Intelligence officials told Congress this evening that a terror attack is likely to occur on America within the next 3-6 months. This news comes not too long after a failed attempt by Nigerian bomber suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who attempted to blow up a US airliner which was headed to Detroit.
A federal grand jury has indicted 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on six criminal counts, including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder. Prosecutors allege the Nigerian national tried to detonate explosives concealed in his underwear during the flight from Amsterdam. While this news is disturbing, it comes at little surprise since there have been several failed attempts in this country since the 9/11 tragedy in New York City.
New York Governor Paterson has already told the White House that he does not believe holding terror trials in the city would be the best thing. “A change of venue would be certainly something we would consider, maybe even just different places where it won’t tie up some many people and the cost. The challenges are going to be formidable.” He added: “Even though I believe we would strongly be able to protect citizens and have the trial go off without any problem, the fact is that’s just half the battle…The other half of the battle is making sure people aren’t so anxious that it’s a negative just because there’s so much fear and anxiety.”
Source: CBS News
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