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Archive | January 2, 2010

Whole Body Scanners Might Not Have Detected Flight 253 Bomb Device

Ben Wallace, the Conservative MP, formerly involved in a project to develop whole body scanners for airport use, said trials had shown that such low-density materials went undetected — such low density materials as those used by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, who had concealed in his underpants a package containing nearly 3oz of the chemical […]

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Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard’s Attacker, Armed with Axe, Suspected Al Qaeda

A terror-related attempted assassination of cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, 74, by a Somali man with an axe and a knife on Friday, was stopped by police as Westergaard hit a panic button and retreated to a safe room at his residence. Westergaard depicted the Prophet Mohammad with a bomb in his turban in 2005, which led […]

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Anonymous Senior Administration Official: Obama Briefed with Pre-Christmas Intelligence on ‘Homeland’ Threats

President Barack Obama received a high-level briefing produced by US intelligence agencies which included a written report entitled “Key Homeland Threats” only three days before Christmas about possible holiday-period terrorist threats against the US. Newsweek is reporting that a senior Administration official, who asked for anonymity, reported that there was no mention of Yemen.

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