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Top Al Qeada Fugitive Reported Captured by Pakistan Forces
KDKA radion Pittsburgh No url available | 05/02/06 | na

Posted on 05/02/2006 2:10:52 AM PDT by prisoner6

Breaking on KDKA Radio News in Pittsburgh.

A top Al Qeada fugitive is reported to have been captured by Pakistani forces. Reports claim he will be turned over to US authorities ASAP.

Sorry I do't have more...I'm at work and trying to get the original sources...The story was delivered with a "wink, wink - nudge, nudge"

Probably nothing but then again....

prisoner6


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqeada; alsuri; bigkahuna; nasar; pakistan
Thought I'd post and see if anybody else heard this or spotted it on the web.

prisoner

1 posted on 05/02/2006 2:10:54 AM PDT by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6

I did a google search on "wink wink-nudge nudge" and nothing yet. I'll keep my eyes open.


2 posted on 05/02/2006 2:13:57 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: prisoner6

Just made me think....just what are we going to do with Bin Laden or the others when we get them? A firing squad would not be out of the question.


3 posted on 05/02/2006 2:16:16 AM PDT by TheLion
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To: prisoner6
"The name of the associate was not released but he was described as a midlevel terrorist operative."

link

4 posted on 05/02/2006 2:16:18 AM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: prisoner6

Wake me when they capture Bin Laden.


5 posted on 05/02/2006 2:18:45 AM PDT by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO WANT TO TAKE OVER YOUR COUNTRY !)
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To: prisoner6

"Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, a Syrian who also holds Spanish citizenship, was captured during a November 2005 sting in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta in which a gunfight broke out and a person was killed, said the American official, who declined to be identified further because of the sensitivity of the issue.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press late last week, said Nasar, who is also known as Abu Musab al-Suri, may now be in U.S. custody but did not specify where. He declined to comment further."

I went to Drudge (hope I don't get a million viruses) and got this off the AP Breaking link.

It seems the story is he's being, or has been, handed over to the US, as he's been in custody a while.

The story further states he had a $5 million dollar bounty on his head.

So good, another one for Gitmo, imho.


6 posted on 05/02/2006 2:20:55 AM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: prisoner6; saganite; TheLion
Oops - from the same link some possible good news -

"Zarqawi is believed to have traveled through Iran to Iraq in May and June of 2002 for medical treatment following the collapse of Al Qaeda operations in Afghanistan.

Administration sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he had his leg amputated."

link

Hopefully the leg was amputated just below the chin.

7 posted on 05/02/2006 2:21:07 AM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: prisoner6

he was then awarded amnesty, given the nations highest honors, then sold to the highest bidder


8 posted on 05/02/2006 2:27:38 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: prisoner6

OUTSTANDING! Keep up the good Hunt...


9 posted on 05/02/2006 2:35:18 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: prisoner6

FOXNEWS Just reported it.


10 posted on 05/02/2006 2:38:23 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Enterprise
Thanks! That was what I was looking for....I saw it in passing on CNN or Fox...something about "Just missed Zarqawi" but I figured it was an old story. Leave it to KDKA to hype another "We got a Top AQ agent" story.

I rpobably shouldn't have pulled the trigger so fast either but the info I got on my newswire (MetroSource - A day Late and a Buck Short on all the news that irrelevant) was basically what I posted here. When I heard KD run with it I figured something might be up.

prisoner6

11 posted on 05/02/2006 2:38:45 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out)
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To: Enterprise

Gangrene would work for me.


12 posted on 05/02/2006 2:39:01 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: All
ON THE NET...

WTOP.com (AP): Kabul, Afghanistan - "PAKISTAN DETAINS AL-QAIDA FUGITIVE NASAR" (May 2, 2006)

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Focus: "SETMARIAM NASAR: BACKGROUND ON AL-QAEDA'S ARRESTED STRATEGIST" by Stephen Ulph (March 28, 2006)

MIL.no: "THE AL-QAIDA STRATEGIST ABU MUS'AB AL-SURI: A PROFILE" by Brynjar Lia, PhD, Senior Researcher (March 15, 2006) (Note: "Not to be quoted without author's permission") (pdf)

CNN.com: Amman, Jordan - "THE MASTERMIND" by Henry Schuster (March 9, 2006)

THE COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG: "A CHILLING FINAL THREAT FROM ABU MUSAB AL-SURI: 'O' Sleeper Cells, Wake Up Now!'" (December 31, 2005)

OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.US: "SETMARIAM'S WIFE SPEAKS OUT On the pages of asharqalawsat.com" (December 27, 2005)

"www.asharqalawsat.com/details.asp?section=1&article=340381&issue=9891"

"www.asharqalawsat.com/2005/12/27/images/front.340381.jpg"

13 posted on 05/02/2006 3:15:21 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: TheLion

...just what are we going to do with Bin Laden or the others when we get them?"

Whack them then take pictures of their bullet-riddled corpses.


14 posted on 05/02/2006 3:22:42 AM PDT by roaddog727 (eludium PU36 explosive space modulator)
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To: Enterprise

That story is from 2003.


15 posted on 05/02/2006 3:28:54 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (The Stations of the Cross in Poetry ---> http://www.wayoftears.com)
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To: jocon307
Looks like this is the story they've been hyping...curious because I seem to recall it being reported before.

Also found it on Forbes and ABC.

prisoner6

16 posted on 05/02/2006 3:29:59 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out)
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To: Enterprise

That is a 3 year old link!!


17 posted on 05/02/2006 3:31:14 AM PDT by Dog (Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.)
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To: saganite
I did a google search on "wink wink-nudge nudge" and nothing yet. 

You left out the code phrase that unlocks the secret source: "You're a man of the world, eh?"

18 posted on 05/02/2006 3:33:22 AM PDT by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: Sprite518; All

Here's the Fox News link:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,193904,00.html
AP

"Major Al Qaeda Leader Arrested in Pakistan May be in U.S."
Tuesday, May 02, 2006

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "KABUL, Afghanistan — A top Al Qaeda leader whose links stretch from Afghan terror training camps to extremist networks operating throughout Europe has been detained in neighboring Pakistan and possibly handed over to American authorities, according to a U.S. law enforcement official.

Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, a Syrian who also holds Spanish citizenship, was captured in a November 2005 sting in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta that left one person dead, said the American official, who declined to be identified further because the matter is sensitive.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press late last week, said Nasar, who is also known as Abu Musab al-Suri, may now be in U.S. custody but did not specify where. He declined to comment further."


19 posted on 05/02/2006 3:50:21 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cincinna

"Wake me when they capture Bin Laden."

Do you not realize that many people have given up their lives while going after al-Qaeda members,large and small?

Do you not realize that many more people are daily risking their lives to capture or kill OBL or Zawahiri or the people who might lead us to them?

Do you not realize that this capture may lead to OBL?

How can anyone be so blase about such news? I implore you to consider more the possible implications of this news. All of us want OBL out of action (dead or alive), but the struggle is more than just about him.


20 posted on 05/02/2006 4:09:12 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Cap Huff

"...but the struggle is more than just about him."

Ditto.


21 posted on 05/02/2006 4:10:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: jocon307

"So good, another one for Gitmo, imho."

I hope they're kicking the $hit out of him in one of those eastern european prisons.


22 posted on 05/02/2006 4:24:45 AM PDT by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: moose2004

Thank God at this time in our history we have President Bush. I don't agree with Him all the time , but on the war on these murders, No democrat would have the stomach for it, and He has to take hits everyday


23 posted on 05/02/2006 4:57:40 AM PDT by reefdiver
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To: jocon307

"The official, who spoke to The Associated Press late last week, said Nasar, who is also known as Abu Musab al-Suri"


According to Peter Bergen's new book, The Osama Bin Laden I Know, this guy was a major player. He is quoted throughout.

Great Catch!!!


24 posted on 05/02/2006 5:02:54 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Phsstpok

Thanks! My coffee is streaming down my delicate LCD screen.


25 posted on 05/02/2006 5:14:19 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: roaddog727

They MAY even put panties on his head.

How awful to contemplate.


26 posted on 05/02/2006 5:15:07 AM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: rabidralph
Sorry about the screen.

I've just been informed that the code phrase has been changed. Now you have to start with "say no more, say no more" before launching into the "wink wink-nudge nudge" bit. Arm gestures are optional.
28 posted on 05/02/2006 5:28:09 AM PDT by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: biggerten

"They MAY even put panties on his head."

A fate FAR worse than death.......


29 posted on 05/02/2006 5:52:06 AM PDT by roaddog727 (eludium PU36 explosive space modulator)
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To: Straight Vermonter; Dog
"That story is from 2003."
That is a 3 year old link!!

Well, news travels fast doesn't it?

30 posted on 05/02/2006 6:19:58 AM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Cindy

I see you are already on top of this report, Cindy. I am not surprised! ;)

I just pinged you to a later article before I found this thread.


31 posted on 05/02/2006 6:32:14 AM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (+++ DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS +++)
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To: Cincinna

Wake me when they capture Bin Laden.



I'm with you. Wake me when they capture someone anyone's actually heard of.


32 posted on 05/02/2006 7:22:16 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (It wasn't the spikes that kept Him on the cross.)
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To: jocon307

I saw his picture on FOX news - underneath the beard he is a DEAD RINGER for Ted Kennedy, circa 1980.


33 posted on 05/02/2006 10:05:25 AM PDT by memorandum1
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To: jocon307

34 posted on 05/02/2006 10:06:41 AM PDT by memorandum1
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To: trubluolyguy; Dog
Just because you never heard of him does not mean that this was not an important capture.

Here is what some authorities are saying about this:

Pakistan Confirms Capture of Abu Musab al-Suri

“Nasar is one of the senior theorists and operatives in Al Qaeda, and our interrogation of him could be as or more fruitful as that of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed since his capture in March 2003. I wrote a post about him at the time of his capture, which links to other posts by Lorenzo Vidino and Evan Kohlmann. Evan has also written the following posts here with additional information about him: A Chilling Final Threat from Abu Musab al-Suri: "O' Sleeper Cells, Wake Up Now!" -- Alleged London Bombings Suspect Threatens to Use Dirty Bombs Against America and Abu Khabab al-Masri: A Master of Terror. Jeffrey Cozzens wrote on Dr Brynjar Lia's "The al-Qaida Strategist Abu Mus'ab al-Suri: A Profile" last week.”

You want to be awakened? I'll be happy to try.

Wake up! There's more to this than capturing/killing OBL! And there are a lot of our people risking their lives to getting these guys.

35 posted on 05/02/2006 10:28:56 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: prisoner6

AP
Pakistan Detains al-Qaida Fugitive Nasar ^
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1625415/posts


36 posted on 05/02/2006 11:00:23 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: memorandum1

LOL, I see what you mean!


37 posted on 05/02/2006 2:04:24 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: Cindy

UPDATING LINKS:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1694213/posts?page=1379#1379


38 posted on 09/21/2006 11:03:07 PM PDT by Cindy
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