2. Anwar Al-Awlaki: Aside from dining at the Pentagon days after 9/11, Anwar al-Awlaki is alleged to be the Al Qaeda mastermind behind the London Bombing of 7/7, the Fort Hood massacre, the Christmas Day bombing, and the Times Square bombing. There is little doubt that the next "domestic terror attack" will be allegedly masterminded by the new leader of Al Qaeda 2.0, Anwar al-Awlaki.
OBAMACSI.COM: Advertised in the run-up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, car bombs will soon make their way into the American society and America will soon be the new Gaza Strip. Once this happens, checkpoints at every turn will be installed.
Title: 9/11 Car Bomb Threat May Be Tied To Al Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahri
Date: September 9, 2011
Source: Fox News
Abstract: New details are being revealed about a credible, but unconfirmed terror plot on the anniversary of 9/11. A memo from the Department of Homeland Security and FBI reveals that the method of the attack would be a car bomb in either New York or Washington, D.C. Also, new reports are saying that the threat may be linked to Ayman al-Zawahri, who took over as the leader of Al Qaeda after Usama bin Laden’s death.
Catherine Herridge reports that the memo released by the DHS and FBI confirmed that FBI and intelligence community are seeking a handful of potential operatives, possibly American citizens. The memo reads, in part:
“such attacks may involve operatives carrying U.S. documentation. The attacks would be intended to cause panic within the public and disarray among first responders.”
The intelligence is not more specific than to provide the possible timing of the attack this Sunday, the possible location of New York or Washington, D.C., and that the attack would be a car bomb.
The source of this information is a single source who has a track record with the intelligence community.
The bulletin includes specific references to Faisal Shahzad, the American of Pakistani descent who attempted to ignite a car bomb in Times Square in May of last year. While the bomb failed to detonate, it was seen by Al Qaeda as a somewhat successful attack because they were able to get an American citizen to train in Pakistan (Fox News, 2011).Title: ATF: Car Bomb Behind Michigan Blast That Injured Father, 2 Kids
Date: September 21, 2011
Source: Fox News
Abstract: A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says a car bomb caused a blast in Michigan that seriously injured a man and his two sons.
Donald Dawkins said Wednesday that investigators were poring over the vehicle for clues who might have planted the device that detonated Tuesday on a street in Monroe.
Authorities have not publicly identified the victims, but Dawkins says they are a father and his two sons. He says agents have spoken with the father. All three victims are listed in serious condition at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Monroe is about 35 miles southwest of Detroit and 20 miles north of Toledo.
Emergency responders rushed to the site of the Tuesday evening explosion near a highway underpass in Monroe, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit, the Monroe Police Department said in a statement. The vehicle's three occupants were taken to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, about 20 miles south of Monroe, and they were listed in critical condition.
Television news footage showed that the vehicle had been turned into a charred shell. There didn't appear to be homes or businesses in the area along a tree-lined street where the car burned.
A man and two children were injured, Lt. Gary Werner said in an email. Police did not publicly identify the victims or say who owns the vehicle.
The investigation was in the "very early stages," police said in the statement, and additional information would be released by the department when it is available. A news conference was planned for later Wednesday, Werner said.
Monroe is a city of more than 20,000 that is one of Michigan's oldest communities. It has a historic downtown and is home to furniture maker La-Z-Boy Inc.
An FBI spokeswoman in Detroit on Wednesday referred questions to local police and the ATF. State police and ATF investigators were assisting in the investigation, Monroe police said.
State police referred questions to the local police department, and the ATF didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment left early Wednesday morning.
The ATF is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for anyone who provides information leading to an arrest (Fox News, 2011).
2. ANWAR AL-AWLAKI
OBAMACSI.COM: Aside from dining at the Pentagon days after 9/11, Anwar al-Awlaki is alleged to be the Al Qaeda mastermind behind the London Bombing of 7/7, the Fort Hood massacre, the Christmas Day bombing, and the Times Square bombing. There is little doubt that the next "domestic terror attack" will be allegedly masterminded by the new leader of Al Qaeda 2.0, Anwar al-Awlaki.
Date: October 20, 2010
Source: Fox News
Abstract: Anwar Al-Awlaki may be the first American on the CIA's kill or capture list, but he was also a lunch guest of military brass at the Pentagon within months of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Fox News has learned.Documents exclusively obtained by Fox News, including an FBI interview conducted after the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009, state that Awlaki was taken to the Pentagon as part of the military’s outreach to the Muslim community in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.
The incident was flagged by a current Defense Department employee who came forward and told investigators she helped arrange the meeting after she saw Awlaki speak in Alexandria, Va.
The employee "attended this talk and while she arrived late she recalls being impressed by this imam. He condemned Al Qaeda and the terrorist attacks. During his talk he was 'harassed' by members of the audience and suffered it well," reads one document.
According to the documents, obtained as part of an ongoing investigation by the specials unit "Fox News Reporting," there was a push within the Defense Department to reach out to the Muslim community.
"At that period in time, the secretary of the Army (redacted) was eager to have a presentation from a moderate Muslim."
In addition, Awlaki "was considered to be an 'up and coming' member of the Islamic community. After her vetting, Aulaqi (Awlaki) was invited to and attended a luncheon at the Pentagon in the secretary of the Army's Office of Government Counsel."
Awlaki, a Yemeni-American who was born in
Las Cruces, N.M., was interviewed at least four times by the FBI in the
first week after the attacks because of his ties to the three hijackers
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Hani Hanjour. The three hijackers
were all onboard Flight 77 that slammed into the Pentagon.
Sources told Fox News that Awlaki, who is a former Muslim chaplain at George Washington University, met with the Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Yemen and was the middle-man between the young Nigerian and the bombmaker. Awlaki was also said to inspire would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad.
Apparently, none of the FBI's information about Awlaki was shared with the Pentagon. Former Army Secretary Tommy White, who led the Army in 2001, said he doesn't have any recollection of the luncheon or any contact with Awlaki.
"If this was a luncheon at the Office of Government Counsel, I would not necessarily be there," he said.
The Pentagon has offered no explanation of how a man, now on the CIA kills or capture list, ended up at a special lunch for Muslim outreach.
After repeated requests for comment on the vetting process beginning on October 13th, an Army spokesman insisted Wednesday that the lunch was not an Army event. "The Army has found no evidence that the Army either sponsored or participated in the event described in this report," spokesman Thomas Collins said.
Collins also noted that the FBI document referred to the “Office of Government Counsel” but should read “Office of General Counsel.”
Collins said he believed the event was sponsored by the office of the Secretary of Defense. A spokeswoman there said she would look into it and get back to Fox News.
A former high-ranking FBI agent told Fox News that at the time Awlaki went to lunch at the Pentagon, there was tremendous "arrogance" about the vetting process at the Pentagon.
"They vetted people politically and showed
indifference toward security and intelligence advice of others," the
former agent said (Fox News, 2010).
Date: May 28, 2010
Source: Fox News
Abstract: This Fox News investigative special goes deep inside the mysterious and deadly world of American born terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki. Fox News correspondents Catherine Herridge and Greg Palkot follow Awlaki's twisted and destructive trail from suburban communities in the U.S. to his hideout in Yemen.
New evidence emerging in the details about the Times Square bomber, the failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day and the massacre at Fort Hood has put for the first time a U.S. citizen on the CIA's "capture or kill" list.
Evidence includes documents that relate to the investigation of Anwar Al-Awlaki, the Muslim cleric who has been associated with 9/11 hijackers, Major Nidal Hasan, the alleged-Fort Hood shooter, and Umar Abdulmutallab, the so-called Christmas Day bomber. They include declassified memoranda for the record from the 9/11 Commission, the warrant for Awlaki's arrest from June 2002 as well as the motion to dismiss the warrant from October 2002.
Also included is the Justice Department's statement to Fox News regarding our inquiry into the decision to rescind Awlaki's arrest warrant. Exclusive interviews with former and current government agents raise several questions: Was Awlaki part of a terrorist cell within this country that attacked America on 9/11?
And following the attacks, was there an attempt by our government to turn Awlaki into an informant or track him for intelligence? Following last week's original airing of "Fox News Reporting: The American Terrorist," Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., wrote a letter to FBI direct Robert Mueller where he raised "troubling" issues about the handling of the investigation into terror suspect Anwar Awlaki and called to bring back the 9/11 Commission to review purported flaws in national security.
You will see for yourself how this American terrorist is using our system against us (Fox News, 2010).