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Expert warns terrorists may be setting wildfires across American West
Washington Examiner ^ | June 16, 2013 | MARK TAPSCOTT

Posted on 06/17/2013 5:54:01 AM PDT by Innovative

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld of the New York-based American Center for Democracy's Economic Warfare Institute warns that last July "al-Qaeda's English-language online magazine, Inspire, published an article called 'It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,' which featured instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light forests on fire.

"A few months later, Russia's security (FSB) chief, Aleksandr Bortnikov warned, 'al-Qaeda was complicit in recent forest fires in Europe' as part of the terrorists' 'strategy of a thousand cuts.' Bortnikov spoke of 'extremist sites [that] contained detailed instructions of waging the forest jihad and stressed that such a method had proved itself effective as it inflicted both physical and moral damage, needed little training or investment and it was extremely hard for police to find and apprehend the arsonists.'

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; arizona; arson; colorado; globaljihad; inspire; internet; israel; jihad; jihadinamerica; jihadpropaganda; lightning; masadaalmujahideen; obamaspeople; terrorism; threatmatrix; wildfire; wildfires; wldfires; wot
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To: SMARTY

“...your mental furniture...”

Had to read that twice, even after 3 mugs of coffee, but it’s a great phrase.


21 posted on 06/17/2013 6:19:13 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Yeah, how about a little forest management so that there isn’t enough underbrush fuel to make any of these fires a problem.


22 posted on 06/17/2013 6:20:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Innovative

This is something that I have really worried about. It would be easy for 10 men to wreak absolute havoc and destruction on a state like mine that is suffering from a drought and has many areas overloaded with fuels ready for a match. We came close to losing our house in a wildfire caused by some kids playing with matches in 2000. Over 50 homes were destroyed along with about 15,000 acres. The national forest roads are pretty deserted so they could drive along setting fires every mile and no one could stop them unless they just shut down access. Many towns and cities have forest lands bordering or surrounding them. In 2002 a woman was burning a letter in a fire pit in the national forest and started a fire that burned down over 500,000 acres. It took weeks and millions of dollars to fight it. The disruption to the economy would be massive.


23 posted on 06/17/2013 6:22:42 AM PDT by albionin ( ,)
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To: bgill

And there was this from CBS News two months ago: “Vandalism At San Jose PG&E Substation Called ‘Sabotage’”

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/04/16/gunshots-cause-oil-spill-at-san-jose-pge-substation/

“The vandal’s objective appears to have been “shutting down the system,” Sheriff Laurie Smith said at a news conference at the substation Tuesday afternoon.”


24 posted on 06/17/2013 6:22:53 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: carriage_hill

How incredible it must be to be a liberal. You advocate for the demise of your own country, property ...even your own species.

To be liberal is to cease to BE. I don’t get it.


25 posted on 06/17/2013 6:23:24 AM PDT by LibsRJerks (s)
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To: MrB

It takes three things to make a fire: Air, fuel, and ignition. Air we can do nothing about. Ignitions, such as lightning strikes, happen all the time. The only tool available to control the damage a fire can do is to manage the fuel.


26 posted on 06/17/2013 6:23:40 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: Convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Innovative

might also apply to chemical plants — 3 so far.


27 posted on 06/17/2013 6:24:49 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Innovative

That is why the US Congress and Obama
deliberately LEFT THE borders open.

Did Terrorists Holder have to give matches
out with his weapons to them in FAST&FURIOUS
or FAST&FURIOUS++???
Probably, it was not necessary.


28 posted on 06/17/2013 6:26:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Innovative

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa was the sheriff who instigated the civil rights lawsuit against Colorado state over the two unconstitutional gun control laws passed this last legislative session.

He’s been joined by 55 of the 63 elected sheriffs in CO, but he started the whole thing.

This fire is payback to those who elected him.

I’ll wager no outside person started this, this was a CO job, as I believe most CO fires are.

Except maybe the Hayman fire more than 10 years ago. That was started by a Federal Forest Service worker, and burned over 400,000 acres as the local fire departments fought with the Forest Service over the right to fight the fire. Obviously the Forest Service won that fight.


29 posted on 06/17/2013 6:27:39 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: LibsRJerks

I don’t either. They are truly the ‘enemy within’, and have infiltrated all levels of society and gov’t. We’re so compromised now, that I don’t know if we can ever recover from the past 50yrs of liberalism.

SPJNK.


30 posted on 06/17/2013 6:29:07 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: logitech

Nobody in the commie media wants to even hint at this, yet we are bombarded by lowest-common-denominator PSAs on the radio quoting “Smokey Bear” who has said FOR YEARS that “nine out of ten wildfires are caused by humans.” But, no “news”casts ever claim this. Hmmmmm....


31 posted on 06/17/2013 6:35:44 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: MestaMachine
zippidee doodah all the livelong day


32 posted on 06/17/2013 6:36:33 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Innovative

This is impossible because Dear Leader declared the War On Terror completed.


33 posted on 06/17/2013 6:37:37 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: carriage_hill

There is a problem here. Yes, there are many potential terrorists in our midst, but they didn’t necessarily start fires. They could but...

The problem is that the government can say “terrorists” about any problem just so they can justify spying on Americans and ignoring the Constitution. The government morons can then justify doing anything they want because of the “potential” terrorism. I believe the terrorists that do exist are total morons because there are so many thousands of things that they could be doing to create disruption in this somewhat free society...but they don’t. So the question becomes confused. Freedom entails some risk. We should kill terrorists immediately and humiliate them whenever they threaten or do terrorist acts. Leave the average American citizen alone.


34 posted on 06/17/2013 6:42:10 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: MrB

Would be very helpful as would allowing companies to log out dead trees in areas ravaged by beetle kill. Unfortunately the area in the black forest fire is not a forest so much as a wooded residential area, as you can tell by the number of homes lost. There are similar communities spread all through the Colorado foothills and front range.


35 posted on 06/17/2013 6:42:29 AM PDT by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: hal ogen

Agreed 100%. They use ‘terrorism’ as an excuse for everything, now.


36 posted on 06/17/2013 6:46:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Mom MD

I’ve heard what a giant dead tree will do when it comes down during a fire. Due to the energy of the fall, the embers shoot out in all directions for very long distances.

Cleaning out the dead wood, indeed, would make these fires far less devastating.


37 posted on 06/17/2013 6:48:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: WXRGina
“Smokey Bear” who has said FOR YEARS that “nine out of ten wildfires are caused by humans.”

I have heard for decades that 99 percent of forest fires are started by lightning. Are you saying that you have recently heard the other claim?

38 posted on 06/17/2013 6:48:55 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: MrB

There are areas in the Colorado front range where 90+% of trees are dead from beetle kill. The envirowhackos will not allow logging out of the dead wood. There will be many devastating fires in the years to come. Interestingly the black forest fire was in healthy trees, though it is very dry in Colorado over the past few years.


39 posted on 06/17/2013 6:51:14 AM PDT by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: albionin

Are you up in the Jemez?


40 posted on 06/17/2013 6:53:32 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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