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The "Lone Wolf" Assassin

OBAMACSI.COM: 
The U.S. and Israeli government apparently know the inner workings of the plot to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama because they are all predicting the exact same thing: a "lone wolf" or "lone offender" will attack Obama. A "lone wolf" or a "lone shooter" is much easier to handle publicly, criminally and politically than a grand conspiracy. The propaganda groundwork for the "lone" Obama assassin has been fed to the American public via mainstream and alternative media outlets in an attempt to divert attention from the real terrorist group that will execute Obama: Israeli Mossad. Remember, "Lone Wolf" is the new terror buzzword and it means that every American is now a terror suspect.

1. The "Lone Wolf" Trademarks: In the assassinations of John F. Kennedy (1963), Robert F. Kennedy (1968), John Lennon (1980), Ronald Reagan (1981), and the terror attacks Oklahoma City Bombing* (1995), the Tuscon Massacre (2010), and Norway Terror Attacks (2011), "Lone Wolves" or individuals said by the media and the government to be acting alone, all share three distinct trademarks:

     A. Apprehended within Hours: Alleged suspects were smart enough to hide their secret and murderous plans for 
     months, but stupid enough to stay at the scene or get apprehended by police within hours. 

     B. "Lone Wolf" Never Alone: Alleged suspects were all witnessed by bystanders to be with at least one other 
     unidentified person (likely their handler) which appeared to be accompanying or helping the suspect at the scene of 
     the crime. 

     C. Mentally Unstable: 
Alleged suspects were either under a doctors control at the time of the crime or were severly 
     mentally unstable at the time of their arrest. Many of the suspects did not recall the crimes that they are alleged to 
     have committed. 

     *Although Timothy McVeigh was allegedly working with Terry Nichols, McVeigh shares the "Lone Wolf" Trademarks. 

2. MKULTRA & Mind Control: While there are many forms of Mind Control, the most famous and lethal form known to  date is codenamed MKULTRA (a covert, illegal CIA human experimentation program, run by the CIA's Office of Scientific Intelligence). This official U.S. government program began in the early 1950s, continuing to the present day, and has repeatedly used unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects. Most frightening of all, MKULTRA can program unwitting assassins to kill political enemies and/or act as patsies. The assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and John Lennon both appear to both be MKULTRA hits with many other political assassinations bearing the MKULTRA trademark. 

3. Stochastic Terrorism: Stochastic terrorism is the use of mass communications (radio, tv, and internet) to stir up random lone wolves to carry out violent or terrorist acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable. The biggest stochastic terrorizer aside from the federal U.S. government is Alex Jones of Infowars.com. 

4. The Jewish "Lone Wolf" of Al Qaeda: 
Alleged Al Qaeda mastermind, Adam Gadahn, is not Arab but rather Jewish. Gadahn's grandfather was none other than Carl Pearlman, a prominent urologist and on the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League. Dressed as an Arab, Gadahn repeatedly goes on TV and threatens America with Arab "Lone Wolf" terrorism. 

5. "Lone Wolf" Plots & Patsies: 
The term "Lone Wolf" or "Lone Offender" came from none other than the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in their 2009 memo. Since the memo's release, America and the world have seen "Lone Wolf" attacks increase by 10,000%. Recent "Lone Wolf" attacks indicate that counter-terror officials are steering clear of terror groups and are focusing their "attention" on the "lone" individual. 


1. THE "LONE WOLF" TRADEMARKS

OBAMACSI.COM:
In the assassinations of John F. Kennedy (1963), Robert F. Kennedy (1968), John Lennon (1980), Ronald Reagan (1981), and the terror attacks Oklahoma City Bombing* (1995), the Tuscon Massacre (2010), and Norway Terror Attacks (2011), "Lone Wolves" or individuals said by the media and the government to be acting alone, all share three distinct trademarks: 

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A. Apprehended within Hours:
Alleged suspects were smart enough to hide their secret and murderous plans for months, but stupid enough to stay at the scene or get apprehended by police within hours.

B. "Lone Wolf" Never Alone: Alleged suspects were all witnessed by bystanders to be with at least one other unidentified person (likely their handler) which appeared to be accompanying or helping the suspect at the scene of the crime.

C. Mentally Unstable:
Alleged suspects were either under a doctors control at the time of the crime or were severly mentally unstable at the time of their arrest. Many of the suspects did not recall the crimes that they are alleged to have committed.

*Although Timothy McVeigh was allegedly working with Terry Nichols, McVeigh shares the "Lone Wolf" Trademarks.


2. MKULTRA & MIND CONTROL

OBAMACSI.COM:
There are many forms of Mind Control,but  the most famous and lethal form known to date is codenamed MKULTRA (a covert, illegal CIA human experimentation program, run by the CIA's Office of Scientific Intelligence). This official U.S. government program began in the early 1950s, continuing to the present day, and has repeatedly used unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects. Most frightening of all, MKULTRA can program unwitting assassins to kill political enemies and/or act as patsies. The assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and John Lennon both appear to both be MKULTRA hits with many other political assassinations bearing the MKULTRA trademark.

Title:
Mind Control
Date:
Present
Source: Wikipedia

Abstract: Mind control (also known as brainwashing, coercive persuasion, mind abuse, thought control, or thought reform) refers to a process in which a group or individual "systematically uses unethically manipulative methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator(s), often to the detriment of the person being manipulated".

The term has been applied to any tactic, psychological or otherwise, which can be seen as subverting an individual's sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making. Theories of brainwashing and of mind control were originally developed to explain how totalitarian regimes appeared to succeed in systematically indoctrinating prisoners of war through propaganda and torture techniques.

These theories were later expanded and modified, by psychologists including
Margaret Singer, to explain a wider range of phenomena, especially conversions to new religious movements (NRMs). A third-generation theory proposed by Ben Zablocki focused on the utilization of mind control to retain members of NRMs and cults to convert them to a new religion. The suggestion that NRMs use mind control techniques has resulted in scientific and legal controversy (Wikipedia, 2011).

Title: MKULTRA Program
Date:
1950's to Present
Source:
Wikipedia

Abstract: Project MKULTRA, or MK-ULTRA, was the code name for a covert, illegal CIA human experimentation program, run by the CIA's Office of Scientific Intelligence. This official U.S. government program began in the early 1950s, continuing to the present day, and it used U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects.

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The published evidence indicates that Project MKULTRA involved the use of many methodologies to manipulate individual mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, and verbal and sexual abuse.

Project MKULTRA was first brought to wide public attention in 1975 by the U.S. Congress, through investigations by the Church Committee, and by a presidential commission known as the Rockefeller Commission. Investigative efforts were hampered by the fact that CIA Director Richard Helms ordered all MKULTRA files destroyed in 1973; the Church Committee and Rockefeller Commission investigations relied on the sworn testimony of direct participants and on the relatively small number of documents that survived Helms' destruction order.

In 1977, a FOIA request uncovered a cache of 20,000 documents relating to project MKULTRA, which led to the Senate Hearings of 1977. In recent times most information regarding MKULTRA has been officially declassified.

Although the CIA insists that MKULTRA-type experiments have been abandoned, 14-year CIA veteran Victor Marchetti has stated in various interviews that the CIA routinely conducts disinformation campaigns and that CIA mind control research continued. In a 1977 interview, Marchetti specifically called the CIA claim that MKULTRA was abandoned a "cover story."

On the Senate floor in 1977, Senator Ted Kennedy said:

The Deputy Director of the CIA revealed that over thirty universities and institutions were involved in an "extensive testing and experimentation" program which included covert drug tests on unwitting citizens "at all social levels, high and low, native Americans and foreign." Several of these tests involved the administration of LSD to "unwitting subjects in social situations." At least one death, that of Dr. Olson, resulted from these activities. The Agency itself acknowledged that these tests made little scientific sense. The agents doing the monitoring were not qualified scientific observers.
Lawrence Teeter, attorney for convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan, believed Sirhan was under the influence of hypnosis when he fired his weapon at Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Teeter linked the CIA's MKULTRA program to mind control techniques that he claimed were used to control Sirhan (Wikipedia, 2011).

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Title:
Manchurian Candidate

Date: January 6, 2010
Source: TV.com

Abstract: Jesse Ventura and his team learn about the "Manchurian Candidate" program - the Government's use of ordinary citizens as super soldiers to carry-out Government black ops, like assassinations.

Governor Ventura learns how candidates are chosen, subjected to intense psychological stress and trauma, hypnotized, given microchip implants, and given keywords that when activated instruct them to kill on command without any recollection of the events.

Jesse and the team interview an author and experts on the subject, and Jesse meets a man who claims to be a member of the Manchurian Candidate program (TV.com, 2010).


3. STOCHASTIC TERRORISM

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BAMACSI.COM: The most dangerous of all Stochastic terror propagandizes is Alex Jones of Infowars.com. While many of the things Jones speaks about are indeed true, his continual violent rhetoric and exaggeration of news and information will likely push some people over the edge.

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4. THE JEWISH "LONE WOLF" OF AL QAEDA

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CSI.COM:
Alleged Al Qaeda mastermind, Adam Gadahn, is not Arab but rather Jewish. Gadahn's grandfather was none other than Carl Pearlman, a prominent urologist and on the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League. Dressed as an Arab, Gadahn repeatedly goes on TV and threatens America and the world with Arab terrorism from Al Qaeda. 

Title: Adam Gadahn
Date: 2004 - Present
Source: Wikipedia

Abstract: Adam Yahiye Gadahn. born Adam Pearlman, September 1, 1978) is an American senior operative, cultural interpreter, spokesman and media advisor for the Sunni islamist group Al-Qaeda. Since 2004, he appeared in a number of videos produced by Al-Qaeda as "Azzam the American" ('Azzām al-Amrīki, عزام الأمريكي, sometimes transcribed as Ezzam Al-Amerikee). Gadahn converted to Sunni Islam in 1995, at the age of 17, at a California mosque and is described as a "homegrown", meaning that he has converted to an ideology so firmly that he is now willing to harm his country of origin. He is believed to have inspired the 2007 Osama bin Laden video.

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In 2004, he was added to the FBI Seeking Information – War on Terrorism list. On October 11, 2006 he was removed from that list, and placed on the Bureau of Diplomatic Security Rewards for Justice Program list of wanted criminals. On the same day, Gadahn was indicted based on the testimony of the FBI case agent E.J. Hilbert II, in the Southern Division of the United States District Court for the Central District of California by a federal grand jury for the capital crime of treason for aiding an enemy of the United States (i.e. Al-Qaeda). Gadahn is the first American charged with treason since Tomoya Kawakita in 1952.

Gadahn was born Adam Pearlman, the son of musician Phil Pearlman. Gadahn's Jewish paternal grandfather, Carl Pearlman, was a prominent urologist; and on the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League. According to Gadahn, he was a "zealous supporter" of Israel. Gadahn's paternal grandmother, Agnes Branch, a Christian, was an editor for The Christian Family Chronicles ( genealogical publication for people with the surname "Christian").Gadahn's father, originally Phil Pearlman, grew up in Orange County, California. He was involved in the counterculture movement at the University of California at Irvine, and before Adam's birth became a Christian. Gadahn described his father as having been "raised agnostic or atheist, but he became a believer in One God when he picked up a Bible left on the beach.” His father's religious perspective was flexible and based upon his own spiritual needs and as a new convert to Islam, Gadahn portrayed his father in manner sympathetic to his religion of conversion. Phil and his wife Jennifer changed their name to Gadahn, after the Biblical warrior Gideon (Wikipedia, 2011)

Title: 
American Al Qaeda Member Acknowledges Jewish Ancestry
Date: June 13, 2009
Source: CNN

Abstract: In a new anti-Israel, anti-U.S. video, an American al Qaeda member makes reference to his Jewish ancestry for the first time in an official al Qaeda message.

In the video, Adam Yahiye Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American, discusses his roots as he castigates U.S. policies and deplores Israel's offensive in Gaza that started in late December 2008 and continued into January.

"Let me here tell you something about myself and my biography, in which there is a benefit and a lesson," Gadahn says, as he elicits support from his fellow Muslims for "our weapons, funds and Jihad against the Jews and their allies everywhere."

"Your speaker has Jews in his ancestry, the last of whom was his grandfather," he says.

Growing up in rural California, Gadahn embraced Islam in the mid-1990s, moved to Pakistan and has appeared in al Qaeda videos before.

He was indicted in the United States in 2006 on charges of treason and material support to al Qaeda, according to the FBI. Gadahn is on the FBI's Most Wanted List, with a reward of up to $1 million leading to his capture. FBI records show Gadahn's date of birth as September 1, 1978.

The video -- in which Gadahn speaks Arabic, with English subtitles -- surfaced on Saturday. This account is based on an English transcript provided by As-Sahab Media, the media production company used by al Qaeda.

Gadahn's Jewish ancestry has been reported in the news media. But terrorism analyst Laura Mansfield says it is the first time Gadahn acknowledged his Jewish ancestry in an official al Qaeda message.

Gadahn says his grandfather was a "Zionist" and "a zealous supporter of the usurper entity, and a prominent member of a number of Zionist hate organizations."

"He used to repeat to me what he claimed are the virtues of this entity and encouraged me to visit it, specifically the city of Tel Aviv, where relatives of ours live," says Gadahn, referring to Israel.

He says his grandfather gave him a book by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called "A Place Among the Nations" -- in which the "rabid Zionist" sets out "feeble arguments and unmasked lies to justify the Jews' rape of Muslim Palestine."

But Gadahn says that despite his youth at the time, he didn't heed his grandfather's words.

"How can a person with an ounce of self-respect possibly stand in the ranks of criminals and killers who have no morals, no mercy, no humanity and indeed, no honor?" he says in reference to Zionists and Israel (CNN, 2009).

Title: American Al-Qaeda Spokesman Adam Gadahn Continues Group's Focus On Encouraging Lone Wolf Attacks in West, Calls On Muslims In Detroit, London, And Paris To Carry Out Terror Operations
Date: October 23, 2010
Source: MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute)

Abstract: On October 23, 2010, Al-Qaeda's media production company Al-Sahab posted a video featuring American Al-Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn, aka 'Azzam Al-Amriki. The video came out as response to the March 10, 2010 "Mardin: Abode of Peace" conference in Mardin, Turkey, in which a number of Islamic scholars from various countries convened to denounce violent jihad; this was the same conference that was criticized by the radical Yemeni-American cleric in the second issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's English-language Inspire magazine.

In addition to his comments on the conference, Gadahn devoted much of his talk to calling on Muslims living in the West to carry out attacks in their host countries. This is another in a series of statements from Al-Qaeda leaders aimed at encouraging "lone wolf" attacks.

Gadahn took a number of tacks in criticizing the "Mardin: Abode of Peace" conference, but without going into much detail about the technical jurisprudential arguments. According to him, those types of issues should be dealt with by the religious scholars. Instead, he argued more generally that conferences of this sort only serve the "Zio-Crusaders" and their proxies (i.e. the Western-allied regimes in Muslim countries).

Gadahn also addressed the conference's clear attempt to promote its peaceful message to the West, saying that Muslims should worry more about the image of Islam in the eyes of other Muslims than in the eyes of non-Muslims. In addition, Gadahn confessed that he prefers that Muslims be labeled "terrorists" over their being regarded as "lustful," as he claims Muslims were described by Orientalists in the past.

After presenting his arguments against the Mardin conference, Gadahn called upon Muslims who want to participate in the jihad to go to the hot jihad fronts or to attack "interests" belonging to the "Americans, Zionists, Europeans and their allies" all over the world. He said that those Muslims who have a valid shari'a exemption from taking an active role in the jihad should support their fighting brethren in any way they can. He also stressed the importance of destroying the West's "usurious economy" by adhering to the advice of Muslim economists. He mentioned three important fronts in the jihad – Iraq, Yemen and North Africa – and then added that the fourth "front" is the targeting of interests belonging to the Zio-Crusaders throughout the world. He added that he could not see why there should not be more high profile attacks like the attack on the US consulate in Peshawar or the bombing of the Danish embassy in Islamabad. Likewise, he said that all U.S. bases (e.g. those in the Arabian Peninsula) should suffer attacks similar to the 2009 Fort Hood shooting.

In the most significant portion of the video, Gadahn continued Al-Qaeda's recent emphasis on encouraging Muslims living in the West to plan and carry out jihad attacks of their own. As Gadahn put it, "Don't wait for someone else to do what you can do for yourself, and don't delay until tomorrow what you can do today."

Gadahn added a message specifically addressed "to my Muslim brothers residing in the states of the Zio-Crusader coalition, whether they are from the emigrant communities, like those which live on the margins of society in the miserable suburbs of Paris, London, and Detroit, or are from those arriving in America or Europe to study in its universities or seek their daily bread in the streets of its cities. My brothers: Know that jihad is your duty as well, and that you have an opportunity to strike the leaders of unbelief and retaliate against them on their own soil, as long as there is no covenant between you and them. Here you are in the battlefield, just like heroes before you like Muhammad Atta and his fellow [9/11] pilots, [7/7 London bomber] Muhammad Siddique Khan and his fellow Fedayeen, [Theo Van Gogh's murderer] Muhammad Bouyeri, [Fort Hood shooter] Nidal Malik Hasan, [Christmas Day bomber] Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, [Times Square bomber] Faisal Shahzad, and hundreds of others…" (MEMRI, 2010).

5. "LONE WOLF" PROPAGANDA & PATSIES

OBAMACSI.COM: The term "Lone Wolf" or "Lone Offender" came from none other than the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in their 2009 memo. Since the memo's release, America and the world have seen "Lone Wolf" attacks increase by 10,000%. Recent "Lone Wolf" attacks indicate that counter-terror officials are steering clear of terror groups and are focusing their "attention" on the "lone" individual.

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Title
: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic And Political Climate Fueling Resurgence In Radicalization and Recruitment

Date:
April 7, 2009
Source:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Abstract: (U//FOUO) Lone Wolves and Small Terrorist Cells

(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent rightwing extremist ideology are the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States. Information from law enforcement and nongovernmental organizations indicates lone wolves and small terrorist cells have shown intent—and, in some cases, the capability—to commit violent acts.

(U//LES) DHS/I&A has concluded that white supremacist lone wolves pose the most significant domestic terrorist threat because of their low profile and autonomy—separate from any formalized group—which hampers warning efforts.

(U//FOUO) Similarly, recent state and municipal law enforcement reporting has warned of the dangers of rightwing extremists embracing the tactics of “leaderless resistance” and of lone wolves carrying out acts of violence.

(U//FOUO) Arrests in the past several years of radical militia members in Alabama, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania on firearms, explosives, and other related violations indicates the emergence of small, well-armed extremist groups in some rural areas (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2009).

Title: DHS Ties Arizona Attack To “Lone Wolf” Terrorism
Date:
January 11, 2010
Source:
Infowars

Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI sent a bulletin to local law enforcement after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others were shot in Arizona last week. The bulletin, issued Saturday night, provided information about “lone wolf” attackers, according to Fox News.

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“We have seen an increase in the lone wolf type attacks, which, from a law enforcement and investigation perspective, are the most challenging,” DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said earlier this year.

“Why? Because by definition they’re not conspiring. They’re not using the phones, the computer networks, or any — they’re not talking with others any other way that we might get some inkling about what is being planned.”

The government has characterized Joseph Andrew Stack, John Patrick Bedell, Johnny Lee Wicks, and others as lone wolf attackers. Stack allegedly plowed a small aircraft into an IRS office building in Austin, Texas. Bedell, described as a mentally ill marijuana user, opened fire outside of the Pentagon in March.

Johnny Lee Wicks was killed at federal courthouse in Las Vegas after his Social Security check was reduced. In 2009, a DHS document, “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” was leaked to the media.

“The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks,” the report concludes (emphasis added). Michael Leiter, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, recently told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the prospect of lone wolf attacks keep him awake at night, according to the Chicago Tribune (Infowars, 2011).

Title: 2010 State Of The Union Address: Joint Threat Assessment
Date:
January 25, 2010
Source:
DHS, FBI, US Capitol Police, U.S. Northcom, National Counterterrorism Center, etc.

Abstract:




(DHS, FBI, US Capitol Police, etc., 2010).

Title:
'Lone Offenders' Biggest Threat To Presidential Address, Report Finds
Date: January 27, 2010
Source:
Fox News

Abstract: The joint threat assessment for Wednesday's State of the Union address finds no specific targeting of President Obama or the U.S. Capitol, but says the most likely potential threat comes from "lone offenders."

"Lone offenders pose the greatest potential threat because their operational independence and limited trusted associations make it difficult to detect, monitor, and disrupt their intentions," reads 
the bulletin sent to local, federal and state law enforcement.

Significantly, the assessment gives as two examples of "lone offenders" the Holocaust Museum shooter and Major Nidal Hasan, the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood attack. 

"In November, a U.S. Army officer stationed at Fort Hood Texas allegedly opened fire on individuals at the installation killing 12 and wounding at least 31," the assessment reads.

The assessment does not use the word "terrorism" or "Al Qaeda," in relationship to Hasan, even though a senior administration official has acknowledged that Fort Hood was "an act of terrorism."

Although these attacks were not related to the State of the Union address, potential lone offenders have made numerous threats against the president and other government officials," reads the bulletin.

It adds that no credible information has arisen "of an international terrorist threat to the Capitol or participants present during the State of the Union address" though Al Qaeda remains interested in attacking the United States (Fox News, 2010).

Title:
Obama Will Be Most Threatened U.S. Leader In History
Date: March 29, 2010
Source: Haaretz

Abstract: One does not have to be a security expert to realize that Barack Obama's presidency constitutes an unprecedented challenge to the Secret Service.

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American presidents, a coveted target of various Islamic Jihad networks, have always received the most watertight degree of security the service is able to provide, but it seems even more crucial in light of the American intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Moreover, the United States is highly unpopular in many corners of the world due to its allegedly domineering culture and economy.

Potential threats to the life of American presidents have come from a wide spectrum of circles: Islamic terrorists, fundamentalists, anarchists, and far-leftists; and now, due to Obama's skin color, from the American reactionary far-right as well.

A similar view is held by Mark Potok of Alabama's Southern Poverty Law Center, which, among others, monitors extreme right groups...Even though these attempts were seemingly amateurish, he says, they may point to an emergent trend. The threat from white supremacist hate groups has certainly increased, he says.

Combined with the credit crunch, growing immigration and demographic change, Obama's election may usher a political climate that could produce an assassination attempt. It is most likely, though, to be a lone assassin, he says, rather than an organized network (Haaretz, 2010

Title: Welcome To The Era Of The 'Lone Wolf'
Date:
July 28, 2011
Source:
Fox News

Abstract: Last December, I met with senior Swedish officials, including a cabinet minister, over security concerns related to the safety of the Jewish community. Truth be told, I didn’t make much progress. It was explained to me that authorities have a list of about 800 extremists, roughly divided between Islamist militants and far-right neo-Nazis. Subtext: We have the situation in our country under control. “Was Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly on your list,” I asked.

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The answer was no.

Authorities were apparently clueless about the radicalized Iraqi-born Swedish citizen who blew himself up prematurely in the heart of Stockholm, just yards away from hundreds of Christmas shoppers.

Sweden dodged a bullet that day, but Norway had no such luck.

In the wake of the carnage carried out by Andres Behring Breivik, authorities expressed shock he had escaped their scrutiny, since they had long-since infiltrated extremist groups.

Welcome to the era of the leaderless, "Lone Wolf."

"Lone Wolf," or leaderless resistance, probably traces back to anarchists of the late 19th century but re-emerged a quarter of a century ago in the United States when, in reaction to the government's successful infiltration of violent groups like The Order,  ex-klansman Louis Beam urged like-minded, anti-government extremists to re-form into small, untraceable cells.

That strategy has been deployed across America’s political and social spectrum: from radical environmentalists and animal rights protesters, to extreme anti-abortion activists, to Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh, and neo-Nazi types.

In 1999, one of them, white supremacist Buford O. Furrow, Jr., went on a lone wolf terror rampage in Los Angeles, shooting up a day camp at a Jewish community center and murdering a Filipino-American postal worker.

The ultimate “lone wolf,” of course, was Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Indeed, Andres Beivik ripped off parts of the Unabomber’s writings in his 1,500-page cut-and-paste manifesto.

But there are profound differences between the ultimate loner, Kaczynski, and Breivik. The self-appointed latter day Templar was quite social and gained empowerment and validation from like-minded bigots while evading police scrutiny. How? The Internet.

Intelligence and police agencies in the UK and the U.S. already have their hands full with Al Qaeda's decentralized Internet-based recruitment of individuals or small groups, who act without central direction. Deadly examples include the 7/7 London bombers and Colonel Hassan, the perpetrator of the Fort Hood Massacre.

And now the attacks in Norway.

There is, for now, no neo-Nazi guru of terror equivalent to Sheik al-Awlaki, but there is a significant subculture of hate pre-positioned to validate and inspire bigots like Breivik.

Take, for example, the Swedish Nazi web forum Nordisk (Nordic) that Breivik has been an active member of since 2009. Some members have called for political terrorism and bomb attacks on government buildings.

According to the anti-Nazi group EXPO, the common denominator of the Nordisk Forum online community is a hatred for immigrants and a multicultural Europe.  Discussions went way beyond pseudo-intellectual posturing. “The Turner Diaries,” the book labeled “the terrorist bible” that inspired the Oklahoma City bombing (using a fertilizer-based bomb) was also promoted in the Forum.

And in March 2010, EXPO reported the anonymous posting:

"Cars parked by a large building carrying fertilizer and gasoline can make a nice explosion. The skyscrapers will come down like the twin towers of the World Trade Center. We are not talking about killing people. We hope the buildings will be empty, but if they aren't, that will be unfortunate ... I don't understand why people are not aware that we must wage war. Leading politicians in the government, who live at a remove from the threat that immigrants pose, have decided they can come here to live with us in our society. They are misusing what our ancestors built here. In my opinion, nothing you could do to those creatures would be immoral."

Breivik appears to have used the full spectrum of the Internet. The Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang reports that Breivik has posted at least 75 Islamophobic and racist commentaries on Facebook.

"When will multiculturalism stop being an ideology designed to disintegrate European culture, identity, nation states and traditions?" Breivik demanded.

Authorities are combing through Breivik’s property and belongings to try to ascertain how he learned to build so powerful a bomb. In fact, you don’t have to go far beyond YOUTUBE, which boasts dozens of how-to videos instructing the uninitiated about converting a cellphone into a detonator and other practical tips to blow up a watermelon or your neighbor.

So while bowing our heads in prayer for the innocents and innocence lost in Norway, we all need to come to grips with the growing threat of digitally inspired lone wolves. Hate may be as old as Cain and Abel, but the combination of hate and technology presents a new threat we have yet to fully fathom, let alone thwart (Fox News, 2011)

Title: Security Chief: Norway Attacks Work Of Lone Wolf
Date:
July 28, 2011
Source:
Fox News

Abstract: The man who admitted killing 76 people in a bombing and youth camp massacre last week is a sociopath who acted without accomplices or a network of like-minded right-wing extremists, and kept his plans to himself for more than a decade, Norway's top police official said Thursday.

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Levels of right-wing violence across Europe have been generally low and there are no clear indications of imminent danger from networks of extremists, security officials said.

But they expressed concern that Norway attacker Anders Behring Breivik could inspire imitators among the continent's extremist, anti-immigrant fringe.

Particularly worrying are similar loners who give no clues of their intentions to others before acting, officials said.

European Union counterterrorism officials held a special meeting with Norwegian representatives Thursday dedicated to preventing future extreme-right attacks, saying they would try to share information faster and better understand what triggers the rare radical to turn to violence.

"Clearly, one major risk is that somebody may actually try to mount a similar attack as a copycat attack or as a way of showing support," said Tim Jones, principal adviser to the EU's counterterrorism coordinator.

Police were on high alert across Europe: Finnish officers said they had arrested an 18-year-old man who ordered 22 pounds of fertilizer from Poland to build make explosives. Police said the case appeared to have no connections to the massacre; the national broadcaster YLE cited police as saying the man told them he wanted to make fireworks.

Breivik claims he carried out the July 22 attacks as part of a network of modern-day crusaders plotting a revolution against a multicultural Europe, and that there are other cells ready to strike.

But investigators have found no signs -- before or after the attacks -- of a larger conspiracy, Janne Kristiansen, the director of the Norwegian Police Security Service told The Associated Press.

"It's a unique case. It's a unique person. He is total evil," she said. "On the information we have so far, and I emphasize so far, we have no indication that he was part of a network or had any accomplices, or that there are other cells."

Kristiansen told AP Breivik doesn't appear to have shared his plot with anyone, and lived an outwardly lawful and moderate life before carrying out the attacks with "total precision."

Europol, the European police agency said it had agreed with police chiefs from Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Britain that its operations center in The Hague, Netherlands, would be expanded to include their senior experts.

The agency said that team would "urgently assess the wider implications of the incidents in terms of the threat from right-wing extremism across Europe."

The new network held its first meeting Wednesday, Europol said.

Europol's 2010 report, which covers the calendar year 2009, says there were four failed, foiled or successful right-wing attacks in 2009, all of them in Hungary.

Two security officials said there didn't appear to be any imminent threats associated with Breivik to countries around Europe, but that didn't mean a regional investigation would be ended. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

Experts said Breivek was successful in his attacks partially because he did act alone.

"The Norwegians have his computer," said Bob Ayers, a London-based former U.S. intelligence officer. "If there was significant dialogue, there would have been a footprint. Acting alone gave him the advantage of not being watched by security personnel.

Breivik has admitted that he set off a car bomb in the government district of Oslo, killing at least eight people, then drove several miles (kilometers) northwest of the Norwegian capital to an island where the youth wing of the ruling Labor Party was holding its annual summer camp. He arrived at Utoya island posing as a police officer, then opened fire on scores of unsuspecting youth, executing them one after the other as they tried to flee into the water. Sixty-eight people died, many of them teenagers.

There has been no large-scale violence by the right-wing in Germany in years, but the Office for the Protection of the Constitution said it considered some 9,500 of the far-right in Germany as potentially violent, "with the readiness to use violence to achieve their political goals on the rise," the Office for the Protection of the Constitution said.

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told the Rheinische Post newspaper after the attacks that Germany's intelligence agencies had the far-right groups under "intensive" surveillance, but that they were still a danger.

"Among the right extremists we know of some who could be dangerous, but they're not the problem -- those who we have an eye on -- but rather those who radicalize in secret."

Investigators will interview Breivik again on Friday and will focus on whether there is "any more danger," police attorney Paal-Fredrick Hjort Kraby told reporters (Fox News, 2011).

Title: Obama Frets Over ‘Lone Wolf’ Attack As Sept 11 Looms
Date: August 16, 2011
Source: Raw Story

Abstract: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday played down prospects for a spectacular Al-Qaeda attack 10 years after the September 11th strikes, saying he worried more now about solitary extremists.

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"The most likely scenario that we have to guard against right now ends up being more of a lone wolf operation than a large, well coordinated terrorist attack," he told CNN television during a campaign-style swing through Iowa.

"We still have to stay on top of it, though. We're never letting our guard now, that's part of our job," said Obama, who vowed "heightened" security measures and "extra vigilance" ahead of the grim anniversary.

He had been asked about the prospects of a terrorist attack either to mark 10 years since the strikes on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center or in retaliation for the May raid in which US commandos killed Osama bin Laden.

Obama said US officials were "constantly monitoring potential risks" but said a punishing US campaign had left Al-Qaeda "a much weaker organization with much less capability than they had just two or three years ago."

"The risk is always there, and obviously on a seminal event like the tenth anniversary of 9/11, that makes us more concerned -- it means we've got heightened awareness," he said.

But "the biggest concern we have right now is not the launching of a major terrorist operation -- although that risk is always there."

"The risk that we're especially concerned over right now is the lone wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon being able to carry out wide-scale massacres of the sort we saw in Norway recently," said Obama.

He was referring to Anders Behring Breivik, who shot dead 69 people, many of them teenagers, in a July 22 rampage on the island of Utoeya after killing eight others in a bombing of government offices in Oslo.

"When you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology they can do a lot of damage and it's a lot harder to trace those lone wolf operators," he added (Raw Story, 2011).

Title:
Napolitano: 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists On The Rise, Most Difficult To Intercept
Date:
August 17, 2011
Source:
Fox News

Abstract: "Lone wolf" terror plots are on the rise and are "much more difficult to intercept" than the major coordinated effort that went into the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. 

In a speech at a Chamber of Commerce event, Napolitano said the U.S. has a "layered system of security that would give us multiple ways to deter" an attack like the one a decade ago in which airplanes were weaponized.

"What we see now is smaller plots," she said. "We are also seeing a rise of activities by individuals who are actually in the country, and they are acting by themselves and that kind of attack is the most difficult to prevent because there is nothing to intercept."

Napolitano's comments echoed what President Obama said in an interview Tuesday in discussing the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11. 

The FBI and Homeland Security sent a bulletin late Tuesday to local and state law enforcement agencies and obtained by Fox News that warns of potential lone wolf threats to the U.S., specifically "small arms operations."

The six-page document cites specific examples, including a July incident where a U.S. soldier is accused of plotting to attack Fort Hood with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and guns. And the attack in Norway, where Anders Brevik, described as a right-wing extremist, car-bombed government buildings and opened fire on a camp, killing 69.

A Homeland Security official told Fox News that the bulletin is not driven by new intelligence, but the growing concern about lone wolf operations.

With the nation preparing to observe the 10th anniversary of hijacked airliners crashing in New York and Washington and in the Pennsylvania countryside, Obama said the government is in a state of heightened awareness. 

"The biggest concern we have right now is not the launching of a major terrorist operation, although that risk is always there," the president said. 

"The risk that we're especially concerned over right now is the lone wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon being able to carry out wide-scale massacres of the sort that we saw in Norway recently," he said. "You know, when you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology, they can do a lot of damage, and it's a lot harder to trace those lone wolf operators." 

In Norway, Anders Behring Breivik, 32, was charged with killing 69 people last month at a youth camp. A lawyer for Breivik says his client believes the massacre was necessary to save Norway and Europe from Muslims and punish politicians who have embraced multiculturalism. 

In recent years the U.S. has endured terror-linked attacks that authorities believe were carried out by a single person. In November 2009, 13 people were killed at Fort Hood, Texas, in a shooting that led to charges against an Army psychiatrist who authorities allege had become an Islamic extremist. 

A botched car bomb in New York's Times Square in 2010 and a Dec. 25, 2009, attempt to bring down a U.S.-bound jetliner with a bomb also were tied by authorities to one person in each instance. 

In the CNN interview, Obama said the government continues to monitor and gather information about potential terror plots, even though Al Qaeda's capabilities have been degraded. Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs during a raid in Pakistan last May. 

Asked if Americans do not have to worry about a nuclear or radiological attack or some other "spectacular" event, Obama said: "Look, as president of the United States, I worry about all of it. 

But I think the most likely scenario that we have to guard against right now ends up being more of a lone wolf operation than a large, well-coordinated terrorist attack. We still have to stay on top of it, though, and we're never letting our guard down. That's part of our job" (Fox News, 2011).