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WTC Bombing Inmates Sent Letters Allegedly To Recruit Terrorists
wnbc News ^ | 12:17 pm EST March 1, 2005

Posted on 03/01/2005 11:40:17 AM PST by freeperfromnj

FLORENCE, Colo. -- Three men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing sent letters from the Supermax federal prison in Colorado that are suspected of being used by a Spanish terror cell to recruit suicide bombers, NewsChannel 4's Jonathan Dienst reported Monday.

Letters from one of those men, Mohammed Salameh were found on Mohamed Achraf, one of 17 people charged in October in Spain for an alleged plot to blow up that country's National Court, the network reported, citing confidential documents from a Spanish court.

One of the letters to Achraf, the alleged leader of the plot, reads: "Oh God! Make us live with happiness, make us die as martyrs, may we be united on the day of Judgment."

One of those arrested also faces charges for allegedly using letters from the trade center bombers to recruit terrorists, the network reported.

A letter sent by Salameh from prison was published in the Al-Quds newspaper, which read in part, "Osama Bin Laden is my hero of this generation."

According to NBC, at least 14 letters went back and forth between the World Trade Center bombers and the Spanish terror cell.

Inmates at the Colorado "Supermax" and other top security federal penitentiaries have strict restrictions, including having their mail inspected.

It was unclear how Salameh was able to send the letters. Wendy Montgomery, a spokeswoman at the prison here, did not return a phone call left after hours.

Justice Department officials in Washington referred calls to the Bureau of Prisons.

Supermax, dubbed the "Alcatraz of the Rockies," opened in Florence in 1994 as a place to put problem prisoners. Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the 1993 bombing, were sent here, as was Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols.


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KEYWORDS: 1993; 1993wtc; 1993wtcbombing; 200410; achraf; globaljihad; jihadinamerica; jihadineurope; madridcell; mohamedachraf; mohammedsalameh; salameh; secretdoves; securitybreach; spaincell; spainishcell; supermax
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1 posted on 03/01/2005 11:40:18 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: freeperfromnj

Does this surprise anyone?


2 posted on 03/01/2005 11:41:44 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: freeperfromnj

Hmmm. Look for Muslim correctional officers. Or leftwing attorneys.


3 posted on 03/01/2005 11:42:10 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

Both.


4 posted on 03/01/2005 11:42:35 AM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: freeperfromnj

They should have executed them years ago.


5 posted on 03/01/2005 11:43:51 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Pyro7480

Posted yesterday...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1352983/posts


6 posted on 03/01/2005 11:48:34 AM PST by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: pitinkie

I missed it yesterday. Thanks for the link. The title of my post was very different than the one posted yesterday so it didn't come up in my search.


7 posted on 03/01/2005 11:53:45 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: freeperfromnj

And we didn't give them the death penalty for what reason?


8 posted on 03/01/2005 11:54:37 AM PST by NEBUCHADNEZZAR1961
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To: freeperfromnj

I just thought there was some diff info that everyone could see. I never did care about duplicate posts!!!


9 posted on 03/01/2005 11:54:53 AM PST by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: freeperfromnj

"Supermax, dubbed the "Alcatraz of the Rockies," opened in Florence in 1994 as a place to put problem prisoners. Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the 1993 bombing, were sent here, as was Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols."

They may as well rename it the Jihad training center!

Someone on the inside must have been helping facilitate the mail out of there.


10 posted on 03/01/2005 12:01:37 PM PST by JustAnotherSavage ("We are all sinners. But jerks revel in their sins." PJ O'Rourke)
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To: freeperfromnj
"It was unclear how Salameh was able to send the letters. "

Criminal infrastructure and strict silence is key to committing any crime you can think of...

now, most criminals are caught because someone talks - criminals talk.
11 posted on 03/01/2005 12:27:49 PM PST by Idisarthur
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To: pitinkie

This is a heck of a scoop for NBC and no one seems to be picking up on the story. Strange.


12 posted on 03/01/2005 12:46:35 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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"most criminals are caught because someone talks - criminals talk."

this is why we should let them live and maybe why those letters were allowed to get out.

13 posted on 03/01/2005 12:50:00 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn
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To: freeperfromnj

Some Supermax prison. I guess they work with plastique explosive during occupational-therapy hour.


14 posted on 03/01/2005 12:53:37 PM PST by expatpat
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I know..


15 posted on 03/01/2005 1:05:59 PM PST by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: Calpernia

Ping.


16 posted on 03/01/2005 1:27:12 PM PST by Fedora
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

Thanks for the ping, Fedora.


17 posted on 03/01/2005 1:30:42 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Thanks. I'll pass it on.

Sending letters? These people have no business still breathing. They should be marched outside and shot dead. End of problem.

18 posted on 03/01/2005 1:35:57 PM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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To: mlc9852

Yes, it surprises me that this could possibly get through..I am outraged.


19 posted on 03/01/2005 2:19:53 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Calpernia

Excellent thread, thank you kindly for the ping!


20 posted on 03/01/2005 2:20:54 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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