This is not surprising:

The FBI alerted law enforcement agencies last month that an al-Qaeda terrorist now in detention had talked of masterminding a plot to set a series of devastating forest fires around the western United

…The Republic reported that the detainee, who was not identified, said the plan involved three or four people setting wildfires using timed devices in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming that would detonate in forests and grasslands after the operatives had left the country.

Sadly, terrorists wouldn’t even have to leave the country to avoid capture – assuming they had just a little common sense. Executing this plan is so easy, and would be so devastating, that I’m surprised that we haven’t seen it happening on a much larger scale. You’d think that terrorists would love an operation that could be accomplished without planning, training, specialized equipment, or significant risk.



4 Comments

  1. Stormulf

    Actually don’t be surprised at all. A good controlled burn a the proper ‘forestry’ habits will beat them at their own game everytime. Also don’t forget that there are lots of us out here who are adamnet in our watchingness and we ride the flames with passion and optimal deterence.

    De Opresso Liber

  2. Stormulf

    Sheesh…hope someone edits that for spelling! Where there is the a it should be and and adamnet (Adam Net?) should be adament. Dyslexically lexical?

    Really we’ve been on this for quite sometime now in the Northern Command but all you trail walkers should keep this in mind and know that one of the big Sheichs suggested this as a course of insane behavior many months ago. Eyes up!

    Oh, and remember president Bush’s ‘citizen soldiers?’ You should never be afraid to report suspicious behavior especially if it looks that way and watch out for weird little packages, duffle bags, over night bags, etc., that are in odd little places ownerless appearing…

    Word up!

    Stormulf

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