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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - June 2006

Posted on 06/01/2006 7:04:43 PM PDT by nwctwx

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Al-Qaeda's Long March to War
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In recent weeks, media reports from both Iraq and Afghanistan have suggested the appearance of a slow evolution of the Islamist insurgents' tactics in the direction of the battlefield deployment of larger mujahideen units that attack "harder" facilities.

These attacks are not replacing small-unit attacks, ambushes, kidnappings, assassinations and suicide bombings in either country, but rather seem to be initial and tentative forays toward another stage of fighting.

Karzai Condemns U.S. Troops Using Gunfire

Taliban Kill, Kidnap Dozens of Afghan Police

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1 posted on 06/01/2006 7:04:50 PM PDT by nwctwx
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2 posted on 06/01/2006 7:05:13 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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Ping to TM #37 (June 2006)


3 posted on 06/01/2006 7:07:06 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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Ping to TM #37 (June 2006)


4 posted on 06/01/2006 7:07:59 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

Thanks, Ian.

I'm sure that I am not alone when I tell you how very proud of you we all are.

Great job, as usual.


5 posted on 06/01/2006 7:13:36 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: nwctwx

Thanks, locked and linked.


6 posted on 06/01/2006 7:14:01 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: nwctwx

Wow! I am speechless - and those of you who know me know that is rare!

Thank you SO much.


7 posted on 06/01/2006 7:18:45 PM PDT by StillProud2BeFree (http://www.lauramansfield.com/)
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To: nwctwx

Ian,

Your work is done with excellence. Thank you!


8 posted on 06/01/2006 7:21:41 PM PDT by jer33 3
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To: Admin Moderator

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9 posted on 06/01/2006 7:23:14 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: All; Rushmore Rocks
I owe a lot to you all here... :-)

I have a bunch of notes from the Michael Chertoff speech today at work, I might try to type some out later. Transcripts should be along tomorrow morning at some point (I will post links here). It was quite an interesting event.


DHS Chief Justifies Funding Cuts To NYC, Washington

He didn’t have to be asked.

Unprompted, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff commenced to explain how the $125 million his agency is giving New York City is not really a cut from the $207 million the city received last year in homeland security funding.

“We look at it cumulatively,” Chertoff offered June 1, a day after his agency announced grants to dozens of U.S. cities.

Over the past four years, New York has received a half billion dollars to bolster its ability to prevent, and if necessary, respond to terrorist attacks. That’s five times more than the second-most funded city, Los Angeles, Chertoff said in address to the Brookings Institution in Washington.

And since 2003, New York’s share of the total in grants handed out has been about 18 percent — the same as the city’s share of the total this year, he said.

The secretary arrived for his talk armed with arguments and statistics amid uproar from states and localities that felt shortchanged May 31 when they were told their share of $1.7 billion given in grants to localities and states.

The loudest outcry came from New York, whose politicians interpreted the $125 million as a 40 percent slash in homeland security support.

“A knife in the back of New York,” cried Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who vowed in the New York Times to “make them very sorry they made this decision.”

Unhappiness reigned in Washington, too, where a $46 million grant was decried as a $31 million cut from last year’s sum.

Chertoff called the allotments “fair to New York” and to other localities.

He said his agency has been trying to improve security in New York and other vulnerable cities for several years, and now it is time to invest in localities that have received little or no assistance so far.

New York is still considered the No. 1 target for terrorists by the Department of Homeland Security, Chertoff said. Los Angeles is No. 2. But so much money has already been granted to those cities that giving them more this year would lead to only marginal improvements, he said. The same money given to other cities that have been less well-funded would yield major security improvements, he said.

“We’re trying to make sure we’re not neglecting cities” that have received little so far, Chertoff said.

Louisville, Omaha, Charlotte, Newark and Jersey City each received substantial percentage increases. Although at $8.5 million for the first three and $34 million in a combined grant for the two New Jersey cities, all still fell far short of New York City in actual dollars.

Louisville, Omaha, Charlotte, Newark and Jersey City each received substantial percentage increases. Although at $8.5 million for the first three and $34 million in a combined grant for the two New Jersey cities, all still fell far short of New York City in actual dollars.

Louisville, Omaha, Charlotte, Newark and Jersey City each received substantial percentage increases. Although at $8.5 million for the first three and $34 million in a combined grant for the two New Jersey cities, all still fell far short of New York City in actual dollars.

10 posted on 06/01/2006 7:23:36 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

THANK YOU nw.


11 posted on 06/01/2006 7:24:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

screwed that up, lol.


12 posted on 06/01/2006 7:24:20 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: StillProud2BeFree

Your work deserves all the credit it can get, glad to help.


13 posted on 06/01/2006 7:24:59 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

verrrrrryyyyyyyyyy impressive........


14 posted on 06/01/2006 7:28:34 PM PDT by bitt ("guests, particularly uninvited ones, are not in a position to make demands...")
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To: nwctwx

Thanks.


15 posted on 06/01/2006 7:29:07 PM PDT by null and void (Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, a sense of humor is just common sense, dancing)
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RECAP: Adding 3 links to your post no. 10:

DHS.gov - Press Release: "DHS ANNOUNCES $1.7 BILLION IN HOMELAND SECURITY GRANTS" (May 31, 2006)

"www.dhs.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/grants_st-local_fy06.pdf"

"www.dhs.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/states.htm"

16 posted on 06/01/2006 7:30:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Would love to hear all about it. You have an exciting job.

South Dakota really doesn't need much from Homeland Security. All we have here is Mt. Rushmore and a whole bunch of conservatives. Since we have so few, dark swarthy types really stand out and would immediately become targets of interest. We look out for each other around here and seldom depend on government "help".


17 posted on 06/01/2006 7:38:51 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Cindy
US Homeland Security Chief: Protecting New York Remains Priority

The mayors of New York and Washington have denounced the new grant levels, announced Wednesday, that cut federal security assistance to their cities by 40 percent from the previous year. New York, which received a $207 million grant in 2005, will see funding drop to $124 million this year.

Washington's security grant falls to $46 million, down from $77 million. Such funds have been used to boost vigilance of landmarks and high-risk targets, purchase equipment, and improve the training and capabilities of emergency responders in the event of a terrorist attack or a similar catastrophe.

Responding to criticism over the funding levels, Secretary Chertoff says New York's 2006 grant is roughly equivalent to the average funding the city has received in recent years. Speaking at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based public policy organization, Chertoff said it is misleading to compare this year's funding with 2005, when the grant more than quadrupled from the previous year.

"We have consistently ranked New York as the number-one risk locality in the country," said Mr. Chertoff. "And for that reason, over the past four years of just this single program, we have awarded more than $500 million to New York. That is more than twice the money given to the next-highest ranked city, which is Los Angeles."

Chertoff also noted that, in an interconnected nation, boosting security in one area can have a positive impact elsewhere. He said, for instance, it is in New York's interest to protect power plants outside the city that feed the power grid on which the city relies.

Nevertheless, Chertoff did acknowledge that the overall 2006 budget for federal security grants is lower than it was last year. He said the Department of Homeland Security has tough choices to make in deciding how to allocate limited resources.

"We cannot protect every single person at every moment at every place against every threat," he explained. "What we have to do is manage the risk. And that means we have to evaluate consequence, vulnerability and threat in order to determine what is the most cost-effective way of maximizing security. And that means that there are going to be some elements of security that will not necessarily get full coverage."

Chertoff said much work remains to be done in protecting the United States from terrorists and other threats. For example, he said his department aims to boost port and railroad security in an unobtrusive way that does not impede the economy.

He also noted that June 1 marked the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. Chertoff said, at present, the United States is better prepared to deal with natural disasters than it was last year, when the initial federal response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans was almost-universally criticized as lacking.
18 posted on 06/01/2006 7:38:52 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
I've definitely enjoyed it thus far... it's almost like still being in school (with less homework!).

Looking out for each other is important, as is being prepared.

Chertoff pointed out (paraphrasing) that:

Preparedness is uneven, we must recognize that state and local government are the first responders in all but the most extreme consequences. Local and state government know the population/geography and can help citizens better than the federal government (short term). A big requirement in any disaster or emergency is individual contribution. People should be prepared for 48-72+ hours "on their own." Family planning is crucial, and people should listen to evacuation orders (especially important with Hurricane season back upon us). If able bodied people do not plan, they are hurting the chances of everyone (especially those who really need assistance) when it comes to response from the government.
19 posted on 06/01/2006 7:54:22 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

Thanks, Ian. Lurking but vigilant here.


20 posted on 06/01/2006 7:55:45 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Truth is the new lie.)
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 06/01/2006 8:10:50 PM PDT by cibco (www.streachfuelmileage.shorturl.com)
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To: nwctwx

"Chertoff said much work remains to be done in protecting the United States from terrorists and other threats. For example, he said his department aims to boost port and railroad security in an unobtrusive way that does not impede the economy."

Yep.


22 posted on 06/01/2006 8:15:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE NET...

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23 posted on 06/01/2006 8:21:02 PM PDT by Cindy
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RECAP:

CBS NEWS.com (60 MINUTES): "DIRE PREDICTIONS FROM OSAMA'S BODY GUARD" (April 2, 2006) (Read More...)

THE COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG: "AL QAEDA'S MASTER PLAN" -Posted by Olivier Guitta (April 3, 2006) (Read More...)



OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com (JPOST.com): "NOT THE FIRST FLIER FROM AL-QAIDA IN GAZA" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The flier further said that the Al Quds Islamic Army was affiliated with Al Qaida, and would act under orders from Osama Bin-Laden or Abu Musab Zarqawi, Israel Radio reported.") (May 10, 2006) (Read More...)
WorldNetDaily.com: Jerusalem - "CLERIC SAYS CHRISTIANS 'ADOPTED SATAN AS GOD' Pro-Israel denominations should be expelled from 'world church,' says PA Muslim leader" by Aaron Klein ) (May 9, 2006) (Read More...)

JPOST.com: "SLAIN AL-QAIDA AIDE WAS PALESTINIAN" by Khaled Abu Toameh (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The sources identified the man as Husam Abu Baker, 32. They said his family, which lives in the village of Ya'bad near Jenin, was notified about his death only this week. His father, Abdel Latif, said he last saw his son about 10 years ago. The family was then living in Saudi Arabia when Husam left the kingdom to join al-Qaida in Afghanistan. Husam, according to village residents, was married to Fatmeh. the daughter of Ayman Zawahiri, the number-two man in al-Qaida.") (Updated April 23, 2006) (Read More...)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "JIHADISTS' MESSAGE TO ISRAEL AT NEW YORK RALLY: 'THE MUSHROOM CLOUD IS ON ITS WAY!'" (April 22, 2006) (Read More...)

"NEFA FOUNDATION.org" (Note: Watch Video.)

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5BPVF1C5LE" (Note: Watch Video.)

OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com (WASHINGTON POST/AP): "AL-QAEDA: 'ELIMINATING ISRAEL IS THE DUTY OF EVERY BELIEVER'" (April 14, 2006) (Read More...)

A Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding an AP article via BREITBART.com: "ISRAEL MAY BE NEXT AL-AQAIDA BATTLEGROUND" by Steven Gutkin (March 22, 2006) (Read More...)

MEMRITV.org - Video Clip No. 1107 - Transcript: "PALESTINIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MAHMOUD AL-ZAHAR DEFENDS 'MARTYRDOM-SEEKING OPERATIONS'" (April 6, 2006) (Read More...)

WorldNetDaily.com: "PALESTINIANS CHARGED WITH MEMBERSHIP IN AL-QAIDA Indictments stokes fears jihad group infiltrated Israel, poised to attack" by Aaron Klein (March 21, 2006) (Read More...)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog (JPOST.com): "PALESTINIAN TERROR GANG THREATENS US, EUROPE" (May 16, 2006) (Read More...)

24 posted on 06/01/2006 8:26:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1641623/posts

"Iran ready to talk with US, but won't halt enrichment - foreign minister"
Forbes ^ | 6/1/06 | AFX News Limited

Posted on 06/01/2006 2:02:12 AM PDT by jankp

TEHRAN (AFX) -

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1641609/posts?page=8#8


25 posted on 06/01/2006 8:35:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thanks, BTTT!


26 posted on 06/01/2006 8:37:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: nwctwx; All

Thanks Ian. Outstanding. Thanks to all contributors.


27 posted on 06/01/2006 8:41:56 PM PDT by PGalt
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Note: The following post is a quote:
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1642121/posts


Police Find Pipe Bombs During Home Search (Nashville)
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-2-2006

Posted on 06/01/2006 8:37:04 PM PDT by blam

Police Find Pipe Bombs During Home Search


Friday June 2, 2006 3:16 AM


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities said they found pipe bombs and a jar containing the potentially deadly poison ricin while searching a home in suburban Nashville.

The ricin was found sealed in a baby food jar in a shed at the home of William Matthews, according to a joint statement Thursday from Nashville police, the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and health officials.

Officials said the jar was sealed and they do not believe the neighborhood was threatened.

Authorities first searched the shed Wednesday after receiving a tip from Matthews' estranged wife. They also found five gun silencers, a bowl containing ricin residue and bomb-making materials.

Matthews, 55, began serving a nine-month jail sentence last week for violating orders of protection taken out by his wife while he was being treated for substance abuse. No charges had been filed Thursday night, but authorities said they were talking with the U.S. Attorney's office.

It was not immediately known whether Matthews had a lawyer.

Ricin is a poisonous protein that can be used as a biological weapon. As little as 500 micrograms of the protein, roughly the amount that fits on the head of a pin, is enough to kill an adult, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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


28 posted on 06/01/2006 8:44:53 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for the ping.


29 posted on 06/01/2006 9:02:02 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: Cindy

"pipe bombs and a jar containing the potentially deadly poison ricin "


I wonder what they planned to do with BOTH?


30 posted on 06/01/2006 9:06:57 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion

Yep, it smacks of creative criminality.


31 posted on 06/01/2006 9:09:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: copguy; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; nwctwx; All

http://www.rhinelanderdailynews.com/articles/2006/05/31/news/local_news/news01.txt

Site last updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Local News

"Judge rejects motion to suppress evidence against man linked to Manitowish Waters explosive device case"
By Heather Schaefer - Daily News staff

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A federal judge in Arizona has rejected a motion to suppress evidence in the case of a man arrested in the Northwoods last summer after weapons and other explosive devices were found in his car and residences in Manitowish Waters and Phoenix, Arizona.

Denys Ray Hughes, 59, had asked the court to suppress evidence obtained during the searches of his homes and car.

Hughes was taken into custody last July after he was stopped in Kansas and found to be in possession of glass containers, firearms, reloading supplies and books referencing bomb-making. Following the traffic stop, Hughes' residences in Manitowish Waters and Phoenix were also searched and more suspicious items, including 43 guns and 3,500 castor beans, were found. Castor beans can be milled to make the biological toxin ricin.

He was eventually indicted on two counts of possession of unregistered devices and attempted production of ricin."


32 posted on 06/01/2006 9:11:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.tkb.org/Group.jsp?groupID=3623

"Group Profile:

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Aliases: Tamil Tigers

Base of Operation: Sri Lanka"


33 posted on 06/01/2006 9:20:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Gucho; All

http://www.memritv.org

http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1156
VIDEO CLIP NO. 1156 (with a link to the transcript included)



"#1156 - Taliban Military Commander Mullah Dadallah: We Are in Contact with Iraq Mujahideen. Non-Islamic Countries Offered Help in Defeating the Americans
Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) - 5/31/2006 - 00:09:16"

http://www.memritv.org/Transcript.asp?P1=1156


34 posted on 06/01/2006 9:26:21 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE NET...


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=oil
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=venezuela
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=chavez
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Chavez: Carlos the Jackal 'a good friend'
Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | June 1, 2006 | JORGE RUEDA

Posted on 06/01/2006 9:24:45 PM PDT by HAL9000

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez brought up Carlos the Jackal during a meeting of oil producers Thursday, calling the Venezuela-born terrorist who once took hostages at an OPEC meeting "a good friend."
Carlos, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, gained notoriety during the Cold War for staging a string of bombings and assassinations. He is serving a life sentence for murder in France.

Chavez recalled in his speech how Ramirez once in a letter referred to the Venezuelan leader's 1999 tour of OPEC member states.

He said Carlos, "a good friend," said in the missive from his prison that the tour appeared "hair-raising."

"I will never forget that phrase from Carlos," Chavez said.

~ snip ~


(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


35 posted on 06/01/2006 9:37:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1642143/posts

"Second World War bomb closes airport (London)"
Kuna ^ | 6/1/06

Posted on 06/01/2006 9:45:25 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "LONDON, June 1 (KUNA) -- The London City Airport was closed and train services were halted Thursday after a suspected unexploded Second World War bomb was found on a building site, police said.

The discovery was made at Canning Town, east London, this morning.

Trains were halted on the Docklands Light Railway while there were no flights in and out of London City Airport, which is about a mile and a half from the location of the bomb.

A police spokesman said "This is an ongoing incident and the area has been cordoned off." Britains National Air Traffic Services said all flights had been stopped at the small airport, which serves only UK and European destinations.

Unexploded bombs from the Second World War are frequently still being found in the UK but most are defused safely."


36 posted on 06/01/2006 9:48:44 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.airportbusiness.com/article/article.jsp?id=6678&siteSection=5

Updated: May 30th, 2006 12:08 PM EDT
Home > Airline and Airport Security News
"'Eyes In The Skies' Watch Over Boaters"

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Beginning last weekend, summer boaters on popular Triangle lakes outside Raleigh, N.C., will have lifeguards in the sky.

Each weekend night from about 6 to 7 through Labor Day, three-man Civil Air Patrol crews will take off from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and fly low and slow over Jordan, Harris, Wheeler, and Falls lakes looking for stranded boaters or anybody else in distress.

Besides providing a lookout, the "Sundown Patrol" members train for their main missions: emergency searches, rescues and relief for victims of hurricanes and other disasters. The Civil Air Patrol is a volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and a branch of state government.

If the Sundown Patrol spots trouble on the water, it will alert the Coast Guard Auxiliary or have mission staffers at the airport signal local law-enforcement agencies."


37 posted on 06/01/2006 10:21:09 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.icc-ccs.org/prc/piracyreport.php

"Weekly Piracy Report"
23-29 May 2006

SNIPPET: "The following is a summary of the daily reports broadcast by the IMB's Piracy Reporting Centre to ships in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions on the SafetyNET service of Inmarsat-C from 23 to 29 May 2006.

ALERT

Chittagong anchorage, Bangladesh
Twenty incidents have been reported since 28.01.2006. Pirates are targeting ships preparing to anchor. Ships are advised to take extra precautions."


38 posted on 06/01/2006 10:27:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50468
"Bin Laden family gave $1 million to Carter
Ex-president reportedly met with terror leader's brothers in 2000"
Posted: June 2, 2006


39 posted on 06/01/2006 10:34:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE NET...

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE 10" (June 1, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE 9"  (June 1, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "WATCHING THE WATCHERS" (May 31, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE 8" (May 31, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE 7" (May 31, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE 6" (May 30, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE 5" (May 30, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE 4" (May 29, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE 3" (May 28, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE 2" (May 27, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "REUTERS DEATH THREAT UPDATE" (May 27, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "WE GOT MAIL FROM REUTERS (Bumped)" (May 26, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - Weblog: "WE GOT MAIL FROM REUTERS (Bumped)" (May 25, 2006)

40 posted on 06/01/2006 11:46:25 PM PDT by Cindy
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The Mafia's Shadow Kingdom: Across Latin America, governments capitulate to gangsters
spiegel ^ | May 22, 2006, 04:09 PM | Jens Glüsing in Rio de Janeiro

Posted on 06/01/2006 11:56:40 PM PDT by dennisw

Recent violence in Sao Paulo may just be the tip of the iceberg: Many parts of Brazil and indeed across Latin America, governments have capitulated to gangsters, and the rise of organized crime could end the recent leftward shift across Latin America.

Garbage containers block the road into slum district Vigario Geral, one of the most dangerous favelas in Rio de Janeiro. A visitor approaches the barricade, two youths appear from the shadow of a nearby building. They're carrying machine guns, and handguns are tucked into their pants. "You want to go to church, right?" the older of the two asks the stranger politely. "We'll take you there -- we're registered."

A boy rolls the containers aside. The youths deposit their Kalashnikov rifles on the backseat of a taxi and direct the driver through the labyrinthine streets. Father Marco Freitas receives his guest in front of the congregation room of Assembleia de Deus, Protestant sect. The priest knows the two youths: "They respect me; they often come to the service. It's only during police raids that things get dangerous."

But police raids rarely occur. "We're usually warned in advance," the youths point out. They escort the visitor back to the highway onramp and say goodbye. This is where their territory ends and the Brazil of law and order begins -- the Brazil of "asphalt," as the drug mafia calls it.

The slum Vigario Geral is part of a shadowy kingdom of drug gangs and their heavily armed footmen. The territory isn't marked on any map. Paramilitary gangsters control most of Rio's roughly 700 favelas. They've built a parallel government -- like the ones in Sao Paulo prisons, the slums of Caracas and Medellin, and the streets of Acapulco and Mexico City.

Organized crime is on the rise across Latin America.

(Excerpt) Read more at service.spiegel.de ...


41 posted on 06/02/2006 12:21:52 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1642075/posts

"Haditha Doctor Was Arrested, Hates US Too"
Sweetness & Light ^ | June 1, 2006 | N/A

Posted on 06/01/2006 6:44:37 PM PDT by Sam Hill


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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1642134/posts

"Haditha: Blood Money, Lies and Videotape?"
Front Page Mag ^ | June 2, 2006 | Andrew Walden

Posted on 06/01/2006 9:09:03 PM PDT by beaversmom


42 posted on 06/02/2006 2:00:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE NET...

BBC NEWS
http://www.bbcnews.com

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"Man shot in anti-terrorism raid"
BBC news ^

Posted on 06/02/2006 1:54:17 AM PDT by marthemaria

Last Updated: Friday, 2 June 2006, 08:49 GMT 09:49 UK

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Man shot in anti-terrorism raid

Police have cordoned off three roads in the area A man has been shot by police during a raid carried out under the Terrorism Act, Scotland Yard has said. He was taken to a nearby hospital after police searched a house in Forest Gate, east London. His injuries are not life-threatening.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody at a central London police station.

The operation, early on Friday morning, was not linked to the London bombings of July 2005, police added.

The decision to launch the raid followed discussions between MI5, the anti-terrorist branch and the Health Protection Agency.

Roads closed

Police officers in protective clothing have moved into the terraced house in Lansdown Road in what is being described as a "precautionary measure".

Several people who were in the house at the time of the raid have been moved to other premises. They have not been arrested.

Lansdown Road, and neighbouring Rothsay Road and Prestbury Road, are all currently closed.

"At this stage there is nothing to suggest members of the public in the immediate area are at risk," Scotland Yard said in a statement.

"If we believe there is a potential risk, appropriate action will be taken and advice issued."

The home secretary has been kept fully informed of all developments since the operation began

Home Office spokesman

According to BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw, the raids follow an investigation into international terrorism targeting the UK.

Security sources have described the Forest Gate raid as "potentially significant" and said it followed months of surveillance.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed and is investigating."


43 posted on 06/02/2006 2:08:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1642174/posts

"The Terrorist Round-up for 6/2/06"
6/2/06

Posted on 06/02/2006 12:51:07 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter


44 posted on 06/02/2006 2:12:13 AM PDT by Cindy
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Army crash kills 4
The Moultrie Observer ^ | June 01, 2006 11:15 pm | Lori Glenn

Posted on 06/02/2006 2:04:11 AM PDT by leadpenny

One survivor after helicopter clips tower

Lori Glenn

DOERUN — Four Army soldiers died in a helicopter crash after it clipped a television transmitting tower early Thursday morning. Amazingly, a fifth crew member walked away from the wreckage.

Just after 8 a.m., the MH-47 Chinook helicopter en route from Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah to Ft. Rucker, Ala., hit the WFXL tower just off Ga. Highway 270 east of Doerun during a routine training flight. The military has yet to confirm the cause of the accident. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center from Fort Rucker is investigating.

All on board were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Hunter Army Airfield.

The Chinook, a helicopter with a front and rear rotor, appeared to have hit the tower with a rotor about 60 feet from the top of the 1,000-foot structure, taking a chunk out of the tower plus snapping a guy wire in the process. The WFXL tower stands alongside a WALB transmitting tower, which was not damaged. With one guy wire missing, the WFXL tower now has a slight, but dangerous, tilt.

The helicopter hit the tower with such force that three large pieces of the craft plus debris were slung over a quarter mile, witnesses and rescue workers confirmed. The Observer was able to see the cockpit, which was in the same cow pasture as the towers next to a fence lined with oaks and facing somewhat northeast.

(Excerpt) Read more at moultrieobserver.com ...


45 posted on 06/02/2006 2:21:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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Bunga, Bunga, Bunga!

It was established on Death Threat thread #7 that Bungholio's name is to be abbreviated:

(_*_)

Draw you own conclusions. The Lizardoids at LGF seem to have as rude a sense of humor as I do...


46 posted on 06/02/2006 3:01:20 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Well I tell you backhoe; when it comes to cut throat talk, I like to follow the discussion to the very end. So, we'll just follow along here until it gets resolved.


47 posted on 06/02/2006 3:04:58 AM PDT by Cindy
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Well, I tell you backhoe; when it comes to cut throat talk, I like to follow the discussion to the very end. So, we'll just follow along here until it gets resolved.

Yes, there's some dissent over there from those thinking the Death Threat updates are hogging the discussion of other matters, but I'm of the opinion that it needs to be taken seriously.

In it's own right, and then there is the pointed question, "how can Reuters be taken seriously as a news source if its corporate culture enables, or at least tolerates, such nastiness?"

48 posted on 06/02/2006 3:09:38 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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This IS important in its own right.

It's time the rest of the world sees what kind of email is sent.
That's why I post some of it here from various sites on the net.


49 posted on 06/02/2006 3:15:39 AM PDT by Cindy
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It's time the rest of the world sees what kind of email is sent. That's why I post some of it here from various sites on the net.

Indeed, and that's a valuable service you provide.

I've found the "comments" sections of the blogs which enable them to be very helpful in fact-checking and providing relevant links and quotes.

Of course, you have to slog through insults, inside jokes, flame wars, trolls, disruptors, and weirdly off-topic replies, too.

Just like forums...

50 posted on 06/02/2006 3:25:30 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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