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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 10:44 AM
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Post: Man Who Ignited Self at White House an Informant
Tue Nov 16, 1:08 AM ET Top Stories - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man who set himself on fire outside the White House on Monday was a Yemeni federal informant on terrorism upset over how the FBI (news - web sites) had managed his case, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Mohamed Alanssi, who had recently discussed his work as an informant in interviews with The Washington Post, told the newspaper by faxed letter and telephone on Monday he intended to "burn my body at unexpected place," the newspaper reported.

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He told the newspaper that he suffers from diabetes and heart problems and that his wife suffers from stomach cancer. Alanssi said he could not travel to Yemen because he has no money and because the FBI, which expects him to testify at a terrorism trial in New York, was keeping his Yemeni passport.

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Alanssi said he became a major informant for the FBI after the 2001 al Qaeda attacks on the United States. He said he was paid $100,000 in 2003 but had expected much more and had not received the permanent residency status he was promised, the newspaper reported.

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<http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&nci... >
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 10:45 AM
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1. holy shit!!!
nothing makes sense anymore
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 10:52 AM
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2. I don't know what to make of all this chaos.
It seems that everything is just spiraling out of control here in the last few days This guy is linked to a "terrorism-related trial in January" which is to be held in January in NYC. He seems to have waited until Ashcroft resigned to burn himself up. Or, was it because Ashcroft resigned?
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Ducks In A Row Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 10:54 AM
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3. He realized they will never keep their promises to him...
that this administration couldn't care less about fighting terrorism.
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tmooses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 10:55 AM
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4. This sounds like one of those stories that seem confusing ( insignificant)
at the time but somehow pops up as part of a far larger story later on.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:01 AM
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5. You may be right.
I wonder how many more informants are being prevented from leaving the country by having their passports confiscated by the FBI?
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:30 AM
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6. Wonder if the Bush Crime Family introduced cancer into his wife to make
him desperate and must become an informant?
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ilovenicepeople Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:58 AM
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8. I wonder if al-Queda was responsable for 911
Actually I don't believe it at all,I might be dumb but I'm not stupid!
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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 11:55 AM
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7. Later that day, another man jumped north fence of White House
People here are mentioning the word chaos.

If you click the picture link in the Yahoo story and click a few more times, they show pictures of the fence jumper, led away at gunpoint. The captions do not say to where.

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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 12:44 PM
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9. Led to Guantanamo
To be sexually abused by military sadists
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