Monthly Archives: January 2009

Madagascar (Country threat level – 3):

Anti-government protests continued in Antananarivo on 28 January 2009. Approximately 40,000 demonstrators reportedly gathered in May 13 Plaza, the capital’s main square, to protest President Marc Ravalomanana’s alleged misuse of public funds and undemocratic policies. Anti-riot police officers were deployed … Continue reading

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Palestinian Authority / Israel (Country threat levels – 5 / 4):

On 28 January 2009 Israeli aircraft conducted several bombings targeting smuggling tunnels underneath the Gaza Strip-Egypt border near the border town of Rafah. The air strikes were in response to an incident on 27 January in which an Israeli soldier … Continue reading

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Iraq (Country threat level – 5)

U.S. and Iraqi officials are making preparations to ensure security as the upcoming 31 January 2009 provincial elections near. Authorities have announced that transport bans and overnight curfews will be implemented on 30 January until 1 February; curfews will be … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda Chief Released by U.S. From Gitmo Returns to Al Qaeda in Yemen

A Saudi man who was released from Guantanamo after spending six years inside the U.S. prison camp has joined Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen and is now the terror group’s No. 2 in the country, according to a purported Internet … Continue reading

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No He Can’t!

Anne Wortham is Black, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University and continuing Visiting Scholar at Stanford University ‘s Hoover Institution.  She is a member of the American Sociological Association and the American Philosophical Association.  She has been … Continue reading

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Rwanda / Mali (Country threat levels – 4 / 3)

Rwandan troops arrested the Tutsi National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) rebel leader Laurent Nkunda on 22 January 2009. Nkunda was arrested in the rebel stronghold of Bunagana at approximately 2230 local time after attempting to resist … Continue reading

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DHS Leadership Update

God help us now! http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/gc_1157655281546.shtm

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Wall Street Journal Receives Envelopes Containing White Powder

The Wall Street Journal received more than a dozen envelopes containing an unknown white powder, and New York City police and hazardous materials crews are investigating the matter, a spokesman said. The mail was addressed to several New York-based executives at the newspaper … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Gets 13 Envelopes With White Powder

Two floors of The Wall Street Journal’s lower Manhattan headquarters were evacuated Wednesday after the discovery of at least 13 suspicious envelopes containing white powder. At least four envelopes were opened and others were left unopened in the mailroom Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Palestinian Authority / Israel (Country threat levels – 5 / 4)

A senior Israeli official is meeting with Egyptian officials in Cairo on 15 January 2009 regarding a proposed ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel. Reports emerged on 14 January that Hamas has accepted in principle the Egyptian-proposed plan; however, despite … Continue reading

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