Al-Qaida’s low-tech plan for economic chaos

The 1,080-foot-long oil tanker MV Sirius Star was hijacked in November 2008 off the coast of Somalia by pirates and held for ransom. Al-Qaida has considered such a hijacking — but to be followed by an explosion meant to disrupt world oil markets.Osama bin Laden’s personal files reveal a brazen idea: Rattle the world’s economy with a relatively simple attack on oil tankers.

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