Terror Warnings: A Case of Crying Wolf?

Terror WarningTODAYonline is running an article that speculates on the timing of the most recent terror alert. Full story in “Is the US govt crying ‘wolf’?”:

Mr Ashcroft said several upcoming events – which include two major American holidays, a Group of Eight summit, political party conventions and US elections in November – could be attractive targets for Al Qaeda.

Observers say that the vague new warning might not be just a call for heightened vigilance.

One thing they missed is that Attorney General John Ashcroft never contacted the Department of Homeland Security on the latest warning. However, Ashcroft notified the nation of the warning along-side FBI Director Robert Mueller. Tom Ridge, the director of DHS, is said to be fuming at the White House for being left out of the loop. Which begs the question: Why have a Department of Homeland Security if no one is going to tell them anything?

Is the US govt crying ‘wolf’? [TODAYonline]


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