Monday, July 02, 2007

Secret Document: U.S. Fears Terror 'Spectacular' Planned


A secret U.S. law enforcement report, prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, warns that al Qaeda is planning a terror "spectacular" this summer, according to a senior official with access to the document.

Let's forget the question of how and why this "secret" document is all over the news and remember one thing. We've heard this before. Almost twice a year since Sept. 11th 2001 I've read in the paper or seen on television or online that al-qaeda's planning something big, nuclear weapons are in the US, suicide bombers are at the ready and, you know what, nothing happens. Now I'm not saying we shouldn't be cautious and keep an eye out, I'm just saying the threat is usually mostly hype. That's the very definition of terrorism.

"This is reminiscent of the warnings and intelligence we were getting in the summer of 2001," the official told

Well, if you drop the ball this time at least we all know you knew it was coming and failed miserably at stopping it.

U.S. officials have kept the information secret, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said today on ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" that the United States did not have "have any specific credible evidence that there's an attack focused on the United States at this point.

I have no doubt that terrorists are targeting the US, just as they target pretty much anything that moves. The question here is, are we good enough to stop it before it happens? I hope so. But if it does happen, I want to know what we are going to do. Perhaps that will help us stop pussy-footing around and we can start dropping bombs on anything that prays on a rug.


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