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Suicide Bombers Video Released

Posted in Crime, news, Politics, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/09/2010 by securityscene

A suicide bomber who killed ten at a US base in Afghanistan said he was carrying out the attack in retaliation for the death of Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban leader who was killed by an unmanned US drone.

The video was released by Al Jazeera on 9th January 2010. It shows the suicide bomber, Hammam Khalil al-Balawi, 32, as he describes that his attack would target US and Jordanian intelligence agents.

Al-Balawi was a Jordanian doctor and a ‘double agent’ who was still loyal to Islamic extremists, he had been recruited by Jordanian intelligence agents and the CIA, being used by both to inform on al-Qaeda and Mujahideen activities.

“This is a message to the enemies of the Umma [nation], to the Jordanian intelligence and the CIA” al-Balawi said on in the video.

“We say that we will never forget the blood of our Emir Baitullah Mehsud, God’s mercy on him.

“To retaliate for his death in the United States and outside the United States will remain an obligation on all emigrants who were harboured by Baitullah Mehsud.”

Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, was killed by a US drone which fired a missile at his house; he was blamed for many suicide bombings and other attacks in the country.

Al-Balawi is said to have been brought over the Pakistani border to the base in eastern Afghanistan, Forward Operating Base Chapman near the city of Khost, after he told the CIA he had information for them, details on the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda second in command.

Details earlier came to light that in September 2009, Hammam Khalil al-Balawi had made a posting on a website run by al-Qaeda. He wrote “If [a Muslim] dies in the cause of Allah, he will grant his words glory that will be permanent marks on the path to guide to jihad, with permission from Allah.

“If love of jihad enters a man’s heart, it will not leave him even if he wants to do so. Indeed, what he sees of luxurious palaces will remind him of positions of the martyrs in the higher heaven.”

He had managed to allay the agencies fears over this statement by telling officers that his postings saying he wanted to be a martyr were all part of his cover.

The suicide bomber is said to have detonated explosives that he had attached to his body while he was standing just outside of the heavily fortified base. Ten people including the bomber were killed in the explosion, this included seven people employed or affiliated with the CIA, including the chief of the base.

Some of those killed were approaching the bomber to perform a search of his person and were standing around 50 feet from the blast site.

The attack was one of the worst against the US intelligence community and certainly the biggest loss of life to CIA staff in more than 25 years.

The Base Chapman attacks and the video just released show that a threat from the inside is a real problem; it also shows strong links between the Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda. The Times newspaper had reported that the bombing has also heightened tensions between the US and Pakistan, because it showed that they had not acted strongly enough in stopping the Haqqani network. The Haqqani network run by Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son, Sirajuddin Haqqani, were part of the targets of the drone attack that al-Balawi said he was acting in retaliation of.

Members of the Haqqani Network have cooperated with Pakistani Taliban, a former commander of the group said, “At times they send suicide attackers to our area, and we give them shelter and find targets for them”. The network has carried out many attacks in the area of the CIA base.

It is thought that the suicide bomber al-Balawi was working within the Haqqani Network and that they instructed him to proceed with the bombing.

US To Undertake Major Terrorism Readiness Exercise

Posted in Crime, news, Politics, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/25/2009 by securityscene

US Law enforcement and intelligence agencies as well as those around the World are preparing to go on high alert as part of a massive terrorism prevention exercise.

Set to start on Monday, 27th July 2009, the exercise will involve security officials at all levels of the US as well as agencies in Britain, Mexico, Canada and Australia, including federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector officials throughout the United States.

On Monday the US and four other countries will spring in to action, against a fictional terrorist attack somewhere outside of the United States. The plan is then for intelligence to point to a US based follow-up attack, forcing agencies inside of the country to test their coordination, intelligence and terror prevention skills.

The National Level Exercise 2009 or NLE 09, is the first of it’s kind in the US. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said (this) “will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery,”.

“Coordinating with our partners across the United States and around the world is critical to protecting the nation from terrorists attacks,” said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

“The National Level Exercise allows us to test our capabilities in real-time to refine and strengthen our strategies for preventing terrorist attacks.”

The National Level Exercise is said to last for five days, will test a number of scenarios including intelligence sharing, counter-terrorism investigation, border security, infrastructure protection, security alerts and international coordination, FEMA said.

“Lessons learned from the exercise will provide valuable insights to guide future planning for securing the nation against terrorist attacks, disasters, and other emergencies,” the emergency response agency said.

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Were Terrorists On Air France Flight AF447? Maybe

Posted in terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/10/2009 by securityscene

It has emerged today that two passengers of the ill-fated Air France flight AF447 have names linked to Islamic terrorism. The flight that vanished after it’s take off from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, France on the 1st June 2009 is gradually being recovered from the sea and more answers being answered as to what actually happened.

While initial thoughts are that there may have been problems with faulty instruments on the aircraft, officials have said that they are yet to rule out the possibility of this being an act of terrorism.

Just 4 days before the doomed flight a bomb threat was called in to Air France in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They were told that there was a bomb on a flight from Buenos Aires to Paris. After a 90 minute search of the plane authorities yielded no explosive material.

Now with the emergence of these two names said to be included on a DSGE (Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieur), the French equivalent of MI6, classified document listing names of radical Muslims it seems that an act of terror could have brought down flight AF447.

A source from the French security services has reportedly told a French newspaper that this discovery is “highly significant”.

While the answers are still coming in we can only surmise what happened to the plane, but it seems that with the earlier bomb threat and two suspected Muslim terrorists on the flight it is looking more likely to be a deliberate attack.

So far just 41 bodies have been recovered from the sea, DNA matching is underway to identify the remains and further assistance in the area comes from a French nuclear submarine which will be better equipped to help find the all important black boxes.

We will bring more details as the story unfolds.

Debris recovered from the sea of flight AF447

Sham Colleges Opened Door To Terror Suspects

Posted in Crime, terrorism with tags , , , , , , on 05/21/2009 by securityscene

Thousands of Pakistanis have been exploiting a hole in Britain’s immigration defenses to enroll as students at a network of sham colleges.

The colleges were opened by fraudsters who over the last few years have earned millions from the scam which has allowed hundreds of men from a region of Pakistan that is known to be the militant heartland of al-Qaeda and Pakistani Taliban.

Among those hundreds registered at the colleges, based throughout the country including Manchester, London, Liverpool and Bradford, were eight of the terror suspects arrested last month in terror raids in Manchester and Liverpool.  The suspects were registered at a college with just three small classrooms and three teachers for the 1,797 students on its books.

The eight men arrested last month were enrolled over an 11-month period at Manchester College of Professional Studies; two legitimate Liverpool Universities said last night that they had given places to four of the men based on diplomas received from the bogus colleges.

An investigation by The Times found that the colleges, run by three young Pakistani’s including weathtly Mir Ahmad, charged at least £1000 for admission places and fake diplomas as well as £2500 for dalse attendance records, diplomas and degrees which were used to extend the students stay in the UK.

This massive fraud has fuelled a surge in student arrivals from Pakistan, which the Prime Minister has identified as the birthplace of two thirds of terrorist plots in the UK.

Former Guantanamo Bay Guard Speaks Out

Posted in terrorism with tags , , , , , on 05/20/2009 by securityscene

A former guard from the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay has spoken out for the first time about his experiences at the controversial base.

Former soldier and now campaigner against the base Chris Arendt told The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that what he saw amounted to “torture” and that in his opinion some of the guards he worked with were so violent to prisoners that they could be called “psychotic”

View the video here and let us know your opinion with us.