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allemand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-05 02:53 PM
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AQaeda member: Investigators asked me to give fake testimony against Syria
Edited on Sat Nov-12-05 02:54 PM by allemand
This is a translation from Al-Hayat:

Syrian Al Qaeda member Detained at Turkey: Foreign investigators asked me to render fake testimony against Syria in favor of Mehlis

Syrian Louai AL-Saqa, convicted of belonging to "Al-Qaeda" and currently imprisoned in Istanbul, has accused foreign sides of compelling him to present a fake testimony to the international investigator in the assassination of the late president Rafik Hariri.

In a written message he sent to "Al-Hayat" through his Turkish lawyer Othman Karahan, Al-Saqa said that some foreign investigators, spoke with him in English, who interrogated him three weeks ago, have offered him a bid to escape him plus US 10 million Dollars in order to say that one of Syrian officials asked him to recruit a suicide bomber from Iraq to assassinate Rafik Al-Hariri and to claim responsibility later on during his existence in Iraq. (sic)

Al-Saqa added that when he refused the offer, one of the investigators made a phone call in which he said that the operation did not score success and demanded that Mehlis should temporarily drop the name of the official out of the report.

More:
http://www.champress.net/english/index.php?page=show_det&id=1065

Of course, as an al-Qaeda member he doesn't have much credibility. And the idea that the investigators made a phone call to Mehlis while al-Saqa/Sakra was still around seems a bit odd.

However, there were similar reports about Mohammad Zuheir al-Saddiq on whose testimony Mehlis relied for his report. His brother told German magazine Der Spiegel that al-Saddiq had received a large sum of money from an unknown third party.

But this is only the beginning. According to a German TV report, German police accuses the German intelligence agency (BND) of helping al-Sakra to escape from surveillance in Germany in 2001 because he was a Syrian double agent who had infiltrated the al-Qaeda network of al-Zarqawi in Iraq.
(report, in German: )
Panorama: BKA-Bericht belastet BND Geheimdienst soll Al-Kaida-Terroristen zur Flucht verholfen haben Sendung: Donnerstag, 27. Oktober, 21.45 Uhr, Das Erste
http://www.presseportal.de/story.htx?nr=742037&ressort=5

It is well known that Mehlis is working very closely with the BND.

Luia al-Sakra was detained by Turkish police in August 2005 and soon confessed that he was planning an attack on Israeli cruise ships.

Al-Qaeda suspect planned to attack cruise ships
http://newsfromrussia.com/world/2005/08/11/61200.html

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-05 03:13 PM
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1. condemning syria is a done deal.
no matter how shady the characters are that the u.s. and the u.n. use to fry syria with -- the not so ''mainstream media'' will never carry this info.

with condilieza in charge of this -- you cannot expect honesty.

the best the left can do is try to debunk the whole history of condilieza.
she has to be discredited as a presidential advisor and a secratary of state.

easy enough to do since she -- along with the rest of bushco -- have built an admin on fantasy.
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allemand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 09:12 AM
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2. Al-Sakra "one of the five most senior members of al-Qaeda"
This is getting better and better.

According to Turkish intelligence, his real name is Luayibi Mohammed Hac Bakr al-Saka, born in Syria to an upper-class family in 1973. Suffers from manic-depression and panic attacks. Based in Europe, he is a senior al-Qaeda financier who operates under the aliases Lian bin Mohammed Saka, Abu Mohammed al-Suri, Abu Haya al-Suri, and Ala al-Din. (...)

Received personal approval from Osama bin Laden to carry out the Antalya attacks and last met with the al-Qaeda leader 3 months ago. Sakra is one of the few people within al-Qaeda who is still allowed to meet with bin Laden face-to-face for security reasons and as such is considered by Turkish intelligence to be one of the five most senior members of al-Qaeda.

More:
http://www.windsofchange.net/archives/007354.php

So the German intelligence agency BND helped al-Qaeda's No. 5 to escape from Germany and he later went on to organize an attack on Israeli ships...?!

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 09:35 AM
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3. 3 months ago from when meeting with osama?
his credentials seem hyped when a manic/depressive with some pretty obvious problems can find and meet with a guy the cia, mossad, the saudi's{as if they want to}, france, england, and who knows who else can't find him.
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