Al-Qaeda’s latest magazine includes of list of U-S economic leaders on a “hit list” in an effort to derail the economy. The list includes Omaha investor Warren Buffett. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says, “We are aware. The Omaha Police Department has a very good working relationship with Mr. Buffett’s security team. That is about all we should say.”
Mayor Stothert says there have been threats at public events in the past, including the College World Series and the Omaha Police Department has handled them quietly. She says the latest threat is very public and it is very public by design.
Terrorism experts say that these organizations are now focusing on homegrown terrorism because the FBI and other federal security organizations do such a good job at preventing organized attacks. Al-Qaeda publishes a magazine in English encouraging lone-wolf attackers to take action. ISIS also launched an terror campaign on Twitter.