Interesting info from Australia:
Australian authorities believe they have foiled a major terrorist attack, arresting 15 people on Tuesday during raids in the country’s two biggest cities of Sydney and Melbourne.
The arrests come less than a week after Prime Minster John Howard said Australia received intelligence about a “terrorist threat”.
Other sources include:
Assuming they arrested people about to carry out a terrorist attack, BRAVO!
The most interesting portion to me is the email I received a two weeks ago that I didn’t report publicly at the time:
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 1:02 AM
Subject: HELP!!!!hello, i was just on ur website and me and a friend want a bomb big enough to blow up a car or anything along those lines of how big the thing is we want to blow up can u please help us? if u can can u please send me what i will need and how i go about making the bomb? thnx from grim.
From: Joe Huffman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 7:23 AM
Subject: I need contact info for the Melbourne Australia police.
I received the following email and need to forward it on to the appropriate people. The IP address of the sender indicates they are in Melbourne. Can you help?
Moscow, Idaho, USA
I received the following email and need to forward it on to the
appropriate people. The IP address of the sender indicates they are
in Melbourne Australia. Can you help?
I received replies:
From: OSAC Feedback
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: I need contact info for the Melbourne Australia police.
Dear Mr. Huffman:
Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).
In response to your e-mail message, the information has been forwarded to the appropriate authorites.
Thank you for your concerns.
Overseas Security Advisory Council
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
U.S. Department of State
From: PANTAZI, Angelique
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 6:41 PM
To: Joe Huffman
Subject: RE: I need contact info for the Melbourne Australia police.
Thank you for sending through this email. I have forwarded it to our Commander of Emergency Management.
Metropolitan Fire Brigade
456 Albert St
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002
Tel: (03) 9665 4394
Mob: 0400 919 778
The chances are slim that I had much, if anything, to do with the arrests, but the chance does exist.