Thursday, August 14, 2008

TOPOFF, Georgia Conflict, Obama Book

*Thanks to Intel Strike's team for several leads:
http://www.intelstrike.com/

Police Hold Nuclear Training Exercise In N.Y. Harbor
http://www.wnbc.com/news/17195856/detail.html?rss=ny&psp=news
NEW YORK -- Police, fire, Coast Guard and Port Authority officials are among those working on a nuclear training exercise in New York Harbor.
New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly said crews will try to detect a nuclear device on a vessel headed into the harbor on Friday. The crews will use equipment received from federal authorities to combat terrorism. The device used Friday will be harmless.
The exercise will last about six hours. More than 100 people will be involved.

U.S. Ties With Russia Being Reassessed, Bush Aides Say http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/world/europe/15policy.html?ref=world

WASHINGTON — Russia’s military offensive into Georgia has jolted the Bush administration’s relationship with Moscow, senior officials said Thursday, forcing a wholesale reassessment of American dealings with Russia and jeopardizing talks on everything from halting Iran’s nuclear ambitions to reducing strategic arsenals to cooperation on missiles defenses....

Related:

U.S., Poland Reach Agreement on Missile Defense
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aakWCWAS_u34&refer=worldwide

Russia-NATO naval drill called off after U.S., U.K. boycott-2
http://en.rian.ru/world/20080814/116044020.html


Georgia conflict could revive big military spending
Analyst recommends defense issues, but others say clash will be brief
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/georgia-conflict-could-revive-big/story.aspx?guid=%7B70A29167%2D0685%2D4052%2DB701%2DDA721CD1B5AF%7D
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- A prolonged conflict in southwest Asia between Russia and Georgia could eventually benefit military contractors that build heavy weapon systems such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co., one analyst said Monday.
"No less than the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1978, [the] events of the past several days are a bell-ringer for defense stocks," said Paul Nisbet, an analyst with JSA Research, an aerospace equity research firm. "We strongly urge purchase of aerospace/defense issues, a sector which has declined with the broad market since the start of the year." ...

Kulongoski Says Exercise Showed Oregon Not Prepared For Terrorism
http://news.opb.org/article/2810-kulongoski-says-exercise-showed-oregon-not-prepared-terrorism/
If terrorists decided to attack Oregon today, the state wouldn't be adequately prepared. That's what Gov. Ted Kulongoski said came from an exercise called Top Officials or TOPOFF that was carried out last October.
The 4th TOPOFF exercise simulated an attack on Portland with a dirty bomb that contained radioactive material.
Governor Ted Kulongoski spoke Wednesday at an Anti-Terrorism Conference, along with the U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and other federal and state officials.
Kulongoski said the state learned a number of things from TOPOFF, perhaps most importantly, that the state's public safety communications systems are dangerously out of date.
Ted Kulongoski: "We now know that if TOPOFF had been a real life exercise, people would have likely died because we couldn't maintain reliable tactical communication."
Kulongoski says the state is working on a new wireless communication system to solve this problem. He says the legislature is poised to release nearly $70 million for this purpose.


New Al Qaeda Manual Reflects Changing Face of Terror
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,403902,00.html
(I wonder what poor sad sack military contractor was paid to produce this "found manual?)
WASHINGTON — A newly discovered online Al Qaeda manual is giving intelligence officials new insight into how the group's leaders are training recruits to further move the organization from a centralized operation toward smaller global cells.
The manual, called “Method for Building the Personality of a Terrorist Mujahid” and written by an Islamist forum contributor nicknamed "Shamil al-Baghdadi," encourages militant followers to stop focusing on pulling off attacks on the scale of 9-11 and to start executing numerous smaller attacks.
It states that if for some reason the mission fails, the Jihadi must not abort, but instead carry on alone — as a one-man cell.
According to New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, it's a strategy of which domestic law enforcement agencies are well aware.
"If you can't do the big attacks, do the small attacks. Do smaller attacks and more of them," Kelly said.

Researchers fear other bird flu virus may cause pandemic
http://www.todayonline.com/articles/270734.asp

A 'Frankenrobot' with a biological brain
http://blacklistednews.com/?news_id=1074

Latest smear against Obama an abomination
http://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchell/1107452,CST-NWS-mitch14.article

*shameless bullshit to paint a CFR plant and "Manchurian candidate" war monger as a Liberal, this is an intelligenceop to PROMOTE the P.O.S. traitor Obama

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