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Posted on 05/17/2005 9:59:22 AM PDT by proust
Al Qaeda Training Manual
Since NEWSWEaK and other media outlets do not seem to be interested in what Al Qaeda members are trained to do especially with regards to rumors and treatment in prison, I would like to point them to the Al Qaeda Training Manual siezed in Machester England. Any COMPLETE report would that discusses allegations made by Al Qaeda members held prisoner would include this information BEFORE the allegations to put those charges in the context, since this is part of the most basic Al Qaeda training.
First, on page 13 in the FIRST LESSON, the manual lists Missions Required of the Military Organization ("the Military Organization is how Al Qaeda refers to itself in the manual). On this top eight list, sitting at number five, we have:
5. Spreading rumors and writing statements that instigate people against the enemy.
So Al Qaeda understands the basic purpose of their organization, along with blowing up things, is spreading rumors. NEWSWEaK should also understand that this is pretty much Isikoffs agenda as well.
Now, what things are Al Qaeda members are suppose to do when captured? Again, I refer you to the Traning Manual, Lesson Eighteen, Prison and Detention Centers, Page 176.
1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators] before the judge. 2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.
So, before they are even captured, Al Qaeda members are taught to make public accusations of torture. This is not only part of their training, but IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING they are taught to do while in prison. While in prison, spreading rumors is the only one of their eight missions that they can fulfill. Without independent corroboration, such charges are less than groundless. You might say that they were a planned part of a conspiracy.
Gary Gagliardi @ 5/16/2005 - 8:19 am
I'm sure that Newsweek will include this in their final report.
The wrong group of people is in GITMO.
Ashcroft brought the manual before the Senate hearings at if I remember correctly, during his presentation on the Patriot Act. I'm not sure it was even referenced in the newspaper the next day and I don't remember it being publicized on the TV.
Ashcroft brought the manual before the Senate hearings at if I remember correctly, during his presentation on the Patriot Act.Wonder if Janet Reno ever did that?
Seriously--whose word are we going to believe: suspected terrorists who, even if they aren't terrorists, would like the USA to be humiliated and/or destroyed, or those of the gov't sworn to protect this nation?
Yes, it was a huge break in the WOT, so naturally it was buried.
DOJ put the manual here: http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/trainingmanual.htm
excellent analysis of it here: Secrets and Lies: The Al Qaeda Training Manual
Everyone give them a new label, banner, tag line:
Newsweek = Weak News
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