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Ticket to an American University or Ticket to Paradise?
Women's Wall Street ^ | 5/29/2007Discuss this Article | Annie Jacobsen

Posted on 06/02/2007 11:04:25 AM PDT by happygrl

The Mysterious Case of Missing Saudi Student

On October 15, 2006, a young Saudi Arabian male named Anwar Al——,* (His full name will not be used for legal reasons) claiming to be an engineering student at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock,

presented what must have been false documents to United States Customs and Immigration at an east coast airport and managed to slip into the country illegally. This is something that is not easily done: for a citizen of Saudi Arabia to get into the United States to attend an institution of higher learning requires the scrutiny of multiple, Cabinet level federal agencies. Customs was the last line in a series of Homeland Security controls that began halfway around the world at the US Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Anyone who has picked up a newspaper since September 11, 2001 understands why this is the procedure: fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals. ~sNip~ So how did this Saudi kid presenting himself as a student slip into the United States without being stopped? And what was his reason for doing so? And illegal entry is only one of the federal offenses Anwar Al—— appears to have committed. Others raise even more serious alarms; events just three days after being admitted to the US involving this young, Saudi male raise the national security stakes exponentially. What happened next is enough to make you ask, just who is Saudi Arabia sending our way anyway – and what exactly are we doing about it?

Please Do Not Leave Your Bags Unattended

On October 18, 2006. Federal Air Marshal Jeffrey Denning was about to catch a mission flight out of Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. when a piece of luggage left unattended in a crowded area caught his attention.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Arkansas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anniejacobsen; foreignstudents; homelandsecurity; immigration; muslimstudents; saudiarabia; studentvisas
Another investigative piece by Annie Jacobsen, author of the book Terror in the Skies based on her articles about the 13 Syrian musicians who terrorized a Detroit-to-Los Angeles flight in June 2004.
1 posted on 06/02/2007 11:04:26 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: happygrl
This is frightening. The only person who did his job is the federal air marshall. The rest of our expensive and complicated bureaucracy let down the air marshall, and let down all the rest of us as well.

"Apparently Anwar Al—— applied for a US visa with doctored paperwork from the University of Arkansas. Despite the required face-to-face interview with US Embassy officials (a fact confirmed with me by the State Department) no one caught this. Instead, an embassy worker issued Al—— a visa to come to a University in the middle of a University semester, a highly irregular time. Al—— got on a plane and flew into the United States, despite his name being on a terrorist watch list. Al—— passed, undetected, through Customs and Immigration despite the fact that he presented what must have been fraudulent travel documents and despite the fact that his name was on terrorist watch list. Three days after his illegal entry, he was involved in a suspicious incident at an airport that involved six US Federal Agencies. Not one of them detained him for further questioning; ICE agents never examined his travel documents; an Arabic speaker never questioned him in his native tongue; and bomb-sniffing dogs never examined his bags. FBI couldn't "verify" that this particular young man was the terrorist on the watch list, so Al—— was let go. Al—— never showed up for class. Four months after he arrived, in February 2007, University officials reported him missing. ICE agents never contacted the University for a follojw-up to his absence, nor did agents from FBI. Anwar Al—— had successfully slipped past every, single federal control system put in place to catch someone like him in a post-9/11 world. He remains at large.

2 posted on 06/02/2007 11:16:14 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: 3AngelaD
The rest of our expensive and complicated inept bureaucracy let down the air marshall, and let down all the rest of us as well.

OK now...

3 posted on 06/02/2007 11:25:06 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: happygrl

For those of you who haven’t, read the entire series. It is really frightening.

4 posted on 06/02/2007 11:40:53 AM PDT by keepitreal
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To: 3AngelaD
Likely answers, just choose one:
1.The FBI has him under 24/7 surveillance.
2.He is working as a security guard at a nuclear plant.
3.He is a CIA employee working for the federal terrorism taskforce.
4.He works in the photocopy center in the Pentagon.
5.He is a top-level interpreter for the Secretary of Defense.
6.He is a chef in the White House.
7.He is Hillary Clinton's secret lover.
8.He writes speeches for Dingy Harry, Nasty Pelosi & Swimmer Kennedy.
9.He leaks top secrets for Leaky Leahy & Commie Rockefeller.
10.He publishes a Jihadist website for George Soros.
11.He is in charge of intercepting terrorism threats at Echelon.
12.He is John Edwards' hairdresser.
13.He writes fiction novels for Al Gore.
14.He advises Hussein Obama on foreign policy matters.
15.He is Jimmy Carter's only advisor left.
16.He is the decision-maker for ACLU lawsuits.
17.He is the strategic planner for the LA Times, CNN and CBS.
18.He is expected to replace Ward Churchill at UC-Boulder.
19.He just bought up all the missing Russian suitcase A-bombs.
20.As a close friend of Slick Willy, he is writing a tell-all book.
21.He has rescued Andrew Speaker & is mass-producing TB.
22.He just finished drafting the new immigration bill for Congress.

And the correct answer is...

He is in a top level strategy planning meeting with Democrat leaders.
5 posted on 06/02/2007 11:53:55 AM PDT by Stayfree (Bumper stickers, coffee mugs & Flush Hillary calendars at Flush
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To: keepitreal
For those of you who haven’t, read the entire series. It is really frightening.

OK. I'll admit to being clueless here.
How would one go about doing that?

6 posted on 06/02/2007 3:09:26 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Publius6961
Ummmm. Here's the link:

Entire Series

Haven't verified whether they must be read on line, be a subscriber to access, save them etc...
Good luck.

7 posted on 06/02/2007 3:15:17 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: johnny7
You Stated ".... inept bureaucracy ..."

Response: The reason being is that jobs must be provided for the unemployable.

8 posted on 06/02/2007 3:21:11 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Stayfree


That is a great list!

Very good.

9 posted on 06/02/2007 6:37:30 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: jocon307

And the moonbats and Beltway Bozos don’t have a clue...just another demonstration of why all the unemployables are government employees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 posted on 06/02/2007 6:46:53 PM PDT by Stayfree (*************************Get your copy of The Fred Factor by David Gill at Capitol Hill
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To: Stayfree


11 posted on 06/03/2007 10:58:22 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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