Terrorist´s clothing discovered in Texas? - Suspicious jacket shows plane flying toward tower, Arabic military badge (WND-WORLD NET DAILY) 01/27/05 1:00 a.m. Eastern)
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The discovery in Texas of a jacket featuring an Arabic military badge
and an airplane headed toward a tower with the words "Midnight
Mission" is fueling fears of a possible connection to terrorism.
According to a Department of Homeland Security morning brief
marked "For official use only," a report from Customs and Border
Protection noted that on Dec. 23, Border Patrol agents stationed in
Hebbronville, Texas, found a jacket with an Arabic patch in a lay-up
area on Highway 285.
The jacket is said to have a total of three patches, two sewn on the
back, and one on the inside.
The two patches on the back were an Arabic military badge and one
with the letters "Daiwa," while the patch on the inside
read "Midnight Mission."
This "Midnight Mission" patch features a logo depicting "an airplane
flying over a building and headed towards a tower," according to the
The military patch with the Arabic writing shows the image of a
lion´s head, with wings and a parachute emanating from the animal.
The report notes, "DHS translators concluded that the patch
read, ´Defense Center,´ ´Ministry of Defense,´ or ´Defense
Headquarters.´ The bottom of the patch read ´Martyr,´ ´Way to Eternal
Life´ or ´Way to Immortality.´"
The brief also states, "The ´Daiwa´ patch stands for a corporate
company which sells sport fishing products with corporate offices in
eight countries including Japan, the U.S., Australia, France,
Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, and the UK."
The report notes the document "may contain initial and preliminary
reporting which may or may not be accurate or be supported by
corroborative information. The [Homeland Security Operations Center]
is actively evaluating the reporting to establish its accuracy and to
determine if it represents a possible link to terrorism."
No one from Border Patrol or Homeland Security was available for
comment on the jacket and patches by press time.
The morning briefs produced by DHS are a daily roundup of suspicious
activities covering a wide scope of events. Other typical entries
logged include the arrests of individuals tied to terrorism, bomb
threats at sensitive targets such as oil refineries, and this month´s
train collision and chemical leak in Graniteville, S.C.
The discovery of the jacket comes at a time when defense of U.S.
borders and domestic security top the concerns of Americans,
according to a recent poll.
Just yesterday, both President Bush and Congress addressed the need
for reforming immigration laws and protecting the border.
Bush continued his push to grant illegal aliens guest-worker status,
while a leading member of his own party, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-
Wis., has introduced a get-tough crackdown dealing with driver´s
licenses, political asylum, deportation and border security.
Meanwhile, James Gilchrist, a retired California businessman is
beginning the "Minuteman Project," with 240 volunteers ready for a
month of aerial and ground surveillance on the Arizona-Mexico border.
"This border issue is about all 50 states, not just Arizona or
Texas," Gilchrist told the Washington Times. "It´s about our
Constitution and how it applies to all of us." (© 2005
WorldNetDaily.com, Inc. 01/27/05)
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