1. Contradicting the latest politicized NIE, Western intelligence agencies believe Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has set up a network for producing advanced P-2 centrifuges to enrich uranium much faster. The Iranian nuclear weapons program is not dormant.
2. The bombing in Kabul near the Indian embassy which killed over 40 may have been designed by al-Qaeda to stoke Indo-Pak tensions that have been relatively cool and managed since 2001. Pakistan has mistrusted and resented India's involvement in the rebuilding and security of Afghanistan.
3. Al-Qaeda's As-Sahab Media has published the 34th release this year, glorifying a terrorist who blew himself up in Afghanistan. Curious contradiction between his purportedly significant stature yet embarkation on suicide mission. Deceased is on tape describing how he and al-Qaeda trained Somalis to fight US forces after the invasion that led to the 'Blackhawk Down' events.
4. Report says that Palestinians have received nearly $1 Billion in direct aid in the past six months. Meanwhile, another mortar attack from Gaza violates the ceasefire and the PA's Abbas meets with Islamic Jihad leadership in Syria.
New As-Sahab Video In Honor of Slain al-Qaeda Commander - CBS
EUROPEAN MISSILE SHIELD
Poland tries to save U.S. missile-defense deal - Washington Times
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
An al-Qaeda Threat in the United Arab Emirates? - Jamestown.org