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Threat Matrix: July 2008
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Posted on 07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT by nwctwx

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Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet

Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday.

Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology.

Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More

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Mainstream Media Ignores Major Progress In Iraq
Threat Matrix Highlight
You may have thought it was big news Tuesday when the administration reported to Congress that Iraq has made satisfactory progress on 15 of 18 political benchmarks set by the U.S.

Just last year, there was progress on only eight of those benchmarks and war critics have repeatedly cited the lack of political progress in arguing against the troop surge.

But the Media Research Center says there was not a word about the report on the "CBS Evening News," "NBC Nightly News" or ABC's "World News Tonight." The New York Times also ignored the story. The Washington Post relegated its coverage to page eight. Read More

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1 posted on 07/02/2008 7:03:00 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx

Thank you nw and a blessed Independence Day to you.

2 posted on 07/02/2008 7:04:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

You too. :)

3 posted on 07/02/2008 7:05:52 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: All; JustPiper; tubavil; thecabal; Revel; Kinetic; Donna Lee Nardo; Honestly; ExSoldier; HipShot; ..

Ping to July. Apologies a little late, work got in the way! Happy 4th. :)

4 posted on 07/02/2008 7:06:31 PM PDT by nwctwx
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5 posted on 07/02/2008 7:08:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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A tiny sampler of articles/sites ON THE INTERNET I looked at in June that looked interesting:


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...)

YNET "HOSPITALS IN NORTH INSTRUCTED TO PREPARE FOR EARTHQUAKE" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Health Ministry director-general sends letter to medical facilities in northern Israel, warning them Geophysical Institute believes large quake may hit area soon. Hospitals urged to ready for possible mass casualty event.") (Published June 30, 2008, 12:02) (Read More...) "Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 Days" (Read More...)

ONE NEWS "ADIOS TO THE SOUTHWEST?" by Chad Groening (June 23, 2008) (Read More...)

LA Beirut - "TIME RUNNING OUT FOR NUCLEAR PROGRAM TALKS, IRAN WARNS" by Borzou Daragahi (ARITCLE SNIPPET: "Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran's parliament and a former nuclear negotiator, said there was "only a little time left" for talks before Iran would make unspecified moves that the West would regret.") (June 26, 2008) (Read More...) - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1967: "IAEA CHIEF ELBARADEI: IRAN CAN PRODUCE ENOUGH ENRICHED URANIUM FOR A NUCLEAR BOMB IN SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR" (June 23, 2008) (Read More...) - VIDEO Clip No. 1797 - Title of Video: "IAEA DIRECTOR-GENERAL DR. MUHAMMAD AL-BARADEI: IRAN CAN PRODUCE ENOUGH ENRICHED URANIUM FOR A NUCLEAR BOMB IN SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR" ("Clip #1797 Broadcast: June 20, 2008") (Transcript & Translation included.) (Watch Here.) "A Look at Iran" (Read More...) - JERUSALEM POST: "'US INTEL: HIZBULLAH ATTACK IMMINENT'" (Updated June 20, 2008) (Read More...)

JIHAD (ABC NEWS): "U.S., CANADIAN INTEL AGENCIES: HIZBALLAH 'SLEEPER CELLS' ACTIVATED IN CANADA" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "There is no credible information on a specific target, according to the officials. Suspected Hezbollah operatives have conducted recent surveillance on the Israeli embassy in Ottawa, Canada and on several synagogues in Toronto. according to the officials. Latin American is also considered a possible target by officials following Hezbollah's planning.") (June 19, 2008) (Read More...)

JIHAD (ABC NEWS): "EUROPOL: INCREASING NUMBER OF EUROPEAN NATIONALS TRAINING FOR JIHAD IN PAKISTAN" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Dozens of white Europeans have trained in terrorist camps in Pakistan's tribal regions in recent months, U.S. intelligence sources tell ABC News...") (June 20, 2008) (Read More...)

stepping back in time...JIHAD (NEWSWEEK, Dec. 25, 2006 - Janu. 1, 2007 Issue): "NEWSWEEK: 12 MAN TEAM OF WESTERNERS BEING TRAINED BY AL QAEDA IN PAKISTAN" (December 18, 2006) (Read More...)


BBC NEWS: "ABU QATADA RELEASED FROM PRISON" (PHOTO CAPTION SNIPPET: "Qatada must wear an electronic tag and must not attend a mosque") (Page last updated June 17, 2008, 20:58 UK) (Read More...)


Travel.State.Gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs - TRAVEL ALERT: "MEXICO" (April 14, 2008) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON "THE STRATEGIC THREAT OF NUCLEAR TERRORISM Featuring Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Director, Department of Energy Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence" (June 26, 2008) (Read More...)

JIHAD (AP): "SECRET UK JIHAD-RELATED DOCUMENTS AGAIN FOUND ON TRAIN" (June 14, 2008) (Read More...) "YOUNG MUSLIMS 'ARE TURNING TO EXTREMISM'" by Patrick Sawer (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Across Britain, the security services have said they are tracking 2,000 individuals suspected of having links to terrorism, investigating 200 networks and monitoring 30 plots. Professor Innes's report warns that Islamist terror groups are increasingly operating away from traditional Muslim areas, and are seeking new ways to radicalise vulnerable young people.") (Last updated June 21, 2008, 9:45 pm BST) (Read More...)


CNS "IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER PREDICTS TERRORISTS WILL GET NUKES" by Terence P. Jeffrey (June 9, 2008) (Read More...) - Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 447: "Ahmadinejad: Israel Is a 'Dead Fish' and a 'Stinking Corpse'; 'The Zionist Regime Will Be Wiped Off the Map'; 'The European Governments Do Not Want the Zionists Living in Europe'" by Y. Mansharof and A. Savyon (June 6, 2008) (Read More...) - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1948: "IRANIAN PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD: 'THE COUNTDOWN FOR THE DECLINE OF AMERICA'S DEMONIC POWER HAS BEGUN'; 'THIS GERM OF CORRUPTION [ISRAEL] WILL BE WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH'" (June 4, 2008) (Read More...)

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6 posted on 07/02/2008 7:14:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy


So, ping to “All;” still works?

I was just told on another thread that it had been turned off.

7 posted on 07/02/2008 7:35:15 PM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW
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To: Quix

I don’t have a ping list.

All means my post is for “all.”

8 posted on 07/02/2008 7:36:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Thank you once again.

9 posted on 07/02/2008 7:39:18 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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“Jihad Detainees Reveal Mass Recruitment Via Internet”
Written by The Media Line Staff
Published Wednesday, July 02, 2008

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Confessions of several detainees in Saudi Arabia are providing an indication of the extant Jihadi websites are impacting on potential Al-Qa’ida recruits.

Detained terror suspects explained in televised interviews broadcast on Saudi television on Tuesday how Al-Qa’ida was using the Internet as a tool to recruit new members and propagate radical ideology.

Detainees said they were inspired by Jihadi films and statements by Al-Qa’ida chief Osama Bin Laden and other leading Jihad figures, which were posted on the Internet.

The interviewees included the Egyptian Abu ‘Azzam Al-An’sari, who is editor of the online ‘Sada Al-Jihad (Jihad Echo) magazine, and Um Usama, editor of the Al-Khansa magazine.

Those interviewed said the Internet was their preferred means of recruiting people and propagating their ideas, because it provided relative security, especially since none of the participants in the forums know each others’ identities.

Detained Al-Qa’ida suspects have admitted to joining the organization after following news of the fighters in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The televised reports said these radical websites promised their readers they would reach paradise if they participated in holy war, propaganda and training. The websites base their legitimacy on fatwas or religious decrees of well-known religious figures in order to persuade youngsters to join their ranks.”

10 posted on 07/02/2008 7:40:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

And thanks.


It’s just that some poster told me on another thread that “All;” doesn’t work any more. Was turned off.

Seems to me it works on this thread, right?

11 posted on 07/02/2008 7:44:58 PM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW
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To: All; Jet Jaguar

“An al-Qaeda Threat in the United Arab Emirates?”
By Abdul Hameed Bakier
(July 1, 2008)

12 posted on 07/02/2008 7:49:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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More Details UPDATE:

Ok, this is a video and stills of an off-duty soldier killing a terrorist. Warning: Real life.





Note: Advertisement comes first.



July 02, 2008


In Yerushalayim, 02 July 2008.

1,065 posted on July 2, 2008 1:25:25 PM PDT by Cindy,7340,L-3562991,00.html

“4 killed as bulldozer driven by terrorist tramples over pedestrians in Jerusalem”

SNIPPET: “Bulldozer driven by Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem tramples over pedestrians, cars in central Jerusalem; driver shot and killed by police officer; four people killed, dozens injured in attack. Reports say two buses flipped over by tractor”

Efrat Weiss
Latest Update: 07.02.08, 13:12 / Israel News



Note: The following news brief is a quote:

Jul 2, 2008 12:49
Police: Terrorist in attack was an Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem

The terrorist who carried out the deadly bulldozer attack in Jerusalem was an Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem, a holder of a blue identity card that allows free access to all parts of the city.

At least four people were killed and 22 wounded in the attack.

The terrorist was shot and killed by a policeman.

13 posted on 07/02/2008 7:51:30 PM PDT by Cindy
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“Turkish court asked to disband ‘Islamist’ ruling party”
Times Online (UK) ^ | 7/1/2008 | Nico Hines
Posted on July 1, 2008 4:40:29 PM PDT by mojito

14 posted on 07/02/2008 7:57:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: Photos included.

Note: The following text is a quote:

ICE, Wichita PD arrest 22 local-area gang members, associates
Joint operation was part of ICE’s “Operation Community Shield”

WICHITA, Kan. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Wichita Police Department today announced the arrest of 22 transnational gang members and their associates during this latest joint local effort of an ongoing national ICE program called “Operation Community Shield.”

Each of the 22 individuals was arrested for their membership, participation or association with violent street gangs. Members or associates of four street gangs were arrested during this operation, including: Vato Loco Boys, Sureno 13, Players for Life, and North Side Gangsters.

Nine gang members were arrested during the planning phase of the operation based on outstanding state arrest warrants, which included: burglary, theft, assault, drive-by shootings, weapons violations, and various misdemeanor charges. They are currently in state custody awaiting disposition on their criminal charges. ICE placed detainers on all nine gang members so that if they’re released from state custody for any reason, they’ll be transferred to ICE.

The other 13 gang members are illegal aliens who were arrested during the one-day culmination of the Community Shield operation on Tuesday. All 13 are currently in ICE custody pending return to their countries of origin. Three juvenile gang member brothers with serious juvenile criminal histories were arrested with their mother during this operation; they will all be voluntarily returned to Mexico.

All those arrested are from Mexico. Following any judicial proceedings and sentences, all will be returned to Mexico.

“ICE has unique immigration and customs law enforcement authorities which complement the authorities of our federal, state and local partners,” said Antonio Farias, resident agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Wichita. “Together, we can effectively remove dangerous gang members and their associates from the streets to make our communities safer. We look forward to working with Wichita PD to accomplish our common goal of combating crime.”

“This operation reflects the Wichita Police Department’s philosophy of working with other law enforcement agencies, such as ICE, to remove violent gang members from our community,” said Wichita Police Chief Norman D. Williams. “The Wichita Police Department will continue to aggressively address gang violence to make Wichita a safe and secure community.”

About Operation Community Shield
Operation Community Shield is a national law enforcement initiative that partners ICE with other federal, state and local law enforcement, combining resources, authorities and expertise in an effort to target members of violent street gangs. Since ICE began Operation Community Shield in February 2005, more than 8,000 gang members belonging to more than 700 different gangs have been arrested. More information on Operation Community Shield is available at:

Under this initiative, ICE works to:

Identify violent gangs and develop intelligence on their members, associates and organizations.
Deter, disrupt and dismantle gang operations by tracing and seizing their cash, weapons and other assets
Criminally prosecute or remove gang members from the United States.
Partner with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level - both in the United States and abroad - to develop a “force multiplier” effect in investigations and other law enforcement actions against gangs.
Conduct outreach efforts to boost public awareness about the fight against violent gangs.

The public is encouraged to report suspicious activity by calling ICE’s toll-free hotline at: 1-866-347-2423. This hotline is staffed around the clock.

— ICE —

15 posted on 07/02/2008 8:01:09 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nwctwx

Oh my - it IS July already!

16 posted on 07/02/2008 8:05:21 PM PDT by Godzilla (Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Gal 4:16)
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17 posted on 07/02/2008 10:57:43 PM PDT by oneolcop
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YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report
Warden Message: Mongolia Declares State of Emergency
East Asia / Pacific - Mongolia
2 Jul 2008

18 posted on 07/02/2008 11:52:33 PM PDT by Cindy
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YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report
Warden Message: Seoul Experiencing Violent Protests
East Asia / Pacific - Korea, South
2 Jul 2008

19 posted on 07/02/2008 11:53:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report
Warden Message: Abkhazia (Georgia) Reports Explosions
Europe - Georgia
2 Jul 2008

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U.S. Embassy Tbilisi issued the following Warden Message July 2, 2008:

The media have reported a series of explosions near and in the separatist region of Abkhazia over the past several days. Abkhaz de facto authorities declared a state of emergency in the region that may last for some time and reportedly closed the administrative boundary between Georgia and the separatist-controlled region on July 1. Due to these events, we would like to reiterate that the U.S. Embassy advises Americans not to travel to the separatist-controlled regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Any American citizens currently in the separatist-controlled regions, regardless of purpose, should register with the U.S. Embassy either through the State Department website at the website listed in the message below or by visiting the Consular Section from 2-5 pm on business days for American Citizens Services. The U.S. Embassy recommends that Americans regularly monitor warden messages on the Embassy web site for the latest information on the security situation throughout Georgia.

American citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times. American citizens in Tbilisi may also tune in to Radio Syndicati at FM 104.3 or throughout Georgia at Radio Green Wave at FM 107.4 for updated US Embassy warden message information for US citizens.

For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet web site at, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and health information resources can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S., or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

Citizens traveling and residing in Georgia are advised to register their presence in the country through the U.S. Department of State’s automated online registration system,

The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is located at 11 Balanchine Street (in Didi Dighomi), Tbilisi 0131, Georgia, Tel: 995-32-27-70-00. The after hours emergency number is 995-99-57-39-69, or, if dialing locally on a mobile telephone, 899-57-39-69.

20 posted on 07/02/2008 11:55:02 PM PDT by Cindy
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