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September 11, 2011

How SITE Creates Terrorist Supporters

Through a recent blog post (in German) by Holger Schmidt, a German Public Radio journalist specialized on terrorism, we find this story which fits today's 9/11 terror scaring.

There is now proof that the U.S./Israeli SITE Intelligence Group is active in creating groups who support terrorists.

Eight German and Turkish teens and tweens are accused of supporting a terrorist organization because they translated propaganda pamphlets and videos by Al-Qaeda's media service Al-Sahab into German language and published them in a web-forum. Their organization was active since 2006, mostly in Germany and Austria, and is known as Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF).

During the current court procedures evidence was presented that these wannabe jihadists were supported by the SITE Intelligence Group, a very suspicious (probably Mossad) outlet run by Rita Katz an Israeli analyst and former soldier of the IDF.  SITE offers "breaking news, articles and analysis of the jihadist threat" and is famous of providing Al-Qaeda videos of dubious provenance.

During the investigation of GIMF the German FBI equivalent, the BKA, monitored the email account tavit201@yahoo.de through which a virtual personality named "Said ibn Abdullah al-Hanafi" and also one "Ahmet K" gave advise and help to the founder of the alleged German section of GIMF. The tavit201@yahoo.de persons provided a web server hosted in Malaysia for the group, bought and installed the forum software and gave tips on how to stay covered.

As a German BKA investigator noted during the case (my translation):

In total the conservation between [the accused] T. and "Ahmet K" leaves the impression that "Ahmet K" acts as intermediary between the international and German section of GIMF. Additionally "Ahmet K" provides important basic means for T, for example storage capacity on the internet, a domain name and software.

As Yahoo is a U.S. company the BKA asked the FBI to find out who is really behind tavit201@yahoo.de. The FBI found that the real person behind that account was one Joshua Devon (scroll down), a senior analyst and co-founder of the SITE Intelligence Group.

Questioned about this Devon told the FBI about "Ahmet K" (my translation):

This is a historic person we used - with knowledge of the [German secret service] BND - at the end of 2007 and beginning of 2008. Through using this personality we chatted with the new leadership of the Global Islamic Media Front after the arrest of [its former leader] Mahmoud... During the use of this personality we provided the administrator of GIMF with a web server... Subsequently we provided all information we gathered this way to the German [secret service] BND.

So the German equivalent of the FBI was sniffing on a suspicious email account the German equivalent of the CIA knew to be fake. So much for cooperation between such services.

But back to the notes of the German investigator who wrote that "Ahmet K", which is SITE's Joshua Devon, "acts as intermediary between the international and German section of GIMF".

That seems to indicate that Devon was the only contact the German group had to the international part of GIMF.

Which leads me to ask: Is the international part of GIMF really existing or is it just a production of SITE to further the Islamic terror scare? And to what degree does SITE give such support to terrorist supporters in collaboration or on request of the FBI and the various secret services?

Posted by b on September 11, 2011 at 09:50 AM | Permalink

Comments

Very nice work, B.

This information further ads to the confusion one has to feel when trying to evaluate the truth of the U.S. government's *terror threat* scares.

Posted by: Jake | Sep 11, 2011 10:38:26 AM | 1

As far as I know, SITE is the only source ever quoted by the media, when they want to know what "jihadist forums" are saying, and SITE doesn't give links for its quotes from said jihadist forums. That is, SITE is the only source.

I only once managed to get on to a quasi-jihadi forum called floojaweb (that is, Falluja). It was pretty mild, lots of Allahu Akbars, and that was about it. I was checking out a claim, and it was there. But the important point was that it was a completely open forum, no passwords, registration or anything. Anybody could say anything they wanted, including false claims.

But of course those claims could not be false, could they, because Israelis and Americans can't write Arabic, can they? .

Posted by: alexno | Sep 11, 2011 11:04:59 AM | 2

Lest we forget

Posted by: Cloned_Poster | Sep 11, 2011 11:22:31 AM | 3

I think you could be on to something bigger than you think there, b.

Like I said above, I don't remember any other organisation which "monitors" jihadi forums, and furnishes quotes to the media. Perhaps someone can correct me.

How do two people manage to "monitor" forums which are only supposed to be fleetingly online. At least where no news organisation can verify - I remember well a case, though I don't have a link, where SITE had a report right away; ten or so media organisations tried to check the story out and failed. It was very strange how opaque it was. Yeah this was back around 2007.

Posted by: alexno | Sep 11, 2011 12:49:18 PM | 4

@alexno - My working thesis has been for years now that SITE is a Mossad outlet and that most of the material they produce is only planted stuff to further Israel's islamophobia campaign in the "western" world.

But having a working thesis isn't proof. This though is a documented court case, tightly watched by some German media, and the on the record evidence can be taken as proof.

The operation of the German GIMF, if not the alleged global one, was created by SITE. They found some loonies, some as young as 14, dumb enough to fall for their scheme.

I am sure this whole thing is much bigger, but it is quite difficult to pin it down.

The people of CAP recently produced the report Fear, Inc. - The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America and found that only a few but very rich "conservative" donors fund the islamophobia propaganda campaign. CAP did not designate those donors by ethnic or religious adherence. If one does that it is easy to see the common pattern.

I'll probably expand on that in a later post.

Posted by: b | Sep 11, 2011 1:49:16 PM | 5

False flag opps in this modern world? How can this be?

[/snark]

Posted by: joseph | Sep 11, 2011 2:27:23 PM | 6

7/7 in London (2005) was a straight-up in yo’ face false flag, Blair was feeling like Johnny come lately, he was bleeding from the nostrils and fingernails to have his very own terrorist attack and Street creds, managed to get Netanyahoooo and Guilianiii to come supervise and watch!

sounds flip, but that was more or less it.

Posted by: Noirette | Sep 11, 2011 2:59:30 PM | 7

Continued...The Bali bombings (2002, night clubs and US embassy), the Madrid bombings (2004, trains) and the 7/7 London bombing (2005, public transport) were all weak, diluted copy cats, lame ricochets, a sort of shuddering aftermath, the last ripples of the fantastic destruction of 9/11 and the political hay made of it. (E.g. Patriot Act, though that was largely due to the anthrax attack.)

They were engineered by state and para-state entities in close touch with rogues, and a huge amount of money, much of it from far away, was expended to effect them.

Takers there will always be.

Imho, of course.

Posted by: Noirette | Sep 11, 2011 3:27:00 PM | 8

you mean people like this guy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Mellon_Scaife

good luck :-))

Posted by: somebody | Sep 11, 2011 4:32:32 PM | 9

I have often wondered where those reports of stories supposedly posted on islamic web sites came from. corporate media has become so pathetic as to never name sources anymore that most people don't even ask "who said that?" in this day of "senior government official" or "white house aide" or "sources close to the agency" is all you ever get for the "who" of who, what, when, where, and why......I guess why has been dropped completely nowadays.

I find it odd that Ms Katz would put on her online resume that she is fluent in Hebrew and Arabic. why is that important?

Posted by: dan of steele | Sep 11, 2011 4:40:42 PM | 10

I have often wondered where those reports of stories supposedly posted on islamic web sites came from. corporate media has become so pathetic as to never name sources anymore that most people don't even ask "who said that?" in this day of "senior government official" or "white house aide" or "sources close to the agency" is all you ever get for the "who" of who, what, when, where, and why......I guess why has been dropped completely nowadays.

I find it odd that Ms Katz would put on her online resume that she is fluent in Hebrew and Arabic. why is that important?

Posted by: dan of steele | Sep 11, 2011 4:40:42 PM | 11

b, when are you going to get a twitter thing for this blog? i'm tweeting the heck out of this

http://goo.gl/l49gh

Posted by: annie | Sep 11, 2011 9:10:41 PM | 12

"b, when are you going to get a twitter thing for this blog? i'm tweeting the heck out of this"


Good for you, annie!

Are they done waving the bloody shirt of 911 around in the media today? Not that I would know, I just assume it's been a fear fetish the last few days as I don't participate in their controled sets...lol

Posted by: Uncle | Sep 12, 2011 1:11:30 AM | 13

Zionist treachery is coming to light more and more - Jordan is the only neighbor that is not openly hostile to Israel.

It took Obama to save the Israeli personal in their Egyptian embassy.

The clock is ticking.

Posted by: JohnJ | Sep 12, 2011 3:12:40 AM | 14

As I said a long time ago; strike 1 - the invasion of Lebanon, strike 2 - the massacre in Gaza, strike 3 - the attack on the Turkish flotilla. Everything subsequently will be arguing with the umpire. And there's never any winning by arguing with the umpire (world opinion), it's just a face saving pantomime from here on out.

Posted by: anna missed | Sep 12, 2011 4:43:03 AM | 15

Lest We Forget the perps.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Sep 12, 2011 9:01:39 AM | 16

CP @ 3: thanks for that.

Posted by: ben | Sep 12, 2011 10:01:58 AM | 17

The latest SITE propaganda creation: Al Qaeda marks Sept. 11 anniversary with hour-long video

WASHINGTON: A private intelligence monitoring service says al Qaeda is marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with an hour-long video, just released on Jihadist websites.

Site Monitoring Services says the video features an audio speech by the new leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri, as well as previously unreleased footage of former leader Osama bin Laden. The 62-minute video, titled “The Dawn of Imminent Victory,” was posted on jihadist forums on Monday. Zawahri is shown in a still photo.

Posted by: b | Sep 13, 2011 4:50:26 AM | 18

99% of terrorism in the west (incl. Russia) is the work of non-muslim/arab but of fundamentalists and separatist groups or Gvmt. stooges. I have posted many official studies etc. on this board, but right now don’t want to press the point again and am too rushed to link.

Yesterday, a teen in California was arrested for having a rocket launcher in ‘his’ car, had no driving license..?.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20106094-504083.html

What if this dumb or insouciant teen was not white (I assume he is) and didn’t have a bro in the military?

If he was - oh the shock and horror - of Arab origin or Muslim?

It would be the Nth foiled terrorist plot, and super serious because of sophisticated matériel, terrorist ties, cells, horrendous plans, danger to all Californians, revenge for Binny’s death, and pictures of a brown face with a menacing, crazed, drugged, look would be all over the TV.

As it is, it is simply a curiosity, and might even be easily explained.

Posted by: Noirette | Sep 15, 2011 12:24:12 PM | 19

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