Were NC terror suspect’s stories an exaggeration?

clip_image=boyd support

Were NC terror suspect’s stories an exaggeration?

Below you see the article of allegation, and then the rebuttal.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

The article of allegation:

Were NC terror suspect’s stories an exaggeration?

AP

By MIKE BAKER and ADAM GOLDMAN, Associated Press Writers Mike Baker And Adam Goldman, Associated Press Writers 2 mins ago  [August, 9, 2009]

RALEIGH, N.C. – Authorities believe Daniel Patrick Boyd used tales of fighting the Soviets alongside the mujahedeen to recruit followers into a North Carolina terrorism ring, but U.S. officials in Pakistan while Boyd was there doubt his stories.

The former officials questioned whether Boyd, 39, had any affiliation with the Islamic guerrillas, noting the Soviets had all but left Afghanistan by the time the young, blond Muslim convert arrived from America two decades ago.

Boyd’s stories were part of indictment accusing him and seven followers of planning violent jihad overseas. The indictment claims some of the men were training in military-style tactics and that all were plotting to kill, kidnap and maim in a holy war overseas.

Regardless of whether Body was ever actually involved with the mujahedeen, authorities said he was preparing for holy war and found more than two dozen weapons, a stockpile of ammunition and gas masks at his house.

In 1991, when Boyd was arrested in Pakistan and accused of bank robbery, he claimed he was set up by a bank employee who had made inappropriate advances toward his wife and tried to pilfer money from his family.

A Pakistani court sentenced Boyd and his brother Charles to have a hand and foot lopped off under Islamic law, but those types of punishments are rarely enforced. Boyd deemed it a “court of infidels,” and when an appeals court overturned the convictions in October 1991, Boyd said “the truth has finally come out.”

Yet the truth came into question when prosecutors released an audio tape of Boyd talking in May to a person prosecutors have said is an unidentified witness. On the tape, Boyd vowed that he had changed since his time in jail in Pakistan.

“We were also young and dumb and not thinking straight,” Boyd said on the tape, played during a court hearing last week. “Here we have lots of talent, lots of experience, lots of brains.”

In the grandiose claim secretly caught on the tape, Boyd then talked of returning to those exploits, discussing the merits of “hitting the Wells Fargo trucks and banks.” He said the money was insured, so banks get hurt but people don’t. He argued the financial system was the main ammunition of the “Kuffar” — Arabic for nonbelievers.

“We must be ready for the sake of Allah,” he said.

Elizabeth Jones, who was deputy chief of mission for the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, was involved in trying to free the Boyd brothers from jail in 1991. She said she never received any information that they had been involved with any mujahedeen group.

“It’s fairly unlikely, if you ask me,” Jones said. “I would have heard about it at the time. If there was any concern about his associations, we would have known about it.”

“I think he has an active imagination,” she said.

Prosecutors are using the stories to describe Boyd as a veteran of terrorist training camps in Afghanistan who fought against the Soviet Union.

Boyd once told FBI agents about the Russians going on a 23-day siege of a training camp, including the use of Scud missiles. Separately, on an audio tape from May, he brags about watching an ammunition plane crash in Khost, Afghanistan.

“It was at least a mile away from me, and that explosion filled the horizon,” Boyd told the witness on the recording. “Boooom. And I’m like, ‘God almighty, Allahu Akbar.’ The whole mountain just let loose on some tracer ammunition. ‘Allahu Akbar.’ It took ’em down. That was something to be proud of. I was high, high, high. Yeah, that was something.” The mujahedeen did lay siege to Khost in 1991, fighting against the Soviet-backed Afghan government, but former state and intelligence officials don’t recall an ammunition plane crashing.

Milton Bearden, a highly respected former CIA officer who was station chief in Pakistan from 1986 to the summer of 1989, doubted Boyd’s stories. For starters, he said the Soviets started withdrawing officially on May 15, 1988, after the Geneva Accords were signed. The withdrawal ended Feb. 15, 1989.

Boyd’s mother has said Boyd went to Pakistan in October 1989.

“It makes no sense that a 19-year-old American shows up to train for a fight that’s over,” Bearden said. “There were some major battles in 1988 when the Soviets did major sweeps in the east and even in the south but 23-day battles don’t make any sense. And besides, a 23-day battle at a training camp doesn’t make any sense. None of this is calibrating.”

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Lester W. Grau, who co-authored a book about the mujahedeen fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, also questioned Boyd’s story.

“No one would defend a training camp,” said Grau, a researcher and occasional lecturer at the Foreign Military Studies Office at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. “The only thing the mujahedeen would defend are their supply depots and supply points. They can’t live without those. But a training camp? We are talking a couple of buildings and an obstacle course. There’s no reason to dig in your heels and stay there.”

Goldman contributed from New York.

(This version CORRECTS that the ex-US officials were in Pakistan, not Middle East)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090809/ap_on_re_us/us_nc_terror_arrests

http://www.wral.com/news/national_world/national/story/5759891/

and

Ex-US officials doubt boastful stories from accused NC terror leader who trained in Mideast

Ex-US officials doubt boastful stories from accused NC terror leader who trained in Mideast

http://blog.taragana.com/n/ex-us-officials-doubt-boastful-stories-from-accused-nc-terror-leader-who-trained-in-mideast-135061/

http://tweetmeme.com/story/135913484/were-nc-terror-suspects-stories-an-exaggeration-yahoo-news

http://www.wral.com/news/national_world/national/story/5759891/

http://wake.mync.com/site/wake/news|Sports|Lifestyles/story/39794/were-terror-suspects-stories-an-exaggeration

http://raleigh.mync.com/site/raleigh/news/story/39794/were-terror-suspects-stories-an-exaggeration

and on and on….

<><><><><><><><><><>><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

The rebuttal

Daniel Patrick (Saifullah) Boyd, a man righteous man of intense faith vouched by all those that know him and witness him as an morally upright man of integrity, a man acutely concerned about human suffering and injustices, gives his solemn testimony as a person who witnessed and partook in the US sponsored and supported Jihad events of the late 1980’s and early 90’s, swearing oaths by God Almighty as His Witness, and then some paid crackpot employees take their from the hip cheap pot shots to downplay his heroic role and his testimonials of what he personally witnessed in the field of battle!

After the “Soviets” retreated in humiliation in 1989, does that mean the special ops commandoes, trainers, pilots, advisors etc did not remain to prop up the local communist puppets? What was the proxy war all about?

What 2009 agenda is this?

Must we forget the heroic “Reagan Doctrine,” when patriotism called for valiant sacrifice against the “Evil Empire” of International Communism, and that President Reagan said while introducing some leaders of the Afghan Mujahedeen (from the word Jihad) to media on the White House lawns (1985): “These gentlemen are the moral equivalents of America’s founding fathers.”???

What is this malicious reviling of heroism?

Should we revile the noble sacrifices of those in Vietnam and all others cold war countries, who fought valiantly against the evil empire of international communism?

What does support our troops really mean?

Once a large troop of Russians/communists were attacking a Afghan Mujahid outpost, and only two of the Mujahedeen were in this post at the time, and they returned the fire as best they could but rather feebly in comparison, and suddenly the Russians/ communists retreated rapidly, and later it was asked what happened. They testified that the two looked over and saw that that the large machine guns were shooting at the enemy “as if by themselves.”

Will these paid officials swear by God Almighty that this is not true and the curse of God be upon them if they lie, when Daniel Patrick (Saifullah) Boyd swears by God Almighty that it is true avowing the curse of God upon the liars, as a personal witness and testimonial?

Allah is Witness of all, and He is the Best of Witnesses.

All must stand up before Him on Judgment Day for Accounting.

See stories, testimonies of the courageous Mujahedeen:

And after the martyr Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Azzam was murdered/assassinated in Peshawar Pakistan by a road-side bomb while on the way to Friday Juma’ah prayers, a witness saw rain in a dream: each droplet was representative picture of Abdullah Azzam!

See

Abdullah Yusuf Azzam: The Signs of Ar-Rahman in the Jihad of the Afghan

(A fully checked and revised version of a book listing over a hundred eyewitness alleged accounts of miracles experienced by the Mujahideen in the Soviet-Afghan Jihad, from perfumed bodies of martyrs to accounts of angels helping the Mujahideen, and other claims..)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_Yusuf_Azzam

See so many other accounts.

Search, Seek, Reflect, Repeat, Repent

The Truth will set You Free.

<><><><>><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

And lest we forget recent history of the “Reagan Doctrine”

when patriotism called for sacrifice against the “Evil Empire” of International Communism;

and lest we forget………

[President Reagan is reported to have said while introducing some leaders of the Afghan Mujahideen (from the word Jihad) to media on the White House lawns (1985):“These gentlemen are the moral equivalents of America’s founding fathers.” The quote has been reported as mentioned, and others say that this is confirmed for his saying about the Nicaragua Contras and not the Afghani Mujahedeen, but as it has been said, he could have said it for them given his doctrine and track record]

regean-afghan-ovaloffice

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

reagan-afgan day

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

{Of the US support given to the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan: the stinger}

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg

{Of the Soviet (Russian)  support given to the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan: the R.P.G.}

afgh-rpg-o9

afgh-rpg-0000wi

We will not Forget History, for it is even in our rugs of commemoration:

afgh-RUG-brug956a

Some beautiful Arabic Islamic Calligraphy:

arabi-fath

><><><><><><><><><

<<<<<<>>>>>>

Each piece of truth is like finding a diamond, a pearl;  and the truth will set you free

seek, ask, reflect, repent,

Ask and you will receive

Pearl1

<>

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s