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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Twenty-Five

Posted on 03/05/2005 5:06:15 PM PST by nwctwx

Edited on 03/29/2005 8:49:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat
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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!
Threat Matrix - Daily Terrorism Threat

U.S. works 'day and night' to rein in al-Qaida
Full Story

WASHINGTON - Prompted by new intelligence indicating Osama bin Laden reached out to the most feared terrorist in Iraq, President Bush charged Thursday that "al-Qaida still hopes to attack us on our own soil."

"Recently, we learned that Osama bin Laden has urged the terrorist Zarqawi to form a group to conduct attacks outside Iraq, including here in the United States," Bush said at the swearing-in of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

The president vowed, "We're working every day and night to dismantle (bin Laden's) network and to bring him to justice."

Officials: Bin Laden Urges Zarqawi to Hit U.S.
Al-Qaeda's Completed Warning Cycle - Ready to Attack?

"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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To: MamaDearest
AUSTRALIAN natural gas exports to North America's energy hungry west coast could begin by 2010

2010?! is too late!!! Mexico?! pfft!

In Defense of the Minuteman Project

Excellent article and your dozens of links you always post!

Whooping cough cases rising in U.S.

What?! We discussed this when last October?!

3,901 posted on 04/11/2005 12:31:23 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: bored at work

total of 124 cases were identified; of these, 117 were fatal (1). Approximately 75% of the reported cases occurred in children aged 5 years

These stats are very alarming!

3,902 posted on 04/11/2005 12:32:47 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: Velveeta; All

"We're very concerned at this point because if we found one bomb, we believe someone in the area is making these bombs and he's still at large and we're doing everything possible to interviewing these people making these bombs."

The bomb was also found armed with bolts and nails -- capable of seriously injuring someone if the device had exploded.

The FBI's joint terrorism task force was also notified and is investigating the case

A wide range of Industrial Sites is available in the Fairfield Area ranging in size from 2 to 200 + acres. Most are fully served by all utilities. Many have rail extension capabilities. For specifics on any particular size site, contact the Fairfield Area Development Commission.

Police Force:
Full-time officers: 13
Auxiliary: 8
Civilian personnel: 5
Patrol Cars: 6

Fire Protection:
Full-time firemen: 4

Volunteers: 22
Fire Insurance Rating - class 6
Types of equipment:
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Unit: 1
Rural Fire Department headquartered in Fairfield

All volunteer: 24
Types of equipment:
Pumpers: 2
Tankers: 2
"Brush" truck-small pumper: 1

This is 3 hours from our Capitol
Cannot phantom a reason this would be any terrorist/local terrorist group

3,903 posted on 04/11/2005 12:42:07 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: Velveeta

Prayers for the American contractor

3,904 posted on 04/11/2005 12:42:42 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: kingofhearts

Thanks, Kingofhearts.

The way the perp was standing there, looked to me as though it was a suicide by cop wish.

Wonder what was in those suitcases...

3,905 posted on 04/11/2005 12:45:26 PM PDT by Velveeta
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The death of Haroon Paryani can easily be ignored.

The 61-year-old Chicago cab driver was murdered last February after a passenger, according to eyewitnesses, hijacked his cab and ran over Paryani's head and neck until he died. Today, the accused man is out on

Paryani's murder cannot ever be ignored. As his widow and children (two of whom are disabled) adamantly stressed to me after I met them shortly after his death, no more cab drivers should have to suffer the kind of abuse this caring husband and father did.

In the last two months five Muslims have died unnatural deaths.

3,906 posted on 04/11/2005 12:45:27 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) President Bush has told Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon not to expand Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Federal agents target Hornell area: Homes, offices searched by FBI, IRS

Here's something we don't know and they get a pulitzer prize:
Panel says nuclear plants may be vulnerable to terrorism

Mysterious Soot Covers Greensboro Street

Homes and Cars along 17th Street in northeast Greensboro are covered in soot and no one knows for sure where it came from.

People living along 17th Street woke up Wednesday morning to a blanket of black powder covering everything including cars and homes.

3,907 posted on 04/11/2005 12:49:33 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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Flawed FBI Probe Of Bombing Used A Secret Warrant
Conyers Seeks Wider Inquiry

The Justice Department is acknowledging for the first time that the FBI used a secret search warrant to copy and seize material -- including DNA samples -- from the home of Brandon Mayfield, a Portland, Ore., man who was wrongly arrested and jailed last year in connection with the March 2004 train bombings in Madrid.

Hidden explosives tie FBI to OKC destruction?

3,908 posted on 04/11/2005 12:51:03 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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Fear bio-terrorists
may spread plague
Diplomats pull out of Angola, ravaged by Ebola-like Marburg

3,909 posted on 04/11/2005 12:51:52 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: FairOpinion; All

War on Hillary breaking out
National campaign launched to stop senator as book in works could 'sink her candidacy'

3,910 posted on 04/11/2005 12:52:52 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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Apologies if this was posted:

Terrorist sneaks past Temple Mount security
Hamas member enters al-Aqsa mosque as Jews arrested, barred from holy site

The Pro-America, Pro-Capitalist, Pro-Western Civilization
"Intellectual Ammunition Service" for Defenders of Liberty.

3,911 posted on 04/11/2005 12:55:26 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: Oorang; MamaDearest

Baker: Renewing Patriot Act bad idea

Press Release] USA - House Hearing Follows Revelation of Patriot Act Flaws and Uses, ACLU Says Disclosure Represents Likely "Tip of the Iceberg"

""The Attorney General admitted that the Justice Department is increasingly using Patriot Act powers- and not just for terrorism cases"


USA / ENGLAND - Suspicious Flight Student Once In Jacksonville Found In England, FBI Says

Think waterways are free of suspicious activity? Think again

3,912 posted on 04/11/2005 12:58:56 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: Old Sarge; JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; All

Up and Down ON THE NET...

(Datacenter and Webhost in the) USA... has a new url:


(Datacenter in the) USA....


(Webhost in) Beijing, CHINA...

April 11, 2005
" down"

3,913 posted on 04/11/2005 12:59:07 PM PDT by Cindy
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Why Good Muslims Become Terrorists
Excerpts reprinted with permission from Ali Sina


ARIZONA - Border Militia: We'll Shut the Border with Machine Guns

"The armed militia supports the Minuteman Project, but says that if they fail to close the border to illegal border crossers, his group will step in and be heavily armed to do the job"


USA / MEXICO BORDER - GSA sees problems in border monitors

CANADA - Canadian border a back door for terrorists?

"critical network of cameras and sensors installed for the U.S. Border Patrol along the Mexican and Canadian borders has been hobbled for years by defective equipment that was poorly installed, and by lax oversight by government officials who failed to properly supervise the project's contractor"



Volunteers needed Anti-terrorism training exercises start today

The Hawai‘i National Guard's 93rd Civil Support Team (CST) is scheduled to conduct its annual anti-terrorism training exercises on Kaua‘i from today through Thursday, April 14.

3,914 posted on 04/11/2005 1:02:58 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: JustPiper

From your Fairfield link:

Oil Operations

In 1985, Wayne County was the largest oil producing county in Illinois with a production of 2,871,132 barrels valued at more than $77,000,000, representing 9.5% of the State's total production.
In 1986, more than 60 businesses were located in the immediate Fairfield area dealing with various phases of the oil industry, generating an income estimated at more than $75,000,000 annually.


The rail line is the main Norfolk Southern line.

Wonder what the next train would have been hauling?

3,915 posted on 04/11/2005 1:03:20 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: JustPiper
I thought you might be interested in this:

Official Marburg Toll at 218 - True Number Much Higher

"Recombinomics Commentary

April 10, 2005

>>  "As of noon, the total number of cases nationwide is 218 and 193 people have died," a joint statement said, adding that 360 others were under surveillance in the southern African country where the outbreak was first detected in October.

The last toll based on figures compiled up to Friday was 184.

The communique said there were 173 fatalities and 189 cases in the northern province of Uige, the epicentre of the outbreak, followed by six deaths each in the Kwanza Sul and Zaire regions, four in Luanda province, two in Mananje and one each in Cabinda and Kwanza Norte. <<

The data above gives detail on where Marburg patients have died, as well as where there are patients who are still alive.  The total number of cases is up to 218, which is 62 shy of the record 280 fatalities for Ebola.  However, the distribution of the cases suggests the data is lagging the actual cases by 1-2 weeks.  Thus, it is likely that the number infected is already well in excess of 280, and since virtually all infected patients have died, a new fatality record has already been set.''................

3,916 posted on 04/11/2005 1:06:07 PM PDT by united1000
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To: All

"U.S. Aircraft Kill Five Taliban Rebels -Governor"
Reuters ^ | 04/11/05

Posted on 04/11/2005 7:34:05 AM PDT by nypokerface

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. military aircraft killed five suspected Taliban guerrillas in strikes in southeastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.

A jet and helicopter gunships were called in after a Taliban group attempted to assassinate Kheyal Baaz Khan Sherzai, the top former military commander of the province of Khost, not far from the border with Pakistan.

"Sherzai survived the ambush and as a result of the American air attacks, five Taliban were killed," Khost governor Mirajuddin Patan told Reuters.

Taliban officials could not be reached for comment and the U.S. military in Kabul said it had no immediate information."

3,917 posted on 04/11/2005 1:06:41 PM PDT by Cindy
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California: Suicide Terror Training Packs In First Responders From The Westcoast
The FBI is warning state and local partners to be on the alert for suicide bombers.

(PRWEB) April 11, 2005


India foils uranium theft 'plot'

"two men in possession of a kilogram of semi-processed uranium "

Uranium theft racket busted in Assam; two arrested

Elite unit nabs suspected 'ticking-bomb'

Russian Military Says Missile System Seized From Chechens
11 April 2005 -- The Russian military says it killed three Chechen fighters and seized an antiaircraft missile system from the site of the clash

Spanish police seize nearly 50Kgs explosives

The early-morning raid in Hernani, near Donostia-San Sebastian was linked to the arrest in the past three weeks of six suspected members of an ETA cell, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

3,918 posted on 04/11/2005 1:09:07 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: Velveeta

largest oil producing county in Illinois

Wowsers V, good catch!

3,919 posted on 04/11/2005 1:10:21 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: Cindy

Update from Mutter's on Bush-Sharon meeting:

Sharon to warn Bush that Abbas rule could collapse

By Aluf Benn (Washington) and Nathan Guttman (Crawford, Texas), Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Staff and Agencies

In their Monday meeting at George W. Bush's Texas ranch, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is expected to tell the president that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' rule is collapsing and that the PA chairman is not abiding by his promises.

In addition, Sharon will raise the possibility of preparing for the fall of Abbas' rule.:yikes

There has been growing concern that the fragile ceasefire declared by Sharon and Abbas in February is fraying. In retaliation for the killings of three Palestinian teenagers by IDF troops in Gaza on Saturday, militants fired some 100 mortar shells and rockets at Gaza Strip settlements and at the western Negev.

One message Sharon may deliver to the president is that if Abbas fails to take actiopn to curb militant violence, Israel will be forced to do so itself, Army Radio reported Monday.

The statement was underscored by Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said of Abbas early Monday, "Abu Mazen must understand: If he doesn't do it - and he's not showing signs of doing it - then we will do it. And then there may be some chance that he'll do something. But if he doesn't, then we will."

Sharon will also tell the American president that armed Palestinian organizations are violating their own cease-fire promises.

Quote:PM discusses PA, pullout, Iran with Rice

Sharon arrived in Waco, Texas on Monday. The prime minister's hotel in Waco was surrounded by a tight cordon of security with large trucks blocking intersections. Sharon will travel to Bush's ranch 25 miles (40 km) away in Crawford on Monday morning for talks, a joint news conference and lunch.

The premier met with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over dinner in his hotel in Texas. The two spent around an hour together, in preparation for Sharon's meeting with Bush later in the day. They discussed the disengagement, the situation in the PA and the Iranian nuclear threat. Later, Sharon's aides met with Bush administration officials to finalize the preparations.

Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz called Abbas on Sunday night to impress upon him the need to crack down on the armed groups in Gaza in the wake of the Saturday shelling.

Sharon told reporters during his flight predawn on Monday that he viewed the attack on Gaza settlements as a 'blatant violation' of the agreements established at the Sharm el Sheikh summit and that he would discuss the matter with the president.

The IDF says the evidence collected so far in its investigation of the shooting indicates that the soldiers behaved properly - and that the three 14-year-olds were involved in weapons smuggling efforts in the area.

The Sharon trip came after a tense weekend in Israel. In addition to the flare-up in Gaza, thousands of police were sent to Jerusalem to prevent a threatened demonstration by extreme rightists on the Temple Mount. Palestinian demonstrators flooded the site to "protect" it from the Jewish protesters.

And while fewer than 100 demonstrators showed up for a much touted "demonstration by tens of thousands" on Tel Aviv's Ayalon highway, dozens of rightists burned tires Sunday, snarling the already jammed morning rush-hour traffic until police cleared the way.

Police arrested 31 Jews and 8 Palestinians in Jerusalem and another 32 Jews in Tel Aviv.

Sharon is to spend six hours Monday with U.S. officials in Crawford, Texas, at President Bush's "western White House."

From Texas, Sharon will head back to Israel via Washington, where he is slated to meet with administration officials, congressional leaders, American Jewish community leaders and the press. He is due back in Israel on Thursday.

Ahead of the meeting Monday, reports from Texas said the U.S. is planning to broaden the scope of its special security envoy Lt. Gen. William Ward to deal with the Israeli complaints about lack of PA progress on its security reforms and its inability to prevent mortars launched at Gush Katif.

American sources said that Bush and Rice are planning to beef up Ward's team, as well as widen the scope of his responsibilities, to help speed up the pace of reforms in the PA.

Ward has come under some criticism for failing to make progress on the ground and not making explicit demands of either side. Former U.S. peace negotiator Dennis Ross said last week that Ward is working too slowly, and warned that by the time he gets up to steam, "he'll find himself facing the Hamas and not the PA."

Israel has so far been satisfied with Ward's operation, with Mofaz praising him in Washington during his visit there last week. Israeli officials seem to be happy with Ward because he doesn't hand out grades to either side.

As part of his beefed-up role, Ward would meet more often with PA security officials, and maintain closer monitoring of progress on the ground.

While Sharon will be emphasizing Abbas' failures, the American agenda for the summit places a high priority on Israel increasing security cooperation with the Palestinians ahead of the disengagement and clarifications about Israeli settlement construction in the territories.

Those issues were due to come up in the meeting between Rice and Sharon at Sharon's Waco, Texas hotel. The two met Monday night shortly after Sharon's arrival, to discuss the issues on the agenda in Crawford.

The Bush-Sharon meeting will begin at 9:30 Monday morning, Crawford time. After all the formalities - meetings with staff, the press conference, the luncheon - Bush is slated to give Sharon a tour of the Bush ranch with just the two of them in the president's pickup truck.

Meanwhile, no date has been formally scheduled for a Bush-Abbas meeting. The White House has made clear to Abbas that he is welcome, but he has so far postponed his trip until the political and security situation in the PA has been stabilized.

3,920 posted on 04/11/2005 1:10:33 PM PDT by jerseygirl
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To: united1000; MamaDearest

Thanks for the heads up United!

True number much higher No Doubt!

3,921 posted on 04/11/2005 1:11:47 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: freeperfromnj

They could have been employed with the CDC.



3,922 posted on 04/11/2005 1:13:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: JustPiper

Who knew??? LOL

3,923 posted on 04/11/2005 1:15:32 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Cindy

I'm pretty sure they were employed by the CDC. I've never seen them patrolling around here before. I was just wondering what they were doing around these parts (NYC).

3,924 posted on 04/11/2005 1:15:44 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Cindy

Deadly Refinery Explosion One of Many Accidents

Apr 11 - Investigations into the deadly March 23 fire at a Texas City oil refinery are revealing a history of problems going back several decades.

The Houston Chronicle has uncovered records of eleven separate incidents in which workers were injured or killed at the BP America plant between 1971 and March 22 of this year. At least four serious accidents occurred on the same unit since 1988.

3,925 posted on 04/11/2005 1:16:36 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: WestCoastGal

You're welcome.

The MinuteMen are doing a wonderful job and they are exposing a situation better than any psa.

3,926 posted on 04/11/2005 1:17:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim In Orlando Recovers - Orlando,FL,USA
A 46-year-old Orlando man who almost died from a rare flesh-eating bacteria he contracted on a fishing trip and is back on his feet after 15 surgeries

Lakeview Assisted Living is being sued because of bacteria... - Roanoke,VA,USA
The family of a woman who died after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria sues Lakeview Assisted Living in Roanoke.!news!localnews

Inmate's symptoms point to deadly skin infection
The Grand Rapids Press - Grand Rapids,MI,USA

The potentially deadly infection is known as MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Little is known about MRSA, other than it is resistant to antibiotics. It is becoming a common problem -- especially in jails and other places where people share close quarters.

3,927 posted on 04/11/2005 1:24:30 PM PDT by JustPiper (NoE your Enemy !!!)
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To: JustPiper

That's interesting.

Thanks JP.

3,928 posted on 04/11/2005 1:31:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Old Sarge; TexKat; All

Note: The following text is an exact quote:

April 11, 2005

American Contractor Kidnapped in Iraq

Still more attacks and kidnapping in Iraq, with an American victim this time. From VOA News, with thanks to Jeffrey Imm:

Insurgents in Iraq launched a wave of suicide attacks against U.S. forces and kidnapped an American contractor Monday.

A spokesman for the U.S. embassy says the contractor was abducted near Baghdad.

Earlier, suicide bombers blew up three vehicles at the entrance to a U.S. base in western Iraq. Three U.S. Marines and three Iraqi civilians were wounded. Insurgents in another vehicle opened fire on the base before a U.S. helicopter destroyed their car.

And in Samarra, a suicide car bomber killed three people and wounded 20 others when his vehicle exploded near a U.S. convoy.

Meanwhile, media reports say the U.S. Defense Department may withdraw tens of thousands of troops from Iraq by early next year.

Posted at April 11, 2005 05:47 PM

3,929 posted on 04/11/2005 3:03:07 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: jerseygirl

Thanks jerseygirl.

3,930 posted on 04/11/2005 3:07:09 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Old Sarge; TexKat; All

"America’s Battalion Gets a New Look at Insurgents
Dragon Eye keeps terrorists on the run in Khowst"

By U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Rich Mattingly
Combat Correspondent - America’s Battalion

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan, April 11, 2005

3,931 posted on 04/11/2005 3:09:21 PM PDT by Cindy
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3,932 posted on 04/11/2005 3:27:47 PM PDT by Godzilla (It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off.)
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To: Old Sarge; JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; All

"" "Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 52: "FIGHTING FOR THE CAUSE OF ALLAH (JIHAAD)"

3,933 posted on 04/11/2005 3:49:18 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Old Sarge; JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

"": "BECOMING MUSLIM" by Yahiye Adam Gadahn" - Seeking Information: "ADAM YAHIYE GADAHN" ("Aliases: "Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, Yayah")

3,934 posted on 04/11/2005 3:50:31 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Old Sarge; TexKat; JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All





3,935 posted on 04/11/2005 4:10:31 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Well, this is not good. I hope we will not be seeing another American being used as a pawn and then beheaded.

3,936 posted on 04/11/2005 4:15:00 PM PDT by Chaos
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To: Chaos

I agree.

3,939 posted on 04/11/2005 4:53:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: skeggsaw

That's interesting skeggsaw.

3,940 posted on 04/11/2005 4:55:52 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; All
not sure if this has been posted yet ... turns out this poor guy was falsely accused.

COLUMBUS (AP) - A woman was arrested Monday on charges she falsely told the FBI that her estranged husband was plotting to bomb the U.S. and Saudi embassies in London.

Kadrah Farah Ali, 42, was taken into custody at her home in Columbus.

Last month, according to the allegations, Ali reported to the FBI that her husband, Osman Yusef Dirie, told her that he and four Moroccans were going to bomb the embassies.

The FBI notified the CIA and British authorities. They interviewed Dirie in England, where he lives, but did not charge or arrest him.

Ali later told officials that she made up the story to hurt Dirie, who she said married her to become a U.S. citizen, the FBI said.

Both are originally from Somalia, but Ali is an American citizen, the FBI said. If convicted, she could get up to five years in prison.

3,941 posted on 04/11/2005 5:04:00 PM PDT by JellyJam (Headline of the year: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: JellyJam

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A woman was arrested Monday on charges she falsely told the FBI that her estranged husband was plotting to bomb the U.S. and Saudi embassies in London.

Kadrah Farah Ali, 42, was taken into custody at her home in Columbus."


That is sad JellyJam.
If she filed a false report; she needs prison time.

3,942 posted on 04/11/2005 5:43:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Old Sarge; TexKat; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; JohnathanRGalt; Seadog Bytes; All




Thanks to a Specila Freeper for pointing this out...Worth a second look..

"Pirate attacks may tempt terrorists: US official"
AFP ^ | Apr 8,2005

Posted on 04/11/2005 5:47:54 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer

3,943 posted on 04/11/2005 6:36:47 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thank you.

3,944 posted on 04/11/2005 6:43:03 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”—Edmund Burke)
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3,945 posted on 04/11/2005 7:05:24 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Beware of appalachian_dwellers bearing gifts.......or not.)
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To: Seadog Bytes

You're very welcome.

3,946 posted on 04/11/2005 7:08:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Old Sarge; TexKat; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

"China's container ship fleet and Taiwan's security"
The American Thinker ^ | April 11th, 2005 | Frederick W. Stakelbeck, Jr.

Posted on 04/11/2005 10:43:31 AM PDT by CitadelArmyJag

3,947 posted on 04/11/2005 8:16:57 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Old Sarge; TexKat; Marine Inspector; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All


CNS "CHINA MOVING TO REPLACE US INFLUENCE IN LATIN AMERICA" by Patrick Goodenough (April 8, 2005) (Read More...)

FRONT PAGE "CHINA'S CANADIAN ADVENTURE" by Frederick W. Stakelbeck Jr. (April 7, 2005) (Read More...) - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE (AP): "U.S. LAUNCHES CHINA TRADE INVESTIGATION" (April 4, 2005) (Read More...)

HUMAN EVENTS "U.S. DOLLARS FUEL CHINA NUKES" by John Gizzi (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "As first reported by Tim Carney on March 2, the U.S. government's Export-Import Bank has given preliminary approval to $5 billion in direct loans or loan guarantees to the China National Nuclear Corp., a Chinese government agency with a history of proliferating nuclear-weapons technology to Iran and Pakistan.") (March 25, 2005) (Read More...) - Wires: "U.S. EYING CHINESE MILITARY BUILDUP" (March 15, 2005) (Read More...)

CNS "NEW CHINESE LAW ALLOWS 'NON-PEACEFUL' ACTIONS AGAINST TAIWAN" by Patrick Goodenough (March 8, 2005) (Read More...)

3,948 posted on 04/11/2005 8:36:22 PM PDT by Cindy
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RIA Novosti's ^ | April 11

Posted on 04/11/2005 8:52:50 PM PDT by jb6

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "MOSCOW, April 11 (RIA Novosti's Sergei Gorbunov) - Usen Kudarbenov, Kyrgyz people's militia chief, fell victim of assassination on political motives, insists Askar Akayev, Kyrgyzstan's former President."

3,949 posted on 04/11/2005 9:02:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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there are intelligence reports that Islamic terrorists might deliberately infect themselves to spread the plague to the West...

You're welcome Cindy. The verbiage in this article is quite chilling.

3,950 posted on 04/11/2005 9:24:50 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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