Wednesday, January 24, 2007

There's more to this than meets the turban...

No doubt you have heard this story:

An American GI assigned to one of the harshest posts in Iraq had a simple request last week for a Wisconsin mattress company: send some floor mats to help ease the hardship of sleeping on the cold, bug-infested ground.

What he got, instead, was a swift kick from the company's Web site, which not only refused the request but added insult to injury with the admonition, "If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq."

Army Sgt. Jason Hess, stationed in Taji, Iraq, with the 1st Cavalry Division, said he emailed his request to because he and his fellow soldiers sleep on the cold ground, which contains sand mites, sand flies and other disease carriers.

In his email, dated Jan. 16, 2007, he asked the Web-based company, registered to Faisal Khetani, an American Muslim of Pakistani descent:

"Do you ship to APO (military) addresses? I'm in the 1st Cavalry Division stationed in Iraq and we are trying to order some mats but we are looking for ships to APO first."

On the same day, Hess received this reply:

"SGT Hess,

We do not ship to APO addresses, and even if we did, we would NEVER ship to Iraq. If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq.

Bargain Suppliers"

The story goes on to report that
Khetani on Monday told FOX News that the person responsible for the email reply had been fired. The Web site, meanwhile, has been temporarily taken down.
The "employee" had been fired? You mean that Khetani fired himself?
The "owner" is a lying scumbag! He's nothing but a drop-shipper and I'm willing to bet that there are NO employees! They're complaining that the address is a residence . . . that's because there is NO physical store! Here's the Property Tax information for the "store address"

Here's the information on the website and the owners . . .

Faisal Khetani
PO Box
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53227
United States

Registered through: Teknon Domains
Created on: 23-Mar-05
Expires on: 23-Mar-08
Last Updated on: 03-Mar-06

Administrative Contact:
Khetani, Faisal
3259 S.106th Street
West Allis, Wisconsin 53227
United States
Fax --

Technical Contact:
Khetani, Faisal
3259 S.106th Street
West Allis, Wisconsin 53227
United States
Fax --

Domain servers in listed order:

The previous information has been obtained either directly from the registrant or a registrar of the domain name other than Network Solutions. Network Solutions, therefore, does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

Show underlying registry data for this record

Current Registrar: WILD WEST DOMAINS, INC.
IP Address: (ARIN & RIPE IP search)
Record Type: Domain Name
Server Type: Apache
Lock Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Web Site Status: Active
DMOZ 1 listings
Y! Directory: see listings
Web Site Title: Discount Floor Mats | Commercial | Industrial | Yoga | Exercise | Door Mats
Meta Description: Your manufacturer direct source of quality floor mats - Commercial entrance, industrial safety, yoga & exercise, anti fatigue, rubber, & custom door mats.
Meta Keywords: floor mats, door mats, industrial mats, commercial mats, anti fatigue mats, safety mats, rubber mats, yoga mats, exercise mats, door mats, entrance mats
Secure: No
E-commerce: Yes
Traffic Ranking: 5
Data as of: 25-Jul-2006

Oh, and to add to that, here's a bit MORE information:

There are two more businesses with the same address:

Contact Us - Quality Discount Scooters
Bargain Suppliers 3259 S. 106th Street West Allis, WI 53227.
You can count on Quality-Discount-Scooters to be here before and after the sale
3259 S.106th Street, West Allis, WI 53227, USA

Yea, it's a HOME address, and it's HIS home and HE'S simply mad that it was discovered and made it's way all over the internet!

The buy's a lying pile of Smiley and this stuff is easy to find on the internet! Any halfway decent reporter can figure it out, too! I hope the guy gets everything he deserves!

******UPDATE & BUMP******

Kit Jarrell at Euphoric Reality has been following this story closely-- it would appear a bit too closely for the comfort of the Islamists who brought attention to themselves--even to the point of hacking and shutting down Kit's site.

Kit's conclusions are that the seemingly bogus businesses and websites that these 'tards have been operating may indeed prove to be fronts for more nefarious operations. I tend to agree.