Monday, February 06, 2012

Syria Releases 7/7 London Terror Attack 'Mastermind' To Get Back At The West

This is how mature leaders act: they release jailed terrorists as a threat and retaliatory measure against their perceived enemies- in this case, the whole Western world.

The man accused of planning the London 7/7 bombings in 2005 has been freed from a Syrian jail by the embattled regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Abu Musab al-Suri had been held in Syria, his country of birth, for six years after being captured by the CIA under its controversial extraordinary rendition program, The Telegraph reported on Sunday.

But his release is now said to have come as a warning to Western allies, the United States and Britain, about the consequences of turning their backs on the Syrian regime.

{snip} (As though we would side with a regime that has killed over 6,000 people in a little less than a year.)

Suri’s release is thought to be part of a Syrian backlash on its new Western foes. The Syrian was also identified as an al-Qaeda operations chief in Europe, also going by the name of Mustafa Setmariam Nasar.

His release was revealed by Syrian opposition website last week, citing local sources.

A statement on the site read: “The timing of his release raises a lot of questions and observers believe the release may indicate the regime is stopping security co-operation with the Americans and thus releasing all those Washington considers a threat to its interests.”
Though not as deadly as the 9/11 attack,  7/7 claimed 52 dead and over 700 injured.  Suri was also said to be linked to the train bombings in Madrid in 2004 (191 dead), and the 1995 Paris metro attack. Apparently, Spain has its sights set on Suri, but capturing terrorists has never proved to be easy.

Too bad he wasn't sent off to Guantanamo to join his jihad brothers-in-arms. 

His release, no doubt, will be a boon to al Qaeda.

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