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    U.S. officials verify specific and credible - but unconfirmed - 9/11 threat

    The adjective "unconfirmed" gives me reason to hope.

    Officials confirm 'credible but unconfirmed' 9/11 threat (CNN)

    U.S. officials said Thursday evening they have "specific, credible but unconfirmed" information about a threat against the United States coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

    Officials declined to disclose details of the threat, including any suspected method of attack or possible targets, although one source said the cities of New York and Washington were specifically mentioned as possible targets. Officials said they were taking the threat seriously, while evidently trying to temper the news by saying such threats are commonplace during key events.
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    New York police chief warns of 9/11 threat (BBC)

    The head of police in New York has told the BBC that he is worried that al-Qaeda may attack the city on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

    Commissioner Raymond Kelly said documents in the compound in which Osama Bin Laden was killed revealed plans for attacks marking the event.

    He also said police believe that terror groups may be conducting reconnaissance of New York "on a daily basis".

    The warning came as the BBC gained rare access to New York's security planning.
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    MSNBC just said that the threat originates out of Pakistan and involves the use of a car or truck with a bomb to go off in either NYC or D.C.


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    What always amazes me is why anyone would plot a terrorist attack on or around a day that everyone expects there to be an attack. Wouldn't they want the surprise factor? All I can say is I'm glad they don't think like me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nomoresorrow View Post
    MSNBC just said that the threat originates out of Pakistan and involves the use of a car or truck with a bomb to go off in either NYC or D.C.
    Don't like this one bit...

    This is why I want to leave the DC area. Of course it can happen anywhere, but the DC area is a prime target for terrorists.
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    Considering all the comments I'm reading online that are calling this potential threat complete BS made up by the media or the Obama administration, I would say that a terrorist attack this weekend would still have the "surprise factor" for millions of Americans.


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    My husband is in NYC right now getting ready to fly to France tomorrow morning. When he first planed this trip I thought he was crazy for flying internationally at this time. He thought the opposite--that it would be the safest time to fly. However he did say last night that LAX had the strictest security he has seen in ages.
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    I don't know if there will be an attack this week. But if there is I would think it will be big. Like bigger than a truck bomb. After 9/11 they would want something to compare.

    So if there is some type of attack, I am thinking radioactivity or biological will be involved.


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    Just one question...

    How can something be credible, specific, and unconfirmed at the same time?
    Last edited by Trino; 09-09-2011 at 08:03 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fhc View Post
    A must-read article on this subject.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trino View Post
    Just one question...

    How can something be credible, specific, and unconfirmed at the same time?
    credible: it is feasible, and the source of information is worthy

    specific: a site or sites have been identified

    unconfirmed: we do not yet have this information from multiple sources

    Something like that.


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    I live in Orlando and I have always worried that Disney would be an easy target. Security, quite frankly, is a joke. And with all the children and families, it would hit an emotional chord with a lot of people (as would any target, but you know what I mean). Plus, since it is such a huge tourist destination, it would seriously damage the economy (at least in Florida).

    Always hate posting stuff like this because I don't want to give anyone any ideas!! Sure...because all the terrorists are reading my posts waiting for me to say something important. LOL!


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    Terrorists do not want to surprise us; they want to terrorize us. The threat of an attack does that just as much as an actual attack.


    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymom View Post
    What always amazes me is why anyone would plot a terrorist attack on or around a day that everyone expects there to be an attack. Wouldn't they want the surprise factor? All I can say is I'm glad they don't think like me.
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    Personally, it's the start of football season, and what could be more American than the New York Giants or Jets?
    Big football games have me worried with all the people that will be there.JMO.

    BTW, I LOVE football. It's a passion with me. GO LIONS!!!
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