“Terror suspect admits to acquiring weapons,” from AP, with thanks to Nicolei:
Toronto: A Canadian terror suspect confessed to buying guns and rocket launchers for Al Qaida to use against US forces in Afghanistan, according to a court filing on Monday.
In an affidavit submitted to the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, where Abdullah Khadr appeared at a preliminary hearing, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Corporal Richard Jenkins wrote that Khadr admitted ties to senior Al Qaida members.
The suspect confessed to buying guns and rocket launchers for them in Afghanistan. Khadr also admitted to a role in an unspecified plot to assassinate Pakistan’s prime minister.
According to the affidavit, it is alleged that his father and some of his brothers had fought for Al Qaida and even stayed with the terror network’s leader, Osama Bin Laden….
[Khadr] is alleged to have bought AK-47 and mortar rounds, rocket-propelled grenades and containers of mine components for Al Qaida….
The affidavit said he received military training at a camp in Afghanistan for four months in the mid-1990s and that he continued buying arms beyond 2003 after his father died. Pakistani intelligence officers picked him up in a car in Islamabad on October 12, 2004, and he was returned to Canada earlier this month.
On Sunday, defence lawyer Dennis Edney accused the US of participating in the unspecified “abuse” of Abdullah Khadr in a Pakistani prison.
Sure. We have seen that gambit many, many times before.