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Powell: America is no less safe under Obama administration
politico ^ | February 21, 2010 | Erika Lovley

Posted on 02/21/2010 8:04:15 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

The facts do not suggest that America is any less safe under the leadership of President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday.

Powell said that a number of security programs set up under former President George W. Bush, including the Transportation Security Administration, are working well and the U.S. troops are aggressively pursuing the enemy.

“I don’t know where that claim comes from,” Powell said. “The bottom line answer is that the nation is still at risk..but to suggest that somehow we’ve become much less safer because of the administration isn’t born out by the facts.”

Powell indicated that he supports trying the suspected terrorists being held at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the federal court system, but said he would hold the trials in remote locations.

The Obama administration originally planned to try Al Qaeda suspect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan before back-pedaling due to pushback from the public.

“I have no problem with him being tried in our court system…I would not have picked downtown New York,” said Powell, adding that the heavily populated area would have become ‘a circus.’


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; colinpowell; nationalsecurity; nsp; nss
A four star general should know better.

Obama was required by Goldwater-Nichols to submit a National Security Strategy by July 2009. None has been submitted nor published.

What strategy is Powell referring to?

1 posted on 02/21/2010 8:04:16 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

That’s Powell-speak for “please, give me a job, Obama, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!”


2 posted on 02/21/2010 8:09:18 PM PST by Juan Medén
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To: Jet Jaguar
Heck, Powell supported Obama in the last election.
He has always been a liberal wuss.
He gives Rinos a bad name. He is a despicable turncoat traitor.
3 posted on 02/21/2010 8:11:13 PM PST by sd-joe
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To: Jet Jaguar

>>What strategy is Powell referring to?<<

The strategy of a fellow black man.

powell gave up his quals as a man of integrity when he decided to vote for the TOTUS-reader whose only quality was the color of his skin (ignoring 1/2 of course).


4 posted on 02/21/2010 8:11:20 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Powell has been a busy boy, running interferance for the hopey changey guy.....
5 posted on 02/21/2010 8:11:38 PM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Kimmers
So he is still being read into current intel???
6 posted on 02/21/2010 8:12:48 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This dorf must be angling for the Chief of Staff job (opening after Rahmbo gets canned).


7 posted on 02/21/2010 8:14:06 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: Jet Jaguar

Affirmative action generals should be FIRED or demoted.. or at least retired..


8 posted on 02/21/2010 8:15:13 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: sd-joe
He gives Rinos a bad name. He is a despicable turncoat traitor.

LOL! And those are only two of his better qualities.

He rendered himself so irrelavant with his October 2008 surprise by backstabbing exactly the type of RINO candidates he thinks Republicans should always nominate.

Go away, Colin. Nobody cares what you think anymore. Once upon a time, I thought you actually might make a decent president. Now, I don't even think you would make a decent dog catcher.

9 posted on 02/21/2010 8:16:39 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sorry General Powell, you’re merely one of many useful idiots to Obama. You’re usefulness is long over.


10 posted on 02/21/2010 8:16:49 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Jet Jaguar

Racial solidarity trumps every other principle for Colin Powell.


11 posted on 02/21/2010 8:20:15 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Obama was required by Goldwater-Nichols to submit a National Security Strategy by July 2009. None has been submitted nor published.

He's hardly unique in that respect. We're still proceeding along with Bush's 2006 NSS.

12 posted on 02/21/2010 8:21:45 PM PST by world weary
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To: All

yeah, well we aren’t any safer, either.

Didn’t Obama promise us we would be loved the world over, with him playing nicey-nice at the helm?

Don’t see it, Powell....


13 posted on 02/21/2010 8:28:00 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Jet Jaguar

Me thinks Colin is speaking out of his colon.


14 posted on 02/21/2010 8:37:03 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: Jet Jaguar

I remember a time when Powel’s name was being thrown around for president, really just because he’s black. Now just today I have read the same thing about Marco Rubio. Beware of identity politics - the object of your affection will usually put race before anything else.


15 posted on 02/21/2010 8:40:43 PM PST by lacrew (Barack Obama is always the least experienced most condescending guy in the room. (Rush))
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To: lacrew
Brother Powell has do defend brother Obama , since he endorsed him and all and his reputation lives or dies by brother Obama....
16 posted on 02/21/2010 8:48:13 PM PST by RED SOUTH
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To: lacrew
Beware of identity politics - the object of your affection will usually put race before anything else.

Unless it is left-wing, marxist, socialist ideology. That will trump anything & everything... race, color, creed, family, blood, nationality, etc.

If it was a conservtative black (and yes, are some conservative blacks running now for political office) you won't see Colin (turncoat) Powell within a 1,000 miles of endorsing any conservative, black, white, red, yellow or brown. He or she would need two vital characteristics to get the vast majority of black votes..... 1) They're socialists and 2) They're black.

17 posted on 02/21/2010 8:53:03 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Jet Jaguar

do I ditect a band-wagon..didn’t Powell vote FOR Obama?..??


18 posted on 02/21/2010 9:06:16 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Jet Jaguar
"...much less safer...."

Colin talks much more good than most people.

19 posted on 02/21/2010 9:15:01 PM PST by clintonh8r (Nobody's 'bot!!)
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To: Kimmers

I’d rather have Gen. Powell advising the President than the dingdongs he usually listens to.


20 posted on 02/21/2010 9:17:21 PM PST by des
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To: des
I’d rather have Gen. Powell advising the President than the dingdongs he usually listens to.

My gosh, I have to go to bed in a few minutes. Your comment, although correct, is not conducive to helping my sleep at all. :)

21 posted on 02/21/2010 10:04:12 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Jet Jaguar

Does he mean no less safe than when he recommended that we not finish the job in Iraq the first time?


22 posted on 02/21/2010 10:36:45 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

No less safe? I wonder if Powell would spout that same line if the Fruit of Kaboom bomber’s underpants blew up as intended? Thank God that bomb did not kill anyone, but Obama had nothing to do with its lack of success.


23 posted on 02/21/2010 11:39:07 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: TigersEye
"when he recommended that we not finish the job in Iraq the first time"

That was the first big dispute between the Realists and the NeoCons in the post cold war period. The Realists won that one.

The second big dispute between the Realists and the NeoCons was in the GW Bush White House that the NeoCons won and the decision was made to put the Afghan mission on hold and invade Iraq.

The third big dispute occurred in 2005 and 2006 when Bush was stuck in Iraq with no exit and Afghanistan was spinning out of control. The Realists won that one. The Iraq Study Group was convened and the NeoCons were replaced by the Realists.

The fourth big dispute was campaign 2000 when McCain campaigned on NeoCon foreign policies and Obama campaigned on Realist policies. The Realists won that one.

The next big dispute will be based on whether the NeoCons can get the empty vessel from Alaska elected. Can Randy Scheunemann, NeoCon and puppetmaster, manipulate the strings on Puppet Palin to get her elected?

24 posted on 02/22/2010 9:09:38 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

Well, thank you. One can never have enough tinfoil.


25 posted on 02/22/2010 9:55:34 AM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This guy irks the hell out of me, first because he stopped us from taking out Saddam more than a decade earlier because of his “its vietnam” nonsense.

Then he backed Obama knowing Obama doesn’t stand for any of the principles he claims he believes in, just on the fact he was black.

Now he doubles down on that last stand to save face?

Powell, I respect your service to this nation, even when I have disagreed with your actions, but at this point, please, just go away.


26 posted on 02/22/2010 9:58:08 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: TigersEye
A lot of people like to look at it as individuals saying or doing things, but these individual belong to groups, and in this case, the foreign policy groups, or schools, or doctrines dis-agree.

This doesn't mean everyone in the group is going to agree with everyone else in the group on any or all particular issues.

So, Realist Bob Gates and Realist Brent Scowcroft may have disagreements over Iran, but nothing like the disagreement either of them would have with NeoCon Cheney or NeoCon Wolfowitz.

So, let me give you a little quiz.

Name that member of Obama's Cabinet who is a Realist who worked for both Brzezinski under Carter and Scowcroft under GHW Bush.

Name that Republican Realist who served as Reagan's Ambassador to Israel and Obama's Envoy to Hamas.

27 posted on 02/22/2010 10:38:22 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Jet Jaguar

Here’s an example, Powell - by changing the ROE in Afghanistan and publicly stating his intentions to withdraw, Obama has made the world an even more dangerous place, as the end result will be the fall of that country to the taliban and a new base of operations for the taliban and al-Quaeda to plan and execute operations that will directly result in the deaths of innocent Americans.

Good enough for you?


28 posted on 02/22/2010 10:43:13 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Let’s see, um, Powell, the Realist, was the point man for W, the Neo-Con, at the UN selling the war in Iraq!?! Have I got that right?


29 posted on 02/22/2010 11:10:22 AM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye
You have it partially right.

Powell sold it at the UN based on the intelligence furnished by the NeoCons. And after Powell found out it was all a lie, it was a different story.

And, finally, in 2009, even Dick Cheney admitted the intelligence was "faulty".

Even Bush realized that he had been lied to and he abandoned NeoCon Scooter to die on the political battlefield because of it.

30 posted on 02/22/2010 11:29:11 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

Ah! the intel was all a lie?


31 posted on 02/22/2010 11:36:28 AM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye

Perhaps if we stay in Iraq another century, we will eventually find the nukes, buried somewhere in the desert, along with the yellow cake.


32 posted on 02/22/2010 11:42:21 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

The yellow cake is now in Canada. Several metric tonnes of it.


33 posted on 02/22/2010 12:12:29 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye
Who am I supposed to believe, you or Cheney?

Cheney said it was faulty intel. To bad Chickenhawk Cheney was man enough to admit he lied.

BTW, what ever happened to Chalabi? The last I heard he was the leader of a very minor political party. To think he was the NeoCons' go to man in Iraq

34 posted on 02/22/2010 12:46:56 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

I’ve never heard of Chalabi. I have heard the MI5 still stands by their intel.


35 posted on 02/22/2010 1:01:58 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Ben Ficklin
Cheney said it was faulty intel. To bad Chickenhawk Cheney was man enough to admit he lied.

If a statement is based on faulty intel how can it be called a lie?

36 posted on 02/22/2010 1:04:22 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye
Like duh man.

They knew the intel was incorrect, and they tried to pass it off as correct. They lied about it.

But if it is any consolation, they fooled many for a while, including Powell.

37 posted on 02/22/2010 1:38:42 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

One thing I’m still unsure of. Did the Realists hire the aliens to attack on 9-11-01 or did the Neo-Cons? Also, has Ron Paul said whether it was the Greys the Alpha Draconans or someone else? I’ve seen the video evidence too.


38 posted on 02/22/2010 1:49:39 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: TigersEye

It was a conspiracy between the NeoCons and the TheoCons.


39 posted on 02/22/2010 2:30:54 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "SHABAAB CALLS FOR JIHAD AGAINST KENYA" by Bill Roggio (February 8, 2010, 1:09 pm) (Read More...)

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JIHAD WATCH.org (CBN): "'Many people love the idea of jihad, you know? And they want to engage in it.'" (Note: Video included.) (February 9, 2010) (Read More...)

CBN.com - CBN News: "LONDON'S ISLAMIC RADICALS SPEAK OUT" by Erick Stakelbeck (February 9, 2010) (Read More...)


INVESTORS.com - IBD Editorials: "ENEMY NO. 1: ANWAR THE AMERICAN" (Posted February 8, 2010, 06:54 pm ET) (Read More...)

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THREATS WATCH.org - blog: "NEW WTC PHOTOS & TERRORIST TRIALS" by Jay Fraser (February 10, 2010, 8:41 pm) (Read More...)

TRUTHUSA.com: SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 [Research Links & Memorial Site] (Read More...)

CLUELESS IN DC - blog: "Can Misplaced Priorities Be Considered a National Security Threat?" (February 8, 2010) (Read More...)


JARRET BRACHMAN.net - blog: "ABU MUSAB AL-SURI STILL MATTERS ONLINE" (SNIPPET: "Al-Suri's work is still running rampant through the forums... Remember, al-Suri's whole thing was that al-Qaida needed to transcend the organization down to the individual level: so that each jihadi could become an Al-Qaida Army of One...") (February 6, 2010) (Read More...)
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DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Paris - "GATES: IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM PUTS MIDDLE EAST IN DANGER" by Fred W. Baker III (February 8, 2010) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Al-'Aalam, ISNA, Iran, February 8, 2010"): "IRANIAN ATOMIC ENERGY CHIEF: We'll Begin Enriching Uranium to 20%" (Posted February 8, 2010) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Fars, ILNA (Iran), February 7, 2010"): "AHMADINEJAD: I Have Ordered to Start Enriching Uranium to 20%" (Posted February 7, 2010) (Read More...)

FOX NEWS.com (AP): Tehran, Iran - "AHMADINEJAD ORDERS HIGHER ENRICHMENT OF URANIUM" (SNIPPET: "...20 percent enrichment...") (February 7, 2010) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON INSTITUTE.org - PolicyWatch #1626: "SERIOUS PLAY: WAR GAMES EXPLORE OPTIONS ON IRAN" by Jeffrey White and Loring White (SNIPPET: "Conclusions" ... SNIPPET: "Time is running out.") (February 4, 2010) (Read More...)



LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "IRANIAN-BACKED SHIA TERROR GROUP KIDNAPS U.S. CIVILIAN IN BAGHDAD" by Bill Roggio (SNIPPET: "The Asaib al Haq, or the League of the Righteous, kidnapped Issa T. Salomi, a US civilian contractor...) (February 6, 2010, 10:43 am) (Read More...)
DEFENSE.gov - No. 099-10: "DOD ANNOUNCES ARMY CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE AS EXCUSED ABSENCE WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN" (SNIPPET: "Issa T. Salomi, 60, of El Cajon, Calif. ...") (February 5, 2010) (Read More...)


THE TIMES OF INDIA: "FICA SWEATS AS IPL3 FACES TERROR THREAT FROM TALIBAN" (February, 7, 2010) (Read More...)


THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Sources: Mehr, Press TV, Iran, February 5, 2010"): "IRAN'S RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR: RUSSIA GUARANTEES DELIVERY OF S-300 MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM" (February 5, 2010) (Read More...)


JIHAD WATCH.org (PAK TRIBUNE.com): "TALIBAN TO MURDER AMERICAN SOLDIER UNLESS MIT-TRAINED JIHADIST IS RELEASED" (February 5, 2010 (Read More...)

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JIHAD WATCH.org (NEW YORK TIMES.com): "MIT-TRAINED FEMALE JIHADIST GUILTY OF MURDER" (SNIPPET: "A Pakistani neuroscientist was convicted on Wednesday of attempted murder for trying to kill American soldiers and F.B.I. agents in Afghanistan. Federal prosecutors said the neuroscientist, Aafia Siddiqui, 37, grabbed an M4 rifle in a police station in the city of Ghazni, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2008, and fired on American officers and federal agents. After slightly more than two days of deliberations, a jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan found her guilty.") (February 3, 2010) (Read More...)

INVESTORS.com - IBD Editorials: "LOOSE LIPS" (February 5, 2010, 07:16 pm ET) (Read More...)

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DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "CYBERSECURITY SEIZES MORE ATTENTION, BUDGET DOLLARS" by John J. Kruzel (SNIPPET: "U.S. military and corporate concern about cyber security was proved warranted by an alleged attack allegedly conducted by Chinese hackers on Google's networks that reportedly came in a wave of intrusions beginning in December, and which the search engine company publicly revealed last month.") (February 4, 2010) (Read More...)
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OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report - Mexico: "Warden Message: "MONTEREY, MEXICO CARJACKING INCREASE" (February 3, 2010) (Read More...)

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Online.WSJ.com - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - Capital Journal: "DEFICIT BALLOONS INTO NATIONAL-SECURITY THREAT" by Gerald F. Seib (SNIPPET: "The federal budget deficit has long since graduated from nuisance to headache to pressing national concern. Now, however, it has become so large and persistent that it is time to start thinking of it as something else entirely: a national-security threat.") (February 2, 2010) (Read More...)

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MyThompsonGitmo.com: "THE CONFESSION OF KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED - 'From A to Z'" (Widescreen - Best option for viewing.) (Watch Here.

MyThompsonGitmo.com: "THE CONFESSION OF KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED - 'From A to Z'" (Regular sized screen) (Watch Here.

DEFENSE.gov - Unclassified: "VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT OF COMBATANT STATUS REVIEW TRIBUNAL HEARING FOR ISN 10024" (redacted) (pdf) (Read More...)

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WHDH.com: Boston - "GOV. PATRICK ON YEMEN LNG TANKERS IN BOSTON HARBOR" (SNIPPET: "The Coast Guard's decision to allow LNG tankers from Yemen into Boston Harbor comes despite concerns about the country supporting terrorists. "I've spoken with the senior-most people at homeland security, and they have taken it all the way up the chain to the White House national security advisors. I think that everything that can be done has been done. They have taken a whole host of new and more intrusive security measures, and that is what all of us are looking for," said Gov. Patrick. Yet Boston Mayor Thomas Menino blasted the Coast Guard's decision.") (February 3, 2010, 2:50 pm) (Read More...)

INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog: "AWLAKI: U.S. Civilians Are Legitimate Targets Because Americans Elect 'Criminal' Leaders" by IPT News (February 3, 2010, 7:51 pm) (Read More...)

CNS NEWS.com: "AMERICAN EX-CONS WHO CONVERTED TO ISLAM AND MOVED TO YEMEN PUT U.S. ON 'HEIGHTENED ALERT,' SAYS SENATE COMMITTEE REPORT" by Fred Lucas (SNIPPET: "U.S. officials say a "significant threat" could come from American citizens, some of them ex-convicts, who traveled to Yemen. The threat has put federal law enforcement on "heightened alert." "Most worrisome is a group of as many as three dozen former criminals who converted to Islam in prison, were released at the end of their sentences, and moved to Yemen, ostensibly to study Arabic," said a Jan. 21, 2010 report by the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.") (February 3, 2010) (Read More...)
NY DAILY NEWS.com: "AL QAEDA POISED TO TRY MAJOR ATTACK IN UNITED STATES WITHIN 3-6 MONTHS, INTELLIGENCE CHIEF WARNS" by John Marzulli and James Gordon Meek (February 3, 2010, 4:00 am) (Read More...)


DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "EXTREMIST THREAT TO U.S. 'EVOLVING,' INTEL LEADERS SAY" by Jim Garamone (February 3, 2010) (Read More...)

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YNET NEWS.com: "SECURITY SOURCES: THREAT TO OCEAN FACILITIES GROWING" by Hanan Greenberg, Ali Waked (SNIPPET: "Security source said Monday night that the explosives which drifted onto Israel's southern shoreline, and were later claimed by Palestinian groups, indicated their growing motivation to launch terror attacks against Israeli targets.") (Latest update February 2, 2010, 00:39/Israel News) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org: "CALL TO AL-QAEDA MEMBERS: INFILTRATE GAZA WITH AID CONVOYS" (SNIPPET: "A writer on a jihadist forum has urged all all monotheistic mujahideen (i.e. those affiliated with the salafi-jihadis, with which Al-Qaeda is identified) who wish to get into Gaza...") (Posted February 1, 2010) (Read More...)
TERRORISM-INFO.org.il: "Hamas continues initiating anti-Israeli activities in Europe: Muhammad Kazem Sawalha is a Hamas activist living in Britain who in the past was involved in operational activities in Judea and Samaria. He is personally involved in preparations to dispatch another aid convoy to the Gaza Strip by sea to confront Israel") (January 29, 2010) (Read More...)

WHDH.com: "REPORT: TERRORISTS PLANNING BREAST IMPLANT BOMBS" (Posted February 11, 10:40 pm EST) (Read More...)

WORLDNETDAILY.com: "BOSOM BOMBERS: WOMEN HAVE EXPLOSIVE BREAST IMPLANTS Authorities alarmed by possibility of surgically place explosives" (SNIPPET: "Similar surgery has been performed on male suicide bombers. In their cases, the explosives are inserted in the appendix area or in a buttock.") (February 1, 2010) (Read More...)
JIHAD WATCH.org (DAILY MAIL.co.uk, January 30, 2010): "JIHADISTS PLAN ATTACK WITH BOMBS INSIDE THEIR BODIES, TO FOIL NEW AIRPORT SCANNERS" (Posted January 31, 2010) (Read More...)

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EXPRESS INDIA.com: "ISI, LET GETTING INDIAN JIHADIS TOGETHER IN KARACHI FOR ATTACK'" by Shishir Gupta (Posted February 1, 2010, 0349 hrs IST) (Read More...)


THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Press TV, Iran, February 1, 2010"): "AHMADINEJAD: 'Iran Will Deliver Telling Blow to Global Powers on February 11'" (Posted February 1, 2010) (Read More...)




WHITEHOUSE.gov: "Briefing Room" (Read More...)

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