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Unread postPosted: September 20th, 2019, 4:36 am 
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He was a naturalized American who's true allegiance was to a terrorist organization.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ne ... u-n1056716
Alexei Saab allegedly took photos and video of sites such as the United Nations, the Statue of Liberty and Boston's Fenway Park as potential targets.

NEW YORK — A New Jersey man who allegedly photographed or recorded video of landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, the White House and Boston's Fenway Park as potential terrorism targets in the early to mid-2000s has been charged with terror offenses by authorities who say he was working on behalf of Hezbollah's Islamic Jihad Organization.

Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, was arrested July 9 after being questioned during 11 separate sessions with FBI agents since the spring. Besides terror charges in a nine-count indictment returned Thursday, he was also charged with marriage fraud. A message for comment was left with Saab's attorney.

During interviews, Saab told agents he took photographs of buildings and locations including Quincy Market and the Prudential Center in Boston and the Capitol Building, Congress and the White House in Washington, D.C., according to a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court. A video of Fenway Park that authorities say was recovered from one of Saab's electronic devices was included in the complaint.

Authorities say Saab took surveillance at dozens of locations in New York City, including the United Nations, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Empire State Building and airports, tunnels and bridges and provided information on those locations to the Islamic Jihad Organization.

Besides surveillance activities in the United States, authorities said he also operated abroad, including trying to murder a man he later understood to be a suspected Israeli spy and gathering intelligence for Hezbollah in Istanbul, Turkey. The complaint said he pointed a weapon at the individual at close range and pulled the trigger twice, but the firearm did not fire.

Authorities said Saab joined Hezbollah in 1996 and attended training in 1999, where he learned about firearms, including how to handle military assault rifles and grenades. In 2004 and 2005, he was trained in explosives in Lebanon, they said.

Saab entered the U.S. legally in November 2000 and became a citizen in 2008.

Saab was charged with marriage fraud for allegedly marrying a co-conspiracy in 2012 under false pretenses.

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Unread postPosted: September 20th, 2019, 11:20 am 
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Seems he surveilled over 15 US landmarks for Hizzbullah

Hizzbullah is NOT an independent / self propelled group of islamists like Al Q, ISIS and other Sunni groups

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It is an arm of the Shia Govt of Iran that does nothing that is not directly ordered by Iran.

Everything & Anything they do is an Act of a Country against another country- i.e. an "Act of War"

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Unread postPosted: September 20th, 2019, 1:09 pm 
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cc wrote:
Seems he surveilled over 15 US landmarks for Hizzbullah

Hizzbullah is NOT an independent / self propelled group of islamists like Al Q, ISIS and other Sunni groups

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It is an arm of the Shia Govt of Iran that does nothing that is not directly ordered by Iran.

Everything & Anything they do is an Act of a Country against another country- i.e. an "Act of War"

How did they know about him for so long and not apprehend him?

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Unread postPosted: September 20th, 2019, 1:26 pm 
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Not sure - must have kept eyes on him for long time hoping to find out all they could (and if there were others etc.) before nailing him

The pros are usually after network if there is one, not just individual actors

This turned out to be the biggest and most deadly network on earth .. I hope they have leads on his bosses

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Investigating terrorism is a lot like investigating drug dealers. You watch the little fish until you identify the big fish.

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Unread postPosted: September 20th, 2019, 7:39 pm 
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Exactly - and well said

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Unread postPosted: September 20th, 2019, 8:00 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
Investigating terrorism is a lot like investigating drug dealers. You watch the little fish until you identify the big fish.

Even little fish can cause havoc.

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Gaon wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Investigating terrorism is a lot like investigating drug dealers. You watch the little fish until you identify the big fish.

Even little fish can cause havoc.

But, they are being used by great white sharks.

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Unread postPosted: September 21st, 2019, 4:58 pm 
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Gaon wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Investigating terrorism is a lot like investigating drug dealers. You watch the little fish until you identify the big fish.

Even little fish can cause havoc.


Only if the big fish facilitates it.

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Bricktop wrote:
Gaon wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Investigating terrorism is a lot like investigating drug dealers. You watch the little fish until you identify the big fish.

Even little fish can cause havoc.


Only if the big fish facilitates it.

exactly

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Bricktop wrote:
Gaon wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Investigating terrorism is a lot like investigating drug dealers. You watch the little fish until you identify the big fish.

Even little fish can cause havoc.


Only if the big fish facilitates it.

Lone wolf attacks are inspired by a larger terror organization.

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Unread postPosted: September 23rd, 2019, 4:21 pm 
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And often also crafted by a larger terror organization

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Unread postPosted: September 23rd, 2019, 5:59 pm 
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And often also crafted by a larger terror organization

Precisely.

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