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Posted on 05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT by nwctwx

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U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism

As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways.

According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success."

While the United States has so far been spared this type of strike in its own waters, terrorists have used small boats to attack in other countries. Read More

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May 2008
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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Al-Qaeda is Still 'Greatest Threat'
Threat Matrix Highlight
The West faces its "greatest terrorist threat" from a revamped Al-Qaeda movement using a new safe haven in Pakistan to increase attacks there and elsewhere, the U.S. government warned Wednesday.

Al-Qaeda and affiliates have recovered some of their pre-September 11, 2001 "operational capabilities" in part by using the new sanctuary just across from their old one in Afghanistan, the State Department said in a report.

Attacks in Pakistan more than doubled last year, and rose in Afghanistan, officials said. Read More

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1 posted on 05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT by nwctwx
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Ping to May TM

2 posted on 05/01/2008 3:07:41 PM PDT by nwctwx
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Thanks once again for getting us to yet another thread. You’re awesome Ian.

3 posted on 05/01/2008 3:12:36 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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Thanks, Ian. Ever watchful here in Va.

4 posted on 05/01/2008 3:13:31 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (It's a fine line between Guardian Angel and Stalker.)
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To: nwctwx

Take a bow, Ian.

Thanks again.

5 posted on 05/01/2008 3:19:20 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: nwctwx

Thanks, nw. Good job as usual. It’s May already?!?!

6 posted on 05/01/2008 3:33:25 PM PDT by LucyT
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FBI busts “special interest” illegals

May 1, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - FBI agents on Wednesday busted 10 people they termed “special interest illegal aliens” for allegedly trying to use fraudulent documents to get New Mexico drivers licenses.

A Motor Vehicle Division employee alerted police several weeks ago about what the employee believed to be a fraudulent attempt to get a license, according to an FBI news release.

Albuquerque police called the FBI, which worked with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to investigate the incident.

The investigation showed that several New Mexico residents had allegedly been fabricating proof of residence documents to allow people from out of the country to obtain authentic licenses.

The FBI said the New Mexico residents were themselves illegal immigrants.

While the FBI isn’t saying which countries the 10 came from, the news release said “certain countries are associated with special national security concerns,” and that using the term “special interest alien” depends on which a given person is from.

According to the news release, investigators are still working on the investigation, and believe that dozens of “special interest illegal aliens” may have obtained New Mexico licensees using fraudulent documents.

7 posted on 05/01/2008 3:36:17 PM PDT by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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New ultrasensitive assay detects most poisonous substance known

Snippets: Scientists at City of Hope and the California Department of Public Health have developed a new ultrasensitive assay to detect botulinum neurotoxin. The toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known that can cause life-threatening disease, and is considered a major potential bioterrorism threat agent.

he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identify botulinum neurotoxin as one of six "maximum threat" bioterrorism agents due to its potency, lethality and ease of production and transport. One gram of botulinum toxin could kill more than 1 million people, according to a 2001 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Report slams US food safety system

Snippets: The current system that guarantees the safety of food in the United States is in a state of crisis, a new report finds.

"One in four Americans are sickened by food-borne illness each year, that's 76 million people," Jeffrey Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health said during a morning teleconference Wednesday. "That number is far too high, and major gaps in our nation's food safety system are to blame."

"The major problem with the current food safety system is that no one person is in charge," Levi said. "Instead, there are total of 15 federal agencies that play a role in administering some 30 laws related to food safety."

8 posted on 05/01/2008 3:54:40 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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Wow, that’s some potent stuff!

Side note. If we get the predicted storm, we will probably lose power for a few days. Snowing like crazy now and with the wind blowing up 60MPH gusts, we will get some power lines down. We’ve stocked up on water, food, candles, etc.

Gotta love this Gore Bull warming!

9 posted on 05/01/2008 4:08:16 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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7 sentened in prostitution ring that trafficked illegal aliens

Seven people accused of running an Upstate prostitution ring that authorities said trafficked in as many as 100 illegal aliens from Central and South America over the course of the past two years were sentenced today in federal court.

51 illegal aliens discovered in Arizona house

Border Patrol agents apprehended 51 illegal immigrants hiding inside a house Tuesday morning in Nogales, Arizona. Inside the home, agents discovered 41 males, seven females and three unaccompanied juveniles, all Mexican citizens.

Failure to deport cited ascause behind continued crime woes

Federal immigration officials failed to deport an illegal immigrant facing gang-related charges who is now charged with murdering a rival in a Springfield Mall parking lot.

Woman suspected of making fake IDs in her home

Deputies searched her home Friday and turned up counterfeit Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and resident alien cards, along with other documents and $2,500 cash, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

10 posted on 05/01/2008 4:13:56 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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11 posted on 05/01/2008 4:17:29 PM PDT by Godzilla (I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Gotta love this Gore Bull warming!

It's a crock. Photos of our driveway this winter appear to be from the arctic or antarctic. It DID warm up Gore's corporate bank account though (and is now an advertising company and media reporting* bonnanza).

*Green equates to the color of money and the greenies they perceive us to be as they attempt to fleece us in the name of carbon credits.

12 posted on 05/01/2008 4:37:28 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: nwctwx

Thank you very much nw.
I appreciate your web thread design and info.

13 posted on 05/01/2008 4:43:09 PM PDT by Cindy
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: Before, During and After






14 posted on 05/01/2008 4:45:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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15 posted on 05/01/2008 4:47:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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A SMALL SAMPLER of sites/articles I looked at in April:


The REPORT IT Resource Links:

REWARDS FOR "WANTED TERRORISTS" (View Posters. Read More...) "MOST WANTED TERRORISTS" (View Posters. Read More...) - War On Terrorism: "SEEKING INFORMATION" (View Posters. Read More...) - Public Information: "MOST WANTED" (View Posters. Read More...) "ZAHAR: WE HAVE 200,000 SUICIDE BOMBERS" (Updated April 29, 2008, 20:56) (Read More...)

Travel.State.Gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - Bureau of Consular Affairs: "TRAVEL ALERT China" (April 25, 2008) (Read More...)

Travel.State.Gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - Bureau of Consular Affairs: "OLYMPICS 2008 FACT SHEET (CHINA)" (Read More...)

JIHAD "HAMAS PLANNING UNMANNED AERIAL DRONES: 'It was not clear how the aircraft was going to be used or who would be targeted.' ... REALLY?" (April 27, 2008) (Read More...)

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Link (Watch videos here.) "WOMEN & KIDS: THE NEW SOLDIERS OF TERROR" by Vicky Nanjappa (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Shaheen Force, the women's wing of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India, is spreading its tentacles all over India.") (Last Updated April 24, 2008, 13:15 IST) (Read More...)



COUNTERTERRORISM "AL QAEDA OFFICIALLY HATES THE COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG" by Andrew Cochran (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "When I started this website in January 2005, I never envisioned that that Al Qaeda would target us for a hit piece over the Internet. Well, voila, the blessed day has arrived. The wonderful folks at the SITE Intelligence Group found the item below on Al-Ekhlaas, one of Al-Qaida's central messaging forums on the Internet, which has begun a new series in English titled, "Watching and Monitoring the Jihad Media Watchers." They passed along the item below to Evan Kohlmann, who sent it to me, and I want to share it with our readers and contributors. They also passed out a "Badge of Honor" to SITE, Evan Kohlmann, IntelCenter, the NEFA Foundation, and Internet Haganah (my congrats to them.") (April 16, 2008) (Read More...)
THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "To Our Fans on Ekhlaas" (April 14, 2008) (Read More...)

Link London - "PIRACY FIGURES UP BY 20% FOR FIRST QUARTER OF 2008" (April 16, 2008) (Read More...)


TRAVEL.STATE.GOV - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - Travel Alert: "MEXICO" (April 14, 2008) (Read More...) - THE JERUSALEM POST: "HIGH ALERT TO PEAK OVER THE WEEKEND" (Updated April 16, 2008, 9:04) (Read More...) - THE JERUSALEM POST: "WARNING URGES ISRAELIS TO LEAVE SINAI" (Updated April 14, 2008, 20:32) (Read More...) London: "SMITH SAYS MONITORING 30 U.K. TERRORISM PLOTS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: ""We task the police and the security agencies with protecting us ... There are 22,000 individuals they are monitoring. There are 200 networks. There are 30 active plots," she said.") (April 12, 2008) (Read More...) - JERUSALEM POST: "CLASSIFIED IDF INFORMATION OPEN TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK" by Amir Mizroch (Updated April 13, 2008, 7:11) (Read More...)

YNET "HAMAS THREATENS TO KILL ISRAELI MINISTERS" (Published April 12, 2008, 22:02) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...)

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SOUTHTOWN - Sun-Times News Group: "THREAT AT SAINT XAVIER CLOSES NEARBY SCHOOLS" by Frank Main (April 14, 2008) (Read More...) (Note: School Reopened.) - The News at OU: "CAMPUS SAFETY ALERT: OU CLOSED" (Updated April 13, 2008, 8:40 p.m.) (Read More...)

CHICAGO "ST. XAVIER CLOSES AFTER THREAT FOUND University officials say message warned of attack next week" (April 11, 2008, 11:05 pm CDT) (Read More...) - HOUSTON CHRONICLE: "SEARCH CONTINUES FOR LOST EXPLOSIVES IN LIBERTY COUNTY" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Anyone with information about the devices is asked to call the Liberty County Sheriff's Office at 936-336-4500 or the Liberty County Emergency Management Office at 936-334-3219.") (April 11, 2008, 1:13pm) (Read More...)

YNET "IDF KILLS RESTAURANT POISONING MASTERMIND" (Published April 18, 2008, 07:54) (Read More...) - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER (IICC): "The Israeli security forces exposed two Palestinians from Nablus who admitted they planned to poison the food in the restaurant in Ramat Gan where they worked illegally." (April 13, 2008) (Read More...)


YNET "SHIN BET THWARTS MASS RESTAURANT POISONING Two Palestinian employees detained mere days before they planned to lace food at Ramat Gan grill bar with tasteless, odorless toxin" (Published April 10, 2008, 16:38) (Read More...)

YNET "DANISH INTEL SEES INCREASED TERROR THREAT" (Published April 10, 2008, 20:58) (Read More...) "A Look at More Than Cartoons" (Read More...) "ISRAELI BUS DAMAGED IN SHOOTING ATTACK NEAR NABLUS" (April 10, 2008, 22:44) (Read More...)

THREATS "THINKING ABOUT THE UNTHINKABLE" by Michael Tanji (April 7, 2008, 4:57 pm) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON "SRI LANKAN REBELS SET UP U.S. BRANCH" by Jen Haberkorn (April 7, 2008) (Read More...)



Link (pdf) (Read More...) (pdf)

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YNET "SHIN BET FEARS ATTACK ON ISRAELI PLANE" (Published April 4, 2008, 09:23) (Read More...)

THREATS "URBAN VULNERABILITY TO TERROR -- A DIFFERENT LOOK" by Jay Fraser (April 2, 2008) (Read More...)" target="_blank"> - Remarks as Prepared: Dirksen Senate Office Building - "Testimony of Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Charles E. Allen before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, "Assessing the Nuclear Attack Threat"" (April 2, 2008) (Read More...)

Link - TERRORISM FOCUS: "THE JIHADI QUEST FOR HOME-MADE AIR TRANSPORT" by Abdul Hameed Bakier (April 22, 2008) (Read More...)

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!@#$% (April 1, 2008) - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report - Philippines: "WARDEN MESSAGE: ZAMBOANGA CITY (PHILIPPINES) KIDNAPPING THREAT" (April 1, 2008)

16 posted on 05/01/2008 4:49:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thank you!

17 posted on 05/01/2008 4:51:37 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG... "May Day May Day" for Iranian Pres. Imanutjob?)
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April 30, 2008

“ICE arrests U.S. citizen and 24 illegal aliens employed by a private contractor to work at Little Rock National Airport
ICE’s critical infrastructure protection mission makes a priority of airports”

PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET: “LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today arrested one U.S. citizen and 24 illegal aliens, employed by Naylor Concrete of Oklahoma City, performing contract work at the Little Rock National Airport.

Chance Coran, 25, a U.S. citizen, was arrested at the worksite, where he was the supervisor of a concrete crew working on airport property. Coran was arrested on an outstanding warrant for driving while intoxicated. ICE agents encountered the illegal alien workers while attempting to identify subjects working at the construction site.

The company that hired the workers was identified as Naylor Concrete, a sub-contractor working on the constructions site.

Twenty-three of the illegal aliens arrested were identified as male Mexican nationals. One of the illegal aliens was identified as being from Peru. All have been placed in removal proceedings for being in violation of U.S. immigration laws. Their immigration status makes it illegal for them to work in the United States. This law enforcement action was part of ICE’s ongoing efforts to target illegal workers with access to critical infrastructure worksites around the country, such as U.S. military installations, nuclear plants, airports and seaports.

At this time, none of those arrested have been identified as having worked at the Little Rock National Airport in the past.”

18 posted on 05/01/2008 4:54:50 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: Photo included.


“Kidnapped Pilot Robert Wiles is Still Missing”
By Annie Jacobsen

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “According to the FBI, Robert Wiles is a pilot who flies company planes to meetings throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. According to public records, the Wiles family business had $8.5 million in sales last year and has 105 employees.

Robert Wiles is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, and has hazel eyes and brown hair. Any one who believes they have seen him should contact the Tampa FBI office at 813.253.1000.”

19 posted on 05/01/2008 4:59:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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More Details UPDATE:

Note: The following text is a quote:

U.S. Strikes Known al-Qaida Target in Somalia

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2008 – U.S. Central Command conducted a strike against a known al-Qaida target in Somalia yesterday, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

The strike was near Dusa Mareb, north of the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

U.S. officials would not confirm news reports that the strike killed Aden Hashi Ayro, the head of al-Qaida in Somalia, nor the means used in the strike.

“When you have something like this, there is a certain amount of analysis that goes on,” said Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman. “While you are conducting that analysis, you want to be careful not to provide any information that potentially could be of use to the enemy.”

Whitman said the strike is an example of U.S. policy in the war on terror.

“We will pursue terrorists worldwide,” he said. “The U.S. is committed to identifying, locating, capturing and, if necessary, killing terrorists wherever they operate, train, plan their operations, or seek safe havens.”

News reports said the strike killed eight people. U.S. officials have no information that substantiates any civilians being killed or injured. As a general rule, U.S. planners seek to minimize any affect of such strikes in civilians, a U.S. Central Command official said, noting that in many cases, planners abort a strike rather than endanger civilians.

20 posted on 05/01/2008 5:02:19 PM PDT by Cindy
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