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Monday, October 29, 2007

Another US embassy terror attack foiled

The National Security Ministry of Azerbaijan reports that they foiled an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan from a radical Islamic group.

A group of Islamic militants has been detained after planning the terrorist attack near the US embassy in the ex-Soviet state's capital, the ministry said.

The British Embassy in Baku closed temporarily today and the US Embassy scaled back its operations in response to the threat.

In a statement, the ministry said that the radical group included an army lieutenant who had stolen 20 hand grenades, a machine gun, four assault rifles and ammunition from his military unit in preparation for the attack.

Security forces tracked down the group and arrested several of its members on Saturday during a sweep in the village of Mastaga, about 20 miles northeast of Baku.

One of the group resisted arrest and was killed, the ministry said. The hunt for other members of the group was continuing.

"We averted attempts at terrorist acts against some state structures in the city of Baku, as well as embassies and diplomatic missions of member countries of the international anti-terrorist coalition," the ministry said.

Trend News Agency reports that two men were detained in front of the U.S. Embassy attempting to take photos of the Embassy and the number of police has been increased at the Embassy.

Not an isolated incident but a trend of failed attempts:

Remember recently we have posted on foiled terror attacks in Germany, Turkey and Denmark as well as the London incidents.

It will take only one successful attack to have the media bursting at the seams about deaths are destruction from terrorism and the world helplessness to stop it, while they ignore the lives saved from stopping the Germany attack or the lives saved stopping the Turkey attack or thousands of lives that were saved when the London discovered and foiled the plot to use liquids carried onto American airliners to blow multiple planes out of the air back in August of 2006, which would have been a massive killing equal to or surpassing the numbers of those killed on 9/11.

The coalition of countries fighting terror are winning the battle, foiling plots and saving thousands upon thousands of lives.

People need to remember the war on terror is real and not just a bumper sticker as John Edwards once suggested.