When Bryant Neal Vinas spoke at length with Belgian prosecutors last March, he provided a fascinating and sometimes frightening insight into al Qaeda’s training — and its agenda. Vinas is a young American who was arrested in Pakistan late in 2008 after allegedly training with al Qaeda in the Afghan/Pakistan border area. He was repatriated to the United States and in January pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to murder U.S.
Rescue workers dug carefully but urgently through the rubble Saturday to reach a person who may still be alive after this week’s earthquake. Teams were using an excavator at the site, a building that was flattened during Monday’s 6.3-magnitude quake, to reach the possible survivor