Do you know these men? Contact the FBI if you do.
FBI says they are considered armed and dangerous.
Posted in BOSTON BOMBING, Boston Marthon Bombing, tagged Boston Bombing, Boston Bombings, Boston Bombings Investigation, Boston Bombings Suspect, Boston Marathon, Boston Marathon 2013, Boston Marathon Bombing, Boston Marathon Suspect Photo, Boston Terror Attack, Crime News, FBI, FBI Investigation Marathon, Martin Richard, Video on April 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Boston Marthon Bombing, FBI, FBI Suspects, Video, Violence, tagged Boston Bombing, Boston Bombings, Boston Bombings Investigation, Boston Bombings Suspect, Boston Marathon, Boston Marathon 2013, Boston Marathon Bombing, Boston Marathon Suspect Photo, Boston Terror Attack, Crime News, FBI, FBI Investigation Marathon, Martin Richard, Video on April 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
FBI says they are considered armed and dangerous!!!
Authorities released photographs of two individuals — identified as “Suspect 1″ and “Suspect 2″ — wanted in connection to the pair of deadly blasts at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday.
The images, revealed from behind two black poster boards, show the two individuals walking through a crowd near Boylston Street moments before the terror attack, which killed three people and wounded at least 180 others.
“These images should be the only ones that the public should use to assist us,” FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers said in a Thursday press conference, discouraging people from paying attention to unofficial photos published in the mainstream media and on the Internet.
“The only photos that should be officially relied on are the ones before you,” DesLauriers said.
“Suspect 1″ is wearing a dark hat, “Suspect 2″ is wearing a white hat. “Suspect 2″ dropped a backpack at the site of the second explosion, DesLauriers said.
BBC, 22 July, 2011
The FBI plans to contact the actor Jude Law following claims that his mobile phone was hacked during a visit to the US, officials have told the BBC.
It is alleged that a 2003 story by the News of the World newspaper was based on information from Law’s voicemail.
If the accusation were true, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation could face charges in the US.
The FBI is already investigating claims the Sunday tabloid tried to hack the phones of victims of the 9/11 attacks.
It was alleged in a lawsuit filed by Law last week that his phone and that of his personal assistant, Ben Jackson, had been hacked by the News of the World while the pair were at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport.
Posted in Domestic Terrorism, Right Wing, Right-Wing Extremists, tagged Denver News, domestic terrorism, FBI, Fbi Investigation, isolated incidents, Possible Suspect Colorado, Possible Suspect In 4/20 Bombing, Right-wing extremism, right-wing violence, Southwest Plaza Mall, Southwest Plaza Mall Bomb on April 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
April 25, 2011 08:00 AM
[Video from Denver's Channel 9 News]
John earlier reported on a bizarre case involving an attempted bombing of a mall in Littleton, Colorado, on the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in that town last Wednesday.
It seems they’re catching up to the would-be bomber — or at least, they’ve identified him:
Earl Albert Moore, 65, served a federal prison sentence for bank robbery and was released just seven days before authorities believe he left a poorly crafted bomb in a stairwell in Jefferson County’s Southwest Plaza Mall.
Authorities found a small fire, two propane tanks and a crude pipe bomb on Wednesday, the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, which prompted mass evacuations and put a community on edge.
Records from the Federal Bureau of Prisons show Moore was released from custody April 13 and remained on supervised parole at the time of the alleged bomb attempt.
Court records show he robbed a West Virginia bank of $2,546, assaulted a bank employee and used a deadly weapon in the course of the 2005 robbery.
It also appears that he has quite a background — including both a tax-resistance case and at least one very interesting tattoo:
Moore’s criminal record in Colorado dates back to 1984 with a drug possession charge. He served six months in state prison on a felony burglary charge out of Arapahoe County in 2004.
Posted in Dove World Outreach, Islam, President Obama, Quran, Religion, tagged Burn a Quran, Charlie Crist, Christianity, Dove World Outreach, FBI, Free Speech, Gainesville, Islam, Koran, Protests, Quran Burn, Quran Burning, Quran Burning Canceled, Quran Burning Ceremony, Quran Burning In Florida, Quran Burning In Gainesville, Terry Jones on September 9, 2010 | 6 Comments »
AP / Huffington Post First Posted: 09- 9-10 05:06 PM | Updated: 09- 9-10 05:55 PM
The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy says he is canceling plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11.
Pastor Terry Jones claimed Thursday that he decided to cancel his protest because the leader of a planned Islamic Center near Ground Zero has agreed to move its controversial location.
However, Imam Rauf, the leader of the proposed center did not make a deal and has never talked to Pastor Terry Jones, Park51 officials tell Huffington Post, adding that they are open to all solutions and that the proposed Islamic cultural center is open to dialogue and reconciliation with the community in lower Manhattan.
Jones’ plans to burn Islam’s holiest text Saturday sparked an international outcry.
President Barack Obama, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan and several Christian leaders had urged Jones to reconsider his plans. They said his actions would endanger U.S. soldiers and provide a strong recruitment tool for Islamic extremists. Jones’ protest also drew criticism from religious and political leaders from across the Muslim world.
Posted in America, bush, Bush Administration, Iran, iraq, iraq war, Israel, war, wmd, tagged Condoleezza Rice, FBI, Iran, iraq, Israel, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Saddam Hussein, Tariq Aziz, Tony Blair, U.S. foreign policy, William Blum, wmd on August 5, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
William Blum, Foreign Policy Journal, August 5, 2010
If and when the United States and Israel bomb Iran (marking the sixth country so blessed by Barack Obama) and this sad old world has a new daily horror show to look at on their TV sets, and we then discover that Iran was not actually building nuclear weapons after all, the American mainstream media and the benighted American mind will ask: “Why didn’t they tell us that? Did they want us to bomb them?”
The same questions were asked about Iraq following the discovery that Saddam Hussein didn’t in fact have any weapons of mass destruction. However, in actuality, before the US invasion Iraqi officials had stated clearly on repeated occasions that they had no such weapons. I’m reminded of this by the recent news report about Hans Blix, former chief United Nations weapons inspector, who led a doomed hunt for WMD in Iraq. Last week he told the British inquiry into the March 2003 invasion that those who were “100 percent certain there were weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq turned out to have “less than zero percent knowledge” of where the purported hidden caches might be. He testified that he had warned British Prime Minister Tony Blair in a February 2003 meeting — as well as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in separate talks — that Hussein might have no weapons of mass destruction.
Posted in Coal, FBI, Massey Energy Co, tagged FBI, Fbi Massey Energy, Massey Bribery, Massey Energy, Mine Disaster, Mine Health And Safety Administration, Msha, Msha Bribery, Upper Big Branch Mine on April 30, 2010 | 1 Comment »
AP/The Huffington Post First Posted: 04-30-10 11:19 AM | Updated: 04-30-10 11:40 AM
NPR News reports that the FBI is investigating the possible bribery of federal officials overseeing mining industry regulation by Massey Energy, the owner of the Upper Big Branch mine that exploded three weeks ago, killing 29 miners.
“The Mine Safety and Health Administration is the target of a federal criminal investigation,” NPR notes, and “FBI agents are also exploring potential criminal negligence on the part of Massey Energy.”
The nation’s top mine safety official told lawmakers earlier this week that the government will start going directly to federal court to shut down mines that make a habit of ignoring safety.
Joe Main, director of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, said his agency has had the power to seek federal injunctions for years, but has never tried to use it.
“I can’t speak for past administrations,” Main said during the Senate’s first hearing on the accident that killed 29 men. “We’re going to use it.”
Main also called for a slew of other legal and regulatory reforms to beef up safety enforcement in the wake of this month’s deadly explosion at a mine in West Virginia.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee convened the hearing to look at weaknesses in current laws that encourage mine operators and companies in other industries to challenge safety violations to delay stiffer penalties.
A nice catch from the Wall Street Journal: A court document in the Hutaree case appears to have inadvertently revealed that an undercover FBI agent was involved in bringing down the Christian militia group.
The indictments of the nine Hutaree members — charged in an alleged plot to kill police — show up in a court record database on March 23. But the indictments were still sealed at the time. The Feds didn’t make arrests until this past weekend.
The now-unsealed records show that on March 26, a correction was made to the indictment of one of the men, Thomas Piatek, because his middle name was listed wrong in the indictment and arrest warrant.
In the document noting the correction, this passage appears:
“The evidence presented before the Grand Jury … included the sworn testimony of a law enforcement officer that the person pictured therein is the person known by a Cooperating Witness and an undercover FBI agent … “
So there you have it — there was an undercover agent and a cooperating witness who positively identified Piatek. We’re pretty sure there’s a good story behind this one …
Posted in Austin Plane Crash, Bailout, Joe Stack, tagged Airplane Crash Austin, Austin, Austin Airplane Crash, Austin And Small Plane, Austin Crash, Austin Plane, Austin Plane Crash, Austin Plane Crash 2010, Austin Texas News, Austin-Texas, Bailout, FBI, IRS, Joe Stack, News 8 Austin, Plane Crash Austin, Plane Crash Austin Building, Plane Crash In Austin, Plane Crash Texas, Texas on February 18, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Joe Stack, the Texas man who this morning, say law enforcement officials, flew a plane into an Austin building that houses a local IRS office, appears to be the author of a lengthy online screed, lashing out at the IRS, the federal government, and big corporations, and referring to his coming death.
The rant reflects many of the same populist, anti-government, anti-tax, and anti-corporate themes that have surfaced around the country over the last year. It is entitled, and concludes: “Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.”
Stack’s Austin home was on fire this morning, at roughly the same time that he’s said to have crashed his plane, according to the Austin-American Statesman.
Stack died in the crash, officials have confirmed. The paper adds that an IRS revenue collection agent who worked on the building’s second floor is missing, according to another revenue agent who worked in the building. The building, known as the Echelon 1 Building, houses about 190 IRS employees, according to a statement from the agency.
The FAA has said the crash appears to be a “criminal act” and that the FBI would take the lead in investigating the incident. But federal officials have said they don’t consider the crash to be a terrorist attack, according to the New York Times.
In the message, posted at the site EmbeddedArt.com, Stack, a software engineer, writes that the idea of “No Taxation Without Representation” is espoused as a principle, but that in reality, “anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a ‘crackpot’, traitor and worse.”
He also appears to denounce the Wall Street firms that helped caused the financial crisis — and even the lack of progress on health-care reform, criticizing Washington politicians for failing to fix “the joke we call the American medical system,” and for doing the bidding of the drug and insurance companies:
Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”. It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.
Referring to the bailouts of airlines after 9/11, Stack writes: “the Government came to the aid of the airlines with billions of our tax dollars … as usual they left me to rot and die while they bailed out their rich, incompetent cronies WITH MY MONEY!”
He adds: “There has never been a politician cast a vote on any matter with the likes of me or my interests in mind. Nor, for that matter, are they the least bit interested in me or anything I have to say.”
He concludes with a shot at the capitalist system:
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
Chillingly, Stack signs his message: “Joe Stack (1956-2010).”
You can read the full message here.
At 6am last Thursday, more than 200 FBI and IRS agents fanned out across the state of New Jersey, as part of that corruption and money-laundering probe that ended up netting 44 people, including mayors, rabbis, and a state lawmaker.
Now that the dust has settled, it’s worth taking a look at the whole sprawling operation.
The story (sub. req.) starts with a 36-year-old real-estate investor and philanthropist named Solomon Dwek. Dwek, a member of the tight-knit Syrian-Jewish community of Deal, New Jersey, used family connections — his father is a prominent local rabbi — to win investors’ trust and build a real-estate fortune whose value at one time approached $500 million.
But at some point, Dwek appears to have taken out more loans than he could pay back. In 2006, in an effort to pay back his creditors, he allegedly deposited a $25 million check at PNC Bank, which was not backed by funds. He was charged with defrauding the bank out of $25 million.