Skip to comments.5,000 in U.S. suspected of ties to al Qaeda
Posted on 07/10/2002 11:39:34 PM PDT by kattracksEdited on 07/12/2004 3:55:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
U.S. intelligence agencies are watching several groups of Middle Eastern men thought to be part of an infrastructure of as many as 5,000 al Qaeda terrorists and their supporters in the United States, The Washington Times has learned.
Small groups of about a half-dozen men in Seattle, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta are under surveillance by FBI and other intelligence agencies and are thought to be part of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, said intelligence officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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It takes about 20 agents minimum (working in shifts) to watch one guy 24/7, that would mean 100,000 "street agents" alone just to watch all the suspects. There are about 12,000 FBI agents in total for all missions.
IOW, fatalistic Islamicazis who plan to die anyway are basically free to roam and plan and conduct ops just as they were prior to 9-11.
These guys are prepared to get killed (like the LAX shooter), what the heck do they care about the 1% chance the FBI is tailing them? Compared to a planned suicide mass murder, what makes you think they are "scared and lost" by the minimal threat of being watched by a totally undermanned and overwhelmed FBI?
Do you think they worry about deportation or a Gitmo vacation when they are already planning suicide murder?
Probably way too low an estimate. If the government admits to 5000, the real number is probably closer to 100,000. When's the last time anyone's been in a gas station that was NOT operated by middle easterners??
And what should be alarming people is the fact that these sleepers don't even show up on the radar screen.
uh-huh, they're going to carpet the pier...
How do you (or the FBI) tell the "good moderate muslims" from the covert Attas and Hadayefs?
Answer: you can't. You just have to wait for each explosion.
Have you ever heard the story about the two buzzards sitting on the tree limb? One buzzard turns to the other one, and tells him, "patience, hell, I am going to go out and kill something."
I just have this feeling that if those explosions begin, there will be quite a few impatient buzzards in this country. We saw incidents of impatient buzzards after the 9/11 incident.
But honesty is the best policy: if Americans feel that the fedgov is more interested in maintaining a PC fantasy than protecting its citizens, then the citizens will do exactly what they don't want them to do and turn vigilante.
If the govt won't step up and protect the people, the people will do it themselves, and it will get very ugly if muslim terror attacks continue.
Pretending the muslim jihad terror aspect away will only make matters worse.
No, it is difficult to determine because they keep letting more of the b&st*#Rd$ in the country!
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