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Al-Qaeda plotter sentenced to life

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posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 11:09 AM
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An al-Qaeda plotter who planned to kill thousands of people in the UK and US has been sentenced to life and told he must serve at least 40 years in jail.
Dhiren Barot, 34 and from London, had admitted conspiracy to murder. He was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court.

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A man who plotted to blow up the New York Stock Exchange and carry out attacks in Britain with gas-filled limousines and a "dirty bomb" was jailed for a minimum of 40 years on Tuesday.

Dhiren Barot, 34, was sentenced by a London court after pleading guilty last month to conspiracy to murder in a case sparked by the arrest of an al Qaeda figure in Pakistan.

"You are, Mr Barot, a determined and dedicated terrorist, a highly intelligent and extremely dangerous man," the judge said as he handed down the sentence.

"This conspiracy was designed to strike at the very heart of democracy and the security of the state."

Barot, who visited Pakistan in early 2004, had submitted the plans for approval by "your al Qaeda overlords", the judge said.

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Dhiren Barot appears to be the real thing. A terrorist mastermind, safely behind bars for at least the next 40 years.

Apparently, he has been locked up on the strength of the plans he had laid. Video surveillance, plans found on various computers that included methods of attack, and means of delivery. I have heard him referred to as a coordinator of urban warfare. However, Most news stories are covering the same ground, details seem to be hard to come by.

If this guy is as dangerous as the news media would have us believe, then obvioulsy a big day for the war against terror within the States, as well as the UK.

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[edit on 7/11/06 by Implosion]




posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 11:21 AM
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It's a good thing for him that he planned to kill Americans and Brits, had he been planning on killing Iraqi's he would have been sentanced to hang.



posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 12:02 PM
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This guy just comes across as a delusional nobody.
Grand plans but absolutely no means to carry out any of them. Hell, we could all sit in front of our Pc's for an evening and put together dastardly plans to unleash mayhem on humanity. It does not mean though that we have either the means, knowledge or inclination to do so.

Just a sad pathetic little man maybe, but I doubt very much he's the Al Qaida bogeyman he's made out to be. Still, the story is good for the masses



posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by Britguy
Just a sad pathetic little man maybe, but I doubt very much he's the Al Qaida bogeyman he's made out to be. Still, the story is good for the masses


You know, I feel pretty schizophrenic with regards the war against terror. On one hand, I could see how it could all be some shadowy plot to control western countries through fear at behest of the military-industrial complex. On the other, there are surely many reasons why inhabitants of the Western World generally, and the U.K and U.S. more specifically, would be widely hated. Take a look around you, there are many reasons why people would want us, the pathetic public who exist in a state of complete apathy, the idiots that allow such governments to exist, the morons who are more concerned about Pop Idol, than the actions of their governments in distant lands, dead.


Why is the case so significant?

He is interesting because he is like a link between old al-Qaeda and the new kind of global jihadi movement.

He was somebody who was radicalised right back in the 1990s, over 10 years ago.

He started going to training camps in Kashmir, in the Philippines. He learned counter-surveillance, he learnt demolitions - firing weapons as many people did. But he learned far more sophisticated terrorism methods than that.

And he presented his plans to the people who are believed to be associates of al-Qaeda - or even members of al-Qaeda - in Pakistan as recently as early 2004. So after 9/11.

Remember that after 9/11 al-Qaeda kind of fragmented - they lost their bases in Afghanistan, they scattered, many of them went to different countries - they were on the run.

But he belongs to both before that period and after that period.

So he is a pretty worrying phenomenon in that case and that's why they're so pleased that they've got this guy.

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posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 10:27 PM
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Thing that bugs me is this Spawn of Satan gets easy prison time at the cost of like 50 grand a year to the tax payer while innocent people starve to Death elsewhere in the World.

Solution, Hang this trash dead, then donate 50k a year to the hungry people who value life !!




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