Still think it can't happen here again...
Terrorist Plot to Strike Stadiums, Ships, Subways & Rail Stations in the U.S. Uncovered
Plans Reportedly Designed to "Outdo" the 9/11 Attacks
26 December 2005: Two Algerians were arrested and a third, already in custody, was served with an arrest warrant on Friday as the result of an anti-terrorist investigation being conducted in southern Italy. The three terrorism suspects have been linked with a terrorist plot involving a planned new series of attacks to be conducted inside the United States. According to information released by Italy's interior minister Giuseppe Pisanu, the attacks would have targeted ships, stadiums or railway stations in a bid to outdo the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The Algerians are believed to be members of the terrorist group "Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat" (GSPC), an al Qaeda linked organization composed of radical Islamic terrorists. The three men were identified as: Achour RABAH, Tartaq SAMI and Yasmine BOUHRAMA. RABAH and SAMI were arrested on Friday in the Salerno area south of Naples, and in Curingia, in the southern Calabria region, respectively.
BOUHRAMA, 32, has been in a Naples jail since his arrest on November 15 in connection with another investigation of the terrorist group. He has been identified as the leader of the Salerno cell and appears to have coordinated terrorist operations with other cells in Milan, Brescia and Naples. All three are alleged to have obtained false papers and funds to finance the GSPC and its planned operations.
The GSPC is based in Algeria, but has developed a global reach as it became aligned
with al Qaeda under the larger umbrella of Islamic Fundamentalism
Many of the details of the U.S. plot are being withheld as the investigation
continues to evolve and more arrests are expected.
No really, I'm sure it was all a big misunderstanding.
Yeah, that's the ticket!
If you haven't read 'The Third Terrorist' by Jayna Davis, please do so.