Skip to comments.USS Cole Bomber Escapes Jail
Posted on 02/05/2006 6:23:55 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001
Heard in the background on a Fox News Alert.
I'm feelin' it and it ain't good.
70 meter tunnel is pretty serious
what did they do with all that dirt?
I think the answer to that question is, they dug from the mosque to the prison, not the other way around.
i should have read on...thanks
I guess you missed the sarcasm tag.
That's what I wonder because that would have been a whole lotta dirt for those prisoners to hide or dispose of, which leads me to believe the tunnel was dug from the mosque to the prison.
That would be most logical. If they were digging at the prison, someone would be bound to take notice. If the tunnel was built from the mosque to the prison, then no one could know until the tunnel was already created. Then they would just need to go to the mosque, and escape.
Now is the winter of our discontent.
That was my exact reaction. Deja vu!
I say you are correct.
My comments were not directed toward our military. Members of my own family currently serve, as well as neighbors. I know first-hand the sacrifices they are making.
We could easily continue to spread our troops even thinner over terrorists hot spots. That is not my point.
To me, putting teeth behind our words includes also cutting off any and all monetary aid to any nations involved in supporting terrorism. It means enforcing our immigration laws and toughening them, including giving our border states whatever assets are required to shut down crossovers.
I disagree entirely with the notion that our values mean very much in the areas we are involved in. There's no doubt that many of their people are happy to be free of their oppressors but their lifestyles, governments and such are unlikely to change to a fully democratic mode in our lifetimes, if ever.
Meanwhile, our borders are wide open. We continue to pander to Mexico's Vincente Fox and pursue a catch and release policy for border intrusions (which include more OTMs .. Other Than Mexicans.. each week).
I'm a strong Constitutionalist and firmly believe in our values. I do not, however, "drink the cool aid," and believe that we are doing enough to prove our resolve to do whatever is necessary to stop the threat of terrorism.
Isn't this the second time these people have broken out of prison?
"I guess you missed the sarcasm tag."
Hi, Non.. no I did see it, despite its small type-size.
Yes. And I believe a few weeks later the CIA his them with a Hellfire Missile launched from a Predator drone. I think it was the first time we used a Predator as an attack weapon. The pictures were awesome. There wasn't much left of the car except some seat springs and twisted metal.
This validates the US decision to keep some terrorists in Gitmo.
"The prisoners dug a 70 meter tunnel under prison cells to the mosque near shore."
I wonder who is giving lessons to whom, the Illegals or Terrorists.
Escaped, or set loose?
"Couldn't you say "X leaves jail" as well as "X left jail". I think both are grammatically correct."
I wish we were reminder more often of his words on that day.
He was truly inspiring.
I think so.
I thought so.
Those mosques are really handy. Need a tunnel dug? Need a hideout? Need a sniper point? Need a weapons depot?
Dozens of Al Qaida Members Escaped from prison
Original thread from Friday:
I wonder how many mosques in America have tunnels?
This is why there is a Guantanamo. Besides giving Durbin something to blubber about.
That's not an escape. In that part of the world it is known as release with unsupervised probation ;-)
Well you are completely wrong. The values of freedom and self-worth are changing the ME right before our eyes. As for the ME changing into a "fully democratic" mode....that is immaterial (hell we aren't a fully democratic State...we are Limited Republic...and thankfully so).
But if you don't think the values of self-worth and Freedom aren't changing the ME....you are entirely wrong. The fact is these two values have for far too long been denied the people of the ME. Now that they are emerging....they are spreading like wild flowers. The ME is changing every single day...and in 5 years, 10 years it won't be recognizable. The World will be forever thankful in the decades to come.
We have fought and continue to fight the most successful unconventional war in history. Since Sept 11th, 2001 our enemies have suffered one strategic defeat after another....we have not suffered one.
This whole thread relates to something that happened 1 year ago! Why hasn't this thread been pulled?
Exactly! I've never heard of prisoners digging a tunnel 140 yards long and escaping. It is just too hard to shore up and ventilate a tunnel of that length. Even the "Great Escape" tunnel in WWII was only 300 feet, and they had engineers on hand. Obviously, either the "escape" was an inside job, or the tunnel was mostly dug from the outside.
NO WONDER THE FRENCH AND THE AP ARE SCREWED UP. THEY CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOLDIERS AND SAILORS!
...and what the heck is a Mosque doing ONLY 400 FEET FROM A JAIL ???
The September 26 site (www.26sep.net) quoted unnamed sources saying the 13 convicts included top militants Jamal Badawi and Fawaz al-Rabe'ie, who managed to flee the central prison by digging a 70-metre-long tunnel.
Rabe'ie -- the leader of the group convicted of bombing the Limburg in 2002 -- was facing the death sentence, while Badawi was serving 15 years in jail for the bombing of the Cole in 2000 after his sentence was commuted from the death penalty.
Badawi had escaped from prison in Aden in 2003 but was later arrested and sent back to prison, the Web site said.
Yemen, the ancestral home of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has cracked down on al Qaeda-linked militants following attacks at home.
"...Hit Yemeni govt. buildings with one JDAM for every prisoner "escaped". We should've done that a week after the Cole bombing...."
Remeber who was president then. The guttless, bent one.
Yemen should have executed these creeps after their trial.
The fact that they are Muslims is why they were not executed.
Muslim justice is pure BS, and the fact that these vermin have escaped just encourages my defiance to this asinine "religion" and the "courts" that judge by it.
Terrorists should not be taken and held as prisoners. Too much overhead.
The whole area is doubtless a wholy sight.
I'm also feeling a bit apocalyptic; seems that everything is happening at once, very rapidly. It's Muslim Mayhem time.
BTW, this may be naive, since I don't know anything about military or prison security, but why weren't these men incarcerated in a totally foreign country where they would not know the language or customs & stick out like a sore thumb? It's much easier to capture prisoners in such a situation. Instead, in Yemen they will simply fade into the woodwork among a Muslim, and sympathetic, populace.
In earlier times of law, a prison warden who let his prisoner escape would undergo the fate of the prisoner in his place.
Possible inside job? Tunnels are underground. Unless there was a clear line of sight from an upstairs window??
Something does not smell right!
I will NEVER FORGET how...
... the attempted sinking of the USS Cole,
...as in an actual 'Remember the Maine' U.S. Navy ship sinking in Havana Harbor that led to a media frenzy instigated war in the 1800's,
...just happened to take place on the very eve of a Presidential TV Dbate that Candidate AL GORE was due to lose for a 2nd time in a row..?
...A TV Debate that came very close to being canceled by the Womens League of Voters out of respect for our newly dead seamen & seawomen on a USS Cole Navy Ship ...that didn't end up sinking after all this time around..?
..'It's the TV, Stupid, no matter WHO pays for it'...
...is still the CLINTONs' lifetime M.O.
Now, once again...
...how is it that when these Bombers of the USS Cole keep getting a 'Get out of Jail Free' Card...
...just as they're suddenly available behind bars for questioning by authorities..?
In honor of your loving namesake...
911 Lifesaving Hero: RICK RESCORLA, ..R.I.P.
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