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I am going to add Yemen to the other sites that we find US Troops or intel on their soil.
From earlier posts on this Yemen involvement.

http://www.politicalwrinkles.com/int...tml#post198896


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Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki


AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press Ahmed Al-haj, Associated Press 35 mins ago

SAN'A, Yemen Yemen, under intense U.S. pressure to crack down on al-Qaida, put an American-born radical cleric on trial in absentia Tuesday on charges of plotting to kill foreigners and being a member of the terrorist group.

It was Yemen's first formal legal action against Anwar al-Awlaki and the court brought the same charges against two other men.

This is a start as we have been getting invloved in Yemen with their Terrorist fighting.

Yemen has come under heavy U.S. pressure to crack down on al-Qaida militants following the interception of two mail bombs in Dubai and Britain last week. The U.S. suspects Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, an offshoot of Osama bin Laden's network, was behind the plot.

Al-Awlaki, 39, was born in New Mexico and is based in Yemen. U.S. investigators say e-mails link him to the Army psychiatrist accused of last year's shooting spree at the Fort Hood, Texas military base that killed 13 people. They also allege he helped prepare Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab for the attempt to bomb an airliner over Detroit last Christmas and they link him to the failed bombing in New York City's Times Square in May.

Al-Awlaki's English-language sermons advocate jihad, or holy war, and have inspired a number of Western-born militants. The U.S. has him on a list of militants it wants killed or captured.

U.S. officials have said they would like to prosecute al-Awlaki on American soil, particularly if they can get a plea and cooperation deal from the failed Christmas bombing suspect Abdulmutallab, but no decision has been made. In September, Abdulmutallab suggested in the Detroit federal court that he was ready to plead guilty to some charges, raising the possibility that his cooperation could form the foundation for a U.S. case against al-Awlaki.

Yemen's decision to try al-Awlaki in absentia isn't likely to affect any U.S. decision on bringing charges because the U.S. views Yemen as unreliable in holding its prisoners after the Arab nation released a number of high-profile prisoners.

Charging al-Awlaki in the U.S. would also make it easier for the U.S. to demand he be turned over. However, Yemeni officials have said they will not turn al-Awlaki over to the U.S. because, as a Yemeni citizen, he must be prosecuted there.

Prosecutor Ali al-Saneaa announced the charges against al-Awlaki as part of a trial against another man, Hisham Assem. Assem has been accused of killing a Frenchman in an Oct. 6 attack at an oil firm compound where he worked as a security guard. Assem, 19, denied all the charges and said he was tortured and forced to give false confessions.

Assem was present in court. But al-Awlaki and a third suspect, his cousin Osman al-Awlaki, were charged in absentia. The hearing was held under tight security at a courthouse in downtown San'a, Yemen's capital.

Al-Awlaki is believed to be living in a mountainous region of Yemen, sheltered by his family and tribal leaders who say he has no ties to terrorism.

Oh the miss-guided want to be's of a Holy War, can't understand that their Holy War will mean more dead Muslim's.. And bring the laws of this country upon them.

But my hope is that many normal Muslim's will soon stand up and say they are wrong and unfaithful to the Koran.


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I don't remember now, but was Al Queda thought to have been responsible for the attack on the USS Cole, or was it someone else?
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I don't remember now, but was Al Queda thought to have been responsible for the attack on the USS Cole, or was it someone else?
I'm pretty sure it was Al Qaeda, but I'm sure there's someone out there who'll say it was the Tea Party...
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lizzie they were operating on Al-Qaida orders if I recall correctly. A quick google search will show it all.

Here is the search and one news story.

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Waterboarded Al Qaeda Mastermind of U.S.S. Cole Attack Gets 'Victim' Status from Poland | CNSnews.com

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UK identifies al-Qaida offshoot as key new threat


It won't be long before $ and boots get to Yemen above what is now in place.

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By DAVID STRINGER, Associated Press David Stringer, Associated Press 2 hrs 7 mins ago

LONDON Britain's top law enforcement official warned Wednesday that al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has attempted attacks inside the U.K. and is posing an escalating threat in the wake of the attempted Yemen mail bomb strikes.

Home Secretary Theresa May said a suspect tied to the al-Qaida affiliate was arrested in Britain this year over a plot by the group to carry out an attack on the U.K.

She said al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula "now has a very substantial operational capability in Yemen," citing a suicide bomb attack on the British ambassador to Yemen in April and a rocket strike against a diplomatic convoy last month.

"But they have also shown the ability to project a threat far beyond the borders of Yemen," May told an audience of security officials, adding that police have been working to disrupt them.

She claimed that if the mail bomb uncovered last week had exploded aboard a passenger jet, it could have caused deaths on the scale of the 1988 terror attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 259 people on board and 11 on the ground.

May said the capability of al-Qaida's core leadership was in decline, but threats from Yemen and Somalia were becoming increasingly serious.

"Action by our counterparts in Pakistan, by our allies in the U.S., by our own coalition forces in Afghanistan and of course by agencies here and elsewhere have all made al-Qaida weaker than at any time since 9/11," she said.

However, she said Britain believed that Yemen mail bombs plot had been hatched by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and acknowledged it involved sophisticated bomb-making.
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Well now two Nations what this sucker dead or alive... About time some wake up to reality.

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By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press Ahmed Al-haj, Associated Press Sat Nov 6, 10:08 am ET

SAN'A, Yemen A Yemeni judge ordered police Saturday to find a radical U.S.-born cleric "dead or alive" after the al-Qaida-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial for his role in the killing of foreigners.

Yemen is under heavy U.S. pressure to crack down on the country's al-Qaida offshoot after a scheme to send bombs through the mail in packages addressed to the U.S. was thwarted a week ago. The group known as l-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the plot on Friday.

The cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, was born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents and is one of the most prominent English-language radical clerics. His sermons advocating jihad, or holy war, against the United States have influenced militants involved in several attacks or attempted attacks on U.S. soil.

Yemeni officials say he may have blessed the mail bomb plot, while not necessarily taking an active part in it.

The United States has already authorized the CIA to capture or kill al-Awlaki, who has also been linked to the failed bombing of a U.S.-bound plane in December 2009.

Al-Awlaki is thought to be hiding in the mountains of southern Yemen, enjoying the protection of family and his large tribe, while facing what some analysts describe as only a halfhearted effort by the Yemeni authorities to capture or kill him.

With his sudden trial and the arrest order, Yemen appears to be trying to show its American allies that it considers the cleric a serious threat.

Judge Mohsen Allwan ordered al-Awlaki to be "arrested by force, dead or alive" after he failed to appear for the start of his trial in Yemen on Tuesday. He was charged last week as a co-defendant in a surprise announcement as part of the trial of another man, Hisham Assem, who has been accused of killing a Frenchman in an Oct. 6 attack at an oil firm compound.

Al-Awlaki's name and that of a cousin, Othman al-Awlaki, were added as defendants in absentia.

According to the prosecution, Othman al-Awlaki had put Assem indirectly in e-mail contact with Anwar al-Awlaki
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In Tuesday's court session, Assem denied all charges and claimed he had been tortured in detention to make false confessions. He repeated those claims on Saturday.

U.S. investigators say Anwar al-Awlaki's sermons have been a key inspiration for a string of militants, including possibly the Pakistani man who tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square this year, and that he had e-mail contacts with the Army psychiatrist accused of last year's killings at Fort Hood, Texas.

They say that since he returned to Yemen in 2006, al-Awlaki has moved beyond inspiration to take a role as an active operative in al-Qaida's affiliate there.

Dang the good guys alway have to use so much time to deal with the truth and get the job done.

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Check any package for the senders country...

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By MATT APUZZO, EILEEN SULLIVAN and DAVID RISING, Associated Press Matt Apuzzo, Eileen Sullivan And David Rising, Associated Press Sat Nov 6, 1:10 pm ET

The woman stepped off Hadda Street into a pair of courier offices in Yemen's capital. In FedEx and UPS storefronts tucked along shopping centers and travel agencies in San'a, she mailed two Hewlett-Packard printers to the United States.

She used a fake name, address and phone number. She paid in cash. Then she disappeared.

Hidden inside each printer was a bomb powerful enough to down an airplane.

Authorities believe it was the most sophisticated effort yet by al-Qaida in Yemen to strike inside the U.S. Though details are still emerging, a senior U.S. official said evidence points to a plot to blow up cargo planes inside the U.S., either on runways or over American cities.

Alerted to the plot by Saudi intelligence, security officials chased the two packages across five countries, trying frantically over the next two days to prevent an explosion that could have come at any moment.

Several times, the explosive packages were in plain sight. Twice, a bomb was aboard a passenger plane. Once, authorities were just minutes too late to stop a cargo jet with a bomb from departing for its next destination.

The pursuit recounted to The Associated Press by officials in the U.S., Britain, Yemen, Germany and the United Arab Emirates shows that even when the world's counterterrorism systems work, preventing an attack is often a terrifyingly close ordeal.

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For al-Qaida, the two bombs were a significant upgrade over the small device that failed to detonate inside a passenger's underwear on a U.S.-bound jet last Christmas. This time, the bombers packed four times the explosives.

Instead of relying on a suicide bomber to ignite the fuse, the bombmaker wired these devices to explode using the alarm function of two cell phones. The phones were wired to syringes full of lead azide, a powder that takes only a small electric charge to explode.

The printer cartridges were filled with PETN, an industrial explosive that, when X-rayed, would resemble the cartridge's ink powder. Used in heavy construction, PETN is stable enough to endure the jostling of a trans-Atlantic flight but extremely volatile if triggered by a small explosion.

Bomb experts say the cell phone alarm probably would have sent an electrical charge into the syringe, heating a filament and igniting the lead azide. That would trigger the PETN
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U.S. counterterrorism officials believe it was the work of al-Qaida's master bombmaker in Yemen, Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, who's been linked to the Christmas plot.

UPS and FedEx employees screened the packages in Yemen, according to two U.S. officials who, like most people interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

In Yemen, cargo screening is done manually, one official said. Employees looked at the contents of the packages but never took the printer apart.

Both packages were cleared for delivery.

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This clown is pushing the limits. Heck I bet he is out of Yemen by now.

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Radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans


By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press Maggie Michael, Associated Press 1 hr 56 mins ago

CAIRO A U.S.-born radical Yemeni cleric linked to previous attacks on the U.S. called for Muslims around world to kill Americans in a new video message posted on radical websites Monday.

Anwar al-Awlaki said since all Americans are the enemy, clerics don't need to issue any special fatwas or religious rulings allowing them to be killed.

"Don't consult with anybody in killing the Americans, fighting the devil doesn't require consultation or prayers seeking divine guidance. They are the party of the devils," he said. "We are two opposites who will never come together."

In the 23-minute Arabic language message entitled "Make it known and clear to mankind," al-Awlaki said that for Americans and Muslims it was "either us or them."

Born in New Mexico, al-Awlaki has used his website and English-language sermons to encourage Muslims around the world to kill U.S. troops in Iraq and has been tied by U.S. intelligence to the 9/11 hijackers, underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, as well as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in November at Fort Hood, Texas.

U.S. investigators say since he returned to Yemen in 2006, al-Awlaki has moved beyond just inspiring militants to becoming an active operative in al-Qaida's affiliate there.

On Friday, the Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for sending bombs through the mail in packages addressed to the U.S. which was thwarted a week ago.

This is the first full posting of the video, after clips of it were released on Oct. 23, two weeks before the mail bombs were uncovered.

Al-Awlaki also attacked rulers in the Arab world, particularly Yemen, describing them as corrupt and he called on religious scholars to declare them "non-Muslims" for betraying the Muslim people.

"Kings, emirs, and presidents are now not qualified to lead the nation, or even a flock of sheep," he said. "If the leaders are corrupt, the scholars have the responsibility to lead the nation."

He added that these leaders would have to be removed for the Muslim people to move forward.

Which would change a lot in a short time.

The only way Muslims were going to protect themselves from the threat of the infidels was by supporting the "mujahedeen," he said, referring to those fighting for al-Qaida.

"If we support the mujahedeen, we will win it all and if we let them down, we will lose it all," he said while wearing traditional Yemeni clothes with a dagger at his belt sitting behind a desk.

Now what J. William's expressed seems to be a well thought out expression of fear.

I have been saying the average Muslim needs to stand up and say no this isn't my form of Islam nor part of my faith.

Just when do they plan on speaking out if at all?

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