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World and US News Links – October 11, 2006

Posted by Admin on October 13, 2006

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October 11, 2006
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

POISONING OF IRAQI POLICEMEN:

NORTH KOREA’S NUKE TEST:

IRAN NUCLEAR CRISIS: MUSLIMS UPSET OVER DANISH VIDEO:

AWARD-WINNING RUSSIAN JOURNALIST & WRITER, ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA, SHOT & FOUND DEAD IN HALLWAY OUTSIDE HER MOSCOW APARTMENT:
[Picture to the right is from Novaya Gazeta The “New Newspaper” for which Ms. Politkovskaya was a “reviewer” – this is translation so her official title could have been reporter or editor.]

THE TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN:

THE POPE & ISLAM:

  • TERRORISM: VIDEO PORTRAYS ITALIAN CHILD AS ‘NEW BIN LADEN WARRIOR’” – by Hamza Boccolini – ADNKronos International (AKI) – Rome, Italy – 11 October 2006
    [NOTES: The video features a small child about 3 to 4-years old reciting 3 verses of the Koran apparently standing outside a mosque, and states that, “Here is the Italian Abu Masab (the first name of the late leader of al Qaeda in Iraq al-Zarqawi): this is the response from Italy to godless (Pope) Benedict (XVI)”]

MUSLIMS UPSET OVER DANISH VIDEO:

 

WAR, TERRORISM, AND POLITICS AROUND THE WORLD:

AFGHANISTAN:

AL-QAIDA/AL-QAEDA:

AUSTRALIA:

AZERBAIJAN:

BELGIUM:

BOSNIA:

BRAZIL:

BRITAIN:

CANADA:

CHINA:

CROATIA:

CZECH REPUBLIC:

DARFUR:

ECUADOR:

EGYPT:

ETHIOPIA:

  • A NEW JIHAD” – by Mindy Belz – World Magazine – Asheville, North Carolina, US – 11 October 2006

QUOTE:
     
ETHIOPIA: Why are Christians always the first to know? On Monday Somali jihadists declared holy war against Horn of Africa rival Ethiopia. But at least 48 hours before the pronouncement, church leaders in southwestern Ethiopia already had discovered they were at war with radical Islamists. Locals say the radicals include Somalis. If true, the clashes could mark a dangerous new regional conflict.
     
– “A New Jihad” – World Magazine

GAMBIA:

GAZA:

GERMANY:

INDONESIA:

IRAN:

IRAQ:

IRELAND:

ISRAEL:

ITALY:

JAMMU & KASHMIR:

JAPAN:

LEBANON:

LIBYA:

NIGERIA:

PAKISTAN:

PALESTINE/HAMAS:

PHILIPPINES:

POLAND:

RUSSIA:

SOMALIA:

SRI LANKA:

SUDAN:

SWITZERLAND:

SYRIA:

TUNISIA:

TURKEY:

UKRAINE:

UNITED NATIONS (UN):

UZBEKISTAN:

THE VATICAN:

VENEZUELA:

AROUND THE WORLD:

BRAZIL:

BRITAIN:

CHINA:

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

EGYPT:

ETHIOPIA:

FRANCE:

INDIA:

IRELAND:

HEALTH & MEDICINE:

  • EPIDEMIC FLARES IN INDIA AND RÉUNION” – by Denise Grady, The New York Times – The International Herald Tribune (IHT) – The New York Times Company – Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – 11 October 2006

QUOTE:
     
If a patient has aches, pains and fever and has just been to India or an Indian Ocean resort, doctors are being urged to check for a viral disease that even they may have never heard of: chikungunya.
     
Spread by mosquitos, the virus has been sweeping through southern India and islands in the Indian Ocean, and late last month the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention said traveleers had carried it to Europe and the United States.
     
But epidemics outside the tropics seem unlikely, scientists say, because the mosquitos that carry the virus thrive in hot, humid regions.
     
[Cont’d …]
     
– “Epidemic Flares in India and Réunion” – The International Herald Tribune (IHT)

HISTORY & SOCIETY:

NATURE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

UNITED STATES NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

FOR INFORMATION ON THE PLANE CRASH IN NY THAT KILLED NY YANKEES’ RELIEF PITCHER CORY LIDLE, AND HIS FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR PLEASE SEE: “SPECIAL REPORT: YANKEES’ PITCHER CORY LIDLE KILLED IN PLANE CRASH” HERE AT THE LIBERTY ROCKS BLOG.

U.S. STUDENT/ENGLISH TEACHER, MICHAEL PHILLIPS, 24, RELEASED IN NABLUS:

1st TREASON CASE FILED IN OVER 50 YEARS – ADAM GADAHN:
[Also please see the information from the FBI in the Official U.S. Government Publications section below for pictures, and more specific information about Adam Gadahn aka Azzam the American.]

TRAGEDY AT NICKEL MINES SCHOOL – MURDER OF AMISH SCHOOLCHILDREN:
[If you haven’t already seen the post, I have published a comprehensive overview with links to other coverage, Obituary, Condolence Books, and Donation Information regarding this tragedy here at LibertyRocks – Please see: SPECIAL REPORT: Amish Children Murdered in Pennsylvania School Shooting – Lancaster County, PA – October 2, 2006 ]

JOSE PADILLA CASE:

ON THE HOMEFRONT:

MILITARY NEWS:
[For more military news be sure not to miss the Official U.S. Publications Section below…]

FOREIGN RELATIONS:

POLITICS & ACTIVISM:

LEGISLATIVE, JUDICIARY & CRIME:

BUSINESS & ECONOMY:

EDUCATION & SCHOOL RELATED:

AROUND THE NATION:

CALIFORNIA:

CONNECTICUT:

GEORGIA:

ILLINOIS:

MINNESOTA:

MISSOURI:

NEBRASKA:

NEW YORK:

TENNESSEE:

TEXAS:

WISCONSIN:

ONLINE MAGAZINES & WEBSITE FEATURES:

COLUMNS & EDITORIALS:

NATIONAL BLOG WATCH:

HOT TOPICS IN THE “BLOGOSPHERE”:

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ISSUES:

  • BANKING ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION” – by Michelle Malkin – Blog @ MichelleMalkin.com – US – 11 October 2006
    [NOTES: Michelle Malkin highlights one of the reasons the illegal immigration problem will not be solved by simply building a fence – banks are trying to increase their customer base by courting illegal immigrants. Michelle highlights a recent article in the Wall Street Journal…]

LANCET STUDY SAYS OVER 600,000 KILLED IN IRAQ?

INTOLERANCE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:

OTHER NEWS & VIEWS:

PRESS RELEASES, STATEMENTS,
RESEARCH REPORTS & TRANSCRIPTS:

OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS:

AMERICAN FORCES INFORMATION SERVICE (AFIS) NEWS ARTICLES:

  • OFFICIALS DETERMINE MORTAR CAUSED FIRE AT AMMO HOLDING AREA” – American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 11 October 2006
  • INSURGENTS CAPTURED, IRAQI FORCES SHUT DOWN FINANCIAL OPERATION” – American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 11 October 2006
  • SOLDIERS, MARINES KILLED IN IRAQ; DoD IDENTIFIES PREVIOUS CASUALTIES” – American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 11 October 2006
    [NOTES: Prayers for comfort and strength are being said for the families and friends of the following U.S. Soldiers whose deaths have been announced by the DoD recently. We thank these all of these brave heroes for their service to our country and the cause of Freedom. May you all rest in peace. Sincerely, Michelle K. & Family]
    Army Pfc. Shane R. Austin, 19 of Edgerton, Kansas passed away on October 8th in Ramadi, Iraq from injuries sustained from enemy grenade fire. Johnson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division based in Baumholder, Germany.
    Army Cpl. Carl W. Johnson II, 21 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away on October 7th in Mosul, Iraq due to injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Johnson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division based at Fort Lewis, Washington.
    Army Cpl. Nicholas A. Arvanitis, 22, of Salem, New Hampshire, passed away on October 6th in Bayji, Iraq due to injuries sustained when encountering enemy fire. Arvanitis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
         
    The following four soldiers passed away in Taji, Iraq on October 4th when they were attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and other weapons. The four were assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas.
    Army Staff Sgt. Christopher O. Moudry, 31, of Baltimore, Maryland.
    Army Spc. Timothy R. Burke, 24 of Hollywood, Florida.
    Army Spc. George R. Obourn, Jr., 20 of Creve Coeur, Illinois.
    Army Pfc. Dean R. Bright, 32, of Roseburg, Oregon.
  • ARMY CHIEF: NATIONAL CONSENSUS CRITICAL TO TERROR WAR VICTORY” – by Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service – AFIS News Articles @ DoD Website (DefenseLink.mil) – Washington, D.C., US – 11 October 2006

FROM THE U.S. DEPT. OF DEFENSE (DoD):

FROM THE U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE (DOJ):

Click to see full-size pictures
~ Amilcar Matias-Torres ~
aka; “Anthony”, “Papote”, “Angel Luis”, & “Christian”
Click on the picture above to see full-size.
Amilcar Matia-Torres is currently being held by the authorities in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The FBI and other agencies investigating are asking minors or the parents of minors who think they may have had contact with Mr. Matias-Torres to contact the FBI. He is believed to have sent video text messages to potential victims, as well as contacted them by phone.

QUOTE:
     
Pursuant to a federal indictment, on October 5, 2006, law enforcement officers arrested Amilcar Matias-Torres, age 51, at his residence in Ponce, Puerto Rico. This indictment alleges Matias-Torres attempted to Persuade, Induce, Entice, and Coerce a minor under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity.
     
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today requests the public’s assistance of any minors under the age of eighteen years old, or the parents of any minors who believe that their children may have had contact with Amilcar Matias-Torres, also known as (aka): “Anthony”, “Papote”, “Angel Luis”, and “Christian”. It is believed Matia-Torres would send video text messages to his potential victims, as well as contact them telephonically.
     
Matias-Torres is alleged to have used the following cellular telephone numbers to contact his potential victims:
     
(787) 677-8828, (787) 382-9210, and (787) 202-6873. It is further believed,
     
Matias-Torres would send text messages to a local TV video channel.This chanel plays Music videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and on the bottom of the screen is a messaging feature. This is known as the TV Chat system. For example, a viewer would compose their message and then send it to the local television’s number. The message would then be posted on the television channel allowing other viewers to either contact the sender directly or respond via the TV Chat system.
     
Matias-Torres would typicaly send messages to a local TV video channel late at night and request photographs. Other times he would simply call the females who posted their telephone numbers on the TV Chat system.
     
Any minors or the parents of a minor who believe that their children may have had contact with Amilcar Matias-Torres, as well as anyone with information should contact the San Juan FBI, 24 hours a day at (787) 754-6000. [Cont’d. . .]
     
– “Request for Public’s Assistance Regarding Sexual Offender” – SanJuan.FBI.gov

FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI):

  • MOST WANTED TERRORIST – American Charged With Treason” – U.S. Federal Government, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Headline Archives (FBI.gov) – Washington, D.C., US – 11 October 2006
    [NOTES: Picture below is from the FBI Website (Click on picture to see full-sized). Caption with picture: The FBI added Adam Gadahn to the Most Wanted Terrorist list and the U.S. State Department is offering a reward up to $1 million for his arrest.]

Click to see full-size picture
~ ADAM YAHIYE GADAHN ~
KNOWN ALIASES:
Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhail Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, Yayah, Azzam the American

QUOTE:
     
A 28-year-old California man has been indicted on federal charges of treason and providing material support to a terrorist group for making a series of propoganda videotapes for al Qaeda, including one in which he praised the hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks and referred to the U.S. as “enemy soil.”
     
The charges filed in the Central District of California say Adam Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American, “gave al Qaeda aid and comfort . . . with intent to betray the United States.” Gadahn is the first person to be charged with treason against the U.S. since the World War II era.
     
The FBI added Gadahn to the Most Wanted Terrorists List and the U.S. Department of State is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to Gadahn’s arrest.
     
“Adam Gadahn represents a new breed of home-grown extremist, who has chosen to betray the country of his birth,” FBI Executive Assistant Director Willie Hulon said during a press conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
     
[. . .]
     
Executive Assistant Director Hulon said Gadahn’s indictment for treason and material support for terrorism prompted his elevation to the Most Wanted Terrorists list. “Gadahn is considered a high value target, which puts him high on the FBI’s radar screen,” Hulon said. “This intense exposure limits Gadahn’s operational ability, but he still poses a different kind of threat as a communicator for al-Qaeda.”
     
Gadahn, who is believed to be overseas, is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 210 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes, and scars on his chest and right forearm. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
     
If you have any information concerning Adam Gadahn, please contact your local FBI office or visit the nearest American embassy or consulate. To submit a tip, visit our anonymous tip line.
     
– “Most Wanted Terrorist – American Charged with Treason” – Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.gov)

RELATED LINKS FROM THE FBI:
1.) “U.S. CITIZEN INDICTED ON TREASON, MATERIAL SUPPORT CHARGES FOR PROVIDING AID AND COMFORT TO AL QAEDA” – Press Release – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – 11 October 2006

2.) “GADAHN ‘MOST WANTED’ POSTER” – FBI.gov
[NOTES: Contains Color Pictures, Aliases, Description, Cautions, & Reward Information.]

3.) “MOST WANTED TERRORISTS LIST” – FBI.gov [Complete List of FBI Most Wanted Terrorists w/pictures and descriptions]

4.) “FBI HEADLINE ARCHIVES: SEEKING INFORMATION – 10/30/04” – FBI.gov
[NOTES: This was the original publication from the FBI back at the end of October 2004 when the agency was seeking more information about ‘Azzam the American’, aka ‘Azzam Al-Amriki’ whom we now know to be Adam Gadahn. There is also a related
Press Statement from the FBI on 10/30/04.]

5.) Interview with ‘Azzam the American’ (2004) –
VIDEO CLIP (.MPG) & STREAMING VIDEO CLIP (.RAM) or TEXT TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO

ACTUAL INDICTMENT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: The Counterterrorism Blog has a .pdf file of the actual indictment filed against Gadahn available for download please see; “Gadahn Indicted for Treason (with Indictment) & NYC Airplane Crash Raises Readiness Questions (updated 10/12)– by Andrew Cochran – (the link is at the very beginning of the second paragraph).

STRANGE & HUMOROUS NEWS:

MISCELLANEOUS WEBSITES & NEWS OF INTEREST:

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One Response to “World and US News Links – October 11, 2006”

  1. Is it just me, or has Larry King had like 5 heart attacks and 5 divorces. I guess that’d be a broken heart for each.

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