Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ABC News: Credible but “not specific” threat of Mumbai-style terrorist attack

ABC News is reporting that US and European authorities have uncovered a plot to carry out “Mumbai-style” commando terrorist attacks against soft targets in Europe and North America.


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.

The Obama White House has consistently shown a weak hand to those in the islamofascist arena.  From stating a willingness to speak with Iran without preconditions, to promising a Gitmo shutdown (an unkept promise, to date); from the arguably premature pullout of combat troops from Iraq to stubbornly sticking to a similar pullout in Afghanistan. And a recent revelation that Obama believes the US could absorb another 9/11

This is a projection of weakness.  It’s a clear demostration that this administration has no stomach for the fight.  Our allies don’t honestly believe they can trust us and our enemies don’t believe we’ll fight back.

Such a stance invites attacks like the ones described above.

If you’re going to a big football game this weekend, or if you’re going shopping or planning to visit a tourist destination or theme park, keep your eyes open and your finger on the safety switch.