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  • Algiers pastor who shot suspected copper thief outside church accepts plea offer

    11/10/2015 4:30:41 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/10/15 | Ken Daley, | The Times-Picayune
    Pastor and former New Orleans police officer Willie Littleton could face up to 15 years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal Tuesday (Nov. 10) for shooting a suspected copper thief outside his Algiers church in August 2014. Littleton, 63, was set to face trial on a charge of attempted manslaughter. Instead, he accepted the prosecutors' offer to plead guilty to aggravated second-degree battery. Littleton faces a prison term ranging from zero to 15 years when he returns Jan. 11 for sentencing before Orleans Parish criminal court Judge Robin Pittman. The agreement included prosecutor Bonycle Thornton stating in court...
  • White Slaves Pirate Gold

    09/20/2004 11:00:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 1,115+ views
    I watched this cable channel program yesterday. Somehow I do not recall my history teachers, teaching about the Muslim hatred for Chistians. But then again I went to public schools. "The hundred and nine men, women and children abducted by Murat Reis were at sea for nearly forty days. GERALD O’BRIAN "They left Baltimore 4pm on June 20th 1631 and they arrived in Algiers on July 28th 1631, and as far as we know, everybody survived the crossing." Some would wish they were no longer alive. For them the harbour entrance of Sale was the gate to a world of...
  • Church members grieve after Algiers pastor collapses during sermon

    05/05/2015 4:40:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NEW ORLEANS —Kenneth Green was only 56 years old.He was a loving husband, father and the senior pastor of Greater Saint Mary Baptist Church in Algiers. Sunday, he collapsed and died in the middle of his sermon.Joan Martin was sitting in the pew, and broke down in tears."He took a swallow of water, before he took water he wiped his face, and then he looked up and it looked like his eyes were rolled back, like there was no life in his eyes, and he tumbled over. Everybody was in a state of shock people were crying," said Martin.She said...
  • Man left 2-year-old niece in car while he fatally shot an Algiers man in street, JPSO says

    03/08/2015 1:57:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/8/15 | Rebecca Catalanello, | The Times-Picayune
    Reginald Bradley was supposed to be picking up his 2-year-old niece. But Jefferson Parish Sheriff's detectives say the 28-year-old Marrero man made a stop along the way and killed a man in the street while the child waited in the car. Kenneth Clark, 28, of 810 Bellville Ave., in Algiers was found shot to death Saturday (March 7) in front of 4249 Lac Bienville Dr., Apt. D, in Harvey, according to sheriff's office spokesman Col. John Fortunato. While Detective Rhonda Goff investigated Clark's death, witness descriptions of the suspect and suspect vehicle led her to Bradley. Bradley's sister, Ebony Bradley...
  • Algiers Point robbery victim called suspect for a ride from the ferry: NOPD (mugshot)

    03/03/2015 1:27:50 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/3/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    A 27-year-old man thought he was on his way to an Algiers Point bar for drinks with the man he called to pick him up from the Algiers ferry landing Sunday afternoon (March 1). But that ride ended abruptly, New Orleans police said, when a comment about a casino trip left the man beaten and robbed. The violent series of events began around 4:30 p.m. when police said the 27-year-old called Marc Brown and asked for a ride from the ferry landing.
  • US Confirms Americans Taken After Algeria Attack (SecDef Panetta: "Terrorist Attack"

    01/16/2013 10:47:03 AM PST · by kristinn · 66 replies
    AP via U.S. News ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Bradley Klapper
    The Obama administration is condemning an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria and confirming that Americans are among those being held hostage. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters in Italy that Americans were among the hostages and called the incident a "terrorist attack."
  • US Embassy in Algiers warns of protests

    09/12/2012 5:07:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    AP ^ | September 12, 2012
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Algiers is warning Americans in the country to avoid non-essential travel amid calls for protests after an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. The embassy said in an emergency message to U.S. citizens that unspecified groups are using online social networks to organize demonstrations in front of the embassy Wednesday "to protest a range of issues."
  • Katanga: The Untold Story (How Africa was Lost, A Case in Point)

    04/07/2008 6:43:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 17 replies · 104+ views
    Excellent Video: Think of the Katangese as Israel, and Patrice Lumumba and the Central Congolese government as the PLO/PA/HAMAS. The UN, of course, plays the same role as bring about a world government dominated by socialists and communists. Description: UN troops wage an unprovoked war against anti-communist Katanga in 1960 and 1962. The last bastion of the free market in the Congo was decimated by UN forces in 1963 to bring it under Congolese communist control. If you don't want to watch the entire thing (an early 1960's documentary), fast forward to the end where Katanga's ill-fated and heroic...
  • Alleged terrorist missing after being deported

    03/04/2003 2:30:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 199+ views
    Canada Press ^ | March 4, 2003 | BRIAN DALY
    MONTREAL (CP) - The family of accused terrorist collaborator Mourad Ikhlef said Monday they fear for his life after he went missing following his deportation to Algeria. Ikhlef, who was flown to Algiers from Montreal on Friday, had claimed he might be killed if he were sent back to his North African homeland. An official with the federal Immigration Department, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed Ikhlef's deportation on Monday, adding the department didn't know his whereabouts. "I don't know what the situation is," said the official. "I'm not even going to speculate why he hasn't shown." Ikhlef's brother,...
  • French shooting suspect Mohamed Merah arrested after Toulouse siege

    03/21/2012 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 72 replies · 1+ views
    National Post ^ | 3-21-2012 | National Post Wire Services
    A gunman suspected of killing seven people in the name of al-Qaeda, including three children at a Jewish school, has been arrested by police after an hours-long siege in southwestern France. About 300 police, some in bullet-proof body armor, had earlier cordoned off an area surrounding a four-storey house in a leafy suburb of the city of Toulouse where the 24-year-old Muslim man, identified as Mohamed Merah, was holed up on the ground floor. Merah had been arrested for bomb making in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar in 2007 but escaped months later in a Taliban prison break, the...
  • Clashes in Yemen as Thousands Rally Against Government

    02/12/2011 7:53:33 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 147 replies
    VOA ^ | February 12th, 2011 at 2:35 pm UTC | Staff
    Thousands of protesters gathered in Yemen's capital, Sana'a, Saturday to celebrate the resignation of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and call for their own president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down. The protesters began marching toward the Egyptian embassy but were confronted and pushed back by a group of men armed with sticks. There were conflicting reports as to whether the armed men were police or government supporters. The gathering points for Saturday's protests were Sana'a University and the city's Tahrir Square, which bears the same name as the rallying point for the protests in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
  • Daughter's friend shot, mother jailed

    10/05/2010 8:48:59 AM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies · 1+ views
    times picayune ^ | Tuesday, October 05, 2010 | Allen Powell II
    <p>An Algiers woman was arrested after police say she shot a teenage boy she caught in her daughter's bedroom early Monday morning.</p> <p>Letischa Collins, 35, was booked with aggravated battery after she shot the 16-year-old boy in the stomach inside her home in the 3000 block of Wabash Street shortly before 1:30 a.m. The injured boy was taken to a local hospital where he was in stable condition, according to New Orleans police, who did not release the victim's name.</p>
  • ALGERIA: Al-Qaeda Launches Middle-Class Recruitment Drive

    02/12/2010 4:28:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 338+ views (AKI) ^ | February 11, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Algiers, 11 Feb. (AKI) - Al-Qaeda has launched a new campaign to recruit university students, scientists and IT specialists in Algeria. "We appeal to undergraduates, chemists, doctors and IT specialists to join our ranks," the terror network said in a statement published on jihadist websites on Thursday. "Remember the massacres that take place every day in Palestine, in Cechyna, Iraq and Afghanistan," said the statement signed by 'Abu Muslim al-Jazairi'. Al-Qaeda is seeking new bomb-makers and medics who can help treat fighters wounded in clashes with Algerian security forces, according to daily El-Nahar. Currently, 80 pecent of young people...
  • Police dismantle Algiers terror cell

    07/13/2009 12:46:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 305+ views ^ | July 12, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following news brief is a quote: Police dismantle Algiers terror cell 12/07/2009 Algerian anti-terror units on Saturday (July 11th) dismantled a terror cell and arrested nine people, including several women, in the eastern Algiers suburbs of Bordj El Kiffan and Kouba, Tout sur l'Algerie reported. A suspect arrested as part of the investigation into al-Qaeda's El Fateh brigade in Algiers provided key information. According to security sources, the network had being submitting information to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on the movement and the organisation of security services in Algiers.
  • Al-Qaida in N. Africa claims UN diplomats hostages

    02/19/2009 1:00:54 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 581+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 18, 2009 | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU,
    Al-Qaida's North Africa branch claimed Wednesday it is holding hostage a senior U.N. peace envoy, his aide and four tourists kidnapped in the Sahara Desert in recent weeks. "We announce to the general public that the mujahideen (holy warriors) reserve the right to deal with the six kidnapped according to Islamic Shariah law," the al-Qaida group said in a statement posted Wednesday ...
  • Double drug-rape disgrace of CIA&#8217;s top agent in Algeria

    02/15/2009 1:11:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 2,454+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 02/15/09 | Matthew Campbell
    Double drug-rape disgrace of CIA’s top agent in Algeria Matthew Campbell A CIA station chief in Algeria, who was accused of drugging and raping two Algerian women, filmed the attacks and stored images on his computer, an official investigation has discovered. Andrew Warren, 41, seemed to have all the right qualifications as an undercover agent in the Middle East. An African-American schooled in martial arts, he is a convert to Islam who speaks six Arabic dialects. His disgrace, however, has served only to inflame resentment of America at a time when President Barack Obama is trying to improve his country’s...
  • [Vanity] [Book] The Wars of the Barbary Pirates

    11/23/2008 6:32:49 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 15 replies · 1,949+ views
    Osprey Publishing ^ | 11/23/08 | CE2949BB
    The Wars of the Barbary PiratesEssential Histories #66Osprey Introduction Most Americans are unaware that, as a young republic, their nation fought a war with the Barbary pirates, the North African corsairs who plied the waters of the Mediterranean at the turn of the 19th century in search of ships to loot and men to enslave. This is perhaps not surprising, for the wars were conducted on a small scale, over a short period of time, and at a considerable distance from American shores. They were, moreover, the product of one of the most inglorious – even degrading – episodes in...
  • Islamic Algeria hit back on Saturday at foreign accusations minority Christians are harassed

    06/10/2008 4:16:29 AM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies · 170+ views
    reuters ^ | June, 2008
    Algeria Muslim body slams Christian evangelistsSun 1 Jun 2008, 7:22 GMTALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria hit back on Saturday at foreign accusations minority Christians are harassed, saying Protestant evangelicals were secretly trying to divide Algerians to colonise the mainly Muslim north African country.   The Rising Threat of Revolutionary Islam in Algeria A radical Islamic victory in Algeria would pose significant long-term threats to US interests in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Muslim world ...   2 bombings near Algerian capital wound 6 peopleThe Associated Press - Jun 4, 2008Algeria's Islamic militants have mounted increasing attacks over the past...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...

    12/18/2007 10:21:56 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 296+ views
    ANSAmed ^ | DECEMBER 17 ,2007
    A poll by satellite TV Al Jazeera on the attacks in Algiers on December 11 has aroused bitter controversy in the Algerian media. "Are you in favour of Al Qaedàs attacks in Algeria?". This is the "scandalous question", daily Liberte writes, proposed by Qatar's channel Al Jazeera, "which makes of the terrorist apology one of the main editorial lines". The daily adds that more serious are the results: a total 54% of the TV audience has answered to be in favour of the double suicide bomb attack in Algiers against the seat of the UN and the Constitutional Court, "...
  • Algiers bomber's family blames "ignorance": paper

    12/15/2007 7:29:48 AM PST · by RDTF · 4 replies · 155+ views
    reuters ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | Lamine Chikhi
    ALGIERS (Reuters) - The family of a suicide bomber who killed 17 U.N. staff in Algiers this week said he joined Islamist rebels after failing to get a taxi license and was motivated by "ignorance, not poverty", a newspaper reported. "We got nothing from al Qaeda, we are still very poor," Bechla Rabah's oldest son Younes told Echorouk. "Ignorance, not poverty, this is what pushed my father to blow himself up." Al Qaeda's North African wing claimed responsibility for twin car bombs on Tuesday that killed more than 30 people at the U.N. offices and a court building, saying it...
  • Algeria - Strong explosion near the Supreme Court of Algiers

    12/11/2007 1:15:10 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 382+ views
    AFP via translation | December 11, 2007
    via translation - Strong explosion in the Supreme Court of Algiers ALGIERS-A powerful explosion, the nature of which is not yet known, occurred Tuesday at 8:45 GMT in Algiers near the Supreme Court of Algeria, Ben Aknoun, on the heights above the town, noted journalists of AFP . Many ambulances, sirens hurlantes, were directed at the scene of the explosion which was climbing a thick column of black smoke. A security cordon was immediately deployed and the road leading to the area, including housing the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Council, has been closed to traffic.
  • Threat Matrix: May 2007

    05/01/2007 8:52:12 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,493 replies · 19,114+ views
    U.S. Seeks Closing of Visa Loophole for Britons -Full Story- Omar Khyam, the ringleader of the thwarted London bomb plot who was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday, showed the potential for disaffected young men to be lured as terrorists, a threat that British officials said they would have to contend with for a generation.But the 25-year-old Mr. Khyam, a Briton of Pakistani descent, also personifies a larger and more immediate concern: as a British citizen, he could have entered the United States without a visa, like many of an estimated 800,000 other Britons of Pakistani origin.American officials, citing...
  • Threat Matrix: April 2007

    04/01/2007 6:46:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,621 replies · 18,564+ views
    Ahmadinejad Vows News Soon on Atomic Work -Full Story- Iran's president promised on Sunday Iranians would soon hear more news about the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, which the West believes is a covert effort to build atomic bombs despite Tehran's denials."The Iranian nation will soon hear fresh news about our country's nuclear transition," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying.He did not give details about any announcements or when the news would be released but Ahmadinejad is due to hold a news conference on Tuesday. Iran Warns Bush Not to Talk Unwisely Over Britons'...
  • Algeria - U.S. Embassy warns of terrorist attacks planned for today

    04/14/2007 12:25:56 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 498+ views
    WARDEN MESSAGE 13 April 2007 Embassy of the United States of America 4 Chemin Cheikh Bachir El-Ibrahimi 16030 Algiers, Algeria Tel: +213 (0) 21 69 12 55 According to unconfirmed information, there may be attacks in Algiers planned for April 14, 2007 in areas that may include the Algiers Central Post Office (Grande Poste), located in central Algiers on Rue Emir El Khettabi, and Algerian State Television Headquarters, ENTV, located on the Blvd des Martyrs, among others. The Embassy will be open for business as usual on Saturday, April 14, but is restricting the movement of personnel in...
  • 7 mowed down at fake road block

    04/23/2006 9:52:52 PM PDT · by CAWats · 10 replies · 490+ views ^ | 4/23/2006 | CAWats
    Algiers - Suspected Algerian Islamist militants killed seven people and wounded eight on Sunday at a fake road block near the eastern town of Skikda, 700km east of Algiers, said a resident. The resident, who asked not to be identified, said the 10:00 attack was carried out by members of the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), an Islamist guerrilla group on a United States list of terrorist organisations. The attackers set up a fake police road block and opened fire at an approaching truck as it slowed down. The truck was carrying mostly communal guards - security forces...
  • Legacy of Slain Monks of Tibhirine Recounted by Priest Who Was in Ill-fated Monastery

    03/28/2006 4:36:23 PM PST · by NYer · 209+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 28, 2006
    Last Testament of Victim Prior Blesses Murderers TIBHIRINE, Algeria, MARCH 28, 2006 ( A friend of the prior of the Trappist monks of Tibhirine is trying to stir interest in the spiritual legacy of those men who were murdered a decade ago. On the night of March 26-27, 1996, some 20 gunmen invaded the Monastery of Notre Dame of Atlas in Tibhirine and kidnapped its seven Trappist monks, of French nationality. A month later, Djamel Zitouni, leader of the Armed Islamic Groups, claimed responsibility for the kidnappings and proposed an exchange of prisoners to France. The following month, a second...

    11/18/2005 12:13:48 PM PST · by aculeus · 15 replies · 2,298+ views
    adnkronosInternational ^ | November 18, 2005 | AKI
    Brescia and Naples, 18 Nov. (AKI) - The three Algerians detained on Tuesday in the Italian cities of Brescia and Naples were planning a massive terror attack - "on a ship as big as the Titanic, packed with explosives" - that aimed to kill "at least 10,000 people", as well as an attack on "Italian citizens and interests" in Tunisia, according phone conversations between the three men, which Italian anti-terror police say they intercepted after al-Qaeda's deadly 7 July attacks on London and on the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. In their tapped phone conversations, Yamine Bouhrama, Mohamed...
  • Arabs invite Russia to Algiers summit

    03/22/2005 10:32:11 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 5 replies · 230+ views
    New Kerala ^ | March 21
    [World News]: MOSCOW, March 21 : Russia has accepted an invitation to attend the Arab summit meeting in Algiers Tuesday, Interfax news agency reported. Algeria, which will host the summit, invited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov to attend, the news agency said. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday Russia welcomed the opportunity to take part in the inter-Arab summit. "Russia welcomes the Algerian forum and sincerely wishes success to its delegates who will discuss current problems in the Middle East and North Africa, including the peace settlement between Arab countries and Israel, the situation in Iraq,...
  • Going Third World, à la Française

    11/02/2004 9:47:35 PM PST · by forty_years · 410+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 3, 2004 | Elie Kedourie
    Editors' preface: A noted historian of the Middle East has said the following about the legacy of scholars who devoted their careers to the study of the region: The giants of the recent past tend to be largely forgotten as soon as they are dead if not before, especially if what they have written isn't what is now considered fashionable or central … They are criticized when they are in error, but their achievements are forgotten.[1] While this is largely true in the English-speaking countries, it is not true in France, where a few French "giants" of Islamic and Arab...
  • Does Torture Work? (Battle of Algiers)

    06/21/2004 9:18:48 AM PDT · by Stone Mountain · 67 replies · 725+ views
    Salon ^ | Darius Rejali
    Does torture work? The French military's use of torture in Algeria is often cited as a success story. But the real story is more complex. By Darius Rejali June 21, 2004 | Torture apologists point to one powerful example to counter all the arguments against torture: the Battle of Algiers. In 1956, the Algerian FLN (National Liberation Front) began a terrorist bombing campaign in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, killing many innocent civilians. In 1957, Gen. Jacques Massu and the French government began a counterinsurgency campaign in Algiers using torture. As English military theorist Brian Crozier put it, "By such...
  • Algerians vote in new-look presidential election

    04/08/2004 12:17:33 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 4 replies · 212+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 04/08/2004 | AFP
    ALGIERS (AFP) - Algerians began voting in an optimistic atmosphere in what many see as a genuine -- and unprecedented -- democratic election pitting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika against his former right-hand man, Ali Benflis, and four other rivals. "If it goes well we can say democracy has taken off in Algeria," said 65-year-old Omar Belhousse after casting his ballot in Algiers. Ticking off a list of firsts for the north African country, he said: "It's the first time we've had the freedom to express our will, it's the first time the opposition is really expressing itself. It's the first time...
  • French Lesson [The Battle of Algiers]

    01/24/2004 1:02:15 PM PST · by ex-snook · 10 replies · 256+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2-2-04 | Steve Sailer
    February 2, 2004 issueCopyright © 2004 The American Conservative  French Lesson  The Battle of Algiers  By Steve SailerThe Pentagon’s special-operations chiefs screened the once-famous 1965 film “The Battle of Algiers” last August, inspiring its timely re-release in selected theatres this month. Produced by arch-terrorist Saadi Yacef (who played himself) and directed by the Italian Communist Gillo Pontecorvo, this favorite of the old New Left recounts with remarkably dispassionate (if selective) accuracy one of France’s many military victories on its road to losing the 1954-1962 Algerian war of independence. Ultimately, the 132-year-old settlement of one million “pied noir” Europeans was driven...
  • Italian police arrest six in crackdown on Islamist cell

    06/25/2003 12:40:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 262+ views
    Yahoo News - AFP ^ | Tuesday June 24, 10:53 PM | AFP
    Tuesday June 24, 22:53 PM Italian police arrest six in crackdown on Islamist cell Italy's financial police launched a major swoop on an Islamist group said to have ties to the al-Qaeda network, raiding dozens of sites around Milan and arresting six for allegedly financing and abetting a terrorist organisation.In an operation unleashed at dawn, 170 officers searched around 40 sites including a mosque in the northern region of Lombardy, police said Tuesday.Five Tunisians and an imam, or religious leader, of Moroccan origin were arrested. A seventh Tunisian was also sought but is probably already imprisoned in Tunisia, police added.They...
  • Missing Tourists held by Islamists

    04/29/2003 11:24:08 AM PDT · by Angelus Errare · 18 replies · 218+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 29, 2003 | Giles Tremlett
    Algeria has made an important breakthrough in its search for 31 missing European tourists with the discovery of one of their vehicles and confirmation from a senior army official that they are in the hands of more than a dozen Islamists. The tourists have been separated into two groups and are being held in canyons and gullies near the town of Illizi, which lies near the Libyan border some 900 miles south-east of Algiers, a senior security official told the French newspaper Le Monde yesterday. The 15 Germans, 10 Austrians, four Swiss, a Dutchman and a Swede who, while travelling...
  • Algiers on the track of terror (Interpol installs system to track terrorists across the world)

    02/28/2003 4:03:02 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 276+ views
    News 24 ^ | Februari 27 2003 | Sapa-AP
    Algiers - Interpol's new global communications system to track terrorists across the world will soon be operational in Algeria, the international police agency's chief said in an interview on Thursday. Interpol head Ronald Noble told daily El Moudjahid that the tracking system "will help Algeria combat (terrorism) more effectively". Noble, who ended a two-day visit to the conflict-ridden North African nation on Wednesday, said the device should be up and working by April. He said it would be entirely financed by Interpol. He said Algerian authorities had provided extensive information about the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, or GSPC,...
  • The Terrorist Within - The story behind one man's holy war against America

    06/24/2002 12:14:10 AM PDT · by ppaul · 8 replies · 388+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 6/24/02 | Hal Bernton, Mike Carter, David Heath and James Neff
    This is the tale of how a footloose, unfocused Algerian boy, son of a war hero, evolved into a terrorist. How he planned an attack against Americans on the eve of the new millennium. How he nearly got away with it. And how, since Sept. 11, he has been one of the U.S. government’s best resources in the war on terror. Algerian Ahmed Ressam was captured on Dec. 14, 1999, in Port Angeles, Wash., on his way to detonate a bomb at the Los Angeles International Airport.THE MAIN CHARACTERS Several people in this story are key to understanding the roots...