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Al-Qaeda Kingpin: I Trained 9/11 Hijackers
The Sunday Times ^ | November 25, 2007 | Chris Gourlay and Jonathan Calvert

Posted on 11/25/2007 7:10:23 AM PST by Fennie

In a small windowless cell lit by a single light bulb, Louai al-Sakka sits isolated from the world and fellow inmates for 24 hours a day. His concrete box is in the bowels of Kandira, a high-security F-type prison 60 miles east of Istanbul, which was built to house Turkey's most dangerous criminals. The prison has been criticised by human right groups such as Amnesty International. The guards control everything, including the cell's light switch. Sakka's only visitor is Osman Karahan, a lawyer who shares his fervent support for militant Islamic jihad. Since being convicted as an Al-Qaeda bomb plotter last year, Sakka has decided to reveal his alleged role in some of the key plots of recent years, providing a potential insight into the unanswered questions surrounding them. His story is also one of a globetrotting terrorist in an organisation that is truly multinational...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911hijackers; alhazmi; alqaeda; alsakka; alsakra; germany; hamburg; hamburgcell; iran; iraq; islam; jihad; louaialsakka; louaialsakra; louaisakka; louaisakra; sakka; sakra; sandiegocell; syria; syria911; syrian; trainingcamps; turkey

1 posted on 11/25/2007 7:10:23 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Cindy; sono; MaestroLC; SoCalPol

ping


2 posted on 11/25/2007 7:17:15 AM PST by AliVeritas (All photoshops stolen from Are We Lumberjacks and EU Referendum. Go visit them.)
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To: Fennie
We need to kill this mofo. And we should go after Mo-ham Ed Attas family and kill them as well. The Jihadis want to die, let’s not give them the satisfaction. They went after our families, let’s go after theirs.

Regards

3 posted on 11/25/2007 7:21:00 AM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: AliVeritas

False bravado ... He probably planned the Great Train Robbery too.


4 posted on 11/25/2007 7:23:43 AM PST by sono (Hillary's Campaign Theme Song? Donovan, "Season of The Witch")
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To: ARE SOLE

They want to die so I wouldn’t kill them . I’d let them rot in their own feces for years on end in the smallest cell I could find .Let them go mad and smash their skulls against the walls day and night .


5 posted on 11/25/2007 7:31:19 AM PST by sonic109
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To: Fennie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzkqvc7STug


6 posted on 11/25/2007 7:34:44 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: Fennie
As much as I would like to see all of those who plotted 9-11 meet their 72 virgins at the end of a hangman’s noose, It might be better if they did spend their days roting in prison rather than become martyrs to jihad.
7 posted on 11/25/2007 7:34:50 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Fennie
Looks like it won’t be anytime soon Americans can let their guard down. Open borders and sanctuary cities and all. I bet Hillry knows exactly where every one of her vast right wing enemies reside.
8 posted on 11/25/2007 7:49:13 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Fennie
This guy is like the Forrest Gump of terrorism, constantly appearing whereever the action was. This part was interesting, because, as a 9/11 buff, I've never heard this mentioned before:

According to Sakka, Nawaf al-Hazmi was a veteran operative who went on to pilot the plane that hit the Pentagon. Although this is at odds with the official account, which says the plane was flown by another hijacker, [Hani Hanjour] it is plausible and might answer one of the mysteries of 9/11. The Pentagon plane performed a complex spiral dive into its target. Yet the pilot attributed with flying the plane “could not fly at all” according to his flight instructors in America. Hazmi, on the other hand, had mixed reviews from his instructors but they did remark on how “adept” he was on his first flight.

9 posted on 11/25/2007 8:00:22 AM PST by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: Fennie

“The guards control everything, including the cell’s light switch”

that’s why they call it “prison”


10 posted on 11/25/2007 8:59:46 AM PST by angkor ("There! half man, half bear, and half pig! Do you see it?!." Al Gore, South Park 11.12)
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To: Fennie

bump for later


11 posted on 11/25/2007 12:04:09 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Fennie
The prison has been criticised by human right groups such as Amnesty International. The guards control everything, including the cell's light switch.

Mmmmm my boss controls everything including the cubical's light switch. When is AI going to fight for me and my rights?

I have no doubt that the conditions in this prison are unpleasent. However they never seem to bring up anything that a mentally balanced person would get upset about.

Guards pulling out fingernails is something to be upset about. Guards turning the light on and off, not really.

12 posted on 11/25/2007 12:14:46 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes into it.)
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To: AliVeritas

Thank you for the ping Ali Veritas.

Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1580963/posts

“Al-Qaeda’s Sakka: I Funded Istanbul Bombings (Some interesting info)”
Zaman ^ | February 18 2006 | Busra Erdal
Posted on 02/17/2006 8:11:24 PM PST by jmc1969


13 posted on 11/25/2007 12:54:35 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Mmmmm my boss controls everything including the cubical's light switch. When is AI going to fight for me and my rights?

My previous (for a reason) employer started to abuse the privilege to page people in the middle of the night. They would sometimes page me 10 times for things like "informational pages" where I had to call my voice mail at work just to find out that something I was not responsible for is happening. In my opinion it was sleep deprivation and thus torture.

My response to the employer was you are treating me worse than the human rights groups think terrorist prisoners should be treated. I quit 2 days after I vested in the pension.

14 posted on 11/25/2007 1:23:38 PM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: denydenydeny

Sakka is Syrian... so was the recruiter for the Hamburg cell and the Hamburg cell’s imam. One of them had a connection to the Syrian intel service.


16 posted on 04/25/2018 10:48:41 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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