Israel Matzav: "Two more 'Israeli Arabs' arrested and charged with arson"
Two more 'Israeli Arabs' have been arrested and charged with arson in responses to what was apparently a coordinated effort to set additional fires while fire fighters were responding to the massive Carmel forest fire outside of Haifa last week. (...) >>>
Dec. 9, 2010
Carmel in Israel -
FoxNews: "Fire Kills Dozens in North Israel"
A huge bushfire is raging across the Carmel Mountains near Haifa for the past 6 hours. 40 people are believed to be dead and hundreds wounded. Hundreds of people were evacuated from areas around the Carmel Forest with the help of a large force of rescue workers who were called to the scene to evacuate dozens of homes and close off traffic on neighboring roads.
The 40 casualties are believed to be prisoners and prison guards that were evacuated from the Damon prison. (...) 12,000 people have already been evacuated from their homes tonight and still no sign of fire getting under control. Many countries are already sending help: Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Russia and France. Even Turkey which relationship with Israel have been very tense lately offered to send help.
This is the worst forest fires Israel has ever seen. (...) >>>
Dec. 3, 2010
Justification for mass murder -
Fox News: "Australian Wildfires Could Fuel 'Forest Jihad' Terrorists, Experts Say"
(...) Terrorism experts suspect Muslim extremists are watching closely, too — and taking note of the devastation. While Australian authorities have revealed no evidence linking the wildfires to extremists, terrorism experts say the large death toll, the huge swath of destruction and the massive financial blow to the country are proving to Islamic terrorists that arson can be a highly effective — and simple — tool of holy war. In November, an extremist Web site called on Muslims to launch a "forest jihad" in Australia, Europe, Russia and the United States. The posting, which quoted imprisoned Al Qaeda terrorist Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, said setting forest fires was legal under "eye-for-an-eye" Islamic law.
"Scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands," the posting read. The author of the posting indicated that Nasar — also known as Abu Musab Al-Suri — was urging terrorists to use sulfuric acid or gasoline to start the fires. "Forest fires track well with the latest discussion trends seen in the Al Qaeda forums — easy to do, big impact, low security risk, high media coverage," said Al Qaeda expert Jarret Brachman.
"We've seen these kinds of appeals for action, be it setting fire to forests in Australia, to creating oil slicks on mountain roads in Europe, to poisoning water supplies and driving buses off bridges in the United States. "The fact is that the Al Qaeda ideology is starting to branch out to more of an 'anyone, anywhere, anytime, anyhow' approach." Brachman, author of "Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice," said "forest jihad" fits well in the growing interest among terrorists to establish "Al Qaeda armies of one." "Could [militants] do this? Yes," said Steve Emerson, executive director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism. "It wouldn't be difficult, in the same way that terrorists could poison stored food supplies."
Perhaps more troubling, Emerson said, is that there is very little authorities can do to prevent terrorists from setting deadly wildfires. "It would be absolutely impossible to protect against," he said. (...) >>>
Feb 11, 2009
Sources tell us that in addition 3,700 rounds of ammunition, equivalent to 26,000 bullets, as well as explosives were found in the hideout, all imported from Albania ... (see also "Mapping Terrorism in Greece")
Southeast European Times: "Two arrested in Greece for allegedly starting forest fires"
Police announced on Sunday (August 24th) the arrests of two men suspected of starting forest fires in central Greece. One, an Albanian national, was apprehended in the region of Nafpaktos. Police think he had an accomplice. Separately, a 17-year-old Greek national suspected of starting forest fires over a two month period was detained in the Thesprotia region. (...) >>>
Updated: 24th Aug. 2008
Politeia: "Progress Report: Balkan Irredentism Unabated"
(...) Reverting to Michaletos' update we'll quote only the general developments. The entire 19th June article "Alert level rises for Jihadi attacks in the Balkans" can be accessed on the site of the International Analyst Network: (...) Moreover sources related to the Homeland Security in the USA, have already reported that the 2007 catastrophic wildfires in Greece were probably a form of “pyro-terrorism” by Jihadists, whilst Greek press often reports that up to 2,000 Muslims are being monitored 24/7 for extremist behavior and connections, mostly in the Athens region. Bulgaria last year unraveled its own Jihadi network, which was composed by proselytes and Serbia has managed to break up a radical group in the Sanjak Eparchy. (...) >>>
Updated: 8th July 2008
Politeia: " Pyro Terrorism Goes America"
Further to our post on 26th October "The Wild Fires of Pyro Terrorism", with respect to the now infamous Pakistani secret service (ISI) developed remote bomb triggering devices, we have been informed that since 2004 the NATO forces in Afghanistan have noted the Taliban began using mobile phones to detonate car bombs and booby traps.
The contraptions have now surfaced in the US, while terrorist related websites apparently are calling for ' Forest Jihad': "Jihad is an art just like poetry, music, and the fine arts. There are people that draw and there are others that are jihadists. They both act upon inspiration.” Hm, reminds me of the perverted Postmodern aesthetics of blood, death and revolution ... reverting.1389 Blog is reporting as follows (...) >>>
Updated: 28th Jan. 2008
CNN: "Fire chief: 25,000-acre blaze was set" (includes video)
One of the larger fires in Southern California was deliberately started by someone with apparent knowledge of arson, a fire official said Thursday (...) >>>
Updated 26th Oct. 2007, 14:10
Atlas Shrugs: "Setting Fires in California"
... The FBI alerted law enforcement agencies last month that an al-Qaeda terrorist now in detention had talked of masterminding a plot to set a series of devastating forest fires around the western United States. Rose Davis, a spokeswoman for the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, told The Associated Press that officials there took note of the warning but didn't see a need to act further on it.
The contents of the June 25 memo from the FBI's Denver office were reported Friday by The Arizona Republic. Davis declined to share a copy of the memo and an FBI spokeswoman in Denver didn't immediately return a telephone call. The Republic reported that the detainee, who was not identified, said the plan involved three or four people setting wildfires using timed devices in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming that would detonate in forests and grasslands after the operatives had left the country. >>>
Updated 25th Oct. 2007
The Lighthouse: "An Unholy Alliance of Another Kind: Terror, Crime and Gags"
... the all-pervading criminal networks have gained a lot of strength over the past decade due to the opportunities the globalization process provides for their communication, transfer of funds and recruitment. A combination of political aims, ill-aimed business strategies, and abundance of 'executive personnel', is a first clue of what might have caused the current situation and what lies ahead, not just for Greece but for the whole world.
The only organizations having the logistics in place for the series of arson attacks are international criminal networks. "... only an internationally networked factor could have organized the whole scheme, preferably associated with illegal industries such as narcotics, trafficking and weapons smuggling.
... the idea behind pyro terrorism is "why take the trouble of resorting to dirty bombing when you've got perfectly good, unconventional, asymmetric, large scale arson at your disposal? >>>
Updated 12th Sept. 2007
The Lighthouse: "Greece Disaster Relief Night"
Tom Hanks has just contributed 100,000 Euros towards the Greek disaster relief fund. Thanks from the heart, Tom!
- 2nd September - "The War Against the Greek State"
- 28th August - "Greece: The Political Fall-Out Begins"
- 27th August - "No Let up: Devastating Wildfires, Earthquakes and ...!"
- 26th August - "Burning Our History"
- 26th August - "Who's Burning Greece?"
Updated 5th Sept. 2007
Related: "Mapping Terrorism in Greece"