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Posted on 04/14/2005 4:02:23 PM PDT by nwctwx
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Updated: May 5th, 2005 10:30 AM EDT
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"Texas Border Sheriffs Seek Federal Funding For Increased Security"
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "LAREDO, Texas (AP) -- The threat of another September 11-style attack and spreading gang violence have united Texas sheriffs along the Mexican border to seek more federal money for security.
Members of the Texas Border Sheriffs' Coalition formed Wednesday said rural counties need more resources to fight national problems."
ON THE NET...
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109 Terrorists, Series of Weapons Caches Snared in Iraq Raids
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2005 Multinational force operations netted 109 terrorists and suspects throughout Iraq today and May 7, and included finding large weapons caches.
In simultaneous operations conducted early today north of the town of Al Qaim, 54 terrorists within the circle of known terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi were captured or killed, according to Multinational Force Iraq officials today. Coalition forces also destroyed car bombs, bomb-making material and two buildings that contained large weapons caches to include hand- and rocket-propelled grenades.
Multiple sources of intelligence indicate that terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's key lieutenants, suicide bombers and a large population of foreign fighters are located in the region in and around Al Qaim, near the Syrian border.
In recent months, terrorists operating in this unstable region attacked Iraqis and coalition forces, established safe houses and helped move foreign fighters, weapons and money from Syria into Iraq.
In other action May 7, Task Force Baghdad raids snared 38 terror suspects in the Baghdad area, including two high-value targets in a series of early morning raids May 7.
The raids included getting 29 suspected terrorists in the largest strike of the day in south Baghdad. And a separate operation detained five more suspected terrorists, one thought to be the leader of a terror cell in southwest Baghdad. There, troops also found 1,000 rounds of assault-rifle ammunition in a burlap bag covered with mud.
In addition, U.S. soldiers on patrol in east Baghdad also found another weapons cache containing two mortar rounds and 10 rocket-propelled grenades.
In Babil province May 7, Multinational Division Central South forces detained 17 terror suspects during cordon-and-search operations. Iraqi, Polish, Salvadoran and U.S. troops conducted the combined operation in an area of Al Mashru, capturing anti-Iraqi and anti-coalition forces, illegal weapons and ammunition.
Elsewhere, Marines and soldiers of Multinational Force West recently discovered and destroyed hundreds of weapons and tons of ammunition found in 13 hidden caches near Al Amiriyah in Anbar province. The find was the largest in recent months in western Iraq.
Marines of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, and soldiers of the 155th Brigade Combat Team unearthed a series of caches April 27 while they were conducting cordon-and-search operations. The caches took nearly a week to uncover, catalog and destroy.
The caches contained significant numbers of weapons and explosives that could be used in attacks on Iraqi citizens, Iraqi security forces and coalition forces. Items included more than 4,100 mortar rounds, more than 800 rocket-propelled grenade rounds, more than 100,000 rounds of machine-gun ammunition, more than 400 grenades, and several thousand pounds of different types of explosives and bomb-making material.
Some materials were buried, while others were in underground bunkers. Most of the weapons and ammunition were in good condition and ready for use.
(Based on a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)
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20 Insurgents, 9 Afghan Soldiers Die in Firefight
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2005 Afghan National Army and U.S. soldiers killed an estimated 20 insurgents during a prolonged firefight at an isolated compound just north of Kandahar on May 4, military officials reported here today.
The action also killed nine Afghan National Army soldiers and wounded four ANA soldiers, one U.S. soldier and one insurgent. At least five suspected insurgent members are in coalition custody, officials said. All wounded individuals were evacuated to Kandahar Airfield.
The fighting occurred during a joint operation with ANA and U.S. battalions to strengthen Afghanistan government authority in the region.
Coalition forces reported fighting with two groups of five to eight individuals May 4 inside a small walled compound. A second engagement, this time scattered around the compound, occurred as coalition aircraft responded to the scene.
Fighting reportedly died down overnight, but by early May 5 coalition forces noted resumed activity inside the compound and detained five individuals.
The four wounded ANA and U.S. soldiers were treated at the U.S. hospital at Kandahar Airfield. All five have since returned to duty.
(Based on a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news release.)
Combined Forces Command Afghanistan
"The day U.N. killed 227,000
Why there was no tsunami warning from agency monitoring seismic activity"
Posted: May 9, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The U.N. agency charged with monitoring seismic activity around the globe sent all of its 310 employees on vacation the week of the massive earthquake and tsunami in South Asia, preventing any possibility of warning to the 227,000 victims."
Created: 5/8/2005 8:31 AM MDT - Updated: 5/8/2005 7:36 PM MDT
"Denver police release composite sketch of suspect in fatal officer shooting." May 8, 2005.
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "DENVER - Denver Police say they have a good description of the man they believe killed one of their own. They released a composite sketch of the suspect.
9NEWS Reporter Chip Yost has a detailed update on the shooting of two Denver Police officers. 10 a.m. May 8, 2005.
9NEWS Reporter Chip Yost says two Denver Police officers were shot while working security at a private party. 8 a.m. May 8, 2005."
Donald R. Young, a Denver Police detective was killed when he was shot in the back early Sunday morning, according to police. Detective John H. Bishop also was shot, but he has been treated and released from Denver Health Medical Center. Detective Bishop was wearing a bulletproof vest, which may have saved his life. It's unclear at this time if Detective Young was wearing a vest."
I went on a 20 hour road trip to Toronto this weekend. Despite the hellish traffic jams there was an eerie lack of Canadian flags flying. I counted about 4 in six hours.
Major hassles coming back into the states. We must have fit some kinda profile. They dug through dirty cloths and even took out the spare tire. Looking for drugs or alcohol I think. And Never asked for IDs.
We all should be very concerned about who they let into the states. I think the whole "passport" thing may be a good idea. IMHO
B2W (back to work)
be gone troll!!!
Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to deploy on May 7
More than 6,200 sailors from the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group will deploy from San Diego May 7 to conduct operations in the Central and Western Pacific.
They will support the global war on terrorism with joint and combined operations, according to the Navy.
The Nimitz strike group includes Carrier Air Wing 11, Destroyer Squadron 23, the missile cruiser USS Princeton, the guided missile destroyers USS Higgins and USS Chafe, the USS Bridge, and the attack submarine USS Louisville. Nimitz carries approximately 3.5 million gallons of fuel to support more than 70 aircraft and three escort ships, and enough weapons and stores for extended operations without replenishment. The flight deck covers 4.5 acres and is nearly seven stories above the water.
The Nimitz group's last deployment included support for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
From snowman on Mutter:
In view of all the problem spots, it's probably time to set up a new thread to watch the movements...
Nothing too unusual, but over the weekend we did go from 2 carriers back to 4 underway...
May 9, 2005
Ships Underway (away from homeport):
122 (42% of total)
94 ships (33% of total)
Submarines underway (away from homeport):
20 submarines (39% of submarine force)
7 submarines (14% of submarine force)
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Pacific Ocean
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Persian Gulf
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) - Pacific Ocean
Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)
[15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (SOC)]
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Coral Sea
USS Duluth (LPD 6) - port visit, Cairnes, Australia
USS Rushmore (LSD 47) - port visit, Cairnes, Australia
Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)
[26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (SOC)]
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - Persian Gulf
USS Ponce (LPD 15) - Persian Gulf
USS Ashland (LSD 48) - Persian Gulf
Amphibious Ships: (7 in Atlantic, 3 in Pacific)
USS Nassau (LHA 4) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Essex (LSD 2) - Pacific Ocean
USS Bataan (LHD 5) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean
USS Austin (LPD 4) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Ogden (LPD 5) - Pacific Ocean
USS Shreveport (LPD 12) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Nashville (LPD 13) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Trenton (LPD 14) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) - Atlantic Ocean
Thanks, pez. We certainly do live in interesting times.
Brazil is one of 45 countries whose citizens are not required to present a passport to enter Mexico.
Others include Germany, Argentina, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Spain, Great Britain, South Africa and America.
The site www.22lajnah22.co.uk is down.
USF Researchers Build Sensor to Detect Underwater TNT
Homeland Security bars organizer of Minutemen
Nom: Ahmed Adhahri
Lieu de naissance: Jeddah, péninsule arabe
lieu du Martyr bi idni Lah: Falloudjah
Le martyr Omar Hadid n'a pas voulu privé son jeune frère du bienfait du djihad, sachant qu'une heure sur la première ligne équivaut à 60 ans d'adoration comme l'a dit notre prophète paix et bénédictions sur lui.
Félicitations à vous au parents de ses deux martyrs, tombé en même temps, sachez que c'est un noble résulta que vous avez, par Allah ils ont appris à aimer Allah et son Messager.
Le martyr Omar Hadid était dans une maison en compagnie de son jeune frère 3Assem et de son ami Bandar al Badri et d'autres moudjahidines, à Falloudjah. Ensuite il y a eu un bombardement dans une maison proche de la leur, ils sont ensuite sorti pour voir ce qu'ils s'étaient passé et mesurer l'ampleur de la situation, quand un missile est tombé sur eux, et qu'il a causé le martyr de ces 5 moudjahidines.
Les yeux font tomber des larmes, le coeur pleure et quand tu nous a quitté nous avons été attristé.
Qu'Allah vous Accorde le Martyr et Sa misericorde et qu'Il nous rassemble avec vous dans le très haut Firdawss.
A vous la félicité du Paradis et la compagnie des martyrs, des vertueux et des prophètes.
Rapporté par votre frère ãÍÈ ÇáÌåÇÏ
thanks fork. I just ordered one.
NY-Tokyo Jet Makes Emergency Landing
(Tokyo-AP, May 7, 2005) A Japan Airlines jet heading from New York to Tokyo with 355 passengers aboard made an emergency landing in northern Japan on Sunday after a sudden drop in air pressure inside the cabin.
Three workers injured in chemical plant blast
Facing the City, Potential Targets Rely on a Patchwork of Security
By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
Published: May 9, 2005
Terrorism experts call a chlorine gas plant in northern New Jersey the deadliest target in the most dangerous two miles in the U.S......
Name: Ahmed Adhahri
Place of birth: Jeddah, Arabian Peninsula
Place of Martyrdom: Fallujah
The martyr Omar Hadid did not want his young brother deprived of the benefit of jihad, knowing that one hour on the front line is equivalent to 60 years of adoration as it was said by our Prophet, peace and blessings upon him.
Congratulations to you the parents of these two martyrs, fallen at the same time. Know that it's a noble result that you have, through Allah they learned to love Allah and his Messenger.
The martyr Omar Hadid was in a house accompanied by his young brother Assem and his friend Bandar al Badri and other Mujahideen at Fallujah. Then, there was a bombing on a house near their's. Next, they went out in order to see what had happened and measure the extent of the situation, when a missile fell on them, and it caused the martyrdom of these 5 Mujahideen.
Tears fall from the eyes, the heart cries and when you left us we are saddened.
That Allah Grants you Martyrdom and His Mercy and that He gathers us with you on the very high gardens of Paradise.
To you the happiness of Paradise and the company of the martyrs, of the virtuous, and of the prophets.
Reported by your brother ãÍÈ ÇáÌåÇÏ
How close do you live to this area?
I live about an hour south of there. It's located right along the NJ turnpike not more than 20 minutes from NYC. The NJ Transit train tracks run parallel - I pass by every morning. The real danger the plant's close proximity to Newark airport and NYC.
Love those martyr seeking missles!
Thank you for the translation.
Well, I'm glad the dangers of this area are making the MSM reports.
It's about time to put pressure on DHS to secure our homeland.
Do you listen to Drudge? He was reporting on this last night. He said the NYT was using scare tactics. I agree with you, people need to be made aware of this. Drudge mentioned that a reporter was able to drive right in and snap pictures. No one stopped or questioned him.
Just wanted to check in real quick and say I will be back on TM a lot more shortly. I graduated from the University of Connecticut yesterday afternoon, and am still in the midst of post-graduation family things.
Hope everyone is doing well, and I have added all those to the pinglist who have requested since the start of TM 26 - even if I have not PM'ed you.
I'm looking forward to diving back into the TM this summer, and am very happy it's still here and frequented by many of the long-time people. :)
Graduating was one of the greatest feelings ever!
Enjoy this time - though I look forward to having you back!
You earned your time off...go and celebrate!
I didn't hear Drudge, he's on past my bedtime. LOL
Thanks neosgirl. It has been an exciting few days. :) I am looking forward to the future and my new school very much. I will be starting studies for an MA in Political Science and I am now looking into getting a BA in Arabic while there as well. The TM continues to be inspirational, and I am thankful that there is such a wealth of knowledge found here.
TEHRAN, May 9 (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it will resume uranium enrichment-related activities within days, a move Washington and the European Union have warned would see its nuclear case brought before the U.N. Security Council.
"We will lift the first stage of our suspension, which is that of our UCF (Uranium Conversion Facility) project in Isfahan, in the next few days," Mohammad Saeedi, deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energ Organisation, told a university conference, the official IRNA news agency reported.
© Copyright Reuters Ltd. All rights reserved. The information contained In this news report may not be published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of Reuters Ltd. 05/09/2005 12:34 RTR
thank you. :)
We're proud of you. :-)
I graduated from the University of Connecticut yesterday
afternoon, and am still in the midst of post-graduation family things. <<<
How wonderful, lots of hard work on your part.
I am proud of you.
TOWNHALL.com: "WAKE UP WASHINGTON!" - Column by Caroline B. Glick (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Hamas and al-Qaida share more than financial networks. They share the same ideological roots. Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaida is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.") (May 7, 2005)
INTERNET-HAGANAH.US (ITAR-TASS-Russia): "RUSSIANS SAY JORDANIAN MERCENARY PLANNED ATTACKS USING POISON" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "An emissary of the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda international terrorist networks, he arrived in Chechnya from Jordan in 1992 and controlled several Wahhabi groups in Ingushetia. Law enforcement bodies learned that the attacks using toxic substances were to have been carried out by a Wahhabi group led by Alash Daudov, 45, who obtained the substances through Abu Mujahid.") (May 6, 2005)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 843: "KUWAITI INTELLECTUAL: THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ORGANIZATION SHOULD BE PUT ON THE U.S. TERRORIST LIST" (January 7, 2005)
MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE Special Dispatch Series - No. 655: "NEW MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD LEADER: RESISTANCE IN IRAQ AND PALESTINE IS LEGITIMATE; AMERICA IS SATAN; ISLAM WILL INVADE AMERICA AND EUROPE" (February 4, 2004)
and another new google site for the jihadis
Thanks penguino and Velveeta for these links this morning.
Thanks penguino and Velveeta for these links this morning.
The following snippet from infovlad.net is an exact quote:
Jihad Movie Update
May 10th, 2005
Posted on May 11
Posted on May 9
A new manual of explosive device?
(cf: the first one)
Series of illustration movies coming with the pps file:
A bundle of everything:
in short, what the heck is this stuff??
Well that's weird. Interesting, but weird. I just can't imagine Mullah Omar taking them up on that offer.
noted that there are no current attack indicators
According to the article, at the link below, there are current attack indicators. Whether the article is accurate is anybody's guess.
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