China's Olympic Terror Plot -Was Another Munich in Progess?

Beijing_olympics_2China said this spring that it had uncovered terror plot to kidnap athletes at Beijing Olympic Games. 35 people arrested for plotting to kidnap athletes, journalists, other visitors. "Violent terror gang" based in Xinjiang region behind plot, Ministry of Public Security Spokesman Wu Heping told a news conference.

"We face a real terrorist threat," Wu said. The arrests took place between March 26 and April 6, he said.   

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Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? The Sequel...

250pxdnsd0412769Morgan Spurlock, director of the new film,  Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? with scenes filmed in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, Morocco, Afghanistan and Pakistan could have saved himself a lot of work if he had first viewed Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's interview with Sir David Frost prior to her assassination. Bhutto  said that bin Laden was murdered by a rival turncoat Al Qaeda leader. 

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"Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?" Film Director Morgan Spurlock Explores the Culture of Fear

37939217 In 2004, Morgan Spurlock swept the Sundance Film Festival with his debut documentary "Super Size Me." Four years later, what appears might be this year's hot film, Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? opens on Friday in Los Angeles. The film documents the director’s search for the most wanted man on the planet, with scenes filmed in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, Morocco, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Many people are speculating (or hoping) that Spurlock may have done what the Bush administration and the U.S. government has been unable to do, and actually have found Bin Laden. But, we think not.

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Cyber Security -The Next "Manhattan Project"?

Cyberwar_2_3The USA's Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff warned that the damage caused by a large-scale cyber-attack might result in consequences comparable to the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center buildings in New York. Chertoff cited Russia's little-known cyber-attack on the former Soviet Union nation, Estonia as a possible prelude to more massive attacks on the U.S.

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Scientists Probe "Dark Web" to Snare Terrorists

jpg_2_2 In a non-descript building in Tucson, Hsinchun Chen and his team at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Arizona have created the "Dark Web" project, which aims to systematically collect and analyze all terrorist-generated content on the Web and "digital fingerprints" using the cutting-edge technology and novel new approaches to track the moves of potential terrorists in vast and disturbing corners of the Web, providing an invaluable tool in the global war on terror.

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Stephen Hawking: Climate Change Greatest Threat Facing Planet

Scientist Stephen Hawking described climate change Wednesday as a greater threat to the planet than .

Doomsdayclock Hawking made the remarks as other prominent scientists prepared to push the giant hand of the Doomsday Clock — a symbol of the risk of atomic cataclysm — closer to midnight. The move will mark the fourth time since the end of the Cold War that the clock has ticked forward and Hawking warned that "as citizens of the world, we have a duty to alert the public to the unnecessary risks that we live with every day."

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Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?

Echelon_1   The National Security Agency's Echelon Network surveillance “towers,” known to the world’s intelligence elite as “radomes”—secret interception facilities, function like a giant celestial net, capturing billions of telephone conversations, e-mails, Internet downloads, satellite transmissions, and faxes.

The messages culled each day are searched by supercomputers housed at the Fort Meade Army compound near Chesapeake Bay, where they are scanned by electronic “dictionaries” that capture key words that have been programmed for top-secret review and action. These millions of messages are read in real time as they pour into the station, hour after hour, day after day, the computers searching for intelligence needles in the electronic haystack.

With the increasing intensity of global USA and British electronic and satellite surveillance of al Qaeda, the leadership of the global terrorist groups have gone "dark," an unintended consequence of successful surveillance by NSA and other intelligence sources. Terrorists have switched from using satellite phones and email to employing centuries-old hand-delivered messenger networks, cutouts at Internet cafes, and a vast network of honey stores that have existed throughout the Islamic world since biblical times to generate income and secretly move weapons, drugs, and agents.