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Report: Anti-Islam Filmmaker Nakoula a Government Informant
newsmax.com ^

Posted on 09/16/2012 1:55:11 AM PDT by tsowellfan

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s insistence that the U.S. government had "absolutely nothing to do with" the “disgusting and reprehensible” anti-Islam movie that touched off violent demonstrations has been complicated by the revelation that the film’s producer was a government informant...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bankfraud; nakoula; obama; terrorism
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Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitch



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1 posted on 09/16/2012 1:55:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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The Leftwing assault against the 1st Amendment, along with the absolute silence from the ACLU, Hollywood, and Congress is utterly reprehensible!!!

2 posted on 09/16/2012 1:59:03 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: tsowellfan
Hillbilly bin lyin'!

ME protests: the hardline 'tele-Islamist' who brought anti-Islam film to Muslim world's attention

It had actually been online since July, but nobody had paid attention to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed until Mr Abdullah's show broadcast clips from it last weekend, calling for the film-makers to be executed.

That clearly is not an explanation for these warnings then.

Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

Congress was warned about Libya last month

3 posted on 09/16/2012 1:59:07 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: tsowellfan
That Fat Ugly Hog surely knows disgusting.
She sees it every time she looks in the mirror, or looks at the Rapist.
4 posted on 09/16/2012 2:59:12 AM PDT by DeaconRed (If we can't beat ZERO with the worst economy and foreign policy ever then we deserve to loose.)
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To: tsowellfan; All

SEPTEMBER 14—In remarks stressing that the U.S. government had “absolutely nothing to do with” the anti-Islam film that has touched off violence in the Middle East, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday sought to quash Arab concerns that the “disgusting and reprehensible” movie was somehow produced or condoned by American officials.

However, Clinton’s attempt to distance the U.S. from “Innocence of Muslims”—and, by extension, its felonious producer—may be complicated by the revelation that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula became a government informant after his 2009 arrest for bank fraud, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Though many key documents from the U.S. District Court case remain sealed, a June 2010 sentencing transcript provides an account of Nakoula’s cooperation with federal investigators in Los Angeles (and how his prison sentence was reduced as a result).

Nakoula, 55, was arrested in June 2009 for his role in a check-kiting ring that stole nearly $800,000 from six financial institutions by using stolen Social Security numbers and identities. Nakoula was named in a six-count felony indictment accusing him and unnamed “co-schemers” of perpetrating the bank fraud.

Denied bail, Nakoula, a married father of three, was locked up at the Metropolitan Detention Center in L.A. when he began cooperating with Justice Department lawyers and federal agents. During a series of debriefing sessions, Nakoula provided investigators with a detailed account of the fraud operation and fingered the man who allegedly headed the operation, according to comments made by his lawyer at sentencing.

Nakoula identified the ring’s leader as Eiad Salameh, a notorious fraudster who has been tracked for more than a decade by state and federal investigators. In his debriefings, Nakoula said he was recruited as a “runner” by Salameh, who pocketed the majority of money generated by the bank swindles, according to James Henderson, Nakoula’s attorney.

As a result of Nakoula’s cooperation, Henderson told Judge Christina Snyder, “We all know what’s gonna happen. Salameh is gonna get arrested some day and based on the debriefing information turned over, he is gonna enter a guilty plea or if he doesn’t, then Mr. Nakoula is gonna be called on to testify at trial.”

It is unclear whether Salameh, whose whereabouts are unknown, has been charged in connection with the bank fraud. Salameh was named in a 2006 federal criminal complaint charging him with felony fraud. That complaint—filed under one of Salameh’s many aliases—was dismissed last year by federal prosecutors. A court docket shows that no filings were made after the initial complaint, likely indicating that Salameh was never apprehended.

With an Arabic interpreter standing by, Nakoula told Snyder about his decision to inform. He explained, “I decided to cooperate with the government to retrieve some of these mistakes or damage happened. I want to cooperate with the government that they can catch with this other criminals who is their involvement.”

In return for Nakoula’s cooperation, prosecutors provided Snyder with a letter noting that his substantial assistance to authorities warranted a sentence reduction.

Along with citing the government missive—known as a 5K1 letter—Henderson told Snyder that Nakoula’s kin would suffer financially during his imprisonment since he was he family’s sole breadwinner. Henderson also reported that Nakoula suffered from various maladies, including Hepatitis C, a “serious diabetes problem,” and “prostate issues” for which he had undergone surgery. “He is on ten medications at this point,” added Henderson.

Nakoula’s involvement in the fraud, Henderson stated, was caused by his need to support his family, including his elderly father. “At the time he did this, he was out of work in the gas station industry, which is what he’s really familiar in this country,” said Henderson, adding, “and he was working swap meets for a few dollars every weekend trying to support his family.”

Snyder eventually ordered Nakoula to serve 21 months in prison to be followed by six months in a federal halfway house. The sentence was about a year less than the punishment sought in separate submissions by probation officials and federal prosecutors.

Before Snyder announced her sentence, Henderson referred to a character letter written by a friend of Nakoula’s who offered to provide work for the convicted felon. The friend, the lawyer said, reported that he attended church with Nakoula, whom he described as “a God-fearing man.” (8 pages)


5 posted on 09/16/2012 3:08:17 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (".....All 57 states (or is it 58?) must stand together and defeat O'bozo!.....")
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To: tsowellfan

Clinton as SoS should know the movie had nothing to do with this. Does anyone seriously think they have access to youtube like we do?

The arab terrorists were simply staging a terrorist act to celebrate the success of 911 WTC attack ...why make it harder than it is?

Also Clinton’s condemning the movie with harsh rhetoric is akin to a demand for censorship. If the clintonistas’ had their way the free speaking internet would be as bland and as censored as out city newspapers that declined to discuss the uncivilized behavior in our cities because it ‘might’ be inferred as racist.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 3:37:11 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: exPBRrat

Threatened government scapegoat used to start the fires. period! Biden and dead fish emanuel talked freely early on when no one was paying attention this is a generated crisis


7 posted on 09/16/2012 4:07:27 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: tsowellfan

How do you know when a Clinton is lying?

There lips be moving.


8 posted on 09/16/2012 4:33:59 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: tsowellfan; Dog; AliVeritas; penelopesire; holdonnow; kristinn; sf4dubya; onyx; STARWISE

WTH?!?! ping


9 posted on 09/16/2012 4:38:09 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: exPBRrat
Anything the Clintons touch needs to be disinfected with Clorox.

Bill caused the current great depression with his Community Reinvestment Act forcing banks to make loans to the un-credit worthy, and is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attach by not taking Osama bin Laden when offered.

The Clintons are worse than any Biblical plague.

10 posted on 09/16/2012 5:11:52 AM PDT by THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH ("Obama, we are all Osama." This is the chanting of the perpetrators.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Do I smell—October surprise? Maybe this was a DNC plot to keep Obama in office that went bad—real bad. Maybe I need more tin foil—and switch to decaf.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 5:29:26 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
However, Clinton’s attempt to distance the U.S. from “Innocence of Muslims”—and, by extension, its felonious producer—may be complicated by the revelation that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula became a government informant after his 2009 arrest for bank fraud, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Neither one used enough cutouts...

12 posted on 09/16/2012 6:32:13 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: tsowellfan

conspiracy theory bump


13 posted on 09/16/2012 6:36:17 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: DeaconRed
That Fat Ugly Hog surely knows disgusting.

She soaks her head in a big bucket of ugly every night before bed. I guess you'd have to in order to live with the fact that she's carrying obie's bags.

14 posted on 09/16/2012 6:42:25 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: DeaconRed
That Fat Ugly Hog surely knows disgusting.

She soaks her head in a big bucket of ugly every night before bed. I guess you'd have to in order to live with the fact that she's carrying obie's bags.

15 posted on 09/16/2012 6:42:33 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: tsowellfan

Hope someone is getting screen shots...


16 posted on 09/16/2012 7:52:04 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NE1, IA = 272EV)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Do I smell—October surprise? Maybe this was a DNC plot to keep Obama in office that went bad—real bad.

That has been my thoughts on this. Real bad like the economic implosion of 08 they engineered to put Obama in office then.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 8:50:22 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Something I have been using against the libs with great effect is telling them that using personal ridicule means they have lost the debate. do try to steer away from doing that please.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 8:55:23 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: W. W. SMITH

“Maybe this was a DNC plot to keep Obama in office that went bad”

are you sure it “went bad”??

the fat lady has not sung yet,


19 posted on 09/16/2012 9:19:44 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

Now that you have brought it up, yes, it could get worse! Isn’t that a joyful thought!


20 posted on 09/16/2012 10:01:48 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: W. W. SMITH
do try to steer away from doing that please.

No. I absolutely will not refrain from that. In fact, I will double down knowing that you are vexed.

21 posted on 09/16/2012 5:26:38 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: tsowellfan

Someone this bad doesn’t act out of political conviction. We need to find his money men - and they’re probably Arabs. Cripes, Con man, meth dealer, snitch, and he watered down gasoline. Scratch a bit more and we’ll probably find a child molester. I don’t see this as a guy acting out of conviction. He’s an errand boy. There is more to this than meets the eye.

And they let a guy go who was guilty of Three different types of crimes. Sheesh. Another brilliant move by the DOJ. They go after poor cancer victims for using legal pot in CA, but if you commit a string of crimes it’s home, free, home.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 12:31:46 PM PDT by superstitionmountain (Did I mentio that I hate Chris Dodd, a rat among men.)
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