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U.S.-Born al Qaeda Arrest News Found False
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Posted on 03/07/2010 2:31:10 PM PST by Sub-Driver

U.S.-Born al Qaeda Arrest News Found False Detained Taliban Militant's Identify Verified, Ending Confusion Over Reports of Adam Gadahn's Detention in Pakistan

(CBS) An "important Taliban militant" was arrested today in Pakistan. But that is where the confusion started.

Earlier it was reported by Pakistani media that intelligence agents had arrested Adam Gadahn, the American-born spokesman for al Qaeda, in an operation in the southern city of Karachi.

It was further reported by the Associated Press and Reuters that Gadahn had been arrested, sourcing security officials.

CBS News was told by sources in the Pakistan government that it was Gadahn, even after U.S. officials refused to confirm it was the California native for whom a $1 million reward has been posted.

Now, CBS News' Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad writes that earlier reports the detained individual was Gadahn proved false. According to a Pakistan security official who spoke with CBS News on condition of anonymity, the arrested individual is in fact "a Taliban militant leader who is known as Abu Yahya."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201003; abuyahya; adamgadahn; captured; gadahn; yahya
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I'm confused.......
1 posted on 03/07/2010 2:31:10 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmm....


2 posted on 03/07/2010 2:33:33 PM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bummer


3 posted on 03/07/2010 2:33:42 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: Sub-Driver

FBI Says U.S. Hasn’t Confirmed Arrest of Adam Gadahn (Update1)
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By Jesse Westbrook and Dan Hart

March 7 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. hasn’t confirmed the arrest of Adam Gadahn, the U.S.-born spokesman for the al-Qaeda terrorist network, Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman William Carter said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aPHSKsrZLEeo


4 posted on 03/07/2010 2:36:02 PM PST by jessduntno (They'll get my false teeth when they pry them from my sister's cold, dead mouth!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Now of course you have to wonder if they squirreled him away to pump him dry of information.


5 posted on 03/07/2010 2:36:45 PM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmmm...


6 posted on 03/07/2010 2:38:45 PM PST by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: domenad

With THIS group in power???


7 posted on 03/07/2010 2:41:04 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: domenad

Jack Bauer is “talking” to him, even as we speak...


8 posted on 03/07/2010 2:50:46 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Interrogate him and then execute him. Never confirm you ever had him. It’s the game a president should be playing in this political climate. Unfortunately, the president is you know who.


9 posted on 03/07/2010 2:52:24 PM PST by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is going to make for a great conspiracy theory.

I'll go first.

Obama does not want the headache that the American Taliiban would give him. If Pakistan does have him, they can extract all the information they need and Obama does not have to make a decision on what to do with him.

10 posted on 03/07/2010 2:54:47 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The first thread here said it was Yahya. Then the goat boy. I was hopin’ it was either him, or both.
Oh shi’ite!


11 posted on 03/07/2010 2:56:31 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reminds me of Roswell.


12 posted on 03/07/2010 2:56:52 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“Then the goat boy.”

Maybe they captured Giles...


13 posted on 03/07/2010 2:58:29 PM PST by jessduntno (They'll get my false teeth when they pry them from my sister's cold, dead mouth!)
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To: domenad

“Now of course you have to wonder if they squirreled him away to pump him dry of information.”

Nah...if they were that smart they wouldn’t tell anyone they had him.


14 posted on 03/07/2010 2:59:35 PM PST by jessduntno (They'll get my false teeth when they pry them from my sister's cold, dead mouth!)
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Now of course you have to wonder if they squirreled him away to pump him dry of information.

or he'll be just disappeared - save a million bucks

15 posted on 03/07/2010 3:02:22 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Dog

Ping


16 posted on 03/07/2010 3:03:42 PM PST by Cap Huff
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To: Sub-Driver
This is plain bullshit..

The New York Times, sourcing American and Pakistani officials, reports that the man arrested was Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al-Adam, and describes him as an al Qaeda commander who was born in Pennsylvania.

Bullshit.

17 posted on 03/07/2010 3:07:25 PM PST by Dog
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a cover up. How could the ISI mistake someone else for him, he is unique over there on the battlefield.


18 posted on 03/07/2010 3:09:59 PM PST by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Cap Huff
Note how they hedge on this report..

Western diplomats in Islamabad, responding to the latest twist to this increasingly confusing saga, said the arrest is not insignificant. "Even if this is not Adam Gadahn, it is still not an unimportant development. But let's hold our breath before we come to a final conclusion. We may be groping in the dark 'til someone, especially the Pakistanis who are holding this man, agree to present him publicly," said one western diplomat in Islamabad who spoke to CBS News on condition of anonymity.

19 posted on 03/07/2010 3:10:01 PM PST by Dog
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To: LibWhacker

I love it when we talk dirty.


20 posted on 03/07/2010 3:11:53 PM PST by americanophile
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