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Top Al Qaida operative escapes from Afghanistan Prison facility.

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posted on Nov, 1 2005 @ 09:42 PM
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news.yahoo.com...


FORT BLISS, Texas - A man once considered a top al-Qaida operative escaped from a U.S.-run detention facility in Afghanistan and cannot testify against the soldier who allegedly mistreated him, a defense lawyer involved in a prison abuse case said Tuesday.

Omar al-Farouq was one of Osama bin Laden's top lieutenants in Southeast Asia until Indonesian authorities captured him in the summer of 2002 and turned him over to the United States.

A Pentagon official in Washington confirmed Tuesday evening that al-Farouq escaped from a U.S. detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan, on July 10. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

An Army lawyer for Sgt. Alan J. Driver, a reservist accused of abusing Bagram detainees, asked Tuesday where al-Farouq was and what the Army had done to find him in time for Driver's court proceedings.

Capt. John B. Parker, a prosecutor, said al-Farouq and three others escaped from the Bagram detention center and have not been found.

"If we find him ... we will make him available," Parker said.



of all people...it had to be the witness. does dat make u suspicious as to wat is goin on? dink he actually escape on his own or dat he had help from sombody in the military? dink the terrorist made a deal from the CIA and goes back into the ranks of Al Qaeda and report to the U.S. military and the CIA?




posted on Nov, 1 2005 @ 10:26 PM
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I can't say i know what that prison looks like and how it's run but i find it hard to believe someone is escaping considering the level of security in the US prisons we have seen - especially when that one dude who escapes is the one who is needed to testify against a US soldier for abuse.

Sounds like someone let him go to save the soldiers ass.

Either that or they abused him to death and are saying he escaped?



posted on Nov, 1 2005 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by TheShroudOfMemphis


Sounds like someone let him go to save the soldiers ass.

Either that or they abused him to death and are saying he escaped?



its a possibility. no doubt its the obstruction of justice right there. people who oversee the facility and is close to the prisoners may be most likely implicated. of course unless they or the person knew would be caught since there is no other way to release the prisoner without goin around the security without notification.



posted on Nov, 1 2005 @ 10:32 PM
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dink the terrorist made a deal from the CIA and goes back into the ranks of Al Qaeda and report to the U.S. military and the CIA?

Possible, but I don't think the CIA will see hide nor hair of him once he's gone. And if they do, he'll probably just feed them disinfo. Once he is gone, what is his incentive to follow thru on a counter-spy deal?

Another possibility is that he had an unfortunate accident in prison. This prevents another embarassing story of prisoner abuse to be used by the NYT.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 07:49 AM
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Indeed jsobecky, an accident maybe? Sounds better to say he escaped don't you think...



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 08:07 AM
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Escaped is better. Then there are fewer messy details to explain.



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