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Propaganda event or the real deal?
Posted by: McQ on Monday, June 18, 2007

From ABC:
Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com.

Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9.

[...]

The tape shows Taliban military commander Mansoor Dadullah, whose brother was killed by the U.S. last month, introducing and congratulating each team as they stood.

"These Americans, Canadians, British and Germans come here to Afghanistan from faraway places," Dadullah says on the tape. "Why shouldn't we go after them?"

The leader of the team assigned to attack Great Britain spoke in English.

"So let me say something about why we are going, along with my team, for a suicide attack in Britain," he said. "Whether my colleagues, companions and Muslim brothers die today or tonight, every drop of our blood will invigorate the Muslim (unintelligible)."
The report goes on to say that US intelligence officials described it as "an aggressive and sophisticated propaganda campaign." Others, such as Richard Clarke (big surprise) take it very seriously.

I have no idea, but given the short bit of video I saw, I wasn't at all impressed with the "fervor" of this particular bunch of jihadists. It could very well be a propaganda piece.

The only interesting thing about the whole story, actually, was the claim that there were a number of Americans, Canadians, British and Germans in the group. Whether it's true or not, it would be something which a bunch of terrorists would want you to believe.
 
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hmm. If true I guess they didn’t get the memo that they were supposed to wait until our troops left so they could follow the troops home.

i guess southwest offered unbeatable fares and they decided to head over early.
 
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It’s a Rovian propaganda effort designed to distract from the president’s dismal approval ratings, the Iraq quagmire, the Bush Immigrant Amnesty bill, and the worst economy since Hoover!

I QUESTION THE TIMING!
 
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