Monthly Archives: February 2008

Targeting Researchers; A court order says animal-rights activists have gone too far

By Andrew MurrNewsweek Web ExclusiveUpdated: 3:06 PM ET Feb 27, 2008 University of California, Los Angeles, research ophthalmologist Arthur Rosenbaum stepped from his home one morning last June and discovered a firebomb had been planted under his white BMW. Cops evacuated the … Continue reading

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Over Here or Over There, Intelligence Key to Countering Terror

By Matt Korade, CQ Staff David Cid thinks he knows how to protect America against terrorists, but it won’t be easy. The former FBI agent and current deputy director of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism said intelligence, … Continue reading

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New Software for Predicting Terror

Researchers at the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies announced this week that they have launched an online portal that will let analysts query rules on the behavior of terrorist organizations and forecast their future behavior. The SOMA … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rejects ACLU Challenge to Warrantless Surveillance

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a legal challenge to the warrantless domestic spying program President George W. Bush created after the September 11 attacks,” reports Reuters. “… Bush authorized the program to monitor international phone calls and e-mails … Continue reading

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Islamic Jamaat Activists Sentenced in Russia

The Russian “Tatar Supreme Court agreed with the jury’s guilty verdict in relation to 17 participants of the Islamic Jamaat illegal armed formation and handed down prison sentences,” reports the Russian news agency Interfax. “‘Under the sentence, 16 of the … Continue reading

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Hicks Diary Reveals Terror Training

David Hicks’s handwritten ‘jihad diary’ gives new insight into the sophisticated terrorism training he underwent, exploding claims that he was an innocent abroad,” reports the Australian. “The confessed terrorism supporter used a school exercise book … to write up the … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro Resigns as Head of Cuba

For many years I have occupied the honorable position of President,” Castro wrote in Granma. “[Because of] my unstable health condition … I will neither aspire to nor accept the positions of President of the State Council and Commander in … Continue reading

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Opposition Group Claims That Iran Has Nuclear Warhead Factory; Iranian Lawmaker Announces Countdown to Israel’s Destruction

The Iranian opposition group that first exposed Iran’s controversial nuclear fuel program”—the National Council of Resistance of Iran—has given the International Atomic Energy Agency “details of what the group says is a working nuclear warhead factory, visited by North Koreans,” … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT WARNINGS

On 15 February 2008, the U.S. Department of State issued the following Travel Warning: “This Travel Warning is being updated to inform American citizens of recent attempts to assassinate the President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) and … Continue reading

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Kosovo / Serbia (Country threat level – 4)

Kosovo formally declared its independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008. The United States recognized Kosovo’s independence on 18 February. Several other countries, including the United Kingdom, France and Australia have done the same, while others — such as Germany … Continue reading

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