Skip to comments.Ali Al-Timimi, al-Qaeda and Anthrax
Posted on 10/29/2007 2:22:32 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ali al-Timimi will be serving life for sedition. Specifically he was recruiting for al-Qaeda from the US. Scary enough, but read the whole article. It appears al-Qaeda had infiltrated US biodefense and has supporters/agents with access to the Ames strain of anthrax and the know how to make dried concentrated forms of the spores.
Via Bloggernews.net:A colleague of famed Russian bioweaponeer Ken Alibek and former USAMRIID head Charles Bailey, a prolific Ames strain researcher, has been convicted of sedition and sentenced to life in prison. He worked in a program co-sponsored by the American Type Culture Collection and had access to ATCC facilities, as well as facilities of the George Mason University Center for Biodefense. The Center for Biodefense was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Center was run by Dr. Alibek and Dr. Bailey. The bionformatics grad student once had a high security clearance for mathematical support work for the Navy. In the 1990s, Ayman Zawahiri had Ali Mohammed infiltrate the CIA and US Army, and dupe the FBI. He did it all over again with Ali Al-Timimi. If we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.So the reports that the Antrax attacks were an inside job may not entirely false. The fact no one wants to admit is that al-Qaeda had managed to get inside.
I just happened across this this morning. The article is long but a couple of points that struck me were that al-Timimi had access to the area and there were complaints of lax security in the area where virulent strains were kept for patent reference purposes. Please read the entire thing carefully.
a. Hardball Tactics In An Era Of Threats
A colleague of famed Russian bioweaponeer Ken Alibek and former USAMRIID head Charles Bailey, a prolific Ames strain researcher, has been convicted of sedition and sentenced to life in prison. He worked in a program co-sponsored by the American Type Culture Collection and had access to ATCC facilities, as well as facilities of the George Mason University Center for Biodefense. The Center for Biodefense was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Center was run by Dr. Alibek and Dr. Bailey. The bionformatics grad student once had a high security clearance for mathematical support work for the Navy. In the 1990s, Ayman Zawahiri had Ali Mohammed infiltrate the CIA and US Army, and dupe the FBI. He did it all over again with Ali Al-Timimi. If we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.
The Washington Post, in an article Hardball Tactics in an Era of Threats, dated September 3, 2006 summarized events relating to George Mason University microbiology graduate student Ali Al-Timimi. The well-spoken Al-Timimi had rock star status in Salafist circles. He lectured in July 2001 (in Toronto) and August 2001 (in London) on the coming end of times and signs of the coming day of judgment. He spoke alongside officials of a charity, Islamic Assembly of North America (IANA) promoting the views of Bin Ladens sheiks. Another speaker was Alis mentor, Bilal Philips, an unindicted WTC 1993 conspirator (among about 170 others). Bilal Philips worked in the early 1990s to recruit US servicemen. Dr. Philips has explained the Saudi-funded program in magazine interviews.
The Washington Post explained last Fall:
In late 2002, the FBIs Washington field office received two similar tips from local Muslims: Timimi was running an Islamic group known as the Dar al-Arqam that had conducted military-style training, FBI special agent John Wyman would later write in an affidavit.
Wyman and another agent, Wade Ammerman, pounced on the tips. Searching the Internet, they found a speech by Timimi celebrating the crash of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003, according to the affidavit. The agents also found that Timimi was in contact with Sheikh Safar al-Hawali, a Saudi whose anti-Western speeches in the early 1990s had helped inspire bin Laden.
The agents reached an alarming conclusion: Timimi is an Islamist supporter of Bin Laden who was leading a group training for jihad, the agent wrote in the affidavit. The FBI even came to speculate that Timimi, a doctoral candidate pursuing cancer gene research, might have been involved in the anthrax attacks.
On a frigid day in February 2003, the FBI searched Timimis brick townhouse on Meadow Field Court, a cul-de-sac near Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax. Among the items they were seeking, according to court testimony: material on weapons of mass destruction.
According to witness testimony in the prosecution of the Virginia Paintball Defendants, after September 11, 2001, Al-Timimi stated that the attacks may not be Islamically permissible, but that they were not a tragedy, because they were brought on by American foreign policy. The FBI first contacted Timimi shortly after 9/11. He met with FBI agents 7 or 8 times in the months leading up to his arrest. Al-Timimi is a US citizen born in Washington DC. His house was searched, his passport taken and his telephone monitored. Ali Al Timimi defended his PhD thesis in computational biology shortly after his indictment for recruiting young men to fight the US.
Some of his communications in 2002 with dissident Saudi sheik Sheik Safar al-Hawali, one of the two fundamentalist sheikhs who were friends and mentors of Bin Laden, were intercepted. The two radical sheiks had been imprisoned from September 1994 to June 1999. Al-Hawalis detention was expressly the subject of Al Qaedas claim of responsibility for Bin Ladens 1996 Declaration of War against the United States and the 1998 embassy bombings.
Upon his indictment, in September 2004, al-Timimi explained he had been offered a plea bargain of 14 years, but he declined. He quoted Sayyid Qutb. He said he remembered reading his books and loving his teaching as a child, and that Qutbs teaching was prevented from signing something that was false by the finger that bears witness. He noted that he and his lawyers asked that authorities hold off the indictment until he had received his PhD, but said that unfortunately they did not wait.
The indictment against the paintball defendants alleged that at an Alexandria, Virginia residence, in the presence of a representative of BIF, the defendants watched videos depicting Mujahadeen engaged in Jihad and discussed a training camp in Bosnia. His defense lawyer says that the FBI searched the townhouse of to connect him to the 9/11 attacks or to schemes to unleash a biological or nuclear attack. Famed head of the former Russian bioweaponeering program Ken Alibek told me that he would occasionally see him in the hallways at George Mason, where they both were in the microbiology department, and was vaguely aware that he was an islamic hardliner.
Very interesting...and frightening..
It appears this guy is just the tip of the Islamist iceberg here in the United States.
Wow, you got a good one here Ern. Bookmarked for a thorough read.
Don’t worry, Pelosi and her Liberal cohorts have tons of white flags to use for surrender to any enemy at any time. Liberals could care less if a few hundred thousand of us are gone before the DC morons surrender.
Good find! The next to last paragraph is very interesting in that it hints at a link between those involved with anthrax and a plan for an attack involving the use of aircraft.
Here's the bad news: six years after 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, our so-called government is allowing more of his kind of ilk into our country every day with hardly a care in the world from the looks of it.
Have a nice day.
And there are many others like this character out their doing their scheming. This guy is supposed to be so smart, so educated, yet he never had the ability to read through what Sayid Qutb’s writings meant in the reality of things. Same goes for UBL. Some label him a Qutbist.
Firing anthrax through a paintball gun would be pretty effective.
Got to Crack the cover before the week is over....
Whadha trying to do... scare me into having a Coors Extra Gold Lager to sooth my nerves...
Maybe it would be better if you opened the cover instead of cracking it. Never know for sure what the hell might start leaking out.
I think so, too...pinging mySELF for later read.
A Coors....when did they start exporting to the other side of the Mississippi?
Let me know how the Miller book is......
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