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Suspected Hezbollah spy scouted targets in New York, other major cities: prosecutors
fox news ^ | 9/19/2019 | melissa leon

Posted on 09/19/2019 9:47:30 PM PDT by bitt

A New Jersey man is accused of being a secret Hezbollah operative in the United States for more than a decade, surveilling potential attack sites in New York City, Boston and Washington, prosecutors said Thursday.

Alexei Saab, 42, from Morristown, was charged under a nine-count indictment in connection with a range of alleged terror activities. They included providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO) and receiving military-style training from that group, the Justice Department said.

“Even though Saab was a naturalized American citizen, his true allegiance was to Hezbollah, the terrorist organization responsible for decades of terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds, including U.S. citizens and military personnel,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said. “Thankfully, Saab is now in federal custody and faces significant prison time for his alleged crimes.”

Saab allegedly surveilled dozens of locations throughout New York City, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and United Nations headquarters, prosecutors said.

He also scouted various bridges, tunnels and airports, specifically focusing on “the structural weaknesses of locations he surveilled in order to determine how a future attack could cause the most destruction,” the Justice Department said.

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1 posted on 09/19/2019 9:47:30 PM PDT by bitt
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; azishot; ...

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2 posted on 09/19/2019 9:47:44 PM PDT by bitt (Trump stole pancakes from his distant cousin. Huh.)
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To: bitt

Gee, I wonder who wants to let EVERYONE into this country.

Treasonous bastards.


3 posted on 09/19/2019 9:53:29 PM PDT by A strike (Import third world become third world)
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To: A strike

“Even though Saab was a naturalized American citizen, his true allegiance was to Hezbollah...

How can that be? /s


4 posted on 09/19/2019 9:59:02 PM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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To: A strike

One target he did consider was the UN building...just sayin


5 posted on 09/19/2019 10:02:30 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: bitt

I have friends who live in NYC. I’ve suggested for years that they move and they easily could.

Like Lot’s wife they just can’t leave.

I have run out of compassion for people that invite terrorist to come and destroy them and then ask for sympathy when their wish is granted


6 posted on 09/19/2019 10:46:58 PM PDT by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: A strike

I think you already know. In case you don’t, it is the Republican and Democrat Parties. Each has their reasons.


7 posted on 09/19/2019 10:58:57 PM PDT by sport
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To: bitt

If we go to war with Iran, will they set into motion the sleeper cells of Hezbollah? I once heard a government intelligence official speculate that there may be as many as 10,000 Hezbollah agents, waiting for the Iranian Mullah’s order. This order can only be given once, with no turning back. Is this exaggeration, or the threat of 10x 9/11’s all at once? What do you Freepers think?


8 posted on 09/19/2019 11:15:03 PM PDT by Richard Axtell (I am at a loss, how much lower will they go before all hell breaks loose?)
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To: Richard Axtell

Hezbollah is a very sophisticated narco/terrorist outfit. They should never be underestimated, as Israel has unfortunately done on numerous occasions, as has the U.S to its cost. They are not like Hamas dummies. They are a disciplined, battle hardened armed group, often with strong village, clan and familial connections.


9 posted on 09/20/2019 2:58:55 AM PDT by Long Jon No Silver
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To: A strike

This guy was living in NJ, where they’ve basically dropped any immigration laws to prevent whole areas of the state from becoming ghost towns.

Right now in the news there is a story about a missing five year-old Hispanic girl; her mother is NINETEEN, has a three year-old, and is currently pregnant (by a boyfriend in ICE detention who is not the father of the missing girl). Interviews with family and neighbors are all being translated; they were trafficked to a dying area to keep the public schools and “social services” open, and nobody speaks English.

The wall will never be built - bank on it. This Latin American sow/baby factory didn’t walk to NJ from some sh!thole anyway.


10 posted on 09/20/2019 4:02:02 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: bitt

Obama voter.


11 posted on 09/20/2019 4:03:34 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: A strike

"We are now five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."

(When the waiter at a restaurant brings you food that's no good, what do you do? SEND IT BACK.)

12 posted on 09/20/2019 4:24:55 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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Well-known terrorists confer on possible targets?

NEWS STORY: Islamist Candidate Khurrum Wahid Comes in Third at Florida Elections
Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/24/2019 | Joe Kauffman / FR Posted by SeekAndFind

On June 18th, over 7300 voters in Coral Springs, Florida went to the polls in a Special Election to cast their votes for the individual they wanted as their new City Commissioner. The former Commissioner, Dan Daley, left the seat vacant, after he won his own Special Election, for Florida State House. Out of the six candidates in the Commission race, one, Khurrum Wahid, raised far more money than any of the others. But for many voters, Wahid, a terror-linked lawyer, represented a danger to society, and therefore, he was soundly rejected.

Khurrum Basir Wahid, a South Florida attorney, has made a name for himself by representing high-profile terrorists, including the most violent of al-Qaeda operatives. And while Wahid has every right to act as legal counsel to such miscreants, when viewing the rest of his terror-related and disturbing activity, it would be a grave error not to view Wahid as a threat as well.

One of Wahid’s former clients is Hafiz Khan, a Miami imam who received a 25-year prison sentence, in August 2013, for his role in shipping $50 thousand to the Pakistani Taliban for the specific goal of murdering American troops overseas. Khan was not the only individual charged in the crime. His son, Izhar, spent 20 months in a Miami federal detention center for his alleged participation in the terror financing scheme.

As stated by the US Justice Department, “Izhar is a Pakistani Taliban sympathizer who worked with [his father Hafiz] and others to collect and deliver money for the Pakistani Taliban… Izhar… provided and attempted to provide material support and resources… knowing and intending that they be used in preparation for and in carrying out… a conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim persons in a foreign country.”

While using his law firm to actively raise money for Izhar and his father, Wahid went out of his way to label Izhar a “rising star.” Also, according to the Miami New Times, Wahid said of Izhar that he was a “sweet kid who did his father’s bidding.” In this same New Times piece, it is reported that Wahid, himself, was placed on the federal terrorist watch list, in 2011.

Besides his work as an attorney, Wahid is the National Co-Chairman of Emgage Action (formerly Emerge USA), an Islamist group he founded in 2006 that attempts to pass its extremist agenda off as political advocacy. The group is part of the South Florida Muslim Federation, a consortium of South Florida’s radical Islamic organizations and terror-related mosques.

Emgage tends to attract leaders of the Democratic Party, who see Emgage as an opportunity to pander for Muslim votes and close their eyes to the extreme nature of the group. Under Wahid’s authority sits Ammar Ahmed, the South Florida Director of Emgage. In February 2010, following a debate he participated in at a school, Ahmed wrote on Facebook, “I hate white people” and joked that he “should have threatened to blow up the school.”

Prior to creating Emgage, Wahid served as a legal advisor for the national office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and a director of CAIR’s Florida chapter. According to the US government, CAIR has both financial and foundational ties to Hamas.

Various CAIR representatives have served prison time and/or have been deported from the US for terrorist-related activity. In November 2014, CAIR was designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government. The mosque Wahid attends is the Islamic Foundation of South Florida (IFSF). Wahid is also the Registered Agent for IFSF’s corporation. Up until recently, the Youth Group leader for IFSF was Abdur Rahman al-Ghani, an individual who says on his Facebook page that Jews are “demonic” and Islam “will over-take the World.” In June 2013, IFSF hosted a Ramadan Prep Youth Night featuring Izhar Khan, and in April 2014, IFSF hosted a talk by Mazen Mokhtar, a former administrator for the al-Qaeda recruitment site, qoqaz.net (Jihad in Chechnya), and who has called Hamas acts “heroic” and suicide bombings “an effective method of attacking the enemy.”

It is through Wahid’s engagement in politics, via his Emgage organization, that Wahid probably believed that he had a shot to win the vacant Commission seat. However, any voter looking into Wahid’s extremist and terror-tied background would surely have questions about Wahid’s true intentions in running for such an office – in running for any office.

What is indeed concerning, though, is that just short of 1400 Coral Springs voters thought highly enough of Wahid to give him their votes, putting him squarely in third place. That was well behind the 2553 votes the winner, Sean Cerra, received, but it was 1400 votes nonetheless. Either those voters were ignorant of Wahid’s sordid history or they disturbingly chose to ignore it. Beyond Wahid and his fellow Islamists, any vote for him would be aiding and abetting extremist activity. A vote for Wahid was and is a vote for terror.

Beila Rabinowitz, Director of Militant Islam Monitor, contributed to this report.

13 posted on 09/20/2019 5:27:26 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use. conclusive)
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The Muzzie dingbat in DC---Cong Ilhan Omar: "We are dismantling all systems of oppression.....we’re the party of love, the party of compassion.”

Omar's "party of love and compassion" left its calling card on 911.

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Ever wonder why the Koranic Cockroaches announced their American agenda at the WTC on 9/11 with great fanfare? But waited till now to begin implanting their poison in the US govt?

It's the diseased Muzzie mind at work-----they're now engaged in triumphalism---- celebrating 9/11.

14 posted on 09/20/2019 5:33:52 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use. conclusive)
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To: Richard Axtell

Everything in what you say is believable and possible.


15 posted on 09/20/2019 6:49:23 AM PDT by super7man (Madam Defarge, knitting, knitting, always knitting)
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To: bitt

“A New Jersey man is accused of being a secret Hezbollah operative in the United States for more than a decade”

It’s no secret that Cory Booker is an Hezbollah operative.


16 posted on 09/20/2019 10:44:20 AM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: null and void

I checked out the Sepoy Rebellion, Nully


17 posted on 09/20/2019 11:00:23 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

If I can’t sleep, no reason you should be able to sleep...


18 posted on 09/20/2019 11:32:55 AM PDT by null and void (<---powered by warm sunshine and gentle breezes and unicorn farts, don't forget the unicorn farts!)
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To: null and void

I get it. Misery loves company.


19 posted on 09/20/2019 11:39:52 AM PDT by sport
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To: COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; opentalk; ..

At no point in history has any government ever wanted its people to be defenseless for any good reason ~ nully's son

The biggest killer of mankind

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

Imagine 100,000 muslim jihadis here on H-1B, L-1, refugee and expired student visas working in power plants, fertilizer factories, refineries, chemical manufacturers, hospitals, utilities, dams, pharmaceutical formulators, web hub server farms, municipal water supply facilities, sewage treatment plants, meat packing and food processing plants, driving HazMat trucks...

Remember when the Vietcong took over Huế? They were able to round up every government official, march them all off into the jungle and kill every last one of them in one single night.

They knew exactly where they lived, who they visited, where they shopped and where they ate dinner, and when.

How you ask?

The cabbies had been providing the Vietcong daily reports on their every move for years in advance.

Soooo, where do most of the cabbies in your berg come from? In Washington DC, it's Somalia...

Just because we've forgotten the lessons of Huế and the lessons of the Sepoy Rebellion's "The Perfect Day" doesn't mean our enemies have.

Wiki seems mute on The Perfect Day. That information used to be readily available there. Now it's barely mentioned.

20 posted on 09/20/2019 11:50:40 AM PDT by null and void (<---powered by warm sunshine and gentle breezes and unicorn farts, don't forget the unicorn farts!)
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