Archives: 'Al-Qaeda'

Doug Bedell — March 4, 2013, 12:11 pm

Al-Qaeda’s Taunting Threats

Al-Qaeda’s war of nerves with the West continues with the latest issue of its English-language web magazine, Inspire. An article includes tips for torching automobiles and snarling traffic by causing oil-slicked highways or spreading “nailboards” on them. Wired spreads the word almost tongue-in-cheek, but the problem is, you never know when someone might pick up […]

Doug Bedell — January 21, 2013, 10:07 am

Security Reminder: Effective Background Checks Are Part of the Picture

Perimeter security is important, gate guards, too, but screening of employees and recognition of visitors counts a lot, too. Such thoughts are prompted by a lengthy (Daily) Mail Online account of the attack on the BP natural gas plant in Algeria attacked by Al Qaeda. “Now there are claims,” says the report,  “that some of […]

Doug Bedell — July 27, 2012, 10:01 am

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Threatening U.S. Attacks

Al-Qaeda in Iraq is becoming more pointed, or reckless, about threatening attacks in the U.S. “You will soon witness how attacks will resound in the heart of your land, because our war with you has now started,” says an audio recording released by Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the pseudonym used by the head of Al Qaeda […]

Doug Bedell — December 27, 2008, 8:12 am

Homeland Security Issues a Year-End Threat Reminder

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is ending 2008 largely be restating what security principals already know – that “the terrorism threat to the United States over the next five years will be driven by instability in the Middle East and Africa, persistent challenges to border security and increasing Internet savvy.” That’s because these threats […]

Doug Bedell — November 24, 2008, 8:30 am

Stephenson: Emergency Communication in a ‘Threat’ Context

There is security industry and media chatter that Osama bin Laden is planning “the big one” – an attack to “far surpass” 9/11. However that may be, we recommend you spend some time with the round-up of tips and links on emergency communication that’s being provided in the bin Laden context by W. David Stephenson, […]

Doug Bedell — November 21, 2008, 5:01 pm

CIA: Keeping Its Eye on the Terrorism Ball

With all the attention being given to the presidential transition and elbowing for space at the inauguration of Barack Obama, it’s good to know that the CIA is keeping its eye on the ball: a smooth transition and the hunt for Osama bin Ladin.  Bin Laden’s al-Qaida remains the single greatest threat to the United […]