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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 09:29 PM
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Good Quote Advisor.
Reading your post made me think of something I read earlier.


Afghan police working with British special forces have uncovered a drugs stash of 237 tonnes of hashish.

Afghan and British officials say they believe it to be the world's biggest seizure of drugs in terms of weight.

The drugs were found hidden in trenches in Kandahar province on Monday. The haul was so large that British jets bombed it to destroy the hashish.
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posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 11:47 AM
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Yes, it all ties in some where down the road, and looking at it fromt he big picture will clarify much of how we see things. It is always best to have as many sides of the story as possable. Other wise we are forced into ignorance of the whole.

Here is another way we can start looking at the Fusion Center:

Fusion Centers are collaborative law enforcement and intelligence organizations that were established all over the country after 9/11 to share intelligence and counterterrorism information. But in the absence of a widespread domestic terrorist threat, they have not consistently demonstrated their value, according to a recent study.
INTELLIGENCE: IF YOU ARE NOT AHEAD OF THE THREAT…. YOU ARE ONLY REACTING TO IT
CBRNE TERRORISM NEWSLETTER



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 06:15 PM
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More from STRATFOR


In a June 10 press conference, Rehman Malik, the internal affairs advisor to Pakistan’s prime minister, reported that a suicide bombing plot had been thwarted when Pakistani authorities arrested nine individuals and seized four apparent vehicle-borne improvised explosives devices (VBIEDs) containing a total of over 1,100 kilograms of explosives.Incident Foreshadows Future Attacks in Pakistan



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 08:50 PM
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Some thing to keep an eye on, such policies could be disasterous if not kept in check, still not very sure why they would allow such to occur, ther is an underlying reason some place.


US To Allow Good Terrorists into the US
...provided that there is no reason to believe that the
relevant terrorist activities of the alien or the recipients were
targeted against noncombatant persons, and further provided that the
alien satisfies the relevant agency authority that the alien:


So, as long as their activities were directed against "combatants", or uniformed soldiers it is ok?

Some thing just doesn't sit with me right about this one.



posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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Another update from overseas by STRATFOR:


Friday June 13 turned out to be an unlucky day for the guards at Sarposa prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan. At approximately 9:20 p.m. local time, some 30 Taliban insurgents launched a complex and highly coordinated attack on the facility. The operation freed all 1,100 inmates incarcerated there, including a reported 350 to 400 Taliban militants.
The Destruction of Sarposa



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 08:22 PM
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While going over offline resources, as in books and publications I ran across a list of reference that should prove beneficial. Since rereading "Inside Al Qaeda, Global Network of Terror" ISBN 0-425-19114-1, decided to find other pubs I havn't read yet and the list found was decent.

I'll be posting key notes from the above listed book, but for now here is a link to a reading list. There are more listings, but these are directly related to the topic.


Intelligence in Recent Public Literature

Counterterrorism Strategies: Successes and Failures of Six Nations, Yonah Alexander (ed.)

Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons, Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark. Reviewed with:

The Nuclear Jihadist: The True Story of the Man Who Sold the World’s Most Dangerous Secrets and How We Could Have Stopped Him, Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins

America and the Islamic Bomb: The Deadly Compromise, David Armstrong and Joseph Trento

Insurgents, Terrorists and Militias: The Warriors of Contemporary Combat, Richard H. Schultz Jr. & Andrea J. Dew
CSI-Center for the Study of Intelligence


The above is linked from this page:
Volume 52, Number 2

The notes I'll be posting on from the book mentioned in paragraph 1 will be taken from chapters detailing the following material subjects;

Al Qaeda's Organization, Ideology and Strategy
Al Qaeda's Global Network
Asia: Al Qaeda's New Theater
The al Qaeda threat and the International Responce

The book is 353 pages with notes, index and abbreviations of the groups connected to the network.

Along with keeping track of current events of terror, I feel it is important to understand the background and development of how such a group functions. It is a great resource and is packed full of valuable need to know information on how the worlds terrorists are collectively involved under the Umbrella of Al Qaeda.

Any one serious about knowing the enemy, should read this highly educational book. It details exactly what the title states.

[edit on 26-6-2008 by ADVISOR]



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:30 PM
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There is just not enough time in the day any more, here is another release from STRATFOR;


Operational Base
Diplomatic relations between Colombia and Nicaragua are once again in the news, with the two countries trading broadsides over the Nicaraguan government’s recent decision to grant asylum to three female members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
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Managua was not only a place of refuge, but also a base for operations. The automobile repair shop run by the ETA members made headlines on May 23, 1993, when a powerful explosion ripped through an arms and document cache stored in a sophisticated vault hidden under the shop. The explosion, which resulted in the deaths of two men, emphasized how unwise it is to store mortar rounds with their fuses installed (especially if those rounds get knocked over). It also provided an unprecedented glimpse into the activities of the international Marxist networks that called Managua home in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Nicaragua: The Inherent Dangers of Being a Militant Mecca



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 05:10 PM
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Dated a couple days back, been busy so playing catch up. Should be the most current release that the public has any way, listing who is on our bad guys list.


From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
31 CFR Chapter V
Alphabetical Listing of Blocked Persons, Specially Designated
Nationals, Specially Designated Terrorists, Specially Designated Global
Terrorists, Foreign Terrorist Organizations, and Specially Designated
Narcotics Traffickers; Amendment of Final Rule
US Foreign Enemies List



posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 01:14 PM
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Seems the drug war down south is getting closer and closer to home. a few years ago the term "narco-terrorism" seemed to be a catch term or even a phase in the scare tactics. Seeing the development and activities of the Cartels, the threat is very real.


Late on the night of June 22, a residence in Phoenix was approached by a heavily armed tactical team preparing to serve a warrant...
...But the raid took a strange turn when one element of the team began directing suppressive fire on the residence windows while the second element entered — a tactic not normally employed by the PPD. This breach of departmental protocol did not stem from a mistake on the part of the team’s commander. It occurred because the eight men on the assault team were not from the PPD at all. These men were not cops serving a legal search or arrest warrant signed by a judge; they were cartel hit men serving a death warrant signed by a Mexican drug lord.

...cartels cannot afford to have the local population, a group they use as camouflage, turn against them....As seen with al Qaeda in Iraq, losing the support of the local population is deadly for a militant group attempting to hide within that population...

...The vast majority of police officers and federal agents in the United States simply are not prepared or equipped to deal with a highly trained fire team using insurgent tactics. That is a task suited more for the U.S. military forces currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mexican Cartels and the Fallout From Phoenix



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 12:16 PM
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Got this yesterday, but did not find it until just a few minutes ago. Looks like terror groups are looking to target more than just Americans. Not sure if this attack has a history, or is a new trend. Going to look into it more when I can.


The morning of July 7, 2008, began normally enough at the Indian Embassy in Kabul. Afghan citizens began to queue up on the dusty street outside the fortified compound in hopes of obtaining a visa, while shopkeepers nearby offered refreshments, visa photos and other administrative services to the aspiring visa applicants. One by one, the Indian employees of the embassy began to arrive at work and pass through security checks at the gate.

At around 8:30 a.m, as two embassy vehicles were in the process of entering the compound, the stillness of the morning was shattered when a suicide operative rammed his Toyota Corolla into the second of the two embassy vehicles and then activated the powerful improvised explosive device (IED) concealed in his car. The powerful blast destroyed the two embassy vehicles and blew the gates off the embassy’s outer perimeter. The blast killed at least 58 people and injured more than 140. Among those killed in the attack were two high-level diplomats: Indian Defense Attache Brig. Gen. Ravi Dutt Mehta and the embassy’s Political and Information Counselor, Vadapalli Venkateswara Rao.

Deadly Precedents in Kabul


From media sources, more to follow, as it looks like the ISI may be involved, hmm nothing new.

An Afghan government official said Monday's suicide car bombing outside the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan has "the hallmarks of the Pakistani intelligence."Afghan official: Pakistan spies behind Kabul attack


[edit on 10-7-2008 by ADVISOR]



posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 06:42 PM
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Globally, the puzzle of 9/11 has come full circle in a sence. In better words, it has spread to another layer so to speak. The groups and their activities, has not ceased, and seems to have reallocated sources.

Seeing how they have directed the terror targets and attention of to non US based objectives, the underlying pattern might be deciphered if given enough attention. One, because we in the US of A, are not the only subjects of their attention, other motivations exist. We just have to look at the past activities and tie them together. See below for a little history lesson some may be able to under stand better than my above rambling


Pakistan's chief spy Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad "was in the US when the attacks occurred." He arrived in the US on the 4th of September, a full week before the attacks. He had meetings at the State Department "after" the attacks on the WTC. But he also had "a regular visit of consultations" with his US counterparts at the CIA and the Pentagon during the week prior to September 11.

Connecting the Dots: The Role of Pakistan's Military Intelligence (ISI) in the September 11 Attacks



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:35 PM
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For those unfamiliar with the ISI- wiki/Inter-Services_Intelligence

A Brief History of the Pakistani
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)


The ISI was formed in 1948 (shortly after the formation of the CIA in 1947) after poor performance by Pakistan's Military Intelligence (MI) during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. It was later reorganized in 1966 after intelligence failures in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and then expanded in 1969.

1970s

The ISI lost its importance during the regime of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who was very critical of its role during the 1970 general elections, which triggered off the events leading to the partition of Pakistan and emergence of Bangladesh.



The ISI regained its lost glory after Gen. Zia ul-Haq seized power in July 1977. Under his reign, the ISI was expanded by making it responsible for the collection of intelligence about the Sindh based Communist party and monitoring the Shia organization after the Iranian revolution of 1979, as well as monitoring various political parties such as the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)


1980s

The Soviet-Afghan war of the 1980s saw the enhancement of the covert action capabilities of the ISI by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

A special Afghan Section was created under the command of colonel Mohammed Yousaf to oversee the coordination of the war. A number of officers from the ISI's Covert Action Division received training in the US and many covert action experts of the CIA were attached to the ISI to guide it in its operations against the Soviet troops by using the Afghan Mujahideen, specifically the fighters loyal to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The United States of America provided technical assistance and financial support to Islamic fundamentalists of Pakistan and Arab volunteers through ISI.


(all proceeding information sourced from www.wanttoknow.info...)
[emphasis mine]

1984

Bin Laden moves to Peshawar, a Pakistani town bordering Afghanistan, and is running a front organization for the mujaheddin known as MAK, which funnels money, arms and fighters from the outside world into the Afghan war. (New Yorker, 1/24/00) "MAK was nurtured by Pakistan's state security services, the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, the CIA's primary conduit for conducting the covert war against Moscow's occupation." (MSNBC, 8/24/98) He becomes closely tied to the warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and greatly strengthens Hekmatyar's opium smuggling operations. (Le Monde, 9/14/01) Hekmatyar had ties with bin Laden, the CIA and drug running, and has also been called "an ISI stooge and creation" by the Wall Street Journal. (Atlantic, 5/96)(Asia Times, 11/15/01)


Mid-1980s

The ISI starts a special cell of agents who use profits from heroin production for covert actions "at the insistence of the CIA." "This cell promotes the cultivation of opium and the extraction of heroin in Pakistani territory as well as in the Afghan territory under mujaheddin control for being smuggled into the Soviet controlled areas, in order to turn the Soviet troops into heroin addicts. After the withdrawal of the Soviet troops, the ISI's heroin cell started using its network of refineries and smugglers for smuggling heroin to the Western countries and using the money as a supplement to its legitimate economy. (Financial Times, Asian edition, 8/10/01) The ISI grows so powerful on this money, that Time magazine later states, "Even by the shadowy standards of spy agencies, the ISI is notorious. It is commonly branded 'a state within the state,' or Pakistan's 'invisible government.'" (Time, 5/6/02)


March 1985

The US decides to escalate the war in Afghanistan. The CIA, British MI6 and the ISI agree to launch guerrilla attacks from Afghanistan into then Soviet-controlled Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, attacking military installations, factories and storage depots within Soviet territory until the end of the war. The CIA also begins supporting the ISI in recruiting radical Muslims from around the world to come to Pakistan and fight with the Afghan mujaheddin. The CIA gives subversive literature and Korans to the ISI, who carry them into the Soviet Union. Eventually, around 35,000 Muslim radicals from 43 Islamic countries will fight with the Afghan mujaheddin. Tens of thousands more will study in the hundreds of new radical Islamic schools funded by the ISI and CIA in Pakistan. (Washington Post, 7/19/92, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/23/01, The Hindu, 9/27/01, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid, 3/01) In the late 1980's, Pakistan's President Benazir Bhutto, feeling the mujaheddin network has grown too strong, tells President George Bush Sr., "You are creating a Frankenstein." But the warning goes unheeded. (Newsweek, 10/1/01)



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:36 PM
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July 5, 1991

The Bank of England shuts down the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), the largest Muslim bank in the world. This bank based in Pakistan financed numerous Muslim terrorist organizations and laundered money generated by illicit drug trafficking and other illegal activities, including arms trafficking. Bin Laden and many other terrorists had accounts there. American and British governments knew about all this yet kept the bank open for years. The ISI had major connections to the bank. But, as later State Department reports indicate, Pakistan remains a major drug trafficking and money laundering center despite the bank's closing. (Detroit News, 9/30/01) The Washington Post claims, "The CIA used BCCI to funnel millions of dollars to the fighters battling the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan." A French intelligence report in 2001 will state, "The financial network of bin Laden, as well as his network of investments, is similar to the network put in place in the 1980s by BCCI for its fraudulent operations, often with the same people (former directors and cadres of the bank and its affiliates, arms merchants oil merchants, Saudi investors)." A senior US investigator will say US agencies were looking into these ties because "they just make so much sense, and so few people from BCCI ever went to jail." (Washington Post, 2/17/02)


September 1994

Starting as Afghani exiles in Pakistan religious schools, the Taliban begin their conquest of Afghanistan. (MSNBC, 10/2/01) "The Taliban are widely alleged to be the creation of Pakistan's military intelligence [the ISI]. Experts say that explains the Taliban's swift military successes." (CNN, 10/5/96) Less often reported is that the CIA worked with the ISI to create the Taliban. A long-time regional expert with extensive CIA ties says: "I warned them that we were creating a monster." He adds that even years later, "The Taliban are not just recruits from 'madrassas' (Muslim theological schools) but are on the payroll of the ISI." (Times of India, 3/7/01) The same claim is made on CNN in February 2002. (CNN, 2/27/02) The Wall Street Journal will state in November 2001: "Despite their clean chins and pressed uniforms, the ISI men are as deeply fundamentalist as any bearded fanatic; the ISI created the Taliban as their own instrument and still supports it." (Asia Times, 11/15/01)


September 27, 1996

The Taliban conquer Kabul, establishing control over much of Afghanistan. A surge in military success of the Taliban at this time is later attributed to an increase in direct military assistance from Pakistan's ISI. (New York Times, 12/8/01) The oil company Unocal is hopeful that the Taliban will stabilize Afghanistan, and allow its pipeline plans to go forward. In fact, "preliminary agreement [on the pipeline] was reached between the [Taliban and Unocal] long before the fall of Kabul." (Telegraph, 10/11/96)


August 9, 1998

The Northern Alliance capital of Afghanistan, Mazar-i-Sharif, is conquered by the Taliban. Military support of Pakistan's ISI plays a large role; there is even an intercept of an ISI officer stating, "My boys and I are riding into Mazar-i-Sharif." (New York Times, 12/8/01) This victory gives the Taliban control of 90% of Afghanistan, including the entire pipeline route. CentGas, the consortium behind the gas pipeline that would run through Afghanistan, is now "ready to proceed. Its main partners are the American oil firm Unocal and Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia, plus Hyundai of South Korea, two Japanese companies, a Pakistani conglomerate and the Turkmen government." (Telegraph, 8/13/98)


July 14, 1999

US government informant Randy Glass records a conversation between some illegal arms dealers and ISI agents, held at a restaurant within view of the WTC. An ISI agent points to the WTC and says, "Those towers are coming down." Glass passes these warnings on, but he claims "The complaints were ordered sanitized by the highest levels of government." (WPBF Channel 25, 8/5/02, Palm Beach Post, 10/17/02)


October 1999

The CIA readies an operation to capture or kill bin Laden, secretly training and equipping approximately 60 commandos from the ISI. Pakistan supposedly agrees to this plan in return for the lifting of economic sanctions and more economic aid. The plan is ready to go by October, but it is aborted because on October 12, General Musharraf takes control of Pakistan in a coup. Musharraf refuses to continue the operation despite the promise of substantial rewards. (Washington Post, 10/3/01)


January-June 2000

Pakistani ISI Director General Ahmad orders an aide to wire transfer about $100,000 to hijacker Atta. (Dawn, 10/8/01, Wall Street Journal, 10/10/01) The individual who makes the wire transfer at Ahmad's direction is Saeed Sheikh, later convicted for kidnapping and murdering reporter Daniel Pearl in February 2002. ABC News later reports, "federal authorities have told ABC News they've now tracked more than $100,000 from banks in Pakistan to two banks in Florida to accounts held by suspected hijack ringleader Mohamed Atta." (ABC News, 9/30/01)


November 10, 2001

Telegraph reporter Christina Lamb is arrested and expelled from Pakistan by the ISI. She had been investigating the connections between the ISI and the Taliban. Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's investigation into the ISI will later result in his death. (Telegraph, 11/11/01)


December 30, 2001

The new Afghan Interior Minister Younis Qanooni claims that the ISI helped bin Laden escape from Afghanistan: "Undoubtedly they (ISI) knew what was going on." (BBC, 12/30/01)



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 08:36 PM
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January 23, 2002

Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Pakistan. (Guardian, 1/25/02, BBC, 7/5/02) He is later murdered. "At the time of his abduction, Pearl was investigating links between Pakistani extremists and Richard C. Reid, the British man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner with explosives hidden in his sneakers. As part of that probe, Pearl may have strayed into areas involving Pakistan's secret intelligence organizations." (Washington Post, 2/23/02)


February 25, 2002

Time reports that the second highest Taliban official in US custody, Mullah Haji Abdul Samat Khaksar, has been waiting for months for the CIA to talk to him. Even two weeks after Time informed US officials that Khaksar wanted to talk, no one has properly interviewed him. He says he has useful information, and may be able to help locate former Taliban leader Mullah Omar. Time notes that "he claims to have information about al-Qaeda links to the ISI." (Time, 2/25/02) "The little that Khaksar has divulged — to an American general and his intelligence aide - is tantalizing." "He says that the ISI agents are still mixed up with the Taliban and al-Qaeda," and that all three have formed a new group to get the US out of Afghanistan. (Time, 2/19/02)


March 1, 2002

The ISI pressures an important Pakistani newspaper, The News, to fire four journalists. The editor also flees the country in response. These journalists had reported on connections between Saeed Sheikh, arrested for the murder of Daniel Pearl, and recent attacks on the Indian parliament in Delhi and Kashmir. This information comes from an article titled, "There's Much More To Daniel Pearl's Murder Than Meets the Eye," and that certainly seems to be the case. (Washington Post, 3/10/02)



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 03:42 PM
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Today in the news, Afghanistan claims Pakistan is the "biggest exporter of terrorism and extremism to the world." while Afghan President Hamid Karzai points the finger at the Pakistani ISI.

Afghanistan Accuses Pakistani Intelligence of Aiding Cross-Border Terrorism

Afghanistan's relationship with Pakistan is becoming increasingly strained, with the country threatening Tuesday to boycott a series of upcoming meetings about economic cooperation and coordinated assistance across the border and the cabinet issuing a statement that faulted Pakistan for being the "biggest exporter of terrorism and extremism to the world."
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The boycott warning follows accusations by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the Pakistani intelligence agency, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), has been masterminding terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, reports CBS News.


More from the article:

The cabinet implicated Pakistan's spy agency in a string of recent attacks, including the Kandahar jailbreak, the beheading of Afghans in the Bajaur and Waziristan provinces of Pakistan, a recent suicide blast in Uruzghan province and the deadly bombing at the Indian embassy in Kabul.

Karzai's ministers warned that unless Pakistan's leaders verifiably [rein in] the spy agency, upcoming talks scheduled between the two countries on assistance along the border region and economic cooperation will be postponed.


A report issued earlier this month by the RAND Corp states:

The study, "Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan," found that some active and former officials in Pakistan's intelligence service and the Frontier Corps – a Pakistani paramilitary force deployed along the Afghan border – provided direct assistance to Taliban militants and helped secure medical care for wounded fighters.


Full circle indeed, ADVISOR. The Pakistani ISI are still
supporting the Taliban and fomenting violence in the region.



posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 06:43 AM
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THIS IS A GLOBAL TERROR ALERT

One of Worlds Most Wanted Men Captured


War crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic arrested in Serbia

Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s most wanted men, was arrested yesterday 13 years after he was first indicted by the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal.

The 63-year-old war crimes suspect faces genocide charges for his role in the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in Europe’s worst atrocity since the Second World War, and for organising the siege of Sarajevo which claimed 12,000 lives.

Times Online

Semper



posted on Jul, 25 2008 @ 09:39 AM
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THIS IS A NATIONAL TERROR ALERT ARTICLE


Democrats Urge Suspension Of New Terror Threat Alert System

Responding to warnings in a government audit, congressional Democrats are calling on the Homeland Security Department to suspend a new threat alert system until the program is retooled to meet state and local needs.

The new system, which is to be the main way the department communicates regular threat information to local and private sector officials, has had a troubled history. The department scrapped a $91 million system, dubbed the Homeland Security Information Network or HSIN, after reports found that the program lacked critical security and structural functions that made it unworkable.

It’s been placed on life support until it can be replaced by “HSIN Next Gen,” which is due to be completed next September with an estimated price tag of $62 million.

The National Terror Alert

Information Only

At least the new system is cheaper.

Semper



posted on Jul, 25 2008 @ 09:48 AM
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GLOBAL TERROR ALERT

This is a MUST read!!!!


Chief Homeland Security Medical Officer Stresses Threat of Anthrax Terror Attack

Al Qaeda continues to plot terror attacks that would include biological agents, and the terror group has focused specifically on the use of anthrax as a weapon, the chief medical officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told a congressional panel during a field hearing in Rhode Island Tuesday.

"Given the challenges we face in assessing current terrorist capabilities and identifying plots, it is unlikely that we will receive actionable or specific warning of an imminent biological attack. Furthermore, many of these deadly biological agents, including anthrax, are readily available in nature, relatively easy to procure, culture, and weaponize,"

Runge, who reminded congressmen he would step down from his post in early August, said many legitimate research programs around the globe use anthrax, making it difficult for the United States to gain intelligence on where terror threats using the biological agent may emerge.

Al Qaeda was known to have at least one biological weapons facility for the production of anthrax itself in Afghanistan, but US armed forces eventually destroyed it, according to sources. In 2002, Al Qaeda announced it intended to kill up to 10 million Americans using weapons of mass destruction, such as biological agents.

HS Today

The entire article is something we all should read...

Semper



posted on Jul, 30 2008 @ 09:13 PM
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Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, chief medical officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, told a congressional subcommittee on July 22 that the risk of a large-scale biological attack on the nation is significant and that the U.S. government knows its terrorist enemies have sought to use biological agents as instruments of warfare. Runge also said that the United States believes that capability is within the terrorists’ reach.
Runge gave his testimony before a subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology that was holding a field hearing in Providence, R.I., to discuss the topic of “Emerging Biological Threats and Public Health Preparedness.”

During his testimony, Runge specifically pointed to al Qaeda as the most significant threat and testified that the United States had determined that the terrorist organization is seeking to develop and use a biological weapon to cause mass casualties in an attack.

Busting the Anthrax Myth



posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 03:12 AM
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Here is a great resource for current breaking news, sectioned into topics of interest, and listed chronologically as it is reported. One of my favorite sources for breaking hot off the wire news, other than ATS of course.



Topics such as tie together the above posts;

US anthrax scientist commits suicide as FBI closes in Fri Aug 1, 2008 03:32 AM EDT



Breaking News
Terror Plots

al Qaeda

Homeland Security

Terrorism


The above link list is only a handful of the topics on the site, many other areas of interest can be found.





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