US Frees Man Who Plotted to Kill Golda Meir
(IsraelNN.com) The United States has released from jail a Black September terrorist who placed bombs timed to explode with the arrival in New York of then-Prime Minister Golda Meir. The bombs failed to detonate. The terrorist, Khalid Al-Jawary was freed because authorities took into consideration time he had served before being convicted and because of "good behavior."
He will be deported, but it is not known yet to which country. His identity never was proven, and he held passports from Jordan, Iraq and France. Al-Jawary was part of the Black September gang that killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympics Games in Munich in 1972.
Iraq Directly Tied to 1973 New York City Terrorist Bomb Plot
By Sean Osborne, Associate Director
3 February 2009: The Palestinian terrorist above, Khalid Duhham AL-JAWARY, is currently in a federal detention center in Manhattan serving a 30-year sentence imposed by Judge Jack B Weinstein on April 16, 1993 for his direct role (fingerprints on one of the bombs) in a planned PLO/Black September multi-VBIED plot that would have killed hundreds of innocent people during a visit by Israeli PM Golda Meir in March 1973. Three powerful bombs were placed in cars. Two were positioned on Manhattan's 5th Avenue outside Israeli banks and the third at Kennedy International Airport's El Al cargo terminal. That vehicle had the parts for a forth bomb within it.
The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) currently plans to release this terrorist on February 19th "after completing only about half his term, including time served prior to his sentencing and credit for good behavior." He will then be handed over to U.S. Immigration authorities for deportation to who knows where. Details about Al-Jawary are found in this KDKA report filed 10 days ago. Initial links to Iraq are found in this report.
News of this terrorists impending release has caused nothing less than a firestorm which has apparently resulted in the declassification of a National Security Agency (NSA) intercept of an official diplomatic communication sent from the Iraqi mission in New York City to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. The NSA interception of this kind of transmission most likely was accomplished via the highly-classified eavesdropping capabilities of its National Diplomatic Communications (NDC) program. Here is proof of direct Iraqi government involvement in a terrorist action on American soil with the PLO/Black September terrorist group used as the proxy agency. In other words, this was an act of war. An act which was likely the first of several Iraqi acts of war on American soil.
An article by Maggie Haberman in todays edition of the New York Post provides the first glimpse of this new revelation. Quoting Haberman's article, "the National Security Agency intercepted a message about where they had been placed. The encrypted message was sent possibly from Iraq's New York mission to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry in Baghdad, said Jim Welsh, a NSA analyst. Then the message was relayed to the Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters, Welsh said."
Iraq in 1973 was ruled by the Ba'athist party under the leadership of Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr. Al-Bakr had come to power via a coup d'etat in 1968. The infamous Saddam Hussein was Al-Bakr's right-hand man in that coup and was subsequently given the position of Deputy Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council. As the head of the Iraqi security apparatus it is inconceivable that Saddam Hussein did not have explicit foreknowledge of this planned terrorist attack. On July 16, 1979 Saddam Hussein forced Al-Bakr to resign and became Iraq's dictator six days later.
Convicted terrorist Khalid Duhham al-Jawary should never be released from the U.S. federal prison system, and hopefully he will reach the age of 76-years old while a resident within it.
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