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 // 8 months ago
U.S. intelligence operatives covertly sabotaged a prominent al-Qaeda online magazine last month in an apparent attempt to sow confusion among the group’s followers, according to officials.
The operation succeeded, at least temporarily, in thwarting publication of the latest issue of Inspire, the English-language magazine distributed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. When it appeared online, the text on the second page was garbled and the following 20 pages were blank. The sabotaged version was quickly removed from the online forum that hosted it, according to independent analysts who track jihadi Web sites.
Considering all the intelligence news out there, interesting time for this scoop to be coming out. Worth noting that Inspire Magazine is suspected to be the source that taught the Boston bombing suspects how to create the pressure cooker devices they used.
11:31 // 9 months ago
The three men have been arrested, according to London police, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. Two of the men, 24 and 28 years old, were apprehended at a southeast London residence, while the other, a 21-year-old, was arrested out on the street. Police have also confirmed four other search warrants are being served in southeast London, in connection to the Rigby investigation.
19:55 // 9 months ago
A man has been killed in a machete attack and his two assailants shot by police in Woolwich, south-east London.
The government is reported to be treating the assault as a suspected terrorist incident and the prime minister said it was “truly shocking”.
Home Secretary Theresa May has summoned a meeting of the government’s emergency response committee Cobra.
Both suspects in the attack have been apprehended, and are being treated at separate London hospitals for their injuries. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the unidentified victim.
15:26 // 9 months ago
The White House on Wednesday released almost 100 pages of internal emails regarding the talking points that Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used on Sunday shows following the deadly Benghazi, Libya attack on September 11, 2012.
You can read ‘em here. Meanwhile, the President is going to give a statement on the IRS scandal in 20 minutes.
17:50 // 9 months ago