NYT Newspaper Article
The New York Times had an article titled Jordan says 11 plotted a series of attacks published on October 12, 2012 by Ranya Kadri. Jordan is an ally of the United States and has a treaty with Israel for peace which is good because Jordan is a border country to Israel. The Jordanian government announced that they had stopped a major terrorist plot involving 11 people who were planning an attack on shopping malls. The Jordanian government said this terrorist group was planning to use car bombs, machine guns and other heavy weapons in their terrorist attack. The 11 Jordanians arrested called themselves 11-9 The Second. This name refers to a bombing in Amman that killed 60 people on November 9, 2005. Jordanian intelligence said the group had traveled to Syria to obtain their weapons including TNT. They had visited terrorist sites on the Internet and had posted their plans online to help others create explosives.
Most of their terrorist targets were in rich neighborhoods in the southern part of Amman. The plans included suicide bombers, exploding cars, grenades, and machine gun fire. All of the targets were in upscale areas popular with the young Jordanians and tourists. They also targeted foreign diplomats in hotels and public places including two main malls. The Jordanian intelligence seized computers, cameras, forged documents and weapons in the arrests. The Jordanian minister for media and communication told the media they had been stalking out locations for months and could have killed hundreds of citizens and foreigners. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel would not say whether Israeli intelligence had assisted the Jordanians in this case.