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Kenyan police arrest key Al Qaeda suspect
iht.com ^ | March 9, 2007

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ali; keyalqueda; nabhan; saleh; salehnabhan; terrorist
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His wanted poster and his photo...Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan


1 posted on 03/09/2007 4:00:45 PM PST by Dog
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To: Cap Huff; DevSix

Fyi...


2 posted on 03/09/2007 4:01:40 PM PST by Dog
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To: Dog
I hope the handcuffs didn't "chafe" his skin too much. /xs
3 posted on 03/09/2007 4:02:31 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Dog

Glad they seem to have found the creep.


4 posted on 03/09/2007 4:02:46 PM PST by NinoFan (Rudy Lovers: The Rosie O'Donnell Wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Dog

Looks like a young OJ Simpson.


5 posted on 03/09/2007 4:03:59 PM PST by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: Dog
The Kenyan police have a link on the guy.

http://www.kenyapolice.go.ke/wanted_saleh.asp

6 posted on 03/09/2007 4:08:30 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Kolokotronis; Maeve; NYer
Hurray for Kenya!

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!

7 posted on 03/09/2007 4:11:03 PM PST by Siobhan (Telling my beads ...)
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To: mewzilla
I hadn't heard about this...

Kenya: Country Shrugs Off New U.S. Warning

8 posted on 03/09/2007 4:13:22 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Siobhan

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.


9 posted on 03/09/2007 4:14:49 PM PST by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: mewzilla

That warning was put out TWO DAYS after this gentleman was caught...


10 posted on 03/09/2007 4:18:17 PM PST by Dog
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To: keats5

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.


11 posted on 03/09/2007 4:21:41 PM PST by Siobhan (Telling my beads ...)
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To: Dog

Nice to see a series of dominoes fall our way recently...


12 posted on 03/09/2007 4:22:43 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Dog

Spooky.

13 posted on 03/09/2007 4:23:24 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: grey_whiskers

Also reminds me of B.O.


14 posted on 03/09/2007 4:29:57 PM PST by CT102ndInfSister (Please pray for the soldiers of the 102nd serving proudly in Afghanistan.)
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To: Dog

I wonder if this is related to the capture in Iraq of another
Al-Quaeda bigshot. Is someone talking with high level access.


15 posted on 03/09/2007 4:41:00 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
"I wonder if this is related to the capture in Iraq of another Al-Quaeda bigshot."

This One?

BBC: Insurgent leader 'held' in Iraq ~ al-Baghdadi - leader of Islamic State in Iraq

16 posted on 03/09/2007 4:55:21 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

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.


17 posted on 03/09/2007 5:07:12 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Siobhan

I met some wonderfal Kenyan Orthodox while in Kenya with my family in February




I envy you....Sounds like a fabulous experience.

Thanks for sharing.


18 posted on 03/09/2007 5:23:08 PM PST by eleni121 ( + En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great))
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To: Southack

Yes, seems like they caught a real chatterbox somewhere.


19 posted on 03/09/2007 5:35:26 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Dog

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???


20 posted on 03/09/2007 5:55:43 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (Never argue with an idiot..they'll bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience..)
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To: Dog
Bad day to be an Al Qaeda leader.
21 posted on 03/09/2007 6:13:00 PM PST by msnimje (Anybody know of a good CONSERVATIVE website like the one Free Republic used to be?)
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To: Southack
Nice to see a series of dominoes fall our way recently...

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).

22 posted on 03/09/2007 6:15:02 PM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Stultis

Of course!! "It would have happened no matter who is president"

Isn't that how libs 'think'?


23 posted on 03/09/2007 6:33:50 PM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: Dog

Nice to hear some more good news.


24 posted on 03/09/2007 6:34:17 PM PST by texanyankee
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To: Grampa Dave

Simpson as in the ex-football player, aka The Butcher of Brentwood?


25 posted on 03/09/2007 6:44:33 PM PST by baubau (BOYCOTT Bank of America for Issuing Credit Cards to 3rd World Illegal Aliens.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Looks like a young OJ Simpson.

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.

26 posted on 03/09/2007 6:47:43 PM PST by TADSLOS (Iran is in the IED exporting business. Time to shut them down.)
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To: CT102ndInfSister

I agree....looks like Hussein O.


27 posted on 03/09/2007 7:00:14 PM PST by Fireone (Duncan Hunter for President '08! - gohunter08.com)
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To: grey_whiskers

you dont actually think they look alike...do you?


28 posted on 03/09/2007 7:02:28 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Dog

bttt

Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan


29 posted on 03/09/2007 7:21:01 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
" These things are coming awfully fast and furious. "

Could it be related to this guy?

SPILLING HIS GUTS, 'DEFECTOR' BARES IRAN SECRETS

30 posted on 03/09/2007 7:38:31 PM PST by blam
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To: Dog

Damn, this is great news!


31 posted on 03/09/2007 7:55:24 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (It takes a school to bankrupt a village.)
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To: Fireone

32 posted on 03/09/2007 8:59:02 PM PST by Deo volente
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To: Deo volente

Barry?


33 posted on 03/09/2007 9:24:05 PM PST by magellan
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To: magellan

Yep, that's Obama on the right.


34 posted on 03/09/2007 10:16:09 PM PST by Deo volente
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To: Stultis
Nice to see a series of dominoes fall our way recently...

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).
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Right ON!

President Bush and this administration has done more for the world than anybody seems to comprehend.

Europeans talk. Liberals caterwaul. Texans act.
35 posted on 03/10/2007 6:07:41 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: TADSLOS
Thanks for a great laugh on Saturday morning. This is at least a twofer for our side: "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."
36 posted on 03/10/2007 6:54:13 AM PST by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: baubau

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.


37 posted on 03/10/2007 6:56:58 AM PST by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: Dog

The Democrats are very saddened by this arrest.


38 posted on 03/10/2007 6:58:06 AM PST by Pistolshot (Condi 2008.<------added January 2004. Remember you heard it here first)
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To: Dog

PWND.
Jack and Nancy better get busy or we are going to win this war!


39 posted on 03/10/2007 9:18:44 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Its called Political Correctness.


40 posted on 03/10/2007 9:20:10 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: Deo volente

Didn't Barry grow up in Kenya?


41 posted on 03/10/2007 9:21:46 AM PST by RatsDawg
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To: Stultis

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.


42 posted on 03/10/2007 9:36:01 AM PST by Elsiejay
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To: AFPhys
Oh, yeah, and I forgot to mention that the Bush administration had developed an uncommonly close relationship with Kenya, working with it as a key partner in one of the Bush administration's very first foreign policy initiatives: Ending the Second Sudanese (North-South) Civil War.

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.

43 posted on 03/10/2007 9:41:51 AM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Elsiejay
See my preceding also.

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).

44 posted on 03/10/2007 10:28:04 AM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Dog

Again? How many times has the Kenyans arrested this guy? I have counted four or five already.


45 posted on 03/10/2007 2:27:07 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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To: Deo volente

He sure does bear a resemblance to Obama.


46 posted on 03/10/2007 10:50:11 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: grey_whiskers

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.


47 posted on 03/10/2007 10:55:44 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (There once was a dream called "Hippy Beat Down." The mere whisper of it made officers smile.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

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.


48 posted on 03/10/2007 11:25:07 PM PST by Gator113
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To: kinoxi

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.


49 posted on 03/11/2007 6:03:08 PM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Dog

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.


50 posted on 03/12/2007 10:24:53 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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