Rorschach and Awe.
"America's coercive interrogation methods were reverse-engineered by two C.I.A. psychologists who had spent their careers training U.S. soldiers to endure Communist-style torture techniques. The spread of these tactics was fueled by a myth about a critical 'black site' operation."
posted by homunculus
on Jul 31, 2007 -
It's been said before
that trance, and DJ Tiësto in particular, are evil. Some
may've taken that idea a little too seriously.
posted by flaterik
on May 30, 2007 -
The Global Terrorism Database
is now available online. It includes information on more than 27,000 bombings, 13,000 assassinations, and 2,800 kidnappings. With 2D and 3D georeferences for some incidents. The interactive map isn't working for me though.
posted by tellurian
on May 24, 2007 -
exploded outside the Mecca Masjid
today as people were offering their Friday Prayers. Out of the more than 8,000 worshippers present, a total of 12 have been reported dead, and 50 injured. Also, this comes in the wake of the violence that has been taking place in the State of Punjab
posted by hadjiboy
on May 18, 2007 -
Whether you are a normal searcher, someone trying to download illegal material, a terrorist looking to build a bomb, or just hunting porn, we at Patriot Search welcome you!
Our mission is to provide the best possible search engine to you while at the same time, making sure the government is informed should you search for something obscure, illegal, or unpatriotic
posted by Postroad
on Apr 15, 2007 -
The greatest enigma of the US "war on terror":
He was an intelligence officer of the Egyptian army
, a CIA agent
, a drill seargent and instructor at Fort Bragg
, an FBI informant
, and Al Qaeda's number one man inside the US
. He was directly or indirectly involved in the assassination of Anwar Sadat
, the 1993 WTC bombing
, the bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
, and 9/11
. He trained al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan and Sudan
and wrote manuals on intelligence, terrorism and asymmetric warfare while living in Silicon Valley with his American wife
. He plea bargained, never went to trial, and may be free or in witness protection today
. Incidentally, he is barely mentioned
in the 9/11 Commission report
. Is there some sort of conspiracy
or are officials simply afraid of having their gross negligence exposed
posted by inoculatedcities
on Mar 5, 2007 -
The Next Attack.
"Terrorists in Iraq are becoming proficient at blowing up
oil refineries. Similar plants in a handful of American
cities represent our greatest vulnerability. We could
easily be making them less dangerous. But we’re not." And one of the key players in keeping things that way happens to be Dick Cheney’s son-in-law
posted by homunculus
on Mar 1, 2007 -
"Is the Administration’s new policy aiding our enemies in the war on terrorism?" New article by Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker.
posted by homunculus
on Feb 25, 2007 -
Sixty-seven scenes of torture in five seasons. Is 24 responsible
for an increase
in real-life torture? They at least feel guilty enough to meet up
with some actual interrogators encouraging them to make their torture scenes more authentic. But it's not just 24
- torture is becoming more prevalent
on all American television.
posted by meech
on Feb 12, 2007 -
Jan. 11, 2002, the first 20 detainees, shackled and blindfolded, arrived from Afghanistan .... and since then, nearly 800 prisoners have passed through the detention center in southeastern Cuba.
To mark the anniversary, demonstrations are planned Thursday in New York, London, Sydney, Australia, and other cities as well as dozens of small towns in the United States and Britain.
Gitmo Detainees Join Hunger Strike
.... & ....
WikiPeidia History Article
posted by Bodyguard
on Jan 11, 2007 -
Iraq: The Lost Generation.
This 47 minute long documentary was filmed by an anonymous Iraqi journalist. Broadcast on the UK's Channel 4 in November, it tells the stories of several young Iraqis whose lives have been changed by the invasion and occupation of their country.
posted by washburn
on Jan 7, 2007 -
Operation Red Dog.
"The group of [N]eo-Nazis planned to travel from New Orleans to Dominica on a chartered boat, land at night in rubber boats, meet up with John and his guerrilla force of disgruntled army veterans and Rastafarian rebels, and then lay waste to Dominica's police force and political leaders." Of those Neo-Nazis, Don Black would go on to marry David Duke's ex-wife and found the notorious racist site Stormfront
. Another of the gaggle, Wolfgang Droege, would get fatally shot
by a man who was convinced that he'd installed surveillance and tunnels into his house as revenge for the time he'd laughed at Mr. Droege.
posted by Sticherbeast
on Dec 26, 2006 -
in the middle of the road are becoming more used in the UK to physically enforce traffic restrictions
, such as roads open only to buses and taxis. But some drivers in Manchester think the law doesn't apply to them. See what happens
when they try to tailgate behind authorized vehicles. Also, see a video
of what happens when a loaded lorry is rammed into an anti-terrorist rising bollard at full speed.
posted by grouse
on Dec 15, 2006 -
There is a killer
lurking in your local auto wrecking yard. Sodium Azide
, the chemical used in automobile air bags, is available to anyone who asks for it. Conceivably anyone could obtain several pounds of this poison, yet it takes only a few grams to kill
. A late model SUV will have enough in it's air bags to kill a couple of hundred people
It explodes. It kills
on contact with the skin. It kills via air, food, or water. It is odorless and colorless
. There is no antidote. Even minor exposure will result in permanent damage to brain cells.
University of Arizona atmospheric scientist Eric Betterton
was one of the first to expose the hazards of this unregulated material in 2000. The author J. A. Jance used it as the poison of choice in her book 'Partners in Crime
The perfect terrorist weapon
? It would seem so, but the Federal government doesn't regulate it's post-manufacture distribution. Got a grudge? Go pick up a few hundred pounds
posted by altman
on Dec 1, 2006 -
Newsfilter: U.S. Seeks Silence on CIA Prisons
"The Bush administration has told a federal judge that terrorism suspects held in secret CIA prisons should not be allowed to reveal details of the "alternative interrogation methods that their captors used to get them to talk...the government, in trying to block lawyers' access to the 14 detainees, effectively asserts that the detainees' experiences are a secret that should never be shared with the public."
Previously: (1) (2)
posted by StopMakingSense
on Nov 4, 2006 -