Thursday, August 11, 2005

FBI Issues US Terror Attack Warnings

Per the AP via Fox:


Fox Lead:

The FBI has warned police that Al Qaeda cells might use fuel trucks as weapons to attack Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, but officials stressed Thursday the warning was based on uncorroborated intelligence.

The bulletin warned police that terrorists could use fuel tankers in assaults on the three cities. The warning has not been substantiated, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

I wonder if the recent tanker accident in Idaho has anything to do with this latest warning:


Al Qaeda is without a doubt interested in piggybacking off non- terrorist accidences to advance their tactic of fear. The power of fear is Al Qaeda's most powerful weapon and the one that they utilize with or without a true terrorist attack. Their goal is to disrupt and damage "normal" life with fear. That could well be what this is all about. It could also be that they were really impressed with the damage of this accident and are talking online about how it could be used against their enemies. We keep hearing over and over also that they have a tanker focus as it relates to attacks in the US. With that in mind I would not totally discount the warning of course...............