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Loose Network of Extremists [Obiter Dictum – 1]

After reading the interview of FBI Counterterrorism Analyst I was perplexed as to why the Main Stream Media [or Lame Street Media as Styxhexenhammer666 calls it] are concentrating on the Saudis. The fact of the matter is that all the Gulf States are guilty in fanning the flames of terrorism by either employing them, funding them through charity [which I have stopped giving as I have a fear that a number of them are just GoFundMyJihad outlet].

Khobar Towers

… an investigation as heavily compartmentalized as Khobar. Case information was highly restricted, with as few as 20 people initially allowed access. Because the FBI agents on-scene were not allowed to conduct any unilateral interviews or investigations on Saudi soil, [redacted]

The investigation was

  • compartmentalized
  • highly restricted
  • unilateral interviews not allowed

This all points to the investigation was being conducted with bad ground rules.

Khalid Shaikh Muhammad

[redacted] stated that in 1996 KSM was in Doha, Qatar. He had been there since at least 1993, working for the Ministry of Water and Electricity. After the U.S. indicted KSM for his involvement in the Manila Air case, the FBI sent a rendition team to the Gulf. Part of the team advanced to Doha, Qatar in preparation for his capture. The remainder of the team waited in [redacted] with a plane, ready to travel to Qatar and pick up KSM and his captors. After several days the Qatari government informed the U.S . that KSM had been under surveillance and had somehow escaped.

[Redacted] did  not know exactly who funded KSM’s travel while he was working for the Qatar Ministry of Water and Electricity. He speculated that Qatar’s Ministry for Religious Endowment paid KSM to travel around and distribute c.ash to organizations and Islamic charities. [Redacted] did not feel that UBL was the likely source of KSM’s travel monies.

KSM was

  • living in Doha, Qatar from 93-96
  • working for the Ministry of Water and Electricity
  • indicted for Manila Air case
  • under surveillance by the Qatari government and somehow escaped
  • speculated to have been funded by the Qatar’s Ministry for Religious Endowment

Bojinka

[Redacted] did not believe that Bojinka was an Al Qaeda plot. Wali Khan was linked to UBL (they had fought together in Afghanistan), but had never sworn bayat because Khan wanted to remain independent. Khan and KSM were part of a loose network of extremists  who had trained in Al Qaeda camps but were not Al Qaeda operatives. As for Khalifa, there was no evidence he funded or knew of the plot, despite his close association with Wali Khan. Ramzi Yousef was brought in by Wali Khan, and had no prior affiliation with Khalifa or UBL.

…  operatives had little funding because Wali Khan only got bailed out of prison

Many Islamic terrorists are linked to each other but they all have a certain amount of differences amongst each other. Not every one trained in Al Qaeda is an Al Qaeda operative however I would like to add that they share almost 100% of the Militant Islamic Ideology. KSM was a loose extremists who was part of a broader loose extremists, just like the San Barnadino shooters, Rizwan Farook the dickhead and his dumb whore wife Tashfeen Malik. Ramzi Yousef was already an extremists before he was introduced to UBL by Wali Khan. Wali Khan was bailed out of prison which telling of how good the state-run judiciary and police is.

Conclusion

There is more in the report such as the Shia-Sunni conflict was hinted at along with the strange Shia extremists working with Sunni extremists that now hate each other. But at the end the main lesson for me was how ineffective the state run system of security is every where. Besides the Gulf States also fund terrorism through their religious charities.

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Arab Spring

The result of a single man in Tunisia setting himself in fire. This was not the first time such an incident occurred and there were many that followed it but the Tunisian man got the media attention and the whole middle east changed after him.

Moving onto the big picture the result could be broadly put as three main categories

  1. Successful government overthrow (Tunisia, Egypt and Libya)
  2. Failed government overthrow or nit yet successful (Yemen, Bahrain and Syria)
  3. Government reforming and/or preparing for future consequences (Saudia Arabia, Iran, Kuwait and Qatar and few others in the periphery)

Each category with its country is a unique story all due to its unique political and government institutional history.

Tunisia

The government changed and more or less a smooth transition has occurred but they still have a long way ahead of them and judging from how the people have moved I assume that Tunisians are on the road to a stronger democracy and hopefully a free(er) market.(fingers crossed) all that with out any American intervention

Egypt

The government did change but the result was a total swing from a dictatorship that was pro-Israel to a democratic government that is anti-Israel and also against some basic liberty let alone democracy. However Egypt has swung back to autocracy but rest assured it won’t be for long as the people will revolt if the army repeats the mistakes of Mubarak which it is committing as I type.

Libya

Every interventionist’s (sorry) humanitarians wet dream turned nightmare (like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and so many more countries that I could write about however for the military-industrial complex all over the globe this is a wet dream that just turned into an exponential feedback loop)

Bahrain & Yemen

With respect to these countries Saudi Arabia has supplied the Bahrain’s govt with troops while in Yemen’s case they have got their troops ready to defend Saudi Arabia although intervening into the country is quiet

Syria

Assad would have gone out of power and there would have been a similar sort of situation as in Egypt but American intervention turned turned it into a complete mess that has created new monster mutated with new powers at their disposal (Humvees, anti-aircraft missiles and now actual jets) namely the ISIS/ISIL monster

The rest of the middle east governments are now all preparing to “defend” the state (lets be clear the government are only weaponizing their armies and police to torture any real or phony dissent more vigorously then before) Saudi Arabia and Iran are ones with the most active interventionist policy and following it as well.