WASHINGTON - There is an increased risk of a large-scale terrorist attack against the United States by al-Qaida prior to the Nov. 2 election “in an effort to disrupt our democratic process,” Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Thursday, citing “credible” but non-specific intelligence.
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Despite the new information, the government is not raising its color-coded terror alert status because of the lack of specificity about possible targets, he said, adding that there is no evidence that terrorists are targeting the Democratic or Republican conventions.
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Okay, let me get this straight. You have 'credible evidence' but you're not raising the color code? Why the fuck not? Will it bite too deeply into your corporate cronies' bottom line? Fucking assholes. Like I said before, if my wife gets hurt because of this type of ineptitude, I'm gonna take it out of someone's ass.
Update 15:10: I listened to that nitwit Ridge saying how these supposed terror attacks in the works will be designed to 'disrupt the election in November'. I said this two weeks ago:
. . . Bush will declare martial law and suspend the elections "to ensure order at this time of emergency". Guys like this don't give up just because a majority of the population wants them to.
They're warming us up for it. The thing about declaring an emergency or martial law, you need National Guard troops to enforce it. Guess what? They're all in fucking Iraq. Ha. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.