AL-QAEDA HAS TRAINED FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS TO ATTACK WEST, US OFFICIALS WARN
The London Daily Telegraph reports: “Al-Qaeda terror cells have trained a group of female suicide bombers to attack Western targets, US officials have warned.
The women, who may have a non Arab appearance and be travelling on Western passports, have been prepared for their missions by the Yemeni group responsible for the operation to blow up an airliner over the United States on Christmas Day.
Details of the bombers emerged just hours after British spy chiefs raised the UK threat state to severe amid fears that al-Qaeda was planning a wave of attacks against western targets.
Terror experts within the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, a unit of MI5, now believe that an attack against the UK is highly likely.
US law enforcement agents have been told to be on the lookout for female suicide bombers who may attempt to enter the country.
At least two are believed to be connected to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula which dispatched underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who tried unsuccessfully to bring down a transatlantic airliner over Detroit.
Richard Clarke, a former chief White House counter terrorism adviser, said: They have trained women.
There are others who are still out there who have been trained and who are clean skins – that means people who we do not have a record of, people who may not look like al-Qaeda terrorists, who may not be Arabs, and may not be men.
Security sources said that it was inevitable that al-Qaeda would eventually turn to using women with a western appearance to carry out suicide attacks.
Officials said that airliners and all forms of transport could be targeted as well as sports stadiums, ports and power stations.
Although female suicide bombers have been used to carry out attacks by al-Qaeda in Iraq and Palestinian groups in Israel, none are thought to have been used against European or US targets before…” (Female suicide bombers may be the most dangerous since they could place bombs in their headdress, or internally where scanning equipment cannot penetrate into body openings. While Proverbs 2 vs. 11 – 19 speak of prostitutes, it could certainly picture fair haired women with explosives implanted in their body organs. The Taliban and Islamic organizations are choosing women who do not look like Arabs.)
ATTEMPTED TERROR ATTACK LIKELY, INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS WARN
ABC News reports: “An attempted al Qaeda attack against the United States is a high possibility in the next 3 to 6 months, the nations’ top intelligence chiefs testified.
An attempted attack, the priority is certain, I would say, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
CIA director Leon Panetta and FBI director Robert Mueller both told the committee they agreed with Blair’s stark assessment, when asked by committee chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Blair and Panetta both said it is becoming more difficult to identify the threat posed by an evolving al Qaeda, which has become more reliant on its regional terror networks to conduct attacks.
We have made the complex, multiple-team attacks very difficult for al Qaeda to pull off, Blair said. As we saw with the recent successful and attempted terrorist attacks, however, identifying individual terrorists, small groups with short histories using simple attack methods is a new degree of difficulty.
We did not identify [Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab] before he boarded Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day. We should have, he said.
Panetta shared Blair’s assessment of the al Qaeda threat as something that has changed since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when four coordinated groups of terrorists hijacked separate airliners to crash them in New York and Washington.
My greatest concern and what keeps me awake at night is that al Qaeda and its terrorist allies and affiliates could very well attack the United States in our homeland, the CIA director said. The biggest threat I see is not so much that we face another attack similar to 9/11. I think the greater threat is that al Qaeda is adapting their methods in ways that oftentimes make it difficult to detect.
Al Qaeda has found new safe havens and established regional nodes in places like Yemen and Somalia, the Maghreb [North Africa] and others, he said.
Panetta also warned that he is becoming increasing concerned about threats from lone wolf terrorists who act on their own without any central planning from an established terror network such as al Qaeda…” (Americans are being warned that another 9/11/2001 attack or one greater is coming within 3 – 6 months. Such terrorism is predicted in intensity and immensity preceding Christs return to earth to set up His eternal kingdom. See Genesis 6:11; Matthew 24:37; Luke 21 vs. 9, 27, 28, 31, and 32. Keep looking up for Christ is about to appear.)
‘BIN LADEN TAPE’ WARNS OBAMA OF MORE ATTACKS
BBC News reports: “A tape said to be from al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has warned US President Barack Obama there will be more attacks if the US continues to support Israel.
In the newly released audio tape aired on al-Jazeera, Bin Laden says the US will never live in peace until there is peace in Palestine.
The authenticity of the audio tape has not been verified.
The message claims al-Qaeda was behind the 25 December attempt to blow up a passenger plane bound for the US.
A Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has been charged with attempting to blow up the Delta Airlines plane as it approached Detroit from Amsterdam.
The voice recording says that the message is from Osama to Obama.
Directly addressing Americans, it says: It is unfair you enjoy a safe life while our brothers in Gaza suffer greatly… Our attacks will continue as long as you support Israel.
It goes on: America will never dream of security unless we will have it in reality in Palestine.
The Washington-based IntelCenter, which monitors terror group communications, said the message was a possible indicator of an attack within the next 12 months…” (Since the message supposedly is from Osama to Obama, isnt it time that our president call these murderous thugs, Islamic terrorists, instead of calling their deadly deeds manmade disasters even when one of their fanatics killed 15 of our American Military men. The military leaders reported a number of lies to our people saying it happened because of a depressed man rather than one whos calling card stated: Hasan a Soldier of Allah as well as being reported ran into the Ft. Hood Army Base firing two pistols crying “allahu akbar” meaning that this is being done in the name of our god allah.)
AL-QAEDA IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA URGES JIHAD
BBC News reports: “A Yemen-based offshoot of al-Qaeda has called on Muslims in the region to wage holy war against the US and its allies.
A purported audio statement by Said al-Shihri, deputy leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, warned American and Crusader interests are everywhere.
Attack them and eliminate as many enemies as you can, Mr. Shihri urged.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has said it was behind a failed bomb attack on a US passenger jet as it flew into Detroit on Christmas Day.
A Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has been charged with attempting to blow up the Northwest Airlines Airbus A330.
He has allegedly said AQAP operatives trained him in Yemen, equipped him with a powerful explosive device and told him what to do.
In an audio message posted on a jihadist website, Mr. Shihri praised the glorious invasion by Mr. Abdulmutallab and said it had been carried out in co-ordination with al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
We repeat what our Sheikh Osama said, that America will not dream of security until we live in security in Palestine, he said, referring to a purported audio statement issued by the Saudi militant leader…” (Their religion is not one of love and peace as cowardly leaders proclaim. Instead, hatred and murder reigns. How different is Christ and Christianity. Please see Luke 6:27, 28; I John 2:9-11, 3:10, 14, 15, and especially verse 16, plus 4:7, 8, and 12.)