July 19, 2007, - 10:10 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember Ali Houssaiky and Osama Sabhi Abulhassan, Lebanese Muslim Shi’ites from Dearbornistan who got caught buying hundreds of cellphones all over Ohio? Remember how they lied to police, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, and admitted that they knew the phones were being used for no good? (Houssaiky–who has a scary, giant Islamic Koranic tattoo–is still buying the phones and laughing at the FBI. Haha, funny.)
Remember Adham Abdelhamid Othman, Maruan Awad Muhareb, and Louai Abdelhamied Othman, Palestinian Muslims caught in Michigan at around the same time, also buying hundreds of cellphones and separating them from packaging and rechargers? Remember how they had photos of grates and other infrastructure supporting Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge and how they had software on their computer to reprogram the phones to rip-off cellphone reception from any phone company anywhere around the world?
Remember the man caught just recently buying cellphones in Muleshoe, Texas? He was released, even though he told police the phones would be used for IEDs to blow up our soldiers in Iraq.
Remember my various posts detailing top Iraqi Al-Qaeda explosives masterminds, all of whom said they detonate bombs using disposable cellphones?
Now, more evidence still that we are Desperate But Not Serious in the War on Terror and not concerned in the least of protecting our troops who are the targets of these phones. Jedi Master artist and blogger David Lunde sends me this article from the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, dateline–Waupun, Wisconsin. Is one of these Michigan men Mr. Houssaiky?
WAUPUN — Police questioned two men from Michigan who were buying a large quantity of Tracfones from Dollar General and Pamida Wednesday, July 11.
According to the police report, the men said a friend was giving them away as a promotion in selling garage doors.
The report said the men had a clipboard with a print-out of every Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Shopko that sells Tracfones in Wisconsin.
“Without question, the two individuals were using the Tracfones for something other than a garage door promotion,” said the report.
The report said both men appeared to be extremely nervous and several times brought up the fact that they were pulled over only because they are of Middle Eastern descent.
Police found a list indicating both men started out with $2,000 to spend on the trip. The trip started Monday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Michigan in a car rented from Hertz, with an Illinois license plate, for $221 for three days for unlimited miles. Every item purchased on the trip was documented on the envelope. Various items on the envelop were cigarettes, soda, gas, and on the side of the envelope it said “keep it cheap” or “keep the spending low.”
Police found a pillow case on the passenger side front seat containing 74 Tracfones that were removed from their original packaging.
“This is why we don’t think the phones were for a garage door promotion,” said Police Chief Dale Heeringa. “What they would be used for is all speculation. We do know they are impossible to be tracked, (Tracfones have no GPS) and they have been used as triggering devices for IED in Iraq and Afghanistan, so there is some concern.”
After questioning the men were released.
Documentation in the police report was sent to homeland security.
They can document all they want, but until the feds start taking this seriously (I reported on how Michigan FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Kowalski admittedly sent in his “B-Team” to investigate the Palestinians near the Mackinac Brdge and promptly cleared them, despite prosecutors’ evidence and strong claims to the contrary).
Like I said, Desperate But Not Serious.
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