Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. Or On Its Way, According to New Intel
(ABC's Brian Ross)(On Drudge)
ABC ^ | July 10, 2007 | Brian Ross
Posted on 07/10/2007
Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence from Afghanistan suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here.
The White House has convened an urgent multi-agency meeting for Thursday afternoon to deal with the new threat.
Top intelligence and law enforcement officials have been told to assemble in the Situation Room to report on:
--what steps can be taken to minimize or counter the threat,
--and what steps are being taken to harden security for government buildings and personnel.
"It suggests they have information that the cell or cells coming this direction want to attack a government facility," Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent and ABC News consultant, said.
Law enforcement officials say the recent failed attacks in London have provided important new clues about possible tactics.
And officials say the London attackers use of the Internet left important clues that are being used to decode other e-mails that had initially been deemed unimportant but are now taking on new significance.
ExSoldier's Note: I have been expecting this for some time. I wonder how many plots we've stopped "in motion" since 2001? Our guys are good. VERY GOOD. But the terrorists only have to get lucky once. If it's the right target and the attack is well executed we might be in a world of hurt. Good thing we've layed in our hurricane supplies. They'll do double duty now. I hope everybody else is similarly prepped and ready.