Al-Qaida planned U.S. forest fires
Oct. 27, 2003: As wildfires were destroying Southern California homes four years ago – as they are now – WND revealed a June 25, 2003, FBI memo to United States law enforcement agencies detailing a senior al-Qaida detainee's claim to have developed a plan to start midsummer forest fires in the U.S.
The memo said an unidentified detainee revealed he hoped to create several large, catastrophic wildfires at once.
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"The detainee believed that significant damage to the U.S. economy would result and once it was realized that the fires were terrorist acts, U.S. citizens would put pressure on the U.S. government to change its policies," the memo said.
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