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Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Enemy Within: Terrorists Around the Corner

Forget the ones our new President is going to cut loose from Gitmo - we've got another dirtbag to worry about. Check out who's gonna be footloose and fancy free real soon:

NEW YORK — In 1973, a young terrorist named Khalid Duhham Al-Jawary entered the United States and quickly began plotting an audacious attack in New York City.

He built three powerful bombs — bombs powerful enough to kill, maim and destroy — and put them in rental cars scattered around town, near Israeli targets.

The plot failed. The explosive devices did not detonate, and Al-Jawary fled the country, escaping prosecution for nearly two decades — until he was convicted of terrorism charges in Brooklyn and sentenced to 30 years in federal penitentiary.

But his time is up.

In less than a month, the 63-year-old Al-Jawary is expected to be released. He will likely be deported; where to is anybody's guess. The shadowy figure had so many aliases it's almost impossible to know which country is his true homeland.
Before we chucked Khalid into the pen, he was a busy boy. Among his hobbies:

- the Black September's letter-bombing campaign in the 1970s

- a botched terrorist attack in 1979

- very likely, the bombing of a TWA flight in 1974 (which killed 88 people)

But take heart - his lawyer says he was framed.

You can read more here.

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