Great write up on al-Qaeda training tapes

As I have mentioned before I attended John Holschen’s class on the al-Qaeda training tapes.  Other than actually taking the class this news report gives the best detail on the contents of the class I have seen.  A sample:

The training video shows al-Qaida operatives practicing the following kinds of assaults:

  • using pickup trucks with shooters concealed in the bed of the trucks;
  • using motorcycles as a shooting platform for drive-bys and assassinations;
  • execution of prisoners;
  • ambushes of law-enforcement officers;
  • residential assassinations;
  • assassination on a golf course using a rocket-propelled grenade and rifle fire;
  • drive-up kidnapping of target walking on a street;
  • use of tunnels, storm drains and sewers for infiltration during urban raids;
  • rappelling from rooftops of buildings to make entry on upper floors;
  • use of motorcycles for grenade attacks; and
  • raids on buildings with large numbers of occupants – perhaps schools or office buildings.

Analysts point out that all scenarios involving prisoners and hostages ended in execution. None included plans for negotiated settlements for escape by terrorists.

“They plan to kill the prisoners and die in place,” wrote Holschen.

There is no point in complying with orders, they say. Those who do not resist ultimately will be rewarded with ritual execution in front of television cameras, according to the tactics and techniques captured on this video.

 When asked if these techniques are intended for use in the U.S., one military intelligence operative said without hesitation, “Yes.”

Read it all.  This is WW III and whether you realize it or not if you are not a Muslim you are considered a combatant.