Al-Qaida plans high-sea terror - International hunt continues for Osamaâs 15-ship ânavyâ
EFL, From Joseph Farahâs G2 Bulliten
While al-Qaida continues to hide from international authorities 15 ships it has purchased, there are growing warnings around the world the next dramatic terror attack is more likely to come at sea than in the air. Earlier this year, a chemical tanker, the Dewi Madrim, was hijacked by machinegun-bearing pirates in speedboats off the coast of Sumatra. But these werenât ordinary pirates looking for booty. These were terrorists learning how to drive a ship. They also kidnapped officers in an effort to acquire expertise on conducting a maritime attack. This attack, reports Joseph Farahâs G2 Bulletin, was the equivalent of the al-Qaida hijackers who attended Florida flight schools before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The article continues. I would require registration of merchant ship captains permitted to dock in the US - fingerprints required.
Posted by: Super Hose 2003-10-13