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AP/M. Spencer Green

2 NATO Protesters Arrested, Charged With Terrorism

Two men involved in the NATO summit protests in Chicago are being held on separate terrorism charges. One is accused of making a false threat about blowing up a highway overpass. The other is charged with discussing the making of a pipe bomb.

Posted on May 21, 2012 READ MORE

Obama: ‘Two Suspicious Packages’ Caught En Route to U.S.

On Friday, President Obama announced that he’d been told Thursday night about two suspicious packages heading to the U.S. from Yemen that turned out to contain explosives and represented a terrorist threat.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 READ MORE

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Explosives-Laden Truck Detonates, Kills 25 in Afghanistan

An overturned truck filled with timber and, it turned out, explosives blew up early Thursday morning in Logar province, Afghanistan, killing 25 people. Thirteen of the victims were children on their way to school, according to the Associated Press.

Posted on Jul 9, 2009 READ MORE

N.Y. Terror Suspects Were ‘Homegrown’

The four men arrested Wednesday night for allegedly planning to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and gun down military planes were “not connected to another terrorist group,” New York Sen. Charles Schumer said in a statement Thursday.

Posted on May 21, 2009 READ MORE

America’s Largest Nuclear Plant Put on Lockdown

A contract worker who was apparently attempting to bring a small explosive device onto the grounds of Arizona’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station on Friday was stopped and detained, according to the Associated Press, and officials would not let anyone enter or leave the plant after the incident.

Posted on Nov 2, 2007 READ MORE

Bombs Are Mileposts on Road to Civil War

More roadside bombs were planted in July than in any other month during the Iraq war, indicating a sharp rise in violence as the country moves toward all-out civil war.  According to data obtained by The New York Times, 2,625 devices either exploded or were discovered in July, compared with 1,454 in January.

Posted on Aug 17, 2006 READ MORE

Worst Timing Ever for Bush & Co.

While the British plane-bombing suspects allegedly were planning their attacks, the Bush administration was seeking to quietly divert funds for developing new technologies that could have scanned for liquid explosives.

Posted on Aug 12, 2006 READ MORE

liquids in public
From Boing Boing

Mixing Explosive Liquids in a Crowd

Like, we don’t know, but ... it may be a bad idea to combine potentially explosive liquids in trash bins near big crowds. (h/t: Boing Boing)

  • Also, John at AMERICAblog wants to know: If liquid explosives were suspected back in a 1995 plane bombing plot, why have liquids been allowed on planes since then, and now suddenly they’re not?

    Posted on Aug 11, 2006 READ MORE

  • Liquids on a Plane

    First Snakes, Now Liquids (on a Plane)

    It was looking like snakes were going to be the biggest threat to planes this summer, but energy drink bottles filled with explosive liquids turned out to be the real problem.

  • Check out the TSA’s hours-old official ban on liquids on planes.
  • Update #1: The terrorists were apparently “planning to smuggle hydrogen peroxide-based liquid/slurry explosives” (whatever that is) in the bottles, according to U.S. News.
  • Update #2
  • Someone came up with a fitting graphic (above)

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE

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