Skip to comments.Inside the Ring - China-trained Taliban
Posted on 06/21/2002 2:45:50 AM PDT by lavaroiseEdited on 07/12/2004 3:54:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
China's military provided training for Afghanistan's Taliban militia and its al Qaeda supporters, according to a U.S. intelligence report.
The intelligence was obtained from anti-Taliban Afghan sources. It was surprising to U.S. analysts because China is a target of Islamic separatists, who are known to have been trained in terrorist camps in Afghanistan.
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As you know, I have been suspicious of possible Chinese involvement in 9/11 all along. I think there is a good chance we are going to see more stories of activity behind the scenes on the part of China.
And I hereby predict that we won't. It's a "red" herring. Gertz is at it again.
Some military planners are advocating a slow, disguised buildup of land forces and aircraft so as not to spark a pre-emptive strike by Saddam Hussein. Planners fully expect Saddam to unleash all the weaponry at his disposal including chemical and biological warheads if he feels his regime and his power are at stake. President Bush wants to topple Saddam before his first term ends, but has not approved a war plan.
The timeframe for removing Saddam keeps getting pushed out, as I predicted it would, months ago. Now we're talking another three years. Basically, nothing serious is going to happen to Saddam Hussein until we are in a position to neutralize the threat outlined in the anthrax letters. That is the overriding issue, and any discussion that you see or read that does not feature it front-and-center is bogus pablum.
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