Skip to comments.Washington Post Article Saved the Life of Terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki
Posted on 05/24/2010 5:46:49 PM PDT by jveritas
In his most recent interview with an Al Qaeda media outlet terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki the US born Al Qaeda terrorist said that he stopped his communications when he read in the Washington Post that he is being tracked by US intelligence. He said that once he stopped his communications he left the area in Yemen where he was hiding and then this area was bombed by US airstrikes.
He also said that both terrorists Nidal Hassan who killed 13 of our troops at Fort Hood and Omar Farouk Abd Al Moutaleb who had the failed terrorist attack on the Delta Detroit plane on Christmas Day 2009 were his students and that he is honored and proud that they were his students.
In his interview he called for every muslim serving in the US military to imitate what terrorist Nidal Hassan did and kill US soldiers.
He said that he is very proud of his role to incite violence against Americans.
The text of his video interview with Al Malahem which the media outlet of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula can be found on this link below which is from al falojah terrorist forum. It is in Arabic.
Below is the translation of terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki statement regarding the Washington Post article:
Beginning of the translation
Question from Malahem Al Qaeda media: The Americans are saying that after Nidal Hassan attack they tighten the noose around your neck, they closed your website on the internet and now you are being chased, is that true?
Answer from terrorist Al Awlaki: Yes they closed this website after Nidal Hassan attack, I wrote on the website an article approving of what Nidal Hassan did and then after that they closed the website. After that I read an article in the Washington Post that they are monitoring my communications so I was forced to stop these communications and left the area and then after that the American bombardment occurred.
End of the translation
Didn’t Leaky Leahy do something similar in the 1990’s, leaking that the CIA was monitoring bin Laden’s SAT phone conversations ?
The comPost and the Slimes, dedicated to the destruction of America.
But the very worst part is that this information was leaked to the msm from someone inside our intelligence community.
I hate the mainstream media.
Good post. Thank you.
Yet another Rush Limbaugh parody becomes reality.
Not the first time the enemedia has done this with help from traitors on the Hill. String em up.
Thanks for translating and posting, jveritas!
With the Washington Post in action, who needs enemies?
WaPo staffers probably danced a jig when they realized they helped save a terrorist’s life.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
And he still hasn't made the most wanted list, nor has a reward been offered. Nice.
You are welcome jaz. The terrorist enemies read, hear, and watch our media much more than many of us think.
The leakers need to be prosecuted for treason.
..the US born Al Qaeda terrorist said that he stopped his communications when he read in the Washington Post that he is being tracked by US intelligence. He said that once he stopped his communications he left the area in Yemen where he was hiding and then this area was bombed by US airstrikes.The Axis of Traitors that is the MSM hopes to endure long enough to report the downfall of our country. Thanks jveritas.
I watched and saved on TIVO, Fox News' excellent report The American Terrorist and the only thing left unsaid, was how he managed to slip out of our country to turn up in London.
Well, now we know what prompted his exit. The POS WaPo.
Actually, Rush recognized the situation with regard to our media players, and just lampooned it within his/his cohorts efforts. Good on him. This really does bring home how accurate he/they were though. No doubt about that.
Thanks for posting this.
Praise to be to allah (and damn his name and all who know him) that our brother in peace in our religion of peace was saved by the sacred WaPo!
I wonder who in the Bush Administration tipped off the Washington Post?
EVERYONE needs to see that program.
Incredible research .. frightening conclusions,
about which we must know.
And the story ... a govt official interceded,
in this case the US Atty from Colorado, and
pulled the warrant. Who is he? Why did he do
it and under whose authority ?
Despicable press traitors !
He came back to the US after 911 and left in 2002 only to show up in London. Our Feds lost track of him in VA. That’s what I was talking about.
In my excitement, I read your article wrong. I see now that yours deals with his recent movements. The WaPo has no business publishing information that they know he can access on the internet.
Excellent work by you!!!
You are most welcome. Did the Washington Post write about this latest interview with terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki and did they find out that their article saved his life?
Yes, it’s an excellent program.
So much information packed into one hour of excellent TV.
Where’s your sarcasm tag?
Obama was in power in December 2009, not Bush.
Colorado U.S. Attorney Canceled Clerics Arrest
By Ryan J. Reilly | November 30, 2009 2:30 pm
The interim U.S. Attorney for Colorado, David Gaouette, rescinded a felony arrest warrant in 2002 for the radical Islamic cleric who has emerged as a focus of investigators in the Nov. 5 shooting deaths at Fort Hood, according to ABC News.
Gaouette was an assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of terror cases in the state when the warrant for Anwar al Awlaki was rescinded, ABC said.
The day after the warrant was canceled, federal authorities detained the U.S.-born Awlaki at New Yorks JFK airport as he arrived on a flight from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
After questioning, Awlaki was released and continued on his way to Washington, D.C., where he was an imam at a suburban mosque attended by two of the 9/11 hijackers, Nawaf Alhamzi and Hani Hanjour.
Awlaki also had met in 2000 with Alhamzi and another future 9/11 hijacker, Khalid Almihdhar, at a mosque in San Diego.
Members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Diego, speaking anonymously, told ABC News they were disappointed and shocked by Gaouettes decision not to arrest Awlaki in 2002.
This was a missed opportunity to get this guy under wraps so we could look at him under a microscope, a JTTF source told ABC.
It isnt clear why the warrant was canceled. A spokesperson for Gaouette said he was unfamiliar with the particulars of the Awlaki case, and would have to research it before he could comment, ABC reported.
The cleric had first come under FBI scrutiny in 1999. The Bureau found that Awlaki had been in contact with an associate of blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, whose followers were convicted of attempting to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993, ABC News said.
Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen, runs a Web site that promotes violent jihad against the West. He was in email contact last year and this year with Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting spree at the Fort Hood military base in Texas.
After looking into the email contacts, the FBI decided they didnt merit further investigation. The Bureau missed information in Hasans training file at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington that would have shown his colleagues were troubled by views the Army psychiatrist expressed about Muslim conflict with the West. The apparent failure to connect the dots reminiscent of pre-9/11 intelligence lapses is the subject of congressional investigations.
Awlaki praised suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan on his blog earlier this month.
Read the full report here: How Anwar Awlaki Got Away ABC News.
December 2, 2009
DAVID M. GAOUETTE APPOINTED U.S. ATTORNEY BY U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGES AND SWORN IN BY CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE WILEY Y. DANIEL
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Who is David Gaouette and what is his connection to Anwar al-Awlaki?
By Jerry Gordon | 12/02/09
Fort Hood Jihadi mass shooter Major Nidal Hasan, has been widely reported to have had email contact with American-born radical Yemeni Anwar al-Awlaki.
Awalaki, you may recall, had been a preacher at the radical Dar al Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia frequented by Hasan and his family.
Awlaki’s jihad-promoting website, in which he praises Hasan’s recent murder of 13 people, called for attacks against the West. According to an AP Report:
Awlaki said the only way a Muslim can justify serving in the U.S. military is if he intends to “follow in the footsteps of men like Nidal.”
“Nidal Hassan (sic) is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people,
The Homeland Security Department’s intelligence division became concerned about Awlaki late last year when he published a new group of violent lectures targeting U.S. audiences, according to a Jan. 22, 2009 intelligence note.
On Dec. 23, 2008, Awlaki, on his Web site, encouraged Muslims across the world to kill U.S. troops in Iraq.
Awlaki also used these postings to declare his support for the Somali terrorist group, al-Shabaab, according to the Homeland Security intelligence note, obtained by The Associated Press.
In December of last year, Customs officials intercepted a flash drive of Awlaki’s lectures that his wife sent from Yemen to an Islamic publishing house in Denver, the intelligence note said.
Awlaki was arrested in 2006 with a small group of suspected al-Qaida militants in the capital San’a. He was released more than a year later after signing a pledge he would not break the law or leave the country.
Awlaki first appeared on the FBI’s radar in 1999 when he was indirectly in contact with the jailed blind sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman, who is currently serving a life sentence for his role in planning the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
In 2000, Awlaki met with Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid Almihdhar, 9-11 terrorists who participated in the attack on the Pentagon. In 2002, federal authorities intercepted Awlaki at JFK airport and were forced to release him, although he was on a terror watch list.
Immediately following his release, Awlaki was escorted to a flight to Washington, D.C. by a representative of Saudi Arabia and remained briefly in Northern Virginia. In Virginia, Awlaki met with radical cleric Ali al-Timimi about recruiting Muslims for jihad. (In 2005, Al-Timimi was convicted in the Virginia Paintball Jihad Network case).
Soon after, Awlaki, a suspected Al Qaeda recruiter and spiritual inspiration for multiple terror plots, relocated to the U.K and later to Yemen.
This brings us to David Gaouette, Obama appointee for Colorado US Attorney. David Gaouette, rescinded the 2002 felony arrest warrant for Awlaki signed by a federal judge in Denver. According to investigators, Gaouette had been fully briefed on Awlaki’s alleged terrorist ties.
This past August, Gaouette was appointed to his present post by Attorney General Eric Holder. Presently, he claims unfamiliarity with the Awlaki case. The clerk’s office for the Federal District Court in Colorado has been unable to provide a copy of the Awlaki arrest warrant.
Note this from a post on the
“The agent says the supervisory assistant U.S. Attorney on the case, David Gaouette, had been fully briefed on Awlaki’s suspected terrorism ties. At the time, Gaouette oversaw all terror cases in the Denver-based District of Colorado, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Gaouette, an assistant U.S. attorney since 1989, was appointed this August by President Obama as the U.S. Attorney for Colorado.
When asked why Awlaki’s arrest warrant had been rescinded, a public affairs officer said Gaouette was unfamiliar with the particulars of the Awlaki case, and would have to research it before he could comment.
Gaouette’s office did not reply to a request for a copy of the Awlaki arrest warrant. The clerk’s office for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado was also unable to provide a copy of the warrant, citing the age of the case and the fact that the warrant was rescinded.”
“Investigators are mad as hell,” said Paul Sperry, “and they have a valid point in asking whether a dozen soldiers would be alive today if they’d been allowed to put the screw to Awlaki when they had the chance.”
Informed sources indicate that Awlaki arrived on a Saudi jet, worked for the Saudi Embassy and was probably protected by then Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar.
Gaouette is viewed as a “career guy” who didn’t make the call. (Apparently, arrest warrants signed by judges are rarely rescinded).
Awlakis release was most likely ordered from the Justice Department or the White House. Sources claim that Awlaki was selected to facilitate the most critical cell on 9-11 - all-Saudi the Pentagon cell.
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This man needs to be hauled in and interrogated~!! Who in the 2002 DOJ or WH would’ve approved this ?
What a dangerous imbecile !!
U.S. Attorney Defends Decision to Scrap Awlaki Arrest Warrant
Gaouette Says “Bad Reputation” Not Enough Reason to Arrest Terror Suspect in 2002; Awlaki Now Linked to Ft. Hood Shooting
By JOSEPH RHEE
Dec. 7, 2009
Worth hearing .. on now .. Trevor Loudon about
the commies/chicago/obama etc.
Has anyone found the WaPo article? I want to know who wrote it in case we ever meet.
I swear this is like reading parts of a Vince Flynn novel!
Exactly, but this isn’t a novel!
Did you see the Fox program AMERICAN TERRORIST?
My mistake. The guy has been a known terrorist since 9/11. Didn't think he was still out.
Wonder why we didn't go after him when he was in that Yemen prison in 2006?
Missed it. Good?
I don’t know. I’m glad you misread. I did that too!!!
Thank you very much onyx.
Yes! It’s a must see!
I hope it replays again soon.
But the very worst part is that this information was leaked to the msm from someone inside our intelligence community.
It looks like the U.S. is going to have to institute some laws to control the press, I would say. The U.S. will have to make it illegal for the press to disseminate certain information that the government deems is dangerous to its operations with enemies, whether with spies or with wars going on or military operations or government secrets.
I'm afraid that's the only way to deal with it. There must be some laws put into effect, making these kinds of things illegal, and then if it happens, the particular paper gets shut down and the writer goes to jail...
You so-called “journalists” at the WashPest must be proud of yourselves. Go over across the river to Arlington Cemetery and visit real men who sacrificed for this country. Sit there for a while and you just might...might...soak in some character. You WP “journalists” make me sick.
He was featured in a WaPo online chat November 19, 2001 to talk about Ramadan (and how the U.S. was slaughtering civilians in Afghanistan):
Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki: The Taliban repeatedly said: show us the evidence and we will turn over whoever is guilty with the crime. The US should have given them the benefit of the doubt. Also our government could have dealt with the terrorist attacks as a crime against America rather than a war against America. So the guilty would be tried and only them would be punished rather than bombing an already destroyed country. I do not restrict myself to US media. I check out Aljazeerah and European media such as the BBC. I am seeing something that you are not seeing because of the one-sidedness of the US media. I see the carnage of Afghanistan. I see the innocent civilian deaths. That is why my opinion is different.
Keep in mind that I have no sympathy for whoever committed the crimes of Sep 11th. But that doesn't mean that I would approve the killing of my Muslim brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. Even though this is a dissenting view nowadays but as an American I do have the right to have a contrary opinion.
You can congratulate your Muslim friends with "Ramadan Mubarak"
Thank you for the find.
The attack he escaped, as reported by The Post on December 25, 2009:
The Yemen Observer, a paper with ties to the government, reported that Aulaqi's house was "raided and demolished" in Thursday's strike.
But in interviews, Aulaqi's distraught relatives said they have had no official word about the cleric. They said they had spoken with relatives and friends in Shabwa province, the site of the assault, and do not believe that he was among those killed.
The cleric's father, a former Yemeni minister of agriculture, Nasser al-Aulaqi, said his son was living in the home of an uncle and, he believed, had left that residence about two months ago. The uncle's house is more than 40 miles from the attack site, the elder Aulaqi said in a rare interview.
"If the American government helped in attacking one of [its own] citizens, this is illegal," the father said, his voice cracking. "Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and he's going to get a trial. My son has killed nobody. He should face trial if he's done something wrong."
"If Obama wants to kill my son, this is wrong," he said, adding that despite his son's ideology, the younger Aulaqi had no links to al-Qaeda.
Hasan had intensified contact with cleric
FBI MONITORED E-MAIL EXCHANGES
Fort Hood suspect raised prospect of financial transfers
By Carrie Johnson, Spencer S. Hsu and Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, November 21, 2009
In the months before the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan intensified his communications with a radical Yemeni American cleric and began to discuss surreptitious financial transfers and other steps that could translate his thoughts into action, according to two sources briefed on a collection of secret e-mails between the two.
The e-mails were obtained by an FBI-led task force in San Diego between late last year and June but were not forwarded to the military, according to government and congressional sources. Some were sent to the FBI's Washington field office, triggering an assessment into whether they raised national security concerns, but those intercepted later were not, the sources said.
Hasan's contacts with extremist imam Anwar al-Aulaqi began as religious queries but took on a more specific and concrete tone before he moved to Texas, where he allegedly unleashed the Nov. 5 attack that killed 13 people and wounded nearly three dozen, said the sources who were briefed on the e-mails, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the case is sensitive and unfolding. One of those sources said the two discussed in "cryptic and coded exchanges" the transfer of money overseas in ways that would not attract law enforcement attention.
Look for the segments .. 1 thru 4 .. posted by BornTwyce2
IT IS A MUST SEE !
I think you are right that this is the article.