Afghan AWOL’s update 2

I posted yesterday about the Afghan military personnel AWOL in CONUS.

Before it’s News now is tying this incident with this:

In late January, Senators were warned that Al Qaeda is determined to stage an attack on U.S. soil by July 2010. This information circled the media for some time, as they continually pumped images of Al Qaeda onto newscasts around the world. If this “threat” holds true than we only have 13 days left until a major attack.

Here is Politics Daily:

A nationwide alert has been issued in hopes of locating 17 members of the Afghan military being trained at a Texas Air Force base, all of whom have gone missing over the past few years.

At the time of their disappearances, the men were learning English as they trained to become pilots.

"I can confirm that 17 have gone missing from the Defense Language Institute," Gary Emery, chief of public affairs, 37th Training Wing, at the Lackland Air Force Base, told Fox News. "They disappeared over the course of the last two years, and none in the last three months."

San Antonio News reports that:

Disappearances like the ones at the DLI haven’t been uncommon. But Emery noted that around 3,400 international students attended the Lackland school last year, including 228 from Afghanistan. Of those, the 16 Afghans went AWOL along with the Iraqi and one from Djibouti. Two from Tunisia have gone missing this year along with another from Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.