6,410. 7/7/2005

“According to the British intelligence services, ‘The command, control and inspiration’ for every major terrorist operation in the United Kingdom since 2003–including the July [7] 2005 attack on the London underground and the August 2006 plot to simultaneously blow up ten jumbo jets over the North Atlantic–were directed and commanded by the al Qaeda core in Pakistan. Danish and German authorities have also reported foiling plots linked to the Pakistan core, while al Qaeda franchises around the Islamic world reportedly receive their guidance from bin Laden.”

 – Bruce Riedel, The Search for Al Qaeda, Page 123

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