Western Governments Warn Of Terror Threats

Western governments are amping up the threat of Islamic terrorism. Now is probably not a good time to burn a Koran, ministers. From ABC News:

US and European officials said Tuesday they have detected a plot to carry out a major, coordinated series of commando-style terror attacks in Britain, France, Germany and possibly the United States.

A senior US official said that while there is a “credible” threat, no specific time or place is known. President Obama has been briefed about the threat, say senior US officials.

Intelligence and law enforcement authorities in the US and Europe said the threat information is based on the interrogation of a suspected German terrorist allegedly captured on his way to Europe in late summer and now being held at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

US law enforcement officials say they have been told the terrorists were planning a series of “Mumbai-style” commando raids on what were termed “economic or soft” targets in the countries. Pakistani militants killed 173 people with guns and grenades during the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India.

In testimony before Congress last week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said, “We are all seeing increased activity by a more diverse set of groups and a more diverse set of threats.”

Officials in France have put the country on high alert for a terror attack and authorities in Paris shut down the Eiffel Tower for the second time in two weeks today after what was termed a “false alarm.”…

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  • gemmarama

    oh come on, who’s ever heard of a german terrorist?

  • gemmarama

    oh come on, who’s ever heard of a german terrorist?

  • http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com Henry Baum

    “Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning dissimulation or feigned ignorance)[1] is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or situation in which there is an incongruity or discordance that goes beyond the simple and evident meaning of words or actions.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony

  • Andrew

    While you’re very good at Six Degrees of Karl Marx, it’s not really analytical, and ultimately amounts to a monumental association fallacy.

  • gemmarama

    erm… that was meant to be a joke, dufus. i know you yanks ain’t so good at irony and all…

  • gemmarama

    thanks! glad someone got it.

  • Nando

    some where, some day at some time there will be an attack by some one.

  • Nando

    some where, some day at some time there will be an attack by some one.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I don’t know about that. We Americans seem to keep electing Republican party members on their claims to fiscal responsibility, and public opinion polls consistently placed George W. Bush’s ‘anti-terror’ policies as among his most popular. I’d say we have a fair claim to owning the patent for irony, even if we didn’t invent it.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Don’t burn a Koran -the Germans will get you?

  • Anonymous

    Don’t burn a Koran -the Germans will get you?

  • LuxVeritas

    Was it not the Barder Mein Hoff who invented the modern ideology of so called ‘terrorism’ “It doesn’t matter who you kill, just as long as you kill someone.” Well that’s all a little academic, because it would appear that the state; whether it is the Euro Gulag emerging state or the totalitarian US State or any other will deem any human being a terrorist who disagrees with growing state oppression and loss of freedom in our great democracies, which should be thrown on the dirt pile with all the other failed ‘isms’. But what do I know, I’m just an ignorant non-academic who didn’t go to university, is unemployed almost speak four languages, have lived in four countries across two continents and have had three careers. I guess the elite owned mass programing and brainwashing media, along with I’ll drone bomb your families and torture your friends know best, the best way to train Manchurian candidates, brain washed multi ethnic sleepers etc. ad infinitum. Think, analyse, and don’t accept bullshit for truth. What am I being told? Who is telling me? What is the motivation behind telling me? It’s hard, we may not always sniff out the truth, but we won’t eat all the lies were forced fed 24/7. I’ll close with a quote from a wiser man: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – HL Mencken. “Government is a kind of legalized pillage.” – Elbert Hubbard. “If terrorism had not existed, the state would.” – by me.

  • LuxVeritas

    Was it not the Barder Mein Hoff who invented the modern ideology of so called ‘terrorism’ “It doesn’t matter who you kill, just as long as you kill someone.” Well that’s all a little academic, because it would appear that the state; whether it is the Euro Gulag emerging state or the totalitarian US State or any other will deem any human being a terrorist who disagrees with growing state oppression and loss of freedom in our great democracies, which should be thrown on the dirt pile with all the other failed ‘isms’. But what do I know, I’m just an ignorant non-academic who didn’t go to university, is unemployed almost speak four languages, have lived in four countries across two continents and have had three careers. I guess the elite owned mass programing and brainwashing media, along with I’ll drone bomb your families and torture your friends know best, the best way to train Manchurian candidates, brain washed multi ethnic sleepers etc. ad infinitum. Think, analyse, and don’t accept bullshit for truth. What am I being told? Who is telling me? What is the motivation behind telling me? It’s hard, we may not always sniff out the truth, but we won’t eat all the lies were forced fed 24/7. I’ll close with a quote from a wiser man: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – HL Mencken. “Government is a kind of legalized pillage.” – Elbert Hubbard. “If terrorism had not existed, the state would.” – by me.

  • http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com Henry Baum

    “Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning dissimulation or feigned ignorance)[1] is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or situation in which there is an incongruity or discordance that goes beyond the simple and evident meaning of words or actions.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony

  • Andrew

    While you’re very good at Six Degrees of Karl Marx, it’s not really analytical, and ultimately amounts to a monumental association fallacy.

  • gemmarama

    erm… that was meant to be a joke, dufus. i know you yanks ain’t so good at irony and all…

  • gemmarama

    thanks! glad someone got it.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Oh, I don’t know about that. We Americans seem to keep electing Republican party members on their claims to fiscal responsibility, and public opinion polls consistently placed George W. Bush’s ‘anti-terror’ policies as among his most popular. I’d say we have a fair claim to owning the patent for irony, even if we didn’t invent it.

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