Skip to comments.Terror Cell 'Smuggled Missiles Into Europe'
Posted on 10/28/2005 5:25:24 PM PDT by blam
Terror cell 'smuggled missiles into Europe'
By Henry Samuel in Paris
An Islamic terror cell has smuggled two surface-to-air missiles into Europe in a plot to shoot down planes at one of France's main airports, it was claimed yesterday.
French and Algerian extremists with links to al-Qa'eda bought the Russian SA-18 Grouse missiles from Chechens in 2002 and smuggled them via Georgia and Turkey, according to French anti-terror sources quoted in Le Figaro.
Both missiles and several of the extremists are reportedly still at large.
French anti-terrorism investigators learned of the missile terror plan while interrogating a Jordanian al-Qa'eda operative close to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of the Islamic terror group in Iraq.
Adnan Muhammad Sadik, alias Abu Atiya, is now being held by the Jordanian authorities.
He is believed to have been al-Qa'eda's chief in the Caucasus and responsible for training foreign "holy warriors" - many of whom returned to their countries of origin to set up sleeper cells.
According to Abu Atiya, one such group, the so-called "Chechen network", returned to France with the missiles and chemical and biological agents such as botulin, ricin and cyanide.
Some of its members had allegedly been involved in a plan to explode a bomb during a Christmas market in Strasbourg in 2000.
Others were linked to a conspiracy to blow up Los Angeles airport in 1999.
In 2002 the group wavered between attacking a symbolic target such as Russia's embassy in Paris, to punish its Chechen policies, or a higher profile location, such as the Eiffel Tower.
Before homing in on a preferred target, most of the group was arrested in a swoop by the French terrorist brigade, the DST, in two Paris suburbs late in 2002. But some escaped.
I wonder which of the French towns they are hiding?
I am sure France will surrender.
WHY FRANCE THEY SURRENDERED TO GET THE OIL FOR FOOD MONEY.YOU REALLY DO NEED A SCORE CARD FOR THIS WAR.
That is a darling map.
Don't you just wonder about these journalistas? If ever there was a time to be absolutely clear about (what might well be) a clear and present danger, they simply
cannot refuse to call these vermin what they are: Enemies.
Using politically correct terms in a time of war is capitulation.
LOL! Two? Two? Sure, just two. /sarcasm off
Anyone want to guess how many MANPADS have been smuggled into the US by the stooges that are hooked up with the muzzies? Just by the Mexican and South American gangs? I bet more than two.
The kill zone of these things is 40 miles in and out of airports. And even if the commercial airliners did have countermeasures I understand they don't work with the newer MANPADs.
I'm sure glad I don't have to fly anymore. Be sure to buy the flight insurance.
So howabout them Airbus superjumbo 850-passenger jets? Are you feeling lucky, pilot?
Welcome to FR. Quite a screen-name.
Some years ago, a passenger bought flight insurance, and died when the plane crashed.
The IRS sued the widow, claiming that the insurance policy was taken "in expectation of death" (an old tactic of the dying to transfer assets tax-free).
The judge (God bless him) said that if the guy expected he would die, he wouldn't have taken the flight. Case was thrown out. That was in the pre-activist judiciary (i.e. common sense) days.
Hey, I don't see the town of White Flag on your map!
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