For those of you who haven’t checked the news yet, there was an attack by al Qaeda today on Casablanca – five simultaneous bombings, current numbers are 41 dead, many injured. This being the second major attack in a week, there’s good reason to believe that this is the signal for a major escalation, and further attacks are to come.
While their strength is definitely greatest outside the U.S., in a band going across Northern Africa through to Central Asia, the readiness of whatever forces they may have available in this country is unknown. An attack on American soil therefore cannot (and should not) be ruled out. However, the biggest threat right now is to American and/or Jewish interests (n.b. the target list for today’s bombings…) abroad. If you have any family or friends out there, make sure they’re being alert.