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jueves, marzo 05, 2009

Mini Civil War

Del Independent.

MI5 has estimated that up to 4,000 British Muslims had travelled to Pakistan and, before the fall of the Taliban, to Afghanistan for military training. The main concern until now has been about the parts some of them had played in terrorist plots in the UK. Now there are signs that they are mounting missions against British and Western targets abroad. "We are now involved in a kind of surreal mini-British civil war a few thousand miles away," said one Army officer.

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RAF Nimrod aircraft flying over Afghanistan at up to 40,000ft have been picking up Taliban electronic "chatter" in which voices can be heard in West Midlands and Yorkshire accents. Worryingly for the military, this has increased in the past few months, with communications picked up by both ground and air surveillance, showing the presence of more British voices in the Taliban front line.

The men involved are said to try to hide their British connections but sometimes "fall back" into speaking English. One senior military source said: "We have been hearing a lot more Punjabi, Urdu and Kashmiri Urdu rather than just Pashtu, so there appears to be more men from other parts of Pakistan fighting with the Taliban than just the Pashtuns who have tribal allegiances with the Afghan Pashtuns. It is this second group, the Urdu, Punjabi speakers etc, who fall back into English in, for example, Brummie accents. You get the impression that they have been told not to talk in English but sometimes simply can't help it."


Un poco fuera de onda; en España este tío se llamaría a sí mismo "un liberal"

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anónimo said...

Así que a Afganistán ya se puede ir uno de Erasmus para aprender inglés?
Anónima

10 marzo, 2009 15:53  
Anonymous Anónimo said...

El próximo lo cuelgas en croata, que es más gafipasti...

10 marzo, 2009 19:16  
Blogger beguemot said...

Anonimo, creo que conocemos a alguien que diria que donde pongan el esloveno, que quiten todo lo demas...

11 marzo, 2009 16:36  

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