AL QAEDA WEBSITE TRACKS BACK TO ... MARYLAND???

Submitted by two readers. My comments follow.

Last night on CNN I heard them making a connection between the London
bombings and an “Islamic terrorist” website called alneda.com. I tried to
view the website but it’s been taken offline. I did find the following three
year old reference to alneda.com on CNN:

From: http://archives.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/meast/06/24/binladen.video/

"These statements and others from al Qaeda have been appearing from time to
time on a Web site called www.alneda.com.

"In recent months, the site, which experts suspect is closely linked to al
Qaeda, also has posted manifestos signed "al Qaeda jihad" in which it says
bin Laden is alive and well and preparing future attacks against the United
States.

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Interesting "link" to al-Qaeda, as revealed by whois data for alneda.com:

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[WHOIS ALNEDA.COM]

Registration Service Provided By: DIRECTI
Contact: +91.2256797500
Website: http://www.directi.com
Domain Name: ALNEDA.COM

Registrant:
SFP, Inc
Jon David (jondavid@4jon.com)
Po 312
Berlin
Maryland,21811
US
Tel. +011.4107237089

Creation Date: 16-Jul-2002
Expiration Date: 16-Jul-2013

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Jon David, a fine Islamic sounding name, no doubt named after a martyr or
prophet or some such. Located in that hotbed of terrorism, Berlin, Maryland
USA.

I ran a traceroute to the web address. I've left off the first ten hops to
obscure the source of my trace, to protect my privacy. But as you can see
the trace ends up at broadwing.net:

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traceroute to alneda.com (65.89.91.148), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets 11 sl-browing-15-0.sprintlink.net (144.223.246.82) 3.630 ms 3.539 ms 3.682 m
s
12 216.140.8.6 (216.140.8.6) 4.874 ms 4.364 ms 4.431 ms
13 p4-0.c0.wash.broadwing.net (216.140.8.89) 4.361 ms 4.321 ms 4.235 ms 14 p2-0.a0.nwrk.broadwing.net (216.140.9.2) 11.472 ms 11.432 ms 11.875 ms 15 P1-0.a1.dc.nwrk.broadwing.net (216.142.236.61) 11.453 ms !H * 11.596 ms
!H

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Broadwing Communications of Austin, TX. Hey, aren't we killing and
incarcerating Iraqis so we don't have to host terrorist websites in der
homeland?

Admin contact info for Broadwing is provided below. Might be fun to ask them
what they're doing hosting terror websites connected with the recent
bombings.

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[WHOIS BROADWING.NET]

Registrant:
Broadwing Communications, LLC
1122 Capital of Texas Highway South
Austin, TX 78746
US

Domain Name: BROADWING.NET

Administrative Contact:
Smith, Kyle DNS@BROADWING.COM
Broadwing Communications, LLC
1122 South Capitol of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746
US
302.283.2854 302.283.2802 fax: 302.283.2802

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Following another line of inquiry, the authoritative name records for
alneda.com are hosted by thewetlandsinc.com, and email for alneda.com is
directed to thewetlandsinc.com's mail server:

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; <<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>> @A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET alneda.com ns
;; ANSWER SECTION:
alneda.com. 172800 IN NS ns1.thewetlandsinc.com.
alneda.com. 172800 IN NS ns2.thewetlandsinc.com.

; <<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>> @ns1.thewetlandsinc.com alneda.com ns
;; ANSWER SECTION:
alneda.com. 3600 IN NS ns2.thewetlandsinc.com.
alneda.com. 3600 IN NS ns1.thewetlandsinc.com.

; <<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>> @ns1.thewetlandsinc.com alneda.com a
;; ANSWER SECTION:
alneda.com. 3600 IN A 65.89.91.148

; <<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>> @ns1.thewetlandsinc.com alneda.com mx
;; ANSWER SECTION:
alneda.com. 3600 IN MX 10 mail.thewetlandsinc.com.

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Thewetlandsinc.com is registered to a web hosting company in Sarasota, FL:

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[WHOIS THEWETLANDSINC.COM]

Registrant:TheWetlands.com, Inc.
PO Box 312
Berlin, MD 21811
US

Domain Name: THEWETLANDSINC.COM

Administrative Contact:
David, Jon jd@THEWETLANDSINC.COM
12507 SUNSET AVE STE 21
OCEAN CITY, MD 21842-9296
US
410-723-7089 fax: 410-723-7085

Record expires on 13-Oct-2011.
Record created on 13-Oct-1999.
Database last updated on 9-Jul-2005 12:01:33 EDT.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS2.THEWETLANDSINC.COM 216.226.150.171
NS1.THEWETLANDSINC.COM 216.226.150.170

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“Abu Musab” Jon David of Maryland again! Note the registrant for
thewetlandsinc.com is TheWetlands.com, Inc.:

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[WHOIS THEWETLANDS.COM]

Registrant: TheWetlands.com, Inc.

Unlisted-Whois.com Protection Service
P.O. Box 229
Margaretville, NY 12455
US

Domain Name: THEWETLANDS.COM

Administrative Contact-
Unlisted-Whois.com, LLC Ref# 103974: nzsc2ntuv9was5e@brprivatewhois.com
Unlisted-Whois.com Protection Service
P.O. Box 229
Margaretville, NY 12455
US
Phone- 4107353410
Fax- 014107353433

Record create date: 1998-01-27
Record expires on: 2007-01-26

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Thewetlands.com is a Porn site. Kind of a strange place for an Islamic
fundamentalist to choose to host a jihadi website.

Returning to the registry for alneda.com, Jon David’s admin contact info
references an email address at 4jon.com; the admin contact for 4jon.com is
listed as a PO box in NY:

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Unlisted-Whois.com Protection Service
P.O. Box 229
Margaretville, NY 12455
US

Domain Name: 4JON.COM

Administrative Contact
Unlisted-Whois.com, LLC Ref# 103966: cb8hpkhy63m3h5@brprivatewhois.com Unlisted-Whois.com Protection Service P.O. Box 229 Margaretville, NY 12455 US Phone 4107353410 Fax 014107353433

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According the CNN June 25, 2002 web ariticle (URL listed above):

“The site reappeared in early June and this time CNN traced it to a
Web-hosting company in Texas. As CNN went to air with another story on it
last Monday, alneda.com once again disappeared from the Web.

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However, as the above traceroute shows, the DNS for alneda.com still points
web queries to broadwing.net, in Austin, TX.

Interesting how the U.S. corporate medium absolutely fails to point out that
this “terrorist” webiste is hosted in Texas.

Also interesting is CNN’s suggestion is 2002 that alneda.com had “once again
disappeared from the Web”. It appears it’s where it has always been. These
people never hear of investigative journalism? What I want to know is: who
the hell is Jon David, and why is he maintaining a “terrorist” website in
Texas?

Maybe we should notify the Berlin, MD police of the “terrorist” in their
midst. Or der Homeland Security? It also might be fun to contact Broadwing
and the domain name registrars and ask them what they’re doing associating
with terrorists? Weird how Muslim charities have been targeted since 911,
but somehow this “terrorist” alneda.com has managed to reside in Texas for
three years.

 


WRH: There has been a lot of information about the porn site creator who claims to have hijacked alneda.com. A lot of claims are being made back and forth, with one side saying this is an innocent explanation of why this website traced back to the US, and the other side saying the story is just spin created to create an innocent explanation after the site was exposed as tracking back to the US. Jon David is touted as a hero by some, as a pornographer by others.

alneda.com is hardly the only supposed "Al Qaeda" web site to trace back to the US, and in the wake of the FBI shutting down all Muslim websites starting the day before 9-11, any "Al Qaeda" website appearing to operate within the US must be viewed as probably a propaganda device of some kind.


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