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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Twenty
Posted on 10/12/2004 8:58:00 PM PDT by nwctwx
Is it just me or did Thread 19 last forever? :-)
Thanks weather person.
You guys popped in too quick! ;)
ping to thread #20, let me know if you want on or off the ping list.
morning! how are things on the old Matrix?
It's just you...
I don't know why I'm so worried about terrorists ... they're a nuisance. And John "Under My Plan" Kerry will fix everything and heal everyone. :-)
I'm thinking any kind of terror attack before election day would totally wrap it up for the Bloviator. We're not Spain.
20 looks great!
Thanks for the ping and please keep me on the list.
From the Washington Post....
Chechen terrorists probed By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. security officials are investigating a recent intelligence report that a group of 25 Chechen terrorists illegally entered the United States from Mexico in July. The Chechen group is suspected of having links to Islamist terrorists seeking to separate the southern enclave of Chechnya from Russia, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports. Members of the group, said to be wearing backpacks, secretly traveled to northern Mexico and crossed into a mountainous part of Arizona that is difficult for U.S. border security agents to monitor, said officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. The intelligence report was supplied to the U.S. government in late August or early September and was based on information from an intelligence source that has been proved reliable in other instances, one official said. A second U.S. official said the report is being investigated, but said it could not be determined whether the group of Chechens actually entered the country, as the intelligence source reported. "We don't know whether or not that report is true," this official said. A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed ...
Thanks for the ping. The thread looks great.
Thank you for the links you supplied to get the Useful Links section going, hopefully we will have many more to add to the list by thread 21!
Could be connected to the Chechens.
Perhaps you all remember - didn't TM already cover terrorists entering the US from Mexico over the summer? I am having this weird deja vu.
LINKS OF INTEREST
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: ATTACK ON AMERICA (Updated)
ARE THEY FOR US OR AGAINST US?
"'My Enemy's Enemy'"
By Frederick J. Chiaventone
Posted October 12, 2004
Moscow Children to Wear Dog Tags
from BBC News on Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Article ID: D154924
Moscow schoolchildren will soon have to wear military-style dog tags and carry special "passports" as part of a security drive in the wake of Beslan.
The Russian capital is also beefing up protection of its schools against intruders to prevent any terror attacks like the Beslan mass hostage-taking.
"Before the New Year most schools will have these passports," a senior Moscow city official told BBC News Online.
Yuri Popov said the metal dog tags were already being mass-produced.
More than 330 schoolchildren, teachers and parents died when the hostage-taking in the North Ossetian town of Beslan ended in a bloodbath.
Dozens of victims remain unidentified more than a month after the tragedy.
The remains of the Beslan school are to be destroyed Mr Popov, head of the Moscow city assembly's security and legislation committee, said children would wear the dog tags round their necks and carry the passports in their pockets, which would bear their fingerprints and other personal data.
The passport will give the child's name, address, telephone number, blood group and details of any allergies to medicines, he said.
It will also include advice on how to act in the event of an emergency, such as a terrorist attack.
"These measures can be introduced under the city's programme for civil defence," Mr Popov said.
"We asked teachers, school governors, and they conducted surveys. Most were in favour," he said.
The city authorities have been working on ways to improve school security since November, he added.
The city authorities want to make sure that the private security firms guarding school premises carry out proper training, Mr Popov said.
Guards will not be armed - their role will be to alert police if they spot something suspicious, he said.
New legislation is required "to clearly define the status of school premises - who is allowed in, who is not," he explained.
Moscow has about 1,500 schools and 3,000 kindergartens.
Russian lawmakers are currently reviewing all of the country's anti-terror laws, Mr Popov said.
Installing alarm systems in all Moscow schools will cost about 200m rubles ($7m) and erecting security fences around the buildings will cost another 600m rubles ($20.5m), he said.
What's preventing them from making a trip North to the country with limited border protection and free perks from the government beyond an illegal/terrorist's wildest dreams?
Thank you Honestly.
Missing Cyanide Drum Found in N.D.
Special Dispatch Series - No. 798
October 13, 2004
MEMRI TV Project: A Former Hostage in Iraq Tells His Story
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from an interview with Muhammad Ra'd, a Lebanese national who was kidnapped in Iraq and later released. The interview appeared on Al-Arabiya TV on October 10, 2004, and was translated by MEMRI's TV Monitor Project. To view a segment from this show, visit: http://memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=284:  "
Special Dispatch Series - No. 797
October 12, 2004
"Al-Qa'ida Magazine: 'O Sheikh of the Slaughterers, Abu Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi, Go Forth in the Straight Path, Guided by Allah'"
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The latest edition (#23) of the Al-Qa'ida-related journal Sawt Al- Jihad includes an article by Abd Al-Rahman Ibn Salem Al-Shamari praising the beheading of an Egyptian citizen in Iraq. The author emphasized that a Muslim is obligated to be loyal to his religion only, and not to his national identity or to his country, and therefore all non-believers are the same, regardless of whether they are Arabs. The following are excerpts from the article: "
Special Dispatch Series - No. 794
October 6, 2004
"Reactions to Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi's Fatwa Calling for the Abduction and Killing of American Civilians in Iraq"
THANK YOU Grizzfan.
EX-GITMO THUGS AT IT AGAIN (Released Terrorists continuing their terror activities)
ISLAMONLINE.net/FatwaApplication - Ask The Scholar: "THE PATH TO ALLAH'S VICTORY" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Allah Almighty created this life and laid down for it certain fixed laws. He has ordained that the believers strive against their enemies and prepare all they can for that purpose. They are to follow the ways that bring about victory. This is to say, they are to believe in Allah, prepare as much force as they can, be always on the alert, take prompt action on hearing the call to jihad, have a sincere wish and enthusiasm to participate in jihad in Allahs cause, unite and join hands with one another, obey the Muslim leader and keep order, be courageous and steadfast in fighting, and have confidence that Allah will grant them victory.") (October 6, 2004) (Read More...)
Thank you Fair Opinion.
NOTE: Click on the url to read the whole article and view the a sketch of the suspect.
"Thornton Police seeking suspect in attempted abduction"
Marc Sternfield (producer)
Created: 10/12/2004 6:43 PM MDT - Updated: 10/12/2004 7:15 PM MDT
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The girl describes her assailant as a Caucasian or light-skinned Hispanic male in his mid-to-late 30's, with dark, black hair and and a thick mustache. She also told police he has large nostrils, and a tattoo of a dragon on his left arm extending from above the elbow to the wrist. He was last seen wearing large sunglasses and a red t-shirt.
The suspect vehicle is described as a white, 4-door sedan, extremely dark tinted windows, no visible license plate with a chrome rear license plate frame.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Thornton Police Department Tip Line at 303-452-8705."
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Random Links...ON THE NET:
ICCWBO.org: "THE WEEKLY PIRACY REPORT"
Thank you nwctwx for starting Thread 20. I hope that all is going well for you with your studies. I don't know how you find the time for Freeping!
FYI see post #31....Cyanide drum in ND has been found!
Thanks for the ping. Great job.
Me too, I remember reading about arabic speaking illegals in the mountains in Arizona.
Thank you for the ping!! :-)
Ian, you've outdone yourself.
Thank you for thread 20.
As we approach the one year anniversary of TM, I'd like to acknowledge and thank Tubavil for thread 1.
Thank you also, to all the TMers who have since contributed.
This is an amazing body of work.
Actually, I believe that was last winter, prior to Christmas when EOM said they were crossing over from Mexico.
Nothing is preventing them.
Thanks Much the thread keeps getting better and better.