Thursday, August 11, 2005

Fuel trucks would make an easy IED

The mainstream media (MSM, for those who aren't in the know) are reporting that the FBI has notified local law enforcement authorities there's intel suggesting al-Qaida cells might use fuel trucks as weapons to attack Los Angeles, New York and Chicago...
The bulletin warned police that terrorists could use fuel tankers in assaults on the three cities. The warning has not been substantiated, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
I'm thinking a fuel truck blown to smithereens in a tunnel would make quite an impact.

One thing I haven't seen much in the MSM is the arrest yesterday of a guy who tried to get explosives through the airport screening at Oklahoma City. The latest is that he's suggesting he made the pipe bomb for fun and then forgot it was in his carry-on luggage.

Right.

The arrest took place yesterday morning; the first inkling on the web was some 24 hours later.
Federal agents arrested a man at Will Rogers World Airport after an explosive device was found in one of his bags, the FBI said Thursday.

Charles Alfred Dreyling Jr., 24, of Norman, was going through a security checkpoint at the airport Wednesday when a Transportation Security Administration employee noticed something suspicious in his bag on the X-ray machine about 9:30 a.m., said FBI Special Agent Gary Johnson.
Meantime, I'm wondering the same thing the Christian Science Monitor is wondering: Do extremist cells still exist in the United States? If they do, how much progress is being made to route them out?

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