Skip to comments.Yemeni al Qaeda leader Jamal Badawi surrenders ( Leader of the AQ cell which bombed the USS Cole )
Posted on 10/16/2007 9:57:59 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Yemeni al Qaeda leader Jamal Badawi has surrendered to police in Yemen. Badawi was the leader of the al Qaeda cell that responsible for the December 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen. Al Qaeda carried out the bombing using suicide attackers in explosive-laden inflatable boats. Seventeen 17 US sailors were killed in the strike. The FBI placed a $5 million reward for Badawi's capture.
Badawi is believed to have surrendered to authorities after negotiations with the government to halt attacks in exchange for a reduced sentence or freedom if he promises to eschew violence. Yemen has had a revolving door policy of jailing and releasing al Qaeda operatives in exchange for promises to lay down their arms.
One of 23 al Qaeda operatives who escaped from a jail in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa in February 2006, Badawi was accompanied by some infamous terrorists.
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So he “surrenders” to an authority that frequently paroles terrorists on their promise to “eschew” violence? Now there is a deal.
I guess our 17 dead crewmen can rest easy tonight, knowing this clown "eschews violence." Two things we desperately need: an "Official Secrets" act, and a (real, not movie-version) "double-0 Section". The 00's first assignment should be Mr. Badawi (before he gets out of house arrest next week).
If we had a man inside we could follow him out the door.
This is big!
I suppose it’ll be front page on the NYTs in the morning. /s
December?? The Cole was bombed on October 12, almost 7 years ago to the day.
ARLINGTON, Va. Command Master Chief James Parlier was forced to decide to let a sailor die.
It was Oct. 12, 2000, he said, aboard the USS Cole. Terrorists had just blown a gaping hole in the ship using a suicide boat. Seventeen sailors died in the attack.
We can hope.
Badawi is believed to have surrendered to authorities after negotiations with the government to halt attacks in exchange for a reduced sentence or freedom if he promises to eschew violence. Yemen has had a revolving door policy of jailing and releasing al Qaeda operatives in exchange for promises to lay down their arms.Thanks E.
The Muslims like to do this kind of stuff. Has to do with their honor, and all that kind of thing.
Only it doesn’t apply to infidels - namely us Christians and Westerners - so we can go after this low life Al-Qaeda puke. Hope he leaves Yemen soon.
So now we need to see how long he remains in “custody” - and whether he is, or is not, more comfortable in “custody”.
Doesn’t mean he’s in jail, nor that he will ever be imprisoned.
Their honor-based society has none. :’)
Just by the coffin, or better yet, the pig carcass.
1999 summer : (YEMEN : PLOTTING TO ATTACK US WARSHIPS BEGINS -- See JAMAL AL BADAWI AND FAHD AL QUSAA ) ... Mr Badawi and Mr Qusaa are alleged to have taken part in a plot, begun in mid-1999, to attack US navy ships arriving in Aden for service and refuelling...------- "USS Cole Bomb Suspects Recaptured," BBC News, 03/19/2004
1999 : (AL QAEDA OPERATIVES CARRY $36,000 TO BANGKOK, THAILAND AND GAVE IT TO BIN ATTASH aka KHALLAD, WHO WOULD LATER MASTRMIND ATTACK ON THE USS COLE ON OCT 12, 2000; ATTASH IS BELIEVED TO HAVE PASSED SOME OF THE MONEY ON TO 9/11 HIJACKERS ALHAZMI & ALMIHDAR) Sources said Al Quoso [Fahd Mohammad Ahmed Al Quoso] said an operative who would eventally become a suicide bomber in the Cole attack each carried $18,000 in cash money belts to Bangkok, Thailand in 1999, and gave it to Waleed Mohammad bin Attash aka 'Khallad' the alleged mastermind of that bombing conducted off of the coast of Aden, Yemen on Ocotber 12, 2000. - "USS Cole Bomber Carried 9/11 Cash," by Pierre Thomas, ABC News Exclusive, May 15, 2003 SGT
JANUARY 2000 : (TERROR SUMMIT; PLANNING MEETING FOR 911?) Bin Attash, ...is believed ... to have passed on part of the $36,000 in cash to 9/11 hijackers Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar during an Al Qaeda planning meeting in January 2000
JANUARY 2000 : (YEMEN : USS THE SULLIVANS PLOT FAILS WHEN THE TERRORIST BOAT SINKS-- See JAMAL AL BADAWI AND FAHD AL QUSAA ) Mr Badawi faces a further charge of attempting to attack the USS The Sullivans in January 2000 while the vessel was refuelling in Aden....------- "USS Cole Bomb Suspects Recaptured," BBC News, 03/19/2004
OCTOBER 12, 2000 :(YEMEN : BOMBING OF THE USS COLE -- See JAMAL AL BADAWI AND FAHD AL QUSAA ) In the USS Cole attack, two suicide bombers detonated explosives in a small boat which they had brought alongside the warship, as it was refuelling in Aden harbour..------- "USS Cole Bomb Suspects Recaptured," BBC News, 03/19/2004
As early as Thursday the Justice Department and the FBI will announced the indictment of two men [Fahd Mohammad Ahmed Al Quoso & Bin Attash] who carried out the attack on the USS Cole which killed 17 United States Sailors more than two years ago, ABC News has learned. ...- "USS Cole Bomber Carried 9/11 Cash," by Pierre Thomas, ABC News Exclusive, May 15, 2003 SGT
MAY 2003 : (YEMEN : TEN MEN INCLUDING JAMAL AL BADAWI AND FAHD AL QUSAA ESCAPE FROM PRISON -- See OCT 2000 USS COLE BOMBING) Mr Badawi is the highest-profile detainee in Yemen and, like most of the other suspects in the USS Cole case, he is believed to have close links to the al-Qaeda terror network.------- "USS Cole Bomb Suspects Recaptured," BBC News, 03/19/2004
MARCH 2004 : (JAMAL AL BADAWI & FAHD AL QUSAA REARRESTED) Yemen has re-arrested two militants, suspected of masterminding the bombing of a US warship in October 2000. Jamal al-Badawi and Fahd al-Qusaa are accused of planning the attack which killed 17 on the USS Cole. The two men were detained after a shoot-out, when security forces stopped their car in Abyan province. The pair are the last of 10 escapees to be recaptured, after a prison break-out last May which was an embarrassment to the Yemeni authorities. ....
... Mr Badawi and Mr Qusaa are alleged to have taken part in a plot, begun in mid-1999, to attack US navy ships arriving in Aden for service and refuelling. Mr Badawi faces a further charge of attempting to attack the USS The Sullivans in January 2000 while the vessel was refuelling in Aden. If convicted, the two men could face the death penalty....------- "USS Cole Bomb Suspects Recaptured," BBC News, 03/19/2004Posted on 03/29/2004 8:27:21 PM PST by Qwinn
The most important question in my mind is this:
Were the hijackers of the airline up the coast in Jeddah accomplices who were fleeing after the bombing of the USS Cole?
October 14 2000 Two Saudi Arabian Al Qaeda operatives hijack a Saudi Airlines Boeing 777 bound from Jeddah to London and fly it to Baghdad. They are given asylum by SADDAM HUSSEIN’s government.
On 12 October 2000, while under the command of Commander Kirk Lippold, the Cole was attacked from a small boat by Al-Qaida suicide bombers, while she was harbored in the Yemeni port of Aden. Seventeen sailors were killed and 39 were injured. The U.S. government offered a reward of up to US $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of those persons who committed or aided in the attack on Cole. On 4 November 2002, Ali Qaed Sinan al-Harthi, who is believed to have planned the attack, was killed by the CIA using an AGM-114 Hellfire missile launched from an MQ-1 Predator unmanned drone.
What did demoralize the crew was Yemenis celebrating the attack in view of Cole crewmembers for a couple of nights following the attack, Parlier said. They felt the Cole was their trophy, he said.
Boy, that sticks [with me], seeing all these guys in white outfits jumping up and down, partying music blaring, he said.
Which speaks volumes about who exactly the enemy really is...
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