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Skip to comments.THREAT MATRIX 2010 #3
Posted on 05/02/2010 4:49:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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A top Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for yesterday's failed car bomb attack in New York City.
Qari Hussain Mehsud, the top bomb maker for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, said he takes "fully responsibility for the recent attack in the USA." Qari Hussain made the claim on an audiotape accompanied by images that was released on a YouTube website that calls itself the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel.
The tape has yet to be verified, but US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal believe it is legitimate. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created on April 30. Officials believe it was created to announce the Times Square attack, and Qari Hussains statement was pre-recorded.
All indications are the tape is legitimate. YouTube has pulled the video and shut down the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel since this article was published.
The bomb squad was dispatched to the scene and discovered a crude bomb made of three canisters of propane like those used for barbecue grills, two five-gallon cans of gasoline, consumer-grade fireworks
and two clocks with batteries, The New York Times reported.
David Lee Miller from Fox News reported from the site this morning that the police also removed a metal locker,approximately 2 feet by 4 feet. The police have said nothing about this.
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A few days back, Qari Hussain Ahmed Mehsud entered a new year of his life; as an orthodox Muslim, neither did he cut a cake nor people around him did sing Happy Birthday to You, Happy birthday Qari!, but at least he was aware of it. The birthday of Qari Hussain is not something strange----but at least it would be strange for many that the ruthless commander who has become a symbol of fear amongst the masses and has acquired universal popularity is so young, he is just 22----strange really strange. During a recent conversation with Qari Hussain when this scribe asked him his age he replied, Hakimullah Mehsud (head of Tehrike Taliban Pakistan) is some eight years older than me, I have recently turned 22. My birthday is December 06, 1988. Though the record available with secret agencies says something else, but he himself says that his correct date of birth is this one.
Hussain Ahmed was born in Kotki village in South Waziristan; like other tribesmens children he started studying basic Islamic education in a local mosque. "I received early religious education at a local seminary and for further study I went to Karachi where I received religious education in Jamia Farooqia Karachi, Qari Hussain revealed.
Just like his cousin Hakimullah Mehsud, Qari Hussain from the beginning had ill-feelings towards the Shia sect and liked attacking them. During Baitullah leadership, the two cousins were behind the beheading of a security person with a Sheath background with a teenager boy. The butchered person was a part of sixteen constabulary personnel being made hostages by Taliban----they also released a video of the beheading which was the first incident of its nature. He himself says, I was very young when I joined Lashkar i Jhangvi and actively took part in anti-Shia activities; I also remained for a short time with Ilyas Kashmiri group----later on I focused on jihad in Waziristan.
Until the start of 2007, Qari Hussain was an ordinary Taliban commander but he became a focus of the local and international media, when under the influence of Abu Musa'ab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, and Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah, he started indoctrination and training of suicide bombers in Waziristan. I was influenced by Al-Zarqawi and Dadullah Shaheed and I started training suicide bombers and beheading our enemies, says Qari Hussain.
In May 2007, some of his comrades attacked the home of Pir Amiruddin Shah, then Political Agent of Khyber agency, situated in Tank town; the attack resulted in the killing of some children and guests while the main target was not present on the occasion. Some newspapers reported that the attack was carried out without the consent of Baitullah Mehsud, then TTP head, so everyone was expecting some gory tussles between the two commanders----but this did not happen. In January 2008 Qari Hussain was reported killed after his house was destroyed in Kotki but he appeared before the media----again he was reported killed during an airstrike at Makin Waziristan in June 2009 and once again he emerged. A few days after the Pakistani government announced Rs. 10 million reward for his death or capture; this was later raised to Rs 50 million but the daredevil is still alive and is actively fighting against the security forces.
In October 2009 when Pakistani security forces launched a military operation against the TTP, Qari Hussains suicide bombers devastated the main cities of the country with bombing attacks; he claims to have his bombers all around the country, just waiting for his go-ahead.
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Hussain runs a training camp for suicide bombers in South Waziristan and has been active in violent acts against the Pakistani government. In May 2007 he directed a campaign of attacks in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The attacks included targeted killings of tribal elders and political agents, and attacks on police which resulted in many civilian deaths.
The violent nature of the attacks almost led to a split with Baitullah Mehsud, who at the time was amir of the TTP. On June 1, 2007, Mehsud captured 17 of Hussain’s men and threatened to kill them in retaliation for a particularly brutal attack upon the residence of Pir Amiruddin Shah, the Political Agent of Khyber Agency, which killed guests and family members and had been undertaken without Mehsud’s consent. However, Hussain is still a commander of Taliban forces.
Hussain was reported dead after his home was destroyed in January 2008, but in May 2008 appeared in front of Pakistani media to deny the reports. He was later reported killed in a 23 June 2009 airstrike at Makeen in South Waziristan, but then phoned reporters to prove he was alive. A few days after the airstrike, the Pakistan government announced a 10 million rupee reward for the killing or capture of Hussain, among other Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan commanders. On November 2, 2009 the reward was increased to 50 million rupees ($600,000)
A report by the Press Trust of India cited sources affirming that Hussain was killed on January 14, 2010, in the American drone airstrike in North Waziristan that reportedly killed Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud; however, Hussain apparently spoke with local media by telephone to deny Mehsud’s death. The News International later reported that “top Pakistani and US sources” have confirmed Hussain’s death in the same drone strike against Mehsud. However, he once again appeared in an interview, speaking with Rediff.com in March 2010, and again denying Mehsud’s death.
Hussain claimed responsibility for the 2010 Times Square car bomb attempt in an as of yet unverified audiotape that was posted on the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on the website YouTube.
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Whitewashing Koran-Inspired Murders In Chicago
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I wonder if we will ever know the details?
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Snip: Now it is becoming more apparent the Taliban by themselves are a major threat to our security. Regardless of their links to al-Qaida, Taliban operatives seem determined to kill Americans.
Here we go agaiin:
Hoekstra - Don't jump to conclusions on bomb attempt
Its too early, said U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Holland), the senior Republican on a committee that deals with terrorism and security threats. Dont jump to any conclusions. Because it could be some lone wolf, crazy guy here in the U.S. Or it could be al-Qaida or Taliban.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told ABC's Jake Tapper this morning that authorities had not found any evidence that the bomb scare in New York City on Saturday May 1 was part of a larger plot. "We have no evidence right now that this is anything other than a one off," said Napolitano.
Snip: Taliban blew up two more boys schools in Khar tehsil of Bajaur Agency, increasing the number of schools so far destroyed in the agency to 82. Also in Bajaur, security forces shot and killed a would-be suicide bomber who attempted to blow himself up near vehicles of the forces in Bilalabad area of Khar tehsil. ....
For years it has been a weapon of choice in hot spots across the globe: cars or trucks loaded with explosives, detonated in busy markets, public squares and government buildings.
The would-be bomber who left his smoldering SUV in the heart of Midtown Manhattan used the simplest of ingredients: gasoline cans, propane tanks, the kind of ordinary black powder found in cheap roadside fireworks.
Do we ever? Just another isolated incident. Innocent and pure as the driven snow.
Although, Ray Kelly seems to be getting mighty fed up, (no pun intended,) with the Feds. He backed Homeland Security down last night and told them he had it under control.
I don’t think he trusts them anymore since the Zazi fiasco. If Kelly wouldn’t have pulled the trigger when he did, Lord only knows what would have happened.
Tape is back again. They're also now doing the old fileshare dance, including some threat stuff from Mesuhd which is dated back in april about attacks in the us. Well, not youtube dated but Mesuhd gives a date in april...
So! You are awake! I was wondering if it was on a file share site, but I’ve been busy, doncha know.
Just woke up. Had a window open on the main talib forum thread on this stuff, so was the first thing I saw :). Now I'm gonna make some coffee before my eyes fall out...
WAIT! Is the vid back on YouTube or where is it?
Ah. Got coffee. Look in your email for all the links.
Police investigating an attempted terror attack on Time Square focus on finding a man videotaped shedding his shirt near where the bomb was found.
NYPD Examine Video, Seek Possible Bomb Suspect
May 03, 2010
The surveillance video shows an unidentified white man apparently in his 40s slipping down an alley and taking off a shirt, revealing another underneath. In the same clip, he's seen looking back in the direction of the smoking vehicle and furtively putting the first shirt in a bag, Kelly said.
A monitoring group, IntelCenter, said the Pakistani Taliban released another video, apparently dated early April, of their leader promising an imminent attack on major U.S. cities.
The video is about 9 minutes long and features Hakimullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban chief, according to IntelCenter, a U.S.-based group that monitors militant media. Mehsud does not specifically mention New York but says he is speaking on April 4 of this year and promises, "God willing, very soon in some days or a month's time, the Muslim (community) will see the fruits of most successful attacks of our fedayeen in USA."
Obama, U.S. Gov’t Downplay Jihadist Threat in Failed NYC Bombing
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Obama and his flunkies won’t even call this terrorism.
Islam is wacko and a threat to US ... Link blast coming ...
-— ISLAM WACKO AND THREAT TO US —
Sheriff outside Fort Leonard Wood prepares for possible Muslim extremist attacks on schools
Al-Qaida victims? They’re Muslims
“Indeed, only 15 percent of all victims of al-Qaida attacks from 2004-2008 were Westerners, according to a study conducted by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.”
[I ask WND critics — do they realise how important this one article is?]
Terror-Linked Migrants Crossing Into U.S.
Iranian cleric: Women who wear revealing clothing cause earthquakes...
[All that wild adultery that shakes beds? What a backwards religion.]
Jamaat ul-Fuqra is an Islamic sect that seeks to purify Islam through violence. ... Fuqra members have purchased isolated rural compounds in North America ...
Iran Police Chief: Women With Suntans Will Be Arrested
Pakistani Taliban Claim Credit for Failed NYC Times Square Car Bombing
Islam — a murder cult?
South Park creators are Trey Parker and Matt Stones lives are being threatened
Radical Islamic schools thrive throughout America
Taliban using human shields [hiding behind children and under skirts]
Nigerian Muslim Herders Attack Christians With Machetes; 300 Dead (Warning-Graphic photo)
Absolutely, there will be more attacks in New York
Muslim extremist warns America: Times Square just the beginning
Why not? Obama has encouraged all of our enemies, and alienated all of our allies.
TRICYCLE BOMB Wounds Six in SW Pakistan: Police
[They will stop at NOTHING — tricycles, underwear, breast implants ...]
Ya gotta love those Taliban muzzie jihadists, that have everyone bamboozled.
Your friend may well be on-the-money correct, but on the other hand, we don't have a clue who's been coming across our southern and northern borders who has ill intent for us. The 9/11 group had ties, and the Taliban and Al Qaeda seem to as well. There's so many terrorist groups, but most have a unified goal of retaliation agaiinst the USA.
Rancher Rob Krentz was murdered by the drug cartel on his ranch a month ago, said Senator Allen. The people who live within 60 to 80 miles of the Arizona/Mexico Border have for years been terrorized and have pleaded for help to stop the daily invasion of humans who cross their property. One Rancher testified that 300 to 1200 people a DAY come across his ranch vandalizing his property, stealing his vehicles, cutting down his fences, and leaving trash. In the last two years he has found 17 dead bodies and two Koran bibles.
All muzzie jihadists are a threat, where ever they are.
Well, okay. I can go along with that. I figure though they've got their hands full with our guys romping in their backyards right now so they really aren't free to romp in our backyards anytime soon. So we have to prioritize and kill the ones posing the most immediate threat to the homeland. Including and maybe especially those muzzie jihadists that currently LIVE inside our homeland.
I agree with everything you've written, here.
Especially the last two sentences about the immediate threats to us here at home. I don't differentiate between any of the different sects of muzzie jihadists; they all need to be eradicated!
ALL are excerpts:
THIS is interesting and I haven't seen this reported elsewhere. Might be just me. Has anyone else seen this?
Police and FBI agents are investigating a 911 call placed at 4 a.m. Sunday from a public telephone near Times Square warning of an imminent explosion.
According to a news report, the car bomb in NYC was only a diversion.
The fireworks seem very screwy, Charles Faddis, who headed the CIA Counterterrorism Centers weapons of mass destruction unit when he retired in 2008, said by e-mail.
The only rational reason to use a firework of some kind would be as a fuse. If you have a simple mechanical fuse, why do you have clocks? Either you are confused-inexperienced-crazy, or you are just messing with people for some reason, Faddis added.
Faddis, also author of Willful Neglect, The Dangerous Illusion of Homeland Security, said terrorist groups all around the world have run probing ops in the past. Leave a package outside an embassy and then watch how security deals with it.
Let's hope it is not the latter, because that would imply some very smart boys have something much bigger in mind, he said.
Something much bigger in mind....
First mention of the metal locker which was reported by Fox's David Lee Miller on Sunday morning:
In the rear of the SUV, police found a makeshift bomb made up of three tanks of propane similar to those used in backyard barbecues; two jugs of gasoline; dozens of M-88 firecrackers, which are legal for purchase in some states, and metal gun case holding 100 pounds of fertilizer that police said was incapable of exploding.
They reported the fertilizer, but not the metal locker.
Interesting as well, the keyring left in the ignition contained ten/twelve other keys.
The car was stolen from Connecticut. The plate was from a repair shop in Connecticut.
(Owner of repair shop is cooperating.)
What are the OTHER car keys? Garage mechanic? junkyard?
This looks eerily like a dry run. EVERYTHING about this is just too obvious. ALL for show. Including the fact that the vin number was filed off and blacked out on the vehicle's sticker. A mechanic would know vin numbers are easily located elsewhere on the vehicle.
The gun locker, which weighed about 75 pounds empty and upward of 200 pounds with the eight bags of fertilizer in it, could provide important clues because it was likely to be more easily traced than many of the other items found in the S.U.V.
The weight of the locker and the material inside raised questions as to whether it might have required more than one person to load it into the vehicle.
Identifying the owner of the Pathfinder an important development, according to one official was achieved through the S.U.V.s vehicle identification number, which had been stripped from the cars dashboard but was stamped on other car parts, like the engine block and axle.
The police and F.B.I. officials were also investigating a 911 call placed around 4 a.m. Sunday that described the failed bombing as a diversion before a bigger explosion, two law enforcement officials said, although Mr. Kelly said there was no record of that call.
There is a lot more to this story.
100 pounds in a metal box (the metal box, from the data out there would weigh 400-600 lbs by it self). What - worth mounting an elaborate testing run targeting Times Square - does that remind you of?
Thanks for the update.
Dude, this story is building by the minute! Chatter is off the scales.
Snips: "The notion that we are in imminent danger of confronting a scenario in which hundreds of thousands of people are dying in the streets of New York as a consequence of a biological weapons attack is fanciful," said Michael Moodie, a consultant who served as assistant director for multilateral affairs in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the George H.W. Bush administration.
No terrorist group would be capable of pulling off a massive biological attack, nor would it be deterred by the threat of nuclear retaliation, he added.
Snip: Another U.S. official, recounting a conversation with intelligence officials, said, "Don't be surprised if you find a foreign nexus. . . . They're looking at some tell-tale signs and they're saying it's pointing in that direction."
The book, “The Dangerous Illusion of Homeland Security” by Faddis, mentioned in the earlier article I posted, is now, at this very moment, making its rounds on the Taliban and Al Qaeda websites. They are going to use what this book has claimed to reek havoc on us. Make no mistake. We are being set up.