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Analysis: Radical Jihadist Terror 10 Years After 9/11

Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 03:06 PM


Terrorism: Radical Jihadist Terrorism Ten Years After 9/11
September 11, 2011

In a new analysis, LIGNET.com discusses the recent warning of a possible terrorist threat to New York and Washington and how radical Islamist terrorists have changed their tactics in response to increased security. Security was tightened in New York and Washington over the past few days in response to “credible and specific” information from a CIA intelligence source in Pakistan of plans for a car bomb attack against the two cities. The source reportedly claimed that at least one of the perpetrators was an American and this attack may be modeled after Faisal Shahzad’s May 1, 2010 attempt to set off a car bomb in Times Square.

LIGNET agreed with the Obama administration’s decision to publicize the threat to New York and Washington and believes that regardless of this intelligence, tight security was necessary since there was a high probability of terrorist attacks by radical Islamists against the United States and U.S. interests last weekend. Materials discovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound indicated that he wanted to strike the U.S. on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 and it is likely that surviving al Qaeda operatives and other radical Jihadist groups shared a similar objective. LIGNET.com noted that:

“There is no doubt that al Qaeda has been severely damaged by U.S. intelligence and military counterterrorism efforts since 9/11, including the deaths of Osama bin Laden and senior al Qaeda leaders. However, the threat from radical Islamic terrorism still exists. There have been over 40 radical Islamist attacks against the United States since 9/11. Although some were averted by tough counterterrorism programs, a few were prevented only through sheer luck. Aware that large spectacular attacks are very difficult due to increased security, radical Islamists have turned to smaller attacks using individuals without identifiable ties to radical groups.”

Click HERE to read the full analysis of this story from LIGNET.com , a new Washington, DC-based intelligence analysis and forecasting service.

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