Al Qaeda’s Saudi Military Officer Reminds Us of How Broken U.S. NatSec Is

May 19, 2020

Al Qaeda’s Saudi Military Officer Reminds Us of How Broken U.S. NatSec Is

by John D. Guandolo

Yesterday (May 18, 2020), U.S. Attorney General Barr announced Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the Saudi military officer who killed three (3) naval personnel and injured eight (8) others during an attack at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola (FL) on December 6, 2019, was an Al Qaeda operative.

Definitive information was pulled off of Alshamrani’s phone by the FBI which reveals Alshamrani was working with AQAP (Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) long before he came to the United States.

This is no shock to students of UTT’s work, but shocking to many civilian and military leaders in the U.S. government whose incompetence is exceeded only by their ignorance of basic elements of Islam, and their complete inability or unwillingness to do their duty.

How broken is the U.S. federal government’s vetting practices, counterterrorism training, and counterintelligence capability?

The first muslim Imam to offer prayers inside the U.S. House of Representatives, Siraj Wahhaj, is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was a character witness for the Blind Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, has sons & daughters who ran a jihadi training camp for children in New Mexico, and is an advocate of jihad and the implementation of sharia in America.

Abdurahman Alamoudi was the Islamic advisor to President Clinton, worked as a “Goodwill Ambassador” for the U.S. State Department, and created the Muslim Chaplain Program for the Department of Defense. Alamoudi is now in prison because he was a financier for Al Qaeda.

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Imam Mohamed Magid, who is also the leader of the jihadi ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia, was given the FBI Director’s Award by FBI Director James Comey, and sat on the Homeland Security Advisory Committee with a SECRET clearance under the Obama administration.

Imam Anwar al Awlaki was a revered “moderate muslims” who gave presentations to leaders inside the Pentagon to explain how “peaceful” Islam is. Yet he is now dead after the U.S sent a missile down on him because – as it turns out – he was the leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen.

U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed fourteen (14) people at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009 as an act of jihad. Prior to this massacre, Hasan’s conversation with Al Qaeda leader Anwar al Awlaki was intercepted by U.S. intelligence, but was deemed rhetoric by ignorant FBI agents/analysts who did “not currently assess Hasan to be involved in terrorist activities.” Because these agents and analysts were not trained properly, they did not understand Hasan was seeking Islamic legal authority from Awlaki to conduct the attack.

ISIS Commander Gulmurod Khalimov participated in 5 counterterrorism training courses in the United States and Tajikistan through the U.S. Department of State, AND, “All appropriate Leahy vetting was undertaken in advance of this training,” according to State Department spokeswoman Jhunjhunwala.

Do you see the pattern?

The leaders inside the federal government leading our intelligence agencies and military have a long track record of utter failure and inability to identify our enemies.

Understanding the Threat has never had such problems, and has a long record of success.

Civilian and military leaders inside the U.S. government in charge of key components of government have an understanding of Islam that is exactly opposite of what every jihadi tells us, what is taught in U.S. Islamic schools, and what is taught by the most authoritative sources of Islam, including Al Azhar in Cairo, Egypt.

When I went undercover inside the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia as an FBI agent, the leaders of that mosque gave me audio recordings of Al Qaeda leader Anwar al Awlaki’s talks on death in Islam. Awlaki’s books, CD’s, and other materials are widely distributed in U.S. mosques and mosque book stores. Why? Because he is a revered Islamic scholar in the U.S. Islamic community.

The stated purpose of Islam is to impose “Allah’s divine law” or sharia on every human being on earth through all means possible. This is Islam, and this is why it is taught to muslim children in U.S. Islamic schools. It is taught because is a capital crime in Islam for muslims to teach other muslims something about Islam that is not true.

U.S. military generals and admirals, Cabinet Secretaries, and Directors of U.S. federal agencies have been so busy listening to “moderate muslims” tell them about Islam, they forgot they have a legal duty to actually know the truth. If they simply read any book of Islamic Law they would see their “moderate muslim friend” is obliged to lie to them to advance Islam.

What are police, analysts, federal agents, military personnel, national guardsmen, and others trained by Understanding the Threat (UTT) able to do?

UTT-trained professionals are able to: know and speak truth about real threats in their communities; proactively identify and initiate cases on jihadis and jihadi organizations in their local community; dismantle jihadi networks at the local level; create innovative investigative solutions to deal with jihadis in their locales; conduct predictive analysis; change the nature of the way we engage Islamic forces in battle; better respond to ongoing jihadi attacks; and much more.

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About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
  1. teresa daigrepont June 2, 2020 at 10:28 pm Reply

    The information the Phillip Haney was probably killed for, that he kept on a zipdrive around her s neck, who has that now, and is it helping?

  2. Thank you Attorney General Barr, before you,so many were complicit and/or uninformed, many have never had accurate information and do not know about the calls to activate terror, that lies within the pages of the Q book that call for “slaying”, unbelievers in Islam. They read something that sounds peaceful, while the next verse is just the opposite. Sharia law forbids the truth which they consider provoking violence, but it is important to know they know who and how to decieve and if it slips their lips they will get hunted down. BLM and Antifa are the splinter groups of the MB,activated and they found their catalyst, with a video of a death of restraint, to call for protests as their matter, I will add in the middle east wars, the terrorist will target the Christians and burn the churches after they take out police forces, so Trumps standing before a burned church with a Bible shows he knows the signs of terror and possible mind set of who may have visited St. Johns. Church, not to pray for peace but to lit a fire in a basement in my opinion. The Dems, left black dressed protesters on the move with signs from care and deams of Obama who strategize to look peaceful, but whom may I beleive support the splinter groups and blame Trump. Not at war with us and operational in the U.S to terrorize but look peaceful is the deception that works for all Islamic terrorists. The connection is silence about the organized funds, prefected ads, media announcements of time frames and locations,continue attempt to remove a President, with a denial to ignore the other hand.

  3. […] Al Qaeda’s Saudi Military Officer Reminds Us of How Broken U.S. National Security Is. May 19, 2020 Yesterday (May 18, 2020), U.S. Attorney General Barr announced Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the Saudi military officer who killed three (3) naval personnel and injured eight (8) others during an attack at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola (FL) on December 6, 2019, was an Al Qaeda operative.… […]

  4. The Obama comment to the muslim brotherhood or the OIC,at the U.N….”the future does not belong to those who slander the Prohet of Islam”, was a warning and showed an adherence to the doctrine of Islam and sharia slander laws. He was very good at executing the perfect presentation to speak to the base of Islam, and signaling to staff it appeared to watch their words, his cool presentation and popularity made great strides to keep any negative information relegated to extremist or radicals not the base of believers as protection and it appeared they were all in on this type of communication. The open borders were also a politcal fight, not to save our country from invasion but as a scantionary from war, and that aided our enemy as a new target, they may have participated and supported the war in Syria. So fighters and families came in great numbers……from many different countries. Anyone speaking about the sura’s commanding this type of travel and the civilization jhad taking place was shamed.

    The recent base attack seemed to be identified more correctly a big change.

  5. Countering violent extremism does not address the most prolific group, the base of Islam. Is this why Haney is gone….he was a threat to it’s operations had he been able to influence our national security to revised itself away from the deception.

    • You are right on. Haney was killed for speaking out on this…and the entire situation lays on Obama’s TRAITOROUS policies “speak no evil against the evil false prophet of Islam”. The Democrats and the left are aligned with Islam and Islam will devour them along with us American Patriots who KNOW the danger of this cursed Satanic religion. Islam should be banned in America and the World for that matter.


    Whereas UTT’s foregoing analysis suggests that federal vetting focused on the interception of sharia-adherent killers reflects a level of lackadaisical nonfeasance reminicent of Nero’s erstwhile response to 3-alarm fires in Rome, said civilian and military figures who at this late date are probably feigning any contextual ignorance, should be asked to explain what might conceivably be a treasonous coverup of efforts to provide aid & comfort to an existential enemy in time of was via e.g. U.S. embedded jihadists.

    Furthermore, the recent emergence of heavily armed mid-west sociopaths espousing verbatim, the “patriotic” rallying cries coming out of New York death-panelists to effectively kick sand in the face of covid-19 medical science emanating from the U.S. Surgeon General and the White House, the only player capable of initiating an investigation for the express purpose of averting a looming civil war (don’t laugh) is the same Department of Justice which for eighteen years has partially harbored said “ignorance” (non of which, vis-a-vis the time line, I hasten to add, would seemingly involve General Barr).

    *Anyone wishing to exercise their right as an American citizen to familiarize themselves with a personal translated copy of Islam’s 22 May 1991 declaration of war on Western civilization, which in 2004 was seized from a subterranean basement in Annandale, Virginia USA in accordance with a federal search warrant by special agents of the FBI, should contact http:// to request (for a nominal handling & postage fee) GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT 003-0085 3:04-CR-240-G U.S. v. HLF, et al.

    • Just get a copy of the Quran and read 9-5, 9-29, 2-193, and a 100 other hate filled verses against US infidels. Muslims believe this is their allah god talking…Quran.

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