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    Saturday, December 05, 2009

    Ops and Intel update 12.05.09



    Ops and Intel update 12.05.09



    Iran says needs 20 nuclear sites: report

    Washington Post - Ramin Mostafavi - ‎3 hours ago‎

    Iran says it will only minimally cooperate with IAEA


    Hackers Sending Fake Swine Flu Vaccination E-mails

    Switched (blog) - Amar Toor - ‎22 hours ago‎
    It can also allow hackers total control over an infected PC. As of Tuesday, reports cnet's Insecurity Complex, more than 18000 CDC messages were being sent ...

    Somali Piracy and Counterfeiting Funding Al Qaeda


    Iran Excludes Total SA From Gas Project - Report

    Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎

    Putin Vows To 'Break The Spine' Of Terrorism

    Sky News - Emma Rowley - ‎Dec 3, 2009‎

    http://cryptome.org/dodi/handbook-10-11.zip (4.7MB)

    10-11 Escalation of Force Handbook - Afghanistan


    Iranian Crackdown Goes Global

    NEW YORK -- His first impulse was to dismiss the ominous email as a prank, says a young Iranian-American named Koosha. It warned the 29-year-old engineering student that his relatives in Tehran would be harmed if he didn't stop criticizing Iran on Facebook.


    US to focus on uranium findings in Syria - evidence of Iranian proliferation

    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

    December 6, 2009, 9:00 AM (GMT+02:00)


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    Friday, December 04, 2009

    Expecting coup in Guinea.


    Expecting coup in Guinea.

    President Moussa "Dadis" Camara was flown to
    Morocco for medical treatment,
    with a bullet wound to his head.

    "Morocco's official news agency reported Friday afternoon that Camara had arrived in Rabat to seek medical treatment. A statement from the Foreign Ministry said he was being allowed in for "strictly humanitarian considerations."

    Guinea's government had said earlier that Camara was shot Thursday by Abubakar "Toumba" Diakite, who commands the presidential guard. A rift had opened between the two following a September massacre during which human rights groups say presidential guard members killed at least 157 unarmed civilians at a pro-democracy rally."

    The 45-year-old Camara was shot while at a military camp housing hundreds of men under Toumba's control, Cherif said. Camara had driven to Camp Koundara to confront Toumba after Toumba went to a downtown police station and released officers that were loyal to him but whom Camara had ordered arrested, said Cherif.

    Cherif declined to say how many people had been arrested in the ongoing investigation. He confirmed that Toumba was still at large along with a contingent of his men. Members of the junta, including Toumba, are believed to lead private armies that are faithful only to them.

    Thursday's attack underscored the deep divide inside the military clique that grabbed control of Guinea last December following the death of the country's longtime dictator, Lansana Conte. Camara had initially promised to quickly organize elections, but then reversed course and began hinting that he planned to run for office, prompting a massive protest Sept. 28.

    Toumba is accused of having led the presidential guard that opened fire on the peaceful demonstrators, who had gathered inside the capital's national stadium. Human rights groups say at least 157 people were killed and dozens of women were raped by the red beret-wearing presidential guard who also assaulted them with bayonets, rifle butts and with pieces of wood. The government put the death toll at 57.

    At least 20 women were kidnapped and driven away in military trucks to private villas where they were drugged and videotaped while they were being gang-raped over several days, according to three survivors as well as several human rights groups. The government has denied all wrongdoing and blamed opposition leaders for going ahead with a banned protest.

    The massacre led the European Union and the African Union to impose sanctions on Guinea,including on top members of the junta, who are now the subject of a travel ban. Sources inside the military say that it deeply aggravated divisions that were already present and has led to the clique fracturing further.

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    Thursday, December 03, 2009

    Brilliant surfers 12.03.09

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    Obama's Afghan Strategy, We got it.

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    Chart of the plan, below.


    Obama's Afghan Strategy, We got it.
    By Gerald Internet Anthropologist Think Tank

    Prelim look:

    The senior U.S. officer in Logar, Army Lt. Col. Thomas Gukeisen, tells Voice of America that he does not have enough soldiers to control all of the province, even with the help of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Afghan National Police (ANP). Instead, he uses the troops that he has to occupy the most cooperative villages, and turn them into examples for neighboring villages to follow. The troops provide a security bubble for reconstruction projects in the targeted communities. "Outside of that bubble, you create dislocated envy," said Colonel Gukeisen. "You have people outside - the elders and children - say well how come my school wasn't fixed. For instance, one village, Shamazar, came forward and said we want this. We said, 'Well, you've had 18 IEDs in your village and outside your village. We know you know who's doing it. You're not telling us.'" The idea is for the Afghan communities to police themselves, in order to qualify for reconstruction projects. The aim is to extend security beyond the U.S.-controlled villages. One of Colonel Gukeisen's platoons met recently with farmers in Ibed. "We're conducting agricultural and veterinary surveys for locals in the village of Ibed, outside the security bubble, in hopes of enticing some farmers to come to the district center - and, if they do, it will give us a chance to show that these are services that ourselves in conjunction with the ANA can provide to them. Hopefully we can turn them into a pro-coalition village," explained Army 1st Lieutenant Sean Mahard.

    They called their approach, the "ink-spot" strategy.


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    THE CHART ON HOW ALL THIS FITS TOGETHER, ALL AT ONCE.

    I'd like to see a video on this with detailed audio.



    Gerald
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    Thomas P.M. Barnett's Take on Obama's strategy,
    its scary...

    But in practical terms, his plan is not, because it won't really secure Afghanistan — given our multiple bankruptcies, we can't afford to. Can I offer a better way out? I can only offer a frightening array of potential counterparties to the proposed settlement...

    ...our enemies in Afghanistan aren't backed up by an opposing superpower. Indeed, the rising great powers of the region (China, India, Turkey, Russia, Iran) all have strong vested interests in our success.

    The reason why Obama neglects to mention any regional interests Pakistan's? Admitting the larger logic of regionalization would make too painfully obvious the nature of our current strategic bankruptcy. Because it would suggest that the only "victory" to be found would be "won" by those neighboring powers who did nothing to stabilize the situation. In other words, their "treasure" and our "blood."

    ( The flip side of Tom's argument is that China is buying
    USA debt paper, bonds, and in fact is paying for part of this
    Afpak operation, by supporting the US economy G. )

    Read more: http://www.esquire.com/the-side/war-room/afghanistan-war-cost-120309#ixzz0YgjhuSSs

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    I think I got all sides of this Strategy covered,
    Running it through our Paradigm Intel engine .

    Report later on results.


    Gerald

    http://cryptome.org/dodi/handbook-10-11.zip (4.7MB)

    10-11 Escalation of Force Handbook - Afghanistan

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    The Federal Reserve is Suspect:


    The Federal Reserve is Suspect:
    By Gerald Internet Anthropologist Think Tank


    Paradigm Intel on the Federal Reserve Corp.
    The Federal Reserve is a Corporation.
    Ben S. Bernanke is the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
    Its members, stockholders are the national banks
    of the USA.

    Now the Federal Reserve Corporation web site is misleading and
    less than honest by errors of omission. They do not say
    they are a corporation, and give the impression they
    are an independent part of the Government.
    They are not part of the Government.
    Congress gets a report from the Fed twice a year.
    And Congress can change the laws the Federal Reserve
    operates under.


    These same banks that ran the toxic paper sub-prime
    paper scam are the stock holders of the Federal Reserve.
    The stock holders of the Federal Reserve brought
    about the current world depression. ( I ain't over yet. G )

    The same Banks engaging in criminal mafia type interest
    rates on credit cards 30% and payday loans, 402%.
    The FBI used to put the Mafia in prison for charging
    that kind of Interest rates.

    The Federal Reserve Corporation is charged with duties
    of protecting the consumer.
    And they have been a complete failure in that
    regard. Congress is looking to give Consumer Protection
    to a new agency, taking it away from the Federal Reserve.

    The Federal Reserve Corporation gave the Banks, their stock holders
    $2.4 trillion dollars, in the liquidly scare the same Banks caused.
    The Federal Reserve gave the National Banks $2.4 Trillion Dollars.
    To bail them out from the sub-prime debacle the banks created.
    With out approval from any body. Not even Congress.
    More than twice as much as for the new Health Bill.

    Now on CNBC or CNN I heard the war cost for Afghanstan was
    about a Trillion dollars for 10 years.

    And the Federal Reserve just gave the Banks, their stock holders
    enough money to run the Afghan war for 24 more years.
    No strings attached, no reporting.

    The Rederal Reserve Corporation said the Banks,
    the Federal Reserve stock holders were too big to break up. Hmmm.

    And:
    And they allow the Criminal National Banks to carry the toxic
    sub-prime paper on their books at 100% of value.
    When the real vlue may be as little as 30%.

    The banks are allowed in effect to cary two sets of books,
    one showing the sub-prime paper at 100% of value.
    And another set of secret books NO ONE sees with the
    true value on the balance sheets.

    20% of the total National Debt was cause by these banks,
    20% of the total National Debt was paid to these National
    Banks by the Federal Reserve. $2.4 trillion.
    National Debt is 12 Trillion.

    Did the Fed have to pay this money to the Banks to stop
    a meltdown in the credit markets? Maybe.
    The Banks stopped lending to each other because no body
    knew the real value of the other banks the bank was going to
    lend to, hense the credit crunch. Two sets of books.

    The Banks Credit Card Cos, pioneered the American consumer
    paradigm away form "The customer is always right" and steered
    it to " How much can the Banks legally screw the customer".

    American National banks have been involved in a criminal conspiracy
    to rob the American people , Mafia interest rates, scam sub-prime
    paper, even changed the Bankruptcy laws so the could make bad
    loans to consumers and collect from that consumers life time
    income stream or from the estate when they DIE.

    These are the same criminals that are the stockholders of the
    Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke is their chairman.

    If the Banks are a criminal enterprise is the Chairman of their
    Corporation criminal?

    Additionally no law or regulation has yet been passed to prevent
    the Banks from pulling another sub-prime paper scam.

    So much for the Federal Reserve working for the people as
    an independent branch of the Government, BS.



    Gerald
    Series 7 and 13
    Anthropologist, ad Magnum


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    Wednesday, December 02, 2009

    Padadigm grinding in Iran


    Padadigm grinding in Iran

    By Gerald Internet Anthropologist Think Tank



    WOW eye opener:

    The eye orbit view from the other, Iranians.

    By Yasaman Baji in Tehran (MR No. 14, 26-Oct-09)

    Despite public’s relatively positive outlook towards America...conversation from taxis to family or intellectual gatherings: what is the American position regarding the protest movement? Does the US support the protest movement or does it not care? How will it deal with a government that speaks loudly against the US and yet seems very eager to strike a deal?

    Pretty much everyone cares about relations with America and this sensitivity has heightened in the past few months even if opinions vary. Some think the US has the power to decide the survival or continuation of the regime...

    For some of those who are unhappy with the current government, the talks evoke memories of the 1953 CIA-led coup which brought back to power an undemocratic government and then helped that government consolidate power for the next 25 years.

    “America is following her own interests and for her it doesn’t make any difference who is in power. The current government [in Iran] that appears anti-American is willing to do any deal to save itself from its current difficulties and this is not to Iran’s benefit.

    “We expected the United States government and particularly [President Barack] Obama, who claims to support democracy and human rights, to appreciate Iran’s democratic protest movement and not to recognise a government that has run roughshod over the rules by engaging in dialogue.”

    “With this action America has proved that there is no difference between the Bush and Obama administrations and all the claims of democracy and human rights are empty, merely slogans.”

    “The reality is that the United States has a problem in Afghanistan and one of the ways to solve the Afghan crisis is to talk to Iran. Iran has also been showing interest in talks for while, almost since the early days of the Islamic Republic.”

    “This is not a suitable time for talks. Serious protests against the government have begun in society and people say that the United States was looking for a weak government like the current one to talk to since it can exact more concessions from it.

    People look around at Iran’s position today and conclude that they want a resolution of its 30-year America problem. They just don’t want the talks to be conducted by someone they do not consider to represent their views.

    Yasaman Baji is the pseudonym of a journalist in Tehran.
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    No mention of attack on Iran's nuke materials?
    And I think they are right, USA would sell the protesters down
    the river if they thought it would get rid of Iran's Nukes.

    Some interesting points mentioned.
    Things the 'other' sees never even showed up in OSINT
    even as a consideration.

    The "All options on the Table" never got through to the
    civilians, SCARY.

    Some polls on these concepts would help adjust the
    current paradigm.

    Iran doesn't think they will be attacked if his reporting
    IS representative.

    I don't see the percentage if he is an Iranian regime shill...


    "Transmitted text not received" ?
    Paradigm grinding...


    Gerald
    Anthropologist


    Follow UP:

    On a grainy undercover videotape recorded in a hotel room in Tbilisi, Georgia, an Iranian arms merchant chats with two Philadelphia salesmen who have brought samples of their military wares.

    The merchant, Amir Hossein Ardebili, who has flown from Tehran to make a deal, patiently answers the Americans' questions. The radar microchips? Needed for antimissile protection. The sophisticated computers? Essential to "launch the F-4" fighter.

    All of it, he says flatly, is destined for the Iranian military "because they think the war is coming." Against the United States.

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    Tuesday, December 01, 2009

    Shutting Down Cyber Jihad


    Shutting Down Cyber Jihad:

    By Gerald Internet Anthropologist Think Tank



    Middle East Media Research Institute
    asks an important question.

    "Is Shutting Down Cyber Jihad Possible?"

    Memri poses the question in terms of shutting down Jihad websites.And lists key sites.


    At one time we had a list of over 1,000 terrorist web sites,
    covering over 10 million web pages., by Googles count indexing web pages.

    They are gone.

    But to what effect?

    this from Cannoneer no. 4:"Self-radicalization without Jihadi videos is like self-gratification without porn. Pictures get you their quicker."

    ( youtube is a major contributor to jahidie recruiting. )


    The Jihad web sites are incubators for recruiting, training, and bastardization of Islam.

    Youtube stores the videos and provides bandwidth for the terrorist to broadcast their

    propaganda lies on Jahidie web sites.

    ( I know I make a lot of spelling errors, "Jahide" isn't a spelling error.

    Jihad is a legitimate Islamic quest, so I differentiate between legit Jihad and the

    terrorist form of bastardization of the Jihad , with different spellings, I bastardize

    the spelling of Jihad to Jahid just as the terrorist bastardize the function of Jihad

    for the promotion of Bin Laden's Psychotic personality cult. G )


    Taking out all the public terrorist web sites is desirable.

    It drives them underground, away from public eyes,

    cuts down on public recruiting and the propaganda

    lies.

    Internet Anthropologist Think Tank: Bin Laden the LIAR


    And its not hard to trace and track the secret underground terrorist sites.


    Some of you might remember the "Infovlad forum"

    and the Terrorist Cyber dos attack planned for November

    of last year against the USA, we continually burned them on Infovlad

    posting the websites URl and they went underground ,

    with our moles, and 3 days before

    the cyber attack we posted their website's URL and took them out.

    Forcing the sites to go underground provides a kind of vetting,

    mostly only serious jahidders get in. And it provides a nice list

    for arrests and Intel collection.


    And taking out the Jadie sites helps in the SysAdmin programs,

    as it would cut out alot of the propaganda lies.


    Taking out Jahiddie and terrorist sites is a big

    move towards preventing the bastardization of Islam

    for the Terrorist twisted cult of al Qaeda.


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    Israel gets the New Info Paradigm.



    Israel gets the New Info Paradigm.
    By Gerald Internet Anthropologist Think Tank


    The Israel Defense Forces Spokesman's Office is to begin drafting computer experts with an eye toward establishing an Internet and new media department unit, Army Spokesman Brig. Gen. Avi Benayahu said Monday.

    Speaking at the Eilat Journalists Conference, Benayahu said the new department would focus on the Internet's social media networks mainly to reach an international audience directly rather than through the regular media.

    Spokesman's Office, between eight to 10 young people who are experts in Web 2.0 - YouTube, Facebook and Twitter - to be identified before induction, would be assigned to the new department.


    They are setting the new paradigm for Info War.
    Truth as a weapon against the Terrorists.

    I've said for 6 or more years now I don't fear
    the Terrorist lies, I fear not answering those
    lies.

    EXAMPLE:

    And many Pakis are buying it.

    This new cyber force will be well placed
    gather "non-regular media'' OSINT.

    The wider coverage, and multiple posts
    the more the propaganda lies are believed
    to be the truth.

    The concept is a great force multiplier
    but the structure isn't right.

    My concept is ten of ME.
    Each backed by a cyber Company.
    And additionally includes posting to forums.
    Where ever the lies appear.

    Identification of the terrorist recruiting
    demographic and targeting web sites

    And this Cyber force will be in the cat birds
    seat to feed request up the chain of command
    for specific video and info to target terrorist
    propaganda lies, and post it where it has the
    most impact.

    Paradigm Intel says this approach would

    One doesn't even need to win the Info War,
    just get the truth out there in volume and depth.

    Israelis are starting cutting edge cyber operations
    to enable SysAdmin..

    The Golden Felice of surfers is "good info"
    Google built their paradigm on providing info.
    Bad sources, exposed suffer .

    The world supports good info.

    All the pieces are there just link them
    and staff the paradigm.

    This effort will point the way to connecting
    the gap to the core and countering the Terrorist
    and enabling SysAdmin in troubled places.
    Joining the indigenous to good causes, enabling
    the indigenous to connect to resource to bootstrap
    themselves out of poverty and terrorism.

    New PARADIGM ON THE HORIZON.


    Gerald
    Internet Anthropologist


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    Chávez the new Manuel Noriega

    747

    one ton coke

    two tons of coke

    three tons of coke.


    Chávez the new Manuel Noriega, drug kingpin.

    By Gerald Internet Anthropologist Think Tank

    At least Paradigm Intel points to that direction.

    Lets look at just OSINT, news headlines.

    First two coke items within 10 days of each other.


    Sahara cocaine plane crash probed

    BBC News - ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
    The UN is investigating the crash in the Sahara desert of a cargo plane, 747 which is thought to have been carrying cocaine from Venezuela. ...3 tons.

    French navy seizes 968 kg cocaine on sailing boat

    Reuters India - Sophie Hardach, Tim Pearce - ‎Nov 27, 2009‎
    ... 968 kg of cocaine worth some 40 million euros ($59.7 million) en route to the Netherlands Antilles from Venezuela, the French government said on Friday. ...


    Guinea-Bissau: Cocaine's traffic hub

    Los Angeles Times - ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
    When a Gulfstream jet from Venezuela landed last year at the Bissau international airport, its $250-million cargo of cocaine was whisked away in army trucks ...

    Drawing the line on Hugo Chávez

    Foreign Policy - José R. Cárdenas - ‎Nov 29, 2009‎
    ... and paramilitaries that have set up shop to take advantage of Chávez's lax attitude towardscocaine trafficking through Venezuelan territory, ..


    US says Venezuelan drug flights pose "challenge"

    Reuters India - ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Venezuela has shown little interest in curbing the number of illegal flights hauling Colombian cocaine from its territory for the United ...

    Chávez Offers Public Defense for Carlos the Jackal


    Venezuela, Iran mull gasoline deal, joint oil company


    Chavez threatens to nationalize Venezuelan banks

    Globe and Mail - ‎Nov 29, 2009‎
    29, 2009 3:08PM EST Last updated on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 3:12PM EST VenezuelanPresident Hugo Chavez warned the nation's private bankers on Sunday that ...

    Venezuela's economy slides into recession

    El Universal - ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
    After five years of expansion, the Venezuela economy is in technical recession as Gross Domestic Product has declined over two successive



    Hmmm those headlines tell the story...


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    Monday, November 30, 2009

    Somalia Pirate's death wish.


    Somalia Pirate's death wish.
    By Gerald Internet Anthropologist Think Tank


    The Pirates are operating against USA, Russian and Iranian Navys.

    Terrorist are over running the country.

    They have no allies.

    And they seize a OIL tanker.

    At some point someone will say enough
    and clean their clocks.

    The Somalia insurgents keep taking
    a switch to a sleeping lion.

    Not a good idea.
    Their is some evidence the Pirates have joined
    forces with the terrorists.

    They keep making enough noise and the worlds
    gaze will fix on them, and they won't like the results.

    Its just a question of time.

    Nawing on a cops ankle isn't a good paradigm.

    I don't think even N Korea supports them.

    World Briefing - Africa - Somalia - North Korea Ship Foils Pirates ...

    Sep 16, 2009 ... Somali pirates failed to hijack a North Korean cargo ship almost two weeks ago.

    Somalia and Pirates defy the World.

    US-Bound Supertanker Seized by Pirates Off Somalia

    Bloomberg - Alaric Nightingale, Gregory Viscusi - ‎2 hours ago‎
    30 (Bloomberg) -- The Greek-owned supertanker Maran Centaurus was seized by pirates offSomalia while heading to the US, as attackers venture ever farther ...

    Without a functioning government since 1991 Somalia is unable to enforce laws on land or at sea, allowing the arid Horn of Africa country to become an anarchic haven for pirates, Islamist insurgents and others.
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    Somali training camps fuel threat of attacks on US

    The Associated Press - Mohamed Olad Hassan, Jason Straziuso - ‎Nov 29, 2009‎
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — The recruits gather in scorching desert hideouts in Somalia, use portraits of President Barack Obama for target practice, ...



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    Terrorism probe casts scrutiny on Minneapolis' Somali immigrant enclave

    Los Angeles Times - Bob Drogin - ‎Nov 25, 2009‎
    And they disagree over their former neighbors who are accused of plotting jihad in Somalia. Muse Hassan Gala, left, and Jama Dirir talk at the Alle Aamin ...

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    Somalia: Heavy Fighting Starts in Mogadishu

    AllAfrica.com - ‎Nov 23, 2009‎
    Heavy fighting between the Islamist fighters and AMISOM troops have started around Kulliyadda Jalle Si'ad building, a base for the Burundian troops in the ...

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    Russian destroyer joins anti-piracy mission off Somalia

    RIA Novosti - ‎7 hours ago‎
    The task force was the third group of warships from the Russian Pacific Fleet engaged in the anti-piracy mission off Somalia, with the previous two task ...

    Iranian Navy will fight piracy off coast of Somalia

    PRESS TV - ‎15 hours ago‎
    According to Iranian military sources, the country's navy has dispatched four fleets of warships to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia.

    Somalia seeks funds to fight pirates and rebels

    Business Daily Africa - ‎Nov 29, 2009‎
    Photo/REUTERS By REUTERS (email the author) Somalia's Western-backed government plans a big increase in spending next year chiefly funded by foreign donors, ...

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    Pirates Widen Range, Straining Naval Patrols

    New York Times - Matthew Saltmarsh - ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
    The attacks have moved deeper into the Indian Ocean and along the African coast from Somaliatoward the Mozambique Channel, away from the well-policed Gulf ...

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    Seems like they have pissed everyone off.

    Paradigm Intel says at some point someone will attack the pirate bases,
    in Somalia and run them to ground, maybe establish a Government,
    or at least clean out the nest of bad guys.

    Will Russia, or Britain or Iran or USA or SA will invade them, maybe all of them
    will turn on the ankle biters.

    Their time is limited, paradigm of fools.

    Interview with Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jim Carty:

    When Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama on Nov. 18 for the second time this year, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jim Carty's antenna went up.

    He was the battle watch captain aboard the Combined Task Force flagship the USS Boxer in the Gulf of Aden, in the Middle East, when pirates attacked the Alabama with Captain Shane Murphy of Seekonk aboard last April. Navy SEALS ultimately shot and killed the pirates in a rescue mission that freed the merchant marine ship's captain, Richard Phillips of Vermont.

    In the Navy Reserve, I drill with a unit assigned to U.S. Second Fleet in Norfolk. One of the commands within Second Fleet, Expeditionary Strike Group Two (ESG-2), was deploying to Bahrain for a year and did not have enough people, so the decision was made to recall reservists back to active duty to support ESG-2. ( Commander Task Force, CTF 51 and 59 )

    In addition to that, we simultaneously led CTF-151 for approximately six months of the year. That is the task force specifically assigned to lead ships assigned to Coalition Maritime Forces for counter piracy. In doing so, we work closely with similar task forces in the area that are part of NATO and the European Union. We also work closely with independent deployers from countries such as Japan, China, India, and Russia who are also working in the area.


    The world's forces are in place,
    question becomes when will the world will
    decide to act?

    Gerald
    Anthropologist



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    Several security experts believe the pirates are helping to fund Al-Qaeda operations in that war-torn region. Meanwhile, on Friday, agents with Somalia’s customs bureau seized more than $1-million worth of fake US notes in Mogadishu’s Adan Adde International airport, authorities told local reporters on Saturday, Nov. 28.

    During a press conference held at the airport, Somalia’s Treasury Minister, Abdulrahman Omar Osman said the fake money was to be smuggled into Somaliland’s capital, Hargeisa, where it was to be used to carry out terrorism attacks.

    Somalia’s police spokesman, Dhexe Abdullahi Hassan is quoted as saying that Al Qaeda was the prime suspect and decided to smuggle counterfeit notes after international financial institutions starved the terrorist group of all money supplies.

    According to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police's Terrorism Committee, Somali authorities plan to destroy the contraband money. ( ??? Hmm G. )

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