Scamming Al Qaida

Jim Henley hints that the latest news about the FBI’s breakup of an alleged Al Qaida cell in Florida might teach us a thing or two about how to combat them — considering they seemed to be bumbling along until the FBI came in and started financing them upwards of $50,000 and providing equipment to them (via Hit & Run):

Wild speculation: You don’t suppose the Seas of David Cell was just trying to scam their “al-Qaeda contact” (FBI informant) out of a lot of cool shit, do you? Reading the indictment (pdf) is suggestive. We’re told that at their first meeting on December 16, the conspirators tell their “al Qaeda contact” that they want to build an “Islamic Army,” and would he please provide “boots, uniforms, machine guns, radios and vehicles” among other things.

My question is this: Why doesn’t the FBI take on the role of faux terrorist cells and find the network of financiers in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere who are willing to fund attacks against the U.S.? This is hardly a difficult matter if they actually have the overseas network of phone numbers at hand. Instead of listening to everyone’s phone conversations here, try picking up the phone and start telemarketing those abroad who want to pay for destruction here and just scam them out of their dough.

17 Comments
  1. As I understand it, that would involve jurisdictional issues between the FBI and CIA.

  2. paulie: then why the hell do they keep telling us that the PATRIOT Act was so essential to giving law enforcement the tools to fight terrorism?

    Can’t these agencies get their heads out of their jurisdictional asses long enough to work together on this stuff when it originates in a foreign country?

  3. Stephen: LibertyMix? >:)

    On another note — note that amongst the charges laid against these terrorists is the following:

    “Conspiracy to undermine the authority of the United States Government.” … or something along those words.

    … am I alone in thinking that this charge itself is… well… truly frightening? I mean, expletive-inserted-here frightening?

  4. Maybe Mr. Pretend Al-Qaeda figured out he was being scammed and decided to call their bluff.

    Guess what! He’s a real terrorist after all! Government is terror these days. Be careful what you say, folks.

  5. The answer to your question is obvious: because if they did that, they wouldn’t have the excuse to ignore civil liberties here at home, and they wouldn’t be able to scare people into thinking that the terrorist threat is actually real. (Although if this the best that home grown terrorism can offer, we obviously don’t need to be shaking in our shoes.)

    I do think that the fact that this group was identified by old fashion stool-pigeoning, and not few fangled domestic eavesdropping, should be pointed out more vividly.

  6. The answer to your question is that there is no network of financiers in Saudia Arabia or elsewhere that are willing to fund attacks against the U.S. “Al-Qaeda” is a creation of Israeli and U.S. intelligence agencies. It is the vehicle they use when they want to use “Islamic terror” to scare the population into giving them whatever they want, be it a war in Iraq or the building of a Gulag system in the U.S.

    The technique they use is to go out and find a blabbermouth like Osama bin Laden, then prop him up with money and publicity. Then they place a patsy like the semi-retarded Zaccaria Moussoui (or L.H. Oswald, for that matter) at the scene of a bombing or killing, and, voila, you have your Global War on Terror.

    The media, of course, goes along for the ride.

  7. I think the FBI has tried to do that but all of the Saudi terrorist funders have already gotten taken to the cleaner by the Nigerians.

  8. SVD

    then why the hell do they keep telling us that the PATRIOT Act was so essential to giving law enforcement the tools to fight terrorism?

    Can’t these agencies get their heads out of their jurisdictional asses long enough to work together on this stuff when it originates in a foreign country?

    P)Sorry, I was too concise. I meant that it originated withe the CIA, and the ostensible originators in a foreign country are merely the marionettes. Hence the moniker “Al-CIAda”

    http://mysite.verizon.net/vze25x9n/id14.html

  9. source

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7382

    WE GET DOZENS and dozens of emails every day from people asking us to liberate millions from various countries in the world.

    This one appears to be a variation on the theme.

    IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED :
    HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL

    FROM: GEORGE WALKER BUSH
    DEAR SIR / MADAM,

    I AM GEORGE WALKER BUSH, SON OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, AND CURRENTLY SERVING AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THIS LETTER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT MET NEITHER IN PERSON NOR BY CORRESPONDENCE. I CAME TO KNOW OF YOU IN MY SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE A VERY CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS TRANSACTION, WHICH INVOLVES THE TRANSFER OF A HUGE SUM OF MONEY TO AN ACCOUNT REQUIRING MAXIMUM CONFIDENCE.

    (cont)

  10. cont

    I AM WRITING YOU IN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE PRIMARILY TO SEEK YOUR ASSISTANCE IN ACQUIRING OIL FUNDS THAT ARE PRESENTLY TRAPPED IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ. MY PARTNERS AND I SOLICIT YOUR ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING A TRANSACTION BEGUN BY MY FATHER, WHO HAS LONG BEEN ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE EXTRACTION OF PETROLEUM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND BRAVELY SERVED HIS COUNTRY AS DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

    IN THE DECADE OF THE NINETEEN-EIGHTIES, MY FATHER, THEN VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SOUGHT TO WORK WITH THE GOOD OFFICES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ TO REGAIN LOST OIL REVENUE SOURCES IN THE NEIGHBORING ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. THIS UNSUCCESSFUL VENTURE WAS SOON FOLLOWED BY A FALLING OUT WITH HIS IRAQI PARTNER, WHO SOUGHT TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL OIL REVENUE SOURCES IN THE NEIGHBORING EMIRATE OF KUWAIT, A WHOLLY-OWNED U.S.-BRITISH SUBSIDIARY.

  11. contMY FATHER RE-SECURED THE PETROLEUM ASSETS OF KUWAIT IN 1991 AT A COST OF SIXTY-ONE BILLION U.S. DOLLARS ($61,000,000,000). OUT OF THAT COST, THIRTY-SIX BILLION DOLLARS ($36,000,000,000) WERE SUPPLIED BY HIS PARTNERS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AND OTHER PERSIAN GULF MONARCHIES, AND SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLARS ($16,000,000,000) BY GERMAN AND JAPANESE PARTNERS. BUT MY FATHER’S FORMER IRAQI BUSINESS PARTNER REMAINED IN CONTROL OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ AND ITS PETROLEUM RESERVES.

    MY FAMILY IS CALLING FOR YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IN FUNDING THE REMOVAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ AND ACQUIRING THE PETROLEUM ASSETS OF HIS COUNTRY, AS COMPENSATION FOR THE COSTS OF REMOVING HIM FROM POWER. UNFORTUNATELY, OUR PARTNERS FROM 1991 ARE NOT WILLING TO SHOULDER THE BURDEN OF THIS NEW VENTURE, WHICH IN ITS UPCOMING PHASE MAY COST THE SUM OF 100 BILLION TO 200 BILLION DOLLARS ($100,000,000,000 – $200,000,000,000), BOTH IN THE INITIAL ACQUISITION AND IN LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT.

  12. cont

    WITHOUT THE FUNDS FROM OUR 1991 PARTNERS, WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE OIL REVENUE TRAPPED WITHIN IRAQ. THAT IS WHY MY FAMILY AND OUR COLLEAGUES ARE URGENTLY SEEKING YOUR GRACIOUS ASSISTANCE. OUR DISTINGUISHED COLLEAGUES IN THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION INCLUDE THE SITTING VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RICHARD CHENEY, WHO IS AN ORIGINAL PARTNER IN THE IRAQ VENTURE AND FORMER HEAD OF THE HALLIBURTON OIL COMPANY, AND CONDOLEEZA RICE, WHOSE PROFESSIONAL DEDICATION TO THE VENTURE WAS DEMONSTRATED IN THE NAMING OF A CHEVRON OIL TANKER AFTER HER.

    I WOULD BESEECH YOU TO TRANSFER A SUM EQUALING TEN TO TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (10-25 %) OF YOUR YEARLY INCOME TO OUR ACCOUNT TO AID IN THIS IMPORTANT VENTURE. THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL FUNCTION AS OUR TRUSTED INTERMEDIARY. I PROPOSE THAT YOU MAKE THIS TRANSFER BEFORE THE FIFTEENTH (15TH) OF THE MONTH OF APRIL.

  13. I KNOW THAT A TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD MAKE ANYONE APPREHENSIVE AND WORRIED. BUT I AM ASSURING YOU THAT ALL WILL BE WELL AT THE END OF THE DAY. A BOLD STEP TAKEN SHALL NOT BE REGRETTED, I ASSURE YOU. PLEASE DO BE INFORMED THAT THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION IS 100% LEGAL. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO CO-OPERATE IN THIS TRANSACTION, PLEASE CONTACT OUR INTERMEDIARY REPRESENTATIVES TO FURTHER DISCUSS THE MATTER.

    I PRAY THAT YOU UNDERSTAND OUR PLIGHT. MY FAMILY AND OUR COLLEAGUES WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL. PLEASE REPLY IN STRICT CONFIDENCE TO THE CONTACT NUMBERS BELOW.

    SINCERELY WITH WARM REGARDS,

    GEORGE WALKER BUSH

    Switchboard: 202.456.1414 Comments: 202.456.1111 Fax: 202.456.2461 Email: [email protected]

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    paul) Sorry, it was all caps and I didn’t want to retype it. Also, I checked the link and it looks like the article expired. (It was emailed to me some time ago).

    But here’s the text. Hope you enjoy….

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