Monday, August 09, 2004

Beware when things appear too easy

This from CBS

(CBS/AP) The Bush administration believes it has undermined al Qaeda's plans for attacking the United States with the recent arrests of suspected terrorists and the seizure of detailed surveillance of financial buildings. "I certainly think that by our actions now that we have disrupted it," said Frances Fragos Townsend, President Bush's homeland security adviser. "The question is, have we disrupted all of it or a part of it? And we're working through an investigation to uncover that," she said in a broadcast interview

You can read the entire story at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/30/national/main633064.shtml


Remember these words--this is one of the more unfortunate things to come out of the mouth of a government official in a long time. At the most, we've uncovered one of the plotlines planned for this fall. But again, I will tell you, bin Ladin has a much bigger and spectacular strike planned for the United States this fall. It is also possible that the entire computer seizure was a plant, as DEBKA warns in this article http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=885. Al Qaida is very sophisticated in their information security and you can bet that somewhere within one of the intelligence agencies somebody is questioning this windfall that has led to Ms Fragos Townshend's overconfidence.

Or at least you've got to hope this is the case.

Beware the sucker punch--it's coming

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