November 22, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
In an unusually detailed claim of responsibility, the group’s online English-language magazine, Inspire, described how it went about the attack.
“Two Nokia mobiles, $150 each, two HP printers, $300 each, plus shipping, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses add up to a total bill of $4,200 (¬£2,620),” the article said. “We will continue with similar operations and we do not mind at all in this stage if they are intercepted.
“To bring down America we need not strike big.”
It compared the cost to themselves with the extra “billions of dollars” that the West would now spend on extra security measures. “This is what we call leverage,” it said.