Erick Stakelbeck

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July 2008 Entries

New Terrorist Weapon: Suicide Underwear?

Just when you thought you'd seen it all. Talk about "death from below." From Pakistan's Daily Times:

posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Al Qaeda Website Urges Detailed Attacks on Western Targets

What else is new, you might say. And yes, there are literally threats against the West on Islamist websites every day. But they're often times non-specific, incoherent diatribes that deal in "Kill the Jews' and "Death to America"-type generalities. This one is a bit more detailed. From 

posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Al Qaeda Bomb-Making Mastermind Killed in Targeted Strike

Big fish alert. From ABC News:

posted @ Monday, July 28, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Pakistani Govt. Signs Yet Another Peace Deal with the Taliban

It's become hard to keep track of the dizzying--and disastrous--number of peace deals the Pakistani government has reached with the Taliban and its Islamist allies over the past two years or so (see my CBN News stories on the catastrophic Waziristan and Bajaur peace accords). The Pakistani government's latest mini-Munich has been struck with Islamist militants in the settled district of Hangu. Bill Roggio has the troubling details.

posted @ Friday, July 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

"Allah Aboard" NYC Subway Cars?

You have to love the New York Post--it's got something for everyone. There's the mindless celebrity gossip of Page Six, the often scathing and frequently hilarious movie reviews of Lou Lumenick and Kyle Smith and a first-rate sports page (including Peter Vescey's NBA scoops, a must for a basketball junkie like myself). But the Post is probably best known for its legendary--and often ingenious--headlines (for example: "Headless Body Found in Topless Ba

posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Off To The Beach

No, I'm not heading to the sandy shores of the Mediterranean or the Persian Gulf to investigate some nefarious jihadist activity. I'm bound for a far more ominous and foreboding place: the Jersey Shore. Just kidding, Jerseyites. Seriously, although I'm based in D.C. these days, I'm a Philly boy through and through. And we Philly guys head "downashore" for our summer vacations. Case closed. No fancy island resorts for us!

posted @ Thursday, July 03, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Bin Laden Only Has Months to Live?

More on the ongoing "dead or alive" debate regarding UBL, from Time:

posted @ Tuesday, July 01, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)