Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Giblets has no patience for stories like this one:
Sources: Major terror attack possible this summer

(CNN) -- Several U.S. officials said Tuesday that intelligence indicates there is increasing concern about the possibility of a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil, perhaps as early as this summer.

Such an attack might take place before the November presidential election in an attempt to affect the outcome, the officials said.
Possible targets include the Olympics in Greece, Fourth of July celebrations, and the Democratic and Republican national conventions. In other words, everything that's happening this summer. There is no plan to raise the terror threat level and "nothing... to indicate a specific threat or looming attack against New York City... Nor have we been advised that terrorists are known to be in the United States actively plotting such an attack." The US government wants you to be clueless and scared, just like they are. It's a bonding experience!

From the sound of things the plan is to avoid any kind of metropolitan area and hide in the sticks until election day. Is that a safe and recommended course of action? No, because "security officials have expressed concern that so-called 'soft targets' such as passenger and freight trains could be vulnerable to attack in the United States." So getting on that train to Hayseed County makes you a moving target for al Qaeda.

Usually in stories like this Giblets is told to "remain vigilant." What the hell is that supposed to mean? Am I supposed to go out on patrol? Jump across rooftops in a cape and cowl and scour the night for evildoers? All this intelligence is giving me a headache. Giblets is gonna sleep it off.
posted by Giblets at 11:36 PM



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