Views: 16618|Replies: 63

Al-Qaeda Messages Indicate Planned Attack 'Big' against American Soil   [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2013-8-5 00:29:31 |Display all floors
This post was edited by gaiacomm at 2013-8-5 00:55

US Official: Al-Qaeda Messages Indicate Planned Attack 'Big' against American Soil


On the day that almost two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates across North Africa and the Middle East are closed following the identification of a significant threat from an al-Qaeda affiliate, a senior U.S. official is providing new details about the communications intercepted from the terrorists, telling ABC News that al-Qaeda operatives could be heard talking about an upcoming attack on American soil.

The official described the terrorists as saying the planned attack is"going to be big" and "strategically significant." “This time on American soil in AMERICA!”

"The part that is alarming is the confidence they showed while communicating and the air of certainty," the official said, adding that the group - Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -appeared to have a media plan for after the attack.


Authorities have been told that this attack will be on American soil, in one or many US cities according to the official. .

"We do not know whether they mean hospitals, freeways like in California, Chicago, Texas, Ohio or New York, Las Vegas Nevada, public schools, movie theaters,  restaurants, residential homes,  a college campus,  an airbase, an aircraft, or trains," the official said.

The official said there is concern about devices that could be implanted inside the body of a terrorist.
"We are concerned about surgically implanted devices," said."These are guys who have developed the techniques to defeat our detection methods."

The official also said authorities were stunned that the group broke"operational security" - meaning they talked likely knowing it would be picked up by intercepts.

ABC News reported Thursday that embassies across the Middle East and North Africa - including those in Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait - would close today because of "a specific threat against a U.S. embassy or consulate."


The next day, the State Department issued a global travel warning to all U.S. citizens around the world, alerting them to the "continued potential for terrorist attacks."
During an interview for "This Week," Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen.Martin Dempsey told Martha Raddatz that there is "a significant threat stream and we're reacting to it."

Use magic tools Report

Post time 2013-8-5 01:44:24 |Display all floors
Reminder: Author is prohibited or removed, and content is automatically blocked

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2013-8-5 03:28:44 |Display all floors
raton Post time: 2013-8-5 01:44
I would hope they get the WH with all the criminals inside ..!

You never know!!!!!

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2013-8-5 03:29:33 |Display all floors
America needs a little shake-up...

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 2

Post time 2013-8-5 04:51:54 |Display all floors
This post was edited by DeDeMouse at 2013-8-5 04:54
raton Post time: 2013-8-5 01:44
I would hope they get the WH with all the criminals inside ..!

They already inside!

Al-Qaeda.. *cough.. sorry.. i mean.. Al-CIAda is never been a US enemy. Because they're manufactured by US itself.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2013-8-5 10:36:48 |Display all floors
DeDeMouse Post time: 2013-8-5 04:51
They already inside!

Al-Qaeda.. *cough.. sorry.. i mean.. Al-CIAda is never been a US enemy. Becau ...

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 5Rank: 5

Post time 2013-8-5 16:55:29 |Display all floors
How cute....we have people excited at the thought of more americans like me might die.

What does killing more americans accomplish?

Does it change anything for the good?  Can it?

It only causes the cycle of violence to continue.



  
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

                          -  James Bryant Conant

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.