Al-Qaida Revived

Posted: 9/13/2007 by Floyd in Labels:

Al-Qaida has revived, extended its influence, and has the capacity to
carry out a spectacular strike similar to the September 11 attacks on
America, one of the world's leading security thinktanks warned
yesterday.There is increasing evidence "that 'core' al-Qaida is
proving adaptable and resilient, and has retained an ability to plan
and coordinate large-scale attacks in the western world despite the
attrition it has suffered", said the London-based International
Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). "The threat from Islamist
terrorism remains as high as ever, and looks set to get worse," it

According to the article Iran could have a nuclear weapon by 2009 or 2010, sighting the serious doubts about Nuri al-Maliki and his shortcomings and listed the plot in Germany that was recently foiled and last years plot in Britain showed how al-Qaida had an ambition to carry out massive attacks while strengthening their position in north-west Pakistan.
The institute's assessment of the terrorist threat reflects that of MI5
and MI6. There are 2,000 individuals engaged in 30 terrorist plots in
200 networks, according to British security and intelligence officials.
They said earlier this year that al-Qaida had begun to regroup and that
Britain was a prime target.
Warning from a leading think tank

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