Friday, September 23, 2016

Rahimi’s Al Qaeda handler is based in Quetta: "Ahmad Khan Rahimi who was born 28 years ago n Afghanistan made several trips to his home country and Pakistan between 2011 and 2014. During those trips, he secretly visited Quetta, the capital of Pakistani Baluchistan for covert meetings with Al Qaeda and Taliban commanders,debkafile’s exclusive counterterrorism sources reveal. They also disclose that Rahimi was taken under the wing of a regular Al Qaeda controller during those visits. He was in contact with this controller, who also runs a number of sleepers in America, when he executed his three bombing attacks over the weekend in New York City and New Jersey." - DebkaFile

Bombings in New York, New Jersey were terror attacks, White House says

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September 21, 2016, 8:37 AM (IDT)
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday at a briefing for journalists in New York that the bombings carried out by Ahmed Khan Rahami in Manhattan and New Jersey are being investigated as terrorist attacks. See DEBKAfile's exclusive report on the attacks and the link to Al Qaeda.

FBI seeks two men in connection with NYC bombings

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September 21, 2016, 9:36 PM (IDT)
The image of two men was circulated by the FBI Wednesday night as wanted for questioning, after they were seen walking away with the suitcase which Ahmed Khan Rahimi carried containing the unexploded pressure cooker bomb he planted in a trash cam  At a news conferences, officials said the investigation has turned the possiblity that Rahimi did ot act alone.
 

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Rahimi’s Al Qaeda handler is based in Quetta

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Ahmad Khan Rahimi who was born 28 years ago n Afghanistan made several trips to his home country and Pakistan between 2011 and 2014. During those trips, he secretly visited Quetta, the capital of Pakistani Baluchistan for covert meetings with Al Qaeda and Taliban commanders,debkafile’s exclusive counterterrorism sources reveal. They also disclose that Rahimi was taken under the wing of a regular Al Qaeda controller during those visits. He was in contact with this controller, who also runs a number of sleepers in America, when he executed his three bombing attacks over the weekend in New York City and New Jersey.
debkafile was the only publication to link the perpetrator of the New York and New Jersey bombings to Al Qaeda instead of ISIS in its initial report of the attacks on Sept. 18.
Our sources can now add that Rahimi was sent from Quetta to a Taliban camp in the southern Afghanistan town of Kandahar for training in building explosive devices and guerrilla combat tactics in urban environments.
His controller in Quetta put him in touch with a Pakistani woman from a Taliban family, whom he married so that he, a naturalized American citizen, could apply for a visa to bring her over to America to reinforce a clandestine Al Qaeda network. This plan fell through when the US authorities denied her application.
Although he was interviewed by FBI agents about his trips, his connection to terrorist leaders in Pakistan did not come to light. Neither did the Kandahar Taliban facility appear to be known to US counterterrorism authorities, although it must be assumed that Ahmad Khan was not the only radicalized westerner trained there.
The claim by Rahimi’s father that he tried two years ago to bring his son’s association with terrorists to the attention of the FBI recalls the case of the Nigerian student Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who, on Christmas Eve 2009, failed to detonate explosives in his underpants against an American Northwest Airliner.
Then too it was reported that the bomber’s father had tried to warn the FBI about his son but was not heeded
After Rahimi was injured in the shootout with police during his arrest on Sept. 19, blood-splattered papers were found on him which mentioned Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader who, from his base in Yemen, stage-managed more than one terrorist episode before he was killed by a US drone in 2011.
It also turned out that Rahimi deliberately constructed two kinds of bombs to confuse the investigation – the pressure cookers for Manhattan, including the one that blew up and injured 29 people in Chelsea, and pipe bombs in two places in New Jersey.
Given the large amount of forensic information in hand, including Rahimi’s fingerprint on an explosive device, and the gravity of his crime, it is hard to understand why the prosecutors were satisfied with charging him only with attempted murder and second degree counts of possession of a handgun – rather than terrorism.
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September 22, 2016, 5:12 PM (IDT)
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Russian-Syrian Aleppo tactics await the South

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September 23, 2016, 6:49 PM (IDT)
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FBI looked into suspected bomber Ahmad Rahami in 2014, officials say - Washington Post

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FBI looked into suspected bomber Ahmad Rahami in 2014, officials say
Washington Post
As details continued to emerge about Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old named as the only suspect in the bombings, his father said Tuesday that he had previously talked to the FBI about his son. Rahami's father spoke briefly to a scrum of reporters, ...
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FBI: Bombing suspect's father contacted the feds in 2014 - KTRK-TV

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FBI: Bombing suspect's father contacted the feds in 2014
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The father of the man suspected in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey called the FBI in 2014 to say his son was a terrorist but later retracted it, saying he meant the young man was hanging out with gangs and acting like a thug, a law ...

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Bombing Suspect Drew FBI's Attention In 2014 After Domestic Dispute - NPR

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Bombing Suspect Drew FBI's Attention In 2014 After Domestic Dispute
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A domestic dispute in 2014 triggered FBI scrutiny into Ahmad Khan Rahami, who late Tuesday was charged in the Saturday bombings in Manhattan and in New Jersey. The new charges against Rahami come from federal prosecutors — four counts filed in  ...
The FBI looked into suspected bomber Ahmad Rahami in 2014 and found no 'ties to terrorism'Washington Post
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News Wrap: FBI investigated New York-area bombing suspect in 2014 - PBS NewsHour

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News Wrap: FBI investigated New York-area bombing suspect in 2014
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In our news wrap Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the FBI briefly investigated Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings, in 2014, after he allegedly stabbed his brother. Also, French authorities have made eight ...

FBI says it looked into New York bombing suspect 2 years ago - Chicago Tribune

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FBI says it looked into New York bombing suspect 2 years ago
Chicago Tribune
Police captured Ahmad Khan Rahami after a shootout that left him and two officers injured on Sept. 19, 2016. Rahami is a suspect in an explosion Sept. 17 at 23rd Street and 7th Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and a second bombing in ...
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GOP Subpoenas FBI to Turn over Clinton Email Docs - Fox News

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GOP Subpoenas FBI to Turn over Clinton Email Docs
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House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, subpoenaed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday for documents and information related to the security of the private email account and server Hillary Clinton used ...

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Customs agency notified FBI, other agencies about Rahami's ... - CNN

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Customs agency notified FBI, other agencies about Rahami's ... 
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(CNN) Customs and Border Protection officers put information about Ahmad Khan Rahami into a shared law enforcement agency database and sent a notice  ...

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McCaul: We'll look at FBI's prior probe into accused bomber - Politico (blog)

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McCaul: We'll look at FBI's prior probe into accused bomber
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House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said Tuesday that his committee plans to look at whether the FBI properly handled an earlier inquiry into the man now formally accused of planting bombs that exploded over the weekend in ...

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Why FBI Suspects Keep Attacking Americans - FrontPage Magazine

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Why FBI Suspects Keep Attacking Americans
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The FBI has indeed been handcuffed in terrorist investigations by President Obama whose administration has worked with terrorist front groups like the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The law enforcement agency has also become ...

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FBI Director Gets a Big Wake-Up Call from Congress After Letting Hillary Off the Hook - Independent Journal Review

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FBI Director Gets a Big Wake-Up Call from Congress After Letting Hillary Off the Hook
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The FBI Director's recommendation to the Attorney General not to indict Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for legal infractions with her private email server while at the State Department still has many political observers shaking their ...

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The FBI spent $1.3M to crack the iPhone — this hacker spent just $100 - VICE News

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The FBI spent $1.3M to crack the iPhone — this hacker spent just $100
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A security researcher has demonstrated that the passcode of an iPhone can be cracked using off-the-shelf components which cost just $100 — a tiny fraction of the $1.3 million the FBI paid a third party to do the same thing in the case of an iPhone 5C ...
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FBI Omits Mention Of ISIS Connections In Criminal Complaint Of NYC Bomber - Daily Caller

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FBI Omits Mention Of ISIS Connections In Criminal Complaint Of NYC Bomber
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Just off of the corner of Broadway and 23rd Street in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in the early hours of September 18, 2016, after an explosion the night of September 17, 2016 that injured 29 people, several NYPD vehicles are parked as officers ...

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Terrorists in US Will 'Get Through,' Feds Can't 'Stop Everything,' FBI Official Warns - ABC News

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Terrorists in US Will 'Get Through,' Feds Can't 'Stop Everything,' FBI Official Warns
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Some radical jihadists plotting to attack inside the United States will "unfortunately get through" the nation's counterterrorism efforts, a senior FBI official warned today as he defended his agency's handling of its review two years ago looking at ... 
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Another Judge Declares FBI's Playpen Warrant Invalid, Suppresses All Evidence - Techdirt

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Another Judge Declares FBI's Playpen Warrant Invalid, Suppresses All Evidence
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Cyrus Farivar of Ars Technica reports that another federal judge has found the warrant used by the FBI to deploy its Tor-busting malware is invalid. This finding isn't unique. Multiple judges in various jurisdictions have found the warrant invalid due ...

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FBI Veteran Outlines How Agency Approaches Terrorism Warning Signs - NPR

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FBI Veteran Outlines How Agency Approaches Terrorism Warning Signs
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How does the FBI handle warning signs like those that were reportedly exhibited by Ahmad Rahami? NPR's Robert Siegel talks with FBI veteran Jeff Ringel, who currently works with The Soufan Group in New York City. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:.

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