Wednesday, March 31, 2004

More Terror Plots Revealed
In addition to the partly planned attack against Heathrow that I mentioned yesterday, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has said that he was planning attacks in Chicago and LA. As I said yesterday, it is clear that these plots, which began before 9/11 were clearly in response to the American invasion of Iraq. George Bush is reaping what he has sown. KSM's words also prove that military action never solved anything and that attacking terrorists makes them more dangerous, not less:

"Osama had said the second wave should focus on the West Coast," he reportedly said.
But the terrorists seem to have been surprised by the strength of the American reaction to the September 11 attacks.
"Afterwards, we never got time to catch our breath, we were immediately on the run," Mohammed is quoted as saying.
Al Qaeda's communications network was severely disrupted, he said. Operatives could no longer use satellite phones and had to rely on couriers, although they continued to use Internet chat rooms.
"Before September 11, we could dispatch operatives with the expectation of follow-up contact, but after October 7 [when U.S. bombing started in Afghanistan], that changed 180 degrees. There was no longer a war room ... and operatives had more autonomy."

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