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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Twenty-Nine

Posted on 08/06/2005 4:45:21 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!
Threat Matrix - Daily Terrorism Threat
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Was Bomber's "New York" Shirt A Message?
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It's hardly a unique fashion statement for a mass transit rider: a Yankees-style cap, and a "New York" sweat shirt.

But the New York Police Department is teaming with British authorities to determine whether those items were worn by suspects in the London terror cases to send a "purposeful message" to the city, according to an NYPD officials.

David Cohen, the NYPD's deputy commissioner of intelligence, raised the concern earlier this week at a security briefing for business leaders at police headquarters in Lower Manhattan.

New assessments warn of Qaeda suicide attacks in U.S.
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He does seem to be a straight shooter, pardon the pun.

2,621 posted on 08/22/2005 1:26:15 AM PDT by Cindy
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"Mexican cattle business linked to drug cartels"
Houston Chronicle ^ | August 22, 2005 | MICHAEL HEDGES, Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau

Posted on 08/22/2005 12:52:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department, trying to block an elaborate money-laundering scheme, has announced that two Mexican cattle companies are fronts for drug-trafficking cartels.

The action means that cattle sold by the companies to Texas ranchers after Friday's announcement are subject to seizure by the federal government, said a high-ranking Treasury official who asked not to be named.

"Cattle already purchased and owned before the companies were identified as tied to the drug cartels are not going to suddenly be blocked," the official said.

The Treasury Department plans to inform cattle associations and other groups later this week of the action taken against the Mexican companies, officials said. The Treasury also will provide other information, such as the brands used by the cattle companies linked to the drug cartels.

For now, buyers are expected to practice due diligence when purchasing cattle.

Two Mexican drug cartels were named in the Treasury Department's statement, the Arriola Marquez organization and the Arellano Felix cartel based in Tijuana. The Arriola Marquez group, based in Mexico's Chihuahua state, is linked to Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the department said. Guzman leads one of the factions fighting for control of Nuevo Laredo and its smuggling routes into Texas, officials have said.

'Another blow' to cartels Treasury officials said the Arriola Marquez group developed the idea of laundering cash from drug deals by buying large herds of cattle in Mexico.

Identifying the companies laundering drug money "deals another blow to the notorious Mexican drug cartels by targeting their financial webs," said Robert Werner, director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

The two Mexican cattle companies named by the Treasury Department are Corrales San Ignacio S.P.R. de R.L. de C.V. and Del Nortes Carnes Finas San Ignacio S.A. de C.V., both of Mexico's Chihuahua state.

A U.S. company in Presidio called Corrales San Ignacio L.L.C. was identified by the Treasury Department as a "mirror" entity — an organization that exists on paper to give a foreign company a U.S. outlet — officials said. "I don't know that (the Presidio) company has any cattle pens or feed lots," the Treasury official said.

Representatives of the companies could not be reached."

2,622 posted on 08/22/2005 1:27:41 AM PDT by Cindy
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2,623 posted on 08/22/2005 1:35:15 AM PDT by Cindy
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Davey, even we buy our bullets from russia and china.

That is why the threat of war with them is such a big deal, the answer is we can't fight them off, if we can't get the needed bullets.

Anything about clinton, I believe.

Once, for a freeper thread, I went after his trip to russia, the one they now say he did not take. about 1968, I googled until I found the family he stayed with in Chezslovakia (? or a country like that) he was there for training.

I actually found old letters the family had written.

clinton is a commie.......plain and simple.

in my opinion of course.

2,624 posted on 08/22/2005 1:40:06 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (WAKE UP AMERICA!!! You have enemies, within and without, they are communist based.)
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Jamaat-i-Islami to confront UN Sanctions

United Nations Aug 21(NNI) Pakistan's leading religious political party
Jamaat-i-Islami might confront the United Nations sanctions. Few other
names of other Pakistani religious groups are also listed in the
committee confirmed the weekend duty officer spokesman Alexandra McLeod.

Threat of terrorism over the past few years have changed from fear to
defiance. A top aid of Osama was arrested in Rawapindi from the house of
a Jamaat-i-Islami leader two years before and the United Nations
committee is out to penalize the party on these grounds.

Renewing for another 17 months its global sanctions regime against
Al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, the United Nations Security
Council have expanded the list of persons or splinter groups associated
with terrorist networks.

Unanimously adopting a resolution, last month the Council reiterated
its unequivocal condemnation of those groups for "ongoing and multiple
criminal terrorist acts," which have killed innocent civilians, destroyed
property and greatly undermined stability.

The text renewed the sanctions initially outlined in 1999, and
strengthened by subsequent resolutions, which require all 191 UN Member States
to impose a travel ban and arms embargo against Osama bin Laden, the
Taliban and those "associated with" them, and to freeze their financial

The new resolution spells out for the first time who is included among
those associated with Al-Qaida and the Taliban and can be subjected to
the measures.

It states that sanctions would apply to those who participate in
financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating acts to support
the outlawed groups and who recruit, supply, sell or transfer weapons
to bin Laden, Al-Qaida, the Taliban "or any cell, affiliate, splinter
group or derivative thereof."

Also, the Council extended for 17 months the mandate of the Al-Qaida
Sanction's Committee's New York-based Analytical Support and Sanctions
Monitoring Team and gave guidelines for the inclusion of individuals and
entities associated with Osama bin Laden and the Taliban as referred to
in the Consolidated List created following the adoption of its
resolutions in 1999 and 2000.

The Council also requested the Secretary-General to increase
cooperation between the UN and Interpol in order to provide the Sanctions
Committee with better tools to fulfil its mandate and urged Member States to
ensure that stolen and lost passports and other travel documents were
invalidated as soon as possible, as well as to share information on those
documents with other Member States through Interpol's database.

For the first time, the Council urged all UN Member States to implement
the comprehensive global standards adopted by the Financial Action Task
Force, and inter-governmental body developing and promoting national
and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist

Aitzaz Chaudhry, MInister II Deputy Chief Pakistan Mission to the
United Nations declined to accept. He said "United Nations have no
jurisdiction to impose sanctions on any of religious party or group around the

2,625 posted on 08/22/2005 2:01:42 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (WAKE UP AMERICA!!! You have enemies, within and without, they are communist based.)
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August 21, 2005 (this should be Ashland, Oregon)

The Seda-Saudi connection
How Ashland peace activist became international fugitive in war on
Mail Tribune

When Pete Seda and Soliman Al-Buthe first met in October 1997, they
discovered a kindred spirit forged on opposite sides of the world.

Seda was an Ashland arborist and peace activist who ran a small
foundation that sent copies of the Koran to prison inmates.

Al-Buthe was an agricultural engineer in Saudi Arabia. Like Seda, he
worked to build bridges of understanding between the Muslim world and the
West, but Al-Buthe did it through Saudi Arabia’s largest charitable
group, the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation Inc.

Together, Seda and Al-Buthe opened Al-Haramain’s first U.S. chapter.
Eight years later, they share another, more dubious distinction --
international fugitives whose alleged money-smuggling and tax-cheating
activities in 2000 keep them intertwined in the Bush administration’s war
on terror.

Seda and Al-Buthe both are wanted for conspiring to defraud the United
States in a case involving a $150,000 donation to their chapter in

Seda allegedly helped Al-Buthe parlay the donation into 130 $1,000
traveler’s checks and a $21,000 cashier’s check. Al-Buthe then brought
the money to Saudi Arabia without reporting it, a violation of
financial-reporting laws.

"There’s no secrets here," says Tom Nelson, Al-Buthe’s
Portland-based attorney. "Soliman left the United States with $130,000 of
traveler’s checks he didn’t report.

"He was acting as a courier," Nelson says.

Al-Buthe, the Oregon chapter and other Al-Haramain chapters around the
globe have been designated as supporters of terror by the U.S. Treasury
Department. Nelson claims this designation and "9/11 fervor" have put
what he calls the pair’s "regulatory lapses" under a federal
microscope that likely would not have become trained on Seda and Al-Buthe had
planes not struck the twin towers.

"There is clearly an interest somewhere in the administration to appear
to be doing ‘something’ about terrorism," Nelson says. "In some
accounts, it’s drawing in people who have nothing to do with terrorism,
like Pete and Soliman.

"This wouldn’t happen if they were Hispanic," Nelson says. "They’re
being targeted because they’re Muslims."

Federal agents discount Nelson’s assertions, and they have laid out
their criminal case against the pair in indictments and lengthy

The government has traced the $150,000 from an initial wire transfer
from England to Ashland to the cache of traveler’s checks stuffed in
Al-Buthe’s coat pocket on a flight from New York City to Riyadh, Saudi

Prosecutors don’t make any assertions about where the money went from
there, nor do they claim financing terror was a motive for Seda and
Al-Buthe’s actions.

The case, prosecutors say, is about how the pair broke federal
money-reporting and tax laws and how they conspired to do it — not about who
they are.

Nelson’s assertions that the case is more about the people than their
crimes is "kind of what people said about Martha Stewart," says Pamala
Holsinger, chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney’s
Office in Portland.

"We evaluate the evidence on a case-by-case basis," Holsinger says.
"Clearly, that was done in this case."

The ongoing legal battle leaves Seda’s supporters in Ashland still
wrestling over how two men who loved trees and spoke so loudly for peace
could entangle themselves, and their town, in the war on terror.

"His connection with Al-Haramain has caused him far more trouble than
benefit received," says David Berger, a Seda friend and adviser in
Ashland. "If he had known that then I’m sure he wouldn’t have gotten
into it."


In some ways, Seda and Al-Buthe’s shared interests and backgrounds
foreshadowed their eventual partnership.

A naturalized citizen from Iran, Seda worked as an arborist and
activist who preached tolerance and understanding for and by Muslims. He wrote
a book called "Islam Is," which he passed around Ashland on
mimeographed pages in the late 1990s.

Al-Buthe has written countless articles for Middle Eastern periodicals
about helping the West understand Islam. He works as the assistant
director of "beautification" for Riyadh.

"One of the reasons Soliman liked going out there (to Ashland) was the
trees," Nelson says.

After Seda’s efforts first became known in 1997 to Al-Haramain, the
parent charity sent Al-Buthe with an offer the cash-strapped Seda liked.

Al-Buthe asked if Seda wanted to form the first Al-Haramain chapter in
the United States. It would be based in Ashland but funded by the

"Al-Haramain took over the funding," Berger says. "This was all
initiated by Al-Haramain."

Seda and Al-Buthe became friends and soon had Berger draft papers to
get the new foundation chapter licensed through the Oregon Secretary of
State’s Office.

Together, Seda and Al-Buthe opened a bank account on behalf of the
chapter at the Bank of America branch in Ashland.

And with Al-Buthe came money.

Nine times between his first meeting with Seda in October 1997 and his
last known trip to the United States in March 2001, Al-Buthe brought in
a total of $777,845. He declared the money by filling out the required
Currency and Monetary Instrument Reports.

These CMIRs are required by anyone crossing the U.S. border with more
than $10,000 at any one time.

In seven of those cases, a federal affidavit states, Al-Buthe brought
in more than $10,000 worth of traveler’s checks and filled out a CMIR
for them.

Nelson says traveler’s checks are free in Saudi Arabia and considered
an easy way to transport money out of that country.

In December 1997, the chapter spent $190,162.50 to buy a house on
Highway 99 in Ashland that served as Seda’s residence and the chapter
headquarters, where it hosted prayer meetings and distributed books, one
affidavit states.

In May 2000, CMIRs show that Al-Buthe legally brought in $275,000 of
foundation money, all in traveler’s checks and deposited in the
chapter’s Ashland account.

The next month, the chapter spent $378,291.74 for what it called a
prayer house in Springfield, Mo. Part of the purchase included a
cashier’s check for $318,291.74 signed by Seda and sent to a Missouri escrow
company, an affidavit states.

The chapter even helped spruce up and publish Seda’s book, which
remains available online.

But the men’s actions involving the $150,000 donation on behalf of
"Muslim Brothers" in Chechnya is at the heart of their battle with the
federal government.

"This whole thing has a terribly sinister allure to it," Nelson says.
"But if you start from Day One and travel to the end of it, it’s truly


Federal search-warrant affidavits spell out how the government traced
the various financial transactions.

On Feb. 24, 2000, a Egyptian doctor named Mahmoud T. El Feki wired
$150,000 from a London bank to the chapter’s Ashland bank account as a
donation to help Muslims fighting Russians.

Nelson says El Feki told Egyptian investigators that he chose to wire
the money there after seeing an Al-Haramain Web site that suggested
donations from the United States and Europe to aid Chechnyans be sent to
Al-Haramain’s Ashland chapter.

On March 7, Al-Buthe flew to the United States. On March 10, Al-Buthe
and Seda went to the Ashland bank and received the $130,000 in $1,000
traveler’s checks and Al-Buthe received one $21,000 cashier’s check
from the same bank on the next day.

On March 11, the men signed an agreement saying Seda was relinquishing
the donations to Al-Buthe for helping the Chechnyans.

On March 12, Al-Buthe flew from New York to Saudi Arabia without
declaring his possession of the money.

Al-Buthe cashed the traveler’s checks March 25 at a Saudi bank, and
he deposited the cashier’s check in a bank account, but the stamped
date on the check was illegible to federal agents.

The money, Nelson says, eventually was given to Al-Haramain officers in
Saudi Arabia.

In October 2001, Seda signed a 2000 tax return for the chapter in which
the $150,000 donation was not reported as being sent out of the country
with Al-Buthe, a move the government claims was to disguise the

In February, Seda, Al-Buthe and the chapter were indicted on charges of
conspiracy to defraud the United States, with Seda also charged with
tax fraud. International arrest warrants were issued.

If found and convicted, Seda faces up to eight years in prison and
Al-Buthe faces up to 10 years in prison.


Nelson says it was Al-Buthe’s first time leaving the United States
with more than $10,000 and he did not know the form was required.

"I wish the situation was different," Nelson says. "I wish
(prosecutors) wouldn’t try to criminalize regulatory lapses. I don’t think it
is criminal. I don’t think it was intentional. It has to be
intentional to be criminal."

However, federal documents point out that Al-Buthe has filled out CMIRs
on nine different occasions. The form, agents say, states that it must
be filled out when entering or leaving the country with more than

Nelson also minimizes Seda’s role in the transactions.

"Pete had next to nothing to do with the Chechnya donation," Nelson

As for the tax fraud, Nelson suggests that Seda made a simple mistake
when asked about the money for tax forms 18 months after the

Seda’s lawyer, Larry Matasar of Portland, did not return telephone
calls seeking comment.

Holsinger, from the Department of Justice, has declined to reveal what
has spurred the investigation into Seda and Al-Buthe.

Holsinger says she believes the case is laid out quite effectively in
court records.

"Obviously, our take on it is what’s in the indictment," Holsinger


Al-Buthe remains in Saudi Arabia, which doesn’t have an extradition
agreement with the United States.

Federal agents believe Seda is in his native Iran, which also doesn’t
have an extradition agreement.

In court filings, Matasar has claimed federal attorneys are trying to
strong-arm Seda into returning to plead guilty to the charges, or
perhaps possibly face additional charges.

"We’ve been trying to work out a situation that at least one of the
two people might be able to return to the United States to face these
charges head-on," Nelson says.

Holsinger says it is a "mischaracterization" to claim the government is
strong-arming Seda or Al-Buthe.

"They have an option of coming back at any time they want," Holsinger
says. "They don’t have to plead guilty.

"But we don’t negotiate with fugitives to come back into the country
on their terms," Holsinger says.

Nelson says he hopes one day to get Seda and Al-Buthe vindicated and
get the chapter’s assets unfrozen and sold.

That way, the tree-loving activists from opposite ends of the world can
go their separate ways and close the book on Al-Haramain’s presence
in Ashland.

"What we’re trying to do is, as graciously as possible, shut this
thing down," Nelson says.

October 1997: Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Saudi Arabia appoints
Soliman Al-Buthe its treasurer. Al-Buthe travels to Ashland to form a

December 1997: Al-Buthe buys a home at 3800 Highway 99 as a prayer
house and residence for Pete Seda.

February 1999: Al-Haramain incorporates its Oregon chapter through the
Secretary of State’s Office, stating it "stands against terrorism,
injustice, or subversive activities in any form." Seda is listed as the
registered agent.

February 2000: An Egyptian doctor in England wires $150,000 to the
foundation’s Ashland bank account to aid Muslims in Chechnya.

March 2000: Al-Buthe comes to Ashland, where he and Seda get $130,000
in traveler’s checks and a $21,000 cashier’s check. Al-Buthe takes
the money to Saudi Arabia without declaring it and cashes the checks.

May 2000: Al-Buthe legally transports $275,000 in traveler’s checks
from Saudi Arabia to Ashland for deposit.

June 2000: The foundation buys a prayer house in Springfield, Mo., for

Sept. 11, 2001: Al-Qaida terrorists attack the World Trade Center and
the Pentagon.

October 2001: Seda fails to report the $130,000 in traveler’s checks
properly on the foundation’s 2000 tax return.

March 2002: The U.S. Treasury Department designates six foreign
Al-Haramain chapters as supporters of terrorism.

March 2003: Shortly after an FBI interview, Seda leaves the United
States for the United Arab Emirates.

Feb. 18, 2004: Federal agents search Seda’s residence. The
chapter’s assets and property are frozen a day later.

June 2004: Saudi Arabia dissolves the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation.

Feb. 17, 2005: Seda, Al-Buthe and the Al-Haramain Foundation’s Oregon
chapter are indicted on felony charges of illegally transporting money
out of the United States, tax fraud and conspiracy to defraud the
United States. International arrest warrants are issued for Seda and

Aug. 4, 2005: Federal attorneys file motion to dismiss charges against
the foundation, and declare continuing investigations of Seda and

Aug. 21, 2005: Federal agents believe Al-Buthe is in Saudi Arabia and
that Seda may be in his native Iran. Neither country has extradition
agreements with the United States.

2,626 posted on 08/22/2005 2:13:59 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (WAKE UP AMERICA!!! You have enemies, within and without, they are communist based.)
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"Hamas's Hangover"
By Barry Rubin
August 16, 2005

2,627 posted on 08/22/2005 2:18:53 AM PDT by Cindy
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August 21, 1983 - Philippines
Benigno Aquino Assassinated
No information provided.

August 21, 1968 - Czechoslovakia
Invasion By Warsaw Pact Forces
No information provided.

Upcoming Significant Events:
August 22, 1978 - Kenya
Death of Jomo Kenyatta
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August 23, 1944 - Romania
Liberation Day
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August 24, (year unknown) - Bermuda
Empire Day
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August 25, 1825 - Uruguay
Independence Day
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August 25, 1944 - France
Liberation Day
Paris liberated by Allied troops.

2,628 posted on 08/22/2005 2:21:01 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (WAKE UP AMERICA!!! You have enemies, within and without, they are communist based.)
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2,629 posted on 08/22/2005 2:25:03 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All Terrorism Headlines 08/22/2005 # 1


[ Jim Kouri] USA - Media Alert: Police Chiefs Predict Terrorist Attack

"The United States will suffer another large scale terrorist attack within the next year, according to a poll conducted by the National Association of Chiefs of Police"

[AP] CALIFORNIA - Folsom Prison At Center Of Terror Probe,0,381315.story?coll=ktxl-news-1

[Fox News] USA - Emergency Declared at U.S. Southern Border,2933,166241,00.html

[New York Times] ARIZONA - Migrants awarded vigilante's Ariz. ranch

[San Bernardino Sun] CALIFORNIA - State border police force sought,1413,208~12588~3018567,00.html

[KVOA] ARIZONA - State lawmaker says border wall at top of her list

[Capitol Media Services] ARIZONA - Leaders focus on border security

[PR Web Press Release] USA - Al-Qaeda Has Infiltrated US Trucking Industry

[WISH TV] USA - American Airlines Flight Attendants Oppose Easing Security Rules

"TSA's proposal to lift the ban prohibiting knives, razor blades, ice picks and other potential weapons on board the aircraft is beyond comprehension,"


[AP] UNITED KINGDOM - Al-Qaida gas attack foiled

"Scotland Yard believes it thwarted an al-Qaida sarin gas attack on the British Parliament"

[The Sunday Times] UNITED KINGDOM - Police foil gas attack on Commons

“They were planning to use chemicals, a dirty bomb and sarin gas. They looked at all sorts of ways of delivering it.”

[Moscow Times] RUSSIA - FSB Says Terrorists Are Trying to Secure WMD

"Terrorist groups are making attempts to acquire weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear and biological weapons"

[Mosnews] RUSSIA - Radioactive Cargo Seized in Russian Far Eastern Port [1,500 micro-roentgen per hour]

"monitoring devices showed a radiation level surpassing the normal level 100 times in the port"

[Reuters] NORTH KOREA - N.Korea restarts Yongbyon nuclear reactor-report

[AP] JORDAN / ISRAEL - Missiles fired at U.S. Navy ship in Jordan, airport in nearby Israel

[The Pioneer] BANGLADESH - Bomb blasts in Bangladesh

"459 bomb blasts rocked 63 of her country's 64 districts in the hour before noon"

[AP] RUSSIA - Bomb explosion in southern Russian city kills 3 police officers

[UPI] ALGERIA - Car bomb kills Algerian policeman

[IOL] TURKEY - Bomb targets Turkish passenger train

"bomb exploded under a passenger train traveling through the southeastern Turkish province of Gaziantep"

[AP] ISRAEL - 2 Palestinians injured planting bomb by Kfar Darom

[RTE News] THAILAND - Bomb in Thailand kills one and injures ten

[Pakistan Times] PAKISTAN - Red alert in Srinagar after car-bomb blast

[Rochdale Observer] SCOTLAND - Stadium is put on bomb alert

"Stadium was evacuated after a suspected makeshift bomb was discovered in a cleaner’s dustcart"

[Kantipur Online] NEPAL - Maoists bomb Jyoti Spinning Mills

[GG2.NET NEWS] PAKISTAN - Pak, Russian scientists maintain al-Qaeda`s nuclear arsenal: ex-FBI consultant

[GG2.NET NEWS] INDIA / BANGLADESH - India, Bangladesh border firefight resumes

[AP] SAUDI ARABIA - Top Al Qaeda fugitive died in raid, Saudis say,1,5001377.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

[Reuters] JORDAN - Dozens Detained in Jordan

[AP] RUSSIA - Makhachkala Bomb Kills 3 Policemen

[Xinhua] AFGHANISTAN - Roadside bomb kills 4 US soldiers

[Novinite] BULGARIA - Police Unravels "Al-Qaeda" Terror Threats on Sofia [ Hoax ]

[Tempo] PHILIPPINES - Gas tanker leak sets off explosions in QC; 39 injured, 100 shanties razed

2,630 posted on 08/22/2005 2:27:10 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (WAKE UP AMERICA!!! You have enemies, within and without, they are communist based.)
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"What Is the ACLU Thinking?"
Liberal Matrix ^ | 8 AUGUST 2005 | Sher Zieve

Posted on 08/22/2005 2:26:06 AM PDT by rdb3

2,631 posted on 08/22/2005 2:32:33 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: nw_arizona_granny

Thanks granny for the links.

2,632 posted on 08/22/2005 2:46:39 AM PDT by Cindy
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"Love Thy Enemies: The Story of Carrie and David McDonnall"
By Cheryl Wilcox with Kristi Watts
The 700 Club –

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Carrie is still recovering from her injuries and grieves David’s loss daily. With everything she’s endured, you may wonder how she feels about the people that killed her husband.

“I can guarantee you that if I didn’t know Jesus that I probably would hate,” she says. “But we’re called to forgive. I’ve had to pray through it and pray for their families that they would know the love of Christ.

“When I see the violence of the Middle East, I hurt in two ways. I know faces that live there among that violence. I know that they don’t want the violence. They want peace. I hurt in another way because I know that only true peace is going to come with the knowledge of Jesus Christ.”

Carrie’s plans for the future are uncertain. She is still willing to go back to the Middle East if God calls her there. Her love for the muslim people is so great.

“I’ve loved muslim people. I know they’re not all terrorists. They’re not all full of hate,” she says. “My life is different on every level yet there is a hope that I know. I’ll always grieve. That pain will probably always be there, but at the same time I know that Christ is good. He is faithful, and I will be able to carry on. I will keep living this life and live it hard.”

He has overcome life and he’s overcome death. And that there’s nothing to fear."

2,633 posted on 08/22/2005 2:57:12 AM PDT by Cindy
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2,634 posted on 08/22/2005 2:58:31 AM PDT by Cindy
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2,635 posted on 08/22/2005 3:05:53 AM PDT by Cindy
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Afghanistan - U.S. and Afghan Forces Kill At Least 105 Rebels in Three Weeks
AFP via Babelfish translation | August 22, 2005

Posted on 08/22/2005 2:55:35 AM PDT by HAL9000

Afghanistan: 105 rebels killed in three weeks, according to the American army

KABUL - the American forces and the Afghan governmental troops killed at least 105 rebels talibans at the time of operations carried out in Afghanistan during three last weeks, announced Monday the American army.

These operations are intended to reinforce safety from the point of view of the legislative elections which must take place on September 18, declared with journalists a military spokesman American, lieutenant Cindy Moore.

2,636 posted on 08/22/2005 3:08:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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"Unmanned planes aid firefighters on ground"
Associated Press

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Firefighters across the West are getting a high-tech ally in their battle against wildland flames: a remote-controlled spy plane that doesn't mind smoke, can see in the dark and never sleeps.
Scientists have been testing whether flocks of the planes - similar to the spy drones the U.S. military flies over Iraq and Afghanistan - can help track the direction and behavior of fast-moving flames.

After the experimental flight of three unmanned aerial vehicles this summer, the U.S. Forest Service will launch the first real-life deployment next spring. The plan calls for planes to traverse a dozen Western states, mapping real forest fires 24 hours a day.

"Unmanned aircraft have the capability to do what we call the 3-D missions - the dull, dark and dangerous missions where you don't want to put a pilot on," said Vince Ambrosia, research scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the experiment was done.

Wildfire surveillance currently relies on pilots who fly over hot spots and fire perimeters in aircraft and helicopters outfitted with special heat-sensing cameras that see through smoke and spot fires. The cameras relay images to ground personnel who use the data to help them plot how best to confront the blaze."

2,637 posted on 08/22/2005 3:15:20 AM PDT by Cindy
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2,638 posted on 08/22/2005 3:20:57 AM PDT by Cindy
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I was so looking forward to watching it. In my area of of NJ, Comcast basic cable doesn't carry National Geographic channel. So disappointed. Guess I'll have to wait for the video.

2,639 posted on 08/22/2005 4:22:16 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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Thank you, looks as though the ACLU is a real terrorist group.

2,640 posted on 08/22/2005 4:25:47 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (WAKE UP AMERICA!!! You have enemies, within and without, they are communist based.)
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