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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

More Phoenix Ties to Terrorists?

Remember back in November 2006 when a unemployed US citizen was arrested at the airport carrying close to $80,000 in cash and a laptop with nuclear secrets? Here's a reminder...

A man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport carrying nearly $80,000 in cash and a laptop computer containing information about nuclear materials and cyanide will be held in custody at least until Monday, a U.S. magistrate judge ruled Wednesday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonid Feller said Sisayehiticha Dinssa, 35, is a potential risk to public safety and federal agents want to get a warrant to search his computer more thoroughly.

As I posted back in November, Dinssa was headed to Phoenix when he was busted. This came down at almost the same time the six imams were tossed from an airplane. The imams were headed to Phoenix.

Back then I wrote that I hoped the FBI and Homeland Security were connecting the dots. Now there's another nugget from Phoenix. From Little Green Footballs...

A former Navy sailor was arrested Wednesday for allegedly releasing classified information that ended up in the hands of a suspected terrorism financier.

Hassan Abujihaad, 31, of Phoenix, is accused in a case that began in Connecticut and followed a suspected terrorist network across the country and into Europe and the Middle East. He was arrested in Phoenix on charges of supporting terrorism with an intent to kill U.S. citizens and transmitting classified information to unauthorized people.

Abujihaad, who is also known as Paul R. Hall, is charged in the same case as Babar Ahmad, a British computer specialist arrested in 2004 and accused of running Web sites to raise money for terrorism. Ahmad is scheduled to be extradited to the U.S. to face trial.

I certainly hope the dot-connecting is going on at a feverish pace. Meanwhile, Phoenix residents keep your eyes open and your antennae up...

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