Monday, November 06, 2006

National Terrorism Alert Center Week in Review 11/06/2006

Courtesy of National Terror Alert Response Center

MONITORING: Heinz Field Arrests Spur Terror Response
November 5th, 2006

Two Carnegie Mellon University students caught trying to sneak into Heinz Field in the middle of the night purportedly to film a music video prompted an anti-terrorist response that included pumped-up security at yesterday’s Steelers game against the Broncos.

Sudeep Paul, 21, of Woodbury, N.Y., and Anand Shankar Durvasula, 20, of Morgan Hill, Calif., were arraigned last night after the two Carnegie Mellon University students were accused of trying to sneak into Heinz Field early yesterday.

The two young men were being held last night in the Allegheny County Jail on $1 million straight bond each.

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Frank W. Dunham Jr. Defended Terrorism Suspect
November 5th, 2006

Frank W. Dunham Jr., 64, who fought for Zacarias Moussaoui and other well-known terrorism suspects as the first federal public defender in Alexandria, died Nov. 3 at his Alexandria home.

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Homeland Security Data Fusion Centers
November 5th, 2006

The Homeland Security Department hopes to improve information sharing with state and local government fusion centers by giving those centers intelligence officers and an advanced communications network for classified information, a senior official said Friday.

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Bank Customer Stirs Terror Probe
November 4th, 2006

Something about the chubby middle-aged man didn’t sit right with eagle-eyed employees at the Commerce Bank in Drexel Hill on Wednesday.

According to sources: “There are a lot of red flags here, we don’t know if we have an identity-theft issue; we don’t know if we have a money-laundering issue, or a terrorist connection.”

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Six Arab States Join Rush To Go Nuclear

November 3rd, 2006

The spectre of a nuclear race in the Middle East was raised yesterday when six Arab states announced that they were embarking on programmes to master atomic technology. The countries involved were named by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Tunisia and the UAE have also shown interest.

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U.S. Speeds Up Attack Plans For North Korea
November 3rd, 2006

The Pentagon has stepped up planning for attacks against North Korea’s nuclear program and is bolstering nuclear forces in Asia, said defense officials familiar with the highly secret process.

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Los Alamos Lab Breach Could Be Devastating
November 3rd, 2006

The recent security breach at Los Alamos National Laboratory was very serious, with sensitive materials being taken out of the facility possibly including information on how to deactivate locks on nuclear weapons.

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Terrorists, Materials Smuggled Across Border
November 3rd, 2006

A Newschannel 5 investigation reveals suspected terrorists are hiding inside the U.S. and they got here by sneaking across the Mexican border. “What we’ve been reporting for more than a year has been confirmed by a government report just released”.

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Pitt and Jolie Receive Death Threats From al Qaeda
November 3rd, 2006

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have received threats on their lives from members of terrorist group al Qaeda.

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U.S. To Screen All Who Cross Borders
November 3rd, 2006

The federal government disclosed details Thursday of a border-security program to screen all people who enter and leave the United States, create a terrorism risk profile of each individual and retain that information for up to 40 years.

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Paris: Terror Suspects On Airport Staff
November 2nd, 2006

Up To a dozen workers at Paris Charles de Gaulle have access to the most sensitive areas of the airport, despite being suspected of links to Islamic terrorism, it emerged yesterday.

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Could al-Qaeda Build Nuke Inside U.S.
November 2nd, 2006

Terrorists could assemble a small group of fewer than 20 to construct a Hiroshima-size nuclear bomb, purchase the fissionable uranium needed and transport it to the U.S. city of their choice for less than $10 million, says a new report published in the November-December issue of Foreign Policy.

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Plane Terror Plot Possibly Targeted U.S. Cities
November 2nd, 2006

A group of alleged terrorists arrested in London in August planned to blow up airliners over U.S. cities to maximize casualties, rather than over the Atlantic Ocean as many intelligence officials originally thought, according to recent remarks by a senior FBI official.

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