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USS Cole Bomber Escapes Jail
Fox News Alert | 2/5/2005

Posted on 02/05/2006 6:23:55 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001

Heard in the background on a Fox News Alert.


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: alahdal; almakky; clintonlegacy; deathbeatsjailterms; donutwatch; jailbreak; sloppyjailkeeping; terrorwar; usscole; waronterror; yemen
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To: longtermmemmory
I'm concerned. It seems like everything is coming together for something BAD to happen in the near future.

I'm feelin' it and it ain't good.

51 posted on 02/05/2006 7:34:59 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Fellow FReepers... Get busy, make more Conservatives !)
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To: Right_Handed_Writer
Give yourself an Attaboy
ATTABOY
52 posted on 02/05/2006 7:37:34 AM PST by Valin (Purple Fingers Rule!)
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To: lunarbicep
Yemen maximum security prison

Oxymoron!
53 posted on 02/05/2006 7:41:12 AM PST by cgbg (MSM and Democratic treason--fifty years and counting...)
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To: lunarbicep

70 meter tunnel is pretty serious

what did they do with all that dirt?


54 posted on 02/05/2006 7:49:25 AM PST by wardaddy (Guns, God, Abortion is Murder, Private Property, My Culture, Break Islam....any questions)
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To: generally
That is because they do not tolerate tax fraud, car theft, and cheating on their wife(s). They are excuted. Terrorist they can understand and support.

Any wonder why the terrorist escaped (let out) their prison?
55 posted on 02/05/2006 7:57:54 AM PST by standing united (82nd ABN 1/508th BN Bco 1st Sqd. Alpha Fireteam Leader: "fury from the sky" 8-Duce on the Loose!!)
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To: wardaddy

I think the answer to that question is, they dug from the mosque to the prison, not the other way around.


56 posted on 02/05/2006 8:02:54 AM PST by Woodman ("One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives." PW)
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To: Woodman

i should have read on...thanks


57 posted on 02/05/2006 8:04:08 AM PST by wardaddy (Guns, God, Abortion is Murder, Private Property, My Culture, Break Islam....any questions)
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To: wardaddy
Actually it was just a guess. However I would be willing to lay odds on it because I think it is a sure bet.
58 posted on 02/05/2006 8:10:57 AM PST by Woodman ("One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives." PW)
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To: Spottys Spurs

I guess you missed the sarcasm tag.


59 posted on 02/05/2006 8:14:25 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: wardaddy

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.


60 posted on 02/05/2006 8:15:20 AM PST by kalee
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To: Woodman

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.


61 posted on 02/05/2006 8:16:44 AM PST by benjibrowder ("America is always more secure when Freedom is on the march"-George Bush, Jan.31, 2006)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Now is the winter of our discontent.


62 posted on 02/05/2006 8:17:27 AM PST by concrete is my business (prepare the sub grade, then select the mix design)
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To: OldFriend
What, again!!!!!!

That was my exact reaction. Deja vu!

63 posted on 02/05/2006 8:22:37 AM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Lawgvr1955
I say the tunnel was dug from the mosque to the prison.

I say you are correct.

64 posted on 02/05/2006 8:25:32 AM PST by null and void (If the Muslim world can be brought to its knees by 12 cartoons, let's give them a whole comic book!)
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To: DevSix

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.


65 posted on 02/05/2006 8:25:36 AM PST by Spottys Spurs
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Isn't this the second time these people have broken out of prison?


66 posted on 02/05/2006 8:27:53 AM PST by benjibrowder ("America is always more secure when Freedom is on the march"-George Bush, Jan.31, 2006)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
"Escaped?" Or walked out the front door leaving dollars in their wake....?
67 posted on 02/05/2006 8:30:06 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: NonValueAdded

"I guess you missed the sarcasm tag."

Hi, Non.. no I did see it, despite its small type-size.


68 posted on 02/05/2006 8:30:13 AM PST by Spottys Spurs
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia
Didn't some terrorists escape in Yemen a couple of years ago and they caught them?

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.

69 posted on 02/05/2006 8:51:26 AM PST by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

This validates the US decision to keep some terrorists in Gitmo.


70 posted on 02/05/2006 8:59:34 AM PST by TN4Liberty (Sixty percent of all people understand statistics. The other half are clueless.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

oh s---!


71 posted on 02/05/2006 9:02:58 AM PST by Liberty Valance (gone fishin')
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To: Lawgvr1955

"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.


72 posted on 02/05/2006 9:03:14 AM PST by SeaBiscuit (Democrats are nothing more than a protest group.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Escaped, or set loose?


73 posted on 02/05/2006 9:08:35 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: raybbr

"Couldn't you say "X leaves jail" as well as "X left jail". I think both are grammatically correct."

Agree (agreed?)


74 posted on 02/05/2006 9:11:34 AM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: DevSix
Thank you for quoting the President's words from his speech to Congress in the aftermath of 9/11.

I wish we were reminder more often of his words on that day.

He was truly inspiring.

75 posted on 02/05/2006 9:11:56 AM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: Magic Fingers
Agree (agreed?)

I think so.

I thought so.

:)

76 posted on 02/05/2006 9:21:53 AM PST by raybbr (ANWR is a barren, frozen wasteland - like the mind of a democrat!)
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To: Lawgvr1955
I say the tunnel was dug from the mosque to the prison.

Those mosques are really handy. Need a tunnel dug? Need a hideout? Need a sniper point? Need a weapons depot?

77 posted on 02/05/2006 9:24:08 AM PST by auboy
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To: auboy
Need something big enough to cover someone else's holy site?

-PJ

78 posted on 02/05/2006 9:39:19 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
Old breaking news. This happened on Friday.

Dozens of Al Qaida Members Escaped from prison

Original thread from Friday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1571236/posts

79 posted on 02/05/2006 9:44:36 AM PST by jdm (Super balls.)
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To: Wasanother
"I just heard that they dug a tunnel that lead all the way to a mosque."

I wonder how many mosques in America have tunnels?

80 posted on 02/05/2006 9:49:22 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Coincidence?

81 posted on 02/05/2006 9:56:38 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

This is why there is a Guantanamo. Besides giving Durbin something to blubber about.


82 posted on 02/05/2006 10:00:35 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
USS Cole Bomber Escapes Jail

That's not an escape. In that part of the world it is known as release with unsupervised probation ;-)

83 posted on 02/05/2006 10:04:07 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Spottys Spurs
I disagree entirely with the notion that our values mean very much in the areas we are involved in.

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.

Best regards,

84 posted on 02/05/2006 10:06:11 AM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: cgk

(What, again!!!!!!)

This whole thread relates to something that happened 1 year ago! Why hasn't this thread been pulled?


85 posted on 02/05/2006 10:08:19 AM PST by winner3000
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To: benjibrowder

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.


86 posted on 02/05/2006 10:25:53 AM PST by CivilWarguy
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
When we hit that Al-Queda leader in Yemen in 2002 with a Hellfire, we should have taken that prison out too.
87 posted on 02/05/2006 10:26:05 AM PST by Madison Moose
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To: Valin

NO WONDER THE FRENCH AND THE AP ARE SCREWED UP. THEY CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOLDIERS AND SAILORS!


88 posted on 02/05/2006 10:30:22 AM PST by C.EdwardLukens
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To: auboy

...and what the heck is a Mosque doing ONLY 400 FEET FROM A JAIL ???


89 posted on 02/05/2006 10:36:15 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Fellow FReepers... Get busy, make more Conservatives !)
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To: winner3000
It appears this happened Friday, not a year ago, though suspects of the USS Cole bombing have escaped before, including in spring of 2003. This is the only story I could find that didn't require an excerpt:

Top Al Qaeda convicts escape from Yemen jail

Top Al Qaeda convicts escape from Yemen jail
04 Feb 2006 12:13:37 GMT
Source: Reuters
SANAA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Thirteen al Qaeda militants convicted in the attacks on the U.S. warship Cole and the French supertanker Limburg in Yemen were among 23 men who broke out of jail in Sanaa, a state-run Web site said on Saturday.

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.

90 posted on 02/05/2006 10:39:32 AM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

"...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.


91 posted on 02/05/2006 10:43:52 AM PST by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED.)
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To: montag813

Spot on.

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.


92 posted on 02/05/2006 10:43:59 AM PST by Emmet Fitzhume ("Satan and Mohammed: Proud parents of Death, Destruction, and Islam.")
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Terrorists should not be taken and held as prisoners. Too much overhead.


93 posted on 02/05/2006 10:51:31 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

The whole area is doubtless a wholy sight.


94 posted on 02/05/2006 11:40:25 AM PST by auboy
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
I'm concerned. It seems like everything is coming together for something BAD to happen in the near future. I'm feelin' it and it ain't good.

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.

95 posted on 02/05/2006 12:26:49 PM PST by MoochPooch (A righteous person worries about his or her behavior, an extremist about everyone else's.)
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To: MoochPooch

In earlier times of law, a prison warden who let his prisoner escape would undergo the fate of the prisoner in his place.


96 posted on 02/05/2006 12:28:25 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
Geez! A tunnel stretched 400 feet from the jail to a Mosque.

Possible inside job? Tunnels are underground. Unless there was a clear line of sight from an upstairs window??

Something does not smell right!

97 posted on 02/05/2006 12:29:58 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001; cripplecreek; Alamo-Girl; All

.

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..?


For...

..'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..?

.


98 posted on 02/05/2006 12:32:19 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001
Of course it is an inside job, as Islamic terrorists have many sympathizers about the Moslem communities around the world.
99 posted on 02/05/2006 12:34:17 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001; All

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In honor of your loving namesake...


911 Lifesaving Hero: RICK RESCORLA, ..R.I.P.

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

.


100 posted on 02/05/2006 12:38:51 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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