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  • 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...
  • French Authorities Arrest Tunisian

    10/21/2002 4:29:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 179+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | October 21 2002 | AP
    PARIS (AP) — Authorities in the south of France have arrested a Tunisian who is allegedly part of a group with links to the al-Qaida terrorist network, officials said Monday. The suspect, who was not identified, was arrested on Oct. 14 in Marseille — four days after Italian police arrested four alleged accomplices, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. A fifth man was arrested on Oct. 11 on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The group was based in Italy and provided logistical help to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, ministry officials said. The suspect arrested in France also allegedly...
  • Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies

    11/15/2005 10:52:47 AM PST · by parnasokan · 48 replies · 2,034+ views
    november 15, 2005
    Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Here follows an interesting article from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. I make no comment at all other than ‘read it’. Very soon, under the title “The Rockefeller Connection”, I will post something revealing, something important that until now passed completely under the Radar Screen. Stay tuned .. Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Il GIORNALE 13 November 2005 By Gian Marco Chiocci and Mario Sechi October 9 2002, Rome. Elisabetta Burba, journalist with Panorama magazine, crosses Via Veneto. At the American Embassy someone is waiting...
  • 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...
  • From Its Palaces, Iraq's View Is of a World Filled With Allies

    10/19/2002 1:07:58 PM PDT · by GeneD · 5 replies · 201+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/19/2002 (for editions of 10/20/2002) | John F. Burns
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 19 — As Iraq confronts the possibility of a new war with the United States, its leaders appear to have concluded that they have one decisive advantage that they lacked during the countdown to the Persian Gulf war 12 years ago: this time, they seem convinced, the world is on their side and against the United States. "The world has abandoned America; it has become isolated," Saddam Hussein's No. 2 man, Izzat Ibrahim, boasted as he announced the result of this week's election: Iraqis, by official reckoning, had re-elected Saddam Hussein to his position of absolute power...
  • New Book Reveals Secret War Operations (NYT&James Risen's Bunk of the Month entry)

    01/02/2006 3:45:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,442+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/06 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - A new book on the government's secret anti-terrorism operations describes how the CIA recruited an Iraqi-American anesthesiologist in 2002 to obtain information from her brother, who was a figure in Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. Dr. Sawsan Alhaddad of Cleveland made the dangerous trip to Iraq on the CIA's behalf. The book said her brother was stunned by her questions about the nuclear program because — he said — it had been dead for a decade. New York Times reporter James Risen uses the anecdote to illustrate how the CIA ignored information that Iraq no longer had weapons of...
  • DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions [al-Nashiri]

    11/21/2009 8:48:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 420+ views - Release No. 917-09 ^ | November 20, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 917-09 November 20, 2009 DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions Today, prosecutors in the Office of Military Commissions announced they intend to ask the convening authority to refer new charges under the recently-enacted Military Commissions Act of 2009 against Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu al-Nashiri, in connection with the bombing of the USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, in October 2000. The bombing resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors and injuries to many more. This announcement follows the attorney general's determination on Nov. 13, 2009, that a military...
  • Vanishing files delay Guantanamo hearings in 9/11 case

    04/17/2013 7:36:31 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-17-2013 | Jane Sutton
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Guantanamo war crimes prosecutions of five prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 hijacked planes attacks will be delayed by two months because of lost files caused by Pentagon computer problems, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday. A weeklong pretrial hearing had been set to begin on Monday in the death penalty case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the attacks, and four alleged co-conspirators. The judge overseeing the case postponed the hearing until June 17 at the request of defense lawyers who said three to four weeks' worth of their confidential work files had...
  • Jihadist's Letter to Zawahiri Reveals Anthrax Motive,"

    11/09/2007 4:21:02 AM PST · by ZacandPook · 9 replies · 270+ views
    BloggerNewsNet ^ | November 9, 2007 | Ross Getman
    A former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, Numan Bin Uthman, has written a letter to al-Qaeda second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri telling him that Jihadi groups in Arab countries have failed and that the strategy of using nonconventional WMD to deter an invasion of Afghanistan was a misguided and failed strategy. The letter needs to be understood in the context of the fact that the microbiologist that Ayman Zawahiri and Mohammed Atef used to infiltrate US biodefense, Ali Al-Timimi, had a stern warning not to invade Iraq hand-delivered to every member of Congress on October 6, 2002...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Jack Straw denies he and Powell 'wobbled' over the Iraqi WMD

    05/31/2003 5:44:19 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/01/03 | David Bamber
    The Foreign Office mounted a fightback yesterday against allegations that Jack Straw and Colin Powell had expressed serious doubts about whether Baghdad possessed weapons of mass destruction before the start of the Iraq war. As Tony Blair faced allegations from a former Cabinet colleague that he had "duped" the British people over Saddam Hussein's weapons capabilities, the Foreign Office issued a detailed rebuttal of allegations, made in the Guardian newspaper, that were seized on by news media around the world. The paper said Mr Straw, the Foreign Secretary, and Mr Powell, his United States counterpart, had privately expressed serious doubts...
  • PRC Chinese Soldiers Fired on American Climbers in Nepal

    11/29/2002 4:18:10 PM PST · by CaptIsaacDavis · 6 replies · 155+ views ^ | 1 Oct. 2002
    See link.
  • Inside the mind of the shoebomber

    08/02/2005 10:06:22 AM PDT · by wideminded · 15 replies · 830+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | August 2nd. 2005 | Sam Knight / Richard Reid
    Unrepentant, and convinced that Muslims across the world are the victims of American oppression, the mind of Richard Reid, the attempted shoe bomber from South London, was shown today in a letter published in a Scottish legal magazine. The letter, written by Reid from his prison cell in America on October 24, 2002, and published by The Firm magazine today, was sent to the magazine's US correspondent instead of an interview. In the letter, Reid, now 31, gave a rambling but cogent reply to a note sent to him by Noel Young, The Firm's journalist, who offered Reid the chance...
  • Dutch police arrest armed man at airport

    10/16/2002 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 4 replies · 63+ views ^ | October 16, 2002
    Dutch police have arrested a man carrying a gun in his hand luggage as he checked in for departure at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, a police spokeswoman said. The weapon was found during standard safety checks on Wednesday, the spokeswoman said, adding Schiphol's police had started an investigation and questioned the man. The spokeswoman would not comment on a statement by airline Air Malta, which said the detainee was a Maltese man who was due to board a flight to Malta. "At this moment we won't give further details," she said. Air Malta said that after the discovery of the revolver,...
  • Indiana Man Charged With Trying To Sell Secrets To Iraq

    03/04/2005 12:49:51 AM PST · by Samwise · 34 replies · 1,848+ views
    The Indy Channe; ^ | March 3, 2005
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A Greenfield man has been indicted on accusations he tried to sell the names of U.S. intelligence agents to Iraq before the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Authorities: Man Was In Iraq In '02 Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban, a 52-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested Thursday after an investigation of more than a year by the FBI and other agencies, U.S. Attorney Susan W. Brooks said. Shaaban, also known as Shaaban Shaaban Hafed and Joe H. Brown, is suspected of going to Iraq in 2002 and making a deal to sell the names. He isn't accused...
  • FBI says Idaho graduate student tried gaining access to lab with radioactive material

    12/07/2003 7:51:57 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 52 replies · 1,109+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 07, 2003
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- A University of Idaho graduate student who is under investigation for suspected terrorism ties obtained unauthorized access to a campus lab containing radioactive material, court documents allege. Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, a Saudi national working on his computer science doctoral degree, quietly moved his student office from the Computer Science Department into the school's engineering isotope lab, apparently without his adviser's knowledge, according to the documents. "The investigation of Sami Al-Hussayen has, from its outset, been focused on suspected material support to terrorism, particularly to Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network," FBI agent Michael Gnecknow said in the...
  • Osama's Best Friend: The further connections between al Qaeda and Saddam

    10/25/2003 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 4,934+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/03/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    IN A LITTLE-NOTICED DECISION in a New York courtroom on September 25, 2003, a man described as Osama bin Laden's "best friend" got some good news. U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Batts ruled that Mahmdouh Mahmud Salim could not be sentenced to life in prison. Salim--who was present at the founding of al Qaeda in 1989 and who was for years one of bin Laden's most trusted confidants--had been captured in Germany in 1998 and extradited to the United States for prosecution related to his role in the grand conspiracy that resulted in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in...
  • US: Saddam paid for lawmakers' Iraq trip

    03/26/2008 3:07:47 PM PDT · by bad company · 154 replies · 6,238+ views
    WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors say Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion. An indictment in Detroit accuses Muthanna Al-Hanooti of arranging for three members of Congress to travel to Iraq in October 2002 at the behest of Saddam's regime. Prosecutors say Iraqi intelligence officials paid for the trip through an intermediary. In exchange, Al-Hanooti allegedly received 2 million barrels of Iraqi oil. The lawmakers are not mentioned but the dates correspond to a trip by Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, David Bonior of Michigan and...
  • 15 Yemeni militants convicted on terror charges

    08/29/2004 12:26:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 253+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | August 29 2004 | Press Trust of India
    A court convicted 15 Yemeni militants on terror charges including the 2002 bombing of a French oil tanker and plotting to kill the US ambassador. One man was sentenced to death for killing a Yemeni police officer and seven received 10 year prison terms. Six of the defendants plus the one man tried in absentia, who received the longest prison terms, 10 years, were found guilty of participating in the October 2002 bombing of the Limburg oil tanker, which killed one Bulgarian crew member and spilled 90,000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Aden. The conviction of one of...
  • Terror Informant for FBI Allegedly Targeted Agents

    01/19/2008 10:52:14 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 278+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2008 | Josh White and Keith B. Richburg
    When U.S. authorities got their hands on terrorist Mohammed Mansour Jabarah in May 2002, he agreed to inform on some of the most influential al-Qaeda leaders. So instead of being sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, or a high-security CIA detention facility, Jabarah was housed with relatively lax security at Fort Dix, N.J., where he was allowed to watch television and movies, speak to his family in Canada by telephone, go for walks and even make his own meals, all under 24-hour FBI watch. That arrangement soon proved to be a major problem for the bureau. In court papers filed in...
  • 'We can't wait for our execution'

    10/14/2007 7:29:42 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 46 replies · 98+ views ^ | October 15, 2007 | Karen Michelmore
    THE three Bali bombers on death row say they are ready to die and will not be asking for a pardon. They have also expressed delight at the controversy surrounding their impending executions, saying the more pain they cause, the greater their reward in heaven. "I'm very happy, especially after hearing that John Howard is very angry with us," Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, the so-called smiling assassin, said yesterday at the island prison where he is held. "The more he is angry, the more I will get rewards from God, right? "The more I make infidels angry, the more I will...
  • Aussie al-Qaida suspect slips net

    06/13/2003 10:07:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 278+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 14 2003 | Mark Dunn, Ian McPhedran and Michael McKenna
    ASIO was powerless to stop a Melbourne man who allegedly trained with al-Qaida from boarding an international flight out of Australia. The 23-year-old terror suspect, known as Abu Jihad, is now in custody in Cairo. The Federal Government, through ASIO, was forced to issue an international alert to find Jihad after he disappeared from Australia last October. Jihad was named as an al-Qaida terrorist by captured American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh in December 2001. But ASIO was not able to verify Lindh's claims until after Jihad had boarded the aircraft in Melbourne almost 10 months later. Jihad, a house...
  • Saudi Wealth Fuels Global Jihadism

    10/28/2003 7:07:05 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 6 replies · 2,509+ views
    Insight ^ | 10-27-2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Saudi Wealth Fuels Global Jihadism Posted Oct. 27, 2003 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Generations of Muslims in the Middle East have been raised on the anti-Western, anti-Semitic theologies of Ayatollah Khomeini and in the Saudi Wahhabi system of madrassas (religious schools). This foundation set the stage for the rise of Osama bin Laden. Doaa 'Amer is a professional TV anchor who hosts Muslim Woman Magazine on IQRAA TV, a satellite channel broadcasting throughout the Arab world. As she tells it, her job is to educate the next generation of children to be "true Muslims." Readers accustomed to hearing Islam described...
  • Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection(Yes, Saddam financially supported terrorists)

    03/18/2006 5:58:16 AM PST · by KCRW · 129 replies · 3,699+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/18/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group. The...