Monday, March 23, 2015
TAMPA – Jurors in the trial of a Pinellas County man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in the Tampa Bay area have found him guilty on both counts. Prosecutors said Sami Osmakac was acting on his extreme religious beliefs when he tried to launch a terrorist attack in Tampa. He was arrested in January 2012. The jury found Osmakac guilty of having an unregistered automatic weapon and trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. Agents said possible targets included night clubs in the Ybor City area, the Operations Center of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Ybor City and the Seminole Hardrock Casino.
The Intercept’s Trevor Aaronson has long investigated the FBI’s use of informants in sting operations. In his new article, he tells the story of Sami Osmakac, aN unstable young man who was targeted by an elaborately orchestrated FBI sting in early 2012. The FBI provided the weapons seen in a so-called martyrdom video Osmakac filmed before he planned to deliver what he believed was a car bomb to a bar in Tampa, Florida. The informant was a man named Abdul Dabus, and Dabus was a well-known businessman in the Tampa community, and, in fact, was an associate of Sami Al-Arian, who was the University of South Florida professor who was charged under the PATRIOT Act and just recently accepted deportation to Turkey. Abdul Dabus was well known in the Tampa community and ran a Middle Eastern market in Tampa, Florida. What I discovered through records was that Abdul Dabus was also in rough financial straits when he worked this operation with the FBI. His house was under foreclosure proceedings. His business was under foreclosure proceedings. He owed money around town, according to civil complaints that had been filed against him. And the FBI gave him $20,000 to participate in this plot. And although Abdul Dabus, in my interview with him in Gaza, which is where he now is, says he wasn’t motivated by money, his financial circumstances such as they were when he met Sami Osmakac, that he was under multiple foreclosures and owed money across town, certainly suggested that $20,000 would have gone a long way. And that’s not an unusual situation for informants.
My pal Abdul R. Dabus in Tampa Fl was linked to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization boss Sami Al-Arian that is why the FBI used him to play Sami Osmakac. According to the FBI Abdul R. Dabus had provided information on other terror related investigations he was a confidential informant (CI), Dabus disputes the FBI’s claim in court records that he was known to provide reliable information in the past.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CLERK, COURT CASE DISMISSED 6/23/09, ABDUL R. DABUS V. BILL WARNER dba WBI INC PRIVATE DETECTIVE AGENCY. On April 26th 2007 Abdul Raouf Dabus filed suit against William Warner and WBI inc Private Detective Agency and the http://www.wbipi.com website for posting what he felt was a defamatory article on Mr. Dabus linking him and his used car lot to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organization in Tampa and in Gaza (where he is from).
At the time of the lawsuit, Abdul R. Dabus was the owner VIP Motors a used car lot on N. Florida Ave in Tampa Fl. When the lawsuit was filed against me, Bill Warner, I had been working as a confidential informant (CI) for the Bureau of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a support of terrorism case out of Tampa that involved shipping used cars to the Middle East for re-sale, the FBI has since taken over the Sarasota case as there are obvious links to support of terrorism. Abdul Raouf Dabus is a long time associate of convicted terrorist supporter (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) Sami Al-Arian, they ran a business called “copy time” that printed flyers for solicitations in Tampa for the families of suicide bombers in the West Bank and Gaza.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at http://www.wbipi.com