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Date: October 10, 2007 3:04:28 PM PDT
Subject: SITE Gets Sore Eyes

White House Leak to Fox News

Severed a Link to Al-Qaeda's Secrets

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/09/ AR2007100900791_2.html?hpid=topnews


... SITE -- an acronym for the Search for International Terrorist Entities -- was established in 2002 with the stated goal of tracking and exposing terrorist groups, according to the company's Web site. Katz, an Iraqi-born Israeli citizen whose father was executed by Saddam Hussein in the 1960s, has made the investigation of terrorist groups a passionate quest.

Quoting Rita Katz --a Jersey housewife stereotypically married to a doctor-- who operates SITE as a "home-based business" out of her garage: "Mata Hari has nothing on me."

"We were able to establish sources that provided us with unique and important information into al-Qaeda's hidden world," Katz said. Her company's income is drawn from subscriber fees and contracts.

Katz said she decided to offer an advance copy of the bin Laden video to the White House without charge so officials there could prepare for its eventual release.

She spoke first with White House counsel Fred F. Fielding, whom she had previously met, and then with Joel Bagnal, deputy assistant to the president for homeland security. Both expressed interest in obtaining a copy, and Bagnal suggested that she send a copy to Michael Leiter, who holds the No. 2 job at the National Counterterrorism Center.

Administration and intelligence officials would not comment on whether they had obtained the video separately. Katz said Fielding and Bagnal made it clear to her that the White House did not possess a copy at the time she offered hers.

Around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, Katz sent both Leiter and Fielding an e- mail with a link to a private SITE Web page containing the video and an English transcript. "Please understand the necessity for secrecy," Katz wrote in her e-mail. "We ask you not to distribute . . . [as] it could harm our investigations."

Fielding replied with an e-mail expressing gratitude to Katz. "It is you who deserves the thanks," he wrote, according to a copy of the message. There was no record of a response from Leiter or the national intelligence director's office.

Exactly what happened next is unclear. But within minutes of Katz's e-mail to the White House, government-registered computers began downloading the video from SITE's server, according to a log of file transfers. The records show dozens of downloads over the next three hours from computers with addresses registered to defense and intelligence agencies.

By midafternoon, several television news networks reported obtaining copies of the transcript. A copy posted around 3 p.m. on the Fox News Web site referred to SITE and included page markers identical to those used by the group. "This confirms that the U.S. government was responsible for the leak of this document," Katz wrote in an e-mail to Leiter at 5 p.m.

Al-Qaeda supporters, now alerted to the intrusion into their secret network, put up new obstacles that prevented SITE from gaining the kind of access it had obtained in the past, according to Katz.

A small number of private intelligence companies compete with SITE in scouring terrorists' networks for information and messages, and some have questioned the company's motives and methods, including the claim that its access to al-Qaeda's network was unique. One competitor, Ben Venzke, founder of IntelCenter, said he questions SITE's decision -- as described by Katz -- to offer the video to White House policymakers <i.e., PR men> rather than quietly share it with intelligence analysts.

"It is not just about getting the video first," Venzke said. "It is about having the proper methods and procedures in place to make sure that the appropriate intelligence gets to where it needs to go in the intelligence community and elsewhere in order to support ongoing counterterrorism operations."

Staff writer Spencer S. Hsu contributed to this report.



"This new video was not posted on any established Islamic web site. It was 'intercepted' by a Jew named Rita Katz and turned over to the news. This is not the first Al-Qaeda tape that Rita Katz has turned over to the news." http://www.savethemales.ca/ 001887.html

Tonight on 60 Minutes:

Terrorist Chicken Laundering
By John Sugg, Creative Loafing (Atlanta)
Posted on June 12, 2003

Beware, if you visit Gainesville, Ga., of the terrorist chickens, alleged feathered friends of Osama bin Laden operating out of training camps (OK, deep fryers) near the shores of Lake Lanier. So says CBS News' "60 Minutes." The "60 Minutes" scenario, according to a breathless source on the respected TV news magazine, is that maybe 10 million chickens are recruited each year to become, um, martyrs for al-Qaeda. The loopy- sounding theory (although stated as fact) is that chickens disappear from a poultry farm's ledger books, and quicker than you can say "secret seasonings," the proceeds are funneled to terrorist groups.

The venerable news program touts as its hallmark an abundance of diligent research. But not apparently on the chicken/terrorism story. No proof in any form is offered that even one chicken was "laundered," much less that millions were, as the network's source alleges.

Lawsuits filed this month in Atlanta and Washington claim much was amiss with CBS's fact-checking -- mainly that the network didn't check facts before it claimed several Muslim groups based in Herndon, Va., had terrorist ties.

For a start, the litigation contends, correspondent Bob Simon never bothered to ask Mar-Jac Poultry of Gainesville -- whose investors include some individuals connected to the Virginia groups -- about its squadrons of alleged terrorist-tinged fowls.

Instead, Simon relied on a woman called "Anonymous" who, in her lurid book dubbed "Terrorist Hunter," boasts: "Mata Hari had nothing on me."

With the media flagellating itself over credibility problems following the Jayson Blair meltdown at The New York Times, the use of anonymous sources is risky territory. Readers and viewers suspect that accounts from such sources are often embellished.

So, you'd think "60 Minutes" would be a tad wary of a woman who perceives herself as a femme fatale -- and who unabashedly boasts that she's an invaluable asset to right-thinking federal agents and a bane to bumbling G-men.

In the "60 Minutes" report, Anonymous -- later identified as a self- appointed spy named Rita Katz -- points to a chart that purportedly shows the flow of dollars from the Virginia outfits to Osama bin Laden. Mar-Jac Poultry, a pillar of Gainesville business since 1948, is named on the chart.

"Chicken is one of the things that no one can really track down," Katz says to CBS' Simon. "If you say in one year that you lost 10 million chickens, no one can prove it. They just died. You can't trace money with chickens."

The organizations were searched by customs agents last year. But, Katz claims to be the international super spy (0.007?) who donned a burkha and penetrated Muslim groups -- the Virginia raids were her handiwork. (No charges have been filed, and Mar-Jac's lawyers say they've been told their client isn't a target.)

"CBS News aided and abetted a disguised and anonymous character assassin's hit-and-run tactics," says Nancy Luque, a Washington lawyer for the Muslim groups. Luque is demanding $80 million for her clients in Washington. Her Atlanta colleague, former federal prosecutor Wilmer "Buddy" Parker, seeks an unspecified amount that's certain to be in the millions.

Despite the penchant of CBS' Simon for ambush interviews -- with the implied admission of guilt by those who won't talk -- he wouldn't respond to my written questions. A CBS spokesman assumed the litigation posture, claiming the network had committed no sin.

Katz, meanwhile, wouldn't answer specific questions about her evidence and where she gets her funding. She did huff: "The more aggressive your attack on us, the more everyone will realize what an excellent job we are doing."

Now you know how I felt, Ms. Katz. I just finished with a lawsuit with your mentor -- which I won.

Beginning in the early 1990s, there was a concerted effort by some supporters of Israel's right-wing Likud Party to silence Palestinian voices and undermine the peace process in the Middle East. Leading the pack was self-styled terrorism expert Steven Emerson. Katz was his "research director" until sometime last year when the two split.

Emerson has one word for Arabs and Muslims -- "terrorist." He made so many gaffes -- most memorable, his 1995 attempt on CBS to link the Oklahoma City bombing to Muslims -- he has been run out of many respectable newsrooms. His response was the smear job. When the Washington Post shunned him, he branded the paper "pro-Hamas." When the Miami Herald strafed Emerson's shoddy claims, he wrote the city's Jewish leaders claiming the paper's reporter "was nothing short of racist."

As The Nation reported in 1995: "Intellectual terrorism seems to be a part of Emerson's standard repertoire. So is his penchant for papering his critics with threatening lawyers' letters."

I was one of those papered.

In 1998, I wrote several articles focused on Palestinian academics at the University of South Florida. Emerson was the prime mover of allegations against the academics, via his own work and through a Tampa Tribune reporter he recruited.

Included in my reports were several disclosures that punctured Emerson's already damaged reputation:

-- He had told a congressional panel (and he would later write in his 2002 make-a-buck-off-9-11 book, "American Jihad") that a group of Islamic extremists had eluded law enforcement, and federal agents had warned Emerson that the terrorists intended to kill him. I sent the congressional statement to the Justice Department. Spokesman John Russell said the department's criminal division knew Emerson, but didn't know about any threat to his life.

(Later, after meeting with Emerson and his lawyers, Russell's boss wrote that someone in the FBI knew of a death threat and warned Emerson; that assertion was and remains hearsay. But Emerson's lawyers, in a court hearing, said an agent of State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, not the FBI, alerted Emerson to the threat. Neither Justice nor the FBI has ever vouched for the inflammatory details in Emerson's tale.)

-- Emerson in 1997 promised Associated Press high-level FBI documents, but never delivered, reporters Richard Cole and Fred Bayles told me. Emerson finally provided Cole and Bayles a paper with many portions blacked out. Cole and Bayles had obtained the same document -- without the deletions -- from Emerson's assistant. It became apparent to the reporters that the redacted portions were self-referencing phrases. "It was really his work," Cole told me. "He sold it to us trying to make it look like a really interesting FBI document."

My reporting outed Emerson's veracity problems to two key constituencies -- the federal government and the media. In 1999, he sued my paper (CL's sister in Tampa, the Weekly Planet), AP's Cole and me. That suit, because of repeated stalls by Emerson, dragged on for four years.

It would take 9-11 to resurrect Emerson, who now is a chattering head on MSNBC.

But Emerson lost his lawsuit. A judge ordered him to produce proof of his allegations. Last month, Emerson ran away.

We have to wonder if Emerson's proof ever existed. Not a single federal agent (and he claims to have many as pals) would come forward, take an oath, and say, "Emerson told the truth." Not a single document to bolster his version. No proof. Nada. Zilch.

Rita Katz parrots Emerson's old tales. They claimed victory after Palestinians were arrested earlier this year in Tampa -- although the basis for the indictments, recently revealed federal wiretaps, was not the "proof" long cited by Emerson and his allies.

Katz's book pretends to be a history. Strange history. For example, she misses by almost a full half-year the date when a notorious terrorist leader left the United States and returned to the Middle East. That error is an astounding one for an "expert."

The book appears to have two purposes -- to broadly link domestic Muslim and Arab groups with Osama bin Laden, and to undermine the FBI.

The first is easy to understand; it's basic agitprop, the Big Lie. Failure to understand the reality and nuances of Islam and the Arab street has fueled a turf war among government law enforcement agencies. Katz and Emerson are merchants of ignorance -- and they need gullible law enforcement agencies.

Katz's book slams the FBI and glorifies Customs -- with such elegant prose as "the jerks from the FBI." At issue was which agency would head a money-laundering operation known as Green Quest.

In May, the FBI won the fight, much to Katz's dismay.

A former high-level CIA counterterrorism official calls Katz's book "a joke."

"It is clear that the FBI thinks that Customs' investigation of [the Virginia Muslim groups] was being run by a bunch of amateurs," the official, Vince Cannistraro, told me, "and that perception played a part in Justice/FBI's play to take away terrorist financing investigations from Customs."

Cannistraro also said Customs was compromised in the Virginia (and chicken farm) attacks by a political agenda -- thanks to Katz, Emerson and company.

Katz depicts the FBI as venal and incompetent. That's not my assessment, and I've known many agents for years.

Of course, Katz relies on officials such as Immigration and Naturalization Service agent Dan Cadman -- who was nailed in the 1990s for deceiving a congressional task force and then covering up his deceits.

The FBI has had its share of blemishes, but that has a lot more to do with politics at the top than with the dedication of the grunt agents. I asked one of them, Tampa counterterrorism supervisor Jay Koerner, if he thought Katz had contributed much to investigations of terrorists. Koerner replied: "Hell, no."

So, you know what I think? I'll bet those chickens in north Georgia aren't terrorists after all.


Cyber Jihad: The Phantom Menace

July 13th, 2007

About the same time the story broke of US soldiers in Iraq trading photos of dead Iraqis for porn, the various media outlets in UK were bombarded with messages of a new terrorist initiative: an alleged organization by the name of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) had just launched a new online channel, the Voice of the Caliphate where from now on it will broadcast its messages. The message was forwarded by someone at the BBC to my PhD supervisor and media analyst, David Miller, who decided to have a look. The website seemed to have been put together in a hurry, and had nothing except screen shot of a purported broadcast. It had a link to a video, except when he tried to download, it said the site had exceeded its 16 downloads limit. At that point he asked me to find the source of the news.

When I checked the source of the news, it turned out to be an organization called Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE). The name in itself is dubious enough, but on further look it turned out that it is an Israeli intelligence front, founded by Rita Katz, an Iraqi born daughter of an Israeli spy and Josh Devon, a neocon from Wolfowitz’s SAIS at Johns Hopkins.

It seemed curious that Voice of the Caliphate which had yet to make its debut on the world scene make its first appearance not via the familiar channels, but through the website of an organization called Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE).

On further investigation it turns out that there were no references to it or its supposed parent group (GIMF), prior to a Washington Post article from August 7, 2005 where Rebecca Givner-Forbes from the Terrorism Research Center, another dubious organization, makes a reference to GIMF. Besides SITE, the only other references to it are from Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), an Israeli intelligence front. French terrorologist Jean-Pierre Filiu in an interview claimed the organization has been around since 2003, except there are no references to it anywhere prior to August 7, 2005. On Lexis/Nexis, the bulk of present references come from a Zionist-extremist weblog, The Jawa Report.

It appears to me the organization is a figment of the Israeli intelligence and its neocon cohorts’ rather fertile imagination. It is useful in creating diversions if there is damaging news. It is also useful in incriminating those who fall foul of the warmongers. For example, reporting on the Al-Jazeera correspondent Taysir Alony’s conviction in a Spanish court, the SITE quoted some laudatory comments from “VOC” to imply guilt and took for granted Alony’s alleged role in “helping to finance al-Qaeda by acting as a courier for the group during reporting work in Afghanistan”.

In 2002 it was reported that the Bush administration had gathered a bevy of Hollywood producers to conjure up the most improbable terrorist scenarios against which the department of homeland security would then defend the country.

Zbigniew Brzezinski has already warned against this unchecked growth of the ["private"] security industry, which can’t but sustain itself through the conjuring up of phantom menaces.



http://thx1138.wordpress.com/2006/11/20/how-to-become-an-instant- expert-on-the-middle-east/

Some of these think tanks are huge, while others are boiler room operations involving no more than an individual with a computer. Instead of blogging, these lone hacks write “studies” that support Zionist wars of aggression. One example of a boiler room agent (again chosen at random by the editors of AGAINST ZIONISM) is the abrasive Rita Katz (below right), an Iraq-born Jewess whose family emigrated to Israel, where she married a Jewish doctor. Later the doctor got a job in the USA.

She tried working at a couple of different jobs, but employers found her pushiness intolerable. When the Bush regime engineered 9-11 (with funding from the Saudis and guidance from Mossad) Katz realized that few people in the U.S. government knew anything about the Middle East other than, “Israel good, all others bad.” (Most Congressmen today still don’t know the difference between Shiites and Sunnis.) Voila–she had stumbled upon a Goyim goldmine.

Because Katz was born in Iraq, she spoke Arabic, and started translating documents in her spare time. Then she presented her results to anyone who would listen. Like most people in her “profession,” Katz is a failed novelist, but found that the Goyim are willing to pay for imaginary terror “threats” that involve everything from botulism to poisoned adhesive on the back of printed postage stamps.

Katz published a “non-fiction” book titled Terrorist Hunter: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America. In it, Katz arrogantly boasts that, “the F.B.I. didn’t possess one-thousandth of my knowledge on the relevant issues.”

Since Katz is female, the program “60 Minutes” brought her in for a segment on her book. Katz, who fancies herself a secret agent (as does everyone else in the Zionist propaganda game) appeared on “60 Minutes” wearing a disguise.

Occasionally her arrogance and stupidity get her into trouble, as when she told authorities that Mar-Jac Poultry, a Georgia chicken farm, was sending money to terrorists. The charge was absurd, and Mar-Jac Poultry filed a lawsuit against Katz.

Regarding translation, an Arabic word can have four or five different meanings, but when Katz “renders” an Arabic document “correctly,” it turns out to be a call for suicide bombing. Fortunately the Goyim don’t know the difference. Unfortunately the field of “open-source counterterrorism” is now packed with James Bond wannabees who fight each other for attention.

Katz realized she had to find a niche, so she teamed up with one Josh Devon, who she met at school. Mr. Devon had majored in social sciences in college, and faced a lifetime of flipping burgers and sitting at home reading science fiction novels.

Thus he was delighted when Katz showed him how to exploit the horror of 9-11 for fun and profit. Now Devon <who's still attending school> runs Katz’ “Search for International Terrorist Entities” web site.

The subject of translations brings us to a special category of “think tanks” that focus on creative interpretations of documents from the Middle East. This is a crucial area, since the Goyim “know,” for example, that Iran’s President Ahmadinejad said, “Israel must be wiped off the face of the map.” The Goyim “know” this because it’s been repeated countless times in the news media. Of course this is another Zionist lie, like the hoax about Jews having to wear stars in Iran. No such idiom exists in Farsi. Ahmadinejad simply quoted an old speech of the Ayatollah Khomeini, who said, (translated strictly) “The occupation regime over Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.”

Among the leaders in Zionist “translation” services is the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which was started by two flaming Zionist Jews. One was Yigal Carmon, a former colonel from Israeli military intelligence. The other was Meyrav Wurmser, whose Jew hubby Douglas was special assistant to beaver-haired John Bolton when the latter was an Undersecretary of State. In 2004, the FBI charged Douglas Wurmser with passing espionage secrets to AIPAC and to Ahmad Chalabi. After that, Douglas Wurmser slithered off to the place where all Zionists go when they are out of power or out of favor: a think tank. Today he is a member of the ultra- Zionist American Enterprise Institute.

Back in 1996, Douglas Wurmser and his wife Meyrav helped Richard Perle and Douglas Feith write the “Clean Break” paper (the actual title was “Rebuilding Zionism”), which called for an end to peace talks with Palestinians. It also urged the bombing of Syria, and demanded that the Goyim invade Iraq.

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