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Saturday, December 30, 2006

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

building status

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tracking terrorists/criminals by geting a link

What do you do with these suspects? Arrest or deport them immediately? No, we need to use them to discover more of the al-Qaeda network. Once suspects have been discovered, we can use their daily activities to uncloak their network. Just like they used our technology against us, we can use their planning process against them. Watch them, and listen to their conversations to see...
who they call / email
who visits with them locally and in other cities
where their money comes from
The structure of their extended network begins to emerge as data is discovered via surveillance. A suspect being monitored may have many contacts -- both accidental and intentional. We must always be wary of 'guilt by association'. Accidental contacts, like the mail delivery person, the grocery store clerk, and neighbor may not be viewed with investigative interest. Intentional contacts are like the late afternoon visitor, whose car license plate is traced back to a rental company at the airport, where we discover he arrived from Toronto (got to notify the Canadians) and his name matches a cell phone number (with a Buffalo, NY area code) that our suspect calls regularly. This intentional contact is added to our map and we start tracking his interactions -- where do they lead? As data comes in, a picture of the terrorist organization slowly comes into focus.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The list of TERROR

15 May Organization
3rd October Organization
17 November Revolutionary Organization
Abu Nidal organization (ANO)
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
Action Directe
Aceh Merdeka
Ahl-e-Hadees
Aid for Northern Ireland
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Al-`Asifa
Al-Badhr Mujahidin
Al Faran
Al-Fatah
al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya
Al-Ittihad al-Islami (AIAI)
al-Jihad
al-Qa'ida (The Base)
Albanian National Army (ANA)
Alex Boncayao Brigade (ABB)
Algeti Wolves
Ali Suleiyman
Alliance of Eritrean National Force
Alliance pour la resistance democratique (ARD)
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)
AMAL
Amn Araissi
Ansar al-Islam
Anti-Imperialist International Brigade (AIIB)
Anti-Imperialist Territorial Nuclei (NTA)
Arab Revolutionary Brigades
Arab Revolutionary Council
Arewa People's Congress [Nigeria]
Armed Forces of Puerto Rican National Liberation (FALN)
Armed Islamic Group (GIA)
Armed Islamic Movement [AIM]
Armed Nuclei for Proletarian Autonomy
Armed Proletarian Nuclei
Armed Revolutionary Nuclei (ARN)
Armée pour la libération du Rwanda (ALIR)
Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA)
'Asbat al-Ansar
Aum Shinrikyo
Aum Supreme Truth
Azad Khalistan
Babbar Khalsa
Babbar Khalsa Force
Baader Meinhof Gang
Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
Bavarian Liberation Army
Bhinderanwala Tiger Force
Black Mamba
Black September
Breton Liberation Front
Breton Revolutionary Army
Brigades of the Martyr Abdallah Al Hudhaifi
Brigate Rosse
Cambodian Freedom Fighters
Caprivi Liberation Front
Catholic Reaction Force (CRF)
Cellules Communistes Combattantes
Chukaku-Ha
CNRM National Council of Maubere Resistance
CNRT Timorese National Resistance Council
Commandos of the November 95 Anarchist Group
Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights
Committee for Eastern Turkistan
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
Conseil national pour la défense de la democratie (CNDD)
Dal Khalsa
Dark Harvest
Dayak
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP)
Democratic Karen Burmese Army (DKBA)
Devrimci Sol (Revolutionary Left)
Dev Sol
Direct Action Against Drugs (DADD)
Djibouti Youth Movement
Dukhtaran E Millat
Eastern Shan State Army (ESSA)
Ejercito Popular Boricua (Macheteros)
Ejercito Popular Revolucionario (EPR)
ELA - Revolutionary People's Struggle
Ellalan Force
ELN - National Liberation Army -- Colombia
EOKA (Ethniki Organosis Kyprion Agoniston)
ERP [Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo]
Eritrean Democratic Liberation Movement
Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement
Eritrean Liberation Front-Revolutionary Council (ELF-RC)
Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF)
Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) - Basque Fatherland and Liberty
Executive Outcomes
FALINTIL National Armed Forces for the Liberation of East Timor
Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)
FARC - Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
Fatah Revolutionary Council
Fatah Special Operations Group
Federation of Associations of Canadian Tamils (FACT)
Fighting Islamic Group (FIG)
Force 17
Forces armees du peuple (FAP)
ex-FAR (Forces armees rwandaises)
Forces nationales de liberation (FNL)
Forces de liberation nationale (FALINA)
Forces pour la défense de la democratie (FDD)
Fraxia Midheniston
Free Aceh
Free Aceh Movement
Free Papua Movement
FPM - Morazanist Patriotic Front
FPMR - Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front
FRETILIN Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor
Front contre l’occupation tutsie (FLOT)
Front De La Liberation Nationale
Front Line
Front pour la liberation nationale (FROLINA)
Fuerzas Armadas Liberacion Nacional Puertoriquena (FALN)
al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya
Gerakin Aceh Merdeka (GAM)
God's Army
GRAPO - 1 October Antifascist Resistance Group
Gray Wolves [Sivi Vukovi]
Grey Wolves
Great East Islamic Raiders–Front (IBDA-C)
HAMAS
Harakat ul-Ansar (HUA)
Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami (HUJI)
Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B)
Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
Hawari Group
Hawari Special Operations Group
Hizballah Al Khalji
Hizballah [Bahrain]
Hizballa [Kuwait]
Hizballah [Lebanon]
Hizbullah [Turkish]
Hizb-i-Islami
Hizb-I Islami Gulbuddin (HIG)
Hizb-i Wahdat
Hizb ul-Mujahidin (HM)
Ikhwan-ul-Mussalmin
Interahamwe
International Front for Jihad Against the Jews and Crusaders
International Islamic Front for Jihad Against the Jews and Crusaders
International Justice Group
International Revolutionary Action Group
International Sikh Youth Federation
Iparretarrak (IK)
Iranian National Front
Iraqi National Accord (INA)
Iraqi National Congress
Irish National Liberation Army (INLA)
Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Irish Republican Army (IRA) - Continuity
Irish Republican Army (IRA) - New
Irish Republican Army (IRA) - Provisional
Irish Republican Army (IRA) - Real
Isatabu Freedom Movement
Islamic Army of Aden
Islamic Group (IG)
Islamic Great Eastern Raiders Front
Jamat-E- Islami
Islamic Armed Group (GIA)
Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade
Islamic Jihad [Egypt]
Islamic Jihad [Lebanon]
Islamic Jihad [Turkey]
Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine
Islamic Liberation Army (AIS)
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
Islamic Movement Organization
Islamic Movement for Change
Islamic Reform Movement
Islamic Resistance Movement
Islamic Salvation Army
Islamic Salvation Front / Movement (FIS)
Islamic Salvation Movement
Islamic Union (Al-Ittihad al-Islami)
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM)
Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya
Jemaah Islamiya (JI)
Jamat-e-Islami
Jamaat ul-Fuqra
Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadees
Jamiat ul-Mujahidin
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)
Japanese Red Army (JRA)
Jihad Group
Kach
Kachin Defense Army (KDA)
Kachin Independence Organization (KIO)
Kahane Chai
Khalistan Liberation Tiger Force
Khalistan Commando Force
Khalistan Liberation Front
Khalistan National Army
Khmer Rouge
Komala
Kosovo Liberation Army [KLA]
Ku Klux Klan
Kumpulan Mujahidin Malaysia (KMM)
Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI)
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)
La Cosa Nostra
Lashkar I Jhangvi
Lashkar-e-Taiba
Lautaro Youth Movement (MJL)
Lautaro faction of the United Popular Action Movement (MAPU/L)
Lautaro Popular Rebel Forces (FRPL)
Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction
Les mongoles
Liberation Army of the Islamic Sanctuaries
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)
Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF)
Macheteros
Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK - Services Office
Malaita Eagles Force
Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front (FPMR)
Maoist Communist Centre (MCC)
Martyrs of Tal Al Za'atar
Mau Mau
Mayi-Mayi
Meccan Group
Middle-Core Faction
Minnesota Patriots Council
Mong Tai Army (MTA)
Mohajir Qaumi Movement [MQM]
Morazanist Patriotic Front (FPM)
Moro Islamic Liberation Front [MILF]
Moro National Liberation Front [MNLF]
Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM)
Mothaidda Quami Movement (MQM)
Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO)
Mouvement de liberation congolais (MLC)
Movement for an Islamic State
Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC)
Movimento Sociale Italiano
Movimiento De Liberacion Nacional
MRTA - Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement
Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK or MKO)
Muslim Brotherhood
Muslim Iranian Student's Society
Muslims Against Global Oppresion
Muttahida Jihad Council [MJC]
Muttahidda Quami Movement (MQM)
Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA)
National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (NALU)
National Committee for the Liberation and Defense of Albanian Lands (KKCMTSH)
National Council for Resistance (NCR)
National Front for the Liberation of Corsica
National Liberation Army (ELN) -- Bolivia
National Liberation Army (ELN) -- Colombia
National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA)
National Liberation Front Of Kurdistan (ERNK)
National Patriotic Front of Liberia
National United Front of Arakan (NUFA)
New Jihad Group
New Mon State Party (NMSP)
New People's Army (NPA)
New Red Brigades/Communist Combatant Party
Northern Alliance
Nucleus Faction
Orange Volunteers
Ordine Nuovo (New Order)
Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM)
Organisation of Iranian People's Fedaian (Majority) OIPFM
Organization of the Oppressed on Earth
Orly Group
Osama bin Laden
Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Parti pour la liberation du peuple hutu (PALIPEHUTU)
Partido Democratico Popular Revolucionario (PDPR)
Party of Allah
Party of Democratic Kampuchea
Party of God
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)
People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD)
People's Liberation Army (PLA) Ireland
People's Liberation Army Of Kurdistan (ARGK)
People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI)
People's Republican Army (PRA)
Peoples' War Group (PWG) [India]
Peoples' War Group (PWG) [Nepal]
Peuple en armes pour la liberation du Rwanda (PALIR)
Pirates
PKK - Kurdistan Workers' Party
Popular Boricua Army (Macheteros)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-Special Command (PFLP-SC)
Popular Liberation Forces
Popular Revolutionary Army (EPR)
Popular Revolutionary Vanguard
Popular Struggle Front (PSF)
Prima Lina
Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA)
Provos
Puka Inti
Rajneeshee
Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD)
Real IRA
Red Army Faction (RAF)
Red Brigades
Red Hand Defenders
RENAMO - Resistencia Nacional Mocambicana
Recontra 380
Recontras
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Revolutionary Cells
Revolutionary Council of Nigeria (RCN)
Revolutionary Justice Organization
Revolutionary Left
Revolutionary Nuclei
Revolutionary Organization 17 November
Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims
Revolutionary Organization of the Toilers of Kurdistan
Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)
Revolutionary People's Struggle (ELA)
Revolutionary Proletarian Initiative Nuclei (NIPR)
Revolutionary Struggle
Revolutionary United Front (RUF)
Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs
Russian Organized Crime (ROC)
Rwandan Liberation Army
Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC)
Saheed Khalsa Force
Sendero Luminoso (SL)
Serb Volunteer Guard [SDG / SSJ] "Tigers"
Serbian Radical Party [SRS]
Shan Democratic Union
Shining Path
Shora-e-Jehad
Sipah I Sahaba Pakistan
SLA - South Lebanese Army
Special Purpose Islamic Regiment
Students of the Engineer
Students of Yahya Ayyash
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)
Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)
Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)
Supreme Assembly of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SAIRI)
Talaa' al-Fateh
Taleban
Terra Lliure (TL) (Free Land)
Territorial Anti Imperialist Nucleus
The Brotherhood
The Order
The Tunisian Combatant Group (TCG)
Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA)
Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army
Turkish Hizballah
Turkish Islamic Jihad
Turkish Peoples Liberation Army
Uganda National Rescue Front
Uganda National Rescue Front II
Uganda Salvation Front/Army
Uighur militants
Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
UDT Uniao Democratica Timorense
Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF)
Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
Union des forces vives pour la liberation et la democratie en RDC-Zaire (UFLD)
Union pour la liberation nationale (ULINA)
UNITA Union Nacional Por La Independencee Totale Do Angola
United Company of Jihad
United Jihad Council
United Liberation Front of Assam
United Self-Defense Forces/Group of Colombia (AUC)
United Wa State Army (UWSA)
Vanguards of Conquest
Vasat
Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors
Weathermen
Weather Underground Organization
West Nile Bank Front [WNBF]
White Eagles
World Tamil Association (WTA)
World Tamil Movement (WTM)
Zapatista National Liberation Army
Zimbabwe African National Union
Sources and Resources
2005 Country Reports on Terrorism, U.S. Department of State
Alphabetical Listing of All Blocked Persons, Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Designated Narcotics Traffickers, and Others, Treasury Dept Office of Foreign Assets Control, Federal Register Notice, May 27, 2004.
Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Congressional Research Service, February 2004.
Foreign Terrorist Organization: Aliases and Additional Names, State Department notice, Federal Register, October 10, 2003.
Redesignation of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, State Dept Notice, Federal Register, October 2, 2003
Left-Wing Extremism: The Current Threat, prepared for U.S. Department of Energy Office of Safeguards and Security, April 2001.
Fact Sheet: Foreign Terrorist Organizations, as of March 27, 2002.
Designations of Terrorists and Terrorist Organizations Pursuant to Executive Order 13224, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, State Department, Federal Register, March 19, 2002.
Designation of 39 Organizations on the USA PATRIOT Act’s “Terrorist Exclusion List”, State Department release, December 6, 2001.
Terrorism: Near Eastern Groups and State Sponsors, Congressional Research Service.
Terrorism Threat Assessments

Patterns of Global Terrorism Report, U.S. State Department

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Terrorism mooves in Georgia

. • In the past two years, narcotics trafficking routes established in Georgia in the 1990s have seen an increased volume.
. • The narcotics trade in Georgia has been contested between conventional crime organizations and Chechen guerrilla forces; the latter group seems to have gained the advantage.
. • The Georgian government has offered increasingly ineffective resistance to narcotics trafficking.
. • Narcotics trafficking in Armenia and Azerbaijan has been less than in Georgia, but conditions exist for a substantial increase in both countries.
. • Recent events in Afghanistan have not reduced the flow of heroin through Central Asia into Russia and to the West.
. • Trafficking routes through Central Asia and the Caucasus continue to diversify and expand, fueled by Afghan opium and chaotic conditions in transit countries.
. • Members of several ethnic groups are major participants in the narcotics trade emanating from Central Asia, and Russian criminal organizations appear to play a diminishing role.
. • The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is known to rely heavily on narcotics trafficking over a number of Central Asian routes to support its military, political, and propaganda activities. That trafficking is based on moving heroin from Afghanistan through Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, into Russia, and then into Western Europe.
. • As markets and processing capacity expand into new parts of Central Asia, the IMU has been able to adjust its military and trafficking activities to respond to interdiction in given areas.
. • The effect of military losses in Afghanistan on IMU’s narcotics activity is yet unknown, in part because the status and priorities of its leaders are unclear.
. • The Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HT) is a fundamentalist Islamic group whose membership in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan is expanding rapidly. To this point, HT has relied on peaceful means to propagate its central idea of Islamic governance throughout Central Asia.
. • HT’s decentralized structure conceals its activities very effectively. Although HT has funded its widespread educational and propaganda network primarily from overseas contributions, individual cells may be involved in narcotics trafficking.
. • HT’s expanding appeal among the poor provides a strong base for potential terrorist activity, and ongoing repression in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan may drive at least some parts of the organization to respond violently.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Belgium geographical terrorist activities

Belgium occupies a prominent place in both the terror and criminal networks of Western Europe. There have been indications of ambivalence among government officials toward the international anti-terrorist campaign that was launched after September 11, 2002. A senior
515 Aaron. 516 Transparency International, “Global Corruption Report 2003.”
Belgian minister was quoted in 2002 as saying, “Bin Laden’s war is against America, not us.”A Belgian member of parliament described Belgium’s appeal as a base of operations: “We are not a target, but we are such a quiet country that we could be a good preparation country.”518 According to a 2002 confidential report, terrorist organizations such as al Qaeda, the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) of Algeria, the Wahabi Tabligh, and the militant GIA splinter group called the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) have established logistical support bases among the 350,000 Muslim inhabitants of Belgium. Reportedly the Saudi-backed Salafi movement has established a “state” in Belgium, which has its own Islamist police.
Conventional crime also has found a comfortable home in Belgium. United Nations arms specialist Johan Peleman has speculated that the status of Antwerp as an international diamond-trading center and Belgium’s post-colonial ties with Africa made Belgium a major arms-trafficking center during the Cold War. According to Peleman, the infrastructure established at that time now has fallen into the hands of private individuals and groups. Africa is the source of diamonds used in payment and the main marketplace for illegal arms shipments by these entrepreneurs.520 Until 2000, Belgium was the primary weapons source for the ETA, and it has been a staging point for high-volume arms smugglers such as Victor Bout, Leonid Minin, and Jacques Monsieur. Bout used Ostend, Belgium, as his base of operations until 1997, Minin was based in northern Italy and used documentation from Belgium, and Monsieur was based in Belgium and used documentation from Belgium. Although Bout has been described as a “merchant of death” and continues arms trafficking operations from his base in Bahrain, the international warrant for his arrest issued by Belgian authorities in early 2002 is not for arms crimes but for passing counterfeit currency. This fact may point to another reason that Belgium is favored by criminal groups: the judicial system is notoriously slow, allowing criminals to stay several steps ahead of law enforcement.
Sources
517 Marie Rose Armesto, “Europe’s Terrorist Incubator,” The Wall Street Journal, 2 September 2002. 518 Diana Muriel, “Thwarting Terrorist Cells in Europe,” CNN.com War Against Terrorism report, 23 January 2002. 519 Daily Telegraph report, cited in Shape News Summary and Analysis, 4 June 2002. 520 Alain Lallemand, “Belgium: Hotbed of Arms Trafficking,” Le Soir [Brussels], 7 March 2002 (FBIS Document EUP20020307000027). 521 Judy Pasternak and Stephen Braun, “Following the Trail of Arms to Al-Qaida,” Los Angeles Times, 21 January 2002. http://www.nisat.org; Ian Traynor, “The Gunrunner,” The Guardian [Manchester], 9 July 2001; and Alain Lallemand, “A Belgian Angolagate?” Le Soir [Brussels], 16 June 2001 (FBIS Document EUP20010617000081).

The status of Antwerp as Europe’s main diamond trade center has attracted illegal activity besides arms trafficking. In 2001 Belgium’s General Intelligence Service reported that illegal diamond trafficking with the UNITA rebel organization of Angola was linked with narcotics trafficking and money laundering. The report cited the South African diamond giant DeBeers and intermediaries in Great Britain and Canada. Diamonds reportedly were smuggled from Angola to London and Antwerp via Tel Aviv.
Diamonds also have been instrumental in arms trafficking to other parts of the world; in 2000, Belgian authorities identified diamonds as the exchange currency in shipments to the Middle Eastern terrorist organization Hizballah. Although not specifically linked to the narcotics trade, such trafficking operations, which have stood the test of time and political change, also have the potential to diversify their clientele and the currency that they accept in payment. Several individuals have based especially lucrative arms smuggling operations in Belgium. Terrorist and criminal networks also have benefited from the ease with which Belgian identification papers have circulated; in 2000, some 19,000 passports were stolen. The presence of major international organizations such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization also may reduce the level of identification inspections for entry into the country. A number of non­standard forms of documentation issued by international organizations are allowed. Foreigners from 11 other European countries can enter Belgium with expired passports, and no passport is required for citizens of 17 other European countries. Several individuals arrested in conjunction with the events of September 11 were carrying forged or stolen Belgian passports. Ten suspected al Qaeda operatives currently are in jail in Belgium. Experts have speculated that the assassination of Afghan military leader Ahmed Shah Masood was planned in Belgium.