U.S. beefs up security amid 'credible' threat

 
Keeping up the fear level. More Booga,Booga !

provocative1 (radical) 08/01/04 10:17 AM U.S.Beefs Up Security Amid 'Credible Threat' [ Post 292825684 ] Category: News & Opinion (General) Topic: Government Synopsis: MORE CIA PSYOPS BOOGA ,BOOGA Source: CTV.ca Published: August 1, 2004 Author: CTV.ca News Staff For Education and Discussion Only. Not for Commercial Use. U.S. beefs up security amid 'credible' threat Posted Aug 1, 2004 07:29 AM PST Keeping up the fear level. [url]http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1091369903535_69/?hub=Worldp[/url] U.S. beefs up security amid 'credible' threat CTV.ca News Staff Officials in the United States are beefing up security in New York City and along the border with Mexico after word that terrorists could be planning a major attack. New York's police department has advised building managers and corporate security officers to step up their procedures. They specifically mentioned safeguards against vehicles rigged with explosives and chemicals that could be placed in ventilation systems. "We've notified security directors to secure HVAC systems, and parking garages in particular, because of concerns about a vehicle bomb," one official told the New York Times, on condition of anonymity. One official said the information was considered credible, and it different from similar threats received in the past. It appears that the security scare is linked to the arrest last month of a woman of Pakistani origin, who entered the U.S. from Mexico by crossing the Rio Grande and crawling through the fields. There have been reports that Farida Goolam Mohamed Ahmed was carrying an altered passport, and several thousand dollars in cash. Reports also say the woman had an airline ticket to New York with her. The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, is expected to comment on the heightened security situation this afternoon. New York's police department issued a news release to reporters Saturday evening. It said "intelligence reporting indicates that Al Qaeda continues to target for attack commercial and financial institutions, as well as international organizations, inside the United States." See also, THEY NEED A BOMB AND THEY WILL GET ONE http://www.libertyforum.org/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=news_government&Number=292824494&t=1 provocative1 writes: "Keeping the Fear Level up Who benefits? Maybe scripting terror again have they named their patsy?" See also, [url]http://www.whatreallyhappened.comEdited by provocative1 on 08/01/04 10:40 AM.[/url] Edit | Reply | Private Reply | Flag | First | Last | Context Post Extras: A_Bert (revolutionary) 08/01/04 10:23 AM Re: U.S.Beefs Up Security Amid 'Credible Threat' [ To: provocative1 | Post 292825700, reply to 292825684 ] (Score: 2) Personally, I think it is just a bunch of hype to justify the cost of protecting the GOP from the public in NYC. Bush was still hiding out in buildings speaking to crowds yesterday. The protection for such a well loved man is costing us more than the Iraqis paid to protect the hated Saddam. A+Bert -aka- Guerilla War Fighter - Extraordinaire. Reply | Private Reply | Flag | First | Last | Context Post Extras: nikolai (radical) 08/01/04 10:26 AM Re: U.S.Beefs Up Security Amid 'Credible Threat' [ To: A_Bert | Post 292825711, reply to 292825700 ] (Score: 2) More Chicken Little nonsense. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy Reply | Private Reply | Flag | First | Last | Context Post Extras: provocative1 (radical) 08/01/04 11:08 AM Re: U.S.Beefs Up Security Amid 'Credible Threat' [ To: nikolai | Post 292825793, reply to 292825711 ] (Score: 1) The Sky is falling , the sky is falling... Yep! Except, when THEY name people ahead of time,and post their pictures, they are scripting Terrorism. They did it before 9-11 We heard" Osama Bin Laden" even from Clinton! He and his administration invented the Boogeyman Osama or at least introduced that False Flag Op Auto-Suggestion into our brains back then... No, I think we all should be on guard from CIA/MOSSAD FALSE FLAG OP TERRORISM MORE OPERATION NORTHWOODS COMING,SOON~! Provocative1 THE TOWER:PART5 [url]http://hometown.aol.com/oldhipchic1959/page3.html[/url]Edited by provocative1 on 08/01/04 10:37 AM. Edit | Reply | Private Reply | Flag | First | Last | Context Post Extras: arrogantatheist (radical) 08/01/04 11:22 AM Re: U.S.Beefs Up Security Amid 'Credible Threat' [ To: provocative1 | Post 292825816, reply to 292825793 ] (Score: 1) [image]http://itshappeningnow.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42626[/image] There are holes in the official 9'11 story so big that you could fly a 747 through them. --me Reply | Private Reply | Flag | First | Last | Context Post Extras: provocative1 (radical) 08/01/04 11:34 AM Re: U.S.Beefs Up Security Amid 'Credible Threat' [ To: arrogantatheist | Post 292825833, reply to 292825816 ] (Score: 1) You got That Right~! No Lie! Provocative1 THE TOWER:PART5 http://hometown.aol.com/oldhipchic1959/page3.html Edit | Reply | Private Reply | Flag | First | Last | Context Post Extras: GeorgeSalt (rebel) 08/01/04 11:41 AM Re: U.S.Beefs Up Security Amid 'Credible Threat' [ To: provocative1 | Post 292825849, reply to 292825793 ] (Score: 2) Just follow the advice of our fearless leader: "Fool me once, ...uh, ...shame...on...you? Fool me twice, ...well, ...uh, ...hmm...we won't be fooled again!" Reply | Private Reply | Flag | First | Last | Context Post Extras: shez (agent provocateur) 08/01/04 11:43 AM Re: U.S.Beefs Up Security Amid 'Credible Threat' [ To: arrogantatheist | Post 292825856, reply to 292825816 ] (Score: 2) To post and image use these tags below minus quote as i put it there to stop tags working. make sure you keep the gap between img and src make sure you start with < and finish with > <"img src=http://itshappeningnow.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42626> Florida Elections Flash "Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act." George Orwell Reply | Private Reply | Flag | First | Last | Context Post Extras: provocative1 (radical) 08/01/04 12:25 PM Re: U.S.Beefs Up Security Amid 'Credible Threat' [ To: shez | Post 292825936, reply to 292825856 ] (Score: 1) Paranoia Will Destroy Ya And Dubya IS PARANOID! Messed up to the Max all that coke and stuff Screaming at invisible entities (well, maybe it's http://members.aol.com/alanyu5/ The Invisible Personnel-LEO Agents) [url]http://members.aol.com/alanyu5/[/url] He has a right to be paranoid! After all he has done! How can he even sleep? It must take a hell of alot of Heroin or morphine or Darvons or something Provocative1 THE TOWER:PART5 http://hometown.aol.com/oldhipchic1959/page3.htmlEdited by provocative1 on 08/01/04 11:36 AM. Edit | Reply | Private Reply | Flag | First | Last | Context

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U.S. security level up to 'high' in some areas

CTV.ca News Staff 02.Aug.2004 19:04

The U.S. threat risk level was raised for certain iconic financial targets in the wake of what's been called the most specific terror threat since 9/11.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced Sunday that the security alert level in some U.S. financial centres has been raised from "elevated" to "high."

According to the security level chart released by U.S. officials, a high level of security alert is characterized by the colour orange. Ridge specified that the alert level is to remain at yellow or "elevated," in the rest of the country.

"Reports indicate that al Qaeda is targeting several specific buildings," Ridge said. He added that actions to further secure these buildings are already underway.

The affected areas include the financial services industries in New York, Washington and Newark, New Jersey. Ridge specifically mentioned the following institutions:

* Citicorp building (New York City)
* The New York Stock Exchange
* International Monetary Fund (Washington, D.C.)
* World Bank (Washington, D.C.)
* Prudential building (Newark, N.J.)

Ridge said he'd like to think that as sobering as the new information is, he hopes the people who work at the specifically-mentioned buildings would have the resolve to keep working and "leading their lives."

He said that although the announcement was "startling," it shouldn't be "stifling" to the American people.

Ridge said there was no time frame for the attacks, except that their aim would be to disrupt the American democratic process. American citizens are scheduled to vote in presidential elections on November 2.

Reports suggest the intelligence comes from an al Qaeda operative overseas. It is bolstered by intercepted communications and documents obtained by the CIA.

"The quality of this intelligence based on multiple reporting streams, in multiple locations, is rarely seen and it is alarming both in the amount and the specificity of the information," he said.

The terrorists had analyzed traffic patterns, security measures and the types of explosives needed to melt the steel of their intended targets.

"What is scaring people tonight is that a number of intelligence sources that come together in a consistent story going back over two years," said former counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke. "It's a consistent story that al Qaeda is alive and well."

He dismissed suggestions the warning was being given for political gain.

It appears that the security scare is linked to the July 19 arrest of a woman of Pakistani origin, who entered the U.S. from Mexico by crossing the Rio Grande and crawling through the fields. She had an altered passport, thousands of dollars in cash and a plane ticket to New York City.

New York responds

In a press conference Sunday, New York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to be vigilant in the face of the new threats, but also to go about their business.

"What they should do is get up tomorrow morning and go to work and enjoy the freedoms of New York," Bloomberg said. "I repeat, you should go about your business."

City officials said that those working at the named buildings will be protected. "We've done everything we possibly can to make these places safe for business tomorrow," said New York City Commissioner Raymond Kelly at the press conference.

Kelly said that heavily-armed special forces units, known as Hercules troops, will be deployed to the sites. He said that all traffic will be monitored, especially trucks and larger vehicles at key locations funneling into the city.

Bloomberg said that New York's landmarks and special events would receive increased protection. However, he warned police and security forces couldn't be everywhere.

"There's no question that there's a limited number of resources," he said. "But we will spend the money to do what has to be done."

In response to a reporter's question, Bloomberg said that politics had nothing to do with the terror level increase, in spite of recent criticisms of the Department of Homeland Security's timing of announcements.

"There's nothing political about this, as there is hard and fast information," the mayor said. "We would be derelict in our duty not to take this seriously."

New York's police department has advised building managers and corporate security officers to step up their procedures. They specifically mentioned safeguards against vehicles rigged with explosives and chemicals that could be placed in ventilation systems.

A few workers interviewed thought the news was "really scary," but one had this perspective: ""It's definitely worrisome, but you have to get up and do it."

With a report from CTV's Matt McClure