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Red Lines ^ | June 12, 2011 |

Posted on 06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate."

SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists.

For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources to manage. Having said that, a few topics occur on jihadi forums from time to time that should not be tolerated. One is weapons of mass destruction, by which I mean CBRN not Federal statutory WMD. Another is assassination, specifically discussions whose express purpose is the nomination of candidates for assassination, and the collection and dissemination of information about the proposed targets."

SNIPPET: "In it dozens of individuals are marked for death. Targets include the executives of a number of American defense contractors, some European billionaires, and a reasonable sampling of Jews and other Zionists and/or Neo-Cons, among others. Also targeted is the entire civilian and military leadership of the US Department of Defense, as illustrated by this:

The red line having been crossed, what is to be done?"

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
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1 posted on 06/12/2011 5:21:25 PM PDT by Cindy
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Top Arabic Jihadi forums, 05 June 2011 ^ | June 4, 2011 | n/a
Posted on June 4, 2011 4:30:34 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: “Note: PWP stands for PassWord-Protected, meaning that a login is required to view - let alone participate in - discussions. Since some in the audience don’t understand the significance of this, allow me to spell it out: if only members can read the forum, then anyone observed reading the forum is a member. They have zero deniability (they couldn’t have accidentally “wandered into” the site), and they had to make the effort to join (an expression of intent).

While the goal here is to present a range of sites, the fact is that the jihadis themselves have largely coalesced at Shmukh and Ansar Arabic.”

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2 posted on 06/12/2011 5:24:22 PM PDT by Cindy
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Lol. I’m really, really starting to think Aaron and Jawa are stone stupid. Looking at pwd forums is legally intent? Enjoy your stint in jail, both of you ;).

3 posted on 06/12/2011 5:55:04 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Oorang; Velveeta


4 posted on 06/13/2011 12:41:58 AM PDT by Cindy
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# (June 3, 2011)


“Al-Qaida Issues New Mail Bombing Threat”

IPT News
June 15, 2011

SNIPPET: “The FBI has issued a new warning about an al-Qaida-inspired plot to assassinate key government and private sector individuals with mail bombs.

The plot is only “aspirational,” says a report reviewed by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But FBI officials have expressed concern about the actions of lone wolf attackers already in the United States.

The threats follow a June 3 video featuring American al-Qaida member Adam Gadahn “in which he encourages acts of individual jihad, members of several extremist Web forums posted names of companies and its leaders to target,” the FBI warning said. That video appeared initially on the closed al-Qaida web forum Shumukh al-Islam.

The threat has since gone viral, appearing in major forums like Ansar al-Mujahideen and Somali terrorist site Al-Qimmah.

A translation of the text of the threat by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, taken from the original posting, provides more detail on the planned attacks.

“The Idea – Determine lists of the names of individual actors in the Zionist-Crusader war on our Ummah [nation], from the directors of companies, supporters of the war, and media organizations that support the false propaganda, and the instigating members of Congress,” states Shumukh al-Islam participant Yaman Mukhadab. “[There will be] a focus only on the most hostile countries, America, Britain, and France.”

The list of names includes President Obama, along with key generals, and senior intelligence officials, as well as private counterterrorism experts like IPT Executive Director Steven Emerson, Daniel Pipes, and Yigal Carmon of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Preacher John Hagee is identified for his outspoken support for Israel, and Coca-Cola is called “proud sponsors of the 2003 Iraq invasion.”

The addresses of several branches of the RAND Corp., considered to be the “devil’s workshop” by members of jihadi forum Ansar al-Mujahideen, also are listed. The RAND Corporation regularly figures into Islamist conspiracies about the West’s War on Islam, because of its reports about strengthening moderate forms of Islam. “One should not underestimate the potential negative impact” of RAND’s push for moderate Islam, notes American cleric Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, because the company is “known to have close readership among key American political and military leaders.”

Although threats on prominent Americans may not be new, America’s recent rash of strikes on al-Qaida figures has ratcheted up the terrorists’ need for revenge.

“A previous video from Gadahn in March 2010 similarly called for small attacks in the United States, but failed to have any observable significant resonance within the online extremist community,” the FBI report noted. “However, UBL’s death may be creating a wider or more receptive audience for AQ core propaganda messages and be a catalyst for reactions from individuals inspired by the AQ message.” The recent killings of prominent al-Qaida leader Fazul Abdullah Mohammed and the reported killing of Ilyas Kashmiri have also elicited calls for revenge.

Notably, the post calls for sending “booby-trapped parcels” to the residential addresses of dozens of government officials and private individuals.

Al-Qaida has already recommended the use of mail bombs against American targets in the past. “$4,200” was the title of November 2010 issue of al-Qaida’s Inspire Magazine, highlighting how little it cost for the group to launch major attacks through the mail.”

5 posted on 06/16/2011 12:16:38 AM PDT by Cindy
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Listen Here:


Note: Photos included.


Seeking Information Against International Terrorism

Adam Yahiye Gadahn
Up to $1 Million Reward

Date of Birth : September 1, 1978
Place of Birth : United States
Citizenship : American
Height : 5’11” (180 cm)
Weight : 210 lbs (95 kg)
Hair : Brown
Eyes : Brown/Hazel
Sex : Male
Complexion : Light
Build : Medium

Languages : Arabic, English

Scars and Marks : Gadahn has scars on his chest and right forearm.

Aliases : Azzam al Amriki, Azzam the American, Abu Suhayb al Amriki, Abu Suhail al Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, Yayah
Adam Yahiye Gadahn was indicted in the Central District of California for treason and material support to al-Qa’ida. The charges are related to Gadahn’s alleged involvement in a number of terrorist activities, including providing aid and comfort to al-Qa’ida and services for al-Qa’ida.

Click here to listen to a Public Service Announcement about this terrorist

6 posted on 06/16/2011 12:25:22 AM PDT by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

16 June 2011
Jihadi hit list identifies alleged American asset in Iraq

In post 142 of the hit list discussion at al-Shmukh forum, an individual described as an “apostate” (i.e. he’s Muslim, but working for the Infidels), is identified in order that he may be assassinated. Details about the target include:

• A description of his car
• The approximate time he arrives at base
• Claims that the poster was previously subject of an interrogation which the target participated in
• Suggests the target is a CIA asset (unclear to me, based on machine translation)
• Seems to say that the target became a US citizen, and then came back to Iraq as a contractor
• Recommends a nearby gas station for the mujahideen to wait and watch for the target

Details such as this - assuming they can be corroborated - are the kind of thing that makes this discussion, and our continued tolerance of it, such a problem. User ID 13109 is responsible for posting this information. It is his 26th contribution to a forum discussion, so he’s not entirely new.

Posted on 16 June 2011 @ 23:42

7 posted on 06/16/2011 6:58:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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16 June 2011
“News of aQ hit list discussion goes mainstream”

SNIPPET: “I started reporting on this on 05 June, the day the discussion began. Reported on it through channels, and on Twitter. Ten days later, first DHS, and then the FBI, pushed out reports on the project.

Good thing jihadis are even slower than we are...”


“Possible Al-Qaida Hit List Targets Specific Americans”
By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz | Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 | Updated 11:27 AM EDT


“Al Qaeda-Linked Site Posts ‘Hit List’ of U.S. Targets, Prompting Feds to Send Alert”
By Judson Berger
Published June 16, 2011



12 June 2011
“Red lines”

8 posted on 06/16/2011 7:12:49 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Thanks for the ping.

• Seems to say that the target became a US citizen, and then came back to Iraq as a contractor

This is not uncommon, but when they do this, they are typically not allowed off of the bases unless it is sanctioned and secure travel, such as accompanying the military in a convoy. They cannot commute to and from their family homes in Iraq.

OPSEC rules for US citizen Iraqi contractors are the same as for all of us - precisely to avoid dangerous situations such as the threat the website mentions.

9 posted on 06/16/2011 11:31:32 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra

Thanks Allegra.

I appreciate your feedback.

You take care of yourself.

10 posted on 06/16/2011 11:43:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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Will McCants

Aaron Weisburd @webradius is making a splash this morning on Shmukh. Forum angry abt Fox story on Shmukh hit list that Aaron undercovered

10 hours ago via web

11 posted on 06/17/2011 6:00:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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“A Very Odd Al Qaeda ‘Hit LIst’”
07:49 PM ET186

SNIPPET: “Today, The Atlantic Wire obtained the list of 179 names...”

SNIPPET: “A post first appeared on the password-protected Jihad discussion site Shumukh, Fox News reports, “from someone identified as Al-Assad Al-Thaer urging supporters to compile the list of executives and officials who supported the ‘war on our nation,’ calling them part of the ‘Zionist Crusaders Alliance.’”

SNIPPET: “We reached out to the Middle East Media Research Institute to ask if they had a copy of the list that had prompted the warnings. They provided it to us and MEMRI president Yigal Carmon explained how it was created. On June 6, a jihadist operating under the handle Yaman Mukhadad asked fellow users to contribute names of U.S. targets he would then provide to Al Qaeda leaders. This all took place on the web forum Shumoukh al-Islam. “The web site is accredited by Al Qaeda but the list did not come from Al Qaeda,” Carmon explained. Apparently, users in the forum were so enthusiastic about contributing names, Mukhadad asked them to stop. “He said ‘enough, enough’” explained Carmon. Then, on a second jihadist forum called Ansar al-Mujahideen, another user began soliciting names for a target list. According to Carmon, that was the 40-member list ABC News reported about yesterday. Carmon said the list he provided to The Atlantic Wire is the sum total from both crowdsourcing efforts.”

12 posted on 06/17/2011 6:12:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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“’Send explosive mail to the best target’: Al Qaeda hit list of U.S. officials posted on website”
Last updated at 8:49 AM on 17th June 2011

SNIPPET: “Former New York State Homeland Security Director Michael Balboni said: ‘What’s scary about this is how specific the individual information is. What you don’t know is, when does aspirational become operational in cases like this, involving a possible lone actor here inspired by a website.”

SNIPPET: “Counterterrorism consultant Patrick Poole told the list appears to be an unprecedented attempt to go ‘into the heartland’ and target individuals in America.

He said: ‘I can’t recall anything this specific. I think these guys are serious. The threat could come from anywhere.’

Though the posts reference ‘leaders of Jihad’, Poole said the authors appear to be calling on anyone willing to take up the cause to carry out assassinations - preferably those who are already in the U.S.

He said it appears to be linked to Gadahn’s recent video, in which he called for Muslims in America to individually arm themselves and wage jihad.”

13 posted on 06/18/2011 11:39:11 PM PDT by Cindy
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This is an archived copy:

14 posted on 06/22/2011 1:21:44 AM PDT by Cindy
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(The links is not clickable for the purposes of this post.)

07 July 2011

“al-Shmukh resumes operation”

SNIPPET: “Now on a server in Indonesia and available at:”

SNIPPET: “At least one post at Shmukh...

...links the recent unscheduled downtime to their ‘hit list’ discussion (which is still there).”

15 posted on 07/08/2011 3:46:16 AM PDT by Cindy
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Correcting post no. 15:

The link in the snippet is not clickable...

16 posted on 07/08/2011 1:35:11 PM PDT by Cindy
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El cabecilla islamista de Valencia había propuesto a Al-Qaida matar a Aznar y a Solana

Quería acabar con el expresidente del Gobierno y el exsecretario general de la OTAN como castigo por “los crímenes cometidos contra los musulmanes””

Día 30/03/2012 - 17.31h

SNIPPET: “Mudhar Hussein Almalaki, el cabecilla islamista detenido esta semana por la Guardia Civil en Valencia, había propuesto a Al-Qaida asesinar al expresidente José María Aznar y al exsecretario general de la OTAN Javier Solana como castigo por “los crímenes cometidos contra los musulmanes”.”

SNIPPET: “El pasado 22 de marzo, dentro de las webs y foros yihadistas que controlaba también hizo “exaltación” del Mohamed Merah, el asesino de Toulouse.

Almalaki, según la Guardia Civil, además distribuyó entre más de 70.000 usuarios de la web manuales sobre ataques terroristas y envenenamientos masivos.”


“Spain arrests ‘Al-Qaida’s Librarian’”
(March 27, 2012; Updated March 30, 2012)

SNIPPET quote:

The story identifies MHA as Mudhar Hussein Almalaki, and notes Almalaki’s involvement in the infamous ‘Hit List’ that was developed on the al-Shmukh forum and copied over to the Ansar al-Mujahideen Arabic forum. For background on that see:

Red lines

Jihadi hit list identifies alleged American asset in Iraq

17 posted on 03/31/2012 4:14:44 PM PDT by Cindy
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Spanish Police Arrests an Al Qaeda Suspect
(AP) via FOX ^ | March 27, 2012 | n/a
Posted on March 31, 2012 4:44:57 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: “MADRID – Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of Al Qaeda who was key to the terror group’s Internet propaganda and recruiting operations, officials said.

The suspect arrested in the eastern city of Valencia “administered one of the world’s most important jihadist forums”, dedicated to recruiting and indoctrinating Islamic terrorists, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said.

The name of that forum and the suspect’s name were not given, only his initials, M.H.A. He is Jordanian-born with Saudi citizenship.”

SNIPPET: “The suspect worked at home “8 to 15 hours a day” for al-Qaida and for two offshoots, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the minister said.”

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18 posted on 03/31/2012 5:08:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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