Al Qaeda Tape to Call for Use of WMDs

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Intelligence and law enforcement sources tell ABC News they are expecting al Qaeda operatives will post a new video on the Internet in the next 24 hours, calling for what one source said is "jihadists to use biological, chemical and nuclear weapons to attack the West."

"There have been several reports that al Qaeda will release a new message calling for the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against civilians," FBI spokesman Richard Kolko told ABC News in an e-mail.

"Although there have been similar messages in the past, the FBI and [Department of Homeland Security] have no intelligence of any specific plot or indication of a threat to the U.S.," the e-mail said. "The FBI and U.S. intelligence community will review the message for any intelligence value."

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Posted May 28, 2008 at 5:23 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Knapsack wrote:

Punk’d.

(It didn’t happen.  See GoogleNews.)

May 28, 9:20 pm | [comment link]
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