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Muammar Qaddafi
Obama (Secretly) Welcomes Qaddafi aboard the Counter-Jihadist Intelligence Train
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2010

The Libyan ruler has long been angling for United States acceptance as an intelligence partner in the war on al Qaeda. A deal was struck with the Obama administration last September, providing a flow of intelligence input from Tripoli and for turning Libyan ex-jihadists into double agents.

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Iran and China are engaged in secret negotiations
Why Is Beijing Thinking of Selling Tehran 19.75%-Enriched Uranium?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2010

Iran is more ready than before to go back to the negotiating table and buy enriched uranium abroad because of technological glitches in its enrichment processing. China is not averse to cooling the crisis climate surrounding Iran's nuclear program.

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Najibullah Zazi, arrested last year
Two more arrested in ongoing NYC terror investigation
DEBKAfile Special Report January 9, 2010

Two men were arrested Friday, Jan. 8, suspected of being accomplices of Naijubullah Zazi, who was charged with a plot to bomb New York's transit system a year ago in Colorado. On Friday too, Friday too, the Nigerian, Umar Abdulmutallab, flanked by two American lawyers, told a federal court he was not guilty of trying to blow up the Northwest Airlines jet on Christmas Day.  He boasted that 20 young Muslims were training in Yemen to blow up airliners.

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Saudi FM Saud al-Faisal
New Egyptian-Saudi peace plan presented to Obama Friday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 7, 2010


At the core of the new peace proposal would be a letter signed by the US presidential underwriting an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord based on pre-1967 borders with adjustments to accommodate demographic changes, limited territorial swaps and support for East Jerusalem as capital of a future Palestinian state.
 

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Obama has security chiefs on the carpet
Obama: We failed to connect the dots or act promptly
DEBKAfile Special Report January 6, 2010

 US president Barack Obama, in a speech after meeting top security chiefs, Tuesday, Jan. 5, said: We had enough information to foresee and prevent the attempted bombing [of the Northwest airliner] on Christmas day." But it was not fully analyzed or leveraged for putting the suspect on the no-fly list. "I will not accept this. We have to do better and must do it quickly."

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Yemen president Ali Abdullah Salah
The US cannot afford a new Yemen front or rely on its president
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2010

US official spokesmen have stepped up their rhetoric against al Qaeda in Yemen but do not have the manpower resources to open another anti-terror warfront in addition to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and to a lesser degree Somalia, debkafile's Washington sources report.
Washington has a problem with the Yemen president: In the ten years since al Qaeda blew up the USS Cole in Aden harbor, Salah has conducted a dual policy, posing as America's faithful ally in the war on al Qaeda  while maintaining close back-door ties with al Qaeda in Yemen and giving them his protection.

Yemen's revolving door for captured terrorists is part of this two-faced presidential strategy. 109. Jan. 4

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Targeted: Northwest 253
Failed airliner attack was tardy wake-up call
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 29, 2009

The failure of Lagos and Amsterdam airport security to detect the explosives the Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab carried aboard two flights on Christmas Day was a side-effect of US intelligence policy-makers' flawed approach to al Qaeda. Until the agencies which fell down on the tasks of thwarting and combating terror are overhauled and change their approach, Americans will continue to be caught napping.
More about this in debkafile Special Analysis.

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Delta plane landed safely
The Rich Jihadi Proved Western Anti-Terror Measures Don't Work
DEBKAfile Special Report December 27, 2009

If Reid goes down in terror history as "the shoe bomber", Abdulmuttallab may be remembered as the Rich Jihadi, the son of a wealthy Nigerian banker and ex-minister, the second millionaire-terrorist to follow in the footsteps of the first, Osama bin Laden.

Abdulmuttallab admitted to links with al Qaeda and receiving the explosives in Yemen.

This contradicts earlier US attempts to play down the incident by claiming he was a loner.
Al Qaeda's record since its first attempt to blow up New York's Twin Towers in 1993 is remarkably consistent; deviating very little from their methods of operation or their targets and remain fixated on their primary goal of smashing America as the Western world's superpower

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