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Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Back to your regularly-scheduled scaremongering

The US administration admits that new warnings of attacks on American cities were based on information gathered by al-Qaeda up to four years ago.

On Sunday, Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge said the US had received "new and unusually specific information about where al-Qaeda would like to attack".

Yeah, RIGHT. Like the detailed reports of "Weapons of mass destruction"?!

"Some have suggested that the timing of the latest US government warning is designed to knock presidential challenger John Kerry off the front pages after his nomination as the Democratic Party's candidate last week."

(raises hand) I second that...

One news website asks as a poll question "How much information should the public be given when a terror alert is issued?"

My sentiment? *Everything*, including how recent the info is.