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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Thirty-Six

Posted on 04/18/2006 11:09:45 PM PDT by nwctwx

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To: Cindy

Participants in the 11th memorial anniversary service for the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing recite the pledge of allegiance during the service at the survivior tree in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 19, 2006

101 posted on 04/19/2006 4:29:58 PM PDT by JustPiper (In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now.)
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To: Velveeta

Both those updates are interesting.
THANKS Velveeta.

I want want my laundry to start dropping
in my laundry baskey every day and neatly
folded, too. Smiling and shaking my head.


102 posted on 04/19/2006 4:32:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: SlowBoat407

Serious?


103 posted on 04/19/2006 4:35:39 PM PDT by JustPiper (In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now.)
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To: JustPiper

Thank you JP.
So sad.


104 posted on 04/19/2006 4:35:50 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

Note: The following text is a quote:
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http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr2006/20060419_4863.html


Blast Destroys Iraqi Police Station; Tip Leads Soldiers to Weapons

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2006 – Terrorists blew up a new Iraqi police station under construction south of Baghdad yesterday, military officials reported.
The explosion caused half of the building to collapse.

Iraqi soldiers from 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, secured the site after the blast to prevent further damage.

"Terrorists are attempting to prevent the rebuilding of the essential infrastructure," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jonathan Withington, a Multinational Division Baghdad spokesman. "The police station is a sign of progress for the Iraqi people."

Iraqi authorities are investigating the blast.

In other news, a citizen's tip led Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers to a weapons cache south of Baghdad on April 17. Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, received the tip while on patrol.

The cache included eight 250- to 500-pound aerial bombs stored in a steel cage and ready to be transported. The soldiers contacted an explosive ordnance disposal team, which conducted a controlled detonation and destroyed the cache.

Earlier in the day, soldiers from MNDB's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, discovered a cache while patrolling southwest of Baghdad. The cache consisted of two rocket-propelled-grenade launchers, 15 rocket-propelled grenades, a mortar tube, a 60 mm round, two green-star-cluster flares, and an Iraqi police vest.

The cache was turned over to an EOD team and rendered safe.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)


105 posted on 04/19/2006 4:40:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Real bad news in Afghanistan
Taliban regains control of much of country, Pakistan

In a report by Paul L. Williams, author of the new book, "Dunces of Doomsday," and David Dastych, one-eyed Mullah Omar and his army of radical Islamic students are currently in control of all of the rural and mountain areas of Afghanistan, including Khost, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Zabul, Helmand, and Oruzgan, as well as a vast expanse of eastern and southern provinces including sections of Kandahar. They also have become the central governing body in South and North Qaziristan and other tribal territories of Pakistan.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49807


106 posted on 04/19/2006 4:41:06 PM PDT by JustPiper (In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now.)
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To: JustPiper

I like WorldNetDaily, but I have to check other sources to verify that.


107 posted on 04/19/2006 4:56:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang; penguino; JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; All

Ongoing propaganda "press releases" on the net...

http://press-release.blogspot.com/


108 posted on 04/19/2006 4:59:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) A Nepal official says security forces have opened fire on pro-democracy protesters, killing two.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Handwriting experts have authenticated Saddam Hussein's signatures on more documents related to a crackdown on Shiites in the 1980s.


109 posted on 04/19/2006 5:02:53 PM PDT by JustPiper (In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now.)
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To: British chick; UK Guy; Brit_Guy; JohnathanRGalt; abu afak; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

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Muslim students 'being taught to despise unbelievers as filth'
Times OnLine ^ | 4/20/06 | Sean O'Neill

Posted on 04/19/2006 4:57:05 PM PDT by grandpa jones

MUSLIM students training to be imams at a British college with strong Iranian links have complained that they are being taught fundamentalist doctrines which describe nonMuslims as “filth”. The Times has obtained extracts from medieval texts taught to the students in which unbelievers are likened to pigs and dogs. The texts are taught at the Hawza Ilmiyya of London, a religious school, which has a sister institution, the Islamic College for Advanced Studies (ICAS), which offers a degree validated by Middlesex University.

The students, who have asked to remain anonymous, study their religious courses alongside the university-backed BA in Islamic studies. They spend two days a week as religious students and three days on their university course.

The Hawza Ilmiyya and the ICAS are in the same building at Willesden High Road, North London — a former Church of England primary school — and share many of the same teaching staff. ... The text is one of a number of books that some students say they find “disturbing” and “very worrying”. Their spokesman told The Times: “They are being exposed to very literalist interpretations of the Koran. These are interpretations that would not be recognised by 80 or 90 per cent of Muslims, but they are being taught in this school.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


110 posted on 04/19/2006 5:04:02 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

LOL, that would be great, wouldn't it?
Then, if a TSA agent could come over and put the laundry away too....well, life would be grand.


111 posted on 04/19/2006 5:05:44 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: GermanConservative; Turk; a_Turk; Turk2; backhoe; Godzilla; All

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Anger as 'honour killing' family try to adopt victim's son
Telegraph ^ | 19/04/2006 | Hannah Cleaver

Posted on 04/19/2006 5:02:06 PM PDT by ncountylee

The family of an ethnic Turkish German woman executed by her brother in an "honour killing" has sparked outrage by applying for custody of her young son.

A German family court will decide the future of the six-year-old son of Hatun Surucu, but politicians of all parties have called for the boy, currently with a foster family, not to be handed over to his dead mother's sister.

Miss Surucu, 23, was murdered in Berlin last February by her younger brother who shot her three times in the head in what the trial judge said was "an ice-cold execution-style murder - just because she lived her life."

Miss Surucu had been forced to marry a cousin in Turkey when she was 15. Later, she returned pregnant to Berlin, where she had been born, along with her nine brothers and sisters.

There she stopped wearing a headscarf, started training as an electrician and lived alone with her son, Can. She had relationships with men, including Germans, and wore make-up as well as going dancing, a lifestyle her Muslim family could not accept.

Her 20-year-old brother Ayhan Surucu admitted committing the murder when aged 18, and was sentenced to nine years and three months last week.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


112 posted on 04/19/2006 5:06:18 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Velveeta

You bet...that's just the ticket.


113 posted on 04/19/2006 5:06:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Please add me to the TM ping list.

Thanks!


114 posted on 04/19/2006 5:09:53 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; nwctwx; All

Note: The "Cartoon Jihad" links have been updated here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1615982/posts?page=27#27


115 posted on 04/19/2006 5:16:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: JustPiper; Velveeta; Cindy; all4one

Thank you all for your prayers. She's resting now and the prognosis is good for my mother to be pain-free.


116 posted on 04/19/2006 5:21:29 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

ON THE NET...

http://www.internet-haganah.com/jihadi/hamas.html
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=hamas

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1617964/posts

"Jordan statement: Hamas brought weapons into Jordan"
IMRA ^ | 4-19-06

Posted on 04/19/2006 5:17:16 PM PDT by SJackson


117 posted on 04/19/2006 5:22:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: SlowBoat407

Well Amen SlowBoat407.
Prayers will continue for full recovery.


118 posted on 04/19/2006 5:25:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: SlowBoat407

Glad to hear that, Slowboat.
She'll feel like a new woman when she's pain-free.


119 posted on 04/19/2006 6:38:57 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

'Patriots' outnumber protesters at Marine's funeral
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1617990/posts


120 posted on 04/19/2006 6:40:01 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: nwctwx

Blessings to you for your hard work and dedication bringing us to Thread 35. Keep on post too Ian!


121 posted on 04/19/2006 6:44:06 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: crabbie

I came close to calling you this week to see if you were okay. Thank you for keeping us posted - you are very important to us my FReeper FRiend! You remain in my prayers each and every day!


122 posted on 04/19/2006 6:48:07 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Velveeta
***You might want to be sitting down to ead the "official" explanation of how the TSA shirt got into Ms. Sanders' suitcase:***

Are the TSA authorities even more gullible than we give them credit for?

123 posted on 04/19/2006 6:58:37 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

LOL, you quoted my glaring typo.

>>>Are the TSA authorities even more gullible than we give them credit for?

Or do they think we're that gullible?


124 posted on 04/19/2006 7:19:24 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: JustPiper
$500,000 seized, strange situation at American nuclear plant

Snip: State police said the men drove up to the Beaver Valley Power Station in a tractor-trailer on Tuesday night to pick up two large containers of tools for a contractor for whom they worked. Security guards stopped the men for a routine inspection, but they drove away, police said.

The guards became suspicious and called police, who pulled the truck over about a mile from the plant. A state trooper got a warrant to search the vehicle and found a duffel bag, which he said contained $504,230 in mostly small bills.

Beechnut recalls baby food with bone

Snip: Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation, a Canajoharie, N.Y., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 9,465 pounds of chicken product due to the possible presence of pieces of bone, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

Oregon emergency medical services decaying

Snip: Oregon's emergency medical services system, which licenses ambulance services and emergency medical technicians and oversees hospital trauma centers, was once so good it could have been a model for the nation.

But things have decayed badly. A federal study released Monday found that the state's EMS system has undergone such "dramatic deterioration" that it places Oregon residents at risk, and it called for "immediate, dramatic change."

125 posted on 04/19/2006 7:23:03 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: crabbie
Egypt thwarts attacks on tourist sites

Snip: The Egyptian government yesterday said it had arrested a group of 22 militant Islamists planning bomb attacks on tourist targets, a gas pipeline near Cairo and Muslim and Christian religious leaders. The Interior Ministry said in a statement the underground organisation called itself "Al Taefa Al Mansura" (Victorious Group)and had members in suburbs northeast and south of the capital.

"Information, documents and interviews ... confirmed that they were studying carrying out terrorist operations against tourist targets, the gas pipeline on the Greater Cairo ring road and some sensitive sites through bombings," it said. "They were also studying targeting some Muslim and Christian religious figures and ... what they called degenerate youth in tourist areas," it added.

Iranian warning: Don't listen to Western CDs

Snip: On this particular day, five young males were tied to posts. Hundreds stood by, staring, some cheering. These males were stripped to their waists, backs ready for the torture. Security officers stood sternly, encircling the lawbreakers. Loud speakers blared out the names of the men, informing the populous of their offenses.

It was stated that these five men, having had some liquor, had flirted with girls in a park. This equals 80 whiplashes per male flesh, according to John Ward Anderson of The Washington Post. Public flogging is daily scenery for the Allah enthusiasts. Listening to CDs from the West could yield flesh torn by severe whip slices ripping the skin.

126 posted on 04/19/2006 7:36:57 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: nwctwx

Thanks much Ian;)


127 posted on 04/19/2006 8:02:51 PM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (Matthew 24:37"For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Siemens to cut 180 jobs - move production to Mexico

Snip: Siemens will keep 235 workers at its Wendell facility to support the company's power transmission and distribution business but will transfer production of its medium voltage equipment to Queretaro, Mexico, according to a written statement released by the company Wednesday.

Foreign Minister denies Iran to send nukes to Cuba and Venezuela

Snip: Venezuela's foreign minister denied Tuesday a local media report alleging that Iran was planning to send nuclear missiles to Venezuela and Cuba.

The Caracas-based newspaper 2001, citing unnamed U.S. intelligence sources, reported that Iran and Venezuela had reached a secret arms deal to ship missiles to Venezuela and Cuba aboard oil tankers to avoid detection from U.S. satellites and spy planes.

Pentagon releases extensive Gitmo list

Snip: In all, the detainees on the list came from 41 countries. The largest number _ 132 _ came from Saudi Arabia. Afghanistan followed with 125, then Yemen with 107.

Claim - dozens of terrorists in Australia

Snip: The British audit surmised there were about 400 al-Qaida sympathizers in the country, including 40-60 trained, hardcore al-Qaida operatives with the capability and intention of staging attacks.

128 posted on 04/19/2006 8:03:51 PM PDT by MamaDearest (Politicians who insist on enforcing existing US laws - More jobs no American is willing to do)
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To: Cindy

Cindy, thanks for your nice compliment on the grid post. Much appreciated!


129 posted on 04/19/2006 8:04:32 PM PDT by MamaDearest (Politicians who insist on enforcing existing US laws - More jobs no American is willing to do)
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To: Cindy
Hundreds nabbed in immigration raid

Snip: Immigration agents arrested seven executives and hundreds of employees of a manufacturer of crates and pallets Wednesday as part of a crackdown on employers of illegal workers.

Authorities raided offices and plants of IFCO Systems in at least eight states, the culmination of a yearlong criminal investigation, law enforcement officials said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested seven current and former IFCO Systems managers on charges they conspired to transport, harbor and encourage illegal workers to reside in the United States for commercial advantage and private financial gain, said Glenn T. Suddaby, the chief federal prosecutor in Albany, N.Y., where some arrests were made.

130 posted on 04/19/2006 8:15:29 PM PDT by MamaDearest (Politicians who insist on enforcing existing US laws - More jobs no American is willing to do)
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To: Velveeta
Chinese man admits plot to import missiles to US

Snip: A Chinese national living in Southern California admitted on Wednesday trying to arrange the sale from China to the United States of 200 shoulder-fired missiles that can be used to bring down airplanes.

Chao Tung Wu, 51, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to conspiring to import the missiles for a buyer who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.

131 posted on 04/19/2006 8:20:31 PM PDT by MamaDearest (Politicians who insist on enforcing existing US laws - More jobs no American is willing to do)
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To: All

A few more details...

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories/METdetain0420a_01.html


http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories/0420metdetain.html
Atlanta

"FBI detains Tech student, won't say why"
By BILL TORPY, MIKE MORRIS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/20/06

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A Georgia Tech student born in Pakistan has been in federal custody for nearly a month, apparently because authorities suspect a videotape he made of a building may have been related to terrorism, his family said.

Syed Haris Ahmed, a 21-year-old mechanical engineering major who had become increasingly religious in his Islamic faith, was arrested by the FBI March 23 and has been held since, his family said."


132 posted on 04/19/2006 9:20:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MamaDearest

Thanks for the info Mama Dearest.
ICE guys are working hard.

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p://www.ice.gov/pi/news/newsreleases/index.htm


133 posted on 04/19/2006 9:26:57 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MamaDearest; Cindy

Will I ever get used to this keyboard?

Anyway...

http://www.ice.gov/pi/news/newsreleases/index.htm


134 posted on 04/19/2006 9:30:22 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MamaDearest; All

Simcox ultimatum to Bush: `Build fence or Minutemen will'
KVOA ^ | 4/19/2006 | none


Posted on 04/19/2006 10:14:36 PM EDT by HEMICRASHBOX


TUCSON, Ariz. Minuteman border watch leader Chris Simcox has a message for President Bush -- build new security fencing along the border or private citizens will.

Simcox says he's also sending an ultimatum to the president to deploy military reserves and the National Guard to the Arizona border by May 25th, or Minuteman volunteers and supporters will break ground and start erecting fencing privately.

The Minuteman leader says a half-dozen landowners along the Arizona-Mexico border say they'll allow fencing to be placed on their borderlands.

Simcox says the border barrier-and-fencing complex would include a six-foot deep trench so a vehicle can't crash through.

Other features may include coiled, razor-edged barbed wire, in front of a 15-foot high heavy-gauge steel mesh fence angled outward at the top.

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On the Net:

Minuteman Civil Defense Corps: http://www.minutemanhq.com

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1618016/posts


135 posted on 04/19/2006 9:43:48 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: Gucho; Godzilla; All

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

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Magnitude 6.0 - OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
USGS ^ | April 19, 2006

Posted on 04/19/2006 9:40:46 PM PDT by bd476

"Magnitude 6.0 - OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
April 19 20:36:46 UTC"


136 posted on 04/19/2006 9:53:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MamaDearest

This is a strange story!

No one claims $500,000 stash in truck
Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

By Cindi Lash, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When security guards at the Beaver Valley Power Station discovered a bag containing thousands of dollars in a tractor-trailer cab, one of the vehicle's occupants told them his boss planned to use the cash to buy a truck.

It must have been some truck.

State police said the bag, which guards spotted on Tuesday while conducting a routine search of the tractor-trailer at the entrance to the nuclear power plant, contained 10 plastic-wrapped bundles of cash totaling $504,230.

----snip----

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06110/683609-57.stm


137 posted on 04/19/2006 9:58:12 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: backhoe; All

http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/dexterIngram/2006/04/20/194325.html

"Domestic surveillance in black and white"
Apr 20, 2006
by Dexter Ingram ( bio | archive | contact )

COMMENTARY SNIPPET: "Terrorists don’t care whose blood they spill as long as it’s American. White, black, young, or old -- it’s all the same to them."


138 posted on 04/19/2006 10:02:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1618022/posts

"Why is Muhammad Abu al-Hawa dead?"
JERUSALEM POST ^ | 4/18/2006 | Caroline Glick

Posted on 04/19/2006 7:18:34 PM PDT by Sabramerican

Our World: Why is Muhammad Abu al-Hawa dead? Caroline Glick, THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 18, 2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was a 42-year-old father of eight when he died last Wednesday night. As Israeli Jews were beginning our Pessah Seders and retelling the story of our exodus from Egypt and our rebirth as a free nation, Abu al-Hawa was being tortured by Fatah terrorists. As we ate our Seder meal, he was shot seven times. As we called out "Next year in Jerusalem," Abu al-Hawa's body and car were torched.

Abu al-Hawa was tortured and murdered because he stood accused of committing what the Palestinians consider a capital crime. Eight young children were orphaned last Wednesday night because their father allegedly sold an apartment building in Israel's capital city to Jews. The building in question is located in Jerusalem's A-Tur neighborhood, just above the Temple Mount on the Mount of Olives.

Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was buried in a makeshift cemetery on the road between Jerusalem where he lived, and Jericho where he was murdered. His body was buried there because the Palestinian Authority's mufti in Jerusalem, Ikremah Sabri, has barred all Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery."


139 posted on 04/19/2006 10:08:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ExSoldier; HipShot; bang_list; Armedcitizen; backhoe; Godzilla; All

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200604/NAT20060419a.html

"'Gun Summit' Called Brainstorming Session on Gun Control"
By Melanie Hunter
CNSNews.com Senior Editor
April 19, 2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - A gun rights group said the upcoming "gun summit" planned by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is merely a chance for them to brainstorm on more ways to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said Wednesday that such a "gun grab" will only lead to more crime, because it will impede the ability of citizens to protect legally themselves.

"Rather than devising and suggesting more restrictions on the rights of law-abiding gun owners, these mayors need to recognize that urban violence is a symptom of deeper problems that their bankrupt social policies perpetuate," said CCRKBA Executive Director Joe Waldron in a press release."

"Ten years ago," Waldron said, "the 'solution' to gun trafficking into

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The summit, scheduled for next week, will include mayors from Dallas, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Washington, D.C., and Seattle. The mayors hope to create a coalition to share information on how city and state officials can work together to convince Congress to help cities deal with illegal guns."


140 posted on 04/19/2006 10:13:41 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; JustPiper; All

Important Security Note regarding the US Military

There are support the military "forums" on the Internet
who are NOT USA based.
A word of caution when posting to foreign websites,
you never know who you are really posting to.
Check the domain registry and verify that the domain is in the USA
I made the mistake of posting on a non USA forum
and stopped once I found out the foreign origin of the website.


141 posted on 04/19/2006 10:35:10 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: SlowBoat407

Amen!


142 posted on 04/19/2006 10:36:20 PM PDT by JustPiper (In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now.)
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To: All

NSA.gov: "PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE"
http://www.nsa.gov/coremsgs/corem00002.cfm


143 posted on 04/19/2006 10:36:41 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks Tonk.
Could you email the url so I can make sure it's not on any of my pages?

THANKS.


144 posted on 04/19/2006 10:38:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1618087/posts

"John Negroponte: The year in intelligence"
NBC News ^ | April 19 2006 | Andrea Mitchell

Posted on 04/19/2006 10:23:07 PM PDT by jmc1969


145 posted on 04/19/2006 10:39:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; All

Failed bureaucracy An Agency Rife With Fraud Would Administer Guest-worker Program
New American ^ | 4-19-06 | Parousia


Posted on 04/20/2006 1:39:06 AM EDT by parousia


As President Bush and his allies in the Senate push forward for amnesty for the 11-12 million illegal aliens already in the United States and for a guest-worker program that would bring in millions more "temporary" workers, they are withholding an important report that indicts the agency that would be processing the massive influx of aliens we would expect under the proposed programs.

An investigation by the (GAO) has found that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), the agency within the Department of Homeland Security in charge of adjudicating immigration benefits such as citizenship and permanent residency, is rife with fraud. The report has not been released, but a draft of the report obtained by the Washington Times says, "Adjudicators we spoke with said that management's focused attention on reducing the backlog placed additional pressure on them to process applications faster, thereby increasing the risk of making incorrect decisions, including approval of potentially fraudulent applications." The report says that fraud in some categories of visas is as high as 30 percent.

Sen.Grassley (R-Iowa), who has seen the report, told his colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 2: "Let's be realistic. Our government bureaucrats simply cannot implement a program for 11 million illegal aliens. You'd all be shocked if you learned about the internal fraud and abuse at the Citizenship and Immigration Service. I have been investigating the internal problems at CIS as well as their backlog of national security cases. The bureau doesn't have an effective practice for reviewing these cases. Officials are being bribed. Visas are being given away. Green cards are being sold. CIS is giving out interim benefits, which is a precursor for additional privileges.... And we want this agency to handle the program in an effective manner? That's unrealistic."


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146 posted on 04/19/2006 11:07:44 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: TheLion

Thanks for pointing to this article TheLion.


147 posted on 04/19/2006 11:12:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for this headsup Tonk and posting it at our group, I appreciate that ;)


148 posted on 04/19/2006 11:43:01 PM PDT by JustPiper (In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now.)
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; nwctwx; All

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "...and a 16-year-old American who was critically wounded."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1618101/posts

"Palestinian Authority prescribes the death penalty for eating falafel."
Reason ^ | April 19, 2006 | Jacob Sullum

Posted on 04/19/2006 11:40:30 PM PDT by neverdem

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The day after I visited my niece in Tel Aviv, a young man named Sami Hamad blew himself up at a restaurant there. I had no particular reason to think my niece was anywhere near Mayor's Falafel at 1:30 p.m., but I called her anyway, just to make sure. She was on her way to a concert in Jerusalem.


Others calls that day resulted not in reassurance but in concern escalating to panic and culminating in grief. Hamad, who was from the West Bank village of al-Gharakah, killed nine people who were working in the restaurant, waiting in line for falafel or shwarma, or passing by when he detonated his bomb, including a 47-year-old security guard who stopped him at the entrance, a 29-year-old from Holon whose wife was about to give birth to their third child, and two foreign workers from Romania. The bomb injured about 70 people, including two children, a 60-year-old French tourist, and a 16-year-old American who was critically wounded."


149 posted on 04/19/2006 11:49:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: backhoe; All

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150 posted on 04/20/2006 12:10:52 AM PDT by Cindy
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