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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

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To: azkathy

Aw, Kathy. Your story made me cry. I’m so very sorry for your hurt. I’m glad to hear that life is better for you now. Hopefully for your son, too. Our lives aren’t always what we plan.....rather what God plans for us.....for whatever reason. Blessings to you and yours.


151 posted on 12/31/2009 9:25:04 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks (Dollar a Day Member..............Free Republic is not Free!)
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To: MestaMachine

Are you nuts!...it would seem..........


152 posted on 12/31/2009 9:30:32 PM PST by caww
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To: JustPiper
Hello again and Happy New Year!

Is there a sort of ping list for major developments in the TM?

153 posted on 12/31/2009 9:31:12 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (MMM MMM MM!)
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To: caww

Happy New Years!!!!!!!!!


154 posted on 12/31/2009 9:32:54 PM PST by caww
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To: azkathy
God Bless You! Yes, I said it GOD...Mother's have so very much pain
155 posted on 12/31/2009 9:33:41 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: Clinging Bitterly

I put you on mine budd-eee :)


156 posted on 12/31/2009 9:34:38 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: Clinging Bitterly

Did it work?

157 posted on 12/31/2009 9:36:42 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: caww

I’m ona CST ha!


158 posted on 12/31/2009 9:37:54 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) Intelligence officials say US missile strike kills 3 people in northwest Pakistan.


159 posted on 12/31/2009 9:40:06 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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Pakistani police to seek terror charges, life imprisonment against 5 detained Americans

Read More:
http://email.foxnews.com/t?ctl=2CFD:55A637457CD2F6B8B2A0DE567403CCD3&;


160 posted on 12/31/2009 9:42:11 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: hennie pennie

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) Police chief: Court released Somali suspect who tried to board plane with chemicals, syringe.


161 posted on 12/31/2009 9:44:17 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: JustPiper

Thank you it worked!


162 posted on 12/31/2009 9:46:59 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (MMM MMM MM!)
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'Underwear Bomber's' Alarming Last Phone Call

Qur'an 4:34: "Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded

Gaza: 77% of women experience abuse

163 posted on 12/31/2009 9:49:55 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: Clinging Bitterly

HeHE Happy Almost NY


164 posted on 12/31/2009 9:55:48 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: JustPiper

Here in Pa. the Hotels and convienance stores run by people from India...Numustay-upkasee-hay...


165 posted on 12/31/2009 9:58:52 PM PST by caww
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Bo-ing! Bo-ing Bo-ing....feeling silly....


166 posted on 12/31/2009 10:05:54 PM PST by caww
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To: Clinging Bitterly

Ask Piper and Mesta Machine. They are in the know..


167 posted on 12/31/2009 10:07:47 PM PST by caww
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To: Velveeta; All

Threat Matrix 2010!!!

Happy New Year to all of you.


168 posted on 12/31/2009 10:20:16 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/21813ht92/posts?page=1 [Survival,food,garden,crafts,and more)
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TM Award of 2009


169 posted on 12/31/2009 10:30:22 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Happy New Year to you and Mr. RR. Hope you got to read that book and be comfy warm at home after the party. The buffalo wings do sound good. it's been snowing here and my electric blanket is looking better all the time.

We're both getting old, but what the heck, 2010 here we come, ready or not!

170 posted on 12/31/2009 10:30:58 PM PST by MamaDearest
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Video: Michelle Malkin on the airline bomb plot: Why isn’t the President back in Washington?
171 posted on 12/31/2009 10:34:30 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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Yemen, Gitmo, and jihadi revolving doors
172 posted on 12/31/2009 10:42:00 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: JustPiper

Thanks JP. I’m always reading, rarely posting. Hoping to get more into it as I’d been in the past. Had some freaky “coincidences” and decided to lay low for a while. ;-)


173 posted on 12/31/2009 10:45:56 PM PST by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: kimmie7

That seems to be a common denominator for us all, there’s something significant to that...speaking of where is Drymanswife?


174 posted on 12/31/2009 10:51:49 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: caww

ACORNs are nuts. I am a Freeping Jew!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


175 posted on 12/31/2009 10:54:03 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: caww

If you are in PA, why does your profile page have a TX Flag?
Curious.


176 posted on 12/31/2009 10:58:14 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: nw_arizona_granny

Happy Happy Granny!!!


177 posted on 12/31/2009 11:18:33 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: JustPiper

Hi there, I’m still around FR. And the threat of terrorism is still in our country as well. Hope you and your family is well!


178 posted on 12/31/2009 11:24:34 PM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: MestaMachine

hUMMMM...didn’t pay attention so I have no idea. Do we pick a flag then? or does someone else determine so on FR? I am about 20-25 miles north of Pittsburgh.


179 posted on 12/31/2009 11:27:27 PM PST by caww
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To: nwctwx; All
To Our Parent, Our Son, Our Loved One,

The Annals of Ian are born:

IRAQ INDEX - Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq with assistance from Senior Research Assistant Ian S. Livingston


180 posted on 12/31/2009 11:30:01 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: MestaMachine

LOL....you are a trip I have to say!


181 posted on 12/31/2009 11:31:11 PM PST by caww
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To: thecabal

I have waited so long to see your handle! Drain Bamage that I JUST thought of searching FR for you! Old age, blah, blah!
How are you? what’s new in 2 years? I only been back about 6 weeks or so


182 posted on 12/31/2009 11:32:11 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: caww

Hello, Hola, Bonjour


183 posted on 12/31/2009 11:47:23 PM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: JustPiper

Interesting read...thanks.


184 posted on 12/31/2009 11:52:43 PM PST by caww
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Can we trade leaders?

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran’s opposition leader defiant in face of threats, says he is ready to die for his people.


185 posted on 01/01/2010 12:10:32 AM PST by JustPiper (Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. ~ML King)
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To: nwctwx
Am very impressed reading all the stats and progress in Iraq. Seeing these stats myself rather than thru the news is quite the eyeopener.

It was very interesting how the people see the improvements as well as functioning of their country. All the data , footnotes etc. truly gives one a good look at the overall status in Iraq...and this over the years invested there. As well, on the troops etc.

Thank you for your work in compiling all the data and research. I will continue to visit the site for info. Really nice job!

186 posted on 01/01/2010 12:25:37 AM PST by caww
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To: JustPiper

Thank you and a Happy New Year to you.


187 posted on 01/01/2010 3:28:31 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/21813ht92/posts?page=1 [Survival,food,garden,crafts,and more)
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To: MestaMachine

Bahahahahha - love the flowers on our heads!! But I will pass on the cigar. ;p


188 posted on 01/01/2010 5:11:37 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: WestCoastGal

I still can’t get past the two unidentified and unclaimed persons by the Feds.......

Haskell said ever since the landing the FBI has insisted only one man was arrested for the airliner attack.

“However, several of my fellow passengers have come over the past few days, backed up my claim, and put pressure on FBI/Customs to tell the truth,” he wrote.

Huisinga told reporters he, too, saw a man taken away in handcuffs at the airport after a dog search.

Another passenger, Roey Rosenblith, told the Huffington Post officials arrested a man in a gray suit.

“The only thing that I recall happening is seeing an Indian guy off to the side, an older gentleman wearing a gray suit leaning against the wall. Suddenly there was a police officer next to him pulling his arms back and putting handcuffs on him,” he said. “The man didn’t struggle, the bags which seemed to be his were left there, and he and the police officer disappeared around the corner.”

Just today, the Detroit News reported a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed that officials had taken a second person into custody after the attempted bombing. But officials claim the handcuffed passenger was from a different flight, and the incident was not related.

Ron Smith, chief Customs and Border Protection officer in the Detroit office, told the newspaper, “There was a second person taken into custody, but it had nothing to do with Flight 253. They did see dogs, but again, it was a totally different incident.”

But Haskell stands by his story, claiming officials are “playing the American public for a fool.” He said their explanation would require the public to believe the following:

* FBI and Customs officials allowed passengers from a separate flight to co-mingle with the passengers of Flight 253 during a critical investigation. Haskell insists that no one – aside from law enforcement and Flight 253 passengers – was allowed in the area while they were being detained.

* Despite prohibiting passengers from drinking, eating, making calls and using the restrooms, FBI and Customs officials allowed people from other flights to “trample through the area and possibly contaminate evidence.”

* Haskell also added that no flights during that time allowed passengers to exit from the planes. The planes were held on the runway during the first hour of the detention period.

* “You have to believe that the man that stood 20 feet from me since we entered customs came from a mysterious plane that never landed, let its passengers off the plane and let this man sneak into our passenger group despite having extremely tight security at this time,” he added.

* He said the public would be required to believe FBI and Customs officials were “hauling mysterious passengers from other flights through the area we were being held to possibly contaminate evidence and allow discussions with suspects on Flight 253 or to possibly allow the exchange of bombs, weapons or other devices between the mysterious passengers from other flights and those on flight 253.”

“Seriously, Mr. Ron Smith, how stupid do you think the American public is?” he wrote.


189 posted on 01/01/2010 5:38:05 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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Mayor seeks to block tankers
Wants Yemen gas delivery offshore

Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday he will ask Boston’s lawyers to see whether the city can block Yemeni tankers from delivering liquefied natural gas into Boston Harbor, calling such deliveries “wrong”

“We’re in extraordinary times that call for extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of our city,’’ the mayor said in an interview. “They cannot be coming into a harbor like Boston, where there is less than 50 feet between the tankers and residential areas.’’

Menino and several other public officials said they would press for the tankers’ cargo - destined for an LNG terminal in Everett as soon as next month - to instead be unloaded away from the city, in light of the failed Christmas Day attempt by a Nigerian man, who trained in Yemen, to blow up a US airliner over Detroit.

http://bit.ly/81midd

190 posted on 01/01/2010 6:14:58 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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TSA memo sent on December 24th<<<<<<<<<<<

From: TSA Broadcast
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 12:01 PM
Subject: 100 - End of Year Message
Date: December 24, 2009
To: All Employees
From: Gale Rossides, Acting Administrator
Subject: 100 – End of Year Message

As 2009 comes to a close, I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season and
a healthy and safe New Year.

For those of you in the field, at the TSOC, the Intel Watch and coordination
centers around the country, it is not lost on me that while many of our colleagues
in government and private industry enjoy holiday mornings with their families,
thousands of TSOs, FAMs, management teams and operations officers are on
duty – on watch – as throngs of passengers take to the skies for the holidays.

Your dedication is second to none, and your professionalism will be on display
once again as you ensure that passengers get to their destinations safely.

Thank you for all you will do in the coming days to keep operations running smoothly.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on our successes in 2009,
because it was a very good year for TSA. Here are just a few highlights:

http://bit.ly/5PczJb

191 posted on 01/01/2010 6:35:46 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
We just hang around and occasionally post something that is (hopefully) relevant.

It's all relevant on TM, thanks for being here.

TMers all have great instincts, so if you feel like posting it - it's relevant. ;-)

192 posted on 01/01/2010 7:22:05 AM PST by Velveeta (Happy, Happy New Year!)
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To: caww
Glad you're here, caww.

Not sure if I can mention God here, hummm.. well I'm sure someone will advise me soon enough.

God is foremost at TM, He is always welcome.

193 posted on 01/01/2010 7:30:32 AM PST by Velveeta (Happy, Happy New Year!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Goodness, that sent a wave of nausea through me.


194 posted on 01/01/2010 7:33:15 AM PST by Velveeta (Happy, Happy New Year!)
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FOX News RSS: Democrats Join Calls for Napolitano to Step Down Following Failed Attack http://ow.ly/16fwEo


195 posted on 01/01/2010 7:44:05 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: nwctwx

Ian!!!

{insert happy dance here}

I’m so glad you’re back and my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. We’re all here for you and so proud of you.

Congrats on the NY Times, I can’t wait to read it!


196 posted on 01/01/2010 7:45:25 AM PST by Velveeta (Happy, Happy New Year!)
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To: azkathy

Sending you a hug, Kathy.

I can’t imagine how difficult that was for you.


197 posted on 01/01/2010 7:54:42 AM PST by Velveeta (Happy, Happy New Year!)
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To: JustPiper

....Because he doesn’t give a flying fig about anyone but himself.


198 posted on 01/01/2010 7:58:02 AM PST by Velveeta (Happy, Happy New Year!)
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To: azishot; Candor7

Re: #103

VERY worrisome. Thanks for the info azishot.


199 posted on 01/01/2010 8:21:15 AM PST by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last.....it might be.)
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Terror dry runs over America

Terror probes - what you’re not being told

 By Doug Hagmann  Friday, January 1, 2010

On August 1, 2001, Hollywood actor James Woods witnessed four men of Middle Eastern appearance engaged in suspicious behavior on a transcontinental flight from Boston to Los Angeles. Mr. Woods’ first public recounting of his observations was five months after 9/11 on The O’Reilly Factor. During that February 15, 2002 broadcast, Mr. Woods stated that the suspicious behavior of the four men “would have been blatantly obvious to the most casual observer.”

Investigation ultimately confirmed that the actor witnessed a “practice run” for the 9/11 hijackings. He ultimately learned that all four men he observed aboard his flight were terrorists who took part in the murderous hijackings on 9/11 – and that they were not all on the same plane during the actual hijackings.

Fast forward to Christmas Day 2009, when Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdul-Mutallab carried PETN onto Delta-Northwest flight 253 and attempted to detonate the explosive package using a catalyst in a syringe. As some “assembly” was required, Abdul-Mutallab used the lavatory prior to his attempt at mass murder. Note carefully witness accounts glossed over by the media, downplayed or denied by officials, such as a second person allegedly taken into custody while another aboard the aircraft reportedly took video.

Intelligence analysis confirmed that Islamic terrorists always use such practice runs, often dubbed “dry runs” or probes to assess operational logistics and various aspects of airline security.  Knowing that and having better hindsight after 9/11, why haven’t we seen media reports, DHS, FBI or TSA acknowledgement of such probes prior to the Christmas Day bombing attempt? Was there a practice run for flight 253? What about the second person reportedly arrested, and reports of a bomb sniffing dog hitting on luggage in the possession of a man a witness described as a 30 year-old male, possibly from India, while the passengers were being held for individual questioning by the FBI?

Answers to some of these questions might be found in the statement obtained by this investigator on behalf of Canada Free Press and the Northeast Intelligence Network from a passenger aboard the very same flight from Amsterdam to Detroit exactly one week before Christmas Day. While filling in on the Schnitt Radio Show, nationally known talk radio host Pat Campbell received a call from Howard, a passenger aboard flight 253 one week before the attempted bombing. Howard recounted the odd behavior of two passengers during the flight, one well dressed man in his mid 30’s and a female of European origin. While Howard reported the incident, there appeared to be little official interest in his observations.

Howard provided his contact information to Pat Campbell, who in turn provided his contact information to this investigator. The information obtained by this investigator is contained in this report [PDF format]. While it is possible that the observations documented in the report could have a rational explanation, the events must be considered through the template of the actions we know took place aboard the Christmas Day flight.

More…

Attached affidavit (pdf)

Flight 253 passenger Kurt Haskell: ‘I was visited by the FBI’

Following up on a visit from FBI officials about an eyewitness account first described to MLive.com, Michigan attorney Kurt Haskell described the visit in comment sections across MLive on Wednesday.

Haskell and his wife, Lori, were aboard Flight 253 when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to destroy the plane. They say another man tried to help Abdulmutallab board the plane in Amsterdam.

Haskell had two detailed posts in two different stories. Here is Part One, originally posted here:\


200 posted on 01/01/2010 8:23:09 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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