In light of the new revelations from Steven Emerson, that the Saudi national who was once a ‘person of interest’ in the Boston marathon bombings, identified by his full name as Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Al-Harbi is being deported on ‘national security grounds’, why is the Saudi no longer a person of interest?
Via Okaz, a very prominent Saudi newspaper, we have a photo of Alharbi during his stay in a Boston hospital. He doesn’t look too concerned, does he?
The following is based on a translation of the article that appeared in Okaz:
Ambassador to the royal crown, Adel ben Ahmad Al-Jubeir, had several phone calls with the paper as well as with the Royal family. He stated that very high-ranking, U.S. government officials stated that there is no suspicion of any Saudi nationals relative to the Boston marathon explosions.
The Saudi Consul General in New York, Abdel Karim Alqin assured Okaz that all Saudis have been cleared and two Saudis were injured, including Alharbi and a Saudi female doctor named Nura Khalid Saleh al-Ajaji.
Prince Saud al-Faisal, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah from the Foreign Ministry, and Prince Khaled bin Saud were involved in the entire affair.
Three other Saudis were cleared from the forbidden area, two of which were put in a hotel at the expense of the Saudi consulate
Alqin disclosed that he cleared three Saudis from the forbidden area and housed two of them in a hotel; the third stayed with a friend. He also met with a group of Saudi students, telling them to carry on with their lives and that Saudi ambassadors would handle everything. These students were also told not to cooperate with any media entities and to lay low.
Take Khalid Aldawsari, a Saudi national. He is a student and an Al-Qaeda terrorist who planned to use weapons of mass destruction in the U.S., to include an attempted assassination of president Bush. Aldawsari was not a lone wolf; he was backed by an entire system. The wealthy and powerful Aldawsari clan, which includes the powerful Sheik Saud Bin Mut’ab who hosted a support group for the terrorist defending him publicly while funding his legal team.
Again, the role of the Saudi clans becomes important. Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi belongs to a clan that consists of several al-Qaeda members. Ali Aldawsari belongs to a clan that consisted of one man who attempted to assassinate George W. Bush.
Here is a photo of Alharbi and his father in top left:
If no one has been arrested, how is it that all Saudis have been cleared? Could it have anything to do with Barack Obama’s unplanned meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister today?