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    by Trevor Schakohl   FBI Director Christopher Wray claims the agency has begun multiple investigations into terrorist threats against pro-life groups and clinics in a Thursday judiciary committee meeting. “We have opened a number of domestic violent extremist investigations, using our joint terrorism task forces, that are specifically focused on attacks or threats against churches, pro-life organizations pregnancy, resource centers, similar types of organizations,” Wray told Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee in his testimony before the committee. The FBI director cited operations in Des Moines, Iowa, Tennessee and North Carolina as he testified. He said the agency had directed all of its field offices to actively look for domestic terrorist threats when Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade leaked in early May. “I don’t care who you’re upset with or what you’re upset about, on abortion or anything else,” Wray remarked. “You don’t get to use violence or threats of violence to act on it, and we’re gonna go after that conduct aggressively.” Lee said pro-abortion activists have “violently targeted over 82 churches, and...
    The White House hit back Tuesday at accusations that it handed Afghanistan back to Al Qaeda and terrorist groups when American forces left last year, following details of how terror chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was living in downtown Kabul. He was killed in a drone strike on Sunday morning, in what critics of the administration said was proof that the country had become a haven for Al Qaeda again. White House security spokesman John Kirby responded angrily to questions about why President Joe Biden had handed Afghanistan back to terrorists. 'I take issue with the premise that we gave a whole country to terrorist groups,' he said after being grilled by Fox News' Peter Doocy, who interrupted him to point out that al-Zawahiri was killed while enjoying the balcony of a smart villa.  'It makes it sound like we owned Afghanistan a year ago. It wasn't our country,' Kirby continued.  'It was an independent sovereign state. And the president made a bold decision to end a war that had been going on for 20 years because he believed then and still believes...
    by Bethany Blankley   The U.S. Department of Homeland Security “could do more to address the threats of domestic terrorism,” the Office of Inspector General concluded in a newly published report. The findings come after DHS has acknowledged that at least 50 people on the terrorist watch list have entered the U.S. illegally through the southern border since President Joe Biden has been in office. The OIG found that DHS doesn’t have “staff dedicated to long term oversight and coordination of its efforts to combat domestic terrorism” and unless it puts in place “a cohesive long-term approach,” the agency charged with preventing terrorism “may not be able to proactively prevent and protect the Nation from this evolving threat.” The 29-page report was sent to Robert Silvers, the Undersecretary for Strategy, Policy and Plans at DHS, from Inspector General Joseph Cuffari. It includes six recommendations to improve DHS’ efforts to prevent and reduce terrorism from occurring in the U.S., with which DHS concurred. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Congress passed the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which was signed into...
    President Joe Biden offered a message to terrorists around the world while confirming the death of ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. Biden spoke from the White House on Thursday, going over the details of how al-Hashimi died in northern Syria as U.S. forces were conducting a counterterrorism mission in the region. The president explained that he ordered the Defense Department to set up the raid with U.S. special forces, and that he declined to target al-Hashimi with an airstrike in the hope of minimizing civilian casualties. Our team is still compiling the report, but we do follow that as our troops approached to capture the terrorist, in a final act of desperate cowardice, with no regard to the lives of his own family or others in the building, he chose to blow himself up. Not just [himself] with the vest, but blow up the third floor rather than face justice for the crimes he has committed, taking several members of his family with him, just as his predecessor did. Biden went on by offering his thanks to our military...
    YOUTUBER Benjamin “Ruben Sim” Simon has been permanently banned from Roblox for harassing players with his "cybermob". Simon was also accused of making "terrorist" threats in the real world after a 2021 incident involving the games' developers. 1Roblox lawyers initially wanted Simon to pay $1.6MCredit: Roblox Court documents obtained by Polygon reveal an end to the legal drama that started in November last year, Roblox lawyers claimed Simon “commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users.” He allegedly lead a "cybermob" that harassed users with homophobic and racist slurs, and sexual harassment. While he's been banned previously, Simon has found a way around it by hacking and using other people's accounts. Another point of contention is that Simon makes money off this content on platforms like YouTube and Patreon. He was also accused of making “terrorist threats” that lead to the Roblox Developers Conference in San Francisco last October being shut down temporarily. The incriminating tweets around the event have since been deleted, but the Roblox lawyers say it cost the company $50k to investigate...
    A Michigan art teacher was taken into custody and is accused of passing out notes saying the middle school she worked at would be the target of a terrorist bombing. Johnna Rhone, 59, allegedly distributed the notes in three rooms Friday at Jefferson Middle School in the suburban Detroit area, according to a report. "Start break early. He's gonna do it. Just don't be in the hall after lunch. Boom. Get it?" one note reportedly said. The notes were uncovered in a classroom, the library, and the school's media center, Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido said. TRUMP ANNOUNCES JAN. 6 NEWS CONFERENCE AT MAR-A-LAGO School officials made authorities aware of the notes, and police arrested Rhone after studying surveillance footage from the school, Lucido said. Rhone had been an art teacher for 21 years, the report noted, and she had never been the subject of any serious complaints, Lakeview Public Schools Superintendent Karl Paulson said. "This alleged behavior is unacceptable and disappointing. Lakeview is committed to providing a quality education for the students...
    A grandmother from Texas has reported a domestic 'terrorist threat' to the FBI after a father told a school board meeting last week he had 'over 1,000 soldiers ready to go'. Ladonna Meyers, a grandmother of two, filed the report with federal agents following a meeting on November 9 of the Fort Worth Independent School District board. During the meeting, local father Malikk Austin, who supports Critical race Theory (CRT), addressed anti-CRT protestors, telling them: 'For those who got an issue with this critical race theory equity, this is something I fight for, for my children.  'How dare you come out here and talk about the things that my daddy and my grandparents went through? The lynching, the oppression, Jim Crow — and my kids are still being afflicted by this.' 'We are not our ancestors,' Austin added. 'I got over 1,000 soldiers ready to go.' Speaking about her report to the FBI, Meyers, who had been present at the school board meeting, told Fox News: 'It's their job to check in on terrorism, and this was a terrorist threat.'  During...
    In an Instagram post responding to reports about his threats following the meeting with Adams, Newsome continued his tirade against what he called "an Evil and violent system" and vowed to fight "devious and cutthroat" politicians. "There are plenty of us here to fight for y'all. I am here to fight for y'all," he stated, adding, "When the time comes and our people are tired they will rise up."How did the cops respond? NYPD cops ripped the BLM leader for his threats. One police supervisor told the Post that Newsome "should be denounced by every politician because he is threatening to harm the citizens of New York." The NYPD official also wants the feds to get involved. "The FBI should investigate him as a domestic terrorist and look into where he is getting his money," the source told the Post. "The people funding him should also be investigated." "He is threatening to overthrow the government, cause physical harm and property damage," the official added. Another veteran cop told the Post that Newsome has created a "lose-lose situation" for...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested a 22-year-old man in July on suspicion of threatening to kill caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte, according to court documents, the latest in a string of threats against politicians in the Netherlands. Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant first reported that the court documents allege the suspect, identified as Yavus O., used a channel on the Telegram messaging app to post incitements to violence. Dutch law enforcement officials shut down the channel this week. Authorities have charged the arrested man with incitement to a terrorist crime, gathering intelligence for a terrorist crime and threatening a terrorist crime, according to a copy of the charging document seen Wednesday by The Associated Press. Prosecutors plan to ask at a court hearing next week to have his detention extended while investigations continue. Dutch media reported last month that Rutte, who is known for cycling around The Hague to get to meetings and visits with the Dutch king, had received extra security amid concerns of a possible attack by members of the criminal underworld. Rutte, who...
    The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has written a letter to President Joe Biden, requesting “federal law enforcement and other assistance” to cope with angry parents concerned about their children wearing masks in school all day and learning concepts of Critical Race Theory (CRT). The NSBA “respectfully asks for federal law enforcement and other assistance to deal with the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation,” the letter reads, and continues: NSBA believes immediate assistance is required to protect our students, school board members, and educators who are susceptible to acts of violence affecting interstate commerce because of threats to their districts, families, and personal safety … Coupled with attacks against school board members and educators for approving policies for masks to protect the health and safety of students and school employees, many public school officials are also facing physical threats because of propaganda purporting the false inclusion of critical race theory within classroom instruction and curricula. We sent a letter to President Biden this morning asking for federal assistance to stop threats...
    President Joe Biden should not position U.S. troops at Russian bases, his congressional allies warned following a report that a top Pentagon official discussed such an idea with his Russian counterpart. “You can't trust them,” House Foreign Affairs Chairman Gregory Meeks, a New York Democrat, told the Washington Examiner. “I can't see utilizing a base.” Russian President Vladimir Putin floated the idea during the Geneva summit with Biden, and White House National Security Council officials requested more information on the offer, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed that Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, broached the subject in a recent meeting with Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov. “President Putin offered to provide assistance,” Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. “I can assure you that we are not seeking Russia's permission to do anything ... [Milley] asked for clarification on what that offer was.” PENTAGON BRASS REVEAL BIDEN IGNORED TROOP RECOMMENDATIONS ON AFGHANISTAN A senior U.S. diplomat in the region demurred Tuesday when asked...
    Sitting in for Ari Melber on MSNBC’s The Beat Monday night, Jason Johnson asked Democratic pollster Fernand Amandi about this year’s surge in threats against members of Congress. “The idea of overt actions of violence against members of Congress seems to be part and parcel of the current GOP,” Johnson claimed. He cited a recent video posted by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) firing a large gun at a compact car that says, “Socialism.” The vehicles explodes. “Does that work, polling-wise?” asked Johnson. “Or is it all in the heads of Republicans?” Amandi replied, “It certainly works in the radicalized fringe segment of the electorate that the MAGA paramilitary cult caters to.” The pollster brought up Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who he said faced a “hostage situation” after the 2020 election. In a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Milley was so disturbed by Donald Trump’s behavior after losing, Milley reportedly told senior military leaders not to heed any orders unless Milley himself was involved. Amandi defended Milley’s actions and called Trump...
    President Joe Biden’s administration wants the legal authority for military counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan “if necessary” in light of the withdrawal of U.S. forces and the Taliban’s victory over the U.S.-backed government in Kabul. “We need to look to make sure that we have all the authorities that we would need for any potential contingency, including the reemergence, as a threat, of al Qaeda,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “If we don't have those authorities, we should get them — whether that means re-looking at those authorizations or writing new ones, which I think would be the most appropriate thing to do, if necessary. We need to look at that.” That recognition could complicate a broad political debate about the legal basis for the so-called “forever war” that Biden hoped to end by withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan. Blinken emphasized in a Monday hearing that “the terrorist threat has metastasized” beyond Afghanistan, but U.S. intelligence officials acknowledge that al Qaeda stands to gain from the Taliban’s resurgence. “The current assessment, probably conservatively,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The attack at the Kabul airport is bringing strong reactions from local elected officials. U.S. Senator Bob Casey called the attack that killed 13 U.S. troops and dozens of Afghans “devastating,” a frequent remark in the wake of the terrorist attack Thursday. From the beginning, elected officials, starting with President Joe Biden, warned that this mission of removing Americans and their allies from Afghanistan was fraught with danger. Casey emphasized the importance of completing the mission to bring Americans home safely, while Congressman Guy Reschenthaler urged punitive actions and more troops on the ground. “This is a devastating attack on Afghans and Americans,” Casey said. “American troops are carrying out their mission despite numerous threats and challenges and we owe it to them to do everything we can to bring them home safely. We cannot tolerate terrorist threats to the United States emanating from Afghanistan.” American troops are carrying out their mission despite numerous threats and challenges and we owe it to them to do everything we can to bring them home safely. We cannot tolerate terrorist...
    President Biden's upcoming meeting with new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is likely to center on the escalating crisis in Afghanistan, as well as other emerging threats to the U.S. and its allies due to the rise of terrorism in the region, experts predict.  Biden is set to hold a meeting at the White House Thursday with Prime Minister Bennett, the first in-person meeting between the two leaders. In a statement last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki had said tensions with Iran are expected to be a focus of the discussion. "The President and Prime Minister Bennett will discuss critical issues related to regional and global security, including Iran," said Psaki in a statement announcing the meeting. "The visit will also be an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss efforts to advance peace, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians and the importance of working towards a more peaceful and secure future for the region." NEARLY 20,000 EVACUATED FROM KABUL, AFGHANISTAN IN 24-HOUR PERIOD, WHITE HOUSE SAYS: LIVE UPDATES However, in the days since the White House...
    Later, Pat discussed a satirical tweet shared by @TheBabylonBee that lists "potential terrorist threats." Some threats included, "Despising taxes, finding Kamala Harris slightly off-putting, and owning a Bible." Watch the clip for the full list. Can't watch? Download the podcast here. Want more from Pat Gray?To enjoy more of Pat's biting analysis and signature wit as he restores common sense to a senseless world, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.
    America’s top general said the United States could now face a rise in terrorist threats from a Taliban-run Afghanistan. That warning comes as intelligence agencies charged with anticipating those threats face new questions after the U.S.-backed Afghan military collapsed with shocking speed.  Less than a week after a military assessment predicted Kabul could be surrounded by insurgents in 30 days, the world on Sunday watched stunning scenes of Taliban fighters standing in the Afghan president's office and crowds of Afghans and foreigners frantically trying to board planes to escape the country.  Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told senators on a briefing call Sunday that U.S. officials are expected to alter their earlier assessments about the pace of terrorist groups reconstituting in Afghanistan, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.  A Taliban fighter sits on the back of a vehicle with a machine gun in front of the main gate leading to the Afghan presidential palace, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. (AP) (AP) TALIBAN FREES THOUSANDS OF PRISONERS FROM FORMER...
    Gen. Mark MilleyMark MilleyBiden holds video conference with security team to discuss Afghanistan drawdown Tucker Carlson says Democrats refuse to appear on his show, call him a 'white supremacist' In Afghanistan, we held the military advantage but not the credibility to create democracy MORE, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reportedly told U.S. senators on Sunday that officials expect to change their earlier assessments about the rate at which terrorist groups are expected to rise in Afghanistan in light of the Taliban taking power in the country. People familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Milley and other administration officials told senators that the U.S. intelligence community is now working to create a new timelines. The AP notes that Pentagon officials had said in June that extremists groups could regenerate in Afghanistan within two years of the U.S. withdrawing its forces. One person familiar with the briefing told the AP that the timeline is expected to be much shorter and terrorist groups like al Qaeda may be able to grow much faster than expected. During a Sunday...
    August 13, 2021 0 The US government warned again on Friday of the existence of an “acute climate of threat” terrorist, just less than a month after the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Secretary of Homeland Security modified an anti-terrorist alert bulletin that, in January, warned for the first time about internal threats after the assault on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. The text was updated in May due to the risk that “extremists” would take advantage of the lifting of sanitary measures to carry out violent attacks. “These extremists could try to take advantage of the possible resumption of health measures in the face of the emergence of variants of covid-19 as a reason to launch attacks,” the secretariat now pointed out, estimating that “stress factors linked to the pandemic” may “contribute to a rise in violence this year ”. The bulletin also notes that “on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11 attacks,” Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqpa) published the first issue in English, in...
    A Muslim man in French gendarmes’ custody for threats has been sentenced for further threatening police and vowing to kill “disbelievers.” The 37-year-old Muslim man was sentenced to a year in prison after making death threats toward French gendarmes in Chambly in early July of this year, after he had already been arrested for sending death threats to his ex-wife on social media. Morad A. had directly threatened officers on July 2nd after becoming angered that he was being kept in custody and told the Beauvais court, “As soon as I go crazy, I don’t think about anything,” newspaper Le Parisien reports. The 37-year-old then began threatening the officers and their families, saying: “Nothing to give a fuck about this life, I am ready to go to kill these disbelievers.” He added: “You will see what a real Muslim is. I’m going to smoke you, put explosives on you.” According to one of the officers, the Muslim man continued his shouting along with references to the Qu’ran. “This is the first time in 10 years of my career that I have...
    Police arrested a 27-year-old man on a terrorism watchlist after he made death threats at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice, the site of a terrorist attack in October. The 27-year-old is said to have entered the basilica on Saturday and attempted to steal a church donations box but was confronted by a staff member and several parishioners who stopped him. The man was then said to have made death threats towards the people in the basilica, saying, according to Actu 17: “I’m going to come back, and I’m going to kill you all.” After staff activated an emergency call button, police arrived and arrested the 27-year-old, who is said to have been intoxicated at the time. French police “neutralized” and arrested a man Thursday morning after a knife attack inside a church in the city of Nice which left at least three dead and several injured. https://t.co/2KJqWrR9NU — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 29, 2020 Days after the arrest, it was revealed that the man was already known to the police and had been radicalised. He is also on the S-File terror...
    Andrew Jose, The Western Journal May 7, 2021 0 Comments A new poll found that a majority of Americans eligible to vote do not see President Joe Biden as competent enough to deal with terrorism. According to the Rasmussen poll, released Monday, only 30 percent of likely U.S. voters expressed that they were very confident in Biden’s ability to deal with terrorist threats to the United States. Roughly 16 percent said they were somewhat confident in the president’s ability to deal with such threats. Voters Not Very Confident in Biden’s Ability to Deal With Terrorism Threat https://t.co/Egb6bL3ph0 pic.twitter.com/pXUCcG1qMs — Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) May 3, 2021 Twelve percent were not very confident and 40 percent were not at all confident in Biden’s ability to deal with terrorist threats. The results, which had a 95 percent level of confidence and a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 points, were from a survey Rasmussen Reports conducted between April 29 and May 2 among 1,000 likely voters in the country. The five questions asked were: • “How closely have...
    A majority of Americans are not confident in President Joe Biden’s ability to respond to terrorist threats, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Monday revealed. The survey, taken April 29 and May 2 among 1,000 likely voters, asked respondents, “How confident are you in President Biden’s ability to deal with terrorist threats in the United States?” Nearly one-third, or 30 percent, said they were “very” confident, while 16 percent said “somewhat” confident. Fifty-two percent, however, said they are “not very” or “not at all” confident in Biden’s ability to deal with such threats. Of those, 40 percent said they are “not at all” confident. Confidence levels vary on party lines, as 82 percent of Republicans expressed a lack of confidence, compared to three-quarters of Democrats who said they are either “very” or “somewhat” confident. Fifty-three percent of voters unaffiliated with either major political party expressed doubt in Biden’s ability to deal with the threat. The survey also asked respondents if the threat of terrorism has risen since Biden became president. A plurality of likely voters, 48 percent, said “the threat of terrorism...
    National security adviser Jake Sullivan said he "can't make any guarantees" on whether the Islamic State will grow in power once U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan in the coming months. "I can't make any guarantees about what will happen inside the country. No one can," Sullivan told Fox News's Chris Wallace on Sunday when asked if terrorist threats in the region will expand without troops. "All the United States could do is provide the Afghan security forces, the Afghan government, and the Afghan people resources and capabilities, training and equipping their forces, providing assistance to their government. We have done that, and now, it is time for American troops to come home and the Afghan people to step up to defend their own country." Sullivan's comments follow President Joe Biden's Tuesday decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Biden’s move breaks from a peace agreement signed between the Trump administration and the Taliban that required the full U.S. troop withdrawal by May 1. The national security adviser insisted...
    Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenFive global concerns for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause Sunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues Five questions about Biden withdrawal from Afghanistan MORE said Sunday the U.S. would still have the capability to monitor for intelligence in Afghanistan on possible terrorist attacks after troops withdraw from the country in September. During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” host Martha Raddatz asked Blinken about the U.S. having a diminished ability to collect intelligence without troops on the ground. “We will have the means to see if there is a resurgence, a reemergence of a terrorist threat from Afghanistan,” Blinken said. “We'll be able to see that in real time with time to take action. And we're going to be repositioning our forces and our assets to make sure that we guard against the potential reemergence.”  EXCLUSIVE: Sec. of State Antony Blinken defends Pres. Biden's pledge to withdraw troops from Afghanistan: "We went to Afghanistan 20 years ago, and we went because we were attacked on 9/11......
    MSNBC anchor Joy Reid on Wednesday’s “The ReidOut” accused former president Donald Trump of inciting “violent white extremism” and likened it to the way Osama Bin Laden did with the Islamic terrorist organization al-Qaeda. Addressing former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Reid said, “The idea that Afghanistan could go on forever. We can’t stay anywhere forever, especially when we got home security threats in terms of violent white nationalism that is threatening our Capital. When we have got our own former president inciting people into violence and pushing them more into this violent white extremism much the way Bin Laden you know, did, sort of inspiring people to be this way.” She asked, “Do you feel as someone who ran DHS that we have to turn our focus here because we have our own internal terrorist threats to deal with?” Johnson said, “My short answer is yes.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
    In this episode of "Intelligence Matters," President Biden's deputy homeland security adviser at the National Security Council, Russ Travers, speaks with host Michael Morell about the varied and diffuse array of terrorist threats to the United States. A career intelligence officer and former acting and deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Travers offers a history of Islamist terrorism and describes how splintered, geographically dispersed networks tied to ISIS and al Qaeda continue to pose a threat to the U.S.. Travers and Morell also discuss the increase in racially and ethnically motivated attacks by domestic groups, and why preventing them poses a complex set of challenges for U.S. law enforcement and intelligence communities. Travers also shares thoughts on how to responsibly move resources away from counterterrorism toward Great Power competition. Editor's note: This conversation was taped before a decision was made by the Biden Administration on troop levels in Afghanistan. HIGHLIGHTS Rise of domestic violent extremism: "[U]nfortunately, the broad view of the community is that it's likely to get worse. I think there's the general concern that biases against minorities and perceived...
    Three men who allegedly plotted to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer will face charges of gang membership, felony firearm possession and providing material support for terrorist acts, but not making terrorist threats. According to a report from the Detroit News, the reason 12th District Court Judge Michael Klaeren dismissed that last charge stems from the way the group interacted with each other. Rather than coordinating out in the open on platforms like Facebook, Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico and Paul Bellar — along with four other men with ties to the Michigan militia group Wolverine Watchmen — used private, encrypted chats to communicate. Under Michigan law, a person is guilty of making a terrorist threat if they “threaten to commit an act of terrorism and communicates the threat to any other person.” By their nature, however, private chats are largely inscrutable to anyone who isn’t part of it, which makes proving that specific threats were made and shared difficult. “There has to be some form of intent here to incite mayhem,” Klaeren said, before noting that using an encrypted communications...
    TERRORISTS are poised to launch a successful chemical, biological or nuclear attack on Britain in the next nine years, a government report has warned. In a leaked review, the government warned a terrorist group is likely to mount a "dirty bomb" attack by 2030. 3Terrorists will launch a chemical, biological or nuclear attack by 2030, a government review has warnedCredit: Getty The shocking claim comes as the PM prepares to dramatically increase Britain's arsenal of nukes in a dangerous-post Covid world. Boris Johnson will set up a new counter-terrorism operations centre to help tackle the terrorist threat. The review, due to be published today, said: "The main sources of terrorist threat are from Islamist and Northern Ireland-related terrorism and far-right, far-left, anarchist and single-issue terrorism. ". . It is likely that a terrorist group will launch a successful CBRN [chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear] attack by 2030.” TERROR BOMB FEARS But speaking this morning, Sir Alex Younger, former head of MI6, said he was not aware a terrorist dirty bomb attack was an "imminent issue". He told BBC Radio 4's...
    Republican Rep. Devin Nunes said the precautions taken in Washington, D.C., to prevent potential attacks on government buildings is “narrative building” to portray Republicans as a “dangerous domestic terrorist threat.” “This is all about narrative building. What they want to do is they want to label every conservative and Republican across this country as some type of dangerous domestic terrorist threat,” Nunes told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo Sunday morning. National Guard troops have been placed in the city since the siege of the Capitol on Jan. 6, with additional barbed-wire fencing erected around the Capitol for security. “This is nothing compared to the threats we've seen over the last two decades since 9/11/2001 of radical Islamic potential attacks on the Capitol and the targeting of politicians and other government buildings,” Nunes added of whether he’s seen intelligence that warrants the kind of precautions taken. DEVIN NUNES SEEKS INTELLIGENCE ON CORONAVIRUS ORIGINS AND WUHAN LAB ESCAPE THEORY “So what this is really about, this is a Hollywood production scene. So nobody's in Washington, D.C., you can't find anybody, nobody's...
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide additional help in the fight against domestic extremism. The agency plans to increase funding for state and cities to concentrate on the pursuit of domestic terrorists, CNN reported Thursday. State and local officials were informed of the funding during a briefing last week. It is designed to allow the agency to double down on its efforts to fight home-grown fanatics, CNN said. It comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Monday that Congress will establish a Sept. 11-style commission to review the deadly insurrection that took place at the Capitol. Pelosi said the independent commission will “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex … and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power." A Department of Homeland Security official told CNN: "January 6 was a wake-up call. The government is taking this extremely seriously." And a FEMA spokesperson added: "Since 2002, DHS has allocated more than $54 billion to states and territories to prevent and...
    Iran, Black separatists and the Islamic State group: These are just a few of the myriad potential threats to the Super Bowl this year, according to a government threat assessment obtained by Yahoo News. The Jan. 27 document, a product of federal agencies, including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, and local law enforcement, notes that there is no information on a specific credible threat planned against the Super Bowl but outlines a variety of potential threats, from terrorists poisoning the food or water supply to an attack using commercial drones. It also states “the FBI and DHS remain concerned about potential retaliatory attacks” by Iran in response to the U.S. assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani last year. “Although security measures will be in place around Super Bowl LV and adjacent areas on the day of the game, Super Bowl LV and associated events are likely an attractive target due to the relatively high concentration of attendees, symbolism of the event, and the significant national media attention the event will receive,” the assessment says. The report, called a Joint...
    JOE Biden's son Hunter is reportedly preparing for a solo art show opening with a New York art dealer once arrested for "terrorist threats" and assault with a deadly weapon. Hunter, who turns 51 next week, is supposedly teaming up with Manhattan art dealer Georges Berges, a dealer who currently represents Sylvester Stallone and has strong ties to China. 6Joe Biden's son Hunter is planning on having a solo art exhibition this yearCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6He's teaming up with a dealer accused of making "terrorist threats"Credit: Getty - Contributor Prosecutors are still probing Hunter's taxes and international business dealings as Hunter continues to hold his 10 percent stake in Chinese investment firm BHR Partners, a private-equity firm with $2 billion in assets. The president's son apparently used the pool house of a sprawling Los Angeles home as his makeshift art studio, and is now trying his hand at the art world this year. In January 2020, Hunter moved with his wife Melissa Cohen to a 2,0000-square-foot LA home connected to LA-based entrepreneur Shane Khoh, the CEO of...
    Facebook to use padlocks used against terrorist factions Up to 25 thousand deployed from the National Guard after threats A riot similar to the assault on the Capitol is expected Most of the major platforms have pulled emergency brakes and even took down Donald Trump’s Twitter account, in order to prevent more attacks like the ones that occurred on the Capitol in Washington, so how should these platforms continue to act, especially Facebook? According to Facebook, new “strong” rules will apply against conspiracies, violent threats and armed insurrection. These proliferate and even Apple and Google have made their own decisions to protect national security. Snapchat, TikTok, Reddit, and Pinterest took their own actions to prevent a terrorist plot from being hatched on their platforms. More than a week after the mutiny in favor of Trump, at the iconic headquarters of the United States legislature, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will coordinate to deploy up to 25,000 National Guard troops during Biden’s inauguration. . Facebook reported that until this week there were digital flyers promoting an armed march on...
    VIDEO4:1604:16Cybersecurity firm Okta CEO discusses terminating Parler's accessClosing Bell Okta co-founder and CEO Todd McKinnon on Wednesday defended the company's decision to cut ties with social network Parler in the wake of the deadly pro-Trump riot last week at the U.S. Capitol. In an interview on CNBC's "Closing Bell," McKinnon criticized Parler for not doing enough to regulate the posts made on its platform and rebuffed concerns that its actions restricted free expression. "We're very, very much in favor of free speech. In fact, we have customers across the political spectrum —news organizations, candidates — and we believe in that strongly," said McKinnon, whose company sells security and identity management software. "We don't believe in unlawful activity and platforms that support unlawful activity, and it was clear in this case that Parler was not even trying to suppress the threats of terrorism, the incitement of violence, the planning of terrorism," McKinnon added. "That's really what crossed the line for us." Okta announced its decision to terminate Parler's access to its software in a tweet early Sunday morning. It claimed the alternative...
    TRACY (CBS13) — A wanted felon was arrested in Tracy Tuesday on multiple charges including kidnapping and domestic violence. In a press release, the Tracy Police Department said detectives arrested 30-year-old Deon Norford after a traffic stop in the area of 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road. Norford is a wanted felon, police said, with warrants related to narcotics and probation violations in Contra Costa County. Additionally, Norford was wanted by the Tracy Police Department on new charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, rape, domestic violence, and terrorist threats. Police said no additional information will be released about the crimes due to the sensitive nature and to protect victims. Officers also served a search warrant related to the case on Ash Tree Court Tuesday evening. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Leticia Infante at (209) 831-6561.
    LONDON (Reuters) - British spies are trying to defend COVID-19 vaccine work against hostile powers who are seeking to either steal or sabotage research data in the race for the global prize of a jab that can provide immunity, the head of MI5 said on Wednesday. The following are remarks by Security Service Director General Ken McCallum. ON COVID-19: "Clearly, the global prize of having a first useable vaccine against this deadly virus is a large one, so we would expect that a range of other parties around the globe would be quite interested in that research." "I guess there are two bits we are on the lookout for: attempts either to steal unique intellectual property that's been generated in that research or potentially to fiddle with the data," he said. "And then the second risk we've got to be alive to is the possibility that the research is still high integrity and sound, but that somebody tries to sow doubt about its integrity." ON CHINA: "In the 2020s, one of the toughest challenges facing MI5 and indeed government is that...
    President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the agency in charge of curbing domestic terrorism told senators that White supremacists have become the “most persistent and lethal threat” to the U.S. from within the country. “White supremacist extremists, from a lethality standpoint over the last two years, particularly when you look at 2018 and 2019, are certainly the most persistent and lethal threat when we talk about domestic violent extremists,” said Chad Wolf, who has been heading the Department of Homeland Security in an acting capacity since late last year. The response is notable considering that Trump and Attorney General William Barr have sought to portray the nation as besieged by “left-wing” agitators fomenting violence in protests over racial injustice. After a series of attacks blamed on racism and bigotry in 2019, Trump told reporters that he doesn’t consider “white nationalism” to be a growing problem. Wolf also told senators that the U.S. faces threats of election interference from Russia, China and Iran and that “Russia looks to denigrate former Vice President Biden.” Wolf said there’s no current intelligence proving that...
    While the world battles the microscopic coronavirus, terrorists have not moved on to a peaceful retirement. It would be a mistake to forget about the continuing threat they pose while our attention is understandably focused on the battle against COVID-19. Spectacular events dominate our recollection of terrorism: coordinated airline hijackings, airliners bombed out of the sky, large-scale hostage seizures, huge truck bombs, mass shootings, nerve gas dispersed on subways, and, of course, the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. From the 1970s on, terrorist attacks increased in number, even as death tolls in the bloodiest incidents escalated from the tens to the hundreds to the thousands. That terrorists would eventually acquire biological or nuclear weapons capable of killing tens of thousands was seen as inevitable — “not if, but when,” to use the well-worn phrase. TALIBAN, DESPITE 'PEACE' TALKS, LED THE WORLD BY FAR IN 2019 TERRORIST ATTACKS, STUDY FINDS But looking back from 2020, 9/11 turned out to be a statistical outlier — a high point in death and destruction rather than an indicator of worse to come. Terrorist attacks...
    New York — Tarin’s behavior appears to be related to alcohol. Photo:Salt Lake County Jail / Courtesy Aaron Tarin, The 40-year-old is a renowned Utah immigration attorney, but in the past two months his erratic behavior has gotten him into serious trouble. In fact, authorities issued an arrest warrant without bail, after he made terrorist threats against his wife, in addition to making several strange statements. Tarin’s first arrest occurred in late May-June, but last Thursday he was charged in District Court 3 with making a terrorist threat, a second degree felony as well as stalking, a third degree felony. Tarin is a dual national, American and Mexican, and has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 2008, Deseret News and KSL noted. He has served as executive president of the Utah Chapter of the American Association, is a member of the Utah Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and serves on the Legal Panel of the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, so his behavior has surprised . According to various documents cited by...
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