Archive for the ‘security’ category

Iran Preparing to Down Civilian Passenger Planes if its Nuclear Program Attacked

2 July, 2012

Nothing like trying to fight a gentlemen’s war with an enemy who still uses rocks to wipe his butt with:

Source: Iran preparing to down American passenger planes
By Reza Kahlili – DailyCaller

A source who served in Iranian intelligence says the Iranian regime is preparing to down Western airliners in case of an attack on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has been preparing for war for some time as the Islamic regime closes in on developing nuclear weapons, says a source who served in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence and has recently defected to a country in Europe.

The source said the regime has taken several measures should war erupt:

  • Thirty-two command and control centers have been formed around the country so that the Guards and the Basij can act independently in battle. In case of a breakdown of communication with the central government, their orders are to suppress any uprising from within and confront any potential enemy.
  • All political prisoners and all activists within the country are to be slaughtered, as are those Iranian opponents outside the country, to ensure no viable opposition will remain to guide an uprising to overthrow of the regime.
  • Thousands of cells have been established in collaboration with Hezbollah to conduct terrorist acts against Israel, America and the West. One specific preparation, as discussed by the Guard commanders, is to target America’s civilian airliners in order to cause terror in the West.

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The source [also] said that Iran is close to obtaining a nuclear bomb, which regime leaders believe will make them invincible. The source and others disenchanted with the regime also wonder why the West is vacillating and allowing Iran to pursue its destructive goals.

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UK Arrests Muzzy Boaters in Suspected Plot to Disrupt Olympics

29 June, 2012

I get a kick out of how the journalists attempt to distance the Muzzy jihadists from Islam by making sure we all know that these two are “converts” to Islam.  Would they be so apologetic if Christian converts were to blame?

London 2012 Olympics: Muslim converts held over ‘Games plot’
Two Muslim converts have been arrested in East London on suspicion of plotting an attack against the London 2012 Olympic Games canoeing venue.
By Duncan Gardham and Andrew Hough – Telegraph.uk

Sources told The Daily Telegraph that the arrests were based on a tip-off after men were seen behaving suspiciously close to the venue in Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire on Monday.

Hertfordshire police officers began combing the banks after three men were seen in a dinghy on the River Lea.

The two men, aged 18 and 32, were arrested at separate residential addresses in east London, by officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command, at 7am on Thursday.

They were detained under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism and held at a central London police station. Officers were last night searching two addresses in East London.

A friend of the arrested men named the 18-year-old as Jamal ud-Din and said the older man was someone he knew only as “Zakariya.”

Hmm…  A quick internet search of “Jamal Uddin” led me to this photo from the DailyMail.uk:

Gee, notice any resemblance?  Yup, that’s right, Jamaal is a busy, busy, little activist Muzzy.

(Too bad Allah forgot to ban explosives) 

Mizanur Rahman, 29, said the arrests “might have had something to do with the fact that they recently went canoeing” on the River Lea, a branch of which runs through the Olympic site in east London.

“It’s just people trying to get into the Olympic spirit,” he told the Associated Press but added he believed the authorities would try “painting it as jihad training.”

[Insert yer jokes here…]

Residents living in the Hazlemere marina, near the Olympic canoeing venue, reported a significant police operation, involving up to 30 officers, had been launched after several men were seen behaving suspiciously in a dinghy on Monday night.

It took detectives another two days before dawn raids were carried out in East London.

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Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas

2 January, 2012


I own no firearms (at least the registered variety) those things are dangerous. I stopped that nonsense years ago. Every weapon that could ever be traced back to me by old paper records has been sold, traded or given away. I own zero firearms, if you do not believe me then check the records, let the guvment find out where they went. Did I mention that I recently picked up a sweet little firearm like object capable of sending projectiles at high velocity? You have to love Christmas.

Now I am not advocating any of you to break any laws. I will simply remind you all that the biggest threat to your firearms might not be a sixteen year old thief crawling in your back window. If that is really what you are afraid of then by all means register one firearm just to be on the safe side should you feel the need to shoot a crack addicted teenager crawling through your window. Some of us have additional concerns past the punk kid.

By Nick Allen, Jan 3, year zero, the Telegraph
According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December. Nearly 500,000 of those were in the six days before Christmas.
-God bless all law abiding Americans.

It was the highest number ever in a single month, surpassing the previous record set in November.

On Dec 23 alone there were 102,222 background checks, making it the second busiest single day for buying guns in history.
-I feel liberals sweating

The actual number of guns bought may have been even higher if individual customers took home more than one each.
-Not likely, guns are expensive. Most bought only one.

Explanations for America’s surge in gun buying include that it is a response to the stalled economy with people fearing crime waves. Another theory is that buyers are rushing to gun shops because they believe tighter firearms laws will be introduced in the future.
-That would be my biggest concern if I owned any.

The National Rifle Association said people were concerned about self defence because police officer numbers were declining.
-I asked a few of my friends in the LEO community what they would do if ordered to seize weapons and all to a person said “quit” now do you feel safe? (more…)

TSA Creator Says the Whole Thing is a Complete Fiasco – Now Supports Dismantling TSA and Privatizing Airport Security

12 September, 2011

Hey, who am I to argue?:

TSA Creator Says Dismantle, Privatize the Agency
by  Audrey Hudson
09/12/2011Human Events

They’ve been accused of rampant thievery, spending billions of dollars like drunken sailors, groping children and little old ladies, and making everyone take off their shoes.

But the real job of the tens of thousands of screeners at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to protect Americans from a terrorist attack.

Yet a decade after the TSA was created following the September 11 attacks, the author of the legislation that established the massive agency grades its performance at “D-.”

“The whole program has been hijacked by bureaucrats,” said Rep. John Mica (R. -Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

“It mushroomed into an army,” Mica said.  “It’s gone from a couple-billion-dollar enterprise to close to $9 billion.”

As for keeping the American public safe, Mica says, “They’ve failed to actually detect any threat in 10 years.”

“Everything they have done has been reactive.  They take shoes off because of [shoe-bomber] Richard Reid, passengers are patted down because of the diaper bomber, and you can’t pack liquids because the British uncovered a plot using liquids,” Mica said.

“It’s an agency that is always one step out of step,” Mica said.

It cost $1 billion just to train workers, which now number more than 62,000, and “they actually trained more workers than they have on the job,” Mica said.

“The whole thing is a complete fiasco,” Mica said.

In a wide-ranging interview with HUMAN EVENTS just days before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Mica said screeners should be privatized and the agency dismantled.

Instead, the agency should number no more than 5,000, and carry out his original intent, which was to monitor terrorist threats and collect intelligence.

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Chinese Military Show Accidentally Reveals Previously Denied Hacking Endeavors

22 August, 2011

Huang Xueping, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Defense, said back in February 2010:

“Linking Internet hacking activities to the Chinese government and military is totally unfounded and utterly irresponsible […] This is stirring up a fuss for ulterior motives.”

Hm…  Seems Xueping has a “rot of  ezprain’n” to do:

EXPOSED: A picture of the hacking software shown during the Chinese military program. The large writing at the top says "Select Attack Target." The IP Addres was selected from a drop-down list of Falun Gong websites, while the button on the left says "Attack."

Slip-Up in Chinese Military TV Show Reveals More Than Intended
Piece shows cyber warfare against US entities
By Matthew Robertson & Helena Zhu
Epoch Times 

A standard, even boring, piece of Chinese military propaganda screened in mid-July included what must have been an unintended but nevertheless damaging revelation: shots from a computer screen showing a Chinese military university is engaged in cyberwarfare against entities in the United States.

The documentary itself was otherwise meant as praise to the wisdom and judgment of Chinese military strategists, and a typical condemnation of the United States as an implacable aggressor in the cyber-realm. But the fleeting shots of an apparent China-based cyber-attack somehow made their way into the final cut.

The screenshots appear as B-roll footage in the documentary for six seconds—between 11:04 and 11:10 minutes [0:38 to 0:44 on the Youtube video]—showing custom-built Chinese software apparently launching a cyber-attack against the main website of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, by using a compromised IP address belonging to a United States university. As of Aug. 22 at 1:30pm EDT, in addition to Youtube, the whole documentary is available on the CCTV website.

The screenshots show the name of the software and the Chinese university that built it, the Electrical Engineering University of China’s People’s Liberation Army—direct evidence that the PLA is involved in coding cyber-attack software directed against a Chinese dissident group.

The software window says “Choose Attack Target.” The computer operator selects an IP address from a list—it happens to be 138.26.72.17—and then selects a target. Encoded in the software are the words “Falun Gong website list,” showing that attacking Falun Gong websites was built into the software.

A drop-down list of dozens of Falun Gong websites appears. The computer operator chooses Minghui.org, the main website of the Falun Gong spiritual practice.

The IP address 138.26.72.17 belongs to the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB), according to an online trace.

The shots then show a big “Attack” button on the bottom left being pushed, before the camera cuts away.

“The CCP has leaked its top secret here,” says Jason Ma, a commentator for New Tang Dynasty Television. “This is the first time we see clearly that one of the top Chinese military universities is doing this research and developing software for cyber-attacks. There’s solid proof of it in this video,” he said.

The Chinese Communist Party has consistently denied that it is involved in cyber-attacks, but experts have long suspected that the Chinese military engages in them.

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Janet Napolitano: Using Common Sense and Concentrating Terrorist Screening Efforts on Muslim Men Under 35 Is Not Good Logic

9 June, 2011

Yeah…  In Nappylatino’s lezbo mind, it’s not good logic because then TSA agents wouldn’t get to feel up all those little girls’ crotches:

Two Christians Arrested Over Terror Plot in NY…Err…Scratch That…

12 May, 2011

With names like Mohammad and Ahmed, I’m going to go out on a limb here and posit that they are followers of the agathokakological Allah and his pestiferous prophet:

Two men arrested over alleged terror plot in New York

May 12, 2011 – NYPost

Two men arrested in relation to an alleged terror plot in New York City were of Moroccan and Algerian descent, FOX News reported Thursday.

Moroccan Mohammad Mamdouh and Algerian Ahmed Serhani were arrested late Wednesday and were expected to be charged under the state’s terrorism laws. Both were American citizens.

In an unusual move, Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance’s office decided to prosecute after the FBI declined to get involved, sources told The Post.

Serhani was a drugs dealer, FOX News reported, with a source saying he was allegedly trying to sell narcotics to finance the purchase of a weapon for a possible attack on a synagogue. However, the pair had not actually purchased any weapons at the time of their arrests.

The men were expected to be arraigned Thursday and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was scheduled to address the media at an afternoon news conference, The New York Times reported.

The plot was not in retaliation for the killing of Usama bin Laden, a source said, since it had been planned before his death.

Officials did not disclose what had led to the arrests.


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