Mumbai-style terror attacks on Europe thawed - Osama behind the plot

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  1. bhramos

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    MOSCOW, September 29 (RIA Novosti) - Intelligence agencies have prevented a series of terrorist attacks on Britain, France and Germany, Sky News reported.
    The TV channel quoted intelligence sources as saying that Pakistan-based militants had been planning simultaneous attacks on London and major cities in France and Germany.
    The planned strikes would have been similar to the commando-style attacks carried out in India's Mumbai in 2008, the report said.
    The alleged plot that Sky News said was intercepted by European, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence services was believed to be in the "advanced but not imminent stage."

    Mumbai-style terror attacks on Europe thwarted - media | World | RIA Novosti

    What a sh!t man. if Pakistan is not Terror-state, why would the links of pakistan be linked to every world terror attacks.!!!
     
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  3. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    How dare you accuse land of pure...they have just been accepted into IAEA board.

    This shows how europe and uncle sam trusts them.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    It's a big muck-fest methinks.

    They may have prevented these attacks, and I congratulate the people who did this; but unless we take the political winds out of their sails (i.e. the terrorist and extremist organisations), such things will keep happening.

    Let us hope that the patents for alternative energy sources that had the potential to challenge the contemporary fossil fuel powered vehicles are nullified by the US government. They can do it, just as they recently legalised jailbreaking of Apple iPhones. They didn't give a damn about Steve Jobs; neither should they give a damn about the oil tycoons.

    What will follow is a proliferation of vehicles that will use alternative sources. The lucrative petroleum business will sag and consequently the petro-dollar flush missile eastern countries will have to cut down on their 'charitable' work the world over; which will result in a reduction of extremism. It will also herald democratic reforms in the middle eastern countries where autocracy rules; the autocrats being buoyed by the constant cash flow from their petroleum exports and protected by the veil of 'religious piousness'.
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The worms are creeping out of the woodwork!

    And that clot, David Milliband, the last UK Foreign Secretary gave Pakistan a clean chit!
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Totally agree. David Milliband is a person who once proposed some 'hard headed talks' when the Russian Army entered South Ossetia and Abkhazia and later Georgia proper.

    He is not in any way apt for the job of a diplomat, leave alone a politician. He, however, can be a great source of knowledge to budding politicans and diplomats alike; in a way that he tells us a lot about things that one should not do.
     
  7. sesha_maruthi27

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    The Europeans and the U.S. are the countries who supported Partition of INDIA. They are the one created the terrorist state of Pakistan. Now they are paying for what they did long back and also tasting their own blood.

    :emot15::emot15::emot15::emot154:
     
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    29 September 2010 Last updated at 02:23 GMT

    'Al-Qaeda' terror plot targeting Europe uncovered

    By Frank Gardner

    BBC security correspondent

    Western intelligence agencies are tracking a significant al-Qaeda plot to carry out commando-style raids on cities in Britain, France and Germany.

    It is thought teams of jihadists plan to seize Western hostages and murder them - in a manner similar to the siege of two Indian hotels in Mumbai.

    The plot is believed to be in its early stages.

    No imminent arrests in the UK are expected, and the national threat level remains at its current level of severe.

    Details leaked

    Intelligence agencies on both sides of the Atlantic are tracking one of the most serious al-Qaeda attack plans in recent years.

    Inspired by al-Qaeda's fugitive core leadership in Pakistan's tribal areas, the plan is understood to include small well-armed commando-style teams of jihadist militants.

    The idea is thought to have moved from the aspirational stage to actual planning.

    Western security agencies may have been hoping to keep their knowledge of it out of the public spotlight for longer so criminal evidence could be gathered, but initial details were leaked to the US press.

    In the UK, the national threat remains at severe, where it has been since January, meaning a terrorist attack is thought highly likely.

    But government officials say there are no plans to raise it to the highest level of critical, and they do not expect to see an imminent wave of arrests.

    France and Germany are both on a heightened state of security alert.
    Al-Qaeda' terror plot targeting Europe uncovered
     
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    Terror Plot To Attack European Cities Foiled
    Share Share Comments (2)7:20am UK, Wednesday September 29, 2010

    Alex Watts and Huw Borland, Sky News Online

    Intelligence agencies have intercepted a terror plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks on Britain and other European countries, according to Sky News sources.

    Sky's foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall said militants based in Pakistan were planning simultaneous strikes in London, as well as cities in France and Germany.

    He said the plan was in an "advanced but not imminent stage" and the plotters had been tracked by spy agencies "for some time".

    Marshall said an increase in drone attacks in Pakistan in the past few weeks was linked to attempts by Western powers to disrupt the plot.


    foreign affairs editor tim marshall on the terror threat
    He said the planned attacks would have been similar to the commando-style raids carried out in Mumbai by Pakistan-based gunmen in 2008.

    Then, the heavily armed militants launched an assault on various targets in the Indian city, killing 166 people.

    US officials said America appeared to have increased drone aircraft attacks against al Qaeda-linked militants in Pakistan and might have killed a senior leader of the terror group.

    The officials declined to comment on specific plots in Europe or elsewhere but acknowledged drone strikes in Pakistan were meant to disrupt militant networks planning attacks.


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    Marshall added: "I am led to believe a number of these (drone) attacks were designed against the leadership of this particular plot, which had an al Qaeda and possibly some sort of Taliban connection projecting into Europe.

    "And they have killed several of the leaders - which is why the terror threat has not risen."

    The last time Britain raised its international terrorism threat level was in January.

    It went up to "severe" - the second highest level of alert in the five-tier system.



    Heavily-armed militants caused mayhem in Mumbai in 2008


    On September 16, head of MI5 Jonathan Evans said there remained "a serious risk of a lethal attack taking place".

    In France on Tuesday, the Eiffel Tower and the surrounding Champ de Mars park were evacuated briefly because of a bomb alert.

    It was the fourth such alert in the Paris area in as many weeks.

    French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said on September 20 that France faced a real terrorism threat due to a backlash from al Qaeda militants in North Africa.

    He said there were growing fears of an attack from home-grown terrorist cells within French borders.

    Terror Plot To Attack European Cities Foiled
     
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    Just to let you know that David Miliband Political career has been ended by his younger brother ED miliband.
     
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    Even GOI gave them clean chit .its is always like blow hot blow cold for GOI since 28/11.
     
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    Yes that pleased me no end.
     
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    Osama behind 26/11-like plot in Europe cities

    WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: The world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin-Laden is masterminding an unfolding plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks on European cities and top US officials have told Islamabad that the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Haqqani network are working on the plan with al-Qaida.

    Bin-Laden, believed to be deep in hiding in the tribal areas of Pakistan, used couriers to send messages to Qaida affiliates and partners several months ago, telling them he would like to see a Mumbai-style attack on at least three strategic targets – the UK, Germany and France, the US National Public Radio (NPR) said, citing American officials.

    The radio said gunmen planned to fire at busy European tourist sites and take over hotels in a plot that would mark a new style of attack for Qaida.

    Concerned over the conspiracy, visiting CIA chief Leon Panetta told Pakistani leaders that LeT and Haqqani network were colluding with Qaida to carry out the attacks in late November, the Dawn reported, quoting Pakistani officials.

    Panetta, who met President Asif Ali Zardari, PM Yousaf Raza Gilani and Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, informed them about three dozen terrorist were behind the plot. agencies

    Osama behind 26/11-like plot in Europe cities - The Times of India
     
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    26/11-style threat to Europe: The Pak connection



    Some Pakistan-based terrorists who were plotting a Mumbai-style attack on London and other European cities have been identified by investigators, who matched their voices in intercepted calls with a secret database.

    UK's top communication and intelligence agency has identified some of the terrorists in the recently-unravelled plot in which at least 20 young British Muslims were being trained at Al Qaeda terror camps in Pakistan to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Europe.

    The Government Communications Headquarters, Britain's electronic eavesdropping centre popularly known as GCHQ identified some of these terrorists, The Sunday Times said but did not name any.

    The centre, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, intercepted telephone calls made by British militants at a training camp in the tribal borders of Pakistan to identify the suspects.
    According to the paper, some are said to come from the Rochdale area, others from the Midlands.

    Matching their voice-prints allowed the security services to trace their connections to other individuals in their network.

    An important aspect of GCHQ's work is the analysis of voice-prints, a technique that can identify a voice speaking on a telephone in Afghanistan or Pakistan by matching it against a databank of suspects held by GCHQ.

    "You pick up a voice and if you find a match for it in the database, you can get a name. Then you get the call data and see who the guy has been calling," one expert said.

    The method was apparently used to pick up "credible" intelligence of the plan for simultaneous attacks by British and foreign insurgents against several European cities.

    An MI5 surveillance operation began tracking potential suspects in London and northwest England earlier this year.

    In a strike on September 8, three pilotless predator drones fired a barrage of hellfire missiles at a suspected militant hideout on the Ghulam Khan road in North Waziristan.

    According to the daily, the targets were suspected European jihadis who were allegedly being trained in combat mission against their home countries.

    The missiles killed a British man, one of the two brothers said to be part of a 10-man team at the heart of an Al Qaeda plot against London and other European cities, the daily quoted a Pakistani intelligence official as saying.

    The dead Briton was identified as Abdul Jabar, who originally hailed from Jhelum district and is said to be one of the team of jihadis planning Mumbai-type attacks in the UK, France and Germany.

    The 20 youths, who came under the scanner, hold British passports, and are said to have travelled into the tribal areas of Pakistan to join terror training camps run by Al Qaeda and associated militant groups.

    They were reportedly trained to use firearms as well as explosives so that they can carry out shooting sprees in Britain.

    Under the plot, the terrorists were to be sent on to the streets, probably in capital cities, to shoot at random before heading into landmark buildings, as in the Mumbai outrage on November 26, 2008.

    Contributors to a prominent jihadist website last December discussed the idea of carrying out attacks using machine guns against nightclubs, sporting venues and Jewish centres.

    Over the next few months, GCHQ, the government's eavesdropping centre in Cheltenham, started monitoring telephone discussions between suspects in militant training camps near the Afghan-Pakistan border and people in Europe as they discussed logistics.

    Sources said there may have been up to 15 or 20 Britons whose voices have been picked up by GCHQ intercepts.

    Details of the plot were not specific, however. Western intelligence agencies still do not know the targets or when the attacks are due to take place. The assessment that something big might be in the pipeline grew in July after the Americans arrested a German called Ahmed Siddique in Kabul.

    He attended the same mosque in Hamburg as some of the leaders of the 9/11 plot.

    He apparently told his American interrogators of "attack scenarios in Germany and neighbouring European countries".
     
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    I think this is a ploy by the ISI to spread the propaganda that the same exact people who are plotting "Mumbai-style" attacks on Europe were the ones behind 26/11, thereby cleaning up the Pakistani-state, while that's not the case.
     
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    I really wish the terrorists well so that there is actually an attack and the west which has turned a blind eye of Pak connivance with terrorists is made to smell coffee. As it is the US has said that if another 9/11 happens they will attack known sites of AQ and Taliban which in fact they should have already. So let them have another 9/11 and we can hear some firework next door.
     

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