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Threat Matrix: August 2008
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Posted on 08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT by nwctwx

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Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority

Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue.

The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills acquired in Iraq and Afghanistan within a defense community heavily skewed in favor of expensive conventional and strategic modernization programs. Read More


Threat Matrix:
August 2008
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http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50783

“Rice Urges Ceasefire, Diplomatic Solution in Georgia”

By John J. Kruzel
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2008


401 posted on 08/12/2008 5:15:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50780

Troops in Iraq Catch 23 Suspects, Seize Weapons Caches

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2008 – Coalition and Iraqi forces detained 23 suspects and seized weapons caches in Iraq over the past two days, military officials said.

During operations today:

— Coalition forces in the Adhamiyah section of Baghdad detained four suspects, including a wanted man who is an alleged associate of an Iranian-backed group known as Kataib Hezbollah. The wanted suspect is believed to be responsible for smuggling weapons and fighters across the Iraq-Iran border, military officials said.

— In a separate operation in Adhamiyah, coalition troops caught a man who military officials believe is linked to makeshift missile attacks. At the target site, forces detained two other suspects and uncovered weapons and materials possibly used for assembling homemade missiles.

— Troops detained three men in the northern belt around Baghdad for their suspected ties to al-Qaida in Iraq and a bombing cell in the area. The cell is known to operate in Tarmiyah and attack Iraqi civilians.

— In a third Adhamiyah operation, troops captured two suspects, including a suspected propaganda expert for Kataib Hezbollah. During on-scene questioning, the man admitted to designing Web sites for the Iranian-backed group to publicize their missile attacks on Iraqi and coalition forces, military officials said.

— Coalition forces detained two suspected terrorists in Abu Ghraib, about 12 miles west of Baghdad, for their alleged membership in a car-bombing cell that operates as far west as Fallujah, military officials said.

— Coalition forces in Mosul detained a suspected associate of al-Qaida in Iraq’s financial infrastructure. Information from a July operation led troops to the suspect, who military officials believe has ties to al-Qaida in Iraq senior leaders.

— Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers detained a suspected Iranian-backed “special groups” cell leader in the Rashid district of Baghdad. He is suspected of conducting roadside-bomb attacks against coalition forces, military officials said.

— U.S. Army soldiers seized a weapons cache northwest of the Iraqi capital that contained a 130 mm projectile, an 82 mm mortar and a 1.5 pound block of chemical explosive.

In Iraq yesterday:

— Coalition forces detained six suspected terrorists in Mosul while targeting a terrorist cell reportedly planning to poison Iraqi citizens and the security forces protecting them. The group is believed to be linked to a bombing network that operates in the Tigris River Valley, military officials said.

— Troops detained a suspected special groups member who last week infiltrated the Iraqi police in eastern Baghdad. The suspect is accused of using a police vehicle to transport homemade explosives, conduct kidnappings, and disseminate information about Iraqi police and U.S. military operations to group members in the Iraqi capital, military official said.

— Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers and Iraqi National Police discovered a weapons cache in Baghdad’s Rashid district. Acting on a tip from an Iraqi citizen, the soldiers seized a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher, two RPG rounds, a machine gun and ammunition.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)


402 posted on 08/12/2008 5:16:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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Unconfirmed *** UNCONFIRMED *** Unconfirmed

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http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2008/08/al_qaedas_commander.php

Al Qaeda’s commander in Afghanistan rumored killed in Pakistan
By BILL ROGGIO
August 12, 2008 9:01 AM


403 posted on 08/12/2008 5:18:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2060881/posts

“Iraq suicide bomber a man in woman’s garb”
latimes.com ^ | August 12, 2008 | Tina Susman
Posted on August 12, 2008 5:44:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

BAGHDAD


404 posted on 08/12/2008 5:49:33 PM PDT by Cindy
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ADDING to post no. 397:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2055031/posts?page=397#397

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Thanks to Piasa for the ping to this timeline in posts #12-18:

stepping back in time...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1739443/posts?page=12#12
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405 posted on 08/12/2008 11:22:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2060997/posts

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http://www.naharnet.com

Live Coverage

2 posted on August 12, 2008 11:54:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3581798,00.html

“Bomb in northern Lebanese city kills 10

Roadside bomb explodes near bus carrying civilians, soldiers in Tripoli, which has witnessed fierce sectarian clashes in past weeks”
Associated Press
Latest Update: 08.13.08, 09:45 / Israel News

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “A bomb exploded near a bus carrying civilians and members of the military in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli early Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding others, security officials said.

The officials said the bomb was planted on the side of a road and went off when the bus passed by, causing the casualties. They said the explosion happened as the streets were filled with people heading to work, which contributed to the many injuries.”

4 posted on August 13, 2008 12:12:42 AM PDT by Cindy


406 posted on 08/13/2008 12:20:58 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2060864/posts

“Paris Anti-Semitic T-Shirt Probe”
BBC News ^ | August 12, 2008 | Ed Horton
Posted on August 12, 2008 5:17:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “They were reproduced from Nazi signs from 1940 that targeted the Jewish community in the Polish town of Lodz.

Some 95% of more than 200,000 Jewish people there would die in concentration camps during World War II.”

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2060864/posts

“Paris Anti-Semitic T-Shirt Probe”
BBC News ^ | August 12, 2008 | Ed Horton
Posted on August 12, 2008 5:17:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “French prosecutors have opened an investigation after T-shirts carrying anti-Semitic slogans were seen on sale in a shop in Paris.

The tops carried slogans in German and Polish that translate as “Jews forbidden from entering the park”.”


407 posted on 08/13/2008 12:45:15 AM PDT by Cindy
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Sorry, releated link...adding to post no. 407:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2061006/posts

“Offensive Jewish T-shirts seen on sale in Paris”
Expatica.com ^ | 12 August 2008 | staff
Posted on August 13, 2008 12:09:45 AM PDT by Cincinna

PARIS -

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “An AFP reporter found five of the grey, sleeveless woollen tops - labelled with the brand “Introfancy IF” - on sale early Tuesday, but when he returned shortly afterwards they had been withdrawn.”


408 posted on 08/13/2008 12:47:41 AM PDT by Cindy
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409 posted on 08/13/2008 12:47:56 AM PDT by Cindy
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US CERT.gov
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http://ddanchev.blogspot.com/2008/08/russia-vs-georgia-cyber-attack.html

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2008
“The Russia vs Georgia Cyber Attack”
Posted by Dancho Danchev

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http://www.onenewsnow.com/Business/Default.aspx?id=210382

“OneNewsNow.com recovers from weekend hacking”
Allie Martin - OneNewsNow - 8/12/2008 8:30:00 AM

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “An investigation is under way into the weekend hacking of the OneNewsNow.com website.

The attacks took place at two different times this weekend, making the website temporarily unavailable. It is believed the attacks originated outside the United States and involved more than 4,000 other websites.

OneNewsNow.com, as well as other sites such as Voice of the Martyrs, has carried numerous stories of Christian persecution in China, as that country hosts the Olympic Games. David Smith is in the IT department for OneNewsNow and says no user information was compromised in the attack.”


410 posted on 08/13/2008 1:27:45 AM PDT by Cindy
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PERSECUTION.ORG
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http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2008/s08080074.htm

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

“Elderly Christian Couple in Iran Die From Injuries Sustained by Police”

By Michael Ireland
Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “IRAN (ANS) — A 62-year-old church leader and his wife have died as a result of injuries sustained from a police raid on their home in Isfehan, Iran.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), citing the Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN), says Abbas Amiri died in hospital on July 30, 2008, in Isfehan, Iran.

Mr Amiri was one of a number of church members who was physically assaulted by police officers who raided his home in Malek Shahr on July 27, 2008 during a Sunday gathering of the house church.

CSW is also saddened to confirm that Mr Amiri’s wife, Mrs Sakineh Rahnama, died on August 3, 2008 in Masjid-Soleiman, from the injuries and emotional stress she suffered during the police raid and the loss of her husband.

The human rights group says 2008 has seen a serious increase in the number of detentions and physical mistreatment of non-Muslims in Iran. Two church leaders who were arrested in Shiraz in May 2008 are still being kept in poor conditions, with no charges brought against them.

CSW continues to be deeply concerned over the deteriorating religious freedom situation in the country.

Mervyn Thomas, Chief Executive of CSW, said “It is devastating that gross human rights abuses continue unabated in Iran without the appropriate scrutiny and condemnation from the international community. At a time when the world’s attention on Iran is focused on her nuclear ambitions, the suffering of religious minorities goes largely unnoticed.”


411 posted on 08/13/2008 1:37:57 AM PDT by Cindy
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WAY TO GO TROOPS! I’m so proud of you all. -Cindy

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I saw this the other day, but the media just isn’t covering it — so I will. It’s public information.

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=12134

No. 681-08
August 11, 2008
“DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July 2008”

SNIPPET: “·Active Duty Recruiting.

· July Monthly. All Services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of July (below) and for fiscal 2008 to date.”

SNIPPET: ·Reserve Forces Recruiting.

July Monthly. All six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for July 2008.”


412 posted on 08/13/2008 1:58:55 AM PDT by Cindy
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BLOG:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2008/08/bombing_on_pakistani.php

“Bombing on Pakistani Air Force bus kills 13 in Peshawar”
By BILL ROGGIOAugust 12, 2008 5:48 PM

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The Taliban have taken credit for a deadly bus bombing on a Pakistani Air Force bus in Peshawar. Thirteen Pakistanis, including ten security officials, were killed and more than a dozen were wounded after a bomb was detonated as the bus drove over a bridge in the provincial capital of Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province.

The Taliban immediately took credit for the attack.”


413 posted on 08/13/2008 2:07:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/nigeria
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/youths

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http://allafrica.com/stories/200808110940.html

“Nigeria: Mob Kills 50-Year-Old Man for ‘Blasphemy’”

Daily Trust (Abuja)
11 August 2008
Posted to the web 11 August 2008
Yusha’u A. Ibrahim
Kano

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “A 50-year-old Muslim man, who allegedly made a blasphemous statement against Prophet Muhammad, was beaten to death in Kano on Saturday.

The man was killed at Sheka Aci Lafiya quarters when some angry Muslim youths besieged his house and beat him to a state of coma.

He died shortly after a team of police and Hisbah officials rescued him from the mob, the police said. The man died as he was being rushed to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.

Witnesses told Daily Trust that the man, though a Muslim, made a statement residents considered as blasphemous against the Holy Prophet after his relatives denied him his share of the estate left by their deceased father.

He was beaten and left unconscious before the police intervened and dispersed the crowd.”


414 posted on 08/13/2008 2:49:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/193608.php

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http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC07.php?CID=414

“Assessing the Fight against al-Qaeda”

Featuring Ted Gistaro
August 12, 2008

SNIPPET: “On August 12, 2008, U.S. national intelligence officer (NIO) for transnational threats Ted Gistaro addressed The Washington Institute’s Special Policy Forum. Mr. Gistaro was appointed NIO in November 2006 after nearly two decades of service with the Central Intelligence Agency. The following is the prepared text of his remarks.
We assess that greatly increased worldwide counterterrorism efforts over the past five years have constrained the ability of al-Qaeda to attack the United States and our allies and have led terrorist groups to perceive the homeland in particular as a harder target to strike than on September 11. These security measures have helped disrupt known plots against the United States since September 11. That said, al-Qaeda remains the most serious terrorist threat to the United States, and we remain in the heightened threat environment we noted in the July 2007 National Intelligence Estimate.

• We are not aware of any specific, credible al-Qaeda plot to attack the U.S. homeland. But we do receive a steady stream of threat reporting from sources of varying creditability, which the U.S. intelligence community is investigating aggressively.

• As the election nears, we expect to see an uptick in such threat reporting — of varying credibility — regarding possible attacks.

• We also expect to see an increase in al-Qaeda’s propaganda efforts, especially around the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, which has often been a hook for such propaganda statements. In Osama bin Laden’s September 2007 address to the “American people,” he labeled the democratic system “a failure.” He claimed that there is no difference between Democratic or Republican candidates winning presidential or congressional elections so long as “big corporations” support candidates.

We assess that al-Qaeda’s intent to attack the U.S. homeland remains undiminished. Attack planning continues and we assess it remains focused on hitting prominent political, economic, and infrastructure targets designed to produce mass casualties, visually dramatic destruction, and significant economic and political aftershocks. • In his September 2007 statement, bin Laden said that American citizens cannot be considered “innocent” because they are complicit in their government’s policies. He called for Americans to convert to Islam, and warned that the solution “is to continue to escalate the killing and fighting against you.””


415 posted on 08/13/2008 3:12:13 AM PDT by Cindy
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RECAP and UPDATED:

FOX NEWS.com (AP): Tbilisi, Georgia - "GEORGIA SAYS TRUCE VIOLATED AS RUSSIAN TANKS ROLL IN, SEIZE BASE" (August 13, 2008)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE ASHES OF VICTORY" by Stephen Brown (August 13, 2008)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "BEHIND RUSSIA'S BLUSTER" by Vasko Kohlmayer (August 13, 2008)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "RICE URGES CEASEFIRE, DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION IN GEORGIA" by John J. Kruzel (August 12, 2008)

WHITEHOUSE.gov - News Release: "REMARKS BY SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE ON SITUATION IN GEORGIA" (August 12, 2008, 1:21 pm EDT)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "U.S. COMPLETES GEORGIAN TROOP REDEPLOYMENT; U.S. CONTINGENT REMAINS" by John J. Kruzel (August 12, 2008)

BBC NEWS: "RUSSIA 'ENDS GEORGIA OPERATION'" (Page last updated August 12, 2008, 17:19 UK)

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FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "RUSSIAN IMPERIALISM - It's Back" by Michael Radu (August 12, 2008)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "BUSH DENOUNCES RUSSIA'S 'BRUTAL ESCALATION' IN GEORGIA" by John J. Kruzel (August 11, 2008)

WHITEHOUSE.gov - News Release: "PRESIDENT BUSH DISCUSSES SITUATION IN GEORGIA" (August 11, 2008, 5:21 pm EDT)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "U.S. TO COMPLETE REDEPLOYMENT OF GEORGIAN FORCES FROM IRAQ" (August 11, 2008)

DDANCHEV - blog: "THE RUSSIA vs GEORGIA CYBER ATTACK" -Posted by Dancho Danchev (August 11, 2008)

THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "UPDATE: GEORGIAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITES UNDER DDoS & CYBER ATTACK" (August 11, 2008)

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FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "COLD WAR II" by Stephen Brown (August 11, 2008)

OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report - Europe - Georgia: "WARDEN MESSAGE: U.S. EMBASSY TBILISI AUTHORIZES FAMILY DEPARTURE" (August 9, 2008)

Travel.State.Gov - United States Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - Travel Warning: "GEORGIA"

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "BUSH CALLS FOR END OF HOSTILITIES IN SOUTH OSSETIA CONFLICT" by Gerry J. Gilmore (August 9, 2008)

WHITEHOUSE.gov - News Release: "PRESIDENT BUSH CONCERNED BY ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN GEORGIA" (August 9, 2008)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "PENTAGON, U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT MONITORING GEORGIAN SITUATION" by Gerry J. Gilmore (August 8, 2008)

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FOX NEWS.com: "U.S. CALLS FOR RUSSIA TO HALT ATTACKS AS FIGHTING IN BREAKAWAY GEORGIA PROVINCE ESCALATES" (August 8, 2008)

stepping back in time...WHITEHOUSE.gov - News Release: Tbilisi, Georgia - Freedom Square - "PRESIDENT ADDRESSES AND THANKS CITIZENS IN TBILISI, GEORGIA" (May 10, 2005)

416 posted on 08/13/2008 4:11:27 AM PDT by Cindy
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UPDATE:

Banner Only:

http://www.foxnews.com

“Breaking News >> Abkhazian Fighters Move Into Georgian Territory, Plant a Flag”


417 posted on 08/13/2008 4:13:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Squantos; Jet Jaguar
RECAP AND UPDATED:

DENVERPOST.com: "FBI JOINS HOTEL CYANIDE INQUIRY; VICTIM IDENTIFIED" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Hazardous materials teams from several jurisdictions, including the FBI, found a jar in the fourth-floor room where the victim was staying that held between a pint and a quart of an unknown substance. Investigators became concerned that they might be dealing with cyanide because the jar contained labeling that suggested it could be the deadly chemical, fire Lt. Philip Champagne said.") (August 13, 2008)
CBS4DENVER.com: Denver - "MAN DEAD, LARGE AMOUNT OF POSSIBLE CYANIDE FOUND" (August 12, 2008, 5:02 pm)

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418 posted on 08/13/2008 4:36:14 AM PDT by Cindy
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One of the FReepers on another thread posted this article so let's recap it here:

stepping back in time...

BBC NEWS: "'CYANIDE ATTACK' FOILED IN ITALY" (February 20, 2002, 16:15 GMT)

419 posted on 08/13/2008 4:39:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nqw43bMJxw
“STOP RUSSIA”
(Added August 13, 2008)

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420 posted on 08/13/2008 4:48:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21782&Itemid=21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20080812-09
Aug. 12, 2008

Tip leads IPs, U.S. Soldiers to railed rockets in Karadah
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – A tip led Iraqi Police officers and U.S. Soldiers to find and destroy two rockets on rails in the Karadah district of eastern Baghdad Aug. 12.

After confirming the location of the rockets, Iraqi Police officials secured the site and called in explosive ordnance disposal personnel.

Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery dispatched a patrol to clear the area around the rockets and an air weapons safely destroy the rocket. An AWT destroyed both rockets and rails using 30 mm munitions.

“Alert observation and sharing of information made this combined Iraqi Security Force and Coalition mission possible, probably saving innocent Iraqi citizens from certain death and destruction,” said Maj. Joey Sullinger, a spokesperson for 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division - Baghdad.

“This type of cooperation between Iraqi citizens and Iraqi Security Forces is needed now more than ever to keep criminals from harming innocent people and destabilizing Baghdad.”

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421 posted on 08/13/2008 4:58:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21785&Itemid=21

Press Release A080813b-281
August 13, 2008

Operations undermine networks known for attacking Iraqis (Baghdad)

BAGHDAD – An alleged al-Qaeda in Iraq leader in the Northern Belts around Baghdad is in Coalition custody, and four additional suspected terrorists were also captured Wednesday in Baghdad and Mosul.

Coalition forces captured a wanted man and a suspected associate during an operation in Baghdad. The wanted man is reportedly a longtime member of AQI and allegedly coordinates terrorist operations in the Northern Belt around Baghdad, which includes Tarmiyah. The network is known for attacking civilians and Iraqi security forces.

Coalition forces in Mosul detained three suspected terrorists while targeting AQI leaders and agents who facilitate the movement of foreign terrorists into Iraq to conduct attacks against Iraqis.

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422 posted on 08/13/2008 5:00:15 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21786&Itemid=21

Press Release A080813a-085
August 13, 2008

Kata’ib Hezbollah propaganda expert turns on brother; both detained

BAGHDAD – Coalition forces captured two suspected propaganda experts affiliated with Kata’ib Hezbollah during operations in the Mansour district of Baghdad Wednesday morning.

Acting on intelligence information, Coalition forces tracked down a suspected propaganda expert for Kata’ib Hezbollah. The individual is suspected of assisting the group with uploading videos of attacks against Iraqi and Coalition forces to websites.

Coalition forces entered what was assessed as the suspect’s residence. When the suspect identified himself to forces, his wife affirmed that he was the wanted individual. At the residence, forces found weapons and numerous pieces of computer equipment, including a laptop which had been most recently used to access a video sharing web site. This is how Coalition forces believe the propaganda videos are uploaded.

After questioning the suspect, he revealed the location of another propaganda expert wanted by Coalition forces, who happened to be the captured individual’s brother. The captured man showed Coalition forces to his brother’s house, which was in the same neighborhood. Forces moved in and detained that second suspect without incident.

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423 posted on 08/13/2008 5:02:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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Thank you for those links, Cindy.

The shock the gray-haired woman obviously exhibits -- is the same face earthquake survivors have when they emerge from rubble.

424 posted on 08/13/2008 5:03:12 AM PDT by Alia
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http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21764&Itemid=128

Press Release A080812a-084
August 12, 2008

Coalition forces catch nine Kata’ib Hezbollah suspects in Adhamiyah
BAGHDAD – Coalition forces captured nine suspects believed to be associated with Kata’ib Hezbollah during multiple operations in the Adhamiyah area of Baghdad Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Intelligence sources led Coalition forces to the location of a suspected Kata’ib Hezbollah associate believed to be in control of at least one terrorist cell operating in the southern Iraqi city of Basrah. According to information from suspects already in custody, he is believed to be involved in smuggling weapons and fighters across the Iraq-Iran border. Coalition forces approached the targeted individual’s location where he identified himself to forces as the wanted suspect. He was then detained along with three associates without incident.

In a separate operation in Adhamiyah, Coalition forces targeted the location of a man believed to be associated with improvised rocket assisted mortar attacks. Coalition forces entered the targeted individual’s location where they detained him and two associates. In addition, forces found weapons, as well as electronics equipment believed to be used in the manufacture of IRAMs.

In a third operation near Adhamiyah, Coalition forces pursued a suspected propaganda expert for Kata’ib Hezbollah. Coalition forces detained the wanted man and one other suspect without incident. During questioning on-scene, the man admitted to designing websites for Kata’ib Hezbollah in order for the group to publicize their IRAM attacks on Iraqi and Coalition forces.

While Kata’ib Hezbollah is not part of Special Groups, it is similar in that it’s reported they receive support from Iran in the way of funding, logistics, and weapons such as improvised rocket assisted mortars. They are also believed to receive guidance or direction from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Force.

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425 posted on 08/13/2008 5:05:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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Yes, she appears to be in fear and shock.


426 posted on 08/13/2008 5:06:05 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/georgia

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http://www.messenger.com.ge

http://www.messenger.com.ge/issues/1668_august_13_2008/1668_war.html

“Russian ‘Peace’ declared”
By Mikheil Svanidze
Wednesday, August 13

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http://www.messenger.com.ge/issues/1668_august_13_2008/1668_georgians.html

“Georgians Everywhere Defy Russia”
By Shorena Labadze
Wednesday, August 13

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http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/08/20080813.html

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 13, 2008

“President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia, Urges Russia to Cease Military Operations”

In Focus: Global Diplomacy
11:10 A.M. EDT

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http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50797

“Air Force Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Georgia”

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2008


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http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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ADDING to post no. 398:

http://osint.internet-haganah.com/archives/001414.html

August 13, 2008

“BEST NAME FOR A COMPANY INVOLVED IN THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM AWARD...

...goes to:”


428 posted on 08/13/2008 2:31:02 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001417.html

August 13, 2008
“UNITED STATES TO ISRAEL: DO IT WITH YOUR OWN KIT”

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http://israel.internet-haganah.com/archives/001416.html

August 13, 2008
“GREAT MOMENTS IN EGYPTIAN INTELLIGENCE”


429 posted on 08/13/2008 2:35:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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Re Georgia...ADDING 1 link to post no. 427:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2055031/posts?page=427#427

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2061024/posts?page=210#210


430 posted on 08/13/2008 2:57:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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www.memriiwmp.org/content/en/more_islamist_web_status.htm?param=IStatus

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http://www.memriiwmp.org/content/en/report.htm?report=2829

Islamist Forum Member Proposes Poisoning Water Systems of Major European Cities

No. 2021 - August 12, 2008

On August 9, 2008 a member of the Islamist forum Al-Boraq proposed poisoning the water systems of major European cities. The forum member began his message by reminding “monotheists [i.e. Muslims] who yearn to support the Prophet” that Ramadan is coming, and explained that poisoning the water systems of major European cities is just one of many options – some of them “more powerful and more damaging” – but that his posting is meant to “prompt the mind [to generate] innovative [ideas].”


431 posted on 08/13/2008 3:09:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://sudan.usembassy.gov/warden_messages.html
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/sudan

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www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum/
www.al-ekhlaas.net/forum/
hanein.info/

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http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2374371
TERRORISM FOCUS

“Jihadis React to Indictment of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir”
By Abdul Hameed Bakier

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Reacting to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) indictment of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, several jihadi internet forums discussed Sudan’s situation in response to a posting entitled “Goodbye Omar al-Bashir and Wake Up Sleeping Cells” (al-ekhlaas.net July, 20). Other assessments of Omar al-Bashir’s reign in Sudan were found at hanein.info (July 24).”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The jihadis believe Africa—the Sudan, in particular—is a familiar and fertile environment for al-Qaeda’s recruiting, training, and jihadist activities due to the wide, uncontrollable areas of Sudan and al-Qaeda’s previous presence there in the 1990s. If the coup they anticipate in Khartoum becomes reality, the jihadis expect al-Qaeda operatives to flock into Sudan and insert themselves into the Darfur conflict, to fight the “long term war against the Crusaders” urged by Bin Laden in 2006 (al-Jazeera, April 23, 2006).”


432 posted on 08/13/2008 3:31:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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RECAP and UPDATED:

JIHAD WATCH.org: "TAR HEEL JIHADIST PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER" (August 13, 2008)

HOT AIR.com - blog: "BLOGGING THE QUR'AN: SURA 9, 'REPENTANCE,' VERSES 14-28" by Robert Spencer (November 25, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "CHAPEL HILL JIHADIST APOLOGIZES" (SNIPPET: "HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) - The man accused of driving an SUV onto the UNC-Chapel Hill campus last year is apologizing. Mohamed Taheri-azar wrote a letter last month saying he regrets what he did. He's asking to be released from state custody so he can live a productive life in California.") (June 11, 2007)

HOT AIR.com: "VIDEO: UNC JIHADI SAYS 'DEATH TO ISRAEL' DURING COURT APPEARANCE" (March 5, 2007, 12:34 pm)

WRAL.com: Hillsborough: "UNC HIT-AND-RUN SUSPECT ORDERED TO DOROTHEA DIX FOR EVALUATION" (Note: Video Included.) (March 5, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "FITZGERALD: TAHERI-AZAR'S REDISCOVERY" (March 5, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "LETTERS FROM A JIHADIST" (May 12, 2006)

"www.dailytarheel.com/media/paper885/documents/nvtzn901.pdf"

"www.dailytarheel.com/media/paper885/documents/jzjo063s.pdf"

"www.dailytarheel.com/media/paper885/documents/sso4z6b1.pdf"

"www.dailytarheel.com/media/paper885/documents/1qpl8zv6.pdf"

"www.dailytarheel.com/media/paper885/documents/7g8n90x5.pdf"

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "KILLING FOR ALLAH" by Robert Spencer (March 29, 2006)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com (HERALD SUN): "A TERRORIST'S LETTER" (March 27, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "MAN CHARGED IN UNC ASSAULT CLAIMS QURAN SUPPORTS ATTACK" (March 15, 2006)

DANIEL PIPES.org - Weblog: "MORE ON THE NORTH CAROLINA JIHADI, MOHAMMED TAHERI-AZAR" (March 14, 2006)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "SUDDEN JIHAD SYNDROME" by Daniel Pipes (March 14, 2006)

ABClocal.go.com: Durham - "TAHERI-AZAR WRITES TO EYEWITNESS NEWS" (March 14, 2006)

"a.abclocal.go.com/three/wtvd/pdf/031406letter.pdf"

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "TARHEEL JIHAD" (March 8, 2006)

MICHELLE MALKIN - Weblog: "TAR HEEL TERRORIST: 'EYE FOR AN EYE'" (March 7, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "NORTH CAROLINA TARHEEL TERROR" (March 7, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (WRAL.com): "STUDENTS TO PROTEST UNC's RELUCTANCE TO LABEL PIT INCIDENT TERRORISM" (March 6, 2006)

HUMAN EVENTS Online.com: "RELIGIOUS TERRORISM STRIKES CHAPEL HILL" by Jillian Bandes (March 3, 2006)

DAILY TARHEEL.com: "JEEP CRASHES THROUGH THE PIT" (March 3, 2006)

DailyTarheel.com

433 posted on 08/13/2008 3:42:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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bttt


434 posted on 08/13/2008 3:57:01 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (So now Queen Pelosi really says 3/4 of the voters should go (BLEEP) themselves?)
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Thank you Unrepentant VN Vet.


435 posted on 08/13/2008 4:12:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50788

Bush Outlines Humanitarian, Diplomatic Intervention in Georgia

By John J. Kruzel
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2008 – The U.S. military will head humanitarian relief operations in Georgia, President Bush said today. A C-17 aircraft already has been deployed to deliver the first round of supplies.

“And in the days ahead, we will use U.S. aircraft as well as naval forces to deliver humanitarian and medical supplies,” Bush added during a White House news conference today following meetings with his national security team.

Bush called on Russia to honor its commitment to allow all forms of humanitarian assistance to enter and to ensure that all lines of communication and transport — seaports, airports, roads and airspace — remain open for the delivery of assistance and for civilian transit.

Meanwhile, the president is dispatching Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to France, where she is slated to meet with France’s President Nicholas Sarkozy, who, as current president of the European Union, is leading negotiations to broker a peace agreement.

Bush reiterated the United States’ support of the democratically elected government of Georgia, saying the U.S. insists that “the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia be respected.”

Bush expressed concerns that Russia is continuing attacks on Georgia despite a ceasefire pledge by Moscow. During today’s briefing, he laid out U.S. plans for humanitarian and diplomatic intervention in the former Soviet republic.

Reports detailing ongoing Russian aggression in Georgia contradict Russia’s claim that it has ceased military operations there, Bush said at the White House.

“Russia has also stated that it has halted military operations and agreed to a provisional cease-fire,” Bush said. “Unfortunately, we’re receiving reports of Russian actions that are inconsistent with these statements.

“We expect Russia to meet its commitment to cease all military activities in Georgia, and we expect all Russian forces who have entered Georgia in recent days to withdraw from that country,” he added.

According to reports, Bush said, Russian units have taken up positions on the east side of the city of Gori, which allows them to block the east-west highway, divide the country and threaten the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

Information further indicates that Russian forces have entered and taken positions in the port city of Poti, that armored vehicles are blocking access to the port, and that Russia is destroying Georgian vessels.

“We’re concerned about reports that Georgian citizens of all ethnic origins are not being protected,” Bush said. “All forces, including Russian forces, have an obligation to protect innocent civilians from attack.”
Echoing his previous remarks, Bush said Russia’s actions have damaged the country’s standing with the U.S., Europe and other nations, and raise serious questions about its intentions in Georgia and the region. He added that the U.S. and the world expect Russia to honor their commitment to refrain from deposing Georgia’s democratic government.

“To begin to repair the damage to its relations with the United States, Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must keep its word and act to end this crisis,” he said today.

Now in the sixth day of conflict, fighting that began last week in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia broadened to include Russian attacks on Abkhazia, another heavily separatist region, among other parts of the country.


436 posted on 08/13/2008 4:16:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50801

“Rice Calls Military Relief Mission in Georgia ‘Continuous, Robust’”

By John J. Kruzel
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2008

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http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50797

“Air Force Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Georgia”

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2008


437 posted on 08/13/2008 4:19:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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Coalition Forces Detain Seven Suspected Terrorists in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2008 – Coalition and Iraqi forces detained seven suspected terrorists and found weapons during recent operations in Iraq, military officials said.

In today’s operations:

— Coalition troops in Baghdad’s Mansour district captured two suspected propaganda experts. The individuals reportedly are brothers who work for the Kataib Hezbollah terrorist group, uploading video of the organization’s attacks to the World Wide Web. The troops confiscated weapons and computer equipment during the search.

— An alleged al-Qaida member and an associate were captured in Baghdad’s northern belt for their involvement in attacks on Iraqi security forces and local citizens.

— In Mosul, coalition forces detained three individuals for their alleged connection to an al-Qaida group responsible for transporting foreign terrorists into Iraq.

Yesterday in Baghdad’s Karadah district, coalition forces destroyed two rockets and firing systems found by Iraqi policemen patrolling the area.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)


438 posted on 08/13/2008 4:27:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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Enemy Fighters Killed, Girl Wounded in Afghanistan Operations

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2008 – Coalition and Afghan troops killed five enemy fighters, detained three suspected terrorists and treated a teenage girl injured by a militant grenade attack during recent operations in Afghanistan, military officials said.

The 14-year-old Afghan girl was seriously injured when a Taliban militant threw a grenade into her home yesterday in Oruzgan province’s Khas Oruzgan district. Coalition forces took the girl to a U.S. base, but later transported her to another facility for additional treatment. Her injuries include an amputated right thumb, partially amputated fingers, multiple shrapnel wounds and internal bleeding, officials said.

In other news, Afghan and coalition forces killed five enemy fighters after the militants attacked an Afghan security forces base yesterday in Helmand province’s Nahr Surkh district. The militants directed small-arms, rocket and mortar fire at the base. A coalition quick-reaction force repelled the attack with small-arms and aviation-weapons-team fire, officials said.

In Paktika province’s Orgun district Aug. 11, coalition and Afghan forces captured three suspected terrorists. The militants reportedly are couriers between foreign fighters and terrorist networks in the province, officials said.
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439 posted on 08/13/2008 4:28:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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PERSECUTION.ORG
http://www.persecution.org

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http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022201.php
(ZAWYA.com)

August 13, 2008

“Saudi man cuts daughter’s tongue, burns her to death”

SNIPPET: “Her crime? Converting to Christianity.”

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BLOG:

Note: Photo of injured victim included.

http://sheikyermami.com/2008/08/13/indonesian-interfaith-derailment-watch/

“Indonesian priest kidnapped, severely beaten”
Asia News IT
by Mathias Hariyadi

(August 13, 2008)


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I am not affiliated with either of these links, but fyi.

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https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=635780

“Church Security Solutions Conference”
Thursday, August 14, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Thanks to csvset for the ping to this article:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2060980/posts?page=21#21

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7557765.stm

Page last updated at 06:25 GMT, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:25 UK

“Pakistan militant leader killed”

“Haji Namdar’s critics called him a ‘religious terrorist’”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “A militant leader in the Khyber region of north-west Pakistan has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen.

Haji Namdar was killed when the attackers entered the headquarters of his Vice and Virtue Movement and shot at him, his spokesman said.
He said two suspects have been captured after the killing, but it is too early to say who could be behind the attack.”


442 posted on 08/13/2008 4:55:30 PM PDT by Cindy
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ICE arrests 57 illegal aliens employed by Asheville Department of Defense Contractor

ASHEVILLE, NC - Fifty-seven illegal aliens working at Mills Manufacturing Corporation (MMC) were arrested here this morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents.

The arrests were based on an ICE critical infrastructure investigation that revealed that the illegal aliens had used fraudulent social security numbers to obtain employment. The company, located at 22 Mills Place, has been fully cooperative and is not a target of the ICE investigation.

MMC is a Department of Defense contractor responsible for the manufacturing of parachutes for the U.S. military. Illegal aliens employed at sensitive facilities — such as military bases, nuclear plants, chemical plants, airports and Department of Defense contractors — pose a homeland security threat.

ICE doesn’t believe that those arrested today at MMC had any ill intent against the United States; however, their illegal status could have made them susceptible to blackmail by those with ill intent. Today, ICE has neutralized a potential vulnerability.

“Protecting the integrity of our nation’s critical infrastructure is among ICE’s highest priorities,” said Delburt Richburg, assistant special agent-in-charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Charlotte. “When individuals use fraudulent social security numbers to get jobs, they hide their true identity and history. We need to know who is working on our critical infrastructure sites.”

All of those arrested today were transferred to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office for immigration processing. All have been placed into removal proceedings for being in violation of U.S. immigration law.

At this point, no criminal charges have been presented against the illegal aliens; however, the investigation continues.

Those arrested today were interviewed by ICE agents to determine if they had medical, caregiver, or other humanitarian issues. ICE identified approximately 29 individuals who qualified for a humanitarian release. These individuals are still required to appear before a federal immigration judge who will ultimately determine whether or not they will be deported.

Among those arrested, were nationals of Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador and Honduras. ICE contacted local Consular officials, community groups and other to provide accurate information regarding today’s operation.

Family members wanting information regarding those arrested today may contact ICE by dialing 704-679-6140.

ICE’s worksite enforcement investigations are aimed at promoting national security and public safety, protecting critical infrastructure, and ensuring fair labor standards. As of July 2008, ICE has made more than 3,800 administrative arrests for immigration violations during worksite enforcement operations.

— ICE —


443 posted on 08/13/2008 5:01:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0808/080813washington.htm

ICE arrests 42 illegal aliens working at Dulles International Airport

WASHINGTON - This morning U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 42 men illegally present in the country at Dulles International Airport as part of a critical infrastructure protection (CIP) operation. ICE agents, with support of airport security agencies, arrested the illegal aliens just inside the airport grounds at a checkpoint established to verify the identity and immigration status of workers entering a service gate.

“It is crucial to ICE’s homeland security mission to know who enters sensitive areas like airports, military bases and power plants to ensure the integrity of these key assets,” said Mark X. McGraw, Special Agent in Charge of ICE’s Office of Investigations, Washington field office. “This operation illustrates ICE’s ongoing efforts in partnership with federal and local agencies to secure the critical infrastructure within the National Capital Region.”

ICE agents interviewed more than 200 individuals to verify their identities, immigration status, and eligibility for lawful employment in the U.S. Most of the individuals encountered worked on construction projects at the airport. Those detained are being interviewed, fingerprinted, photographed and entered into Department of Homeland Security databases at a local ICE office. Relatives and friends wishing to check on the custody status and detention location of those detained may call 1-866-341-3858, ICE’s toll-free, 24-hour hotline.

Interviews can often generate critical law enforcement information that may lead to future investigations. There is no indication that any of the aliens were involved in any terrorist activity.

ICE agents prioritize enforcement efforts by focusing on the sites related to critical infrastructure and national security. The goal of CIP operations is to reduce the vulnerabilities at these facilities and other key assets to prevent potential attacks. Critical infrastructure has been defined as systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so crucial to the United States that the damage or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economy, public health or safety, and/or any combination of those matters.

Unauthorized workers employed at sensitive facilities such as airports, nuclear power plants, chemical plants, military bases, defense facilities and seaports, may compromise the integrity of these key assets. In FY 2008, ICE agents have made more than 700 administrative arrests and 100 criminal arrests at critical infrastructure facilities.

Transportation Security Administration and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority supported this operation.

— ICE —


444 posted on 08/13/2008 5:01:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=88943

YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report
Warden Message: Riyadh Reports Non-specific Threat to Westerners
CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS
Middle East / N. Africa - Saudi Arabia
13 Aug 2008

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SAUDI ARABIA 2008 CRIME & SAFETY REPORT
U.S. Embassy Riyadh released the following Warden Message on August 13

The U.S. Embassy Riyadh has received information regarding an alleged, non-specific threat to Westerners in downtown Riyadh, KSA, possibly during the weekend of 14-17 August, 2008. We have no further details regarding this information at this time; however the Embassy recommends American citizens living in Saudi Arabia consider this information and take appropriate personal security precautions.

For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the State Department’s Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, including the Travel Warning for Saudi Arabia, and Travel Alerts can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S. and Canada or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. Holidays).

American citizens are reminded to keep their registration up-to-date. See https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/ for registration information.

To hear recordings of the most recent security information, you may call the Embassy in Riyadh at +966-1-488-3800 and press 6 for regional or worldwide security information or press 7 for “Travel Warning for Saudi Arabia”. You can also review earlier Warden Messages at http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/service/advisories-for-americans-in-ksa/warden-messages.html.


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http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_936.html

Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Wed Aug 13 2008 17:07:32 GMT-0700 (PDT).

YEMEN

August 13, 2008


446 posted on 08/13/2008 5:08:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_4203.html

Travel Alert

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Bureau of Consular Affairs
This information is current as of today, Wed Aug 13 2008 17:08:44 GMT-0700 (PDT).

Comoros

August 12, 2008


447 posted on 08/13/2008 5:09:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_4327.html

Travel Warning
United States Department of State
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August 12, 2008


448 posted on 08/13/2008 5:10:44 PM PDT by Cindy
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Glenn Beck interviews Georgia President Saakashvili - Video
YouTube ^ | August 13, 2008 | Glenn Beck/Saakashvili
Posted on August 14, 2008 12:54:45 AM PDT by calcowgirl

I’m not sure how Glenn Beck scored this interview, but it was worth watching.

Part 1 (8:34):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z478VRTWYk

Part 2 (9:01):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLH_8KDkTvk

Part 3 (3:47):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FmxqoDNQtI


450 posted on 08/14/2008 1:03:59 AM PDT by Cindy
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