Imagine walking through your neighborhood and suddenly noticing that all the plants have turned brown. A sudden drought? No?a terrorist warning. Lakshmi Sandhana writes in the Christian Science Monitor that plants are being genetically engineered to turn fluorescent green or sickly brown within minutes or hours of exposure to chemical weapons. They would be mainly planted along airport runways or around military or industrial sites.
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The Department of Homeland Security has issued an aviation alert, asking pilots and airport personnel to be on the watch for suspicious activity in or around airports. Pilots that fly overseas are on even higher alert.

This may have to do with the recent arrest in Pakistan of Waleed bin Attash, who is accused of planning the bombing of the USS Cole and of playing a leading role in the Sept. 11 attacks. When he was captured, he was carrying hand-written notes from Osama bin-Laden, with instructions for what could be a terrorist attack on an airport.
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Intelligence officials say al-Qaeda no longer has the power it had during 911. It’s split into two competing groups?one of which is operating in Iran and is in contact with with Osama bin Laden, who is believed to be hiding along Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan. Saad bin Laden, one of Osama’s sons, is one of the leaders of that group. In a recent intercepted communication, Osama bin Laden says he’s unhappy that al-Qaeda failed to attack U.S. interests during the war in Iraq. This failure may indicate that al-Qaeda can conduct small scale suicide attacks, but they can’t carry out another 911. However, cells of the Shi’ite terrorist organization Hezbollah are deeply entrenched in the U.S. and may become more dangerous than al-Qaeda.
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The FBI has found evidence that former Iraqi soldiers were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma bombing that killed 185 people. A group of Arab men with links to Iraqi intelligence, Palestinian extremists and possibly al-Qaeda may have used Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols as front men to blow up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. TV reporter Jayna Davis, who covered the blast, has spent 7 years gathering evidence about a wider conspiracy. After hearing her evidence, several senior members of Congress have called for a new probe into the idea “that the Oklahoma bombing might not simply be the work of two angry white men.”
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