368368_What a day

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Date 2010-10-10 19:01:01
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I think he is screwed.

The FBI Asst Director letter to State has not been acted on. State setting on it for a reason. Could be him or us collectively.
Surmise the CIA has done him in due to his contacts with the ISI. FBI told me the Agency doesn't like us.

With the DHS download of his cell and laptop, we need Steve F to generate the paper on what to do if the FBI shows up.

His phone and cell numbers would also be downloaded into NSA.

At this point, his status would be revoked I would say, entry barred as an undesireable alien. State would view his end run on the Canadian PPT as an effort to screw them.

He could try to walk in to the US Emb Ottawa and volunteer to work for the CIA, who may be willing to help. Maybe not.

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From: George Friedman
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 11:26:47 -0500
To: Fred Burton
Subject: Re: What a day
Too complicated for me. I will talk with Kamran and then you can after.

On 10/10/10 09:33 , Fred Burton wrote:

Yes, pls use my cell -- 512-632-9839

Kamran Bokhari wrote:

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-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Burton
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 09:25:09
Cc: George Friedman
Subject: Re: What a day

Today or Monday?

Kamran Bokhari wrote:

Will be talking to George at 1 central. If you can make it, can do a 3-way.

------Original Message------
From: Fred Burton
To: Kamran Bokhari
Cc: [email protected]
Cc: George Friedman
Subject: Re: What a day
Sent: Oct 9, 2010 11:05 AM

As a suggestion, it may be good to regroup Monday and think through next

Kamran Bokhari wrote:

When's a good time for you guys?

On 10/8/2010 11:44 PM, George Friedman wrote:

I'm sorry this happened kamran. I don't know how to solve this problem and neither does fred. Let's talk when you feel up to it.

------Original Message------
From: Kamran Bokhari
To: George Friedman
To: Fred Burton
ReplyTo: Kamran Bokhari
Subject: What a day
Sent: Oct 8, 2010 10:11 PM

After five hours of waiting in a detention area at the border with the family we were denied entry because I have been refused visa in the past. Essentially after almost six years there is zero difference in my status in the eyes of U.S. authorities. Went through several rounds of questioning. In fact, they brought 3 DHS agents from their field office in Buffalo to interrogate me. Pretty much every single question was about my job and the people that I meet when I travel to my aor. They took my wallet, my phones, my laptops and went thru everything. Even asked me for my passwords to the laptops and blackberries. Completely humiliated, disgusted, and frustrated. In the end my wife and my children were crying and Chandni blaming me for ruining their lives. I need to think about what I am going to do moving forward.
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