Skip to comments.Canada Reveals (al Qaeda) 'Sleeper Cell' Contacts (With American A.Q. Cells)
Posted on 12/24/2002 8:56:16 PM PST by kristinn
Al Qaeda "sleeper cells" in Canada and the United States have communicated with each other as recently as this month, probably to plan terrorist attacks in the United States, Canadian intelligence experts said yesterday. The disclosure came in the wake of the arrest last week of a pizza delivery man in Ottawa who is suspected of being associated with the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden.
Canadian authorities decided to arrest Mohamed Harkat, 34, shortly after he made calls to suspected al Qaeda members in the United States, said Reid Morden, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, who has been in contact with the Canadian spy agency on the matter. Morden confirmed comments made earlier by Canadian officials speaking on condition of anonymity.
Canada's normally secretive spy agency alleged in a rare court filing that Harkat, 34, who was born in Algeria and has lived in Canada since 1995, is an associate of Abu Zubaida, one of Osama bin Laden's close associates. Zubaida, who was arrested in Pakistan in March and is in U.S. custody at an undisclosed location, identified Harkat to his interrogators, according to Canadian intelligence officials.
The Harkat case is the most recent example of a historically close intelligence relationship between the two countries that has become unprecedented in its intensity as Canada and the United States work to thwart a global terrorist network adept at crossing national borders.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
How adept do you have to be to walk from Canada to the US? Nobody is paying any attention.
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Thank you "America" for getting Zubaida to squeal on Harkat etc etc.....
Merry New Year kristinn !! Stay Safe !
Hmmmmm . . .
Perhaps there is something in context with the full story? I'll go back and give it another read.
...and that most of them are located in the blue(Dem) areas.
CANADA.com: "HARKAT LINKED TO U.S. AL QAIDA CELL" by Ian MacLeod, The Ottawa Citizen (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent says accused Ottawa terror suspect Mohamed Harkat recently communicated with suspected al Qaida sleeper cells in the United States.") (121902)
FOX NEWS.com (AP): "CANADA IS HOME TO AL QAEDA SLEEPER CELLS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "TORONTO - An Algerian immigrant arrested in Ottawa has links to a senior member of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, Canadian intelligence authorities allege. Mohamed Harkat was awaiting orders to carry out a terrorist attack and his presence in Canada suggests other Al Qaeda associates are in the country, the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service concluded in court documents released Monday. Canadian authorities are considering whether to deport Harkat.") (121702)
THE STAR.com: "'BIN LADEN CELLS IN CANADA'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "And for some years now, the intelligence agency has warned that with the possible exception of the United States, there are more international terrorist organizations active in Canada than anywhere in the world.") (121702)
NATIONAL POST.com: "CSIS LINKS OTTAWA MAN TO AL-QAEDA" (121702)
GOOGLE Search Term: "AHMED RESSAM"
WorldNetDaily.com: "'BLUNT' CALLS TO MUSLIMS PROMPT FBI VISIT American Protested Canada's Treatment of Man Convicted of Hate Crimes" by Art Moore (121702)
An Informative Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding an article on the INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE Online: "TERRORIST SAFE HAVEN IN LATIN AMERICA?" by Larry Rohter, The New York Times (121602)
YAHOO! News (AP): "SWISS-BACKED ARAB BANK DENIES LINKS TO DRUG TRAFFICKING GANG" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "GENEVA - A Geneva-based Arab bank on Thursday denied any links to an international drug trafficking gang operating in South America, the Middle East and Europe. "Nothing has occurred that would suggest the slightest indication of use of the bank for illicit purposes," Kanz Bank said in a statement. Swiss prosecuting authorities, however, said the bank's Saudi president, Sayef Al-Shaalan, is wanted on suspicion of drug trafficking and financing of trafficking. Al-Shaalan already has been indicted in the United States for allegedly helping fly a two-ton cocaine shipment from Venezuela to France in 1999.") (121902)
NATIONAL POST.com: "LEADING TERROR SUSPECT TIED TO CANADIAN CELL Imad Mugniyah: Academic Fears Operations Could Be Launched 'In and From' Canada" by Stewart Bell (111202)
DAILY STAR.com.lb - Lebanese News: "CNN ACCUSES MUGHNIEH OF PLANNING NEW ATTACK" (110902)
An Interesting Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding a CNN.com article: "SOUTH AMERICA'S 'TRI-BORDER' BACK ON TERRORISM RADAR" (110702)
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