[lit-ideas] Re: Anthrax

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 19:21:32 -0400

This article which effectively counters the first objection to the al-Qaeda connection:

A U.S.-Based Al Qaeda 'Sleeper Cell' Was Poised to Launch a Post-Sept. 11 Attack on a Major Washington Target; Would-Be Terrorists Went Underground or Fled U.S.

Evidence Indicates Al Qaeda Had Russian Help Developing Anthrax; Al-Zawahiri Believed Involved in Bin Laden's Biological Weapons Program

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S.-based cell of the Al Qaeda terror network nearly launched an attack on a major target in Washington, D.C. after September 11, *Newsweek* has learned. Intelligence sources say a Qaeda "sleeper cell" in the U.S. was poised to launch the attack -- perhaps against the Capitol Building. The sources believe that the FBI, in its sweep against visa violators and other illegals of Mideast backgrounds, picked up members of a "support cell" tasked with providing logistics help to the people actually carrying out the mission. Intelligence sources say the would-be terrorists then went underground or fled the country. Investigators have not yet been able to identify the plotters from among the hundreds of people caught in the FBI dragnet; they're not even sure they are still in custody, according to a Newsweek Special Report in the December 17 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, December 10), written by Senior Writer Jeffrey Bartholet and reported by Newsweek Correspondents in Afghanistan, Washington and the Middle East.

online at: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/micro_stories.pl?ACCT=617800&TICK=NEWS&STORY=/www/story/12-09-2001/0001630088&EDATE=Dec+9,+2001

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