A journalist from Pakistan, who claims to have contacts in Al-Qaeda, says that the group has smuggled nuclear material over our porous southern border with Mexico for an attack in the United States. While we're not sure if this is a reliable report, it's just another reason why we need to secure our borders so that things like this are not as easily believable. While this may not be true (or it may!) it is entirely something that could possibly happen.
Osama bin Laden is planning to carry out new, more destructive attacks inside the United States, and there is someone working on this terror plot currently in the US, according to Hamid Mir, the famed Pakistani journalist who obtained the only post-9/11 interviews with Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri. In an interview quoted on the website of the al-Arabiya television network, Mir spoke about his last trip to Afghanistan and his meeting with al-Qaeda members and Taliban leaders.
Mir also said that bin Laden has assigned a man named Adnan Al-Shukri Juma to carry out a new attack within the US which is intended to be larger than the 11 September, 2001 attacks. According to Mir, Adnan Jumaa has smuggled explosives and nuclear materials into the US through the Mexican border over the last two years and is hiding somewhere in America where the FBI has not been able to locate him.
Truth or fiction? I'm guessing most will say this is fiction, but how many of you had to actually pause for a second and say "Hmm, the smuggled across the southern border part sounds feasible"?
Tipped by: Clarity and Resolve (via The Jawa Report)
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Anyone who has ever crossed the US/Mexico border knows that it is not a question of "if", it's a question of "when" terrorists come into the US from the Mexican side. Heck, they don't even have to go through the desert. Even the border checkpoints are not particularly secure. I'm surprised we haven't seen a suicide bomber at one of the border crossings yet. The security there is really lax. The emotional atmosphere there is tense, but security is lax. It is so easy to get into the US from Mexico that it has made me wonder how really organized and powerful the terrorists are. I mean, if it's taken them this long to figure out that they could get into the US from Mexico they must really not know that much about the US nor be that organized. Quite frankly, I think this story could very well be more than fiction.
Posted by: Yolanda Troncoso on September 15, 2006 02:15 AM