WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2011—Homeland Security Today, the leading media provider in homeland security, is revealing previously concealed details of Al Qaeda hit lists in its online blog, “The Kimery Report.”
“Eleven of the nation’s top military leaders are among 58 past and present military, corporate and civilian officials who have been identified by members of the Al Qaeda-linked Ansar Al Mujahedeen jihadist forum as infidels who should be murdered,” according to Anthony Kimery, the blog’s author and Homeland Security Today’s senior reporter and online editor.
The details are contained in a June 6 Florida fusion center bulletin about the potential threat.
“While some officials downplayed the ‘hit list’ as wishful thinking by Al Qaeda-sympathetic jihadists, other counterterrorism authorities went on high alert in response to the jihadist forums’ members’ disturbing talk of assassinating top US military and corporate leaders,” Kimery writes.
A retired senior military officer involved in counterterrorism explained that it only takes one true believer to kill a few, or thousands, and thus the list of top military leaders and other officials jihadists have said should be targeted for assassination should indeed be taken very seriously.
“Yes – absolutely – we should worry,” the former officer told Homeland Security Today, emphasizing that “people who say not to worry aren’t on this list!”
The Kimery Report, Dozens of Top US Military, Corporate Leaders on AQ ‘Hit List.’ CT Officials Debate Seriousness of Threat, is co-written with W. Scott Malone, a multiple Emmy and Peabody award-winning investigative journalist who has previously written for Homeland Security Today.
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