Three suspected Islamic terrorists from an al-Qaeda-influenced group nursing a "profound hatred of US citizens" were arrested on suspicion of plotting imminent, massive bomb attacks targeting Americans in Germany, prosecutors said yesterday.Oh Me!!! Oh My!!!
The three men - two German converts to Islam and a Turkish citizen linked to a group based in Central Asia - had 700 kilograms of hydrogen peroxide, or enough to make a bomb with the explosive power of 550kg of TNT, prosecutors said.
"We were able to succeed in recognizing and preventing the most serious and massive bombings," said federal prosecutor Monika Harms, calling it "a good day for security in Germany."
Officials said the hydrogen peroxide solution, stored in a hideout, easily could have been mixed with other additives to produce a powerful bomb.
The three suspects first came to the attention of authorities because they had been caught observing a US military facility in Hanau, near Frankfurt, at the end of 2006. Police were searching an Islamic information center in the town of Ulm in Baden-Wuerttemburg.
Prosecutors said three had undergone training at camps in Pakistan run by the Islamic Jihad Union and had formed a German cell of the al-Qaeda- influenced group. The Islamic Jihad Union is described as a Sunni Muslim group based in Central Asia that is an offshoot of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, an extremist group with origins in that country.
[ cf Germans `crack huge bomb plot' ( emphasis mine ) ]
I don't know which more freightening that these folks opted for the classic counter survaillance operation as a classical implementation of a counter-intelligence operation, without the need to pimp torture as the only way to stop the space aliens from PAKISTAN!
I mean who are they kidding, Pakistan is not Afghanistan^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Iraq, where we have always been winning against the Iranian Flying Sauce on the central front against all Zombies...