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.
There are several articles of interest appearing in the press this weekend. This article in the Washington Post describes an FBI report which indicates the FBI has evidence that religious extremists, racists, cults and other groups are planning millennial violence. This article discusses how the West Nile virus outbreak in
Saudi-born terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden has offered to leave Afghanistan and go to another unknown country, a Pakistan-based Afghan news service said Friday. Reuters Story
Osama bin Laden continues to receive help from businessmen in Saudi Arabia who are transferring tens of millions of dollars to bank accounts linked to the accused terrorist, U.S. intelligence officials told USA Today. Washington Post Article and USA Today Article
The Terrorism Research Center receives numerous requests every day for information on terrorism in the United States. As a service to our readers we have archived the FBI “Terrorism in the United States” reports from 1996 and 1997. We highly recommend them as introductory reading material. 1996 Report and 1997