Canada’s Foreign Minister Apologizes For Including The US & Israel On Torture List

In a reversal of a non-official list of countries considered to be countries that use Torture, Canada’s Foreign Minister Bernier has apologized and ordered a re-evaluation and re-issue of the list to remove the US and Israel.

Well I am suprised by this turn of events, considering the obvious distaste for America expressed by the typical Canadian politicians… I do welcome the fact they they realized they made a mistake and acknowledge that “forced nudity, isolation, sleep deprivation and the blindfolding of prisoners ” are not actual forms of torture…

I wonder when the rest of the mainstream liberal media will put this on the front page like they did when the US and Israel were included…

The Canadian foreign minister has apologised for including the US and Israel on a list of states where prisoners are at risk of torture.

Maxime Bernier said the list, which formed part of a manual on torture awareness given to diplomats, “wrongly includes some of our closest allies”.

Mr Bernier insisted the manual was not a policy document and did not convey the official views of his government.

The listing was criticised by the US and Israel, who demanded it be changed.

“We find it to be offensive for us to be on the same list with countries like Iran and China. Quite frankly it’s absurd,” said the US ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins.

A spokesman for the Israeli embassy in Ottawa, Michael Mendel, said the Israeli Supreme Court was “on record as expressly prohibiting any type of torture”.

“If Israel is included in the list in question, the ambassador of Israel would expect its removal,” he added.

‘Reviewed and rewritten’

In a statement on Saturday, Mr Bernier said he regretted the embarrassment caused by the public disclosure of the list and promised it would be changed to reflect the Canadian government’s official position.

“It contains a list that wrongly includes some of our closest allies. I have directed that the manual be reviewed and rewritten,” he said.

“The manual is neither a policy document nor a statement of policy. As such, it does not convey the government’s views or positions.”

The manual lists US interrogation techniques such as forced nudity, isolation, sleep deprivation and the blindfolding of prisoners under its “definition of torture”.

It also refers to the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, where a Canadian man, Omar Khadr, is being held. Critics say it ridicules Ottawa’s claims that he is not being mistreated.

Member of US military in cell block of Guantanamo Bay prison camp

The manual refers to Guantanamo Bay where a Canadian is being held

Other countries on the watch list include Afghanistan, China, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

The document was mistakenly provided to the human rights group, Amnesty International, as part of a court case it is bringing against the Canadian government over the treatment of detainees in Afghanistan.

The torture awareness course was introduced after Ottawa was strongly criticised for its handling of the case of a Canadian who was deported from the US to Syria in 2002.

Syrian-born Maher Arar, who was accused of being an al-Qaeda member, has said he was tortured during the 10 months he was detained in a prison in Damascus. An inquiry exonerated him of any links to terrorist groups in 2006.

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Canadian Defense Minister Calls Out Iran

Canadian Defense Minister, Peter MacKay has layed blame for the increase in terrorists getting weapons in Afghanistan on the Iranians… Finally someone else see Iran for what they really are, I just hope Canadians read this and learn from it, as most Canadians seem to be of the thought process that Iran’s government is really a bunch of nice chaps fighting the evil empire…

Iran behind flood of weapons to Taliban, MacKay charges

Comment by Jerry Gordondefense-minister-peter-mackay.jpgIt’s Boxing Week up in Canada. Canadian PM Harper sent his Defense Minister Peter MacKay to Afghanistan. MacKay is visiting Canadian forces there for Christmas and Boxing Day. MacKay was interviewed by CanWest and took the opportunity to tell it like it is. Iran’s supplying weapons to the resurgent Taliban courtesy of our trading partner, the Chinese. It’s the old proxy fighter switcheroo that the Iranians are famous for that they pulled off in Lebanon with Hezbollah and in Iraq with Al Qods Force backing Shia militias and supplying IEDs that kill our troops.. This time it’s aid to the Sunni brothers in the umma, the Taliban to kill NATO and Canadian forces in Afghanistan.

As MacKay puts it:

“We’re very concerned that weapons are coming in from Iran.

“We’re very concerned that these weapons are going to the insurgents and are keeping this issue alive. We’ve certainly made our views to the Iranian government about this known.”

This CanWest report notes that:

Improvised explosive devices, responsible for the majority of the deaths of the 73 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, were particularly a concern, he said.

“It’s so difficult to cut these supply lines when you have people from other countries giving out weapons that are being used against Canadian Forces and troops from other countries.”

Outside help makes it tough to cut supply lines, minister says

Allison Lampert, The Montreal Gazette,

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – Canada has challenged the Iranian government over concerns that weapons and bomb-making equipment are slipping across the border to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said yesterday.

“We’re very concerned that weapons are coming in from Iran,” Mr. MacKay told reporters, while visiting Canadian troops with Gen. Rick Hillier in Kandahar province.

“We’re very concerned that these weapons are going to the insurgents and are keeping this issue alive. We’ve certainly made our views to the Iranian government about this known.”

Improvised explosive devices, responsible for the majority of the deaths of the 73 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, were particularly a concern, he said.

“It’s so difficult to cut these supply lines when you have people from other countries giving out weapons that are being used against Canadian Forces and troops from other countries.”

Mr. MacKay was echoing U.S. concerns that Iran is fuelling the war in Afghanistan by supplying weapons — particularly parts for roadside bombs — to insurgents. In April, the U.S. accused Iran of supplying contacts and weapons to the Taliban.

In September, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte said Washington questioned Beijing over Chinese weapons shipments to Iran — including a 10-tonne weapons cache found in Herat — turning up in the hands of Afghan insurgents. But in a June interview, ISAF commander Gen. Dan McNeill said that while Iranian mortars and other weapons have been discovered in Afghanistan, there is no proof Tehran is directly supplying the Taliban.

Insurgents’ use of IEDs and other tactics has led to a record number of Canadian deaths in Afghanistan this year. Despite the bloodshed, Canada’s soldiers are eager to continue the Afghan mission, said Gen. Hillier, chief of the defence staff of the Canadian Forces. (Continue Reading this Article)

Hajib Murder – Islamification Of Canada

Where to start…

Well let’s start at the title, the liberal media opens this one with Allegedly Kills, when the article clearly states he admitted to killing her. There is no Allegedly here…

In another episode of Islamification, the issue of Hajibs, comes out again as well as the submission of women in Islam. The troubling part is this did not happen in a Muslim country, it happened in Canada. They are bringing their religious laws to our countries and enforcing them. Sharia is coming to a town near you…

These Muslims come to our country and want us to change for them, then they want to force their culture on us, pretty soon we become them. This is the liberal legacy left behind and if we do not do something about it soon, our own cultures will fade away in a see of Political Correctness…

Update: For those interested in learning about how culture of honor killing that this definitely falls under… See Gendercide Watch

Dad Allegedly Kills Girl Over Head Scarf

By Jonathan Spicer,

Reuters

Posted: 2007-12-11 18:17:27

TORONTO (Dec. 11) – A Canadian teenager who was said to have clashed with her father about whether she should wear a traditional Muslim head scarf died of injuries late on Monday, and her father told police he had killed her.

 

Peel District School Board / Handout / Reuters

A memorial for Aqsa Parvez is set up at her high school near Toronto. Some of her classmates were quoted as saying she wore traditional Muslim dress when leaving her house in the morning, but would change into other clothes in school washrooms.

Aqsa Parvez, 16, was found without a pulse in her home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga earlier on Monday. She was resuscitated by paramedics, treated at two hospitals, and later succumbed to her injuries, police said on Tuesday.

Her father, 57-year-old Muhammad Parvez, has been charged with murder and was remanded back into custody after his first court appearance early on Tuesday.

“There was a 911 call placed by a man who indicated that he had just killed his daughter,” Jodi Dawson, a constable with Peel Regional Police, told Reuters. “Everything else is evidentiary in nature and the investigation is in its preliminary stages at this point.”

The victim’s brother, Waqas Parvez, 26, was arrested and charged with obstructing police.

The story was on the front pages of Canadian newspapers on Tuesday. The newspapers quoted friends and schoolmates of the victim as saying she argued with her father over wearing a hijab, the traditional head scarf worn by Muslim females.

Photos of the teen retrieved from a social networking Web site show her in Western dress with her long dark hair loose.

“She was always scared of her dad, she was always scared of her brother,” the Toronto Star quoted a classmate as saying.

Others were quoted as saying the girl wore traditional Muslim dress when leaving the house in the morning, but would change into other clothes in school washrooms.

Dawson said investigators will likely speak to the victim’s schoolmates. The father will return for a bail hearing on Wednesday.

Tsouli, Younis Tsouli – Terrorist 007

The trial for Younis Tsouli, AKA irhabi007 as commenced. This will be one to watch, although I doubt the liberal media will allow much on it as it shows how Al Qaeda and other terrorists are utilizing the Internet to provide support and direction to conduct terrorist attacts, spread anti-semitism, and recruit new terrorists.

A London computer expert acquired worldwide notoriety on the internet as an al-Qaeda propagandist called “Irhabi 007”, a court was told yesterday.

Younis Tsouli allegedly used his web identity – which translates from Arabic as “Terrorist 007” – to spread extremist material around the world.

One of the many websites he set up, irhabi.007.ca, received 14,244 hits in August 2005 from users in Saudi Arabia, France, Belgium, Sweden, Israel, Canada, Britain, Mexico and other countries.

Mr Tsouli, 23, also stored media articles about the international hunt for Irhabi007. One article described him as an al-Qaeda “cyber ghost” and another as the “hacker extra-ordinaire” who defied attempts to close down his network of jihadi websites. His use of “007” in his pseudonym earnt him the nickname “Bond” among some of the users of his websites, which were allegedly financed by credit card fraud.

The court was told that he and his codefendants Waseem Mughal, 24, and Tariq al-Daour, 21, had close links to al-Qaeda in Iraq and posted videos of its attacks on coalition forces and the beheading of Western hostages.

The jury at Woolwich Crown Court was told that Mr Tsouli boasted online to associates about being the terrorists’ “favourite files-uploader online” and that “AQ in Iraq” had asked him to organise translation of their electronic magazine.Mark Ellison, for the prosecution, said that in one online exchange with Mr Mughal, Mr Tsouli said that he wanted to join the fighting in Iraq. “It sucks that we are here and not there,” he wrote. “But I suppose someone has to be here.”

But Mr Mughal urged him to continue with his “media work”. He wrote: “A lot of the funding that the brothers are getting is coming because of the videos. Imagine how many have gone after seeing the videos. Imagine how many have become shahid [martyrs].”

On the day before the suicide attacks in London on July 7 2005, Mr Tsouli allegedly wrote: “The only thing that would stop me from joining the brothers is to attack the bastards here in London. The sooner the better.” After the attacks he wrote to an associate: “Brother I am very happy. From the moment the infidels cry, I laugh. Unfortunately most Muslims are not adherent. They don’t understand the attacks must be more profitable in a way that they don’t play into the hands of the infidels.

“The attacks are soft. It is difficult to sell it to the general public. I seriously think there are certain individuals that should be assassinated, striking at precise targets. That’s what I would like to see.”

The three men were arrested in October 2005 as a result of intelligence gathered from the arrest of two terrorist suspects in Bosnia. A video was found showing one of the men in Bosnia, Bektasevic Mirshad, posing with explosives and weapons saying: “We are Muslims. The Lions are coming. We are ready to attack.”

It is alleged that Mr Tsouli and Mr Mughal had the mobile phone number used by Mirshad and had also chatted to him online. Mr Tsouli, a Moroccan living in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, Mr Mughal, from Chatham, Kent, and Mr al-Daour, from Bayswater, West London, deny charges of possessing items and documents of use to terrorists and of inciting terrorism overseas. Mr Tsouli and Mr Mughal also deny a charge of conspiracy to murder linked to the arrests in Bosnia. The trial continues.

Background information on Tsouli from last year when he was arrested:

By Rita Katz and Michael Kern

Sunday, March 26, 2006; Page B01

For almost two years, intelligence services around the world tried to uncover the identity of an Internet hacker who had become a key conduit for al-Qaeda. The savvy, English-speaking, presumably young webmaster taunted his pursuers, calling himself Irhabi — Terrorist — 007. He hacked into American university computers, propagandized for the Iraq insurgents led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and taught other online jihadists how to wield their computers for the cause.

Suddenly last fall, Irhabi 007 disappeared from the message boards. The postings ended after Scotland Yard arrested a 22-year-old West Londoner, Younis Tsouli, suspected of participating in an alleged bomb plot. In November, British authorities brought a range of charges against him related to that plot. Only later, according to our sources familiar with the British probe, was Tsouli’s other suspected identity revealed. British investigators eventually confirmed to us that they believe he is Irhabi 007.

The unwitting end of the hunt comes at a time when al-Qaeda sympathizers like Irhabi 007 are making explosive new use of the Internet. Countless Web sites and password-protected forums — most of which have sprung up in the last several years — now cater to would-be jihadists like Irhabi 007. The terrorists who congregate in those cybercommunities are rapidly becoming skilled in hacking, programming, executing online attacks and mastering digital and media design — and Irhabi was a master of all those arts.

But the manner of his arrest demonstrates how challenging it is to combat such online activities and to prevent others from following Irhabi’s example: After pursuing an investigation into a European terrorism suspect, British investigators raided Tsouli’s house, where they found stolen credit card information, according to an American source familiar with the probe. Looking further, they found that the cards were used to pay American Internet providers on whose servers he had posted jihadi propaganda. Only then did investigators come to believe that they had netted the infamous hacker. And that element of luck is a problem. The Internet has presented investigators with an extraordinary challenge. But our future security is going to depend increasingly on identifying and catching the shadowy figures who exist primarily in the elusive online world.

The short career of Irhabi 007 offers a case study in the evolving nature of the threat that we at the SITE Institute track every day by monitoring and then joining the password-protected forums and communicating with the online jihadi community. Celebrated for his computer expertise, Irhabi 007 had propelled the jihadists into a 21st-century offensive through his ability to covertly and securely disseminate manuals of weaponry, videos of insurgent feats such as beheadings and other inflammatory material. It is by analyzing the trail of information left by such postings that we are able to distinguish the patterns of communication used by individual terrorists.

Irhabi’s success stemmed from a combination of skill and timing. In early 2004, he joined the password-protected message forum known as Muntada al-Ansar al-Islami (Islam Supporters Forum) and, soon after, al-Ekhlas (Sincerity) — two of the password-protected forums with thousands of members that al-Qaeda had been using for military instructions, propaganda and recruitment. (These two forums have since been taken down.) This was around the time that Zarqawi began using the Internet as his primary means of disseminating propaganda for his insurgency in Iraq. Zarqawi needed computer-savvy associates, and Irhabi proved to be a standout among the volunteers, many of whom were based in Europe.

Irhabi’s central role became apparent to outsiders in April of that year, when Zarqawi’s group, later renamed al-Qaeda in Iraq, began releasing its communiqués through its official spokesman, Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, on the Ansar forum. In his first posting, al-Iraqi wrote in Arabic about “the good news” that “a group of proud and brave men” intended to “strike the economic interests of the countries of blasphemy and atheism, that came to raise the banner of the Cross in the country of the Muslims.”

At the time, some doubted that posting’s authenticity, but Irhabi, who was the first to post a response, offered words of support. Before long, al-Iraqi answered in like fashion, establishing their relationship — and Irhabi’s central role.

Over the following year and a half, Irhabi established himself as the top jihadi expert on all things Internet-related. He became a very active member of many jihadi forums in Arabic and English. He worked on both defeating and enhancing online security, linking to multimedia and providing online seminars on the use of the Internet. He seemed to be online night and day, ready to answer questions about how to post a video, for example — and often willing to take over and do the posting himself. Irhabi focused on hacking into Web sites as well as educating Internet surfers in the secrets to anonymous browsing.

In one instance, Irhabi posted a 20-page message titled “Seminar on Hacking Websites,” to the Ekhlas forum. It provided detailed information on the art of hacking, listing dozens of vulnerable Web sites to which one could upload shared media. Irhabi used this strategy himself, uploading data to a Web site run by the state of Arkansas, and then to another run by George Washington University. This stunt led many experts to believe — erroneously — that Irhabi was based in the United States.

Irhabi used countless other Web sites as free hosts for material that the jihadists needed to upload and share. In addition to these sites, Irhabi provided techniques for discovering server vulnerabilities, in the event that his suggested sites became secure. In this way, jihadists could use third-party hosts to disseminate propaganda so that they did not have to risk using their own web space and, more importantly, their own money.

As he provided seemingly limitless space captured from vulnerable servers throughout the Internet, Irhabi was celebrated by his online followers. A mark of that appreciation was the following memorandum of praise offered by a member of Ansar in August 2004:

“To Our Brother Irhabi 007. Our brother Irhabi 007, you have shown very good efforts in serving this message board, as I can see, and in serving jihad for the sake of God. By God, we do not like to hear what hurts you, so we ask God to keep you in his care.

You are one of the top people who care about serving your brothers. May God add all of that on the side of your good work, and may you go careful and successful.

We say carry on with God’s blessing.

Carry on, may God protect you.

Carry on serving jihad and its supporters.

And I ask the mighty, gracious and merciful God to keep for us everyone who wants to support his faith.

Amen.”

Irhabi’s hacking ability was useful not only in the exchange of media, but also in the distribution of large-scale al-Qaeda productions. In one instance, a film produced by Zarqawi’s al-Qaeda, titled “All Is for Allah’s Religion,” was distributed from a page at http://www.alaflam.net/wdkl .

The links, uploaded in June 2005, provided numerous outlets where visitors could find the video. In the event that one of the sites was disabled, many other sources were available as backups. Several were based on domains such as http://www.irhabi007.ca or http://www.irhabi007.tv , indicating a strong involvement by Irhabi himself. The film, a major release by al-Qaeda in Iraq, showed many of the insurgents’ recent exploits compiled with footage of Osama bin Laden, commentary on the Abu Ghraib prison, and political statements about the rule of then-Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.

Tsouli has been charged with eight offenses including conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to cause an explosion, conspiracy to cause a public nuisance, conspiracy to obtain money by deception and offences relating to the possession of articles for terrorist purposes and fundraising. So far there are no charges directly related to his alleged activities as Irhabi on the Internet, but given the charges already mounted against him, it will probably be a long time before the 22-year-old is able to go online again.

But Irhabi’s absence from the Internet may not be as noticeable as many hope. Indeed, the hacker had anticipated his own disappearance. In the months beforehand, Irhabi released his will on the Internet. In it, he provided links to help visitors with their own Internet security and hacking skills in the event of his absence — a rubric for jihadists seeking the means to continue to serve their nefarious ends. Irhabi may have been caught, but his online legacy may be the creation of many thousands of 007s.

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Rita Katz is the author of “Terrorist Hunter” (HarperCollins) and the director of the SITE Institute, which is dedicated to the “search for international terrorist entities.” Michael Kern is a senior analyst with the institute.

Toronto Highways Shutdown to Transport Bombs

A Muslim immigrant, Adel Mohamed Arnaout, from Lebanon was apprehended yesterday on charges related to mail bombs. During his apprehension, three more bombs were confiscated from his car. Canadian authorities transported the bombs through the highway system, which it shut down for the transfer. The devices were described as being 12-18 inches in size.

Now a couple of interesting points:

1. The mail bombings were on  8/11, 8/19 & 8/22. What else has happened in the few months or so? The UK car bombs, the Suicide bombers in Glasgow, the Greek Fires, possible radioactive truck bomb headed to NYC, radioactive material in a car in NJ, the Fireworks Kids with pipe bombs, the request of DNA evidence from the fireworks kid (possibly pointing to link him to something else) the Seattle Ferry Trolls (Which there is a fear of bombs being placed in cars in Canada and then ferried into Seattle…) – As I have been saying something is up. These are just the things that have made the news… The anniversary of 9/11 is coming up, Al Qaeda has been unsuccessful at hitting the US since 2001,….

2. The authorities decided to transport the bombs, very slowly, instead of detonating them on scene. The fact that they had to move very slowly, indicates these are different than the mail bombs. These are sensitive to motion/movement. Add to that the fact that they were not detonated on scene, indicates that it had the potentional to either be a very large explosion, or possible release of a secondary agent.

3. Authorities claim there is a logical pattern to his targets but it is not political, ideological, religous or based on nationality… Excuse me what else is there? Other than a personal grudge… But then why not say that.  Kind of odd how this follows the Hezbollah billboard problem in Canada.

Here is Atlas’s report on the latest in the pattern…

“There’s absolutely no pattern as far as any religion, ideology, or nationality.” stated Deputy Chief Warr of the Toronto police.

Let me understand this, they closed down two of Toronto’s busiest highways to move LIVE bombs. It wasn’t till the seventh paragraph that the Post mentions that the  bomber was a landed immigrant from Lebanon. They were careful not to mention his middle name… Mohamed.

Norman sent this – haven’t heard a word of it in the American press. The dhimmitude defies all logic and the most basic  instinct – the will to live.

BOMBS CONVOY CLOSES STREET

Torontonians were transfixed yesterday by the spectacle of police gingerly transporting three live bombs through their city, shutting down two of Toronto’s busiest roadways for more than an hour after a man was arrested for a series of August letter bombings.

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As news helicopters buzzed overhead, a 17-car police convoy crept slowly down the Don Valley Parkway and under the Gardiner Expressway to the waterfront Leslie Street Spit, carefully towing a trailer containing the three explosive devices seized earlier from a rental car.

Bridges over the busy parkway were sealed off and pedestrians and other vehicles kept hundreds of metres away until the bombs were carefully deposited on a deserted section of the spit, and blown up in a controlled explosion that could be heard kilo-metres away.

Check out “a weary looking”

Adel Arnaout, 37, a landed immigrant from Lebanon, was charged yesterday with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of delivering and setting off a bomb and one of illegal possession of explosives. He was also charged with criminal harassment.

A weary-looking Mr. Arnaout, handcuffed and clad in a prison-issue orange jumpsuit, made a brief appearance in an east-end court, staring sullenly at the justice of the peace as a bail hearing was set for next Wednesday. He lives in a small

Major Toronto highway closed as police dispose of explosive devices CBC

UPDATE: Check out the Dust my Broom here: hat tip Hal

The Bombay Bunker: Home of Adel Mohamed Arnaout

The rooming house that Adel Mohamed Arnaout lived in had been nicknamed the Bombay Bunker by neighbours because of its double steel doors and has been described to house as many as thirty people at a time. The nickname may have a little more resonance now.

The police stated yesterday that Adel Mohamed Arnaout was known to them and today it is noted that he has been under investigation since June because of prior harassment complaints (by Toronto resident Steven Scott). He now stands accused of sending letter bombs to three people in southern Ontario and faces three counts of attempted murder. After his arrest on Thursday night, three more bombs were found in his car. The Toronto Star provides this court image:

Adel Mohamed ArnaoutAdel Mohamed Arnaout, suspected of sending three letter bombs, appeared in Eglinton Ave. E. court, Friday, August 31, 2007. – picture by Alex Tavshunsky

He delivered letter bombs to the following people:

August 11, 2007 – Abdelmagid Radi: Scarborough, Ontario.
August 19, 2007 – Terrence Reiber: Lawyer, Toronto, Ontario.
August 22, 2007 – John Becker: Home renovation contractor, Guelph, Ontario.

John Becker is on record as saying he doesn’t know the other recipients, Terrence Reiber had no comment and there is nothing about Abdelmagid Radi so their connection is up to speculation for now.

Quote of the day:

Mr. Arnaout’s landlord, Mohammad Raja, said the accused man has been living at the property for about three months.

“He told me he was going to look for a security job,” Mr. Raja said. (Globe and Mail)

As an aside, his name changed slightly from yesterday (was Adel Arnaut) and the media has silently corrected themselves without notice.

UPDATE: Director Blue follows up on my post: A North American city screeches to a halt 

Imagine one of North America’s largest cities brought to its knees as two of its central roadways are shut down. A perimeter is established around a suspect site where a rental car is examined.

Seattle WA, Security Risk

Atlas Shrugs has posted an interesting piece from one of her readers. This piece seems to fit into the recent NYC precautions, the NJ “radioactiviy” culprit and the Goose Grove Fireworks Kids.

Read John Jay’s recap of events and think about it carefully, there is something in the works….

Atlas reader John Jay sent along the following. LOCATION: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Something a little strange happened today, as I got on the ferry just north of Seattle, Wa. A whole bunch of Coast Guard personnel were hanging around a large blue van at the end of the pier, and they were armed to the teeth.  All were wearing side arms, 9 mm Berettas in tactical holsters slung to the thigh, and clearly evident on each holster was a tactical fighting knife.  Each of the Coasties was wearing an ammo vest, with from 6 to 8 pouches of extra magazines for the pistols.

We have a lot of service guys around here, but you never see them armed out in public.  Never.

I approached them, about 10 or 12 in number, and chatted.  I asked them were they were stationed.  One of the young guys said, San Francisco, sir.  I asked if maybe they were up for a training mission, and one of them said, no, we are here to help the police and other authorities.  This apparently involved federal and state agencies across the board.  I said, well, you hear rumors about stuff, and they all shrugged sort of noncommittally, but nobody said, oh, no sir, don’t worry about that.

Something had struck me that I couldn’t put my finger on, and then it came to me, that these were not your ordinary sailors.  All of these young kids were buff, in their early twenties, with heavy shoulders and arms, and looked very muscled in the chests.  I looked for signs of body armor, but saw none: these kids were fit.  All absolutely flat stomached.  Ramrod straight.  All, very, very resolute and serious looking.  Some light banter going back and forth, but they were all very serious, and all very attentive.

As the ferry unloaded, traffic off of it was a bit slow, as cars were being checked.  Have never seen that before, as usually the disembarking cars roar off the ferry once they hit the pier.  As car pulled into the lanes to get on the ferry, the coast guard guys walked down the lanes, peering into each car, from all appearances, not worried too much about being accused of “profiling.”

Coastguardsmen were all over the ferry terminal, and all over the dock, checking walk on passengers.

When I went on the boat, I went up onto the upper decks, and the Coasties were walking on the upper deck of the boat, paired with civilians, but obviously government types  with badges and security devices all over them, wearing burgundy colored t-shirts with “TSA” on them.  I asked one of them what that meant, and I think he replied Transportation Security Agency, or something along that line. 

I had spoken with two of them while talking with the first group of servicemen, and later asked one as she walked by my car, peering in,  where are the dogs, I don’t see any, and she said, oh, don’t worry; we have them if we need them.

There were at least 15 and maybe 20 Coast Guardsmen and security types on that one ferry.  There are dozens of ferries running almost 24/7 on Puget Sound and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, some of them going back and forth between the U.S. and Canada.  If each dock had a full compliment of Coasties as this one, there have to be hundreds of Coast Guardsman in the Puget Sound right now, checking on security issues.

Again, I have to repeat, this is the first time I have ever seen armed military personnel going about in the civilian population around here.  You see them at security stations at the bases, and when they are going back and forth to summer camps in convoy and the like, but never have I seen anything like this.

The only conclusion that I can draw from this, is that they are on a very heavy alert status for either dangerous materials or dangerous persons trying to enter the Ports of Seattle or Tacoma, bent on harm.  No other explanation for it.  I have entered the Yakima Firing Center, a major M-1 Abrahams tank training facility, armed with a semi automatic version of the M-16 service rifle, to hunt coyotes and attracted less attention than I got today from the Coastguardsmen. 

I think this related in some way to the goings on in New York City that you have mentioned, and reported on so well.  Something is going down.   And, it involves our great ports.

And Warchicks take on Seattle

The terrorists are going to try things we aren’t expecting, but that are normal and people see everyday. They aren’t going to use planes–that’s already been done. They won’t use Ryder trucks…we’re already wary of Muslim men renting Ryders. They are going to need something big enough to deliver an enormous payload of explosive material without raising suspicions. I believe that they are going to use semis. No one would be suspicious seeing a semi driving into the center of a town, and with their massive trailer size, the devastation from traditional explosives would be at least 10 times what we saw in Oklahoma City. Add to that the fact that they will most likely use radioactive material along with the traditional explosives and we have deaths in the millions. They will choose Jew-heavy cities, and we might see a sudden exodus of many Muslims going on vacation, visiting friends, or flat out moving to another town. But given the muslim tendency to eat their own, we may not see them even bother to warn their own people

My other foreboding comes with our ports, but not the way you think. Given the muslim’s love for Canada and their more liberal terror of being accused of racism, I believe that they will try to destroy the Seattle port–one of the largest, most essential in America–by loading the ferries that travel back and forth between Vancouver and Puget Sound with cars that have hidden explosives. Imagine the devastation of our ports if several of them went at once. Add to that the fact that near every port are major trucking companies and you have a port blow-up putting our law enforcement resources along the coast line of America while the second wave drives semis into American heartland. It is perfect–everyone will be watching the coastlines and ships…they won’t be watching for semis. Also, they may use Mexicans, Blacks [recruited from prisons – Atlas], or Whites who have joined them to do this, as the American people who have not been Politically Castrated are going to carefully watch Muslims, whether they’re on airplanes or ferries. But the PC law enforcement are too afraid of words—racist, sexist, islamaphobe–to do much even when they’re not distracted.

Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugged was the first to alert us to something going on in New York. There was a huge response there the past few days, and the authorities weakly tried to claim that the city was shut down due to rain. Pamela refused to believe that absurd explanation, and it turns out that several Israeli sites had posted news of a radioactive devise that was rumored to be set to go off in the subway. We are in this now, and our own government is NOT going to help us. Something is going on in Seattle, beyond the Islamberg city I told you about. There is a restlessness there, an anxiety that I cannot do justice to with mere words. Something is about to go down up here, and likely all along the coast line.

As Warchick points out, Canada has a large open Muslim population and if you look at the posts about Hezbollah in Windsor Canada, makes a lot of sense.  

All the signs are there, as citizens, I hope that we as a whole are responsible enought to forget about the politically correct crap and do the right thing in exposing and stopping this immenent threat.

Hezbollah Agents Remove Billboard

Debbie Schlussel reports that the controversial Hezbollah billboard in Windsor Canada has been removed. What is of note is who put it up and took it down. Yesterday I posted about the originator of the sign, well it turns out this guy and his family is well connected with Hezbollah, this was not just a citizen showing his pride in the “freedom fighters”, but rather a politcal ploy to gain terrorist sympathizers. This guy and his family are here to promote and earn money for Hezbollah.

But who was behind it is very enlightening. Both The National Post and The Windsor Star identify Hussein Dabaja (born in South Lebanon) of Windsor, as the one who came up with the Hezbollah billboard idea:

husseindabaja.jpgHezbollah’s Hussein Dabaja of Windsor & Some Lovely Hezbo-Chick Buddies

This is important becaues the Dabaja family is one of several families from the South Lebanon Hezbollah stronghold of Bint Jbeil, Lebanon, who’ve moved here and been involved with support for the terrorist group. They are well known operatives and agents of the terrorist group, there and here in North America. Many of the Dabajas live in Dearbornistan and most are open supporters of Hezbollah.

Also interesting is that, last year, Al-Seyassah, Kuwaiti newspaper reported on meetings by Hezbollah operatives and agents of Gen. Michel Aoun (a Maronite Christian allied with Hezbollah) in Dearbornistan and Windsor. The paper reported that Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) agents raided the Windsor meeting.

I’d bet Dabaja was at the meeting. Hopefully–but doubtfully CSIS and the FBI–have been keeping an eye on Dabaja. No doubt, he’s been over the river to Dearbornistan to visit–and plot–with his Hezbollah-supporting cousins.

The important question is: Who gave Dabaja and company the money, and are they receiving funds from Hezbollah in Lebanon? Did any of the money come from Dearbornistan?

Something else noteworthy, Debbie refers to Dearbornistan, this is Dearborn MI. See her post on Syria’s newly proclaimed territory. What is more important is that America wake up and realize the Islamization of America is coming fast.

Now the meat of this story, Hezbollah is in America and Canada. Operating freely and without fear. The Holy Land Foundation is on trial, and it is just the tip of the iceberg. More surely to come of this. I am surpised at the lack of CAIR media coverage on this, maybe they are to fearful of taking this one on as it shows how terrorists are infiltrating North America and they don’t want that one coming out yet.

Debbie also brings up some imporant questions of who is funding this. Hezbollah? Residents of Dearborn? Or is this another aspect of Hezbollah’s fundraising for arms quest. I think that more links to Hezbollah and money movement will be coming out soon, a good reason for Dabaja to take the sign down, too much attention, too many questions to come.