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U.S. terror suspects accused of targeting Marine base

“Two men charged in North Carolina last month with plotting terrorist attacks overseas also planned to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, authorities said on Thursday.

The two were among seven suspects arrested in August for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and for conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure people overseas.”

(Source: U.S. terror suspects accused of targeting Marine base | U.S. | Reuters)

FBI Arrests Man Trying To Bomb Fountain Place Skyscraper Downtown – Dallas Texas

Dallas Police have arrested Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year-old Jordanian citizen after he allegedly placed a device described as an inactive car bomb near a skyscraperin downtown Dallas.
Breaking reports say Smadi was charged with “attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.”

Apparently according to news reports, Smadi had been under FBI surveillance for some time after expressing “his desire to commit violent jihad” numerous times.

24 People Reportedly Under Observation in NYC-Colorado Terror Probe

Sept. 22: Washington police cars are stationed outside the Verizon Center stadium, where the Wizards play basketball and the Capitals play hockey.

Sept. 22: Washington police cars are stationed outside the Verizon Center stadium, where the Wizards play basketball and the Capitals play hockey.

Terror suspect held without bail; alert issued

“An airport shuttle driver under arrest in Colorado may have been planning with others to detonate backpack bombs on New York City trains in a terrorism plot similar to past attacks on London’s and Madrid’s mass-transit systems, officials said.

The investigation into the possible terror plot has prompted counterterrorism officials to warn mass-transit systems around the nation to step up patrols.

Officials Worry NY Terror Plot 'Still Alive' as Case Broadens

Law enforcement officials say the alleged terror plot against New York City may be "still alive" despite the arrest of its alleged ringleader, 24-year-old Najibullah Zazi of Denver, Colorado.

"I have never been so worried," said one senior law enforcement official with more than a dozen years of experience in counter-terrorism investigations.

Target Of NYC Bomb Plot Probe Skips Questioning

A man under investigation in a terrorism probe in New York and Colorado didn't report for a fourth day of FBI questioning Saturday so he could spend a much-needed day with his attorney, the attorney's spokeswoman said.

Zazi had been scheduled to go to the Federal Building in Denver on Saturday. But Wendy Aiello, a spokeswoman for Zazi's defense team, told The Associated Press that Zazi and his attorney contacted the FBI to cancel the meeting.

FBI Arrests Afghan Men Connected With Terrorism Probe

Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested three men from Afghanistan on charges of making false statements in connection with a terrorist investigation, according to the Department of Justice.

Federal authorities in Colorado arrested Najibullah Zazi, 24, and his father, Mohammed Wali Zazi, 53, the Justice Department said in an e-mailed statement. The third man, Ahmad Wais Afzali, 37, was apprehended in New York.

Eight Years After 9/11: Why Osama bin Laden Failed By Tony Karon

The moon rises over lower Manhattan as the "Tribute in Lights" illuminates the sky on the anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2008

Al-Qaida: Tales from Bin Laden's volunteers

Eight years after the attack on New York, intelligence reports from captured western recruits suggest the terror network is weakening

Al-Qaida propaganda photograph showing explosives training in Algeria

Al-Qaida propaganda photograph showing explosives training in Algeria. Photograph: Redux/The New York Times

DHS: How many terrorist did you catch today? by Chris Battle

I am still a bit surprised when I hear this question: How many terrorists has the Department of Homeland Security caught? Probably for most employees at DHS, it’s an odd question. Which is why it’s a critical public relations matter. Most Americans still don’t understand the mission of DHS.

Why is it an odd question? It’s not DHS’s job to catch terrorists, per se.

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