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Yemen says arrests suspect in USS Cole bombing
Reuters ^ | 3/16/04

Posted on 03/16/2004 6:12:16 AM PST by areafiftyone

SANAA, March 16 (Reuters) - Yemen has arrested a suspected militant wanted over the 2000 bomb attack that killed 17 sailors aboard the USS Cole in the port of Aden, an official Web site said on Tuesday.

Security forces arrested Ali Mohamed Omar Shorbajy in the mountainous Abyan region in south Yemen on Monday night, the Web site of the ruling General People's Congress said. A hunt is still on in the same area for three other wanted men. Last week eight men, including six suspects in the attack on the U.S. warship, surrendered to the authorities after a week-long siege of Islamic militants in Abyan.

During the operation security forces arrested local al Qaeda leader Abdul Raouf Nassib, who Yemeni officials say masterminded a 2003 jail break by al Qaeda suspects in the bombing of the ship.

Yemen, the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, has been battling militants since the September 11, 2001, attacks on U.S. cities focused attention on the impoverished country at the tip of the Arabian peninsula.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: usscole; yemen
Amazing how none of these guys were caught when Clinton was in office but since Bush is in office justice is being done!
1 posted on 03/16/2004 6:12:17 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone
We're making a lot of progress despite the setback in Spain. Saudi Arabia nabbed a big fish, Pakistan is picking up the pace and now this catch in Yemen. Too bad these good news stories don't make the evening news.
2 posted on 03/16/2004 6:19:23 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: areafiftyone
Bump!
3 posted on 03/16/2004 6:21:29 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: areafiftyone
Amazing how none of these guys were caught when Clinton was in office but since Bush is in office justice is being done!

Amen to that! Did you ever notice that YEMEN is an anagram for ENEMY? Did you ever notice that SAUDI ARABIA is an anagram for TWO-FACED OPPORTUNISTIC SWINE THAT MAKE BELIEVE THEY ARE YOUR FRIENDS BUT FOMENT TERRORISM AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY?

4 posted on 03/16/2004 6:21:34 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: freeperfromnj
I heard this morning on Fox and Friends that our guys were going after people on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border who are holed up in a fortified building of some sort. No news on that yet.
5 posted on 03/16/2004 6:21:34 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Um - Did you know that Kerry fought in Vietnam? (just had to get that in)! ;-)
6 posted on 03/16/2004 6:22:32 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: areafiftyone; Cap Huff; Boot Hill; Coop; swarthyguy; Angelus Errare
I heard this morning on Fox and Friends that our guys were going after people on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border who are holed up in a fortified building of some sort. No news on that yet.

We need to keep an eye on the Pakistani news sites..

7 posted on 03/16/2004 6:26:38 AM PST by Dog
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To: areafiftyone
Amazing how none of these guys were caught when Clinton was in office but since Bush is in office justice is being done!

DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUE OCT 17, 2000 20:03:41 ET -- STATE DEPT MEMO: DEATH OF US SAILORS DOES NOT COMPARE TO PALESTINIAN TOLL

"The United States State Department believes the "17 or so dead sailors" on the U.S.S. Cole "does not compare to the 100+ Palestinians who have died in recent weeks" in Mideast violence, a stunning government memo reveals.

The Clinton/Gore Administration disapproved a VOICE OF AMERICA broadcast condemning the attack on the Cole. A memo from the Executive Secretariat Staff at the State Department stated:

"The Department of State does not clear on the referenced VOA editorial.

"This editorial will reach an audience that is caught up in the violence in Israel and the Occupied Territories. The 17 or so dead sailors does not compare to the 100+ Palestinians who have died in recent weeks where we have remained silent. The people that hear this will not see the separation we are trying to make and relate it directly to the violence.

"Either VOA adds something in there to take the edge off and mention the Palestinians or we should kill this editorial until the violence has calmed for a while.

"S/CT [Secy. for counterterrorism] concurred with this. If you have questions concerning this editorial, please contact NEA/P (unintelligible)..."

9 posted on 03/16/2004 6:33:37 AM PST by veronica ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people." GW Bush 1-20-04)
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To: veronica
GRRRRRR!!! That was their freakin excuse for not hunting these guys down??? (banging my head on keyboard in disgust!)
10 posted on 03/16/2004 6:42:19 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: Dog
I just got in after being out all day (EST+6). I'll start looking as soon as I can. Spain really got a lot of us a bit down, but progress is still being made in many areas.
11 posted on 03/16/2004 6:46:17 AM PST by Cap Huff
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To: areafiftyone
Infuriating, isn't it?
12 posted on 03/16/2004 6:49:29 AM PST by veronica ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people." GW Bush 1-20-04)
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To: veronica
And if Kerry gets into the White House I guess the War on Terror will be over with. We have to make sure he doesn't get in.
13 posted on 03/16/2004 6:53:30 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: veronica
BTTP.Read post #9

I had forgotten all about that one. Thanks Veronica.

14 posted on 03/16/2004 6:59:25 AM PST by Kakaze (I'm now a single issue voter.....exterminate Al Quaida)
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To: areafiftyone
Clinton was all mouth, Bush gets the job done.

In fact, I hold the entire US Congress responsible for creating an environment that allowed Islamofascism to thrive.

Thank God for Bush.

15 posted on 03/16/2004 7:01:34 AM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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To: areafiftyone
Speaking of Kerry. Does anyone know if treatment for prostate cancer involves female hormones? The man's voice sounds more and more like woman these days.
16 posted on 03/16/2004 7:01:35 AM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: OldFriend
The man looks sick! I was watching him at the Town Hall Meeting when he was speaking to the Heckler and he looked really sick! That man is not well!
17 posted on 03/16/2004 7:04:29 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: OldFriend
Look at Guiliani and Powell. Both had Prostrate cancer and they look healthier than Kerry!
18 posted on 03/16/2004 7:05:16 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: areafiftyone
The man looks sick!

Nothing to do with his prostate. It is Dorian Grey syndrome. He sold his soul when he sterotyped Vietnam Vets and it is time to pay the piper.

19 posted on 03/16/2004 7:11:47 AM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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To: areafiftyone
Security forces arrested Ali Mohamed Omar Shorbajy

I'm very happy to hear this.

The Cole was vulnerable for 3 reasons, it was a interdiction ship capturing oil smugglers from Iraq,

Yemen was an enemy port, but General Zinni had this incredibly stupid idea that our sailors are diplomats so sending them into the hands of the enemy is good diplomacy.

They were not allowed to defend themselves in port, no weapons were allowed on the quarterdeck. When the boat came at them, they could not respond because their firearms were locked up by orders of the Central command (diplomats don't need guns you know).

In other words, our foreign policy made the USS Cole a sitting duck. The bombing was an act of war perpetrated on sovereign US territory (a navy ship) and this fact was artfully dodged by the press and the government officials responsible for those dead sailors.
20 posted on 03/16/2004 7:12:59 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Yemen was an enemy port, but General Zinni had this incredibly stupid idea that our sailors are diplomats so sending them into the hands of the enemy is good diplomacy.

Actually, it became policy during the Klinton admin to use foriegn ports for Navy ship refueling as an way to justify cutting defense spending and not buying the required number of undwerway replenishment ships. Risking high value assets like Cole was not necessary, it was just convenient to the then admin who balanced the books on the backs of our servicemen.

21 posted on 03/16/2004 7:21:29 AM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior force is the ONLY cure)
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To: areafiftyone
Just read that a side effect of botox is respiratory infection. That could be it. He's skipping St. Patick's Day celebration in Boston to go on vacation. We'll see if he's looking any healthier when he returns.
22 posted on 03/16/2004 7:44:09 AM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: OldFriend
He's scary looking anyway. A vacation my butt - he's going for more botox treatments!
23 posted on 03/16/2004 7:50:22 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: OldFriend
OH MY GOODNESS! I'm doomed! But then I've only been receiving BOTOX for 12 years without any side effects (for an eye disease). Should I feel more vulnerable now? (Just kidding).
24 posted on 03/16/2004 10:49:55 AM PST by WVNan
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To: areafiftyone
Amazing how none of these guys were caught when Clinton was in office but since Bush is in office justice is being done!

You are referring to the Wall street criminals, aren't you?

25 posted on 03/16/2004 10:51:04 AM PST by js1138
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