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British Terrorists Planned Sarin Attack

mora

War Hero
#1
The Telegraph reports that the homegrown jihadis arrested in London were planning a sarin nerve gas attack for the anniversary of the July 7 bombings.

Terror cell 'was planning nerve gas attack on capital'
By Andrew Alderson, Sean Rayment and Patrick Hennessy
(Filed: 04/06/2006)

Terrorists were planning a chemical attack in London similar to the outrage on the Tokyo underground, according to police and the security services.

MI5 operatives suspect that al-Qa'eda sympathisers intended to produce a nerve agent - probably sarin - and release it in a confined space, such as a tube carriage, to maximise the number of casualties.

The sarin attack on three railway lines in the Japanese capital killed 12 people and injured more than 5,000 in March 1995. It was the world's first major chemical attack and used sarin, a nerve agent which attacks the respiratory system.

Security sources suspect that a new atrocity was planned on or close to the anniversary of the July 7 attacks on London, when four terrorists killed themselves and 52 others, and injured more than 700 people. This would have provided a rallying call to al-Qa'eda sympathisers to carry on their "jihad" - or holy war - against the West.

Officers were last night continuing to question two men after a raid on a house in Forest Gate, east London. The men arrested are brothers: Mohammed Abul Kahar, 23, and Abul Koyair, 20. Both deny any offences.

The elder brother was shot in the shoulder during a police raid at 4am on Friday. He was later arrested under the Terrorism Act after being treated for the gunshot wound in the Royal London Hospital, where he is still recovering.

Senior police sources said they were searching for an "improvised device rather than a sophisticated weapon" capable of releasing chemicals. The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that intelligence obtained by MI5 suggested that terrorists were trying to acquire material via the internet which could be used to develop a nerve gas capable of killing and injuring thousands of people.

Security sources say that the terrorist threat facing Britain has developed into a "covert conspiracy" involving hundreds of men and women living ordinary lives in the nation's suburbs. They form an estimated 1,200 strong "army" of terrorists believed to be involved in at least 20 major terrorist plots.

Scotland Yard and MI5 sources were playing down reports in the media yesterday that they were looking for a "chemical vest", which could be used by a suicide bomber. The wearer would suffer a long and painful death.

Detectives believe it is more likely that sarin or an alternative nerve agent would be released from a canister or flask.

Forensic experts are expected to spend several days at the house of the British born Muslims, who live with their parents.

A team from Porton Down in Wiltshire, the Government research establishment that specialises in chemical and biological agents, is looking for evidence of a so-called "viable weapon" or traces of it.

Police were granted warrants of further detention for the two brothers following a hearing at Bow Street Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon.

The warrants allow them to be detained and questioned until Wednesday.

The raid on the Victorian terraced house involved more than 300 officers and was the largest anti-terrorist operation of the year.

It followed weeks of surveillance based on "specific" intelligence.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/04/nterr04.xml
 
#2
mora said:
The Telegraph reports that the homegrown jihadis arrested in London were planning a sarin nerve gas attack for the anniversary of the July 7 bombings.

Security sources suspect that a new atrocity was planned on or close to the anniversary of the July 7 attacks on London, when four terrorists killed themselves and 52 others, and injured more than 700 people. This would have provided a rallying call to al-Qa'eda sympathisers to carry on their "jihad" - or holy war - against the West.
Aah! You say were planning (as in: no doubt, done deal) and the article say suspected of planning. Alles klar!

So what's your agenda? Are you just getting in some practice before you launch your political career?

MsG
 
#3
Reports are coming in that a lorry load of Branston Pickle, Boiled Ham and Cheddar Cheese has been hijacked by Islamic Militants in Halifax. A Security Service source has said it appears they are planning a Sarnie attack................
 
#4
DigitalGeek said:
Reports are coming in that a lorry load of Branston Pickle, Boiled Ham and Cheddar Cheese has been hijacked by Islamic Militants in Halifax. A Security Service source has said it appears they are planning a Sarnie attack................
I doubt they raided a ham van...
 
#5
DigitalGeek said:
Reports are coming in that a lorry load of Branston Pickle, Boiled Ham and Cheddar Cheese has been hijacked by Islamic Militants in Halifax. A Security Service source has said it appears they are planning a Sarnie attack................
Police are feeling hampered and are lunching a appeal for witnesses.
 
#6
Further reports are coming in about a tanker of risotto being hijacked near Taunton. Police are concerned because the tanker was known to have RICIN
 
#7
Don't forget the mustard. What a gas!
 
#8
Today Keilder Reservoir, Europes largest man made lake, was deliberately polluted when 60,000 gallons of tomato ketchup was discharged into it by Islamic Militants, in an attempt to foul water supplies. Northumbria Police are looking for the Sauce............
 
#13
Taz_786 said:
Mora whats your opinion on the Lehi tactics against British soldiers?
She probably thinks they would have been justified in using Sarin against the "evil British" - the same "evil British" who stopped the Nazis using Zyklon B on Jews.
 
#14
DigitalGeek said:
Reports are coming in that a lorry load of Branston Pickle, Boiled Ham and Cheddar Cheese has been hijacked by Islamic Militants in Halifax. A Security Service source has said it appears they are planning a Sarnie attack................
HAM raiders?
 
#16
This is obviously government propaganda to discredit local groups, and not a very good one either. Muslim and ham? :)
 
#18
"Two men arrested in the East End of London yesterday were said to be planning a Sarin attack. There's no actual evidence for that, but it is a scientific fact.."
 
#19
The suspected agent involved is a cyanogen based device (ie Blood agent) This was the agent used in the first WTC terror attack. Pretty easy stuff to get hold of or manufacture even if you have limited knowledge of chemistry. Also a lot easier to handle than Sarin. Disadvantage of course is that its non persistent and easy to treat. Would only be effective in a confined space. During the WTC attack, the agent was destroyed by the thermal effect of the explosion. A point to note is that because it is very volatile, even if they were stupid enough to work on it or store it in their home, it would be almost impossible to detect any trace of it once the device had been removed.

The fact the police had to delay their investigation for 5 hrs while the IPCC Gestapo contaminated the forensics has certain implications.

If anyone dies as a result of this delay, those who used the Menenez incident to hamstring the police, have blood on their hands.
 

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