Thursday, May 31, 2007

al-Qaida escapee blasts Saudis

From Associated Press

An al-Qaida militant who escaped from a U.S. prison in Afghanistan turned up in an online video posted Wednesday, assailing the Saudi royal family for its alliance with the United States. The 45-minute video of Abu Yahia al-Libi, who broke out of the Bagram Air Base prison north of Kabul in 2005, was monitored by the IntelCenter, a U.S. government contractor that watches for al-Qaida messaging. According to its transcript, al-Libi's diatribe accuses Saudi royals of seeking the White House's "praise" and "gratitude"

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