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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: November 2006
Posted on 11/01/2006 8:20:24 PM PST by nwctwx
THANK YOU JVERITAS for your response to the New York Times.
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Response the NYT Article Regarding Iraq Nuclear Program.
November 3rd 2006 | jveritas
Posted on 11/02/2006 8:48:45 PM PST by jveritas
The New York Times article to be published on November 3rd 2006 is about the US putting some captured Iraqi documents on the Foreign Military Intelligence Office (FMSO) website that talks about what the NYT and the IAEA call sensitive information from Iraq 1996 "Full, Final, and Complete Declaration FFCD presented to the UN and IAEA in 1996 and that talks about Iraq nuclear clandestine program. The IAEA and the New York Times claim that Iran may be using some of the technology in this FFCD which is a laughable idea as shown below.
That is from the IAEA website regardinf their report on Iraq FFCD presented to them by the Iraqis in 1996: 3. On 7 September 1996 in Baghdad Iraq delivered what it considered to be the definitive version of the "Full, Final, and Complete Declaration" (FFCD-F) of the Iraqi clandestine nuclear programme. The IAEA with the assistance of technical experts from Member States undertook a comprehensive review of the document. Link: http://www.iaea.org/About/Policy/GC/GC41/Documents/gc41-20.html
So the FFCD was discussed with member states experts of the IAEA. There are 142 members in the IAEA including Iran. I am not saying that the IAEA discussed the Iraqi FFCD with Iranians but the FFCD was not such a secret document and the Iranians would have been able to access it in one way or another if it really provide them with any useful information.
What is important in this whole issue is that the New York Times has ridiculed these documents all along and never payed attention to them including the very important documents that show Saddam regime never stopped its programs related to WMD including nuclear programs. These documents were translated and posted here on FR.
On the subject of nuclear program, I translated and posted a document last month dated January 2001 that shows with a shadow of doubt that Saddam was personally involved with his nuclear scientist to re-build the nuclear program. In this document it states that Saddam personally approved his Iraqi Atomic Energy Agency to re-use nuclear equipments that include something called Degussa Furnaces that were used in the previous and prohibited Iraq nuclear program. These furnaces can be used to melt uranium and other nuclear related activities. The Degussa Vacuum furnaces were supplied to Iraq in the 1980s by a German firm (Degussa AG based in Frankfurt Germany) and these furnaces later on became the subject of investigations of the German firm in the early 1990s where the company claimed that they did not know that Iraq would have used them in its nuclear program.
The New York Times had an article in 1998 titled An Iraqi Defector Warns of Iraq's Nuclear Weapons Research where the Degussa furnaces were mentioned as part of previous Iraq nuclear program and the controversy surrounding the sale of these furnaces and the investigations later on(link: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~sanders/214/other/news/iraqi_defector.html ). The irony is that this is not only a New York Times article but also it was written by JUDITH MILLER and JAMES RISEN once of the worst accusers (liars) that the Bush administration lied about Iraq WMD. Where are you Scott Shane????
Link to the translated document on FR: 2001 Iraqi Document: Saddam Approved the Re-Use of Nuclear Equipment http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1725141/posts
Moreover, there are documents dated 1999-2001 that talk about Saddam regime projects to re-build some of the nuclear program facilities like RWTS (Radioactive Waste Treatment Station) and Radio-Chemistry laboratories which were part of Iraq previous clandestine nuclear program. Link to the translated document on FR: Iraqi Documents: Projects to Rebuild Saddam Nuclear Facilities http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1718125/posts .
Also this one
Iraqi Documents Show Plans for Prohibited Nuclear Projects http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1709390/posts
Who's watching our elections?
"Mideast terror leaders
to U.S.: Vote Democrat
Withdrawal from Iraq would embolden
jihadists to destroy Israel, America"
Posted: November 2, 2006
9:27 a.m. Eastern
By Aaron Klein
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
Kennedy Offered to Help Soviets Thwart U.S. Policies, KGB Papers Show
By Kevin Mooney
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
November 02, 2006
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - While Soviet troops occupied Afghanistan in 1980, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) worked in close concert with high level Kremlin officials to alter the direction of U.S. policy, according to documents made available through a KGB defector.
Details concerning Kennedy's correspondence with KGB agents are included in the writings of the late Vasiliy Mitrokhin who defected to Britain in 1992. The Mitrokhin papers highlight a meeting that took place at the behest of Kennedy between former Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) and KGB agents in Moscow on March 5, 1980."
"KGB Letter Outlines Sen. Kennedy's Overtures to Soviets, Prof Says"
By Kevin Mooney
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
October 20, 2006
Snip: A computer stolen from an office at Fort Monroe in Hampton contains personal information on about 4,600 high school students who have applied for Army ROTC scholarships, officials said. But security features make it unlikely that a person without an access card and sophisticated passwords will be able to access the information, said Paul Kotakis, spokesman for the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
Snippets: "I don't want him here, if he was here now I would strangle him with my bare hands," the suspect, who identified himself as Ibrahim Ak, 26, told a Dogan news agency television cameraman as he was detained by police. "I fired the shots for God," Ak said as he sat handcuffed inside a police van outside the consulate. "Inshallah (God willing), this will be a spark, a starter for Muslims."
"I'm a Turkish citizen, but before that, I'm a Muslim," Ak said.
Snip: Malaysia's tourism authorities will open a probe into the controversial raid of a retired Christian American couple by an Islamic vigilante squad, local media said on Friday.
Retired American policeman Randall Barnhart, 62, and his wife, Carole, 61, were raided by a vice squad last month at their rented flat in the northern resort island of Langkawi in Kedah state.
The couple were asleep at 2 a.m. when a six-member team pounded on their door and demanded to inspect their condominium on suspicion of them committing "khalwat," or close proximity.
Snip: It appears the Johnson County Board of Supervisors is unlikely to provide funding to a Muslim youth camp at Coralville Lake.
Snip: So why then, did we find gates left wide open at a major chemical plant in New Haven and tanker trucks left unattended on a public street. At another chemical company in Stratford, no fences at all, the doors left wide open.
JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "U.S. MUSLIMS WARN OF THREAT WITHIN" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "This is the sort of thing we need to see on a much larger scale -- if and when it is sincere.") (September 1, 2006) (Read More...)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1105: "EDITOR OF U.S. ARABIC NEWSPAPER: RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM IS SPREADING AMONG MUSLIM YOUTH IN THE U.S." (March 3, 2006) (Read More...)
Gates wide open; no fences -- I'm speechless.
ON THE NET...
"The Threat of Islamic Radicalism in Suriname"
By Chris Zambelis
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The threat of radical Islamism in Latin America and the Caribbean remains a vital concern for U.S. and regional security officials, particularly in light of allegations that al-Qaeda nuclear terrorist Adnan Shukrijumah lived in Suriname at one point."
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Javanese community came under scrutiny when Suriname's Defense Minister Ronald Assen announced that Ali Imron, an Indonesian of Javanese descent linked to Jemaah Islamiya in Southeast Asia and currently serving a life sentence in Indonesia for his role in orchestrating the October 2002 attacks in Bali, spent a year in Suriname prior to the attack, teaching and studying at a mosque in the town of Moengo. Dutch and Indonesian sources, however, refute these allegations, declaring them a case of mistaken identity. Assen's claims evoked a strong condemnation from Surinamese Muslims, including Dr. Issac Jamaludin, a local Muslim leader, who denied any links to al-Qaeda or the existence of a radical trend (Nieuws.nl, November 11, 2003). No further evidence has surfaced supporting the defense minister's claims.
Although no hard evidence points to an emerging threat of Islamist extremism in Suriname, security officials should remain wary of attempts by radical groups to exploit vulnerabilities already in use by criminal organizations to great effect. In this regard, Suriname is by no means a unique case in Latin America or the Caribbean. Policymakers and security officials should take these factors into careful consideration in order to better gauge potential threats to U.S. security interests in a region that is becoming a growing concern in the war on terrorism."
TIMES ONLINE.co.uk: "SEIZURES OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS FUEL 'DIRTY BOMB' FEARS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Smugglers have been caught trying to traffick dangerous radioactive material more than 300 times since 2002, statistics from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show. Most of the incidents are understood to have occurred in Europe. The disclosures come as al-Qaeda is known to be intensfiying its efforts to obtain a radoactive device.") (October 6, 2006) (Read More) (Note: This url may expire.)
JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Monitor: "ASSESSING SHUKRJUMAH'S NUCLEAR PLOT AGAINST THE UNITED STATES" by Robert Wesley (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Terrorist interest in radiological and nuclear weapons remains high. It is likely that as long as this remains the perceived truth, Hamid Mir will continue to report on novel plots. Even though many of these fears can be passed off as emotionalized rumors and fabrications, they serve as a reminder of the critical vulnerabilities that continue to exist.") (October 5, 2006) (Read More...)
FBI.gov - Seeking Information: "ADNAN G. EL SHUKRIJUMAH" (ALIASES: "Adnan G. El Shukri Jumah; Abu Arif; Ja'far Al-Tayar; Jaffar Al-Tayyar; Jafar Tayar; Jaafar Al-Tayyar") (VIEW POSTER. Click Here.)
ON THE NET...
"Devising a New Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Europe"
By Ludo Block
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Governments have started to realize that an effective counter-terrorism strategy needs to include combating the jihadi ideology of martyrdom by lowering its appeal and unmasking its spurious claims."
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Addressing the root causes that can lead to radicalization is important, especially for the long term security situation."
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The exact nature of the nightmare of home-grown suicide bombers that are now a real threat for Europe is still unknown. Reflection on the counter-terrorism strategy, however, needs to be a continuous process. Lessons learned could help mitigate current and future threats."
Note: The following text is a quote:
Warden Message: Extremist Threats from Somalia
Consular Affairs Bulletins Report
Sub-Saharan Africa - Kenya
October 31 2006
The U.S. Embassy Nairobi issued the following Warden Message on October 31, 2006:
The US Embassy in Nairobi wishes to alert American citizens living and traveling in Kenya to reports of terrorist threats emanating from extremist elements within Somalia which target Kenya, Ethiopia, and other surrounding countries. These threats specifically mention the execution of suicide explosions in prominent landmarks within Kenya and Ethiopia. American citizens are advised to remain vigilant and to use extreme caution when frequenting prominent public places.
American citizens with questions or concerns may telephone the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi at (254) (20) 363-6000 or access their website at http://kenya.usembassy.gov . In the event of an after-hours emergency, the Embassy duty officer may be contacted at (254) (20) 363-6170. In Ethiopia, the US Embassy in Addis Ababa can be reached at 251-11-124-2424; emergency after-hours telephone: 251-11-124-2400; website: http://addisababa.usembassy.gov/ .
For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs internet website at http://travel.state.gov/ , where the current Worldwide Caution, Public Announcements, and Travel Warnings can be found. Up to date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S., or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. Federal Holidays.)
NOTE: The following news brief is a quote:
IDF: Gunmen killed Thursday night were members of Qassam cell
Published: 11.03.06, 10:24
Cleared for publication: The terrorist cell whose vehicle was attacked from the air by the IAF Thursday night in the Sajaiya neighborhood in northern Gaza, included senior terrorists who were en on their way to fire rockets and place explosive devices in the Beit Hanoun area.
The IDF said that the cell has been behind numerous rocket attacks at Sderot in recent months. (Hanan Greenberg)
November 3rd, 2006
"Group: Lab Breach Bigger Than Thought"
Nov 2nd - 9:44pm
By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A former nuclear weapons lab contract worker took home not only classified information on a portable computer storage drive, but also about 200 pages of printed documents, her lawyer said Thursday.
The confirmation of the papers follows a watchdog group's report that an internal memo from the Los Alamos National Laboratory indicates the amount of classified information found at the woman's home is substantially larger than first thought."
A bit Off Topic...
"Pardoned Businessman Found Dead in Condo"
Nov 3rd - 2:56am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)
A bit Off Topic...
"Pardoned Businessman Found Dead in Condo"
Nov 3rd - 2:56am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)
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"U.S. speeds attack plans for North Korea"
By Bill Gertz
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
November 3, 2006
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Pentagon has stepped up planning for attacks against North Korea's nuclear program and is bolstering nuclear forces in Asia, said defense officials familiar with the highly secret process."
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
This information is current as of today, Fri Nov 03 2006 02:59:44 GMT-0800.
October 11, 2006
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