May 5, 2005

POETIC JUSTICE:

Burqa trap set for terror suspect (BBC, 5/05/05)

Pakistani agents wearing burqas seized al-Qaeda suspect Abu Faraj al-Libbi by ambushing his motorbike in a rural town, police told the BBC.

The man alleged to be a top al-Qaeda organiser was riding pillion and managed to run into a house where agents flushed him out with tear gas.

He has been held at an undisclosed location since his capture at Mardan, 60km (37 miles) from Peshawar.

Pakistani officials have ruled out his immediate extradition to the US.

They said he would not be handed over before being exhaustively questioned by local authorities.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 5, 2005 3:27 PM
Comments

"exhaustively."

heh.

Posted by: John Resnick at May 5, 2005 3:35 PM

Oh, how right you are JR. And it doesn't involve "the comfy chair" either.

Posted by: Luciferous at May 5, 2005 4:31 PM

No comfy chair? How about the "cruel shoes"?

Posted by: Pat H at May 5, 2005 4:40 PM

Getting closer. I'm thinking more along the lines of a thickly accented dentist who keeps asking "Is it safe?"

Posted by: Luciferous at May 5, 2005 4:55 PM

this weasel will be on the general's compost heap in short order; you don't strike at a tyrant and miss. one can only wonder at the myriad ways the pak's have for extracting information.

Posted by: cjm at May 5, 2005 5:13 PM

No panties on his head, please.

Posted by: erp at May 5, 2005 5:55 PM
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