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.