Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

United States Gives up on Due Process – Osama Bin Laden Executed

Published by calhoun on May 2nd, 2011 - in News, Politics

Osamba Bin Laden Wanted Poster marked as DeceasedThe United States justice system believes in the concept of Due process, except when it comes to their political enemies it seems. On Sunday, US Special forces engaged the stronghold of al queada leader Osama Bin Laden.

Officials have indicated that he received a gunshot directly to the head, rendering him dead in a significantly mafia style execution. President Obama has revealed that “no Americans were harmed” in the operation. It has also been revealed that he has been buried at sea in order to prevent his burial tomb becoming a shrine of martyrdom or perhaps to prevent any further coroner investigating to find an unlawful death. The burial occurred in accordance with Islamic believes for burial within 24 hours of death leaving a lot of suspicion open to the conduct of the United States Special Forces which conducted the operation.

A woman who was used as a shield was apparently killed in the incident as well, leaving the United States open to the possibility that their forces have acted against international law. The attack was conducted in a rapid motion with a mere 40 minutes from engagement to Osama Bin Laden being shot dead in the head. This sounds suspiciously like a revenge strike rather than a professional military strike intent on brining a terrorist to face his justice. Former president George W Bush has announced that the result is a “momentous achievement” [which he could not achieve].

Despite the likelyhood that the US conducted itsself in an unlawful way , a definate mood of celebration can be felt in the air. No one is sad about the miss justice carried out, in fact it seems quite the oppisite. The Stock market has gained a huge boast in response to the annoucement of the death. The US, Japanese, and European Stock exchanges have all seen a huge boast. The Dollar has rebounded from a three year low and the Japanese seen an average of 10,000 jump.

Experts believe this may be a short term thing however, as the United States has put all its world wide embassies on alert in fear of retaliatory attacks in response to the death.

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BBC News
The Guardian

Iran Detains Britons and plays the Terror Card

Published by calhoun on November 4th, 2010 - in News, Politics

David Pope Iraq cartoon InkspotFor a country that is well known for defying International Communities particularly on issues of security and nuclear power, for Iran to turn around and suddenly say they are working to prevent Terrorism is highly suspicious at best. That however is exactly what Iran seems to be trying to convince the world of.

Four British people have been arrested and charged with terrorism in Tehran, the intelligence minister has announced today that the four were arrested in the city of Marivan where the quartet have been alleged to have conducted five assassinations on behalf of the kurdish political group Komalah over the space of two years.

According to their intelligence minister, Britain has been conducting espionage against them – is that really a big surprise? We are a part of the UN Security council which they are constantly violating decisions of. It only draws to the conclusion that they should expect to be watched by the security council. The claims that our intelligence services would sponsor and fund terrorist activity is outrageous. This clearly is a man who is out of touch with reality much like the rest of the government he represents.

They fail to release details of when they were actually arrested.The Foreign and Commonwealth office released a statement reminding people about the credibility of the Iranian government attributing this to yet another in a long list of anti UK propaganda by the Iranian Government. Iran needs to wake up and join the civilized world and whilst its there it might want to stop rigging elections.

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Xinhuanet.com
BBC News

1 in 200 arrests under Anti Terror Laws had no Terrorism element laws deemed worthless

Published by calhoun on October 28th, 2010 - in News, Politics

Counter Terrorism SquadThe Terrorism Act, Section 44 gave police powers to stop and search in the name of anti-terrorism. The extent of these searches has came to light as fruitless in a review by the new home secretary. Just 1 in every 200 stops lead to an arrest, and of these, none were arrests due to terrorism related offenses it may be possession of drugs or offenses like that they were taken into custody for.

It goes to show that violating civil liberties really doesn’t achieve much useful goals. The numbers work out at a successful arrest rate of 0.5% against 10% for stop and search conducted not using Terrorism as an excuse. Liberal Democrat peer Lord Ken MacDonald is conducting a review into the counter terrorism policy which should hopefully see some sanity come to the UK’s anti terror laws at last. The official review is expected to be published in the near future, and co-incides nicely with criticism of airport security just this week.

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Associated Press

Airport: For security reasons please remove your pants.

Published by calhoun on October 27th, 2010 - in News, Politics, Technology

Family GuySecurity measures at airports to prevent terrorism against planes has long been criticized as being over kill. Introduction of shoe x-ray process, extra effort taken to check laptops, restriction of what may be taken on board it all serves as a waste of time.

With a toilet sized container of flamable liquid onboard it is likely to take down the plane anyway. So it should really come as no surprise that the chairman of British Airways has gotten a little bit annoyed by checks.

The illusion of security is not being enforced by ridiculous “security” checks. He accuses the airport industry of doing what big brother (America) tells us to do regardless of weather or not it is a useful policy. Demanding that we should run our own country and airports the way we want seems a very sensible policy. The fact that in the United States the Americans do not even do many of the security checks they demand that we do should be a reminder that we are our own nation. We should stand up to the neighbourhood bully.

Many of the new checks are a direct result of someone plotting or thinking of using them to commit acts of terror. Which raises the question given a Nigerian man plotted to detonate a device hidden in his pants last year, when will the Americans insist that people on board flights are pant-less – surely that would help with security? Or maybe not.

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The Telegraph

Burn the Quran Day

Published by calhoun on September 8th, 2010 - in News, Politics

Rev. Terry JoneArmed with a suspicious mustache and a 0.40calibre Gun , Rev. Terry Jone is not exactly paining a particularity graceful picture for the Evangelical Church. Facing mounting pressure from Military, Political and Religious leaders to stop his plans he fears for his personal safety (hence the gun).  To no surprise, he has received Death Threats (Well, it is America after all!)

He wants to have 9-11 a day to remember as an International Burn a Koran Day. Gen. David Petraeus took a rare step of forming an opinion on domestic affairs something which Military leaders do not normally do – it is beyond the scope of their job. Quite rightly, he suspects that if it were to go ahead, Islamic extremists are likely to use the images of Americans burning a Holy Book to infuriate Islamic people in general.

The cycle of hatred between Islam and the Christians so long as idiots do not respect each other. The Christians killed the Islams and take their land, so the Islams kill the Christians and take back the land, for centuries when will it ever end? In a time where international politics is strained just by the mention of a Holy book it is dishonorable to try tactics like  this. Even worse to do it on 9-11 a day where hatred is already going to be high.

The major of Gainsville whom was also a target of Jones campaign of terror for being openly gay has declared that 9-11 shall be a day of Inter-faith Solidarity. This is a more logical approach to religious quarrels get the people to understand each other , see that there is more than one point of view in the world perhaps with time people will work together in co-operation.
Of course, as usual, the Muslims are having the exact wrong response to this kind of activity. Mohammad Mukhtar has called upon fellow Islamic Extremists to react by killing Americans wherever they be.

“The Quran, according to Jones, is “evil” because it espouses something other than biblical truth and incites radical, violent behavior among Muslims.”

Surely if the Quran is preaching radical non biblical truth then the Bible he so loves should be considered equal to that.

The God of the Bible also allows slavery, including selling your own daughter as a sex slave (Exodus 21:1-11), child abuse (Judges 11:29-40 and Isaiah 13:16), and bashing babies against rocks (Hosea 13:16 & Psalms 137:9).

Now is the time to arrest and prevent this injustice before the cycle of violence gets worse than it already is.
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The Associated Press
Evilbible.com

Skeletal Scaner security ID

Published by calhoun on September 1st, 2010 - in News, Technology

X Ray Scanner X-Ray scanners at airports could soon be a thing of the past. The new system would look at the skeleton and be able to accurately identify people based on that. At as much as 50 meters away from the scanner also. In an ideal world, this  could make getting through airport security much quicker. As you enter the building, you would be cleared for access through the security gates.

There is some problems with this approach however. Data Security, our government has certainly shown it cannot be trusted with personal information so can we really trust them with a database of people’s skeletons? It could even be said that this would be an invasion of privacy. The system would identify in depth bone issues such as broken bones and fractures, thickness of the bone.

The other issue that is likely to prevent this  kind of system replacing XRay at airport is the fact that the information must already be on record in order to establish if a person is trustworthy of airport access. Conducting a worldwide database of full body scans will be near on impossible. It would be like the DNA Database kept by the police which has aroused many concerns in the past.

Well, I am going to go and buy some shares in the Tin Foil industry.

References
The Register

Australian School of Terrorism Opens

Published by calhoun on August 26th, 2010 - in News, Politics

Terrorist SchoolWho would have thought it, terrorism planning comes to schools in Australia. In Western Australia a year 10 class was given an assignment to plan an Act of Terrorism.

To no surprise, this has caused an outcry of rage towards the teacher whom assigned the class this project. The principal of the school withdrew the assignment as soon as he had heard of it. In this age how can any teacher think it is acceptable to ask a class , or anyone for that matter, to plan an act of terror?

One survivor of the Bali bombings in 2002 stated: “It’s something they would probably do in some radical school in Indonesia. For it to be done in the state education system is mind-blowing,”

One of the students who lost her mother in the Bali bombings had written to the teacher refusing to conduct the assignment. The insensitive work suggested by the course is to be formally investigated by state education investigators. They do however on initial review believe the school conducted itself in an appropriate way: removing the assignment and counseling the teacher on t he inappropriate and unprofessional nature of the work.

To add to the controversial coursework, Australian police have indicated that the teacher has put the students at risk of a 10 year jail term for activities relating to terrorism. The teacher should however be investigated by authorities as she was the cause the students were in good faith conducting what they presumably believed to be a legal coursework, albeit dubious.

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KaTu
Newser
Slashdot

Ministers, Priests and Terrorist coverups

Published by calhoun on August 24th, 2010 - in News

In 1972 in  the village of Claudy, Ireland,  there were a number of IRA Terrorist attacks. Ireland has its share of problems with terrorism but who would have thought that that would go so far as to have a conspiracy involving the Government , Police and even a collaboration with the Catholic church which we always suspect of being behind activities of a dubious nature.

In the incidents no one was ever charged, however an official investigation has revealed that a Priest may have had a significant impact on the bombings. In addition to his role of preaching to the good catholics, being a good catholic  himself he also ran a side operation of recruitment for the terrorism industry.

He is reportedly the Director of Operations for the IRA in South Derry.

In a suspicious twist of justice, senior police officers prevented him from being questioned over the allegations. Government ministers equally seem to have been involved in this. Fearing that an arrest of a man in his position(I’m not sure if we’re meaning his directorship or Priesthoodship) could destabilize the country and send it deeper into civil unrest our a full scale civil war.

The Assistant Chief Constable wrote to the Northen Ireland Office stating: ““what action, if any, could be taken to render harmless a dangerous priest, Father Chesney”” and that it should be brought up with more senior members of the church. In response a meeting by the secretary of state and Cardinal Conway the head of the Church in Northern Ireland was held. The Cardinal revealed: “The cardinal said that he knew that the priest was a very bad man and would see what could be done. The cardinal mentioned the possibility of transferring him to Donegal.

Not  that it really makes a difference now, all significant figures that were involved in the tripple conspiricy and perversion of justice are all dead. They say it was by means of natural causes.

References
The Gaurdian

Plans to blow up Torries announced

Published by calhoun on August 22nd, 2010 - in News, Politics

IRA Explosion Brighton Hotel In 1984 at a Conservative party conference in Brighton, 5 were killed as a result of an IRA attack which saw an explosive device detonated at the hotel where the party were staying. Now the conservatives are back in power and the explosions are set to return.

Counter Terrorism and security expert Patrick Mercer has been informed by army intelligence and former senior police officers of the threat. It is his believe that the threat should be taken seriously of course, any threat of an terrorist attack on a government conference surely should be taken seriously?

The republican terrorist group behind the threat have plans to built up their activity base perhaps to get practice in blowing things up prior to the big day. However experts doubt they have the capability although they undoubtedly have the will to do it.

The party may have been behind an explosion recently that had no warning in Lurgan, County Armagh. They are in support of the Continuity IRA. It is also said that they are prepared to use any excuse to attack police and riot including the excuse of “its good fun”. A rather disturbing development.

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Metro
BBC

UK Ministers summoned to US Senate committe to answer charges

Published by calhoun on July 24th, 2010 - in Politics

The US Senators have in essence been trying to summon a duly democratically elected member of both the Scottish Parliament, and the Westminster Parliament to face charges of: Releaseing a Prisoner from a UK jail whom was found guilty in a UK Court, and banished from the UK by a UK Justice Minister. In what world does the United States think it has that level of authority over anyone? We are a democracy, we will not change from that. Justly so, each of the summoned ministers have rejected the plea of the United States.

A US senator has asked the Scottish government to reconsider its decision not to send officials to a hearing into the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

The United States is not politely requesting if a Member of the Scottish Goverment would kindly attend, they are asking that the Member of the Scottish Goverment be Sent Across the atlantic! It is outrageous, country to what they belive the United States border ends somewhere outside of washington Not mainland europe!

They have no authority here to Demand anything we have a legitimate goverment democratically elected.

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BBC News

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