The Gauntanamo prison records released by the whistleblower site Wikileaks has thrown light on an aborted “parallel” 9/11 attack in Asia that was supposed to take place at the same time as the US attack.
According to the records of the prisoner Abd al-Malik Abd al-Wahab, an alleged member of al-Qaida and former Usama Bin Laden (UBL) bodyguard, the operation involved hijacking US airplanes in Southeast Asia and crashing them into US military facilities in Asia in coordination with 11 September 2001.
Taliban even established a special training program in Karachi — where the Mumbai attacks would also be hatched later — to prepare for 11 September 2001 style terrorist attacks in Asia.
“In 1999, detainee and several other al-Qaida members were designated as suicide operatives in a plot to hijack US air carriers traveling across Southeast Asia and destroy them in midair.
“These attacks were originally intended to occur simultaneously with those in the US on 11 September 2001. UBL later canceled the operation due to the difficulty involved in synchronizing the attacks,” the prison records of Wahab says, quoting interrogation reports from him and others in the Guantanamo Bay prison.