National Security Scenario Analysis

January 17, 2019

FBI arrests Hasher Jallal Taheb – a Georgia man plotting to attack the White House

SITUATION US federal agency FBI arrested a 21-year-old Georgia man in a sting operation who had detailed plans to use an anti-tank rocket and explosives to storm into the White House and “do as much damage as possible”. The suspect who supported Islamic State, traded his car for an anti-tank...

 

January 15, 2019

Afghan-German man held for spying for Iran

SITUATION A 50-year-old man with dual citizenship of Afghanistan and Germany was detained on Tuesday on suspicion of passing on data to an Iranian intelligence agency. The suspect, Abdul Hamid, had previously worked for the German Military. Hamid was a language expert and cultural adviser for the German Armed Forces...

 

January 14, 2019

Polish Mayor assassinated on-stage in front of hundreds

SITUATION The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk got seriously injured after he was stabbed on stage. This stabbing took place at a prominent charity event. Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, aged 53, was taken to hospital where he was operated upon. Later, he succumbed to his injuries. A 27-year-old suspect,...

 

January 11, 2019

Poland arrests Huawei employee and a Polish man over spying allegations

SITUATION Poland’s counterintelligence agency arrested an employee of Chinese tech giant Huawei and a Polish national involved in Cyber business on allegations of spying. The news is expected to be another headache for Huawei, which has become enshrouded in controversy following the arrest of CFO Meng Wenzhou. The Huawei employee...

 

January 10, 2019

Arab man jailed 11 years for bid to kill Israeli PM

SITUATION An Israeli man of Arab descent has been jailed 11 years for a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. These assassinations were supposed to take place last year on the order of the Syria based terrorist group. Muhammad Jamal Rushed aged 31-years, was...