Osama, if he is alive, may have called for new attacks here and in the UK. Note also the free global movement of the terror operatives who carried out the attacks in Turkey. From Reuters, with thanks to Jjpmackie:
“Osama has given the go ahead to target important places and personalities in the U.S., U.K. and Pakistan,” one Pakistani intelligence source said.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said bin Laden’s order emerged during the interrogation of al Qaeda suspects in Pakistan caught in a month-long crackdown that has dealt the network a major blow.
One of at least three top operatives, Tanzanian Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, also gave authorities information that led to the arrest on Sunday of two Turkish al Qaeda members linked to an attack on a Jewish target in Turkey and who fought in Chechnya, officials revealed on Wednesday.
Officials say the network’s local and global threat has been reduced, but they warn of further attacks by al Qaeda and local Islamic militant allies in Pakistan who are incensed by the country’s decision to back the U.S.-led war on terror.