Called “Operation Hemorrhage,” a new al-Qaida magazine called “Inspire” has revealed intimate details of the mail-bomb plot recently caught by international authorities. Get the full story, pictures and video below!
Authorities managed to catch the parcel-bomb plot just hours before the bombs were set to explode by intercepting tracking codes from sources in the Arabian Peninsula. Now, the new all-english magazine titled “Inspire” has published an article detailing the execution of the plot from start to finish.
Calling the operation successful despite the fact that authorities prevented the planned explosions, the authors say the main goal of their terror plot was to inspire fear by easily bypassing heightened security measures. Perhaps the most shocking claim in the al-Qaida magazine article was that the 3-month operation only cost the equivalent of $4,200! While the U.S. is spending millions to tighten security globally, it’s easy to see why the terrorists would call this a victory.
With it’s central organization still in disarray from constant drone strikes, many think the new publication is an attempt to expand it’s influence in the U.S. and U.K. A small number of known citizens in both countries have already aligned with the extremist viewpoints merely by following certain sermons on YouTube and other video-sharing sites.
“This new magazine is clearly intended for the aspiring jihadist in the U.S. or U.K. who may be the next Fort Hood murderer or Times Square bomber,” Bruce Riedel, a Brookings Institution scholar and former CIA officer, said.
As only one part of the first ever publication of this new newspaper, the parcel-bomb plot article was joined by other extremist pieces including on article threatening more similar attacks on the western world, and another titled:”Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” which promised to be “a detailed yet short, easy-to-read manual on how to make a bomb using ingredients found in a kitchen.”
It is unclear how the U.S. will respond to the new publication, but some think the country hosting the al-Qaida magazine headquarters should be held responsible. What do you think the U.S. should do about the article? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section after you check out pictures and video on the story below!