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Life As A Spy Inside Al-Qaeda | Minutes With | UNILAD

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 23 พ.ค. 2024
  • In this episode of ‘Minutes With’, we sat down with Aimen Dean, a former member of Al-Qaeda who turned his back on terrorism and joined the British Secret Service.
    Aimen tells us how he ended up joining Al-Qaeda, how he met Osama Bin Laden and what made him turn his back on the organisation. His journey from terrorist to spy is an incredible one that led to Aimen being involved in the thwarting of a number of terror attacks.
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  • @gregkiepal7682
    @gregkiepal7682 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12319

    The courage to say, "I won't tolerate this joke" after being accused of being a spy. Those are some balls of steel.

    • @MR94JOKER
      @MR94JOKER 2 ปีที่แล้ว +618

      IKR lol
      I shat myself just imagining the scenario

    • @somalipirate7890
      @somalipirate7890 2 ปีที่แล้ว +433

      @@MR94JOKER same, I would've probably just died from a heart attack

    • @mahmoodrdalla
      @mahmoodrdalla 2 ปีที่แล้ว +248

      No you just need training, which he had as he said.
      Its more easy because he expected it to happen.

    • @somalipirate7890
      @somalipirate7890 2 ปีที่แล้ว +186

      @@mahmoodrdalla i'd still probably shit myself to death

    • @mahmoodrdalla
      @mahmoodrdalla 2 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      @@somalipirate7890 😂😂

  • @srayondatta4399
    @srayondatta4399 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7872

    "I wont tolerate this joke"
    This man is literally the embodiment of"call an ambulance, but not for me"

    • @bj1783
      @bj1783 2 ปีที่แล้ว +56

      Underrated comment

    • @yz5575
      @yz5575 2 ปีที่แล้ว +37

      Oh shoot ur likes are at 910

    • @kaizinashaikh6208
      @kaizinashaikh6208 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Comment is underratted ...this needs to be highlighted

    • @patkearney9320
      @patkearney9320 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Damn he nasty! And I end up with British security he says just like that 😂!

    • @ACWChatsAlot
      @ACWChatsAlot 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2


  • @boudicaastorm4540
    @boudicaastorm4540 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5305

    To be a good person is one thing. To get involved with a bad group of people, realize what's going on around you, and then leave and make it your life's mission to take these bad people down (risking your life in the process), is on a whole other level of badassery.

    • @taopaille-paille4992
      @taopaille-paille4992 ปีที่แล้ว +48

      You're watching too much Hollywood

    • @veggigoddess
      @veggigoddess ปีที่แล้ว +23

      Yes, something 99.9% of Americans would fail miserably at!

    • @jakemartin9556
      @jakemartin9556 ปีที่แล้ว +55

      I’m sure there was a lengthy prison sentence which influenced his decision

    • @Richnoroddy178
      @Richnoroddy178 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@taopaille-paille4992 wym he listened to the thing that’s exactly what happened ☠️

    • @taopaille-paille4992
      @taopaille-paille4992 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @@Richnoroddy178 he saw personal interest in changing. It's more of a grey thing than a black and white

  • @anonymouschicken952
    @anonymouschicken952 ปีที่แล้ว +2038

    There are hundreds of people who don’t know this man, but owe him their lives. Hats off to this hero.

    • @kendrick6387
      @kendrick6387 ปีที่แล้ว +29

      I’d go as far as to say thousands

  • @gussymane6672
    @gussymane6672 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11033

    This man looks like a maths teacher but he's a complete badass

    • @seasesh4073
      @seasesh4073 2 ปีที่แล้ว +300

      Walter brown

    • @kungmikami2496
      @kungmikami2496 2 ปีที่แล้ว +75

      Yep looks are deceptive anyone can be badass

    • @ceezb5629
      @ceezb5629 2 ปีที่แล้ว +85

      A terrorist isn’t a bad ass. They tend to kill innocent people, nothing bad ass about it. He only turned against his terrorist pals to save his own behind.

    • @pinklady7184
      @pinklady7184 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Ceez B He probably mercy-killed innocents rather than see them fall victims to tortures. I don't know why he joined al-Alqaeda.

    • @SuperYtc1
      @SuperYtc1 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      Seriously dumb comment. Firstly, you shouldn't judge people on what they look like. Secondly, he's not 'a complete badass' he is a low IQ dangerous person who is capable of causing great harm.

  • @tada_shi_
    @tada_shi_ 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6304

    "One wrong word and you are a head shorter and six feet under"
    Idk if I should laugh at how cleverly made the quote is or get chills.

    • @beluwuga
      @beluwuga 2 ปีที่แล้ว +60

      Cuz as a word it’s a good comical material, a good line for comedy sketches, but for the people who actually experience it, they are the ones who got targets on their back, their heads nonetheless and it is scary to run like that.

    • @aziztherealone441
      @aziztherealone441 2 ปีที่แล้ว +121

      It’s an Arabic saying.

    • @Mikecetti
      @Mikecetti 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      indeed well delivered

    • @JakeMcb
      @JakeMcb 2 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      @@aziztherealone441 Oh wow really didnt know that, its a great saying

    • @SyrianApostate
      @SyrianApostate 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@aziztherealone441 it isn't tho

  • @jaybundz717
    @jaybundz717 ปีที่แล้ว +560

    This man listened when his mom told him to not ignore that little feeling in your stomach when something is wrong. Truly a brave man.

    • @DubsCheckum
      @DubsCheckum 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      >imagine having a mom like this

  • @sk8_bort
    @sk8_bort ปีที่แล้ว +272

    As a non-native who has been studying English for years, I'm absolutely mind blown by his English. I've learned more new words listening to this guy than I usually do listening to highly educated natives. You can definitely tell he reads a lot.

    • @Vanninwg
      @Vanninwg ปีที่แล้ว +30

      lots of non natives are better at speaking than natives

    • @BananaRama1312
      @BananaRama1312 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Dude english is so eazy what are you talking about

    • @jackinabox926
      @jackinabox926 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      @@BananaRama1312 English is one of the hardest languages in the world actually.

    • @BananaRama1312
      @BananaRama1312 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      @@jackinabox926 Not even remotely true

    • @PaulHearder
      @PaulHearder ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@jackinabox926 No, it's one of the easiest. Verbs hardly change unlike other languages, they don't need to change if you use the pronoun: I, you, he she, we, you plural, they go: he/she goes.
      Sentence structure is simple and logical unlike many other languages.
      It's a very rich language so there are loads of idioms and you need those for full understanding but you don't need those to speak it accurately and clearly. Spelling was awkward but not now with Google.

  • @jerinmathew4726
    @jerinmathew4726 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7792

    Osama: You're not commander material.
    Aimen: *And I took that personally*

    • @pHixiq
      @pHixiq 2 ปีที่แล้ว +169

      *continues to fuck up their shît as a spy*

    • @felinefriendly617
      @felinefriendly617 2 ปีที่แล้ว +226

      Osama bin backstabbed.

    • @markbrisec3972
      @markbrisec3972 2 ปีที่แล้ว +115

      Yeah.. It turned out that the small nerdy guy with the spectacles had more nerve and guts than 10 of the "commando" looking Jihadi pricks around him.

    • @jorgedelao91
      @jorgedelao91 2 ปีที่แล้ว +114

      Can you imagine what this guy is like in terrorist mode?

    • @elfedits
      @elfedits 2 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      @@felinefriendly617 underrated comment

  • @justinianusiii289
    @justinianusiii289 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7594

    “...betraying them is an act of honour, not dishonour.” Gave me chills.

    • @nathanaeldaniel3434
      @nathanaeldaniel3434 2 ปีที่แล้ว +40

      I know right he's the best spie I've heard about since Oleg Gordievsky

    • @torontoenvironment9899
      @torontoenvironment9899 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

      common sense when the leader himself has journalists cut into pieces in public places

    • @littlesofia5181
      @littlesofia5181 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @aarondavis8943
      @aarondavis8943 ปีที่แล้ว +26

      He redeemed himself but it's important to remember that this guy was once prepared to kill, or support the killing of innocent people with a smile on his face. You have to wonder about the pathology of such people, frankly. Ideology plays a massive role in these movements but for the individual it still requires something close to psychopathy to think this way. We're not talking about a group that fought a just resistance against occupying soldiers here.
      So yeah, redeemed but I wouldn't call him a hero.

    • @notsocrates9529
      @notsocrates9529 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@aarondavis8943 Okay.

  • @Kevin-jx1fb
    @Kevin-jx1fb ปีที่แล้ว +707

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    • @solarp1guy
      @solarp1guy ปีที่แล้ว

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  • @julianromantini5601
    @julianromantini5601 ปีที่แล้ว +188

    could probably make a movie about this guy props man. funny to think about the fact that he is truly responsible for saving the lives of many thousands of people

    • @rtx9044
      @rtx9044 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      and truly responsible for the deaths of many thousands of people

    • @cyberyousef7519
      @cyberyousef7519 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      What a joke, he was working for the people who created isis and alqaeda and all those terrorist organizations
      He didn’t save anyone except for himself

  • @Izzy-lk4sl
    @Izzy-lk4sl 3 ปีที่แล้ว +15190

    The fact that he went public with this is enough to give him all my respect.

    • @s0dfish110
      @s0dfish110 3 ปีที่แล้ว +61

      ^ what he said.

    • @PaRd_CrYpToHec
      @PaRd_CrYpToHec 3 ปีที่แล้ว +426

      Rumour has it, he was actually such a good spy, he has been a spy for alqaeda the whole time and still is 😅

    • @megaraph5551
      @megaraph5551 3 ปีที่แล้ว +81

      @@PaRd_CrYpToHec so a double agent?

    • @buchan448
      @buchan448 3 ปีที่แล้ว +95

      @@megaraph5551 maybe he is a double double agent ;)

    • @RomeoMike22
      @RomeoMike22 3 ปีที่แล้ว +78

      Well didn't choose to go public, he was exposed and decided to run with it I guess

    @BAGALUTT 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7772

    This dude is so insanely calm and he shows how complex the matter is. Awesome interview.

    • @sherwanburhan8942
      @sherwanburhan8942 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @FBI Guy I'm sorry in advance if you readded my comment please I didn't mean anything it was a joke

    • @knight1506
      @knight1506 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @FBI Guy terrorists deserve to rot in isolate prison cell

    • @Bigwalkdoggg
      @Bigwalkdoggg 3 ปีที่แล้ว +29

      @@sherwanburhan8942 bro that isn't the real FBI. Do you really think the FBI is commenting on TH-cam videos? Hahaha chill bro

    • @sherwanburhan8942
      @sherwanburhan8942 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@Bigwalkdoggg Really? Oh thank god what a relief actually I'm a Muslim though

    • @PatRiot-
      @PatRiot- 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      How the hell did he fail on such softball question: “Do you consider yourself a terrorist?”
      He said 1,000,000 things but he did not at any point- say “no- I’m not a fking terrorist anymore” etc.....
      I don’t trust that at all

  • @chimmichurri6940
    @chimmichurri6940 2 ปีที่แล้ว +742

    As an American, I consider you a brother. I'm damn glad you were able to talk about these things, and I hope that you're safe. Live your life man, and hope you have nothing but happiness

    • @taopaille-paille4992
      @taopaille-paille4992 ปีที่แล้ว +31

      you watch too much Hollywood

    • @lipeprusch
      @lipeprusch ปีที่แล้ว

      @@taopaille-paille4992 you are a parrot, I've seen low IQ people commenting this same thing on other videos, like it's an easy phrase you can say to make you feel you are more intelligent than others, and that you know more than others. You don't know nothing, this phrase doesn't make you be more badass. You are the one spending too much time on the internet and with too much time on your hands to keep looking for comments to post this. Embarassing.

    • @mmassehs3251
      @mmassehs3251 ปีที่แล้ว

      This report is not a drill turns out he was neither Muslim or Arabic was a Israeli spy the whole time

    • @Kaz-
      @Kaz- ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@taopaille-paille4992 ftg

    • @inutil6117
      @inutil6117 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@taopaille-paille4992 Fuck you, he said it how it should be.

  • @Eddygeek18
    @Eddygeek18 2 ปีที่แล้ว +93

    These are the heroes of wars you never hear about. As a british civillian I thank you for your service.

  • @milanminic8545
    @milanminic8545 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4598

    chair he is sitting on is so strong...... holding those massive balls

    • @ahistoryrelic9736
      @ahistoryrelic9736 3 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      @zak Well he has but he need to have his own film

    • @willthegamer1953
      @willthegamer1953 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @zak he wrote a book search his name up you’ll find it

    • @ascencexoxo2473
      @ascencexoxo2473 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      dear god🤣✋ewwww lmaoo

    • @milanminic8545
      @milanminic8545 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @beentheredonethat no i saw it once on internet

    • @danielandree3947
      @danielandree3947 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @zak it’s hard to get to the people in power, where as attacking civilian, and using the excuse “we did this because X person is doing these evil acts, and we will keep doing this until X person stops/gets in trouble for what they do”, is much easier to do, then trying to simply kill X person.
      Also, Al-Quida along with ISIS, and other terrorist organizations, believe any person that is American, or helps an American in anyway, is complicit with the atrocities that America does, therefor in their eyes, they aren’t innocent civilians, but actually a reason that those atrocities against their kind are committed.

  • @satwikmahapatra9079
    @satwikmahapatra9079 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4433

    This guy just shattered the savagery roof with that one line: Your first mistake is your last mistake. You dont live to make another mistake, you a head short and six feet under.

    • @watema3381
      @watema3381 3 ปีที่แล้ว +90

      my mans has balls of steel

    • @PaRd_CrYpToHec
      @PaRd_CrYpToHec 3 ปีที่แล้ว +80

      Rumour has it, he was actually such a good spy, he has been a spy for alqaeda the whole time and still is 😅

    • @Gtrdxvgyfvbhhfc
      @Gtrdxvgyfvbhhfc 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@Jack-bb9wj shit is still crazy

    • @bricktea3645
      @bricktea3645 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      U know what terrorists do to spies,the r vids of it.

    • @Sporacle
      @Sporacle 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Paid by the alliance, to slay all the giants

  • @SimDeck
    @SimDeck ปีที่แล้ว +23

    The moral courage this man has is incredible. I fully understand his desire for adventure in his early life. I did the same and joined the British Army. Although our paths were different, we both did it for the same reason: to protect. I have nothing but admiration for this highly eloquent and intelligent man.

  • @oisincraninx-l.6930
    @oisincraninx-l.6930 2 ปีที่แล้ว +313

    This is an amazing interview. It's stories like these that help us understand the world, beyond ideologies and discourse of demagogues. Our assumptions are rarely correct. We are all influenced by our culture, surroundings, and experiences to the point that it's hard to keep track of our own biases. I appreciate channels like this that show us broadening perspectives. In the end, we realize that we are all people prone to making mistakes that lead to devastating consequences. We cannot judge someone based on just one metric; we are all characterized by incredibly complex sets of attributes, some of which are dark, sure, but the sum of which is always nuanced.

    • @daniyalbutt1564
      @daniyalbutt1564 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      My friend there is always three sides of a story your mine and the truth
      You have to listen other side of the story as well

    • @ouzhangoren
      @ouzhangoren ปีที่แล้ว +10

      I have a folder of the comments which I like on TH-cam. I added your comment to one of my files, I appreciate the way you think.

    • @daniyalbutt1564
      @daniyalbutt1564 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@ouzhangoren are u saying to me ? and can i have ur comments folders as well so i can get some benefits too

    • @daniyalbutt1564
      @daniyalbutt1564 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@ouzhangoren to who you saying ?

    • @daniyalbutt1564
      @daniyalbutt1564 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@PaganMin671 which original guy ? he did not mention anyone

  • @KCS-01
    @KCS-01 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6059

    “You do not judge a man by his actions while under orders, but judge him when the time comes for him to act on his own accord.” You’re a brave man sir, well done.

    • @KCS-01
      @KCS-01 2 ปีที่แล้ว +70

      @d R which is true in a sense, but let’s say he did stand up against them after that first attack on the embassy, and was killed instantly which would likely be the case, how many more lives would have been lost because the knowledge we got from him never existed? Is that worth a mans “dignity” ?

    • @dustinjames1268
      @dustinjames1268 2 ปีที่แล้ว +36

      @d R
      When it's your life or someone else's, almost everyone would choose their own.
      Don't be so naive

    • @harib622
      @harib622 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Stark and Bucky?

    • @dustinjames1268
      @dustinjames1268 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      It's a built-in instinct
      No matter how tough or stoic you are, self preservation is always the brains #1 objective

    • @khalidmohammedabbas3866
      @khalidmohammedabbas3866 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@dustinjames1268 nah unless its ur mother or child etc people might put their own lives in danger

  • @nauseous3925
    @nauseous3925 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1993

    "Al-Queda Try to kill me twice*"
    "It's a badge of honour far as I'm concerned"
    ahahah what a low key badass

    • @MSRproduction2066
      @MSRproduction2066 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      He is a lier

    • @nomad1286
      @nomad1286 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      a lying snitch he is

    • @billywise643
      @billywise643 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @Om-id1qr
      @Om-id1qr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      @@nomad1286 you give me mental imbalances

    • @mpg272727
      @mpg272727 2 ปีที่แล้ว +36

      @@nomad1286 How can you be both a liar AND a snitch? Snitching is telling the truth you clown

  • @binodyumnam2562
    @binodyumnam2562 ปีที่แล้ว +91

    Much respect to this man.
    “The act of honour”, the act of bravery and humanity.

  • @DeadSezSo
    @DeadSezSo ปีที่แล้ว +21

    I can appreciate this guys honesty and matter of fact manner of telling his story. there's no sensationalization, there's no justification for any mistakes and there's no glorification of his own role in any of the events he was involved in.

  • @ed-id4ek
    @ed-id4ek 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1482

    "One wrong word and you're a head shorter and six feet under" That sounds like an awesome quote from a movie or something. So powerful

    • @onyxt3589
      @onyxt3589 3 ปีที่แล้ว +59

      "Your first mistake is your last mistake"

    • @k.o.sofficial327
      @k.o.sofficial327 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      This boy got bars🔥🔥🔥

    • @God-zu6yc
      @God-zu6yc 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Sounds like the lyrics of To Breathe in A Casket by Necrophagist

    • @MrNikolidas
      @MrNikolidas 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      A short drop and a sudden stop.

    • @hologramisdead.
      @hologramisdead. 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      John marston

  • @kill4paris
    @kill4paris 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3102

    this dude needs a movie ASAP

    • @zulwhite6007
      @zulwhite6007 3 ปีที่แล้ว +30

      I hope Michael Bay has watched this video😘😘😘😘

    • @jakebush9411
      @jakebush9411 3 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      He has written too books. Google his name and they will come up

    • @gonnahavemesomefun
      @gonnahavemesomefun 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      I want Simon Pegg to play him.

    • @rk1ace
      @rk1ace 3 ปีที่แล้ว +41

      @@gonnahavemesomefun i want borat to play him

    • @kill4paris
      @kill4paris 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@rk1ace lol

  • @oscarwoodly7392
    @oscarwoodly7392 2 ปีที่แล้ว +72

    Incredible deeds. These interviews are absolutely fascinating. Really diverse subject matter, and so well produced. It's also remarkable how well each of the subjects talks about their experiences! Each person seems to have a kind of consistent charisma!

    • @Nobodyfromnowhere42
      @Nobodyfromnowhere42 ปีที่แล้ว

      Its not age that matures you , its expiriences and those people having gone through all those stuff gain a diffirent perspective on life

  • @user-hl8ft8ib1b
    @user-hl8ft8ib1b ปีที่แล้ว +16

    Reminds me of a story I read in Arabic 13 yrs ago about why Bin Laden’s personal guard left him and quit alqaeda for the same reason!
    The shift from attacking military aggression to civilian targets
    His name was Abu Jandal!
    He was mentioned a lot in the show “looming tower”

  • @drittz7840
    @drittz7840 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7317

    I hope this guy is looked after and protected well. Brave man.

    • @ooc49
      @ooc49 2 ปีที่แล้ว +159

      Yeah but bro what if the attacks on his were staged and he's still a spy for al Qaeda? He did kinda scare me when he said "we have to redefine what a citizen is" Lol.

    • @ash_1419
      @ash_1419 2 ปีที่แล้ว +71

      @@ooc49 he is not a spy working FOR al Qaeda...

    • @cayden.m3720
      @cayden.m3720 2 ปีที่แล้ว +202

      @@ash_1419 nobody would ever know if he’s really good. Not trying to start shit but imagine he was a double double spy

    • @billy6044
      @billy6044 2 ปีที่แล้ว +61

      @@ooc49 the Americans call that collateral damage

    • @Diamondraw4Real
      @Diamondraw4Real 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      not innocent though.

  • @Are_you_eyeballing_me
    @Are_you_eyeballing_me 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1571

    "Yes, they are angry. Enough to try to kill me twice. It's a badge of honor as far as I'm concerned"
    What an absolute mad lad

    • @joshuacaithness678
      @joshuacaithness678 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      You beat me to it 😂 so calm as he said it too and 7 years apart! Those guys were determined that's for sure

    • @Kahuthia
      @Kahuthia ปีที่แล้ว +4

      And he has no regrets about that 😂

  • @parasitic1344
    @parasitic1344 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    I love accents because they can tell you a bit of history about the person. You can tell from the accent he’s clearly from the Middle East but the way he says London lets you know he learned his English in the UK. Neat

  • @codem0de
    @codem0de 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    One of the smartest and bravest men of our time. He has a greater command over the English language than I do and has a heart of gold. What an inspiring story!

    • @amoryblaine3292
      @amoryblaine3292 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @Fursity He's a secret service operative doing PSYWAR. If you don't understand that, you're a fool.

  • @Kaotix_music
    @Kaotix_music 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2016

    "we have to redefine what a civilian is" is the scariest shit i ever heard in my life

    • @Kaotix_music
      @Kaotix_music 2 ปีที่แล้ว +38

      @@bez1196 if only they fully understood what voting is like here. Some of us feel we have the illusion of a voice when we submit a ballot. And while yea - maybe if our elections were legitimate we get told through an entire campaign from a candidate "IM GONNA END THESE WARS!" or "IM GONNA DO THIS" and what happens when they win? none of that. They continue the wars. The continue the bullshit. Hence why in the US we have an oxymoron called "an honest politician" XDDD So yea, we vote hoping these things would change and they dont. It was all lies for votes, everyone know this.

    • @Alex-cw3rz
      @Alex-cw3rz 2 ปีที่แล้ว +71

      What's even more scary is we have been through this indoctrination too, for targets in the middle east and drone strikes etc.

    • @Autonimaatio
      @Autonimaatio 2 ปีที่แล้ว +31

      Reminds me of what Obama did, he considered any casualties in war zones (Afghanistan etc.) posthumously combatants, so "no civilians were killed." Unreal.

    • @bobbyrayofthefamilysmith24
      @bobbyrayofthefamilysmith24 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@bez1196 they don't understand most citizens don't even agree with their government not to mention the government most of the time doesn't even act on behalf of their people anyway.

    • @Kaotix_music
      @Kaotix_music 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @Chocolate Starfish fucking facts.

  • @LiamBarlow
    @LiamBarlow 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4587

    Ladbible, you really are conducting next level interviews. We're getting the inside look into worlds we would never get to experience and hear answers to questions we never thought we'd hear. Really amazing stuff, thank you!!

    • @ww3032
      @ww3032 3 ปีที่แล้ว +55

      They've really kicked vices butt.

    • @StreetfighterU
      @StreetfighterU 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @@ww3032 Vice who? 🙈

    • @BySalFx
      @BySalFx 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      On god!! We need more of this

    • @danielandree3947
      @danielandree3947 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Not to be that guy, but it’s hear. Not doing it to be a jerk, just helping you improve your English for the future.
      Here is being at a place, like jimmy is here at my house.
      Hear is listening to.

    • @chilliam00
      @chilliam00 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      I remember back in the days LADBible just used to post typical "lad" humour/memes etc on Facebook, nowadays they evolved to actually posting quality content and interesting articles.

  • @TheGreyAreaBetween
    @TheGreyAreaBetween 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

    The actions of this man saved countless lives and to continue undercover against an organisation of such immense power is simply astounding. This is bravery in the extreme.

  • @tonaaaaay
    @tonaaaaay ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Thanks very much for sharing your story. You come across as an incredibly intelligent human being. This was hands down the best Ladbible TV video I've seen.

  • @philsebastian7667
    @philsebastian7667 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1666

    "They said I should be protected"
    *Sends him back to Al Qaeda to spy on them*
    "There, safe and sound"

    • @amritnalam9994
      @amritnalam9994 2 ปีที่แล้ว +56

      Yeah. These agencies just use them

    • @RafaAelM
      @RafaAelM 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      keeps your friends close, and your enemies closer

    • @paulgotik
      @paulgotik 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@amritnalam9994 he was probably safer there where he knew how they act than in britain where he can be killed by al qaeda members like he said people tried to do.

    • @MALITH666
      @MALITH666 2 ปีที่แล้ว +35

      @@amritnalam9994 Look at the good side, the lives he saved.

    • @mrgyani
      @mrgyani 2 ปีที่แล้ว


  • @AkrasieI
    @AkrasieI 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1583

    "They have tried to kill me twice. I consider this a badge of honor." Dude has gone though a lot in his life. It's good to know he saw the direction everything he was involved in was headed and got out while he was able to. Many become so involved and indoctrinated that they never even consider how awful the things they are a part of become.

    • @ophiolatreia93
      @ophiolatreia93 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      You've sewn the one with old and young army guy?

    • @youniform4687
      @youniform4687 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @danguy7595
      @danguy7595 3 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      @@youniform4687 American English exists

    • @AsphyxiatingOxygen
      @AsphyxiatingOxygen 3 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      @@danguy7595 unfortunately...

    • @youniform4687
      @youniform4687 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@danguy7595 No it’s like Australian. It’s an accent. Stop stealing our language

  • @eprjct
    @eprjct ปีที่แล้ว +28

    Jesus Christ, every part of his words gave me chills in a different way. I don't even know he's able to survive this long and made it to this interview. He deserves to study history.

  • @Sharkpanda246
    @Sharkpanda246 ปีที่แล้ว +19

    This is such an informative insight . I have found this very interesting. He speaks extremely well . Thank you 😊

  • @roblangada4516
    @roblangada4516 2 ปีที่แล้ว +986

    "The first mistake, is your last mistake". That gave me chills.

    • @bj1783
      @bj1783 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      Bruh…I wouldn’t last long in their organization at all

    • @GlennDavey
      @GlennDavey 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      And said in that accent, I feel like I really don't wanna mess up this Story Mission I'm about to do for him.

    • @bigfartsaresotasty
      @bigfartsaresotasty 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@GlennDavey deactivate the bomb, *_The first mistake, is your last mistake_*

    • @GlennDavey
      @GlennDavey 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@bigfartsaresotasty Yup, that's it. And voiced by Gary Oldman for some reason

    • @bigfartsaresotasty
      @bigfartsaresotasty 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@GlennDavey fucking love this

  • @ProtoMario
    @ProtoMario 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5378

    Man... insane...
    This was during the time my Father was in Bosnia too, wild...

    • @GhostEye31
      @GhostEye31 3 ปีที่แล้ว +60

      @@terrorgaming459 Could also be one of the various UN nations that went in couldn't it have been?

    • @germa4492
      @germa4492 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@gorillalad1393 with bosnia

    • @686skimaster
      @686skimaster 3 ปีที่แล้ว +220

      @@terrorgaming459 US was there to serve Bosnia. The Serbs were in the wrong. It was a total genocide and the US should’ve stepped in fast in my opinion.

    • @lukamarkovic1865
      @lukamarkovic1865 3 ปีที่แล้ว +67

      @@686skimaster Please stop talking nonsense.

    • @686skimaster
      @686skimaster 3 ปีที่แล้ว +193

      @@lukamarkovic1865 what nonsense, lol are you dumb?! You think what the Serbs did was okay? Give me a break. Learn history.

  • @loup2226
    @loup2226 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    I've watched so many of these videos. It's fascinating to hear these different perspectives from people who have had such unbelievable lives and experiences. It's also great that those being interviewed are given the freedom to tell their stories without interruption.

  • @badrddinegaming7659
    @badrddinegaming7659 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    this man speaks the truth wisely and confidently, the best interview so far!

  • @codyz7670
    @codyz7670 3 ปีที่แล้ว +951

    This has to be one of the coolest interviews I've ever seen, good shit LADbible, this made my day.
    Also, this dude looks so unassuming but ends up being a complete fucking badass. So fucking cool.

    • @lydx5814
      @lydx5814 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @RideBikes_Walkplaces
      @RideBikes_Walkplaces 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Dakota Mayer podcast jocko Wilkins is a belter

    • @jforozco12
      @jforozco12 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      from memes to hard hitting journalism im just fucking floored

    • @shameamakhtar9002
      @shameamakhtar9002 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I'm a Muslim and proud because I follow teachings of Beloved Prophet Muhammad pbuh. For those who don't know him, least you can do is check out his Last Sermon an 10 Rules of War. However not surprised how easily man can be changed due to offer of money.

  • @cla31022
    @cla31022 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3245

    this guy is unbelievably eloquent considering english isn't his first language

    • @abdulahimabdile6846
      @abdulahimabdile6846 2 ปีที่แล้ว +319

      That kind of eloquence only comes from being an avid reader

    • @desklamp701
      @desklamp701 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      @@abdulahimabdile6846 or a man of god

    • @abdulahimabdile6846
      @abdulahimabdile6846 2 ปีที่แล้ว +270

      @@desklamp701 where’s the correlation between eloquence and faith?

    • @zunoyo1028
      @zunoyo1028 2 ปีที่แล้ว +53

      @@abdulahimabdile6846 most inquisitive and intelligent minds of the past followed religion and not just one of them. They had to be well read in philosophy of many civilisations to prove their view was correct

    • @Wildwildmint
      @Wildwildmint 2 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      I haven't heard that kind of vocabulary in a while maybe two or three people before him. Amazing eloquence

  • @askmisscrowecheyennecrowe306
    @askmisscrowecheyennecrowe306 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    This guy is a rockstar. I’ll be the first groupie. After watching The Looming Tower and this interview my life will never be the same. True heroes. People like this unbelievably brave man are the true rockstars of our time. Sincere respect, Sir 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • @Ngaihawma420
    @Ngaihawma420 2 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    The fact that he had the balls to show his face and went public is badass, there will probably be someone out there still trying to kill him, hope he stay safe

  • @SuperVostie
    @SuperVostie 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2267

    "They are a bunch of Africans so who cares?"....That got to me bearing that I am a Kenyan and we were the ones that got bombed in 1998. But honestly, no one gave a hoot about us and many that got injured during that attack are still suffering.

    • @sitoe9858
      @sitoe9858 2 ปีที่แล้ว +226

      Yeah, I’ll admit that one got to me too - Nigerian here. So sorry about your suffering, will pray for your country

    • @SuperVostie
      @SuperVostie 2 ปีที่แล้ว +109

      @@sitoe9858 thanks for the kind words and I pray and hope that you guys find peace with Boko Haram that has been giving you guys no peace for a king period now

    • @originalunoriginal4055
      @originalunoriginal4055 2 ปีที่แล้ว +90

      AlQaeeda killed own fellow Muslims during that bombing.
      How stupid!

    • @akhilthulasidas1081
      @akhilthulasidas1081 2 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      I am Sorry brother for the suffering your country people had to endure....
      Unfortunately the sad reality is the West Sows the seeds of destruction leaving the Asia and Africa to suffer

    • @epiccookie9889
      @epiccookie9889 2 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      @@originalunoriginal4055 Because they aren’t Muslim

  • @britzone1
    @britzone1 2 ปีที่แล้ว +729

    “it’s a badge of honour, as far as i’m concerned.” THIS MAN IS A REAL BADASS. more of a badass than many gang members

    • @TheRisskee
      @TheRisskee 2 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      Word. The punks on the streets here don't have even a tiny clue what a badass is. This dude has far more street cred than all of them combined. Anyone can threaten anyone else with a gun to make themselves feel like they're in control and have some level of power over other people but it's the quiet ones playing the long chess game that always win over loud overt threats. Once you've pulled your gun, you've shown your hand and you're caught sooner rather than later. Then again, most criminals aren't very intelligent. They could be but they willingly stunt themselves into mental deficit.

    • @shukrantpatil
      @shukrantpatil 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      He truly is a bad ass . A gun was literally pointed at the back of his head , yet he escaped that situation like a true badass

    • @armaanmodi
      @armaanmodi 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @Liz Muschinski incredible in what way?

    • @armaanmodi
      @armaanmodi 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @Liz Muschinski wow that's great

    • @monslay5624
      @monslay5624 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      He definately has some guts!

  • @kevinkuok9131
    @kevinkuok9131 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    An articulate and intelligent man.
    Glad he was 'turned'. But, his heart was never in harming people.
    Good luck and stay safe.

  • @armchaircritic4178
    @armchaircritic4178 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Osama was in Sudan, which is just north of Kenya; so he visited Kenya at some point. They caused untold pain in Nairobi. It was horrible, terrifying for the victims and they destroyed countless families. Good thing this guy saw sense.

  • @sherlockgnomes8971
    @sherlockgnomes8971 2 ปีที่แล้ว +555

    He’s no nerd, he’s an absolute badass.

    • @mr.mysteriousyt6118
      @mr.mysteriousyt6118 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      most arabs are, what can i do, i was born that way

    • @mitchvintage5754
      @mitchvintage5754 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      He’s a liar (Or he might not actually know who pays everyone) he was an agent from the beginning, they all are.

    • @sherlockgnomes8971
      @sherlockgnomes8971 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@mitchvintage5754 I assume you have facts to back that up? Unlikely .
      Either way, he’s got big balls to mix with such dangerous people and get out alive . While you’re probably at home in your mum’s basement.

    • @mitchvintage5754
      @mitchvintage5754 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@sherlockgnomes8971 Yes of course all these guys were started up by us to fight the Russians in Afghanistan and they’ve been on the payroll ever since.

    • @thecargoesbrrrrr3803
      @thecargoesbrrrrr3803 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@mr.mysteriousyt6118 stop bombing places bro

  • @wr3tched
    @wr3tched 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7801

    These interviews are great. Keep em coming

    • @bradsivse2031
      @bradsivse2031 3 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      Woah wr3tched! Fancy seeing you here

    • @wr3tched
      @wr3tched 3 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      @@bradsivse2031 My man. watched the last few...really enjoying them 👍🏻

    • @Abdullah-om1nr
      @Abdullah-om1nr 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @Emiliokelly
      @Emiliokelly 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @hajijallow2318
      @hajijallow2318 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I know right some of them make me cry the one that started in a gang then to meeting Prince Charles

  • @UseADamnCoaster
    @UseADamnCoaster ปีที่แล้ว +85

    It's his "badge of honor" to have terrorists actively trying to assassinate him. All because he did what was humane and betrayed those pieces of shit. Mad respect

  • @maplesyrup6137
    @maplesyrup6137 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    Wow. This man is incredibly well spoken. Thank you for sharing your story

  • @nickhalbert652
    @nickhalbert652 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1536

    His book is incredible, definitely worth a read. Also he was doing a podcast called Conflicted. This is absolutely insane, the stories are so intense.

    • @steevewhitehead1416
      @steevewhitehead1416 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Whats the book's title?

    • @nickhalbert652
      @nickhalbert652 2 ปีที่แล้ว +130

      @@steevewhitehead1416 Nine Lives: My Time As MI6's Top Spy Inside al-Qaeda
      Definitely worth a read or a listen.

    • @arzeboy
      @arzeboy 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Its him!! I was in doubt

    • @nickhalbert652
      @nickhalbert652 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@arzeboy yeah man Aimen dean.

    • @CoolGuyCotton
      @CoolGuyCotton 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      It’s the best book I’ve ever read and the podcast is amazing

  • @MM-jc7uv
    @MM-jc7uv 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1092

    14:57- 16:08 I would’ve died from panic myself. It’s insane how composed this guy is and how well he handled it, I genuinely think anyone else would’ve blown their cover and died

    • @someguywithamustache7235
      @someguywithamustache7235 2 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      Bruh I would of been dead🤣

    • @-mustang-9383
      @-mustang-9383 2 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      I would've been peeing my pants

    • @truthboom
      @truthboom 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      you have to act innocent even in death

    • @zee9709
      @zee9709 2 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      Well, his not just any guy. His been through bosnian war

    • @dacentafielda12
      @dacentafielda12 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      My bowels would have evacuated immediately.

  • @abelsmile
    @abelsmile 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    can't believe I just found out about this interview. this is amazing

  • @abhisheksoni2980
    @abhisheksoni2980 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    This was the most profound interview I have ever watched. Better than watching shallow celeb interviews.

  • @vChilly
    @vChilly 3 ปีที่แล้ว +313

    This guys life is for sure the meaning of “you’ll never know where life will take you”

  • @gameset3
    @gameset3 2 ปีที่แล้ว +440

    God knows how many lives this guy single handledly saved... massive respect

    • @tyrannical3579
      @tyrannical3579 2 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      including the lives he took >.>'

    • @cayden.m3720
      @cayden.m3720 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @@tyrannical3579 exactly like I like that he changed but he still killed many many people when he was a terrorist and when he was a spy

    • @AJ-vs3yz
      @AJ-vs3yz 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@cayden.m3720 if you save 10 people, then the one life you take is meaningless

    • @AndreLuis-gw5ox
      @AndreLuis-gw5ox 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@AJ-vs3yz Heinrich Himmler, commander of the SS, saved thousands of people from the concentration camps at the end of WW2, because he wanted to fabricate "proof" to present to the Allies that he had opposed and acted against the Holocaust. Does that excuse the people he ordered dead?

    • @AJ-vs3yz
      @AJ-vs3yz 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@AndreLuis-gw5ox depends on the ratio of dead to saved men, if 10 were saved and one was killed, then yes that is justified, atleast I think so

  • @50milesperburrito
    @50milesperburrito 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Wow. What an incredible story, and what a brave man. The entire world is grateful to you.

  • @Nothing-zw3yd
    @Nothing-zw3yd 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    I worked with a few ex-Jihadis from Bosnia. We also had a few Bosnians who they fought against working for our company as well. They all got along just fine. The ex-Jihadis left and came to the US so they wouldn't be coerced into fighting somewhere else after the conflict ended because they'd seen too much to continue. It was either leave or go mad. Super nice guys that worked hard and largely kept to themselves. My buddy Suleyman always had a smile on his face.

  • @Wozurd
    @Wozurd 3 ปีที่แล้ว +298

    i respect this man so incredibly, i have no words.

    • @shaheed4465
      @shaheed4465 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yh innit props to my dude

    • @davidh6300
      @davidh6300 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Me too. He is a man who cares about morality.

  • @APH91
    @APH91 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1350

    Suicide bomber instructor to his pupils “right lads pay attention to this demonstration. I’m only gonna show you once”

    • @stevearnold8265
      @stevearnold8265 2 ปีที่แล้ว +21


    • @lokevoice
      @lokevoice 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Billy Connolly, good one

    • @chatshitgetbanged.9417
      @chatshitgetbanged.9417 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Is that the joke about Glasgow suicide bombers lol

    • @shaakiratakarim1818
      @shaakiratakarim1818 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2


    • @bulidrians2182
      @bulidrians2182 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      @@chatshitgetbanged.9417 read the word "suicide" very carefully. If you still don't get it then you'll never get it.

  • @YasMineshesmine
    @YasMineshesmine ปีที่แล้ว +10

    The qu'ran states: If you kill one person is it as if you killed all humanity, and if you save one person it is as if you have saved all humanity. You sir are a extraordinary man bravo!

  • @bhimbonggames3206
    @bhimbonggames3206 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Always the most interesting people on this program. Respect to you sir. Saved many lives.

  • @nickdaveNDM
    @nickdaveNDM 2 ปีที่แล้ว +39

    This guy went to fight against a genocide at 16. Joined a group, hoping to continue to fight for good, saw the horror they committed, and fought against them. Great stuff.

    • @bignasty389
      @bignasty389 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      The man is a hero. The trifecta of principle, intellect, and action.

  • @brittrhea7688
    @brittrhea7688 2 ปีที่แล้ว +372

    What a well-spoken man. He paints a good picture of how these young people get roped into these extremist groups, its easy to say that could never happen to my child.

    • @user-jh6kx1fw9h
      @user-jh6kx1fw9h 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      It shouldn't ever happen, if the kid has two living braincells.

    • @esotericheretic3740
      @esotericheretic3740 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Well-spoken indeed

    • @AverageAlcoholic
      @AverageAlcoholic 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@user-jh6kx1fw9h not with all the brain washing from the media, but back then he wanted to protect his people, so he joined his peoples army,

    • @jinphany.
      @jinphany. ปีที่แล้ว +27

      @@user-jh6kx1fw9h that's very judgmental. Many kids are forced into it at a young age. They could be being threatened with the lives of their family, or think it's cool at the time, or simply be too scared to say no. Easy to judge when you or your kid haven't been in that situation

    • @digitalbath6057
      @digitalbath6057 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      What you don't understand is thry study Islam. Their brain has already been shaped by Islamic ideology of what is right and what wrong.

  • @marvelchuruk7052
    @marvelchuruk7052 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    A true hero!! Did something a rare few people are able to, and did it for the most noble of reasons! Respect!

  • @1hdt
    @1hdt ปีที่แล้ว +2

    The way this man speak and looks so intelligent that’s why he ended up in good hands and even having this interview now

  • @TheOfficialCookz
    @TheOfficialCookz 3 ปีที่แล้ว +171

    The fact, that he showing his face is just straight savage

    • @Justisier
      @Justisier 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      They knew he was a spy anyway

    • @nathanaeldaniel3434
      @nathanaeldaniel3434 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@Justisier lol go cry

    • @Justisier
      @Justisier 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @vor 11 Monaten no no 😂 I'm just saying they already know that he's a spy after he left they can't touch him anyway

    • @onewotldgovernmentonlywhen9044
      @onewotldgovernmentonlywhen9044 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Not too smart

    • @Om-id1qr
      @Om-id1qr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@Justisier jihadist spotted

  • @wombat6
    @wombat6 2 ปีที่แล้ว +178

    The whole thing about "redefining what a civilian is" is veeeery informative on how these things work.

    • @marias6583
      @marias6583 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      yes that was really eye-opening as to how they think and why they do what they do

    • @jbdbean242
      @jbdbean242 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Same propaganda techniques being used in recent years in Western, particularly North American and UK politics. Dangerously effective on the younger, insecure, and weaker-minded social media flies.

    • @DooDee0608
      @DooDee0608 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      My teacher told me terrorist propaganda mostly nitpicking what are been told in the al-quran and create their own version of islam

    • @DooDee0608
      @DooDee0608 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      I wish I can tell you how they view things and why they justify lot of atrocities, but I can't do it with my limited English language and I'm afraid that you will misunderstood what I really mean

  • @samuelgrasia493
    @samuelgrasia493 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    A spy
    Explosive expert
    2 assassination attempts on him
    Wear glasses and looks like a math teacher
    Absolute mad lad

  • @junkim2789
    @junkim2789 ปีที่แล้ว

    Wathching the whole video.... I have the utmost respect for this man.

  • @Nediler
    @Nediler 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1306

    Sounds weird to say, but I honestly don't blame folks for getting into extremism when it's all that is offered and you know no better - the extremists make it sound prosperous until the individual sees what actually goes down. Good on this man for recognizing the threat.

    • @mr.mysteriousyt6118
      @mr.mysteriousyt6118 2 ปีที่แล้ว +31

      but by then its too late to get out

    • @Leaferr
      @Leaferr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +81

      You could say the same about the US military recruiting kids through social media to a much less extreme extent. He was lucky he had a valid excuse to leave, its not like you can just freely leave a terrorist group, just like you cant just leave the mafia etc. Alot of people are probably trapped in out of fear for their own life.

    • @hippopotamus86
      @hippopotamus86 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

      I blame religion. Different groups interpret it differently (or bend the rules to suit themselves), it just depends on where you're born. They're just too stupid to know better. I do still blame them aswell.

    • @kewlkidsklub4207
      @kewlkidsklub4207 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

      Exact same way that people get into gangs, they are the closet thing to a family you have, they treat you with love that you have never been given and thus you never let go

    • @ernestoguevara8599
      @ernestoguevara8599 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Yes. most of the terrorist group like ISIS members fall into 'extremism' because they have no money. they willing to do anything because of money.

  • @ToxicSkull0
    @ToxicSkull0 3 ปีที่แล้ว +540

    “One wrong word, and you’re a head shorter and 6 ft under”

  • @heeeeyayaaa
    @heeeeyayaaa 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    This guy does a podcast - conflicted - and it’s amazing

  • @DrBrunoDzogovic
    @DrBrunoDzogovic 2 ปีที่แล้ว +39

    You dear sir are part of history for sure. Going to Bosnia and defending civilians as many honorable soldiers do today in Ukraine, coming from different countries, is an act of a great honor and courage. You've always been a good guy, maybe lost the path, but eventually found it again.

  • @chaddytee726
    @chaddytee726 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1855

    this guy wouldn't be able to take a piss without every known national security agency knowing what colour it was..

    • @carpinchipedia7009
      @carpinchipedia7009 3 ปีที่แล้ว +89

      Bright purple

    • @irfangillani3581
      @irfangillani3581 3 ปีที่แล้ว +46

      @@carpinchipedia7009 wait my guy said lime green

    • @carpinchipedia7009
      @carpinchipedia7009 3 ปีที่แล้ว +33

      @@irfangillani3581 *_bright purple_*

    • @hairybarber926
      @hairybarber926 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@carpinchipedia7009 eggplants

    • @carpinchipedia7009
      @carpinchipedia7009 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @@hairybarber926 aubergine bright purple I like how you think friend

  • @bobamsd5559
    @bobamsd5559 2 ปีที่แล้ว +160

    the way he's so calm when he talked about almost losing his life twice- you have my respect, sir.

    • @saileshnaidu8102
      @saileshnaidu8102 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      What was he suppose to do? Panic about something that literally doesnt matter anymore?

    • @bobamsd5559
      @bobamsd5559 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@saileshnaidu8102 no it just shows how emotionally strong he is. a lot of times people often break down talking about thr traumatic things they have experienced. i admire the emotional stability he has.

    • @saileshnaidu8102
      @saileshnaidu8102 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@bobamsd5559 ppl do, spies and soldiers dont, otherwise he would have died a LONG time ago. Even by breaking down like that, it literally accomplishes nothing.

    • @bobamsd5559
      @bobamsd5559 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@saileshnaidu8102 okay but its fair to say im a normal human and not a spy, which is why i admire his calmness.

    • @nathanaeldaniel3434
      @nathanaeldaniel3434 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@saileshnaidu8102 true but after they come back from missions the effects can bee seen

  • @andymore62
    @andymore62 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    It’s crazy to think there’s people all over the world doing this sort of thing. I don’t have half the nerve required to pull that off. Hats off to this guy, very brave and principled.

  • @ERSwanger
    @ERSwanger 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This was really interesting. I'd love to see more content from him!

  • @maisies515
    @maisies515 3 ปีที่แล้ว +156

    Really brilliant interviews! I’m much more interested in people with real stories than interviews with famous people

    • @prebenroll6074
      @prebenroll6074 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      I'd give U 100 likes for that one if I could...

  • @ansumanpattanaik8224
    @ansumanpattanaik8224 2 ปีที่แล้ว +394

    Hope he lives long and healthy. God bless him for saving so many lives.

  • @lipa1356
    @lipa1356 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I dont know if you will ever see this comment sir, but i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for defending my people and my country (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Massive respect!

  • @Matt_Barnes
    @Matt_Barnes 2 ปีที่แล้ว +26

    As someone who studied history with a concentration on modern conflict, I've thanked many veterans for their service but this is especially someone whose hand I wish I could shake. Seems like he has, whether intentionally or not, strived to atone for what he knew was a mistake and a sin against his fellow human. شكرا اخي.

  • @barakatay5281
    @barakatay5281 2 ปีที่แล้ว +458

    This guy needs a better camouflage .. the enemy can see his balls 2 miles away

  • @anthonymarquez7462
    @anthonymarquez7462 2 ปีที่แล้ว +374

    “They tried to kill me twice”
    “That is a badge of honor as far as I’m concerned”
    Badass mfer 😭😭🤣🤣

  • @LubaB
    @LubaB ปีที่แล้ว

    Very insightful, thank you.

  • @_letstartariot
    @_letstartariot ปีที่แล้ว +1

    My 16yo brother is watching this with me and said ‘this guy is an absolute badass’. Whilst he was surely brave, I doubt this man is proud of parts of what he did. But he also risked a lot to redeem himself. He’s one tough cookie.

  • @PooFIy
    @PooFIy 3 ปีที่แล้ว +518

    more or less, this guy has quite the story.

    • @ermisntaskas2414
      @ermisntaskas2414 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I was searching for this comment

    • @ansfida6624
      @ansfida6624 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@ermisntaskas2414 I was searching for this more or less as well

    • @eXebeno
      @eXebeno 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      every thing is more or less with this man

    • @PatRiot-
      @PatRiot- 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Does this guy have any credentials?
      This video assumes you will just believe every word he is saying without any context or proof of his background etc

      @MUHAMMADLANE 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@PatRiot- look up his name, aimen dean

  • @p_adam19
    @p_adam19 2 ปีที่แล้ว +215

    "Were you nervous?" I think people who would have answered "A little bit" are not available for interviews.

    • @hmeffect7117
      @hmeffect7117 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Haha. Coz they are already 6 feet under!!

    • @omaissesarwary9310
      @omaissesarwary9310 2 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      @@hmeffect7117 and a head shorter

    • @bj1783
      @bj1783 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Lol true

    • @kevinbarth
      @kevinbarth 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @reymiguelperez6643
      @reymiguelperez6643 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@hmeffect7117 😂😂😂

  • @alec7568
    @alec7568 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I could listen to this man talk about his life for days.

  • @waytothewill
    @waytothewill ปีที่แล้ว +5

    I read his book after watching this video. It is simply incredible.

  • @a76101
    @a76101 2 ปีที่แล้ว +170

    He's so well articulated. I'm impressed.

    • @MiaogisTeas
      @MiaogisTeas 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Saudi Arabia spends a lot of money sending their young men overseas to learn English and to learn about other cultures. Yes, I wrote that correctly.

    • @a76101
      @a76101 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@MiaogisTeas I'm saudi lmao i know

    • @jacobarmour6325
      @jacobarmour6325 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      I mean many native speakers of the British isles and North American continent do not employ vocabulary such as bespectacled and bookish.

    • @StreetsOfRage2
      @StreetsOfRage2 ปีที่แล้ว

      MI6 employed him, what did you expect to hear? They're not just going to employ any old knacker.

    • @time3831
      @time3831 ปีที่แล้ว

      Arabs are very good users of any language. Most of my Arab friends are always better at using vocabularies than the rest of us foreigners.

  • @morning_glorymonster3473
    @morning_glorymonster3473 2 ปีที่แล้ว +69

    The way he described Osama reminded me of how people described Stalin in their memoirs. Stalin never raised his voice, never threatened anybody, was curtious, and soft-spoken.

    • @alwaysdisputin9930
      @alwaysdisputin9930 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      i think he threatened to kill every1

    • @LynxNGB
      @LynxNGB 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@alwaysdisputin9930 didn’t threaten he did😂

    • @Ag3nt0fCha0s
      @Ag3nt0fCha0s ปีที่แล้ว

      Stalin called Krupskaya a bitch. He was quite the rude Georgian.

    • @morning_glorymonster3473
      @morning_glorymonster3473 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Ag3nt0fCha0s Do you have a source for that?

  • @ricsia8491
    @ricsia8491 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Definitely one of the best interview series

  • @Marvin19661
    @Marvin19661 ปีที่แล้ว

    Amazing account, well done fella for doing the right thing in the end.