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Threat Matrix- Daily Terror Thread (4):
New York Post ^ | February 24, 2004 | By NILES LATHEM

Posted on 02/24/2004 3:19:05 AM PST by Revel

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:19:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

February 24, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has dispatched the elite commando force that hunted down Saddam Hussein to Afghanistan for a new operation aimed at getting Osama bin Laden, officials said yesterday. Military sources confirmed that members of the shadowy Task Force 121, the unit that conducted the high-tech search for Saddam and his henchmen, have recently begun operating in the remote mountainous region along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border where bin Laden and key al Qaeda and Taliban fugitives are believed to be hiding. The Task Force is made up of highly trained Delta and SEAL commandos, as well as CIA paramilitary operators. It operates outside normal military channels.


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1 posted on 02/24/2004 3:19:05 AM PST by Revel
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To: Revel
Thanks Revel for the new thread.
2 posted on 02/24/2004 3:26:29 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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Another Iran nuclear program uncovered - report

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - U.N inspectors in Iran have discovered more nuclear experiments not previously disclosed by Tehran, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with an account inspectors were expected to submit to the United Nations this week.

According to the newspaper, the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) found that Iran produced and experimented with polonium, an element useful in initiating the chain reaction that produces a nuclear explosion.

In the article from Tehran, the newspaper said Iran reportedly acknowledged the experiments but offered an explanation involving another of polonium's other possible uses, which include power generation.

Experts said research on polonium would be done early in a weapons program, the Post reported.

"It's quite clear they were trying to make an explosive device," one person with knowledge of the polonium discovery was quoted as saying. "But they hadn't gotten far enough. No one will find a smoking gun, because they weren't able to make a gun."

Last week, diplomats on the nuclear agency's governing board and a U.S. official said that U.N. inspectors in Iran had discovered components which were usable in advanced centrifuges for extracting enriched uranium.

Tehran maintains that it had no such equipment and denies that it had any intention of developing a nuclear weapons program.

"There was a report that they found (advanced P2 enrichment centrifuge) parts in some military base, which was not true," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told Reuters on Friday.

"What we have is a research project that hasn't been implemented yet. There are no (P2 centrifuge) parts in any place in Iran. They are just trying to create a fuss about this."

Iran admitted late last year to an 18-year cover-up of sensitive nuclear research and signed up to snap inspections of its nuclear facilities.

3 posted on 02/24/2004 3:31:11 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: TexKat
Your most Welcome :)
4 posted on 02/24/2004 3:32:21 AM PST by Revel
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To: Revel
Bookmarking to check later in the day. Thanks for the new thread!
5 posted on 02/24/2004 3:34:19 AM PST by Miss Marple
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Three rebel commanders killed in Kashmir clash

24 Feb 2004 07:09

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Three senior members of a frontline Kashmiri rebel group were killed in an overnight gunbattle with the army, an army spokesman said on Tuesday.

Separatist violence continues unabated in Kashmir despite peace moves between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, who were on the verge of a third war over the Himalayan region in 2002.

The spokesman said the Hizbul Mujahideen leaders were killed in a clash in Shopian area south of Srinagar. The Hizbul Mujahideen is fighting for Kashmir's merger with Pakistan.

Elsewhere, five people, including a soldier and two militants, have been killed in shootouts and an explosion in the Himalayan region in the past 24 hours.

India accuses Pakistan of fomenting separatist violence in Kashmir by arming and training guerrillas. Pakistan denies the charge.

The two countries last week held talks for the first time in nearly three years and announced a "basic roadmap" to end their enmity.

Authorities say more than 40,000 people have been killed since a revolt against Indian rule broke out in its only Muslim-majority state at the end of 1989. Separatists put the toll at more than 80,000.

6 posted on 02/24/2004 3:36:26 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: TexKat
You post a lot of great articals TexKat. Sleepy time for me.
7 posted on 02/24/2004 3:40:47 AM PST by Revel
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Pakistani Forces Detain 20 in New Hunt

Posted on Tue, Feb. 24, 2004

AHSANULLAH WAZIR

Associated Press

WANA, Pakistan - Pakistani forces backed by helicopters and artillery leveled three houses and detained at least 20 people Tuesday, sweeping through villages in a remote border region where Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida militants are believed to be hiding.

The searches near the town of Wana, just a few miles from the border with Afghanistan, began after dawn, as paramilitary and army troops moved into areas where the fugitives are believed to have taken refuge among local tribes. Using artillery, troops leveled homes belonging to three tribesmen who were allegedly sheltering fugitives.

Three Arab women were among those detained, though it was not immediately clear if they were under arrest.

"They were given an enough time," a government official supervising the operation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. "We launched the operation when they failed to hand the foreign terrorists over."

People in Wana reported hearing explosions and gunshots throughout the morning.

"We have heard 25 to 30 explosions. The shooting started in the morning and it's continuing," said Shahzad Wazir, a resident in Wana.

The operation, which included more than a dozen helicopter gunships, began in the village of Zarkai, a village in Pakistan's strategic South Waziristan tribal region. It is located about 190 miles west of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

Soon, two other villages were also under siege: Kaloosha and Azam Warsak. Both are west of Wana.

Authorities have been talking for days about launching the operation, saying it would go door-to-door if tribal elders did not voluntarily hand over any terror suspects.

The fact the operation was announced in advance suggested that officials saw little chance of surprising bin Laden or other senior al-Qaida men, but the maneuvers could be designed to make the area less hospitable and force the suspects to flee into Afghanistan, where the Americans lead an 11,000-strong military force and can operate more freely.

The Pakistani government had set Feb. 20 as the deadline for tribal elders to hand over al-Qaida fugitives and their supporters. So far, about 58 suspects have been turned over, though another 38 are still being sought, officials say.

In recent days, Pakistan stepped up security in the tribal areas, said Mohammed Azam Khan, a local official.

Authorities hope the sweep will yield clues about bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader. Intelligence officials have long believed that bin Laden is hiding in the rugged mountains between Pakistan and Afghanistan, though there has been no hard evidence of his whereabouts for nearly two years.

The operation comes weeks after CIA director George Tenet is believed to have made a secret trip to Pakistan to discuss the hunt for the Saudi fugitive as well as ways to fight nuclear proliferation.

Pakistan denies that any American troops are involved in operations on its soil, though local residents have in the past said they have seen what they believed to be U.S. special forces in the region.

Pakistan's government has limited authority in the tribal lands, but has been expanding its role under U.S. pressure to crack down on terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks.

The operation is the fourth against al-Qaida and Taliban fugitives along the border since Pakistan became an ally of the United States following the terror attacks in Washington and New York.

More than 500 suspected al-Qaida and Taliban fugitives have been captured, including key figures in bin Laden's terrorist network. Most have been turned over to U.S. authorities.

Foreign Minister Khursheed Kasuri said Monday that any top al-Qaida fugitives wanted in the United States would be handed over. However, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has assured tribal elders that suspects who turn over their weapons and surrender would not be extradited.

A CNN military correspondent reported that the U.S. military is not in Pakistan, but is on the Afganistan side of the mountainous area.

8 posted on 02/24/2004 3:48:35 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Revel
You, thecabal and FR provide the format. I report so you can decide. LOL.

Nighty night Revel.

9 posted on 02/24/2004 3:50:54 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: All
TV: Zawahri Says Bush's Claims on Al Qaeda 'Lies'
14 minutes ago Add Top Stories - Reuters to My Yahoo!



DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s right-hand man Ayman al-Zawahri said in a tape aired by Al Jazeera television Tuesday that President Bush (news - web sites) had lied when he asserted most of the al Qaeda network had been crushed.



"Bush's allegation that his troops have arrested more than two-thirds of al Qaeda....is full of lies," Zawahri said.


In an audio tape Zawahri said Bush had deceived people in his State of the Union address last month.


"The leader of the most powerful country on earth is not embarrassed to say these deceptions and lies. It's gotten to the stage that he can ridicule his listeners to this degree," Zawahri said.


"Bush alleged that his troops have spread freedom in the world, that Iraq (news - web sites) had achieved democracy thanks to his coalition forces, that his government has crushed more than two-thirds of al Qaeda and that...Afghanistan (news - web sites) is secure," he said.


Bush defended his war on terrorism and policy in Iraq in a January State of the Union address that set the tone for his re-election campaign later this year.


Egyptian-born Zawahri said U.S.-led coalition forces spread "repression and fear." Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV broadcast an audio tape from Zawahri in which he attacked France's move to ban the Muslim veil. It was not clear if the two recordings were from one tape.


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=6&u=/nm/20040224/ts_nm/security_qaeda_bush_dc

10 posted on 02/24/2004 4:00:16 AM PST by tmp02
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I did'nt mean to scare yall this morning. Just wanted to give yall a shout out this a.m. while those Pakistani morons pretend to hunt us out. I just love this game of hide and seek .

In new tape: Al Qaeda no. 2 slams French decision to ban Islamic veil as Pakistan troops launch fresh hunt for bin Laden

24-02-2004, 09:01

The Al Qaeda network's number two leader Ayman al-Zawahri condemned recent French measures to ban the Muslim veil in government schools in a new tape aired by Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV Tuesday morning, as the hunt for Osama bin Laden continued on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

The tape was broadcast in an apparent referral to the French parliament's vote earlier this month to ban religious symbols in state schools.

An official at the Al Arabiya station, requesting anonymity, said the tape was received Tuesday, "just minutes before taking it to air." The official added the tape was not aired in its entirety, "only what was newsworthy and what we thought was new."

"This is a new indication of the Crusader hatred which Westerners harbour against Muslims while they boast of freedom, democracy and human rights," the voice, which sounded like previous audio tapes attributed to Zawahri, stated.

"France is the country of freedom which defends freedom to show one's body, and to be immoral and depraved. In France, you're free to show yourself but not to dress in a modest manner," Zawahri said.

"This is a campaign planned by the Crusader Zionists with their agents in Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia and other Islamic countries," Zawahri said.

The voice on the tape said the headscarf decision was in the context of the ongoing campaign against Islam. "Banning the headscarves in France is in line with burning villages with its inhabitants in Afghanistan, bringing houses down on the heads of sleeping Palestinians, with killing children in Iraq and robbing their oil using false pretexts ... (and) torturing them (Muslims) in the cells of Guantanamo," the tape said.

Meanwhile, Pakistani troops backed by helicopters on Tuesday swept through villages in a remote border region where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is believed to be hiding in an operation to capture fugitive Al Qaeda and Taliban suspects.

The searches near the town of Wana, just a few miles from the border with Afghanistan, began after dawn, as paramilitary and army troops moved into areas where the fugitives are believed to have taken refuge among local tribes. (Albawaba.com)

11 posted on 02/24/2004 4:03:29 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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Al Qaeda Warns Bush of More Attacks on U.S.
5 minutes ago Add Top Stories - Reuters to My Yahoo!



DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s right-hand man warned President Bush (news - web sites) in an audio tape broadcast on Tuesday to prepare for more attacks on the United States.



In the tape aired by Al Jazeera television, Ayman al-Zawahri said: "Bush, strengthen your defenses and your security measures for the Muslim nation which sent you the legion of New York and Washington has determined to send you legion after legion seeking death and paradise."




12 posted on 02/24/2004 4:16:33 AM PST by tmp02
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Suicide bomber kills 7 Iraqi cops

Tue, February 24, 2004

'Real step up' by professional terrorists: U.S.

By AP

KIRKUK, Iraq -- A suicide bomber blew up a white Oldsmobile outside a police station in this northern city yesterday, killing at least seven policemen and wounding dozens of other people. It was the fifth suicide attack in Iraq this month. The bombing occurred as U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited Baghdad to check on the state of readiness of Iraq's security forces, which have born the brunt of the suicide strikes.

U.S. administrator Paul Bremer told reporters after meeting with Rumsfeld that Iraq has seen "a real step up" by "professional terrorists from al-Qaida and Ansar al-Islam in conducting suicide attacks."

Kirkuk has also seen rising ethnic tensions as Kurds, Arabs and Turkomen compete for control of the city, which is located in one of the world's richest oil-producing regions about 290 km north of Baghdad.

Yesterday's suicide bombing in Kirkuk occurred as police were changing shifts at Rahimawa station, according to the station's chief, Col. Adel Ibrahim.

'KNEW THE PROCEDURE'

"Whoever did this had been watching and knew the procedure of the policemen's shifts," said Col. Thamer Abdul-Masih.

In other developments yesterday:

- The United Nations said elections were impossible by June 30 but could be held by January 2005 if planning begins at once.

The report by UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi also said tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims were "becoming entrenched and inter-communal politics more polarized."

The U.S. intends to transfer power to the Iraqis on June 30, but its plans have caused controversies on several fronts. Leaders of the country's Shiite Muslim majority demand quick elections to establish a government, and an influential cleric warned yesterday of civil war if a vote is delayed.

- U.S. officials said 17 American soldiers had been suspended pending the outcome of a probe into allegations of abuse of Iraqi prisoners. They include a battalion commander and a company commander.

13 posted on 02/24/2004 4:18:12 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: TexKat
Akbar Ahmed of the American University is on Fox News this a.m. stating that the area where the Pakistani military is hunting OBL and Al Queda members that the tribal members will kill members of their own family before giving up a guest of theirs.

Its that hospitality thingy again you know.

14 posted on 02/24/2004 4:31:11 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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Fox News ticker: FBI remains concerned that Al Queda will try to launch attack against the US.

15 posted on 02/24/2004 5:15:07 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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Morning BTTT
16 posted on 02/24/2004 5:44:47 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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Missed lead key in Sept. 11 investigation

Posted on Tue, Feb. 24, 2004

By JAMES RISEN and ERIC LICHTBLAU

The New York Times

WASHINGTON — U.S. investigators received the first name and the telephone number of one of the Sept. 11 hijackers 2 1/2 half years before the attacks on New York and Washington.

The United States, however, appears to have failed to aggressively pursue the lead, U.S. and German officials say.

The information — the earliest known signal that the United States received about any of the hijackers — has now become an important element of an independent commission's investigation into the events of Sept. 11, officials said Monday.

The information is considered particularly significant because it may have represented a missed opportunity for U.S. officials to penetrate the German terror cell that was at the heart of the plot.

In March 1999, German intelligence officials gave the CIA the first name and telephone number of Marwan al-Shehhi and asked the Americans to track him.

After the Germans passed the information on to the CIA, they never heard back from the Americans about the matter until after Sept. 11, a senior German intelligence official said.

After receiving the tip, the CIA decided that “Marwan” was probably an associate of Osama bin Laden but never tracked him down, U.S. officials say.

The information concerning Shehhi, the man who took over the controls of United Airlines Flight 175, which flew into the south tower of the World Trade Center, came months earlier than well-documented tips about other hijackers.

A U.S. official said: “The Germans did give us the name ‘Marwan' and a phone number, but we were unable to come up with anything.

It was an unlisted phone number in the UAE, which he was known to use.”

Close surveillance of Shehhi in 1999 might have led investigators to other plot leaders, including Mohammed Atta, who was Shehhi's roommate.

U.S. and European authorities believe that Shehhi played a critical role in the Sept. 11 plot and was actively involved in its planning and logistics.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the CIA, the FBI and other government agencies have been heavily criticized for failing to put together fragmentary pieces of information they received from a wide array of sources in order to predict or prevent the terrorist plot.

17 posted on 02/24/2004 5:48:51 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Aggie Mama
Good morning Aggie Mama.
18 posted on 02/24/2004 5:50:27 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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BUMP
19 posted on 02/24/2004 5:55:22 AM PST by CathyRyan
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To: Revel
Thank you for the new thread.
20 posted on 02/24/2004 5:56:00 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=574&ncid=721&e=1&u=/nm/20040224/wl_nm/russia_government_dc

Putin Replaces Government Ahead of Own Re-Election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin (news - web sites) dismissed Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov's government on Tuesday, saying he would appoint a fresh team that would form a new policy after next month's presidential election.


Reuters Photo



Putin, in what looked like a tacit acknowledgment that he is virtually certain of a second term after the March 14 poll, immediately signed a decree naming Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Khristenko as acting prime minister, a Kremlin spokeswoman said.


One Russian political analyst said Kasyanov's dismissal had been widely expected and that firing the entire government was a technical condition for that -- however, he expected little overall change on the assumption that Putin will be re-elected.


"In accordance with article 117 of the Russian Constitution, I have decided today that the government is to resign," Putin said in a live television broadcast.


"This decision is not linked to any assessment of the activity of the former government, which I believe on the whole to be satisfactory," he said.


"It is dictated by a wish once again to set down a position on how policy will develop in the country after March 14, 2004."


Putin has long expressed impatience with Kasyanov, who is associated with the former administration of Boris Yeltsin, for not proceeding quickly enough with reform and not producing strong enough economic growth.


Sergei Markov, an analyst at Moscow's Institute of Political Studies said: "It is not the firing of the government. It's the firing of Mikhail Kasyanov. According to the constitution, Putin can't do it without firing the whole cabinet.


"I think that the team of reformers headed by (Economy Minister) German Gref will keep their positions...I don't expect any big change.
21 posted on 02/24/2004 6:20:15 AM PST by SCR1
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To: Revel; All
Thanks for the thread (love the new logo)

Elite unit moved to arrest Osama

By Our Correspondent

WASHINGTON, Feb 23: The United States is moving a super- secret commando unit from Iraq to Afghanistan to join the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the Washington Times reported on Monday.

It is the same unit that played a major role in catching former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from a hideout near his hometown of Tikrit last year. Pentagon officials told the newspaper they were moving the unit to Afghanistan for two reasons: First, most high-value human targets in Iraq, including Saddam Hussein, have been caught or killed.

Second, US officials now possess authentic intelligence reports about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and feel that they need to increase their efforts to catch him.

In a front page story on Monday, the newspaper identified the unit as Task Force 121, a mix of Army Delta Force soldiers and Navy commandos called SEALs. Delta-SEAL teams typically move into theatre, practice missions and wait for military and CIA intelligence to provide the location of a target.

US military sources said reports of Osama's movements are becoming more numerous as the Al-Qaeda leader hides in the mountainous terrain straddling the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Osama bin Laden is thought to be in the tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border but US said its troops will not cross into Pakistan, leaving the hunt on the ground for Osama bin Laden to the CIA, and the Pakistan army.

The officials however warned that specific intelligence on Osama's whereabouts might prompt the use of a Delta-SEAL task force to raid his hide-out if he is found on the Pakistani side of the border.

http://www.dawn.com/2004/text/top3.htm

22 posted on 02/24/2004 6:22:56 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: Sean Osborne Lomax; Calpernia; jerseygirl; swarthyguy; JustPiper; MamaDearest; oceanview; Revel; ...
President Putin Dismisses Russian Government, Kremlin Says

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- President Vladimir Putin dismissed the Russian government, the Kremlin's press service said. Russia's Micex index of stocks fell 1.4 percent after the announcement.

Kremlin officials declined to comment on why Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov and his government had been fired. Kasyanov has been the only head of government during Putin's four years in office.

Putin is expected to win about 80 percent of the votes at presidential elections scheduled for March 14, according to a poll conducted by the Moscow-based All Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion from Feb. 13-16.

23 posted on 02/24/2004 6:23:26 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: SCR1
Those military exercises did not go well, eh?

We knew heads would roll, but the entire government? The more things change, the more they stay the same. Only in Russia...
24 posted on 02/24/2004 6:33:26 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta; JustPiper; Calpernia; MamaDearest; Revel; thecabal; oceanview; swarthyguy; SCR1; ...
Fox News Alert: President Bush to speak regarding gay marraige this morning at 10:45 a.m. ET.

25 posted on 02/24/2004 7:08:22 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Velveeta
We knew heads would roll, but the entire government? The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Mikhail Kasyanov was a holdover from the Yeltsin era.

Bret Baer of Fox News just reported that there had not been much enthusiam in the election. And that Putin had stated that this was a step toward the change that was going to occur after the election. Whatever that means.

26 posted on 02/24/2004 7:16:26 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: freeperfromnj
we're getting close
27 posted on 02/24/2004 7:17:06 AM PST by Rutles4Ever
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To: tmp02
Baloney. They have nothing. NOTHING. No way would they warn us ahead of time with plot after plot being foiled or discredited. This is nothing but bluster.
28 posted on 02/24/2004 7:18:08 AM PST by Rutles4Ever
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To: Rutles4Ever
I feel it too, we are getting close. When we catch OBL it will remind everyone of what this war on terror has been about. It seems so many have forgotten what our priorities should be and have moved on from the worst attack on American soil.
29 posted on 02/24/2004 7:21:58 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: Revel
bookmark
30 posted on 02/24/2004 7:29:01 AM PST by labowski ("The Dude Abideth")
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To: Revel
He! We got our new name!

Good morning all.

31 posted on 02/24/2004 7:41:52 AM PST by knak (wasknaknowknid)
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To: Revel
Good job!! Thanks for staying up and getting us going....thread 4, who would have imagined that??
32 posted on 02/24/2004 7:49:55 AM PST by WestCoastGal ("Hire paranoids, they may have a high false alarm rate, but they discover all the plots" Rumsfeld)
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To: SCR1
Saw a clip of Putin on Foxnews this morning...the man has rapidly lost weight since the wargames began.
33 posted on 02/24/2004 7:53:43 AM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: Rutles4Ever
I agree...and why didn't OBL make the comment?
34 posted on 02/24/2004 7:58:43 AM PST by tmp02
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To: tmp02
PASSENGERS SUBDUE UNRULY MAN ON PLANE AT NEWARK AIRPORT

Flight Forced Back To Gate Before Takeoff

UPDATED: 8:28 am EST February 24, 2004

NEWARK, N.J. -- An international flight about to take off Monday night was forced back to the gate at Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger became unruly and was subdued by passengers and crew members, Port Authority police said.

The flight, Alitalia flight No. 607, was scheduled to depart at 6:45 p.m. and arrive in Milan, Italy, at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday.

But a passenger became so unruly after the plane had pushed off from the gate that the aircraft was forced to return to the gate at Terminal B, said Alan Hicks, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police.

Port Authority police then boarded the plane and removed the passenger to a waiting ambulance, Hicks said. He was taken to Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth for observation, Hicks said.

The police did not identify the man or divulge the nature or extent of the difficulty aboard the aircraft.

The Alitalia flight finally departed at 9:55 p.m., more than three hours late, according to the airline's automated flight tracker.

http://www.wnbc.com/news/2869030/detail.html
35 posted on 02/24/2004 8:00:36 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: tmp02
Ayman al-Zawahri said: "Bush, strengthen your defenses and your security measures for the Muslim nation which sent you the legion of New York and Washington has determined to send you legion after legion seeking death and paradise."

And Mr al-zawahri...if that happens, you can say goodbye to every Muslim living in the US who, by their silence, have accepted and approved of this terror. They won't get a free pass from "we the people" this time around. Vaya con Dios baby.

36 posted on 02/24/2004 8:08:27 AM PST by Indie (That earthling has stolen the Iludium 238 explosive space modulator!!)
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To: TexKat
"...this was a step toward the change that was going to occur after the election."

Back to soviet style government? He did praise it recently.
37 posted on 02/24/2004 8:19:50 AM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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2/22/04 Secretary Rumsfeld En-Route to Kuwait

2/23/04 Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with the Iraqi Media Network

2/23/04 Secretary Rumsfeld Remarks at the Baghdad Police Academy

2/23/04 Secretary Rumsfeld Availability with Traveling Press

2/23/04 Coalition Provisional Authority Media Availability with Traveling Press

2/23/04 Ambassador Bremer Media Availability with Traveling Press

38 posted on 02/24/2004 8:20:13 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Indie
I would like to believe that is true, but it isn't. US muslims have, and will continue to get, a free ride.
39 posted on 02/24/2004 8:21:42 AM PST by oceanview
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To: Domestic Church
Back to soviet style government? He did praise it recently.

That is true Domestic Church. I did not think about that.

40 posted on 02/24/2004 8:22:36 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: oceanview; All
Wow, two tapes in one day!!!

If nothing comes of this, people are going to be laughing when AQ releases tapes. Even their chosen outlets are calling most of the tapes irrelevant by saying they only aired what they considered news worthy and new, meaning most of it was not worthy of mention and a reapet of old garbage.

In essence even Al Jezeera is saying it's the same old crap, just a different day. yawn...

If this isn't the best evidence that we are kicking AQ's butt into extinction , I don't know what is.

Kudo's to everyone fighting terror!!!
41 posted on 02/24/2004 8:34:55 AM PST by rickylc
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To: freeperfromnj
I'm not buying it. Even Col David Hunt on FNC last night wasn't buying it. Its just too scripted, too many press releases, it feels like a staged game of Risk: Pakistan does X, we do Y and Z, and then out pops Osama to be captured. The previous thread has some ideas, some like the nuclear blacmkail thing is far fetched in my opinion, but at first I did not believe the "captured in Iran" stories at all, now I'm maybe at 20% on that story. This Pakistan "offensive" being the cover for that.
42 posted on 02/24/2004 8:40:56 AM PST by oceanview
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To: rickylc; Revel; All
These tapes may getting fairly routine, but in the past some attacks have directly followed the release of tapes, have they not?

New raw "chatter" updates on Jill St. Claire's site -

www.homelandsecurityus.net

She comments:

"There is increased chatter on the forums, and all indications are that Al Qaeda is getting ready to strike again. I cannot say with all certainty that it will be in the United States, however, intelligence indicates that it will be against a US interest."


P.S. - Thanks for the new thread!
43 posted on 02/24/2004 8:42:46 AM PST by watchwoman
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To: Domestic Church; Velveeta; JustPiper; Calpernia; MamaDearest; Revel; thecabal; swarthyguy; SCR1; ...
Bret Baier reporting on Fox News that the Taliban had upped their bounty for the killing of an American troop to $50,000 and $100,000 for a superior military personnel. Also Bret stated that the Taliban and/or Al Queda were sending out flyers threating death to Afganis if they show up to vote.

Abizaid states that we are on the hunt for Al Queda but debunks the story about the US knowing the whereabouts of OBL.

44 posted on 02/24/2004 8:44:15 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: rickylc
If nothing comes of this, people are going to be laughing when AQ releases tapes.

Well don't start laughing yet. This/these tapes and islamic threats on various websites maybe some of their tactics in order to get our attention while they hit us in a totally different manner.

45 posted on 02/24/2004 8:54:45 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Domestic Church
Fox News has a lady on from the American Red Cross speaking and showing things that one should have in case of an attack.
46 posted on 02/24/2004 8:56:53 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: TexKat
Czar Vladimir in all of his glory with his latest round of muscle flexing.

http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/88/350/12133_Putin.html

Vladimir Putin dismissed Russian government

02/24/2004 17:25 Vladimir Putin dismissed Russian government

President Putin made the statement on dismissing the government Russian First Channel and Russian TV Channel.
According to Vladimir Putin, this decision did not result from the work of the former Cabinet. Russian President estimated the Cabinet"s work as satisfactory. President Putin said he had made this decision to demonstrate his position on the development of Russia after presidential elections taking place on March, 14.

Deputy Prime Minister in charge of finance Victor Khristenko has been appointed Interim Prime Minister, RIA-Novosti reported.

President said that he is authorized to make this decision by Article 117 of Russian Constitution, NEWSru reported.

The full text of the Decree by President Putin:

"In accordance with point "b" of Article 117 of Russian Constitution I have decided:

1. To dismiss the government of the Russian Federation

2. Appoint Deputy Prime Minister Victor Khristenko Interim Prime Minister.

3. Require Russian Government to execute its functions until the new Cabinet is formed.

4. This Decree came into force on the day it was signed".



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Viktor Borisovich Khristenko was a relative unknown until 1998. He's from the Chelyabinsk area, and is some kind of a economics, financial and commerce wiz, and has been in charge of the entire Russian Federation energy sector.

I'd say Putin has his "Da" man in position.

47 posted on 02/24/2004 8:58:38 AM PST by Sean Osborne Lomax (http://www.HomelandSecurityUS.com)
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To: watchwoman
These tapes may getting fairly routine, but in the past some attacks have directly followed the release of tapes, have they not?

True, attacks have followed, but no attacks even approaching the scale advertised. This, IMHO, shows that we are kicking AQ butt! They can't really do anything significant.

"There is increased chatter on the forums, and all indications are that Al Qaeda is getting ready to strike again. I cannot say with all certainty that it will be in the United States, however, intelligence indicates that it will be against a US interest."

This is something I'm starting to say "so what?" to also. How much more can the chatter increase? It's already been said to be higher than ever and this is supposed to be a prediction of a terror attack. From what I can see, I'm sure AQ would like to be able to do something big, but they just can't pull it off. We are kickin' their butt!!
48 posted on 02/24/2004 9:04:40 AM PST by rickylc
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To: Revel
Bookmarked. Thanks for posting this.
49 posted on 02/24/2004 9:05:59 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Always finish what you st)
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To: Revel
Bookmarked. Thanks for posting this.
50 posted on 02/24/2004 9:06:12 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Always finish what you st)
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