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6 Legs Buffalo Price 15 Thousand Only
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Runaway buffalo shot dead after injuring six in China
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The Buffalo Finally Gave In After Six Hours Fight - Lion vs Buffalo
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Six Female Lions Killing A Buffalo In The Serengeti (not for sensitive viewers) [HD]
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Former Buffalo FBI chief says Nagi was a "wannabe"
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Bob Marley - Buffalo soldier
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Published: 2017/11/01
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Published: 2007/11/19
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Published: 2017/11/21
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Buffalo, NY shown in red. Lackawanna is a small city, adjacent to Buffalo to the south. On the west are Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Niagara River, and the Province of Ontario, Canada.

The Buffalo Six (known primarily as Lackawanna Six, but also the Lackawanna Cell, or Buffalo Cell) is a group of six Yemeni-American friends who were convicted of providing material support to Al-Qaeda in December 2003, based on their having attended an Al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan together in the Spring of 2001.[1]

 

Friends from childhood in Yemen, all six are naturalized American citizens.[2]

Background[edit]

The six men traveled from the United States to Afghanistan in spring 2001, before the September 11 attacks, while the country was still ruled by the Taliban. Its leaders were giving sanctuary to Osama bin Laden, the Saudi Arabian Muslim who used it as a base for Al Qaeda terrorist training.[1]

In June 2001, an anonymous two-page handwritten letter was received from an individual ostensibly living in Lackawanna who knew the immigrant Yemeni population intimately. It warned, "I am very concern. I am an Arab-American... and I cannot give you my name because I fear for my life. Two terrorist [sic] came to Lackawanna... for recruiting the Yemenite youth... the terrorist group... left to Afghanistan to meet... bin Laden and stay in his camp for training", and gave the names of twelve local youths.[2]

The group visited what later became known in the American media as the "al-Farooq terrorist training camp."[3] That year, they returned to the United States.

In the late summer of 2002, one of the members, Mukhtar al-Bakri, sent an e-mail message in which he described his upcoming wedding in Yemen, and another in which he mentioned a "big meal" after the wedding, which is traditional in Islam. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who were monitoring him, sounded the alarm and al-Bakri was arrested by Bahraini police on the date of his wedding in September 2002. They found him in his hotel room with his new wife, where he was taken into custody by a Special Security Force Command tactical team.[2][4]

The other five were arrested in Lackawanna, New York, a suburb of Buffalo, New York in September 2002. On September 14, 2002, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) held a press conference in Buffalo to announce the arrests of five of the local Al Qaeda suspects. The FBI Special Agent in charge of the investigation, Peter Ahearn (At the time head of the FBI's Buffalo Field Office), stated that there was no specific event triggering the arrests, which followed four to eight months of investigations.[3] Later, FBI counterterrorism chief Dale Watson told The New York Times that the bureau acted as "we are probably 99 percent sure that we can make sure these guys don't do something – if they are planning to do something." Watson paraphrased the President's response as that "under the rules that we were playing under at the time, that's not acceptable. So a conscious decision was made, 'Let's get 'em out of here'."[4]

Associates[edit]

Jaber A. Elbaneh, a close associate of the Lackawanna Six, never returned to the U.S. after his trip to Afghanistan. In September 2003, the FBI announced a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest. He escaped from a Yemeni prison, one of 23 people, 12 of them Al-Qaeda members, who escaped on February 3, 2006.[5] A few day later he was added to the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list.[5] On May 20, 2007, Elbaneh turned himself in to Yemen authorities on the condition that his prison sentence would not be extended.

Ahmed Hijazi (terrorist) aka Jalal aka Kamal Derwish may have been the ringleader/recruiter of the Lackawanna Six,[6] and was sought after because investigators believed he could clarify the severity of the threat posed by them.[4] Although not born in the U.S., he held U.S. citizenship. He was killed by a CIA Predator drone in Yemen on 3 November 2002. The Hellfire targeted killing also killed five others in the same car - including a senior al Qaeda leader, Abu Ali al-Harithi who is suspected of being involved in the planning of the October 2000 attack on the destroyer USS Cole.[7]

Trials[edit]

An anonymous voice message was being sent to households across Lackawanna, ostensibly from "BioFend", noting that "we believe that the goal of this terrorist cell was to detonate briefcase-sized dirty bombs right here in Western New York". When then-Governor Eliot Spitzer had the company dissolved, it was still unclear whether the recordings were meant to lay the groundwork for a financial scam, or were an attempt to "taint the jury pool" by spreading untrue rumors suggesting there had been a violent plan in the works.[2]

Though all six initially entered pleas of "not guilty", they all eventually pleaded guilty to "providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization." One of their defense lawyers suggested that they had been intimidated by threats of being declared enemy combatants. None of the six had been accused of planning or engaging in terrorist acts.[8]

Yahya Goba and Mukhtar al-Bakri received 10-year prison sentences. Yaseinn Taher and Shafal Mosed received 8-year prison sentences. Sahim Alwan received a 9.5-year sentence. Faysal Galab received a 7-year sentence. All sentences were for single counts of "providing support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization". In discussing the plea bargain agreements, US prosecutors commented the defendants had cooperated with federal terrorism investigators, providing detailed information on Al-Qaeda membership, training, and methods.[citation needed]

Guantanamo testimony[edit]

Three members of the Buffalo Six testified at Ali Hamza Al-Bahlul's Guantanamo military commission that they were shown this al-Qaeda produced video of the USS Cole bombing.

In late October 2008, three of the six men testified at the Guantanamo military commission's review of Ali Hamza al Bahlul actions.[9][10] Yassein Taher, Sahim Alwan and a third member of the group (not identified to the press) testified they had been shown a two-hour jihadist video that celebrated the attack on the USS Cole during the period when they were in al Qaeda guest houses and when they attended the al Farouq training camp.

Al Bahlul was charged with producing the jihadist video for recruiting members to Al-Qaeda. The Buffalo men testified that they were terrified and appalled by the video. According to the journalist Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald, Taher and Alwan expected their testimony would be rewarded by their being placed in the witness protection program. The third man, whose name was withheld from the press, was already in the protection program.

Proposed capture by United States Army troops[edit]

In July 2009, the media reported that local officials had suggested that federal troops be used to capture the suspects, rather than sending in 130 federal and local members of the Western New York Joint Terrorism Task Force.[11][12] At the time, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld believed that the men should be declared enemy combatants and tried by a military tribunal. President Bush rejected this proposal, and the arrests proceeded without incident; they were tried in criminal court.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mukhtar Al Bakri Sentenced for Providing Material" (PDF). US Department of Justice. 3 December 2003. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Temple-Raston, Dina. The Jihad Next Door: The Lackawanna Six and Rough Justice in the Age of Terror, 2007
  3. ^ a b "coldtype.net" (PDF). Is the Buffalo, NY terrorist cell for real? (pdf), December 14, 2003. Retrieved May 29, 2006. 
  4. ^ a b c Suskind, R. The One Percent Doctrine'
  5. ^ a b "FBI.gov". FBI national Press Release, RECENT ESCAPEES FROM YEMEN PRISON ADDED TO MOST WANTED TERRORISTS AND SEEKING INFORMATION – WAR ON TERRORISM LISTS, February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on May 24, 2006. Retrieved May 29, 2006. 
  6. ^ "U.S. confirms death of man linked to alleged Buffalo terror cell". CNN. November 12, 2002. Archived from the original on February 5, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ Pincus, Walter (November 6, 2002). "US missiles kill al Qaeda suspects". Washington Post. The Age. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ Cole, David. "As Sentencing in the Lackawanna 6 Case Begins, A U.S. Court Rejects Law That Criminalizes Unknowingly Supporting a Terrorist Organization". Democracy Now. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Carol Rosenberg (October 30, 2008). "Ex-U.S. jihadists testify at Guantánamo terror trial". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on October 31, 2008. Retrieved October 30, 2008. 
  10. ^ Dan Herbeck (October 25, 2008). "Two linked locally to al-Qaida will testify: Gitmo case involves ex-bin Laden aide". Buffalo News. Archived from the original on October 28, 2008. Retrieved November 6, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b Michel, Lou (July 26, 2009). "Lackawanna officials say troops in city was bad idea". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on July 29, 2009. Retrieved July 27, 2009. 
  12. ^ James Bovard (July 29, 2009). "Martial Law and the War on Terrorism". Media with Conscience. Archived from the original on July 29, 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2009. 

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