Friday, June 4, 2010

Terror Network Episode 2

Episode 2: Disassembling the Networks

March 02, 2010 14:39

Episode 2 began with an introduction from our local FOX affiliate that gave a brief overview of the present state of the War on Terror at both home and abroad.

At the beginning of the episode he Minneapolis branch of the F.B.I. was contacted by a young Somali-American (Nadif) who says he had an interest in joining the Bureau. The taskforce put him forth as a "willing" recruit to the Imam Mahammad Kahalil who is believed to have knowledge of the missing Somali boys and possible links to homegrown terrorists. After the initial introductions were made the Imam asked Yasabi (a PC who is on loan to the F.B.I. from the Mossad) to "procure" a large truck for an upcoming operation.

Imam Mahammad Kahalil of the Crescent Moon Mosque of Minneapolis

Later that day Jack Cooper (a PC) received a message that he had a visitor at the F.B.I. headquarters and that the contact had information regarding the ongoing case against the Somali cell. When Jack went back to headquarters he found Lev "The Bear" waiting for him – a Russian mobster whom Jack has worked with in the past.

Lev "the Bear" Russian Mafya Member

Lev told Jack that there was/is a Chechen drug dealer (Habib) on the streets whom Lev believes is involved with the cell that Jack is chasing. In return for this information Lev asked Jack for a "future favor". Jack agreed.

Habib the Chechen Drug Dealer

The team (Yasabi, Jack, and Lucy) then tracked down Habib, both threatening him to turn over information about the Somali cell and to go to work for the taskforce. This was done by Jack holding an unloaded weapon into the mouth of Habib in an abandoned warehouse. After Habib conceded to these "requests" the local police arrived (Lt. Kowalski) was first on the scene.

Lt. Kowalski

After stonewalling Kowalski, his superior, Deputy Police Chief Ali arrived on the scene and had a heated exchange with Jack about "future cooperation". Ali was insulted by both Jack and Lucy. Ali insisted that he would help if he knew what was going on but no-one in the group gave him any relevant information about the case.

Deputy Police Chief Ali

The group then sent Habib undercover in the Mosque to meet with the Imam. Habib found out information that led to the group’s realization that the Imam was/is being contacted by someone above him (via beeper) and that they communicate by writing draft emails but never sending them. Also, the group found out that the target of the attack is going to be on the next Saturday afternoon at 12:00 in the Mall of America. There is going to be a huge interfaith ceremony between a bishop in the Greek Orthodox Church and an Orthodox Rabbi from Israel and that somehow the Imam and his group is going to attack it.

The group then found out that the Imam only has transactions with one specific teller who also happens to be Somali. The group bugged her home and found out that she was going to have a late-night meeting with a local hardware store owner, who was also under suspicion of being a terrorist, about facilitating the purchase of explosives for a terror attack. The group tapped her phones but did not intercept her during their meeting.

The next morning the group found out that just a few minutes ago Lt. Kowalski had been driving by the hardware store on a "routine inspection" and was shot at by armed persons inside of the store. He was not injured, called for backup, and a stand-off ensued. S.W.A.T. was sent to the scene of the crime and when they stormed the building, the owner and his two sons (who were armed and actively fighting the police) were killed and the owner’s daughter (who was being used as a human shield) was also killed.

Moments after the standoff was ended by the S.W.A.T. team Jack received a message that Habib, their Chechen contact had been found murdered in an alleyway that morning in an "apparent Mafya-style execution".

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