Monthly Archives: August 2007

Goose Creek Update: Egyptian Students Arrested in South Carolina Face Explosive and Terrorism Charges

I knew there was something fishy about this:

Two Egyptian students at the University of South Florida were indicted Friday for carrying explosive materials across states lines and one of them was charged with teaching the other how to use them for violent reasons.

Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 24, an engineering graduate student and teaching assistant at the Tampa-based university, faces terrorism charges for teaching and demonstrating how to use the explosives.

He and Youssef Samir Megahed, 21, an engineering student, were stopped for speeding August 4 in Goose Creek, South Carolina, where they have been held on state charges.

The two men were stopped with pipe bombs in their car near a Navy base in South Carolina where enemy combatants have been held. They were held on state charges while the FBI continued to investigate whether there was a terrorism link.

Mohamed was charged with distributing information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction, which is a terrorism-related statute, a Justice Department official said. The crime carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.

20 years sounds like a good start and the U.S. Navy brig in Goose Creek sounds like an ideal spot to house them.

USAJOBS Pwnt: Federal Government Job Search Site Hacked – Contact Information Stolen

My personal information appears to have been stolen yet again. I’m losing track of these notices:

Recently, malicious software, known as Infostealer.Monstres, was used to gain unauthorized access to the Monster.com resume database to steal the contact information of job seekers. Monster Worldwide is the technology provider for the USAJOBS website and regrettably, some of the contact information captured came from USAJOBS job seekers.

The information captured included name, address, telephone number, and email address. Monster Worldwide has assured the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that Social Security Numbers were NOT compromised because of IT security shields USAJOBS has in place.

At least they didn’t get Social Security Numbers. I guess the other good news is that I haven’t used USAJOBS in years so whatever information they have is probably out of date.

Urban Dictionary:
Pwnt

Audio: Minneapolis Airport Police interrogation of Senator Larry Craig

FOX News has the transcript. I still think he’ll resign before the week ends. The pressure to do so is mounting:

The Nevada senator who leads the Republican effort to reclaim the majority in the Senate in 2008 joined a growing number of leaders suggesting Sen. Larry Craig resign.

Sen. John Ensign told MSNBC today that it would be best if Craig resigns, MSNBC reported at 1 p.m. MDT.

Ensign’s turning away from Craig is especially significant because he is chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Senate GOP’s campaign arm that raises money and develops strategy to elect Republican senators. Ensign’s statement suggests that Republicans fear that a prolonged battle by Craig to keep his seat will harm other GOP candidates in 2008.

Craig is among the GOP incumbents who face re-election next year. Craig said on Tuesday that he will announce next month whether he will run for a fourth term.

“I think the pressure will continue to build,” said Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, who chairs the party’s senatorial campaign committee.

Update:
One blogger says he’s made the call:

Sources in Idaho have told From the Left that Sen. Larry Craig will resign from the United States Senate this weekend.

Plans are being made for Idaho governor C.L. Otter to appoint a replacement and the front runner is state Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. Wadsen is a Republican, a social conservative and, a Mormon.

Announcements will be posted here as they become available.