Saturday, January 26, 2008

Kurt Nimmo: Panel Prepares to Target Homegrown Terror

Panel Prepares to Target Bogus “Homegrown Terror”
Kurt Nimmo
December 26, 2007

On December 25, Audrey Hudson wrote for the Washington Times:

A commission proposed by key senators would study the emergence of homegrown terrorists and how U.S. citizens become radicalized through ideologies to commit acts of violence.

The National Commission on the Prevention of Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism is the brainchild of Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, the ranking Republican member.

“The homeland security committee’s extensive and ongoing investigation into homegrown terrorism has confirmed to our committee that this is a real and growing threat to our nation’s security,” Miss Collins said.

“The attacks in London and Madrid, as well as the recent thwarted attacks in the U.S., were the work of homegrown terrorists inspired by, but not directly linked, to al Qaeda,” Miss Collins said. “But we do not yet fully understand what inspires someone to become a violent terrorist.

Senator Collins has absolutely no evidence of this and simply regurgitates the now official fairy tale version of events in regard to the attacks in London and Madrid.

In London, the so-called “homegrown terrorist,” Mohammed Siddique Khan, allegedly behind the bombings was in fact working for MI5, as revealed by Charles Shoebridge, a 12-year veteran detective of the London Metropolitan Police. As the UK Independent noted soon after the bombings, the official story makes absolutely no sense. And yet another supposed homegrowner, Haroon Rashid Aswat, was an MI6 intelligence asset protected by British security, according to terror expert John Loftus.

It should serve as a big fat red flag that José Emilio Suárez Trashorras, a Spaniard accused of providing explosives for the Madrid attacks, had in his possession the telephone number of the Head of Tedax, Juan Jesus Sanchez Manzano. Tedax is Spain’s Civil Guard bomb squad, a specialized division of the Spanish police. In addition, the Moroccan Jamal Zougam, said to be the leader of Spain’s al-Qaida cell, was connected to Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and London’s Finsbury Park Mosque. Abu Hamza al-Masri admitted during his trial on terrorism charges that “he had met several times with police officers and members of the MI5 spy service,” according to the Associated Press. As it turns out, al-Muhajiroun, and thus al-Masri, are connected to British, U.S., Pakistani, and German intelligence, and worked for NATO in Kosovo.

But not a word about any of this from the good senator. Instead we get the following: “If we have a better understanding of the origins of violent extremist behavior, we can disrupt terrorist plans.”

If Collins really wants to understand “violent extremist behavior,” she might do a bit of consulting with the CIA, FBI, MI5 and MI6, Israeli, Pakistani and German intelligence.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and others in the intelligence community have warned the committee that homegrown terrorism is a significant threat.

A bipartisan commission would provide “a better understanding of the radicalization process that leads to terrorist attacks, and ways that we can work to help prevent terror attacks before they occur,” Miss Collins said.

The commission would examine how ideology can cause radicalization leading to violence and then report its findings and recommendations to the president and Congress.

In fact, the “significant threat” comes from the above mentioned “intelligence” and “security” organizations, not homegrowners inspired by al-Qaeda, itself a documented intelligence contrivance.

As if to underscore the bogus nature of the homegrown terrorist threat, consider the fact that a jury has acquitted one of the Liberty City 7, Lyglenson Lemorin, and failed to convict the other six.

“The judge declared a mistral on all unresolved charges,” writes Emmanuel Lopez. The “seven men from the critically impoverished South Florida community of Liberty City were never connected to any maps, written plans or weapons that could back these overzealous claims.” In fact, all of this “evidence” was arranged by the FBI and an agent provocateur. “The warehouse where the group allegedly was hatching their plot was paid for and provided by the FBI… It was a government informant who provided the initial suggestion that they join with Al-Qaeda. The informant provided them with a camera and car to photograph buildings in Miami… Two informants, who were paid $130,000 dollars to work on the case, have questionable pasts. One informant, a former snitch for the New York Police Department, promised to work against the Liberty City 7 to overcome charges of beating his girlfriend.”

Obviously, the government should be setting up a national commission to investigate the criminal behavior of the FBI, not illusory homegrown terrorists inspired by a fictional terror organization named after a Mujahideen database.

But never mind. As we know, the real purpose of the National Commission on the Prevention of Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism, hatched by a known AIPAC operative, senator Joe Lieberman, is to investigate political activity frowned upon by the government, for instance the antiwar and patriot movements.

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