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Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, the FBI Traitor and the US Department of Justice Cover-up
DOJgov.net Newswire - March 3, 2003 – One of the most disappointing things in life is to discover that you have been betrayed by those you have trusted with your safety. This is particularly true when it involves your own government.
Recently, two veteran FBI investigators stated that they were ordered to stop investigations into a suspected terror cell linked to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network and the Sept. 11 attacks.
In an interview with ABCNEWS, FBI special agents and partners Robert Wright and John Vincent said they were called off criminal investigations of suspected terrorists tied to the deadly al Qaeda bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. This is the same global terrorist entity that caused the murder of some 3,000 innocent Americans on September 11, 2001.
"September the 11th is a direct result of the incompetence of the FBI's International Terrorism Unit. No doubt about that. Absolutely no doubt about that," FBI agent Wright said. "You can't know the things I know and not go public."
In the mid-1990s, and under the shadow of growing terrorism in the already unstable Middle East, the two Chicago-based agents were assigned to track a Chicago connection for a suspected terrorist cell that would later lead them to a link with Osama bin Laden. Wright says that when he pressed for authorization to open a criminal investigation into the money trail, his supervisor stopped him.
"Do you know what his response was? 'I think it's just better to let sleeping dogs lie,'" said Wright. "Those dogs weren't sleeping. They were training. They were getting ready."
Even now, the USDOJ FBI states that its handling of the matter was appropriate at the time.
"Truthfully, if 9/11 had not occurred, we wouldn't be here [giving the interview]," said Vincent, a 27-year veteran at the bureau until he retired a few days after being interviewed by ABCNEWS. "Because of 9/11, we're here because we see the danger."
The suspected terrorist cell in Chicago was the basis of the investigation, yet Wright, who remains with the FBI, says he soon discovered that all the FBI intelligence division wanted him to do was to follow suspected terrorists and file bureaucratic reports, but to make no arrests.
"The supervisor who was there from headquarters was right straight across from me and started yelling at me: 'You will not open criminal investigations. I forbid any of you. You will not open criminal investigations against any of these intelligence subjects,'" Wright said.
Even though they were on a terrorism task force and said they had proof of criminal activity, Wright said he was told not to pursue the matter.
In 1998 al Qaeda terrorists bombed two American embassies in Africa. The agents say some of the money for the attacks led back to the people they had been tracking in Chicago and to a powerful Saudi Arabian businessman, Yassin al-Kadi. Al-Kadi is one of 12 Saudi businessmen suspected of funneling millions of dollars to al Qaeda and who had extensive business and financial ties in Chicago.
Yet, even after the bombings, Wright said FBI headquarters wanted no arrests.
"Two months after the embassies are hit in Africa, they wanted to shut down the criminal investigation," said Wright. "They wanted to kill it."
The move outraged Chicago federal prosecutor Mark Flessner, who was assigned to the case despite efforts Wright and Vincent say were made by superiors to block the probe. Flessner said Wright and Vincent were helping him build a strong criminal case against al-Kadi and others.
"There were powers bigger than I was in the Justice Department and within the FBI that simply were not going to let it [the building of a criminal case] happen. And it didn't happen, " Flessner said. "I think there were very serious mistakes made," said Flessner. "And I think, it perhaps cost, it cost people their lives ultimately."
Now, let’s tie this in with what might be the most arrogant law suit filed by an FBI agent:
According to a Wall Street Journal article of November 26, 2002, two agents have accused an FBI agent of the Muslim faith of having refused on religious grounds to record conversations with Muslim terrorism suspects.
The allegations were first made in 2000, in response to an internal discrimination complaint filed against the FBI by the Muslim agent, Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, then stationed in Dallas. Mr. Abdel-Hafiz, who was given a promotion to Riyadh as an FBI liaison to Saudi Arabia, didn't respond to a letter seeking comment that was forwarded to him in mid November 2002 by the U.S. Embassy in the Saudi capital.
This is a typical US Department of Justice ploy. Promote the wayward but loyal employee out of the line of fire. But it seems that in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Abdel-Hafiz was still up to his traitorous tricks. There is now a special inspection underway into the Riyadh embassy's failure to actively pursue counterterrorism leads to the determent of American safety.
Finally, and in response to intense publicity, the USDOJ FBI (just days ago) returned Abdel-Hafiz to the United States and put him on administrative leave pending investigation. To the uninitiated in US Department of Justice policy for employees who don't criticize the agency but hurt America, Mr. Abdel-Hafiz will continue to receive full salary while under wraps subject to an "investigation." As in the past, their actions will be based not on what is good for America, but whether or not the situation continues to be publicized. If the publicity diminishes to an acceptable level, Mr. Abdel-Hafiz will probably be given another promotion to a less visible slot and kept on board.
In his internal complaint, Mr. Abdel-Hafiz claimed his reputation had been tarnished and his career undermined by agents who questioned his loyalty to the U.S. One of the agents whom Mr. Adbel-Hafiz cited was Robert Wright of the FBI's Chicago counterterrorism squad who gave 11-page affidavit, dated March 21, 2000, that attempted to turn the tables on Mr. Abdel-Hafiz.
The FBI released the affidavit under the Freedom of Information Act. Mr. Wright alleged that Mr. Abdel-Hafiz refused to cooperate with an FBI probe into BMI Inc., a now-defunct Secaucus, N.J., company that figures in government investigations of Yassin Qadi, a Saudi businessman whom the U.S. government says is a supporter of terrorism.
After a BMI accountant allegedly told Mr. Abdel-Hafiz in 1999 that company funds "may have been used to finance" the 1998 bombings of two U.S. Embassies in East Africa, BMI's president sought a meeting with Mr. Abdel-Hafiz, according to the Wright affidavit. Mr. Wright and federal prosecutors in Chicago asked Mr. Abdel-Hafiz to wear a hidden microphone while meeting with the BMI executive, according to the Wright affidavit. Mr. Abdel-Hafiz allegedly refused, saying, "A Muslim does not record another Muslim," according to Mr. Wright.
An FBI spokesman said the discrimination complaint is still pending and involves significant amounts of classified material. Beyond that, the bureau declined to comment. Hiding behind "classified material" is another way the US Department of Justice protects their own.
But there's more: In a less detailed but similar affidavit was filed in 2000 by Barry Carmody, a 34-year FBI veteran who worked on counterintelligence in the agency's Tampa office and is now retired. "I asked SA [Special Agent] Gamal Abdel-Hafiz to record a telephone conversation during a meeting with an individual involved in an open FBI criminal investigation," Mr. Carmody said. "SA Abdel-Hafiz refused to record this telephone conversation, saying he would make the call but would not record it." The subject of the investigation was a Muslim terrorism suspect in Florida, according to a person familiar with the matter.
This refusal may have "negatively impacted the conduct of the FBI's investigation," Mr. Carmody said in his affidavit. He said he reported the incident twice to FBI headquarters, with no response. Mr. Wright said his attempts to get FBI headquarters to investigate Mr. Abdel-Hafiz also were unsuccessful.
As you read earlier in this report, Mr. Wright is a member of the Chicago FBI office's terrorism task force.
And again, the USDOJ FBI has issued a formal reply, masked in typical bureaucratic terminology.
But key questions remain: (a) Why, after being allocated billions of dollars of public funds, was the US Department of Justice and their FBI so sublimely apathetic about a looming terrorist threat? (b) Why was FBI agent Gamal Abdel-Hafiz not reprimanded or most expectedly terminated for refusing to investigate suspected terrorists, merely because they were of his Muslim faith? Certainly, a Christian or Jewish FBI agent acting in this traitorous fashion would have been dealt with in the most severe terms. Were some 3,000 murdered Americans sacrificed on the US Department of Justice’s altar of Political Correctness? (c) Why is current FBI director Mueller still covering up and making excuses? (d) Did the USDOJ and their FBI lie to cover its mistakes and how can they be allowed to continue this general pattern of placing America at risk? This includes rewarding misbehavior with plum assignments while whistleblowers to their activities are routinely brutalized and terminated.
For years now, the USDOJ has gone easy on employees – even spymaster traitors like Robert Hanssen – just as long as they were not critical of the Agency. Their bureaucracy is very bipartisan, considering themselves to be above the law.
The US Department of Justice’s mission is to protect the United States from undesirables entering our shores. That’s the job of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (As of March 1, 2003, split in two and hidden in the new Homeland Security Agency under two other names). In this mission, they have failed miserably, spending much of their time brutalizing, terminating and threatening whistleblowers to their selling of Green Cards and processing visas without proper background checks. One of the most blatant examples of this involves the brutalized USDOJ INS employee, Caryl Ball Leventhal. Information on this can be found on her website www.Justice-Denied.net.
The US Department of Justices second mission is internal investigation. As can be seen above, the USDOJ and their FBI sat by as the die was cast for terrorist murder in America. And of course, nobody but their whistleblowers have been punished.
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At the same time, the US Department of Justice and INS were using their resources to threaten, terminate and silence USDOJ employee and Whistleblower Caryl Leventhal. While an employee of the USDOJ's Immigration and Naturalization Service, Ms. Leventhal attempted to stop the selling of Green Cards and issuing of visas without proper background checks.
Ms. Leventhal was
physically threatened, brutalized, terminated and threatened with arrest
and prosecution if she didn't stop in her efforts to keep terrorist
sleeper cells from being set up in America.
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