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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: December 2008
Posted on 12/01/2008 6:12:32 PM PST by nwctwx
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Thanks for hangin’ in, Ian. Much appreciated.
India suspects that Jaish-e-Mohammad and its founder Masood Azhar
are also involved in the attacks.
Thank you for putting up the new thread.
We have to keep the Matrix going.
The bombings in Mumbai are an ever present reminder that the world is not safe.
Merci Ian. Hope all is well in DC (if you are still there).
Thank you very much, Ian.
Unfortunately, there’s never a shortage of articles for you to choose from.
I have a feeling that Pakistan better hand over Dawood...pronto.
Indeed, the details emerging suggest that the Indian Navy and Coast Guard may have failed to carry out their brief by ignoring an intercept from RAW warning of an attempt by Lashkar-e-Toiba to infiltrate a jihadi gang in Mumbai.
The intercept, sent as recently as on November 19, said that a Lashkar-controlled ship had, with dangerous cargo, sailed from Karachi and could try to sneak into Indian waters.
Navy sources angrily contested the claim of the country's external intelligence agency that alert naval patrols could have, if they had heeded the alert, prevented the marauders from striking Mumbai. "No intercept was passed on to us," a senior Navy officer angrily retorted when asked to comment on the charge.
The BJP, which has been making the charge that the Indian intelligence-system has collapsed, on Monday said that even the elite Special Protection Group that protects the prime minister was unaware of the intelligence inputs about Mumbais vulnerability.
Panel warns that a terrorist biological attack likely by 2013, briefing Obama team
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The United States can expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or more likely biological weapons before 2013, reports a bipartisan commission in a study being briefed Tuesday to Vice President-elect Joe Biden. It suggests the Obama administration bolster efforts to counter and prepare for germ warfare by terrorists.
“Our margin of safety is shrinking, not growing,” states the report, obtained by The Associated Press. It is scheduled to be publicly released Wednesday....
International Activists Use Facebook To Fight Terrorism
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MSNBC anchor wonders why Obama’s election hasn’t ended terrorism
Blathering bimbo alert:
ALEX WITT: You know, John, and it’s interesting because there are many who had such an optimistic and hopeful opinion of things, and you certainly can’t expect things to change [snaps fingers] on a dime overnight, but there are many who suggested that with the outgoing Bush administration and the incoming Obama administration there would be something of a lull in terrorism attacks. There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down. But in this case it looks like Barack Obama is getting a preview of things to come.....
NEFA Report: “Inside As-Sahaab: The Story of Ali al-Bahlul and the Evolution of Al-Qaidas Propaganda.”