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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

It's Probably Nothing

It’s probably a false alarm. After all, those of us who worry that Islamofascists will stop at nothing to murder large numbers of infidels are often called alarmists (or worse) by those who truly believe that 9/11 was a one-off attack and that our current efforts in the GWoT are either ill-conceived or a blatant attempt to steal our freedoms by an administration that has accomplished virtually nothing in the five years since the attack on the WTC. Worse, any terror warnings are obviously part of a politically motivated conspiracy and designed to subvert the electorate’s free will.

Having said that, there are some troubling tidbits of information that point to someone (Adnan G. El Shukrijumah), something (a dirty bomb attack), and a date (the beginning of Ramadan, late September) that are cause for concern. You’ll recall that about a week ago all MSM outlets posted Shukrijumah's picture, indicating that a massive FBI manhunt was underway. Relatively little about him or the threat was discussed, but there was an eerie sense of urgency in the reporting.

Anyhow, the best summaries of the tidbits associated with this story can be found at The Riehl Report and the The Jawa Report As I said, these things are usually false alarms and that’s probably the case here. It does seem odd, however, that diverse sources are reporting this threat … just like they did in the month before 9/11. It's probably nothing.