...attacks would be carried out “by means of trucks loaded with radio-active material against America’s biggest city and financial nerve center.”Al Qaeda certainly has the desire to carry out Terrorist Activities in the US, but is this a credible warning?
DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources and monitors say there is no way of gauging for sure how serious these threats are, how real, or whether they are part of a war of nerves to give the Gaddahn tape extra mileage. But it is important to note that the exchange of messages took place over al Qaeda’s internal Internet sites and that they contained the threat of radioactive terror and specific American cities for the first time after a long silence on these subjects. [emphasis mine]
DEBKAfile Editors defend Reporting (DEBKAfile CLARIFIES ITS DISCLOSURE OF AL QAEDA’S RADIOLOGICAL THREAT TO NEW YORK)