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Oregon Man Arrested in Spain Bombings Probe
Fox News ^ | Thursday, May 06, 2004 | Fox News Staff

Posted on 05/06/2004 4:25:03 PM PDT by Grampa Dave

Edited on 05/06/2004 5:05:05 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON  — FBI agents arrested a Portland, Ore., man Thursday as part of the investigation into the deadly train bombings in Spain, federal officials said.

Brandon Bieri Mayfield, a U.S. citizen, was taken into custody on a material witness warrant, said a senior law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The arrest, first reported in Newsweek, is the first known in the United States with connections to the March 11 bombings in Madrid.

The FBI also searched his home, which he shares with his wife, the official said.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Oregon; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 311; alfuqra; alqaeda; brandonmayfield; globaljihad; jihadinamerica; jihadinspain; katz; m11; madrid; madridbombing; mayfield; nationofislam; noi; portland; portlandoregon; redcross; spain; terrorism; verakatz
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This is just breaking.

Thanks to Ernest at the Beach for the heads up.

1 posted on 05/06/2004 4:25:04 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Grampa Dave
I didn't realize that we had to excerpt Fox News. This was an auto excerpt, which is why there are no paragraphs.
2 posted on 05/06/2004 4:25:57 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks for the heads up.
3 posted on 05/06/2004 4:26:50 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: SAMWolf
Please post your great picture of the welcome extended to Islamoterrorist by the fascist mayor of Portland, Oregon.
4 posted on 05/06/2004 4:27:37 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: Grampa Dave
I put up the AP wire also.

Does Portland have a light Rail system?

Wonder if they were going to try a Spain type attack here.

Now Los Angeles has a light rail and Subways also.
5 posted on 05/06/2004 4:29:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Another former employee of Portland's mayor?
6 posted on 05/06/2004 4:31:20 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Grampa Dave
http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=67090

"Brandon Mayfield"

A lawyer!

Start googling...
7 posted on 05/06/2004 4:33:03 PM PDT by Shermy
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$10 says he is Muslim...
8 posted on 05/06/2004 4:33:18 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: Grampa Dave
Presbyterian, I suspect.
9 posted on 05/06/2004 4:33:57 PM PDT by IowaHawk
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To: Grampa Dave

10 posted on 05/06/2004 4:34:19 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Grampa Dave
You sure find some interesting stuff ....wasnt the black sniper guy and his 'son" in Portland?
11 posted on 05/06/2004 4:34:30 PM PDT by woofie ( 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.)
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To: Shermy
"Another former employee of Portland's mayor?"

Who knows!

Right after 9/11, when the kindness and love that the mayor of Portland showed the Islamofascists had many of us predicting that Portland would be the safest place in America for Islamofascist/kazis.

These liberal mayors, city council members, DAs and police chiefs have created safe havens for Islamofascists in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and other left wing controlled cities.
12 posted on 05/06/2004 4:34:59 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: Grampa Dave
A friend of Chief Moose?
13 posted on 05/06/2004 4:35:02 PM PDT by OldFriend (LOSERS quit when they are tired/WINNERS quit when they have won)
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To: Grampa Dave
Another fine product of our suicidal immigration practices?
14 posted on 05/06/2004 4:35:09 PM PDT by dagnabbit (Islamic Immigration is the West's Suicide)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Allan; okie01; Fedora; Mitchell
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4918333/

Isikoff at Newsweek got the leak:

"...The man was identified as Brandon Mayfield, a convert to Islam who is tangentially linked to one of the chief defendants in the so-called “Portland Seven” case—a suspected terror cell in Oregon whose six surviving members pled guilty last year of plotting to fight for the Taliban against U.S. soldiers during the war in Afghanistan.

Sources said that Mayfield had been under round-the-clock surveillance by the FBI for some time. According to law-enforcement sources, he was picked up by agents in Portland today and is being held as a “material witness” in a Grand Jury investigation—a status that allows the Justice Department to hold him in secret without formally filing charges against him...."

15 posted on 05/06/2004 4:35:19 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Grampa Dave
Same guy? An attorney?


http://www.osbar.org/admissions/examresults_feb2000.htm

Oregon Bar Examination — February, 2000

PASS RATE = 68%

The following is an unofficial list containing only the names of those applicants who passed the examination. It is provided by the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners as an informational service only and is not to be relied upon as an official list, notification or record.

Official notification of passage or failure on the Oregon Bar Examination is sent to all applicants by mail by the Oregon Supreme Court.


Mayfield, Brandon Bieri
16 posted on 05/06/2004 4:35:56 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Does Portland have a light Rail system?

Why, they in fact do. Rode on it last summer. I haven't ridden on a lot of LR systems, but this one seemed to be fairly extensive, i.e. you could get around the city fairly well and it was extensively used by the population.

17 posted on 05/06/2004 4:36:41 PM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Does Portland have a light Rail system?

Why, yes, we do! Quite a few routes and quite a few riders. New one just opened over the weekend. That aside - Why Portland?! First our "Portland seven", now this! How many other terrorists are walking our streets - this is rediculous.

18 posted on 05/06/2004 4:36:51 PM PDT by momfirst
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To: woofie
No, he was from Tacoma.

To an earlier post, yes, Portland does have a light-rail system, the "Max." Mostly just an West/East line from our western burbs through the city center and then out east, and then a N-S line up to the airport. A new line has been added up in North Portland, which is in bad need of redevelopment.
19 posted on 05/06/2004 4:36:52 PM PDT by johnfrink
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To: Grampa Dave; NormsRevenge; blam; Dog
fyi
20 posted on 05/06/2004 4:37:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Portland has an excellent metro system.

I doubt if they planned to take out/destroy anything in Portland.

Portland, thanks to the liberal mayor, city council and citizens who hate America has become a haven/sanctuary for these Islamo animals.

So they probably stay in Portland on welfare or have a job with the city and plan to kill people around the world.
21 posted on 05/06/2004 4:37:34 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Ore. Man Arrested in Spain Bombings Probe

Thursday, May 06, 2004



WASHINGTON — FBI agents arrested a Portland, Ore., man Thursday as part of the investigation into the deadly train bombings in Spain, federal officials said.

Brandon Bieri Mayfield (search), a U.S. citizen, was taken into custody on a material witness warrant, said a senior law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The arrest is the first known in the United States with connections to the March 11 bombings in Madrid (search).

The FBI also searched his home, which he shares with his wife, the official said.

Beth Anne Steele, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Portland, confirmed two search warrants had been served Thursday in Washington County, which includes parts of Portland (search). She would not release further details.

Sue Rutledge, of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland, said the warrants were served in the cities of Portland and Beaverton. She could not comment about whether the warrants were connected to the train bombings in Madrid, or whether there had been any arrests.

http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,119243,00.html
22 posted on 05/06/2004 4:39:08 PM PDT by KQQL (@)
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To: Grampa Dave
Brandon Mayfield = immigration attorney?

http://oip.uoregon.edu/documents/iss/pdf/visamatters/lawyer.pdf
23 posted on 05/06/2004 4:39:27 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Shermy
http://www.osbar.org/admissions/examresults_feb2000.htm
24 posted on 05/06/2004 4:39:40 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: momfirst
Los Angeles and San Francisco also have light rail and LA has Subway.....
25 posted on 05/06/2004 4:39:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Shermy; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SAMWolf; dixiechick2000; blackie; AuntB
http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=67090

May 6, 2004
Portland Man Linked To Spain Terror Attacks


PORTLAND, ORE. - A Portland man was arrested by FBI agents Thursday as part of the investigation into the deadly train bombings in Spain, federal officials said.
The man, identified by Newsweek as Portland attorney Brandon Mayfield, a convert to Islam, was taken into custody on a material witness warrant, said a senior law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The arrest is the first known in the United States with connections to the March 11 bombings in Madrid that took the lives of nearly 200 people.

The attack was Europe's worst since the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner over Lockerbie, Scotland that killed 270 people.

Since that day, March 11, 2004 has become a day of infamy, which many compared to the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

The FBI also searched the man's home, which he shares with his wife, the official said.

Beth Anne Steele, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Portland, confirmed two search warrants had been served Thursday in Washington County, which includes parts of Portland, but she would not release further details.

Sue Rutledge, of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland, said the warrants were served in the cities of Portland and Beaverton.

She could not comment about whether the warrants were connected to the train bombings in Madrid, or whether there had been any arrests.

Material witness warrants, usually kept confidential by a federal judge, are used by the government to hold people suspected of having direct knowledge about a crime or to allow time for further investigation into the witness.

Officials would not provide any further details about the man or his alleged connection with the Madrid bombings, which killed 191 people and injured 2,000 others.

Spanish authorities blame the attack on Islamic extremists, possibly linked to al-Qaida.

Eighteen people have been charged to date in Spain - six charged with mass murder and the others with collaboration or with belonging to a terrorist organization.

(From KATU & AP reports)


26 posted on 05/06/2004 4:40:26 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: Grampa Dave; All
The report on TV at the bottom-of-the-hour said his fingerprints were found on one of the bags used in the Madrid bombing to carry materials by the perps.

Hmmmmmmmmmm..........I wonder if this guy went on 'vacation' recently to Spain?

27 posted on 05/06/2004 4:41:48 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Grampa Dave
U.S. Citizen Arrested in Spain Bomb Probe

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040506_2001.html
28 posted on 05/06/2004 4:42:01 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Shermy; Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Brandon Mayfield, a convert to Islam who is tangentially linked to one of the chief defendants in the so-called “Portland Seven” case—a suspected terror cell in Oregon whose six surviving members pled guilty last year of plotting to fight for the Taliban against U.S. soldiers during the war in Afghanistan."

A little Nation of Islam, Black Muslim, al Fuqra at work here?

Was he their lawyer or a volunteer to their legal team?
30 posted on 05/06/2004 4:43:14 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: Chad_the_Impaler; Grampa Dave
Brandon Mayfield = immigration attorney?

Hmmmm!!!

Maybe a recruiter?

31 posted on 05/06/2004 4:43:53 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: woofie
When the Oregon cell was taken down, they found a weapons cache. Among the numerous, shells and rifles, was "A SINGLE CASING", the same caliber as the Bushmaster. BUT, there was no weapon which matched up with it.

Since the mention of "A SINGLE CASING" was so noticeable, I thought it might be a souvenir of a sort. AFTER, the sniper shootings, I thought it might be the sniper's "remember me" souvenir to one of his Muslim, USA hating friends.

32 posted on 05/06/2004 4:44:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: woofie
John "Mo" the sniper was in Portland and attached to the Oregon Guard at the same time the famous PC Moose was the police chief in Portland.
33 posted on 05/06/2004 4:44:33 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: yall
That link turns THIS up:

State of Oregon seal

Oregon Bar Examination — February, 2000

PASS RATE = 68%

The following is an unofficial list containing only the names of those applicants who passed the examination. It is provided by the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners as an informational service only and is not to be relied upon as an official list, notification or record.

Official notification of passage or failure on the Oregon Bar Examination is sent to all applicants by mail by the Oregon Supreme Court.

Please also note that passage of the Oregon Bar Examination is only one of the requirements necessary for admission to practice law in Oregon. An applicant may not practice in Oregon until the applicant is sworn in as a member of the Oregon State Bar.

Please contact the office of the Board of Bar Examiners with any questions.

< snip >

Mayfield, Brandon Bieri


34 posted on 05/06/2004 4:45:19 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave
I thought I heard Shep Smith (Fox News) say that they were led to this guy by a (his) fingerprint found on some of the explosives in Madrid. Did anyone else hear that?
35 posted on 05/06/2004 4:46:45 PM PDT by blam
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To: Grampa Dave
Check this out, from another source:

"MSNBC and Newsweek Magazine reported the FBI received evidence from Spanish authorities that Mayfield’s fingerprints allegedly were found on a bag containing bomb material associated with the March 11 railway attacks."

Now THAT is bad. I had figured it was more a "provide advice" kinda thing, but if his prints are on the bag...woah.
36 posted on 05/06/2004 4:47:00 PM PDT by johnfrink
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To: DoctorMichael; Grampa Dave
his fingerprints were found on one of the bags used in the Madrid bombing to carry materials by the perps.

He might have been over there as part of his training???

38 posted on 05/06/2004 4:48:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Grampa Dave

39 posted on 05/06/2004 4:48:23 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: All
A convert to Islam....How did we know??

And when we get one, we usually wind up with more than one. Let's see what happens here. Someone is on the ball to look for this guy in the first place.

40 posted on 05/06/2004 4:49:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Grampa Dave
I heard this on Fox and right away thought of the Oregon Six.
41 posted on 05/06/2004 4:49:30 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: blam
See #36 confirming your post .....

42 posted on 05/06/2004 4:50:24 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave
I hope people read these articles and remind themselves what it is we--and the people in Iraq and Afghanistan--are up against. We don't have to condone what happened in the Iraqi prison, but we also need to consider that we're all living in extraordinary circumstances--even more so over there. I'm afraid the reasons we're there are going to be lost in all the condemnations.
43 posted on 05/06/2004 4:50:32 PM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: blam
See post #27!!
44 posted on 05/06/2004 4:50:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: blam
Yes. See my #27.
45 posted on 05/06/2004 4:50:39 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: DoctorMichael
I more worried about whether he's recently had any visitors from overseas...
46 posted on 05/06/2004 4:52:38 PM PDT by johnfrink
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To: dagnabbit
He was probably born here.

He is a convert.
47 posted on 05/06/2004 4:53:05 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: IowaHawk
Or a traditional Epicopalian! :)
48 posted on 05/06/2004 4:53:46 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Al-Qaeda, a Saudi Frankenstein monster, is now bent upon destroying its own creator!)
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To: P-Marlowe
Should we drop him a phone call?

"Hey, yo! Is Bran-doan dair? Whazup? Dis be Achmed."

49 posted on 05/06/2004 4:54:43 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: johnfrink; Grampa Dave; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; ...
Oregon Man Arrested in Spain Bombings Probe

The guy is a lawyer, AND .....

"MSNBC and Newsweek Magazine reported the FBI received evidence from Spanish authorities that Mayfield’s fingerprints allegedly were found on a bag containing bomb material associated with the March 11 railway attacks."


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.


50 posted on 05/06/2004 4:54:55 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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