Some illuminating revelations from the Daily Times, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
WASHINGTON: The Advertiser, an Austrialian newspaper, has come out with some startling revelations about an Al Qaeda man, a French national, captured in Australia and now being interrogated by the French.
According to a report published by the newspaper on 18 October, Willie Brigitte, the captured man, has told French investigators of his extraordinary journey from failed butcher to linchpin in an Al Qaeda plan to launch a terror attack on Australia. He has detailed the high-altitude paramilitary training he undertook in a vast camp overlooking the Himalayas in which he and thousands of jihad warriors were schooled in terrorism. He has told of how Osama Bin Laden’s allies have penetrated the Pakistani Army to thwart US efforts to crack terrorist training operations in the remote Pakistani mountain regions that border Afghanistan. A year after the French national was captured in a western Sydney apartment with documents indicating he was planning to launch an attack on Australian targets, his interrogation transcripts are said to have come into the possession of the Australian newspaper.
The transcripts are said to give a rare insight into how the networks of people prepared to join the Islamist jihad against the West function. Brigitte told investigators the camp where he was trained in the use of explosives, small arms and terrorism tactics was a sophisticated three-tiered mountain complex close to the Indo-Pakistani border. He was grouped with foreign recruits, including American and British citizens of Pakistani origin. “There were between 2,000 and 3,000 mujahideens,” Brigitte told French anti-terror judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere. “I remember it was very impressive because we gathered every morning and shouted Allah Akbar. What was more, the site was imposing since one could see the outline of the Himalayas.” The camp was run by Lashkar e Taiba (LET). Brigitte said LET was filled with soldiers from the Pakistan Army who worked to sabotage efforts by the West to fight bin Laden and his allies.
“There was complete complicity between Lashkar e Taiba and the Pakistani Army,” Brigitte said in a secret interrogation in the Paris judicial chambers of Judge Bruguiere on 3 December 2003. “Furthermore, the weapons were provided by the army. The munitions were brought in by night between the first and second levels (of the camp). “There was everything -munitions, arms and food. We had the feeling that these weapons came from the Pakistani Army….”