November 15, 2004
Al Qaeda Bringing Nukes Over Mexican Border?
It's not so much that I'm anti-immigration as I am pro-controlling the border so I don't wake up one morning to find my native Los Angeles is lost in a nuclear holocaust. This Time magazine article reports that al Qaeda is keenly aware of weak border protections and planning to use it against us.
A key al-Qaeda operative seized in Pakistan recently offered an alarming account of the group's potential plans to target the U.S. with weapons of mass destruction, senior U.S. security officials tell TIME. Sharif al-Masri, an Egyptian who was captured in late August near Pakistan's border with Iran and Afghanistan, has told his interrogators of "al-Qaeda's interest in moving nuclear materials from Europe to either the U.S. or Mexico," according to a report circulating among U.S. government officials.Both Charles at LGF and Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch connect the Time magazines mention of a missing plane to other similar incidents. My only question: Can you fit a nuclear weapon into a pinata?
Masri also said al-Qaeda has considered plans to "smuggle nuclear materials to Mexico, then operatives would carry material into the U.S.,"
PS- More here (hat tip Dan)