Saturday, September 26, 2009
Ottawa keeps mum on U.S. terror suspect's reported Canadian connection to Mississauga, Private Investigator Bill Warner quoted.
Private Investigator Bill Warner Quoted in Canadian Press Article on U.S. Terrorist Najibullah Zazi Trips to Mississauga Ont. Terror Central in Canada.
Ottawa keeps mum on U.S. terror suspect's reported Canadian connection. By Sunny Freeman, THE CANADIAN PRESS, cp.org, Updated: September 26, 2009 4:53 PM
TORONTO – Officials on both sides of the border erected a wall of silence Saturday over word that an Afghan immigrant arrested on terrorism-related charges in the United States made at least two trips to Canada.
The reference to Najibullah Zazi’s trips to Canada was almost made in passing Friday by U.S. prosecutor Tim Neff during a Denver court hearing. Zazi is accused of plotting to use weapons of mass destruction to attack commuter trains in New York City to coincide with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
They say Zazi was stopped by police Sept. 10 as he entered New York, and he dropped his plans for an attack once he realized that law enforcement was on to him.
Neff did not give any other details on the Canadian trips and a spokesman said in an email later Friday that he had no comment on them. An FBI spokeswoman said Saturday the agency could not confirm “anything regarding this case at this time.” Reports say Saturday that agents with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service were knocking on the doors of relatives of Zazi in Mississauga, Ont, west of Toronto, Friday night.
But Canadian officials refused to acknowledge that the spy agency was investigating. CSIS spokeswoman Manon Berube said the service does not discuss its operations as a matter of course. “No comment on specific operations, but we would certainly be co-operating with our American counterparts,” she said.
She referred inquiries to Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan’s office, which in turn referred calls back to CSIS for operational security matters. Van Loan’s spokesman Christopher McCluskey refused to speak about the case.
“Beyond that, I cannot comment on any individual case before the courts, or any individual file that engages in national security.”
But a private investigator in the U.S., who touts himself as a specialist in tracking down suspected terrorists, as well as suspected philanderers, said the potential Mississauga connection is a “red-flag.” “That’s terrorist central in Canada,” said Bill Warner, a private investigator who boasts he has worked with the FBI on cases involving terrorism.
“If he was in that city, that’s one of the key spots in Canada for these terror connections and they link back into Atlanta, Chicago, Toledo,” Warner said. The FBI wouldn’t confirm Warner’s credentials, saying it could not reveal who the agency works with as a matter of policy.
Over the summer, he and three associates went from one beauty-supply store to another in a Denver suburb buying chemicals to make explosives like those that killed dozens of people in transit bombings in London and Madrid, investigators said. (With files from The Associated Press). more from this source……………
CONNECTING THE KILLERS: JIHAD IN NORTH AMERICA, TOLEDO TO CHICAGO TO ATLANTA TO TORONTO TO TAMPA, “THE THIRD LEVEL”
TOLEDO TO CHICAGO TO ATLANTA TO TORONTO TO TAMPA…”THE THIRD LEVEL”, training to do violent jihad activities (click images for details). The members of the Toledo Terror cell were Khaleel Ahmed his cousin Zubair Ahmed (no photo) both of Chicago and the 3 men from Toledo, Mohammad Amawi, 28, Marwan El-Hindi, 45, and Wassim Mazloum, 27 (their combined photo above), who now face maximum sentences of life in prison. Also linked to the cell are the two men from Atlanta, Syed Harris Ahmed and Ehsaanul Sadequee who had planned to truck bomb the CDC in Atlanta and who directly link to the Toronto cell were 14 men are currently on trial for a terror bomb plot.
Due t the fact the Ahmed Mohamed in Tampa Fl pled guility on the same day that the 3 Toledo terrorists were convicted, Friday 6/13/2008, he is a very strong contender to be part of this crew. Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said he couldn’t comment on the Ahmed Mohamed plea agreement in Tampa. But he noted it was signed the same day federal prosecutors won terrorism convictions against three Ohio men.
A federal jury in Ohio convicted Mohammad Zaki Amawi, 28, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, 45, and Wassim I. Mazloum, 27, of conspiring to commit terrorist acts against Americans overseas and other terrorism-related violations. The three were convicted of conspiring to kill or maim U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq, and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Amawi and El-Hindi were also convicted of distributing information regarding the manufacture or use of explosives, according to Boyd.
Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum (Mazloum was a Toledo used car dealer) link to Zubair A. Ahmed (Chicago) who links to Syed Haris Ahmed (Atlanta) who admitted to taking “casing videos” of Washington landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol, that ended up on the computer of a London terrorist, this whole gang links to one another in 4 major US cities, who link to Toronto where Syed Haris Ahmed traveled to hook up with the Toronto Terror Cell, all just one big happy family !
February 26, 2005: In Atlanta, Georgia, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, 18, resident of Roswell, Georgia, buys two Greyhound bus tickets for himself and Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, of Dawsonville, Georgia. March 6, 2005: Together, Ahmed and Sadequee take a bus to Toronto, Ontario. They spent six days in the Toronto area with at least three people under surveillance by anti-terrorism authorities, including Fahim Ahmad and Jahmaal James. According to published reports, the Atlanta men, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee and Syed Haris Ahmed, had met with Fahim Ahmad, who later emerged as the alleged leader of the Toronto 18. They also met Jahmaal James, a convert who reportedly traveled to Pakistan for marriage, but is accused of having gone there to attend a terrorist training camp.
The three Toledo men accused of terrorism activities were not manipulated by a government informant and instead were planning acts for a holy war, a federal prosecutor told jurors yesterday in U.S. District Court in Toledo. Gregg Sofer, a U.S. Justice Department attorney, said in his closing argument that the defendants – Mohammad Amawi, Marwan El-Hindi, and Wassim Mazloum – were enthusiastic participants in forming a terror cell to wage war against American soldiers in Iraq. The trial for Mr. Amawi, 28; Mr. El-Hindi, 45, and Mr. Mazloum, 26, on terrorism-related charges ended Friday 6/13/2008 with convictions for all 3 men.
Up next to stand trial are the final 2 members of this Toledo terror crew the radical cousins Zubair A. Ahmed, age 27, who had resided at 3504 Green Bay Road, Apartment 309C, North Chicago, Illinois, and his cousin, Khaleel Ahmed, age 26, who had resided at 4501 N. Keystone Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Both are U.S. citizens. On or about February 21, 2006, ZUBAIR and KHALEEL communicated by telephone. ZUBAIR advised KHALEEL, in part and in substance, that he had heard a radio report of the arrest of Separately Indicted Co-Conspirator A (in Toronto), and others (the 3 on trial Toledo). ZUBAIR told KHALEEL, in part and in substance, that Separately Indicted Co-Conspirator A (in Toronto) could have gotten them in big trouble.
Canadian Security Intelligence Service first caught wind of a possible cell after a tip from British authorities, who had been monitoring the Internet movements of Younis Tsouli – a.k.a. “Irhabi 007″ - a London man accused of operating a series of al-Qaeda-linked websites. Officials believe Tsouli was using one of his chat rooms to communicate with radical recruits in Toronto and Atlanta.