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6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. 🙂

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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Breaking News: 7 bombs Bangalore

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“The city has been put on high alert. Majority of schools, shopping malls and cinema halls have been closed down and telephone networks have been jammed following reports of the attack. “1

I’m following pluggdin on Twitter and his blog at pluggd.in.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 25, 2008 at 11:21 am

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Air plot suspects

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I’m always a little shocked by the naming of suspects of crimes, such as in BBC News: Air plot suspects: Names released“. I’ve always been a follower of the principal of “Innocent until proven guilty”, although I realize that for the investigation it might be needed to release the names of the suspects.

Living in a country where the DOJ and the media have an agreement to not publish the names of suspects to protect them, unless they are still at large, I am quite used to seeing “Mink K.”, “Willem H.” or even “Lucia de B.” (who was found guilty).

Naturally with a little bit of searching on the Internet I can find out that “Mink K.” is actually “Robert ‘Mink’ Kok” and I don’t even have to search to find out that the guy known as “Willem H.” is “Willem Holleeder”, but these are the huge cases in the news. Smaller cases usually don’t get enough coverage for the name to be accidentally dropped to the public at large, as the information is freely available to the press. It’s the press who protect the innocent.

I’ll end with a quote: “Never miss a good chance to shut up.”

EDIT: it turns out Lucia de B was the subject of a miscarriage of justice.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

August 12, 2006 at 5:03 pm

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Damned Terrorists

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I don’t no if they are right or wrong, the US or the rest of the world on the whole Guantanamo Bay. Are they terrorists? Are they “enemy combatants“? Are they “freedom fighters“? Should they be held under the Geneva Convention? Or not? Should they get their day in court? Should they be excecuted? I have my own opinions, as does everybody else on the planet.

I was just suprised by this:

“He [Feroz Abbasi] accuses the US of committing the ‘greatest terrorist acts known to history’, the ‘atom bombings of the CIVILIAN POPULATION of Nagasaki and Hiroshima’1

It’s weird when you share an opinion with a terrorist an “enemy combatant“.

  1. source: BBC Guantanamo: Anatomy of a hearing

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 12, 2006 at 12:12 am

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