UPDATED September 13th, 2010
The Broward Bulldog News, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, and the Miami Herald are all involved in a Federal Lawsuit filed against the FBI and the DOJ seeking release of secret information about an undisclosed FBI investigation that took place in Sarasota Fl in late 2001 and all of 2002 that targeted a Sarasota Saudi family living in the gated community of Prestancia Sarasota Fl who linked to Mohamed Atta and other Al-Qaeda operatives before 9/11/2001. Al-Qaeda operatives Mohamed Atta and Adnan el-Shukrijumah who just happened to be used car dealers, were at the 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl address on numerous occasions.
MOHAMED ATTA WAS A USED CAR DEALER IN HAMBURG By Peter Finn Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, September 15, 2001; Page A15… At the university and in his work as a car dealer, Atta gave no indication to casual acquaintances of having extremist beliefs. “He made such a friendly impression,” said Abdullah Bozkurt, 59, a dealer who knew Atta from the open-air car market on Hamburg’s Feld Street, where both traded. The cell’s financier, was another native Syrian, Muhammed Galeb Kalaje Zouaydi. He ran construction and real estate companies in Madrid as fronts to receive and funnel money to pay for al-Qaida operations. Some $3.1 million entrusted to Zouaydi by “Islamic investors” inside and outside Spain is unaccounted for, the indictment charged, see BBC News link
According to lawsuit filed by the Broward Bulldog online newspaper and Dan Christensen against the DOJ and the FBI in US District Court, Southern District of Florida, Sarasota Saudi Family members had Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, Wissam Hammoud and Adnan El-Shukrijumah over to 4224 Escondito Circle Sarasota Fl Prior to the 9/11 suicide jetliner attack. According to security people at the Prestancia gated community in Sarasota the license plates of vehicles owned by Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, Wissam Hammoud and Adnan El-Shukrijumah had been to 4224 Escondito Circle Prior to 9/11 Attack. During the time period of June 2000 to August of 2001 Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, Wissam Hammoud and Adnan El-Shukrijumah appear to have visited wealthy Saudi business Esam Ghazzawi and his son-in law Abdulaziz al-Hijji at 4224 Escondito Circle Prior to 9/11 Attack. I had run the license plate of Mohamed Atta, D79DDV, on May 27 2002 it was on a 1989 red Pontiac, Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi had been living on W. Laurel Rd in Nokomis Fl.
MAMOUN DARKAZANLI CAR IMPORTER/EXPORTER IN HAMBURG MET WITH ATTA/ PBS FRONT LINE
..DARKAZANLI COMPANY a.k.a. MAMOUN DARKAZANLI–CAR IMPORT/EXPORT COMPANY; HAMBURG GR -(SPECIALLY DESIGNATED TERRORIST). LINKS TO FUNDING MOHAMED ATTA & 9/11 HIJACKERS, BUSINESS ASSOCIATE OF IMAD YARKAS IN SPAIN. INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF USED CAR DEALERS LINKED TO 9/11 TERRORISM by BILL WARNER, INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF USED CAR DEALERS LINKED TO FUNDING 9/11 ATTACK ON THE USA. STOLEN VEHICLES WERE IMPORTED INTO MADRID, HAMBURG, JEDDAH SA AND DUBAI UAE (Jebel Ali) FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The Spanish cell’s alleged mastermind was 40-year-old Imad Yarkas, a Syrian-born used car dealer (importer) with a Spanish wife and five children. He was jailed in Madrid in November 2001, one of about 40 alleged Islamic extremists arrested in Spain since the 9/11 attacks. Yarkas was convicted and sent to prison in Nov 2006 for 27 years.
“You’ve got twenty to thirty-thousand higher-end stolen vehicles leaving Canada every year and they are worth $50,000 each,” Richard Dubin, vice-president of investigative services of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, told CTV News.Recent history has demonstrated that there are few religious-ideological barriers in the world of international terrorism. The secular Ba’athist regime in Syria works closely with Hizballah as a secular Ba’athist regime in Iraq has developed ties to al-Qaeda. It would be a mistake to assume that Islamist international terror groups are driven primarily by the religious associations with radical Sunni or radical Shiite Islam. These groups have their own geopolitical interests in bridging this great Islamic divide – particularly their antipathy for the United States and its allies.
TOLEDO USED CAR DEALERS INDICTED ON TERRORISM CHARGES/TOLEDO BLADE MUSLIM USED CAR DEALERS IN TOLEDO INDICTED ON TERRORISM CHARGES; WASSIM MAZLOUM OWNS TWO USED CAR LOTS IN TOLEDO, “CITY AUTO SALES & RAM AUTO SALES”, HE AND 2 OTHERS WERE GOING TO ASSIST IRAQI TERRORISTS TO KILL U.S. SOLDIERS, Indictment: United States of America v. Mohammad Zaki Amawi …Mohammad Amawi, 28, Marwan El-Hindi, 45, and Wassim Mazloum, 27, face maximum sentences of life in prison. Prosecutors said the 3 Ohio men were learning to shoot guns and make explosives while raising money to fund their plans to wage a holy war against U.S. troops. Wassim Mazloum was going to use his business as cover for his ventures into Iraq, Mr. Mazloum was a used car importer/exporter,
Cops Bust Huge GTA-Based Auto Theft Rings CityNews.ca Staff. There are 19 of them, from various parts of Ontario. And if what police say they did is true, they’ve been very, very busy. The Provincial Auto Theft Team (PATT), an Ontario-wide task force that includes members from Toronto, York and Durham cops as well as the OPP, have broken up five huge auto and fraud theft rings that targeted high end luxury vehicles and other property. Authorities claim the men involved in the ring wound up hauling in more $1.5 million worth of merchandise. And the ill gotten goods they recovered span a remarkably wide spectrum. In addition to expensive automobiles like Lincolns, BMWs, Hummers, Cadillac Escalades and Mini Coopers, cops discovered 6 boats, 9 all-terrain vehicles, 5 commercial lawn mowers, some riding lawn tractors, a few washers and dryers, 9 weapons, $55,000 in cash, and more than $800,000 in drugs.
They allege the suspects also had a large amount of false Ontario drivers’ licenses, Canadian Citizenship cards and a host of bogus Social Insurance numbers with them. It took authorities five months to bring the gangs down, led by undercover officers who managed to gain the trust of those believed to have led the groups. Cops posed as purchasers, exporters and receivers of the goods, as they gathered evidence to close in on the men in a project they dubbed X5. “This was not random or petty car theft,” declares Det. Staff Sgt. Scott Mills. The groups involved were well-organized. The cars and the SUVs were destined for West Africa and the Middle East. Many of those accused are from Toronto, while others hail from Brampton, Mississauga, Markham and Vaughan.
THE AL-QAEDA HEAD GUY IN IRAQ IS A CAR/TRUCK BOMB EXPERT, PRIOR TO ASCENDING TO HIS NEW POSITION IN JUNE 2006, HE WAS IN CHARGE OF OPERATIONS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ TO THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER, HE HAS EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORKINGS OF ALL KINDS OF CARS, TRUCKS AND TANKERS. He has been a terrorist since 1982, when he joined Ayman al-Zawahri’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad.
AL-MASRI IS LINKED FROM 2004-2005 TO SALEH AL-OUFI THE USED CAR DEALER AND HEAD OF AL-QAEDA IN SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi analysts say SALEH AL-OUFI has been a formidable foe, he has been a key figure in Al-Qaeda since 1985.The Texas SUV found in Falluja Nov. 18 2004 was one of al-Masri’s truck bombs, the vehicle came from Houston TX via Dubai UAE to iraq, the used car company that sent the vehicle is based in Houston and Tampa Fl. Investigators said they are comparing several other cases where vehicles evidently stolen in the United States wound up in Syria or other Middle East countries and ultimately into the hands of Iraqi insurgent groups — including Al Qaeda in Iraq.
Inspector John E. Lewis, deputy assistant director of the FBI for counterterrorism said the origins of the vehicles in question were unearthed by tracing the vehicle identification numbers, or VINs. Some of the automobiles can be easily identified, specialists said, while others have had their VINs ground down or have been fitted with fake ones. Investigators believe the cars were stolen by local car thieves in US cities, then smuggled to waiting ships at ports in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Houston, among other cities (Tampa). QUOTE FROM CNN ARTICLE, “al-Masri began to work with al-Zarqawi in Falluja, “then he later became, we think, basically the Emir of Southern Iraq” for the group, Major General William Caldwell said”.
ABDURAHMAN ALAMOUDI USED CAR DEALER ALSO FUNDING TERRORISM/NY SUN ABDURAHMAN ALAMOUDI GETS 23 YEARS OF JAIL TIME IN TERRORISM FINANCING CASE; HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF BOSTON, HE ALSO WAS THE OWNER OF SHIRLINGTON AUTO MART-USED CAR LOT IN ARLINGTON VA. The founder of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), Abdurahman Alamoudi, currently serving a 23-year sentence in a U.S. prison for illegal financial transactions and for his involvement in a scheme to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, he was caught with $340,000 in cash, 34 bundles of sequentially numbered $100 bills (money indirectly from the same Jeddah Saudi individuals linked in the Iraq Study Report) to be used to pay terrorists to kill the Saudi Crown Prince.
SCRAP-SALVAGED LEXUS SUV’S PURCHASED IN THE USA BY INTERNATIONAL CAR THEFT RING FOR THEIR VIN AND COMPUTER; Dubai Police have arrested three of a five-member high-tech gang of car thieves who stole 13 Lexus 4x4s, the men were purchasing similar vehicles from abroad (USA) that had been written off in accidents from on-line Auto Salvage Auctions as seen below, the Lexus RX 330, ACV price is the retail price prior to accident, selling price will be around $3,000 plus $1,200 to ship to Dubai. There was a Salvage Auto Auction, on-line, from South Tampa Friday 11/17/2006 with over 500 wrecked cars for sale, the buyers on-line were from the USA and Dubai UAE, Sharjah UAE, Jeddah SA, Nigeria and Karachi PK. The Dubai car thieves brought the salvaged USA Lexus SUV’s into the UAE, where they were taken to a scrap dealer. In Dubai the gang stole Luxury 4×4 Lexus cars which were broken into in a span of three to five minutes. The cars were taken away, and their personalised vehicle computers were replaced with the ones from the vehicles purchased from the USA Auto Salvage auctions. “The chassis numbers were changed (VIN) and the car-model plate replaced. That gave the stolen cars a different identity (a “Black Car”) – they now appeared to be legitimate vehicles purchased from abroad (USA).
INTERNATIONAL CAR THEFT RING BASED OUT OF TAMPA FL/ST PETE TIMES DUBAI AUTO SCAM AND TAMPA AUTO SCAM USED BY THE SAME INTERNATIONAL USED CAR THEFT GANG WITH TIES TO TERROISM. CARS WHERE SENT OUT OF TAMPA TO DUBAI UAE. ARRESTED AND CONVICTED IN TAMPA FL ARE CAMIL ASSAF AND NIZZAM DARWISH, ESCAPED IS SYRIAN MOHAMED AL-JALLAD AND TWO UNIDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALS (JOHN DOE’S). THE GANG RESPONDED TO NEWSPAPER ADS PLACED BY PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS IN MICHIGAN, VIRGINIA, GEORGIA AND OTHER STATES WHO WERE SEEKING TO SELL LATE MODEL USED CARS. THE GANG “PURCHASED” THE VEHICLES USING COUNTERFEIT BANK CHECKS WHICH WERE WORTHLESS AND TOOK THE CARS TO TAMPA FOR RESALE AND SHIPMENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY (DUBAI).EXACT SAME USED CAR SCAM IS RUN IN DUBAI, SEE LINK FROM MAY 2006, EXCEPT IN THIS CASE THE CARS ARE SHIPPED OUT OF DUBAI TO ABU DUBAI .
AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ IS FINANCED FROM PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND THE GULF STATES (DUBAI) AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ FINANCED BY “CAR DEALERS” IN SAUDI ARABIA; The U.S. Iraq Study Group report said Saudis are a source of funding for Sunni Arab insurgents (Al-Qaeda). Several truck drivers interviewed by The Associated Press described carrying boxes of cash from (Jeddah) Saudi Arabia into Iraq, money they said was headed for insurgents.In one recent case, an Iraqi official said $25 million in Saudi money went to a top Iraqi Sunni cleric and was used to buy weapons, including Strela, a Russian shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile. The missiles were purchased from someone in Romania. One of the major terrorist financier’s in Iraq is Mohamed Yousef Al-Naghi the exclusive BMW and Rolls Royce car dealer in Jeddah Saudi Arabia.
GOLDEN CHAIN LIST OF TERRORIST FINANCIER’S;
1). ABDULRAHMAN HASSAN SHARBATLY, CEO SAMACO GROUPS and SAMACO AUTOMOTIVE Jeddah SA, exclusive car dealer for AUDI, FERRARI, PORSCHE and VOLKSWAGEN autos. Founder and Board of Directors Riyad Bank Jeddah SA, 7th largest Saudi company and 2nd largest Saudi commercial bank
2). MOHAMED YOUSEF AL-NAGHI, Al Naghi Brothers Co., Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors, exclusive BMW importer and Rolls Royce in the Kingdom, Jeddah Saudi Arabia.
3). ABDEL QADER BAKRI (ABDULKADER [AL] BAKRI) CEO, Al Bakri International Power Co. Ltd (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), CEO-Al-Bakri Shipping Group (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), CEO-Alkhomasia Shipping and Maintenance Company Ltd (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
4). SALEH KAMEL (SALEH ABDULLAH KAMEL) CEO, Dallah Al Baraka (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) – 3rd largest Saudi company Chairman Arab Radio & Television (ART). Partner in Tamlik Company Ltd (with Mohamed Bin-laden, Saleh Bin-Laden)
5). ABDEL QADER FAQEEH (aka ADEL FAQIH and ADEL FAKIEH ) Board member–Ibn Baz Foundation, Chairman-Bank Al Jazira Jeddah SA, Current Mayor of Jeddah, Chairman & CEO of the SAVOLA Group of Companies in Jeddah…..And many, many more supporters of terrorism.
BERIUT USED CAR DEALER IS ALSO MILITARY COMMANDER FOR HEZBOLLAH/ FOX NEWS ….
Beirut used car dealer, Sheik Abbas Harake, is also, according to the U.S. government, a military commander for Hezbollah in Beirut; Ussd car dealer/ Hezbollah military commander Harake, received $3,500 from Dearborn’s Mohammad Hammoud in one documented transaction. Harake was the alleged conduit connecting the Charlotte NC cell to the military wing of Hezbollah. Hammoud’s attorney Cohen argued that Harake was just a used car salesman, who ran a humanitarian aid group for Hezbollah.
LUXURY CARS STOLEN IN LONDON SHIPPED TO DUBAI/BBC NEWS LONDON CAR THEFT RING OF PAKISTANI MUSLIMS BUSTED; STOLEN LUXURY CARS WERE SHIPPED TO DUBAI AND SOUTH AFRICA BY PAKISTANI CAR THIEVES IN LONDON FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CAR THEFT RING; The gang stole mostly Mercedes and BMWs, valued at between £20,000 and £80,000, and also a top-of-the-range Maserati Italian Sports Coupe. SENT TO PRISON ARE…. MANSHA KHAN, MOHAMMED DITA, NAVEED PARVEZ, MOHAMMED ILYAS AND MAJID GHOUSE.The thieves stole vehicles from across the UK and exported them via shipping containers to destinations including Sharja in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Legitimate shipping agents were duped into believing the containers held legitimate cargo to be exported via Dubai and Singapore. THE LUXURY CARS WERE SHIPPED FROM SOUTHAMPTON UK TO DUBAI (Jebel Ali Port) ON A SHIPPING LINE FOR REBIRTHING IN THE TRADE FREE ZONE, CARS OWNERSHIP WAS SWITCHED AND UNTRACEABLE “BLACK CARS” ARE BORN. Used Car Exporters from Tampa link to the International stolen car racket and the Support of Terrorism;