Al-Qaeda in South-America

miércoles, febrero 14, 2007

Martha Colmenares quoted in her blog US Subsecretary of State, Mr Burns, saying that "Iran is the first world bank of international terrorism" and that it is possible that "South-America is one of the places chosen by Al-Qaeda terrorists to place their terrorist activities".

Today I was reading Fausta's blog and one of the preferred places is ... Venezuela:

The group, the Saudi arm of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, claimed responsibility for a thwarted February 2006 suicide attack on the world's largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia's eastern province. The group also is believed responsible for other attacks against the Saudi energy sector.

Last week's message is contained in Sawt al-Jihad (Voice of Jihad), the group's online magazine. A feature article, titled "Bin Laden's Oil Weapon," encourages al-Qaeda operatives to continue to follow directives from Mr. bin Laden to strike oil targets not only in Saudi Arabia, but elsewhere, according to a translation by the SITE Institute, a non-profit U.S. group that monitors terrorist websites.

Three western countries are singled out in the call-to-arms -- Canada first, followed by Mexico and Venezuela. Would-be attackers are instructed to target oilfields, pipelines, loading platforms and carriers.

As Fausta says, Al-Qaeda's terrorists are not very moved by the Bolivarian revolution.

(Read Fausta's link: shortage of doctors, mid-class people fleeing from Venezuela, drug trafficking... A very interesting summary of the real portrait of Venezuela today).

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