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FBI Launches Counterterrorism Probe After East Texas Arrest (TROPô plot to rob and kill rich Jews)
CBS-11 TV [Dallas/Fort Worth] ^ | May 10, 2004 | Robert Riggs and Todd Bensman

Posted on 05/11/2004 5:32:50 PM PDT by quidnunc

Tyler, TX – A virtually unnoticed federal arrest here this Spring of a well-educated Pakistani man caught trying to buy illegal silencers, firearms and C-4 explosives has set off a nationwide FBI counterterrorism investigation, CBS-11 has learned.

The investigation centers on whether Osama Haroon Satti, 35, came to Tyler on behalf of a terrorist cell hoping to arm for a plot to rob and murder wealthy Jews and other non-Muslims on the West Coast, sources familiar with the FBI investigation tell CBS-11. Satti is currently in federal custody on charges of buying an illegal silencer and handgun.

Federal prosecutors connected to the case have declined to comment.

Satti has remained tight-lipped so far with investigators who, sources tell CBS-11, are urgently seeking answers about his stated plans to buy explosives along with up to 20 more silencers capable of firing 100 bullets each before wearing out.

Satti, who currently lives in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Falls Church, Va., did not respond to a CBS-11 request for comment as he was being led away in chains after a recent court appearance in Tyler.

His public defender, Greg Waldron, declined interview requests, in deference to the continuing FBI investigation. He noted only that his client has pleaded not guilty.

The FBI's investigation searching for any possible ties between Satti and foreign terror groups has expanded nationwide since a federal sting ensnared him March 8 inside a Tyler Hampton Inn Hotel room for buying an illegal handgun and silencer, CBS-11 News has learned.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: California; US: Texas; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: angieland; counterterrorism; fallschurch; fallschurchcell; fbi; gunbarrelcity; jihadinamerica; land; lashkaretaiba; murder; osamaharoonsatti; osamasatti; pakistani; pakistanis; robbery; sanjose; satti; silencers; tyler; virginiajihad; westcoast

1 posted on 05/11/2004 5:32:53 PM PDT by quidnunc
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To: quidnunc
The investigation centers on whether Osama Haroon Satti, 35, came to Tyler on behalf of
a terrorist cell hoping to arm for a plot to rob and murder wealthy Jews and
other non-Muslims on the West Coast


Not that I'd advocate violence...but I think a revision of some dialogue from the
original "The Italian Job" is due.

"We know where that big mosque in Culver City is."

(IIRC, in the original "The Italian Job", the Brits overcame Mafia objections
to their operation by politiely reminding them that they knew where all the
Italians in England were located.)
2 posted on 05/11/2004 5:40:06 PM PDT by VOA
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To: quidnunc
Maybe we need to find a reason to doport or extradite him to Israel or India. I am sure he would tell either everything we wanted to know.

So9

3 posted on 05/11/2004 6:00:35 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: Servant of the 9
Put some panties on his head and take his picture.
4 posted on 05/11/2004 6:16:25 PM PDT by HurricaneD
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To: quidnunc
Satti, who currently lives in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Falls Church, Va., did not respond to a CBS-11 request for comment as he was being led away in chains after a recent court appearance in Tyler.

Hmmm, did he attend the Islamic center there sponsored by the Saudi University/Embassy ?

5 posted on 05/11/2004 6:19:46 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: HurricaneD
Put some panties on his head and take his picture.

I'll bring the Twister game and the dog leash!
6 posted on 05/11/2004 6:20:17 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: quidnunc
"A virtually unnoticed federal arrest here this Spring of a well-educated Pakistani man caught trying to buy illegal silencers, firearms and C-4 explosives has set off a nationwide FBI counterterrorism investigation, CBS-11 has learned."

I didn't know there were libertarian Pakistanis.

7 posted on 05/11/2004 6:22:38 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: Grampa Dave; Cindy
Satti, who currently lives in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Falls Church, Va....
8 posted on 05/11/2004 6:25:06 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos
“Satti also indicated he was purchasing these firearms and silencers for at least two customers…” the affidavit states. “Next, Satti requested to purchase C-4 plastic explosive.)”
9 posted on 05/11/2004 6:31:21 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Grampa Dave
San Jose, CA is the same area as the terrorist group Jamaat al Fuqra's Balladullah compound/town, isn't it?

1997 : (SATTI EARNS AN MBA DEGREE, THEN MOVES TO SAN JOSE, CA AND THEN RETURNED TO PAKISTAN AT SOME POINT) and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1997, according to the registrar’s office.After earning his MBA in 1997, Satti apparently moved to San Jose, Ca. for work in the computer industry and then may have returned at some point to Pakistan.-- "FBI Launches Counterterrorism Probe After East Texas Arrest," By Robert Riggs, Chief Investigative Reporter, and By Todd Bensman, Investigative Producer, CBS-11 TV [Dallas/Fort Worth] , May 10, 2004 9:10 pm US/Central

10 posted on 05/11/2004 7:01:13 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: quidnunc
There is a large contingent of Pakistani expats in this country who need to be seriously scrutinized. Those who are suspected of terrorist planning and activities need to be either arrested or deported, preferable the former. Start on the college campuses and also focus on high tech companies.
11 posted on 05/11/2004 7:04:21 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Right makes right!)
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To: JoeSixPack
Ok, those are some weak silencers.

BANG for the WOT.
12 posted on 05/11/2004 7:05:17 PM PDT by Freemeorkillme
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To: quidnunc
No wonder they were replaying 'The Seige' showing how evil it would be to round up the poor muslims..

Trying to head up the terrorists most recent outrage and viscous deed upon another U.S. citizen.. Bet ole Calypso Louie was just crying in his Corn Flakes this AM when he and his bros heard the news...

13 posted on 05/11/2004 7:10:22 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: quidnunc
Last line of the article - quoting Osama Satti:

“Let the country be clean from extreme religious fanatics who have brought Pakistan and religion a bad name,” he wrote. “Maybe the time has come to keep all those so-called mullahs…in one line and shoot the buggers…”


Maybe he's our our side? ;-)
14 posted on 05/11/2004 7:19:08 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Have a nice day or else!)
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To: Tunehead54
http://www.paknews.com/forumcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_profile&u=00000572

Aparently this is the forum on which he was posting.
15 posted on 05/11/2004 7:41:13 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Ping.
16 posted on 05/11/2004 7:43:03 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy
You know what's interesting about this?

Here we have Osama Satti, who does as someone just posted earlier sound like "one of us" in at least that comment. The few postings I looked at on the Paki site are also apparently tame, though he did post one thing relating to a meeting of some sort in Newark, NJ which was to occur just after 911- no way to tell if it is suspicious or not at a glance. It may or may not be what it appears and I haven't had much time to look at it yet.

But Satti's been hanging around Tyler Texas... Just how big is Tyler, Texas?

I ask because there's another interesting case out of Tyler, Texas...

It's the william Krar case- the militia/KKK type guy with the pipe bombs and cyanide who was once nailed for impersonating a police officer and who was recently caught because he mailed the bogus UN and DIA identification to an address in the northeast and evidently screwed up and mailed it to the wrong addy- it went to Staten Island instead of to Edward Feltus in New Jersey.

Both have made comments to the order that they are against terrorism.

From "Sentencing will not solve mystery of weapons horde," By JACK DOUGLAS JR., Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram :

Investigators also questioned Jennifer Gionet, manager of a rental storage facility in Hooksett, N.H., where Krar and Bruey had rented two lockers. Gionet, according to an affidavit, said that on the day of the 9-11 attacks Krar told her that "he had known the attacks ... were going to happen" and that "he knew of anti-terrorist groups." The affidavit quoted Gionet as saying that she was afraid of Krar, accusing him of being "wicked anti-American," and that he expressed a hatred for the government and "all of the cops."

17 posted on 05/11/2004 8:18:44 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: HurricaneD
And then! And then: Doggone. I can't remember, but it has something to do with a dog, I think.
18 posted on 05/11/2004 8:19:26 PM PDT by mathurine
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The Star-Telegram article was Posted on Mon, May. 03, 2004
19 posted on 05/11/2004 8:21:30 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: piasa
Hopefully this means they don't have any reliable source of arms and explosives.
20 posted on 05/11/2004 8:36:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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Of course, the liberals can no more admit the so-called 'rightwing terrorists' they decry can work with associated with the antisemitic Islamic terrorist groups the left champions anymore than they can admit that a secular Iraq can work with Islamic fundamentalist al Qaeda... or Timothy Mcveigh & Terri Nichols could work with groups similar to Abu Sayyaf.

So let's just move along here, nothing to see... the two cases cannot possibly have anything in common.

At this point it's still a stretch to connect Krar with Satti but what is it with Tyler, TX?

21 posted on 05/11/2004 8:59:23 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: piasa
Well now, that's interesting.
22 posted on 05/11/2004 9:34:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa
Just how big is Tyler, Texas?

About 80,000 population, it's halfway between Dallas and Shreveport. Freeper Cathryn Crawford is there.

23 posted on 05/11/2004 9:42:06 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: piasa; JohnathanRGalt; LindaSOG; Calpernia; backhoe; All
Let's take a look at this thread which was started on May 11, 2004 on the board you pointed out Piasa.
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http://www.paknews.com/forumcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=002912

"America: Get Out of Iraq NOW!"
24 posted on 05/11/2004 10:07:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: JohnathanRGalt; yonif; Destro; swarthyguy; FairOpinion; RaceBannon; Ernest_at_the_Beach; piasa; ...
GOOGLE Search Term: "OSAMA HAROON SATTI"
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22Osama+Haroon+Satti%22&btnG=Google+Search
25 posted on 05/11/2004 10:11:25 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa
Thanks for the ping.

N. Virginia seems to be as infested with al Qaeda, al Fuqra, NOI Snipers and other Islamofascist trash as Oregon and Washington are.
26 posted on 05/11/2004 10:33:18 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (America can't afford a 9/10 Jihad Johnny F'onda al Querry after 9/11.)
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
I'll bring the Twister game and the dog leash!

You also owe me a new keyboard and monitor. Second pair today destroyed by an expulsion of Dr Pepper.

27 posted on 05/11/2004 10:34:16 PM PDT by Indie (We don't need no steenkin' experts!)
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To: piasa
San Jose is in N. California. That would be the only relationship. This POS is more like the former Intel Terrorist Hawash in the Beaverton/Portland area.

San Jose has the same left wing PC mental illness that Portland, Oregon has of loving Islamofascists and La Raza Terrorists and hating conservatives.
28 posted on 05/11/2004 10:37:01 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (America can't afford a 9/10 Jihad Johnny F'onda al Querry after 9/11.)
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To: piasa
You have nailed another reality of the lunatic liberal insanity:

The liberals can no more admit the so-called 'rightwing terrorists' they decry can work with associated with the antisemitic Islamic terrorist groups the left champions anymore than they can admit that a secular Iraq can work with Islamic fundamentalist al Qaeda... or Timothy Mcveigh & Terri Nichols could work with groups similar to Abu Sayyaf.

29 posted on 05/11/2004 10:40:47 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (America can't afford a 9/10 Jihad Johnny F'onda al Querry after 9/11.)
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To: piasa
Thanks for the link - sure is hard to follow posts on that board. Did you find anything interesting in his posts? Thank Heavan for FR! (Nite Nite bump)! '-)
30 posted on 05/11/2004 11:09:25 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Have a nice day or else!)
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To: DeFault User
Thanks- that's a pretty good-sized town then.
31 posted on 05/11/2004 11:20:38 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Tunehead54
I did come by this among his posts, which for whatever reason is - at least apparently if he or the website didn't modify the date- was posted by him long after the meeting was to take place. Seems kind of odd to post an invite after the fact :

Osama Satti
Senior Member
Member # 572
Member Rated:

posted 09-24-2001 08:31 AM

Dear brothers and sisters:

Assalaamu Alaikum;
We are passing through turbulent times after the tragic incidents at New York and Washington DC. There are rising hate crimes against Muslims. There is an impending war against some Muslims countries and Israel got free hand to suppress and mute Palestinians as the world attention has shifted from Israel/Palestinian conflict to terrorism control. What should be our response in this situation?

Please come to discuss these issues in a meeting on Sunday, September 16, 11:00 AM at Chandni Restaurant, 5748 Mowry School Rd. Newark. There will be no long speech from anyone but everyone will have an opportunity to speak.

There will be no-host lunch for about $10 per person.
R.S.V.P. Shafi Refai (510)238-6436 OR (510)490-1754
Posts: 610 | From: San Jose, CA

32 posted on 05/11/2004 11:28:26 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: backhoe; piasa; Travis McGee
Many strange doin's in one area.

Tyler is where the people(Krar,Bruey)lived that had a stash of chemical weapons,arms,etc. in Noonday,which is close to Tyler near Lake Palestine.

David Koresh's bunch nearly built their Church on property near Palestine and Koresh's mother still lives on the place,IIRC.

Also,Cedar Creek Lake is not too far from Lake Palestine and a group of people(anti-gov?)are holed up on their land there,near Gunbarrel City.

33 posted on 05/12/2004 12:01:56 AM PDT by Free Trapper (One with courage is often a majority.)
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To: Indie
You also owe me a new keyboard and monitor. Second pair today destroyed by an expulsion of Dr Pepper.


I am too afraid to consume anything while on the computer. 2 ruined keyboards taught me that.
34 posted on 05/12/2004 4:12:19 AM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
I'll bring the Twister game

Just make sure it is the "rap DJ" version that the kids got for Christmas!

35 posted on 05/12/2004 4:24:02 AM PDT by ChefKeith (NASCAR...everything else is just a game!)
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
Try a keyboard cover (or some cling wrap)
36 posted on 05/12/2004 4:26:40 AM PDT by ChefKeith (NASCAR...everything else is just a game!)
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To: piasa
Seems kind of odd to post an invite after the fact :
Aha! A sleeper! Quick - shoot him. We can't? Rats.

Thanks for the info! As a good muslim he has to mention Israel as a baddie but this and other posts don't paint him as an extremist. Could be bad news - using code ala wolves in sheep's clothing?

37 posted on 05/12/2004 6:34:51 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Have a nice day or else!)
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To: Indie; LoudRepublicangirl
no food or drinks on your desk! Blaming poor LoudRepublicangirl for your uncontable laughter is shameful.

Now apologize and admit that the damages are a result of your not following the desktop rules.

38 posted on 05/12/2004 6:57:24 AM PDT by B4Ranch ( If everything appears to be going well, you obviously don't know what the hell is going on.)
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To: SJackson; Yehuda; Nachum; Paved Paradise; Thinkin' Gal; Bobby777; adam_az; Alouette; IFly4Him; ...
Ping.
39 posted on 05/12/2004 8:58:07 AM PDT by yonif ("So perish all Thine enemies, O the Lord" - Judges 5:31)
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
Put some panties on his head and take his picture. I'll bring the Twister game and the dog leash!

That's not even funny. How can you even mention such brutal acts of torture, you evil Nazi!

[/sarcasm]

40 posted on 05/12/2004 9:08:52 AM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: yonif
Yonif, The only thing I have to say about this is that I have a working business relationship with a Pakistani man and have asked him about the problems with Pakistan.

He had explained that Pakistan has a great disparity between the educated and uneducated. The uneducated are persuaded to send their children to madrassas that sound a lot like the people we are fighting. The others go to more secular institutions. It creates a conflict among themselves. He sounded to me as if he went to the US to avoid all this and have a better life.

He is active in our chamber of commerce, has public responsibilities with it and does business with me (a Jew) along with other members of his family. I do business with him. None of this is black and white.

41 posted on 05/12/2004 9:10:36 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: B4Ranch
no food or drinks on your desk! Blaming poor LoudRepublicangirl for your uncontable laughter is shameful.

Now apologize and admit that the damages are a result of your not following the desktop rules.

Chivalry is not dead! (only in the middle-east and most of Europe)
42 posted on 05/12/2004 10:20:43 AM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: quidnunc
"His public defender, Greg Waldron,... noted only that his client has pleaded not guilty.

Not needing to say that he doesn't believe him!

43 posted on 05/12/2004 11:15:19 AM PDT by Redbob
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