LT Rob Lyon, serving in Iraq I appreciate the support we have been getting here in Iraq. Knowing that folks like you are out there, not just for the support, but to provide much needed diversion, is greatly appreciated.
"Terrorism is not new. Neither are counterterrorism forces. What is
relatively new in the U.S. is the concept of law enforcement SWAT teams
and first responders becoming anti-terrorism / counterterrorism (AT/CT)
operators, or at least AT/CT-capable.
All this is all old news to the Israelis. They’ve been contending with
terrorism on a fairly regular basis since the 1970s, which has given
them plenty of time to design and develop a training methodology and
combat doctrine for their military special operations personnel, law
enforcement SWAT operators, and first responders."
"Bottom line is, if the Virginia Tech PD or
and/or Blacksburg Virginia PD 1st Responders (i.e. patrol officers) and
SWAT operators had received the same training that I received in the IMS Security Advanced Anti-Terrorist SWAT School, perhaps they could have saved more people."
BOTTOM LINE: "When you hear gunshots occuring inside a
structure (i.e. building), you have to go right in and engage the
ACE awaits the report by the independent investigation, for answers to some puzzling images. We saw cops hiding behind a tree with guns drawn as we heard gunfire in the building. Were other officers already inside, and these were ordered to guard the perimeter, or not?
Seeing big-bellied cops trying to run suggests the need for more physical training and exercise.
Turner Broadcasting plans to take responsibility for the "hoax devices"
that were found at several locations in and around Boston Wednesday
that forced police bomb units to scramble throughout the area.
The incidents were part of a marketing campaign that involved a character from the cartoon show "Aqua Teen Hunger Force.""The
'packages' in question are magnetic lights that pose no danger. They
are part of an outdoor marketing campaign in 10 cities in support of
Adult Swim's animated television show 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force,'" Turner
Broadcasting, the parent company of Cartoon Network, said in a
Teachers have one of the deadliest jobs in southern Thailand, with
44 killed by the bombs and bullets of an Islamic insurgency since 2004.
So the teachers are learning how to shoot back.
That teachers -- not to mention
Buddhist monks, bank tellers and motorcycle mechanics -- have become
targets in the insurgency illustrates how badly law and order has
degenerated in southern Thailand since the violence flared in January
2004. Just shows it could be a lot worse here in the States
Clinton administration officials are demanding changes to a forthcoming mini-series tracing the origins of the September 11 attacks.
Never cared for docudramas. ABC should have presented a thoroughly researched documentary. There's plenty of verifiable evidence the Clinton Administration did a poor job of fighting the Islamic Fascists. But, this format will no doubt get more viewers.
The plot to blow up several airliners flying between Britain and the
United States bears a striking resemblance to a plot hatched by al
Qaeda operatives 12 years ago to simultaneously blow up airliners over
One of the chemicals involved was nitrocellulose, a major component in smokeless powder.
Strategy Page describes some other possible liquid explosives, some of which can be made using materials anyone can buy, as has been documented for years. Much of it can be found on the internet, but searching for it might land you on some watch list.
isn't it queer that the emergency is declared within a day of
Republican party leader Ken Mehlman launching an all-out offensive
against Democrats following Joe Lieberman's loss in Connecticut, an
offensive in which Mehlman, the White House and Republican operatives
are claiming that Democrats no longer care about national security or
the war on terror.
And just at that moment we get our FIRST ever red alert. Beam me up, Scotty. Whew! I thought it was real threat for a few hours there! Turns out, it's just politics.