New WikiLeaks documents reported on by The Daily Telegraph today reveal that three Qatari men who are still on the loose were involved in planning the September 11 terror attacks. This latest Wikileaks dump also reveals that al-Qaida is working on acquiring nuclear weapons and recruiting rogue scientists to build "dirty" bombs, according to the report.
According to the document -- a U.S. embassy cable sent between the American embassy in Doha and the Department for Homeland Security in Washington -- the three Qatari men flew to New York from London on August 15, three weeks prior to the attacks. During their trip, the suspected terrorists allegedly carried out surveillance at the World Trade Center, the White House, and in Virginia, where the Pentagon and CIA headquarters are located.
The men flew to Los Angeles 10 days later, according to the documents, and set up in a hotel near the airport. The three men -- named as Meshal Alhajri, Fahad Abdulla, and Ali Alfehaid -- apparently had tickets booked for the plane that crashed into the Pentagon but flew to London instead and eventually fled back to their home in Qatar. Their location is currently unknown, but investigators are on the hunt for a fourth man, Mohamed Al Mansoori, who they suspect of supporting the cell in the United States.
The cables published today by the Telegraph also reveal that security chiefs told a NATO meeting in January 2009 that al-Qaida was not only producing but also planning to deploy “dirty bombs” to advance their goals. A leading atomic regulator privately warned that the world is on the brink of a nuclear 9/11, the documents show.
Furthermore, the documents suggest that terrorist groups are also close to producing biological and chemical weapons.