April 20, 2013

Sleeper Agents or Rogue Terrorists?

Were the bombings at the Boston Marathon the work of a sleeper agents or just rogue terrorists? This is just one of the many questions law enforcement will need to sort out during its investigation. However, it’s doubtful the America public will ever hear of these findings, despite rumors that everyone from Al Qaeda to mother Russia has been slowly placing sleeper cells into key cities throughout the United States.

Only months after the September 11 attacks, Newsweek ran an article describing how the FBI and the intelligence agencies were able to thwart a possible sleeper attack against the U.S. Capital. In 2002, an internal report by the FBI indicated 50 to 100 terrorist operatives had infiltrated the U.S. Just two years later the bureau suggested Al-Qaida sleeper cells were operating in 40 states. Earlier this same year Fox News reported possible links between the Al Jazeera network and Muslim sleeper cells in the city of Detroit. Although none of these confirm the existence of either foreign government or terrorist sleeper cells, it does warrant further investigation.


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Mark is a former Navy SEAL and medical officer who served 25yrs as a Reconnaissance Marine, Navy Corpsman and Physician Assistant. He retired in 2010 as training officer for Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center, Office of Naval Intelligence. A published author his memoir BATTLE READY, Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic details his life and the difficulties he encountered with Post-Traumatic Stress. In addition to writing, Mark works as a consultant and serves as the Director for the UDT-SEAL Association's Member Life Assistance Program (MLAP). His military decorations include the Navy Cross, the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

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  • JHR

    This is a great article with some little know information. Thank You. I don't think this was a sleeper cell. The true Sleepers, or parents or their pups as I call them, will (JMO) hail from parents born in the U.S. I think it is outrageous that I have not heard one person talk about the possibility that the Boston Bombers were trained on USA soil. Yes, there are training camps. However, there are more than likely skilled bomb makers already living on US soil. Those guys/gals, would be the "sleepers". They don't get caught, they teach, they excell at passing information about their Jihadi trade along to those who are devout and they remain under the radar and out of the eye of LEO.

  • JHR

    This is a great article with some little know information. Thank You. I don't think this was a sleeper cell. The true Sleepers, or parents or their pups as I call them, will (JMO) hail from parents born in the U.S. I think it is outrageous that I have not heard one person talk about the possibility that the Boston Bombers were trained on USA soil. Yes, there are training camps. However, there are more than likely skilled bomb makers already living on US soil. Those guys/gals, would be the "sleepers". They don't get caught, they teach, they excell at passing information about their Jihadi trade along to those who are devout and they remain under the radar and out of the eye of LEO.

  • dolphinwearersdaughter

    Virginstateofmind Robert Frost is my all time favorite!

  • -BLACK-

    @MAJROD    Ill drink to that,

  • MR151

    This just in:  Canada's RCMP announced a little while ago that 2 men with ties to AQ have been arrested & charged with plotting to attack a Canadian passenger train. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57580804/2-arrested-in-terror-plot-against-canadian-passenger-train-police-say/