Posts Tagged ‘ AL QAEDA ’


An internal memo obtained by The Associated Press says the FBI has received a “plausible but unsubstantiated” report that al-Qaida terrorists in late September may have discussed attacking the subway system.

“We have no specific details to confirm that this plot has developed beyond aspirational planning, but we are issuing this warning out of concern that such an attack could possibly be conducted during the forthcoming holiday season,” the report said, according to the Associated Press.

Cafferty File: Should the U.S. attack al Qaeda without permission?

FROM CNN’s Jack Cafferty:

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, remember him? The incompetent boob a chorus of retired generals and admirals called on to resign because of his incompetence and inability to lead our military? He finally quit in November of 2006.

Well guess what? According to a report in the New York Times, Secretary Rumsfeld authorized a classified order back in 2004 that allows the U.S. military to carry out broad and secret attacks against al Qaeda even if those attacks occur inside countries we’re not at war with. In other words, these controversial strikes of late inside Syria and Pakistan are just fine according to Rumsfeld, whether the governments or people of those countries like us waging war inside their borders or not.

More than a half-dozen current and former military and security officials confirmed this to the New York Times. The measure gives the U.S. military the power to attack al Qaeda anywhere in the world.

Most of these attacks, when they occur, are carried out by U.S. Special Forces in conjunction with the C.I.A.

Here’s my question to you: Should the U.S. be attacking al Qaeda in foreign countries without permission?

Senator Joe Lieberman Wants To CENSORE Youtube!

F.B.I. hits the 100-year mark

From Al Capone to al Qaeda

An FBI agent demonstrates new technology in the 1940s: a field telephone. (FBI)

FBI at 100: From Al Capone to al Qaeda

The FBI earned its reputation hunting down bank robbers and other outlaws in the heydays of Bonnie and Clyde and Al Capone. Now, as it hits the century mark, the agency’s mission has changed. Instead of toting Tommy guns, robbing banks and running numbers rackets, today’s Public Enemy No. 1 is more likely to be carrying box cutters, mixing dirty bomb ingredients and plotting mass casualties. full story

Al Qaeda May Watch C-SPAN’

Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, David Addington, appeared in front of the House Judiciary today to testify on interrogation techniques employed at Guantanamo Bay that were approved by the Bush Admininstration.

Addington got a bit testy during questioning by Democratic Representative Bill Delahunt.

Think Progess caught the video: