Monday, 23 April 2007

Terrorist attack in Britain?

AL-QAEDA leaders in Iraq are planning the first “large-scale” terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report.

Spy chiefs warn that one operative had said he was planning an attack on “a par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki” in an attempt to “shake the Roman throne”, a reference to the West.

Another plot could be timed to coincide with Tony Blair stepping down as prime minister, an event described by Al-Qaeda planners as a “change in the head of the company”.

The report, produced earlier this month and seen by The Sunday Times, appears to provide evidence that Al-Qaeda is active in Iran and has ambitions far beyond the improvised attacks it has been waging against British and American soldiers in Iraq.

There is no evidence of a formal relationship between Al-Qaeda, a Sunni group, and the Shi’ite regime of President Mah-moud Ahmadinejad, but experts suggest that Iran’s leaders may be turning a blind eye to the terrorist organisation’s activities.

It follows revelations last year that up to 150 Britons had travelled to Iraq to fight as part of Al-Qaeda’s “foreign legion”. A number are thought to have returned to the UK, after receiving terrorist training, to form sleeper cells.

(Hat-tip: Jihad Watch)

Another reason why, as I've written before, Britain, or Israel, or America, or someone, should be prepared to hit Iran hard. Really, this is the war that should have been waged instead of attacking Iraq, which, although a threat, was a much less significant one.

5 comments:

Wolfie said...

Oh come off-it! Blatantly absurd propaganda.

Look at the real stats : http://www.europol.europa.eu/publications/TESAT/TESAT2007.pdf

Fulham Reactionary said...

Hmm. Not often I get presented with a 55 page rebuttal to something I write. Usually people who disagree with what I say simply scream "you're an evil racist" and leave it at that.

I will read the report, or at least skim-read it, but not tonight. When I've read it, then I'll respond to it.

Wolfie said...

I didn't accuse you of being a racist because I don't think you are a racist and I respect people's right to an opinion. However I am also beholden to truth and I don't believe that article is an accurate appraisal of the facts.

I await your consideration.

Wolfie said...

Correction :

I am also beholden to truth ...

I am also beholden to reason ...

AgainsTTheWall said...

Well I am a racist but I would still treat any anti-Iranian govt leak with a degree of scepticism. More and impartial evidence required before I believe the loony liars who run our country