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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread TWELVE
CNN ^ | 7-2-04 | N/A

Posted on 07/02/2004 10:22:06 AM PDT by JustPiper

Picture credit: TheCabal

"I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat"

LINK TO THREAD ELEVEN

FBI urges vigilance for July 4

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A constant stream of intelligence indicating that al Qaeda wants to strike the United States this summer or fall has led federal officials to urge increased vigilance during the Independence Day weekend, but there is no specific threat of an attack timed to the holiday.

We are the "Stotters" who make ourselves aware of the enemy who wishes to do us harm

Meet It!
Greet It!
Defeat It!


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


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From TM'er and Freeper ~Oorang~

The Threat Matrix would like to welcome a Champion for the cause on the WOT:

Laurie Roth is "Annie Oakley of the Airwaves"

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You try to thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. It is not in our nature to be the "Game"

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ISLAM’S TERRORIST DOGMA, IN MUHAMMAD'S OWN WORDS- Craig Winn -Letter to the Reader

FREE Online Version

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REPORT IT!

REPORT IT!

CREDIT AND GRATITUDE TO CINDY

TELL THE FBI

TELL THE DHS

REPORT TERRORISM

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FIGHTING TERRORISM ON OUR OWN SINCE NOVEMBER 3, 2003

THREAD ONE

THREAD TWO

THREAD THREE

THREAD FOUR

THREAD FIVE

THREAD SIX

THREAD SEVEN

THREAD EIGHT

THREAD NINE

THREAD TEN

THREAD ELEVEN

May God bless a sovereign Iraq.
May God bless the coalition forces.
May God bless our U.S. forces.
May God bless President George W. Bush.
May God bless America!

From TM'r and Freeper ~Velveeta


1 posted on 07/02/2004 10:22:06 AM PDT by JustPiper
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2 posted on 07/02/2004 10:23:40 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: HipShot; All

As I sit here with my 6 month old daughter on my lap, I try to think of her future. I look at my boys, 3 and 11, and wonder what goblins they will have to face.

How can I possibly explain to them that there are people that want them dead? My 11 year old is having a hard enough time learning the difference between good and bad vs. right and wrong. He has a tough time with things that can be both bad and right, (1st amendment protected speech with bad content but right in its allowance).

I look around and see news of people being assaulted outside of movie theatres, because they disagree with moveon.org paper hangers. I see some of our more visible citizens going to enemy countries, begging for forgiveness from tyrants. I see airport security skipping over ME type males, and strip searching 80 year old women, so as not to violate anyone's rights. I am bombarded with twisted headlines and deliberate misrepresentation of truth, by people whose agenda is more important than the truth. I can see pictures of people protesting at the funeral procession of my only modern hero, President Ronald Wilson Reagan. I see intolerant people calling all others intolerant for simply disagreeing.

I see all these things, but I'm not totally disheartened. We have managed to survive this far; I can look at the words of the people here and feel bolder. I know that I'm not alone; I know that there are others who see a ray of hope as well, and are willing to fight the good fight in the face of many enemies. This is a major crisis, and it's the ONLY crisis that faces us today, in spite of what Presidential candidates may say to the contrary.

I have no way to explain this to my young children; I have no way to prepare them. All that I can do is protect them through my actions. There is not a torch for me to pass; if there was one, I'm sure that I would keep it anyway. As I see the sweetest, bright eyed smile of an angel on my lap, her eyes filled with trust and playfulness, I know that I can only tell them about this when it's all over.

May we be successful here, so that our children never have to face the demons that we are facing today.

I love my God, I love my Country, I love all of you.

~by HipShot


3 posted on 07/02/2004 10:24:46 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: WestCoastGal; All

From TM'r WestCoastGal AKA CoCo

SOURCE:NBC

IMPORTANT:

Things to Look Out For: Be Observant:

Multiple sightings of the same suspicious person, vehicle or activity at the same location;

Individuals or activities that don't "fit" into the surrounding environment;

Individuals sitting in a parked vehicle for an extended period of time;

Individuals or several people sketching or taking notes, photographing or videotaping areas or buildings not normally associated with tourist activity;

Clothing out of place for the weather, such as someone wearing a heavy coat in hot weather;

Individuals or people carrying unusually heavy bags or backpacks;

Vehicles -- especially vans, U-Hauls or delivery trucks -- improperly parked or parked in locations not normally associated with deliveries;

Follow your instinct. If something doesn't look right, it might not be.


4 posted on 07/02/2004 10:27:33 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; freeperfromnj; Rutles4Ever; ExSoldier; KylaStarr; Oorang; knak; jerseygirl; ...
Ping!!
5 posted on 07/02/2004 10:31:28 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: JustPiper

Thanks for starting the next thread JP! You Rock!!

A_D's basic survival list:

Pre Event Actions:

1. Learn about the natural disasters that could occur in your community from your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter. Learn whether hazardous materials are produced, stored or transported near your area. Learn about possible consequences of deliberate acts of terror. Ask how to prepare for each potential emergency and how to respond.

2. Talk with employers and school officials about their emergency response plans.

3. Talk with your household about potential emergencies and how to respond to each. Talk about what you would need to do in an evacuation. If someone in the family has a critical job, expect them to be gone.

4. Plan how your household would stay in contact if you were separated. Identify two meeting places: the first should be near your home—in case of fire, perhaps a tree or a telephone pole; the second should be away from your neighborhood in case you cannot return home.

5. Pick a friend or relative who lives out of the area for household members to call to say they are okay.

6. Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape routes from each room.

7. Post emergency telephone numbers by telephones. Teach children how and when to call 911.

8. Make sure everyone in your household knows how and when to shut off water, gas, and electricity at the main switches. Consult with your local utilities if you have questions.

9. Take a first aid and CPR class. Local American Red Cross chapters can provide information. Official certification by the American Red Cross provides “good Samaritan” law protection for those giving first aid.

10. Reduce the economic impact of disaster on your property and your household’s health and financial well-being.

• Review property insurance policies before disaster strikes—make sure policies are current and be certain they meet your needs (type of coverage, amount of coverage, and hazard covered—flood, earthquake)

• Protect your household’s financial well-being before a disaster strikes— review life insurance policies and consider saving money in an “emergency” savings account that could be used in any crisis. It is advisable to keep a small amount of cash or traveler’s checks at home in a safe place where you can quickly gain access to it in case of an evacuation.

• Be certain that health insurance policies are current and meet the needs of your household.

11. Consider ways to help neighbors who may need special assistance, such as the elderly or the disabled.

12. Make arrangements for pets. Pets are not allowed in public shelters. Service animals for those who depend on them are allowed.

If you have a disability or special need, you may have to take additional steps to protect yourself and your household in an emergency. If you know of friends or neighbors with special needs, help them with these extra precautions. Hearing impaired may need to make special arrangements to receive warning. Mobility impaired may need assistance in getting to a shelter. Households with a single working parent may need help from others both in planning for disasters and during an emergency. People without vehicles may need to make arrangements for transportation. People with special dietary needs should have an adequate emergency food supply. Find out about special assistance that may be available in your community. Register with the office of emergency services or fire department for assistance, so needed help can be provided quickly in an emergency.

Create a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers to aid you in an emergency. Discuss your needs and make sure they know how to operate necessary equipment.

Discuss your needs with your employer.

If you are mobility impaired and live or work in a high-rise building, have an escape chair. If you live in an apartment building, ask the management to mark accessible exits clearly and to make arrangements to help you evacuate the building. Keep extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen, catheters, medication, food for guide or hearing-ear dogs, or other items you might need. Also, keep a list of the type and serial numbers of medical devices you need.

Those who are not disabled should learn who in their neighborhood or building is disabled so that they may assist them during emergencies. If you are a care-giver for a person with special needs, make sure you have a plan to communicate if an emergency occurs.

Preparedness Overview:

You may need to survive on your own for three days or more. This means having your own water, food and emergency supplies. Try using backpacks or duffel bags to keep the supplies together. Assembling the supplies you might need following a disaster is an important part of your disaster plan. You should prepare emergency supplies for the following situations:

A disaster supply kit with essential food, water, and supplies for at least three days—this kit should be kept in a designated place and be ready to “grab and go” in case you have to leave your home quickly because of a disaster, such as a flash flood or major chemical emergency. Make sure all household members know where the kit is kept.

Consider having additional supplies for sheltering or home confinement for up to two weeks.

You should also have a disaster supply kit at work. This should be in one container, ready to "grab and go" in case you have to evacuate the building.

A car kit of emergency supplies, including food and water, to keep stored in your car at all times. This kit would also include flares, jumper cables, and seasonal supplies.

Stockpiling Water Safely

Stocking water reserves should be a top priority. Drinking water in emergency situations should not be rationed. Therefore, it is critical to store adequate amounts of water for your household. Individual needs vary, depending on age, physical condition, activity, diet, and climate. A normally active person needs at least two quarts of water daily just for drinking. Children, nursing mothers, and ill people need more. Very hot temperatures can double the amount of water needed. Because you will also need water for sanitary purposes and, possibly, for cooking, you should store at least one gallon of water per person per day.

Store water in thoroughly washed plastic, fiberglass or enamel-lined metal containers. Don't use containers that can break, such as glass bottles. Never use a container that has held toxic substances. Sound plastic containers, such as soft drink bottles, are best. You can also purchase food grade plastic buckets or drums. Containers for water should be rinsed with a diluted bleach solution (one part bleach to ten parts water) before use. Previously used bottles or other containers may be contaminated with microbes or chemicals. Do not rely on untested devices for decontaminating water.

If your water is treated commercially by a water utility, you do not need to treat water before storing it. Additional treatments of treated public water will not increase storage life. If you have a well or public water that has not been treated, follow the treatment instructions provided by your public health service or water provider. If you suspect that your well may be contaminated, contact your local or state health department or agriculture extension agent for specific advice.

Seal your water containers tightly, label them and store them in a cool, dark place. It is important to change stored water every six months.

Food:

If activity is reduced, healthy people can survive on half their usual food intake for an extended period or without any food for many days. Food, unlike water, may be rationed safely, except for children and pregnant women.

You don’t need to go out and buy unfamiliar foods to prepare an emergency food supply. You can use the canned foods, dry mixes and other staples on your cupboard shelves. Canned foods do not require cooking, water or special preparation. Be sure to include a manual can opener.

Keep canned foods in a dry place where the temperature is fairly cool. To protect boxed foods from pests and to extend their shelf life, store the food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers.

Replace items in your food supply every six months. Throw out any canned good that becomes swollen, dented, or corroded. Use foods before they go bad, and replace them with fresh supplies. Date each food item with a marker. Place new items at the back of the storage area and older ones in front.

Food items that you might consider including in your disaster supply kit include: ready-to-eat meats, fruits, and vegetables; canned or boxed juices, milk, and soup; high-energy foods like peanut butter, jelly, low-sodium crackers, granola bars, and trail mix; vitamins; foods for infants or persons on special diets; cookies, hard candy; instant coffee, cereals, and powdered milk.

Buy a box of MRE entrée’s – 72 packages of main course MRE meals and keep them at home. They will fee a familty of four for about a week. It’s no frills eating.

You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. Basic services, such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones, may be cut off for days, even a week or longer. Or you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you.

You probably won’t have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you’ll need. Your household will cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes.

Basic Supplies List:

Assemble a first aid kit for your home and for each vehicle. The basics for your first aid kit should include:
– First aid manual
– Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
– Assorted sizes of safety pins
– Cleansing agents (isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide)/soap/ germicide
– Antibiotic ointment
– Latex gloves (2 pairs)
– Petroleum jelly
– 2-inch and 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6 each size)
– Triangular bandages (3)
– 2-inch and 3-inch sterile rolled bandages (3 rolls each)
– Cotton balls
– Scissors
– Tweezers
– Needle
– Moistened towelettes
– Antiseptic
– Thermometer
– Tongue depressor blades (2)
– Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
– Sunscreen.

It may be difficult to obtain prescription medications during a disaster because stores may be closed or supplies may be limited. Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications. Be sure they are stored to meet instructions on the label and be mindful of expirations dates—be sure to keep your stored medication up to date.

Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens.

Have the following nonprescription drugs in your disaster supply kit:
– Aspirin and non-aspirin pain reliever
– Anti-diarrhea medication
– Antacid (for stomach upset)
– Syrup of ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the poison control center)
– Laxative
– Vitamins.

It will be important to assemble these items in a disaster supply kit in case you have to leave your home quickly. Even if you don't have to leave your home, if you lose power it will be easier to have these item already assembled and in one place.

Tools and other items:
– A portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries (also have a NOAA weather radio, if appropriate for your area)
– Oil Hurricane lamps (last longer than candles for extended outages) (place a mirror behind the lamp to reflect the light around the room
– Flashlight and extra batteries
– Signal flare
– Matches in a waterproof container (or waterproof matches)
– Shut-off wrench, pliers, shovel and other tools
– Duct tape and scissors
– Plastic sheeting
– Whistle
– Small canister, A-B-C-type fire extinguisher
– Tube tent
– Compass
– Work gloves
– Paper, pens, and pencils
– Needles and thread
– Battery-operated travel alarm clock

Kitchen items:
– Manual can opener
– Mess kits or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
– All-purpose knife
– Household liquid bleach to treat drinking water
– Sugar, salt, pepper
– Aluminum foil and plastic wrap
– Re-sealing plastic bags
– Propane grill or stove and 5 or more bottles of propane (charcoal flies off the shelfs and the prices go sky high)

Sanitation and hygiene items:
– Washcloth and towel
– Towelettes, soap, hand sanitizer, liquid detergent
– Tooth paste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorants, comb and brush, razor, shaving cream, lip balm, sunscreen, insect repellent, contact lens solutions, mirror, feminine supplies
– Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags and ties—for personal sanitation uses—and toilet paper
– Medium-sized plastic bucket with tight lid
– Disinfectant and household chlorine bleach
– Consider including a small shovel for digging a latrine

Household documents and contact numbers:
– Personal identification, cash (including change) or traveler's checks, and a credit card

– Copies of important documents:
birth certificate, marriage certificate, driver's license, social security cards, passport, wills, deeds, inventory of household goods, insurance papers, immunizations records, bank and credit card account numbers, stocks and bonds. Be sure to store these in a watertight container.

– Emergency contact list and phone numbers
– Map of the area and phone numbers of places you could go
– An extra set of car keys and house keys.

One complete change of clothing and footwear for each household member. Shoes should be sturdy work shoes or boots. Rain gear, hat and gloves, extra socks, extra underwear, thermal underwear, sunglasses.

Blankets or a sleeping bag for each household member, pillows.

Remember to consider the needs of infants, elderly persons, disabled persons, and pets and to include entertainment and comfort items for babies, children, elderly, and pets. Entertainment: books, games, quiet toys and stuffed animals.

It is important for you to be ready, wherever you may be when disaster strikes. With the checklists above you can now put together an appropriate disaster supply kit for your household:

A disaster supply kit kept in the home with supplies for at least three days; it is unlikely that food supplies would be cut off for as long as two weeks, consider storing additional water, food, clothing and bedding other supplies to expand your supply kit to last up to two weeks.

A work place disaster supply kit. It is important to store a personal supply of water and food at work; you will not be able to rely on water fountains or coolers. Women who wear high-heels
should be sure to have comfortable flat shoes at their workplace in case an evacuation requires walking long distances.

A car disaster supply kit. Keep a smaller disaster supply kit in the trunk of you car. If you become
stranded or are not able to return home, having these items will help you be more comfortable until help arrives. Add items for severe winter weather during months when heavy snow or icy roads are possible—salt, sand, shovels, and extra winter clothing, including hats and gloves.

The only thing not covered in the above is firearms for self defense. This should b e carefully considered by each individual. It is a great responsibility. Remember that firearms are just tools, and tools in the wrong hands are more of a liability than an asset.


6 posted on 07/02/2004 10:35:00 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (The RIGHT of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.)
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To: JustPiper

Great Thread, AGAIN.

Thanks so much for all you do and all you are.


7 posted on 07/02/2004 10:35:18 AM PDT by crabbie
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To: TBall; MamaDearest; appalachian_dweller; drymans wife; knak; null and void; Labyrinthos; ...
Ping!!
8 posted on 07/02/2004 10:38:36 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: TBall; MamaDearest; appalachian_dweller; drymans wife; knak; null and void; Labyrinthos; ...
Ping!!
9 posted on 07/02/2004 10:38:41 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: appalachian_dweller

This is wonderful!
Thanks it goes right with the entire thread!


10 posted on 07/02/2004 10:40:15 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: thecabal

Here we are ;)


11 posted on 07/02/2004 10:40:40 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: JustPiper

Greetings all-!


12 posted on 07/02/2004 10:40:42 AM PDT by jerseygirl
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To: crabbie

Hugs crabbie!


13 posted on 07/02/2004 10:41:22 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: JustPiper

I hope that on this new thread, everyone will remember why we are here, and stay focused on that.


14 posted on 07/02/2004 10:41:30 AM PDT by HipShot (All of our ammunition should be dipped in pig fat)
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To: JustPiper
Thank you, fearless leader! :D

j/k ;)

15 posted on 07/02/2004 10:43:12 AM PDT by thecabal ("For all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!" --Aragorn)
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To: JustPiper; StillProud2BeFree
Just checked out the Laurie Roth website.

Wow! What a woman.

16 posted on 07/02/2004 10:43:43 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: HipShot; Cindy; Domestic Church; txflake; Shermy; MarineDad; Cronos
KASHMIR - Love in a time of Jihad.
Left out the daily carnage for this sad little story. Jihadis can't handle their sister's lover, so they behead him and kill her. Who knows what torture and mutilation was inflicted upon her........

Militant’s sister found dead in Tral

Excelsior Special Correspondent

TRAL, July 1: Police today recovered the decomposed skeleton of a woman in the hilly terrain of Tral. Twenty-two-year-old woman, who happened to be the sister of an active militant, had been missing since the day she had been kidnapped by suspected militants on account of her love affair with a local school-teacher in March this year.

Official sources said that with the help of her wrist watch and the slippers, the woman was identified as Shareefa D/o Abdul Gani Bhat R/o Tral Payeen. She had been missing from her home since March this year. Sources said that the skeleton was recovered from Kandwar forest area.

Sources said that Shareefa was the sister of a category "A" militant Khursheed Pal. According to these sources, Shareefa had developed a love affair with a private school-teacher, namely Showkat Ahmed Kar S/o Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Kar. In March last, unidentified militants kidnapped Kar as well as Shareefa from their respective houses.

Next morning, Kar’s beheaded body was recovered from a deserted spot. He had been butchered by his kidnappers. With the recovery of Shareefa’s body today, officials believe that the young woman had also been killed by the militants on the same day. However, she had not been spotted anywhere, dead or alive in the last three months.

17 posted on 07/02/2004 10:46:25 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: HipShot

Hope this is relevant- (from the scotsman.com)

6:07pm (UK)
British Sailors Forced into Iranian Waters, Says Hoon

By Nick Mead, Political Staff, PA News


The eight British servicemen seized by Iran last week were “forcibly escorted into Iranian territorial waters” before they were detained, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The six Royal Marines and two Royal Navy sailors were captured after their patrol boats were said to have strayed by mistake into the Iranian side of the Shatt al Arab waterway – sparking a tense three-day stand-off.

It was thought the men had accidentally entered Iranian waters on their way to Basra to deliver one of the patrol boats to the new Iraqi Riverine Patrol Service.

But in a written statement Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said: “In a recent debriefing the crews have said that they were operating inside the Iraqi border and were forcibly escorted into Iranian territorial waters.

“Our assessment continues and will be greatly assisted by the retrieval of navigational information in the Global Positioning System equipment carried by the crews.

“We are very concerned about the blindfolding of the men and have made representations to the government of Iran.

“We have made it clear that we do not expect a recurrence of this incident.”

(snip)


18 posted on 07/02/2004 10:46:47 AM PDT by jerseygirl
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To: HipShot

Those pissing contests and j'accuse shit are pretty funny aren't they. Makes you wonder.


19 posted on 07/02/2004 10:47:42 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: JustPiper

Greetings Freeper Friends

THANK YOU JP!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 07/02/2004 10:47:50 AM PDT by drymans wife (Conservative Mom from Texas)
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To: JustPiper

Thanks JP for starting yet another thread. We went through #11 pretty fast.


21 posted on 07/02/2004 10:50:02 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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For anyone who missed the beginning :

ISLAM’S TERRORIST DOGMA, IN MUHAMMAD'S OWN WORDS- Craig Winn -Letter to the Reader-TO MUSLIMS MAY THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE

PROLOGUE -WHAT WOULD YOU DO?- “I have been made victorious with terror.”

Chapter 1 - WOULD YOU BELIEVE? - “When Allah wants to frighten his slaves, the sun falls out of its chariot. This is a full eclipse, a misfortune for the sun.”

CHAPTER 2 - DEVILS, DECEPTIONS & BACKRUBS - “Because Allah afflicted Eve, all the women of the world menstruate and they are stupid.”

22 posted on 07/02/2004 10:51:38 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: HipShot; All

That is why every thread now post 2 are rules

Also this warning:

{{{Don't be a whiner - If you really, really find Free Republic not to your liking, let the webmaster know directly (jimrob@psnw.com), learn to live with it, or move along.}}}

They can mail JR, no more of this will be tolerated!!!


23 posted on 07/02/2004 10:54:00 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: snickeroon

Ping!


24 posted on 07/02/2004 10:54:50 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: thecabal

Fearless? I hate confrontation!
Lioness says:
MeowwwwwROARRRRRRRRRRRRRR


25 posted on 07/02/2004 10:55:42 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

Thank you for reading the beginning of the thread ;)
Add something new every thread


26 posted on 07/02/2004 10:56:33 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: HipShot

As goofy as it may sound, but inlight of the Hot Air
Baloon's carring bio's instructions found in Atta's
appartment, it would be a very non-assuming way to
hurt alot of people. There are probably more things
they could put in those baloons that would cause a
catastrophic event. And know one would even be concerned
about them especially around holiday's like this.


27 posted on 07/02/2004 10:58:26 AM PDT by drymans wife (Conservative Mom from Texas)
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To: JustPiper; jerseygirl; Letitring; WestCoastGal; DAVEY CROCKETT; HipShot; Calpernia; Cindy; ...
I'm going to start this thread by reposting this army training doctrine on the observation process.

I'm proud of Jerseygirl's recon of the downtown area. It occurs to me that we need more eyes and boots on the ground looking for specific threat indicators. One good indicator obviously is the absence of ME where ME has in the recent past been a forceful and thriving presence.

When we do a recon in the infantry we teach a format to follow: It can be remembered by the acronym SALUTE. Say you're doing an S&P (Snoop and Poop) or a P&G (Prowl and Growl) and you spot enemy movement. You'd want to remember the most vital stuff for the intel weenies to analyze later so you'd use SALUTE:

Size (how many bad guys in the group)
Activity (what are they doing at that moment)
Location (don't forget direction of movement, vehicles if any and est. speed)
Uniform (how are they dressed; especially if not in keeping with climate, environment or culture)
Time
Equipment (what stuff are they carrying in the way of communications, weapons, chemical protective gear, video, optics like binoculars, etc.)

As they say, the "Devil is in the Details." The more details, the better. ALSO, LOOK UP. people, like deer have no natural "predators" that strike from above that's why deer hunters use tree stands and snipers like the high ground. So, you must deliberately look up, like jerseygirl did. I'm really proud of her, she did an excellent job. The more TM folks who undertake these kinds of forays and put actual eyeballs onto a situation and report back (BurbankKarl!) the faster we can dope out something useful to hand to the feds.

Let me also make very clear that I am in no way advocating any surveillance of law abiding citizens! We're in a war, be alert is all I'm saying.

28 posted on 07/02/2004 10:59:02 AM PDT by ExSoldier (.45 Auto: The Original "Point and Click" interface!)
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To: JustPiper

Is there a way to monitor the keyword modifications?


29 posted on 07/02/2004 10:59:24 AM PDT by HipShot (All of our ammunition should be dipped in pig fat)
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To: drymans wife

What bugs me the most about the story yesterday is that it was a "parachute".


30 posted on 07/02/2004 11:01:11 AM PDT by HipShot (All of our ammunition should be dipped in pig fat)
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To: All; HipShot

Please read this post, it is a humble reminder of WHY we are here, Thank you HipShot!


31 posted on 07/02/2004 11:01:26 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: JustPiper
Awww, shucks.....

Now BACK TO WORK!!!
32 posted on 07/02/2004 11:03:25 AM PDT by HipShot (All of our ammunition should be dipped in pig fat)
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To: HipShot

Parachute, baloon or anything like that, no one
would think twice. Were I live they fly around
all the time because it a tourist and vacation
town.


33 posted on 07/02/2004 11:04:21 AM PDT by drymans wife (Conservative Mom from Texas)
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To: jerseygirl

Propaganda generation. Exactly who is the propaganda to be for? It can't be us, because we know the truth. It may be an attempt to rally their population against an external enemy. It may also be designed to be an indicator to other nations of their stance, as a solicitation of some form of alliance against us.


34 posted on 07/02/2004 11:05:43 AM PDT by HipShot (All of our ammunition should be dipped in pig fat)
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To: swarthyguy

Tis not much of a mystery, it is getting old and they lost long ago, they should give it up, TM is not going anywhere!


35 posted on 07/02/2004 11:05:43 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: Donna Lee Nardo; Jill St Claire

Ping!


36 posted on 07/02/2004 11:06:26 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: drymans wife

I wonder if air space over Philly will be restricted. It should be.


37 posted on 07/02/2004 11:07:03 AM PDT by HipShot (All of our ammunition should be dipped in pig fat)
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To: JustPiper; WestCoastGal; Godzilla
Hi JP Thanks for starting this thread.

WCG, I think it was you who posted about the Orcas:

"Killer whale researchers are wondering what has happened to about 30 Puget Sound orcas that have not returned from their winter travels. They normally appear in the San Juan Islands in early June."

The first thought I had was about the seismic activity noted off the mid coast shoreline and inland in southern California. Animals are well known to give heads up on quakes and other geologic phenomena especially in changing migration patterns.

I wish we could poll folks living up this way on whether they're noticing anything different in wildlife or domestic behavior. There were reports last year that we were using dolphins in hunting down terrorists in the waters up that way. Does anyone known if that is still ongoing?

It is also possible that some sort of protective naval operation using underwater sound spectrums(echolocation) is disrupting the migration.
38 posted on 07/02/2004 11:07:35 AM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: HipShot

Yes it is. That was posted earlier this morning.


39 posted on 07/02/2004 11:08:16 AM PDT by drymans wife (Conservative Mom from Texas)
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To: JustPiper

TM is like Texas, like a whole another country, when you compare the info here to what gets played to the masses on TV etc.


40 posted on 07/02/2004 11:08:38 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: freeperfromnj

Glad to 11 behind


41 posted on 07/02/2004 11:09:15 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: ExSoldier

Thankin you bump!


42 posted on 07/02/2004 11:10:21 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: HipShot; Lead Moderator

LM? Is there a way to lock the keyword modification on a thread? We are getting sabotaged.


43 posted on 07/02/2004 11:11:19 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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gen. Marek Dukaczewski - chief of Polish military inteligence has just said that terrorist wanted to buy that chemical weapon, which was found yesterday. Polish military inteligence oficers managed to find it earlier.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1164345/posts

Chemical Munitions Found by Polish Soldiers Were Being Pursued by Terrorists

By Monika Scislowska Associated Press Writer
Published: Jul 2, 2004

http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBCGE6E6WD.html


44 posted on 07/02/2004 11:15:26 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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Jordan offers to send troops to Iraq

http://straitstimes.com/latest/story/0,4390,259457,00.html


45 posted on 07/02/2004 11:16:14 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: drymans wife

Thanks. I need to be more thorough reading posts.


46 posted on 07/02/2004 11:16:15 AM PDT by HipShot (All of our ammunition should be dipped in pig fat)
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To: drymans wife

Excellent post- Isn't it sad when we have to start worrying about things like balloons during holidays...


47 posted on 07/02/2004 11:18:47 AM PDT by jerseygirl
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To: HipShot; GorillaMa; All

Bin Laden focusing on U.S. elections
Close aides say next campaign to 'malign' Tony Blair

Posted: July 2, 2004

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39238

Central American terrorists – what's going on?
Questions remain over Honduras sightings of 'next Mohammed Atta'

Posted: July 2, 2004

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39249

Iraqi chemical weapons found by Polish troops
Sec. Rumsfeld informed at NATO summit of recent discovery of undeclared WMD

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39243


48 posted on 07/02/2004 11:21:54 AM PDT by JustPiper (Threat Matrix poses a serious threat to those that wish us harm!!!)
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To: ExSoldier

Thank you for your kind words, Ex! And your suggestions.

Re: Burka's in Philly. Yes, quite a significant number of Muslim women in the area dressed in Full Islamic garb- only a peekhole for their eyes.

Sometimes it would amuse me to see these women shopping in the GAP, and such.

Recently it has NOT amused me to see that women so-clothed have virtually disappeared from the areas I frequented in Philly- primarily Center City.


49 posted on 07/02/2004 11:22:42 AM PDT by jerseygirl
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To: jerseygirl

It,s very sad. There's not much security check's
there. But we can't possibly secure everything.


50 posted on 07/02/2004 11:23:44 AM PDT by drymans wife (Conservative Mom from Texas)
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