It’s no secret that the New York Times loves terrorists. It’s also no secret that they eagerly tell every possible lie to whitewash those terrorists.
This time around the Old Grey Nag chose to run a whiny op-ed from Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel, a Yemeni Al Qaeda terrorist who was believed to have served as one of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards.
The op-ed makes a great deal out of Moqbel’s voluntary hunger strike as he whines about how much weight he lost and how painful it is to be force fed. (Pick one or the other, but you can’t complain about both.) No one at the Times has any idea if Moqbel’s whiny antics are even true because they haven’t seen him. The op-ed was dictated to a sympathetic NGO over the phone.
But when the left and the Paultards through demonizing America and declaring that we’re just as bad as Nazi Germany, here is the real information about Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel straight from the Times’ own site.
Detainee is a member of al-Qaida who served on Usama Bin Laden’s (UBL) security detail. Detainee admitted fighting on the front lines, is assessed to be a fighter in UBL’s 55th Arab Brigade and is assessed to have participated in hostilities
The 55th Arab Brigade served as UBL’s primary battle formation supporting Taliban objectives, with UBL participating closely in the command and control of the brigade.
Detainee was captured with a group referred to as the Dirty 30, which included UBL bodyguards and a 20th 11 September 2001 hijacker while, escaping hostilities during Operation Enduring Freedom. Detainee received basic and advanced militant training at the al-Qaida al-Faruq Training Camp, and was identified as an al-Qaida guesthouse staff member. Detainee’s name and aliases were found on al-Qaida affiliated documents and he acknowledged he was recruited by known al-Qaida member, Marwan Jawan, who also facilitated his travel to Afghanistan.
JTF-GTMO determined this detainee to be HIGH risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the US, its interests, and allies.
Detainee remains deceptive during interrogations. He admitted lying to his interrogators in previous sessions in which he originally claimed to have traveled to Afghanistan for humanitarian purposes, yet continues to provide vague details regarding his timeline in Afghanistan.
Reasons for Continued Detention: Detainee is a member of al-Qaida. Detainee served as a security guard for UBL and is listed on al-Qaida affiliated documents. Detainee is assessed to have participated in hostilities against US and Coalition forces in Tora Bora and was a fighter in UBL’s 55th Arab Brigade.
Senior al-Qaida facilitator Sharqawi Abdu Ali al-Hajj, aka (“Riyadh the Facilitator”), ISN PK9YM-001457DP (YM-1457), identified detainee as an individual who became a security guard for UBL in approximately August 2001. YM-1457 stated, “I know all of the security staff members because I assisted them.”
Detainee’s name and alias are included on lists of al-Qaida members and their trust accounts found during raids against al-Qaida associated safe houses in Pakistan. The documents identified the contents of detainee’s trust account as a Yemeni passport and ID card.
All that Moqbal has to say in response to this is, “Years ago the military said I was a “guard” for Osama bin Laden, but this was nonsense, like something out of the American movies I used to watch.”
Good enough for the New York Times.