Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thomson, Mumbai, and it can't happen in Illinois?

PJ Media Yesterday: U.S. Now Exports Terror: American Linked to Mumbai Attack
Late last month, two arrests in Chicago seemed to confirm a pattern of American citizens wishing to engage in acts of terror abroad but failing. But new reports from India indicate that at least one of the two arrested may have been involved in planning the coordinated attacks in Mumbai last year. Those attacks killed 173 people and have been described as India’s 9/11.

If these reports pan out, then a Chicago-area man who legally changed his name from Daood Gilani to David Headley — and who had previously been indicted for planning a foiled terror attack against Denmark’s Jylland Posten newspaper as “revenge” for printing cartoons of the prophet Mohammad — conducted surveillance of targets in Mumbai. He helped facilitate the massacre in which innocent civilians were methodically gunned down at the real-time urging of their Lashkar-e-Taiba controllers from Pakistan.
and Bill Roggio: Pakistani generals linked to US terror suspects
There are reports that one or both of the two unnamed Pakistani conspirators who worked with Rana and Headley are Pakistani military officers. My sources said that Rana's brothers are not the unnamed suspects.

Headley is suspected of scouting Mumbai for the Lashkar-e-Taiba prior to the deadly 62-hour terror assault on the city that left more than 170 dead. Headley spent 10 days at the Taj Hotel, which was one of the primary targets of the Lashkar-e-Taiba operation in Mumbai.

Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2009/11/pakistani_generals_linked_to_u.php#ixzz0XDf2h0UQ
So, wouldn't a Gitmo North in Thomson Illinois have offered these guys a hugely symbolic target a lot closer to home?

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