“’Send explosive mail to the best target’: Al Qaeda hit list of U.S. officials posted on website”
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 8:49 AM on 17th June 2011
SNIPPET: “Former New York State Homeland Security Director Michael Balboni said: ‘Whats scary about this is how specific the individual information is. What you don’t know is, when does aspirational become operational in cases like this, involving a possible lone actor here inspired by a website.”
SNIPPET: “Counterterrorism consultant Patrick Poole told FoxNews.com the list appears to be an unprecedented attempt to go ‘into the heartland’ and target individuals in America.
He said: ‘I can’t recall anything this specific. I think these guys are serious. The threat could come from anywhere.’
Though the posts reference ‘leaders of Jihad’, Poole said the authors appear to be calling on anyone willing to take up the cause to carry out assassinations - preferably those who are already in the U.S.
He said it appears to be linked to Gadahn’s recent video, in which he called for Muslims in America to individually arm themselves and wage jihad.”
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