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Israeli facilities in North America, around the world on high alert - internal security document

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Heads up! Huge Israel/US false flag in the works: Israeli facilities in North America, around the world on high alert - internal security document 03 Feb 2012 Israeli facilities in North America -- and around the world -- are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase. "We predict that the threat on our sites around the world will increase... on both our guarded sites and 'soft' sites," stated a letter circulated by the head of security for the Consul General for the Mid-Atlantic States. The head of Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, told an audience at a closed forum in Tel Aviv recently that Iran is trying to hit Israeli targets because of what it believes are Israeli attacks on its nuclear scientists.

Anonymous's release of Met and FBI call puts hacker group back centre stage

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Anonymous's release of Met and FBI call puts hacker group back centre stage --Activist collective's leak of 18-minute discussion embarrasses authorities and raises questions over how security was breached 03 Feb 2012 The hacking collective Anonymous has struck deep into the heart of one of its sworn enemies – the police – with the release of the recording of a conference call between the Metropolitan police and the FBI. In it, they discuss ongoing investigations and court cases against alleged British hackers; and now, courtesy of Anonymous, the world can listen in too. For Anonymous, the posting on YouTube of the 18-minute audio from the call was a particular triumph, indicating that it can worm its way even into the most powerful organisations in the land.

Anonymous hacks into phone call between FBI and Scotland Yard

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Anonymous hacks into phone call between FBI and Scotland Yard --Investigators can be heard discussing joint inquiry into cybercrime in 15-minute call released on the internet 03 Feb 2012 Hackers from the group Anonymous have broadcast a private conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard exposing details of an international cybercrime investigation, the FBI has confirmed. The FBI and Scotland Yard admitted that the security of the call had been breached. Investigators can be heard discussing their joint inquiry into a cybercrime investigation going through the British courts, and linked to investigations in New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Ireland. It is understood the breach occurred at the US end of the call. As the news broke, Anonymous began taunting the FBI, asking if it was curious about how the group could keep reading the bureau's internal communications.

'Anonymous' hackers intercept conversation between FBI and Scotland Yard on how to deal with hackers

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

'Anonymous' hackers intercept conversation between FBI and Scotland Yard on how to deal with hackers 03 Feb 2012 A conference call between Scotland Yard and the FBI has been intercepted and published by a member of the computer hacking group Anonymous. The conversation concerned a young member of another hacking collective who was cooperating with the police in Britain... The hacker apparently managed to access the call after getting into an FBI email which gave details of the call. The email was also posted online. Writing on the Twitter account, AnonymousIRC, one hacker said: "The FBI might be curious how we're able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now." The email referred to an investigation on both sides of the Atlantic into a number of hacking groups.

Barak: If sanctions fail, Iran must be hit

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Israel's top sociopaths are busy little warmongering bees: Barak: If sanctions fail, Iran must be hit --Ya'alon says Tehran is developing missiles capable of reaching the United States. 03 Feb 2012 Claiming that all of Iran's nuclear facilities are vulnerable and that a military option is real and ready to be used if sanctions fail, Israel's top political and military leadership issued a series of warnings to the Islamic Republic on Thursday in some of the most candid comments on the [alleged] nuclear threat in years. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said there was a consensus among many nations today that if diplomacy and sanctions failed to stop Iran, a military strike should be launched. "If sanctions don't achieve the desired goal of stopping [Iran's] military nuclear program, there will be a need to consider taking action," he declared.

'Certain countries' could take Iran nuclear matter into their own hands, U.K. official says

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

'Certain countries' could take Iran nuclear matter into their own hands, U.K. official says --Deputy PM Nick Clegg would not speculate whether or not Britain would take part in the military conflict expected to erupt following an attack of Iran's nuclear facilities. 03 Feb 2012 Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Thursday he has concerns there could be a military conflict with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, refusing to say whether or not Britain would "participate" in such a clash. Clegg was quoted as telling The House Magazine, a weekly British political journal, that he feared Israel could carry out a pre-emptive strike on Iran amid suspicion in the West that Tehran is secretly developing nuclear weapons.

Panetta lets stand report that Israel may attack Iran by June

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Panetta lets stand report that Israel may attack Iran by June 02 Feb 2012 U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta won't dispute a report that he believes Israel may attack Iran this spring in an attempt to set back the Islamic republic's [alleged] nuclear program. Panetta was asked by reporters to comment on a Washington Post opinion column by David Ignatius that said Panetta believes there is a "strong likelihood" that Israel will attack in April, May or June. Ignatius did not say who told him this.

Iran mulls ban of Samsung over Israeli commercial depicting attack on nuclear plant

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Iran mulls ban of Samsung over Israeli commercial depicting attack on nuclear plant --Teaser by cable operator HOT shows a bored Mossad agent in Iran passing the time by watching TV on a Samsung tablet and accidentally blowing up the uranium enrichment plant in Isfahan. 03 Feb 2012 Iran is mulling a partial ban of products manufactured by South Korean electronics giant Samsung over an Israeli commercial promoting one of the firm's products which depicts the imagined destruction of Iran's nuclear facility in Isfahan by Mossad operatives. ...To this, the character said: "What? Another mysterious explosion in Iran," a quip referring to a series of explosions in Iran targeting the countries military facilities which have been attributed in the foreign media to covert Israeli attempts to target Iran's nuclear program.

Is Israel preparing to attack Iran?

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Is Israel preparing to attack Iran? By David Ignatius 02 Feb 2012 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's biggest worry is the growing possibility that Israel will attack Iran over the next few months. Panetta believes there is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June - before Iran enters what Israelis described as a "zone of immunity" to commence building a nuclear bomb. Very soon, the Israelis fear, the Iranians will have stored enough enriched uranium in deep underground facilities to make a weapon - and only the United States could then stop them militarily. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't want to leave the fate of Israel dependent on American action, which would be triggered by intelligence that Iran is building a bomb, which it hasn't done yet.

Feds find 'unusual' wear on new tubes carrying radioactive water at Calif. nuclear plant

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Feds find 'unusual' wear on new tubes carrying radioactive water at Calif. nuclear plant --Radiation could have escaped 02 Feb 2012 Unusual wear has been found on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water at Southern California's San Onofre Unit 2 nuclear plant, raising questions about the integrity of equipment the company installed in a multimillion-dollar makeover in 2009. The disclosure came two days after a tube leak at the plant's other unit prompted operators to shut down the reactor as a precaution.

FBI: Cyber threat might surpass terror threat

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

FBI: Cyber threat might surpass terror threat 02 Feb 2012 Today, FBI Director Robert Mueller told the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that he believes "the cyber threat will equal or surpass the threat from counter terrorism in the foreseeable future." On Tuesday, Mueller testified at the Senate Select Intelligence committee's hearing on worldwide threats. He had similar warnings about cyber security, and elaborated on three ways the FBI and intelligence agencies need to address the concern.

Shin Bet chief: Iran trying to hit Israeli targets in response to attacks on nuclear scientists

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Shin Bet chief: Iran trying to hit Israeli targets in response to attacks on nuclear scientists [Good! It's a about time.] 03 Feb 2012 Iran is trying to strike Israeli targets around the world in a bid to stop the assassinations of its nuclear scientists, the head of the Shin Bet security service, Yoram Cohen, said Thursday. Lecturing at a closed forum in Tel Aviv, Cohen said that Iran believes Israel is behind the attacks on its nuclear experts, which have killed four scientists since November 2010. Cohen said Iran was working very hard abroad through the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to hit Israeli targets.

Federal officials: Security precautions for Super Bowl 2012 'unprecedented'

February 3, 2012 by legitgov

Federal officials: Security precautions for Super Bowl 2012 'unprecedented' --35 federal agencies contributing to security effort 02 Feb 2012 From the minute they get on a plane, visitors to Indianapolis should expect to be watched, sniffed and pawed as security around the Super Bowl XLVI host city tightens. Air marshals will be on flights, and bloodhounds will roam the airport. Cameras line the streets, and helicopters hover in the sky. Cops at every corner; security at every stop. About 8,000 Lucas Oil Stadium staff and volunteers have gone through Homeland Security training, and 3,000 security officers hired by the National Football League are working at the stadium, the media center, NFL Experience and hotels where the New York Giants and New England Patriots are staying.

U.S. Ends Ban on Aid to Uzbekistan

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

U.S. Ends Ban on Aid to Uzbekistan 01 Feb 2012 The Obama regime waived a ban on military assistance to Uzbekistan in a move to bolster ties with a nation that is part of a vital supply line to Afghanistan, but was cut off from aid because of alleged human-rights violations. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Jan. 18 signed a waiver that will allow the U.S., on a temporary basis, to provide nonlethal defensive equipment to Uzbekistan. The waiver, which wasn't announced at the time and was sent to Capitol Hill two days later, will be effective until the end of September 2013, and must be renewed every six months.

Taliban will rule Afghanistan again, says leaked US military report

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

Taliban will rule Afghanistan again, says leaked US military report --Classified document is said to warn that Pakistan is plotting to help reinstall Taliban once Nato-led forces depart 31 Jan 2012 The Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control of Afghanistan after Nato-led forces withdraw from the country, according to reports citing a classified assessment by US forces. The Times described the report as secret and "highly classified", saying it was put together last month by the US military at Bagram air base in Afghanistan for top Nato officers. "Many Afghans are already bracing themselves for an eventual return of the Taliban," the report was quoted as saying. "Once Isaf (Nato-led forces) is no longer a factor, Taliban consider their victory inevitable." [Right, the US just wanted the opium and gas pipelines up and running again and to get several billion dollars to Blackwater - mission accomplished!]

Oil Firm Shell's Profits Double to Pounds 18bn

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

Occupy Shell: Oil Firm Shell's Profits Double to £18bn 02 Feb 2012 Royal Dutch Shell has reported a profits of £18.1bn ($28.6bn) for 2011, a jump of 54% on a year ago. The improvement for the Anglo-Dutch company came as high oil prices outweighed poor margins in its refining business and despite a 3% decline in production. The oil firm still made profits of £4.1bn ($6.5bn) in the fourth quarter, which represented a 13% rise on a year ago.

US No-Fly list doubles in past year to 21,000 known or suspected terrorists: AP

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

US No-Fly list doubles in past year to 21,000 known or suspected terrorists: AP --The government lowered the standard for putting people on the list, and then scoured its files for anyone who qualified. The government will not disclose who is on its list or why someone might have been placed on it. [Anonymous, get in there and edit the No-Fly list, would you please? Remove the pseudo-terrorists and insert the names of actual terrorists, such as Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, the entire Oakland Police Department - you know the drill.] Feb 2012 Even as the Obama administration says it's close to defeating al-Qaida [al-CIAduh], the size of the government’s secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to or within the United States has more than doubled in the past year, The Associated Press has learned. The no-fly list jumped from about 10,000 known or suspected terrorists one year ago to about 21,000, according to government figures provided to the AP.

'Anonymous' hackers attack Brazilian bank websites

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

'Anonymous' hackers attack Brazilian bank websites --'Attention sailors: Target hit! Itau is adrift. TANGO DOWN!,' the hackers crowed. 01 Feb 2012 The computer hacker group Anonymous said Wednesday it attacked the websites of three major Brazilian banks over the past few days to protest widespread inequality in Latin America's leading economy. Hackers from Anonymous's Brazilian branch told the economy daily Valor that their attacks on Bradesco, Itau and Banco do Brasil did not aim to defraud clients, but were meant to protest "the countless inequalities in the country." The last to be targeted was the website of Banco do Brasil, the country's largest state-run bank. Monday, Itau, the country's biggest private bank and the biggest in Latin America, was attacked, followed a day later by Bradesco, Brazil's third biggest bank.

Panetta Says U.S. to End Afghan Combat Role as Soon as 2013

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

Panetta Says U.S. to End Afghan Combat Role as Soon as 2013 02 Feb 2012 In a major milestone toward ending a decade of war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Wednesday that American forces would step back from a combat role there as early as mid-2013, more than a year before all American troops are scheduled to come home. Mr. Panetta cast the decision as an orderly step in a withdrawal process long planned by the United States and its allies, but his comments were the first time that the United States had put a date on stepping back from its central role in the war. Mr. Panetta said no decisions had been made about the number of American troops to be withdrawn in 2013, and he made clear that substantial fighting lies ahead.

Mitt Romney: 'I'm not concerned about the very poor'

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

Mitt Romney: 'I'm not concerned about the very poor' 01 Feb 2012 Mitt Romney said Wednesday he's "not concerned about the very poor." Romney told CNN during a morning interview after his Florida primary win that his focus is on the middle class - and not on the "very poor." Romney addressed his controversial comment later Wednesday, telling reporters on his campaign plane that his statement was taken out of context.

People with Bain Capital ties give $3m to Super Pac that supports Mitt Romney

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

People with Bain Capital ties give $3m to Super Pac that supports Mitt Romney 01 Feb 2012 Over the past year, Mitt Romney's former Bain Capital colleagues gave $3 million to the super PAC that supports the Republican presidential candidate, Restore Our Future. The super PAC raised $18 million from 200 donors in the last six months of 2011, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission released at midnight. Bain-related people provided 10 percent of the $30.1 million collected over all of last year. Domenic Ferrante, a managing director and portfolio manager with Bain's Brookside hedge fund, gave $250,000. Bain Capital managing director John Connaughton gave $250,000, while managing director Steven Barnes and his wife gave $125,000 each.

DHS Announces 'If You See Something, Say Something' Partnership with NFL for Super Bowl XLVI

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

Mega barf alert! DHS Announces 'If You See Something, Say Something' Partnership with NFL for Super Bowl XLVI 01 Feb 2012 Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to Indianapolis to highlight the Department's "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign's continued partnership with the National Football League (NFL) to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players and fans during the regular season, and Super Bowl XLVI. The Department launched the "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign in conjunction with the Department of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative-an administration effort to train state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators related to terrorism and terrorism-related crime; standardize how those observations are documented and analyzed; and ensure the sharing of those reports with the Federal Bureau of Investigation-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces for further investigation.

Paul campaign: Newt must pay medical bills for broken foot

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

Paul campaign: Newt must pay medical bills for broken foot 01 Feb 2012 The Ron Paul campaign is demanding that Newt Gingrich pay the medical bills for Eddie Dillard, a Paul supporter whose foot was broken Tuesday after Gingrich staffers intentionally stomped on it. Campaigning at a Florida polling place Tuesday, Gingrich was greeted by Dillard, who held his Paul sign as Gingrich supporters rallied around their candidate. Gingrich staffers were not pleased with this and, according to a report by Yahoo! News' Chris Moody, encouraged one another to physically impede the flip-flop wearing Dillard.

Lawyers use ancient code in Assange's last stand

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

Lawyers use ancient code in Assange's last stand 02 Feb 2012 For more than four hours in the UK Supreme Court yesterday, there were references to complex European law, citations from 14th and 15th-century texts, and a quote from the Codex Iustinianus, dated 376 AD, all of which lawyers used in an effort save Julian Assange from extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of rape and sexual assault involving two women. There were utterings in court in German, French and Latin as Assange's barrister, Dinah Rose, presented her case to six Lords and a Lady, all judges of the Court, that the arrest warrant under which Assange faces extradition is flawed.

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closed After Radiation Leak

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closed After Radiation Leak --Nuclear reactor is in the heart of US earthquake country 01 Feb 2012 A 'small quantity' of radioactive gas leaked inside one of the buildings at San Onofre nuclear power plant north of San Diego, according to a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Officials say the radiation leak likely occurred in the steam generator tubes of San Onofre's reactor #3. The steam system, which is supposed to be shielded from exposure to radiation, was replaced in December 2010. San Onofre is located next to Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base where 38,000 military families live, and another 32,000 people work each day, all of whom would be in immediate danger if there is a meltdown.

Yemen minister eludes assassination attempt

February 2, 2012 by legitgov

Yemen minister eludes assassination attempt 02 Feb 2012 Gunmen riddled the car of Yemen's information minister with bullets as he left a cabinet meeting in the capital on Tuesday but he escaped the assassination attempt unhurt, an aide said. In southern Yemen, at least 12 'al Qaeda' militants, including four local leaders, were killed in a US strike in south Yemen. In the capital of Sanaa, unidentified assailants opened fire on Information Minister Ali al-Amrani's car as he prepared to leave after a cabinet meeting. The minister was not hurt, according to his secretary, Abdel-Basset al-Qaedi.

Nuclear Regulators Issue Violation Notice to Connecticut Yankee Plant

February 1, 2012 by legitgov

Nuclear Regulators Issue Violation Notice to Connecticut Yankee Plant --Federal Law Bans Facility's Foreign Ownership 30 Jan 2012 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionhas issued a "Notice of Violation" to the Connecticut Yankee nuclear facility over the apparent partial ownership by two foreign companies of the dismantled power plant on the Connecticut River in Haddam Neck. Although the plant was idled in 1996 and fully decommissioned in 2007, it is still considered a nuclear site because 1,100 spent fuel rods are stored there, in concrete casks in a guarded zone over the river.

A Judge Rules Vermont Can't Shut Nuclear Plant

February 1, 2012 by legitgov

Occupy Vermont Yankee: A Judge Rules Vermont Can't Shut Nuclear Plant 19 Jan 2012 A federal judge on Thursday blocked Vermont from forcing the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor to shut down when its license expires in March, saying that the state is trying to regulate nuclear safety, which only the federal government can do. The judge, J. Garvan Murtha of United States District Court in Brattleboro, Vt., also held that the state cannot force the plant's owner, Entergy, to sell electricity from the reactor to in-state utilities at reduced rates as a condition of continued operation, as Entergy asserts it is now doing. The ruling is almost certain to be appealed by the state and an array of private groups that want the plant shut down because of leaks of radioactive tritium and other issues.

Officials: Radiation could have escaped Calif. nuclear reactor

February 1, 2012 by legitgov

Officials: Radiation could have escaped Calif. nuclear reactor 01 Feb 2012 A 'tiny amount' of radiation could have escaped into the atmosphere from a Southern California nuclear power plant after a water leak prompted operators to shut down the reactor as a precaution, officials said Wednesday. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Victor Dricks said radioactive gas "could have" escaped the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on the northern San Diego coast. The leak occurred in equipment that was installed in the plant in the fall of 2010. The leak occurred in one of thousands of tubes that carry radioactive water from the Unit 3 reactor. However, the company has found damage to other tubes, Dricks said.

Pair Detained in Twitter Homeland Threat Mix-Up

February 1, 2012 by legitgov

Pair Detained in Twitter Homeland Threat Mix-Up 30 Jan 2012 A young couple from across the pond was detained at a Los Angeles airport after Homeland Security agents mistook a couple Twitter quips for threats against the U.S., the two told British media today. Friends Irishman Leigh Van Bryan, 26, and British citizen Emily Bunting, 24, were reportedly interrogated and spent 12 hours locked up under armed guard after going through customs in Los Angeles International Airport last week. According to several British outlets, the couple was taken into custody by U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents because of the slang in Bryan's tweets. "Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America," one of the tweets read. Bryan told The Sun that in this context "destroy" just meant party.

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