Skip to comments.Kenyan police arrest key Al Qaeda suspect
Posted on 03/09/2007 4:00:44 PM PST by Dog
NAIROBI: The Kenyan police have arrested a man they believe to be a key Al Qaeda suspect who tried to shoot down an Israeli airliner and helped plan the simultaneous bombing of a hotel in 2002 that killed 15 people, officials said.
The man's identity was not immediately confirmed, but investigators said they believe he is Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a senior official in Kenya's security services told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the matter was classified.
Nabhan is wanted for questioning by the FBI and the Kenyan police for the 2002 attacks and the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed more than 200 people. Nabhan fled to Somalia after the attacks near Mombasa
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Glad they seem to have found the creep.
Looks like a young OJ Simpson.
Unrelated to this post I met some wonderfal Kenyan Orthodox while in Kenya with my family in February. You should hear them sing a Znamenny chant! They were so kind to us because I acted as translator for them with an Arab Orthodox group of workers from Palestine. They didn't speak Arabic and the Arab Orthodox did not speak any European language. They had managed some Swahili, but anyway most Excellent people of Christ!
I sit next to a young Kenyan couple most Sundays in church myself. They tell me that about half of their tribe is Christian.
They and all their relatives speak perfect English.
That warning was put out TWO DAYS after this gentleman was caught...
I'm glad have experienced them too. Excellent English and I have found many of the men treated me with what my grandmother would have called "courtly" manners.
Nice to see a series of dominoes fall our way recently...
Also reminds me of B.O.
I wonder if this is related to the capture in Iraq of another
Al-Quaeda bigshot. Is someone talking with high level access.
No, who was the big #3 captured in Pakistan after Cheney was there?
These things are coming awfully fast and furious.
The Kenyan and Iraqi in the same day or couple of days is huge. We used to get busts like this every 3-4 months. Since that guy in Pakistan went down we seem to be bagging them without limit.
I met some wonderfal Kenyan Orthodox while in Kenya with my family in February
Yes, seems like they caught a real chatterbox somewhere.
ok, I give up..why in the world do these captured guys look like 18-35 middle eastern males of the muslim religion instead of the amish and 85 year old blue hairs in wheelchairs and using oxygen tanks I constantly see being wanded at airports?? (while the middle eastern males walk thru because of the fear of profiling lawsuits??)
can someone 'splain that to me???
Yeah, but just remember it does NOT mean that Bush administration diplomacy, intelligence and military muscle is working (even though Bush has concentrated more attention on Africa, by far, than any previous American president, with a special emphasis on vastly increased aid, a wide array of policies encouraging good governance, the rule of law, and since 9-11 has put significant American special forces and other military resources into ungoverned regions of Africa, like Somalia and other parts of the horn of Africa, from which this perp apparently fled, to Kenya, where the forces that apparently caught him were very possibly trained by the American military).
Of course!! "It would have happened no matter who is president"
Isn't that how libs 'think'?
Nice to hear some more good news.
Simpson as in the ex-football player, aka The Butcher of Brentwood?
Yeah, who knows- he may be the real daddy of A.Smith's baby since a younger version of OJ would have faster swimming sperm.
I agree....looks like Hussein O.
you dont actually think they look alike...do you?
Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan
Could it be related to this guy?
Damn, this is great news!
Yep, that's Obama on the right.
That's the butcher, er guy, who has been looking for the killer of his ex wife on every golf course he can get on and bedroom, he can get into.
The Democrats are very saddened by this arrest.
Jack and Nancy better get busy or we are going to win this war!
Its called Political Correctness.
Didn't Barry grow up in Kenya?
How can you know all this good stuff? Do you read the foreign press? Or are you good at reading between the lines and picking up on and linking miscellaneous tidbits?
In any case, I appreciate reading this concise summary of positive efforts, and achievements, by GWB.
But that doesn't have anything to do with this either.
Besides, ending that war wasn't very important anyway, apparently -- even though it was one of the longest (1983-2005) and deadliest (2 million civilians killed, 4 million displaced, tens of thousands enslaved) conflicts of the 20th Century -- as the press barely covered the Bush administration's efforts or its success.
And even if it was "important," it wasn't really good, since we all know Bush only tackled this one because the issue was important to American evangelicals, upset because the Southern Sudanese being killed, displaced and enslaved were Christian. We all know that nothing America does is good unless out of purely disinterested (or better yet, contrainterested) multicultural motives.
I dunno. I guess if you're enough of a news junkie some of it seeps through, and if you're a Republican you might actually notice it. But imagine how little of this the sheeple are picking up on.
My, God. If a president with a "D" after their name had ended one of the worst wars in Africa the press would still not be able to shut up about it. There wouldn't be a single American (who watches that news at all) that wouldn't know all about it. But go out in the street right now and try asking the first African American you meet if they're aware of this at all. Ask them if they know that Bush tripled foreign aid to Africa (actually quintupled it, I'm guesstimating, if you include the AIDs initiative).
Again? How many times has the Kenyans arrested this guy? I have counted four or five already.
He sure does bear a resemblance to Obama.
Actually they look nothing alike in my opinion, except for the blank stare. Forehead, eyebrows, nose, lips, width of face and head, and shape of head are all different.
The blank stare is exactly the same though.
That noise you hear is the sound of tears hitting the floor from all the dims that are being forced to see successes in the WoT.
I don't think that the Kenyans care about such niceties. As far as they're concerned he is a terrorist and I doubt they care at all about his feelings or comfort.
I am sure he will be out of jail in two days like that cat in Pakistan.
Unless they put a bullet in his head after some interrogation, these announcements are pretty worthless.
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