Monthly Archives: July 2007

Bush Signs Executive Order Interpreting Geneva Conventions

President Bush on July 20 signed an executive order interpreting “the Geneva Conventions Common Article 3 as applied to a program of detention and interrogation operated by the Central Intelligence Agency.” While denying that members of al-Qaeda and the Taliban … Continue reading

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South Africa (Country threat level – 3):

On 26 July 2007, the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria issued the following Warden Message: “This message alerts Americans to exercise heightened awareness when traveling through O.R. Tambo Airport (FAJS/JNB). In recent weeks there have been many reports in the local … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT WARNINGS

Bahrain (Country threat level – 3): On 26 July 2007, the U.S. Embassy in Manama issued the following Warden Message: “Pursuant to Embassy efforts to advise U.S. citizens in Bahrain of events or gatherings that may affect them, the following … Continue reading

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Pakistan (Country threat level – 5):

A suspected suicide bomb attack was reported in Islamabad at 1250 UTC on 27 July 2007. Although the full details of the attack are not yet available, police officials estimate that at least 10 people were killed and 30 others … Continue reading

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Report: Al-Qaida nears ability to strike U.S.

Report: Al-Qaida nears ability to strike U.S.Al-Qaida is stepping up its efforts to sneak terror operatives into the United States and has acquired most of the capabilities it needs to strike.   http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19730468/from/ET/

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Top Leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq Captured

“Khaled Abdul-Fattah Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, also known as Abu Shahid”–“the highest-ranking Iraqi in the leadership of al-Qaeda in Iraq”–“was captured in Mosul on July 4,” reports the Associated Press. “… al-Mashhadani served as an intermediary between al-Masri and Osama bin … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda Likely to Attack U.S., Says New Report

“Al-Qaida is using its growing strength in Pakistan and Iraq to plot attacks on U.S. soil, heightening the terror threat facing the United States over the next few years, intelligence agencies concluded in a report unveiled Tuesday,” reports the Associated … Continue reading

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Securing and Protecting America’s Railroad System’

Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, has prepared a report for Citizens for Rail Safety about U.S. railroads and opportunities for terrorist threats. The report examines the response of government and the rail industry to the post-9/11 security responsibilities and suggests ways … Continue reading

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At Least 106 Dead at Pakistan Mosque

In Islamabad, “commandos cleared the warren-like Red Mosque complex of rebel fighters Wednesday, ending a fierce eight-day siege and street battles,” reports the Associated Press. “… The extremists had been using the mosque as a base to send out radicalized … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda Is at Its Strongest Since 9/11, Says U.S. Govt.

“Al Qaeda is the strongest it has been since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a new U.S. government analysis concludes,” according to CNN. “… Despite a campaign of military action and counterterrorism operations, al Qaeda has … Continue reading

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