U.S. Intelligence Warn Another Al Qaeda Attack In Coming Months Is “Almost Certain”

- By Bossip Staff

After averting potential tragedy when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab failed to detonate his underwear bomb this Christmas, intelligence chiefs say they’re almost certain that Al Qaeda will launch a major attack on the U.S. in the next three to six months.

“An attempted attack … is certain, I would say,” Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told a Senate hearing on terror threats.

Al Qaeda still wants to hit the U.S. with a massive assault, but drone strikes against its leadership in Pakistan’s tribal turf have hurt its ability to launch terror attacks on the scale of 9/11, which killed almost 3,000 people.

“Complex, multiple cell-based attacks could still occur, [but] we are making them very difficult to pull off,” Blair said.

“The biggest threat is not so much that we face an attack like 9/11. It is that Al Qaeda is adapting its methods in ways that oftentimes make it difficult to detect,” CIA Director Leon Panetta said.

Blair also disclosed publicly for the first time that Al Qaeda has eyed destroying the D.C. Metro subway system.

One plot unfolded in the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound plane with 289 people aboard. The Senate Intelligence Committee fenced with FBI Director Robert Mueller and Blair about why alleged underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was read his Miranda rights instead of being treated as an enemy combatant.

Abdulmutallab, an Al Qaeda in Yemen recruit, then asked for a lawyer and clammed up instead of coughing up more intelligence.

But Blair said the Nigerian suspect is now talking again – which Mueller confirmed.

“We got good intelligence,” Blair said. “We’re gettin’ more.”

Another attack was averted last fall, when alleged “core” Al Qaeda operative Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan immigrant who went to high school in Queens, and at least two accomplices bought bomb-making materials.

Blair said the probe of Zazi in New York and Denver “has not yet revealed the intended target[s] of this alleged plot.”

New York City cops found multiple identical backpacks during searches of Queens apartments during the rush to stop a possible 9/11 anniversary attack – likely against the city.The Queens imam accused of tipping off Zazi that he was under investigation, meanwhile, is getting ready to cop a guilty plea. Ahmad Wais Afzali, a former informant for the NYPD Intelligence Division, faces up to eight years in prison for lying to FBI agents when they quizzed him about his alleged betrayal.

“We are hopeful of being able to resolve this short of a trial,” federal prosecutor Berit Berger said in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Defense lawyer Ron Kuby declined to discuss the specifics of the plea negotiations.

“There is such a thing as an offer you can’t refuse,” Kuby said.

Why they tell us this stuff, we have no clue. Is there anything that most of us can really do to prepare for a terror attack? It’s not exactly the kind of thing you can plan for.

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  • Realest

    ANOTHER SCARE TACTICS!!! WHAT DOES THE FBI WANTS NOW??? OUR BLOOD FOR STORAGE????

  • TRUTH BE TOLD

    and you the fool that believes that Al Qaeda blew up the towers. You blind if you haventt researched it. It was an inside job!

  • Alrighty Then...

    I saw this last night, and the scare tactic worked for me!! I will be ensuring I stay my a$$ at home, no unecessary travel, and away from major cities… Not taking any chances…

  • Glok9...Im repping Nat Turner all tis month !

    AL QAEDA = U.S. GOV…..THE SAME PPL!
    HOAX!
    I TOLD YOU THIS IZ THE BEGINING OF CHIT TO COME ,..THOSE 9/11 MUH F.UKKERS WERE GOV AGENTS DO THE WORK AND YOU WILL SEE THAT SOME OF THEM WERNT EVEN ON THEM PLANES …ITS A HOAX, THEY PLAN ON KILLING ITS OWN ….US WE NEXT …..THEY HAVE AN EXCUSE AND A SCAPEGOAT…OSAMA BIN DEAD ….DONT FALL FOR THIS IF ANYTHING HAPPEN LOOK NO FUTHER THAN WASHINGTON D.C.

  • Kiyone

    I am scared to death. I live in NYC and I know something Is bound to happen in this city.

  • Glok9...Im repping Nat Turner all tis month !

    WE DONT HAVE NO BEEF WITH THE ARABS ..ITS AL BULLCHIT WE HAVE BEEF NOW CUZ THIS COUNTRY ATTACK THEM FOLKS …AND THIS COUNTRY HAD EVERY MEMEBER THAT WERE INVOLED ON 9/11 WERE IN THE SERVICE …TRAINED BY U.S MILITARY AND THEN THEY WERE SENT TO DO THE BIDDING OF THIS GOV ….ATTA WAS BEING FIFNACED BY …YOUR TRULY CONDELESSA RICE THE ..BYTCH HAD ANOTHER ARAB I CANT CALL HIS NAME ….HAD HIM WIRING MONEY TO THESE SO CALLED TERRORIST ..PUT IT LIKE THIS SHE KNEW AND LIED , BUSH IZ STILL RUNNING CHIT ..DONT SLEEP PPL …NWO = AL QAEDA!

  • Oh Canada

    Well i’m staying the hell outta the states for the next 3 to 6 months, maybe even the year. Looks like it’s bye-bye Miami for me 😦

  • Glok9...Im repping Nat Turner all tis month !

    REALEST !
    REAL SPIT SON, PEACE BRUDDA!

  • The Infowarrior

    Isn’t it amazing that the CIA always knows just enough to issue booga booga warnings, but never enough to arrest the perpetrators. 🙂

  • kerry

    Me too Kiyone. i was at work downtown when 9/11 happened and had to walk over the bridge to get to Brooklyn. That was a day I will never forget. If something happens here again…I just don’t know.

  • kerry

    Glock, my favorite debater! Bush was the best president we had. *ducks*

  • denise

    Why do people still believe this ish……I used to be scared but after I researched all those supposedly terrorist attacks that were done here ie. 9/11, ok city, us cole. Its a scare tactic done by our own officials. So I am going to keep on doing what I am doing.

  • The Infowarrior

    The only thing this country produces now (2010) is war. We don’t make anything the world wants to buy, we import damn near everything. The only way this country(i.e the US government) can make “money” is through financial schemes or through the military industrial complex. They have to feed the big hungry war machine. The have a desire to start more wars because war produces a black hole where you can throw ungodly amounts of money into, and no one questions how much or where its going because its to “support the troops.” So you see, it in the governments best interest to stir up fear to sell the American people(who are admittedly tired of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan) into a war they don’t want. They best way to do this is by orchestrating a crisis or false flag operation that will scare the people into supporting their war machine. Another example of policies that benefit the few at the expense of the many.

  • http://myspace.com/perfectmandesigns Mr. Perfect

    @Kerry, I rather have Bush in office…at least the majority of us knew what time it was then.

  • Glok9...Im repping Nat Turner & Marcus Garvey all tis month !

    KERRY!
    LOL, KERRY,..THANKS, YOU BETTER DUCK ,..TALKING THAT BUSH CHIT!

  • BLACK-A-RIFICK

    blaaaaaaaaaaa blllaaaaaaaaaaaa blaaaaaa

  • The Infowarrior

    Get over the false left/right paradigm, it doesn’t matter whether its Clinton, Bush, or Obama the military industrial complex will continue to move forward. Understand that your “savior” Obama claimed that he’s going to institute a spending freeze but that it doesn’t include defense spending. The military industrial complex runs this country, get it not Barry Sotero or GW.

  • The Infowarrior

    Google Kurt Haskell, get the facts!!!!

  • kerry

    @Glock
    lol 😉

    @Mr. Perfect
    Absolutely. I feel that one of Bush’s biggest mistakes was allowing Cheney to make 90% of the decisions.

    @Glock and Mr. Perfect
    I just hope a Democratic Pres can handle a terrorist attack.

  • kerry

    @the infowarrior
    Please stop believing everything that Michael Moore and the liberal left tells you.

  • kerry

    Osama Bin laden is in Miami with a couple of hoes and a big bag of weed.

  • http://myspace.com/perfectmandesigns Mr. Perfect

    @glock 9, I seen loose change and hell yeah I believe it, I questioned it the day it happened, because it seemed like the building came down out of nowhere, most of the plane explosion was outside of the building anyway nah’mean.

    @infowarrior
    sh*t, I with you….this is a hoax to increase military spending which is happening now, such a double funding for Yemen, or 7 billion more dollars for nuclear weapons budget (didn’t obama say he wanted the world nuclear free?)

  • Glok9...Im repping Nat Turner & Marcus Garvey all tis month !

    KERRY !
    I HOPE IT DONT HAPPEN ,..BUT THE REALITY OF IT IT WILL HAPPEN AND YOUR PREZ BARRY OBAMA IS GOING TO ACT SHOCKED AND STUNNED …AND KNOW DAMN WELL HE IN BED WITH BUSH AND COMPANY AND THEY GONNA USE MORE DARKER SKINN ARABS AND AFRICANS …IM TELLING YOU …KAOS IZ AHEAD ..NOTHING SWEET THEM DAYZ IZ DEAD …WE LIVING JUST TO DIE …DONT LET HIM FOOL YOU !

  • what cha gonna do

    @ kerry

    how you know

    you su*cking on his dy*ck

    or toe

  • Donald Scott

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion just as everyone has an a$$hole

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