Saturday, October 30, 2010


By Drew Zahn

A rash of unsolved sniper shots in Washington, D.C., is resurrecting concerns that terrorists may once again be on the loose in the nation's capital, following an al-Qaida blueprint – not for large-scale bombings, but for smaller, seemingly "random" acts of violence.

According to a Fox News report, the FBI is investigating four nighttime shootings from over the past month, including incidents in which an unknown gunman has taken aim at military buildings, using a high-powered rifle to leave bullet holes in the windows of the Marine recruiting station in Chantilly, Va., the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va., and the Pentagon.

FBI spokeswoman Katherine Schweit has suggested the shooter is simply a "struggling" individual.

"This guy hasn't hurt anybody. We don't think he wants to," she says. "We're hoping that he'll turn himself in."

But a Washington Times editorial worries the shootings are "reminiscent" of the Beltway Snipers, a pair of Muslim men named John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, who killed 13 people in D.C. in the fall of 2002.

Notably, authorities in 2002 consistently denied Muhammad and Malvo's connections to terrorism, even after it was revealed they spoke sympathetically about the Sept. 11 hijackers and Malvo filled nearly 100 pages with sketches obsessed with jihad and shedding American blood for Islam.

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The Times editorial, however, isn't allowing questions about the new sniper's motives and potential ties to terror to be so easily dismissed.

"The Islamic duo has since been held up by al-Qaida as an example of the kind of low-tech, low-cost terrorism that gets results," the Times editorial states of the Beltway Snipers. "Now, someone is following [orders by Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud to target American cities] and attempting to implement a new small-arms offensive."

Indeed, only a month before Muhammad and Malvo began their sniper attacks, WND reported on an al-Qaida training tape that was captured in Afghanistan and revealed terrorists planning not only attacks with weapons of mass destruction but also with drive-by shootings, home break-ins, ambushes of law-enforcement officers and targeted assassinations.
John Holschen of Insights Training Center, produced a report on the 2002 tape for military and law enforcement officials.

"The major take-home lesson here," Holschen wrote, "is that although the enemy is known to be seeking the ability and opportunity to use weapons of mass destruction and of an unconventional nature, such as hijacked airliners, they are also spending a lot of time training to carry out attacks the old-fashioned way – attacks executed by small groups of dedicated personnel equipped with little more than small arms."

The training video showed al-Qaida operatives practicing the following kinds of assaults:

using pickup trucks with shooters concealed in the bed of the trucks;

using motorcycles as a shooting platform for drive-bys and assassinations;

execution of prisoners;

ambushes of law-enforcement officers

residential assassinations;

assassination on a golf course using a rocket-propelled grenade and rifle fire;

drive-up kidnapping of target walking on a street;

use of tunnels, storm drains and sewers for infiltration during urban raids;

rappelling from rooftops of buildings to make entry on upper floors;

use of motorcycles for grenade attacks; and

raids on buildings with large numbers of occupants – perhaps schools or office buildings.

When asked if these techniques are intended for use in the U.S., one military intelligence operative said without hesitation, "Yes."

In one scenario on the video, terrorists pretend to be stranded on a six-lane highway, their vehicle disabled. When a police officer stops to assist, shooters concealed in the trunk of the car open fire.
Hole drilled in trunk of Beltway Snipers' car to permit gunfire

Similarly, when Muhammad and Malvo were finally apprehended, police discovered the duo carried out their sniper fire from the trunk of a car, through a hole drilled near the license plate.

Ever since the large-scale attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, however, the growing incidence of "freelance" Islamic terror across America has often been regarded officially as the work of "criminals" or "deranged individuals," not jihadists and certainly not as an orchestrated attempt to spread terror with small-scale attacks.

For example, the police chief of Bellingham, Wash., where federal agents searched a school that Malvo attended briefly, said the FBI assured him the 2002 D.C. snipers were not acting with any group.

"It appears they have acted on their own," said the chief.

And following the Nov. 5, 2009, Ft. Hood shooting by Islamic American soldier Major Nidal Malik Hassan – who reportedly cried out "Allahu akbar" before killing 14 and wounding dozens of others – President Obama refused to call the Ft. Hood massacre an act of "terrorism," but instead suggested to ABC news that Hassan's shooting may have merely been an instance "in which an individual cracks" under "severe stress."

American Civil Rights Union Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell blasted the administration for its official wrap-up of the incident:

"The Obama administration promised us an 'investigation,'" Blackwell writes. "What they delivered is nothing more than a whitewash of years of bureaucratic coddling of terrorism and winking at treason. It didn't even mention Islamism or jihad."

Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., also released a commentary in the wake of the Ft. Hood shooting, concerned that Americans "underestimate the threat" of a web of terrorists at work in the U.S.

"There has been a troubling refusal by Obama officials to acknowledge that the shooting likely was an act of homegrown terrorism," Hoekstra wrote. "I fear that our nation is returning to the naive security outlook of Sept. 10, 2001, when radical Islamic terrorist attacks were considered law-enforcement and criminal problems and not threats to our national security."

He continues, "The president said it is inconceivable that this would happen in America. Wrong. It is not inconceivable and is a growing global problem that needs to be addressed."

Alan Note:  If you look at Obama's actions to defend and protect Islamic terrorism by BANNING use of Islam and terror in the same document and even the use of the word terror, not only is it CONCEIVABLE but being encouraged by the current Administration to take root and flourish.

Monday, October 25, 2010


The Obama Administration (an arguably criminal enterprise) hastens thousands of Union and Acorn and Islamic  operatives, deployed and deploying around America with tactical and strategic plans to illegally steal the mid-term elections.


I have some very grave news for you. We are leading Harry Reid in the polls and meeting our early vote goals--and yet, Sharron Angle could still lose... Two days ago, the Democratic Secretary of State announced that voters can be provided "free food" at "voter turnout events." Harry Reid has been offering free food and, according to other reports, some Democratic allies such as teachers' unions are reportedly offering gift cards in return for a vote for Reid... Harry Reid intends to steal this election if he can't win it outright.

As a result, we need to deploy literally dozens of election law attorneys and poll watchers to combat these tactics ... clearly illegal.

Nevada law (NRS 293.700) provides that, "A person who bribes, offers to bribe, or use and other corrupt means, directly or indirectly, to influence any elector in giving his or her vote or to deter the elector from giving it is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130."

However with a tame DEMOCRAT Nevada Secretary of State running interference and OBAMA'S lapdog DEMOCRAT Eric Holder of the DOJ refusing to prosecute what is in fact a FEDERAL crime, Obama is probably getting away with his high crimes and criminal treachery.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010


BEHIND THE CENSORSHIP OF OPERATION DARK HEART By censoring Anthony Shaffer's new book "Operation Dark Heart" even thoughuncensored review copies are already available in the public domain, theDepartment of Defense has produced a genuinely unique product: arevealing snapshot of the way that the Obama Administration classifiesnational security information in 2010.

With both versions before them, readers can see for themselves exactlywhat the Pentagon classifiers wanted to withhold, and can judge forthemselves whether the secrecy they tried to impose can be justified onvalid national security grounds. In the majority of instances, theresults of such an inspection seem disappointing, if not very surprising,and they tend to confirm the most skeptical view of the operation of theclassification system.

The most commonly repeated "redaction" in Operation Dark Heart is theauthor's cover name, "Christopher Stryker," that he used while serving inAfghanistan. Probably the second most common redactions are references tothe National Security Agency, its heaquarters location at Fort Meade, Maryland, the familiar abbreviation SIGINT (referring to "signalsintelligence"), and offhand remarks like "Guys on phones were always greatsources of intel," which is blacked out on the bottom of page 56.

Also frequently redacted are mentions of the term TAREX or "TargetExploitation," referring to intelligence collection gathered at asensitive site, and all references to low-profile organizations such asthe Air Force Special Activities Center and the Joint Special OperationsCommand, as well as to foreign intelligence partners such as New Zealand. Task Force 121 gets renamed Task Force 1099.

The code name Copper Green, referring to an "enhanced" interrogation program, is deleted.

Perhaps 10% of the redacted passages do have some conceivable  , including the identity of the CIA chief of station in Kabul, who has been renamed "Jacob Walker" in the new version, and a physical description of the location and appearance of the CIA station itself, has been censored.

Many other redactions are extremely tenuous. The name of character actor Ned Beatty is not properly classified in any known universe, yet it  blacked out on page 15 of the book. (It still appears intact in the Index!) In short, the book embodies the practice of national security classification as it exists in the United States today. It does not exactly command respect.