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Because one above the law! 

October 2005 
MEMORANDUM FOR: 	Working Group Children Intended Targets Terrorism National Center for Disaster Preparedness Columbia University's Mailman School Public Health New York, 

Document October 1998 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Intelligence Information Report (IIR) concerning "Usam Ben Laden's Current and Historical Activities (U)" 
The referenced document attached was obtained 
Judicial Watch under the provisions the Freedom Information Act (FOIA) part our ongoing Terrorism 
Research and Analysis Project. 
By: Christopher Farrell, Director oflnvestigations Research, Judicial Watch IIR "raw" intelligence report for informational purposes only. not final, evaluated intelligence information. The subject IIR provides with "snapshot" one aspect the intelligence community's "knowledge base" concerning Osama bin Laden and the Qaeda terror network circa October 1998. 
The report was classified SECRET -Not Releasable Foreign Nationals (NOFORN). was declassified and released Judicial Watch (JW) October 30, 2004 response FOIA request filed January 2000 concerning the decision the Clinton administration bomb the Shifa pharmaceutical factory Sudan and suspected Qaeda terrorist training camps the vicinity Kho st, Afghanistan August 20, 1998. The dual-site bombing operation was codenamed "Infinite Reach." 
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The Infinite Reach strikes were retaliation for the August 1998 truck bombings the embassies Nairobi, Kenya and Dar Salaam, Tanzania which 225 people were killed and further 4,000 were wounded. 
Clinton administration critics charged the bombing was "Wag the Dog" abuse office the president distract from his legal and ethical problems. Opponents that theory raise the fact that concurrent strikes against Qaeda training camps Afghanistan disprove the notion, given that additional strike would nothing divert attention that the Sudanese strike might have already achieved. 
The Shifa "aspirin factory" was suspected producing chemical weapons. The suspected signature chemical, Empta (and/ its degraded form, Empa necessary precursor the production the chemical weapon "VX." odorless and tasteless nerve agent. outside, independent evidence the presence Empta/Empa Shifa was ever found. 
Mr. Salih Idris, the owner the Shifa factory, sued the United States for freezing roughly $24 million his assets following the bombing. help make his case against the United States, Idris had chemical sampling tests performed under the supervision Thomas Tullius, the chairman the Boston University Chemistry Department. All the tests were negative. Also, Idris' lawyers hired the international security consultancy Kroll Associates conduct detailed review the Shifa controversy. their report, Kroll Associates found evidence direct link between Idris and bin Laden. May 1999, the United States elected release the frozen assets rather than defend against the Idris lawsuit. 
The Qaeda terrorist training camps near Khost, Afghanistan were "inherited" by-product sponsorship the mujahideen who successfully expelled the Soviet Union from Afghanistan following the Soviet's Christmas Eve, 1979 invasion the war
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torn country. intelligence was well aware their existence and the activities carried out the camps -much like the terrorist facilities and opium producing tracts the Bekka Valley Lebanon that the has been aware for decades but against which the consistently elects take action. 
The subject IIR derived from handwritten documents obtained through classified intelligence project with the unclassified nickname "Swift Knight." According the report, the documents were written during the first two weeks October 1998. The spellings, references and phrases the report are verbatim transcriptions from the original handwritten document (e.g., Osama bin Laden [OBL] referred "Usam hen Laden"). Differences and variations spelling, phrases and idiomatic expressions lead one conclude that the author was fluent conversational English, but that certainly was not his native tongue. 
The IIR provides basic biographical information concerning OBL and traces key points his public, militant activities resulting the formation Qaeda. Specific terror training bases are identified the IIR. Training facilities, courses and cycles are also identified. The report also mentions other key leaders Qaeda's expansion into Chechnya and the Caucuses. 
References "Abu Sayaf" (otherwise known Aburajik Abubakar Janjalani) coordinator for volunteers, drug trafficker and bin Laden's liaison Chechnya helps the reader understand the scope bin Laden's operations. Islamist group Janjalani's native Philippines would name themselves after him, following Abu Sayafs death the hands Philippine National Police December 18, 1998. 
Amir Khattab, Islamist leader reportedly sent Chechnya OBL order organize terror training bases and expand the influence the Qaeda network, also 

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identified the IIR. Khattab prided himself his trademark brutality -videotaping himself beheading captured Russian soldiers, and then selling the tapes Islamist Internet sites for $20. April 2002, Khattab was killed unidentified, fast-acting poison allegedly sent him letter Russian security forces, which had targeted this important leader rebel forces the region. The letter was supposedly conveyed Khattab traitor within Qaeda. remarkable that least two Islamist web sites admit that the Russians "turned" Qaeda member serve the courier the poisoned envelope. Intelligence "penetration" Qaeda has been repeatedly portrayed the media near-impossible. 
The IIR identifies name several leaders "founders and principal ideologists international Islamic terrorism," include: the effective leader Sudan; the blind Egyptian sheikh convicted masterminding the first World Trade Center bombing; tribal warlords Afghanistan who are now our alleged "allies the war terror," and who vied for the presidency that country during the contested October 2004 elections. 
While the general goals these militant Islamists are now relatively well understood, interesting read this 1998 IIR that the means envisioned the Islamists for achieving them explicitly include "ethnic cleansing" and "control over nuclear and biological weapons." additional reference made "latent penetration," [the notation "(NFI)" intelligence reporting shorthand for "no further information" "not further identified"] that, estimation refers "sleeper cells" "agents place." These operatives about their ordinary, inconspicuous lives among the targeted population until they are activated for specific act support particular mission. How many "latent penetrations" were effected the between 1996 and today? What 

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leaders members the Islamic-American community have come forward public, meaningful way assist the FBI and Homeland Security these matters? good deal information concerning OBL's and Qaeda's efforts Chechnya, the Caucuses, Crimea and the Central Asian Republics covered the IIR. One hopes that the current circumstances information such this would not contain the NOFORN caveat order share the information with the security services the areas targeted for terror. 
The confirmed existence secure, reliable, terrorist-sponsored direct route Chechnya from Pakistan and Afghanistan through Turkey and Azerbaijan the most stunning "information point" within this IIR -especially light the date the information, 1998. Also worth noting the special emphasis paying specific attention developing bases and support the North Caucuses and Chechnya because those areas are regarded "unreachable strikes from the West" -essentially "safe haven" for radical, militant Islamists recruit, plan, train and operate. 
The established terrorist route Chechnya helps understand the organized, deliberate migration "Afghan Arabs" (those ethnic Arabs who traveled Afghanistan and successfully fought expel the Soviets from 1979 -91) Chechnya and the Caucuses part Qaeda program pan-Islamic internationalization. The first Chechen War (1994-96) destroyed the secular institutions the state. the political vacuum, Islamist militias backed Saudi money filled the gaps and starting instituting Sharia law. 
The internationalization and "Arabization" Chechen Islamists created conditions for: broader scope operations -both geographically and sophistication; Increased inter-ethnic recruitment Chechnya and elsewhere; Adoption and adaptation Wahhabi practices; Incorporation female suicide 
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bombers (e.g., the "Black Widows") acting alone and concert with large, complex terror plots; and, Willingness experiment and improvise with Chechens serving terrorism "test bed" for new, increasingly radical terror techniques and tactics. 
Chechen terrorists, namely Shamil Basayev and his Riyad us-Saliheyn Martyrs' Brigade (whose name translates "requirements for getting into paradise") and the Islamic nationalist gang led terror chieftain Mosvar Baryayev, are particularly brutal "innovators" terror. Their adaptations and experimentations are "proving ground" for terror strikes later employed (with "lessons learned") around the world. The terror threat networked. communicates and learns from the mistakes others. Some Chechen techniques and tactics you may recognize from more recent news headlines, others may manifest themselves the days ahead -some past examples: 
 
November 1995 "dirty bomb" threat-Cesium 137 smuggled into Moscow's Izmailovsky Park (no detonation). 
 
Three Moscow apartment buildings bombed (Aug./Sept. '99). 
 
Electric and gas utilities bombing campaign -"perfecting" the use truck bombs. 
 
Suicide bombers multiple rail attacks (Sept. Dec. '03). 
 
Synchronized suicide aircraft bombings. 
 
Hospital bombings and hostage-taking. 
 
Cell phone detonation backpack bombs. 
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Dubrovka Theatre siege (Oct. '02). 
 
Beslan School No. (Sept. '04) 
International terrorism has moved from cellular acts and limited campaigns 
assume the proportions organized international insurgency against the West. Some
analysts refer the shift doctrine and practices 4Generation Warfare (4GW) more commonly referred "guerrilla war." 4GW can operate under variety strategies depending the goals the practitioners. this case, suicide bombings figure prominently. How you negotiate with people whose objective their own death? When the terrorists maximize death, chaos and disorder the signal the general population that they are not safe and their government cannot protect them -the essence terror, which threatens the foundation the state. 

This analysis DIA IIR small sample the FOIA work Judicial Watch conducts order ensure transparency and accountability government operations. just one small window into the operations the nation's intelligence community -but valuable one nonetheless. 

Please direct questions comments to: 
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Attachment: 
October 1998 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) 
Intelligence Information Report (IIR) concerning 
"Usam Ben Laden's Current and Historical Activities (U)" 

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DOCUMENT REFERS "USA."'! BEN LADEN" VICE "USAMA BIN 
USAM BEN LADEN WAS BORN DJIDDA 1957. 1994, FROM SAUDI CITIZENSHIP FOR "ANTI-STATE ACTIVITY.n SAUDI ARABIA AND YEMEN. OWNS TRADING HOLDINGS (UNSPECIFED), GERMANY, AND ENGLAND, HAS 
150 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS (lJSD); MILLION SUDAN. BSN LADEN TOOK ACTIVE PART THE AFGHAN WAR AGAINST LIVED ISLAfl.ABAD, PAKISTAN, AND FROM THERE 
MODZAKHEDS (THE SINGULAR FORM MODJAHEDDIN), WELL 
RECRUIED AND SLECTED ARAB MILITANTS. WITHIN SOVIT AND RUSSIAN 
INTELLIGENCE ORGANIZATIONS, THESE RECRUITS WERE CALLED "AFGHAN 

ARABS" (Al,SO REFERRED THE DOCUMENT "ARAB AFGHANS" 

(b)(1) 
CONCENTRATED. FROM THIS GROUP, CREATED THE NUCLEUS THE 7ERRORIST FUNDAMENTALIST POLITICAL ORGANIZATION 11AL-KAIDA". AMONG THE MSMBERS WAS HIS PERSONAL FRIEND, AMIR ((K!iATTAB) JORDANIAN CHECHEN WHOSE REPUTATION WAS DISTINGUISHED EVEN THEIR OWN CIRCLE FOR UNMOTIVATED BRUTALITY. 1995, KHATTAB AP?EARED CHECHNYA CARRY OUT SPECIAL MISSION ASSIGNED HIM USAM BEN LADSN ORGANIZE TRAINING CAMPS FOR INTERNATIONAL TERRORISTS. MARRIED NADIR KHACHILAEV'S SISTER DAGESTANIAN WOMAN FROM THE "LAK TUKHUM", r..xn.:NDED CLAN) WAS COLONEL, FOUGHT F'IELD COMMANDER, AND WAS WOUNDED THE HAND. KHATTAB ORGANIZED THRSE TRAINING CAMPS THE VEDENO AND NOJA.I-URT AREAS THE FORESTED MOUNTAIN ZONE. GRADUATION HELD THE THREE CAMPS EVERY TWO MONTES. THEY ARE VERY WELL EQOIPPED, WITH FIRING RANGE FACILITIES AND CAPABILITY CREATE MODELS "SITES DIVERSION", WELL CLASSES fOR SAPPERS AND SNIPERS. BEN LADEN Ai.'ifD KHATTAB ARE STATED HAVING CONNECTIONS WITH FOLLOWING LEADERS OF' INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, ALL 
lffOUNDERS AND l?RINCIPAL IDEOLOGISTS INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM"- FORMSR FIELD COMMANDER AFGHANISTAN, YEMEN 
-AT-{ (TURABY)), SUDAN -AL-( (GANNUSHY}}, TUNISIA -((AZAM)}, PALESTINE -((RAKHMAN)), EGYPT -OF THE SOUTHERN PUSHTUN TRIBES -LEADER THE COUNCIL MODZAKHEDS 	THE GOALS 05, THE GROOP WERE, MINIMUM, OVERTHROW ARABIA, AND BUII.. '1JtJST ISLAMIC STA?E" THERE, AND ESTABLISH WORLDWIDE ISLAMIC STATE CAPABLE 
CHALLENGING 	THE U.S., CHINA, RUSSIA, AND WHAT VIEWS AND CONFUCIAN DOMINATION. T:-IE MEANS WHICH THE ABOVE GOALS ARE MET ARE 
VIA TERROR, ETHNIC CLEANSING, "LATENT PENETRATION" (NFI), AND CONTROL OVER NUCLEAR AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS (JIKHAD) FURTHER, RADICAL ISLAMIC {PREDOMINANTLY SUNNI) RSGIMES ARE ESTABLISHED AND S:JPPORTED EVERYWHERE POSSIBLE, INCLUDING BOSNIA, ALBANIA, 

JUDICIAL WATCH 

CHECHNYA, DAGESTAN, THE ENTIRE NORTHERN CAUCASUS "FROM SEA SEA", 
CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS, TATARSTAN, EASHKORTOSTAN, ALL RUSSIA, 
AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, TURKEY, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, ALGERIA, 
MOROCCO, EGYPT, TUNISIA, SUDAN, AND THE STATES THE PERSIAN GULr. 
TERRORIST ACTIVITIES ARE CONDUCTED AGAINST AMERICANS AND 
WESTERNERS, ISRAELIS, RUSSIANS (PREDOMINANTLY COSSSACKS), SER3S, 
CHINESE, ARMENIANS, AND DISLOYAL MUSLIMS. COORDINATION ANO 
FINANCIAL SUPPORT ARE GIVEN THE FOLLOWING GROUPS-
-AL JAMA'AT EGYPT
-AL ISLAMY' EGYPT

-AL JIKHAD EGYPT
-JIKHAD AL-ISLAMY -PALSSTINE 
-KHA....'1AS PALESTINE
-ARMED ISLAM GROUP ALGERIA 
-DISSIDENTS SAUDI ARABIA 
-NATIONAL FRONT ISLA:.Yi SUDAN
-ARAB TERRORIST GROCPS AND TRAINING CAMPS AfGHANISTAN 
-TALIBAN MOVEMENT AND ITS CAMPS, BADR AND BADRZ THE KHOST 
AREA 

-KLA AND BOSNIAN ISLAMIC GROOPS AND CONSPIRATORIAL ELEMENTS 
-ISLAMIC WAY AND WAKHABITS CHECHNYA, DAGESTAN, KABARDA, 
KARACHAI, BALKARIA, AND CRIMEA. 
-CELLS ARE CREATE AZERBAIJAN, TATARSTAN, BASHKOROSTAN, CENTRAL ASIAN RP,PUBLICS, AND AMONG MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG 
MUSLIM-CEECHENS. 
-TRAINING CAMPS ARE BE: !:.:STABLISHED CHECHNYA, INGUSHETIA, 
BALKARIA, KARACHAI, ADYGEYA, TAJIKISTAN. 
-JAMA'AT-UD-DARA-VA-SUNNA AND ITS TRAINING CAMPS FOR THE MILITANTS AL-OZIKHAD INTERNATIONAL AtW "MUSLIM BROTHERS". 
THE PURPOSE ALI, TRAINING CAMPS PREPARE "MINE.RS" (THE 
DOCUMEKT MOST LIKELY INTENDS THE MEANING SAPPERS), SPIES, 
COMMUNICATORS, IDEOLOGISTS, AND PROPAGANDISTS, ALL SPECIALISTS 
SPREAD ING FALSE RUMORS, DEFAMATION, AND PANIC BECOME PART THE 

THE DOCUMENT STATES THAT SPECIFIC ATTENTION SHOULD GIVEN THE NORTHERN CAUCASUS, AND ESPECIALLY CHECHNYA SINCE: THEY ARE REGARDED AREAS UNREACHABLE STRIKES FROM THE WEST. THE INTENT CREATE NEWLY DEVELOPED BASE FOR TRAINING TERRORISTS. AMIR KHATTAB AND NINE OTHER MILITANTS USAM BEN LADEN WERE SENT THERE WITH PASSPORTS ARAB COUNTRIES (NFI). THEY WORK MILITARY INSTRUCTORS KHATTAB'S THREE SCHOOLS; THEY ALSO WORK INSTRUCTORS THE ARMY CHECHNYA. TWO MORE SCHOOLS ARE BEING INGUSHETIA AND DAGESTAN. 
SEVERAL TIMES 1997 AFGHANISTAN, BEN LADEN MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES MOVLADY lJDAGOV'S PARTY, "ISLAMIC WAY", AND REPRESENTATIVES CHECHEN AND DAGESTAN WAKHABITES FROM GUDERNICS, GROZNY AND KARAMAKHY. THEY SETTLED THE QUESTION COOPERATlON--AGEEING EXCHANGE "FINANCIAL SUPPLIES" CHECHEN MILITANTS. TEY STRESSED THE NECESSITY TRAINING TERRORISTS DRAWN FROM AMONG "CONVERTED" EUROPEANS, RUSSIANS, UKRAINIANS, COSSACKS, AND OSSETIANS KHATTAB'S TRAINING CAMPS CONDUCT KIDNAPPINGS AND 
FRENCH, ISRAELI, U.S., AND ENGLISH CITIZENS. THE DOCUMENT NOTES THAT THE KIDNAPPING VINCENT COCHE:TEL, UNHCR OFFICIAL VLADIKARKAZ (b)(2) EA.RLISR 'THIS YEAR WAS PERFORMED THESE GRADUATES KHATTAB'S 

SCHOOL VETENO.) THESE MILITANTS WILL USED THE INTEREST THE "ARMED ISLAMIC GROUPtl AND "MUSLIM BROTHERS", AND FOR SPREADING TERROR THE CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS, CRIMEA, AND RUSSIA. "VOLUNTEERS" f'ROM Wi-!AT THE DOCUMENT REE'ERRED BEN LADEN'S "CHARITY SOCIETIES" FROM PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN HAVE GONE CHECHNYA AND NORTHERN CAUCASUS FOR THE NEW ROUND JIKHAD AGAINST COSSACKS AND RUSSIA. FINANCIAL CRISIS USED ?OR CREATING DISORDR, AND NEW STRIKES AND KIDNAPPING CONDUCTED FOR THE PURPOSE OE' PROVOKING UNIFIED UPRISING AGAINST RUSSIA, AND 
ISLAMIC STATE NORTHERN CAUCASUS. DIRECT ROUTE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED CHSCHNYA FROM PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN THROUGH TURKEY AND AZERBAIJAN. ABU (SAYAF)) (ALSO NOTED QUOTES THE DOCUMENT "SAFAY") COORDINATES THIS TRAFFIC "VOLUNTEERS", WELL DRUG TRAfFICKING, WOR!