November 4, 2010
Congress Elect James Lankford
5th Congressional District
State of Oklahoma
Let me congratulate you on your win this past Tuesday. As I had said at the "High Noon Club" when questioning you Friday October 22nd, I did expect you to win the election, and assumed "as I stated" that you would be our 5th District Congressman.
James, many, many years ago, before your time on the political scene, we helped Mickie Edwards get elected, and then, when he ran afoul of the Congressional Check Book "scam" we helped Earnest Istook replace him.
My concern about you, as I stated at the High Noon Club, my friend, is your "Jimmy Carter-like" position on Islam and its terror war against America.
Jimmy Carter was probably a better Christian than I am. You are probably a better Christian than I am. But, neither he, nor you, have "the number" of the Muslims who are 7th Century Jihadist Revivalists.
Therefore, if you will allow me to, I can help you concerning your stand regarding those Ishmaelites who wish to do we in the west in.
For Instance, let me tell you this:
As Al Qaeda exploded into a fresh outburst of terror against the United States and its allies, Iran pitched in by turning loose in Afghanistan the terrorist organization's most talented and charismatic tactician.
In mid-September, Tehran opened the door to Saif Al-Adel (Sword of Justice), releasing him from house arrest in Mashhad to cross into the Taliban-al Qaeda sanctuaries of North Waziristan and start directing attacks on US forces in Afghanistan. The Iranians kept him on a firm leash.
Since late 2001 or early 2002, Al-Adel has been living in Iran under loose confinement together with a large group of Al Qaeda leaders who were granted asylum when they fled Afghanistan shortly after the US-led invasion.
President Barack Obama was alerted to the long Iranian tentacle reaching into Afghanistan by CIA director Leon Panetta shortly before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused US intelligence of plotting the 9/11 atrocity in a ranting speech at the UN General Assembly on Sept. 23.
Panetta informed him that in Afghanistan, Saif Al-Adel would be serving under the Al Qods Brigades commander Gen. Qhassem Suleimani, whom Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had instructed to supply the super terrorist with all his logistical, military, intelligence and financial needs.
This piece of intelligence demonstrated inescapably, according to military and counterterrorism sources, that the rulers of the Islamic Republic had jumped into the Afghan fray with both feet, opening a third front against America synchronously with the subversion of US polices in Iraq and destabilization of Lebanon by another of their surrogates, Hizballah.
By re-activating Al-Adel for its ends, Tehran provided Al Qaeda's forces in Pakistan and Afghanistan with a powerful supreme commander and substantially enhanced its potential for mayhem there and further afield too in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, to which his command also extended.
Saif Al-Adel will be striking Americans for shared Iran-Al Qaeda interests in Afghanistan!
Saif Al Adel, now 60, made his debut on the Islamist terror stage in 1981 as a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad hit team which assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in October of that year during a military parade in Cairo. Prominent in al Qaeda's hard core of the 1980s, he was admitted to Osama bin Laden's close circle during the 1990s, migrating with him from Pakistan to Sudan and back, the while building a reputation as its most outstanding, charismatic and talented tactician.
For twenty years, the Al Adel signature was prominent in the planning and execution of every Islamist terrorist operation, excepting only the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington.
After Mohammed Atef was killed in 2001, Al Adel was deemed his natural successor as Al Qaeda's chief of staff.
His career was curtailed when a large group of high-profile Al Qaeda operatives escaped across the Afghan border to Iran ahead of American pursuit, although he had first distinguished himself in battle against them.
The next nine years he was pretty much mothballed under house arrest in a suburb of Mashhad, with the exception of one known break.
Seven years ago, Middle East counterterrorism sources report, Tehran put Saif Al Adel in charge of punishing Saudi rulers for backing the 2003 US invasion of Iraq by a devastating terror campaign to shake the throne.
He put together an operational command staff from the al Qaeda commanders sheltering in Iran and ran training courses at Iranian military facilities for Saudi network members.
For nearly two years, Al Adel orchestrated terror strikes against US and other Western targets in the oil kingdom and government institutions, practically holding Riyadh to siege.
Car bombs blew up against the Interior Ministry which housed counterterrorism headquarters and penetrated the Saudi General Intelligence compound. His rockets struck the royal palace of King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz, Saudi monarch at the time. There were many casualties.
It took a secret Saudi-Iranian deal to terminate the violence loose in Saudi Arabia with high benefits advanced to Tehran in terms of expanding Iranian influence through the Persian Gulf and Arab lands.
Only then, did Tehran tug the ace terrorist's leash and restore him to house arrest.
But Now, James, our head man, General Petraeus reports instant, deleterious impact of the Afghan battlefield!
Now, James, whether you see this or not, Oklahomans are on the Battle Field in Both Iraq and Afghanistan against these Ishmaelite Throat Slitters, and as our 5th District US Congressman, it is you "duty" to get yourself up-to-speed on all the issues.
For his second comeback, the Iranians have granted Al-Adel a far broader mandate. His new mission is different from his Saudi operation in two more significant respects:
One: It is the first time in nine years he was allowed to leave Iran to command a terror project - although Tehran built into his mission a guarantee of his return.
Iranian and terrorism experts explain: The Al Qaeda commander knows that if he runs into trouble he has only one safe route of escape, to Iran.
Furthermore, once he crossed the border from North Waziristan into eastern Afghanistan and took charge of the war against NATO forces, he became heavily dependent on Iranian agents in the field and supplies of Iranian weapons.
Two: Whereas the Saudi royal family was the Iranian-al Qaeda target six years ago, with the Americans in second place, their primary shared target in November 2010 is United States forces in Afghanistan.
Our Washington sources disclose that straight after Panetta briefed President Obama on the arrival of Al Qaeda's master terrorist in Afghanistan, a steady stream of reports from General David Petraeus, the NATO commander in Afghanistan, began reaching the White House and the Pentagon describing the serious setbacks Al Adel had speedily inflicted on the battlefield in the short time since he took over.
Here are some examples:
1. One of new arrival's first actions in northern Waziristan was to establish ties with Mullah Omar's operational headquarters for Afghanistan and the Taliban Shura Council based in Quetta, capital of Pakistani Baluchistan.
The immediate effect was to harden the Taliban hard-liners who had turned their faces against negotiations with the Americans and the Karzai government in Kabul.
He also got in touch with the rejectionist leader of the Haqqani network which supplies the Taliban with fighters as well as logistical support.
2. Next, Al Adel built a combined staff for Al Qaeda, Taliban and the Haqqani Network, to jointly engineer a fresh spate of terror attacks on US forces in Afghanistan.
3. In very short order, he had up and running dozens of small bases for training terrorists of all three organizations to harass US troops in compact strike teams of 5-10 men.
The bases are managed by Chechen and Uzbek members of the al Qaeda-allied IMU - Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, who act as instructors and dispatchers of the squads which plant roadside bombs and stage suicide attacks.
These dispatchers must bring the death squads as close as possible to their targets.
Now, James, Jimmy Carter was not a prophet, as you aren’t either, but, history has taught that Iran also runs direct combat missions against US from Herat!
4. The new cells, already known to US commanders as the "Al Adel networks," quickly turned the Paktika Province in the southeast and the Paktia Province in the east into springboards for Taliban strikes in and around Kabul, the capital.
The US forces fighting in the two provinces are under constant siege and bombardment.
5. In northwestern Afghanistan, Iran's Al Qods Brigades officers and the intelligence agents handling local terrorist networks have taken over the provinces of Herat, Badghis, Farah and Ghor and opened up a direct front against US and NATO forces, counterterrorism sources report.
American military and intelligence sources candidly refer to this region as "under Iranian occupation" and say Tehran's grip there "is even more unyielding than its domination of southern Iraq."
When Al Adel needs more funds or war materiel, he sends his messengers directly to this address inside Afghanistan, providing him with a valuable short cut to supplies.
The same Iranian forward headquarters in the northwest is also the venue for Al Qaeda-Al Qods command meetings for coordination.
6. Our military and intelligence sources report that Al Qods is also hard at work building a local Shiite militia of 15,000 armed men run from its Herat headquarters now that the town is an Iranian city to all intents and purposes.
This Afghan militia is modeled on the Iraqi Mahdi Army.
When it is ready to go, Iran will have an integrated mechanism for catching US forces fighting in central and southern Afghanistan in a pincer movement - Al Qods and its cohorts striking from the east and Al Adel and his Al Qaeda units closing in from the west.
While working together in smooth tandem in Afghanistan for as long as it suits them both, it always possible that Shiite Iran and Sunni Al Qaeda will fall out at some future stage and go their separate ways - or even vie against each other.
On January 16, 2010, the Yemen government announced that the commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Qassam al-Rimi, was among the six men an army bombing had killed in northern Yemen.
Five months later, on May 11 of this year, the US Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism announced that the Secretary of State had designated the leaders of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Qassam al-Rimi and Nayif al-Qahtani culpable under E.O. 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.
Al-Rimi and Al-Qahtani were also added to the United Nations (UN) 1267 Sanctions Committee's consolidated list of individuals associated with Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Then, on October 14, Qassam al-Rimi, very much alive, announced that the AQAP would form an army in Aden and Abyan to fight Yemeni security forces.
The (Islamic) nation would soon hear good news, he said, and warned that in the days to come "we will not suffer in our homes while the enemy is safe in his."
Aside from showing he was alive, counterterrorism sources note that Al-Rimi's statements demonstrated four more points:
1. It was the first time that any branch of Al Qaeda had formed an army for a national rather than a religious cause.
Now, James, at the high noon club, you stated "You were against the Islamists Military and Political gains," but our "freedom of religion" clause guaranteed their freedom in their religious efforts.
Should the AQAP example become a model for replication by branches in other places, such as AQI in Iraq and AQIM in North Africa, the entire movement could undergo a fundamental metamorphosis of its operational structure that would confront the West with a new ball game in the terror stakes.
2. Washington could have known about the coming package bomb plot in time to take precautions. AQAP told the world that a fresh terror offensive was afoot. But no one in Washington was listening.
No security measures were introduced even though the Saudi tipoff was posted to Washington well in advance and the Saudi source, Jabir al-Fayfi, a reformed Saudi terrorist who was released from the US military prison at Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia in 2007, specifically spoke to his Saudi interrogators of package bombs to be posted from Yemen.
3. Since the first half of September, when Saif Al-Adel, Al Qaeda's chief of staff, was allowed to leave Iran and establish a command position in North Waziristan, he has been in contact with the three AQAP commanders, the top man Qassam al-Rimi, his operations deputy and senior bomb-maker Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri (who constructed the package bombs intercepted last week on US-bound cargo flights) and Nayif al-Qahtani, liaison officer for al Qaeda cells in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
ME sources report that these contacts were uncovered from intercepted Internet messages and confirmed by Al Qaeda personnel recently captured in North Waziristan and Yemen.
As Al Qaeda's incumbent chief of staff, Al-Adel must have been briefed in advance about the
rigged air parcels operation and gave it the nod.
4. Iran had no part in planning and carrying out Al Qaeda's package conspiracy but may well have obtained partial prior knowledge through its intelligence informants. Else how could they tell that the packages were not designed to explode as early as Friday, Oct. 29, when the two explosive packages had only just reached Dubai and Britain and were still treated as suspicious?
How could Tehran have known so soon as Saturday, before this information was released, that both parcels were rigged with circuit boards from cell phones, but the phone parts converted to timers because their SIM cards for receiving calls were missing?
None of the package contained a high-temperature detonator for activating the explosives in flight aboard the cargo freight carriers.
This tends to explode the theory advanced by counterterrorism chief John O. Brennan and West European experts that the bombs were not actually destined for the Jewish synagogues in Chicago to which they were addressed but designed to blow up aboard the aircraft. Exactly how Iran found this out will almost certainly never be known.
On the other hand, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said Thursday, Nov. 4, that one of the two mail bombs from Yemen was defused just 17 minutes before it was set to explode.
James, 17 minutes is not a long time, when someone has to die!
But he [FIM] Hortefeux, provided no details which parcel he was referring to, the one intercepted at Dubai or the one in Britain, where he got the information about the timing, or the scale of the explosion - so adding another layer to the mystery.
As for the Iranian angle, all that can be said is that by turning Al Qaeda's top tactician loose on US forces in Afghanistan, Tehran also counted on him going into action on behalf of his movement on other fronts too.
By keeping him under the close surveillance by his Al Qods Brigades commanders, Iran expected to keep track of Al Qaeda's operations in other parts of the world.
Middle East counterterrorism sources disclose here a hidden chapter of Saif Al Adel's history betokening the long and tangled relationship between Al Qaeda and Iran which predates the 2001 Afghan war and the nine-year sanctuary-cum house arrest Al Qaeda's top activists on the run from Afghanistan were given in Iran.
In 1989, Al Adel, already a rising star in the service of Osama Bin Laden, traveled from Afghanistan to southern Lebanon along with Al Qaeda's military hard core of the day, Abu Talha al-Sudani, Sayfal Islam al-Masri, Abu Jafar al-Masri, and Abu Salim al-Masri, where they trained alongside Hizballah for nearly two years until the end of 1990.
A still lesser-known fact is that the British Richard Colvin Reid, who gained notoriety as the shoe bomber, trained for his mission with Hamas activists in the Gaza Strip for many months. In particular, they taught him how to charge and detonate PETN, the high-grade military plastic explosive found in the air cargo packages last week.
In the event, he was overpowered by fellow passengers before he managed to blow up a US jet en route from Paris to Miami on Dec. 22, 2001.
In Reid's case, there was a small thread of TATP running through 100 grams of PETN attached to a powder-fuse running through his shoelace, a method later used by Palestinian Hamas militants in their suicide bomb belts against Israeli targets.
It is hard to imagine that, given Iran's involvement in training Hizballah and Hamas terrorists, its bomb experts were unaware for the advantages and shortcomings of PETN as a tool of terror.
This explosive substance has the advantage of being virtually undetectable by conventional X-ray screening or sniffer dogs and is easily transported even in fluids, so that stopping these plots requires good intelligence.
While small amounts of PETN can be deadly, it is very hard to detonate - even by well-trained operatives.
Therefore, unless intelligence methods and security measures are drastically overhauled, say our counter-terror experts, the terrorists will eventually succeed.
Now, James, how you adapt to this "Intel Info" is up to you. If you act as "Jimmy Carter" once did, then more and more US Service Personnel will have to die, as well as Afghanis and Iraqis.
If you own up to the fact, that, maybe, just maybe, James Lankford might not be up to speed in what he believes about the "World-wide-Ishmaelite-Throat-Slitting" endeavors, our Military personnel will be benefited, and maybe they will be able to "all" come home at the end of the day.
It is my prayer, that, since you did win the election, "fair and square" that you will pick up the "Responsibilities" you have as our 5th District Congressman, and do Oklahoma a good job during your time in Congress.
I remain, just a "Servant of the Lord God of the Hebrews!"
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL