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Posted on 01/01/2008 5:52:49 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
KHARTOUM, Sudan - An American diplomat and his driver were shot to death Tuesday in the Sudanese capital, the U.S. Embassy said, a day after a joint African Union-United Nations force took over peacekeeping in Sudan's Darfur region.
It was not immediately known if the motive for the attack was political or a random crime.
"This afternoon, the American officer succumbed to his injuries and passed away," said Walter Braunohler, the spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum.
Braunohler said the diplomat, whose name was not released, worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry identified the wounded American as a humanitarian aid official and said he was shot five times in the hand, shoulder and belly. The diplomat underwent surgery following the attack, according to the ministry's statement.
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he was shot five times ...........Doesn’t sound like a random crime to me.
Saving Darfur is just a liberal pipe-dream. They have to be humans to receive “humanitarian aid”.
So Darfurians aren’t humans to you? Interesting...
Don't say that! We should instead focus our efforts on having liberals have some sort of peace concert to "save Darfur"... in Darfur!
I've always believed that liberals only pretend to care about the Darfur Genocide because they hate Bush and the Iraq War. Furthermore, I assert that if Bush had not taken us into Iraq, but instead, invaded Darfur, the liberals would be accusing him personally of perpetuating the genocide by starting an "illegal war."
Exactly! Where’s Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt? They should be there opening up their own grocery store instead of expecting our taxpaying dollars to cure them. The only thing our taxpaying dollars have paid for is more bullets and a dead diplomat.
not front page news?
Liberals care about the genocide in Darfur about as much as they cared about the genocide in Rwanda. In a word: zilch.
sounds like he may have been assigned to USAID
Where are Sharpton & Jackson??????????????????????
Another example of biting the hand that feeds them?
Thirty five years after Yasser Arafat murdered our Ambassador and Charges d'affair to Sudan. A party at the Saudi Embassy that time.
Protesting at some Denny’s.
Keep in mind that the diplomat was not killed in Darfur, but in the capital of Sudan. It's the northern (Arab/Muslim) Sudanese who are terrorizing Darfur and other southern areas
That said, Darfur does not need "humanitarian aid". They need a bunch of SF guys training them on how to shoot back, then sending them back with lots of ammo
They have to want to fight back first.
identified as John Grandvillle
humanitarian aid official=Spook
“They have to be humans to receive humanitarian aid.”
most all are very human, unfortunately there are some violent sub-humans amoungst them.
John Granville originally from Buffalo, NY
John Granville, 33, a young man who had done a lot for those people. Sad that his life ended this way.
met a lady today who is related to this young man who was killed. She was on the phone making flight arrangments to fly to Buffalo with her husband and children tomorrow morning. She was distraught. This was in Southlake, Texas. I met her at my allergist office of all places. Strange. She said it was Al Queada that killed him.
JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Khartoum - "SUDANESE JIHADIST ACCUSED OF KILLING U.S. DIPLOMAT: "Killing American unbelievers is an honor, but I was not involved in this case"" (SNIPPET: "They are among five men accused of killing John Granville, a 33-year-old officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, and his driver, Abdelrahman Abbas Rahama, 39.") (January 22, 2009)
Additional FR Link:
“Sudan: Police arrest two suspects over assassination of US diplomat last January”
BBC Monitoring ^ | Februari 10 2008 | Sudan TV
Posted on February 10, 2008 11:15:29 AM PST by knighthawk
“Four Sudan Islamists to hang for US diplomat murder”
(AFP) 12 hours ago
SNIPPET: “KHARTOUM A Sudanese court sentenced four Islamists to death for a second time on Monday for the murder of a US diplomat and his driver in Khartoum last year.
The sentencing came after the mother of John Granville, who worked with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the wife of driver Abdel Rahman Abbas both demanded the men be executed.
Granville and Abbas were returning from a New Year’s celebration in 2008 when the gunmen opened fire on their car, riddling them both with bullets.
“The murder of a person is as illegal from the point of view of shariah (Islamic law) as it is in Sudanese criminal law,” the judge, Said Ahmed al-Badri, said when announcing the sentence.”
SNIPPET: “One of the defendants, Mohammed Osman Yusef, shouted after sentencing: “You cannot killed a Muslim because he killed a Christian.”
Dressed in a traditional white robe, the bearded Yusef, a former military officer...”
BBC NEWS: "KILLERS OF U.S. AID WORKER ESCAPE SUDAN JAIL" (SNIPPET: "A police spokesman said the men had managed to get out through the jail's drainage system. The aid worker, John Granville, who worked for the US Agency for International Development, was shot dead in Khartoum two years ago.") (Page last updated June 11, 2010, 14:55 UK)
“Jihad murderer of U.S. diplomat in Sudan killed waging jihad in Somalia”
SNIPPET: “”I cannot tell anyone how we got this information,” said Mohannad Mohammed’s father. Is anyone watching him?”
SNIPPET: “KHARTOUM - One of four Sudanese Islamists who escaped from prison last year after they were sentenced to hang for the murder of a US diplomat was killed while waging “jihad,” or holy war, in Somalia, his father said on Saturday.
Mohannad Osman Yussif Mohammed was one of the four Islamists convicted of the New Year’s Day killing, in 2008, of US diplomat John Granville, 33, and his driver Abdel Rahman Abbas, 40, who both worked for the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
“Today we were informed that Mohannad was killed in jihad in Somalia. I cannot tell anyone how we got this information,” the man’s father told reporters at his house in north Khartoum.”
Posted May 8, 2011
STATE.gov - Press Release: Washington, D.C. - "TERRORIST DESIGNATIONS OF ABDELBASIT ALHAJ ALHASSAN HAJ HAMAD AND MOHAMED MAKAWI IBRAHIM MOHAMED" (January 8, 2013) (Read More )
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Terrorist Designation of Abd Al-Ra’Ouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza
Office of the Spokesperson
July 3, 2013
The U.S. Department of State has designated Abd Al-RaOuf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of this designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Hamza has any interest is blocked and any assets he may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him.
Hamza, with three co-conspirators, participated in an armed attack in Khartoum, Sudan on January 1, 2008, which resulted in the deaths of a U.S. diplomat serving with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), John Michael Granville, and a locally employed U.S. Embassy staff member, Adbelrahman Abbas Rahama. The attack occurred when Granville and Abbas were leaving a New Years Eve party in Khartoum. Granville worked on democracy and governance programs for USAID.
The four men were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in a Sudanese criminal court in 2009. In 2010, the four men escaped from a maximum security prison, killing a Sudanese police officer and wounding another in the process. Shortly thereafter, Hamza was recaptured and is currently in prison in Khartoum. Another escapee was reportedly killed in Somalia in 2011, and the other two remain fugitives at large. These two fugitives, Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhasan Haj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed, were designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under E.O. 13224 on January 8, 2013 and remain at large. The U.S. Department of States Rewards for Justice program has authorized rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the capture of the two fugitives.
In making this designation, the Department seeks to emphasize to the public and, in particular, to the Granville and Abbas families, our commitment to justice prevailing in this case.
“US adds Sudanese al Qaeda operative involved in murder of diplomat to list of terrorists”
By BILL ROGGIO
July 3, 2013
SNIPPET: “The US government has added Abd Al-Ra’Ouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza, an al Qaeda-linked operative who was involved in the murder a US diplomat and his driver in Khartoum in 2008, to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. Hamza’s father is a senior cleric in a jihadist group that claimed the attack and is closely tied to al Qaeda in the Sudan.”
SNIPPET: “The murder of Granville and his driver was claimed by both al Qaeda in the Land of the Two Niles and by another Sudanese terror group, Ansar al-Tawhid (Partisans of Monotheism). Al Qaeda in the Land of the Two Niles claimed the attack was part of the global jihad, while Ansar al-Tawhid said it was to halt the spread of Christianity and avenge the humiliation of Muslims.
Hamza’s father is a senior cleric in Ansar al-Tawhid.
US intelligence officials told The Long War Journal that the two groups operate in close coordination and often pool resources and personnel.”
Diplomat murdered???? Just what does the Viet Nam hero, john kerry, have to say about that? Maybe he’ll quote hillary clintoon...What does it matter any more?