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May 4, 2006

New DHS threat warning on mass transit

Filed under: Ground Transport Security,Terrorist Threats & Attacks — by Christian Beckner on May 4, 2006

From the Washington Post:

Two incidents of “suspicious videotaping” of a European mass-transit system this year prompted a U.S. government warning to domestic homeland security officials this week about possible terrorist surveillance.

The unclassified Department of Homeland Security “public-sector notice” did not describe the incidents or where they occurred, but said they took place in the past 120 days. The bulletin, issued Tuesday, said the episodes provided “indications of continued terrorist interest in mass-transit systems as targets and potentially useful insight into terrorist surveillance techniques.” ….

“There is not specific or credible intelligence at this time suggesting a threat to U.S.-based mass-transit systems,” said Russ Knocke, spokesman for the Homeland Security Department. “We regularly share information with our homeland security advisers and law enforcement partners . . . to continue to encourage vigilance.”

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Comment by ricco

May 6, 2006 @ 1:18 am

Threat and Risk Assessment
Heads up and Common-Sence Rules on this one.
Talk to your parents if you have one. If you don’t, talk to any 50 year-old and get advice.
Look around and interpit your feelings and surroundings. Your not stupid. You do not need the Gov. to think for you, Nor Give up your rights because of stupidity. Be independent, but be right.
Nothing is guilded in gold unless you personally pay for it.

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