Archive for July, 2006

Fundamentalist Islam - attacking us since 1979

By Dr. Laurie Roth Ph.D.
The Laurie Roth Show

21 July 2006: We have been in a war with Fundamentalist Islam since 1979 when obvious attacks started and continued against US and her people. You may recall when our American Embassy in Tehran was seized by a group of Iranian students. Our President went to sleep. It was soon after that that kidnapping and murder of Americans became the new hobby.

April 1983 you may remember when 63 were murdered at our US Embassy compound in Beirut. Then of course there was the attack on the US Marine Corps headquarters in Beirut. 241 servicemen were killed then. The murders of our troops and US civilians continued. Then of course in 2000 a US military Ship was attacked. 17 US Navy Sailors were killed. Planes started to come down….Lockerbie Scotland…cruise ships were attacked….Achille Lauro. Blood letting central continued against us until 2001 when part of us woke up and part of us stayed asleep. 9/11 was being planned for a very long time and just one of the many attacks I believe we gave energy and fuel to because of our endless snoozing regarding countless attacks since 1979! What did we tell these people again and again? Attack us and we pause, we talk a lot, we make lots of public statements, call our attorneys then go back to our parties! Fundamentalist Islam respects only strength. We let them know again and again……the path was clear for bigger and bigger attacks. We weren’t the WW-II generation and wouldn’t clean their clock!

After 9/11 our President did wake up and so did our country. Did we define the war correctly though?….…….no……we talked about taking on a tactic……terror, not fundamentalist Islam. After all, we are so much further ahead with our moral and self esteem development than those rude WW-II folks! Now, we choose not to remember history and know enough not to define our enemy because it might hurt their feelings. If we have to we will kill them but never be rude!!! That is why as we take out terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan that sometimes we have to have anti war camera activists following our troops around snapping pictures to remind the very polite and naïve America at home how rude and murderous our troops really are! They just can’t wait to take out the local civilians.

Then there are those really ugly troops like Lt. Colonel Alan B. West who made the hideous mistake of scaring a terrorist with a “fake out” threat to get information as to where snipers were planning to shoot his troops. How rude!!! Just think of what that poor terrorist went through……the fear. Granted, he did tell Alan what he needed to know and many lives were saved but Alan’s career was ruined and he was forced into retirement instead of promoted to General as he should have been!!!

This war is as real as we have ever fought, whether you agree with our strategy in Iraq or not!!! The attacks have been non stop since 1979. Talking and looking the other way hasn’t worked!!! They aggressively pursue because of their mangled belief about infidels, our freedom and Jihad’s call!

Dr. Paul Williams reminded us last night on my radio show that we are in huge danger and that we have endless proof that Bin laden already has tactical nukes in 7 US cities with sleeper cells just awaiting his direction. They allegedly came up over our metallic and tough Mexican border! Can you imagine that? How would that be possible? We are SO TOUGH on border security!!!! We learned our lesson after our country was brutally attacked!!!…………….NOT! In addition, there is news of Hezbollah cells here and in Canada just waiting to attack if we go after Iran!

Folks if we want to really win this several decade war thrown at us by Fundamentalist Islam we have to do a few things!

1. Define the REAL enemy…..you know….those evil Scottish Highlanders!

2. Back up our military 100%. Stop sending anti war journalists and photographers anywhere around their operations! Our troops are not serial killers and most are noble. Remember that!

3. Close our borders and start taking aggressive assessments as to who is really here! That means monitoring mosques, schools and places where potential extremists are preparing. Peace loving Muslims who love America and freedom should only want to be separated and cleared way away from the killers lurking all over.

4. Take this battle out of the legal and crime world. This is a war not a law suit club! Lawyers and ACLU go home!

5. Stop giving the millions and billions to countries who constantly vote us down in the UN. Take that money we now waste and give it to the Minute Men and other volunteer patriots who have been trying to protect our borders.

6. Tell the media to stick it in their ear and either support our efforts to win this war before nukes go off or shut up!

7. Finally, we need to believe again that America is a nation founded by Christians and is worth saving! Stop apologizing for being alive!

© 2006 Dr. Laurie Roth - All Rights Reserved
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Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in Counseling and held a small private practice for many years. She earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is the proverbial “pastor’s daughter” when it comes to her sense of adventure and her independent thinking. Laurie is a singer/songwriter with five CD albums to her credit, one track, which landed her in Billboard’s top 40 ranks and on the cover of Cash Box Magazine. She plays the piano, keyboard, and violin and has a voice that can penetrate your very soul.
In the late 90’s, Laurie hosted and produced a successful PBS television show called “CD Highway” that aired nationally on 130 TV stations.

What made the show a success was Laurie’s on-air persona as she interviewed stars such as Al Green, Blondie, Pat Bennitar, Chicago, 3 Dog Night, Lou Rawls, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Christopher Cross, Men at Work, Billy Rae Cyrus, Diamond Rio, Rita Coolidge, and dozens more. Laurie is also an accomplished Author, Cartoonist, and Artist. She has hosted successful radio shows in Boston and L.A. before going national.

Why Peace in the Middle East is Impossible

By Randy Taylor,-Independent Analyst

20 July 2006: For years now we have heard debate and discussion on why there is constant conflict in the Middle East. The “Road Map to Peace” was a failure as predicted and there is no peace in sight.

People ask “Why is there constant fighting in the Middle East?” The answer to that age old question is two fold. The first part is that half of the equation is Islam itself and Islam’s attitude towards the rest of the non-Islamic world and the second notable reason is because in every scenario where there is conflict there are actual terrorists or supporters of same in positions of power or influence, the exact positions being those that any negotiations for peace would have to be brokered with.

In other words, it is an exercise in futility. You cannot seriously expect to conduct meaningful negotiations with terrorists or supporters of terrorism. I’m not sure exactly where in the past it suddenly became acceptable to recognize known terrorists as national leaders and show them the respect due to a legitimate head of state. Perhaps it was in 1974 when Yassar Arafat showed up at United Nations with his notorious “Olive Branch” speech. Had we been thinking correctly we should have arrested him on the spot. Instead we placated him as the head of the Palestinian problem while he meanwhile improved and perfected the concept of terrorism as a bargaining tool and a political leverage point while collecting millions upon millions of dollars while being the number one recognized terrorist in the Middle East. When he died, we accepted another terrorist in his place as the recognized leader of Palestine. I guess we didn’t learn from Arafat.

We as a country and as a world community gave terrorism the legitimacy that it has today. Is it too late to change the past mistakes? The answer to that is “No” as Israel is solving the problem right now. Israel’s current mission is to wipe out Hezbollah which is a noble, necessary effort and certainly long overdue. We should make it clear that we support them in their efforts with stern (meaningful- not like the recent warnings we issued North Korean) warnings against their involvement in supporting Hezbollah, Hamas or any of the other terrorist organizations in the region or moving against Israel as nations.

We, not just as Americans or people of the western world, but as civilized humans need to rid humanity of these terrorist entities wherever they are. This isn’t just the job of just the United States and Israel but is the job of the civilized world as a whole. The people in this world that think the solution is by ignoring this threat or staying out of these countries where terrorist thrive are simply stupid people. The terrorists have shown us time and time again that this is not a problem isolated to the Middle East. It cannot be ignored and it will not simply go away by being left unattended. The terrorists have come into our country and attacked us. They will attack us again and next time it will make 9/11 look rather trivial in comparison.

The threat of Islamic terrorism must be crushed now. Not negotiated with, not placated, not supported through trade or economics. We have it in our head somehow without saying it aloud, that the countries that support terrorism have us over a barrel. If we continue to think that way then the terrorists have won. We empower them with that attitude.

I watched Kofi Annan this morning on the television speaking about Israel and the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon. How that idiot maintains that position in the UN is beyond comprehension as he is absolutely without any back bone. The gist of this speech today was that somehow Israel is at fault. What part of combat and armed conflict does this guy not understand? Has he not noticed that Hezbollah is hiding behind civilians? People like Kofi Annan are the primary reason that terrorists have the leverage and power they have today. He should be removed from the UN or the UN should be disbanded altogether as it offers the same seats to terrorist states that it offers to democratic civilized countries.

I applaud Israel in their efforts to hunt down and destroy Hezbollah. The world should do the same as it is in the interest of mankind to see that Hezbollah is destroyed. But, we won’t because we are surrounded by people in our societies that think terrorism will just go away someday. Terrorism is growing, not receding.

Islam and Islamic terrorism is like the water leak in the roof. You can placate the leak with buckets for a while. Soon the roof collapses and the buckets were proven to be a waste of time. Islam and Islamic terrorism is leaking in through the roof, windows and doors. The buckets didn’t work. What are we going to do to insure that the roof doesn’t collapse?

Stay safe.

07.20.06

Rooting out Terror Cells from the U.S. to Canada, from the U.K. to Bombay

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director & Judi McLeod, founding editor, CanadaFreePress

20 July 2006: On Wednesday, an Atlanta federal jury indicted Ehsanul Islam SADEQUEE, 19, on four counts of terrorism-related charges, and also issued a superseding indictment which added three additional charges to those against his co-defendant, Georgia Tech student Syed Harris AHMED, 21. The two men were charged with conspiring to and providing “material support” to “terrorists involved in violent jihad activity” and conspiring to and aiding “a designated foreign terrorist organization.” The Northeast Intelligence Network previously reported on the legal troubles of Syed Harris AHMED in April.

The new charges also allege that AHMED and SADEQUEE underwent “physical and rudimentary paramilitary training to prepare for participation in violent jihad” both overseas and in northwest Georgia. The indictment states that both SADEQUEE and AHMED traveled to the Washington, DC area in April 2005 and videotaped various potential targets, such as the U.S. Capitol, the World Bank headquarters, the Masonic Temple in Alexandria, Va., and in addition to potential DC targets, videotaped a group of large fuel storage tanks near I–95 in northern Virginia. The indictment further claims that both defendants provided aid and assistance to the Pakistan-based terrorist organization [b]Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LeT) and that AHMED planned to “join and fight” with the group.[/b] The terrorist organization LeT is believed to be behind the deadly train bombings in Mumbai (Bombay), India on 11 July 2006.

Connection to the Terrorism Arrests in Toronto, Ontario Canada

According to the indictment, both SADEQUEE and AHMED are accused of having connections to the arrests of terror suspects on June 3, 2006 in the greater Toronto area. Those arrests were facilitated, in part, by the investigation and surveillance conducted on AHMED and SADEQUEE who were initially indicted in March. As reported by this agency, Georgia Tech student Syed AHMED was indicted by a grand jury on 23 March 2006 for the general charge of providing material support of terrorism. Ehsanul Islam SADEQUEE, 19, also of Georgia, was arrested in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka stemming from the same indictment.

As we reported in April, both AHMED and SADEQUEE, naturalized U.S. citizens FROM the Atlanta area, met with at least three other subjects of ongoing FBI terrorism investigations during a trip to Toronto, Ontario Canada in March, 2005 “to engage in activities in support of violent jihad.” SADEQUEE also traveled to Bangladesh to marry and further his jihad-related activities, and AHMED went to Pakistan to do the same, according to the indictment.

Connection to Terror Operative(s) in the U.K.

The indictment also claims SADEQUEE and AHMED provided the videotape of the targets to a co-conspirator in the United Kingdom, Younis TSOULI,, the alleged Internet hacker who is in custody in the UK. Tsouli reportedly ran an online information network for terrorists where they could obtain instructions on such things as building car bombs. the Northeast Intelligence Network exposed the exploits of TSOULI in 2004 and 2005 in an article dated 1 March 2006. The Northeast Intelligence Network exposed TSOULI’s hacking into the Internet servers at the Arkansas Department of Highways as well as George Washington University.

Investigators from the Northeast Intelligence Network, in conjunction with the research staff of CanadaFreePress.com are continuing the joint investigation into this international web of terrorists and acts of intended terrorism.

“The war is no longer that of Lebanon. It is an Iranian war.”

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17 July 2006: Yesterday, Iran’s “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described Israel as “satanic and cancerous” and praised the Lebanese group Hezbollah for its “jihad” against the Jewish state. Stated Khamenei, “This regime is an infectious tumor for the entire Islamic world.” in a speech that was aired on state television.

He rejected the demand by President George Bush that Hezbollah disarm, vowing, “This will never happen.” He also described the Bush administration as the “most hideous” U.S. government in recent years.

Meanwhile, prominent Lebanese politician Walid Jumblat said on Sunday that Lebanon had become a battleground for Tehran’s war with Tel Aviv. “The war is no longer that of Lebanon. It is an Iranian war”, Jumblat told the Arabic satellite station al-Arabiya as Israeli armed forces continued to attack targets in southern Lebanon.

Day Six: Tel-Aviv on “Rocket Alert;” says Rockets are compliments of Iran, Syria

17 July 2006: There is no end in sight – only escalation, as Israel answers Hezbollah rocket attacks for a sixth day Monday. Rockets struck deep inside Israel over the last 12 hours, killing eight people in Haifa, while Israeli planes bombed Lebanon from north to south, raising the death toll on both sides to more than 200. In addition to the Israeli victims at a rail repair facility in the Haifa attack on Sunday, an Israeli rocket blew up a Lebanese army position, killing eight soldiers, and a sea-launched missile killed at least nine people in the southern Lebanese port of Tyre.Following the Haifa attack - Hezbollah’s deadliest strike ever on Israel, Israel warned of “massive retaliation,”, and accused Iran and Syria of providing the weaponry used in this and other attacks.

“Nothing will deter us,” stated Israeli Prime Minister Olmert. According to Israeli military officials, at least four of the missiles were the Iranian-made Fajr-3, with a 22-mile range and 200-pound payload, and far more advanced than the Katyusha rockets the Hezbollah terrorists used against northern Israel in previous attacks.

New Air Strikes

Early Monday, waves of Israeli air strikes struck the Lebanese city of Tripoli and Hezbollah bases in the eastern Lebanese town of Baalbek. Missiles intended for a relay station used by Hezbollah’s al-Manar television missed their target and hit a house south of Beirut, killing four and wounding 10. Israeli missiles hit the Lebanese capital shortly after sunrise Monday, as three loud explosions rocked the southern suburbs while another strike sparked a large fire in Beirut’s port.

Israel targeted radar stations because Hezbollah used them to hit an Israeli ship last Friday. Israel suggested that the Lebanese military is providing logistical support to Hezbollah. According to reports by the Associated Press made by an Israeli army spokesman, “The attacks … are against radar stations used, among other things, in the attack on the Israeli missile boat, by Hezbollah in cooperation with the Lebanese military.”

“Ominous Warnings”

On Sunday, Syria warned that any aggression against it “will be met with a firm and direct response whose timing and methods are unlimited.” Hundreds of cars drove through Damascus on Sunday night with drivers and passengers waving Syrian and Hezbollah flags and honking horns.

Iran threatened “unimaginable damage” to Israel if Syria were attacked, and its “supreme leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Hezbollah was winning its fight against Israel and would not disarm. Iran’s foreign minister headed to Damascus, Syria late Sunday for talks.

Confirmed: Hezbollah Terror Operatives, “Sleeper Cells” Poised in the U.S.

Investigative report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
director@homelandsecurityus.com

Special thanks to Nicole, an independent research assistant who provided archival information for this report.

17 July 2006: Operatives of the Lebanese Islamic terrorist organization Hezbollah, the same group presently firing missiles into Israel and labeled as one of the most dangerous Islamic terrorist group in the world, are believed “to be planning to activate sleeper cells located in New York and other larger cities inside the U.S.” to stage attacks Americans. “The FBI and Justice Department have launched urgent new probes in New York and other cities targeting members of the Lebanese terror group.” Law-enforcement and intelligence officials stated that “about a dozen hard-core supporters of Hezbollah have been identified in recent weeks as operating in the New York City area (alone).”

The above appeared in an article published in The New York Post on May 22, 2006. Not surprisingly, that very same information was verified through several sources within law enforcement agencies and agents contacted by the Northeast Intelligence Network this weekend. One federal law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, stated, “We are very concerned about sleeper-cell activation due to the current ‘effervescent’ situation between Hezbollah in Lebanon and Israel.” The same source confirmed that there is “active surveillance of known surveillance operatives” in New York, and added that surveillance is also being conducted by agents in other U.S. cities.

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The U.S. designated Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization in 1997 and listed it as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) in 2001. Three members of Hezbollah: [b]Imad Mughniyeh, Hasan Izz-al-Din, and Ali Atwa,[/b] are on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list for their role in the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 during which a U.S. Navy diver was brutally murdered.

The extent of Hezbollah activity in the U.S. was first exposed in June, 2002, when two Charlotte, North Carolina, brothers, Mohamad and Chawki Hammoud, were convicted of providing material support to Hezbollah through a cigarette smuggling ring that knowingly directed money to the terrorist organization. In that case, the terror cell reported directly to a senior Hezbollah military commander in Lebanon and was part of a larger North American network responsible for raising funds and procuring dual-use technologies for Hezbollah. Items were purchased in the U.S. as well as Canada; they included goggles, global positioning systems, stun guns, naval equipment, nitrogen cutters and laser range finders.

According to the same federal source providing information to the Northeast Intelligence Network, Detroit is the main center of Hezbollah’s fundraising activity in the U.S. Their international operational budget is estimated to be $200-$500 million annually, including $100 million in contributions provided directly by Iran. Other sources of funding include Syria, U.S. and other national charitable organizations, individual donations, legitimate business, and illegal trade such as illegal arms trading, cigarette smuggling, currency counterfeiting, credit card fraud, theft, operating illegal telephone exchanges, and drug and arms trafficking.

The Presence of Hezbollah in Canada

Investigation by the Northeast Intelligence Network, verified by contacts within CSIS and U.S. federal agencies, confirmed that Hezbollah – banned in December 2002 - has an active presence in Canada. According to Canadian intelligence, Hezbollah raises money, recruits terrorists, purchases military supplies, and forges travel documents in Canada. Money is raised in Canada in much the same fashion as in the Unites States - through credit card scams and counterfeit rings. In two cases, alleged Hezbollah agents wanted for terrorist activities overseas were found hiding in Canada. Hezbollah theft rings have stolen luxury cars in Canada and sent them to Lebanon for use by senior Hezbollah officials.

The North Carolina Hezbollah terror cell cited above was part of a larger Hezbollah network that included Canadian operatives. The Canadian part of the network was reportedly operated by Mohammed Hassan Dbouk and his brother-in-law Ali Adham Amhaz, who allegedly received money from Hezbollah officials in Lebanon and engaged in credit card and banking scams in Canada in order to finance the purchase in Canada and the U.S. of military items which were then smuggled into Lebanon.

Amhaz was indicted in North Carolina in March 2001 on charges of providing material support to Hezbollah. In October 2001, Canadian authorities arrested him based on an American arrest warrant calling for his extradition. Amhaz was freed in December 2001 after the U.S. dropped the arrest warrant; the U.S. indictment against him still stands, although Dbouk has since fled back to Lebanon.

May 22, 2006: The New York Post about Hezbollah Operatives in New York

The May, 2006 article outlined that “additional law-enforcement attention is being centered on the Iranian Mission to the United Nations, where there have already been three episodes in the last four years in which diplomats and security guards have been expelled for casing and photographing New York City subways and other potential targets.”

This weekend, our federal source added to this earlier article, stating, “we know that Hezbollah, an extension of Iran and Syria, have insinuated operatives into sensitive areas within the U.S. “in anticipation of these events.” Our source declined further comment about the reference to “sensitive areas,” although stated that some known operatives who are under active surveillance “have access to high-profile target areas.”

“Sources said the activities of these New York-based operatives are being monitored by FBI counterterrorism agents as part of a nationwide effort to prevent a possible terror strike if the confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program spins out of control.

The nationwide effort to neutralize Hezbollah sleepers in the United States, being spearheaded by the FBI and Justice Department’s counterterrorism divisions, was triggered in January in response to alarming reports that Iran’s fanatical president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, met with leaders of Hezbollah and other terror groups during a visit to Syria.

Among those attending the meetings, according to reliable reports, was Hezbollah’s chief operational planner, Imad Mugniyah - considered one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world - who is responsible for the bombings of the 1983 U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut and who, more recently, provided Iraqi guerrillas with sophisticated explosive devices.”

A U.S. counterterrorism official called the latest effort a “major undertaking,” with separate probes also under way in Los Angeles, Boston and Detroit.

Hezbollah has so far limited its activities in the United States to fund-raising and criminal enterprises. The FBI has already taken down two major rings, one in Charlotte, N.C., and one in Detroit, in which members were smuggling cigarettes, Viagra and baby formula, and kicking profits back to Hezbollah.

Walid Phares, a highly-recognized private terror expert who has briefed law-enforcement officials on Hezbollah in recent weeks, described Hezbollah as being very “well funded, very well organized, and we assume that their penetration of the U.S. is deeper than al Qaeda’s. It is only rational for the U.S. to think in pre-emptive ways. An attack here is clearly in the realm of the possible,” Phares added.

Reference source: New York Post, Author: Niles Lathem, Post Correspondent; Date: May 22, 2006

RELATED: Iranian-backed Shock-troops Poised to Strike? February 24, 2005, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Barbara Newman, a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, is the co-author of the powerful new book Lightening Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil which exposes the presence of Hezbollah terror cells in more than a dozen major U.S. cities.

“Nicole,” an independent investigative researcher working on behalf of the Northeast Intelligence Network, contributed to this article.

Hezbollah Terrorist Sleeper Cell Suspected in New York City

By Jim Kouri

16 July 2006: While many U.S. government officials are deeply concerned over Iran’s nuclear program, according to recent reports, investigations by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department revealed last May that the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah may be plotting attacks. These attacks may be launched by their sleeper cells in New York and several other U.S. cities.

According to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Jewish organization B’nai B’rith, Hezbollah’s largest headquarters outside of the Middle East is located in Toronto. In a story on Fox News, law-enforcement and intelligence officials were quoted as saying that though there is no imminent threat of any attacks, security has been stepped up after the reports of a meeting between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and leaders of Hezbollah and other terror groups during his recent visit to Syria.

The Iranian Mission to the United Nations in New York City is being kept under surveillance by federal and local intelligence officers, according to Fox. The New York City Police Department possesses one of the largest intelligence divisions in the world.

Hezbollah, or God’s Party, grew out of the Lebanese civil war in the early 1980s and quickly became the region’s leading radical Islamic movement. Their primary goal was to drive Israeli and American troops out of Lebanon.

For many years, Hezbollah was synonymous with terror, suicide bombings and kidnappings. In 1983, militants who went on to join Hezbollah’s ranks carried out a suicide bombing attack that killed 241 US marines in Beirut, which lead to President Ronald Reagan’s withdrawal order for all US military peacekeepers.

In May 2000 — due to the success of the party’s military arm — one of its main aims was achieved. Israel’s military was forced to end almost 20 years of occupation in southern Labanon. Hezbollah now serves as an inspiration to Palestinian factions fighting to liberate more territory. The party has embraced the Palestinian cause and has said publicly that it is ready to open a second front against Israel in support of the intifada.

Hezbollah’s political rhetoric’s central theme is the total annihilation of the state of Israel. Its definition of Israeli occupation has also encompassed the idea that the whole of Palestine is occupied Muslim land and it has argued that Israel has no right to exist. Hezbollah’s spiritual head Sheikh Fadlallah is close to Iranian government and is believed responsible for the vitriolic speeches of the Iranian president.

Hezbollah is funded, armed and trained by the Iranians and given free reign by Syria’s ruling Ba’athist Party. Its international network, according to terrorism analysts, is believed to include at least 15,000 operatives in cells in the US, Canada, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, most of Western Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, and throughout Africa. Western intelligence sources estimate Hezbollah’s annual budget to be approximately $400 million, including almost $100 million annually from Iran.

Other sources of funding include Syria, charitable organizations, individual donations, legitimate business, and illegitimate businesses such as illegal arms trading, cigarette smuggling, currency counterfeiting, credit card fraud, theft, operating illegal telephone exchanges, and drug trafficking. Recently two men were convicted of running a criminal operation that helped to fund Hezbollah.

Hezbollah’s growing international terrorist activity has raised concerns that the terrorist group may be emerging as a more serious threat than previously considered. Its global terrorist reach has serious policy implications for Democratic countries. However, there are international organizations that continue to insist that Hezbollah is a legitimate political party in Lebanon and that it does not warrant the designation of “terrorist group.”

Jim Kouri, CPP, is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com.

Kouri’s own Web site is located at http://jimkouri.us

Sparking World War IV: Regional Middle East Conflict Erupts

By Sean Osborne
Associate Director, Senior Analyst, Military Affairs
sosborne@homelandsecurityus.com

16 July 2006: In reviewing the volumes of open-source reporting coming from global media, I believe I have detected a minor error in the identification of the type of missile which struck and nearly sank an Israeli Navy Corvette Ahi-Hanit this past Friday. Even if my analysis is incorrect, the utilization of such cruise missiles is proof at this early stage that this war is being fought by major regional powers – Israel and Iran, both of whom are suspected of possessing nuclear weapons in various states of development.

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Media reports all consistently report the missile as having been an Iranian-manufactured C-802, code named “SACCADE”. My research leads me to assess these reports are slightly inaccurate and a mis-identification of what was actually multiple launches of an Iranian-manufactured cruise missile known as the C-801, code name “SARDINE”.

The C-802 and C-801 cruise missiles are both based upon the same Chinese Communist “SILKWORM” family of missiles. Israeli military authorities, who are speaking anonymously due to the sensitive nature of Iranian involvement in direct military action against IDF forces, are providing some strong hints to buttress my analysis. Therefore, the IDF have now learned that they have engaged in direct military action against Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in Lebanon and well as the IRGC-subservient Hezbollah military troops.

The multiple launches are identified in that two of these missiles were fired at the state-of-the-art Israeli Navy Eilat-class, Saar-5 corvette Ahi-Hanit and at least one other of these short range cruise missiles hit and sank an Egyptian-flagged merchant ship at the same time. To repeat, this missile is an Iranian-made copy of the Communist Chinese version, which itself is a reverse-engineered French-made Exocet cruise missile. The C-801 “SARDINE”, is a 19-foot long, radar guided cruise missile (also referred to as the “KARUS” by the Iranian military) can be fired from a launcher mounted to the rear of a flat bed truck or a semi-trailer. Thus, in the future these missiles can pop up very unexpectedly almost anywhere along the Lebanese littoral until Israel secures the coast from further access by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp troops who are operating crews for these missiles.

ANALYSIS

In order to progress and bring this conflict to a quick and resounding resolution, Israel will find it necessary within the next 72 hours to send a massive military presence into Lebanon as far north along the coast as Beirut and also up the length of the interior Bekaa Valley bordering Syria where IRGC and Hezbollah forces are massed.

Make no mistake about this war, it is a major engagement of WMD-armed regional military forces which could, and most likely will, prove to be an existential engagement for them. Engagements such as these, particularly when the Iranian theocracy deems it necessary to annihilate the Jewish state, has the inherent potential to become a full-scale world war in very short order. More than just a regional war with unknown destructive potential, this war is in the truest sense a continuation of the clash of civilizations both sides have presumed would occur at some point in time.

We have arrived at that threshold.

Video from Islamic Jihad Group INSIDE of the U.S.?

Investigative report by Randy Taylor, Senior Independent Analyst, and Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

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15 July 2006: It is a communication to Muslims worldwide, requesting Muslims to assist the Mujahideen – those engaged in Islamic jihad and armed conflict –in various hotspots of fighting abroad. But there is something much different about this video and separate audio, the latter which is recorded in English by someone with a definite Middle Eastern accent that has caused analysts to look more carefully at this seven-minute, 26 second video and the English audio version that lasts just under 4 minutes.

It is this segment, occurring near the beginning of the audio version that caused the concern of our investigative analysts:

“We bring to you the good news of the formation of new movement – which is the army of Islam [i]in the land of the deceitful[/i]… and planting the love of jihad in the hearts of Muslims in the land of infidels.” Additionally, about two minutes into the audio, the speaker then makes a reference to the war that is “far away,” another unusual suggestion of proximity to the fighting abroad:

“We call upon [unintelligible] Muslims who reside in the land of Infidels to join us and not to rely on the fact that the war is far away from their homelands…”

Certainly, the “land of infidels” could mean any non-Muslim country, or even a Muslim country that has shown support to the West. When compared with the video, however, it is notable to point out that of the six jihad fighters, two or more appear to be definitely Caucasian. It is also noteworthy that the speaker in the video “slips” about 5 ½ minutes into his reading of a prepared statement spoken in Arabic, saying the English words “now listen” rather than the Arabic equivalent, then continues the statement in Arabic.

Both the audio and video clips were obtained through the vigilance and dogged persistence of Archangel, a person who operates in the shadows and obtains the newest and most valuable communications that can be found on the Internet. According to Archangel, the clips were located and secured in a manner akin to previous intelligence finds based on constant surveillance areas of the internet known to be heavily used by terrorists and their facilitators. Therefore, the authenticity of the audio segment and video footage is not in question.

So what has actually been found here? That remains under extensive analysis. Considering the recently acute upsurge of violence in the Middle East and the increased rhetoric by Islamic terrorists against non-Muslims, we might be witnessing the advent of an armed movement within the U.S., Canada, the U.K., or other non-Muslim nation. One must not, however, dismiss the possibility of the armed enemy currently in our midst, an enemy feeling empowered by the actions of Islamic factions acting against Israel. Our investigation into this matter is continuing.

Randy Taylor can be reached via e-mail at: rtaylor@homelandsecurityus.com

Doug Hagmann can be reached via e-mail at: director@homelandsecurityus.com

“Significant” Behavioral & Pattern Changes of Potential U.S. Terrorists Noted

Known Hamas, Hezbollah Operatives in U.S. under surveillance show “behavioral changes” that might indicate a heightened threat scenario

Mass transit in U.S. a known target.

Report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
director@homelandsecurityus.com

14 July 2006: As the war in the Middle East is on track to exceed anything we have seen in our generation, the findings of current surveillance operations of suspected Islamic terror operatives inside the United States show concurrent “significant changes,” according to one well-placed federal intelligence source. It is no secret that physical and electronic surveillance has been in place on those individuals and groups inside of the U.S. since we were attacked.

A report from our source states that there have been numerous reports from field operatives of “significant behavioral and pattern changes” by those who have suspected ties to Middle East terror groups. “Electronic intercepts of communications of interest submitted for priority processing have also significantly increased,” although our source declined to provide any specific details of these intercepts. “The latest results of physical surveillance operations have also shown disturbing behavioral and pattern changes of the surveillance subjects,” according to our source. “There seems to be a definite connection between the events taking place in the Middle East with the level of activity of suspected terrorist operatives inside the U.S. Although not totally unexpected, extra vigilance is definitely required by us in the U.S. as well as our assets abroad.”

Our source acknowledged, however, that steps have been implemented over the last several days to increase the level of protection, both overt and covert, of potential terrorist targets inside the U.S. “One obvious hardening of our security, partly due to the changes noted, is the increased attentiveness to our mass transit systems.” Our source acknowledged that the bomb blasts in Mumbai, India played a role in increased security, “it was not the only reason.” There heightened threats to our mass transit systems in cities across the U.S., not just in the northeast.