Skip to comments.Top Al Qaeda operative taken into US custody [in late 2006...plotted to assassinate Pres. Musharraf]
Posted on 04/27/2007 7:57:31 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Top Al Qaeda operative taken into US custody
10 minutes ago
The United States has taken into custody a top al-Qaeda operative who plotted to assassinate Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf and other officials, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.
Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi, who was taken to the US navy prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba about a week ago, was intercepted while trying to reach Iraq to take over Al-Qaeda operations and to plot attacks from there against western targets outside Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said.
He is "one of Al-Qaeda's highest ranking and senior operatives at the time of his detention.
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I read a lengthy, detailed article in the Chicago Tribune the other day detailing what's involved in this bill. Perhaps someone has the article and will link to it.
You have no idea what this bill entails. The cost to the taxpayers will be enormous. Various shades of Islam religionists demand different religious rites and practices to be applied in food and meat preparation from the slaughterhouse and thence inch-by-inch along the route right up to the dining room table. The process is going to be unenforceable. It will cause chaos and enormous additional overhead in the food industry from food factories, slaughterhouses, warehouses, restaurants, supermarkets, the labeling industry, the packaging industry, you name it.
The various Muslim religionists are fighting among themselves already. Each want its own practices observed. There is no single agreed-upon halal.
Don't jump before you're informed, folks. If these kinds of bills are passed in your state you'll pay through the nose in price-raises at the stores and in taxes..
At least the Jewish kosher requirements proceed through the food chain relatively seamlessly, are not onerous, hardly fanatical nor are they a drain on the taxpayers.
Imagine the added inspectors/investigators/enforcers that will be needed to carry out these Obama-type legislative mandates. The enforcement will actually begin on farms and ranches, factories and food processing plants, slaughterhouses and greenhouses, supermarkets and small grocery stores.....all subject to fines and worse if they don't conform to every crazy requirement of "halal".
Not to mention the endless Muslim law suits against non-conforming businesses..........
It's not just a simple matter of labeling. It's just the beginning of the incremental power-creep we're beginning to notice in Islamic strongholds across the fruited plain.
He is a biggie..very big.
An average person, reading the original post, is going to say, "what's the problem with making sure that the food that is (voluntarily) labeled 'halal' actually meets the definition?" If people are going to use this as a negative on Obama, they need to explain it better.
With the Dems votes on pullouts, I can't help but wonder what AQ and Iran are thinking. I fear for the safety of our troops and eventually our country.
If marketing halal is economically not sustainable, then don’t market it, or market it at significantly higher prices, add on a cost or fee to the processor to pay for the state regulation/oversight. The processor will pass that on to the consumer, who pays more for what they want.
That’s how the process SHOULD work. I get the idea though that our towel-headed friends think the government should foot the bill.
Aw, what the heck. I’m going home for a ham & cheese for lunch. I don’t need halal.
See, those are not nice guys down there after all.
When are the politicos going to get it through their thick skulls that being “nice” to these terrorists is going to get us all killed!
That’s a hard one. He deserves to be doused in jet fuel then set on fire like he did to his victims on 9/11. To capture him would be a nice trophy but I don’t think that he would ever talk.
If A-Q could overrun either place, it’s how they could legitimize their terrorism into sovereignty.
Danger danger danger
Folks this is HUGE news may we get this put in Breaking News....this dude was VERY SENIOR...like in the top 10 of AQ.
and what are they smokin?
We are one signature away from ending this war - Barrack Hussein Obama
By whose count?
Get back on your plane and fly somewhere Mr. Barack Hussein. You don’t represent the Illinois I live in. And neither does your buddy Mr. Durbin.
He is a wealth of HUMINT......Now that this (his capture) has been officially released.....this is good news for those who can read between the lines....
Wouldn’t good old free enterprise take care of this little problem with muslim/koshered food?
There will always be vendors who come forth to fill a market niche, like the kosher foods for Jews.
This guy was also a former Major in Sadam’s army.
More to come...
Wouldn’t the “truth in advertising” take care of this?
We already have provisions to take care of this problem, unless I have just completely missed the point.
It sounds like they’re just trying to get even more special treatment.
Has HilaryCare assigned him a lieyer to make sure he doesn’t leak any classified information.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Somehow I don’t think the cow cares if a pre-slaughter prayer was said
Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my miscellaneous ping list.
“Hope they wringed out as much as they could already.”
The proper term for “interogation” is Rendering.....
Kinda-like rendering fat from a piece of bacon - if you catch my drift.......
Romney might well be right, but could you provide a link to the source of that claim, so I can see the context?
Reid probably wants him released, effing surrender monkey.
No question about it. Hebrews don’t require help from the government to conduct their affairs.
I think this is the guy. Big Catch.
Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi is one of Usama bin Ladens top global deputies, personally chosen by bin Laden to monitor al Qaeda operations in Iraq. Al-Hadi was the former Internal Operations Chief for al Qaeda. He has been associated with numerous attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan and has been known to facilitate communication between al Qaeda in Iraq and al Qaeda. Al-Hadi rose to the rank of Major in Saddam Husseins army before moving to Afghanistan to fight against the Soviet Union. He has a reputation for being a skilled, intelligent, and experienced commander and is an extremely well-respected al Qaeda leader. He has commanded numerous terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. Al-Hadi is reportedly still in contact with Usama bin Laden.
See my #54 — your original post left the impression of a simple anti-fraud measure. If there’s more to the story, you’d probably better at least hint to that if/when you use the same posting elsewhere.
See my #75
Obama sponsors Illinois Senate Bill 750 creating the "Halal Food Act," providing for inspections by the Department of Agriculture to ensure that all food labeled Halal is prepared according to Islamic law.Doesn't offer any kind of insight as to why this is a bad thing. All I'm doing is suggesting that you add something, before you use that post again, to point out there's more than meets the eye so that the next guy doesn't make the same interpretation I did.
The Democrats will make sure he has the best lawyers our tax dollars can buy
I think you’re right about supporting it, but it should be noted that Obama sponsored it. Unless he was one of 100 co-sponsors, this is a top priority for him.
But knowing how Islam seems to work these days, Muslims have to obey a long list of rules that none of them even know. So what is halal today might not be halal tomorrow.
The hijab suddenly becomes the burka.
Whadda ya think it is? 1943? Those were the good ole' days.
This is an excellent an informed post. Thank you.
He has been US custody since LATE 2006..
Thanks again for all your help in getting this into Breaking.
Did you read what Dr. Peter Hammond had to say about the Islamization process when Muslims reach 5%. There may be less in Illinois but they had Obama’s help.
The point is that this bill altered Illinois state law to formally add components of Sharia law. A little bit here — a little bit there.
But I will add to the list to explain this to those who are unaware of the Islamization process and appreciate your suggestion.
I don't know of any states that have altered their laws to comply with kosher requirtements -- although if it has happened, it happened in New York.
Bottom line -- that's Sharia law.
Oh, don't say that. The ACLU will be in high dudgeon.
This, of course, means that they've used all of his intel.
Was all over the news yesterday. Here is one link. I am sure you can find the transcript of his interview with the AP.
I have been the subject of such good work and it ain’t fun.
Excellent point, SFC. excellent.
Of course he means withdrawing from this war. Rat's need to be systematically challenged on this blatantly dishonest terminology.
Even if moonbats believe it (or pretend to) there's little chance that an American/Coalition withdrawal will "end" the war. The opposite is far more likely.
After all the end goal of the aggressors is not simply to expel Americans. That's merely an interim step to their ultimate purpose of bringing down the Iraqi government and (ideally) establishing an fascistic Islamic state or (next best) creating a "failed state" in which jihadists can maintain regional refuges and training sites.
Why in the name of Allah would the enemy stop bombing mosques and marketplaces because we suddenly moved them closer to their goal? The natural inclination of any such force (let alone one as depraved as that of the mass murdering mosque bombers) would be to intensify their efforts as their goal comes within reach.
And what if the enemy does bring down the Iraqi government? That's unlikely to "end the war" either. The more probable outcome is a REAL civil war that will make the current "sectarian violence" look like a church picnic.
“Not the ladys underware treatment again ?”
It’s quite effective. The captive gets to see Helen Thomas take them off first, after a baked bean and onion lunch.
If it were Bin Laden that had been captured we may as well have let him go as per Romney. He of course said its not worth the expense to capture him.
Romney's remark about Osama, as presented by the article referenced above:
The country would be safer by only "a small percentage" and would see "a very insignificant increase in safety" if al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught because another terrorist would rise to power. "It's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person," Romney said. Instead, he said he supports a broader strategy to defeat the Islamic jihad movement.
I hope you will agree that there is a big difference in the statement "it's not worth the expense" and "it's not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars".
I also hope you see there's a big difference between not thinking it is worth billions to catch someone, and suggesting we should release them IF we caught them.
Lastly, I totally agree, catching Bin Laden at this point would not significantly change the threat level to our country. Bin Laden seems to be a minor player now, with others who have more mobility running the show.
This is the correct response to the democrats hypocritical any hysterical complaints that "we aren't doing all we can do" to catch Osama, and that Osama should be the total focus of the war on terror.
Do you disagree with that assessment? Do you think we should spend billions to find Osama, and that doing so would make us a lot safer? If so, are there any republican presidential candidates who agree with you?
I would rather send a package of razor blades to his office...
Perhaps he would do the "honorable" thing, now that he has been exposed as a coward, traitor and worthless POS...
“Well I’m sure Patrick Leahy will want to insure his constitutional rights protected...........”
How about we try Leahy and Reid, and insure that their constitutional rights are protected? ;)
Muslims eat kosher foods. Trust me on this.
I will say that killing UBL and Zawahiri is of great importance...and yes, it would certainly make this country safer. For a variety of reasons.
I agree with you. Muscharuf has been ous strongest ally of the region. They had no intelligence system when we got there and were being over run by Usama’s idiots. At one time during the initial fighting in Afghanistan, Usama told his followers in Pakistan...Stay there...Don’t come NOW.
“Some people are saying” that he told investigators that Leahey, Reid, Kerry and Murtha are on the Al Qaeda payroll.
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