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    Saturday, October 11, 2008

    Core Collector..EMPLOYMENT

    Core Collector Clandestine Service Trainee Program 
    Work Schedule: Full Time Salary: $54,525 – $75,669 
    Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area 

    Core Collectors, following successful completion of the 12-month Clandestine Service Trainee (CST) Program, serve on the front lines of human intelligence collection overseas for the National Clandestine Service (NCS). The CST Program trains and certifies individuals to perform the full range of steps leading to the clandestine recruitment and handling of sources with access to vital foreign intelligence. Within the Core Collector profession, there are two career tracks—Operations Officer and Collection Management Officer—described below. NCS management places an individual in one of these career tracks based on skills demonstrated during the training phase and/or the needs of the service. All Core Collectors, whether designated as OO or CMO, are expected to engage in the full cycle of clandestine operations while serving in overseas assignments.

     Therefore, all applicants seeking entry into the Core Collector ranks of the NCS must demonstrate the skills, abilities and personality traits necessary for the safe, secure, and effective conduct of clandestine intelligence collection operations overseas. 

    Core Collector/Operations Officer Operations Officers (OO’s) are focused full time on clandestinely spotting, assessing, developing, recruiting, and handling individuals with access to vital foreign intelligence on the full range of national security issues. This human intelligence plays a critical role in developing and implementing US foreign and national security policy and in protecting US interests. 

    OO’s use their sound judgment, high integrity, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to assess the character and motivations of others to establish strong human relationships and trust that provides the foundation needed to acquire high-value intelligence from foreign sources. OO’s deal with fast-moving, ambiguous, and unstructured situations by combining their “people and street smarts” with subject matter expertise and a knowledge of foreign languages, areas, and cultures.

     An OO’s career can include assignments in the NCS’s three key areas of activity—human intelligence collection, counterintelligence, and covert action—on issues of highest interest to US national security, such as international terrorism, weapons proliferation, international crime and narcotics trafficking, and capabilities and intentions of rogue nations. 

    Operations Officers serve the bulk of their time in overseas assignments that range typically from 2-3 years. 

    Operations Officers are given great amounts of responsibility and trust early in their careers. While they work in teams, they often need to “think on their feet”, using common sense and flexibility to make quick decisions on their own. OO’s have demanding responsibilities, often requiring them to work long, irregular hours so it is essential that they be physically and psychologically fit, energetic, and able to cope with stress. They must know themselves very well and a sense of humor is also a plus. 

    Core Collector/Collection Management Officer Core Collector-certified Collection Management Officers (CMO’s) oversee and facilitate the collection, evaluation, classification, and dissemination of foreign intelligence developed from clandestine sources. CMO’s play a critical role in ensuring that foreign intelligence collected by clandestine sources is relevant, timely, and addresses the highest foreign policy and national security needs of the nation. They are substantive experts in their area of specialty, have a comprehensive knowledge of how National Clandestine Service operations are conducted, and an in depth understanding of overseas operating environments as well as current and looming international issues......................


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    al Fajar Media Center, NO Idea.....

    al Fajar's leader.

    al Fajar Media Center, has NO Idea....
    By Gerald: Internet Anthropologist Think Tank
    Oct 11, 2008

    The semantics in their communication are very revealing.

    "Forums... have been closed for Technical reasons..."
    Note they did NOT say they closed them.

    "They will be non-fuctional from the date of the publication of this announcement"
    Dated Sept, 29 , 2008.
    In fact some of the sites were closed well before this date.

    "We are not aware of any addresses or websites for these forums presently on the INTERNET."
    They are admitting they are not the webmasters, and admit they might not know all of the
    URL's for the websites. Paradigm Intel suggests they have not been in contact with all the webmasters so are not sure. And this confirms they did not order the sites down, as they don't know all the webmasters.
    1,000 sites shut down on orders from whom?
    No one, no terror group has that kind of authority or power.
    There is not that kind of unity in the Intenet Jahiddie community.

    "Any news you hear about the reopening of some of these web sites are incorrect."
    " unless it is announced though al Fajar"

    They don't know how the sites were knocked down, and won't put up new sites till they do know.

    They deny that any of the offices of these websites have fallen into enemy hands.
    "since when have jihadi websites had permanent offices."

    They don't they have permanent computers. And have not assured the ummah that the PC's haven't fallen into enemy hands, or gotten access.

    They are scrambling to do some spin control not to look like fools.
    They don't know but have to say something.

    And they are saying when we figure this out they will try again.
    They still don't have a count of downed terror web sites.
    They are still doing damage control.

    Text SOURCE:


    Spin me right round:




    Al-Fajr Center itself is very structured and is divided into several different brigades, each with a designated purpose.

    These brigades include:

    • Hacking Brigade, in charge of hacking websites, carrying out Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, and identifying vulnerable websites

    • Intelligence Brigade, in charge of gathering information, both online and in the physical world. For example, this brigade monitors the websites of the government, think tanks, and the media, like the White House, the U.S. Army, the Rand Corporation, the Jamestown foundation, Newsweek, Time Magazine, and others.

    • Distribution Brigade, in charge of distributing the propaganda released by jihadist groups, such as taking credit for daily attacks, media from jihadist leaders, videos of attacks, training videos, and other videos of fighting from all over the world

    • Publications Brigade, in charge of producing studies and training manuals in magazine form, like the "Technical Mujahid"

    • Cybersecurity Brigade, in charge of protecting the security of jihadist websites

    • Multimedia Brigade, in charge of producing multimedia jihadist propaganda, including attacks on American forces, preparation of IEDS, audio and video messages from jihadist leadership, statements of martyrs, and other propaganda. >>

    There is some talk of targeting the following "American " forums:

  •  ("This is an extremely large forum with millions of people that posts information about American states.")

  •  ("This forum has a section devoted to the war against Muslims.")

  •  ("A forum for American university students.  It is very important.")

  •  ("This is one of the large American forums.  It has a video section.")

  •  ("A military forum frequented by Europeans and Americans.  It launches attacks on the mujahids and disparages them. 
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    We said "Cash is King" 9,18,08

    When the Dow went up + 400 points.
    We pointed out the problems the wrold was facing 
    And  we said "Cash may be king. This is going to get VERY very UGLY."

    Cash is still king today.

    And this last week has been the worst in the history of the Dow.


    The Dow dilemma: Buy, sell or sit?
    Kansas City Star, MO - 13 hours ago
    Each held a different view of the worst-ever, 18.2 percent drop in the Dow Jones industrial average this week. In five days, capped by a violent 1000-point ...


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    should the Mujahideen use a nuke?

    From a Jahiddie forum, our associate Bill, was banned from:

    Question is should the Mujahideen use a nuke? ( al Qaeda is researching nukes )

    This is one interesting answer:

    Well for one, I think that the Mujahideen can't stop fighting just because of what "might" happen, even if the two Holy Mosques might get bombed. Muslims can't be to blame for such an event, unless they were the ones doing the bombings directly.

    Yes, if the Mujahideen used a nuke it would push the world further into war. This would only allow for the Jihad to expand. But I'm not convinced that if the Mujahideen set off a nuke in an American city America would retaliate by using a nuke against a Muslim country. If they did, China, Russia, or even North Korea, or better yet - even Pakistan might nuke America back. I have no doubt that greedy Pakistani leaders would nuke America if they were faced with their own annhilation.

    But perhaps if they thought they would get nuked back, the Mujahideen would have to reconsider the plan. However, the Jihad cannot stop at an extent just because an action might drive the middle east into even further chaos. While our lands lack Shar'iah, it should be all or nothing. Plus, hitting the right targets in America or elsewhere could cause the complete collapse of the American government or even the entire United Nations. Maybe the Mujahideen would have a plan to basically nuke/bomb a few sites, cause a disintegration of authority, and then begin a huge insurgency in the West?



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    Friday, October 10, 2008

    Economic Terrorism., Comment/discuss

    By Gerald; Internet Anthropologist Think Tank
    Oct 10, 08

    Dr. Walid Phares presented a new paradigm: Economic Terrorism.

    If they chose to increase the price of oil to their own determent and say so in some memo, or a smoking gun. Then one might have a case for Economic Terrorism, a kind of economic suicide bombing.

    But to attribute price fixing to terrorism is alot like watching someone having sex and predicting if they are in love or not. If done well you can't tell.

    There is enough Greed around to motivate pricing fixing without even a thought of terrorism.

    But often the talk about Wall St often assumes there is some all controlling power operating things, THERE ISN'T, THAT IS WHAT MAKES CAPITALISM WORK. The Feds are trying to control things now with a bailout, and who has more money than the Feds? No one. And they can't control the market, maybe influence it, some.

    On Wall Street calling someone greedy is like telling a holy man he prays to much, fairly meaningless.

    Greed , on Wall St. if you get too greedy you loose. Greed is a self correcting vice.
    When is the last time you waited to long to sell a stock and ended up giving back some of the price gains being too greedy. If you get too Greedy and do something Illegal you go to prison.
    But the Lobbyist have been able to change that in one case, Usury, Mafia went to prison for that, banks get bailouts??? And get to change the bankruptcy laws so they can pursue their victims to the grave, legally.

    If Opec raises prices to high then a world recession will ensue as poorer countrys can't afford oil. And while high oil prices lead to bigger cash flow in the near term, in the long term it leads to lower cash flows, as less and less of the oil is bought and it engenders altermative energy sources.

    And Opec is about cash flows over the intermediate term, life term of the regime/ruler. Loss of cash flows to OPEC leads to less money at home and civil unrest.

    Currently there are enough market forces to account for the oil price increase, peak oil,
    increasing demand, Russia and China, India etc. Or so it seems, I don't have access to the data
    I would need without a lot of work to check it out.
    But lets take a look at whats on hand.

    Walid: "The international community is waking up to watch another dimension of globalization: the lethal domino effect. When the greatest economy goes down, the international economic system follows."... but of course this includes the OPEC nations too.

    Oil pricing is a combination of supply and demand, which determines the price.
    And to my knowledge the house of Saud is running higher production than ever, and greed prevents the other OPEC countrys from cutting production. Cut production equals fewer profits.

    Walid asks "Many argue that the trend of pushing out-of-control loans to unqualified segments of society emanated from political operatives on the Left. Meaning that pressure groups, including national politicians, induced Wall Street to cross the fine line of appropriate banking policy to grant almost any loan seeker, regardless of his capacity to pay back the mortgage loan. But even if that were true, market analysts would have figured out the weaknesses of such a plan. So the next question is: on what grounds was the huge release of funds rationalized?"

    Eventually I think we will find the banks were behind the huge release of funds and even promoted it to the Dems. Once a Banking Corp found they could grant loans regardless of risk
    and re-package the loans and sell them to the Feds, without risk of loss then it became the question of how many of these bad loans can the push out the door to the Feds, Freddie and Fannie.

    Make a bad loan, collect huge fees and sell it to the government where they sell them on Wall St as a type of Real Estate bond, all with out any risk to the banks. The same banks charging the usury interest rates on credit cards, they are already running a criminal usury scam, they just found a way to add a mortgage scam.
    Some of these RE bonds leaked into the Money Markets.

    And the banks are not done, they will be back asking for more money for bailouts, the current law provides for bailouts of Credit cards ( charging up to 99% interest ), and bad auto loans.

    The CEO's gave up Golden Parachutes in exchange for performance bonuses, after lining up $700 billion bailout, let the bonuses FLOW, they performed they got $700 billion.

    Banking Greed, and they will pay the price, prison terms for many banking CEOs, the public want blood and will get it.

    The tipping point? USA has been heading for a tipping point and will continue to do so.
    Globalization makes American workers compete with labor costs in China, just visit Walmart
    for proof, find many made in USA labels? American consumers don't want to pay the higher price for American labor, look at the US auto makers losses.

    Globalization makes for a more efficient capitalism, and higher profits but a lowering of American standards of living, but raising standards of living in the rest of the world. USA has to compete in a global market place, prices, labor.

    Walid further states: "Indeed, as economic commentators tell us (including a strong accusation leveled by real estate tycoon Donald Trump on Fox News against OPEC), oil powers are behind the instability that crumbled the will of millions of middle class Americans over the past three years. If we go back in time, we can see that oil pricing by OPEC’s hard core shows clearly that US leadership wasn’t able to convince the top producers from the Gulf to give American oil consumers a chance. Most producing regimes replied that demand - mostly from China and India - was putting pressure on production. Pressed by Washington to produce more, the “regimes” alleged it would affect the selling price and thus minimize their profits, but promised they would try to “be understanding” of US needs in energy."

    I wouldn't take investment advise from the Donald, ( how many times has he filed bankruptcy?) but lets look at his point. Trump IS NOT an oil economic authority.
    "we can see that oil pricing by OPEC’s hard core shows clearly that US leadership wasn’t able to convince the top producers from the Gulf to give American oil consumers a chance."

    How could they give Americans a better chance? Sell to America below market price?
    Increase supply? They have, but maybe they could have increased it more? But not by much.
    Or maybe they could reduce demand???
    What did Donald want them to do? Lower prices? Lets start with the Huge Oil Cos here in USA lowering prices first. If we can get them to lower prices then maybe we can get OPEC to lower prices.

    And the Donald said "producers discretion over price".
    OPEC has limited control over price, price is determined by supply and demand for the most part.

    Remember 1973 oil embargo, they just quit selling oil, the long lines at the gas stations?
    In order to raise the price of oil they had to cut production way down, stop all delivery to USA.
    It was a disaster for Opec.
    Following the embargo, higher oil prices instigated new avenues for energy exploration or expansion including Alaska, the North Sea, the Caspian Sea, and Caucasus.[17]
    Saudi Arabia, trying to gain back market share, increased production and caused downward pressure on prices, making high-cost oil production facilities less profitable or even unprofitable.
    ...the move away from oil consumption to alternate energy sources. OPEC had relied on the famously limited price sensitivity of oil demand to maintain high consumption but had underestimated the extent to which other sources of supply would become profitable as the price increased. Electricity generation from nuclear power and natural gas, home heating from natural gas and ethanol blended gasoline all reduced the demand for oil.
    When reduced demand and over-production produced a glut on the world market in the mid-1980s, oil prices plummeted and the cartel lost its unity. Oil exporters such as Mexico, Nigeria, and Venezuela, whose economies had expanded in the 1970s, were plunged into near-bankruptcy, and even Saudi Arabian economic power was significantly weakened.

    The 1973 embargo could be called economic terrorism, but currently we would need to see a sharp reduction in supply, or prices increase during a reduction of demand.

    What are the solutions to economic terrorism?

    Lets think out side the box.

    During the 1973 embargo OPEC-member states in the developing world withheld the prospect of nationalization of the companies' holdings in their countries. Most notably, the Saudis acquired operating control of Aramco, fully nationalizing it in 1980 under the leadership of Ahmed Zaki Yamani. As other OPEC nations followed suit, the cartel's income soared.

    One option would be to "Worldize" the oil reserves, just like they Nationalized the Oil Cos.
    ( Another war. )

    Other options switch American autos to natural gas, with refueling stations at home, tapped in to the gas furnaces. $2 or $3 gallon equalivant.

    Require solar or wind power for all homes to cut oil consumption.

    But if discovered it could be dealt with.


    Do these charts show OPEC using oil for economic terrorism.
    I don't think so, what do you think?




    Walid further says:
    "Ayman Zawahiri called expressly and repetitively on the public to sell their US dollars and buy gold instead (Be’u al dullar washtaru al zahab). These were stunning statements ignored by most analysts at the time but that are making sense today. He predicted a collapse in the infidels’ economy, starting from American markets. Was he a part of the lobbying effort in the OPEC game? Most likely not, but he seems to have been privy to the game, having insiders in the Wahhabi radical circles in the Peninsula: in the end there are too many political signs to dismiss and the analysis of price warfare is too evident to ignore."

    The GWOT could account
    for the price of gold increase.

    I don't see conclusive evidence of any Economic Terrorism.
    But Lack of proof isn't proof of Innocence.

    Series 7 and 13
    Internet Anthropologist Think tank said to move to cash on 9,18,08 at Dow 10,609 ""Cash may be king. This is going to get VERY very UGLY.""
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    Taliban suckles al Qaeda corpse.

    Taliban continues to sucklle al Qaeda's  corpse.
    By Gerald; Internet Anthropologist Think Tank
    Oct 10, 08

    al Qaeda a guest for 7 years, some people just don't know when to leave.

    7 yrs is a gross violation of the Guest status.

    The Taliban doesn't see what al Qaeda is doing?

    Talibans current thrust is very simmilar to the WWII
    Natiz push in the battle of the buldge, a last ditch attempt.

    The West doesn't yet realize the Taliban are pushing at 100%+.
    And they just don't have the resources to keep this up.

    And the Taliban teat is whithering in al Qaeda's dying Mouth.

    Will the Taliban die with al Qaeda?
    al Qaeda is on its last leg, it has an American spokesperson;
    it can't get much worse.

    al Qaeda is in its last days, will the Taliban ride to the grave with them?



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    Jahiddies paralyzed.

    Jahiddies paralyzed.

    By Gerald; Internet Anthropologist Think Tank
    Oct 19, 08

    Great post Jahiddies looking for alternative to their forums.

    They have lost over 1,000 sites and are really pissed off.

    Their new plans make them even more vulnerable.
    And I support their new plans.
    We are waiting for you, standing by.
    Cyber snipers...

    In the post there were many things that brought JOY to my heart.

    The jahiddies were running one of the most sucessfull guerilla campaigns ever devised.
    And counter ops closed them down, cut off the heads and crushed morale.
    Praise Allah.

    Now they talk of a new guerilla war???
    They have NO IDEA what they are doing, and wish them much sucess with their plans.

    "We start, and God is our supporter" NOT, Allah has forsaken these supporters of Satan,
    ignorance, foolishness, and stupidity is no excuse and Allah has punished them with the
    loss of their C2, forums and websites.


    They talk of being paralyzed from the shuting down of so many sites, my heart leaps with joy.
    I am doing my joy dance now.

    Become sectarys:
    "the participating sisters, as one of them represents 10 men in their efforts, responses, editing, and other great things that we men do not pay attention to or get tired of because we are engaged in other things or duties that we seek...."
    Sisters do the drudge work while the MEN do the important things.

    Or the SISTERS can do important work stopping these Satan jahiddies form killing more women, children, bombing market places and Mosques.

    Use all the security precautions they describe and Join our Company C, and put a stop to the terrorism.

    Or our Paki Wiki:

    We have started an Iranian resistance wiki ( BLACK )directed by a woman.
    We will be starting a Muslim wiki to fight terrorism, soon, watch for announcements.

    I used the spelling "Jahiddies" on purpose to disdinguish the difference between legit jihadis,
    struggling every day to be better Muslims and closer to Allah and these dogs of Satan
    who kill women and children bomb Mosques.

    The loss of terrorist web sites, the will of Allah, so be it.


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