WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Monday played down a report al Qaeda was planning a big attack on the United States, saying there was no credible information about an imminent threat.First off, notice he said it on Fox News, which is about the only network whose viewership is sheeple enough to open wide, and swallow this load whole.
As British police investigated two failed car bombs in London and a fiery attack on Glasgow's airport by a fuel-filled vehicle, U.S. officials tightened security at transport hubs without raising the country's overall alert level.
"We do not currently have any specific threat information that is credible about a particular attack on the United States," Chertoff told Fox News.
But let's see what else Secretary Chertoff had to say...
"Al Qaeda and its affiliates do intend to carry out further attacks against the United States and the West," Chertoff said.Sounds somewhat familiar, wouldn't you agree?:
"We also know that they tend to want to do attacks that are spectacular or high-profile, so it's not surprising to have analysts comment on the fact that this kind of an attack is a very definite possibility," he said.
"But again I want to say that's more general analysis that is not based on a specific piece of information about a particular attack."
Nevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns ofsuspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations forhijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance offederal buildings in New York.Oh, but of course, this was a historical document and did not delineate current investigations or current specific threats against the United States! No sirree!
And then four weeks later, the walls came a-tumbling down.
How stupid do you have to be to see how cynically idiotic this administration has treated, and continues to treat, its citizens?
Apparently, this stupid...we in the United States ought to have one of those signs that roller coasters have, but instead of saying "You can ride this coaster if you're at least this tall," it ought to have a picture of Bush with the advisory, "If you are at least smart enough not to have voted for this man, you can be a citizen."