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Police struggle to identify Bulgaria suicide bomber

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

Relatives carry the body of Ellior Price who was killed in a suicide bombing in BulgariaBulgarian police, the FBI and Interpol struggled Friday to identify a suicide bomber 48 hours after he killed six people including five Israelis, as the US said the attack bore the "hallmarks" of Hezbollah.

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Bulgaria hunts killer of Israeli tourists

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

Investigators have released CCTV footage of the man they believe carried out Wednesday's attack at a Black Sea airportBulgarian police were working flat out Friday with the FBI and Interpol to try and identify a suicide bomber who killed six people including five Israeli tourists and piece together his final movements.

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Bilal Ahmed’s story of FBI harassment

June 9th, 2012 Comments off

Bilal Ahmed, who contributed this piece on Yemen a few weeks ago, on his and his family’s experience being harassed by the FBI because he traveled to Yemen:

The message was clear: I was being treated this way because I am a Pakistani with an Arabic name. It seemed, as it still does, impossible that at any point during the harassment I was considered an American. Americans do not receive visits by counterterrorism officials for no reason. Similarly, Pakistani-Americans, integrated minorities with hybrid identities, would not be treated this way as their “American” side was impossible to ignore. The “American” part of their identity guaranteed that even Pakistani-Canadians such as myself would be treated equally in the United States. No. I wasn’t an American. I wasn’t a Pakistani-American. I was ultimately only a Pakistani. The moment I traveled to Yemen, I became suspicious because I was only regarded as a Pakistani. One professor agreed with my statement on the matter, “there is no such thing as a Pakistani-American. The hyphenation has been destroyed by the war.”

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This is a small story: the terrorist suspects are not Muslims: Don’t be alarmed

May 21st, 2012 Comments off
This story is small.  It did not make it into the front pages.  Most likely, the scheme was hatched by some FBI informant, as usual.  The suspects are anarchists, not Muslims, which explains why the story is not big.

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FBI entrapment

May 18th, 2012 Comments off
“The guy who convinced the plotters to blow up a big bridge, led them to the arms merchant, and drove the team to the bomb site was an FBI informant. The merchant was an FBI agent. The bomb, of course, was a dud. And the arrest was part of a pattern of entrapment by federal law enforcement since September 11, 2001, not of terrorist suspects, but of young men federal agents have had to talk into embracing violence in the first place. One of the Cleveland arrestees, Connor Stevens, complained to his sister of feeling “very pressured” by the guy who turned out to be an informant and was recorded in 2011 rejecting property destruction: “We’re in it for the long haul and those kind of tactics just don’t cut it,” he said. “And it’s actually harder to be non-violent than it is to do stuff like that.” Though when Cleveland’s NEWS Channel 5 broadcast that footage, they headlined it “Accused Bomb Plot Suspect Caught on Camera Talking Violence.” 

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US airstrike kills senior al-Qaida leader in Yemen

May 7th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - This file photo released by the FBI Thursday, May 15, 2003 shows Fahd al-Quso, who was charged as an al-Qaida member who helped to plan the attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in 2000. Yemeni officials say an airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida leader who was wanted in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Local official Abu Bakr bin Farid said Fahd al-Quso was killed Sunday, May 6, 2012 along with an aide in an airstrike in the southern Shabwa province. (AP Photo/FBI, File)An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI’s most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The drone attack was carried out by the CIA, U.S. officials said.

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Airstrike kills senior al-Qaida leader in Yemen

May 7th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - This file photo released by the FBI Thursday, May 15, 2003 shows Fahd al-Quso, who was charged as an al-Qaida member who helped to plan the attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in 2000. Yemeni officials say an airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida leader who was wanted in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Local official Abu Bakr bin Farid said Fahd al-Quso was killed Sunday, May 6, 2012 along with an aide in an airstrike in the southern Shabwa province. (AP Photo/FBI, File)An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI’s most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The airstrike resembled earlier U.S. drone attacks, but the U.S. did not immediately confirm it.

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FBI bombs

May 3rd, 2012 Comments off
Mohammed sent me this: “now the FBI are using tactics normally just used against Middle Easterners against white Americans… Who says theres no equality in the US?  What struck me the most about this article is that they said “The men were arrested Monday evening in an FBI sting, but posed no real danger to the public because the explosives they had were inert “!!!  In all the set ups of young Muslim men from Oregon to New York— have they ever stated that these youngsters were of no danger because they were using fake FBI explosive??  The FBI just needs to justify their institutional funding and will continue to create “terrorists” when needed. I know in Cleveland that it is especially bad. I know through close family relations, some of whom have done time for these set ups, that FBI agents will send in black agents posing as “crackheads” and street hustlers into Middle Eastern owned stores with offers to sell them really cheap (and clearly “stolen”) electronics. They build up a relationship with the people over the course of months and before you know it the “crackhead” will start bringing in big ticket items. None of these items are stolen and all have tracking equipment.  In the end this is done in order to entrap people who will then work as informants. No terrorists are ever found but they temp people with material goods and then give the option to inform or face jail time. The people I know took the jail time and one was deported. One guy specifically says that they told him “We have these Yemeni guys in New York… would you like to go meet them?”  In the end the FBI creates the crime, both when it comes to “terrorists” with fake bombs and corner store/gas station employees with “stolen goods”. But no one cares because its only Arabs and Muslims that they tend to target. Until now?”

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800 Nuclear Triggers Smuggled to Israel, Mastermind Untouchable–Secret FBI Files 

March 24th, 2012 Comments off

WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — An espionage ring smuggled 800 krytons to the Israeli Ministry of Defense for use in the clandestine Israeli nuclear weapons program according to newly declassified FBI files.  The secret documents were originally scheduled for public release in the year 2036, but were obtained under appeal to the Justice Department by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep).  The documents available online at http://www.IRmep.org/ila/krytons reveal new details about the failed effort to indict the nuclear smuggling ring’s masterminds. …
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[Archive]: ‘CIA: Mossad is the least friendly spy service to US interests!’

January 14th, 2012 Comments off
The CIA took an internal poll not long ago about friendly foreign intelligence agencies.

The question, mostly directed to employees of the clandestine service branch, was: Which are the best allies among friendly spy services, in terms of liaison with the CIA, and which are the worst? In other words, who acts like, well, friends?
“Israel came in dead last,” a recently retired CIA official told me the other day.
Not only that, he added, throwing up his hands and rising from his chair, “the Israelis are number three, with China number one and Russia number two,” in terms of how aggressive they are in their operations on U.S. soil.
Israel’s undercover operations here, including missions to steal U.S. secrets, are hardly a secret at the FBI, CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies. From time to time, in fact, the FBI has called Israeli officials on the carpet to complain about a particularly brazen effort to collect classified or other sensitive information, in particular U.S. technical and industrial secrets.
The most notorious operation employed Jonathan Pollard, the naval intelligence analyst convicted in 1987 and sentenced to life in prison for stealing tens of thousands of classified documents for Israel.
One of Israel’s major interests, of course, is keeping track of Muslims who might be allied with Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, or Iran-backed Hezbollah, based in Lebanon…. “There have been a number of cases reported to the FBI about Mossad officers who have approached leaders in Arab-American communities and have falsely represented themselves as ‘U.S. intelligence, ” Giraldi wrote recently in American Conservative magazine.
“Because few Muslims would assist an Israeli, this is done to increase the likelihood that the target will cooperate. It’s referred to as a ‘false flag’ operation.”
Giraldi’s piece continued, “Mossad officers sought to recruit Arab-Americans as sources willing to inform on their associates and neighbors. The approaches, which took place in New York and New Jersey, were reportedly handled clumsily, making the targets of the operation suspicious.”
“These Arab-Americans turned down the requests for cooperation,” Giraldi added,”and some of the contacts were eventually reported to the FBI, which has determined that at least two of the Mossad officers are, ironically, Israeli Arabs operating out of Israel’s mission to the United Nations in New York under cover as consular assistants.”
“Oh, sure, they do that,” the other former CIA official said, waving a dismissing hand, when I asked about Giraldi’s story. “They’re all over the place.”
The FBI did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
But a retired senior FBI counterintelligence official told SpyTalk, “They have always been extremely aggressive, and seem to feel they can operate whenever and wherever they want, in spite of being called on the carpet more than any other country by probably a factor of three times as often.”



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