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Rapid Recon of World Events: 24May2010

Some major changes are coming soon to ThreatsWatch including appearance, freshness and regularity of content and how you use the site. In the meantime, while the construction is being completed, here's what caught our eye in the overnight.

THE BIG STORY . . .

New Anwar al-Awlaki Video Advocates Killing Of American Civilians, Praises 'Student' Nidal Hassan, Ft. Hood Massacre 'Hero'

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The Video: Yemeni-American Jihadi Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki in First Interview with Al-Qaeda Media Calls on Muslim US Servicemen to Kill Fellow Soldiers (English Subtitles)

Joscelyn: Declassify Intelligence On Anwar al Awlaki's 'Students'

This Morning: US tourists feared kidnapped in Yemen

ARIZONA & IMMIGRATION SECURITY

Top DHS Official Says Feds May Not Process Illegals Referred From AZ: "I don't think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution."

...But Text Of The AZ Law States Simply "Cooperative Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Throughout All of Arizona."

Go Back to Mexico: "Uncouth President Calderon wore out his welcome."

ISRAEL'S IRAN DEFENSE QUESTIONED

Israel Arms May Not Be Enough to Stop Nukes - Only Way? 'US Must Kill Iran's Power Plants'

IRAN

US: Turkey's Nuclear Deal With Iran Will Push US, NATO Away

The Fruits of Weakness . . .

Iranian Opposition Leader: Regime Provoking Sanctions That Will Hurt Ordinary Iranians

More A Bargain Than A Threat: Iran Says Could Cancel Uranium Deal Over Sanctions

So We'll Sanction Iran, But... Obama Lifts Clinton-Era Sanctions Against Russian Weapons Firms Stocking Iran?

Iran's Bargaining Chip: American Hikers Jailed in Iran

. . . Demands U.S. Propose Prisoner Swap

NATIONAL DEBT AS A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE

When Debt is a National Security Issue: "Of the world's top 25 debtor nations, the number that are U.S. allies: 19."

Understanding The European Financial Crisis In 150 Seconds:

SOMALIA

Fighting Between al-Qaeda-Linked al-Shabaab and Somali Troops Kills 20 in Mogadishu

The Islamists Were Attacking Somali Presidential Palace

AFGHANISTAN

Taliban Earn $2,400 Bounty for Each NATO Soldier Killed

Bounty Hunting: Taliban Rocket Attack Prevents UK Defence & Foreign Ministers' Sleep-Over Visit to Kandahar Airbase

Taliban Attack Kandahar Airfield: In Context With Other Recent Attacks, Including Bagram Airbase

Afghanistan's Peace Jirga Delayed . . .

PAKISTAN

LA Times Is Right: "Pakistan tribal region no simple target"

Too Bad The LA Times Leaned So Heavily On Hamid Gul For Their Report: Gul's A Very, Very Bad Man

GAZA, ISLAMISTS AND SUMMER CAMPS

Yemen Al-Qaeda Training Gaza Groups to Attack Israel

Islamists Torch UN Childrens' Summer Camp in Gaza

NORTH KOREA: SINKING SHIP, SINKING OUTLOOK

South Korea Cuts Off Trade with North Over Sinking of Warship

'North Korean Spy Arrested' - Was Scouting, Stealing Secret Info On SoKor Subway Systems

Think Quick: Who else also scouts their enemies' subways systems?

UPDATE:

Syrian Dictator Bashar Assad: Obama has failed in peace efforts and lost influence in Mideast

More Joscelyn: Did The Obama Administration Warn Pakistan After Shahzad Links?

Are We Serious About Security Policy?

In This Hemisphere: Violent Unrest Spreads In . . . Jamaica. Over Drug Extradition.

Mogadishu: The 'Most Dangerous' City In The World (Video Report) (Thanks to Flopping Aces)

Notes

The Jawa Report: Anwar Al Awlaki New Video Advocates Killing Of American Civilians/Killing of Fellow Soldiers by Muslims Serving in the Military

MEMRI: Yemeni-American Jihadi Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki in First Interview with Al-Qaeda Media Calls on Muslim US Servicemen to Kill Fellow Soldiers

The Weekly Standard: Declassify Intelligence On Anwar al Awlaki's 'Students'

FOXNews: Top Official Says Feds May Not Process Illegals Referred From Arizona

Arizona Legislature: Immigration Law Text (PDF)

Washington Times: Go back to Mexico

Washington Times: Israel arms may not be enough to stop nukes

Washington Post: Spat over Iran may further strain relations between allies U.S., Turkey

National Review Online: The Fruits of Weakness - Charles Krauthammer

Telegraph: UN sanctions will hurt ordinary Iranians, says Mousavi

Reuters: Iran could cancel uranium deal over sanctions

Liberty Pundits: Obama lifts Clinton-era sanctions against Russian weapons firms stocking Iran

Ski Channel: American hikers jailed in Iran may be bargaining chip

FOXNews: Iran Demands U.S. Propose Prisoner Swap for Three U.S. Hikers Labeled 'Spies'

RealClearPolitics: When Debt is a National Security Issue

Rantburg: Fighting in Somali capital kills 20

Washington Times: Rebels attack Somali leader's palace

Daily Times: Taliban earn 」1,600 bounty for each NATO soldier killed

Times Online: Attack prevents ministers' visit to Nato base

Long War Journal: Taliban attack Kandahar Airfield

The Weekly Standard: Afghanistan's Peace Jirga Delayed

LA Times: Pakistan tribal region no simple target

The Weekly Standard: Threat Perception and Risk Inversion

Ha'aretz: Yemen Al-Qaida training Gaza groups to attack Israel

Jerusalem Post: Islamists torch summer camp in Gaza

Telegraph: South Korea cuts off trade with North over sinking of warship - Telegraph

Telegraph: 'North Korean spy arrested'

Ha'aretz: Syria: Obama has failed in peace efforts and lost influence in Mideast

Weekly Standard: Did The Obama Administration Warn Pakistan?

CSP: Are We Serious About Security Policy?

CNN: Unrest Spreads in Jamaica

Flopping Aces: The 'Most Dangerous' City In The World'

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