Bryant Neal Vinas was one of the first Americans who join Al-Qaeda after the attacks of 9/11.
New York-the man who was thought to be one of the first Americans who join Al-Qaeda after Sept. 11 attacks, reportedly, lamented the “extremely boring” life of a terrorist and was disappointed in the way in which the Islamist group used him — or rather, not him.
Bryant Neal Vinas, a convicted terrorist who grew up on Long Island, was locked up in 2008 by Pakistani security forces on terror charges and wrote about his time with Al-Qaeda on Monday issue of the Sentinel, the journal of the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy.
Vinas, in the first instance the U. S. Army six months after Al Qaeda terrorists committed the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington, D. C., and Pennsylvania. But Vinas was fired weeks later about a “failure to adapt to the military,” according to The New York Times.
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Vinas converted to Islam in 2007, at the age of 24 to become a member of the Sunni Islamic militants in Pakistan, Newsweek reported. At the moment, Vinas said he was angry about AMERICAN foreign policy in the Middle East and he for the first time a member of a militant group that has close ties with the Taliban. But he left the outfit after a failed attack on U.S. and Afghan forces.
“You go on a mission was a relief from the terrible boredom, but in the end, I was disappointed that the surgery has failed,” Vinas said.
Vinas said: life with the group was rougher, and they started living in the mountains and he was eventually told he needed to attend an Islamic school. When he would return to the terrorists’ base of operations, he was forced to reassemble the old Russian pistols. Later he has a meeting with a group of Arab fighter who brought him into the Al Qaeda fold.
The Osama bin laden-led group reportedly offered Vinas training on the use of explosives and weapons — but only the richer militants could afford to take more intensive training to follow.
“There are days when you do nothing at all. There is a common frustration in many AQ guys about the amount of inactivity. There were few activities to participate in, and even those were not very good, so the body is not in prime fighting condition for ‘mountain fight’ as a fighting mission appeared,” he said. “The only other option was to take classes for missions outside Pakistan/Afghanistan, but I never knew who took that or it went, and I was wary to do so.”
Vinas said he was looking for fellow English speakers to talk with and recalled listening to the 2008 AMERICAN elections and the World Series when he got a radio signal.
“You go on a mission was a relief from the terrible boredom, but in the end, I was disappointed that the operation has failed.”
– Bryant Neal Vinas.
Vinas suggested to Al-Qaida leaders in a plot to blow up the Long Island Rail Road, or a Walmart, according to The New York Times, and he has participated in attacks on AMERICAN bases in Afghanistan.
But eventually, Vinas was arrested and decided to spill his guts to the US authorities. The information that he provided was allegedly used to launch drone attacks on militant positions.
Vinas was released from a federal prison last year and was refused entry into the witness protection program, according to The New York Times.
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