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Threat Matrix: November 2006

Posted on 11/01/2006 8:20:24 PM PST by nwctwx

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The "bombshell" revelation from last April's National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which was leaked to the New York Times in September, was that the war in Iraq had resulted in more terrorism, not less. As reported by United Press International's Claude Salhani, "Did we really need 16 intelligence agencies to tell us that? Ten minutes of watching the newscast of your choice, from Al-Jazeera to Fox News, would be enough to convince most observers." But the key question is why the war has provoked the global Jihad.

One answer has to be the influence in the Arab world of the America-
hating network Al-Jazeera
. The AIM DVD on "Terror Television" shows film footage of captured terrorists saying they came to Iraq to kill Americans because of the words and images on Al-Jazeera.

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1 posted on 11/01/2006 8:20:27 PM PST by nwctwx
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2 posted on 11/01/2006 8:20:42 PM PST 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 November’s Threat Matrix.

Friday will be the 3yr mark since the first thread started and we are still cooking along. I have learned more about the WOT from what people around the country/world have posted here than I ever could have on my own.

Many thanks, to everyone who has made it possible.
3 posted on 11/01/2006 8:21:59 PM PST by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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a bump and a ping

4 posted on 11/01/2006 8:22:23 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: nwctwx

Thank you for your perseverence with this thread, Ian.

5 posted on 11/01/2006 8:23:14 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959)
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To: nwctwx
And, ahem, close your HTML tags before you hit the reply button.

In the old days, an open tag carried to the next reply - that doesn't happen now, does it?

6 posted on 11/01/2006 8:29:47 PM PST by GOPJ (If he (Kerry) were to give personal advice about making it, it to marry rich women-Hanson)
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To: nwctwx

Kim Jong Il seems to be piping down as does Chavez, while Ahmadijad escalates his position.

They are all still at it

7 posted on 11/01/2006 8:35:01 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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good question - i've never tried... i would guess it does not

8 posted on 11/01/2006 8:37:38 PM PST by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: mylife
They are all still at it

yup, no real signs of them getting tired of it either
9 posted on 11/01/2006 8:38:48 PM PST by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

We have a tremendous amount of resources engaged with ahmadinejad in the gulf. I pray we are watching those other 2 loons

10 posted on 11/01/2006 8:46:00 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: nwctwx
A big part of the threat matrix is that the liberals are in a position to possibly capture one or both houses of congress. Terrorists and others who wish us the worst will be watching this election and will plan accordingly afterward.
11 posted on 11/01/2006 9:03:53 PM PST by KoRn
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for all yoru excellent hard work and fine results.


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To: nwctwx

THANK YOU very much nw for this new thread.

13 posted on 11/01/2006 9:24:40 PM PST by Cindy
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RECAP: Washington - "VENEZUELAN IDs HELP TERRORISTS ENTER U.S. Chavez provides support to Middle Easterners headed north, charges congressional report" (October 26, 2006) "UN SACRIFICIO POR LA CAUSA DE ALLAH" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Since we first reported on Hizballah's Latin American offspring, it appeared to be a strictly Venezuelan phenomenon. Since then, however, new shoots have sprung up in El Salvador and in Chiapas in southern Mexico. To say that these folks are not "real Hizballah" is true to a point. We are used to thinking of Hizballah as a strictly-controlled entity of Lebanese origin operating at the behest of the Iranian regime. It is possible that no one is more surprised than Hizballah Lebanon to learn that they have given rise to Latin American affiliates, but they have. If there is one thing Iran and Hizballah could use right now, it's operatives who are not Iranian, not Lebanese, not obviously Arab or Persian - people who are more likely to be able to travel below the radar. Guys like this (sans the bomb - we're sure the Revolutionary Guards can hook the brother up with something more effective when he gets to his final destination): There is no reason to think anything good will come from all this.") (October 25, 2006)






14 posted on 11/01/2006 9:30:21 PM PST by Cindy
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: Before, During and After

15 posted on 11/01/2006 9:33:10 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thank you once again Ian!

16 posted on 11/01/2006 9:38:33 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Velveeta; all4one; callmejoe; nwctwx; All

Note: The "hooligans" are at it again.


"Germans set up task force against hooliganism"
31 October 2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Frankfurt (dpa) - Senior German football officials agreed Tuesday on a "task force" to fight hooliganism and racism in and around the country's stadiums.

The agreement between the heads of the German Football Federation (DFB) and German Football League (DFL) follows several incidents of fan violence and racist chants this season.

Although the World Cup in Germany this summer passed off largely peacefully, German football officials have been dismayed to see an increase in hooliganism this season."

17 posted on 11/01/2006 9:43:10 PM PST by Cindy
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Note: The following post is a quote:

November 01, 2006

Pakistan court acquits U.S. consulate car bomb convicts
Friend and Ally Update from Reuters, with thanks to DFS:

KARACHI (Reuters) - A Pakistani high court on Tuesday acquitted four Islamist militants who had been convicted of taking part in a suicide car bomb attack on the U.S. consulate in the southern city of Karachi in mid-2002, a defence lawyer said.
Twelve Pakistanis were killed and 43 people were injured in the attack. No consulate staff were killed.

An anti-terrorism court had sentenced the four suspected members of a shadowy militant group to either death or life imprisonment in 2003.

The government had sought capital punishment for all of them, but after an appeal hearing the high court decided instead on Tuesday to acquit them.

"The court ruled that the eyewitness accounts and evidence given by security officials was flawed and overturned the earlier sentences," Abdul Waheed Katpar, a defence lawyer, told Reuters.

The men were alleged to be members of the militant group Harkat-ul-Mujahideen al-Almi, a splinter faction of the outlawed Harkat-ul Mujahideen which is fighting Indian rule in the disputed Kashmir region.

Posted by Robert at November 1, 2006 11:03 AM

18 posted on 11/01/2006 9:49:33 PM PST by Cindy
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Not at the National Virtual Translation Center"


19 posted on 11/01/2006 9:59:48 PM PST by Cindy
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"US Govt. Agencies Play Catch Up with Cyber Security"
October 31, 2006
Vox Populi, Jim Kouri
by Jim Kouri, CPP

20 posted on 11/01/2006 10:06:59 PM PST by Cindy
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"The lovesong of Mohammed El-Baradei"
November 1st, 2006
by James Lewis

21 posted on 11/01/2006 10:10:24 PM PST by Cindy
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22 posted on 11/01/2006 10:16:41 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar; Old Sarge; Jeff Head; JohnathanRGalt; abu afak; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; nwctwx; ...


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Iran tests Shahab-3 ballistic missiles
AFP via translation | November 2, 2006

Posted on 11/01/2006 10:12:02 PM PST by HAL9000

Military operations: Iran carries out shootings of ballistic missiles

TEHERAN (Iran) - Iran carried out its first shootings of ballistic missiles Shahab-3 with a load with fragmentation at the beginning of the started operations of scale Thursday morning, brought back Iranian television Al-Alam.

"Of the Shahab missiles, with a load with fragmentation, able to have a range of 2.000 km, were drawn from the desert located in approximately of Qom", city located at 120 km in the south of Teheran, brought back television Al-Alam.

the General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the commander of the guards of the revolution, the ideological army of the mode, had announced Wednesday that its forces were going to carry out shootings of ballistic missiles Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 at the time of the operations entitled "Large Prophet II".

The Shahab-3 missiles which have a range of 3.000 km are able to reach the Israeli territory.

23 posted on 11/01/2006 10:18:46 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Oorang
Thank you for your posts - especially the one about the Iranian military exercises in the gulf. That is one to watch for certain.

Russia defends sale of missiles to Iran

Snip: "I wish to underline that these systems cannot be used in offensive operations," Sergei Ivanov told Russia Today television. "Secondly, they have a limited use as they are capable of protecting a small part of the Iranian territory."

Moscow has refused to bow to Western pressure and cancel its $US700 mln ($A905.5 mln) contract to sell 29 Tor-M1 air defence missile systems to Iran which was signed last December.

Revocation of Honduran visas

Snip: Honduran-American relations have been rocked by scandal over the past month as three high-profile Hondurans, among them one ex-president and two government ministers, have had their visas revoked. Despite the frenzy created among local media, the government of Manuel Zelaya has reacted calmly to the incident, deciding not to jump to any immediate conclusions. However, as the dust settles it appears that at least one of the ex-government ministers may be up for indictment very soon.

In each case the men were detained upon trying to enter the U.S. and later deported back to Honduras.

MS-13 seen as growing threat

Snip: Shortly after midnight in late September, a Texas National Guard soldier with night-vision equipment spied four figures slipping through the brush and alerted Border Patrol agents. The men were arrested, and one in particular stood out for the extensive tattoos across his face, body and arms. Wilmer Matamoros, 23, a Mara Salvatrucha gang leader, was imprisoned earlier this year in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. A fingerprint check showed Santos Chileno-Gomez, a 23-year-old Salvadoran, had been deported for an assault on a Long Island, N.Y., police officer. His lengthy criminal record -- and the tattoos -- labeled him as a member of Mara Salvatrucha 13, a vicious international street gang that federal authorities call one of the most violent in the U.S. Mr. Chileno-Gomez is among 76 MS-13 members apprehended by the Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley during the just-ended fiscal year.

24 posted on 11/01/2006 10:20:49 PM PST by MamaDearest
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The Eye of The Storm - In a secret, high-tech spy hub near Washington, the war on terror is 24-7
US News & World Report - ^ | October 29, 2006 | kevin Whitelaw

Posted on 10/30/2006 4:14:22 PM PST by RDTF

Every weekday at 8 a.m., Kevin Brock hefts a thick white ring binder onto a sleek, oval conference table. Labeled "Read Book," the deceptively plain folder houses the "Threat Matrix," a top-secret compendium of the most troubling reports of possible terrorist activity, drawn from the nation's 16 intelligence agencies. It is thicker than usual on a recent Monday morning, packed with 66 separate items that came in over the weekend. Brock, the principal deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, is about to brief some of the government's most senior officials on the latest threat information.

-snip- Facing a wall of secure video feeds, Brock watches top leaders from a dozen key players gather-the CIA, the FBI, the eavesdroppers at the National Security Agency, even the White House. A briefer from the center, running through the 18 items, discusses possible terrorist action in south Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, even inside the United States. Brock raises the recent release of a videotape showing two of the September 11 hijackers smiling for the camera. He pays particular attention to overseas threats that have a possible domestic angle. "NCTC was created to ... ensure the handshake occurs between international intelligence collection and the FBI or others within the country to take action," says Brock, a career FBI agent. "And we're seeing that take place on almost a daily basis."

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

25 posted on 11/01/2006 10:22:48 PM PST by Cindy
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2001 Doc: Saddam Regime Wants France To Provide Info About US Intelligence Work Against Iraq.
Pentagon/FMSO website for Iraq Pre-war documents ^ | October 27 2006 | jveritas

Posted on 10/27/2006 6:43:57 AM PDT by jveritas

Document CMPC-2003-016112.pdf contains Iraqi Intelligence memos from December 2000 to January 2001 that talk about a coming meeting between Saddam regime and French officials. In these memos the Iraq put some talking points to discuss with the French and among them is one where they want to ask the French to provide them with information about “US and Zionist Intelligence activities against Iraq”. Also in the talking points the Iraqi wants to ask France to support them in the UN Security Council.

Anyone who questions why France was against the removal of Saddam regime will get a clear idea from this document about the France despicable behavior during the run to the war and after the war. France is not an ALLY.

Partial translation of document CMPC-2003-016112.pdf

The Republic of Iraq

The Presidency of the Republic

The Intelligence Service

Date: 12/12/2000

Number: M1/2/6069


To: Fourth Directorate Fourth Department

Please provide us with the subjects and clarification that you want to discuss with the French side where there will be direct discussion with them very soon.

With regards


Director of the Fourth Directorate


More translation from document CMPC-2003-016112.pdf

The Republic of Iraq

The Presidency of the Republic

The Intelligence Service

Date: 9/1/2001

Number 109


To: Fifth Directorate/4/12/3

Your announcement numbered 252 on 8/1/2001 we list below the subjects that we would like to propose to the French side and what is related to our political work and as follow:

1. Push France to take its role to influence the countries of the African Continent due to the political influence she has and to open the embassies of these countries and to widen the political and economical relations.

2. Provide Iraq with the American and Zionist Intelligence and spying activities against Iraq and that it may be under the flagship of a third country in particular the Arab or non Arab African countries and those of sub-Indian Continent.

3. The information of the French side regarding the presence in the Northern Region of those countries that are observed by our political department.

4. The information of the French side regarding the Intelligence activities inside the country by those countries that are under the observation of our political department whether it is under a legal cover (diplomatic presence) or an illegal cover.

5. Information of the French side about what they have available regarding the methods and means used by the Intelligence Services of the countries observed by our political department.

With regards


Director of the Fifth Directorate/3


Below is another partial translation of the CMPC-2003-016112.pdf

1. Take advantage of their relation with the countries of the world and provide us of what concerns Iraq in particular that they have Intelligence relations with the American, Israeli, German Federation, Syrian, and Japanese Intelligence.

Take advantage of their position UN Security Council and take care of Iraq proposals.

Publish the facts that is related to the lies of Americans against Iraq through the different media outlet and to contribute in showing the point of view of Iraq.

With regards

Director of the 7th Section.


26 posted on 11/01/2006 10:25:34 PM PST by Cindy
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2003 Document: Hundreds of Palestinian Terrorists to Join Saddam And Fight US Troops (Translation)
Pentagon/FMSO website for Iraq Pre-war documents ^ | October 26 2006 | jveritas

Posted on 10/26/2006 6:01:13 PM PDT by jveritas

Document CMPC-2003-015588.pdf which is dated March/25/2003 talks about a meeting between Iraqi Officials in Damascus and the leaders of the Popular Front For the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) a terrorist group lead by Ahmad Gibril. The Palestinians pledged 500 fighters including groups that they call “Istish’Hadeyea” which means “Suicide Martyrdom” i.e. “Suicide Terrorists” to come to Iraq and fight the US lead collation troop. The group also included terrorists who are IED experts and car bombs experts. These hundreds of Palestinians terrorists were to go to Iraq through Syria. The Iraqis approved this Palestinians offer, and in handwritten note over the typed memo; “Taha Yassin Ramadan who is Saddam Chief Deputy” not only approved it but he wanted to know the time of arrival of these terrorists and where to meet them on the Syrian/Iraqi borders so they can send the vehicles to pick them up. What is also interesting in the memo is that the PLF was working with Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian Organizations to increase the suicide operations they call it “Feedaeya” inside Israel so it will coincide with the war against the coalition troops.

This is another document which proves that it was Saddam Hussein who brought the “Foreign Terrorists” to Iraq, those terrorists that have caused so much death and destruction to the Iraqi people and Iraqi infrastructures and they are still doing it until now. Other documents that have been translated and posted here on FR talk about the Iraqi training the “Foreign Terrorists” and a Saddam memo to treat them as equally as the Iraqi Special Forces.

Beginning of translation of document CMPC-2003-015588.pdf

The Embassy of Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria. Interest Section of the Republic of Iraq


Number: 1/110

Date: 25/3/2003

Secret and Confidential and Immediate

Foreign Ministry/ The Arabic Department

Subject: Meeting

This mornining of 25/3/2003, Mr. Khlaed Ahmad Gibril and Dr. Talal Naji the Deputy of the General Secretary of the Popular Front For the Liberation of Palestine (General Headquarters) visited our mission and met our Ambassador the chairman of the mission and the delegation indicated it solidarity and support to Iraq.

Mr. Khaled Ahmad Gibril and Dr. Talal Naji said that there is coordination going on with the organizations of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and other Palestinian organizations to escalate the suicide operations in the inside and that is timed with the resistance of the Iraqi people.

Mr. Khaled Ahmad Gibril and Dr. Talal Naji informed us that the Front decided to send forces to Iraq to fight to the side of the Iraqi people and in the locations chosen by the Iraqi leadership, and preferably to be in cities. And the groups that will be sent are elite units and have experience in cities warfare and that thess forces will be made of 500 fighters and it will arrive Iraq in groups and as follow:

1. The first unit: It will be composed of 100 fighters and will arrive in three days with its complete machines and equipments, and each platoon from these platoons is made of an air defense anti-aircraft group and equipped with 23 mm Strella machine guns.

2. The second unit: it will be made of anti-tank with SPG-9 launchers and a military engineering group to plant improvised bombs that are remotely guided and car bombs and it include Suicide Martyrs groups and each platoon of these platoons has these weapons.

3. The third Unit: The fire support unit and made of multi rocket launchers 107 and include Suicide Martyrdom elements and fighting elements and also has a guiding unit.

The Front ask that these forces enter from the North of Abou Kamal area, and these forces do not need anything since it has enough weapons and ammunitions and it only need fuel.

The delegation said that they go the initial approval by the Syrian side to send these forces to Iraq.

It is noteworthy that the delegation expressed its amazement of the administration of the battle from all its political, media, military, and economic sides, and they are optimistic of the certainty of victory God willing.

Please let us know quickly and give us directions, with regards


Mohamad Rifaa’t Ali Al AA’NI

The Chairman of the Mission


Now the handwritten notes from Taha Yassin Ramadan Saddam Chief Deputy

To the Respected Mr. Foreign Minister


Yes we approve their coming with all appreciation to this position. And let the ambassador inform us about the time of arrival of each unit and the area of entry so we can send the vehicles to transport them.



Taha Yassin Ramadan


Note: The following post is a quote:

Other documents that have been translated and posted here on FR talk about the Iraqi training the “Foreign Fedayeens” i.e. “Foreign Terrorists” and .
Also Saddam order to treat the “Foreign Fedayeens” as equally as the Iraqi Special Forces

4 posted on 10/26/2006 6:03:52 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)

27 posted on 11/01/2006 10:29:24 PM PST by Cindy
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"US accuses Syria, Iran, Hezbollah on Lebanon ~ plot to overthrow Lebanon government"
Reuters ^ | 01 Nov 2006 21:23:56 GMT | Caren Bohan

Posted on 11/01/2006 10:24:37 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters)

28 posted on 11/01/2006 10:31:55 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx
Next stop in the War on Islamofascism:

I * R * A * N

That is, unless the party of Jean Francois Kerry convinces America to commit Hari-Kerry.

29 posted on 11/01/2006 10:33:51 PM PST by Stallone (Only a Republican administration stands between the Free World and Islamofascism.)
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"Intruder Dies In Home Shooting (TX)"
The Fredericksburg Standard ^ | November 1, 2006 | Staff

Posted on 11/01/2006 7:31:17 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger

30 posted on 11/01/2006 10:35:04 PM PST by Cindy
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"Judge Blocks Pennsylvania Town's Immigration Crackdown"

Updated: November 1st, 2006 11:40 AM EDT
Associated Press Writer

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the city of Hazleton from enforcing a pair of ordinances targeting illegal immigrants, just hours before the measures were to go into effect.

The measures, approved by City Council last month, would have imposed fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and denied business permits to companies that give them jobs. They also would have required tenants to register with City Hall and pay for a rental permit.

U.S. District Judge James Munley ruled that landlords, tenants and businesses that cater to Hispanics faced "irreparable harm" from the laws and issued a temporary restraining order blocking their enforcement.

"We find it in the public interest to protect residents' access to homes, education, jobs and businesses," he wrote in a 13-page opinion.

Hispanic groups and the ACLU sued Hazleton on Monday, contending that the laws trample on the federal government's exclusive power to regulate immigration.

The plaintiffs include the Hazleton Hispanic Business Association, landlords, a restaurateur and several illegal immigrants facing eviction, including children who attend public schools."

31 posted on 11/01/2006 10:40:46 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

The question is, "Are They for Us or Against Us?"

32 posted on 11/01/2006 10:42:04 PM PST by Cindy
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
"Theo Van Gogh's Killer Inspired by Sermon"

33 posted on 11/01/2006 10:45:29 PM PST by Cindy
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hree killed in Assam bomb Blast
Pakistan Times Wire Service

GUWAHATI: At least three people were killed and 20 injured in a powerful explosion at a crowded marketplace in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials said Saturday.

Suspected militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) triggered the blast Friday at a busy vegetable market in Dhekiajuli town, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Assam's main city of Guwahati, police said.

"The market was crowded with evening shoppers when the powerful bomb went off," Assam police intelligence chief Khagen Sharma told foreign news agency.

"At least 12 of the injured are stated to be critical," the police official said.

Two paramilitary troopers were among the injured. Sharma said the bomb was concealed in a bag and kept on a bicycle in the centre of the market.

No one has claimed responsibility.

34 posted on 11/01/2006 10:50:20 PM PST by Cindy
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"US warns Syria not to topple Lebanon government"
The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 2, 2006 | Michael Hirst

Posted on 11/01/2006 11:20:27 PM PST by MadIvan

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The United States delivered a blunt message to Syria and its allies yesterday that any attempt to "topple" the Lebanese government would result in failure."

35 posted on 11/01/2006 11:36:03 PM PST by Cindy
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Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Wed Nov 01 2006 23:47:30 GMT-0800.

September 14, 2006

36 posted on 11/01/2006 11:52:12 PM PST by Cindy
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37 posted on 11/02/2006 12:15:58 AM PST by Cindy
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US air strike kills Al-Qaeda kingpin
International News ^ | November 2 2006

Posted on 11/02/2006 12:14:48 AM PST by jmc1969

American forces killed an Al-Qaeda chieftain in the lawless western Iraqi city of Ramadi by destroying his car with a laser guided bomb, the US military said Thursday.

"Rafa Abdul Salam Hamud al-Ithawi, also known as Abu Taha, was the emir of Shamiyyah," it said.

"He frequently harboured foreign fighters who entered Iraq illegally in order to assault innocent Iraqis and coalition forces."

Ithawi was killed on Wednesday along with his driver, "diminishing the al-Qaeda in Iraq network," the statement said.

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38 posted on 11/02/2006 12:18:55 AM PST by Cindy
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"Muslims arrested in Old Bailey demo"

By Duncan Gardham
Last Updated: 2:17am GMT 02/11/2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Four Muslims were arrested outside the Old Bailey yesterday during angry protests against the trial of a man allegedly involved in protests against Danish cartoons.

Anjem Choudary, who helped organise the anti-Danish protests, was once more involved as was Abu Izzadeen, who confronted John Reid, the Home Secretary, on a recent visit to East London.

Mr Choudary said afterwards: "We should not be surprised at people doing something like 7/7. How else do you expect Muslims to express themselves?

"We are a community under siege. It's going to blow up one day in everyone's faces.""

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November 01, 2006

"Russia Defends Missile Deal With Iran"

40 posted on 11/02/2006 12:42:22 AM PST by Cindy
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"'My Country Needs Me'"
WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | November 1, 2006 | HEATHER ROBINSON

Posted on 11/01/2006 5:28:05 PM PST by RDTF

41 posted on 11/02/2006 12:55:30 AM PST by Cindy
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"CNN 'Violated Embed Privilege' With Sniper Video"
By Meghan Mulhern Correspondent
November 01, 2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "( - Being embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq is "a privilege, not a right," and CNN violated that right by airing a video clip showing terrorists sniping at American soldiers in Iraq, a spokesman for Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Tuesday.

"Mr. Hunter believes that the airing of that video serves as propaganda for the enemy in time of war and does not believe it appropriate for CNN to be broadcasting that material," said Michael Harrison, senior legislative assistant to Hunter.

"It adds nothing to the debate and adds nothing to morale for our troops that are putting their lives at risk and sacrificing time with their families to serve our country," Harrison told Cybercast News Service."

42 posted on 11/02/2006 12:58:56 AM PST by Cindy
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November 01, 2006
"Al-Jazeera Plans to Battle Western Media"


DOHA, Qatar (AP) -

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Al-Jazeera's taboo-smashing newscasts regularly vex politicians in Washington, but not nearly as much as they anger leaders in the Arab world, where the news channel has been banned from operating in 18 countries at one time or another.

Now, the network is launching its biggest gamble on its 10th anniversary - an English-language channel with an Arab perspective. Al-Jazeera International plans to hit the airwaves Nov. 15 and hopes to steal viewers from CNN and the BBC.

Feisty and sometimes graphic coverage of global carnage is an Al-Jazeera specialty, as is bracing commentary that has shaken up the Arab world and rattled the West.

"We have an edge over the other networks: We're already based in the Middle East. And we have a different perspective," director Wadah Khanfar told a news conference at the network's Doha headquarters Wednesday."

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"U.N. Official Arrested, Accused of Steering Contracts to His Friend"
Fox News ^ | Nov 1, 2006

Posted on 11/01/2006 7:08:07 PM PST by CubaninMiami

44 posted on 11/02/2006 1:11:42 AM PST by Cindy
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45 posted on 11/02/2006 1:16:42 AM PST by Cindy
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"The youths" UPDATE:


"French interior minister Sarkozy vows tough sentences for bus attackers"
AFP via The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 11/01/2006

Posted on 11/02/2006 1:12:14 AM PST by Republicain

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "MARSEILLE, France, Nov 1, 2006 (AFP) - French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday demanded severe punishments for the perpetrators of an arson attack on a bus that has left a young woman critically burned.

"The people who did this should be brought to account, whatever their age ... Minors between 16 and 18 who repeatedly commit offences should be punished as if they were adults," said Sarkozy, who hopes to become the right-wing's candidate in France's 2007 presidential election.

Five French teenagers have been arrested over the firebombing of the bus in the southern city of Marseille at the weekend. Some have admitted being involved, according to a source close to the inquiry.

The youths, one aged 15 and four aged 17, were being held in police custody in Marseille following their arrest in a dawn raid on Tuesday.

A judge will decide on Thursday whether to place them under investigation, the first stage towards pressing charges.

Sarkozy visited Marseille late on Wednesday to meet the family of the victim, a 26-year-old university student of Senegalese origin, who suffered burns to 60 percent of her body in the attack.

Mama Gelledou was unable to get out of the bus in time after youths doused the vehicle with petrol and set it alight. She is in a Marseille burns clinic in an induced coma with doctors unsure that she will survive."


"Five minors arrested over french bus attack"
AFP via The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 10/31/2006

Posted on 11/02/2006 12:52:59 AM PST by Republicain

MARSEILLE, France, Oct 31, 2006 (AFP)

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"France, Russia Powering China's New Navy"
Charles R. Smith
Monday, Oct. 30, 2006

47 posted on 11/02/2006 1:31:39 AM PST by Cindy
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"Islamists Celebrating Kerry's Defeatist Attitude"
(Added October 31, 2006)

"Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West"
(Added October 29, 2006)

48 posted on 11/02/2006 1:47:00 AM PST by Cindy
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Jury convicts father in genital mutilation of girl
MSNBC ^ | November 01, 2006 | AP

Posted on 11/02/2006 1:43:04 AM PST by CrawDaddyCA

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - A jury Wednesday found an Ethiopian immigrant guilty of the genital mutilation of his 2-year-old daughter in what was believed to be the first criminal case in the United States involving the ancient African tradition.

Khalid Adem, 30, was convicted of aggravated battery and cruelty to children. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Adem used scissors to remove his daughter’s clitoris in his family’s Atlanta-area apartment in 2001. The child’s mother, Fortunate Adem, said she did not discover it until more than a year later.

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"Father convicted in genital mutilation"
Associated Press ^ | 11/01/06

Posted on 11/01/2006 2:13:32 PM PST by presidio9

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Knives, razors or even sharp stones are usually used, according to a 2001 department report. The tools often are not sterilized, and often, many girls are circumcised at the same ceremony, leading to infection.

It is unknown how many girls have died from the procedure, either during the cutting or from infections, or years later in childbirth. Nightmares, depression, shock and feelings of betrayal are common psychological side effects, according to a 2001 federal report.

Since 2001, the State Department estimates that up to 130 million women worldwide have undergone circumcision."

49 posted on 11/02/2006 1:52:42 AM PST by Cindy
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"Hezbollah pushes for veto power in Cabinet"
By Sam F. Ghattas
November 2, 2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "BEIRUT -- Hezbollah is threatening street protests to force early elections in Lebanon if its demands are not met for a "national unity" Cabinet that would give the Islamic militants and their allies veto power over key decisions.

The bold move reflects the Shi'ite group's push to consolidate the political power it gained after its self-proclaimed victory in its summer war with Israel."

50 posted on 11/02/2006 2:09:23 AM PST by Cindy
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