Monday, March 31, 2014

U.S. to Grant Immigrants Who Give Terrorists “Limited” Support Asylum | Judicial Watch

U.S. to Grant Immigrants Who Give Terrorists “Limited” Support Asylum | Judicial Watch

Al Qaeda Fat Cat Dean of Gitmo Business School Run by Terrorists | Judicial Watch

Al Qaeda Fat Cat Dean of Gitmo Business School Run by Terrorists | Judicial Watch

ATF Enforces Gun Laws Can’t Keep Track of Its Own Weapons

Here’s a frightening example of government ineptitude; agents at the federal law enforcement agency responsible for cracking down on the illegal use and trafficking of firearms can’t keep track of their own work-issued guns.

The irony is confounding, but the documents don’t lie. A Wisconsin newspaper has obtained five years’ worth of internal reports that show the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has lost track of dozens of government-issued guns. How could this possibly happen? The federal agents simply failed to retrieve their weapon after stashing it under the front seat of their car or in the glove compartment. Some left their gun on top of their vehicles and drove away, the internal reports reveal.

Others left their work-issued firearm behind in public bathroom stalls, at hospitals, outside movie theaters and even on an airplane, according to the records which were obtained by the newspaper under the public-records law known as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Sounds like the infamous American comedy duo Abbott and Costello would have fit right into the ATF’s 2,400-agent roster.

This kind of negligence occurred at least 45 times between 2009 and 2013 and most of the weapons were handguns, though at least two were assault rifles. Here are a few examples; an ATF agent in Illinois lost his Smith & Wesson after leaving it on top of his car while dropping off his kids at a soccer game. The gun was later recovered on an off-ramp. A North Dakota agent never recovered his gun after forgetting about it on a car roof. In Iowa two 6-year-old boys found a loaded ATF gun in a storm drain!

In southern California an agent lost his ATF-issued Glock after a night of drinking with colleagues. The weapon was never recovered and no one will ever know the agents’ names or if they were disciplined because the information is conveniently blacked out in the reports, the news story says. In Milwaukee an undercover agent had three firearms, including a machine gun, stolen from his government truck in late 2012.

Unfortunately, this sort of thing has been going for years at the ATF, which operates within the Department of Justice (DOJ) and is also charged with protecting against the illegal use and storage of explosives and the illicit diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. As far back as 2008, the DOJ Inspector General disclosed that the ATF loses weapons more frequently than other federal law enforcement agencies. As an example the watchdog disclosed that the ATF lost 76 firearms—nearly double the rate of the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—during a five-year span.

The ATF has also been rocked by another major scandal recently involving a disastrous federal experiment (dubbed Fast and Furious) that let Mexican drug traffickers obtain U.S.-sold weapons, mostly assault rifles known as AK-47s. The insane plan was to eventually trace the guns to drug cartels but instead the agency lost track of the firearms and many surfaced in a number of crime scenes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Peck Canyon Arizona.

Judicial Watch has been a leader in investigating Fast and Furious and has sued the Obama DOJ as well as the ATF for records. As part of the ongoing probe, JW has obtained internal government documents that show the number of crimes connected to the failed operation is significantly higher than the Obama administration has revealed. The records include details of the various crime scenes in which the high-powered Fast and Furious rifles were used, including violent kidnappings and homicides.

U.S. Lets Gitmo Terrorist Publish Letter About Suffering, Abuse at Prison

The Obama administration has allowed a fighter in Osama bin Laden’s 55th Arab Brigade to publish a sob letter in an international media outlet describing the “humiliating and brutal treatments” he suffers at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

Earlier in the year the administration let the mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), dispatch propaganda from his Guantanamo jail cell, undoubtedly aiding and abetting more terrorism. That was disgraceful enough; allowing the Al Qaeda operative, an enemy combatant who’s admitted being the architect of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, to issue a manifesto from his military prison cell. Besides boasting of waging jihad against the U.S., KSM’s Pentagon file confirms he’s a senior Al Qaeda recruiter, financier and operational planner for the group’s global terrorist network.

This month another Islamic jihadist, Moath al-Alwi, was allowed to publish his propaganda from a Gitmo prison cell. Al-Alwi is a Yemeni national who served as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, according to his Pentagon file. He is a top Al Qaeda operative and a “veteran jihadist and fighter in UBL’s 55th Arab Brigade who participated in hostilities against the U.S. and Coalition forced on the front lines and in UBL’s Tora Bora mountain complex,” the Department of Defense (DOD) assessment says. The file also includes details of al-Alwi’s elite, hand-to-hand combat training and lengthy stays at Al Qaeda guest houses in various locations, including Kandahar.

Not surprisingly, these extensive terrorist credentials and training aren’t mentioned in al-Alwi’s lengthy letter, which was published internationally by the Arab news conglomerate Al Jazeera. The headline reads: “A letter from Guantanamo: Nobody can truly understand how we suffer.” The piece only describes Al-Alwi as a Yemeni national who has been in U.S. custody since 2002. It also says that he was “one of the very first prisoners moved to Guantanamo, where the U.S. military assigned him the Internment Serial Number 028.”      
Whip out the tissue box for the letter’s introduction, which reveals that Al-Alwi and his fellow terrorists are “trapped behind the walls of Guantanamo.” Al-Alwi says he wrote the letter “between bouts of violent vomiting” and sharp stomach pains caused by a morning force-feeding session. He describes being force fed and trashes the colonel in charge of the military detention facility for confiscating prisoners’ legal papers and Qurans and for instituting “humiliating groin searches.” Al-Alwi also whines about having a special mattress and pillows to alleviate back pain, an electric razor and a bar of soap confiscated over his hunger strike.

He claims guards at the military compound make fun of him and laugh loudly and that sometimes they lay him on his stomach and press forcefully on his back. “Aside from those imprisoned with me, nobody can truly understand how we suffer,” Al-Alwi writes. “The Colonel will not allow media into Guantanamo Bay, claiming he is protecting our privacy. No man here wants privacy from the media. The Colonel fears that if the media comes in and meets with the prisoners, all of this daily brutality will be exposed. Hopefully this letter serves that end.”

The Al Qaeda operative stresses to the world that he is an unarmed captive and asks the American people where is the freedom the U.S. touts?  “Do you condone what your government is doing to us? I know that governments do not always represent the voices of their people, and I pray that the American people do not want this, and more, that they will do something to stop it.” This isn’t mentioned in the letter, but it’s safe to bet the American people didn’t want Islamic jihadists to brutally murder thousands of innocent fellow citizens in 2001.

U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines | Judicial Watch

U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines | Judicial Watch

FBI Quietly Cuts Ties With Anti-Christian Hate Group | Judicial Watch

FBI Quietly Cuts Ties With Anti-Christian Hate Group | Judicial Watch

Thursday, March 27, 2014

How safe is my student on a school campus?

Last December's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., brought questions about school security to the forefront. More than 1.2 million students between ages 12 and 18 were victims of crimes at school in 2011, according to NCES and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Of those, nearly half were violent crimes and 648,600 involved thefts, the agencies said. Among students ages 5 to 18, there were 11 homicides and three suicides at school from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011. The toll at Sandy Hook Elementary School was nearly double that number.

Predictive Profiling works TSA screening does not

TSA Staff would make fun of images from full-body scanners and target passengers from 12 countries, a former US airport security worker has alleged. A former US airport security worker has confirmed the suspicions of many fliers by admitting that staff will often laugh and gawk at the images of naked passengers that appear on full body scanners. In a candid confession for the website Politico, Jason Harrington, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer from 2007 until 2013, also alleged that passengers were – until 2010 – profiled based on their nationality.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Alleged teen cop killers likely turned gun on selves, police say

Alleged teen cop killers likely turned gun on selves, police say - CNN.com

Albuquerque Police under fire for shooting homeless man

A video of police shooting a homeless man in New Mexico has shocked many, and been viewed more than 700,000 times on YouTube.
The footage wasn't captured by a member of the public, but by the police themselves - using cameras attached to their uniforms. The graphic film was posted online on Friday following a public information request. Most people commenting appear outraged by the incident which they think shows a gross misuse of power.
According to local reports, 38-year-old James Boyd was sleeping in the Albuquerque foothills in mid-March when officers approached him about camping illegally in the area. It's believed that Boyd, who reportedly has a criminal history and may have suffered mental health problems, argued with them for three hours before the events shown in the video. On picking up his belongings to leave, the officers fire a flash bang - a disorienting device - a Taser, two rifles, a bean bag rifle and release a police dog as well. Boyd is seen clutching two small knives which he takes out after shots are fired. He died a day later in hospital.
The Albuquerque Police Department was one of the first - and still one of the few - in the country to require officers to wear cameras. The system is now being trialled in a number of other cities as well. The policy clearly leaves the department open to a far greater degree of criticism on social media than before. Indeed, the response to the footage on YouTube has been ferocious. "What careless disregard for human life," was one typical comment, and "I usually side with the police, but this is just cruel," read another.
Steven Robert Allen of the American Civil Liberties Union says he found the footage disturbing. He wonders whether the police could have approached Boyd in a way "that deescalated the situation and left him alive".
The Albuquerque Police Department has been involved in a number of controversial shootings in recent years, and was already the subject of a federal investigation. Gordon Eden, the new police chief, said at a press conference this shooting was justified because his officers were under threat. But the city's mayor Richard Berry has now intervened to say Eden's comment came prematurely and was "a mistake". The incident is the subject of an ongoing investigation.

The school-to-prison pipeline: By the numbers

The school-to-prison pipeline: By the numbers | Al Jazeera America

LA teachers use Facebook to expose ‘Third World’ school conditions

LA teachers use Facebook to expose ‘Third World’ school conditions | Al Jazeera America

Interpreter played a crucial role at the first Thanksgiving. | The Professional Interpreter

Interpreter played a crucial role at the first Thanksgiving. | The Professional Interpreter

The American Founding Fathers and their Foreign Languages

The American Founding Fathers and their Foreign Languages. | The Professional Interpreter



I thought it would be interesting to talk about a little known aspect of the founding fathers’ lives: Their knowledge of foreign languages.
It is undisputable that they were all bright, well-educated, and visionary heroes who crafted an idea and implemented a concept never attempted before: a country with no monarch where the people were in charge.  We have read about their political, diplomatic, scientific, and military qualities, about how gifted they were. It is time to review their knowledge of foreign languages.  George Washington did not speak any other language. No doubt because of his very little formal education and humble beginnings he just spoke English.  Abraham Lincoln would fit the same bill. The emancipator was a self-educated attorney with a very modest upbringing and he never learned any foreign languages either. These two American heroes did not travel abroad in their lifetime.
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, first Secretary of State under Washington, and our third President spoke English, French, Italian, Latin, and he could read Greek, and Spanish. Benjamin Franklin, America’s first diplomat and well-known genius spoke English, French and Italian.   Our second President: John Adams spoke English, French and Latin. President James Madison spoke English, Greek, Latin and Hebrew.  James Monroe spoke English and French.
Although Samuel Adams and John Hancock did not speak any foreign languages, Hancock, the wealthiest of our founding fathers, and perhaps the most generous, founded a Professorship of Oriental Languages and Hebrew in Massachusetts.  All in all, 21 of America’s 44 Presidents have known at least a second language, and if you consider that America’s first Nobel Peace Prize recipient: President Teddy Roosevelt spoke French and German,  then we can say that two out of four Presidents sculpted on Mount Rushmore spoke a foreign language.

Group wants FBI probe after gunshot fired at Illinois mosque

Group wants FBI probe after gunshot fired at Illinois mosque | Al Jazeera America

Pope Francis permanently removes a German Bishop

Pope Francis on Wednesday permanently removed a German bishop from his Limburg diocese after his $43 million new residence complex caused an uproar among the Catholic community.
Francis had temporarily expelled Monsignor Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, otherwise known as the “bishop of bling,” from his diocese last October pending a church inquiry.
At the center of the controversy was the price tag for the construction and related renovations. Tebartz-van Elst defended the expenditures, saying the bill was actually for 10 projects and there were additional costs because the buildings were under historical protection.
But in a country where Martin Luther launched the Reformation five centuries ago in response to what he said were excesses and abuses within the church, the outcry was enormous. The perceived lack of financial transparency also struck a chord, since a church tax in Germany brings in billions a year to the German church.
The Vatican said Wednesday that the inquiry into the renovation found that Tebartz-van Elst could no longer exercise his ministry in Limburg and said Francis had accepted his resignation, which was originally offered Oct. 20.
The Vatican added that an apostolic administrator, Monsignor Manfred Grothe, has been appointed to run the diocese for the time being and that Tebartz-van Elst would get a new job "at the opportune time."
A statement said the pope was asking the faithful of the diocese of Limburg to accept the decision "with docility" and to work to restore what it called a "climate of charity and reconciliation.”
In Berlin, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the head of the German Bishops' Conference, told reporters he would do whatever he could to help the Limburg diocese move on.
"For that we will need reconciliation, new trust and the power of prayer," he said.
Pope Francis has been urging church officials around the world to be more austere and live simple lives in order to be closer to the poor.

ICE Operation Community Shield/Transnational Gangs

Operation Community Shield/Transnational Gangs



Targeting Violent Transnational Street Gangs



U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recognizes that transnational criminal street gangs represent a significant threat to public safety in communities throughout the United States. In 2005, ICE initiated Operation Community Shield, an international law enforcement initiative that combines Homeland Security Investigations' (HSI) expansive statutory and civil enforcement authorities to combat the growth and proliferation of transnational criminal street gangs, prison gangs and outlaw motorcycle gangs throughout the United States.



With assistance from state, local, tribal and foreign law enforcement partners, the initiative helps HSI locate, investigate, prosecute, and where applicable, immediately remove gang members from our neighborhoods and ultimately from the United States.

ICE launches national cyber safety campaign to help protect kids from online sexual predators

ICE launches national cyber safety campaign to help protect kids from online sexual predators

Bin Laden Son Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Guilty of Conspiring to Kill Americans

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Guilty of Conspiring to Kill Americans - WSJ.com

New Jet-Powered Drone Can Kill 1,800 Miles From Home Base

New Jet-Powered Drone Can Kill 1,800 Miles From Home Base | Danger Room | Wired.com

A 10-Point Plan to Keep the NSA Out of Our Data

A 10-Point Plan to Keep the NSA Out of Our Data | Threat Level | Wired.com

VTOL X-Plane Program Takes Off

2014/03/18 VTOL X-Plane Program Takes Off

Darpa's Tiny Lasers Will Soon Hunt for Biochemical Weapons

Darpa's Tiny Lasers Will Soon Hunt for Biochemical Weapons | Danger Room | Wired.com

Driverless Trucks Will Keep Army Safe From IEDs

Driverless Trucks Will Keep Army Safe From IEDs | Danger Room | Wired.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

Al-Qaeda Calls for Car Bomb Attacks on American Cities, Targets Abroad

Al-Qaeda Calls for Car Bomb Attacks on American Cities, Targets Abroad

Report alleges possible Mexican military-drug cartel partnership

Report alleges possible Mexican military-drug cartel partnership - ktar.com

Death of Osama Bin Laden: End (Beginning?) of an Era | The OpSec Blog

Death of Osama Bin Laden: End (Beginning?) of an Era | The OpSec Blog

School safety deja vu: Columbine lessons still apply 15 years later | School SecuritySchool Security

School safety deja vu: Columbine lessons still apply 15 years later | School SecuritySchool Security



The shooting deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, sent shockwaves across the nation in December of 2012. This was not the first time that educators and safety officials received a punch in the gut and a major wakeup call to assess school security. But the lessons from the first punch still ring true 15 years later.



A new generation of school leaders, students and safety officials since Columbine

The attack at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 sent school administrators, public safety officials and government leaders scrambling to beef up school security and emergency preparedness measures. But now 15 years later, we are finding a new generation of school board members, superintendents, principals, police officers, educators, and students holding new roles that they were not in back in 1999.



While speaking with school superintendents from across Ohio at a state conference last week, I asked participants to raise their hand if they were in the same leadership position today that they were in back in 1999 when Columbine occurred. Out of a filled conference room, only one person raised his hand.



This reinforced what we have been seeing nationally: A new generation of superintendents are leading school district, a new generation of principals are running schools, and a new generation of students are in classrooms who may not have felt the same impact of Columbine in the same way that their predecessors did back in 1999. Many also do not recall the lessons learned during, and immediately following, the attack at Columbine.



Sandy Hook shooting sent educators and safety officials looking for new answers to questions already answered During the year that has followed the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack in Newtown, many of us who were in the school security field at the time of Columbine have found ourselves shaking our heads at some of the actions taken, or not taken, in response to school security incidents. These include:  Far too many schools have been automatically evacuating in response to bomb threats when the best practice is to conduct a threat assessment with local law enforcement before doing so if there is not an imminent threat identified. School leaders and safety officials have evacuated and closed schools on a whim in response to generic threats written on bathroom walls or spray painted on the outside of the school the night before with little-t0-no assessment of the threat.  Legislators and educators have rushed to throw up new security equipment and other costly physical security measures without investing in training their people. These responses are understandable when one takes into account that the well-intended individuals making the decisions do not have the institutional memory to recall that many of these very same issues arose immediately following Columbine. But still, we do not need to reinvent the wheel.



Columbine school safety lessons still apply 15 years later While far too many people have been looking for the “Wow!” without thinking about the “How?” after Sandy Hook, we need only to go back to the post-Columbine era for many of the answers to today’s school safety questions. Should we automatically evacuate every time there is a bomb threat? No, not unless there is an imminent threat. The best practice established after Columbine is for school administrators and their public safety partners to assess threats instead of automatically evacuating. Federal law enforcement officials (BATF&E) have held similar actions as best practices for years.



Do we close schools for days when a threat is scribbled on a bathroom wall? No, again the best practice rests in threat assessment and continuing with heightened security until the investigation reveals the offenders if there is no imminent threat. Do we scrap lockdowns, teach kids to attack heavily armed gunmen, and arm teachers? Again, the answer is no. Properly implemented lockdowns save lives. Diversifying the timing and conditions of school emergency drills teach educators to think on their feet and improve their skills. School Resource Officers(SROs), not armed teachers and custodians, are the best answer to providing an armed presence on campus with specially-trained school police officers.

What is old is new again. Don’t reinvent the wheel. School administrators, school safety professionals, public safety officials, and legislators do not need to reinvent the wheel as they assess how to tackle today’s school security and emergency preparedness. They do need to look back at the proven best practices and balanced legislative responses that followed the Columbine attacks in 1999. Those lessons learned laid the foundation for cognitive, age-appropriate, and comprehensive approaches to school violence prevention, security, and emergency preparedness.

Should School Resource Officers (SROs) store high-powered weapons in schools? | School SecuritySchool Security

Should School Resource Officers (SROs) store high-powered weapons in schools? | School SecuritySchool Security

6 Lethal Weapons Congress Won’t Let Die

Congress is forcing the Pentagon to keep another program that it no longer wants. This time, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) is making the Pentagon spent $114 million on upgrades to the Global Hawk spy drone even though DOD said that its $35,000 per flying hour cost was too high.
Northrup Grumman makes the drones in an area of California that McKeon represents; it’s no wonder the Congressman is trying to keep the program alive. The Global Hawk is just one of many programs that Congress is refusing to kill—even though the DOD is willing to bury them.
- See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/12/06/6-Lethal-Weapons-Congress-Won-t-Let-Die#sthash.kWlDuox0.dpuf

Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker - CNN.com

Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker - CNN.com

FBI offers reward for clues in Baghdad slaying - CNN.com

FBI offers reward for clues in Baghdad slaying - CNN.com

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Martial arts instructor sentenced 90 years for production of child porn

Parents beware of wolves in sheeps clothing..

BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI)– A former martial arts instructor in Belleville will spend 90 years in federal prison. Christopher Horton, from Highland, was sentenced on six counts of production of child pornography.  Prosecutors say he sexually abused three students, younger than ten, and recorded video of the acts with his phone.

Kill list found at elementary school

LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)
The Wentzville School District responded to questions about a list that was discovered at Green Tree Elementary last Tuesday.
According to those with relatives attending the school in the district, an 11-year-old allegedly saw a fellow classmate with what’s being referred to as a friends and enemies list at the school. FOX 2 spoke to family members of the young child, they didn’t want to go on camera, but did say they were worried about the fact that some parents were concerned because they were not notified of the incident until that Friday.
FOX 2 contacted the district about the incident and a spokesperson released the following statement:
“Last week there was a ‘friends and enemies’ list of student names found at Green Tree Elementary. The principal contacted local law enforcement immediately, and after a thorough investigation it was determined that the list was not a credible threat. The principal and counselor contacted the parents of the students included on the list, and informed them of the incident. Student discipline for these types of incidents is covered by the district`s student misconduct and disciplinary consequences regulation.”
Family members also say they hope the disciplinary action is strong enough to send the message that incidents of this nature will not be tolerated in the future.

Third-grader sexually assaulted 5-7 times by classmate, official says

RIVERSIDE: Third-grader sexually assaulted 5-7 times by classmate, official says

A third-grade student at a Riverside elementary school sexually assaulted a classmate five to seven times since the pair was in second grade, according to a district spokesperson. The incidents happened at John Adams Elementary School in class when teachers might not see, such as while watching movies, and in the bathroom, said Jacquie Paul, spokesperson for the Riverside Unified School District. The assailant and the victim were both boys, though the nature of their relationship — whether they were friends or rivals — was not disclosed, Paul said. “At this point we don’t believe there are other victims,” but officials are exploring the possibility, Paul stated.  A letter went home to parents on Wednesday, March 19, stating what happened. Also, school officials are holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday night, March 20, to discuss the situation. The meeting is open to the public.  School psychologists were on the campus to help students who need it, and the principal stood at the front of the school as parents dropped off their children in the morning.

“I want parents to know everything’s OK,” said the principal, Paul DeFoe.

Officials learned about the assaults on Monday, March 17, when a “small group” of students during an after-school program called HEARTS reported it to the coordinator on duty, the district spokeswoman said.  That official went straight to the principal, who happened to be on campus working late. He immediately contacted law enforcement, Paul said.  The Riverside Police Department and child protective services are investigating as well as the district, which has launched an internal investigation.  The school has taken disciplinary action on the offending student. Paul was unable to say what those actions were, but she said the student was no longer present on the campus.  The two teachers who may have been present when the assaults happened were placed on paid administrative leave while officials investigate, Paul said.  Police officials were unable to say whether the parents of the offending student were suspected of any wrong-doing that may have influenced the boy to act as he did, according to police Lt. Val Graham.  “We’re investigating every angle,” Graham said. “It’s routine for detectives to look at any reason for why something like this could have occurred.”

The incident shocked the staff at Adams Elementary, a small, tightly knit school of only 555 students, officials said.  “This is a first for us and it’s a very sad, difficult situation,” Paul said.  Parents dropping their children off Thursday morning said the incident has caused them to talk to their children about sex crimes.  “I talked to them just this morning,” said Joe Pule about his two daughters who attend the school. “If somebody touches you or something, tell somebody right away.” For some parents, the incident raised questions about school safety. “The teachers are not aware of the students,” said Jennifer Gomez, whose child goes to kindergarden at Adams. “Were they not watching them? They’re supposed to be taking care of them.”

On Wednesday when the assault was reported on the evening news it caused a rush of cars to the elementary school to pick children up from their after-school activities, said Louis Clark who lives next door to the campus. “You should have seen the parents tearing into (the parking lot) to pick up those kids,” he said.

Al Qaeda Magazine Calls For Car Bombings In U.S., Specifically In NYC

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —

The latest edition of al Qaeda‘s English-language online magazine urges its readers to attack the United States with car bombs and includes a photo of Times Square. The terrorist organization’s magazine, Inspire, specifically mentions New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago as preferred targets, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday the website calls for its readers to act as “lone wolf” terrorists. “It certainly is an issue that we will continue to stay focused on,” Bratton said. “It is a magazine that is very widely read by that world.” The magazine also advises potential terrorists to attack places holding lots of people, CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported. “As for the field  target for the car bomb,” the magazine advises, “you have places flooded with individuals e.g. Sports events in which tens of thousands attend, election campaigns, festivals and other gathering(s). The important thing is that you target people and not buildings.” “This is typical of al Qaeda’s targeting, which is to kill as many people as possible,” said John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy police commissioner for intelligence.

Al Qaeda Magazine Calls For Car Bombings In U.S., New YorkWCBS 880's Rich Lamb reports.

Bratton noted the city has a large number of officers dedicated to counterterrorism and that every plot against New York City since 9/11 has been foiled. Miller told CBS News the magazine edition is “one-stop shopping for an amateur terrorist.” “What it talks about is targeting … specific places, specific targets, specific events, but it goes beyond that call, and it says, ‘and by the way, here is a simple set of instructions for a car bomb that you can make with essentially, you know, a trip to a big-box hardware store and a couple of chemicals,’” said Miller, a former CBS News senior correspondent. Inspire is the same magazine where prosecutors say Jose Pimentel, a Dominican immigrant who was raised in the U.S., found the article “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” which he used to begin building pipe bombs that he planned to plant around the city. He pleaded guilty last month to a terrorism charge and, under a plea deal, will likely serve 16 years in prison.

The Inspire website includes a letter from editor Yahya Ibrahim, which reads, in part: “Many Feisal Shahzads are residing inside America, and all they need is the knowledge of how to make car bombs. They are all yearning to fulfill their duty of Jihad. … The American government was unable to protect its citizens from pressure cooker bombs in backpacks, I wonder if they are ready to stop car bombs!” Miller said the NYPD will use the intelligence provided by the magazine to deploy heavily armed groups at sensitive, high-profile locations with no notice, which would “keep somebody trying to make a plan off balance.” “One way, you can read Inspire magazine as some kind of sign of failure, which is al Qaeda central has now diminished to the point that it has to put out this wide net and say, ‘Can anybody do anything because as an organization we’re not effective that way?’” Miller said. “Or you can flip that coin and say, they’ve now gone from being an effective terrorist organization to being a narrative that gets out to millions of people,” he added. “The Boston Marathon bombers, Jose Pimentel — you can pick your person who has been picked up in one of these plots — usually never made contact with al Qaeda, but many of them got their plans and plots from Inspire magazine.”

Monday, March 10, 2014

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

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