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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Twenty

Posted on 10/12/2004 8:58:00 PM PDT by nwctwx

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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!

Ramadan terror concerns?
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ATLANTA (CNN) -- As more than one billion Muslims prepare to celebrate Ramadan, terror experts are mixed about whether the holy month is a tool for recruiting terrorists.

Some terrorism experts and Islamic scholars say Ramadan gives extremists an opportunity to enlist new recruits.

"It's a time which can be exploited by radical clerics to motivate individuals into taking action on the basis they are somehow serving their religion," says terror expert M.J. Gohel.

And analysts see another temptation for terrorists: exploiting the Battle of Badr, a symbolic date in Muslim history, which falls near the U.S. presidential election.

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

TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: terror; threat; threatmatrix
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21 posted on 10/12/2004 9:45:45 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: 4thygipper

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!

22 posted on 10/12/2004 9:47:27 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx
Related item:

"Intense Debate by Islamist Movements and Sponsoring States on New Terrorist Attacks on the West"

Could be connected to the Chechens.

23 posted on 10/12/2004 9:58:34 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Siobhan; JustPiper; Velveeta

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.

24 posted on 10/12/2004 9:58:41 PM PDT by cgk (FReepers' Prayers helped to match my husband to his brother for a bone marrow match.)
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To: nwctwx
Thanks for "transporting" us to Thread Twenty. Before you know it, we'll be at the legal one (21). You did, however, kind of lead me on with your heading: Chechen Terrorists Probed. I got excited thinking the probes were the electric kind, but thats not what you meant at all (silly me).
25 posted on 10/12/2004 10:01:07 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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26 posted on 10/12/2004 10:07:19 PM PDT by Cindy
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"'My Enemy's Enemy'"
By Frederick J. Chiaventone

Posted October 12, 2004

27 posted on 10/12/2004 10:10:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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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.

Vital information

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.

Extra security

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.

28 posted on 10/12/2004 10:17:09 PM PDT by Honestly (There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.)
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To: cgk
Terrorist Training Ground in South America

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?

29 posted on 10/12/2004 10:19:33 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Honestly

Thank you Honestly.

30 posted on 10/12/2004 10:37:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Missing Cyanide Drum Found in N.D.

31 posted on 10/12/2004 11:46:12 PM PDT by Lucy Lake
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To: Old Sarge; piasa; backhoe; JohnathanRGalt; All
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: [1] "
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: [1]"
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"

32 posted on 10/12/2004 11:52:19 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: grizzfan

THANK YOU Grizzfan.

33 posted on 10/12/2004 11:53:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

EX-GITMO THUGS AT IT AGAIN (Released Terrorists continuing their terror activities)

34 posted on 10/12/2004 11:53:56 PM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: All; backhoe; piasa; RaceBannon; Ernest_at_the_Beach - 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 Allah’s 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...)

35 posted on 10/13/2004 12:27:17 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: FairOpinion

Thank you Fair Opinion.

36 posted on 10/13/2004 12:29:02 AM PDT by Cindy
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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."

more headlines >

(Copyright by KUSA-TV, All Rights Reserved)

37 posted on 10/13/2004 1:07:22 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: JohnathanRGalt; yonif; ganeshpuri89; LayoutGuru2; fullwave; Old Sarge; All

Random Links...ON THE NET:

38 posted on 10/13/2004 1:47:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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39 posted on 10/13/2004 2:14:07 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

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!

40 posted on 10/13/2004 3:39:26 AM PDT by all4one ("..a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents" Sir W. Churchill)
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