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Pakistan arrests al Qaeda suspects
http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/10/21/pakistan.alqaeda/ ^

Posted on 10/21/2004 6:13:11 AM PDT by entreri

LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistani intelligence agencies have arrested two suspected al Qaeda members in separate raids in Peshawar and Lahore, the nation's information minister has said. In Peshawar, the raid of a house netted Abdul Rehman, described by Pakistani intelligence as a "foreigner," Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said. Rehman, who was known as "Electronic" within al Qaeda, was also wanted by U.S. intelligence, Ahmed said. The second al Qaeda suspect -- a Yemeni man -- was arrested in Lahore late Wednesday. Intelligence tracked him as he traveled from Wana, near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, through Islamabad and on to Lahore. Ahmed said he was planning to return to Yemen through the Arabian Sea. Without giving details, Pakistani intelligence said he was carrying some important documents with him.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; mostwanted; napalminthemorning; pakistan; rewardsforjustice; southasia; terrorist; wot
More good news.
1 posted on 10/21/2004 6:13:11 AM PDT by entreri
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To: entreri
Abdul Rehman, described by Pakistani intelligence as a "foreigner"

That's one way to describe an Iraqi citizen born in Indiana.

I do believe we've captured Abdul Rahman Yasin, folks.

Happy October.

2 posted on 10/21/2004 6:29:12 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: entreri
Pakistani intelligence said he was carrying some important documents with him.

The latest poll results? Right before capture he was overheard mumbling to himself, "Oh crap, oh crap."

3 posted on 10/21/2004 6:29:57 AM PDT by badpacifist
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To: entreri
Without giving details, Pakistani intelligence said he was carrying some important documents with him.

Excellent.

I hope these docs nail down the locations of any remaining leaders of AQ.

4 posted on 10/21/2004 6:47:41 AM PDT by Preachin' (Kerry/Rather 2004)
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To: Preachin'
I hope these docs nail down the locations of any remaining leaders of AQ.

If this is Abdul Rahman Yasin, those docs could do a lot more than that.

Also keep in mind, if this is Yasin, he's already been convicted in the United States for his role in the '93 WTC bombing. Once his identity is confirmed, he'll be extradited.

When/If that happens, the story will explode... and the MSM will be powerless to stop it.

5 posted on 10/21/2004 7:07:48 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (It doesn't matter what you can prove, only how quickly you can prove it.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Also keep in mind, if this is Yasin, he's already been convicted in the United States for his role in the '93 WTC bombing. Once his identity is confirmed, he'll be extradited.

Jar my memory... does Pakistan have an extradition treaty with the US? My concern is that Islamic society/law prevents that.

6 posted on 10/21/2004 7:11:15 AM PDT by Preachin' (Kerry/Rather 2004)
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To: Preachin'

Ramzi Yousef was also captured in Pakistan and extradited to the U.S.


7 posted on 10/21/2004 7:12:43 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (It doesn't matter what you can prove, only how quickly you can prove it.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Ramzi Yousef was also captured in Pakistan and extradited to the U.S.

Thanks.

I'd love to see the top levels of AQ leadership treated with the very same courtesy.

8 posted on 10/21/2004 7:15:14 AM PDT by Preachin' (Kerry/Rather 2004)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; backhoe; Peach
Also keep in mind, if this is Yasin, he's already been convicted in the United States for his role in the '93 WTC bombing. Once his identity is confirmed, he'll be extradited.
Hoping-ping!!
9 posted on 10/21/2004 7:53:10 AM PDT by cgk (Teresa Heinz Kerry: ``The Democratic machine in this country is putrid.'')
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
IF THIS IS one and the same Abdul Rahman, some people are going to be eating an awful lot of crow, starting with the MSM. CBS Lesley Stahl should head to Pakistan NOW and ID this thug.

USA Today: Iraq Sheltered suspect in '93 WTC Attack

Senator Schumer's Letter to FBI Mueller asking for Priority in Locating Yasin ... (includes mention of offer from Baghdad to hand him over, and that Yasin's 93 attack was the model for 9/11)


CBS News: The Man Who Got Away

Yasin, who was indicted in the bombing but escaped, was interviewed by CBS News' Lesley Stahl in an Iraqi installation near Baghdad last Thursday, May 23.


ABDUL RAHMAN YASIN

 

This is a photograph of  ABDUL RAHMAN YASIN
 

Aliases: Abdul Rahman Said Yasin, Aboud Yasin, Abdul Rahman S. Taha, Abdul Rahman S. Taher

10 posted on 10/21/2004 8:08:12 AM PDT by cgk (Teresa Heinz Kerry: ``The Democratic machine in this country is putrid.'')
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To: FairOpinion

*ping*


11 posted on 10/21/2004 8:19:36 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (It doesn't matter what you can prove, only how quickly you can prove it.)
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To: All

Let's not forget, Yasin's co-conspirator Ramzi Yousef is also 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed's nephew.


12 posted on 10/21/2004 8:25:41 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (It doesn't matter what you can prove, only how quickly you can prove it.)
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To: cgk

Color me bad but since I never watch CBS, I missed this:

Abdul Rahman Yasin is the only participant in the first attempt to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993 who was never caught. Yasin, who was indicted in the bombing but escaped, was interviewed by CBS News' Lesley Stahl in an Iraqi installation near Baghdad last Thursday, May 23. Stahl's report appeared on 60 Minutes, Sunday June 2nd.

Lesley Stahl interviewed this guy instead of turning him into the CIA? CBS and terrorists - a proud brotherhood of anti-Americanism. I hate CBS even more now, if possible.


13 posted on 10/21/2004 9:04:26 AM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: cgk; Dog; Coop; Cap Huff; Boot Hill; Grampa Dave; blam; Ragtime Cowgirl; blackie
Yasin, who was indicted in the bombing but escaped, was interviewed by CBS News' Lesley Stahl in an Iraqi installation near Baghdad last Thursday, May 23.

Very interesting.

14 posted on 10/21/2004 9:04:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: BushisTheMan

Unholy Alliance

by David Horowitz
Hardcover - (September 2004) - $27.95

In this tour de force on the most important issue of our time, David Horowitz, confronts the paradox of how so many Americans, including the leadership of the Democratic Party, could turn against the War on Terror. He finds an answer in a political Left that shares a view of America as the “Great Satan” with America’s radical Islamic enemies. In a remarkable exploration of the “Mind of the Left,” Horowitz traces the evolution of American radicalism from its Communist past to its “anti-war” present. He then shows how this Left was able to turn the Democratic Party presidential campaign around and reshape its views on the War on Terror.

15 posted on 10/21/2004 9:08:43 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: BushisTheMan; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Perhaps every network has a terrorist connection:

CBS - Abdul Rahman Yasin
ABC - Usama Bin Laden
NBC - Saddam Hussein ( a la Peter Arnette... or is that ALLAH Peter Arnette?)


16 posted on 10/21/2004 9:09:56 AM PDT by cgk (Teresa Heinz Kerry: ``The Democratic machine in this country is putrid.'')
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the reminder - adding to my wishlist.


17 posted on 10/21/2004 9:10:26 AM PDT by cgk (Teresa Heinz Kerry: ``The Democratic machine in this country is putrid.'')
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To: entreri; Dog Gone; Ragtime Cowgirl; RonDog; DoctorZIn; doug from upland; ...

This may be a biggie.


18 posted on 10/21/2004 9:12:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: cgk

Nice list!


19 posted on 10/21/2004 9:13:08 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Let's not forget, Yasin's co-conspirator Ramzi Yousef is also 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed's nephew.

Yep.. the whole story, summarized, is here:

Excerpt:
Another intriguing detail unmentioned by the AP: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is Ramzi Yousef's uncle........"Military, intelligence and law enforcement officials reported finding a large cache of Arabic-language documents in Tikrit, Saddam's political stronghold. A U.S. intelligence official ... said some [U.S. intelligence] analysts have concluded that the documents show that Saddam's government provided monthly payments and a home for Yasin."

I just hope this is the SAME Abdul Rahman YASIN and this guy is really brought to justice.

20 posted on 10/21/2004 9:17:33 AM PDT by cgk (Teresa Heinz Kerry: ``The Democratic machine in this country is putrid.'')
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard


"Yasin also fled to Baghdad but was greeted with suspicion and put in jail."

Iraq is holding accused World Trade Center bomber Abdul Rahman Yasin in jail and has made two offers to hand him over to the United States but was rejected both times, the CBS News program ``60 Minutes'' reported on Sunday. CBS broadcast excerpts of an interview with Yasin, who is on the FBI's list of 22 most wanted terrorists, which it conducted last month at the Baghdad prison where the Iraqis told the network he had been held for eight years. "


You're right, WPtG... that is one fancy prison uniform... Especially for Baghdad's standards. It's definitely an "in your face" on Saddam's part to Bush. BTW - He sure got fat in 8 years in Saddam's prisons. (compared to his FBI mugshot).
21 posted on 10/21/2004 9:55:48 AM PDT by cgk (Teresa Heinz Kerry: ``The Democratic machine in this country is putrid.'')
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
No Iraq-alQaeda connection, eh? ;') Gotta love CBS. Thanks for the ping.
George W. Bush will be reelected by a margin of at least ten per cent

22 posted on 10/21/2004 10:03:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Do you think it was May of this year (2004)?
Looks like it might have been in 2002.
What do you think?


23 posted on 10/21/2004 10:16:24 AM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: BushisTheMan

The interview was pre-invasion.


24 posted on 10/21/2004 10:18:06 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (It doesn't matter what you can prove, only how quickly you can prove it.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

BUMP!


25 posted on 10/21/2004 10:25:20 AM PDT by True Capitalist
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To: True Capitalist

Right back at'cha BUMP.


26 posted on 10/21/2004 10:58:24 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (It doesn't matter what you can prove, only how quickly you can prove it.)
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To: All

Khalid Sheik Mohammed = captured in Rawalpindi
Ramzi Yousef = caputred in Islamabad
Abdul Rahmen (Yasin?) = captured in Peshawar

All within 100 miles of each other.

Small world...

27 posted on 10/21/2004 11:06:56 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (It doesn't matter what you can prove, only how quickly you can prove it.)
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To: entreri; Admin Moderator

Is there any way you can add "Abdul Rahman Yasin???" in parenthesis to the title of this thread?


28 posted on 10/21/2004 11:18:02 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (It doesn't matter what you can prove, only how quickly you can prove it.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Also, Mir Aimal Kasi, who was executed in Virginia for the shooting at the CIA building, was extradited from Pakistan.


29 posted on 10/21/2004 11:41:52 AM PDT by Revenge of Sith
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Working together ~ Rounding up bad guys ~ Bump!


30 posted on 10/21/2004 12:11:05 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Found the transcript of the interview between CBS' Stahl and Yasin (in "prison pajamas")... Right off the bat, it's got me laughing:

STAHL: Does he have to have these handcuffs? Can someone please remove them?

Transcript: The Yasin Interview

Everyone should read this interview... How many of us knew that Yasin was on WELFARE? Receiving taxpayer dollars to live while he plotted the WTC attack in 93??

31 posted on 10/21/2004 12:46:47 PM PDT by cgk (Teresa Heinz Kerry: ``The Democratic machine in this country is putrid.'')
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
From this link...
HusseinandTerror.com

Former ABC News correspondent Sheila MacVicar looked for Yasin, and here is what she reported on July 27, 1994: “Last week, [television program] Day One confirmed [Yasin] is in Baghdad…Just a few days ago, he was seen at [his father’s] house by ABC News. Neighbors told us Yasin comes and goes freely.” 15



32 posted on 10/21/2004 3:14:15 PM PDT by cgk (Teresa Heinz Kerry: ``The Democratic machine in this country is putrid.'')
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why should this surprise any of us.

ABCNNBC BS, the NY/La Slimes have been in bed with the terrorists since 9/12/01.


33 posted on 10/21/2004 5:23:59 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps stop Rathering to America? Answer: NEVER!)
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