Friday, October 2, 2009

New terror plot details mirror Oklahoma City bombing

Multiple sources saynthat twenty-four-year-old terror suspect Najibullah Zazi and several accomplices were videotaped trying to rent U-Haul trucks in Aurora. U-Haul International, Inc. confirmed Wednesday afternoon that it turned over security camera tapes to the FBI. The attempts at renting U-Haul trucks happened in the week leading up to the Sept. 11 anniversary, according to multiple sources.

In the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City, American terrorists used rental trucks packed with explosives to level a federal building, killing 168 people and injuring more than 600 others. In 1993, terrorists used a vehicle filled with explosives in an attack on the World Trade Center that killed six people and injured more than 1,000 others.

Bryan Cunningham, who is a former Department of Justice Attorney, former Senior CIA officer and a drafter of the Homeland Security Act said this information could detail a plot larger than previously thought.

"If you're now talking about them trying to use U-Hauls as bombs, that is a much, much, much bigger operation. Remember Oklahoma City?" said Cunningham. "This creates a much bigger order of magnitude threat. If in fact they were renting multiple vehicles, that's a very serious concern," Cunningham said. "That's another trademark of Al-Qaeda: multiple, simultaneous attacks."



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