Posts Tagged ‘Paul Gill’
…. Well-placed Taliban sources say that a group of Canadian militants is receiving jihadi training in al-Qaeda camps in North Waziristan for terror attacks in Canada, whose troops are a part of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan …. The sources gave the names of some of the Canadians undergoing training. These could not be independently verified and include: Jeam Paull (local name Sadiq Ullah), Leman Langlois (Sana Ullah), James Richard (Abdur Rehman), Otto Paul (Abu Usman), Thomas (Abdullah) and Paul Gall (Hafiz Ullah) ….
Well, here we get the REST of the story, some from one of the people named in the Asia Times piece:
…. I’m the only person in the world with the name “Leman-Langlois”. It is NOT a common name. Interestingly, I’m a terrorism EXPERT not a terrorist (google it). Given the context, I surmise that the « Jeam Paull » mentioned is Jean-Paul Brodeur, my mentor and long time collaborator. He died last April. Right here in Quebec. The other names are fanciful as well. Jean-Paul and I wrote many papers, book chapters, and a book about terrorism. In one we mention former ministers Otto Jelinek and Paul Martin, likely the Otto Paul of the report. « James Richard » sounds like James Richard Cross, former British diplomat kidnapped by the FLQ in 1970, also one of our topics …. Paul Gill (not Gall) is an expert in suicide bombing at University College Dublin ….
It wouldn’t be the first time the Taliban’s Info-machine had spelling issues.
I think that closes the file on this one.