and Nishter Hospital, Multan. 

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Liu Jian accompanied the Prime Minister (Associated Press of Pakistan, 2011).

Title: Al Qaeda Leader Claims Responsibility For Capture Of American 
Date: December 2, 2011
Source: CNN

AbstractAl Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has claimed responsibility for the capture in August of a 70-year-old U.S. citizen in Pakistan, according to a number of radical websites known for carrying militants' messages.

In the eighth episode of a series called "A Message of hope and glad tidings to our people in Egypt," the speaker sent a "message of support and encouragement" to members of al Qaeda and the Taliban as well as to "our female oppressed prisoners."

"We did not forget you and we will not forget you, God willing, and therefore in order to release you, we have been successful, thanks to God almighty, to capture an American Jew called Warren Weinstein," he said.

He described the captive as "a former employee and a current contractor working with the U.S. government in its aid program to Pakistan, which aims to fight the jihad in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and just like the Americans arrest any suspect linked to al Qaeda and the Taliban, even if they were far related."

The speaker then listed eight demands that he said, if met, would result in Weinstein's release. They included the lifting of the blockade on movement of people and trade between Egypt and Gaza; an end to bombing by the United States and its allies in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia and Gaza; the release of anyone arrested on charges of belonging to al Qaeda and the Taliban; the release of all prisoners in Guantanamo and American secret prisons and the closure of Guantanamo and the other prisons; the release of terrorists convicted in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center; and the release of relatives of Osama bin Laden, the founder of al Qaeda who was killed in May in Pakistan.

The speaker said Weinstein's fate lies with U.S. President Barack Obama. "I warn you of Obama's lies and deceit because he hopes that this man gets killed so he doesn't have to worry about his problem. Obama is a liar. He lies, lies and will lie. He may say to you, 'I sought the release of your relative but al Qaeda got stubborn,' so do not believe him. And he may say to you, 'I tried to contact them, but they did not answer,' so do not believe him. He may tell you, 'I do everything in my power to release your relative,' but again do not believe him."

He urged Weinstein's relatives to pressure Obama to accede to his demands "if you want to bring back your relative."

A U.S. official said the circumstances surrounding Weinstein's disappearance have been murky, but added, "It's entirely possible that al Qaeda or one of its militant allies may be holding Mr. Weinstein and the statement by Zawahiri supports this conclusion."

The official said that, based on the materials found in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, al Qaeda's involvement with a kidnapping would not be surprising. "The documents from bin Laden's hideout show his frustrated deputies were considering kidnapping and other criminal enterprises as a means of striking from their weakened state," said the official, pointing to the terrorist groups' failure to conduct big attacks against Western targets.

Reached Thursday at her home in Rockville, Maryland, Weinstein's wife, Elaine, said, "I just found out myself two minutes ago when somebody told me. I have nothing to add and no information for you."

Weinstein was abducted from his home in Lahore on August 13. As his three security guards prepared for the meal before the Ramadan fast, three men knocked at the front gate and offered food for the meal -- a traditional practice among Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, Lahore police said.

Once the gate was opened, the three men forced their way in, while five others entered the house from the back, tied up the guards and duct-taped their mouths, according to police. They pistol-whipped the driver and forced him to take them to Weinstein's room, where they hit Weinstein on the head with a pistol and forced him out of the house and into a waiting car, police said.

A police official said August 23 that three suspects had been arrested in Weinstein's kidnapping.

Weinstein works for J.E. Austin Associates Inc., a consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia. He is a development expert, according to the company's website. The company did not immediately respond to a call and an e-mail seeking reaction (CNN, 2011).

Title: Pakistan Military Ordered To Return Fire If Attacked By Nato Forces 
Date: December 2, 2011
Source: Guardian 

AbstractPakistan's military commanders have ordered their troops to return fire if they come under attack from Nato forces, raising the prospect of further deadly clashes along the country's border with Afghanistan.

General Ashfaq Kayani, Pakistan's army chief, gave the new order in response to the recent deaths of 24 soldiers when their border posts came under fire from Nato helicopters.

Kayani is under immense pressure from within his own ranks over the two-hour bombardment by the helicopters of an ally, to which the Pakistani air force did not respond. The incident piled further humiliation on a military still stung by the US special forces operation in May that killed Osama bin Laden deep inside Pakistan.

"I want to emphasise and leave no ambiguity in the rules of engagement for everyone down the chain of command," Kayani said in a letter to his troops.

"When under attack, you have full liberty of action to respond with all capabilities at your disposal. This will require no clearance at any level.

"I have very clearly directed that any act of aggression will be responded to with full force, regardless of the cost and consequences."

The communique, issued in Urdu, will be read out by local commanders to their soldiers.

Kayani also said that the air force did not respond to the Nato attack "due to breakdown of communication with the affected posts".

The move effectively transforms the role of more than 100,000 Pakistan troops deployed along its western border from counterinsurgency to border protection duty.

The Nato attack happened on the border between the Afghan province of Kunar and the Mohmand part of Pakistan's tribal area. The border posts were 300 metres inside Pakistani territory.

Pakistan claims the attack was "unprovoked" and continued even after it alerted Nato to the fact that its post was coming under fire.

US officials have claimed a combined Afghan and US special forces squad operating close to the border came under fire from suspected militants on the Pakistani side, and that they responded by calling in air support.

But a senior Pakistani military officer said US officials supplied the wrong co-ordinates for the proposed strike, and then launched the attack "without getting clearance from the Pakistani side".

"It was an unprovoked and indiscriminate attack by US helicopters and fighter jets," he said.

He denied an account by American officials, carried in Friday's Wall Street Journal, that they had checked the location with Pakistan first and the fatal strike had been given the go-ahead.

An investigation by the US military is under way.

In retaliation for the incident, Pakistan has blocked the transit of Nato supplies through its territory, ended the US use of an airbase and is boycotting next week's high-level international meeting on Afghanistan in Bonn.

Pakistan's co-operation is considered vital to stabilising Afghanistan and pushing the Taliban into peace talks (Guardian, 2011).

Title: CIA Ordered To Halt Drone Operations By Pakistan 
Date: November 28, 2011
Source: Sydney Morning Herald 

AbstractThe Pakistani government has responded to NATO air strikes that killed at least 25 soldiers by ordering the CIA to vacate the drone operations it runs from Shamsi Air Base in northern Pakistan and closing the two main NATO supply routes into Afghanistan.

Pakistani officials said that NATO aircraft hit two military posts at the northwestern border with Afghanistan. The country's supreme army commander called the attacks unprovoked acts of aggression.

The CIA was given just 15 days to stop its drone operations. Among the two NATO supply routes into Afghanistan shut by the government was the one at Torkham. NATO forces receive about 40 per cent of their supplies through that crossing, which runs through the Khyber Pass. Pakistani officials gave no estimate as to how long the routes would be shut down.

In Washington, US officials were scrambling to assess what had happened amid preliminary reports that allied forces in Afghanistan engaged in a firefight along the border with insurgents and called in airstrikes. Senior Obama administration officials were also weighing the implications on a relationship that took a sharp turn for the worse after a Navy SEAL commando raid killed Osama bin Laden near Islamabad in May, and that has deteriorated since then.

"Senior US civilian and military officials have been in touch with their Pakistani counterparts from Islamabad, Kabul and Washington to express our condolences, our desire to work together to determine what took place and our commitment to the US-Pakistan partnership," said Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council.

General John R Allen, the commander of the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, offered condolences and promised an investigation. "This incident has my highest personal attention and my commitment to thoroughly investigate it to determine the facts," he said in a statement.

The strikes, which Pakistani officials said had involved both helicopters and fighter jets, took place at two military posts in Salala, a village in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal region near the border with Kunar province in Afghanistan. At least 40 soldiers were deployed at the posts, which according to Pakistani officials were established to repulse attacks by Afghan militants and the Taliban. Pakistani military officials said NATO aircraft had penetrated roughly 2.4 kilometres into Pakistan to make the strikes.

What remained unclear was what prompted the airstrikes and whether they were unprovoked or resulted from a communications mishap. A NATO spokesman, Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson, offered details suggesting that allied and Afghan troops operating near the border came under fire from unknown enemies and summoned coalition warplanes for help.

"In the early night hours of this morning (Saturday, local time), a force consisting of Afghan forces and coalition forces, in the eastern border area where the Durand Line [the colonial boundary between Pakistan and Afghanistan] is not always 100-per cent clear, got involved in a firefight," Jacobson said, according to a transcript of his statements on NATO TV.

"Air force was called in into this activity and we have to look into this situation of what actually happened on the ground."

But several US and allied military, diplomatic and intelligence officials said it was unclear what threat, real or perceived, led to the airstrikes or why the allied aircraft fired on the Pakistani troops. "It's real murky right now," one senior US official said. "Clearly, something went very wrong."

Such cross-border attacks have been at the heart of an increasingly hostile relationship between Pakistani and US officials. The US has demanded that Pakistan do more to stop militants based in its territory, particularly from the feared Haqqani faction and al-Qaida, from crossing into Afghanistan to attack US forces. And US forces in eastern Afghanistan say they have taken more mortar and rocket fire from positions at or near active Pakistani military posts in recent months.

Pakistani officials have been enraged by the raid on bin Laden's compound and by repeated US drone strikes against militants in the northwestern tribal regions, which they consider breaches of the country's sovereignty.

The Pakistani military said its top commander, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, praised troops at the border checkpoints for responding "in self-defense to NATO/ISAF's aggression with all available weapons", though there was no confirmation by NATO or US officials of return fire (Sydney Morning Herald, 2011).

Title: Pakistan Closes Afghan Border Crossing To NATO Claiming They Attacked Army Checkpoint
Date: November 26, 2011
Source: Fox News 

AbstractPakistan on Saturday accused NATO helicopters of firing on an army checkpoint in the northwest and killing 25 soldiers, then closed a key border crossing used by the coalition to supply its troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

The alleged Friday night attack was a major blow to already strained relations between Pakistan and U.S.-led forces fighting in Afghanistan.

In a statement sent to reporters, the Pakistan military blamed NATO for Friday's attack in the Mohmand tribal area, saying the helicopters "carried out unprovoked and indiscriminate firing."

The International Security Assistance Force says it is investigating the incident.

"This incident has my highest personal attention and my commitment to thoroughly investigate it to determine the facts," said General John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force. "My most sincere and personal heartfelt condolences go out to the families and loved ones of any members of Pakistan Security Forces who may have been killed or injured."

The U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter also promised to investigate the incident.

"I have seen press accounts of an incident on the Pakistani-Afghan border in which Pakistani soldiers were reportedly killed," Munter said in a statement. "I regret the loss of life of any Pakistani servicemen, and pledge that the United States will work closely with Pakistan to investigate this incident."

Pakistan state TV said the helicopters killed 25 Pakistani soldiers. Two government officials in Mohmand confirmed the death toll and said 14 other soldiers were wounded.

The helicopters attacked the checkpoint twice, and two officers were among the dead, said a government official in Mohmand and a security official in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan's northwest.

The officials all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

The governor of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province criticized the incident, calling it "an attack on Pakistani sovereignty."

A Pakistani customs official told The Associated Press that he received verbal orders Saturday to stop all NATO supplies from crossing the border through Torkham in either direction. A transporter who runs a terminal at the border where NATO trucks park before they cross confirmed the closure. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

The incident came a little over a year after U.S. helicopters accidentally killed two Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border, whom the pilots mistook for insurgents. Pakistan responded by closing the Torkham border crossing to NATO supplies -- as it did Saturday -- for 10 days until the U.S. apologized.

In a press release, the ISAF said  its leadership remains committed to improving security relations with Pakistan, including coordination of operations along border regions in their united fight against terrorism.

Torkham runs through the famed Khyber Pass and is the main crossing to Afghanistan from Pakistan, the country through which NATO ships about 30 percent of the non-lethal supplies used by its Afghan-based forces.

The checkpoint that was attacked had been recently set up in Mohmand's Salala village by the army to stop Pakistani Taliban militants holed up in Afghanistan from crossing the border and staging attacks, said two local government administrators, Maqsood Hasan and Hamid Khan.

The military has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants and their allies for killing dozens of security forces in such cross-border attacks since the summer. Pakistan has criticized Afghan and foreign forces for not doing enough to stop the attacks, which it says have originated from the eastern Afghan provinces of Kunar and Nuristan. The U.S. has largely pulled out of these provinces, leaving the militants in effective control of many areas along the border.

The Afghan-Pakistan border is a constant flashpoint, with both nations and the U.S. exchanging accusations of violations and of negligence in preventing cross-border attacks. The border is disputed in many areas and not clearly marked, adding to the difficulty.

The U.S. and Afghan governments have long accused Pakistan of not doing enough to prevent its territory from being used by Afghan Taliban militants and their allies to stage attacks against forces in Afghanistan.

The Afghan government blamed Pakistan for firing hundreds of rockets into eastern Afghanistan earlier this year that killed dozens of people. The Pakistan army has denied it intentionally fired rockets into Afghanistan, but acknowledged that several rounds fired at militants conducting cross-border attacks may have landed over the border.

The Afghan and Pakistani Taliban are allies but have largely focused their attacks on opposite sides of the border. The Afghan Taliban aims to topple the U.S.-allied government in Kabul, and the Pakistani Taliban has tried to do the same in Islamabad.

Frustration about cross-border attacks in both directions has contributed to deteriorating ties between the U.S. and Pakistan. The relationship took an especially hard hit from the covert U.S. commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani garrison town on May 2. The Pakistanis were outraged that they were not told about the operation beforehand, and now are angered even more than before by U.S. violations of the country's sovereignty.

The U.S. helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers on Sept. 30 of last year took place south of Mohmand in the Kurram tribal area. A joint U.S.-Pakistan investigation found that Pakistani soldiers fired at the two U.S. helicopters prior to the attack, a move the investigation team said was likely meant to notify the aircraft of their presence after they passed into Pakistani airspace several times.

Pakistan moved swiftly after the attack to close Torkham to NATO. Suspected militants took advantage of the impasse to launch attacks against stranded or rerouted trucks carrying NATO supplies.

Senior U.S. diplomatic and military officials eventually apologized for the attack, saying it could have been prevented with greater coordination between the U.S. and Pakistan. Pakistan responded by reopening the border crossing (Fox News, 2011).

Title: Pakistan Orders US To Vacate Airbase
Date: November 26, 2011
Source: Press TV

AbstractIslamabad on Saturday ordered Washington to vacate Shamsi, which is a remote desert outpost in southwest Pakistan. 

The airbase was reportedly used as a hub for covert CIA drone strikes. Pakistan had previously told the United States to leave the site in June. 

The new order to vacate came after a US-led NATO airstrike killed at least 24 Pakistani soldiers and wounded 15 others in the Mohmand Agency in northwestern Pakistan early on Saturday. 

Pakistan also ordered a review of all arrangements with the US and NATO, including diplomatic, political, military and intelligence activities, AFP reported. 

The decision was taken at an extraordinary meeting of senior cabinet ministers and military service chiefs chaired by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who strongly condemned the strike. 

Islamabad also summoned US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter to lodge a strong complaint regarding the unprovoked attack. 

Activists with Islami Jamiat Tulba, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami party, staged a protest in the northwestern city of Lahore to denounce the killings of soldiers. 

NATO confirmed that the attack has left some Pakistani soldiers dead and has launched an investigation into the incident. 

In a retaliatory move, the Pakistani government has blocked dozens of trucks carrying goods and fuel supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan. 

Pakistan has repeatedly condemned airstrikes against its troops near the border with Afghanistan. While the strikes supposedly target militants, they usually claim the lives of civilians and Pakistani soldiers (Press TV, 2011).

Title: Pakistan Outrage After 'Nato Attack Kills Soldiers' 
Date: November 26, 2011
Source: BBC

AbstractThe "unprovoked and indiscriminate" attack took place in Mohmand tribal region, the Pakistani military said.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani called it "outrageous" and convened an emergency meeting of the cabinet.

Nato's force in Afghanistan is investigating and has offered condolences to the affected families.

The night-time attack took place at the Salala checkpoint, about 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from the Afghan border, at around 02:00 local time (21:00 GMT).

A statement from the Pakistani army said 24 people were killed and 13 were injured.

Prime Minister Gilani cut short a visit to his hometown to return to Islamabad, where he called an emergency meeting of the cabinet.

A foreign ministry statement said he was taking up the matter with Nato and the US "in the strongest terms".

Within hours of the alleged attack it was reported Pakistan had closed the border crossing for supplies bound for Nato forces in Afghanistan - a move which has been used in the past as a protest.

The BBC's Syed Shoaib Hasan in Karachi says furious Pakistani officials insist there was no militant activity in the area at the time.

The incident looks set to deal a fresh blow to US-Pakistan relations, which had only just begun to recover following a unilateral US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in May.

'Unacceptable aggression'

A senior Pakistani military officer told Reuters news agency that efforts were under way to transport the bodies of the dead soldiers to Mohmand's main town of Ghalanai.

"The latest attack by Nato forces on our post will have serious repercussions as they without any reasons attacked on our post and killed soldiers asleep," he said, requesting anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media.

The Pakistani army said in a statement that two border posts had been attacked by helicopters and fighter aircraft. It said Pakistani troops fired back as best they could.

It said the Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had strongly condemned the "blatant and unacceptable act", and demanded "strong and urgent action be taken against those responsible for this aggression".

In a statement, Isaf commander Gen John R Allen said the incident "has my highest personal attention and my commitment to thoroughly investigate it to determine the facts".

"My most sincere and personal heartfelt condolences go out to the families and loved ones of any members of Pakistan Security Forces who may have been killed or injured."

In apparent response to the attack, lorries and fuel tankers were being stopped at Jamrud town in the Khyber tribal region near the city of Peshawar, officials and local media said - part of a key route supplying Nato equipment to Afghanistan.

"We have halted the supplies and some 40 tankers and trucks have been returned from the check post in Jamrud," Mutahir Zeb, a senior government official, told Reuters.

Pakistani troops are involved in fighting the Taliban in the crucial border region area. Hundreds of militants have been resisting attempts by the security forces to clear them from southern and south-eastern parts of the district.

Anti-militant operation

The checkpoint at the centre of this latest incident was set up to prevent insurgents crossing over the border into Afghanistan, our correspondent says.

He says the movement of insurgents from the area into Afghanistan has been a concern for the Nato-led Isaf and the US.

The US has been targeting militants in Pakistan's tribal areas near the Afghan border for several months, often using unmanned drone aircraft.

Last year, US helicopters accidentally killed two Pakistani soldiers near the border, also prompting Pakistan to temporarily close the border to Nato supplies.

In October, Pakistan's army chief Ashfaq Kayani warned the US against taking unilateral action in nearby North Waziristan.

He said that the US should focus on stabilising Afghanistan instead of pushing Pakistan to attack militant groups in the crucial border region.

Washington has for many years urged Islamabad to deal with militants in the area (BBC, 2011).

Title: Pakistani Arrested By FBI Created Video For Lashkar-E-Taiba, Trained In Camps
Date: September 3, 2011
Source:
 The Long War Journal

AbstractA Pakistani man who trained at Lashkar-e-Taiba's terror camps has been arrested in the US on charges of producing propaganda for the terror group. The Long War Journal has obtained a copy of the propaganda video, which is published above.

Jubair Ahmad, a Pakistani man who moved to Virginia in 2007, was charged on Sept. 1 and arrested by the FBI for providing material support to a terrorist group. He produced the tape at the behest of the son of the overall leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Jubair, who was born in Sialkot in Pakistan's Punjab province, joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba, or LeT, when he was a teenager, according to the FBI affidavit. He admitted to the FBI that he attended three LeT camps.

The first camp attended by Jubair was Dora Suffa, "where he received instruction in religious dogma and proselytizing," the FBI stated. Afterward, "he attended LeT's basic training camp known as Dora A'ama, where he received additional religious indoctrination, physical conditioning, and weapons instruction." According to Jubair, students at Dora A'ama "listen to lectures, offer your prayers, exercise, study guns, fire them." He also said that "where I got training from they do the commando training there now." Then, at the third camp, which is known as Dora Khasa, he attended LeT's "commando course." An instructor turned him away after one week as he was too young, Jubair claimed.

Jubair and his family were issued visas in October 2006 because "his father was related to a US citizen," the FBI stated. Jubair entered the US in February 2007 with his father, mother, and two younger brothers. "His current immigration status is Lawful Permanent Resident," according to the affidavit.

Jubair was in the US for two years before the FBI detected that he was participating in terrorist activities. The FBI began investigating him in 2009 "after receiving information that Jubair may be associated with LeT."

The FBI said he created and uploaded a Lashkar-e-Taiba propaganda video on Sept. 25, 2010. To create the video, Jubair was in direct contact with Talha Saeed, the son of Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed.

The propaganda video included images of Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Seed preaching and being arrested by Pakistani police, images of Muslims being killed by Pakistani and Middle Eastern troops, prisoners and their jailers at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Pakistani weapons systems, and video clips of US armored vehicles being blown up in roadside bomb attacks in Iraq. A "prayer" given by Hafiz Saeed that repeatedly invokes jihad and praises the "mujahideen" is played in the background.

Talha gave Zubair editing instructions and guidance on where he could find images and clips of the items he wanted in the video. Talha was also careful not to have Lashkar-e-Taiba explicitly mentioned, or connected with the November 2008 terror assault in Mumbai.

"Talha asked Jubair to include pictures of Hafiz Saeed when Hafiz was being arrested and placed under house arrest," the FBI said. "As the conversation continued Talha described types of photos to be used in the video."

"Jubair asked if he should post the Mumbai one and added they want to show their power... Talha told Jubair not to use anything referencing Mumbai but said Jubair could reference Palestine and operating of Mujahideen in Kashmir."

In October, Talha instructed Jubair to remove all references to Lashkar-e-Taiba. Jubair uploaded the final version of the video to YouTube on Oct. 16, 2010, the affidavit stated.

Although the YouTube account was redacted in the report, The Long War Journal has learned that the account Jubair used is AbuDujjana.

Jubair deleted the video from his YouTube account after receiving a visit from the FBI late last month (The Long War Journal, 2011)