December 21, 2010

al-Qaeda Wants The Muj to Sh8t in Your Salad

WUSA9:

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --- CBS News reports that the federal government is describing as credible an apparent al Qaeda threat to poison salad bars and buffets at American restaurants and hotels.

The network reports the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies have already briefed representatives of the hotel and restaurant industries about the threat, which is apparently designed to include numerous poisonings over a short period of time in order to have a national impact on consumer behavior.

A spokesman for the Hotel Association of Washington tells 9News Now it has been briefed by DC police and Chief Cathy Lanier about a variety of terrorism threats, but has not received a specific warning about this particular threat to hotel and restaurant food.

CBS reports the threat apparently focuses on the poisons Riciin and Cyanide, the manufacture of which is detailed on jihadist websites.

The plot, tied to the terrorist group al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula, falls under the broader al Qaeda plan it refers to as Operation Hemorrhage which one al Qaeda website calls " attacking the enemy with smaller but more frequent operations to add a heavy economic burden to an already faltering economy."

The online al Qaeda magazine Inspire in October called for individual shooting or bombing attacks on Washington-area restaurants at lunch time to injure and kill Americans and harm the economy.

Personally given the recruits AQAP gets, I really doubt they will do any complex things involving chemicals.

But I would worry a bit about the goat, Ahmed's bathroom habits, the salad bar, and Escherichia coli.

Give to Caesar what is Ceasar's but bring me one of his salads..... and a sammich.

By Howie at 03:00 AM | Comments |