Top AQ commander in Pakistan arrested – will he sing on OBL?

Posted by: ST on August 18, 2006 at 8:11 pm

Very interesting development in the WOT:

Pakistani officials say the arrest of a top al Qaeda commander could provide clues to the whereabouts of hidden terror cells around the world and to his superiors, Ayman al Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden.

Pakistani police tell ABC News they arrested Matiur Rehman based on leads in the investigation of the foiled plot to blow up U.S.-bound airplanes from London.

U.S. law enforcement officials say they have been notified by their counterparts in Pakistan that Rehman is in custody. U.S. intelligence officials say they cannot confirm his arrest and remain skeptical of the reports.

Even if he doesn’t start chirping about OBL’s whereabouts, his arrest might lead to hundreds of others:

Rehman is regarded as the connection between al Qaeda and a large network of Pakistani extremists in major cities around the world.

He reportedly has the list of thousands of Pakistanis who trained in the al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan in the late 1990s.

“If they found that piece of documentation, we will see hundreds, if not thousands, of arrests around the world,” said Alexis Debat, an ABC News consultant and counter-terrorism fellow at the Nixon Center.

Sounds like good news in the continued global war on terror. Don’t tell the far left.

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  1. benning says:

    If this is true, won’t the Pakistanis use torture to extract all the information they want? And if they do, won’t we be accused of condoning torture if we accept that information?

    Gad! The MSM will crucify GW!

    Hmmm … kinda like they do now for every wrong ever committed in the world. Hmmmmm ….

    Okay! I can live with that!**==

  2. Phil says:

    I have generally found myself not to hate anyone or anything in my life when I was young and naive, but life has a way of making things come out into the lite and showing the real agenda of people and or groups of people. So I see that if this Matiur Rehman has been a part of a group of these terrorists/Islamo Facists than I would say that he does deserve to be tortured since his enimies had probably gotten worse.

    This is why the Liberals are moraly bankrupt in their agenda of not using torture to bring to lite any details of where some worse Islamo facists like his bosses Ayman al Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden have been hidding. So anyone want to die because we have to listen to what the Liberals say because the Liberals are truly the ones who are living in fantasy land still the ones who are truly naive and to their Naiveta will get us all killed. So as I say it all depends on, do you want to trust the Liberals with our national security or do we take back the good ole US of A.:-w

  3. camojack says:

    “Sounds like good news in the continued global war on terror. Don’t tell the far left.”

    Oh, I’m sure they’ll find some way to “spin” it…
    :-w

  4. Marshall Art says:

    I just hope it’s true. Then, sit back and watch the lib antics.

    Phil,

    Keep in mind that hate is a terrible thing for YOUR soul and psyche. It’s also way too much emotion to spend on the likes of a scumbag. One need not hate an enemy in order to understand what must be done and be willing to do it. Hate will cloud the mind and distort your vision. Cool, calm and collected is always best. Then, it’s easier to separate the real scumbags from the rest who were fooled. That’s not to say that one must waste time in discernment, just that discernment comes easier when calm. Emotion makes one stupid. Calmness allows clear thinking.

  5. Phil says:

    Marshall Art,

    I am usually calm about lots of things but it’s like that old addage, and that is called the last straw that broke the cammels back, in other words I have a boiling point and when the leftards get me to that point all hell will break loose. But you have to see that it’s just as bad for the ones who were fooled because those people are also responsible for possibly getting the rest of us killed. I’m sure that you have heard of the saying Useful Idiots. They are the ones who were fooled and I am not going to tollerate them either for that fact that they can get us all killed and no way am I going to stand for that either. :-w

  6. Marshall Art says:

    I understand your point and sentiments, Phil. Just know when to back off. The useful idiots might see the light if the psychos they support are summarily wasted by superior military force. If so, they could turn into useful citizens. If not, let the pounding continue. That’s all I’m saying.

  7. Phil says:

    Marshall Art,

    I can agree with that and I do try to keep my self undercontrol although it is very stressful at times.:d

  8. Peace says:

    It is so sad to see that the general public opinion can be so masterfully controlled by western “democratic” governments by totall empowerment of media.
    These Islamo/fascists that you call terrorists today were created by western interests that not only trained them in destuctive tactics but also provided numerous armament chaches for their personal interests during cold war. Then they were called mujahideens and legitimate resistance in western media. West help them create their acute thoughts because that was so efficient in providing young blood to their cause then. Now when they are no more usefull and disobedient because they feel betrayed by the west the new name is terrorists.
    your governments that you so “efficiently” elect has commited worse acts of terrorism all around the world all through last century. every bread you eat is drenched with innocent blood from around the world where you create regime changes and war to sell your arms and then expect comfortable sleep for your selves. How convinient to have public with dead concience for western governments, I can see who is Useful Idiots for whom :-w

  9. Typical moral relativist/blame the west BS. Shove off, pal. Daily Kos would be more to your liking.

  10. Peace says:

    Sister Toldjah

    you fail to counter any of the issues I have raised. Its a known fact that Usama Bin ladin and many more were raised and trained by US for Afghan war against USSR. Its a fact that US countinously create war around the world for its personal gains. by telling me to shove off you simply copy the general western attitude of bullying around. I wonder how much peacefull the world can be with this attitude around.

  11. Severian says:

    She didn’t “counter” your “issues” because they are the same false, distorted, liberal talking points issued by the leftists for the past few years. They all have been deconstructed and fisked, and more astute and eloquent proponents of this kind of fantasy then you have all been thru here and the rest of the blogosphere pushing this tripe before. And they all have been fisked and disproven before. And, like her, I’m just sick and tired of once again being called to roll out the facts to some leftist who is willing to believe the biggest lies on the planet if they come from the left before he’ll believe the truth from a conservative. It’s getting to where it’s not worth the effort, leftists are delusional and will live in their fantasy world regardless of the facts, the facts are easily and readily available to anyone who wants to google, and is willing to read any other site than DU or MoveOn.org. And still we see them roll in, with some distorted belief that they are so individualistic and the only person to speak the “trvth” when they sound exactly like the last 100 or so people who came in and did the same thing. Originality ain’t your side’s strong suit.

    So, that’s why no one is taking the time do address your trite little issues, it’s like mud wrestling with a pig, it isn’t going to accomplish anyting, and it’s no longer amusing to play with trolls.

  12. Lorica says:

    You know if there was a failing in what happened against the Soviet’s in Afghanistan, it was that we didn’t establish a government after we helped kick the communists out. If we would of done that, then people like “Peace” would be complaining about king making and spreading western values to people who cannot comprehend those same values. Even tho our we believe that “All Men are created Equal”. That all men yearn for freedom. That for over 200 years this Republic has been a shining example to the world of what a free peoples can do. So if you have a complaint about what went on in the 80s regarding Afghanistan it is that we didn’t try to bring them democracy. Since we know that is true by your own words, then how can you complain about us trying to do this in Iraq??? You all make no sense. Damned if we do, and Damned if we don’t when it comes to the left. I can see the new election slogan, “Bush created OBL in Afghanistan” LOL :) Sureeeeee – Lorica

  13. sanity says:

    About as good as the one that the US and UK need to just quit complaining and “take their punches” (their idea of lay down and let yourself get killed) for their support of Israel…

    Where do these people come up with such nonsense and idiocy?

    Do they really think if the US was to stop doing anything and all things in the World, pulled all troops out of everywhere, removed all aide we give and monies that is given to places like Egypt and such, roll everything up and let the world take care of itself, and have no interaction ….that it would stop terrorism from killing anyone who is not muslim and who does not believe in islam?

    First if we did that, you can kiss the world markets good bye. Trade Imports/exports would disolve, and the markets would crash…you would see a fast recession in the US and many parts of the world. Turning the majority of the world into 3rd world countries, which is what terrorist want, so they can “convert” easier.

    What will it take before people start pulling their heads out of their..the sand?

  14. Peace says:

    “She didn’t “counter” your “issues” because they are the same false, distorted, liberal talking points…”
    which one is fisked?? that a war occured in Afghanistan? or that US trained and supplied munition to taliban? or that US trained them? or that US did all that knowing these people were propogating Islamic fundamentlism??.. would really like to know who is dillusioned.

    “All men are created equal” nice to hear that, but what good is that slogan when All men are not treated equal. I wonder how much one american life is worth how many middle easterns or any one who doesnt bow their heads to US.
    Not bringing democracy in Afghanistan was a mistake but who would bring it? the taliban whome you fed so enthusiasticaly and helped them bring Islamic fundamentalism, it was great then because that brought new fighters in to kill.And they all were trained in US camps inside afghanistran.
    All what I am saying is in their desperation to fight communism, US created another problem.The one that would threaten west more directly.
    Ah and I see economic dominance is also the issue here. I dont think US is the country who introduced trade to the world, may be you are not aware but import/export and trade was happening long before America was discovered and so it will continue. If american dominance decreases then US might get into recession but the countries you call 3rd world would atleast get rid of their resources being exploited, I suspect they would remain 3rd world for too long. but ofcourse why should US let that happen when it can bring its puppet governments where ever it wants and get undue trade concessions or even better seize their wealth by force. and who cares how many innocent children die with US made bombs in these countries, after all they are children of low GNP producing middleclass parents. get real!

  15. sanity says:

    Unfortunately you don’t seem to understand much peace. We are not talking about a simple beginning trade and barter system here the way “it first was started”.

    There are so many countries that are intertwined, meshed together for their economies, exports/imports, their way of life, ect that removing a large portion of that would cause severe disruption and most likely cascade failure of their economies.

    Do you actually know for Iran, because of their inability to refine their own oil, the majority of their economy is based off exports? If you even want to consider that, then you would definatelyt wipe out their economy if you take away the major impporters.

    If Iran really wanted to devestate the world they could stop exporting, but it would be suicide for their economy and country. They aren’t stupid.

    Your arguement that trade happened and started along time befor eAmerica was even born is correct, but your ignorance shows when you do not realize how much entertwined in the global economy America and other nations are. You cannot just comepletely shut one down without it affecting the global market.

    Take for instance any problems around the world and oil prices just as an example. Problems in one of the countiries? Terrorist bomb a pipeline? Hurricane hit a countries production? War? All these things can affect the price of crude anywhere in the world and it has a ripple affect that will get larger as it passes those borders.

    You cannot sit there and live in the past and think that everything is hunky dory if you remove large portions of the global economy just because your thinking is that trade happened before centuries ago. Time warp yourself back to the present please and realise what your ideas would cause.

    You can hate america all you want, but it is not going away, either deal with it and try and make a better world or keep wishing for the destruction of countries you see mto hate like Israel, the UK and America.

    Hate is time wasted in your life.

  16. Peace says:

    Sanity

    I am aware and agree to what you say about current economy and its effects aound the world. Secondly I dont hate US or Israel or UK either, but this could change some day if US made bomb kills all my family in a useless war initated by some economic or other benifits for these countries. would you “sacrifice” your family, lifetime belongings and personal achievements for another countries benifit.
    Any way I am no body to teach people but I still believe world could be a better place for all of us if we stop manipulating according to our limited wisdom and interfering in everybodies business..
    no body wants US,UK or israel to go away but if they continue destroying life in country after country then I am sure the blood will be spilled in retaliation that is why every body should be carefull about where he steps.
    Hate is definetly time wasted on either side but what do u do when its forced upon you? offer your other cheek too??

  17. sanity says:

    Israel’s contributions to the world are many, in which I have posted ALOT of them Here, there was just too many to post fully though.

    Also, I suggest reading this : 50 Accusations against Israel and the responses to those Accusations

    This too is helpful: Why the Left hates Israel

    Israel: Making the World a Better Place

    Information of Terrorism, Negotiations, Peace-making efforts, Israel’s right to exist and legitimacy, the cycle of violence and much, much more can be seen HERE.

  18. Peace says:

    I dont understand why did you feel the need to put Israeli tech achievements here when Israel was not the subject in any case….
    by the way your above mentioned propaganda does not really effect deprived people of third word mostly because they would never be able to use much of these technologies any way, they are more intersted in their right to live.. why dont you try to compile some thing for them too instead of trying to effect weatern public opinion for whome all the israeli produced goods are worth something..

  19. sanity says:

    Obviously you failed to read any of it.

    It is not propaganda, it is truth.

    You stated:

    These Islamo/fascists that you call terrorists today were created by western interests that not only trained them in destuctive tactics but also provided numerous armament chaches for their personal interests during cold war. Then they were called mujahideens and legitimate resistance in western media. West help them create their acute thoughts because that was so efficient in providing young blood to their cause then. Now when they are no more usefull and disobedient because they feel betrayed by the west the new name is terrorists.

    Most, especially Muslim, feel no difference between US and Israel, thinking both are “western” influences.

    Your ignorance of such is shown when you state:

    by the way your above mentioned propaganda does not really effect deprived people of third word mostly because they would never be able to use much of these technologies any way, they are more intersted in their right to live.. why dont you try to compile some thing for them too instead of trying to effect weatern public opinion for whome all the israeli produced goods are worth something..

    Much of what has come out of Israel hsa benefited others, including those who could not afford it, including te Palistinians who so hate them, and even terrorists.

    Again, I suggest you go READ it.

    And further ignorance here:

    and who cares how many innocent children die with US made bombs in these countries, after all they are children of low GNP producing middleclass parents. get real!

    How many IRANIAN and SYRIAN and RUSSIAN and CHINESE bombs and weaponry were used against Israel? Against the US? Against Iraqis?

    If your going to blame one, you better start blaming them ALL.

    Also, the US is NOT the cause of all the worlds problems even though many like to lay that blame at our feet.

    Whether you want to believe what has been written on the achievements and help that Israel has given the world or not, it is the truth, not propaganda first of all. And secondly, they do it surrounded by people who wish them all dead and forgotten. As for your statements of propaganda and no use to 3rd world countries or those who cannot afford it….I can see you obviously didn’t even read or look through the information provided, otherwise you would have realized your statement was false, and it just seems you disregarded te information and labeled it propaganda.

    As for US dominance?
    Want to show me where we are an actual force of changing the multitude of governments? That the US seems to be controlling so much of the world?

    If that was the case we would not be having this hard of a time against the idiots at the UN to try and get things done, or have problems with such bias and fake reporting in the press…ect.