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FBI Director: Al Qaeda-Linked Somali Group Could Attack U.S.
ABC News ^ | Friday, October 02, 2009 | Catherine Herridge

Posted on 10/02/2009 3:23:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway

For the first time, the FBI director has stated on the record that the Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab is no longer content to strike within the East African nation of Somalia.

They could strike the United States. That grim assessment is the first time the FBI director or any other senior law enforcement or intelligence official has stated on the record that the Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab is no longer content to strike within the East African nation of Somalia.

During a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, FBI Director Robert Mueller was asked if members of al-Shabaab, which translates as "mujahideen youth," would send American recruits back to the U.S. to launch attacks.

"I would think that we have seen some information that the leaders would like to undertake operations outside of Somalia," Mueller told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Mueller said he is "absolutely" concerned that Americans who traveled to Somalia to train as terrorists would have U.S. legal status and would therefore be able to return to the United States and carry out attacks.

A U.S. counterterrorism official told FOX News that al-Shabaab has exploded since 2006, and it is becoming a full-fledged Al Qaeda affiliate, similar to Al Qaeda in Iraq. Initially the group's militias fought against the Somali government and Ethopian forces who are against an Islamic state in East Africa, the official said, but now the group's focus is turning toward the establishment of a "caliphate" or broad Islamic state not limited to Africa.

In fact, in an exclusive briefing on Thursday, a U.S. counterterrorism official told FOX News that al-Shabaab's leadership is bona fide Al Qaeda. In many cases, the operatives who guide the group in East Africa have pledged allegiance to Usama Bin Laden in person, and in some cases the

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1 posted on 10/02/2009 3:23:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The rule should be: You go to Somalia, you go to Pakistan, you can’t ever come back.


2 posted on 10/02/2009 3:25:47 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: nickcarraway

Islamist Jihadists could attack the US. Who knew?


3 posted on 10/02/2009 3:26:20 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: nickcarraway

Our diversity is Al Qaeda’s strength.


4 posted on 10/02/2009 3:26:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: nickcarraway
So, let's import more of these Black, low life SOB's into our country. Because they're Black, they qualify for government assistance that is unavailabe to you or your children although you pay for it.

Ted Kennedy ought to be proud.

5 posted on 10/02/2009 3:27:25 PM PDT by blam
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To: WestCoastGal; Cindy; LucyT; Velveeta; Oorang; Godzilla; milford421; nw_arizona_granny; ...

FYI


6 posted on 10/02/2009 3:32:43 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: nickcarraway

Why am I getting an article about Lady GaGa?


7 posted on 10/02/2009 3:35:09 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: blam
Ted, yes, through this.

But I'm thinking more of Keith Ellison (Diversity Rep-MN) of Minneapolis.

I have read within the past year of Somali jihadists who appear to be linked to St. Cloud, MN, and have gone back to Somalia to die in jihad.

I'd rather that those who go to Somalia to pursue jihad didn't come back to the U.S.

NO Cheers, unfortunately.

8 posted on 10/02/2009 3:36:56 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: nickcarraway

This news item, even if true, is racist.


9 posted on 10/02/2009 3:49:25 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Send Obama and his Czars to Ekaterinburg)
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To: La Lydia
>>>... you go to Pakistan, you can’t ever come back. <<<

Could we make that retroactive ....... at least in Obama's case?

10 posted on 10/02/2009 3:51:34 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: sageb1
"NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pop star Lady Gaga said on Friday she and Kanye West decided jointly to cancel their "Fame Kills" tour, and she will embark on her own headlining concert series soon while West plans to drop out of the spotlight.

"Kanye's going to take some time off."

you didn't really want to read about jihadist's did you?
;^)

11 posted on 10/02/2009 4:05:38 PM PDT by robomatik
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To: nickcarraway

All we need to do is start drafting human shields. Heck, we can pull those out of the 17% of unemployed workers and everybody will be happy.

We only have to be wrong once and with Obama and the dems in power, that isn’t going to take very long.


12 posted on 10/02/2009 4:08:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Thank you RR for the ping.


13 posted on 10/02/2009 4:11:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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14 posted on 10/02/2009 4:13:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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15 posted on 10/02/2009 4:16:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nickcarraway

‘Mueller said he is “absolutely” concerned that Americans who traveled to Somalia to train as terrorists would have U.S. legal status and would therefore be able to return to the United States and carry out attacks. ‘

And our own immigration laws are why...For example, a military commander from Saudi Arabia comes to the United States to attend a military course and brings his wife, who is eight months pregnant. Their baby is born a U.S. citizen, the family travels back to Saudi Arabia, and the child can return anytime during their lifetime with no restrictions. If by chance that child is raised or infested with the radical Islamic beliefs of Osama Bin Laden and his followers, there is nothing we can do about it. That child has the same rights and any other U.S. citizen.

Another example, based on a true story, is that a naturalized Pakistani father living in Georgia takes his two U.S.-born teenage sons to Karachi, Pakistan, drops them in a madrassa (an Islamic learning center) for four years to be indoctrinated in radical extremists beliefs. The two young men return to the United States with an incredible hatred for our country and there is nothing we can do about it.
Is this what was done to Barrry Soetero, a.k.a Barack Hussein Obama? I mean he was allegedly born in Hawaii, taken to Indonesia and schooled there and says the ‘most beautiful sound in the world to him is the Muslim call to prayer at sunset’.

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation, must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Benjamin Franklin


16 posted on 10/02/2009 4:20:31 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: nickcarraway

Nick, the link for your thread goes to a different article:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=8737361

“Lady Gaga Says Her Show Will Go on Without West”
By David J. Prince and Monica Herrera
October 2, 2009


17 posted on 10/02/2009 4:23:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nickcarraway

Catherine Herridge is with FOX News


18 posted on 10/02/2009 4:25:41 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/02/fbi-director-al-qaeda-linked-somali-group-planning-attacks/

“FBI Director: Al Qaeda-Linked Somali Group Could Attack U.S.”

SNIPPET: “For the first time, the FBI director has stated on the record that the Al Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab is no longer content to strike within the East African nation of Somalia.”

By Catherine Herridge
FOXNews.com
Friday, October 02, 2009


19 posted on 10/02/2009 4:25:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: nickcarraway

I have come to the conclusion that this is Obama’s plan.

Think about it:

Can a man who began his career in Bill Ayers’ home— Ayers’ lament was only that he didn’t do enough to bring down American society— really be at all concerned about what terrorists might do to the US?

How could anyone conclude otherwise?

Obama clearly intends to end the US as it exists today.


20 posted on 10/02/2009 4:29:24 PM PDT by IncPen (The Liberal's Reward is Self-Disgust)
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To: blam
"So, let's import more of these Black, low life SOB's into our country. Because they're Black, they qualify for government assistance that is unavailable to you or your children although you pay for it.

Ted Kennedy ought to be proud.

Both the DemonRAT Party and the Republicans have betrayed the interests and future of white Americans to pander for votes. But the Democrats definitely deserve the most blame for the current state of affairs in the US.

21 posted on 10/02/2009 4:30:50 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: nickcarraway

22 posted on 10/02/2009 4:57:31 PM PDT by Gritty (We still don't know who we are, nor the issues, nor the nature of the enemy-Bernard Lewis)
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To: nickcarraway

Your linked is fraked.


23 posted on 10/02/2009 5:11:31 PM PDT by cranked
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To: nickcarraway
"I would think that we have seen some information that the leaders would like to undertake operations outside of Somalia," Mueller told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Heads up and be VERY vigilant Minneapolis.

Take the bus, forgo taking a cab.

24 posted on 10/02/2009 5:41:31 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nickcarraway

Minneapolis needs to worry, and be very vigilant.


25 posted on 10/02/2009 7:05:20 PM PDT by 724th (If the enemy is in range, so are you.)
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To: EGPWS

LMAO, was typing same thing, same time. I live just south of the cities.


26 posted on 10/02/2009 7:06:55 PM PDT by 724th (If the enemy is in range, so are you.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Our diversity is Al Qaeda’s strength."

And if you study Islamic history, diversity is what brought down their greatest empire, Al-Andalus, now known as Spain.

We don't spend any time studying it, but you had better believe the Islamists do.

27 posted on 10/02/2009 7:50:26 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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To: nickcarraway

The whole world knows Obama is weak - that’s a welcome flag to our enemies.


28 posted on 10/02/2009 8:15:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSM BIAS: the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell)
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To: Freddd

It all started when folks started misinterpreting the 14th amendment. Anchor babies who have parents not subject to the jurisdiction of the state in which the baby is born are NOT US citizens.


29 posted on 10/02/2009 8:43:11 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: nickcarraway

Heads up Maine!


30 posted on 10/02/2009 9:31:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix - blog: "More on the announcement of merger of Shabaab and the Ras Kamboni Brigade" by Bill Roggio (February 1, 2010, 7:49 pm)

Link

Link

31 posted on 02/02/2010 2:36:22 AM PST by Cindy
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www.dni.gov/testimonies/20110210_testimony_clapper.pdf

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/02/10/2011-02-10_americas_newest_terrorist_threat_officials_eye_somali_extremist_group_alshabaab.html

America’s newest terrorist threat: Officials eye Somali extremist group Al-Shabaab”

BY JAMES GORDON MEEK
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 12:12 PM

SNIPPET: “WASHINGTON - America’s top counterterror officials for the first time warned Thursday that they expect a Somali extremist group to emerge as a major new threat to the U.S. homeland.

The Al-Shabaab “youth movement” is stocked with dozens of Somali-Americans who have flocked to the lawless Horn of Africa country to fight the weak U.S.-backed transitional federal government.

“We remain vigilant that al-Shabaab may expand its focus from fighting to control Somalia to plotting to attack the (U.S.) homeland,” Director of National Intelligence Lt. Gen. James Clapper told a congressional hearing.

Clapper said al-Shabaab’s “cadre of Westerners includes American converts, some of whom have assumed leadership positions.””


32 posted on 02/10/2011 4:20:18 PM PST by Cindy
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stepping back in time...

www.fbi.gov/news/testimony/eight-years-after-9-11-confronting-the-terrorist-threat-to-the-homeland

Robert S. Mueller, III
Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Washington, DC
September 30, 2009

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stepping back in time...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/02/fbi-director-al-qaeda-linked-somali-group-attack/

“FBI Director: Al Qaeda-Linked Somali Group Could Attack U.S.”
By Catherine Herridge
Published October 02, 2009


33 posted on 02/10/2011 4:31:48 PM PST by Cindy
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