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  •  Isn't this a re-post? (1+ / 0-)
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    It's good material, but isn't there a policy on posting the same diary twice?

    I think you at least have to update it in some way.

    Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

    by The Raven on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 05:22:51 AM PST

    •  That's probably true, but I was interested (1+ / 0-)
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      and hadn't seen it previously.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 05:48:18 AM PST

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    •  Word out of DHS is that they are... (0+ / 0-)

      "reviewing" the rules and an argument "whether 'hits' in non-No-Fly list databases" should be used to generate additional scrutiny.

      That is not enough. They are focusing on minutia, where the blunders are enormous. Consider this info:

      In June 2006 Canadian and US citizens were shocked by the arrest in Canada of seventeen Islamic fundamentalists. The young men had plotted to bomb Canadian intelligence, storm Parliament, cut off the prime minister’s head, take over the BBC, and execute those who did not meet their demands. The imam to nine of these men was Aly Ibrahiem Mohamed Omar Hindy. Working out of a strip-mall mosque in suburban Toronto, Aly Hindy railed against the United States, claiming the American government was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. But Aly Hindy did not become extreme in his Islamic faith until after he moved to Canada to start his engineering career designing systems to protect nuclear facilities in Canada and the United States. Three years ago Aly Hindy was arrested in Egypt and held for just two days. Considering that Al Hindy ran a mosque that served as ground zero for extreme Islamic activities in Canada and had knowledge of nuclear facilities, you might think he’d turn up on the no-fly list. As of spring 2006 he hadn’t, although five of his aspiring jihadists are listed:

      Fahim Ahmad, 21, of Robinstone Drive, Toronto

      Zakaria Amara, 20, of Periwinkle Crescent, Mississauga

      Mohammed Dirie, 22, Kingston

      Yasim Abdi Mohamed, 24, Kingston

      Jahmaal James, 23, of Trudelle Street, Toronto

      How could Aly Hindy have been missed for the list? A former top CIA case officer looked at the dossier on Aly Hindy and said, "The US recruited him through Canada. He’s ours." The CIA officer was certain about what had happened. An FBI official reviewing the same dossier came to the same conclusion.In the aftermath of the Toronto arrests of Aly Hindy’s followers, ABC News investigative correspondent Brian Ross met with Aly Hindy, who told Ross that he is a "bit of an agent" for Canadian intelligence. He confirmed he knew nine of the suspects "pretty well" and had performed the marriage ceremonies of two of them. Aly Hindy told Ross that he had turned in to detectives from Canada’s intelligence branch Ahmad, the one who had rented a car, had organized the guns, and was the most fiery of the group. The fact that Aly Hindy was trusted enough to leave off the no-fly list indicates that he has been recruited at least since his arrest in Egypt. Ross said that Aly Hindy "by his own admission has a close relationship with government agencies." The idea that Western intelligence services are protecting some Muslim extremists and some Al Qaeda associates and sympathizers at the potential risk of the flying public brings back chilling memories of the events proceeding 9/11.

      DC Bureau -- America Maginot Line

      The mission of the No Fly List is to protect the passengers on airliners.

      Not to play games with the CIA and their supposed agents and double-agents and moles and weasels.

      The prime NCTC mission depends on upgrading No Fly List and TIDE with Identity Management technology -- plus kicking the game-players out of the loop so they can't sabotage protecting airline passengers.

      CIA also screwed the pooch, messing with the databases and letting a well-known terrorist sneak into New Zealand in 2006. Strong management and tight quality control will be essential to discourage this pattern of internal sabotage.

      Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + Pro-Life Christians


      The GOPer Base

      by vets74 on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 05:56:45 AM PST

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