Al-Qaeda “Tet” in Iraq Foiled

Via The Jawa Report and TraderRob, this Yahoo story details the Green Zone plot:

Interior Minister Bayan Jabr, in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, said the al-Qaida recruits were one bureaucrat’s signature away from acceptance into an Iraqi army battalion whose job it is to control the gates and main squares in the Green Zone. The plot was discovered three weeks ago.

The 421 were supposed to be in control of the entrances to the Green Zone and internal squares. I mean they were going to be in charge of security in the Green Zone in the future,” Jabr told the AP. “They were going to carry out operations. Most of them are wanted terrorists” using false identification.

Wonder why this isn’t front page news?

While it’s more than a little un-nerving that the plot got as far as it did, it was halted, and thanks to the Iraqis themselves.

Update: Was the plot the first in this promised two-phase attack:

A March 10 posting on al-Hesbah website, known for posting al Qaeda messages, carried a message from the Global Islamic Media Front. The message gives a final warning to the United States before carrying out what it said would be two devastating attacks. The second attack would not be launched until after Washington had time to respond to the first one, the message said.

If Al-Qaeda is capable, they will surely try the “second attack” anyway…

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    Comment by Raymond B

    March 16, 2006 @ 6:01 pm

    I just want our stay in the country to end. Our soldiers have done a great job now its time to give them the winnign game plan and lets et them home. I am tired of hearing about the green zone, the insurgents, the uprisings, and the civil differences. I just want America to get back to its job of beingRaymond B
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