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Posted on 04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT by Velveeta

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Obama amputates our nuclear arms

By: Charles Krauthammer


Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.”

Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker is up-to-date with its latest IAEA inspections, well, it gets immunity from nuclear retaliation. (Our response is then restricted to bullets, bombs and other conventional munitions.)

However, if the lawyers tell the president that the attacking state is NPT noncompliant, we are free to blow the bastards to nuclear kingdom come.

This is quite insane. It’s like saying that if a terrorist deliberately uses his car to mow down a hundred people waiting at a bus stop, the decision as to whether he gets hanged or 100 hours of community service hinges entirely on whether his car had passed emissions inspections.

Apart from being morally bizarre, the Obama policy is strategically loopy. Does anyone believe that North Korea or Iran will be more persuaded to abjure nuclear weapons because they could then carry out a biological or chemical attack on the United States without fear of nuclear retaliation?

The naivete is stunning.


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1 posted on 04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: nwctwx; Cindy; Godzilla; nw_arizona_granny; callmejoe; Oorang; StillProud2BeFree; Calpernia; ...
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2 posted on 04/11/2010 9:34:39 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

Previous thread #1:

3 posted on 04/11/2010 9:35:35 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: nw_arizona_granny

Bringing over NW Arizona Granny’s daily list from yesterday:

April 10, 2010 - Newslinks


April 11 – Washington DC: Holocaust Remembrance Day – “March of Remembrance” to Capitol

Holocaust Remembrance Days: April 11 – 18

Washington DC: Chinese Rally on April 11 to Support 71 Million Leaving Chinese Communist Party

June 13 – Washington DC: “Never Again” to Hate – Freedom Plaza


(U.S.) Nuclear security Summit promises gridlock for downtown D.C.

(Pakistan) U.S. officials say Pakistani spy agency released Afghan Taliban insurgents
— Complex relations in battle against Taliban

(Pakistan) Boys’ school blown up in Charagali\04\11\story_11-4-2010_pg7_2

(Pakistan) 3 soldiers, 10 terrorists killed in SWA gunfight\04\11\story_11-4-2010_pg7_8

(Pakistan) Civilians among dead in Pakistan air strikes

Pakistan mobilizes 50,000 troops for war game along India border
— Military launches biggest-ever war games

India worried about security of Pakistan nuke arsenal
— Pakistan’s nukes in safe hands: PM Gilani\04\11\story_11-4-2010_pg1_4
— Pakistan fully qualified for civil nuclear cooperation: FO\04\11\story_11-4-2010_pg1_6

Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, threatens to block NATO offensive
— Afghan president fears an apparent media campaign to discredit him is a prelude to America abandoning his country

Afghanistan: Militants attack Indian camp in Afghanistan\04\11\story_11-4-2010_pg7_9

Afghanistan: 3 Italians among 9 held in alleged Afghan plot — suicide bomb vests found

(Iraq) Child, security men killed in Iraq bombings

(U.S.) Federal judge orders release of Guantanamo Bay detainee
— Mauritanian Mohamedou Ould Slahi

ABC: “’Jihad Jamie’ and the ‘Black Widows’: Why Women Turn to Terrorism”

(UK) Scotland Yard allows Islamic protesters to throw shoes

Yemeni government knows whereabouts of Al Qaida suspect: tribal leader

(Russia) Car bomb kills police officer in North Caucasus

(Mexico) Bomb Damages U.S. Consulate in Mexico, No Injuries

War on Women News:

Arizona - Noor Almaleki “Honor Killing”: Police: ‘Honor killing’ suspect may have been aided by family
— The Arizona Republic: “Police documents in the case of a Glendale father accused of slaying his daughter in an “honor killing” suggest family members might have helped him during his time as a fugitive.”
— “All the while, Almaleki’s son, cousin and wife repeatedly denied to investigators that they were assisting the fugitive or knew his whereabouts.”

(Yemen) Dead Yemeni child bride tied up and raped: mum

(Afghanistan) Attack on Afghan female politician highlights growing risk to women

(Saudi Arabia) Wife hides in Haram Mosque to escape from unwanted husband

Alabama: Preacher convicted of killing wife, freezing body

Other News:

(U.S.) Ex-hoopster, shoe-bomber stopper now citizen
— Kwame James stopped Richard Reid on December 22, 2001

(Iran) Bomb detonated outside Iranian prison, several wounded

(Iraq) Christian radio shows on air in Iraq

(Turkey) Turkish military loses its grip on secular order

(UK) Scotland: Rise of anti-Semitism in Scotland

(UK) “What’s the U.S. Olympic Team Doing at Jihad U?” — University of East London

(UK) “Muslim staff escape NHS hygiene rule”

(UK) “Apology takes MoD out of ‘mosque’ firing line”

(Sudan) “How to hold a vote with an illiterate electorate and 12 ballot papers to fill”

Against Totalitarianism News:

Communist China: How to Get Uncensored Google Search Results in China: Use a Smartphone

Against Racial Supremacism News:

South Africa: President Zuma warns ANC to halt racial anger

South Africa: “Followers, family and his horse say farewell” to White Supremacist Terre’Blanche
— After Eugene Terre’Blanche’s murder, the boers prepare for war once more


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4 posted on 04/11/2010 9:38:28 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Cindy
5 posted on 04/11/2010 9:42:22 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta


So lawyers are going to deal with all the terrorists from now on?

Obama is so freakin’ clueless it’s scary ... really scary.

6 posted on 04/11/2010 9:42:30 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: boycott

I agree, boycott.

These are scary times.

7 posted on 04/11/2010 10:01:38 AM PDT by Velveeta
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Lieberman: Omitting 'Islamic' Terrorism From Security Document Dishonest, 'Offensive'

Sen. Joe Lieberman slammed the Obama administration Sunday for stripping terms like "Islamic extremism" from a key national security document, calling the move dishonest, wrong-headed and disrespectful to the majority of Muslims who are not terrorists.....continues

8 posted on 04/11/2010 10:06:35 AM PDT by Velveeta
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Al-Qaeda, global jihad in the 2010 World Cup
9 posted on 04/11/2010 10:09:06 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: boycott
Obama is so freakin’ clueless it’s scary ... really scary.

He is NOT clueless! He is a conniving, dishonest, dirty, snake, but he is NOT clueless!

10 posted on 04/11/2010 10:36:45 AM PDT by parisa
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To: Velveeta; nw_arizona_granny

Thanks you for new thread :)

Here’s some health info -

How can this be? Read story to find out a whole new way that vaccines may actually harm you:

11 posted on 04/11/2010 11:16:29 AM PDT by WestCoastGal
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To: boycott

We have to let go of the idea that Obama is clueless. He know exactly what he is doing - tearing this country apart piece by piece so it will no longer be unique in the world.

12 posted on 04/11/2010 1:44:11 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: Velveeta

BUMP to Thread No. 2 and thank you Velveeta for starting this thread.

13 posted on 04/11/2010 2:33:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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Top Ten Jihadi Forums 11 April 2010 ^ | 11 April 2010 | n/a
Posted on April 11, 2010 2:51:21 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: “The following Top Ten list is ordered according relative importance, both to the jihadis and to those who monitor their online activities, with preference given to sites which consistently offer up content that is unique to the particular site and community of users.”

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“TOP TEN” LIST OF JIHADI FORUMS FOR 03 AUGUST 2009 ^ | August 3, 2009 | n/a
Posted on August 3, 2009 3:24:12 PM PDT by Cindy


It’s been almost a year since a failure of truly epic proportions brought down the most significant websites of the global jihad, on or about 10 September, 2008. A year before that failure, the same sites were the target of a citizen-based effort to drive them off of the Internet. This 2007 campaign against the jihadi forums had the effect of encouraging the creation of a number of new sites, while other forums (e.g. al-Hanein) loosened their membership requirements. The net result was that the events of 2008 found the web of jihadi sites more resilient in the face of calamity than they might otherwise have been. Here now is my currently list of the Top Ten such sites. In this case I have ranked them roughly according to their significance, but the ordering is still somewhat arbitrary: The most active sites are not necessarily the most significant in terms of content, the sites with the most members may have a great many inactive members still on the rolls, the older sites may not be entirely jihadist in nature, and so on.

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14 posted on 04/11/2010 2:54:05 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: Mexico - "Warden Message: U.S. CONSULATE NUEVO LAREDO CLOSED ON APRIL 12" (SNIPPET: "At approximately 11 pm the night of April 9, an explosive device was thrown over the fence of the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo. There were no injuries, but windows were damaged.") (April 10, 2010) (Read More...) - THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Mexico City - "BOMB DAMAGES U.S. CONSULATE IN MEXICO; NO INJURIES" (SNIPPET: "U.S. State Department employees in the area had not been victimized until last month. That's when gunmen separately chased down and killed an American woman who worked at the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez along with her husband in their SUV and another man married to a Mexican consulate worker in a similar vehicle. All three had been at the same party.") (April 10, 2010, 5:04 pm) (Read More...)
CNS (AP): Ciudad Juarez, Mexico - "U.S. INTELLIGENCE SAYS SINALOA CARTEL HAS WON BATTLE FOR CIUDAD JUAREZ DRUG ROUTES" (April 9, 2010) (Read More...) - Discussion Forum (WASHINGTON "SOMALIS WITH TERRORIST LINKS FEARED HEADED TO U.S. BORDER" by Sara A. Carter (April 6, 2010) (Read More...)

Travel.State.Gov - TRAVEL WARNING: "MEXICO" (March 14, 2010) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...)

15 posted on 04/11/2010 3:56:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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April 11, 2010 - Newslinks

Today’s Events Update :
— Washington DC: 100 at Holocaust “March of Remembrance”
— Washington DC: 200 at Freedom Plaza Rally for Chinese Freedom


Afghan soldier wounds U.S. troop member

(Afghanistan) Karzai Issues Open Invitation to Meet With Insurgents
— U.S.: Karzai is ‘commander in chief’

(Afghanistan) U.S. Takes New Tactic With Karzai

(Afghanistan) Italians ‘confess’ to Afghan murder plot

Afghanistan: Canadian soldier killed form roadside bomb,7340,L-3874477,00.html

(Afghanistan) Compromising with the Taliban
— “The Taliban’s leaders don’t believe in democracy. They don’t accept Afghanistan’s new constitution, especially its commitments to women’s equality and universal education. They don’t seek to share power; they want to take it back.”,0,5371688.column

Pakistan: ISI still backs Taliban: US
— Times of India: “US officials believe that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence directorate still supports the Taliban despite recent signals that the spy agency had started cracking down on the Islamist group.”

(Pakistan) At least 13 more militants killed in Orakzai Agency

Pakistan govt to quiz A Q Khan: Lawyer

Pakistan Christian Post: “10 Armed Muslim men and women attack Chapel after Good Friday services in Pakistan”

India Mumbai Attacks: Maharashtra govt to seek death penalty for Kasab: Patil

(Iraq) Iraqi, US forces kill three Al-Qaeda armed men in Kirkuk
— Two Saudis planning Iraq suicide bombings killed

(Iraq) Bomb kills three Iraqis from US-allied militia

(U.S.) Obama warns of nuclear terrorism
— Nuclear terrorism is gravest threat to global security, Barack Obama to warn

(U.S.) Lieberman: Omitting ‘Islamic’ Terrorism From Security Document Dishonest, ‘Offensive’

(Israel) Two Kassam rockets landed in W. Negev, no one was injured

Israel PM slams world silence on Iran

Iran to complain to UN over Obama nuclear “threat”

Saudi Arabia: Government Warns of Al Qaeda Elements Disguising Themselves as Journalists

Somali Islamist group opposes Osama invite

(Canada) Nearly four years after Toronto 18 arrests last trial in terror case begins
— Fahim Ahmad, Asad Ansari and Steven Chand

Greece deals blow to terror organization

(Indonesia) Six terror suspects arrested in Indonesia: police

Against Nazi News:

Holocaust Remembrance Day News Stories

Keep retelling the story was the message of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel Observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

Portraits of survival

For some survivors, Holocaust never ends

Hungary: Anti-Semitic party wins favor in Hungary
— Hungary elections: first step to power for far-Right since Nazi era

(UK) Scotland: Antisemitic crimes in Scotland tripled last year

Norway’s Nazi collaborators sought Russia colonies

Sweden extradites former neo-Nazi leader to Poland over Auschwitz theft,,5451752,00.html

War on Women News:

Pakistan: Rethinking jirgas
— Dawn: “The track record of jirgas on women’s rights demonstrates they are incompatible with democracy says Huma Yusuf.”

Jordan honor killings draw tough response. Finally

Other News:

Pakistan Christian Post: “10 Armed Muslim men and women attack Chapel after Good Friday services in Pakistan”

(UK) Hizb ut-Tahrir: Faith forum warning over Muslim call not to vote
— BBC: “A member of the West Midlands Faith Forum has warned Muslims against flyers distributed outside mosques after Friday prayers urging them not to vote.”
— “Leaflets produced by Hizb-Ut-Tahrir, Britain, (HT) state that it is “haram” or forbidden for Muslims to vote in the UK parliamentary elections in May.”

Nigeria: Who Will Save Amputees of Sharia Law in Nigeria?

(Asia) Islam and Hizb ut Tahrir’s explosive growth in Asia (ch4 UK);

Sudan votes on re-electing indicted President Bashir
— indicted by ICC as war criminal
— Sudan: The West should put its mouth where its money is
— Sudan’s Darfur and “A Deal with a Devil”

Sudan’s National Electoral Commission acknowledges technical errors in voting
— Sudanese vote in landmark election
— Sudan poll marked by chaos and confusion

“In Pakistani school, nuanced views for new nuclear balance”

(U.S.) Teachers union memo ‘prays’ for governor’s death

(UK) “If Amnesty lies to itself, can it demand the truth of others?”

Against Totalitarianism News:

Chinese ISP Hijacks the Internet (Again)

Against Racial Supremacism News:

Rhode Island: Legal advocacy center cites three hate groups in R.I.

South Africa: Murdered White Supremacist Buried with the Honor of the Nazi Salute
— London Times: “supporters of his far-right paramilitary Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) movement, clad in khaki uniforms with swastika-style armbands, stood to attention as his coffin was lowered into the red earth of his beloved veld”

South Africa: white supremacist Terre’Blanche ‘tried to rape farm worker’
— Daily telegraph report

(U.S.) Mississippi Gov. Barbour Backs McDonnell on ‘Confederate History’ Declaration
— Virginia Governor Proclaims April as “Confederate History Month” to Praise of White Nationalists


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16 posted on 04/11/2010 8:51:08 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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To: Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Fred Nerks; LucyT; HipShot; ExSoldier; DelaWhere; Eagle50AE

Thanks for the new thread, I still had the news headlines on my clip board, so posted them here again.

They are now on both threads.

Pings for the rest of the gang.

17 posted on 04/11/2010 8:53:45 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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To: WestCoastGal

How can this be? Read story to find out a whole new way that vaccines may actually harm you:

I never understood taking in last years flu germs to cure this years flu.

So do not ever get flu shots.

18 posted on 04/11/2010 9:16:03 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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Police investigates possible MS-13 hit on NYPD
New York Daily News ^ | 04/11/10 | Rocco Parascandola and Joe Kemp

Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2010 9:16:12 AM by AtlasStalled

The MS-13 gang may have issued a hit on the NYPD, police sources said Saturday.

19 posted on 04/12/2010 1:44:52 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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ADDING to post no. 9:

Udated April 09, 2010

“U.S. Helps South Africa Beef Up Security for World Cup After Al Qaeda Threats”
By Jana Winter -

SNIPPET: “The State Department has been providing South African police with extensive training after threats against the American and British teams during the world’s most-watched sporting event”



Qaeda Group Threatens to Attack World Cup
CBS ^ | April 7, 2009, 2:38 pm ET - Updated | Posted by Khaled Wassef
Posted on April 7, 2010 7:08:59 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: “The North African terror group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has threatened to attack this summer’s World Cup games in South Africa.

“How amazing could the match United States vs. Britain be when broadcasted live on air at a stadium packed with spectators when the sound of an explosion rumbles through the stands, the whole stadium is turned upside down and the number of dead bodies are in their dozens and hundreds, Allah willing,” reads a statement the group published in a recent issue of the Jihadi online magazine Mushtaqun Lel Jannah (Longing to Paradise).”

SNIPPET: “In addition to the U.S. and U.K. teams, the teams representing France, Germany and Italy are also on the group’s list of targets.

“All those countries are part of the Zionist-Crusader campaign against Islam,” the statement says.

The group says they will use some undetectable explosive that will be able to circumvent security checkpoints at the games.”

SNIPPET: “South Africa had announced last October that its security forces had foiled an al Qaeda plot to carry out a terrorist attack during the 2010 football World Cup. According to reports published then, South Africa’s National Intelligence Agency, senior police forces and American agents jointly conducted the operation, which led to the arrest of a number of suspects linked to the group in Somalia and Mozambique working on a plot to carry out bomb attacks during the games.”

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20 posted on 04/12/2010 2:23:34 AM PDT by Cindy
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NYC terror probe nabs 4th in Pakistan

A fourth suspect in a disrupted plot to bomb New York City subways has been arrested in Pakistan, law enforcement officials said Monday.

The principal suspect in the case, Najibullah Zazi, has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with investigators, key developments that prosecutors hope will help them trace the plot back to its roots in Pakistan, where Zazi and former friends from high school allegedly traveled in 2008 to seek terror training.

After returning to the United States, the plotters allegedly hoped to detonate bombs on trains at two of the city’s biggest subway stations: Times Square and Grand Central Terminal, according to the two officials.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of the investigation....

21 posted on 04/12/2010 9:28:14 AM PDT by Velveeta
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More details here:

Zazi, Al Qaeda pals planned rush-hour attack on Grand Central, Times Square subway stations

22 posted on 04/12/2010 9:30:31 AM PDT by Velveeta
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23 posted on 04/12/2010 3:58:38 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (1013 and a wakeup)
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To: Velveeta

Great minds and all...Thanks for the ping Vel.



More details...

“NYC jihadist planned to attack trains at Times Square and Grand Central Station
“Najibullah Zazi and his two co-defendants wanted to inflict maximum casualties around the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.””
(April 12, 2010)

SNIPPET: “New York (CNN) — The three men accused of plotting to bomb the New York City subway last year planned to attack trains at Times Square and Grand Central stations, a federal law enforcement source said Monday.
Najibullah Zazi and his two co-defendants wanted to inflict maximum casualties around the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the source said.

The trio, wearing homemade bombs, plotted to position themselves in the middle of busy subway cars in order to kill the most people, probably targeting the 1, 2, 3, or 6 line trains, the source said.

Since his arrest, Zazi has given authorities information about the plot. The law enforcement source said Zazi would probably have chosen September 14 for the attack, but was also considering the September 15 or 16.”

SNIPPET: “Prosecutors have said they plan one or two more arrests overseas.
Zazi is scheduled for sentencing in June.”

24 posted on 04/12/2010 5:39:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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“IDF foils Kissufim attack, terrorist killed”

SNIPPET: “Palestinian cell attempts to plant explosive device at border fence. IDF force enters Strip, opens fire. Palestinians report at least one killed in incident”

Hanan Greenberg
Published: 04.13.10, 07:33 / Israel News

SNIPPET: “An IDF force opened fire at a group of Palestinians attempting to plant an explosive device near the border fence around the Kissufim crossing in the Gaza Strip Tuesday morning.

The army said a hit of a number of members of the Palestinian cell was identified, and Gaza sources reported at least one person was killed. Three others were reportedly injured, one sustaining critical wounds. No soldiers were injured in the incident.”

25 posted on 04/12/2010 11:29:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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VOA ^ | 09 April 2010 | Scott Stearns - Dakar, Senegal
Posted on April 13, 2010 12:25:59 AM PDT by Cindy

26 posted on 04/13/2010 12:33:26 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Sheriff To Texas Border Town: ‘Arm Yourselves’”
NPR ^ | April 9, 2010 | John Burnett
Posted on April 12, 2010 6:36:17 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

27 posted on 04/13/2010 2:03:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following SNIPPET is a quote:

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

This information is current as of today, Tue Apr 13 2010 01:58:26 GMT-0700 (PDT).


April 12, 2010

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico of concerns about the security situation in Mexico, and that the authorized departure of dependents of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the Northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros has been extended until May 12. Family members of U.S. government personnel assigned to other areas of Mexico outside the Mexican border states are not affected by this departure measure. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning of March 14, 2010, to note the extension of authorized departure.

While millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year (including tens of thousands who cross the land border daily for study, tourism or business and nearly one million U.S. citizens who live in Mexico), violence in the country has increased. It is imperative that U.S. citizens understand the risks in Mexico, how best to avoid dangerous situations, and who to contact if victimized. Common-sense precautions such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas during daylight hours, and avoiding areas where prostitution and drug dealing might occur, can help ensure that travel to Mexico is safe and enjoyable.

Recent violent attacks have prompted the U.S. Embassy to urge U.S. citizens to delay unnecessary travel to parts of Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua states (see details below) and advise U.S. citizens residing or traveling in those areas to exercise extreme caution. Drug cartels and associated criminal elements have retaliated violently against individuals who speak out against them or whom they otherwise view as a threat to their organizations. These attacks include the abduction and murder of two resident U.S. citizens in Chihuahua.

Violence Along the U.S. - Mexico Border

Mexican drug cartels are engaged in violent conflict - both among themselves and with Mexican security services - for control of narcotics trafficking routes along the U.S.-Mexico border. To combat violence, the Government of Mexico has deployed military troops throughout the country. U.S. citizens should cooperate fully with official checkpoints when traveling on Mexican highways.

Some recent confrontations between Mexican authorities and drug cartel members have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades. Large firefights have taken place in towns and cities across Mexico, but occur mostly in northern Mexico, including Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Chihuahua City, Nogales, Matamoros, Reynosa and Monterrey. During some of these incidents, U.S. citizens have been trapped and temporarily prevented from leaving the area. The U.S. Mission in Mexico currently restricts its U.S. government employees’ travel within the state of Durango, the northwest quadrant of the state of Chihuahua and an area southeast of Ciudad Juarez, and all parts of the state of Coahuila south of Mexican Highways 25 and 22 and the Alamos River. This restriction was implemented in light of a recent increase in assaults, murders, and kidnappings in those three states.

The situation in northern Mexico remains fluid; the location and timing of future armed engagements cannot be predicted. Recently, the cities of Durango and Gomez Palacio in the state of Durango, and the area known as “La Laguna” in the state of Coahuila, which includes the city of Torreon, experienced sharp increases in violence. In late 2009 and early 2010, four visiting U.S. citizens were murdered in Gomez Palacio, Durango. These and several other unsolved murders in the state of Durango have caused particular concern.

A number of areas along the border continue to experience a rapid growth in crime. Robberies, homicides, petty thefts, and carjackings have all increased over the last year across Mexico, with notable spikes in Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and northern Baja California. Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana and Nogales are among the cities that have experienced public shootouts during daylight hours in shopping centers and other public venues. Criminals have followed and harassed U.S. citizens traveling in their vehicles in border areas including Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, and Tijuana. Travelers on the highways between Monterrey and other parts of Mexico to the United States (notably through Nuevo Laredo and Matamoros) have been targeted for robbery and violence and have also inadvertently been caught in incidents of gunfire between criminals and Mexican law enforcement. Such incidents are more likely to occur at night but may occur at any time.

The situation in the state of Chihuahua, specifically Ciudad Juarez, is of special concern. The U.S. Consulate General recommends that American citizens defer non-essential travel to the Guadalupe Bravo area southeast of Ciudad Juarez and to the northwest quarter of the state of Chihuahua including the city of Nuevo Casas Grandes and surrounding communities. From the United States, these areas are often reached through the Columbus, NM, and Fabens and Fort Hancock, TX, ports of entry. In both areas, American citizens have been victims of drug-related violence.

Mexican authorities report that more than 2,600 people were killed in Ciudad Juarez in 2009. Additionally, this city of 1.3 million people experienced more than 16,000 car thefts and 1,900 carjackings in 2009. U.S. citizens should pay close attention to their surroundings while traveling in Ciudad Juarez, avoid isolated locations during late night and early morning hours, and remain alert to news reports. Visa and other service seekers visiting the Consulate are encouraged to make arrangements to pay for those services using a non-cash method.

U.S. citizens are urged to be alert to safety and security concerns when visiting the border region. Criminals are armed with a wide array of sophisticated weapons. In some cases, assailants have worn full or partial police or military uniforms and have used vehicles that resemble police vehicles. While most crime victims are Mexican citizens, the uncertain security situation poses serious risks for U.S. citizens as well. U.S. citizen victims of crime in Mexico are urged to contact the consular section of the nearest U.S. consulate or Embassy for advice and assistance. Contact information is provided at the end of this message.

Crime and Violence Throughout Mexico

U.S. citizens traveling throughout Mexico should exercise caution in unfamiliar areas and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Bystanders have been injured or killed in violent attacks in cities across the country, demonstrating the heightened risk of violence in public places. In recent years, dozens of U.S. citizens living in Mexico have been kidnapped and most of their cases remain unsolved. U.S. citizens who believe they are being targeted for kidnapping or other crimes should notify Mexican law enforcement officials and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City or the nearest U.S. consulate as soon as possible. Any U.S. visitor who suspects they are a target should consider returning to the United States immediately. U.S. citizens should be aware that many cases of violent crime are never resolved by Mexican law enforcement, and the U.S. government has no authority to investigate crimes committed in Mexico.

U.S. citizens should make every attempt to travel on main roads during daylight hours, particularly the toll (”cuota”) roads, which generally are more secure. When warranted, the U.S. Embassy and consulates advise their employees as well as private U.S. citizens to avoid certain areas, abstain from driving on certain roads because of dangerous conditions or criminal activity, or recommend driving during daylight hours only. When this happens, the Embassy or the affected consulate will alert the local U.S. citizen Warden network and post the information on their respective websites, indicating the nature of the concern and the expected time period for which the restriction will remain in place.

U.S. citizen visitors are encouraged to stay in the well-known tourist areas. Travelers should leave their itinerary with a friend or family member not traveling with them, avoid traveling alone, and check with their cellular phone service providers prior to departure to confirm that their cell phone is capable of roaming on GSM or 3G international networks. Do not display expensive-looking jewelry, large amounts of money, or other valuable items. Travelers to remote or isolated hunting or fishing venues should be aware of their distance from appropriate medical, law enforcement, and consular services in an emergency situation.

Demonstrations and Large Public Gatherings

Demonstrations occur frequently throughout Mexico and usually are peaceful. However, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate to violence unexpectedly. Violent demonstrations have resulted in deaths, including that of an American citizen in Oaxaca in 2006. In 2008, a Mexican Independence Day celebration was the target of a violent attack. During demonstrations or law enforcement operations, U.S. citizens are advised to remain in their homes or hotels, avoid large crowds, and avoid the downtown and surrounding areas. Since the timing and routes of scheduled marches and demonstrations are always subject to change, U.S. citizens should monitor local media sources for new developments and exercise extreme caution while within the vicinity of protests.

The Mexican Constitution prohibits political activities by foreigners, and such actions may result in detention and/or deportation. U.S. citizens are therefore advised to avoid participating in demonstrations or other activities that might be deemed political by Mexican authorities. As is always the case in any large gathering, U.S. citizens should remain alert to their surroundings.

Further Information

For more detailed information on staying safe in Mexico, please see the Mexico Country Specific Information. Information on security and travel to popular tourist destinations is also provided in the publication: “Spring Break in Mexico- Know Before You Go!”

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s internet web site at where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, 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 United States and Canada, or, for callers from Mexico, a regular toll line at 001-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). American citizens traveling or residing overseas are encouraged to register with the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate on the State Department’s travel registration website at

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens in Mexico, please contact the U.S. Embassy or the closest U.S. Consulate. The numbers provided below for the Embassy and Consulates are available around the clock. The U.S. Embassy is located in Mexico City at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, telephone from the United States: 011-52-55-5080-2000; telephone within Mexico City: 5080-2000; telephone long distance within Mexico 01-55-5080-2000. You may also contact the Embassy by e-mail at: The Embassy’s internet address is

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Travel Alert

Bureau of Consular Affairs
This information is current as of today, Tue Apr 13 2010 02:08:06 GMT-0700 (PDT).


April 12, 2010

29 posted on 04/13/2010 2:11:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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April 12, 2010 - Newslinks

(U.S.) NYC: Zazi, Al Qaeda pals planned rush-hour attack on Grand Central, Times Square subway stations
— new details emerge as a fourth suspect is arrested in Pakistan
— plan was to have new attack between September 14 - 16, 2009 in NYC
— Fourth Suspect Arrested in NYC Subway Bombing Probe

(U.S.) Radical Muslim Cleric Lied to Qualify for U.S.-Funded College Scholarship
— Anwar al-Awlaki

US has own nuclear security issues

(U.S.) Indiana: White Supremacist-Nazi Propaganda, Hitler Book, Weapons Found in Raid of Suspected Hutaree Militia Members
— the “Turner Diaries” propaganda found was also used to inspire 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist bombing
— March 30, 2010 - Michigan: Milita Hutaree Members Indicted for Terror Plot Against Police
— April 1, 2010 - Indiana: “Christian Identity” Supporting Church Hosts White Nationalist Speaker, Plans Film Showing

(Al-Qaeda) Criminals con Al-Qaeda — with bogus nuclear material

Al Qaeda has long-standing interest in acquiring weapons-usable nuclear material - US

(Pakistan) Report: Pakistan’s nuke materials at risk

(Pakistan/U.S.) U.S. Drone Missile Strike Kills 5 Militants in Pakistan

Pakistan ISI has released two Taliban commanders: report\04\12\story_12-4-2010_pg1_8

(Pakistan) Taliban commander denies death reports - Qari Ziaur Rahman

Pakistan seeks equal access to civil nuclear technology
— Obama says US has no designs on Pak nukes

(Pakistan) Forces kill 19 Taliban in Orakzai\04\12\story_12-4-2010_pg1_6

(Pakistan) Mumbai Attacks: Pakistan’s Gilani seeks more evidence against Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) for action
— Times of India: “he also sought more evidence about Laskar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) before acting against the Pakistan-based group blamed for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 persons.”
— Obama asks Pakistan to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice
— Obama pressed Pak on terror at India’s insistence

(Pakistan) 7 killed, over 100 wounded in protest against new NWFP name

(Pakistan) “Murder of Benazir Bhutto was pre-planned conspiracy”

Pakistan’s Gilani Says He Opposes Afghan Talks With Taliban

Afghanistan: Bombers ‘fail to seize intelligence building’

Afghanistan: ‘Arms and explosive vests’ found at Helmand hospital

Afghanistan: ‘No collusion’ between Taliban and aid hospital

Afghanistan: Taleban wants prisoner swap - for two French journalists

Afghanistan: A New American Jihadi in Afghanistan, Sayfullah Al-Amriki, Appears in Video

(Afghanistan) London Times: “Nato Taleban blitz in jeopardy after troops shoot woman and child on bus”

Iraq: Blast targets Iraqi military patrol, kills 2 persons

UK: Trial of Annfield Plain teen on terrorism charges due to start tomorrow
— Nicky Davison

Northern Ireland: Bomb explodes near security Barracks

(Iran) U.S. Pushes Iran Sanctions, But Communist China Holds Back
— while the U.S. continues to ignore Communist China’s own concentration camps...

Ahwazi Organization: Iran Is Threatening Gulf States with SSMs Armed with Chemical Warheads

Gaza: Israeli forces, Gaza militants clash near border

Gaza: Al-Quds Brigades accuse Gaza forces of arresting activists

Saudi Arabia: Gov’t fears Al-Qaeda disguises

Somalia: Fighting in Somali capital kills 13-ambulance service

Greece: Six Charged With Left-Wing Terrorism in Greece

Europe ignores Iran’s deadly mix of anti-Semitism and nukes

Indonesia: Three more face trial over hotel bombings - in Jakarta

Against Totalitarianism News:

Washington DC: Tibet and Falun Gong Activists Protest Outside Nuclear Summit for China Freedom

Washington DC: 150 Chinese Americans and Supporters Rally for Chinese Freedom

“One in Every 20 Chinese Say ‘NO’ to Chinese Communist Party”

Other News:

Nigeria: New Violence in Jos - Christian Homes Burned, Explosion Injures Others

Iran: Two Christian converts from Islam to face trial April 13
— Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Amirizadeh Esmaeilabad
— Elam Ministries report
— November 2009: Iran – Elam Ministries Report: Maryam and Marzieh Released – Face New Court Date
— October 2009: Iran: Judge Charges Christian Converts with “Apostasy and Propagation of Christian Faith”

Anti-Semitic incidents rise sharply in 2009, study says

Hungary’s Jews anxious at far-right rise
European Jewish Congress: “Obsessive” anti-Semitism growing.

“French Comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala tells Iranian TV about His New Children’s Song “Holocaust Pineapple” and States: Most Slave Traders Were Jews; More Freedom of Speech in Iran Than in France”

Italy: Bishop blames Jews for attacks on Pope

Washington DC: Formerly Banned Muslim Scholar Speaks in Washington
— Tariq Ramadan speaks at Georgetown University
— Audio of Tariq Ramadan’s opening remarks

Oklahoma Groups Envision Militia to fight U.S. Federal Government

UK: Gita Sahgal, who criticized Amnesty’s ‘pro-jihadi’ links, leaves job

UK: Blog article on Amnesty International’s support of Cageprisoners now has Yvonne Ridley writing there

U.K. KFC Faces Boycott Threat From Muslims Over Halal Trial

Netherlands: Female mosque leader offers new European brand of Islam, targeting intolerance,0,4782285.story

Against Nazi News:

Russian judge gunned down in ‘neo-Nazi’ revenge killing


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30 posted on 04/13/2010 4:25:44 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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New Delhi Several Injured In Radioactive Cobalt-60 Exposure

April 12, 2010

Five people suffering serious burns were hospitalized in West New Delhi this week from contact with radioactive material in a Delhi scrap market identified as Cobalt-60 which may be used for making a dirty bomb.


Nuclear scientists from the Baba Atomic Research Center and Narora Atomic Power Plant identified the material and are working around the clock to investigate its source.

Police yet to trace the origin of Cobalt-60, the radioactive material that caused serious injuries to six persons and are awaiting the recovery of the owner of the scrap shop from where it was found three days ago to get more clarity.


AERB experts, along with Department of Atomic Energy scientists, had yesterday safely removed eight bunches of metal scraps containing sources of Cobalt-60 radioactive isotope from the West Delhi shop and transported the material to the Narora Atomic Power Station in Uttar Pradesh.

AERB has said its probe into the source of Cobalt-60 pieces may help the Delhi Police trace the route through which it landed in the shop.



31 posted on 04/13/2010 8:20:57 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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Heard this on the news a few minutes ago: “chemical fumes in the cabin, 5 crew people ill”, landed safely”

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32 posted on 04/13/2010 10:22:25 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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Thanks for the ping!

Catching up now.

33 posted on 04/13/2010 1:40:32 PM PDT by HipShot ("Remember the first rule of gunfighting... have a gun." --Colonel Jeff Cooper)
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34 posted on 04/13/2010 4:17:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Syria Gave Scuds to Hezbollah, U.S. Says”

SNIPPET: “JERUSALEM—Syria has transferred long-range Scud missiles to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Israeli and U.S. officials alleged, in a move that threatens to alter the Middle East’s military balance and sets back a major diplomatic outreach effort to Damascus by the Obama administration.”

“’Scud Crisis’ Threatens War between Israel, Hizbullah”

Beirut, 12 Apr 10, 11:28


“Is Israel Facing War with Hizbullah and Syria?”
by David Schenker
(April 6, 2010)

35 posted on 04/13/2010 10:47:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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FedEx Explosion Sparked By Batteries Being Shipped

An explosion at a FedEx Ground location in a Miramar strip mall is being called
an accident after authorities determined the blast was sparked by batteries
being shipped, authorities said.

[Miramar is North San Diego suburb...granny]


36 posted on 04/14/2010 9:05:06 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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Glad you got caught up, will attempt to get ahead of you again.

37 posted on 04/14/2010 9:06:07 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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Brussels: Riots after fatal police chase

Police chase

Early Sunday morning a special unit chased an Audi, ending up on the viaduct in Woutersbrakel, where the E19 crosses the Brussels ring road.

At about 4AM, an agent fired at the Audi driver because ‘he felt threatened’ [ed. according to another report, because his colleague was threatened]. The driver (29) died of his injuries on site. His passenger (21) tried to escape from the police by jumping from the viaduct. He was seriously injured and brought to hospital. His chances of surviving the fall are slim.


Riots Sunday

Riots started off in the Brussels suburb of Sint-Gillis Sunday night. The incident began at about at around 8pm next to the Bethlehem Square. Several youth set off small fires and threw oil on the square. Calm was restored when the police showed up and occupied the square, but then the incidents began in earnest.

Youth threw stones at the police, turned over cars and set them alight. They also threw Molotov cocktails.


Incidents on Tuesday

Three fires were set on Tuesday night in the Brussels suburbs of Sint-Gillis, Anderlecht and Sint-Jans-Molenbeek: Two cars and the entrance of a synagogue were set aflame. The synagogue fire was extinguished by neighbors, but the two cars burned down.


The group of youth stand as one behind the killed gang-member. They they don’t shun harsh language and exaggerations. In order to make their point clear, they give their fantasy free reign. “You know how old the boy that they murdered was? 17 years old. His brother sat next to him, he was 29. They didn’t have any weapon with them. They were normal boys from the neighborhood here. And you tell us, how can you be a serious bandit if you’re 17 years old?”

The Nijvel court definitely contradicts this story. The man on whom the agent opened fire was born in 1981, his friend in 1989. The gang members, who were wanted for violent raids on casinos in Brussels, were not family members.

The youth in the Bethlehem square identity without difficulties with their martyrs. The most talkative of the group, a boy of about 20, with a beard, cap and sports=shoes, has had enough of ‘everybody seeing us as bad guys’.

“We are not the problem. We’ve had enough of the police, which provokes us by killing innocents. These were people with brothers, sisters and parents. They’ve raised their sons well for years, and now they’ve been murdered by the cops. I’ll walk with you through the whole neighborhood to look for somebody who’s had a problem with them, you won’t find anybody.”

Just like with the riots in Kuregem, the security bodies are the targets. The riots in Sint-Gillis began with an attack on the local police commissioner’s office and on a police patrol car.


“And than we’ll turn this into Chicago,” another adds. “And it will be the police’s turn.” [ie, we’ll take care of them]


38 posted on 04/14/2010 9:30:43 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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Remember a few years ago, when al-qaeda had a plan to break up America?

Was it the same plan as this Russian one from December 2008?

Granny googling and finding amazing hidden bits here and there, did Russia engineer the plan for al-qaeda and for obama?

Russian Scholar Predicts U.S. Collapse in 2010

a snippet:

According to the Wall Street Journal, Panarin began talking about a divided United States at an international conference in Lintz, Austria, in 1998. His presentation to 400 delegates included a slideshow map of the United States. When he clicked a button, the map divided into five separate regions.

Panarin’s theory suggests that as the economic crisis continues, wealthy states will withhold funds from the federal government and secede from the union. He says classified analysis by Russian intelligence after the Soviet breakup predicts America will divide along ethnic and demographic lines and collapse in civil war in 2010. Additionally, the academic predicts the United States will become influenced or annexed by other nations.

Panarin’s map shows the Western United States as the California Republic, which will fall under China or Chinese influence. The Midwest will become the Central North-American Republic and be absorbed by Canada. The Southeast will become the Texas Republic and fall under Mexican influence or control. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region will become Atlantic America and possibly join the European Union. Russia will reclaim Alaska, and Hawaii will become a protectorate of Japan or China.

Panarin’s initial presentation resulted in shock among the Lintz delegates, though some did seek an autographed copy of his divided U.S. map. Panarin, a Russian nationalist who has a framed satellite image of the Bering Strait—the sliver of water that separates Russia and Alaska—in his Moscow office, insists he is not celebrating a U.S. collapse. He says Russia is too dependent on the dollar and trade. He does, however, consider the United States foreign debt a “pyramid scheme” and says “China and Russia would usurp Washington’s role as a global financial regulator.”

continues. Also w/comments

39 posted on 04/14/2010 12:57:32 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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Dominican Republic: Airport mafia and disappearing airplanes
By xxxevilgrinxxx | Published: April 14, 2010

Santo Domingo – The investigations regarding the disappearance of an airplane that left the Joaquin Balaguer International Airport at El Higuero destined for Port-au-Prince, but which turned towards Colombia, have let to the discovery of a mafia that handled clandestine flights and which used local airports. According to the investigators, these flights handled people and money.

Besides the “mysterious” disappearance on Sunday,7 March, of a Cessna 210L Centurion, serial number 21059588, and the Cessna C-210 with tail number N-2066S, last December , the authorities added yesterday the flight of a Cessna 172 AP, tail number N6028Y, to the file of “disappearing” airplanes. This was a flight that left from El Portillo Airport bound for Punta Cana and then disappeared from radars and landed in a clandestine field in Puerto Rico.


40 posted on 04/14/2010 7:21:43 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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15 April 2010
“OH ALLAH, NO!!!!”

41 posted on 04/14/2010 8:00:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Russia says Iran reactor on track for August launch”
Published: 04.15.10, 00:54 / Israel News

SNIPPET: “A nuclear reactor being built by Russia at Iran’s Bushehr plant is scheduled to open in August, the head of Russia’s state nuclear corporation said on Wednesday. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has criticized Russia’s plans to start up the nuclear power station, saying it was “premature” without further assurances on Tehran’s nuclear program.”

42 posted on 04/14/2010 8:02:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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Thanks to MamaDearest for the ping to this article:

“Fresh Terror Warnings Now Put Pets Under Scrutiny at Israeli Airports”
Written by Arieh O’Sullivan
Published Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SNIPPET: “In the cat and mouse tactics between security experts and terrorists trying to bomb airliners, dogs and cats and other family pets are the latest to suffer more intrusive security checks before flying.

Israeli security services have reportedly ordered a retooling of screening at national airports which will require suspicious animals to go through x-ray machines to make sure bombs have not been hidden inside their bodies by terrorists.

Any pet owner who refuses will not be allowed to board their flight unless they leave their pet behind, according to the Israeli Internet news site NRG. It said security screeners at airports have received new instructions requiring them to pass dogs and cats and other pets of suspicious passengers through x-ray machines.

Security officials at Ben Gurion Airport refused to discuss the matter with The Media Line. A spokeswoman for the Airport Authority would not confirm or deny the report, but said their security procedures were dictated by national agencies.”

43 posted on 04/14/2010 10:15:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: All (AP): Tokyo - "JAPAN SAYS CHINA SUBS, WARSHIPS CAME NEAR OKINAWA" (April 14, 2010) - THE JERUSALEM POST (AP): Singapore - "CHINA TO SEND IRAN GASOLINE" (April 14, 2010, 17:07)

THE MEMRI ("Source: IRNA, Iran, April 14, 2010"): "NUMBER OF CHINESE FIRMS AT TEHRAN'S EXHIBITION INCREASES THREEFOLD" (SNIPPET: "Some 929 Iranian and 401 foreign companies are participating in the 15th International Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Exhibition which is scheduled to open in Tehran's Permanent International Exhibitions Fairground from April 22-26. Some 107 Chinese companies have already registered for the event...") (Posted April 14, 2010)

44 posted on 04/15/2010 2:34:22 AM PDT by Cindy
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Volcanic Ash Halts Air Traffic Across Europe

All flights at London’s Heathrow Airport have been suspended for the rest of the
day, causing travel chaos as ash clouds from Iceland’s spewing volcano halts
air traffic across Europe.


45 posted on 04/15/2010 6:43:57 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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Good find!!

I’m at my job away from home that I get every now and then - so not much time to read/post.

Trying to keep up :)

46 posted on 04/15/2010 6:56:09 AM PDT by WestCoastGal
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April 15, 2010 - Newslinks

Afghanistan: Taliban claim victory after US leaves ‘Valley of Death’
— US troops pull out of death valley
— Taliban defiant following Marjah operation

Afghanistan: Obama reaffirms 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal
— Three U.S. lawmakers sponsor Afghan pullout plan

(Pakistan/Afghanistan) NATO forces fail to capture fleeing Taliban: Pak military official

(Pakistan/Afghanistan) Pakistan Daily Times: “critics say Islamabad is picking and choosing which groups to pursue, with little effect on the nearly nine-year Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan”\04\15\story_15-4-2010_pg7_37

(Pakistan) U.S. Drone strike kills 4 Taliban in Waziristan\04\15\story_15-4-2010_pg7_14

(Pakistan) Taliban threaten to foil plans of Mehsud tribes’ rehabilitation\04\14\story_14-4-2010_pg7_20

(Pakistan) 2 people injured in Panjgur grenade attack — bombing of barber shop\04\14\story_14-4-2010_pg7_30

(Pakistan) Girls school blown up in Bara

(Pakistan) Two girls attacked with acid in Balochistan\04\14\story_14-4-2010_pg7_8

(Pakistan) Lashkar-e-Islam ready for talks with government
— Dawn: “The banned militant group appealed the government to stop the on-going military operation in the Bara tribal region.”

India: Bomb detected on Delhi-bound train, defused

Iraq says it foiled 9/11-style plot — against Shi’ite shrines

(Iraq) Bombs and shootings kill six, injure 13 in Iraq\04\15\story_15-4-2010_pg7_38

(Iraq) Apartment building in Baghdad falls in fiery blast — police

(Iraq) Senior officer in Iraq Counter-Terrorism bureau assassinated

(U.S.) NYC Zazi Case: Imam to be sentenced in NYC subway-plot case — Ahmad Afzali
— AP: “Afzali was arrested in September as authorities scrambled to thwart a plot by Najibullah Zazi to attack subways in Manhattan.”

(U.S.) Ohio terrorist ties to al-Qaida operative revealed
— Tribune Chronicle: “Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Salahi sent Christopher Paul a fax in 1997 asking for advice on where to send would-be jihadists, or holy warriors, and later referred to Paul as ‘a man of great respect in Al-Qaida,’ according to the ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge James Robertson in the District of Columbia.”

(U.S.) Holder: NYC ‘not off the table’ as site of 9/11 terror trial

Jihad Recruitment, From the Rocky Mountains to Yemen

(UK) Police “need more powerful weapons to tackle terrorists” — Yates

Iran could have nuclear weapon in 3-5 years: top US official

(Iran) US seeks five-pronged Iran sanctions

Lebanon: Hezbollah confirms report it received scud missiles
— Syria “Strongly Denies” Scuds Going to Hezbollah
— US concerned Syria may supply Scuds to Hezbollah

Syrian Government Daily: U.S., Israel behind Moscow Bombings

Gaza: Hamas executes two Palestinians in Gaza — accused of collaborating with Israel
— Gaza: Hamas executes two for ‘informing’ for Israel

Gaza: IDF kills four Islamic Jihad men who were planting bombs

Hamas: “Blood Libel on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV – American Center for Islamic Research President Dr. Sallah Sultan: Jews Murder Non-Jews and Use Their Blood for Passover Matzos”
— on Ohio’s Sallah Sultan — also spelled Salah Sultan or Salah Soltan
— his web page - Salah Soltan

West Bank: “Israeli settlers burn Palestinian vehicle, smash others near Nablus”

Israel warns of terror threat in Egypt

Yemen stresses cleric Awlaqi wanted for Qaeda links

Somalia’s Al Shabab recruits ‘holy warriors’ with $400 bonus

(Canada) Video of alleged terror leader shown in court — Fahim Ahmad

(Canada) CSIS destroyed Harkat records: Lawyer

(Turkey) Seven PKK rebels surrender to Turkish forces

EU: Court fines Italy for deporting terrorist Mourad Trabelsi

Netherlands: Number 3 on the PVV list was radical imam’s lawyer

Philippines: 12 dead as Muslim militants attack Philippine city

Philippines: Bishop fears for life as Muslim separatists attack city

Philippines troops hunt Abu Sayyaf militants after terrorist bombings on Basilan

Australia: Top terrorist recruiter of Al-Qaeda at Sydney mosque — Anwar al-Awlaki
— apparently in November 2009
— Canberra Times: “Since Mr Awlaki’s lecture, all speakers must now be approved by the mosque.”
— Australian Federal Govt looking into Al Qaeda sermon reports

Indonesia: Terrorist involved in the beheading of three Christian female students killed in Aceh
— Enal Tao

Indonesia: Two dead and scores injured after violent clashes in Jakarta over fate of tomb of Muslim cleric

Indonesia: 1,000 police officers deployed for Islamist rally
— AKI: “Thursday’s rally was due to include members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and the Betawi Brotherhood Forum (FBR), whose members were also involved in Wednesday’s standoff.”

Burma: Nine killed in bomb blasts in Myanmar’s main city: official

Colombia: Chiquita Faces New Claims by Families Over Colombia Terrorism

War on Women News:

(Pakistan) Male lawyers throw acid on female lawyer in Multan
— Pakistan Daily Times: “he victim suffered serious burn injuries and was shifted to the Nishtar Hospital in Multan.”\04\15\story_15-4-2010_pg7_7

(Pakistan) Two girls attacked with acid in Balochistan\04\14\story_14-4-2010_pg7_8

(Pakistan) Girls school blown up in Bara

Congo rape crisis ‘increasing’
— Daily Telegraph: “As many as 14 women are raped every day in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, almost half of them in broad daylight and more than half in their own homes, according to a study published on Thursday.”

India: Hindu Khap leaders protest verdict in “honor killing”

Other News:

Somalia: Islamists order Somali radio stations to stop playing music

Nigeria: Islamic Preaching Bill may breach peace?

Wall Street Journal: “Amnesty International and Jihad - Why is a human rights group working with a Taliban supporter?”

UK: “Students” of Anti-Democracy, Islamic Supremacist Leader Attack UK Legislator George Galloway

UK: Teen arrested following damage to Muslim graves

French Government Bans Egyptian Al-Rahma TV – Based on MEMRI Research

Bosnia: Karadzic ‘called for Muslim homes to be attacked’

(U.S.) Dad sues ‘Thank God for Dead Soldiers’ church
— “Westboro Baptist Church” hate group

Pakistan: “NWFP officially renamed as Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa”

Pakistani Christian demand Separate Christian Province
— Pakistan Christian Post: “The PCC President warned government of Pakistan that renaming NWFP as Khyber-Pukhtunkhawa is foundation to break Pakistan and Pakistani Christians have reservations on 18th Amendment.”

Canada: Sharia MasterCard for Canada

Against Totalitarianism News:

Human Rights Group Launches “North Korea: 50,000 for 50,000” Campaign

North Korea Freedom Week to Be Held in Seoul April 25-May 1

Washington Rally Celebrates Eroding Communist Influence in China
— speakers include Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.)’s Jeffrey Imm

Against Nazi News:

UK: White Supremacist Nazis Accused of Terror Plot — Father and Son Team of Ian and Nicky Davison

Virginia: Nazi William White Sentenced to Prison for Threats

Germany - John Demjanjuk trial: Court expert says ‘Nazi guard’ ID card authentic

Against Racial Supremacism News:

Florida: KKK Fliers Distributed in Flagler County

Colorado: Boulder Student Arrested In Ethnic Intimidation Case - Threats To Kill Minorities Found At 2 Schools


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47 posted on 04/15/2010 1:22:49 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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To: WestCoastGal

Glad you found some work, even if part time.

I worked that google search for 3 days, interesting search,
something like “Kgb refuses to open their files.

Knowing that the KGB trains the jihadi and has all along, it fit in that they would have the map, LOL to me.

48 posted on 04/15/2010 8:22:57 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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To: All

Exclusive: ‘Dirty’ Nuke Attack in New Delhi?
Family Security Matters ^ | April 15, 2010 | Paul Williams, PhD

Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2010 5:34:29 PM by Candor7

While the White House was engaged in hosting a Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., a major nuclear incident occurred in India that escaped the attention of the international press.

Five people suffering from serious radiological burns were hospitalized in West New Delhi this week from contact with nuclear material in a Delhi scrap market.

The material has been identified as Cobalt-60 which may be used for making a dirty bomb.

49 posted on 04/15/2010 8:25:46 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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To: All; WestCoastGal

Here is another ‘thinking’ post.

An hour ago, the Vegas Police Dispatcher sent Officers to check a report of ‘juveniles’ who were turning off the power to the local residences.

Of all the calls that I have heard that was a first time for it, it makes me ask “where did the idea come from”, or should it have been on which site did you learn that trick.

Not something that I would have thought of, as a teen or even expected my kids to think of. Or know how to do.

50 posted on 04/15/2010 8:30:00 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage-
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