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It’s the Enemy, Stupid:National-security strength lifts Scott Brown.(Americans want to feel safe)
national review ^ | 1/20/10 | Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted on 01/20/2010 6:10:33 AM PST by bestintxas

It was health care that nationalized the special election for what we now know is the people’s Senate seat. But it was national security that put real distance between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley. “People talk about the potency of the health-care issue,” Brown’s top strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom, told National Review’s Robert Costa, “but from our own internal polling, the more potent issue here in Massachusetts was terrorism and the treatment of enemy combatants.” There is a powerful lesson here for Republicans, and here’s hoping they learn it.

One of the great frustrations of the Bush years was the fact that the administration had strong national-defense and counterterrorism policies that it shied away from defending. On enhanced-interrogation tactics, for example, President Bush’s position resonates with most Americans: When the nation is under siege, nothing is more important than getting life-saving intelligence. And, particularly when we are dealing with terrorists who are trained to resist interrogation and exploit our legal system, we must aggressively interrogate them and keep them out of our legal system. The opposing position, espoused most prominently by Sen. John McCain, was counterfactual and incoherent. Senator McCain pronounced both that enhanced interrogation (which he called “torture”) never works (which is patently untrue) and that an interrogator might at most use it in a ticking-bomb situation (the last situation in which you’d want to use it if, in fact, it never works).

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brown; nationalsecurity
This is the real problem for Obama: he is weakening the security in this country and Americans know it.

This is worse for him than the unemployment rate.

1 posted on 01/20/2010 6:10:34 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Everyone wants to live in peace and prosperity... but first we must be assured that we will LIVE!!

2 posted on 01/20/2010 6:18:52 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: bestintxas

Let me put it more succinctly:

“Hey, Washington. We are at war. Act like it.”

3 posted on 01/20/2010 6:19:17 AM PST by Timeout (Brits have the royals. Russia, the Nomenklatura. WE have our Privileged "Public Servant" class.)
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To: bestintxas

We can’t even feel safe from our own government. Let alone the OTHER enemies.

4 posted on 01/20/2010 6:27:00 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow
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To: bestintxas

it wasn’t a slow response to the Fruit of Kaboom was putting in 6 rounds of golf (badly played)..and catching the movie Avatar before he responded.

he has to be told to wear a flag lapel pin
he has to be told to address the National Anthem properly
he has to be told a Muslim doctor killing 13 people at a military base IS terrorism
he has to be told berating police after an arrest was stupid
he has to be told a Muslim trying to blow up an aircraft IS NOT an isolated incident
he has to be told that requested military personal can not wait till after a failed bill gets another thumbs down after trying 4 times to shove it down our throats

do I have to go into his overseas accomplishments?

these are all things he HAD to respond to differently, then his original thought process....

5 posted on 01/20/2010 6:32:38 AM PST by Doogle (DID YOU send your FR donation?...YOU TOO LURKERS!)
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Note: This is a very small sampler of what I have looked at recently ON THE INTERNET:

US - - Press Release: "UNITED STATES TRANSFERS THREE GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEES TO SLOVAKIA" (SNIPPET: "Yesterday, the three detainees were transferred to the Government of Slovakia. The identities of these three individuals are being withheld at the request of the Government of Slovakia for security and privacy reasons.") (January 25, 2010) (Read More...)

INVESTIGATIVE - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "POTENTIAL LET HANG GLIDER ATTACK HAS PRECEDENT" (SNIPPET: "India is on heightened alert for new terrorist attacks by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Among the concerns, the Times of India reported, is that the LeT has acquired more than 50 hang-gliders, possibly for use in an air-borne terrorist attack.") (January 25, 2010, 11:09 am) (Read More...)


ISRAEL NATIONAL - Arutz Sheva: "SECRET REPORT: IRAN WILL HAVE NUCLEAR BOMB THIS YEAR" by Malkah Fleisher (SNIPPET: "A secret intelligence dossier currently being reviewed by US, Israeli, German, and Austrian governments reveals secret Iranian tests and hierarchies of power dedicated to the successful development of a nuclear bomb, and predicts that Iran will have a primitive nuclear bomb by year's end. According to the classified document featured in an expose by Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, Iran is well on its way toward obtaining its first nuclear bomb.") (Last Update: January 25, 2010, 9:49 pm) (Read More...)
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INTERNET "MAJAHDEN GOES GREEN" (SNIPPET: "Of course along with the al-Hesbah style colors come an assortment of other things, like spies and agents provocateurs, but that's not my problem...") (January 24, 2010)

LONG WAR "BIN LADEN THREATENS FURTHER ATTACKS AGAINST THE U.S." by Bill Roggio (January 24, 2010, 12:27 pm) (Read More...)

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WASHINGTON Beirut - "HEZBOLLAH'S RELOCATION OF ROCKET SITES TO LEBANON'S INTERIOR POSES WIDER THREAT" by Howard Schneider (SNIPPET: "The Islamist group has talked openly of its efforts to rebuild, and Israel estimates that Hezbollah has about 40,000 projectiles, most of them shorter-range rockets and mortar shells.") (January 23, 2010) (Read More...) Tyler, Texas - "CHURCH FIRE HOTLINE SET UP, INVESTIGATION CONTINUES" by Philipe Djegal, Posted by Ellen Krafve (SNIPPET: "The East Texas church arson investigation continues as federal, state and local law enforcement establish a command center in Tyler, sharing information that could lead to an arrest of the person or persons suspected of lighting six churches on fire." SNIPPET: "An official tip line had been established that will be manned 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The Church Arson Hotline numbers are: 903-939-6169 or 903-939-6172. The ATF is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspected arsonist.") (Posted January 22, 2010; Updated January 22, 2010, 4:37 pm) (Read More...) "ANALYST v. PUNDITS" (January 24, 2010) (Read More...)

FOREIGN "AL QAEDA'S ARMIES OF ONE Meet the next generation of jihadi pundits." by Jarret Brachman (SNIPPET: "The number of Web jihadists who make the transition to real-world terrorists is growing.") (January 22, 2010) (Read More...)
FOREIGN "THE WORST OF THE WORST" by Jarret Brachman(SNIPPET: "These are some of the jihadi pundits who are making waves on al Qaeda's Web forums today -- and could potentially trade their keyboards for suicide vests tomorrow.") (January 22, 2010) (Read More...) "AL-QAEDA HAS TRAINED FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS TO ATTACK WEST, US OFFICIALS WARN" (SNIPPET: "The women, who may have a "non-Arab" appearance and be travelling on Western passports...") (Published January 23, 2010, 8:30 pm GMT) (Read More...)
ABC - The Blotter: "ALERT: FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS MAY BE HEADING HERE FROM YEMEN U.S. Agents Told Women Believed Connected to Al Qaeda May Have Western Appearance and Passports" (SNIPPET: "One official said at least two of them are believed to be connected to al Qaeda in Yemen, and may have a non-Arab appearance and be traveling on Western passports. The threat was described as "current" but not imminent, said the official." SNIPPET: "At least six people on the no-fly list were denied boarding in a 48-hour period between Saturday and Monday this week, according to the officials." SNIPPET: "At the same time, U.S. law enforcement agencies have quietly begun an intense and widespread effort to investigate any American resident who traveled to Yemen in recent months or who was in contact with the radical cleric Anwar Awlaki, who authorities believe serves as an al Qaeda recruiter.") (January 22, 2010) (Read More...)
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Link (Read More...) "UK THREAT LEVEL RAISED" (SNIPPET: "...from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE. The current threat level means that the threat of a terrorist attack is considered to be highly likely.") (January 22, 2010) (Read More...)
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THE TIMES OF INDIA: New Delhi - "HIJACK THREAT, AI PLANES PUT ON HIGH ALERT" (PTI, January 22, 2010, 11:02 am IST) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...) "SOMALI TERROR SUSPECT OUT OF JAIL" by James Walsh (SNIPPET: "Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, 25...") (Last updated January 21, 2010, 10:03 pm) (Read More...)

WORLD (Special from "'Large number of Wahhabis' streaming into Bosnia-Herzegovina" (SNIPPET: "Muslim terrorists in the Balkans have established a terrorist training camp in northeast Bosnia-Herzegovina, according to a report in the newspaper Dnevni List. The Mostar-based Croatian newspaper reported Jan. 6, quoting security sources that the special training camp is located near Gornja Moaca in the northeastern part of the country.") (January 19, 2010) (Read More...) - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report, Hong Kong, SAR: "Warden Message: HONG KIONG INDISCRIMINATE CORROSIVE FLUID ATTACKS" (SNIPPET: "This Warden Message is being issued to alert U..S. citizens to a series of indiscriminate attacks using bottles filled with corrosive fluid that have occurred in Hong Kong since December 2008. The six incidents occurred mostly in popular outdoor shopping areas and resulted in injuries to the victims of the attacks. In all the cases, the attacker or attackers dropped one or more bottles containing corrosive fluid from a multi-story building onto the street. According to Hong Kong officials, the attacker or attackers were not targeting specific individuals.") (January 19, 2010)

AFP via Tehran - "IRAN TO UNVEIL THREE NEW HOME-BUILT SATELLITES: REPORT" (SNIPPET: "Taghipour named the three satellites as Toloo (Dawn), Ya Mahdi and Mesbah-2, but did not elaborate on exactly when they would be launched." SNIPPET: "Iran had earlier announced it was building seven new satellites, including three for high orbit positions.") (January 20, 2010) (Read More...)
YNET (REUTERS): "IRAN SAYS MAY HIT WESTERN WARSHIPS IF ATTACKED" (Published January 19, 2010, 12:54/Israel News) (Read More...)

JIHAD (WALL STREET JOURNAL): "YEMENI JIHADISTS: "The duty of our Muslim nation is to declare jihad against the infidels...As they declared it to be an open war on the people of Islam, we must declare an open war against them"" (SNIPPET: "I trust that moderate Muslim spokesmen all over the U.S. are even as I write this hastening to explain that it is not the duty of Muslims to declare jihad against Infidels. and that Al-Qaeda has in this particular gotten Islam all wrong. wrong, wrong, and that they are beginning comprehensive, transparent programs in American mosques and Islamic schools to teach against this idea. Aren't they?") (January 18, 2010) (Read More...)

TIMES "ANJEM CHOUDARY: I'm smiling because sharia is coming" (January 17, 2010) (Read More...)

SUNDAY "INSIDE ISLAM4UK: How Birmingham boys turn to terror" by Ben Goldby (SNIPPET: Anjem Choudary..." SNIPPET: "The banning of Islam4UK follows a similar order issued under anti-terror legislation against parent group, Al Muhijaroun, also founded by Choudary and outlawed in 2005.") (January 17, 2010) (Read More...)
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WASHINGTON - Editorial: "OBAMA IS KILLING THE ECONOMY Democratic red ink is bankrupting America" (January 18, 2010) (Read More...)

NATIONAL "OUR SORTA, KINDA WAR ON TERROR President Obama has not signed up for a serious effort against radical islam." by Victor Davis Hanson (SNIPPET: "Barack Obama is doing just enough to infuriate our enemies, while at the same time trying to deny that we are in an existential war against them.") (January 15, 2010, 4:00 am) (Read More...)
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Travel.State.Gov - U.S. Department of State - Office of the Spokesman - Fact Sheet: "2010 WINTER OLYMPICS" (SNIPPET: "Security Assessment: The U.S. Government remains concerned about the sustained international terrorists threats directed against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. While there have been no specific, credible terrorist threats to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, in the post-September 11th world, the threat from international terrorist groups at major public events is always a principal concern. As security increases in and around Olympic venues, terrorists could shift their focus to more unprotected Olympic venues, open public spaces, hotels, railway and other transportation systems, churches, restaurants, and other sites not associated with the Olympics. U.S. citizens planning to attend Olympic events or to participate in any large-scale public gatherings during the Olympic Games are advised to use caution and to be alert to their surroundings at all times. This includes the periods immediately before and after these events.") (Read More...) - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report - Kenya: "Warden Message: KENYA WESTERNER KIDNAPPING THREAT IN DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP" (SNIPPET: "U.S. Embassy Nairobi wishes to alert the U.S. resident community that there has been a threat to kidnap Westerners in Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya. Reports state that al-Shabab agents plan to enter Dadaab refugee camp feigning to visit relatives/friends, and then kidnap any Westerner in the vicinity. There was no additional information on the specific timing, method or target of the attack.") (January 15, 2010) (Read More...) - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report - Malaysia: "Warden Message: MALAYSIA WARNS OF VIOLENT ATTACKS" (SNIPPET: "There are indications that both criminal and terrorist groups are planning or intend acts of violence against foreigners in eastern Sabah, notwithstanding the Government of Malaysia's increased ability to detect, deter and prevent such attacks.") (January 15, 2010) (Read More...)
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INTERNET "ANSAR AL-MUJAHIDEEN FORUM POSTS A FIELD REPORT FROM SOUTH WAZIRISTAN" (SNIPPET: "The premier English-language jihadi forum has members in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad...") (January 15, 2010) (Read More...)

ECONOMIC TIMES.INDIA "JIHADI ON RECCE NABBED AT WAGAH" (SNIPPET: "Noman Arshad, a teenaged youth hailing from Singhpura near Lahore, was apprehended inside Indian territory by troopers of BSF's 55th battalion. He later told the security agencies during his interrogation that he had come to the border on a recce. He said around 6-7 suicide bombers, three of them women, were waiting across the border in Pakistan to cross over into Punjab for possible strikes.") (January 15, 2010, 0405 hrs IST, ET Bureau) (Read More...) (YaleGlobalOnline): "TERRORISM'S NEW AVATARS -- Part II" by Gabriel Weimann (SNIPPET: "One of the little-noticed facts that connects many recent acts of terrorism - from Nidal Malik Hassan, the Fort Hood Shooter, to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Christmas day bomber, is the growing use of the Internet by terrorists not only to spread their propaganda but also to recruit and raise funds.") (Posted January 14, 2010) (Read More...) - Press Release: "Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano" (STATEMENT: "In view of the event of Christmas Day we must remain vigilant about the continued threat we face from al-Qa'ida. We are taking an additional set of aviation security precautions to protect the American people. Some of these measures include enhanced random screening, additional federal air marshals on certain routes and adding individuals of concern to our terrorist watch list system. As a result of these measures and others we have put in place since Christmas, travelers should allot extra time when flying--particularly into the United States from overseas. We are facing a determined enemy and we appreciate the patience of all Americans and visitors to our country, and the cooperation of our international partners as well as a committed airline industry. We will continue to update and adapt our defenses as needed to ensure air travel is both safe and efficient. As always, we continue to ask all Americans to report any suspicious behavior to the local law enforcement authorities.") (Release Date: January 14, 2010)

SPACE (AFP): "U.S. OFFICIAL QUESTIONS CHINA SPACE INTENTIONS" (SNIPPET: ""The Chinese have stated that they oppose the militarization of space. Their actions seem to indicate the contrary intention," said Wallace Gregson, the assistant secretary of defense in charge of Asia. "We continue to press the Chinese for explanation," Gregson told a congressional hearing.") (January 13, 2010) (Read More...)
Link (Read More...) - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER: "The Students' Union of the London School of Economics and Queen Mary College of London University Have Twinned with the Islamic University in Gaza. The Islamic University is a Hamas stronghold, a terrorist base and a center for manufacturing weapons. It is also an important center for radical Islamic indoctrination." (January 13, 2010) (Read More...)

INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News: "RADICAL YEMENI CLERIC'S EXTENSIVE AMERICAN CONTACTS A SOURCE OF MAJOR CONCERN" (SNIPPET: "U.S. intelligence officials believe there are dozens -- perhaps hundreds - of Americans who have been in e-mail contact with the radical Yemeni cleric who is believed to have inspired and directed both the Fort Hood shooter and the failed Christmas Day airline bomber, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. Efforts to learn the details of that communication, or even to target Anwar Al-Awlaki militarily, may be hindered by his status as an American citizen.") (January 19, 2010) (Read More...) - Document: "AL QAEDA IN YEMEN AND SOMALIA: A TICKING TIME BOMB"

ABC - THE BLOTTER: "U.S. WORRIED ABOUT THREE DOZEN CRIMINALS WHO CONVERTED TO ISLAM IN PRISON, MOST FROM NEW YORK" (SNIPPET: ""The group seeks to recruit American citizens to carry out terrorist attacks in the United States," said Sen. John Kerry, D.-Mass., the committee chairman." SNIPPET: "Dunleavy, the former deputy inspector general of the New York prison system and author of the forthcoming "The Fertile Soil of Jihad," said he has repeatedly warned that radical Imams have long had too much free rein inside many institutions. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, about 9,000 inmates seek to attend Islamic religious services, about six per cent of the total prison population.") (January 19, 2010) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON San'a, Yemen - "CLERICS IN YEMEN WARN OF JIHAD IF U.S. SENDS TROOPS" by Ahmed al-Haj (January 14, 2010, 9:42 am) (Read More...)

FOX "GOP LAWMAKER FEARS RADICALIZATION OF AMERICANS IN YEMEN" (SNIPPET: "A GOP lawmaker is seeking answers from the Obama administration on how it plans to combat the potential radicalization of the 55,000 Americans now in Yemen -- a country that has come under the thumb of Al Qaeda.") (Updated January 13, 2010) (Read More...)
BBC NEWS: "YEMEN-AL-QAEDA LINK TO GUANTANAMO BAY PRISON" by Peter Taylor (January 13, 2010, 09:26 GMT) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...) - Opinion Europe: "THE ROME-TEHRAN AXIS" by Giulio Meotti, Rome (SNIPPET: "Italian companies -- with Rome's backing -- have equipped Iran's military and contributed to the regime's satellite and possibly nuclear programs.") (January 14, 2010, 4:27 p.m. ET) (Read More...)
JIHAD (MEMRI TV, January 12, 2010): "SENIOR IRANIAN OFFICIAL: "We have manufactured missiles that allow us, when necessary, to replace Israel in its entirety with a big holocaust"" (Posted January 13, 2010) (Read More...)

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AVIATION "DRUG GANGS, IRAN IMPACT LATIN AMERICA" by Paul McLeary, Washington (January 13, 2010) (Read More...) Timbuktu, Mali - "AL QAEDA LINKED TO ROGUE AVIATION NETWORK" by Tim Gaynor and Tiemoko Diallo (SNIPPET: "The clandestine fleet has grown to include twin-engine turboprops, executive jets and retired Boeing 727s that are flying multi-ton loads of cocaine and possibly weapons to an area in Africa where factions of al Qaeda are believed to be facilitating the smuggling of drugs to Europe, the officials say.") (January 13, 2010, 2:33 pm EST) (Read More...)

REWARDS FOR "WANTED USAMA BIN LADEN Up to $25 Million Reward" (Note: 1 Photo and 2 digitally aged photos included.) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...) - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY by Toby Westerman: "SILENT HOLOCAUST OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRS -- A WARNING OF THINGS TO COME?" (January 13, 2010) (Read More...) - Current Intelligence: "OUR ELUSIVE RADICALS" by Marisa Urgo (SNIPPET: "However, if researchers can find out why this networked and interdependent community in Northern Virginia produces so many violent Muslim radicals, I think it would greatly improve our ability to understand our adversary.") (January 12, 2010) (Read More...) - Report No. 2747: "The Taliban of Pakistan's Swat District Releases Video Showing Children And Teenagers Training for Jihad And the "Lovers of Houris" (the Women of Paradise) Who Carried Out Martyrdom Missions" (January 12, 2010) (Read More...) "IRANIAN ATOMIC ENERGY ORGANIZATION HEAD: 'We Have the Right to Enrich Uranium to 100%'" (SNIPPET: "It should be noted that uranium enriched to 90% or higher is used only for military purposes, in the construction of nuclear weapons.") (January 11, 2010) (Read More...)

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INTERNET "AMEN TO THAT, BROTHER" (January 10, 2010) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON "AL-QAEDA HAS A NEW STRATEGY. Obama Needs One, Too." by Bruce Hoffman (SNIPPET: "Fifth and finally, al-Qaeda is covetously seeking recruits from non-Muslim countries who can be easily deployed for attacks in the West. The group's leaders see people like these -- especially converts to Islam whose appearances and names would not arouse the same scrutiny that persons from Islamic countries might -- as the ultimate fifth column. Citizens of countries that participate in the U.S. visa-waiver program are especially prized because they can move freely between Western countries and blend easily into these societies.") (January 10, 2010) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON - Editorial: "OBAMA'S HAVOC TO THE INTEL SYSTEM The president established intelligence death panels" (SNIPPET: "The intelligence process works in large part because of trust. A reliable sense of confidence must exist between superiors and subordinates, agents and sources, and the intelligence community and policy makers. Without trust, people will not take the risks needed to do their jobs successfully. Mr. Obama has destroyed this sense of trust. On his watch, the intelligence community has suffered a year of body blows.") (January 11, 2010)

LONG WAR "CIA SUICIDE BOMBER APPEARS ON TAPE WITH LEADER OF PAKISTANI TALIBAN" by Bill Roggio (SNIPPET: ""We will never forget the blood of our emir Baitullah Mehsud," Balawi said. "We will always demand revenge for him inside America and outside.") (January 9, 2010, 11:07 am) (Read More...)
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Link - Canada: "ATTACK ON CANADA, U.S. IS ATTACK ON MUSLIMS: IMAMS" (Last updated January 8, 2010, 6:43 pm MT) (Read More...)

Fatwa - Link "UK MUSLIM TV CHANNEL LINKED TO AL-QAIDA CLERIC AL-AWLAKI" by Jamie Doward (SNIPPET: "The channel's chief executive officer, Mohamed Ali Harrath, has been on an Interpol wanted list since 1992...") (January 10, 2010) (Read More...)
Link (Read More...) - Discussion Forum (TIMES ONLINE via JIHAD "U.K: COUNTERTERROR ADVISOR TO METROPOLITAN POLICE IS ON INTERPOL WANTED LIST" (December 15, 2008) (Read More...) Sanaa, Yemen - "YEMEN UNIVERSITY IN FOCUS AFTER CHRISTMAS JET INCIDENT" by Paula Newton (SNIPPET: "Al-Iman University" SNIPPET: "Every year, thousands of Islamic students from Yemen, Africa and around the world are cocooned in al-Zindani's compound, where they study their faith and are instilled with a strident defense of that faith. Last year, al-Zindani made a public plea to recruit millions of young men to fight jihad against Israel.") (January 9, 2010, 3:50 am EST) (Read More...) - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: "Warden Message: SUDAN CAUTIONS THREAT AGAINST AIR UGANDA" (January 8, 2010) (Read More...) - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: "Warden Message: SUDAN CAUTIONS THREAT AGAINST AIR UGANDA" (January 8, 2010) (Read More...)

LONG WAR - The Threat Matrix - blog: "TAIWANESE COMPANY ADMITS TO SHIPPING CHINESE TECHNOLOGY TO IRAN" by Austin Knuppe (January 8, 2010, 1:58 pm) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI ("Source: Fars, Iran, January 6, 2010): "IRAN TO UNVEIL ADVANCED DOMESTICALLY MADE SATELLITES IN FEBRUARY" (Posted January 7, 2010) (Read More...) - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS by Toby Westerman: "9/11, BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, AND THE 'TWISTED MIND SET'" (SNIPPET: "Cuba's aid to terrorist networks range from sophisticated espionage operations to important bio-technology research which could easily be used in a germ warfare attack against the U.S.") (January 10, 2010) (Read More...) "CUBA: TERROR SPONSOR" (January 6, 2010) (Read More...)

SOFIA "ISLAMIC JIHAD TO TARGET BALKANS NEXT, ISRAELI FOREIGN MINSITER SAYS" (SNIPPET: "Islamic Jihad organisations that already had infiltrated countries in Africa and South America intended doing the same in the Balkans, through similar methods including huge transfers of funds and the establishment of cells, Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said.") (January 7, 2010, 14:19 CET) (Read More...)
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INVESTIGATIVE - For The Record - IPT Blog: "U.S. REPORT: INDIAN CRIME SYNDICATE FINDS COMMON CAUSE WITH AL QAEDA" (January 13, 2010, 10:03 am) (Read More...)



INDIA "Indian Mujahideen planning 9/11-type attack'" (SNIPPET: "A 9/11-type terror attack using hijacked aeroplanes stares India in the face with an Indian Mujahideen terrorist having acquired pilot training and waiting to strike, according to intelligence agencies. Intelligence Bureau (IB) sources say Shahzad Ahmed alias Pappu, one of the key accused in the September 2008 Delhi blasts case, learnt to fly planes in Bangalore and could now be planning to execute an airborne terror strike. A dozen other trained Indian Mujahideen terrorists are also at large and, together with Shahzad, pose a big security threat.") (New Delhi, January 6, 2010) (Read More...) - THE MIDDLE EAST QUARTERLY: "HOW TAQIYYA ALTERS ISLAM'S RULES OF WAR Defeating Jihadist Terrorism" by Raymond Ibrahim (Winter 2010) (Read More...) - THE JERUSALEM POST: "NORTH KOREA AND IRAN TOP LIST OF WORST PERSECUTORS OF CHRISTIANS" by E.B. Solomont (SNIPPET: "North Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia are the worst persecutors of Christians around the world, according to a ranking released Wednesday by a Christian mission agency.") (January 7, 2010) (Read More...)

INVESTIGATIVE - For The Record - blog for the IPT News: "RADICAL FUNDRAISER BECOMES ILLINOIS POLICE CHAPLAIN" (SNIPPET: "Previously on the IPT blog we stressed the need for the Defense Department's Islamic Chaplaincy program to adopt a stricter vetting process, citing historically radical imams who have served in the program. Now the same can be said for the chaplaincy program for the Illinois State Police. The Mosque Foundation website reports that Sheikh Kifah Mustapha recently completed a four day training session in Springfield, Illinois to become the first certified Muslim chaplain for the Illinois State Police. Mustapha's name appears on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) Hamas financing trail, which ended with sweeping convictions in November of 2008. On this list he is identified as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee.") (January 5, 2010, 4:06 pm) (Read More...)

WASHINGTON "THE SECOND AMENDMENT FACES A DECISIVE YEAR IN 2010 Democrats set to push more foolish regulation" Commentary by Wayne LaPierre (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)

JIHAD "U.S. MUSLIM: "i could cut your neck with the sword of islam and watch you squeal like a bitch like daniel pearl!"" (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)


JIHAD (THE "MUSLIMS THREATEN SWEDISH MOTOONIST" (SNIPPET: "The first of two phone calls to Vilks came on Monday morning. A subsequent check by the Swedish artist revealed that the call originated in Somalia, where the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab has gained increasing influence in the war torn country. Al-Shabaab is also believed to have ties to al-Qaeda. In the last month, al-Shabaab supporters who reportedly used to live in Denmark have killed at least 22 people, including three ministers, in a suicide bomb attack carried out in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. According to Vilks, the man who threatened him spoke Swedish.") (January 4, 2010) (Read More...) "A LOOK AT MORE THAN CARTOONS" (Read More...)

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WASHINGTON "GLOBAL THREATS Lax 2009, rough 2010" -Commentary by John R. Bolton (SNIPPET: "The outlook is not promising. Too often, Mr. Obama seems either uninterested in the global threats we face, unpersuaded that they constitute dangers to the country, or content simply to blame his predecessors. When he does see international threats, his instinct is to negotiate with them rather than defeat them.") (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)

CNS "DHS PLANS TO CATCH ONLY ONE IN FOUR TRAVELERS COMMITTING 'MAJOR' CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS WHILE ENTERING U.S. ON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS IN 2010" by Terence P. Jeffrey (Documents produced by the Department of Homeland Security indicate that in fiscal 2010 the department is planning to catch only 26 percent of travelers committing major criminal violations while seeking to enter the United States through international airports.") (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)
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Link (pdf) (Read More...) "SIX TRUCKS OF EXPLOSIVES 'DISAPPEAR' IN YEMEN" by Adrian Blomfield in Sana'a (Published January 4, 2010, 6:37 pm) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI ("Source: ILNA, Iran, January 4, 2010"): "IRANIAN FM PROPOSES ALTERNATE URANIUM ENRICHMENT SITES" (SNIPPET: "The deal is to take place either in Brazil, Japan, or Turkey, which have agreed that it can be executed on their soil, or on the Iranian island of Kish.") (Posted January 4, 2010) (Read More...)
THE MEMRI ("Source: Tabnak (Iran), January 1, 2010"): "IRANIAN WEBSITE: IRAN CAN JAM U.S. RADAR SYSTEMS" (Posted January 3, 2010) (Read More...) - STARS and STRIPES: "GROUP: INTERNET POSTS INDICATE THREAT TO NAVY ION PERSIAN GULF" by Sandra Johntz, Stars and Stripes, Mideast Edition) (January 9, 2010) (Read More...) "JIHADI OSINT EFFORT DIRECTED TOWARDS U.S. NAVY" (SNIPPET: "The J-boys are itching for a fight and using the al-Faloja forum to collect open source intelligence about the activities of the US Navy, particularly it seems in the Gulf region.") (January 4, 2010) (Read More...)

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INTERNET "'THE BATTLE OF DETROIT AND THE WAR OF THE MINDS'" (SNIPPET: "A brother on the al-Shmokh forum has a knack for writing catchy headlines.") (January 4, 2010) "Remarks by the President on Security Reviews" (SNIPPET: "As we saw on Christmas, al Qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill Americans.") (January 5, 2010) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...) - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: Yemen - "Warden Message: U.S. EMBASSY SANA'A (YEMEN) CLOSED JANUARY 4" (January 3, 2010) (Read More...) - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: Yemen - "Warden Message: U.S. EMBASSY SANA'A (YEMEN) CLOSED JANUARY 3" (January 3, 2010) (Read More...) - Press Release: "EMBASSY CLOSED IN RESPONSE TO SECURITY THREAT" (SNIPPET: "The U.S. Embassy in Sana'a is closed today, January 3, 2010, in response to ongoing threats by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to attack American interests in Yemen.") (January 3, 2010) (Read More...)
ARMIES OF - blog: "AL SHABAB TO SET SAIL FOR YEMEN" by Jane Novak (SNIPPET: "AFP however does note the widely overlooked November arrest and later release of an individual at a Mogadishu airport with chemicals and a syringe. Jihaddists have been going back and forth between Yemen and Somalia for some time.") (January 1, 2010) (Rread More...)
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Link (Read More...) - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: Yemen - "Warden Message: YEMEN SUGGESTED SECURITY PRACTICES" (December 31, 2009) (Read More...)

REWARDS FOR "WANTED AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI Up to $25 Million Reward" (Read More...)

JIHAD (Translation of News article by Claudia at TEA AND POLITICS, January 1, 2010): "AL-QAEDA'S SECOND BANANA CALLS ON MUSLIMS TO 'DISINFECT' NORTH AFRICA OF SPANISH AND FRENCH" (January 1, 2010) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...) "THE YEAR IN REVIEW A Look at FBI Cases, Part 1" (December 28, 2009) (Read More...) "THE YEAR IN REVIEW A Look at FBI Cases, Part 2" (December 31, 2009) (Read More...)


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LONG WAR "U.S. RELEASES 'DANGEROUS' IRANIAN PROXY BEHIND THE MURDER OF U.S. TROOPS" by Bill Roggio (SNIPPET: "Qais Qazali...") (December 31, 2009, 12:57 am) (Read More...) "BEWARE THE ONE-HANDED, THREE-FINGERED HAIRDRESSER" (December 30, 2009) (Read More...)

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Jakarta.US - U.S. EMBASSY NOTICE TO AMERICANS: "Warden Message: BALI WARNING" (December 31, 2009) (Read More...)

Link (Read More...) "Briefing Room" (Read More...) "Issues" (Read More...) "Presidential Actions" (Note: Includes Executive Orders, Proclamations, & Memos) (Read More...)

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