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Skip to comments.Al Qaeda again threatens New York, Washington and Los Angeles - Daily Terror Threat
Posted on 11/03/2003 9:17:27 AM PST by tubavilEdited on 01/26/2004 3:58:09 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Monday, November 3, 2003
A new message was posted in the last few hours by the Jeddah-based al-Qaeda-linked Al-Islah (Reform) society calling on Muslims to flee New York, Washington and Los Angeles in advance of major al Qaeda attacks in those cities. This is revealed by DEBKAfile.
The message accuses the United States of predetermining its end (doom) by its policies. ?The Jews rule the Pentagon by remote control and (are the cause) of Muslims being killed in every corner of the world. The United States should therefore expect more blows.?
The message is signed on behalf of the al Bayan (The Threat) movement by ?your warrior brother, Abul Hassan al Khadrami?.
Our Muslim expert identifies the name of the signatory as belonging to a Yemeni from Hadhrameuth, the Bin Ladens? place of origin where Osama enjoys substantial tribal support.
DEBKAfile?s counter-terror sources stress that warnings appearing on these forums are taken both very seriously and with caution by the intelligence services keeping track of the terrorist network?s electronic traffic.
Last November, Jeddah-based fundamentalist forums addressed a message to an Al Qaeda member, saying whoever understands ? understands; whoever knows, knows, but we are marching towards an operation that will take us to Paradise. Three days later, the Mombasa Paradise hotel was blown up killing 12 Kenyans and 3 Israelis and a failed shoulder-launched Strela anti-air missile missed an Israeli airliner at Mombasa airport.
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I think it's two, but don't quote me on it...
Yes he was.
This guy is either certifiable or the real deal. I'm not sure who to point this stuff at...
So you think it's just hunky-dory that Debka's been caught in bald-faced, deliberate lies in their stories, and that should have no standing on their veracity? That says quite a bit about YOU.
Go ahead, have your fun bashing Freepers who post Debka articles, it's tradition right? Post a Debka article and its like the first day of Duck season for Freepers like yourself. Pretty childish in my opinion.
It's pretty stupid for you ridicule the general wisdom of the long-term members of this website, if you ask me. We've become quite expert at researching and debunking lies - and we don't care who tells them, we're going to tear them up. That's the beauty of the internet - it allows lies to be challenged, and only the weak-minded complain about it.
In the nearly two years I've been here, DEBKA has been wrong a bit more often than right. I'd say they're fair game.
I think you're right to take this stuff seriously. At some point one must stop believing that someone or some group that constantly threatens you really means it, especially when there's past evidence to back it up.
I look at it this way...
If one Saturday morning you wake up to find your crazy paranoid neighbor standing on his front porch screaming "I'm going to get you Mitch!" you might safely brush it off as simple deranged bluster. But what about the next week when he's standing on his front lawn yelling "Okay Mitch, your time is coming!" Well, probably just had too much to drink again this morning.
The following week he's at the base of your driveway demanding you vacate the neighborhood or "stuffs gonna happen!" You still dismiss him as a simple nut. Well, what about next week when a rock comes through your window? Or the week following when a burning turd shows up on your doorstep? Are you going to take him seriously then or wait until the smoke detector goes off in the middle of the night? What if you can't get out of the burning house? Will you regret not taking the lunatic more seriously sooner?
I would have thought that 9/11 would have woken people up to realize that sometimes you must act against the simple threat instead of waiting for the actual incident to occur. Some, and in fact many here, seem to get that. I'm not sure the majority of folks do.
I continue to be concerned that in labelling so many of these "warnings" as the boy crying wolf we'll miss the warning that actually we should have caught and paid attention to. Natch, I hope I'm dead wrong, but this dual eclipse thing during Ramadan does unsettle me a little. These nutjobs do seem to enjoy their symbolism and Islam is rife with it, it seems.
I wondered about that, too. I mean, why should the Jews have a special universal remote, when I have to use three for my TV? The Jews DO control everything....! /sarcasm
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