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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Will the war on terror ever end?
« on: May 31, 2005, 11:02:18 AM »
Some wars are not winnable, but they are still wars.

it is all sensationalism,  there will always be terrorists.  It just sounds good that we're 'figting a war' against them.  Makes politicians look real good.

Doctor, Martial Arts Expert Charged With Aiding al-Qaida

NEW YORK (May 30) - Two American citizens facing a terrorism charge - one a doctor and the other a self-described martial arts expert - became enthusiastic followers of al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden before their arrests, according to court papers released Monday.

Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 50, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Tarik Shah, 42, of New York, who also claimed to be a jazz musician, were arrested Friday on a charge they conspired to provide material support to al-Qaida, an FBI agent said.

If convicted, each could face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Sabir and Shah were to make their first appearances Tuesday in federal courthouses in Fort Pierce, Fla., and Manhattan. The names of their lawyers were not available Monday.

Shah's mother, Marlene Jenkins of Albany, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel the charge against her son is ridiculous and insisted he's not a terrorist. Sabir's former wife, Ingrid Doyle of New York, told the newspaper he was a good father and husband, and a hardworking man.

An 18-page complaint unsealed Monday repeatedly described Shah's zest to train "brothers" for urban warfare. It alleged both men pledged their allegiance to al-Qaida during a May 20 meeting in the Bronx.

Shah went with an informant to a windowless Long Island warehouse to see if the location would be adequate as a training site, unaware FBI agents were secretly videotaping the visit, the papers said.

He discussed a desire to open a machine shop to make weapons so fellow enthusiasts would not have to rely on anyone else to get guns, the complaint said.

"Shah indicated that his `greatest cover has been' his career as a `professional' jazz musician," wrote Brian Murphy, the FBI agent who prepared the complaint.

At one point, the informant told Shah he was going to take him to Plattsburgh, N.Y., to introduce him to an undercover FBI agent posing as a recruiter from the Middle East.

Murphy said Shah was eager to introduce Sabir to the recruiter, who was first mentioned in January 2004.

Shah also discussed a desire to start a martial arts school only for Muslims and said he hoped to be trained in chemicals, explosives, firearms, AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades, the complaint said. The defendant allegedly discussed martyrdom with the informant, saying he and Sabir had been persecuted for many years.

Both men were kicked out of a Bronx mosque where Sabir was an assistant imam after Sabir took Shah and another person to the mosque to teach urban warfare, the papers said.

On April 1, 2004, Shah was meeting with the informant when he exchanged smiles with a girl standing nearby, the complaint said. Shah allegedly turned to the informant and said: "I could be joking and smiling and then cutting their throats in the next second."

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Was the war in Iraq a war of choice?
« on: May 30, 2005, 09:47:13 PM »
We have to define necessary.
In my personal definition of necessary, I think this war was.

If a new sequel came out, I would go to see it. However, the current ending of Jedi is pretty good. Darth Vadar and the Emperor are destroyed. What else can possibly transpire?

On another note, regarding the unique characters, I forgot to mention the guy with
3 eyes in a triangular shape, in Clones. He was in the movie only briefly.

That is interesting...I would love to see real life especially.

How does Jabba the Hut move?

Is it safe to say that, for every single creature in any of the 6 movies, it has a first, last, and species name?

Wait..Yoda has one name...

Funny looking creature..thanks for posting that

Is Greedo and Chewbacca the same character?

Greedo carried on a whole conversation in his native tongue, complete with subtitles. The fascinating thing was that Solo understood him...




Is Greedo and Chewbacca the same character?

Greedo carried on a whole conversation in his native tongue, complete with subtitles. The fascinating thing was that Solo understood him...

Jar Jar was definitely annoying....but it was slightly humorous that they gave him a Caribbean accent, just because it was so obvious

In the first episode Phantom Menace, I enjoyed how they gave each character a distinct way of talking that resembling real human differences. One had a Jewish accent, another had an Asian accent, another a Caribbean accent, etc...

The kid and Jar Jar ruined it for me. The kid's acting was so poor, and Jar Jar was just stupid.

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