‘¡Adios, Ambassador!’ Say Chavez and Morales

Sep 12, 2008
Two Latin American leaders, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Bolivia's Evo Morales, expelled the U.S. ambassadors to their nations after claiming that the American embassies in both countries were supporting rebel groups aimed at toppling their governments. Salvador Allende and Jacobo Arbenz were unavailable for comment.
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Questioning 9/11 … With Caution

Aug 30, 2007
Since the terrorist attacks on the US, many prominent journalists have repeatedly been asked the same questions, as The Independent's Robert Fisk describes in this piece: "Why, if you believe you're a free journalist, don't you report what you really know about 9/11? Why don't you reveal the secrets behind 9/11?" Here, Fisk carefully poses some questions of his own -- after addressing a familiar figure he calls the "raver".

Second Terror Plot in Two Days for UK

Jul 1, 2007
Two men have been detained for allegedly attempting to drive a flaming Jeep Cherokee into the main terminal at Glasgow Airport. Only a day before, two cars were found in London packed with explosives and nails. Britain's national terrorism threat level remains "critical," the highest possible.

FBI Foils JFK Bomb Plot

Jun 3, 2007
Four men, including a former cabinet minister from Guyana, have been arrested for plotting to bomb the jet fuel pipeline at New York's John F. Kennedy airport. They never got beyond the planning and research stage, but the FBI was able to gather fairly incriminating evidence. Once again, investigation and police work have managed to thwart terrorism where stealth bombers and tanks have failed.

Judge Throws Out Terror Case

Dec 14, 2006
A judge in Pakistan has dropped the terrorism charges against one of the alleged leaders of the London airline bomb plot. Britain, undeterred by the ruling in favor of Rashid Rauf, says it will move ahead with its case against co-conspiracy suspects in its custody.

Pakistan Called ?Hub? of Airline Terror Plot

Aug 13, 2006
U.S. and European officials have traced major support for the recently foiled aircraft terror plot to Pakistan, though they praised the Pakistani government for its ?vital? role in unraveling the scheme. Investigators said the operation drew financial and logistical support from Karachi and Lahore, and at least 17 of those in British custody are said to have ties to Pakistan.

Bush Staffer on Terror Plots: ‘This Is Going to Play Big’

Aug 11, 2006
In the wake of the foiled terrorist plots to explode passenger jets in midair, a White House official told an AFP reporter on Thursday, "Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big" as a political opportunity for the GOP. The AFP reporter was merciless in his reporting, noting that Bush & Co. have been tarring Democrats as soft on terrorism the past few days -- knowing full well that news of the terror plot could break at any moment.

Lieberman Seeks to Exploit Terror News for Political Gain

Aug 10, 2006
Sen Joe Lieberman seized upon news of the foiled British plane bombers to say that a victory for his Democratic rival, Ned Lamont, in November would constitute a victory for the terrorists You know, when John at AMERICAblog asked who was going to be the first one to exploit this situation for political gain, he thought it would at least be a Republican.

First Snakes, Now Liquids (on a Plane)

Aug 10, 2006
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 News Update #2Someone came up with a fitting graphic (above).