Let's get one fact straight.
There is NOTHING that the Canadian Government can charge Khadr with in Canada. His advocates know that, even when they lie and demand that he be returned to Canada for trial. Therefore, the very second Khadr lands feet dry in Canada he will be free to walk.
He will have to be under surveillence 24 hours x 365. that's roughly 3 agents per shift, 3 shifts a day at $70,000 annual per agent. Add admin costs and we will be paying a million a year to shadow Khadr for years if not forever.
And, even that shadowing will not keep him from going on a gun or knife rage and killing a group of people before the agents following can take him down. There would be no way of preventing him from having the free contacts at home where he could be slipped a gun, or an explosive device for the "allahakbar rampage". If he survives he gets a lifetime of free meals and cable tv at Millhaven.
I see and hear lots of emotional comments that keep repeating "but, he's just a boy!".
No, he's not. Maybe long long ago he once was...... but he's not now. And never will be again.
He is a very disturbed adult. He is an enemy of our country, and our culture. An enemy with weapons training, combat experience, and a whole lot to be enraged about. And, he is from a culture that taught him to care nothing about his own life as long he can take the maximum of infidels into death with him.
Every day he is in US custody is another safer day we all live here.
As I've said before and will repeat...."THANK-YOU STEPHAN HARPER"!!
Finally someone has grown a pair and put a foot down.
Leave this terrorist behind bars where he belongs.
If he finds it a bit lonely, ship the rest of his family to Cuba as well.
Get Out of Canada, Khadr Family.
He moved out of Canada in 1996... He was raised mostly in Pakistan...
His home is with the Taliban... release him already so he can strap a bomb to his chest and finish his life mission.
Okay, the first time I went to training I was 11-and-a-half years old. … My brother was 12 and we went to Khalden. We took the first course, which is the assault rifles course. We stayed in the course for two months and then we went back to Pakistan.
And then since like, I could say since '92 until 2003 I've been to Khalden like five times. I took an assault rifle course, explosive-making course, snipers, pistols, and … a course that includes all of these.
[What is your memory of the night President Clinton sent cruise missiles to attack the training camp after the African embassy bombings?]
I noticed something in the sky. There was something that was like lightning and you know, flashing. So I just watched it and there was like, there was like three, four camps around the area. I was in Al Farooq, which was like second to the Americans, to hit it second. Jihad Wel was the one they thought Osama was in, so they started bombing it. They started bombing it, right away I ducked and I stayed on the floor, on the ground. And then they just started, you know, hitting all the camps and they hit our camp too. And you know, there were just explosives going around everywhere. After everything was done, I was the one that drove the injured people because there was like almost five, six injured people. I drove back to Khost. …
[When you were going to these camps, was there ever a time that you kind of believed in bin Laden and believed in the Al Qaeda organization?]
The day I really believed in it was the day we were bombed in the training camp. All these people were killed and we were up on the mountain with guns, and we were just waiting for American soldiers to come down the mountain. I was like just waiting for them, "we're going to shoot as much of them as we can," you know? We've been bombed and we felt that, you know, we wanted them to come. We wanted a fight, you know.
Oct. 2, 2003
After reports that senior members of al-Qaeda are hiding in Waziristan, Pakistan, armed forces in Pakistan stage an attack on their hideout. After a firefight lasting several hours, the Pakistan army takes 18 prisoners and pulls eight bodies, including that of patriarch Ahmed Said Khadr, from the safehouse.
At the time, his 14-year-old son Abdul Karim is also believed dead. It is later confirmed that Abdul survived but was badly hurt.
Omar Khadr is shot three times in a battle with American troops in Afghanistan. He loses the sight of one eye. He is sent to Guantanamo, Cuba, accused of killing an American soldier with a grenade.
Nov. 10, 2001
Abdurahman is arrested as a suspected member of al-Qaeda one day before the Taliban falls to the U.S.-supported Northern Alliance.
Sept. 11, 2001
After the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden and other members of Al-Qaeda leave Jalalabad, Afghanistan for the Pakistan-Afghan border. The U.S. government compiles and releases a list of suspected terrorists. Ahmed Said Khadr is on the list
The Khadr family attends the wedding of Osama bin Laden's son, Muhammed.
Abdurahman says Canadian spies question him during a visit to Toronto. After a few months in Canada, he rejoins the rest of the Khadr family in Kabul.
September 9, 1999
Bin Laden attends the wedding of Zaynab Khadr, one of two Khadr daughters.
Aug. 21, 1998
The U.S. government retaliates by launching three missiles from naval destroyers in the Arabian Sea. One of them is aimed at a training camp led by Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda and where Abdurahman was training. He says he was with a Canadian friend when a missile hits the camp.
Aug. 7, 1998
Al-Qaeda bombs the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Abdurahman says he was in an Afghan training camp at the time.
After having been detained in Pakistan on suspicion of funding the bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad, Ahmed Said launches a hunger strike. He gathers his six children, contacts Canadian journalists and asks Prime Minister Jean Chrétien to intervene. Chrétien later raises the issue with the Pakistani government during a trade mission.
Khadr is released. He then encourages his four boys to attend training camps in Afghanistan.
Maha is proud of Omar. "Of course. He defended himself," she says. "He just did not give any – you know, I thought they were very simple kids."
"If you were in that situation what would you have done? I must ask everybody that," Zaynab says.
"I hope you don't say, 'I would bow down.' No, no, no," Maha says. "Wouldn't you like your Canadian son to be so brave to stand up and fight for his right?"
"He'd been bombarded for hours. Three of his friends who were with him had been killed. He was the only sole survivor," Zaynab says. "What do you expect him to do, come up with his hands in the air? I mean it's a war. They're shooting at him. Why can't he shoot at you? If you killed three, why can't he kill one? Why is it, why does nobody say you killed three of his friends? Why does everybody say you killed an American soldier? Big deal."
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