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Saturday, June 14, 2008

BINGHAMTON NY CIRCA 1909 TO CURRENT DATE




Maxian's Lunch room 122 Clinton St Binghamton NY circa 1909, to the left. Downtown Binghamton NY in 2008, old brown decayed buildings the Stone Opera House on Chenango St, bricks have been falling into the street below. Binghamton is the seat of justice for Broome County. Situated at the junction of the Susquehanna and the Chenango rivers, it was for a long time known simply as Chenango Point. The site of Binghamton presents one of the most picturesque and beautiful landscapes that can easily be imagined. It is a slightly undulating plain, cut by the Susquehanna, running from east to west, and the Chenango, running from north to south, and almost completely surrounded by high hills, which add greatly to the general attractiveness of the scene.

Binghamton NY nothing has changed (other than unemployment) or been upgraded since 1909, a City in decay with no way out. Until the end of the American Revolution, the area that is today Binghamton was inhabited by Native Americans. Upon the very site of our town -- so says tradition -- a brigade of troops, under General James Clinton, father of our own DE WITT CLINTON, on their way to join General Sullivan, encamped two nights. As part of the Iroquois Confederacy, and considered a threat to the revolutionists' efforts, the Sullivan-Clinton campaign was used to remove the Native American population.

With the opening of the Erie Canal, this area, like many, sought their own canal to connect to the Erie to aid development. Finally in 1834, work began on the Chenango Canal, a 97-mile long engineering marvel which connected Binghamton in the south with Utica and the Erie Canal in the north. The first packet boat arrived in 1837 and new development followed the route of the canal. Despite the economic failure of the canal (it never made a profit), the area benefited from the arrival of new settlers and merchandise, as well as providing a means of shipping finished goods in and out of the area. Mills sprang up along the southern end of the canal, and department stores and hotels rose along the retail corridor.

In 1848, the Erie railroad arrived, and the coming of the "iron horse" spelled the end for the canal. Within two decades the area had become a transportation hub, with north-south and east-west railroad lines and the canal. But by 1874, the Chenango Canal route was closed in Binghamton, the only remnants being a proposed expansion along the Susquehanna River that would later become part of the Vestal Parkway.

By far, however, the area was truly changed with the arrival of the first cigar manufacturing company in the 1870's. By 1890 over fifty factories were operating with five thousand people involved in the manufacture of over 100 million cigars each year. Binghamton ranked only behind New York City as the top cigar-making city in the country. Immigrants from Eastern Europe and other countries poured into the area to work in this industry, or one of the many other companies producing over two hundred different types of products in Binghamton by the turn of the century.

Binghamton's population began to increase -- doubling every ten to fifteen years. It reached its height of 85,000 by the mid-1950s. Despite the largeness of the cigar making industry, it had all but disappeared by 1930 due to the rise in popularity of the cigarette, automation, and labor unrest. Many of the former cigar workers took solace in finding employment in the factories of the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Corporation. Begun as Lester Brothers Boot and Shoe Company in Binghamton in 1854, it moved to create its own company town, Lestershire, to the west of Binghamton.

Binghamton's effort at "Urban Renewal" in the 1960s only led to large empty lots and empty storefronts. But a resurgence based on diversity of business and slower growth has helped to bring the city moving back toward its former levels of employment and industrial strength (not hardly). Source - NY-Chapter Y GWRRA, http://www.tier.net/~gwrra/carohist.htm

2008....Nothing has been upgraded....Downtown area of Binghamton NY is in complete decay, the old office buildings from the early 1900's are actually falling into the streets below, funding to even demolish these decrepit buildings is lacking from the City or even the State of NY.

WORLD CUP SOCCER, IRAQ WINS, WOMAN SUICIDE BOMBER BLOWS UP 34 BAGHDAD SPORTS FANS IN FRONT OF CAFE

Female suicide bomber strikes World Cup soccer fans at sports cafe in Iraq, 34 wounded.
Al-Qiada=Barbarians, does not look like things are cooling off ?
AP ..BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber targeted a crowd of soccer fans celebrating Iraq's win in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday, wounding at least 34 people near a cafe north of Baghdad, police said. The young woman, who was covered in a traditional black Islamic robe, was dropped off by a car shortly before the attack as dozens of cheering young men poured out onto the streets after watching Iraq beat China 2-1 on television in the cafe in the town of Qara Tappah.

The woman told suspicious police that she was waiting for her husband but blew herself up after an officer spotted the detonator and began screaming at the crowd to disperse, according to the town's top administrator, Serwan Shukir. Seven police and 27 civilians were among the wounded, Shukir said, but the officer's warning had averted a higher casualty toll by preventing the woman from reaching the bulk of the fans.

Police Capt. Najib Khourshid said she was about 20 yards away from the crowd when the blast occurred. "About 100 people were in the cafe and we went out to celebrate the victory after the match. Minutes later, a big explosion took place near us," said Salman Hameed, who was wounded in his chest and right hand. "The female bomber has spoiled our joy and celebration."

Hameed, a Sunni Arab, said five of his Kurdish and Turkomen friends also were wounded in the attack. Qara Tappah is a mainly Kurdish and Shiite Turkomen city, about 75 miles northeast of Baghdad in the volatile Diyala province. The attack followed warnings by U.S. officials that al-Qaida in Iraq is increasing efforts to recruit women as suicide attackers in a bid to subvert stepped up security measures, particularly in Diyala.

400 TALIBAN TERRORISTS FLEE AFTER JAIL BREAK AT SARPOSA PRISON IN KANDAHAR, SUICIDE TRUCK BOMBER BLASTED FRONT GATE OPEN.


Taliban Fighters Flee After Jail Break . PHOTOS of Sarposa prison before and after the Taliban suicide truck bomb attack. Saturday June 14, 2008. Up to 1,000 prisoners, including 400 Taliban militants, are on the run following breakout from jail. (click images for video).

Fifteen security staff were reported dead after a well-planned attack on Sarposa Prison in Kandahar involving a truck and car suicide bombers and rocket explosions. Sky's Andrew Wilson, reporting from Camp Bastion in Helmand province, says it is further evidence of a major shift in tactics by the insurgents' commanders.

See BBC News video here, on the ground aftermath of the huge explosion.
The attack began with the blowing of the jail's entrance by a suicide bomber blowing up a lorry (GAS TANKER TRUCK). Several dozen Taliban, armed with rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles then stormed the mud-built compound and started to free the prisoners which apart from militants included women and suspected criminals (A SECOND SUICIDE BOMBER HIT THE BACK OF THE MUD WALL PRISON TO MAKE AN ESCAPE ROUTE).
Authorities have also launched a probe to find out if any officials were involved in the commando-style attack by several dozen Taliban fighters under darkness. Justice minister Mohammad Qasim Hashimzai said none of the prisoners had been re-arrested. "Government officials are busy finding out what really happened. We are trying to find out that if there was any inside help," Mr Hashimzai.

"It was a very unprecedented attack and together with foreign forces, an operation has been launched to track down and arrest the prisoners." Some high ranking Taliban field commanders were also among those who have managed to escape.

The US military has handed over an unspecified number of suspected Taliban fighters to Afghan custody under a programme agreed last year to transfer all Afghan prisoners from American-run jails. ALSO... A roadside bomb has killed four American troops in Kabul. A US military spokesman said they were helping train Afghan police.
Bill Warner private investigator

ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE CAR BOMB ATTACK IN IRAQ, AL-QAIDA'S USE OF THE INTERNET














Anatomy of a suicide car bomb attack (click images) in Iraq, al-Qaida's use of the internet.

Expert Report II: U.S. v. Amawi et al.
Evan F. Kohlmann
January 2008, It was Zarqawi’s tragic suicide bombing attacks—carefully documented on film—that most sparked the imagination of Al-Qaida supporters around the world. Beyond depicting the mere explosions themselves,
videos, see one here, released by Al-Qaida in Iraq focused heavily on planning phases and the pre-execution rituals for “martyrs-inwaiting.”

The importance of suicide bombers to Zarqawi’s propaganda was self-evident even as early as his first full-length propaganda film,
“The Winds of Victory,” released in July 2004. The video principally pays homage to various suicide bombings carried out by Al-Qaida against Western and Iraqi government targets in 2003 and 2004, including the devastating truck bomb attack on the United Nations compound in Baghdad and the attempted seaborne attack on an oil terminal in the Arabian Gulf off Basra.

The video contains footage of senior Al-Qaida leaders, martyrdom wills read by suicide bombers of Iraqi, Kuwait, and Saudi origin, and footage of several actual suicide attacks carried out inside Iraq. Perhaps the most memorable single clip from the entire “Winds of Victory” film was a nighttime suicide truck bomb attack carried out by Iraqi national Abul-Harith Abdelrahman al-Dosari on a U.S. checkpoint at Khaldiya Bridge in early 2004.

Al- Dosari is first shown reading his will and then subsequently demonstrating the use of his bomb-triggering device:
“To my mother, father, wife, brothers and sisters, and all my beloved ones… I have not forgotten you and will not forget you… I have not left you because of anxiety, but to answer the call from almighty Allah for jihad… we see death as more enjoyable than a thousand steps you take on the flowers among you… All it takes is the press of a button. Following that, with the help of Allah, the banner of ‘No God but Allah’ will prevail, and the person will be finished with this world after fulfilling his mission.”

As al-Dosari walks towards his destiny and a truck carrying nearly four tons of
explosives, he is surrounded by senior Al-Qaida members who celebrate his anticipated sacrifice and chant the lyrics to the song, “Zifou Shaheed”:

“Hurry the martyr, Allah, Allah. Hurry the martyr to his second home in paradise. The wedding procession of nymphs, passionate lovers. Hurry the martyr with his wounds, with his blood, with his clothes on. Pray for him, Oh beloved ones. I say goodbye as a stranger, if we do not meet on this earth, I say goodbye to you… I see that you are leaving and not coming back.”

The DVD folder QCV140 and the DVD marked as 69185_1B1 contain multiple
excerpted portions taken from “Winds of Victory” of specific suicide operations, including the Khaldiya Bridge truck bombing mission executed by Abul-Harith al- Dosari. Additionally, the “My Pictures” folder stored within QCV140 contains at least two screen shots taken from the video “Winds of Victory” depicting the postmortem remains of Abul-Harith al-Dosari.


During audio recording 1D14 from January 10, 2005, participants appear to be discussing the same postmortem images of al-Dosari:
“See, look. This is the guy who committed, May God be praised, the martyrdom driving the car… This is a brother who made martyrdom car bombing on the bridge of Khalidya. Look brother, after – after the whole blow… explosion; when they returned him. My brother, look at his face. I swear to Allah he is smiling… And the whole explosion.
Glory be to Allah. Look, I mean Praise be to God, he’s still in one piece.”

The attack itself was video-recorded by al-Qaida representatives
positioned nearby, and the video was subsequently distributed on the Internet.
Separately, the DVD folder QCV140 and the DVD marked as 69185_1B1 also
contain another relevant video excerpt from “Winds of Victory” documenting a
coordinated, multi-pronged suicide bombing attack in the Iraqi city of Karbala in mid- 2004.


The bombers included three Saudis (Abu Saad al-Makki, Abu al-Zubair al-Najdi,
and Abu Amshah al-Shomari); a Libyan (Abu Abdullah al-Liby); and a Syrian (Abu Abdelkarim al-Suri). As the men are shown reading their martyrdom wills, a narrator explains in Arabic:
“These knightly angels gathered together without any prior arrangements or prior relationships. Strangers arrived from various tribes… Abu Saad al-Makki, Abu al-Zubair al-Najdi, Abu Abdullah al-Liby, Abu Amshah al-Shomari, Abu Abdelkarim al-Suri. The heavens invited them to an immortal wedding. They could see with their hearts the beautiful nymphs, while wearing fancy silks, laying on luxurious couches, opening their arms, waiting for the time to get together and waiting for the hour of our reunion [in paradise]… This blessed convoy marched forward and mounted the saddles of death in a charge towards paradise…


They refused to live a life of humiliation like some people; instead, they insisted on inscribing the glory of Islam with their blood.” An accompanying text caption on the video explained, “the mujahideen decided to wipe out the following targets: Polish troops (Abu Abdullah al-Liby will pave the way for Abu
Saad al-Makki so that he can accomplish the mission); a coalition hospital (Abu
Abdelkarim al-Suri will pave the way for his brother Abu Amshah al-Shomari), and the Karbala provincial building.”


Once again—just as with the aforementioned clip of Abul-Harith al-Dosari—this file has the identical name and size as the excerpted version that was first officially released by Al-Qaida over the Internet in August 2004. Likewise, the “My Pictures” folder stored under QCV140 contains at least five still JPEG
images taken from this same video clip.


Folder QCV06 includes copies of
two memorable suicide bombing videos
released by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Al-Qaida faction in mid-November 2004. The first video contains footage of a dramatic suicide car bombing on a U.S. convoy in the restive Iraqi city of Ramadi. [During the transcript of recording 1D12 from November 23, 2004, there is a discussion as participants apparently watch video of the same suicide attack in Ramadi.]

The second video features apparent footage of a November 4, 2004
suicide car bomb attack on a checkpoint about 20 miles southwest of Baghdad manned by soldiers from the Scottish Black Watch regiment in the United Kingdom. The blast killed three of the soldiers and wounded eight others. A civilian Iraqi interpreter working with the regiment also died in the bombing. The masterminds behind the attack were apparently seeking to deliberately kill British soldiers on station in Iraq.


The same video appears to be playing during audio recording 1D24 from February 6, 2005. Folder QCV09 contains copies of another film released by Abu Musab al- Zarqawi’s Al-Qaida faction in January 2005.84 This video contains apparent footage from multiple camera angles of a December 29, 2004 suicide truck bomb attack on a building used as a base by the U.S. military in Mosul.

Subsequent letters from Al- Qaida associates identified the bomber as 20-year old Saudi medical student Ahmed Said al-Ghamdi (a.k.a. Abu al-Miqdad al Ghamdi). According to their accounts, al-Ghamdi “was able to enter [Iraq] after only a single week in order to join the Martyrs Brigade of Al-Qaida’s network in Mesopotamia… Ahmed purchased a truck and purchased explosives with his own personal money… Three days after entering [Iraq], he executed his blessed operation targeting the Americans.” Insurgents filmed al-Ghamdi’s suicide truck bombing attack from three separate angles. The video footage was subsequently
released on the Internet by Al-Qaida’s Jihad Committee in Mesopotamia.


Recent history has demonstrated that there are few religious-ideological barriers in the world of international terrorism. The secular Ba'athist regime in Syria works closely with Hizballah, as a secular Ba'athist regime in Iraq has developed ties to al-Qaeda.It would be a mistake to assume that Islamist international terror groups are driven primarily by the religious associations with radical Sunni or radical Shiite Islam. These groups have their own geopolitical interests in bridging this great Islamic divide - particularly their antipathy for the United States and its allies.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Mohamed Agrees To Plead Guilty To Aiding Terrorists, because he is one ! Mohamed's YouTube screen name was MICHALJEBRAL.

TAMPA – Former University of South Florida student Ahmed Mohamed has agreed to plead guilty to providing material support to terrorists, according to a signed 12-page plea agreement entered onto the docket in U.S. District Court.

Mohamed, an Egyptian citizen, arrested, along with another student, Youssef Megahed, in South Carolina in August after deputies said they found explosive materials in their trunk.


Authorities charged Mohamed (YOUTUBE SCREEN NAME MICHALJEBRAL) with trying to help terrorists in connection with a video they said he made and posted to the Web site YouTube. On the video, authorities said, he showed how to use a remote-controlled toy to detonate a bomb.


The signed plea agreement, by Ahmed Mohamed, is seen here.

Internet Jihad and the use of Youtube came into play in the 12 page plea deal of Ahmed Mohamed, subsequent FBI analysis of the laptop computer of Ahmed Mohamed revealed that one of the last items played was a video recording related to the use and firing of Qassam rockets in the Middle East.

Also Mohamed had used YouTube in July 2007 to upload a 12 minute demo video on how to use the components of a remote control toy car to detonate an explosive device (for car bombs), He stated that he filmed the YouTube audio/video inside his apartment in Tampa Fl using the screen name MICHALJEBRAL.

Under the terms of the plea deal, prosecutors have agreed to dismiss other charges, including counts in an indictment alleging he illegally transported explosives. The maximum penalty for the charge to which Mohamed will plead guilty is 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

Megahed's attorney, public defender Adam Allen, said, "We're happy to see that the person who was responsible for the illegal activity charged in the indictment has decided to plead guilty to it. We're also hopeful that the government intends to dismiss the alleged explosives counts against my client as well."

Reached in Egypt, Mohamed's father, Abdel Latif Mohamed, said he didn't know about the plea agreement and couldn't discuss it until he talked to an attorney.
U.S. Attorney's spokesman Steve Cole declined to say what precipitated the plea deal. "The plea agreement speaks for itself, and at this time we have no further comment," he said.

The
plea agreement describes the 12-minute YouTube video in detail, and says Mohamed told investigators his intention in making and distributing the recording was to support attempts by terrorists to murder employees of the United States, including members of the military engaged in their official duties.
Mohamed said he made the video in his Tampa apartment and uploaded it using the screen name Michaljebral. He said he wanted to teach "martyrdoms" and "suiciders" how to save themselves so they could continue to fight the invaders, the plea agreement states.

Mohamed said he considered the U.S. Military and those fighting with the U.S. military in Arab countries to be invaders.

Ahmed Mohamed pleads guilty in Tampa to support of terrorism, his case and the current cases in Toronto and in Atlanta and in London and in Chicago and in Toledo are all linked to Jihad on the internet and Youtube (Mohamed's 12 min how to bomb video, just one of many) as the root cause of their indoctrination into terrorism, the "Jihad Generation".

Bill Warner private investigator

3 in Ohio guilty of plot against US troops in Iraq, Muslim used car dealer Mazloum and his pals face life in prison.










Three Ohio men were convicted Friday of plotting to recruit and train terrorists to kill American soldiers in Iraq, a case put together with help from a former soldier who posed as a radical bent on violence.
Mohammad Amawi, 28, Marwan El-Hindi, 45, and Wassim Mazloum, 27, face maximum sentences of life in prison. Prosecutors said the men were learning to shoot guns and make explosives while raising money to fund their plans to wage a holy war against U.S. troops. Wassim Mazloum was going to use his business as cover for his ventures into Iroq, Mr. Mazloum was a used car importer/exporter, add him to the very long list of Muslim used car dealers involvved in terrorism see list here

According to the government, the men became versed in terror attacks through videos and “jihadist” Web sites and sought to acquire powerful explosives. One of them talked about financing the operation by creating a dummy nonprofit organization, authorities said

The federal jury in Toledo returned its verdict after three days of deliberations. U.S. District Judge James G. Carr did not set a sentencing date, said acting U.S. attorney Bill Edwards. "Today's verdicts should send a strong message to individuals who would use this country as a platform to plot attacks against U.S. military personnel in Iraq and elsewhere," said Patrick Rowan, acting assistant attorney general for national security, in a written statement. "This case also underscores the need for continued vigilance in identifying and dismantling extremist plots that develop in America's heartland."

Messages seeking comment from defense attorneys were not immediately returned. At trial they claimed that the three defendants, who all lived in the Toledo area, were manipulated by the government's star witness, Darren Griffin.
The undercover FBI informant and former Army Special Forces soldier recorded the men for about two years beginning in 2004 while they talked about training in explosives, guns, and sniper tactics. They often met in their homes and at a tiny storefront mosque where they prayed together.

Defense attorneys noted that Griffin was involved in all conversations the prosecution presented to the jury, and that there was no evidence of telephone conversations or e-mails dealing with the alleged plot among only the defendants. Griffin won the trust of the men by posing as a former soldier who grew disenchanted with U.S. foreign policy who was now intent on violence against America. Prosecutors said even Griffin's family had been under the impression that he had become a radical.

Griffin said most people at the mosque shunned him and that no one raised any threats until El-Hindi began talking about kidnapping Israeli soldiers. Amawi, Griffin said, asked him to help him train two recruits from Chicago for holy war.
According to one secret recording made by Griffin, Amawi said he was troubled by the loss of life in New York in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but he quickly added: "Killing Americans in Iraq is OK."

Griffin testified that he twice traveled to Jordan with Amawi and also taught Amawi and Mazloum how to shoot guns. El-Hindi told Griffin, according to recordings heard in court, that he knew two cousins who were eager to receive "jihad training." Griffin asked El-Hindi if he was recruiting for jihad. "Oh no, I just want to take these two," El-Hindi answered, adding that he wanted to take care of them for their families.

The two Chicago-area cousins - Khaleel Ahmed of Chicago and Zubair A. Ahmed of suburban North Chicago - have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to kill American soldiers and face trial next year. Amawi, El-Hindi and Mazloum were convicted of conspiring to kill or maim people outside the United States, including military personnel. Amawi and El-Hindi were convicted of distributing information regarding explosives to terrorists.

Amawi and El-Hindi are U.S. citizens, and Mazloum came to the U.S. legally from Lebanon. El-Hindi was born in Jordan, and Amawi was born in the U.S. but also has Jordanian citizenship. They had blended easily into the city's thriving Muslim community.

Mazloum was a college student who helped his brother run a used-car lot (he was part owner of two used car lots) Amawi once worked at a bakery. And El-Hindi was a married father of seven.


WASSIM MAZLOUM OWNS TWO USED CAR LOTS IN TOLEDO, "CITY AUTO SALES & RAM AUTO SALES", HE AND 2 OTHERS WERE GOING TO ASSIST IRAQI TERRORISTS TO KILL U.S. SOLDIERS, Indictment: United States of America v. Mohammad Zaki Amawi ...


INTERNET MAY HAVE PLAYED ROLE IN TORONTO AND ATLANTA TRUCK BOMB PLOTS, THE JIHAD GENERATION.


video
The Canadian press (CBC News) has published an article that appears to blame Muslim Cyber-Jihadism for the Toronto (and Atlanta) terrorist truck bomb plots. Video above shows FBI field testing truck bomb material and it's affect.
On the internet there are "calls to arms even step-by-step
instructions, from how to make an explosive to where a suicide bomber should stand in a crowded bus for maximum impact".


I have been adamant in my stance on shutting down Muslim Jihad websites hosted in the USA, see here and here and here and here.

I have been labeled an "Internet censor" see here, been called a nuisance see here, been sued for publishing stories about Muslims linked to terrorism see here and had my website http://www.wbipi.com/ shut down and removed from the internet in February of 2007 by my then web hosting company, Idearc Media Verizon, for objectionable content (same content as seen today).

Original Message -----
From Verizon... Idearc Media Corp
From: Stephen.Tenney@idearc.com
Cc: Kevin.L.Wiser@idearc.com ; Dane.R.Welt@idearc.com

To: Dane.R.Welt@idearc.com
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:06 AM
Subject: WBI Inc

Dane (sales rep for the WBI account)

Your customer William Warner of WBI Inc has a website with
superpages.com. The content of this website has been researched and deemed in violation of the Pink Policy for content. I contacted Mr.. Warner this morning and advised him that he had 5 business day to remove the content or the site will be taken down.
That dead line is 2/1/07. The following information applies to the handling of the website http://www.wbipi.com/

The customer has 5 business days to make all necessary changes in
bringing the web site back into compliance with our Pink Policy. They must cease making changes to the site through the addition of objectionable content. If they fail to do so we will immediately remove the site, without notice, in the future.


thank you

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The following article in the CBC News calls the on-line terrorists the Jihad generation, the name is very apropos and gives credence to my theory that these young on-line terrorists are brainwashed with the avalanche of anti-west propaganda, beheading videos and scenarios for future terror attacks against the USA and the West, see following article.

Internet may have played role in bomb plot CBC News
Police believe the suspects in the alleged bomb plot in Toronto (and Atlanta) may have been
part of a growing trend of cyber-jihadism. Canadian authorities estimate there are as many as 4,500 jihadist websites, and they've become the main networking tool for radicals. It is uncensored terrain and authorities say it is growing fast.

There are calls to arms, even step-by-step instructions, from how to make an explosive to where a suicide bomber should stand in a crowded bus for maximum impact. The recruits seem to be mostly young men at a crossroads between Islamic society and the Western world. Security experts call them the "jihad generation," young, confused and computer savvy.

"It is easier to recruit a 17-year-old who is in a crisis of identity, who is unsure of his place in the world, than it is to recruit someone who is 40, married, a job, a career, a lot of life experience to keep him balanced," said John Thompson of the Mackenzie Institute.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service first caught wind of a possible cell after a tip from British authorities, who had been monitoring the Internet movements of Younis Tsouli - a.k.a. "Irhabi 007" - a London man accused of operating a series of al-Qaeda-linked websites. Officials believe Tsouli was using one of his chat rooms to communicate with radical recruits in Toronto and Atlanta. The London court was told that he and his codefendants Waseem Mughal, 24, and Tariq al-Daour, 21, had close links to al-Qaeda in Iraq and posted videos of its attacks on coalition forces and the beheading of Western hostages. “A lot of the funding that the brothers are getting is coming because of the videos. Imagine how many have gone after seeing the videos. Imagine how many have become shahid [martyrs].”

Using the internet in such a manner has been done before. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali of Falls Church, Va., was found guilty of plotting to kill U.S. President George W. Bush and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Authorities found he had researched online terrorist manuals.

A report into the London's transit system bombings also found the bombers plotted their attack on the internet. But Frank Cilluffo, who served in the U.S. Office of Homeland Security, says the street runs both ways. "Hopefully, one of the outcomes of this case is that not only do terrorists recognize the role of the internet, but maybe they should also start recognizing that the good guys exploit that as well, and beware."
Bill Warner
private investigator
WBI Inc Private Detective Agency
Sarasota Fl

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

TERRORISTS SYED AHMED AND EHSANUL SADEQUEE PLANNED TRUCK BOMBING AT CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) ATL "PURE AIRBORNE, MAN" SMALLPOX & 1 MILL DEAD











Two Georgia men, Syed Haris Ahmed (no hat) and Ehsanul Sadequee (fat face with hat) of Atlanta, were arrested on April 20th 2006 after visiting Toronto in March 2005 to meet three "Islamic extremists of the Toronto 18", their plot (Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Sadequee) was to blow up the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta GA that stores smallpox.

SEE CNN VIDEO OF ATLANTA AL-FAROOQ MOSQUE WERE THEY MET HERE

Police believe the suspects in the alleged bomb plot in Toronto (and Atlanta) may have been part of a growing trend of cyber-jihadism. Canadian authorities estimate there are as many as 4,500 jihadist websites, and they've become the main networking tool for radicals. It is uncensored terrain and authorities say it is growing fast. There are calls to arms, even step-by-step instructions, from how to make an explosive to where a suicide bomber should stand in a crowded bus for maximum impact. The recruits seem to be mostly young men at a crossroads between Islamic society and the Western world. Security experts call them the "jihad generation," young, confused and computer savvy.

"Bomb-laden trucks planned in Toronto 18 terror plot" 6/11/2008 news report.
BACKGROUND ON THE TORONTO 18 WITH THEIR NAMES;
June 2, 2006: Four hundred anti-terrorism authorities led by the RCMP raid neighbourhoods and a warehouse in and around Toronto, arrest ten adults and five underage youths. The adults, are Fahim Ahmad, Zacharia Amara, Asad Ansari, Shareef Abdelhaleem, Steven Chand, Amin Mohamed Durrani, Ahmad Ghany, Qayyum Abdul Jamal, Jahmaal James, Saad Khalid. Mohammed Dirie and Yasim Abdi Mohamed, also charged, are already in jail serving time for smuggling weapons into Canada from the U.S. in August 2005. (see a CBC.ca photogallery of the raid)
August 3, 2006: The eighteenth suspect is arrested in connection with attending the training camp in December 2005. Ibrahim Aboud, of Mississauga, is arrested without incident at his Mississauga home.

The ATLANTA men (Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Sadequee) discussed on the phone with the Toronto 18 ringleader (FBI Patriot Act comes into play here, thank God) terror strikes in the United States, including attacks on oil refineries and military bases, and planned to disable the Global Positioning System (GPS), which would disrupt military and commercial communications and air traffic.

During the intercept (phone call), the alleged ringleader, in Toronto suggests he is one of the three men referred to as a terrorist and says the Americans stayed with him for two weeks. He said Sadequee had attended high school in Ajax and that he was "very, very tight" with him.

The Toronto ringlrader, was arrested weeks later during a police sweep that netted 14 adults and four youths. Charges have since been stayed against four adults and three youths. Police say the members had been plotting truck bombs for GTA sites in Toronto.

Contrary to the report, they, (Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Sadequee), never discussed attacking oil refineries, but did take credit for coming up with the GPS idea.

The Toronto ringleader, went on to reveal that the Americans, Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Sadequee, were planning to attack the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, adding, "That's pure airborne, man." anthrax and smallpox etc.

Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Sadequee in Atlanta GA were Georgia Tech (GT) Students, GT has numerous programs with the CDC in Atlanta along with numerous programs were GT students can work on research programs at the CDC, can you say inside job.

Smallpox is the only infectious disease in human history to be eradicated. In the past few weeks, however, some in the medical and defense communities have expressed concern that clandestine stocks of weaponized variola virus could be used by terrorists or rogue states against civilians. Two official repositories of the smallpox virus have been authorized by the World Health Organization at the CDC in Atlanta and the Vector laboratory in Russia.

Vaccinating the American public against smallpox is no longer just a public health issue. In light of recent statements attributed to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, it has become a national security matter. Mounting concerns about new terrorist attacks, including biological attacks on American civilians, have intensified the debate among policymakers and public health officials over how best to prepare for a smallpox attack, either with preemptive or post-attack vaccinations. Even a localized attack (Atlanta CDC) on non-immunized Americans could result in the deaths of a million or more people nationally.

More information on smallpox;
What is smallpox? - Smallpox is a highly contagious disease unique to humans caused by two virus variants called Variola major and Variola minor.
What are the symptoms of smallpox? - initial symptoms of smallpox include acute onset of fever, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting and severe muscle aches.
How is smallpox spread? - Smallpox is often spread by the respiratory secretions of people with smallpox to people who have close face to face contact.
What causes smallpox? - Smallpox is caused by variola virus. Anyone exposed to the smallpox virus may get smallpox.
What's the treatment for smallpox? - There is currently no cure for smallpox - although the vaccine can sometimes help those recently exposed.

We are ill-prepared to deal with a terrorist attack that employs biological weapons. In countering civilian terrorism, the focus has been almost wholly on chemical and explosive weapons. A chemical release or a major explosion is far more manageable than the biological challenges posed by the additional use of smallpox or anthrax. After an explosion or a chemical attack, the worst effects are quickly over, the dimensions of the catastrophe can be defined, the toll of injuries and deaths can be ascertained, and efforts can be directed to stabilization and recovery. Not so following the additional use of smallpox or anthrax in an explosion. Day after relentless day, additional cases could be expected, and in new areas.

This plot is so workable, so simple, so devious, these goons in Atlanta were Georgia Tech students, they could get info on what side of the CDC building the smallpox is stored, get a Ryder Rental truck, load it with fertilizer and diesel fuel and a detonator, drive up to the CDC building, ram it into the side and blow it up, smallpox is passed into the air, any injured or first responders would be infected, hospital personal caring for the injured etc. etc., and 1 million are dead and Atlanta (my son lives in Buckhead) and the South East is devastated, these bastards, Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Sadequee !


This is the whacked out terrorist thinking and planning of the al-Muhajiroun group, mass causalities at any cost, can you imangine the wide spread panic in Atlanta after it was made known that smallpox was airbone after a truck bomb attack on the CDC !

Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Sadequee in Atlanta GA are members of al-Muhajiroun and had been linked to the two radical cousins in Chicago Zubair A. Ahmed, age 27, who had resided at 3504 Green Bay Road, Apartment 309C, North Chicago, Illinois, and his cousin, Khaleel Ahmed, age 26, resides at 4501 N. Keystone Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

From the Federal Indictment of the Ahmed cousins;
ZUBAIR stated, in part and in substance, that they need to achieve financial independence for their households so that they are free to engage in violent jihad. ZUBAIR also indicated that they need to have good solid contacts in order to be successful, and advised Subject B that he could connect him with a contact ZUBAIR had made in
Atlanta. On or about December 2, 2005, KHALEEL and ZUBAIR communicated by telephone and, in part and in substance, agreed that they should travel to Atlanta to meet with Subject B in the Spring.
videoFBI video shows truck bomb material and it's effect.

Bill Warner
Private Investigator
WBI Inc Private Detective Agency
Sarasota Fl
www.wbipi.com

WHAT IS AL-MUHAJIROUN ? WHO IS AL-MUHAJIROUN? WHERE ARE THE AL-MUHAJIROUN SLEEPER CELLS IN NY?


Rewind to London, Sunday, 8 September, 1996. Al-Muhajiroun, an obscure Islamist organisation, has booked the London Arena in Docklands for a conference dedicated to 'the struggle for Khilafah', the creation of an Islamic state. Speakers are to include Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, al-Muhajiroun's leader, who 10 years later will flee Britain to Lebanon after praising the 7 July London bombers. Click images for al-Muhajiroun video on the network.

Video addresses will be beamed in and letters of support are to be read. There will be one from Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the Hamas leader held in an Israeli prison for authorising the execution of two Israeli soldiers. There is another from Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, jailed in the US for plotting to set off bombs in New Jersey and New York.

There will also be an address on behalf of a man called Sheikh al-Jihad, better known as Osama Bin Laden, who a month earlier had publicly declared war on America. At the time the conference, which the organisers cancelled at the last moment, raised hardly a blip on the radar of British intelligence.

Al-Muhajiroun became the incubator of a global terror network that played a decisive role in radicalising the five 'fertiliser bomb' plotters jailed for life for planning a multiple bombing campaign at targets that included the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London and Britain's domestic gas network.

See video here of the BBC News report by Richard Watson on al-Muhajiroun and the Masjid al-Fatima Mosque in Queens NY were I took the crew to establish links to Mohammed Junaid Babar and al-Muhajiroun. The Mosques founder Aqeel Khan admits on camera to the terror group al-Muhajiroun's influence at his Mosque the Masjid al-Fatima aka Islamic Center of Queens and how $400,000 went misssing.
The fertiliser bomb plotters were typical of those al-Muhajiroun found and indoctrinated. The parents of many of those the group attracted pleaded desperately with their sons to break away. But al-Muhajiroun's appeal was irresistible. Hundreds embraced Bakri's call to jihad and, with al-Muhajiroun's help were dispatched to terror training camps in Pakistan.

As Peter Clarke, head of Scotland Yard's Counter-Terrorism Command, said last month: 'In the Nineties many people believed extremists from overseas regimes who were active in the UK were, if anything, pursuing agendas against foreign governments, and posed little or no threat to the UK.' This failure allowed a dangerous global network to flourish. A network that has come back to haunt Britain and shows no sign of being dismantled.

Forward: New York 2002. Everyone who knew Syed Hashmi says he was a good kid. Born in Pakistan but brought up in New York's gritty borough of Queens, friends recall Hashmi as a caring, bright young man, whose devotion to Islam was passionate but not of the sort that marked him out from any other Muslims. But things changed when Hashmi switched colleges, leaving Stony Brook University in Long Island for the more mixed Brooklyn College, from where he graduated with a degree in political science in 2003.

It was at Brooklyn that Hashmi, 23, discovered al-Muhajiroun, inviting a member to speak at his campus. At the time the memory of the 11 September attacks on the World Trade Centre was hardwired into New York's consciousness. People were edgy and security services more vigilant.

One prominent Muslim radical who lived in Queens had been a particular concern. In November 2001 Mohammed Babar, a naturalised US citizen who had been born in Pakistan, attracted the interest of US intelligence when he openly declared in a TV interview that he was willing to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. 'My loyalty will forever be with the Muslims,' he said, despite his mother having narrowly escaped from the World Trade Centre when the planes struck.

Shortly after 9/11, Babar, who had been recruited by al-Muhajiroun in 2000, disappeared off the US intelligence service's radar. He had fled to Pakistan where he stayed at al-Muhajiroun's office in Lahore before buying an apartment in the city's Eden Heights suburb in 2002. Over the next two years, the flat became a temporary home to a conveyor belt of radicalised British Muslims, many of whom, like Babar, had been born in Pakistan and wanted to fight. Angered by what they saw as the West's failure to protect Bosnian Muslims in the Nineties war in the former Yugoslavia, their sense of grievance was heightened by the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the turmoil in Chechnya and Kashmir.

Many of those who stayed there ended up at the Malakand training camp hidden in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province. It was there that Mohammed Siddique Khan, an al-Muhajiroun convert and the ringleader of the 7/7 plot that killed 52 people in London, learnt his murderous skills.

Other Britons at the camp in the summer of 2003 included Omar Khyam, ringleader of the fertiliser bombers. He attended the camp with Saladhuddin Amin, later to play a key role in the plot. Along with scores of other militants the pair practised making explosives, detonating devices in the camp. Until now the details of how Babar met the fertiliser bomb plotters have been hazy. But documents filed by the US authorities who extradited him from the UK, say it was Hashmi, described as one of al-Muhajiroun's top recruiters, who brought the American, Babar, into the organisation where he later met the British fertiliser bomb plotters.

Hashmi, who moved to Britain from Queens in 2003, allegedly allowed his London flat to be used to store supplies and money that Babar was shipping out to Abdul al-Hadi al-Iraqi, then head of al-Qaeda's operations in Afghanistan. The supplies included ponchos, torches and boots, useful for recruits fighting US troops in remote parts of Afghanistan.

Hashmi was arrested on 8 June last year as he tried to board a plane from Heathrow to Pakistan carrying thousands of pounds in cash. If convicted in the US he faces up to 54 years in prison. His lawyers say he will deny all the charges and that much of the evidence against him is conflicting.

A Canadian, Momin Khawaja, said to be a close associate of Babar and al-Muhajiroun, will soon stand trial in his own country for his alleged role in the fertiliser bomb plot. Both trials threaten to shine new light on the links between al-Muhajiroun's operations in North America and Britain - links the US authorities are playing down. Michael Chertoff, the Homeland Security Secretary, quickly blamed British Islamists, but it is increasingly clear al-Muhajiroun's influence in the US spawned a small army of jihadists who exported the movement's ideology around the world.

As Babar, who turned supergrass against the fertiliser bombers, admitted at the trial, the US arm of al-Muhajiroun was a key component in its success. 'Most influence started in the early Nineties - Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed here in the UK,' Babar said. 'They [al-Muhajiroun] had representatives in New York. I was able to meet them on the internet. We spoke numerous times over the phone and there was a lot of literature available on the internet.'

The influence of al-Muhajiroun is apparent in the number of terrorists it allegedly influenced. The shoe bomber, Richard Reid, was seen at several al-Muhajiroun meetings in Ilford, east London, in the months before his failed attempt to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 flying between Paris and Miami. One regular visitor to the group's north London office was Asif Hanif, 21, from Hounslow, west London. On 29 April, 2003, he walked into Mike's Bar, a crowded cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel, and detonated his explosive belt, killing three people and injuring 60 others.

Haroon Rasheed Aswat, another prominent member of al-Muhajiroun, was arrested in 2005 accused of attempting to set up a terror training camp for British and American jihadists in Oregon. In 2005 Mobeen Muneef, 25, (currently he is serving 15 years in a Iraq prison)a Londoner, was picked up by US Marines on patrol in Ramadi, southern Iraq, after being caught allegedly passing weapons to insurgents. Muneef is believed to have attended al-Muhajiroun lectures in London.

Press play: Present-day Britain. Somewhere in the UK hides a deeply disturbed 27-year-old would-be suicide bomber, a close friend of Asif Hanif, who killed himself and three others in Mike's Bar in Tel Aviv and an associate of several fertiliser bomb plotters, including Babar.

The man, referred to as at the trial as 'Imran', has been on the run since last year. He had returned to the UK after a spell in a Pakistani jail, where he had been interrogated by MI6 over his links to suspected terrorists. When he was arrested in 2005, Pakistani intelligence found 'Imran' had the telephone numbers of several defendants in the fertilizer bomb plot trial, as well as high-ranking al-Qaeda figures. The jury heard the plotters had approached 'Imran' to become a suicide bomber but he had bailed out at the eleventh hour, believing they would not go through with their side of the plan.

'Imran', who had been radicalised by al-Muhajiroun in Britain before linking up with its office in Lahore, also admitted to the Pakistani authorities that he had met two of the 7/7 bombers, Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shezhad Tanweer, at a jihadist training camp in late 2004. His story should act as a warning: al-Muhajiroun's legacy lingers and its followers are still out there.

Bakri may be in exile but he still spreads his message from his luxury flat overlooking the Mediterranean in Beirut where his neighbours include the Egyptian ambassador. 'Al-Muhajiroun are still a threat because Bakri's followers continue to operate under different names giving leaflets out at mosques and universities,' said Dr Irfan al-Alawi, director of the Centre for Islamic Pluralism.
'Bakri continues to preach his sermons via an internet chatroom from his exile, which means his evil ideology is still being practised by his followers who are part of a new group called Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah.'

These followers, notably Abu Izzadeen, charged last month with inciting terrorism overseas, have continued to preach incendiary sermons around the country. Splinter successor groups have emerged and, despite being proscribed by the government, continue to act as conduits for young radicals.

Even Bakri acknowledges his former organisation's continuing influence. 'Al-Muhajiroun was a political party,'. 'We were not a militant group. During my 20 years as an Islamic preacher in the UK, three or four thousand people heard me speak. I cannot be responsible for everything these people do. Yes, I spoke of jihad, but people have taken it out of context.'

The security service's greatest fear is that the hundreds, possibly thousands, of young men al-Muhajiroun helped dispatch to become 'holy warriors' overseas are now returning to Britain, ready to turn their sights on domestic targets. The trend was predicted as far back as 2002 by Hassan Butt, a former al-Muhajiroun member who attended terror training camps in Pakistan. 'These were people I was meeting and these were people who decided to return to Britain to become sleeper cells,' Butt said.

The question is how many of those who returned will become active. It is an ugly conundrum for counter-terrorism services as they attempt to prioritise the most dangerous radicals. 'Intelligence suggests there are between 1,600 and 2,000 young Muslim men linked to terrorism in Britain,' said one counter-terrorism source. 'At any one time 20 will be talking about jihad overseas. Do you pick them up or wait and see? What nobody can answer is what happened to Mohammed Sidique Khan to turn him from a radicalised young man to someone who wanted to kill himself.

Answering the question may prevent further atrocities, but those charged with protecting Britain admit another successful attack is inevitable. And just as inevitably its perpetrator will have been influenced by an obscure Islamist group that appeared to have all of the answers: al-Muhajiroun.