WOODBURY - Intelligence seized by Navy SEALs from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound has revealed a brazen idea to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea.
Officials say bin Laden believed that the explosions would panic oil markets and create an extreme economic crisis.
Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) says that as late as last year, al-Qaida was targeting oil and natural gas infrastructure.
The documents also revealed that al-Qaida had determined the warm-weather months would present the best opportunity to approach ships.
King says these revelations underscore the need for heightened security around maritime and energy assets.
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