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The London plots are the “first wave”

Posted By Director On July 5, 2007 @ 3:46 am In Intelligence Analysis,United Kingdom,al Qaeda | Comments Disabled

Analysis from “Archangel,” one of the nation’s leading deep undercover researchers of Islamic terrorist activities*

5 July 2007: The recent albeit unsuccessful car-bomb attacks in London and the bombing at the Glasgow airport should surprise no one, since the UK has been a long standing target and will continue to be unless they succumb to the Islamic invasion they are faced with, along with the every one of the non-Muslim countries.

Absent of any claims, films or statements by al Qaeda to the contrary, I strongly suspect that these two incidents represent the first wave of future attacks. Since they weren’t exactly a success by our standards, there will be more attacks (or attempted attacks) very soon, most likely within the next 8-14 days. Following the 2005 attacks on the London transit system that killed 52 people and injured several hundred more, al Qaeda released a film released within 36 hours that showcased those attacks. It is important to note the complete absence of any statements in any format and media regarding the London incident and the Glasgow airport attack. The absence of public claims in any form is significant in itself if the London and Glasgow events are viewed, as they must be viewed, outside of the Western mindset.

Do not mistake the failures of the London terrorist operatives as a true failure to their Muslim cohorts and supporters. Having thoroughly examined thousands of films, messages and statements published by Islamic terrorists and supporters over the last few years, there is one important aspect to their thought process that must be carefully considered: the success of the mission is less important than the fact that the mission was undertaken. A working example of this is contained in the numerous films about IED attacks in Iraq; careful examination of these films shows that the majority are actually failures, but are nonetheless touted as successful operations simply because the security was breached, military operations were disrupted, and the films substantiate the seemingly omnipresence of “insurgents,” thus motivating those who support them. By al Qaeda standards, therefore, the Glasgow attack was indeed successful as a security breach, further illustrating that “seemingly omnipresent” and relentless nature of Islamic terrorists.

Looking at the larger picture, however, I am unconvinced that the Glasgow attack was officially sanctioned by the top tiered leaders of al Qaeda, as an examination of the event indicates that it was a last minute, rather rushed attack. The London plans as well as Glasgow may, in fact, have successfully served as a distraction for the planning of other, impending operations.

Terrorist cell activation in Egypt

When investigating al Qaeda’s operations, it is not only important to think outside of the Western mindset, but to closely monitor the larger picture of al Qaeda’s stated objectives. I have noted with interest the recent statement released by al Fajr within the last two weeks that served to activate Islamic terror cells - al Qaeda or al Qaeda linked cells in Egypt. This has important historical implications: 16 days after the July 7, 2005 London bombings, al Qaeda attacked the Egyptian resort areas on July 23, 2005.

Future attacks in the U.S. & Canada

Attacks by Islamic terrorists, possibly linked to al Qaeda, may well come to the US and Canada much sooner than people care to think about - perhaps in the upcoming days or weeks, as we remain completely vulnerable to such attacks. There have been massive amounts of fuel, propane tanks, trucks, cars, explosives, fertilizer and other items stolen during the last few years. Our porous borders and the unchecked nature of the influx of illegal aliens have permitted the infiltration of Islamic terrorists into the U.S. and Canada, and there are thousands if not tens of thousands of al Qaeda trained personnel currently at large. Also, there have been hundreds of documented incidents of active surveillance of our airports, hospitals, infrastructure, buildings, bridges, shipping and ports by Middle Easterners. We have allowed ourselves to be sitting ducks and are long overdue for an attack of some kind.

It is important to understand, however, that vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDS) and bombings ARE NOT the master plan of al Qaeda to bring this nation down in a manner that Islam has dreamed of and planned for decades. Their master plan will require the use of nuclear devices or the equivalent in devastation to do so. These devices or their optional alternatives will only be detonated unleashed when it is time, at a time decided by our enemy and we will have no warning. So, close your Dayminder as no one knows when this will be. We haven’t a clue at to the dates of the crippling blows that will be attempted against our country.

In the interim, however, we will be exposed to smaller type terrorist attacks either by sanctioned al Qaeda, HAMAS and Hezbollah cells in the U.S. and Canada or by the Lone Wolf, homegrown terrorist - a Muslim by either birth or by conversion. Ayman al Zawahiri took great care in promoting the necessity of the “Individual Jihad” in two of his recent videos and true Muslims and Muslim converts see these statements as a green light to proceed in their individual missions. If they are successful and deadly, then they will be praised and al Qaeda will allude to their involvement in the mission. If they fail, they will still be praised.

Most importantly, we must refrain from patting ourselves on the back because there hasn’t been a significant attack inside the U.S. since 9/11. Based on my extensive research, I firmly believe that for every cell we have managed to capture and disrupt, there are 30-40 for which we have no data. As an example, terrorism isn’t much different than drug shipments coming into this country with regard to failures and successes in terms of percentage. For every drug shipment that gets busted, 30-40 others slip through undetected It is much the same with capturing al Qaeda cells. We haven’t scratched the surface.

Misconceptions about Islamic terrorists

I am puzzled at the bewilderment expressed by the media and even the authorities that the operatives of the London plot are doctors. Why not? Professionals circulating in critical areas and on a societal level are less prone to scrutiny by authorities who remain focused on searching out “disgruntled, disenchanted” individuals. Based on ideology alone, all Muslims are viable candidates as future terrorist operatives and are constantly being sought by al Qaeda and other terror groups for future attacks. We now know of the doctors, so the list will surely include engineers, accountants, pharmacists, professors, teachers all with one thing in common: a love of Islam and a desire to inflict pain and punishment upon non-Muslims. So throw the poverty and disenchantment theories into the round file, as they were pointless theoretical excuses for terrorism sought by Utopians seeking a solution that doesn’t exist.

The war declared by the Islamic terrorists is underway and will not be stopped. At best, we can hope to deal them a setback that will simply delay the inevitable. The manner in which we are handling things in this country and within our society, however, will result in nothing more than death warrants for our own people. We lack the intestinal fortitude and resolve to handle this matter with the necessary intellectual honesty it needs. Accordingly, we will pay for our failures in human lives. For that, I blame the various governmental offices and the legislative branch of this country that have facilitated these shortcomings by attempting to create and maintain an impossible dialogue with our enemy.

The gatekeepers have been placed under such scrutiny the last few decades that they are unable to do their jobs effectively. I don’t want to know what the CIA is doing, I just want to be able to sleep better at night knowing they are doing their job. If they want 10 billion dollars to operate, I say Let’s give it to them. The same with the NSA; allow these people do their jobs. I recall a time when I knew little to nothing about the CIA, except that they were there protecting my country behind the scenes. That’s all that mattered to me.

In summary, I believe that the events we have witnessed in London and Glasgow are simply the first wave of a new round of attacks planned against the West. These attacks will be conducted without warning, by individuals selected not for their station in life, but for their commitment to their cause. They are likely your neighbors, your co-workers, or the owner of the business you frequent. Their occupations, place in society, and other factors do not matter. What matters is that they are all united in their ideology – an ideology that the West must be destroyed.


*Director’s note: Most visitors to this web site are familiar with “Archangel,” which is the Internet persona of one of the nation’s leading deep undercover researchers and analysts of Arabic language web sites and other intelligence sources. “Archangel” is active in undercover research and investigation of various sources and individuals that offer substantive information from bona-fide terrorists, their accomplices and supporters.

Most visitors also know my disdain for Internet aliases, as they rarely serve any legitimate purpose beyond providing a convenient and cowardly means to conceal ones identity when launching written attacks they ordinarily would not do using their own identity. The latter is the reason this web site does not permit the use of Internet aliases except to protect the identity of those in law enforcement or a related field for personal and operational safety.

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

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