Video: “Every time he threw a punch he was shouting, ‘Allah'”; Update: U.S. had intel about Glasgow threat two weeks ago?
posted at 4:23 pm on June 30, 2007 by Allahpundit
Jim Treacher e-mails to say that pretty soon this clip is going to be all over YouTube thanks to this dude’s impenetrable accent, so I might as well be the one to put it out there. Anyone want to try translating this from whatever language he’s speaking into English? The only part I got was, “I seen a man e-gress that vehicle.” Oh, and the part about “Allah,” of course.
Update: A big scoop at the Blotter. Was there “chatter” about this in international jihadi circles?
U.S. law enforcement officials received intelligence reports two weeks ago warning of a possible terror attack in Glasgow against “airport infrastructure or aircraft,” a senior US law enforcement officials tells the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
The intelligence reports also warned that airports and aircraft in the Czech Republic could be the targets of al Qaeda-connected terrorists.
The warnings were kept secret for operational reasons, according to officials…
A US official told ABCNews.com that the intelligence reports led to the assignment of Federal Air Marshals to flights into and out of both Glasgow and Prague.
Update: By “kept secret” they must mean from the public, not from MI5. It’s worth noting too that the Blotter’s bombshell report yesterday about British police having a “crystal clear” image of the suspect has also been challenged today. Sometimes Brian Ross and the boys seem to let their taste for their scoops get the better of them. Take this with a grain of salt.
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