Don’t forget to be afraid!

Is it just me or is STORMWATCH! being replaced by TERRORWATCH! Here’s the latest FBI Warning for LA by way of the LA Times:

Without offering specifics, the FBI advisory was sent to more than a dozen Joint Terrorism Task Force teams days ago in the hope that law enforcement officials would redouble their efforts to monitor suspicious activities and follow investigative leads on extremists, officials said.

At the same time, FBI officials and others in several cities emphasized that the latest warning contained no specific or corroborated information about a threat to Los Angeles or any other jurisdiction.

“We don’t have a time or a date or anything specific related to the threat,” said Bill Elwell, the FBI spokesman in Albuquerque. “We are just letting people know that we have this information and asking them to remain vigilant.”

“The credibility of the information we are getting in this case cannot be established,” the official said. “But in these times, when we have anything that has specifics, whether credible or not, we have to get that out to the local authorities.

OK, so once again there’s no specific information about when, where, who, why, how, or if, and the credibility of the source of this very uninformative information can’t be established. But never the less, you should be scared.

Ew. How scarey.

Sounds a lot like… OH JESUS EFFING CHRIST IT’S RAINING!!!! AHHHH!!! WE’RE EXPECTING UP TO AN INCH IN THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS!! DON’T LEAVE THE HOUSE!!! STOCK UP ON CANNED FOOD AND BATTERIES!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!

7 Replies to “Don’t forget to be afraid!”

  1. I feel that releasing something like this does nothing but excite fear. If the federal government dosen’t know anymore about it than that just don’t tell us. It is not like we can do anything about it if no specifics are given.

  2. To those in the know, these warnings are truly frightening, since they signal the intent of the US security apparatus itself to stage fake terrorist attacks for propaganda purposes – or at least a process of testing the water of public opinion regarding the idea by floating trial balloons upon it (can I do that, or is that a mixed metaphor?)

  3. Ashcroft is just setting the stage for an election day red alert. How else can Bush win Cal-e-forn-ya?

  4. Anyone besides me notice that every time the administration wants to divert attention from something, the ‘threat alert level’ goes up?

  5. Why attack anything at all? All the terrorists need to do is “chatter,” and then hundreds of millions of dollars disappear into the resultant security costs. Virtual damage done without lifitng a finger (or sacrificing a zealot).

    Keep it up for a few more years, and Western economies will collapse under the weight of police salaries and homeland security. Just look at what the defense costs did to old Rome…

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