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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - June 2006
Posted on 06/01/2006 7:04:43 PM PDT by nwctwx
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"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."
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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...)
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...)
"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
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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 ...
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"pipe bombs and a jar containing the potentially deadly poison ricin "
I wonder what they planned to do with BOTH?
Yep, it smacks of creative criminality.
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"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."
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Aliases: Tamil Tigers
Base of Operation: Sri Lanka"
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"
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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.
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"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."
Updated: May 30th, 2006 12:08 PM EDT
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"'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."
"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.
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."
"Bin Laden family gave $1 million to Carter
Ex-president reportedly met with terror leader's brothers in 2000"
Posted: June 2, 2006