ABC News

…has more on the al-Qaeda exchange student program.

Mimicking the hijackers who executed the Sept. 11 attacks, insurgents reportedly tied to al Qaeda in Iraq considered using student visas to slip terrorists into the United States to orchestrate a new attack on American soil.
…The plot was discovered six months ago, roughly the same time that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, was killed by coalition forces. Sources tell ABC News that the suspects involved in the effort to launch the U.S. attack were closely associated with Zarqawi.
The plan also came only months after Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s No. 2, had requested that Zarqawi attempt an attack inside the United States.
“This appears to be the first hard evidence al Qaeda in Iraq was trying to attack us here at home,” said ABC News consultant Richard Clarke, former chief counterterrorism adviser on the U.S. National Security Council.

Gosh, I just feel so wonderful about the ‘amnesty for illegal immigrants’ policy. ‘Bring the boys over on a student visa and fade into the background’ is hardly original. What’s sad is that it’s STILL plausible.

One Response to “ABC News”

  1. Timothy McVeigh says:

    Perhaps its just a student exchange program? I mean, there are certainly more than a few armed and dangerous Americans in Iraq, carrying out atrocities. Some have even been caught…

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