Fitz - yes, we know him well -
2002 late : (FITZ DRAFTS INDICTMENT AGAINT NABIL AL MARABH BUT DOJ DECLINES TO PROSECUTE) In late 2002, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald drafted an indictment against al-Marabh on multiple counts of making false statements in his interviews with FBI agents. Justice headquarters declined prosecution. Fitzgerald then tracked down [Ahmed Y. ] Ashwas, the Jordanian who had spent time with al-Marabh in a federal detention cell in 2002.
So, after Fitz gets ahold of Ashwas [Ashwas was a Jordanian informant who told the FBI in Chicago what he had heard from Nabil alMarabh while they were in prison]...
Ashwas tells what he learned from Nabil alMarabh, which amounts to this:
Al-Marabh said he aided [Millenium plotter] Raed Hijazi's flight from authorities and sent him money. Hijazi was a Boston cab driver convicted in Jordan for plotting to blow up a hotel in Amman in 1999, according to FBI and Justice documents. Al-Marabh and Hijazi were roommates at Afghan training camps and later in the United States.
A mystery figure in Chicago, known only as "al Mosul," asked al-Marabh to attend a driving school in Detroit with Arabic instructors so he could get a commercial truck driver's licence.
Al-Marabh said he and Hijazi planned to steal a fuel truck and detonate it in the heavily travelled Lincoln or Holland tunnels, but the plan was foiled when Hijazi was arrested. [New York Tunnel Plot]
Al-Marabh acknowledged he had distributed money as much as $200,000 U.S. a month to various training camps in Afghanistan in the early 1990s. ----- FBI: Terror suspect plotted fuel attack ; Al-Marabh planned to blow up tunnel ; Jail informant reported `martyr' bid JOHN SOLOMON ASSOCIATED PRESS
[* My note: Notice the line I put in bold about "al Mosul?" I don't know Arabic but given that the tag "al Tikriti" seems to mean someone came from Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, and "al Amreeki" means some wannabe jihadi yankee came from the USA, if I'm not being too bold I would think this "al Mosul" means "of Mosul," as in the Iraqi city of Mosul... but one news report by John Solomon of AP says "al Mosul" just means "boss" and doesn't mention it might mean the mystery guy in Chicago who told Nabil al Marabh to go to trucking school is from Mosul, Iraq.]
Nabil al Marabh and Hijazi are from Boston; it is worth noting that Boston is where Abdurahman Alamoudi was among those who founded the "Islamic Society of Boston" , at least one of whose trustees is involved in the SAFA group terror charity cases of Northern Virginia. Another boardmember is Qatar-based al Qaradawi, a supported of Hamas and member of Muslim Brotherhood. The ISB received the land for their wahabbi mosque at bargain basement prices from the city of Boston.
Al-Marabh said he aided [Millenium plotter] Raed Hijazi's flight from authorities and sent him money. Hijazi was a Boston cab driver convicted in Jordan for plotting to blow up a hotel in Amman in 1999, according to FBI and Justice documents.
This reminded me of something which might be relevant to the various Iraqi connections that come up in this thread:
Jordan followed the US lead in overthrowing Saddam. In early 1996, changes were made to the Jordanian government to facilitate the CIA's plan for a coup in Iraq. Abdel Karim Kabariti was made prime minister and Samih Batikhi, who had cordial relations with the Agency, was made Director General of Jordanian Intelligence. Three sons of al-Shawani, Richter's protégé, were Iraqi officers, and one of them was in the Special Republican Guards. They were to act as liaisons and couriers to those who would actually carry out the coup.
Iraqi intelligence had penetrated the Jordanian intelligence services, as was well-known. So a special cell was created within Jordanian intelligence for the operation. A dozen CIA agents were brought to Jordan, where David Manners headed the CIA station. As a cover for the coup, the INA was also brought to Amman. What, after all, were so many CIA agents doing in Jordan?
The ready answer was the INA. It opened a political office in Jordan in February, holding a press conference to announce the event, even as a select few within the INA were apprised of the Agency's real planning. But as was to be expected, Saddam discovered the plotting. And so did the INC. The INC learned from its sources within Saddam's security services that Saddam knew about the plot. The INC warned the CIA that the plot had been penetrated, providing details to substantiate its claim. But the Agency paid no attention.
At the end of June, Saddam made his move, rounding up the plotters, arresting some 300 people. Iraqi intelligence seized the CIA's equipment and elicited confessions from those it had arrested. Baghdad could have turned the event into a major propaganda coup, but it chose to keep the matter quiet, leaving the Agency to worry when its blunder might be exposed to the world.