July 05, 2007

Muslim Doctors Discussed Florida Terror Strike?

Considering this is the Telegraph, I'd take this claim with a grain of salt:

One message read: "We are 45 doctors and we are determined to undertake jihad and take the battle inside America.

"The first target which will be penetrated by nine brothers is the naval base which gives shelter to the ship Kennedy." This is thought to have been a reference to the USS John F Kennedy, which is often at Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, Florida.

The message discussed targets at the base, adding: "These are clubs for naked women which are opposite the First and Third units."

It also referred to using six Chevrolet GT vehicles and three fishing boats and blowing up petrol tanks with rocket propelled grenades.

I haven't been to Mayport in years, but I rather suspect that the method of attack described above would have been repulsed well shy of their stated military targets.

As for the strip clubs... well, they are certainly a much softer targets than a military base and I suppose they could have killed or wounded many people if they had competently been able to carry out an attack.

If there is anything to this story, I expect that we'll see the arrest of any suspects here in the United States very soon.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 5, 2007 07:23 AM

As one who has worked for years at Mayport including on the Kennedy you have to wonder about this story.

Don't the clowns know the Kennedy has been decommissioned and his being ready to be towed to the scrap yard?

Posted by: YardBird at July 5, 2007 09:34 PM

That's not the point. Who cares if they actually sink a carrier or not? We got plenty more. And the major threat to AQ is not carriers.

They want propaganda victories. They want to look good and to make us look bad. Blowing up, or scratching the paint on, a long gray tub of metal with the name of a former US president, looks good for them and bad for us.

Just as, if it were a stand-up fight we'd win in a a week, if the killers had to only strike at useful, sane, valid targets, they'd soon be back to cribbage and camel-dating.

You tell me that AP, Reuters, NBC, whoever, would laugh it off if such a strike happened. That's their battlefield.

Posted by: nichevo at July 7, 2007 11:57 PM