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TERRORISM

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Washington Post

An Iraqi man accused of being a key aide to Osama bin Laden and a top leader of al-Qaeda was arrested late last year on his way to Iraq and handed over to the CIA, the Pentagon announced yesterday, in what became the first secret overseas

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The American Life

For a limited time, you can download an MP3 version of this episode for free. In it, you will see Joseph Magulies, a lawyer for one of the detainees at Gitmo explain how the detention facility there was created to be an ideal interrogation facility.

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McClatchy News

A State Department report on terrorism due out next week will show a nearly 30 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide in 2006 to more than 14,000, almost all of the boost due to growing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. officials said.

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Global Research

From April, 23 to April 27, the elite echelon of the military are running Noble Resolve 07, a four-day marathon of "simulated" terror attacks across the US and Europe. This includes a simulated detonation of a "loose" ten-kiloton

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Financial Times

Al-Qaeda is reaching out from its base in Pakistan to turn militant Islamist groups in the Middle East and Africa into franchises charged with intensifying attacks on western targets, according to European officials and terrorism specialists.

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Rootsweb

With all due respect and sympathy to the victims and their families of the Virginia Tech, Columbine and McDonalds shootings, the Oklahoma bombing, and other mass murders, these were not the worst mass murders of children in the US.

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Thought Criminal

The US Treasury Dept has published a list of names that all Americans are responsible to know. If you do any business with the people on this list, you are subject to a potential $10 million and a 30 year prison sentence.

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AFP (Raw Story)

Posada was jailed in Venezuela for masterminding the October 6, 1976 bombing of a Cubana Airlines flight between Barbados and Cuba which killed all 73 on board. He later escaped and became involved with US CIA operations in Central America.

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The Australian

THE father of admitted terrorist David Hicks claimed he had been gagged from revealing facts about his son's five-year incarceration in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had written to him outli

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Cooperative Research

From 1993 to 2001, the FBI monitored a Florida cell of Islamic radicals starting in the early 90's, but no action is taken until after 9/11. Part of the cell included Jose Padilla. There's other interesting tidbits in this timeline as well.

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AP

Congress and the Bush administration should work together to allow the U.S. to permanently imprison some of the more dangerous Guantanamo Bay detainees elsewhere so the facility can be closed, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.

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LA Times

Insurgent leaders and Sunni Arab politicians say divisions between insurgent groups and Al Qaeda in Iraq have widened and have led to combat in some areas of the country, a schism that US officials hope to exploit. The Sunni Arab insurgent leaders

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AP

An Australian accused of helping the Taliban fight the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan pleaded guilty to providing material support for terrorism, a step lawyers said would assure his transfer from Guantanamo to a prison in Australia.

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NY Times

In his first weeks as defense secretary, Robert M. Gates repeatedly argued that the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, had become so tainted abroad that legal proceedings at Guantánamo would be viewed as illegitimate. Mr. Gates’s arguments w

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Pro Libertate Blog(Will Greig)

(I really like this guy) "If it were up to me, I'd line 'em all up against a wall and shoot them." Such was the sentiment expressed by one of Richard Yancey's supervisors during his brief and robustly unpleasant stint as a col

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