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Inside the Ring*

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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Awareness & vigilance... 

Inside the Ring: New al Qaeda threat

A jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda this week that promises to conduct “shocking” attacks on the United States and the West.

The posting appeared on the Ansar al Mujahidin network Sunday and carried the headline, “Map of al Qaeda and its future strikes.”

The message, in Arabic, asks: “Where will the next strike by al Qaeda be?” A translation was obtained by Inside the Ring.

“The answer for it, in short: The coming strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might, will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief, America, and in France, Denmark, other countries in Europe, in the countries that helped and are helping France, and in other places that shall be named by al Qaeda at other times,” the threat states.

The attacks will be “strong, serious, alarming, earth-shattering, shocking and terrifying.”

Under a section of the post on the method of the attacks, the unidentified writer said the strikes would be “group and lone-wolf operations, in addition to the use of booby-trapped vehicles.”

“All operations will be recorded and published in due time,” the message said. “Let France be prepared, and let the helpers of France be prepared, for it is going to be a long war of attrition.”

The reference to France appears linked to the group’s plans for retaliation against the French-led military strikes in northern Mali in operations to oust al Qaeda terrorists from the North African country.

The Ansar al-Mujahidin network is a well-known jihadist forum that in the past has published reliably accurate propaganda messages from al Qaeda and its affiliates.

U.S. counterterrorism actions over the past 10 years have prevented al Qaeda from conducting major attacks. However, U.S. officials warn that the group continues to be dangerous, despite the killing of its top leaders in drone strikes and special operations.

A U.S. official said the threat is being taken seriously by the U.S. government.

“Extremists regularly make threats online,” he told Inside the Ring. “This one is not particularly unusual, but of course should be taken seriously.”

 

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/30/inside-the-ring-new-al-qaeda-threat/

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rccmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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I always wonder why they publish threats. They would be better served by keeping their plans quiet until they are actually doing it. I know we thwart probably 100s of plans/attacks. I pray we continue to do so, thwarting plans that is.

blondekosmic15
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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Quoting rccmom:

I always wonder why they publish threats. They would be better served by keeping their plans quiet until they are actually doing it. I know we thwart probably 100s of plans/attacks. I pray we continue to do so, thwarting plans that is.

The terrorists thrive on attn and use fear as a primary weapon against their enemies. Every threat should be taken seriously esp post 911.

rccmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM



Quoting blondekosmic15:

 

Quoting rccmom:

I always wonder why they publish threats. They would be better served by keeping their plans quiet until they are actually doing it. I know we thwart probably 100s of plans/attacks. I pray we continue to do so, thwarting plans that is.

The terrorists thrive on attn and use fear as a primary weapon against their enemies. Every threat should be taken seriously esp post 911.

I know, and I wonder how many threats are credible, how many are not, and how many terrorist cells read that and decide to just carry out something. Maybe they aren't tightly connected to Al Qaeda, but they are terrorists nonetheless and are inspired by Al Qaeda. 


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