Thursday, February 22, 2007
Special Dispatch—Afghanistan/Jihad & Terrorism
February 23, 2007
Taliban Recruiting Hundreds of Suicide Bombers for Major Attack on NATO Forces in the Spring: Al-Jazeera Reports
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The following are excerpts from Al-Jazeera TV reports on Taliban military plans. The reports were aired on February 21 and 22, 2007.
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Reporter: "The fighters of the Afghan Taliban movement are in a real race against time. The spring offensive – for which the movement is preparing by means of training, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and with which the NATO forces threatened [the Taliban] – is imminent, according to the movement's leaders. This is a diligent movement, which operates at night more than by day, away from any surveillance or reconnaissance. The movement's leaders said that the attack would include all of Afghanistan, but that it would focus on the south, in order to take control of entire cities."
Mullah Dadallah (translated into Arabic): "There are 6,000 Taliban mujahideen ready to fight in the spring campaign, and the number will rise to 10,000. The greater the number of Jewish and Christian forces fighting us, the more this will encourage the people to join us."
Reporter: "The Taliban says it has obtained a new anti-aircraft weapon, but it did not go into details. As proof, it presented Al-Jazeera with footage showing what they say is a U.S. military helicopter burning after being downed, in Kandahar about two months ago."
Reporter: "In a noteworthy development, the Afghan Taliban movement presented what it called its 'new weapon,' which will confront NATO's lethal weapons. This is the weapon of suicide operations. Taliban military commander [Mullah] Dadallah used this gathering to recruit over 500 suicide bombers for the coming spring campaign, which he promised would be bloody. He stressed that the Taliban is capable of multiplying their numbers."
Mullah Dadallah (translated into Arabic): "Praise be to Allah, who gave us this great power of self-sacrifice, among Arabs and non-Arabs. Our preparations for the war in the field of self-sacrifice activities are not enough by themselves. These operations are not sufficient to defeat them. The weapon of devotion is still the most important. In addition, we must remember our martyrs and their blood, which they sacrificed for a greater cause."
Reporter: "One of the suicide bombers summed up for Al-Jazeera the reasons for carrying out this act. He denied that poverty or depression, or any other of the reasons given by commentators, had led to his decision."
Suicide bomber (translated into Arabic): "I understand what a self-sacrifice operation means. I am an educated student from a well-off family. I have no mental problems or anything like that. I could complete my studies and become a doctor."
Reporter: "The suicide operations that the movement is preparing for include the use of car bombs and motorcycle bombs, as well as the explosive belts worn by suicide bombers. All the movement's leaders and fighters whom we met emphasized that this year will be the decisive one in favor of the Taliban. One of them proudly told us that Afghanistan is the graveyard of the empires – from the Mongols and the British to the Russians – and that now, NATO's turn has come."
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Technorati tags: al-Qaeda, Taliban, Suicide Bombers, terrorism, Afghanistan, Middle East, South Asia, American Forces, Coalition Forces, Mujahideen, Islam, Jihadi, Jihand, Jihadist, War on Terror, Religious War
Friday, February 16, 2007
In regards to the latest homicidial maniac attack on unsuspecting Americans, Sulejman Talovic's aunt, discounted theories he may have had lingering psychological effects from the war in Bosnia, telling the Salt Lake Tribune: "We all suffered things in war, but, no, we didn't have anything."
Recent examples of what Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes has termed "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" include Naveed Afzal Haq of Pasco, Wash., who broke through security at the Jewish Federation Center in Seattle last July and announced to staff members: "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel." The 30-year-old immediately began shooting randomly, killing a woman and wounding five others. An FBI spokesman called it a case of a "lone individual acting out his antagonism. ... There's nothing to indicate that it’s terrorism-related."
Last March, 22-year-old Iranian student Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar went on a driving rampage on the campus of the University of North Carolina, injuring nine people. As Islam scholar Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, notes, the Iranian said in a court appearance he was "thankful for the opportunity to spread the will of Allah." He also wrote letters to newspapers presenting Quranic justification for his attacks, but officials ruled out terrorism.
In October 2005, 21-year-old student Joel Hinrichs blew himself up outside the University of Oklahoma's football stadium where 84,000 were watching a game. Police insisted it was merely a suicide, but investigators found "Islamic Jihad" material in his apartment, and he reportedly attended a nearby mosque – the same one attended by Zacharias Moussaoui, the only person charged in connection with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
In January 2004, after apparently undergoing a religious awakening, a Saudi Arabian student in Houston killed his Jewish friend by slashing his throat. Mohammed Ali Alayed, 23, pleaded guilty to the Aug. 6 attack on Ariel Sellouk, als0 23, who almost was decapitated with a knife. Houston police said no clear motive had been established, but Alayed went to a local mosque after the slaying.
In a high-profile case, Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad, a convert to Islam, went on a deadly shooting spree in the Washington, D.C., area in October 2002.
Are these fellows weak in the brain mentally ill maniacs or is there another pattern emerging regarding that Muslim on Christian violence in America. I sure would not want to say that it is organized or orchrastrated by the religion of peace. But, one has to wonder? I have know exceptionally nice Muslims who would not think of harming anyone. But, there appears to be a mentally ill undercurrent similar to or own Aryan Nation, Christian Identity Movement radicals. I should hope that we get to the bottom of this Sudden Jihad Syndrome and eliminate it from the American culture.
Previous Stories from World Net Daily:
- Utah gunman, 18, was Muslim from Bosnia
- Claim: San Francisco killer called himself 'terrorist'
- Snow won't say whether Seattle-shooting 'terrorism'
- 1 dead, 5 hurt in Seattle terror
- Muslim: I attacked out of love for Allah'
- Oklahoma bomber had jihad material
- Saudi pleads guilty to killing Jewish friend
- Sniper link to al-Fuqra probed
- LAX terrorist in U.S. on amnesty exemption
Monday, February 12, 2007
Courtesy of Drudge Report
Too late to halt Iran’s nuclear bomb, EU is told
By Daniel Dombey and Fidelius Schmid in Brussels
Published: February 12 2007 22:18 | Last updated: February 12 2007 22:18
Iran will be able to develop enough weapons-grade material for a nuclear bomb and there is little that can be done to prevent it, an internal European Union document has concluded.
In an admission of the international community’s failure to hold back Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the document – compiled by the staff of Javier Solana, EU foreign policy chief – says the atomic programme has been delayed only by technical limitations rather than diplomatic pressure. “Attempts to engage the Iranian administration in a negotiating process have not so far succeeded,” it states. Link: FT - TOO LATE TO HALT IRAN'S N-BOMB, EU IS TOLD
Courtesy of Rick Roberts, KFMB San Diego
RAMOS AND COMPEAN UPDATE
February 12th, 2007
THE CONDITION OF IGNACIO “NACHO” RAMOS: Last Friday, Congressman Tancredo of Colorado got the opportunity to spend about an hour with wrongfully-convicted Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos at the Yazoo Federal Prison. He had been severely beaten, with deep bruises along his arm, gashes and bruises on his chest and back, and bruises on his knees. It has been reported that Ramos did not get medical attention until today. Tancredo mentioned that he was “astonished” at the condition of Ignacio. We will have Tom Tancredo on our show this week to give us an update… He has been the only visitor allowed since the beating.
THE SATURDAY RAMOS/COMPEAN LOS ANGELES RALLY: (This is going to make you sick.) The illegal immigration dolts such as ANSWER and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (liberation from WHAT??) came to this pro-Border Agent rally by the droves. The ANSWER Coalition showed up to call all sane individuals Nazis and screamed choice sayings such as, “You are white; you are a racist!” ANSWER’s tools of trade included the amplified bullhorns and signs equating Minutemen to the Ku Klux Klan. A counterprotester felt no need for cumbersome signs and simply feigned masturbation at the flag-waving crowd; another masked guy in camouflage waved a hole-pocked American flag upside-down, with “God less Amerikkka/This flag kills” scrawled across what remained of the stripes. “BURN THAT STUPID FLAG!” Urged one of the radical, pro-crime nuts. Many clad in “Brown Power” shirts, these morons called the Minutemen, Border Patrol agents, and families of Ramos and Compean racist pigs, Nazis, and other racial slurs.
THE PARDON OR EXONERATION: el Presidente Bush is STILL hiding behind the Snow-Man…
SMUGGLER AND DRUG CARTEL COULD’VE BEEN BUSTED: The drug smuggler left behind his cell phone, but there appears to be no evidence investigators made any attempt to identify him. Aldrete-Davila (the smuggler) stated that he had nothing in his hands as he ran toward the international border. He advised there had been a cell phone in the van, but stated it was left behind. If Sutton had just focused on finding the smuggler through the family connections and the cell phone, he could have landed a major drug bust that would have blown open a drug cartel in Mexico. Instead, Sutton chose to give Aldrete-Davila a free pass on all his drug activities.
SUTTON STILL IN DENIAL: Johnny Sutton claimed he didn’t have any way to link Aldrete-Davila to the 743 pounds of marijuana found in the van, except by the smuggler’s own testimony. “Now, if I could prove up the case another way, without using the words of Aldrete-Davila himself, we could prosecute the case. If I had a provable case that Aldrete-Davila had committed other crimes, I could prosecute him.” Sutton has stated that they had no evidence against the drug smuggler. A DHS memorandum documents that agent Rene Sanchez “queried the Border Patrol Tracking System and found that the Fabens Border Patrol Station seized a load of marijuana on February 17, 2005.”
REMEMBER: Don’t forget to visit the Ramos family website:
Technorati tags: Ramos, Compean, Border Patrol, Homeland security, Department of Homeland Security, Illegal Aliens, Illegals, BPA, US Attorney, White House, President Bush, Bush, Prosecuting attorney, false prosecution, drug smugglers, mexico, mexican crime syndicate, border violations, tony snow, johnny sutton, debra kanof, media, congressional testimony, kfmb, rick roberts, ignacio ramos, jose compean, mexicans, imprisonment, false imprisonment
Sunday, February 11, 2007
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HOMELAND SECURITY ADMITS LIES- BORDER PATROL AGENT’S LIVES IN JEOPARDY
Posted at Rick Roberts' KFMB, San Diego, February 7th, 2007
-THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS PROVEN THEMSELVES LIARS IN THE RAMOS AND COMPEAN CASE-
The Department of Homeland Security has ADMITTED that the agency misled Congress and the media when it contended it possessed investigative reports proving Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean confessed guilt and declared they “wanted to shoot some Mexicans” prior to the incident that led to their imprisonment.
You can bet your bottom dollar that the falsehoods being conveyed by US Attorney Johnny Sutton and his ilk will NOT be investigated, and barely reported on… IF AT ALL!
What about the “they did commit a crime by not filing a repot, thus they tried to hide it” heresay? As per Sarah Carter of The Daily Bulletin…
Written reports can only be made by investigators: U.S. Border Patrol firearms policy specifically states that agents are prohibited from filing a report if a shooting incident takes place and that only an oral report to supervisors is required. The policy states: “Ensure that supervisory personnel or INS investigating officers are aware that employees involved in a shooting incident shall not be required or allowed to submit a written statement of the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
“Ensure that supervisory personnel or INS investigating officers are aware that employees involved in a shooting incident shall not be required or allowed to submit a written statement of the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
A Border Patrol Union representative said that the report filed by Compean and Ramos on the day of the incident was 100% ACCURATE.
The representative said…
“Our own policy prohibits them from filing any report on the shooting incident. The U.S. Attorney’s assertion that they covered up the incident by not filing a report is ridiculous.”
Now that one of the two border patrol agents has been beaten to a bloody pulp, the media and others are coming out and saying that it’s really not that big of a deal…
Tune in tomorrow to get the backstory. We will have a special guest at 7am.
Two of our guests today were Congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado and Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina. They are just a couple of the many “Pro-Ramos and Compean/Border Patrol” congressmen being snubbed by the White House.
Help them out… Help Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean out by calling these numbers, demanding their immediate pardon:
- White House Press Sec. Tony Snow…202-456-2580
White House Comment Line…202-456-1112
White House Switchboard…202-456-1414
White House Email…email@example.com
Prosecuting Attorney Office of Johnny Sutton & Debra Kanof: 210-384-7400
Saturday, February 10, 2007
February 8, 2007
The threat from al-Qaeda's Saudi branch comes on the same day that Iran threatened to attack U.S. interests around the world if American forces struck Iran. First, here's more on the al-Qaeda threat, from the Khaleej Times:
The statement was carried in the movement's online magazine, Sawt al-Jihad.
The Saudi branch of Al Qaeda announced on Thursday that it is planning major operations aimed at driving Western interests out of the Arabian Gulf,
according to an online statement.
"We have for some time been in the process of preparing major operations that will weaken the crusaders' bases in the Arabian Gulf," said the Al Qaeda Organisation in the Gulf.
"We will cleanse the Arabian Gulf of the presence of crusaders and of their bases, which are scattered around the cradle of Islam. We promise our leader, Osama bin Laden, to continue on the same road. Your soldiers are preparing something in which you will rejoice."
By the way, the Arabian Gulf is another name for the Persian Gulf -- where thousands of U.S. troops are currently stationed. Could we see more U.S.S. Cole-style attacks from al-Qaeda?
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Technorati tags: al-Qaeda, saudi arabia, royal kingdom, terrorism, iran, middle east, khaleej times, american forces, uss cole, persian gulf, arabian gulf, sawt al-jihad, jihandi, jihadist, war on terror, religious war
Friday, February 09, 2007
In 2004, KVOA Tucson ran an investigative report that Muslims/Arabs sneeking across the border in Arizona. Source: Investigators: Terrorist Alley
I recently had communications with an individual from Arizona who alleges that there is no border control, period. The individual pointed out that America has a large nuclear plant just west of Phoenix, military bases and a large population center. Lets face it, Arizona is a "target rich" environment for terrorism. A person can cross the border and be in Phoenix in less than 3 hours.
Imagine, it would take only one terrorist with a dirty bomb, or a full blown nuclear device or a vial of biological material to ruin the day of a large metropolitan population center.
In March 2005, according to a NewsMax article, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a grim warning regarding special interest aliens. Then FBI Director Robert Mueller testified before Congress that people from countries with ties to al-Qaeda have crossed into the United States from Mexico, using false identities.
Under persistent questioning from Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, Mueller said he was aware of one route that takes people to Brazil, where they assume false identities, and then to Mexico before crossing the U.S. border.
He also said that in some instances people with Middle Eastern names have adopted Hispanic last names before trying to get into the United States. Source: FBI Warns of 'Special Interest' Aliens
Turn the clock ahead until 2006, in September 2006, a man calling himself Miguel Alfonso Salinas was apprehended off a deserted highway near the U.S.-Mexico border. According to U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security documents that man was really from Egypt. Source: Links between illegal immigration, terrorism, drug trade worry U.S officials
Additional articles regarding Special Interest Aliens:
- Criminal gangsters, revolutionaries and Islamic terrorists are working together to overthrow governments of U.S. neighbors and smuggle operatives into and out of the U.S.
- Financial squeeze pushes al-Qaeda south of border
- Al-Qaeda south of the border
- Terrorist base south of border
My questions are, what is DHS doing about this problem and are they handcuffing their Border Patrol Agents in regards to immigration enforcement?
World Net Daily claims it has official documents in its possession that indicate a Department of Homeland Security agent played a major role in managing the drug smuggler. World Net Daily also claims that the agent conducted the field investigation in the incident that landed Border Patrol officers Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean in federal prison for more than a decade.
World Net Daily claims that in a heavily redacted 77-page DHS report submitted to Congress Wednesday there is no explicit discussion of the role that the DHS Special Agent played in the case.
If this is true, there should be an investigation into DHS and the conduct of the agent and his supervisors.
For additional details regarding this very confusing case, please read the following at World Net Daily: Border-agent investigator had tie to smuggler?????
OTHER STORIES AND INFORMATION POSTED ABOUT THIS CASE:
- Report: Agents in Border Shooting Lied
- Nacho Ramos assaulted in prison... Compean Family Statement
- How you can help the Compean family
- Johnny Sutton puts out more lies against Compean & Ramos.... See below to read FBP's Rebuttal
- Continuing news coverage of the Compean & Ramos Case - including America's Most Wanted Special
- Ramirez Statement stated on Hannity & Colmes
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Technorati tags: Iraq, Transition Team, Military, Embedded, CENTCOM, War of Terror, Department of Defense, Military Transition Teams, war, dod