Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wild Fires - New Jihad Weapons?

As the western United States struggles to contain and control suspicious wild fires, other Islamic foes face the same destruction...

Wild fires raged across tinder-dry forests of north and south Lebanon Wednesday as choppers from the nearby Island republic of Cyprus tried to help combat tongues of flame threatening population centers.

Interior Minister Hassan Sabaa pointed an accusing finger at unidentified assailants charged of starting the fires.

"The big question is: how did these fires start late at night and in areas that are not linked to the road network," Sabaa told Voice of Lebanon radio.

He disclosed that in the "Eioun al-Samak region of the Minyeh district residents observed smoke billowing from the nearby mountain, they innocently headed to the source of smoke to extinguish the blaze, but they were shot at."

"This supports suspicion that these fires are intentional," Sabaa added.

And back in America...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal agents joined the search for evidence Wednesday in brush-covered Orange County hills where an arsonist is believed to have ignited one of the wildfires devastating Southern California.

In San Bernardino County, a man suspected of starting a small fire was arrested and another man was shot to death by police after he fled officers who approached to see if he might be trying to set a fire.

Associated Press

Zoundry over at the 1389 Blog is asking Is there a terrorist connection with the California wildfires?

1 comment:

David said...

Wow coincidence? Awefully similar...then consider the FBI has a Al-Qaeda agent detained that said they would use wildfires as a tactic in Jihad. Too much of a coincidence.