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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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To: All; JustPiper; tubavil; thecabal; Revel; Kinetic; Donna Lee Nardo; Honestly; ExSoldier; HipShot; ..

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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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...)

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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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“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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“Al-Qaeda Affiliated E-Journal: ‘The Sea is The Next Strategic Step Towards Controlling The World And Restoring The Islamic Caliphate’”

SNIPPET: “On April 26, 2008, the Islamist website Al-Ikhlas posted an article from Jihad Press, an e-journal reportedly linked to Al-Qaeda, which urges the mujahideen to establish naval terror cells.”

21 posted on 05/01/2008 5:09:18 PM PDT by Cindy
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Coalition Forces in Iraq Kill, Detain Terrorism Suspects

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2008 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed and captured suspected terrorists in various operations around Iraq over the past two days, military officials reported.

During operations in Iraq today:

— Coalition surveillance teams in the Tigris River Valley, 85 miles south of Mosul, saw armed men entering a vehicle behind a targeted building. Coalition aircraft engaged the vehicle and killed five of them. The vehicle then erupted with secondary explosions, indicating that weapons and ammunition likely were inside. Ground forces killed an additional suspected terrorist in the raid and detained another.

— An air weapons team used a Hellfire missile to engage and kill three enemy fighters in a vehicle around 2 a.m. in northeastern Baghdad. Earlier in the evening, coalition forces saw the men placing a homemade explosive before fleeing in the vehicle.

— Coalition aircraft struck a known Iranian-backed senior “special groups” leader in the Sadr City section of Bagdad at 2:17 p.m. The leader is responsible for criminal acts against Iraqi citizens and coalition forces, according to military intelligence. It is unclear whether the air strike injured or killed the targeted suspect, officials said.

— Troops captured an alleged suicide-car-bombing associate in Abu Ghraib, 10 miles west of Baghdad, and another man believed to be preparing to carry out a suicide attack.

— Iraqi and coalition forces in Tuz, some 50 miles south of Kirkuk, detained two suspected terrorists while targeting an individual believed to have long-standing ties to the local al-Qaida in Iraq network.

— Coalition troops captured two wanted individuals in Mosul during a raid targeting associates of al-Qaida in Iraq leaders.

— Coalition forces captured an alleged bombing network associate in Beiji.

In Iraq yesterday:

— Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, came under indirect fire and heavy machine gun fire from a vehicle in northeastern Baghdad. The soldiers retaliated and killed seven attackers.

— Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, saw enemy fighters loading multiple rockets onto a launch sled in Sadr City at about 3 p.m. The soldiers engaged the men before they could fire the rockets, killing five of them. About 20 minutes later, troops killed another man as he attempted to recover the rockets, which coalition forces later destroyed.

— Attackers in Sadr City fired rocket-propelled grenades at soldiers from 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment. The soldiers returned fire and killed three enemy fighters.

— Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, received rocket-propelled-grenade and small-arms fire while emplacing barriers in northeastern Baghdad. The troops returned fire and killed three enemy fighters.

— Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, operating an unmanned aerial vehicle, witnessed two armed men, including one bearing a rifle on the rooftop of a house. Soldiers fired one Hellfire missile from the UAV, killing both enemy fighters and destroying their weapon.

— Enemy fighters attacked soldiers with small-arms fire in northeastern Baghdad around 8:10 p.m. The soldiers retaliated and killed two attackers.

— Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, positively identified an Iranian-backed “special groups” operative with an RPK machine gun. Acting in self-defense, the soldiers returned fire and killed the individual.

— Troops captured a wanted man and detained an additional suspect while targeting al-Qaida in Iraq operatives in Baghdad’s Mansour neighborhood. The wanted man is believed to be associated with an al-Qaida in Iraq leader responsible for car bombing and suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital.

— Coalition forces captured two suspected al-Qaida in Iraq terrorists in Mosul, using information gleaned from an April 21 operation. One suspect is a wanted man allegedly associated with several senior terrorist leaders in the city.

— Iraqi and coalition forces nabbed an alleged al-Qaida in Iraq operative in Kirkuk and an additional suspected terrorist. The alleged operative is believed to have ties to senior terrorist leaders both in Kirkuk and Mosul.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

22 posted on 05/01/2008 5:12:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Title of Video: Indian Cleric Ashraf Mohamedy: Every Muslim Should Be a Terrorist against the Anti-Social Elements in Society”

“Clip #1751 Broadcast: April 22, 2008”



April 22, 2008 Clip No. 1751
“Indian Cleric Ashraf Mohamedy: Every Muslim Should Be a Terrorist against the Anti-Social Elements in Society”

SNIPPET: “Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Indian cleric Ashraf Mohamedy, which aired on Peace TV on April 22, 2008:”

23 posted on 05/01/2008 5:22:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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May 1, 2008
“Freed from Gitmo, he blows himself up in Iraq”


stepping back in time...

July 29, 2007
“Freed Guantanamo inmates return to jihad”

24 posted on 05/01/2008 5:27:31 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following news brief is a quote:,7340,L-3538465,00.html

Qassam falls near Nahal Oz; no injuries
Published: 05.01.08, 19:01 / Israel News

A Qassam rocket fired toward Israel from northern Gaza fell close to the security fence in the Nahal Oz area.

There were no injuries and no damage was done. (Shmuli


Note: The following news brief is a quote:,7340,L-3538455,00.html

Qassam launched toward Israel lands on Palestinian side
Published: 05.01.08, 18:32 / Israel News

A Qassam rocket fired from northern Gaza failed to reach Israel and landed in Palestinian territory. No injuries were reported. (Shmulik Hadad)

25 posted on 05/01/2008 5:35:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC)

“News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation”
April 22-29, 2008
(April 30, 2008)

26 posted on 05/01/2008 5:37:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thank you!

27 posted on 05/01/2008 6:06:41 PM PDT by angcat (Indian name "She who yells too much")
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Thanks, Ian.
28 posted on 05/01/2008 6:35:29 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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“Armed citizen dials 911 and waits...and waits...and waits... (Video)” ^ | 04/28/2008 | Chad D. Baus
Posted on May 1, 2008 7:23:44 PM PDT by lowbridge


See Videos Here:


1 posted on May 1, 2008 7:23:44 PM PDT by lowbridge

29 posted on 05/01/2008 7:29:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 1, 2008

Statement by the President on Burma

White House News

The people of Burma have long awaited the opportunity to live in a true democracy. The referendum vote scheduled for May 10, 2008 could have been that opportunity. However, Than Shwe and his regime are ensuring that the referendum vote will be on a dangerously flawed constitution, and will not be free, fair, or credible. They continue to ignore calls from the Burmese people and the international community for a genuine process that could result in a legitimate constitution reflecting the will of the people, and they continue to carry out a campaign to intimidate voters, and to arrest those who dare speak out against the flaws of the referendum and draft constitution.

The regime has not acted on any of the measures called for by the United Nations Security Council and does not cooperate with Special Advisor Ibrahim Gambari. We have called for the early release of all political prisoners; implementation of measures to address the political, economic, humanitarian, and human rights issues that are of concern; and the creation of necessary conditions for a genuine dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all concerned parties and ethnic groups in order to achieve an inclusive national reconciliation. Furthermore, the regime has refused offers from Mr. Gambari to provide technical assistance or international monitors for the pending referendum.

Laura and I are committed to work for the people of Burma and help in their struggle to free themselves from the regime’s tyranny. I have signed a new Executive Order that will block all property and interests in property of designated individuals and entities determined to be owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, the Government of Burma or an official or officials of the Government of Burma. This Executive Order expands existing authorities that allow the United States Government to target those who are responsible for supporting, empowering, and enriching the Burmese regime - a regime that exploits and oppresses the people of Burma.

The United States will continue to pressure Burma’s rulers until they respond to the legitimate calls of the Burmese people for a genuine dialogue leading to a democratic transition.

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30 posted on 05/01/2008 7:38:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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“New Jihad Watch: Watch your language”

31 posted on 05/01/2008 7:42:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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AMERICAN "FLYING BLIND IN THE WAR ON TERROR" by Patrick Poole (April 30, 2008)

HUMAN "NO JIHADIS HERE!" by Robert Spencer (April 29, 2008)

INVESTIGATIVE "DANGEROUS WORD GAMES" by Steven Emerson (April 25, 2008)






32 posted on 05/01/2008 7:42:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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33 posted on 05/01/2008 9:57:35 PM PDT by oneolcop
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ADDING 1 link to post no. 32:

“The Continuing Debate Over ‘Jihadists’ As The Enemy”
By Jeffrey Imm
(April 30, 2008)

34 posted on 05/01/2008 10:21:27 PM PDT by Cindy
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RECAP and UPDATED: - TERRORISM MONITOR: "EUROPOL REVEALS TRENDS IN JIHADI TERRORISM IN EUROPE" by Thomas Renard (May 1, 2008) "UK CENTRE OF ISLAMIST TERROR IN EUROPE: EUROPOL" (April 28, 2008, 1604 hrs IST, PTI) - MIDDLE EAST TIMES: "EUROPE FACING RADICALIZATION OVER THE WEB" by Olivier Guitta (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Al-Qaida uses the web for four different tasks: propaganda; communication, mostly to instruct those in the field; training future combatants, a kind of online university of terrorism; and to send messages to the enemy, mostly to the West.") (Published April 20, 2008)

35 posted on 05/01/2008 10:22:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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April 30, 2008

“National Security Division Launches New Office of Intelligence”

PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET: “WASHINGTON, D.C. – Patrick Rowan, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, today announced the formal launch of the Office of Intelligence within the Justice Department’s National Security Division (NSD). The reorganization creates three new sections within the Office of Intelligence dedicated to the NSD’s three primary intelligence related functions – operations, oversight and litigation.

The Department of Justice has played a critical role in the nation’s effort to prevent acts of terrorism and to thwart hostile foreign intelligence activities. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Department’s Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (OIPR) has grown dramatically because of the steady increase in the number of applications it has handled under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in an effort to ensure that Intelligence Community agencies have the authority necessary to conduct intelligence operations.

The creation of NSD in September 2006 brought OIPR under the umbrella of NSD and presented an opportunity to review the office’s structure and expanding mission. Based on this review, the NSD decided to modify the structure of the office, given that its intelligence staff has grown from fewer than 20 lawyers in 2000 to almost 100 today, and that its intelligence operations have increased with the rise in FISA caseload. Moreover, the office has assumed an expanded role in conducting intelligence oversight and in coordinating FISA-related litigation.”

36 posted on 05/01/2008 10:36:29 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Detection Rates for Malware in the Wild”
by Dancho Danchev

37 posted on 05/01/2008 10:50:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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“DHS Unveils Small Vessel Security Strategy”
(April 28, 2008)

38 posted on 05/01/2008 10:54:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Moroccan police arrest terror convict who escaped prison”
Thu May 1, 4:44 PM ET

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “RABAT, Morocco - Moroccan police have arrested one of nine convicts who escaped from prison in April and were linked to deadly 2003 terrorist attacks in Casablanca, the official MAP news agency said Thursday.

Police arrested Mohamed Chetbi and two men who helped him to hide out, the agency said. It did not say where the arrests occurred or provide other information.

Chetbi and eight others tunneled to freedom in the town of Kinitra, about 30 miles northeast of the capital, Rabat. The disappearances were discovered April 7, the Justice Ministry said at the time.”

39 posted on 05/01/2008 11:28:47 PM PDT by Cindy
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“The Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s ‘Education Wing’”

by IPT
IPT News
May 1, 2008

40 posted on 05/01/2008 11:42:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Iran Presses Ahead With Proposed Natural Gas Cartel”
By Patrick Goodenough International Editor
May 01, 2008

41 posted on 05/02/2008 2:16:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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Inside the Ring
By Bill Gertz
May 2, 2008
“Mughniyah hit”

424 posted on May 2, 2008 2:32:08 AM PDT by Cindy

42 posted on 05/02/2008 2:33:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Al-Arian Boycott”
By Reut R. Cohen and Jonathan Constantine Movroydis | Friday, May 02, 2008

43 posted on 05/02/2008 2:35:30 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Deadly virus spreads in China, 21 children die:”
Published: 05.02.08, 08:40 / Israel News

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “A deadly virus has spread rapidly in eastern China, killing at least 21 children and infecting nearly 3,000, Xinhua news agency said on Friday.”

44 posted on 05/02/2008 2:44:37 AM PDT by Cindy
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Thanks for all your pings.

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I don’t have a ping list Quix (nwctwx does), but I’m glad you’re reading our posts.

46 posted on 05/02/2008 3:11:40 AM PDT by Cindy
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APO AE 09342

RELEASE No. 20080501-11
May 1, 2008

Iraqi Special Operations Forces capture Special Groups commander (Baghdad)

Multi-National Corps – Iraq PAO

BALAD, Iraq – Iraqi Special Operations Forces, advised by U.S. Special Forces captured a Special Groups commander in Baghdad April 30.

ISOF conducted the operation to detain the Special Groups commander who has been leading attacks against Iraqi and Coalition forces in the area. The man is believed to be a weapons smuggler, and is reported to conduct improvised explosive device and indirect fire attacks.

Intelligence reports link him to an IED attack in October 2007 that killed four U.S. soldiers, and a mortar attack in October 2007 that killed one U.S. Soldier.

During the operation, ISOF received small-arms fire from enemy fighters.

Two armed individuals were seen running towards ISOF soldiers and were shot and killed.

“The detention of this suspect will likely affect the ability of Special Groups criminals to conduct attacks against Iraqi and Coalition forces in the area, and will possibly lead to the detention of additional criminals in the area,” said Col. Bill Buckner, Multi-National Division – Iraq spokesman.


47 posted on 05/02/2008 3:19:18 AM PDT by Cindy
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RELEASE No. 20080502-03
May 2, 2008

MND-B, ISF find several weapons caches thanks to precision raids, Iraqi citizens (Baghdad)

Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers, along with their Iraqi Security Forces partners and Iraqi citizens, confiscated multiple caches of improvised-explosive devices, bomb-making materials and weapons across Baghdad May 1.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. in southern Baghdad, Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, seized two Dragonov sniper rifles, an Explosively Formed Penetrator IED, and an MP-5 machine gun from the back of a vehicle.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, discovered a weapons cache west of Baghdad, hidden in a field that contained a bag of unknown explosives, two 122 mm mortar rounds, 120 rocket boosters, 544 antitank rounds, seven Russian made rockets of various sizes, 100 .50-caliber rounds, a box of miscellaneous IED-making materials, two command detonation wires, 100 blasting caps, detonation cord and four unknown rocket caps.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. April 30, MND-B Soldiers acted on tips from local citizens within the Rashid district of southern Baghdad and seized various weapons and munitions.

While conducting a combat patrol, Soldiers from Company A, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, attached to the 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., were approached by a local citizen who informed them about a cache consisting of three rocket propelled grenades and a launcher.

Elsewhere in the Karb De Gla community, a local citizen approached the area’s Joint Security Station to turn in a 60 mm mortar round he found.

Iraqi National Police from the 1st Battalion, 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, working in the Abu T’shir community, reported finding a hand grenade.

“Thanks to the increasing efforts of Iraqi citizens, the Raider Brigade continues to find and destroy enemy munitions in efforts to provide a safe and secure environment,” said Maj. Dave Olson, the spokesman for the 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. “Soldiers of the 1st ‘Raider’ Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Multi-National Division – Baghdad, remain committed to supporting the ISF in their fight against terrorism and the criminals who are targeting innocent Iraqis.”


48 posted on 05/02/2008 3:20:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Sadr City barrier ‘a magnet’ for Mahdi Army attacks”
May 2, 2008 1:36 AM


“US troops kill 28 Mahdi fighters in Sadr City”
May 1, 2008 9:38 AM

49 posted on 05/02/2008 3:22:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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Iraq Awakening Councils Warn Iran

Ali Hatem, head of the Awakening Councils in Iraq, has warned Iranians and their supporters in Iraq against attacking Iraqi citizens, particularly tribal members in Iraq.

Hatem threatened to expel the Iranian ambassador from Iraq if Iran continues to interfere in its affairs.

Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, April 30, 2008

Posted at: 2008-04-30

50 posted on 05/02/2008 3:24:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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