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  • Senator Jay Rockefeller Gave Syria Advance Warning Of Iraq War Intentions! (FNS Transcript)

    11/14/2005 11:13:59 AM PST · by Stultis · 367 replies · 20,071+ views
    WALLACE: ...in October of 2002 in which you authorized the use of force, you went further than the president ever did. Let's watch:(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)ROCKEFELLER: I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated.(END VIDEO CLIP)WALLACE: Now, the president never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?ROCKEFELLER: No. I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a...
  • Khamenei’s threats to Donald Trump

    02/14/2017 8:40:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | February 14, 2016.
    “I do not fear Trump. We must thank the new American president because he showed the real face of America and because he exposed what we have been saying for decades about the political, moral and economic corruption in it.” This is the recent statement made by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei against the newly-elected US administration. Yes, we’re passing through a new phase. There has been a major transformation following the reactive years of isolationism which show the depth of the roots that America has returned to in terms of engaging with world crises and contributing to managing...
  • Teen Suicide Pilot Might Have Targeted Air Force Base, FBI Reports

    06/19/2003 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 41 replies · 623+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | June 19, 2003
    Newly released FBI documents say a 15-year-old boy who stole a plane and crashed it into a skyscraper might have originally targeted MacDill Air Force Base in his suicide mission. An FBI review of Charles Bishop's Internet activity showed the teen sought maps of the base and information about it. He also sent an e-mail to a classmate asking where Central Command was located on the base. Bishop died on Jan. 5, 2002, when he flew a Cessna stolen from a flight school into the Bank of America building in downtown Tampa. He left a note expressing sympathy for Osama...
  • OSAMA'S FAVE WIFE ARRESTED IN YEMEN

    01/05/2002 11:39:34 PM PST · by kattracks · 164 replies · 1,002+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/06/02 | DAN KADISON
    <p>January 6, 2002 -- Osama bin Laden's favorite wife, her bodyguards and one of his babies were reportedly captured in Yemen yesterday, firming up investigators' suspicions the terror chief may be living there.</p> <p>Yemeni authorities arrested Amal Ahmed Al-Sadah, bin Laden's third wife, who sneaked out of Afghanistan with their infant daughter, Safia, The Sunday Express of Britain reported.</p>
  • State Department Adds Former Gitmo Detainee to U.S. Terrorist List

    07/13/2016 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/16 | Natalie Johnson
    The State Department announced Wednesday that it has added two people to the federal list of designated terrorists, one of whom was once detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison. Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov, one of the newly added jihadists, was a former detainee at Guantanamo for less than two years from June 2002 until February 2004 before being turned over to Russian officials in his home country. Turkish authorities recently arrested Vahkitov in connection with the June 29 suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 42 people. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, U.S. and Turkish authorities...
  • Pakistan Frees Pro-Taliban Leader

    10/30/2002 2:44:02 PM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 193+ views
    Pakistan Daily ^ | October 30 2002 | AP
    SIHALA, Pakistan (AP) — The leader of a banned Muslim extremist group blamed in the deaths of hundreds of people was released Wednesday by Pakistani authorities, who said they have no evidence to continue holding him. Maulana Azam Tariq, whose pro-Taliban group, Sipah-e-Sahaba, has been labeled a terrorist organization by the United States, had been detained for 13 months without being formally charged. A Lahore appeals court ruled Monday that the government would have to release him if it could not produce evidence against him. ``We do not have any case against him and we have set him free as...
  • Al Qaeda Deputies Harbored by Iran

    08/27/2002 8:08:00 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 299+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/28/2002 | Peter Finn
    Pair Are Plotting Attacks, Sources Say JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 27 – Two figures who have assumed critical roles in the al Qaeda hierarchy in recent months, including one reported dead by the Pentagon, are being sheltered in Iran along with dozens of other al Qaeda fighters in hotels and guesthouses in the border cities of Mashhad and Zabol, according to Arab intelligence sources.The two – Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian on the FBI's most-wanted list, and Mahfouz Ould Walid, also known as Abu Hafs the Mauritanian, whom U.S. officials reported had been killed near the eastern Afghan city of Khost...
  • Newsweek's "Case"-Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball get the Osama-Saddam memo wrong.

    11/20/2003 11:19:56 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 14 replies · 502+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov. 20, 2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A NEWSWEEK article by investigative reporters Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball about the memo linking Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein dismisses a recent WEEKLY STANDARD report as "hype" and concludes, the "tangled tale of the memo suggests that the case of whether there has been Iraqi-al Qaeda complicity is far from closed." While it's refreshing to see the establishment media pick up the story, the Newsweek article is less than authoritative. The authors write: "The Pentagon memo pointedly omits any reference to the interrogations of a host of other high-level al Qaeda and Iraqi detainees--including such notables as Khalid...
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve.  But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • Picture emerges of teen suicide pilot (Alexander Felos and the Tampa teen suicide pilot)

    04/05/2005 9:15:39 AM PDT · by alwaysaskingquestions · 20 replies · 1,819+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2002 | Curtis Krueger, Katherine Gazella, Ed Quico
    Picture Emerges of Teen Suicide Pilot CHARLES BISHOP: To some, he was a smart, humorous student, which makes his suicide flight all the more incomprehensible. By CURTIS KRUEGER, KATHERINE GAZELLA and ED QUIOCO © St. Petersburg Times published January 8, 2002 ----------- Charles Bishop was a teacher's dream. He read Shakespeare in class, pulled together a middle school literary magazine and enjoyed a good game of flag football. Friends and family members who knew him best described Charles as a patriot. The teen who flew an airplane into the Bank of America building, carrying a note sympathizing with Osama bin...
  • Crash Pilot's Osama Note

    01/06/2002 5:45:11 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 83 replies · 322+ views
    The lone 15-year-old pilot who stole a small private plane and crashed it into a high-rise office block in Tampa, Florida, left a note expressing sympathy to Osama bin Laden. Tampa Police Chief Bennie Holder said the note was found on the body of Charles Bishop, who was the only person killed in Saturday's incident. "I would characterize it as a suicide note," Holder said.. He said Bishop's note clearly stated that he had acted alone without any help from anyone else. "Troubled Young Man" But Holder said that in the note Bishop expressed sympathy for bin Laden, the Saudi-born ...
  • Teen Pilot Kept to Himself

    01/05/2002 11:39:27 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 30 replies · 4+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 1/6/02 | Pat Leisner
    Teen Pilot Kept to Himself By PAT LEISNER Associated Press Writer January 6, 2002, 12:10 AM EST PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- The high school freshman who stole a small airplane and crashed it into a high-rise building Saturday was a quiet boy who kept to himself and bartered for his flight lessons by cleaning airplanes. Flight school officials said Charles J. Bishop, 15, was well versed in the operations at National Aviation Academy, where he had been taking lessons since March 2001. Bishop was presumed dead in the crash, authorities said Saturday night. He was a year shy of being ...
  • Kamikaze Small Plane Pilot Hits Tampa's Tallest Building

    01/05/2002 11:00:54 PM PST · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 66 replies · 719+ views
    A fifteen-year-old student pilot apparently trying to recreate the 9/11 kamikaze attack on the World Trade Center slammed a stolen Cessna 172 private airplane Saturday into Tampa, Florida's Bank of America building, the city's tallest structure. Charles J. Bishop, a 15-year-old flight student from Great Britain, stole the small aircraft from Albert Whitted Municipal Airport in nearby St. Petersburg at about 5 p.m., law enforcement sources said. Bishop was killed as the Cessna carrying 56 gallons of fuel slammed into the Bank of America tower, leaving the tail section of the plane dangling precariously from its side. The fuel did ...
  • Police release Charles Bishop suicide note (15 yr old Tampa plane suicide, Osama sympathizer)

    02/06/2002 10:05:38 AM PST · by Registered · 196 replies · 1,664+ views
    ap yahoo news ^ | 02.06.02 | AP
    &nbsp; 1-5-01 Kid didn't know it was '02 yet. I have prepared this statement in regards to the act I am about to commit. First of all, Osama bin Laden is absolutely justified in the terror he has caused on 9-11. He has brought a mighty nation to its knees! God blesses him and the others who helped make September 11th happen. The U.S. will have to face the consequences for its horrific actions against the Palestinian people and (illegible, could be Iraq?) by its allegiance with the monstrous Israelis who want nothing short of world domination! You will ...
  • In F.B.I., Innocent Detainee Found Unlikely Ally

    06/30/2004 12:27:40 PM PDT · by optik_b · 19 replies · 210+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2004 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    In F.B.I., Innocent Detainee Found Unlikely Ally By NINA BERNSTEIN t took no more than a week for James P. Wynne, a veteran F.B.I. investigator, to confirm the harmless truth that only now, more than two years later, he is ready to talk about. The small foreign man he helped arrest for videotaping outside an office building in Queens on Oct. 25, 2001, was no terrorist. He was a Buddhist from Nepal planning to return there after five years of odd jobs at places like a Queens pizzeria and a Manhattan flower shop. He was taping New York street scenes...
  • More Afghan captives head for Cuba

    01/14/2002 1:59:26 AM PST · by Ada Coddington · 5 replies · 166+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/14/02 | unknown
    More Afghan captives head for Cuba Security at the base has been massively beefed up Another 30 Taleban and al-Qaeda prisoners have left Afghanistan by plane for Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, it is reported. The prisoners, who were shackled and had white caps covering their faces, boarded a C-17 transport plane at trhe US base in Kandahar, the Associated Press reports. Each prisoner was flanked by two US soldiers as they walked across the tarmac to the aircraft. Most lights at the US base were switched off and security was tight. The first group of 20 detainees arrived in Guantanamo ...
  • Sowell: Rights? Taliban Has No Stinkin' Rights

    01/25/2002 3:41:39 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 39 replies · 2+ views
    www.townhall.com | Jan. 24, 2002 | Dr. Thomas Sowell
    Most people have to deal with the reality that confronts them. They start with that reality and try to do the best they can within its limitations and within their own limitations. But there are large and growing numbers of people -- especially among the intelligentsia -- whose starting point is some abstraction that they wish to apply to reality. For example, even in the face of a worldwide terrorist organization that has declared open warfare on every American man, woman and child, those whose starting point is abstraction focus on the "civil rights" of terrorists. No one in World ...
  • Human wrongs: Violations abound at Guantanamo Bay (Spewing BARF Alert)

    01/23/2002 6:51:10 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 22 replies · 78+ views
    Michigan Daily (U Mich) ^ | 1/22/02 | Staff Editorial
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Since the United States leased land in Guantanamo Bay from Cuba in 1903, the government has used this site for incarcerating prisoners of war. Guantanamo Bay, officially still Cuban, is not subject to U.S. law, rendering activities there largely free from public scrutiny. Today it is the temporary home of 140 imprisoned Taliban and al-Qaeda combatants captured in Afghanistan. Despite the crimes of which these prisoners are accused, the United States has a responsibility under international law to respect certain standards of imprisonment. The International Committee of the Red Cross and other human rights organizations currently ...
  • Guantanamo Winter It all depends on what your meaning of barbarism is.

    01/24/2002 5:52:19 AM PST · by LavaDog · 10 replies · 144+ views
    NRO ^ | January 23, 2002
    Now that the fighting in Afghanistan is largely over, the sophisticated have emerged, blinking into the new sunlight to explain — again — why America is bad. As is usually the case with such storms, the America-bashing wind blows in from the East, picking up speed in Western Europe before it reaches our shores. But, not surprisingly, there are plenty of people watching Europe and nodding their heads like Weather Channel addicts. I had to read about them while I was writing about this absurd controversy over our treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo yesterday. I don't want to spoil ...
  • Harsh conditions await Taleban, al-Qaeda prisoners

    01/10/2002 1:16:28 PM PST · by GeneD · 29 replies · 186+ views
    Taleban and al-Qaeda prisoners now being sent from Afghanistan to an American naval base in Cuba will face harsh conditions of detention. Not all of them may be sent to the detention centre at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. There have been reports that they were to be sedated during the long flight to Cuba aboard US military cargo planes. The aircraft carrying the prisoners may also be escorted by jet fighters at least some of the way. Prisoners are to be chained to their seats and may be hooded during the trip. They will also be ...