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Welcome to CIA's Hotel California

The military commander of al-Qa’eda, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, was being interrogated Monday at a top secret American base known only by its CIA nickname, the “Hotel California”. A US intelligence source said the name was taken from the Eagles song because “you can check in any time, but you can never leave”. Speculation about the site of the base has included the British Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia, Afghanistan or Uzbekistan. Among the al-Qa’eda VIPs thought to be resident at the base is Abu Zubaydah, another senior bin Laden lieutenant, arrested last March in central Pakistan. The intelligence source said more al-Qa’eda operatives were in custody and being interrogated by the CIA but their names had not yet been made public. He said: “KSM [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed] will never come back to the United States or Guantanamo Bay. He will be held in a basement somewhere in a third country where, shall we say, they do not worry too much about humanitarian laws and he will not be protected by the US constitution.” Full Story

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