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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Eight
Posted on 05/17/2004 12:36:39 AM PDT by JustPiper
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FoxNews ^ | 5/29/04 | FoxNews
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States said late Saturday that seven of the American hostages taken by suspected Islamic militants in Khobar have been released.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan told U.S. authorities that five of the former hostages were unharmed, while two had suffered injuries.
Earlier Saturday, terrorists wearing military-style uniforms stormed two office compounds in the heart of the Saudi oil production region
If anyone finds a picture which shows "the uniforms" please post. I am wondering if they match the military uniform I saw an Arab working at a gas station wearing yesterday.
Thanks Vel. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one getting that...AND I'm thrilled to see it was nothing.
Report says Iran trains suicide bombers
LONDON, , May. 29 (UPI) -- Iran has reportedly established what could be the first training center for Islamic suicide attackers, the Middle East Newsline reported Sunday.
MENL cited Iranian sources and media reports that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has established a center to train suicide attackers throughout the world. The center is called the World Islamic Martyrs and Fighters Staff Headquarters.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard's intelligence service set up the training center in support of Islamic insurgency groups linked to Tehran. The groups have included Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.
The state-operated Iranian Student News Agency first reported the existence of the center on Wednesday. The London-based daily A-Sharq Al Awsat gave a similar account in an article by Iranian analyst Ali Nouri Zadeh.
That URL does not come up Jill!
That makes sense. Nor am I disputing that thought. But I don't mind hosting the picture for Oorange to find out.
Revel! No one was blindsided or should have been since _Jim was only addressing those who called him to this thread and to those who responded to him! If you read all the linked posts, you will see that _Jim was talking only about those ridiculing his views on the blackout. Folks on this thread who think otherwise are sensitized perhaps because of the past detractors who purposely and deliberately stopped by here just to be rude unilaterally. _Jim clearly did not do that and he did not denounce everyone on this thread, even if you do not appreciate his style.
It must be the Harley influence on you!
No coffee yet, but didn't he write Coma?
If so it is true now.
Niters everyone! Sweet dreams!
I read all of his posts...And I can't see that, but no matter...It is over now. Time to get on with things here. I have an uneasy feeling about the very near future.
Yes, I was going to say "Queen," but that is to matronly for JP (no matter how old she may think she is, she is not that old!). And I skipped over "Mother" because we have Granny and MamaDearest.
Agreed about getting on with things and the uneasiness about the near future.
WORKED ON #9, GOT TO THE END TO CHECK IT AND POOF i X'D OUT SO STARTING OVER AGAIN -PULLING HAIR OUT!
And, like Jill, we do something very important on this thread. We GROUP all of the incidents. If someone were looking for terror news, they'd find very little and it would be difficult to see any dots to connect! When you place all the incidents in one place, they become a story indeed!
[and we don't do it for profit :)]..which in itself gives it validity.
Interesting 'selected' listing.
>>>Ahem - I need no 'education' on this subject; rather, it's the BULK of the unwashed, non-technical WallMart Shrink-wrapped merchandise consuming masses here (perhaps including YOU) who need, nay, require the education.
Hey! I just bought a badminton set at WalMart today! And golf balls....and some craft material....and....
Well, what is your point?
Copy the whole line instead of just clicking on it. Paste it into your address bar and you should be good to go!
Good infro here and guess what all the did was DEPORT them...
SA may be host to more al-Qaeda cells
May 29 2004 at 11:58AM
By Graeme Hosken
The three suspected al Qaeda operatives arrested in Johannesburg and Cape Town days before the South African general elections are believed to be members of several of the organisation's cells in the country.
The three men were allegedly planning to target US companies such as McDonalds and others operating here.
It is believed the men would have used chemical weapons and explosives similar to those planned to blow up the American Embassy in Jordan, as well as the Jordanian intelligence office headquarters.
Information obtained on Friday night revealed that the Jordanian men, two of whom have been deported back to their own country, were part of a cell that entered South Africa late last year.
Cells are believed to be made up of at least four to six people
The cells are believed to be made up of at least four to six people and can operate independently of other cells. There could be a number of al Qaeda cells in the country and all are thought to have begun setting up operations in 2002 and 2003.
The men, whom police have refused to identify, entered South Africa at different times and from different countries.
The first man is believed to have flown in via London six months before his arrest. The others are thought to have arrived at least eight months before their capture.
A senior police official, whose name is known to this newspaper, said the men had all entered the country on valid South African documentation.
"Our attention was attracted by their activities in South Africa," said the officer, who added that the activities resembled those associated with terrorist organisations operating throughout the world.
Declined to comment on the matte
All three men are on the national watch lists of several countries, including the US, Britain, Jordan, Spain, as well as Interpol's.
The police officer said there was no doubt over the people arrested "and we know that we have not made a mistake in these arrests".
The officer confirmed that the men had been picked up and that two had been deported to Jordan shortly after the elections because of the devastating effects their actions would have had on South Africa.
The third man, who is being detained in a police station, is believed to have refused to be deported back to Jordan.
"If the men had been allowed to carry out their actions they would have maimed and killed hundreds of innocent South Africans and this is why we acted the way we did and deported them," said the officer.
He said intelligence investigations were under way, but declined to state the nature of the operations for fear of jeopardising them.
It has been learnt however that, among other things, the investigation is looking into a possible syndicate which has operatives in the department of home affairs, which has been supplying the terror organisation with South African identity documents.
National police Director Sally de Beer declined to comment on the matter.
At the time of going to press it was unknown at which police station the third man was being held.
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