Skip to comments.U.S.-Born al Qaeda Arrest News Found False
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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FBI Says U.S. Hasnt Confirmed Arrest of Adam Gadahn (Update1)
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By Jesse Westbrook and Dan Hart
March 7 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. hasnt 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.
Now of course you have to wonder if they squirreled him away to pump him dry of information.
With THIS group in power???
Jack Bauer is “talking” to him, even as we speak...
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.
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.
The first thread here said it was Yahya. Then the goat boy. I was hopin’ it was either him, or both.
Reminds me of Roswell.
“Then the goat boy.”
Maybe they captured Giles...
“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.
or he'll be just disappeared - save a million bucks
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.
It’s a cover up. How could the ISI mistake someone else for him, he is unique over there on the battlefield.
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.
I love it when we talk dirty.
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