ABC News says Afghan suicide squads heading for Canada, other countries
June 19, 2007 11:12am CST
Should I be scared and worried? The attached report has not been independently verified. Do you think this is propaganda or will suicide bombers appear in Canada and other Western countries? WASHINGTON (CP) - There's a report that large teams of newly-trained suicide bombers are being sent from Afghanistan to Canada, the United States and other countries. ABC News is reporting the recruits were introduced at an al-QaidaTaliban training camp graduation ceremony in Afghanistan earlier this month. According to the network, a Pakistani journalist was invited to attend and take pictures as some 300 recruits, including boys as young as 12, were supposedly sent off on their suicide missions. There was no independent confirmation of the report. But the network has posted a video on its website, which it says shows Taliban military commander Mansoor Dadullah introducing and congratulating each team as they stood. Dadaullah's brother was killed by U.S. forces last month. ABC quoted Dadaullah as saying,"These Americans, Canadians, British and Germans come here to Afghanistan from faraway places. Why shouldn't we go after them?" The report comes at a time when resurgent Taliban fighters are stepping up attacks on coalition and Afghan forces inside the country. For full details see attached source Source:http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/taliban_tape
• United States
4 Aug 07
I believe that no matter the source of this report, we have to be vigilant each and every day and report what is necessary when it comes to suspicious activity, not just within the borders of the United States, but within the borders of other western nations such as Canada and our neighbors South. Should we be scared and worried? No. We can rid ourselves of fear and worry as long as we all do our part to report suspicious activity. Terror squads are probably already here. It is possible that they are watching our every move. I think there may be some that are monitoring sites like MyLot and MySpace and we should watch how people react to our discussions. I am not saying that either of these sites are harboring terrorists and allowing them to see how we feel about things, but I will say this, they are everywhere and they will do everything they will to harm us. We must stay on the offensive and keep them on the defensive. Both the Taliban and Al-Queda are fighting a defensive war in both Iraq and Afghanistan. That is why they continue to use IEDs and small arms fire to get at our troops. The longer we fight them on their territory, the less of them that will be alive to come into our borders and try to harm us.