Sunday, December 23, 2007

Brother-In-Law of Hijacker Held

What the troofers never seem to grasp is that the 9/11 hijackers were real people, with real ties to others. Even Kevin Barrett could investigate this stuff properly if he put his mind to it. In this case it was announced recently that the brother-in-law of a 9/11 hijacker is now being charge at Guantanamo, for his own terrorist plots.

From 2001 through 2002, authorities believe al Darbi moved money from al Qaeda into banks to finance a plot to attack the vessel, the statement said.

Al Darbi allegedly prepared for an al Qaeda attack by traveling to several countries to buy a GPS device, a boat and other equipment in late 2000 or early 2002, the office said.

He registered the boat as the "al Rahal" under his own name under the Sao Tome flag, and bought a second boat to teach Yemenis how to swim and how to operate it, authorities said.

In the spring of 2002, al Darbi left the United Arab Emirates on the boat headed for Yemen, but diverted to Somalia because of concerns with his passport -- discussing those plans by satellite phone, the office said.

Al Darbi is the brother-in-law of Khalid al-Mihdhar, a hijacker aboard American Airlines Flight 77 on September 11, 2001, the military said.