WikiLeaks: al-Qaeda Leader Zapped Sexual Urges With Impotence Shots
April 25, 2011
(ChattahBox US News)—A new Wikileaks dump of classified military documents, dubbed the Guantanamo Files, is dominating the news today. The cache contains details of the intelligence assessments called, Detainee Assessment Briefs of most of the 779 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, starting in 2002. The behind the scene activities of al-Qaeda leaders immediately after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 reveal infighting within the jihadist organization, but also a determination to stay the course in terrorist attacks against the West. One strange nugget: Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing tamped down his sexual attraction to women with injections that made him impotent. Apparently, al-Nashiri, had difficulty waiting for his 72 virgins in heaven; a sexual reward promised to Muslim “martyrs,” and used as an al-Qaeda recruiting tool.
The infighting between al-Qaeda operatives documented by the Wikileaks files, involved al-Nashiri’s determination to go rogue, by staging his own terrorist attacks.
The Washington Post writes:
“Nashiri reported that while at Zormat he was approached by two Saudi nationals who wanted to strike U.S. and Israeli targets in Morocco. Nashiri said he had been considering an operation in the Strait of Gibraltar and thought that the British military base there, which he had seen in a documentary, would be a good target.”
“Nashiri’s willingness to approve a plot on his own was later the source of some tension within the organization, particularly with Mohammed” [Khalid Sheik Mohammed, 9/11 mastermind]. [...]
At the same time, al-Nashiri clashed with Osama bin-Laden, angry that he was being thrown to the wolves.
“Nashiri separately complained that he was being pushed by bin Laden to continue planning aggressive operations against U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf region without much regard for his security.”
Apparently, al-Nashiri, although fanatical enough to render himself impotent to more fully concentrate on terrorism, didn’t have an appetite for suicidal missions.
“It was an unusual complaint for someone who was so committed to al-Qaeda. According to documents, to avoid the distraction of women, he “reportedly received injections to promote impotence and recommended the injections to others so more time could be spent on the jihad.”’
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, captured in 2002, was sent to Guantanamo prison in 2008, after spending years at so-called CIA black sites subjected to torture, including waterboarding. The multiple charges against al-Nashiri were dropped without prejudice, after a hearing before a military tribunal shed more light on the torture techniques used against him. But, al-Nashiri, classified as an “enemy combatant,” is considered to be an extremely dangerous high-value detainee. He will likely spend the rest of his life imprisoned.