Would-be bomber recounts evolution of NYC plot
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press
Al-Qaida had told the men that pulling off a small-scale attack — even using guns instead of bombs to slaughter innocent New Yorkers — would be considered a success, Ahmedzay said. He recalled one operative lamenting that other homegrown terrorists "have failed because they tried to do something big, and ended up doing nothing."I think I have stated it before, but I believe the next attacks against us would most probably be a series of Mumbai style massacres were small groups of armed terrorists would attack soft, civilian targets. Think about it, the Mumbai attacks actually cost Al Qaeda a small amount of men and materials for what turned out to be a large amount of casualties and press coverage.