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Congressman Michael Grimm didn’t mince words earlier today when he discussed the ongoing trials of individuals accused of helping mastermind the infamous September 11th attacks.
“At this point, it’s a complete circus,” Mr. Grimm said, referring to the mocking antics some of the accused put on display for the victims’ families watching. “The world though is seeing that these are just animals, thugs, low-life criminals that are void of humanity, and that they don’t have any cause at all.”
There’s an interesting detail in the Associated Press’ scoop about a new plot by an Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen to mark the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death by blowing up a passenger plane with “an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009.” According to AP reporter Adam Goldman, the White House and the CIA both asked the news organization to keep quiet about the upgraded underwear bomb story.
“The AP learned about the thwarted plot last week but agreed to White House and CIA requests not to publish it immediately because the sensitive intelligence operation was still under way,” Mr. Goldman wrote. “Once officials said those concerns were allayed, the AP decided to disclose the plot Monday despite requests from the Obama administration to wait for an official announcement Tuesday.”
In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death yesterday in Pakistan, there are lingering questions about what remains of his Al Qaeda network, and whether the terrorist group maintains sufficient strength to retaliate against the United States.
The Observer spoke with a few national security and terrorism experts, who posited that while remaining Al Qaeda Read More