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Worsening health of terror cleric could spark attacks, FBI warns
http://www.examiner.com/a-456316~Worsening_health_of_terror_cleric_could_spark_attacks__FBI_warns.html ^ | 12-14-2006 | LARA JAKES JORDAN

Posted on 12/14/2006 12:20:51 PM PST by WestTexasWend

WASHINGTON -- The health of terrorist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is deteriorating _ renewing fears that his death in prison could trigger an attack on the United States, officials said Thursday.

There is no credible indication that an attack on the U.S. is imminent, said several law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation.

In a two-page bulletin, dated Dec. 8, the FBI reported to federal intelligence officials that Rahman was rushed from prison to a Missouri hospital two days earlier for a blood transfusion. There, doctors discovered a tumor on Rahman's liver, according to the bulletin, which was described to The Associated Press by a law enforcement official.

But U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Tracy Billingsley said Rahman's condition has stabilized, and he has since been moved back to prison.

"His condition has improved," Billingsley said.

Officials said the bulletin served merely as a reminder that Rahman had called for retaliation by terror sympathizers if he died in prison. It cited a May 1998 press conference where al-Qaida members distributed his last will and testament, in which Rahman pleaded for followers to "extract the most violent revenge" should he die in U.S. custody.

The FBI did not have immediate comment on Thursday.

In a video in September marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, al-Qaida's No. 2 man, Ayman al-Zawahri, cited the continuing imprisonment of the sheik.

"I call on every Muslim to make use of every opportunity afforded him to take revenge on America for its imprisonment of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman," he said.

Rahman was sentenced to life in prison after his 1995 conviction for his advisory role in a plot to blow up New York City landmarks, including the United Nations.

His health has deteriorated in recent years, and he was transferred in September 2003 from the federal Supermax prison in Colorado, where the country's most notorious inmates are held, to the U.S. Medical Center for Prisons in Springfield, Mo. Prisons officials have said Rahman has suffered from diabetes, which has threatened the loss of his limbs.


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1 posted on 12/14/2006 12:20:57 PM PST by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend

I hope we keep him "alive" for many years:)


2 posted on 12/14/2006 12:22:51 PM PST by isthisnickcool (If you can't light a fire in the vacuum of space what's the deal with the Sun?)
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To: WestTexasWend

Set him free in Times Square an hour before New Year's.


3 posted on 12/14/2006 12:23:31 PM PST by WestTexasWend (NO OIL FOR APPEASERS)
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To: WestTexasWend
Set him free in Times Square an hour before New Year's.

How about a LA Bayou in August?

4 posted on 12/14/2006 12:25:30 PM PST by Last Laugh
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To: WestTexasWend
Well, why don't we just get past all the drama here and impale him on a stake? Let the muzzies go nuts, but take off the gloves for the rest of us.

They want to fight? Let's fight.

5 posted on 12/14/2006 12:28:13 PM PST by Kenton ("The last time I raped Mother Earth all I got was a bad case of wood ticks")
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To: WestTexasWend

Send him home from 20,000 ft


6 posted on 12/14/2006 12:28:20 PM PST by crazycat
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To: WestTexasWend

I'd like to know why they'd have to announce his death at all. I'd release a presser that the sheik had requested a period of personal solitary reflection, then never mention him again


7 posted on 12/14/2006 12:28:46 PM PST by Last Laugh
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To: WestTexasWend
His health has deteriorated in recent years, and he was transferred in September 2003 from the federal Supermax prison in Colorado, where the country's most notorious inmates are held, to the U.S. Medical Center for Prisons in Springfield, Mo. Prisons officials have said Rahman has suffered from diabetes, which has threatened the loss of his limbs.

On second thought, let's keep him alive as long as possible, and send him home one limb at a time.

8 posted on 12/14/2006 12:30:05 PM PST by Kenton ("The last time I raped Mother Earth all I got was a bad case of wood ticks")
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To: Kenton
Let the muzzies go nuts, but take off the gloves for the rest of us.

They want to fight? Let's fight.

If the muzzies go nuts our government will have no business telling us not to fight them - my gloves will be off when they need to be, not when the government allows me to.

It is our RIGHT to fight them if they start a reign of terror on these shores.

9 posted on 12/14/2006 12:35:28 PM PST by Last Laugh
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To: crazycat

How about a large catapult?


10 posted on 12/14/2006 12:35:42 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Last Laugh

(..bayou in August..)
With a bunch of dead chickens tied around his waist.


11 posted on 12/14/2006 12:43:00 PM PST by sidegunner
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To: Kenton

Im with ya Kenton
time to take off the gloves and fight back FOR REAL.


12 posted on 12/14/2006 12:44:23 PM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: WestTexasWend
The health of terrorist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, is deteriorating _ renewing fears that his death in prison could trigger an attack on the United States, officials said Thursday.

ANYTHING triggers an attack. They'll just use it as an excuse.

13 posted on 12/14/2006 1:04:47 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: WestTexasWend

I think it's time to bring in the best medical help for this poor fellow. Could someone please call Dr. Kevorkian?


14 posted on 12/14/2006 1:04:55 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: Kenton

That is a historically proven method of keeping your country muslim-free. It worked for Vlad Dracul. Brutality is all these people understand, anyway.

Muslim free with Zyklon B!


15 posted on 12/14/2006 1:46:07 PM PST by FNG
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To: bushbuddy

Strap him to a pig and bury him today, dead or alive.


16 posted on 12/14/2006 1:57:59 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: bushbuddy

Strap him to a pig and bury him today, dead or alive.


17 posted on 12/14/2006 1:58:01 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: WestTexasWend

His liver is working hard to detoxify his body by killing the soulless bas-turd that inhabits it. Way to go, liver!


18 posted on 12/14/2006 3:15:55 PM PST by AmericanChef
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To: WestTexasWend

Hello, mainstream press!!! What's the feeling in the 'Arab street'? Are muslims 'enraged'?? How scared are we supposed to be? Someone, please get the DNC spin out here so I know how to feel about this


19 posted on 12/15/2006 6:50:31 AM PST by abovethefray
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Note: this topic is from 12/14/2006. Thanks WestTexasWend.

20 posted on 09/17/2012 8:36:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kristinn; Cindy
This article is probably why we're getting the trial balloons.

If an American official is putting them out, whoever it is is as afraid of his group as the Sheikh said Americans would be, and afriad he is going to kick the bucket over here.

Maybe the "sample" demonstrations over the "video" are the sheikh's terror groups way of reminding the US of what they will do if the Blind Sheikh dies in custody and his followers carry out his last will and testament.

They already know we've gone weak-kneed before with the lockerbie bomber, after all.

This is another reason why fighting terrorists like they are just common criminals is a fool's errand.

21 posted on 09/18/2012 8:52:51 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Very good analysis Piasa, but I believe mine is shorter and simpler.

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When it comes to the global jihadis attacking Christians, Jews, Americans, foreigners, or non-muslims — any excuse (real or imaginary) will do.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 1:55:06 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Last Laugh

I don’t usually announce every time I flush the toilet, either.


23 posted on 09/19/2012 2:15:42 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: baiamonte

Awww, poor pig.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 2:17:26 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Cindy

That’s for certain, any excuse will do, and it plays into the victimology cult in the west. I also think for the real hardliners, that since their religion forbids them the “sneak attack” or “preemtive attack” that they get around this by invoking a technicality. So, when seeking to carry out an unprovoked attack, they fish around for any excuse so they can claim it was just revenge, not unprovoked ambush. Unlike Christianity, in Islam getting revenge is acceptable and isn’t left up to Allah’s discretion or even the government.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 5:35:59 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

I agree.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 1:35:42 AM PDT by Cindy
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