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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Twenty-Seven

Posted on 06/02/2005 9:27:09 PM PDT by nwctwx

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The Threat Matrix

The title refers to a daily report given to the president of the United States detailing the most serious terrorist threats against the country. To tackle those threats, the government has formed a top-notch task force to infiltrate the terror cells and cut off the danger.

"Every morning, the president receives a list of the top ten terrorist threats - this list is known as the threat matrix."

We here at FR are trying to be in conjunction with the daily reports around the world that involve threats. We try to provide a storehouse of information that takes hours of research.

YOU be the judge and get informed!
Threat Matrix - Daily Terrorism Threat
Threat Matrix: U.S. Terrorism
Expert: Al-Qaida Has Presence In South Florida
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MIRAMAR, Fla. -- Despite the massive federal, state and local law enforcement effort to stop terrorists from entering the United States, there is no strong evidence of how well it is working.

Many experts are concerned that there are plenty of terrorists or sympathizers already in the country who have been here for years. Some are even citizens.

The Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers were the first wave and now the increasing number of arrests seems to signal a second wave of terrorism in South Florida.

Court is told of 2 U.S. citizens' alleged Al Qaeda plot
Map: Islamic Terrorist Network in America (2003)

"I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat."
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gwot; terror; threat; threatmatrix
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To: freeperfromnj

Boy, do I feel dumb.

3,301 posted on 07/07/2005 7:23:00 AM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: nwctwx

Thanks seems that the language you have chosen to study will be an asset to you for years to come. I hope that whatever career path you choose; will enable you to help our intelligence community in some capacity.

3,302 posted on 07/07/2005 7:24:09 AM PDT by all4one (
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To: Rushmore Rocks

You shouldn't. My initial reaction to these terror attacks is usually to link the date of occurence with a significant date of a past event. 7/7/05 adding up to 19 immediately stood out.

3,303 posted on 07/07/2005 7:28:36 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Don't feel bad.
I assumed you could count.

3,304 posted on 07/07/2005 7:28:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx; JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

NOTE: The following article snippet is an exact quote. Please click on the url and read the whole article. Thank you.

Special Dispatch Series - No. 921
June 10, 2005 No.921

Arab Criticism of Muslim Extremist Activities in the West
Extremist Muslims in Western countries have come under increasing criticism by moderate Muslims who are familiar with the West through living in America or Europe, either temporarily or permanently. In three recently published articles, Arab academic and intellectuals harshly criticized their extremist activities.

In his article on the reformist website, Dr. Ahmad Abu Matar, a Palestinian academic residing in Oslo, stated that Muslims in Europe foster conflict instead of coexistence. Muslims in Europe, he explained, are influenced by an extremist fundamentalist brand of Islam – and moderate Muslims are not speaking out adequately against this activity.

In the UAE daily Al-Itihad, Saudi journalist Turki Al-Dakhil, whose popular interview program on Al-Arabiyya television frequently hosts reformist Muslims, wrote about the hatred of the West that is spread by Muslims in the U.S., sharing his personal experience during his studies in the U.S. around the time of 9/11.

In the wake of Al-Dakhil's article, Tarek Hamo, a Kurdish journalist living in Germany, also criticized the actives of extremist Muslims in the West. In his article in, Hamo accused Arab and Muslim states that seek to appease the extremists and to keep them away from political activity in their own countries, as well as the European host countries that are turning a blind eye to extremist activity – on grounds of "tolerance" and "religious freedom," and more recently, on grounds of a "dialogue of civilizations."

The following are excerpts from the three articles:

Muslims in Europe Foster Conflict, Not Coexistence

Dr. Ahmad Abu Matar wrote: "The presence of Muslims of all nationalities, and especially those of Arab nationality, has become a palpable phenomenon in all of the EU countries, and in Western Europe in particular. In some of these countries, like France, for instance, they number more than five million, and in many countries they have centers, institutions, and activities that they cannot sustain in their own Arab and Muslim countries."

As an example of activities conducted in the West that are not permitted in Arab countries, Abu Matar mentioned the Islamic Liberation Party, which "announces from London its political platform –to establish the Islamic caliphate over all corners of the earth – and declares that the party will suggest to the Queen of England that she convert to Islam, and thus will not have to pay the Islamic poll tax on non-Muslims [jizya]." As another example he cited the activities of Abu Hamza Al-Masri, the imam of Finsbury Park Mosque in London, who called for jihad and suicide bombings in Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The third example he gave is the thousands of mosques and Islamic charitable organizations in Europe and America that publicly collect contributions, and in addition, receive annual budgets from European countries.

3,305 posted on 07/07/2005 7:32:53 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx; All
,i>Does anyone recall when the 'events will start in London' post was made? I am interested in going back to read that.

It was a little over a year ago, if I remember correctly.

3,306 posted on 07/07/2005 7:33:06 AM PDT by Godzilla (Liberals have taken the lead in the practice of arguing ad hitlerum.)
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To: bored at work
."as well as AQ saying "it would start in london" didnt they state the attack on america would ALSO follow a high profile assasination...?"

That was the understanding at the time. However, time may have modified that initial standard.

3,307 posted on 07/07/2005 7:34:54 AM PDT by Godzilla (Liberals have taken the lead in the practice of arguing ad hitlerum.)
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3,308 posted on 07/07/2005 7:35:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

Note: The following post is an exact quote:

US: Washington rejects call for troop pull-out from Central Asia
AKI/DAWN ^ | 2005 Jul 7

Posted on 07/07/2005 7:34:08 AM PDT by Wiz

Washington D.C., 7 July (AKI/DAWN) - The US State Department has rejected demands from Russia, China and some Central Asian states to withdraw its troops from the region, saying that US troops in Afghanistan and neighbouring states would remain for as long as those countries want them to stay. Russian and Chinese officials made the demand at meeting in Kazakhstan of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which took place against backdrop of veiled criticism of Western influence in Central Asian region.

SCO delegates asked the US-led troop contingent to fix a date for their departure from military bases in the region that were set up to support operations in Afghanistan in 2001.

Founded in June 2001, the SCO includes China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The United States operates military airbases in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan — two of the five former Soviet Central Asian republics that Russia still views as its backyard and where China, seeking oil and gas, is increasingly vocal player.

Other states from the neighbouring regions, such as India, Pakistan and Iran, are also attending the SCO summit now being held in the new Kazakh capital, Astana.

Asked to comment on the demand for the withdrawal of US troops from Central Asia, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack acknowledged that the United States maintained military bases in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

He then pointed out that Afghanistan, where US troops and the official Afghan army were jointly fighting remnants of Taliban and al-Qaeda movements, did not endorse the demand for the withdrawal of US forces from the region.

"I would note, however, there was a party from those discussions and from the signature line on the statement who’s missing, and it’s Afghanistan," said McCormack.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

3,309 posted on 07/07/2005 7:37:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: freeperfromnj
Do you recall if there was any hint of a possible attack in Western countires in the last Zarqawi tape?

There were reports of communications from Z regarding a European attack and more recently intercepted message from Z to OBL regarding something like the plan being approved, etc.

3,310 posted on 07/07/2005 7:39:45 AM PDT by Godzilla (Liberals have taken the lead in the practice of arguing ad hitlerum.)
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To: Godzilla

Wow. Makes you wonder if the authorities are even analyzing these tapes

3,311 posted on 07/07/2005 7:40:28 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

Note: The following news brief is an exact quote:


WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has determined that North Africa comprises a major source of funding and manpower for the Sunni insurgency in Iraq.

U.S. officials said a study by the military's European Command has traced the flow of money and recruits from such countries as Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to Iraq. They said the operatives often travel through Iran and cross into the largely unpoliced border of Iraq.

"The Islamic cells in North Africa have become the No. 2 supplier of funds and foreign fighters for the insurgency in Iraq," an official said. "The ties between these cells and Al Qaida in Iraq are very tight."

The study said nearly 30 percent of all suicide bombers in Iraq come from North Africa. Algeria alone contributes up to 20 percent of suicide car bombers and another five percent come from Morocco and Tunisia.
NOTE: The above is not the full item.

This service contains only a small portion of the information produced daily by Middle East Newsline. For a subscription to the full service, please contact Middle East Newsline at: for further details.

3,312 posted on 07/07/2005 7:40:57 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: all4one
Un-substantiated reports from ABC news that Italy and Denmark have been warned by AQ after the London blasts...based on their having troops in Iraq.

These warnings were based upon an internet posting by the AQ affilitated group that claimed responsibility for the attacks

3,313 posted on 07/07/2005 7:41:40 AM PDT by Godzilla (Liberals have taken the lead in the practice of arguing ad hitlerum.)
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To: All

Looking at the latest jihad-related articles at:

3,314 posted on 07/07/2005 7:42:17 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Godzilla

Reports on some of the other threads are that the DC Metro has been cleared -- possible IED device. That's all they seem to have right now.

3,315 posted on 07/07/2005 7:42:50 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: WestCoastGal
Morning all, any confirmation of Al Qaeda on this?

The group that claimed responsibility for this also claimed to be associated with AQ. Has the finger prints of AQ-styled operation all over it.
1. Timed, coordinated, multiple attacks designed to maximize terror and news coverage.
2. Standard garbage associated with the claiming of responsibility for attacks. Group also claims to be an AQ branch.

3,316 posted on 07/07/2005 7:44:36 AM PDT by Godzilla (Liberals have taken the lead in the practice of arguing ad hitlerum.)
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To: All

I just heard the first blast was at 8:51am. A book I am currently reading lists this as the same time the first WTC building was hit. I am having trouble confirming that on the internet, but it definately stoood out in what I heard.


pg 28, America the Vulnerable (dirty bomb scenario):

"The box will not be picked up until the following day, which is perfect for Hassan's plan to set off the explosive device precisely at 8:51 A.M., the time when the first plane collided into the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11."

3,317 posted on 07/07/2005 7:44:49 AM PDT by nwctwx
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To: Cindy

OMG! I can't believe you found that one. I didn't even save that one. Thanks. :)

3,318 posted on 07/07/2005 7:48:39 AM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

"At least 45 killed, about 1,000 wounded in London blasts; ”Al Qaeda” claims credit"

Posted: 07-07-2005 , 13:38 GMT

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Unofficial reports indicated that al Qaeda was behind these blasts.

A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaeda in Europe" posted a claim of responsibility for Thursday's blasts in London, saying they were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The statement, which also threatened attacks in Italy and Denmark, was published on a Web site popular with Islamists. "Rejoice, Islamic nation. Rejoice, Arab world. The time has come for vengeance against the Zionist crusader government of Britain in response to the massacres Britain committed in Iraq and Afghanistan," said the statement.

In its statement, the group said "the heroic mujahedeen carried out a blessed attack in London, and now Britain is burning with fear and terror, from north to south, east to west." "We warned the British government and the British people repeatedly. We have carried out our promise and carried out a military attack in Britain after great efforts by the heroic mujahedeen over a long period to ensure its success.""

3,319 posted on 07/07/2005 7:49:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Donna Lee Nardo

You're welcome Donna.

3,320 posted on 07/07/2005 7:50:44 AM PDT by Cindy
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