Archive for July, 2007

Mysterious substance spread from small plane (Conflicting reports)

31 July 2007: UPDATED: Evolution of a story: Officials are now blaming Detroit Edison Company’s Monroe Power Plant for a discharge of coal dust from one of its smokestacks for the dispersal of a talcum-like substance, described as ranging in color from white to tan to brown, covering cars, porches and other surfaces around their homes. Investigators are also stating that the presence of a small plane flying in the area was merely coincidental. No official determination on the actual composition of the substance has been publicly released.

31 July 2007: Between 8:00 and 8:30 A.M. Monday, a low flying private plane dispersed a “white powdery” substance over the Bolles Harbor area of Monroe County, Michigan, south of the Detroit/Dearborn area on the eastern shore of Lake Erie.

Law enforcement officials are trying to determine to nature of that substance, samples of which have been collected and were sent to the Michigan State Police crime lab for analysis. Also notified and are involved in the investigation is the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Some witnesses have described the substance as tan or off white and having the consistency of talc.

An investigation is continuing.

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Al Qaeda leader calls for Musharraf’s overthrow

31 July 2007: A 21 and-a-half minute video message by Abu Yahya al-Libi, an al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan titled “Of the Masters of Martyrs,” was produced by al Qaeda media arm As-Sahab Productions and disseminated to Muslim terrorists in Arabic and Urdu languages. Al Libi called on Muslims in Pakistan to overthrow the government of President Pervez Musharraf, calling him an “apostate” and a “corrupt tyrant,” as well as a puppet of the United States.

He described the Taliban terrorists who seized the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, and its adjacent Jamia Hafsa (Hafsa University) in Islamabad and who were subsequently killed by Pakistani security forces earlier in July as “martyrs.” Al Libi specifically praised the now deceased Pakistani cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi, deputy of Lal Masjid, and invoked all Pakistan Muslims and Mujahideen to follow the example of the Taliban and fighters in Afghanistan to take up arms against Musharraf. In his particularly strong address, he instructed all Muslim men in Pakistan to “Go to battle together in order to remove this infidel [Musharraf]“ and replace his secular rule with Sharia law. Musharraf is facing the strongest opposition to his rule since he seized power in a military coup eight years ago.

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Recent influx of archival footage of Osama bin Laden concerns analysts

Latest footage was found to be extracted from longer video containing 9/11 images and references

Archival footage of Osama bin Laden, extracted from longer video released amid speculation of intent.

30 July 2007: This weekend, a contributing analyst to the Northeast Intelligence Network intercepted a seven-minute, 55-second video containing footage of Osama bin Laden walking along mountainous terrain with his second-in-command, Ayman al Zawahiri. That same analyst determined that the segment, undistributed to Arabic language Internet web sites used by Muslim terrorists when discovered, was extracted from a lengthier segment containing footage of the September 11, 2001 attacks and the 19 “martyred” hijackers. This is the second time within the last week that archived footage of Osama bin Laden has been destined for distribution on web sites. The segment within the last week contained a 50-second segment of bin Laden amid other footage, while the latest footage was extracted from a longer video. Investigators and analysts note that the last time that Osama Bin Laden actually appeared in any authenticated video footage with an established date was October 2004. Additionally, the last authenticated audio message by bin Laden was in July 2006. In consideration of global political events and current threat levels, analysts are questioning the motives of the sudden resurgence of bin Laden videos. [See article below for images and video of latest bin Laden archival footage intended for dissemination].

bin Laden video posted on web site

29 July 2007: A seven-minute, 56-second video was posted today of Osama bin Laden and another Shiekh in undated as-Sahab footage, walking over mountainous terrain. The footage is currently under analysis by investigators and analysts. Developing…

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Poison spread at DC Metro Stations - death of birds

29 July 2007; 5:30 P.M. ET DEVELOPING: Investigators are looking for a person driving a black pickup truck who witnesses saw spraying or spreading an unknown material causing the immediate death of area birds. Media reports are identifying the substance to be commercial rat poison, however the immediate and widespread death of birds appear to contraindicate the use of rat poison as the sole agent. Developing…

Related? See article from 8 January 2007: Dead birds- Austin, Texas

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Chemical “deliberately released” at Michigan Library, Food Store - Sickens 10

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

27 July 2007: Ten people were treated for exposure to an unknown chemical substance after the as-yet unidentified substance was released in the Ann Arbor Public Library in the Westgate Shopping Plaza, and an adjacent grocery store Wednesday evening. According to a law enforcement source speaking to the Northeast Intelligence Network asking that his name not be used, “a person or persons unknown deliberately released a chemical into the air in two locations, one being the Ann Arbor Public Library and the second location being the Kroger Food Market.” According to this law enforcement source, the chemical appeared to be caustic as it caused breathing problems for patrons of the library and at the food store. The substance was initially released from the restroom of the library, possibly at the entrance to the restroom where a ventilation duct is located. This source declined to identify the manner in which the dispersal was made, adding that tests are being performed to identify the chemical.

Although law enforcement sources are stating publicly that they do not believe this incident is “terrorist related,” they deny knowing the motive of the incident…

When asked if the situation was similar, in any manner, to the incident that took place in February at the NorthTown Mall in Spokane, Washington, this source initially stated that he was unfamiliar with that event. After being provided with the specific details of that occurrence, he replied that “the two incidents have certain similarities,” but declined to elaborate. An investigation into this incident is continuing.

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CAIR & John Doe Lawsuit provision - they’ll sue anyway

27 July 2007: Watch as Ibrahim Hooper, the president of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) shows his true motivations and malignant intent toward the security of the United States by defending the indefensible.

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Something’s Wrong: A memorial to 9/11 hijackers in the U.S.

Investigative analysis of the Flight 93 memorial confirms author’s research

Special investigative report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

26 July 2007: It was during court testimony on August 25, 1995 in the capital murder trial of O.J. Simpson when forensics expert Dr. Henry Lee testified there was “something wrong” with the manner in which one part of the blood evidence was obtained. Dr. Lee uttered “something’s wrong, something’s very wrong here” when addressing that particular evidence during the most infamous televised criminal trial of the twentieth century. At issue in that instance were wet blood transfer stains inside the paper packaging holding supposedly dry blood samples, something that made no scientific or even practical sense. “Something, somebody . . . put the swatch in the (package to) cause such a transfer. Who did it? What happened? I don’t know,” said Lee, a renowned forensics expert. “Only opinion I can give you under these circumstances: Something’s wrong.”

As an investigator certified in the forensic science of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, and having had the opportunity to study some of the bloodstain evidence collected during that trial while undergoing my certification, I can state with authority that I agree with Dr. Henry Lee’s assessment and also understand his perplexity.

Nonetheless, agreeing with Dr. Lee on that portion of the evidence does not suggest that I believe in O.J. Simpson’s innocence. On the contrary, in fact, but that does not make that specific piece of evidence disappear or become any less troublesome, leading me to state that I too believe that “something’s wrong” with that specific part of the evidence. Whether it was merely the result of evidence being mishandled given the enormity of the task, or something intentional and nefarious, like Dr. Lee, I don’t know. Nonetheless, it was present and it mattered.

Nearly everyone in the free world who watched the televised trial of the O.J. Simpson case had an opinion regarding his guilt or innocence. For a case that in reality had no direct impact on America or the Western world, the majority of North Americans followed nearly every step of the trial. In a sense, a vast majority of us became virtual jurors in that trial, viewing the trial or the daily recap of the events with great interest and weighing in with our opinions, despite knowing that our assessments could not make any difference whatsoever in the outcome of that trial - nor should they.

It is in that same spirit that I ask every person in North America and the West to become a juror in a case that not only could have an impact on you, but where your opinion, properly expressed, could indeed have an impact on the outcome of a “case.” It is the case of the United Flight 93 memorial planned for Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sound boring and uninteresting? I promise you that it is neither. Flight 93, as you know, was hijacked by Muslim terrorists on 9/11, and all forty of the passengers and crew perished as a result. Their remains were spread over a large debris field in rural Shanksville PA, the location of the planned memorial for the 40 innocent souls who were murdered by the actions of the Islamic terrorists on that day.

To each reasonable person of normal sensibilities reading this - a “courtroom standard” to be a juror - I ask that you all become jurors in this matter, which is going to require you to carefully and thoughtfully look at the evidence being presented. For the purpose of this “case,” please allow me to introduce the evidence that will convince you, as a “juror,” that there is indeed “something wrong” with the design, its implementation and the shadowy process in which the Flight 93 memorial is being approved, either by ignorance or more diabolical, by design. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, to borrow a phrase used by Dr. Henry Lee, “there is something wrong” with the plans for the Flight 93 memorial - something terribly wrong.

Now, let me be clear on one thing: this is not my investigative work, it is the work of investigative author Alec Rawls, whose book, Crescent of Betrayal, is being introduced to you as a juror in this case, and as the primary exhibit and cornerstone of the case against the Flight 93 memorial as it is being presented. I merely spent several days performing my own due diligence investigation of the conclusions reached by Mr. Rawls before introducing it to you, to make certain I agreed with his investigative process and well as his findings. Based on my investigative experience, I state emphatically that I agree with both. You can view the evidence yourself, courtesy of Mr. Rawls, without even having to purchase his book. For a limited time, the “director’s cut” can be downloaded at this link. That alone should dispel any accusations of him trying to capitalize on the slaughter of innocent lives, an accusation I’m sure would eventually be raised by some.

It is the conclusion of Mr. Rawls that the memorial designed for the victims of Flight 93 contains numerous elements that actually memorialize the Islamic and terrorist elements within the design. Mr. Rawls has further concluded, based on his extensive research that those involved in creating and selecting the design have also gone to great lengths to cover up, or dismiss as Islamophobic hysteria, the Islamic references and the memorial to the hijackers themselves since he began his investigation in 2005. In essence, Flight 93 is being hijacked yet again, this time by the insidious tactics of those involved in the construction and approval of the memorial, and I agree.

At this point, I must publicly take issue with some so-called journalists in the media for shamefully attempting to discredit the incontrovertible findings of Mr. Rawls through the shallow and common accusations of religious bigotry and intolerance, instead of addressing or refuting the facts he has developed and published. It is an unforgivable tactic, and those responsible for making such accusations rather than answering the legitimate issues have no right, in my opinion, to call themselves journalists. The same principle applies to the political officials and those in the position of approving the final design of the memorial - a very costly shrine that will be a permanent fixture of our landscape for generations to come. You have even not looked at, let alone addressed, the key findings of Mr. Rawls’ investigation. Is it a matter of simple malaise on your part, or could it be something more? Perhaps an additional investigation should be conducted on that issue alone.

Elements of concern: Compelling evidence

The evidence as presented by Mr. Rawls is thorough and compelling, and cannot be dismissed lightly, if at all. One of the most egregious and insulting aspects of this design is that it memorializes not only the forty innocent and heroic victims of Flight 93 by assigning a glass block to each victim, but it serves to memorialize each of the four hijackers with four additional glass blocks. Even the most hardcore skeptic must question the inclusion and style and strategic placement of the four additional glass blocks, something that simply cannot be dismissed as fodder for “conspiracy junkies.” Any reasonable person is forced to conclude that the addition of the four glass blocks is by design. Memorializing four Muslim terrorists who were responsible for the slaughter of forty innocent men, women and children aboard Flight 93 extends well beyond bad taste and raises serious questions about the intellect if not the intent of the architects, planners, and those ultimately responsible for the approval of this Islamic shrine.

Yet another issue is the “orientation” of the proposed design, the primary element of which, according to careful calculations that have been checked and rechecked, points to Islam’s most holy place - Mecca, via the White House. Sound like a whacked-out conspiracy wing nut? After all, “everything points somewhere” is one excuse I heard and read. Indeed, but what are the odds?

A 100-foot tall “Tower of Voices,” (also shaped as a crescent in concrete cross-section) resembles another Islamic symbol, a minaret from which the Muslim faithful are called to prayer several times each day. Of course, people can interpret shapes and forms in varying ways, but that does not mean such shapes are created with the specific intent to be consistent with an Islamic shrine. When Mr. Rawls points out that the exact Mecca orientation is repeated in the crescents of trees that surround the Tower of Voices, one must ask, what are the odds of that being serendipitous rather than by design?

In my experience as an investigator, when each of the elements is presented one-by-one by Mr. Rawls to you as a juror, the weight of evidence shifts from the memorial being innocuous, to it being something much more inherently sinister. Numerous other pieces of evidence are presented by Mr. Rawls, far more than necessary to make his case that the Flight 93 memorial is a shrine to Islam, and a memorial to the murderous hijackers.

Impossible, you say? Consider that we live in an age where a “memorial stone” is placed to honor the memory of one-time Oklahoma University student Joel Henry HINRIHS III near the site where he was killed when his backpack filled with triacetone triperoxide (TATP), an explosive commonly used by Islamic terrorists in “homicide bombings,” detonated. Based on the investigation of the incident that I personally conducted, along with the information obtained from well-placed law enforcement sources close to this case, it was the intent of HINRICHS to detonate the explosive inside the stadium - with deadly consequences to some of the 84,000 fans in attendance.

The evidence as detailed by Mr. Rawls is extensive and cannot be covered in-depth here. If you accept your role as a juror, visit Mr. Rawls’ web site where the additional information can be found and considered.

Time is of the essence: on Saturday, July 28, 2007, the Memorial Project will announce whether it will proceed to build the Crescent/Bowl of Embrace design (now called simply The Flight 93 Memorial). A meeting will be held in Somerset, Pennsylvania.

To download the evidence and secure the information needed to be a juror, visit the following links:

Director’s cut of Alec Rawls’Book Brief overview of evidence Bill Steiner’s Discoveries

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Virginia “Paintball Jihad” member sentenced

A reminder that jihad training exists and is conducted by Islamic terrorists inside the U.S.25 July 2007: Sabri BENKAHLA, 32, of Falls Church, Virginia was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for lying to authorities about his participation in a terror training camp in Pakistan after prosecutors successfully argued that his lies obstructed a wide-ranging terrorism investigation. BENKAHLA was convicted by a federal jury today of two counts of perjury before the grand jury, one count of obstruction of justice with respect to the grand jury investigation, and one count of making false official statements to the FBI. At the time of his trial, United States Attorney Rosenberg stated, “Truthful and complete information is a cornerstone of our war on terror. We need and expect the truth; when we do not get it, as Mr. BENKAHLA now knows, we prosecute perjury and obstruction of justice aggressively.”

The investigation of BENKAHLA arose as part of the investigation of individuals attending the Dar al Arqam Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia. In June 2003, BENKAHLA and ten others were indicted by a grand jury in Alexandria for conspiring to commit various offenses including mounting expeditions to attack India in Kashmir and Russia in Chechnya in the course of training for jihad in Virginia and Pakistan. Among the defendants, Masaud KHAN, Seifullah CHAPMAN, Randall ROYER, Ibrahim Al-HAMDI, Mohammed AATIUE, Yong KWON, and Khwaja HASAN, were alleged to have attended jihad training camps operated by the Pakistani terror group, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in 2000 and 2001. In September 2003, in a superseding indictment, KHAN and ROYER were charged with conspiring to wage war against the United States, aid the Taliban, aid Al-Qaeda, and KHAN, ROYER, CHAPMAN, and Hammad Abdur-RAHEEM were charged with providing assistance to the Lashkar-e-Taiba; in that same indictment, Sabri BENKAHLA was charged with supplying services to the Taliban, and using a firearm in furtherance of that offense in connection with his alleged participation in a jihad training camp in Afghanistan in July 1999.

After BENKAHLA’S motion to sever his case from that of his co-defendants was granted, he was tried separately. A bench trial was held in March 2004, and United States District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema acquitted BENKAHLA.

Following his acquittal, BENKAHLA was granted statutory immunity. Pursuant to his immunity agreement, he testified twice before the grand jury, and submitted to interviews with the FBI. Benkahla testified before a grand jury in Alexandria in August 2004 and again in November 2004, and was asked about the circumstances of his participation in jihad training camps or combat in Afghanistan or Pakistan in the summer of 1999. He further was asked about individuals that he knew who had participated in such jihad training or combat, or individuals he knew due to their connection to terrorism. These individuals included eight individuals from Dar Al-Arqam who either obtained jihad training from Lashkar-e-Taiba or otherwise associated with the group in Pakistan, another from Dar Al-Arqam who joined Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia in 2003, two specially designated global terrorists, and an individual suspected of being an aide to Abu Musab al Zarqawi and to Al-Qaeda of Iraq.

Of the individuals associated with Dar Al-Arqam, Randall Royer and Ibrahim Al-Hamdi attended jihad training camps run by Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan in 2000. Seifullah Chapman was at those camps on 9/11; Yong Kwon, Khwaja Hasan, Muhammed Aatique, and Masaud Khan left the United States to go to those camps immediately after 9/11 upon the urging of Ali Al-Timimi in order to obtain training to fight against the American troops they expected soon to invade Afghanistan. In 2002, Ahmed Abu Ali joined Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia.

Lashkar-e-Taiba was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in December 2001. After that time, Ali Asad Chandia, Masaud Khan, and Seifullah Chapman assisted Lashkar-e-Taiba official Muhammad Ajmal Khan in his attempts to acquire for the organization materials including software to control an unmanned aerial vehicle, kevlar, and night vision goggles.

BENKAHLA was convicted of making materially false statements both in his grand jury appearances in 2004, as well as to the FBI in 2004. These false statements included his denial of his involvement with an overseas jihad training camp in 1999, as well as his asserted lack of knowledge about individuals with whom he was in contact.

The trial that concluded revealed that the grand jury and FBI sought in 2004 to question BENKAHLA about his contacts with Ibrahim Buisir of Ireland, and Manaf Kasmuri of Malaysia, both of whom are designated by the United States as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, as well as those with Ahmed Abu Ali, his friend and fellow student at the Islamic University of Medina, until both were arrested by Saudi authorities in June 2003. Further, the trial revealed that the grand jury and FBI sought to question Benkahla about his contacts with an individual suspected of being Malik al-Tunisi, a facilitator for the al-Zarqawi terrorist network in Iraq.

The trial also for the first time publicly revealed that, in 2004, Masoud Khan told the FBI that Lashkar-e-Taiba had previously solicited him to case a chemical plant in Maryland.

Before the verdict against BENKAHLA, a total of twelve individuals have been convicted in connection with this case; one defendant, Caliph Basha Abdur-Raheem, was acquitted at trial in 2004. Moreover, cooperating witnesses in this case have testified in successful terrorism prosecutions of Faheem Lodhi in Australia and Mohammed Ajmal Khan in the United Kingdom.

Those previously sentenced include:

-Ali Al-Timimi - a US citizen - July 13, 2005, to life in prison for soliciting treason, and counseling and inducing others to wage war against the United States, and use firearms and explosives in furtherance of those offenses.

-Masaud Khan - a US citizen - July 29, 2005, to life in prison for conspiring to wage war against the United States, providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, and using automatic weapons in furtherance of crimes of violence.

-Seifullah Chapman - a US citizen - July 29, 2005, to 65 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, violate the Neutrality Act, use firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence, and using an automatic weapon in furtherance of crimes of violence.

-Ahmed Abu Ali - a US citizen - March 29, 2006, to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda, providing material support to a al Qaeda, contributing services to al Qaeda, receiving funds and services from al Qaeda, conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States, conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy, and conspiracy to destroy aircraft

-Randall Royer - a US citizen - April 9, 2004, to 20 years in prison for aiding and abetting the use and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and of aiding and abetting the carrying of an explosive during the commission of a felony.

-Ibrahim Al-Hamdi - a Yemeni national - April 9, 2004, to 17 years in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm, possessing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and with carrying an explosive - specifically, a rocket-propelled grenade during the commission of a crime.

-Ali Asad Chandia - a US citizen - August 25, 2006 to 15 years, for conspiracy to provide material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, and providing material support to Laskar-e-Taiba.

-Yong Ki Kwon - a naturalized US citizen - November 7, 2003, to 11 years, 6 months for conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence, and transferring a firearm for use in a crime of violence.

-Khwaja Mahmood Hasan - a naturalized US citizen - November 7, 2003, to 11 years, 3 months in prison, for conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, and use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence.

-Muhammed Aatique - a Pakistani national - December 12, 2003, to 10 years, 2 months, for aiding others in commencing a military expedition against a friendly nation, and using and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

-Hammad Abdur-Raheem - a US citizen - July 29, 2005, to 52 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba and violate the Neutrality Act. Abdur-Raheem is pending resentencing because the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted the government’s appeal from the district court’s decision to sentence Abdur-Raheem substantially below the applicable sentencing guideline range.

-Donald Thomas Surratt - a US citizen - November 7, 2003, to 3 years, 10 months, for conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, and transporting a firearm in interstate commerce with reason to know a felony would be committed with it.
The case was investigated by the FBI, Washington Field Office. Assistant United States Attorney Gordon D. Kromberg and Department of Justice Trial Attorney John T. Gibbs prosecuted the case for the United States.

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NORTHCOM head speaks of al Qaeda & WMD threat

24 July 2007: Air Force General Victor “Gene” Renuart, the U.S. military commander in charge of defending the U.S. homeland said that he believes there are al-Qaeda cells in the United States and is concerned about an upcoming attack. When interviewed by the Associated Press, Renuart expressed concern about an attack within the U.S., stating, “Am I concerned that this will happen this summer, I have to be concerned that it could happen any day.” Renuart also said that the military needs to create two more brigade-size units, or an additional 7,000 U.S. based troops, to be available to respond to nuclear, chemical and biological incidents inside the United States.

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Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad’s Council of War

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

21 July 2007 OSINT and HUMINT source reports have combined within the past 48 hours to constitute one of the most striking dioramas ever seen in any region of the world just prior to the initiation of full-scale armed conflict. These reports are far more than the proverbial handwriting on the wall or mere belligerent rhetoric; they are virtual and tangible realities seen in most instances by disbelieving human eyes, so real they stun the senses with an aura of surrealism.

These intelligence items were then capped by a two-day council of war lorded over by Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad. The first day’s session was held Damascus, Syria on Thursday, with the second session moved to Tehran on Friday. The details of this Iranian-led council of war are found in this report from DEBKAfile. The HUMINT items of particular interest follow below. Click the article title or “read more” above to continue with this important special report.

On July 5, 2007, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported that Syrian authorities had instructed all Syrian citizens residing in Lebanon to return to their country by July 15, 2007. The next day, the Israeli Arab daily Al-Sinara similarly reported, on the authority of a Lebanese source close to Damascus, that Syria was planning to remove its citizens from Lebanon. Also on July 5, the Lebanese daily Al-Liwa reported rumors that Syrian workers were leaving Lebanon at the request of the Syrian authorities. In addition, the Syrian government daily Al-Thawra reported that Syrian universities would accept Syrian students who were leaving Lebanon due to the instability there.

A married couple living in northern Israel sent the following report:

Today we had business to do in Jerusalem, so we left our home at 7 am and traveled down the east side of the Galilee, through Bet Shean and past the check point at Sede Trimot in the Jordan Valley.
Once we entered the Jordan Valley as we passed through the Arab agricultural areas we noticed the following which is most unusual;

There were no people visible working the in the fields. There were no children along the side of the road. There were no tractors or other farm vehicles anywhere to be seen. All of the vegetables had been completely harvested and the fields were 100% empty. No preparation of the fields was evident for the next planting; Plastic was everywhere from the prior crop. The greenhouses had no plants in them. The vegetable stands that are normally filled to the brim from the harvest were completely vacant. This is the peak season for growing vegetables in the Jordan Valley, yet everything had been harvested and nothing was growing waiting to be harvested or picked. We concluded our business in Jerusalem and got back on the road again about 2:45 pm heading north up the Jordan Valley. Again, no people, no fruit stands, no crops, nothing!

A HUMINT source in the U.S. reported the following - The USG has urgently mobilized transportation brokers to acquire as many empty transport trucks and railroad cars or flatbed conex shipping containers as they can muster from all points in North America. They are to stage the empty containers at two or more large US ammunition production facilities in the mid and upper Midwest ASAP. (Read: U.S. is urgently preparing a massive re-supply of ammo, explosives and weapons for Israel.)

The following is a paraphrasing of the ITRR TAM-C Alert # 1673-5 dated July 18, 2007. UNIFIL troops in Lebanon are on high level alert through 24 JUL 07. UNIFIL expects imminent attack to include: roadside VBIEDs, kidnappings of troops and suicide bombings against UNIFIL positions in Southern Lebanon. Hezbollah attacks into Israel proper being initiated in the specific vicinity of Shebaa Farms in northern Israel is anticipated. Initial Hezbollah direct and indirect fires expected to consist of anti-tank rockets, anti-aircraft ordnance and mortars.

Now you have the most recent pieces of the “big picture” puzzle regarding this coming war; a war I have been predicting to occur as a second phase of the July-August 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war. That war was also presaged by directives from Tehran, provided for by Syrian and Iranian war stocks purchased from Russia, Red China and North Korea. Unlike last summer, this coming war is one in which the ultimate objective is nothing less than the total destruction of the State of Israel.

There is also something very important in the above referenced DEBKAfile report. That something is Imad Fayez Mughniyeh. A report from just 8 days into the aftermath of September 11, 2001 posted at Janes.com is equally revealing about what is in store for Israel, and very likely the United States between today and sometime in September 2007.

The report states that the Israeli intelligence service known as Aman suspected that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq is the state that sponsored the suicide attacks on the New York Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington. Directing the mission, Aman officers believe, were two of the world’s foremost terrorist masterminds: the Lebanese Imad Mughniyeh, head of the special overseas operations for Hizbullah, and the Egyptian Dr Ayman Al Zawahiri, senior member of Al-Qaeda and possible successor of the ailing Osama Bin Laden.

So, America was not justified in toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime, WMD or no WMD, isn’t that what the liberal left has been so shrill about from the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom? Before I loose my temper let me get back to the Janes.com report which goes on to quote one of the Aman sources as saying,

“We’ve only got scraps of information, not the full picture,” admits one intelligence source, “but it was good enough for us to send a warning six weeks ago to our allies that an unprecedented massive terror attack was expected. One of our indications suggested that Imad Mughniyeh met with some of his dormant agents on secret trips to Germany. We believe that the operational brains behind the New-York attack were Mughniyeh and Zawahiri, who were probably financed and got some logistical support from the Iraqi Intelligence Service (SSO).”

It would appear that we have indeed, as many observers and officials have recently noted, come full circle to the weeks prior to September 11, 2001. Moreover what is now almost transparently about to occur stands a significant possibility of eclipsing the events of that day of infamy both in terms of innocent casualties and physical destruction, albeit on a much broader scale than anyone currently cares imagine. Unless some pre-emptive action is taken immediately by America and our allies we dare not imagine the consequences of what comes next.

If you thought the paradigm changed for both America and the world after 9/11, well, “you ain’t seen nothing yet,” irrespective of the fact that mainstream media has yet to report on any of the above. One very big reason why we’re here and have as many site viewers are we do. My advice has always been to be prepared for just about anything. Now would be a good time to start.

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