Parting Words “ISIS” Leader And Most Dangerous Man In The World Said, When Released From U.S.Detention.


When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi left from a U.S. detention camp in 2009, the leader now of ISIS issued some chilling words to reservists from Long Island. The Islam extremist some are now calling the up most dangerous man in the world had a few parting words to his captors as he was released from the biggest U.S. detention camp in Iraq in 2009. He said, ‘I will see you guys in New York,‘” recalls Army Col. Kenneth King, then the commanding officer of Camp Bucca. King didn’t take these words from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a threat. Al-Baghdadi knew that many of his captors were from New York, reservists with the 306 Military Police Battalion, a unit based on Long Island that includes many members of the NYPD and the FDNY. The camp is named after FDNY Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca, who died at the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. King figured that al-Baghdadi was just saying that he had known all along that it was all essentially a joke, that he had to wait and he will be free to go back to what he was doing “Like, ‘This is no big thing, I will see you on the block,'” King says. King had not imagined that in fewer that five years he would see news reports that al-Baghdadi was the leader of ISIS, the ultra-extremist army that was sweeping through Iraq toward Baghdad. “I’m not surprised that it was someone who spent time in Bucca but I’m a little surprised it was him,” King says. “He was a bad dude, but he wasn’t the worst of the worst.” King allows that along with being surprised and frustrated on an absolute personal level. “We spent how many missions and how many soldiers put at risk when we caught this Man and we just released him,” King says. During the four years that al-Baghdadi was in custody, there had been no way for the Americans to predict what a danger he will become. Al-Baghdadi has not even been assigned to Compound 14, that was for the most virulently extremist Sunnis. “A lot of times, the really bad guys tended to work behind the scenes because each one would like being invisible,” the other officer says. “The worst of the worst were kept in One area” King says. “I do not recall him being in that group.” Al-Baghdadi was also apparently not one of the extremists who presided over Sharia courts that sought to enforce fundamentalist Islamic law among their fellow prisoners. One extremist made himself known after the guards put TV sets outside the 16-foot chain-link fence that surrounded each compound. An American officer saw a big crowd form in front of one, but came back a short time later to see not a soul. “Some guy came up and shooed them all away because TV was Western,” recalls the officer, who asked to stay anonymous. “So we identified who that guy was, put a report in his file, kept him under observation for other behaviors.” The officer says the guards kept constant watch for clues among the prisoners for coalescing groups and ascending leaders. “You can tell when somebody is eliciting leadership skills, flag him, watch him further, how much leadership they’re excerpting and with whom,” the other officer says. “You have to constantly stay after it because it constantly changes, sometimes day by day.” The guards would seek to disrupt the courts along with and any nascent organizations and hierarchies by moving inmates to different compounds, though keeping the Sunnis and the Shiites separate. “The Bloods with the Bloods and the Crips with the Crips, that kind of thing,” King says. The guards would then move the prisoners again and again. That would also keep the prisoners from spotting any possible weaknesses in security. “The detainees have nothing but time,” King says. “They’re looking at patterns, they’re looking at routines, they’re looking for opportunities.” As al-Baghdadi and the 26,000 other prisoners were learning the need for patience in studying the enemy, the guards would be constantly searching for home-made weapons made from what the prisoners dug up, the camp having been built on a former junkyard. “People think of a detainee operation, they think it’s a sleepy Hogan’s Heroes-type camp,” the other officer says. Most dangerous Man