September 9th, 2011
01:29 PM ET

U.S. official: Intercepted al Qaeda communications show attack planned

American spy networks have intercepted communications from a known al Qaeda operative in Pakistan that indicates plans for a potential terrorist strike in New York or Washington D.C, according to a senior U.S. official.

The communication comes from a source that has in the past provided accurate information, the official said, prompting intelligence officials to sift through communications from other known al Qaeda cells.

No corroborating evidence has been uncovered, the official added.

The information indicates that the strike - thought to come from a vehicle-borne bomb - is meant to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attack.

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    Is this truly on the level or is this just more right-wing propaganda from our stupid government just to scare the people needlessly? I think the latter is true!!! This reminds me of Chicken Little.

    September 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      I guess we'll find out. If it's real, people will die. If it's not, it's another sting, and the feds will 'bust' it at the last minute..

      September 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |


      September 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DerpDiggler


    What can I say? I laugh at tragic news, but US Officials pretending they "intercepted" more attacks is the most tragic news I've heard in ages; tragic that they get away with this stuff still, and even MORE so that so many people who aren't in-tune with real life actually BELIEVE them. It's STUNNING!

    September 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |

    ALSO.. to celebrate 9-11.. all pizza orders this week with muslims last names have been getting a secret helping of pork in them...
    i ground it up and put it in the sauce.. 🙂 ....

    September 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dick the Troll

    Sorry, folks, RUFFNUTT didn"t post the above. It's me, Dick, just trying to p!ss everybody off by bashing everything and everbody and stealoing their names. I reallu should go by NUMMNUTTS!!!

    September 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |


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  5. justathought

    Supposing, just supposing that the intendended target was the National Cathedral and because a crane fell and the Cathedral wasn't ready for a meeting–whose fault would it be that an attack was foiled?

    September 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rick James

    About time slackers

    September 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mark L.

    AL QAEDA MUST BE DESTROYED !!!! Along with Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, the Taliban, etc.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cult of Personality

    So I hear Michelle Bachmann just accepted a campaign contribution from Ayman al-Zawahiri. Is this true?

    September 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. s kel


    September 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Amishjihad420

    Somebody get me Kurt Russel in here!

    September 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. s kel

    OMG RUFFNUT lm LMAO at what u wrote about the pizza delivery.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |

      funny thing is it's true... if they would tip maybe i'd be nice... i tried for years and now i can't stand them cause no matter how nice you are no tip... even if you take em free breastix and peppers and cheese...

      September 10, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Hey, Rick James, cocaine is a hell of a drug, isn't it? A hell of a drug.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kurt Russel

    Why am I here? Im just an actor!

    September 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. s kel

    Sorry I had to post that twice, it was FUNNY as S*IT., lmao.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. General Patreaus

    @Kurt Russell because you were in a movie like this before!

    September 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
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