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17 February, 2004

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Reportedly A Washington Army National Guard soldier whose unit is deploying to Iraq was arrested Feb. 12, 2004 at Fort Lewis, Wash., for attempting to pass information about military capabilities to al Qaeda operatives.

Spc Ryan Anderson, who is a graduate from Washington State University serving as tank crewman was arrested on Thursday for aiding al Qaeda providing it information about military setups in United States.

News reports said Anderson attempted to pass information about U.S. military weaponry and vehicles and vulnerabilities to terrorists through an Internet chat room.

This is not the only incident, but a list of soldiers from US army, disposes their involvement in facilitating terrorist groups around the world.



Guardsman Arrested for Attempting to Aid Al Qaeda





What impact do you get from this recent arrest?



Which factors lie underneath attracting US soldiers and secret agents towards establishing links with terrorists ?

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Well, American soldiers are known of doing such things in Past. Every other American is only interested in making more money than to serve his country's national interest. If there hadn't been any such strict check and balance system, we would have seen all the American soldiers being sold out for few dollars.

A, Pakistan - 17 February, 2004

Oh give me a break

America has an all-volunteer army, and a military career pays far less than one could make in private life. In most cases, such as the reserves, people are leaving behind lucrative jobs to serve.
In every organization, and in every culture, there are going to be those weak individuals that are looking for an easy way to get something for nothing. If "A"'s generalization of all Americans were even slightly true, then I'd like to hear his explanation of how we manage to get anything done as a nation? Or why our military forces are so effective?

John S., United Kingdom - 17 February, 2004

Muslim soldiers - Should we trust them?

It is years that I have been saying; Muslim's allegiance is not to their country but to Islam.

Today Feb.13, 2004 the U.S. defense officials arrested a National Guardsman who tried to reach al-Qaida operatives through the Internet, offering the group information on U.S. military capabilities and weaponry.

The Associated Press reported: “Spc. Ryan G. Anderson, 26, was arrested Thursday, just days before he was to leave for duty in Iraq. He is a tank crew member from the National Guard's 81st Armor Brigade and converted to Islam during the last five years, officials said.”

“Anderson is the second Muslim soldier with Fort Lewis connections to be accused of wrongdoing related to the war on terror.

Capt. James Yee, 35, a former Fort Lewis chaplain, is accused of mishandling classified information from the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Yee ministered to Muslim prisoners there. “ Wrote Associated Press writer John J. Lumpkin."

It was a year ago when Sgt. Asan Akbar, a Muslim American soldier with the 326th Engineer Battalion, entered three tents of fellow American soldiers at 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade operations center in Kuwait and with hand grenades and his M-4 automatic rifle killed and injured more than a dozen of sleeping American soldiers and officers.

Surviving soldiers of that attack said Akbar, found cowering in a bunker with shrapnel injuries, was overheard ranting after the assault: "You guys are coming into our countries, and you're going to rape our women and kill our children."

Note the use of "our countries". Akbar was an American soldier; yet his allegiance was not to his country. He identified himself more with Saddam because he was a Muslim brother. When Saddam and his sons literally raped and killed the Iraqi women and children, he was not bothered. That was an internal problem between "brothers" that should not have concerned anyone else. But when America went to liberate Iraqis from the tyranny of the mad man Saddam, suddenly he felt "his" country is under attack.

Once again the question arises: How reliable are the Muslims living among us? Can we really trust them to serve in our military or any sensitive job in our country, when they do not have any allegiance to us and the country where they reside or are born, and do not think of themselves as Americans, British, Australian or French but first and foremost as Muslims?



Sammy Jabareen, Canada - 18 February, 2004

For Sammy

1. Money lavishes? This is what probably settled in the mind of Ryan Anderson. The first Impact i get from this incident is that Most of the Americans are rushing behind 50,000$ a year to have a better life status. Even if you read their MIND-TRAINERS, u will be amazed to see educating unconsciously to rush to that targets. The same thing Ryan did.

2. Establishment of Links between Non Muslim American Soldiers and Terrorists infers to elucidate the fanatic approach of US hawks which is so quasi that it is compelling them to fight this the way round because US military is not a democratic culture.
3. From all this situation it can be guessed that American Soldiers are fatal for the resources of Muslim Countries but also to the security of MOM-Loved society of America itself.
4. This is possibly chains of reactions against the umbrella activities of jewish elements getting best-sellers for The Lobby to the present word-what-I-Do scenario created by Ryan--- A Non Muslim American Soldier.

ahmad bilal, Pakistan - 23 February, 2004

I will be more than happy to execute Yee, the traitor. Face-to-face and with my own two hands.

Jason S., Turks And Caicos Islands - 23 February, 2004

Abort Mission Abort Mission

Well I personally feel that a few other soldiers along with this one were telling secrets of the US Military Installations along the coast of the occupied territories simply because these Soldiers are scared, they are tired and they want to go back home. By informing the Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisationa of their secrets would persuade the Terrorists to attack them which will simply result in more dead US/British Soldiers.
Well basically in short, these Soldiers have had a bad dream of going back home. They think that George W Bush cares about them and since he is getting to see Dead Bodies Of American Soldiers every single day, he would order them to withdraw back from Iraq back to the United Stated Of America...Does he really??? Really???

Young Innocent Lives are being lost while George W Bush sits in his palace having Continental meal and a 200 Yr Old $10,000.00 Wine. What a life style!! What a leader!!

Imran Ali Agha
Karachi, Pakistan

Imran Ali Agha, Pakistan - 24 February, 2004

Imran Ali Agha

Did you read my comments about muslim soldiers. Read it and then reply.
Also,about Bush's wine, do you know someone in white house? LOL or your maulvi told you that . LOL

Sammy Jabareen, Canada - 24 February, 2004

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