The threat was found in an Internet chat room run by Younis Tsouli, 23, of London, one of three members of a "cyber-terrorist" gang, according to the Daily Telegraph of London.
One message read: "We are 45 doctors and we are determined to undertake jihad and take the battle inside America.
"The first target which will be penetrated by nine brothers is the naval base which gives shelter to the ship Kennedy."
The reference apparently is to the USS John F. Kennedy and its home port, the Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, Fla., the Telegraph said.
The message discussed targets at the base, including gasoline tanks and "clubs for naked women."
It also referred to using six Chevrolet GT vehicles and three fishing boats to carry out the attacks.
This story is currently above the title on WND which shows the emphasis the right wing can be expected to put on terrorism in the run up to the election next year, but reading this, all I can smell is bullshit, not fear.
For starters, those who do don't say and those who say don't do. If you are actually plotting to blow something up, the LAST thing you'd do would be to brag about it on an internet chat board. And then there's the target -- it's the "shelter of the ship Kennedy" -- gee, where have we heard THAT name invoked recently. And it's a military base -- again, just a repeat of another well publicized foiled plot.
And then there is the nebulous nature of the plan. "Chevrolet GT" vehicles, whatever that's supposed to be, and fishing boats. Yeah, that would do a whole lot of good against a military base...
And they plan to attack "clubs for naked women." Uh huh... I'm sure their recent reconnaissance of such clubs was strictly business. :)
But they did succeed in one aspect. The right wing has their full attention. And even if their pipe dream had no hope whatsoever of success, they have frightened some people because partisan rags like WND find it's in their own selfish interest to repeat whatever people like this have to say.
And oddly enough, they love to accuse the liberals of being the terrorists' best friends.
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