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BinLaden's son-in-law kidnapped by CIA ???

 
 
Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2013 05:33 pm
Has anybody seen a story on the kidnapping of Osama BinLaden's son-in-law in Jordan earlier this month? I don't recall seeing anything in the English-language media or on the 'net. Ran across this item on a Latvian language site today. (Unfortunately, it's in Latvian which I can translate for you, of course, but it would be better, I think, if we could get more detailed information from, say alJazeera.)

http://www.diena.lv/uploads/thumbnails/705x457/article/1400/13997383/5031544_ORIGINAL_1362662455.jpg.jpg

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Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2013 05:44 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
It was on cable news a few times today.

Here are some links for you:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/03/201337224243339718.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/03/07/qaeda-osama-bin-laden/1970563/

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/07/17224861-bin-laden-son-in-law-arrested-whisked-to-nyc-on-terror-charges?lite

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/world/middleeast/bin-laden-son-in-law-is-being-held-in-a-new-york-jail.html

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/07/world/meast/bin-laden-relative-captured/?hpt=hp_t2

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP3067f869f4ee489dafa6b78426516790.html
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Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2013 05:52 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
FWIW, this was reported about Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in Wiki:


"Ghaith was arrested by Jordanian officials and turned over to US authorities with the help of Israel's intelligence organization Mossad on March 7, 2013. He was subsequently extradited to the United States, and housed in a federal prison in New York.

Ghaith is expected to face terrorism charges in U.S. federal court in New York City"
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Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2013 05:54 pm
@Butrflynet,
Thanx, bfn. Much appreciated. Hell of a note when I have to go to a foreign language site (and not even Arabic!) to get news of the world.
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Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2013 05:56 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I got those links from Google news.
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Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2013 05:59 pm
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

FWIW, this was reported about Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in Wiki:


"Ghaith was arrested by Jordanian officials and turned over to US authorities with the help of Israel's intelligence organization [u Mossad[/u] on March 7, 2013. He was subsequently extradited to the United States, and housed in a federal prison in New York.

Ghaith is expected to face terrorism charges in U.S. federal court in New York City"



Interesting. The Latvian story doesn't mention either the Israeli involvement nor that the arrest was made by Jordanian officials. According to that story, Ghaith had been arrested in Turkey (doesn't say on what charge/s). Turkey declined an extradition request by the USA and shipped him off to Jordan from whence he was supposed to continue on to Kuwait where he had (apparently) been promised asylum. But the CIA agents grabbed him at the airport and shuttled him off to the USA post-haste. No word on where he is being held.
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Reply Thu 7 Mar, 2013 07:13 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
CNN reports:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/07/world/meast/bin-laden-relative-captured/?hpt=hp_t2

"The U.S. Treasury Department has described Abu Ghaith as "the official spokesman of al Qaeda since his appointment to that position after the attacks of September 11, 2001."

He appeared in videos as "the mouthpiece of bin Laden," the department said.

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported that Abu Ghaith was seized in Ankara "after a tipoff" from the CIA and was held for 33 days. A Turkish court decided to release him because he had not committed a crime in Turkey. He was considered "stateless" because Kuwait had stripped him of his citizenship after he appeared in videos supporting the 9/11 attacks, the report said.

Abu Ghaith entered Turkey illegally from Iran, so he could be deported to Iran or another country, the report said. After Iran did not accept him,

Turkey decided to send him to Kuwait through Jordan. The CIA captured Abu Ghaith when he was passing from Jordan into Kuwait, the newspaper said.

The U.S. government did not immediately confirm the report.

Abu Ghaith was a high school teacher and preacher at a mosque in Kuwait, the U.S. Treasury says on its website. "He fought in Afghanistan, accused the U.S. government of killing children in Iraq through U.N. sanctions, and joined Muslim guerillas fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the summer of 1994."

He was later banned from his mosque for using his sermons to attack the government.

Before September 11, 2001, "his mission was to recruit elements for training in bin Laden's camps in Afghanistan."


The U.S. 9/11 Commission said Abu Ghaith "reportedly" supported the idea of a major operation directly against the United States in 2001."
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