Archive for May, 2007

TSA “Spins” out of control

31 May 2007: Annie Jacobsen, author of Terror in the Skies, appeared on Fox & Friends and was interviewed regarding her experience on Northwest Flight 327 on June 29, 2004. The interview was followed by a TSA spokeswoman attempting to carry out political damage control, and she tried unsuccessfully to discredit the current and former Federal Air Marshals who publicly came forward to expose agency management incompetence and inaction.

Details and video: The Aviation Nation

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Truck Bombs: Preparing for the Inevitable

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs and Aharon Etengoff,

May 30, 2007 : Truck bombs have taken a devastating toll against American soldiers as well as civilians in Iraq, just as they did at the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993 and at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Whether loaded with conventional explosives, or any mixture of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, nitromethane, ANFO, urea nitrate, or supplemented with chlorine and other chemical agents, truck bombs have the potential to wreak havoc in American cities and key infrastructure. Recent postings on Islamic forums indicate that trucks or other large vehicles are one potential method of delivery for the so-called “American Hiroshima” intended for U.S. cities as planned and approved in an Al Qaeda fatwa.

Aharon Etengoff (http://www.weaponsurvey.com) and I have prepared the following suggestions which might be implemented to protect power plants, schools, religious institutions, government buildings and critical infrastucture from the truck bomb threat.

Sterile Zones: Creation of a “sterile zone” around sensitive installations (such as power plants, fuel depots, ports of entry, schools and large religious centers) where entry of large vehicles should be forbidden if at all possible. Shipping and receiving at those select sites should occur at least 500 to 1,000 yards distant.

Pre-screening: The pre-screening or forward inspection of delivery vehicles is standard practice at most military posts and other sensitive locations. At no time should transport vehicles be allowed to proceed after only a minimal check of the bill of lading being matched to the contents to be delivered.

Major Urban Locations: Establish checkpoints at all major entry points (if general or precise intelligence warning is received). At other locations which are key urban and national infrastructure, such as Wall Street, a central receiving station should be maintained at distance with deliverables ferried in by cleared vehicles only.

Highways and Transportation Infrastructure: Enhanced patrols, with mobile roving checkpoints or stop-on command checks when threat indicators warrant. In July and August of 2001 several of the 9/11 hijackers, driving rented vehicles, had been pulled over by local law enforcement between Florida and New Jersey for moving violations. No central data base of suspicious persons or collated intelligence was instantly available to local law enforcement 2001. The local police are “on point” in the war against terrorists and must be kept in the actionable intelligence data stream.

Real-time monitoring: Real-time monitoring of all truck rentals. Local JTTF should be the hub and high priority disseminator to local LE of APBs regarding stolen or missing vehicles or suspicious persons renting same.

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Azzam the Un-American Levels Threats In His Latest Video

By Randy Taylor, Independent Analyst

Dressed in white headdress and garments like his idol Zawahiri, sporting what looks to be new glasses, Adam Gadahn aka Azzam the American appeared today in a new video release by as Sahab Productions, a media arm for al Qaeda.

Speaking into the camera in a background completely devoid of any furnishings or backdrops the Muslim convert and terrorist made a list of ridiculous demands with the shopping list directed at President Bush.

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Federal Air Marshals: 2004 Northwest Airlines Flight 327 “Terrorist Dry Run”

29 May 2007: A significantly redacted 51-page report was released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security late last Friday with new details of what federal air marshals say was a terrorist dry run aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 327 from Detroit to Los Angeles on June 29, 2004. The release of the report stems from a freedom of information act request from the Washington Times in April 2006, writes Washington Times reporter Audrey Hudson in an article dated May 27, 2007. Ms. Hudson is known for her tenacity in getting to the bottom of a story and accuracy in reporting, and Ms. Jacobsen for her detailed accounts of the events of Northwest Airlines Flight 327 on June 29, 2004 in her book Terror in the Skies, Why another 9/11 could happen again.

The complete report will appear in tomorrow’s edition of The Washington Times.

Ms. Jacobsen was aboard Flight 327 with her husband, both veteran air travelers, witnessed unusual behavior of 13 Middle Eastern men during the flight. Some of the men behaving erratically were ultimately identified as band members of Syrian singer Nour MEHANA, known by some innocuously as the “Syrian” version of Wayne Newton. Despite official denials, relentless and unfounded accusations of racism, bigotry and even hysteria, as well as the prematurely dismissive report issued by the urban legend myth-buster web site Snopes as well as some uninformed, clueless Internet “Bloggers”, Ms. Jacobsen pressed forward and reported the details of the behavior of the Muslim men aboard that flight. After reviewing the OIG report, it is obvious that Ms. Jacobsen has been vindicated and her detractors exposed as inept, at the very least.

Meanwhile, among the report’s findings, which will be detailed tomorrow, include the following verifications:

Prior to boarding, one of the air marshals noticed what he later characterized as “unusual behavior” by about six Middle Eastern males, who arrived at the gate together, then separated, and acted as if they did not know each other. According to the air marshals, these men were sweaty, appeared nervous, and arrived after the boarding announcement. The air marshals made eye contact with one another to ensure they were aware of this behavior. The six men were part of the 13 member musical group. One of the six passengers who we interviewed said that while waiting at the gate he also noted several Middle Eastern-appearing men talking in small groups.

During the flight, about eight of the 13 Middle Eastern males behaved in a manner that aroused the attention and concern of flight attendants and passengers, and later of the air marshals and pilots. Suspicious activities noted by flight attendants and other passengers included:

- One man, with a limp, sitting in the emergency row area, repeatedly refused to exchange seats, pretending not to understand English, even though he spoke English to the gate agent. The promoter eventually helped convince him to change seats;

- One or two men walked the aisle, appearing to count passengers.

- One man rushed to the front of the plane appearing to head for the cockpit. At the last moment he veered into the first class lavatory, remaining in it for about 20 minutes;

- One man carried a large McDonald’s restaurant bag into a lavatory;

- Several men spent excessive time in the lavatories;

- Another man, upon returning from the lavatory, reeked strongly of what smelled like toilet bowl chemicals;

- Some men hand signaled each other. The passenger who entered the lavatory with the McDonald’s bag made a thumbs-up signal to another man upon returning from the lavatory. Another man made a slashing motion across his throat, appearing to say “No.”

- Several men congregated in the aisles, changed seats, and arose when the seat belt sign was turned on in preparation for landing.

It should be considered that on the day of the flight, the DHS issued an urgent alert to several U.S. airports to be on the lookout for Pakistani men believed to be training for a terrorist attack in the U.S. An article written by Jason Burke, published in the British newspaper The Observer on 8 February 2004, four months before flight 327 warned of dry-runs aboard aircraft under the headline “Terrorist Bid to Build bombs in Mid-flight: Intelligence Reveals Dry Runs of New Threat to Blow Up Airliners.” Equally important is that information from multiple agencies provided to US intelligence agencies contemporaneously verified that Islamic terrorists were planning to build bombs in aircraft bathrooms by smuggling components individually.

Of course, there is information about the band leader himself, although he was not one of the 13 aboard the aircraft. From Syria - a noted terrorist “sponsor nation,” MEHANA produced an album that included the song “Um El Shaheed,” or “Mother of a Martyr.”
The song is about a woman who mourned her son’s death until she realized that “he died for a good cause - with a weapon in one hand and his heart in another - and he should be glorified for what he did.” According to the Washington Times, MEHANA “sings to the mother that her son’s goals are heroic and she should be happy he is dead,” fighting to free Palestine, Golan Heights and South Lebanon.” The song concludes with chants of “Allahu akbar,” commonly the last words of Muslim homicide bombers.

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Security flaws confirmed on Flight 327

“…a background check in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database… produced “positive hits” for past criminal records or suspicious behavior for eight of the 12 Syrians…”

By Audrey Hudson, Washington Times reporter

29 May 2007: A newly released inspector general report backs eyewitness accounts of suspicious behavior by 13 Middle Eastern men on a Northwest Airlines flight and reveals several missteps by government officials, including failing to file an incident report until a month after the matter became public.

According to the Homeland Security report, the “suspicious passengers,” 12 Syrians and their Lebanese-born promoter, were travelling on Flight 327 from Detroit to Los Angeles on expired visas, which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services extended one week after the June 29, 2004 incident.

“Agency management was not only covering-up numerous probes and dry-run encounters from Congress and other federal law enforcement agencies, it was also hiding these incidents from their own flying air marshals,” said P. Jeffrey Black, an air marshal stationed in Las Vegas.

COMPLETE ARTICLE. (See previous article for OIG report)

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Azzam the Un-American Levels Threats In His Latest Video

By Randy Taylor, Independent Analyst

29 May 2007: Dressed in white headdress and garments like his idol Ayman al Zawahiri, sporting what looks to be new glasses, Adam Gadahn aka Azzam the American appeared today in a new video release by as Sahab Productions, a media arm for al Qaeda.

Speaking into the camera in a background completely devoid of any furnishings or backdrops the Muslim convert and terrorist made a list of ridiculous demands with the shopping list directed at President Bush.

During the 7:57 minute diatribe Gadahn opened up by clearly stating that these demands weren’t negotiations but “Legitimate” demands that “Must be met”. He stated that “We don’t negotiate with baby killers and war criminals like you”, this statement directed at our Commander in Chief.

After his verbal degradation of the President’s legacy in American history and glorifying the spread of Islamic terrorism to all regions of Islamic backed conflict, the surfer-turned-terrorist’s list of non-negotiable demands included:

1. Pull everyone of your soldiers, spies, security advisors, trainers, attaches and so on from every Muslim land from Afghanistan to Zanzibar.

2. Stop all support and aid, military, political, economic or otherwise to the 56 plus apostate states of the Muslim world and abandon them to their well deserved fate at the hands of the soldiers of Islam.

3. End all support, moral, military, economic, political or otherwise to the bastard state of Israel and ban your citizens, Zionist Jews, Zionist Christians and the rest from traveling to occupied Palestine or settling there.

4. Cease all interference in the religion, society, politics and governance of the Muslim world and leave us alone to establish the Islamic Shura State which will unite the Muslims of [the] earth in truth and justice. (Note: Gadahn then adds that a single word of American protest shall be met by a thousand Islamic bombs).

5. Put an end to all forms of interference in the educational curriculum and information media of the Islamic world and impose a blanket ban on all broadcasts to our region. Especially those designed to alter or destroy the faith, minds, morals and values of our people.

6. Free all Muslim captives from your prisons, detention facilities and concentration camps regardless of if they have been recipients of [what you call] a fair trial or not. Your refusal to release them will mean the continuation of our just struggle against your tyranny until the last “kidnapped” Muslim has been liberated.

He then states [again] that these are “Legitimate demands that must be met and your failure to heed our demands and the demands of reason (?) means that you and your people, Allah willing, experience things that will make you forget all about the horrors of September 11th, of Afghanistan and Iraq and (get this) Virginia Tech.”

He then continued to say that a pullout from Iraq, without meeting the other demands will get us nowhere and will not save us from their strikes.

In other words, this is an impossible set of demands and regardless of what we do in Iraq, al Qaeda and Islam will continue their terrorist ambitions against our people. Actually I’m glad this little piece of human garbage stated this. I hope that this sinks into the left-wing Democrats and wishy-washy Republicans that think that pulling out of the war in Iraq will make it “all go away”. It won’t and our thoughts of concession and failure should not ever be considered as viable options.

When he said “out of all Muslim lands” that covers the entire planet as Islam thinks the world is theirs to do with as they wish. That means no aid or help for people being killed in Sudan, Darfur, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and various other areas in Africa, Indonesia and Asia. Are we really prepared to turn our back on the world as cowards? These scumbags think they hold some right to the United States too, if you look at the Islamic trend within our own country. Are we to concede ground here in America because Islam thinks they hold right to it? Where does the retreat end? It ends in death.

These people want us out of all Muslim lands, to provide no security or to interfere in their onslaught worldwide against non-Muslims. I sure hope this sinks in somewhere in some hard heads that think that cut-and-run is the answer. It is not the answer.

Islam is much like a dog as I have stated before. If they sense fear, they will surely attack. If you turn and face the dog, yes they may still attack but you have the chance to defend yourself. You may even be able to strike a fatal blow to the attacking dog. You cannot do this if you are running away.

Be safe, stay vigilant.

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Northeast Intelligence Network responds to Muslims of Americas accusations

May 2007 interview with Derek Gilbert

May 2007 interview with Derek Gilbert

DOWNLOAD AUDIO: What is at Islamberg?

The Roth Show - 60 minute interview

24 May 2007: The person who contacted the offices of the Northeast Intelligence Network earlier this week claiming to be the assistant to the chancellor of the International Qraanic Open University, levied charges that echoed a Pakistani terrorism Sheik’s 2006 charges that the Northeast Intelligence Network is responsible for spreading lies and hatred against Islam in the U.S. As detailed in a cover story by Canada Free Press, the Northeast Intelligence Network conducted an on-site investigation of the Islamic compound known as Islamberg in Hancock, NY, which was also the focus of renewed investigation by author Paul Williams in articles on that site as well as a chapter in his newly released book, The Day of Islam. The person behind the accusations was apparently speaking on behalf of Jamaat ul Fuqra founder and International terrorist Sheikh Mubarek Gilani of Lahore, Pakistan.

Apparently, the leadership of Jamaat ul Fuqra, an organization which until recently enjoyed a sense of anonymity, is upset with the upsurge in media attention that became high-profile following our investigation in 2006. The results of that investigation got the attention of Sheikh Gilani himself, who, from his terrorist digs in Pakistan, charged the Northeast Intelligence Network and an Internet Blogger who wishes anonnimity with bringing about a clash between Muslims and Christians the world over, and particularly in the United States (U.S.). Gilani responded to our investigative report by issuing a multi-page diatribe against Hagmann and the Northeast Intelligence Network.

Historically, Jamaat ul Fuqra At least a dozen Jamaat ul-Fuqra members have been convicted for terrorist activities, including conspiracy to commit murder, firebombing, and gun smuggling. Jamaat ul-Fuqra members are also suspected in 10 unsolved assassinations and 17 bombings that have occurred since 1980.In 1993, two Jamaat ul-Fuqra members were convicted in connection with the first World Trade Center attack and for conspiring to bomb New York City tunnels and landmarks, and the infamous “shoe bomber” Richard Reid and DC Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad have reported connections to Jamaat ul Fuqra.

The Northeast Intelligence Network will remain undeterred by pressure ostensibly from the U.S. puppets of top terrorist Mubark Gilani, and applauds the continued investigation of best-selling author Paul Williams and his associates. Douglas J. Hagmann, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, details the most recent accusations and responds in an hour-long interview on The Laurie Roth Show, and discusses Islamberg in a 20-minute interview on The Eagle 93.9.

Direct Link to The Roth Show segment

Direct audio link - 20 minute interview regarding Islamberg on The Eagle 93.9

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Taxpayers foot bill for security enhancements at Baltimore Islamic Center

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

News Flash: Baltimore Islamic Center apparent target of international terrorism - awarded $15,000 in DHS grant money to “target-harden themselves.”
Above: Video security in place at Buffalo, NY Mosque26 May 2007: On May 1, 2007, the Northeast Intelligence Network reported that the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) had their sights set on receiving money through grants issued via the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The federally funded program – funded by American tax dollars - is intended be used to “harden the security of nonprofit organizations deemed high-risk for a potential international terrorist attack(s).” As we noted, CAIR had sent instructions for mosques and Islamic Centers in the U.S. to apply for the federal funding, using, in part, what could be considered sometimes questionable and dubious reports of “hate crimes and vandalism,” which is far from the threat of an international terrorist attack. To qualify for the grant money, the applicant agency is required to complete a Fiscal Year 2007 Urban Areas Security Initiative Nonprofit Security Grant Program Investment Justification Template. The application asks for background information, including:

- Symbolic value of the site(s) as a highly recognized national or historical institution that renders the site a possible target of international terrorism

- Any role in responding to or recovering from international terrorist attacks

- Prior threats or attacks (within or outside the U.S.) by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against their nonprofit organization or a closely related organization. Explain how their nonprofit organization gained knowledge of these threats, including the source of the information, and how this understanding influenced development of this application.

[Emphasis added]

As predicted, the American taxpayer via the Nonprofit Security Grant Program is now footing the bill to shore up the security of the mosque owned by the Islamic Society of Baltimore, one of 12 nonprofit organizations in Baltimore County to be awarded grants from the Baltimore Urban Area Work Group. In total, the Baltimore Urban Area Work Group (UAWG) for homeland security has awarded a total of nearly $650,000 to 34 community organizations in the Baltimore region. The grants, ranging from $800 to $35,000, will be used to enhance security at facilities judged to be at risk for terrorist attacks. The Baltimore Islamic Center has been approved to receive $15,000 in grant money.

The Baltimore group is comprised of emergency management officials from Annapolis, Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

“When you look at what is going on around the world, it’s Jewish facilities and mosques that have concerns,” said Major Jeff Caslin, commanding officer of the homeland security division of the Baltimore County Police Department and a member of the work group.

According to Caslin, “Grant funds will be used by the facilities to “target-harden themselves.”

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1 in 4 U.S. Muslims approve of suicide attacks

23 May 2007: Twenty-six percent-(26%) of American Muslims between the ages of 18 to 29 believe that suicide attacks in the name of their religion are legitimate in some cases. Additionally, only forty percent-(40%) believe that Arabs were behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks against America, according to a survey conducted between January and April, 2007 by the Pew Research Center. The findings are a result of more than 55,000 interviews conducted in English, Arabic, Farsi and Urdu inside the U.S. to obtain a base sample of 1,050 Muslims and reach all sections of the Muslim community.

According to the report, about two-thirds of Muslims living in the U.S. are foreign born, with Arabs comprising the majority of the Islamic population, followed by Muslims from Asian countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. The survey also found that among Muslims born in the U.S., about half are African-American.

Last November, the Northeast Intelligence Network reported on a similar survey conducted by the Pew Research Center of British Muslims, noting that:

–75% of British Muslims sympathize with French rioters;

–77% of British Muslims, 83% of Muslims in Spain oppose the US war on terror;

–71% of British Muslims have a favorable opinion of Iran.

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Wanted Lackawanna Terrorist Jaber A. Elbaneh surrenders

22 May 2007: Former Lackawanna resident Jaber A. ELBANEH, charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization and conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda, reportedly turned himself in to authorities in his native Yemen. ELBANEH was added as a fugitive to the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list in May 2003. A former cab driver and salesman at his uncle’s car lot in he greater Buffalo, NY area, Elbaneh was associated with the “Lackawanna Six,” or the six men who were convicted of providing material support to al-Qaeda.

Captured in Yemen, ELBANEH was housed at a Yemeni jail until he and 22 other Islamic terrorists escaped on February 3, 2006. The FBI has yet to confirm that ELBANEH is in custody.

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