What? They have ‘job’ applications?
“‘It’s a membership application — just the way you or I would fill out an application for a credit card company,’ said Jack Cloonan, former head of the FBI’s Osama bin Laden squad in New York and now an ABC News consultant, who reviewed the document. ‘They’re no different.'” (emphasis mine)
I’m expected to believe that Al Qaeda is no different than a credit card company–that filling an application is for them is like filling one out for a credit card company? What?
How backwards is this type of thinking?
Al Qaeda Applications? How conveinent is that? Is there a job hotline too? What’s Osama’s office extension huh?
ABC News has the section in the article:
“Applying to Al Qaeda Inc.”
They’re Incorporated now? Heh, they might be joking yes but then again the whole article seems like a joke too, as far as the applications.
These so called convenient ‘job’ applications from Al Qaeda are supposed to be key evidence for Jose Padilla?
The guy has been held since June 9th, 2002 as an enemy combatant under an order from President Bush that classified him as such and was sent to a military brig in South Carolina without any notice to his attorney or family–and without any criminal charges being formally made against him.
“So? He’s an alleged terrorist”
Exactly alleged, it’s innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent.
The guy was held for years in military custody with no formal charges–it’s like hey, where’s habeas corpus?
So anyways after some little background, going back to the article it continues:
“‘Al Qaeda were great record keepers,” said Cloonan. “When al Qaeda was conceived of there were articles of incorporation. It was a very top to bottom organization. There was an organizational chart. You had an employment contract. … You had the remnants of an insurance plan. You have a salary … as a single member of al Qaeda, you are paid $1,000 a month. As a married member, you get paid $1,500.
‘And believe it or not if you choose to leave the group you had a buyout package. And that buyout package was $2,400 and airline tickets to wherever you wanted to go.‘” (emphasis mine)
Wow, who else but me finds that far-fetched?
I don’t doubt the effectiveness of intelligence gathering but geez, if you know what the guy ate for breakfast knew who he talked to on the cellphone, knew what he read online, knew he took flight lessons, knew he was in Germany on so and so date, knew where he lived in Germany, knew his telephone number in Germany, and blah blah and you know this a day after the terrorist attack on the U.S.–you suck, you freakin’ suck–what the freak are you doing?
Why know all the hijackers name and have all this video and oh, wow his passport was found in the debris of the Ground Zero and this and that–you know all this crap and why? –for the prevention of future terrorist attacks? Yeah, well you suck, you know all this info about these guys like days after the fact–like you have a freakin’ timeline days after the attack yet you didn’t know about the attack? Yeah face it, you freakin’ suck.
Now going back to the article–these guys know the workings of Al Qaeda know the inner workings of it–how they deal with their ’employees’–they know all these things yet they don’t know the things they should know?
Yeah I dismiss the idea of Al Qaeda ‘job’ applications.
Believe it or not, uh-huh, right about that–buyout package–insurance…wow.