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Ronald Sandee, director of the NEFA Foundation, warned the US Congress that: Pakistani and Somali militants are running terror training camps in northern Mozambique;
Trainees from these camps may have crossed into South Africa to join or form cells planning World Cup attacks;
Surveillance and strike teams planning attacks are well established in South Africa. Terror groups involved include al-Qaeda and their Somalian allies, al-Shahaab; and Simultaneous and random attacks are being planned during the World Cup.
The existence of operational militant training camps in several provinces in South Africa, and of established terror strike cells planning to target the World Cup, was confirmed independently by three sources with direct or indirect access to active intelligence operations.
Two sources separately confirmed the Mozambique camps and presence of both al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab operatives.
One conceded: "It's impossible to tell. It's simply unknown if capabilities for large-scale, orchestrated attacks exist."
But all agreed that concrete plans for attempted attacks exist. "There is no doubt about that."
Sandee is more forthright. He told the US congress that numerous references were made to World Cup attacks in closed-frequency radio broadcasts and telephone intercepts this month in Mauritania, Algeria, Mali, Pakistan and Yemen. "Information confirms that several venues will be targeted, some simultaneously, others at random. Reference is also made to the possibility of a kamikaze-type attack."
He said an al-Qaeda spokesman also warned in a communication intercepted in mid-April that "the South African people should get away, not only from the contest between the US and Britain, but also from those who mocked the prophet Muhammad - Denmark and the Netherlands".
He agrees with several analysts who believe that until recently South African intelligence bosses were in denial about the level of threat posed to the World Cup.
The NEFA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, charitable organization created after the attacks of September 11, 2001. NEFA's mission is to expose the organizations and individuals who plan, fund, and commit acts of terrorism in order to help the counter-terrorism community prevent future attacks in America and abroad.
Originally posted by foxhoundoneThe one thing IMO is the security will be steered by the insurance company's, So maybe Sandline, Blackwater,(Privatized internal security) will have a very large input into the security arangements...