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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Eighteen
BBC ^ | 8/25/04

Posted on 08/24/2004 8:58:28 PM PDT by nwctwx

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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat
Thread Eighteen
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The Threat Matrix

The title refers to a daily report given to the president of the United States detailing the most serious terrorist threats against the country. To tackle those threats, the government has formed a top-notch task force to infiltrate the terror cells and cut off the danger.

"Every morning, the president receives a list of the top ten terrorist threats - this list is known as the threat matrix."

We here at FR are trying to be in conjunction with the daily reports around the world that involve threats. We try to provide a storehouse of information that takes hours of research.

YOU be the Judge and get informed.


"I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat."


High alert after Russia jet crash
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the state security services, the FSB, to probe a plane crash, and another missing plane.

One plane with 42 people on board went down in the Tula region south of the capital, Moscow.

Meanwhile, air controllers say they lost contact with a second plane with 44 passengers on board, near the southern city of Rostov-on-Don.

 


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: terror; threat; threatmatrix
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1 posted on 08/24/2004 8:58:28 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx

Report it!
((click banners to report anything suspicious))

Click to Enter FBI Website
Click to Enter Homeland Security Website
Click to Enter Rewards for Justice Website

Ready.Gov - From The U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Islamic Finder

"Profiling" is just another way to say, "using common sense
and good judgement."
From TM'er and Freeper ~Judith Anne~



Recommended Reading

Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror
by Anonymous

Terrorist Hunter
by Anonymous

Sleeping With the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
by Robert Baer

Target America & the West: Terrorism Today
by Yossef Bodansky

The First Terrorist Act
by Harold Thomas Beck

First Strike : TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America
by Jack Cashill, James Sanders

The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing
by Jayna Davis

American Jihad
by Steve Emerson

Memorial Day
by Vince Flynn

By Dawn's Early Light
by David Hagberg

Joshua's Hammer
by David Hagberg

The Kill Zone
by David Hagberg

Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda
by Khidhir Hamza, Jeff Stein

Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe : The Afghan-Bosnian Network
by Evan F. Kohlmann

1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story
by Peter Lance

Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America
by Qiao Liang, Wang Xiangsui

The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, And Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It
by John Miller, Michael Stone

Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror
by Richard Miniter

The 9/11 Commission Report
by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (free online PDF)

The Cobra Event
by Richard Preston

The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin Laden, and the Future of Terrorism
by Simon Reeve

The Last Jihad
by Joel C. Rosenberg

State of the Union
by Brad Thor

Prophet of Doom
by Craig Winn (free online version)

Tea With Terrorists
by Craig Winn (free online version)




May God bless a sovereign Iraq.
May God bless the coalition forces.
May God bless our U.S. forces.
May God bless President George W. Bush.
May God bless America!

From TM'er and Freeper ~Velveeta~



2 posted on 08/24/2004 8:59:05 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx


"Threat Matrix is a politically incorrect zone"
From TM'er and Freeper ~Oorang~



Threat Matrix : Code of Conduct
Please pay close attention:
PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES

There will be NO bashing any mods, it will be taken private or there will be NO MORE Threat Matrix !!! That comes from the top!

Please everyone here review the following rules, they are not posted just for fun, they must be adhered to!

Do lead by example - Nothing improves a forum more than posters who reason sharply, write well, and have some perspective about it all. Be one of them.

Do preview - Preview twice, post once. And, ahem, close your HTML tags before you hit the reply button.

Do keep it clean - A bruise or two between Freepers is tolerable, but refrain from abusive attacks, engaging in senseless flame wars, and using profane language. Considering the range of topics we discuss, it's hard to be a family site, but that's what we aim for when at all possible.

Do "take it to the Alley" - The Alley is a public chat room. A link to it is provided on the latest posts page. Invite people there if you want to talk things over or settle a score, so to speak, off site.

Do use common sense - If you read a post that sounds too good or strange to be true, it probably is.

Do stay on topic - FR has varied topics for whatever you need to say

Do keep "vanity" posts to a minimum - Free Republic is primarily a place to discuss news, articles, and editorials. Vanity posts, creations of the poster him or herself, should meet a high standard of quality before one is even considered worthy of posting.

Don't jump threads - If you get involved in an argument in one thread, it's considered poor manners to restart the previous argument in the middle of an unrelated thread.

Don't play games - Don't represent yourself as another person, create or use another screen name to avoid a revocation of posting privileges, misrepresent the site or your role in it

We cannot stress the following enough:
{{{Don't be a whiner - If you really, really find Free Republic or Threat Matrix not to your liking, let the webmaster know directly (jimrob@psnw.com), learn to live with it, or move along.}}}

Rules Created by: JustPiper

 

3 posted on 08/24/2004 8:59:39 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: All; JustPiper; tubavil; thecabal; Revel; Kinetic; Donna Lee Nardo; Honestly; ExSoldier; HipShot; ..

Ping to Thread Eighteen!

I’d like to take a quick moment to thank JustPiper for everything she has done to keep the Threat Matrix alive and well over the past several months; I know we have all enjoyed her vigilance and care. I’ll say it again, The TM ‘legacy’ is yours JP. And to Kinetic, the transition in thread creation could not have been smoother. Thanks much, for your gracious efforts and wonderful coding.

While working on thread 18… as I was looking back through threads (and reading posts from around Christmas/New Years and February), I reflected on just how long this process has been ongoing now. Some of us have read every post since day 1. Many, if not all, have contributed in meaningful ways. If it was not for Freepers like Tubavil, TheCabal, Mossad1967, and Revel, we would likely never have seen the TM come to where it is today. The ranks have changed to some degree since day 1, but the thread is as strong as ever.

We appear to be headed towards another tense time as the election approaches, it is more important than ever for us all to come together as one. There are several folks included in the ping list that have not posted in some time, and likely others who I have forgotten. I urge everyone to return and help in the effort, several of you are sorely missed on a day to day basis.

I have highlighted a few posters on the ‘index’ post and would love to be able to add more. If you have or find something you feel is worth highlighting -please- let me know.

Enjoy, and stay safe.


4 posted on 08/24/2004 9:00:18 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx

Print out and wear as a Campaign Button or go HERE to print.

Feel free to reuse this anywhere you wish...

5 posted on 08/24/2004 9:05:15 PM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: nwctwx

Really fantastic work. Can you add me to your ping list? I lurk on TM, but don't post much.


6 posted on 08/24/2004 9:05:32 PM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: nwctwx

Thanks!


7 posted on 08/24/2004 9:07:50 PM PDT by null and void (We're trying to achieve liberal goals by conservative means - Karl Rove, KSFO 8/18/04)
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To: nwctwx

The Clintons are in Iceland. Does anyone know how long they'll be there? I'm always a bit nervous when they decide to leave the country.


8 posted on 08/24/2004 9:08:33 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

For the duration, I hope!


9 posted on 08/24/2004 9:11:16 PM PDT by null and void (We're trying to achieve liberal goals by conservative means - Karl Rove, KSFO 8/18/04)
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To: nwctwx; JustPiper; Kinetic

Thanks, and once again, job well done. All your efforts are greatly appreciated.


10 posted on 08/24/2004 9:11:41 PM PDT by Oorang ( Those who trade liberty for security have neither)
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To: null and void

The Clintons are survivors. If they're in town I feel sure it's safe and there probably won't be any terrorist attack. When they leave town I have to ask myself, what do they know? Sounds paranoid, yes. But do you think Hillary will be around when things hit the fan? NO.


11 posted on 08/24/2004 9:16:04 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Aggie Mama

sure thing, stop lurking though! ;)


12 posted on 08/24/2004 9:16:57 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx
Great job nwctwx (with assistance from JustPiper and Kinetic) - very professional and lets get with it people and post away:

Moscow Times Articles about Terrorist Attacks

13 posted on 08/24/2004 9:22:00 PM PDT by MamaDearest (Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a manís spirit than when we win his heart.)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you for Thread 18, nw.
Great job.


14 posted on 08/24/2004 9:28:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MamaDearest

Fabulous links, as usual.


15 posted on 08/24/2004 9:29:33 PM PDT by liberallyconservative
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To: All
ON THE NET...


MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE Inquiry and Analysis Series No. 186: "MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ACTIVISTS' POSSIBLE RETURN TO SYRIA"

"www.ummah.org.uk/ikhwan": "MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MOVEMENT PAGE (Hizb Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimoon)"

MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE: "SYRIA/LEBANON"

16 posted on 08/24/2004 9:30:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MamaDearest

'Hijack signal' on missing plane
From correspondents in Moscow
August 25, 2004

THE Russian plane that went missing around the time as another jet crashed issued a signal indicating a hijacking or seizure before disappearing from radar, the Interfax news agency has reported.

The signal came at 11:04 pm yesterday (0404 AEST today) from the Tu-154 airliner that went missing in southern Russia's Rostov region, Interfax quoted a source in Russia's "power structures" as saying.

Emergency workers were still searching for the plane hours after it disappeared from radar screens on a flight from Moscow to the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

The source said the signal was activated shortly before the plane disappeared.

Another passenger jet that went missing at about the same time crashed in the Tula region south of Moscow. There was no word on survivors among the 89 people believed to be aboard the two planes.


17 posted on 08/24/2004 9:30:37 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx; JustPiper; Kinetic; thecabal

The Threat Matrix legacy continues. Great work by all of you to have kept us going.


18 posted on 08/24/2004 9:31:08 PM PDT by liberallyconservative
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To: MamaDearest

Wreckage of second missing plane found
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1198777/posts

The wreckage of the second missing Russian plane has been found.

Two planes crashed, each with 40 people on board.

The planes were reported missing within minutes of each other late on Tuesday night, and Russian news agencies said President Vladimir Putin had ordered the FSB security service to investigate the incidents, something it would normally do only when there are suspicious circumstances.

Witnesses saw an explosion on board one of the planes just before it crashed near Tula,150 km south of Moscow.

Local news agencies reported that security had been tightened at all the country's airports after the incidents.

The suggestion that the incidents might have been deliberately caused will raise concerns of possible political motivation.


19 posted on 08/24/2004 9:34:07 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: ladyjane
I completely agree. Still, Iceland can have 'em!
20 posted on 08/24/2004 9:36:31 PM PDT by null and void (We're trying to achieve liberal goals by conservative means - Karl Rove, KSFO 8/18/04)
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To: The_Reader_David

Re: your post #4086 on TM thread 17:

You are exactly right; I had forgotten that he was getting his Master's in Textile and Fabrics. Which makes it highly likely that he knew the usage and toxicity of the cyanuric chloride before he ingested it. It was noted earlier that it is also used as an ingredient in fabric softeners. I also noticed the name sounded Hindu, but was unaware of the Hindu convert to AQ's brand of Islam that you mentioned.

Do drop in to the TM more often. We appreciate your contributions. Any insight you can offer as to the pulse of the university would be greatly appreciated. I know that several, if not many, of the larger universities could be labeled hotbeds for radical recruitment.


21 posted on 08/24/2004 9:39:24 PM PDT by liberallyconservative
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To: All

IRAQ AL JAZEERA WARNED FOREIGN MINISTRY OF IMMINENT VIDEO
(AGI) – Rome, Italy, Aug 24 - The Arab television al Jazeera warned the Italian foreign minister before broadcasting the video with the claim of the kidnapping of Enzo Badaloni. The call from al Jazeera get to the ministry 15 minutes before the broadcasting of the video in the 4 PM newscast. The ministry has called the hostage's family and contacted the Italian embassy in Iraq that has activated its high level channels as in the precedent occasions.(AGI) -

http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200408241921-1173-RT1-CRO-0-NF82&page=0&id=agionline-eng.italyonline


22 posted on 08/24/2004 9:45:47 PM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (Character exalts Liberty and Freedom, Righteous exalts a Nation.)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you, Ian.
Nice job!


23 posted on 08/24/2004 9:50:52 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All
Steven Quayle due on Coast To Coast shortly to discuss Russian airliners.
24 posted on 08/24/2004 10:01:24 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Velveeta

This one is worth adding to this thread:

(From 17)

http://www.mosnews.com/news/2004/08/24/internetend.shtml

Terrorist will paralyze Internet on August 26, a Russian expert in antivirus programs said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the conference hosted by Russian Information Agency Novosti, Aleksandr Gostev from Kaspersky Labs said information on this terrorist attack was published on special websites. He did not elaborate.

First of all, the United States and Western Europe will suffer from the attack, Gostev was quoted by the agency as saying. The head of the labs, Yevgeny Kaspersky, reminded that similar attacks had earlier paralyzed Internet in South Korea. He added that it would be “impossible” to stop terrorist organizations if they “get down to business.”

The executive director of Dr.Web antivirus lab, Mikhail Bychinsky, quoted by Lenta.ru web agency said he never heard of such an attack. “I do not believe in mass internet attacks because the main servers are defended, and Kaspersky Labs has been foretelling the doomsday for a long time.”


25 posted on 08/24/2004 10:01:42 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: Myrddin

do you know of any links?


26 posted on 08/24/2004 10:02:57 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: Myrddin

Steve Quayle on now...

also heard a hijacking code was entered on one of the downed planes.


27 posted on 08/24/2004 10:13:29 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl
'Hijack signal' on missing plane
news.com.au

THE Russian plane that went missing around the time as another jet crashed issued a signal indicating a hijacking or seizure before disappearing from radar, the Interfax news agency has reported.

The signal came at 11:04 pm yesterday (0404 AEST today) from the Tu-154 airliner that went missing in southern Russia's Rostov region, Interfax quoted a source in Russia's "power structures" as saying.

Emergency workers were still searching for the plane hours after it disappeared from radar screens on a flight from Moscow to the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

The source said the signal was activated shortly before the plane disappeared.

Another passenger jet that went missing at about the same time crashed in the Tula region south of Moscow. There was no word on survivors among the 89 people believed to be aboard the two planes.

28 posted on 08/24/2004 10:14:16 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: BurbankKarl

Quayle reporting Putin is in hardened command center...


29 posted on 08/24/2004 10:14:56 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: All; BurbankKarl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Bojinka

Operation Bojinka (also known as Project Bojinka, Bojinka Plot, Bojinga, from Arabic -- slang in many dialects for explosion and pronounced Bo-JIN-ka, except in Egyptian where it is Bo-GIN-ka) was a planned large-scale terrorist attack and precursor to the September 11 Terrorist Attacks.

The term can refer to the "airline bombing plot" alone, or that combined with the "Pope assassination plot" and the "CIA plane crash plot". The first refers to a plot to destroy 11 airliners on January 21 and 22, 1995, the second refers to a plan to kill John Paul II on January 15, 1995, and the third refers a plan to crash a plane into the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia and other buildings. Operation Bojinka was prevented on January 6 and 7, 1995, but some lessons learned were apparently used by the planners of the September 11 terrorist attacks. This article will cover all three plans.

The money handed down to the plotters originated from Al-Qaida, an international terrorist organization which was then based in Sudan. Philippines authorities say that Operation Bojinka was developed by alleged Al-Qaida operatives Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed while they were in Manila, Philippines in 1994 and early 1995.

Several media outlets, including TIME Asia [1] (http://www.time.com/time/asia/features/malay_terror/hambali4.html), wrongly claim that the word Bojinka means "loud bang" or "explosion" in Serbo-Croatian.

Not all media or text that refers to Operation Bojinka will call it by that name.

30 posted on 08/24/2004 10:18:57 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx

so the pilot set the transponder code to the hijack code....

pilots might have crashed the plane if they were headed toward Putin


31 posted on 08/24/2004 10:19:54 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Steve Quayle went off the air on Coast to Coast!!!

Maybe he ran to the bunker. C2C lost all phones....but I can hear the show on Las Vegas and Albaquerque


32 posted on 08/24/2004 10:44:18 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Putin possible target of terror attack in Russia
http://www.maarivintl.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=article&articleID=10792

Russian president currently vacationing near Sutchi, one of the hijacked planes destinations. 98 people feared dead in terror attack, black box recovered.

Ninety eight crew ans pasengers were killed in last night's terror-hijacking attack on two civilian aircraft. Russian authorities are accusing Chechenyan terrorists of perpetrating the attack.

As many as 98 people are feared killed. According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, there were no Israelis on board.

Russian authorities are investigaitng the possibility that the hijackers may have intended targeting President Putin, who is currently vacationing near Sutchi, one of the destinations of the two hijacked planes.

In addition, it was reported that Russian rescue teams have managed to recover one of the black boxes.

Both planes took off from the same Moscow airport within minutes of each other late Tuesday and were bound for southwestern Russian cities.

All passengers and crew, more than 40 people, on the first plane died, after it went down south of the capital.

A second plane with at least 44 passengers on board went out of contact near Rostov-on-Don after activating an alarm indicating it had been hijacked.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the state security services, the FSB, to launch an investigation.

Authorities have expressed concern that separatists in war-ravaged Chechnya could carry out attacks linked to this Sunday's election to replace the region's pro-Moscow president, who was killed by a bombing in May. Rebels have been blamed for a series of terror strikes that have claimed hundreds of lives in Russia in recent years.


33 posted on 08/24/2004 11:37:32 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: JohnathanRGalt; All

ON THE NET:

http://www.mujahedeen.tk/
admin@islamichackers.tk
http://www.OBLCrew.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OBLCrew/
http://www.maktab-al-jihad.com/
http://www.shareeah.org/


34 posted on 08/24/2004 11:54:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thank you for the ping. I believe that JustPiper has chosen a most worthy successor.


35 posted on 08/25/2004 12:42:03 AM PDT by thecabal ("For all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!" --Aragorn)
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To: backhoe; piasa; JohnathanRGalt; All

http://www.wral.com/news/3678362/detail.html

"Apex Accident Catches Eye Of Immigration Officials"

POSTED: 5:57 pm EDT August 24, 2004
UPDATED: 6:47 pm EDT August 24, 2004
RALEIGH, N.C.

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Michael Stowe, 31, was killed Monday when his Honda Accord was hit head-on by a truck. The accident happened on Highway 55 near Old Jenks Road in Apex. Chikele Gideon, the truck driver, is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. He was working for Stock Building Supply at the time of the acccident.


Gideon is well-known to immigration officials. In April 2002, he was arrested on charges for overstaying his visa. At the time, Gideon was living in Apex with Issaya Nombo, a pilot who was believed to have been linked to al-Qaida through some paperwork found in Afghanistan.

Nombo was eventually deported. Immigration officials said Gideon was supposed to leave the country, but did not."

===
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GOOGLE Search Term: "Chikele Gideon"
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Chikele+Gideon%22&btnG=Google+Search

GOOGLE Search Term: "Issaya Nombo"
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Issaya+Nombo%22+%0D%0A&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&filter=0


36 posted on 08/25/2004 12:56:16 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS AN EXACT QUOTE:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/uzbekistan_announce.html

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman


This information is current as of today, Wed Aug 25 2004 01:54:03 GMT-0700.


UZBEKISTAN




August 24, 2004


This Public Announcement is being issued to alert U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist actions in Uzbekistan, especially during the period of Uzbek Independence Day celebrations. This Public Announcement updates the Public Announcement of August 3, 2004, and expires on February 23, 2005.


The United States Government has received information that terrorists may be planning to launch new attacks in Uzbekistan in the period surrounding the Uzbek Independence Day celebrations in early September 2004. The government of Uzbekistan may restrict movement during this period. The Embassy urges Americans in Uzbekistan to exercise extreme caution, including avoiding large crowds, celebrations, and public places where Westerners generally congregate.


On July 30, three suicide bombings occurred in Tashkent, including one outside the U.S. Embassy. Another bomb exploded outside the Israeli Embassy, and a third bomb exploded at the Prosecutor General’s Office in Tashkent.


Multiple attacks also occurred in Tashkent and Bukhara in late March and early April 2004. These attacks used suicide bombers, mainly focused at police and Uzbek private and commercial facilities. In late July, approximately 15 people pled guilty in an Uzbekistan court to charges related to the attacks.


In addition to these events, the U.S. Government received information in early 2003 that terrorists were planning attacks against hotels in Uzbekistan frequented by Westerners, and against foreign embassies and other organizations, facilities, and institutions associated with or representing foreign interests.


Supporters of extremist groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Al-Qaida, the Islamic Jihad Group, and the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement continue to remain active in the region. These groups have expressed anti-U.S. sentiments and may also attempt to target U.S. Government or private interests in Uzbekistan. Terrorist groups do not distinguish between official and civilian targets. As security is increased at official U.S. facilities, terrorists and their sympathizers seek softer targets. These may include facilities where Americans and other foreigners congregate or visit, such as residential areas, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, hotels, outdoor recreation events, resorts, beaches, maritime facilities, and planes.


The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent continues to employ heightened security precautions. U.S. citizens should report any unusual activity to local authorities and then inform the Embassy.


The Uzbek Government maintains travel restrictions on large parts of the Surkhandarya oblast (administrative region) bordering Afghanistan, including the border city of Termez. Foreign citizens intending to travel to this region must obtain a special permission card from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs or Uzbek embassies and consulates abroad.  


Americans traveling to or remaining in Uzbekistan despite this Public Announcement are strongly urged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov, and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Uzbekistan. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan is located at 82 Chilanzarskaya St., Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700115. The telephone number is 998-71-120-5450. The fax number is 998-71-120-6335.
Travelers should also consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet for Uzbekistan and Worldwide Caution Public Announcement at travel.state.gov. American citizens may also obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or Canada, and 317-472-2328 from overseas.


37 posted on 08/25/2004 1:54:41 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

http://travel.state.gov/travel/bangladesh_announce.html

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman


This information is current as of today, Wed Aug 25 2004 01:57:14 GMT-0700.

Bangladesh


August 24 2004


38 posted on 08/25/2004 1:57:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All
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LINKS OF INTEREST (UPDATED DAILY.) (CLICK HERE)

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39 posted on 08/25/2004 2:21:24 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thanks Ian


40 posted on 08/25/2004 4:29:18 AM PDT by JustPiper (I once had a pinglist a mile long....took me BumPING all day long)
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To: MamaDearest; crabbie; EternalVigilance

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1198598/posts

Bumps to this thread would be really helpful.

Jim has made it clear that he doesn't want any more of the anti-Keyes rhetoric.

I said I would not be posting as long as those folks had a free hand.

In short, I have resumed posting.

EV!!! Glad you are back!


41 posted on 08/25/2004 4:38:01 AM PDT by JustPiper (I once had a pinglist a mile long....took me BumPING all day long)
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To: nwctwx

Excellent start to the thread, Ian.


42 posted on 08/25/2004 5:10:04 AM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: Donna Lee Nardo
Sign me up for the daily ping list please!
43 posted on 08/25/2004 6:05:59 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: nwctwx; JustPiper; Kinetic

Great job again.


44 posted on 08/25/2004 6:14:04 AM PDT by crabbie
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To: nwctwx

Please include me on the ping list. Thanks.


45 posted on 08/25/2004 6:20:09 AM PDT by crabbie
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The enemy within:

Jury Sees Jailhouse Tapes Between Sheikh, Lawyer

UPDATED: 9:11 AM EDT August 25, 2004

NEW YORK -- Prosecutors presented the centerpiece of their terrorism case against a civil rights lawyer on Tuesday: grainy videos of her meetings with an imprisoned Egyptian sheik she is accused of illegally helping to communicate with followers.....

http://www.wnbc.com/news/3678857/detail.html


46 posted on 08/25/2004 6:20:18 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: nwctwx

Nice job!


47 posted on 08/25/2004 6:20:56 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for the ping. The thread looks great!


48 posted on 08/25/2004 6:23:43 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: flutters

If you do a search on Volga-Aviaexpress it comes up w/ extensive information. Apparently, there are some big fans of this airline. Very odd.


49 posted on 08/25/2004 7:02:46 AM PDT by 4thygipper
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To: nwctwx

From AP via Newsday:

Timeline of Two Plane Crashes in Russia

By The Associated Press

August 25, 2004, 9:21 AM EDT


Estimated times of key developments in the nearly simultaneous crashes of two Russian airliners.

Tuesday

9:35 p.m.

* Tu-154 jet, carrying 46 passengers, takes off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport for the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

10:15 p.m.

* Tu-134 jet, carrying 43 passengers, takes off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport for the southern Russian city of Volgograd.

10:55 p.m.

* Tu-154 jet activates a distress signal indicating the plane might have been hijacked.

10:56 p.m.

* Tu-134 jet disappears from radar screens and crashes.

10:59 p.m.

* Tu-154 crashes in Rostov region.

Wednesday

3:00 a.m.

* Rescuers find the wreckage of Tu-134 jet in the Tula region, about 125 miles south of Moscow.

8:41 a.m.

* Rescuers discover wreckage of Tu-154 jet in the Rostov region some 600 miles south of Moscow.

Early morning.

* Emergency Situations Ministry declares no survivors.

2:40 p.m.

* Authorities believe they have recovered bodies of all 43 people aboard Tu-134. Recovery of bodies from Tu-154 crash continues.
Copyright © 2004, The Associated Press

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-russia-plane-crash-timeline,0,7780844.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines

The hijack signal looks to have been activated when the plane would have been on approach to Rostov, 80 minutes into the flight. Sochi, where Putin is (now was?) vacationing, is another 250 miles due south of Rostov. And both planes appear to have been taken over at precisely the same time, around 10:50.


50 posted on 08/25/2004 7:11:44 AM PDT by Right_Handed_Writer
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