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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: October 2008
Posted on 10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT by nwctwx
Thank you nw, I do appreciate it.
Ping to new thread. Again, sorry for delay. It’s been extremely busy lately, partly because of the upcoming election. I will try to let someone know in the future if I expect to be delayed with new thread. If anyone is interested in helping out, or even possibly taking over with the thread start, please let me know. I do hope to see TM continue to live on as long as possible!
Thanks for keeping this going, Ian.
Never seems to amaze me that a few thousand ex camel drivers hold the world hostage.
Thanks for all you do nw.
I always appreciate it.
I’m sure there is hidden talent just waiting in the wings ready to help out on putting up the monthly Threat Matrix threads.
If that’s you, don’t be shy, contact nwctwx.
Here’s a VERY UNcheery link for those interested in horrific dreams/visions of the future:
ON THE INTERNET:
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: Before, During and After:
INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: ""SHEMA YISRAEL"" (COMMENTARY SNIPPET: "This led Tim to wonder if my view of things was perhaps the result of the many death threats I have received. The short answer is "no." My own experience has been quite positive. While death threats are an annoyance, they also have the effect of validating the worth of the work I do.") (October 4, 2008) (Read More...)
TIMESONLINE.co.uk - SUNDAY TIMES: "PALMTOP COMPUTER STOLEN FROM OPEN WINDOW IN MI5 HIDEOUT" by Dwayne Senior (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A burglar who climbed into the property in Greater Manchester on Sunday night got away with the terminal which contained highly sensitive information about national security." (October 2, 2008) (Read More...)
THE SUN.co.uk: "FOR SALE: SECOND HAND CAMERA, GOOD CONDITION, CONTAINS TOP SECRET MI6 TERRORIST RECORDS AND PICS" by Anthony France, Simon Hughes and Andy Crick (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Alongside them were photos of rocket launchers and missiles which spooks believe Iran is supplying to Osama Bin Laden's henchmen in Iraq.") (Published September 30, 2008) (Read More...)
NY SUN.com: Washington - "BIN LADEN'S SON MAKES RETURN TO PAKISTAN Could Signal a New Phase of Iran's Relationships with Al Qaeda" by Eli Lake (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda is consolidating its leadership in the territory under its control in Pakistan. Osama bin Laden's son and heir apparent, Sa`ad bin Laden, has returned to Pakistan from his safe haven in Iran, according to messages posted on a Qaeda jihad Web forum known as al-Hesbah.") (September 29, 2008) (Read More...)
IHT.com (AP): Hong Kong - "CADBURY: MELAMINE FOUND IN CHINESE-MADE CHOCOLATES" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Two U.S. food makers, meanwhile, were investigating Indonesian claims that high traces of the industrial chemical melamine had been found in Chinese-made Oreos, M&Ms and Snickers, but stressed the same goods had tested negative in other Asian countries.") (Published September 29, 2008) (Read More...)
YNET NEWS.com: "IDF TO SEAL OFF WEST BANK AHEAD OF ROSH HASHANA" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Security establishment receives 10 specific terror warnings ahead of holiday; police declare highest alert level") (Published September 29, 2008, 00:11) (Read More...)
NY SUN.com: Washington - "SPIES WARN THAT AL QAEDA AIMS FOR OCTOBER SURPRISE Intercepted Messages Asking Local Cells To Be Prepared for Imminent Instructions" by Eli Lake (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In the aftermath of two major terrorist attacks on Western targets, America's counterterrorism community is warning that Al Qaeda may launch more overseas operations to influence the presidential elections in November.") (September 22, 2008) (Read More...)
NEWSMAX.com: "AL-QAIDA THREATENS 'OCTOBER SURPRISE' ATTACK" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The attacks would likely be at American bases or allies abroad, since most experts think the group's ability to penetrate the U.S. homeland has deteriorated since 9-11. Still, al-Qaida is aggressively recruiting both North African and European operatives who may have a greater ability to enter the United States and blend in before launching an attack, according to U.S. intelligence officials.") (September 22, 2008, 11:49 am) (Read More...)
JAMESTOWN.org (TERRORISM FOCUS): "WATCHING THE WATCHERS: A JIHADI VIEW OF TERRORISM ANALYSIS WEBSITES" by Abdul Hameed Bakier (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Jihadis typically consider journalists and analysts specializing in terrorism to be infidels, calling on members to kill them at the first chance.") (September 18, 2008) (Read More...)
NEWS10.net: Floriston (Nevada County, CA - "EXPLOSIVE FERTILIZER, BLASTING CAPS STOLEN IN NEVADA COUNTY" Posted by C. Johnson George Warren (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Tips can be called in to (888) ATF-BOMB or the Nevada County Sheriff's Department at (530) 470-2400.") (September 17, 2008) (Read More...)
MEMRI IWMP.org - No. 2052: "A JIHADIST FORUM PUBLISHES PROPAGANDA FABRICATION ABOUT A PURPORTED AL-QAEDA ATTACK ON THE U.S. AND EUROPE" (SNIPPET: "It should be noted that although Al-Hesbah often posts authentic statements by Al-Qaeda operatives, MEMRI asserts that this entire interview seems to be fabrications intended for propaganda purposes on the anniversary of September 11.") (September 15, 2008) (Read More...)
TELEGRAPH.co.uk: "RADICAL MUSLIMS WARN OF ANOTHER 9/11" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Mr Islam warned that unless British and American troops were withdrawn from "Muslim lands: they would be to blame for the consequences, saying the West would "never achieve security until our own lands achieve security". "Wake up. Withdraw. Listen to the warnings. Muslims will stand side to side, not just al Qaeda. The actions of the British and Americans have given prominence to al Qaeda. All of us have a part to play in stopping the violence or the next 9/11 will take place in Britain, the next 7/7 could take place locally," he added.") (Last updated September 13, 2008, 12:42 am BST) (Read More...)
UPI.com: London - "RADICAL MUSLIMS MEET ON 9/11 ANNIVERSARY" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Saiful Islam, leader of a group called Salafi Youth for Islamic Propagation, told the group Britain and the United States "will not achieve security until our lands achieve security."") (Published September 13, 2008, 1:58 pm) (Read More...)
OFFICER.com (10News.com): San Diego - "OFFICIALS: VIOLENCE AGAINST BORDER AGENTS ON RISE" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The U.S. Border Patrol has recorded close to 100 more assaults against agents so far in 2008 than last year.") (Updated: September 11, 2008, 03:19 pm EDT) (Read More...)
TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER (IICC): "Communications and terrorism: Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV channel has started broadcasting via an Indonesian satellite, after being taken off a Thai satellite. The Indonesian satellite covers East Asia, China, and Australia. Indonesia is a Muslim country, making it more difficult for the international community to fight the incitement aired by Hezbollah." (September 8, 2008) (Read More...)
DHS.gov - Press Release: "HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY SYSTEM Current Threat Level" (PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET: "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.") (September 1, 2008) (Read More...)
Does anyone know what ‘THING’ the Jihadi’s might have about 7 Oct as the time to light off their embedded nukes in this country?
“Islamist Forums Announce Establishment of New Organization: ‘Hizbullah Brigades in Palestine’”
(Posted October 6, 2008)
“US warns of October security risk in Lebanon”
Published: 10.06.08, 20:32 / Israel News
Note: The following blog entry is a quote:
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U.S. Embassy Beirut issued the following Warden Message on October 3, 2008:
The U.S. Embassy is concerned about the potential for groups or individuals to exploit the end of the holy month of Ramadan to undertake violent actions targeting Americans. U.S. citizens in Lebanon are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.
The period of highest concern is the first half of October. In light of this concern, the Embassy is reviewing its own security.
The Embassy strongly urges Americans residing in Lebanon to review their planned movements and to remain vigilant during this time. American citizens should also carefully assess the need to visit popular gathering spots or other public places where large numbers of people are present.
As stated in the current Travel Warning for Lebanon, the Department of State continues to advise that Americans defer travel to Lebanon and that American citizens in Lebanon consider carefully the risks of remaining.
For the latest security information, Americans should regularly monitor the Department’s web site at http://travel.state.gov/ where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, including the Travel Warning for Lebanon, and 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 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).
Americans living or traveling in Lebanon are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov/, so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within Lebanon. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
The U.S. Embassy is located in Awkar, near Antelias, Lebanon. Public access hours for American citizens are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. American citizens may e-mail BeirutACS@state.gov if they have questions about services provided by the section; they may also call 04 543 600 and ask for the American Citizen Services Section on Mondays or Fridays between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Any American citizen in need of emergency services outside of these hours may contact the Embassy by telephone at any time. The telephone numbers are (961-4) 542-600, 543-600, and fax 544-209. Website: http://lebanon.usembassy.gov. The Arabic language website is: http://arabic.lebanon.usembassy.gov/.
October 7 is not a magic number Quix, nor is there any specific, public, concrete, well-sourced information that anyone is lighting off anything on October 7 here is the USA.
For Muslims, Ramadan has ended and it’s now the Eid Al Fitr (sp?) where they buy presents, eat special foods, say prayers and then get on with their regular lifestyles.
Jihadis will continue to do what jihadis do because:
THE GLOBAL JIHAD IS 24/7.
Thanks for your good reality testing.
Interestingly, I have NOT sent out another cry wolf warning to my email list.
You’re welcome Quix.
I’m not saying an attack can’t happen on October 7th or October 12th; I’m just saying the global jihad is 24/7 and if the jihadis have the means and the window of opportunity — they will use it — when ever, where ever.
October 6, 2008
“Brooklyn: Litigious Muslim found with Al-Qaeda and chemical weapons material”
SNIPPET: “The tenant, Hisham Khaleel, 35, had been evicted.
Responding officers found 13 copied licenses, all of which appeared to belong to customers from the Vanderbilt YMCA on East 47th Street in Manhattan, where Khaleel worked briefly as an unarmed security guard.
They also found news clippings about al Qaeda, literature on chemical purchasing and processing, an owner’s manual for a Beretta handgun, a reference guide for modern airplanes, a video on rifle-shooting fundamentals and a sniper’s manual.
Cops also uncovered lab glassware catalogs and a book, “Hostile Planet: The Essential Guide to Surviving Natural Disasters, Pandemics and Terrorist Attacks.”...”
Though they do have a penchant for keying in on historical dates of one sort or another.
Al Qaida wants obama elected. They won’t attack until after election day.
7 October 2008: Latest Updates
Have you been aware of chatter intimating an Oct. 7 attack?
Supposedly, that’s the date we started the war in Afghanistan.
Spies Warn That Al Qaeda Aims for October Surprise
Intercepted Messages Asking Local Cells To Be Prepared for Imminent Instructions
In the aftermath of two major terrorist attacks on Western targets, America’s counterterrorism community is warning that Al Qaeda may launch more overseas operations to influence the presidential elections in November.
Call it Osama bin Laden’s “October surprise.” In late August, during the weekend between the Democratic and Republican conventions, America’s military and intelligence agencies intercepted a series of messages from Al Qaeda’s leadership to intermediate members of the organization asking local cells to be prepared for imminent instructions.
An official familiar with the new intelligence said the message was picked up in multiple settings, from couriers to encrypted electronic communications to other means.
“These are generic orders,” the source said a distinction from the more specific intelligence about the location, time, and method of an attack. “It was, ‘Be on notice. We may call upon you soon.’ It was sent out on many channels.”
Also, Yemen’s national English-language newspaper is reporting that a spokesman for Yemen’s Islamic Jihad, the Qaeda affiliate that claimed credit for last week’s American embassy bombing in Sa’naa, is now publicly threatening to attack foreigners and high government officials if American and British diplomats do not leave the country.
Mr. bin Laden has sought to influence democratic elections in the past. On March 11, 2004, Al Qaeda carried out a series of bombings on Madrid commuter trains. Three days later, the opposition and anti-Iraq war Socialist Workers Party was voted into power.