IPT Special Report: Terror Threat Against U.S.
September 8, 2011
U.S. intelligence officials believe that information indicating three terrorists may be plotting attacks on American soil on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks "has serious teeth."
Reports say there is "credible evidence" of the plot's existence. A senior intelligence official told Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson that two of the suspected terrorists live in the United States and that a third member of the plot operates out of Waziristan, in Pakistan's tribal area. One official stressed that the evidence for the suspected plot was "not confirmed but we are taking it very seriously given the specificity of the details we have collected."
Those details included information that a suicide truck bomb would be detonated on a major transportation venue in New York, Washington, Los Angeles or Chicago "in order to inflict as many casualties as possible."
It was also learned that five days after Osama bin Laden was killed, a group connected to al-Qaeda calling themselves "Soldiers of Allah" declared they would avenge the death of bin Laden and specifically cited the 10th anniversary of 9/11. U.S. officials say that there was no one specific "smoking gun" but that they "triaged" the intelligence from various sources including the materials scooped up from bin Laden's compound by the Navy SEALs. Since then, other information has been collected that pointed to a possible plot, but specific details emerged only in the last 48 hours. The official would not describe the nature of those details that resulted in the consensus by the intelligence and counter-terrorism communities that a specific plot was going to be launched on the 9-11 anniversary. Members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the congressional leadership were briefed early Thursday morning.
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Not buying it!
Sep 10, 2011 08:43
Keep the boogyman alive! Has anyone else considered that because of Bloomberg's desicion to keep everybody that matters (like the public) out of this "dog and pony" show, the intel that they have had since the aledged "we got binLaden" special feature is now coming to a head? I would think "some Americans might consider protesting by showing up with t-shirts and posters stating their sentiments...that would taint the overall impact of the show. Just maybe this is all to silence those that have an opposite opinion on the matter? This is New World Order "lite"...the birth pangs of a "nationalist-socialist" democracy, emerging and transforming into a full blown facist dictatorship at the end of day...research Nazi Germany. Don't be paranoid, be vigilant, think outside the box, and prepare...know there is a God and He is not silent!