FBI warns NY officials of Thanksgiving Day terrorist plot
'Plausible but unsubstantiated'
Happy Thanksgiving holiday, United States. Here's your first helping of holiday terrorist panic.
The US Department of Homeland Security and FBI has been issuing warnings to New York state officials and law enforcement of a "plausible but unsubstantiated" threat of a terrorist bomb attack on the New York City subway and train systems during the holidays.
An internal memo sent out Tuesday and obtained by the Associated Press says the FBI received a report that al Qaeda terrorists in September may have discussed a plot involving suicide bombers or explosives placed on transit systems in or around New York city.
DHS spokesman Russ Knocke told the AP the warning was issued as a routine matter, but said there may be an increased presence of police in New York and other larger cities.
"We have no specific details to confirm that this plot has developed beyond aspirational planning, but we are issuing this warning out of concern that such an attack could possibly be conducted during the forthcoming holiday season," stated the memo.
DHS isn't changing the national threat level as a result of the warning, which has been yellow (indicating a "significant risk of terrorist attacks" since March.) The threat level for domestic and international flights remains orange (for "high" risk). ®
By the bushies before they get shoved to the other side of the tracks by the next administration who might actually look at the information before acting like twats. This just gives them another excuse to paw through everyone's belongings as they try to get on the stupid subway / tube (take your pick, whingers).
Well they have just had the hostage taking
and killing of the head of the Indian anti-terrorist in Mumbai.
Fairly safe to say that during the Christian festive season the attacks will be on the up.
But you know when you think about it, when has there ever been a time when people have not been killing other people, seems a pretty consistent truism throughout all of time.
Plausible yet unsubstantiated....?
If I gave my boss some critical experiment results based on plausible yet unsubstantiated information I'd be sacked, I'd expect to be sacked. Why not these loons?
I suppose they have to cattle prod the Merkin populous every now and again to remind them they are "at war".
Paris - cos I'd be in about her like a dug wi' a burst baw