The ISIS Study Group, Dec. 8, 2015:
From the start the ISIS Study Group has maintained that the San Bernardino Shooting was the work of a cell based in Southern California’s Inland Empire (reference – “The Flames of War Come to San Bernardino, CA”). As the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attempted to push the narrative that this was a case of “workplace violence” that resulted from an argument at a Christmas party, we continued to dig into Sayid Farooq and Tashfeen Malik’s terror links. In “Some Interesting San Bernardino Developments” we laid out Farooq’s links to the Islamic Society and that organization’s deep ties to known terrorists and attacks on US soil. We followed that up with “San Bernardino UPDATE as of 06 DEC 15-More Terror Links,” which covered Tashfeen and her father’s ties to jihadist ideology and ties to Pakistan’s jihadist community. The Feds continue to cling to their faulty narrative, but the tighter they hold onto this fantasy more of the truth slips out.
San Bernardino UPDATE as of 06 DEC 15-More Terror Links
Some Interesting San Bernardino Developments…
The Flames of War Come to San Bernardino, CA
So what’s new? Well, the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been attempting to block journalists (international journalists-members of the American MSM don’t seem to care) from doing additional digging into Tashfeen’s associations with the Lal Masjid’s (aka “Red Mosque”). Something tells us we were on to something regarding Abdul Aziz and his wife’s direct links to the Islamic State (IS) External Operations Division – specifically the late-Junaid Hussein and later his widow Sally Ann Jones and acolyte Siful Sujan, who has also been in contact with Sayid Farooq. Okay, so Who’s Siful Sujan, again? Susan (aka “Abu Khalid al-Bengali”) was a Syria-based subordinate of Junaid Hussein. When Hussein died, Sujan began to take over some of his portfolio to include alternative attack planning by using individuals from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He’s also the primary facilitator for dual-Bengali/Canadian citizen Ahmed Tamim Choudray in support of the effort to establish an official IS province in Bangladesh. More importantly, Sujan continues to maintain a close relationship with Hussein’s widow Sally. Sayid’s ties with a close associate of Garland Shooter Ibrahim Simpson identified as Mujahid Miski adds further weight to this assessment.
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According to our sources, Sayid and Tashfeen had been in regular contact with Sujan, Sally and more recently an IS External Operations member identified as “Ahmed al-Ahmed,” who was tasked by Sujan to provide Sayid’s cell with everything they would need. The $28,500 USD deposited to Sayid’s bank account two weeks prior to the San Bernardino Shooting was likely sent by Ahmed to help cover his cell’s expenses. The IS External Operations Division likes to us a series of different methods to send money to lone-wolves and cells tasked with carrying out operations abroad – usually a combination of money being wired via Hawala (think of it like an Islamic “Western Union”), picked up then transferred to a specific account. In this case the money may have even been taken out as a loan by Sayid. He had converted $10,000 into cash and withdrew the money at a Union Bank branch in San Bernardino. He followed that up a few days before the shooting with at least another three transfers of $5,000. If this isn’t a big indicator of this being planned, we don’t know what is. We also
know that Sayid had communicated with his IS contacts through someone else’s laptop and video game system at a third home he frequented daily. Oh yeah, and a day or two before the attack Sayid was in a bar (they usually do have a vice of some sort – check out “San Bernardino UPDATE as of 06 DEC 15-More Terror Links” to see what we mean) making anti-American comments, something to the effect of “Americans are the real terrorists.” People may hate on Fox News and Breitbart, but they’ve been the only ones in the American MSM doing any real substantive work to uncover this terror network. Perhaps the other news agencies in our country should start doing their jobs for once? You’d be surprised what doing one’s job instead of pushing an agenda to protect some elected official can do to boost credibility. Just a thought.
Bank records show $28,500 deposit to Syed Farook’s account two weeks before the shooting, source says
Which brings us to Enrique Marquez – the guy who sold Sayid the assault rifles. He knew Sayid for 8 years and stayed in touch with him after moving away in 2012. Marquez was the the one who provided Sayid with the rifles, and was so distraught after learning about the attack that he drank excessively prior to checking himself in a mental hospital. According to our sources, he as acting “suicidal,” although he hadn’t yet progressed to where he actually had a plan to off himself. He’s currently on suicide watch and speaking with the FBI. None of the money withdrawn by Sayid in the two weeks leading up to the attack went to Marquez nor is he considered a suspect. However, he can shed some light on Sayid’s mindset. For instance, we know that Sayid and been acquiring weapons and ammunition for a total of 15 purchases made from NOV 11 – JUL 15. The majority of the purchases went to the Riverside residence while the last two went to the Redlands location. Four purchases shipped to a location in San Diego spanning NOV 11 – JAN 12. This was a very deliberate effort that spanned years. In other words, this attack wasn’t because of some argument.
The FBI was “Captain Obvious” when LA Field Office Assistant Director David Bowdich said the following (from CNN):
They “were radicalized and have been for quite some time,” Bowdich said.
“The question for us,” he told reporters Monday, “is how, and by whom, and where.”
Oh but we do know who and why – we’ve laid it out for you. They know it too – but are trying to draw this out in order to minimize the damage when it finally does come out that there’s still an entire cell Sayid and Tasfheen were associated with – there are at least six other members of this cell who remain at-large. According to our sources, there were actually follow-on attacks (first responders were supposed to also be targeted) that were supposed to have taken place but those were delayed by the IS External Operations Division. Why? We suspect it had to do with the poor performance of the attack carried out by Sayid and Tashfeen. Not to minimize the loss of life, but IS was expecting more casualties than what was produced. The delay was likely done to conduct an After Action Report (AAR), correct deficiencies identified in the San Bernardino Shooting then resume operations when things have died down. The area Sayid’s cell has chosen to operate places it in close proximity to LA and Las Vegas – both of which represent great potential targets for any jihadist. DHS is intentionally trying to downplay the threat, but we’re not going to let them off the hook. No, they deserve to have someone holding their feet to the fire to ensure they actually do their jobs and protect the most important thing – the lives of our fellow Americans.
It is ‘increasingly likely’ that San Bernardino killers were planning more attacks but their future targets are still unknown, security sources say