Al-Qaida in Arabian Peninsula=Guantanamo/Mossad, ISIS=Camp Bucca, Iraq

Embassy Bombing Trial Confirms “al Qaida” in Yemen Is Mossad

Batch 10

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How a group freed from Guantanamo returned to terror

By Peter Taylor
BBC News

The failed Detroit airliner bomb attack on Christmas Day awakened the world to the threat from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a group that until then was hardly a household name.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a young Nigerian who allegedly came within an ace of killing almost 300 passengers and crew with a bomb hidden in his underwear, said he had been trained and sent by its leaders.

US President Barack Obama’s embarrassment and anger at the potentially catastrophic failure of intelligence which allowed Mr Abdulmutallab to board the plane has been compounded by the revelation that two of AQAP’s founders, Said al-Shihri and Mohammed al-Awfi, were both former Guantanamo detainees.

Several AQAP foot soldiers are also former Guantanamo prisoners.

This only confirms the fears of critics vehemently opposed to Mr Obama’s promise to close the prison camp by the end of this month.

‘Deviant ideology’

In total, 120 Saudi detainees have been repatriated from Guantanamo.

Mr Obama’s dilemma is dramatically illustrated by a BBC investigation into what happened to the 14 detainees of Batch 10, who were flown home to Saudi Arabia just over two years ago.

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The Saudi government’s aim was to put them through its controversial de-radicalisation or Care programme, with a view to rehabilitating its “beneficiaries” in society.

Of the 120 Saudi returnees, 111 of them have gone through the Care programme – the other nine returned to the Kingdom before the scheme was set up.

The government claims a 90% success rate and says that only 10 of the former Guantanamo detainees absconded, crossing the border into Yemen.

But Batch 10 certainly does not fit this picture.

When the Saudi 747 jet carrying them landed in Riyadh, its passengers were greeted by the authorities not as heroes but as “victims” who had been brainwashed and misled by a deviant ideology.

All went through the Care programme, but five later escaped to Yemen.

Increasing threat

There two of them, al-Shihri and al-Awfi, helped set up AQAP and then took part in the organisation’s launch video.

The video was released on 22 January 2009, the day after Mr Obama announced that Guantanamo was to be closed down by 22 January 2010 – a deadline which will not be met.

In the video al-Awfi savagely attacked the Saudi rehabilitation programme, perhaps an indication of the increasing threat it poses to al-Qaeda.

It is no coincidence that last October an al-Qaeda suicide bomber, with explosives concealed in his rectum, tried to assassinate the eponymous founder of the centre, Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, the Saudi deputy interior minister.

He survived. The bomber did not.

The attack was a sign of the technical sophistication of al-Qaeda’s Yemeni franchise, mirrored by the explosives hidden in Abdulmutallab’s underpants on Christmas Day.


Mohammed al-Awfi’s is an extraordinary story. He went through the rehabilitation programme like the others from Batch 10, but then fled to Yemen where he starred in the al-Qaeda launch video.

Astonishingly al-Awfi later re-crossed the border into Saudi Arabia and gave himself up.

Peter Taylor in Riyadh

Peter Taylor pictured in Riyadh, where he met Mohammed al-Awfi

I have never understood why he did so.

The Saudis told me it was because he had received a phone call from his wife telling him to return to look after her and the children.

The explanation caused me to raise a quizzical eyebrow. I was told it is not unknown for the Saudis to use families as bait.

Al-Awfi is now living in luxury accommodation in Riyadh’s top security prison where he is being drained of every scrap of intelligence.

He has all the comforts of home, a well furnished flat and regular visits by a grateful and relieved family.

After long negotiations with the Ministry of the Interior, I was finally allowed to meet him for an interview.

Surprisingly for a former jihadi who had breathed such fire in the al-Qaeda video, he was gentle and unthreatening, with pristine white robes, and a red and white checked Saudi keffiyeh.

His story and the reasons for his change of heart are well rehearsed.

Eighteen months earlier the interior ministry had video-taped the return of Batch 10.

In it one of the first returnees to be seen boarding the plane is al-Awfi.

He is dishevelled and appears to be in pain, the result, he told me, of being tortured by the Americans at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan six years earlier.

Al-Awfi claimed his US interrogators had done terrible things to him. He alleges they sat him on a chair, made a hole in the seat, and then “pulled out the testicles from underneath which they then hit with a metal rod”.

“They’d then tie up your penis and make you drink salty water in order to make you urinate without being able to do so, until they make you scream,” he added.

Painful memories

I spoke to other former detainees who allege they had been subjected to electric shock treatment at Bagram and Kandahar.

When I asked al-Awfi why the rehabilitation programme had not worked for him, he said it was because the memories of what he had suffered at the hands of Americans were far more powerful than any corrective inducements he had received in the Care programme.

I asked him about his participation in the video.

Now securely in Saudi hands and surrounded by Saudi minders, he told me he had been forced into it.

“The al-Qaeda leadership there put pressure on me to appear,” he said.

“I came and found a photocopied paper with a full text of what they wanted me to say. I even disagreed, but they said I had to recite all these things for political reasons.”

He says the recording took six hours and lasted until 0200 in the morning.

I then asked al-Awfi why he had decided to return after making the video.

“I saw the truth,” he said. “I saw that the path was a deviant path away from the sayings of the Prophet. Thanks to God Almighty’s generosity, I realised that and I made a final decision to return to Saudi Arabia.”

I personally suspect there was much more to it than that though.

But al-Awfi is alive, unlike another former detainee from Batch 10, Youssef Al-Shihri, who also joined al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Last October he crossed the border from Yemen into Saudi Arabia disguised in a burqa, with six others from Yemen to carry out a bomb attack.

The cell was intercepted by the Saudi security forces. Al-Shihri and another member of the cell were shot dead in the ensuing gun battle. Three loaded explosive belts were found in their car.

Bigger threats

Two others returnees from Batch 10 – Murtadha Ali Saeed Magram and Turki Meshawi Zayid al-Assiri – are still at large in Yemen and on the Saudi wanted list.

And what of Said al-Shihri who was on the same flight as al-Awfi and who later appeared with him in the al-Qaeda video?

Al-Shihri now represents the biggest threat of all as he is believed to be second in command – the deputy leader – of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

In the video he declared “our imprisonment has only increased our persistence”.

What happened in the skies above Detroit on Christmas Day is an indication of that.

Israeli Terrorist Cell–“Islamic Jihad of Yemen”

[SEE: Embassy Bombing Trial Confirms “al Qaida” in Yemen Is Mossad]

Bassam Abdullah al-Haidari

[“Islamic Jihad of Yemen” took responsibility for several bombings in the capitol, Sanaa.  After their arrest, Bassam Abdullah al-Haidari’s computer was searched and authorities found an email from al-Haidari to Israeli PM Olmert, saying that they were “ready for anything”.  Someone from Olmert’s office answered the email, in Hebrew, allegedly accepting Islamic Jihad Yemen as a new terrorist client.  Al-Haidari was tried and given the death penalty for this email.  Unknown if sentence ever carried-out.]

“We are an organization Jihad, and you are Jews, but you are honest, and we are ready for anything.”  al-Haidari

“We are ready to support you to be a stumbling block in the Middle East and will support you as clients, saying that it would” harm the status of Yemen’s political and diplomatic, “according to the Yemen News Agency.  Olmert’s office

Support for the death penalty against the accused in the case of President spying with Israel


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The first convicted al-Haidari illegal contact with Israel, where he initiated himself to serve with others convicted, claiming they were from the Organization of the Islamic Jihad.

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December 1, 2008

Led by Abu Ghaith Al-Yamani and adjust the possession of correspondence with the views of Israel

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A security source reveals Khvaya cell seized and her relationship with the Israeli intelligence
Tuesday, October 7-October 2008 at 15:00 / 26 Spettmbernt / special:

A security source that revealed the terrorist cell that was announced tuned and that investigations revealed the presence of unrelated third-party intelligence Israeli is the so-called organization Islamic Jihad, which is composed of six people, led by the so-called Emad Ali Saeed rune and alias Abu Ghaith al-Miqdad Al-Yamani, which had previously cell Posted number threats to target a number of Arab and foreign embassies in Yemen, including the embassies of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
The source told “26 Spettmbernt” The investigations with cell members and seizures that were obtained with it, including the computer has revealed a correspondence between a cell members, a deputy leader of the cell, named Bassam Abdullah Fadel al-Haidari and one of the intelligence agencies in Israel, which requested the support of the implementation of been through terrorist in Yemen.
The source pointed out that the investigations with cell members still continued after the completion of which will be to refer the case to justice.

TEXAS POLICE STATE–Troopers Search Woman’s Anus and Genitals On Major Highway, In Plain Sight

Texas woman sues state trooper over invasive roadside body cavity-search


texas police state   A still from the traffic stop. One of the women can be heard in the video saying, ‘I was like totally violated over there a few minutes ago. I had a finger in my a– and a finger in my p—-. … This is so embarrassing to me.’

A woman is suing the Texas Department of Public Safety and four state troopers for what she calls an overly invasive body-cavity search in broad daylight on the side of the road. One of the troopers was previously sued over the same procedure.

Jennifer Stelly, a Texas Corrections officer, and her boyfriend Channing Castex were pulled over by two troopers for speeding in March 2013, according to the complaint. The officers arrested Castex after they said they smelled marijuana, which he admitted to have smoked previously.

“They say they pulled me over for speeding and I received no speeding ticket. They said they were smelling stuff and they were looking for stuff in the car and they didn’t find nothing,” Castex told KRIV.

Troopers then found pot in Stelly’s purse, and called a female trooper on her cell phone ‒ instead of through dispatch ‒ to perform a search of the woman’s body, the complaint said. Before the trooper arrived, another officer joined the two who had performed the stop.

Stelly remained standing on the side of the road during the entire hour-long incident, while Castex was in the backseat of the squad car.

When the female trooper arrived, the search was performed in view of the dashboard-mounted camera in the cop car, as well as in front of the three male officers and the busy highway traffic.

“She started going into my clothing and she penetrated areas that I don’t wish to disclose at this point,” Stelly told KPRC. “I was scared. I was violated. I didn’t know what to do.”

“I was afraid for one,” she added. “But more than afraid, I was publicly humiliated. I was violated in daylight.”

Castex told the NBC affiliate he protested from the backseat of the patrol car.

“I was thinking that was wrong,” he said. “I was telling them stop this. Not right. You shouldn’t be doing this.”

The male troopers laughed as they watched the cavity search, according to the complaint.

“I was on my cycle so she could not penetrate the vaginal area but she went to the anal area and she penetrated and put her finger inside and I just felt violated,” Stelly told KRIV.

The officer did not change gloves between portions of the examination, court records said.

“Even if drugs would have been found, the act of penetrating a woman’s body to look for a plant deemed illegal by the state is immoral, repugnant, and a telling indication of a broken system,” the Free Thought Project wrote. “Stelly’s constitutional rights, as well as her person, were clearly violated during this incident.”

Stelly’s lawyer, Allie Booker, condemned the incident.

“It’s not right for you to sexually violate someone,” she told KPRC. “There is no clause in the constitution or any other law that allows you to do that so they need to be fired.”

Booker noted that the same female trooper, Kelley Helleson, was a defendant in a previous lawsuit involving roadside cavity searches. In that 2012 incident, video from a dash-mounted camera shows Helleson using her fingers to search the anuses and vaginas of the women. The trooper used the same latex glove to touch the genitals of both women, while conducting the search on the side of the road in full view of the passing vehicles. Booker also represented the two women in that case, which was settled out of court for $185,000.

Helleson “was reprimanded [and] she was put on six months leave and she was retrained,” Booker told KRIV.

Stelly told the Fox affiliate that she didn’t feel the trooper’s training was used because she left the traffic stop feeling like a sexual assault victim.

In 2013, two other women filed suit against the Texas Department of Public Safety after a roadside body-cavity search performed by another state trooper, Jennie Bui. New Mexico law enforcement has also been under fire for invasive searches, including a lawsuit from a woman who claims a corrections officer sprayed mace on a her genitals during a strip search.

Gen. Betrayus Facing FBI Charges Over Tawdry Affair, Nothing For Screwing-Up Iraq

FBI and Justice Department recommend felony charges against Petraeus


Former CIA director David Petraeus (AFP Photo/Frederic J. Brown) Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA director David Petraeus (Reuters/Davis Turner)

Former CIA director David Petraeus (AFP Photo/Frederic J. Brown) Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA director David Petraeus (Reuters/Davis Turner)

The FBI and Justice Department are recommending felony charges be brought against retired Gen. David Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress when he was director of the CIA, according to officials.

The announcement was first reported by The New York Times and follows an investigation into an affair Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography. The investigation, opened in 2012, centered on whether he gave her access to his CIA email account and other highly classified information, much of which was found stored on Broadwell’s personal computer.

READ MORE: FBI continues Petraeus investigation, interviews ex-CIA director

Attorney General Eric Holder has to decide now whether to seek an indictment that could lead to a prison sentence for the retired four star-general.

A lawyer for Petraeus, Robert Barnett, told the Times he had no comment.

The FBI was investigating an unrelated email cyber stalking complaint when the Petraeus affair came to light and the documents were discovered, though Broadwell was ultimately cleared of cyber stalking charges.

At the time of the investigation in 2012, both Petraeus and Broadwell denied to investigators that he was the source of any classified information, officials said. The investigation and the exposure of the affair led to Petraeus’ resignation from the CIA in 2012, with him saying he had shown “extremely poor judgment” in conducting the affair.

Petraeus has indicated to the Justice Department that he has no interest in a plea deal that would spare him an embarrassing trial.

READ MORE: FBI continues to investigate former CIA director General Petraeus

Since the scandal broke, the former general began working with private equity firm KKR, and has academic posts at Harvard and the University of Southern California. White House sources told Bloomberg that the Obama administration has sought his advice on the fight against the Islamic State and that he still has his security clearance.

READ MORE: Socialite entwined in Petraeus scandal sues Pentagon

Before the end of last year, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), now chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said the investigation needed to end if there are no charges coming.

“If he has done something wrong, charge him, if he has not, let him go,” he said. “At this point I don’t know what their motivation is. But I worry they will let this linger until the President leaves office.”