February 13, 2008, - 6:15 pm

ABC: Saudis Had Mughniyeh, Let Him Go Despite Clinton Pleas

By Debbie Schlussel
Yup, it’s our friends, the Saudis. You know–”Saudi Arabia: Strong Ally in the War on Terror”. Thanks a gazillion, Crown Prince Abdullah, you calorically-gifter mass murderer enabler:

Despite Clinton Pleas, Saudis Let Terrorist Go
Mugniyah Was Spotted On a Commercial Flight Bound for Saudi Arabia

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By BRIAN ROSS
Feb. 13, 2008
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah refused a personal plea from President Bill Clinton to help capture Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mugniyah in 1996, according to former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke, now an ABC News consultant.
Clarke says the CIA learned that Mugniyah, wanted for a string of terror attacks, had boarded a commercial flight in Khartoum that was scheduled to stop in Riyadh.
“We appealed to the Saudis to grab him when the plane landed, and they refused,” Clarke said in an interview broadcast Wednesday on ABC “World News with Charles Gibson.”
After the initial refusal, Clarke said, U.S. officials went to the then-crown prince, now king.
“We raised the level of appeals all the way through Bill Clinton who was on the phone at three in the morning appealing to the highest level in Saudi Arabia to grab him,” Clarke said.
“Instead, the Saudis refused to let the plane land and it continued on to Damascus,” Clarke said.
Calls to the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C., for comment were not immediately returned.
The near-capture in 1996 was one of several times the U.S. had “actionable intelligence” on the whereabouts of Mugniyah but were unable to catch him.
Former CIA intelligence officer Bob Baer, now a contributing editor for TIME.com, says he had repeated offers from “people in Lebanon who said they could place a bomb in his car,” but the offer was declined.
“I tracked this guy for 15 years, and he was the best,” Baer said. “He used elementary precautions but they were very effective,” Baer added.

Disgusting. Gee, I wonder what Campbell Brown’s old boyfriend will say when he finally decides to comment. Spare us.
When the heck will we stop pandering to these Saudi scumbags? When they finally own all of America, instead of just a large chunk of it.
GET A ROOM!:
Bush & Saudi King Abdullah, Who Let Mughniyeh Go . . .
& To Whom Bush is Now Giving $40 Million in Arms:

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11 Responses

Well lets all thank the President for the 20 billion dollar arms deal with the Saudi’s. That ought to set them straight. Unreal!!!

OneIrishJew on February 13, 2008 at 6:38 pm

We should’ve let Iraq keep Kuwait, roll through Saudi Arabia and nuked the whole mess back in 91. We’d be done with this mess by now. Instead we got what we got. With a liberal election on the way that should really f things up. DIPLOMACY, COMPASSION, B.S!

samurai on February 13, 2008 at 7:10 pm

Have we decended to a point where we now have to plea and beg with countries that harbor terrorists? A little more force would have you an effective deal.Less nice talk with the enemies and more negotiating on our terms.

American Sabrah on February 13, 2008 at 10:06 pm

I remember a time, when previous (and in the beginning – current as well) USA Administration favored Chechen terrorists, who hijacked, enslaved, mutilated, killed and brutally tortured to death people, including elderly, doctors, nurses and patients in hospitals, disabled, women, including pregnant ones, children, including mass murders in schools, in kindergartens, even breast-fed babies.
That’s one of the reasons, why Stalin is still revered in some former USSR parts, including Russia – he was a bold, staunch and tiredless suppressor of such people. And Chechens were mass-exiled not for nothing – they were, in fact, the only nation in the Nothern Caucasus that OPENLY and to the greatest extent supported not only Hitler but all his murderous ideas.
And you cannot hurl the stones you hurl to Bush – for his immoral actions of chronic traitor – to Putin, who, in this most vital struggle against Islamic terror does not bear any dirt spot.

MarcAurelio on February 14, 2008 at 12:45 am

The New York Times should have called him a terrorist, but no, that’s not their style. There are no terrorists! Would you believe “militant sought as terrorist”?
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/14/world/middleeast/14syria.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
Bomb in Syria Kills Militant Sought as Terrorist
By ROBERT F. WORTH and NADA BAKRI
Published: February 14, 2008
BEIRUT, Lebanon รณ A top Hezbollah commander long sought by the United States for his role in terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of Americans in the 1980s, died Tuesday night in Damascus, Syria, when a bomb detonated under the vehicle he was in, Syrian officials said.
No one claimed responsibility for killing the commander, Imad Mugniyah, who had been in hiding for many years and was one of the most wanted and elusive terrorists in the world.
Mr. Mugniyah, 45, was suspected of planning the 1983 bombings of the American Embassy and a Marine barracks in Beirut; the hijacking of a T.W.A. jetliner in 1985; and a series of high-profile kidnappings in the 1980s, among other crimes. Israel accused him of helping to plan the 1992 bombing of its embassy in Buenos Aires, in which 29 people were killed, and the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in the city, in which 85 people died.

barrypopik on February 14, 2008 at 1:06 am

Read any good books lately at the Carter, Bush or Clinton presidential libraries?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/14/AR2007121402124_pf.html

Shy Guy on February 14, 2008 at 3:37 am

Saudi Arabia Is The Terror Hub. SOOOOOO SAD how blind the administration is, or is it pretending to be blind?
http://www.buzzflash.com/interviews/03/09/12_baer.html
In recent years Mugniya was on board an Arab airliner on his way to Iran from Damascus when the airliner was intercepted by two U.S. Air Force fighter jets. The airliner was given orders to land in a military base so the terrorist could be captured.
Washington received so many calls from Arab leaders and specifically from the Saudis to abbort the mission otherwise the whole Gulf region will be inflamed in war. [So what, let it be], but no, the officials in Washington obeyed the request from their masters and the mission was aborted.
Yup, that was their veangeans for the innocent blood that Mugniya spilled.

Daniel on February 14, 2008 at 4:34 am

Why don’t we just turn the Cosa Nostra loose in the Middle East? I’ll guaranf****ntee this problem would cease to exist.

1shot1kill on February 14, 2008 at 9:00 am

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE KINGDOM
A leading human rights group appealed to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Thursday to stop the execution of a woman accused of witchcraft and performing supernatural acts.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the kingdom’s religious police who arrested and interrogated Fawza Falih, and the judges who tried her in the northern town of Quraiyat never gave her the opportunity to prove her innocence in the face of “absurd charges that have no basis in law.”
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Falih’s case underscores shortcomings in Saudi Arabia’s Islamic legal system in which rules of evidence are shaky, lawyers are not always present and sentences often depend on the whim of judges.
The most frequent victims are women, who already suffer severe restrictions on daily life in Saudi Arabia: They cannot drive, appear before a judge without a male representative, or travel abroad without a male guardian’s permission.
Witchcraft is considered an offense against Islam in the conservative kingdom.
In Falih’s case, the judges relied on a coerced confession and on the statements of witnesses who said she had “bewitched” them to convict her in April 2006, according to the group.
Falih later retracted her confession in court, claiming it was extracted under duress, and said that as an illiterate woman, she did not understand the document she was forced to fingerprint.
“The fact that Saudi judges still conduct trials for unprovable crimes like ‘witchcraft’ underscores their inability to carry out objective criminal investigations,” said Joe Stork, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.
There was no immediate comment on the statement from Saudi Arabia, where government offices are closed on Thursdays, the start of the Muslim weekend.
“Fawza Falih’s case is an example of how the authorities failed to comply even with existing safeguards in the Saudi justice system,” he added.
The Saudi court cited an instance in which a man allegedly became impotent after being bewitched by Falih, the rights group said.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=4290209

JasonBourne81 on February 15, 2008 at 1:55 pm

When will people in this country wake up and smell the coffee.
Our own congress has placed most of our known oil reserves off limits while we continue to import oil funding the very terrorists that we spend trillions of dollars fighting with our military. We do not need the Saudis Oil and have not since the discovery in Alaska’s North Slope. We have more than enough oil in America to satisfy our needs.
We let Jay Rockefeller sit in the Senate who blocks every attempt to allow the oil companies to exploit our domestic oil whether it is in Alaska, off shore or within known reserves already discovered.
The Rockefeller Trust is the largest single stockholder in these Middle Eastern oil companies and they continue to use the OPEC Oil Cartel to manipulate the price of oil to astronomical levels that are now beginning to kill the economy.
Is there anyone in the MSM that will report the truth about the CFR/Trilateral Commission Crime Family run by the Rockefeller’s in their quest for world Domination and the creation of a One World Order?
Do not take my word for it, David Rockefeller wrote in his autobiography Memoirs (2002),in the Chapter titled “Proud Internationalist”:
“For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global
political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
Since David Rockefeller freely admits he is guilty as charged, why has he not been prosecuted for Sedition and Treason?
I guess when you have more money than Fort Knox; you can bribe anyone that opposes you including Congress and the President.

ScottyDog on February 16, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Mr. President,
Keep on kissing whatever.
http://www.lebanese-forces.org/regional/Saudi-Arabia-is-hub-of-world-terror1001242.shtml

Daniel on February 17, 2008 at 4:37 am

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