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Posted on 07/01/2007 2:42:24 PM PDT by nwctwx

:::FreeRepublic's Threat Matrix:::
US Steps Up Security Following Attack in Britain

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff made appearances on several television talk shows.

He told ABC's This Week program there is no indication of a linkage between the events in Britain and any specific attacks on the United States. "We do not have, at this point, specific, credible intelligence that there is an attack, a particular attack, focused on this country," he said.

But at the same time, speaking on CNN's Late Edition program, Chertoff said U.S. authorities are concerned about the threat of terrorism, especially in the coming months. "We have had a number of al-Qaida leaders quite publicly talking about how they want to carry out their threats against the West. So, given that and given the history that we have had over past summers, with attacks in Britain, I think we were clearly focused on this as a possibility," he said. Full story...

More United Kingdom Attacks Possible
More US Air Marshals on Flights to Europe
Officials: Car Bomb Plot Bears al Qaida's Trademark

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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Al Qaida's Iraq Tactics Now in United Kingdom
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Photo: REUTERS/Mark Runnacles
"Make no mistake, this weekend's bomb attacks signal a major escalation in the war being waged on us by Islamic terrorists," John Stevens, the former commissioner of the London police, wrote in an article for the News of the World newspaper.

"Initially it was believed the main problem police faced was insulated groups of home-grown extremists, but now it is clear a loose but deadly network of interlinked operational cells has developed."

"The terror of July 7 (2005) was awful enough, but now al Qaida has imported the tactics of Baghdad and Bali to our streets," he said.

"It will get worse before it gets better."
Full story...

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Threat Matrix: Recommended Reading
July 2007
My Brother the Bomber
by Shiv Malik—3 parts: I | II | III

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1 posted on 07/01/2007 2:42:26 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: All; JustPiper; tubavil; thecabal; Revel; Kinetic; Donna Lee Nardo; Honestly; ExSoldier; HipShot; ..

ping to July 2007 thread.

2 posted on 07/01/2007 2:44:11 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx

Informative as usual.

3 posted on 07/01/2007 2:52:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: Before, During and After






4 posted on 07/01/2007 2:54:52 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for the ping!!!!!!

5 posted on 07/01/2007 2:58:01 PM PDT by drymans wife (They is nothing like the mind of a TM;'er)
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To: Cindy; Las Vegas Dave; callmejoe

CNN reporting that two arrested are doctors. Authorities believe there may be a loose country-wide network of doctors who came to the UK to study who.

6 posted on 07/01/2007 2:58:16 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx

Thank you Ian : )

7 posted on 07/01/2007 2:59:15 PM PDT by KylaStarr
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Note: The following blog entry is a quote:

New on MEMRI TV: The Martyrdom of Farfour

New Farfour Clip on MEMRI TV: The Martyrdom of Farfour

Posted at: 2007-07-01

8 posted on 07/01/2007 2:59:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Much appreciated, as usual.

Thanks, Ian.

9 posted on 07/01/2007 3:00:48 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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Doctors, huh?

Reminds me of Eunice Stone’s experience.

10 posted on 07/01/2007 3:00:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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many thanks!

11 posted on 07/01/2007 3:01:16 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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Resource Link:

NYPD SHIELD: “Emergency Preparedness”

12 posted on 07/01/2007 3:06:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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” . . .The man has been identified by the BBC as Dr Mohammed Asha, from Iran.”

13 posted on 07/01/2007 3:11:34 PM PDT by callmejoe
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“Al-Qaeda’s car bomb guide
London terror analysis: Online manual on car bombs instructs terrorists ‘not to park illegally’”
Yaakov Lappin
Published: 07.01.07, 16:18 / Israel News

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The bombing manual, available in Arabic on a jihadi website, contains a number of key pieces of advice for car bombers. It instructs terrorists not to park their vehicles illegally, and advises the car bomber to leave the scene quietly, if he plans to detonate the vehicle from a distance, in what al-Qaeda terms “non-martyrdom operations.”

Fortunately, these guidelines were not adhered to by the two London car bombers, one of whom crashed his vehicle and fled the scene, arousing suspicion, while the other parked his vehicle illegally, resulting in the car being towed away from its intended target.

The manual details precise locations inside the vehicle where explosives should be placed, and recommends various targerts such as “cinemas” and “stadiums.”

Other forms of explosives, the guide says, should be aimed at “groupings demonstrations, celebrations or festivals.”

The guide calls on terrorists to “monitor and identify the route of the enemy, how they leave a cinema or a stadium at the end of a game,” and also gives instructions on how to carry out suicide car bombings.

“Drive the car on the road passing the crowd. If a car passes near these places, it could draw the attention of the enemy, and the car could be inspected,” the guide said. It went on to explain in detail how suicide car bombers can fool security guards, and suggests a correct speed to drive a vehicle packed with explosives into a target.

The placing of such a guide on the internet allows al-Qaeda members around the world to access this experience. In Britain, the target audience is a radical core of jihadis made up of thousands of young British Muslims who have sworn allegiance to al-Qaeda.”

14 posted on 07/01/2007 3:12:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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Thank you!

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“The Axis is spinning (Axis of Oil:Russia,Venezuela,and Iran)”
Fxstreet ^ | 06/29/07 | Phil Flynn

Posted on 06/29/2007 9:19:37 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster


“Iran, Venezuela bash US, seek stronger ties”
afp ^ | 7/1/07 | by Hiedeh Farmani

Posted on 07/01/2007 3:15:29 PM PDT by Flavius


“Report: Ahmadinejad Says Iran Is Nuclear, Cannot Be Turned Back”
HAARETZ ^ | June 30, 2007

Posted on 07/01/2007 9:14:14 AM PDT by Fennie


Chavez hints at nuclear future for Venezuela
The Guardian ^ | June 29, 2007 | Luke Harding

Posted on 06/29/2007 2:39:26 AM PDT by Schnucki

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “President Hugo Chávez yesterday hinted that Venezuela could try to become a nuclear power, during a visit to Russia apparently timed to antagonise the White House. Mr Chávez defended Iran’s right to pursue a nuclear programme and said it might be a good idea if Venezuela eventually did the same thing. Speaking before an audience of communists and other elements hostile to America, Mr Chávez said: “Iran has a right to have a peaceful atomic energy industry, as it is a sovereign country.”

16 posted on 07/01/2007 3:29:22 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: callmejoe
” . . .The man has been identified by the BBC as Dr Mohammed Asha, from Iran.”

IRAN has formed battalions of suicide bombers to strike at British and American targets if the nation’s nuclear sites are attacked. According to Iranian officials, 40,000 trained suicide bombers are ready for action. The main force, named the Special Unit of Martyr Seekers in the Revolutionary Guards, was first seen last month when members marched in a military parade, dressed in olive-green uniforms with explosive packs around their waists and detonators held high.

Dr Hassan Abbasi, head of the Centre for Doctrinal Strategic Studies in the Revolutionary Guards, said in a speech that 29 western targets had been identified: “We are ready to attack American and British sensitive points if they attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.” He added that some of them were “quite close” to the Iranian border in Iraq.

In a tape recording heard by The Sunday Times, Abbasi warned the would-be martyrs to “pay close attention to wily England” and vowed that “Britain’s demise is on our agenda”.

At a recruiting station in Tehran recently, volunteers for the force had to show their birth certificates, give proof of their address and tick a box stating whether they would prefer to attack American targets in Iraq or Israeli targets.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned last Friday that Israel was heading towards “annihilation”. He was speaking at a Tehran conference on Palestinian rights aimed at promoting Iran as a new Middle Eastern superpower.

According to western intelligence documents leaked to The Sunday Times, the Revolutionary Guards are in charge of a secret nuclear weapons programme designed to evade the scrutiny of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

One of the leaked reports, dating from February this year, confirms that President George W Bush is preparing to strike Iran. “If the problem is not resolved in some way, he intends to act before leaving office because it would be ‘unfair’ to leave the task of destroying Iran’s nuclear facilities to a new president,” the document says.

Alireza Jafarzadeh, a former spokesman for National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an opposition group, said a secret, parallel military programme was under way. According to sources inside Iran, the Revolutionary Guards were constructing underground sites that could be activated if Iran’s known nuclear facilities were destroyed.

The NCRI is the political wing of the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq, which is deemed a terrorist organisation in Britain and America. However, much of its information is considered to be “absolutely credible” by western intelligence sources after Jafarzadeh revealed the existence of the Natanz plant in 2002.

Within the past year, 14 large and several smaller projects have been created, according to Jafarzadeh. Several are designed to be nuclear factories; others are for the storage of weapons, he claimed.

17 posted on 07/01/2007 3:32:40 PM PDT by nwctwx
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Thank you, Ian.

18 posted on 07/01/2007 3:33:11 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (It's never a good time to get sucked into an evil vortex.)
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for the ping!

19 posted on 07/01/2007 3:33:48 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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Let’s look at these photos, please.
Last Updated: Thursday, 24 May 2007, 15:24 GMT 16:24 UK

“Profile: Control order absconders
What do we know about the three men subject to control orders who have absconded?”


Last Updated: Thursday, 24 May 2007, 13:07 GMT 14:07 UK

“Search continues for absconders
It is thought the three men could be together”

Profiles of absconders

The search is continuing for three terror suspects, believed to want to kill UK troops abroad, who went missing while subject to control orders.

Home Secretary John Reid said they were not a “direct threat” to people in the UK but added they were dangerous.

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Earlier, security watchdog Lord Carlile said there was “solid evidence” the men had wanted to join insurgents abroad.

Lamine Adam, 26, his brother Ibrahim, 20, and Cerie Bullivant, 24, failed to report to police earlier this week.

The Adams’ brother, Anthony Garcia, is serving life for plotting explosions.

‘Overseas terror’

Garcia was one of five men jailed last month over a plot to target the UK with a giant fertiliser bomb.

During the trial, the Old Bailey heard that the plot’s ringleader asked Lamine Adam and Garcia to buy the key bomb ingredient because their fairer skin would arouse less suspicion.

Mr Adam knew many of the key conspirators in that case, but was not prosecuted as part of the investigation.

Bullivant had previously appeared at the Old Bailey for breaching his control order.

Listed as “AG”, he appeared at the Old Bailey on 2 and 16 April this year on charges of breaching 13 conditions of his control order.

He was next due to appear on 29 May.

Mr Reid told the House of Commons the security services did not assess the three individuals as presenting a direct threat to people in the UK.

The brother of Lamine and Ibrahim Adam is in jail

Profile: Anthony Garcia

But he added: “They are dangerous and we can take nothing for granted.”

In a written statement released earlier Mr Reid said the orders had been designed to stop the men travelling overseas because it was believed they wanted to leave the country for “terrorism-related purposes”.

He said they had been required to surrender travel documents and report to a police station every day, but had failed to turn up on Tuesday.”

20 posted on 07/01/2007 3:39:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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