Bits and Pieces

Friday, March 12, 2004

Literal Terrorists Give Away Clues

A group aligned with Al Qaeda, who have claimed responsibility for the Madrid train bombings, have sent an e-mail to an Arabic newspaper, Al-Quds al-Arabi, claiming that they are '90% ready' to launch a major attack against the US.

What interested me about the excerpt I read was that the Brigade of Abu Hafs al-Masri, who sent the e-mail, called the Madrid bombings 'Operation Death Trains'. Assuming that they name all of their operations in such a literal, unimaginative manner, the fact that they called their upcoming attack on the US the 'black wind of death' may give us a hint as to their plans. I would guess that 'wind of death' would refer to some sort of airborne attack, be it biological weapons or maybe another aeroplane attack.

Maybe it's nothing, but remember you heard it here first.
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