A matchbook found in South Korea: all the coolest jihadis have them
Global jihad alert: “Agents from Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terror network made repeated visits to South Korea recently scouting for US targets, a lawmaker said, citing a closed-door intelligence briefing to parliament.” So says AFP.
“Ham Seung-Hui, a member of the Millennium Democratic Party, said that South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) was now on anti-terrorism alert to respond to reported al-Qaeda activity in South Korea. ‘The NIS briefing said suspected al-Qaeda members had checked security of the US troops in South Korea on two or three occasions recently,’ Ham told AFP.
“One suspected al-Qaeda member was detained at a South Korean airport for 10 hours last year prior to being expelled, he said, citing the intelligence briefing. Another was expelled earlier this year from South Korea. He was believed to be examining security at South Korean aiports and carrying out the same task in the Philippines. . . .
“‘Recently, the al-Qaeda network is increasingly turning its attention to Northeast Asian countries, amplifying chances of terror in the region,’ the lawmaker said.” I wonder if Al-Qaeda ops made a trip north to see Uncle Kim.