Sunday, May 4, 2008

Yemen has "lost" all prisoners from USS Cole Incident in 2000


The attempts of the US to hold all those accountable for the attack on the USS Cole in October 2000 in Yemen came to an end, as all of the defendants held in Yemen have escaped or been freed. This was reported this morning by Craig Whitlock on the front page of the May 4 Washington Post, story “Probe of USS Cole Bombing Unravels; Plotters Freed in Yemen; U.S. Efforts Frustrated,” link here.
Two prisoners are held by the US at Guantanamo.

This report appeared on the same day that I watched the first of two discs from Betflix on PBS Netflix “Al Qaeda Files” which gave quite a bit of details about the USS Cole attack in the closing days of the Clinton administration, about one year before the 9/11 attacks.

On the same day, Michael Moore offered the speculation on Larry King Live that Osama bin Laden may not be holed up in a cave in the tribal areas near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, shortly after Morgan Sprulock’s film on the hunt for bin Laden came out. Moore believes that bin Laden can pay to take care of himself in almost any country in the world.

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