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Posted on 03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST by Velveeta
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A collaboration with focus and emphasis on GLOBAL Terrorism and Counterterrorism.
Secondary focus on anti-American anti-Israel nations who either are funding wars against us by proxy, or are all out preparing for war.
Input by FReepers, mil, alphas, leos, private citizens, groups and organizations.
Please limit graphic intensive posts for those on dial-up.
Ping to what I hope to be sort of a sister thread to the phenomenal TM.
In-depth analysis in this ongoing global war on terror.
Connecting the dots.
Thanks to Cindy for the focus and collaborating on the details.
We’re approaching the 6th anniversary of the Madrid Train bombings.
Madrid Train Bombings:
In Madrid, Spain on 11 March 2004 ten explosions, packed into 13 rucksacks and detonated by cell phones, occured on four commuter trains at the height of rush hour killing 191 civilians and injuring over 1,800. Police also carried out a controlled demolition of 3 other explosive devices.(snip)
It was the deadliest attack on European civilians since the Lockerbie bombing of 1988. To date more than 70 men have been arrested in the bombing.
Thank you Velveeta.
Looks like a keeper.
Anyone that is serious about terrorism, anti- and counter-terrorism should read “Son of Hamas.”
ON THE INTERNET:
TERRORISM: Foreign & Domestic (and other items of interest)
Excellent, let’s roll.
Looking at the INTERNET:
“THE GREAT JIHADI WEBSITE MELTDOWN OF LATE WINTER 2010”
INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | 02 March 2010 | n/a
Posted on March 2, 2010 1:56:27 PM PST by Cindy
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
“Talking about Cybersecurity”
Great suggestion, thanks.
Son of Hamas founder turned on militants
Mosab Yousef, the son of the founder of the Hamas militant group, said he was a spy for Israel because he thinks Hamas “killed people for no reason.”.....
“Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices”
Mosab Hassan Yousef (Author), Ron Brackin (Contributor)
Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
“News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”
(February 24 March 2, 2010)
Posted March 2, 2010
Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
“Monthly List of Information Bulletins Issued by
The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
(Posted March 2, 2010)
ON THE INTERNET:
“’Threat from Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh”: ICG Report’”
By Animesh Roul
SNIPPET: “I wish to flag the latest Crisis Group report on the threat emanating from the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) which remains active and dangerous despite continuous government crackdowns. Undoubtedly a well researched report titled “The Threat from Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh” (Crisis Group Asia Report No. 187, 1 March 2010), assesses the ongoing danger JMB poses to the state and possibly to the region.”
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Warden Message: Mexico’s Nuevo Laredo Gun Battles Continue, Caution Urged
CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS
Americas - Mexico
2 Mar 2010”
“Iraqis Arrest 9 Terrorism Suspects”
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2010
“Forces Find Weapons Stockpiles, Drug Cache”
American Forces Press Service
KABUL, March 3, 2010
“Afghan Taliban’s ‘surge commander’ Zakir not in custody”
By BILL ROGGIO
March 3, 2010 5:14 PM
I look forward to finding your links in one place.
Yes, thanks for asking, I will try to post the Imm headlines each day.
Good thread and it will only get better.
A Look at Iran:
“Iranian Air Force to test new laser-guided bomb”
By AUSTIN KNUPPE
March 2, 2010 9:34 AM
Well, my links are still all over the place on threads I start and/or update; but I’ll try to hit here as often as I can.
March 3, 2010 - UnitedStatesAction.com Newslinks
Pakistan: Militants attack school in Khyber
— Dawn: “Taliban militants blew up a boys’ school and assailants threw grenades into a music event, killing a student, in separate incidents in north and southwest Pakistan, officials said Wednesday”
Pakistan: Militants attack checkpost in Waziristan, soldier killed
Pakistan: Troops kill suicide jacket supplier near Peshawar
Pakistan Taliban (TTP) leadership’s names missing from Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) ‘red book’
Pakistan: Taliban network of 156 caves discovered in Pakistan mountains
— updated report
(Pakistan/U.S.) Gates rejects “conspiracy theories” that recent arrests that “Pakistan wanted to show its influence over militants”
Afghanistan: Karzai Invites Taliban To Afghanistan Peace Conference, Creates Confusion
Afghanistan blames Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LT or LeT) for Kabul suicide attacks
Afghanistan: Indians were hunted out in Kabul attack — by Pakistani militant group Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT)
Afghanistan: US puts Taleban fighting strength at 36,000
— “More than 100,000 US and Nato forces together with about 200,000 Afghan soldiers and police outnumber the insurgents roughly 10-1”
Iraq: Triple Suicide Attacks Kill At Least 30 In Iraq; Tension High As Vote Nears
— Iraq: Baquba toll up to over 80 dead, injured
Iraq: Militants arrested over Christian attacks
(U.S.) The rising threat of home grown extremism in US
— from Virginia suburbs to plotting Jihad in Pakistan
(U.S.) Terrorists Profit From Fake Designer Bags, Police Say
(U.S.) Baby Face of Terror? Stunning New Images of Alleged Flight 253 Bomber
UK: British Airways (BA) Employee Arrested In Terrorism Enquiry
— “A British Airways worker has been arrested during a probe into terrorist fund-raising, it emerged yesterday.”
(UK) 1993 Surat bombing suspect held in UK
(Iran) Italy: 7 arrested for suspected arms smuggling
— 2 Iranians and 5 Italians
— 9 arrested for arms trade to Iran
(Iran) UK: Iranian ‘spies’ held over arms trafficking
— “British authorities aid Italians in Operation Sniper to catch men trying to get explosives to Iran through Eastern Europe”
Israel: ‘Radical Islam on Voice of Israel Arabic Broadcasts’
West Bank: Shooting at Israeli military site, no injuries — spokesman
Africa: Al Qaeda growing in strength and numbers in Africa
Somali pirates seize Saudi tanker with 14 crew members in Gulf of Aden
France: PKK to intensify extortion activities in Europe
Indonesia: Muhammad Jibriel Abdul Rahman denies involvement in terrorism
Australia: Terror white paper slammed from all sides
Philippines: Govt troops chase Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorists
— 3 Abu Sayyaf suspects held
Philippine Islamic militants mastering bomb tactics: police
Thailand: Soldier injured in Yala bomb attack
(U.S.) Drano Bomb Goes Off In Detroit School
— Students Evacuated From Detroit School After Bomb Detonated
— Phoenix Multi-Cultural Academy
— “Police and homeland security officials are on the scene conducting an investigation”
— Teen held after blast at Detroit grade school
Set My People Free Human Rights Group Plans Easter Eve Protests in London, Frankfurt, Melbourne, Cairo, Stockholm and Sydney
— goal to defend rights of religious converts from Islam to Christianity
— Set My People Free To Worship Me Press Release
Pakistani Christian woman accused of blasphemy after she refused to sell her shop
Kenyan churches adamant over draft law
-— “Kenya is considered a secular State,” Kenyan Christian leaders reject the recognition of Islamic courts in the country’s draft constitution
Israel angry over anti-Semitic postcards sent by Spanish schoolchildren
“Maulana Mawdudi: The Godfather of Islamism”
— founder of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI)
Iran: Student ‘condemned to death’ over protests
(UK) “Muslim woman barred from flight for refusing ‘naked’ scan” — flight to Pakistan
(UK) Andrew Gilligan reports on “fundamentalist Islamic Forum of Europe” (IFE)
— Fundamentalist-infiltrated council steps back from the cliff edge just
(UK) Wales: “Police probe anti-Muslim website attacking Wrexham Mosque plan”
(UK) London Times report on Geert Wilders planned return to UK
Pakistan: Search for Convicted Terrorist Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s daughter yields startling results
— Pakistan Daily Times states that there are children being held by Afghanistan government
Against Racial Supremacism News:
(U.S.) “Mississippi House Again Backs Supremacist’s Resolution”
If reposting elsewhere, please credit source of this research as UnitedStatesAction.com
Did you know we have a new on going thread for terrorism, come and join in, Velveeta and Cindy have worked hard to get it started.
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520
This information is current as of today, Thu Mar 04 2010 00:27:08 GMT-0800 (PST).
March 02, 2010
Your links are always worth checking, so I watch for them.
We will be thankful for all that you share here.
Pakistan Army Takes Control of Al Qaeda Cave Network posted in War ...
Pakistani forces have taken control of a warren of caves that served until
recently as the nerve center of the Taliban and Al Qaeda and sheltered
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second-in-co.
MassCops - Massachusetts Law...
Ex-terrorist Tawfik Hamid to speak at CU-Boulder
... discuss his experience with Egyptian extremist group JI, where he was
mentored by Ayman Al-Zawahiri, who later became second in command of
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Taliban free speech
By Bill RoggioMarch 3, 2010 2:09 PM
Were you aware that the Taliban are staunch defenders of freedom of speech and the press? Don’t believe, me just read the Taliban’s latest statement on the Afghan government’s proposed restrictions on press coverage of Taliban attacks. The statement, originally published at The Voice of Jihad, the Taliban’s website, and reprinted below, is a curious mix of concern over the erosion of civil liberties and press freedoms that could have been written by a panel of members of the American Civil Liberty Union and Reporters Without Frontiers, and the standard Taliban frothing at the mouth over “puppets” and “occupiers.”
Al Qaedas Global Strategy And Long Term Policy Implications
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Paris: ‘Baghdad ring’ on trial
[end of article]
Prosecutors believe 1,000 illegal migrants paid members of the “Baghdad ring” between early 2007 and mid-2008 to reach northern Europe.
Police from 10 European countries in June arrested 105 people as part of an operation to dismantle the trafficking ring. Investigators had said the raids marked the biggest joint operation against illegal immigration staged by the European Union.
Source: Times of Malta
Posted By Esther to Islam in Europe at 3/04/2010 02:16:00 AM
Translated content is property of the Islam in Europe blog.
The premier source for news about the Muslim community in Europe.
Doubts are raised about fault lines near Diablo Canyon, up for license renewal
By David Sneed
San Luis Obispo Tribune
Published: Thursday, Mar. 04, 2010
Concerns about earthquakes again dominated federal hearings held Wednesday in San Luis Obispo to discuss extending the operating life of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by an additional 20 years.
However, numerous speakers said they are nervous about a newly discovered fault just offshore of the plant the Shoreline Fault. It magnifies concerns they already had about another fault, the Hosgri, which is further offshore.
Singapore warns of terror threat in Malacca Strait
SINGAPORE Singapore’s Navy warned that a terrorist group is planning attacks on oil tankers in the Malacca Straits, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.
“The terrorists’ intent is probably to achieve widespread publicity and showcase that it remains a viable group,” the Navy advisory said. “However, this information does not preclude possible attacks on other large vessels with dangerous cargo.”
The Navy did not say which terrorist group is planning the attacks. Spokesmen at the Defense Ministry and the Information Fusion Centre were not immediately available for comment.
Palestinian Authority: Direct the Heat Toward Israel
To distract attention from charges of financial corruption and embarrassing sexual scandals, the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank has stepped up its anti-Israel rhetoric. Allegations of ethnic cleansing, destruction and desecration of Islamic religious sites, apartheid, racism, land theft and conducting medical experiments on Palestinian prisoners are directed every day toward Israel by Abbas and his top officials and spokesmen.
These charges are often backed up by threats to launch a third intifada or to resume suicide bombings against Israel.
Thanks - very happy to see this new thread!
I found another lack of prosecution for people threatening either Jews/airlines or both.
Mansor Mohammad Asad made international news in January after being pulled off of a Detroit-bound flight at Miami International Airport for yelling, “I want to kill all the Jews.” Thursday, Asad was given a three years probation and was barred from public transportation for the incident.
Perhaps anther dry run
Royal Air Force (RAF) officials were forced to send two of their Typhoon jets to assist an American Airlines flight this week, after a female passenger attempted to gain access to the flight deck.
The incident took place on flight AA078, which was making its way to Londons Heathrow airport from Dallas-Fort Worth, with approximately 160 passengers and 12 crew members.
Metropolitan Police arrested the woman shortly after the plane landed, but later claimed that she had not imposed a terror threat to the Boeing 767-300.
Wondering how trying to enter the flight deck does not impose a threat?
Thanks very much for the ping, granny. Great thread. Thanks to all posters/linkers/researchers/educators.
Thanks for the “Son of Hamas” info, cranked. Very interesting.
Police are questioning a British Airways worker about terrorist fundraising, it emerged today.
The 30-year-old man was arrested at one of the company’s offices in Newcastle on Thursday. He is being held at a central London police station after detectives were granted more time to question him at a court hearing on Saturday.
A spokesman for British Airways confirmed the arrest. “We take matters relating to security extremely seriously and as a responsible company always co-operate fully with the police,” he said.
The Sun reported that the man worked in one of BA’s call centres, taking passenger bookings. Scotland Yard said searches were carried out at one of the company’s offices.
Special Report February 28, 2010
At the time of Israel’s bombardment of the Syrian-Iranian plutonium plant under construction in northern Syria on September 2007, 45 tons of North Korean yellowcake, enough for several nuclear bombs, was on its way to the plant, Japanese intelligence sources have revealed.
Two years later, in the summer of 2009, that same yellowcake consignment was secretly reshipped to Iran, attesting to the integral nuclear partnership between Tehran and Damascus.
So, even without 1,950 kilo- stock of enriched uranium Iran has produced at Natanz, the Islamic Republic has piled up enough material to make three or five bombs or warheads. Revelation of the North Korean delivery suggests Tehran may have more secret enriched uranium hoards, probably from black market sources, such as Central Asia.
The New York Times Sunday, Feb. 28, reported that IAEA inspectors were taken by surprise two weeks ago when Iran moved almost its entire fuel stockpile in Natanz above ground.
Tons of explosives stolen
An armed group hijacked a tractor-trailer truck transporting 18 tons of explosives on the Monterrey-Saltillo highway near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. The trucks two operators were abducted and are missing. Only the trucks tractor has been located by the federal agents where it was abandoned near Saltillo, the capital city of neighboring Coahuila. The missing cargo of explosives, used in mining operations, was originally destined for Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.
Thanks much. This is great!
Good thread to have around!
It’s a little scary that the anniversary of the bombings in Spain is coming up.
We know how the Muzzie Terrorists love anniversaries!
March 04, 2010
“Owner, employee of Miami language school charged with immigration fraud
ICE special agents also administratively arrest 81 student visa violators”
SNIPPET: “MIAMI - The owner/operator of a Miami-based foreign language school and one of its employees were indicted on four counts today for conspiring to commit a criminal offense against the United States, following an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Miami Office of Investigations.
Miami residents Lydia Menocal, 58, the owner and director of the Florida Language Institute (FLI), and Ofelia Macia, 75, an employee of the school, are suspected of fraudulently sponsoring foreign students by issuing student status to non immigrants without requiring them to maintain a full course of study as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) federal regulations. ICE investigations uncovered that only about 5 percent of FLI students attended class on any given day.”
March 3, 2010
“Tampa woman sentenced for fabricating documents in 274 asylum petitions”
SNIPPET: “TAMPA, Fla. - Barbara Branks, 58, was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison yesterday for conspiring to make false written statements in order to submit asylum petitions, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Tampa and U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) in Tampa and Miami.
Branks, owner of La Gringa Professional Immigration Services, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington to forfeit an estimated $816,000 in profits she received from her fraudulent activities and was sentenced to two years of probation upon her release.”
Ongoing Thread with Updates:
“Venezuela’s Chavez: Friend Of Terrorists (Not surprising)”
Investors.com ^ | March 2, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
Posted on March 2, 2010 5:27:33 PM PST by Kaslin
“Singapore Warns of Strait Attack (terrorist attacks on ships in Malacca Strait?)”
WSJ ^ | 03/04/10 | WAYNE MA
Posted on March 4, 2010 6:08:55 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
You are welcome to the pings, thanks for coming to the thread.
“MAN CHARGED IN ALLEGED IDENTITY FRAUD AT AIRPORT”
THE STATE.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | n/a
Posted on March 4, 2010 2:57:26 PM PST by Cindy
News - Crime & Courts Wednesday, Mar. 03, 2010
“Man charged in alleged identity fraud at airport”
SNIPPET: “An indictment issued in Columbia charges that Khalid Jamal Sumbry, age 27, of Brooklyn, New York...”
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