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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: 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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