August 13, 2006, - 6:03 pm

FBI Believed Egyptian “Students” Were Part of Terror Plot

It’s a relief that 10 out of 11 missing Egyptian “students” were found by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Not a relief that they so easily skipped out on their educational visas and were found in various locations with terror ties (including ).
Of note, though, is that while the FBI’s Richard Kolko claimed there was no threat and no reason to be alarmed by the missing students, the fact that the FBI was involved says it all.
Normally, missing aliens are strictly the domain of ICE. But when a case involves terrorism, the FBI is the lead agency. That’s pursuant to both a Presidential Executive Order and a Memorandum of Understanding signed by then-Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft.
The fact the FBI was and remains involved is a red flag. This is a terrorism investigation. And there is reason to be alarmed.

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I was a bit suspicious of a national APB on a bunch of guys who posed no threat. BTW I just saw “V for Vendetta” and it was pretty good. I could have lived without the depiction of Islam and homosexuals as victims of choice (they could have at least thrown The Jews a bone), but it was entertaining.

shleppy on August 13, 2006 at 8:48 pm

Any idea which one was the 10th to be picked up?
I’m tracking these guys (and other recent events) on a map , looking at how they scattered across the US, etc. Any where did they nab him?
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Sticky Notes on August 13, 2006 at 11:40 pm

I’m going to travel to all of the Wal-Marts up and down the east coast and buy thousands of boxes of Cracker Jacks. I’m then going to travel to Michigan to sell them (just to make a buck) to a bunch of Arabs, who can then send them back home all over the Middle East. Apparently, the company that makes Cracker Jacks must be stuffing them with student visas. It must be – that’s how so many barbarians are able to come to this country and disappear. Inside each box of Cracker Jacks is a student visa, complete with all of the necessary documentation and stamps. All one has to do is just affix his mug shot to the visa and, voila! A new student visa, already approved!
It appears that no background checks are employed when these savages apply for one. We apparently just give student visas to anyone who wants to come here – including many of the 9/11 terrorists. This dangerous program must be STOPPED until meaningful safeguards are put into place.
BTW, I’ll make sure I don’t buy more than three boxes at a time.

Thee_Bruno on August 14, 2006 at 10:55 am

Who authorized the visas for these guys, and why aren’t they even now posted to the most disease-ridden backwater of the world?

MarkD on August 14, 2006 at 11:47 am

Oh, Deb, you MUST be wrong. Al-AP said today in the last sentence of its piece about how all 11 are now in custody that “None of the students is considered a terrorism risk.” (/sarcasm)

Tom at BizzyBlog on August 14, 2006 at 12:31 pm

Intelwire had an interesting assessment of a recent video release from Zawahiri. His assessment was released a couple of weeks prior to the 11 Egyptian “students” incidents. Take a look at the link and i think you’ll find one of the reasons these 11 were high priority.

dudeman on August 14, 2006 at 9:26 pm

sorry, that link is:

dudeman on August 14, 2006 at 9:27 pm

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