Skip to comments.Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons
Posted on 06/21/2009 2:19:06 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons 21 Jun 2009 21:01:19 GMT Source: Reuters By Inal Ersan
DUBAI, June 21 (Reuters) - If it were in a position to do so, Al Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons in its fight against the United States, a top leader of the group said in remarks aired on Sunday.
Pakistan has been battling al Qaeda's Taliban allies in the Swat Valley since April after their thrust into a district 100 km (60 miles) northwest of the capital raised fears the nuclear-armed country could slowly slip into militant hands.
"God willing, the nuclear weapons will not fall into the hands of the Americans and the mujahideen would take them and use them against the Americans," Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, the leader of al Qaeda's in Afghanistan, said in an interview with Al Jazeera television.
Abu al-Yazid was responding to a question about U.S. safeguards to seize control over Pakistan's nuclear weapons in case Islamist fighters came close to doing so.
"We expect that the Pakistani army would be defeated (in Swat) ... and that would be its end everywhere, God willing."
Asked about the group's plans, the Egyptian militant leader said: "The strategy of the (al Qaeda) organisation in the coming period is the same as in the previous period: to hit the head of the snake, the head of tyranny -- the United States.
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Someone needs to notify Al and let him know that Great Leader (the one who gives such wonderful speech) won the presidential election. I’m sure that once Mr. Qaeda is aware of that he will no longer hate the USA.
Peace, love and tolerance.
uh oh, trouble in PAH-KEE-STAHN for the islamist moron. (also for the guy in the article)
America is in for a rude awakening when Al Qaeda gives us another wake up call.
If Al Qaeda ever was captured in the United States planting nukes, Obama’s priority would be to get him a lawyer and show him our values.
Perhaps we just need to speak with him without setting preconditions.
Abu has the right to remain silent.
Anything he says may be used against him in a court of law. But probably not in a city his morons just nuked.
And if he *were* a Muslim, would he buy his own life from Al Qaeda by allowing unrestricted immigration of jihadists to the US?
Of course no one will be allowed to believe that they would actually use them. Say one word about it and complain and you are a racists. How dare anyone think muslims would actually kill anyone or use nukes, they are just talking big. /SAR
No news here (zero bits of information, to be exact) - we knew that already. It is probably not a stretch to say that AQ will use any weapon they can get hold of, since that's exactly what they always do.
I’ve also heard that the sky is blue.