DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 13, 2016
The oversights of US law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies recur each time Islamists terrorists strike. The Ramadan 2016 attack in Orlando showed that no lessons had been learned from the lapses that led to 9/11.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016
The FBI did not need to challenge Apple for a back door to the iPhones of the San Bernadino terrorists. The NSA taps into all communications providers and stores their secrets at its Maryland headquarters.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 4, 2015
Step by step, US federal agencies are being forced to admit that Wednesday, Dec. 2, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik perpetrated the first Islamic State terror attack in America. They shot 14 people dead and injured 21 at the San Bernardino social center in California, before dying themselves in a shootout with the police. Friday, Dec. 4, the FBI confirmed that the attack was being investigated as “an act of terrorism” and revealed Farook was in touch with a “known terrorist contact." He must therefore have been on a watch list. So why was the attack not caught in time?
DEBKAfile Special Report December 3, 2015
The FBI suspects that the multiple shooting at the San Bernadino social center Wednesday night, which claimed at least 14 lives and injured 17, was an act of international terror and has not ruled out Islamist radicals. ISIS’s global impact spread dramatically that day with menaces to Russia, the first British air strike in Syria, and the Israel’s large-scale counter-ISIS exercise – the first to be carried out by any army.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2015
DarkNet is the hidden bottom floor of the legal, public worldwide web. Extensively used by sophisticated criminal organizations and spooks, it conducts a lively trade in stolen official data, false identities, fake credit cards, firearms and ammo, human traffic and biological and chemical weapons. Also found there are hard porno, materials for pedophiles and snuff videos.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 9, 2014
Dozens of international intelligence and counter-terrorism agencies worldwide are seeking the identifies of two passengers with stolen passports aboard the Malaysian airliner which vanished Saturday, March 8, without a trace, with 239 people aboard. Interpol sharply reprimanded Kuala Lumpur security for failing to check its lists of stolen and lost passports against passengers’ documents. The FBI has found no signs of an explosion in the vicinity of the lost airliner. The cause of the crash remains baffling.
DEBKAfile Video April 24, 2013
Tamerlan Tsarnaev established links with al Qaeda’s Caucasian networks for terrorist attacks in America, starting with the Boston bombings. In 2011, Russian intelligence notified the FBI that he was on their watch list and it remains the most promising source of further intelligence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 20, 2013
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev won the dubious distinction of being the first terrorist operatives to import al Qaeda terror to the United States through a route outside the Middle East – the Caucasus. debkafile: The pair were double agents, hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate the Wahhabi jihadist networks which spread across the Russian Caucasian, with the help of certain Saudi financial institutions. Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission and went over secretly to the radical Islamist networks.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 20, 2013
After a day of lockdown, Bostonians came out cheering when their mayor shouted “We got him!” A massive police operation in Boston ended Friday night with the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, suspected with his brother of the twin bombing Monday, April 15, at the Boston Marathon, which left three dead and 180 injured and the death of a police in a shootout out at MIT Friday. He was finally hunted down hiding in a boat at a Watertown address and captured injured but conscious and able to answer questions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 16, 2013
FBI Special Agent Richard Deslauriers told reporters Tuesday, April 16, that the probe had no leads 18 hours after two explosions blew up at the annual Boston Marathon’s finishing line, killing three people and injuring 176 – 17 critically. debkafile discloses that suspicion has fallen on a terror cell of three Saudi nationals, very possibly tied to Al Qaeda in Arabia, who shared an apartment outside Boston. Two are in police hands – one of them with badly burned hands in hospital – a third is on the run.
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