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Posted on 07/14/2011 6:38:05 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Bin Laden Plotted New Attack By SIOBHAN GORMAN
Osama bin Laden was working to assemble a team of militants to attack the U.S. on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, according to communications Navy SEALs seized from his Pakistani hideout when they killed the al Qaeda leader this spring.
Bin Laden and his operations chief, Attiyah Abd al-Rahman, swapped views about the composition of the attack team, with bin Laden repeatedly rejecting names that Mr. Rahman suggested, according to U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence taken from the bin Laden compound.
The plans were only in the discussion phase, U.S. officials said. They haven't seen any signs the nascent plot ever went beyond the early planning, the officials said.
Still, earlier this month in his first meeting with senior staff at the Central Intelligence Agency, acting Director Michael Morell told his staff that one of their top priorities would be to make sure that neither that plan nor any others were carried out.
Plans for an anniversary attack were one of the few specific potential threats to emerge from the trove of documents and other materials taken from bin Laden's residence in Abottabad, Pakistan, in the May 2 raid.
Other plotting with Mr. Rahman focused on recruiting attackers who had legitimate passports and other travel documents.
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Is this the Obama Admin’s lame attempt to change the subject?
islams coup de grace came in Nov 2008.
Exactly! This was the headline on fox news radio at the top of the hour following the intro story about zeros attempt to save the SS seniors checks!
Whose side is fox news on anyway?
How can those evil Republicans stand in his way on raising the debt limit now?
Don't be silly. I have it on the best authority (Rosie O'Donnell and many other liberals) that bin Laden had nothing to do with that attack - Bush brought those towers down. Bin Laden couldn't have planned that attack or more attacks because Islam is a religion of peace, with the exception of one or two isolated incidents . . . okay, one or two million incidents, but the point is still valid.
Precisely. Its the only card Lame-O has left.
Maybe Osama isnt dead after all???? Yah, that’s the ticket.
Super Kenyan to the rescue!!
You should be ashamed of yourself. How dare you say such a thing before I get a chance.
lame. at least we are down to only 4 bin laden ‘leaked’ stories this week. meh
No kidding. Zawahiri's long been more influential in al Qaeda than OBL.
I’m sure we’ll hear the “details” of this thwarted attack in late October 2012...bank on it.
“Whose side is fox news on anyway?”
I’m thinking that with the trouble Murdoch is in on both sides of the pond, he’s ready to bend over for help from zero.
One suspects that if all this happened during the Dubya Administration, none of the "treasure trove" of info would have been declassified and released to the public, as it lets the bad guys know what we know.
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