The perpetrator of a pre-9/11 jihad attack is charged. “Alleged USS Cole Mastermind Charged: Pentagon Says Guantanamo Detainee Met With Bin Laden, Purchased Boat and Explosives,” by Luis Martinez and Theresa Cook for ABC News, June 30 (thanks to JMB):
The Pentagon has charged a Guantanamo Bay detainee with planning and participating in the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole.
The Pentagon has charged Saudi ‘Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri with planning the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in the Port of Aden, Yemen. Al-Nashiri is in custody at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
The U.S. military claims that Saudi ‘Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri masterminded the plot in which two men appearing to be civilians piloted their small boat toward the Cole in the Port of Aden, Yemen, and detonated explosives hidden inside the vessel.
The attack killed 17 sailors, wounded another 47 and left a 40-foot hole in the side of the ship.
The charges say al-Nashiri met with Osama bin Laden to reorganize and plot the Cole attack after a similar plot against the USS the Sullivans failed in January 2000….