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  • SPYING CELL TOWERS
    Sep 07 2014 01:49 PM The Cryptophone (and competitors) are way too expensive for "John Doe" to worry about.  The only customers in a practica...
  • ISIS - THE NEW ENEMY?
    Aug 31 2014 09:27 PM Same enemy, different name.
  • UKRAINE CLAIMS RUSSIAN INVASION, AGAIN
    Aug 28 2014 07:33 AM It's "deja-vu" all over again......"None of the men or vehicles had standard military identification marks, but the reporter...
  • LOTS OF CHATTER, KEEP FROSTY
    Aug 25 2014 10:39 PM The real problem with this element is they are seriously underestimated by "us".  The proper response to their specific...
  • HOMELAND SECURITY IT BREACH
    Aug 07 2014 04:17 AM It will be interesting to know, if that information is shared, how the breach occurred. 90% of the time it's not a technical...


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  • SPYING CELL TOWERS
    Sep 05 2014 10:52 PM
    There are at least 19 bogus cellphone towers operating across the United States that could be used to spy upon, and even hijack, passing mobile phones.So says Les Goldsmith, head of ESD America, a company that imports and sells tightly secured mobile phones that can detect "baseband" hacking attempts. Goldsmith calls fake cell towers "interceptors.""Interceptor use in the U.S. is much higher than people had anticipated," Goldsmith told Popular Science in a piece posted online last week. "One of our customers took a road trip from Florida to North Carolina, and he found eight different interceptors on that trip."The better to spy...


  • MISSING LIBYAN AIRLINERS FUEL 9/11 CONCERNS
    Sep 03 2014 06:21 AM
    Nouakchott — The Tripoli airport siege led to the disappearance of several commercial planes. Now countries on both shores of the Mediterranean are worried about how the missing aircraft might be used by terrorists. Rival militias have fought for control of the airport since mid-July, inflicting civilian casualties and extensive damage. But one unusual consequence of the ongoing battle has nearly a dozen countries on edge. After eleven civilian airliners were hijacked during the fighting, "5+5" member states reportedly decided to add an element to their scheduled joint military exercise. This time, simulations will include interc...


  • RUSSIAN GAMES IN EASTERN UKRAINE CONTINUE
    Sep 02 2014 09:19 AM
    Russian troops are strengthening their positions in eastern Ukraine and using aid shipments to smuggle in arms and other supplies to separatist forces, Kiev's military said on Tuesday. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said units of Russian troops had been identified in the big regional center of Donetsk, towns and villages to its east and in south-east areas near the Sea of Azov. Fifteen more Ukrainian servicemen were killed in fighting in the past 24 hours, Lysenko said. President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" in Kiev's five-month war against pro-Russian separatists. He ackno...


  • WARNING ON BORDER ATTACK
    Sep 01 2014 08:45 AM
    The federal government believes a terrorist attack at the U.S.-Mexico border is imminent and has put out a bulletin on the matter, a government watchdog group reported Friday. Judicial Watch released a statement that said Islamic terrorist groups who have infiltrated the city of Ciudad Juarez aim to use car bombs to attack American interests. “High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued,” the statement read. “Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have al...


  • OUR SECURE BORDERS - NOT
    Aug 31 2014 09:25 PM
    See just how it easy it is to cross our borders in far west Texas. Not a BP agent to be found for miles and miles.


  • HEZBOLLAH MEMBERS ARRESTED IN CANCUN
    Aug 31 2014 09:20 PM
    On Thursday August 28th, Police in Cancun, Mexico searched a Mercedez Benz with Belize license plates BCC-4400. It was being driven by Hacsam Elsayetd and in the vehicle were three other passengers, including two females. It is believed they went into Mexico legally at the checkpoint at Subtiniente Lopez.These terrorists belong to the group “Hezbollah ” themselves who live in Belize according to data released necessarily had to enter the checkpoint Lieutenant Lopez. It is not yet known if the suspects carried Belizean passports.Mexican authorities are aware that Belize is being used as a base for Hezbollah cells. In 2012, a fundr...


  • UKRAINE CLAIMS RUSSIAN INVASION, AGAIN
    Aug 28 2014 07:29 AM
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east. Poroshenko said he was cancelling a visit to Turkey and conferring with defense chiefs because of the "rapidly deteriorating situation" in the eastern Donetsk region, "as Russian troops have actually been brought into Ukraine". A NATO military officer said: "We assess well over 1,000 Russian troops are now operating inside Ukraine... They are supporting separatists (and) fighting with them." Russia says it has no involvement...


  • ISIS - THE NEW ENEMY?
    Aug 26 2014 04:20 AM
    While extremist groups are generally amorphous organizations, ISIS can trace its history directly back to the Sunni terrorist organization al Qaeda, specifically the Iraq faction, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). AQI, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was responsible for scores of bombings, kidnappings and in Iraq following the U.S. invasion there. After al-Zarqawi was killed in 2006 by an American airstrike, leadership of the group eventually fell to an experienced Iraqi fighter, Abu Du’a, better known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. AQI was weakened in Iraq in 2007 as a result of what is known as the Sunni Awakening, when a large alliance of Iraqi...


  • LOTS OF CHATTER, KEEP FROSTY
    Aug 25 2014 10:09 AM
    House Homeland Security Chair Rep. Michael McCaul said today he believes that ISIS, the jihadist army that has taken control of large part of Iraq and brutally murdered American journalist James Foley, has external operations under way to hit the West. "Their focus right now is establishing the caliphate. But don't kid yourself for a second, they [are] intent on hitting the West. And there are external operations, I believe, under way," McCaul, R-Texas, told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week." "We have tens of thousands of foreign fighters from all over the world pouring into this safe haven that's now been established, i...


  • SOUNDS LIKE SYRIAN TARGETS WILL BE NEXT
    Aug 22 2014 07:10 AM
    The Obama administration insisted Thursday that the U.S. will avoid mission creep in freshly war-torn Iraq, even as its Pentagon chief warned that the Islamic State poses a terrorist threat to Americans “beyond anything that we’ve seen.” “Get ready,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declared in an ominous warning, even as the White House tried to tamp down speculation that stepped-up airstrikes might lead to a greater ground troop intervention. Some lawmakers are dubious of the Obama administration’s balancing act, arguing that the stated mission — to protect American personnel in Iraq, provide humanitarian assistance to displaced...


  • UKRAINE CLAIMS TO HAVE STOPPED RUSSIAN FORCES FROM ENTERING
    Aug 09 2014 08:43 AM
    Ukraine said on Saturday it had headed off an attempt by Russia to send troops into Ukraine under the guise of peacekeepers with the aim of provoking a large-scale military conflict, a statement Moscow dismissed as a "fairy tale". A senior aide to Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said a large Russian military convoy had been heading for the border on Friday under a supposed agreement with the Red Cross, but had stopped after an appeal by Kiev to Russia.Ukraine has made several similar statements about Russian aggression during months of conflict with separatists on its eastern border with Russia that it says are backed by Mo...


  • INTO THE IRAQ BREACH AGAIN, MY FRIEND
    Aug 09 2014 07:55 AM
    Within hours of President Obama’s heads-up to the American public that he authorized the Pentagon to use military force in Iraq to counter the advance of Islamist militants there, the Pentagon did just that. As Washington woke up Friday morning, it learned that two US F-18 fighter jets had started their campaign, dropping 500-pound laser-guided bombs near Erbil, the de facto Kurdish capital of northern Iraq. A second round of strikes was carried out later in the day, the Pentagon said.Now, many are asking what the US can reasonably hope to accomplish with this bombing campaign. And more pointedly, could it become a slippery slope...


  • HOMELAND SECURITY IT BREACH
    Aug 06 2014 07:11 PM
    A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story.DHS said it had suspended all work with the company amid an investigation by the FBI. A "multi-agency cyber response team is working with the company to identify the scope of the intrusion,...


  • GROWING THREAT OF RUSSIAN INVASION
    Aug 06 2014 11:06 AM
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is a growing threat that Russia will invade Ukraine, pointing to the increased buildup of Russian troops along the border. Hagel says he agrees with Poland's foreign minister, who said Wednesday that the increase in Russian forces near Ukraine's border heightened the risk of an invasion. Hagel says the longer Russia perpetuates tension and escalates its military activities along the border, the situation will only get worse.Hagel was speaking to reporters after meetings with U.S. military leaders in Europe, including the top commander, Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove. U.S. and NATO officia...


  • MORE CONCEALED CARRY - LESS VIOLENT CRIME
    Jul 09 2014 01:09 PM
    A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets.The study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that 11.1 million Americans now have permits to carry concealed weapons, up from 4.5 million in 2007. The 146 percent increase has come even as both murder and violent crime rates have dropped by 22 percent.“When you allow people to carry concealed handguns, you see changes in the behavior of criminals," said the center’s pr...


  • THIS IS GETTING STRANGE NOW
    Jul 03 2014 08:11 PM
    The skies of Iraq are getting crowded. U.S. Apache attack helicopters and unarmed drones are beingdeployed along with the 500 American troops already ordered to the country. They're just the latest foreign aircraft to join the fight against ISIS, the jihadist group that's swept through northern and western Iraq in recent weeks. The Syrian Air Force bombed targets that were allegedly ISIS positions in western Iraq last week. Iran has reportedly sent its entire fleet of Sukoi-24 fighter jets to Iraq. And Russia has sent jets and "advisers" to assist Baghdad.The U.S. military is now in a situation where it likely has to work out mil...


  • SAUDIS DEPLOY 30K TO IRAQ BORDER
    Jul 03 2014 06:12 AM
    Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers abandoned the area, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday, but Baghdad denied this and said the frontier remained under its full control. The world's top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia shares an 800-km (500-mile) border with Iraq, where Islamic State insurgents and other Sunni Muslim militant groups seized towns and cities in a lightning advance last month.King Abdullah has ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential "terrorist threats", state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.The U.S.-allied kingdom overcam...


  • WHAT DO I SAY?
    Jul 02 2014 07:19 PM
    The following is a message by Jack Tobin, President of the Special Forces Association, that he posted coincident with Independence Day weekend. I think it will resonate with many of our readers:What Do I Say?As I watch the news, each day it seems the Republic sinks deeper into the abyss that has taken so many great countries. Each day another of our freedoms disappears, taken by faceless bureaucrats, controlled by those who disregard our laws.A neighbor’s son, just graduated from high school, ask about joining the military, I was in a hurry and ask him to come back, what do I say?Two of my son’s, both wounded veterans ask me on...


  • SCOTUS REMINDS OBAMA ABOUT PESKY CONSTITUTION
    Jun 26 2014 02:52 PM
    The Supreme Court delivered a blow Thursday to President Obama, ruling that he went too far in making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. In a unanimous decision, the high court sided with Senate Republicans and limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments. It was the first-ever Supreme Court test involving the long-standing practice of presidents naming appointees when the Senate is on break. In this case, Obama had argued that the Senate was on an extended holiday break when he filled slots at the NLRB in 2012. He argued the brief sessions it held every three da...


  • PUTIN ISSUES HIGH ALERT FOR URAL FORCES
    Jun 21 2014 07:00 AM
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered military forces in central Russia on combat alert as well as a drill of airborne troops, a day after Ukraine ordered a cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels. NATO said earlier this week that Russia has resumed a military build-up on the border with Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting government forces for weeks in a conflict that has left about 300 people dead and displaced over 34,000.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered his forces to cease fire Friday and halt military operations for a week, the first step in a peace plan he hopes will end the fight...