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  • Al Qaeda's Hidden Roots

    09/25/2006 2:55:48 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 43 replies · 1,203+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 25, 2006 | By Laurie Mylroie
    Al Qaeda's Hidden Roots By Laurie Mylroie The American Spectator | September 25, 2006 Cyrus Nowrasteh, scriptwriter for ABC's docudrama The Path to 9/11, defends the film's controversial, invented scenes, noting that the first attack on the World Trade Center occurred one month after Bill Clinton took office, and eight years passed in which Clinton did little to thwart the growing menace. Nowrasteh makes a crucial point, but it is not necessary to resort to fiction. Our understanding of the terrorist attacks -- going back to the 1993 Trade Center bombing -- has become loaded with errors obscuring Clinton's fecklessness....
  • U.S. Won't Seek Death Penalty for Suspect in Embassy Blasts

    10/06/2009 2:43:48 PM PDT · by topfile · 47 replies · 2,793+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Benjamin Weiser
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has decided not to seek the death penalty against a former Guantánamo detainee who was ordered by President Obama to face trial in a civilian court in New York. Mr. Holder communicated the decision to federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday, and they in turn informed the federal judge who is presiding in the case. “You are authorized and directed not to seek the death penalty against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani,” Mr. Holder wrote to Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Ghailani faces federal charges of conspiring...
  • The KSM Photo Round-Up

    09/09/2009 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 1,197+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Thursday, September 10th, 2009 at 3:25 am | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "How Did the Posting of the Photos Actually Play Out? 1. At some point in July 2009, International Red Cross delegates photographed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his nephew, Ammar al-Baluchi. These photos were taken as part of a service that the ICRC has provided to at least the 107 detainees at Guantanamo who opted in. The service includes provide their families with photographed evidence that the detainee is alive and not being mistreated. 2. Specifically, each detainee selects their two favorite poses and print copies of those photographs along with a note from the ICRC are transmitted by 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...
  • Profile of suspected al Qaeda operative nabbed in Pakistan (info about Foopie)

    08/04/2004 8:13:05 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 10 replies · 651+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | August 03, 2004 | By LISA HOFFMAN
    - Ahmed Khalifan Ghailani, a/k/a "Foopie," is a diminutive Tanzanian with an Uzbeki wife, six children and a deep hatred of America and Western culture in general. A devout Muslim who plays a mean game of soccer but never learned to drive a car, Ghailani is also believed to be a key al Qaeda player who U.S. agents think is involved in a percolating terror plot aimed at disrupting America's upcoming elections. He had a $25 million price on his head as the FBI's No. 7 most-wanted terrorist - the same amount as the bounty for the capture of Osama...
  • Dutch commandos kill 18 in Afghanistan

    07/21/2006 9:59:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,024+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/06 | Mike Cooper - ap
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch commandos killed 18 enemy fighters who set up positions in rugged hills overlooking a Dutch camp in southern Afghanistan, the country's military chief said Friday. There were no Dutch casualties during a 10-day mission. "If we had not done something then our soldiers could have come under fire and the construction of our camp could have been hindered," Gen. Dick Berlijn, commander of the Dutch armed forces, told reporters in The Hague. Berlijn said the Taliban fighters were massing on terrain on both sides of the Baluchi Valley, about 6 miles north of where Dutch...
  • Al Qaeda Agent's 9/11 Role Comes Into Focus

    05/21/2006 7:52:57 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 9 replies · 1,058+ views
    LAT ^ | May 21, 2006 | Richard A. Serrano
    Ammar al-Baluchi, once considered a bit player, is alleged to have served as trainer and banker for several of the hijackers. Until recently, Ammar al-Baluchi was considered a peripheral player in Al Qaeda, a functionary who made travel arrangements and wired money for terrorists. But new government disclosures place Baluchi in a larger role in the Sept. 11 preparations and rank him No. 4 among the conspirators captured by U.S. forces after the 2001 terrorist attacks. Indeed, investigators say he was instrumental in acquiring a Boeing 747 flight simulator and a Boeing 767 flight-deck video for the hijackers to practice...
  • Pakistani wins ruling in terror trial

    11/08/2005 12:10:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 349+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/07/05 | ap - New York
    NEW YORK - A Pakistani man can use statements from al-Qaida prisoners to defend himself against charges alleging he agreed to help terrorists sneak into the United States, but he won't be allowed to call Khalid Sheik Mohammed or two other al-Qaida operatives as witnesses, a judge ruled Monday. Uzair Paracha's lawyer said it would be the first time al-Qaida prisoners' statements would be used before a jury since the 2001 terrorist attacks. "The statements completely contradict the government's theory of the case," said the attorney, Anthony Ricco. Opening statements in Paracha's trial are expected as early as Wednesday. U.S....
  • Pakistan Nets Two Relatives of Sept. 11 Mastermind (related to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed)

    06/15/2004 7:26:53 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 10 replies · 223+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-15-04 | Amir Zia
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan said Tuesday that two suspected militants arrested in the past few days were related to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged brains behind al Qaeda's attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Police arrested ten suspects in the southern port city of Karachi over the weekend, and ministers say one of them had a million dollar reward on his head. "We have arrested Mosaib al Baluchi. He is a nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. There is a reward of a million dollars on him from the Americans," Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat told Reuters...