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Threat Matrix: March 2007
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Posted on 03/01/2007 8:28:33 PM PST by nwctwx

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Senior Taliban leader held in Pakistan
-Full Story-

Pakistani security forces have captured a high-ranking Taliban leader in the southwestern city of Quetta, a senior security official and Taliban sources said late Thursday

The capture of Mullah Obaidullah Akhund marked the first Pakistan arrest of a senior leader of the Islamist militia since it was driven from power in Afghanistan in 2001 when thousands of its fighters fled into Pakistan.

The security official and Taliban sources said Akhund, the third most senior member of the Taliban's 10-member leadership council, was arrested late on Monday, hours after a surprise visit to Pakistan by U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney.

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Afghan Attack Sends Danger Signal to U.S.
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A Pakistani army helicopter flies over the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in the troubled Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan. Pakistan's wild tribal belt has been a refuge for Taliban and al-Qaida militants since the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the hardline militia from Afghanistan at the end of 2001. (AP, B.K.Bangash)

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1 posted on 03/01/2007 8:28:35 PM PST by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx


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2 posted on 03/01/2007 8:28:57 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 new TM -- if you want on or off the list, let me know!


3 posted on 03/01/2007 8:30:02 PM PST by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

Here!


4 posted on 03/01/2007 8:32:49 PM PST by null and void (Let's play 6 of global warming...)
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To: nwctwx

Thanks.


5 posted on 03/01/2007 8:38:56 PM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: nwctwx

THANK YOU nw very much.


6 posted on 03/01/2007 8:49:18 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thanks.


7 posted on 03/01/2007 8:50:04 PM PST by Quix (GOD ALONE IS WORTHY; GOD ALONE PAID THE PRICE; GOD ALONE IS ABLE; LOVE GOD WHOLLY)
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To: All

ON THE NET...

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

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

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: Before, During and After

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

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http://www.internet-haganah.com
http://www.internet-haganah.com/haganah/internet.html
http://internet-haganah.org/hmedia/13feb07/13feb07-salafy_forums.html
http://www.sofir.org
http://sfir-arabicsource.blogspot.com/

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http://www.jihadwatch.org

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http://www.memri.org/jihad.html
http://www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=9
http://www.thememriblog.org/

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http://truthusa.com/a/index.php

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http://www.persecution.org

http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?PHPSESSID=1dca7a474e5e765f76f3f930f37daf42&board=2.0


8 posted on 03/01/2007 8:56:32 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for the new thread. I'll be lurking.


9 posted on 03/01/2007 8:58:17 PM PST by afnamvet (It is what it is)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793749/posts

"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

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"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


10 posted on 03/01/2007 9:10:26 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx; Cindy; MamaDearest; Godzilla; Velveeta; All
Thanks very much nw, your efforts are appreciated.

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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.

http://www3.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO44746/

U.S. Embassy in Jakarta receives bomb threat
2007-03-01

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.

Excerpted

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-03/01/content_5788152.htm

11 posted on 03/01/2007 9:19:32 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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Flight attendant grounded for carrying radioactive substance (Vietnam)
Thursday, March 1, 2007

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

http://www.thanhniennews.com/society/?catid=3&newsid=25640

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.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/01/asia/AS-GEN-Pakistan-Militant-Arrest.php

12 posted on 03/01/2007 9:29:24 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Oorang

How interesting, Oorang?
I wonder if this is a work accident in the USA or ____?


13 posted on 03/01/2007 9:33:31 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Oorang; All

and in Salem, Oregon:

http://www.ktvz.com/story.cfm?nav=news&storyID=18354

"Military munitions bring OSP bomb squad
Likely flares, smoke grenade found near landfill"

Deschutes County
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."


14 posted on 03/01/2007 9:35:36 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793757/posts

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http://www.townhall.com/columnists/OliverNorth/2007/03/02/fraudulent_news

"Fraudulent News"
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.


15 posted on 03/01/2007 9:42:34 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All
RECAP:

INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "MYTH, REALITY AND JIHADIST USE OF THE INTERNET" (March 1, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 329: "CYBERSPACE AS A COMBAT ZONE: THE PHENOMENON OF ELECTRONIC JIHAD" by E. Alshech (February 27, 2007)

More Links (February 28, 2007)

16 posted on 03/01/2007 9:46:17 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

ON THE NET...

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

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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1229447824024920355&q=taliban&hl=en

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http://www.billroggio.com/cgi-bin/cms/mt-search.cgi?tag=Afghanistan&blog_id=1

http://www.billroggio.com/cgi-bin/cms/mt-search.cgi?tag=Pakistan&blog_id=1

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BLOG:

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "...this has not been confirmed...."

http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/03/mullah_obaidullah_ak.php

"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."

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BLOG:

http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/03/pressuring_pakistan.php

"Pressuring Pakistan
The U.S. confronts Pakistan on the Taliban and al-Qaeda camps"
(March 1, 2007)

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BLOG:

http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/02/the_nato_winter_offe.php

"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)


17 posted on 03/01/2007 10:15:28 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Velveeta; freeperfromnj; jerseygirl; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793774/posts

"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


18 posted on 03/01/2007 10:35:47 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; backhoe; piasa

ON THE NET...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=mall
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=malls
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=spokane

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UPDATE:

Note: Video included.

http://www.krem.com/topstories/stories/krem2_030107_northtown.c8ce27d.html

"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.



KREM.com
People get medical attention outside of Northtown Mall after a mysterious chemical exposure.

It is Detective Wuthrich’s 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."


19 posted on 03/01/2007 10:43:03 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.unionleader.com

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Car+blast+blamed+on+tank+in+trunk&articleId=1dc8a44a-89bc-445b-94f5-fbba4b4542d7

"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."


20 posted on 03/01/2007 11:11:56 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Jet Jaguar; Jeff Head; All

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

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793785/posts


"Russia to create new super weapon that provides air, missile and space protection"
Pravda ^ | February 28, 2007 | Vremya Novostei

Posted on 03/01/2007 11:10:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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First S-400 missile regiment to go on combat duty in Russia
http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/missiles/First_S-400_missile_regiment_to_go_on_combat_duty_in_Russia160010729.php ^

Posted on 03/01/2007 8:05:37 AM PST by kronos77

MOSCOW: The first air defense regiment equipped with new S-400 Triumf ground-to-air missile systems will be put on combat duty in the Moscow Region in the middle of 2007, a manufacturer said Tuesday.

The Military-Industrial Commission, which answers directly to the Russian president, meets Tuesday to consider prospects for a fifth-generation air-defense system and building aerospace defenses in the country.

"The [new] regiment will have more [missile] batteries than regiments currently equipped with S-300 air defense systems," said Alexander Lemansky, chief designer at the Almaz Science and Production Association.

Lemansky said new S-400 systems considerably differ from S-300 systems by their effective firing range, firing capacity and other parameters.

S-300 (SA-10 Grumble) anti-aircraft missile system was designed to protect military and industrial facilities from mass air strikes. A missile launched from the system can travel at a speed of 2,000 meters per second and is capable of hitting a target at a distance of 150 km (93 miles) flying at a height of up to 30 km (19 miles) and at a speed of up to 10,000 km/h (6,215 mph).

"The effective firing range of the new [S-400] system is twice that of the previous S-300 [system] and its firing capacity is more than double," Lemansky said.

First Deputy Prime Minister and former defense minister Sergei Ivanov, who oversees defense-related sectors and chairs today's meeting of the commission, earlier said new S-400 Triumf ground-to-air missile systems were adopted for service in late 2006 and will be placed on alert duty later this year.


21 posted on 03/01/2007 11:18:45 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All; Jet Jaguar

ON THE NET...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=somalia
http://www.billroggio.com/cgi-bin/cms/mt-search.cgi?tag=Somalia&blog_id=7
http://www.globalcrisiswatch.com/podcasts.php

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http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2370265

TERRORISM MONITOR
"Weapons and Tactics of the Somali Insurgency"
By Andrew McGregor
(March 1, 2007)

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http://www.sofir.org/resources/daniel/index.html

"Subject: Maldonado, Daniel Joseph"

AKA Daniel al-Jughaifi
AKA Abu Mohammed


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NOTE: The following text is a quote:

http://osint.internet-haganah.com/archives/000867.html

February 23, 2007

Swedes being held in Somalia

20th February 2007 The Local (Sweden)

Swedish citizens are being held in jails in Somalia, accused of having fought for the deposed government of the Union of Islamic Courts. The information of the Swedes' capture has been circulating for some time, but was confirmed on Tuesday by Sweden's ambassador in Nairobi, Jens Odlander, who is responsible for Swedish interests in Somalia. "It has been a difficult job, but we have now found the Swedes who were arrested," Odlander told Göteborgs-Posten. "We are holding discussions which are rather sensitive. We have contact with the relevant authorities at both a high and low level," he said...

Posted on 23 February 2007 @ 14:16 GMT


22 posted on 03/01/2007 11:42:52 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Clive; backhoe; All

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

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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/03/20070301-2.html

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 1, 2007

Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Zimbabwe



White House News

On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, I declared a national emergency and blocked the property of persons under-mining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706). I took this action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions. These actions have contributed to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, politically motivated violence and intimidation, and political and economic instability in the southern African region. On November 22, 2005, I issued Executive Order 13391 to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 by ordering the blocking of the property of additional persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.

Because the actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of

the United States, the national emergency declared on March 6, 2003, and the measures adopted on that date and on November 22, 2005, to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 2007. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,

February 28, 2007.

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Note: The followig text is a quote:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/03/20070301-3.html

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 1, 2007

Message to the Congress of the United States



White House News

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent the enclosed notice to the Federal Register for publication, stating that the national emergency with respect to the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions is to continue in effect beyond March 6, 2007.

The crisis constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions has not been resolved. These actions and policies pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue this national emergency and to maintain in force the sanctions to respond to this threat.

GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,

February 28, 2007.


23 posted on 03/01/2007 11:57:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.terrorismawareness.org

http://www.terrorismawareness.org/know-about-jihad

VIDEO:
"TERRORISM AWARENESS PROJECT: WHAT EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT JIHAD"


24 posted on 03/02/2007 12:00:16 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All; backhoe; piasa; Jeff Head; Jet Jaguar

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=china
http://www.newsmax.com/pundits/archives/Charles_R._Smith-archive.shtml
http://www.jeffhead.com/redseadragon/index.htm

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070302-012440-4462r.htm

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"China expands sub fleet"
By Bill Gertz
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
March 2, 2007

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "China's military is engaged in a major buildup of submarines that includes five new strategic nuclear-missile boats and several advanced nuclear-powered attack submarines, according to the Office of Naval Intelligence.

The new nuclear-powered missile submarines (SSBNs), identified as Type 094s, will be outfitted with new 5,000-mile range JL-2 missiles that "will provide China with a modern and robust sea-based nuclear deterrent force," the ONI stated in report made up of written answers to questions on the Chinese submarine buildup."


25 posted on 03/02/2007 12:29:23 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All; MamaDearest; Jet Jaguar; JellyJam

Cindy's Note: Some good ideas from WWII are still good ideas in today's world.

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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22victory+garden%22&btnG=Google+Search

http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe40s/crops_02.html

"VICTORY GARDENS during WWII"

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070302-012443-6934r.htm

"Civil Air Patrol revives role as eyes of skies"
By Audrey Hudson
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
March 2, 2007


ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Civil Air Patrol guarded the U.S. shoreline from Maine to Texas against German U-boats during World War II, and now the all-volunteer force is playing a vital role in the war against terrorism.

The 56,000-member-strong organization is participating in a growing number of homeland security missions, conducting aerial reconnaissance of military ships and other offshore activity, protecting sensitive and critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks, and assisting the U.S. Border Patrol. "


26 posted on 03/02/2007 12:42:17 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All; Jet Jaguar; JohnathanRGalt; yonif; ganeshpuri89; backhoe; piasa

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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=syria
http://www.memri.org/syria.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=hamas
http://www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=157

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3371522,00.html

"Hundreds of Hamas terrorists training in Syria, Iran"

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Senior defense officials warn that hundreds of Hamas members from Gaza escaping to Egypt, from where they travel on to Damascus, Tehran to attend special advanced terror training camps. Israel files official complaint with EU, Egypt, Abbas against European inspectors poor supervision at Rafah border terminal

Ronny Sofer
Published: 03.01.07, 20:33 / Israel News

Hundreds of Hamas members are being smuggled across the Rafah border terminal to Egypt to attend advanced terror training camps in Syria and Iran, senior defense officials told Ynet.

However, the delegation of European inspectors stationed at Gaza-Egypt border denied the charges and claimed Israel never warned them or filed any complaints regarding the phenomenon.

In recent days Israel has filed a complaint with the European Union, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Egypt claiming that the European inspectors at Rafah do not maintain tight enough supervision at the crossing, and fail to stop the stream of terrorists and money used to fund terror in and out of Gaza.

Top Israeli defense officials expressed great concern over the increased use of the Rafah crossing for terror purposes. If the EU inspectors don’t clamp down on money smuggling and the passage of terrorists, Israel may consider not renewing the agreements on Rafah crossing supervision when they expire in two months, the officials warned."

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793805/posts

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1171894553128&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Mar. 1, 2007 23:43 | Updated Mar. 2, 2007 2:43
"Syria ups army infrastructure on border"
By YAAKOV KATZ

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Syria has spent the past few months constructing and moving infrastructure to its southern border that could be used to launch a war against Israel, senior defense officials have told The Jerusalem Post.

According to the officials, the Syrian military - while restricted in the number of troops it is allowed to deploy along the border - has moved military infrastructure, including fuel depots, closer to the frontier. The Syrians have also built structures in the area that could serve as weapons stores and military bases.

"There is no doubt that something out of the ordinary is taking place on the Syrian side of the border," a high-ranking official said.

The IDF and Syria raised their levels of alert along the Golan Heights during the second Lebanon war last summer. The IDF has noted a reinforcement of forces on the Syrian side but the meaning of the move is unclear."

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http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_922.html

Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Fri Mar 02 2007 01:33:09 GMT-0800.

ISRAEL, THE WEST BANK AND GAZA

January 17, 2007

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http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_920.html

Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Fri Mar 02 2007 01:33:30 GMT-0800.

IRAN

October 10, 2006

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http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_3036.html

Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Fri Mar 02 2007 01:33:53 GMT-0800.

SYRIA

November 13, 2006


27 posted on 03/02/2007 1:34:18 AM PST by Cindy
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To: JohnathanRGalt; yonif; ganeshpuri89; abu afak; backhoe; piasa; All

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=27148

"Symposium: Israel's Test"
By Jamie Glazov
FrontPageMagazine.com | March 2, 2007


28 posted on 03/02/2007 1:48:54 AM PST by Cindy
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=hezbollah
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=hizballah
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=hizbullah
http://www.jihadwatch.org/cgi-bin/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=1&search=hezbollah
http://www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=152
http://www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=166

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http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/nasrallah_e20feb07.htm


Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
at the Israel Intelligence' Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC)
February 23 , 2007


ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah publicly admits that his organization is rearming and secretly transporting arms to south Lebanon, in blatant violation of Security Council Resolution 1701. Nasrallah sends a clear message to his opponents: Hezbollah is determined to maintain its status as “the defender of Lebanon”."

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "n his speech, Nasrallah admits that Hezbollah is rearming and secretly transporting arms and ammunition to south Lebanon (Al-Manar, February 16)"

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http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_3072.html

Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Fri Mar 02 2007 02:00:32 GMT-0800.

LEBANON

December 22, 2006


29 posted on 03/02/2007 2:02:12 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

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

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793817/posts


http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54500

"Feds on terror lookout
for 'high-risk' Pakistanis
Passengers put on special watchlist
to check al-Qaida training camp ties"
Posted: March 2, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Paul Sperry
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com


30 posted on 03/02/2007 2:15:17 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All
RECAP


More Mugniyah (January 31, 2007) (Read More...)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - weblog (NEWSWEEK): "MUGHNIYEH MAKING A COMEBACK?" (January 28, 2007) (Read More...)

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

TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER at the Center for Special Studies (C.S.S.): "Argentina accuses Iran of responsibility for the Hezbollah terrorist attack which destroyed Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, 1994. The Argentinean Attorney General's office announced it had found Iran responsible for the terrorist attack and an Argentinean judge issued arrest warrants for seven senior Iranians and one senior Hezbollah member" (November 14, 2006) (Read More...)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com (WEEKLY STANDARD): "MIND OF MUGNIYEH" by Dan Darling (July 25, 2006 (Read More...)

REWARDS FOR JUSTICE.net - WANTED: "IMAD FAYEZ MUGNIYAH" (Read More...)

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

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

31 posted on 03/02/2007 2:40:10 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All; backhoe; piasa

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Iyad+Abuhajjaj%22&hl=en&filter=0

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793825/posts

"Man's vacation takes a detour - A Palestinian raises suspicion on an arriving plane"
St. Petersburg Times ^ | March 2, 2007 | ABBIE VANSICKLE

Posted on 03/02/2007 2:31:15 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "TAMPA - Maybe it was his desire to stand and stretch in the airplane.

Maybe it was the gruesome images of torture he watched on his laptop that caught attention.

Something about Iyad Abuhajjaj's behavior on a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Tampa on Wednesday afternoon concerned airline officials enough to call police.

Police have not accused Abuhajjaj, 36, of any wrongdoing on the plane, but a search of his name revealed an Okaloosa County warrant for his arrest.

On Thursday, the Palestinian health care worker and actor who lives in California was held without bail in the Hillsborough County jail. Deputies say Abuhajjaj met a Florida woman online in 2002, threatened her and used her AOL account without permission.

In a jail interview, he told a reporter he suspected he was singled out on the plane because of his thick accent, dark hair and olive skin."


32 posted on 03/02/2007 2:51:45 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All; backhoe; piasa

UPDATE...

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=50240

"TIA Police arrest man accused of cyberstalking"

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Tampa, Florida - A California man was in a Hillsborough County courtroom this morning, accused of cyberstalking a woman in the Panhandle city of Fort Walton Beach.

Iyad Abuhajjaj, 36, is charged with offenses against computer users.

Tampa International Airport Police arrested Abuhajjaj as he stepped off a Southwest Airlines plane on Wednesday afternoon.

The crew aboard the Southwest plane called ahead to airport police, saying Abuhajjaj was acting suspiciously."


33 posted on 03/02/2007 3:02:05 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

EVENT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-mc62gx6_k&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emichellemalkin%2Ecom%2F


34 posted on 03/02/2007 3:19:23 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

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

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http://www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-e.asp?ID=512088

"World Cross Country tourney under security threat in Kenya"

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Nairobi, Kenya,02/25 - Muslims in Kenya`s coastal town of Mombasa have threatened to disrupt the World Cross Country championships to be hosted by the country 24 March, in protest at alleged persecution on suspicion of involvement in terrorism."

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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_923.html

Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Fri Mar 02 2007 03:23:51 GMT-0800.

KENYA

February 06, 2007

This Travel Warning is being issued to remind American citizens to consider carefully the risks of travel to Kenya at this time due to ongoing safety and security concerns. This supersedes the Travel Warning of August 10, 2006.

The Department continues to recommend that private American citizens in Kenya evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing terrorist threats and increasing incidents of violent crime. Terrorist acts may include suicide operations, bombings, attacks on civil aviation, and attacks on maritime vessels in or near Kenyan ports. Violent criminal attacks, including armed carjacking and home invasions/burglary, can occur at any time and in any location, and are becoming increasingly frequent, brazen, vicious, and often fatal. In January 2007, two family members of a U.S. Embassy employee were killed by armed carjackers. Kenyan authorities have limited capacity to deter and investigate such acts.

U.S. citizens should be aware of the risk of indiscriminate and random attacks on civilian targets in public places, including tourist sites and locations where foreigners are known to congregate, as well as commercial operations associated with U.S. or other foreign interests.

American citizens in Kenya should remain vigilant, particularly in public places frequented by foreigners such as clubs, hotels, resorts, upscale shopping centers, restaurants, and places of worship. Americans should also remain vigilant in residential areas, schools, and at outdoor recreational events, and should avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Americans who travel to or reside in Kenya despite this Travel Warning are encouraged to register through the State Department’s travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. The U.S. Embassy is located on United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya; telephone (254) (20) 363-6000; fax (254) (20) 363-6410. In the event of an after-hours emergency, the Embassy duty officer may be contacted at (254) (20) 363-6170. The Embassy home page is http://kenya.usembassy.gov.

Updated information on travel and security in Kenya may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States, or for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. For further information please consult the Consular Information Sheet for Kenya, the East Africa Public Announcement, and the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, which are available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov.


35 posted on 03/02/2007 3:24:05 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

PERSECTUION.ORG
http://www.persecution.org

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

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http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2007/s07030001.htm

ASSIST News Service (ANS) - PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609-0609 USA
Visit our web site at: www.assistnews.net -- E-mail: danjuma1@aol.com


Thursday, March 1, 2007

Papua, Indonesia, the TNI and the USA

By Elizabeth Kendal
World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission (WEA RLC)
Special to ASSIST News Service

ARTICLE SNIPET: "AUSTRALIA (ANS) -- The Indonesian military (TNI) has once again unleashed terror in the highlands of Papua. Thousands of indigenous, predominantly Christian Papuans have been ethnically cleansed from their villages and driven into the inhospitable jungle where many will die.

During the 20th Century, the Papuans turned from the occult, headhunting, cannibalism, and internecine tribal war to Christ. They were evangelised predominantly by Australian and American pioneer missionaries courtesy Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) USA. The missionary story was popularised by missionary author Don Richardson, whose best-selling book "Peace Child" (now a feature film) tells how the Sawi tribal practice of making peace with an enemy through the gift of a child opened the door for even the most violent Sawi warriors to embrace the gospel.

Today the enemy of the Papuans is not their pagan tribal culture. Today nothing the Papuans do will bring peace. The TNI know they can kill Papuans with impunity. And what's more, the Papuans know it too. The contemporary still-unfolding story of Papua is a story of the genocide of a Christian people through betrayal and abandonment, aggression, complicity and impunity."


36 posted on 03/02/2007 3:32:54 AM PST by Cindy
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To: NautiNurse; Judith Anne; All

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

Ongoing reporting on this subject:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793843/posts


"Phoenix man being held indefinitely because of virulent T-B case[Arizona}"
KOVA ^ | 02 March 2007 | KOVA

Posted on 03/02/2007 3:31:37 AM PST by FLOutdoorsman




37 posted on 03/02/2007 3:44:35 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1793738/posts?page=8#8
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=globaljihad
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=jihad

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http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200703/NAT20070302b.html

"Experts Debate What Drives Islamic Terrorists"
By Monisha Bansal
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
March 02, 2007

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - More than five years after 9/11, experts continue to debate what motivated the attacks on the United States and other violent actions by Islamic extremists against the West.

Differing views were aired at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, when Hoover Institution fellow Dinesh D'Souza argued that policies promoted by the radical left had made al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden "strong enough and emboldened enough to carry out attacks."

D'Souza said that liberal policies were seen as a "shameless and shocking assault on the values of people who live in very traditional societies, so we've gotten a backlash from that."

"We are setting out to have a war with one billion Muslims," he added.

But Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, argued that the root cause is religion, noting that "Islamic terrorists use religious texts to justify their actions."

"Islamic jihad has always been pursued whenever Muslim states and communities have had the means to pursue it," he said. "The problem is Islamic jihad."

"Mohammed advocated warfare against non-believers," noted Spencer. "Islamic jihad is an imperative rooted within the Islamic religion. All the sects that are considered orthodox by Muslims hold to this view. Jihad warfare is an imperative part of mainstream teachings."

He added that the reason "Islamic jihad terrorism" was not widespread for many years was because "they have not had the means until the last 25 years in the modern era."

Spencer said Saudi oil revenues now provide those means. "Saudis have been extremely successful in funding terror worldwide."

D'Souza disagreed.

He blamed the left not only for liberal policies that enrage conservative Muslims, but also for the current situation in Iraq."


38 posted on 03/02/2007 3:49:32 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_1161.html

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
This information is current as of today, Fri Mar 02 2007 03:50:43 GMT-0800.

Worldwide Caution

October 11, 2006


39 posted on 03/02/2007 3:50:49 AM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

good post. Post it again tomorrow. More people need to see this.


40 posted on 03/02/2007 3:57:58 AM PST by alienken (Bumper sticker idea- We have God in heaven & a Texan in the whitehouse,LIFE IS GOOD!!(not so good,))
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To: nwctwx; All

THANK YOU! Thanks to all contributors / linkers. Education / survival BUMP!


41 posted on 03/02/2007 5:24:11 AM PST by PGalt
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To: nwctwx

Thanks, Ian. I was thinking about you the other evening and wondering how your Arabic studies were going or if you decided to pursue a different course now.


42 posted on 03/02/2007 5:36:48 AM PST by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you!


43 posted on 03/02/2007 5:56:15 AM PST by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: nwctwx

Thanx, Ian. This is the best ongoing thread in all Freep-land.


44 posted on 03/02/2007 7:01:59 AM PST by JellyJam (Best headline ever: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: nwctwx

45 posted on 03/02/2007 7:07:45 AM PST by SheLion (When you're right, take up the fight!!!!!)
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To: nwctwx

Thanks much, Ian!

Are you able to keep up with all the wicked weather?


46 posted on 03/02/2007 7:31:34 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Cindy

Funny responses on that thread - as expected.

(I can't imagine knowing that you've eaten at one of those restaurants. shudder)


47 posted on 03/02/2007 7:46:27 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Donna Lee Nardo

I have not been studying Arabic for the last 18 mo. or so. I do plan on going back to it shortly. I stopped in to check out some free classes offered by someone at George Washington University a few weeks ago, but it was too much of a step back for me. I will probably start taking classes at Georgetown next semester.

Overall, I seem to be on the same general course. I guess I have been focusing more on Foreign Policy as a whole rather than confining myself to counter-terrorism studies. Of course, I'm still mostly interested in the Middle East/South Asia.

I did get to meet with Laura Mansfield a few weeks back when she was in the area (hope it's ok to share that!). It was a good reminder that I should get back into Arabic. ;-)


48 posted on 03/02/2007 8:10:37 AM PST by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: Cindy

Adding on to post #32:
http://www.thestrangecase.com/


49 posted on 03/02/2007 8:18:22 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Cindy
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.

I hate it when that happens!

50 posted on 03/02/2007 8:22:03 AM PST by null and void (Let's play 6 of global warming...)
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