Homeland Security Report NO. 203

This month's Homeland Security Report includes the following:

  • Officer Safety Item
  • GAO Aviation Security Report
  • Free Resources
  • Spoof Card
  • A Spy in Maryland
  • USCG / USMC personnel Killed in mid-air Collision
  • Support our Troops
  • Lighten Up
  • Terrorism Calendar

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Bin Laden's Spiritual Mentor Condemns Ft. Hood Attacks

“The Ft. Hood shootings were so gruesome and inhuman, even Osama Bin Laden’s former spiritual mentor is condemning them — calling the massacre that killed 13 ‘irrational’ and ‘empty of thought,’ according to a translation provided to Danger Room by the NEFA Foundation.

Salman Al-Awdah, a Saudi cleric who played an influential role in Bin Laden’s early radicalism, made the statement during an appearance on his ‘Life is a Word’ show on MBC, a Saudi-owned news and entertainment satellite TV channel, later posting his remarks on his website, Islam Today.”

Domestic crimes may be considered "terrorist" acts

Radical environmentalists may not see themselves as terrorists, but asked whether a terrorism enhancement applies to their sentences for destroying government property, the Seventh Circuit found the issue clear cut.

On Nov. 9, the court affirmed application of U.S.S.G. 3A1.4 to members of the Earth Liberation Front who destroyed several research projects at a U.S. Forest Service facility in Rhinelander.

Obama: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged 9/11 leader, to face justice

“Accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ‘will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice,’ President Obama said Friday.

‘The American people insist on it, and my administration will insist on it,’ Obama told reporters at a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

He was responding to a reporter’s question about media reports that Mohammed will be tried in a federal court in New York, instead of by a military commission.”

Urban Siege in South Asia

Great article by John Sullivan and Adam Elkus “Urban Siege in South Asia” The article speaks to the emerging threats we face and the preparation needed in an effort to prevent and respond to the threats we face. Some may claim this implies “greater police/security apparatus or resources” I submit a not greater, but better trained resource which is the message I take from the article.

Lieberman Suggests Army Shooter Was "Home-Grown Terrorist"

“Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who heads the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, said initial evidence suggested that the alleged shooter, Army Major Nidal Hasan, was a ’self-radicalized, home-grown terrorist’ who had turned to Islamic extremism while under personal stress.

Mr. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, had opened fire Thursday at a soldier processing center at Fort Hood, Tex., killing 13 and wounding 29 in the worst mass shooting on a military facility in the U.S.”

What's a "wanna be" terrorist?

The suspected terrorist the FBI arrested out in Sudbury Massachusetts was a “wanna be” terrorist. He was not accepted into terrorist training camp, commentators explain. As I listen to the discourse of opinions, I ask myself: What is a “wanna be” terrorist and why do so few understand that it is the “wanna be people” of the world who wreak so much havoc on society?

Smaller-Scale Terrorism Plots Pose New and Worrisome Threats, Officials Say

“After disrupting two recent terrorism plots, American intelligence officials are increasingly concerned that extremist groups in Pakistan linked to Al Qaeda are planning smaller operations in the United States that are harder to detect but more likely to succeed than the spectacular attacks they once emphasized, senior counterterrorism officials say.

Female Jihadists Part I: Defining the Role of Women in Jihad

“Strategic Social is pleased to introduce the first in what will be a series of posts on the topic of ‘female jihadists.’ The term ‘female jihadists’ refers to women who are used to actively support violent extremist groups in the Islamic World, ranging from nationalist groups like the remnants of the Iraqi Baath Party, to Muslim Brotherhood-inspired groups like the Palestinian organization HAMAS, to Salafist-jihadists groups like Al-Qaeda.

Sudbury man implicated in foiled terrorist attacks, plotted shopping mall assault

We have been talking about soft targets and emerging threats utilizing swarming tactics and disruption techniques here is an example as well of collaborative efforts to prevent these acts. This is just coming out now more on it later.

Stay Oriented!


Federal authorities say they have foiled plots to launch terrorist attacks inside and outside the United States with the arrest this morning of a 27-year-old man in Sudbury, who they said had discussed with conspirators attacking a shopping mall with automatic weapons.

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