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  • Hearing in Cole Attack Is Delayed Again, This Time by E-mail Security Issue (Al Nashiri)

    04/30/2013 7:00:06 AM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 11, 2013 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    Problems with defense lawyers’ e-mails and computer files prompted a military commission judge on Thursday to postpone a pretrial hearing that had been scheduled for next week in the case of a Guantánamo Bay detainee accused of helping [He is the accused MASTERMIND] to plot the 2000 bombing of the destroyer Cole. It was the latest delay to bog down the death-penalty case against the detainee, a Saudi named Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. His last hearing, in February, was cut short when prosecutors asked that his mental health be evaluated, apparently to foreclose any future appeal based on the potential argument...
  • Victims of Cole bombing upset

    02/06/2009 5:38:43 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies · 2,956+ views
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2009 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    A top officer slammed Obama's decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the 2000 suspected U.S.S. Cole ship bomber. The commanding officer of the U.S.S. Cole during the 2000 attack slammed President Barack Obama Friday for his decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the suspected ship bomber and the president’s order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. “Personally, I am very disappointed he has gone forward with this,” said retired Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show. “But more important is the impact that has on the families who have waited for eight years for...
  • Blowing Smoke at Terrorists

    08/26/2009 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 11 replies · 929+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 26, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, according to the 9-11 commission report, was the mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors. Nashiri was also the target of an "unauthorized" CIA interrogation technique (that had not been legally vetted by the Justice Department) that is described in a May 7, 2004, CIA inspector general's report that was partially declassified by the Obama administration this week. CIA officers blew smoke in Nashiri's face, according to the report, and they used cigars. The IG's office described this smoke-blowing as one of several "unauthorized or undocumented techniques"...
  • DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions [al-Nashiri]

    11/21/2009 8:48:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 420+ views
    DEFENSElink.mil - 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...
  • WikiLeaks: al-Qaeda leader put jihad before a sex life(took injections to kill his libido)

    04/26/2011 4:15:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/26/11 | Holly Watt
    WikiLeaks: al-Qaeda leader put jihad before a sex life One of the most senior members of al-Qaeda held at Guantánamo took injections “to promote impotence” to avoid being “distracted” by women, according to evidence uncovered by investigators. By Holly Watt 10:31PM BST 26 Apr 2011 Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammad Abdah al-Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian, was said to have reported directly to Osama bin Laden. His interrogators reported: “Detainee is so dedicated to jihad that he reportedly received injections to promote impotence and recommended the injections to others.” He received the injections “so more time could be spent on jihad –...
  • Vanishing files delay Guantanamo hearings in 9/11 case

    04/17/2013 7:36:31 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 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...
  • U.S. Says Al-Qaida Hit Hard by Arrests (had leading role in 9/11 attacks)

    04/30/2003 4:55:26 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 18 replies · 349+ views
    AP via Yahoo News | 4/30/03 | John J. Lumpkin
    WASHINGTON - Pakistani authorities have captured a man accused of playing a leading role in the Sept. 11 attacks and the bombing of an American warship in Yemen, a catch President Bush called a "major, significant find" in the war against the ailing al-Qaida network. Waleed bin Attash, also known as Tawfiq Attash or just Khallad, coordinated the activities of at least two of the hijackers who crashed into the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. counterterrorism officials said. He is also one of two figures described as masterminds of the bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer on Oct....
  • USS Cole Bomber Carried 9/11 Cash

    05/15/2003 3:20:40 AM PDT · by ewing · 9 replies · 393+ views
    ABC News Exclusive ^ | May 15, 2003 SGT | Pierre Thomas
    As early as Thursday the Justice Department and the FBI will announced the indictment of two men who carried out the attack on the USS Cole which killed 17 United States Sailors more than two years ago, ABC News has learned.One of the men, Fahd Mohammad Ahmed Al Quoso, may also be linked to the 9/11 terrorist plot, sources invloved in the investigation told ABC News.Sources said Al Quoso said an operative who would eventally become a suicide bomber in the Cole attack each carried $18,000 in cash money belts to Bangkok, Thailand in 1999, and gave it to Waleed...
  • Yemen Frees 113 Al Qaeda Members

    11/25/2004 11:08:34 AM PST · by Conservative Canuck · 111 replies · 6,868+ views
    Associated Press/FNC ^ | 11/25/04 | Staff
    SAN`A, Yemen — Yemeni authorities have released 113 militants belonging to the Al Qaeda network — including at least five once accused of involvement in the deadly bombing of the USS Cole — after they recanted their extremist views, security officials said Thursday. The militants once accused in the USS Cole bombing were later cleared. The 15 Yemeni militants convicted in August of involvement in the 2000 bombing, which killed 17 U.S. sailors, were not released. The 113 men were released during the past two weeks after signing pledges not to carry out terror acts or criminal activities. LoL!!! Full...
  • Another Reason To Keep Gitmo Open

    12/29/2009 4:44:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 684+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the attempted destruction of Flight 253 were released from Guantanamo two years ago. The case for indefinite detention has been made once again, and not in Illinois. Sometimes America's chickens do come home to roost. In a statement released Monday, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which counts among its leadership two former Guantanamo detainees, claimed responsibility for the attempted destruction of Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the crotch bomber, told FBI agents he was trained for his Christmas Day mission in Yemen by top leaders of the group who provided...
  • Swenchonises seek justice in son's death [2000 USS COLE ATTACK]

    02/24/2009 12:23:35 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 551+ views
    ROCKPORT PILOT.com ^ | Monday, February 23, 2009 7:03 PM CST | By: MIKE PROBST
    "Swenchonises seek justice in son’s death Killed in terrorists’ 2000 bombing of USS Cole" SNIPPET: "For more than eight years Gary and Debbie Swenchonis have mourned the loss of their son, Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr., who was killed Oct. 12, 2000, along with 16 other sailors, when terrorists attacked the USS Cole in Port Aden, Yemen." SNIPPET: "So how do the Swenchonises feel about Obama’s plans? “We think Obama should be impeached if the terrorists are freed because of his intervention on their behalf,” said Swenchonis. Should the local family give up its fight against the big government machine? Would...
  • Remember The Cole

    02/06/2009 7:57:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,358+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 6, 2009
    War On Terror: Charges against the mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole are dismissed. He will be retried, but not by a military commission that would have given him the death penalty he deserves.Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell announced on Thursday that Susan Crawford, the convening authority for military tribunals at Guantanamo, has made the decision to withdraw charges against Abd al-Rahim Hussain Mohammed al-Nashiri. This is the Saudi man believed to be the architect of the bombing of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole, killing 17 American sailors, as it sat in the Yemeni port of Aden. The...
  • Former USS Cole commander slams Obama on Guantanamo

    01/30/2009 10:29:31 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 36 replies · 1,738+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 1-30-09 | Carol Rosenberg
    The former commander of the USS Cole, the American war ship that was struck by a suicide boat in Yemeni waters more than eight years ago, on Thursday slammed President Barack Obama's orders to close the Guantanamo detention center and reassess the prisoners being held there.
  • THWAP!! Judge rejects Obama bid to stall Gitmo trial

    01/29/2009 12:16:37 PM PST · by clyde_m · 15 replies · 744+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 29, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    BREAKING: A military defense attorney says a Guantanamo judge has rejected an Obama administration request to suspend the war-crimes trial of the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing.
  • U.S. Citizen Killed by CIA Linked to N.Y. Terror Case

    11/08/2002 10:46:57 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 11 replies · 433+ views
    WashingtonPost ^ | Michael Powell and Dana Priest
    The U.S. citizen killed by a missile launched from a pilotless drone aircraft over Yemen was the ringleader of an alleged terrorist sleeper cell in Lackawanna, N.Y., administration officials said yesterday. Kamal Derwish, one of two unindicted co-conspirators in the Lackawanna case, died along with the intended target of the attack, senior al Qaeda leader Abu Ali al-Harithi, who is accused of masterminding the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in which 17 sailors died. These two men and four others were traveling in a car outside the Yemeni capital of Sanaa when they were hit by a Hellfire...
  • Feds rebuff Yemeni lawyer in terror case

    10/28/2004 10:29:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 344+ views
    AP Wire | October 28 2004 | TOM HAYS
    NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors are challenging efforts by the Yemeni government to intervene in the courtroom defense of an outspoken sheik accused of funneling millions of dollars to al-Qaida. Sheik Ali Hassan al-Moayad has been jailed in Brooklyn since last year over the objections of Yemen, where he was a leading member of an Islamic-oriented political party. With a trial nearing, officials in Yemen recently hired a prominent Yemeni lawyer and sent him to New York to monitor the case. The lawyer, Khaled al-Ansi, was cleared to enter the United States. But when he showed up in court...