A Coast Guard Lieutenant Accused Of Planning A Terrorist Attack Won't Be Charged With Terrorism – BuzzFeed News

A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting a white supremacist terror attack “on a scale rarely seen in this country” will not face charges related to terrorism. That means Lt. Christopher Hasson, 50, can be released on bail as his trial on drug and firearms charges proceeds, a federal judge said on Thursday, the Associated […]

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Trump Re-enacts Paris Terrorist Attacks, Says Armed Concert-Goers Would’ve Stopped Onslaught – Vanity Fair

For reasons as yet unknown, Donald Trump has a longstanding tendency to slip into impressions during speeches and off-the-cuff remarks. Past impersonations have included opponent (Marco Rubio), employee (Jeff Sessions), sworn enemy (windmills), and, of course, the media (memorably, a disabled reporter who wrote a story he didn’t like. So it wasn’t entirely surprising that […]

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Sri Lankan police wrongly identify Brown University student as wanted suspect in terror attack – The Washington Post

Amara Majeed sits in her advanced placement biology class at Towson High School in Maryland in February 2015. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/AP) Amara Majeed had an unpleasant surprise waiting for her when she awoke on Thursday morning. Earlier that day, police in Sri Lanka had released the names and photos of six suspects wanted in connection […]

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'Mind control': The secret UK government blueprints shaping post-terror planning – Middle East Eye

The British government has prepared for terrorist incidents by pre-planning social media campaigns that are designed to appear to be a spontaneous public response to attacks, Middle East Eye has learned. Hashtags are carefully tested before attacks happen, Instagram images selected, and “impromptu” street posters are printed. In operations that contingency planners term “controlled spontaneity”, […]

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