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Originally posted by curme
Since the election is over, why do we need chatter and terrorist threats?
Originally posted by Seekerof
Like Mr. Kerry, curme, are you also insisting that the threat of Terrorism is exaggerated?
How about that its just a nuisance?
Australia gets Xmas terror warning
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 Posted: 5:09 PM EST (2209 GMT)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Australians have been given a specific warning to stay away from international hotels in Indonesia over the Christmas period for fear of a terrorist attack.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) - Pakistani police have thwarted a "major terrorist attack" in the eastern city of Lahore after arresting six suspected militants, including an aide of a wanted Al-Qaeda operative, they said.
Explosives, hand-grenades and ammunition were recovered during the weekend raids which netted an aide to Libyan Al-Qaeda militant Abu Faraj al-Libbi, who is wanted for masterminding two attempts to kill President Pervez Musharraf.
"The group was planning a major terrorist attack in Lahore," senior police official Shafqaat Ahmed told AFP, without giving details.
"There's simply not enough consistent data at this point to be able to draw that conclusion," defense analyst John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org told the Daily News yesterday.
Pike said there is much evidence that Al Qaeda has been disrupted to the point where it may be incapable of mounting a spectacular attack in the U.S.
"They seem to have substituted words for action," Pike said. "But nobody wants to prematurely declare victory, because the evildoers retain the capacity to prove you wrong."