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  • Aya Hijazi: Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says. "I just asked".

    04/21/2017 1:41:27 PM PDT · by johnk · 33 replies
    KMOV ^ | Updated: Apr 21, 2017 4:30 PM EDT | By JULIE PACE
    <p>Aya Hijazi, 30, and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, returned to the Washington area Thursday. She met Friday with Trump in the Oval Office.</p> <p>Trump had hosted Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House at the beginning of this month. The two leaders discussed the case at the time.</p>
  • Trump administration negotiates US prisoner release in Egypt: report

    04/20/2017 8:18:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | April 20, 2017 | John Bowden
    A U.S. charity worker returned home after President Trump and aides quietly worked to secure her release from from an Egyptian jail after nearly three years, according to the Washington Post. Aya Hijazi, a U.S. citizen, her Egyptian husband Mohamed Hassanein and four other humanitarian workers were freed after weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiation by the Trump administration.
  • Prisoners' family: Trump 'personally' engaged Egypt to save aid workers

    04/20/2017 8:37:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    An American woman and her Egyptian husband who had been imprisoned by the Egyptian government for three years arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland late Thursday and will visit President Trump at the White House on Friday. Aya Hijazi and Mohamed Hassanein were among the group of six aid workers who were locked up in 2014 over allegations of child abuse and trafficking charges. After years of failed negotiations by the Obama administration, a family member of the couple credited Trump with "personally" stepping in to free him and his wife, as well as the four others....
  • Freed Egyptian American Prisoner Returns Home Following Trump Intervention

    04/20/2017 8:40:18 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 20, 2017
    An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States late Thursday after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release. President Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Trump dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family to Washington. Hijazi, who...
  • Alleged al-Qaida Aide Said to Fake Death

    01/01/2006 11:42:35 PM PST · by ncountylee · 7 replies · 460+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | 01/02/06 | SELCAN HACAOGLU
    Alleged al-Qaida Operative Wanted for Bombings in Turkey Said to Elude Officials by Faking Death ISTANBUL, Turkey - An alleged al-Qaida operative accused of serving as a key link between the group's leaders and suicide bombers hid his tracks so well that even fellow militants thought he was dead. Loa'i Mohammad Haj Bakr al-Saqa, wanted by Turkey for 2003 bombings in Istanbul that killed 58 people, is said to have eluded intelligence services by using an array of fake IDs, employing aliases even with his al-Qaida contacts and finally faking his death in Fallujah, Iraq, in late 2004. The Syrian...
  • Hannity Played the Sheila Macvicar 1999 ABC News Report: TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR

    10/08/2004 5:29:04 PM PDT · by christie · 18 replies · 2,329+ views
    Hannity and Radio America ^ | January 14, 1999 | ABC News
    . Sean played this segment of the TV show TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR which is available on an MP3 file. http://www.radioamerica.org/audio/MR_ABC-Osama-Hussein-connections.mp3This was part of a "Crime and Justice" show originally aired January 14, 1999 on ABC News with John Miller, John McWethy, Sheila Macvica, and Cynthi McFadden. Here is the transcript of the segment on the MP3. This is just a small portion of the show. In Germany, Mamdouh Salim, alleged to be a key military advisor and believed to be privy to bin Laden's most secret projects, is also apprehended. The U.S. government alleges he was under secret...
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • Newsweek's "Case"-Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball get the Osama-Saddam memo wrong.

    11/20/2003 11:19:56 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 15 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...
  • AP: Administration Freed Terror Suspect

    06/02/2004 3:11:19 PM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 15 replies · 127+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/3/04
    AP: Administration Freed Terror Suspect By JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh was No. 27 on the FBI (news - web sites)'s list of terror suspects after Sept. 11. He trained in Afghanistan (news - web sites)'s militant camps, sent money to a roommate convicted in a foiled plot to bomb a hotel and boasted to an informant about plans to blow up a fuel truck inside a New York tunnel, FBI documents allege. The Bush administration set him free — to Syria — even though prosecutors had sought to bring criminal cases against him and judges...
  • DOSSIER OF (AMERICAN) SACRAMENTO STATE UNIV. STUDENT REPORTED KILLED IN YEMENI C.I.A. DRONE ATTACK

    11/07/2002 10:54:40 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 131 replies · 1,285+ views
    State Hornet Student Newspaper ^ | 27 November 2001 (Originally) | State Hornet Student Newspaper
    Original Article: Accused Terrorist on Trial in Jordan Attended Classes at Sac State; Initiation to Terrorism May Have Started in Sacramento, According to Published Reports. Layla Bohm State Hornet (Student Newspaper) November 27, 2001 Former Sacramento State student Raed Hijazi at his trial in Jordan Nov. 26. Hijazi pleaded innocent to nine charges stemming from a plot to execute terrorist attacks on America and Israel during Millenium celebrations in December 1999. Courtesy Photo/A He was a typical California student. Born in San Jose Dec. 3, 1968, Raed Hijazi eventually attended Sacramento City College, took a Sacramento State extension course...
  • U.S. concentrating forces near Syrian border

    04/16/2003 4:26:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 90 replies · 509+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2003 | unknown
    U.S. concentrating forces near Syrian border <!****************************Cut and Paste Headline Above*****************> SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMWednesday, April 16, 2003 <!********************Cut and Paste Article Below********************>The United States has bolstered its military presence near the Iraqi- Syrian border. U.S. officials said Central Command has ordered a buildup of assets in western Iraq. They said the buildup is centered at Al Rutba and includes M1A1 main battle tanks, AH-64A attack helicopters and A-10 ground-support fighter-jets. The U.S. move aims to prevent the escape of Iraqi leaders and nonconventional military assets to Syria. They said U.S. forces will also ensure that Arab foreign volunteers...
  • Lebanese National Charged in Terror Investigation

    06/25/2004 10:43:10 PM PDT · by Lijahsbubbe · 3 replies · 410+ views
    KARE 11 News ^ | June 25, 2004
    A federal judge in New York has ordered a Lebanese national transferred to Minneapolis to face two counts of making false statements to federal investigators. The U.S. attorney's office in Minneapolis says Mohamad Kamal Elzahabi is charged with lying about his role in sending radio and communications equipment to Pakistan and elsewhere. He's also accused of lying about his role in helping another person illegally obtain a Massachusetts driver's license. That person was later convicted in Jordan in a bombing plot. The charges revealed Friday deal only with accusations of lying — not with the underlying crimes Elzahabi allegedly lied...
  • Yemeni killed in CIA strike tied to alleged N.Y. cell

    11/09/2002 7:02:32 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 22 replies · 412+ views
    USA Today / AP ^ | 11/9/2002 | Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A Yemeni-American killed in a CIA airstrike in Yemen has links to alleged members of the al-Qaeda cell in suburban Buffalo, that was raided by U.S. authorities in September, a U.S. government official said Friday.</p> <p>The man, identified by Yemeni officials as Ahmed Hijazi, is a U.S. citizen, U.S. and Yemeni officials said on condition of anonymity.</p>
  • Only 18% of Intel Still Says NO TIES; pt2/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:45:02 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 7 replies · 1,466+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9/25/06 | Scott Malensek
    the Phase II report says: “The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which is leading the exploitation effort of documents (DocEx) uncovered in Iraq, told Committee staff that 120 million plus pages of documents that were recovered in Iraq have received an initial review for intelligence information. As of January 2006, 34 million pages have been translated and summarized to some extent and are available to analysts in an Intelligence Community database.” pg 62/400 And while that might mislead people into thinking that the assessments made are full and complete, it isn’t until later in the report that a little caveat is...
  • Is Saddam a Liar?; pt3/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:41:51 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 10 replies · 1,149+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 090911 | Scott Malensek
    Many of the quasi-conclusions are based largely on claims of innocence from Saddam Hussein, “a top official in Saddam’s government, Abid Hamid Mahmoud al-Kattab al-Tikriti,” Tariq Aziz and Faruq Hijazi. These are 4/7 of the primary players in any involvement or potential involvement between Saddam’s regime and al Qaeda. The other 3 primary players are Mohammed al-Douri (He is Saddam’s VP/muscle man/Thug-In-Charge who remains at large. He is also suspected of being the primary source for most of a large portion of the insurgency and most reports place him as directing operations from inside Syria). The last 2 primary players...
  • There Are No Jihadis in Iraq; pt4/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:37:31 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 4 replies · 1,043+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9/25/06 | Scott Malensek
    As soldiers and Marines by the hundreds of thousands return home from Iraq they are telling their stories. They are telling family and friends of what they saw and of who they fought. They are writing books that tell of their experiences. Amazon.com is full of them. They have fought and lived through a dramatic and on-going historical event. To them it is real-not politics and so they tell the truth. They describe an invasion and an occupation where Islamic extremists and Iraqi thugs are the enemy. They tell tales of a fight against terrorists; people who rammed cars filled...
  • BUSH LIED; pt1/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/25/2006 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 23 replies · 2,311+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9/25/06 | Scott Malensek
    How many times have we heard members of the media say, “We know now that there were no ties between Saddam and Al Qaeda”? Typically, people make this claim based on any combination of four sources: President Bush’s 9/17/03 statement, Sec. Powell’s 1/8/04 statement, the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report of 7/22/04 or the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s (SSCI) report on Pre-war Iraq intelligence reports: 7/7/04. Yet, in each of these cases, the very quotations that opponents of the war in Iraq point towards as definitive claims of “no ties” are only half quotes. When they refer to President Bush’s...
  • IRAQ: FORMER PM (ALLAWI) REVEALS SECRET SERVICE DATA ON BIRTH OF AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ it)

    05/19/2006 7:14:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 43 replies · 3,170+ views
    AKI | May 23, 2005 | AKI
    Baghdad, 23 May (AKI) - The number two of the al-Qaeda network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, visited Iraq under a false name in September 1999 to take part in the ninth Popular Islamic Congress, former Iraqi premier Iyad Allawi has revealed to pan-Arab daily al-Hayat. In an interview, Allawi made public information discovered by the Iraqi secret service in the archives of the Saddam Hussein regime, which sheds light on the relationship between Saddam Hussein and the Islamic terrorist network. He also said that both al-Zawahiri and Jordanian militant al-Zarqawi probably entered Iraq in the same period. "Al-Zawahiri was summoned by Izza...
  • FBI: Terror Suspect Plotted Fuel Attack

    06/03/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Allan · 7 replies · 363+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 3, 2004 | John Solomon
    FBI: Terror suspect plotted fuel attackAl-Marabh planned to blow up tunnelJail informant reported `martyr' bid JOHN SOLOMONASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh, who ran a print shop with his uncle in Toronto, plotted to steal a fuel tanker truck and blow it up in one of the heavily travelled tunnels between New Jersey and Manhattan, FBI documents allege. Al-Marabh, 36, was arrested Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. His arrest prompted an RCMP raid of his uncle's copy shop on Charles St. in Toronto. The U.S. deported him...
  • Prague Revisited: The evidence of an Iraq/al-Qaida connection hasn't gone away [FLASHBACK]

    08/24/2005 4:58:53 PM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies · 1,347+ views
    Slate ^ | Nov. 19, 2003 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The background: On April 21, 2001, the CIA's liaison officer at the U.S. Embassy in Prague was briefed by the Czech counterintelligence service (known by its Czech acronym, BIS) about an extraordinary development in a spy case that concerned both the United States and the Czech Republic. The subject of the briefing was Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani, the consul at Iraq's embassy in Prague. .... So when al-Ani replaced Salim at the Iraq Embassy in Prague in 1999, both the United States and the Czech Republic wanted him closely watched in case he had a similar assignment. The BIS...