Al-Qaeda Eyes Bio Attack on U.S. from Mexico

[Washington Times] Sara A. Carter - U.S. counterterrorism officials have authenticated a video by an al-Qaeda recruiter threatening to smuggle a biological weapon into the U.S. via tunnels under the Mexico border, the latest sign of the terrorist group's determination to stage another mass-casualty attack on the U.S. homeland. "Four pounds of anthrax - in a suitcase this big - carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the U.S. are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour if it is properly spread in population centers there," the recruiter said. "9/11 will be small change in comparison." The officials stressed that there is no credible information that al-Qaeda has acquired the capabilities to carry out a mass biological attack, although its members have clearly sought the expertise.

2009-06-04 06:00:00

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