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Al-Qaeda Monitoring Unit Chief Outlines Vulnerabilities of Al-Qaeda and Taliban

Richard Barrett, the highest ranking UN official responsible for monitoring the activities of Al- Qaeda, said the group continues to degrade seven years after September 11, 2001, hampered by fragmented leadership, widely tarnished credibility, a struggle for relevance, and a chronic inability to live up to its propaganda.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - Full Story

Brazilian Man Charged in Cyber-Terrorism Case

A Brazilian man was charged by a federal grand jury in New Orleans for his role in a conspiracy to sell a network of computers infected with malicious software, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and Jim Letten, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, announced on Friday.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, August 25, 2008 - Full Story

Leader of Texas Crime Gang Sentenced to Life in Prison

The first defendant to be sentenced in the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) case charging 14 members of the violent Texas Syndicate prison gang with conspiring to participate in a violent enterprise responsible for murders, attempted murders, conspiracies to commit murder, robbery, drug trafficking, and other crimes in North Texas and other areas, was sentenced in federal court in Dallas.

By Jim Kouri - Sunday, August 24, 2008 - Full Story

Troops Capture Suspected Hezbollah Associates in Baghdad

Coalition forces picked up two suspected associates of the Kataib Hezbollah criminal network during operations this morning in Baghdad’s New Baghdad district, military officials reported during a teleconference with bloggers and Internet journalists.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, August 23, 2008 - Full Story

TSA Announces Security Recommendations for Motor Carriers

(This article is based on a report submitted to the National Association of Chiefs of Police’s National Security Committtee.)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  announced a set of security recommendations for the transportation of certain quantities of hazardous materials across the nation’s highways.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, August 22, 2008 - Full Story

Terrorism: General Cites Need for Interagency, International Effort

Influencing, countering and ultimately defeating regional threat networks in the greater Middle East will require a “whole-of-many-nations’-governments approach,” a US commander said during a conference call yesterday with bloggers and online journalists.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, August 21, 2008 - Full Story

ATF National Response Team Activated to Investigate Robbins, NC Fire

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Response Team, along with ATF special agents from the Charlotte Field Division, have entered the investigation of a large commercial fire that occurred Sunday, August 17, 2008, at 200 Kennedy Street in Robbins, NC. The NRT responded at the request of the Robbins Fire and Police Departments.

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Predicting Terrorist Attacks

If, in fact, the United States or any other nation could predict terrorists attacks there would not be terrorist attacks. They’re not called terrorists for nothing and they don’t post the date and place of their next attack on their Internet sites.

By Alan Caruba - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Alien Inmates Indicted for the Murder of Federal Correctional Officer

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Jose Cabrera Sablan, 43, and James Ninete Leon Guerrero, 40, with first degree murder, first degree murder of a federal Correctional Officer and murder by a federal prisoner serving a life sentence, US Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced on Friday.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

Man Imprisoned for Weapons & Explosives Charges Following Capitol Hill Arrest

A Virginia man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison following his conviction on multiple weapons charges, including possession of explosives and the attempted manufacture or possession of a weapon of mass destruction near the US Capitol in January 2008, US Attorney for the District of Columbia Jeffrey A. Taylor and US Capitol Police Chief Phillip D. Morse Sr., on Friday in a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, August 18, 2008 - Full Story

Homeland Security: TSA Using Covert Operatives to Test Security Measures

(The following article is based on reports and material obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police. The material presented herein is not classified information.)

The Transportation Security Administration uses undercover, or covert, testing to approximate techniques that terrorists may use to identify vulnerabilities in and measure the performance of airport security systems.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, August 16, 2008 - Full Story

FBI, TSA Hold Major Terrorism and Transportation Conference in New York

Last week over 700 law enforcement personnel, intelligence professionals, and private sector officials attended the Terrorism and Transportation Conference convened in New York, New York, hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Homeland Security Department’s Transportation Security Administration.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, August 15, 2008 - Full Story

The 4 Stages of Appeasement

For some nations and individuals, appeasement is a station at the end of the line that they reach right away, after some traumatic cultural or national event, for others it is a journey of stages along the line, stop after stop marking a point at which values and morals are surrendered for ephemeral things until they reach the end of this dark journey and the end of their national existence.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, August 15, 2008 - Full Story

80 Gang Members Nabbed in Task Force Dragnet

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents together with federal, state and local law enforcement partners across Massachusetts, have arrested 52 gang members and associates and 28 other criminals last week as part of the agency’s Operation Community Shield initiative, which targets violent street gangs.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, August 11, 2008 - Full Story

Guns and 2008: A Powerful Unifying Force Overlooked By The Candidates?


What is it about Guns? . . a question addressed by many observers except Presidential candidates where the subject seems to be verboten. Here’s a new wrinkle: As the 2008 presidential candidates remain mute or just vague on prime 2008 liberty questions - especially in light of the recent Supreme Court decision that gun bans are unconstitutional - you’d think they’d comment as an important plank on their platform. 



By John Longenecker - Monday, August 11, 2008 - Full Story

Of Halloweens past and present

Trying to come up with original costumes for Halloween? 

By News on the Net - Saturday, August 9, 2008 - Full Story

D.C.’s Gun Control Travesty

I couldn’t say it better than David B. Kopel and Robert A. Levy so I won’t even try. Here is a link to their Wall Street Journal op-ed on the District of Columbia’s new oppressive, unconstitutional gun law. An excerpt:

By Matthew Vadum - Saturday, August 9, 2008 - Full Story

Feds Nail 10,000 Violent Gang Members in the US

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, working in conjunction with federal, state and local law enforcement partners across the United States, have arrested the 10,000th gang member under operation Community Shield, according to a report submitted to officials of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, August 9, 2008 - Full Story

Invasion USA:  High-Tech Security Visas Sold on Mexican Black Market

United States immigration and State Department officials fear that their newly developed, high-tech visas are being sold on the Mexican black market.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, August 8, 2008 - Full Story

US Prepares for Nuclear Terrorism

The United States Department of Energy maintains emergency response capabilities and assets to quickly respond to potential nuclear and radiological threats within the United States. These capabilities are primarily found at DOE’s two key emergency response facilities—the Remote Sensing Laboratories at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, August 7, 2008 - Full Story