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All Fear!! No Actual Information To Back It Up Equals Inside Information!!

Saturday, November 15th, 2008


November 15, 2008
Barack Obama is warned to beware of a ‘huge threat’ from al-Qaeda
Security officials fear a ‘spectacular’ during the transition period

Tom Baldwin in Washington and Michael Evans, Defence Editor
Barack Obama is being given ominous advice from leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to brace himself for an early assault from terrorists.

General Michael Hayden, director of the CIA, this week acknowledged that there were dangers during a presidential transition when new officials were coming in and getting accustomed to the challenges. But he added that no “real or artificial spike” in intercepted transmissions from terror suspects had been detected.

President Bush has repeatedly described the acute vulnerability of the US during a transition. The Bush Administration has been defined largely by the 9/11 attacks, which came within a year of his taking office.

His aides have pointed to al-Qaeda’s first assault on the World Trade Centre, which occurred little more than a month after Bill Clinton became President in 1993. There was an alleged attempt to bomb Glasgow airport in Gordon Brown’s first days in Downing Street and a London nightclub attack was narrowly thwarted.

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Lord West of Spithead, the Home Office Security Minister, spoke recently of a “huge threat”, saying: “There is another great plot building up again and we are monitoring this.”

Intelligence chiefs on both sides of the Atlantic have indicated that such warnings refer more to a general sense of foreboding than fear of an imminent or specific plan.

Referring to the attacks in 1993 and 2001, General Hayden told a Washington think-tank on Thursday night: “For some people two data points create a trend line. For others, there may be more hesitation to call it that.” He said that the chief danger comes from remote areas in Pakistan that border Afghanistan.

“Today virtually every major terrorist threat that my agency is aware of has threads back to the tribal areas. Whether it’s command and control, training, direction, money, capabilities, there is a connection to the Fata [Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas].”

General Hayden said that al-Qaeda remained a “determined, adaptive enemy” operating “from its safe haven in Pakistan”. He added: “If there is a major attack on this country it will bear the fingerprints of al-Qaeda.”

He said that the border region remained the base of al-Qaeda’s leadership, which had developed a more durable structure and a deep reserve of skilled operatives. “AlQaeda, operating from its safe haven in Pakistan’s tribal areas, remains the most clear and present danger to the safety of the United States,” General Hayden said.

The hunt for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden “is very much at the top of CIA’s priority list,” he added. “Because of his iconic stature, his death or capture clearly would have a significant impact on the confidence of his followers.”

The CIA chief also suggested that the terror group was seeking to recruit Western-looking operatives who would not cause attention if they were standing in airport screening queues.

Hours after he spoke, a suspected US missile attack killed 12 people in Pakistan, including five foreigners. Such strikes are hugely controversial, with Islamabad claiming that they fuel anti-American extremist groups. But Mr Obama has been clear that he wants to pursue al-Qaeda aggressively across the Afghan border.

In Britain, security officials say that there is genuine concern that alQaeda will attempt a “spectacular” in the transition period, but suggest that it may be aimed more at Mr Bush than Mr Obama.

“As far as we know there is nothing from the intelligence world to indicate that anything has changed dramatically in recent months to put us on alert for an attack at the moment,” a source said. The present threat level is “severe”, which is the second-highest alert status. But a senior counterterrorism official suggested last month that this should be regarded as “the severe end of severe”. This would point to Britain facing a terrorist threat nearly as high as the period in the summer of 2005 when terrorists killed 52 people on London’s transport network on July 7 and attempted a similar attack on July 21.

Britain and the US are sharing all intelligence on suspected terrorist activity because of the high risk of a plot involving transatlantic flights. Al-Qaeda is understood still to be obsessed with mounting an attack using passenger airliners. There have also been warnings of al-Qaeda interest in developing a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) device. The US has anti-CBRN units on constant patrol in main cities.

Al-Qaeda is known to be experimenting with biological agents, particularly anthrax, which they acquire from dead animals and then create cultures. The key man involved in these experiments is Abou Kabbah al-Masri, who was engaged in the biological trials including tests on rabbits that were uncovered in Afghanistan when the Taleban were overrun after the US invasion in 2001.

James Lewis, a security expert with the Centre of Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that al-Qaeda may wish to provoke a reaction from the next US Administration designed to show the rest of the world that “America is still the evil crusader”.

Last month Joe Biden, the Vice-President-elect, told campaign donors: “Watch, we’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle [of Mr Obama].”

Mr Lewis said that many Muslims were intrigued by Mr Obama’s arrival in the White House and “there may be political downsides” in attacking America too early. “It is hard to fathom the level of sophistication of their operatives and whether the chatter we intercept is dissent or intent. If they are gong to do something, they may wait until after the inauguration.

“At present there are policemen standing on policemen at possible targets. That won’t be the case three months into the new administration.”

The arms race

1945 US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1953 Russia tests its first atomic bomb

1962 US discovers Soviet Union building a nuclear missile base in Cuba. After seven days of intense talks a naval quarantine is placed around Cuba and is only removed once President Khrushchev agrees to dismantle the base

1983 President Reagan launches the Strategic Defensive Initiative – Star Wars. This would allow the US to detect a nuclear weapon being launched and, by using laser technology, give it time to launch its own weapon to destroy the enemy missile

1986 President Gorbachev proposes a 50 per cent reduction in the nuclear arsenals of both sides. The discussions finally dissolve with no agreement reached

2008 US strikes deal with Poland and Czech Republic on Missile Defence Shield. Russia retaliates on day that Barack Obama is elected US President by threatening to station missiles in Kaliningrad, near its border with Poland

Source: Times archive

Chertoff Is A WHACKO!! And He Is In Power!! Make No Mistake!!

Friday, October 31st, 2008




—————– Bulletin Message —————–
From: The Last Baboon
Date: Oct H31, 2008 11:01 AM

Nuclear and biological terrorism is the emerging threat the next US president should focus on, the US security chief has told Sky News. Homeland security secretary Michael Chertoff said sources of radioactive and biological materials must be secured.

Note:How Chertoff once again targets the internet.

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US Army Strategy 2008! Perpetual War! Welcome George! 1984!

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

This general author assures us in his second sentence that his Army is incapable of doing its job, which is to end war, not perpetuate it!! If this is our national military strategy, which if you read this, it is, we are in desperate trouble!! This author also refers to and uses GWOT (Global War On Terror) as an underpinning of this strategy. Chariman JCS Admiral Mullen in his first order in his new position as the highest ranking military officer in the US military, removed all reference to GWOT from all military fighting manuals!! Someone does not know what he is talking about…and both of them wear many stars and the US military uniform!! What the hell is going on here!!??!!

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Now Iraq War Was God’s Idea? No, It Was Bush’s Idea!!

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I Don’t Quite Understand Which Church She Goes To….To Make A Statement Like This!!
Palin: Iraq war ‘a task that is from God’

Sep 3, 7:23 PM (ET)


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a “task that is from God.”

In an address last June, the Republican vice presidential candidate also urged ministry students to pray for a plan to build a $30 billion natural gas pipeline in the state, calling it “God’s will.”

Palin asked the students to pray for the troops in Iraq, and noted that her eldest son, Track, was expected to be deployed there.

“Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God,” she said. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan.”

Bush To Give Georgia $1 Billion For Attacking Ossetian Civilians!!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008


US poised to announce $1B in aid for Georgia
By MATTHEW LEE – 14 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration plans to roll out a $1 billion economic aid package for Georgia on Wednesday to help the pro-Western former Soviet republic rebuild after Russia’s invasion last month, The Associated Press has learned.

The multi-year proposal calls for spending about half of the total in the administration’s remaining five months in office and recommending that the incoming president and his team continue funding the project when they take over in January, a senior official said.

Both the Democratic and Republican contenders for November’s presidential elections, Barack Obama and John McCain, have expressed support for Georgia’s embattled government in the face of Russia’s invasion.

The package, some of which will require congressional approval, will be a substantial U.S. investment in Georgia but is only half the $2 billion a year in assistance Washington provides its closest Mideast ally, Israel.

The White House and State Department intend on Wednesday afternoon to jointly announce the aid package, which follows a fact-finding and assessment mission to Georgia by Reuben Jeffrey, a senior U.S. diplomat who returned from the country last week, the official told the AP.

Jeffrey has recommended that assistance be sped to Georgia to help it rebuild its economy and infrastracture that was destroyed by Russian tanks, troops and airstrikes, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement.

Specific details of the aid were still being worked out, but large chunks will go toward fixing transportation, utility and other essential facilities damaged in the fighting, the official said.

The aid is aimed at showing concrete U.S. support for Georgian President Mikhail Saakhashvili and his government and is to be announced shortly before Vice President Dick Cheney visits Georgia this week.

It follows increasingly harsh criticism from Bush, Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other top administration officials of Russia’s actions against Georgia and its refusal thus far to comply with the terms of a French-brokered cease-fire.

However, the aid will not be accompanied by threatened punitive measures against Russia that are still being considered and which the administration would like to take in concert with European nations, the official said.

European Union leaders on Monday threatened to delay talks with Moscow on a political and economic agreement unless Russia pulls its troops back from positions in Georgia that they occupied in early August in a dispute over the separatist areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

On Aug. 7, Georgian forces attacked South Ossetia, hoping to retake the province, which broke away from Georgia in the early 1990s. Russian forces repelled the offensive and pushed into Georgia.

Both sides signed the cease-fire in mid-August, but Russia has ignored its requirement for all forces to return to prewar positions. Moscow insists the cease-fire accord lets it run checkpoints in security zones of up to 4 miles into Georgian territory.

Russia has now recognized the independence of the two regions, drawing condemnations but little else from the United States and Europe, which have found their leverage with Moscow is limited.

Cheney Better Watch His Step In Georgia! Mr Putin Is Not Jokin!!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Putin pledges measured response to NATO warships in Black Sea
20:14 | 02/ 09/ 2008


MOSCOW, September 2 (RIA Novosti) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia will respond calmly to the presence of NATO warships in the Black Sea. (Russia’s Black Sea Fleet – Image gallery)

“Our response will be calm, not hysterical, but there will definitely be a response,” Putin said.

NATO sent a number of ships, including U.S. warships, into the Black Sea after Russia completed its operation “to force Georgia to peace” on August 12.

The operation came as a response to Georgia’s attack on South Ossetia on August 8.

The U.S. has delivered millions of dollars of what it says is humanitarian aid to its ally Georgia. Russia has however questioned the nature of the deliveries.

“If the talk is about humanitarian aid to one of the parties to the conflict, I believe that…it should go to the victims of aggression, that is to South Ossetia,” Putin said, adding that it was unclear why warships were needed to carry humanitarian aid.

Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Anatoly Nogovitsyn also said on Tuesday that Russia was concerned over the presence of the five NATO warships in the Black Sea.

Moscow recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states on August 26, and Putin said it was not that significant for Russia that no other country had so far followed suit. Western countries have condemned the move as an “irresponsible decision.”

Russia said that the decision was taken to protect the region following Georgia’s attack on South Ossetia during which hundreds of civilians were killed and thousands forced to flee the devastated region.

Abkhaz President Sergei Bagapsh told journalists Tuesday that he hoped the republic would be recognized by another 10-11 states.

The Russian premier also said there were no Russian troops in Georgia, including in Poti. “There are no Russian troops on Georgian soil – there are only peacekeeping forces,” Putin said.

A number of Western countries have accused Russia of failing to withdraw troops from Georgia in line with a peace plan agreed on by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy. Moscow has repeatedly said it had withdrawn all troops from the area by August 22.

Putin also said the joint statement signed by European Union leaders at Monday’s summit showed that relations with Europe would develop despite the Georgia conflict.

EU leaders, meeting in Brussels to discuss the situation in Georgia, condemned Russia’s actions in the recent conflict, but stopped short of sanctions.

“Thank God, common sense prevailed. We do not see any extreme conclusions or proposals, and this is very good,” the Russian premier said. “We have a foundation to continue dialogue with our European partners.”

Putin complained that EU leaders failed to condemn Georgia’s aggression, but noted that French President Nicolas Sarkozy had spoken of “the [Mikheil] Saakashvili regime” at a press conference.

“No one talks of ‘the Sarkozy regime’ about the French political system, or ‘the Merkel regime’ about Germany, and no one says ‘the Brown regime’ about Britain, but regarding Georgia ‘the Saakashvili regime’ did not sound unusual,” Putin said.

“This means [Georgia] is not a democratic state, and there is a regime of personal power … There is and can be nothing democratic in its nature,” he said, adding that this provides “certain points of mutual understanding” for Russia and the EU that “can be put forward as a foundation for further dialogue.”

President Medvedev said on Tuesday he regrets the EU does not have a “full understanding” of Russia’s actions to repel Georgian aggression. “This is sad, but not fatal, because everything in this world is changing,” he told Euronews.

For more information in Russian

Putin Speaks Out About US Involvement Georgian Conflict

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

What The Hell Is Going On Here??

Saturday, August 30th, 2008


Minot AFB ‘Oddities’ Grow: Air Force Searches For Lost Launch Devices –Three Crew Members Removed Over Allegations of Sex Abuse and Equipment Tampering 28 Aug 2008 The Air Force says at least three ballistic missile crew members at bases in North Dakota and Montana have been taken off the job while the military investigates allegations ranging from sexual abuse to missing classified components used in underground launch control centers. The Air Force announced Thursday that an officer who earlier worked at Minot Air Force Base’s 91st Space Wing notified the military in May that he and another officer had lied about destroying classified launch components in July 2005. “They were supposed to destroy them and they signed documents saying they destroyed them,” said Maj. Laurie A. Arellano, an Air Force spokeswoman. Instead, she said, “they took them home.” In May, one of the officers notified the Air Force of the incident and “turned his launch components over to the government.” Arellano said the devices are used on equipment inside the launch control center to detect equipment tampering. One of the devices remains missing. “We only know of the whereabouts of one for sure,” Arellano said. [See: Minot AFB Clandestine Nukes 'Oddities' 17 Sep 2007.]

Blackwater Issues Mercenary Call For Hurricane Gustav –Blackwater Worldwide: Security for Hurricane Gustav 29 Aug 2008 Blackwater is compiling a list of qualified security personnel for possible deployment into areas affected by Hurricane Gustav. Applicants must meet all items listed under the respective Officer posting and be US citizens. Contract length is TBD. [Email from Blackwater Worldwide disseminated 29 Aug 2008]

St. Bernard Parish plans “lockdown” 29 Aug 2008 St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro Jr. announced late Friday night that he plans to call a mandatory evacuation for his parish at 4 p.m. Saturday, which will be followed immediately by a “lockdown” to prevent anyone from entering the parish. Anyone who does not comply with the mandatory evacuation will be required to remain in his or her house, he said.

Bush declares emergency in Mississippi 30 Aug 2008 President [sic] Bush has declared an emergency in Mississippi because of the potential for damage from Hurricane Gustav, the White House says.

Bush Declares Federal State of Emergency For Louisiana –Hurricane Gustav Nears Cuba With 195 kph Winds 30 Aug 2008 U.S. President [sic] George Bush declared a federal state of emergency in the state of Louisiana, a likely target for the storm.

Gustav hits Cuba as Category 4 hurricane 30 Aug 2008 Gustav, now an “extremely dangerous Category 4″ storm, hit Cuba Saturday, forcing thousands of people from their homes.

McCain: Hurricane Gustav [Obama] May Suspend RNC 30 Aug 2008 ABC News: In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace that will air Sunday morning, Sen. John McCain indicated that the GOP convention could be suspended because of Hurricane Gustav.

Bush Seeks to Affirm a Continuing War on [of] Terror 30 Aug 2008 Tucked deep into a recent proposal from the Bush administration is a provision that has received almost no public attention, yet in many ways captures one of President [sic] Bush’s defining legacies: an affirmation that the United States is still at war with Al Qaeda [al-CIAduh]. Mr. Bush’s advisers want Congress to say so and “acknowledge again and explicitly that this nation remains engaged in an armed conflict with Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated organizations, who have already proclaimed themselves at war with us and who are dedicated to the slaughter of Americans.” The language, part of a proposal for hearing legal appeals from detainees at the United States naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, goes beyond political symbolism. Echoing a measure that Congress passed just days after the Sept. 11 attacks, it carries significant legal and public policy implications for Mr. Bush, and potentially his successor, to claim the imprimatur of Congress to use the tools of war, including detention, interrogation and surveillance, against the enemy, legal and political analysts say. Some lawmakers are concerned that the administration’s effort to declare anew a war footing is an 11th-hour maneuver to re-establish its broad interpretation of the president’s wartime powers, even in the face of challenges from the Supreme Court and Congress.

Biggest Newspaper In Holland Says Dutch Intelligence Helped Prepare Imminent Attack On Iran –De Telegraaf front page says sources inside AVID helped CIA map air attack By Steve Watson 29 Aug 2008 The biggest Newspaper in the Netherlands today devotes its front page to news that the Dutch intelligence agency has helped the CIA prepare for an air attack on Iran which it now believes is imminent. AVID, Holland’s military intelligence service, has pulled back from operations it was carrying out inside Iran as it believes an American led attack will go ahead within weeks according to De Telegraaf’s sources.

Top Iran general says attack on Tehran would ignite ‘world war’ 30 Aug 2008 A senior Iranian military commander has warned that a “world war” would erupt in the event the United States or Israel launch an offensive against his country, AFP quoted the state news agency IRNA as reporting on Saturday. “Any aggression against Iran will start a world war,” deputy chief of staff for defence publicity, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, said in a statement carried by IRNA.

Commander: Aggression on Iran to start world war 30 Aug 2008 Deputy chief of Iran’s armed forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said here on Saturday that any aggression on Iran would start a world war, the official IRNA news agency reported. “Any aggression against Iran will start a world war,” and “the unrestrained greed of the U.S. leadership is leading the world to the edge of a precipice,” the report quoted him as saying.

Military help for Georgia is a ‘declaration of war’, says Moscow in extraordinary warning to the West 27 Aug 2008 Moscow has issued an extraordinary warning to the West that military assistance to Georgia for use against South Ossetia or Abkhazia would be viewed as a “declaration of war” by Russia. The extreme rhetoric from the Kremlin’s envoy to NATO['s extreme rhetoric] came as President Dmitry Medvedev stressed he will make a military response to US missile defence installations in eastern Europe.