Michael Chertoff has a Gut feeling were due for a Major Terrorist Attack.


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Jun 13, 2007
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Terror risk high, Chertoff says
Homeland Security chief says Americans must avoid complacency as nation faces higher chance for attacks this summer
By E.A. Torriero

Article Launched: 07/11/2007 03:19:48 AM PDT

CHICAGO -- Fearing complacency among the American people over possible terror threats, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in Chicago on Tuesday that the nation faces a heightened chance of an attack this summer.
"I believe we are entering a period this summer of increased risk," Chertoff told the Chicago Tribune's editorial board in an unusually blunt and frank assessment of America's terror threat level.

"Summertime seems to be appealing to them," he said of al-Qaida. "We do worry that they are rebuilding their activities."

Still, Chertoff said there are not enough indications of an imminent plot to raise the current threat levels nationwide. And he indicated that his remarks were based on "a gut feeling" formed by past seasonal patterns of terrorist attacks, recent al-Qaida statements and intelligence he did not disclose.

There is an assessment "not of a specific threat, but of increased vulnerability," he added.

There have been reports that suggest intelligence warnings at a similar level to the summer before Sept. 11, 2001, and that al-Qaida may be mobilizing.

In recent days, ABC news reported that a secret law enforcement report prepared for homeland security warns that al-Qaida is preparing a "spectacular" summer attack. On Tuesday, ABC News also reported that "new intelligence suggests a small al-Qaida cell is on its way to the United States or may already be here."

Chertoff sternly echoed those sentiments at the Tribune.


Should we be ready when George Bush orders Nuclear Deterance against IRAN? Cause IRAN has made many threats on terrorism hitting america.So fingers will be pointed out to them just like IRAN is the suspect on that London Bomb Plot and British goverment issued a strong warning on IRAN.
People don't really believe it any more. Remember color coded terrorist threat? Now we are down to the vague feelings of the Homeland Security chief to determine our defense posture. How can the Bush people think they have any credibility left on this or any other issue? Particularly with lame declarations like this.