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Mass Killing in China Train Station

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

On Saturday, an act of mass stabbing at a train station in Kunming, China left 33 dead and 143 wounded, according to state TV. The police shot 4 of the 10 murderers dead, according to Xinhua.

China calls this an act of terrorism. Blames it on Xinjiang Muslim seperatists.

China Bans EA’s “Battlefield 4: China Rising”

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The American console game designer Electronic Arts (EA) just released Battlefield 4: China Rising last October. It will not be available in China, despite a lift on banning console games for 13 years took place in September (within the free-trade zone in Shanghai). According to a Forbes article, one cannot even mention the name, which in China is “ZhanDiSi” (or literally “War [Number] 4”).

Ukraine Divided Between Europe and Russia

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

As the Ukrainian President Viktor F. Yanukovich and his government depart from European integration and trade, they plug back into Mother Russia with both feet.

Since the November 30th walk-out of the Ukraine-EU free trade deal, police cracked down with violence targeting hundreds of protestors as thousands came out to the streets of the capital in Kiev.

Nelson Mandela: From Terrorist To Favorite

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

At age 95, African National Congress party member, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela passed away Yesterday on December 5, 2013. Until 2008, Nelson Mandela was on the USA’s terror list for what is now considered ‘freedom fighting’ activities against the apartheid South African government.

Eyes on US Contractors: Widening Naval Contractor Scandal

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

“Fat Leonard” (Leonard Glenn Francis of Glenn Defense Marine Asia) was arrested early this September for using intelligence-like methods, recruited moles within the Department of the Navy, inflated estimates, defrauding the government and bribing high level commanders upwards of $200 million cash, prostitutes and other favors.

The services Fat Leonard provided were port services for the US Pacific Fleet.

US Typhoon Haiyan Support Efforts

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

On November 8, one of the fastest recorded Category 5 tropical storms hit the Philippine and South China Seas. It is being called a “Super Typhoon” with clocking speeds up to 199 miles per hour and stretching 200 miles wide.

Rough estimates tie 10,000 expected deaths to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines alone and 9.8 million people affected.