Bin Laden endorses bomb attempt on US plane – AP

CAIRO – Osama bin Laden endorsed the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and threatened new attacks against the United States in an audio message released Sunday that appeared aimed at asserting he maintains some direct command over al-Qaida-inspired offshoots. However, U.S. officials and several researchers who track terrorist groups […]

Failed attempt to kill Israeli envoy in Jordan – Jerusalem Post

A bomb exploded near a two-car convoy belonging to Israel’s embassy in Jordan on Thursday afternoon. The cars were making their way to Amman. No one was hurt in the incident and the vehicles continued to their destination shortly thereafter. The Foreign Ministry received a briefing on the incident. According to several reports, the ambassador […]

Gauging the Iranian Threat

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Should Israel – and the world – worry about nuclear-armed mullahs?

Tunku Varadarajan: End Political Correctness on Terror – The Daily Beast

The Obama administration has announced that citizens of 14 selected countries—as well as travelers whose itineraries have taken them through any of these countries—will be subjected to enhanced scrutiny before they board planes to the United States, including full-body pat-downs. The countries comprise four “state sponsors of terrorism” (Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria) and 10 […]

James Kirchick: Why shouldn’t we waterboard Abdulmutallab? – Daily News

Picture this hypothetical situation: A member of Al Qaeda boards a transatlantic flight bearing 269 passengers and crew headed for a major American city – let’s just say Detroit – with powdered explosives stitched into his undergarments. As the plane makes its final descent, the terrorist at this point in our narrative, that’s what he […]

Panic room saved artist Kurt Westergaard from Islamist assassin – Times Online

Just when Denmark thought the worst was over, Islamic fury has come back to haunt it with an assassination attempt on the artist whose cartoon of the prophet Muhammad as a suicide bomber had an explosive impact four years ago on the Muslim world.An axe-wielding Somali extremist broke into the home of Kurt Westergaard on […]

Flight 253 and Counterterror’s Epic Fail – by Robert Spencer

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A failed jihad attack exposes the failure of anti-terror efforts.

Iran’s Smoking Nuclear Gun – by Matt Gurney

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Is Tehran finally out of excuses?

Secret document exposes Iran’s nuclear trigger – London Times

Confidential intelligence documents obtained by The Times show that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb.The notes, from Iran’s most sensitive military nuclear project, describe a four-year plan to test a neutron initiator, the component of a nuclear bomb that triggers an explosion. Foreign intelligence agencies date them to […]