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Al Qaeda’s Plans

Monday, April 23, 2007  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The British intelligence services believe al Qaeda is planning a mass casualty attack to rival the death toll of Hiroshama:

AL-QAIDA leaders in Iraq are planning the first ‘large-scale’ terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report.

Spy chiefs warn that one operative had said he was planning an attack on “a par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki” in an attempt to “shake the Roman throne”, a reference to the West.

Another plot could be timed to coincide with Tony Blair stepping down as prime minister, an event described by Al-Qaida planners as a “change in the head of the company”.

The report, produced earlier this month and seen by The Sunday Times, appears to provide evidence that Al-Qaida is active in Iran and has ambitions far beyond the improvised attacks it has been waging against British and American soldiers in Iraq.

A separate report warns that Spain or France is the target of an Africa-based branch of al Qaeda.

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