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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - August 2006

Posted on 08/01/2006 9:51:52 PM PDT by nwctwx

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Syria Tells Troops to Be Ready for Battle
(Full Story)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has placed his military on full alert, citing "regional challenges", and vowed to continue supporting the "Palestinian and Lebanese resistance more than ever".

In a speech to mark the Syrian Army national day, Mr Assad said the volatile situation across the Middle East required "vigilance, preparation and readiness" and ordered all units of the armed forces to be on alert.

The comments were interpreted by Israel as a morale booster to the Syrian armed forces and not a call to battle. Israeli intelligence chiefs have assessed that Syria is not in the mood for an open war and is instead content to resupply Hezbollah guerillas in Lebanon.

Iranian Cleric Asks Muslims to Send Weapons to Hezbollah
Blair Says Syria, Iran Risk Confrontation

Iran and Syria Beat the Drums of War

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To: Godzilla

Israel Giving Up On UN Cease-Fire Deal

PM Olmert Tells Military To Launch A Wider Ground Action In Lebanon

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/11/world/main1884927.shtml?source=RSS&attr=World_1884927


901 posted on 08/11/2006 9:14:29 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: freeperfromnj
I was thinking the same thing.

And they were looking for targets in Montana. :-)

902 posted on 08/11/2006 9:15:30 AM PDT by JellyJam (Best headline ever: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: ladyjane

I've always felt that downing more planes isn't the "big plan" to top 9/11. They have far grander plans.


903 posted on 08/11/2006 9:17:27 AM PDT by JellyJam (Best headline ever: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: JellyJam
And they were looking for targets in Montana. :-)

Being a Montanan, they'd most likely would be the targets. That is hunting rifle in rear window country. LOL

904 posted on 08/11/2006 9:19:35 AM PDT by Godzilla (OK, who stopped payment on my reality check?)
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To: tmp02; Oorang; drymans wife; MamaDearest; nwctwx; Domestic Church; Rushmore Rocks; Labyrinthos; ...
Special Terrorism Summary 08/11/06
Israel At War

Godzilla Observations
Hang on, with the apparent GO for IDF, things will be happening pretty fast. Here's the latest.

Hezbollah
Hezbollah did not wait for the official UN Security Council announcement on a ceasefire and launched its own media campaign declaring it had 'won the war against Israel.' In the latest video aired on Al-Manar TV the terror group says it “defeated the invincible army” and “July-August 2006: Legend shattered.”

Red Light….Green Light
The Israel Defense Forces confirmed on Friday that the government has given the green light for army to widen its operations in southern Lebanon and to capture the territory south of the Litani River, officers confirm. If the word for the IDF to continue the offensive is true, this may become obsolete fast. But then the offensive has been on again and off again so many times that I will wait and see. However, it initially looks like it is a GO.

IDF Surprises
IDF officials admit that the biggest surprise of the ongoing war against Hizbullah is the ease by which terrorists have destroyed IDF tanks. At least 30 tanks have been totally destroyed or seriously damaged in bomb and anti-tank rocket attacks involving state-of-the-art Russian anti-tank rockets. About one-half of the military personnel killed in southern Lebanon were inside tanks.

Diplomatic Efforts Appearing to Stall
Once again, diplomatic efforts to stop the fighting appear to be coming unraveled. However, Olmert is so determined to get out from this war that he is even willing to allow Hezbollah to remain armed and negotiate the release of the captured IDF soldiers at a later date.

Hezbollah running out of supplies
"Many Hizbullah cells hiding in southern Lebanon are coming out, most likely because their food and water resources have been depleted. As a result, there are many clashes between them and IDF forces in all arenas," he said. According to the officer, IDF forces operating in the areas struck six Hizbullah cells in recent days. The IDF has done a good job at isolating the battlefield if this is the case. If Hezbollah cells have expended their supplies of food and water, it is unlikely that they are getting ammunition / rocket resupply either.

IDF Ground Offensive
This may become obsolete quickly if things get going again. The front has been relatively quiet with the exception of the area round Marjayoun. I suspect IDF is attempting to consolidate positions in preparation for a potential continuation of the attack. The most severe fighting continued around Marjayoun, an important hub just north of Israel's Galilee panhandle that juts into Lebanon.
Late reports yesterday (long after I posted the Special for that day) indicate that there are additional axis of attack that my other sources didn’t fully identify. These have been mostly confirmed from open sources and troop concentrations prior to the aborted ground campaign. Today’s map shows the approximate new positions base upon the additional information with Wednesday’s starting positions.
The first additional axis of advance is in the west with a push towards (and eventually along) the coast. It is currently stalled in the vicinity of Shama and Majdal Zun. It is still not clear as to the extent of IDF penetration northward from the border here. It is suspected that the goal of the advancement along the coast is to neutralize launching sites around Tyre. The grain of the terrain is east to west, so the quickest way would be to get to the coastal plains and move north rather than cross country.
A second major axis has occurred north of Bint Jubayl reaching the vicinity of Tibnin, about 14 km south of the Litani. This axis could have been the source of the report late yesterday that the IDF had pushed to about 12 kilometers (roughly 8 miles) into Lebanon – about 10 kilometers away from the Litani River.
Another axis of advancement that has been better confirmed is the westward one from the Kafr Kila area to Al Qantarah. This push could be used to secure crossing sites of the Litani and provide access to the plateau area in the vicinity of Zawtar ash Sharqiyat and eventually the town of Nabatiye – a source of short to medium ranged rockets.
There is another unspecified attack along the Saluqi Wadi, located just west of the depicted eastern (northern) sector. This Wadi runs north – south. I am evaluating if this is a real axis of advance or just westward push from established IDF positions.

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It appears that there are two main pincers, one pushing westward along the Litani, and one along the coast. However, the coastal one appears at the moment to be bogged down, so the central advance is carrying the day with a general westward advance from the east to capture Hezbollah in the southeastern area of Lebanon. IDF officials have also said they have government approval to attack farther north to deny other rocket launching areas.

IAF Activity
They’ve continued to attack select targets. Nothing beyond what has now become common.

Hezbollah Rockets
Hezbollah launched another barrage of more than 150 rockets yesterday. Rescue workers said seven people in the port of Haifa were injured by shrapnel.

905 posted on 08/11/2006 9:22:10 AM PDT by Godzilla (OK, who stopped payment on my reality check?)
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To: Godzilla

Nice rant.

One with which I agree.


906 posted on 08/11/2006 9:25:23 AM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Godzilla; nwctwx; Cindy; callmejoe; ladyjane; freeperfromnj; JellyJam; all4one; ...

Terrorists Had "Go" Order for Mission

The conspirators in the foiled terror plot to blow up jets heading to the U.S. from the U.K. reportedly had a "go" order.

The Guardian newspaper cites unidentified British government sources as saying they intercepted a coded message earlier this week, after the arrests of suspects in Pakistan. The message said "Do your attacks now."

A U.S. congressman, who also asked not to identified, said he has been told U.S. intelligence had intercepted terrorist chatter as well.
(snip)
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=19284


907 posted on 08/11/2006 9:26:21 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Godzilla
Meanwhile, 1 million Israelis have to spend another day in bunkers, when this should have been wrapped up two weeks ago.

This seems to get overlooked in the reporting.

908 posted on 08/11/2006 9:28:11 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Velveeta

Why would the message say "do your attacks now?"

Do they really think that wouldn't raise alarms?


909 posted on 08/11/2006 9:31:22 AM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

They probably didn't think the Brits could crack the code.


910 posted on 08/11/2006 9:43:34 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: nwctwx

Well, it was a coded message - so they must have thought it was coded enough to send.

It ticks me off that this info came out.
Now it will compromise that information pathway.


911 posted on 08/11/2006 9:43:55 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All; callmejoe

LATEST: Pakistan says signs of Afghanistan al-Qaida connection in air terror plot. More details soon
http://www.guardian.co.uk/

Interesting...


912 posted on 08/11/2006 9:49:29 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: JellyJam

More on the search in the U.S.:

Official says FBI pursuing plot leads

8/11/2006, 11:39 a.m. ET
By LARRY MARGASAK
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House counterterrorism official tried to reassure the public Friday that it's safe to fly even as she acknowledged that investigators continue to search for some of the terrorists accused of planning to blow up airliners over the Atlantic Ocean.

Frances Fragos Townsend, President Bush's homeland security adviser, did not rule out that some missing plotters may be in the United States......

http://www.nj.com/newsflash/washington/index.ssf?/base/politics-10/115529814499510.xml&storylist=washington


913 posted on 08/11/2006 9:50:57 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: tmp02; Oorang; drymans wife; MamaDearest; nwctwx; Domestic Church; Rushmore Rocks; Labyrinthos; ...
Special Terrorism Summary 08/11/06 Supplement #1
Israel At War

Best Guess of IDF Attack
Eastern / Northern Sector
Based upon the deployment depicted in today’s summary (#905), I would suspect that IDF will attack westward from Marjayoun to capture the high ground north of the Litani River. This will help secure river crossing sites and is more of a plateau, better for armor to operate in. Looking closely at the map, the east-west trend of the Litani River is in a steep sided valley with few crossing sites suitable for forcing northward. Capture of the north side will facilitate this and deny Hezbollah defensive positions. A major objective would be in the vicinity of Qa qa iyat al Jisr (See Central Sector below). An element may move more to the north after crossing the Litani towards An Nabatiyah – a major site of rocket launchings.

Central Sector
The assault in the central sector northward from Bint Juball is probably towards river crossing site just south of Qa qa iyat al Jisr. This is the only crossing site shown on the map. Forces from the eastern sector will continue to the west to secure lines of communication northward through Bint Juball and begin search and destroy operations in sector.

Western Sector
The western sector axis, as stated in the Summary, will try to break through to the coastal plains and move north to Tyre. They would likely bypass it to the east and proceed to the Litani, leaving a force to keep Hezbollah pinned down until follow-on forces can come in and deal with them. I have half a hunch that they may already be at the coast at Al Mansuri, site of earlier fighting this week. The coastal plain will support an armored push, so once they get there; it’ll be pedal to the metal. This will leave their right flank relatively open as I don’t see forces moving northward keeping up with the armor assault. Terrain texture is east to west with a similar road network. If IDF were to attack into this area, the forces would likely attack to the east from the coast toward the central sector forces who would be in a blocking position to prevent Hezbollah escape.

914 posted on 08/11/2006 9:53:01 AM PDT by Godzilla (OK, who stopped payment on my reality check?)
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To: Godzilla

Reports that the offensive is now underway... troops have orders to go tto the Litani.


915 posted on 08/11/2006 10:22:06 AM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx
Reports that the offensive is now underway... troops have orders to go to the Litani.

We'll see how good of a prognosticator I am...

916 posted on 08/11/2006 10:23:15 AM PDT by Godzilla (OK, who stopped payment on my reality check?)
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To: All
Three Middle Eastern Men Found With 1000 Cell Phones

Around 1:00am August 11th three men purchased cell phones from the Wal-Mart store on M-81 near the corner of M-24 in Caro. Wal-Mart places a limit on the number of cell phones that can be purchased at once, that number is three. The three men allegedly bought 80 by purchasing them three at time so that an alert wouldn't be triggered by the cash register. They also paid cash.

An alert clerk grew suspicious and called Tuscola County central dispatch. The Caro Police Department sent a unit and stopped the rented van on M-81 just east of Caro. The suspects were headed towards Bad Axe on M-81 where there is another Super Wal-Mart.

The three men were described as being of Pakistani descent but live in Texas. Police say the three, ages 19, 22, and 23 appear to be naturalized citizens. One man was driving while the other two were in the back opening the phone packages with box cutters throwing the phones in one box, batteries in another and the packaging and phone charger in another container. The suspects had 1000 other cell phones in the van. There was also a bag of receipts showing that someone was in Wisconsin the day before.

More...
917 posted on 08/11/2006 10:25:04 AM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

BREAKING on Fox:
40 Mid-Air Terror Plot Suspects Reported Arrested in Italy

918 posted on 08/11/2006 11:07:02 AM PDT by Godzilla (OK, who stopped payment on my reality check?)
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To: nwctwx; All

BREAKING - 40 terrorists arrested in Italy. May be a wider plot.


919 posted on 08/11/2006 11:07:02 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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920 posted on 08/11/2006 11:08:40 AM PDT by kimmie7 (Liberals embrace the sin......Christians embrace the sinner.)
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To: Godzilla

Well, I figured there would be more... good news, I guess.


921 posted on 08/11/2006 11:14:40 AM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: Godzilla
I watched that FOX analyst COL David Hunt yesterday make mention of the BEKKAH VALLEY (I'm sure I misspelled it) as a place where the IDF might stumble onto some of the WMD sent from Iran. Can you highlight this area on your map?

ALSO, remember several evolutions of TM maybe back as far as last year we were talking about the next wave of 911 type attacks on US soil and the concensus was that things would start rolling in Europe first then the UK and quickly spread to the U.S. Do you remember that whole sequence, Godzilla? Do you think this is what we are seeing NOW?

If the gound invasion does roll forward, what role will Syria and Iran play in an overt manner? Syria and Iran seemed to have mobilized some fairly ummmm assertive hardware and troops. If they jump in, to what extent will the more moderate nations like Egypt and Saudi also see this as a chance to exterminate Zionism and also pile on...even at the risk of jarring some close financial ties to the west?

922 posted on 08/11/2006 11:14:51 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Cindy; Velveeta; MamaDearest; freeperfromnj; JellyJam; Mossad1967; nwctwx; All
Three Middle Eastern Men Found With 1000 Cell Phones
923 posted on 08/11/2006 11:19:25 AM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: ExSoldier
I watched that FOX analyst COL David Hunt yesterday make mention of the BEKKAH VALLEY (I'm sure I misspelled it) as a place where the IDF might stumble onto some of the WMD sent from Iran. Can you highlight this area on your map?

The Bekkah valley is a considerable distance north of the map. I'll try to get a better figure over the next couple of days.

ALSO, remember several evolutions of TM maybe back as far as last year we were talking about the next wave of 911 type attacks on US soil and the concensus was that things would start rolling in Europe first then the UK and quickly spread to the U.S. Do you remember that whole sequence, Godzilla? Do you think this is what we are seeing NOW?

I remember the sequence. Europe is a terror nightmare because of the way moslems have immigrated into it. However, there have been persistent rumors of a BIG event, and I think that these are parts of it. May not match the sequence that was discussed, but the scope of this may now be getting bigger, especially if intel / evidence links others.

If the gound invasion does roll forward, what role will Syria and Iran play in an overt manner? Syria and Iran seemed to have mobilized some fairly ummmm assertive hardware and troops.

Unless they directly instigate something, they'll hide behind Hezbollah. Syria has out dated and poorly maintained equipment, they'd get creamed. Their only punch would be from FROG and SCUD equivalents. Iran has no way to reach Israel except via missiles. If they do something stupid, they would get seriously wacked by the US as an excuse to take out their nuclear program.

If they jump in, to what extent will the more moderate nations like Egypt and Saudi also see this as a chance to exterminate Zionism and also pile on...even at the risk of jarring some close financial ties to the west?

I doubt they would join in. This is a Shia - Sunni split and so far the arab world hasn't been too excited about supporting the Hezbollah/Iran axis because of the Mad One's secondary intentions of controlling the region.

924 posted on 08/11/2006 11:24:58 AM PDT by Godzilla (OK, who stopped payment on my reality check?)
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To: freeperfromnj

WOW, stunning info.


925 posted on 08/11/2006 11:38:53 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

This is so big. We are a prime target. They must have cells operating under the radar too.


926 posted on 08/11/2006 11:41:45 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Oorang

I have this vision in my head of these 3 guys taking turns going back in line to buy 3 phones at a time. ROFL.

"Hello cashier - me again. Nothing suspicious here...just buying 3 phones."

"Hello cashier - me again. Nothing suspicious here...just buying 3 phones."


927 posted on 08/11/2006 11:41:52 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
meant to say: they must have cells operating under the radar here too
928 posted on 08/11/2006 11:43:27 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: freeperfromnj; Oorang; Godzilla; nwctwx; All

Plane searched after arriving at Midway Airport

August 11, 2006 (CHICAGO) - Authorities in Chicago are searching a plane at Midway Airport in response to a request from federal Transportation Security Administration officials.(snip)

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4453087


929 posted on 08/11/2006 11:47:14 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Plane cleared

Southwest jet searched, cleared at Midway
http://www.dailyherald.com/story.asp?id=216095

(sorry, hard to keep up with all the breaking news)


930 posted on 08/11/2006 11:50:15 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
LOL! None too bright but certainly diligent.
931 posted on 08/11/2006 11:52:11 AM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: JellyJam
Can't say I'm surprised...

FBI Investigates American Connection to London Terror Plot

932 posted on 08/11/2006 11:56:23 AM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Godzilla

Big thank you for the summaries Godzilla. Israel/IDF needs to finish this fight now, not later.


933 posted on 08/11/2006 11:59:36 AM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Godzilla; All

40 Mid-Air Terror Plot Suspects Reported Arrested in Italy

Will be waiting to see more!

LIQUID TERROR: Training People To Act Like Subservient Slaves

Terrorists planned to mix liquids so why are they all being poured into airport bins?

http://infowars.net/articles/August2006/110806liquid.htm
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TERRORISM? SO MANY VOLUNTEERING FOR SUICIDE, FOR WHAT?

http://www.newswithviews.com/Seese/dorothy43.htm


934 posted on 08/11/2006 12:13:00 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Godzilla

NEW DELHI (AP) The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi is warning that foreign militants, possibly al-Qaida members, are planning attacks in India's major cities in coming days.


935 posted on 08/11/2006 12:13:46 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: freeperfromnj

count Indonesia in, they are also expecting attacks


936 posted on 08/11/2006 12:14:37 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JellyJam

LONDON (AP) The Bank of England has released the names of 19 people it says were arrested in connection with the alleged plot to blow up passenger jets.


937 posted on 08/11/2006 12:15:12 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: All

Italian news reports sound like these guys arrested were not connected to the plot uncovered yesterday. I will have to try to find more on this.


938 posted on 08/11/2006 12:22:08 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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To: nwctwx

London is still looking for 5?
And how many UNaccounted for Egyptian students are we down to?


939 posted on 08/11/2006 12:23:50 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Cindy

Welcome Cindy


940 posted on 08/11/2006 12:28:40 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper

And gee whiz... my in laws can't understand why I won't come visit them in Jakarta.....

good to see you JP!


941 posted on 08/11/2006 12:29:11 PM PDT by KylaStarr (Stay ready)
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To: Cindy

I could have lived there
~sigh

Wonder where they are?

~Come out, come out....


942 posted on 08/11/2006 12:29:28 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Velveeta
Perhaps TSA is catching on that they need to "profile".

Until TSA "gets real," they're part of the problem and not part of the solution. Sticking to my belief they ought to be modeling their security on El Al.

El Al Airlines

Snip: Security

At least six (formerly two) undercover agents accompany each international El Al flight, sitting amongst passengers whilst holstering firearms. All El Al pilots are former Israeli Air Force fighter pilots, and all El Al flight crew members are trained in hand to hand combat. In fact, most El Al employees have served in the Israel Defence Force (since national service is compulsory in Israel for most citizens).

El Al security procedures also require that all passengers be interviewed individually prior to boarding, allowing El Al staff to identify possible security threats. All passengers are classified on a basic 3 tier threat scale: Israelis and Jews are usually classified as the lowest threat, Westerners are usually classified as medium level threats, and Arabs (particularly males) are usually classified as high threat. In addition, all luggage must pass through a decompression chamber; this simulates pressures during flight which may be triggers for explosives [1]. El Al is the only airline in the world that passes all luggage through this special chamber.

The El Al fleet is also the only commercial airline fleet in the world to be equipped with anti-missile countermeasures.

As a result of the tight security, only one El Al plane has been successfully hijacked, in 1968 (see below for details).

Incidents and accidents

On July 27, 1955 an El Al Lockheed Constellation plane was shot down over Bulgaria. All the crew and passengers were killed.

On July 23, 1968, an El Al 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers was the target of the first Arab hijacking of an El Al plane. Three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) hijacked the plane which was enroute from Rome, Italy to Lydda, Israel and diverted it to Algiers. The negotiations extended over 40 days. Both the hijackers and the 21 Israeli hostages ultimately went free. This was the first and only successful hijacking of an El Al flight.

Israel claimed that the hijackers left from Beirut armed, and with the full consent of the Lebanese authorities. Henceforth, Israel held Lebanon accountable and subsequently retaliated on December 28 1968 when it raided Beirut, Lebanon's airport and destroyed 13 planes on the ground, most of which belonged to Middle East Airlines.

Passengers and crew foiled a hijacking attempt on an El Al plane in 1970. This was part of the Dawson's Field hijackings.

In the Hindawi Affair on 18 April 1986, a pregnant Irishwoman named Anne Murphy was about to board an El Al flight at London's Heathrow Airport when her bag was found to contain 3 pounds of plastic explosives. The explosives had been planted by her fiancé Nezar Hindawi who was to go on a separate flight. Hindawi was jailed for 45 years, the longest sentence ever delivered by a British court. Murphy, who had been duped, later gave birth to their daughter. There was evidence that Syrian officials were involved. Britain cut off diplomatic relations with Syria.

On October 4, 1992, El Al Flight 1862, a Boeing 747-200F cargo plane, crashed into the Groeneveen and Klein-Kluitberg flats in Bijlmermeer, a neighbourhood in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Three crew members, one passenger and 43 on the ground were killed.

On July 4, 2002, a gunman killed 2 Israelis at the ticket counter of El Al Airlines at LAX. Although the gunman was not linked to any terrorist group, the man (an Egyptian) was upset at US support for Israel, and therefore the incident seems to have been motivated by political disagreement. This led the FBI to classify this shooting as a terrorist act, one of the few on U.S. soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

On October 23, 2003, an El Al Boeing 767 flying from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles via Toronto was diverted to Mirabel International Airport and then on to Hamilton Airport, where RCMP tactical teams were ready. The diversion was the result of a "severe security threat", which was later clarified as a possible surface-to-air missile attack on the aircraft upon landing in Toronto.

On June 7, 2006, the Swiss Attorney General reported that seven North Africans were arrested in connection with a conspiracy to blow up an unspecified El Al flight the following day. At the time of the arrest, El Al's flights between Tel Aviv and London flew over the area where a ground-to-air missile was discovered.

943 posted on 08/11/2006 12:30:11 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Jim Noble
Minnesota, Chicago, Jersey, Maryland - almost like they were spreading out.

The question begs...why?!

944 posted on 08/11/2006 12:30:37 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Cindy; ExSoldier

I heard that the liquid bombs would have to be positioned just right for even if it blew a small hole in the fuselage, the plane would not explode and it would most likely take two to be placed startegically


945 posted on 08/11/2006 12:31:58 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Velveeta
13 raids shattered the peace of Muslim neighbourhoods (UK)

Aw..........


946 posted on 08/11/2006 12:33:36 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Cindy

Cake/perfume


947 posted on 08/11/2006 12:33:55 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Velveeta

I do know the unmoved Chertoff sure was very rattled yesterday


948 posted on 08/11/2006 12:35:02 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Godzilla
***Buckle up your seats, it appears that the IDF has been given another green light to continue its offensive.***

Indeed! Following your summaries and comments closely. We've stopped visits to the "big box" stores at this point. Crowded stores and throngs of people equal quality targets for bloodthirsty jihadis IMHO. If you must enter them (or malls), make sure you know where emergency exits are located.

949 posted on 08/11/2006 12:35:36 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Cindy

I felt yesterday all we had to do was gauge where the NG was called CA, Boston etc and that is where they expected attacks, BUT Chgo did not, Ill. did not, all we got was a missing Egyptian student arrested, tis why I believe it's all somehow connected


950 posted on 08/11/2006 12:38:43 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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