Sunday, November 07, 2010

AQAP claims responsibility for cargo planes plot - The Long War Journal

AQAP claims responsibility for cargo planes plot - The Long War Journal

via Long War Journal,
In a message released to jihadist websites on Friday, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for two explosive packages found aboard cargo planes in late October. The Long War Journal has obtained a translation of the statement.

Addressing President Obama, the AQAP statement reads: “We have directed three strikes at your planes within one year, and we will continue, by the grace of God, to direct our strikes against American interests and the interests of her allies.”

The “three strikes” include Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab’s attempt to bring down Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009, the recent plot involving explosive devices shipped via cargo planes and, oddly, the downing of a UPS airliner on Sept. 3 in Dubai.

The first two strikes are known AQAP plots, but the third had not been previously identified as an act of terrorism. Officials in the United Arab Emirates have told the press that there is no evidence of an explosion on board the plane before the crash, which killed the two pilots on board. But they are reportedly investigating the crash once again in light of AQAP’s statement.


Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/11/aqap_claims_responsi.php#ixzz14bbbj3MV
Addressing President Obama.... strange this story doesn't make MSM as far as I can tell.

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