Al-qaeda plot to bring down UK Internet

 

SCOTLAND YARD has uncovered evidence that Al-Qaeda has been plotting to bring down the internet in Britain, causing chaos to business and the London Stock Exchange.

scotlandyard.jpgIn a series of raids, detectives have recovered computer files revealing that terrorist suspects had targeted a high-security internet “hub” in London.

The facility, in Docklands, houses the channel through which almost every bit of information on the internet passes in or out of Britain.

The suspects, who were arrested, had targeted the headquarters of Telehouse Europe, which houses Europe’s biggest “web hotel”, containing dozens of “servers” , the boxes which contain the information that makes up the web.

Security experts say the plot against Britain’s internet “hub” reflects the constantly changing threat from Al-Qaeda and related Islamic extremist groups.

Last year MI5 uncovered intelligence which suggested that Islamic terrorist suspects had carried out reconnaissance of the huge Bacton complex of gas terminals on the Norfolk coast. The threat led to the deployment of armed guards around the plant.

A senior Whitehall security official said the internet plotters appeared to be planning to infiltrate the “hub”, possibly to blow it up from the inside, according to evidence on a computer hard drive seized in raids on the homes of terror suspects in southern England last year.

Source: timesonline.co.uk

‘Security experts say the plot against Britain’s internet “hub” reflects the constantly changing threat from Al-Qaeda and related Islamic extremist groups.”

We live in a dangerous world.

It is reminiscent to the massive DOS attack last month that disabled three of the 13 computers that help manage global computer traffic, but at present, appears unrelated. link

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Another Of God’s ‘Angels Of Bataan’ Has Been Called Home!

We’re the battling bastards of Bataan.
No Mama, no Papa, no Uncle Sam.
No aunts , no uncles, no nephews, no nieces.
No rifles, no planes, or artillery pieces.
And nobody gives a damn.

The AP release on 9 Mar 07 stated, Bataan ‘Angel’ Nurse Jean Schmidt Dies. Please read the release, it is informative and presents an image of a wonderful women that lived a remarkable life.
The fall of the Bataan peninsula, followed by the fall of Corregidor, and Gen. MacArthur’s harrowing escape by PT boat, across the South Pacific to Australia, and his return to liberate the Philippines, is fairly well known, historically. As is the Bataan Death March, and the resulting horrors that followed for the U.S. and Filipino soldiers. Little is known of the nurses that served in that battle, and the fate they faced as POW’s of the Imperial Japanese Army.
The invasion of the Philippines began 8 Dec 41, the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked. As the Japanese Army fought it’s way south, into the Bataan peninsula, the U.S. and Filipino forces fought bravely, and some historians have described the combat in this battle as some of the most brutal ever fought. According to one man’s personal account,

Bataan was put on half rations. Rations for one day were:

4 oz. of rice
1.5 oz. of sugar
1 oz. of canned milk
2.5 oz. canned fish, salmon or sardines
tomatoes when available – ten men per can

This ration continued from early January, 1942 until the middle of February. Bread was issued for the first two weeks, but then disappeared. During the last part of February, the rice ration went from 4 oz. up to 8 oz. and up again to 12 oz. during the last two weeks in March. At the end they were given 16 oz. But this was not enough.
They began to eat anything they could find. They ate pony, mule, iguana, monkey, anything they could get their hands on. They ate the jungle.
The sad fact was that large stores of food had been abandoned to the enemy on both Bataan and Corregidor.
Dysentery, malaria and beriberi had combined to produce a weakened American and Filipino Army. Russ had dengue fever during this time. Most of the men were weak and sick actually to the point of staggering, and yet the fighting went on.

The surrender of Bataan came on 9 Apr 42, after four long months of brutal combat and privations. The Japanese Army then directed their aggression on Corregidor, a heavily fortified island at the mouth of Manila Bay, in continuous operation since Spanish Colonial times, and by 6 May 42, the siege of Corregidor was over. Approximately 68,000 Filipino soldiers, and 12,000 U.S. soldiers began the Bataan Death March, and when it ended with their arrival at Camp O’Donnell, only a total of approximately 54,000 were still alive.
There were 88 women, mostly nurses in U.S. military service, and 25 Filipina nurses, that were captured after the battle was over. Little historical information is available on this small group of women. There is one book available, simply titled “We Band of Angels,” of which some book reviews are available, including this one. What I found most remarkable in the tale of these courageous women, is that none…not one, of these women died during the four years of captivity, where they were exposed to harsh treatment, starvation, and many diseases. They gave each other strength, and simply refused to give up. That strength of character, that devotion to selflessness, is what I find so inspiring and remarkable. According to one reference I found on this book, it was discovered that all of these women made a successful transition from war-time to peace-time, and the now departed Mrs. Jean Schmidt is a reminder to us all, as to what a group of courageous women, through individual and group self-reliance, can achieve.
I never met Mrs. Schmidt, but I know her.
She is of the quality of individual I have known all of my life. My mother and aunts, and my friends mother’s and aunts. They too are of the “Greatest Generation.” They are the ones that married our fathers and uncles, and are now the elderly ladies you see while shopping, that are dressed so meticulously, and take the time to send birthday and Christmas cards. In their lifetimes, they have witnessed and participated in enormous historical events, such as the Great Depression, WWII, and the Cold War, without ever losing faith, never giving up, and continuing to thrive while rebuilding the world, and making many happy families.
I feel a sadness in thinking of Mrs. Schmidt’s passing, and it is more of a selfish kind of sadness. People like her have given me the world I grew to know, and the country I grew to love, by not offering an explanation to a curious young boy, as to why they had tears in their eyes at the Fourth of July parade, but instead held his hand a little tighter, and stood a little prouder. For any younger person reading this, there is still time to spend with the women of the Greatest Generation, like Mrs. Schmidt, but you need to act now. A younger person will need to reach inside for the patience and the understanding that people like Mrs. Schmidt possess. They are the really cool people, inspite of…or perhaps because of, their lack of interest in the latest electronic gadgets and widgets, and pop stars. They are more concerned with people, and how they can best serve them as a caring human, because they know that their greatest rewards in life are always in terms of how “we” are, not I.
Thank you Mrs. Schmidt, for all that you have done for so many. God Bless You, and your loving family. Your time allowed with us was well spent, and we are so much richer for having shared you. You are without a question, an Angel.

Keep the faith in our country: as exhibited by those men and women who fought in defense of Bataan, Philippine in 1942. Freedom is not free. (motto of Camp O’Donnell monument)

Additional links:
Back To Bataan.
Battling Bastards Of Bataan.
Richard Hibbs, Bataan Death March survivor, dies.
Twelve Hundred Days.
By The Awful Grace Of God.*(Must Read)*

Fred Thompson

Is Fred Thomas considering a run for the nomination?

Traderrob reports that he just might be the democrat’s worst nightmare. LINK

More about Thompson, from Dennis:

Biography
Voting Record
American Daily
Unofficial Fred Thompson for President site
Draft Fred Thompson for President site
AZ Free Republic Article

Channel 4: The Great Global Warming Swindle

The other side of the global warming story was told, at least in the UK. BBC Channel 4, long known for tackling controversial issues, has aired the documentary, “The Great Global Warming Swindle”. And here it is, courtesy of David J. Theroux.

LINK

“At the moment, there is almost a McCarthyism movement in science where the greenhouse effect is like a puritanical religion and this is dangerous.”

Riehl World View with an interesting review, and an ironic footnote: Thatcher started the global warming craze.

h/t JammieWearingFool

related: scientists –death threats for “climate denial”

Call for Halt to Muslim Immigration

THE leader of the Christian Democratic Party, Reverend Fred Nile, has called for an immediate moratorium on Islamic immigration to Australia.

Rev Nile, who is the longest serving member of the NSW Legislative Council, was speaking to supporters at a gathering in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde yesterday.

He said there has been no serious study of the potential effects on Australia of more than 300,000 Muslims who are already here, and Australians deserve a breathing space so the situation can be carefully assessed before Islamic immigration can be allowed to resume.

In the meantime, Australia should extend a welcoming hand to the many thousands of persecuted Christians who are presently displaced or at risk in the Middle East. “I pray that within a decade, Muslims in Australia will clearly have demonstrated their commitment to Aussie values including democratic pluralism and the rights of women. We can then assess whether Muslim immigration should begin again,” he said.

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