Global Islamic Terrorism Advisory

02 January 2009: There are significant threats to American and Israeli interests worldwide which have become more pronounced since the IDF initiated the much belated military action against HAMAS in the Gaza Strip. These threats fall in two distinct categories, but are in fact virtually identical in essence.

Sunni Islamist Threats: All United States and Israeli embassies and consulates around the world are high probability targets. However, these threats also include terrorist action against any and all United States and Israeli citizens, places of worship and other interests anywhere in the world.

Shi’a Islamist Threats: Statements from officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, have issued specific terrorist threats (i.e. threats which if carried out amount to specific Acts of War) against both the United States and the State of Israel. These threats target citizens, places of worship and their national interests worldwide.

U.S. Intelligence Official about Israel: “This is just the beginning”

U.S. Intelligence official “breaks silence” on Israel situation”

31 December 2008: Northeast Intelligence Network director Doug Hagmann interviewed a highly-placed U.S. intelligence official late yesterday who not only confirmed rumors about escalated and more intensive Israeli military operations against the Muslim terrorists in Gaza, warned of the increasing probability of abandonment of Israel by the U.S. and other Western countries based on what he termed “malicious intelligence.”

“Remember that term,” advised this well-placed intelligence official, “you’ll be hearing it again.”

“This is just the beginning,” stated this intelligence official, who wished to remain anonymous. This official stated that the possibility for a much more protracted ground war is more likely today than at any other time in the past, adding that Israel is exercising her right to protect herself from her enemies in Gaza. But there is a catch, noted this official, and a big one at that: Israel could be about to lose the support of the United States.

“I have every reason to believe, based on what I’ve seen at my level of [security] clearance especially over the last several years, that Israel will soon be completely on their own… or worse.” When asked what could be worse than losing the support of the United States, he stated: “when our administration provides more support to Arab countries [with] financial and military aid, undercutting Israel’s defense efforts all while pushing Israel to succumb to the pressure of unreasonable demands designed to end with their political annihilation as a nation.”

According to this official, the U.S. has been slowly proceeding down this road. He cited the 2005 surrender of Gush Katif to the Palestinian Authority as one critical example of the slow dismantlement of Israel as a viable nation. “Despite critical intelligence outlining in every possible manner imaginable that this would be a disastrous move leading to the events we are seeing today, it was done anyway,” he stated.

“We are seeing the very scenario play out today that was outlined in intelligence briefs three and four years ago. Knowing that, there is something very wrong with this picture,” he stated.

He added that Western media is also playing a very big role in the current war in the Middle East, thanks, in part, to carefully worded statements prepared by political officials in Washington. Officials in the current administration, like some previous administrations, submit carefully crafted informational releases to a media that is controlled by those having special interests that are contrary to a legitimate peace in the Middle East.

“The game is rigged. At the highest levels of power in the U.S. and even by some in power in Israel, the game is rigged,” he emphasized.

The next obvious question in this interview was, of course, “how is it rigged?” followed by ”how are you in a position to know?”

This official responded by stating that he has spent the last two decades serving in “an unfortunate position where intelligence and politics meet and often collide.” Now, merely days away from retirement, he stated that he is looking forward to leaving his position after conducting over 20 years of intelligence work “that has been molded and massaged to advance the agendas of a select few.”

He continued: “When an intelligence work product that has been thoroughly and properly vetted is submitted to those in Washington, and I see a completely different and entirely inaccurate product intentionally submitted and aired in the media, only to be told ‘that is the way it must be,’ then I know it’s time for me to leave.”

“It is obvious to me that most Americans don’t understand or don’t care what is actually happening in the Middle East relative to Israel. People don’t understand history, or have been subjected to revisionist history based on lies and more lies. Add to that a media that fails to provide an accurate assessment of what is taking place in Israel, in Gaza, and you end up with a very bad situation for Israel,” stated this source. He added that the disinformation coming and going to and from Washington is getting worse, as is the media bias against Israel.

The events currently taking place in Israel are extremely perilous for Israel and especially perilous for the national security of the United States, according to this source. Contrary to the accepted assessments of “Middle East experts” in the news, our intelligence services have “ample evidence to prove active collusion and support between HAMAS and other terrorist organizations, both Sunni and Shite. Further, there is a level of Iranian complicity in this war that is not being talked about, or being dismissed out of hand because of the schism between the Sunni and Shia sects,” stated this source.

Coming next:

More from this interview, in addition to an interview arranged by this intelligence official with a high-ranking Israeli IDF official conducted on 31 December 2008.

Pentagon: Israel will soon attack Iran

1 July 2008: A senior Pentagon official says there is an “increasing likelihood” that Israel will launch an attack on Iran before the year’s end, PressTV reported.

Read the complete article at Iran News

An Analysis of Israel’s Explicit Threat to Strike Iran

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

25 June 2008: For the past few days global media has been abuzz with the purposefully leaked news that Israel conducted a massive “dress rehearsal” for a strategic preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. This “dress rehearsal” reportedly involved a combined strike package of more than 100 Israeli Air Force F-15I Ra’am (Thunder), F-16I Sufa (Storm) strike aircraft, supported by KC-707 refueling tankers and heliborne SAR (Search and Rescue) troops in the eastern Mediterranean Sea extended to a distance equal to that required to reach the postulated primary Iranian nuclear infrastructure target set located at Natanz, Arak, Esfahan, and, possibly, the soon-to-be online Russian-built and fueled reactor at Bushehr. [Read more...]

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri Audio Message: Attack Israel & U.S.

“Let us strike their interests everywhere, just as they gathered against us from everywhere, and let them know that every dollar they spend on the killing of Muslims, there will be shed blood instead in return.”

23 March 2008: Muslim terrorist and al Qaeda’s second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri issued an audio statement early today that was uploaded to web sites used by Islamic terrorists and sympathizers. Zawahiri instructed Muslims everywhere to attack Israel and the U.S., including all related interests, “in defense of the Palestinians in Gaza.”

The statement from al Zawahiri follows the recent messages from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who called on Muslims fight for the “liberation” of the Palestinians. A CIA analysis of the audio verified the authenticity of the message.

Who Really Killed Imad Fayez Mughniyeh?

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

17 February 2008: As America, Israel and our other allies in the Middle East brace for a violent covert or overt military retaliation from Hezbollah, Syria and Iran for the alleged assassination of Imad Fayez Mughniyeh, it is a moral and ethical imperative that Americans, Israelis and our allies know of and understand the undercurrents of what it is that the Arab street have been saying about Hezbollah, Syria and Iran. In being true to a long-existent template, the so-called “mainstream media” in America and the West once again has failed to fully inform the public about the necessary details.

Having been to Kuwait in recent years I know of one Arab source of information which has been consistently cutting-edge and truthful no matter what the apparent cost. That source is Ahmed Al-Jarallah, the editor-in-chief of the Arabic language Dar Al-Seyassah Press and the English-language mirror publication The Arab Times. Al-Jarallah has gone on record describing the dominance of Iran in all things related to terrorism, and its total controlling influence over the present government of Syria. Details will follow, but to know who really killed Imad Mughiyeh we must look to Tehran in order to understand who really killed him, if he was really killed and what true agenda the reported killing is intended to facilitate. The words of Ahmed Al-Jarallah will assist me in telling that story.

The reported assassination of Mughniyeh has as a bottom line result the threat of major covert or military action primarily against Israel – the focus of Iranian, Syrian and Hezbollah claims of responsibility for the alleged killing. America also has been implicated, which is par for the course when it comes to the Ayatollah and his sock-puppet mouthpieces, beginning in Tehran with Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad and ending in Beirut with Hassan Nasrallah.

We have all been aware for quite some time now that the global and regional political and military agenda of the Iranian leadership has emanated from the central and uniquely Shi’a hadith religious impetus surrounding the appearance of the al-Mahdi, the so-called 12th Imam, a child Imam who has been waiting at the bottom of an Iranian water well for the past 1,200 years only to reappear on the world stage as a 40-year old conquering savior. Anything and everything that can be done must be done according to the Iranian eschatology to hasten the appearance of the Mahdi. Among those anythings and everythings engaged in by Iran is the general purpose making stuff up as they go along, the creating of deliberate and deceptive falsehoods as well as staged killings not seen since 1979 which was precipitated by the most prolific Shiite murderer Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran, a Shiite precursor al-Mahdi.

Perhaps the alleged killing of Imad Fayez Mughniyeh was just such a deliberately calculated and staged deception. This alleged killing was staged in Damascus, the scheduled site of the upcoming Arab League summit on 29-30 March 2008. At his point I’ll turn to Ahmed Al-Jarallah’s commentary of January 19, 2008 to provide context.

”ARAB leaders and their representatives are heading for Syria although Damascus is sick and has been confined to the intensive care unit in Tehran… and put on life-saving support, although the Arabs have been trying in vain to bring the Syrian regime to their fold. The Syrian regime might have listened to advice if it was alive, but the problem is that the restless regime in Iran is feeding Syria with its expansionist intensions and those who have agreed to abandon their group and surrender their decisions, their blood and their future to Tehran. Therefore, the Arabs will return from Damascus with a bag of high quality lies, part of the deceit which surrounds Damascus because it submits to the dictates of Tehran. To save its face, the regime in Damascus always blames others and accuses them of not cooperating with it. These excuses are worse than the sin itself.”

What goes on in Damascus is controlled completely by the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Before arriving in Damascus about one week ago, Imad Fayez Mughiyeh was in Tehran receiving his orders for upcoming operations – operations clearly intended to preface the Arab League Summit in Damascus at the end of March.

Here now are a series of excerpts from the most recent commentary from Ahmed Al-Jarallah which provide us with some very descriptive analysis dated February 14, 2008 on the Damascus security apparatus the alleged assassins had to overcome in getting to Mughniyeh.

”Israel has allegedly cracked a security strategy created to protect [Mughniyeh] as well as the security system of Hezbollah, which spends around 20 million dollars monthly on its security personnel, protectors and its monitoring and information system. Israel is also said to have succeeded in cracking the security and secret intelligence system of Syria and planted a bomb inside [Mughniyeh’s] car. If Israel is indeed behind all of these events, it would not wait even a single minute to declare its victory, especially after the war in July 2006. It would have distributed photos of such operations through the satellites to show its strength to the whole world.

If the allegations of Hezbollah on the assassination of [Mughniyeh] are true, it only means that Hezbollah has finally acknowledged Israel’s victory. This is a disgrace to Syria as such accusations are tantamount to underestimating its security system considering [Mughniyeh] died in a bomb blast in a residential area in Damascus. On the other hand, if Syria killed [Mughniyeh], it is then logical to conclude that it is a haven for terrorists. [Mughniyeh] carried out his terrorist activities under the pen name ‘Al-Hajj Redwan’. He was later reduced to nothing as he became one of Syria’s sacrifices to protect the image it is trying to project to the US and Israel. As mentioned in an article published last week, Syria regards people as ‘disposables’, who can be thrown away after being used.
Mughaniya served Syria and its Iranian allies. They entrusted him with their secrets and kept his identity a top secret only to be assassinated through a bomb blast like many Lebanese officials. Syria has blamed others for these assassinations but the truth will come out soon just like the secrets of those who worked with Osama Bin Laden. No matter how hard Syria tries to hide the truth, it will definitely come out sooner or later. If Israel is the real assassin, Syria is no longer safe for terrorists but if Syria is the assassin then the resistance [i.e.: terrorist] groups under its wing should no longer trust Syria. Let this serve as a warning to Khalid Meshal [Damascus-based leader of HAMAS] as he is the next target.”

If either postulation is correct regarding Imad Mughniyeh the net result is that Iran, its proxy state Syria and its proxy terrorist groups of Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, HAMAS, and yes, Al Qaeda, have been provided themselves a public relations excuse to launch covert or direct military action against Israel, America and our allies all over the world. Indeed, if we take the Mughniyeh “funeral” statement made by Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah at face value it would seem that the era of ambiguous Islamic terrorism is over, and we are now faced with a declared all-out war with these Islamists. So be it.

At this point it would behoove Syria to immediately take heed of the concluding sentence of Ahmed Al-Jarallah in the first linked article. “Syria will get the lion’s share of this treatment because playing with forbidden tools brings grave consequences.” Indeed. If what the Iranian’s have planned for Israel is launched from Syria then the near-term real estate value of Damascus will soon be not unlike that of the real estate value of Chernobyl, Ukraine.

September 6, 2007: “We came so close to WWIII that day”

25 October 2007: It does not matter whether you believe the next “all out war” will be called WWIII or WWIV. What matters is that we were perilously at that very precipice on 6 September 2007. Bone chillingly close, as a matter of fact.

Most Americans will probably stare blankly at you when you mention the events of September 6, 2007 - until you ask them to read the following article written by James Forsyth and Douglas Davis. They provide a bone-chilling account that supports the intelligence we provided on this web site following that event.

EXCERPTED:

A meticulously planned, brilliantly executed surgical strike by Israeli jets on a nuclear installation in Syria on 6 September may have saved the world from a devastating threat. The only problem is that no one outside a tight-lipped knot of top Israeli and American officials knows precisely what that threat involved.

Even more curious is that far from pushing the Syrians and Israelis to war, both seem determined to put a lid on the affair. One month after the event, the absence of hard information leads inexorably to the conclusion that the implications must have been enormous.

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If Israel’s military strike on Dayr as Zawr last month was surgical, so, too, was its handling of the aftermath. The only certainty in the fog of cover-up is that something big happened on 6 September - something very big. At the very least, it illustrates that WMD and rogue states pose the single greatest threat to world peace. We may have escaped from this incident without war, but if Iran is allowed to continue down the nuclear path, it is hard to believe that we will be so lucky again.

COMPLETE ARTICLE - A MUST READ

Israel Warns World War III May be Biblical War of Gog and Magog

19 October 2007: Sound like we’ve taken leave of our senses? Think again. It’s not US saying this - there are NUMEROUS individuals who are in positions of political authority in the U.S. and overseas who are giving this “possibility” a deeper look.

US President George W. Bush said a nuclear Iran would mean World War III. Israeli newscasts featured Gog & Magog maps of the likely alignment of nations in that potential conflict.

Channel 2 and Channel 10 TV showed the world map, sketching the basic alignment of the two opposing axes in a coming world war, in a manner evoking associations of the Gog and Magog prophecy for many viewers. The prophecy of Gog and Magog refers to a great world war centered on the Holy Land and Jerusalem and first appears in the book of Yechezkel (Ezekiel).

On one side were Israel, the United States, Britain, France and Germany. On the other were Iran, Russia, China, Syria and North Korea.

US President Bush said Wednesday during a press conference that Iran attaining nuclear weapons raises the risk of “World War III.”

“If Iran had a nuclear weapon, it’d be a dangerous threat to world peace,” Bush said. “So I told people that if you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested [in preventing a nuclear Iran] - I take the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon very seriously.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Iran Tuesday and slammed the US’s refusal to rule out the use of force against Iran’s nuclear project. “Not only should we reject the use of force, but also the mention of force as a possibility,” he said.

Russia has blocked tougher UN sanctions in the UN Security Council, where it has veto power. The Russian president asserts that there is no evidence Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons rather than a peaceful nuclear power program.

Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni called for a new Security Council resolution against Iran at a press conference following her meeting with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Wednesday. “I do believe there is a need for another Security Council resolution,” she told reporters. “In the past, the need to get everybody on board - including Russia and China - led to some compromises on the nature of the sanctions. I hope this will not be the case this time.”

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced Wednesday a sudden trip to Moscow Thursday morning, where he will meet with Putin about Iran. Other topics of discussion will reportedly be Russia’s continued supply of weapons to Syria, which have then made their way into the hands of various terrorist groups based there as well.

Source: Israel National News

Israel Busts Cell That Allegedly Planned to Kidnap Americans

19 June 2007: Israel has arrested 12 members of a cell that planned to kidnap American citizens, Israeli security officials said Tuesday.

The cell from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a small PLO faction, hoped to demand release of their leader, Ahmed Saadat, who is in an Israeli prison after his group claimed responsibility for assassinating an Israeli Cabinet minister. The statement did not give further details about the alleged plot.

The cell also planned to attack a synagogue in Modiin, a town of 60,000 between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, the statement said. The cell’s leader, Rasmi Shawarne of Kfar Dura, used his job as a construction worker in Modiin to gather information about the town. Shawarne had no permit to work in Israel, the security officials said. Saadat, the imprisoned leader, heads the PFLP. In 2001, gunmen from Saadat’s faction assassinated an Israeli Cabinet minister, Rehavam Zeevi, in a Jerusalem hotel. Israel’s attorney general determined there was not enough evidence to indict Saadat in the assassination, but he is being held on other security charges.

Unambiguous Common Sense about ‘The War

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

15 June 2007: With the so-called “Main Stream Media” awash with news of HAMAS overwhelming, yet eminently predictable victory in the Gaza Strip, I feel the need to reiterate some long-known truths.

First, it is necessary to provide some definitions. The current conflict is defined simply as “The War”. The War is now and always has been engaged between the forces of a pluralistic and nominally democratic world and the ideology of expansionist Sunni or Shi’a Islam.

Secondly, whenever the word “Islam” is seen by an English-speaking person, that person must understand that the correct translation and meaning of the word is “Submission,” to mean the total submission of individual will to the Muslim god Allah. This is the difference between Muslim Submitters to Allah, and Muslim Apostates and the difference between Muslim Jihad’s and Arab Nationalists.

Third, a question: Why was this Hamas-Fatah war fought at all? The answer lies within the result of an ill-conceived plan known in Israel as “disengagement.” The Gaza Strip was territorially defined in the armistice lines drawn after the 1948 war between Egypt and Israel to delineate Egyptian and Israeli territory. Israel then conquered this land from Egypt in the subsequent Six Day War of June 1967. The disengagement from Gaza plan was executed in 2005 with the unilateral pullout of all Israeli civilians and the abandonment of their homes and settlements from what had been sovereign Israeli territory since the 1967 war. In fact, Gaza is Israeli territory won in battle from Egypt that is currently occupied by HAMAS.

With regard to current media reports on the documents reportedly captured by HAMAS and said to detail the CIA’s activities in this region, this is not news. Many of the CIA activities and assignments referenced have been covered in fairly good detail in the “main stream media” over these many years.

From the 1990’s Clinton Administration forward to the present the CIA was the agency-in-charge of bringing FATAH (Harakat al-Tahrir al-Watani al-Filastini), which was the late-Yasser Arafat’s leading faction within the old PLO, up to all manner of standards required to implement certain protocols of the 1993 Oslo Accords, then the 1995 Oslo II Accords, and ultimately the 1998 Wye River Memorandum. These standards ran the gamut from assessing and mediating security matters between Israel and the PLO, to financial transactions and accounting, to distribution and receipt of weapons, etcetera, etcetera. Again, this is no great secret by any means, and has been an overt CIA responsibility as reported in world media numerous times.

Fatah and its allied factions, such as the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, nominally accepted those multiple and ultimately failed accords from the onset merely to serve as a vehicle to achieve their primary agenda objective: the total elimination of the State of Israel and establishment of a “Palestinian State” in its place. However, HAMAS, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) rejected those accords outright.

What we had then and what we have today at each others throats are two distinct ideologies. Let me be perfectly clear on this critical point, BOTH are top-tier terrorist organizations. However, one is more correctly identified as a secular Arab nationalist set of factions within the Palestinian Authority, (Fatah, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades) who pretend to be Islamic jihadi’s, and the other a true Islamofascist jihad group (HAMAS). BOTH have the same ultimate agenda but hold to fundamental differences in timeline methodologies to achieve their objectives. For these differences as well as for the possession of absolute power over the Palestinian people they wage war and slaughter one another in gangland execution style. The HAMAS-FATAH conflict has occurred sooner rather than later due to the direct influences of Iran and their Syrian allies upon HAMAS.

With specificity to the documents HAMAS claims to have captured. It goes beyond all credulity to believe that the CIA kept its most classified and regionally sensitive files in the vaults of an organization the US government (the Department of State to be exact) has maintained in the alphabetical but number three spot on its official list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations? (See: http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/37191.htm )

Clearly this exposes the fact that the US government will deal with some murder in cold-blood terrorist groups because it is politically expedient to do so. The government of Israel does the same, so too the European Union, Russia, all nations for that matter will deal with some terrorist groups and wage full-scale war on others. It’s the nature of the beast of this world be live and try to survive in.

Key Judgements

Most apparent and important with HAMAS’ total victory in Gaza is that the biggest loser is not really Fatah or the Palestinian Authority. The biggest loser is the USA followed by Israel. We’re the big losers due to our being forced since the Clinton administration to acquiesce to the hitching of our international wagon to a U.S. Government-acknowledged foreign terrorist organization. The CIA’s role in this scheme was to escort this Palestinian wagon across unknown territory and into the “Promised Land” of a Palestinian State. The problem is that it is the same territory upon which Israel has existed in its entirety since 1948, and then after enlargement in 1967. This politically expedient agenda of America’s has been morally bankrupt from the get-go. Apparently the words on our currency, “In God We Trust”, are not entirely accurate. How can we trust in the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob (Israel) when we are making deals with the very agents of evil who seek Israel’s ultimate destruction? We can’t. Period. However, we did, and as a nation we’ll rue the day we relinquished our responsibility to our God and His Sovereignty.

The difference between Fatah and HAMAS is clearly evident in the way HAMAS slaughtered the Fatah after taking the Preventive Security compound in Gaza City. The Islamist HAMAS fighters executed the secular and nationalist Fatah and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades fighters because they are apostate Muslim’s in HAMAS theological view. The Fatah and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade fighters are not true Islamic Jihadi’s - they are secular Arab nationalists with Islamic nomenclatures. The same kind of summary executions have been occurring in Iraq for some time now. The same kind of summary executions occurred in Iran by the hundreds after the return of Ayatollah Khomeini in February 1979.

Both groups have the identical goal of the destruction of the State of Israel. For Fatah and Al-Aqsa terrorists this goal was long-term and thinly disguised with pretensions of peaceful coexistence with Israel, the “peace of Saladin”, if you will. For the Iran and Syria-aligned HAMAS terrorists this goal was and remains a short-term objective. It is apparently a goal they believe they can achieve in the next few months. Any reasonable forecast of this goal will foresee a much larger regional war now that control of Gaza has been achieved by the Islamofascists.

Therefore, unambiguous common sense about “The War” is that we are losing it because both America and Israel have not and are not fighting the war that needs to be fought in the Levant/Eastern Mediterranean or in Iraq. It’s all the same war. Is there any ambiguity in that what has befallen the people of Gaza will befall the people of Iraq should America cut and run? How is Israeli disengagement from the Islamofascist terrorists in Gaza any different from American disengagement from Islamofascist terrorists in Iraq? America as a whole did not see this fact prior to the congressional election of 2004. Hopefully hindsight is as 20/20 as the adage goes. Given the Iranian intent to launch an apocalyptic Middle Eastern war in the near-term, let’s hope we’ll be around to execute its lessons in November 2008.