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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: March 2007
Posted on 03/01/2007 8:28:33 PM PST by nwctwx
ping to new TM -- if you want on or off the list, let me know!
THANK YOU nw very much.
ON THE NET...
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: Before, During and After
Thanks for the new thread. I'll be lurking.
"Secret Service agents question Alameda man about yard artwork"
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/1/07 | AP
Posted on 03/01/2007 8:54:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge
"Alameda artwork crossed line with Secret Service"
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/27/7 | Chip Johnson
Posted on 02/27/2007 8:01:55 AM PST by SmithL
Hand grenade explodes inside car
Thursday, March 1, 2007
SALEM, Mass. -- A car has exploded in Salem and is being blamed on a hand grenade going off inside the vehicle, officials said. Neighbors in the area said the explosion shook their walls. No one was hurt in the incident. One person, who was burned in the incident, is being transported to hospital, but no word on their condition.
U.S. Embassy in Jakarta receives bomb threat
The Indonesian police Thursday sent the bomb disposal unit to the U.S. Embassy compound here after receiving text messages whose sender read as Al Qaida and threatened to explode the embassy.
"We received two text messages whose sender claimed to be Al Qaida. We immediately sent the bomb disposal unit to the U.S. Embassy," Jakarta deputy police chief Herry Wibowo was quoted by leading news website Detikcom as saying.
Vietnam Airlines has suspended a flight attendant who has been under investigation after she was found carrying a slightly radioactive substance last month. Customs officers of Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi found the substance on Feb 11 after noticing a suspicious-looking box in the baggage of Nguyen Thi Ninh Giang, who was to attend a flight to Vientiane.
Giang, who had worked for the national flag carrier for six months, said an acquaintance had asked her to bring the box to Laos right before she went to the airport for the flight. Giang said she had no time to check the box. VnExpress newswire reported that the small plastic cylinder box was covered with lead paper. It contained a small technical device, the report said. According to the Nuclear Science Institute, it contained a slightly radioactive substance which is prohibited from being carried aboard airplanes
Suspected Islamic militant arrested, explosives seized in southern Pakistan city
March 1, 2007
KARACHI, Pakistan: Police arrested a suspected member of an outlawed Pakistani militant group and seized seven kilograms (15 pounds) of explosives in a raid in the southern city of Hyderabad, an official said Thursday.
Azimud Din, 26, a suspected member of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was arrested from a home in Sarfaraz Colony neighborhood in Hyderabad on Wednesday night, said Khalid Korai, a police officer in the city. Police found the explosives in Din's home and will investigate if he planned any terrorist attack, Korai said.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni Muslim militant group, was outlawed by Pakistani government in 2001 over allegations that it was involved in killing of Shiite Muslims, who are a minority in Pakistan. The group is also suspected of links with al-Qaida. Din was arrested following information from three other alleged Lashkar-e-Jhangvi members who were arrested in Hyderabad last month, Korai said.
How interesting, Oorang?
I wonder if this is a work accident in the USA or ____?
and in Salem, Oregon:
"Military munitions bring OSP bomb squad
Likely flares, smoke grenade found near landfill"
Posted: 12:23 PM, Feb. 5, 2007
Last Updated: 4:21 PM, Feb. 5, 2007
By Barney Lerten, KTVZ.com
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Oregon State Police bomb squad was called in from Salem on Monday to dispose of some items - apparently three military-style illumination flares and a smoke grenade canister - left in the Deschutes County Solid Waste Department's parking lot, near Knott Landfill off Southeast 27th Street, officials said."
By Oliver North
Friday, March 2, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Thanks to the masters of the media, Americans know more about how Anna Nicole Smith died than they do about terrorists dying to kill the rest of us.
ON THE NET...
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "...this has not been confirmed...."
"Mullah Obaidullah Akhund arrested in Pakistan
Taliban Defense Minister grabbed after flurry of diplomatic pressure"
(March 1, 2007)
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Pakistani security forces have captured Mullah Obaidullah Akhund, according to two of the New York Times' sources in the Pakistani government. It should be noted this has not been confirmed by NATO forces in Afghanistan, however."
The U.S. confronts Pakistan on the Taliban and al-Qaeda camps"
(March 1, 2007)
"The NATO Winter Offensive in Afghanistan
NATO doesn't wait for the Taliban's spring offensive as the Taliban attempts to seize Helmand province, launches Operation Kryptonite"
(February 14, 2007)
"More Rats Spotted in Another NYC Restaurant"
WNBC/NBC News Channel, via FirstCoast News ^ | 1 Mar 2007 | Adam Shapiro
Posted on 03/01/2007 10:25:19 PM PST by Kitten Festival
NEW YORK CITY
ON THE NET...
Note: Video included.
"Police release surveillance video from NorthTown incident"
09:15 PM PST on Thursday, March 1, 2007
Spokane Police / KREM.com
Surveillance Video: Person of interest caught on tape
SPOKANE -- Spokane Police Detective Ernie Wuthrich has spent the past few weeks investigating the recent event at Northtown Mall.
After reviewing mall security surveillance video, he has isolated a time period in which an airborne, irritant substance was introduced. This substance is similar to mace or pepper spray.
There is no indication that this was anything more than a minor irritant. Detective Wuthrich is waiting for the results of the analysis from the Crime Lab to confirm this.
People get medical attention outside of Northtown Mall after a mysterious chemical exposure.
It is Detective Wuthrichs belief that this irritant, which caused 35 people to suffer symptoms including coughing, eyes watering and a runny nose, has no long lasting effects. Most of the effects are relatively short term, lasting only a few hours.
At the time of the incident, Spokane Police along with Mall authorities reacted by preparing the community for an unknown substance exposure."
"Car blast blamed on tank in trunk"
By JIM DEVINE
Union Leader Correspondent
4 hours, 8 minutes ago
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "SALEM An early morning car explosion sent a local man to the hospital and damaged two nearby homes.
The explosion was caused by a leaking acetylene gas tank in the car's trunk, according to Salem fire Deputy Chief Jeff Emanuelson.
"It resembled a car bomb on first impression," Emanuelson said. "But that wasn't the case once we looked further."
Craig Feetham was getting ready for work shortly after 6 a.m. when he smelled gas while getting into his car. Knowing he had a cylinder tank of acetylene gas in his trunk, he got out of the car and popped the trunk with a keychain remote, sparking an explosion that shook the neighborhood.
Emanuelson said the force of the blast was enough to send 30-pound car parts more than 200 feet away. The explosion was heard from over a mile away and caused extensive damage to two nearby homes and sent Feetham to the hospital.
Feetham recalled hitting the wireless remote to open his trunk and then suddenly being on the ground bleeding with several layers of clothing torn to shreds."
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