"At the finish line of the Boston Marathon, two explosions have left multiple people injured."
. CBS Boston has a live video feed up
of the finish line.
“No, no. Academia is now part of the real world. Everything goes.” Just before dawn, on August 24, 1970
, Dwight and Karl Armstrong, Leo Burt, and David Fine parked a van
outside Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin. The van was filled with ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, and when it blew
, it killed Robert Fassnacht
, a young physicist working through the night. The Army Mathematics Research Center, the bombing's target, was untouched. The bombers, known as the "New Year's Gang," went underground, and enthusiasm for the radical movement in Madison was permanently dampened. The University of Wisconsin collection of transcribed interviews about the Sterling Hall Bombing
. [more inside]
The recent bombing of a a Shi’ite mosque
in SE Iran by the Sunni Muslim rebel group Jundullah
raises again the question of whether the US is in bed with the enemy
. The Groups leader Abdolmalek Rigi was recently executed
by the Iranians.
In 2007 ABC News reported on The Secret War Against Iran
"Some former CIA officers say the arrangement is reminiscent of how the U.S. government used proxy armies, funded by other countries including Saudi Arabia, to destabilize the government of Nicaragua in the 1980s”.
Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the bombing of the King David Hotel
in Jerusalem by the Zionist Irgun
organization, which killed 92 people. Bibi Netanyahu attended a celebration
of the event.
Answering the "Glass Mecca" Strategy.
Regarding the comments by Rep. Tom Tancredo
offering the nuclear terrorist attack response of "nuking Mecca.”
First person account of London Tube Bombing:
"Fate is a strange thing. On this particular day a series of events transpired such that I ended up on a Tube train that was destroyed by terrorists. Fortunately it was only the carriage in front of me, but tragically it resulted in a serious amount of injuries. This is my story." (via Waxy
Major Incident on London Underground
reported. Anyone have any further information?
It's been nearly 20 years since Air India Flight 182
crashed into the ocean off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 people aboard, after a bomb went off in the luggage compartment. Today, the two main suspects in the case were acquitted. Families of the victims are upset
. Of the 329 victims
, 82 of them were under the age of 12. Let's take a moment to remember them; victims of one of the worst terrorist acts prior to September 11th, 2001.
Scores die in Madrid bomb carnage.
A string of deadly blasts has hit three Madrid train stations during the rush hour with latest reports speaking of at least 131 people killed.
With the trial of the bali bombers underway, a bomb
has been exploded in the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta's CBD. Deaths have been reported here on Australian TV at 13, with over 120 injured, although these figures are expected to rise. The BBC
is reporting on the experiences of those at the scene.
Nuke Not Nuke Not News?
*I do not endorse the source
* However, one should consider the implications if this
time it's not
a fantasy. Are nuclear weapons now a poor-man's weapon? Is it time to call James Bond?
was a 19-year-old Jewish seminary student from Glasgow, Scotland, studying in Israel. He was fatally wounded in Thursday's bus bombing in Tel Aviv
, but his family donated one of his kidneys to save the life of an eight-year-old girl. Her name is Yasmin Abu Ramila, and she is Palestinian
Angering Arabs for Dummies,
By Ariel Sharon. "Israel will respond to acts of terror by capturing PA territory," says Sharon. How, exactly, will this stop the bombings? Sorry for the I/P post, but this seems fairly important.
U.S. Consulate attacked in Karachi, Pakistan.
No one has claimed responsibility for the car bombing that has left 8 dead and another 40+ injured.
Who bombed Judi Bari?
We'll likely never know because of FBI bungling. Pursue and blame the victim
to stifle activist speech. So is this a running theme at the FBI?
Judge May Reject Olson Guilty Plea
"A day after Sara Jane Olson pleaded guilty to attempted bombing charges and then denied her guilt outside the courtroom, a Los Angeles judge announced he will hold a hearing next week to decide whether to toss out the plea."
Even if she's actually innocent, I can't help but think the former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive should've kept her mouth shut until after the sentencing at least.
The LA Times
isn't very sympathetic, either.
Bush warned of G-8 terrorist threat
Bin Laden's recruitment video shows them
taking shots at a video image of Clinton, and possibly a link with the bombing of the Cole. Also, speculation on moving the summit
U.S. Embassy bomber given life sentence.
This is kind of the flipside of the McVeigh execution; Saudi man helps bomb the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi which kills 213 people. Jury cannot agree to execute him, as some believe he would become a martyr for the cause, and others believe this wouldn't "alleviate the suffering of the victims or family members". Why is this any different from the McVeigh situation?
It was "clearly a big device"
, which contained high explosives. Set by what appears to be the IRA outside of the BBC headquarters in London. Clues were given via coded messages phoned into a hospital and an "unnamed charitable trust" much in the same way as when the M16 building was attacked with a rocket last year.
Forget Osama bin-laden
. The Irish
can be dangerous as well.