The blast, one of the worst acts of terrorism in Pakistan’s history, went off just a few hundred yards from the prime minister’s house, where all the leaders of government were dining after the president’s address to Parliament.
WASHINGTON — Senator Patrick J. Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a target of the anthrax letters of 2001, said Wednesday that he did not believe the F.B.I.’s contention that an Army scientist conducted the attacks alone.
A car bomb and rocket attack on the US embassy in Yemen has killed at least 16 people, including civilians and Yemeni security guards, Yemen officials said.
A panel discussion brought to you by Al Jazeera English. Panel discussions feature Chris Hedges, Michael Scheuer, Asad Durrani, former head of ISI(Pakistani Intelligence), and Fawaz Gerges, Scholar of Middle Eastern Studies.
On the anniversary of 9/11, an Italian-produced documentary called ZERO, investigating the tragedy, is opening in Russia. The authors believe that the U.S. official version of events surrounding the attacks can't be true. U.S. networks have rejec
So what is being alleged is essentially that the US (Rumsfeld and Paul Bremer) installed on the Debaathification Commission a secret agent of Iran who was running Iran-backed death squads based on the information to which he became privy
The UK jury failed to reach verdicts on the more serious charge of a conspiracy to have suicide bombers detonate soft-drink bottles filled with liquid explosives aboard seven airliners headed for the United States and Canada.
In detailed interviews filmed on location in Arlington over a dozen eyewitnesses to the Pentagon attack on 9/11/01 all say the plane flew north of the former Citgo gas station. Not one witness saw south-of-Citgo approach alleged by government.
Precision engagement of a Positively Identified insurgent by a Directed Energy Weapon will be a highly surgical and impressively violent event. Target effects will include instantaneous burst-combustion of insurgent clothing, a rapid death through vi
A slew of questions remain: Was his trial legal? Will he be freed once he serves his five remaining months? And, having floundered in this first attempt, will the administration be foolish enough to use this deeply-flawed system to try the people it
When jurors began deliberating his sentence, the only question they asked the judge was how much credit Hamdan would get for the time he has been held at Guantanamo. He would get 61 months' credit, and the jurors sentenced him to a 66-month term
The verdict in the first war crimes trial at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is in: One poorly educated Yemeni, with an impish sense of humor and two little girls, is guilty of supporting terrorism by driving Osama bin Laden. With credit for time served, the s
A number of readers are sending in links to a video from the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference last month, in which Lawrence Lessig recounts a conversation over dinner with Richard Clarke, the former government counter-terrorism czar.
Casting further doubt on the FBI's anthrax case, accused government scientist Bruce Ivins passed 2 polygraph tests and a handwriting analysis comparing samples of his handwriting to writing contained in the anthrax letters, U.S. officials familia
A U.S. military jury sentenced Osama bin Laden's driver to just 5 1/2 years in prison, a surprise rebuke to Pentagon prosecutors who portrayed him as member of the al-Qaida leader's inner circle worthy of a life sentence. Having served 5 year
Bush’s multi-year, multi-billion dollar "war on terror" has been reduced to railroading a low-level employee, a driver, for "terrorism." One would hope that the Hamdan verdict would be enough shame and ridicule for the US in one d
While Hamdan was convicted on 5 counts of providing material support for terrorism, the judge said the charges duplicated each other and ordered him sentenced for 1 count, which he summarized as "driving Mr. bin Laden around Afghanistan."
Search warrant affidavits related to the government's ongoing investigation into the 2001 anthrax mailings were unsealed August 6, 2008, in federal court in Washington, D.C. The tainted mailings killed 5 people and injured 17 others.Entered By: Powell Gammill
[Here's a shocker.] Four of the six officers on the jury must agree on a conviction, according to the system's rules. Defense lawyers feared a guilty verdict was inevitable.
A potential mistrial was avoided in the first Guantanamo trial when the US military judge ruled it was too late to challenge his war crimes instructions to the jury deliberating the case of Osama bin Laden's driver. But the judge acknowledged he
The US cannot conduct an effective counterterrorism campaign against al Qa'ida or other terrorist groups without understanding how such groups end. Less clear is how the government should prioritize U.S. efforts. (PDF link)Entered By: Powell Gammill
The news will be an embarrassment to the US government, which has persistently denied claims that it operated a secret “War on Terror” prison on Diego Garcia, and a source of even more consternation to the British government, which is more closely b
If Osama bin Laden's driver is convicted on terrorism charges as Guantanamo's first U.S. war crimes trial ends next week, he will be jailed separately from the rest of the prisoners, the head of the detention operation said on Saturday.
Confessed al Qaeda kingpin Khalid Sheik Mohammed testified in the defense of Osama bin Laden's driver -- and the defense rested in the first U.S. war crimes trial since World War II. ''He was not a soldier, he was a driver,'' Moha
Hamdan's lawyers decried the closing of the testimony by the two officers, Lt. Col. G. John Taylor and Col. Louie Morgan Banks III, who was lead psychologist for the Army's Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape program at Fort Bragg, N.C.
A top U.S. biodefense researcher apparently committed suicide just as the Justice Department was about to file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailings that traumatized the nation in the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attac
Video of Idiot Contractors shooting randomly at civilians in Iraq. This is a trophy video they made.Entered By: Forty Four O Nine
Monopoly for Suckers! (BUSTED EDITION). Please watch the entire video. The second half is quite different from the first! What would be the last thing you would think about before you landed on the ground?
Before an enormous crowd, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama on Thursday summoned Europeans and Americans together to "defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it" as surely as they conquered communism a gene
"New Bill of Rights shall be drafted and approved by (CLASSIFIED)" - Read in the House of Representatives by Rep. John Haller (R) Pennsylvania 14th District. My wife had to point out it was an Onion Spoof - Sounds toooo true to me