We have been hearing this for quite some time now. Which, of course, doesn’t mean that it isn’t true. But since November 2003 I have posted here about various “imminent” attacks; either the jihadists are full of empty bluster, or DHS is doing its job, or a little of both. From the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Kemaste:
An al-Qaida attack on the US with non-conventional weapons is virtually “inevitable,” and the organization is likely “tying up the knots” for such an attack, Yossef Bodansky, former director of the US Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.
“All of the warnings we have today indicate that a major strike – something more horrible than anything we’ve seen before – is all but inevitable,” he said.
Bodansky, here for the second annual Jerusalem Summit, an international gathering of conservative thinkers, added that “the primary option” for the next al-Qaida attack on US soil would be one that would use weapons of mass destruction.
“I do not have a crystal ball, but this is what all the available evidence tells us, we will have a bang,” Bodansky said.
He said that al-Qaida has not carried out a second major attack on the US until now for internal psychological and ideological reasons, but after the reelection of President George W. Bush, it has gotten “the green light” to do so from leading Islamic religious luminaries, as well as from “the elites of the Arab world.”