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THREAT MATRIX: 2010
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Posted on 02/09/2009 3:41:05 PM PST by Velveeta
So, I totally botched Ian’s code - but I may have managed to salvage all his links. (Ian, my apologies)
No clue how to add the main article link, so here it is:
Cheney warns of new attacks
Ping to Threat Matrix 2009
Previous thread #67:
This is our 68th thread.
Vel, thanks so very much. Great job!
Thanks to all for the new thread.
We must be more vigilant now than ever.
Thanks, V. I plan to be more active here.
A few of us were experimenting with keyword tm, adding it to FR articles which would be of interest to TMers.
Often times, threads at FR which would be pertinent to TM are missed. Plus, theres so much news out there these days and were all short on time.
If you entered the TM keyword and everybody helped out, we might have a better collection of Threat Matrix related material that otherwise might be missed. Let me know what you think.
Heres what the TM list looks like thusfar:
It looks a bit sad, like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree - but I am html challenged.
I agree, WCG.
Excellent, Slowboat - thank you very much.
I don’t have a ping list and just pinged by memory, so if you were left off the pingie, I apologize.
Al Qaeda’s paramilitary ‘Shadow Army’
longwarjournal ^ | February 9, 2009 1:07 AM | By Bill Roggio
Al Qaeda has reorganized its notorious paramilitary formations that were devastated during the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002. Al Qaeda has reestablished the predominantly Arab and Asian paramilitary formation that was formerly known as Brigade 055 into a larger, more effective fighting unit known as the Lashkar al Zil, or Shadow Army, a senior US intelligence official told The Long War Journal.
The Shadow Army is active primarily in Pakistan’s tribal areas, the Northwest Frontier Province, and in eastern and southern Afghanistan, several US military and intelligence officials told The Long War Journal on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject.
The paramilitary force is well trained and equipped, and has successfully defeated the Pakistani Army in multiple engagements. Inside Pakistan, the Shadow Army has been active in successful Taliban campaigns in North and South Waziristan, Bajaur, Peshawar, Khyber, and Swat.
In Afghanistan, the Shadow Army has conducted operations against Coalition and Afghan forces in Kunar, Nuristan, Nangahar, Kabul, Logar, Wardak, Khost, Paktika, Paktia, Zabul, Ghazni, and Kandahar provinces.
“The Shadow Army has been instrumental in the Taliban’s consolidation of power in Pakistan’s tribal areas and in the Northwest Frontier Province,” a senior intelligence official said. “They are also behind the Taliban’s successes in eastern and southern Afghanistan. They are helping to pinch Kabul.”
(Excerpt) Read more at longwarjournal.org ...
doh! forgot the link
CIA warns Barack Obama that British terrorists are the biggest threat to the US
Barack Obama has been warned by the CIA that British Islamist extremists are the greatest threat to US homeland security.
Obama Stands Behind ‘State Secrets’ Defense
Critics Outraged: “This Is Not Change”
President Obama’s pledge to turn the CIA’s involvement in secret detention and torture into a thing of the past was sharply tested today, and critics say he failed miserably.
Teenage terrorist or confused kid — Gitmo’s youngest prisoner
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