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Islamist Forums Instruct How to Make and Use Explosives, Weapons and Poisons

Islamist Forums Instruct How to Make and Use Explosives, Weapons and Poisons

May 8, 2008
Memri Dispatch #435
By: D. Nagy *
Islamist Forums Teach Mujahideen in terrorist activities to carry out Jihad
Introduction (
complete 15 page PDF)
In recent years jihadist organizations have been using the Internet for purposes of indoctrination, propaganda, recruitment, and ...

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Shanghai Bus Fire Highlights Chinese Transportation Vulnerability

Shanghai Bus Fire Highlights Chinese Transportation Vulnerability

May 7, 2008
By Rodger Baker

A fire aboard the number 842 bus in Shanghai’s Yangpu district during morning rush hour May 5 killed three people and injured a dozen more. The bus, operated by the Dazhong Transportation (Group) Co., caught fire around 9:15 a.m. local time near Huangxing Road and ...

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Syria and Iran Are Assisting the Terrorists

May 6, 2008
MEMRI
Iraq/Jihad & Terrorism Studies Project

In an interview with the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Iraqi National Security Advisor Dr. Muwaffaq Al-Rubai'i stated that terrorism in the Middle East could only be eradicated through regional cooperation, but that this goal could not be ...

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The Egyptian initiative for a lull in the fighting

The Egyptian initiative for a lull in the fighting

May 7, 2008
IICC Reports

Mahmoud al-Zahar explaining his position on operating the Rafah Crossing without Israeli
intervention as an aspect of the lull in the fighting (Al-Aqsa TV, April 29, 2008).

Overview

1. The Egyptian initiative for a lull in the fighting in the Gaza Strip has gone ...

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Petraeus, Afghanistan and the Lessons of Iraq

Petraeus, Afghanistan and the Lessons of Iraq

May 6, 2008
By George Friedman

Gen. David Petraeus, who commanded the surge in Iraq, was recommended April 23 by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to be the next head of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, this means Petraeus would remain in ultimate command of ...

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Terrorists Behind Bars

Terrorists Behind Bars
May 2008


The NEFA Foundation has released a new report by Senior Analyst Josh Lefkowitz titled "Terrorists Behind Bars," which examines the myriad complexities the worldwide prison system must address when managing incarcerated extremists.

While in prison, jihadists have caused officials fits ...

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Olmert Scandal Will Shock the Country


May 5, 2008
The Lekarev Report

According to a report on Army Radio today, the findings in the most recent scandal surrounding Prime Minister Olmert will "shock the country" when revealed. A partial gag order will be lifted on the case as soon as tomorrow.


In response to a media request to ...

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Cyberwarfare 101: The Internet Is Mightier Than the Sword

Cyberwarfare 101: The Internet Is Mightier Than the Sword

May 5, 2008
Stratfor©

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of analyses on the emergence of cyberspace as battlespace. The series will be ongoing, with the initial pieces serving as a kind of primer on the Internet. Subsequent analyses will look at specific ways nations are dealing with ...

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Nuclear Activity in Syria and Iran: The Elusive Smoking Gun

Assessing Nuclear Activity in Syria and Iran: The Elusive Smoking Gun
INSS Insight No. 54,
May 4, 2008.
Emily B. Landau

On April 24, US officials briefed lawmakers on Syria's covert nuclear reactor. They explained their "high confidence" that what was destroyed last September in Syria was in ...

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