Al Qaida Training Camps Now in Pakistan

Bush September 20th 2001 Congress speechFrom ABC News — (subtitle) New Training Camps Seen in Pakistan:

And footage shows al Qaeda seems to have set up new training camps inside Pakistan, similar to the ones that were dismantled in Afghanistan. The tapes show a new generation of militants, some no older than 10 or 12, carrying automatic weapons.

Rewind to the September 20th, 2001 address by Bush to Congress and the American people:

And tonight, the United States of America makes the following demands on the Taliban: Deliver to United States authorities all the leaders of al Qaeda who hide in your land. Release all foreign nationals, including American citizens, you have unjustly imprisoned. Protect foreign journalists, diplomats and aid workers in your country. Close immediately and permanently every terrorist training camp in Afghanistan, and hand over every terrorist, and every person in their support structure, to appropriate authorities. Give the United States full access to terrorist training camps, so we can make sure they are no longer operating.

I await a similar address to Pakistan, but the cynic in me knows this is going to get shoved under the rug and out of sight hard and fast by the administration.

Because hey, at least the vaporware WMDs in Iraq won’t be falling into their hands anytime soon, word.

» Al Qaeda Clashes Caught on Tape [ABC News]
» George W. Bush’s Address to Congress and the American People [transcript]

Stephen VanDyke

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1 Comment
  1. I agree with you on this one. Pakistan is not our friend. We are giving them some type of friendly treatment when many of them would do us great harm. I cannot figure out our diplomacy toward some countries such as Pakistan and Saudia Arabia just to name two of many. I say slam dunk the so called no man’s land within the Afghan and Pakistan border if that’s what it takes to root out our enemies in that region.