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    Saturday, December 15, 2007

    Serious Money

    U.S. Congress ups reward for bin Laden to $50 million
    14:39 | 13/ 12/ 2007

    WASHINGTON, December 13 (RIA Novosti) - A bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives increased the reward for anyone helping to capture the world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden to $50 million, a House spokesman said on Thursday.

    The bill, called Justice for Osama Bin Laden and Other Leaders of al-Qaeda, reads: "The Secretary shall authorize a reward of $50,000,000 for the capture or death or information leading to the capture or death of Osama bin Laden."

    The terrorist group al-Qaeda is blamed for the 9/11 attacks in the United States, as well as dozens of terrorist attacks the world over.

    The U.S. defense spending bill for 2008, set at $696 billion, was approved 370-49 Wednesday, with $189 billion going to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ( For a guy living in a CAVE, A CAVE...Does the USA have an early warning system looking for the NEXT BIN LADEN? If we raise the reward to some real money, $ 50 BILLION, he would become the biggest highest priority for every Intelligence is the world, Intel would become a profit center. )

    Following Senate approval the document is expected to be signed by U.S. President George Bush.


    On the other hand if you know where Binny is and want to rid Islam of this curse,
    We could form our own Hawala.
    Tell us where Binny is we collect and put your half in a SWISS Bank and email you the password.

    Question is; how soon someone collects this and LIVES....

    Barb.andrews at


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    Background Noise : "NUKE"

    Iran, nuke, nie:
    Big move past 2 days.

    OUR Noise Graphs:

    Iran: Tehran: NUKE:


    We chacked background noise areound: "Nuke"
    Wasn't Pakistan, but Iran and Poland.
    We understand the Background noise from Poland.
    Iran is still a surprise, why the sudden up tick in Background noise?

    Seize this moment for a nuke-free world
    Topeka Capital Journal (subscription), KS - Dec 13, 2007
    And we'll have to include a Missile Ban Treaty and forego provocative US actions of planting missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic, rattling our sabers ...

    Related News Headlines for past 24 hrs.

    Report: Germany expelled Iran diplomat who sought nuke parts
    Ha'aretz, Israel - 15 minutes ago
    By Reuters BERLIN - Germany expelled an Iranian diplomat in July after he tried to acquire components for the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program, ...
    Liquidation of Empire, CA - 7 hours ago
    ... the Yadavaran Oil Field in Southwestern Iran." So, maybe Russia and China won’t allow Bush to emasculate the IAEA-NPT-NSG nuke proliferation-prevention ...
    Interpreting The “New Intelligence” On Iran
    Canada Free Press, Canada - 14 hours ago
    ... straight on the nuke front when Iraq was invaded—at the Elysee to discuss nuclear energy agreements. Sarkozy is not willing to do the same with Iran, ...
    Karat warns again: be ready for mid-term polls if Govt goes ahead ...
    Indian Express, India - 14 hours ago
    He also wanted review of India’s position vis-a-vis Iran as the National Intelligence Estimate of the US has said that Tehran had stopped any efforts at a ...
    US, China share tips against nuke terror
    United Press International - 18 hours ago
    14 (UPI) -- What assets and weapons systems would the US military likely use in any strike against Iran's nuclear program, and what targets would it seek to ...
    Iran's nuke program is history — sure, and your check's in the mail
    Men's News Daily, CA - 20 hours ago
    If the president already knew that the new intelligence estimate concluded that Iran’s nuke program had been suspended in 2003, why would he have continued ...
    No nuke program on Iran agenda
    PRESS TV, Iran - 22 hours ago
    The NIE report on Iran's nuclear activities reflects the peaceful nature of the country's activities, a senior Iranian cleric says. ...
    Interesting Times: Israel is not alone
    Jerusalem Post, Israel - 22 hours ago
    But this and other worst-case scenarios, such as Iran using terrorists to deliver a nuke, should not blind anyone to the fact that other scenarios are much ...


    At first we thought it was Pakistan.
    After some digging the surprise is IRAN.

    Seems Tehran is checking for breaking news story?
    Maybe this one, seems they think it is very big....

    Report: Germany expelled Iran diplomat who sought nuke parts
    Ha'aretz, Israel - 15 minutes ago
    By Reuters BERLIN - Germany expelled an Iranian diplomat in July after he tried to acquire components for the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program, ...

    I would guess its related to nuclear bomb materials.
    They are very interested in what "others" are saying...
    This story is bigger than the NEWS is giving it credit for,
    based on Tehran's interest.
    They are worried.

    And I would guess there is a lot more to this story.
    We have bots tracking it.



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    Friday, December 14, 2007

    Pakistan insists nuke arsenal secure.

    Pakistan insists nuke arsenal secure.

    ( Posted because of increased background noise on : "nuke")

    Afp, Islamabad

    Pakistan yesterday again rejected concerns about the security of its nuclear weapons and said the safety of its atomic arsenal was "foolproof".

    The security of Pakistan's estimated 50 nuclear warheads has been under global scrutiny since President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency on November 3 citing Islamist violence and political turmoil.

    Advances by Taliban militants in the country's northwestern regions bordering Afghanistan have fuelled fears abroad that hardliners could threaten Pakistan's nuclear weapons, or even stage a takeover.

    The military said Friday the security of the country's nuclear weapons had been underlined at a meeting of the National Command Authority (NCA) led by Musharraf.

    "The NCA took note of the hostile campaign in a section of the international media with regard to Pakistan's nuclear assets," it said in a statement.

    "While reiterating that the security of Pakistan's nuclear assets was foolproof, it advised against creating irresponsible alarm," it said.

    Pakistan confirmed last month that the United States was helping ensure the security of its atomic weapons and shrugged off reports of a secret programme with Washington as nothing new.

    The reports drew heavy criticism within Pakistan over perceived US interference in a vital national security asset.

    The military on Tuesday vowed a strong response to any international attempt to seize its atomic arsenal.


    Background noise found: Iran, Nule, NIE here:

    Patki will be al Qaeda's last stand....

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    Baitullah Mehsud, new taliban boss


    Baitullah Mehsud photo:
    He is 4 ft. 11 inches tall.

    The color of eye brows and patch of hair, left,
    under hat, argue for BROWN hair color
    and indicate the beard is fake.
    REWARD: report terrorist in Secret

    Baitullah Mehsud to head Taliban Movement of Pakistan
    ( any body got a good pic of this guy? comments bottom:
    LAHORE: Various Taliban groups active in the Tribal Areas and the NWFP claimed to have established a joint organisation, the Taliban Movement Pakistan, in South Waziristan with Baitullah Mehsud as its head, reported BBC Urdu.

    The Taliban, the BBC said, had announced that no agreement would now be signed with the Pakistani government for any area and that their newly established organisation would take a joint decision in this regard.

    Taliban commander from South Waziristan Baitullah Mehsud told BBC that a meeting of 20 Taliban representatives from all seven agencies in the Tribal Areas and NWFP was held on Friday in which the Taliban Movement of Pakistan was formed. He said the meeting also formed a 40-member consultative committee (shura) to be headed by him. Maulvi Umar has been chosen as spokesman for the committee, Mehsud added. daily times monitor\12\15\story_15-12-2007_pg7_7


    Baitullah Mehsud Threatens candidates in the tribal area of South Waziristan.

    Tank, 11 Dec. (AKI/DAWN) - The pro-Taliban militant commander Baitullah Mehsud has asked candidates in the tribal area of South Waziristan to withdraw their nomination papers for the January general elections or face serious consequences.

    At a meeting in the town of Tank in South Waziristan on Monday, elders of the Mehsud tribe said that in a letter sent to the jirga or tribal council members, Baitullah Mehsud had stated that peaceful elections could be held in the constituency only if his seven associates arrested on charges of terrorist activities were released immediately.

    They quoted him as saying that his force would subvert the election process if his demand was not met.

    The elders, who met at a government compound in Tank to resolve the standoff, asked the authorities to take immediate steps, or else relieve them of the responsibility for the area.

    Maulana Hassamuddin, who is a candidate for the seat in South Waziristan read out Baitullah Mehsud's letter.

    "We have no option but to withdraw our nomination papers," Maulana Hassamuddin told the Pakistani daily Dawn after the meeting.

    Fifteen candidates have filed papers for the two National Assembly seats in South Waziristan.

    Baitullah's warning came after the authorities refused to release his aides.

    Tribal elders had negotiated a deal between the government and the Baitullah group under which the government had freed 25 suspects on 4 November in exchange for 247 captured soldiers.

    According to the tribal negotiators, the government had to release the remaining seven suspects under the agreement.

    NEWS UPDATE: 12.15.07
    The meeting asked the government to call off military operation in Swat and North Waziristan and abolish all military checkpoints within 10 days. Otherwise, it warned, a suitable course of action would be chalked out in the next meeting of the militants.

    Taliban leaders from seven tribal agencies, six Frontier Regions of Fata and NWFP districts of Swat, Kohistan, Buner, Dir, Malakand, Kulachi, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank and D.I. Khan attended the meeting.

    They demanded release of Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz and other Taliban jailed across the country.In another development, Baitullah Mehsud on Friday withdrew his threat to subvert the polls and allowed candidates to run their election campaigns in the South Waziristan.

    Maulana Hassamuddin and Maulana Mairajuddin, candidates for NA-42, South Waziristan, told Dawn that they had been allowed to take part in the election by Baitullah during their one-to-one meetings with him.

    Baitullah had earlier written a letter to elders of the Mehsud tribe and asked the candidates to withdraw their nomination papers and warned them of serious consequences if they contested the election.

    By Anthony Bruno
    General Musharraf reached a settlement with Baitullah, exchanging 25 militants in government custody for the captured troops. Musharraf later admitted that these men were trained suicide bombers, and one of them was under indictment for participating in a suicide bombing. As part of the deal, Baitullah agreed to expel foreign militants from his territories and stop attacking the army. But Baitullah has signed peace accords with the Pakistani government before and reneged on his word......

    Baitullah has no formal education or religious schooling but is a natural leader with keen political instincts. He controls a critical battleground in the war on terror, South Waziristan, a tribal territory in Pakistan on the Afghanistan border about the size of New Jersey. The Taliban currently thrive in this region and Al Qaeda is welcome there. There's a better than even chance that Osama bin Laden is living somewhere in Waziristan under Baitullah's protection.

    Map with Waziristan Locator
    Map with Waziristan Locator

    Baitullah's advocates say he has brought peace to the region, but detractors note that the peace came at a price—literally. Like a Mafia boss, he and his lieutenants shake down the populace for protection money. He's closely allied to Taliban leader Mullah Omar, and, like the Taliban, he enforces an extreme form of shariah in his territory. Women must observe a strict form of purdah, and men are forbidden to shave their beards. Playing music and watching videos are against the law. He has ordered the murder of adulterers by stoning. There are few Pakistani government courts in the region, and the Waziristanis seldom use them. Instead they go to Baitullah to settle their differences. In South Waziristan and parts of North Waziristan, he is the law.

    Baitullah is said to have a signature method of dealing with people he deems disloyal. He first sends the offender 1,000 rupees, a spool of thread, a needle, and a note instructing the person to have a kafan (burial shroud) made within 24 hours. When the time is up, the person is murdered.......SOURCE:

    Tribal militant leader Baitullah Mehsud has shown a disturbing interest in Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the controversial father of Pakistan's nuclear arms program, who in 2004 admitted to selling nuclear technology to Iran, Libya, and North Korea on the black market. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan reported that when Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan in October of this year, Baitullah instructed Al Qaeda militants in Karachi to kill her




    Monday, 29 January 2007, 10:54 GMT

    Many say Baitullah Mehsud and the supreme leader of the Taleban, Mullah Omar, have several similarities. Both have fought against the Soviet occupation, both are against photographs, both vow jihad and both keep moving from one hideout to another.

    Baitullah Mehsud signing peace accord in 2005

    As we were preparing to leave to meet Baitullah, a man came to the militants and handed over a small blue plastic bag.

    "This is how Allah takes care of our needs. This is money. Half a million Pakistani rupees [more than $8,200]," Zulfiqar said. I asked who gave it to him. "Someone," was his brief answer.

    Baitullah's private army along with other militant groups have imposed a strict Islamic code in North and parts of South Waziristan.

    They run a parallel government here. Music and videos are banned while militants claim people approach them for settlement of their disputes.

    With a black-dyed beard, 34-year-old Baitullah greeted us in a big room with several of his armed men beside him. We sat on a new colourful quilt spread on the ground.

    Baitullah seemed a man with only jihad (holy war) on his mind. During the interview he quoted several verses from the Koran to defend his stance that foreign forces must be evicted from Islamic countries.

    The militant leader on several occasions in the past had openly admitted crossing over into Afghanistan to fight foreign troops.

    "We will continue our struggle until foreign troops are thrown out. Then we will attack them in the US and Britain until they either accept Islam or agree to pay jazia (a tax in Islam for non-Muslims living in an Islamic state)."

    The militant leader, who is suffering from a chest infection, denied an American general's claim that a Taleban leader, Jalaluddin Haqqani, was present in the tribal region and was organising attacks across the border. "This is all lies. They don't have any evidence."

    The militants say they don't wish to fight Pakistani security forces because it only benefits the Americans.

    "[Pakistan army spokesman] Shaukat Sultan holds the key to this issue," a smiling Baitullah said when asked what they would do if Pakistan continued to bomb them.

    After an hour-long discussion and a sumptuous tea, we headed back to Peshawar.

    Before we left, Baitullah gave us perfume and a book in Urdu on 'Why Jihad is a must'. On our way back, we saw newly built white graves on the roadside.

    White Taleban flags fluttered over several of them. "These graves are of martyrs from Afghanistan," Zulfikar said as we said goodbye.



    Whats next? For Musa Qala?, Taliban?

    Hunter killer teams based on the CIA concept in the WAR for Afghan.

    The Government can't field enough troops to protect EVERY village.
    alternative is the Running Hammer SNIPERS, track them, follow them and hit the Taliban at every opportunity, 24/7.
    When they land in a town bring in a fast strike force, rout them, and start Running Hammer 24/7 again, Snipers...Pressure till they make a deal.


    I saw a video where a USA Sniper team knew they had been made and were being surrounded
    HQ was on the "line" to them telling them to hold tight till the Taliban was in place then they would take out all the Taliban at once with air power. The snipers were nervous, but waited and all the Taliban were taken out without a shot. Anybody have a link to that video?

    Smoking Gun
    UPDATE: 12.28.07
    Text of intelligence intercept

    Following is the text of alleged Al-Qaeda phone call released by Pakistan:

    ISLAMABAD: Text of intelligence intercept

    Maulvi Sahib: Peace be on you.

    Mehsud: Peace be on you, too.

    Maulvi Sahib: How are you Emir Sahib?

    Mehsud: Fine.

    Maulvi Sahib: Congratulations. I arrived now tonight.

    Mehsud: Congratulations to you, too.

    Maulvi Sahib: They were our men there.

    Mehsud: Who were they?

    Maulvi Sahib : There were Saeed, the second was Badarwala Bilal and Ikramullah was also there.

    Mehsud: The three did it?

    Maulvi Sahib: Ikramullah and Bilal did it.

    Mehsud: Then congratulations to you again.

    Maulvi: Where are you? I want to meet with you?

    Mehsud: I am in Makin. Come I am at Anwar Shah's home.

    Maulvi Sahib: OK I will come.

    Mehsud: Do not inform their family presently.

    Maulvi Sahib: Right.

    Mehsud: It was a spectacular job. They were very brave boys who killed her.

    Maulvi Sahib: Praise be to God. I will give you more details when I come.

    Mehsud: I will wait for you. Congratulation once again.

    Maulvi Sahib: Congratulations to you as well.

    Mehsud: Any service?

    Maulvi: Thank you very much?

    Mehsud: Peace be on you.

    Maulvi: Same to you.


    OUR Warnings UN-heeded, assassination

    Back Channels on the assassination:


    Update: Bio:
    Biography: Born in South Punjab, Pakistan, in 1976 or 1977, Matiur Rehman, rose to prominence in the late 1990s by setting up sophisticated terrorist networks in Pakistan through which he recruited young men to be trained in al-Qaeda's camps.

    Rehman passed through a number of training camps sponsored by al-Qaeda and proved himself a skilled explosives expert, with a talent for passing his specialized knowledge to recruits. As well as instructing fellow Pakistanis, Rehman also trained the most promising visiting Western recruits. It is believed that in the late 1990s Rehman helped train thousands of Pakistani, African and Arab militants at al-Qaeda camps.

    Rehman was a deputy for the jihadi militant Amjad Farooqi, a reputed organizer of militant training camps, with links to al-Qaeda and the defunct Harakat-ul-Ansar. After Farooqi was killed by Pakistani police in September of 2004, Rehman became the Chief Liaison between al-Qaeda and the Pakistani jihadi community. He took over the extensive directory that has been dubbed by the Intelligence community the "Rolodex of Jihad". The "Rolodex" is a massive log listing the name, affiliation, skill set and contact information of every Pakistani militant trained by al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. This directory served as a database for recruiting volunteers for terrorist operations in South Asia and the West. Farooqi and Rehman relied heavily on the directory to establish a wide-ranging, underground logistical infrastructure that proved crucial to al-Qaeda's senior leadership in Pakistani tribal areas.

    Pakistani officials believe Rehman has been deeply involved in most of the major terror attacks in Pakistan in the last few years. For instance, he was reportedly implicated in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, although a conclusive link has not been proven.

    Other notorious actions in which he was allegedly involved include multiple assassination attempts by militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in December 2003 and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in July 2004. More recently, Rehman is believed to have planned the suicide car bombing on the U.S. Consulate in Karachi in March 2nd, 2006. The attack killed an American diplomat, State Department Foreign Service officer David Foy.

    On July 5th, 2006 Pakistan's government issued a "red book" containing information about the 162 most-wanted terrorists in the country, including Rehman. He is now Pakistan's most wanted terrorist, and Pakistani authorities have posted a 10-million rupee reward for his capture.

    Rehman has also been mentioned as one of the prime suspects in the London Airplane plot of August 12th, 2006. His name surfaced during the questioning of one of the 17 suspects arrested in Pakistan linked with the plot to destroy as many as 10 U.S.-bound jetliners mid-flight. U.S. intelligence officials believe the plot may have been conceived by Rehman. He is also said to have personally supervised the training of young British radicals in the preparation for another major, "spectacular" terror attack. U.S. authorities believe these operations were timed to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. In discrepancy with the Western Intelligence community, however, Pakistani officials have expressed their doubts about Rehman's implication in the London plot.

    Rehman is reportedly in charge of al-Qaeda's Pakistani organization and is also thought to be chief of al-Qaeda's military committee. Rehman is believed to be hiding somewhere in Pakistan and remains in constant communication with al Qaeda's top leadership.
    SOURCE: http://ajacksonian.blogspot


    Mehsud offers conditional talks

    LAHORE: Militant commander Baitullah Mehsud has extended a conditional offer to the government to stop his aggressive activities, a private TV channel reported. Geo News quoted official sources as saying that Mehsud has told the government that he could halt terrorist actions if the key commanders and militants arrested by security forces were released. Senator Saleh Shah told the channel on Saturday that Mehsud had authorised him to negotiate with the government, adding that he would discuss the matter with the government at NWFP Governor's House today (Sunday). Separately, the Interior Ministry did not confirm or deny any such contact between Mehsud and the government. daily times monitor


    Sources Place him here:

    USA has $50,000 increased to 5 mil. USD on his head:
    Collect in Secret: Safe:

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    For our Pakti surfers:

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    Whats next? For Musa Qala?

    Hunter killer teams based on the CIA concept in the WAR for Afghan.

    The Government can't field enough troops to protect EVERY village.
    alternative is the Running Hammer SNIPERS, track them, follow them and hit the Taliban at every opportunity, 24/7.
    When they land in a town bring in a fast strike force, rout them, and start Running Hammer 24/7 again, Snipers...Pressure till they make a deal.



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    Christmas present for Iran? MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Christmas present for Iran? MERRY CHRISTMAS


    How many tanks in Iran?

    Second present"

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    RED Alert

    Recognition of a emerging Internet threat.

    We have posted on the potential threat of Global WWW shut down, and have documentation of THREE attempts,

    ( The most significant attack in recent years came on Feb. 6, when six of 13 root-zone servers were slammed by an army of "zombie computers," which were compromised by hackers, the Cardozo Law School professor said at the think tank event....
    October 22 2002 Nine of the internet's 13 "root DNS" servers are disabled in a massive attack by a bot herder advertising his services....
    2006 Peer-to-peer communication protocols pass command of the botnet between compromised PCs to evade bot hunters. Automated retaliatory attacks start on anything trying to find or interfere with a botnet. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, NO ORDER WAS GIVEN TO TAKE NODES DOWN. )

    and the Estonia cyber attack, one of the worlds best protected systems.
    (On May 9, the peak day of the attack, Estonian networks
    were hit every second with an average of four million packets
    of data, a huge amount. Directed from Russia.
    Targets rose to the hundreds, then thousands; ranging from government
    sites and banks to newspapers and universities.)

    We have posted on the Chinese 750,000 bot net in USA, and the probability of more: billions of sleeping bots.
    ( The unknown attackers managed to access a non-classified computer maintained by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, China is suspect. AND "Two senior PLA Air Force colonels ( China )wrote "Unrestricted Warfare", presented here in summary translation, to explore how technology innovation is setting off a revolution in military tactics, strategy and organization. "Unrestricted Warfare" discusses new types of warfare which may be conducted by civilians as well as by soldiers including computer hacker attacks, trade wars and finance wars.")

    We are all aware of the criminal RBN ( Russian Business Network ) and their ability for stealth.
    ( They have gone underground. I suspect the "new KGB" involvement, check the last 2 paragraphs here. )

    And we are all aware of the very active criminal element on the web.
    ( Again this problem stems from the World Governments inability to deal effectively with Global Internet Crime, the current paradigm is to almost ignore it and prosecute cases of convenience. We tried helping surfers, tracking the perps, local cops won't do anything, or don't have jurisdiction, and when we did a big case and got them busted in Spain, they were out on bail next day, scamming again, we could watch them on Internet Cafe sec. cams. They were convicted, months in jail or Probation, and NO restitution for the victims. They were allowed to keep the money....
    Now this criminal element has become Global and can threaten the Internet, and there is no Paradigm for dealing with them....
    Awhile back we ran into 400 American Express CC for sale, with some free cards and info , we quickly notified owners or the FREE cards and American Express, their security offices in Chicago and NY, neither were interested in the other 400 cc. Do they make a profit from stolen cards?)

    And the Terrorists desire to harm Western Civilization.
    They are inexperienced and lack training but that is temporary.
    We took down, al-jihan and burned the head hacker. ( out of Syria )
    And burned the newest Islamic hacker. ( out of Saudi Arabia )

    And the term of the Millenium, is "asymmetric warfare".
    The USA is still playing catch up on asymmetric warfare, on many fronts as the target.

    Dancho Danchev's Blog has some GREAT research on the developing paradigm for
    asymmetric warfare on the WWW.

    "Combating Unrestricted Warfare"
    "Phishers, Spammers, and Malware Authors Clearly Consolidating"
    China's Irregular Civilian Hacking forces

    Our previous posts and these posts suggest a new WWW attack paradigm.

    An financial alignment with or alliance with the criminal element and state sponsors or Terrorists.

    It would seem it is just a matter of time.
    The WWW is vulnerable.
    There are motivated actors, stealthed and capable.
    And we have limited time to prepare.

    China maintains their hackers with a state stipend, and allows them independence, which provides plausible denieablity and some command and control. And they are not adverse to working with criminals.

    Russia: will or has linked up with the RBN.

    USA largely ignores its Civilian Irregular Troops, doesn't work with them and refuses any criminal connections to talent that is unavailable elsewhere. The creators of the Internet playing catch up. And one of the USA's biggest threats lives in a CAVE.


    "The first rule of unrestricted warfare is that there are no rules; no measure is forbidden. It involves multidimensional, asymmetric attacks on almost every aspect of the adversary's social, economic, and political life. Unrestricted warfare employs surprise and deception and uses both civilian technology and military weapons to break the opponent's will." Quote from Dan's site. Unrestricted Warfare Symposium Proceedings Book.

    "Technology alone is never going to solve the IA problem. We have no informed national defensive strategy in this area. quote from above"

    We have proposed a 3 part paradigm to help,

    #1) an "Info WAR". and...
    Expose al QAeda lies and their Bastardizing Islam in every village, world wide.
    ( no volunteers = no al Qaeda. ) And a push for World wide PC security.

    #2) An info war and locking out all those with out PC security. Tested at the ISP level.
    Lack of security could shut down the WWW, if an attack comes from a nation we can expect the administrators of the WWW to close that country off. PC Security is like car insurance, only more important. You HAVE TO HAVE IT. ( Security = no zombies ) OR at least turn off those without proper security in case of a internal bot attack.


    #3) A possible solution is a WWW police force with Internet Courts and powers of warrant and police powers to go after targeted computers and ISPs and players, world wide. Funded by fines, seizures etc.. This will require a treaty. They can go after the Bot masters using REWARDS and do it 24/7.

    Without funding we, IA will have to severely curtail activities in 2008.

    UP DATE: 02.04.08
    Is the Russian Business Network protected by the Federal'naya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti (FSB)?.

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    Thursday, December 13, 2007

    Paradigm Intel: Future of Terrorist sites: www WAR

    Paradigm Intel: Future of Terrorist sites:

    The most powerful and savvy media nation in the world is loosing the "info war"
    to a man hiding in a cave in the Mountains, without access to a computer.

    Currently the energy is towards shutting down the Terrorist web sites.
    So far there hasn't really been a question of free speech and a good definition of a terroris web site.
    Like porno I know it when I see it.

    Every time we shut down a web site they loose some information, some data bases and some members.

    They can email contact info and the sites new URL when they start a new site, but some mail will be lost to spam and some won't bother to sign back up again.

    So as we take down the web sites we whittle away at their membership and fragment their groups.
    Into more and smaller and smaller groups.

    We get smaller concentrations of crazy.
    Fewer crazys, and easier targets, harder to hide in a smaller group, and fewer resources to smaller groups.

    Eventually they will migrate to servers in "enemy" countries.
    At that point we need cyber forces with cyber arms.
    The ability to "crash" a server, a web site, a web page even a post...
    take it down and keep it down, with rootkit bots, dos bots etc.
    And order physical,kinetic Ops against three dimensional addresses.
    Web masters home in a theater of operations.

    So we may have a paradigm to handle the Insurgents web sites.

    But that misses the crux of the problem.
    Recruiting is fruitless if they get no volunteers.
    There is an on going battle on the Internet for minds and hearts
    of the most influential and intelligent and wealthy Muslims. The ones with computers and Internet. One of their Victims.

    USA has to develop a "Info WAR" capability.

    When the cyber forces are recognized as valuable as troops in the field
    then we can fight the battle for the hearts and minds of the Ummah the
    demographic where the jihadists are recruited from.

    The Islamofacisists have some of the most powerful motivators in human nature
    at work for them; sex, the 72 virgins; testosterone, war, guns, explosives; religion, Bastardized Islamism:
    hero's, Bin Laden: foreign adventure, a chance to break away from the parents, and obtain high family esteem.

    A formidable repertory indeed. It works.

    And USA is AWOL from the Info war for the most part.

    The terrorist propaganda is bought and used by Western Press services and it does influence the American people.

    What does a Info war trooper do?
    He runs ops, simple ones, and confronts lies, and propaganda anywhere he finds it on the web.
    He utilizes 2,000 well organised bots (combination spiders and search engine) looking for key words and phrases and reporting back results 24/7, this establishes a knowledge base to draw from and develop replies.
    The aim is not to convert the hard core jihadist but to influence the "lurker" there are estimates that for every post there are 50 readers that never post (lurkers).
    The lurkers are where the future recruits come from.
    And the ones that USA wants to influence.

    Each trooper should have one terrorist forum and one terrorist web site he monitors, tracks, responds to and reports on.
    This is modeled on one of our associates, who is pro-Islam and vehemently anti-al Qaeda and anti-taliban, Bill at Infovlad
    And ranked by their ability to respond to lies and propaganda, with cogent, logical replies, or even spin.
    And the ability to call on help for replies or action situations, or bring down a server or web site.

    Right now USA could use about 5,000 of these troops, using fast computers, and heavy ram and good security.
    They have the potential to stop or cut down on recruitment, suicide bombers, even prevent operations.
    Or track and engage the Internet enemy kinetically thru proxys.
    Kill or arrest terrorist web masters when tracked to an IP, and physical address.

    This kind of operation has the potential to severely reduce terrorist suicide bombers, volunteers.

    Develop counter terrorist web sites, an "anti-al qaeda" web site, " anti-Taliban", Afghan and Pakti sites with USA videos, stories, and analysis and countering lies, false videos and terrorist spin posts. And info on USA support to these regions on a daily basis.

    The score now is Terrorist about 4,000 web sites and forums vs USA zero, almost none. ( Except for the Civilian Irregular Forces. and they receive no funding, how about anonymous donations, put it in your budget. )

    The capability is available we seem to be lacking in the will to engage.



    Follow up:
    Current State and Future of Cyber Warfare:

    Al-Qaeda has established the first effective cyber warfare division.
    By a man hiding in a cave.
    Their influence on the American elections and the Moslem ummah cannot be denied.

    Their cyber division includes Command and Control, training, recruitment and a media psyops division second to none.

    Their media arm is able to maintain moral in public view of heavy losses.

    They have identified their demographic and pander to it very effectively.

    They have mobile web sites on maybe 20 servers, use public servers to distribute their elaborate weekly terrorist magazines ( est. 12 ) and videos ( About 12 active outlets ).
    On the Internet a hand full of key people and expenses taken out of pocket are winning the Info war against the worlds most savvy media nation. Cheap sucessful asymmetric warfare.

    They have several fake news sites to distribute their propaganda.
    And an all volunteer distribution network.

    They have the ability to comment on real time events with in an hours time.

    Their distribution network is public and its publications are in several languages.

    The distribution network is hardened by redundancy, some files may be loaded to 40 or 50 public sites and files. The location and urls of these files are then distributed. The files are in multiple formats also.

    Their hacking abilities are limited to a few sites with software downloadable for DOS attacks. ( Which we took down and burned the head hacker.)

    While N. Korea and China have dedicated hacking forces functioning full time.

    One of the counter tactics for their media operations would be saturation, flooding the 'market' with competing media targeted to the same demographic.

    Since the Islamo fascist's cyber warfare tactics are intuitive they are predictable.

    The USA Army's efforts have been limited to a few successful psyops programs and mostly academic analysis. And the Air force have some future plans based primarily in the future and security based.

    Israeli efforts have been more extensive private initiatives based on OSINT distribution, analysis and some web defacement.

    Our own efforts have been limited by funds and primarily BETA model operations. While our operations have been successful and had significant impact they have been low volume. Bill at Infovlad

    The strongest weapon in the cyber army arsenal seems to be the
    TRUTH, and huge distribution. These tools seem to have the most impact on public opinion.

    The Israeli Lebanon war is a good example. While Lebanon suffered 3,500,000,000 USD in damages and Israel suffered $10,000 worth of pot holes to fill in, and Lebanon suffered 4,500 deaths and Israeli suffered around 400 deaths, Lebanon was viewed as the winner in the war from media efforts from the Islamo fascist's media arm.

    In the future I envision the USA will have several battalions of cyber troops, each trooper with their own computer. Just posting to forums, news groups and news media sites presenting the truth and monitoring the internet for breaking news, spin and OSINT, WORLD WIDE and responding to same in real time. Posting in eight hour shifts around the clock on current events and most languages countering the Islamo fascist's lies, spin and propaganda. And a psycops core producing analysis, video, magazines and text for the posters.

    Another division of hackers tracking their media computers and leaders, disrupting their command and control and influencing moral through PC crippling viruses.

    There is a universal psychology operating on the Internet that tends to believe anything posted often and broadly enough is believed as the "TRUTH" ie if it isn't the truth it would be confronted. Kind of like if it is in the Newspaper it must be true or they would be sued.

    I have seen this in operation on the internet related to a product where there was certain scientific proof the product was safe but was ruled against by the USA government based on the false info posted all over the internet, the false info was perceived as the truth without confirmation, over scientific proofs in their own studies.

    This psychology is being used to great effect by the Islamo fascists on the Internet. Lies posted over a wide range of sites often enough, un-confronted are perceived as the truth by the public, Moslem and American.

    And selective edited videos can be spun as the whole truth even though they are propaganda. As evidenced by the TV company that ran the story of the insurgent sniper videos as NEWS rather than as propaganda.

    After all seeing, is believing. Even if the video is one sided and selectively edited to present a slanted view or just the partial story favorable to the insurgents. And this can and does influence the American public and our elections and the Moslem ummah.

    Cyber warfare in the future will center on media wars and demographic battles. Which we are not even fighting now, we are loosing by default.
    Both the Moslem ummah and the USA public are loosing and being influenced by un-confronted lies and propaganda on the Internet. Much of the public believe the terrorists speak for Islam, which will eventually have deafening and devastating blow back for the ummah.

    While we could win the war and all the battles in reality, we could loose in the arena of public opinion and not be viewed as the victors encouraging future wars and insurgencies and a take over of Islam, and unfairly influencing American elections through successful propaganda all by default. The USA government and the ummah have a responsibility to answer these lies and propaganda to insure their own respective survivals.


    .....effectively mining the Internet and other open sources for information. Such an
    effort, it is suggested, also will enable the Community to achieve a better tactical
    understanding of how jihadists use the Internet’s web-television capabilities, chat
    rooms, and “news” sites, to train forces and raise money. Ultimately, these observers
    suggest, the United States must develop the capability to understand and influence
    foreign populations — “not in their council of states but in their villages and slums”
    — if it is to effectively counter the threat posed by jihadists. In such circumstances,
    it is argued, the information that should matter most to policymakers can be derived
    from open sources.2
    The debate over the relative value of open source information, compared to that
    of classified data, is occurring at a time when the global information environment is
    viewed by some as having reached a “post-modern” stage.3 In such an environment,
    secret information may be less important than the combination of open source information, information sharing, computer networking, and an ability to sift and analyze a dizzying volume of open source information. Indeed, one former senior intelligence officer suggested that whereas the 20th century was the century of secrets, the 21st century may well prove to be the century of global information.
    If the Intelligence Community as a whole accepts and understands this change, according to some observers, it may gain an edge in confronting current threats, particularly those posed by terrorism.


    Success On The Playing Field

    ( Missing the paradigm, parens by Gerald)

    This new Command's ability to wage cyberwarfare will be judged based on its success in three areas:
    ( while this development is crucial it is but a small part of cyberwarfare, the leading Paradigm of actual Internet WAR will be MAD, "Mutually Assured Destruction", many nation states and criminal gangs are on the verge of being able to bring down the www, which is a disadvantage to most everyone including the criminal element. The clearer best use of cyber forces will be in the "Information WAR" arena. Confronting the lies and propaganda spread by the Terrorist. All way down to the village level. The key new weapons will be easy convenient OSINT COLLECTIONS, and response to propaganda. )

    • ( this will be a small reserve component ): Real-world experience and rapid (open source) innovation. Most, if not all, of this experience and innovation in cyberwarfare is gained through criminal activity. Innovation is a product of rapid cycles of competition with software vendors and computer security companies.
    • Massive self-replication. Think in term of small teams (the smarter, the better) designing software that seizes control of tens of millions of computer systems through various forms of infection.
    • Deniability. Nearly all of the successful operations conducted in offensive cyberwarfare will require deniability. Post-attack forensics must not point back to a government since these wars/battles will be fought in peacetime.

    What This Means

    Given these requirements, this new Command will likely fail (and badly). To provide contrast, the Russian Business Network (the RBN is a computer criminal syndicate responsible for an estimated 60% of online criminal activity), gets top marks in all of these areas. Here's a round up of what this means:
    • Nation-states that protect or maintain close ties to computer criminal networks will gain advantages in emerging cyberwarfare capability. Early example: Russia's use of the RBN against Estonia and China's use of vigilante hackers for control of domestic dissent and computer espionage.
    • US institutional cyberwarfare will create public embarrassments as it attempts to operate in this environment. This will generate friction with allied nation-states and run afoul of domestic privacy advocates. As a result, ROEs will tighten mightily (debilitating).( RBN has a very sucessful history of Deniability, no one knows who they are.)
    • The Command will become almost exclusively defensive over time. It won't be able to innovate at rates even remotely comparable to the competition. As a result, its activity will likely devolve to the "active" defense of government systems (most corporations will stay with private security companies for support). Additionally, its scale will be only a small fraction of the competition's hundreds of thousands of contributors and its tens of millions of infected computers (it will be out-mobilized). ( disagree completely, a billion sleeper bots in reserve for MAD, is all that is required, the Internet infra structure its self will learn to deal with DDOS on massive scales for reasons of self preservation. Every Industrial nation in the world will join against any massive DDos on the WWW. This function will in time be nullified and obsolete. )
    NOTE: Cyberwarfare, although nascent today, will become a major form of warfare in the next decade as computing power increases by 100 fold and computer automation creeps into every nook and cranny of the global economy. NOTE2: Much of this analysis/synthesis will also apply to the emergence of open source biowarfare in the next decade. ( Gerald )
    There are two considerations we are reviewing, one is the criminal element alone or coupled with a state actor, AND, the Deniability factor.
    If the attacks are traced back to a state, then the practicability of the situation is it will be considered
    prima facia evidence of a state attack, and the state will be held responsible. As there doesn't seem any other way to successfully deal with the stealth factor.

    Again this problem stems from the World Governments inability to deal effectively with Global Internet Crime, the current paradigm is to almost ignore it and prosecute cases of convenience.

    Now this criminal element has become Global and can threaten the Internet, and there is no Paradigm for dealing with them.

    Awhile back we ran into 400 American Express CC for sale, with some free cards and info , we quickly notified owners and American Express, their security offices in Chicage and NY, neither were interested. Do they make a profit from stolen cards?

    The Estonia cyber attack suggest a workable paradigm,
    If an attack comes from a state it is considered an attack by that government, and that governments reasponsiblity to stop it,
    and is subject to counter attacks.

    The basis for this threat stems from the number of unprotected computers connected to the Internet, which makes them subject to conversion to Zombies. In the future all IPS will be required to verify computer security before they let a computer connect to the Internet.
    I estimate this will reduce the number of bot nets by at least 70%.
    And remove most of the threat to the WWW.
    Currently if there is a massive attack the only choice is to shut off that country, WWW node, off from the Internet.

    A possible solution is a WWW police force with Internet Courts and powers of warrant and police powers to go after targeted computers and ISPs and players.



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    Syria's assignations

    Car Bomb Kills Lebanese General

    By SAM F. GHATTAS – 45 minutes ago

    BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — A powerful car bombing Wednesday killed the likely next head of the army in the first such assassination targeting Lebanon's military, seen by many Lebanese as the only institution keeping the divided nation from breaking apart.

    Brig. Gen. Francois Hajj and his driver were killed minutes after he left his home on the way to work. At 7:10 a.m., a parked car packed with 77 pounds of TNT exploded, triggered by remote control, as Hajj's SUV passed by.

    The bombing left a crater 6 feet wide and 3 feet deep on a busy street with school buses and morning commuters in Baabda, a mainly Christian suburb of Beirut where the presidential palace is located and where army presence is heavy.

    With no claim of responsibility, there was widespread speculation over the motive for the attack, which comes as feuding politicians are struggling to elect a president.

    Some anti-Syrian politicians accused Damascus, saying it was trying to torpedo efforts to elect a president. Others said the attack could be a warning to the military to stay out of politics or vengeance by Islamic militants for an army offensive that Hajj led against them last summer.


    How many assignations does this make over the past two years?

    Somebody has picked up a bad habbit.
    And it continues over and over,
    And the same group seems to be the Target....

    So who benefits ( motive )
    Who has the ability?
    and who has the opportunity?

    Hmmm I don't know......SYRIA...

    JEEZE I'm getting tired of it..
    where are the cops, they are making a bigger mess
    which somebody is going to have to deal with...
    That habit is a bad one to let them get into
    it is exportable...



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    What Next for Musa Qala?

    Afghan Recovery Report
    Afghanistan home
    What Next for Musa Qala?

    International forces and the Afghan army see the recapture of a small town in Helmand as a major victory, but holding onto it could prove more problematic.

    By Jean MacKenzie in Kabul, with Aziz Ahmad Tassal and Mohammad Ilyas Dayee in Helmand (ARR No. 277, 12-Dec-07)
    Musa Qala, a dusty and battered little town in northern Helmand, has somehow acquired the symbolic status reserved for major turning points in military conflicts.

    Official spin and media hype have billed the battle for Musa Qala in recent days as something akin to the Taleban's Last Stand. The general impression is that the insurgents have now been driven out of most of their strongholds.

    But the picture on the ground is rather different.

    While an attack group that included the Afghan National Army, ANA, NATO's International Security Assistance Force, ISAF, United States Special Forces and powerful air support has succeeded in chasing some 2,000 Taleban fighters out of the town, holding onto the area over the longer term may be a bit more difficult than the government is now predicting.

    The Taleban still control huge swathes of Helmand province. They dominate major districts such as Greshk, Sangin, and Garmseer, aside from islands of government control in the district centres.

    Losing Musa Qala is not likely to be a death blow to the insurgents. The renewed fighting, with the attendant displacement of families and damage to property, may in fact further inflame local passions against the Afghan government and its foreign allies.

    Musa Qala's residents may not have wholeheartedly embraced the repressive rule they have lived under since the Taleban took over their town in February, but their trust in the government and the foreign forces seems to have reached an all-time low.

    "I am very upset about all this fighting," said one resident, Sarwar Khan, speaking by phone with IWPR. "The Taleban were much better than this. At least things were calm.

    "I think that this time, the foreigners just want to kill civilians, innocent civilians, like they have done before … people are going to hate them more and more. People already hate them. And I am sure that they will leave again; they will just abandon Musa Qala and leave us with the Taleban."

    Even more vehement was Maliha, a woman who had to leave her home in the Takhtapul area of Musa Qala because of the fighting, and is staying with her son-in-law in Greshk.

    "God damn these Americans!" she said.

    Like many Afghans, Maliha does not distinguish between the nationalities of the various international contingents, and cares little that the bulk of the attacking force was British, along with Danish, Slovak and American troops.

    "What do they want from us? We had just got used to living in a calm environment, and now we again have to move and suffer this misery," she said.

    However, there were also people who welcomed the fact that the town had changed hands.

    "I am very happy that the Taleban have left Musa Qala," said Najibullah, a resident of the village of Chenai. "Now we will have schools, development and a better life. The Taleban used to behead people on charges of spying, and I was frightened. But now I am happy, even though there is fighting and bombing."

    The provincial government is keen to reassure the population that it intends to stay, and governor Assadullah Wafa has pledged immediate large-scale assistance.

    "I will rebuild Musa Qala as an example to other districts of Helmand," he told reporters on December 12. "We are declaring an amnesty for all. People should go home and resume their lives. My first act will be to establish a school, rebuild the road, repair the ruined houses and build a central mosque. I will spend billions in Musa Qala."

    People in the district are not easily swayed by such pledges.

    "They always promise assistance but we never see any of it," said one Musa Qala resident, who did not want to be named. "We don't need their assistance; we just want them to stop killing us."

    Gul Mohammad, also of Musa Qala, agreed, adding, "Yesterday evening, five of my friends and I were heading for the district centre. We have shops there and we wanted to rescue our property. We came under fire and four of my friends were killed. I and one other man escaped, leaving our friends' bodies behind."

    According to Gul Mohammad, many shops in the district centre were being looted by ANA soldiers.

    Abdul Wadood Nejrabi, an ANA officer, denied that Afghan soldiers were misbehaving in Musa Qala.

    "These charges that army troops are firing on civilians are baseless," he said. "And there has been no looting at all. Anyone who says this is part of the opposition."

    Gul Mohammad is angry at the death of his friends, and unlikely to be appeased by promises of aid.

    "I heard the government on the radio saying they'd help us," he said bitterly. "But we don't want their help. We are not going to forget our dead just because they give us a plate of food."

    Despite the governor's pleas for a return to normal, it will not be easy to persuade residents to come back, at least until they are convinced that the fighting has stopped.

    "There is no one in the town - everyone has left," said a Musa Qala resident who did not want to be named. "We are living in the desert with all our belongings. We don't even know who is in the town - the British or the government. All I know is that a friend of mine was riding his motorbike yesterday evening and they shot him. He was wounded in the leg, and there are no doctors to treat him, and no hospitals."

    Even though the bombardment of Musa Qala has ceased, there have been further clashes throughout the province. On December 12, there were reports of fighting between insurgents and the Taleban in the village of Berana, just six kilometers from Musa Qala.

    Thousands of families have left their homes and are in need of help, especially given the cold winter weather. But with so many people on the move, it will be difficult for the government to reach them all.

    "Three days ago we formed an emergency commission," said Mohammad Omar Qanai, head of the provincial department for rural reconstruction and development. "Along with UNAMA [United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan] and the PRT [joint military-civilian Provincial Reconstruction Team] we will be able to provide assistance for 2,000 families. This will include medicine, food, and shelter."

    At present, people are doing whatever they can to stay safe and get out of the cold.

    "For several days now, people have been coming from Musa Qala," said one resident of Sangin district. "I myself have opened my home to 13 families. I'm about to go mad from the noise of the children. Thank God they didn't bring their livestock, or I would have left altogether. I hope the government gives them emergency aid as soon as possible."

    Provincial police chief Mohammad Hossain Andiwal sounded confident that the problems would be short-lived.

    "Musa Qala is [back] in government's hands after 11 months, and we will sort everything out as soon as possible," he told reporters on December 11.

    Musa Qala passed into Taleban hands in early February, when a controversial truce broke down. In October, 2006, British forces agreed to withdraw from Musa Qala as long as the Taleban also pledged to stay out of the district. The British had been bogged down in heavy fighting in the area, and were sustaining major losses.

    But the deal, which was supposed to be enforced by tribal elders, collapsed in the wake of mutual accusations of truce violations, including an ISAF air strike that killed the brother of a prominent Taleban commander. In February, the Taleban moved in and set up their own government, which maintained a precarious peace for ten-and-a-half months.

    For the international forces based in Helmand, Musa Qala acquired what Britain's defence secretary Des Browne termed "iconic" importance. The British had been criticised for the original agreement, and the Taleban's dominance of the district rankled.

    Once an attack was launched, it was only a matter of time before the insurgents were routed, as they could not withstand a full-frontal assault backed by air power.

    But given the current mood of the population, and the Taleban's well-known practice of melting away only to regroup and return, the Musa Qala saga may not be over yet.

    The foreign troops cannot resist us," boasted Abdul Rahman, a local Taleban commander. "I swear I have never seen such cowards. We can't even get a good fight out of them. They are not worth our efforts. They disappear when we fire on them, while our mujaheddin will never lose their morale."

    Brave words aside, the Taleban did not put up much of a fight for Musa Qala. According to spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, they staged a tactical retreat in order to spare civilians.

    "We were worried that the foreigners would bomb the district," he told IWPR.

    ISAF did use artillery and air strikes, despite the early Taleban withdrawal. An ISAF spokesman in Kabul assured journalists on December 11 that all possible care had been taken to minimise civilian casualties.

    Interviews with people from the district reflected the terror caused by the battle.

    "I swear I will never forget my little daughter's screams," said Zmarai, from the village of Chenai. "She was scared to death of the bombs. There was blood coming out of my son's ears.

    "I just want one side or the other to control Musa Qala. The government or the Taleban - I don't care."

    IWPR has received several reports from Musa Qala of collapsed buildings, dead bodies that cannot be moved because of the fighting, and civilians caught in the crossfire. Many people mentioned a figure of 40 dead, but this has yet to be substantiated.

    "Every single place has been bombed," said Mohammad Gul, a resident of Toughi village. "I cannot go out, so I don't know how many people are dead. But a missile landed on my neighbour's house, killing his five-year-old daughter and his cow."

    Other reports from the village of Nabo Aka suggested that 28 civilians died in just one air strike.

    But ISAF and the Afghan government insist there were few civilian casualties. The Afghan defence ministry said there were four, while ISAF said there had been none.

    According to ISAF spokesman Brigadier-General Carlos Branco, two NATO soldiers were killed by landmines, and there were no reported ANA casualties. No one would speculate on Taleban losses, although they were rumoured to be heavy.

    The governor said that many of the insurgent fighters in Musa Qala were not Afghans.

    "I had been insisting that there were foreign Taleban in Musa Qala, and we saw that this was the case," Wafa told reporters. "There were foreign Taleban, and Taleban from North Waziristan [in Pakistan]. Most of them are dead now. In the near future, we will launch an operation in districts adjacent to Musa Qala."

    Washir, to the immediate west of Musa Qala, and Nawzad to the north are largely under Taleban control.

    The governor assured people that they had nothing to fear.

    "I do not accept that people are worried we will not be able to hold the district this time," he said. "I am going to make sure this does not happen. The army and the foreign forces will remain there until the police are able to ensure security."

    Jean MacKenzie is IWPR's programme director in Afghanistan. Aziz Ahmad Tassal and Mohammad Ilyas Dayee are IWPR staff reporters in Helmand. Their colleague Aziz Ahmad Shafe also contributed to this report.



    Whats next?

    Hunter killer teams based on the CIA concept in the WAR for Afghan.

    The Government can't field enough troops to protect EVERY village.
    alternative is the Running Hammer SNIPERS, track them, follow them and hit the Taliban at every opportunity, 24/7.
    When they land in a town bring in a fast strike force, rout them, and start Running Hammer 24/7 again, Snipers...



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    Wednesday, December 12, 2007

    'Danger of war' exists with Iran: Sarkozy

    PARIS (AFP) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned of a risk of a war with Iran if Israel considered its security seriously threatened by Tehran's nuclear drive in a magazine interview to be published Thursday.

    Sarkozy also said he was ready to travel to Tehran to discuss a civilian nuclear partnership if the country steps up its cooperation with the UN atomic watchdog.

    "The problem for us is not so much the risk that the Americans launch a military intervention, but that the Israelis consider their security to be truly threatened," Sarkozy told Le Nouvel Observateur.

    "Everyone agrees on the fact that what the Iranians are doing has no civilian explanation," Sarkozy said, referring to Tehran's uranium enrichment work. "The only debate is about whether they will develop a military capacity in one or five years."

    Israel considers Iran its number one enemy following repeated calls by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the Jewish state to be wiped off the map.


    Seems it up to Israel, the NIE has made USA impotent when it comes to Iran.


    NIE needs to produce a report on Iran's capability of producing a nuke, under their civilian plan,
    not what they did in 2003. Push them into a corner, force an answer. They will have to admit it.


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    Waterboarding, 35 seconds

    A former CIA interrogator said making an al-Qaida detainee think he was drowning worked in 2002, but he now regards "waterboarding" as torture.

    In an interview with ABC News, retired agent John Kiriakou told of the capture of Abu Zubaydah in Pakistan and his role in interrogating him. Kiriakou said he repeatedly questioned Zubaydah, but was not present when he was strapped to a board with cellophane around his mouth and nose as water was pumped down his throat.

    Kiriakou said agents told him Zubaydah "broke" after 35 seconds.

    "From that day on, he answered every question," Kiriakou said. "The threat information he provided disrupted a number of attacks, maybe dozens of attacks."

    The ex-agent said his opinion of the interrogation technique has shifted since.

    "At the time, I felt that 'waterboarding' was something that we needed to do. And as time has passed ... I think I've changed my mind," he told ABC.

    It emerged last week videotapes of the session were destroyed by the CIA in 2005, which agency Director Michael Hayden said was done to protect the identities of CIA agents who appear on them.

    Closed congressional hearings are scheduled this week into the destruction of the tapes, the Washington Post reported. (c) UPI

    35 SECONDS..

    Is 35 seconds of non permanent damage Torture to much if it saves lives?
    If it doesn't save lives but then USA is sure? is 35 seconds OK?
    Comment please


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    New Jahidie Vector

    Dr. Rusty Shackleford does it again, new Jahdie vector.
    Great INTEL
    Facebook social networking website.
    More Background from Rusty here.

    I converted the links to clickable:

    Promoting jahidist propaganda to influence home grown trouble.
    Their Info war opens a new FRONT.

    Facebook members whose accounts have been disabled—some with good reason, some not—are increasingly frustrated with the company's opaqueness when it comes to trying to figure out what they did wrong. They find that their accounts have been turned off and access to the site and all their data is denied, sometimes without so much as a warning. Facebook's customer service reps, who can only be reached via e-mail and are understandably overstretched, are apparently not very responsive.

    Search data base with 24,000 terrorist names:

    Terrorist web sites, forums, English and Arabic


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