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Orange County Woman: Ex-Husband Is Terrorist
ABC-7news ^ | 12/24/04

Posted on 12/24/2004 9:25:12 PM PST by Susannah

SANTA ANA — An Orange County woman said in an expose that aired last night that her ex-husband is a Muslim extremist who helped set up an al Qaeda sleeper cell in their Anaheim apartment complex in the 1990s. Saraah Olson told ABC-TV's "Primetime Live" that her ex-husband, Hisham Diab, beat her, turned a local teenager into a terrorist fanatic, and brought other terrorists into their home.

Authorities say the couple's former neighbor, Khalil Deek, is considered a major al Qaeda figure, and is believed to have run the Orange County cell -- one of the first al Qaeda sleeper cells.

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Over three years, Olson told ABC-TV, she and her ex-husband hosted some of Osama bin Laden's top deputies including blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in 1992. He later was sentenced to life in prison for his leadership role in the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center.

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Important to read the entire article! It mentions how she got involved in setting up a charity that funded terrorists. The article also mentions the young man that was recruited and was recently on a film calling for the spilling of American blood.
1 posted on 12/24/2004 9:25:12 PM PST by Susannah
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Revel; Velveeta; Dolphy

ping


2 posted on 12/24/2004 9:26:09 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Susannah

BTTT


3 posted on 12/24/2004 9:26:39 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Susannah

bump


4 posted on 12/24/2004 9:29:35 PM PST by VOA
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To: Susannah

From the article:

>>> Olson said she tried to notify the FBI of her ex-husband's activities but she was not taken seriously. <<<

This is not the first story that claims this.

What is up with the FBI???


5 posted on 12/24/2004 9:33:32 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

>>>>What is up with the FBI???

They're a 9/10 organization in a 9/12 world....


6 posted on 12/24/2004 9:35:01 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Democrats: Tolerant of all people and opinions. Except me & mine - Conservative, Christian.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I would laugh at that if I wasn't so personally enraged with them.


7 posted on 12/24/2004 9:37:00 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia; SJackson

The ABC article has the basic info on the story. But I watched it on television and this woman, who unknowingly married a Islamic terrorist, said her life had been made a "living hell".


8 posted on 12/24/2004 9:38:04 PM PST by Susannah (www.AmericasSecretWar.com)
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To: Susannah
Orange County Woman: Ex-Husband Is Terrorist

SANTA ANA - An Orange County woman said in an expose that aired last night that her ex-husband is a Muslim extremist who helped set up an al Qaeda sleeper cell in their Anaheim apartment complex in the 1990s.

Saraah Olson told ABC-TV's "Primetime Live" that her ex-husband, Hisham Diab, beat her, turned a local teenager into a terrorist fanatic, and brought other terrorists into their home.

Authorities say the couple's former neighbor, Khalil Deek, is considered a major al Qaeda figure, and is believed to have run the Orange County cell -- one of the first al Qaeda sleeper cells.

She said in the interview that she married Diab without knowing of his ties to terrorism, and that she helped him set up a charity that funneled money overseas.

Olson told ABC-TV that she was in love with Diab but he used her to get a U.S. passport.

She said she converted, along with her son from a previous relationship, to Islam.

Olson said she played a role in drawing up papers for a fake charity, called Charity Without Borders. It was used to funnel money overseas, and was not found or shut down until after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

She said her ex-husband recruited Adam Gadahn, a Garden Grove resident and a student at the Islamic Society of Orange County.

She said Diab viewed Gadahn as "fresh meat," someone his group felt they could control and, because he was unassuming looking, a person who could accomplish their tasks, according to the report.

Olson said Gadahn is the masked man who promised in an al Qaeda video message released in Pakistan in October that the "streets of America will run with blood."

Over three years, Olson told ABC-TV, she and her ex-husband hosted some of Osama bin Laden's top deputies including blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in 1992. He later was sentenced to life in prison for his leadership role in the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center.

Olson said she tried to notify the FBI of her ex-husband's activities but she was not taken seriously.

In a statement, the FBI responded that counterterrorism is the agency's top priority, and that it acts on all credible leads.

Olson said her ex-husband made her wear a head scarf and beat her -- the first time just weeks after their wedding. The beatings were provoked, she said, by what he deemed were violations of his rules.

She said her ex-husband tried to recruit her son into his group. She said she wanted out, but went along so she would not be hit.

ABC-TV reported that her story was confirmed in detail by the Imam of the Islamic Society of Orange County, Haitham Bundakji.

Bundakji said Diab and the others in the cell were disruptive troublemakers who caused the most harm by recruiting others, especially Gadahn.

" And I blame myself and my people for not embracing him (Gadahn) and not making more efforts to gain him," Bundakji said. "He fell in the wrong hands and he became as aggressive as they were."

Gadahn left the Islamic Society after a series of events that started when he accused Bundakji of "being too Americanized," and one day assaulted the Imam.

Gadahn was prosecuted for the attack. Afterwards, Bundakji said he tried to welcome Gadahn back, but he did not wish to return.

Diab left the country suddenly in 1998 and is being sought by U.S. authorities. He is believed to be hiding in Pakistan with top al Qaeda leaders, Olson said.

Olson said she believes that now is the right time to come forward.

" These are dangerous people and a lot of people were hurt," she told ABC- TV.

9 posted on 12/24/2004 9:39:18 PM PST by pineconeland (Or dip a pinecone in melted suet, stuff with peanut butter, and hang from a tree.)
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To: Susannah

bttt


10 posted on 12/24/2004 9:55:57 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Susannah

The real face of Islam

Guest View

A.E. Briseno

Special to The Augusta Free Press





I have been following the Islamic terrorists and their plotting as is visible to those of us who follow various different Web sites and agree that the Islamic threat is real and that they are trying to indoctrinate our youth with lies about the peaceful nature of Islam.

Unfortunately, a good number of our politicians have parroted that same idiocy - "Islam is a religion of peace," say the apologists.

Islam preaches conversion or heavy taxation or kill the infidel, in that sequence. There is nothing peaceful about a Muslim who has carefully read the three seminal documents of Islam - the Koran, the Haddith and the Sira. The three so-called Holy Books of Islam basically lay out Islam and their minor god's plan (the satanic Allah, that is) to have Islam become the supreme religion in the world.

The so-called prophet of Islam married his wife when she was 6 years old and had intercourse with her when she was 9 years old. What other religion has a pedophile as its founder and prophet!?!

If we remain silent, we are cutting our throats and the throats of our children. We cannot let over 200 years of American history be distroyed by the Islamic militants who would kill to cause their religion to be supreme.

It is true that there are large numbers of peaceful Muslims; however, we do not need to concern ourselves with these deceived innocents. We need to start in the common defense by first educating our children and their peers and encourage the youth to honestly share the truth.

Indeed the truth is mightier than the sword.





A.E. Briseno resides in Santa Clarita, Calif.


11 posted on 12/24/2004 9:56:37 PM PST by philetus (Zell Miller - One of the few)
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To: Calpernia
First, they're not "up."

The F.B.I. is only open from 8:30 to 5:30, which is when the war is on; but after those hours, they're home.

12 posted on 12/24/2004 9:57:08 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: pineconeland

Here's some info on that charity mentioned in the article.

found via: http://www.guidestar.org

Charity Without Borders, Inc.
PO Box 4035
Garden Grove, CA 92842



Program / Activities
NTEE Codes
P20 Human Service Organizations



Financial Information
Fiscal Year: 1998
This organization files an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
Ruling Year: 1995

And corporate info:

found via: http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/list.html

Corporation
CHARITY WITHOUT BORDERS
Number: C1762082 Date Filed: 4/17/1995 Status: suspended
Jurisdiction: California
Address
PO BOX 4035
GARDEN GROVE, CA 92842
Agent for Service of Process
HISHAM DIAB
2543 W WINSTON RD STE H
ANAHEIM, CA 92804


13 posted on 12/24/2004 9:57:44 PM PST by edfrank_1998
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To: superskunk; Libertina

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14 posted on 12/24/2004 10:02:08 PM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: Calpernia
Secret Agents of Islam

Report: FBI getting lost in translations

http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/2004/LAW/09/27/fbi.translation/

Half-million hours of intelligence material not yet in English

From Terry Frieden

CNN Washington Bureau

Monday, September 27, 2004 Posted: 4:23 PM EDT (2023 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The FBI is collecting more foreign language material than it is able to translate, with audiotape backlogs now totaling hundreds of thousands of hours in material associated with terrorism and intelligence cases, according to a new report.

The report, released Monday by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine, blames the FBI's backlog of unreviewed material on an insufficient number of linguists and limitations in information technology systems.

" Our audit found that the FBI's collection of material requiring translation has continued to outpace its translation capabilities," the inspector general said. "The FBI cannot translate all the foreign language counterterrorism and counterintelligence material it collects," he said.

The conclusions were disclosed in an unclassified executive summary of a secret 157-page audit provided in July to the FBI, Congress and the commission investigating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The summary released Monday said that since the attacks, more than 123,000 hours of audio associated with counterterrorism and 370,000 hours of audio associated with counterintelligence have not been reviewed.

However, the inspector general said, "all this unreviewed audio may not necessarily represent critical intelligence information or even material that required translation."

The Justice report gave credit to the FBI for substantially increasing its capabilities since September 11, 2001. Surveillance collection in languages related to counterterrorism (Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Pashto) has increased by 45 percent in the past two years and is expected to continue to grow 15 percent annually in coming years.

In addition, the FBI has hired linguists at the maximum rate that its funding allowed. The Language Services Section at FBI headquarters employs more than 1,200 linguists stationed across the United States.

The inspector general made several mostly technical recommendations to improve the FBI's translation capabilities. The recommendations include expediting an automated reporting system and increasing computer capacity to ensure old, unreviewed material is not automatically deleted.

" FBI officials were receptive to the recommendations we offered during the audit and in many instances took corrective actions during the audit," the report said.

The inspector general's review is separate from an earlier review that investigated claims by former FBI linguist and whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds.

The inspector general said he is continuing to work with the FBI to produce a declassified version of that completed 100-page report. Edmonds sued the Justice Department last week, seeking to force the inspector general to disclose the results of the investigation into her firing.

Edmonds alleges she was fired after complaining about poor performance in the translations unit. She also alleged that another interpreter may have compromised national security by helping pass information to the target of an investigation.

FBI Director Robert Mueller, who has seen the classified report, has issued an apparently contradictory statement saying the inspector general's investigation found the FBI had not retaliated against Edmonds, but that the complaint was "at least a contributing factor" in her termination.

A federal judge rejected a previous suit by Edmonds challenging her firing. In his dismissal, the judge said he agreed with the government that the case could result in the harmful exposure of secret government operations and damage to national security.


 

October 7, 2004
FBI Audit Leaves Vital Questions Unanswered
by Sibel Edmonds
Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 4322
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001

Dear Mr. Fine:

I have reviewed the recently released redacted and unclassified version of your department's audit of the FBI's Foreign Language Program. Your report helps to bring badly needed attention to serious problems within the FBI's translation department; problems that must be corrected for the department to be effective in its role on the frontline of the war on terror. As you are aware, over two years ago I reported serious issues and problems within the FBI's translation units, with serious consequences to our national security and the war on terror. I am still awaiting the results of your long due report on the specific cases and issues I reported to your office and to the United States Senate. On one hand, this report draws attention to the problem of the backlog of untranslated intelligence by putting forth shocking numbers. On the other hand, other equally or more serious problems with even more significant consequences were completely ignored. Inaccurate translations due to incompetence and/or intentional acts, intelligence sabotaged by high security risk translators with questionable loyalties, criminal activities ranging from serious security breaches to facilitating the acts of sabotage, corrupt hiring practices, and serious mismanagement are among those issues that greatly impact the reliability and integrity of intelligence gathered and analyzed on the front lines, for as you state in the report

" The FBI's linguists play a critical role in developing effective intelligence and Counterterrorism information. Linguists are the first line of analysis for information collected in a language other than English."

Your report omitted information regarding tens of thousands of inaccurately translated documents. As you are fully aware, intentional mistranslations and mistranslations due to incompetence constitute a significant portion of the FBI's translated intelligence. According to your report, "more than 89,000 hours of audio and 30,000 hours of audio in other Counterterrorism languages have not been reviewed. Additionally, over 370,000 hours of audio in languages associated with counterintelligence activities have not been reviewed." Although these numbers by themselves are appalling, this data is misleading and not nearly complete, since it fails to also address the fact that of those documents considered translated, many were inaccurately translated, and the fact that of those documents considered reviewed but found "not pertinent to be translated" by translators, many were, and are, pertinent. The following are but a few questions and examples:

What is the number of "translated documents/audio" that were inaccurately translated due to incompetence and unqualified translators?

Example 1: Three Iranian translators were given the task of translating sensitive intelligence (both audio and documents) in another Middle Eastern language for over five years. These translators were not qualified in that language (had no training, had no background) in any way, and repeatedly refused to submit to proficiency exams requested by FBI headquarters. The agent in charge of that particular Middle Eastern country repeatedly complained and then notified the FBI of the potentially dire consequences that could result from inaccurate translations performed by these translators. Tens of thousands of pages inaccurately translated (mistranslated) by these individuals over the years are considered translated in your audit and by the FBI, and are thus misleading. Exactly how many pages are these mistranslated documents/audio, which should be added to the backlog your report depicts, since these documents have to be reviewed/retranslated?

Example 2: Kevin Taskesen (as confirmed by Congress, the FBI, and the press) was given the task of translating intelligence (audio, documents, in person interviews of detainees/suspects) in certain Middle Eastern languages, despite the fact that he had failed ALL proficiency exams, both in English and a target language. Mr. Taskesen was even sent to Guantanamo Bay for two months to translate intelligence gathered from several detainees from several countries. Tens of thousands of documents/audio were and are being mistranslated by Mr. Taskesen. Today, three years after this issue was reported, Mr. Taskesen is still in charge of translating intelligence in the FBI Washington Field Office. Exactly how many pages are these mistranslated documents/audio, which should be added to the backlog your report depicts, since these documents have to be reviewed/retranslated? Shouldn't the FBI send a new translator(s) to Guantanamo Bay to re-interview/retranslate intelligence gathered inaccurately by individuals like Mr. Taskesen? What are the statistical data for this?

Example 3: Immediately following Sept. 11, intelligence translation of languages spoken in Afghanistan were given to Farsi translators who did not understand that country's languages, did not qualify to translate for those languages, and were never administered proficiency exams in those languages. The FBI sent some of those translators to Afghanistan immediately following the Sept. 11 attack. Documents/audio translated by these individuals are considered inaccurate/unreliable by FBI standards, court standards, and any other intelligence standards. Exactly how many pages are these mistranslated documents/audio, which should be added to the backlog your report depicts, since these documents have to be reviewed/retranslated? Where is the damage assessment for this inaccurately translated intelligence/information from the battlegrounds of our war on terror in Afghanistan?

What was the number of "translated documents/audio" that were inaccurately translated or blocked by being stamped as "reviewed but not pertinent to be translated," due to intentional acts by certain translators who were hired despite their previous and ongoing ties with the targets of investigations and/or ideological sympathy for the targets of investigations?

Example 1: As has been confirmed by Congress, the FBI, and the media, Melek Can Dickerson was hired, given top secret clearance, and placed in charge of translating sensitive intelligence (including terrorist targets) by the bureau, despite her previous membership/job with certain target organizations and her ongoing relationships with individuals who were the targets of FBI investigations. Based on confirmations by the FBI and the United States Congress, Ms. Dickerson in fact blocked and mistranslated intelligence gathered from these targets. Exactly how many pages are these intentionally mistranslated/blocked documents/audio, which should be added to the backlog your report depicts, since these documents have to be reviewed/retranslated?

Example 2: As reported by John M. Cole (reported to the Department of Justice inspector general [DOJ-IG] and the United States Congress, and later reported by the press), manager for counterintelligence operations covering Pakistan, Afghanistan and India at the FBI HQ, several translators from these regions, who had ties/relationship with targets of FBI investigations and were found to be significant security risks, were hired by the FBI and placed in charge of translating intelligence in languages from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. In one case, the translator's father was among the members of a FBI target organization, and in another case, the FBI discovered that one translator had been providing FBI top secret information to a foreign intelligence service. Did your audit review and/or retranslate the documents/audio translated by these individuals? Exactly how many pages are these intentionally mistranslated/blocked documents/audio, which should be added to the backlog your report depicts, since these documents have to be reviewed/retranslated?

Your report does not address serious misconduct and flaws in translator hiring practices. As you are fully aware, as confirmed by the FBI, the United States Congress and the media, FBI hiring practices of linguists are not merit based, and are infested with nepotism/cronyism. Linguist position slots are filled by many incompetent and/or "high security risk" individuals entering through the back door, preventing qualified applicants from obtaining those positions. According to your report, the "contract linguist vetting process includes language proficiency testing, a personnel security interview, a polygraph examination, and a background investigation. Only upon the successful completion of all stages of the vetting process are contract linguist applicants approved and granted a top secret security clearance." This is completely inaccurate.

With regard to the FBI hiring of translators, how many translators were hired through the back door with total disregard for their security risk and/or lack of qualifications, due to nepotism/cronyism?

Example 1: Arabic translators hired for positions at the FBI Washington Field Office. One of the supervisors at the FBI Washington Field Office, Mike Feghali, who is in charge of Middle Eastern languages including Arabic, brought in numerous full-time and contract translators who were family members and friends. Some of these individuals were openly celebrating the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, several did not possess standard qualifications, and many drew salaries without even showing up for work. How many qualified Arabic speaking applicants were turned down by the FBI due to these job slots being filled by back-door hiring of unqualified and/or security risk translators?

Example 2: The FBI-HQ hired Mr. Taskesen being fully aware of his proficiency exam results: that he failed even the most elementary English level, that he even failed target language proficiency due to a limited elementary school education. Mr. Taskesen's wife worked, and still works, for the FBI-HQ Language Test department, and the FBI disregarded other job applicants so that Mr. Taskesen could be hired. In return, Ms. Taskesen forged the test results of proficiency exams for family members/friends of other FBI employees who also applied for these jobs. How many qualified linguist applicants were turned down by the FBI due to these job slots being filled by back-door hiring of unqualified and/or security risk translators?

Example 3: FBI-Washington Field Office hired three Farsi translators and placed these individuals on overtime pay for a Middle Eastern language other than Farsi. These individuals refused to be tested, their direct special agent supervisor complained to the HQ about their inability to carry out the task, and other translators filed complaints about the damage caused to the integrity of the department by allowing these individuals to keep their positions. Yet, the FBI HQ and Washington Field Office allowed these translators to remain in those positions for over five years. These three translators mistranslated tens of thousands of pages of documents over five years for FBI counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal cases. The FBI - HQ and Washington Field Office knowingly allowed this to continue for over five years.

In how many court cases (criminal, counterintelligence, and/or counterterrorism) did the FBI use inaccurately translated documents/audio as evidence to prosecute? Have the defense attorneys of at least the known cases been notified?

In how many cases (criminal, counterintelligence, and/or counterterrorism), did the FBI use inaccurately translated documents/audio as evidence to obtain warrants, to obtain FISA, to investigate, to detain, and/or to prosecute individuals?

In how many cases were people actually detained, arrested and/or prosecuted based on mistranslated evidence presented by the FBI?

With regard to the thorough background check process for linguist applicants claimed by the FBI and your audit report, how many translators were hired despite the significant and known security risk they posed? How many of these translators were investigated/prosecuted after they were found to have been engaged in espionage activities against the United States, to have breached security, and/or to have intentionally blocked and mistranslated vital intelligence?

Example 1: In your report Re: Double Standards of Discipline, you found a translator who had an ongoing "close relationship" with the FBI target of investigation who this translator was translating intelligence from, who received money and gifts of value from the FBI target of investigation. Did the FBI conduct damage assessment after this individual was caught? Did they have thousands of pages of intelligence that were translated by this individual retranslated? How many pages were blocked and/or mistranslated? Has there been any criminal investigation/prosecution of this case? Has there been any assessment of background security check loopholes leading to granting top secret clearance to this individual?

Example 2: As mentioned above and confirmed by the Congress and the FBI, Melek Can Dickerson was hired and granted top secret clearance despite the fact that she lied in her job application about her previous employers who were targets of FBI investigations, and that she and her husband had ongoing personal and business relationships with FBI targets. Ms. Dickerson maintained her position and clearance even after the FBI confirmed that she had intentionally blocked and mistranslated intelligence/information related to the individuals and organizations she had ties with, and after two FBI targets were tipped off and hastily left the United States. Did the FBI conduct damage assessment after this individual's case became known and public? Did they have thousands of pages of intelligence that were translated by this individual retranslated? How many pages were blocked and/or mistranslated? Has there been any criminal investigation/prosecution of this case? Has there been any assessment of background security check loopholes leading to granting top secret clearance to this individual?

Example 3: According to John M. Cole, FBI Counterintelligence Operations Manager, who worked in the FBI's Washington, D.C., headquarters and was assigned to do risk assessments on applicants for translator positions, after notifying the FBI regarding a translator applicant with ties to FBI targets of investigation and strongly recommending against hiring this translator: "I was told, 'Not that it matters now, she's already been hired and has just started to work in the Washington, D.C., Field Office.' What's more, she had been given top secret clearance." Also, according to Cole, "there were as many as 12 additional applicants hired as language specialists, whose files he had personally inspected, that showed red flags for various reasons. These also were not properly vetted." How many other cases of "high-security risk translators" were brought to the attention of the FBI, where no action, no investigations, and no damage assessment measures were taken?

With regard to the "quality control" issue pointed out in your report, in how many cases was the absence of conducting a quality review process not due to a shortage problem, but due to an intentional decision to protect unqualified translators and to cover up intentional actions/security breaches?

During my work with the FBI as a translator for several languages, I was rarely asked to have my work reviewed or to review the work of others, and this was not in any way caused by lack of time or shortage of translators. This was the case not only with languages in demand, but for all languages. Even when due to a request by an agent quality reviews were performed, negative results were immediately covered up in order to avoid raising red flags or bringing the translation department under scrutiny. The lack or rarity of quality reviews is an intentional and conscious measure practiced by administrative managers/supervisors to avoid having larger problems/issues exposed.

Accountability is not mentioned even once in your report. It is the difficulty of hiring. It is the lack of newer/better computer systems. It is the large amount of intelligence pouring in. It is insufficient funding. It is not the supervisors, some intentionally, being incompetent and/or irresponsible. It is not those in charge of hiring allowing back-door entries and qualifying those not qualified for these important tasks. It is not certain people in charge of personnel security and/or security background checks dropping the ball, either intentionally or due to incompetence.

Considering the facts, cases, and issues mentioned above, why does your audit report completely refrain from even mentioning individual accountability for managerial/personnel incompetence, criminal conduct, failures?

Who are the known incompetent translators? Who are the translators who have completely failed proficiency exams/tests? Why were they hired despite failing in their proficiency tests? Why did they remain in their positions, and still do? Why did your audit omit these cases?

Who are the individuals/managers in the FBI testing departments intentionally forging and covering up test results to facilitate the hiring of incompetent translators, thus preventing qualified ones from getting hired? Why do they remain in their positions? Why did your audit omit these cases?

Who are the individuals/managers in the FBI hiring department intentionally and knowingly facilitating the hiring of incompetent and unqualified translators for nepotism/cronyism? Why do they remain in their positions? Why did your audit omit these cases?

Who are the agents/security experts in charge of conducting background security checks either intentionally or due to incompetence clearing "high risk" translators for these highly sensitive positions? Why do they remain in their positions? Why did your audit omit these cases?

Who are the individuals/managers in the hiring department intentionally ignoring the warnings of background check authorities and security assessment results regarding certain translators? Why do they remain in their positions? Why did your audit omit these cases?

Who is the administrative supervisor in charge of FBI Washington Field Office Middle Eastern languages, who encourages backlog creation for the purpose of receiving budget and staff increases, thus hindering our war on terror? Why do does he remain in his position? Why did your audit omit his and others' cases?

Who is/are the administrative supervisor(s) in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office Middle Eastern languages, who facilitate and intentionally cover up security breaches, intentional mistranslations, and negative quality review results? Why do they remain in their positions? Why did your audit omit these cases?

Who is/are the mid-level managers in the FBI-HQ and Washington Field Office who intentionally send inaccurate "translation review results" to the FBI field offices requesting translation review/audit due to suspicious translations received, and do so intentionally in order to save face? Why do they remain in their positions? Why did your audit omit these cases?

The omission of these serious issues, the bypassing of accountability, and reducing the real problems to those of manpower shortage, budget shortage, and antiquated technology results, instead of addressing and fixing problems and bringing about needed change, ensures the continuation and expansion of these problems. This is a classic example of Pavlovian conditioning: mismanagement of the agency is rewarded by budget increases; inefficiency is addressed by staff increases; basically, failures are rewarded. What type of incentive does this provide the agency to address problems and improve its management and performance? What will happen when three years from now your next audit reveals backlog numbers far more startling than the current ones? The FBI can be confident that it will be rewarded with another round of recommendations for an increased budget and increased staff, thus further expanding an inefficient and failing machine.

Respectfully,

Sibel D. Edmonds

15 posted on 12/24/2004 10:03:16 PM PST by antonia ("Democracy is the worst type of government, excepting all others." ~ Churchill)
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To: Susannah

Hey Hisham Diab, got also manufactured votes for Washington-stolen-election race?


16 posted on 12/24/2004 10:05:46 PM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: edfrank_1998
This guy worked at that charity in 1997. found at: http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/gadahn.htm ADAM YAHIYE GADAHN Aliases: Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, Yayah DESCRIPTION Date of Birth Used: September 1, 1978 Hair: Brown Place of Birth: United States Eyes: Brown Height: 5'11" Sex: Male Weight: 190 pounds Complexion: Light Build: Medium DETAILS Adam Yahiye Gadahn is being sought in connection with possible terrorist threats against the United States. Although the FBI has no information indicating this individual is connected to any specific terrorist activities, the FBI would like to locate and question this person. SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT THE LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE. ROBERT S. MUELLER, III DIRECTOR FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535 TELEPHONE: (202) 324-3000
17 posted on 12/24/2004 10:08:38 PM PST by edfrank_1998
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To: antonia

Yup. Personally enraged is about all I can add to this thread.


18 posted on 12/24/2004 10:08:57 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Susannah
Last night ABC correspondent Brian Ross did his best to help this woman present herself as a "victim" of her ex-husband, but nothing either he or she said could quite explain her actions over many years of marriage. She is not the innocent she pretends to be.

My take on the woman is that she was a typical feminist leftwinger on a leftwing campus (where she had an adminstrative job) who wasn't non-plussed at all by her husband's anti-American rhetoric until 911 changed everything. Now she's looking for a way to revise her own history and make herself out to be some kind of heroic "victim."

19 posted on 12/24/2004 10:13:03 PM PST by beckett
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To: edfrank_1998

Here's the link with Gadahn and Charities Without Borders:

"These time sheets obtained by NBC News show that Adam Gadahn worked for an organization called Charities Without Borders"

found at: http://www.bulletinnews.com/dhs/MD040527.htm

SNIP

One Of Seven Terror Suspects Named Is 25-Year-OId US Citizen. NBC Nightly News (5/26, Brokaw, story 2) reported, "One of those men on the watch list released by the FBI is an American, and local police and the FBI are searching for him in the area where he was last seen, California." NBC (Lewis) added, "FBI Director Robert Mueller got the attention of California law enforcement agencies." Mueller: "Adam Gadahn, a US Citizen who converted to Islam, associated with Abu Zabeta in Pakistan and attended training camps in Afghanistan, known to have performed translations for al Qaeda as part of the services he has provided to al Qaeda." Lewis: "Adam Gadahn is 25 years old. Law enforcement officials say he grew up in California and attended the University of Arizona. ... These time sheets obtained by NBC News show that Adam Gadahn worked for an organization called Charities Without Borders, an organization that federal officials say may have al Qaeda links. Law enforcement officials worry that if Adam Gadahn is connected to al Qaeda, as an American he can easily blend-in in this country."

USA Today (5/27, Johnson) reports, "Adam Yahiye Gadahn stands out among the seven terrorist suspects in the federal government's latest warning about the prospect of attacks. He is the only US citizen in the group. His name and photograph have never publicly emerged in association with terrorist plots against the United States." FBI Director Robert Mueller "said Gadahn is believed to have attended a terrorist training camp for al-Qaeda operatives. Gadahn allegedly was a translator for terrorists and may have associated with Abu Zubaydah, the former head of al-Qaeda's training camps."


20 posted on 12/24/2004 10:15:35 PM PST by edfrank_1998
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To: edfrank_1998
 
Here's a beardless version that I did 05/26/2004

 

21 posted on 12/24/2004 10:22:33 PM PST by antonia ("Democracy is the worst type of government, excepting all others." ~ Churchill)
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To: antonia

I used to be a screener for the TSA. I treated EVERYONE the same (politely and professionally). From time to time I'll read the threads here that criticize screeners for being picky with non-Arab appearing people. This guy, cleaned up, would get a pass if some had their way because he doesn't LOOK like the 9/11 hijackers.

I hope we catch him soon.

And how many more like him are out there?


22 posted on 12/24/2004 10:28:25 PM PST by edfrank_1998
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To: edfrank_1998
And how many more like him are out there?

Hopefully very many less than there was, but I suspect that there are thousands, and plenty more where they came from.

Pray for the conversion of Islamofascist from their cult of death worship to one of loving life.

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest commandment. And the second is like it : You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:37-39).

Christ was born in a manger.

Merry Christmas!

23 posted on 12/24/2004 10:38:38 PM PST by antonia ("Democracy is the worst type of government, excepting all others." ~ Churchill)
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To: Calpernia

"What is up with the FBI???"

Jamie Gorelicks memo that prevented the CIA and FBI from collaborating.......it looks like in this case there was no domestic crime being committed contemporaneously......FBI was prohibited from dabbling in "foreign" intelligence. This memo also provided the wall of separation that shiekded a variety of Clintons shenanigans from seeing the light of day.


24 posted on 12/24/2004 10:45:23 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Calpernia
>>> Olson said she tried to notify the FBI of her ex-husband's activities but she was not taken seriously. <<<

Her notification of the FBI was pre-911. I think it's generally understood that all security agencies respond differently today, post-911, when information of the kind this woman provided comes onto the government's radar screen. Her ex-husband is now a highly sought after terror suspect believed to be hiding in Pakistan.

There is a hidden agenda at work in the story and it behooves perceptive readers to be aware of it. This woman didn't just pop up yesterday. Her husband left her years ago. Why has she decided now, three years after 911, to come forward? Why didn't she come forward then? Why is Brian Ross, a notoriously leftwing investigative reporter, using her as a club to beat the FBI over the head for lapses that occurred before 911?

This is a story that definitely should not be taken at face value. Ross is looking to make trouble for the Bush administration and the woman is looking to paint herself as a "victim" and possibly get a book deal or some other emolument. Neither of them comes to the story with clean hands.

25 posted on 12/24/2004 10:56:09 PM PST by beckett
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To: Susannah

HMM... Coupla comments...

This looks like good news. They're cracking. The woman has blown the cover on the whole thing (probably some time ago, and it's now going public).

Someone ought to get this woman's story to that idiot twerp college stoont who's converting to Islam and marrying a rug-pilot... the thread was on here yesterday (I'm too lazy to look for it right now). Her future is this woman's past - get ready for islamic black eyes and bruises, dipstick.

FBI has A Problem somewhere. My first question is whether they've always been this way. We've been conditioned to think they're all Ephraim Zimbalist Jr., but I don't know the truth. But if in fact they were once effective but now have gotten corrupted, how did it happen, and how can we reverse it? (I'd like to reflexively blame Clinton, of curse, but getting to the bottom of it is probably more important than pinning it on multiculturalist leftist dirtbags, although they're an obvious target.)


26 posted on 12/24/2004 10:57:18 PM PST by fire_eye (Socialism is the opiate of academia.)
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To: beckett

>>>I think it's generally understood that all security agencies respond differently today, post-911, when information of the kind this woman provided comes onto the government's radar screen.

That is a decent thought. But I have stories post 9/11 that say differently :(


27 posted on 12/24/2004 11:06:19 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

>>>FBI was prohibited from dabbling in "foreign" intelligence.

But that was pre 9/11? Right?

Why are stories so similar post 9/11, post Patriot Act?


28 posted on 12/24/2004 11:09:25 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: fire_eye

>>>But if in fact they were once effective but now have gotten corrupted, how did it happen, and how can we reverse it?

There is a story from about a year ago about a 2 year Missile Sting that happened in NJ. That story isn't available on line anymore. I still have the hardcopy here from the NJ Star Ledger and it supports your thoughts.


29 posted on 12/24/2004 11:27:43 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Why are stories so similar post 9/11, post Patriot Act?

If you can cite an example of the FBI ignoring an account of a terror cell on US soil post 911 I'd love to hear it.

30 posted on 12/24/2004 11:29:12 PM PST by beckett
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To: Calpernia
There is a story from about a year ago about a 2 year Missile Sting that happened in NJ. That story isn't available on line anymore. I still have the hardcopy here from the NJ Star Ledger and it supports your thoughts.

Please ignore my post #30. I just realized you're from tin-foil country. Have a nice day.

31 posted on 12/24/2004 11:31:18 PM PST by beckett
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To: beckett

Is she Swedish???


32 posted on 12/24/2004 11:36:51 PM PST by danamco
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To: beckett

What is tinfoil country?

I live in the state that plotted both WTC attacks. That exempts me from knowing anything?

I live a mile away from where 9 of the 9/11 terrorist got their IDs. but I guess I know nothing huh?


33 posted on 12/24/2004 11:38:18 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: antonia

What software do you have?


34 posted on 12/24/2004 11:40:23 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
This is typical.

I had a similar experience here. I tried to report a situation here that I knew the details of intimately and called up the US embassy and spoke to Brian F. Duffy. When I went down a few days later, Brian Duffy did not see me, but he sent one of his underlings to deal with me.

I was basically told that they are not interested in any terrorist activities unless they directly threaten the US embassy. Thank you and drive through and come again.

35 posted on 12/24/2004 11:48:29 PM PST by expatguy ("Fallujah Delenda Est!")
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To: expatguy

bump!

Similar experience too.


36 posted on 12/24/2004 11:52:20 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: danamco
Is she Swedish???

She is a southern California native, I believe, but if not she's definitely an American anyway, very unattractive but smart, and her story is fishy to say the least.

37 posted on 12/25/2004 12:04:57 AM PST by beckett
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To: Calpernia

What is up with the FBI???


Communists and clinton friends and supporters.

The enemy within!!!!!!


38 posted on 12/25/2004 12:23:55 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Today, please pray for God's miracle, we are not going to make it without him.)
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To: jerseygirl; DAVEY CROCKETT; lacylu; texasbluebell

ping


39 posted on 12/25/2004 12:42:44 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Today, please pray for God's miracle, we are not going to make it without him.)
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To: edfrank_1998; Calpernia; Velveeta

Is this the voice on the ZA? tape a month or so ago?

There was a lot printed about it.

He is also wanted and thought to be a partner of the man
they want, who had possible plans to blow up the Panama Canal.

shakuarja or some such spelling, (I have never had a memory for names). This man is also part of the gangs.

help Cal and Vel......LOL think for me. Please.


40 posted on 12/25/2004 12:48:08 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Today, please pray for God's miracle, we are not going to make it without him.)
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To: alessandrofiaschi
Thanks for the ping, Alessandro, and:

Merry Christmas!!!
41 posted on 12/25/2004 7:17:35 AM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: superskunk
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO, SUPERSKUNK.
And Merry Christmas to everybody around.


42 posted on 12/25/2004 7:27:52 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: presidio9; american colleen; sinkspur; Lady In Blue; Salvation; Raycpa; West Coast Conservative; ...
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

43 posted on 12/25/2004 7:33:24 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

44 posted on 12/25/2004 7:34:10 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: Focault's Pendulum
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

45 posted on 12/25/2004 7:34:45 AM PST by alessandrofiaschi
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To: fire_eye

The FBI agents I have known have all been very dedicated highly intelligent and patriotic. I have known several starting in the sixties when I was in training with one.

The problem with the FBI seems in the priorities set at the top and the restrictions Congress and the left have saddled them with. Ever since Hoover, Congress has not wanted the FBI to know much about their own private lives.


46 posted on 12/25/2004 8:32:59 AM PST by shubi (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: Calpernia
Unfortunately...I've been pushed into a place where I don't believe much that comes out of ABC....

I have to ask myself...how much of this article is truth?

FWIW-

47 posted on 12/25/2004 8:38:51 AM PST by Osage Orange (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: nw_arizona_granny

Yes, that is him. I'm on my way to my sister's now though.

Will look up that tape info later.


48 posted on 12/25/2004 9:04:31 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Susannah
"Orange County Woman: Ex-Husband Is Terrorist"

One more stupid white American girl with low self-esteem who dupes herself into falling in love with another Muslim a--hole. When will our ladies ever learn?

Sorry to be grumpy about this but I've posted on this topic before -- it's the girls with the low self-esteem that tend to fall for the arrogant, macho, Muslim students or immigrants, matches which inevitably lead to break-ups, custody problems, and violence.

I shouldn't say it only happens in America -- it is also epidemic in Canada and Europe. Y'all remember the pregnant Irish lass whose Palestinian boyfriend gave her a ticket to fly home to meet his mom, but changed planes at the last minute? He asked her to take his luggage anyway, which contained a bomb intended to blow up the plane and the d-ckhead's "beloved."

49 posted on 12/25/2004 12:45:34 PM PST by tom h
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To: alessandrofiaschi

And a Happy New Years!

(Or, to the beer drinkers amongst us, a Hoppy New Year!)


50 posted on 12/25/2004 1:12:23 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Kerry's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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