al Qaeda in America - Ready or Not

From Northeast Intelligence Network:

There are clear and present dangers throughout North America despite some who claim these warnings are manipulated, exaggerated or are simply useful distractions

Some current press reports blaming NYPD, members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, or other law enforcement officials for acting too quickly against an Afghan national and his associates must be addressed. Not only are such accusations misplaced, but malicious at their core. If there is any blame to be placed, it must be laid directly at the feet of the Islamic advocacy groups who have launched a crusade of political correctness against law enforcement, encumbering them under the threat of legal action. It must also be placed at the feet of those government officials who have acquiesced to the very public and well-funded disinformation campaign that asserts the loyalty of fundamental Muslims is to America rather than to their religious ideology. There is NO evidence to support that contention.

Over a year’s worth of field investigation and covert surveillance of terrorist activity in the U.S., encompassing thousands of man hours and countless federal, state and local law enforcement assets was apparently compromised by a single phone call made by one man - a Queens, New York mosque leader. The reported actions of that man, in the context presented in a criminal complaint filed last week, has made New York and all cities across the US less safe today from possible terrorist attacks. That phone call tipped off a man trained by al Qaeda in explosives that he was under surveillance by investigators. As a result, it is believed that as many as 18 Islamic terrorists and their explosives remain at large - last known to be in the greater New York City area. READ the REST:

From Stratfor:

Three defendants charged with lying to federal agents conducting a foreign and domestic terrorism investigation appeared in federal courts Sept. 21 in Denver and Brooklyn after they were arrested Sept. 19. It appears that this case was an attempt by the federal government to disrupt an attack rather than to prosecute the suspects under the harshest of possible penalties.

Najibullah Zazi, Mohammed Wali Zazi (Najibullah’s father) and Imam Ahmad Wais Afzali — all of Afghan descent — appeared in federal courts Sept. 21 after being arrested Sept.19. Federal agents had been investigating the trio for several weeks after receiving intelligence indicating the three men (and possibly others) were involved in a plot that would have targeted the New York subway system. Federal authorities also issued renewed warnings to local law enforcement Sept. 21 of attacks against mass transit. There have been a number of attacks against railways overseas and several plots directed against New York’s subway system, which STRATFOR has been anticipating for several years. Detonating even a small explosive on a train car — a contained area with a high density of people — could lead to numerous fatalities, demonstrated by the 2004 Madrid and 2007 Mumbai attacks.

Najibullah Zazi, a second-generation U.S. citizen, had traveled to Peshawar, Pakistan, on Aug. 28, 2008 (he claimed to be visiting his wife) and returned to New York four and a half months later in January 2009. Then, on Sept. 9, Zazi departed Aurora, Colorado, and drove approximately 27 hours to New York while being followed by the FBI. Meanwhile, on Sep. 10, NYPD interviewed Afzali, who had been utilized as a source in the past, and questioned him on Najibullah and Mohammed Wali Zazi. (NYPD sources have been instrumental in infiltrating and breaking up a number of plots.)

On Sept. 11, federal agents recorded a 20-minute conversation between Najibullah Zazi, Afzali and Mohammed Wali Zazi, and then seized Najibullah’s laptop computer. The phone conversations consisted of Afzali warning Najibullah Zazi that authorities had interviewed him and said that they had asked questions about Zazi.
The laptop computer that was seized contained electronic images of handwritten notes on how to manufacture, handle and initiate explosive charges, detonators and “components of a fusing system.” According to a criminal complaint in the case, Zazi admitted to investigators that he had received training from al Qaeda members in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas of northwest Pakistan, a known hotbed of jihadist activity. Charging the three for lying to federal investigators, however, is unlikely to result in stiff sentences without material evidence demonstrating that the three selected and surveilled targets, collected bomb-making materials or raised money for conducting an attack. A conviction could result in very little jail time (if any), especially if the men do not have a criminal background — and there is no indication that any of them do.

It does not necessarily require imprisonment to break up a plot. Simply detaining the group and prosecuting them will likely disrupt the plot enough to halt or delay any pending operations — even if there are others involved. In such a high-risk environment, during such a sensitive time as the U.N. General Assembly, it is not surprising that the FBI arrested the group when it did, despite not having the most blockbuster of cases against the suspects. READ the REST:
The growing undercurrent of support for the Taliban within the New York Afghan community is deliberately (ignored) hidden from mainstream America by the pressure of political correctness exerted by various Islamic advocacy groups. While organizations such as the Council on American Relations (CAIR) claim that radical Islam is virtually non-existent or hyped by bigots and racists, the hatred of America continues to grow virtually unchecked on the streets of New York. The bullied media is misdirected or simply looks away, thereby perpetuating the illusion that radical Islam is the exception rather than the norm in the heart of “little Kabul”. Meanwhile, fundamental Islam is permitted to metastasize within our own society.


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