Monday, May 2, 2011

Wikileaks tells of NY travel agent who sought to ship jihad nukes in containers


CLASSIFIED assessments of Guantanamo Bay War on Terror prisoners to Wikileaks include a Pakistani-national Saifullah Paracha, who worked as a New York City travel agent, report his detailed knowledge of the export/import business to smuggle radioactive and nuclear weapons in shipping containers of clothing.

The 63-year-old has been held at the Guantanamo Bay prison following his arrest in 2003 in Thailand when his son Uzair, now serving a 30-year sentence for terrorism-related charges, provided information of his links with al Qaeda since the 9/11 terror attacks on the US.

Paracha allegedly used his international shipping expertise to provide a small group headed by 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed with information regarding port security. He noted his concern to the group trying to smuggle plastic explosives through US ports' security saying it "would make it difficult to smuggle radioactive materials into the country".

The dossier also provided details on Paracha's link to money laundering and al Qaeda video production, though the American Civil Liberties Union says the information is unreliable, according to the New York Times.

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