James Gordon Meek
November 20, 2013
An al Qaeda-linked terrorist, who was resettled in the U.S. as an
Iraq War refugee after allegedly killing American soldiers, was caught
on camera in Kentucky handling heavy weapons that the FBI said he
believed would be sent to insurgents back in Iraq.
The 2010 video, obtained exclusively by ABC News, was part of a
broader ABC News investigation into the flawed refugee vetting program,
which officials said may have let “dozens” of terrorists into the
In the video, Waad Ramadan Alwan is seen expertly field stripping
what the FBI identified as a Russian PKM machine gun. Other still images
provided by the FBI from hours-worth of surveillance footage show Alwan
and an accomplice, Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, handling a Stinger missile
launcher and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher.