According to Middle East Newsline, Zarqawi is now pointing his rhetoric towards Hizbollah:
“Hizbullah is an independent state inside Lebanon,” Al Zarqawi, in a message broadcast by the Qatari-based A-Jazeera television, said. “It presents deceitful slogans about Palestinian liberation when in fact it serves as a security wall [for Israel] and prevents Sunnis from crossing its borders.”
Fromer CIA er Robert Baer will be my guest today, and his new, spy-thriller Blow the House Down, is based on a theory of al Qaeda-Hizbullah cooperation leading up to 9/11. I’ll ask him about Zarqawi’s latest.
The Los Angeles Times’ account of the Canada terrorism plot suggests that there are overseas threads connecting the plotters up north to others in a half dozen countries, including ours. The New York Times’ account adds:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Saturday that there were contacts between two of the suspects arrested in Canada and two men living in Georgia who were recently arrested, Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, 19. But the bureau reiterated in a statement yesterday that “there is no current outstanding threat to any targets on U.S. soil emanating from this case.”
If you didn’t read Lawrence Wright’s “The Terror Web” when it appeared in The New Yorker almost two years ago, print it off and read it this morning.
The catch yesterday’s profile of a self-appointed and apparently pretty effective cyber sleuth