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Threat Matrix: 2010
Freerepublic.com ^ | 12/31/2009 | Freeper TMers

Posted on 12/31/2009 10:06:46 AM PST by Velveeta

:::FreeRepublic's Threat Matrix:::
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Al Qaeda’s Yemen Connection, America and the Global Islamic Jihad

December 30, 2009 — The attempt to destroy Northwest Airlines flight 253 en route from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day underscores the growing ambition of al Qaeda's Yemen franchise, which has grown from a largely Yemeni agenda to become a player in the global Islamic jihad in the last year. Since merging with the al Qaeda franchise in Saudi Arabia last January and renaming itself Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), it has stepped up operations in Yemen itself, struck into Saudi Arabia, and now operates on the global stage. The weak Yemeni government of President Ali Abdallah Salih, which has never fully controlled the country and now faces a host of growing problems, will need significant American support to defeat AQAP.

Al Qaeda has long been active in Yemen, the original homeland of Osama bin Laden's family, and one of its first major terror attacks was conducted in Aden in 2000, when an al Qaeda cell nearly sank the USS Cole. A year ago, the al Qaeda franchises in Saudi Arabia and Yemen merged after the Saudi branch had been effectively repressed by the Saudi authorities under the leadership of Deputy Interior Minister Prince Muhammad bin Nayif. The new AQAP showed its claws last August, when it almost assassinated the prince with a suicide bomber who had passed through at least two airports on the way to his attempt on Nayif.

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The attack on the Amsterdam-Detroit flight also shows that al Qaeda remains obsessed with striking the American airline industry, a target it has gone after repeatedly since 1999. If AQAP has now been told by the al Qaeda core leadership to take on the job, we can probably assume that other al Qaeda franchises in North Africa, Iraq, Southeast Asia and elsewhere have also been pressed to attack.

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To: MamaDearest

Dana Perino is another Wyoming native. The original Perinos immigrated from Italy to work in the Cambria coal mines north of Newcastle, Wy. Her grandfather, Leo still ranches in the area. When we had our sawmill in Wyo., we bought timber from Leo. I remember seeing Dana when she was a little girl, visiting her grandparents. A real cutie then, and now. About six weeks ago, she was back in Newcastle and spoke at my daughter’s school. She was a hit.

Her family is wonderful, and so is she.....plus she adores “W”, her former boss.

I try to catch her on FOX whenever I can. She has a bright future ahead of her. In spite of her Washington exposure, she has managed to retain her western conservative values.


901 posted on 01/07/2010 3:19:47 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: Oorang

Those stats are truly frightening.


902 posted on 01/07/2010 3:26:21 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

I am still stunned they mentioned that Detroit knew he was on board, but apparently did not alert the planes captain!
Imagine had they done so!

Our security system doesn’t at all make me feel safe, although I am grateful for what they have stopped, it seems small compared to what’s on the horizon...scary to say the least.

As for Muslim stats...if push came to shove and they could safe my life at the hand of another Muslim...is there a reason I should believe they would step up for my life if theirs is threatened by doing so? I think not.

Bo’s speech wasn’t “shocking” in the least bit...some think what was going to be said was squelched at the last moment.


903 posted on 01/07/2010 4:45:13 PM PST by caww
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Dana Perino strikes me as dedicated, intelligent, studied, classy and knowledgeable about most aspects of politics. IMHO her astute responses on Fox News are always unchallenged and educational for those of us who appreciate the window she gives us into the White House and its operation. I have no doubt she, like Liz Cheney and Sarah Palin, have much more knowledge about politics in general than most senators and representatives.

Better yet, none of the three women strikes me as the type of person to pass bills in the middle of the night and call it transparency.

What we need at this time are ethical and lobbyist-free leaders who work for US and love our nation. Each of these women strike me as knowing where the evil moneychangers lurk and woud have no difficulty setting our nation back on the right track in every instance this administration has derailed it.

904 posted on 01/07/2010 4:46:08 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: caww
Bo’s speech wasn’t “shocking” in the least bit..

I agree with that assessment.

905 posted on 01/07/2010 4:47:52 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

Some say a PR thing, but I tend to agree what was going to be said was stopped along the way.

The reporters even inquired what the “shock” was and Brennans response was hardly that. As I see it no new information we didn’t know, but why didn’t they press the issue Detroit knew he was on that plane? Could be someones getting cover for this extreme error?


906 posted on 01/07/2010 4:51:55 PM PST by caww
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To: MamaDearest

I throughly like Liz Cheney. She’s amazing to watch when they attempt to put her up against the wall, remains calm but has the facts and is upfront and direct in stating them. Reminds me of her dad, with a twist. She’s not afraid they’ll put her behind an eight ball, she’s ready and she knows it.


907 posted on 01/07/2010 4:57:08 PM PST by caww
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To: caww; MamaDearest; All

There was nothing new in his teleprompter speech. Just more CYA and blather.

At TM, we know the “back story”.

In short, we have to be responsible for our own safety. The government admits that it cannot protect us.


908 posted on 01/07/2010 5:04:37 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: MamaDearest

I hate to sound sexist, but these three intelligent, articulate, conservative women just might be our last best hope. The male leaders have really let us down.


909 posted on 01/07/2010 5:09:24 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
From LauraMansfield Site: January 7, 2010: Seven confirmed dead from Anthrax-contaminated heroin in UK Well, it was bound to happen. A batch of anthrax-contaminated is killing people in the UK with at least seven confirmed deaths, and according to the Evening Telegraph �dozens more could die�. At least six other people are undergoing treatment, and the National Health Service is warning drug addicts in the area to be alert for symptoms of anthrax. ...More on her site... see site index at top of this page
910 posted on 01/07/2010 5:13:53 PM PST by caww
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To: MamaDearest

Thanks for the ping MamaDearest.


911 posted on 01/07/2010 5:20:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: caww

Wow! Updates appreciated. Hadn’t heard about this.


912 posted on 01/07/2010 6:01:45 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Apparently this has happened before, I recall coming across something but was a long while ago..years in fact.

Still it is news of a different slant I thought...this stuff came from Aphganistan. Just goes to show drugs are bad enough on their own and can be deadly, adding anthrax is a death sentence I would think.


913 posted on 01/07/2010 6:18:02 PM PST by caww
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To: azishot

You did good!!! You did right. You can always ask the clerk later what happened. Did you happen to notice what products he was scoping?


914 posted on 01/07/2010 6:21:00 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: azishot

Now is what’s important my new friend :)


915 posted on 01/07/2010 6:27:32 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: MestaMachine

Ma-dr-ASS-as

Back in chicago we were selling/leasing everything off. Including our bridges, highrises, whatever anyone will take. And the takers are frightening. But then again Daley is secretive like BO. The only thing Boss Jr. knows about transparency are his pantyhose.

They got Manassas?! I did not know that!

Oh, gosh. did you by any chance lurk when we were covering all the missing ingredients, trucks etc. here at TM? Other’s swore we belonged on Coast to Coast. A bunch of paranoid freaks. Average citizen just doesn’t get it.

Publicly, were those fires not simply passed off on either arsonists or careless smokers?

I like your analogies MM. Fool me once shame on me, after that don’t insult my intelligence or your arse is mine!


916 posted on 01/07/2010 6:36:14 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: MamaDearest

Just like BO with his BS today. “The buck stops here”. Yah, it stops with him cause he’s bankrupting the rest of us and anyone with ‘a buck’ will be killed in the name of Sharia


917 posted on 01/07/2010 6:38:42 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: Grammy

Grammy, when I listened to BO today I was waiting for “the here it comes’. He was ‘supposed’ to have some stunning announcement or revelation. I thought it was martial law. no joke


918 posted on 01/07/2010 6:40:15 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: FARS
Expect a “virtual” Regime Change and Khamenei losing his position within two weeks

Doing the virtual polka

Your right FARS, "Loose" Lips...

919 posted on 01/07/2010 6:42:38 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: FARS
Well that was quick!

As could have been foreseen by anyone who understood the jihad doctrine, Russia's complicity with jihad activity elsewhere has not won hearts and minds among the Muslims in the North Caucasus

920 posted on 01/07/2010 6:46:24 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: FARS; MamaDearest; TigersEye; Godzilla; appalachian_dweller; Oorang; Rushmore Rocks; ...
Cryin, snubbing...I'm going to mail this to 25 different places!Asking my pinglists to do the same?! The media, congress, organization blitz.The more hits this video gets, the more potent. I have one list of 50 + contacts alone. They ALL need to be voted out like yesterday, this WE CAN DO! I've had it! My limit is deficit spent. How about you? THIS brave video broke my back

If you would like to be added to my TM pinglist or removed just email me

921 posted on 01/07/2010 6:56:59 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper

No. Never lurked. Came here after awhile because researching ANYTHING anywhere had articles and posts from FR on the subject...no matter what the subject was. Decided to check out the site for myself and got hooked. When freepers want to know something, nothing stands in their way. I like that.
Stayed on the PA message board almost a year to learn my way around before venturing out onto the forum.


922 posted on 01/07/2010 7:01:47 PM PST by MestaMachine (Your CORE is the path you walk. RINOs don't walk paths, they build roads to nowhere..)
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To: JustPiper

He was looking at the silk flowers, vases, some paints and frames. He wasn’t pushing a cart either.

The fact that he kept looking around (like you would if you thought someone was watching you) was what really unnerved me. Plus being in the restroom for so long.

Next time I’m in the store I’ll ask the manager what happened.


923 posted on 01/07/2010 7:03:47 PM PST by azishot
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To: JustPiper

That was a powerful video! What I’m trying to get family and friends to understand is that this healthcare debacle is about POWER over us and not healthcare.

Healthcare to them will be reduced to a red or a blue pill.


924 posted on 01/07/2010 7:14:17 PM PST by azishot
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To: MestaMachine

For whatever reason you are here, I’m glad that you are.


925 posted on 01/07/2010 7:17:57 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: FARS; LucyT; JustPiper

here’s a utube copy of the video , too

America Rising: An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiyqvuTxaEs

use THEIR bandwith too.


926 posted on 01/07/2010 7:21:27 PM PST by bitt (You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak (Abraham Lincoln))
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To: JustPiper

NO mention of the State Department, but several mentions that the bloomer bomber had a US Visa. Now the Visa could have, and should have, been revoked immediately after the father went to the EMBASSY and told them what was going on. They SHOULD have KNOWN that Britain had refused him a Visa.
I am laying the entire blame on the State Department, not on the intel services, because the STATE Department issued him a visa after Britain rejected him KNOWING he was radicalized.
To blame this on ALL of the intelligence agencies that each had snippets of information and none had all, when the State Department had it ALL, is assinine.
And the gratuitous slap at the Bush Administration was just ridiculous.


927 posted on 01/07/2010 7:27:08 PM PST by MestaMachine (Your CORE is the path you walk. RINOs don't walk paths, they build roads to nowhere..)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Why THANK YOU! I’m glad I’m here too. FR has really become my family here.


928 posted on 01/07/2010 7:29:26 PM PST by MestaMachine (Your CORE is the path you walk. RINOs don't walk paths, they build roads to nowhere..)
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To: WestCoastGal; All

TM is having so much traffic and fast moving, I miss alot myself. I am so grateful and happy beyond words to all who are here and lurking


929 posted on 01/07/2010 7:32:44 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper

I expect him to declare martial law as well.... but I believe it will not be until we have a *new* crisis. Something that involves lots of dead people. I don’t think money or health care or tax and trade will give him the cover he needs to pull it off.


930 posted on 01/07/2010 7:33:15 PM PST by Grammy (Politics. .......( poli ) many ( tics ) blood suckers)
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To: All

Man Under FBI Watch Crashes Vehicle in Queens
‘Person of Interest’ in Terror Case

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2423597/posts


931 posted on 01/07/2010 7:52:55 PM PST by jersey117
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To: All; blackie; MamaDearest; WestCoastGal; Oorang; Candor7; TigersEye; Godzilla; ...

You are so right my friend. On Hannity I heard 2 Dems in a nutshell say BO is an embarassment to them & the 'change' he produced is like a SLUG. My 16 yr old granddaughter who gets The Rolling Stone, wanted me to share this with all of you:

Obama's Big Sellout The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway

The Generals' Revolt As Obama rethinks America's failed strategy in Afghanistan, he faces two insurgencies: the Taliban and the Pentagon

Add NYT & W-peePost and they are calling him out!

932 posted on 01/07/2010 7:54:05 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: MamaDearest

Oh my sis, you put in a full work day! Bump!


933 posted on 01/07/2010 7:56:47 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: caww

I was at work, please fill me in on their comments


934 posted on 01/07/2010 7:57:50 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: Oorang

You have got to be sh***in me?!


935 posted on 01/07/2010 8:02:00 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: MestaMachine

Well I am glad you found FR & even more TM!!! I hope we have a long relationship. You are beyond an asset MM! I found FR through Drudge many moons ago. Been an activist for 50 years :) Jim was such an inspiration, saw him on FNC & been an FR addict ever since


936 posted on 01/07/2010 8:14:36 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: azishot
What would've put the hair up on my neck was going to a back door, when he was supposedly looking for a bathroom.

~Profile away babee

937 posted on 01/07/2010 8:16:59 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: azishot

The GB thread, his show & the radio PROVES that! He is going to be revealing many things next week


938 posted on 01/07/2010 8:18:22 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: MamaDearest; WestCoastGal; Oorang; blackie

Dobbs Alert FNC on O’Reilly repeat


939 posted on 01/07/2010 8:20:11 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: bitt

I sent the YouTube video link to over 100 contacts lol, your right it’s more respected


940 posted on 01/07/2010 8:21:43 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: Grammy

How about then when these dims acknowledge the purported losses they will suffer in November and beyond?


941 posted on 01/07/2010 8:23:28 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

I’ll agree with Liz over Palin...you won’t get bashed by me!
I do like Palin though, but if Liz was running she’d be a slamdunk in my opinion...over any of the men who might consider running in the party, because I don’t see any with the..”gravitas”..she has.

Sarah still has done great things in her life as Gov. and has galvanized the grassroots as no other, so no matter what I see her involved long term, if or not she announces she’s running. But I have a feeling she’s not going to run.


942 posted on 01/07/2010 8:25:46 PM PST by caww
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To: jersey117

Please keep us updated Girl! You always did have the inside knowhow, TY for posting this


943 posted on 01/07/2010 8:26:09 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper

Could be. I think they will do their best though to conjure up something dire, before they have to tip their hands with just blatant politics.


944 posted on 01/07/2010 8:36:36 PM PST by Grammy (Politics. .......( poli ) many ( tics ) blood suckers)
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To: Grammy

Do you honestly expect he’ll call for martial law? in whatever next crisis comes? Hummm..that’s a tall order in the economic climate we’re in. Would he risk the fallout from that?


945 posted on 01/07/2010 8:39:19 PM PST by caww
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To: Grammy; All

For those of you who have yet to see this video, the hits on it alone show how America is ready to fight, enjoyable break folks, he’s gotten 1 mil and 1/2 hits in 2 weeks :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc_-L4fyLUo


946 posted on 01/07/2010 8:54:26 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: Quix; All
Quix, thank you for this ping

MUST READ

In a lecture in New York City he shared information that EVERY American needs to know -- but that our government has not yet shared with us

Very sobering message from Golda Meir's personal bodyguard

947 posted on 01/07/2010 9:18:53 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper

There are flags on his play.

However, regardless, I believe he makes some good and worthy points.

And it doesn’t take a Mossad agent to come to those conclusions. They are mostly self-evident.

And, I think he’s wrong about nukes.


948 posted on 01/07/2010 9:23:30 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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Jailhouse Crock
949 posted on 01/07/2010 9:24:32 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: caww
Could be someones getting cover for this extreme error?

Dating myself here, but you bet your bippy Canadian or foreign sources will leak details slowly, but surely, in the days, weeks and months ahead. This administration divulges only what it wants us to know and not a single thing more.

950 posted on 01/07/2010 10:20:14 PM PST by MamaDearest
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