Archive for December, 2007

Tigers at the door (or at least in U.S. airports)

SPECIAL REPORT“How this terror cell leader with a fake passport was able to work a security job at Newark [Liberty International Airport] and pass at least two FBI background checks, well, that’s the larger issue, in my opinion.” –Federal source

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

4 December 2007: If you were to ask the majority of people what a Tamil Tiger is, I suspect that most people would describe a predatory animal native to mainland Asia. Expanding on that answer, they might say that the only such animals in the U.S. are at the zoo or in circus acts, safely in cages and posing no threat to Americans at large.

The truth, however, is that Tamil Tigers is the common name for a terrorist organization founded in Sri Lanka in 1975 under the official name of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Although as a group their primarily concern are focused on national separatist issues in Sri Lanka, the terrorist group has cells in a number of countries throughout Europe, the UK and in the U.S. and Canada. Despite the firm denials by the Council on Foreign Relations that there is no operational or other relationship between the Tamil Tigers and Islamic terrorist organizations including but not limited to al Qaeda, research by the Northeast Intelligence Network suggests that conclusion is at least premature if not altogether inaccurate.

The Council on Foreign Relations does accurately acknowledge, however, that the Tamil Tigers perfected the “suicide belt” and homicide bombing tactics, using the same to kill former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. Closer examination notes the similarities in the modus operandi between al Qaeda and the Tamil Tigers in other areas, including the Tigers’ attack on Sri Lanka Navy ships and the Al Qaeda attack on the U.S. destroyer Cole that killed 17 American sailors. Obviously, al Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups have learned from LTTE operations and operatives, but the interfacing may not stop there.

An event that received only marginal media coverage took place in October when authorities announced the July arrest of two men, both members of the Tamil Tigers, in New York for their plot to use stolen credit card numbers and other methods to steal $250,000 in New York “and tens of millions from ATMs worldwide.” They were part of a group of eight men, six who were previously arrested, reportedly led by Sivapalasri Velayuthampillai, 31, of Newark, New Jersey.

While their scheme of identity theft, identity fraud and plans to loot America is bad enough, authorities admitted that Velayuthampillai, the leader of the terrorist cell, worked three jobs at Newark Airport as a security agent and baggage handler with complete security clearance. He entered the U.S. with a fake passport in July 2001 and was granted political asylum five months later.

According to a federal source close to that investigation, authorities are currently looking at a possible connection between Velayuthampillai and at least one Islamic Imam living and working inside the U.S. with suspected ties to al Qaeda. “There is a possible relationship being explored that would tie this [LTTE] cell with Islamic radicals who may have provided logistical support to this cell, including helping [Velayuthampillai into his position] at Newark,” stated this source, speaking on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of this matter. The investigation is far from being over. “How this terror cell leader with a fake passport was able to work a security job at Newark [Liberty International Airport] and pass at least two FBI background checks, well, that’s the larger issue, in my opinion,” added this source.

The Northeast Intelligence Network has learned that there is a growing concern among certain law enforcement officials that inside the U.S. and Canada, the lines between LTTE, a national separatist terror group, and Islamic terrorist organizations are becoming blurred despite the denials of terrorism analysts and experts within the intelligence community. “There is a tendency among intelligence officials to believe that because one group is secular and narrowly focused, and the other is motivated by religious ideology and destruction of the West, that there is no interaction [between the groups]. This type of in-the-box thinking is part of what brought us to 9/11 and other attacks.”

Meanwhile, in a graphic display of the methodology of using female homicide bombers, a security camera in Sri Lanka captured 24-year-old Sujatha Vagawanam, a Tamil Tiger, detonating a bomb vest during her mission to kill a Sri Lankan Cabinet minister. The video was released last week and shows Vagawanam, wearing a yellow sari and a white shawl, patiently sitting in a waiting room inside the Colombo offices of Social Services Minister Douglas Devananda last Wednesday.

The woman is seen speaking to a 72 year-old assistant identified as Steven Peiris. At one point, apparently believing she was drawing too much attention to herself and at the risk of getting caught, the 24 year-old Vagawanam is seen standing up, reaching for something under her shawl on her right shoulder and obviously detonating a bomb vest, killing herself and the government aid.

Northeast Intelligence Network Assistant Director Paul Bartling contributed to this article.

Al Qaeda and Islam- Strong As Ever

“The Qur’n is merely a sales pamphlet for murder and treachery against God and his people, fabricated by a pedophile and salesman named Mohammed. Mohammed was not a prophet, he was a con artist. Obviously pretty good at it too.” –Randy Taylor

By Randy Taylor, Independent Analyst

1 December 2007: I’m quite amused by some people who recently, even as recently as yesterday claiming that al Qaeda is near defeat. I find these statements to be ridiculous as al Qaeda is only one of multiple terrorist entities perpetuating Islamic hatred through violence and Islam itself is no where near defeat. Would I like to be able to say that al Qaeda is near defeat? Absolutely but one must face the hard truth and that is that Islam isn’t going away anytime soon.

That’s the problem with most people as they are looking for a quick, easy fix and reality is that there is not a quick fix for this problem. They think killing and capturing a few terrorist leaders will discourage the rest of the jihadist movement and the rest will lay down their weapons and suddenly become peaceful. This ridiculous thinking is not only haphazard, it is dangerous. It is dangerous because it gives a false hope and merely sets us up for further terrorist attacks as this poison moves in and infiltrates our society and our very way of life. These western religious leaders of late that coddle and embrace Islam and want to draw imaginary comparisons between Christianity and this Islamic filth are misleading the people. Go ahead and classify them in with the false prophets spoken of in the Bible as they are not much more than soothsayers and idiots. You cannot serve two masters.

The war between Islam and Christianity is a clash of religious faiths, cultures and political systems that was foretold many, many centuries ago. There is no way to intermingle the two as they differ completely and the divide will only become larger as time passes. We, as many western nations however ignore the religious implications and claim that the Islamic terrorists are but a few disgruntled, wayward souls that hijacked a “peaceful” religion. This in itself is our biggest downfall. We are losing to the enemy because we as a nation refuse to identify the enemy. The enemy is Islam. Islam is the enemy of all mankind not just Jews and Christians. The focus of Islam is Jews and Christians as we are the only thing standing between them and the destruction of mankind as a whole.

Christians support the Jewish people while Islam seeks the annihilation of Israel as well as the Christians that support them. The Jewish people are God’s chosen people and the people of Islam can only at best, wish they were the chosen ones. As the Muslims are clearly jealous of the favoritism shown to Israel by God, their sole mission is to destroy Israel and this can probably be traced down to anger and pure resentment. I find it quite ironic that the Muslims wish to eliminate a race of people chosen by the Lord God himself as his own, while claiming to be serving God. This clearly indicates the illegitimacy of this farce called Islam and rather pointedly proves that it is nothing more than a death cult, a Nazi like following of murderous savages seeking to destroy everyone and everything that isn’t Islam. The Muslim faith is a mockery of God himself, nothing more. The Qur’an is merely a sales pamphlet for murder and treachery against God and his people, fabricated by a pedophile and salesman named Mohammed. Mohammed was not a prophet, he was a con artist. Obviously pretty good at it too.

The Bible indicates that man is allowed free will in his religious decisions and will be accountable for his decisions regarding the same to God, not to man. The Qur’an makes man accountable to man instead of God and doesn’t allow for religious free will. Their twisted version of religion demands that you be murdered or destroyed if are not a Muslim. No choice, no variance, no quarter. I guess they must feel that they are higher than God in the food chain and the decision lies solely with them as men. This self appointed position alone indicates the imbalance in any logical thinking on their part and clearly indicates just how twisted the Islamic faith is overall. Islam is purely of Satan himself and God understood way back in the beginning of time that Satan would seek to destroy his creation and his people. There are detailed teaching as to the end of the world and who the two sides will be. Are there other players involved in the end? Yes, but they will fall on one side or the other, whether based on religious beliefs, economics or survival remains to be seen. It boils down to the final conflict between Gods chosen people and those that are not. Draw the lines on the map wherever you wish but the two categories remain the same.

If there is a hope, a prayer for this nation of ours to be a part of the grand design and fall into the right side of the conflict at the end, we had better start cleaning house right here, right now in preparation as we are currently headed down a very dangerous path which takes us as a nation well outside of being on Gods team in the end.

Personally, I prefer to be on the winning team. Somehow though as time passes on and Islam infiltrates and poisons this great team of ours called the United States, I am worried about our coaching staff and team owners as they are not acting in the best interest of our team.

Be safe and stay vigilant.