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Resistance is Survival

As 2009 begins, a new administration assumes power in Washington D.C., and world events continue to illustrate the global threat of Islamic supremacism, we must continue to focus on our efforts in preparedness, planning, and persistence in defending equality and liberty. The responsibility to defend equality and liberty against Islamic supremacism is not an option for a free society; it is fundamental to our very survival.


1. Importance of Timely Preparedness Efforts Now

While the November 2008 Mumbai attacks have illustrated how Islamic supremacist terrorists can attack anytime, anywhere, it is essential that we continue to take steps to protect ourselves as much as practical from such attacks. The effort to defend equality and liberty from Islamic supremacism is not fatalistic; our defense of such inalienable human rights remains one of most optimistic movements in human history. It is based on more than optimism, however; such defense of equality and liberty is based on our declaration of such inalienable human rights that are an innate part of our identity as Americans. Therefore, we must also not be fatalistic in our stance regarding our personal and family preparedness against another Islamic supremacist terrorist attack. Those standing against Islamic supremacism remain valuable and precious resources.

Over the past several weeks, I have heard of additional reports from the counterterrorism community not only of heightened perceptions of threats to America’s security during the transfer of power, but also for a number of months following this. We have seen the history of Islamic supremacist terrorists in seeking to challenge new government administrations in the UK and elsewhere around the world. Whether or not such threat perceptions materialize into any future attacks, it makes sense now to revisit our current preparedness plans and resources – just as we take precautions against any other type of potential emergency.
Full article by Jeffrey Imm HERE

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January 15, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mitigating Mumbai

By Fred Burton and Scott Stewart – from Stratfor.com

On Jan. 8, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs heard testimony from a number of experts about the lessons learned from the Nov. 26 Mumbai attack. According to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Mumbai attack deserves attention because it raises important questions about the plans of U.S. authorities to prevent, prepare for and respond to similar attacks directed against targets in the United States.

As we’ve previously pointed out, the tactics employed in the Mumbai attack were not new or remarkable, although the attackers did incorporate some tactical innovations due to their use of modern technology. As shown by a long string of historic terror attacks, armed assaults can be quite effective. There are a number of factors, however, that would reduce the effectiveness of a similar attack inside the United States or many Western European countries.
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January 14, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security, War on terror | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NYPD explores cell phone jamming during terror attacks, hostage-takings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The NYPD is examining ways to shut down cell phone calls in and around future hostage-taking scenarios without also shutting down the communications devices of the police trying to rescue them, Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a congressional hearing yesterday.

Cell phones were simple tools used to deadly effect in the Mumbai terror attacks, Kelly told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs yesterday.

According to phone transcripts, the attackers received instructions and real-time updates about the officers amassing against them. Some of the phones they used for the calls apparently were taken from hostages.  More here

January 10, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security, Technology, trucking | , , , , | Leave a comment

Next Steps in the Indo-Pakistani Crisis

By George Friedman – Stratfor.com

In an interview published this Sunday in The New York Times, we laid out a potential scenario for the current Indo-Pakistani crisis. We began with an Indian strike on Pakistan, precipitating a withdrawal of Pakistani troops from the Afghan border, resulting in intensified Taliban activity along the border and a deterioration in the U.S. position in Afghanistan, all culminating in an emboldened Iran. The scenario is not unlikely, assuming India chooses to strike.

Our argument that India is likely to strike focused, among other points, on the weakness of the current Indian government and how it is likely to fall under pressure from the opposition and the public if it does not act decisively. An unnamed Turkish diplomat involved in trying to mediate the dispute has argued that saving a government is not a good reason to go to war. That is a good argument, except that in this case, not saving the government is unlikely to prevent a war, either.

If India’s Congress party government were to fall, its replacement would be even more likely to strike at Pakistan. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress’ Hindu nationalist rival, has long charged that Congress is insufficiently aggressive in combating terrorism. The BJP will argue that the Mumbai attack in part resulted from this failing. Therefore, if the Congress government does not strike, and is subsequently forced out or loses India’s upcoming elections, the new government is even more likely to strike.

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December 8, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From the New York Landmarks Plot to the Mumbai Attack

By Fred Burton and Ben West – from Strafor.com

On the surface, last week’s attack on Mumbai was remarkable for its execution and apparently unconventional tactics. But when compared to a plot uncovered 15 years ago that targeted prominent hotels in Manhattan, it becomes apparent that the Mumbai attack was not so original after all.

The 1993 New York Landmarks Plot

In July 1993, U.S. counterterrorism agents arrested eight individuals later convicted of plotting an elaborate, multistage attack on key sites in Manhattan. The militants, who were linked to Osama bin Laden’s then-relatively new group, al Qaeda, planned to storm the island armed with automatic rifles, grenades and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In multiple raids on key targets combined with diversionary attacks, they aimed to kill as many people as possible.

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December 3, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security, War on terror | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Captain’s AMERICA Radio Show For Dec. 2nd

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Tune in today to hear ‘The Captain’ and Frank Salvato, Managing Editor of the New Media Journal, discuss all the latest on the U.S. Supreme Court holding a “conference” on Friday Dec. the 5th to determine what the future of a case which challenges President’Elect Barack Obama‘s name on the 2008 election ballot citing questions over his citizenship…

You’ll also hear a discussion about our economy now being in a ‘recession’. Somebody forgot to tell all the Christmas Shoppers out on Black Friday and last weekend across America…

Then you’ll hear the ‘Dynamic Duo’ talk about Hillary Clinton being named the new Secretary of State designate with her husband ‘Bill’ being mentioned as her U.S. Senate replacement in New York…

There’s more political news today with Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) announcing he won’t seek another term in 2010. Right away names Mentioned were the former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and the current Florida Governor Charlie Crist

Then you’ll hear the latest about the Terrorist attacks on Mumbai, India and who was responsible. There’s also talk about a Cruise Ship leaving Rome having a ‘brush’ with some Somali ‘Pirate’ and the ship managed to ‘outrun’ the Pirates…

You’ll also hear Part 2 of our Israeli News interview with former PA Deputy Attorney General Phillip Berg who also has a case ‘pending’ for “discussion” with our Supreme Court

Get in on hearing what you won’t hear being discussed anywhere else because people do not want you to know about it…

God Bless America & all those who defend, protect and serve America keeping all of us FREE & SAFE…

‘The Captain’

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December 3, 2008 Posted by | economy, Homeland Security, Politics, the captains america, trucking, War on terror | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mumbai attacks: Jews tortured before being executed during hostage crisis

Jewish victims made up a disproportionate number of the foreigners killed after 10 Muslim fanatics stormed a series of sites in the Indian financial capital.

Members of the beleaguered Jewish community in Mumbai gathered at a crumbling synagogue for a memorial for Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, who ran the cultural centre targeted by the Deccan Mujahideen.

The couple’s son, Moshe survived after his nanny, Sandra Samuel escaped with him in her arms 10 hours after the hostage incident started. The child cried “Ima” and “Dada,” or mummy and daddy, as the service began.  Full article HERE

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security, War on terror | , , , , | Leave a comment

India Security Faulted as Survivors Tell of Terror

MUMBAI — As waiters started setting dinner buffets in Mumbai’s luxurious hotels, the killings that would ravage this Indian metropolis began out of sight, in the muddy waters of the Arabian Sea.

In the dusk hours of Wednesday, fisherman Chandrakant Tare was sailing his boat about 100 yards from a fishing trawler when he spotted young men killing a sailor on board. He says he saw them toss the body into the engine room. Assuming he had stumbled upon pirates, Mr. Tare says, he sped away.

Hours later, at least 10 terrorists, having arrived by small craft on the shores of Mumbai, began to sow death and destruction at will across India’s financial capital.  Full article HERE

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security, War on terror | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strategic Motivations for the Mumbai Attack

By George Friedman — from Stratfor.com

Last Wednesday evening, a group of Islamist operatives carried out a complex terror operation in the Indian city of Mumbai. The attack was not complex because of the weapons used or its size, but in the apparent training, multiple methods of approaching the city and excellent operational security and discipline in the final phases of the operation, when the last remaining attackers held out in the Taj Mahal hotel for several days. The operational goal of the attack clearly was to cause as many casualties as possible, particularly among Jews and well-to-do guests of five-star hotels. But attacks on various other targets, from railroad stations to hospitals, indicate that the more general purpose was to spread terror in a major Indian city.

While it is not clear precisely who carried out the Mumbai attack, two separate units apparently were involved. One group, possibly consisting of Indian Muslims, was established in Mumbai ahead of the attacks. The second group appears to have just arrived. It traveled via ship from Karachi, Pakistan, later hijacked a small Indian vessel to get past Indian coastal patrols, and ultimately landed near Mumbai.

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December 1, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security, War on terror | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mumbai Terrorist Attacks Kill 80 People, Injure 240

Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) — As many as 80 people were killed and 240 injured in India’s financial hub of Mumbai as gunmen armed with rifles and grenades raided five-star hotels in the country’s first terrorist attack targeting foreigners.

Fire spread through the luxury Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel, where terrorists were holding as many as 15 people hostage, the Press Trust of India reported. A little known Islamist group called the Deccan Mujahadeen claimed responsibility for the attacks, PTI said.

Army commandos moved into the Taj, Oberoi and Trident hotels to flush out the gunmen, the news agency said. Two attackers had entered one of the Trident’s restaurants saying they were looking for Americans and Britons, Times TV said.

Targeting foreign nationals at key tourist hotels and restaurants adds a new dimension to a wave of bombings in India this year that have killed more than 300 people. “Mumbai is the New York of India and this is a clear attack on Westerners,” said Clive Williams, a terrorism specialist at the Australian National University.  More from Bloomberg.com

November 26, 2008 Posted by | Homeland Security, War on terror | , , , , , , | Leave a comment