New York Thanksgiving Terror Attack: Update 4

The Following is from the Debka File and contains a bit more of the history, potentially, of this event if the terrorists are able to pull it off.  Here is the URL for this story:


FBI: Al Qaeda may target New York City subway over Thanksgiving

DEBKAfile Special Report

November 26, 2008, 6:26 PM (GMT+02:00)


New York subway

An internal FBI memo to law enforcement personnel obtained by the Associated Press speaks of a “plausible but unsubstantiated” report that in late September, al Qaeda may have discussed attacking the subway systems in an around New York City during the coming holiday season. “Suicide bombers or explosives,” are mentioned in the document dated Tuesday, Nov. 25, which says: “We have no specific details to confirm that this plot has developed beyond aspirational planning.”

On Nov. 16, DEBKAfile‘s counter-terror sources reported that president-elect Barack Obama and his transition team had received an intelligence briefing warning them that al Qaeda may be plotting a major attack against a US target in America, Europe, North Africa or the Middle East in the early days of his presidency. On Nov. 14, DEBKA-Net-Weekly 372 disclosed a Directive to All Fighters in Arabia issued by al Qaeda’s Yemen headquarters on Nov. 9 presaging a major operation in the United States that will “change the political and economic world” and be “far bigger than 9/11.”

The notice said “the operation is very near” and “precise instructions” were in the hands of “the fighters, who are already on their way to America.”

The warning comes as hundreds of thousands of tourists arrive in New York for the long holiday weekend, marked by the huge Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 27.

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