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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Twenty-Nine
Posted on 08/06/2005 4:45:21 PM PDT by nwctwx
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Smiling...I bet TM already has a very diverse lurkership.
Laughing, I suspect that all are not lurking, some can't resist getting in the act.....LOL
It is good that they lurk here, as if we sent the middle of a search to them, they would not understand it, this way they know how we got there......
"saw an MSNBC online a headline a few days ago, the cost of gas $0.05 a gallon in Iraq."
There has been a number of male jihadis dressed in burqas to move around. Some were caught; some were not.
"Marriage on the Rocks"
National Review Online ^ | August 22, 2005, 8:11 a.m. | James S. Robbins
Posted on 08/22/2005 1:04:15 PM PDT by The_Victor
"Is al Qaeda of Iraq wearing out its welcome?"
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The strain has been showing in recent weeks in Ramadi, the capital of al Anbar province, along the Euphrates River west of Baghdad. Seeking to incite a violent confrontation, Zarqawi's terrorists had ordered members of the city's Shia minority to get out of town. On August 13, they tried to eject them by force, and found the way barred by armed Sunni militia. The ensuing gun battle lasted for an hour before Zarqawi's fighters retreated. On August 18 a group of mostly Sunni political, tribal, and religious leaders (including the governor of al Anbar), hosted by the influential Association of Muslim Scholars, were meeting in a mosque discussing the new constitution when Zarqawi's men opened fire on them. The next day Abu Muhammad Hajeri, a Saudi leader in Zarqawi's group, was found dead with three other members of the group, killed by local tribesmen in retaliation.
Infighting like this is not unprecedented last March seven foreign fighters were killed in Ramadi, allegedly as reprisal for the assassination of a prominent member of the Dulaimi tribe and former officer in Saddam's fedayeen militia who was working with Coalition forces in Fallujah. The Dulaimi are one of the largest tribes in Iraq, and had enjoyed a measure of autonomy under Saddam's regime. They boycotted the January 2005 elections, but have since moved towards sanctioning limited participation in the political process. The Dulaimi led the defense of the Shia families in Ramadi; such a prominent Sunni group becoming engaged in the political system cannot be good news for Zarqawi."
You guys are kidding right? I bet a lot of us that lurk are in awe of what you come up with, how you come up with it, and that you can keep up with the thread much less continue to post. I'm only this far because of a ping...I have another window open and am only at mid afternoon today!
Take your time.
ON THE NET...
August 21, 2005
"Two Tajdeed sites move to Germany"
ON THE NET...
Hi Cindy, I'm sure she has. Also with her site there is an exceptional amount of traffic and we can count on law enforcement officials being one of them.
Can that sort of stuff really be in "the right hands" though? Where do we differentiate what is substantiated and someone just talking crap? So tough to tell. Good morning btw I am trying to catch up/keep up as usual.
Take it easy!
Civilians don't have to be concerned as to whether any threat is real or pure psycho babble.
ALL THREATS should be treated as threats and reported.
Let the authorities decide what is real and what is not.
Good morning pez.
Almost my bed time.
"Marxists join Muslims
in opposing U.S. in Iraq
Some activists promoting support of terrorists killing American GIs"
Posted: August 23, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Bringing together anarchists, Marxists and radical Muslims, new coalitions of Americans and Brits are joining forces not only to express opposition to the U.S. presence in Iraq but in some cases to urge outright support for the insurgents there killing GIs on a nearly daily basis."
So true. I try to read through some of those translations and try to discern the credibility but it's the general tone of them i don't like these days.
Goodnight then, I'm off to bed also. My eyes are SO tired. Sleep well Cindy!
Note: The following text is an exact quote:
Bush: U.S. Seeks 'Total Victory' Over Terrorists
By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2005 U.S. servicemembers are fighting and sacrificing in Iraq because that country "is a central front in the war on terror," President Bush told Veterans of Foreign War members gathered in Salt Lake City today.
After addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Salt Lake City, President Bush chats with troops from the Utah National Guard on Aug. 22. Photo by Paul Morse
Terrorists want to "establish Taliban-like regimes" in Iraq and other troubled areas of the Middle East, Bush explained to VFW members at their annual convention, in order to "turn that region into a launching pad for more attacks" against America and its allies.
Yet, "in all their objectives" the terrorists "will fail," the president vowed.
The overriding lesson provided by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States is "we must confront threats before they fully materialize," Bush asserted, noting that "a policy of retreat and isolation" cannot protect Americans from terrorists' violence.
Therefore, "the only way to defend our citizens where we live," Bush maintained, "is to go after the terrorists where they live."
Bush saluted today's generation of U.S. servicemembers, who, in defending America and confronting terrorism across the globe, are fighting "the first war of the 21st century."
And the only acceptable outcome for the war is "total victory" over the terrorists, Bush said.
Terrorists want to transform Iraq "into what Afghanistan was under the Taliban," he noted.
And terrorists want to stop the spread of democracy in Iraq, "because they know a free Iraq will deal a decisive blow to their strategy to achieve absolute power," Bush said.
Iraqis had experienced three decades of dictatorship under Saddam Hussein, the president pointed out, noting, "They will not allow a new set of would-be tyrants to take control of their future."
Bush said more than 8 million Iraqis voted in recent democratic elections. And despite ongoing insurgent violence, the Iraqis "are building a nation that secures freedom for its citizens and contributes to peace and stability in that region," the president said.
The finished draft of a democratic national constitution will represent "a landmark event in the history of Iraq and the history of the Middle East," he said.
Crafting a constitution is an arduous process that involves "debate and compromise," he noted, pointing out that the U.S. constitution wasn't easily written and adopted.
As Iraqis continue to take on more responsibility for managing the day-to-day affairs of their nation, the U.S. and its allies will "help them to take responsibility for their own security," Bush said. American and Iraqi troops are serving side by side and "working to defeat the terrorists together."
As Iraqis gain more experience in fighting the insurgency, then American troops will stand down, Bush noted. Then, "our troops will come home with the honor they have earned," he said.
The 1.8-million-member VFW was founded in 1899 and works on behalf of all military veterans and their families.
Transcript of President's Remarks
And you're right -- it's team effort that keeps this thread lively and informative.
Good night pez.
I secondly applaud her constant unrelentless effort here for us. 'dont know how she does it!'
Thanks and you too.
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