The FBI, ATF, the Orange County Fire Authority and the Calif. Dept. of Forestry will announce the massive Santiago Canyon Fire - which caused $10 million in damage - is being officially declared an arson, and a $50,000 reward is being offered to find
The FBI alerted law enforcement agencies last month  that an al-Qaeda terrorist now in detention had talked of masterminding a plot to set a series of devastating forest fires around the western United States.
The White House line that Iraq’s extremists are all backed by Iran is a myth.
The Holy Land Foundation mistrial was seen in the NY Times as an exoneration. But was it? Or was it a signal that a different approach is needed. Libertarians, War on Terror warriors and others will now square off.
The judge had initially sent the jurors back to see if the impasse could be broken after a confusing scene when three of the jurors said they had not agreed with the verdicts he had read aloud to the packed courtroom. (WHAAA???)
From the Global Incident Map: A pipe bomb exploded at a parking garage in downtown Long Beach and shut down streets and businesses on a normally busy night but there are no injuries from the blast. UPDATE: 500 am--From the
MANILA/ZAMBOANGA CITY, 21 October 2007 — A group allied with the Abu Sayyaf and the Indonesian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah has claimed responsibility yesterday for Friday’s deadly bomb attack on a shopping center in the Philippine financial distric
Her campaign to unseat Pakistan's current president Gen. Pervez Musharraf will continue. Benazir Bhutto will not let a little thing like a deadly bomb blast stop her. Friday, she named al-Qaeda as the prime agent in the attack.
Disaffected people could develop radical ideologies over the Internet posing the next big terror threat according to the Homeland Security chief. In other news, the bogeyman really does live in your closet.
Steady erosion of rights, bogus terror trials, ruling elites plunging their country into an abyss... USA? UK? Nope - New Zealand
Biometrics is rapidly advancing, but privacy policies, the technology backbone to effectively connect the scanners — and perhaps most importantly — a market beyond the U.S. government, are lagging.
Ayaan Ali is back in the US. Originally from Somali, she fled to the Netherlands and was threatened by Dutch Islamic terrorists. She fled again to the USA, returned to the Netherlands, and is now back. Her story.
We may be approaching a potentially disastrous confluence of events. Will Dick Cheney be behind the curtain managing the disaster? And what will it mean if it transpires? There's nothing like a little idle speculation in our interesting times.
The Goose Creek bombers are in the news again. First, they were caught outside a naval base with pipe bombs. Now, one of the bombers's brother was discovered relaying coded messages throught the jailhouse video cameras. What was he saying?[video
The director of the National Counterterrorism Center, the primary US organization responsible for analyzing terror threats, told NBC News that the nation is probably not "tactically" safer from the threat of terrorism following the invasion
One week ago, Death by 1000 Papercuts posted a story about al-Qaeda in Iraq issuing playing cards similar to those the US handed out when hunting down leaders of Sadaam Hussein's regime. Only these cards had pictures of Iraqi tribal leaders AQI h
Ladies and gentlemen, we have been informed that there is “a credible security risk with this aircraft” and we are returning to the terminal.
Satire became reality Friday afternoon when half a dozen armed federal agents wearing body armor showed up at this author’s home and detained everyone in the house for nearly 90 minutes to determine who might pose a threat to the government.
A federal appeals court panel suggested that the city is not immune from liability in 8,000 cases accusing it and others of failing to properly protect workers cleaning up the World Trade Center site after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Where in the world is Ruben Shumpert? By most expectations, the Seattle barber should be sitting in a federal lock-up serving time for gun and counterfeiting convictions in a case deeply colored by allegations of terrorism. But in November, days befo
The Bush administration has adopted a particular approach to fighting terrorism, something it calls the "preventive paradigm." This paradigm seeks to employ the most coercive measures that a state has against people, not because of what the
Two dozen prisoners were cleared for transfer from Guantanamo Bay last year even though US military panels found they still posed a threat to the US and its allies. Dozens more were cleared even though they didn't show up for their hearings.
Iran's parliament on Saturday approved a nonbinding resolution labeling the CIA and the US Army "terrorist organizations," in apparent response to a Senate resolution seeking to give a similar designation to Iran's Islamic Revolutio
A little more than a month ago, with the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaching and fears of a new al Qaeda attack rising, some U.S. intelligence and military analysts thought they had found one of the world’s two most wanted men just where they last sa
Presuming that you are not actually ignorant enough to desire war with the United States, you might be well advised to read the history of the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana harbor in 1898 and the history of the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964.
Jane Harman (D-CA) has accused the Bush adminstration of using threats of terrorism to pass bills that erode personal liberty. Yet she seems activated the same sort of mechanism recently by helping to introduce the infamous(in certain circles)
Ringed by cells where bearded men pace back and forth behind windowed doors, a U.S. sailor in camouflage fatigues stood by a metal table with a roll of toilet paper, portioning out strips of 30 squares each. Beside him, another sailor polishes one of
America is quietly expanding its fight against terror on the African front. Two years ago the US set up the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership with nine countries in central and western Africa. There is no permanet presence, but the hope
$billions in puts for Sept, nukes "accidentally" flown over US, impeachment rally on Sept 15, and now the Air Force *announces* no planes in the air on Sept 14.
But in a new report, the Congressional Research Service notes that attacks from al Qaeda are only a small percentage of the violence in Iraq, criticizing the Bush adminstration's statistics and noting that this false reporting on AQi has increase