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Yemen grants house arrest to Cole attack planner
Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | Oct 26, 2007

Posted on 10/26/2007 3:43:42 PM PDT by nuconvert

Yemen grants house arrest to Cole attack planner

Reuters

Yemen has commuted to house arrest the prison term of a mastermind of al Qaeda's 2000 bombing of a U.S. Navy vessel after he surrendered to Yemeni authorities, his relatives said on Friday.

Relatives told Reuters they were allowed to visit Jamal Badawi at his home in the southern port city of Aden while under police surveillance.

Details of the decision to release Badawi from prison were not known. But a Yemeni government official who asked not to be identified said the militant remained "under close scrutiny and control of the security forces." He declined to elaborate.

Badawi was one of the architects of the attack on the destroyer Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors in Aden port. He is wanted in the United States, which offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest after his escape from jail in 2006, according to the FBI Web site.

Badawi, whose death sentence had been commuted to 15 years in prison, is one of 23 inmates who escaped from a jail in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. He turned himself in about two weeks ago.

Yemen, the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, joined the U.S.-led war on terrorism after al Qaeda's September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

The poor country on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula is viewed in the West as a haven for Islamist militants. It has witnessed several deadly attacks against Western targets and tourists including the bombing of a French oil tanker in 2002.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: actofwar; alqaeda; badawi; clintonlegacy; cole; housearrest; islamicterrorism; islamonazism; jamalbadawi; judicialactivism; terrorism; terrortrials; usscole; waronterror; yemen

1 posted on 10/26/2007 3:43:43 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Well now we know where to find him, right?


2 posted on 10/26/2007 3:46:03 PM PDT by phrogphlyer (Proud member of the contrarian fringe.)
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To: nuconvert

House arrest is perfect. Now we can send one 500-pound JDAM right through the middle of that home. It would be a very easy mission.


3 posted on 10/26/2007 3:54:03 PM PDT by CCGuy (USAF (Ret.))
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To: phrogphlyer

Yeah...according to news reports he is celebrating this evening. Several goats have been slaughtered in his honor.


4 posted on 10/26/2007 3:54:06 PM PDT by Dog
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To: CCGuy

exactly right. take him out.


5 posted on 10/26/2007 4:07:12 PM PDT by HockeyPop
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To: nuconvert
Yemen has commuted to house arrest the prison term of a mastermind of al Qaeda's 2000 bombing of a U.S. Navy vessel after he surrendered to Yemeni authorities, his relatives said on Friday.

Kills 17 U.S. sailors, blows up a U.S. warship and now he has to stay home and watch "Jihad Today" on Al-Jazeera? Why aren't we on their doorstep demanding his turnover?
6 posted on 10/26/2007 4:15:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: nuconvert

How about some Spec Ops guys grant him house execution?


7 posted on 10/26/2007 4:23:10 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: CCGuy

We should also target the judges who let him go.


8 posted on 10/26/2007 4:27:51 PM PDT by navyguy (Some days you are the pigeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: nuconvert
But a Yemeni government official who asked not to be identified said the militant remained "under close scrutiny and control of the security forces."

So, does that simply mean that he will be closely supervised when he does the planning or actually perpetrates his next act of terror?

9 posted on 10/26/2007 4:30:22 PM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: nuconvert

Yemen: Should be ground zero.

I still favor the “green glowing glass-bottomed parking lot” solution to the muslim problem.


10 posted on 10/26/2007 4:38:57 PM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: John Jorsett
This guy should have been missing a good portion of his skull the instant he stepped out of jail???

Reach out and touch someone..


11 posted on 10/26/2007 4:43:07 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: nuconvert

He needs a Blackwater visit


12 posted on 10/26/2007 4:46:12 PM PDT by wardaddy (Behind the lines in Vichy Nashville)
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To: nuconvert

He can spend the rest of his (hopefully short) life looking over his shoulder for a Predator-launched HellFire missile.


13 posted on 10/26/2007 4:49:27 PM PDT by SmithL (I don't do Barf Alerts, you're old enough to read and decide for yourself)
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To: Redbob

If that murdering bastard is not turned over to the United States, Yemen should become the world’s first glass parking lot!


14 posted on 10/26/2007 4:59:23 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: nuconvert

My guess is that this terrorist scum is not long for this world, one way or the other, whatever deal he may have cut with the Yemeni government.


15 posted on 10/26/2007 5:08:14 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; cardinal4
"The poor country on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula is viewed in the West as a haven for Islamist militants. It has witnessed several deadly attacks against Western targets and tourists including the bombing of a French oil tanker in 2002."

We had known for years that Aden was the regional hotbed for terrorism, yet SOMEONE made the decision to have U.S. warships put into Aden to take on water. A short distance away is Djibouti, an excellent and well-protected harbor where U.S. warships HAD put in. I wouldn't like to be holding this guy's insurance policy.

16 posted on 10/26/2007 5:19:04 PM PDT by Ax (Sucks to be a Dolphin fan.)
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To: Continental Soldier

But they are key allies in the WOT! /s


17 posted on 10/26/2007 5:50:42 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: nuconvert
["Badawi, whose death sentence had been commuted to 15 years in prison, is one of 23 inmates who escaped from a jail in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. He turned himself in about two weeks ago. "]

So, he was sentenced to death, which was commuted to 15 years in prison, and now reduced to house arrest? Soon to be five minutes in "the comfy chair"?

I thought Johnny Cochran was dead.

18 posted on 10/26/2007 6:09:45 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Ax; maica; Travis McGee
We had known for years that Aden was the regional hotbed for terrorism, yet SOMEONE made the decision to have U.S. warships put into Aden to take on water.

The captain of the USS Cole was interviewed on Fox tonight. He said that some day the truth about the incident would come out.

IIRC, he was ordered to refuel in Yemen to show that they were not a threat to us....by the 90's Kumbaya administration.

19 posted on 10/26/2007 6:12:55 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Robe
Reach out and touch someone...
20 posted on 10/26/2007 6:16:57 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: All

Just my $0.02....

Let the POS stay alive and WATCH him. He could lead us to a nest. Find and erridicate the nest.

Yes I want him dead and would be more than happy to put a hole in him, but I’d like his friends dead as well. ALL of them.


21 posted on 10/26/2007 7:36:17 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last.....it might be.)
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To: CCGuy

If we have his address we don’t need to waste a JDAM...use one of the 250 pound concrete bombs (kinetic weapon) with the JDAM guidance system dropped from 15000 feet. No need to wake Farouk and his wife next door.


22 posted on 10/26/2007 7:44:36 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: Ax

They aren’t terrorists BECAUSE they are poor. Arafat and Bin Laden were billionaires.


23 posted on 10/26/2007 11:12:46 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Freee-dame; maica

ANother factor is that the Clinton admin cashed in the “peace divident” by cutting Navy ships and related semi-Navy auxilleries (I think they are USNS instead of USS, they have mixed crews of Navy and merch. marine.) I’m speaking of our fleet oilers. Many were scrapped, and instead of fueling safely at sea, the Navy was forced to fuel almost anywhere, including risky places such as Yemen.


24 posted on 10/27/2007 5:49:17 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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