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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Twenty-Eight

Posted on 07/11/2005 8:12:04 PM PDT by nwctwx

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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."

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New York City and Washington. Bali, Indonesia; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Istanbul, Turkey; Madrid, Spain. And now London.

When will it end? Where will it all lead?

The experts aren't encouraged. One terrorism researcher sees the prospect of "endless" war. Adds the man who tracked Osama bin Laden for the CIA, "I don't think it's even started yet."

Related:
Terrorists' aim is to end western civilisation, says ex-Mossad head
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Born in Aleppo, Syria in 1958, Nasar was a member of the radical Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. He fled Syria in the 1980s and traveled widely throughout the Middle East and North Africa, before associating with the Algerian Islamic Group. He settled in Madrid in 1987 and gained Spanish citizenship through marriage.

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1 posted on 07/11/2005 8:12:09 PM PDT by nwctwx
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2 posted on 07/11/2005 8:12:24 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: All; JustPiper; tubavil; thecabal; Revel; Kinetic; Donna Lee Nardo; Honestly; ExSoldier; HipShot; ..

Ping to TM #28


3 posted on 07/11/2005 8:12:56 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: KylaStarr; reformedliberal; StillProud2BeFree; ganeshpuri89; mfccinsd; BabaOreally; cmsgop; ...

Ping to TM #28


4 posted on 07/11/2005 8:13:26 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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Thanks for all you do guys...........:*)


5 posted on 07/11/2005 8:14:22 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Bong Hits, Fraggle Rock Reruns and DU is no way to go through Life....)
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To: nwctwx

Onward and upward...


6 posted on 07/11/2005 8:14:56 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (A living affront to Islam since 1959)
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To: nwctwx

Did I miss anything?


7 posted on 07/11/2005 8:16:10 PM PDT by null and void (You'll learn more on FR by accident, than other places by design)
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To: null and void

Don't think so, but I've been wrong before. ;)


8 posted on 07/11/2005 8:20:24 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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Beeeauuuutiful!

The "Thank the Troops" link is especially touching and apropos.
9 posted on 07/11/2005 8:25:24 PM PDT by Velveeta
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">Blair to conduct massive manhunt for those responsible"

No need for all that I will now divulge exactly WHO is resposible!
Mohamhead!
He's been dead for 1300 years now, but he keeps on killing! It is past time to eradicate his words and works from this earth! Untill then he will keep on killing and killing!!!!

Kill A Commie For Mommie
Seven Dead Monkeys Page O Tunes

10 posted on 07/11/2005 8:28:10 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("If it's brown, drink it down. If it's black send it back." Homer's guide to drinking in Springfield)
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To: nwctwx

Wonderful, as usual. Good job!


11 posted on 07/11/2005 8:28:44 PM PDT by JellyJam (Headline of the year: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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Thanks. :)

Reminder: Anyone who wants on or off the ping list, please contact me. If I missed you from the last thread, very sorry. I had a mix-up with the file I stored them in.

12 posted on 07/11/2005 8:33:58 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you Ian.


13 posted on 07/11/2005 8:35:53 PM PDT by KylaStarr
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To: nwctwx

Awesome links! Great job : )


14 posted on 07/11/2005 8:36:49 PM PDT by KylaStarr
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To: KylaStarr

Thanks, I couldn't do it without help behind the scenes. Always grateful for the input I get while creating new threads.


15 posted on 07/11/2005 8:40:38 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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Excellent new thread!!!

Thank you!


16 posted on 07/11/2005 8:45:48 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (http://bernie.house.gov/pc/members.asp Meet YOUR Communist party members in Congress)
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ON THE NET...

http://www.truthusa.com/911news.html
http://www.truthusa.com/911.html


17 posted on 07/11/2005 8:48:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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The question is, "Are They For US or Against US?"
http://www.truthusa.com/AgainstUSorForUS.html


18 posted on 07/11/2005 8:49:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nw_arizona_granny
From the previous thread you asked "How many boats are in the first photo of url's that you sent?"

Hard to tell Granny. I counted 8, but, it's so small I sure could be wrong. I don't have the computer skills to enlarge the photo, darn.

19 posted on 07/11/2005 8:51:01 PM PDT by Oorang ( A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. -Goethe)
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1999 Illegal weapon sales in Europe.

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:bUm2MgEO0kUJ:www.ex.ac.uk/politics/pol_data/undergrad/mordecai/firearms_table.htm+database+of+stolen%0D%0Aweapons+and+explosives&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&client=googlet


20 posted on 07/11/2005 8:51:46 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (http://bernie.house.gov/pc/members.asp Meet YOUR Communist party members in Congress)
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To: nwctwx
Wow Ian, you've outdone yourself!
Big thanks to you.
21 posted on 07/11/2005 8:55:05 PM PDT by Oorang ( A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. -Goethe)
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ON THE NET...


FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE NEXT LONDON BOMBING" by Daniel Pipes (July 11, 2005)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.US: "LONDON CALLING, Part 3" (July 11, 2005)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.US: "LONDON CALLING, Part 2" (July 9, 2005)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.US: "LONDON CALLING..." (July 7, 2005)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "ISLAMIC REFORMIST HOSTS WEBSITE USED BY GROUP TO CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY" (July 9, 2005)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.US (E-PRISM.ORG): "'FROM MADRID TO LONDON: AL-QAEDA EXPORTS THE WAR IN IRAQ TO EUROPE'" by Reuven Paz (July 10, 2005) (HTML)

E-PRISM.ORG - Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center - THE PROJECT FOR THE RESEARCH OF ISLAMIST MOVEMENTS (PRISM) - OCCASIONAL PAPERS Volume 3 (2005), Number 3 (July 2005) Director and Editor: Reuven Paz: "'FROM MADRID TO LONDON: AL-QAEDA EXPORTS THE WAR IN IRAQ TO EUROPE'" by Reuven Paz (pdf)
INTERNET-HAGANAH.US: "ANATOMY OF A 'ZIONIST SMEAR'" (July 11, 2005)

SOFIR.org - Society for Internet Research - Report No. 3: "The associations, domains and web sites of the designated Terrorist Sa'ad Rashed Mohammad Al-Fagih." (May 28, 2005)

ISLAM-ONLINE.net: "ANOTHER CLAIM OF LONDON BLASTS BY AL-QAEDA" (July 9, 2005)

DANIELPIPES.org (NEW YORK SUN): "[LONDON TERRORISM:] BRITISH 'COVENANT OF SECURITY' WITH ISLAMISTS ENDS" by Daniel Pipes (July 8, 2005)

FOX NEWS.com: "TERRORISTS BEHIND LONDON ATTACKS SOUGHT" (July 8, 2005)

DHS.gov - Press Release: "TRANSCRIPT FROM SECRETARY MICHAEL CHERTOFF PRESS BRIEFING ON THE LONDON BOMBINGS" (July 7, 2005)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "HAS ANYONE SPOKEN WITH OMAR BAKRI TODAY?" (July 7, 2005)

22 posted on 07/11/2005 8:56:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nw_arizona_granny

That's a most interesting database. Thanks Granny.


23 posted on 07/11/2005 8:57:29 PM PDT by Oorang ( A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. -Goethe)
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FYI...I am updating this thread and Freeper Backhoe is doing the heavy lifting putting this thread together:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1438409/posts

"Terror Strike- London!"
various FR links & stories | 07-07-05 | t

Posted on 07/07/2005 10:21:18 AM PDT by backhoe


24 posted on 07/11/2005 9:01:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

THANK YOU nw.


25 posted on 07/11/2005 9:01:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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Theft of nuclear materials.

This is G o o g l e's cache of http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/Stolen-Nuclear-Material8mar02.htm as retrieved on Jun 3, 2005 12:25:29 GMT.



Data shows world awash in stolen nuclear material

Andrew Quinn / Reuters 8mar02

SAN FRANCISCO - International researchers have compiled what they say is the
world's most complete database of lost, stolen and misplaced nuclear material -
depicting a world awash in weapons-grade uranium and plutonium that nobody
can account for. "It truly is frightening," Lyudmila Zaitseva, a visiting fellow at
Stanford University's Institute for International Studies, said this week. "I think
this is the tip of the iceberg."

Stanford announced its database as U.S. senators held a hearing in Washington
to assess the threat of "dirty bombs," or radioactive material dispersed by
conventional explosives.

The Stanford program, dubbed the Database on Nuclear Smuggling, Theft and
Orphan Radiation Sources, is intended to help governments and international
agencies track wayward nuclear material worldwide, supplementing existing
national programs that often fail to share information.

The project took on added urgency following the Sept. 11 attacks on New York
and Washington, which spurred fears that extremists might seek to use nuclear
weapons in the future.

"It blows the mind, the lack of information," said George Bunn, a veteran arms
control negotiator and a member of the database group. "What we're trying to
say is: 'What are the facts?'"

CHILLING FACTS

The facts, even on cursory examination, are chilling.

Zaitseva said that, over the past 10 years, at least 88 pounds (40 kg) of
weapons-usable uranium and plutonium had been stolen from poorly protected
nuclear facilities in the former Soviet Union. While most of this material
subsequently was retrieved, at least 4.4 pounds (2 kg) of highly enriched uranium
stolen from a reactor in Georgia remains missing.

Other thefts have included several fuel rods that disappeared from a research
reactor in the Congo in the mid-1990s. While one of these fuel rods later
resurfaced in Italy - reportedly in the hands of the Mafia - the other has not been
found.

The Stanford group, led by nuclear physicist and arms control researcher Friedrich
Steinhausler, decided to form its database after becoming alarmed over the
patchy nature of most of the available information.

Combining data from two existing unclassified databases and adding new
information from sources ranging from government agencies to local media
reports, the team has evaluated each entry for accuracy and probability.

An expert at the Federation of American Scientists, the oldest U.S. arms control
group, welcomed the establishment of the database, saying it could play a
crucial role in helping governments ascertain the real level of nuclear threat.

"This is a smart step," said Michael Levi, director of the group's Strategic Security
Project. "Knowing what's out there is the first step to bringing it back in."

'ORPHAN' RADIATION ALSO A THREAT

The database includes illicitly obtained weapons-grade nuclear material as well
as "orphaned" radiation sources - scientific or medical material that may have
been lost, misplaced or simply thrown away but which still poses a health and
security threat.

Steinhausler said the database would be open only to approved researchers, and
that the Stanford group was beginning to contact government agencies in the
United States and Europe about sharing information to build more effective
international supervision of nuclear material.

"We cannot supply the means to improve the situation," Steinhausler said in a
statement. "We're pinpointing weaknesses and loopholes and saying, 'Do
something about it.'"

Zaitseva, visiting Stanford from the Kazakhstan National Nuclear Center, said the
database was helping to build a dim picture of the market for stolen uranium,
plutonium, and other dangerous materials.

But she added that while in many cases those behind nuclear thefts can be
identified, the ultimate destination of the nuclear material has remained a
mystery.

"We haven't found a single occasion in which the actual end users have been
caught," Zaitseva told Reuters.

"We can only guess by the routes where the material is going. We can't say for
sure if it is Iraq, Iran, North Korea, al Qaeda or Hezbollah. We can only make
assumptions."

She added that the dangers of an unsupervised, underground market in nuclear
material were likely to grow, noting that a U.S.-sponsored program to secure
nuclear components in the former Soviet Union thus far had only locked up about
a third of an estimated 600 tons of weapons-usable material.

"It's just not protected," she said. "This is hot stuff. If you steal 20 kilograms of
that material, you can build a nuclear weapon."

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26 posted on 07/11/2005 9:02:44 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (http://bernie.house.gov/pc/members.asp Meet YOUR Communist party members in Congress)
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; All

Note: The following text snippet (minus the graphics) is an exact quote from infovlad.net:
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http://www.infovlad.net

07.12.05
Inside iaiiraq.net website
Posted in General at 3:00 am by Vladimir
http://www.iaiiraq.net/
http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://iaiiraq.net

iaiiraq.net uses both CuteNews and Flexphpsite as CMS…so here I got a rough view of “inside iaiiraq.net”

/home/iaiiraq/public_html/ - root directory:

http://www.iaiiraq.net/5-7-2005.mpg (thanks DI.J.LA!)
http://www.iaiiraq.net/10-7-2005.mpg (thanks Rob!)

Read the rest of this entry »

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Jihadi Files Update - July 2005
Posted in General at 1:00 am by Vladimir
July 12

http://crusader.rulez.jp/files/0712200501.wmv
- Jihad orientation video?

July 11

http://crusader.rulez.jp/files/0711200501.wmv

July 10

http://crusader.rulez.jp/files/0710200501.3gp
- Public execution.

- A document called “Asrar”, one of the collections at jihad-algerie.com repository.


I’ve stumbled upon this photo a couple of days ago. Anyone know the background info on it?

July 9

http://crusader.rulez.jp/files/0709200501.ram
- Audio clip. The original filename as “fatwa”.
http://crusader.rulez.jp/files/0709200502.wmv
- A compilation of movies including some still pictures of London blast.


27 posted on 07/11/2005 9:05:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1440330/posts

"Daily Terrorist Round-Up 7/11/05"
7/11/05

Posted on 07/11/2005 1:34:53 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter


28 posted on 07/11/2005 9:07:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang

I could see 2 of them...LOL

I expected you to say '4'!

8-4=4

Guess i did get the 4 that I expected.

Thanks.


29 posted on 07/11/2005 9:07:18 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (http://bernie.house.gov/pc/members.asp Meet YOUR Communist party members in Congress)
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To: Cindy

Hi, y'all watchful eyes.


30 posted on 07/11/2005 9:07:28 PM PDT by TAquinas (Benedictus XVI: The Enforcer. The Restorer. The Uniter.)
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Note: The following text is an exact quote:
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http://www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/News_Release.asp?NewsRelease=20050707.txt

NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894
July 11, 2005
Release Number: 05-07-07


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


AFGHANISTAN: TONS OF MUNITIONS COLLECTED; IED SUSPECT CAPTURED

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Afghan National Police officers turned in more then 1,000 rockets and other munitions to U.S. forces near Ghazni on July 7 after having collected them from around the region.

In addition to the rockets, police collected more then 400 mortar rounds, more than 200 recoilless rifle rounds, 150 machine gun rounds, 75 rocket-propelled grenades and four anti-tank mines. Ninety-five percent of the munitions were reported as serviceable and one quarter were still in their original packing materials.

Coalition forces transported the weapons to a nearby base for destruction.

"We are seeing district and provincial governments across the country prepare for the National Assembly Elections in September. Part of that process is vetting candidates who want to run for seats in the parliament," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Fenzel, deputy commander of the Coalition's Regional Command East. "But in order to be favorably considered as a candidate, former warlords, fighters, and citizens with caches of weapons have to demobilize and demilitarize to even be considered. We've watched a steady flow of weapons and ammunition being turned in and collected by the Afghan National Police around our area of operation, all as part of the democratic process. These are very clear signals that democracy and security are taking hold in Afghanistan."

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers patrolling near Qalat captured a man believed to be responsible for the detonation of an improvised explosive device that was triggered as their convoy passed July 7. The detonation caused no injuries or damage.

The man believed to be responsible for the attack was being questioned.

U.S. forces pursued a second individual believed to be involved in the attack but were unable to apprehend him.

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31 posted on 07/11/2005 9:09:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is an exact quote:
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http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jul2005/20050711_2032.html


'America Counting on You to Stop' Terrorists, Bush Tells Terror Fighters

By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2005 – The nation's greatest mission is to prevent terrorists from launching more deadly attacks like those of Sept. 11, 2001, and the July 7 bombings in London, President Bush said at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., today.

"As we saw in London last week, the terrorists need to be right only once. Free nations need to be right 100 percent of the time," President Bush told an audience at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Va., today.
"Whether you're fighting terrorists in Afghanistan or Iraq, or rooting out terrorists here at home, America is counting on you to stop them," Bush told representatives of the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Marine Corps, and other government officials.

To assist these groups in winning the global war on terror, Bush said, the government has more than tripled funding for homeland security since 2001. More than $14 billion of that funding has gone toward training and equipping first responders.

The president praised the intelligence community, which he credited with thwarting a number of grave threats to the American people. But he cautioned that the enemy is constantly changing, studying U.S. defenses, and adapting its strategies. That requires a constant strengthening of U.S. capabilities, he said.

"One of the new steps we're taking is the creation of the National Security Service within the FBI to more completely integrate the bureau's work with the intelligence community," Bush said. "The purpose of this change is to strengthen the FBI so that it not only investigates terrorist crimes after they happen, but the FBI can be more capable to stop the terrorist acts before they happen."

Another tool, "one of the most important" for federal agents in their efforts to protect America, is the Patriot Act. What the president described as 16 critical provisions of the act are due to expire at the end of this year. He called upon Congress to reauthorize these provisions.

"The terrorist threats against us will not expire at the end of this year, and neither should the protections of the Patriot Act," he said. "We know that there's no such thing as perfect security and that in a free and open society, it is impossible to protect against every threat.

"As we saw in London last week, the terrorists need to be right only once. Free nations need to be right 100 percent of the time."

While the al Qaeda network has been damaged across the world, Iraq has become the central front in the war on terror, Bush said. And though the terrorists continue to fight in Iraq for the survival of their "hateful ideology," U.S. and coalition forces are working to make Iraq a successful democracy, he said.

Bush acknowledged the stakes are high but, he added, no one knows that better than the troops on the ground. He quoted one American battalion commander in Iraq who wrote in an e-mail: "I know that most of you are probably asking if our presence here and loss of human life are worth it. We're here for a purpose, and if not now, when will we stand up to the terrorists that are sick enough to do these things in God's name?"

"We are standing up," Bush said. "And the sacrifice is worth it. By helping ... the Iraqis build a free nation that is an ally in the war on terror, we are advancing the cause of freedom and the cause of peace."

He said the U.S. plan for Iraq can be summed up this way: As the Iraqis stand up, the United States will stand down.

Iraqi forces are standing up in greater numbers, Bush said, telling of an Iraqi traffic officer who watched colleagues die when a car coming toward them exploded. Though many of his friends did not survive, the officer vowed to remain a policeman and serve his country, Bush said.

This is matched by political progress, as well. Iraq's new leaders are reaching out to Sunni Arabs who didn't participate in January's elections. Also, the president said, 15 Sunni Arab delegates have recently joined the committee drafting the new Iraqi constitution.

"As Iraqis take these steps toward political and military reform, they are building a free nation that will be a beacon, a beacon of liberty in the Middle East," Bush said. "The success of democracy in Iraq is sending forth the news from Damascus (Syria) to Tehran (Iran) that freedom can be the future of every nation."

He vowed not to let the terrorists win but at the same time acknowledging that the fight wouldn't be easy.

"There will be tough fighting ahead. There will be difficult moments along the path to victory," Bush said. "The only way that terrorists can win is if we lose our nerve. This isn't going to happen on my watch. America and its allies will continue to act decisively, and the cause of freedom will prevail."


Related Site:
Transcript of President Bush's Remarks


32 posted on 07/11/2005 9:11:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang

Which photo? I can help enlarging if you need.


33 posted on 07/11/2005 9:12:12 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

Thanks Ian. This photo:
http://img22.exs.cx/img22/4615/2586.gif


34 posted on 07/11/2005 9:15:55 PM PDT by Oorang ( A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. -Goethe)
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To: All

Guess what brought me back to the Matrix threads?

I had the radio on late in the evening last week and Coast-to-Coast AM had just begun. I hardly listen to radio or C2C. I did listen to it for a while a few years back.

Anyhow, guess who was at the top of the list of guests? That phony Bin-laden-has-been-sacked-and-tagged pseudo military analyst who used to post here his site for subscription to his newsletter. Most of you know whom I'm talking about. Mention of his site has been forbodden here on FR, so I will not mention it. He was just as phony on C2C as he was here, I can assure you.


35 posted on 07/11/2005 9:18:35 PM PDT by TAquinas (Benedictus XVI: The Enforcer. The Restorer. The Uniter.)
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To: backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0711/p01s01-woeu.html

from the July 11, 2005 edition

"The new Al Qaeda: local franchises"
"Last week's subway blasts in London resemble recent Al Qaeda attacks."
By Peter Grier | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
WASHINGTON


36 posted on 07/11/2005 9:24:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang

Here ya go:

http://ianlivingston.com/threatmatrix/images/2586.jpg


37 posted on 07/11/2005 9:29:42 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: All
ON THE NET...

A Discussion Regarding CHINA on FreeRepublic.com (Read More...)

A Discussion Regarding CHINA and RUSSIA on FreeRepublic.com (Read More...)

38 posted on 07/11/2005 9:30:02 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All
Jul 12, 2005

Upping the ante in a deadly nuclear game
By William R Polk

The Guardian of June 9 reported the disappearance from the International Atomic Energy Agency of a set or sets of detailed engineering plans for making nuclear materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). While there never have been any significant scientific secrets on the nuclear bomb, there has been somewhat restricted engineering information that would enable others to speed up, make more cheaply and avoid obvious tell-tale aspects of acquisition. Now we must assume that production information is widely available.

It appears that this is a more important stage in the increasing insecurity of the world than may have been realized. Perhaps one sign of this lack of recognition is that, to the best of this author's knowledge, the story of the disappearance of the engineering data did not appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post or other major American newspapers. Yet, the presumed availability of this information moves us, potentially at least, into a dangerous new phase of the spread of WMD: what was once only theoretical, the so-called "nth nation" threat – "the proliferation of nuclear weapons to an indeterminate but increasingly significant number of states that now do not have them" - is or soon might be a reality. Worse, the "classical" definition of the "nth nation" must now be redefined as the "nth group" since we have to assume that whether or not they now can acquire nuclear weapons, circumstances are likely to arise soon in which groups that are not nation-states will be able to do so.

Excerpted

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/GG12Dg02.html

39 posted on 07/11/2005 9:31:42 PM PDT by Oorang ( A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. -Goethe)
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; All
Note: The many faces of UBL and other faces ON THE NET...


FBI.gov: "MOST WANTED TERRORISTS" (View Posters. Read More...)

FBI.gov - War On Terrorism: "SEEKING INFORMATION" (View Posters. Read More...)

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"www.mucadele.com/gamidi/kasem1.jpg"

"rashed08.jeeran.com/2013039.jpg"

40 posted on 07/11/2005 9:33:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: TAquinas

Hello TA.


41 posted on 07/11/2005 9:34:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Great job .. how many days did it take?? Whew .. that's a lot of posting .. kudos to you.


42 posted on 07/11/2005 9:38:04 PM PDT by STARWISE ( You get the govt. you deserve. CALL YOUR CONGRESS CRITTERS OFTEN -U.S. CONGRESS: 1-877-762-8762)
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To: Cindy

Hi Cindy,

you undefatiquable you. :)


43 posted on 07/11/2005 9:38:08 PM PDT by TAquinas (Benedictus XVI: The Enforcer. The Restorer. The Uniter.)
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To: Oorang

/sarcasm

Don't you know al Qaida doesn't want nukes? If they had them, they'd have used them, etc. I'm sure this is more faux news intended to scare the sheeple.

/sarcasm off


44 posted on 07/11/2005 9:38:23 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: All

ON THE NET...

ICC-CCS.ORG: THE WEEKLY PIRACY REPORT
http://www.icc-ccs.org/prc/piracyreport.php


45 posted on 07/11/2005 9:41:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: STARWISE

Took about 5-6 hours to gather the info for this thread, and put it together. The general layout is the same as the previous (thinking about a new design for the future), so it's not as time consuming as it may appear. Thanks for the kind words, I am only a very small part of what makes the TM tick.


46 posted on 07/11/2005 9:42:12 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

Good Job. I see the old thread links are back up. Thanks.


47 posted on 07/11/2005 9:44:02 PM PDT by Revel
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To: backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; Registered; Smartass; Seadog Bytes; doug from upland; Mia T; ...

ON THE NET...

US-CERT.GOV
http://www.us-cert.gov

===
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http://news.com.com/Will+the+U.N.+run+the+Internet/2010-1071_3-5780157.html?tag=nefd.ac

"Will the U.N. run the Internet?"
July 11, 2005, 4:00 AM PT
By Declan McCullagh


"An international political spat is brewing over whether the United Nations will seize control of the heart of the Internet."


48 posted on 07/11/2005 9:45:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Cindy, your efforts on this board are nothing short of amazing . . .

Thank you.


49 posted on 07/11/2005 9:45:58 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: nwctwx; nw_arizona_granny
Thank you Ian!

Granny, Ian enlarged that photo. The link is at post 37.

50 posted on 07/11/2005 9:49:07 PM PDT by Oorang ( A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. -Goethe)
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