A secret U.S. law enforcement report, prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, warns that al Qaeda is planning a terror “spectacular” this summer, according to a senior official with access to the document.
…As ABCNews.com reported, U.S. law enforcement officials received intelligence reports two weeks ago warning of terror attacks in Glasgow and Prague, the Czech Republic, against “airport infrastructure and aircraft.”
The warnings apparently never reached officials in Scotland, who said this weekend they had received “no advance intelligence” that Glasgow might be a target.
Department of Homeland Security Chief Michael “Skeletor” Chertoff “declined to comment” on the report, but insisted that “everything that we get is shared virtually instantaneously with our counterparts in Britain and vice versa.” Hmm. I guess those Scottish officials are just Teh Crazy then.
Chertoff also told G-Steph on This Week that the US doesn’t “have any specific credible evidence that there’s an attack focused on the United States at this point.” Think that’s true? Or are we oh-so-Glasgow and credible warnings are mysteriously just “not reaching” the American people? Call me cynical—I know you will!—but when the WaPo‘s doing an A1 article grimly beginning, “At the At the nadir of his presidency, George W. Bush is looking for answers,” and describes him as “a president who has endured the most drastic political collapse in a generation,” I can’t help but think that what gave him that now-elusive highest of highs was the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Would I put it past the administration who lied us into a war to let one slip by, just to recharge the old approval ratings?
No I would not.
Once again, the scariest part about the “terrorist threat” in the US is that I don’t know whether I’m really being threatened by terrorists, or being terrorized with threats by my own government. Or both—in what is the most likely scenario in the clusterfuckity madness generally known as Bush’s America.