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Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:36 am

Both CNN and FOX are reporting this.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/asiapcf/south/03/01/pakistan.arrests/index.html

Top al Qaeda operative caught in Pakistan
Saturday, March 1, 2003 Posted: 2:04 PM EST (1904 GMT)



Khalid Shaikh Mohammed graduated from North Carolina A&T in 1986.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- The man linked to nearly every al Qaeda terrorist attack in the last 10 years -- including the September 11, 2001 attacks -- was among three suspected al Qaeda operatives arrested Saturday in a house in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, coalition intelligence forces confirmed to CNN.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was among three suspected al Qaeda members arrested by FBI agents and Pakistani security authorities and taken to the nearby capital of Islamabad on Saturday.

Mohammed's al Qaeda roots run deep and wide. He is believed to have been involved in the terrorist organization since the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

Mohammed, a Kuwaiti national, was indicted in the United States in 1996 for his alleged involvement in a Philippines-based conspiracy to bomb commercial U.S. airliners. That indictment landed him on the FBI's list of 22 Most Wanted Terrorists, issued in October 2001.

Al Qaeda leader Abu Zubaydah, who is in U.S. custody, has named Mohammed as a key financial figure in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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CNN was saying that Pakistani authorities are saying that in the Al Qaeda command, he was the #3 man behind OBL and Abu Zabaydah, who is in U.S. custody.

According to CNN, this was a joing CIA/Pakistani operation that has been going on for a while, and is contiuing. Also that he will be turned over to American authorities and either transferred to Guantanamo or to the U.S. mainland.

This is the stuff going on, in the "underbrush", as it were, that we don't hear about. This is where the war is being fought right now. Kudo's to the CIA and Pakistan for getting this scumbag.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:47 am

Excellent job by the Pakistani's...again. This guy is supposedly one of the most senior Al-Qaeda members to OBL. I think that perhaps this guy is big break that the CIA needed in order to find OBL.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:48 am

But Iraq is still more evil, seriously.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:52 am

Good news for a change.

I think we knew all along that Pakistan and Kuwait were harboring Al Quaida men, yet we invaded Afghanistan, and we're preparing to go into Iraq, neither of which had anything to do with 9-11.

It's about oil, and $.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 5:00 am

At least its some progress!
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 5:06 am

That's good news, particularly seeing Pakistan cooperating with us.

Toner, please elaborate on this....It's about oil, and $

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 5:47 am

Afghanistan was where bin Laden was being hosted by Mullah Omar....who refused to hand over Bin Laden... hence the "invasion" Toner.
Omar had some other things to say as well.. such as "the storm of airplanes shall not stop" etc.. Thats the connection there buddy.

I hope this sinister character that has just now been captured can be tortured as soon as possible to get more information to hopefully prevent the deaths of more innocents.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:10 am

 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:15 am

Isn't he the same a**hole who tried to blow up us airline jets from departing from Asia? Anyway, good to hear that he's been captured.

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:15 am

YES!!!!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:31 am

Excellent!

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:44 am

This is really great news; not only is this #$@!&% behind bars, but Al Qaeda's morale and infrastructure has probably suffered a huge blow. Of course, they are still very dangerous, but at least they are now a lesser "force" than they were on Sept. 11.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:55 am

Best news I have heard all week!!! Hope we can get OBL next.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 8:07 am

This is awesome, I hope he gets life without parole, better yet the chair.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 8:25 am

I hope he gets life in a nice US prison! Will be making new "friends" in no time, which would be worse for him than being killed. You know, that story of "martyrdom" and "paradise"... Also, good sign that they (whoever that may be) are still chasing al-Qaeda members.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:17 am

Let him rot in jail!!!!!! The world doesn't need people like him.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:24 am

Where's Nutsy to tell us about how 1) we wrongly uprooted this guy from his home and 2) how he deserves compassion and would best be used as a youth group mentor for inner city kids?
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:00 am



I love you dorks who continually reference "it's all oil and money", well no shit Sherlock welcome to the real world. The world revolves around oil and money. Let's see you drive your little euro car around with no petrol. We all understand this, so let's get on to the next lame argument.

I just want to scream out at all you bottom dwellers who continually yell out "No justification for war" and "Iraq is innocent". Saddam is a tyrant; he has issued an order to his commanders to use Chemical Weapons if the US attacks him. The same so called Chemical Weapons he professes not to have.

His two sons were trained at an early age to kill, rape and torture. His regime monitors all conversations and kills resistance quickly. There are many true confessions about the murderous exploits of his son's and his regime. The difference of course is this regime has lots of oil and can destabilize a major oil producing region by his exploits. Money and Oil is a factor here so get off your high bicycle-riding ass and accept it.

This is a mess something Germany, France and the USA must deal with. Europe is no cleaner than the USA on the matter of Iraq. This man is dirty by our hands, now it's time to face-fact and deal with this problem.

Do not complicate things this man is dangerous, you know it, now let’s take care of it before he does something desperate. This man is egomaniacal, he has claims he will not be removed by any means even, at the expense of his country.

His people hate him and his military would jump at the chance to rebel. Just like Hitler, this man will punish his country by holding out to the bitter end. I am sure this is something Europe can understand. We have evolved to understand this and let's not let it happen again.

Let's take the tyrant out before it gets beyond control. His military is on the move toward Baghdad, recalled to defend the capital. The longer we stall, the longer they will have to dig in and prepare a chemical defense.

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:27 am

The War on Terror continues!


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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:31 am

I hope he gets life in a nice US prison! Will be making new "friends" in no time...

Yes, Aloges, he'll have to learn to respond to "Who's your daddy?" in several languages rather fast.  Big grin


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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:33 am

As much as I love to see another terrorist ringleader in custody, another part of me hates to see due process go down the tubes yet again.

I've said it before and will say it again. When you stop using due process to combat terrorism, your civilization gives up on the very values that you are allegedly fighting for.

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 10:39 am

As much as I love to see another terrorist ringleader in custody, another part of me hates to see due process go down the tubes yet again.

From your perspective, Sean, I certainly understand what you're saying, but in the case of this nut, I'd just assume letting him rot in hell for what he's done.

But I agree with you wholeheartedly about due process. You look no better than the thugs you're after if it's ignored.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 11:29 am

Well Done, FBI & CIA!!! I'm very proud of the guys did ever got made Leader top of the Al Qaeda is captured. Kept terror out of the US and it's will not permitted to entered with the ours country. It will had to protects with USA, right?!? Well, catch ya later!

Regards!

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 11:40 am

Who says we are not winning the war on terrorism?


LOL, You can run, but ya can't hide. We will get you in due course.


So, can we start profiling now?


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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 12:10 pm

If I was a carbon copy of I LOVE EWR, I would stress that Mohammed visited an American college (just in case he reads this - all other users might pardon my sarcasm).

Well, very, very good work by the Pakistani and American authorities. Honor, where honor is due - I think, both should be mentioned.

NoUFO

PS: Thanks for ignoring TechRep's potpourri-rant so far.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 1:36 pm

Boy, You just know that theme song for "Baretta" is just getting a workout this year.

It is appropriate for this towel-head.

In other news, Israeli Intel is reporting that the #5 person in Al-Queda was killed in a car bomb in Lebonon. Don't remember the name that they reported on NBC tonight but it hasn't been confirmed by US intel yet.

In all I would say it has been a pretty good day for the United States.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 1:47 pm

I hope he gets life in a nice US prison! Will be making new "friends" in no time, which would be worse for him than being killed. You know, that story of "martyrdom" and "paradise"... Also, good sign that they (whoever that may be) are still chasing al-Qaeda members.

Mohammed probably wil end up at the ultra-secure Florence penitentiary in Colorado. Inmates at the so-called "supermax" are basically in solitary confinement, in their cells 23 hours a day with one hour alone in a walled courtyard for exercise. Not much of a chance to get "Maytagged."

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 5:15 pm

The editor of an Arab newspaper based in London, and who interviewed OBL several times in the 1990's, agrees that this is a very significant arrest, as this guy is close to, and important to, Bin-Laden,
Apparently when some others were nabbed in Pakistan last September, this guy was the real intended target.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:05 pm

Mohammed probably wil end up at the ultra-secure Florence penitentiary in Colorado

Before they stick him in his cell they should spin him' around blindfolded a few times so he forgets where Mecca is!  Laugh out loud

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:19 pm

Round and Round and Round SHE goes, where Mecca is, Nobody knows.  Laugh out loud
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:41 pm

Al-Qaida linked man killed in Lebanon.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030301/ap_on_re_mi_ea/lebanon_palestinians_2

There's that story. Excellent job on the arrest, and I could care less if this terrorist scumbag in Lebanon is dead.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 6:59 pm

Assuming the guy is guilty and gets convicted, he should be put on a strict Pork-only diet.....
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:07 pm

Yeah Ryan, and we can paste giant nude pictures of American pornstars on his wall! Big grin

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:27 pm

I think Jewish Pornstars would be more appropriate for his cell.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Sun Mar 02, 2003 9:23 pm

Might as well consider putting loudspeakers in his cell that yell the Koran at him 12 hours a day, since those folks claim to be so "religious". The other half - soundtracks of porno movies!
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:00 am

Where is Roy to tell us how this is a blow in the fight against stopping the evil, imperialistic, fascist, war-mongering U.S. war machine.  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:04 am

He'll be here shortly to tell us this man is innocent and that George Bush is Hitler's son in disguise..  Laugh out loud

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:11 am

Or maybe, KLAX, he'll be here to tell us how you and me and all the Americans on here are a bunch of right-wing Nazi's for even DARING to support the war on terror, which, we all know, is about oil in Afghanistan.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:22 am

Please, grow up.

I'm still waiting for something to happen in regards to the so-called Illegal Combatants at Gitmo. It's 1½ year and so far nothing has happened.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:27 am

We are just letting them rot.

They are there, they are out of the way, Not causing any Kaos.

Might as well leave them there.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:34 am

CPH-R, are you going to tell us what a bad things this is? Does he deserve much more than to die a slow, miserable death for the crimes he's committed.

Why don't you grow up.  Smile
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:45 am

Excellent news!...

They should put him in a cell with guys like those on the HBO series Oz, death would be too easy for this guy.

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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:48 am

As it turns out, the supect still appears to be held by pakistani authorities and is being questioned there.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:54 am

Klaus,

From the latest news on this:

" U.S. authorities have taken Mohammed out of Pakistan to an undisclosed location after capturing him in a joint raid by CIA and Pakistani agents, a senior government official in Pakistan said Sunday. "

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030302/ap_on_go_co/us_al_qaida_5
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Tbar220

Mon Mar 03, 2003 3:02 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/2813245.stm

Excerpt:

BBC: Earlier reports that he had been handed over to US authorities and taken out of the country have been denied by Pakistan's interior minister.

Faisal Saleh Hayat told BBC News Online that Sheikh Mohammed was in Pakistani custody, being interrogated about his activities in the country.

Asked about whether he would be handed over to the United States, Mr Hayat said his government would first approach Sheikh Mohammed's country of origin, before deciding what to do next.
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 4:12 am

Well Klaus, AP is still reporting that he's in the hands of U.S. authorities and not even in Pakistan anymore.

So who knows what is taking place, really?
 
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Alpha 1

Mon Mar 03, 2003 5:56 am

Alpha 1: So who knows what is taking place, really?

Someone just slap a current newspaper front page on his chest and publish the photograph...  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:02 am

Good job, those are the real danger. I hope more will follow soon.
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaeda Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:04 am

Why don't we drop him off at a Fire Station in Manhattan to explain his actions to the firefighters, and see how brave he is then!  Smile
 
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RE: Breaking News: Top Al Qaida Leader Arrested

Mon Mar 03, 2003 8:25 am

Apparently this 'austere warrior of jihad' or whatever he may call himself, was a bit of a playboy, enjoying clubbing and the ladies in places like Manila (when he was planning to blow up 12 US airliners over the Pacific), and in other locations.
Still, I bet he's never met anyone like like Bubba in a Supermax, or shared cells with some 'Aryan Nation' nut-jobs who are banged up for life.
Some Al-Queda who have been arrested are talking, though some if it may be disinformation, I don't advocate torture, rather letting him have a TV and watch the grim prison drama 'Oz'.
This guy will know a lot, including planned operations and some of OBL's hiding places.

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