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Intel reveals al-Qaida U.S. attack plan w/Video

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posted on Jan, 22 2007 @ 04:34 PM
Fear mongering?
Wish List?
Either way,they only have to be wrong once.

(MSNBC)-U.S. military and counterterrorism officials have told NBC News that a recent U.S. raid on an al-Qaida safehouse in Iraq uncovered unspecific plans to conduct terrorist attacks outside Iraq — including the United States.

Officials, however, told NBC that the plans were "pretty much generic," a "wish list" and something that "frankly, we've seen ... before."

The information revealed the desire of al-Qaida to conduct terrorist attacks in the U.S. and stated that al-Qaida operatives could conceivably use student visas to infiltrate the United States. Pentagon officials told NBC that Homeland Security and counterterrorism officials have been aware of that potential al-Qaida tactic for some time, emphasizing a continuing need to strengthen visa controls.

All the officials contacted by NBC News said that none of the documents contained any specific threats, targets, plans or timetables — but according to one official, they did demonstrate al-Qaida's "intent" to attack the United States.

One official said that, "given the current political climate [in Iraq], if this were something imminent or new, the administration would have been raising terror threat levels and pushing this information out to the media."

Link to video is also at this link


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