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Threat Matrix: March 2007
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Posted on 03/01/2007 8:28:33 PM PST by nwctwx

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Senior Taliban leader held in Pakistan
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Pakistani security forces have captured a high-ranking Taliban leader in the southwestern city of Quetta, a senior security official and Taliban sources said late Thursday

The capture of Mullah Obaidullah Akhund marked the first Pakistan arrest of a senior leader of the Islamist militia since it was driven from power in Afghanistan in 2001 when thousands of its fighters fled into Pakistan.

The security official and Taliban sources said Akhund, the third most senior member of the Taliban's 10-member leadership council, was arrested late on Monday, hours after a surprise visit to Pakistan by U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney.

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Afghan Attack Sends Danger Signal to U.S.
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A Pakistani army helicopter flies over the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in the troubled Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan. Pakistan's wild tribal belt has been a refuge for Taliban and al-Qaida militants since the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the hardline militia from Afghanistan at the end of 2001. (AP, B.K.Bangash)

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1 posted on 03/01/2007 8:28:35 PM PST by nwctwx
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2 posted on 03/01/2007 8:28:57 PM PST by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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ping to new TM -- if you want on or off the list, let me know!

3 posted on 03/01/2007 8:30:02 PM PST by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
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4 posted on 03/01/2007 8:32:49 PM PST by null and void (Let's play 6° of global warming...)
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5 posted on 03/01/2007 8:38:56 PM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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THANK YOU nw very much.

6 posted on 03/01/2007 8:49:18 PM PST by Cindy
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: Before, During and After






8 posted on 03/01/2007 8:56:32 PM PST by Cindy
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Thanks for the new thread. I'll be lurking.

9 posted on 03/01/2007 8:58:17 PM PST by afnamvet (It is what it is)
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"Secret Service agents question Alameda man about yard artwork"
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/1/07 | AP

Posted on 03/01/2007 8:54:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge


"Alameda artwork crossed line with Secret Service"
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/27/7 | Chip Johnson

Posted on 02/27/2007 8:01:55 AM PST by SmithL

10 posted on 03/01/2007 9:10:26 PM PST by Cindy
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To: nwctwx; Cindy; MamaDearest; Godzilla; Velveeta; All
Thanks very much nw, your efforts are appreciated.


Hand grenade explodes inside car
Thursday, March 1, 2007

SALEM, Mass. -- A car has exploded in Salem and is being blamed on a hand grenade going off inside the vehicle, officials said. Neighbors in the area said the explosion shook their walls. No one was hurt in the incident. One person, who was burned in the incident, is being transported to hospital, but no word on their condition.

U.S. Embassy in Jakarta receives bomb threat

The Indonesian police Thursday sent the bomb disposal unit to the U.S. Embassy compound here after receiving text messages whose sender read as Al Qaida and threatened to explode the embassy.

"We received two text messages whose sender claimed to be Al Qaida. We immediately sent the bomb disposal unit to the U.S. Embassy," Jakarta deputy police chief Herry Wibowo was quoted by leading news website Detikcom as saying.


11 posted on 03/01/2007 9:19:32 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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Flight attendant grounded for carrying radioactive substance (Vietnam)
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Vietnam Airlines has suspended a flight attendant who has been under investigation after she was found carrying a slightly radioactive substance last month. Customs officers of Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi found the substance on Feb 11 after noticing a suspicious-looking box in the baggage of Nguyen Thi Ninh Giang, who was to attend a flight to Vientiane.

Giang, who had worked for the national flag carrier for six months, said an acquaintance had asked her to bring the box to Laos right before she went to the airport for the flight. Giang said she had no time to check the box. VnExpress newswire reported that the small plastic cylinder box was covered with lead paper. It contained a “small technical device,” the report said. According to the Nuclear Science Institute, it contained a slightly radioactive substance which is prohibited from being carried aboard airplanes

Suspected Islamic militant arrested, explosives seized in southern Pakistan city
March 1, 2007

KARACHI, Pakistan: Police arrested a suspected member of an outlawed Pakistani militant group and seized seven kilograms (15 pounds) of explosives in a raid in the southern city of Hyderabad, an official said Thursday.

Azimud Din, 26, a suspected member of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was arrested from a home in Sarfaraz Colony neighborhood in Hyderabad on Wednesday night, said Khalid Korai, a police officer in the city. Police found the explosives in Din's home and will investigate if he planned any terrorist attack, Korai said.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni Muslim militant group, was outlawed by Pakistani government in 2001 over allegations that it was involved in killing of Shiite Muslims, who are a minority in Pakistan. The group is also suspected of links with al-Qaida. Din was arrested following information from three other alleged Lashkar-e-Jhangvi members who were arrested in Hyderabad last month, Korai said.

12 posted on 03/01/2007 9:29:24 PM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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How interesting, Oorang?
I wonder if this is a work accident in the USA or ____?

13 posted on 03/01/2007 9:33:31 PM PST by Cindy
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and in Salem, Oregon:

"Military munitions bring OSP bomb squad
Likely flares, smoke grenade found near landfill"

Deschutes County
Posted: 12:23 PM, Feb. 5, 2007
Last Updated: 4:21 PM, Feb. 5, 2007

By Barney Lerten,

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Oregon State Police bomb squad was called in from Salem on Monday to dispose of some items - apparently three military-style illumination flares and a smoke grenade canister - left in the Deschutes County Solid Waste Department's parking lot, near Knott Landfill off Southeast 27th Street, officials said."

14 posted on 03/01/2007 9:35:36 PM PST by Cindy
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"Fraudulent News"
By Oliver North
Friday, March 2, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Thanks to the masters of the media, Americans know more about how Anna Nicole Smith died than they do about terrorists dying to kill the rest of us.

15 posted on 03/01/2007 9:42:34 PM PST by Cindy
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RECAP: "MYTH, REALITY AND JIHADIST USE OF THE INTERNET" (March 1, 2007) - Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 329: "CYBERSPACE AS A COMBAT ZONE: THE PHENOMENON OF ELECTRONIC JIHAD" by E. Alshech (February 27, 2007)

More Links (February 28, 2007)

16 posted on 03/01/2007 9:46:17 PM PST by Cindy
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ARTICLE SNIPPET: "...this has not been confirmed...."

"Mullah Obaidullah Akhund arrested in Pakistan
Taliban Defense Minister grabbed after flurry of diplomatic pressure"
(March 1, 2007)

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Pakistani security forces have captured Mullah Obaidullah Akhund, according to two of the New York Times' sources in the Pakistani government. It should be noted this has not been confirmed by NATO forces in Afghanistan, however."



"Pressuring Pakistan
The U.S. confronts Pakistan on the Taliban and al-Qaeda camps"
(March 1, 2007)



"The NATO Winter Offensive in Afghanistan
NATO doesn't wait for the Taliban's spring offensive as the Taliban attempts to seize Helmand province, launches Operation Kryptonite"
(February 14, 2007)

17 posted on 03/01/2007 10:15:28 PM PST by Cindy
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"More Rats Spotted in Another NYC Restaurant"
WNBC/NBC News Channel, via FirstCoast News ^ | 1 Mar 2007 | Adam Shapiro

Posted on 03/01/2007 10:25:19 PM PST by Kitten Festival


18 posted on 03/01/2007 10:35:47 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; backhoe; piasa




Note: Video included.

"Police release surveillance video from NorthTown incident"
09:15 PM PST on Thursday, March 1, 2007
Spokane Police /
Surveillance Video: Person of interest caught on tape

SPOKANE -- Spokane Police Detective Ernie Wuthrich has spent the past few weeks investigating the recent event at Northtown Mall.

After reviewing mall security surveillance video, he has isolated a time period in which an airborne, irritant substance was introduced. This substance is similar to mace or pepper spray.

There is no indication that this was anything more than a minor irritant. Detective Wuthrich is waiting for the results of the analysis from the Crime Lab to confirm this.
People get medical attention outside of Northtown Mall after a mysterious chemical exposure.

It is Detective Wuthrich’s belief that this irritant, which caused 35 people to suffer symptoms including coughing, eyes watering and a runny nose, has no long lasting effects. Most of the effects are relatively short term, lasting only a few hours.

At the time of the incident, Spokane Police along with Mall authorities reacted by preparing the community for an unknown substance exposure."

19 posted on 03/01/2007 10:43:03 PM PST by Cindy
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"Car blast blamed on tank in trunk"
Union Leader Correspondent
4 hours, 8 minutes ago

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "SALEM – An early morning car explosion sent a local man to the hospital and damaged two nearby homes.

The explosion was caused by a leaking acetylene gas tank in the car's trunk, according to Salem fire Deputy Chief Jeff Emanuelson.

"It resembled a car bomb on first impression," Emanuelson said. "But that wasn't the case once we looked further."

Craig Feetham was getting ready for work shortly after 6 a.m. when he smelled gas while getting into his car. Knowing he had a cylinder tank of acetylene gas in his trunk, he got out of the car and popped the trunk with a keychain remote, sparking an explosion that shook the neighborhood.

Emanuelson said the force of the blast was enough to send 30-pound car parts more than 200 feet away. The explosion was heard from over a mile away and caused extensive damage to two nearby homes and sent Feetham to the hospital.

Feetham recalled hitting the wireless remote to open his trunk and then suddenly being on the ground bleeding with several layers of clothing torn to shreds."

20 posted on 03/01/2007 11:11:56 PM PST by Cindy
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