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First published Tuesday, May 13, 2008

UPDATED September 13th, 2014

From June of 2002 up to and including September of 2007, PI Bill Warner aka William Edwards worked as a Confidential Informant (CI) for the Bureau of Immigration Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security (and later FBI Tampa) in the Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota  Fl area.  PI Bill Warner aka Willaim Edwards job was to obtain information, (including cell phone records, surveillance photos and business connections) on an assortment of Muslim used car dealers who linked to convicted terrorist supporter Sami Al-Arian and who appeared to be sending vehicle’s of all types from the Port of Tampa into Dubai UAE & Jeddah Saudi Arabia where brokers forwarded the vehicles (or sold them) on to Iraq in support of terrorism.

 Over the course of the investigation into the Muslim used car racket in Tampa Sarasota by CI Bill Warner aka William Edwards it became apparent that the majority of the vehicle exporters were Iraqi refugees and some of them helped organize the 1991 uprising against Saddam Hussein in Iraq, others showed up in Tampa after an aborted, CIA-supported Iraqi coup in 1996. Although they presented a serious threat to his regime (1991 insurgents), Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was able to suppress the rebellions with massive force and maintain power, as the expected intervention by the United States (CIA and DOD) never materialized.
The uprisings were eventually crushed by the Iraqi Republican Guard, followed by mass reprisals and in few weeks tens of thousands of civilians were killed. The revolts in the Shia-dominated cities of Basra and Nasiriyah broke out in March 1991, involved demoralizedIraqi Army troops returning from Iraq’s defeat in the Persian Gulf War but were largely organized and led by sectarian Shia who were based in IranThe Shiite Iraqi refugees (now Car dealers) who arrived in Tampa Fl after the 1991 and the 1996 Iraq uprisings had been left to hang out to dry by the CIA and the U.S. DOD which never intervened, just like the Bay of Pigs fiasco in Cuba, no love lost here for the USA. The Tampa (Iraqi) Shiite used car dealers who were exporting vehicles, operated out of the Port of Tampa and the Port of Savannah, vehicles were purchased at salvaged auto auctions and or from street hustlers of recent stolen vehicles. Stolen vehicles were disassembled, the engine and transmission taken out and then shipped with the hull of the vehicle packed in shipping containers as “auto parts” and sent to Dubai UAE.

As such the U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the various U.S. Ports do not check the “VIN” (vehicle identification number) of exported “auto parts” and upon receiving the “auto parts” in Dubai (were whole industries exist to do just such work, including welding back together vehicles that had been cut apart) the vehicles are reassembled and sold at 2 to 3 times the retail price that is obtainable in the USA, older vehicles are shipped into Iraq to be used as car bombs, see FBI report here that indicates that at least dozens of USA cars had been used as car bombs in Iraq.

Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, two Iraqi nationals, were arrested in Bowling Green, Ky., after a two-year FBI investigation. They were indicted for allegedly providing assistance to Al Qaeda in Iraq and attempting to send weapons overseas. The men were living in the United States and had been granted refugee status, despite their insurgency activities in Iraq and their role in attacking U.S. troops. Waad Alwan has been charged with conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals, distributing information about explosives, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to transfer and possess weapons. Hammadi is charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to transfer and possess weapons.

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A long time Al-Arian associate and used car dealer in Virginia is convicted terrorist bagman Abdurahman Alamoudi ran a used car dealership in Virginia, ALAMOUDI WAS THE OWNER OF THE SHIRLINGTON AUTO MART-USED CAR LOT IN ARLINGTON VA, currently Alamoudi is doing 23 years at the Federal Transfer Center (FTC) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which is an administrative facility housing male and female holdover offenders, a US federal prison, for illegal financial transactions and for his involvement in a scheme to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah (now King) of Saudi Arabia.

Alamoudi was caught with $340,000 in cash, 34 bundles of sequentially numbered $100 bills to be used to pay terrorists to kill the Saudi Crown prince (now King), money indirectly from the same Jeddah Saudi individuals linked in the Iraq Study Report who are funding alQaeda terrorists in Iraq. Alamoudi was brought to Tampa Fl in 2005 to testify against Sami alArian, Alamoudi was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on 7/19/2005 and stayed there until 11/01/2005, but never went to Court to testify against his buddy Al-Arian ?


CI Bill Warner aka William Edwards was able to put together an international network of linking Car Importers & Exporters from around the world who in turn all shipped vehicles (sometimes stolen) to Dubai UAE and or Jeddah SA for re-export to Iraq for sale or to be used as car bombs, the “Cars Became The Cash” for terrorists in Iraq, no money needed to cross the borders. International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT) is a Saudi organization currently under active federal grand jury investigation for terrorist support activities. IIIT has been subject to federal investigation since at least since March 2002, the think-tank’s Herndon, Va. offices is part of Operation Green Quest a multi agency task force designed to disrupt terrorist financing. What is taking so long ? A federal grand jury continues to look into IIIT’s multiple ties to terrorism as part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing Operation Green Quest investigation. A March 24 article in the New York Sun, “A Court Sheds New Light on Terror Probe,” identifies IIIT as the “group at the center of the probe along with SAAR and other related organizations or their finances .” Does this investigation link back to the Tampa Sarasota car activity?


CI Bill Warner aka William Edwards efforts were paid off in dribs and drabs of cash totally only $2,900 and always in old $100 bills (possibly confiscated drug money), the big money promised from the Rewards for Justice Programt hat pays up to $5,000,000 for information leading to the disruption of a terrorist funding system; International terrorism is financed by money sent to terrorists from sources around the world. The U.S. Secretary of State is authorized to pay rewards of up to $25 million for information leading to the dismantling of any system used to finance a terrorist organization has never materialized ! FBITampa would not release authorization.

The short list of arrested and or convicted or on the run International Car Importers & Exporters compiled by CI William Edwards includes;
1). Abdurahman Alamoundi…. Shirlington Auto Mart, Arlington VA USA.
2). Camil Assaf & Nizzam Darwish……Tampa Fl USA
3). Abdalla Deiab………………Tampa Fl USA
4). Sheik Abbas Harake……..Beirut used car dealer
6). & 7). In Tampa are still under Federal Investigation.
Adnan El Shukrijumah ….Miramar Fl USA.
9). Pierre Robert…….. a used car dealer in Tangier Morocco.
11) . Khalid Abu-alDahab…… Silicon Valley CA USA
12). Mohammed Ramez Sultan…Munich Germany.

13). Abu>Salem and Dawood> Ibrahim, Kings of Cars, Dubai UAE.

14). Imad Yarkas, a Syrian-born used car dealer (importer) linked to 9/11.


17). Mohamad Reda Tabbara Export of Stolen Vehicles, “Black Cars” to Dubai.
18). Hossein Esfahani operated three ChicagoWest Side auto dealerships


20). MOHAMED YOUSEF AL-NAGHI, exclusive BMW importer Jeddah SA.

21). ABDULRAHMAN HASSAN SHARBATLY, dealer Ferrari, Porshe Jeddah SA

22). SharifF OmarCottonwood Heights Utah, links to brother in Iraq & alQaeda.

23). Ashraf Seleman of NJ vehicles shipped to Dubai and Africa.

Bought and sold on the international black market, cars and trucks help fund criminal operations and were turned into the terrorist weapon of choice against U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians: vehicles packed with explosives, Car Bombs.. The FBI declined to estimate how many stolen U.S. cars have turned up as car bombs in Iraq but said the number is believed to be at least in the dozens.

“A car bomb is the absolute favorite delivery method of terrorists,” said Special Agent Ryan Toole of the FBI’s Major Theft Unit in Washington. “Tracing that VIN is very, very important” to identifying where the vehicle originated or determining how it ended up in terrorist hands.

Toole said American-made vehicles are particularly attractive to terrorists in places such as Iraq. Forensics specialists there have identified some bomb-rigged cars as vehicles that were swiped off American streets and sold overseas by criminal gangs and organized crime syndicates.

Terrorists desire a “vehicle like a Suburban because it can hold a lot but it also blends in,” said Toole, who is leading the FBI’s efforts to complete the database. That particular Chevrolet SUV model is popular, he said, because “it looks like an American security vehicle” in Iraq and “they can get closer to their target than if it was a beat-up old Toyota.”  The used car investigation into certain Tampa Sarasota (Iraqi) used car exporters is ongoing and had been taken over by the FBI due to the obvious links to terrorism.

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Bill Warner aka William Edwards
Private investigator
WBI Inc Private detective Agecny
Sarasota Fl