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ANother one: (excerpted because of NYT policy, but I will FReepmail the whole story if someone wants it, no link that I can find.)

Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company
The New York Times

February 21, 2001, Wednesday, Late Edition - Final

SECTION: Section A; Page 1; Column 1; Foreign Desk

LENGTH: 1365 words

HEADLINE: Hunting bin Laden's Allies, U.S. Extends Net to Europe


Spurred by growing international alarm about Osama bin Laden's militant networks, the police in Britain and Germany have recently arrested more than a dozen Islamic radicals. American officials say some of those arrested were plotting terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere.

American and foreign officials said the arrests were part of an intensified effort to crack down on a network with ties to Mr. bin Laden, a wealthy Saudi who has been accused of masterminding the bombings of two American embassies in East Africa in 1998. The explosions killed 224 people.

Last week British police officers raided several houses in London and arrested 10 men, six of whom have been charged with preparing to engage in "acts of terrorism."

Among the four arrested but not charged was Omar Mahmood Abu Omar, an Islamic religious leader who American and Jordanian officials say is a key agent for Mr. bin Laden in Europe. Jordanian courts have twice convicted Mr. Omar, who is known as Abu Qatada, on terrorism charges in absentia, in 1998 for his role in bombings and last year for conspiring to blow up tourist sites during millennium celebrations.

4 posted on 03/26/2004 7:16:27 AM PST by eyespysomething (To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target)
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To: eyespysomething
One more, this guy warned Clinton Admin in 1996 about embassy bombings:

Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.
Daily News (New York)

February 8, 2001, Thursday SPORTS FINAL EDITION


LENGTH: 310 words



Two years before the bombing of two U.S. embassies in East Africa, one of Osama Bin Laden's top lieutenants warned U.S. officials that the Saudi exile's terrorist group might target American embassies.

The revelation emerged yesterday in testimony by Jamal Ahmed Al-Fadl, a veteran of Bin Laden's Al Qaeda organization now cooperating with the FBI.

Al-Fadl is the first witness in the trial of four Bin Laden associates accused of conspiring in a worldwide terrorist plot that ended with the Aug. 7, 1998, bombing of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Yesterday, he continued to reveal the inner workings of Bin Laden's secretive group, saying that when he left Al Qaeda in 1996 and went to the U.S. authorities, he gave the U.S. a warning.

"They try [to] make bomb against some embassy," Al-Fadl said he told an unnamed U.S. official when he first fled the group to which he had pledged his undying allegiance.

He did not specify which embassy, and it was not clear whether this information was ever provided to the FBI, which was investigating Bin Laden.

Al-Fadl also said he told officials, "They're trying to do something against your country inside, they're trying to do something against the American military."

He also revealed that he had two wives at once - one in America and one in the Sudan - and that he had to leave the group because he was caught stealing $110,000 from Al Qaeda.

Put in charge of several of Bin Laden's companies, Al-Fadl said he secretly pocketed commissions while selling oil and sugar. Soon he was confronted by Bin Laden.

"He said 'There's no forgiveness until you give all the money back,' " Al-Fadl said. "I didn't have any hope when I left the office."

Convinced he could be killed, he turned himself over to U.S. authorities, who eventually brought his wife and children to the U.S. from the Sudan.
6 posted on 03/26/2004 7:22:07 AM PST by eyespysomething (To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target)
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To: eyespysomething
I would appreciate the full article, when you have time, please. Thank You.

What are the Lexis-Nexus policies on posting of old articles? Could you set up a website w/this research on it?
8 posted on 03/26/2004 7:22:42 AM PST by reformedliberal
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