By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press Writer [ED- Sounds like an AP al Qaeda stringer, doesn't he?]
SAN'A, Yemen Oct 25, 2007
Yemen has set free one of the al-Qaida masterminds of the USS Cole bombing in 2000 that killed 17 American sailors, a senior security official said Thursday.
Jamal al-Badawi (see photo), who is wanted by the FBI, was convicted in 2004 of plotting, preparing and helping carry out the USS Cole bombing and received a death sentence that was commuted to 15 years in prison.
He and 22 others, mostly al-Qaida fighters, escaped from prison in 2004. But al-Badawi was granted his freedom after turning himself in 15 days ago and pledging loyalty to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, said the official...
Even Badawi's supposed 'oath' is a sham. He can go right back to killing Americans even if he keeps that ridiculous and worthless 'oath' of his. Why a government supposedly allied with the US would trust the word of a terrorist, convicted murderer, and fugitive from justice is not explained.
Here's my take. Yemen's 'alliance' with the US is as genuine as Yemen's bogus brand of justice, or that terrorist's promise, or a $3 dollar bill for that matter. Yemen, like all the rest of the Arab/Muslim kleptocracies, is an enemy state and should be treated accordingly.