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AP Exclusive: Hambali's Terror Wish List

Top Asian terror suspect Hambali devised several plots against American targets in the Philippines — including crashing bomb-laden speedboats into U.S. warships — but the error-filled schemes were never attempted, security officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The plots developed for the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror network appeared to be more of a “wish list” than an action plan, the officials said on condition of anonymity. The targets — chosen because Americans and other foreigners frequent them — included the U.S. Embassy, a five-star hotel and a floating restaurant that he said was in Manila’s financial district, the officials said. Hambali’s statement was shared with Philippine security officials by Americans questioning him at an undisclosed location since his August arrest in Thailand, the officials said. Full Story

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