Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Big surprise:

FBI: Boston Terror Tip Was a False Alarm

The FBI said Tuesday that the possible terrorist plot reported against Boston by a tipster last week was a false alarm.

"There were in fact no terrorist plans or activity under way," the FBI said in a statement. "Because the criminal investigation is ongoing, no further details can be provided at this time."

The man suspected of telling authorities about the possible terror threat was arrested Monday in a Mexican border town. The FBI statement did not say whether he had provided the information that allowed the FBI to rule out the threat, but the bureau did thank Mexican law enforcement agencies for their help.

Officials have stressed since news of the tip first broke that they doubted the credibility of the terror claims. A leading theory was that a smuggler tipped authorities to a false terror plot to exact revenge on a group of Chinese immigrants, perhaps because members failed to pay for being smuggled across the border....


Told ya. (Although I really wasn't skeptical enough.)

This never made sense. It made sense only if you believe that everyone who enters the country illegally comes from the Sinister Land of Evilstan with the express intent of killing us in large numbers, all because of inadequate exposure to news of the Risen Jesus. Or something like that.

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