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Posted on 04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT by nwctwx

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Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army

Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years.

This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and Germany is likely to make a bigger commitment.

But American and Afghan government sources with knowledge of the expected Afghan proposal say that an increase from the current authorization of 86,000 Afghan Army soldiers to 120,000 is the only way to create an enduring defense against a resurgent Taliban and elusive Al Qaeda operatives. Read More


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UK Halts Troop Cuts after Iraq Clashes
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The British defense minister on Tuesday said the number of British troops in Iraq will remain at the current level of around 4,000 for the time being.

Des Browne, briefing the House of Commons, said it would be "prudent" to halt any further reductions, particularly in light of the violence in Basra over the last week.

That was when Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki launched an offensive against "outlaws" and "criminals" in the city, and clashes broke out between troops and Shiite militants. Read More

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1 posted on 04/01/2008 8:13:22 PM PDT by nwctwx
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April ping.


2 posted on 04/01/2008 8:14:59 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx

Thanks for the new thread.

I read here often, although I seldom comment.

I appreciate the job all of you are doing here.


3 posted on 04/01/2008 8:25:25 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama is a totalitarian nutcase.)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you!


4 posted on 04/01/2008 8:40:58 PM PDT by good old days
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To: nwctwx

Thanks very much, Ian.


5 posted on 04/01/2008 9:03:17 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Oorang

Thanks for the ping to post #1498 on the March thread. Very interesting.


6 posted on 04/01/2008 9:06:05 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: nwctwx; All

Thank you for the new thread.
You’ve put up over 40 threads!

Thanks to ALL for the hard work and continuing input.


7 posted on 04/01/2008 9:21:19 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: nwctwx

THANKS THANKS.

Has anyone researched more . . . the Russian intel org . . . has released info asserting that

The USA has equal forces arrayed currently against Iran as we had at the beginning of the Iraq war . . . and that we will be ready to go at Iran the first half of April . . . that it will remain up to the political leaders as to when the festivities will start.

I think the info is probably largely accurate.

IF SO

I assume the festivities will start against Iran probably after the Beijing Olympics though that would have lots of forces holding in readiness a long time—which they don’t do well without deterioration—so that may not be the case . . . maybe festivities will begin sooner.

Regardless, I DOUBT

MERELY DOUBT

that China would not end up attacking us until after the Beijing Olympics.

However, I have essentally little to no doubt that our going into Iran will lead into China attacking the West coast and Russia the East coast . . . . and that life will never again be he same . . . PERIOD.

And that true peace will not fully, honorably, authentically, constructively reign ‘again’ until Christ touches down on the Mt of Olives. . . . though the Anti-Christ will “wage war with peace” as Scripture says—more or less, evidently, for up to 3.5 years with the world crying PEACE PEACE PEACE AT LAST . . . though it will be a pseudo peace as the tyranny tightens it’s grip.

In any case . . . interesting times we live in . . .


8 posted on 04/01/2008 9:22:39 PM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: nwctwx

Thank you very much nw.


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10 posted on 04/01/2008 9:45:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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12 posted on 04/01/2008 9:55:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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13 posted on 04/01/2008 9:58:23 PM PDT by Cindy
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14 posted on 04/01/2008 10:12:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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JIHAD WATCH.org (CBC): "FITNA RAGE IN INDONESIA: 'The Dutch government must arrest him. Wilders must be killed because he has declared war on Muslims.'" (April 2, 2008)

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (AP via Yahoo News): "DUTCH LAWMAKER TO EDIT ANTI-QURAN FILM" (April 1, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (NISNews.nl): "FILM 'WORSE THAN FITNA' ABANDONED: FILMMAKER SAYS DUTCH GOVERNMENT CAN'T PROTECT HIM" (April 1, 2008)

HUMAN EVENTS.com: "GEERT WILDERS' 'FITNA': INSIGHTFUL AND INCITEFUL" by Robert Spencer (MARCH 31, 2008)

JAWA REPORT - blog: "FITNA WEBSITE HACKED BY CYBERTERRORISTS!" (March 31, 2008)

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JIHAD WATCH.org (RADIONETHERLANDS.NL): "26 ISLAMIC COUNTRIES ASK NETHERLANDS TO BAN FITNA" (March 31, 2008)

HOT AIR.com: "LIVELEAK RESTORES 'FITNA'; VIDEO: INDONESIANS CALL FOR WILDER'S DEATH" (March 31, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS) - Snippet: ""I call on Muslims around the world, if you run into the maker of the film, kill him," said one of the speakers at the rally, Awit Mashuri. "Geert Wilders is a Christian terrorist," declared a placard held up by a protester. "Kill Geert Wilders," read another..." (March 31, 2008)
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15 posted on 04/01/2008 10:15:19 PM PDT by Cindy
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Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280

Ships Underway (away from homeport): 141 ships (50% of total)

On deployment: 105 ships (38% of total)

Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 33 submarines (61%)

On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
Ships Underway

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USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Pacific Ocean
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Philippine Sea
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) - Pacific Ocean
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) - Pacific Ocean
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - 5th Fleet
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USS Peleliu (LHA 5) - Pacific Ocean
USS Boxer (LHD 4) - Pacific Ocean

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16 posted on 04/01/2008 10:19:42 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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Basque ETA says killed Spanish councillor in March

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The Basque separatist group ETA said on Tuesday it shot dead a former Socialist councillor just before last month’s election, confirming widely held suspicions that the armed group was responsible. In a statement published in the Basque newspaper Gara, ETA said it had killed Isaias Carrasco outside his house in the northern town of Mondragon on March 7, two days before an election won by the incumbent Socialists.

He was shot five times at point-blank range in front of his wife and young daughter. Gara also quoted ETA as saying it also carried out four bombings in the region in the run-up to the poll. (Reuters)


17 posted on 04/01/2008 10:30:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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"It is a fact: our enemies hate us." -Cindy

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18 posted on 04/01/2008 10:33:07 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx
But American and Afghan government sources with knowledge of the expected Afghan proposal say that an increase from the current authorization of 86,000 Afghan Army soldiers to 120,000 is the only way to create an enduring defense against a resurgent Taliban and elusive Al Qaeda operatives.

Blowing up a few madrassas wouldn't hurt.

19 posted on 04/01/2008 10:33:24 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1762.html

“Olympics 2008 Fact Sheet (China)”
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Bureau of Consular Affairs

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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_4180.html

Travel Alert

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
This information is current as of today, Tue Apr 01 2008 22:37:28 GMT-0700 (PDT).

China

March 21, 2008

This Travel Alert is being issued to update U.S. citizens to safety and security concerns in China ’s Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) as well as the neighboring provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai . American citizens in Tibet, especially in Lhasa , are advised to avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place. American citizens should defer travel to Tibet at this time. This supersedes the Travel Alert for China dated March 15, 2008 and expires on April 21, 2008.

On March 14, violence erupted following peaceful demonstrations in the city of Lhasa . Scattered violence continues in Lhasa and protests, some of them resulting in violence, have been reported in parts of Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai, and Yunnan provinces. Currently, there is a significant increased security presence in many Tibetan areas of China , including Tibetan communities outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR). Chinese authorities have restricted tourist and other travel to Tibet and other affected areas.

American consular personnel have not yet been granted access to the TAR or other affected areas, and therefore assistance to American citizens in those areas may be limited.

For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S. or Canada, or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada , a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing can be reached 24 hours per day at 86-10-6532-3431. The addresses and telephone contact information for the U.S. Embassy and Consulates are at the bottom of this announcement.

U.S. citizens residing or traveling in China are reminded to register with the U.S. Embassy or closest U.S. Consulate by entering your travel itinerary and contact information at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/home.asp. In case of difficulties registering online, please contact the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

U.S. Embassy Beijing : tel. 86-10-6532-3431
U.S. Consulate General Chengdu : tel. 86-28-8558-3992
U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou : tel. 86-20-8518-7605
U.S. Consulate General Shanghai: tel. 86-21-3217-4650
U.S. Consulate General Shenyang : tel. 86-24-2322-1198


20 posted on 04/01/2008 10:37:54 PM PDT by Cindy
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Yep.

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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1206632388560&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Apr 2, 2008 0:35 | Updated Apr 2, 2008 6:08
“Next terror attack ‘a matter of time’”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Alexander Galiah, who lost his wife in a terrorist attack at the Rimonim junction six years ago, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday he knows from personal experience what it means to ease security restrictions for the Palestinians.

Etty Galiah, 48, was shot to death on November 18, 2002 by a Palestinian terrorist who plugged nine bullets into her car as she drove past that junction, near the Palestinian village of Taiba. The roadblock was unmanned as a gesture to the Palestinians.

So Galiah, who never remarried, was concerned to hear on Monday that the roadblock, which had been in use since his wife’s murder, had been dismantled by the army as part of a promise by Israel to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

“It’s worrisome,” said Galiah.

The father of seven has lived in the Orthodox Kochav Hashahar settlement for 28 years.”


21 posted on 04/01/2008 10:43:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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Click on the link below to read the full report.

ICC-CCS.ORG - THE WEEKLY PIRACY REPORT - REPORT SNIPPET - QUOTE:

http://www.icc-ccs.org/prc/piracyreport.php

Weekly Piracy Report
25-31 March 2008

The following is a summary of the daily reports broadcast by the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre to ships in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions on the SafetyNET service of Inmarsat-C from 25 to 31 March 2008.

ALERT

Chittagong anchorage, Bangladesh
The number of attacks has reduced since 2006. However, the area is still listed as a high risk area and mariners are advised to be cautious especially while approaching the anchorage and while at anchor at Chittagong

Nigeria
Violent attacks carried out by pirates on board vessels at anchor and vessel carrying out STS operations. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution in these waters.

Suspicious crafts

None reported
Recently reported incidents

28.03.2008: 0200 LT: Posn 22:47.18N – 070:04.63E, Kandla outer anchorage, India.

Three robbers boarded a tanker at anchor via the main deck. Crewmembers were maintaining anti piracy watches forward and aft. Alarm was raised as soon as the robbers were spotted. On hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped in their waiting boat. Investigation revealed ship’s stores stolen. Port authorities were informed.

24.03.2008: 0230 LT: Chittagong TSP jetty, Bangladesh.

Four robbers armed with long knives boarded a bulk carrier during discharging operations. Fearing injuries, crew on anti piracy watch retreated into accommodation. Within ten minutes, crew mustered and went forward to investigate. By then, robbers had escaped in waiting boat after stealing ship stores


22 posted on 04/01/2008 10:47:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.satp.org
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http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/papers27/paper2656.html

Paper no. 2656
30-Mar.-2008
“MAJOR SUCCESSES AGAINST INDIGENOUS JIHADI TERRORISM INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM MONITOR-—PAPER NO.387”
By B. Raman

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http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/papers27/paper2655.html

Paper no. 2655
30-Mar.-2008
“AIRCRAFT HIJACKINGS IN INDIA & THE KANDAHAR FIASCO INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM MONITOR-—PAPER NO.386”
By B. Raman


23 posted on 04/01/2008 10:51:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18047&Itemid=21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20080402-05
April 2, 2008

Iraqi Special Operations Forces kill 14 criminals in Basra

Multi-National Corps – Iraq PAO

BALAD, Iraq – Iraqi Special Operation Forces, advised by U.S. Special Forces, killed 14 criminals March 31.

The operation was directed by senior Iraqi leaders in the port city of Basra.

The ISOF planned and conducted the mission to capture and arrest the criminals in an abandoned school.

According to recent intelligence information, these criminals planted improvised explosive devices along the roads leading to the school.

They also set up defensive fighting positions around the facility.

The school was a staging point for armed assaults against Iraqi Security Forces as well as a storage facility for illegal weapons, ammunition and explosives.

The ISOF received small arms fire throughout the operation. Both ISOF and U.S. SF returned fire while a Coalition aircraft provided additional requested close-air support. During the operation, 14 armed individuals were killed.

While clearing buildings next to the school, ISOF also found and released six ISF members who were being held at the compound.

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24 posted on 04/01/2008 10:54:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18046&Itemid=21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20080402-04
April 2, 2008

Iraqi Security Forces, detain two suspects in separate operations (Balad)

Multi-National Corps – Iraq PAO

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces, advised by U.S. Special Forces, detained two suspected insurgents during separate operations April 1.

In Balad, Iraqi Special Operations Forces detained one suspected improvised explosive device cell leader who is reported to be responsible for IED and indirect fire
attacks against Logistics Support Area Anaconda.

Intelligence reports have linked him and his criminal network to an IED attack in October 2007 that killed one Coalition force Soldier and wounded three others.

During another operation in Mosul, the Mosul Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics unit detained one suspected terrorist who is reported to be involved in the kidnapping, torture and murder of Iraqi Security Forces personnel in the area.

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25 posted on 04/01/2008 10:58:22 PM PDT by Cindy
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Calm Before The Storm?
IBD ^ | April 1, 2008
Posted on 04/01/2008 9:57:21 PM PDT by Kaslin

War On Terror: Shockingly, the CIA warns that America is wide open to another 9/11-style terrorist attack from the Afghan-Pakistani border. Is this August 2001 all over again?

n a rare public interview, CIA Director Michael Hayden said al-Qaida’s central command is training a more cunning generation of terrorists in the badlands of northern Pakistan.
They “look Western,” he said, and “wouldn’t attract your attention if they were going through the customs line at (Washington) Dulles (International Airport) with you when you’re coming back from overseas.”

These new recruits, Hayden told NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “would be able to come into this country without attracting the kind of attention that others might.”

In other words, they wouldn’t fit the typical Middle Eastern profile, and their non-Arabic surnames wouldn’t likely show up in any terror watch list. In fact, they might not even need visas if they enter from Europe.

Forget the image of Mohamed Atta and the other 9/11 hijackers. The next al-Qaida-trained terror cell could feature blue-eyed blonds and even women.

Hayden’s warning dovetails with German intelligence. Authorities there reveal that terrorist suspects under surveillance include several Germans who have converted to Islam and recently trained at al-Qaida camps in Pakistan.

At the same time, U.S. officials note al-Qaida’s use of women to carry out suicide attacks in Iraq is an alarming new twist. Women are checked less often by security because of Muslim sensitivities.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibdeditorials.com ...


26 posted on 04/01/2008 11:02:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Git er done ping


27 posted on 04/01/2008 11:03:26 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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RECAP:

http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress08/mueller040108.htm

Congressional Testimony

“Robert S. Mueller, III
Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Statement Before House Appropriations Committee,
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies”

April 1, 2008


28 posted on 04/01/2008 11:03:41 PM PDT by Cindy
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A VERY SMALL SAMPLER On The Internet:

REWARDS FOR JUSTICE.net: "WANTED TERRORISTS" (View Posters. Read More...)

FBI.gov: "MOST WANTED TERRORISTS" (View Posters. Read More...)

FBI.gov - War On Terrorism: "SEEKING INFORMATION" (View Posters. Read More...)

ICE.gov - Public Information: "MOST WANTED" (View Posters. Read More...)


YNET NEWS.com (AP): "CIA: AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN BORDER REGION 'DANGER' TO US" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "If there were another terrorist attack against Americans, Hayden said, it would most certainly originate from that region.") (March 30, 2008, 21:06) (Read More...)

THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "CIA DIRECTOR: AQ TRAINING WESTERN-LOOKING OPERATIVES" (March 30. 2008) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...)


FOX NEWS.com: "JIHAD USA: CONFRONTING THE THREAT OF HOMEGROWN TERROR" (March 27, 2008) (Read More...)



!@#$% (March 25, 2008)


MEMRI IWMP.org: "AL-ZAWAHIRI URGES MUSLIMS TO ATTACK JEWISH, U.S. INTERESTS WORLDWIDE" (Posted March 24, 2008) (Read More...)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "Zawahri: 'O Muslims. Today is your day. Hit the interest of the Jews and the Americans and all those who participated in the aggression against Muslims'" (March 24, 2008) (Read More...)


DANIEL PIPES.org - blog: "THE NIQAB AND BURQA AS SECURITY THREATS" by Daniel Pipes (Updated March 22, 2008)


ADNKRONOS.com (AKI): Baghdad - "IRAQ: AL-QAEDA 'ENLISTING WIDOWS AS SUICIDE BOMBERS'" (March 21, 2008) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "FEMALE BOMBERS SPREAD TERROR" by Sharon Behn (March 20, 2008) (Read More...)

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JIHAD WATCH.org: "VATICAN DENIES BIN LADEN CHARGE THAT POPE IS LEADING 'NEW CRUSADE,' BUT STILL WORRIED" (March 21, 2008) (Read More...)

FOX NEWS.com (AP): "NEW USAMA BIN LADEN TAPE SLAMS PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATIONS, URGES HOLY WAR FOR LIBERATION" (March 20, 2008) (Read More...)

FOX NEWS.com (AP): "USAMA BIN LADEN CRITICIZES EUROPE FOR ANTI-ISLAMIC CARTOONS, VOWS REACTION" (March 19, 2008) (Read More...)

A Look at More Than Cartoons (Read More...)

The Pope vs. The Alleged Insult (Read More...)


ASSIST NEWS SERVICE: Coventry, England - "POSSIBLE TERROR ATTACKS ON INDONESIAN CHRISTIANS THIS EASTER?" by Jeremy Reynalds (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A charity providing assistance for the persecuted church has received what it calls "credible reports" that the Al-Qaeda linked terrorist organization Jemaah Islamiyah has threatened to target Christians in Indonesia this Easter.") (March 19, 2008) (Read More...)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "NOORDIN TOP REPORTEDLY SIGHTED IN INDONESIA" by Kenneth Conboy (March 18, 2008, 10:09 am) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...)

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CNS NEWS.com: "GULF STATE'S FIRST CHURCH OPENS" by Patrick Goodenough (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Last week several western embassies warned citizens that the church could be targeted, following threats of violence from Islamists. The U.S. Embassy added the new church to a list of examples of potential targets which it said could be attacked by extremists. The Australian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates, which deals with Qatar, noted that a terrorist Web site had made reference to the new church complex.") (March 17, 2008) (Read More...)

WHITEHOUSE.gov - News Release: "STATEMENT BY DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY TONY FRATTO ON PARTISAN HOUSE BILL" (NEWS RELEASE SNIPPET: "Today, the House of Representatives took a significant step backward in defending our country against terrorism and passed a partisan bill that will please class-action trial lawyers at the expense of our national security.") (March 14, 2008) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Al-Jarida, Kuwait, March 14, 2008"): "ISLAMIC JIHAD THREATENS MASSIVE ATTACKS IN ISRAEL TO PREVENT CEASEFIRE AGREMENT" (Posted March 14, 2008) (Read More...)


FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "AL QAEDA IN IRAQ UNDER SADDAM" by Jamie Glazov (INTERVIEW SNIPPET: "Al-Magid: Thank you Mr. Glazov. I hope to provide information to the American public that will help them understand that terrorism in the U.S. from Al Qaeda did not end on September 11th, 2001. There are currently supporters of Al Qaeda not only outside of the U.S. but also inside of it.") (March 13, 2008) (Read More...)

JIHAD WATCH.org (INDO-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE): "INDIA: POLICE IN MUMBAI ON ALERT FOR SLEEPER CELLS OF JIHADISTS" (March 13, 2008) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...)


!@#$% (March 22, 2008)

!@#$% (March 11, 2008)


THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "AMINA AND SARAH SAID's AUNT WARNED TO SHUT UP" (March 10, 2008) (Read More...)

THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "NO HONOR KILLING HERE, MOVE ALONG" (January 10, 2008) (Read More...)


JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Jalalabad, Afghanistan - "AFGHAN CARTOON RAGE: 'IF OUR DEMANDS ARE NOT FULFILLED, WE WILL STAGE MORE PROTESTS AND RESORT TO SUICIDE ATTACKS AGAINST THE FOREIGNERS'" (March 9, 2008) (Read More...)

A Look at More Than Cartoons (Read More...)


JPOST.com: "IRANIAN GROUP PUTS REWARD ON HEADS OF BARAK, SHIN BET AND MOSSAD CHIEFS" (March 9, 2008, 22:52) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Tabnak; adlroom.com, Iran, March 9, 2008"): "IRAN STUDENT MOVEMENT SETS REWARD FOR TOP ISRAELI OFFICIALS" (Posted March 9, 2008) (Read More...)


EXPRESS.co.uk: "HAS AL QAEDA JOINED REAL IRA PLOT?" by Camilla Tominey (PHOTO CAPTION: "The Queen is seen as potential target" ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Northern Ireland has been put on terrorist alert for the Queen's visit later this month.") (March 9, 2008) (Read More...")
OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com (GUARDIAN.co.uk, March 2, 2008): "MI5 TARGETS IRELAND'S AL-QAEDA CELLS" (March 3, 2008) (Read More...)

HOT AIR.com - blog: "AL-QAEDA TARGETING IRELAND?" by Ed Morrissey (March 1, 2008) (Read More...)


MEMRI IWMP.org: "MUSTAFA ABU YAZID URGES MUSLIM WOMEN NOT TO PREVENT THEIR SONS AND HUSBANDS FROM ENGAGING IN JIHAD" (Posted March 7, 2008)


MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1682: "SALAH AL-DIN BRIGADES SPOKESMAN ON AL-JAZERRA CALLS ON MUSLIMS TO BOMB, BURN DOWN DANISH EMBASSIES AND KIDNAP DANISH AMBASSADORS TO SLAUGHTER THEM AT MUHAMMAD'S TOMB" (March 6, 2008) (Read More...)


DHS.gov - "HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY SYSTEM Current Threat Level" (SNIPPET: "March 5, 2008 -- The United States government's national threat level is Elevated, or Yellow. The U.S. threat level is High, or Orange, for all domestic and international flights.") (Read More...)

NEWSMAX.com: "COMMANDER WARNS OF AL-QAIDA THREAT TO U.S." (March 6, 2008, 9:19 pm) (Read More...)


JIHAD WATCH.org (NBC NEWS): "JIHADISTS COULD HIT TRAINS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "However, the authors of the intelligence analysis make clear that there are no known, immediate dangers. "At this time, there is no credible intelligence regarding specific plans by any extremist groups or individuals to perpetrate an act of terrorism against the U.S. mass transit system," they write.") (March 5, 2008) (Read More...)

ABC NEWS - THE BLOTTER: "MARCH MADNESS: HOMELAND SECURITY ISSUES WARNING ON SPORTS ARENAS FBI and DHS Issue Warning Just in Time for March Madness" by Richard Esposito (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The assessment repeatedly noted that the FBI and DHS have no "information on any credible or specific current terrorism plots to attack stadiums or arenas in the United States."") (March 4, 2008) (Read More...)

29 posted on 04/01/2008 11:06:52 PM PDT by Cindy
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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.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2374069
TERRORISM FOCUS

“An Online Terrorist Training Manual - Part One: Creating a Terrorist Cell”
By Abdul Hameed Bakier


30 posted on 04/01/2008 11:11:05 PM PDT by Cindy
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The short answer is, “No.” -Cindy

~

http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2374072
TERRORISM FOCUS

“Is Global Jihad a Fading Phenomenon?”
By Michael Scheuer


31 posted on 04/01/2008 11:14:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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MY OPINION: The short answer is, “Yes.” -Cindy

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http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=1377977

“GMU to Talk About Guns on Campus”
April 1, 2008 - 2:37pm
Hank Silverberg, WTOP Radio

FAIRFAX, Va. -

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “There will be two gun advocates speaking on campus this week. Professor John Lott, author of “More Gun, Less Crime,” will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Philip Van Cleave, head of Virginia Citizens Defense League, will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday.”


32 posted on 04/01/2008 11:23:50 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/border
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/borderfence

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1995346/posts

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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.dhs.gov/xnews/releases/pr_1207080713748.shtm

DHS Exercises Waiver Authority to Expedite Advancements in Border Security
Release Date: April 1, 2008
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

All Segments Project Area - Final (PDF, 4 pages - 34 KB)
All Segments Waiver - Signed (PDF, 5 pages - 1.5 MB)
Hidalgo Waiver Project Area - Final (PDF, 1 page - 19 KB)
Hidalgo Fence Waiver - Signed (PDF, 4 pages - 1.2 MB)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today its intent to issue two waivers of certain laws to expedite security improvements at the southwest border. Congress gave the Secretary of Homeland Security authority to waive all legal requirements necessary to expeditiously install additional physical barriers and roads at the border to deter illegal activity.
“Criminal activity at the border does not stop for endless debate or protracted litigation,” said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. “Congress and the American public have been adamant that they want and expect border security. We’re serious about delivering it, and these waivers will enable important security projects to keep moving forward. At the same time, we value the need for public input on any potential impact of our border infrastructure plans on the environment – and we will continue to solicit it.”

One waiver applies to certain environmental and land management laws for various project areas in Calif., Ariz., N.M., and Texas, encompassing roughly 470 total miles. It will facilitate additional pedestrian and vehicle fence construction, towers, sensors, cameras, detection equipment, and roads in the vicinity of the border.

A separate waiver was signed for the levee-border barrier project in Hidalgo County, Texas. This roughly 22-mile project will strengthen flood protection in the area while providing the Border Patrol with important tactical infrastructure. In addition to environmental and land management laws, this waiver addresses other legal and administrative impediments to completing this project by the end of the calendar year.

A substantial portion of the project areas addressed by these waivers have already undergone environmental reviews. In those areas where environmental reviews have not yet occurred, the department will conduct a review before any major construction begins. The department remains deeply committed to environmental responsibility, and will continue to work closely with the Department of Interior and other federal and state resources management agencies to ensure impacts to the environment, wildlife, and cultural and historic artifacts are analyzed and minimized.

The department also places a high priority on interaction with, and feedback from, local officials, landowners and community members about border infrastructure project plans. Since May 2007, more than 600 individual landowners have been contacted and over 100 meetings with local officials, public open houses and town halls have been held along the southwest border.

The department has used its discretionary waiver authority on three previous occasions. Certain environmental restrictions were waived on Sept. 13, 2005 to complete a roughly 14-mile stretch of fencing, as part of the Border Infrastructure System, near San Diego, California. A second waiver of environmental restrictions was used for additional border infrastructure near the Barry M. Goldwater Range in southern Arizona on Jan. 12, 2007. A third waiver of environmental restrictions was issued on Oct. 26, 2007, allowing the construction of border infrastructure to move forward near the San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area in southern Arizona.
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33 posted on 04/02/2008 12:17:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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blog:

Note: The following blog entry is a quote:

http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/6548.htm

Iranian Website: The Year Of Media Outlet Closures

In an article on the Iranian website Tabnak, which is identified with former Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Mohsen Rezai, has crowned the Persian year that just ended the year of “the closure of media outlets critical of the government of [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad.”

Some of the 67 publications shut down by the Ahmadinejad government – and 27 in the past year alone – are Sharq, ILNA, Ham-Meyhan, and Baztab.

It also said that following government pressure, the administration of the ISNA and Fars news agencies were replaced.

Source: Tabnak, Iran, March 30, 2008

Posted at: 2008-03-31


34 posted on 04/02/2008 12:27:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/farc/
http://counterterrorismblog.org/fastsearch?query=FARC

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blog:

http://counterterrorismblog.org/2008/04/venezuela_begins_media_counter.php

“Venezuela Begins Media Counteroffensive in Washington Against Terrorism Charges”
By Andrew Cochran
(April 1, 2008)


35 posted on 04/02/2008 12:38:54 AM PDT by Cindy
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RECAP and UPDATED:

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "RUSSIA APPEALING TO STATE DEPARTMENT TO FREE BOUT" by Douglas Farah (March 14, 2008)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "DEA AIDS ARMS ARREST" by Jerry Seper (March 7, 2008)

US DOJ.gov - DEA - Press Release: "INTERNATIONAL ARMS DEALER ARRESTED ON TERRORISM CHARGES IN BANGKOK DEA Investigation Nabs Victor Bout for Conspiracy to Provide SMAs to a Foreign Terrorist Organization" (March 6, 2008)

US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release: "INTERNATIONAL ARMS DEALER CHARGED IN U.S. WITH CONSPIRACY TO PROVIDE SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES AND OTHER WEAPONS TO A FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION" (March 6, 2008)

Complaint (pdf)

FOX NEWS.com (AP): Bangkok, Thailand - "RUSSIAN ARMS DEALER ACCUSED OF BREAKING U.N. EMBARGOES ARRESTED IN THAILAND" (March 6, 2008)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "WHY WAS VIKTOR BOUT IN THAILAND WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED?" by Zachary Abuza (March 6, 2008)

Link

Link

Link




COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG: "VENEZUELA BEGINS MEDIA COUNTEROFFENSIVE IN WASHINGTON AGAINST TERRORISM CHARGES" by Andrew Cochran (April 1, 2008)

BBC NEWS: "'FARC REBELS' ARRESTED IN ECUADOR" (Last updated March 7, 2008, 07:43 GMT)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "CHAVEZ FARCs COLOMBIA" by Alan W. Dowd (March 7, 2008)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "FIGHTING FARC: ON STRATEGY AND STAELLITE PHONES" by Aaron Mannes (March 6, 2008)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com (THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION): "CHAVEZ, THE FARC, AND THREATS OF WAR" by Ray Walser (March 6, 2008)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "FARC FALLOUT: ASSESSING DIRTY BOMB CLAIMS" by Aaron Mannes (March 5, 2008)

Link

FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (AP via BRIEBART): "SEIZED LAPTOP SHOWS CHAVEZ-REBEL TIES" (March 5, 2008)

IBD EDITORIALS: "OIL FOR TERROR" by Investor's Business Daily (Posted March 4, 2008, 4:20 pm PT)

YNET NEWS.com (REUTERS): "COLOMBIA SAYS FARC WANTED TO MAKE RADIOACTIVE BOMB" (Pbulished March 4, 2008, 13:52)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "GROWING INTERNATIONAL FREE-FOR-ALL, AS CHARGES MOUNT ON CHAVEZ LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST TIES" by Johnathan Winer (March 4, 2008)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "HUGO's OVERWROUGHT REACTION TO REYES' KILLING" by Aaron Mannes (March 4, 2008)

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36 posted on 04/02/2008 12:48:21 AM PDT by Cindy
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“China Steps Up Attacks, Brands Dalai Lama Supporters ‘Scum of Buddhism’”
foxnews.com ^ | April 02, 2008 | Associated Press
Posted on 04/02/2008 12:59:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper


37 posted on 04/02/2008 1:03:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.bighornradio.com

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Thanks to Oorang for pointing to this incident in the last TM thread.

RECAP:

http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=8083915
(AP)

“Improvised bomb found at pullout near Ten Sleep”
Associated Press - March 28, 2008 11:35 AM ET

CODY, Wyo. (AP) -

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “According to patrol Capt. Ed Peterson, Sullenger disarmed the device without detonating it. Sullenger reported that the bomb consisted of several layers of explosive powder, a fuse, ball bearings and nails.”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “It’s the fourth time in the last six weeks that the Cody police have been called out to get rid of explosive devices in the Big Horn Basin.”


38 posted on 04/02/2008 1:20:37 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=aafdc100-37b6-4df1-b7e4-777a7742fbdb&k=78174

“Feds won’t bring Khadr to Canada before trial”
Steven Edwards , Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, April 01, 2008
NEW YORK


39 posted on 04/02/2008 1:31:25 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1995358/posts

“Muslim extremists attempt uprising in western China: government”
AFP ^ | 04/02/08
Posted on 04/02/2008 1:57:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster


40 posted on 04/02/2008 2:12:45 AM PDT by Cindy
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Thank you for the ping.


41 posted on 04/02/2008 2:24:20 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article3648904.ece

March 31, 2008
“Convicted Islamist terrorists exploiting growing prison gang culture”
Richard Ford, Home Correspondent

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The document, The National Commission Plan 2008/2009, admits that the Prison Service currently has no specific programmes aimed at the risk posed by extremism within top-security jails.

“There is an urgent requirement to understand the custodial behaviour of this group of offenders and its potential impact on other prisoners,” the paper says.

Last year jail watchdogs gave warning of the effect of an influx of rival groups schooled in gun and gang culture.

There are more than 130 terrorist prisoners in England and Wales, including 113 category A prisoners. A Whitehall document released in November said that the number of terrorist prisoners is projected to rise to 1,600 by 2016-17.”


42 posted on 04/02/2008 2:46:25 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18027&Itemid=128

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20080401-10
March 31, 2008

Iraqi Army Brigade unilateral operation nets al-Qaeda in Iraq, sizeable cache
Multi-National Division – North PAO

KIRKUK, Iraq – The 15th Iraqi Army Brigade detained 12 enemy personnel during an intelligence-driven operation in Hafriyah, southeast of Kirkuk, Iraq, March 31.

During an IA brigade unilateral operation, Iraqi Army soldiers conducted a cordon and search to capture or kill the Al Qaeda in Iraq cell responsible for the March 23 attack on 3rd Battalion, 15th Iraqi Army Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division.

The 15th Iraqi Army Brigade also discovered a cache during the operation that contained 400 30mm rounds, 83 57mm rockets, seven propane tanks, six blocks of C-4, 25 250-pound bombs and five 130mm projectiles as well as numerous small arms weapons and bomb-making materials.

“The safety of the Iraqi people depends on how fast CF and IA find these caches and thus far they have proven very efficient and effective at doing so,” said Maj. Dan Meyers, a U.S. military spokesman in northern Iraq.

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43 posted on 04/02/2008 3:12:15 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=82176

YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report
Warden Message: Zamboanga City (Philippines) Kidnapping Threat
CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS
East Asia / Pacific - Philippines
1 Apr 2008

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RELATED REPORTS
13 Feb 2008
TRAVEL WARNING: PHILIPPINES
1 Jan 2008
PHILIPPINES REBELS ATTACK FOREIGN MINING COMPANY
30 Nov 2007
MANILA LUXURY HOTEL STANDOFF
24 Oct 2007
MANILA EXPLOSION UPDATE AND SURVEY RESULTS
19 Oct 2007
MANILA FINANCIAL DISTRICT EXPLOSION KILLS EIGHT
U.S. Embassy Manila released the following Warden Message on April 1:

The U.S. Embassy has received information that extremist elements may be planning to kidnap Americans or other foreigners at hotels or other public places in the Zamboanga City area.

Americans living or traveling in the Philippines are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department’s travel registration website, http://travelregistration.state.gov so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within the Philippines.

For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Internet website at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, the Philippines specific information, travel warnings, and other travel alerts can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).


44 posted on 04/02/2008 4:09:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=82214

YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report
Warden Message: Chad Rebel Activity in the East
CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS
Sub-Saharan Africa - Chad
1 Apr 2008

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RELATED REPORTS
25 Mar 2008
TRAVEL WARNING: CHAD
21 Mar 2008
WARDEN MESSAGE: CHAD REPORTS MARCH 21 DEMONSTRATION
17 Mar 2008
WARDEN MESSAGE: CHAD LIFTS STATE OF EMERGENCY; CONTINUED CAUTION ADVISED
17 Mar 2008
CHAD 2008 CRIME & SAFETY REPORT
13 Mar 2008
WARDEN MESSAGE: REBELS ENTER EASTERN CHAD
U.S. Embassy N’Djamena issued the following Warden Message on April 1, 2008:

On April 1, 2008, the Prime Minister summoned the diplomatic corps to issue a statement demanding that the Sudanese stop its aggression into Chad. The government of Chad was particularly concerned about reports of an attack in Ade, 68 kilometers from the Chad/Sudan border. All Americans in Chad should be prepared to implement their personal evacuation plans on short notice and are reminded that the U.S. Embassy can not guarantee the same options and level of evacuation assistance that existed in February should the situation again deteriorate.

Separately, the Department issued its revised Country Specific Information for Chad to update sections on Country Description, and Medical Facilities and Health Information.

American citizens outside the country are advised not to travel to Chad, in accordance with the latest Travel Warning for Chad. American citizens are strongly encouraged to register at the Embassy’s consular section on Avenue Felix Eboue, or by Internet at https://travelregistration.state.gov. Office hours for American citizens are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you have previously registered but have changed any contact information, please be sure to notify the Embassy promptly of any changes. Visa services have been suspended until further notice, but American citizen services are available. American citizens who decide to remain in Chad should closely monitor news media and the U.S. Embassy’s website. American citizens in Chad are urged to keep family and friends in the United States apprised of their whereabouts. Please encourage all Americans with whom you come in contact to register with the U.S. Embassy by completing a registration form online at https://travelregistration.state.gov and provide contact information and specific travel data if traveling outside the capital.

For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warning for Chad and Country Specific Information for Chad can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays)

The U.S. Embassy in Chad can be reached at; 251-6211; 251-9052 or 251-9233; the after hours emergency number is (235) 251-7009. The Consular Officer’s cellular phone number is (235) 652-2416. In the event that telecommunications in Chad become inoperable an Officer may be reached through the Cameroonian number: (237) 941-5-7608. The Embassy’s web site, which includes consular information and the most recent messages to the American community in Chad is http://ndjamena.usembassy.gov/.


45 posted on 04/02/2008 4:11:40 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_1161.html

“Worldwide Caution”
January 17, 2008

SNIPPET: “This Worldwide Caution updates information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against Americans and interests throughout the world. American citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.”


46 posted on 04/02/2008 4:13:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=AF0B4DEF-83B4-400A-B65E-4B577FD4FB4B

“The Iranian Web of Influence in the United States”
By Hassan Daioleslam
FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, April 02, 2008


47 posted on 04/02/2008 4:15:57 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=EAD2247B-2AB9-46A3-9F67-7B0FD86794F1

“Spies Like Us”
By Bill Steigerwald
FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, April 02, 2008

INTERNVIEW SNIPPET: “Q: Does Mr. Tretyakov say this kind of espionage continues?

A: Oh, absolutely. Oh, absolutely. He ran more than 60 SVR officers in the U.N. His statement today is that if you can’t find someone who will spy for you at the U.N., then you need to be shipped home because it’s a fertile ground for recruiting spies.”


48 posted on 04/02/2008 4:23:20 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp898.htm

April 1, 2008
HP-898

“Under Secretary for Terrorism and
Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey
Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Finance”

Washington


49 posted on 04/02/2008 4:26:07 AM PDT by Cindy
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Count, that looks like an exact copy of the same report you posted a couple of weeks ago.

And those Strike Groups don’t just drive around in circles.

...things that make you say “Hmmmmmm”.......


50 posted on 04/02/2008 5:56:14 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.)
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