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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More Omar Kadhr pictures and the man he killed

Never forget that Omar Khadr has plead guilty to his crimes in the war in Afghanistan he may have not got a fair shake by being sent to Gitmo... but his sentence was a gift.
Omar Khadr in a video feed reciting jihadist texts AK47 along the wall

"Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to charges against him Monday, the Pentagon said, in the first military commission trial there since Barack Obama became president.   Khadr, 24, was accused of throwing a grenade during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer, a Special Forces medic.  He also admitted that he "converted landmines to Improvised Explosive Devices and assisted in the planting of 10 IEDs with the intent of killing American forces" in the months before killing Speer, the Pentagon said."

Ahmed Khadr (Omars father) and fundraiser for al Qeada killed in a raid by Pakistani Forces 2 Oct 2003

"A biography of the patriarch of the Khadr family posted on an al-Qaeda website praises him as a fighter for the poor who disliked living among the luxuries of Canada.
Ahmed Said Khadr is one of dozens of people profiled in the "Book of 120 Martyrs in Afghanistan." It is posted online at the Al-Fajr media centre, al-Qaeda's online news service.
The biographer says Egyptian-born Ahmed Said Khadr reluctantly came to Canada after breezing through a Cairo university and emerging with a computer engineering degree.
After living unhappily in Canada — which the writer calls "a dirty swamp" — for 10 years, Khadr returned to Pakistan during the mid-1980s. While there, he worked for a Canadian government-backed charity called Human Concern International, says the account.
Khadr later formed his own charity, returning to Canada from time to time to collect money for the Afghan jihad against the Soviets.
In 1992 he stepped on a landmine, paralyzing a hand and a foot, and returned to Canada for one year for medical care and to recuperate.
His biographer says he found the luxury of Canada not to his liking. He returned to Pakistan, becoming an al-Qaeda commander in Logar province when U.S.-led coalition forces invaded Afghanistan following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, says the biography.
Khadr was shot and killed by Pakistani troops in 2003 during a firefight in the mountains of Pakistan. His biographer says he refused to surrender, choosing death and immediate entry into paradise instead.
Khadr's son, Omar Khadr, is also praised in the biography. Omar Khadr is currently on trial at a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for allegedly killing an American soldier with a grenade in 2002.
Omar Khadr making IED components
The biography praises Ahmed Said Khadr for "tossing his little child in the furnace of the battle." Omar, says the biography, is an injured lion cub who hasn't let despair overwhelm him despite being arrested and imprisoned."

Omar Khadr carrying amputated hands in Afghanistan (some have said this isn't him)
Omar Khadr carrying amputated hands and feet in Afghanistan (some have said this isn't him)

Omar Khdar is the body laying inside the destroyed structure immediately after the 4 hour battle in  Ayub Kheyl, Afghanistan.
You can see two small bullet holes in his back and then the exit wounds on the front are below.

Omar Khadr wounded on the battlefield being treated by the same Special Forces group that he was fighting moments earlier.
American Special Forces soldiers working on Omar on the battlefield moments after throwing the grenade that will eventually kill Sergeant Christopher Speer and wounding another soldier.

Romeo in the courtroom at Gitmo
OTTAWA -- O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Turns out, he's in Gitmo serving time as a war criminal.
Canada's Omar Khadr, who last fall pleaded guilty to war crimes, is being schooled at the military prison on the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to prepare for his eventual release, according to the Miami Herald.
The Miami Herald is reporting part of his schooling had the 24-year-old read the part of Romeo, while his towering 6-6 military lawyer read the part of Juliet.
(Among the quotable from the classic Shakespeare play: "Deny thy father and refuse thy name," "These violent delights have violent ends," "A plague o' both your houses," "Tempt not a desperate man" and "A greater power than we can contradict, hath thwarted our intents.")
Khadr's curriculum -- designed by Edmonton's Arlette Zinck, a professor at King's University College -- reportedly includes history, math, astronomy, grammar and elocution.
English is reportedly the emphasis for Khadr, 24, to help him qualify as a mature student and be accepted into college if and when he returns to Canada, which could happen as early as this fall.

Lt.-Col. Jon Jackson, Khadr's military lawyer (a.k.a. Juliet), told the Herald's Carol Rosenberg the education program is going well.
"He's very serious about his education," Jackson told the Herald. "His attitude is positive. There's been a real change in him now that he has the legal matters behind him."
In October, Khadr pleaded guilty to a series of war crimes, including killing a U.S. Special Forces solider with a grenade during a July 2002 firefight in Afghanistan when Khadr was 15 years old.
Omar as he was and as the man he is today
He was also part of an al-Qaida explosives cell that was making and planting roadside bombs targeting U.S. forces in Afghanistan during the same summer.
While the military jury in his war-crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay sentenced the Toronto-born Khadr to 40 years behind bars, a secret plea bargain capped his sentence to eight years.
The deal also allows Khadr to apply to return to Canada next fall with the support of the U.S. government, after serving one year of his sentence at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay."

The man he killed had a family........
This does not include all the other innocents he murdered with the help of his father and family....
He is sentenced to 40 years but his sentenced is capped at 8 years...

Sergeant Christopher Speer Special Forces  (18 Delta) Medic d. 6 Aug 2002
Sgt Speer is reported to have risked his life to save two Afghan children who were trapped in a minefield, on July 21, 2002.


  1. The second and third picture is not Omar Khadr! What do you want to achieve with spreading these lies? Who is doing wrong now?

    Have you considered that Omar Khadr will be able to make an enormous claim because of the damage to his reputation you're causing with this misrepresentation.

  2. I agree that Khadr should be kept locked up for his actions, and that he is not the innocent child that the Canadian media portrays, but posting pictures of someone else and claiming they are Khadr is a poor way of getting that point across. It damages the credability of the rest of your article. Stick to the facts, they speak for themselves!

  3. Thats awesome you think I'm worried about wrecking the reputation of a man who killed a fellow medic?


    So if the second and third picture is not Omar then who is it?
    If the second and third are not Omar then you have to admit the first one is... him making IED's...... (this is not shop class.... he is a killer)

  4. Hmm.. I actually have seen the second and third pictures before and believed it to be Omar as well...

    He seems to quite enjoy making his death traps, carrying severed limbs, etc... Good thing there are always Rick and buddling at the defense of a convicted murderer.

    I wonder, if in all their likely "years" of blogging, at the defense of Khadr, if they have written any condemnation on Khadr regarding the killing of the US soldier or the impact on this soldiers family?

    I give them the opportunity.

  5. Thank you Paul.
    Combat Medic Sgt 1st Class Chris Speer RIP
    His Widow Tabitha & kids Taryn and Tanner.
    We will never forget.