Archive for June, 2007

LIBERTY… The final cost of being complacent

“It was then that I realized; if hearing loud Arabic propaganda resound through a neighborhood in America isn’t a wake up call to all of us… our fate may already be sealed. Like weeds in a garden, the final enemy of mankind has begun springing up all around us.”

21 June 2007: The following article was sent by a man who lives and works in Western New York and has listened to my frequent guest appearances on Buffalo’s own The Tom Bauerle Show on WBEN-930 AM. In the fading shadows of the all but forgotten “Lackawanna Six,” he writes an interesting editorial about complacency in America and all Western countries to the threat of radical Islam. –Douglas J. Hagmann, Director, Northeast Intelligence Network

As I was taking groceries out of my trunk today, I heard an unusual sound echoing through the neighborhood. At first, I thought it was a radio, but the sound was too loud. It occurred to me that it could be children yelling from the park, or an ice cream truck, but there was no music, and the pitch never changed.

It was a male voice, booming over a loudspeaker. It reminded me of a carnival barker at the fair. I wondered if there was a festival going on nearby. The thought of a Summer Festival made me smile. It was things like that, along with the warm June air and freshly leaved Maple trees which made me feel glad to be alive and relatively young. I closed the trunk and listened.

After a few seconds, I realized that the man was speaking Arabic.

Though I couldn’t understand the words, the tone of his voice spoke volumes. It was hostile and angry, ripe with bitterness. As it was a beautiful day, there were many other people out and about, sitting on porches and lounging in yards. I looked around my neighbor’s houses, expecting to find faces similar to my own; faces wrought with confusion and angst.

What I found, were faces devoid of opinion. Regular people, whiling away their lives adrift in blissful ignorance, coddled and contented by the vaporous security of an Empire unwilling to protect them from the poison seeping into their neighborhoods under a veil of political correctness. And an empire that seemed to have motives of it’s own for letting these things come to pass.

It was then that I realized; if hearing loud Arabic propaganda resound through a neighborhood in America isn’t a wake up call to all of us…our fate may already be sealed.

Like weeds in a garden, the final enemy of mankind has begun springing up all around us.

Insulated from our society by their culture, droves of fanatical Muslims have purchased huge sections of whole towns in America and Britain. Places where shop signs read in huge, Arabic letters. Places where veiled women walk veiled children through the streets. Places where the English language in neither spoken nor considered. Places where people who believe it is God’s will for us to perish are allowed to blare propaganda from mosque loudspeakers. Places where men and boys are training, at this moment, with automatic weapons and explosives. Praying to a dark God for victory over a free and forward thinking people.

They are allowed to stand on land our mutual forefathers bled to protect and spew viciousness, intolerance and hatred. They are no longer shy about letting us know how they feel about annihilating us.

Whipped into frenzies by their own holy men, they plot horrendous things to thrust us deeper into the traps of fear and uncertainty. When this happens in remote places of the Earth we send Armies to oust governments and attempt to build fruitful, democratic societies.

But with no one left in America or Britain with the courage to protect us from threats at home, our societies have begun a sickening downward plunge into places where fear and uncertainty are the rule.

In Britain, the government has used these zealots as kindling to stoke fear into the hearts of her citizens, allowing the country to morph into one of the world’s largest police states virtually overnight. More than four million security cameras in Britain, many of which are being fitted with microphones to allow shadow operators to bark orders at pedestrians, are what led the human rights group Privacy International to name Britain “The worst western democracy at protecting individual privacy.”

What has Big Brother done to protect Britain?

In July of 2005, the worst act of terrorism on British soil killed 52 commuters and injured some 700. Four suicide bombers detonated nearly simultaneous blasts on three London underground trains. A fourth bomb would explode an hour later on a bus.

Despite cameras capturing video of one of the bombers; 18 year old Hasib Hussain and tracking him through the underground for over an hour the British were powerless to prevent the bombings. It has been made apparent that no amount of public surveillance will ever be able to prevent any terrorist from carrying out an attack. The tactic of taking away civil liberties to ensure security has never been successful.

The truth is that the terrorist are not concerned about CCTV cameras or wire tapping or any number of Orwellian measures western states have adopted to “keep society safe.” The Islamofacists know that they no longer have to keep their plots hidden. They stand on our own streets and vomit fanatical, backwards philosophy. They threaten to destroy us. They burn our flags and effigies. They abuse our public assistance programs. They spit in the face of our freedoms.

All while enjoying the protection of riot police paid for by the very people they loath.

And now, in our own neighborhoods, Arabic prayers drone out the tolling of church bells. They know, and we know, that no one will try to stop them. Empowered by our complacency, they are beginning to see the fruits of their labor fulfilled. One by one, as our leaders strip more and more of our advantages from us, we are becoming more like the very ones who hate us. As the danger grows around us, the entity we expect to serve and protect us has instead focused on vague initiatives which threaten to strip away our uniqueness among countries of the world.

While Western Governments have been busy pinching back the freedom’s and liberties which once set us apart from the rest of the nations, the denizens of a chaotic and merciless sect, some 1.2 Billion strong and growing have invaded our lands, and wait now only for the call to arms for which they purport to have been born and bred.

Rather than pluck these weeds before they had the chance to suck the goodness out of the soil, our government coddled and protected their liberties above our own. Saying anything against Islam was considered hate speech, a crime worth of imprisonment.

We were compelled to believe that these weeds were only a different species of flower, equally deserving of space and consideration in our gardens.

While all aspects of their biology may not have appeared beautiful or particularly fragrant to our western senses, we were fooled into thinking they could grow alongside us peaceably, the radiant American Sun being sufficient to nourish flowers of all kinds.

I no longer have to wonder weather my country is strong enough to win this fight. I can look around my neighborhood and see the expressions on my fellow American’s faces as Arabic prayers resonate through the neighborhood.

The events going on in distant sandy countries are one thing - little kids playing ball in the street with Arab propaganda booming in the background,that’s something else.

Intense public pressure compels Toronto, Ontario Mayor to keep troop-support decals

21 June 2007: Originally, Toronto, Ontario Canada Mayor David Miller endorsed the removal of “Support Our Troops” decals from almost 340 city fire trucks and ambulances - an idea concocted in the Toronto City Council chambers among some of its 44 elected inhabitants.

As first reported by Judi McLeod, founding editor of Canada Free Press, Toronto Mayor Miller agreed with the Toronto City Council initiative to remove decals supportive of their troops from city vehicles, then hedged by suggesting it was up to the fire and police officials. It was only after strong support for the troops poured in from across Canada, spurned by the spotlight turned on the city hall chambers by Canada Free Press, that Miller reluctantly raised a white flag of surrender allowing the city vehicles to continue sporting the decals that offer visible support for the troops fighting in harms way.

Read the complete story at Canada Free Press.

Smuggling of nuclear materials detected in Republic of Georgia has ominous implications

21 June 2007: There are legitimate reasons to be concerned about the possibility of a nuclear attack on American soil, especially in consideration of missing and stolen nuclear material that becomes available on the black market. Most intelligence experts believe that such materials and components – if not devices themselves – have already been smuggled into the U.S.
To underscore the fact that nuclear material intended for weapons use is being smuggled from countries that used to be part of the former Soviet Union, reports yesterday originating from the Republic of Georgia confirm that a vehicle carrying plutonium mixed with beryllium attempted to cross into Georgia from Azerbaijan. Georgian border personnel conducting a routine check of vehicles entering the country from Azerbaijan found one car carrying the nuclear material after detecting a high amount of radiation coming from the vehicle. Because of the inability of Georgian officials to handle the nuclear material, they simply turned the vehicle away, forcing it to go back to Azerbaijan. It is unclear where officials in Azerbaijan were alerted of the traffic stop.

The origin of the nuclear material and other details were not immediately known or reported.

The fact that Beryllium was one of the nuclear components identified is significant, as it is used in the construction of a nuclear bomb. By using Beryllium in nuclear bombs, the amount of enriched Uranium or Plutonium needed is significantly reduced, making the construction of an actual bomb easier. The discovery that one material found during that inspection was Beryllium should not be lost on intelligence officials, as the smuggling of this material is an important indication of nuclear bomb construction most likely by terrorists intending to construct and detonate a nuclear device.

Toronto, Ontario City Council PULLS SUPPORT FOR TROOPS - Mayor cowers to decision

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

20 June 2007: As being reported by Ms. Judi McLeod, founder and editor of Canada Free Press this morning, Toronto City Council yesterday ignored a sincere public uproar in backing the removal of yellow “Support Our Troops” decals from the backs of nearly 340 firetrucks and ambulances. Cowering in the shadow of that decision was Toronto Mayor David Miller by pushing the blame onto the chiefs of the city fire and city police departments, saying that it was their decision. Miller then suggested that it was really “a number of calls from people who are concerned about the city expressing an opinion on the war,” that ultimately led to the decal removal.

Can San Francisco, California and Ithaca, New York be that far behind?

Read the complete article about the politics of war and the opposing forces of the bravery of Canadian and U.S. forces versus political cowardice in today’s cover story of the Canada Free Press.

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.

2006 water-borne bomb, 2007 explosives theft underscores threat to U.S. bridges

18 June 2007: It was 11 months ago when officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were investigating an incident in which a large pipe bomb was found floating in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, just north of the city of New Orleans. The device was examined, found to be an improvised explosive device (IED), and was destroyed by authorities in a controlled detonation while it remained on the water. Although the device itself was not large enough to effectively damage a structure such as a bridge, officials launched an aggressive investigation in an effort to learn who built the explosive device and where the materials were obtained. To date, that incident continues to lack answers.

Counter-terrorism officials, meanwhile, continue to be concerned over domestic terrorism against our nation’s infrastructure - especially the bridges that span the Mississippi River carrying rail traffic. As the U.S. relies heavily on freight carried by train, any significant disruption of rail traffic at strategic locations, especially those bridges carrying fright across the Mississippi River, could have major consequences to our country’s economy.

The floating IED in Lake Pontchartrain discovered last summer had certain characteristics of a test of sorts – a test of methods that could well have been taken directly from al Qaeda training manuals, of bombs used against such structures.

Nearly a year later - last Tuesday - June 12, 2007, an FBI official discovered that a large amount of explosives was stolen from the St. Charles County, Missouri Sheriff Department’s training facility and firing range - enough explosives, according to authorities, “to blow up a bridge.”

ATF investigators and officials from the FBI, St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department and the Joint Terrorism Task Force spent last Tuesday at the facility in the Weldon Spring area investigating the theft from the explosives bunker of materials that belonged to the FBI and the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department.

Items verified as stolen include various explosives including C-4, several sticks of dynamite, fuses, and igniters - totaling at least several pounds. The theft is believed to have taken place sometime between June 1 and June 12, 2007. All of the stolen items were described as “commercially manufactured, highly explosive and highly sensitive.”

My Point Radio - tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET

18 June 2007: Douglas J. Hagmann, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, will be a guest on My Point Radio tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 p.m. PT to discuss the Islamic terrorist training that is taking place inside the United States today - nearly 6 years after the worst attacks on American soil in the history of our country. “The situation has gotten worse in some respects, not better, since 9/11 and as we have seen with the Fort Dix and JFK plotters - there is terror training taking place in our own country. There is a tendency to compensate with political correctness at the risk of our own security, which is absurd,” stated Hagmann.

Listen live tonight: My Point Radio and call in with your questions at and call in with your questions 347-996-5948.

UK: Dirty bomb threat high and rising

17 June 2007: “The threat from dirty bombs is now higher than it was two years ago, and has increased significantly over the last six months,” stated Professor Sandra Bell, a UK defense expert. The threat of terrorists attacking Britain with a radioactive “dirty bomb” has grown rapidly in recent months, stated Ms. Bell following the sentencing of seven al Qaeda operatives in London.

COMPLETE ARTICLE: The Telegraph

Chinese-supplied weapons being used to kill U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

16 June 2007: New intelligence reveals China is covertly supplying large quantities of small arms and weapons to insurgents in Iraq and the Taliban militia in Afghanistan, through Iran.

U.S. government appeals to China to check some of the arms shipments in advance were met with stonewalling by Beijing, which insisted it knew nothing about the shipments and asked for additional intelligence on the transfers. The ploy has been used in the past by China to hide its arms-proliferation activities from the United States, according to U.S. officials with access to the intelligence reports.

COMPLETE ARTICLE, The Washington Times

The execution of U.S. Navy Petty Officer Robert Stethem: insight into the 21st century

“The manner in which we handled the murderous Islamic terrorists who all but installed a revolving door on TWA Flight 847 in its forced trips between Beirut and Algiers in 1985 is not unlike the manner in which we are handling the same terrorists and their identical ideology today.”–Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

15 June 2007: Twenty-two years ago today, U.S. Navy Petty officer, Robert D. Stethem was savagely beaten, murdered and thrown onto a hot airport tarmac in Beirut, Lebanon by Iranian backed Hezbollah terrorists during the marathon 17-day hijacking of TWA Flight 847. His lifeless body lay on the tarmac for hours, serving not only as proof of Islamist brutality, but as an omen of things to come. All of the Muslim terrorists who took part in the hijacking, killed Stethem and held the passengers and crew of the ill-fated flight incredulously remain free over two decades later.

Interestingly, the murder of U.S. serviceman Stethem was preceded by less than two years earlier of the bombing of the U.S. marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983- a bombing that claimed the lives of 299 of our servicemen and six civilians.

In response to that bombing, we pulled all of our troops out of Lebanon in February 1984, something similar that is being demanded of us today. One can see only too clearly that our acquiescence to the demands of Islamic terrorists have consequences, and not the type one would expect.

Iran, meanwhile, the primary sponsor of Hezbollah, continues to threaten the security of the United States through its nuclear program and exportation of terrorism in Iraq and throughout the West.

The manner in which we handled the murderous Islamic terrorists who all but installed a revolving door on TWA Flight 847 in its forced trips between Beirut and Algiers in 1985 is not unlike the manner in which we are handling the same terrorists and their identical ideology today.

Lest we forget, Kofi Atta Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations from 1997 through January 1, 2007 and recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, actively encouraged the acceptance and recognition of Hezbollah as the predominant power in Lebanon during his tenure.

More disturbingly, the United States was actually giving that position serious recent consideration, a posture that seemed to provide traction to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in their support of Hezbollah. Last August, CAIR participated in and endorsed several rallies in support of Hezbollah and the “resistance” fighting American forces in Iraq.

We cannot turn the hands of time back to save the life of Robert Stethem or the marines killed in Beirut in 1983, but we can - and must - save ours and future generations from the same fate. The only way to win is to completely eradicate the enemy, including the enemy already inside the gate.

Hezbollah & their supporters inside the U.S.

Hezbollah is an Islamic Shiâ’a terrorist organization that was founded in 1982 for the general purposes of establishing an Islamic state in Lebanon, eradicating all Western influence from that nation, as well as the eradication of Christians and Israelis from the region. Hezbollah was and continues to be adherent to the Islamic fundamentalist ideology of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. It continues to flourish with the direct assistance of Iran and Syria, receiving arms, training, and financial support. According to current intelligence reports, Hezbollah has a significant presence of terrorist operatives inside the United States.

Hezbollah terrorists have been living and has been operating inside the United States almost since its inception. Since the 1980s, Hezbollah cells in the U.S. have been involved in criminal activity such as insurance fraud, credit-card fraud, counterfeiting brand name merchandise, and cigarette smuggling. Though their criminal activities, Hezbollah operatives living in the U.S. have raised millions of dollars, much of which has been sent to Beirut, while some has been used to fund activities in North America.

It is important to note that on 20 April 2002, Nihad Awad, the national director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, spoke at a large rally organized by the ANSWER Coalition in Washington D.C., standing next to a large Hezbollah flag displayed on the stage. More recently - in August of last year, Parvez Ahmed, CAIR’s board chairman, published an editorial contending that “unconditional support for Israel is a liability for U.S.”, and blamed the Israel-Hezbollah clash in Lebanon on Israel, calling Israel the “bully on the playground.”

Last week, Arab-Americans gathered at their 24th annual convention in Washington, D.C. to “search for solutions to threats to civil liberties at home as well as to the ongoing turmoil in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East” One attendee was Imad HAMAD, the Michigan regional director of the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC) who stated: “We often feel caught in the middle… Lots of people act like we are responsible for the violence and terrorism in places like Iraq. We’re sick of the questioning of our Americanism and our loyalty to this great nation. We see ourselves often on the hot seat.”

Imad HAMAD, it should be noted, is a good friend of Nabih BERRI, the pro-Syrian speaker of the Lebanese Parliament. It was BERRI who assumed the position of spokesman for the Hezbollah hijackers behind the takeover of TWA Flight 847 and the execution of Stethem in 1983. BERRI’s relatives also happen to be prominent members of Detroit’s Muslim community.