U.S. Homeland Security Changes Color Coded Terror Alert

431px-US_Navy_020312-O-0000X-001_Homeland_Security_Advisory_SystemFrom Peter Fedynsky at Voice Of America:

The United States is adopting a new terror alert system to replace the color-coded one put into place after the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made the announcement Wednesday in New York’s Grand Central railway station.  The new system is set to go into effect on April 26.

Secretary Napolitano told reporters that most Americans have ignored current alert system, while some have lived in fear because of it.

“We don’t want people to live in fear; we want people to live in a state of alertness and awareness,” said Secretary Napolitano. “And we want people to know how they can help themselves, how they can assist their community.  One way to do that is to provide people with more information.”

Napolitano noted that the new National Threat Advisory System minimizes, but does not eliminate, the risk of terrorist attacks because, as she puts it, “the United States cannot be put under a glass dome.”  But she said the new system maximizes the amount of information shared with the public about credible threats.

[Continues at Voice Of America]

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  • aaroncynic

    The more things change, the more they stay the same: http://goo.gl/XECDA

  • Anonymous

    The more things change, the more they stay the same: http://goo.gl/XECDA

  • Ironaddict06

    Damn it. I finally learned the color coded system, and now Big Sister changes the Terro Alert System.

  • Ironaddict06

    Damn it. I finally learned the color coded system, and now Big Sister changes the Terro Alert System.

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    If they want a new system, they should stop calling it the “terror alert.” THE WHOLE POINT OF IT IS TO INSTILL FEAR IN OUR HEARTS. A scared population is an easily controlled population.

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    If they want a new system, they should stop calling it the “terror alert.” THE WHOLE POINT OF IT IS TO INSTILL FEAR IN OUR HEARTS. A scared population is an easily controlled population.

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    If they want a new system, they should stop calling it the “terror alert.” THE WHOLE POINT OF IT IS TO INSTILL FEAR IN OUR HEARTS. A scared population is an easily controlled population.

  • Cepinr420

    osama bin laden’s dead now…bring back the color coded terror alerts damnit.. they may come in handy

  • Cepinr420

    osama bin laden’s dead now…bring back the color coded terror alerts damnit.. they may come in handy

  • Cepinr420

    osama bin laden’s dead now…bring back the color coded terror alerts damnit.. they may come in handy

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