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Former Gitmo detainee featured as commander in al Qaeda tape
LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | May 28, 2010 | THOMAS JOSCELYN

Posted on 05/30/2010 3:37:53 PM PDT by Cindy

Note: Photo included.

PHOTO CAPTION: "Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Othman Ahmed al Ghamdi, in a tape released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula."

SNIPPET: "A videotape released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) earlier this week says that a former Guantanamo detainee is now a commander within the terrorist organization.

The former detainee, Othman Ahmed al Ghamdi, has risen to the rank of operational commander within AQAP as other senior terrorists within the organization have been killed in recent strikes. The tape, which is titled “America and the Final Trap,” confirms that three AQAP leaders were killed in a strike last December.

According to a translation of the tape obtained by the Long War Journal, al Ghamdi denounces the airstrikes, claiming that America refuses to confront al Qaeda directly on the battlefield. (Of course, al Qaeda itself prefers terrorist attacks against civilians, rather than direct warfare.)

Along with other AQAP leaders featured in the video, al Ghamdi portrays counterterrorism operations in Yemen as part of a crusade led by America against the Muslim world. This is a standard part of al Qaeda’s propaganda.

Also featured in the tape are Qasim al Raymi, AQAP’s military commander, and Fahd al Quso, an al Qaeda operative wanted for his role in the USS Cole bombing.

In the tape, AQAP threatens America with further terrorist attacks."

(Excerpt) Read more at longwarjournal.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2006; alghamdi; alqaeda; alqaida; aqap; bleedingheartattack; catchandrelease; deaththreats; ghamdi; gitmo; globaljihad; guantanamo; jihad; othmanahmedalghamdi; terrorismthreats; threats; yemen

1 posted on 05/30/2010 3:37:54 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/globaljihad/index

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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/yemen/index

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2519629/posts

JIHADIST CLERIC AL-AWLAKI ADVOCATES KILLING AMERICAN CIVILIANS
(AP) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | May 23, 2010 10:33 AM | n/a
Posted on May 23, 2010 3:34:32 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: “CAIRO - An American-Yemeni cleric whose Internet sermons are believed to have helped inspire attacks on the U.S. has advocated the killing of American civilians in an al-Qaida video released Sunday.

Anwar al-Awlaki has been singled out by U.S. officials as a key terrorist threat and has been added to the CIA’s list of targets for assassination despite his American citizenship. He is of particular concern because he is one of the few English-speaking radical clerics able to explain to young Muslims in America and other Western countries the philosophy of violent jihad.

The U.S.-born al-Awlaki moved to Yemen in 2004...”

(Excerpt) Read more at jihadwatch.org ...


2 posted on 05/30/2010 3:39:19 PM PDT by Cindy
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Hat Tip:

http://osint.internet-haganah.com/archives/001711.html

May 29, 2010
“CATCH AND RELEASE KILLS”


3 posted on 05/30/2010 3:40:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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See, they all should have been tried as American citizens in the first place! /major sarcasm
4 posted on 05/30/2010 3:40:52 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cindy
I guess it's a good thing we let him go.

sarc/

5 posted on 05/30/2010 3:45:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - Benjamin Franklin)
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Ongoing Thread:

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2167923/posts

Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims’ families
AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
Posted on January 20, 2009 2:48:21 AM PST by Cindy

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims’ relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtop.com ...


6 posted on 05/30/2010 3:47:07 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Bambam thinks..... You are free.....now go back to work....


7 posted on 05/30/2010 3:49:08 PM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Cindy

8 posted on 05/30/2010 3:51:10 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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What’s up with all these jihadist nutcases?

???How come they all have so much pubic hair on their faces????


9 posted on 05/30/2010 3:51:51 PM PDT by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: Cindy

All who are surprised by this, please raise your hand ~
Yah...that’s what I thought.


10 posted on 05/30/2010 3:52:18 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Noob1999

It rubs off...


11 posted on 05/30/2010 3:53:02 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Cindy

The ACLU is rejoicing.


12 posted on 05/30/2010 3:55:06 PM PDT by comps4spice (Microsoft: Putting the MS in MSNBC)
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To: Cindy

Uh oh...


13 posted on 05/30/2010 4:38:17 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Cindy

Make me President. I’ll line’em up before a miltary tribunal and then shoot’em. On TV!


14 posted on 05/30/2010 5:21:01 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Cindy

Ugh.

YEAH! Obama! He lets go people who have rededicated themselves to killing as many of us as possible.

FRIGGIN BRILLIANT BARRY! YOU INCOMPETENT NOOOOB! It’s not like you weren’t TOLD these people are dangerous and WILL go back to their old lives that much more motivated. Right. Everyone knows you were told that, they were really public about making sure everyone knew about it!

This bozo, be it deliberate or sheer accident, is a clear and present danger to this country. Obama will get Americans killed on our own soil. Don’t even start with the whole “it’s a law enforcement thing,” because it isn’t and we know it. These buggers will fly a plane filled with passengers into the World Trade center! TWICE! Bombing it twice in a decade.

And there are other worse ways they can hit us. Heck, sabotaging an oilwell at 5000 feet under the sea just takes another nation capable of doing it. Think there is one that might be corrupted, or coerced enough to do it? Exactly. We don’t know exactly why the DH went down yet, it could be something no one expects.

Yea, Blame Obama.


15 posted on 05/30/2010 5:23:16 PM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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ADDING to post no. 2:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/cgi-bin/mt-search.cgi?tag=Al%20Qaeda%20in%20the%20Arabian%20Peninsula&blog_id=1


16 posted on 05/30/2010 5:31:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; All
"FORMER GITMO DETAINEE FEATURED AS COMMANDER IN AL QAEDA TAPE"

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17 posted on 05/30/2010 5:32:15 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Danae

From now on it’s BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA’S hands that have blood on them.


18 posted on 05/30/2010 5:52:50 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Cindy

What’s not to like about the Obama administration? /sarc


19 posted on 05/30/2010 6:21:27 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Apparently released to Saudi Arabia, along with about a dozen others in 2006.
20 posted on 05/30/2010 7:21:40 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Damn straight, and its not like we don’t know its comin, we just don’t know how. I am afraid that we won’t until its too late.... God save us. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, the Administration just goes and makes this nation even weaker. Like that’s gonna help...

sigh...


21 posted on 05/30/2010 7:47:37 PM PDT by Danae (Don't like the Constitution, try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Cindy

BUMP


22 posted on 05/30/2010 7:48:44 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Thank you for the bump Lancey Howard.


23 posted on 05/30/2010 7:49:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

thanks keith olbermann!


24 posted on 05/30/2010 8:37:52 PM PDT by isom35
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