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THREAT MATRIX: 2010
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Posted on 02/09/2009 3:41:05 PM PST by Velveeta

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Cheney warns of new attacks

Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed.

In an interview Tuesday with Politico, Cheney unyieldingly defended the Bush administration’s support for the Guantanamo Bay prison and coercive interrogation of terrorism suspects.

And he asserted that President Obama will either backtrack on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the country at risk in ways more severe than most Americans — and, he charged, many members of Obama’s own team — understand.

“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said.



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201 posted on 03/09/2009 7:26:17 PM PDT by polymuser (Wake up, America!)
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To: Quix

Glad you’re making progress, prayers for a quick and complete recovery.

I do take Zicam as well as Airborne.

For now, hoping this wicked headache from all the coughing, will subside.


202 posted on 03/10/2009 7:39:41 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: polymuser

Good to know, thanks.


203 posted on 03/10/2009 7:40:26 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Guantanamo detainees say they planned Sept. 11: report

The five detainees at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp charged with plotting the September 11 attacks have filed a document expressing pride at their accomplishment and accepting responsibility for the deaths of nearly 3,000 people, The New York Times reported on Monday.

The document, which the newspaper said may be released publicly on Tuesday, describes the five men as the “9/11 Shura Council,” and says their actions were an offering to God, according to excerpts of the document read to a reporter by an unidentified government official, the report said.

“’To us,’ the official read, ‘they are not accusations. To us they are a badge of honor, which we carry with honor,’” the paper said......

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090310/us_nm/us_guantanamo_document;_ylt=AlWxhFzmVYJETOKxsh4o1OCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFhNHRqZWUwBHBvcwM4BHNlYwN5bl9tb3N0X3BvcHVsYXIEc2xrA2d1YW50YW5hbW9kZQ


204 posted on 03/10/2009 7:44:00 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Pentagon Transfers Al-Marri Into Custody of US Marshalls
March 10, 2009 9:12 AM

Suspected Al Qaeda sleeper agent Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri was transferred from Pentagon custody into that of the U.S Marshalls.

This morning Al-Marri was served with an arrest warrant this morning at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, SC. At 10 am this morning, he will make his first appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr in federal court in response to the two-count indictment charging al-Marri with providing material support to al-Qaeda and conspiring with others to do the same.

Arrested in Peoria, Ill., in December 2001, Al-Marri — a native of Qatar — has been held as an “enemy combatant” in solitary confinement in that Navy brig since June 2003. Until the end of February, no charges had been brought against him.....

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/03/pentagon-transf.html


205 posted on 03/10/2009 7:47:51 AM PDT by Velveeta
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Brooklyn: Muslim enters synagogue and starts proclaiming jihad

Brooklyn. New York. The United States.

“Violent Intruders Attack Brooklyn Synagogues,” by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz for Israel National News, March 10 (thanks to Baltimore):

(IsraelNN.com) For the second time in less than a week, a packed Brooklyn, New York, synagogue has been the target of threats of violence by intruders.
On Monday, according to Yeshiva World News, an Arab man in his mid-30s entered Boro Park’s ‘Sephardish Shul’ and began making proclamations of jihad. Members of a Jewish volunteer security organization, the Shomrim, apprehended the threatening individual. They held him until police officers arrived at the scene, arresting the suspect. Detectives spoke with the “Middle Eastern man” at a station house near the synagogue....

http://www.jihadwatch.org/


206 posted on 03/10/2009 7:50:02 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

Lord, God,

we command that Velveeta’s body, every cell and fiber would come into health and alignment with your health and wholeness, Lord. In your Name. So be it, in Jesus’ Name.

May all who Love you, Lord, walk in health and wholeness as we do our best to live by your Manual. IN Jesus’ Name.


207 posted on 03/10/2009 8:05:38 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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Report slams “crude” effort to fight Web militants
http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5292R520090310?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews


208 posted on 03/10/2009 8:12:51 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Dozens Dead In Suicide Attack On Iraqi Leaders

A suicide bomber struck tribal leaders touring a market in a Sunni area west of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing as many as 33 people in the second major attack in the capital area in two days.

The bombing was part of a spike of violence that comes as the U.S. military begins drawing down its forces.....

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101646968&ft=1&f=1001


209 posted on 03/10/2009 8:15:07 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Feds: Doctor’s Father an Arms Dealer (Arkansas)

A federal agent says a Russellville doctor accused of stockpiling fully automatic machine guns and grenades has a father who is an International Arms Dealer.

David Oliver, a special agent for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified at a bond hearing Tuesday in Federal Court at Little Rock for Dr. Randeep Mann. The doctor, who lives in the small town of London west of Russellville, is charged in Federal Court with possessing unregistered machine guns and illegally possessing military grenades that can be fired from a rifle-mounted launcher....
http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0309/602310.html


210 posted on 03/10/2009 8:19:07 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Narcotics traffickers threaten Mexico and U.S.

Largely invisible to most Americans, just to the south, the security situation is worsening as a result of an intense conflict between the Mexican government and domestic drug cartels — and even among the narco-gangs themselves.

Some observers have characterized the fighting in Mexico as a low-grade civil war. Worse yet, by many estimates, the violence is escalating — and getting increasingly grisly. For instance, in January, Mexican authorities arrested a man accused of dissolving as many as 300 bodies in bubbling vats of acid for a Tijuana-based drug lord, earning him the nightmarish nickname “El Pozolero,” after a local stew.

The same week, Mexican prosecutors reported three severed heads found in an ice box. A headless body was also discovered in a canal in Ciudad Juarez, a town known as Mexico’s deadliest — just over the border from El Paso, Texas. Last year, the drug war in Mexico consumed nearly 6,000 lives — double the number in 2007.....
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.2709/pub_detail.asp


211 posted on 03/10/2009 8:23:31 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Quix

Thank you, Quix.
I’m comforted by your prayers and smiling as a result.


212 posted on 03/10/2009 8:24:55 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Wife of Missing Florida Man Calls on Iran to Cooperate in Finding Husband

The wife of a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran in 2007 called on the Iranian government to cooperate in helping to find him Monday, on the second anniversary of his disappearance.

Christine Levinson also released a computer-enhanced photograph of what her husband, Robert Levinson, may look like now, and she asked anyone who has seen him to contact the family.....

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/09/wife-missing-florida-man-calls-iran-cooperate-finding-husband/


213 posted on 03/10/2009 8:32:50 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

FBI awaiting Kenya invitation to begin probe

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations is waiting for a formal invitation by the Kenya Government before it could start probing the killing of two human rights activists last week....
http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/544118/-/u348kc/-/


214 posted on 03/10/2009 8:36:24 AM PDT by Velveeta
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Guantanamo detainee Hambali is the mastermind of the Bali massacre and the attack against Christians

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14687


215 posted on 03/10/2009 8:54:27 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Federal Courts Have Just Surrendered in the War Against Radical Islam
http://www.aina.org/news/20090310081955.htm


216 posted on 03/10/2009 8:56:08 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.

MAY HE SNUGGLE YOU IN THE CROOK OF HIS ARM, CLOSE TO HIS CHEST WITH JOY ON HIS FACE AND TICKLE YOU WITH HIS BIG WHITE BEARD.


217 posted on 03/10/2009 8:57:33 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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Burying Counter-Terrorism Intelligence
http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=79E45109-A949-4CF9-BA5B-A3F535E25A67


218 posted on 03/10/2009 8:57:54 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

A Look Inside Joel Rosenberg’s ‘Revolution’
By Erick Stakelbeck
CBN News Terror Analyst
March 10, 2009

CBNNews.com - From its open support of terror groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, to its push for nuclear weapons and threats to wipe America and Israel off the map, Iran has become the undisputed champion of radical Islam.

Many believe that the West’s struggle with Iran and the forces of jihad began in 1979.

Click the player to watch the report from CBN News Terror Analyst Erick Stakelbeck.

It was the year of the Iranian revolution and the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan.

The results were the rise of the mullahs in Iran and the defeat of the Soviets — largely by radical Islamists, including Osama bin Laden.

He and his fellow “holy warriors” formed al Qaeda soon after. The group has continued to expand its reach ever since....

http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/555419.aspx


219 posted on 03/10/2009 8:59:26 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

Going to see if our Family Christian Bookstore has it when I go to lunch with pastor shortly.


220 posted on 03/10/2009 9:03:00 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Quix

Let me know if you find it!

And now, back to bed.


221 posted on 03/10/2009 9:07:27 AM PDT by Velveeta
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bttt


222 posted on 03/10/2009 12:00:31 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (Elections have consequences; So did a " train of abuses and usurpations".)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet; All

Nine Dead In Shooting Rampage

UPDATED: dothaneagle.com now confirms nine dead, including the shooter.

“A gunman who shot several people in Samson and possibly Geneva has been killed near Reliable Products outside Geneva. Geneva County District Attorney Kirke Adams said there are also at least four victims who were killed.

Samson Police Chief Gary Weeks said the suspect had been shot, but it is unclear whether it was self inflicted or whether he was shot by police.

A witness at Reliable said the shooter is dead in the parking lot.....
http://www.wkrg.com/crime/article/at_least_five_dead_in_shooting_rampage/24301/


223 posted on 03/10/2009 4:16:43 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree

Just an observation:

The President lays out his five pillars of investment and reform for education.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

“Five Pillars”
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22five+pillars%22


224 posted on 03/11/2009 7:38:15 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

This bunch in Washington is becoming soooooo predictable: Anything they can’t steal or eat, they just **** up.

...although I have to wonder what more they could do to the “Educational” system. Even the schools out here in Flyoverville are already screwed up as a football bat.


225 posted on 03/12/2009 5:27:28 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (Elections have consequences; So did a " train of abuses and usurpations".)
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To: Velveeta
Thanks much for posting that Velveeta, it should be posted to the main page of FR. Truly frightening times. Also of note is that even though the article is originally from National Review it has made it to a Assyrian news source.
226 posted on 03/12/2009 7:30:00 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: Velveeta; Cindy; Godzilla; LucyT; Rushmore Rocks; WestCoastGal; Unrepentant VN Vet
EXTREMIST WORKING AT HOLIDAY AIRPORT
Tuesday 12th March 2009

ONE of the extremists who spat hate-filled abuse at the soldiers is a baggage handler at a top Brit holiday airport. Jalal Ahmed was even allowed to continue in the high security job despite being investigated by police for taking suspicious photos of passenger planes. Ahmed, who loads Brits’ suitcases onto planes, apparently joked he was Osama bin Laden’s nephew. But he shocked colleagues at Menzies Aviation at Luton Airport – which supplies EasyJet with baggage handlers – by being snapped hurling abuse at Tuesday’s parade.

“When we had training to counter terrorist attacks and pictures of Osama Bin Laden came up he said: ‘That’s my uncle.’” Ahmed, from Luton, who is in his early 20s, was quizzed by cops after taking pictures of transatlantic passenger aircraft. He claimed he was interested in planes and no action was taken.

Excerpted

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/72594/Extremist-working-at-holiday-airport/

Libya frees 136 Islamists close to Qaeda
March 11, 2009

Libya has freed 136 members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an Islamist group close to Al-Qaeda, in the past two years, the Kadhafi Foundation headed by the son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi said on Wednesday.

"Since the start of the dialogue two years ago, 136 members of the group have been freed," said the foundation headed by Seif al-Islam Kadhafi. "Work is continuing to release another group among the 170 remaining members," it added.

Excerpted

http://www.france24.com/en/20090311-libya-frees-136-islamists-close-qaeda


227 posted on 03/12/2009 8:44:50 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: Unrepentant VN Vet

Ths schools here in Chicago are certainly NOT models to be followed either.


228 posted on 03/12/2009 12:31:35 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Oorang

“made it to a Assyrian news source”

Yep, they must be using the same keywords in their searches that we are.


229 posted on 03/12/2009 12:32:59 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Oorang

...and the hits just keep on coming.


230 posted on 03/12/2009 12:34:12 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Don’t forget to take a look at the TM keyword articles for important TM related material.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/tm/index?tab=articles


231 posted on 03/12/2009 12:39:28 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta; Cindy; Godzilla; LucyT; Rushmore Rocks; WestCoastGal; Unrepentant VN Vet
New terror video surfaces in Germany
Friday, March 13, 2009

A new video, in which two German Islamists call for suicide attacks in their country, has surfaced on the Internet, the government said on Thursday. The message shows two men clad in combat gear, identified as the brothers Mounir and Yassim C -- aged 27 and 24 -- from the western city of Bonn but of Moroccan origin, a government spokesman told AFP. According to the spokesman, the pair call for suicide attacks to be carried out on German soil, adding: "Opt for life after death ... there is no peace," confirming earlier reports in mass circulation daily Bild.

The men are believed to belong to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IBU) and the footage was probably filmed somewhere along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the spokesman said. Authorities have been aware of the video since the end of February and have confirmed its authenticity.

Excerpted

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20090087297&ch=3132009124000AM

Bulgaria State Security Tipped Off about Fundementalist Islam Threats
March 12, 2009

New signals about manifestations of radical Islam in 15 Bulgarian municipalities were submitted Thursday to the State Agency for National Security (DANS). The Islamic activities were uncovered by the independent Members of Parliament (MPs) Yane Yanev, and Dimitar Abazheiv. Yanev, who is the leader of the "Order, Law and Justice" party announced the news upon conclusion of his Thursday meeting with the DANS Director, Petko Sertov.

Yanev told Sertov that there are several channels funneling Saudi Arabian and Egyptian money in Bulgaria, slated to support Islamic fundamentalism under the form of illegal schools, extra-curricular activities, bribery of the local Muslim population and even to force Bulgarian Muslims to adhere to radical Islamic practices. Magazines glorifying the Muslim religion, including comments about the September 11 terrorists attacks in New York, were among the materials submitted by Yanev to DANS.

Excerpted

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=101908


232 posted on 03/13/2009 4:33:05 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Oorang

Thanks for the ping Oorang - It’s been way too quiet on the terror front.


233 posted on 03/13/2009 5:39:03 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: Oorang; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Godzilla; Cindy; All

Drudge_ReportAl-Jazeera broadcasts new bin Laden audio tape... http://tinyurl.com/c7xv8g7 minutes ago from web


234 posted on 03/14/2009 6:53:31 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: WestCoastGal

Thanks, just heard the news on FOX.


235 posted on 03/14/2009 6:58:02 AM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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bttt


236 posted on 03/14/2009 9:35:53 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (Elections have consequences; So did a " train of abuses and usurpations".)
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To: WestCoastGal

Thanks much WCGal.


237 posted on 03/14/2009 10:27:44 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: WestCoastGal; Rushmore Rocks; Unrepentant VN Vet; Oorang; Godzilla; StillProud2BeFree

Thanks, WCG.

From Laura Mansfield:

A new message from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was released this morning. The message takes the form of an audio tape played over a still image. The message is 33 minutes, 29 seconds, and includes English subtitles. Transcripts were released by As Sahab in both English and Arabic.

A copy can be downloaded from http://www.lauramansfield.com/UBLPalestine.rm


238 posted on 03/14/2009 12:52:26 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

bin Laden tape observation:

UBL references “Resolution 1701” in his latest diatribe.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 is a resolution that was intended to resolve the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.

It was unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council on 11 August 2006.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council_Resolution_1701

The 8/11 date gives me pause - so just head’s up.


239 posted on 03/14/2009 1:14:09 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks

Drudge_ReportLynne Cheney In Philly Hospital After Fainting... http://cbs3.com/topstories/...


240 posted on 03/16/2009 4:53:10 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: WestCoastGal

I just heard that. Prayers up for a wonderful, brilliant, talented lady.


241 posted on 03/16/2009 5:41:09 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: WestCoastGal; Rushmore Rocks

Indeed, prayers for Lynne Cheney. Hope she’s feeling better.


242 posted on 03/16/2009 6:55:48 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: WestCoastGal; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Cindy; Godzilla
Minister confirms (radioactive) drums theft (Botswana)
17 March, 2009

GABORONE - A man is helping the police with investigations concerning the stealing of 16 drums containing radioactive waste, says the Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Mrs Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi.

She explained that on October 10 last year, Poseidon Geophysics, a company contracted by CIC Energy, reported to the Department of Radiation Protection that 16 drums containing soil contaminated with Cesium -137 were stolen at the Mmamabula Coal Mine area. She added that the contaminated soil was dumped at the site. Minister Venson-Moitoi, who was answering a question in Parliament, went on to say that on January 15, the company reported that 15 drums had been found, but that one drum is still missing and efforts are still ongoing to locate it.

Excerpted

http://www.gov.bw/cgi-bin/news.cgi?d=20090317&i=Minister_confirms_drums_theft

Bulgarian Villages had Celebrated September 11 Attacks
17.03.2009

There had been celebrations of the September 11 terrorist attacks in some villages in the Bulgarian Rodopi mountain, MP Yane Yanev revealed late Monday, quoted by novinite.com. Yanev made this stunning revelation as he explained that at least 15 municipalities in the Rodopi mountain region are attempting to convert their citizens to radical Islam, through school teaching and other methods.

Earlier Monday it was announced that Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security had arrested the Mayor town of Garmen, Ahmed Bashev and a teacher of religion Murad Bushnak, over the promotion of radical Islamism, after a warning from Yanev. It was expected that the two will be charged for crimes against national and racial equality as well as against religious teachings. Days earlier Yane Yanev had accused Ahmed Bashev of spreading radical Islam in Bulgaria via funds by an Arabian foundation. In the village of Ribnovo a school director had forced all the teachers and students to wear non-secular clothes.

The Rodopi mountains are home to most of Bulgaria's Muslim minorities - including the Muslim Bulgarians, locally called Pomaks, that predominate in the western parts and a large concentration of Bulgarian Turks, particularly in the Eastern Rodopi. There had been longtime suspicions that ministers from Middle East countries had been spreading teachings of radical Islam in the region. Many of the locals find these teachings foreign and hostile, but the region's remote location may have let them root just out of the central administration's watch.

http://www.bgnewsnet.com/story.php?lang=en&sid=23861


243 posted on 03/17/2009 11:41:32 AM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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FUSION CENTERS Unifying Intelligence to Protect Americans
March 14, 2009

In Arizona, after determining the subjects of an international terrorism case were involved in local criminal activity, the case was referred to local law enforcement. In New Mexico, several individuals linked to FBI investigations-including an MS-13 gang member-were identified. In Tennessee, we developed-with our partners-a formal process for collecting, sharing, and analyzing suspicious activity reports, looking for trends and patterns.

These cooperative efforts-and many more like them-have been made possible through the work of intelligence fusion centers around the country. These centers, usually set up by states or major urban areas and run by state or local authorities, are often supported by federal law enforcement, including the FBI.

Speaking at the Kansas City conference, our Chief Intel Officer Don Van Duyn said that "while we still have work to do to make the information process more seamless," the FBI is committed to "expanding our interconnectedness" to help combat threats from terrorist and criminal networks. He also said that during the past year we have rolled out-to all of our 56 field offices-standardized intelligence operations structures, roles, and procedures to enhance our collaboration with our partners.

Excerpted

http://www.rightsidenews.com/200903144003/homeland-security/fusion-centers-combat-threats-from-terrorist-and-criminal-networks.html

244 posted on 03/17/2009 11:51:21 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: Oorang

thanks for the ping


245 posted on 03/17/2009 11:56:19 AM PDT by Godzilla (If the first step in an argument is wrong everything that follows is wrong. ~C.S. Lewis, The Problem)
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To: Velveeta
B.C. court case has potential to make Google, Yahoo illegal in Canada

Vito Pilieci, The Ottawa CitizenMarch 17, 2009

A court case in British Columbia has the potential to drastically change the Canadian Internet landscape by making search engines such as Google and Yahoo illegal.

A case brought against the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) by a small search engine for BitTorrent files, called ISOHunt Web Technologies Inc., is raising questions about whether search engines are liable for the sharing of copyright-protected content online.

The question before the British Columbia Supreme Court is, if a site like ISOHunt allows people to find a pirated copy of Watchmen or The Dark Knight, is it breaching Canadian copyright law?

Ottawa Citizen

246 posted on 03/17/2009 4:56:37 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: fanfan

Very interesting, thanks.


247 posted on 03/18/2009 5:56:29 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

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248 posted on 03/18/2009 5:58:11 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta; BGHater

You’re welcome.

BG Hater posted a thread on it today.

Meanwhile, the frogs are enjoying the nice warm bath, eh?


249 posted on 03/18/2009 6:01:20 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: fanfan

LOL, yes frogs enjoying the bath. ;-)


250 posted on 03/18/2009 6:07:25 PM PDT by Velveeta
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