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  • Migrant ship docks in Canada, refugee debate flares (500 Tamil )

    08/13/2010 8:18:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 1+ views
    VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian authorities unloaded a cramped cargo ship on Friday of nearly 500 Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka whose arrival has sparked a national debate over the country's immigration and refugee laws. The sun was just rising on Pacific Coast when MV Sun Sea sailed under escort into a Canadian Navy base near Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, and docked next to a makeshift camp set up to process the men, women and children on board. Officials said the ship was in good condition, but they would not describe the accommodations of the estimated 490 people...
  • Ressam gets 22 years for millennium bomb plot

    12/03/2008 3:16:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 504+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 3, 2008 | Mike Carter
    Ahmed Ressam was resentenced this morning to 22 years in federal prison for conspiring to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport despite telling a judge that he recanted everything he has told the federal government about terrorist activities. Federal prosecutors had urged U.S. District Judge John Coughenour to send Ressam to prison for life — a sentence Ressam said he would accept now that he had cleared his conscience about his cooperation, which ended in 2003. Prosecutors pointed out that Ressam's defiance has cost two high-profile terrorism prosecutions so far, and that Ressam has actively tried to help the cases...
  • O'Reilly Guest Falsely Claimed President Clinton Prevented Millennium Attacks On U.S.

    02/09/2006 8:27:11 PM PST · by infoguy · 3 replies · 262+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 9 February 2006 | Dave Pierre
    Nancy Soderberg, a former Ambassador to the United Nations and Foreign Policy Advisor under the Clinton administration, repeated the often-heard myth that President Clinton prevented Millennium attacks on the United States. Soderberg made the debunked claim as a guest on tonight's episode of The O'Reilly Factor (Thursday, February 9, 2006).Soderberg's claim would refer to the arrest of terrorist Ahmed Ressam at the U.S-Canada border on December 14, 1999. It was later learned that Ressam planned to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on or around New Year's Day 2000. Clinton defenders have often falsely cited this incident as evidence that...
  • Prosecutors to appeal Ressam sentence

    08/27/2005 12:42:26 AM PDT · by Don W · 12 replies · 376+ views
    KONP radio's website ^ | August 26, 2005 | KONP radio's website
    Prosecutors to appeal Ressam sentence August 26th, 2005 - 12:29pm (Seattle) -- Federal prosecutors say they will appeal the 22-year prison sentence of Ahmed Ressam, the Algerian national arrested in Port Angeles in 1999 and convicted of plotting to bomb LAX. The sentence handed down last month was significantly lower than the 35 years prosecutors had recommended, but could have been shorter still had Ressam agreed to testify against two of his alleged co-conspirators. In a statement today announcing his plans to appeal, U.S. Attorney John McKay says the standard sentencing range for the crimes Ressam committed is 65 years...
  • (LA) Airport bomb plotter is imprisoned for 22 years (Algerian terrorist)

    07/27/2005 4:43:36 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 458+ views
    FT ^ | 7-27-05 | Tomas Alex Tizon and Alicia Wittmeyer
    The Algerian terrorist who plotted to blow up Los Angeles International Airport at the height of New Year celebrations five years ago was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Wednesday. Defence lawyers had asked for 12˝ years for Ahmed Ressam, 38, while prosecutors wanted 35 years. Mr Ressam, who had briefly co-operated with authorities in tracking down other terrorists, said nothing in court, but Thomas Hillier, a federal public defender, said his client had given John Coughenour, a US district judge, a note prior to the sentencing. The note, according to Mr Hillier, said: “I am sorry for what...
  • Man arrested at B.C. border with 'terrorist resources'

    11/13/2009 10:27:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 36 replies · 2,180+ views
    CTVBC.ctv.ca - THE CANADIAN PRESS ^ | Updated: Wed Nov. 11 2009 05:51:51 | n/a
    The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — SNIPPET: "Khaled Nawaya, a flight instructor, was arrested by Canada Border Services agents when they found $800,000 in gold coins and other currency in his car and pockets on Oct. 6, as he crossed into Surrey, B.C., near Vancouver." SNIPPET: "He'd been living in the U.S. since he was 17 and had gained approval for permanent residency in Canada. Besides the gold, Canadian agents found a ring bearing the insignia of Hezbollah, which has been listed as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government since 2002. They also seized 9/11 conspiracy theory-themed DVDs and a...
  • Terrorism Crackdown Goes Beyond Sea-Tac Arrests (No terrorists in Canada, eh?)

    08/14/2003 7:31:40 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 6 replies · 343+ views
    KIRO Ch 7 [Seattle] ^ | August 14, 2003 | Chris Halsne
    KIRO 7 Eyewitness News has learned that two passengers arrested at Sea-Tac Airport last weekend may be linked to a suspect's deadly plunge from a high-rise balcony in Vancouver, British Columbia during a raid. Federal sources both in British Columbia and in Seattle tell KIRO Team 7 Investigators the weekend arrest at Sea-Tac of two men on the terrorist "no-fly" list may be just the tip of the iceberg. We're told the FBI is very interested in trying to connect three separate — and recent — incidents involving Pakistani illegals. Federal sources told KIRO Team 7 Investigators that about a...
  • One Sea-Tac suspect detained around 9-11, sources say

    08/14/2003 7:17:08 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 3 replies · 347+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 8/14/03 | Mike Carter
    Federal agents have searched several Western Washington locations in an expanding investigation of two Pakistani men arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday after their names appeared on terrorism watch lists. Agents also have scrutinized passenger lists for possible associates of the men on the American Airlines and JetBlue flights for which they tried to buy tickets. The men, who bought one-way tickets with cash, have not been charged with a crime and have not been publicly identified. One, a 29-year-old with a New York driver's license, had been detained and released at an unnamed airport once before and had...
  • FBI reportedly interested in former state engineer Farid Adlouni

    09/14/2002 8:34:17 AM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 48 replies · 883+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Sept. 14, 2002 | Hal Bernton, David Heath and Mike Carter
    PORTLAND — A former Washington state Transportation Department engineer yesterday has found himself, his imam and his mosque swept into an unfolding investigation by Portland's joint terrorism force led by the FBI. Farid Adlouni, a civil engineer and U.S. citizen who once worked out of the Vancouver office, was profiled in The Oregonian newspaper yesterday as a man with business ties to a top Osama bin Laden aide and who has attracted FBI scrutiny. Adlouni, 38, yesterday said he had "done nothing wrong." The imam, Mohammad Abdirahman Kariye, also a U.S. citizen, was recently charged with two felony counts of...