Inspire mag dubs UPS plot Operation Hemorrhage

Posted in War On Terror at 3:46 pm by George Smith

DD has written that al Qaeda has grokked to the fact it doesn’t have to be successful in its bomb plots. Simply having a failed one is enough to instill a paroxysm of security measures which inevitably have little or nothing to offer whatever the next plot — often failed — will try and bring to the table.

In the November issue of al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine, the UPS/FEdEx bomb plot is the subject.

There are pictures and some details on the cost and technology involved. The al Qaeda men let on what was already known — that the bombs passed through foreign screening without impediment. In the case of the UPS bomb, the story related tells there was no screening at all.

al Qaeda also takes credit for downing an UPS cargo jet in early September, an event authorities have denied was due to bombing a couple times.

In any case, AQ writes:

In such an environment of security phobia that is sweeping America, it is more feasible to stage smaller attacks that involve less time and less players to launch …

It’s a decent observation but the thread of the argument is spun out to finely.

Thanksgiving went on as advertised. The mass damage to the economy — which al Qaeda envisions as the attack of a thousand cuts, or Operation Hemorrhage — isn’t being done by them.

However, the rules imposed by the previous year’s underwear bomber have become a sensation.

And one awaits the seizure of a dead or alive rectum bomber, preferably someone suitably mentally ill.

Inspire insists 340 grams of PETN were used in the air parcel bombs, rather less that what was commonly reported in the news, if accurate.

Inspire — zipped — here at Cryptome.

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  1. Dick Destiny » Brag about your trivial plan against al Qaeda to US newspapers said,

    June 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    […] It has been the practice of Inspire to publish in readable English so as to not only “inspire” potential jihadis, but also to jab the US and “inspire” consternation and apprehension in the enemy’s camp. […]