BREAKING: Four Terrorists Were Captured on U.S. Border on Sept. 10 – The Day Before 9/11

Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this stunning news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.”
Johnson dodged the question.

Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing the US border in Texas on September 10.


“There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.”

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At press time, Chaffetz’ staff were unable to confirm to Top Right News what nation from which these terrorists had originated, but noted that DHS had confirmed to Congressional intelligence members last week that ISIS is planning an infiltration of our Southern border.

Navy Illegally Hacking ‘All Civilian Computers’ in Several States

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“So far as we can tell from the record, it has become a routine practice for the Navy…”

by Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com | September 15, 2014

The Navy’s primary law enforcement agency has been conducting illegal surveillance operations against countless civilian computers for the past several years, a federal appeals court found last week.

Documents obtained by the Courthouse News Service reveal a 2010 case in which a Naval Criminal Investigative Service Agent in Georgia used an advanced surveillance software program known as “RoundUp” to scan every civilian computer in Washington state for child pornography.

NCIS Agent Steve Logan was able to locate one suspect, Washington-resident Michael Dreyer, and immediately turned the information over to police, who subpoenaed Dreyer’s internet service provider with the FBI. Dreyer was charged in federal court after the officers, and Homeland Security at a later date, used the illegally-obtained data to acquire a search warrant for his house.

After Dreyer’s lawyers questioned the search warrant’s legitimacy, Navy representatives claimed that the initial surveillance operation was justified due to Washington state’s heavy “saturation” of Navy personnel and Dreyer’s prior military service.

A panel of the Ninth District Court of Appeals in San Francisco disagreed, stating that the search never targeted specific military bases or personnel but instead searched millions of computers not associated with the military.

“To accept that position would mean that NCIS agents could, for example, routinely stop suspected drunk drivers in downtown Seattle on the off-chance that a driver is a member of the military, and then turn over all information collected about civilians to the Seattle Police Department for prosecution,” wrote Judge Marsha Berzon.

While possession of child pornography is undoubtedly the most vile of offenses, the government’s use of dragnet surveillance against millions of Americans not suspected of a crime still remains unconstitutional.

“This is, literally, the militarization of the police,” defense attorney Erik Levin told the San Francisco Chronicle. “They have enough funding that they can go out and stray from the core mission of national security and get into local law enforcement.”

Unsurprisingly, the case also revealed the illegal surveillance practice to be a regular occurrence inside the Navy.

“So far as we can tell from the record, it has become a routine practice for the Navy to conduct surveillance of all the civilian computers in an entire state to see whether any child pornography can be found on them, and then to turn over the information to civilian law enforcement when no military connection exists,” the ruling states.

“We have here abundant evidence that the violation at issue has occurred repeatedly and frequently, and that the government believes that its conduct is permissible, despite prior cautions by our court and others that military personnel, including NCIS agents, may not enforce the civilian laws.”

The Navy, like countless other government agencies, may also be engaged in “parallel construction,” a technique used by law enforcement to conceal when data is provided illegally by federal agencies.

Speaking with Infowars earlier this month, NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe explained how the federal government routinely engages in the practice.

“Now we have NSA collaborating with FBI and DEA doing something called ‘Parallel Construction.’ In such a scenario, NSA sends information to a law enforcement agency, such as Drug Enforcement Agency and that agency uses the information secretly to investigate individuals, circumventing the law. No warrants,” Wiebe said.

“In fact, the agency actively covers up the source of the information to make it look like the information came out of classical law enforcement investigatory techniques. DEA has a special unit called the ‘SOD’ – Special Operations Division that does the cover up work. The legal consequence of doing this kind of surreptitious collaboration between intelligence and law enforcement is to deny an accused person their legal rights under the Constitution. They are denied the opportunity to face their accuser because the source of the information is kept under wraps/hidden.”

Texas Sheriff: Reports Warn Of ISIS Terrorist Cells Coming Across The Border

Midland County, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) – Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said that law enforcement agencies along the “wide open” border have received alerts to be on the lookout for terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria crossing into the United States.

Painter, who said he has worked along the border for “about eight years,” stated that alerts have been issued to border law enforcement to be on the lookout for suspicious terrorist activity, specifically involving ISIS cells being smuggled into the United States.

“I received an intelligence report that said that there was ISIS cells that were active in the Juarez area, which is the northern part of the Chihuahua state, and that they were moving around over there, that there was some activity…” Painter told Fox News. The report asked “for the sheriffs along the border to be on the alert, for all law enforcement to be on the alert, and to be on the lookout for these people maybe trying to come across.”

Painter sidestepped any direct knowledge that ISIS, specifically, is along the border, but he reiterated that the border “is wide open.”

“Well I’m saying the border is wide open, there is no control on the border, it’s not shut off,” said Painter. “There’s places along the Rio Grande you can walk across, there’s no water in it. I worked the border for eight years I walked back and forth across the Rio Grande; I was in Mexico, I was on this side. I never got challenged.

“There’s always a way to get across, there’s coyotes that bring those people across for thousands of dollars.”

Painter noted that “Muslim” items have been strewn along the border and estimated that 10 to 15 million “undocumented aliens” have crossed the border.

“I think it’d be naive to say that (ISIS is) not here…We have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are lying on the side of the trail, so we know that there are Muslims that have come across and are being smuggled into the United States,” Painter told Fox News.

Making comments similar to what he told CNN last week, Painter had a direct message for the possible terrorist cells.

“If they show their ugly head in our area, we’ll send them to hell,” said Painter. “And I think the United States needs to get busy. And they need to bomb them, they need to take them out.”

When reached out to by the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the FBI did not comment or provide a statement about the terrorist reports Painter claims to have received.

US failure to see Saudi role in 9/11 contributed to rise of ISIS – ex-senator

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Failure by the US to investigate Saudi Arabia’s connection to the 9/11 attacks is among the factors that led to the rise of ISIS, Bob Graham, a former senator and co-chairman of the official inquiry into 9/11, told The Independent in an interview.

Graham has expressed doubts about the US’s reliance on Saudi Arabia as an ally in fight against Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). Earlier this week President Obama announced a plan, according to which Saudi Arabia is supposed to provide training for moderate Syrian rebels, who are expected to fight both the ISIS and Assad’s forces.

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The former senator said it was not the best decision to rely on the country which has often been accused of sponsoring “the most extreme elements among the Sunni.”

The US appears to have a history of turning a blind eye to the disputable activities of its long-time ally. Graham, who was in the Senate for 18 years and chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee for more than a year following 9/11, questions the way US intelligence treated the Saudis after the attack on the Twin Towers.

Despite the fact that 15 out of 19 of the hijackers were Saudis, some 144 of their compatriots mostly from the Saudi aristocracy, were able to return home to Saudi Arabia within days of the attack without being questioned by the FBI.

“There were several incidents [in which US officials] were inexplicably solicitous to Saudis,” Senator Graham recalls.

“I believe that the failure to shine a full light on Saudi actions and particularly its involvement in 9/11 has contributed to the Saudi ability to continue to engage in actions that are damaging to the US – and in particular their support for ISIS,” he says.

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Some light on the Saudi role in the 9/11 tragedy could be shed if the 28 redacted pages from the inquiry were made public. Graham has been campaigning for that.

Obama promised to release the censored documents during his first presidential campaign, but haven’t yet delivered on the promise.

Graham speaks of close personal ties between the Bush family and the Saudi Arabia rulers. But why the “policy of covering up Saudi involvement [in 9/11] persisted under the Obama administration” is something he fails to understand.

TODAY SHOW RECOMMENDS FIGHTING OFF HOME INVADERS WITH CAR KEYS, WASP SPRAY

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Former detective says to treat intruders ‘like royalty,’ point them to all your stuff

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A recent segment on NBC’s Today Show addressing home invasions suggested using car keys and wasp insecticide, rather than firearms, to combat intruders, and recommended that Americans give in to thieves’ demands.

During last Monday’s episode, reporter Jeff Rossen purported to teach Americans “How to protect your family from home invasions.”

Citing FBI statistics that showed around 50,000 break-ins occurred in 2011, Rossen asked Wallace Zeins, a former NYPD detective, “So how can you get your family out of such a situation alive?”

Instead of impressing upon everyone the importance of their Second Amendment rights, Zeins recommended trying to scare robbers away by using car keys:

“Most people don’t realize this, but they leave their car keys downstairs,” Zeins said. “Bring your car keys up. Alarm systems are very expensive, and this is a loud one. All you have to do is hit the keys. They don’t realize it, but it’s the best alarm system, and doesn’t cost them a penny.”
As Mike Opelka pointed out, the former detective did not explain what people who park their cars far from their homes should do. Additionally, some FOB devices have limited ranges within which they can communicate with car alarm systems.

“He did not mention a solution for high-rise apartment dwellers or those who their park cars beyond the normal range of the key fob transmitter (some of these key fob remotes become useless beyond 20-30 feet),” writes Opelka. The detective also forgot about people who don’t own cars, or whose cars do not have alarm systems.

Zeins also urged keeping some wasp insecticide aerosol spray handy, as an alternative to pepper spray, because it can squirt long distances.

“Buy a can of wasp hornet spray in the hardware store or the supermarket, keep it by your bedside or the floor,” he said. “It’s more powerful than police Mace.

“The great part is, when you spray, it will go 20 to 25 feet,” Zeins added. An intruder hit with the spray will be temporarily blinded. Please check your state and local laws on the legality of using these sprays for self-defense.”
Most insecticide spray cans contain warnings stating: “It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.” Also, wasp spray cans carry direction labels indicating not to use the spray indoors.

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Aside from potentially committing a federal violation, wasp spray isn’t intended to be used on humans, so its actual effectiveness, or potential lethality, is up for debate.

As Opelka also notes, it didn’t work too well for one Washington state couple, who “sprayed the wasp spray in the intruder’s face, but it had no effect,” according to The Seattle Times. “The spray did not stop the attack; only a well-placed and very sharp steak knife was effective in ending the conflict,” writes Opelka.

Ridiculously, Zeins also goes on to advise that people should direct robbers to all their expensive belongings, as well as treat them like “royalty.”

“You tell them exactly where it is. You want to get them out of there as quickly as you can,” Zeins stated. “Remember, treat them like royalty. On top of that, you don’t want to lie to them.”
Similar to past Department of Homeland Security bulletins, which recommended utilizing “improvised weapons,” such as chairs, fire extinguishers or scissors during active shooter situations, the segment’s omission of the most obvious self defense item – a gun – is likely deliberate.

The effectiveness of firearms at deterring crime is exemplified in Kennesaw, Georgia, where the crime rate virtually ceased after a 1982 law required every household to possess a firearm.

The refusal to even acknowledge firearms for self defense, which have even been recommended by the Vice President at one time, is part of a broader top-down, anti-gun propaganda campaign attempting to “really, really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way,” as admitted by Attorney General Eric Holder at a Women’s National Democratic Club conference in 1995.

“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes,” Holder outlined.

Homeland Security Bulletin: Islamic State Can Attack U.S. Overseas With ‘Little to No Warning’

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(The Blaze) – The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have put out a joint intelligence bulletin to all federal law enforcement that the Islamic State has the capability to mount attacks on U.S. targets overseas with “little to no warning.”

While the bulletin, obtained by TheBlaze, states that the FBI and DHS are unaware of any “specific, credible threats” against the U.S. homeland, they urge law enforcement to be vigilant about social media postings by Islamic State supporters within the U.S. calling for attacks against America.

The warning was dated Aug. 22, less than a month shy of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and as U.S. intelligence registered a spike in chatter from jihadi websites ahead of the anniversary.

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The rise of the Islamic State — which shares Al Qaeda’s core beliefs — and its recruitment capability have come because of significant intelligence lapses in more than a decade of war, current and former U.S. officials told TheBlaze. The officials charge that the West was blindsided by the establishment of the Islamic State because the intelligence community lacked necessary human assets that would have helped expose the terror group before it could hit its stride.

After 9/11, the CIA focused on paramilitary operations and targeted drone strikes, but failed in its “ability to infiltrate organizations and recruit the necessary assets to curb these organizations and counteract the ideology before it takes hold,” said former CIA officer Brian Fairchild.

“You can keep targeting all the Osama bin Ladens and his replacements, but you won’t solve the problem,” Fairchild said. “You need a strategy that comprises both the paramilitary and what the CIA was intended to do: analyze, recruit and infiltrate so lawmakers can make the best decisions on how to handle these crisis.”

Without actual people on the ground to gain “actionable intelligence” on terror plots or terror cell networks like the Islamic State and Al Qaeda, the U.S. is essentially flying blind, said Fairchild, who ran clandestine operations in CIA stations around the world.

“All the intelligence we have is that [Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi] is trying to provoke a military response from the United States and he’s more than willing and capable of coming here and doing that,” Fairchild said.

After taking significant criticism for saying last month that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to defeat the Islamic State, President Barack Obama will address the nation on Wednesday about how the U.S. plans to fight the group.

The battleground is not limited to the Middle East, Fairchild warned.

“How are we going to stop three French men, two Germans, an Australian and a Norwegian coming into the United States when they come here and they have a passport and a visa and they say, ‘Hey, I’m here to see the Grand Canyon.’ How are you going to stop that?” he asked.

The intelligence bulletin, which was unclassified but designated “for official use only,” stated that it is difficult to predict the specific triggers that could set off someone in the United States who has become radicalized and that such “lone offender” attacks give law enforcement “limited opportunities to detect and disrupt plots, which frequently involve simple plotting against targets of opportunity.”

A Pentagon official who has worked in Iraq and has knowledge of the Islamic State’s actions said there “should be no doubt that a threat to the homeland is real and the failure has been with the administration, which has refused to accept that the ideology was more than Al Qaeda core or Osama bin Laden. The administration chose to play politics instead of looking at the facts and that has cost the West tremendously.”

Islamic State members and supporters “will almost certainly continue to use social media platforms to disseminate their English-language violent extremist messages,” the bulletin states. “Although we remind first responders that content not explicitly calling for violence may be constitutionally protected, we encourage awareness of media advocating violent extremist acts in particular locations or naming particular targets, to increase our ability to identify and disrupt potential homeland threats.”

The bulletin urges “state and local authorities to promptly report suspicious activities related to homeland plotting and individuals interested in traveling to overseas conflict zones, such as Syria or Iraq, to fight with foreign terrorist organizations.”

Fairchild said the threat is longterm and that homegrown radicals “know that when they go to Iraq that these guys are beheading people and putting their heads on spikes, killing hostages hundreds at a time — they know that before they go and they’ve already accepted that, so to them if Baghdadi says ‘go and gas these suckers, go and behead these suckers’ … Baghdadi says we’re going to kill as many of them as possible in the most horrifying way as possible just to show them.”

“All we know is that bad things are coming,” he said.
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British Jihadists Fighting For ISIS Are Really Sad Now, You Guys, And They Want To Come Home

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Some of the British men who have traveled to the Middle East to fight on behalf of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have grown disillusioned and now they’d like to return to the more tranquil confines of the United Kingdom.

The Muslim fighters are afraid to go back, though, because they worry they’ll end up in prison, according to British television network ITV.

King’s College London professor Peter Neumann, an expert on terrorism and radicalization, indicated that a jihadist recently got in touch with King’s College researchers. The unidentified jihadi claimed to represent 30 other men. His message was that British Muslim extremists who ventured to the Middle East to join ISIS radicals have now grown disenchanted with their adventure.

“We came to fight the regime and instead we are involved in gang warfare,” the Islamic mercenary said, according to The Independent. “It’s not what we came for but if we go back we will go to jail.”

Neumann suggested that it’s all very sad that these Muslim Brits went to the Middle East to fight Syria’s Assad regime but ended up involved with various rebel factions in a complex civil war. Now, those factions have taken to fierce and violent warring among themselves.

“The people we have been talking to … want to quit but feel trapped because all the government is talking about is locking them up for 30 years,” Neumann said, according to ITV.

Neumann has suggested a government-authorized program of de-radicalization for British Muslims interested in rejoining Western civilization.

Western intelligence agencies have estimated that more than 500 British citizens have gone to Syria to fight under the ISIS umbrella or for some rebel group. About 20 have died. Approximately 250 have returned to Britain. Of those returnees, 40 have been charged with crimes, notes RT.

As of June, Western intelligence agencies had estimated that up to 1,500 Muslims from various other European countries had already linked up with radical Muslim rebel groups in the Middle East.

American Muslims have also made their way to the war-torn region. The FBI has estimated that some 15 Somali-American men from the Minneapolis area have joined radical jihadi groups in Syria.

A couple of those former Minnesota residents, Douglas McAuthur McCain and father-of-nine Abdirahman Muhumed, died fighting in Aleppo, Syria late last month.

McCain, a fun-loving, wanna-be rapper who converted to Islam and became radicalized, attended the same suburban high school and briefly lived under the same roof with Troy Kastigar, a Muslim who died in 2009 fighting in Somalia with al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked jihadist outfit.

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