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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
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To: nwctwx; GVNR

Doctors? Sounds familiar.

If I am not on your pinglist, please add.

21 posted on 07/01/2007 3:41:35 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (HDTV ping list, please FReepmail me if you would like your name added.)
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To: nwctwx
THANKS for the ping Ian. Please keep me on your ping list. I don’t have regular access to a ‘puter but always look for your pings when I do have access.

This weekend’s events should be yet another reminder that we should prepare ourselves for further attacks.

Please folks, take the time to THINK about what you would do in the event of an attack. How would you handle a prolonged utility(power, water, gas) outage? What would you eat? Where would you get your water? How would you stay warm? THINK!!!

IMHO, any attack(s) would be localized but could produce regional effects (power grid, etc). If you can stay put, stay put. You are safest at home. If you do have to evacuate, it should not take longer than 15 minutes.

Those with kids or pets need to take them into consideration.

My homepage has a pretty good list of ideas for starters, but there are better resources. USE THEM!

I feel that folks in urban areas are at greatest risk. We folk out here in the country are well armed and have a low tolerance for this sort of thing.

Again, use your brain. THINK about your situation and plan accordingly.

Stay safe my FRiends!


22 posted on 07/01/2007 3:43:40 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (The most dangerous man is the one with nothing to lose.)
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23 posted on 07/01/2007 3:43:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

July 1, 2007
Release A070701b

Suspected Secret Cell Terrorists Detained by Coalition Forces

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained three suspected secret cell terrorists before dawn on Sunday in North Adamiya near Sadr City. It is believed that the suspected terrorists have close ties to Iranian terror networks.

No shots were fired when Coalition Forces conducted a precision raid to capture or kill terrorists suspected of facilitating the flow of lethal aid into Iraq. Intelligence reports indicate that the suspected terrorists targeted during the raid are associated with key leaders in the secret cell terrorist network and have ties to Iran. It is also believed that the suspected terrorists are responsible for numerous attacks on Iraqi civilians as well as Iraqi and Coalition Forces in Baghdad. The individuals are also suspected of recruiting Iraqis to fill the ranks of Iranian terror groups operating in Iraq.

“Secret cell networks continue to flow explosives, weapons, and aid to extremists in Iraq,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “Our continued dismantling of the secret cell networks demonstrates our resolve to go after all groups that use violence to attempt to impose their will on the Iraqi people.”


24 posted on 07/01/2007 3:50:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: jveritas; Jet Jaguar; Squantos; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; nwctwx; All


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July 1, 2007
Release A070701a

Coalition Forces detain 14, destroy two bomb caches

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained 14 suspected terrorists during Sunday morning operations in Ninewa and Anbar provinces targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq senior leaders and their operatives.

In Mosul, Coalition Forces captured an alleged al-Qaeda in Iraq senior leader and three other suspected terrorists during an early morning raid. The alleged senior leader is believed to be responsible for directing rocket attacks.

Coalition Forces raided two buildings in Karmah looking for a suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq leader. On scene, the ground forces detained two men who had a stash of grenades and found two weapons caches filled with explosive chemicals and bomb-making materials. A Coalition Forces explosives team safely destroyed the cache on site, and ground forces detained three more suspected terrorists there.

Two more operations in Anbar province netted five suspected terrorists. Coalition Forces searched three buildings west of Tarmiyah looking for an al-Qaeda in Iraq cell leader and detained two individuals for their alleged involvement with the cell. Coalition Forces also raided two buildings west of Abu Ghraib targeting a terrorist believed to be involved in vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attacks against Coalition Forces and detained three suspected terrorists.

“We’re maintaining steady, deliberate momentum of capturing al-Qaeda in Iraq senior leaders and operatives,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “We will pursue al-Qaeda no matter where they go in Iraq and each capture is a detriment to their ability to operate.”


25 posted on 07/01/2007 3:53:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx; All; 1035rep; 1curiousmind; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; 68skylark; AdmSmith; airborne; ...

Thanks for the ping. Bookmarked for easy reference.

BTW, you might be interested in the unheralded warning we sent Iran out of Alaska - see

26 posted on 07/01/2007 4:08:11 PM PDT by FARS (Good Thoughts (lead to ) Good Words (which combine into) Good Deeds)
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To: nwctwx

Thanks so much for continuing this thread Ian.

Things appear to be heating up I heard ABC reporting there are “Spectacular Events” predicted but the White House OF COURSE is denying it. I hope for all our sakes they are right.

27 posted on 07/01/2007 4:12:33 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! ~~FREE THE # 8~~)
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Maoists attack police posts in eastern India, 9 dead
Reuters ^ | 01 Jul 2007

Posted on 07/01/2007 4:00:26 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

PATNA, India, July 1 (Reuters) - Maoist rebels killed nine people, including five policemen, in eastern India’s remote Bihar state early on Sunday during an attack on two police stations, officials said.

Some 200 rebels were involved in the pre-dawn raid, stripping dozens of wounded policemen of their weapons after the raid before they fled into the darkness.

Sunday morning’s attack came after a two-day strike against the government’s economic policies that was called by the Maoists earlier this week.

The Maoists operate out of jungle bases across a swathe of 13 Indian states running up the eastern flank of the country, and say they are fighting for the rights of poor peasants and landless labourers.

28 posted on 07/01/2007 4:16:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Tireless Terrorists”
IBD Editorials ^ | 30 June 2007 | Staff

Posted on 07/01/2007 10:06:04 AM PDT by Kitten Festival

Homeland Security: The London bomb plot reminds us that terrorists never rest. Like gnats, they keep coming in the hopes we’ll tire of swatting them. They have to get lucky just once. We have to be lucky all the time.

In Piccadilly Circus, only a stroke of good luck prevented an explosion that could have toppled a three-story nightclub and killed hundreds. Authorities had no inkling terrorists planned to blow up cars packed with petro bombs and nails. An ambulance crew tipped off police after noticing vapors building up inside one of them, a Mercedes parked outside a popular nightclub.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

29 posted on 07/01/2007 4:22:44 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: WestCoastGal
>> I heard ABC reporting there are “Spectacular Events” predicted <<

Howdy WCG! Can you elaborate? Would be REAL interested. Sounds ominous.

30 posted on 07/01/2007 4:27:27 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (The most dangerous man is the one with nothing to lose.)
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You have sent me five postings in the last few days. While some have been quite interesting, I do not wish to be on anyone’s information list. Unless you are commenting on something that I have posted, please do not forward to me unsolicited items and do not include me on any mass postings. Thank you.

31 posted on 07/01/2007 4:27:44 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: appalachian_dweller

Hi a_d nice to see you!! Hope all is well.

Here it is..........

Share A secret U.S. law enforcement report, prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, warns that al Qaeda is planning a terror “spectacular” this summer, according to a senior official with access to the document.

U.S. officials have kept the information secret, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said today on ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that the United States did not have “have any specific credible evidence that there’s an attack focused on the United States at this point.”

As reported, U.S. law enforcement officials received intelligence reports two weeks ago warning of terror attacks in Glasgow and Prague, the Czech Republic, against “airport infrastructure and aircraft.”

The warnings apparently never reached officials in Scotland, who said this weekend they had received “no advance intelligence” that Glasgow might be a target.

Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff declined to comment specifically on on the report today, but said “everything that we get is shared virtually instantaneously with our counterparts in Britain and vice versa.”

Unlike the United States, officials in Germany have publicly warned that the country could face a major attack this summer, also comparing the situation to the pre-9/11 summer of 2001.

32 posted on 07/01/2007 4:31:39 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! ~~FREE THE # 8~~)
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To: WestCoastGal
THANKS for the info and link WCG.

Just another reason to check readiness and preparedness. Sounds like something is in the works.

On the up side, unlike pre-9/11/01, these warnings will not be ignored. Hopefully, any attacks can and will be prevented. Still, anyone who relies on the gov’t for their personal safety is foolhardy.

Sounds like there may still be time to further enhance readiness measures.

Thanks again for the info WCG!

33 posted on 07/01/2007 4:41:47 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (The most dangerous man is the one with nothing to lose.)
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“Second car bomb ‘aimed at rescuers’”
Scotland on Sunday ^ | July 1, 2007 | Richard Elias

Posted on 07/01/2007 4:43:54 PM PDT by Alouette

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “THE terrorists who attempted to bomb central London last week deliberately placed the second vehicle to catch rescuers attending the injured from the first explosion, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.”

34 posted on 07/01/2007 4:51:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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Let’s recap and look at these 2 links/ongoing threads:

“Police Discover, Defuse ‘Massive’ Explosive Device in West London”
Fox ^

Posted on 06/29/2007 12:14:31 AM PDT by AVNevis


“Burning Car In Airport Terminal (Glasgow)”
Sky News ^

Posted on 06/30/2007 8:15:09 AM PDT by UKrepublican

35 posted on 07/01/2007 4:57:22 PM PDT by Cindy
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>> Second car bomb ‘aimed at rescuers’ <<

Thank you Cindy for bringing that to our attention. Much appreciated!

That should send shivers down the spines of our Emergency Response folks. A close friend and climbing buddy of mine was a professional firefighter for 22 years.

TM has uncovered the threats against hospitals a while back. Things are indeed heating up. I’m just thankful I’ve been given the time and place to tweak my preparedness and tweaked it is.

Thanks again Cindy!

36 posted on 07/01/2007 5:06:45 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (The most dangerous man is the one with nothing to lose.)
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THANKS to TexKat for the ping to those photos and articles.
Good capture, thank you.

Thanks to RDTF for the ping and pointers.


Here’s the photos:

Here’s the article:

London, Sunday 01.07.07

“Two doctors held over bomb attacks”

ARTICLE SNIIPPET: “Both doctors were working at UK hospitals and were apparently here legally.

The revelation raises the horrifying prospect that Al Qaeda propaganda is reaching beyond disaffected young Muslims.

“These are highly-educated, articulate and intelligent people,” one security source said.”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “One of the doctors, the man arrested on the M6, was said to be a Jordanian-born doctor at the North Staffordshire Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Police believe they are all part of a previously unknown Al Qaeda-linked cell made up of people of Middle Eastern origin.

The doctor involved in the Glasgow attack is an Iraqi who is thought to have been granted asylum in the UK while a third suspect comes from Lebanon.

At least one other member of the cell was still being hunted last night.”

37 posted on 07/01/2007 5:10:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: WestCoastGal
To heck with all this stuff ! They have came here and to other civilized nations and brought nothing but chaos ,fear and trouble . To hell with PC bull, close every mosque in this nation and tell all muslims they are not welcome . This is not the kind of religion you give freedom to, They love death, we love life, let them go practice death elsewhere and lets get back to living.

They are robbing not only us of our liberty, but our family's . Clean out that house of prostitution with impeachments and votes before they get us all killed . Remember Rome ! S.Africa, Indonesia, Pakastan ,Thailand ,and all the other nations they let in ‘ PEACEFUL ‘ moderate muslims .

38 posted on 07/01/2007 5:12:48 PM PDT by noamnasty
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for the ping, Ian. Thanks for all of your contributions.

39 posted on 07/01/2007 5:19:07 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: appalachian_dweller
You're welcome AD.

As you know though, this is the global jihad and so ALL leos, fire depts, paramedics should be very aware of a possible secondary explosion.

Yes, I think I still have my hospitals' set of the set of links...stepping back in time... (AP): Rockville, MD. - "MALVO SAYS MUHAMMAD PLANNED BOMBINGS" by Matthew Barakat, AP writer, May 23, 2006, 12:17pm (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The spree was to be followed by a bombing campaign that would target schools, school buses and children's hospitals, Malvo said.") (May 23, 2006) (Read More...) (AP): Sacramento, California - "TERROR SUSPECT ON TAPE NAMES TARGETS EYED" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Hospitals, supermarkets and other large buildings in California were among the possible terrorist targets of a man charged with attending an al-Qaida training camp in Pakistan, according to a videotaped interview played for jurors Tuesday. Hamid Hayat told FBI agents he was awaiting orders to strike buildings in Los Angeles and perhaps San Francisco after he returned to the U.S. last year.") (February 21, 2006) (Read More...) "HE POSSESSED A PIECE OF PAPER CONTAINING THE WORDS 'HOSPITAL ATTACK'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In October of 2005 Waseem Mughal, 22, of Railway Street, Chatham, was arrested under the Terrorism Act, and among the charges against him is this: He possessed a piece of paper containing the words 'Hospital attack'") (March 30, 2006) (Read More...)
INTERNET-HAGANAH.US ( "'IT COULD MEAN NOTHING OR IT COULD BE PRE-OPERATIONAL SURVEILLANCE' Incidents Intensify Hospital Vigilance" (July 17, 2005) (Read More...)

40 posted on 07/01/2007 5:24:53 PM PDT by Cindy
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