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  • Hezbollah Terrorist Attack On U.S.
    the radical theology of the late Ayatollah Khomeini are its primary influences The Consultative Council or Majlis al Shura is Hezbollah s top governing body Hassan Nasrallah is the head or Secretary General of the council Hezbollah is dedicated to liberating Jerusalem and eliminating Israel hence its hatred of the U S one of Israel s staunchest allies It has formally advanced the notion of absolute Islamic rule in Lebanon All the same Hezbollah has actively participated in Lebanon s political system since 1992 Although Hezbollah does not advocate Syria s fairly secular government the terrorist group has been a strong ally in helping Syria advance its political objectives in the region Hezbollah is often allied with the Shi ite government of Iran but has been known to act alone Some of the first major anti American terrorist attacks were Hezbollah s suicide truck bombings of the U S Embassy and U S Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983 followed by the U S Embassy annex in Beirut in September 1984 Three members of the group Imad Mughniyah Ali Atwa and Hasan Izz al Din are among the FBI s 22 Most Wanted Terrorists for their part in the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 in which an American Navy diver was murdered In 2003 Hezbollah seemed to initiate a presence in Iraq but it appears its activities there are limited Hezbollah currently enjoys the support of several thousands in countries like Lebanon Iran and Syria as well as that of a few hundred terrorist operatives The group primarily operates in southern Lebanon especially in the southern outskirts of Beirut and the Bekaa Valley Hezbollah also has cells in Europe Africa North America South America and Asia Like al Qaeda it is one of the few terror groups with a global reach Hezbollah receives its aid from Shi ite factions Hence it often enjoys training in weapons and explosives as well as diplomatic political financial and organizational aid from Iran political diplomatic and logistic aid from Syria and immense financial aid from Lebanese business interests and individuals worldwide especially through the Lebanese diaspora Many expatriate Lebanese reside in Latin America and often utilize certain countries free trade zones for their own purposes Howard Vincent Meehan wrote a Master s Thesis in December 2004 for the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA entitled Terrorism Diasporas and Permissive Threat Environments A Study of Hizballah s Fundraising Operations in Paraguay and Ecuador Approved by James Wirtz chairman of the National Security Affairs Department it serves as a good study into Hezbollah s fundraising in Latin America The study states that Most of the attention of international counter terrorist organizations has been directed toward Hizballah s fundraising operations in the Tri Border Area TBA of Argentina Brazil and Paraguay For example Paraguay s geostrategic proximity to the free trade zone of the TBA is conducive to piracy and money laundering and explains their use by Hizballah Also high levels of communal and ideological support

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  • How to Survive a Bomb at a Public Event
    at the Iraqi Parliament was executed on a day that their weapons detection systems were down Every building of importance and or event should have a weapons detection system in place In fact they should probably have more than one For example there is the Secure 1000 The Secure 1000 is an electronic imaging system used to detect explosives firearms knives drugs and other weapons Basically it scans the subject with narrow beams of X rays On one hand the Secure 1000 requires people to walk in front of a stand for a three second front and then a three second rear scan thus slowing down entrances However if you want to scare off terrorists the visible presence it offers plus the slowdown effect might actually be helpful In addition as was said earlier it might be prudent to have a second weapons detection system in place for your building or events center One option is a Concealed Weapons Detection Camera Brijot Imaging Systems in conjunction with Lockheed Martin one of the leaders in advanced military technology has one out In sum their camera can reportedly detect knives guns or bombs whether metal plastic or composite under clothes It is a millimeter wave camera combined with a video camera and special algorithm software It has a range of 45 feet For more information click on Concealed Weapons Detection Camera Always remember that whether you get both of these kinds of products or just one there are other makes and models out there as well your building or events center will be safer for it Speaking of safety you can t trust technology alone After all it s only as good as the people operating it For example in the Iraqi Parliament situation noted earlier wasn t it rather odd that the detections system was down on a day that bombs were smuggled in Of course it was In other words someone was probably working on the inside for Al Qaeda The good news is that there is far less chance of that happening in America However there still is a chance again terrorists and fanatics live here as well Thus a couple of things should probably be in place 1 Limit access to your building or events center In other words have security clustered in one spot because people can t get in anywhere else 2 Do background checks including fingerprints on all of your workers 3 Always have at least two people checking protocols at every security outpost In other words don t just rely on one person for your security in any one area terminal or space By doing this you lessen the chances of being taken advantage of by one person intent on doing you harm on the inside What if it all goes down and I m at the building or events center All of these precautionary measures are great Still if an explosive can be detonated in the Iraqi Parliament in this day and age

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  • Terrorists Attack Baseball Game with Dirty Bomb
    of the game perhaps days before the start of the game and has just unleashed it during the second inning of a Major League Baseball game What do you do if you re at a baseball game and this happens At one time the best seats in the stadium used to be down by the field However in our day and age of looming terrorist threat the best seats may either be behind your television set safe at home or if you really want to go to the game perhaps a stadium seat on the upper level This way if anything happens down on game level you won t be anywhere near it Terrorists Attack Baseball Stadium with Remote Controlled Plane or Drone There s an even easier way to get a dirty bomb into a baseball stadium and that s with a remote control airplane or drone However I m sure this is one scenario that security teams have considered and there are probably numerous ways to spot a remote controlled plane before it gets to the stadium Now if one day you are at a baseball game and you suddenly see a remote controlled plane fly into the stadium don t hang around and wait for it to do some acrobatic tricks don t assume it s part of the show or simply an advertising gag Get out of your seat and run for the nearest exit Because of the prevalence of drones being used by various organizations to photograph the crowds drones unfortunately are going to be seen as harmless harmless that is until one is used by a terrorist Bio Terror Attack at Baseball Game Now getting a dirty bomb or radioactive material into a baseball stadium and hiding it in a pitcher s mound might be a hard thing to do By now hopefully there are security precautions in place that monitor every person who has access to a baseball field as well as machines that detect radiation so a dirty bomb is detected before it can ever be detonated But what about a biological attack at a baseball game Do we have the technology to detect this kind of thing It doesn t take a rocket scientist to figure out how al Qaeda or ISIS on another faction of Racial Islam could pull this off All they have to do is have someone on the inside a radicalized U S citizen for example who is intent on smuggling in a weapon to be used during a baseball game not just a baseball game of course but really any major sporting event is at risk nowadays Unfortunately there are a large number of people who work at Major League Baseball stadiums and it only takes one person with access to a playing field to pull something like this off Preventing a Terrorist Attack at a Baseball Game Every person with access to a playing field must be screened that includes the groundsmen the umpires and

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  • Radical Islam's Goal? The Fall of the United States
    S Some Mexicans sure are good at sneaking things into the United States Each year drug runners smuggle countless tons of cocaine marijuana and other drugs and tens of thousands of people into the United States and their operations seem to only get bigger Apparently terrorists have heard and there is now a very real and very severe threat from south of the border See world news Al Qaeda nukes already in U S Venezualan President Predicts Fall of United States Empire Even before the riots surrounding Bush s recent visit to Mexico there are big red flags going up that the countries to the south of the United States may play a role in our eventual downfall Think of these red flags as foreshadowing to what will be the most horrific event in modern times if it plays out the way it looks like it s going to play out That is the nuclear attack by terrorists on multiple cities in the United States and its entire government and way of life collapsing forever Millions perish In September 2006 FoxNews com reports Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez not only predicting the fall of the United States in the near future but also ending his heated speech to the United Nations with a phrase from Arabic inshallah meaning God willing Why is the President of Venezuala a country in South America speaking Arabic He s made it clear that he does not like Bush or the United States for that matter And these are comments made on the record What does he say off the record If we get hit hard by nuclear terrorists in the coming months don t say that you weren t warned This is all conjecture Maybe one reason we haven t been able to find Bin Laden is that he s not in the Middle East anymore Instead he s somewhere in hiding in South America perhaps staying with a business associate a drug lord with a heavily armed compound deep in a mountainous jungle with its own airstrip This drug lord knows how to move cocaine and automatic weapons He s been doing it for a long time He also knows how to move money and people He asks Bin Laden What s in the package Bin Laden says Don t worry it s not dope I just need to know can you get these packages in ok Drug lord laughs I can get anything in Bin Laden s New Recruits When President Bush was in Mexico it was obvious that there are a lot of Mexicans who aren t happy with the U S If our own people will bomb Oklahoma City McVeigh and Nichols 1995 it s not a hard stretch to see how Bin Laden would be tempted to recruit a handful of pissed off Mexicans to sneak in some Muslim extremists who just happen to also look Mexican and launch a series of terrorist attacks on the United States On top

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  • How to Survive the Bird Flu
    Preparedness 583 million for pandemic preparedness including 100 million to help states complete and exercise their pandemic plans But that s not all this president is fighting for Currently scientists must wait until a new strain of influenza emerges to create a vaccine this allows them to know what they re dealing with and how to create a vaccine which is both safe and certain to fight the disease Once these factors are known scientists then use chicken eggs to grow the necessary antibodies In the event of a pandemic this antiquated process would take many many months to produce a vaccine claims the president And it would not allow us to produce enough vaccine for every American in time New Drugs to Combat Flu Pandemic He is therefore calling for the quick creation and use of new drugs which have not been put through normal safety procedures to flood the market To ensure this plan is allowed to bear fruit the industry friendly president said he will ask Congress to pass legislation that would limit legal liability of vaccine makers to encourage more improperly tested drugs to enter the market in short a get out of jail free card which will allow the drug industry to experiment on the American people virtually free of safety concerns and constraints If this seems like cutting off one s nose to spite one s face you would be correct Of course this president will resort to the bald rhetorical trick of the false dilemma to make his point saying that we must either choose between often untested unknown drugs created by companies which no longer have to worry about our safety or that we can do nothing at all It is a bit like insisting that we must either immediately hire police officers and judges without any previous knowledge of their character and abilities or that chaos will reign U S Drug Supply Too Small to Help General Population in the Event of a Bird Flu Pandemic The truth appears far more prosaic America currently has only one drug manufacturer making a tested known vaccine which may at least retard the flu s effects this means that the U S controlled supply is far too small to be effective for the general population The most immediate alternative would be to quickly spend untold billions buying similar vaccines from other countries and their businesses But this could put a hard demand on already strained resources drastically raise prices for those tested drugs and perhaps most damning of all to a career politician be a tacit admission by an already weakened president that he has aided in exporting America s ability to protect itself That kind of display he don t need This is not to say that every political player may be playing fast and loose with our lives in the hope of saving a few of us Trust for America s Health TFAH a nonpartisan public health watchdog group issued a June

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  • 1918 Spanish Flu - Up to 40 Million Dead
    somewhere between 20 and 40 million people more people than the Great War known today as World War I WWI It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded history Known as Spanish Flu or La Grippe the 1918 influenza virus created a global disaster More people died of influenza in a single year than in four years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351 1918 Superflu Infected a Fifth of the Earth s Population In the scant two years that this scourge desolated the earth a fifth of the world s population was infected The flu was most deadly for people aged 20 to 40 The Spanish Flu actually originated in China or Tibet in 1917 as a rare genetic shift of the influenza virus A recombination of its surface proteins created a virus novel to almost everyone thus creating an influenza without human immunity Recently the virus has been reconstructed from the tissue of a dead soldier it is now being genetically characterized The name of Spanish Flu came from the early infections and large mortalities in Spain where it apparently killed 8 million in May 1918 However an initial wave of influenza appeared early in the spring of 1918 in Kansas and in military camps throughout the U S Before long cases were showing up in Europe It changed its character when it hit France becoming malignant as it was contracted by African soldiers who had been recruited into the French army After establishing a killing field in France the flu moved into Spain a neutral player in WWI For that reason Spain had no need to censor the illness from its people in order to keep them focused on the war effort The Spanish press therefore fully documented the illness along with its destructive effects on the human body Running its course the 1918 flu would affect a person in the following ways 1 High fevers shivers coughs muscular pain and sore throat 2 Tiredness and dizzy spells 3 Loss of strength to the point of not being able to eat or drink without assistance 4 Difficulty in breathing 5 Death The influenza epidemic quickly spread around the globe In all some 525 million people were infected by the virus which caused about 21 million deaths That was more than twice the number of individuals who had been killed by the Great War An unusual aspect of the 1918 flu virus was that rather than behave like normal strains of influenza which especially attacks those with weak immunity systems like the old the infirm and the young it tended to strike hardest at the young and healthy members of society As these were the people who were responsible for the day to day organizational matters of people s lives it sometimes must have seemed that society itself was crumbling In America strains of religious fervor swept the landscape with brimstone preachers proclaiming such death was the sure hand of God smiting

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  • How to Survive A Bird Flu Pandemic
    Influenza Avian Influenza is commonly referred to as the Bird Flu However that tells you very little In fact the name Bird Flu by itself is somewhat misleading After all the term could actually be referring to several different strains of virus carried by birds Along with this Avian Influenza really refers to flu from viruses adapted to birds Symptoms from such viruses can range anywhere from those of typical flu to conjuntivitis respiratory failure pneumonia and several other death wielding ailments How s that for not knowing what to expect In the past there have likely been innumerable instances where flu from viruses adapted to birds have been in some form caught by humans However these have only reached pandemic proportions in three known instances In 1957 a strain of flu virus that emerged as the result of a recombination of human and avian viruses H2N2 wrought havoc on the world Further another H3N2 did the same in 1968 Perhaps the most famous and deadly of pandemic avian flu situations occurred in 1918 In this instance the Spanish Flu killed 500 000 people in the United States and over 50 million worldwide That s right 50 million dead Still all of that is ancient history right After all there s nothing like that out there right now so this article is merely blowing smoke Not quite true A strain of Avian Flu called H5N1 has caused the largest number of cases of severe disease and death in humans in recent years This first became a supposed problem in 1997 in Hong Kong when for the first time ever an influenza A virus was transmitted directly from birds to people During this episode 18 people were hospitalized and six died In order to control the outbreak 1 5 million chickens were killed In addition and perhaps most frightening is the fact that there were rare situations where this virus spread from person to person in 1997 You see unlike the garden variety seasonal flu that sprouts only mild respiratory symptoms in most people the disease caused by H5N1 was shown to follow an unusually aggressive course In fact in many situations H5N1 seems to cause an overwhelming immune response in people to the point that their own immune systems in essence attack them Much like the Spanish Flu of 1918 Still despite outbreaks in parts of Europe Asia the Pacific Africa and the near East particularly in regard to their animal populations this virus has only left 167 people dead in 10 countries since 2003 That s especially strange considering about half the people who have come down with it have died So why the low numbers Simply because at present the virus rarely transmits from human to human It seems that in order for a flu strain to truly become a pandemic threat to humanity a protein that coats the virus surface called hemagglutinin must prefer to attach to cells in the human nose and windpipe Hence why a

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  • How to Survive Mass Extinction
    said earlier about all of the world s life being connected Here s where the rubber meets the road For instance let s use the recent problems with honeybees to illustrate our point as extinctions around the world could bring varied issues FACT Honeybees are Dying Across the Globe and We Don t Know Why Back in October of 2006 beekeepers around the United States reported that hundreds of thousands of bees were dying inexplicably with whole colonies being devastated Because of this in December these beekeepers spoke to the House on what they have termed Colony Collapse Disorder In fact scientists beekeepers and officials have gotten together a task force that is called CCD to look into this epidemic In short things haven t gotten any better At this time beekeepers are still losing between 50 90 percent of their honeybees Further according to Caird E Rexroad from the Agricultural Research Service his agency believe s that some form of stress may be suppressing immune systems of bees ultimately contributing to CCD Of course that stress could be virtually anything Could global warming be the culprit Of course it could whether directly or indirectly Further the problem could be caused by a host of other things including pesticides mites pathogens and migratory issues No matter if this trend continues with the honeybees they will cease to exist in the United States by 2035 And that s a problem Besides the number of people that would lose jobs beyond the fact that the country would now be forced to import honey is the notion that seems forgotten by many Remember we are all connected Thus if the bees die than flowering plants don t get pollinated Many fruit and vegetable plants are flowering plants So it stands to reason that our food sources might become decimated All told this would cost our country billions of dollars right off the bat And that s not even really considering the other animals out there that survive because of plants that require pollination from honeybees In other words the circle of life would be disrupted How to Survive Honeybee Extinction First there is no proof that global warming has anything to do with this loss of honeybees That said isn t is a little strange that this is occurring amidst large scale temperature increases tornadoes all across the United States hurricanes tsunamis and a lack of snow in the winter combined with an increase of it when it usually doesn t snow Of course it is Further France s recently documented Hornet problem seems tied to global warming their survival in that area does at least Further since these Hornets have set down in France they ve begun to attack the honeybee population see what I mean Therefore the first thing to do about all of these extinctions is to follow our scientists recommendations on global warming seems obvious but that doesn t mean their recommendations will be followed If these scientists say

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