Sunday, September 17, 2006

Warning of an "American Hiroshima"

An interview with Abu Dawood, described as "the newly appointed commander of the al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan," is published in Canada Free Press. Whatever weight to give it is for you to decide. A few highlights:
Final preparations have been made for the American Hiroshima, a major attack on the U. S. Muslims living in the United States should leave the country without further warning. The attack will be commandeered by Adnan el Shukrijumah ("Jaffer Tayyer" or "Jafer the Pilot"), a naturalized American citizen, who was raised in Brooklyn and educated in southern Florida.

The al Qaeda operatives who will launch this attack are awaiting final orders. They remain in place in cities throughout the country. Many are masquerading as Christians and have adopted Christian names.

The interviewer asks Dawood:
Q: What do you mean by another attack in America?

A: Yes a bigger attack than September 11th 2001. Brother Adnan [el Shukrijumah] will lead that attack, Inshallah.

Q:Who is Adnan?

A: He is our old friend. ... He is very well known in Al Qaeda. He is an American and a friend of Muhammad Atta, who led 9/11 attacks five years ago. We call him "Jaffer al Tayyar" ["Jafer the Pilot"]; he is very brave and intelligent. Bush is aware that brother Adnan has smuggled deadly materials inside America from the Mexican border. Bush is silent about him, because he doesn't want to panic his people.
If this is true, there's another reason: Bush is silent because any evidence that weapons and terrorist operators are being smuggled across the Mexican border would drive a spike through his open borders strategy.
Sheikh Osama bin Laden has completed his cycle of warnings. You know, he is man of his words, he is not a politician; he always does what he says. If he said it many times that Americans will see new attacks, they will definitely see new attacks. He is a real Mujahid. Americans will not win this war, which they have started against Muslims. ...
Q: But if you attack inside America again, then Muslims living in America will face lot of problems, why would you like to create new problems for your brothers and sisters?

A: Muslims should leave America. We cannot stop our attack just because of the American Muslims; they must realize that American forces are killing innocent Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq; we have the right to respond back, in the same manner, in the enemy's homeland. The American Muslims are like a human shield for our enemy; they must leave New York and Washington.

Q: But your fighters are also using the American Muslims as their shield, if there are no Muslims in America, then there would be no Al Qaeda, may be the Americans would feel safer?

A: No, not at all. We have a different plan for the next attack. You will see. Americans will hardly find out any Muslim names, after the next attack. Most of our brothers are living in Western countries, with Jewish and Christian names, with passports of Western countries. This time, someone with the name of Muhammad Atta will not attack inside America, it would be some David, Richard or Peter.

So, like so many previous warnings, we can't ignore this, but we've got to decide how seriously to take it.

The specifics of Dawood's claims are probably moonshine. To take the most obvious point first, if this plan was really on, why would the leader of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan spill the beans about it, knowing that it would be picked up in the media or at least analyzed by U.S. intelligence services? To warn Muslims to get out of the way? But if they did, that would be even more of a tip-off. As I've often said, Muslimopaths may be insane but they are not stupid, which is what describing their modus operandi in advance would be.

The business about the attackers operating under cover of Western names also sounds like classic disinformation. If our security agencies gave it any credence, the result would be less scrutiny and surveillance of acknowledged Muslims and maybe increased distrust of David, Richard, or Peter -- which would make the enemy's job easier.

Finally, on a purely psychological note, this is the kind of bragging that weak bullies fall into. Being head of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan doesn't come with a lot of job security; extravagantly boasting about clocking the infidels makes Dawood, the Man with the Golden Gums, sound like a big guy to his Qur'anic mob.

Yet, as an expression of the state of mind of Al Qaeda and other Muslim fanatics, we have to take Dawood at his word. This kind of big bang in America is what he and his gang would like to do, and will if they can. It's one more indication, out of many, that we are playing Russian roulette by not sealing off our borders (Canadian as well as Mexican). When he claims to be fighting a war on terrorism but leaves all the doors and windows wide open, George W. Bush is as much of a blowhard as Abu Dawood.

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Anonymous said...

More on Al Qaeda's nuclear weapons programme

Consider the religious fatwa titled “A Treatise on the Legal Status of Using Weapons of Mass Destruction Against Infidels” that Osama bin Laden secured from Shaykh Nasir bin Hamd al-Fahd, a young and prominent Saudi cleric justifying the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against Americans, in May 2003 - Why would Bin Ladan look for such a fatwa?