The mastermind and architect behind the September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorist attacks on the United States, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, was able to obtain a visa to enter the U.S. weeks before the attacks. Mohammed, known by federal officials as “KSM,” obtained a visa to enter the U.S. just six weeks before the massive Islamic terrorist attacks that he planned were carried out by 19 terrorists — all of whom were able to obtain U.S. visas as well.The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States revealed in their 2004 report, two years after the 9/11 attacks murdered thousands of Americans and left hundreds of first responders dead, that KSM was able to obtain a U.S. visa under an alias in July 2001 despite having been indicted in January 1996 for his connections to a terrorist plot in the Phillippines. In 1998, KSM was linked to the bombings on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and in 2000 was linked to the bombing on the USS Cole. KSM has been … [Read more...] about Flashback: 9/11 ‘Mastermind’ Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Given U.S. Visa Weeks Before Terrorist Attacks
(Photo: AFP/VNA)In New York, a ceremony was held at the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza, during which the families of the victims will read the names of the almost 3,000 people who were killed in the attacks. The 9/11 terrorist attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the US on the morning of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001. Almost 3,000 people died and over 6,000 others were injured when planes were crashed into New York’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon in Washington and an open field in Pennsylvania. While over 1,100 victims remain unidentified, the 1,642 positive victim identifications made since 2001 represent 60% of those who died that day, the medical examiner said. The attacks caused at least USD10 billion in infrastructures and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11 attack related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the … [Read more...] about 17th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks: 1,100 victims remain…
OSAMA Bin Laden was the world's most wanted man before his death in May 2011. The 9/11 terror mastermind and al-Qaeda leader had been in hiding for years — but how did he die and what do CIA files reveal about him? Who killed Osama Bin Laden? Bin Laden was shot in the head during a dramatic raid by US special forces in the early hours of 2 May 2011. The 54-year-old bearded killer was gunned down by Navy SEAL Team 6 — an elite unit known for its ruthlessness and bravery — in what was dubbed Operation Geronimo. SEAL Rob O'Neill claimed to have fired the killing shot on the terror kingpin, who had been taken off guard at his Pakistan hideout. Months of CIA surveillance had discovered Bin Laden was holed up in a remote compound in Abbottabad. He had been living behind walls 18ft high topped with razor wire. Couriers brought him everything he and his family needed to survive and there were no phone lines into the property. Intelligence was presented to then-President … [Read more...] about Who killed Osama Bin Laden, what are the CIA files about him and where was the 9/11 terrorist when he died?
Jun 27, 3:08 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 06/14/18 AT 5:10 AM A university professor in Wayne, New Jersey, was caught on a series of videos — that have currently gone viral on Twitter — telling his students the moon landing never happened and Nazi police did not begin torturing people till the very end of World War II, among other Holocaust-denying conspiracy theories.Clyde Magarelli, a Sociology professor who has been teaching at the William Paterson University since 1967, was discussing “social problems” with his students during the past semester when he digressed from the syllabus and started talking about various conspiracy theories. His bizarre lectures were recorded by one of the students present in class. “We haven't landed on the moon? No. You didn't know that? No," Magarelli is heard saying in one of the video. "They say maybe in … [Read more...] about Moon Landing Faked, Gestapo Not ‘Terrorist,’ Professor From New Jersey Says [Videos]
FBI agent Aristedes Mahairas. Jenny Cheng/Business Insider/Bloomberg Law/YouTube An FBI agent said terrorists are working to acquire cyber skills that could enable them to wipe out online networks and maximise casualties. Aristedes Mahairas said terror groups may one day be able to take down America's 911 emergency response system, or hack the control system of an office building and wreak havoc. The likes of ISIS and Al-Qaeda may not currently have these capabilities, but they are working to secure them, he said. Aristedes Mahairas, a special agent in charge of the New York FBI's Special Operations/Cyber Division, said terror groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda are plotting attacks that could wipe out online networks to maximise casualties. "The concern is that the cyber terrorists will one day be able to simultaneously execute an attack in the virtual world and in the physical world," Mahairas told Business Insider. By way of an example, the FBI agent speculated on two horror … [Read more...] about This FBI agent says terrorists are plotting to wipe out the 911 emergency system in an attack ‘only limited by your imagination’