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With the lower water levels river commerce is already at a lull.
Of all the targets in the states, why would that be one?
Is it even a landmark?
originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
a reply to: intrptr
The news is out there and all it [url=]http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/barge-delays-for-bank-repair-run-about-hours/article_cfdd571f-d1ea-5be6-bf79-43adb938d41a.html]takes[/url ] is a simple search on Google.
originally posted by: Dumbass
(Reuters) - The FBI has warned local authorities of a threat that Islamic State militants would blow up the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge spanning the Mississippi River, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday.
The bridge is a major route connecting Tennessee and Arkansas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation passed the threat on to local police in a bulletin out of an "abundance of caution," spokesman Chris Allen said.
"This is an unsubstantiated, anonymous threat," he said, adding that there was no useful intelligence arising from it.
Allen had no details on when the threat was received or how. The warning was reported by Fox13 News in Memphis.
The television station quoted the FBI warning as saying that according to an anonymous tipster, Islamic State had instructed a person in Memphis "to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas bridge on an unknown date, activating ISIS terror cells in the United States."
So is this a lame unsubstantiated, anonymous threat or is the a serious one. Why would they report such a thing? Is it like a ~probably nothing serious, but just a heads up~ thingy?
The last part strikes me - "to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas bridge on an unknown date, activating ISIS terror cells in the United States." It would make sense, no controllable communication is needed the MSM will tell you about it.