Al Qaeda in Iraq Planning Attacks in the UK

By Randy Taylor Independent Analyst

23 April 2007: Information was released over the last few days that British Intelligence, Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) - based at MI5’s London headquarters has come across information that al Qaeda leaders in Iraq are planning something to be on “a par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki” in an attempt to “shake the Roman throne. This information was released through several major media publications in the UK on April 23rd.

Interestingly enough analysts at the Northeast Intelligence Network came into possession of a newly released complete “Nuclear Danger// Shelters and the reasons for escape” which is a Nuclear Survival Guide primarily designed for both Arabic and English speaking Muslims the early the same day 16 hours prior to the news releases. The writer [Jihad Media Battalion] of the documents had taken information from an existing English Nuclear Survival website and carefully transcribed the text throughout the document from English to Arabic, preserving the original diagrams within the document and also placed a file within the folder that directed English speaking Muslims to the original web site.

This isn’t the first time that al Qaeda or a media production branch of the same organization has produced these type materials although it has been years since the subject has shown up in their communications. Many will also remember the notorious post in the Global Islamic Media Front’s Yahoo group page several years ago stating that Muslims should vacate major US cities for reasons unknown. This latest series of documents is quite different somehow simply due to the detail and the timing of the documents release along with the statement from Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) of MI5.

Here is one image from within one of the documents:

Together, the release of the manual and the news releases could bear some significance. The other interesting aspect was that this series of documents weren’t retrieved through normal channels and seem intended for a very small select audience. This is written “so Muslims can survive this and emerge as the survivors, victorious” as this documents stated.

Just keeping you informed of what is transpiring. There is no specific imminent threat known at this time. I’m just passing it along.

Be safe, stay vigilant.

04.23.07