posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 11:17 AM
I few interesting thoughts come to mind when I was reading about this.
I think it is interesting how the Algerians are saying that the terrorist “sounded Canadian”, I know as a European I am also getting into trouble
by Canadians for mistaking their accent for American. Could be possible we are actually looking at a American.
Also I think it is important what this means in the bigger picture, press reports have stated that the terrorists came from a number of countries
including Turkey, Libya and even one terrorist who had duel French citizenship. So I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a Canadian, however it
could be a Canadian with dual citizenship who has been in Africa for years in which case this is worrying but not terrifyingly so.
What could be a problem is if this is a Canadian national, it suggests a couple of things to intelligence analysts that could be a worry. Firstly the
question is why would a Canadian end up in that position, the answer is probably that he has gone to a training camp and ended up attached to AQIM and
then eventually ended up I this splinter group. The second problem is how did he end up getting to the training camp that is what will have CSIS
worried. The way this would usually be done is that a Muslim in the community becomes radicalised usually online or at some kind of Islamic community
group in his country of birth, in this case possibly Canada. If it is the case of the later, that he became radicalised in the community then this
would prove that in Canada right now there is an active Al-Qa’ida cell that are recruiting and sending radicalised individuals out to AQIM training
camps. It also means they might be planning something, they might be possibly.
Now I know I am overthinking this possibly but I would further deuce that because AQIM is a evolution of a terrorist group called AIG whose targets
where primarily French(AQIM also targets france) that this hypothetical terrorist cell may be in French Canada, possibly Quebec quite close the
America and as such could be used to launch attacks inside America. Therefore not only will the Canadians be worried about this but the Americans will
also be worried.
edit on 22-1-2013 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)