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Seattle police investigating after 'several bags’ of human remains found on shore
"Seattle police searching for clues after several bags of human remains found Friday afternoon in west Seattle the remains were found near the water there in the eleven hundred block of al Qaeda Avenue southwest after after police police were were notified notified about about a a suspicious suspicious bag bag with with a a foul foul odor odor coming coming from from it it on on the the beach beach police police found found an an initial initial bag bag on on the the beach beach in in the the noticed noticed another another in in the the water water so so they they widen widen their their search search and located more even at the harbor patrol assisting their with their boat detectives were called to the scene after an on scene investigator concluded that the contents were human remains no word on how long the bags were there before the discovery
Police: 'Several bags' of human remains found at West Seattle beach
"Reports of a suspicious bag and west Seattle led police to a gruesome discovery on al Qaeda beach officers found several bags containing human remains at the beach Friday afternoon another bag was also found in the water detectives say they're working closely with the king county medical examiner to
French forces kill al-Qaida's North African commander
"France's defense minister says the French military and allied forces in Mali have killed the long time leader of al-qaeda's north African arm and what would be a major victory for France after years of battling jihadists in the Sahel Abd al Malik group gal was killed in an operation in northern Mali along with several in his
U.S. Shooter at Texas Naval Air Station Believed to Have Voiced Support Online for Extremists
"A watchdog group says the gunmen in this week's terror related attack on a Texas naval air base voice support for hardline clerics the gunmen in the attack on Naval Air Station Corpus Christi this week is believed to have made posts on Twitter Facebook and what's app supporting hardline clerics mostly from Saudi Arabia that's according to site intelligence group which monitors online activity of jihadists the F. B. I. is also reportedly examining social media posts believed to be from gunmen Adam al Solly that expressed support for extremist groups including al Qaeda in the Arabian
FBI says Texas naval base shooting is 'terrorism-related'
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FBI says Texas naval base shooting is 'terrorism-related'
"The FBI is calling a shooting attack at a Texas Naval Air Station terrorism related and a suspect has been named the attack began early Thursday a suspect tried to speed through a security gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi opening fire and wounding a female sailor on a security detail officials say that sailor was able to roll over and activate a security barrier that prevented the government from getting in other security personnel fatally shot the suspect who's been identified by sources as Adam else Ali of Corpus Christi FBI supervisory agent Lee agreed to so we may have a potential second related person of interest at large in the community but we would encourage the public to remain calm sources say that the device was recovered at the scene possibly a cell phone this attack comes just days after the justice department officially linked a December shooting at a navy base in Pensacola Florida to al Qaeda hi Jackie Quinn
Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden
"The only man ever convicted in a U. S. court for a role in the September eleventh terrorist attacks now says he's renouncing terrorism along with al Qaeda in the Islamic state the carrier's Moussaoui serving a life sentence in federal prison in Colorado but in a hand written court motion filed in Alexandria Virginia he writes that he repudiates Osama bin laden as a useful idiot of the CIA and Saudi Arabia and that he proclaims his opposition to any terrorist action against the U. S. Sally wants to be able to testify in a civil lawsuit filed by nine eleven families against Saudi Arabia
FBI unlocks Pensacola shooter's iPhones, finds link to al-Qaida
"New information obtained from the cell phones of the royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December shooting spree at a U. S. naval base in Florida is providing investigators with critical information about a possible motive correspondent Clayton Neville tells us the cellphone evidence links al Qaeda to the attack Michael Mohammed Saeed al Shirani was taking part in a training program designed to foster links with foreign allies at Naval Air Station Pensacola he was killed by law enforcement during the attack FBI director Christopher Wray said this week cell phone evidence was finally access by FBI agents it led to new developments in the case they successfully tackled the problem that required tenacity eternity and technical expertise earlier this year Attorney General William Barr accused apple of failing to help the F. B. I. access the phones apple denied those allegations but Bora dress the issue again this week if technology companies like apple are willing to oblige the demands of authoritarian regimes they certainly have no excuse for failing to cooperate with the rule of law nations that respect civil liberties and privacy rights and have judicial safeguards the AG went on to stress the importance of cooperation from tech companies when combating threats to our homeland we need American tech leaders to work with us not against us director ray said the information obtained on the shooter's phones was critical information it shows that al Shirani described a desire to learn about flying years ago around the same time he talked about attending the Saudi Air Force Academy in order to carry out what he called a special operation in February an audio recording said to be from al queda claimed responsibility for the attack the FBI now confirming the shooter's ties to the
The FBI broke Apple’s iPhone encryption, but you shouldn’t panic
"Justice Department is still angry at Apple. You probably saw the stories yesterday that had Attorney General William bar announcing that the F. B. I was able to break into the phone of the. What's the word I'm looking for? Who Shot Up Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida? Killing three and wounding eight. According to a bar evidence on the phone ties this. What's the word I'm looking for to the terrorist group? Al-qaeda mission accomplished right. Well sure but how much easier would have been for the DOJ if apple had you know snuck him in the back way that had bar saying thanks to the great work of the FBI and no thanks to apple? We were able to unlock the individuals phones. The bottom line national security cannot remain in the hands of big corporations who but dollars over lawful access and public safety. The time has come for a legislative solution. The piece from the verge had bar saying Apple's decision has dangerous consequences for the public safety and the national security and is in my judgment unacceptable. Apples desire to provide privacy for its customers is understandable but not at all costs. There is no reason why companies like apple cannot design their consumer products and APPs to allow for court authorized access by law enforcement while maintaining very high standards of data security striking. This balance should not be left to corporate boardrooms in Grip Palooza Twenty Sixteen Magadan Gate. The twenty twenty addition. This is something the DOJ has wanted for years going so far as to sue apple back in two thousand sixteen when the FBI was having trouble breaking into iphone. Used by those. What's the word I'm looking for craven? Cowards who shot up an office in San Bernardino in late twenty fifteen eventually the FBI found a way N and they did this time too but you know had to work for it or spend money on it. Maybe the piece from Apple and CIDER on the issue points out that Rhodium which buys bats and sells exploits to law enforcement and other officials announced last week that it was done buying IOS exploits for a while because it has too many of them. But there Oughta be a law in the opinion of the Department of Justice that makes breaking into iphones like yours. Mine and everyone else's easier not everybody agrees quoting the C net piece tech companies including facebook and Google have argued that the same protection keeps millions of people safe from hackers and criminals and shield political dissidents and oppressive countries experts on encryption of also pointed out that if companies oblige and create lawful access that can only be used in criminal investigations. It would create a vulnerability that hackers could potentially exploit. Sounds like the same soup warmed over to the American civil liberties. Union and Gadget Had A. C. L. U. Senior Staff Attorney Brett Max Kaufmann responding to the comment saying every time there's a traumatic event requiring investigation into digital devices. The Justice Department loudly claims claims. It needs back doors to encryption and then quietly announces and actually found a way to access information without threatening the security and privacy of the entire world. The boy who cried. Wolf has nothing on the Agency. They cried encryption. Of course having been called out specifically apple took umbrage at the DOJ's portrayal was probably the part when G. Bar said no thanks to apple apple insider had apple responding to the DOJ's characterization after expressing in no uncertain terms how devastating and heinous last December's terrorist attack was apple pointed out that it began helping the FBI that day. According to the company statement we provided every piece of information available to US including cloud backups account information and transactional data for multiple accounts and we lent continuous and ongoing technical and investigative support to FBI offices in Jacksonville Pensacola and New York. Over the months. Since on this and many thousands of other cases we continue to work around the clock with the FBI and other investigators who keep Americans safe and bring criminals to justice as a proud American company apple continued. We consider supporting law enforcement. Important work our responsibility. The false claims made about our company or an excuse to weaken encryption and other security measures that protect millions of users and our national security. It is because we take our responsibility to national security so seriously that we do not believe in the creation of a back door one which will make every device vulnerable to bad actors who threaten our national security and the data security our customers. There is no such thing as a back door. Just for the good guy says apple and the American people do not have to choose between weakening encryption and effective investigations.
Pensacola base shooter coordinated with al Qaeda
"I'm Anthony Davis the gunman who killed three. Us sailors at a military base in in Florida. Last year repeatedly communicated with Al Qaeda operatives about planning in the months leading up to the attack. Us officials said yesterday as they lashed out at apple for failing to help them open. The shooter phones so they could access key. Evidence law enforcement officials discovered contacts between Muhammad Side al-Shamrani and operatives of Al Qaida off the FBI. Technician succeeded on their own in breaking into two cell phones. That had previously been locked that the shooter a Saudi Air Force officer tried to destroy before he was killed by law enforcement. We now have a clearer understanding of al-Shamrani associations and activities in the years months and days leading up to this attack attorney. General William Bar said at a news conference the new details including that Al Sham. Ronnie had been radicalized abroad before he arrived in the. Us raised fresh questions about the vetting of Saudi military members. And trainees who spend time at American basis. The criticism directed at apple could also escalate divisions between the US government and the massive Technology Company. Which has rejected the characterization that it has been unhelpful. The company said that it does not store customers pass codes nor does it have the capability to unlock passcode protected. Devices and believes that weakening encryption could create vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers. Al-shamrani was killed by a sheriff's deputy during the December six rampage at a classroom building at Pensacola Naval Air Station. He'd been undergoing flight training at Pensacola as part of an instruction offered at American military bases to foreign nationals. Besides the three sailors who died eight other people were injured once unlocked by the FBI? Us officials said the phones revealed contact between Al Sham. Ronnie and dangerous operatives from Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula or a Qa p. including the night before the attack. They also revealed that he had been
FBI: US naval base attack 'motivated by al-Qaeda'
"The FBI says an analysis of cell phone data suggests that Saudi airforce cadet who shot up a navy training base in Florida last December killing three people was linked to al Qaeda the evidence we've been able to develop from the killers devices shows that the Pensacola attack was actually the brutal culmination of years of planning and prep operation by a long time A. Q. A. P. associate B. I. director Christopher Wray it's unclear why Mohammed al Shaam Ronnie's radicalize history didn't show up in screening before he arrived at that Pensacola air station for
FBI: Pensacola gunman prodded by al Qaeda to attack
"FBI director Chris Wray says they found a connection between al Qaeda and Mohammed al sham runny the Saudi Air Force pilot accused in a deadly attack at Pensacola Naval Air Station the new evidence shows that awesome Ronnie had radicalized not after training here in the United States but at least as far back as two thousand fifteen the suspected gunman was killed by a sheriff's
FBI: Pensacola gunman 'connected and associated' with number of al-Qaida operatives; was 'meticulous in his planning'
"News several investigators revealing new details in December shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola the gunman and student pilot from Saudi Arabia say thirties who killed three sailors and eight others was radicalized by an al Qaeda operative the FBI and Attorney General William Barr today saying authorities were able to gain access to the cell phone records of Muhammad al Shaam Ronnie FBI director Christopher Wray says his contact with the terrorist links go back five years we have more to learn but we know enough now to see our show Ronnie for what he was a determined AQAP terrorists who spent years preparing to
FBI Discovers al Qaeda Ties in Pensacola Shooter’s iPhones
"The department of justice is confirming that the Saudi military training who kill three U. S. sailors at a Naval Air Station Pensacola Florida last year had links to al Qaeda details from NPR's Ryan Lucas Attorney General William Barr says the Saudi government had quite significant ties to al Qaeda's branch in Yemen FBI director Christopher Wray says the government's relationship with the group dates back several years but that he remained in touch with a Qaeda operatives up until the night before the although Pensacola attack the FBI uncovered evidence of those ties on the shooters to iPhones agents recovered after the December shooting it took the FBI several months to bypass the security features on the I. phones and unlock the contents on the devices bar and ray criticized apple and called on tech companies to do more to help law enforcement legally access the lock phones of terrorists and criminals
Barr says Saudi shooter in Florida attack had "significant ties" to al Qaeda
"F. B. I. links the Pensacola Naval Air Station government well kinda the phones contained information previously unknown to us that definitively establishes Alice from Ronnie significant ties to al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula Attorney General bill Barr says FBI technicians unlock the Saudi Air Force officers to iPhones determined he'd been radicalized for several years prior to the attack and was communicating with al Qaeda right up to the night before he killed three and wounded
FBI: Pensacola gunman prodded by al Qaeda to attack
"New details in the December shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola involving a student pilot from Saudi Arabia the FBI says Mohammed Saeed al Shaam Ronnie was radicalized overseas with a link to an al Qaeda operative FBI director Christopher Wray says that information came from the gunman's cellphone the evidence we've been able to develop from the killers devices shows that the Pensacola attack was actually the brutal culmination of years of planning and preparation by a long time A. Q. A. P. associate the gunmen killed three U. S. sailors and injured eight
FOLLOWUP: First day of mayor's order closing major Seattle parks
"A beautiful weather this weekend would normally bring out crowds to to area area beaches beaches in in city city parks parks but but not not this this Easter Easter commerce's commerce's and and Fonsi's Fonsi's fifteen fifteen of of those those popular popular spots spots are are closed closed until until Monday Monday to to slow slow the the spread spread of of covert covert nineteen nineteen for weeks now leaders have asked people to stick to social distancing guidelines in public the city leaders say people are still packing into places and that's concerning we still have people who are getting sick and people who are dying we checked out al Qaeda beach Linton Koch live nearby and walk the sidewalk here daily very very low this this is almost nothing yeah this is empty so I think people are are fighting that the regulations they say their turnout here's dramatically different than normal and they see the city did the right thing by closing the beach on Easter Sunday would just be crazy out here normally Suzanne fonts yes
Parcast Classic: Haji Bagcho
"To the graphic nature of this king pins crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. Haji bug show hated helicopters. They flew overhead constantly a never ending reminder of the American invaders. He couldn't even enjoy a cup of tea without it being interrupted by their buzzing he wondered where the choppers were going. This time the. Us military had been daily nuisance in Afghanistan for a decade but lately the foreigners had started targeting bogged chose heroin labs in the mountains. They were blowing them up one by one destroying his equipment and terrorizing his workers. It was costing him a fortune. The noise of the chopper blades was deafening and only kept getting louder. That's when Bob Show realized the helicopters weren't passing by. They were coming for him. I'm Howell argued and I'm Kate Leonard and this is kingpins every week. We journey inside the ranks of Organized Crime Rings From Street gangs to mafiosos to understand how a kingpin or Queen Pin Rises to the top of the underworld and why they fall as we follow the lives of infamous crime bosses will explore how money and power changed them and how it changed the community around them. This episode is about Haji bogged show who ran one of the most prolific drug trafficking rings in the world from the nineteen nineties. Two thousand nine at par cast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at Parkas network? And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help us. On June twelfth. Two Thousand Twelve seventy year old. Haji bug show stood before a judge in Washington DC. He was a long way from his home in Afghanistan and he might never be going back. Bob Show had just been convicted for drug distribution and narcoterrorism. His lawyers had advised him not to testify at the trial. They didn't want him to incriminate himself but at his sentencing hearing bogged show refused to stay silent. He ranted about the witnesses who had been called to testify against him. They were liars and criminals. According to Bob Show. He called himself an honorable man. A simple merchant like his father and his grandfather before him Cho- may have thought of himself as a merchant but it would be hard to describe his lifestyle as simple by his own admission bog. Joe Owned Property in both Afghanistan and Pakistan more than one person described his home in Afghanistan as a castle with a column lined. Main residence a guesthouse. Electricity and running water luxurious accommodations. Compared to his neighbors most people in bog chose. Providence earned a living by farming raising livestock or trading in lumber bog chose spent his days pudding together. Heroin deals in two thousand six his operation produced and sold over one hundred and twenty thousand kilograms of heroin about twenty percent of the world's total heroin supply that year in a single year bogged show earned two hundred and fifty million dollars making him one of the world's richest people and one of the world's poorest countries. The question is how did he get there? It's a difficult question to answer. Thanks to Afghanistan's chaotic past. Most of bog chose life is a complete mystery until the nineteen nineties when his international heroin operation seemed to emerge from the dust fully formed. But a little bit of history can help us fill in the blanks. Joe was born in nineteen forty two in the Non Gerhard province of eastern Afghanistan later in life bog show earned the title. Haji which is an honorific given to Muslims who have completed the pilgrimage to Mecca when bog show was growing up. Afghanistan was locked in a struggle between urban elites who wanted to modernize the country and rural tribal groups who preferred to keep their traditional ways of life in Nangahar bog. Cho- lived among a fiercely independent tribal community that resisted any intrusion. Bog Show called his people frontier. People the Western press had called the area ungovernable comparing it to the wild west militant groups from al-Qaeda to the Taliban to Aycell have all found refuge. Nangahar is remote mountains and complex cave systems in nineteen forty-five when bog show was just three years. Old Afghantistan banned opium production. As part of the government's modernization efforts after World War. Two new diplomatic relationships were forming around the globe and Afghanistan. DidN'T WANT TO BE LEFT BEHIND. The ban would show the world that Afghanistan was willing to comply with Western norms including drug control regulations but harvesting poppies was a part of daily life. In rural Afghanistan. Peasants made cooking oil from poppy seeds. They burn the flower. Stocks is firewood. They made soap from the Ash and the harvested opium from the flowers for us as a medicine. Banning opium was seen as a tone deaf insult to their traditions. The law was largely ignored as long as the government could point to the opium Ban as a talking point. They didn't bother actually enforcing it. Neighboring countries like Pakistan India and Iran all pass stricter opium bands over the next few decades and they took their regulations seriously as a result opium smuggling out of Afghanistan skyrocketed in the nineteen sixties. By the time bog Joe was in his early twenties. In the mid sixties drug trafficking rings had sprung up all along the border smuggling was so pervasive. It was hardly seen as illegal or immoral years later. After bogged Joe was arrested. His younger brother admitted he was a smuggler. That's true everyone in our area is Boncho came from a relatively well off family. He inherited property from his father. Who was a wooden merchant and used it to start several businesses gas stations. An electronics store an auto import company. But at some point he turned his focus to drug smuggling perhaps he saw it as a business opportunity to lucrative to pass up. He was right about that. It was a lucrative industry and completely resistant to political turmoil. Things didn't slow down at all when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in nineteen seventy nine. The Soviet invasion was meant to reinforce Afghanistan's new communist government which had won control in a coup the previous year Afghan rebel fighters who call themselves the mujahideen violently resisted the new communist government and the Soviet Army. The war devastated the country. Soviet troops targeted rural farmers burning fields and destroying irrigation canals but poppies were durable crop. They kept flourishing even in the midst of war so thousands of farmers switch their crop of choice to poppy flowers. Opium production increased exponentially and drug traffickers. Had A rebel army ready and willing to protect them Mujahideen. Commanders forged an alliance with drug traffickers including Haji bog show the invested money and resources into smuggling operations and in return smugglers gave the mujahedeen cut of their profits which they used to fund their fight against the Communists then Mujuhedeen funding source to the United States. Government almost immediately after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. The C. I. A. began secretly arming and financing the rebel forces in their fight against communism the US was willing to ignore the fact that some of those funds and guns were making their way to drug traders. The increasing flow of drugs was actually a bonus hero and started falling into the hands of the Soviet troops. Soon enough the Soviets were busy shooting up. Instead of spreading the red menace of communism a decade after their invasion the Soviets decided the war was too costly to maintain. They finally withdrew from Afghanistan in nineteen eighty nine but by then an entire drug industry had blossomed from the burnt fields. Relationships had been made trafficking routes had been established and huge opium bazaars had sprung up throughout the country in the early nineteen eighties. One of these opium markets opened in Gani Kill about twenty miles from the city of Jalalabad. It's sprawled across several blocks like a giant flea market with over five hundred dusty shops and booze but instead of selling antiques and goods merchants here sold opium. Throngs of people pushed their way through the bazaar every day among them was Haji bogged show by the end of the Soviet war in nineteen eighty nine bog. Show was nearly fifty years old. And one of Afghanistan's richest drug smugglers. Although he wasn't yet making the nine figure deals he would later be known for some of Bug chose contemporaries were notorious for their decadent lifestyles infamous Afghan kingpin. Haji Khan was known for his extravagant alcohol. Fueled parties a big taboo in a traditionally Muslim country. But bonk showed didn't have that reputation. He was a family man. He had six brothers two wives and sixteen children. He ran his drug operation like any other family. Business is brother. Bandeau oversaw drug labs where chemist manufactured heroin from opium paste. Bog chose son. Soochow Goule handled the money and recordkeeping bogged show employed about two hundred fifty workers. Even if they weren't blood related bog show wanted them all to feel like they were part of the family. He kept them close. Both emotionally and physically. Most of his servants lived full time on his family's compound bog. Joe Even built a house right next to his own for his top chemist farm on Shah bog chose favorite servant. Cari later said I was not his real son but when it came to food clothes and other things I was treated the same. As his son's bag show was a hands on manager he visited bazaars personally to ensure the opium he purchased was top quality. He then sent the opium to his drug labs which were nestled high in the mountains of Nangarhar thousands of feet above ground level once the chemist extracted heroin from the opium. The drugs were brought to bog chose compound where bog show directed his workers to wrap it in. Plastic stamped with bog chose signature seal to his clients. That seal meant that they were getting the best. Most of the heroin was loaded into trucks and smuggled into Pakistan bog show regularly met with Afghan police and Border Patrol officials for a price. He could make sure that none of his couriers ever ran into any trouble as they moved. Caravans of heroin across Afghanistan's route a one for smaller orders. Bod Show had an even more careful strategy. The couriers wouldn't eat for days. Before their task. Their work required empty stomachs. The heroine was put into capsules and when the time came they swallowed them washing them down with glasses of milk in the early nineteen nineties by. Chou built a second home base in Pakistan. He had dual citizenship which wasn't uncommon. The line between the countries was seen as arbitrary among the tribal communities who traded freely and spoke a common language this second home by Joe and his family a place to escape the new wave of violence and disorder. That was already sweeping across Afghanistan.
"al qaeda" Discussed on Covert
"Bush and his inner circle of advisers. Fran Townsend said that they had to untangle the web of small elements that made up always network with with all kinds of Iraq. Frankly what we what. We said we needed to do when we saw them. Having the mental was to step back and say okay what has given them this momentum clearly they had these individual cells clearly they were able to share bombing expertise clearly removing moving some money and then component pieces to explosives and so you begin to break it down you say okay. I have to look at each of the discrete elements How is he moving money. How are they communicating. Where are they getting the component pieces for what are each of the components and what would you need to put it together and I'm going to target each discrete discreet tiny little element if I can begin to pull little elements away. Suddenly the whole thing falls of its own weight and that's exactly what happened. The president encouraged the entire community military intelligence all of it to look at how they could support each other in pulling discreet little elements away to be creative live to find the technology that it was going to require and the intelligence it was gonNA require and that's exactly what the military and the intelligence community did you come and I and the days where you have where the momentum you feel like the momentum hasn't been with you you start with your thought is really so much so so simple all its let nothing blow up today. Let me get through today with nothing blowing up and I can if I can string two and three and four days together I can then switch switch the momentum. I mean you really you start. When momentum is not with you and you're frustrated with very modest goals. Let us get through this day and figure out how to make that two tim days. Al-Zour Cowie seemed to have the power to strike it will and yet somehow he remained completely hidden when you really didn't know what he was doing in Iraq back in. We didn't know like diddy lives there to have kids there. Where was he moving What was his support network. I think what most counterterrorism officials I will tell you as you go through periods where you feel beleaguered right you go through periods where you have your making very limited progress and you're trying to understand why that that is why does he seem to have momentum behind him and you're trying to figure out what can. I do to change that dynamic but anybody who's been in this fight will tell you that's what that's what happens you go through these periods and you've got to push through and you've got to understand what is it. That's giving him the momentum and how do you take that away from him. He was so well hidden that no one had a recent photo of him. Let alone any idea where he might be. He didn't use a mobile phone for fear. It would be tracked. He only met with a select group of trusted advisers visors whose whereabouts were also on known finding Al-Zour cowie would prove difficult but not impossible over a period of analysis this they had picked up on a few predictable elements of zircon ways movements. We knew that we had a spiritual adviser. We knew that he was going to visit him. We identified a car hard that he was going to take to get there and so as you got each of those little elements you understood that it was absolutely inevitable that would be successful is just just a matter of being patient because eventually he would. We had enough intelligence and enough of a network that eventually he was. GonNa make a mistake us an opportunity and that's exactly what happened through the combined efforts of interrogators under tremendous amount of pressure to deliver results quickly every day we were reminded minded how important it was to find an killer capture. Obama suttles Kylie because use the key to winning the war and that pressure was reinforced for a variety of leaders leaders continuously on us and task force black. The momentum had shifted the the rates of his network. We're getting faster and closer to him so you had the sense. We're we're going to get there. You had you had an increasing confidence that we were getting closer that we putting the squeeze on and and that the military was ultimately going to be successful. Al-Zour Cowie's final days are upon him. That's next time on covert. Covert is an audio boom in world meteorites co-production hosted by me Jaime Rennell. It's produced by audio booms. Ben Hostile Rachel Jacobs is Casey Georgie and Karen Bevan and by Pascal Hughes for World Media Rights we had additional production help from world meteorites by Gerald's Abankwa David mcnabb mcnabb is the series creative director and the executive producers for audio boom are Brendan Regan and Stewart last if you haven't already don't forget to follow us on spotify fi or subscribe on apple podcasts Stitcher or wherever you find your favorite shows you can also find us on instagram at covert podcast and and if you've got some time give us a review..
"al qaeda" Discussed on Covert
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Five hundred miles to the west of Baghdad or Al-Zour Cowie was was born in one thousand nine hundred sixty six author of insurgent Iraq. I'll ZERKALO WE IN THE NEW GENERATION Loretta Napoleonic other cow is a working class individual. It does not belong to an elitist family in that is very very different from the majority of the lead there some of the Jihadist Movement and arcade them his his background is he was a criminal. You know he spent time in Jordanian prison for sexual assault salt he was a drug dealer. He was a petty criminal Jordan. Well there is a there's a narrative which you find in the lives of of quite a lot the people who got involved without Kaieda and I suppose you could say that there's a period in their lives which you might call the sinful years crazy years as I mean you saw it with some of the nine eleven hijackers that there was a period of their life when they've been drinking heavily and doing lots of things which clearly Islam would consider very very very Harare unplayed Zaccaria was one of those people I mean accounts differ as to whether he was actually hard boozing villa in his hometown now it's certainly true that he was involved in some forms of crime and that he probably had some kind of a piff unie some kind of moments when he realized that he he's life was going the wrong way and the Islam was the answer for him and of course many of those people who had kind of experience often in jail became the most militant jihadist because they felt they had redeemed their lives and discovered purpose in one thousand nine hundred nine. All ZACCARIA traveled to Afghanistan to become a freedom MM fighter against the Soviet occupation it was there he met his mentor and Inspiration Osama bin Laden at the beginning of two thousand finally finally Auxerre car. We met Osama bin Laden. It was a very interesting meeting with the leader of al-Qaeda a very very powerful man in Afghanistan. Also cow was a novelty. It was the leader of this small group of individuals who did not even have a name that did not not have base and the reason why are the Cowie met is because he was looking for a sponsor he was looking for money. He wanted to set up a little camp where he could look after his followers. Osama bin Laden offer Cowie to become part of Al.. Okay dumb former White House counterterrorism adviser Fran Townsend Sir Kelly really came to at least my attention I think many in the counterterrorism community me during the millennium the ninety nine to two thousand period there had been a series of raids in Jordan and there was a threat in inside Jordan there was tremendous cooperation between the FBI the CIA and our Jordanian counterparts during in fact we deployed a number of FBI agents. It's over to Jordan to work with the CIA and the Jordanians and during the course of that investigation it became clear the leader of the cell was an individual by the name of Zarcal. We we knew he was an important terrorists figure. We knew he was an important operational leader. I don't think anyone at that point in time. Imagine you you know more than a decade later we would be chasing him inside. Iraq where he would become an even more influential figure in Al Qaeda in the wake of September eleventh much of the Al Qaeda leadership went into hiding in the tribal belt between Afghanistan and Pakistan the United States had begun its invasion of Afghanistan Afghanistan Zorka we and other al-Qaeda fighters meanwhile had crossed over to Iran and then into the northern Iraq region known as Kurdistan now now that move is very much the beginning of the making with made because the Americans were informed of the existence of outsor- Cowie at the end of two thousand and one by the Kurdish secret service the Kurdish secret service alerted Americans the odds are Cowan was the link between between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein it was clear as we were in Iraq the increasing importance of czar calloway inside al-Qaeda circles he had come up during the course of the war in Afghanistan people understood his importance as an operational leader and he was clearly trusted by bin Laden Auden and Al Qaeda senior leadership and so when he was deployed if you will from the federal administrative tribal aries into Iraq we understood as the the American counterterrorism community that this was a significant event this was he was well liked by soldiers and al Qaeda. He was well respected by leadership. He was incredibly capable he was experienced and so he had that unique combination of skills that would allow him to be a real force on for al Qaeda against US inside Iraq in two thousand three the US and other coalition forces entered Iraq and the Saddam Hussein regime quickly collapsed but it created a major power vacuum houser Collie who was hiding in the shadows kick started a campaign of violence. He stirred up the hatred between Iraq's two main religious groups the majority Shia Muslims and the minority Sunnis he then created a militant group with the aim of killing as many many Shias as possible and sparking a brutal cycle of violence across the nation and it was drawing the attention of the United States especially Secretary Three of State Colin Powell on the fifth of February two thousand and three calling power when to Security Council and in front of the words presented also Cowie as link between Qaidam and Saddam Hussein nobody at art of Our cowie before that day I mean everybody in the community of terrorists expert and never heard his name interestingly pressingly enough from that moment onwards also cowie became the men masterminded immaturity of the terrorist various attack which had taken place after nine eleven also Conway's group was named by intelligence officials al Qaeda in Iraq or for short short a Q. I when you look at Al.. Qaeda's mission in Iraq is our couch mission. We mistakenly look at these organizations as terrorist groups. This is too narrow. These are revolutionary organizations that want to spread an idea they can return to what they call a caliphate of fourteen centuries old old concept that there's a pure way to live according to the Koran Prophet Muhammad targets included bombing the offices of the United Nations and the Red Cross regular attacks tax on the basis of US military coalition forces but in an effort to maximize casualties the terrorist group shifted its attention to targeting public markets. It's police stations mosques and with it media coverage and in the eyes of our Collie this was attention on his movement and an important recruitment Krugman tool former interrogator and author of how to break a terrorist Matthew Alexander. There's a large influx of foreign fighters into Iraq after the Abu Abu Ghraib scandal which was essentially al-Qaeda's number one recruiting tool for convincing young Muslims from all across from everywhere from North Africa all across the Middle East to come to Iraq and fight in what they termed Jihad in these foreign fighters were extremely potent because they were the ones who made most of the suicide bombers so they're the ones that essentially we're also the most brutal I think the largely the ax you see like beheadings happen because of these foreign fighters and not so much because of Iraqis Al-Zour collie orchestrated numerous suicide bombings a devastating series of attacks in March two thousand four killed close to two hundred people at she a holy sites czar Cowie was is at the top of the target list inside Iraq one because of the bloodshed he was causing and not just of Iraqis. I mean this. This terrorist leader became a primary source of injuries and killings of our own soldiers and coalition forces and so absolutely he became prominent on the scope of the president in terms of briefings and targets then on May eleventh.
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"Their weapons ammunition night vision goggles and radio equipment these fighters were part of a secret of Unit code-named Task Force black they we're traveling towards a remote farmhouse on the outskirts of Baghdad inside was their target Abu Musab Al's Hikari the mastermind into behind countless bombings kidnappings and beheadings as the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq as the operation approached the farmhouse to smaller helicopters flanked them they were accompanied by a couple of smaller headquarters lynxes with snipers in them that would orbit over the target and then last in the order if you like this little fly on Mada were a couple of big helicopters with the force that would be used to put what they call a calm around the Alpha the corden being the belt of security so that if anybody jumped out the window made a run for it S- quarters as they call them they edit eh either the people in the helicopters the orbiting snipers or the call would take care of those people the fighters landed stealthily onto the Desert Floor Floor and began closing in on the property to scouts climbed over a small stonewall and crawled towards the farmhouse looking for signs of life and and possible entrance points pinning their backs against the uneven concrete. They peered through a crack in the wall to catch a glimpse inside inside the building walls if you like a protection detail of people for this particular Amir that's at the SAS targeted there were at least two possibly three wearing wearing suicide vests they will hall a dozen sold rifles. There were dozens of hand grenades. These people are heavily armed. They must be protecting being something or someone important but could it be. Abu Musab also Cari finally after years of brutal anarchy in the war-torn country. Could this be his end. Welcome to covert show about the shadowy world of international espionage top secret military operations rations. The entire country was essentially embroiled in a civil war. There is a beheadings every day. They're suicide bombings. There is retaliatory acts of terrorism going on between the city and she answer every day you would wake up and read about murders decapitations types. I'm Jamie Rennell and I'm going to take you inside history's greatest special operations missions to learn about the brave soldiers and operatives who risked their lives to terminate the world's most wanted eliminate terrorist threats and protect countless innocent law. Abu Mussa Balza Cari had been thought to be responsible for years long bloody war in Iraq. Was this evil I think arguably over over the last several years no single person on this planet has had the blood of more innocent men women and children on his hands then Sarkar why and how and why did our colleagues terror begin but as a cow is doing in Iraq is trying to destroy completely the state in order to to rebuild it and from the ashes of this date we will rebuild the new state and this new states will be sort of carbon. Call me of the Caliphate. This is the true story of Task Force Black and the killing of one of Iraq's most vicious terrorist leaders Abu Abu Musab all's Hikari this is assault on al-Qaeda part one the rest of the fighters from task force black joined the scouts at the perimeter wall of the rustic farm building but as they drew near something surprised them mark urban even the author of two thousand eleven's task force black the explosive true story of the special secret forces war in Iraq as the SAS men from B squadron of twenty two s started to move towards the AL for the target. They realized it was not going to be a typical sort of mission. They they thought they could hear sounds inside the building. They approached the building very gingerly and a few of the men walked around a parked car that was under a car park and to to that surprise and satisfaction found that there was a door just wipe behind the call. If all's are Cowie one of the world's most wanted aged terrorists was inside. Why would he leave the door wide open. Would it be so easy to get inside. The unit opted to enter the compound through through the door only to find it was a trap almost as soon as they went through the door. They were hit by a hell of bullets the people inside clearly the news somebody who was coming they were armed and they will wait so they'd. Father's initial volley of bullets hit a couple of the SAS guys the SAS go always withdrew. Obviously they had casualties to treat so they withdrew to a safe distance. The airwaves were alive at moment with reports that there was resistance instance inside the building under they needed to take the appropriate action immediate action deal without resistance immediately for the commander on the spot a number of very difficult questions some of these incidents where heavy resistance was encountered they simply pulled back and dropped a bomb on the building and killed everybody inside for many different raisins the SAS on the ground decided not to do they wanted this person alive for intelligence purposes the longer they withdrew from the action the more opportunity to terrorists. I would have to destroy data that could lead the coalition forces to other Al Qaeda compounds the team again advanced towards the open door. They felt it was is worth trying to fight their way and that's what we did. They went into the building. They started to engage people in the dauntless in the rooms as they went into the building trying to clear Rimbaud task force black ran through the building taking out each al Qaeda operative in their path while al Qaeda fighters sprayed the night air with AK forty eighty seven fire but the al Qaeda cell were no match for the methodical and controlled fighting style of task force black suffered many casualties now. The downstairs was secured but the upstairs still needed to be investigated as one of the SAS fighters entered the stairwell of the farmhouse farmhouse. The top of the stairs above him was dark with no sign of life. He slowly walked up the stairs readying himself for any signs of booby traps. APPs were ambush as he reached the top step on the stairs a figure appeared as one of the SAS men who who was a staff sergeant. A team leader went up the stairs to the upper level. There was a suicide bomber waiting for him at the top of the stairs who detonated his suicide. We saw device. There was an explosion the SAS man was bloom down the stairs. There was a man down but special forces continued up the stairs moving past. Ask the now dead suicide bomber. The rest of the house was cleared. The fighters scan the rooms to their horror. Several women and children were caught up in the blast tragically. There were no survivors among them. The soldier however was still breathing with only slight bruising and Minor Lacerations Association's he would recover meanwhile operatives had captured five male al Qaeda hostages with the House now clear threat task force black started looking for any evidence linking the House with Alexander Cowie and to the teams surprise the sound of footsteps came came from above them grenade hit the ground outside the compound next to the entrance of the property followed by a flurry of machine gun fire there were other people they've been throwing grenades and opening fire at the SAS. They were killed to another man wearing a suicide vest a squirt or as they call it flat the back of the building and hate under a car that was parked behind the building. He was taken out. It's not clear whether it was one of the snipers helicopters talk about a corden forces were around the building the tallest building the Alpha so at the end of a sort of terrifying twenty minutes. There were a whole lot of dead people in this building including one person blowing himself up in an attempt to kill US soldiers. Another who hadn't had a chance is to detonate his best was lying dead under the car. There were spent cases grenades got every one of the date al Qaeda members that the has been stepped across. I've seen a photo of this had a grenade in his hand with the pain removed and clearly steph quite gingerly across him as they tried I to see what else was in the building. The special OPS mission proved to be a success inside the house. We captured five senior ranking members of al-Qaeda. We didn't know at the time they were senior. Ranking we thought or suspected they were because of the way they dress because of their mannerisms but we didn't really know what we had. That's it's the voice of Matthew Alexander senior military interrogator who oversaw the team tasked with finding out who those five men were and more importantly if they could lead him to Abu Musab collie. This was a guy who had murdered thousands of people in fact he murdered many more people than some of Bin Laden ever. Did you could say a colleague could be responsible for upwards of one hundred thousand deaths by starting the civil war in Iraq he wanted to be the leader of all tied in Mesopotamia and he I saw this struggle as part of the larger al-Qaeda struggle for dominance in the Middle East but is really all about him and his the strategy was to start a civil war in Iraq between Sunni and Shia and he believed American forces. We get mired down in that civil conflict and then the American public would demand and we be withdrawn when he didn't count on is that we would stay now. I know you've heard me talk about the great courses sources plus before and I wanNA bring it up again because I really can't speak highly enough of these folks. I love their streaming service. It's called the great courses plus and it's priceless source of knowledge and just about any field. It's a streaming service that offers thousands of different lectures on a billion different topics. Now the word lecture conjures I to mind division of me falling asleep my backpack in a room full of a thousand other students. This is not that the topics are incredible and they are taught by people who actually really have done whatever it is. They're teaching and they really care about what they're talking to you about. 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"How do you practice blowing yourself up? They they tend to when you're the improvise. When they get recipe wrong. So you your theory is either military maneuvers which state with so much military presence is a possibility carton more secret, Al Qaeda training camps in the woods of few Cueva, Rena safest place to be. Repeated just so you know, everyone's. That'd be the safest place. This. The stump out this practice. Well, Campbell's you let me know. Roger that. Okay. Joe's on the watch. Ross. When's the last time you were in your backyard? You probably how do, you know, there's not an al-qaeda training camp in your backyard knows monkey bars for four, but they're definitely now for, you know, Al Qaeda insurgents, right? So I'm saying, okay, not guilty. It's obvious commitment. Safest place to practice. His tweet. See railroad. You know, they can have it. Just if it saves me two minutes, a traffic going through there. I want to get hurt. Just you know. So secret, Al Qaeda training camps. Adjacent to giant military bases. And not I don't never suspect too. You know? That's right. You're right. Absolutely. Of sorry, did not see that coming this morning. Yes. John. What's up? Hey, what's going on? Well, we solve we solve the boom, sir. So. Yeah. Apparently. The crap people from south park. Know what maybe they're in league with Al Qaeda, sir. I don't know. Maybe it'd be. Amanda. White. Why you gotta Brentwood bring that up. Cereal. Ma'am bear pig. I don't want al-qaeda getting any ideas because obviously, they're within range of my signal, sir. So we shouldn't arm them with ideas. Definitely not. Okay. All right. Well, that's I just wanna I just wanna make sure I don't want to have my fingerprints on it. And neither do you. That's all I'm saying. So all right. Thanks for the call there. So he says crab people working without Qaeda. I don't know why the TV station didn't just come interview us, obviously, we have answers which nobody in their package. Did Tom what's going on? What I do on your bones around. Yes, sir. Your man there. Do the drilling for a lot of these is around here. And we're under a pretty strict. Deadline to shoot before three or four o'clock every day. Yeah. Unless, you know happening before then well, plus rock quarries always get a bad rap because rock quarries you're generally out in the middle of nowhere. And then somebody builds a housing development next to him and then people in the housing development Compal. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. The hand over their role there if if the air wasn't just right color. Couple four me talking about this called him. Birch in the sound will bounce off cold air fast. And it causes a lot of grief for them guys over there off thoroughly wrote. In your opinion, sir with your experience would and abandoned rock quarry be a good place to house the secret jihadi training facility. No because they get down into the damn thing. They'd be trapped. And you know, you can pick them off one by one. Good point. Yeah. But then you wouldn't be able to see them really easy. So they're mostly flooded. So good place to die for people that. Okay. Well, maybe we should encourage it then. Absolutely. Okay. All right. Very good. So Tom says get Al Qaeda and the whole and shovel right on top of them. I'm good with that, Michael. Yes. Inflatable green waving men invading living invade sure they protect. But you never know. Hey, I was gonna happen. Well, that's true. They don't really have the ability to move other than upward. You know what I'm saying? I hear you. I've never seen one chasing anybody. I've seen it people. They're taunting. Jumped at the same time. That's good point. Okay. All right. Well, we'll keep it in theory bucket. Okay. Good. Good. All right Ross. You've heard a lot of theories anything stand out to you. As a maybe it could be the VC digging tunnels underneath North Carolina. So it's been the long in the long con. But they came over here. That's a good point. Yeah. Finish the fight. I'll that goes in the bucket as well. That up by the way, I was just reviewing good point reviewing your root cellar here. And right now, it appears to not only traverse underneath the gold depository. But it then veers under the diamond exchange. No. Uh-huh. That's. It's a really weird. Most of those things are square or rectangular mind your own business. Yours is very tunneling. Just saying, yes. Tammy what's up. Good morning. I'm calling from Virginia..
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"Nineteen eighty. So he voted for a communist, and he became head of the CIA director. And we're worried about Russia. John Brennan, if you're if you're using the same standards to start a counterintelligence investigation. At least you have some behavior. He admitted he voted for Gus hall. He's a communist nobody had to sit there and figure out whether Obama traded an American deserter. For five Al Qaeda leaders. You can make a great point that letting those al-qaeda leaders go back and become part of the power base again against the United States is against US national security and should start a counterintelligence investigation. Right. You can make the case in line to the American public about the Iran deal and then put those two together. And then put those two together what nation is a bigger sponsor of international terrorism than Iran, and the reason that you don't and the reason the FBI doesn't do that as we explained earlier, and the reason there wasn't a call for it for the president for Obama was because the president himself gets to decide what is national security, and what is best for the United States. And what is not best that is the sole area where the president. Gets that exclusive of thority from the constitution of the United States. That's why they didn't go after Obama. Trump was different. Right. Bob has been different on.
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"Unfortunately during that last we lost seventeen that day seventeen sailors, but the crew did an incredible job of preening fellowship mates and getting them off the ship in an hour and a half with what you know, what we had. Because basically we had no problem with water. No supplies, the ship was pretty much dead. The water. We had no, no, engines and only one generator was running. When that took place. Did you foresee, you know, first of all what could be coming next, obviously? But then after everything was said and done and you guys had taken care of the situation. Could you foresee, you know, Al Qaeda, very few people have ever heard of Al Qaeda? What was coming Levin months almost to the day? And then where we were headed from that day forward. Not at all as you know, Intel was a real issue in those days. It failed us miserably. It would have been nice to know there was sixty attacks in Yemen alone by all kinds of different organizations. But as you said, you know, we we felt like we were this stepping stone to nine eleven that it emboldened our enemy al-qaeda, which actually used even I didn't sink or we saved you're still use a film clips of our advertisements. They made their own film clips because the guy who was supposed to film it actually fell asleep. Never got the film done of our attack, but still celebrated and used that as a recruiting tool. That's just insane..
"al qaeda" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"To seven BBC came up with one quick thing on the Saudi Arabia's situation. Is it possible for us to settle on a pronunciation of this man's, man? I would I would like to call a conference of everyone all media. What are we supposed to call this guy because I? Khashoggi initially heard that one on CNN. Hey, we're supposed to is CNN is the is the name first name in news. Right. I mean, this is the big the big one, right? Then I heard kashogi because show. Kashogi kashogi. Yes, kashogi is the one that. I think is I thought it was like the main. That's what I thought. I thought that we've been hearing that name since the eighties with Adnan kashogi who was a big arms dealer. Yeah. And he was in the he was mentioned in the Iran contra hearings. And so this is a name that's been. It was kashogi that doesn't that's not a determining factor anymore. Like if you call Copenhagen for five hundred years, it just turns the Copenhagen one day. Just everyone start saying copen hawks bullets bullets bullets Kabul. It's guitar. It's qatar. Nope. It's cutter. And then it was gutter for awhile. I remember gutter for awhile. Yeah. I don't know. I don't know how this happens Osama bin Laden, and then it was Osama bin Laden. It was Al Qaeda Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda in it was Q U idea and QA EDA all different spellings. I don't understand it. So I heard Cush Cush Khashoggi initially then kashogi and now on the way in today. I heard a New York Times person Sekou kashogi. Oh, you really Shoji? It's a whole new one in now we're like a week into the story, and there's already three different pronunciations. This guy's name. Can we settle on something? I wanna call him. Bob. I'm fine with that. I mean, what's his first name Jamal? I'm fine. Just let's call them Jamal Jamal was killed at the embassy. We can say it was Jamal. And what does all know, it's Jamal Khashoggi Khashoggi or kashogi. And then whatever the pronunciation is tomorrow. But you're right. We gotta get together on that. Because that drives me out of my mind irritating. Yeah. It is. It is. I I never understood the Usov Ozama thing. How did that happen? Why why did that happen? It's even less. Explicable? Right. The here you have a situation where it's it's the name is spelled the same. But we're pronouncing a different at least you can understand that. Oh, someone went to use some of they changed a letter. They just said, no, it's not a no, it's an it's a you. Now the guy went from mid range pic in kickball to last pick. I. When does this happen changing, the the guy's dead? No one ever said, you know, Oshima's wrong. It's it should be. You saw SABA. No, no, just started people just started using it, very strange. It is very strange and like some of it. I I guess I understand like, for example, here we say the tiny little country that JAMES BOND goes to the casino is Monaco. If you're over there, they call it more nocco. Everyone calls it, Monaco. I've never heard that. I will say here's another one. Here we say Mazda. For the car. If you listen as as a as a Canadian sports celebrity, I do quite often to Toronto Blue Jays games on the radio. They say Masdar, it's Masdar of Toronto. That's really irritating. I wouldn't listen to that. I would say I mean, wouldn't you pissed off? Yes. They'll call us Mazda. We are I've also noticed the Jaguars are being called Jaguar. You are on the commercial on the Jaguar. What if you come up with a name on your own? Maybe you can describe to us. What how how it's pronounced? But what is a word? We already know Jaguars a hundred years. Yeah. Stop it. We it's an animal. Yes. And not just a car. It's an animal to right nobody ever says Jaguar. The Jacksonville Jaguars. No, I think that's see. I think that's Jaguar trying to seem refined. Right. Like, there's something something a little snooty about the way. They pronounced Jaguars like us. That's stupid animal over there. Ripping up my dog. Listen, Jackie water. Would you be dot com? Jaguars over there. Ripping up my turn into my dog terrible. But luckily, I fell my bones on top of it. So everything's gonna be okay. That happens. Three times last week alone for.
"al qaeda" Discussed on Worldly
"Deal with the challenge of rising hostile states. Ultimately, all kind of manage to stabilize the American-led international order without accomplishing any of its specific objectives that itself wanted. It helped other people, but not self right. But I think if the fundamental question that we started out this episode with was has all kind of one, that's a no right. You don't win a war by getting someone else to be successful and you're destroyed. That's that's not the definition of winning any way shape or force. So maybe there's two things right? There's did the nine eleven attacks work. I think. Yes. Did al-qaeda win in the sense of getting what they ultimately wanted? Absolutely not, but you can put it this way like in the middle of war. For example, if you drop bombs on things, you didn't hit exactly what you wanted, but you still took out some tanks and some basis or whatever. Right. You're gonna be fine with that. Tactically speaking, you still have you still did something right, al-qaeda in this case, you know they didn't hit exactly what they wanted in terms of the strategy, but they still did a lot of damn it right to themselves though, but we'll sure I mean the US economy literally in quarter two just had like its strongest growth in four years. So we're not even bleeding economically like, yes, we spent a lot of money on these wars, but we're back to pre recession levels of like US advocated. Actually, there's. There's is pretty compelling case from some scholars that the Iraq war played a significant role in causing the great recession. But before we get into, I'm not thinking about it. For that one of give them credit for not yet not gonna. Give them credit. I'm gonna. I'm gonna, say like credit. Default swaps would housing crisis. Maybe a little more than bin Laden would what's clear about this is that there's still a lot of history left to play out and as the famous potentially apocryphal quote from Deng Xiaoping on the French revolution was asking whether it's a mistake. He said, it's still too early to tell same thing, maybe true about the nine eleven attacks only seventeen years later we're going to break afterwards. We're going to talk about some extremely strange news out of Russia. If you love worldly, you'll love deep dish on global fares. Weekly podcast goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. Deep dish covers timely world news and important, but under reported stories featuring everything from Obama NATO embassador discussing the implications of the Trump Putin summits to the Armenian. Prime minister calling in real time to speak on the country's revolution, subscribe to dish global affairs today, wherever you get your podcasts, how did the Democrats lose which should have been the easiest election ever? What happened? And where did the Democrats go from here? John Fabra Barack Obama's former chief speechwriter and host of pod, save America and definitely not the director of the adventure movies, tackles those questions and crooked media's new documentary podcast. The wilderness in fifteen part story spans two centuries of American.
"al qaeda" Discussed on Worldly
"We've heard the lost case from Jan what I want to hear from both of you now, and I have my own views on this is whether or not you think these views are compatible right? Is it do actually disagree with what the other person was saying? Or do you think that their senses in which kinda both one in Las, I'll go, I, I mean, I don't doubt for a second. That Jen is right on the on the specific objectives that Kedah was looking for when they conducted the attack that they wanted the US. Out of out of Saudi Arabia cetera. So I don't doubt that for a second, but I think it's just too narrow of you. I'll put it this way. I don't think there's any way Osama bin Laden or any okayed. A member would be upset with what happened after nine. Eleven, right. Obviously they got decimated. I'm not knocking that, but they were. They were. They are surely excite happy about the amount of money. We've spent the amount asylum unrest. We have the the problems that they have unleashed within our country. They may not have achieved strategic goals, and there may still be going after them, but that's completely taking away up, much larger issue, I think. And so again, agreeing with you, but I've, I've you this much broader sense share. And I think again there elements to the argue at that they did expose a lot of provoke a lot of horrific behavior by America. Right? But you don't actually have to believe me. You don't have to listen to me because I'm in Aswa Harry yesterday just issued his nine eleven message literally yesterday literally yesterday. Issued his annual nine eleven message. We don't nine twelve. Yeah. Off. It actually is what happens when you're being chased by drones, your ability to upload isn't super great. Again, one of the reasons why like the US effort against Okada is actually really fucking successful is their communications have been severely disrupted. So the fact that they actually can't get messages out as quickly they'd like to is another sign of how crippled they have been. But yesterday, why hurry issued a message at he couldn't have been clear on how much they have lost and how badly they are doing and how horrific they think everything has gone for them, and they feel like they are up against a wall and they will lose if they do not rally right now and all come together and stop this kind of internal fighting with ISIS, everything like that that they will die in obscurity. So that was his whole message. He basically said my Muslim brothers, the battle against America has become inevitable. It leaves us with one of two choices on. Honor and confronting aggression or humiliation and accepting ignominy. And then he went on to say, this is how shall we are war hitting hard at America bleeding to death, economically military until it departs from our lands in Iraq and Smalley and Ogden and less you think that was just maybe he was depressed this year, like maybe he hasn't slept when he was grumpy, his message last year, his 2017 nine eleven message was even starker. He said my Muslim and that means jihadi brothers. We are facing the fiercest attack in the history of Muslims, and he goes on to say, the Americans, Russia, China, Iran, secularists, and everyone else have joined hands against us like we are facing the absolute worst possible attack. We've ever seen. It's not just America anymore. Now the whole world is trying to fight us and if you're all kinda right, they're literally saying we are flocked, right? So I think the right way to think about this is not or at least a way to think about it. Is in terms of the military distinction between tactics and strategy, right tactically, al-qaeda's attack was a tremendous success in the sense that it accomplish its immediate objectives. It got the United States to act in the way that it wanted to it probably honestly, worked way better in terms of fracturing, the US splitting the US from its allies division inside the west that kinda could've ever intimated, but strategically meaning the bigger picture, the objectives you want to accomplish China's clearly right that they failed..
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"So that strikes me as very strong case that the attacks worked and Okita one, but Jen, you have a different take that came up before. We were planning the episode. Talk to me while you think they did not win, right. So if you actually look at the point of the attacks, right, we talked about it wasn't just to provoke this mass military tack or to provoke the United States to become release Lama phobic, right? They had explicit stated strategic goals. They were clear on this starting nineteen ninety eight when they declared officially, they issued a letter declaring jihad on America signed by just bin Laden. But why hurry at a whole bunch of other kind of jihad leaders, the issue this ruling saying it is incumbent upon every Muslim to fight against America intil. Specifically the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem is liberated until the holy mosque in mecca is liberated from their grip and until their armies withdraw from the land of Islam, right? It wasn't. We don't want you to be like meddling and having a strong, you know, deep water navy in China, right? It wasn't saying we want NATO to collapse. We want the US back from the Liberal International order, right? It wasn't saying we want the US economy collapse just for its own sake. It was specifically saying we want the US to stop supporting dictators in Saudi Arabia, which is what they mean and they're talking about controlling mecca. So so they're really explicit that was nineteen ninety eight right? Right after nine eleven couple years after nine eleven over and over. They explicitly say America Americans, if you want this bloodshed to stop, if you want this war to stop, if you want this jihad against you to stop, then get out of these specific Lantz get out of Muslim lands, get out of the Arabian peninsula. Stop supporting our. Staters. They said, hey, why don't you tax Weeden America? Did you ever ask yourself that why we're not attacking Sweden? It's because we're attacking us specifically because you were the ones who are doing this in Muslim lands, you are killing Muslims, you were supporting, you know, all of these dictators now, in some cases they were correct. We were doing that in some cases, they just wildly misread history and said that we're killing Muslims, especially in places where we were literally at war to protect Muslims in some cases. But the point is they had very explicit specific goals and they have not accomplished any of those. Let's drill into that point because as much as Alex, we're just talking about the f. kenniston war being quagmire. That's cost a lot of money in the US losing that were was devastating for all of not only did they not accomplish their goals of toppling various different to cater ships and replacing them with a with a theocracy or even forcing the US to stop backing those countries, which is the first step towards that. They got crushed. Enough ghanistan Osama bin Laden is dead. The organization is far weaker in its home base in the Afghanistan Pakistan region than it was before. Drone strikes have killed, huge numbers of their leaders and personnel. Like it seems like not only did they fail, but the the American reaction succeeded in weakening. I'll Qaeda's organization, right? And we are actually now literally today way more supportive of the government in Saudi Arabia than we have been in decades. Let's focus on that for a second. Why do they hate American support for the Saudis in the election so much because since the nineteen seventies the nineteen eighties, they have literally these groups that all kind of eventually came together to be Al Qaeda have been fighting against the government. So I'm an hurry who is the current leader of al-qaeda who was number two and then Lodden was killed and he took over his job. He has been fighting to topple the government and install an Islamic state essentially as his government for. Basically his entire adult life. He was imprisoned in his twenties. He was tortured. He has been doing this forever. And what happened in specifically Egyptian cases really telling for how it shaped Qaeda's views going forward, especially towards America..
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"Welcome to worldly part of the vox media podcast network. It's me that Beecham with Jen Williams and outward. Hi everybody. So this week is you probably know was the seventeenth anniversary of the nine eleven attacks. There's been a ton of coverage and a lot of it's been very good, but we really thought a lot about this one articles in foreign policy that looked back at what's happened since the attacks came to a surprising conclusion, al-qaeda one. When we started talking about it ourselves, we found that we can disagree both with the article and with each other. So we thought that we'd spend the episode laying out the case for both sides of the argument that Al Qaeda got what it wanted out at the attacks and the attacks didn't accomplish their objectives that they didn't work. Now, let's sort of some basic background about this gives a quick refresh on what's going on with and how they were thinking about these attacks. So Al Qaeda when they launched the nine eleven attacks the entire goal and their entire strategy kind of in general was to attack the United States and basically make the cost of US support for dictators and US involvement in general in the Middle East so high that we would eventually decide to pull out and stop supporting these dictators. Right? So they had this strategies the near enemy versus the far enemy. And basically the United States is the far enemy they wanted to attack. Us first because we back all these dictators in the Middle East, they wanna topple those dictators so right and replace them with an Islamic state. Right, exactly. And so you know, Saudi Arabia, Egypt all over the place, and they realize basically over the years, they couldn't really do that while the US was still backing these groups by the US was still backing these governments. So the idea was okay. Well, then we'll convince the United States stop backing these governments, right? So then they'll be less powerful than we can topple these governments and to do that. They decided to carry out the nine eleven attack right and understood nine eleven's role in all of this. You have to understand their strategy for making the cost too high for the United States. So Alex, what was the what was the immediate intent of the attacks? Like? What did they want the United States to do afterwards or want to happen to the United States? Because the goal isn't just kill three thousand people in America will leave, which obviously didn't happen. There was more thought into it than that. Right. Why think one of the grander goals here was to cause almost an internal implosion of the United States to lead us to. Over extend to think too much about terrorism to spend too much money trying to defeat terrorism throughout the world on on causing an internal. They're trying to create a nervous breakdown in the United States. And if you look at what's happened since nine eleven. And this is the argument in these al-qaeda one pieces that vision came to fruition, right, right. I mean, well, let's look at what happened after nine. Eleven, right. First of all, we went into Afghanistan like the the next month knocked-over two thousand one. We fought there. We thought we were just gonna kick out Al Qaeda and the Taliban, and we'll go after bin Laden. And then we didn't think we would stay there too long. And it's been seventeen years since we've been there. We also started a war in Iraq, which was we use nine eleven is a pretext. We are now in multiple countries around the world Amalia Libya Pakistan Yemen just so many western Africa so many places right now to defeat terrorism and this is a massive over extension. I mean, obviously it's just a couple hundred troops elsewhere, but. That takes time and attention and resources away from a whole bunch of other issues we could be working on and just putting it out there when you listen to Donald Trump is he kinda hits on the steam, right? We've just been everywhere for so long. Why haven't we been focusing on the United States mostly and frankly, he's his kind of comes out of the what happened after nine. Eleven, we'll. The Trump point is a good one because it will Strates the more subtle and clever part of the strategy..
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"The soviets it it it led to the rise of al qaeda and what we saw there was afghanistan was basically trash we did not offer a peace dividends to the ahfghani people it led to more chaos civil strife and a e destruction of their society when the iraqi people and the syrian people stood up against isis that led to the defeat of isis are we saying thank you to them as an american people no we are not just the gestures to say thank you for being on the side of america against these forces that definitely take on more muslim lives than any lives altogether they're more muslim flight that suffer at the hands of isis and other violent extremist groups than anyone else do we say thank you to them no instead we tell them there's a travel ban we want to build more walls and we have more antimoslem rhetoric this does not bode well for american international interests and it does not bode well for of american domestic issues um so i i leave with that a very sobering and unfortunate reality that i see uh here in on the horizon salaam marayati is the buslim public affairs council president earlier today check i am can you comment on it in the rhetoric and the policies that we see coming out of the trump administration and the impact that that has on islamist movements in muslimmajority countries and how again that impacts the american muslim community for next week resume sugar mead brookings institution fellow regular and bank your drew were the motion public affairs goes will rubbing me for the.
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"Will this one his and the reason being his i would make the argument that they are the screaming from the rooftops my sister cannot say the word isis because it associated with our religion she's that disgusted by my father praise every day the big it wiped off the planet they don't see these american muslims because the only ones are the voice or al qaeda him isis so in wedding nerkin radical i was hoping th the con to dispel some of those minutes and i urge the muslim americans to not be nervous or afraid just stand up tell your neighbors this is a slam in this isn't a slammed this is how the desecrating this is how be twisted it is a complicated subject muslims themselves don't understand some of the way the it okay but there's always violent tax in every major religion okay but usually it's in defence so in a roundabout way again is my turned raise my hand and say okay this is what it is and that's why i wrote the book and i think that was a powerful part of the buck because it for people listening you're not an atheist who pretended to be a radical you or someone who seems like you had a deep faith and you could run circles around these guys in terms of talking about islam a him in like the than the knowledge you had seemed like an asset although you weren't really allowed to fight the intellectual argument 'cause you playing apart will that's correct american arm far from the slamming scour scholar and any word or definition but my sunday school was a on sunday's great i played soccer in greece ballgirl him up the reserves synagogue in my backyard a church across the street in the mosque up the road it didn't matter we're all americans have been matter whether you white brown black yellow what religion whether you went to church were synagogue moscow none of that mattered and tool madeleine am after that it just started taking on and on and that is not via slim i know so everything that was taught to me i have.
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"Louie gohmert and i still feel that way i think oh technology is a wonderful thing i think it's helped us out tremendously but nothing will ever replace human intelligence yeah i can't believe how much these idiots are emailing it was isn't read about alqaeda again alqaeda has taken a back seat in the public consciousness to isis al qaeda obviously radicalize his people inspires attacks through their propaganda you know anwara lockie was you know as dangerous as they come on that front but they also they seem to me like they have more of a structure they have an organization there's control as you said earlier the on a dictate the type of attack gets carried out the target sometimes the went in the wear that need for command control gives law enforcement and intel guys like you access points to intervene disrupt plots i've been out of government for a long time and so i don't have access to anything like current information so correct me if i'm wrong but isis seems to have a different approach in their strength comes from their ability to inspire attacks without complex planning or command and control they serve encourage individuals to say use a truck to moe people downs or where you are how does the fbi in in other counterterrorism agencies adapt to that changing nature of the threat like does that undercover component that you were serving in get move over to the cia and the need to to penetrate these networks abroad like what's your take on will first off whether or not you're still plug boom a could produce spot on those a perfect description detail the differences between all caught him isis i would say again i don't i'm sure am i have to give this disclaimer because i'm still on the clock i am not speaking on behalf of the fpr poor move joe seremane told his souza's he'll give you my personal opinion from my twenty two years experience on this job.
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"And more importantly find an american who was a sleeper for al qaeda you talk about how that kept you up at night for weeks in weeks not months is that something you still worry about you think there's a possibility that guy could still be out there the ripping us your news everyday we shearer sue the terrorist attack for something happening uram you us thus but so with my first thought gruzman a day since the day since saw people of two thousand thirteen tommy that i don't think about it i get it okay and i and i tried to make this abundantly clear in the book yellow dog i get the politics of it i do i understand that we are two allies the us and canada contrary booked slightly different agendas of times i get all that looking back on it now i do probably a bit of a petulant child at the time but we all do the guys on the ground the grown on ground the case agents the analysts we all felt like we were so much more meat on the bone and we could do so much born we just how to you know take a leap of faith and keep moving we had a platform set up to vet bad guys on both sides of the border here and in canada overseas we were the jihadi lottery i mean comey temporal noory he's got monies got access he's ready to kill the infidels who wants to join us and people were coming out in droves we had an opportunity to vet threats globally but time money politics everything kicked and let us at i get it but at the time yeah i wasn't too thrilled i thought you were very fair about it in the book i get the frustration and and this is this is a really hard thing that i think that law enforcement agencies deal with all the time which is getting people off the street eliminating an immediate thread getting a prosecution on the books and you know working with and leaving them in the wild to continue to get you know invaluable information from a human source that you literally knoxville get anywhere us right i mean that's must be most precious asset you could possibly have is a access the you had in this case or.
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"Thank you so much for being here thanks to the work you did to prevent those attacks and countless other cases that you're probably not allowed to talk about and for doing schupp thanks so much for having me on mute smugglers komet delicate you start your career as a cop working undercover to take down drug dealers it's a gripping intro of you like you know running some house to buy heroin or whatever was a criminal networks in terrorist networks similar enough that this work helped you prepared infiltrate alqaeda down the road or like how did you view your average thug on the street by heroin dealer verses you know someone plotting to kill americans on al qaeda's behalf there were similar in some ways but they're actually wholly different in the principles of for example the criminal network it's always who do you know how do you get introduce sometimes use informants whereas terrorism it's all belt so you ideology red they have disbelief all but this was the way the world is this is the way the release news and if you are a quote unquote white minded brother uh and you can sell that then you will be one of them and be able to infiltrate them hopefully evaluate whatever threat the reds but in the criminal world obviously nobody cares about you audio algiere what you think about whether you lean writer left all they care about is are you a copy not zelda you get the gulf south to the point of whether you're copper not a lot of these operation ended with the group you are wet the house your and getting busted i would imagine that those take down moments when agents come flying in with guns drawn in you know you're with a bunch of people who may or may not be armed would be terrifying you seem to have a good time with it you seem to enjoy a resisting arrest when your friends were the cops who were supposed to be arresting you is that a fair characterization yes it is because once you get to the point where you're swat teams coming in after you you're not alone anymore sudan have some form of actually the terror part is gone.
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"And africa and train with isis and al qaeda they returned to this country he won i was what the fbi i was pushing to arrest anybody who came back to do this training in the middle east entered you can't take the patch court away from them but you can arrest them and you can stop proceedings to take them yet to add sports away problem unfortunately great years these people who went overseas and trained returned and reentered with no and at all by the obama administration and so we've got eight years of eight glue one overseas and training with isis or al qaeda came back to this country day here and the currently the fbi has two thousand open cases of terrace that may consider a danger to this country in addition to that they've actually convicted thirty seven potential terrorists in this country we gotta we eat like you said we've got a real mess in this country those those cases i run all fifty states joe take a minute now and review again how people get in touch with hughes who combat that are for congress his focus there's one group i should just that you'd be involved in at least check out its combat veterans for congress take him in and do that now fleece he added guinea um they can recharge by going to our website w w w cotton debt burns before congress that veterans plural combat veterans for conquers dot org.