Category Archives: Terrorism

Police Claim 50 ISIS Sympathizers Worked at Brussels Airport

A group of police officers wrote an open letter to the press criticizing alleged security failings at Zaventem airport. They alleged that 50 ISIS supporters are still working at the airport.

Some people suspected of having fought in Syria came to the airport as “false tourists”. We reported their presence but we do not know if anything was done with that information, the letter read according to the Daily Mail.

The officers complained about people who worked at the airport whom they allege celebrated the Paris attacks.

“When we checked these people, we were surprised more than once. It was men with a radical ideology and a long police history,’ they said.

Police Claim 50 ISIS Sympathizers Worked at Brussels Airport

How Isis laid out its plans to export chaos to Europe | World news | The Guardian

Nine days before the Paris attacks, Islamic State leaders gathered in the Syrian town of Tabqah to talk about what was coming next for the terror organisation. Senior officials from across the so-called caliphate had made difficult journeys under constant fear of airstrikes to the small town west of Raqqa.

In what marked a critical phase in the group’s evolution, there was to be a new focus on exporting chaos to Europe, the assembled men were told. And up to 200 militants were in place across the continent ready to receive orders.

Details of the meeting have been relayed to the Guardian by two Isis members who are familiar with what was discussed. Both said the mood in Tabqah that evening in early November was triumphant. Senior leaders said they were turning their focus to European capitals, and had dispatched foreign fighters back to their homelands to prepare attack plans. And wait.

How Isis laid out its plans to export chaos to Europe | World news | The Guardian

A Nuclear-Armed ISIS? It’s Not That Farfetched, Expert Says – Defense One

A Harvard researcher says the terror group might be closer to wreaking some sort of radioactive havoc than we think.

The murder of a security guard at a Belgian nuclear facility just two days after the Brussels attacks, coupled with evidence that Islamic State operatives had been watching researchers there, has re-ignited fears about ISIS and nuclear terrorism. Some experts, including ones cited by the New York Times and others, dismiss the possibility that ISIS could make even a crude nuclear bomb. But Matthew Bunn, the co-principal investigator at the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard’s Belfer Center, says that the threat is quite real.

A Nuclear-Armed ISIS? It’s Not That Farfetched, Expert Says – Defense One

Milo Yiannopoulos and Dave Rubin Talk Brussels Attacks – YouTube

Milo Yiannopoulos (journalist) joins Dave Rubin, discussing the recent terror attacks in Brussels. Part of an interview about free speech, Donald Trump, and political correctness. ***Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…

Stay tuned for more clips from Dave’s interview with Milo Yiannopoulos coming tomorrow 3/24 and the full interview on Friday 3/25 at 12pm EST.

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Milo Yiannopoulos and Dave Rubin Talk Brussels Attacks – YouTube

Netanyahu: Even if you give up Brussels, terror will continue

Responding to the horrific attacks in Brussels earlier in the day, Netanyahu said, “terrorists have no resolvable grievances, it’s not as if we could offer them Brussels, or Istanbul, or the West Bank. That won’t resolve their grievances.”

“Their basic demand is that we simply should disappear,” he said, emphasizing “that won’t happen.”

Elaborating on Israel’s technological breakthroughs, Netanyahu said, “the world is coming to Israel,” noting the country’s expanding economic and technological ties worldwide.

However, he pointed out that while individual nations embrace Israel, the United Nations submits Israel to “systematic discrimination,” working to “delegitimize its very existence.”

Netanyahu: Even if you give up Brussels, terror will continue – Arutz Sheva

Nuclear terrorism anybody? Here’s how we’ll figure out who did it

Last summer, an atomic bomb detonated in a city on the U.S. Eastern seaboard, killing tens of thousands and plunging the nation into despair. As first responders and the military grappled with the aftermath, elite teams of scientists raced to analyze the blast for clues to precisely what kind of bomb had gone off and who bore responsibility for the act.

That was the premise of an exercise—the first of its kind—held in July and August 2015 to test a new network of sensors that would collect data during a surprise nuclear strike. The Mighty Saber simulation was a sobering acknowledgment of many experts’ belief that an attack on U.S. soil is more likely than ever—yet tracing responsibility would be far harder than it was during the Cold War, when the chief threat was annihilation by the Soviet Union.

“The scenario has changed,” says Thomas Cartledge, a nuclear engineer with the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. “Now, if you see a mushroom cloud go off in New York City, you won’t know who did it, or what kind of weapon they used.”Possibilities include a warhead diverted from the U.S. arsenal or smuggled into the country by terrorists, or a bomb delivered by an enemy state such as North Korea, which has threatened to nuke the White House.

Surprise nuclear strike? Here’s how we’ll figure out who did it | Science | AAAS

When the world starts to experience nuclear terrorism, it would be nice to know who did it. However, I would imagine we won’t see it until Iran or North Korea have an arsenal of nuclear tipped missiles to ward off any attempts at retaliation.

China Tries Its Hand at Pre-Crime – Bloomberg Business

The program would flag unusual behavior, such as a resident of a poor village who suddenly has a lot of money in her bank account or someone with no overseas relatives who makes frequent calls to foreigners. According to Wu, these could be indicators that a person is a terrorist. “We don’t call it a big data platform,” he said, “but a united information environment.” In China, once a suspect is targeted, police can freeze bank accounts and compel companies to hand over records of his communications.

Another China Electronics Technology executive, who requested anonymity because he isn’t authorized to speak publicly, says the antiterrorism software would first be tested in territories where Chinese authorities are struggling to stamp out sometimes violent opposition to Communist rule by ethnic minorities. He says the pilot had a better chance of success than a nationwide program, because it’s focused on the 22 million residents of the sparsely populated Xinjiang territory in China’s northwest and the 3 million in mountainous Tibet.

China Tries Its Hand at Pre-Crime – Bloomberg Business

U.S. Faces Highest Terror Threat Level Since 9/11

Top intelligence community officials warned Thursday that the United States faces the highest terrorist threat level since the 9/11 terror attacks, citing a record-breaking increase in the flow of foreign fighters to Syria and Iraq, as well as joint Iranian-North Korean plans to boost “attack capabilities” and other efforts by leading terror groups to increase their offensive capabilities.

As Iran “continues to be the foremost sponsor of terror” across the globe, ISIS has emerged as the “preeminent global terrorist threat,” with its combined strength now exceeding al Qaeda’s, according to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who warned lawmakers on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that “unpredictable instability has become the new normal.”

U.S. Faces Highest Terror Threat Level Since 9/11

EgyptAir mechanic accused of planting a bomb on Russian airliner – Business Insider

But the sources, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation, said the mechanic had been detained, along with two airport policemen and a baggage handler suspected of helping him put the bomb on board.

“After learning that one of its members had a relative that worked at the airport, Islamic State delivered a bomb in a handbag to that person,” said one of the sources, adding the suspect’s cousin joined Islamic State in Syria a year and a half ago.

“He was told to not ask any questions and get the bomb on the plane.”

Another source said of the other suspects: “Two policemen are suspected of playing a role by turning a blind eye to the operation at a security checkpoint. But there is a possibility that they were just not doing their jobs properly.”

EgyptAir mechanic accused of planting a bomb on Russian airliner – Business Insider

Russia Is Sending Jihadis to Join ISIS – The Daily Beast

Yet a recent investigation conducted by Novaya Gazeta, one of the few independent newspapers left in Russia, complicates this cozy tale of counterterrorist cooperation. Based on extensive fieldwork in one village in the North Caucasus, reporter Elena Milashina has concluded that the “Russian special services have controlled” the flow of jihadists into Syria, where they have lately joined up not only with ISIS but other radical Islamist factions. In other words, Russian officials are adding to the ranks of terrorists which the Russian government has deemed a collective threat to the security and longevity of its dictatorial ally on the Mediterranean, Bashar al-Assad.

It may sound paradoxical—helping the enemy of your friend—but the logic is actually straightforward: Better the terrorists go abroad and fight in Syria than blow things up in Russia. Penetrating and co-opting terrorism also has a long, well-attested history in the annals of Chekist tradecraft.

Russia Is Sending Jihadis to Join ISIS – The Daily Beast