WikiLeaks release: August 25, 2010 keywords: restraint: date: group: author: link: pages: WikiLeaks, U.S. Intelligence, U.S. Army, National Ground Intelligence Center, NGIC, classiﬁed, SECRET, NOFORN, Red Cell Classiﬁed SECRET//NOFORN (US) February 2, 2010 CIA Red Cell CIA Red Cellhttp://wikileaks.org/ﬁle/us-cia-redcell-exporter-of-terrorism-2010.pdf 3
By WikiLeaks Staﬀ (wl-oﬃce@sunshinepress.org)
This CIA ”Red Cell” report from February 2, 2010, looks at what will happen if it is internationally understood that the United States is an exporter of terrorism; ’Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon,nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin. This dynamic belies the American belief that our free, open and integrated multicultural society lessens the allure of radicalism and terrorism for US citizens.’ The report looks at a number cases of US exported terrorism, including attacks by US based or ﬁnanced Jewish, Muslimand Irish-nationalism terrorists. It concludes that foreign perceptions of the US as an ”Exporter of Terrorism” together with US double standards in international law, may lead to noncooperation in renditions (including the arrest of CIA oﬃcers) and the decision to not share terrorism related intelligence with the United States.
CIA Red Cell
A Red Cell SpecialMemorandum 5 February 2010
This memo was prepared by the CIA Red Cell, which has been charged by the Director of Intelligence with taking a pronounced "out-of-the-box" approach that will provoke thought and offer an alternative viewpoint on the full range of analytic issues. Comments and queries are welcome and may be directed to the CIA Red Cell at (703) 482-6918 / 482-0169 or 44462/50127,secure. (C)
What If Foreigners See the United States as an “Exporter of Terrorism”? (S//NF)
Much attention has been paid recently to the increasing occurrence of American-grown Islamic terrorists conducting attacks against US targets, primarily in the homeland. Less attention has been paid to homegrown terrorism, not exclusively Muslim terrorists, exported overseas to target nonUS persons. Thisreport examines the implications of what it would mean for the US to be seen increasingly as an incubator and “exporter of terrorism.”
(S//NF) Contrary to common belief, the American export of terrorism or terrorists is not a recent phenomenon, nor has it been associated only with Islamic radicals or people of Middle Eastern, African or South Asian ethnic origin. This dynamic belies the Americanbelief that our free, open and integrated multicultural society lessens the allure of radicalism and terrorism for US citizens.
last year five young Muslim American men traveled from northern Virginia to Pakistan allegedly to join the Pakistani Taliban and to engage in jihad. Their relatives contacted the FBI after they disappeared without telling anyone, and then Pakistani authoritiesarrested them as they allegedly attempted to gain access to al-Qa’ida training facilities.
November 2008, Pakistani-American David Headley conducted surveillance in support of the Lashkar-i-Tayyiba (LT) attack in Mumbai, India that killed more than 160 people. LT induced him to change his name from Daood Gilani to David Headley to facilitate his movement between the US, Pakistan, andIndia. American Jews have supported and even engaged in violent acts against perceived enemies of Israel. In 1994, Baruch Goldstein, an American Jewish doctor from New York, emigrated to Israel, joined the extremist group Kach, and killed 29 Palestinians during their prayers in the mosque at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron which helped to trigger a wave of bus bombings by HAMAS in early 1995....