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Threat Matrix: April 2007 ^

Posted on 04/01/2007 6:46:34 PM PDT by nwctwx

:::FreeRepublic's Threat Matrix:::
Ahmadinejad Vows News Soon on Atomic Work
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Iran's president promised on Sunday Iranians would soon hear more news about the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, which the West believes is a covert effort to build atomic bombs despite Tehran's denials.

"The Iranian nation will soon hear fresh news about our country's nuclear transition," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying.

He did not give details about any announcements or when the news would be released but Ahmadinejad is due to hold a news conference on Tuesday.

Iran Accuses U.S. Planes of Violating its Airspace

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81 posted on 04/02/2007 7:01:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Web video shows Mexico man’s beheading”
Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | April 1, 2007 | NATALIA PARRA

Posted on 04/01/2007 5:32:35 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch


82 posted on 04/02/2007 7:12:11 PM PDT by Cindy
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From Times Online
April 2, 2007

“Tamil Tigers blamed as blast on Sri Lankan bus kills 15”
Louisa McLennan and Agencies

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “A bomb has exploded on a bus at a military checkpoint in eastern Sri Lanka, killing at least 16 civilians, including women and children, and wounding 26 others.

The attack took place near the town of Ampara, about 130 miles east of the capital, Colombo. No one has claimed responsibility, but the military have blamed the separatist Tamil rebels.

Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe, a spokesman, said: “There is no doubt that this was carried out by the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan), targeting civilians.”

Among the dead were 10 women and two children. According to Mr Samarasinghe, the bus stopped at a checkpoint and the bomb exploded as passengers started to get off to allow troops to search the vehicle. It is not known if it was detonated by a suicide bomber.

Last week a Tamil rebel suicide bomber killed eight people when he drove a tractor laden with explosives into a military base in the east.”

83 posted on 04/02/2007 7:22:30 PM PDT by Cindy
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nw_arizona granny has posted some very interesting information regarding Mississauga, Ontario. This is the area where the man was impersonating the police officer in various hospitals. Granny's post is here:

84 posted on 04/02/2007 7:29:44 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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Thank you Oorang and nw_arizona_granny.

85 posted on 04/02/2007 8:54:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following post is a quote:

Two-Faced Saudis
IBD Editorials ^ | 2 April 2007 | Staff

Posted on 04/02/2007 8:55:03 PM PDT by Kitten Festival

War On Terror: We get the sense the Saudis grin and kiss us on both cheeks when we walk into their palaces, then spit on the ground the moment we leave. The latest affront is over Iraq.

It turns out our “close ally” King Abdullah, in a speech before fellow Arabs, has condemned our presence there as “illegitimate.” The harsh tone shocked U.S. officials who were under the impression the king was cooperating with our efforts.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

86 posted on 04/02/2007 8:57:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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Cindy, you are welcome.

I am glad that you found it useful, there are several others, but I did not keep a note on the message number, the granny googles on some of them were interesting.

87 posted on 04/02/2007 11:08:00 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ("Be the best you can be" says Rush Limbaugh. "Serve your fellow men" is God's plan)
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You’re a good researcher, Granny.
Thank you.

88 posted on 04/02/2007 11:12:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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still no name for this suspect...


April 2, 2007

“Man imitating cop charged”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The 23-year-old Ramara Township man appeared in a Brampton court yesterday charged with impersonating a police officer, having a dangerous weapon and possessing property obtained by crime.”

89 posted on 04/02/2007 11:24:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Hostage drill at NJ school features mock ‘Christian terrorists’”
Jim Brown
April 2, 2007

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The head of a national, Texas-based pro-family group says a recent hostage drill at a New Jersey high school, which portrayed conservative Christians as terrorists, is reflective of a dangerous philosophy that has become prevalent in many parts of America, where it is having negative effects on education.

A local paper reports that a drill at Burlington Township High School in New Jersey involved police portraying mock gunmen, described as “members of a right-wing fundamentalist group called the ‘New Crusaders’ who don’t believe in the separation of church and state.” The fake gunmen were said to have been “seeking justice because the daughter of one [member] had been expelled for praying before class.””

April 02, 2007

“Hostage drill at NJ school features mock ‘Christian terrorists’”

SNIPPET: “Why do the authorities involved here invent a fake threat instead of dealing with the real one? Because they know that no Crusaders’ Rights group will call them bigots on CNN. They know that no Christians will picket their offices or call them hatemongers.”

90 posted on 04/02/2007 11:52:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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(Note: Video included.)

Monday, April 02, 2007
“Swastika at SF Synagogue”


Monday, April 02, 2007
“Synagogue Desecrated in Chicago”

Snippet: “A synagogue in Chicago was desecrated with anti-Israel messages and Arabic writings; the Chicago Tribune thinks this is a “possible” hate crime. (Hat tip: Ethel.)

Wouldn’t want to jump to any conclusions.”

91 posted on 04/02/2007 11:58:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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A Look at IRAN through the blogs:

“The pirates of Iran”
By Michelle Malkin
(April 02, 2007 09:24 PM)


VIDEO/blog - VENT with Michelle Malkin (ERICK STAKELBECK): “Iran’s Confident Act of Piracy”
(April 2, 2007)



“Exclusive: Iran Nuclear Bomb Could Be Possible by 2009”
(April 2, 2007, 6:15 pm)


“ABC News: Iran has secretly tripled its enrichment capacity”
(posted at 7:15 pm on April 2, 2007 by Allahpundit)

92 posted on 04/03/2007 12:43:56 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

ASSIST News Service (ANS) - PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609-0609 USA
Visit our web site at: — E-mail:

Monday, April 2, 2007

Islamists radicals release women accused of being ’prostitutes’

By Sheraz Khurram Khan
Special Correspondent for ASSIST News Service in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (ANS) — Three women accused of being prostitutes have been released from a fundamentalist madrasa (Islamic religious school) in central Islamabad after being forced to “confess” their sins, UK based The Guardian newspaper has reported in its March 30 Special Report.

According to the report one of the three women, Shamim, who was also said to run a brothel, was made to confess her sins in a press conference organized by her captors.
“I apologise for my past acts and promise that in future I will live like a pious person”, The Guardian quoted her as telling reporters at the religious school named Jamiah Hafsa Madressha.

It went on to say that the alleged brothel owner after her release said she had given the statement under duress.

“I could only escape after telling reporters what they wanted me to say. Otherwise there seemed to be no power in the world, including President Musharraf, who could free us,” the Guardian quoted her as telling ARY television.

The women accused of being prostitutes were imprisoned inside Jamia Hafsa under guard by thousands of burka-clad women clutching bamboo staves.
Photograph: AP

It said Police appeared helpless to save Shamim, her daughter, daughter-in-law and six-month-old granddaughter after they were snatched from their home and imprisoned inside Jamia Hafsa under guard by thousands of burka-clad women clutching bamboo staves.

It quoted Shamim as saying that a gang of young men broke down her front door, ransacked her house and dragged her back to the madrasa with a rope around her neck. Inside the madrasa, burka-clad female students abused the four captives, calling them “kaffirs” or infidels, said the report.

“We would prefer to turn to Christianity. At least the Christians would be able to provide us with some protection,” The Guardian quoted Shamim as saying on Thursday night, March 29.

It said the three women and baby were now in protective custody.

It quoted critics as saying that the anti-vice drive highlighted how little control president Pervez Musharraf had over radical seminaries, even in Islamabad.
In a report published this week, the International Crisis Group said the government’s madrasa reform programme was a “shambles”, it said.

The report said that several thousand young men and women, many from poor backgrounds in rural areas, live in Jamia Hafsa and another all-male madrasa, where they are fed, clothed and given a radical Islamist education.

The schools are part of a complex of religious buildings centred on the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, which has been illegally built over the years on government land in one of Islamabad’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, it maintained.

The burka-clad female students came to prominence in January when they invaded public children’s library in protest at government plans to demolish the Lal Masjid, said the report. It said the students still occupy the library but claim outside children are free to come and borrow books.

It further said that recently, male students have warned local shopkeepers to stop selling music and even petitioned passing motorists to turn off their car radios. Combined with Taliban attacks on towns in the tribal areas, Pakistan’s moderate majority is worried, it said.

“The ill wind of religious extremism, confined no longer to some forgotten nook, is threatening to rend the very fabric of society as we know it,” it quoted Pakistan English daily newspaper, “Dawn” as saying.

Both schools are run by the radical clerics, Abdul Rashid Ghazi and his brother Abdul Aziz, who aim to replace Pakistan’s frail democracy with strict Sharia law, it said and added that on Friday, city police vowed to arrest Mr Ghazi and two dozen other students for the kidnapping.

The report quoted Shamim as saying that she would seek refuge at foreign embassies because “they [the Islamist radicals] warned of severe consequences if we speak against them”.

“Unless she’s a British citizen there’s nothing we can do from a consular point of view,” The Guardian quoted a British High Commission spokesman, Aidan Liddle as saying.

The report said that a Jamia Hafsa spokesman, Bint-e-Abdul Wahid, warned the government to take prompt action against other brothels. “Otherwise we will handle the matter ourselves,” the report quoted the religious school’s spokesman as saying.

The writer is a freelance journalist based in Pakistan.

** You may republish this story with proper attribution.

93 posted on 04/03/2007 1:41:09 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Do or Die in Somalia”
By Steve Schippert | April 3, 2007

94 posted on 04/03/2007 2:13:04 AM PDT by Cindy
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More Details UPDATE:


(Note: Includes photos.)

Last Updated: Tuesday, 3 April 2007, 09:05 GMT 10:05 UK

“Peru to bomb Amazon cocaine labs”
By Dan Collyns
BBC News, Lima

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The Peruvian President, Alan Garcia, has ordered the use of warplanes to destroy clandestine airstrips and drug laboratories in the Amazon jungle.

Mr Garcia said drug barons must also be pursued and warned that Peru could face an insurgency funded by illicit drugs.

Peru must kill the drug-trafficking trade or have to deal with an insurgency like that of neighbouring Colombia, Mr Garcia said.

Peru is the second-largest producer of cocaine in the world after Colombia.

Tough talk

In a characteristically dramatic speech, Mr Garcia said Peru must do away with every last jungle drug factory and secret airstrip by either bombing or machine-gunning them.

Mr Garcia was speaking at the end of a two-week suspension of efforts to eradicate coca plants in one Amazon region, in his strongest statement on the cocaine trade since taking office last year.”

95 posted on 04/03/2007 2:29:49 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Powerful Earthquake Hit Northeastern Afghanistan” ^ | April 3, 2007 | Press TV

Posted on 04/03/2007 2:26:19 AM PDT by John W

96 posted on 04/03/2007 2:39:23 AM PDT by Cindy
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Last Updated: Tuesday, 3 April 2007, 09:07 GMT 10:07 UK

“UK hacker loses extradition fight”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “A British man has lost his High Court fight against extradition to the US for allegedly carrying out the “biggest military computer hack of all time”.

Glasgow-born Gary McKinnon, 41, is accused of gaining access to 97 US military and Nasa computers.

Home Secretary John Reid granted the US request to extradite him for trial.”

97 posted on 04/03/2007 2:50:31 AM PDT by Cindy
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“U.S. halts imports over pet-food deaths”
By Andrew Bridges
April 3, 2007

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The Food and Drug Administration took action against wheat gluten from Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. in Wangdien, China, after the U.S. recall of nearly 100 brands of pet food made with the chemically contaminated ingredient.”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The FDA’s import alert, disclosed March 26 but posted on its Web site Friday, notifies its field offices to detain any wheat gluten offered for import from the Chinese company.

The order also recommends inspectors screen all wheat gluten from China as well as from the Netherlands, a country through which shipping of Chinese products can occur.”

98 posted on 04/03/2007 3:09:18 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following breaking news brief is a quote:,7340,L-3384251,00.html

Blair says next 2 days critical to resolving dispute over seized crew

Published: 04.03.07, 12:33 / Israel News

The next two days are “fairly critical” to resolving the dispute over a seized British navy crew, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday, after Iran’s chief international negotiator offered a new approach to end the standoff with Tehran.

“The next 48 hours will be fairly critical,” Blair told Scotland’s Real Radio. He said Ali Larijani’s suggestion of talks offered hope of an end to the crisis. “If they want to resolve this in a diplomatic way the door is open,” the prime minister said. (AP)

99 posted on 04/03/2007 3:16:02 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Mayor: murder is a wake-up call”

Story Published: Apr 2, 2007 at 8:50 PM PDT
By Molly Blancett and Greg Meyer

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “MOSCOW - The weekend death of a University of Idaho student was ruled a homicide Monday.

A news conference Monday morning offered Moscow Police Chief Dan Weaver, Moscow Mayor Nancy Chaney and UI President Tim White Monday an opportunity to discuss what has been learned over the past 48 hours about what resembled an execution-style killing.”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Moscow Police are asking for help in solving this crime. If you have any information, you can call the Moscow Police Department at (208) 882-COPS. There is also a confidential tip line. That number is (208) 892-3898.”


“Murdered student’s friends use MySpace to grieve”

Story Published: Apr 2, 2007 at 4:20 PM PDT
By Andrea Hawley


ARTICLE SNIPPET: “During the last two days there has been a flurry of activity on David Boss’ MySpace page. Here, he describes himself as someone who loved soccer, admired Indiana Jones and had a taste for heavy metal music.”

100 posted on 04/03/2007 3:46:09 AM PDT by Cindy
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