Skip to comments.Al Qaeda bust's a blow to terror
Posted on 05/26/2005 10:01:45 PM PDT by Cap Huff
The capture this month of one of Al Qaeda's top commanders has led to the arrests of at least 17 more suspects, including a trusted "courier" for the group's top leaders.
The courier, terrorist hunters hope, may bring them one step closer to Osama Bin Laden.
A notebook seized during the May 2 capture of Abu Faraj al-Libbi had coded entries, including names, and is being analyzed by a joint FBI and CIA exploitation unit in Virginia, sources said.
Al-Libbi has clammed up since his arrest, but at least 17 people - including some named in the notebook - have been rolled up.
One who was grabbed is an Uzbek operative who is suspected of being assigned to carry messages between top Al Qaeda leaders, a senior Pakistani official told the Daily News.
Officials have learned the Uzbek was in the U.S. prior to the Sept. 11 terror attacks to help an associate under arrest, another source said. Details of the trip were not available.
A U.S. counterterrorism official confirmed that the Uzbek man "was a courier" for al-Libbi. The source also said the presence of an Uzbek in the top ranks of the terror group proved reports of a rift in Al Qaeda between Arabs and Uzbek fighters "is wrong."
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Gee, all we used to hear all the time about our failure to capture UBL, but funny how we don't see equal coverage of these huge successes. Not that we should expect balance in our news coverage, heaven forbid.
If he "clammed up", the air compressor pressure is to be increased. Gradually inflating the guy normally unties the tongue.
Right. And this particular capture, of Libbi, has from the start been downplayed by a few "analysts" and "former government official" and a few foreign commentors.
There's something going on in the background --- a debate about the importance of Libbi, and I'm not sure what the agenda's are really all about.
hes in riyad
Yep. Any positive news is totally ignored, yet every single negative aspect is shouted forth from the battlements.
I'm only asking that they play these REAL stories--and those on the Wall Street Journal's bi-monthly updates from Iraq--with at LEAST as much space as they devote to, you know, INVENTED stories about Korans in toilets.
Your tagline raises a good point.
Operation Thunder is about to commence in Baghdad, 40,000 Iraqi and 10,000 American troops.
How long before the NGOs and MSM begin ranting about "human rights abuses" and the futility of the Op?
Operation Matador was out most recent "disaster".
Hold him down and poor ginger ale down his nostrils. That used to be a favorite.
I long ago started assuming that the MSM was part of the enemy propaganda war. Once in a while real news slips through, but for the most part the MSM has it twisted.
He's in his current hiding place.
Ginger Ale?...never heard of that one.
They must have pushed libbi to the limit ;) Give him a week or two to heal up....
Hold him down and poor ginger ale down his nostrils. That used to be a favorite......
7 Up is used by the Federales in Mexico. I hear it makes you feel like your brain is exploding. Strap to chair. Hold head tilted back and pour the soda down the nostrils of the one you interrogate.
The Mexican cops I know prefer to tilt the subjects head back and pour 7-Up down the nostrils. They tell me, after that they can't get the suspect to shut up.
OK, let's try that again . . .
That's been my belief for a long time now.
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