MOST highly (emphasis placed) qualified professionals are adept at their “skill sets”, otherwise, they wouldn’t be recognized as experts in their fields, right? Now that said barometer is set straight, let’s push the bar higher.
SPECIFICALLY, in investigative journalism – with an emphasis placed upon counter-terrorism and related Islamic and geo-political topics – little is more intrinsic than the tactical ability to “connect the dots.” While this highly attuned skill is imperative for a variety of fields, re the aforementioned, it can be a matter of life and death. Stipulated, failure to hone this critical component is not necessarily because of an imminent loss of life, rather, it is often about future events. Folks, this reference is not about soothsayers, nor hindsight is 2020!
NOW that many readers are thoroughly confused, let’s point to the biggest illustrative case: 9/11/01. In other words, re “connect the dots”, via an op-ed from 2005 (ala first-hand intel given to this investigative journalist), “The Opening of Jihad On US Soil” attests to said monumental failure. The following are excerpts:
The Islamists counted on the US authorities turning a blind eye to their intentions; and their assumptions proved demonstrably and deadly accurate.
Rabbi Kahane’s assassin was an Egyptian named El-Said Nosair. Soon after the murder, the investigating authorities found among Nosair’s belongings many boxes of Arabic writings, which for years were inexplicably not translated. Unbelievably, they included detailed plans for the upcoming 1993 World Trade Center bombings, the trial-run for 9/1101! In addition, Nosair was also a protege of Sheikh Abd Al-Rahman, the internationally infamous “blind sheikh” from a Jersey City mosque, convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Furthermore, the gun used to kill Rabbi Kahane was given to him by Wadith El-Hage, a member of Al-Qaeda, who was convicted for the 1998 US embassy bombings. Significantly, in March 1997, an Egyptian Muslim opened fire at more than a dozen people who were congregated on the rooftop of the Empire State Building for a sightseeing visit. Three years later, in the fall of 2000, the USS Cole was attacked, albeit overseas. The nexus to this Islamic hydra was growing exponentially (the above are only some examples of their lethal attacks on US soil and US interests overseas), yet US investigative authorities kept undeniably missing the links. The catastrophic attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and the US Pentagon were a direct culmination of their blindness.
However, from day one after Rabbi Kahane’s murder, his supporters besieged US authorities to view it as an Islamic act of jihad. But to no avail. Coincidentally, Rabbi Kahane’s personal lawyer, Mr. Shannon Taylor, was also at his side when he was gunned down. In fact, he collapsed at Mr. Taylor’s feet. He never imagined that the camera he brought along to take pictures of the gathering at the Marriott Hotel would later be used to takephotos of a dying Rabbi Kahane. These pictures were taken to compile evidence for eventual prosecutorial purposes. In fact, these same images were the ones which circulated all over the world right after the murder.
Immediately, Mr. Taylor approached the local New York office of the FBI and the US Attorney General’s office with sources of information. Acclaimed terror investigator Steve Emerson produced a documentary, Jihad in America, that exposed that the FBI had buried moles and spies deep within some of the Islamic terror cells. However, no tangible results on Rabbi Kahane’s murder were forthcoming from the FBI. Coincidentally, Mr. Taylor had the occasion to speak with the newly retired CIA head, William Sessions. Mr. Taylor was flabbergasted to learn that Mr. Sessions never saw the crime scene pictures taken of Rabbi Kahane’s murder. This should have been the first order of business, to hand over the pictures to the head of the CIA. After all, that was a logical conclusion to make when Islamic terrorists were being pursued. What was later revealed, though, managed to fill in the blanks as to why no results were forthcoming in Rabbi Kahane’s assassination investigation.
In a nutshell, the FBI was not only taken off Rabbi Kahane’s case, but all Islamic “infiltrating” was halted. President Clinton ordered the CIA, and the CIA then demanded that the FBI cease and desist. The Congress also squeezed the FBI. Why? The true motives are anyone’s guess. However, from 1990 until the 1993 first World Trade Center bombing, these groups were not monitored.
Fifteen years after Rabbi Kahane’s murder, National Geographic, much to their credit, finally connected the most undeniable and intrinsic dot in their very well-documented four-part series entitled Inside 9/11. The focus of their documentary was on a timeline of the Islamic jihad against the US. Lo and behold, they concluded, much like Kahane’s supporters, that Rabbi Kahane’s assassination was the opening of jihad on US soil. This documentary was deemed so important and so relevant that it was made available free of charge to those areas that do not have access to the National Geographic cable channel…..continue reading…
EVEN so (re America’s kiddies and the looming Al-Qaeda/ ISIS/Islamist danger), patriots do not have to revert back to 2005 because a recent commentary – in tandem with today’s “news” – will DIRECTLY “connect the dots.”
LET’S start with “American Schoolchildren In Cross Hairs!” because it was written 2 weeks ago, yet, the danger was exposed in Sept. 2014, as will be demonstrated below! Regardless, to a certitude, the kiddies are in their cross hairs, and this is where the wannabe school bus terrorist comes in, as will others, if the tide is not turned. Still, the only thing missing (from “American Schoolchildren…”) was identifying the state where the opening shot would be fired! The following is an excerpt:
SO it is with the highest decibel level warning that the following intel assessment is being given to the American people, at least to those who care about the welfare and safety of the kiddies. Now, this is not the first time that said warning has blared from this expert, as its basis was set forth in a tag-team interview (Sept. 2014) via “ISIS, Islam and Obama: Understanding The Threat To The Free World.”
DAVE GAUBATZ: When I was in Iraq I had the opportunity to interview several captured Al-Qaeda members. I asked them what type of future attacks America would endure. The answer over and over was that the hearts of Americans would be attacked. They explained that this meant the American children would be attacked because they are the hearts of the American people…..continue here….
AND in case readers are wondering why the “terrorist of interest” feels so connected and comfortable in his home state, well, Minnesota(stan) didn’t become Islamized overnight. Think: Michigan(stan) and its trickle down knock-on effects! Yes, Dearbornistan alike.
WHICH brings us directly to today’s Egyptian-American featured terrorist, and exposes why ignoring this site’s repeated warnings can accrue deadly consequences. BTW, there is some nonsense being reported by FOX, mainly, that two mosques wanted him booted, and that the FBI/DHS had/has him in their sights. Not exactly accuracy in reporting, but why quibble.
A Minneapolis MUSLIM man suspected of terror activities has been granted his commercial truck driving license, and he is now vying for a special endorsement to drive school buses, says Fox News 9.
Almost a year ago, Amir Meshal was booted from two Minnesota mosques for radicalizing and recruiting men to go to Syria for terrorist training:
In May 2014, Meshal was removed and trespassed from a Bloomington, Minn. mosque, Al Farooq, after he was suspected of radicalizing young people who would later travel to Syria. According to the police report, religious leaders said, “We have concerns about Meshal interacting with our youth.” Meshal had previously been asked to leave an Eden Prairie, Minn. mosque for similar reasons.
And Meshal has been on the FBI’s radar for quite some time. He was arrested by the FBI in Kenya in 2007 because he was suspected of leaving a terror training camp in Somalia. He was held overseas for three months, according to an ACLU lawsuit.
In 2007, The New York Times reported about Meshal:
A 24-year old American who told the F.B.I. that he went to Somalia last December to help build an Islamic state there is now being held in an Ethiopian prison, where he was sent after being detained in Kenya.
Despite going to Africa to establish an Islamic state, the Egyptian-born man was not determined to have firmly established terror ties. But now officials have changed their tune.
Meshal is currently on the “No Fly” list. The ACLU has sued to get him delisted. Meshal claims the FBI was attempting to turn him into an informant.
Fox News 9 says that Homeland Security believes Meshal is a threat:
Homeland Security responded in a letter obtained by the FOX 9 Investigators that Meshal, “..may be a threat to civil aviation or national security,” adding that, “It has been determined that you (Amir Meshal) are an individual who represents a threat of engaging in or conducting a violent act of terrorism and who is operationally capable of doing so.”
Fox News 9 says they haven’t yet gotten an answer as to why a man suspected of terror ties would be given the keys to a semi truck or a school bus full of children:
The FOX 9 Investigators asked the Minnesota Department of Public Safety why they issued a Class A license for someone who Homeland Security believes has the “operational capacity” to carry out a terror attack. We have not heard back.
They also report that taxpayers paid Meshal’s truck driving school tuition:
The FOX 9 Investigators revealed last May that Amir Meshal was attempting to get his Class A license from a South St. Paul truck driving school. The $4,000 tuition was paid for through the state workforce program.
Needless to say, people are shocked by the news:
HMMM…”needless to say, people are shocked by the news”, well, not those who regularly read these pages!
MIND you, even FOX News is behind the curve, in so far as they have NEVER exposed the related investigative counter terror dots, ones which led to this dire situation to begin with.
PRAY tell, FOX fails to ask the LOOMING query, where heretofore disjointed dots would become fully connected: Why, in heaven’s name, would Amir Meshal…six of one, half a dozen of another…want a “special endorsement to drive a school bus??” On the other hand, they did ask the opposite side of the question: “Why would a man suspected of terror ties be given the keys to a semi truck or a school bus full of children?” Yet, they shied from the real thrust. Intrinsically, their inquiry is a tsk, tsk type of question, yes, the FEDS missed another “bad guy”, as if the core issue is that they merely have to step up their game.
BACK to the opening thesis – the mandatory “skill sets” – and its life-saving resonance. It is through a highly developed and attuned skill set re Islamic jihad (and all its aspects) that this investigative journalist implores patriots to bypass elected officialdom, as well as major media outlets, relative to what’s what.
DESPITE all of the above, if one recent (emphasis placed) case attests to officialdom’s “blinded eyes” re KNOWN terror activities, the following commentary (an ACTIVE investigation) is Exhibit Number One:
(Acts of terror against the young are the unadvertised “latest trend” in global political violence. For the first time since the Holocaust, slaying children has turned into a modus operandi. Since 9/11, they are terrorists’ preferred targets.)