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BRITON NAMED AS BOMB PLANNER; MET WITH BIN LADEN
The Drudge Report ^ | July 20, 2005

Posted on 07/20/2005 5:44:56 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Edited on 07/21/2005 10:51:45 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Terror investigators hunting the London bombing mastermind are to question a suspected Al Qaeda planner held in Pakistan.

British-born Haroon Rashid Aswad(Aswat) was seized at a religious school with a suicide bomb belt, explosives and GBP 13,000 in cash.

Security sources in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, claim he had up to 20 telephone conversations with London bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer. One of these is believed to have been just hours before the blasts.

The UK's DAILY MAIL reports on Thursday: Security sources say he trained at an Afghan camp which was visited by Osama Bin Laden and that he is linked to two of Bin Laden's planners and an Al Qaeda suspect held in America.

U.S. investigators have been told that Aswad attended the Khalden camp in Afghanistan, favoured by foreign terror trainees. British shoe bomber Richard Reid is among those who attended the camp and it has been reported that London bomber Khan also went there.

Developing...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: alqaedapakistan; asshat; asswad; aswad; aswat; captured; elvisbinladen; haroonrashidaswat; islam; londonattacked; londonbombings; mosquewatch; muslim; osama; terrorism; uk
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1 posted on 07/20/2005 5:44:57 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Dog; Travis McGee; Squantos; rdb3; wardaddy; Dog Gone

Nice catch.

2 posted on 07/20/2005 5:46:12 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Someone tell me why we aren't getting Osama! I am really wondering what the deal is. Don't tell me we can't find that piece of trash.
3 posted on 07/20/2005 5:49:29 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Have any of these families suddenly been flush with cash?


4 posted on 07/20/2005 5:49:41 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Be a Good Mullah Now ...)
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To: Southack

When did he meet with OBL?


5 posted on 07/20/2005 5:49:52 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: ladyinred

How about Mullah Omar? How hard is it to find a one-eyed mullah?


6 posted on 07/20/2005 5:50:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Be a Good Mullah Now ...)
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To: Southack
I've been a big backer of Musharraf since Bush gave him his come to Jesus conversation after 9/11. And I understand his population is hardly pro-western.

But these islamic schools are the problem. Our problem and his problem.

When this kind of incident happens, Musharraf needs to bulldoze the school. You can't pussyfoot around the source of the problem.

7 posted on 07/20/2005 5:51:11 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Haroon Rashid Aswad was seized at a religious school with a suicide bomb belt, explosives...

Ah, yes, the well-dressed young Muslim's back-to-school wardrobe this year.

8 posted on 07/20/2005 5:51:22 PM PDT by livius
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To: ladyinred

To make a long story short...OBL is in the northern area of Pakistan...being protected by member of the ISI. If we go get him....Pakistan blows up...and the jihadists seize power....we are screwed.


9 posted on 07/20/2005 5:51:56 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Dog Gone

Do not trust Musharraf.


10 posted on 07/20/2005 5:52:47 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Rashid Aswad

I didn't meet too many blokes named "Rashid" in the pubs when I was over there ...

11 posted on 07/20/2005 5:53:06 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: BunnySlippers
How about Mullah Omar? How hard is it to find a one-eyed mullah?

Well, but he does ride a motorcycle...so it's harder to catch him. Although they caught the Steve McQueen character in that WW2 prisoner of war movie on a motorcycle.

12 posted on 07/20/2005 5:54:55 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Dog
To make a long story short...OBL is in the northern area of Pakistan...being protected by member of the ISI. If we go get him....Pakistan blows up...and the jihadists seize power....we are screwed.

That's the general consensus, however I still think he is in Iran.

13 posted on 07/20/2005 5:55:35 PM PDT by demsux
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To: Dog

I'm not sure I trust him, but our biggest catches have come in that country with his assistance. Compare that to how many we've caught in Iran.


14 posted on 07/20/2005 5:55:47 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Coop; nuconvert; AdmSmith; Cap Huff
Haroon Rashid Aswad

That name ring a bell with any of you?

15 posted on 07/20/2005 5:55:52 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I didn't meet too many blokes named "Rashid" in the pubs when I was over there ...

Do you mean in England? When I was there last October, I ran into plenty of Muslims. The first guy who tried to pick me up was a "Mohammed." So was the second.
16 posted on 07/20/2005 5:55:52 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
British-born Haroon Rashid Aswad was seized at a religious school with a suicide bomb belt, explosives and GBP 13,000 in cash.

Pretty typical for a religious school in Pakistan.

17 posted on 07/20/2005 5:57:50 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: ladyinred

It too 7 years to find Eric Rudolph in Asheville N.C.


18 posted on 07/20/2005 5:59:24 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers

Good point eddie.


19 posted on 07/20/2005 6:00:09 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Time to "Nick Berg" his ass, no questions asked.


20 posted on 07/20/2005 6:01:39 PM PDT by JarheadFromFlorida
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To: Dog

The Aswad is familiar. The Haroon is not.


21 posted on 07/20/2005 6:05:33 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: ladyinred
Someone tell me why we aren't getting Osama!

Actually, I heard that those Navy Seals were getting close to him when that chopper went down in Afghanistan.
22 posted on 07/20/2005 6:09:37 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: nuconvert

Check your pings.


23 posted on 07/20/2005 6:16:07 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Dog

Most likely before the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force turned him into a maggot factory in Tora Bora.


24 posted on 07/20/2005 6:17:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; ASA Vet

ASA...you want to handle this one....:-)


25 posted on 07/20/2005 6:18:27 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It is so confusing when they refer to these guys as Britons. I click on the stories, expecting to see names like Billy Bragg or somesuch. Why don't they just say "second generation Paki" in the headlines? Would save a click wasted.


26 posted on 07/20/2005 6:18:55 PM PDT by spyderbarque
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To: Dog

Good catch! I'm usually pretty good at remembering names.
I'm impressed.


27 posted on 07/20/2005 6:19:52 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
You mean that this big, brave 'warrior' didn't pull the trigger on his bomb belt when arrested?
28 posted on 07/20/2005 6:22:43 PM PDT by gulfcoast6 (Love is best when it is shared)
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To: nuconvert
My record is intact..:-)

BTW the media is spelling his last name wrong.

29 posted on 07/20/2005 6:23:04 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I was in Salisbury ... didn't see a single muzzie there. Heathrow had plenty, though.

On a totally unrelated note:

The first guy who tried to pick me up was a "Mohammed."

Please tell me you're a lady.

30 posted on 07/20/2005 6:25:22 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: nuconvert; Boot Hill

Something else...was the madressa he was found hiding in....north of Peshawar...or near Peshawar?


31 posted on 07/20/2005 6:25:33 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Dog

"the media is spelling his last name wrong."

I see that. He's been mentioned in at least 3 articles posted here today.
That's what I get for being away for a few hrs.


32 posted on 07/20/2005 6:26:38 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: ArrogantBustard
Please tell me you're a lady.
LOL! I hope I am. At least that's what my mother always told me to be.
33 posted on 07/20/2005 6:28:38 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: nuconvert; Boot Hill
Same here...had to work.

Hey Boot....where is Sargodha Pakistan?

34 posted on 07/20/2005 6:30:33 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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Brit 7/7 'bomb fixer' held (All Dead British Bombers Had His Phone #)
35 posted on 07/20/2005 6:33:28 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dog
Sargodha is about 90 miles south of Islamabad


36 posted on 07/20/2005 6:34:53 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: highlander_UW

"The Great Escape" Excellent movie. Too bad Steve McQueen couldn't clear the razor wire with his motorcycle. Its been a while since I have seen that movie. I think only two of them escaped.


37 posted on 07/20/2005 6:37:19 PM PDT by dc27
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To: nuconvert
Guess what is located in Sargodha Pakistan.

Can you say Nukes boys and girls..

38 posted on 07/20/2005 6:38:25 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

holy smokes! if this b*stard was in America, the ACLU would be kissing his behind. Maybe the Brits will show some mettle. This guy could lead them to the Turbaned One.


39 posted on 07/20/2005 6:40:06 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (In Honor of Terri Schiavo. *check my FReeppage for the link* Let it load and have the sound on.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Thanks.
40 posted on 07/20/2005 6:40:23 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Dog; ladyinred
If we go get him....Pakistan blows up...and the jihadists seize power....we are screwed.

Yep. We must never forget that Pakistan has nuclear weapons. Happened on Bill Clinton's world "apologize-for-the-U.S." tour, otherwise known as his presidency.

41 posted on 07/20/2005 6:41:52 PM PDT by Wolfstar (The Dim Party and its fellow leftist travelers want nothing less than the fall of the United States.)
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To: Wolfstar
I honestly believe we know right where he is(Porter Goss hinted at it)....but if we tried to take him....Mushy falls and we lose Pakistan.

Glad it's not my call.

42 posted on 07/20/2005 6:45:27 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: AdmSmith

Pong


43 posted on 07/20/2005 6:47:12 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Dog

I think you're right, Dog. I think that if it comes down to a choice between scooping up Bin Laden and letting Pakistan' s nukes fall into radical Islamofreak hands, we need to leave Bin Laden right where he is. However, should he ever decided to move out of his rat hole, well, that's another matter.


44 posted on 07/20/2005 6:48:52 PM PDT by Wolfstar (The Dim Party and its fellow leftist travelers want nothing less than the fall of the United States.)
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To: Dog

complicated sh#t isn't it?


45 posted on 07/20/2005 6:51:13 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

Yes....but I would grab the SOB in a heart beat...like I said glad I'm not in charge.


46 posted on 07/20/2005 6:52:38 PM PDT by Dog (Everytime a liberal whines, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Dog

very true.

but I still think that if we knew exactly which house he was in - and could take him out "clean" with a drone type missile attack - I don't think Pakistan would erupt in such a manner with a "quick kill". what's in it for the jihadis? they will never get their hands on those nukes, the US would move right away, so would India. Hey, it won't be pretty.


47 posted on 07/20/2005 7:00:05 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I don't give a good gal dang. Here is a story clearly identifying Osama Bin Laden as being somewhere specifically.

Really? Somewhere specifically? Okay, bomb everything within 200 miles.

What a load!

What I need is a delivery truck to pull up in front of my place of business and a cameraman and PR guy to announce that I am the proud winner of Osama Bin Ladens (semi-abused, but still identifiable) head.

STOP WASTING MY TIME. please I'm asking you.


48 posted on 07/20/2005 7:11:49 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Rule #1: Liberals lie about everything all the time)
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To: ladyinred

Ever see how a cow pile attracts flies?

I think we know where he is and we are catching flies coming and going.


49 posted on 07/20/2005 7:26:56 PM PDT by DonnerT (Not swagger. You have to walk this way with a brass pair!)
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To: Eddie01

THANK YOU. Either OBL is dead, or he's being protected by some other Islamic potentate.

RICH PEOPLE don't stay where there is military action.

They hide on yachts.


50 posted on 07/20/2005 7:50:57 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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