Ever wonder how the government gets access to audio and video tapes
from the likes of terrorist masterminds like Ossama Bin Laden or Ayman El Zawahri?
Turns out that they pay a couple of third-rate privately owned, US-based counter-terrorist
organizations to provide them with a constant stream of terrorist propaganda
from popular Islamic evil-doers.
The unique access these two groups have to these terrorist 'releases' is nothing
short of remarkable. It's almost as if they have an exclusive license to market
the world's most popular foes.
And boy are they hard at work for their clients - whoever they are.
of messages] has increased dramatically this year - with four audiotapes
from bin Laden and seven audios and videos by his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri.
Hours after Friday's message appeared, an advertisement on the same Islamic
Web site said bin Laden would issue another tape directed to "the
Islamic nation in general and the mujahedeen in Iraq and Somalia in particular."
A similar announcement proceeded bin Laden's message Friday by about
The advertisement banner was signed by As-Sahab, the production branch that
releases al-Qaida videos, and had an old picture of bin Laden. The
teaser was first reported by the SITE Institute and the IntelCenter, two U.S.-based
independent groups that provide counter-terrorism information to the U.S.
government and media.
The IntelCenter said the promised message was expected within 36
How would they know???
For the past 13 years,
offerings from IntelCenter and its sister company, Tempest Publishing,
have been designed to assist professionals in furthering this goal. All of
our products are designed to achieve real results for the operator, analyst
or first responder.
Our focus as a company is on studying terrorist groups and other
threat actors and disseminating that information in a timely manner to those
who can act on it. We look at capabilities and intentions, warnings
and indicators, operational characteristics and a wide variety of other points
in order to better understand how to interdict terrorist operations and reduce
the likelihood of future attacks.
For the past 13 years? Where were they on 9/11?
Their "products" are not cheap either. According to their "sales
GOVERNMENT (MILITARY, INTELLIGENCE, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT) TERRORISM THREAT
INTEL PACKAGE US$3,175 per user per year [!!!] This
package is designed to enhance your situational awareness of the current terrorism
threat environment. Feeds will provide detailed information on incidents around
the world, information on new threats and tactics and much more.
Information will be provided to you on the wireless device of your choice,
through email and through database access over the Internet. You will receive
both Alert and Current Intelligence feeds as well as access to the full IntelCenter
Database (ICD) for any research work you need to perform on various groups,
individuals, incidents or other developments. Information will range from
non-sensitive to law enforcement sensitive. Two hours of phone consultation
is also included.
The US government, which has billions of dollars at its disposal for intelligence
operations around the world needs desk help from a private subcontractor that
appears to be nothing more than a highly
automated one man show that operates two companies from one PO Box and sells
cheesy over-priced merchandise
on its website??? WTF?
And what about the other group, SITE Institute ("The Search for International
Terrorist Entitities")? What are they about?
The SITE Institute works regularly with and provides important
and often unique information to journalists, law firms pursuing
civil litigation, major corporations, law enforcement, U.S.
Congress, and numerous federal agencies, including the Department
of Homeland Security, the Treasury Department, Immigration and Naturalization
Services (INS), the FBI, Customs, and the Department of Justice.
What kind of "unique" information? Who are these people???
Rita Katz, Director and co-founder of the SITE Institute,
has studied, tracked, and analyzed international terrorists and their financial
operations for more than six years.
Since well before September 11, she has personally briefed government
officials, including former terrorism czar Richard Clarke and his staff in
the White House, as well as investigators in the Department of Justice,
Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Homeland Security on the
financing and recruitment networks of the terrorist movement. Many
of her leads have prompted the government to investigate and take legal action
against individuals and organizations suspected of ties to terrorism.
Before founding the SITE Institute in 2002, Ms. Katz served as Research Director
of the Investigative Project in Washington, DC. Born in Iraq and a
graduate of the Middle Eastern Studies program at Tel Aviv University, Katz
speaks both Arabic and Hebrew with native fluency.
Ms. Katz is the author of TERRORIST HUNTER: The Extraordinary Story of a
Woman who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating
in America (HarperCollins, 2003). Her commentary on terrorism issues frequently
appears in prominent media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington
Post, 60 Minutes, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal.
Josh Devon, Senior Analyst and co-founder of the SITE Institute,
focuses on the research and analysis of the global terrorist network. He has
consulted on terrorism-related investigations for several government agencies,
including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice,
and the FBI. Mr. Devon has published numerous articles on terrorism, including
the extensive use of the Internet by terrorist groups and their followers
worldwide. He appears regularly in the media. [So?]
Mr. Devon has a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a
B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
He is currently pursuing an advanced degree in International Relations,
concentrating in Middle East Studies, at Johns Hopkins University's
School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
That's it? Two people run SITE and one guy runs IntelCenter? And our government
and media are getting all their terrorist intelligence from them? Is this some
kind of sick joke?
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