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Threat Matrix: November 2006

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

:::FreeRepublic's Threat Matrix:::
The Price of Victory
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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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THANK YOU JVERITAS for your response to the New York Times.

Note: The following post is a quote:

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:

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 1980’s 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 1990’s 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: ). 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

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 .

Also this one

Iraqi Documents Show Plans for Prohibited Nuclear Projects

101 posted on 11/02/2006 8:52:38 PM PST by Cindy
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Time to post this UPDATE: "RESPONSE TO THE NYT ARTICLE REGARDING IRAQ NUCLEAR PROGRAM." -JVeritas (November 3, 2006) - Keyword: "PREWARDOCS" - Keyword: "IRAQ"



102 posted on 11/02/2006 10:35:33 PM PST by Cindy
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Who's watching our elections?

They are.


"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


103 posted on 11/02/2006 10:40:37 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All "DON'T TREAD ON OUR MILITARY" -Column by David Limbaugh (November 3, 2006)

104 posted on 11/02/2006 11:11:01 PM PST by Cindy
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Kennedy Offered to Help Soviets Thwart U.S. Policies, KGB Papers Show
By Kevin Mooney Staff Writer
November 02, 2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "( - 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 Staff Writer
October 20, 2006

105 posted on 11/02/2006 11:30:33 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Mata6858
Good to see you posting again.

ROTC applicants' data on stolen computer

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.

Turkey - Muslim vows to strangle Pope

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.

Malaysia probes Muslim raid on retired American couple

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.

Iowa county unlikely to fund Muslim camp

Snip: It appears the Johnson County Board of Supervisors is unlikely to provide funding to a Muslim youth camp at Coralville Lake.

Connecticut chemical plants identified as terrorist targets

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.

106 posted on 11/02/2006 11:39:43 PM PST by MamaDearest
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ON THE NET... - Most Wanted Terrorists - Poster: "ADAM YAHIYE GADAHN" (View Poster Here.)


COPY OF THE INDICTMENT: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. ADAM GADAHN, a.k.a. Azzam al-Ameriki, Defendant" (Read More...)

"" (Re Gadahn, Read More...) - TERRORISM MONITOR: "AL-QAEDA'S CAUCASIAN FOOT SOLDIERS" by Hayder Mili (November 2, 2006)


Google Search Term: "WHITE AL-QAEDA" (Read More...)

Google Search Term: "WHITE AL-QAIDA" (Read More...)

JIHAD (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...) - 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...)

107 posted on 11/03/2006 1:06:32 AM PST by Cindy
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To: MamaDearest

Gates wide open; no fences -- I'm speechless.

108 posted on 11/03/2006 1:07:56 AM PST by Cindy
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"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 (, 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."

109 posted on 11/03/2006 1:42:03 AM PST by Cindy
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To: backhoe; piasa; nwctwx; JohnathanRGalt; All

TIMES "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.) - 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...) "AUDIO: PAKISTANI JOURNALIST HAMID MIR ON AQ's ALLEGED NUCLEAR PLOT" (September 21, 2006) (Watch Video Here.) - Terrorism Focus: "INTERNET JIHADIS REACT TO ALLEGED NUCLEAR PLOT ON THE UNITED STATES" by Abdul Hameed Bakier (September 19, 2006) (Read More...) (AKI): Dubai - "TERRORISM: 'AL-QAEDA'S MR. NUCLEAR TO HEAD FRESH ATTACK ON U.S.'" (September 12, 2006) (Read More...)

REWARDS FOR "WANTED Adnan G. El Shukrijumah Up to $5 Million Reward" (Click Here.) - 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.)

ACE.MU.NU - ACE OF SPADES - blog: "ACE OF SPADES READER SPOTTED WANTED TERRORIST? (Updated: Limited Confirmation from FBI)" (September 15, 2006) Read More...) - Focus: "ADAN GULSHAIR EL SHUKRIJUMAH" (Read More...)

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110 posted on 11/03/2006 1:46:55 AM PST by Cindy
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"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."

111 posted on 11/03/2006 1:56:55 AM PST by Cindy
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To: JohnathanRGalt; Jet Jaguar; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; nwctwx; All

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 . 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: .

For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs internet website at , 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.)

112 posted on 11/03/2006 1:59:51 AM PST by Cindy
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NOTE: The following news brief is a quote:,7340,L-3323184,00.html

Breaking News

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)

113 posted on 11/03/2006 2:05:55 AM PST by Cindy
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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."

114 posted on 11/03/2006 2:14:00 AM PST by Cindy
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A bit Off Topic...

"Pardoned Businessman Found Dead in Condo"
Nov 3rd - 2:56am

115 posted on 11/03/2006 2:38:12 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

A bit Off Topic...

"Pardoned Businessman Found Dead in Condo"
Nov 3rd - 2:56am

116 posted on 11/03/2006 2:38:13 AM PST by Cindy
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"U.S. speeds attack plans for North Korea"
By Bill Gertz
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."

118 posted on 11/03/2006 2:48:33 AM PST by Cindy
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119 posted on 11/03/2006 2:58:59 AM PST by Cindy
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Office of the Spokesman
This information is current as of today, Fri Nov 03 2006 02:59:44 GMT-0800.

Worldwide Caution
October 11, 2006

120 posted on 11/03/2006 3:00:00 AM PST by Cindy
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November 1, 2006

"Trucking company director and employees arrested in fuel theft scheme"


121 posted on 11/03/2006 3:29:29 AM PST by Cindy
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"Jihad chic at the University of Penn."
By Michelle Malkin · November 02, 2006 08:03 PM

122 posted on 11/03/2006 3:37:00 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

This needs to be widely distrubited to the U. of Penn alumni. I have a few architect, lawyer, and financial friends who are alum; to whom I will be sending this info. This is a jaw-droppingly disturbing display of insensitivity. Just where would one acquire the official Palistinian scarf...the local discount mart?!

Having the president of the University of Pennsylvania, Amy Gutmann posing with one of these jerks...SMILING...adds and additional disturbing element. I guess they are just trying to backpeddle now and say that they are just like any other "scary" Halloween costume...BULLHOCKEY!!! It is very easy to discern between Frankenstein, Dracula and a person who is dressing as someone who murders, maims and create chaos for innocents. To say that this is distasteful is an understatement.

123 posted on 11/03/2006 6:38:00 AM PST by all4one (9/11 Never Forget - Never Forgive -- Prayers for the families & our soldiers)
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To: Cindy
No Public Threat From TMI Shutdown (PA - 11/2/06)


Three Mile Island nuclear power plant's reactor unexpectedly shut down this afternoon in response to a turbine tripping.

Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said inspectors on site at the facility, just south of Harrisburg, are monitoring the actions the company is taking.

"It appears the shutdown was uncomplicated and was handled appropriately," Sheehan said. "They're now troubleshooting what exactly took place; but, at first blush, it appears to be pretty straight forward."

There's been no equipment or operator problems identified and no cause for concern for the public, he said.

It's been six years since the reactor at Three Mile Island last shut down unexpectedly. If a nuclear power plant has three or more unplanned shutdowns in a year, it could lead to additional oversight at the plant by the federal agency, Sheehan said....

Link to Full Article

Update - (But still no names):

Two Oceana Men Suspected in Explosives Theft (MI - 11/2/06)

HART — Two 22-year-old Oceana County men are being investigated for the theft of several explosive charges from a seismic test site in Ferry Township in Oceana County, according to a report from the Michigan State Police.

On Wednesday, a concerned citizen called in a tip to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, and detectives contacted the Michigan State Police. Troopers and detectives contacted the two suspects, who eventually turned over the explosives.

They may face charges in the incident.

Troopers are making arrangements to return the charges to Bay Geophysical of Traverse City, the company that had placed the charges in a field next to an asparagus farm. The men are accused of unearthing the eight, 150-gram Pentolite booster charges, nine electric cap detonators, and 10 feet of wire. Each booster charge was the equivalent of a half-stick of dynamite.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted troopers in their investigation and had offered a $5,000 reward.

Link to Article

124 posted on 11/03/2006 6:44:07 AM PST by all4one (9/11 Never Forget - Never Forgive -- Prayers for the families & our soldiers)
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To: nwctwx; Cindy; All

Three years, my TM friends.
What an education!
Ian, thank you for keeping the threads running and thanks to you ALL for keeping watch and for your FRiendship.

God bless.

125 posted on 11/03/2006 6:47:55 AM PST by Velveeta
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(I hope this isn't a duplicate post)

Men Apprehended in Connection With Outboard Theft Ring (CA)

NEWPORT BEACH- Police arrested two men Oct. 31 on suspicion of stealing 13 outboard motors off boats in Newport Harbor.
Newport Beach Police are holding Salah Adel Hijazi, 40, and Ahmad Adel Hijazi, 29, on $20,000 bail after an undercover sting operation led to the arrest, according to Lt. Bill Hartford.(snip)

126 posted on 11/03/2006 6:55:44 AM PST by Velveeta
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Parents warned of intruder at Pierrefonds school
Wants to 'speak with people about Allah'

Students at Beechwood elementary school in Pierrefonds were sent home yesterday with a letter warning them about a man who attempted to intrude on school grounds during the students' lunch hour on Tuesday, Wednesday and yesterday.

The letter, signed by school principal Marlene Kotler, described the man as "dressed in Middle Eastern clothing" and "wanting to speak with people about 'the word of Allah.' "(snip)

127 posted on 11/03/2006 7:12:18 AM PST by Velveeta
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128 posted on 11/03/2006 10:13:08 AM PST by Godzilla (No God, No Peace - Know God, Know Peace)
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Local Police Holding Possible Terrorist - Police Say the Suspect Possessed a Fake Social Security Card (PA - 11/3/06)

By Amy Buckman

November 3, 2006 - Police in Upper Darby are holding a man on 7 counts of theft, deception and forgery. But detectives are continuing their investigation into the suspect because they have a lot of questions about the case... including whether the alleged thief might be a terrorist.

On Wednesday afternoon, workers at the Commerce Bank on Garrett Road called Upper Darby police. They were suspicious about a customer. He'd withdrawn 87-hundred dollars cash that morning and had come back to take another 97-hundred dollars out of the same account. The man had a New Jersey driver license, credit cards, and what appears to be a doctored Pakistani passport.

It looked as if new pages have been glued into the cover. He also had what police say is a fake social security card. All were in the name of Shahid Batti. But the man in the bank didn't look like the man on the documents.

When detectives began questioning the suspect, they found more pieces that just didn't add up. The recently opened bank account was in the name of the Batti Trading Company, but the address for that company is an empty storefront in the 64-hundred block of Market Street.

Finally, the suspect admitted he wasn't Batti. He told them he was Raza Hussain of Brooklyn, New York and he gave them his birth date - January 1, 1962. As a routine matter, they ran that information through the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center. The name didn't come up, but the birth date did as belonging to a man on the Terrorist Watch List.....

Link to Full Article

Police: Identity Theft Ring Disrupted (IL - 11/3/06)

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Ten hotel workers were arrested Thursday in what police said was an identity theft ring that involved thousands of stolen credit card numbers nationwide.

The four-month investigation netted more than 150 stolen credit cards used by visitors to book rooms in Joliet and Romeoville, both near Chicago, authorities said.

The ring involved workers, managers and at least three owners at two Holiday Inn Express franchises, three Super 8s, a Ramada and a Budget Inn, police said.

Police said they believe their informant, who faces unrelated charges, bought more than 10,000 credit card numbers used by hotel guests in the Joliet area over the past six years.......

Link to Full Article

129 posted on 11/03/2006 11:33:09 AM PST by all4one (9/11 Never Forget - Never Forgive -- Prayers for the families & our soldiers)
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3 Charged In Beheading Of Schoolgirls In Indonesia (11/3/06)

(AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia Three Muslim men have been charged in the beheadings of three Christian girls in an Indonesian province fraught with sectarian tension, and the suspects could face death sentences if convicted, lawyers said Friday.

The three men -- Hasanuddin, Lilik Purnomo and Irwanto Irano -- are being charged under Indonesia's harsh anti-terrorism law for their roles in the girls' deaths and wounding of a fourth in Central Sulawesi province in 2005, a statement from the attorney general's Office said.

Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation, with 90 percent of its 220 million people practicing a moderate form of the faith. Central Sulawesi has a roughly equal number of Muslim and Christians.....

Link to Full Article

130 posted on 11/03/2006 12:34:41 PM PST by all4one (9/11 Never Forget - Never Forgive -- Prayers for the families & our soldiers)
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To: jer33 3; Jet Jaguar; Godzilla; All

NOTE: The following text is a quote:


Office of the Spokesman
This information is current as of today, Fri Nov 03 2006 12:39:01 GMT-0800.

Russian Federation

October 02, 2006

This Public Announcement reminds American citizens traveling or living in Russia that there remains a heightened potential for terrorist actions, including attacks against civilians. This situation is likely to continue for some time. This supersedes the Public Announcement of April 4, 2006 and expires on March 31, 2007.

Acts of terrorism including bombings and hostage taking have occurred in Russia over the last several years. Bombings have occurred at Russian government buildings, hotels, tourist sites, markets, entertainment venues, schools, residential complexes, and on public transportation including the subway and scheduled commercial air flights. Hostage taking incidents have included a raid in 2004 on a school that resulted in horrific losses of life of children, teachers, and parents. In October 2005, 200-300 gunmen attacked police and military facilities in a city in the North Caucasus region.

Presently, there is no specific indication that American institutions or citizens are targets but there is a general risk of American citizens being victims of indiscriminate terrorist attacks. American citizens in Russia should be aware of their personal surroundings and follow good security practices. Americans are urged to remain vigilant and exercise good judgment and discretion when using any form of public transportation. When traveling, Americans may wish to provide a friend, family member, or co-worker a copy of their itinerary. Americans should avoid large crowds and public gatherings that lack enhanced security measures. Travelers should also exercise a high degree of caution and remain alert when patronizing restaurants, casinos, nightclubs, bars, theaters, etc., especially during peak hours of business.

The North Caucasus region is of special concern. Due to continued civil and political unrest throughout much of the Caucasus region, the Department of State already warns U.S. citizens against travel to Chechnya and all areas that border it: North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Stavropol, Karachayevo-Cherkessiya, and Kabardino-Balkariya. U.s. government personnel are generally prohibited from traveling to these areas, and American citizens residing in these areas should depart immediately as the safety of Americans and other foreigners cannot be effectively guaranteed.

American citizens living in Russia or traveling there for even a few days are strongly urged to register with the embassy or nearest consulate general. Registration will allow the embassy to provide direct information on the security situation as necessary. Registration is done on-line and can be done in advance of travel. Information on registering can be found at the embassy web site,, or at the Department of State's Consular Affairs website,

As the department continues to develop information on any potential security threats to U.S. citizens overseas, it shares credible threat information through its consular information program documents, available on the Internet at In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

131 posted on 11/03/2006 12:39:28 PM PST by Cindy
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Warden Message: Moscow November 4 Protests
Consular Affairs Bulletins
Europe - Russia
3 Nov 2006

The Embassy has been informed by officials from the Moscow Central District Public Safety Office of possible unsanctioned demonstrations in downtown Moscow in connection with the Saturday, November 4, 2006 "Day of Consent and Reconciliation."

As specific locations for the protests are unknown, the Embassy strongly recommends Americans to stay away from downtown areas on Saturday, November 4, and if possible, to postpone unnecessary travel to avoid a chance encounter. The number of protesters could range as high as 15,000. The Militia reports that demonstrations could target non-Russians. Acts of violence are possible and can not be ruled out.

The Militia are aware of the potential problems and will take extra measures to avoid or immediately suppress any acts of violence when they occur. In Moscow, the Militia has specifically warned foreigners to avoid Sportivnaya metro station and Luzhniki Stadium on November 4th. Other areas frequently targeted by such groups include Pushkin Square, Lubyanskaya Square, Izmailova Park, Gorky Park, Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park), Kutuzovsky Prospect and the VVTs Exhibition Center.

If you encounter a threatening crowd, remove yourself from the situation as quickly as possible and/or seek Militia assistance. If possible, carry a cellular phone with you.

American citizens in Russia should always be aware of their personal surroundings and follow good security practices. U.S. citizens are urged to remain vigilant and exercise good judgment and discretion when using any form of public transportation. When going via train, plane or bus, travelers may wish to provide a friend or coworker a copy of any travel schedule. Travelers should also exercise a high degree of caution and remain alert when patronizing restaurants, casinos, nightclubs, bars, theaters, etc., especially during peak hours of business.

American citizens living in Russia or traveling there are strongly urged to register with the Embassy or nearest Consulate General. Registration will allow the Embassy to provide direct information on the security situation as necessary. Information on registering with the Embassy can be found at the Embassy web or at the Department of State's Consular Affairs website:

The Embassy's American Citizen Services Unit can be reached during business hours at (495) 728-5577. In case of an after-hours emergency, please call (495) 728-5000.


"Warden Message: St. Petersburg November 4 Protests"
Consular Affairs Bulletins
Europe - Russia
3 Nov 2006

132 posted on 11/03/2006 12:43:05 PM PST by Cindy
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Assaults on U.S. Students Studying in Russia
Safety and Security
Europe - Russia
5 Oct 2006

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22 Aug 2006
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OSAC Constituents reported the following:

In the last week, OSAC has received reports of three separate assaults on American university students studying abroad in Russia. Although the reports are unrelated and differ in modus operandi, OSAC constituents report that there is a heightening sense of insecurity among American university programs operating in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This report is an update to and can be read in conjunction with the OSAC report Hate Crime and Skinhead Violence in Eastern Europe.

Incident Descriptions:

August 2006: Around midnight, an American student was assaulted by a gang of youths on Kazanskaya Street in St. Petersburg city center directly next to the Kazansky Cathedral. The student had dark features resembling a Caucasian (someone from the Caucasus Region) and was not wearing religious attire or symbols. At the time of the attack, the student and his blond-haired friend were leaving a bar and rushing to the metro. As they approached Nevsky Prospect, the student reported that a group of about 15 young men dressed in regular street attire and without shaved heads approached them. Even though there were other people on the street, the group approached and punched the darker-haired student. The student fell to the ground and the group punched and kicked him for 3-4 minutes. Bystanders did not intervene and his blond-haired companion was not targeted. The young men involved reportedly yelled "Blacks out of Russia" during the incident and did not attempt to rob the student. The student realized later that one attacker was wearing a white t-shirt with a black cross, a white supremacy symbol.

September 2006: An American student walking with an American companion in Moscow was attacked by a group of teenagers. One of the teenagers struck the American in the chest with his elbow. The American then outran the group and escaped further harm. The targeted American was white with dark features, and his companion reported she thought she saw the attackers making a Nazi sign with their hands. The attackers, however, did not make any racial comments and did not resemble skinheads or neo-Nazis. Based upon the student's and the attackers' physical appearances, the student and OSAC contact believe that this was not a racially-motivated crime but a legitimate case of teenage hooliganism, as teenage hooligans often attack other young, white teenage males.

September 2006: On a Sunday night at 9:00 pm, an Asian-American student began walking home from an internet café on Nevsky Prospect. While walking, the student noticed a group of four young men behind him. Out of concern, and because he was still on a street full of people and cafés, the student stepped to the side and let the group pass by. All of the men where in their early twenties and were dressed in normal street clothes and none had shaven heads. Once the group passed, the student began to walk again. The group looked back from time to time. Once the student entered the first street without cafés or Kiosks, three or four more youths arrived and the two groups eventually sandwiched the student. Luckily, the student happened to be at his front door when this occurred and as he had a keypad lock, was able to enter swiftly. As he rushed inside the door, one youth jabbed an 8-inch kitchen knife at the student's throat, missing and hitting his hooded sweatshirt. The student was able to push closed the door and enter his apartment safely.

Significance for the U.S. Private Sector in Russia:

These are the first three incidents of hooligan and skinhead violence reported to OSAC that involved American university students in Russia over the past year. However, as similar assaults have targeted racial and religious minorities of other nationalities, these students were most likely not targeted because of their nationality but because of their physical appearance.

In addition, the OSAC constituent who reported the third attack believes that the student's attackers were "on the hunt," and were specifically roaming the streets looking for someone to victimize. After consulting with an expert on hate crimes, this constituent believes that only one man attacked the student with a knife because it was an initiation ritual and that there is a possibility that this and other groups are coming from the outskirts into the city center to target minorities. This could be one possible explanation as to why the third group of attackers tried to inflict significantly more harm than in the first two attacks. If this is the case, this phenomenon may be an important new trend, as the majority of past attacks occurred in the outskirts of the city where there are fewer students associated with American university programs and employees of American businesses residing.

U.S. University Response:

The universities affected by these incidents report that they feel a heightened sense of insecurity for their minority students and students with dark features who can be confused with the often-targeted Caucasians. One of the affected universities is arranging meetings with other American study abroad programs in St. Petersburg to draw their attention to the recent attacks and to collectively review their security posture.

133 posted on 11/03/2006 12:46:59 PM PST by Cindy
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Posting a link to this thread:
Cameras at Texas-Mexico border go online

As part of the Virtual Neighborhood Border Watch Program, the State of Texas has been testing video surveillance cameras in different environments along the 1240 miles of Texas/Mexico border using the internet to transmit the images. The last stage of the test is to stress the system by providing public access to eight surveillance cameras.

Thank you for helping test this important capability.

134 posted on 11/03/2006 12:50:07 PM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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OPINION: I found it disturbing and sick.

135 posted on 11/03/2006 12:59:24 PM PST by Cindy
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To: all4one

Updates appreciated on possible terrorist.

136 posted on 11/03/2006 1:00:49 PM PST by Cindy
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"First Video Of 9/11 Terrorist"
WNBC ^ | November 3, 2006

Posted on 11/03/2006 2:41:00 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The video was shot as Moussaoui was being transferred to Supermax, a maximum-security prison in Colorado, where he will serve out his sentence of six life terms without the chance of parole.

He was combative in the tape, calling out "allah akbar," which translates to "God is great."

He has been combative since his capture.

At his sentencing, when U.S. Judge Leonie Brinkema sent Moussaoui to prison for life to “die with a whimper,” the convicted terrorist declared: “God save Osama bin Laden -- you will never get him.”"

137 posted on 11/03/2006 2:48:52 PM PST by Cindy
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Thanks to Little Jeremiah for the ping to this thread:

and this post:

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To: TejanoJim
From The Reporter Newspaper, Belize, October 27

Iraqui Jihadists in Belize? Three men held in prison!

Friday, 27 October 2006

Three Iraqui men, believed to be Jihadists, have been detained at the Belize Western frontier with Guatemala because of tampered passports.

They are Mushtag Yusuf Hanna Bahu, 23 years, Danny Jiburil Mansur, 25 and Ala Jibrail Yusuf Hanna, 29.

The passports appeared to be genuine, but the photographs had been switched. Two of the men carried Greek passports while the other had a Cyprus passport.

The Iraquis have been remanded to the Hattieville prison to await trial on November 2.

Meanwhile arrangements are being made for them to be interrogated by the U.S. State Department which is interested in knowing more about them. The State Department personnel will be specially flown in.

The three Iraqui men travelled together and arrived at the Benque Viejo border on October 17 on a tourist bus from Guatemala City bound for Belize City. It appears they intended to travel overland through Mexico to the United States.

The Police Department, which was quick to report the apprehension of three Chinese nationals travelling with fake Belizean passports last week, has said not a word about the Iraquis, who have been in the country under detention for more than a week.

Immigration officials at the border said the three men appeared nervous and behaved in a furtive manner. That’s why they were singled out for special attention.

An inside report from the Hattieville Correctional facility say the men are refusing to eat and are refusing also to go to the bathroom. One source, unconfirmed, the men appear to be in considerable pain, but have not asked to see a doctor.

Concern in Belize that so many stolen Belizean passports could result in a security hazard for the United States does not seem to weigh heavily on the Musa Government.

45 posted on 11/03/2006 11:24:31 AM PST by ThirdMate
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138 posted on 11/03/2006 2:58:01 PM PST by Cindy
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"Russia: The Enemy" ^ | November 03, 2006 | Allan Topol

Posted on 11/03/2006 3:26:46 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

139 posted on 11/03/2006 3:31:03 PM PST by Cindy
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THANKS Velveeta for this post and link.

Updates appreciated.

140 posted on 11/03/2006 4:06:56 PM PST by Cindy
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A few more details...


"Nuclear Lab Breach Could Be 'Devastating'
CBS News Exclusive: Data Found In Drug Raid Contains Weapons-Design Secrets"
(November 3, 2006)

141 posted on 11/03/2006 4:11:54 PM PST by Cindy
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"ACLU Continues War on Crosses"
National Catholic Register ^ | 11/1/06 | PATRICK NOVECOSKY

Posted on 11/03/2006 4:38:46 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "SAN DIEGO — The man behind the lengthy dispute over a 29-foot cross on city land in San Diego has died.

Philip Paulson succumbed to liver cancer Oct. 25 at the age of 59, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Paulson, a Vietnam War veteran, led a legal battle to remove the Christian cross from the Mount Soledad War Memorial, which has overlooked San Diego for half a century.

But his case is being continued by the American Civil Liberties Union, and if efforts to bring down the cross prevail, religious symbols at Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg will be in jeopardy.

That’s the view of attorneys defending Mount Soledad.

“If the ACLU wins this one, they’re going to go after all these monuments (including Arlington and Gettysburg),” said Charles LiMandri, a San Diego attorney who has led efforts to bring the memorial under federal jurisdiction. “A lot of them have either religious symbols, text or some type of religious reference on them in every state in the union, and they’re all going to be at risk.

“For hundreds of years, crosses have been seen as appropriate symbols of the sacrifice someone gave for their country regardless of their religious beliefs,” he said."

142 posted on 11/03/2006 4:44:18 PM PST by Cindy
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Add article thread and article urls for post no. 139 here:,15202,118320,00.html
"Russia: The Enemy"
Allan Topol | November 03, 2006

143 posted on 11/03/2006 6:15:55 PM PST by Cindy
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"How Russia Arms Terror"
By Stephen Brown | November 3, 2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Mother Russia is also turning out to be the mother of all arms sellers.
The former Cold War superpower, where crusading journalists and anti-corruption bankers are regularly bumped off gangland style and the rule of law has become a joke, has just been designated the leading exporter of arms in 2005 to developing countries by a report issued by the Congressional Research Service, a branch of the US Congress. According to the report, China, India and Iran are Russia’s best customers for its booming arms industry which took in $1.6 billion more than 2004 to reach $7 billion in sales to developing nations. American arms sales occupied third spot behind second-place France.

But it is Russia’s supplying of weapons to rogue countries like Iran and Venezuela that is causing friction with America."

144 posted on 11/03/2006 6:18:22 PM PST by Cindy
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I should KNOW better... You're ALWAYS there first! ...grin

Have a Great weekend!

145 posted on 11/03/2006 7:36:10 PM PST by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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You never know, I might miss something.

Smiling back at you...

Have a great weekend Seadog Bytes.

146 posted on 11/03/2006 8:58:56 PM PST by Cindy
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November 03, 2006

UK: Muslim 'wanted new 9/11'
On trial for inciting murder during Cartoon Rage protests. "Muslim 'wanted new 9/11,'" from The Sun:

A MUSLIM accused of inciting murder during a protest wanted a new 9/11 across Europe, a court heard yesterday.
Mizanur Rahman, 23, was also said to have called for the “indiscriminate killing” of American and British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He is alleged to have made the remarks as he demonstrated outside the Danish Embassy in London after cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad appeared in a Danish newspaper.

Rahman is said to have told fellow demonstrators: “Oh Allah, we want to see another 9/11 in Iraq, another 9/11 in Denmark, another 9/11 in Spain, in France, all over Europe. Oh Allah, destroy all of them.”

The Old Bailey was told he was filmed carrying placards with the slogans “let’s annihilate those who insult Islam” and “behead those who insult Islam”.

Posted by Robert at November 3, 2006 11:18 PM

147 posted on 11/03/2006 10:07:25 PM PST by Cindy
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November 03, 2006

Race for the Islamic Bomb
The move "follows the failure by the West to curb Iran’s controversial nuclear programme."

"Six Arab states join rush to go nuclear," by Richard Beeston for the TimesOnline, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:

THE SPECTRE of a nuclear race in the Middle East was raised yesterday when six Arab states announced that they were embarking on programmes to master atomic technology.
The move, which follows the failure by the West to curb Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, could see a rapid spread of nuclear reactors in one of the world’s most unstable regions, stretching from the Gulf to the Levant and into North Africa.

The countries involved were named by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Tunisia and the UAE have also shown interest.

All want to build civilian nuclear energy programmes, as they are permitted to under international law. But the sudden rush to nuclear power has raised suspicions that the real intention is to acquire nuclear technology which could be used for the first Arab atomic bomb.

Posted by Robert at November 3, 2006 08:55 PM

148 posted on 11/03/2006 10:16:20 PM PST by Cindy
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Gates wide open; no fences -- I'm speechless.

Yep, those are some of our nation's chemical companies. Practicing their own version of homeland security I reckon. It's too bad the reporter for that story didn't ascertain the insurance companies for those chemical companies - and report them - it appears elevated insurance costs could be the only carrot to make them follow any degree of safety and security to protect the public around them. If I were living in Connecticut (where the article was written), I'd be checking to see if any of those companies had improved their procedures. Write-ups with names might shame them into doing SOMETHING.

149 posted on 11/03/2006 11:42:06 PM PST by MamaDearest
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An inside report from the Hattieville Correctional facility say the men are refusing to eat and are refusing also to go to the bathroom. One source, unconfirmed, the men appear to be in considerable pain, but have not asked to see a doctor.

The visual on that (jihadi implosion).

150 posted on 11/03/2006 11:46:50 PM PST by MamaDearest
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