Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

9 Foreign Terrorist Organizations that should NOT be there in the USA Terrorism Watch

In Lists, Politics, USA, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 25, 2012 at 5:22 பிப

Source: When is a terrorist no longer a terrorist? | FP Passport

  • The Abu Nidal Organization — a PLO splinter group — was a major terrorist organization in the 1980s and 1990s, but has barely been heard from since Abu Nidal’s death in 2002.


  • Aum Shinriyko, the Japanese cult that carried out the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, hasn’t carried out any attacks since.


  • ETA — the decades-old Basque nationalist group, is thought to have fewer than 100 active members since hundreds were arrested by French and Spanich police, and hasn’t carried out a major attack since 2009.



  • Gama’a al-Islamiyya  was once Egypt’s largest terrorist group and it’s former spiritual leader, “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman is in jail in the U.S. for his part in the 1993 World Trade Center attack, but the group has largely renounced violence since the early 2000s and now has its own political party with seats in the Egyptian parliament.


  • The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were decimated by a Sri Lankan army offensive in 2009 and despite reports of regrouping abroad, the Tigers haven’t been able to mount any major operations since.




  • United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia — a right-wing paramilitary anti-FARC group — was mostly demobilized in 2010 and the elements of it that remain are more of a drug trafficking organization than a terrorist militia.

FBI’s National Security Threat List: Who’s on the NSL?

In Politics, USA, World on ஓகஸ்ட் 17, 2012 at 9:07 பிப

The FBI’s National Security List (NSL) has two parts, the Issues Threat List (activities that get you on the list) and the classified Country Threat List (states whose activities are “so hostile, or of such concern” that investigations are warranted).

  1. Russia
  2. China
  3. Syria
  4. North Korea
  5. Iran
  6. Belarus
  7. Cuba
  8. Sudan
  9. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  10. Republic of the Congo
  11. Somalia
  12. Myanmar (Burma)
  13. Bosnia
  14. Vietnam
  15. Libya
  16. Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast

Classified Country Threat List

  1. Japan
  2. Israel
  3. France
  4. South Korea
  5. Taiwan
  6. India
  7. UK
  8. Germany
  9. Netherlands
  10. Belgium
  11. Canada
  12. Iraq
  13. South Yemen

Top 10 Worst Hedlines from Newspapers

In Politics, USA on திசெம்பர் 21, 2010 at 3:46 பிப

The Lower Case : CJR

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back


  1. Efforts Meant to Help Workers Batter South Africa’s Poor —The New York Times 9/26/10
  2. Christine O’Donnell’s Masturbation Stance — 9/16/10
  3. Beating Death Becomes Rallying Cry in Egypt
    The Wall Street Journal 6/26/10
  4. Butts Arrested in Boob Murder Case
    —WTAJ-TV website 9/2/10
  5. SCHOOLS: Abstinence still focus, parents can opt out
    Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times 8/8/10
    Rangers’ Hamilton to get shot for sore knee
    Austin American-Statesman 9/1/10
  7. Computers for kids missing in Iraq
    The Orange County Register 8/28/10
  8. Mayor unveils Black homicide plan
    Defender (Houston, TX) 1/18-24/09
  9. Public Help Sought in Shooting of Neighborhood Cat
    — 8/19/10
  10. Cyclists battling hunger
    The Times (Trenton, N.J.) 9/11/10