(U) Explosives Discovered on Cargo Aircraft Bound for the United States
(U) As of 29 October, packages on cargo aircraft containing explosive materials were intercepted in the United Kingdom (UK) and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The packages were shipped from Yemen, with the United States listed as the final destination.
(U) On the evening of 28 October,security officials atEast Midlands Airport in Lockington, UK identified a suspicious package containing a modified printer-toner cartridge that was later confirmed to contain explosives.
(U) Authorities in Dubai discovered a similar package also containing a modified printer-toner cartridge. Subsequent screening of the contents confirmed the presence of explosive materials.
(U) Both packages were shipped to likely fictitious individuals at addresses formerly associated with Jewish synagogues in the Chicago area.The sender may be an individual associated with the Yemen American Institute [for] Languages-Computer-Management (YAI)or the American Center for Training and Development (ACT).
(U) U.S. cargo planes in Philadelphia and Newark and a cargo delivery truck in New York City were searched because they were carrying cargo from Yemen. In addition, a passenger aircraft from Dubai to New York City was escorted by U.S. and Canadian fighter jets to John F. Kennedy International Airport because it also contained cargo from Yemen. No explosives were discovered on any searches conducted in the United States.
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Eight Germans who were killed in a US Predator airstrike on Oct. 4 near the Taliban and al Qaeda stronghold of Mir Ali in North Waziristan have been identified.
Pakistani officials and local tribesmen said the eight Germans “were holding a crucial meeting” at a compound in the town of Mosaki just outside the town of Mir Ali, The Express Tribune reported. The strike occurred near the Masjid Bilal. Early reports indicated that the strike took place at the mosque.
The eight Germans were members of the Islamic Jihad Group (or Islamic Jihad Union), an offshoot of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. The Islamic Jihad Group is based out of the Mir Ali region and is closely allied with al Qaeda.
Among those killed were three senior members of the IJU: Brusely, also known as Fayyaz, who served as the operations chief for the Islamic Jihad Group; Gagreen Gill, also known as Siraj, who was in charge of finances; and Milton Smith, also known as Jamal, who was described as an “expert bomb maker.”
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Named after the man who was to become the twenty-eighth president of the United States, Woodrow “Woody” Wilson Guthrie was born on July 14, 1912, in Okemah, Oklahoma, to Nora and Charley Guthrie. Woody was the third of the couple’s five children, but Charley had no trouble supporting his growing family. His real estate business did well and he also dabbled in politics.
From the beginning, music was a part of Woody’s life. Often, Charley and Nora would “sing apart and together on hymns, spiritual songs, songs about how to save your lost and homeless soul and self. The color of the songs was the Red Man, the Black Man, and the White folks.”1
Along with music, tragedy also touched his early years. When Woody was just a toddler, the Guthries’ newly built home burnt down, even before the family had a chance to move in. Then in 1919, Woody’s sister Clara burned to death. For some time before this accident, Nora had been acting erratically. Afterward, Woody noted, “my mother’s nerves gave away like an overloaded bridge.” She even had occasional violent episodes and may have set Charley on fire in 1927, a situation that resulted in a long and painful convalescence for him and a commitment to the state mental hospital in Norman for her.2
Before these troubles beset the family, they had already seen hard times.
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Royal British Legion’s shameful Hitler visit revealed after 75 years
I came upon it by accident. I was searching through shelves looking for something else when it caught my eye. But there it was, a huge, thick, hard-backed, red book – with a metal swastika on the front.
At the time I was accompanied by a photographer from the Discovery Channel and we were carrying out research for a documentary.
As the Press officer for the Royal British Legion, my job is to protect the reputation of the organisation. But at that moment I was torn. Should I ignore the book with the Nazi emblem that looked so out of place in the Royal British Legion headquarters? Or should I open it?
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Originally posted 2010-11-02 11:48:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter