(Not to be too overly simplistic, but the above jihadi surely realizes that Allah has already been raised in HUSSEIN Obama’s White House!)
THIS investigative journalist is hardly being petty in stating the obvious: since the Islamist-in-Chief broke the backs of America’s security arms, what exactly did everyone think the expected outcome would be, other than a castrated FBI and a ‘game’ of catch up? Sheesh.
AND when America’s (DHS-related) security umbrellas are beholden to Muslim Brotherhood front groups, aren’t they too complicit in whatever shakes out under their watch? Incontestably.
BUT to be even more exact, CAIR – even as the Feds are now running for cover – is still their ‘go to’ address re Islamic this and that. Yes, they are. This is manifestly the case, even though the same Feds identified the Brotherhood Mafia as the main incubators of jihadi terror within the US!
In what some experts have termed a hostile “political warfare campaign” driven by an alliance between the administration, Islamic organizations and cooperating media figures, analysts and subject matter experts were blacklisted, and books and training materials were purged from official counter-terrorism training programs government-wide.
This “purge” has contributed to clues being missed by the FBI in major terrorism cases, including last year’s bombing of the Boston Marathon recounted this past September in an episode of For The Record:
One of the first indicators of these efforts was the cancellation of an anti-terrorism conference scheduled for August 10-12, 2011 hosted by the CIA’s Threat Management Unit.
As reported by veteran Pentagon reporter Bill Gertz at the Washington Times, the conference was cancelled at the demand of Islamic groups who objected to presentations that were to be conducted by former Joint Chiefs of Staff intelligence analyst and international law expert Stephen Coughlin (who is featured in tonight’s episode) and Steve Emerson of The Investigative Project on Terrorism. An email sent to conference registrants explained that the Department of Homeland Security would be formulating new guidelines for vetting speakers and screening presentation content.
The cancellation of the CIA terrorism conference was followed in September 2011 by a series of articles by far-Left blogger Spencer Ackerman at WIRED Magazine that claimed counter-terrorism trainers and materials used by the FBI were promoting “Islamophobia.” One of Ackerman’s targets was books in the library at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, that he deemed offensive. It should be noted that as a general rule banning books in government-funded libraries is considered rank censorship.
While a number of claims made by Ackerman in his series of articles were later found to be manifestly false, inside U.S. government agencies individuals targeted by Ackerman’s articles were prohibited from speaking publicly in defense of themselves and their work and “The Purge” continued apace.
Then in October 2011, a remarkable series of events dramatically shifted U.S. government policies largely fueled by Ackerman’s reporting.
The first event was the circulation by Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to government agencies of a list of “Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Training Do’s and Don’ts.” Among those targeted in the DHS training ban were what the document called “self-professed ‘Muslim reformers,’” who the agency warned “may further an interest group agenda instead of delivering generally accepted, unbiased information.”
Among other “don’ts” declared by DHS was this warning:
Don’t use training that relies on fear or conspiracies to motivate law enforcement. Don’t use training premised on theories with little or no evidence to support them. Examples (from the report “Manufacturing the Muslim Menace”) of unsubstantiated theories include…Mainstream Muslim organizations are fronts for Islamic political organizations who true desire is to establish Sharia law in America.
Remarkably, some of the very organizations that the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties had partnered with had been identified by the Justice Department as fronts for international terrorist organizations in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial in 2007 and 2008, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). At the time these guidelines were published, the president of ISNA, Imam Mohamed Majid, was serving on the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Working Group.
Not only had the Justice Department named these organizations as unindicted co-conspirators during the trial, but federal prosecutors had outline in court documents that these organizations were integral parts of an international conspiracy to funnel money to the terrorist group HAMAS. In one Justice Department filing, prosecutors noted that “numerous exhibits were entered into evidence establishing both ISNA’s and NAIT’s intimate relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestine Committee, and the defendants in this case.” In another filing they observed….
BUT now that the sh-t has literally hit the fan – due to the attack in Garland – well, they can’t cover their backsides fast enough.
FBI Director James B. Comey insisted in a round table discussion with reporters that the bureau didn’t know that Elton Simpson and a fellow American Muslim planned to shoot up the event by an anti-Shariah group in Garland, Texas.
THIS investigative journalist demonstrated – very soon after ISIS struck in Garland – that the tap dancing Feds can’t even get their stories straight, in order to distance themselves from the worst kind of charges of co-opted negligence. So one minute they ‘know nuthin’ about nuthin’ and the next they notified the local police in Garland that ISIS was heading their way! Which is it?
AS reported by the media, local SWAT intervened and killed the terrorists. Guaranteed, the local factor is hardly an incidental matter. If anything, whatever pre-warnings the FEDS had, rest assured, they were not shared with local agencies. Under wraps. Readers would do well to trust this assessment, one borne of experience and much more.
AS always, not only were said Islamic terrorists KNOWN to the FBI, but they blared their intent re Texas on social media! Again, why did the FEDS allow these KNOWN terrorists to operate on U.S. turf?
ABSOLUTELY, in a familiar ‘stand down’ pattern – re intel they had acquired two years prior to Boston’s blow up through interviews of said terrorists – they refused to scoop them up! The core question is: why?…..
NEED more proof of what their co-option has wrought, as they paid their allegiance to an Islamist-in-Chief, instead of the citizens they work for?
The FBI has ordered more domestic Muslim terror suspects to be put under 24/7 surveillance in the wake of the Garland, Texas Islamic terrorist attack and a renewed emphasis by ISIS and other Islamic terror groups for potential American recruits to launch attacks at home, according to three FBI officials.
The officials told ABC News that agents have been ordered to review the cases of so-called “marginal” or “borderline” Muslim suspects, terms that had been applied to one of the gunmen in the Texas attack, Elton Simpson of Phoenix. FBI agents were familiar with Simpson and the views he espoused, but he was not put under 24/7 surveillance. He was viewed as being “more talk than action,” one agent said.
“We do not want to risk another marginal, homegrown Muslim extremist who was viewed as dangerous going active,” said one of the FBI officials. All three FBI officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly.
Agents are now reviewing cases and “gauging” how many more targets should be placed under 24/7 surveillance.
Today FBI Director James Comey and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson held a video conference call with “federal, state and local law enforcement partners” to discuss the Texas attack and the “current threat environment,” a spokesperson for the FBI said.
But the officials who spoke to ABC News described a “panic” and “crisis” inside the FBI because the agency and the rest of the nation’s homeland security infrastructure are not built to deal with the non-stop flow of homegrown extremists and possible threats that mark the current environment within the U.S.
Another senior FBI official who was on the call with Comey and Johnson told ABC News of the domestic threat, “Every city has a subject or subjects of concern.” Speaking to reporters, Comey and senior leaders did not characterize the atmosphere as either “crisis” or a “panic” but acknowledged that the bureau if facing serious “challenges” because the system is stretched thin.
The officials said the FBI is increasingly seeing online ISIS supporters and recruiters urge Americans to direct their efforts to target their own country if they can’t travel to Syria or Iraq to join the Islamic State. In one Twitter message to Simpson from an ISIS recruiter known as “Miski” prior to the Texas shooting, Simpson was told he could more easily meet Allah by staying in the U.S. than by “touring,” or traveling to Syria.
Comey told reporters Thursday that the messaging shift has been detected in recent weeks by American analysts and it’s troubling. “If you can’t travel, kill where you are,” Comey said, explaining the new directives coming from ISIS recruiters.
ABC News contributor Steve Gomez, the former head of counter-terror investigations at the FBI’s Los Angeles division, said, “This upends the entire U.S. counter-terror protocol, which has always called for the U.S. to fight terror in the Mideast to keep it from winding up inside the homeland.”
More than a hundred U.S. residents are considered possible terror threats, the FBI announced recently. The number of “borderline” or “marginal” suspects is substantially larger and would badly strain FBI resources if they required 24/7 surveillance by agents. Typically, it takes at least 30 agents for a full, round-the-clock surveillance of just one suspect.
Comey said that Simpson was first placed under FBI watch since 2006, when the agency first learned the Phoenix-area man wanted to join al-Shabab, the al Qaeda-linked group in Somalia. Simpson was ultimately indicted on terrorism charges and convicted, but due to questions over the government’s case, he never went to prison and was sentenced to probation. The FBI officially closed its case into Simpson last year.
Two months ago, however, the FBI found out about Simpson’s newer social media postings, suggesting “renewed interest in jihad” with ISIS. Agents then tried to determine “what he was up to,” the director said. Just hours before the controversial gathering in Garland Sunday, the FBI realized that Simpson might consider attacking the site.
About three hours before the event was to begin, the FBI sent Garland police an intelligence bulletin warning that Simpson may be interested in traveling to Texas and attacking the event, according to Comey, who said the bulletin included a picture of Simpson and a suspected license plate.
Prior to that, Comey insisted the FBI had no reason to believe Simpson would actually try to carry out an attack. The incident is the starkest example to date showing the tenuous position American counter-terror officials now find themselves in.
“It’s back to the unknown, like post 9/11,” said one senior FBI officials. “Are we really one step ahead of it? The threat has evolved in the just last six months.”
In addition to the fear that people perceived as “marginal” extremists could act, the FBI is being “overwhelmed” by the exponential growth of ISIS recruitment activities in cyberspace.
“The problem is there are so many new platforms and new media forums it’s trying to catch up on that,” said one of the FBI officials. “The threats are moving a hundred miles an hour and the difficulty is differentiating between kids who are just tweeting and guys that are for real.”
PATRIOTS, in your mind’s eye, can you just hear the panic in their voices, as one level of Feds attempt to cover up for another?
REALISTICALLY, they are well aware that a mega price will inevitably be paid by the American public, due to their kowtowing to an Islamist-in-Chief.
CONSEQUENTIALLY, they are spinning like dervishes in the media arena, as well as in their actual pursuit of ISIS housed inside America.
MIND you, it was predicted as much in Dec. 2014 via ‘ISIS In America: Plotting Major Terror Attack’, a full 5 months before the Feds sorta…kinda…’fessed up to the threat.
BY the bye, on a related note, this investigative journalist exposed a blatant see no (Islamic) evil, hear no (Islamic) evil mindset, as the Feds refused to investigate bullet-proof evidence handed to them re jihadi money/gold laundering (F/B/O al-Qaeda…ISIS too) deep within the heart of Massachusetts! Therefore, they are entirely derelict in their duties, regardless of anything else.
BESIDES, it doesn’t take a security expert to internalize that ISIS is making plans for an attack, one which will make 9/11/01 appear as child’s play.
DON’T believe otherwise.