Agent Says FBI Not Prepared to Deal with Middle Eastern Terrorists

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From Agent Says FBI Not Prepared to Deal with Middle Eastern Terrorists: Career FBI agent Bassem Youssef told a House Judiciary Committee subcommittee Wednesday, “The FBI counter-terrorism division is ill-equipped to handle the terrorist threat we are facing.” Youssef said that counter-terrorism agents and managers at FBI headquarters often lack basic knowledge about Middle Eastern culture, language and terrorists’ ideology. The result is that agents are wasting resources chasing leads that more sophisticated observers would quickly dispense with. The time and energy expended on marginal cases has diverted resources from investigating more substantial threats, he said. The son of immigrant

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The Motives of the FBI

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Via The Motives of the FBI: What made the FBI wake up now and charge an 84-year-old American Jew with spying for Israel 23 years ago? The national director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman, is correct in expressing astonishment at the timing. If Ben-Ami Kadish’s actions were so serious, how come they waited 23 years? This is the same FBI that for five years had no idea a plot to blow up the Twin Towers was being hatched under its nose, while it spent a large part of its time harassing the Jewish aides of U.S. senators and congressmen.

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Al-Qaeda threatens President Bush

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Al-Qaida’s Adam Gadahn, one of the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists, is urging his fellow Muslims to meet President Bush with bombs when he visits the Middle East, according to a new video posted on the Internet Sunday. Although Adam Gadahn is U.S.-born, he dramatically tore up his U.S. passport as part of a symbolic protest against the U.S. in the nearly hour-long hystrionical tape, showing his excessive emotionality and attention-seeking personality disorder. The release comes just three days before Bush is scheduled to arrive in Israel for a weeklong trip that will also bring him to the West Bank, Kuwait,

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FBI: Al-Qaeda May Strike U.S. Shopping Malls in LA, Chicago

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The FBI is warning that al-Qaeda may be preparing a series of holiday attacks on U.S. shopping malls in Los Angeles and Chicago, according to an intelligence report distributed to law enforcement authorities Thursday. The alert said al-Qaeda “hoped to disrupt the U.S. economy and has been planning the attack for the past two years.”

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FBI searching for two suspicious ferry passengers

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h/t MarkLevinFan: 10:29 PM PDT on Monday, August 20, 2007By CHRIS INGALLS / KING 5 News (Seattle)SEATTLE: The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify two men who have been seen acting suspiciously aboard Washington State ferries recently. The FBI released a bulletin late Monday, including photographs of the two men. One of the photos shows the men side-by-side and the other is a solo shot of one of them. They were snapped by a ferry employee who thought the pair acted suspiciously. “They had more than the average interest in the working parts of the ferry, the

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Mission accomplished: wanted Al Qaeda barbarian killed

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We’re finally taking the gloves off and really fighting this war. The suspected Al Qaeda barbarian, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, who planned the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in east Africa was killed in an American airstrike in Somalia, assisted by Ethiopia and Somalia, an official said Wednesday. Mohammed allegedly planned the attacks on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 225 people. He is also suspected of planning the car bombing of a beach resort in Kenya and the near simultaneous attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner in 2002. Ten Kenyans and three Israelis were killed in the

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U.S. strikes Al Qaeda members linked to 1998 Embassy bombings

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This is good news. Finally, we’re taking the gloves off and really fighting this war. The news media are reporting that a U.S. Air Force gunship has conducted a strike against suspected members of al Qaeda in Somalia. The targets included the senior al Qaeda leader in East Africa and an al Qaeda operative wanted for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in Africa. In the August 7, 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings, 257 people were killed and over 4,000 wounded in simultaneous car bomb explosions at the United States embassies in the East African capital cities

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Saddam Hussein’s hanging

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With hundreds of thousands of voices screaming from their graves, the Iraqi government has executed Saddam Hussein. Chronicle of the atrocities committed by Saddam Hussein: Hussein’s regime killed, tortured, raped and terrorized the Iraqi people and its neighbors for over two decades. Hundreds of thousands of people died as a result of Saddam’s actions. Saddam had approximately 40 of his own relatives murdered. 1980-88: Iran-Iraq war left 150,000 to 340,000 Iraqis and 450,000 to 730,000 Iranians dead. 1983-1988: Documented chemical attacks by Iraqi regime caused some 30,000 Iraqi and Iranian deaths. 1988: Chemical attack on Kurdish village of Halabja killed

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