Got him

03.01.03

Pakistan claims to have captured a top Al-Quaeda leader:

Pakistan said it had arrested the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, on Saturday in what officials declared was a major coup in the global war on terror.

“We have finally apprehended Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Rashid Qureshi, spokesman for President Pervez Musharraf, told Reuters.

“It was the work of Pakistani intelligence agencies… It is a big achievement. He is the kingpin of al Qaeda.”

Still doesn’t answer the question of where Osama Bin Laden is.

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1 jaws 03.02.03 at 8:02 AM

If bin laden is alive, this guy will likely know where he’s recently been….this is a big, big, blow to Al-Queda….plus the assasination of an al-queda operative in Lebanon….overall a good day….

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2 Damian P. 03.02.03 at 2:52 PM

Still doesn’t answer the question of where Osama Bin Laden is.

Hell. Or enjoying his 72 virgins, depending on your point of view.

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3 segacs 03.02.03 at 7:28 PM

If he is dead, the chances of the world finding out are quite remote. I guess it depends on how much stock you put in American claims that recent videotapes are authentic.

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4 AlexCV 03.03.03 at 6:03 AM

The likelihood that this guy has a remote clue where Osama is right now is next to nil. He might not even know if the guy’s still breathing. The whole point of running a very decentralized network is so that the capture of one individual does not harm the whole organization too much.

The fact that they publically acknowledged they caught that guy means they’ve already given up on using him to try to track down anyone else.

My guess is that the paki’s are through with the rubber hoses and got what they could, then the US stepped in. Always like that. The US waits for someone else to do the dirty work because they have to abide to human rights.

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5 Me 03.09.03 at 5:34 PM

Some fishiness about the arrest of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was reported shot dead on Sept. 11, 2002 in Pakistan, then reported arrested and whisked off to an ‘undisclosed location’ by CIA on March 3, 2003, then reported held by Pakistani ISI on March 4, 2003, then, again, reported whisked off by CIA.

Mohammed is reputed to have been an ISI agent who was initially #22 on the FBI’s most wanted list and then quickly ‘whisked’ up to top 3 status before his ‘arrest.’

As well, the Taliban group to which Mohammed was said to belong denied his arrest this month, claiming ‘we know exactly where he is’ and challenging the CIA to prove that they in fact had him.

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