Category Archives: In-Depth

In-depth investigative reports spanning numerous issues that pose a threat to the safety, security and sovereignty of the U.S. and the West.

Benghazi explained: Interview with an “Intelligence Insider” (Part II)

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By Douglas J. Hagmann

29 November 2012: Author’s note: This is part two of a multi-part interview with a government insider intimately familiar with the events that took place in Benghazi. It is important to note that the information contained in this series was developed from interviews that spanned over 100 hours. In this part, the insider provides information about the events of the attack and the continuation of the cover-up at the highest levels of our government. (For Part I, please click here).

We’ve heard different accounts and different timelines concerning the attack at Benghazi. What exactly happened?

First, people must understand that the compound that was attacked was situated in a somewhat rural area and was not a consulate, but a rented villa, or a residential structure. The residence was the primary building, and what has been referred to as the annex was located about 1800 feet away as the crow flies, but just over a mile to travel by road. And again, visible security was not present as the compound was the headquarters for a covert operation. No one wanted to draw attention to what was taking place at this location.

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Lemmings… At the precipice of WWIII

A well-connected source just secreted me a copy of the script, and if it plays out as currently written, it’s guaranteed to be a horrible, horrible ending… for the Lemmings.

By Douglas J. Hagmann

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8 October 2012: The 1958 Disney documentary ‘White Wilderness’ purported to show how furry little arctic rodents called Lemmings, lived and died in a natural cycle of life and death.  The film convincingly told us how when their numbers exploded and the local food supply was in danger of being unable to support them, nature in her all wisdom would inexplicably cause the lemmings to migrate to cliffs and jump into the freezing arctic waters. Those that survived the fall didn’t turn back after being roused to their senses by the icy cold. Instead they pressed on, a tangled mass of fur moving away from their natural element into ever deeper waters and their inevitable death.  The film was beautifully shot and edited which earned the producers an Academy Award as a documentary film.

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Special Hagmann & Hagmann Report: Practical preparedness for what lies ahead

Special 3-hour “Seminar” about practical preparedness

Monday, 1 October 2012: If you’re awake to current events, then you’re undoubtedly concerned about being prepared. There is, however, a big difference between the many discussions you’ve listened to about preparedness versus the practical aspect of being prepared. Don’t make the mistake of believing you’re ready for any disaster, be it man made or natural, to learn that you were not as prepared as you thought.

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Middle East Analysis: WWIII fuse has been lit

By Douglas J. Hagmann

15 September 2012: After extensive investigation and analysis of the events on September 11, 2012 in Libya and Egypt, there is only one conclusion I am able to reach: the official narrative of the details of these attacks, provided by U.S. officials and parroted by a complicit, unquestioning media, are being deliberately misrepresented with regard to what actually happened. Simply put, we are being lied to. But it’s  much deeper and much more sinister than a simple lie, and it’s not over yet. In fact, what we are seeing is just the beginning.

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In-depth: The truth behind high pump prices

By Douglas J. Hagmann & Joe Hagmann

10 August 2012: We’re seasoned investigators, so we have an inherent desire to dig for the truth. Experience and common sense has shown us that we should never rely on the “accepted” explanation for something when that explanation involves money or politics, and is repeated without challenge by the media. We don’t like liars and thieves, and will expose them whenever possible.

We wanted to get to the bottom of why we’re paying nearly $4.00 per gallon for gasoline at the pump.  We wanted to know who or what is responsible for the current high price of gasoline? In addition to being a major economic burden for American families, it is also a national security issue, especially when our petrodollars are subsidizing Islamic terrorist activities. Continue reading

Serious questions surround Colorado shooting: Peering into Pandora’s box?

Part II: Peering into Pandora’s box

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By Douglas J. Hagmann

29 July 2012: While in police custody, the suspect Holmes did not appear to present any threat to police, who were able to converse with him in a normal manner. They did not transmit any communications that would suggest that he was acting aggressively, was overtly threatening or “insane.”

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Flashback to 2009: Insight into today

1 July 2012: The following in-depth article was published on this web site over three-(3) years ago. It’s amazing to look back at the analysis we offered at that time, compared to current events.

From Anthrax to Zawahiri, searching for answers

By Randy Taylor & Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

11 May 2009: Does anything about the events of the last few months strike you as odd? How about the last few years, or the last few decades? If you’ve been paying attention to Western politics and world events, and if you’ve been closely following politics inside the United States and have become thoroughly confused by the policies, actions and responses of the United States, then you will undoubtedly reply “yes” to that question. Continue reading

Fish & Bird kills: are we getting answers or being placated?

By Douglas J.  Hagmann

7 January 2011: Readers looking for reassuring evidence that the recent massive die offs of fish and birds will find comfort in knowing that such events are historically not all that uncommon. Weather, pollution, parasites and disease are reported as the major culprits behind such events, even as reported yesterday by Glenn Beck. That appears to be the “safe, middle-of-the-road” explanation. It might even be the correct explanation. But what if it’s not?

Also, why are we treated with absurd explanations by our government when the truth, if it is indeed the truth, would be more convincing?

The official government explanation for public consumption, as reported by the corporate media, is that the massive bird kill in Arkansas was the result of loud noises created by New Year’s celebratory fireworks. Spooked and disoriented by the loud noises created by the fireworks, some 5,000 red wing blackbirds were roused from their resting positions and flew into one another and other stationary objects, causing massive blunt force trauma to their internal organs, killing them and causing them to rain from the sky like something out of a Stephen King Novel.

In the event you remain unconvinced, veteran bird curator at the Smithsonian Greg Graves has gone on record, saying that the significance of the event has been exaggerated and the massive “die off is not such a big deal.” Sure enough, as about 163 such events are reported on an annual basis, although most seem to “fly under the radar” due to location and other factors (pun intended).

About the blackbirds, Graves stated that “[t]The blackbirds are considered a nuisance, especially in the south where large winter roosts occur.” In large numbers, they can be noisy, messy and destructive, much like those of us who are in the general “unanointed” population. (Okay, I added that last portion of the sentence for effect).

As to the estimated 100,000 fish found dead within days of the bird deaths just 125 miles away in the Arkansas River, and another 500 blackbirds found dead in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, those incidents could be completely unrelated, noted Mr. Graves. That sentiment was echoed by government officials as well.

Before dismissing the concerns of us regular folks by citing statistics and general causes, however, shouldn’t we be getting answers that are specific to the latest series of incidents? Or at least have someone asking direct and specific questions instead of relying on anecdotal evidence?

After all, we are supposedly at war, and our enemy has made it clear their intent to use biological and chemical weapons. If that is indeed a legitimate threat, doesn’t it make sense to know the truth before shrugging the events off to natural happenstance?

Possible national security implications

After receiving several e-mails about this matter, including one from a soldier with extensive biological and chemical experience currently serving in Iraq, I thought it was time to begin conducting my own investigation. After all, Janet Napolitano is currently busy assisting American troops with reinforcement of the border (between Pakistan and Afghanistan, that is). Perhaps that is the reason that I could find no one in the media posing any direct questions to the Department of Homeland Security about biological or chemical concerns.  As I already noted, others are simply relying on anecdotal evidence to support their conclusions that “there is nothing to see here.”

The first thing I learned, which at first blush supports the historical evidence, is that strange animal deaths en masse have been reported over the years for reasons that one would not ordinarily expect. There have been reports of “flying fish” and “raining frogs,” for example, that were legitimately traced to nearby tornado activity. Not everything is a conspiracy. Odd, yes, but neither nefarious nor completely inexplicable.

The second thing I learned is much more disconcerting. Uncomfortable with merely relying on statistics,  I thought I would pose specific questions about the recent wildlife deaths to the very agency within our government that was created to protect us from threats within our homeland. What I found was troublesome and makes me believe they are not doing their job, at least not in this instance.

Shortly after 9:00 this morning, I called the Department of Homeland Security office in Washington, and the DHS Threat Fusion Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which  covers Arkansas. I introduced myself and my purpose for calling, which was to verify that the Department of Homeland Security has an open investigation into the two incidents involving the bird and fish deaths in Arkansas, given what we know about the current bio-chemical threats to the U.S.

At both locations, I was greeted by pleasant individuals who promptly sent me into telephone transfer hell, and finally to a male DHS agent at the latter location who declined to give his name to “the media.” It was that office and that person I needed to speak with, I was assured by DHS-HQ.

When asked if the Department of Homeland Security is investigating or assisting in the investigation of the two incidents, he stated that the DHS is aware of the incidents but not involved in any capacity. None.

The following is a verbatim transcript of my conversation with the DHS official after being told of the purpose of my contact and providing a proper introduction, and after the official denying any DHS involvement in the matter.

Investigative oversight? I asked. “No,” came the reply.

“Well, isn’t it possible that the deaths could be, however remote, the  result of the release of a chemical or biological agent?” I asked.

“It’s highly unlikely, very doubtful,” he replied.

“How do you know? Have you been in contact with anyone engaged in the necropsies of the birds or fish?” I asked.

“Uh, no,” he replied.

“Well. if you’re not involved in the investigation in any capacity, how do you know?” I pressed.

“We would know,” came his reply.

“Okay, my last question, sir. Would you know if the deaths could be from any action of the U.S. military, such as the Dugway sheep incident back in the late ’60′s? Or would you be informed of-

At that point, he interrupted me, saying: “This has nothing to do with the military and is not a matter under DHS review.”

Our conversation concluded at that point. Clearly, he was becoming agitated by my continuing questions. Before hanging up, I again asked him for his name for the purpose of this article, but he declined citing the same reason.

Research of significant incidents

After combing through numerous news articles and contacting several wildlife agencies, I confirmed that over the last few years, there have been several significant incidents involving the strange or large number of deaths of wildlife in the U.S. and elsewhere. Some can be attributed to the “nature” of things. Others, well, perhaps not.

On 26 July 2002, for example, Paul Sperry reported that during the 18 months previous to that article, health officials in Washington, DC found 407 dead birds infected with the West Nile virus, including two that were picked up at the White House. The method of infection of West Nile into the bird population of the U.S., and specifically into the DC birds themselves, has never been satisfactorily explained.

On 21 December 2007, several dozen birds described as “a flock of Purple Martins” fell from the sky over New York City. Many were found scattered across Staten Island, either falling from the sky or landing, then fall over and begin to twitch and flap as they died. This incident is particularly significant by the very graphic nature of actual amateur video taken of one of the birds after it fell to the ground. Aside from the fact that the birds should have been long gone from that area, the video is clearly indicative of something other than anecdotal evidence that nothing is amiss.

I was surprised by the number of recent wildlife deaths and compiled a list of significant incidents at the end of this article. I also found it interesting the similarities between previous unexplained incidents and those being reported now. For example, on 8 January 2007, Esperance, a town near Perth in Western Australia, was declared a natural disaster area after several hundred birds dropped dead out of the sky and onto people’s lawns over a wide area. At about the same time and halfway around the world, the streets in Austin, Texas were closed as officials cleaned up hundreds of dead birds that also inexplicably fell dead from the sky. To date, neither incident has been sufficiently explained. According to the Australian report, some birds were observed convulsing on the ground before they died.

Nothing out of the ordinary? Perhaps another look at the video from Staten Island might be in order.

The reports today appear similar in nature. It’s easy to dismiss the incidents as freaks of nature, or insisting, without evidence, that “there is nothing to see here” as many are.

Although the entirety of “massive kills” listed below could have innocuous explanations, I believe that we deserve to know the truth. We deserve better from our investigative agencies, making sure that they are on top of things, while making sure that they are not merely the domestic authoritative arms for global restructuring.

Based on my research, I doubt that we will be told the whole truth behind each of these deaths, unless, of course, someday, someone, releases a report like the 1994 GAO accounting of the Dugway sheep kill incident. By then, though, will it matter? I sense that if we continue to accept the inane explanations, fail to ask questions, or continue on our path of blissful ignorance, it is us who might become the next statistic.

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Part II -From the palaces to the tombs: a Pandora’s box of peril

By Douglas J.Hagmann, Director

Déjà vue within New York City’s Prison System

A Muslim prison chaplain with a murder conviction in his background is charged with attempting to smuggle razor blades and scissors into a New York City jail. His immediate supervisor, who is also the executive director of the prison ministerial services that oversees 500-plus people and has other duties involving prisoners and their families, was paroled early on a 15-year-to-life sentence on drug charges and spewing anti-U.S., Jew hating remarks sponsored by the MSA, an organization founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization with ties to terrorists and terrorism. Despite his radical ideology known since 2005, he is permitted to continue in his capacity at taxpayer expense.

The issue of freedom of speech notwithstanding, we are supposed to be a country at war with adherents to the very ideology that is espoused by a Muslim in charge of over 500 people – both paid and volunteers – within our prison system, a known hotbed of radicalization and recruitment. This is an obvious open door to our enemies in the very city that lost thousands of people on 9/11.  Is it mere coincidence that Barack Hussein Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security secretaryJanet Napolitano, and Dora B. Schriro, appointed last September as commissioner of corrections for the NYC DOC have endorsed and embraced the concept of using the criminal justice system in New York to handle Muslim terrorists? No.

An interesting and troubling series of events preceded the Obama’s administration decision to adjudicate the 9/11 terrorists in the NYC criminal court venue. It was on Friday, 13 November 2009 that Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Islamic terrorists involved in 9/11 attacks against America.

Just two months before that decision was made public, Dora B. Schriro, a corrections expert handpicked by the Obama administration to “direct an overhaul of the nation’s troubled immigration detention system,” was named as commissioner of corrections for New York City prisons. So, after just a month in her new position and working closely with Janet Napolitano as her special adviser for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Detention and Removal within the Obama administration, she is then moved to New York City to head the city’s Department of Correction.

This is not her first stint within the New York City prison system. From 1984 through 1989, Schriro served in the administration of Mayor Edward I. Koch, initially as Assistant to the Deputy Director in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and then as Assistant Commissioner in the Department of Correction.  As Assistant Commissioner, she was responsible for delivery of inmate educational programs, the grants office, Ministerial and Volunteer Services, law libraries, recreation programs, work release and special events. It was during this period that Islamic prison outreach and jihad recruitment was permitted to secure the most vigorous foothold within the NYC prison system.

It was also during this period that Warith Deen Umar (born Wallace Gene Marks and also known as Wallace 10X), a Muslim cleric from 1975 to 2000 and employed as the Administrative Chaplain for the State of New York Department of Corrections, where he used his position to recruit numerous Muslim chaplains of similar ideology and counseled inmates on jihad.  Assisted directly by the Saudi government with Saudi money funneled through U.S. based Saudi funded charities, Umar traveled to Saudi Arabia and imported the jihad ideology into New York’s expanding Muslim prisoner population. In 1971 was a member of the Harlem Five, and was tried on conspiracy-to-murder charges. More recently, Umar drew public attention with a speech he delivered at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America in 2009, where he stated that the Holocaust happened to the Jews “because they were serially disobedient to Allah.”

The Obama administration response to the Fort Hood massacre

In the days following the massacre at Fort Hood by a Muslim adherent to the doctrine of jihad, the U.S. military, with the knowledge and approval of Obama and Valerie Jarrett, his close aide, sent a number of chaplains to Fort Hood. Of the Muslim chaplains, Major Dawud Agbere was sent to counsel the troops. A native of Ghana, West Africa and one of six Muslim chaplains in the army, he holds the distinction of receiving hiss training and certification from the Saudi supported GSISS, one of the key U.S. Muslim Brotherhood front organizations as identified by the U.S. Department of Justice.

It is important to note that Army Captain Mohammed Khan, another GSISS graduate, was Sergeant Hasan Akbar’s chaplain. Akbar is the Muslim soldier who attacked his fellow soldiers of the 101st Airborne with a grenade and rifle, killing two and wounding 14 other soldiers.

American Muslim Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Council

Formed by Muslim leader Abdurrahman Alamoudi, he is the also the founder and Executive Director of the American Muslim Council (AMC), a regional representative for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and a member of the Council on American Islamic Relations board of directors. From 1985 to 1990, he served as Executive Assistant to the President of the Saudi-funded SAAR Foundation. He also served as the Islamic affairs advisor to the president during the Clinton administration.

From about 1993 to 1998, the Pentagon retained Alamoudi on an unpaid basis to nominate and approve Muslim chaplain candidates for the U.S. military. Among the chaplains Alamoudi hired was James Yee, who would eventually be arrested in 2003 on suspicion of espionage[x].

In January 2001, Alamoudi attended a conference in Beirut with leaders of numerous terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda.

Despite his known ties to numerous terrorist organizations, “Alamoudi placed chaplains throughout our military,”according to Rep. Sue Myrick, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Interestingly, Alamoudi was even given power of attorney by several Guantanamo Bay detainees, and even persuaded the Pentagon to let an al-Qaeda-tied Saudi charity fly planeloads of Muslim-American soldiers to Mecca. Abdurrahman Alamoudi was arrested in 2003 for fundraising for terrorist organizations.

The depth of the “rabbit hole”

As the chart of relationships illustrates, Saudi funding of terrorist organizations has infiltrated and shaped U.S. policy in virtually all areas, from the tombs of New York to the innermost rings of the Pentagon. While it has taken decades to metastasize, the cancer of Islamic jihad, fueled by the events of 9/11, further emboldened by the globalist agenda of the Bush administration, is now being re-energized by the pro-Islamic Obama administration in ways that the primary architects of the larger plan could only dream about.

America is being aggressively attacked from within like no other time in history. If nothing is done to slow or stop this infiltration, there will come  a time when it will be too late to turn back.

Coming next: More players and a deeper “rabbit hole”

From the palaces to the tombs: a Pandora’s box of peril

By Douglas J.Hagmann, Director

17 February 2010: There is an extensive and complex system of Islamic infiltration within our U.S. Military and our federal and state prison systems. Islamists have been busy recruiting new followers to Islamic jihad, or war against the West, with the help of a “fifth column” of individuals and organizations in place in all branches of our government, supportive non-governmental organizations (NGO), and even the media.

The depth of the infiltration is significant and the consequences ominously prescient. Most recent statistics available show that one out of three African-American inmates in U.S. prisons convert to Islam while incarcerated. The type of Islam to which they convert teaches the same ideology as the 9/11 hijackers, which is the “Wahhabi” or “Salafi form of Islam that originated in and is continually being exported from Saudi Arabia. Scholarly debate of the interchangeability of the terms or the terms themselves aside, it is important to understand that the ideology behind this “fundamentalist” form of Islam is completely incompatible with the culture, politics, and social fabric of the West. Nonetheless, it is being embraced by numerous groups, agencies and individuals inside the United States. Continue reading