January 11, 2006

Terror Strike?

Could there be a major terrorist attack in the US in the next thirty days?

Christopher Brown, an analyst with the CIA, believes so.

He believes that he's discerned a pattern between the release of video statements by Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Quida's number two leader, and major terorist activity. Mr. Brown posits that the videos are a trigger mechanism to start the countdown on planned terrorist operations.

As he puts it:
Regarding the video release pattern, "once can be an interesting anomaly, twice could be a coincidence, but three times is a pattern,"

This is even more aprepo, when you see the reaction that has ensued since it was revealed that President Bush authorized warrantless wiretapping of communications originating from known associates of terrorism in other countries into the US. These are the methods by which information can be gathered to discover and block a terror attack, yet it seems that many would rather rant about Bush as a Naziesque violater of privacy than to do the things needed to actually try to stop attacks before they occur.

These communications are by their nature ephemeral and not conducive to legalistic manuevers. That great care in effective oversight of such operations to ensure that they don't go past the line is obvious, but the argument has reached hysterical proportions, with partisianship being the base motivator, forgetting that while they argue legalisms, the enemy within is moving, preparing to kill as many of our citizens as possible.

President Bush SHOULD be faulted by allowing our borders to remain as porous to infiltration as they sadly are, but not for doing what was necessary to trying to halt the actions of the infiltrators once here.

Posted by Delftsman3 at January 11, 2006 08:23 PM | TrackBack

When would that be thirty days from?

Is there an election coming up in the next thirty days I don't know about? No?

Posted by: wanda at January 12, 2006 11:53 PM

According to Brown, if the pattern is correct, it will be by Feb 11. Wanda.

Elections have nothing to do with it.

Posted by: delftsman3 at January 13, 2006 03:57 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?