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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Europe Terror Plots - Coming here?

Cell Phones record images of London subway bombing 7-7-07

Officials in Denmark claim to have broken up a terrorist plot - but the news from Germany is that a group there had acquired 1,500 pounds of peroxide based liquid explosives, which is enough for several car bombs or a very large truck bomb.

Each group had links back to Afghanistan and Pakistan (no ties to Iraq apparently) Osama bin laden's mountain sanctuary.

Some of the group were local "converts" to radical Islam. That means future threats could be radicalized locals who convert with the idea of becoming "jihadi's" - which makes prevention even harder than merely screening out "bad" people through the visa process.

This attack on U.S. targets in Europe could have been planned for the 9 11 anniversary date, which is coming up next week. If bin laden has a 9 11 anniversary surprise planned, even the U.S. could be hit again.

The fact that these groups keep rising up shows that the failure to get bin laden in Tora Bora in 2001 and the lack of focus on Afghanistan has still left us vulnerable to further 9 11 attacks six years later in 2007.

In light of these attempted terrorist attacks in Germany and Denmark, I would recommend caution in the U.S. on the anniversary of 9 11. Expect the unexpected.


Donna said...

Lets pray that doesn't happen. Great blog!

Texas Viking said...

Donna: From your lips to God's ear.