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  • (GITMO Inmate Ramzi Binalshibh) 9/11 Defendant Outraged Over Lack of Olives, Honey in His Meals

    08/22/2013 7:58:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    MSN.com ^ | August 21, 2013 | msn now
    <p>Oh, pity poor 9/11 defendant Ramzi Binalshibh. The man implicated in the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans and currently imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay angrily told a judge that during a pre-trial hearing that "there are big problems with the food that was provided — it is a form of psychological torture." Binalshibh's specific complaint? That the government was withholding "condiments such as olives and honey." Binalshibh is accused of having helped finance the 9/11 attackers as well as coordinating their flight training.</p>
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • From the files of Terror Inc

    08/16/2004 3:02:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 571 replies · 7,393+ views
    theaustralian.news.com.au ^ | August 14, 2004 | Alan Cullison
    The September11 terror attacks in the US were staged to overcome disunity in al-Qa'ida, confidential computer records reveal. Alan Cullison reports on what happened after his laptop was wrecked while he was covering the combat in Afghanistan IN the autumn of 2001, I was one of scores of journalists who ventured into northern Afghanistan to write about the US-assisted war against the Taliban. After losing use of my computer in an accident, I scrawled stories by candlelight with a ballpoint pen and read dispatches to my editors at The Wall Street Journal over a satellite phone. When the Taliban's defences...
  • AP Exclusive: CIA whisked detainees from Gitmo

    08/10/2010 8:15:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 23 replies · 5+ views
    AP ^ | 8-9-10 | AP
    Four of the nation's most highly valued terrorist prisoners were secretly moved to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2003, years earlier than has been disclosed, then were whisked back into overseas prisons before the Supreme Court could give them access to lawyers, The Associated Press has learned. The transfer allowed the U.S. to interrogate the detainees in CIA "black sites" for two more years without allowing them to speak with attorneys or human rights observers or challenge their detention in U.S. courts. Had they remained at the Guantanamo Bay prison for just three more months, they would have been afforded those...
  • Germany’s Imam Mamoun Darkazanli: Al-Qaeda's Alleged Financier and Logistician

    08/28/2010 12:52:03 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/2010 | Derek Henry Flood
    Police in Hamburg shut down the notorious al-Quds mosque, renamed the Taiba mosque in 2008, led by German-Syrian national and voluntary imam Mamoun Darkazanli. Darkazanli (a.k.a. Abu Ilyas al-Suri) has been a suspected al-Qaeda operative, primarily as a financier and logistician, in the European Union for close to two decades. Long active in al-Qaeda circles, Darkazanli first surfaced on the radar of Western intelligence agencies when he purportedly helped procure a cargo ship named “Jennifer” for Osama bin Laden as early as 1993 (Hamburger Abendblatt, October 16, 2004). Germany’s Bundeskriminalamt (BKA- Federal Criminal Police Office) admitted that it had been...
  • Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk

    08/17/2010 2:29:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/2010
    The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspected terrorists. The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining recordings made within the clandestine prison system. The tapes depict Binalshibh’s interrogation sessions at a Moroccan-run facility the CIA used near Rabat in 2002, several current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the recordings remain a closely...
  • Poor Decisions Haunting In Al-Awlaki Case

    03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 373+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    Last October, the Yemeni government came to the CIA with a request: Could the agency collect intelligence that might help target the network of a U.S.-born al-Qaida recruiter named Anwar al-Awlaki? What happened next is haunting, in light of subsequent events. The CIA concluded that it could not assist the Yemenis in locating al-Awlaki for a possible capture operation. The primary reason was that the agency lacked specific evidence that he threatened the lives of Americans — which is the threshold for any capture-or-kill operation against a U.S. citizen. The Yemenis also wanted U.S. Special Forces' help in pursuing al-Awlaki;...
  • Military Commission Charges Withdrawn In Sept. 11 Case

    01/28/2010 10:06:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies · 890+ views
    DEFENSE.gov - Release No. 060-010 ^ | January 22, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 060-010 January 22, 2010 Military Commission Charges Withdrawn In Sept. 11 Case The Defense Department announced today that the convening authority for Military Commissions withdrew and dismissed the charges, without prejudice, against the five detainees charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. This action comes in light of the announcement by the attorney general of the United States that the Department of Justice intends to pursue a prosecution of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Walid Bin Attash, Ramzi Bin al Shibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi, in...
  • Source: 9/11 Terror Detainees Face Trial in N.Y.

    11/13/2009 3:48:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 91 replies · 3,135+ views
    (AP) via FOXNEWS.com ^ | Friday, November 13, 2009 | n/a
    Source: 9/11 Terror Detainees Face Trial in N.Y. Friday, November 13, 2009 WASHINGTON — Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official said Friday. The official said Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce the decision later in the morning. The official is not authorized to discuss the decision before the announcement, so spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Ali Al-Marri Indicted for Providing Material Support to Al-Qaeda

    02/27/2009 3:44:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 902+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | February 27, 2009 | n/a
    February 27, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/February/09-ag-177.html Ali Al-Marri Indicted for Providing Material Support to Al-Qaeda WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in the Central District of Illinois has returned a two-count indictment charging Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, 43, with providing material support to al-Qaeda and conspiring with others to provide material support to al-Qaeda, Attorney General Eric Holder announced today. The indictment was returned yesterday and unsealed this morning. If convicted, al-Marri, a dual national of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, faces a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment for each count of the indictment. “This...
  • Gitmo defendants "PROUD" of 9/11 attacks [states Ramzi Binalshibh in court today]

    01/19/2009 6:27:52 PM PST · by Velveeta · 25 replies · 968+ views
    CBS 12 ^ | 1/19/2009 | Liz Quirantes
    Two of the five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks offered unapologetic admissions of guilt Monday in a sometimes chaotic - and possibly final - session of the Guantanamo war crimes court. The hearings, scheduled over several days, could be the last at Guantanamo, since President-elect Barack Obama has said he would close the offshore prison at the U.S. base in Cuba and many expect him to suspend the military tribunals and order new trials in the U.S. Ramzi Binalshibh and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed architect of the terrorist attacks, casually admitted guilt during a series of...
  • Osama's Best Friend: The further connections between al Qaeda and Saddam

    10/25/2003 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 22 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...
  • The laughing 9/11 bombers

    09/30/2006 4:33:11 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 2,910+ views
    Exclusive film of suicide pilots at Bin Laden’s HQ See the video live from noon today (Link to front page) FILM of the ringleader of the September 11 hijackers reading his “martyrdom” will inside Afghanistan at Osama Bin Laden’s headquarters has emerged five years after the Al-Qaeda outrage. It is the first time that a videotape has appeared of Mohammed Atta — who flew an American Airlines plane into the north tower of the World Trade Center — at a training camp in Afghanistan. It fills in a significant gap in the timing of the build-up to the attacks on...
  • A Glimpse of Narcissistic Rage (Truth or Consequences)

    09/25/2006 4:10:59 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 321+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/25/06 | Purple Mountains
    Isn't it interesting that the same people infesting our intelligence agencies who have been trying to undermine President Bush for 5 1/2 years would now leak a document claiming our policies have increased terrorism and made us less safe at the same time as this performance by former President Clinton? Isn't it interesting that Nancy Pelosi would simultaneously make this statement: "Five years after 9/11, and Osama bin Laden is still free and not a single terrorist who planned 9/11 has been caught and brought to justice. President Bush should read the intelligence carefully before giving another misleading speech about...
  • FBI Agents Say Phone Records Link Illinois Student to Sept. 11 Terrorists

    03/20/2002 3:41:59 PM PST · by TheOtherOne · 69 replies · 1,269+ views
    Associated Press | AP-ES-03-20-02 1918EST | By Mike Robinson
    FBI Agents Say Phone Records Link Illinois Student to Sept. 11 TerroristsBy Mike Robinson Associated Press WriterPublished: Mar 20, 2002 CHICAGO (AP) - FBI agents searching telephone records have linked a 36-year-old Illinois student to the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon, according to newly unsealed court papers. Ali Salem Kahlah Al-Marri has not been charged with any role in the Sept. 11 attacks and his lawyer, Richard Jasper Jr., questioned the link. Al-Marri was arrested Jan. 28 and is being held in New York on a federal charge of unlawful possession of more than 15 credit...
  • Daniel Pearl and the body of evidence

    01/07/2006 10:16:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1,088+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | January 7, 2006 | B Raman
    Every year, as we enter a New Year, my mind goes back to Daniel Pearl, the Mumbai-based American correspondent of Wall Street Journal, who met with a brutal end to his young life during a visit to Karachi in January 2002 to enquire, inter alia, into the suspected Pakistani links of international jihadi terrorists. In his keenness to find out the truth, Pearl fell into a treacherous trap laid by a mixed group of Pakistani terrorists belonging to different organisations and orchestrated by Omar Sheikh, a British resident of Pakistani origin, who had participated in the so-called jihad against the...
  • Pouting Spooks Leak to ABC News

    12/05/2005 7:24:38 PM PST · by Venator · 29 replies · 633+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | December 5, 2005 | JDZ
    ABC News is reporting that Current and former CIA officers speaking to ABC News on the condition of confidentiality say the United States scrambled to get all the suspects off European soil before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived there today. The officers say 11 top al Qaeda suspects have now been moved to a new CIA facility in the North African desert. The disgrunted intelligence officers even disclosed an actual list of 12 high-value targets allegedly held by the CIA, and ABC is reporting it : Abu Zubaydah: Held first in Thailand then Poland Ibn Al-Shaykh al-Libi: Held in...
  • Able Danger: The Strange Spanish Interlude [Includes Link To His Daily Standard Column]

    08/25/2005 7:05:05 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 14 replies · 1,094+ views
    Captains Quarters ^ | August 25, 2005 | Edward Morrissey
    The 9/11 Commission claimed to have discounted the testimony of Captain Scott Phillpott in July 2004 on Able Danger specifically because of his assertion about when his team identified Mohammed Atta as a potential al-Qaeda terrorist in the United States. The official timeline for the Commission on Atta starts on June 3, 2000, when INS records the first of only three entries for Atta in Newark, New Jersey. Captain Phillpott insists that his team ID'd Atta in the US in January or February 2000, months earlier. I covered the timeline issues in my Daily Standard column and in my follow-up...
  • FBI: Man Who Couldn't Enter U.S. Believed to Be 20th Hijacker

    11/16/2001 1:21:40 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 128+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | Thursday, November 15, 2001
    <p>WASHINGTON — A worldwide manhunt is on for a Yemeni man who was supposed to be the 20th hijacker on Sept. 11.</p> <p>Ramzi Omar, also known as Ramsi Binalshibh, is believed to have intended to be part of the terror team that hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania.</p>
  • Investigators seek alleged 20th hijacker

    11/16/2001 1:21:40 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 121+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, November 15, 2001
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) --U.S. investigators believe that a man being sought by German authorities in connection with the September 11 terrorist attacks was the intended 20th hijacker, sources told CNN Thursday.</p> <p>The man, Ramzi Binalshibh, also known as Ramzi Omar, is the focus of a worldwide manhunt. Sources said he tried to enter the United States several times with the help of Mohamed Atta -- a key figure among the alleged hijackers -- but never gained entry.</p>
  • Germans Uncovered Iraqi Spy Ring During 9/11 Planning (9/11 Commission Omission)

    08/16/2005 9:44:09 PM PDT · by Stellar Dendrite · 105 replies · 4,986+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | 8-17-05 | Captain Ed
    The Daily Standard has just published my latest column, which reveals to those who missed my earlier post on the arrests of two Iraqi spies in Heidelberg during February 2001. The discovery of these agents, especially given the time frame, should set off warning bells about potentially devastating connections to the 9/11 plot: In the years following the 9/11 attacks, there has been much argument about the nature of Saddam Hussein's connections to terror. How could the U.S. government and the 9/11 Commission fail to consider this, given the other activity occurring in Germany during this period: * Mohammed Atta...
  • Who's Who on the 9/11 "Independent" Commission?

    08/11/2005 2:17:27 PM PDT · by Bronc1 · 14 replies · 2,158+ views
    Independent Media TV ^ | July 21, 2003 | Michael Chossudovsky
    According to The New York Times (8 July 2003): "the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 terror attacks said today that its work was being hampered by the failure of executive branch agencies, especially the Pentagon and the Justice Department, to respond quickly to requests for documents and testimony." Several alternative media have joined the bandwagon. George W. Bush is accused of obstructing the investigation...Former Jersey governor Thomas Kean, the commission's chairman is presented as an honest and uncompromising individual, who is courageously confronting the US government: "Without greater cooperation, Kean said, ''we cannot do the job we are supposed...
  • Quick - google Dietrich Snell. Explains a lot about AttaGate.

    08/11/2005 1:40:02 PM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 260 replies · 8,947+ views
    google ^ | epluribus_2
    don't have time to elaborate - see for yourself. This guy was the one Able Danger team briefed who decided it was not worthy of inclusion into the 9/11 report or even to the ears of comittee members since it did not fit their conclusions about Atta. THIS NEEDS TO P*O*P!
  • Berg, Moussaoui and the OK bombing ties

    05/28/2004 8:10:06 PM PDT · by antonia · 38 replies · 3,499+ views
    http://inn.globalfreepress.com/ ^ | 2004/5/24 1:23:12 | By Ewing2001
    The links between Nick Berg and Zacarias Moussaoui, once described as the 20th hijacker of 9/11, opened now room for new speculations, if there are deeper ties between the OKC Bombing'95 and 9/11, than thought before. Apparently Berg knew also Moussaoui's roomates. One of them was Mujahid Menepta, who is connected to both 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1995 OKC bombing. But Menepta wasn't arrested in Summer 2001, when Moussaoui got caught. The FBI waited until after Sep11th.Why?Berg, Moussaoui and the OK bombing tieshttp://inn.globalfreepress.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=269 By Ewing20012004/5/24 On May 18th, 2004, according to Newsmax, Nick Berg's family insisted that...
  • U.S. Pledges to Share Evidence as 9/11 Retrial Begins in Germany

    08/10/2004 3:07:48 PM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 588+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2004 | MARK LANDLER
    HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 10 — A German court today began a retrial of Mounir el-Motassadeq, the only person convicted of involvement in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with the disclosure that the United States will for the first time share evidence about the plot. Mr. Motassadeq's conviction was thrown out in March by an appeals court, which said that critical evidence had been withheld by American authorities. After having been sentenced to 15 years in prison, Mr. Motassadeq was freed in April. The decision by the United States to offer limited cooperation to the Germans introduces a combustible element to...
  • September 11 organiser wanted to train in the Netherlands

    08/18/2004 8:43:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | August 18 2004
    A Dutch television programme claims one of the organisers of the September 11 terrorist attacks looked into the possibility of taking flying lessons in the Netherlands. Yemeni national Ramzi Binalshibh, who is now in prison in the United States, met with the director of a Dutch flying school, who advised him to take lessons in the US because it was less expensive there. The pilot of the second plane to crash into the World Trade Centre also spent some time in the Netherlands. He is believed to have participated in Islamic seminars in Eindhoven.
  • Iraqi official at 9-11 plot meeting: U.S. finds documents tying Saddam's man to al-Qaida

    05/27/2004 11:28:26 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 839+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 27, 2004
    Recently translated documents captured by U.S. forces provide new evidence of a direct link between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Rosters of officers in Saddam's Fedayeen list Lt. Col. Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who was present at the January 2000 al-Qaida "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9-11 attacks were planned, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fedayeen was the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday, which was deployed to do much of the regime's dirty work. The U.S. has never been sure Shakir was at the Kuala...
  • Man Trying To Buy Car Finds Out 9/11 Terrorist Took ID

    04/21/2004 3:35:45 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 39 replies · 489+ views
    KETV ^ | 4/21/04 | N/A
    A young man went in to buy a car and realized he had been mistakenly identified as a terrorist. Ryan Allen (pictured, left), 19, turned up on a government list that includes Osama bin Laden and members of al-Qaida. Allen wanted to buy a new Chevrolet Cavalier. He filled out the paperwork at a Kansas City dealership and then the results of the credit bureau check came back. "I filled out the credit thing. I'm probably sitting there an hour ... hour and a half," Allen said. But the dealership's manager came back with what Allen thought was an odd...
  • ***Operation Infinite Freedom - Situation Room - 16 JUN 03/Day 89***

    06/15/2003 9:08:34 PM PDT · by null and void · 117 replies · 527+ views
    Everywhere TexKat goes, or Ragtime Cowgirl transcribes... | 16 JUN 03 | null and void
    Operation Infinite Freedom Link to the previous thread Good Morning. Welcome to the daily thread of Operation Infinite Freedom - Situation Room. It is designed for general conversation about the ongoing war on terror, and the related events of the day. In addition to the ongoing conversations related to terrorism and our place in it's ultimate defeat, this thread is a clearinghouse of links to War On Terrorism threads. This allows us to stay abreast of the situation in general, while also providing a means of obtaining specific information and mutual support.
  • World's Only 9/11 Convict Wins Retrial

    03/04/2004 1:55:26 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 160+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 04 2004 | GEIR MOULSON/AP
    KARLSRUHE, Germany - The only person in the world convicted in the Sept. 11 attacks won a retrial Thursday after an appeals court faulted Washington for refusing to allow testimony from a key al-Qaida captive. The Federal Criminal Court overturned the conviction of Mounir el Motassadeq, a Moroccan, leaving German prosecutors with little to show for their efforts to pursue suspects who may have belonged to the Hamburg cell that included three of the suicide hijackers. A month ago, el Motassadeq's friend Abdelghani Mzoudi was acquitted of identical charges of giving logistical aid to the cell. Relatives of Sept. 11...
  • Germany Won't Send Suspect Back to Jail

    12/23/2003 7:39:32 AM PST · by TexKat · 2 replies · 137+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/23/03 | GEIR MOULSON
    HAMBURG, Germany - A Moroccan charged with aiding a Hamburg al-Qaida cell that included three of the Sept. 11 hijackers can remain free while his trial continues, a court announced Tuesday, rejecting a request by prosecutors to return him to custody. The Hamburg state court freed Abdelghani Mzoudi on Dec. 11 after German federal investigators presented a statement quoting an unidentified informant as saying that only four people in Hamburg knew of the Sept. 11 plot — not including Mzoudi. Prosecutors lost a federal appeal against the decision Friday. On Tuesday, the Hamburg court said it had denied their second...
  • Saudi Official Met Sept. 11 Accomplice - Report Says Motassadeq Had Meeting With Diplomat

    12/16/2003 4:27:32 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 23 replies · 177+ views
    wsh sub reqd | 12/16/3
    BERLIN -- A Saudi diplomat met a member of the Hamburg, Germany, terrorist cell shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S., according to a confidential police report.The diplomat, Muhammed Fakihi, is said to have met Mounir el-Motassadeq when the 29-year-old Moroccan was contemplating fleeing Germany. A few days after the November meeting, Mr. Motassadeq was arrested. This year, he was convicted of accessory to murder in 3,066 cases and of membership in a terrorist organization. He is the only person world-wide to have been convicted for participating in the attacks.The alleged meeting is detailed in a two-page...
  • Bin Laden's role in 9/11 emerges (new info)

    11/05/2003 7:00:16 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 26 replies · 214+ views
    News.com (Australia) ^ | November 3rd, 2003 | Nick Fielding
    THE two main planners of the September 11 terrorist attacks have revealed details of Osama bin Laden's close involvement in organising the atrocity, according to leaked transcripts of their interrogations. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh, who were captured in Pakistan and are in US custody, have disclosed that bin Laden chose the pilots who flew the doomed jets and headed a committee that debated details of the attacks. The pair have filled in many of the gaps in knowledge about how the attacks were planned, and have named previously unknown co-conspirators and other fellow al-Qaeda members, according to...
  • Video shows 9/11 hijackers and plotters

    05/07/2003 10:13:03 PM PDT · by yonif · 7 replies · 373+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 8, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A wedding video shot in a Hamburg mosque has been broadcast for the first time and shows grainy scenes of Sept. 11 al-Qaida suicide pilots celebrating with other alleged plotters, possibly including suspects still not formally identified. The video of the October 1999 wedding of Said Bahaji being celebrated in a large room at the al Quds mosque suspected as a recruiting center for al-Qaida operatives has been in the hands of investigators since shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington. In the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks, the Bahaji wedding video provided investigators critical...
  • Moussaoui says he was planning for post-Sept. 11 operation

    05/14/2003 1:26:49 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 1 replies · 216+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | May 14, 2003 | Greg Gordon
    <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jailed Al-Qaida member Zacarias Moussaoui says he was part of a planned second-wave terrorist attack outside the United States after Sept. 11 2001, lawyers assisting him said in declassified documents made public Tuesday.</p> <p>The disclosure in papers unsealed by a federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., is the most detailed acknowledgment by Moussaoui that he was preparing to participate in an attack when he was detained in the Twin Cities on Aug. 16, 2001. He was taken into custody after arousing suspicious while learning to fly a jumbo jetliner at an Eagan flight school.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda suspect arrested in Italy

    04/11/2003 9:58:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies · 394+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 11 2003
    ITALIAN police have arrested a Moroccan accused of links to a top al-Qaeda operative seized in Pakistan by the FBI last year, prosecutors in Milan said late today. Milan magistrate Guido Salvini said Mohamed Daki, 38, with an address in the northern city of Reggio Emilia, was arrested on Sunday. According to the charge sheet, Daki had contacts with Ramzi Binalshibh, an alleged lieutenant of Osama bin Laden credited with planning the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Binalshibh was arrested in Pakistan on the anniversary of the attacks and brought to the United States to stand trial....
  • The Pakistani army's blue-eyed mullahs

    03/07/2003 11:41:16 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 232+ views
    Asia Times ^ | March 07 2003 | B Raman
    The confusion that prevailed in Pakistan following the arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, an alleged kingpin of al-Qaeda, has now somewhat cleared. Consequently, a more meaningful analysis is possible despite there still being some unanswered questions. The confusion gave rise to two kinds of speculation: He was killed during an encounter in Karachi on September 11, 2002 during which Ramzi Binalshibh, another al-Qaeda operative, was captured, and hence there had been a wrong identification. This has been proved wrong by his being handed over to US custody by Pakistani officials. He was actually captured on September 11, 2002, but the...
  • Official: Key Al Qaeda Suspect Still in Pakistan

    03/02/2003 8:45:05 AM PST · by Tunehead54 · 20 replies · 347+ views
    Yahoo News (Reuters) ^ | 3./2/2003 | Reuters
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) Pakistan's interior minister denied reports on Sunday that suspected September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had been handed over to the United States and said he was still in Pakistan. President Pervez Musharraf's spokesman Rashid Qureshi also said Mohammed was in Pakistan and was being jointly interrogated by Pakistani and U.S. agents. Earlier, a government official who did not want to be identified said Khalid had been handed over to U.S. custody shortly after his arrest, along with two other al Qaeda suspects, in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Saturday. Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat denied this:...
  • German Court Denies Terror Suspect Plea

    12/04/2002 4:13:03 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 239+ views
    German Times ^ | December 4 2002 | AP
    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Lawyers for a Moroccan man accused of providing logistical aid to the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers asked the court to end his trial, arguing that the U.S. government's refusal to let two captured al-Qaida suspects testify deprived the case of crucial witnesses. The judge rejected the motion. The Hamburg state court had asked the United States to allow Ramzi Binalshibh and Zacarias Moussaoui — both in U.S. custody — to appear at the trial of Mounir el Motassadeq, the first Sept. 11 suspect to be tried. Last month, the court said the U.S. Justice Department had...
  • Pakistan says Pearl killer picked up

    09/17/2002 6:25:35 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 11 replies · 233+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/17/02
    One of the al-Qaida militants arrested with alleged Sept. 11 organizer Ramzi Binalshibh has been identified as one of the killers of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl, the Associated Press reported Tuesday, quoting a senior Pakistani police official. THE IDENTIFICATION was made by a Pakistani held but not charged in the kidnap-slaying of Pearl, the South Asian correspondent for the Journal, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. According to the official, the Pakistani, Fazal Karim, was taken to an intelligence agency safe house where 10 suspects, including Binalshibh, were held. Most of them were Yemenis,...
  • U.S. Blood 'All Over His Hands'(Ramzi Bin al-Shibh)

    09/16/2002 7:36:51 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies · 232+ views
    USA Today ^ | September 16, 2002 | Elliot Blair Smith
    <p>U.S. Blood 'All Over His Hands'</p> <p>ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — U.S. interrogators began grilling suspected terrorist ringleader Ramzi Bin al-Shibh at an American air base in Pakistan on Sunday as legal barriers began to fall that would allow the United States to take full custody of one of the most important figures in the Sept. 11 attacks.</p>
  • Why are some terrorist indicted and others not?

    09/14/2002 11:11:55 AM PDT · by Rumierules · 1 replies · 261+ views
    vanity | 9/14/02 | Rumierules
    In several articles discussing the capture of Ramzi Binalshibh in Pakistan, it was noted that he had not been indicted in the U.S. Other terrorists, including Osama Bin Laden, have been. Obviously, we knew about him and his terrorists activities before hand. Why are some terrorists indicted and others not? Is it simply a matter of proof? I have heard some speculate that indictments are not sought with respect to some for strategic reasons (to prevent that terrorist from receiving due process). But this does not make sense, because it seems doubtful that we are prepared to give other indicted...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 9/14/02-Beit Lahia, Karachi, Binalshibh, Rachel's Tomb, Sicily

    09/13/2002 7:39:02 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 76 replies · 604+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo, more | 9/14/02 | President George Bush and the valiant US military and the Forces of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 9/14/02 BREAKING: Beit Lahia, Gaza - Premature Explosion Takes Terrorists, BREAKING: Karachi 5 Al Qaeda taken, 2 put down, BREAKING: Pakistan: Ramzi Binalshibh captured, BREAKING: Palestine Islamic Bank with sniper - taken, BREAKING: Rachel's Tomb sanctified, BREAKING: Sicily arrests 15 Al Qaeda, What really happened on 9/11/2002 - who honored the victims and who said there would be more, Lebanon: Wazzani River diversion, Jakarta Islamic hate, Qiantangjiang River, X-45 ===================== Turkey =================== In Turkey, at the Incirlik air base. heroes fly EA-6B Prowlers (radar jammers) over the No-Fly Zone in northern Iraq...
  • INS ORDERS THOROUGH SEARCHES OF YEMENI NATIONALS ENTERING AND LEAVING COUNTRY

    06/11/2002 7:27:47 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 10 replies · 291+ views
    The Associated Press | June 11, 2002 | Leslie Miller
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. INS orders thorough searches of Yemeni nationals entering and leaving country By LESLIE MILLER, Associated Press Writer The Associated Press June 11, 2002, Tuesday, BC cycle 8:02 PM Eastern Time Washington -- The Immigration and Naturalization Service has told agents to inspect baggage belonging to Yemeni citizens for large sums of money, thermos bottles and night-vision goggles, a government official said Tuesday. A recent raid on an apartment where a number of Yemenis lived in the Northeast netted thermos bottles outfitted with wires...