concern to recent "Black Death" attack plan revelations from Osama, CIA Director George J. Tenet warned Congress on Tuesday, that the threat of al
Qaeda terrorists acquiring weapons of mass destruction is growing and the group continues planning "spectacular attacks" against the United States
and its allies.
"Over the last year, we've ... seen an increase in the threat of more sophisticated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear capability," he
said. "For this reason, we take very seriously the threat of a [chemical, biological or nuclear] attack."
Mr. Tenet noted that captured al Qaeda members have said the United States remains the group's "main enemy," and al Qaeda's effort to produce
deadly anthrax bacteria is "one of the most immediate" terrorist threats.
They warn us often about spectacular attacks. I hope nothing real bad happens. Time will tell.
Editors Note: Given the recent ATSNN news, Al-Qaeda Ready to Attack U.S.
, this story from Wednesday
has been upgraded due to the timing of Tenant's warning, two days before the Al-Qaeda "Black Death" plans have been revealed.
[Edited on 14-3-2004 by SkepticOverlord]