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    Double-tapping this for maximum exposure.

    The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May.
    The agencies warned that hackers had succeeded in compromising some targeted networks, but did not identify specific victims or describe any cases of sabotage.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKBN1CQ0IN
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    A Desert Hot Springs man has been arrested for allegedly plotting to kill police officers and civilians, police announced Saturday.
    The Desert Hot Springs Police Department learned of the plot Friday, Nov. 3, after getting a tip from an acquaintance of the suspect, the department said. Oscar Rene Parra Rincon, 39, was "actively and imminently planning to hunt and ambush police officers," the department said.
    Rincon had illegally obtained ammunition to fulfill his plan, which included firing at civilians so that he could then shoot at responding officers, the DHSPD said.
    https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/l...lowTwt_LABrand
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    Reference the Manhattan Truck Attack -

    According to federal court papers, he said:
    The attack was a year in the planning and he carried out a trial run with a rental truck last month
    He intentionally chose Halloween because he believed there would be more people in the streets
    He originally planned to target the Brooklyn Bridge as well
    He wanted to display Islamic State (IS) flags on the truck, but decided not to draw attention to himself
    He was inspired by 90 graphic and violent propaganda videos found on his phone - in particular, one in which IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi asks what Muslims are doing to avenge deaths in Iraq.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41835266
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    2013 Historical footnote on the Silicone Valley Network attacks,
    link to the locked thread.
    http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ad.php?t=20044

    I suspect we'll see this repeated, hence the position marker.
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    Pictured curled up in failure: Brooklyn-based Bangladeshi cab driver, 27, in a suicide vest who caused rush-hour panic in Manhattan when his 'revenge' pipe bomb exploded too early
    A pipe bomb went off in an underground tunnel linking the Times Square subway station and the Port Authority bus terminal Monday morning
    Police have taken one man into custody, who was wearing the homemade explosive
    The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah, who has been living in the U.S. for seven years
    Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the suspect 'supposedly was setting the device off in the name of ISIS' and that it was 'definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended'
    CNN reports that the bomb detonated prematurely and that if it had gone off as intended the damage could have been catastrophic
    Ullah allegedly told investigators at the hospital that he carried out the attack because 'they've been bombing in my country'
    He also revealed that he made the device at his job at an electrical company
    The FDNY says three other people reported to local hospitals for minor injuries
    The incident happened just days after President Trump sparked demonstrations across the world by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital city
    One of the largest demonstrations took place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz50yd24eRV
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    The way this is written, seems like the FBI was on-point.

    This police officer is accused of being an ISIS-supporting neo-Nazi. He says he just has a dark sense of humor.

    Young is the only U.S. police officer to ever face terrorism charges — a case brought after he was under FBI surveillance during six of the 13 years he patrolled the D.C. Metro system.
    The 36-year-old Alexandria native is also a Muslim convert who used to dress up as a Nazi officer in reenactments, according to court documents, and kept a prayer list that included Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler. And he’s a Ron Paul supporter who used his vacation time to fight in a civil war on the other side of the world.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.197a6ed2ee0b
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    I'll just leave this here.

    Monday’s deadly Amtrak train derailment appears to have been caused by an object on the railway, according to a government official briefed on the crash.
    A preliminary investigation suggests maintenance problems are unlikely to blame because the incident took place on brand-new tracks, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
    At least six people were killed and the death toll is expected to rise, the official said.
    https://nypost.com/2017/12/18/object...ak-derailment/

    Why, you ask?

    From mid-August

    CHICAGO (WLS) --
    Now that vehicle-ramming attacks have become the most-favored tactic of terrorists worldwide, jihadists claim to have a new target: trains in the United States, including many that roll in and out of Chicago.

    Following a detailed release from Al Qaeda urging rail attacks, the I-Team learned Monday that U.S. Transportation Safety Administration officials have sent an alert to mass transit, passenger and freight train operators concerning "steps that they can take to protect their systems from being targeted by violent extremists."

    Al Qaeda's newly released online propaganda magazine "Inspire" features a cover story on train attacks and offers a how-to manual on derailing trains. The goal of derailing or blowing up a train is to create mass casualties and strike fear in commuters and the traveling public.
    http://abc7chicago.com/tsa-cautions-...claim/2307369/

    ....and November
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/terro...ry?id=51204458
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    May 8th, 2017

    Nine derailers, a piece of railroad equipment used to derail train cars for safety purposes in railyards have been stolen recently, sources said, citing the FBI's weekly intelligence bulletin.
    The theft of these items is strange since they are of little use outside of the rail industry, according to the bulletin.
    Railroads have been targeted in the past by terrorists, the bulletin said.
    It specifically mentioned the Oct. 1995 derailment of an Amtrak train in Hyder, Ariz. In that incident, one person was killed and 78 were injured when parts of the track were sabotaged. The FBI located a derail 50 miles from Hyder.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=90646&page=1
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    Citing AdamG in part:
    Monday’s deadly Amtrak train derailment appears to have been caused by an object on the railway, according to a government official briefed on the crash.
    A preliminary investigation suggests maintenance problems are unlikely to blame because the incident took place on brand-new tracks, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
    At least six people were killed and the death toll is expected to rise, the official said.
    Or it was speeding at 81 mph onto a curve with a 30mph limit. Luckily on the inaugural journey very few passengers were aboard.
    Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42408624
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbfpo View Post
    Citing AdamG in part:

    Or it was speeding at 81 mph onto a curve with a 30mph limit. Luckily on the inaugural journey very few passengers were aboard.
    Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42408624
    Figured you'd be along with that.

    It behooves everyone to point out the Most Dangerous threat, if only for future Situational Awareness. “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

    See also
    The anarchist group "It's Going Down" last April bragged online about sabotaging railroad tracks in the Pacific Northwest to block fracking equipment from getting to its destination. The group has since deleted the post, possibly in reaction to today's Amtrak disaster.
    https://pjmedia.com/trending/anarchi...lock-fracking/
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    Sounds like this guy was bounced from the Corps not long after he started.

    A Northern California man was arrested this week and accused of planning an ISIS-inspired Christmas Day suicide attack on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
    In an 11-page affidavit filed in federal court in Fresno Friday, FBI special agent Christopher McKinney alleged that Jameson espoused "radical jihadi beliefs" on social media. According to the agent, Jameson "liked" and "loved" ISIS-related social media posts, including one that threatened a Christmas attack in New York City.
    Jameson also allegedly expressed support for Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who drove a rented truck down a Lower Manhattan bike path on Halloween, killing eight people and injuring 11 others.
    "I'm glad to know we Muslims are finally hitting back," Jameson wrote to an FBI informant he was communicating with. "The Kuffar deserve everything and more for the lives they have taken," he added, using an Arabic term meaning "non-believer."
    Earlier this month, McKinney said an undercover FBI agent began communicating with Jameson and questioned how he might be able to help ISIS. Jameson allegedly responded, "I was a soldier in the Kuffar army before I reverted. I have been trained in combat and things of war. [God willing,] anything of that nature."
    McKinney said Jameson attended Marine basic training "in or about" June 2009 and trained as a sharpshooter, but was later discharged for failing to disclose a history of asthma
    .
    https://www.military.com/daily-news/...francisco.html

    Tow truck driver.
    http://abc7news.com/fbi-man-planned-...er-39/2812473/
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    Default From Harrisburg PA

    Update at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 23: Police have identified the suspect as 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty. They say El-Mofty shot at a Capitol Police officer at 3rd and Walnut streets.
    Police said he then shot at a Pennsylvania State Trooper at Fifth and Strawberry streets. The Pennsylvania State trooper was slightly wounded.
    El-Mofty also fired shots with two handguns at officers at 17th and Mulberry Streets. Officers returned fire and killed him.
    Police are looking for any information about El-Mofty. They said he spent time in both Dauphin and Cumberland counties and was recently in the Middle East.
    http://www.ldnews.com/story/news/201...urg/978182001/
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    Default From the Clarion Project

    The following is an infographic showing the arrests and convictions for terror charges in the U.S. in December 2017.

    https://clarionproject.org/terror-at...december-2017/
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    Default Amateur Hour

    Two IEDs detonate at Eagle Ridge Mall in Florida, no one injured

    Police described the devices as flare-like objects in PVC pipe, wrapped in electrical tape.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/tw...cid=spartandhp
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    Frustrated MS-13 gang leaders feeling the pressure from the Trump administration’s crackdown are looking to send “younger, more violent offenders” to the United States to take over the role of being enforcers, officials say.

    The revelations were made Thursday during a House Committee on Homeland Security meeting on fighting international criminal organizations, where officials discussed the arrests and imprisonment of MS-13 members and leadership over the last year.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ms...say/ar-AAv1HTn
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    Default Americans In ISIS: Some 300 Tried To Join, 12 Have Returned To U.S.

    An estimated 300 Americans attempted to join the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria, including a small number who rose to senior positions, according to the most detailed report to date on this issue.
    So far, 12 of those Americans have returned home, yet none has carried out an attack on U.S. soil,* according the report released Monday by George Washington University's Program on Extremism.
    Caveat: OSINT can have limitations.


    The George Washington University team scoured online material, reviewed court records, spoke with government officials and interviewed some of those who returned to the U.S. after joining ISIS.
    Around 50 Americans were arrested as they tried to leave the country, and never made it out of the U.S. The report was able to document 64 individuals who did reach Syria or Iraq.
    *
    Of the 12 Americans who returned, nine were arrested and remain in custody, the report said. Two others are known to law enforcement, but have not been detained, it added. The 12th man went back to Syria a second time and carried out a suicide bombing, the report said.
    https://www.npr.org/sections/paralle...eturned-to-u-s
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    Default "Under the full moon the small ones will know terror."

    A former teacher at a Harlem charter school stockpiled bomb-making materials and paid students to break down fireworks to extract gunpowder for the explosives, authorities say.
    Christian Toro and his brother, Tyler Toro, were arrested by the FBI Thursday morning after authorities found a bomb-making manual on the teacher's school-issued laptop, 30 pounds of chemicals and household materials used to create explosives in their apartment, a diary that referenced "operation flash" and a handwritten note in a bookbag that said "under the full moon the small ones will know terror."
    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...474227893.html
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    Default The mad bomber of Texas

    Been watching this for two weeks, has now gotten stupid enough to warrant a posting.

    Caveat: might be bomber(s) plural. Posting & followups will probably include Red Herrings, for those playing CLUE at home.

    A man was killed after "some type of device" exploded on the front porch of his home in Texas on Friday, officials said.
    The Austin Police Department said the victim, a man in his 40s, was found on the front porch of his home, after the explosion was reported around 7 a.m. in the city's northeast Harris Ridge neighborhood.
    The incident appeared similar to one in New York in 2017, when a package explosion that was meant for a cop instead killed landlord George Wray. Federal prosecutors charged Victor Kingsley, 37, with using a weapon of mass destruction as part of a plot to get revenge against cops who arrested him in January 2014, the United States Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday. No officers lived at the home, but the landlord picked up the package that had been sitting on the porch for about a week when it exploded, police said.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/04...stin-home.html

    March 18
    The latest bombing in the Texas capital was detonated by a tripwire along a residential street, police say.
    The Sunday night blast was the fourth explosion in less than a month to terrify the nearly 1 million residents of Austin.
    But the chief did say "these are very powerful devices" and "there's a certain level of skill required to move a device like this."
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/13/us/au...now/index.html

    Today -

    A package bomb that authorities believe is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings exploded early Tuesday inside of a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, leaving one worker with minor injuries.

    Hours later, Austin police responded to a report of a suspicous package at a FedEx facility in Austin near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

    The explosion in Schertz happened at about 1 a.m. at a FedEx facility, which is just northeast of San Antonio, FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee said. One worker was treated for minor injuries and released, according to statements issued by the Schertz Police Department and FedEx.
    https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Ex...477358853.html
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    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
    Officials said a 51-year-old former Bay Area resident who drove a flaming minivan loaded with propane tanks and gasoline cans through the main gate at Travis AFB has been identified.
    *
    A man who was killed in a fiery crash at Travis AFB's main gate has been identified as 51-year-old Hafiz Kazi.
    *
    During a press conference Friday, officials said the driver had no known links to terrorism.

    FBI agent Sean Ragan said Hafiz Kazi was found dead inside the Kia minivan Wednesday evening shortly after rolling slowly through the main gate of Travis Air Force Base and crashing.

    Ragan said five propane tanks, three one-gallon size gas cans and several lighters were found in the van along with three phones and a gym bag with "personal effects."
    *
    Ragan said Kazi lived throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and has lived in the United States since 1993. He said Kazi is a native of India who was a permanent legal resident of the United States.
    http://abc7news.com/man-whose-vehicl...ified/3251954/


    In a press conference in California, Sean Ragan, special agent in charge of the FBI's Sacramento Field Office, said officials are investigating the incident but have not made any determinations as to Kazi's motives or affiliations.

    Ragan said Kazi appeared to be on fire as he approached the base in a Kia minivan. By the time emergency responders reached Kazi's car, Ragan said, he had already died. Ragan said it took some time to identify Kazi due to the condition of his body, but ultimately officials were able to ID him using fingerprints.
    https://www.military.com/daily-news/...base-gate.html

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    WASHINGTON — The FBI and military authorities said Monday that they were investigating a half-dozen suspicious packages containing explosive components, sent to military and intelligence addresses in the Washington area.

    The first was discovered Monday morning at the National Defense University, at Fort McNair in southwest Washington. It was quickly rendered safe, the military said.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ls-say-n860236
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