Osama Bin Laden Approves Impending Attack



'Credible But Not Specific' Threat of New Terrorist Attack
Officials in Europe, US on High Alert for Commando-Style Raids After Capture of Suspected German Terrorist

Sept. 28, 2010

US and European officials said Tuesday they have detected a plot to carry out a major, coordinated series of commando-style terror attacks in Britain, France, Germany and possibly the United States.

A senior US official said that while there is a "credible" threat, no specific time or place is known. President Obama has been briefed about the threat, say senior US officials.

Intelligence and law enforcement authorities in the US and Europe said the threat information is based on the interrogation of a suspected German terrorist allegedly captured on his way to Europe in late summer and now being held at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

US law enforcement officials say they have been told the terrorists were planning a series of "Mumbai-style" commando raids on what were termed "economic or soft" targets in the countries. Pakistani militants killed 173 people with guns and grenades during the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India.

In testimony before Congress last week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said, "We are all seeing increased activity by a more diverse set of groups and a more diverse set of threats."

Officials in France have put the country on high alert for a terror attack and authorities in Paris shut down the Eiffel Tower for the second time in two weeks today after what was termed a "false alarm."

No bomb was found but officials in France are taking no chances, given what they believe is a very real threat.

"We currently have reached a spike in the threat of an attack, which is unquestionable," said the head of the French National Police last week. He also said France was at particular risk from al Qaeda's North African affiliate.

The new threat to France, and to Germany and Britain and the U.S., is coming from Pakistan, according to intelligence officials. The captured German reportedly said several teams of attackers, all with European passports, had been trained and dispatched from training camps in Waziristan and Pakistan. Officials say the German claimed the attack plan had been approved by Osama Bin Laden.

US intelligence officials said they believed an attack on American soil was more likely to come from terrorists connected to the al Qaeda group in Yemen, known as AQAP, al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula.

But an official of the New York Police Department said while the most specific information was about Europe, NYPD intelligence officers were following the new information closely. "Nobody here is letting their guard down, the NYPD is watching," the official said.

Germans Training in Al Qaeda-Connected Camps

In the last four years, dozens of German citizens have been recruited to train in al Qaeda-connected camps in Pakistan, according to US and German law enforcement officials. German language jihadi videos on the internet help to attract more trainees.

"Some are German converts, many are Turks, many are Arabs," said Guido Steinberg, a counter-terrorism analyst at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. "Right now we already have the first Afghans and even Iranians in these circles. It's a very mixed bunch of people -- quite international."

"The American authorities are extremely nervous about what is going on, the Germans are extremely nervous about what's going on," said Steinberg.

"The advantage, of course, is the passport," said Steinberg, "because with the German passport it's a lot easier to travel."

Travelers with German passports do not require a visa to enter the United States. Officials now believe at least one team of German jihadists was dispatched to Europe over the summer, travelling on German passports.

Steinberg said that many of the German jihadis who train in Pakistan are killed, "but those who come back are a threat. "And they are a threat not only to Germany," added Steinberg, "but also to our allies and especially the U.S. because they are extremely anti-American."

Steinberg said the Germans were recruited from mosques in Berlin, Bonn and Hamburg, including the same mosque in Hamburg where Mohammed Atta and other 9/11 hijackers gathered. German authorities shut down the Taiba mosque in Hamburg, previously known as the al Quds mosque, in August.

"Young men were being turned into religious fanatics there," said Christoph Ahlhaus, secretary of the interior for the city of Hamburg at the time.

"Hamburg cannot become a cradle for Islamists capable of violence," said Ahlhaus.

Steinberg said it was "quite shocking" that the former al Quds mosque was still producing jihadis. "There is a certain amount of continuity in German jihadism,' said Steinberg.

Drone Strikes Along Pakistan Border

US officials said the CIA has been in frequent touch with European counterterrorism officials since the threat emerged this summer.

The threat may help explain the increase in U.S. air strikes in the mountainous area along the Pakistani and Afghan border.

There have been at least 70 attacks this year alone, with new ones announced each day, as General David Petraeus explained in an interview with Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

"The sanctuaries and safe havens, again, there will have to be more done about them," said Gen. Petraeus. "There were will have to be more pressure on them, no question."

In a statement to ABC News, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper declined to discuss the threat.

"We are not going to comment on specific intelligence, as doing so threatens to undermine intelligence operations that are critical to protecting the U.S. and our allies," said Clapper. "As we have repeatedly said, we know al Qaeda wants to attack Europe and the United States. We continue to work closely with our European allies on the threat from international terrorism, including al Qaeda. Information is routinely shared between the U.S. and our key partners in order to disrupt terrorist plotting, identify and take action against potential operatives, and strengthen our defenses against potential threats."

The FBI declined to comment.

The Truth

more needed than ever! ...

Ramp up the education

The public needs education about false-flag attacks -- how common a strategy it has been, according to publicly available documents; and what a useful a tool it provides, for initiating unpopular (and unconstitutional) governmental policies.

here's a good start...

Well David Ray Griffin says

Well David Ray Griffin says Bin Laden is dead, but the government keeps dis-interring him. What happens when his "normal" life span runs out in say 20 years? Will we still use him or no, maybe a clone by then.....

"The FBI declined to comment"

Just ask the FBI to call off the planned strikes.


and the headline is based on this:
"Officials say the German claimed the attack plan had been approved by Osama Bin Laden."

Osama Bin Laden Approves Impending Attack?

Sure he does.

No attack

There will be no major attack. The only attacks that are happening are the MilitaryIntell press releases and the subsequent "news" reporting. It's an attack on our sense of security and fear is their weapon. I am sensing that the real perps are getting kinda nervous. Support for the wars is waning around the world and so too is the truth about 9/11 spreading rapidly. It's also an election year here and the politicians who support this mumbo jumbo run the real risk of losing their seats of power, so to help them out the 'top brass" are doing their best to help out. The residual effect of the "warning" is meant to carry over to the next contrived terror announcement.

I agree with Student. It's time to ratchet up the education about false flag attacks. while still maintaining the pressure on things like the gross WTC anomalies. True or untrue, we need to interpret this as an attack on us. Attempts to slander us with ad hominem attacks doesn't work very well. Feeding the masses with disinfo is far more effective for them. But their lies have their limits, because even the more ignorant media types will catch on if they lay it on too thick, hence, the plethora of "refuse to comment" responses coming from those making the claims.

A false flag attack will definitely NOT happen in France. The French are way to cynical and smart for that. This feels more like election year propaganda than anything else.

Sooooo.......... write more letters, stand on more corners, hand out more copies of Press for Truth and remain resilient. I can smell victory thru the stench of it all.

It's just trucking amazing...

...how these home-grown terrorists (Petraeus, Clapper, Napolitano, Gates, et al) just can't stop that be-afraid, be very afraid crap. Their credibility is absolutely zero. They are professional liars whose very careers and financial fortunes depend upon endless war. Notice how almost nobody wants to be named. This garbage article is full of "American officials", "US officials", "Senior US official", etc... A bunch of lying cowards who should all be sent to a War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. Anyway--I digress.

Osama bin-Laden has been dead since his demise from chronic kidney disease on December 16, 2001. Just google that and see for yourself.

With the war in Iraq going badly a la Viet Nam, and the war in Afghanistan going just as badly a la Viet Nam, The Empire needs to get another hot war going soon, and I would say Syria is next, except that the war against Pakistan seems to be well underway already. So the new threat is coming from Pakistan. Hmmm...I wonder if they are mad at us for blowing the arms and legs off of their children in their beds at night with the Predator drone attacks. You just never know with these ragheads.