Zarqawi’s Plans to Attack US
In their March 14 issue, TIME Magazine reports new details of Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi’s plans to attack the United States, discovered through interrogations of a top aide to al-Zarqawi. According to TIME, a restricted bulletin circulated among U.S. security agencies last week in which the aide said al-Zarqawi has talked about hitting “soft targets” in the US, including “movie theaters, restaurants and schools.”
The bulletin also says al-Zarqawi believes that “if an individual has enough money, he can bribe his way into the US” by obtaining a “visa to Honduras” and then crossing the southern US border. The aide also revealed that al-Zarqawi blames the absence of attacks in the US on a lack of “willing martyrs,” and says al-Zarqawi believes that “if an individual is willing to die, there is nothing that could be done to stop him,” even in the US.