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Sunday, April 08, 2007

The LTTE (Tamil Tiger) threat to the U.S.

As set out here:
Mike Scheuer, former head of the al Qaeda Unit of the CIA and the present terrorism analyst of CBS TV said the Sri Lankan terrorist group LTTE stealing European passports and supplying them to al Qaeda terrorists provides another channel for the 9/11 attackers to enter United States for an assault.
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In a different programme broadcast by the WTOP, National Security Correspondent J.J. Green on March 29 said, the al Qaeda related terrorist group LTTE, by bombing the Sri Lanka Air Force base, “sent shockwaves through many in the international intelligence community, because it comes days after it was learned they have also stolen and distributed thousands of European passports to its members, possibly opening the door to the U.S.”
He said, the LTTE, which is carrying on a secessionist campaign against the Sri Lankan Government, is not Muslim but the number one reason the US should be concerned about this organization is that it is having a working arrangement with al Qaeda. He further said, “They have a very clear working arrangement with al Qaeda. Osama bin Laden has a policy on maintaining strange bedfellows to achieve al Qaeda’s goals. He believes that al Qaeda should use the lesser evil to defeat the greater evil. They’ve employed this tactic many times in the past with the Russian Mafia, Chechen fighters, some of Saddam Hussein’s fighters after he was deposed. The LTTE is another example of that methodology.
“They’ve got their hands on Norwegian passports and European passport holders face significantly less hurdles when trying to enter the U.S. The LTTE is among the elite pioneers in terrorism, they’re very crafty. The bombings in Sri Lanka suggest they have people who know how to fly.”
J.J. Green further said, “The LTTE has a long history of successful suicide attacks dating back to the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. A part of the reason why they’ve been perceived as innovative is that a woman was actually the person who killed Gandhi and 18 other people, well before female suicide bombers were considered by others. They’ve also been able to pull off very successful suicide attacks at sea. That along with this latest endeavour to get a hold of light air planes and drop bombs on a Sri Lankan military base indicates they are able to pull a lot of strings and have deep pockets.”

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