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It came as no surprise that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed would be forced to co-operate with the Americans as these evildoers were holding his children hostage. KhalidShaikh Mohammed corroborated Zubaydah¶s information regarding our plan to destroyseveral U.S. gas stations by simultaneously detonating explosives in the stations¶underground storage tanks. The operative Khalid Shaikh Mohammed named, (or whoseidentity was found on his computer) however, was an operative who once tried to jumpoff a bridge in Columbus, Ohio, named Iyman Faris.
Iyman Faris was born in Kashmir on June 4, 1969, entered theUnited States in May 1994 and became a United States citizen inDecember 1999. He was employed as an independent truck driver. Inlate 2000 he traveled with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a long-timefriend, from Pakistan to Afghanistan. Faris had known Khalid ShaikhMohammed since the Afghani Jihad, and maintained a closerelationship with him. After arriving in Afghanistan with Khalid ShaikhMohammed, Faris was introduced to Usama bin Laden at an al-Qaeda training camp.During this meeting in late 2000, one of bin Laden¶s men asked Faris about ³ultralight´airplanes. Al-Qaeda was looking to procure an escape airplane that could be placedaboard a cargo plane loaded with fuel and explosives. This would allow
to remainalive after they completed their mission so that they could continue to fulfill their obligation to make Jihad. Faris responded that he too was interested in ultralights, andhe was asked to obtain information concerning them. Faris had previously taken a gyro-copter simulator flight in the United States. Two months later, Faris performed acomputer search at an Internet café in Karachi, Pakistan, and obtained informationconcerning ultralights. Faris provided a hard copy of this information to Khalid ShaikhMohammed.
 After the September 11
2001 Raids, FBI agents in Ohio interviewed Faris andhis former wife, Geneva Bowling because he was a young Pakistani who had ahazardous-material license. The FBI failed to examine the records of his previous travelheld by the State Department or look the visa stamps on his American passport. Nor didthey follow up on his subsequent travel that included a trip to Karachi in late December 2001. Instead, the FBI chose to roundup 700 other men of Middle Eastern descent,solely on the basis of visa violations and their ethnic backgrounds, and detain themindefinitely, allow the Correction Officer¶s where they were incarcerated to becomejudge, jury and executioner while Faris roamed free! This was not a so-called ³terrorist´investigation ± this was collective punishment.
. USDC Eastern District of Virginia Criminal Information Iyman Ferrishttp://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/faris/usfaris603criminf.pdf USDC Eastern District of Virginia Statement of Facts Iyman Ferrishttp://news.corporate.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/faris/usfaris603sof.pdf 
In Karachi Khalid Shaikh Mohammed asked Faris to visit a travel agency on hisbehalf and obtain extensions on several airline tickets to Yemen. To accomplish thistask, Faris dressed in disguise as a member of the non-violent Islamic revivalistmovement Tablighi Jamaat. John Walker Lindh's path to Islam led to Tabligh Jamaatmissionaries in 1999. In early 2002, Faris visited Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in Karachi,Pakistan. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed introduced Faris to Abu Zubaydah. A few weekslater, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed asked Faris to go with his son to deliver a bagcontaining money and cell phones to Zubaydah. At another meeting, Zubaydah askedFaris what he could do for al-Qaeda. Faris and Zubaydah discussed Faris¶s work as atruck driver in the United States. Faris described his trucking routes and deliveries for airport cargo planes. Zubaydah advised that he was interested in cargo planes becausethey would hold ³more weight and more fuel.´Zubaydah then informed Faris that al-Qaeda was planning two simultaneousoperations in New York City and Washington, D.C. Zubaydah spoke with Faris aboutdestroying the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City by severing suspension cables on thebridge. Zubaydah tasked Faris to procure the necessary equipment for the operationand described the equipment as ³gas cutters´ but instructed Faris to refer to them incode as ³gas stations´ in any subsequent communications sent to Zubaydah. Zubaydahalso explained that al-Qaeda was planning to derail trains. Zubaydah assigned Faris toobtain the necessary tools for the train-derailment plot as well. In messages toZubaydah, those tools were to be referred to as ³mechanics shops.´Faris indicated that he had email and was familiar with the Internet. Zubaydahinstructed him never to access email immediately after logging on but only after openingother Internet sites first.
Upon returning to the United States from Pakistan in April2002, Faris researched blowtorches and the Brooklyn Bridge on the Internet. After hisInternet research, Faris approached an acquaintance with a technical background, andasked him about obtaining blowtorches.Between April 2002 and March 2003, Faris sent several coded messagesthrough his relative Majid Khan of Baltimore, Maryland, to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed inPakistan, indicating that Faris was still trying to obtain ³gas stations´ and ³mechanicsshops´ (i.e., he had been unsuccessful in his ongoing attempts to locate the equipment).In March 2003, Faris inquired about Zubaydah¶s arrest through a message to another here in the United States.In late 2002, Faris traveled to New York City. After examining the BrooklynBridge, he concluded that the plot to destroy the bridge by severing the cables was veryunlikely to succeed because of the bridge¶s security and structure. In early 2003, after scouting the bridge, Faris sent a message to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed that stated, ³theweather is too hot.´ This message meant that the bridge plot was unlikely to succeed.
. Some intranet software saves the first ___ characters that you type on the main server, that way, someone could get your password. Another explanation: In Internet Explorer, there is a feature called auto-complete which will remember what data wastyped into a form. If this feature is turned on, it is a good way to see what someone was searching for at Google. All one has to do isto go to Google and push the cursor down key in the search box.
Faris was supposed to single-handedly cut the support wires and destroy theBrooklyn Bridge but he refused to carry out his mission. Traffic never ceases on thatstructure. Can you imagine a motorist observing an Arabic looking fellow in the weehours of the morning pointing a blowtorch at one of the hundreds of cables suspendingthe Brooklyn Bridge? This would be no way for Faris to become a big wheel in al-Qaeda. Faris was secretly indicted in March 2003, pleaded guilty to helping us, andbegan making numerous cell phone calls on behalf of the FBI. In October 2003 U.S.District Court Judge Leonie M. Brinkema sentenced Faris to 20 years in prison. Beforesentencing Faris, Judge Brinkema denied Faris¶ request that he be allowed to withdrawhis guilty plea as he had made up a tale to confuse the FBI and secure a book deal.
Faris gave up the name of Majid Khan as a player in thisoperation. Majid Khan, however, had already been captured inPakistan
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed rolled over on him. MajidKhan would in turn give up Uzair Paracha, 23, who was arrested inMarch 2003 in New York by the FBI and held as a material witness.Uzair Paracha, a Pakistani who was involved in real estate andwhose father Saifullah Paracha owns an import clothing business isaccused of helping Brothers gain entry into the United States and of being part of an effort to obtain chemical weapons, his attorney, al-Qaeda houseattorney Anthony Ricco, said.The FBI complaint against Uzair Paracha accused him of trying to facilitate MajidKhan¶s re-entry into the United States:Approximately two weeks before Uzair Parachaleft Pakistan for the United States, [February 2003]Uzair Paracha met [Majid Khan] whom he learnedwanted Uzair Paracha to perform tasks for him in theUnited States. Uzair Paracha met [Majid Khan] at theKarachi office of the business by which Uzair Parachais employed. [Majid Khan] was with Ammar al-Baluchi.Uzair Paracha was advised that [Majid Khan] andAmmar al-Baluchi wanted to invest approximately $200,000 in thebusiness for which Uzair Paracha worked in Karachi. Uzair Paracha wasadvised not to ask any questions about the money because [Majid Khan]and Ammar al-Baluchi were supporters of Usama bin Laden. Uzair Paracha believed the funds to be al-Qaeda money, and [Majid Khan] andAmmar al-Baluchi wanted to keep the funds liquid and to be able toretrieve them on short notice. Uzair Paracha believed that if he did notperform the tasks that [Majid Khan] was requesting him to undertake in the

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