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Iraqi: ‘I killed her with a machine gun’

BASRA, Iraq (CNN)—The man, blindfolded and handcuffed, crouches in the corner of the detention center while an Iraqi soldier grills him about rampant crimes being carried out by gangs in the southern city of Basra.

By Guest Column - Thursday, May 22, 2008 - Full Story

University Professor and Tennessee Tech Firm Indicted For Arms Exports

A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Tennessee returned an 18-count indictment yesterday charging J. Reece Roth, a Professor Emeritus at The University of Tennessee, and Atmospheric Glow Technologies Inc. (AGT), a Knoxville-based technology company, with conspiring to defraud the U.S. Air Force and disclose restricted U.S. military data about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or “drones,” to foreign nationals without first obtaining the required U.S. government license or approval.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, May 22, 2008 - Full Story

Gov’t Report: State Dept. Antiterrorism Program Needs Improvement

The Department of State’s (State) Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program’s objectives are to provide partner nations with counterterrorism training and equipment, improve bilateral ties, and increase respect for human rights.

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - Full Story

Going Nuts in Waziristan

Okay, so let’s pretend you were one of the sons of one of the wealthiest families in Saudi Arabia. You were guaranteed a good job. You had a couple of wives. The problem was that you just didn’t feel fulfilled. You weren’t a member of the royal family of Saud, so you could never be king. You probably would not become president of the family business no matter how hard you worked or prayed. So, there you are, stuck with a couple of million, a family, and a lot of time on your hands.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

38 Individuals Involved in US-Romania Organized Crime Charged

Thirty-eight individuals with ties to international organized crime have been charged in two separate indictments involving computer and credit card fraud schemes, Deputy Attorney General Mark R. Filip, Romanian Prosecutor General Laura Codruta Kovesi, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California Thomas P. O’Brien and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Nora R. Dannehy said in a report submitted to the National Association of Chiefs of Police.


US Indicts Top Int’l Arms Dealer for Conspiracy to Kill Americans, Terrorism

A major international arms dealer—Viktor Bout, a/k/a Boris, a/k/a Victor Anatoliyevich Bout, a/k/a Victor But, a/k/a Viktor Budd, a/k/a Viktor Butt, a/k/a Viktor Bulakin, a/k/a Vadim Markovich Aminov—was indicted for, among other things, conspiring to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (the FARC).  FARC is designated by the US State Department as a foreign terrorist organization based in Colombia.


Colombian Paramilitary Leader Extradited to US to Face Drug Charges

Carlos Mario Jimenez-Naranjo, a/k/a Macaco, has been extradited from Colombia to the United States to face drug trafficking charges, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher announced yesterday.


Do You Know This ‘man’? Interpol Needs You

imageInterpol needs your help. They have been searching for this man for two years.

This may be the chance for online social networks to provide a break in the case that Interpol’s wide net couldn’t crack. Within 24 hours of launching the operation, over 200 leads have been received.

UPDATE: Interpol Pedophile Suspect Caught in New Jersey, Identified

By Guest Column Ros Prynn- Thursday, May 8, 2008 - Full Story

Gaubatz: Falls Church, VA Jihad Manual

Gaubatz: Islamic Manual in Falls Church, Virginia Calls on Muslims to Attack Olympians, Kill Priests and Nuns, Wage War on All Christians

By Sean Osborne - Thursday, May 1, 2008 - Full Story

Feds Nab Israeli Spy in New York City Espionage Case

Federal law enforcement officials revealed on Tuesday that they the arrested of Ben-Ami Kadish on charges that he participated in a crimonal conspiracy to disclose to the Government of Israel documents related to the national defense of the United States and, in connection with that unauthorized disclosure, that Kadish participated in a conspiracy to act as an agent for the Government of Israel.


Times Editors and Staff May See New Era of Cloak and Dagger

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - Full Story

Man has Al-Qaeda links—Canadian visa? No problem

How did he get a visa? Have steps been taken to ensure that this kind of thing doesn’t happen again? What do you think?

By Guest Column - Monday, April 28, 2008 - Full Story

Over 1,000 fake passports seized in Thailand—many sold to jihadists

“The passports were sold to a group of Thai and Burmese middlemen who then sold them to gangs engaged in prostitution, terrorism and smuggling, he said.”

By Guest Column - Monday, April 28, 2008 - Full Story

Enforcement strategy to combat growing threat of international organized crime

On Wednesday, US Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey announced a new federal strategy in the fight against international organized crime that will address this growing threat to the US security and stability.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, April 26, 2008 - Full Story

Terrorism War: US Experiencing Disappointments in Pakistan

Since 2002, destroying the terrorist threat and closing the terrorist safe haven have been key national security goals.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - Full Story

Buffalo Jim buried, but not put to rest - Part Two

Buffalo Jim BarrierBuffalo Jim buried, but not put to rest - Part One

There is nothing to indicate that anything was amiss when he was renting that room.
He was in no distress and appeared to be in good spirits.
- Capt. Randy Montandon

‘Lisa’ says she was with Barrier, failed to get help. - Las Vegas Sun

The police stopped returning my calls. - Jennifer Barrier

By Steve Miller - Monday, April 21, 2008 - Full Story

Charges Against 9/11 Mastermind and Co-conspirators Amended

Prosocutors in the case against the self-described mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and five of his co-conspirators have amended the charge sheet against the detainees to further clarify their activities, a senior Pentagon official announced today in a teleconference for Internet journalists and bloggers.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, April 19, 2008 - Full Story

Intercepted al-Qaida Letter Reveals Tactics, Strategy

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2008 – Use silenced guns to kill coalition forces at Iraqi security checkpoints, smuggle weapons in gradual shipments to reduce the risk of detection, and poison Iraq’s water supply with nitric acid to spread disease and death.

By Guest Column John J. Kruzel- Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - Full Story

Why Would Any Normal Jihadist Resist Death?

—Satire—
If it is true that, upon death, Muslim men have immediate access to 72 voluptuous virgins, why would any Muslim ever resist?

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - Full Story

Government Report: Terrorists Can Buy Stolen US Military Equipment on eBay

Unauthorized individuals, companies, terrorist organizations, and other countries continue their attempts to obtain sensitive items related to the defense of the United States. The latest investigation into the sale of stolen military equipment points to the Internet as one place that defense-related items can be purchased, raising the possibility that some sensitive items are available to those who can afford them.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, April 14, 2008 - Full Story