Archive for the Terrorism Category
In the past week a YouTube video has been making the social media rounds, posted by everyone from your next-door neighbor to celebrities. Not your normal viral sensation featuring puppies, toddlers, or sloths, this video, called “Kony 2012,” was put out by an organization known as Invisible Children (IC).
After 9/11, watching for—and thwarting—terrorism on American soil became a much higher priority, and it has paid off. Since then, dozens of planned attacks have been foiled by U.S. authorities. Here are 10 alarming terror plots successfully thwarted since 9/11.
Most of us were taught in school that assassinating someone in cold blood is against the law, even if he is a raging bad guy. The Nazis got tried in court, after all, and they were responsible for far more deaths than bin Laden. So, was it legal to allow Navy SEALS to kill bin Laden?
We’ve all become used to stringent and increasingly invasive TSA security checks when traveling by air. But what about the rich people who get to fly by private jet? Do they have to go through the hassles of airport security? Can terrorists wise up and use a private plane for their own agendas?
Could a terrorist organization acquire and use a nuclear weapon? The idea has proliferated in popular culture, and while it is, according to some experts, a plausible threat, the scenario isn’t quite as likely as action movies and the tv show “24″ would have you believe.
The outrage has been loud and clear over the latest security measures enforced by the Transportation Security Administration. So much so that websites like OptOutDay.com and WeWontFly.com have developed a following, and some people are forgoing travel plans altogether during the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Do passengers have the right to be upset, or is this [...]
Earlier this month, Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old business major from Santa Clara, CA, noticed a wire poking out from his car when he took it in for an oil change. He showed his mechanic, who proceeded to remove a clunky device attached to a magnet and a battery pack. When Afifi returned home, his friend [...]