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Terrorist plots to be unveiled?

The Counterterrorism Blog has got juicy rumours: Following on the Canadian terror-cell - that tried to get three tonnes of ammonium nitrate and supposedly is connected to the kids arrested in Denmark over terror allegations - they report that Steven Emerson (who is a journalist with a scarred reputation) hints that a number of "Al Qaeda" plots have been foiled in the US and that they will be revealed soonish.

It is interesting that if this is true, it will be used for political gains (during mid-terms for example) - at least it is a bird in the hand for any administration being a bit cynical about when to disclose stuff from the judging powers that be.

Of course it takes some time to investigate these kind of cases properly and OPSEC must be upheld, but I'll be a bit critical when the levee breaks.


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