WASHINGTON (AP) – Nabil al-Marabh was No. 27 on the FBI’s list of terror suspects after Sept. 11. He trained in Afghanistan’s militant camps, sent money to a roommate convicted in a foiled plot to bomb a hotel and boasted to an informant about plans to blow up a fuel truck inside a New York tunnel, FBI documents allege. The Bush administration set him free – to Syria – even though prosecutors had sought to bring criminal cases against him and judges openly expressed concerns about possible terrorist ties.
Al-Marabh served an eight-month jail sentence and was sent in January to his native Syria, which is regarded by the United States as a sponsor of terrorism.
You have to wonder what is behind this.