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June 14, 2013

basicallypantsless says: in response to your post on the double standard of intelligence sharing: we knew they were terrorists. they BOMBED a city. not everyone in this country is a terrorist, however, and should be treated as such. innocent until proven guilty. sorry i am using this method of commenting. i'm new haha

» SFB says: Not disagreeing—just pointing out what John McCain said about intelligence sharing, because he’s one of the guys deciding this thing for the rest of us. — Ernie @ SFB

16:52 // 10 months ago
June 11, 2013
11:31 // 10 months ago
May 1, 2012
Based on this above article, you might expect the threat from al-Qaeda is basically gone, right? Well, perhaps you should read these other articles first. As we pointed out in our analysis on Sunday, media outlets left and right are saying al-Qaeda’s threat is basically gone a year after Osama bin Laden’s death. Or it isn’t. 

Based on this above article, you might expect the threat from al-Qaeda is basically gone, right? Well, perhaps you should read these other articles first. As we pointed out in our analysis on Sunday, media outlets left and right are saying al-Qaeda’s threat is basically gone a year after Osama bin Laden’s death. Or it isn’t. 

10:00 // 1 year ago
January 21, 2012

Nigerian Islamic sect claims responsibility for coordinated attacks

  • 143 people killed in Nigerian sectarian violence Friday source

» Increasingly sophisticated attacks: The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram, whose name stands for ”Western education is sacrilege” in the local Hausa language, has been responsible for at least 510 deaths last year and 219 killings this year alone. The latest attack, in the city of Kano, showed increasing sophistication as it targeted major governmental building in the city. While both Muslims and Christians were killed or injured in the attack, Boko Haram intends to target Christians living in the Muslim-leaning northern region of the country.

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14:20 // 2 years ago
December 25, 2011

Nigerian churches bombed by terror group during Christmas services

  • 25+ killed in Christmas Day bombings in Nigeria source

» Christmas masses targeted: Nigerian terror sect Boko Haram (a strict Muslim group) has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which hit five targets, three of which appeared to be Christian churches holding Christmas services. “I just ran out. Now I don’t even know where my children or my wife are,” said Timothy Onyekwere, who was at one of the churches. “I don’t know how many were killed but there were many dead.”

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11:12 // 2 years ago
November 5, 2011

Nigeria: Terror group runs roughshod over Nigerian government

  • 67+ killed after bombings in northern Nigeria source

» A terror group takes responsibility: A terror group known locally as Boko Haram seems to be taking advantage of the weakness of the country’s central government in Northeastern Nigeria, planning attacks to escalate sectarian violence and going after government buildings and police stations in the process. “There’s that fear that something might possibly happen again,” said Nigerian Red Cross official Ibrahim Bulama. The group has threatened to continue its attacks “until until security forces stop their excesses on our members and vulnerable civilians.”

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15:21 // 2 years ago
January 30, 2011

From a reblog: An interesting follow-up to our last post

nathanonline:

My grandfather told me about this. He was disgusted by its absence in the media, too. He said that there was a funeral occurring at the mosque and the man was only caught because the bartender at the bar where Stockham was drinking called the police to report his plan. They were able to catch him preemptively because of that call from the bartender who took Stockham’s threats seriously. At least, that’s what my grandfather told me.

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20:40 // 3 years ago
January 25, 2011
The battle against terrorism is clearly not among Putin’s priorities, unless, of course, we discount his daily demagoguery on the subject.
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov • Getting in a major burn on Vladimir Putin in the wake of yesterday’s deadly blast at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. It’s just one of many deadly terror attacks in the country in the last fifteen years, leading to claims like Nemtsov’s, where he takes Putin to task for not taking the work of terrorism quite seriously enough. And he’s not alone – many in the Russian blogosphere feel the same way, that the country is ineffective at actually preventing tragedies like yesterday’s. Are they right? source (viafollow)
10:51 // 3 years ago
October 29, 2010

Freakout Friday: YES. THERE WERE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES. YIKES.

  • yes The packages involved on two flights from Yemen to the U.S. contained explosives.
  • yes The packages in question were addressed to religious locations – including a synagogue.
  • no The device shown here – intercepted in London – was in fact not an explosive device. source
16:54 // 3 years ago