By Richard Miniter
Regardless of the rhetoric of election-year Democrats, the US is silently and intentionally taking down al Qaeda phone by way of phone. however the media is not reporting in this covert war-nor the near-misses we've got skilled in view that 9-11. long island instances bestselling writer and investigative reporter Richard Miniter (Losing Bin weighted down) faucets his specific resources and on-the-spot international reporting to bare America's unheralded successes within the struggle on terror. Shadow struggle comprises: The never-before-reported tale of a plot to assassinate President Bush in 2002 and why it failed Why the White condominium feared that al Qaeda had Air strength One's mystery transponder codes on September eleven How corrupt Philippine generals are betraying the United States via accepting US guns to struggle terrorists - after which promoting them to al Qaeda-affiliated teams and masses extra.
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It only complicated things. Sayed bluffed. " GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA-United Yellow Cab number 50 was parked under the branches of a tree near a Harris Teeter store, along a shopping strip on West Market Street. Three other taxicabs were parked behind it. Inside number 50, four immigrants from Sudan were passing the time, waiting for the radio dispatcher to send one of them a pick-up. One of the four men, Zaher Altahair, recalls, "We were just talking, weather, sports "8 Suddenly two cars and a sport utility vehicle roared in, blockading the taxis.
If it were false and could be proven so, it might lead the Americans to reconsider their stance. So, for Sudan, it was an opportunity wrapped in a crisis. Then the station chief asked his urgent question: Will you help us? Early the next morning, Sayed tracked down Mekki's commanding officer. He was told that Mekki had indeed trained as a pilot in Pakistan, but at his own expense. Until 2000, it was fairly common for Sudanese men seeking military careers to arrange their pilot training in Pakistan; Sudan's military has a relatively small training budget and preferred to recruit pilots who already knew how to fly.
Mohammed Rashid Daoud al-Owhali, a citizen of Saudi Arabia, and Khalfan Khamis Mohammed, a Tanzanian national, faced the death sentence for their role in the embassy bombings. Lebanese American Wadih el Hage and Jordanian Mohammed Saddiq Odeh faced life in prison. Ultimately, all four were sentenced to prison for life. Grave problems festered at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, unknown to the new attorney general. FBI field offices in Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Newark had uncovered elements of bin Laden's plot to attack the United States—and had met a brick wall at FBI headquarters.