Category Archives: Intelligence Analysis

Is Wall Street Al Qaeda’s Next Target?

10 July 2004: Officials are worried about al-Qaeda’s next possible target in the United States. New information says al Qaeda may be headed for the heart of America’s economy — Wall Street.

Wall Street area is normally high in terms of security. Bomb sniffing dogs and the New York Police Department’s Hercules Unit are on scene. Traffic is also minimal.

According to a story in Sunday’s New York Post, a growing concern of the nation’s intelligence agencies is that Wall Street may be one of al Qaeda next targets. The Post reports new terrorist chatter on the issue of terror attack on the heart of America’s economy was so serious that it prompted Tom Ridge to issue last week’s high profile warning. He said he wasn’t aware of any specific plans. However, intelligence information indicates Osama bin Laden and top deputies are personally involved in planning a potential attack just in time to disrupt the November elections.

As a result, security at Wall Street already high before is at an all- time high now. The NYPD’s Hercules Unit is on duty 24-hours a day. Car traffic through most of this area minimal at best. If you ever thought of driving downtown, you might want to keep your car as far away as possible. And take mass transit or walk.

Found: Indication of Chemical Weapon Shipment “For Ramadan”

25 October 2003: The above was found by Northeast Intelligence Network analysts “posted” on a private Internet terrorist forum - it was posted on 24 October 2003 at 03:14 GMT. A rough translation of this particular post indicates that a shipment of a chemical weapon was made for the “holy month of Ramadan,” with hopes by the poster that the operative does not become injured while handling the WMD. This has been submitted to federal authorities, along with all pertinent information about the poster, the forum, and the origin of the post. Currently, analysts are unable to determine if the shipment is within the United States or elsewhere.