Rest here: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/artic.../#.UZDM5kplEkG[FONT=Georgia]US and British intelligence have warned the South African authorities to stop “*****footing” with intelligence regarding international terrorists activities in South Africa. “The fact that no bombs have gone off to date in the country doesn’t mean that the threat doesn’t exist within South Africa’s borders,” they warned. [/FONT]
[FONT=Georgia]They have been frustrated for some years with the South African authorities for not taking action against perceived international terrorist threats.[/FONT]
[FONT=Georgia]South Africa is a signatory to the United Nations resolution against international terrorism and is thus obliged to act against any such threats.[/FONT]
[FONT=Georgia]Despite overwhelming intelligence information gathered well before the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa, no action had been taken to date.[/FONT]
[FONT=Georgia]The cause of the anxiety stems from the fact that thousands of illegal immigrants from Pakistan manage to cross into South Africa, while the government appears to turn a blind eye.[/FONT]
Not really a surprise that they are there.
The question is why is the Government taking no action, especially against the 3 known training sites?
If the RSA Government is not prepared to act against the AQ camps, then maybe someone else will.
Good day all there is a book out, that covers this in depth..called Black Widow Whit widow by De Wet Potgieter.. pages 126 to 129 decribes some action taken..
South Africa is huge, violent, and in many places in a state of quasi-anarchy. Perfect terror breeding ground.
The South African Governments intelligence community has dedicated structures to address terrorism, unfortunately most of these are focused at right wing elements, with swift arrests being made on fat middle aged men who are provoked into action by agent provocateurs, while AQ continue to generate funds and use the corrupt state department officials to arrange false passports for AQ and its affiliates operating in Africa.. hopefully some predators will visist some death and destruction this side of the limpopo river.
Sounds like Canada.
Cops wear kevlar, carry C8 carbines, have no go areas, and lots of Muslim extremists...