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|| News: AP Exclusive: Documents say detainee near insanity|
AP Exclusive: Documents say detainee near insanity|
By PAMELA HESS, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - A U.S. military officer warned Pentagon officials that an American detainee was being driven nearly insane by months of punishing isolation and sensory deprivation in a U.S. military brig, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
While the treatment of prisoners at detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Afghanistan and Iraq have long been the subject of human rights complaints and court scrutiny, the documents shed new light on how two American citizens and a legal U.S. resident were treated in military jails inside the United States.
The Bush administration ordered the men to be held in military jails as "enemy combatants" for years of interrogations without criminal charges, which would not have been allowed in civilian jails.
The men were interrogated by the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, repeatedly denied access to attorneys and mail from home and contact with anyone other than guards and their interrogators. They were deprived of natural light for months and for years were forbidden even minor distractions such as a soccer ball or a dictionary.
"I will continue to do what I can to help this individual maintain his sanity, but in my opinion we're working with borrowed time," an unidentified Navy brig official wrote of prisoner Yaser Esam Hamdi in 2002. "I would like to have some form of an incentive program in place to reward him for his continued good behavior, but more so, to keep him from whacking out on me."
Yale Law School's Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic received the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by two attorneys Jonathan Freiman and Tahlia Townsend, representing another detainee, Jose Padilla. The Lowenstein group and the American Civil Liberties Union said the papers were evidence that the Bush administration violated the 5th Amendment's protections against cruel treatment. The U.S. military was ordered to treat the American prisoners the same way prisoners at Guantanamo were treated, according to the documents.
However, the Guantanamo jail was created by the Bush administration specifically to avoid allowing detainees any constitutional rights. Administration lawyers contended the Constitution did not apply outside ...
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|| News: UK terror charges dropped against doctor|
UK terror charges dropped against doctor|
By DENNIS PASSA, Associated Press Writer
BRISBANE, Australia - An Indian doctor was freed from custody after Australia's chief prosecutor said Friday that a charge linking him to failed terrorist bombings in Britain was a mistake.
Prosecutors withdrew the charge against Mohamed Haneef in the Brisbane Magistrates Court after a review of the evidence by the federal Director of Public Prosecutions Damian Bugg found that his office should never have recommended it.
AP Photo: In this undated photo provided by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef is seen. Australia's top prosecutor on Friday, July 27, 2007 dropped a terror charge against Haneef, who was accused of supporting June's failed bomb attacks on London and Glasgow, Scotland.
"Mistakes are embarrassing. You're embarrassed if you do something wrong," Bugg told reporters in Canberra. "I'm disappointed that it's happened and I will first thing next week try and obtain a better understanding of how it came about."
The government responded by saying Haneef, 27, would be freed from custody while Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews considers whether he will change his decision to revoke the doctor's visa.
Haneef was released from prison in the eastern city of Brisbane. His lawyer Peter Russo would not say where Haneef planned to live while the government reviewed whether to reinstate his visa.
Andrews said Haneef was free to stay where he liked as long as he reported daily to a government official.
His wife, Firdaus Arshiya, told reporters in Bangalore, India, that she hoped her husband would fly home within days.
"I'm happy he's been proved innocent," she said.
E. Ahmed, India's junior foreign minister, said India would support Haneef's request for a bridging visa so that he could leave Australia on his own accord, rather than be deported.
Haneef has been in custody since July 2, when he was arrested at Brisbane International Airport as he was about to fly to India.
Haneef had been charged with providing reckless support to a terrorist organization because he gave his mobile phone SIM card to his second cousin, Sabeel Ahmed, in July last year. He had faced up to 15 years in ...
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|| News: TSA: Terrorists may be conducting dry runs|
TSA: Terrorists may be conducting dry runs|
WASHINGTON - Airport security officers around the nation have been alerted by federal officials to look out for terrorists practicing to carry explosive components onto aircraft, based on four curious seizures at airports since last September.
The unclassified alert was distributed on July 20 by the Transportation Security Administration to federal air marshals, its own transportation security officers and other law enforcement agencies.
The seizures at airports in San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston and Baltimore included “wires, switches, pipes or tubes, cell phone components and dense clay-like substances,” including block cheese, the bulletin said. “The unusual nature and increase in number of these improvised items raise concern.”
Security officers were urged to keep an eye out for “ordinary items that look like improvised explosive device components.”
The 13-paragraph bulletin was posted on the Internet by NBC Nightly News, which first ...
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|| News: British, Australian police charge two over failed car bombs|
British, Australian police charge two over failed car bombs|
By JENNIFER QUINN, Associated Press Writer
|LONDON - An Indian doctor arrested the same day his brother allegedly drove a Jeep Cherokee loaded with gas bombs into Glasgow's main airport was charged Saturday with a terrorism offense. A distant cousin in Australia was also charged in the failed attacks in London and Glasgow.|
Sabeel Ahmed, of Liverpool, was charged with having information that could prevent an act of terrorism, the Metropolitan Police said in a news release.
Ahmed is the third person to be charged in connection with the alleged plot in London and Glasgow. His brother, Kafeel, is believed to have set himself on fire after crashing into the airport and is in a Scottish hospital with critical burns.
Photo: AP Photo
This undated photo made available on Sunday, July 8, 2007, by B. R. Ambedkar Medical College, BRAMC in Bangalore, India, shows Indian doctor Sabeel Ahmed. Ahmed, 26, who was arrested in Liverpool in connection with the foiled terror attacks in London and Glasgow on June 29 and 30. The records showed Ahmed graduated from the college. (AP Photo/B.R.Ambedkar Medical College, HO)
Muhammad Haneef, 27, a distant cousin who once shared a house with the brothers in Britain, was charged Saturday in Brisbane, Australia, with supporting a terrorist group. Bilal Abdullah, a 27-year-old Iraqi doctor, was charged last week by British police with conspiring to set off explosions.
Australian police charged Haneef with providing support to the bomb plot by giving his SIM card to Sabeel and Kafeel Ahmed when he left Britain for Australia in July 2006. Haneef faces a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted.
British police tracked a SIM card found on one of the men accused in the failed bomb attacks to Haneef, and alerted their Australian counterparts. Haneef was arrested July 2 while trying to leave the eastern city of Brisbane for India on a one-way ticket.
Prosecutor Clive Porritt said Haneef would have known about the Ahmed brothers' alleged links to terrorism.
"These are people who he lived with, may have worked with, and certainly associated with," Porritt told the Brisbane Magistrates Court during a daylong bail hearing.
But defense lawyer Stephen Keim said Haneef only left the SIM card with Sabeel Ahmed so his cousin could take advantage of a special deal on his mobile phone plan.
"For some reason he should have been aware that something was going to happen when the rest of the world didn't," Keim said. "It is not suggested that he is anything other than a foolish dupe who should have been more suspicious."
Eight people were detained immediately after the botched attacks; one of them, the only woman, was freed on Thursday.
It was not immediately clear whether the SIM card was used in ...
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|| News: U.S. troops battle Iraqi police, gunmen|
U.S. troops battle Iraqi police, gunmen|
By LEE KEATH, Associated Press Writer
| BAGHDAD - U.S. forces battled Iraqi police and gunmen Friday, killing six policemen, after an American raid captured a police lieutenant accused of leading an Iranian-backed militia cell, the military said.|
Photo: AP Photo
Iraqis stand at the site of an explosion in the Amin neighborhood of eastern Baghdad
Seven gunmen also died in the fight, a rare open street battle between American troops and policemen. Washington has demanded the government purge its police force of militants, and U.S. and Iraqi authorities have arrested officers in the past for militia links. But the Bush administration said in an assessment Thursday that progress on that front was "unsatisfactory."
The lieutenant was captured before dawn in eastern Baghdad, but the soldiers came under "heavy and accurate fire" from a nearby Iraqi police checkpoint, as well as intense fire from rooftops and a church, the military said in a statement.
As the Americans fired back, U.S. warplanes struck in front of the police position, without hitting it directly, "to prevent further escalation" of the battle, it said. There were no casualties among the U.S. troops, but seven gunmen and six of the policemen firing on the Americans were killed, the statement said.
The captured lieutenant was a "high-ranking" leader of a cell suspected of helping coordinate Iranian support for Shiite extremists in Iraq as well as carrying out roadside bombings against mortar attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces, the military said. The lieutenant is believed to be linked to the Quds Force, a branch of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, it said.
A spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry, which controls the police, said he had no immediate information on the clash and refused to comment.
The U.S. military accuses Iran's Quds Force of organizing Shiite militants into so-called "special groups" and arming them with weapons and explosives — including a particularly deadly form of roadside bombs called explosively formed penetrators. Iran denies the claims.
Infiltration by Shiite militias is pervasive in the Iraqi police, fueling a deep mistrust of ...
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|| News: US House votes for troop pullout|
US House votes for troop pullout|
BBC News, UK
| The United States House of Representatives has voted in favour of pulling most combat troops out of Iraq by April next year. |
The legislation calls for the Pentagon to begin withdrawing combat troops within four months.
Photo: Getty Images
Some Republicans have broken ranks with the President on Iraq
The vote comes despite President George W Bush's threat to veto any timetable.
Correspondents say the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats, is hoping to pressure the Senate to approve a similar timeline.
It is the third time this year the House has voted to end US military involvement in Iraq.
Two previous efforts either failed in the Senate or were vetoed by President Bush.
The latest attempt would allow some US forces to stay in Iraq to train the Iraqi army and ...
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|| News: Report: Al-Qaida nears ability to strike U.S.|
Report: Al-Qaida nears ability to strike U.S.|
WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida is stepping up its efforts to sneak terror operatives into the United States and has acquired most of the capabilities it needs to strike here, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment, The Associated Press has learned.
The draft National Intelligence Estimate is expected to paint an ever-more-worrisome portrait of al-Qaida’s ability to use its base along the Pakistan-Afghan border to launch and inspire attacks, even as Bush administration officials say the U.S. is safer nearly six years into the war on terror.
Among the key findings of the classified estimate, which is still in draft form and must be approved by all 16 U.S. spy agencies:
- Al-Qaida is probably still pursuing chemical, biological or nuclear weapons and would use them if its operatives developed sufficient capability.
- The terror group has been able to restore three of the four key tools it would need to launch an attack on U.S. soil: a safe haven in Pakistan’s tribal areas, operational lieutenants and senior leaders. It could not immediately be learned what the missing fourth element is.
- The group will bolster its efforts to position operatives inside U.S. borders. In public statements, U.S. officials have expressed concern about the ease with which people can enter the United States through Europe because of a program that allows most Europeans to enter without visas.
The document also discusses ...
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|| News: Al-Qaida has rebuilt, U.S. intel warns|
Al-Qaida has rebuilt, U.S. intel warns|
By KATHERINE SHRADER and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writers
|WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded al-Qaida has rebuilt its operating capability to a level not seen since just before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The Associated Press has learned.|
The conclusion suggests that the network that launched the most devastating terror attack on the United States has been able to regroup along the Afghan-Pakistani border despite nearly six years of bombings, war and other tactics aimed at crippling it.
Still, numerous government officials say they know of no specific, credible threat of a new attack on U.S. soil.
Photo: AP Photo via IntelCenter
A counterterrorism official familiar with a five-page summary of the new government threat assessment called it a stark appraisal to be discussed at the White House on Thursday as part of a broader meeting on an upcoming National Intelligence Estimate.
The official and others spoke on condition of anonymity because the secret report remains classified.
Counterterrorism analysts produced the document, titled "Al-Qaida better positioned to strike the West." The document focuses on the terror group's safe haven in Pakistan and makes a range of observations about the threat posed to the United States and its allies, officials said.
Al-Qaida is "considerably operationally stronger than a year ago" and has "regrouped to an extent not seen since 2001," the official said, paraphrasing the report's conclusions. "They are showing greater and greater ability to plan attacks in Europe and the United States."
The group also has created "the most robust training program since 2001, with an interest in using European operatives," the official quoted the report as saying.
At the same time, this official said, the report speaks of "significant gaps in intelligence" so U.S. authorities may be ignorant of potential or planned attacks.
John Kringen, who heads the CIA's analysis directorate, echoed the concerns about ...
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|| News: BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed in Gaza|
BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed in Gaza|
By Conal Urquhart in Gaza City
BBC journalist Alan Johnston (centre) shown after his release. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty images
Alan Johnston, the BBC journalist held hostage in the Gaza Strip since March, was handed over to Hamas officials by his Islamist captors early this morning, July 4th.
The 45-year-old Briton, looking pale and frail, was taken to the offices of the disputed Hamas prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, in Gaza City. A witness said he was well, but had lost a lot of weight.
The BBC confirmed Mr Johnston had been freed by his kidnappers.
He is expected to leave Gaza for Israel as soon as possible. According to a Foreign Office advance plan, he will receive medical attention in Jerusalem before decisions are made about when he will return home to Britain.
Speaking to BBC News 24 after his release, Mr Johnston said: "It's the most fantastic thing to be free."
He described his 16 weeks of captivity as "appalling".
"It became almost hard to imagine normal life again," he said. "Now it really is over and it is indescribably good to be out."
Mr Johnston, the only western correspondent working full-time in Gaza, went missing on March 12. His captors later declared themselves to be the Army of Islam, an al-Qaida-inspired group with links to one of Gaza's powerful clans. Concern grew last month when the group issued a video of Mr Johnston in what appeared to be a vest packed with explosives and threatened to kill the reporter if ...
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|| News: McCain ranks Rumsfeld among America's worst military leaders|
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|| News: Senate panel defies Bush on terror|
Senate panel defies Bush on terror|
By ANNE PLUMMER FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - A rebellious Senate committee defied
Bush on Thursday and approved terror-detainee legislation he has
vowed to block, deepening Republican conflict over terrorism and national
security in the middle of election season.
Republican Sen. John Warner (news,
record) of Virginia, normally a Bush supporter, pushed the measure through
his Armed Services Committee by a 15-9 vote, with Warner and three other GOP
lawmakers joining Democrats. The vote set the stage for a showdown on the Senate
floor as early as next week.
Earlier in the day, Bush had journeyed to the Capitol to try nailing down
support for his own version of the legislation.
"I will resist any bill that does not enable this program to go forward with
legal clarity," Bush said at the White House.
The president's measure would go further than ...
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|| News: Indonesia delays planned execution of Bali bombers|
delays planned execution of Bali bombers|
Monsters and Critics.com, UK
Jakarta - Indonesia has delayed the scheduled executions of three Muslim
militants convicted of carrying out the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed more
than 200 people, after their defence attorneys announced they would file a final
appeal, a government spokesman said Monday.
The condemned men - Imam Samurda and brothers Amrozi Nurhasyim and Ali Gufron
- were among more than 30 people convicted in the bombings, many of whom were
believed to be members of Jemaah Islamiyah, a South-East Asian offshoot of
Their defence team plans to file a final appeal, known as a judicial review,
with the Indonesian Supreme Court, which prompted the Attorney General's Office
to delay Tuesday's scheduled executions by firing squad, said I Wayan Pasek
Suarta, spokesman for the office.
'It's a legal process, and we respect the process,' he told Deutsche
Defence attorneys said they would demand that the convictions be thrown out
because the anti-terrorism law used to prosecute the three men was applied
retroactively. The Jakarta government had pushed through the legislation in the
weeks after the bombing, which killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists, at
two nightspots in Bali's Kuta Beach area.
'We'll file an appeal on the basis that the Attorney General's Office has
violated the constitution because, since the beginning, they were being tried on
a retroactive law,' defence attorney Mahendra Datta told dpa.
In 2004, Indonesia's Constitutional Court ruled that ...
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|| News: Crisis in Lebanon - 21 Aug 2006|
in Lebanon - 21 Aug 2006|
As both the Hezbollah and Israeli forces in Lebanon continue to observe the
August 14 cease-fire, there is a sense of guarded relief among the Lebanese
people. Estimates are that close to one-third of the almost 1 million who were
displaced by the fighting have left where they were being sheltered and have
returned home, not knowing what they might find. A number of villages in
southern Lebanon have been flattened and thousands of people now have no homes
to return to.
Throughout the conflict, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has worked with its partner,
Caritas Lebanon, to provide food, hygiene materials, medical and psychological
assistance to more than 85,000 beneficiaries from across Lebanon who were forced
by the bombing to flee their homes.
CRS has pledged $10 million to relief efforts in Gaza, Lebanon and northern
Israel. With the cease-fire and the fact that most people are leaving the
shelters and returning home, CRS' efforts are now shifting from providing food
and other emergency relief items to repairing and helping rebuild homes that
were damaged or destroyed during the conflict.
In the southern port town of Saida (Sidon), CRS has been ...
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|| News: Cameron stands by terror comments|
Cameron stands by terror comments|
ic Solihull.co.uk, UK
Conservative leader David Cameron has defended his decision to ignore the political consensus after the alleged airliner bomb plot and attack the Government's counter-terrorism strategy.
It followed his claims on Tuesday that the Government was not doing enough to protect national security or fight Islamic extremism.
On Wednesday, Mr Cameron told BBC Breakfast News he stood by his opinion that plans to freeze the Home Office budget for the next three years were "wrong". He said: "I believe it is wrong for Gordon Brown to freeze the Home Office budget because we are facing a threat from terrorists."
He continued: "They say there will be some extra money available because of inflation, but no extra money available. Freezing this budget is a bad idea."
Mr Cameron said the Government had a comprehensive spending review of departments under way, and any decision on the Home Office budget should be part of that.
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|| News: CSIS boss calls racial profiling 'fundamentally stupid'|
CSIS boss calls racial profiling 'fundamentally stupid'|
Vancouver Sun (subscription), Canada
Janice Tibbetts, CanWest News Service
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said Tuesday that the spy agency avoids racial profiling because it is "fundamentally stupid'' and does not knowingly use information gleaned under torture offshore because the practice is "morally repugnant.''
James Judd told a gathering of Canadian judges on Tuesday that he is "acutely aware'' of complaints that the agency, along with several other organizations, targets the Muslim community in fighting the war on terror. "We don't profile because it's fundamentally stupid and we don't have enough resources,'' said Judd. "From a national security perspective, we can't afford to have whole communities feel alienated.''
Rather, the agency has embarked on community outreach efforts to combat "this legend that this is how we do business,'' Judd told a panel discussion on human rights and national security.
Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International, told the ...
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|| News: Terror Charge Dropped in Cell Phone Case|
Terror Charge Dropped in Cell Phone Case|
The Columbian, WA
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) -- The families of two men originally charged with supporting terrorism after buying large numbers of cell phones say they've lost a sense of belonging to the country they've long called home.
Ali Houssaiky and Osama Sabhi Abulhassan, both of Dearborn, Mich., headed home from jail Tuesday after prosecutors in southeast Ohio dropped the terror charges, saying they couldn't prove a terrorism link.
"I just wish that when I go onto Google and I Google my brother's name I won't see terrorist when his name pops up," said Houssaiky's sister, Diana Houssaiky.
The men still face misdemeanor counts of ...
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|| News: Hispanics Angered by Democratic Web Ad|
Hispanics Angered by Democratic Web Ad|
A Democratic political ad is under fire from Hispanics who say it unfairly compares Latino immigrants to terrorists.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sponsored a 35-second ad on its Web site that shows footage of two people scaling a border fence mixed with images of Osama Bin Laden and North Korea President Kim Jong Il.
Pedro Celis, chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, said in a statement Tuesday that the DSCC should remove the ad because it vilifies illegal Hispanic immigrants and is "appalling."
Houston City Councilwoman Carol Alvarado, a Democrat, sent a letter to DSCC Chairman Sen. Charles Schumer of New York asking that the ad be pulled. She said it could alienate Latino voters.
"To liken Latino immigrants to bazooka-toting terrorists not only undermines the positive relationship our party has with this community, but also lowers us to a despicable level as breeders of unfounded fear and hatred," Alvarado wrote.
The ad opens with the words "Security Under Bush and GOP?" It features scenes of a ...
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|| Al Qaeda have Nukes|
Reports of Bin Laden having obtained nuclear suitcases, first surfaced in 1998, in various international papers and magazines. In 1996 members of the Chechen Mafia purportedly sold twenty of these nuclear suitcases in Grozny to representatives of Osama bin Laden and the mujahadeen. For the weapons, bin Laden paid $30 million in cash and two tons of heroin that had been refined in his laboratories in Afghanistan. The street value of the heroin was in excess of $700 million.
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|| News: Bombing Near Iraq Shrine Leaves 35 Dead|
Near Iraq Shrine Leaves 35 Dead|
Guardian Unlimited, UK
By QAIS AL-BASHIR, Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A suicide bomber detonated a belt of explosives Thursday
near a highly revered Shiite shrine in southern Iraq, killing at least 35 people
and injuring 122, an official said.
The bomber blew himself up while being patted down by police near the Imam
Ali mosque in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, said Dr. Munthir al-Ithari, the
head of the city's health directorate.
Shiite religious leaders in Najaf accused Sunni loyalists of former dictator
Saddam Hussein of carrying out the attack.
``We hold Takfiris (Sunni extremists) and Saddamists directly responsible for
this horrible crime ... at the same time we hold those who embrace terrorism in
Iraq and the countries supporting it as responsible,'' the statement said.
The Iraqi army said the death toll was 35, with 122 injured.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Mailiki, a Shiite, denounced the bombing as a
``barbaric massacre conducted by Takfiris (Sunni extremists) and Saddamists who
are seeking to inflame sectarian'' passions. A statement by the collective
Shiite leadership also issued a similar condemnation.
A Sunni insurgent group, Jamaat Jund al-Sahaba, or Soldiers of the Prophet's
Companions, claimed responsibility for ...
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|| News: Homeland Security Advisory System|
Homeland Security Advisory System|
Current Threat Level
August 10, 2006 – The United States Government is raising the nation’s threat level for the aviation sector to:
- Code Red or Severe for flights originating in the United Kingdom bound for the United States
- Code Orange or High for all commercial aviation operating in or destined for the United States.
- The rest of the country remains at Code Yellow.
there is no indication of plotting within the United States. We believe
the arrests of extremists engaged in a substantial plot to destroy
multiple passenger aircraft flying from the United Kingdom to the
United States have significantly disrupted the threat, but we cannot be
sure that the threat has been entirely eliminated or the plot
Consistent with these higher threat
levels, the Transportation Security Administration is implementing
changes to airport screening procedures to include:
- No liquids or gels of any kind will be permitted in carry-on baggage. Items must be in checked baggage.
Exception: baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a baby or small child
is traveling; prescription medicine, insulin and essential other
Travelers should also anticipate additional security measures within the airport and at screening checkpoints.
More detailed information available at TSA.gov.
All Americans, including those traveling in the transportation systems, should ...
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|| News: TERRORISTS' SILENT NEW WEAPON IDENTIFIED|
TERRORISTS' SILENT NEW
Ether Zone, IL
By: Paul Vincent Zecchino
NEW WEAPON IDENTIFIED"Published originally at EtherZone.com "
IT'S OUR CONTROLLED COMPLICIT PRESS
Crucial 90's events, if at all reported, were exiled to pinksheet
netherpages. Reports once and briefly stated signified doom imminent. Meanwhile,
mainscream mediacs and tv cronies drowned the giddy in a sea of
Remember Patrick Martin Purdy? He made Southeastern Connecticut
famous long before faux-indian gambling houses did. He slept at a North
Stonington motel on his road to Purdition. Its cul-de-sac was an 'assault
weapon' schoolyard shoot 'em up. Soldiers knew not the term. It was contrived by
Josh Sugarman. He flakked for Handgun Control. He set up his own Gun-Ban racket.
He needed a gimmick. Sug' minted 'assault weapon' to make the uninformed believe
full auto weapons were as easily purchased as Mrs. Smith's Lentils - which also
are 'assault weapons'. Think I'm kidding? Why were reprobate prep school squires
banned from Providence, Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory Theater? Mrs. Smith's
Lentils and Sani-Straws delivered critique d'theatre more stinging than Rex Reed
on Prussic Acid, that's why.
Purdy's sandbox donnybrook caused FOP figurines to demand 'assault weapon'
bans. The President, an alleged 'NRA Life Member', demanded something be done.
Massachusetts State Police were ordered to study the Assault Weapon Plague.
Evidence exonerated the guns. It indicted fetishistic gun-haters.
A decade passed. The ban proved worthless. President Bush croaked it.
President Bush, thank you for supporting common sense and Americans who are
callously dismissed by sniffy elite pouffes. Purdy's name is well known thanks
to media coluratura histrionics about Stockton Schoolyard Shootings and
Enter Mel Gibson. Shame on Mel. If not before, surely forever after Dustup
D'Passion he should have known he was a man marked. This means one must be
careful. One does not indict 'Jews for starting all the wars'. This is crucial,
Mel, as L.A. County Sheriffs aren't miffed about 'Jews' or 'wars' but rather '87
in a 45'. Having spent an enjoyable day playing inebriates, cops, and thugs with
L.A. County Sheriffs on 'America's Dumbest Criminals', I say this Mel, with a
gravitas born of empirical wisdom. Sheriffs are our friends. Our world is
stuffed like rotting Brautwurst with dangerous half-wits. They use courts to
strip the innocent of wealth and freedom in hope of killing them. Sometimes they
don't use courts. They are the Court. Decent cops know these lice. They detest
them as do you and I and all who love goodness and hate lies. Tell it in a
movie, Mel. I've already prepared the
First day on the job, first thing you learn in radio advertising: 'play one
off the other'. You sell abstract radio ads to merchants by playing radio
against print ads in language directing one to the other. You know this
intrinsicallly. Nosepicks Ninety-Six FM implores listeners to check out Qweesy
Qruises discount coupon in their local paper. Result? Record passengers aboard
Qweesy Qruises. Norovirus surely to follow...
Print and radio are mutually reinforcing. They deliver the message and make
it stick. So isn't it surprising, for all the tediously predictable whining
about guns and Victims, that the shooting of defenseless Jewish women and murder
of one remains largely unreported? To his great credit, Michael Savage
publicizes this indisputable terrorism against clear targets on American
Are you aware of the shooting of defenseless Jewish women in Seattle by a man
with an Arabic sounding name? No? Don't feel badly. Undersigned scurrilous
scribbler wouldn't know either, had the story not leapt from the tv while
crossing channels in search of a weather report. Right, Saturday night when none
are watching, a network ran the story. Once. Curious. Or is it something
Aren't we told Gibson's words are but a trigger-pull shy of mayhem? Ask sham
Victim Advocates such as The City of Marco Island, Florida's "Perjury Pat". She
weaves whole cloth lies against legitimate family while crooks plunder wealthy
elderly and get away Scott-free. Victimology industry makes trouble for the
innocent - totalitarianism's hallmark - by hanging them them with their own
So why doesn't the press play Gibson's words off the Seattle Shootings? The
events are nearly coincident. Couldn't they convince many that words spoken by a
man in pain invariably foreshadow atrocity? Isn't Gibson vs. Seattle taylor-made
for reinforcing this post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy?
Why is the press silent? Why no playing of one off the other? Naveed Afzal
Haq, age 30, entered the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle on July 29th. He
stated he was a Muslim angry with Israel. He allegedly shot six defenseless
Jewish women, one fatally. Simple story. Why the stentorian silence?
Aside from one network report and Savage's efforts, the one other site
running this is www.killcastro.com war
blog, July Archives. Six Jewish women shot - one fatally - by a self-declared
Muslim angry with Israel, Mel Gibson hands victim/detractors evidence they've
long craved, and - Silence?
Do some hope silence will encourage repetition? Or did Mr. Haq overdo it?
Does overkill suggest not so much emotional fanatic as cool agent provocateur?
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|| News: Global cybercrime treaty gets US Senate nod|
cybercrime treaty gets US Senate nod|
ZDNet Asia, Asia
By Declan McCullagh and Anne Broache,
|The first and only international treaty designed exclusively to combat computer crime won approval late last week from the U.S. Senate.
The Council of
Europe Convention on Cybercrime "will enhance our ability to cooperate with
foreign governments in fighting terrorism, computer hacking, money laundering
and child pornography, among other crimes," senator Richard Lugar, the Indiana
Republican who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a
The treaty is intended to harmonize computer crime laws, especially those in
smaller or less developed nations that may not have updated their legal
framework to reflect the complexities of the internet. It requires participating
countries to target a broad swath of activities, including unauthorized
intrusions into networks, fraud, the release of worms and viruses, child
pornography and copyright infringement.
U.S. attorney general Alberto Gonzales said in a statement last week: "This
treaty provides important tools in the battles against terrorism, attacks on
computer networks and the sexual exploitation of children over the Internet, by
strengthening U.S. cooperation with foreign countries in obtaining electronic
Because U.S. law already includes much of what the treaty requires, the
Senate's consent is in part symbolic.
But one portion, which provoked the most controversy, deals with
international cooperation. It says internet providers must cooperate with
electronic searches and seizures without reimbursement; the FBI must conduct
electronic surveillance "in real time" on behalf of another government; that US
businesses can be slapped with "expedited preservation" orders preventing them
from routinely deleting logs or other data.
What's controversial about those requirements is that they don't require
"dual criminality"--in other words, Russian security services investigating
democracy activists could ask for the FBI's help in uncovering the contents of
their Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail accounts, or even conducting live wiretaps.
Danny O'Brien, activism coordinator with the Electronic Frontier Foundation
in San Francisco, said: "Our primary concern is that there's no dual criminality
within the mutual assistance provisions. The United States is now obliged to
investigate and monitor French Internet crimes, say, and France is obliged to
obey America's requests to spy on its citizens, for instance--even if those
citizens are under no suspicion for crimes on the statute books of their own
The Council of Europe consists of 45 member states, including all of the
European Union, and five non-voting members, of which the US is one.
Negotiations on the treaty began in 1997, and so far, 15 European nations,
including Albania, Denmark, France, Norway and Ukraine, have fully ratified the
The Bush administration began pressuring Congress to do the same in 2003. The
Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the treaty last summer.
Long-time technology industry advocates of the treaty hailed the Senate's
action, which occurred on its final day in session before a month-long summer
recess. The Business Software Alliance, a lobbying group whose members include
Apple, Cisco Systems, IBM, Intel and Microsoft, said the treaty "will serve as
an important tool in the global fight against cyber criminals and encourage
greater cooperation among nations".
The software industry, which has been lobbying for years for action on the
treaty, has found it contains much to ...
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|| News: Bush Is Dealing From Position of Weakness|
Is Dealing From Position of Weakness|
Los Angeles Times, CA
By Tyler Marshall and Alissa J. Rubin, Times Staff Writers
Nazzi Ali Mutkak, who locals say ran a coffee stand, was
killed in a direct hit on one of the main streets of Tyre, Lebanon. Civil
defense arrived to take him to the hospital, but he died on the way. Two small
coffee cups fell by his side. Israelis killed at least three people in Tyre on
Sunday, in several direct attacks.
(Carolyn Cole / LAT)
WASHINGTON -- As the Bush administration seeks to negotiate a diplomatic end to the fighting in the Middle East, it finds it has a strikingly weak hand.
The war in Iraq, the halting U.S. efforts to respond to the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate, and now the fighting in Lebanon and Israel have led to unprecedented levels of anti-Americanism in the Arab world. Alliances with longtime Arab friends are strained, and the U.S. lacks relations with two key regional players: Iran and Syria.
"The Lebanon crisis is the end of the myth that we can tell the world what to do and they'll line up to do it," said Nancy Soderberg, a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Clinton administration. "They are going to have to do real diplomacy."
Adding to the challenge is, remarkably, inexperience. Despite 5 1/2 years in office, Bush's foreign policy team has been involved in surprisingly few high-stakes negotiations in the region.
The draft U.N. resolution painstakingly crafted by the United States and the French over the weekend was a first effort at negotiating an end to the fighting in Lebanon. But it took a long week for agreement to be reached, despite U.S. officials' constant assertion that it was just a matter of details. In that week, many Lebanese civilians died, leading many in the region to believe that the U.S. cared little about their lives.
The landscape looks grim for serious diplomacy.
Since U.S. forces captured Baghdad without a serious fight in the spring of 2003, fear of American military might has melted away as the soldiers and Marines were unable to control the insurgency or stem Iraq's escalating sectarian violence. The result has reduced America's aura of complete power and, with it, the ability to bend others to its will.
Successful diplomacy requires being able to broker between enemies by having the trust of both parties and enough force, moral and military, to enforce a deal. America's recent foreign forays have relied largely on force, and those victories have been short-lived and been unable to bring about the democracy they promised.
"In the Middle East, historically people always go with the strong horse, but we don't look like the strong horse anymore," said Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel and now director of the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy. "To Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran, we look like we're short of breath."
Added Rand Corp. counterterrorism specialist Bruce Hoffman: "If they felt threatened then, they are emboldened now."
The Bush administration also faces an unprecedented level of anti-American feeling in the Arab world, emotions driven in part by its image as an unquestioning supporter of Israel and also by allegations of torture and abuse against Muslim detainees in places such as Guantanamo Bay and Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.
One survey conducted eight months ago by the polling group Zogby International in Egypt -- an American ally -- found that just more than 3 percent of those questioned had a "very favorable" opinion of the United States, while 71 percent had a "very unfavorable" view.
The result is a serious erosion of political goodwill and moral authority, both important components of diplomatic influence historically available to the United States.
Against this unsettling backdrop, a U.S. diplomatic offensive involving substantive negotiations to alter the map of the broader Middle East would be a first for Bush. While few American presidents have initiated greater change to the political landscape of the Middle East than has Bush, little of it has come through consensus-building or negotiated agreement.
Political transformation in Afghanistan and Iraq followed military invasions, the end of Syria's occupation of Lebanon came mainly through intense international pressure triggered by the assassination of the former prime minister, and gradual expansions of political pluralism in countries such as Egypt came from high-profile rhetoric and a firm political nudge.
"This administration doesn't do diplomacy well," said Judith Kipper, a Middle East specialist at the Council on Foreign Relations. "They are like the Arabs: They say something and think it's been done."
In addressing the long-simmering Israeli-Palestinian dispute, the White House has not turned to a special U.S. special envoy or bouts of intense shuttle diplomacy like that employed by previous administrations to achieve breakthroughs. Instead, Bush chose to swing behind former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unilateral approach to carve a separate, independent Palestinian state out of the West Bank and Gaza, on Israeli terms.
The White House sees the struggle in the region fundamentally as one between the forces of good and evil -- terrorism and freedom. That, coupled with Bush's own sense of mission to defend Israel and spread democracy to the region, leaves little room for the kind of compromise required for effective diplomacy, experts say.
"The U.S. has to begin to start thinking of gray resolutions that would end the current conflict and keep that border quiet for years," said Paul Salem, director designate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon.
Those who have been involved in the administration's decision-making process say there is little airing of contrary views.
Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as former Secretary of State Colin L.
Powell's chief of staff and has charged that Vice President Dick Cheney
and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld dominate national security
issues, said neither displayed an inclination for the tiresome work of
"Powell tried on a number of occasions to rub him (the president) the
other way, but if you have the president leaning one way and the vice
president leaning the same way, there's not a lot you can do,"
A sense that Bush's strong backing of Israel has cost the United States
its image as an honest broker between Arabs and Israelis has led some
of the ...
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|| News: A few hopeful signs|
Middle East North Africa
Financial Network, Jordan
By James J. Zogby
Small but still significant signs of change are occurring in the US discussion
of the war on Lebanon.
Polls are showing that the US public is confused.
While it is a given that the public supports Israel, a solid majority now say
that they believe "Israel has gone too far" in its assault on Lebanon. A
majority also expresses deep concern that the continuing conflict could lead to
a wider war.
Not surprisingly, almost two-thirds disapprove of the way
the US administration is handling the situation, reflecting the public's
dissatisfaction with President George W. Bush's handling of Iraq and foreign
affairs, in general. As a result, a plurality of Americans are shy about the US
playing a more active role in resolving the conflict in Lebanon.
are even changes in Congress, which only two weeks ago passed near unanimous
resolutions giving full support to Israel, with no concern for the damage being
done to Lebanon and its people. Now some influential members are speaking out.
Some have made dramatic and far-reaching statements about Lebanon and US policy
in the Middle East, while others have made less dramatic, but still important
calls for an immediate cease fire, expressing concern for the growing numbers of
Lebanese civilians killed, and the damage to the country's
Most notable in this regard was the striking speech
delivered last week by Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), one of the most thoughtful
analysts of America's Middle East policy. Some of his comments deserve to be
cited at length.
Hagel opened his remarks with the following
"Mr. President, The Middle East is a region in crisis. After
three weeks of escalating and continuing violence, the potential for wider
regional conflict becomes more real each day. The hatred in the Middle East is
being driven deeper and deeper into the fabric of the region... which will make
any lasting and sustained peace effort very difficult to achieve. How do we
realistically believe that a continuation of the systematic destruction of an
American friend, the country and people of Lebanon, is going to enhance
America's image and give us the trust and credibility to lead a lasting and
sustained peace effort in the Middle East? The sickening slaughter on both sides
must end now. President Bush must call for an immediate ceasefire. This madness
Hagel then added:
"Our relationship with Israel is a
special and historic one. But, it need not and cannot be at the expense of our
Arab and Muslim relationships. That is an irresponsible and dangerous false
choice... Extended military action is tearing Lebanon apart, killing innocent
civilians, destroying its economy and infrastructure, creating a humanitarian
disaster, further weakening Lebanon's fragile democratic government,
strengthening popular Muslim and Arab support for Hizbollah, and deepening
hatred of Israel across the Middle East... The war against Hizbollah and Hamas
will not be won on the battlefield."
Reflecting this changing mood,
several senators, including Lincoln Chafee (R-RI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and
Patrick Leahy (D-VT), issued strong statements calling for an immediate
ceasefire. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and John E. Sununu (R-NH) sponsored a
resolution urging the administration to grant "temporary protected status" to
Lebanese citizens in the US and the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, a new
resolution on Lebanon, correcting its previous one-sided effort.
resolution was sponsored by Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and cosponsored by
Senators Sununu, Chafee, Stabenow, Carl Levin (D-MI), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), and
Russ Feingold (D-WI).
Responding to a letter signed by over one hundred
Arab American constituents, Dodd explained why he was undertaking the
"While every nation has a right and duty to defend its citizens
against acts of terrorism, maximum efforts must also be made to protect against
civilian casualties... The sad result of the current crisis is that
approximately 700,000 people have been displaced from their homes, and more than
400 innocent Lebanese have paid the ultimate price for Hizbollah's aggression...
This reality is what prompted me more than a week ago to call for a cessation of
hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah."
While repeating some of the
provisions of the first Senate bill, it is significant that the Dodd effort adds
language that calls for ...
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|| News: Iraq PM criticizes US-led attack|
criticizes US-led attack|
BAGHDAD, Iraq -
Iraq's prime minister sharply criticized a U.S.-Iraqi attack Monday
on a Shiite militia stronghold in Baghdad, breaking with his American partners
on security tactics as the United States launches a major operation to secure
More than 30 people were killed or found dead Monday, including 10
paramilitary commandos slain when a suicide driver detonated a truck at the
regional headquarters of the Shiite-led Interior Ministry police in a mostly
Sunni city north of Baghdad.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's criticism followed a pre-dawn air and ground
attack on an area of Sadr City, stronghold of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada
al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army militia.
Police said three people, including a woman and a child, were killed in the
raid, which the U.S. command said was aimed at "individuals involved in
punishment and torture cell activities."
One U.S. soldier was wounded, the U.S. said.
The military said early Tuesday that an American soldier died Sunday of
wounds suffered in action in Anbar province west of Baghdad. No further details
were released, including when the fighting occurred.
Al-Maliki, a Shiite, said he was "very angered and pained" by the operation,
warning that it could undermine his efforts toward national reconciliation.
"Reconciliation cannot go hand in hand with operations that violate the
rights of citizens this way," al-Maliki said in a statement on government
television. "This operation used weapons that are unreasonable to detain someone
- like using planes."
He apologized to the Iraqi people for the operation and said "this won't
Friction between the U.S. military and the Iraqi government emerged as the ...
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|| Senate Democrats offer new Iraq plan|
WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Two Senate Democrats said Monday they will offer
legislation to begin the deliberate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq by
the end of 2006.
Senators Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., say their amendment to
the FY-2007 defense authorization bill differs from other proposals because it
provides a start date for withdrawal rather than an end date by which it would
"Three-and-a-half years into the conflict, we should tell the Iraqis that the
American security blanket is not permanent. Beginning a phased redeployment this
year will add incentives for the Iraqis to make the hard compromises necessary
to bring their country together and secure it. They need to do that job
themselves and our amendment is one way to prod them to make that commitment and
stick to it," Levin said in a press release issued Monday.
Levin has been arguing for at least a year that the open-ended commitment to
Iraq gives politicians there a disincentive to compromise. As long as U.S.
troops are in the country to manage the violence, they can jockey for position,
influence and political power with minimal risk.
"This amendment sends the Iraqi government a clear message: you need to get
to work and achieve a meaningful political solution," Reed said Monday.
The Levin-Reed amendment calls on the Iraqi government to share power and
economic resources among all Iraqi groups and to disarm the militias. It also
calls for an international political conference on Iraq, the payment of pledged
donations, and a commitmant to continued non-military support for reconstruction and governance.
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|Monday, June 12|
|·|| ACLU and NSA in head court for hearing on domestic surveillance |
|Friday, June 09|
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|Thursday, June 08|
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|Wednesday, June 07|
|·|| UK terrorism suspect linked to Canadian arrests: BBC |
|Tuesday, June 06|
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|Monday, June 05|
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|Tuesday, May 30|
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|Saturday, May 27|
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|Friday, May 26|
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|Thursday, May 25|
|·|| Pakistani Loner Convicted in NYC Bomb Plot |
|Friday, May 19|
|·|| Howard focuses on terrorism - Canada |
|Tuesday, May 16|
|·|| US renews full diplomatic relations with Libya |
|·|| US sanctions Venezuela over terrorism: official |
|Wednesday, May 10|
|·|| Opposition backs anti-terrorism laws |
|Monday, May 08|
|·|| Malaysia to set up centre against cyber-terrorism |
|Saturday, May 06|
|·|| Castro slams US terrorism charge |
|Friday, May 05|
|·|| UN Chief Asks Media to Shun 'Terrorists' |
|Thursday, May 04|
|·|| 'To Associate Religion with Terrorism Hurts Believers' |
|·|| Kalam calls for global mechanism to prevent terrorism |
|·|| Warning over flourishing terrorism camps |
|Wednesday, May 03|
|·|| Palestinian professor sentenced for terrorism in US |
|Tuesday, May 02|
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|Monday, May 01|
|·|| Egyptian film tackles terrorism |
|Sunday, April 30|
|·|| Basque politician jailed for glorifying terrorism |
|Friday, April 28|
|·|| Beijing police receive anti-terrorism training for Olympics |
|Monday, April 17|
|·|| Police flip switch on street surveillance |
|Friday, April 14|
|·|| Two former workers for indicted agency once accused of terrorism |
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|·|| City, state balk over cost of terrorism drill |
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|Tuesday, March 07|
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|Friday, March 03|
|·|| Bush arrives in Pakistan for talks on terrorism |
|Tuesday, February 28|
|·|| China approves U.N. code on financing of terrorism |
|·|| Bush to discuss terrorism, nuclear issues in Pak |
|Monday, February 27|
|·|| Former federal prosecutor expects to be indicted over handling of terrorism case |
|·|| Muslim community leaders face terrorism backlash |
|Sunday, February 26|
|·|| Chinese parliament to target financing of terrorism |
|Saturday, February 25|
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