Yeah, *That* Global War Against Islamo-Terrorism

Regarding those Islamic terror-bots given life sentences on Monday in London:

An American computer programmer who later became an FBI informant told [the] court during 17 days of testimony that he ran training camps in Pakistan for Islamic [terrorists] and nurtured a generation of homegrown British terrorists.

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Flanked by U.S. marshals on the witness stand, [Mohammed] Babar — who prosecutors said is the first FBI informant to testify in a British terror case — described how the plot [to bomb targets in London] developed in the cramped Mosques of surburban England….

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Babar pleaded guilty in the United States in 2004 to smuggling money and military supplies to a senior al Qaeda figure and awaits sentencing.

The slightly built Yankees fan from Queens described how he mingled with [Islamic] radicals from the fall of 2001, when he quit his job as a computer programmer and left New York for [Pakistan]….

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‘We were shown a couple of videos, video wills of those people who carried out 9/11,’ Babar said. ‘Everyone at the [2002] meeting agreed with it, everyone was in praise of those who carried it out.’

Arrested in New York in 2004, Babar has since given evidence to prosecutors in Britain, the United States, and Pakistan.

That sort of account should place various aspects of the GWOT — i.e., warrantless surveillance and other invasive law enforcement techniques — into their rightful perspectives.

Unless, of course, you’re drain bamaged.

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