When French and Malian troops took back the city of Timbuktu, the Al-Qaeda Islamist rebels that had been holding big chunks of northern Mali left in a big hurry, leaving behind a bunch of secret Al-Qaeda documents, including a manual on how to avoid American drones.
Last year, a 22 year old Austrian on the way back to Germany from Pakistan, was being questioned by officials when it was discovered he had a stash of USB drives and memory cards in his pants. On the memory cards were a number of porn videos, videos that were later discovered to have a wealth of information encoded about future Al-Qaeda plans that include things like capturing cruise liners and causing carnage in Europe.
At the courthouse in Benghazi in eastern Libya, where the spark of revolution was first ignited, a disturbing thing has turned up… Al Qaeda. Like the opportunistic attention whores they are, they seem to have taken advantage of the uncertainty in Libya to set up shop in the very place where the movement to overthrow Gaddhafi began and have hoisted their flag to prove it.
Ooh poor Joe. Somebody’s bound to hate you.
As more intelligence begins to slowly leak out of Osama bin Laden’s compound like your grandfather with the swollen prostate, one of the newest bits of info is a hit list of American officials that bin Laden had put together. Not surprisingly, Obama’s on top, and then after that military leaders like the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense. But Joe Biden? Oh right, Biden. Bin Laden apparently said not to worry about Biden at all, saying that he just wasn’t that important.
Most assume at this point that bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al Zawahiri is the top dog in Al Qaeda now, but since AQ was founded, it’s spread around the world, and there’s several people who may end up taking the top spot or at least moving up in the terrorist world. One of them is American AQ convert Adam Gadahn, who among other things, loves some death metal. Because death metal is the universal language.
According to some of the data that’s been trickling out of the cache of stuff taken from Osama bin Laden’s pleasure palace was an idea to derail trains in the US. Seemed like a pretty obvious plot to me, since there’s almost no security at all on passenger or freight trains in this country. Hell, if hobos can ride the rails, it should be pretty easy to derail an Amtrak train or a freight train full of ammonia in a small town and make a big impact.
Wikileaks: Gitmo detainees threaten nuclear strikes if bin Laden is killed. Good luck with all that.
“A senior Al-Qaeda commander claimed that the terrorist group has hidden a nuclear bomb in Europe which will be detonated if Bin-Laden is ever caught or assassinated. The US authorities uncovered numerous attempts by Al-Qaeda to obtain nuclear materials and fear that terrorists have already bought uranium. Sheikh Mohammed told interrogators that Al-Qaeda would unleash a ‘nuclear hellstorm’.”