Pakistan captures high-level al Qaeda operative




 
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July 30th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Pakistan captures high-level al Qaeda operative


Quote:
Pakistan says it has captured a high-level al Qaeda suspect in a stand-off involving hundreds of police.
Tanzanian Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is wanted in connection with the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa.
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapc...ure/index.html

Great news!

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They did not give up until after police set fires at the back and sides of the house.
I would like to see that happening in Norway..
July 30th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3938133.stm

link to an article on the capture!
July 30th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Dang, I forgot to add the link to my post..

Added now..
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July 30th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
Do the Pakistani soldiers get to split the reward money?

I wonder if the US should allow it. Considering there are elements within the Saudi and Pakistani forces sympathetic to al Qaeda, it might be a good idea. If they are in the Pakistani or Saudi military or intelligence services, but are ineligible for the cash, they may continue their support for al Qaeda. If, however, we allow the Pakistanis or Saudis to share in the cash, it may help to weaken the bond.

EDIT: Got rid of the pronouns, which were confusing.
July 30th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
You cant offer reward mony then refuse to pay it! It will win u no friends!
August 1st, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
That isn't what I meant.

I believe our troops cannot share in the reward money. I wonder if the Pakistani forces are under a similar rule.
August 1st, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Huh? If a US troop captures an Al-Qaeda wanted-man, he gets the prise money?
August 1st, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
I don't think so.
August 1st, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
yeah, cause that would be very strange.
August 2nd, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
If you refuse to let active soldiers get the reward money and leave it open to everyone else your just going to get lots of bounty hunters etc. which i doubt is what the US wants as they probably want to be seen getting the al-qaeda men! I agree with SHERMAN that it would be very strange if they didnt!