Apr 05 2006

“Big Mouth” Bin Laden?

Published by at 11:30 pm under All General Discussions,Bin Laden/GWOT

Too funny:

A senior lieutenant to Osama bin Laden has told US interrogators that the al-Qa’eda leader’s big mouth was a security liability.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also complained that the schemes bin Laden approved lacked destructive ambition.

According to Mohammed, bin Laden lacked inspiration and vision. The Saudi failed to understand the basic security requirements of terrorist plots, such as keeping silent about impending attacks. Mohammed cites bin Laden’s decision to inform a group of visitors to his Afghan headquarters that he was about to launch a major attack on American interests.

Then he told trainee terrorists at the al-Farooq training camp “to pray for the success of a major operation involving 20 martyrs”.

Mohammed and a fellow terrorist manager, Mohammed Atef, who was later killed in an American air attack, were so concerned that they asked bin Laden to shut up.

Sadly, we missed all this blather.  Hopefully Congress will not mess with the NSA’s efforts to keep abreast of the terrorist’s chatter simply because the NY Time misunderstood everything they reported on the NSA and FISA relationship.

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2 Responses to ““Big Mouth” Bin Laden?”

  1. wickedpinto says:

    And his big mouth, used the words of Kerry.

    Yeah, UBL’s big mouth hurt terrorism, cuz Bush got a second term.

  2. clarice says:

    OT–but disturbing:

    Some very disturbing news and a reminder of how dreadful the vetting of key government employees and INS record keeping apparently is:

    [quote]An Iraqi-born U.S. citizen suspected of being a foreign intelligence agent was employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to rule on asylum applications, including those from unfriendly Middle Eastern nations, according to documents obtained from Congress by The Washington Times.
    Michael J. Maxwell, the former head of the Office of Security and Investigations at USCIS, is expected to testify about the Iraqi case and other breakdowns at the agency to a House subcommittee today.
    Mr. Maxwell will tell legislators that the immigration system is being used by enemy governments to place agents in the United States.
    The suspected agent, whose name has not been released, judged 180 asylum applications while at USCIS, the agency that also rules on green cards, citizenship and employment authorization.
    A database check during Mr. Maxwell’s investigation turned up national-security questions in about nearly two dozen of those cases.
    Mr. Maxwell will also tell the panel about criminal accusations pending against USCIS workers and that top USCIS officials have deceived Congress and obstructed the duties of his office, the agency’s internal affairs division. [/quote]

    The suspect disappeared while on assignment in Iraq and the INS database is so bad we do not even know the names of the 180 applications he approved. http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060406-124611-8863r.htm