Yet another terror scare story in the Times:
AL-QAEDA leaders in Iraq are planning the first “large-scale” terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report.
Spy chiefs warn that one operative had said he was planning an attack on “a par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki” in an attempt to “shake the Roman throne”, a reference to the West.
Let's take a look at it. It seems like hype, and deliberately leaked hype as well. for a start there's a key phrase 'one operative'. Hmm, that does sound a tad dubious. Who was this man? Under what circumstances did he make this claim? What else did he say? We're left in the dark.
Do the intelligence services really expect us to believe that al Qaeda are going to let off two atom bombs?
Or in Britain?
And Iran's support? Note the words I've put in bold
More clumsy spin designed, not to inform, but to spread fear, only this time it's Iran not Iraq in the frame.