I wonder if the DC politicians are going to have another collective aneurysm when they find out that a memo has been released predicting future terrorist activities:
Terrorists operating in teams of five may be plotting suicide missions to hijack commercial airliners on the East Coast, Europe or Australia this summer, possibly using “common items carried by travelers, such as cameras, modified as weapons,” according to an urgent memo sent last weekend to all U.S. airlines and airport security managers.
The “information circular” issued July 26 was drawn from recent intelligence reports that detail the most specific terrorist plots involving passenger aircraft in the United States since four hijacked jetliners were used in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, crashing into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in western Pennsylvania.
“The plan may involve the use of five-man teams, each of which would attempt to seize control of a commercial aircraft either shortly after takeoff or shortly before landing at a chosen airport,” the Transportation Security Administration memo said. “This type of operation would preclude the need for flight-trained hijackers.”
How dare the Transportation Safety Administration release this information- they might scare someone. This is terrifying- and a public that can not handle a futures market for predictive efforts certainly is incapable of dealing with blunt information like this. I mean, after all, the government is supposed to make it a safe place for all of us to grow old and enjoy our grandchildren- they are not supposed to scare us or anything mean like that.