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Posted: 7/26/2002 5:04:03 PM EST
Not sure if this has been posted..but, it is disturbing. Read. ABC news.com British authorities also thought that militants from overseas were training in the United States to take advantage of America's gun laws, sources told ABCNEWS. The looming question for law enforcement is whether there is a connection between the camp and the al Qaeda terror network. An investigation by Britain's Scotland Yard led to the discovery of the camp in Marion, Ala. The facility is called "Ground Zero USA." Bullet-riddled police cars and a school bus with mannequin targets are scattered around the property. Inside a huge shed is an equally macabre scene — shot-up mannequins, male and female, in domestic settings, some with red, blood-like stains on them. Ground Zero's operators promised state-of-the-art, world-class training in automatic weapons, urban warfare, SWAT tactics and martial arts, supposedly to fight terror attacks. Marion Police Chief Tony Buford said he became suspicious of the use of police cars and buses as targets. "It was rumored that the camp here was used as training site for possible people that were sent here to do bodily harm to Americans," Buford told ABCNEWS. Web Site Provides Terror Link The suspected terror ties of the Alabama camp were unknown until after Sept. 11, when officials in London arrested an accused al Qaeda supporter, Zain-ul-Albidin He is charged with operation of a Web site, under the name of Sakina Security, allegedly recruiting Muslims for an Islamic jihad or holy war. He is now on trial in London. The site, since taken down by British authorities, described what seemed to be the Alabama camp, including live-fire exercises at a state-of-the-art shooting range in the United States — something that would not be legal in Britain. "In the United States, it is not illegal for anyone to receive military training, high-grade military training," said Rohan Gunaratna, author of Inside Al Qaeda. The actual owners of camp, who are also British, say it was used primarily to train law enforcement personnel. Officials consider them unwitting accomplices. The camp owners declined to talk to ABCNEWS. Scale of Secret Camps Unknown It is not known how many holy war recruits came through the camp or when. But the FBI is now investigating a number of suspected training camps around the country. "We know of a number of cases where Islamic terrorists came and training in this country in the early 1990s. It is likely that this scale of training is still continuing," Gunaratna said. The most radical and belligerent of London's Islamic clerics, Abu Hamza, told ABCNEWS in a phone call that America's laws make such paramilitary training easy, "like a picnic." British intelligence officials told ABCNEWS they are closely examining alleged ties between Hamza, who is said to have recruited alleged "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui, and Zain-ul-Albidin. Can it be? [b][blue]NAKED[/blue][/b]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 5:26:04 PM EST
I heard about this yesterday. I was talking to people at work today about it and they had not heard a thing. I don't think it's being covered as well as it should. "The actual owners of camp, who are also British, say it was used primarily to train law enforcement personnel." -- Right, law enforcement shoots up school buses full of mannequins all of the time.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 5:47:41 PM EST
Somehow I doubt these "British" owners have had citizenship long or look much like Prince Charles.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 12:20:44 AM EST
They a blip of a story on the local news here on it. Just be ready at your next AR15.com shoot they could call it a terrorist training ground.
Link Posted: 7/27/2002 12:31:31 AM EST
Ha ha, they have been found out! What do you think they have in store for us next ? Lock & load boys ...we may have target practice in our neighborhoods ! It is quite apparent that they have been planning to break into your home at dinner and start blasting away ! They want to bring terrorism to the USA just like the Isralies deal with on a daily basis .Even if we could "nuke" the bastards over there , the question remains , how many of these fucks are hiding out here in the USA as "sleepers " ? Only time will tell.
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