Archive for September, 2006

The Thailand Coup: ­ Creating A New World Order

“What appear on the surface to be disconnected events can be collected to present a coherent picture. The goal remains the same–removing the position of the United States as the remaining Super Power and replacing it with a totalitarian state. The relation between economic factors, terrorism, war and energy are potent factors that must be addressed in a comprehensive way. We remain dangerously ignorant of the enemy we face.” — David J. Jonsson, CanadaFreePress.com

30 September 2006: For those wanting to gain a clearer understanding of how current world events are related, and how these events are stacking up against the United States, the comprehensive article by David J. Jonsson at CanadaFreePress.com is critically important. It is important to understand the goal of establishing the “Islamic Kingdom of God on Earth” and implementation of Shariah law. Mr. Jonsson asks and answers the ever-important question: “Are the Islamists the pawns of Russia and China or… are they really an ‘Unholy Alliance?” –Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

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Baghdad on “Unprecedented” Lockdown

30 September 2006: Since August, the Northeast Intelligence Network accumulated a significant amount of intelligence information from various venues to suggest that this year, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan would be different from any other Ramadan since 2001. That forecast has already been fulfilled in Baghdad, as the first week of Ramadan 2006 has been the worst for suicide and homicide bombings, where they have hit a record high since the U.S. led invasion in 2003. Acting on credible intelligence, the Iraqi government ordered an unprecedented, complete lockdown inside Baghdad, banning all pedestrian and vehicular traffic until Sunday morning. Additionally, security around the “green zone, or the 2 square mile riverside compound once occupied by Saddam Hussein and now home to thousands, including most senior officials and the U.S. and British embassies, has been significantly increased based on the threat of large-scale attacks involving vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices VBIEDs), including large truck bombs possibly laced with chemical agents and suicide bombers wearing explosive vests.

The lockdown also comes immediately following Friday’s arrest of Khudhir FARHAN, who has been identified as a member of one of Iraqi parliament’s personal security detail. FARHAN is part of the personal security detachment of Adnan al-Dulaimi, the head of the largest Sunni Arab bloc in parliament.[/b] Khudhir FARHAN was taken into custody Friday at the home of al-Dulaimi.

Also, the lockdown was announced shortly after the brother-in-law of Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, the new presiding judge in Saddam Hussein’s genocide trial was shot and killed in Baghdad, which appears to be an attempt to force the trial to be moved out of Iraq. The attack on a car carrying the judge’s brother-in-law and nephew was the latest in a string of violence linked to proceedings against the former Iraqi leader. During Saddam’s first trial, three defense lawyers were killed, and a fourth fled the country in fear for his life.

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In-depth Analysis of Video from Ayman al-Zawahiri

“Perhaps tainted food, forest fires, small acts of sabotage, various incidents and random acts of violence by Muslims against American citizens being seen in the news are what he is referring to.”

By Randy Taylor Independent Analyst
rtaylor@homelandsecurityus.com

30 September 2006: The title of the as Sahab production is “Bush, the Pope of the Vatican, Darfur, and the Crusader Wars” featuring the number two in command of al Qaeda, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri. This video was widely distributed on the internet on September 29, 2006.

The video was 17:51 in length, delivered through multiple links in a variety of file sizes with the video packed into .rar files encoded with a password which was supplied with the video.

In light of upcoming elections and the growing division in the population of the United States regarding the War on Terror, the war in Iraq and in Afghanistan, this first portion of the video is aimed at the American people who think that we shouldn’t be fighting the wars in these countries. The latter portion of the video is directed to Muslims with the subject matter of the Pope, the Crusaders aggressions against Islam and the situation in Darfur.

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Disturbing audio message from al Qaeda leader in Iraq: WMDs vs. US Troops sought

29 September 2006: A new and disturbing audio message from al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, Abu Ayyoub al-Masri, (a/k/a Abu Hamza al-Muhajer ) was secured from a web site commonly used to disseminate such messages early yesterday by independent analyst Randy Taylor. The audio message, just over 20 minutes in length, features al-Masri asking any scientists, or anyone having specialized knowledge in the areas of nuclear physics and the handling of biological and chemical materials to “join the jihad in Iraq.” al Masri also directed his followers to step up attacks against US troops during the “holy month of Ramadan.”

This request from the top al Qaeda leader further verifies the information provided to the Northeast Intelligence Network by retired AFOSI agent Paul ‘Dave’ Gaubatz of a possible imminent attack against troops in the “Green Zone” in Iraq near the time of the US elections. It also strongly suggests that al Qaeda in Iraq could be in possession of radiological, chemical or biological materials, and underscores their intent to drive US forces out of Iraq.

Abu Ayyoub al-Masri assumed leadership of al Qaeda in Iraq following the July 7, 2006 U.S. air strike that killed terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

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Reassessing the Growing Chinese Threat

–by Jeff Lukens
The Reality Check

29 September 2006: At a time when Islamic terrorism captures the headlines, another equally ominous threat to our national security is quietly on the rise. China is undergoing a sustained effort to strengthen its military. So much so, in fact, that their annual defense spending has tripled over the past decade.

China already has the largest standing army in the world. And since no nation threatens them, why are they growing their military so fast? Well, because they can. And secondly, because they intend to become a dominant world power. By mid-century, China will likely surpass the United States to become the world’s largest economy. Their rapidly expanding economy has enabled them to finance a rapidly expanding military.They already consume more industrial resources than any other nation, and they are the world’s second-largest user of oil. This enormous thirst for raw materials is changing the direction of their diplomatic and military strategy, and it may be cause for us to change our diplomatic and military strategy as well.

Extensive investment in a Chinese blue-water navy will soon enable the projection of power far beyond their shores. That, and their strategic relationships with countries along their sea-routes from the Middle East to allow passage of ships through choke points suggest concern about protecting
their energy supply.

China already breaks copyrights and many other trade protocols. It isn’t difficult to imagine scenarios in which Beijing would offer military hardware to Iran in exchange for favored rights to their oil.

The Chinese leadership see themselves as a power on the rise, and the U.S. as a power on the wane. Many in the military hierarchy, moreover, see the U.S. as their inevitable enemy, and are preparing accordingly.

We once believed Beijing would not attack Taiwan knowing such action would endanger their relationship with America. As their power grows, our relationship may be of lesser importance to them.

For Washington, independence of Taiwan remains vital, but the consequences of China’s ravenous appetite for raw materials and growing military power have become equally important.

What if China’s power grew so dominant that all the other countries in the region began to acquiesce to it? Japan and South Korea are probably already concerned the U.S. might back away if armed trouble with China arises.

Beijing has established an integrated economy with surrounding Asian nations equal in size to that of the U.S. They have the technological and financial advantages of a modern economy, and with their huge population, the cost advantages of a developing one.

What’s more, they sell more than 40 percent of their exports to America, and own more than $200 billion in U.S. debt. While the Chinese save as much as 40 percent of their GDP, our savings rate is less than 2 percent of our GDP.

Domestic U.S. manufacturing companies, moreover, must deal with labor rates, health care and retirement plans, and environmental and regulatory burdens that are not found in China. In ever more sectors, consequently, competing against them has become a losing proposition.

Perhaps we have been a bit naïve to believe we can hasten democratic reform in China by opening to our markets to them. Over time, we have developed huge trade deficits with them, and have become ever more dependent on their capital to finance our federal debt.

We have also assumed that greater access to information technology and free markets would move them toward democracy. Instead, they have used the internet and other technologies to expand surveillance over their people.

Individual autonomy and elective government must go along with free markets, and in the case of Mainland China, that just isn’t happening. Our economic interaction cannot be a substitute for their political inaction.

How we respond to the Chinese challenge will be difficult to formulate. We can always hope that our past strategy will eventually come to fruition. We must be open, however, to the possibility that present policy is not working and only strengthening a regime that represses their people and threatens other nations.

We need to develop a strategic response that addresses our economic competitiveness in terms of debt-based growth and domestic manufacturing. And we will also need to strengthen our relationships with Japan, India, and even Russia to ensure a balance of power in the region.

We cannot assume Chinese and American interests are the same. No one knows when some chance incident might trigger a showdown over control of Taiwan, or another Tiananmen Square type bloodbath.

With every passing day, China’s economic and military power continues to grow. It may become an unmanageable problem. Now is the time for American policy-makers to plan accordingly.

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Coming to, or already in the US: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet Censored

29 September 2006: The following is an excerpt from an editorial that appeared in Investor’s Business Daily published today. “PC creep” is becoming extreme and will have a complete chokehold on the US as it does Europe unless we, as Americans, refuse to capitulate. Here are a few salient examples copied from the article:

• The Netherlands: Elected leaders critical of radical Islam, such as lawmaker Geert Wilders, Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen, ex-lawmaker Hirsi Ali and alderman Ahmed Aboutaleb, now must have bodyguards after Islamist threats. Wilders told the Washington Post of seeing Islamist videos calling for his beheading.

• U.K.: Government workers in West Midlands were told to remove or cover all pig-related items, including a tissue box depicting Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, after a Muslim took offense. An official called it “tolerance of people’s beliefs.” Meanwhile, a Bristol man had to remove a “porking yard” sign at his pub under a local court’s “Anti-Social Behavior Order” for offending Muslims.

• Spain: Premier Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero showed up at a socialist youth assembly in a “Palestinian scarf,” which the Wiesenthal Center called a militant rather than religious symbol.

• France: Police denied anti-Semitism was the motive in the kidnap-murder of a young Jewish man by a Muslim immigrant who demanded the victim’s family raise a ransom from a synagogue.

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Ayman al-Zawahiri… as expected

29 September 2006: As outlined by independent analyst Randy Taylor a video message featuring al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri was released earlier today. The video, lasting 17 minutes, 51 seconds, is titled Bush, the Catholic Pope, and Darfur- The Crusader’s War and contains English subtitles. The video message will be made available shortly.

27 September 2006: As reported by the Northeast Intelligence Network on Sunday, September 24, 2006, independent counter-terrorism analyst Randy Taylor found evidence amid communications on an Arabic language Internet forum that a message from the al Qaeda leadership was “forthcoming.” Early this morning, analysts discovered a banner announcement posted on several Islamist Internet forums that a video message from al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri, titled “Bush, the Catholic Pope, and Darfur - the Crusader’s War” is about to be released.

Investigative analysts at the Northeast Intelligence Network are continuing to monitor various Internet forums, websites and other venues and will advise our readers when the message becomes available.

Possible message from an al Qaeda leader rumored to be forthcoming

By Randy Taylor, independent analyst
rtaylor@homelandsecurityus.com

24 September 2006: Rumors and rumblings in well established al Qaeda venues of communication are that we should be hearing from the al Qaeda leadership soon in a speech to be released on the internet, possibly through the al Jazeera network. The exact contents and whether this release will be audio or video format has not yet been determined. As soon as we have more information we will publish it. Considering the upsurge in violence lately, the increasing momentum of the worldwide Islamic assault and the significance of Ramadan, this comes as no surprise to analysts monitoring this.

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China uses lasers to blind US satellites

28 September 2006: According to an article published yesterday in the UK Telegraph, China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed to disable American spy satellites by “blinding” their sensitive surveillance devices. There has been increasing alarm in parts of the American military establishment over China’s growing military ambitions. Military experts have already noted that Chinese military expenditure is increasingly designed to challenge American military pre-eminence by investing in weaponry that can attack key systems such as aircraft carriers and satellites.

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Canadian Terror Suspect Denied Bail

Terror suspect used his position of trust as a bus driver to recruit young men to embrace an extremist ideology and to attend terrorist training in Canada and elsewhere.

27 September 2006: Qayyum Abdul JAMAL, 43 the eldest of the 18 terror suspects arrests on June 2 and 3, 2006 was denied bail Monday by a Brampton, Ontario Justice of the Peace. JAMAL is charged with three counts under Canada’s Anti Terrorism act. The group, 13 men and 8 minors, planned to bomb parliament buildings, take politicians hostage, behead the Canadian Prime Minister and demand both the withdrawal of Canadian forces from Afghanistan and the release of some Muslim prisoners in Canadian jails. The attacks were planned in Meadowvale and were to be launched from there, where JAMAL resides with his wife and four children. Police found explosives and other items stored inside several garages located in Meadowvale.JAMAL was employed as a bus driver for Laidlaw and handled the West Credit Route 1, where he transported students daily to and from West Credit Secondary School. According to witnesses, he used his position of trust as a bus driver to recruit young men to embrace an extremist ideology and to attend terrorist training in Canada and elsewhere. According to neighbors, he also solicited youths in the area where he lived.

JAMAL is a follower of Tanzeem-e-Islami (TJ), a radical Islamic organization based in Lahore, Pakistan in 1975 by Dr Israr Ahmed. Tanzeem-e-Islami (TJ) is closely associated with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA).

Immediately following his arrest, JAMAL asked his wife, Cheryfa MacAulay Jamal, to get in contact with his “old mentor and teacher” Israr Ahmed, founder of Tanzeem-e-Islami (TJ) in Pakistan.

“The process of the revival of Islam in different parts of the world is real. A final show-down between the Muslim world and the non-Muslim world, which has been captured by the Jews, would soon take place. The Gulf war was just a rehearsal for the coming conflict.” –Israr AHMED, as stated at the annual convention of the ISNA held at Columbus, Ohio, on September 11, 1995.

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The Guantanamo Center for Islamic Jihad & Cultural Studies

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
director@homelandsecurityus.com

27 September 2006: In an illustration of the total absurdity of political correctness, the Islamic terrorists who have either directly or indirectly engaged in terror attacks against the US citizens, our troops and our assets – those who have been captured and are being held at Guantanamo Bay, are being treated to traditional sweets, dates and honey for their Ramadan celebration. Apparently caving in to accusations of religious insensitivity and the insane demands of Islamic leaders, Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay are being permitted to observe Ramadan in a true Islamic fashion, despite their role in the deaths of US citizens and military personnel.

A military newspaper on the U.S. base published a front-page article earlier this month that educated the soldiers on the Islamic religious period of Ramadan. According to published reports, the US military is insuring that the cultural needs of the captured terrorists are respected: fasting detainees will have a meal before dawn, and a “double portion” meal in the evening to ensure they receive enough nutrition. Medical personnel will monitor their health.

Despite the cultural adjustments made to accommodate the Muslim prisoners, and despite the presence of an Islamic cultural advisor and chaplains who meet with the prisoners as needed to discuss their private concerns, a court challenge seeking the return of a full-time Muslim chaplain to the base has been filed by one detainee’s attorney, who said that regular religious services would help “preserve the sanity” of the detainees.

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