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  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • WEHT Martin O'Malley?

    06/21/2015 5:51:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Self | June 21, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, so Martin O'Malley announced he's running for president...and then fell off the radar screen. What happened?
  • A long-shot bid in 2016 may suit Martin O’Malley

    09/16/2014 6:17:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | John Wagner
    Martin O’Malley’s pollster had sobering news. Despite extensive time in the public eye and strong statements on controversial issues, the would-be candidate barely registered in a new survey. The year was 1999, and O’Malley (D), a brash white city councilman in majority-black Baltimore, was contemplating a long-shot bid for mayor. “To a lot of friends, even my closest friends, it seemed like a pretty outlandish idea initially,” he said. He won that election, and the next, and two terms as Maryland governor after that. Now he is contemplating an odyssey with even steeper odds. By late January, when his time...
  • Pelosi Exits Chamber Before Netanyahu

    03/03/2015 9:23:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    National Review.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made her lack of enthusiasm for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech apparent throughout the remarks, applauding half-heartedly and then quickly exiting the chamber after the speech, before Netanyahu did.
  • Anonymous Traces Centcom Hack To Maryland

    01/12/2015 7:05:45 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 46 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Pat Dollard
    A group calling itself the CyberCaliphate claimed responsibility for the hack. A Twitter account from a group identifying itself as Anonymous said Monday it had tracked the source of the hack to Maryland, but that was not confirmed by official sources.
  • Former MTA bus driver charged in mass attack on family

    10/20/2014 11:59:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 10/20/14
    Police: Family of 3 beaten up by several teens after argument with bus driver BALTIMORE —A former Maryland Transit Administration bus driver is facing several charges after a family claimed she got several teens to beat them up after one of the victims got into an argument with her. GIBSON-FISHER FAMILY Gibson-Fisher family Logan Fisher, Kristina Gibson and Christopher Fisher VIEW LARGE Mobile users tap here to watch video Former MTA bus driver Karen Murphy left district court in northwest Baltimore on Thursday after her first court appearance to answer to multiple charges of assault and conspiracy. Court documents said...
  • Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards (Baltimore City)

    04/23/2013 6:37:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/23/2013 | Ian Duncan and Jessica Anderson
    A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual relationships that left four guards pregnant. An indictment unsealed Tuesday names 25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers — who face racketeering, drug and money-laundering charges. It alleges that Tavon White, an inmate known as "Bulldog," took control of the prison gang soon after his arrival in 2009 on an attempted-murder charge. He is accused of building a network of...
  • Feds Deny NYPD Cop Killer Had Ties To Black Guerilla Family Prison Gang

    12/21/2014 10:32:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 20, 2014 | Igor Bobic
    Two New York City police officers were shot dead "execution style" in Brooklyn on Saturday. Not much is known about the gunman, who was identified by officials as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, except that he was a suspected gang member from Baltimore who allegedly posted on social media that he wanted revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men that died at the hands of police. According to the New York Daily News, Brinsley, who was pronounced dead, had ties to the '"Black Guerilla Family" prison gang, which is also known as "Black Family" or the...
  • Gang members threaten to shoot up NYPD station house

    12/24/2014 12:34:57 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014
    <p>The NYPD set up SWAT teams at two Bedford-Stuyvesant police precincts Tuesday night — after a confidential informant told cops about overhearing a gang plot to “shoot it out” at the station houses.</p> <p>Four Emergency Services Unit officers, outfitted with helmets and assault weapons, were stationed at the 79th precinct. Another two were at the 81st.</p>
  • Weeks before assassinations, officers’ killer attended anti-NYPD rally

    12/23/2014 2:02:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | December 22, 2014 | Mary Murphy
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NEW YORK (PIX11) – Investigators found video on a cellphone used by Ismaayil Brinsley, the executioner of two New York City police officers, indicating Brinsley attended an anti-NYPD protest in Union Square Park weeks before he assassinated the officers as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce revealed Monday. This latest detail emerged as the NYPD announced one of the slain officers — 40-year-old Rafael Ramos — would be laid to rest Saturday. “We recovered his cellphone in Baltimore,” Boyce said of Brinsley, at a press conference attended by Mayor Bill de Blasio...
  • The NYPD Cop-Killing: The Chickens Come Home to Roost- Leftist, Islamic bears bitter fruit.

    12/23/2014 5:10:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 23, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Leftist and Islamic supremacist demonization of the police bears bitter fruit. The NYPD Cop-Killing: The Chickens Come Home to RoostPosted By Robert Spencer On December 23, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments When Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley murdered NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as they ate lunch in their patrol car last Saturday, the only people who could possibly have been surprised were those who have not realized how assiduously Leftist and Muslim activists have worked – long before the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — to demonize the NYPD and law enforcement...
  • Cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley had a long criminal record, was violent and suicidal, and frightened hi

    In the latest NY Daily News article (link below) in which a friend of the cop killer Brinsley known as Jay Romero was interviewed, this friend indentifies Brinsley as a Muslim. Some say this is not relevant, that it would be like reporting that liquor store robbery suspect was a Catholic. But I disagree in this case. This guy clearly was part of the entire mindset advocated by the communists left, led by Al Sbarpton rent a mobs, pushed as part of a political agenda by the Democrats in the big lie and narrative that cops are collective racists. We...
  • Arrest In Bombing Plot In County [Muhammed Hussain]

    12/08/2010 8:58:52 AM PST · by mathprof · 57 replies · 1+ views
    wbal ^ | 12/8/10 | staff
    Authorities say a person has been arrested in the Baltimore area for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center. Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore, tells The Associated Press the person will appear in court Wednesday afternoon. An FBI spokesman also confirmed the arrest. They did not provide any more details. An official who was briefed on the arrest told AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information that the person was given a phony bomb and was arrested after trying to detonate it. The official says...
  • Keep your guard up, N.Y. (on Siddiqui captured last month in Afghanistan)

    08/14/2008 3:11:57 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 154+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 14 2008
    For those who thought Osama Bin Laden's coven comprised only homicidal males, we bring you Aafia Siddiqui, captured last month in Afghanistan. In her possession were "documents describing the creation of explosives, chemical weapons and other weapons involving biological material and radiological agents." And, the scariest thing, a list of New York landmarks - Statue of Liberty, Times Square - the subway system and Plum Island, the government research laboratory off Long Island. Siddiqui, a 36-year-old Pakistani and a graduate of MIT, was nabbed lurking around a government compound in Afghanistan. While awaiting questioning, she allegedly grabbed a U.S. Army...
  • Lady Qaeda case chilling view of circus to come

    01/30/2010 3:26:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 666+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 29, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Imagine this nightmare courtroom scenario: Un hinged Jew-bashing, open mockery of American soldiers, juror intimidation and coldly calculated exploitation of US constitutional protections by a suspected al Qaeda defendant. Well, there's no need to wait for the Gitmo terror trial circuses. New York City is already getting a glimpse of the future. Jihadi scientist Aafia Siddiqui is on trial right now in a Manhattan federal court for the attempted murder and assault of US military personnel in Afghanistan's Ghazni province two years ago. She's an accomplished Karachi, Pakistan-born scientist who studied microbiology at MIT and did graduate work in neurology...
  • Lady al Qaida: Guilty on all Counts

    02/04/2010 2:27:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies · 389+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog ^ | February 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm | IPT News
    SNIPPET: "Midway through the trial, two jurors were excused after they told the judge that a man in the visitor's gallery made a hand motion as if he were firing a gun at them and mouthed an obscenity. One of the jurors told the judge he was "really freaked out" by the incident and another said he could not remain impartial "anything anyone makes what I view as a death threat." The guilty verdict on all counts means that at sentencing the judge could order Siddiqui spend the rest of her life in a federal prison."
  • Taliban demand prisoner swap for kidnapped British aid worker

    09/27/2010 2:00:02 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 6 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 27th 2010 | Ben Farmer
    Taliban militants are holding the British woman kidnapped in Afghanistan and want to exchange her for a female Pakistani scientist jailed last week in America, it has been reported. A local Taliban commander named Mohammad Osman said he had kidnapped the woman and her Afghan colleagues in Kunar province on Sunday. He told an Afghan press agency with close ties to the Taliban that he was demanding an exchange for Aafia Siddiqui. Siddiqui, a 38-year-old neuroscientist, was jailed last week by a New York court for 86 years for the attempted murder of US agents and soldiers who were trying...
  • Judge Removes Al Qaeda Suspect From Courtroom After Upheaval (The circus trials continue)

    01/25/2010 12:20:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 1,077+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/2010 | AP
    There's been more upheaval at the Manhattan trial of a U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist linked to Al Qaeda. The judge had Aafia Siddiqui removed from the courtroom Monday after she began ranting about the proceedings. Two jurors were removed shortly afterward for unclear reasons and will be replaced by alternates.
  • Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent

    12/29/2008 5:47:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 517+ views
    US DOJ.GOV ^ | December 29, 2008 | n/a
    December 29, 2008 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2008/December/08-nsd-1151.html Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent Defendant Allegedly Worked for the Government of Iraq and Assisted the Iraqi Intelligence Service WASHINGTON – A criminal complaint was filed today charging Mouyad Mahmoud Darwish, age 47, formerly of Maryland, with conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, specifically, as an agent of Iraq, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Patrick Rowan, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Darwish is a Canadian citizen born in Iraq....
  • Former Democratic Official Denies Writing Suspect E-mail (MD4Bush)

    11/02/2005 11:45:10 AM PST · by nunya bidness · 32 replies · 2,774+ views
    WBAL Radio ^ | 11/02/05 | Scott Wykoff
    Governor Ehrlich's Chief Counsel has sent a letter to the co-chairs of a legislative committee investigating hiring and firing practices of the Ehrlich administration.Included in that letter obtained by WBAL News, Jervis Finney provides the co-chairs with documents he says he uncovered during his investigation into the identity of "MD4Bush".He points to a now-former State Democratic Party official Ryan O'Doherty who he says sent an email to party supporters hours before the Washington Post published it's first story about the rumors about Mayor O'Malley.The following is the text from that e-mail: "There will be a big story in the Post...
  • Friends describe terror suspect as well-known New York musician

    06/01/2005 1:41:18 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 36 replies · 1,033+ views
    NEW YORK - (KRT) - The Bronx martial arts expert arrested in an alleged plot to build a secret al-Qaida training camp is a well-known city jazz musician who has backed greats like Abbey Lincoln and Betty Carter, friends said Tuesday. Tarik Shah, 42, has played bass at local clubs for years, and fellow musicians said they've never heard him espouse an allegiance to Osama bin Laden. "This man talks about music. That's all he talks about," said pianist Donald Smith, 61, who last month played with Shah at St. Nick's Pub in Harlem. "The only thing we know is...
  • (NY) Musician gets 15 years for backing al Qaeda

    11/07/2007 12:00:47 PM PST · by RDTF · 42 replies · 174+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 7, 2007 | not specified
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York jazz musician and martial arts instructor was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for agreeing to help train al Qaeda fighters in hand-to-hand combat. Tarik Shah, 44, a Muslim born and raised in New York, received the maximum sentence in Manhattan federal court under a plea agreement with U.S. prosecutors in which they dropped one of the terrorism charges against him. -snip-
  • Md. Man Charged With Terrorism Conspiracy {Trained in Pakistan }

    08/04/2005 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Qaz_W · 6 replies · 445+ views
    The Jackson Channel ^ | August 4, 2005 | N.A.
    BALTIMORE -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Maryland man with conspiracy to provide information to terrorists. The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of New York said Thursday afternoon that Mahmud Faruq Brent, also known as Mahmud Al Mutazzim, is in federal custody in New York. He was arrested Thursday in Newark, N.J. Brent, of Baltimore, faces charges of conspiring to provide resources to Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been linked to bombings in India, from 2001 through the current year. Federal authorities, along with the Baltimore Joint Terrorism Task Force, searched Brent's northwest Baltimore residence following the arrest. Federal...
  • Feds Hold Terror Suspect In Manhattan

    08/04/2005 7:20:31 PM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 13 replies · 771+ views
    1010 WINS AM ^ | 8/4/05 | 1010 WINS
    A Maryland man was charged with conspiracy to help a terrorist organization after he boasted that he went to Pakistan, attended terrorist training camps and agreed to provide whatever assistance was necessary, prosecutors said Thursday. Mahmud Faruq Brent, of Gwynn Oak, Md., was charged after a New York musician arrested on similar charges in May agreed to meet with him and let the FBI record the encounter, according to a joint release by federal prosecutors, the FBI and New York police. Brent was charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan with conspiracy to provide material...
  • Gov't: Bookseller tried to help terrorists

    02/08/2006 9:41:46 PM PST · by LouAvul · 10 replies · 569+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-8-06
    NEW YORK (AP) - A bookstore owner and a jazz musician agreed soon after the Sept. 11 attacks to try to help terrorists in Afghanistan buy weapons and communications equipment to fight American soldiers, the government charged Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor Hou said Abdulrahman Farhane, 51, and the musician, Tarik Shah, 42, spoke with an FBI informant about the plot in Farhane's bookstore in December 2001 "while the ruins of 9/11 were still smoldering." The prosecutor asked that Farhane be held without bail on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and trying to cover up his...
  • Pakistan officially demands Aafia’s custody from U.S

    08/12/2008 9:38:21 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 243+ views
    geo.tv (Pakistan) ^ | August 13, 2008
    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has officially demanded U.S that Pakistani detainee Dr. Aafia Siddiqui be provided under Pakistan’s custody here on late Tuesday, sources said. Pakistan ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani has forwarded a letter to U.S. State Department demanding sue motto custody of Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan, it added. Letter reveals Pakistan’s demand to U.S. to immediately entrust Dr. Aafia and her three children to Pakistan custody, Pakistan embassy sources said. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui matter has been politicized in Pakistan and the people want her immediate release, it further added.
  • Alleged Mata Hari of Al Qaeda Could Provide 'Treasure Trove' of Intelligence

    08/12/2008 3:37:10 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 65 replies · 491+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8-12-08 | Richard Esposito, Brian Ross
    Aafia Siddique Had a List of Targets in New York & Chem-Bio Weapons Information in her Possession When she was arrested in Afghanistan last month, Aafia Siddique allegedly had in her possession maps of New York, a list of potential targets that included the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the subway system and the animal disease center on Plum Island, detailed chemical, biological and radiological weapon information that has been seen only in a handful of terrorist cases, as well as a thumb drive packed with emails, ABC News has learned. That haul of information has led multiple government sources...
  • FBI concedes Aafia Siddiqui in US custody: lawyer

    08/04/2008 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Dawn ^ | August 4 2008 | By Anwar Iqbal
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3: Five years after her mysterious disappearance in Karachi, the FBI has finally conceded that an MIT-trained Pakistani neuroscientist is alive and is in US custody in Afghanistan. Aafia Siddiqui, 36, disappeared with her three children while visiting her parents’ home in Karachi in March 2003, around the same time the FBI announced that it wanted to question her over her alleged links to Al Qaeda. Her family’s lawyer Elaine Whitfield Sharp said she believed recent media reports about Mrs Siddiqui’s incarceration increased pressure on the US and Pakistani authorities to divulge more information. “I don’t believe that...
  • New Video Due From American Qaida Member

    01/03/2008 1:42:00 PM PST · by txroadkill · 65 replies · 1,056+ views
    AP via Breit Bart ^ | 01/03/08 | Staff
    Al-Qaida announced Thursday that it would soon release a new video message from American-born member Adam Gadahn that would be the first message from the terror group in 2008. "Coming soon by the will of God, an invitation to reflection and repentance," read a banner produced by al-Qaida's media wing, al- Sahab, and displayed on a militant Web site. An image of the bearded Gadahn wearing a red-and-white checkered Arab scarf appears on the banner.
  • Cab Driver Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

    04/02/2007 6:28:46 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 573+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2007 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    A former D.C. cab driver pleaded guilty today to conspiring to support a Pakistani group on the U.S. terrorism list by attending one of its training camps, officials said. Mahmud Faruq Brent, of Gwynn Oak, a Baltimore suburb, was arrested in 2005. He had been scheduled to go on trial on April 24 along with two New Yorkers and a Florida doctor. During a hearing in U.S. federal court in Manhattan, Brent acknowledged that he attended a Lashkar-e-Taiba training camp in 2002, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in New York. The Islamic guerrilla group is fighting...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 Releases Tape Inviting Americans to Convert to Islam (Joined by an American)

    09/02/2006 10:32:58 AM PDT · by Howlin · 373 replies · 11,547+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2006 | AP
    <p>Just breaking..... The American MAY BE the guy we heard of before, Adam something.</p>
  • The IL General Assembly: terrorist aides

    01/01/2004 4:25:35 PM PST · by Kuksool · 10 replies · 1,984+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | December 31, 2003 | JILL STANEK
    Revelations in the Peoria Journal Star earlier this week that the Peoria/Champaign area is one of seven in the United States on a terrorist “circuit” were frightening. “Terrorists enter the United States in San Francisco and Los Angeles, then move to Phoenix, then Denver," reported Phil Luciano of the PJS. "From there some head to Peoria and Champaign. Some terrorists remain in those communities, while others head on to New York City" (emphasis added). Luciano was provided this information by Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy, who received it at a recent FBI conference held in Springfield. Names of larger cities...
  • Pakistani given 30 years in New York al Qaeda case

    07/20/2006 8:00:01 PM PDT · by oxcart · 11 replies · 503+ views
    Al Reuters ^ | 07/20/2006 | By Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani convicted of supporting an al Qaeda plot to blow up U.S. gas stations was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday in a case Washington has called a victory in its war on terror. Uzair Paracha, 26, has said he falsely confessed under the pressure of three days of interrogation by the FBI, but U.S. District Court Judge Sidney Stein said Paracha "knew what he was doing" in lending support to al Qaeda. Paracha remained calm after the sentence was read and waved to relatives as he left the courtroom wearing a blue...
  • 'He was the first and closest target'[Jihad attack in Maryland]

    06/17/2006 5:02:14 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 173 replies · 4,723+ views
    Balto Sun ^ | 17 jun 06 | Nick Shields and Josh Mitchell
    In what police described as a random attack, Paul Schrum, a 62-year-old medical supplies salesman from Pikesville, was shot dead while watching a movie at Loews Valley Center 9 in Owings Mills. About 20 minutes into the film, police said, the gunman stood, told everyone to get on the floor and fired four shots. [snip] The suspect is a 24-year-old man, a 2000 graduate of Mount Hebron High School in Howard County and a 2005 graduate of Loyola College, where he majored in biology. Mujtaba Rabbani Jabbar's family home is a house valued at more than $1 million in one...
  • Prosecutor: Pakistani sought to aid terror (NY trial)

    11/09/2005 7:44:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 399+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/09/05 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - A Pakistani man went on trial Wednesday on charges alleging he agreed to help an al-Qaida operative planning a chemical attack against Americans sneak into the United States. Uzair Paracha, 25, is accused of agreeing to support the plot during meetings with two al-Qaida operatives and his father, a businessman held at Guantanamo Bay. "This trial is about the defendant's role in helping al-Qaida penetrate this country and attack the United States from within its own borders," Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Bruce said in his opening statement. Bruce said Paracha was trying to help Majid Khan, an...
  • Rag trade terror plot: Al Qaeda sought Garment Center tie

    08/22/2003 1:24:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 17 replies · 950+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 22, 2003 | GREG B. SMITH
    A top Al Qaeda operative plotted to smuggle weapons into New York Harbor in the shipping containers of a Garment District firm, the Daily News has learned. Days before he was captured in Pakistan in March, suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed met in Karachi with the owner of a W. 35th St. clothing importing company and his son, law enforcement sources said. Al Qaeda's No. 3 man offered to invest $200,000 in International Management Group in exchange, federal authorities now believe, for access to IMG's Port Newark-bound shipping containers, sources say. Mohammed "is obsessed with attacking the United States,...