Iran’s supreme leader Wednesday marked the 20th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran by denouncing those who sought reconciliation with the “Great Satan.” Meanwhile, across the city, a large student rally at Tehran University took on the guise of a counter-demonstration as about 1,000 people protested
New information on a 1996 car bombing that killed 19 Americans in Saudi Arabia points to the involvement of the Iranian government. The news presents Washington with a dilemma — to seek amends, or play down the news to avoid bolstering hard-liners in Iran. Full Article
Since November 1975, when the group assassinated the top CIA official in Greece, Richard Welch, the United States has pressed Greek police to bring the members of the group to justice, but officials here say their first arrest is still a long way off. Washington Post Story
Osama bin Laden will likely remain in Afghanistan after the United States rejected an offer by the suspected terrorist to leave for a secret destination, a spokesman for the ruling Taliban militia says. CNN Story
In a surprise move, the FBI has released the Project Megiddo report. This report is their analysis of the potential for Y2K related domestic terrorism. After a leaked copy of the report was covered in the press, the FBI decided to make its full contents accessible to the general public.
Not only is there no evidence so far of foul play in Sunday's crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, but the crash also does not appear to fit the pattern of midair aircraft bombings, terrorism experts said. Full Story
While the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 is still under investigation, there inevitably are some that speculate that terrorism might have been the cause. MSNBC provides some reasons why it may have been an act of terrorism, yet we will not know until more is discovered concerning the crash.
Online magazine Salon is running an article on the threat of chem/bio terrorism. An interesting read and sampling of viewpoints.Salon Article
$1.2 Billion has been budgeted for counter terrorism, particularly in response to the threat of chemical and biological terrorism. Yet with such a large amount of federal funds allotted to this topic, there is little, in no, oversight on whether the funds are being utilized wisely. Gannett
Travel advisories have been issued for Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, and Algeria. Many of these advisories are Y2K related.