Though establishing a new magazine is never an easy endeavour, al-Qaeda’s “Inspire” magazine has a built in readership of countless security personnel looking for tips about the latest attack. They may be somewhat disappointed in the Fall Issue, however, as Inspire’s ideas seem pretty vague.
One idea, which the magazine terms “the ultimate mowing machine,” involves welding a bunch of sword blades to the front of a Ford 4×4 truck and then driving it into a conveniently placed crowd of civilians somewhere. The magazine floats the US, Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Israel, and “other countries” as possible places to carry out the attack.
But for those not keen on the whole truck thing, the magazine also suggests that going to a “random” restaurant somewhere in Washington DC and opening fire might also be a good idea. Since neither article has any specific target in mind, it will likely be extremely difficult for officials to try to foil such an attack.
Which is probably part of the point, as the magazine and its founders at the al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) group probably have no intention of telegraphing their actual moves, and are using the magazine not just as a recruitment tool, but as something to scare officials into taking protective action against random ideas they decide to write about.
7 thoughts on “Fords With Swords: Al-Qaeda’s Fall Magazine Floats Ideas for Attack”
Good grief, doesn't antiwar.com know yet that there is no real al-qaeda,? Even the late MP Robin Cook knew that years ago, and wrote about it and was about to make public the real connections to this phantom group, but died suddenly just before doing so. This phantom group is at most, a set up construction of the CIA.
Antiwar.com carries the same propaganda lines of all the major news media – lies and distortions to promote the continued carnage in the Middle East, at the behest of Israel, first of all.
When the supposedly 'alternative' media carries the same fantasies in order to dupe citizens into fearing the actual victims of the aggressions and madness of Israel and the U.S., then we have no chance at all to save ourselves from being plunged into an abyss of strife that will never end.
And to think, I used to donate to Antiwar.com – when here it is, spouting the same myths to justify carnage.
These guys definitely aren't stupid. I seriously doubt that they actually intend to do ANYTHING that they would publish in a source that was easily available. But simply by putting out bogus information they know that the psycho's who gravitate to security jobs will be so busy worrying about these bogus attacks that any actual plans that they have will be far simpler to implement.
ALSO, can the actual source be identified regarding this information. Because I doubt that any actual terror group would be so ignorant as to broadcast their punches so I suspect that the source behind this BS is actually coming from another direction.
A thinly disguised Ford promo campaign for moslem customers. Does anyone ask how these AQAPs manage to be still alive?
Can hardly wait for the swimsuit issue coming out this spring! 🙂
Fear is the the threat, and reason our absent defense. It is astounding that so many people (among USis in particular) remain confused about the purpose of contemporary terrorism: To cause societies and governments in powerful nations to become repressive, impulsive, paranoid, over-extended, and unsustainable.
In the absence of public understanding of how effectively we are being manipulated, the USA will be herded further toward our political and economic self-destruction, by nothing more than cheap talk and occasional, easily-perpetrated scenes of violence.
Unless we learn to respond to our fear of terrorism with rational proportionality and focus, the insecurity complex will devour the nation's wealth and potential until a full collapse, while any number of foreign or domestic players can assist the process with cheap threats and occasional attacks.
The magazine is probably run by CIA or one of those self proclaimed threat watch individuals. The purpose is to keep us scared so we wouldn't mind spending all that money on this wild-goose chase.
There has never been an Actual Al Qaeda. They just needed a name to the Arab boogeyman they've created. Now keep your tax dollars rolling their way as they keep us safe from an Imaginary enemy.
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