Nov. 20, 2013
By JAMES GORDON MEEK, CINDY GALLI and BRIAN ROSS
Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees, according to FBI agents investigating the remnants of roadside bombs recovered from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky -- who later admitted in court that they'd attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq -- prompted the bureau to assign hundreds of specialists to an around-the-clock effort aimed at checking its archive of 100,000 improvised explosive devices collected in the war zones, known as IEDs, for other suspected terrorists' fingerprints.
"We are currently supporting dozens of current counter-terrorism investigations like that," FBI Agent Gregory Carl, director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), said in an ABC News interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC News' "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline".
"I wouldn't be surprised if there were many more than that," said House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul. "And these are trained terrorists in the art of bombmaking that are inside the United States; and quite frankly, from a homeland security perspective, that really concerns me."
As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.
Suspect in Kentucky Discovered to Have Insurgent Past
An intelligence tip initially led the FBI to Waad Ramadan Alwan, 32, in 2009. The Iraqi had claimed to be a refugee who faced persecution back home -- a story that shattered when the FBI found his fingerprints on a cordless phone base that U.S. soldiers dug up in a gravel pile south of Bayji, Iraq on Sept. 1, 2005. The phone base had been wired to unexploded bombs buried in a nearby road.
JUST HOW STUPID DOES THE GOVT THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE....THERE ARE OVER 30 AL QAEDA TRAINING CAMPS IN AMERICA...STRATEGICALLY PLACED IN THIS COUNTRY. IT WOULD AMAZE ME IF SOMEONE ACTUALLY READ THE IMMIGRATION LAWS....THERE ARE SPECIFIC COUNTRIES NAMED, WHERE PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE U.S. FROM. I CAN ALMOST UNDERSTAND HOW NAZI WAR CRIMINALS WERE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH THEIR LYING AND COVERING UP TO GET INTO THIS COUNTRY...THEY GOT IN HERE YEARS AGO, ILLEGALLY, THERE IS NO REASON WHY ANYONE IS GETTING INTO THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY TODAY...AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT BORDER CROSSERS.
REOPEN ELLIS ISLAND, I DON'T CARE HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO DO IT...OUR MONEY IS BEING PISSED AWAY ANYWAYS....NO ONE IMMIGARTES INTO THIS COUNTRY OTHER THAN THROUGH ELLIS ISLAND.
U R absolutely right...these camps need to be terminated....it's time to put the military on this ...
The Nazi war criminals still are...G Soros comes to mind.....one evil, evil dude....
Unbelievable our leaders our not protecting us..but handing us over to sleep with the enemy....
Because "our leaders" (some) are the enemy...they pretend to be otherwise and Americans are stoooooopid to think otherwise....
We need to catch these terrorist and put them back in prison or just Hang Them. No more threat !
When you have an illegal alien Kenyan born Marxist Muslim "COMMUNIST" "Manchurian Candidate" Barry Soetoro/Barck Obama in power of the US government, leaving all of our borders unprotected what more can you expect????? WAKE UP AMERICA!!
He is probably the leader of the pack...tear us down from within!
Well color me Surprised! NOT! NO ONE in their RIGHT mind thought it was a good idea to allows Refugees, from countries we are actively at war with, access to our countrys imagration system instead of being treated as what they were, refugees? These people were allowed to enter and were given the SAME perks and benifits that the illegals, the "Dreamers", were awarded for entering our country illegally. Heck, what could possibley go wrong with a great plan like that?
It only took four years to figure that out?
If they found one you can bet there are a hundred more.
They don't change from Islam teaching of killing infidels into loving Christians anymore than 0bama has!