The narco-terror ringleader who planned the 2009 bombing of Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic Sears Tower has been released from jail, his newfound freedom facilitated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Emad Karakrah was incarcerated in Cook County Jail since taking police on a high-speed chase through Chicago streets in late August and threatening to blow up his car. An Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) flag waved from the vehicle and Karakrah got charged with making a false car bomb threat. But on January 7, 2015 Karakrah reached a plea deal in Cook County Court and was released from prison.
Karakrah’s role in a sophisticated narco-terror ring, centered in El Paso, Texas, has been extensively reported by Judicial Watch over the past four months. The operation, uncovered with Judicial Watch’s help, has connections running from Chicago to New York City and involves two of the FBI’s “most wanted.”
Karakrah was reportedly recruited as an FBI confidential informant (CI) in 2009 after his plot to bomb Winfrey’s Harpo Studios and the Sears Tower (renamed Willis Tower) with a truck bomb was foiled. It wasn’t long before he broke contact with his FBI handlers, according to Judicial Watch’s sources, and for years he successfully evaded them.
It is not clear why the FBI would have any interest or confidence in its ability to control or direct Karakrah. The agency was contacted for comment on this report and failed to respond as it has when reached for comment on other stories in this ongoing narco-terror series.
Judicial Watch covered Karakrah’s January plea hearing before Judge Evelyn B. Clay and has obtained the official court transcript. Conspicuously absent from the official record is the presence of what appeared to be an FBI agent who waved and nodded to Karakrah during the proceeding. A white male in his 40s with short brown hair and an official identification badge hanging from his neck, the agent spoke to the county prosecutor handling Karakrah’s case.
What?! This government has no authority to do 98 percent of what it is doing on a daily basis to us!!
THERE you go, Oprah! Your "FRIEND" Obama just released a man who tried to KILL you!
yeah, turn diaperhead murders loose and imprison American patriots!!!!! traitors abound in our government!!!!!
What you suggest is real and ongoing! Our courts, even lower courts are as corrupt as any in the world! One thing we see is that we can thank the idiots in Liberal media!
Oprah has racist tendencies and forgets how she was able to become one of the world's richest women! If it were not for the freedoms you have, which BO is attacking on a regular basis, you would be as the seniors in Russia! They are starving except for what Christian organizations can give!
I'd like to see some reporter ask Oprah how she feels about this. Not that I CARE what Oprah thinks......but it's HER pal, she helped put in the White House. Seems to me like he kinda' stabbed her in the back...
Obama give him a get of jail card too?? Insane how a president is returning terrorists to there home land to kill more people.
This bunch loves chaos. Why did the locals let him go? I suppose you can only hold someone so long ona public endangerment or even attempted murder. Oh yes, it is Chicago too . . .
Hell The CIA or DHS is probaley going to put him on the payroll.
People like this need to be neutralized