Thursday, February 13, 2003

False Alarm? Terror Alert Partly Based on Fabricated Information

A key piece of the information leading to recent terror alerts was fabricated, according to two senior law enforcement officials in Washington and New York.

The officials said that a claim made by a captured al Qaeda member that Washington, New York or Florida would be hit by a "dirty bomb" sometime this week had proven to be a product of his imagination.

Dammit, I can't believe we fell for the Guantanamo braggarts again.

Yet even as I'm typing this, I'm hearing the teaser ad for the local eleven o'clock news, and it's all about the terror alert, as if it's utterly reliable.

Basta -- enough.

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