Friday, September 07, 2007

Fred Thompson Warns of al-Qaida Threats

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Fred Thompson said Friday that terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden is "more symbolism than anything else" as the presidential hopeful warned of possible greater al-Qaida threats within the United States.

As a new video surfaced from bin Laden days before the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Thompson focused on the broader war on terrorism and the Iraq conflict. He argued that not only are the United States and Iraqi forces making progress in Iraq, but that public support for the war is increasing.

The new video of bin Laden is his first in three years. Thompson played down its release in talking to reporters on his second day of campaigning in Iowa.

"Bin Laden being in the mountains of Pakistan or Afghanistan is not as important as there are probably al-Qaida operatives inside the United States of America," Thompson said.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:06 PM

    Watching Fox Cable News earlier today, Walid Phares mentioned the complicated subject of counter intelligence. One reporter questioned whether al-qaeda had been infiltrated because the latest OBL video was obtained by US prior to release through normal channels (al Jazeera). Phares countered that perhaps it is the US that has been infiltrated and gained access to this tape directly through al qaeda insiders.

    The reason for bringing this up, it is mentioned that Adam Gadahn's signature is all over this new OBL message. Wouldn't it just be rich to discover Adam is a CIA mole providing leftist talking points as intelligence code?