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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:20 PM
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Al-Qaeda wanted to blow up your Sega, and more WikiLeaks shocks
Source: Raw Story
In the midst of the WikiLeaks' flooding news sites with the release of more than 700 documents relating to the heavy-handedness, confusion and lack of uniform guidelines at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, it's inevitable that some information is slipping through the cracks.

Here are five things you probably missed from Sunday night's massive WikiLeaks dump.

Al-Qaeda plotted to blow you up, using your Sega. Detainee Abu Faraj al-Libi's leaked records show that he was slotted to fill Khalid Shaikh Mohammed's leadership role after alleged 9/11 mastermind Mohammed was imprisoned, Wired reports. "Detainee headed an operation to build remote detonators and conceal them in children's video game cartridges," his file reads, and more than 20 'radio-type detonating devices," designed to be triggered with cell phones, were found in a raid of a safe-house al-Libi ran, the detonators built into the back of Sega Genesis game cartridges.

U.S. officials know where al-Qaeda leaders were on 9/11. Al-Qaeda's inner circle of leadership was gathered in and around Karachi, Pakistan on September 11, 2001, reports the Washington Post, and within a day, they headed back to Afghanistan to plan for the long conflict ahead. Documents show that on September 15, 2001, Osama bin Laden visited a safehouse in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan and told fighters to defend Afghanistan against the infidel invaders and to fight in the name of Allah. Bin Laden traveled for months around the region, delegating responsibilities and planning new attacks in case he was captured or killed, and giving pep talks to fighters, according to information gleaned from detainees.

More at: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/25/al-qaeda-wanted-t... /
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:22 PM
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1. Did he also want to blow-up or Handsprings and BetaMaxes? n/t
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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:24 PM
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2. He was going to blow up my Mr. Coffee
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:38 PM
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3. Does this mean that HLS will protect my PS3 now?
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:40 PM
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4. Sega? Make sure you keep your filthy terrorist hands out of my Commodore 64. nt
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:40 PM
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5. As long as they left the Wii alone
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