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Threat Matrix: January 2008
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Posted on 01/02/2008 8:53:38 PM PST by nwctwx

:::FreeRepublic's Threat Matrix:::
Still in Control

Pervez Musharraf was calm, confident and—despite a flurry of rumors—not about to announce his resignation. Instead, the Pakistani president's "concession" to his troubled nation was an announcement that he would allow Britain's Scotland Yard to help local law enforcement agencies with their investigation into last week's assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Speaking in a nationally televised address two hours after Pakistan's election commission announced the postponement of the ballot to Feb. 18, six weeks later than had been scheduled, Musharraf was notably deferential in his remarks about Bhutto, often invoking her "martyrdom" and extolling her liberal democratic credentials. "May she go to heaven," he said. "I stand for the same things she said." Read More


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The Global Terror Threat in 2008
Threat Matrix Highlight
Numerous plots have been stopped, leaders arrested and networks disrupted.

But al-Qaeda's violent worldview still has many followers and plenty of recruits for new attacks.

So what should we expect in the coming year?

In this, the seventh year following the attacks of 9/11, al-Qaeda's fortunes are mixed. Read More


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"No matter where you live in the world, this is a message that bears repeating:
Your assistance is needed to prevent terrorist acts."
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"America Supports You" spotlights what Americans are doing in support of the military all across the land, encourages others to thank the troops and allows all to tell their stories by giving voice and visibility to their efforts.

Threat Matrix: Recommended Reading
January 2008
Threat Matrix Reading
The Idea of Pakistan
Stephen P. Cohen

Being prepared is a good thing, no matter where one lives; no matter what alert level we are on.
From TM'er and Freeper ~Cindy~
Intelligence is the best weapon against terrorism.
National Commission on Terrorism: 1999

1 posted on 01/02/2008 8:53:45 PM PST by nwctwx
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To: All; JustPiper; tubavil; thecabal; Revel; Kinetic; Donna Lee Nardo; Honestly; ExSoldier; HipShot; ..

Ping to January 08 TM (slightly delayed).


2 posted on 01/02/2008 8:55:46 PM PST by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx

Here!


3 posted on 01/02/2008 8:57:39 PM PST by null and void (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth. - M203M4)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you very much nw and a blessed New Year to you.


4 posted on 01/02/2008 9:03:58 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=1521.15

“THIS YEAR IN 2007/Coming in 2008...”


5 posted on 01/02/2008 9:05:00 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

ON THE NET...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=frwn
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=gwot
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=wot
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http://www.rewardsforjustice.net/english/index.cfm?page=Wanted_Terrorist
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=globaljihad
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=jihad
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=internet

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http://www.jihadwatch.org
http://www.threatswatch.org

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http://www.memri.org/jihad.html
http://www.memriiwmp.org/
http://www.memritv.org
http://www.thememriblog.org/

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

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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/911news3.html
http://www.truthusa.com/911.html

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http://www.sofir.org
http://sfir-arabicsource.blogspot.com/
http://www.internet-haganah.com

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http://www.terrorism-info.org.il

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http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=672.0
http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=1296.0
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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http://www.persecution.org
http://www.memri.org/antisemitism.html


6 posted on 01/02/2008 9:17:14 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Wishing all TMers a safe, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.


7 posted on 01/02/2008 9:17:36 PM PST by Velveeta (Duncan Hunter, 08' !!! The real conservative.)
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To: Velveeta

ty for the ping....I still read, just don’t have as much time to comment or research.

Blessings on all for a wonderful, safe new year.


8 posted on 01/02/2008 9:23:55 PM PST by kimmie7 (this year i will turn ffff....ffo........foooort.........i can't say it. i'll just be 20. twice.)
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To: nwctwx

A safe and peaceful new year to all.


9 posted on 01/02/2008 9:26:35 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Just how will wrecking the U.S. economy save the planet?)
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To: All

http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=672.0
http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=1296.0
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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Note: The following text is a quote:

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, Wed Jan 02 2008 22:25:39 GMT-0800 (PST).

IRAN

January 03, 2008

The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran. Dual national Iranian-American citizens may encounter difficulty in departing Iran. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Iran issued May 31, 2007.

Some elements of the Iranian regime and the population remain hostile to the United States. As a result, American citizens may be subject to harassment or arrest while traveling or residing in Iran. Recently, Iranian authorities prevented a number of Iranian-American citizen academics, journalists, and others who traveled to Iran for personal reasons from leaving for several months, and in some cases detained and imprisoned them on various charges, including espionage and posing a threat to national security. Americans of Iranian origin should consider the risk of being targeted by authorities before planning travel to Iran. Iranian authorities may deny dual nationals access to the United States Interests Section in Tehran, because they are considered to be solely Iranian citizens.
The Iranian regime continues to repress its minority religious and ethnic groups, including Bahai, Arabs, Kurds, Azeris, and others. Consequently, some areas within the country where these minorities reside, including the Baluchistan border area near Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Kurdish northwest of the country, and areas near the Iraqi border, remain unsafe. Armed attacks on the road between Bam and Kerman in May 2007 also render this area unsafe.

Large-scale demonstrations have taken place in various regions throughout Iran over the past several years as a result of a sometimes volatile political climate. U.S. citizens who travel to Iran despite this Travel Warning should exercise caution.

The U.S. government does not have diplomatic or consular relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and therefore cannot provide protection or routine consular services to American citizens in Iran. The Swiss government, acting through its Embassy in Tehran, serves as protecting power for U.S. interests in Iran. Neither U.S. passports nor visas to the United States are issued in Tehran. The Iranian Government does not recognize dual citizenship and generally does not permit the Swiss to provide protective services for U.S. citizens who are also Iranian nationals. U.S. citizens of Iranian origin who are considered by Iran to be Iranian citizens have been detained and harassed by Iranian authorities. Former Muslims who have converted to other religions, as well as persons who encourage Muslims to convert, are subject to arrest and prosecution.

Americans who travel or reside in Iran despite this Travel Warning are strongly encouraged to register through the State Department’s travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov. If they are in Tehran, American citizens may also register in person at the U.S. Interests Section of the Swiss Embassy at Africa Avenue, West Farzan Street, no. 59, Tehran. The local telephone numbers are 021-8878-2964 and 021-8879-2364, fax 021-8877-3265, e-mail: tie.vertretung@eda.admin.ch.

U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State’s Consular Information Sheet for Iran, and the current Worldwide Caution and Middle East and North Africa Public Announcements, which are located on the Department’s Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov. American citizens may also obtain updated information on travel and security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or Canada, or, from overseas, 1-202-501-4444.


10 posted on 01/02/2008 10:25:55 PM PST by Cindy
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https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=77748

YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report
“Warden Message: Paraguay Safety Concerns”
CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS
Americas - Paraguay
2 Jan 2008


11 posted on 01/02/2008 10:27:45 PM PST by Cindy
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Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3489800,00.html

Qassam rocket lands in Ashkelon; no injuries reported

Published: 01.03.08, 08:22 / Israel News

A Qassam rocket fired from northern Gaza landed in the town of Ashkelon Thursday morning.

No injuries or damage were reported. (Shmulik Hadad)


12 posted on 01/02/2008 10:33:18 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1198517278654&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Jan 2, 2008 23:24 | Updated Jan 3, 2008 3:19
“J’lem to stress to Bush PA’s terror ties”
By HERB KEINON


13 posted on 01/02/2008 10:35:02 PM PST by Cindy
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FBI.gov: “Weapons of Mass Destruction”
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/nsb/wmd/wmd_home.htm


14 posted on 01/02/2008 10:38:16 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Happy New Year to you and everyone on this thread.

Wow! I didn’t realize the “Threat Matrix” has been going on for over 4 years.

I think THIS is another major obstacle in the War on Terror, trying to hamstring the CIA again, as they were before 9-11, keeping them from efficiently fighting against the terrorists. The CIA agents will have to focus more on being “PC”, than on obtaining information from terrorists, that may keep us safe.

Justice Dept. Sets Criminal Inquiry Into C.I.A. Tapes

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/03/washington/03intel.html?hp

Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey said Wednesday that the Justice Department had elevated its inquiry into the destruction of Central Intelligence Agency interrogation videotapes to a formal criminal investigation headed by a career federal prosecutor.

The announcement is the first indication that investigators have concluded on a preliminary basis that C.I.A. officers, possibly along with other government officials, may have committed criminal acts in their handling of the tapes, which recorded the interrogations in 2002 of two operatives with Al Qaeda and were destroyed in 2005.

C.I.A. officials have for years feared becoming entangled in a criminal investigation involving alleged improprieties in secret counterterrorism programs. Now, the investigation and a probable grand jury inquiry will scrutinize the actions of some of the highest-ranking current and former officials at the agency.


15 posted on 01/02/2008 10:46:39 PM PST by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus

OPINION:

The Democrat-led Congress (with assistance from certain RINOs) have demonstrated admirably that they do not understand and/or do not want to
understand who are enemies are.

Our enemies are enjoying this and find great propaganda value in the
anti-American talking points spewed forth on an almost daily basis
via anti-Americans in various media formats.

I thank God everyday for our troops who do understand who are enemies
are.


16 posted on 01/02/2008 10:57:20 PM PST by Cindy
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To: FocusNexus

A blessed New Year to you FocusNexus.


17 posted on 01/02/2008 10:58:07 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
"The Democrat-led Congress (with assistance from certain RINOs) have demonstrated admirably that they do not understand and/or do not want to understand who are enemies are."

You are absolutely right, especially the part I bolded, because I consider that the key characterization of the Democrats -- nobody can be that naive, the do NOT want to understand the magnitude of the danger and who our real enemies are, which emboldens our enemies.

18 posted on 01/02/2008 11:01:27 PM PST by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus

Yes.


19 posted on 01/02/2008 11:06:59 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/4363.htm
(”Source: Al-Hayat, London, January 1, 2008”)

“’Awakening’ Forces In Iraq: We Will Fight Al-Qaeda Until It Is Expelled From The Country”

Posted at: 2008-01-02

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Previously...

http://memriiwmp.org/content/en/blog_personal.htm?id=336

“New Osama bin Laden Audio Message”

SNIPPET: “On December 29, 2007, Al-Qaeda’s media production company Al-Sahab posted an audio message by Osama bin Laden on various Islamist websites, among them Al-Ikhlaas (http://ek-ls.org ).”

Posted at : 2007-12-30


20 posted on 01/02/2008 11:11:10 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=48561

“Iraq Bombing Underscores Need to Pressure Al Qaeda”

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2008


21 posted on 01/02/2008 11:15:38 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for the new thread!


22 posted on 01/02/2008 11:20:41 PM PST by texpat72 (<><)
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To: All

23 posted on 01/02/2008 11:33:24 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

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

#

Recap:

http://counterterrorismblog.org/2008/01/syrias_assassination_goal_targ.php

“Syria’s Assassination Goal: Target March 14th Christians To Divide & Conquer”
By Andrew Cochran

January 1, 2008 12:00 AM

#

http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=countries&Area=syria&ID=SP179607

Special Dispatch Series - No. 1796
December 30, 2007 No.1796

“Senior Leader of Muslim Brotherhood in Syria”


24 posted on 01/02/2008 11:36:13 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1947565/posts

“Shopper pulls gun, stops robbery cold”
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2008 | staff
Posted on 01/02/2008 11:59:49 PM PST by Reagan is King


25 posted on 01/03/2008 12:18:24 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=1582.0

#

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200801/NAT20080102a.html

“Petraeus Credits Syria for Cutting Flow of Terrorists to Iraq”
By Terence P. Jeffrey
CNSNews.com Editor in Chief
January 02, 2008

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “(CNSNews.com) - General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, is crediting efforts by the Syrian government, along with stepped-up counter-terrorism activities in other Arab states, with cutting the flow of al Qaeda terrorists entering Iraq.

This change in Syrian behavior has occurred at a time when the Iraqi government and the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad have been increasing their diplomatic and economic engagement, and when relations between Jordan and Syria also have been warming.

In November, King Abdullah of Jordan visited Syria for the first time in four years. Shortly after that, Syria made a surprise decision to participate in the Middle East peace meeting convened by President Bush at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Assad’s regime has been designated by the State Department as a state sponsor of terrorism. In the recent past, it has been a frequent source of problems for the United States and its allies in the Middle East.”


26 posted on 01/03/2008 12:26:05 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080103/FOREIGN/153290141/1003

“Embassies of U.S., Britain, Israel hit by hoax in Australia”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The U.S., British and Israeli embassies each received packages containing a suspicious powder yesterday, creating a security scare in which some staff members were evacuated and police cordoned off nearby streets, police said.

The powder proved to be harmless in each case, an Australian Federal Police spokesman said on the condition of anonymity, citing police policy.

Police would not detail their security response.”


27 posted on 01/03/2008 12:35:34 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All; SJackson

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3488901,00.html

“2007: Shin Bet sees drop in terror attacks but more use of rockets”

SNIPPET: “Security forces say that while terror groups were only successful in carrying out one suicide bombing in 2007, they were able to fire over 1,200 Qassam rockets at Israeli targets. Gaza become the focal point of Palestinian terror this year, but organizations there are working tirelessly to aid their counterparts in the West Bank”

Efrat Weiss
Published: 01.01.08, 01:36 / Israel News

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080103/FOREIGN/348873531/1003

“Terrorist killings plunged in ‘07”
by Joshua Mitnick
January 3, 2008

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “TEL AVIV — Israelis had their safest year in 2007 from terrorist attacks since the start of the Palestinian uprising, with 13 killed and one suicide bombing, according to the Israeli Shin Bet security agency.”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The Israeli fatality numbers — almost negligible relative to the 426 persons who died at the peak of the attacks in 2002 — suggest that the seven-year militant uprising has lost considerable steam and that the Israeli barrier sealing off parts of the West Bank is working as planned.”


28 posted on 01/03/2008 12:40:56 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.truthusa.com/MoreThanCartoons.html

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http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=B4361A61-B95C-460D-BA8C-BF72CC502059

“UN Condemns Counterterrorism”
By Robert Spencer
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, January 03, 2008

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The Organization of the Islamic Conference, the largest voting bloc at the United Nations, has succeeded in pushing through the UN a resolution condemning the “defamation of religions.” That’s “religions,” not “religion” – yet according to Cybercast News Service, “although the resolution refers to defamation of ‘religions,’ Islam is the only religion named in the text, which also takes a swipe at counter-terrorism security measures.” The OIC has been pushing hard for such a measure ever since cartoons of the Islamic prophet Muhammad appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten late in 2005.”

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Previously...

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200712/INT20071220a.html

“Islamic Bloc Scores ‘Defamation of Religions’ Resolution at UN”
By Patrick Goodenough
CNSNews.com International Editor
December 20, 2007

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “(CNSNews.com) - Alongside a resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly this week calling for a moratorium on the death penalty, the world body passed a raft of other human rights-related motions. One of them, introduced by Islamic nations, focuses on combating the “defamation of religions.”

Resolutions on the human rights situation in North Korea and Iran also passed, although dozens of countries — including human rights violators Cuba, Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe — voted against the motions.

An annual resolution on “the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination” also passed by an overwhelming margin, with only the United States, Israel, and three small Pacific island nations voting “no.” There were four abstentions.

The motion on defamation of religions has been a priority for the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) since 9/11. It took on new impetus following a Danish newspaper’s publication in 2005 of cartoons satirizing Mohammed.”

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Previously...

http://www.cnsnews.com/ForeignBureaus/Archive/200602/FOR20060221b.html

“Muslim Leaders Want UN to Outlaw ‘Defamation’”
By Patrick Goodenough
CNSNews.com International Editor
February 21, 2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “(CNSNews.com) - Disturbed by Muslim leaders’ attempts to criminalize any criticism of Islam, human rights campaigners are urging the United Nations to resist pressure to outlaw religious defamation in a resolution creating the U.N.’s new human rights council.

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a Saudi-based grouping of the world’s 57 Muslim states, wants the resolution’s draft text to include a reference to “actions against religions, prophets and beliefs” and to state that “defamation of religions and prophets is inconsistent with the right to freedom of expression.”

OIC ambassadors discussed the plan with Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday.

The demand is just one of five steps the OIC says are necessary to defuse the crisis over the publication in European and other newspapers of cartoons satirizing Mohammed, and to prevent recurrences.

The controversy continues to roil the Islamic world, and more than 35 people have been killed in rioting by Muslims offended by what they regard as blasphemy.

The other four steps proposed by the OIC are the adoption of a U.N. General Assembly resolution prohibiting the “defamation of all prophets and faiths”; the passage of legislation in the European Parliament “against Islamophobia”; the adoption of a “code of ethics” for European media; and the implementation of a U.N. media standard “ which should cover a definition of freedom of speech in case of religious symbols.””


29 posted on 01/03/2008 12:50:19 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All; backhoe

blog:

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2007/12/lighting-jihad-fuse.html

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2007
“Lighting the Jihad Fuse”
by Baron Bodissey

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Note: Includes Video.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2007/dec/24/advertising?gusrc=rss&feed=media

“’Terrorist’ firework ads spark row”

Mark Sweney
Guardian Unlimited, Monday December 24 2007

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Dutch government firework safety ads featuring a spoof Islamist terrorist group have been criticised as insensitive and depicting a negative stereotype of the Muslim community.”


30 posted on 01/03/2008 1:54:39 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

blog:

http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/4308.htm
(”Sources: http://www.aafaq.org/english/aafaq_today.aspx?id_news=112 , December 27, 2007; http://www.hrinfo.net/ , December 24, 2007; http://www.alfarhan.org “)

“Arrested Saudi Reformist Blogger Being Held Without Bond, At Unknown Location”
(December 28, 2007)

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UPDATE:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/01/02/saudi.blogger.jailed/index.html

updated 11:01 p.m. EST, Wed January 2, 2008

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “(CNN) — A Saudi blogger arrested in December could be freed soon, a spokesman for the kingdom’s Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

No details about any charges or a release date have been announced. However, a friend and fellow Saudi blogger told CNN that Fouad al-Farhan was arrested because he wrote about political issues.

Al-Farhan, operator of the Web site alfarhan.org, was arrested December 10. In an e-mail posted on the site since his arrest, he told friends that he faced arrest for his support of 10 reform advocates the Saudi government accuses of supporting terrorism.

The 32-year-old blogger is one of the few Saudi Web commentators who uses his own name, according to the U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists. He was was arrested at his Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, office by government agents who also seized his laptop from his home, the organization said in a statement issued in late December.”


31 posted on 01/03/2008 2:08:23 AM PST by Cindy
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UPDATING post no. 12:

Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3489907,00.html

Popular Front claims responsibility for rocket attack on Ashkelon

Published: 01.03.08, 11:51 / Israel News

The Popular Front claimed responsibility for the rocket attack on Ashkelon Thursday morning.

This is the first time that the organization, led by Ahmed Jibril, takes responsibility for a rocket attack from Gaza. (Ali Waked)


32 posted on 01/03/2008 2:12:18 AM PST by Cindy
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More details UPDATE:

Note: Photos included.

http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/ct_301207e.htm

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC)
December 30 , 2007

“The Israeli security forces seized six and a half tons of potassium nitrate at a West Bank crossing a few weeks ago. The chemical is used in the homemade explosives industry. It was hidden in European Union sugar sacks and sent to terrorists in the Gaza Strip.”


33 posted on 01/03/2008 2:14:33 AM PST by Cindy
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In a separate incident...RECAP:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3486922,00.html

YNET NEWS.com (AP): “EGYPTIAN POLICE ARREST WEAPONS SMUGGLER, TONS OF EXPLOSIVES” (ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Egyptian police arrested early Wednesday a weapons smuggler and found in his house near the border with Israel more than half a ton of explosives and 1,200 kilograms (2,600 pounds) of potassium nitrate used in making bombs, a security official said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media, said police arrested Mahdi Salim Abu Freig, 21...”)
(December 26, 2007, 11:49)


34 posted on 01/03/2008 2:31:54 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16188&Itemid=128

Press Release A080102b
January 02, 2008

Coalition forces disrupt criminal network; detain suspected Special Groups member

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces detained a suspected criminal during operations to disrupt terrorist networks early Wednesday in the Adhamiyah area.

Coalition forces targeted an individual who reportedly trained criminals to perform attacks on Coalition and Iraqi forces. He allegedly facilitated the training of numerous criminals in guerilla warfare. He is assessed to be an associate of several other senior-level criminal element leaders who are involved in attacks on Coalition forces.

Intelligence led ground forces to the target area where they detained one suspect without incident. The identity of the suspect is still being determined. Coalition forces also discovered an assault rifle with two magazines and multiple pistol magazines.

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to pursue criminal elements that are not honoring al-Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr’s ceasefire pledge,” said Cmdr. Scott Rye, MNF-I spokesperson. “Those who commit indiscriminate acts of violence will not be tolerated.”

- 30 -


35 posted on 01/03/2008 2:33:37 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All; backhoe; SJackson

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

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http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/019418.php
(ISRAEL NEWS, YNET NEWS)

January 3, 2008

“Israel: ‘Unclear how, if at all, Egypt can explain’ letting Palestinian pilgrims, including senior Hamas members, back into Gaza without security check”

###

Previously...

http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/019259.php
(JERUSALEM POST)

December 21, 2007

“Footage of Egyptian police helping Hamas not shown to Congress over Israeli diplomats’ fear of ‘infuriating Egypt’”


36 posted on 01/03/2008 2:51:26 AM PST by Cindy
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RECAP:

blog:

http://memriiwmp.org/content/en/blog_personal.htm?id=338

“Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Claims Responsibility for Attack in Mauritania “

(BLOG ENTRY SNIPPET: “On December 29, 2007, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb posted a communiqué on the Islamist website http://al-hesbah.com (hosted by NOC4Hosts Inc. in Florida, USA) claiming responsibility for a December 26, 2007 attack on a military base in El-Ghallaouiya in Mauritania. It should be mentioned that this is the first time since it joined Al-Qaeda that Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for an attack in Mauritania.”)

Posted January 2, 2008


37 posted on 01/03/2008 3:48:58 AM PST by Cindy
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UPDATING post no. 32:

Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3489957,00.html

Al-Quds Brigades claim rocket attack on Ashkelon

Published: 01.03.08, 13:25 / Israel News

The Islamic Jihad’s al-Quds Brigades have claimed the rocket shooting towards Ashkelon, Thursday morning.

Earlier, the Popular Front claimed responsibility for the rocket attack. (Ali Waked)


38 posted on 01/03/2008 3:54:22 AM PST by Cindy
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To: SJackson; All

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://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080103/ap_on_re_mi_ea/lebanon_hezbollah;_ylt=An2GdliPcEdF__gt2Co1.l5vaA8F

“Hezbollah wants veto in Lebanon”
By HUSSEIN DAKROUB, Associated Press Writer
Wed Jan 2, 7:36 PM ET

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “BEIRUT, Lebanon - No president will be elected in Lebanon unless the Hezbollah-led opposition gets veto power in the future government, the leader of the militant group declared Wednesday.”


39 posted on 01/03/2008 3:58:07 AM PST by Cindy
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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, Thu Jan 03 2008 03:59:44 GMT-0800 (PST).

Worldwide Caution

October 09, 2007


40 posted on 01/03/2008 3:59:21 AM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx; All

Thanks for the ping Ian. Thanks to all contributors/researchers/linkers who have informed/educated us.


41 posted on 01/03/2008 5:26:57 AM PST by PGalt
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To: nwctwx

Thank you, it is never to late.


42 posted on 01/03/2008 6:35:58 AM PST by drymans wife (They is nothing like the mind of a TM;'er)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you for the new thread ping.

Happy New Year to all.


43 posted on 01/03/2008 7:43:27 AM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,319934,00.html

Car Bomb Explodes in Turkey, Wounds 30

Thursday, January 03, 2008

ANKARA, Turkey — A car bomb exploded in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Thursday, wounding around 30 people, including military personnel, news reports said.

A bus reportedly transporting military personnel was passing by a five-star hotel when the bomb exploded, the state-run Anatolia news agency said.

snip..


44 posted on 01/03/2008 8:15:31 AM PST by drymans wife (They is nothing like the mind of a TM;'er)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1947895/posts

“Reward Offered In Geno’s Steaks Assault [Video at link]”
CBS 3 (Philadelphia) ^ | Jan 3, 2008 2:24 pm US/Eastern
Posted on 01/03/2008 1:14:55 PM PST by Gondring
PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3)

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Geno’s owner Joey Vento said he is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the assault.

If you have any information, please call police at 215-686-3013.”


45 posted on 01/03/2008 1:28:33 PM PST by Cindy
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To: drymans wife; Jet Jaguar; Turk; a_Turk; Turk2

Thank you Dryman’s wife for the post #44.

Adding 1 link:

Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.arabmonitor.info/news/dettaglio.php?idnews=21799&lang=en

Year: 2008

Car-bomb attack kills five in Turkey’s Diyarbakir

iyarbakir, 3 January - Five people were killed and 67 wounded by a huge car-bomb that exploded in Diyarbakir at the passage of a military vehicle in the city centre. The explosion also triggered off a huge fire that engulfed five vehicles besides the one targeted. The number of injured was high because at the time of the remote-controlled bomb explosion students from a nearby school were out on the streets. This attack, as well as last week’s two minor bomb attacks in Istanbul are being attributed to PKK cells operating inside Turkey.


46 posted on 01/03/2008 1:32:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

SP=Diyarbakir


47 posted on 01/03/2008 1:34:15 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.memri.org/turkey.html
http://thememriblog.org/turkey

#

Re: Bomb Attack in Turkey:

Note: Includes photo.

UPDATE:

http://www.thememriblog.org/turkey/blog_personal/en/4385.htm


48 posted on 01/03/2008 1:36:53 PM PST by Cindy
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http://counterterrorismblog.org/2008/01/raising_the_costs_for_tehran.php
http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=672.0
http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=1296.0
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html
#

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2700

PolicyWatch #1324
“Raising the Costs for Tehran”
By Michael Jacobson
January 3, 2008


49 posted on 01/03/2008 1:42:13 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; WestCoastGal; MamaDearest; All

Buried in all the Iowa Caucus news, I heard today that Adam Gadahn, aka Azzan (?) the American, will soon be releasing a new video.


50 posted on 01/03/2008 1:55:01 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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