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Maoists appear to be training cadres to shoot down helicopters

Koraput (Odisha) : Documents seized by security forces in Maoist hit Koraput district reveal that the rebels appear to have started training cadres to gun down helicopters used in ferrying security personnel for counter insurgency operations. This came to light after security forces recovered certain documents listing techniques to shoot down choppers and other aircraft from Maoist camps in Naranga forest of Narayanpatna two days ago. "We suspect the Red rebels are being trained in it (bringing down choppers)," said DIG (BSF) Sumer Singh. "As the documents are in Telugu, we are taking the help of a translator," he added. As Maoists frequently attack security personnel by planting landmines and ambushing patrolling teams, security forces prefer the aerial route. This has prompted Maoists to learn techniques to target helicopters, Singh said. He said if the Maoists get the technology and arms to shoot down choppers, the security personnel would

Terror Financing Tracking the Money Trails

The U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki once wrote an essay called “44 Ways to Support Jihad.” Five of his top 10 strategies focused on the same topic—money. It’s not surprising. Money fuels the operations of terrorists. It’s needed to communicate, buy supplies, fund planning, and carry out acts of destruction. But there’s a flip side to this proverbial coin. In the shadowy, secretive world of terrorists, this spending leaves a trail—a trail that we can follow to help expose extremists and their network of supporters…sometimes before they can strike. That’s why shortly after 9/11, we established the Terrorist Financing Operations Section (TFOS). Within the FBI, TFOS is responsible for following the money, providing financial expertise on our terrorism investigations, and centralizing efforts to identity extremists and shut down terrorism financing in specific cases. More recently, TFOS has adopted a broader strategy to identity, disrupt, and dismantle

Amnesty says ex-Soviet states abduct, torture suspected extremists

MOSCOW, July 5 (UPI) -- Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has condemned alleged kidnappings and torture at the hands of Russian security agencies, officials said. Amnesty International issued a report Wednesday that said Russian and other former Soviet republics have been involved in abductions, illegal extradition and torture of suspected Islamic extremists from central Asian countries, RIA Novosti reported. The group said when human rights groups and the European Court of Human Rights step in to stop such actions, "cynical subversions of international law" such as disappearances and abductions are carried out to secure extraditions. "Twenty years after the break-up of the Soviet Union, old collegiate ties, common institutional cultures and the shared perception across the region of the threat from Islamist extremist groups bind together the successor institutions to the Soviet KGB," said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International's Europe

Mongolian neo-Nazis rebrand themselves as environmentalists

Tsagaan Khass, or White Swastika, whose leader has expressed reverence for Hitler, now says its main goal is to save nature Members of the Mongolian neo-Nazi group Tsagaan Khass stand near a quarry where they questioned a worker. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters   A Mongolian neo-Nazi group has rebranded itself as an environmentalist organisation fighting pollution by foreign-owned mines, seeking legitimacy as it sends swastika-wearing members to check mining permits. Tsagaan Khass, or White Swastika, has only 100 or so members but it is one of several groups – others have names including Dayar Mongol (Whole Mongolia ), Gal Undesten (Fire Nation) and Khukh Mongol (Blue Mongolia) – that are linking nationalism and resources as foreign firms seek to exploit the mineral wealth of the vast country, landlocked between Russia and China. Based in an office behind a lingerie store in the Mongolian capital, the shaven-headed, jackbooted Tsagaan Khass

Roots Of Peace helps honor landmine victim's request

MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A Marin County humanitarian organization has made a historic mission to the Middle East to honor a little boy's request. That child lost a leg to a landmine in Israel and his wish to free the world from landmines started a movement. It ended, with Israelis and Palestinians working together in the fields of Bethlehem. A little boy skipping along a path through a field doesn't realize just how dangerous the path is. He takes a shortcut through an old minefield in his village in the fields of Bethlehem. Daniel Yuval is a young boy who started a campaign to get rid of landmines. He won the attention of a California mother who runs a non-profit to remove landmines. What happened is making history. Israelis and Palestinians are working together to remove old landmines, turning a deadly field into a land filled with opportunities. Mines killed nearly half a dozen children at that location and many adults. However, the Marin County

Gunmen kill 28 in attack on northeast Nigeria boarding school

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, July 6 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist gunmen killed 27 students and a teacher in a boarding school in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum on Saturday, a police source said. The attackers set fire to buildings and shot pupils as they tried to flee, the source told Reuters. Several of the students were being treated for burns, he added.  (Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Andrew Heavens) Source

Americans have grossly unbalanced response on gun safety, terrorism

I just finished a five-month leave, writing a book with my wife, Sheryl WuDunn, and what struck me while away from the daily fray is a paradox that doesn’t seem quite patriotic enough for July Fourth. Read more here: But I’ll share it anyway: On security issues, we Americans need a rebalancing. We appear willing to bear any burden, pay any price, to confound the kind of terrorists who shout “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) and plant bombs, while unwilling to take the slightest step to curb a different kind of terrorism: mundane gun violence in classrooms, cinemas and inner cities that claims 1,200 times as many American lives. When I began my book leave, it seemed likely that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut would impel Congress to approve universal background checks for gun purchases. It looked as if we might

Edward Snowden makes six new asylum requests: WikiLeaks

The 30-year-old is believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport looking for a country that will give him safe haven. LONDON: US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has applied to another six countries for asylum, WikiLeaks said on Friday on its Twitter feed. The 30-year-old is believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport looking for a country that will give him safe haven. Snowden has previously asked 21 countries for asylum. "Edward Snowden has applied to another six countries for asylum," said the tweet from anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, which is helping Snowden and has one of its staffers with him in Moscow. "They will not be named at this time due to attempted US interference." Washington has revoked the passport of Snowden, who is seeking to evade US justice for leaking details about a vast US electronic surveillance programme to collect phone and Internet data.  Source:

Gulf States To Toughen Sanctions Against Hezbollah

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) of oil-rich Middle East countries has decided to toughen sanctions against Lebanon's Hezbollah movement over its support to the much-despised regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Senior GCC officials met in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Thursday to coordinate the sanctions against the militant outfit which is believed to be getting military aid from Iran, Arab media reported. The meeting was convened "to develop mechanisms to monitor movements, financial transactions and business operations of Hezbollah," said Bahraini Deputy Interior Minister Khaled Al-Absi in his opening remarks. The meeting decided to form two expert teams, one to "coordinate with central banks" and the other to review "legal, administrative and financial matters" linked to the sanctions. The GCC also expressed deep concerns over the repercussions of Syria's widening civil war that has killed an estimated 100,

Maoists Special squad for targeted killings

Raising alarms for the state police forces along the West Bengal-Jharkhand-Bihar-Chhattisgarh corridor, the Maoists seem to have formed a special squad, whose job would be to undertake targeted killings of political leaders and senior police officials. The possibility of such a squad executing killings emerged when the West Bengal Police was informally sharing intelligence with Jharkhand Police, who is currently busy in looking for more clues to the recent daylight killing of Amarjit Balihar, the Superintendent of Police of Pakur district, along with five others. According to a senior police official from the West Bengal anti-Maoist cell, there were several references to a special squad that have been undertaking only targeted killings, after detailed planning to ensure perfect execution.  “The recent killing of Mahendra Karma and other Congress leaders at Chhattisgarh is one such example in which planning should have happened over months. Balihar’s killing should have b

More than 70 killed in warlords' battle for Somali port: UN

Several rival factions are battling for control of Kismayo, a strategic and economic hub in the southern Jubaland region Battles between rival warlords in Somalia's key southern port city of Kismayo killed at least 71 people last month, UN officials said Friday, clashes Mogadishu has accused Kenyan troops of encouraging. "Recent fierce fighting... continues to have a profound impact on civilians and humanitarian aid work in the Lower Juba region," the UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) said, adding the clashes also left more than 300 injured in June. "Injuries and deaths outside the hospital are estimated to be much higher but cannot be confirmed," the WHO added, which supports hospitals treating the war-wounded in Kismayo. Clashes have put on hold a vital mass polio vaccination campaign in the troubled country, where the first cases were confirmed six years after Somalia was declared free of the crippling virus. "Kismayo remains a vo

Maoists plan 14 battalions of PLA

Security concerns: Union Home Ministry has sent alerts to all states The CPI-Maoist has finalised  plans to raise 14 battalions of  the People Liberation Army to counter the massive concentration of security forces in Chhattisgarh. According to a secret document of the CPI- Maoist, obtained by the Andhra Pradesh Police, the PLA’s reorganisation, training, procurement and placement of forces have been championed by prominent Central Committee (CC) member and military commission second in command, Sonu alias Nambala Keshav Rao. The Maoist document dated June 28 has caused ripples in the Union Home Ministry which has sent alerts to all state police concerned to step up anti-Maoist efforts and act swiftly against all front organizations. The document surfaced after the week-long 10th anniversary celeb

Hamas urges faith in Arab Spring despite Morsi ouster

Haniya's political adviser Yussef Rizq on Thursday criticised on his Facebook page the ouster of Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president Ismail Haniya, head of the Hamas government in Gaza, appealed in a Friday sermon to have faith in the Arab Spring despite the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the army. "Do not fear for the Palestinian cause or for the resistance (against Israel) or for Gaza. Egypt is behind us, as are the Arab and Islamic countries," Haniya said. "We believe good will emerge from this Arab Spring, these revolutions and this rebirth. We expect the Arab Spring cycle to continue until its objectives are attained, including our own cause." Haniya's political adviser Yussef Rizq on Thursday criticised on his Facebook page the ouster of Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president. "What happened in Egypt, his eviction and removal of power, is not part of a g

Talk on how to spot extremism at hate-crime conference

A former police superintendent spoke about how universities and colleges can stop students becoming radicalised in the fight against terrorism during a major national conference in Bradford yesterday. Steve Cotter, deputy national co-ordinator of Prevent, part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, told delegates at the Community Cohesion Partnerships Conference it was important different organisations work together to spot warning signs that someone may hold extreme views that could lead to violence. Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism by working with a range of sectors – including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health – where there are risks of radicalisation that need to be dealt with. Speaking during the event at Bradford College , Mr Cotter, who worked for West Yorkshire Police for 22 years, including spells in Bradford, said: “When you have got someone in your university or college

Femen stages topless protest against Turkey PM

Feminist group urges 'lovely Turkish people' to continue unprecedented anti-Erdogan protests that began last month in Istanbul A feminist activist from the radical group Femen staged a topless protest at an Istanbul airport Friday to denounce Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's religious conservatism. Wearing only mini-shorts and high heels, she performed her stunt inside Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport, on the Asian side of the bi-continental city. The woman, with the words "Air Dictator" painted in red on her chest, brandished a banner representing a plane ticket that read "Erdogan, from: Istanbul to: Kabul". Police arrested her after the brief protest. Femen said in a statement it "urges the people of Turkey, like Egyptians, to overthrow Erdogan's Islamist regime and force Erdogan to relocate to a country close to him in spirit (such as) Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan." The group also urged the "lovely Turki

Sri Lanka to hold polls in ex-war zone for first time in 25 years

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will hold provincial elections in the former northern war zone in September for the first time in 25 years, officials said on Friday, a move long demanded by the United Nations since the end of three decades of conflict in 2009. But Northern Province , which includes the Jaffna peninsula , has been under military control since the end of the war and the government had resisted requests by the West to pull out the army. Ariyaratne Athugala, director general of the Department of Government Information, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa had issued the proclamation to hold northern provincial council polls. The Elections Commission said they would probably be held on September 21 or 28. The West is pressuring Sri Lanka to allow an independent investigation of accusations of human rights violations in the final stages of the civil war. The government has said a military presence is necessary to prevent the re-emergence of terrorism three years after

UN official concerned about humanitarian situation in Somalia's Kismayo

UNITED NATIONS, July 5 (Xinhua) -- A UN official on Friday expressed his concern about the escalated humanitarian distress in Somalia's key southern port city of Kismayo. Philippe Lazzarini, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, was concerned about the humanitarian situation in Kismayo which witnessed heavy fighting in June, said UN associate spokesman Farhan Haq. Battles between rival warlords in Kismayo, which killed at least 71 civilians and injured 300 others last month, has also had serious humanitarian consequences, the spokesman said. "A polio vaccination campaign targeting 24,000 people of all ages has been temporarily suspended," Haq said. "That's a grave concern in light of a wild polio virus outbreak that has resulted in 41 confirmed cases in southern and central regions of Somalia in May and June." Somalia has been torn by factional fighting since 1991. On June 2, the UN launched an assistance mission to offer

'A Hijacking' review: All at sea, with Somali pirates

Pilou Asbaek, right, is a worried captive in 'A Hijacking' (MAGNOLIA) "A Hijacking" is a modern story of an old-fashioned crime on the high seas, in which a group of Somali pirates seize a Danish cargo ship and its crew. But this is not terrorism. This is just business. Which is exactly how the film treats it, too — a decision which occasionally turns audiences into unhappy captives, as well. We spend half the film with the poor sailors, cooped up on that foul-smelling ship. But we spend the rest of it back at sleek corporate headquarters, where the negotiations have already begun. And drag on for months. The pirates want $15 million. The company offers $250,000. There are shouts, insults, hang-ups. Then the bargaining resumes. The pirates will settle for $12 million. The company offers $500,000. And so, on and on, it goes. As Americans — and, particularly, as American mov

Bad aroma : We should all be worried when the courts let neo-Nazis off on a technicality

A recent decision by the ontario Court of Appeal to dismiss a Crown appeal of the so-called "Roma case" should be of great concern to every citizen who seeks both justice and wisdom from our legal system.The case dates back to August 1997, when members of a neo-Nazi and white supremacist group held a demonstration outside the Lido Motel in Toronto. There, a number of recently arrived Roma refugees from Czechoslovakia were being housed by Canadian immigration authorities. These demonstrators, wearing masks to conceal their identity, carried flags bearing images of the iron cross, the symbol of the Confederacy and the hated swastika. They carried signs proclaiming, "Honk if you hate Gypsies," "Out Gypsies out," "You’re a cancer" and "Canada is not a trash can." The refugees, mostly women and children, were terrified. The demonstration reminded them of the hatred, assaults and murder they had faced in their home co

Colombian ELN leader urges government to start peace talks

BOGOTA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Colombia's second largest rebel group National Liberation Army (ELN) on Friday urged the government to begin peace negotiations with the group. "Unconditional dialogue between the two sides is imperative to ease the impact of the war on the communities and society, as we strive for the dignified and lasting peace we all deserve," ELN rebel leader Nicolas Rodriguez Bautista, alias "Gabino" said. The ELN's call for talks came as the group commemorates 49 years of armed resistance. "Our struggle is for peace, we reassert, but we are determined to continue fighting and resisting alongside the people who continually give us their determined support," Gabino added. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday via Twitter that his government would not have dialogue with the ELN until all captives are released and the kidnappings do not recur. The ELN freed on Thursday Carlos Fabian Huertas, a sol

‘Foreign sponsored militants turn hi-tech in J&K’

Jammu: Accusing the ruling NC government of failing to check militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, the state unit of BJP said "foreign sponsored" militants were turning high-tech to spread the menace of terrorism in the region. "There is enough evidence to establish that foreign sponsored militants in the state are turning hi-tech and opting for highly sophisticated and more lethal methods of operation to increase the level of militancy in J&K," party's state spokesperson Jitendra Singh told reporters on Friday. Singh accused the ruling National Conference of being "indifferent" and "unabashedly constrained" in checking militancy in the state and also questioned its ally Congress as to why it was silent on the matter. He also raised concern over the recent revelation made by outgoing 15 Corps GOC Lt Gen Om Prakash that 300 militants were still active in the state, out of whom 60 percent were foreign militants. "Besides, the

France condemns attack on French consul staff in Libya

PARIS, July 5 (Xinhua) -- France strongly condemned the gun attack on a couple with the French honorary consul in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, reiterating Paris support to help local authorities restore stability and guarantee security, the foreign ministry said Friday. "France condemns in the strongest terms the attack that targeted Jean Dufriche and expressed its sympathy and support to him and to his family," said the ministry in a statement. "Libya faces major challenges after 42 years of dictatorship and eight months of conflict. Restoring security is the priority for the development of the country and the establishment of the rule of law," the ministry added. Late on Thursday, gunmen opened fire at Dufriche who was on his way back to his residence with his wife in their car. Both survived the attack and left for Tunisia on Friday, according to Libyan officials. Thursday's attack was the second accident towards the French envoy

Bombs kill 22 in Iraq, Sunni leader urges Egypt-style protests

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber killed 15 people as they left a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital on Friday and a separate attack on Sunni protesters killed seven, police and medics said. In Baghdad's northwestern district of Graiaat, witnesses said guards at the exit to the Shia mosque stopped a woman who then blew herself up amidst worshippers leaving after sunset prayers. Suicide bombings are the hallmark of al Qaeda. The attack on the Sunni protesters took place in Samarra, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, one of several cities where Sunnis have been protesting against Iraq's Shi'ite-led government since December. Many Sunnis resent Shia domination since the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003 and empowered majority Shia through the ballot box. That was followed by an insurgency that brought Iraq to the brink of civil war. Protest organiser Adnan Al-Muhanna called on Sunnis to take to the streets daily and follow the example of Egyptians.

Abu Qatada To Finally Be Deported To Jordan

The radical cleric spends his final day on British soil before he is taken from Belmarsh prison and flown to Jordan to face trial.   Abu Qatada will be moved to RAF Northolt in west London and deported to Jordan in the early hours of Sunday morning. It marks the end of a near decade-long legal battle to remove the preacher, who the Government has described as a "truly dangerous individual" and a "key player" in al Qaeda-related terrorism. Sky News understands the 51-year-old will be driven from Belmarsh prison in southeast London to RAF Northolt around midnight tonight.

12 dead, 200 injured in clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents in Alexandria

Egyptian police and army attempt to break up clashes between supporters and opponents of ejected President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria At least 12 dead and 200 injured in Alexandria clashes between opponents and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, MENA cites head of Alexandria Ambulance Authority. Fresh violence erupted in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria Friday night between police forces and thousands of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Violence extended along the street leading up to the northern military base headquarters, where pro-Morsi protesters had marched on earlier on Friday Earlier in the day, supporters and opponents of Morsi clashed near the military base headquarters where hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters marched in response to Islamists calls for protest against Morsi's removal. Violence broke out on Friday afternoon after Morsi supporters were reportedly harassed by anti-Morsi passersby. Police intervened

Social media reunites families of Tibetans-in-exile

DHARAMSHALA : Social media is playing an exceptional role in the life of the Tibetans-in-exile, with many of them virtually reuniting with their kin. Social networking has been a bridge between Tibetans-in-exile and their homeland Tibet, perhaps which is why Tibetans have left almost no social webpages untried be it Facebook , Twitter or even blogs. "My uncle left me in school with packets of chips and chocolates when I was just 12 years old. I have never been to Tibet since then but I am in touch with my relatives through social webpages. These online pages have deeply influenced my life," said Gangkar, a student of Tibetan higher studies of Buddhism. Many Tibetan associations have started a special drive to educate and encourage the Tibetan community to make use of cyber communication and keep in touch with their dear ones back in Tibet. Many like him maintain that "this hope" to connect with "their loved ones" is the reason that mos

2 suicide attacks kill 16, wounds 17 in Afghanistan

KABUL, July 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 16 Afghans were killed and 17 others sustained injuries as two suicide attacks rocked the southern provinces of Kandahar and Uruzgan on Friday, officials asserted. In the latest deadly suicide bombing which hit Uruzgan's provincial capital Trinkot 370 km south of Kabul, 12 people mostly policemen were killed and five others sustained injuries, spokesman for provincial administration, Abdullah Humat said. "A man strapped explosive device in his body entered a compound of the Highway police in Trinkot at 12:30 p.m. local time and blew himself up killing 12 people and injuring five others," Humat told Xinhua. He further noted that the attacker was also killed in his blast. The victims include police personnel and some labors who had worked inside the compound, he added. In the previous suicide attack which happened in Taliban former stronghold Kandahar province, three people including the attacker were killed and 12 oth

Fugitive Lebanon cleric in new audio message

BEIRUT (AFP) –   Lebanese cleric Ahmed al-Assir, a radical Salafi on the run since deadly clashes between his forces and the country's army last month, has urged his supporters to turn out to a Friday rally. In an audio message posted online on Thursday he also accused the army and Shiite group Hezbollah of cooperating and conspiring against him during the fighting in the southern town of Sidon last month. Assir, who has not issued any public comment since he escaped from Sidon and an arrest warrant was issued against him, urged "my brothers to make a move this Friday." "Go out from the mosques, make a symbolic stand, raise your voices to say we demand prosecution of the criminals," he said in an apparent reference to Hezbollah and their backers. Lebanese media said members of Assir's family confirmed that the recording was his voice. Lebanon's security forces have been searching for Assir since the end of a battle between h

Somalia's Shebab fighters: divided but still deadly

NAIROBI (AFP) –   For the past year, many celebrated that Somalia's Shebab fighters were on the back foot, as African Union and government forces wrested town after town from the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen. But despite recent infighting -- including the recent killing of top leaders in a bloody purge -- analysts warn the extremist group are far from defeated. A brazen daylight attack last month on a fortified United Nations compound in Mogadishu, with a seven-man suicide commando blasting into the complex and killing 11 in a gun battle to the death, followed similar tactics used in an attack on a court house in April. "Despite significant infighting, Al-Shebab stepped up attacks... shaking the fragile sense of security in the capital by launching attacks," the International Crisis Group (ICG) notes. The complex attacks came even as top Shebab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane moved against fellow commanders who had criticised his leadership, killing two

Syrian Conflict Putting Al Qaeda Militants Closer to Europe: UK

LONDON (Reuters) -- The conflict in Syria has brought al Qaeda fighters closer to Europe and in greater numbers than ever before, profoundly changing the nature of the terrorism threat, Britain's top security official said on Wednesday. Hundreds and possibly thousands of al Qaeda-linked people had been drawn to the two-year-old uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said Charles Farr, Director General of Britain's Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism. "Syria is a very profound game-changer," Farr told a security conference in London. "The blunt truth is there are more people associated with AQ (al Qaeda) and AQ-associated organizations now operating in Syria than there ever have been before that close to Europe. "They are operating at an intensity which is unparalleled since the events in Iraq in 2005/2006, in other words the peak of the Iraqi terrorist threat. They are much closer to us, in much greater numbers, and fightin

Wannabe U.S. jihadists fell prey to Al Qaeda con men

In this court sketch, Wesam El-Hanafi, centre, and Sabirhan Hasanoff appear on terrorism-related charges at U.S. District Court in 2010. Court records show they were cheated of funds they sent to an Al Qaeda contact in Yemen. Three naturalized U.S. citizens who had fantasies of fighting for radical Islam were defrauded by their Yemeni contacts, court records show. KANSAS CITY, MO.—As a Kansas City man learned, joining the global jihad against godless imperialism is harder than you’d think. Especially when the Al Qaeda leaders you’re dealing with are just as adept at conning their own recruits as they are at instigating mass murder. The FBI’s recent disclosure that a Kansas City man’s terror cell had once cased the New York Stock Exchange was meant to demonstrate that the government’s electronic surveillance programs have disrupted real threats to the homeland. But the case’s hundreds of pages of court records also show that federal invest