February 16, 2006, - 2:01 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
A good friend in Buffalo has been sending me these continuing bulletins from The Buffalo News about the “Lackawanna Six” member, American Jaber A. Elbaneh, who escaped in the Yemeni prison break (here and here).
The interesting thing is that PBS’ “Frontline,” last year, did a whole hour on these “homegrown,” “nice”, cuddly guys done wrong, who just happend to train in Bin Laden’s terror training camps and were going to blow up various U.S. sites. Don’t look for our tax-funded “friends” at Palestinian Broadcasting System to change their tune and apologize.
More on Elbaneh:
Elbaneh is charged with providing material support to al-Qaida by attending the al-Farooq training camp run by Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Here are some questions law enforcement in the Buffalo area, including the FBI, have for the Yemeni government:
* According to his family, Elbaneh turned himself over the police in Yemen more than 21/2 years ago to face charges filed in Buffalo. Why hasn’t he been turned over to American authorities since then?
* How were 23 supposedly dangerous prisoners able to tunnel their way out from a high-security prison?
* Why won’t the Yemen government provide any clear answers on whether Elbaneh was among the escapees?
We also appreciate the candor of Lackawanna Police Chief Dennis J. O’Hara who has the guts to say what we all think about the Yemeni escape.
To me, you have to wonder if this mass escape was an inside job. You have to wonder if some backs were turned when this happened. You had a group of men who were supposedly extremely dangerous – people with al-Qaida ties and ties to the USS Cole bombing. Aren’t you going to put a close watch on people like that?
Hopefully, the NSA and FBI are conducting ACLU-objectionable surveillance on all communications by Jaber A. Elbaneh’s Buffalo-area uncle, Mohammed T. Albanna.
*** UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has more.
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