Saturday, May 07, 2005

Another Terror Attack Looming?

I hope I'm wrong about this, I really do.

The more I think about it, the more it seems to be that we're building towards another terrorist attack or series of attacks. In the message left by the Islamic group claiming responsibility for the British Consulate bomb they state that the attack was "the beginning of war inside and outside of America". They go on to claim that they "will not hesitate to hit the parties and coffee shops, the hotels and the churches, with the help of Allah.” Finally they call on “our cells in America to start battles in the streets.” This group Jund al-sham also claims responsibility for the Texas oil refinery blast, the one the FBI said had no connection to terrorism eight days before they went to see the site themselves. There was also the pipe-bomb making factory raided in New York recently, the one with no connections to terrorism despite pictures of Bin Laden and beheadings in Iraq on the walls.

At the same time we also have a message from Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia calling on Bin Laden to help them by attacking America immediately. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but it seems like there's an awful lot more of this sort of activity going on now than before. Is it building towards something? I really hope not but I'd advise everyone to pay a little more attention to their surroundings. It can't do any harm to be a bit more wary.

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