Jordanian authorities said yesterday that they have broken up an alleged al Qaeda plot that would have unleashed a deadly cloud of chemicals in the heart of Jordan’s capital, Amman.
The plot would have been more deadly than anything al Qaeda has done before, including the September 11 attacks, according to the Jordanian government.
Among the alleged targets were the U.S. Embassy, the Jordanian prime minister’s office and the headquarters of Jordanian intelligence.
The plot was within days of being carried out when security forces broke it up April 20.
Confessions by the planners of the attack were aired on Jordanian TV last night.
Jordanian officials said that if this attack took place it would have been the biggest attack and caused most casualties with as much as 80,000 people dying.
Knowing Jordan and especially Amman very well after living there for 6 years, I agree that an attack on the mentioned targets would take a lot of innocent human lives with it because all the targets are near residential and shopping areas.
This is really disturbing and frightening. And when you actually get to see these people talking so calmly about it on TV, confessing to what they were about to do, explaining it and giving their reasons, it really sends shivers down your spine.