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Posted on 12/31/2009 10:06:46 AM PST by Velveeta
Thank you to Jim Robinson and Freerepublic for this wonderful site.
Thanks to all posters for their contributions over the years.
Lurkers, take the plunge and post 'em if you've got 'em.
Wishing you all a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous year.
Please let me know if you'd like on or off the ping list.
Threat Matrix 2010
Happy New Year.
new page, new attitude! let’s git em.
Please add me. Thanks.
If you have time, please bring over your posts from TM 2009 that you posted today, recently - or would just like to draw attention to.
Welcome to TM.
Thanks for the ping Vel - and for renewing the thread :)
How many are we at now? - It’s been 7+ years for TM - a lot of hard work by many to search and find information and credible threats. Thanks to all.
There will never be an end to the threats to our country - not at least and until we get a President who is determined to not take any cr@p from our enemies. Even then, I fear it will never be enough. I know “W” did all he could and we were a bit more safe for awhile.
A Happy New Year to you as well!
Happy New Year!
This is Thread #69 - can you believe it?
Threat Matrix since November 3, 2003.
It’s been a long time!
On board and locked and loaded.
Apologies to Ian for my butchering of your lovely html work. ;-)
Hope you are well.
Please ping me-I didn’t know this thread existed!
What’s the 411 on it Velveeta? Is it to monitor/report USA threats?
I just checked the very first TM thread and there were 712 posts the very first day. WOW
Happy New Year to you too Vel. And thanks for the ping!
AND a big thank you to all posters who have remained active all these years on the Free Republic Threat Matrix messagethread, and wishing you & yours a prosperous & safe New Years!
Lock and load - for sure.
How is LGF still on the blogroll? Most people have dropped them from the blogrolls since charles johnson lost it & became some kind of left/lib.
Haskell asked them why he was not shown a full body shot of the suspect. Haskell was eight rows back from the suspect. The FBI agents did not answer and were displeased with the question. He also asked the FBI agents if it would be more appropriate to bring the surveillance video from the Amsterdam airport instead of still photos. I dont think they liked that comment from me, Haskell added. The FBI said they did not have the videotape. They also made a point to tell Haskell they were asking the questions and not him.
The agents showed Haskell a photograph of the man flagged by the bomb-sniffing dog and taken into custody in customs. Isnt this the man who had the bomb in his carry-on bag that you arrested in customs who you refuse to admit exists? Haskell asked the agents. They really didnt like that comment from me and had no comment back to me but I said it sure looks like the man you refuse to admit exists.
You’ve been added to the ping list. Welcome to TM!
Yes, Homegroan, it’s very important to be aware, to monitor and to report any suspicious activity and threats. As clearly indicated by the Fruit of the Boom attempted bomber, the jihadis want us dead. They’ll be back and the general public is the first line of defense.
Please check out the links in the initial post for additional information.
Big Thank You Velveeta!
Sure wish I had some html skills to clean up all my errors.
Ian must be cringing.
It’s surprising to look through some of those early threads and see that not much has changed.
They still want us dead - we’re still here.
Thanks for being here.
Ah, you’re right. I should have caught that, but just did the ole copy and paste - so I missed it.
My pleasure, Oorang.
Thanks for the new thread and for the ping Velveeta!
Wow,7+ years. Lots of great discussion.
It’s been and is an HONOR to be a part of this. Thanks everyone!!!
In the Chicago suburb of Lombard on December 20, 2009, Hizb ut-Tahrir America (HTA) held a recruitment event to promote its anti-democracy, Islamic supremacist views, with the focus of this event by claiming that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is not sufficiently "Islamic" enough for Hizb ut-Tahrir's goals of creating "Islamic states" in building a global Islamic supremacist caliphate.
The following are excerpts from a compilation of videos of Jihadi children, produced by Ansar Al-Mujahideen. The compilation, titled "The Next Generation of Mujahideen," identifies the jihad groups to which the children belong, and shows them training, giving speeches, chanting, and praying.The compilation was posted on the Internet in December 2009.
A NUMBER of students who dropped out of an Australian-affiliated university in Dubai are being investigated for links to the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a US aircraft.
While the State Department is fending off questions about why it didnt revoke Umar Farouk Abdulmutallabs visa and points fingers at the National Counterterrorism Center, its worth noting that the FBI last year was told, following an in-depth audit by its inspector general, that it had a big problem with failing to place terror suspects on the NCTCs terror watchlists.
Indeed, the weakness of the West is its loss of the spirit of its own culture. The West requires not only the existence of certain institutions and principles legislatures, courts of law, free speech and freedom of religion, for example but also a populace willing to defend those institutions and principles without apology.
Snips: ..... it is almost mission impossible to figure out what terrorists and would-be terrorists are up to in cyberspace.
Federal officials are following leads as to why Abdul-Mutallab was in Houston. The details are classified.
Doubt if we will ever learn the "classified details". Also, I wonder how many branches there are of the Islamic Institute. I see what I can find and post accordingly.
Thanks for all your informative posts MamaD.
And thanks to all of you for keeping TM going. ;-)
Denial of the real problem is going to kill Americans (including airline passengers and flight crews). Unless and until they adopt El Al procedures in total, terrorists will dictate and take our lives if we attempt to fly anywhere.
Thanks for being here, AD.
And a reminder to all to review the very important list on Appalachian Dweller’s homepage, of things to do and supplies to have on hand:
I’ve often told my husband that the airlines need to hire Moms and Grandmothers.
Nothing gets by us.
We can always tell if someone is trying to sneak something by us.
We can always tell if someone is lying to us.
Lots of good background info here.
Hey, Vel. Happy New Year to everyone!!!
I was wondering yesterday who was gonna switch the year for us. Hard to believe a whole year has gone by so quickly and nothing has gotten any better. Let us pray that 2010 is more to our liking, but it sure doesn’t seem to be starting out that way.
Be alert and stay safe tonight.
Thanks Oorang. I think there is something much more to the Houston connection than has been told. Here'a couple of older links:
Link from 2007: Storm track infiltration - The Houston Taliban - Jihad in Texas
4 Whyislam and ICNA workers (coined by the media as the Houston Taliban) held jihad training camps on Islamic Society of Greater Houston property in Willis Texas north of Houston. The men sought firearms training in the Houston area on at least eight occasions between May 2005 and June 2006. Semi-automatic weapons were used in paramilitary training conducted by an undercover FBI agent. The men were in possession of an Armalite M15A4 rifle, a .308 rifle and a 12-gage shotgun, a Glock pistol and other weapons. The group was photographed and recorded during the paramilitary training exercises.
Link from 2004: Jihad in Houston?
They're scratching their heads in Houston over this one: "A Saudi Arabian national who slashed a Jewish friend's throat after apparently undergoing a religious reawakening has pleaded guilty to murder rather than face trial." This from the Houston Chronicle, with thanks to Mrs. Obelix and Nicolei. Mohammed Ali Alayed, 23, faces up to 60 years in prison for the Aug. 6 attack in which Ariel Sellouk was almost decapitated with a knife.
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Thanks for that link Excellence!
Great article, thank you - with a powerful conclusion:
The Christmas Day attempt is proof of AQAPs desire and ability to strike America and American interests. The recent U.S. and Yemeni strikes on AQAP strongholds and leadership may have weakened the group, but its recent statements suggest that it is still operational and under strong leadership. AQAP reiterated its desire to strike the U.S. in its statement claiming responsibility for Abdulmutallabs attempt: From here, we say to the American people: since you support your leaders and you stand behind them in killing our women and our children, rejoice for what will do you harm. We have come to you with slaughter and we have prepared for you men who love death as you love life. With permission from Allah, we will come to you from where you do not expect. As you kill, you will be killed. Tomorrow is near. AQAP has made its intentions very clear: it is no longer satisfied with attacking Saudi and Yemeni targets; it has every intention to kill Americans.
You’re welcome. Happy New Year!
You be safe as well!
You've got that right. Raising teenagers and being one step ahead of them and their plans qualifies us as experts. Getting "the look" when we discovered "undisclosed" things was worth its weight in gold.
Flight 253 passenger Kurt Haskell: ‘I was visited by the FBI’
I would bet money the “Indian” man in this article is not Indian, but Pakistani. And I am still putting my thumb firmly on the State Department for having so many islamist moles in embassies around the world that we are safe nowhere and no time.
This whole thing stinks to high, high heaven!
Thank you and all who keep this going.
Happy New year and may God Bless each of you.
We just hang around and occasionally post something that is (hopefully) relevant.
Thanks yet again for keeping the door open.
(And a VERY Happy New Year.)
Thanks for the ping MamaD - I have to run into town but will read when I get back :)