Daily Archives: January 27, 2013

Amro Alali,

Dwyer, who began work for the FBI in July 2002, also testified about 29 other emails that Mohamud exchanged with other figures, including a friend identified only as Dawlat.

Alali, who lived in Portland in 2008, is being held in his native Saudi Arabia suspected of his own involvement with al-Qaida.

But Barre followed up by forwarding to the FBI an email link he had received, DeLong said. It concerned a school in Yemen that his son hoped to attend. The correspondence contained the email address truthbespoken@gmail.com, which Mohamud had created in the United Kingdom, DeLong said.
The agent combed through the FBI’s storehouses of electronic data, finding that the address had been tied to the investigation of Samir Khan. He would learn that Mohamud had traded more than 100 emails with Khan beginning in February 2009 and that Mohamud had written articles for Khan under a pen name while a student at Beaverton’s Westview High School.
When DeLong took his findings to a supervisor, the FBI opened an investigation of Mohamud based out of its Portland office. But the case moved to the Eugene satellite office in October 2009 because by then Mohamud was studying at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
Mohamud’s defense team, mounting an entrapment defense, is not disputing the facts of the case.
“He deeply regrets his actions,” they wrote, “and is humiliated and ashamed for what he said and did.”
Mohamud may have “expressed unpopular political ideas and fundamentalist religious beliefs,” but “he was not ready and willing — had not even contemplated — using a weapon of mass destruction in the United States against his fellow citizens,” they wrote.special coverage
But in DeLong’s opinion, relayed in an email to his FBI colleagues, Mohamud’s radicalism had toned down. He was drinking to excess in college, smoking and perhaps selling small quantities of marijuana — way out of bounds for a serious Muslim.
DeLong’s supervisors decided against putting the squeeze on Mohamud. Instead, they wanted agents to assess the young man — then 18 — to find out if he was dangerous. In November 2009, an FBI informant posing as “Bill Smith,” a new Muslim convert living in eastern Idaho, reached out to Mohamud by email.
Amr Solaiman Ali Alali tried to help Mohamud join jihadists in Yemen, the FBI alleges. He went by Amro Alali when he studied biology at Portland State University in 2008. Today he is locked up overseas, presumably in his native country, where it appears he hasn’t been tried for any crime.
Alali’s relationship with Mohamud, which apparently began in Portland, marks a pivotal point in a narrative expected to spill out at Mohamud’s trial in January.

Little is recorded of Alali’s days in Oregon and beyond. What follows is what is known, based on public records, court papers filed by prosecutors and Mohamud’s defense team, interviews with school officials, and recent testimony in Portland’s U.S. District Court. 

Alali, born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, turned up at North Seattle Community College on Sept. 24, 2007, where he worked toward an associate’s degree until the fall quarter ended that December. He moved to Portland and enrolled at PSU for the winter 2008 quarter. The Saudi government paid his tuition. 
It’s unclear when, or where, Mohamud met Alali. But Mohamud’s lawyers suggest in court papers that their client fell under FBI surveillance as early as March 2008, as Alali’s first term ended. 
Alali replied on Dec. 12, 2009, passing Mohamud an email address and a password to make contact with a man identified as “Abdulhadi,” the government alleges. But when Mohamud emailed Abdulhadi, he botched the password. 
Mohamud, now 21, sat through a motion hearing last June as FBI Special Agent Miltiadis Trousas, who headed the undercover operation, testified about Mohamud’s  friend. 



Victor Sharpe: Sunday Times of London’s Libel Against Israel

This is the grotesque, evil and utterly repugnant cartoon, which was posted in The Sunday Times on Holocaust Memorial Day. Instead of condemning Nazi Germany and its European allies and honoring the Jewish victims, the newspaper ran a grotesque libel against the embattled State of Israel.
The horrific terrorism perpetrated against Israeli civilians by the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians is, and has been, effectively resisted by Israel’s use of a separation barrier that has saved thousands of Jewish and non-Jewish lives from Muslim suicide bombers.
This vile cartoon is a moral inversion of the truth and should shame Britain’s Sunday Times, which has sunk to a new level of degradation.
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Video: Gun Grabber Ginny Burdick: Gun Owners Have "Real Rambo Complex"

Burdick Delighted at Story of Man
Rambo Who Accidentally Shot Himself

Gun Grabbing State Senator, Ginny Burdick is back again with another faxed copy of a bill from the Brady organization and Cease Fire to further constrain the constitutional rights of Oregon gun owners. 

From Laughing at Liberals who attended a meeting where the liberal Oregon State Senator opened with,

“Never say anything to anybody that you don’t want to see on the front page of the paper.”

Oh, don’t worry Ginny! 

“There’s a real Rambo complex going on here. You know my favorite one was the guy who after Aurora [Theater massacre] brought his gun to the same theater so he could get the attacker again and he shot himself in the butt—laughs. [Gleefully] And that’s a much more likely scenario instead of heading off an intruder!”


 
Maybe at Ginny’s house it is. Perhaps she’s been living with a lot of Rambos. She claims she comes from a family of gun owners and yet she’s always called for constraints on gun ownership. Was she surrounded by irresponsible gun owners? Does she believe all gun owners are as irresponsible as she portrays–based presumably on the irresponsibility of her own family? 

“I think Sandy Hook was a turning point. We have far more regulations on toy guns in this country than we do on real guns [gasps and ‘really?’ by a couple in audience]. Basically you have a runaway… the way this started you have a fringe element of the gun community… they are really on the fringe. I’m from gun owners (blurble) and gun owners are not like that. I think the others have remained silent.”


“This bill would be a matter of extending [gun registration] all private sales.”

Whereupon she calls for a full gun registration, while laughing at a shooting victim. Watch Laughing at Liberals video if you doubt.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Another Washington State Voter Scandal

Thanks for our friends over at Powerline Blog we get details of a newly arrived Washington State couple, one of whom is a non citizen. Lo and behold, what does she receive in the mail? You guessed it, a voter registration form. But not just any form; it’s a form confirming she’s ALREADY REGISTERED TO VOTE. 

My wife is a Canadian citizen, has her green card, and just received her voter registration card in the mail. Not sure what’s up with that, she did not do anything to actively register to vote. We have no idea how she became a registered voter, unless they’re simply registering all residents here in Washington State automatically.

Go to Powerline Blog to get some of the excellent observations they have over there about why this goes on.

Remember this Seattle Sign?
Does anyone care anymore?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Mohamud Trial Day 9: "Champagne and a Blunt"

Defense attorneys in the terrorism case against Mohamed Osman Mohamud (Mo Mo) spent part of day 9 of the trial going through text messages and emails hoping to show their client was a conflicted young man, torn between his desire to be a devout Muslim and his appetite for “alcohol and women.”

At the same time, defense attorney Stephen Wax tried to minimize connections Mo Mo had with a notorious Al Qaeda bomb maker who was wanted by international police agencies.

In a series of text messages presented to the jury, Mohamud was asked whether:

“You still on da weed.”
“Naw, been off it for awhile.”


 
Staying away from the partying life appeared to be a bit of a struggle for the OSU college freshman as later text messages would show. Right after meeting with FBI officials about the plot Mohamud reached out to several of his close friends at Oregon State University in an effort to find some marijuana and a place to go target shoot.

[paraphrase] ‘Know a place to shoot’ Would you like to know a secret

In another text to a friend Mo Mo said:

‘But I figured out what I was missing all along. Would you like to know the secret. IDK if you’ll like it, though’

Three days later Mo Mo was back into party mode;

“Ay can you get a dub”
“Partying…champagne and blunt”

And then five days later he was proclaiming,

“IDK what’s going on but I’m trying to quit partying.”

Another series of texts showed Mohamud concerned about his friends talking behind his back. A text three days before the planned bombing of 20+thousand Portlanders at Pioneer Courthouse Square said, 

“Hug. Come to the house. We are kick back to some hooka.”

Defense attorneys presented a message Mohamud sent to an email address reflecting the name of a Muslim martyr (Julaybib) seeking reassurance [paraphrase]:

I felt ashamed to ask anyone in person. Because of your writing [I feel I can ask you]. I’m lost here. I need to be in a Muslim land. I have fallen into alcohol and women. Don’t send me links like everyone else. Send me soft words.’

I ran the email address and it corresponds to a Jalayman Jones in the UK. It’s not known if that’s the same person Mo Mo sent the email to, however. 

Prosecutors have another way of describing Mohamud’s behavior. They say Mohamud was masking his terror planning and trying to appear normal to his friends.




Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Video: Gun Grabber Ginny Burdick: Gun Owners Have "Real Rambo Complex"

Burdick Delighted at Story of Man
Rambo Who Accidentally Shot Himself

Gun Grabbing State Senator, Ginny Burdick is back again with another faxed copy of a bill from the Brady organization and Cease Fire to further constrain the constitutional rights of Oregon gun owners. 

From Laughing at Liberals who attended a meeting where the liberal Oregon State Senator opened with,

“Never say anything to anybody that you don’t want to see on the front page of the paper.”

Oh, don’t worry Ginny! 

“There’s a real Rambo complex going on here. You know my favorite one was the guy who after Aurora [Theater massacre] brought his gun to the same theater so he could get the attacker again and he shot himself in the butt—laughs. [Gleefully] And that’s a much more likely scenario instead of heading off an intruder!”


 
Maybe at Ginny’s house it is. Perhaps she’s been living with a lot of Rambos. She claims she comes from a family of gun owners and yet she’s always called for constraints on gun ownership. Was she surrounded by irresponsible gun owners? Does she believe all gun owners are as irresponsible as she portrays–based presumably on the irresponsibility of her own family? 

“I think Sandy Hook was a turning point. We have far more regulations on toy guns in this country than we do on real guns [gasps and ‘really?’ by a couple in audience]. Basically you have a runaway… the way this started you have a fringe element of the gun community… they are really on the fringe. I’m from gun owners (blurble) and gun owners are not like that. I think the others have remained silent.”


“This bill would be a matter of extending [gun registration] all private sales.”

Whereupon she calls for a full gun registration, while laughing at a shooting victim. Watch Laughing at Liberals video if you doubt.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Another Washington State Voter Scandal

Thanks for our friends over at Powerline Blog we get details of a newly arrived Washington State couple, one of whom is a non citizen. Lo and behold, what does she receive in the mail? You guessed it, a voter registration form. But not just any form; it’s a form confirming she’s ALREADY REGISTERED TO VOTE. 

My wife is a Canadian citizen, has her green card, and just received her voter registration card in the mail. Not sure what’s up with that, she did not do anything to actively register to vote. We have no idea how she became a registered voter, unless they’re simply registering all residents here in Washington State automatically.

Go to Powerline Blog to get some of the excellent observations they have over there about why this goes on.

Remember this Seattle Sign?
Does anyone care anymore?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Mohamud Trial Day 9: "Champagne and a Blunt"

Defense attorneys in the terrorism case against Mohamed Osman Mohamud (Mo Mo) spent part of day 9 of the trial going through text messages and emails hoping to show their client was a conflicted young man, torn between his desire to be a devout Muslim and his appetite for “alcohol and women.”

At the same time, defense attorney Stephen Wax tried to minimize connections Mo Mo had with a notorious Al Qaeda bomb maker who was wanted by international police agencies.

In a series of text messages presented to the jury, Mohamud was asked whether:

“You still on da weed.”
“Naw, been off it for awhile.”


 
Staying away from the partying life appeared to be a bit of a struggle for the OSU college freshman as later text messages would show. Right after meeting with FBI officials about the plot Mohamud reached out to several of his close friends at Oregon State University in an effort to find some marijuana and a place to go target shoot.

[paraphrase] ‘Know a place to shoot’ Would you like to know a secret

In another text to a friend Mo Mo said:

‘But I figured out what I was missing all along. Would you like to know the secret. IDK if you’ll like it, though’

Three days later Mo Mo was back into party mode;

“Ay can you get a dub”
“Partying…champagne and blunt”

And then five days later he was proclaiming,

“IDK what’s going on but I’m trying to quit partying.”

Another series of texts showed Mohamud concerned about his friends talking behind his back. A text three days before the planned bombing of 20+thousand Portlanders at Pioneer Courthouse Square said, 

“Hug. Come to the house. We are kick back to some hooka.”

Defense attorneys presented a message Mohamud sent to an email address reflecting the name of a Muslim martyr (Julaybib) seeking reassurance [paraphrase]:

I felt ashamed to ask anyone in person. Because of your writing [I feel I can ask you]. I’m lost here. I need to be in a Muslim land. I have fallen into alcohol and women. Don’t send me links like everyone else. Send me soft words.’

I ran the email address and it corresponds to a Jalayman Jones in the UK. It’s not known if that’s the same person Mo Mo sent the email to, however. 

Prosecutors have another way of describing Mohamud’s behavior. They say Mohamud was masking his terror planning and trying to appear normal to his friends.




Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com