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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16

5.21.2009

Making Patsies from London, to the ME, to the USA

How MI5 blackmails British Muslims

Five Muslim community workers have accused MI5 of waging a campaign of blackmail and harassment in an attempt to recruit them as informants.

The men claim they were given a choice of working for the Security Service or face detention and harassment in the UK and overseas.

They have made official complaints to the police, to the body which oversees the work of the Security Service and to their local MP Frank Dobson. Now they have decided to speak publicly about their experiences in the hope that publicity will stop similar tactics being used in the future.

Intelligence gathered by informers is crucial to stopping further terror outrages, but the men's allegations raise concerns about the coercion of young Muslim men by the Security Service and the damage this does to the gathering of information in the future.

Read more @ The Truth Seeker


Lebanon Targets Israeli Spy Cells

BEIRUT - Nearly 20 suspected spies, including a butcher, a mobile phone salesman and a retired general, have been detained in recent months as part of a long-running probe by Lebanese intelligence into Israeli sleeper cells.

And more arrests are expected, security officials say.

The pace of the probe picked up significantly in April after investigators stumbled upon a cell planning to infiltrate the security apparatus of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah.

Intelligence officials said they told Hezbollah about their discovery. From that point on the spy rings began to tumble like a house of cards.

"The suspects arrested were part of different cells, each numbering three people at the most, and were not connected," said General Ashraf Rifi, head of the Internal Security Forces.

"What helped us a lot is that we managed to uncover a technological secret which allowed us to put together the puzzle."

[snip]

Rifi said Israel recruited most of the agents -- Christians, Sunnis or Shiites -- in the 1980s and 1990s during its 22-year occupation of southern Lebanon which ended in 2000.

"They used beautiful women, money and other bait to lure people into working for them," he said.

"They would pay them handsomely, say 5,000 to 7,000 dollars for their first mission. After that, Israel would drop the price significantly as it had these people hooked and would threaten to expose them unless they cooperated.

"Families and friends of most of the agents had no clue as to their double life."

Read more @ Middle East Online


4 Arrested in plot to bomb NYC Targets

NEW YORK - Four men arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near a synagogue and community center and plotting to shoot down a military plane were bent on carrying out a jihad against America, authorities said Thursday.

The suspects were arrested Wednesday night, shortly after planting a mock explosive device in the trunk of a car outside the Riverdale Temple and two mock bombs in the backseat of a car outside the Jewish Center, authorities said.

At a news conference outside the Bronx temple, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly quoted one of the men as saying, "If Jews were killed in this attack ... that would be all right."

Read more @ MSNBC


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