Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’

Don’t Freak Out When Terrorists Attack D.C. This Weekend

D.C. first responders will simulate two attacks.

Uncle Ruslan Meets the World

Ruslan Tsarni hadn’t yet brought in his garbage cans when reporters, then investigators, showed up at his home Friday morning. By afternoon, his quiet cul-de-sac in Montgomery Village was echoing with news choppers hovering overhead and reporters swarming the street.
He had been following the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing like the rest of the [...]

Dueling Post Writers Trade Pinocchios, Explore Nature of Truth

Somebody lock down the Pinocchios, because they're flying all over the Washington Post, as Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler and Post opinion writer (and torture enthusiast!) Marc Thiessen debate who is the most Pinocchio.
Handing out Pinocchios on an ascending scale is Kessler's way of pointing out lying garbage people—without actually taking a stand and calling [...]

The Needle: Fight On ‘Til You Have Won, Sons of Washington Edition

Please Remain Terrified: Those warnings about an anniversary bombing yesterday, as the nation marked ten years since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, turned out to be a false alarm, as no attack materialized. But that doesn't mean vigilance can come to an end; authorities say they'll keep on high alert, apparently just in case the [...]

Is Our Children Learning About 9/11?

A Tufts University study finds that while the District and 20 states do discuss the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in their high school social studies curricula, they don't have much context or detail. Fourteen states don't mention the attacks at all in texts that have been updated since 2001.
While the researchers don't want states that [...]

The Needle: Everyone Be Terrified Edition

Ten Years Later: It was deja vu all over again this morning, as the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks approaches. Vague, unspecified warnings of terrorist strikes on either New York or D.C., urgings of "vigilance" from authorities, and wall-to-wall freakout coverage on cable news. Will the whole world be blown up this [...]

Would-Be Metro Bomber Caught in Sting

Federal authorities say a man from Virginia was attempting to help al-Qaeda operatives in a plot to bomb Metro stations. But from early indications, it doesn't look like the alleged bomber got very far into his plans before law enforcement tracked him down, and the only plotting he did was in response to instructions from [...]

An Unspecified Threat Against Metro?

While there are not too many details to go on, NBC4 is reporting that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned Metro of a threat to its transit system. That's according to an internal memo NBC4 has seen: "Someone traveled to Turkey last July to obtain a U.S. visa to come to the States [...]

Suspicious Package More Suspicious Than Usual [UPDATED]

WJLA-TV is reporting an "escalated response" to today's suspicious package at 19th and F Streets NW, which had authorities tied up for five hours, sealing off several square blocks surrounding the World Bank and parts of the George Washington University campus.
Some witnesses may have even heard a "small explosion," according the local ABC affiliate's Jennifer Donelan, who describes the overall level of police response [...]

It’s National Preparedness Month. Do You Know Where Your Emergency Rations Are?

The Metropolitan Police Department just re-upped its emergency supply kit recommendations this morning in honor of September: Did you know it’s National Preparedness Month?
I occasionally think it might be a good idea to create a kit and come up with a plan since we live in a place terrorists most likely dream about bombing, burning, [...]

Twitter Is Gonna Get Us All Killed

That's according to an Army intelligence report, which says that terrorists are using the microblogging service to communicate with each another.
Fox 5 News has announced that it's working on a story about this. Via Twitter.