Fears of a new terrorist threat to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 are rising as counterterrorism officials said Thursday they are investigating a “credible but unconfirmed” terror threat involving New York or Washington. No evidence of the new threat, reportedly received on Wednesday, has been made public, but authorities are looking for three men of “middle-eastern descent” in a van.
Anonymous officials have told the press that Obama ordered the counterterrorism community to redouble its efforts in response to the threat, which was said to be “very, very specific.”
Separately, Homeland Security officials have noted “lots of chatter” on “jihadi websites about an impending attack, but nothing credible enough to issue a threat advisory. “Lots of chatter” doesn’t elicit lots of confidence that the spy centers monitoring millions of communications can efficiently gather intelligence.
Concern about another attack this weekend surfaced months ago, partly due to the heightened awareness of the possibility of an attack because of the rather arbitrary importance people place on anniversaries, and partly due to unspecified reports that evidence seized in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound contained ideas about a tenth anniversary attack.
New York is said to be the probable high value target, where thousands of extra police are on duty and where Obama is scheduled to visit the ground zero site. Three times a day “surges” take place across New York in an emergency exercise in which dozens of police vehicles from every precinct converge on a designated location at high speed. This is reported to be in part a show of strength.
Indeed, its possible the anonymous leaking to the press of the White House’s receipt of a specific, credible, but unconfirmed threat serves the same purpose as the NYPD “surges” – to let on that they’re aware of it in the hopes that such an attack might be called off. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says the city has its own army, navy, and even tanks.
For now, Americans won’t know the truth. They will be told, as Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said, to ignore it: “There were very, very specific facts that were made known in this threat. I would tell people right now to go about their lives. There’s no need to panic. We don’t know if this threat is real yet. It’s being tracked down.”
13 thoughts on “Anonymous Government Sources Issue Vague Concerns of New Attack”
Sounds like yet more fear propaganda…this time around it's timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11. How clever.
If Homeland Security really did have intel on a credible terrorist threat, why would they go public with this knowledge and alert the potential terrorists that they were being scoped out? This would spook the terrorists and cause them to lay low and initiate Plan B. Doesn't make sense…unless this "warning" is just another psy op.
Almost like this was scripted and right on cue. "No evidence of the threat…made public, anonymous officials told the press, Homeland Security reports lots of chatter…"
Blah blah blah. We wouldn't want the natives to miss out on the joys of policestate hysteria. Ten years and ten more yet to come.
WOW- I'm just like the NYPD now! Three times a day I 'surge' to a predetermined location, only I call it a bathroom.
On another note- exactly what is a 'surge' of police vehicles going to do in the event of a terrorist attack? Their only role at that point will be to direct traffic for rescue vehicles and such, considering the attack will have already taken place- and if the attackers are savvy enough they'll be long gone before anyone knows what happened.
NYPD police 'surge' = cop theater for New Yorkers.
Ohhhh I bet the hypothetical 'terrorists' would NEVER think to create a scene on one end of town to draw in the 'surge' and carry out the actual attack on the other end of town? Or multiple diversions? How many 'surges' can the NYPD perform before some part of the city is left completely unpoliced?
(It is rather telling, though, that of all people it's Rep. King saying not to panic. Does he know something he's not telling us? Methinks something is rotten in Denmark.)
You know, the cynic in me says Obama is orchestrating all this in the hope he can show America that he is tougher on terror than any other president, especially that candidate Rick Perry. And it is especially important for him to focus on New York, what with the theatrics of the "surge" in the hope that such displays of grandstanding will earn him a few points among the shakers and movers of the New York political and financial establishment.
Another thing that I have been wondering about is, why do these so-called "credible" threats always seem to focus on New York? The answer is, "Because the White House knows exactly where its bread is buttered, among the city's financial elite, including Wall Street."
It would ba a nice idea to refrain from crushing mass people movement in Yemen. Instead, press is full of sexy "revolution" in Syria. I think the pictures are from Yemen, where millions are rebelling, and the airforce, tanks and drones kill them like flies. There is a serious, serious potential for blowback there. They do not hate us for our freedoms, me thinks.
We have credible evidence that someone, somewhere, doesn't like us.
Stay tuned to the mainstram medai and above all be very afraid and don't question anything your government does to protect you.
Is this standard operating proccedure , extra chatter translates to blowing something up. Seems like a bit of a stretch to me.
"Surging"? Really? It will have the same results on terror as Patraous's surge did in Iraq.
SHUT YOUR MOUTH ! DISSENT PROVES YOU SUPPORT TERRORISM !!
Yea! See this is why the government needs more control over the internet.
So what if our carcass gets wasted by a vengeance filed terrorist, is it not all for a good cause? I mean, if the purpose of this world is to prove the harm in it, will not our doomed existence being cut even shorter expedite the ultimate conclusion of it?
Anyway, this day of life is more then we deserve and if everyone empowered by such a thought told our Empire their War Of Terrorism to shove it, a whole lot longer and free of fear would we all be able to live.
letters found in osama bin ladden house. Why didnt they dislose these letters after they found them but waited till almost 9/11? is for speculation but it hink it's to create some fear and make it look like government security is working, but anyone with little intelligence will tell you that if anything terrorist will hit the weak spots and not go for very secure nyc during 9/11. Its more of fear propaganda which i am not buying.
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