Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here.
The White House has convened an urgent multi-agency meeting for Thursday afternoon to deal with the new threat.
So, with all the money we spent since 12 September 2001 to 'keep us safer', with all the legislation (Patriot 1, Patriot 2), with all the loss of our civil rights in the name of 'Homeland Security', we are powerless to stop a small group of goat-humping camel drivers?
Oh, and you know what this 'exclusive' is all about? Well, Ol' Chertoff has a 'gut feeling'. Amato calls it correctly:
This is a calculated move to ratchet up the terror in this country to help Republican candidates—PERIOD. They are far behind in raising money and in all the polls. He should be fired, but of course since he’s being instructed to say these things (sounds like a Cheney/Rove play) he won’t be. What a tool ...
Damn! If Mr Bu$h had a 40% approval rating we wouldn’t be going through all this foolishness, and I’d be able to go to sleep without worrying about jihadis lurking under the bed waiting to slit my throat.
Personally, I think the Jihadis under his bed have more to fear from Lurch than vice versa. Heh ...
Via pygalgia in comments, go read Sweaterman.
UL at Maru's:
... We're fightin' them there so we can be scared shitless here.
Do I think that Ross and AP are involved in a deliberate conspiracy to frighten us? No. But I think they are used to that end by unethical political maestros and because they are so willing to be used, they act as a tool for a political game that involves our lives and national security.