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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  1. banasy©

    @Ruffie:

    No, he says stupid things like "Tea Party Lingo", also.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ce sar

    OMG RUFFNUTT I'm LMAO at what u wrote about the pizza delivery.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ce sar

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

    September 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    So when Al-Qaeda has been put in disarray, on the run and without funds as declared by us. Who are these people capable of planning & executing an attack on our soil?
    Credible but unconfirmed threats ??

    September 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Oh!

    Perhaps those 'forces' who benefited from the horror of 9/11 are seeking more benefits, Who knows??

    Read about the speech given by Benjamin Netanyahu to Bar Ilan University in April of 2008. Israeli newspapers Haa'retz, Maa'rez & reuters reported it verbatim.

    "9/11 has been very good for Israel'. " We are benefitting from attacks on Twin Towers & Pentagon and America struggling in Iraq".

    Or the video released in 2001.
    " America is a thing that can be moved in any direction'. ' Move it in the right direction & it wont stand in the way".

    September 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    I see that these mindless Tea Partiers have managed to take over this web page too, stealing other peoples' names to post their meaningless BS as always, including mine! Getting back to the subject, I suspect the incident here was staged by the C.I.A. in order to scare us into supporting the U.S. government!

    September 9, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      @fakey... i would love to shove a steak up your a$$ and then let my pitbull eat it...

      September 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      I was wondering when you were going to get around to posting the above. Now everyone knows that you're a Tea Partier because your profanity just gave you away! I guess that you're a fan of Sarah Palin's or is that Michele Bachmann?

      September 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    I c lil cezar cant come up with his own sayings, just follow my azz around lil cezar brownoser.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    cezar what a pesky lil azz, now copy dat chump.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Recollections of Michael Fury's "this guy"

    1.) A couple the "terrorists" who had their fully preserved passports found in the Tower rubble, have been spotted on several occassions since, alive. (duh) 2.) Michael Fury? Is "this guy" one of them?

    September 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Scare tactics have been used by govts everywhere since governance began, in order to rule. We are no exception.
    I just hope & pray that Americans would remain safe everywhere.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Recollections of Michael Fury's "this guy"

    @ s kel. Yer off-topic pal. Clean it up.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Recollections of 'saywhat'

    1.) Hard to tell at first. 2.) Then he/she got me with 'citizens', so I began paying closer attention to 'saywhat', who truly does have a close bead on things. 3.) Still don't know what color his/her hair is, or if there are freckles involved. 😉

    September 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz

    I'm sending your stories the the email now like I promised. Bye
    btw , I'll send this one also

    September 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. s kel

    Recollections who the hell are you??? Keep your damn nose to yourself "PAL" . This between me and cesar.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Recollections of Rachel Corrie

    1.)Washatonian student. 2.) Protested illegal Israeli bulldozing of civilians homes, wearing the same blazing orange you see fella's wearing in construction zones here. 3.) I've got about 200 hrs. operating one of my uncle's two D8 Caterpillar bulldozers. (they would't let me touch the newer one...cuz what I didn't tear-up with the other one, I sh!t on. But I never ran anyone over somehow. 4.) The one that bulldozed Rachel Corrie, was donated to Israel by the Caterpillar Corpoation. 5.) Although being mandated by Congress to investigate the deaths of US citizens abroad, the FBI has never investigated this incident. 6.) Rest in Peace Rachel Corrie. I love you. 🙁

    September 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
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