TERRORISM SITREP - July 2010
UNITED STATES INVESTIGATE THE JOHN ADAMS PROJECT, an ACLU and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers joint initiative, the CIA demands of Department of Justice. Lawyers provided photographs of CIA interrogators to defense attorneys, who then showed them to al Qaeda terrorists held at Guantánamo Bay, Washington Times. Effort was to put the Bush administration and the CIA on trial by calling CIA operatives in photos as witnesses. NO JAIL, JUST LEAVE, Muslim cleric told after being convicted of lying to the FBI during an investigation into a foiled terror plot. MASSIVE BUST of human trafficking network that used shuttles to move illegal immigrants across the United States. TOUGH IMMIGRATION LAW enacted by Arizona, overrun by illegal drug gangs and smugglers. FORMER BLACKWATER CHIEF INDICTED on weapons charges.
INDIA MAOIST NAXALITE GUERILLA AMBUSH by 700 rebels kills 75 police. 600 killed in 2009 in 1,000 attacks. Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram says that the Maoists constitute the largest militant threat to India.
COLOMBIA FARC ADOPTS TERRORISM TACTICS as its popularity sinks. FARC supporters operate in Venezuela and globally. “FARC has salted money away all over the globe and brings it back when needed, SOF source. ARMS DEALER NABBED! “Cacerolo” was to provide the FARC with 4,000 assault rifles from Norinco, a ChiCom arms manufacturer.
FRANCE RADICAL ISLAMIST IMMIGRANTS take control of many urban areas. “The 751 No-Go Zones of France,” listed on official website. Drug mafia operates in the No Go Zones; cannabis nets $1.2 billion annually. Rioting and attacks excused because of poverty and racism. DanielPipes.org
PHILIPPINES TWENTY-FOUR OF 112 PRIVATE ARMIES disbanded, the Independent Commission Against Private Armies (ICAPA) reported. Stratfor
SAUDI ARABIA 113 AL QAEDA ARRESTED, explosives and weapons confiscated. Three cells busted, one included 47 Saudis and 51 Yeminis, one included 11 Saudi and one Yemeni suicide bombers. Perps were planning attacks on oil facilities. TWO BURKHA-ROBED MALE TERRORISTS dressed as women were killed while crossing into the Kingdom through the Yemeni border. MENAFN-Arab News
IRAQ THREE TOP AL QAEDA CHIEFS WHACKED, who will take the al Qaeda helm?
YEMEN AL QAEDA IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA (AQAP) operates freely in this unstable, impoverished country, deploying converts to Saudi Arabia, some under the guise of pilgrims to Mecca. MENAFN-Arab News
CANADA ARCTIC SEA TUG OF WAR prompts U.S. Coast Guard to restore the icebreaker Polar Star to deploy to lay claim to the Northwest Passage of the Arctic Ocean, after Canada flexes its muscle, claiming ownership of the valuable passage that holds 22 percent of global oil and gas reserves. The US, Russia, Norway, Demark and four other countries make claims to the sea floor up to 200 nautical miles off shore. TROOPER ETHICS GUIDE demands that Canadian armed forces do not subject detainees to sleep deprivation or verbal abuse.
MEXICO SOLDIERS BLOCKADED INSIDE BASES in seven attacks by drug gangs. 18 gangsters died in the ongoing turf war between the Gulf cartel and its former allies, the Zetas. 22,700 DEAD since December 2006 as a result of organized crime, according to official figures.
PANAMA DRUG BUST! Three men seized in bust that pushes Panamanian seizures to over five tons thus far this year.
VENEZUELA $5 BILLION more to be spent on weapons from Russia.
GUINEA BISSAU MILITARY COUP leaders captured Army chief and placed the PM under house arrest. President Vieira was assassinated in 2009.
ALGERIA RUSSIAN ARMS FOR OIL AGREEMENT to supply $7.5 billion in arms, including anti-missile systems, combat planes and other weaponry. Themoscowtimes.com. MEANWHILE, US ENTERS TREATY with Algeria to fight terrorism.
CONGO PEACEKEEPERS GO HOME!! President Kabila tells 20,000 UN personnel. 17 rebel groups mobilizing after Kabila jilts rebel leaders when organizing his government.
CHILE AIR FORCE EXPEDITIONARY medical support team of 112 ent to provide assistance to earthquake survivors. (AFP)
ARGENTINA THOUSANDS MARCH AGAINST UK OIL exploration off the Malvina coast. GO HOME PIRATES, demonstrators demand; boycott British companies, they tell Argentines.
KASHMIR REBELS BLOW UP RAIL TRACK
EGYPT GAZA UNDERGROUND THRIVES in 700 tunnels. Israel demands dismantling of the tunnels, although its sanctions have destroyed the Palestinians’ economy. Smugglers access tunnels through a vertical shaft where an electric motor winches people down to well-lit pulleys equipped with intercoms. Timesonline. IRAN’S REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS trains Hamas’military wing in Egypt. Stratfor
RUSSIA CHECHEN REBEL LEADER Doku Umarov boasted of orchestrating two subway attacks that killed 40 as well as other deadly attacks. TWELVE KILLED in Dagestan bombing. ARMS SALES $5 BILLION YEARLY, largely to China, India, and Southeast Asia.
PAKISTAN FROM THE SLAMMER TO THE PRESIDENCY AND BACK TO THE SLAMMER? Supreme Court ordered Justice to revive corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Court reversed 2007 amnesty for the seasoned crook, operating during tenure of his wife, Benazir Bhutto, Reuters. BHUTTO ASSASSINATION PREVENTABLE, UN reports. DEADLY THREE-WAY ALLIANCE: AL QAIDA, TEHREEK-E-TALIBAN PAKISTAN and the Punjabi Taliban (logistic support) lethal network strike in Punjab Province. Combined ops include the Marriot Hotel bombing in Islamabad, attack on Sri Lanka’s cricket team in Lahore and attack on Pakistan Army GHQ. The CTC Sentinel
TAIWAN “CARRIER KILLER” unveiled by Taiwanese. 1,100-ton corvette packs anti-ship missiles, stealth technology.
THAILAND THAKSIN A TERRORIST, declares Thai Foreign Minister. A NARROW ESCAPE as anti-government leaders evade capture, including via a dramatic climb down the outside of a hotel.
SOUTH KOREA THREATENS PREEMPTIVE STRIKE ON NORTH KOREA if Pyongyang plans nuke attack after it conducts two nuclear device tests. CORVETTE SUNK, investigation of incident seems to point to “external explosion” – could this be South Korea’s equivalent to the sinking of the Maine?
NIGERIA GOODLUCK LUCK RUNNING OUT? Retired general challenges Goodluck for presidency.
MYANMAR BUDDHIST NEW YEAR CELEBRATION BLASTS killed 9, injured 100.
KYRGYZSTAN PRESIDENT FLEES to Kazakhstan, then Belarus, fearing for his life after his riot police kill 10.
AFGHANISTAN 4 GERMANS KILLED, making 42 German fatalities. FOUR CIVILIANS KILLED when U.S. troops fire on bus, triggering protests. IMPENDING SYMBOL OF DEFEAT as US troops abandon Korengal “death valley”?
SOUTH AFRICA AL QAEDA threatens attacks on summer World Cup games. AFRIKANER RESISTANCE LEADER HACKED TO DEATH. “KILL THE BOER, KILL THE FARMER” Blacks chant when whites are murdered in a genocide movement despite court disapproval.
Article by Dr. Martin Brass