Still keep an eye on oregon.

 (From KM, un-named source, summed up in my words. anything that sounds offensive or bad in any way is my fault) 

ok, this guy(Pete Seda) is on trial for supposedly laundering money to terrorist organizations out of ashland, oregon. the judge decided to defer sentencing until sept. 10th.  I-5 in the medford/ ashland area has an increased traffic of homeland security vans, a four-day disaster simulation excersize has just commenced in Portland as of yesterday, and the SOU campus in ashland has just had an influx of middle-eastern students (approx. 25 young men) all enrolled in the last few weeks.  not saying anything bad about these young men, but it sounds like an easy set-up for a false flag attack.

  1. August 15, 2007
    Pete Seda arrested on return to Oregon
    By WILLIAM McCALL
    The Associated Press
    PORTLAND — The fugitive former director of a defunct Islamic charity was arrested Wednesday by federal agents when he arrived in the United States to face tax and money laundering charges, his attorney said.
    Pirouz Sedaghaty, 50, also known as Pete Seda, was detained at the customs checkpoint after getting off a flight that arrived at Portland International Airport from Germany.
    Federal prosecutors say Sedaghaty left for Saudi Arabia four years ago. His attorneys have so far refused to say where Sedaghaty, a native of Iran, has been living since then.
    He was to appear later Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Eugene. One of his attorneys, Tom Nelson, said prosecutors plan to ask a judge to keep Sedaghaty in custody until his arraignment next Wednesday.
    Sedaghaty is accused of conspiracy, money laundering and tax fraud charges that claim he helped smuggle $150,000 out of the United States to Saudi Arabia through the charity, and then filed a false tax return to cover it up.
    Sedaghaty, a U.S. citizen, decided it was time to confront the charges, Nelson told The Associated Press.
    “He is voluntarily returning home to clear his name,” Nelson said. “He always said he would return and is now looking forward to working again in the community.”
    Sedaghaty was co-director of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation chapter in Ashland, which the U.S. Treasury Department in September 2004 designated as a group supporting terrorism.
    Sedaghaty, who left the country in 2003, founded the chapter with a Saudi citizen, Soliman al-Buthi, who returned to Saudi Arabia in 2001.
    Unlike Sedaghaty, al-Buthi has been labeled a “specially designated global terrorist” and is considered an international fugitive even though he is working as a government official in Saudi Arabia.
    The Al-Haramain foundation, based in Riyadh, was dissolved by the Saudi government in 2004.
    The federal investigation of the Oregon chapter of Al-Haramain became public late in 2003, surprising many in Ashland, where Sedaghaty had attended Southern Oregon University and decided to launch a career as an urban forester. He was known for his work to save trees threatened by development, earning local media attention, and as a peace activist who worked to improve relations with Muslims.
    The Ashland house where the chapter was based was sold in May 2006 at the direction of the Treasury Department.
    The Treasury Department said the Oregon chapter of Al-Haramain was designated as a group suspected of supporting terrorism because a federal investigation showed “direct links between the U.S. branch and Osama bin Laden.”
    Earlier this month, Nelson filed a federal lawsuit in Portland seeking to remove the chapter from the government list.
    The lawsuit noted the Treasury Department’s allegation about links to al-Qaida came in a press release, and said the department has never provided the Oregon chapter with any information it used for the designation in order to rebut it, or responded to requests for reconsideration.
    The Oregon chapter of Al-Haramain was charged in the same February 2005 federal grand jury indictment as Sedaghaty and al-Buthi. Sedaghaty was listed as the secretary of the chapter and al-Buthi as its treasurer.
    The indictment said that “zakat,” the requirement that all Muslims donate to charity to help the poor and needy, “has been diverted by Islamic charitable foundations” to assist in “violent jihad,” or holy war.
    A federal judge in September 2005 dismissed the charges against the foundation at the request of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Oregon after federal prosecutors argued it was a waste of time because the foundation chapter was nothing but a corporate shell.
    Prosecutors, however, reserved the right to refile the charges against the foundation.
    The chapter is at the center of a federal lawsuit challenging the Bush administration warrantless eavesdropping program.
    The case, being heard by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, claims the National Security Administration illegally intercepted telephone calls without warrants between al-Buthi and his two American lawyers, Wendell Belew and Asim Ghafoor.
    Attorneys for the chapter have offered a call log the Treasury Department mistakenly released to them as evidence. The log since has been ordered returned to the government, which has been keeping it under tight security, allowing it to be seen only by top government officials and select federal judges despite arguments by attorneys that it does not merit such protection.
    Sedaghaty established the Oregon chapter of the charity in 1997 with support from the Saudi foundation. He distributed Islamic literature to prisoners and operated the chapter as a prayer house.
    But a former worker at the Ashland chapter who wrote a book about his experience has said the chapter promoted Islamic radicalism with its literature.
    Both Sedaghaty and Al-Buthi, in newspaper interviews, have denied those claims by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross in his book, “My Year Inside Radical Islam.”
    *would be a great cover story for false flag attack on the West Coast*
    Coincides with…
    This is an urgent advisory notice from concerned citizens of Oregon and Washington about an upcoming U.S. Joint Forces Command emergency management exercise known as NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 that will simulate terrorism or disaster scenarios in the Lower Columbia River Basin between Aug. 20th and Aug 24th, 2007.
    NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 was designed and will be directed by U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) and the Department of Homeland Security. We are aware of no public notice concerning this exercise, but preliminary investigation has revealed that Oregon National Guard officials and federal officials will conduct the drill. Details from official sources are minimal.
    This advisory is to document our concerns, raise public awareness and urge citizen action based on the following facts:
    1. NOBLE RESOLVE is a computer-based simulation of a large-scale emergency situation (e.g. earthquake, hurricane, tsunami, or terrorist attack with nuclear weapon) in order to train for managing all aspects of the emergency response through comprehensive software.
    2. Military exercises such as NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 have a recent history of coinciding with lethal “live” events. This occurred both at the start of Desert Storm in 1990 and on 9/11/01 when five or more major military or security exercises were in progress on the very day of the actual attacks. The same phenomenon occurred with the London Bombings of 7/7/05 during which a drill concerning multiple bomb attacks was being staged on that day.
    3. Vice President Cheney, Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff and former Senator Rick Santorum have all warned of a new 9/11 attack this summer, but are giving no evidence in support. Chertoff based his prediction on a “gut feeling”.
    4. The May 2007 Presidential Directive NSPD 51 (HSPD 20) addressing “continuity of government” in the event of a massive emergency, includes secret “annexes” which are pertinent additional documents. Some US Congressional Committee on Homeland Security members such as Rep. Peter DeFazio have written to formally request permission to review these secret “annexes” and have twice been denied access by the White House.
    5. This particular exercise, NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2, includes one scenario involving an unaccounted for, “loose,” ten kiloton nuclear weapon, exactly as Vice President Cheney hinted in recent interviews. Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff claims he fears the same.
    6. The plummeting support for the GOP has triggered comments from its members and analyses of its current political strategy that point to a new 9/11 attack as a contributing factor to GOP political salvation. Moreover, it appears that legends or back stories are being disseminated to support just such an event.
    Transparency concerning NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 is vital for the public safety of everyone in the Lower Columbia River Basin. We call on the planners, directors and participants in NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 to be vigilant and to maintain transparency with respect to these military exercises. We also urge citizens and our elected officials to monitor the activities of participants connected with the exercises and alert authorities to any suspicious behavior. These exercises have an established pattern of becoming “live” events. (Please read references below.) We recommend that officials of the Ports of Astoria, Longview, Vancouver and Portland on the Lower Columbia River take extra care in their monitoring and examination of all shipping on the Lower Columbia River while NOBLE RESOLVE 07-2 is in progress. Finally, we urge all concerned to voice that concern in letters and calls to elected officials and civil servants requesting full transparency and citizen oversight.
    REFERENCES:
    1. About Noble Resolve
    “Four days of “simulated” nuclear terrorist scenarios in the US & Europe”
    http://tinyurl.com/ynq8oq
    USJFOCM – 1
    http://www.jfcom.mil/index.htm
    USJFOCM – 2:
    http://tinyurl.com/328eoj
    2. History of Military Exercises Coinciding with live events
    Internal Look Simulation of Iraq Invading Kuwait Coincides with Start of Desert Storm
    Norman Schwarzkopf: “We went ahead and did an exercise, what’s called a command post exercise, which is what Internal Look was to test our ability to deal with this particular scenario … Just so happened we were in the middle of conducting the Internal Look command post exercise at the same time the crisis developed in the gulf.”
    http://tinyurl.com/yt3v2k
    NYC / Washington DC / Pennsylvania on 9/11/01
    http://tinyurl.com/bdfsv
    London Bombings
    http://tinyurl.com/8um9d
    3. New 9/11 warnings
    Cheney
    http://tinyurl.com/3bqxq4 (page
    Chertoff
    http://tinyurl.com/2routa
    Al Qaeda
    http://tinyurl.com/2peoqb
    Santorum
    http://tinyurl.com/ypkybx
    4. NSPD 51 Grants Martial Law authority
    Text of NSPD 51
    http://tinyurl.com/yqthor
    DeFazio denied access to COG plans
    http://tinyurl.com/36snph
    5. Scenario Involving Nuclear Attack in Portland
    Harvard Study Maps Results of 10 Kiloton Nuclear Blast in Portland, OR
    http://tinyurl.com/2fmtpl (Pg. 9)
    Ten kiloton nuclear bomb fact sheet
    http://tinyurl.com/2q48qa
    6. Associating terrorist act to revival of GOP
    Republican Party of Arkansas
    http://tinyurl.com/27hgez (3rd para. from end)
    Paul Craig Roberts
    http://tinyurl.com/38wn5v
    Portland Connections:
    Uncertain future (Portland, Oregon) Oregon gets terror drills
    http://tinyurl.com/26we5b
    Portland Withdraws from Joint Terrorism Task Force
    http://tinyurl.com/2564to
    Swan Island Networks is providing logistical support for Operation Noble Resolve
    http://tinyurl.com/ytza2a
    http://tinyurl.com/2adgch
    Mobius & Swan Island
    http://tinyurl.com/2zsgsa
    Maersk Lines now primary US military shipper
    http://tinyurl.com/23ssy8
    Maersk Lines involved with NOBLE RESOVE
    http://tinyurl.com/2q48qa
    SeaSecure & Mobius
    http://www.seasecure.com/
    General Background:
    Is America Preparing for Martial Law?
    http://tinyurl.com/a3ot9
    Martial Law is Now a Real Threat: Declaring the US a Battlefield
    http://tinyurl.com/2zg67l
    BAE joins RAINS
    http://tinyurl.com/2g55y9
    London Bombing Drill conducted by Visor
    http://www.visorconsultants.com/index.html
    Guiliani in London on 7/7/05
    http://www.prismwebcastnews.com/pwn/?p=969
    Giuliani Security & Safety LLC
    http://tinyurl.com/2f3gke
    Dirty Bomb Threat (backstory)
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20221065/
    New 911-style plot (backstory)
    http://tinyurl.com/2j7cxu
    Al Qaeda cell may be loose in US (backstory)
    http://tinyurl.com/ytmfdm
    Plot would have killed thousands (backstory)
    http://tinyurl.com/ynl6b8
    Doubt cast on ‘liquid explosives’ threat, Al Qaeda network in UK Identified
    http://tinyurl.com/2c9654

(anyone with anything to add to help keep an eye out, throw it in the comments, I’ll blog it.-dd92103)

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11 Comments

  1. Portland Indymedia would probably pick this up if you were to pass it on, my comp is running curiously slow or I would do it myself~

  2. portland, indymedia? before i send it, you want me to add anything to it?

  3. i Added KM to the article for you KM.
    🙂
    i’ll get it out there, but i want to thank you for looking out for all of us.
    God Bless you,
    -Pat.

  4. wont work. i just get an error message when i try to publish it.

  5. I can’t get to it either, tried several times. The only piece I would add is the fact that Pete Seda distributed copies of the Koran in prisons known as the “Noble Koran”…..Noble Resolve….hmmmm the oddities pile up

    Thankyou for taking this seriously! Repeated contact with locals has been fruitless. This area is supposedly known for liberal thinking, it’s more like PC-Ville!!!

  6. The “Noble Quran” is another spelling for it, but you probably already knew that!

  7. i can add that in, give me a bit, though. gotta start working on a book i’m co-authoring here in a sec. i’ll add that as soon as i get done working on that for the night.
    🙂

  8. *Borrowed from a Portland Oregonians Blog*

    US to Pay for Defense of Alleged Saudi Bagman
    Pete Seda, the man who oversaw the building of the Al Haramain “charity” which the feds allege used Saudi money to funnel money to Islamofascist chechen terrorists, has secured an Oregon federal public defender to mount his defense.
    If you’re working for the Saudis and have been on the lam for years, isn’t it a reasonable assumption that SOMEONE has been paying for all of his trips to far flung places around the islamic world? Food? Visas? Clothing? Someone like maybe the Saudis?
    Why do taxpayers now need to fund this guy’s defense?
    Apparently Larry Matasar’s (Kip Kinkel, Derrick Foxworth among other notable Matasar defendants) name was simply the next one to come up in the lottery of public defenders for the Al Haramain gig. Wow. That’s like hitting powerball. What are the chances???
    The Portland office of the federal public defender’s office has made a cottage industry out of defending alleged terrorists. It’s head, Steven Wax, was the attorney for the wrongly accused Brandon Mayfield. The Portland office also has mounted the defense of seven Guantanamo Bay detainees–the most defendants of any federal public defender’s office in the entire country. Gosh you’d think there would be bigger offices somewhere else in the country to mount these costly and time consuming cases, but Portland’s office wanted to beset taxpayers with the costs of the Gitmo detainees so took the most defendants.
    Calls to get comments from the federal public defenders office and the Oregon bar association went unanswered.

  9. can i add it to the other stuff on this blog, as long as i put the *borrowed from…on it?
    i’ll call it udate from oregon, and link it to this “still keep an eye on oregon”
    thanks km, for keeping me up to date on stuff.

  10. if I post it, borrow it, or “hear” it and put it here it’s yours…

    Have a good one!

  11. thanks KM i’ll blog it.


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