Three suspects appear in a Chicago court Tuesday to face terrorism-related charges for allegedly plotting to hurl Molotov cocktails at President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters.But it'll be state, not federal attorneys handling their case.Even as lawmakers in Illinois and at least 35 ot
A Cook County judge set steep bonds Sunday afternoon for two more activists accused of planning violence during the NATO summit.Criminal Court Judge Israel Desierto set a $750,000 bond for Sebastian Senakiewicz, 24, a Chicago resident charged with falsely making a terrorist threat.
According to the American counterterrorism establishment, al Qaeda is on the brink of collapse. Officials suggest that with a small number of additional blows, the U.S. can effectively extinguish the Pakistan-based organization that executed the September 11th attacks.
Al Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body that is kept alive largely by the anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn, says Fawaz Gerges, a professor at the London School of Economics. He discusses his new book The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda.
The story seems pulled from a movie script: Last week, the U.S. government alleged that officials high up in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard concocted a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S., with the help of a Mexican drug gang. Members of the Iranian security force, U.S.