This story, from the AP, doesn't seem to be getting much attention yet:
"RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina man trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan has been charged along with six of his alleged recruits with conspiring to support terrorism and traveling overseas to participate in "violent jihad," according to an indictment unsealed Monday."
Boy, wait until the wingnuts get hold of this, right?
"The indictment said Boyd, a U.S. citizen, trained in Afghanistan and fought there between 1989 and 1992 against the Soviet Union before returning to the United States..."
That would be during the presidency of George Bush the first, when the jihadists were supported by the United States, and these lunatics were our guys. I wonder if the man who got his terrorist training in Afghanistan will be allowed to point out that we were financing the people who trained him?
Blowback is a bitch. Green Eagles's first principle of International Relations: Supporting the bad guys always ends up badly, even when the bad guys are fighting with other bad guys. Barack, think about that, when you try to figure out what to do about Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.