The Al Qaeda Threat to Washington, DC

27 March 2006: An anonymous source has informed the Northeast Intelligence Network of a possible terrorist threat to fairly specific locations within Washington, D.C. This threat originated with an anonymous caller to the Knoxville Tennesse Police Department approximately two weeks ago. The caller identified the weapons as rocket propelled grenades, how they entered the US and where they were to be fired. According to the Knoxville PD, the caller had a “middle eastern accent”. The FBI is investigating.The unimpeachably-vetted source states that an unspecified number of Rocket Propelled Grenade’s entered the United States via the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. It is unknown if just the RPG warheads entered the country or if they came with their launch tubes. The “middle eastern” caller to the Knoxville PD apparently made the call from a Kangaroo Mart gas station and convenience store in Knoxville, TN. The caller identified the Washington, DC targets as being on Pennsylvania Avenue, Constitution Avenue, F Street and K Street. Timing of the potential attack is unknown.

The potential symbolic and tactical terrorist targets on Pennsylvania Avenue include The White House, the FBI National Headquarters and the US Capitol Building. Potential Constitution Avenue targets are the Washington Monument, the Russell and Hart Senate Office Buildings, the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce. The F Street potential targets include the Department of Treasury and the Old Executive Office Building. K Street targets are currently unknown to this author.

It is my suspicion that this threat is directly related to the arrests in the UK on 21 and 22 October 2005 of Irhabi 007 (Terrorist 007). Terrorist 007 is now known to us as Younis Tsouli and his accomplices, Waseem Mughal and Tariq al-Daour. Younis Tsouli’s laptop reportedly contained images of the White House and the US Capitiol Building as well as other specific Washington DC landmarks. Waseem Mughal is charged with having a recipe for rocket propellants, and Younis with possessing an instructional Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device video tape.

Not reported at all in any other media sources that I am aware of is the fact that these three principle terrorist’s were in direct Hotmail/email contact with another Jihadi known by the alias of “Maximus”, a major Al Qaeda jihadi recruiter and handler. I have located sound confirmation in Bosnian news reports that “Maximus” real name is Mirsad Bektasevic. Both “Maximus” and Bektasevic concurrently worked from Stockholm, Sweden with a subsequent move to the Butmir district of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. Maximus/Bektasevic was arrested in Sarajevo on October 19, 2005 – two days before the arrest of Tsouli, Mughal and al-Daouri. Moreover, it is further unreported that “Maxiumus” was in direct email contact with Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi and his Al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist group.

There exists a direct link, a series of chain-like links, from the Washington DC terror plot of the Younis Tsouli’s terrorist cell in West London, UK to the Maximus/Bektasevic terrorist cell in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina to the Al Qaeda terrorist organization of Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Is the current threat of potential terrorist action in Washington, DC as I describe above part of the same terrorist plot? In my assessment, absolutely, yes it is.

Stay tuned…