February 07, 2008

Classified military documents from Iraq ended up in Arabic translator's apartment in Brooklyn

Via JihadWatch:

No worries. "This is not a terrorism case. This could happen to any immigrant."

Of course. Any immigrant could inadvertently get a job handling classified military documents, and mistakenly take some home with him, and -- who knows? -- perhaps without intending to let a few drop into the sight of Iraqi jihadists. But keep your shirt on! This could happen to anyone! "Mystery Deepens Over WMD Documents," by Joseph Goldstein for the New York Sun:

How the classified military documents from Iraq, which named the coordinates of where the Army suspected weapons of mass destruction to be hidden, ended up in an Arabic translator's apartment on Hoyt Street in Brooklyn, is clear.

Not likely to be known anytime soon is what, if anything, the army contractor did with the documents.

The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, which is prosecuting the case, appears to have little direct evidence that Noureddine Malki passed information on to the insurgency, either during his time in Iraq in 2003 and 2004, or upon his return to America in 2005. But it has raised the possibility that he may have done so. The government has said Malki regularly called phone numbers connected to insurgents and took bribes of at least $11,500 from Sunni tribal leaders.
But don't worry, readers, it's the weally scary Iswael lobby that you should be afwaid of.