1…………> IS Diehard: Slammed
A one-count information was filed charging Aziz Ihab Sayyed, 23, of Huntsville, Alabama, with attempting to provide services and personnel, namely himself, to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Sayyed pleaded guilty today.
Sayyed acknowledged that he bought bomb-building ingredients last year, stated his aspirations to conduct ISIS-inspired attacks on police stations and Redstone Arsenal, and attempted to form a cell to conduct violent acts within the United States. Sayyed admitted knowing that ISIS is a designated foreign terrorist organization.
Between January and June of 2017 in Madison County, Sayyed, a U.S. citizen, obtained and viewed ISIS propaganda videos depicting ISIS forces committing bombings, executions by gunshot and beheading, and other violent acts, according to the court documents. Sayyed shared the videos and expressed his support for ISIS and for ISIS terrorist attacks around the world.
2…………> Identity Tax Fraud: AL
A Phenix City, Alabama, resident named William Anthony Gosha III, a/k/a Boo Boo, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for his role in masterminding multiple stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) schemes numbering over 8800 identities Stolen from the U.S. Army, Alabama State Agencies and Georgia Businesses.
He was convicted of one count of conspiracy, 22 counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, and 25 counts of aggravated identity theft.
3…………> Close To Afrin: Turkish Army
The Turkish military campaign gained control of 221 towns and villages since the “Olive Branch” operation was launched on Jan. 20, for a total of 35% of the villages and towns in the countryside of Afrin, Syria.
4…………> Google Quantum: A New Step
Google has unveiled its newest 72-qubit quantum processor, known as Bristlecone, an expanded version of their previous 9-qubit linear quantum processor that uses the same scheme for coupling, control and readout.
“We are cautiously optimistic that quantum supremacy can be achieved with Bristlecone, and feel that learning to build and operate devices at this level of performance is an exciting challenge,” Julian Kelly, a research scientist at Google’s Quantum AI Lab, wrote on Monday in a blog post.
The company believes that Bristlecone will be the chip that helps the internet giant to become the first company to demonstrate quantum supremacy in solving problems that classical computers practically cannot.
5…………> A Message Of Peace
Walk into the light of the Lord and listen to the sound of Christus Vincit, a message of peace and hope.
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