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Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. Or On Its Way, According to New Intel
Share July 10, 2007 6:30 PM
Brian Ross Reports:
Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here.
The White House has convened an urgent multi-agency meeting for Thursday afternoon to deal with the new threat.
Top intelligence and law enforcement officials have been told to assemble in the Situation Room to report on:
--what steps can be taken to minimize or counter the threat,
--and what steps are being taken to harden security for government buildings and personnel.
"It suggests they have information that the cell or cells coming this direction want to attack a government facility," Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent and ABC News consultant, said.
Law enforcement officials say the recent failed attacks in London have provided important new clues about possible tactics.
OK, now if this is so damned IMPORTANT, WHY are we waiting 'til Thursday afternoon for the meeting?
Also, the meeting is to determine "What steps are being taken to minimize or counter the threat AND steps to harden security.
Second annoying question, would it not have been reasonable to have bantered these questions around the ol' Situation Room BEFORE there is a heightened threat to insure all the gaps were noted and covered?
Last Question, could this just be the monthly "boogieman alert" that comes out EVERY TIME the President's Poll numbers reach new lows?
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