Friday, April 16, 2010
The Egyptian Saif al-Adl is believed to have been behind the creation of al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan, the bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, and the attack on the US navy ship USS Cole. His release “could double or even treble the number of terrorist attacks” says reliable sources.
In spite of reporting that little is know about terrorist network’s third man, not even his real name or date of birth its easy to reconstruct an extensive, but bloody curriculum vitae. The jihad commander, who has eight aliases, was born in around 1960, became radicalised in the 1980s while being promoted to commander in the Egyptian army. He was arrested in 1987 for setting up the terrorist cell behind the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. He became an explosives expert and is a member of al-Qaeda’s highest organisation its military committee.
The reason for his release is revenge on the United States. Apparently Tehran has been threatening for years to let the ‘jihad jackal’ loose, even though it has always refused to confirm or deny his house arrest. The United States has offered five million dollars for the golden tip leading to his arrest.
And today the press officer of the Iran embassy in Turkey wrote a letter in a Turkish daily about Iran's 'peaceful' ambitions...