AL QAEDA TAR­GETS NAVY

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitic­s -

The lat­est is­sue of the al Qaeda mag­a­zine Resur­gence calls on ter­ror­ists to at­tack U.S. Navy ships and bases as part of ef­forts to break what the group calls the U.S. stran­gle­hold on the Mus­lim world.

“At­tacks on the U.S. Navy are not in the realm of the im­pos­si­ble ei­ther,” the mag­a­zine stated in an ar­ti­cle head­lined “On Tar­get­ing the Achilles Heel of Western Economies.”

“Some tar­gets, like Port Jebel Ali in Dubai, are too ob­vi­ous to es­cape no­tice,” the ar­ti­cle said. “While oth­ers, such as Camp Thun­der Clove in Diego Gar­cia; Naval Support Ac­tiv­ity in Juf­fair, Bahrain; and Camp Le­mon­nier in Dji­bouti may re­quire a more com­plex ef­fort to tar­get.”

The re­port said an al Qaeda at­tack Sept. 6 in Karachi, Pak­istan, in­volved a group of Is­lamist Pak­istani naval of­fi­cers work­ing covertly with al Qaeda in an at­tempt to hi­jack a Pak­istani navy frigate.

The plan was to use the war­ship to at­tack U.S. Navy ships in the In­dian Ocean.

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