Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ex-Guantanamo Inmates In New Al-Qaeda Video

Agence France-Presse reports - - -

Two men released from the US "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have appeared in a video posted on a jihadist website, the SITE monitoring service reported.

One of the two former inmates, a Saudi man identified as Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri, or prisoner number 372, has been elevated to the senior ranks of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, a US counter-terrorism official told AFP.

Three other men appear in the video, including Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi, identified as an Al-Qaeda field commander. SITE later said he was prisoner No. 333…

The rest of the AFP story is here.

My comments:

AFP doesn’t ID SITE beyond terming it a “monitoring service.”

Here’s more about SITE from its Web site:

Studying the primary source propaganda, training manuals, and chatter of terrorists offers insight into terrorists and their activities that can not be obtained anywhere else. Failing to monitor terrorist propaganda is a failure in intelligence.

To fulfill this need, the SITE Intelligence Group offers its Monitoring Service, which provides numerous daily translations of terrorist propaganda and multimedia from primary source terrorist websites.
While most of SITE’s work is available on a subscription only basis, you can read a list of titles of some of their articles, translations and reports here.

When I read AFP’s story, I thought two things:

1) It was predictable.

2) A lot of Dems, Liberals and Leftists (yes, lots of overlap there) had to work very hard pressuring the Bush administration to release Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri, Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi and others like them.

If you’re happy Abu 372 and Abu 333 are now “back at work,” remember to thank the people who helped free them.


Anonymous said...

And remember, Jack Murtha says he'd have no problem having the prisoners housed in his congressional district.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Ms. Pelosi should talk to Cap'n Jack - since she is against housing the prisoners in Alcatraz. Guess that she isafraid they won't escape as they most certainly will do in whatever facility they are housed in Pennsylvania.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but there's something I don't quite understand.
I've heard a bunch of people (okay, most have been left wingnuts, but even Judge Napolitano on FNC is included) talk about "constitutional rights" with regard to the captured terrorists.
If memory serves me, there were a bunch of Germans, Japanese, Italians, Bulgarians, etc who were captured and held during WWII. None of them enjoyed any "constitutional rights" and none of them was considered for trial under our court system. Maybe the Nurenburg or Tokyo War Crimes defendants? Nope, there was some kind of "world court" procedure established for them and they were all considered guilty from the get-go. Not a single one of those people were granted the rights of a United States citizen. We won't even go into the North Korean and Chinese prisoners, or the captured Viet Cong.
Maybe I missed it when we changed our laws to include every slimeball, throat-slitting, Islamofascist dirtbag under our system so we can feel good about ourselves.
Who the hell are we kidding?? The captured terrorists are not combatants of any legitimate state with which we are at war, so the Geneva Convention doesn't apply. Though some of the crimes were committed in the United States, most of the captives were picked up on foreign soil and their crimes were commited in foreign countries. What's the connection with the U.S. Constitution??
My solution to the Gitmo issue? Load all the dirtbags into a cargo plane, fly them over the Afghan/Pakistan border area and airdrop them. Then airdop their parachutes. Next problem?
Tarheel Hawkeye

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