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Poor Decisions Haunting In Al-Awlaki Case
Investors.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | DAVID IGNATIUS

Posted on 03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT by Kaslin

Last October, the Yemeni government came to the CIA with a request: Could the agency collect intelligence that might help target the network of a U.S.-born al-Qaida recruiter named Anwar al-Awlaki? What happened next is haunting, in light of subsequent events.

The CIA concluded that it could not assist the Yemenis in locating al-Awlaki for a possible capture operation. The primary reason was that the agency lacked specific evidence that he threatened the lives of Americans — which is the threshold for any capture-or-kill operation against a U.S. citizen. The Yemenis also wanted U.S. Special Forces' help in pursuing al-Awlaki; that, too, was refused.

Even if the CIA had obtained hard evidence in October that al-Awlaki was a threat, and Special Forces had been authorized for a capture operation, permission from the National Security Council would have been needed.

That's because any use of lethal force against a "U.S. person," such as al-Awlaki, requires White House review.

The subsequent chain of events was a chilling demonstration of al-Awlaki's power as an al-Qaida facilitator: On Nov. 5, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas; Hasan had exchanged 18 or more e-mails with al-Awlaki in the months before the shootings, according to the Associated Press.

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1 posted on 03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT by Kaslin
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What's surprising about the al-Awlaki case is just how much information the FBI and CIA already had on him. At least two of the 9/11 hijackers had attended a mosque where he preached in San Diego. His phone number was found in the Hamburg apartment of Ramzi Binalshibh, often described as "the 20th hijacker."

The FBI was interested in al-Awlaki even before 9/11, because of his alleged fundraising for Hamas. So there was U.S. intelligence concern about him as a possible al-Qaida operative dating back nearly a decade.

And they still gave it a pass - unbelievable.

2 posted on 03/26/2010 5:55:11 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Cindy

ping


3 posted on 03/26/2010 5:59:33 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Dinah Lord

Another gwot; another nowot.

Thanks for the ping Dinah.


4 posted on 03/26/2010 6:26:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Another gwot; another nowot.

That sums it all up, Cindy. Disgusting, isn't it? And you're very welcome. Thanks for all your hard work. :^D

5 posted on 03/26/2010 7:18:57 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Dinah Lord

You’re welcome Dinah.


6 posted on 03/26/2010 10:31:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Dinah Lord; Nachum
Anwar sl Awlaki /Aulaqi preached in San Diego where the 2 hijackers attended;

Another figure who was from San Diego was Khaled Elgindy, an Iraqi sympathetic to and in the employ of the regime of Saddam Hussein- who on the day before 911 did some stock selling:

Scott Ritter and his antiwar British inspector counterpart Dennis Halliday seem to have some connection to Khaled Elgindy. Not sure how much but he's a fan of theirs. Khaled Elgindy, a former press sec of Cynthia McKinney D-GA, is the brother of former Bear Sterns stockbroker Anthony Elgindy [aka Amr Ibrahim Elgindy].
Anthony is the guy from San Diego who short sold stocks on the day before 9/11 and who was involved with a pair of corrupt FBI agents [JEFFREY ROYER & LYNN WINGATE] who abused their positions to do insider trading and to manipulate stocks.
He was also involved in importing refugees from the Balkans into the USA.
He started working with those FBI agents when he was caught in some shady deals and he turned into quite the stool pigeon. I'd be curious to know if he ever attended the San Diego mosque of Imam al Awlaki / al Aulaqi.

Khaled worked for the Arab American Institute in DC, and was on the exec board of the American Muslim Council [which made the infamous Hillary donation which was mislabeled as the American Museum Council]. That group was actively courting politicians on both sides of the aisle. Other members of that group include Sami al Arian and Abdulrahman Alamoudi, both convicted.

Khaled was also affiliated with the terror charity Life for Relief and Development and this group paid McDermott's way to Iraq. He is or was an official in former Democrat senator of S Dakota James Abourezk's group ADC.

Both Khaled and Anthony are the sons of a CHICAGO man named Ibrahim Elgindy, who heads a number of islamic orgs in Chicago.

The father is well connected in Chicago and led a protest along with leftists like Ramsey Clark's ANSWER on behalf of the convicted Mohammed Salah of Hamas.

The guy who bribed Ritter and a number of others and who appeared on the al Mada oil voucher list in IRaq is Shakir al Khafagi. Like Khaled Elgindy , he belongs to Life for Relief and Development [formerly the International Relief Assoc.]

Curiously some of these cases ended up in Fitzgerald's baileywick where they seemed to quietly be dealt with or shelved... yes, the same Fitzgerald who went after Scooter Libby in an effort to get Cheney on the Valerie Plame name leak. Now it turns out Valerie Plame's hubby Joe Wilson seems to have a Hillary connection. It just seems interesting that the San Diego not only was home to imam al Awlaki /Aulaqi [who left San Diego before 9/11 and was followed to the east coast by the two hijackers who attended to Malaysia terror summit] ... but was also home to El Ghindy who knew to dump his stocks the day before 9/11... and el Ghindy has a father or brother in Chicago who was connected to the Democratic Party.

7 posted on 10/10/2015 9:35:12 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa; Fedora; Shermy

If this is the same guy...caught up with the 2 crooked FBI guys and selling his stocks on Sept 10, 2001 ... and it looks like the guy:

Khaled Elgindy - American University in Cairo
www.aucegypt.edu/GAPP/.../Pages/contributor.aspx?aid=Khaled Elgindy

Khaled Elgindy. Khaled Elgindy is a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy in Washington, DC. He is a founding board member of ...


8 posted on 10/10/2015 9:42:56 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

.Arab Spring ...

Khaled Elgindy – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/tag/khaled-elgindy

Egyptian soldiers stand in front of posters for hardline Islamists. Khaled Elgindy thinks the Army is the real threat to reform.


9 posted on 10/10/2015 9:46:07 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
Another figure who was from San Diego was Khaled Elgindy, an Iraqi sympathetic to and in the employ of the regime of Saddam Hussein- who on the day before 911 did some stock selling Pardon me, this should read :

Another figure who was stock advisor Egyptian Amir Ibrahim Elgindy [a/k/a Tony Elgindy, a/k/a Anthony Pacific], - who on the day before 911 tried to unload somd $300,000 in stock , telling his trader the market would soon plunge...was caught working with 2 corrupt FBI agents on moneymaking ventures based on insider knowledge of investigations... this ElGindy is brother to Khaled ElGhindi of Chicago, the activist... both are sons of activist Ibrahim Elghindy...

10 posted on 10/10/2015 10:02:57 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
Another figure who was from San Diego was Khaled Elgindy, an Iraqi sympathetic to and in the employ of the regime of Saddam Hussein- who on the day before 911 did some stock selling

Pardon me, that was a mistake and should read :

Another figure who was stock advisor Egyptian Amir Ibrahim Elgindy [a/k/a Tony Elgindy, a/k/a Anthony Pacific], - who on the day before 911 tried to unload somd $300,000 in stock , telling his trader the market would soon plunge...was caught working with 2 corrupt FBI agents on moneymaking ventures based on insider knowledge of investigations... this ElGindy is brother to Khaled ElGhindi of Chicago, the activist... both are sons of activist Ibrahim Elghindy...

11 posted on 10/10/2015 10:03:55 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Nice work connecting dots.


12 posted on 10/11/2015 7:10:26 PM PDT by Fedora
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