Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Business Sites Averted?
From Alan at Command Post:
CNN TV is reporting that British authorities have charged the 8 terrorist suspects, seized two weeks ago, with conspiracy to commit murder and a public nuisance.
Also of interest: authorities report the men planned to use radioactive, chemical, toxic, and explosive substances, and that their target was not the UK Ã¢€¦ rather, it was the United States, with specific targets including the NYSE, IMF, and CitiGroup.
More as it comes online Ã¢€¦
Coincidentally, those are the same sites targeted by the non-existent terrorists in the non-existent plot that Tom Ridge announced in his blatantly political attempt to distract attention during the Democratic National Convention, using old, irrelevant information.
I question the timing of CNN’s report.
Reuters – Britain Charges Suspects in U.S.-Linked Terror Case
ABC (Australia) – UK charges terrorism suspects with murder plot
Britain has charged eight men with conspiracy to murder and other terrorism charges, some of them relating to plans of US buildings that could have been used to organise attacks. The charges were brought two weeks after the suspects were captured in dramatic raids that followed alerts in the United States and arrests in Pakistan. Three were charged with possessing documents that could be useful to terrorists, including plans of buildings in New York, New Jersey and Washington DC that were the subject of the alerts earlier this month in the United States.
US officials have said the men include at least one senior figure in Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network. Police named the eight as Dhiren Barot, 32, Omar Abdur Rehman, 20, Mohammed Ui Haq, 25, Abdul Aziz Jalil, 31, Nadeem Tarmohammed, 26, Mohammed Naveed Bhatti, 24, Quaisir Shaffi, 25 and Junade Feroze, 28. Barot, Tarmohammed and Shaffi were charged with possessing documents useful to someone planning an act of terrorism. In the case of Barot, this included “reconnaissance plans” of the Prudential building in New Jersey, the stock exchange and Citigroup headquarters in New York, and IMF headquarters in Washington. The buildings were the subjects of an alert declared by the United States two days before the men were arrested.