I’m glad there is vigilance.
Following news reports of a possible “credible but unconfirmed” terror threat, Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler has released this statement to the news media:
“As we know from the intelligence gathered from the [Osama bin Laden] raid, [al-Qaida] has shown an interest in important dates and anniversaries, such as 9/11. In this instance, it’s accurate that there is specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information.
“As we always do before important dates like the anniversary of 9/11, we will undoubtedly get more reporting in the coming days. Sometimes this reporting is credible and warrants intense focus, other times it lacks credibility and is highly unlikely to be reflective of real plots underway.
“Regardless, we take all threat reporting seriously, and we have taken, and will continue to take all steps necessary to mitigate any threats that arise. We continue to ask the American people to remain vigilant as we head into the weekend.”
The Associated Press says it has been told by a “counterterrorism official” that the threat may involve New York or Washington.