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Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Sixteen
Yahoo ^ | 8-02-04 | AP

Posted on 08/02/2004 5:12:31 PM PDT by JustPiper

Credit: The Cabal

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.

"I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat."

Link to Thread Fifteen

Police Secure Businesses on Terror Alert
NEW YORK - Police searched trucks, blocked streets and posted machine-gun toting officers outside financial landmarks Monday, a day after the government's chilling warning that terrorists might target the buildings with bombs.

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers."
-- Jewish proverb

We are the "Stotters" who make ourselves aware of the
enemy who wishes to do us harm.

"What good are the color codes at all if we are suddenly hit with a bio or chem attack? There would be no warning and the danger would be instant."

"Code Red Implications
Code Red - Stay Home and Await Word."
by MamaDearest

Meet It!
Greet It!
Defeat It!

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From TM'er and Freeper ~Oorang~

“No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”

Report it!

Report it!

Tell the FBI

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Report terrorism

Credit and grattitude to Cindy

You try to thrust into hell Satan and all the evil sprits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. It is not in our nature to be the "Game."


Recommended Books

American Jihad
by Steve Emerson

Memorial Day
by Vince Flynn

Prophet of Doom
by Craig Winn (free online version)

Tea With Terrorists
by Craig Winn (free online version)

Target America & the West: Terrorism Today
by Yossef Bodansky

Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe : The Afghan-Bosnian Network
by Evan F. Kohlmann

State of the Union
by Brad Thor

The Cobra Event
by Richard Preston

First Strike : TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America
by Jack Cashill, James Sanders

The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing
by Jayna Davis

Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America
by Qiao Liang, Wang Xiangsui

The Last Jihad
by Joel C. Rosenberg

Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda
by Khidhir Hamza, Jeff Stein

Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror
by Richard Miniter

The Kill Zone
by David Hagberg

Joshua's Hammer
by David Hagberg

By Dawn's Early Light
by David Hagberg

Sleeping With the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
by Robert Baer

Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror
by Anonymous

1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story
by Peter Lance

The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin Laden, and the Future of Terrorism
by Simon Reeve

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, And Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It
by John Miller, Michael Stone

The First Terrorist Act
by Harold Thomas Beck

May God bless a sovereign Iraq.
May God bless the coalition forces.
May God bless our U.S. forces.
May God bless President George W. Bush.
May God bless America!

From TM'r and Freeper ~Velveeta

1 posted on 08/02/2004 5:12:32 PM PDT by JustPiper
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To: nwctwx

Still working on thread ping, post your stuff -g-

2 posted on 08/02/2004 5:13:17 PM PDT by JustPiper (Don't mess with a Lioness !!!)
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Please pay close attention:

First and foremost I want to apologize to the moderators for what they experienced on Thread 14. We will do our best to make sure this does not repeat itself EVER!

This is what it is TM'rs. We all know we are guests in Jim's 'home' and with that comes consideration and respect.

There will be NO bashing any mods, it will be taken private or there will be NO MORE Threat Matrix !!! That comes from the top!

Please everyone here review the following rules, they are not posted just for fun, they must be adhered to!

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Do "take it to the Alley" - The Alley is a public chat room. A link to it is provided on the latest posts page. Invite people there if you want to talk things over or settle a score, so to speak, off site.

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3 posted on 08/02/2004 5:14:13 PM PDT by JustPiper (Don't mess with a Lioness !!!)
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To: Godzilla; WestCoastGal; MamaDearest; freeperfromnj; Imperialist; Snowy


Things to Look Out For: Be Observant:

Multiple sightings of the same suspicious person, vehicle or activity at the same location;

Individuals or activities that don't "fit" into the surrounding environment;

Individuals sitting in a parked vehicle for an extended period of time;

Individuals or several people sketching or taking notes, photographing or videotaping areas or buildings not normally associated with tourist activity;

Clothing out of place for the weather, such as someone wearing a heavy coat in hot weather;

Individuals or people carrying unusually heavy bags or backpacks;

Vehicles -- especially vans, U-Hauls or delivery trucks -- improperly parked or parked in locations not normally associated with deliveries;

Follow your instinct. If something doesn't look right, it might not be.

by TM'r WestCoastGal AKA CoCo

Suppose a cadre of sleeper cell members chose to open fire (automatic weapons) on any given US city (take over a major building, etc.). Other than SWAT teams, how prepared are our law enforcement personnel to deal with such a scenario. When they have to account for every bullet shot,
how experienced would they be defending us from people intent on killing every American they see and at the end commiting suicide. Are we truly prepared for that type of scenario?

We are all so very vulnerable when we go to restaurants, malls, and big box stores. If memory serves me right, they planned to "surprise" us.

Wouldn't it be a lot better if our restaurant owners, mall personnel and big box store personnel were trained for just such a situation?

For that matter, when you go into a restaurant, mall or big box store, do you note the nearest entrace/exit. If gunfire broke out, what would you do (expecially if you had children or grandchildren in tow)? Time to think about the possibilities......because you can bet THEY are!

by TM'r MamaDearest

What to keep in mind in NYC:

Even if it means walking a few blocks out of your way, I would suggest staying away from especially crowded corners where pedestrian gridlock occurs, e.g. 34th Street, Times Square, Rockefeller Center. I would wear sneakers in case you have to run. Make sure you have cash in case ATM goes down due to power failure. Carry a small flashlight, bottle of water and snack and a portable radio. Even if you're just stepping out of your building for a lunch break, carry your bag, phone and belongings just in case something happens while you're out. My experience during last summer's blackout: they wouldn't let you back
upstairs for anything.

by TM'r freeperfromnj


I always carry in my back pack, along with other things, a "North" brand half face mask with at least 2 "P100" filters fitted, and 2 spares in case the first set gets clogged:

Also a pair of swimmers goggles to protect my eyes and a couple cotton balls and ear plugs to keep stuff out of my ears. A little water and a snack.

by TM'r Imperialist

If you have a camera, take it with you in the car or wherever. You never know when you may want it.

by TM'r Snowy

4 posted on 08/02/2004 5:25:02 PM PDT by JustPiper (Don't mess with a Lioness !!!)
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To: JustPiper; nwctwx; Cindy; Velveeta; WestCoastGal; ExSoldier; Indie; Calpernia; drymans wife; ...

New from Drudge.....8-2-04....8:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Link to Article

5 posted on 08/02/2004 5:26:29 PM PDT by all4one (TM - Not a Proper Social Club & Not for the Fainthearted)
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For your information, the Internet Tip Line (ITL)
was created on 9/11/01, in response to the
terrorist attacks upon America. We quickly
established a mechanism for the public to submit
information to the FBI via the Internet, and we
received our first tip at 10:31 AM that first day.
Director Mueller has since made the ITL a
permanent part of FBI operations, and we have thus
far received over 900,000 tips from around the
globe, from which thousands of leads have been
sent to FBI Field and Legal Attaché Offices for

Initially, almost 100% of the tips received were
related to the terrorist attacks; now,
approximately 45% of all tips received are related
to almost every other FBI criminal program, e.g.,
drug trafficking, organized crime, money
laundering, pyramid schemes, child pornography,
fugitives, bank robbery.

Our operation is completely automated and
paperless. Submitted tips are received
immediately, reviewed within minutes and
prioritized by trained Professional Support
personnel, and Agents set action leads within the
hour, as appropriate.

We encourage you to share this information with
your family, friends, and co-workers, and
encourage them to not hesitate to submit
information they may deem of interest to the FBI.


The FBI does not maintain an email address to
submit information or attachments to directly;
therefore, please do not reply directly to this
message via your email client. The FBI maintains
an automated system that is designed to track all
information received, to ensure that all tips are
addressed in a timely and efficient manner.
Therefore, please visit the FBI.GOV Web site again
should you have occasion to submit additional
information. We WILL NOT open or respond to
"reply" email.

6 posted on 08/02/2004 5:26:32 PM PDT by JustPiper
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Terror alerts and you

5 Tips: Dealing with terror alerts

What does it mean for investors and the nation's financial markets? Here are today's five tips.

1. Don't panic.

While the explosion of a car or truck bomb at one of the nation's financial institutions would be a tragedy, it would not stop the nation's financial markets.

After 9/11, these institutions developed backup systems that would take over in the event of a terrorist attack allowing customers to cash checks and take out money from ATMs. The New York Stock Exchange has said that it can continue to oversee stock trading even if its famous trading floor was out of commission because of a contingency trading floor and backup computer systems.

Communications systems between banks and federal regulators were also upgraded. And practice drills testing the backup systems in the event of a terrorist attack have been conducted.

In addition, the financial industry is less concentrated today than it was three years ago. After the World Trade Center disaster, many of the nation's leading brokerages and banks moved offices from Manhattan's southern tip to other parts of the city and even other states.

The result is that a single attack in the city's traditional financial district would impact fewer institutions and customers.

2. Resist the urge to sell.

When the markets finally opened after the September 11th attacks, the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 fell sharply. The Dow plunged 685 points, the Nasdaq dropped 116 points, and the S&P 500 sank 54 points. Anxiety about a similar situation might lead some investors to consider unloading their investments.

It's natural to worry about the effect an attack could have on an individual's retirement or education savings. But any strategy you make out of fear -- whether putting all your money in gold coins or stashing it in your mattress -- is a fool's game.

Many analysts predicted a sell-off in today's trading. Instead, the markets have shown remarkable resilience. Let's face it, no one knows whether an attack will occur. You could easily do more damage to your portfolio unloading your stocks and bonds without thought to what price you're being forced to sell at.

Likewise, it doesn't make much sense to try to play today's fear by buying the stocks of defense or security companies. You're better off making investments you're comfortable with for the long haul, rather than trying to score a quick gain playing market fears.

3. Hold steady.

Instead of panicking, your best bet is to make sure all your financial ducks are in a row. Make sure that you have bank and 401(k) statements available and handy.

If you bank or trade stocks online, print out an update of your account holdings. Not only does this provide you a record of your holdings, but it also refreshes your memory about what accounts you have and exactly what they hold.

4. Maintain good habits.

Remember, that the 9/11 disaster resulted in the suspension of trading for four days. For that reason, don't make a major change to your portfolio now, unless it's essential.

You're better off scheduling periodic checks on your asset allocation to make sure that you're investing wisely.

5. Control what you can.

While it's true there's little you can do about the terrorist threats, do what you can to secure the safety of you and your family.

If you live in one of the cities where the terror threat is now at the highest level, make sure to have a disaster plan at hand. Decide ahead of time where you and your family would meet if a problem occurred. Make sure you have food and water handy at your office, and at home. Having land line phone numbers is essential. The 9/11 disaster interrupted cell phone service.

If you don't live in one of the cities targeted, control the risks you can. Check your home and life insurance to make sure you have adequate coverage. Create your own backup communication systems with friends and family.

7 posted on 08/02/2004 5:30:17 PM PDT by JustPiper
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8 posted on 08/02/2004 5:33:21 PM PDT by JustPiper
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To: all4one

Has Drudge revealed the other targets he was promising?

I know downtown Chicago is acting like they were threatened and have implemented the very same precautions in the financial districts as NYC

9 posted on 08/02/2004 5:34:34 PM PDT by JustPiper
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To: JustPiper
Thanks for the ping, JP!
10 posted on 08/02/2004 5:34:57 PM PDT by ExSoldier (M1A: Any mission. Any conditions. Any foe. At any range.)
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To: all4one

I'll bet they were planning a simultaneous hit on NYC, London and Rome.

11 posted on 08/02/2004 5:35:09 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: JustPiper

No..not yet...but it seems that the info. they have is coming out in dribs and drabs....maybe confirming sources, getting things in place prior to releasing additional cities.

12 posted on 08/02/2004 5:36:45 PM PDT by all4one (TM - Not a Proper Social Club & Not for the Fainthearted)
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To: JustPiper

thanks for the ping

13 posted on 08/02/2004 5:37:22 PM PDT by knak
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To: ExSoldier

Sure enough how do you like what Kinetic did this time?

14 posted on 08/02/2004 5:37:48 PM PDT by JustPiper
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To: freeperfromnj

Sounds like what TM'ers had surmised for a few threads!!!

15 posted on 08/02/2004 5:38:05 PM PDT by all4one (TM - Not a Proper Social Club & Not for the Fainthearted)
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By Joann Loviglio
The Associated Press
8/2/04 6:23 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Although no city institution is on the list of potential East Coast institutions named in a government warning, officials said Monday that they are prepared for the possibility that Philadelphia could also be a terrorist target.

"Could we be an alternative target? That's certainly a possibility," said Chief Inspector Joseph O'Connor of the Philadelphia police department's counterterrorism bureau.

The government issued a warning Sunday about possible al-Qaida terrorist attacks against financial institutions in New York City, Washington and Newark, N.J. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge raised the terror threat level for financial institutions in those cities to orange, or high alert, the second-highest level on the government's five-point spectrum.

The alert level in Philadelphia and elsewhere remained at yellow, or elevated.

"We are in close proximity (to the three cities) and that gives us cause for concern," O'Connor said. However, he said, Ridge told officials that there were no specific threats made regarding Pennsylvania or Philadelphia.

Areas of continued concern in Philadelphia include the city's financial district, which includes the U.S. Mint and the Federal Reserve Bank, as well as historic sites, overpasses, bridges and subways, he said.

Current stepped-up levels of surveillance, patrols and inspections -- in place since shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks -- will continue in those areas, O'Connor said. Philadelphia police investigators continue working with federal and state authorities to monitor infrastructure and buildings, he said.

The New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup in New York, Prudential Financial in Newark and the headquarters of the 184-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington were identified by government officials as targets.

The list did not include the Federal Reserve in Washington, the nation's central bank, or the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, supplier of the nation's paper currency. Fed officials refused to discuss what types of extra security might be employed for the regional banks located in 12 cities including Philadelphia.

16 posted on 08/02/2004 5:39:40 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Kinetic

17 posted on 08/02/2004 5:40:38 PM PDT by JustPiper
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To: all4one

That's interesting. First in London...then in America.

I heard that the mentioned U.S. targets are beyond what has been mentioned explicitly. I suppose we can all guess what the other targets could possibly be, but I would still like to hear it from the Feds.

18 posted on 08/02/2004 5:40:51 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: Kinetic

19 posted on 08/02/2004 5:42:46 PM PDT by JustPiper
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To: all4one

That's right. Not only that, but it was just during the past two weeks that we were all anayzing the OBL picture of NYC map with flaming targets. How coincidental is that?

20 posted on 08/02/2004 5:45:31 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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