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Originally posted by Mdv2
Lately, I read an article in a German newspaper about a British (BBC) documentary film on a fictive scenario in which Al-Qaeda terrorists infiltrate stock exchanges in order to sabotage the Western financial system crashing and to eventually let it crash.
The US government has warned of an al-Qaeda call to attack US online stock market and banking services.
The threat, seen on an al-Qaeda website, applied to the whole of December.
It was said to be in revenge for the continued detention of suspects at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay.
A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, Russ Knocke, said there was no evidence to corroborate the threat.
He said the US Computer Emergency Readiness team had issued a "situational awareness report to industry stakeholders".
However, he said it had been issued out of what he called "an abundance of caution".
The warning said the threat called for attacks to begin Friday and run through the month of December.
It is described as an "aspirational threat" and the nature of the warning is particularly vague, the BBC's Guto Harri in New York says.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I'm sure it's something they'd like to do, but I think it might be out of their reach.
By the early or middle 1980s, Zawahiri had decided to send a cell of sleeper agents to the United States, where they were instructed to set up a rudimentary terrorist network. Ali Mohammed was one of the earliest members of that cell. He settled in at Fort Bragg as an instructor in Arab culture.
As an infiltrator of U.S. society, Mohammed was a stunning success. He taught his courses on Arab culture at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center. He assimilated so thoroughly that he was known to his terrorist compatriots as "Abu Mohamed ali Amriki" -- "Mohamed the American."
His current whereabouts are unknown. He was Osama bin Laden's right-hand man, he apparently worked for the Army, the FBI and the CIA. And now he's just gone.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I personally think if they are going to attack again, it will be with multiple car bombs similar to wtc93... in multiple buildings.. in multiple states..
Originally posted by justyc
look what appeared on the bbc website today....its the wolf!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by justyc
so what is the likelihood that america is in such financial trouble that they need the scapegoat to totally collapse the financial system (which is featured regularly in news and film lately)
after all, it couldnt possibly be the governments actions that did that all by itself could it?
WASHINGTON: The US government warned American private financial services on Thursday of an al Qaeda call for a cyber attack against online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning on Friday, a source said.
Originally posted by Siren
Almost immediately, however, other officials downplayed the risk of any danger to U.S. financial institutions.