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Yemen group vows small-scale attacks

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CBC News - World - Yemen group vows small-scale attacks

Al-Qaeda's Yemen-based wing is reported to have what it calls a "strategy of a thousand cuts" to hurt the U.S. economy with frequent small-scale attacks.

In an online magazine, the group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said such methods against U.S. targets would be a cheap way to "bring down America."

The group said it can play on what it calls the "security phobia that is sweeping America."

The strategy, also referred to as Operation Hemorrhage, could further weaken the U.S. economy by increasing security costs, the group said.

The new threat was published Saturday in a special edition of Inspire magazine, an English-language propaganda publication produced by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The article also said it had cost just $4,200 US to work out the plot to mail two parcel bombs to the United States from Yemen late last month. Even though the bombs did not explode, the group said, the security scare made the plot worthwhile.
It's kind of ironic that the very terrorist group that caused the security paranoia in the U.S. is now going to try and take advantage of that same paranoia in future attacks.

The question is... how much more will the U.S. increase its security and privacy violations to ensure that these small attacks are thwarted?
 

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CBC News - World - Yemen group vows small-scale attacks



It's kind of ironic that the very terrorist group that caused the security paranoia in the U.S. is now going to try and take advantage of that same paranoia in future attacks.

The question is... how much more will the U.S. increase its security and privacy violations to ensure that these small attacks are thwarted?
Ridiculous. Sorry, but if any group wants to wreak havoc to the US economy, all they have to do is get a series of guys to throw pipe bombs out their car windows at Starbucks, shopping malls, post offices, gas stations, theaters. Wherever.

There's a reason they're not doing that....I don't know what it is, but it'd be interesting to know...
 

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Ridiculous. Sorry, but if any group wants to wreak havoc to the US economy, all they have to do is get a series of guys to throw pipe bombs out their car windows at Starbucks, shopping malls, post offices, gas stations, theaters. Wherever.

There's a reason they're not doing that....I don't know what it is, but it'd be interesting to know...
Direct attacks on US soil would unite US public opinion, divided US public opinion and increasing the costs of doing business are a much better strategy
 

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Direct attacks on US soil would unite US public opinion, divided US public opinion and increasing the costs of doing business are a much better strategy
A few arc-lights in Yemen would be an even better strategy.
 
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