By now, I'm sure quite a few of you have heard about the 7 terrorists we all should be watching out for.
Is there anybody else out there that thinks the handling of this information with the public is odd? For example:
- Previously it seems the "national alert system" has been raised for just "chatter in the system" or non-specific threats. Now they have a "clear and present danger" but no lift in the alert system.
- 6 of the 7 have been on the wanted list for some time, thus the faces are not new.
- Why is the government getting really worked up about "big events" specfically? It seems every time there is a "big event" the terror-paranoiacs come out of the wood work, but lets remember that there was no special signifance to 9/11 prior to 9/11. In other words, every day is a good day to make mayham (if your a nut) and large gathering of people should be assumed to be more at risk, w/o the rigamoroll of telling the general public, yes we (the government) do in fact believe we might have a terror target anytime you have more than a few hundred people in one place. (duh?)
Well I'm ranting. I just get tired of the endless droaning in the media about "unspecified-really-big-something-or-other-threats-out-there-by-madmen" that do little to help the general public other than worry. To me they just serve as a reminder that osama is still running around somewhere making audio tapes.
Anybody else have thoughts on this?