Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: April 2008
Posted on 04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT by nwctwx
Thanks for the new thread.
I read here often, although I seldom comment.
I appreciate the job all of you are doing here.
Thanks very much, Ian.
Thanks for the ping to post #1498 on the March thread. Very interesting.
Thank you for the new thread.
You’ve put up over 40 threads!
Thanks to ALL for the hard work and continuing input.
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.
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
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 . . .
Thank you very much nw.
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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)
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On deployment: 19 submarines (35%)
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Basque ETA says killed Spanish councillor in March
04.01.08, 23:45 / Israel News
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)
Blowing up a few madrassas wouldn't hurt.
“Olympics 2008 Fact Sheet (China)”
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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This information is current as of today, Tue Apr 01 2008 22:37:28 GMT-0700 (PDT).
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).
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