More from our Department of Homeland Insecurity, via WND, with thanks to Mediawatch:
The chief al-Qaida terrorist in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, has acquired or is preparing a “dirty bomb” for an attack, according to U.S. officials citing recurrent intelligence reports.
For several months, intelligence agencies have been receiving the classified reports, which indicate Zarqawi has been storing the radiological explosive in Afghanistan, the Washington Times reported.
The officials say, however, analysts are unable to gauge the reliability of the information’s sources. The Times reported the intelligence is being questioned because analysts believe al-Qaida would already have used a nuclear device if it had one.
Last month, a German intelligence official said Zarqawi was believed to be planning a chemical-weapons attack on the European continent.
“We in Europe have been afraid that a big bang is coming sometime and that Zarqawi is planning it,” an official at Germany’s BND federal intelligence service told the April edition of the political monthly Cicero.
A summary of the report by Agence France-Presse indicated the Jordanian terrorist has been seeking arms components in Russia’s volatile north Caucasus region and in Georgia, but it was unclear if he had been successful….