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Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi

Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi was a Libyan national captured in Afghanistan in November 2001 after the fall of the Taliban. The information he gave under torture to Egyptian authorities was cited by the George W. Bush Administration in the months preceding its 2003 invasion of Iraq as evidence of a connection between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda; that information was repeated by members of the Bush Administration, although reports from both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency questioned its credibility, suggesting that al-Libi was "intentionally misleading" interrogators. In 2006, the United States transferred al-Libi to Libya, he was reported to have tuberculosis. On May 19, 2009, the government reported that he had committed suicide in prison. Human Rights Watch, whose representatives had visited him, called for an investigation into the circumstances of his death. In Afghanistan, al-Libi led the Al Khaldan training camp, where Zacarias Moussaoui and Ahmed Ressam trained for attacks in the United States.

An associate of Abu Zubaydah, al-Libi had his assets frozen by the U. S. government following the September 11 attacks. S. government published a list of terrorists. The Uyghur Turkistan Islamic Party's "Islamic Turkistan" magazine in its 5th edition published an obituary of its member Turghun speaking of his time training at the Al Khaldan training camp and his meeting with Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi; the Uyghurs in Afghanistan fought against the American bombing and the Northern Alliance after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Ibn Umar died fighting against Americans at the Qalai Jangi prison riot. Al-Libi was captured by Pakistani officials in November 2001, as he attempted to flee Afghanistan following the collapse of the Taliban after the 2001 U. S. invasion of Afghanistan, was transferred to the US military in January 2002. Department of Defense spokesmen used to describe the Khaldan training camp as an al-Qaeda training camp, Al-Libi and Abu Zubaydah as senior members of al-Qaeda. But, during testimony at their Combatant Status Review Tribunals, several Guantanamo captives, including Zubaydah, described the Khaldan camp as having been run by a rival jihadist organization – one that did not support attacking civilians.

Al-Libi was held at Bagram Air Base. When talking to the FBI interrogators Russell Fincher and Marty Mahon, he seemed "genuinely friendly" and spoke chiefly in English, calling for a translator only when necessary, he seemed to bond with Fincher, a devout Christian, the two prayed together and discussed religion at length. Al-Libi told the interrogators details about Richard Reid, a British citizen who had joined al-Qaeda and trained to carry out a suicide bombing of an airliner, which he unsuccessfully attempted on December 22, 2001. Al-Libi agreed to continue cooperating if the United States would allow his wife and her family to emigrate, while he was prosecuted within the American legal system; the CIA asked President Bush for permission to take al-Libi into their own custody and rendition him to a foreign country for more "tough guy" questioning, were granted permission. They "simply came and took al-Libi away from the FBI." One CIA officer was heard telling their new prisoner. Before you get there, I am going to find your mother and fuck her".

In the second week of January 2002, al-Libi was flown to the USS Bataan in the northern Arabian Sea, a ship being used to hold eight other notable prisoners, including John Walker Lindh. He was subsequently transferred to Egyptian interrogators. According to The Washington Post, Under questioning, al-Libi provided the CIA with intelligence about an alleged plot to blow up the U. S. Embassy in Yemen with a truck bomb and pointed officials in the direction of Abu Zubaydah, a top al Qaeda leader known to have been involved in the Sept. 11 plot. On September 15, 2002, Time published an article that detailed the CIA interrogations of Omar al-Faruq, it said, On Sept. 9, according to a secret CIA summary of the interview, al-Faruq confessed that he was, in fact, al-Qaeda's senior representative in Southeast Asia. Came an more shocking confession: according to the CIA document, al-Faruq said two senior al-Qaeda officials, Abu Zubaydah and Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, had ordered him to'plan large-scale attacks against U.

S. interests in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Cambodia.' Al-Libi has been identified as a principal source of faulty prewar intelligence regarding chemical weapons training between Iraq and al-Qaeda, used by the Bush Administration to justify the invasion of Iraq. He told interrogators that Iraq provided training to al-Qaeda in the area of "chemical and biological weapons". In Cincinnati in October 2002, Bush informed the public: "Iraq has trained al Qaeda members in bomb making and poisons and gases."This claim was repeated several times in the run-up to the war, including in then-Secretary of State Colin Powell's speech to the U. N Security Council on February 5, 2003, which concluded with a long recitation of the information provided by al-Libi. Powell's speech was made less than a month after a then-classified CIA report concluded that the information provided by al-Libi was unreliable, about a year after a DIA report concluded the same thing. Al-Libi recanted

I Wrecked My House

I Wrecked My House is a Canadian home renovation reality series, which airs on HGTV. Hosted by Steve Patterson, the show visits homeowners with poor home renovation skills — people whose abilities are, according to the producers, more MacGyver or Red Green than Mike Holmes — who receive a professional home renovation from contractor Dave Rannala in collaboration with a local design company; the series premiered in April 2014 with a one-hour special which profiled five sets of homeowners, while the regular series launched in April 2015 with 14 half-hour episodes profiling a single home per episode. The show was co-written by Toronto-based producer, Derek Miller. Patterson garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Host in a Variety, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards. I Wrecked My House on IMDb

Vullierens

Vullierens is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the district of Morges. Vullierens is known for its castle, iris gardens and banqueting center "Portes des Iris". Vullierens has an area, as of 2009, of 6.8 square kilometers. Of this area, 5.77 km2 or 84.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.63 km2 or 9.2% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.44 km2 or 6.4% is settled and 0.01 km2 or 0.1% is unproductive land. Of the built up area and buildings made up 3.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 2.6%. Out of the forested land, 7.9% of the total land area is forested and 1.3% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 72.4% is used for growing crops and 6.9% is pastures, while 5.1% is used for orchards or vine crops. The municipality was part of the Morges District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, Vullierens became part of the new district of Morges; the blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules, in chief a Castle with three Towers Or, in base two Sea-daces addorsed Argent.

Vullierens has a population of 508. As of 2008, 11.5% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of -0.7%. It has changed at a rate of 2.1 % due to births and deaths. Most of the population speaks French, with English being second most German being third. Of the population in the municipality 129 or about 32.1% were born in Vullierens and lived there in 2000. There were 169 or 42.0% who were born in the same canton, while 44 or 10.9% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 43 or 10.7% were born outside of Switzerland. In 2008 there were 3 live births to Swiss citizens and were 2 deaths of Swiss citizens and 1 non-Swiss citizen death. Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens increased by 1 while the foreign population decreased by 1. At the same time, there were 3 non-Swiss men and 2 non-Swiss women who immigrated from another country to Switzerland; the total Swiss population change in 2008 was an increase of 4 and the non-Swiss population increased by 2 people.

This represents a population growth rate of 1.5%. The age distribution, as of 2009, in Vullierens is. Of the adult population, 45 people or 10.8 % of the population are between 29 years old. 44 people or 10.6% are between 30 and 39, 90 people or 21.6% are between 40 and 49, 58 people or 13.9% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 34 people or 8.2% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 37 people or 8.9% are between 70 and 79, there are 15 people or 3.6% who are between 80 and 89, there are 2 people or 0.5% who are 90 and older. As of 2000, there were 169 people who never married in the municipality. There were 19 individuals who are divorced; as of 2000, there were 163 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.4 persons per household. There were 47 households that consist of 12 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 167 households that answered this question, 28.1% were households made up of just one person and there were 2 adults who lived with their parents.

Of the rest of the households, there are 47 married couples without children, 56 married couples with children There were 9 single parents with a child or children. There were 2 households that were made up of unrelated people and 4 households that were made up of some sort of institution or another collective housing. In 2000 there were 61 single family homes out of a total of 121 inhabited buildings. There were 18 multi-family buildings, along with 33 multi-purpose buildings that were used for housing and 9 other use buildings that had some housing. Of the single family homes 24 were built before 1919, while 5 were built between 1990 and 2000; the most multi-family homes were built before 1919 and the next most were built between 1961 and 1970. There was 1 multi-family house built between 1996 and 2000. In 2000 there were 167 apartments in the municipality; the most common apartment size was 4 rooms of which there were 54. There were 64 apartments with five or more rooms. Of these apartments, a total of 158 apartments were permanently occupied, while 7 apartments were seasonally occupied and 2 apartments were empty.

As of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 0 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 1.11%. The historical population is given in the following chart: Vullierens Castle and the surrounding gardens and buildings are listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance; the entire village of Vullierens is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP; the next three most popular parties were the SP and the Green Party. In the federal election, a total of 155 votes were cast, the voter turnout was 55.4%. As of 2010, Vullierens had an unemployment rate of 3.7%. As of 2008, there were 44 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 15 businesses involved in this sector. 24 people were employed in the secondary sector and there were 6 businesses