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Threat Matrix: October 2006

Posted on 10/01/2006 5:29:13 PM PDT by nwctwx

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Karzai Says bin Laden Not in Afghanistan
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President Hamid Karzai has insisted that Osama bin Laden is not in his country, in the latest installment in a row with the leader of Pakistan who says the Al-Qaeda chief is in Afghanistan.

Other militant leaders including Islamist warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar were also not in the country, Karzai told reporters in a briefing about his visit to the United States that was overshadowed by the spat.

'I can assure you they are not in Afghanistan,' Karzai said yesterday after being asked for his reaction to comments by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf who said Thursday that bin Laden is here.

Musharraf: Bin Laden Is Alive and Hiding in Afghanistan
Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency Comes under Fire

Musharraf Warns West

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Al Qaeda Increasingly Reliant on Media
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“There’s a present for you,” a voice on the other end of the phone said that morning, he recalled. It was a common code whenever his friends and colleagues wanted to share a new broadcast or communiqué from Al Qaeda over the Internet, he said.

Azzam al Amriki Video
September 2, 2006
UBL & 9/11 Hijackers Video
September 10, 2006
Ayman al Zawahri Video
September 11, 2006
Abu Hamza al Muhajir Audio
September 28, 2006
Ayman al Zawahri Video
September 29, 2006

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1 posted on 10/01/2006 5:29:16 PM PDT by nwctwx
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2 posted on 10/01/2006 5:29:48 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: All; JustPiper; tubavil; thecabal; Revel; Kinetic; Donna Lee Nardo; Honestly; ExSoldier; HipShot; ..

Ping to the October 2006 Threat Matrix.

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3 posted on 10/01/2006 5:31:30 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you, Ian.

Great job, as we have come to expect from you. You're the best.


4 posted on 10/01/2006 5:38:05 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: nwctwx
You and others here are doing a superb job in posting information regarding the terror threats. I read them all. Thanks again.

Roger

5 posted on 10/01/2006 5:50:39 PM PDT by afnamvet (It is what it is.)
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To: nwctwx

ping


6 posted on 10/01/2006 5:52:06 PM PDT by phs3
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for all that you do Ian.


7 posted on 10/01/2006 5:52:45 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: nwctwx

Thank You!


8 posted on 10/01/2006 5:58:03 PM PDT by cmsgop ( President Mahmud Ahmadinejad Must Purify Himself in The Waters of Lake Minnetonka)
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To: nwctwx

Note, The link to the PDF report in post #1 should be the following:

http://intelligence.house.gov/Media/PDFS/ExtremistThreat.pdf

Sorry for the error.


9 posted on 10/01/2006 6:00:12 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you!


10 posted on 10/01/2006 6:00:33 PM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !")
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To: nwctwx

Thanks. Great work as always and much appreicated.


11 posted on 10/01/2006 6:20:01 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: nwctwx

Thank you so much!


12 posted on 10/01/2006 6:25:32 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: nwctwx; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; Velveeta

Regarding recent Zawhari tape. Say Laura's logo/website address on a Fox News screen last week when this broke. Yep, been definitely busy. Wahoo.


13 posted on 10/01/2006 6:27:20 PM PDT by Godzilla (No God, No Peace - Know God, Know Peace)
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To: nwctwx

Thanks and applause!


14 posted on 10/01/2006 6:58:03 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: nwctwx

THANK YOU nw.
Your presentation is an excellent thread opener.


15 posted on 10/01/2006 7:09:19 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Godzilla

Yep.


16 posted on 10/01/2006 7:09:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

ON THE NET...

http://www.truthusa.com/911news.html
http://www.truthusa.com/911news2.html
http://www.truthusa.com/911.html


17 posted on 10/01/2006 7:24:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

ON THE NET...

http:://www.clandestineradio.com

http://www.globalcrisiswatch.com
(October 2, 2006)

QUOTE:

October 2, 2006
Global Crisis Watch calls to Washington, Baghdad and Buffalo to tackle the latest al Qaeda video featuring Ayman al-Zawahiri, the curfew and security situation in Iraq, and Islamist advances in Somalia with Dr Walid Phares, author of "Future Jihad," Omar of Iraq The Model, and Dr Abdiweli Ali of Niagara University. Co-hosted by Bill Roggio of The Fourth Rail.


http://www.globalcrisiswatch.com/gcw/gcw_061002.mp3


18 posted on 10/01/2006 7:30:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Correcting a link in post no.18:

http://www.clandestineradio.com


19 posted on 10/01/2006 7:38:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang; penguino; LayoutGuru2; All

Hmmm...interesting.

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20061001.aspx

"Winning: The Joke's on Osama"


20 posted on 10/01/2006 7:40:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: backhoe; piasa; All

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/2006/10/013366print.html
(theaustralian.news.com.au)


October 01, 2006

"Muslim converts answer jihad call"


ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A NETWORK of homegrown converts to radical Islam has emerged as a major terrorist threat in Southeast Asia, teaming up with higher-profile al-Qa'ida offshoots Jemaah Islamiah and Abu Sayyaf to plot attacks on Western and local targets."


21 posted on 10/01/2006 7:47:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

THANKS THANKS.


22 posted on 10/01/2006 7:49:19 PM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: Cindy; Rushmore Rocks; MamaDearest; nwctwx; Godzilla; Velveeta; callmejoe; All
Muslim organizations to hold Islamic forum in Latin America during October

RIYADH, Oct 1 (KUNA) -- The Muslim World League (WML) and the Islamic Organization of Latin America (IOLA) will organize, during the end of October, an international Islamic conference the Argentinean capital, Buenos Aires.

In a press release on Sunday, WML's Secretary-General Dr. Abdullah Al-Turki said the forum was aimed at developing the Islamic-Western dialogue through presetting Islam's virtues and refuting false allegations against it.

The forum's other goals were strengthening ties between Islamic organizations which would support overall coordination and cooperation, as well as exhibiting the history and efforts of Muslim societies in Latin America, he noted.

The three-day conference, he said, would discuss the role of Islam in Latin America, dialogue between civilizations according to Islam, claims against Islam, in addition to the current status and future of Islamic societies in Latin America.

http://www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=909820

23 posted on 10/01/2006 7:49:28 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: tmp02; Godzilla; piasa; All

ON THE NET...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=RUSSIA

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=Oil

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1711884/posts

"Russian oil grab 'puts western supplies at risk'"
Guardian ^ | October 2, 2006 | Terry Macalister

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24 posted on 10/01/2006 7:50:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang

from your article - snippet: "In a press release on Sunday, WML's Secretary-General Dr. Abdullah Al-Turki said the forum was aimed at developing the Islamic-Western dialogue through presetting Islam's virtues and refuting false allegations against it."

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ON THE NET...

http://www.truthusa.com/AllegedInsult.html

http://www.truthusa.com/MoreThanCartoons.html


25 posted on 10/01/2006 7:54:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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AIG launches Islamic insurance business
10/02/2006 12:00 AM (UAE)

Dubai: American International Group (AIG), the world's biggest insurer by market value, launched its Islamic insurance business yesterday that will target some of the world's 1.2 billion Muslims.

AIG said it had set up a new company AIG Takaful headquartered in Bahrain with a capital of $15 million that will provide Sharia compliant insurance solutions or Takaful.

Excerpted

http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Insurance/10071614.html

Somali Islamic Courts expand control near Ethiopian border
October 02, 2006

Fighters of Somali Islamic Courts have seized control of a strategic village in the agriculturally rich area of Lower Shabelle near the Ethiopian border, reports said on Sunday.

Fighters loyal to the Supreme Council of Islamic Courts (SCIC) group routed pro-government militia from the village of Jawill, some 15km from the Ethiopian border on Saturday. The only roads between Ethiopia and central Somalia pass through the village.

SCIC senior leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has vowed to seize more territories.

Excerpted

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200610/02/eng20061002_308092.html

Muslims Bring Voter Registration to Mosques
Date Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2006

About 10,000 have been registered to vote to date but "tens of thousands" more are expected to be signed up before crucial midterm elections on November 7.

DALLAS (Reuters) - American Muslims are setting up voter registration booths in mosques across the United States, echoing a tactic employed by evangelical Christians to support conservative Republican candidates.

Their target: close contests where Muslim voters could make a difference.

"We have set up booths in 150 mosques across the country in the past two weeks," said Mukit Hossain, a political consultant to the Muslim American Society which is behind the drive.

The booths have a computer monitor with a link to a Web site http://www.masvip.org/ to enable Muslims to register on line during Friday prayers.

Excerpted

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=3808

26 posted on 10/01/2006 8:03:55 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: nwctwx
nwctwx, it might be handy to include a map of Iran in the Maps section. [http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=Map+of+IRAN&page=1&offset=1&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3D920e37591aef32b4%26clickedItemRank%3D1%26userQuery%3DMap%2Bof%2BIRAN%26clickedItemURN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.lib.utexas.edu%252Fmaps%252Firan.html%26invocationType%3D-%26fromPage%3DNSCPIndex%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lib.utexas.edu%2Fmaps%2Firan.html]

I have a hunch we'll need one soon................FRegards

27 posted on 10/01/2006 8:08:20 PM PDT by gonzo (.........Good grief!...I'm as confused as a baby in a topless club!.........)
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To: nwctwx

bookmark


28 posted on 10/01/2006 8:08:57 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Cindy
Good article, thanks Cindy. It sure ends on a interesting note:
The chatter also indicates that the new video release may be followed by the long rumored, and oft delayed, "major attack." Either al Qaeda delivers this time, or the organization continues to fade from the Moslem memory.
29 posted on 10/01/2006 8:09:07 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: nwctwx

Dang! I didn't mean to do that - didn't realize the addy was so long - sorry.................FRegards


30 posted on 10/01/2006 8:10:13 PM PDT by gonzo (.........Good grief!...I'm as confused as a baby in a topless club!.........)
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To: callmejoe
Joe, I didn't want to lose your post in the thread change. I hope you don't mind if I repost it here.

As best as I can tell at the moment, this is how I understand it:

1) this 6-year old tape was given to the British newspaper by al Qaeda via proven intermediaries with high level contacts with al Qaeda leadership

2) one of the links in this "chain of custody" was the Jazeera reporter mentioned by Mir (Peter Bergen on CNN vouched for this same reporter a couple hours later)

3) Mir seems to say that this al Jazeera reporter was given this exact same tape years ago by KSM, presumably before his arrest in 2003, and perhaps to prove al Qaeda's direct involvement in the planning of 9/11 when all this was still poorly understood in the year or so after 9/11. But the tape was not intended for public release at that time.

4) U.S. authorities themselves have had this tape for some time (maybe since the time of the KSM arrest in 2003) but did not release it.

5) Mir believes that the decision to release the tape right now, over 6 years since it was made, is significant. And the decision to release this comes directly from UBL himself

6) It was released after *6* years (remember UBL mentioning 9/11 six times in the last tape), and the release took place 2 days after a Zawahiri tape where he repeatedly mentions KSM *12* times - - who coincidentally, was the one who first gave the tape to this "widely respected reporter" possibly years ago. And in his last video in late 2004, UBL made the reference to the "wills and testaments" of the victims of 9/11 that "should be researched and studied" (even though the victims had no time to make such recordings . . . but their attackers did).

7) To my knowledge, Mir has never gone on TV after any of the dozens of UBL and Zawahiri tapes since 9/11 and said "this is a signal for an attack"

1,944 posted on 10/01/2006 3:41:55 PM PDT by callmejoe

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1694213/posts?page=1944#1944

31 posted on 10/01/2006 8:15:51 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: All
RECAP:

FBI.gov - Seeking Information: "NOORDIN MOHAMMAD TOP"

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Focus: "JI's MONEYMAN AND TOP RECRUITER: A PROFILE OF NOORDIN MOHAMMAD TOP" by Zachary Abuza (July 25, 2006) (Read More...)

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Focus: "DULMATIN, JI's TOP TECHNICIAN, TRAINS A NEW GENERATION OF FIGHTERS" by Zachary Abuza (July 5, 2006) (Read More...)

"www.rewardsforjustice.net/english/wanted_captured/index.cfm?page=dulmatin" (Read More...)

"www.rewardsforjustice.net/english/wanted_captured/index.cfm?page=Patek" (Read More...)

32 posted on 10/01/2006 8:19:33 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang
Yep, it's interesting.

OPINION: I don't think UBL is a major player anymore.

I do believe he is and will remain to be a global jihad-jihad-al-qaida-icon-propagandist.

Once he is killed or captured he won't be an active propagandist, but his propaganda will remain.
33 posted on 10/01/2006 8:26:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang; callmejoe
Snippet - QUOTE:

"Mir believes that the decision to release the tape right now, over 6 years since it was made, is significant."

OPINION: I agree.

34 posted on 10/01/2006 8:28:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx
Thanks Ian. Another chapter down in the TM book - the only one I know of that documents day-to-day life in the world as we know it without all the foo-foo "news"!
35 posted on 10/01/2006 8:52:12 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Oorang

Not at all. Some clarifications/additions:

The name of the al Jazeera journalist is Yosri Fouda.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1780548.ece

Just as Mir seems to have high level access to al Qaeda having been the last to interview UBL, Fouda was able to interview KSM after 9/11 (before his capture).

http://usinfo.state.gov/media/Archive/2005/Jan/14-610042.html

" . . . Several months later, senior al- Qaeda official Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confirmed that al Qaeda had carried out the attacks. In April 2002, Al-Jazeera reporter Yosri Fouda interviewed Khalid, who proposed the September 11 scheme to bin Laden, and Ramzi Binalshibh, who played a key role in the preparation for 9/11. Fouda asked Khalid if al Qaeda was responsible for the September 11 attacks and Khalid confirmed that it was:

"Fouda summoned every thread of experience, looked Khalid in the eye and asked: ‘Did you do it [the September 11 attacks]?' But Khalid didn't flinch.

‘No filming today,' he declared, ‘and you do not have to worry about a camera or a cameraman for tomorrow. We will provide everything.'

Ramzi added his own detail of the arrangements: ‘You will be going straight from here to your flight whenever we are done.'"

Then, with little fanfare, Khalid got down to business by making an announcement that hit Fouda like a heavyweight punch. "I am the head of the al Qaeda military committee," he said, "and Ramzi is the coordinator of the Holy Tuesday operation. And yes, we did it." [Masterminds of Terror, Yosri Fouda and Nick Fielding (New York: Arcade Publishing, 2003), p. 38.]" . . .


Hamid Mir also said that Fouda was given this pre-9/11 videotape by KSM (likely at this meeting in 2002). Then in the past few days, al Qaeda apparently gave Fouda another copy of the tape, this time to distribute to the media.

On CNNi this evening, Fouda explained why it was important for al Qaeda to bring Atta to Afghanistan in 2000 to make sure he was up to the job. UBL was depending on Atta to hold the plot together since Fouda described the rest of the hijackers-in-waiting as "dumb and dumber". The same CNN story indicated that another copy of this tape may have been picked up separately by the U.S. in 2001 in the weeks after the invasion.

And the video display on the tape shows 08/01/2000 (January 8, 2000).

That meant this was then taped on Eid al Fitr - - the last day of Ramadan.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-524-2382788-524,00.html

I also just remembered that other pre-9/11 videotape showing many of the 9/11 plotters in Afghanistan (that had also been held for "6" years then released) was released on the very same day that the al Masri/al Muhajir audiotape was released (on 9/7/06) marking the 15 day countdown to Ramadan (9/23).


36 posted on 10/01/2006 8:54:43 PM PDT by callmejoe
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To: Oorang
Welcome back Oorang! Missed you!

Terrorism - blood and guts via the Taliban

Snip: "We had to manoeuvre across open ground for 200 metres. The scene was like a human abattoir. We fought off the Taliban, but were too late to save the French guys. All of us were shaking when we were flown back to base. One of the Afghan survivors said the French had been tied up, then gutted alive by the Taliban. It was one of the most shocking things I had ever heard."

Muslim accosts paratrooper in hospital

Snip: A paratrooper wounded in Afghanistan was threatened by a Muslim visitor to the British hospital where he is recovering. Seriously wounded soldiers have complained that they are worried about their safety after being left on wards that are open to the public at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham.

37 posted on 10/01/2006 9:12:53 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: All
RECAP:

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Monitor: "IRAN'S TERRORIST ASSET: A HISTORY OF IMAD MUGNIYAH" by Carl Anthony Wege (September 8, 2006) (Read More...)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com (WEEKLY STANDARD): "MIND OF MUGNIYEH" by Dan Darling (July 25, 2006 (Read More...)

FBI.gov - MOST WANTED TERRORISTS - WANTED POSTER: "IMAD FAYEZ MUGNIYAH" aka "Hajj" (VIEW POSTER; Read More.)

"www.waronline.org/terror/bin%20laden/mugniyah-2.jpg" (VIEW PHOTO. Click Here.)


38 posted on 10/01/2006 9:23:51 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/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=1388


U.S.-Iraqi Raids Net Terrorists, Unexploded IEDs

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers today captured a person suspected of complicity in recent murders and kidnappings during a raid in northeastern Baghdad, while another Iraqi operation conducted yesterday near Mahmudiyah netted two suspected terrorists, according to Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.
The person caught in today’s Iraqi military operation is believed to be involved with illegal militias and improvised explosive bomb attacks against civilians, officials said. The raid was conducted in conjunction with Operation Together Forward, officials said, with the goal of catching criminals inciting sectarian violence, denying them safe havens and providing for a safe and secure Iraq.

In yesterday’s operation conducted near Mahmudiyah, soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, had observed two suspects carrying more weapons than the law allows and detained them.

In another, separate incident yesterday, U.S. soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered an IED on the side of a road in Baghdad’s Doura neighborhood. Two more unexploded IEDs were also found. An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the IEDs without incident or casualties.


39 posted on 10/01/2006 9:36:30 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thanks so much, Ian.
I have to catch up on the last thread, then catch up here. :-)


40 posted on 10/01/2006 10:23:56 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All
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41 posted on 10/01/2006 11:27:41 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx; All

BOOK:

"Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice (Hardcover)
by John Ashcroft (Author)"

http://www.amazon.com/Never-Again-Securing-Restoring-Justice/dp/1599956802/ref=pd_sxp_f_r/002-5862037-0820825?ie=UTF8


42 posted on 10/01/2006 11:45:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.townhall.com/columnists/JohnAshcroft/2006/10/02/never_again_the_moral_imperative_for_toughness

"Never Again: The Moral Imperative for Toughness"
TOWNHALL.COM EXCLUSIVE
By John Ashcroft
Monday, October 2, 2006


SNIPPET: "Townhall.com Exclusive: a chapter from Never Again, the newly released book by former Attorney General John Ashcroft.

The United States will suffer more terrorist attacks during this war with al Qaeda. They are fanatical, relentless, and patient. Their leadership is scattered, killed, or captured; their safe have in Afghanistan is destroyed; their command and control structure has disintegrated. We are now at war with a diffuse, loosely organized network, united and motivated by a hatred for our nation and our core values. They are fed spiritually by bin Laden, and thrive in our society on the basic liberties they loath. The advance of civilization has dispersed technology, information, and destructive capacity so thoroughly that their network easily exploits these advances for their cause. This network will hit us again when they can.

I fear most the al Qaeda network’s access to weapons of mass destruction, because if they have them, they will use them. But we must concede that if al Qaeda shifted its focus in the United States form spectacular attacks against national symbols to “soft targets” such as schools, subways, and shopping centers, they would be more difficult to stop. Their affiliated networks have launched successful attacks on “soft targets” in other countries such as Spain, Great Britain, and Russia since 9/11. They have planned such attacks in the United States, but so far, they have failed. We can expect them to try again.

One simple but difficult principle provides the opportunity for the United States to achieve “never again.” That is: The will to win. The will to do whatever is necessary within the Constitution to protect America separates us from more death and destruction within our shores. It is the will to sacrifice, to persevere in the face of adversity and criticism just as generations of Americans did before us. It is no guarantee, but if we falter, grow complacent, or fail to do what we can, we give the terrorist network opportunities that, with time and patience, they will exploit to kill more innocent Americans."


43 posted on 10/02/2006 12:05:45 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

True.

I don't know where the will to win is vis a vis fighting against the determination to trash our Republic on the part of the globalists like the leading DIMRATS; Scuba Teddy; the Treasonous Klintoons; Puhlousey; Boxerface; . . . the list of clearly guilty traitors goes on and on and on.

Dreadful.


44 posted on 10/02/2006 12:48:02 AM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: Quix

"I don't know where the will to win is..."

The will to win starts with people like us, leos and other alphabets who are doing heavy lifting that we'll never know about (for the most part), and of course our great military.

As for people who are against America -- inside and outside of our country; shine the spotlight on them for all of us to see what we're up against.


45 posted on 10/02/2006 12:56:49 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I'm all for that.

And I try to do as much of it as I can manage and get away with and some I may not even get away with . . . One has to do what one can in desperate times, imho.


46 posted on 10/02/2006 1:02:09 AM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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INTELLIGENCE-SUMMIT.blogspot.com (ABC NEWS): "AMERICAN AL QAEDA SPOTTED IN PAKISTAN" (September 18, 2006)

HOTAIR.com - HOT AIR TV (Video - Blog): "SPENCER PWNS GADAHN" (September 13, 2006)

HOT AIR.com: "VIDEO: AL QAEDA TELLS US TO CONVERT OR DIE" (September 2, 2006)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "THE 'AZZAM' THREAT: A PRELUDE TO FUTURE JIHAD IN AMERICA" by Walid Phares (September 2, 2006)

stepping back in time...FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE NEW FACE OF AL-QAEDA" (June 1, 2004)

47 posted on 10/02/2006 1:11:49 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Quix

It is interesting times.


48 posted on 10/02/2006 1:12:59 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; Oorang; penguino; All

ON THE NET...

http://internet-haganah.org/hmedia/26sep06-salafy_forums.html


49 posted on 10/02/2006 1:50:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; nwctwx; All

http://internet-haganah.com/harchives/005734.html

26 September 2006
"www.saff.ba: representing radical Islam in Bosnia"

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=bosnia

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1711977/posts


Opportunities and the Rise of Islamic Extremism in the North Caucasus, Balkans and Turkey
http://www.balkanalysis.com/2006/10/01/limited-opportunities-and-the-rise-of-islamic-extremism-in-the-north-caucasus-balkans-and-turkey/ ^

Posted on 10/02/2006 1:40:31 AM PDT by kronos77

The most recent concern regarding radical Islam in the Balkans is the fear that Al-Qaeda has begun a recruitment campaign of “white Muslims.” The arrest and pending trial of three young men in Bosnia, suspected of planning terrorist attacks on Western targets, has raised questions regarding Bosnia’s vulnerability of becoming a haven for terrorists. The suspects were arrested last October in the Sarajevo suburbs of Butmir and Hadzici.

Since their arrest, Bosnian police has appealed to Scotland Yard and the FBI for forensic assistance to strengthen the case against the men. Jamestown Foundation reports that this particular investigation has extended well beyond Bosnia, signifying the likelihood of a “white Al-Qaeda network” operating across Europe. Though it is highly unlikely that Bosnia would officially support Islamic extremism, it is nevertheless a home to several hundred Arab mujahideen warriors who came to Bosnia during the 1992-95 war to fight on the side of the Bosnian Muslim against the Serbs. Thus, the Jamestown Foundation speculates, Bosnia’s institutional weaknesses, primarily its decentralized power centers, and its wartime history of cooperation with Arab mujahideen could make it an easy and symbolic recruitment point for a new, “white Al-Qaeda” network.

The situation was aggravated by the recent decision by Bosnian authorities to deport 50 naturalized citizens, mostly former Islamic fighters. The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) State Commission for the Revision of Decisions on Naturalization of Foreign Citizens began its work of reviewing the status of citizens who acquired BiH citizenship between April 1992 and January 2006 in March 2006. Around 1,500 people could potentially be affected by the work of this commission. However, the commission has yet to locate most of the people on its lists, as their coordinates are currently unavailable to the government.

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


50 posted on 10/02/2006 1:57:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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