LONDON - Al-Qaeda is plotting a terrorist attack on a US airliner, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing intelligence sources.
The broadsheet said Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) had recruited a Norwegian Muslim convert and given him terrorist training in Yemen, and that the group were believed to have selected a US passenger jet as a target. "The Norwegian recruit goes under the Islamic name of Muslim Abu Abdurrahman," the newspaper said.
"He is understood to be in his thirties and a 'clean skin', with no previous criminal record. He converted in 2008 and quickly became radicalised. "He later travelled to Yemen, where he has spent several months, to complete his training."
“There is terrorist plotting going on irrespective of the Olympics (from 27 July to 12 August). The only thing that connects this to the Olympics is the fact that they are about to happen,” said a Whitehall official.
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
Well I guess they won't be taking down the surface to air missiles set atop the Olympic arena, and maybe they will add to the already 200,000 troops positioned. I wonder if this will affect the attendance at all? Man, the next 2 weeks could get a bit hairy after reading this and other news & * today. July always seems to be ripe for these things, war, threats and suspicion, but in today's climate who knows.
Thanks for the report...
specedit on 1-7-2012 by speculativeoptimist because: spelling doh!
Originally posted by DIDtm
reply to post by jude11
The funny thing is. Al-CIAduh. has never succeeded on a threat against the US without the assistance of us.
The report might as well say something along the lines of, "A faction of the US Gov't with the assistance of Al-Queda plan on taking out a US airliner.....perhaps at the Olympic Games:.