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Posted on 01/02/2003 8:37:13 AM PST by Jean S
Keeping track of terrorists has become a big deal since 9/11. In fact, so many lists of bad guys have sprouted up that even terrorism experts can't keep tabs on them all. Consider: The FBI just issued a new request for info on five Arab looking men but put it on a list different from its Most Wanted Terrorist list. To keep tabs on the bad guys Whispers has drawn up a list of terror links.
The most complete roster is the Treasury Department's SDGTthe Specially Designated Global Terrorist listissued by presidential executive order two weeks after 9/11 and continually updated. This list now includes 220 individuals and organizations whose assets are to be seized, ranging from bin Laden himself to more obscure outfits like the Al-Hamati Sweets Bakeries in Yemen. Check it out at http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/sanctions/
Another addition since 9/11 is the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list, at http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/terrorists/fugitives.htm. On the list are 21 accused terrorists, including much of al Qaeda's top leadership. Only one suspectOsama bin Ladenmakes it onto the Bureau's older, more famous top ten list, at http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/topten/fugitives/fugitives.htm. Then there's the new list of the five guys the FBI is seeking: http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/122002si.htm
The granddaddy of the terror lists is the State Department's Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations, which is updated annually. Here you'll find 35 groups of evil doers, including such lesser-known lights as the Philippine Communist Party and the now-largely extinct Abu Nidal Organization. Find it at http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/2002/12389.htm. If you need more info, State's annual Patterns of Global Terrorism gives a comprehensive overview and chronology of international terrorists, at http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2001.
Then there's the State Department's TELTerrorist Exclusion Listdesigned to keep bad guys out of the country. This directory, apparently derived from the lists above, features 48 groups and is at http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/2002/15222.htm.
If you're keen on doing a little bounty hunting, there are big rewards for tracking down those who threaten our way of life. The State Department is offering up to $25 million for information about key terroristscheck it out at http://www.rewardsforjustice.net. While you're at it, you can test your observation skills and see how good of a witness you might be.
Finally, the Treasury Department is dangling up to $5 million for folks who help "stop the flow of blood money" by informing on terrorist financing. This one's at http://www.ustreas.gov/rewards/
index.html. Happy hunting.
hchutch...here is the info on bounty-hunting!