Monthly Archives: April 2006

Nine Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing

I. Ratification and implementation of UN instrumentsII. Criminalising the financing of terrorism and associated money launderingIII. Freezing and confiscating terrorist assetsIV. Reporting suspicious transactions related to terrorismV. International co-operationVI. Alternative remittanceVII. Wire transfersVIII. Non-profit organisationsIX. Cash couriers It’s Not Us…It’s … Continue reading

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Financial Action Task Force

The FATF is an inter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The FATF is therefore a “policy-making body” created in 1989 that works to generate the … Continue reading

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Fighting the Network

To the casual observer, or consumer of network news, it would seem the Iraq situation has not changed. We are fed the impression that the US military must be incompetent, poorly led, with the wrong political objective and strategy because … Continue reading

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Counterterrorism Blog

Check this great link to counterrorism It’s Not Us…It’s Them!

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Are Terrorists Recruiting ‘White Muslims’?

According to classified intelligence documents, terrorists have been working to recruit non-Arab sympathizers–so-called ‘white Muslims’ with Western features who theoretically could more easily blend into European cities and execute attacks,” reports the Associated Press. But “authorities had no concrete evidence … Continue reading

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Mumps epidemic spreads, more vaccine is promised

In the largest mumps outbreak in the U.S. in more than 20 years, almost 1,000 people have contracted the disease in the Midwest, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday, April 19. The epidemic began in … Continue reading

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ICE agents arrest seven managers of a pallet company and 1,187 of the firm’s illegal alien employees in 26 states

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff; Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary forU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and Glenn T. Suddaby, United StatesAttorney for the Northern District of New York, on Thursday, April 20, announced the results of … Continue reading

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DHS to look at alternatives to defend jets from missles

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking into alternative systems to protect commercial airliners from the threat of shoulder−fired missiles. DHS last week released a solicitation for help in evaluating systems to defend against Man Portable Air Defense Systems, … Continue reading

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Fabric Kills Avian Flu

Fabric Kills Avian Flu Virus (Tokyo Asahi Shimbun) “A newly developed fabric destroys the avian flu virus and could prove an effective means to block the spread of new strains of influenza,” reports the Asahi Shimbun. A “team of researchers … Continue reading

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DHS Daily Open Source Report 20 Apr 06

Energy SectorCurrent Electricity Sector Threat Alert Levels: Physical: ELEVATED, Cyber:ELEVATEDScale: LOW, GUARDED, ELEVATED, HIGH, SEVERE [Source: ISAC for the Electricity Sector (ES−ISAC) −http://www.esisac.com] 2. April 19, Associated Press — Snowstorm causes widespread power outages in northern Plains. Up to two … Continue reading

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