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Archive | December, 2009

Six Guantanimo Bay ‘Gitmo’ Detainees Released by U.S. to Yemen One Week Before Christmas 2009

Yemen received six detainees from the U.S. after they were released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Friday December 18, 2009. The transfers of the following Yemeni citizens took place on Saturday December 19, 2009: Jamal Muhammad Alawi Mari, Farouq Ali Ahmed,Ayman Saeed Abdullah Batarfi, Muhammaed Yasir Ahmed Taher, Fayad Yahya Ahmed al […]

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Journalist Michelle Lang Among Five Canadians Killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan Bomb Attack

WED DEC 30 2009 — A Canadian journalist Michelle Lang and four soldier were killed by and IED detonation while traveling with a provincial reconstruction team. Calgary Reporter Michelle Lang

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Two Bomb Attacks in Ramadi, Iraq Near Checkpoint Kill 23

WED DEC 30 2009 — Two bombs exploded in capital of Ramadi (capital of Anbar Province), 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad. A suicide bomber in a car caused the first blast near a checkpoint on the main road near the provincial administration buildings. As officials came to investigate, a suicide bomber on foot […]

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U.S., Yemen Reviewing Yemen Al Qaeda Targets for Possible Strike

The U.S. and Yemen are now looking at fresh targets in Yemen for a potential retaliation strike, two senior U.S. officials told CNN Tuesday, in the aftermath of the botched Christmas Day attack on an airliner that al Qaeda in Yemen claims it organized. SOURCE: CNN Officials: U.S., Yemen reviewing target for possible strike

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The Daily Telegraph UK: Barack Obama Gets an ‘F’ Protecting Americans

“Obama may have rather smugly given himself a “B+” for his 2009 performance but he gets an F for the events that led to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarding a Detroit-bound plane in Amsterdam with a PETN bomb sewn into his underpants. He said today that a “systemic failure has occurred”. Well, he’s in charge of […]

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Eight American Civilians Killed in Khost Province, Afghanistan Military Base Suicide Bombing

WED DEC 30 2009 — Eight American civilians killed in a suicide attack at Forward Operating Base Chapman military base in Afghanistan’s southeastern Khost province. Some or all of the civilians were CIA agents or contractors. Bomber was an informant invited onto base that blew himself up in a gym. UNVERIFIED UPDATE: Taliban claimed responsibility […]

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McAfee Warns that Countries Are Arming for Cyberwarfare

NOV 17 2009 LATE REPORT — McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today revealed that the global cyberarms race has moved from fiction to reality, according to its fifth annual Virtual Criminology Report. The report found that politically motivated cyberattacks have increased and five countries – the United States, Russia, France, Israel and China – are now armed […]

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Napolitano and Obama Emphasize Lone Terrorist Concept

Both DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and President Barack Obama used language that emphasizes the isolated terrorist or lone terrorist concept in their response to the Northwest Airlines Flight 253 bombing attempt.

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Obama Video: Northwest Airlines Flight 253 Security Breach Shows ‘Systemic Failure … Totally Unacceptable’

President Barack Obama on Tuesday acknowledged “deficiencies” and a “systemic failure” in the nation’s national security and anti-terror system regarding the attempt on Northwest Airlines Flight 253.. Obama said U.S. intelligence officials were warned weeks ago about the Nigerian man alleged to have tried to blow up a U.S.-bound flight on Christmas Day, and the […]

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