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Al Qaeda Has Got Some Shiny New Equipment

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posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 07:38 PM
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Taliban and jihadee fighters have now got themselves some shiny new equipment. High-tech communications equipment, sophisticated weapons and explosive devices as well as plenty of ammunition.


Douglas Farah: Growing Signs that al Qaeda has Money to Burn

August 19, 2005


There is growing evidence in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond that al Qaeda and its allies are newly flush with cash, able to buy new weapons, more sophisticated communications equipment and deadlier and more complex explosives.

Among the new weapons wreaking havoc for NATO troops in Afghanistan are portable surface-to-air missles, a lethal arm whose use had diminished considerably when the Taliban initially collapsed. Sources recently on the ground in Afghanistan and the tribal areas in neighboring Pakistan said it was striking to see that most of the Taliban and jihadee fighters now had new weapons, plenty of ammunition and new communications equipment, some that offered significant encryption capabilities.

Click the link for the full article...

I wonder if this is just the start of worse to come.


[edit on 2005/8/19 by Hellmutt]




posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 08:15 PM
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its somthing to worry about, makes it easier to prevent them from trying to get high tech weaponry that would significantly help them cause more casualties among coalition troops as well as Afghans who are in the process of an election on September. dont know if the number of troops would be significant. we have been keeping about 18,000 coalition troops in Afghanistan for 4 years and fighting against the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies from Pakistan.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 08:51 PM
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Support for them must be high. Where do they get all the cash to buy this stuff?



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 09:11 PM
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Who is supporting them?

Perhaps the eyes should turn to the Arab world specially Saudi. I will not be surprised if most of the money comes from some of the members of the Saud family.

Follow the money trail.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Support for them must be high. Where do they get all the cash to buy this stuff?


Don't you know that the White House is funding them?

But seriously, I'm sure that the Whabbists out there are still getting the money out there. I mean they have to be doing something with all this extra oil money cause it sure ain't going to their citizens, but thats another topic. The former Baathists in Iraq are also probably swimming in money still from the fall of Saddam. At least some of the former funding that was in the West has dried up for them.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 09:15 PM
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Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction...Now weapons are being produced under our watchful eyes


What is wrong with this picture?



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Support for them must be high. Where do they get all the cash to buy this stuff?


Most likely from the combination of thriving heroin sales, sympathizing factions within the Pakistani ISI/military and "low-profile" princes in the house of saud/uae. Waziristan Express - membership has its privileges.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Who is supporting them?

Perhaps the eyes should turn to the Arab world specially Saudi. I will not be surprised if most of the money comes from some of the members of the Saud family.

Follow the money trail.


(standing up and clapping to marg) marg right on the mark, give the woman a cigar.

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Though it's a far cry from the mass movement that overran most of the country in the 1990s, today's Taliban is fighting a guerrilla war with new weapons, including portable anti-aircraft missiles, and equipment bought with cash sent through Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, according to Afghan and Western officials. While it was in power, the Taliban provided safe haven to bin Laden and al-Qaida.

The money is coming from "rogue elements and factional elements living in the Middle East," Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak asserted in an interview with Knight Ridder.

"Al-Qaida is channeling money and equipment," said Lt. George Hughbanks, a U.S. Army intelligence officer in Zabul province, one of the worst hit by the Taliban insurgency.


no doubt u can add the drug money as well to add to the slush funds of Al Qaida and fake Musilm charities.



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 09:17 PM
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Who knows they are probably ordered before the collpse in Iraq and Taliban.

They use the last dollars and paid for the stuff.

Although it took the sellers 2-3years to deliver (-_-;

Edited:
Read a thread and remember this... "Arafat's bank Swiss bank accounts"..

Probably the money from there too.

[edit on 19-8-2005 by Humster]



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 09:54 PM
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This is easy:


Iran, Syria, and Suadi.

Meet you in down town Terhan soon!



posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 10:24 PM
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For sure as someone noted...def. due to drug sales...plus they don't have a country to take care of ....they only now need to worry about the soldiers....the Goverment put there is resposible to take care (schools, hospitals etc. etc.) so for sure any money coming in from drugs and trade (blackmarket)....would be more then enough to buy NEW stuff.

Just wonder what there buying that we don't know


With the rockets fired in Jordan at the warship is prob. just the tip of the iceberg....oh...y'a we don't have many of them either


Y'r Canadian friend,
Sven


Sep

posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by skippytjc
This is easy:


Iran, Syria, and Suadi.


I would go more with Saudi Arabian, Pakistan and probebly some elements in central Asia.



posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Who is supporting them?

Perhaps the eyes should turn to the Arab world specially Saudi. I will not be surprised if most of the money comes from some of the members of the Saud family.

Follow the money trail.

I tend to agree with you here. I heard John Loftus say that as long as the oil is kept from flowing out of Iraq, due to insurgency, the Saudis will continue to make money hand over fist.

Meanwhile they speak out of the other corner of their mouth and tell us how they are committed to the WoT.



posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Support for them must be high. Where do they get all the cash to buy this stuff?


They get their support from the "tiny minority of extremists" that Islamapologists would say has nothing to do with Islam.



posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 02:10 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Who is supporting them?

Perhaps the eyes should turn to the Arab world specially Saudi. I will not be surprised if most of the money comes from some of the members of the Saud family.

Follow the money trail.


I don't know if I have ever once agreed with you before, but there is a first time for everything.

Add Iran, Syria, and Qatar (spl?) to that list, and hell may freez over yet.



posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Who is supporting them?

Perhaps the eyes should turn to the Arab world specially Saudi. I will not be surprised if most of the money comes from some of the members of the Saud family.

Follow the money trail.


How easily we all forget when Jihad was declared against the Soviet Union back in the 70's. Who was the biggest money suppliers? The CIA and Saudi Arabia. Well now it's 2005 and Jihad has been declared against the United States. Doesn't take a genious to figure it out. Also you'll notice that the Sauds have been doing mucho sweep up in their own country when it comes to Jihad cells. It would appear that King Abdullah is playing the part, or perhaps pretending to do so.



posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by Freedom_for_sum
They get their support from the "tiny minority of extremists" that Islamapologists would say has nothing to do with Islam.


Exactly how big or small of a percentage is this "tiny minority of extremists" that you speak of. Is it 1% of the Muslim Population? Now consider that there are, give or take, 1 Billion Muslims in the world? How many is that? Nah nothing to worried about at all. I'm sure were worried about nothing.



posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by pavil

How many is that? Nah nothing to worried about at all. I'm sure were worried about nothing.


Yes you should be very worry, from the muslin population we are told that the extremist is just a fraction.

But we have to understand that the entire middle east is against the US in their lands.

Only a fraction wants us there.

Taking that in consideration it doesn't take much persuasion to rally supporters against the US.

Saudi Arabia money was behind the 9/11 financing of the attacks, even when the Saudi Government played innocent to the money from certain members of the Royal family going to terrorist.

They defended themselves saying that they donate money to many organizations and that they have not clue how and for what is used.

I feel that Saudi is involve with terrorist groups financially and Pakistan is housing them and giving them security along with other nations in the middle east, they will protect each other.

For some reason I do not trust Pakistan at all.



posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 07:03 PM
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Whoops, check this out. Al Qaeda pays scientists from Russia and Pakistan to maintain their nuclear weapons. Apparently they already got nuclear weapons and needs to maintain them...


The Times of India: 'Russians too maintain Qaida's N-arsenal'

AUGUST 21, 2005


Terror outfit al- Qaida is paying nuclear scientists from Russia and Pakistan to maintain its existing nuclear arsenal and assemble additional weapons, claims a forthcoming book by a former FBI consultant.

Quoting documents purportedly seized in Afghanistan, the author Paul Williams said the terror group also plans to assemble its own nuclear weapons with fissile material it purchased on the black market over a period of ten years.

In the book The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organied Crime and the Coming Apocalypse, he contends that al-Qaida has already planted in the US nuclear weapons it obtained from the Soviet Union.

"It has obtained 40 of them from the Soviet Union and these include suitcase nukes, nuclear mines, artillery shells and even some missile warheads,"he said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

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[edit on 2005/8/21 by Hellmutt]



posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction...Now weapons are being produced under our watchful eyes


What is wrong with this picture?


What is wrong with the picture is that some are continuing to look into and blame the wrong places. There are no weapons being produced in Iraq as you have so indicated by using the Saddam and WMDs reference.

This "shiny new equipment" has been under scrutiny by some of us for a time.
Which Government is backing Al-Qaeda?

And this on Iranian arms smuggling:
British Capture Weapons on the Iran Border.




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