Sunday, January 25, 2009


Released Guantanamo Bay terror detainee Said Ali al-Shihri re-emergence as an al-Qaida commander in Yemen, highlights the difficulty President Obama faces in his efforts to close the detention facility and decide the fates of U.S. captives.

A U.S. counterterror official confirmed Friday that Said Ali al-Shihri, who was jailed at Guantanamo for six years after his capture in Pakistan, has resurfaced as a leader of a Yemeni branch of al-Qaida.

"By Allah, imprisonment only increased our persistence in our principles for which we went out, did jihad for, and were imprisoned for," al-Shihri said in a video posted on a militant-leaning Web site Friday.

It was the second time this week a reference to al-Shihri has shown up on the Web site. He was mentioned in an online magazine on Jan. 19 with a reference to his prisoner number at Guantanamo, 372

Last year the USA released Said Ali al-Shihri, who was jailed at Guantanamo for six years after his capture in Pakistan. According to the USA, al-Shihri allegedly traveled to Afghanistan two weeks after 9/11 to provide money to fighters there also, as an alleged travel coordinator for al-Qaida, he was also accused of meeting extremists in Mashad, Iran, and briefing them on how to enter Afghanistan.

What's al-Shihri's story? He said he traveled to Iran to buy carpets for his store in Riyadh and denied any links to terrorism. Just your average, ordinary moderate Muslim. So the US government, pressured by left wing fanatics and bleeding heart liberals relased him.

What's he doing now?
Did he return to his carpet business and his family in Saudia Arabia? Actually, no, al-Shihri is now the top deputy in "al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula" YEMEN TERRORIST BRANCH.

An innocent Muslim carpet salesman from Saudi Arabia who had no worldly ambitions other than to sell a few Persian rugs and after six years we trained him enough for him to rise to the top of the terror ranks in less than a year (suckers).

Now the cynic among us will probably want to think that perhaps the US was correct all along that he was a terrorist, but that would not be the Liberal idiot way of thinking.

Leftists will point to al-Shihri as an example of how we radicalize moderate Muslims into being terrorists. But if that is true that average moderate Muslims can so easily be converted to raving homicidal maniacs then we truly should fear having any Muslims at all in this country.

Either Gitmo has a valid reason for existing and we should leave it alone or we should be deporting all Muslims from America. Anyone who thinks shutting down Guantanamo is a good idea has probably been sold a bill of goods, probably by a carpet salesman.

FOOTNOTE; CHECK OUT THOSE APPS FOR CARPET SALESMEN REAL CLOSE ....Another Muslim carpet salesman is Amro Badr Abou el-Maati (or Amer el-Maati) is a Canadian citizen who the United States has alleged is a member of Al-Qaeda who attended flight school and discussed hijacking a Canadian plane to fly into American buildings. He is the subject of a $5 million bounty on his head by American authorities. el-Maati had worked as a carpet salesman after the Mujahideen had denied him a pension due to his 1992 brain injury following a car accident which prevented him from participating in long treks.

Bill Warner
private investigator
WBI Inc Private Detective Agency
Sarasota Fl