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The Justice Department blocked efforts by its prosecutors in Seattle in 2002 to bring criminal charges against Haroon Aswat, according to federal law-enforcement officials who were involved in the case.
British authorities suspect Aswat of taking part in the July 7 London bombings, which killed 56 and prompted an intense worldwide manhunt for him.
But long before he surfaced as a suspect there, federal prosecutors in Seattle wanted to seek a grand-jury indictment for his involvement in a failed attempt to set up a terrorist-training camp in Bly, Ore., in late 1999. In early 2000, Aswat lived for a couple of months in central Seattle at the Dar-us-Salaam mosque.
The Seattle Times
(CNN) -- About a month before the July 7 bombings in London, British authorities balked at giving U.S. officials permission to apprehend a man now believed to have ties to the bombers, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, of Indian heritage, is currently in custody in Zambia, U.S. and Zambian officials told CNN.
U.S. authorities wanted to capture Aswat, who was then in South Africa, and question him about a 1999 plot to establish a "jihad training camp" in Bly, Oregon.
According to the sources, U.S. officials had located Aswat in South Africa weeks before the July 7 attacks that killed 52 bus and subway travelers and the four bombers.
U.S. authorities had asked South Africa if they could take Aswat into custody. South Africa relayed the request to Britain, but authorities there balked because he was a British citizen, the sources said. While the debate was ongoing, Aswat slipped away. (Full story)
British authorities now suspect Aswat lent support to the July 7 bombers.
According to U.S. officials, Aswat was an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorist camp case, which resulted in a guilty plea in 2003 by the main defendant, James Ujaama, of Seattle, Washington. (Full story)
Originally posted by djohnsto77
The online FOX report here www.foxnews.com... doesn't really talk about this, but they did on air. Note that it does say he was an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the Oregon case, on air they said that was because MI6 pressured the U.S. Justice Department to not prosecute him.
Originally posted by frayed1
Don't you just hate when this happens? I mean, you hear something on the live news, then you can't find a 'paper trail' ( or internet trail now). Wish I had the capability to 'tape' all the news and store it for later reference. Does Tivo give one the ability to do something like that?
Originally posted by TheShroudOfMemphis
"Double Agents" are exactly how agencies like MI6, CIA, Mossad, ISI etc organise terrorist bombings and also leave a trail which leads Police investigation to rouge terrorist groups they can label as 'al-Qaeda'.
These agencies will establish a plan for attack, use double agents to recruit a group thinking they are working under Islamic Jihad or some other cause, set up drills so they can monitor the proceedings on that day and also clean up and gain control quickly afterward, kill the patsies that have been used so any lead that would go back to the agency is now led to a dead end or else to some shanty camp in a Middle Eastern country where it's lost amongst the fog of war.
The 7/7 bombing was as planned and staged as they come. The guys involved were setup into believing they were part of a drill and murdered along with the rest of the people involved with pre-planted bombs. Since then, various other whistle blowers have been silenced and a follow up bombing was attempted in order to get some patsies to take the fall.
The new bombers were given fake bombs and ALL the cameras were made sure to be working to capture their images, (unlike 7/7) while we are told the 7/7 bombers were definitly suicide bombers now, forget the original claim of military grade bombs.
These new guys will get linked to some dogdy camp, some dodgy middle eastern names that us stupid westerners are too dense to think about and they'll be locked up without being heard from again and nothing will come of all this except more bad laws and more charges for war.
Just like 9/11, case closed. Everyone stop thinking about it and stop upturning stones.