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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Twenty-Eight
Posted on 07/11/2005 8:12:04 PM PDT by nwctwx
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Thanks to West Coast Gal for pointing to this article:
Last Updated : Aug 03, 2005
"Warning on cyanide theft"
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "An urgent warning has been issued to Shropshire residents after a number of pots of poison were stolen from an industrial estate."
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The 100g pots are clearly labelled. The substance looks similar to rock salt, police said today.
Anyone with information can contact the police on 08457 444 888."
By SITE Institute
August 2, 2005
A discussion amongst members of a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated message board yesterday, August 1, 2005, concerned the presence of American forces in Algeria and North Africa, and their alleged maneuvers with those troops from eight Islamic countries, including Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Mali, and others.
The focus was placed on this mixed army vis-à-vis the Muslims, mujahideen, and members of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), as well as the disbelievers from the East.
One author believes that the mujahideen in North Africa are to be the primary targets of the joint forces of the American and Islamic countries, a view that other members concur, alleging that they wish to put out Allahs light by their mouths. Another member questions aloud what is to be towards the infidel forces in North Africa, to which another states: The expected hit is coming soon, Allah willing.
DITTO, DITTO, DITTO...
TERRORISM IS GLOBAL.
TERRORISTS ARE GLOBAL.
Jihad -- another day.
You're welcome neosgirl.
I check on your blog several times a day to see how
Prayers for the troops and their families.
Note: Updated July 28, 2005
ON THE NET...
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Army Officers Stage Coup in Mauritania
AP ^ | 08/03/05 | AHMED MOHAMED
Posted on 08/03/2005 1:02:32 PM PDT by Pikamax
Army Officers Stage Coup in Mauritania
Wednesday August 3, 2005 6:46 PM
AP Photo NY190
By AHMED MOHAMED
Associated Press Writer
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) - A military junta overthrew
Mauritania's U.S.-allied president on Wednesday, saying it would
temporarily rule this oil-rich Islamic nation that had looked
increasingly to the West as the government raised fears of a growing
threat from al-Qaida linked militants.
President Maaoya Sid'Ahmed Taya, who himself seized power in a
coup two decades ago, was out of the country when presidential guard
troops took control of the national radio and television stations earlier
Wednesday, cutting broadcasts and seizing a building housing the
army chief of staff headquarters.
Taya, who has allied himself with the United States in the war on
terror and cracked down ruthlessly on opponents he accuses of being
Islamic extremists, refused comment after arriving Wednesday in
nearby Niger from Saudi Arabia, where he attended King Fahd's
The opposition and some international groups have accused Taya of
exaggerating the threat of Islamic extremism in his nation to gain
The U.S. military has sent special operations troops to train
Mauritania's army, most recently in June as part of an anti-terror
campaign in Africa.
After the coup was announced, most shops and offices remained
closed, but hundreds of people celebrated in the capital of
Nouakchott, saluting soldiers guarding the presidential palace,
clapping and singing slogans in Arabic against Taya.
``It's the end of a long period of oppression and injustice,'' said Fidi
Kane, a civil servant. ``We are very delighted with this change of
African leaders, however, condemned the power grab, saying the days
of autocracy and military rule must give way to democracy across the
``As far as we are concerned, the days of tolerating military
governance in our sub-region or anywhere are long gone,'' said Femi
Fani-Kayode, a spokesman for Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
``We believe in democracy and we insist on democracy.''
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan also condemned ``any attempt to
change the government of any country unconstitutionally,'' according
to a statement.
The group of Mauritanian army officers, which identified itself as the
Military Council for Justice and Democracy, announced the coup in a
statement to the state-run news agency.
``The armed forces have unanimously decided to put an end to the
totalitarian practices of the deposed regime under which our people
have suffered much over the last several years,'' the statement said.
The junta said it would exercise power for up to two years to allow
time to put in place ``open and transparent'' democratic institutions.
Cabinet ministers and army officials either could not be reached or
refused to comment on the coup. No private broadcasters are allowed
to operate in the tightly controlled nation of 3 million people.
(clipped from F.R. thread. )
Thanks nw for the historical notes/info/and your opinion.
Al-Qaeda in the United Arab Emirates and Oman Issues Ultimatum to the U.A.E. to Remove Jews and Christians from the Country within Ten Days
The Brigades of the Martyr Abdullah Azzam Announces the Martyrdom of Its Leader
Ansar al-Sunnah Announces the Capture of an American Marine and the Murder of Eight Others in Haditha, and Claims Responsibility for Attacks in Mosul
warning the rulers of the United Arab Emirates to remove the Jews and Christians from the country and dismantle all crusader military installations within ten days, or they will bear the fires of mujahideen which will be opened in your faces and homes, even your bedrooms.
Hmmm, interesting timing... and visualization.
INTELLIGENCE.org.il: "IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH AS INSTIGATORS OF TERRORISM: Iran's Growing Involvement, through Hezbollah, in Palestinian Terrorism in Israel and in the Palestinian Authority Administered Territories in the Course of 2004" (Note: "Based on a report by the Israel Security Agency on Palestinian terrorist activities in 2004") (January 12, 2005)
"fayrouz.blogspot.com/2004_09_01_fayrouz_archive.html#109415983198622045" - "IRAN AND AL-ZARQAWI" - "posted by Fayrouz 9/2/2004" (ARTICLE - TRANSLATION - SNIPPET: "A former corps chief said Abu-Mosaab Al-Zarqawi escaped to Turkey last year, after being in Iran and entered Iraq more than a year ago. He confirmed to the newspaper that a meeting was held last June between Al-Zarqawi and a Lebanese fugitive, Emad Mughania, at one of Al-Quds corps centers in Kermanshah providence in western Iran. The source said Mughania played an influential role in forming the Al-Mahdi Army. Al-Mahdi Army belongs to the strict Shia religious cleric, Muqtada Al-Sadr, and trains its members in camps inside Iran. He also mentioned the entrance of Shia fighters from Lebanon to Iraq dressed as religious studies students. These fighters then join Al-Madi Army under the supervision of Emad Mughania. Mughania underwent a cosmetic surgery recently in a sanitarium for the revolutionary guards in northern Iran to change his face. This is the 5th surgery for Mughania, who's been chased by Western and Arabic intelligence organizations for a number of years now. The source said Mughania kept his relationships with Aymen Al-Thawahiri, the number-two man in Al-Qaida organization despite the difficulty of contacting him lately. He added that Mughania submitted a report early this year to chief of the revolutionary guards intelligence after a visit to Iraq. The report outlined the importance of expanding a framework of collaboration between Al-Mahdi Army and Al-Zarqawi's group. Muqtada has lost his standing among the Iraqi shia, especially Al-Najaf, while gaining more supporters in the Sunni triangle.")
TREAS.GOV/OFFICES/ENFORCEMENT/OFAC/SDN/SDNLIST.TXT: "ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF SPECIALLY DESIGNATED NATIONALS AND BLOCKED PERSONS" (SNIPPET: "HIZBALLAH (a.k.a. PARTY OF GOD; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY JUSTICE ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. ORGANIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ON EARTH; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE; a.k.a. ORGANIZATION OF RIGHT AGAINST WRONG; a.k.a. ANSAR ALLAH; a.k.a. FOLLOWERS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMED) [SDT][FTO][SDGT]"
Further, the statement includes a warning for Muslims to stay away from the port of Jabal Ali, Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, and Dubai Investment Collective Center.
Not sounding good at all. Have we warned American and coalition partners about tentative danger at these locations?
I had a note on my personal calendar that yesterday was JustPiper's birthday. Hopefully if she is reading this, she will know she is thought of and we are wishing her well wherever she is and whatever she is doing!
Thanks to Calpernia for pointing to this thread:
Note: The followiing post is an exact quote:
The Web: Silencing jihadi Web sites
United Press International ^ | August 3, 2005 | Gene Koprowski
Posted on 08/03/2005 12:23:16 PM PDT by kerrywearsbotox
The online communications channel between al-Qaida's shadowy leaders and its terrorist operatives has been severely disrupted in recent weeks -- since the July 7, 2005, jihadi attacks on London -- apparently by British intelligence. Though the Internet is a recent and universal resource, legal and military experts told UPI's The Web there is ample precedent for a government, in time of war, to attempt to deny the enemy the ability to communicate. By Gene Koprowski
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
We've looked at potential significant dates it seems a million ways from Sunday. However, this linkage to the 'Days of Mourning' are justifiable to cause pause and review the potential threat once again. I am not convinced that AQ or other terror threats have nukes here. However, I am not a prophet either and until we see evidence otherwise, it is best for all to stay alert to our surroundings.
Well, I didn't know that.
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JustPiper.
Every day is a special day and your
birthday just makes it an EXTRA-SPECIAL
"Excuse me, are you a suicide-bomber?"
The Economist ^
Posted on 08/03/2005 12:10:02 PM PDT by Alex Marko
~~~~The water, the water~~~ <<<<<
Still foggy headed, but tried a google and I DARE you'all to change it to a better one. on page 2, i tried to read this and it crashed, all about terror and ships, the little i saw. (now i can't spot it, it was on page 2 and had a lot of ship info in it, before java crashed me.
Ruth, Any radio news there? Fox just had a quick blurb on about two US Marshals shot in Phoenix, perps car jacked a car with a small child inside.
Choppers up looking for them.
Jermaine Lindsay also bought Acetone Peroxide - also known as TATP or "Mother of Satan" - which was used in the London bombs.
How about 11/09? It's a Wednesday. 11/08 totals 19.... and on and on and on
That is why I suggested in post #17 that the lady should call the FBI and also let the FBI know that the officer made contact with the subject, so the FBI can talk to the officer, too.
And an excellent suggestion it was.
Yes, he's got some 'splainin to do!
No cruise for me either, LOL.
A little more on that car jacking and shooting of the two US Marshals.
Two year old in the car, white 2002 Mazda.
Have missed you. Hope you are okay! Heard talk that you just had a Birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JP!!
Alrighty justice is now served. Martha Stewart rode her offroad jeep too far from the house and they have extended her home confinement another 3 weeks.
BUT UJaama gots off with probation. All is well in the world. /sarc
Plenty of historical significance here to be extra vigilant on 8/6.
I thought it was interesting that this period managed to time itself with
everything else that has been discussed recently. It would seem to me
that a hit against America, American Jews (NYC), or the state of Israel
during this time period would fit well into several symbolic
I agree, good thinking on your part.
I sure hope so!
Thanks for the heads up MamaDearest.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday JP, we miss you. :)
I second that MD.
Happy Birthday JP.
Hoping to see you back here soon.
... here's an FYI:
ATF's National Response Team Activated to Austin, TX Apartment Fires
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3 -- The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with ATF Special Agents from the Austin Field Office have been activated to assist the Austin Fire Department in the investigation of two fires at the Austin Parke Apartments and the Chevy Chase Apartments.
Donnie Carter, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of ATF in Houston, Texas, said, "Damage to the apartments is estimated at approximately 2.5 million dollars. The ATF is assisting the Austin Fire Department in this joint investigation."
In 1978, ATF developed the NRT to assist federal, state, and local investigators in meeting the challenges faced at the scenes of significant arson and explosives incidents. The NRT consists of four teams organized geographically to cover the United States. Each team can respond within 24 hours to assist state and local law enforcement/fire service personnel in onsite investigations.
In addition to investigating hundreds of large fire scenes, the NRT has also been activated to scenes such as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing and the 9/11 Pentagon crash site, as well as explosions at explosives and ammunition manufacturing plants, legal fireworks factories and illegal explosive device manufacturing operations.
The teams are each composed of veteran special agents who have post blast and fire origin-and-cause expertise; forensic chemists; explosives enforcement officers; fire protection engineers; accelerant detection canines; explosives detection canines; and intelligence support, computer forensic support and audit support. The teams work alongside state and local officers in reconstructing the scene, identifying the seat of the blast or origin of the fire, conducting interviews, and sifting through debris to obtain evidence related to the bombing/arson.
Further complementing the team's efforts are technical, legal, and intelligence advisors. Moreover, a fleet of fully equipped response vehicles strategically located throughout the United States is available to provide logistical support.
The NRT will be on the scene of the fires beginning Thursday morning, August 4, 2005. This will be the NRT's 600th activation since the inception of the NRT in 1978.
We have looked at lots of dates, and most have come and gone with no fan-fair... I suppose there is good reason to conclude that the following will as well.
However, it does appear very many things are aligned for the 6th... and perhaps, beyond. The fact that such a significant Jewish faith period is upcoming certainly makes it worth reevaluating to some degree. Many on here, and elsewhere, have believed a hit against Jewish interests is long overdue.
It is hard to overlook such significant dates coming up... the 10yr anniversaries always get a lot of press, but this is the first time we have had one during this new war. al Qaida has always 'claimed' that their war is one of desperation... we said the same thing about using the bomb in Japan. It was a way to end it.
I agree. We should be more vigilant.
That is interesting.
I learn something new everyday.
We only get pre-recorded local news, so won't hear this till tomorrow.
Phoenix, looses a lot of people in car jacking, a friends grandson was killed that way about ten years a go.
A super young man.....gone.
When he was about 13, he visited here, on Christmas Day, he came with his brothers to bring me a wonderful Christmas Dinner.
The others went out to hike the hills, not Terry, he felt that I should have company with my dinner, when it was over,
he had asked more questions, than I knew the answers to.
Note: The following post is an exact quote:
Indonesia: Mystery surrounds terrorist funding
AKI ^ | 2005 Aug 2
Posted on 08/03/2005 12:37:17 AM PDT by Wiz
Jakarta, 2 August (AKI) - A man accused of co-ordinating the 2004 bombings of the Australian embassy in Jakarta in which nine people were killed claims that Osama bin Laden provided the money for the explosives, but while not ruling out this possibility a Jakarta-based security expert has urged more caution in what he says are crucial investigations in determining who is financing terrorism in the region. According to a report in the daily The Australian on Monday, Iwan Dharmawan, also known as Rois, shortly after his arrest las Novemeber told Indonesian authorities that he received 10,000 Australian dollars from a courier sent by Bin Laden.
I can't exclude that al-Qaeda financed the [9 September 2004] Australian embassy bombings, but I surely can't affirm it. The matter is still open, " security expert Ken Conboy, who is the author of the book "The Second Front: Inside Asia's Most Dangerous Terrorist Network", which focus on Jemaah Islamiyah - the radical islamic group fighting for the establishment of an Islamic state in South East Asia - told Adnkronos International (AKI).
Rois says he learnt that Bin Laden had provided the money from Azahari bin Husin, a Malay suspect beleived to be behind all the major terrorist attacks carried out Indonesia in recent years. Azahari bin Husin and his assistant, Noordin Mohammed Top, are still on the run.
Finding the sponsors of terror is crucial if we are to lower the intensity of the security threat against Jakarta, Conboy told AKI.
Until 2003 it was quite clear that the money came from Pakistan, but that channel has been blocked. Nobody can now say for sure who finances terrorism in Indonesia. Rois' statement is just a supposition among others, Conboy said.
(Excerpt) Read more at adnki.com ...
Note: The following text is an exact quote:
August 03, 2005
Alleged jihadist mastermind caught in Philippines
"Alleged Terror Bomber Captured in Southern Philippines," from Arab News, with thanks to Eschwapp:
ZAMBOANGA CITY, 3 August 2005 Security forces stormed an Abu Sayyaf hideout and captured a wanted militant leader tagged as the brains behind a series of bombings in the southern Philippines, officials have said. Troops shot and wounded Alex Kahal, alias Alex Alvarez, after a brief firefight late Sunday in the village of Recodo.
His capture is a big blow to the Abu Sayyaf. We will not allow terror to reign, the commander of the armys 1st Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Gabriel Habacon, told the Arab News.
Posted at August 3, 2005 04:45 PM
Yeslam Binladin was going to start a perfume
He went ahead with his plans, i saw something, somewhere on it the other day and didn't bother to read it.
as I recall the headline said now is a good time to release the 'osama' perfume, it is expected to be a big hit.
On the radio news broadcasts in the past week, I have heard
of arson fires in up to 5 'apartment complexes' that are being considered as arson.
In the San Francisco, Denver and Las Vegas areas.
Las Vegas also had 5 brush fires, that were arson, said to be in 5 acre to 160 acre size, before controlled.
A couple months ago, we have about 5 arson fires here in our trees and brush. Mohave County, Arizona.
No way can I out google you!
Suspect in custody
Amber Alert cancelled after baby is found safe; suspect apparently has self-inflicted gunshot wound
Oh thank goodness!
With Martha Stewart on ankle GPS, we are all SAFE for another 3 weeks.
a lot of suspicious activity going on, granny.
Hope all is well and your birthday is a joyous one.
Hairs standing up on the back of the ole neck.