MI5 Discover Al-Qaeda Buying Ambulances on Ebay

17 November 2008: This just appeared in the UK media, some three years after we originally reported it on this web site:

“London—MI5 have warned Britain’s cash-strapped National Health Services that dozens of ambulances, along with old police cars and fire engines past their sell-by date–are being snapped up by al-Qaeda operatives in the United Kingdom to mount suicide bomb attacks.
So serious is the problem that counter-terrorism officials at the Home Office have written to eBay, the Internet auctioneer, asking them to stop selling emergency service vehicles, equipment and uniforms.”

This is being done worldwide, including here in the U.S.