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Al Qaeda Set Europe’s Forests on Fire – FSB Chief

Posted By admin On October 3, 2012 @ 3:04 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RIA Novosti [1]
Oct 3, 2012

Al Qaeda is responsible for the recent spate of forest fires in Europe, Russian security service chief Alexander Bortnikov claimed on Wednesday.

“Forest fires in European Union countries should be considered one of the new trends in Al Qaeda’s ‘thousand cuts’ strategy. This approach allows them to inflict significant damage on the economy and morale without any serious preparation, technical equipment, or financial outlay” Bortnikov told the 11th meeting of Russian and partner states’ security and law enforcement services in Moscow.

Security services had only minimal chances of catching these arsonists, he added, supporting his claims with content on extremist websites talking about “forest jihad” – including suggestions about the most effective ways of starting a forest fire.

Bortnikov also said the security services’ current priority is countering the spread of terrorist activity in the Middle East and North Africa, adding international terror networks could use these internal conflicts for their own ends, “threatening the stability of entire regions” and “posing a threat to the entire international community.”

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[1] RIA Novosti: http://en.rian.ru/world/20121003/176377748.html

[2] Russia Says Outside Forces Threaten Syrian Cease-Fire: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-says-outside-forces-threaten-syrian-cease-fire.html

[3] Forests in the Eastern United States are growing faster than they have in the past 225 years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/forests-in-the-eastern-united-states-are-growing-faster-than-they-have-in-the-past-225-years.html

[4] Schwarzenegger Blames Global Warming for Elongated Fire Season: http://www.prisonplanet.com/schwarzenegger-blames-global-warming-for-elongated-fire-season.html

[5] Why was a Sunday Times report on US government ties to al-Qaeda chief spiked?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-was-a-sunday-times-report-on-us-government-ties-to-al-qaeda-chief-spiked.html

[6] Two dead, tens of thousands evacuated as worst fire in Colorado history spreads: http://www.prisonplanet.com/two-dead-tens-of-thousands-evacuated-as-worst-fire-in-colorado-history-spreads.html

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