Sep 092011

~ I have to tell you, considering all of my communications with Steve over the past decade, when IPT reports on anything, I’d say you best listen. ~ JP

U.S. intelligence officials believe that information indicating three terrorists may be plotting attacks on American soil on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks “has serious teeth.”

NOTE: Two of these characters is said to be American born. ~ JP

Reports say there is “credible evidence” of the plot’s existence. A senior intelligence official told Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson that two of the suspected terrorists live in the United States and that a third member of the plot operates out of Waziristan, in Pakistan’s tribal area. One official stressed that the evidence for the suspected plot was “not confirmed but we are taking it very seriously given the specificity of the details we have collected.”

Those details included information that a suicide truck bomb would be detonated on a major transportation venue in New York, Washington, ( NOT reported by MSM} Los Angeles or Chicago “in order to inflict as many casualties as possible.”

CAIR rejected negative meanings ascribed to a broader range of words when teams taking part in a Muslim football tournament in California in 2004 chose names such as “Intifada,” “Mujahedeen” and “Soldiers of Allah.” As an article in The Washington Post described the teams’ uniforms: “Intifada featured a man wearing a military helmet, his face — save his eyes — covered by a bandana. The Soldiers of Allah emblem showed a masked man in the act of firing a slingshot, and Mujahedeen’s depicted a horse-borne figure in flowing robes, bearing a weapon on his shoulder.”

It was also learned that five days after Osama bin Laden was killed, a group connected to al-Qaeda calling themselves “Soldiers of Allah” declared they would avenge the death of bin Laden and specifically cited the 10th anniversary of 9/11. U.S. officials say that there was no one specific “smoking gun” but that they “triaged” the intelligence from various sources including the materials scooped up from bin Laden’s compound by the Navy SEALs. Since then, other information has been collected that pointed to a possible plot, but specific details emerged only in the last 48 hours. The official would not describe the nature of those details that resulted in the consensus by the intelligence and counter-terrorism communities that a specific plot was going to be launched on the 9-11 anniversary. Members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the congressional leadership were briefed early Thursday morning.


Sep 092011


I JUST said yesterday a big one was coming to the West Coast…

Sep 092011

Europe’s ‘Stark’ Realities Slam Stocks: Dow Slumps 304 Points

Sep 092011

Most Christians know that prayer is powerful — but can it change the headlines and world events?

CBN News Reporter Wendy Griffith teamed with Ministry Director Craig von Buseck to address this question in their new book Praying the News, due to be released in bookstores Sept. 11.

According to the authors, “bad news is no match for the good news of God’s kingdom.”

Griffith and von Buseck talked more about their book with CBN News. Click play to watch.

Watching or reading the news is an opportunity– an opportunity to give in to fear and despair, or an opportunity to make a difference.

In ” Praying the News,” concerned readers will find a practical guide to discovering the power, joy and peace of partnering with God. Veteran news reporters Wendy Griffith and Craig von Buseck offer an unvarnished assessment of the media as well as a comprehensive biblical plan for effective, world-changing prayer. They tell behind-thescenes stories not only of effective prayer for the news but also stories of their prophetic intercession while reporting the news. Bad news is no match for the Good News of God’s kingdom.

~ So remember my friends, when we do not like what the News IS, Follow Wendy’s lead. ~ JP


Sep 092011

:: Union Workers Storm Port, Damage Equipment ::

Protests by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 21 in Longview, Washington turned violent Thursday with workers attacking police, cutting the brake lines of a freight train, and attacking company guards.

The Los Angeles Times reports up to 400 union members shut down operations at ports in the Pacific Northwest, stormed a grain export terminal and held security officers hostage for hours.

That’s the dramatic lead story, but here’s what’s been brewing for the past several months and led to this boiling point.

* Japan’s Itochu Corp, South Korea’s STX Pan Ocean, and St. Louis Bunge North America combined to form EGT that built a new $200 million port facility in Longview.

* Promising quality union jobs, EGT received special tax exemptions and a low-cost lease from the Port of Longview with the government even pulling eminent domain on adjacent landowners for EGT.

* From groundbreaking EGT began to renege on its deal and started looking for sub-contractors 100 miles outside of town.

* With high local unemployment, EGT imported low wage workers from out-of-state claiming arbitrarily it would save them $1million annually – a number EGT confessed to simply making up.

* EGT then sued the port saying it was not bound by its contract with ILWU.

* ILWU picketed EGT for months and was ignored. The company refused to negotiate.

* On June 3, 1,000 workers peacefully protested.

* On July 11, union members tore down a fence and 100 were arrested.

* EGT hired an outside union to manage the sub-contractors attempting to pit union against union.

* On September 7 400 union protesters faced down 50 police officers in riot gear who beat union members with clubs and sprayed them with pepper spray.

From The Stand: “To sum up: a taxpayer-subsidized international conglomerate, which is operating on public property, is suing the public so it can avoid paying the area’s standard wages and undercut its competitors that do. Then, it exacerbated tensions with the local labor community by importing union workers from another jurisdiction to cross the picket lines.”

ILUW 21 President Dan Coffman told the Longview Daily News:

“We are going to fight for our jobs in our jurisdiction. We have worked this dock for 70 years, and to have a big, rich corporation come in and say, ‘We don’t want you,’ is a problem. We’re all together. We’re all going to jail as a union.”

Business Insider

Sep 092011

Beth Anne Rankin officially announced her candidacy for the 4th congressional district in Arkansas. She also summarized her beliefs regarding the national debt, abortion, gun rights and taxes during her speech at the courthouse in El Dorado, Arkansas on August 29th, 2011.

Born in El Dorado and raised on the Rankin family farm in Magnolia, Arkansas, Beth Anne Rankin is a seventh-generation Arkansan who has lived in Arkansas for over forty years. She is an entrepreneur, small business owner, speaker, teacher, composer, performer, and former Policy Advisor for Governor Mike Huckabee to Capitol Hill, the White House, and the National Governors Association. An Honor Graduate of Magnolia High School, she attended Southern Arkansas University and Ouachita Baptist University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 with a double major in music and history and was selected the Outstanding Senior Woman as chosen by both faculty and students.

Sep 092011

Sep 092011

From FOX:

New details are being revealed about a credible, but unconfirmed terror plot on the anniversary of 9/11. A memo from the Department of Homeland Security and FBI reveals that the method of the attack would be a car bomb in either New York or Washington, D.C. Also, new reports are saying that the threat may be linked to Ayman al-Zawahri, who took over as the leader of Al Qaeda after Usama bin Laden’s death.

:: Terror Threat Has Officials on High Alert ::

SEE: Joint Intelligence Bulletin Warns of Al Qaeda Potentially Using Vehicle During Attack

ABC News’ Brian Ross reports:

Intel officials: At least 3 individuals enter U.S. in Aug w/intent to launch vehicle attack on DC or NYC around 9/11

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg holding news conference tomorrow at 9:30pm tonight on the new terror threat, CNN reports.

U.S. officials only learned about threat in last 18-24 hours, CNN reports.

NBC News: A be-on-the-lookout to be issued tonight for three men “of Middle Eastern descent” and potentially traveling in a van

Reports of missing trucks are not linked to the potential plot, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed in a press conference late Thursday. Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to go about their lives normally — adding he will take the subway to work Friday morning — though asked everyone to be more vigilant.

The Department of Homeland Security has verified reports of a “specific, credible, but unconfirmed” terrorist threat related to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Authorities have obtained intelligence on possible suspects tied to Al Qaeda’s core group based in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The threat, first reported by Fox News, would target New York City or Washington, D.C., according to senior administration officials.

President Barack Obama has been briefed on the threat, which an official said “feels more than aspirational.”

Federal authorities are now drafting a bulletin to send to local law enforcement, and discussions are underway about raising the terror alert status.

Here’s the statement from DHS, via CNN’s Vaugh Sterling:

“As we know from the intelligence gathered from the Osama Bin Laden raid, Al Qaeda has shown an interest in important dates and anniversaries, such as 9/11. In this instance, it’s accurate that there is specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information. As we always do before important dates like the anniversary of 9/11, we will undoubtedly get more reporting in the coming days. Sometimes this reporting is credible and warrants intense focus, other times it lacks credibility and is highly unlikely to be reflective of real plots underway. Regardless, we take all threat reporting seriously, and we have taken, and will continue to take all steps necessary to mitigate any threats that arise. We continue to ask the American people to remain vigilant as we head into the weekend.”

A government official told CNN that “weird things” raised questions about the intelligence but officials felt they should inform people because of the upcoming 9/11 anniversary.

Business Insider

Sep 092011

Images from 9/11 are still chilling, even 10 years after the attacks shook the world. In the country that’s been at the forefront of that war, it can be hard to find people who remember why foreign troops arrived in the first place. We continue our special coverage of the 9/11 anniversary, with this report from Afghanistan.

Sep 092011