L.A., Houston Nuke Contractors Indicted for Smuggling $24M in Missile Tech to Iran

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via L.A., Houston Nuke Contractors Indicted for Smuggling $24M in Missile Tech to Iran – Breitbart.

Five individuals and four companies, including Iranian government and Centrifuge Technology company contractors, have been indicted for illegally exporting technology frequently used in military systems such as surface-air and cruise missiles to Iran. This technology is “frequently used in a wide range of military systems, including surface-air and cruise missiles,” according to the Department of Justice. $24 million worth of technology was allegedly sent to Iran starting in July 2010.

“The nine defendants charged in the indictment allegedly circumvented U.S. sanctions and illegally exported controlled microelectronics to Iran,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin. The elaborate path detailed in the indictment follows the technology on a route from the U.S. to Taiwan, then to Turkey and finally to Iran.

In a Friday Department of Justice (DOJ) release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas details the indictment and those charged, which include: Houston-based Smart Power Systems Inc. (SPS); Bahram Mechanic, 69, and Tooraj Faridi, 46, of Houston; Khosrow Afghahi, 71, of Los Angeles; and Faratel Corporation, co-owned by Mechanic and Afghahi in Iran. These individuals are described as “members of an Iranian procurement network operating in the United States.”

Mechanic and Afghahi are described in the indictment as “co-owners of Iran-based Faratel and its Houston-based sister company SPS.” The DOJ release continues: “Faratel designs and builds uninterruptible power supplies for various Iranian entities, including Iranian government agencies such as the Iranian Ministry of Defense, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and the Iranian Centrifuge Technology Company, according to the charges.”

Today’s unsealed indictment alleges, according to the release:

Between approximately July 2010 and the present, Mechanic and the others engaged in a conspiracy to obtain various commodities, including controlled U.S.-origin microelectronics. They then allegedly exported these to Iran, while carefully evading the government licensing system set up to control such exports. The microelectronics shipped to Iran allegedly included microcontrollers and digital signal processors. According to the indictment, these commodities have various applications, and are frequently used in a wide range of military systems, including surface-air and cruise missiles. Between July 2010 and the present, Mechanic’s network allegedly sent at least $24 million worth of commodities to Iran.

“The proliferation of sensitive U.S. technologies to Iran and the direct support to their military and weapons programs remains a clear threat to U.S. national security,” said Assistant Director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division Randall Coleman.

Seven foreign nationals and companies are also being added to the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Entity List in conjunction with the indictment. These individuals and companies allegedly “received, transshipped or otherwise facilitated the illegal export of controlled commodities by the defendants,” according to the DOJ release. “Those persons present a greater risk of diversion to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs, terrorism or other activities contrary to U.S. national security or foreign policy interests.”

Also charged as part of the scheme are Arthur Shyu and the Hosoda Taiwan Limited Corporation in Taiwan; Matin Sadeghi, 54, and Golsad Istanbul Trading Ltd. in Turkey.


Why hasn’t Hussein Obama been arrested for circumventing U.S. sanctions?

Democrats Embrace Terror Suspects On Hill During ‘Muslim Advocacy Day’

via Democrats Embrace Terror Suspects On Hill During ‘Muslim Advocacy Day’ – Investors.com.

Two-hundred eighty Muslim “leaders” stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, taking grip-and-grin photos with Democrats and even visiting the office of their national committee chief. Where was security?

We’re curious, because this two-day Islamist lobbying and political muscle flexing — dubbed “National Muslim Advocacy Day and Palestine Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill” — was organized by a radical Muslim Brotherhood umbrella group led by actual terrorism suspects.

At least one of them already has been behind bars, another has been the subject of both FBI and National Security Agency investigations and the rest “should be in jail, not on Capitol Hill” freely roaming the halls of American power, asserted a veteran FBI agent.

“These are leaders of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in America,” said John Guandolo. Yet “they are moving around the nation’s Capitol freely without any fear of the FBI or anyone else arresting them.”

And that’s precisely what they lobbied against — investigation and prosecution. Hundreds of these radical Muslim “activists” fanned out across the Hill to knock on doors of members of Congress to express their opposition to anti-terrorism investigations in the Muslim community and American mosques.

They also voiced support for a Palestinian state. Observers said their Palestine Advocacy Day was more like Bash Israel Day. And they held “seminars” in various Hill rooms. This was enemy infiltration out in the open, facilitated by Democrats.

Event organizer U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations is made up “entirely of Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organizations,” Guandolo said on his Understanding the Threat website. Warned CIA veteran Claire Lopez: “Representatives are being targeted in an influence operation by a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood political entity.”

And they are getting help on the inside. Democratic Reps. Andre Carson and Keith Ellison, Congress’ first Muslims, helped coordinate the event. Last June, both lawmakers attended an inaugural USCMO banquet in Washington. Neither text nor video from that dinner has been released to the press.

Carson recently was assigned by Nancy Pelosi to the House Intelligence Committee, putting a close affiliate with Muslim Brotherhood members — even unindicted co-conspirators identified by the Justice Department — on a panel that receives top secret briefings and materials from the U.S. intelligence community.

“The Muslim Brotherhood could view him as a conduit for their own influence operations back into Congress,” Lopez pointed out.

Carson shared the stage at the banquet with founding USCMO board member and radical Brooklyn imam Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing.

Another USCMO director is Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose organization has been identified as an unindicted co-conspirator in a major Hamas terrorist case.

The FBI has told Congress it refuses to conduct outreach with CAIR until its leaders can demonstrate they no longer have operational ties to Hamas leadership. The NSA recently put Awad under surveillance, according to leaked Edward Snowden documents.

USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal, moreover, is past president of the Mosque Foundation in Chicago, also named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas case.

Then there’s USCMO director Mazen Mokhtar, who in 2007 was arrested in New Jersey by FBI agents investigating him for ties to an al-Qaida terrorist in Britain who was convicted of plotting to blow up U.S. landmarks and warships, according to court documents.

It’s alarming that Muslim Brotherhood operatives who have stated in their founding documents that their objective is to infiltrate the U.S. government and carry out a “civilization jihad” against America have such a heavy hand inside our congressional leadership.

 

Obama accepts offer to open Turkish mega-mosque in Maryland

via Erdogan, Obama to open Turkish mosque in US: Turkish FM, 20 April 2015. h/t Iron Burka

The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey’s foreign minister said Sunday.

Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a three-day visit to Washington, visited the center that also has a middle-sized mosque, and lunched with representatives from the American Muslim community.

“During a phone call, President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan asked President (Barack) Obama to accompany him in opening the center together and President Obama accepted his offer’in principle,’” Cavusoglu told the representatives.

If Obama’s schedule allows at the time of the opening, he will accompany Erdogan.

The complex is built on a large area and consists of a coffee house, gift shops, cultural center, amphitheater and exhibition hall, computer lab, library, Turkish bath/hamam and guest house.

Cavusoglu said the center has been constructed as a place where all Muslims in the U.S. could come together and worship freely.

Recalling that Turkey has contributed to the construction of the center in Maryland, the top diplomat said Turkey has contributed to development and infrastructure projects in Muslim countries, citing Somalia, Djibouti and Myanmar.

“Our duty is to tell the true Islam which is a religion of peace. Islam does not tolerate terrorism. But unfortunately al-Qaeda and Daesh terror groups have tarnished the image of Islam,” he said.


As noted previously in Govt of Turkey Building Massive $100M Mosque Complex…in Maryland:

 Erdogan was jailed for inciting Muslims when he stated:

“The minarets are our bayonets; the domes are our helmets. Mosques are our barracks, the believers are soldiers. This holy army guards my religion. Almighty, Our journey is our destiny, the end is martyrdom.”

It must also be reiterated that the mega-mosque fortress will be used to wage legal jihad against Americans:

http://youtu.be/uwKftqVK4TA

OTBR: Unprecedented: Obama sends Muslim Holy Cloth for offering at Ajmer Sharif

Eventually America becomes one big Mogadishu

via An Invasion of Refugees. (and legal Muslim immigrants and illegal Muslim aliens)

by Daniel Greenfield

“This is a place of inspiring memories. Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force intrenched in this strategic position,” President Herbert Hoover said.

“This small band of patriots turned back a dangerous invasion.”

But no matter how often dangerous invasions are defeated, they come again.

The thousand men that Hoover spoke of gained their victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The Spartan Regiment that fought there when, as Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “All the Southern lands lay at the feet of the conquerors” and “There was not a single organized body of American troops left” gave their name to Spartanburg, South Carolina.

And now, Spartanburg faces a dangerous invasion with only a handful of patriots inspired by the urge of freedom to stand against it.

The invasion is a silent and secret one. The soldiers come as refugees funneled through ratlines run by liberal churches and other pseudo-religious organizations. Tens of thousands of Muslim migrants come from conflict zones to small towns and cities across the country just like Spartanburg each year.

But Spartanburg’s fighting spirit is still alive and Congressman Trey Gowdy, who represents the Spartanburg area, has challenged a plan to dump migrants, including possibly Syrians, there, inquiring whether they have criminal records and what background checks have been performed on them.

According to Thomas Jefferson, the Battle of Kings Mountain turned the tide in the Revolutionary War. Likewise the shot fired at Spartanburg may have great implications for the rest of the country. The invasion of Spartanburg is really an invasion of America through the Refugee Resettlement Program.

Most Americans know very little about the machinery of migration. They only notice that something is happening when their towns begin to change and their way of life begins to come apart. When they do think about immigration, their impression is of a massive howitzer cannon firing off new arrivals into major cities. Refugee resettlement however is more of a sniper rifle targeting places like Spartanburg with a limited number of arrivals that then begin to dramatically transform their host area through community organizations, localized welfare and the chain migration of families.

And then before you know it, what used to be Cedar-Riverside on the Mississippi is Little Mogadishu and what was Wilmar on the Great Northern Railway is Little Mogadishu and what was Lewiston of the mills is also another Little Mogadishu. And then eventually America becomes one big Mogadishu.

The number one language spoken by refugees admitted to the United States last year is Arabic. The third most common language is Somali.

Almost twice as many Somalis as Spanish-speakers were admitted as refugees last year. Minnesota alone has suffered under the weight of over 10,000 Somalis over the last decade. And the number of Somalis more than tripled under Obama, flooding communities and devastating entire areas of the country.

The number of Arabic speakers also drastically increased, going from under 10,000 to nearly 18,000. We took in four Arabic speaking refugees for every Spanish-speaking refugee.

While it might be nice to imagine that persecuted Christians or Yazidis are being taken in from Syria, the vast majority of refugees are Sunni Muslims, the same sect that birthed Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS.


 

Read it all.

Congressman demands answers on influx of Syrian refugees to South Carolina

Of which 90% are Muslim. via Congressman demands answers on influx of Syrian refugees.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding information about the reported pending move of dozens of foreign refugees from Syria, North Africa and elsewhere into South Carolina.

Gowdy is chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee responsible for the refugee resettlement program overseen by the State Department. Yet, he says in the letter, he was kept totally in the dark about the proposed resettlement of refugees into his own district in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Ann Corcoran, a longtime watchdog over the refugee program and author of the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, says Gowdy is the first member of Congress to demand answers to basic questions about this program since she took up her crusade eight years ago to expose secrecy, fraud and lax oversight in the program.

The program has flown under the radar for more than 25 years but controversy flared in February when a top FBI counter-terrorism official, Michael Steinbach, testified before the House Homeland Security committee and said the U.S. has no way to vet the Syrian refugees for possible connections to the Islamic State, also called ISIS, and other terrorist organizations. As WND reported, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, sent a letter to the White House Jan. 28 citing “serious national security concerns” about the Syrian refugee program and imploring Obama to not let it become a “back door for jihadists.”

In fact, dozens of Islamic refugees from Iraq, Somalia and other countries have already been charged and convicted of providing material support to foreign terrorist organizations while others have left the country to fight for ISIS in Syria and al-Shabaab in Somalia.

Now, Gowdy has taken the fight for information on exactly how this program works to a new level, demanding answers for the Spartanburg resettlement from none other than John Kerry.

But he needs to go one step further, Corcoran said. As chairman of the subcommittee charged with overseeing this program, Gowdy must demand answers for the communities in all 49 states that participate in the U.S. refugee program, not just his own state or district. That would require holding hearings, she said, because this issue affects communities across the U.S., not just Spartanburg.

“Maybe due to Gowdy’s swift and decisive action, other communities, which are being kept in the dark, will get some relief,” she said. “This is the first time I’ve ever seen anyone in Congress do this. Trey Gowdy has directed a letter to John Kerry asking all the right questions.”


And maybe not. The Obama administration has not answered or been held accountable for any of the crimes and frauds they’ve perpetrated on American taxpayers yet. Don’t count on this being any different.

 

 

Video: al-Qaeda webmaster lobbying Congress answers question, “Does Muslim Brotherhood exist in America?”

It’s been answered by the Muslim Brotherhood before. But the response from a known Al-Qaeda webmaster and Taliban fundraiser, Mazen Mokhtar is telling. via @TheUnitedWest

Published on Apr 13, 2015

Mazen Mokhtar HAMAS agent Executive Director of Muslim American Society and godfather of Internet jihad for Taliban and I’ll Qaeda is confronted by Tom Trento. Trento asks Mokhtar a simple question “Does the Muslim brotherhood exist in America?” Watch a HAMAS agent’s reply

US Muslim Brotherhood’s Political Party to Blitz Capitol Hill This Week

via US Jihadi Political Party to Blitz Capitol Hill Next Week.

 April 13, 2015 is “Muslim Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill.

The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) will spend Monday and Tuesday of next week on Capitol Hill advocating their position as the first national Muslim political party.

Formed in June of 2014, the USCMO is made up entirely of Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organizations – but that is redundant since Hamas is an inherent part of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine.

Reminder:  Hamas is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

No surprise – the Muslims who will “represent” the Muslim community in our nation’s capitol actually represent jihadi (“Terrorist”) organizations.

This is another attempt by our enemies to put a tuxedo on a turd and call it dessert.  Let us pray our leaders don’t line up to eat.

The brazenness of this effort by the enemy with no response from our leaders is what should concern American citizens.

Can you find the guy who is NOT Hamas in this photo?  Hint: There isn’t one.

Can you find the guy who is NOT Hamas in this photo? Hint: There isn’t one.

Facts and evidence apparently have little weight these days, but lets lay them out anyway.

USCMO is made up of the Muslim American Society (MAS), Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), American Muslim Alliance (AMA) and The Mosque Foundation (Chicago).

MAS was identified by its leaders and the U.S. government (US v Sabri Benkhala) as a Muslim Brotherhood organization.

ICNA was identified as a part of the MB’s Movement in North America by evidence in the US v Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial in Dallas, Texas in 2008 – the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history.

The ICNA/MAS Training Guide calls on its adherents to establish an Islamic State under Sharia and “wage war” to do so (page 117/321).

CAIR was identified by evidence in the US v HLF trial as being the 4th organization created by the U.S. Palestine Committee (Hamas) to be a front for Hamas here.  The Federal Judge and the Appellate Panel agreed.

The Mosque Cares is a part of Imam W. Deen Mohammed’s jihadi network.

American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is one of the latest fronts created by Hamas in the U.S. led by Muslim Brother Dr. Hatem Bazyan.

The Board of Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is littered with Hamas leaders including…all of them.  Dr. Jess Ghannam, Dr. Hatem Bazian (name familiar?), Tarek Alkadri, Mouffa Nahhas, and Khalil Meek.  Alkadri, Nahhas, and Meek all openly served in various positions for Hamas in the U.S. (dba “CAIR”).

MUNA is another well-known MB organization which is a part of the American Muslim Task Force, yet another conglomerate of MB/Hamas organizations whose leaders are made up of the usual suspects.

MANA is led by senior MB leaders Ihsan Bagby and Siraj Wahhaj.  Readers may recall that Wahhaj is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and was a “character witness” for the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman.  MANA’s shura council previously included Luqman Ameen Abdullah before he was killed by the FBI when they raided his Masjid al Haqq  mosque in Detroit mosque a few years ago.  Abdullah’s group sought to establish an “Islamic State” under “Shariah Law.”

AMA can be summed up by a quote from the protege of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Founder Hassan al Banna quoted on AMA’s website:  “Membership in AMA is not optional but mandatory for every Muslim.”  Dr. Maher Hathout, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) – also an MB organization.  Decades ago, Hathout and his brother spent time in Egyptian jail for being members of the Muslim Brotherhood.  The Chairman of AMA is Dr. Agha Saeed.  You guessed it – he is a Hamas leader.

The Mosque Foundation in Chicago is a Hamas front.  Its leader Sheik Kifah Mustapha was a named unindicted co-conspirator in the US v HLF trial (largest Hamas trial in American history) because he raised money for Hamas.

So, next Monday, Capitol Hill will be swarmed by Hamas jihadis in suits. These men should be in jail, not on Capitol Hill.

UTT encourages all readers to contact their Senators and Representatives and ask them why they are allowing terrorists on Capitol Hill.


Related:  Action Alert: U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Leaders to Visit Fed Lawmakers April 13

 

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