Documents found in Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistani compound confirm something I’ve long warned about–that Islamic terrorists and their minions continue to seek various government IDs and licenses to foment their operations, because it remains easy to do, thanks to our inaction and politically correct pandering. I’ve written frequently about non-citizen Islamic terrorists seeking driver’s licenses, voter’s registration cards, HazMat hauling certificates (remember the mass Muslim cheating at trucking schools?) and other forms of identification which can be used in other countries–and far too often in the U.S.–to easily avoid closer scrutiny and move about freely.
Bin Laden Told Operatives to Get Western ID
As I’ve noted, U.S. voter cards were obtained–some of them illegally–by Islamic Jihad founder and frontman Sami Al-Arian and the various Islamic Jihad operatives he brought to Tampa, Florida, because they could use them as phony “U.S. citizen” identification in other countries. Several in the Al-Arian gang voted illegally on several occasions and were allowed to do so even though they were not U.S. citizens and, thus, ineligible. This is the result of Bill Clinton’s Motor Voter bill that went into law. The law made it easier to obtain driver’s licenses and required Secretaries of State to automatically register the new licensees without bothering to check or ask about citizenship, much less verify it. Reportedly, Bin Laden and his family paid for the expensive schooling of the Al-Arian kids at prestigious private universities, including Georgetown (where Abdullah Al-Arian was a Ph.D. student). So, it should be no surprise that the Bin Ladens and the Al-Arians used the same playbook, a playbook they haven’t had to change since we not only haven’t been pro-active, but not even reactive to it.
U.S. intelligence analysts, poring over computer files and documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout, have started piecing together al Qaeda’s terror playbook, including new details about how the network sought to exploit security loopholes to sneak militants into the U.S. and Western countries. . . .
Seized documents show al Qaeda was looking at using international driving permits, which can be obtain with relative ease, to help sleeper cells obtain other forms of government-issued identification that would make it easier for them to travel, according to officials familiar with the matter.
It shouldn’t be news to anyone in law enforcement or the spy game, as these were long known loopholes and even the incompetent 9/11 Commission warned extensively about various IDs easily available here and how Islamic terrorists exploit them. Even on the silly “Brady Bunch,” the football team adjusted when it got a whiff of the other side’s playbook. But not us.
Since we’ve had at least ten years of federal law enforcement agencies who believe their main objective is to pander to and kiss Muslim ass (FBI = Forever Buttkissing Islam/Famous But Incompetent), it should be no surprise that they don’t know or bother with this basic law enforcement stuff. A good shawarmeh recipe for the Homeland Security and Justice Department Iftar dinners is far more of a priority.
Don’t count on the Bin Laden confirmation about Al-Qaeda seeking these IDs to result in any changes. If 9/11 didn’t change that, nothing will. It’s just a story the FBI and CIA report to the mainstream media to look like they are actually doing something . . . other than removing their shoes before their regular pander-fests with Muslims.
Bin Laden’s buddy, Sami Al-Arian, now has the only ID Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda weren’t seeking (although it provides great “in-house” opportunities for mass conversion to the cause) . . .
Sami Al-Arian Prison ID