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FBI serves terrorism warrants in Minn., Chicago
AP/YahooNews ^ | 9/29/10 | STEVE KARNOWSKI,

Posted on 09/24/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT by Kartographer

The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East.

FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago.

"These were search warrants only," Warfield said. "We're not anticipating any arrests at this time. They're seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the material support of terrorism."

The homes of longtime Minneapolis anti-war activists Mick Kelly, Jess Sundin and Meredith Aby were among those searched, they said. All three were subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury in Chicago: Aby on Oct. 5, Sundin on Oct. 12 and Kelly on Oct. 19.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Illinois; US: Minnesota; War on Terror
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Time to bring back public hangings!
1 posted on 09/24/2010 7:43:26 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Is it just me, or has there been an uptick in terror cell arrests?

One of them is gonna get missed ...

Oh, but 0bummer says we can absorb another attack.

See how well you “absorb” it if it happens to you or one of yours, you jackass.


2 posted on 09/24/2010 7:45:50 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Kartographer

3 posted on 09/24/2010 7:48:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Diogenesis

Agreed.


4 posted on 09/24/2010 7:50:25 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Kartographer

This is good, but for some reason, I find it strange that after all this time they would raid their homes. I feel like I’m missing something or there is more here than meets the eye.


5 posted on 09/24/2010 7:50:36 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: rdl6989; Diogenesis

Preferable with the scaffolding built over a pig sty.


6 posted on 09/24/2010 7:53:39 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Silly me. When I heard a short radio story about this, I figured the perps must have been Somalis. Turns out that old saw about all terrorists being Muslims has to be amended. Don’t forget left wing loon terrorists and Timothy McVeigh. He went to church once as a child, you know.


7 posted on 09/24/2010 7:55:08 PM PDT by Minn
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To: Kartographer

Hmmm...

anti-war groups, columbian, and “middle east” (as in mudslime) terrorists...

Who’d a thunk it?


8 posted on 09/24/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: Minn

Yeah it looks like this time its a bunch of Peace loving bipartisan Kumbaya singing latte drinking socialist Obama voters who just love American! All cut from the same cloth as Bill Ayers,and his cop killing wife Bernardine Dohrn. All with a front row seat in Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s First Church of God D@NM America!


9 posted on 09/24/2010 8:09:17 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks Kartographer.
10 posted on 09/24/2010 8:13:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Kartographer

MN and Chicago. Home of Rep. Ellison and home of Pres. Obama. Hmmm.


11 posted on 09/24/2010 8:15:18 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Kartographer
No pro-lifers, no disgruntled Vets, no Rednecks clinging to Bibles and guns, no anti-illegal immigrant folks, no Tea Partiers upset about the health care bill.

bambi just can't get a break. Or buy an enthusiastic crowd for that matter.

12 posted on 09/24/2010 8:31:45 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Kartographer

I’m hoping that this is because the tide is turning AGAINST the obamaination of America! Let’s keep on prayin’!!


13 posted on 09/24/2010 8:40:52 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: Kartographer

I’m hoping that this is because the tide is turning AGAINST the obamaination of America! Let’s keep on prayin’!!


14 posted on 09/24/2010 8:41:24 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: HollyB

I think the Woodward book and it’s reaction has put these obummer folks on notice that NO we cannot and will not absorb a terror attack.


15 posted on 09/24/2010 8:46:56 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Kartographer

Serve them warrants.

Yeah. That’ll help a lot.

To notify them to run...


16 posted on 09/24/2010 8:58:06 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: HollyB

The colombians raided a FARC camp on the 20th and killed a senior commander and a number of his men. Could be a case of the colombians finding some juicy intel that mentioned the individuals whose houses were raided.


17 posted on 09/24/2010 9:35:37 PM PDT by chemical_boy
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To: Westbrook

Maybe he thinks the oval office could ‘absorb’ an RPG. Since his statement was code for “go ahead”, he might learn that the most irrational people in the world are religious fanatics.


18 posted on 09/24/2010 9:39:49 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: Kartographer
Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East.

Sounds like they are chasing windmills to me. These spoiled and selfish little brats are too cowardly for something like that.

Of course since they were told Arabs wanted to learn how to fly planes but did not care about takeoffs or landings, and they blew it off, I have not put alot of stock in these guys (the FBI).
19 posted on 09/24/2010 9:46:19 PM PDT by microgood
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To: microgood

This looks bad to me. What the hell are they doing? NO ARRESTS? This is rogue.


20 posted on 09/24/2010 9:50:17 PM PDT by Benchim
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To: Benchim; microgood

It’s tough to have much confidence in the FBI but I doubt they’d go anywhere near “social justice activists” aka Friends of Barack without something pretty strong to go on.... if it were mere innuendo any FBI agent would know the leftist blowback will be harsh, so I’ll take a wild guess that they have some kind of significant case building and wanted more??? otherwise it’s just hard to see that they would go near leftist activists in Chi-town and MN.


21 posted on 09/24/2010 10:26:31 PM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Kartographer

The FBI should also be looking to round up about a quarter of a million terrorists in Boston. They’re all in Cambridge going to Harvard and MIT.


22 posted on 09/24/2010 10:48:34 PM PDT by MissyMack66
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To: Kartographer

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you....


23 posted on 09/24/2010 11:39:28 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing democratic about democrats)
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To: Kartographer
Good for the FBI. Between them and the CIA, NSA, DOD, England's Mi6, et al, they are doing their job.

We can argue all day about the upper politics of such organizations, but does any one on this board realized how many hard-working analysts and clandestine operatives in the above orgs have prevented more attacks? I do. We read every day that some Muslim terrorist has been arrested. How do you think that happens?

I say THANK YOU to all those working so hard to protect my family and friends.

24 posted on 09/25/2010 1:20:13 AM PDT by A Navy Vet ( An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: Westbrook

Our enemies watch what our politicians say. It is an invitation to disaster.

Missteps have started wars. See Korea & Kuwait for recent examples.


25 posted on 09/25/2010 2:27:21 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: SunkenCiv

zer0 trying to butch up before the election?

He is death and the leader of the party orchestrating death
for all people and things that are good and right.


26 posted on 09/25/2010 4:04:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: chemical_boy
The colombians raided a FARC camp on the 20th and killed a senior commander and a number of his men. Could be a case of the colombians finding some juicy intel that mentioned the individuals whose houses were raided.

If this is were the intel originated then why the search warrants? The FBI would not announce the warrants they would have tried to get someone on the inside. The only reason to raid is intelligence about a imminent attack or political motivation. We will learn which one it was in the near future.

27 posted on 09/25/2010 4:50:55 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: TheOldLady
Video of Jess Sundin, target of the warrant. She admits going to Iraq during the war to protest against America.

Video Link

Jess Sundin, Anti-War Committee: Speaking at the Protest RNC 2008 Organizers Conference on February 9-10th in St.Paul, MN.
28 posted on 09/25/2010 4:53:19 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: WaterBoard
Photo of Meredith Aby, target of the FBI warrants. She was a past Social Studies / Civics teacher at Bloomington Jefferson High School.



"A raid was also conducted on the home of Meredith Aby, another local antiwar leader who was frequently the spokeswoman for the march on the GOP convention."

"Aby is apparently also quite active in promoting her political beliefs, which lean about as far left as you can get. She is a frequent contributor on Fight Back! News, the media arm of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and has been a speaker at numerous events organized by other overtly socialist groups, including the new incarnation of the SDS (Bill Ayers’ old group)."
29 posted on 09/25/2010 4:58:14 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: WaterBoard
Here are articles by Meredith Aby and Mike Kelly writing about Columbian Unions on a pro-FARC and Socialist website. So, it does look like they were very sympathetic to a terrorist group.

Summer 2004 Colombia's Unions: Under Attack and Fighting Back by Meredith Aby

Summer 2004 Coca-Cola Attempts Union Busting in Colombia by Meredith Aby

Freedom Road Socialist Organization
30 posted on 09/25/2010 5:06:18 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: WaterBoard
Here is Meredith Aby's employers website biography. It will be interesting if the teachers union and school does not suspend her in light of a terrorism investigation.

http://jeff.bloomington.k12.mn.us/teachers/meredith_aby/home%20page
31 posted on 09/25/2010 5:12:40 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: WaterBoard
"But I suspect the type of behavior which got Aby and the others in her group in trouble is stuff like this:

Revolution & Socialism in Latin America

Wednesday, 10/4 @ 7pm @ May Day Bookstore, 301 Cedar Ave – 1 block west of the Carlson School of Mgmt, on the West Bank of the U of M, Mpls Every week in the news the topics of revolution & socialism are raised in discussion of the Caribbean, Central & South America. Come hear from Meredith Aby, Jessica Sundin, & Erika Zurawski, who have recently returned from meeting with revolutionaries in Colombia, Ecuador, & Venezuela, on the prospects for revolutionary socialism in Latin America. www.frso.org

And then there’s this, written by Aby last November:

In August, a delegation of North American students, trade unionists, and anti-war activists traveled to Colombia to meet with leaders in the struggle for peace and justice. In meetings with Colombian campesinos, workers, and students, we discussed the role of the School of the Americas (SOA) in training dozens of Colombian Military officers who ordered the executions of 1300 poor workers and then dressed them in FARC uniforms to claim combat kills against the revolutionaries. The US war in Colombia is a disaster! Our solidarity delegation made plans to build the movement to close the SOA, stop Plan Colombia, and oppose the seven new US Military bases being planned. The panel discussion will lead to organizing against U.S. Military bases and the escalating U.S. intervention in Colombia.

You know if you are a U.S. citizen participating in trips to Latin America where you are actively organize against the U.S. military, I think you should count on getting a little scrutiny from the FBI. And incidentally, it’s probably not very advisable to post about such activity on the internet.

The mainstream left in America has a very important choice to make soon – I’ll have more to say on this later. But if there any readers from the Minneapolis area: were Aby’s political affiliations and activities already known? Has there been any previous effort to have her removed or suspended? While I think it’s generally assumed that a majority of teachers at the high school and college level lean at least a little to the left, this is just ridiculous.

Update: a copy of the subpoena issued to one of those being investigated – Mick Kelly – is available here. Apparently the FBI has targeted the activities and members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization for their support of designated terrorist organizations in Palestine and Latin America (e.g. Hezbollah and FARC). The first amendment does not grant the right of anyone to provide material support to criminal organizations."
32 posted on 09/25/2010 5:16:36 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: Kartographer

The Obama Justice Department must have given an order to: “Arrest some white guys just before the election”. The problem is, the only ones they found were leftists.


33 posted on 09/25/2010 5:16:44 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: WaterBoard

Yes. Out of her own mouth.


34 posted on 09/25/2010 5:25:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Kartographer
Sounds like somebody (or a whole buncha somebodies) at the FBI have had it up to here with the Obama admin's Kumbaya BS regarding terrorists, terrorist sympathizers, etc., and have just fired a shot across the bow of the SS Obama by this raid.

I would say they are "going rogue", but the only thing they are going rogue against is the Obama admin's do-nothing-against-terrorists game plan. They are doing what they were hired and trained to do; find the bad guys and bust up their plots and build criminal cases against them.

Obama is likely displeased with this news.

35 posted on 09/25/2010 5:39:57 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: A Navy Vet

Both of my daughters intend to become a part of two of those groups when they finish their enlistment. And they are both trained already in tracking down the bad guys.


36 posted on 09/25/2010 6:17:09 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: norwaypinesavage
The Obama Justice Department must have given an order to: “Arrest some white guys just before the election”.

Exactly. An election base call-to-arms, making ordinary news too big to ignore, and nonsense to those who don't have the secret details, who are most Americans.

37 posted on 09/25/2010 6:59:36 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: WaterBoard

I’d love to see some extraditions here. The Colmbian government takes aiding and abetting FARC seriously.


38 posted on 09/25/2010 7:01:03 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann)
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To: Westbrook
has there been an uptick in terror cell arrests?

Not sure if the frequency is up, but I do believe that those who would do us harm have little fear of a government led by a part-time muzzie with an Atty General who hates Whitey.

39 posted on 09/25/2010 7:01:44 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Kartographer

Any up dates?


40 posted on 09/25/2010 7:19:06 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

I haven’t found anything.


41 posted on 09/25/2010 7:34:11 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: TheOldLady

” zer0 trying to butch up before the election?

He is death and the leader of the party orchestrating death
for all people and things that are good and right. “

Looking into the eyes of Obama is like looking into the eyes of Mohammed Atta.


42 posted on 09/25/2010 7:38:44 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Looking into the eyes of Obama is like looking into the eyes of Mohammed Atta.

You mean those glowing, red pits with the blackness of Hell behind them? Those eyes? Yes.

43 posted on 09/25/2010 8:13:47 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Carley

>>cannot and will not absorb a terror attack.

The proliferation disease manufactured via the deliberate subversion of our society indicates otherwise.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/Newsroom/docs/FastFacts-MSM-FINAL508COMP.pdf


44 posted on 09/25/2010 8:19:41 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

Obama thinks that because the country rallied to President Bush following the 9/11 attack and the OBL video released shortly before the re-election, that he will benefit from the same scenario.

He could not be more wrong.


45 posted on 09/25/2010 8:27:07 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Won’t it be kinda hard to be “clandestine” with their picture plastered all over the internet?

http://www.keylemon.com/

Hmmm.


46 posted on 09/25/2010 8:27:13 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: bareford101

I gave up on the FBI in 1992 (Ruby Ridge). I’m amazed they’re still working to prevent terrorism. (I guess it depends on the kind they want to “prevent”.)


48 posted on 09/25/2010 8:52:20 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (I don't trust anyone who doesn't like animals.)
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To: Kartographer
The FBI said it searched eight addresses among the staff of the mayors in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday.

This would make more sense and be more welcome with this verbiage.

49 posted on 09/25/2010 9:13:33 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Zombie Hunters: We make dead things deader.)
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To: TheOldLady

Obama has thus far managed not to “blow up” in public. He is consumed with hatred for America.


50 posted on 09/25/2010 9:28:32 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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