152 articles tagged "Terror"
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Obama has security chiefs on the carpet
Obama: We failed to connect the dots or act promptly
DEBKAfile Special Report January 6, 2010, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)

 US president Barack Obama, in a speech after meeting top security chiefs, Tuesday, Jan. 5, said: We had enough information to foresee and prevent the attempted bombing [of the Northwest airliner] on Christmas day." But it was not fully analyzed or leveraged for putting the suspect on the no-fly list. "I will not accept this. We have to do better and must do it quickly."

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Yemen president Ali Abdullah Salah
The US cannot afford a new Yemen front or rely on its president
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2010, 3:51 PM (GMT+02:00)

US official spokesmen have stepped up their rhetoric against al Qaeda in Yemen but do not have the manpower resources to open another anti-terror warfront in addition to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and to a lesser degree Somalia, debkafile's Washington sources report.
Washington has a problem with the Yemen president: In the ten years since al Qaeda blew up the USS Cole in Aden harbor, Salah has conducted a dual policy, posing as America's faithful ally in the war on al Qaeda  while maintaining close back-door ties with al Qaeda in Yemen and giving them his protection.

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Umar Farouk Abdulmetallab
Obama cites US systemic failure for Detroit plane attack
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2009, 3:50 PM (GMT+02:00)

US president Barack Obama, in his second speech in 24 hours, said: "Data was not shared and a systemic failure occurred. I consider that totally unacceptable."
Weeks ago, information came from the suspect's father to intelligence which was not efficiently distributed. "Bits of information with the intelligence community should have been pieced together and was not." 
Twelve hours before this speech on the failed airline bombing, debkafile ran a ...

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Delta plane landed safely
The Rich Jihadi Proved Western Anti-Terror Measures Don't Work
DEBKAfile Special Report December 27, 2009, 1:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

If Reid goes down in terror history as "the shoe bomber", Abdulmuttallab may be remembered as the Rich Jihadi, the son of a wealthy Nigerian banker and ex-minister, the second millionaire-terrorist to follow in the footsteps of the first, Osama bin Laden.

Abdulmuttallab admitted to links with al Qaeda and receiving the explosives in Yemen.

This contradicts earlier US attempts to play down the incident by claiming he was a loner.
Al Qaeda's record since its first attempt to blow up New York's Twin Towers in 1993 is remarkably consistent; deviating very little from their methods of operation or their targets and remain fixated on their primary goal of smashing ...

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No Homegrown US Islamist Terror Network proven by FBI arrests
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 17, 2009, 4:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
A deceptive impression has been gained from the rash of FBI (preventive) arrests in recent weeks that a home-grown network of Islamist terrorists is raising its head to strike in the US, like the one which has taken shape in Britain.
However, in America, the cases were all in different ...
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Terrorism not ruled out in Air France crash mystery
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2009, 5:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
A week after Air France A330's unexplained fatal dive into the Atlantic June 1, debkafile reports from Paris that US, French and Brazilian investigators have begun going through the list of more than 200 passengers on the flight from Rio to Paris with a tooth comb. They are ...
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So who did bomb the Iranian arms trucks in Sudan?<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2009, 1:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
The only solid fact emerging from the fanciful "reports" traded between Western and Middle East media over the bombing of an Iranian arms convoy bound for Hamas in January is that Tehran's arms shipments to Hamas via Sinai and the Gaza tunnels continue at full spate.
Somehow, as the "reporting" ...
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Why London and Sderot Alike Are Not Safe from Jihadist Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2007, 5:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday, May 27, was a red letter day for Hamas. One of the hundreds of Qassam missiles fired from Gaza in the last 12 days hit a car in Sderot's center driven by 35-year old Oshri Oz from Hod Hasharon, whose company provides computer services in the battered town. He ...
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Israel Goes through the Motions of a Home Front Drill
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2007, 10:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
The warning sirens wailed across central and southern Israel Tuesday, March 20 purportedly to prepare the most densely populated parts of the country for unconventional terrorist strikes and mega-attacks, rocket strikes and missile attacks on three fronts. The official announcement promised the incorporation of lessons drawn from the Lebanon war ...
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New Hamas Tactics Tried in Real Battle Conditions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 27, 2006, 11:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's five-day anti-missile campaign was curtailed Sunday, Nov. 26 by a ceasefire announced by the Palestinians. But it was long enough to provide Israeli forces with the foretaste of a Palestinian fighting force far different from the bands of terrorists the IDF has faced for the past six years in ...
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The Pope is Sorry. Muslims Terrorists Are Not
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 16, 2006, 3:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
A firestorm of Muslim rage was ignited by a lecture on the theme of Faith and Reason that Pope Benedict XVI gave at Regensburg University in Germany Tuesday, Sept 12.
The fury that beset the Muslim world recalls the tempest which greeted the Muhammad cartoons in a Danish newspaper earlier ...
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A Hostage Affair in Gaza is Ended by a Three-Part Ransom
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2006, 3:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
On the face of it, conversion to Islam would appear to provide a painless escape device for any hostage who happens to fall into fundamentalist terrorist hands. After all, once free, the hostage can always revert to his real faith or non-faith. It is hard to blame the two Fox ...
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Is the largest ever UK police anti-terror operation beginning to fall apart?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2006, 11:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
The raid was carried out amid fears of a new terror attack to coincide with the first anniversary of the July 7 London transport attacks, that left 52 commuters dead and hundreds injured. It was guided by "specific intelligence" that a bomb was assembled ready for use.
First, an explosive ...
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A Hamas Ideologue Bares His Movement's Secret Designs and Dilemmas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2006, 9:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
Prof. Abdel al Sather Qassam, university lecturer at Nablus a-Najah University, is a little-known figure to the outside world. However Israeli intelligence rates him as Hamas' senior strategic ideologue and a highly influential voice in the Palestinian terror movement at large.
Last week, he gave a group of leaders of the ...
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Hamas Hires Gang Chief to Muscle in on Palestinian Security Forces and Strip Abu Mazen of Real Power
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2006, 1:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Reconciliation gestures notwithstanding, Hamas is methodically peeling off the layers of authority from Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen).
The increasing violence and virulence between the two camps are deceptive; on his home ground, Abu Mazen has been reduced to a nonentity. The standoff between him and Hamas is ...
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Hamas Runs for Election Vowing Never to Talk to Israel or Disarm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 8, 2006, 5:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas campaigners, confident of a strong showing in the Jan 25 elections for the Palestinian legislative council, announced in Gaza City Sunday, Jan. 8, that, if elected, they will put an end to any Palestinian talks with Israel. Negotiations with the Zionist entity will only take place through the barrel ...
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Two Buddies Get Together in an Israeli Terrorist Jail
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2005, 8:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Thousands of copies of this photo, which was secreted from Ashkelon's Hadarim prison, were eagerly seized by ordinary Palestinians on the West Bank for whom Marwan Barghouti is something of an icon. The Fatah leader, jailed for life for the murder of five Israelis in terrorist operations, appears on the ...
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Palestinians Prepare New, High-explosive Warheads for Qassam missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 25, 2005, 9:33 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinians have smuggled in from Sinai to the Gaza Strip what military sources have told debkafile' is "a monstrous amount" of high explosives, to improve the precision and effectiveness of the Qassam missiles fired across the border against Israeli towns and villages.
Our sources reveal the new, lethal ...
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New Iranian Defense Minister - Mughniyeh's Controller, Israel Affairs Expert
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2005, 11:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mostafa Mohammad-Najar, brigadier general in the Revolutionary Guards, has packed a lurid, blood-spattered biography into his 49 years, according to the profile of Iran's new defense minister sketched here by debkafile's exclusive intelligence and Iranian experts. debkafile names him as the longtime senior controller of Imad ...
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Why Film Director Steven Spielberg Should Avoid Malta this week
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2005, 2:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
Wednesday, June 30, Steven Spielberg began filming in Malta the highly-charged account of the undercover Mossad team which was ordered by the late Israeli prime minister Golda Meir to hunt down and assassinate Palestinian terrorists after the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The Palestinian Jihad Islami ...
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