In an apparent Sept. 11 communiquÃ© broadcast on ABC News, an al Qaeda operative threatens new attacks against cities in the US and Australia.
“Yesterday, London and Madrid. Tomorrow, Los Angeles and Melbourne, God willing. At this time, don’t count on us demonstrating restraint or compassion,” the tape warns. “We are Muslims. We love peace, but peace on our terms, peace as laid down by Islam, not the so-called peace of occupiers and dictators.”
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief William Bratton better get busy.
American intelligence officials believe the man who appears on the tape to be Adam Gadahn of Orange County, Calif. Last year, Gadahn delivered a similar taped communiquÃ© for al Qaeda. That tape was later deemed authentic.
On the new tape, delivered to ABC News, Gadahn’s message contains a very pointed al Qaeda threat against Los Angeles and Melbourne.
But, the Mayor has issued a response……a fairly weak one and where is William Bratton, LAPD Chief?
In response to the threats against their city, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the city’s police department released a statement this morning. They admitted to Los Angeles being a target of terrorism, but said there are no known, credible threats against the city and labeled the tape an instrument of al Qaeda propaganda.
“The statement broadcast this morning on Good Morning America should come as no surprise to anyone. The statement was meant to instill fear, and fear is the most important weapon the terrorists possess.”
With all due respect, Mayor, you and your police chief better show us Angelinos MORE.