Skip to comments.AL-QAEDA'S MR. NUCLEAR TO HEAD FRESH ATTACK ON U.S.
Posted on 09/12/2006 4:13:48 PM PDT by Fithal the Wise
Dubai, 12 Sept. (AKI) - Osama bin Laden is planning to carry out new, more destructive attacks inside the United States, and there is someone working on this terror plot currently in the US, according to Hamid Mir, the famed Pakistani journalist who obtained the only post-9/11 interviews with Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri. In an interview quoted on the website of the al-Arabiya television network, Mir spoke about his last trip to Afghanistan and his meeting with al-Qaeda members and Taliban leaders.
In his interview with Al.Arabiya.net, Mir said that the al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters referred to attacks targeting the US-led coalition forces during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan which begins on 24 September, and that the al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden was in "good" health during a meeting he had recently with the Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar.
Mir also said that bin Laden has assigned a man named Adnan Al-Shukri Juma to carry out a new attack within the US which is intended to be larger than the 11 September, 2001 attacks. According to Mir, Adnan Jumaa has smuggled explosives and nuclear materials into the US through the Mexican border over the last two years and is hiding somewhere in America where the FBI has not been able to locate him.
The Pakistani journalist also gave a brief background on Adnan Jumaa. Born in Saudi Arabia, he moved to the US where he met a group of a Al-Qaeda members in the Al-Farouq mosque in New York in 2000. He then traveled to an Arab state and from there to Pakistan then Afghanistan. He left there two years ago and since then has smuggled nuclear material from Mexico to the US. Jumaa has earned the nickname "Al-Qaeda nuclear whizz" and is tagged to play the same role in a future attack as Mohammed Atta did in the 9/11 attacks.
In March 2003 the FBI announced that it was seeking a link between Adnan and others accused of terroris, saying Adnan Jumaa "or maybe one of his several nicknames" had appeared in intelligence information gathered after the arrest of Khalid Sheik Mohammad.
Western media had reported in earlier times that Adnan Jumaa was a Saudi pilot, but the Saudi Ministry of Interior security spokesman lieutanent Mansour Al-Turki said in a statement to Al-Watan newspaper two months ago that Adnan Jumaa is not a Saudi citizen, he was living in the kingdom until he was eleven years old and left along with his parents, who are not Saudis, twenty years ago.
Adnan Al-Shukri's name has been mentioned in many Western media reports claiming that Al-Qaeda has acquired nuclear technology. The American writer, Paul Williams, in his book " The Al-Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime, and the Coming Apocalypse", says he was among a number of Al-Qaeda members trained for the nuclear technology.
On another issue, Hamid Mir spoke to Alarabiya.net of his last trip to Afghanistan and his meeting with a leader of Taliban named "Khaibar" in Zabul who claimed that 300 Taliban suicide bombers had managed to sneak into Kabul and Jalalabad to carry out attacks against coalition troops during Ramadan.
Mir alleges that there was a meeting between Bin Laden and Mullah Omar several few weeks ago in the mountain area of Zabul where they planned more attacks, "I received this piece of information from one of the Taliban leaders who attended the meeting himself and I met him recently in Afghanistan" Mir said. "He told me that this was the second meeting between the two men since last year and that Bin Laden's health seemed good while he was eating with Mullah Mohammad Omar.
The Pakistani journalist expressed his surprise of the changing situation in Afghanistan; saying that the Taliban had come back to rule some areas and spread their special courts, their special administrations, nothing that even some police officials follow their orders.
Hope there is some followup on this.
We need to make our policy clear that we will blow up the country who gives these guys the bomb.
Funny. This is a virtual repeat of the 2004 "A nuke has been smuggled across the border and is on its way to Boston" story that turned out to be a complete fraud.
The mention of his health is telling. He's either dead or on his death bed. Islamists always lie.
Hey, why rewrite a classic?
They better not.
There will be blood flowing in the streets in America and around the world.
And not very much will be from caucasian males.
And people on Free Republic to hand wring over it...they've been ranting the same nonsense for year. Nuclear materials are not so easily smuggled into Mexico much less across the US border as people want to believe. It's highly radioactive for one thing. It's not likely something you just throw in a duffle bag. Geez...
A nuke right up our butt may finally wake up the Democrats and liberals as to the seriousness of the world situation with respect to the Islamofacists. Maybe then we can get on with this war on terror with dedicated earnest. I am afraid an American Nuke would be the needed catalyst.
Trouble is, they only have to succeed once.
It's an awfully high hurdle to clear.
Trade 200,000 Americans for 200,000,000 Arab Muslims???
"this was supposed to happen some time ago"
Bojinka was years before 9/11. Please deal with the specifics of this report instead of just dismissing it.
Hamid Mir has been peddling this nonsense for years.
He's tag-teaming the "bin laden has nukes" recipe with Paul Williams.
Take one part "anything can be smuggled through the Mexican border," blend in two parts nuclear ignorance and top with a pinch of the truth.
If it were this easy for bin laden to get the bomb, Iran would have had one years ago.
But we're not talking about soccer moms with cell phones and SUV's doing it, we're talking hardened criminals who are willing to strap explosives to their own bodies as long as they can kill some of us doing it.
Are you kidding? They'll just blame Bush and demand that we completely disengage from all of the Middle East. They'll also blame Israel...
A dirty bomb is the most likely scenario and you're right they only have to succeed once.
This one made the talk show rounds a while ago. Savage didn't like him at all. Noory was polite, as usual.
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