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Originally posted by Nerdling
It has been a while since we've had some terror.
Originally posted by infinite
its been a long time since FOXNEWS decided to scare people for no reason
Rumsfeld also has expressed concern that a terrorist attack on the US is imminent and that he believes terrorists groups are simply regrouping before the next one.
Al-Qaida is not the only major threat to US homeland security and interests around the world but that Iran has now moved up the list as the U.S's top threat.
The Patriot Act is up for renewal, more chatter, a foiled terrorist attack and especially a successful one will be just what is needed for the Patriot Act to fly thru Congress again.
TORONTO (CP) - The Toronto stock market moved up Wednesday on higher energy stocks as oil moved ahead almost $1.00 US per barrel, partly on reports of an explosion near a nuclear facility in the oil-rich nation of Iran.
The dollar initially slipped against the euro and Swiss franc after an Iranian report that an unknown aircraft fired a missile on Wednesday near the southern city of Dailam in the province of Bushehr where Iran has a nuclear power plant.
Iran later said the missile report was wrong, as was a subsequent one saying a fuel tank had fallen from a plane.
Israel, which like the United States has accused Iran of trying to build nuclear weapons, was not involved in the explosion, according to senior Israeli security forces.
The Iran news overshadowed robust U.S. housing start numbers for January.
In mid-morning New York trade, the euro was nearly flat against the dollar from late Tuesday's levels at $1.3026 . The euro zone currency had earlier climbed to a two-week high around $1.3065 on the first reports of the Iran blast. Against the Swiss franc , the dollar was trading at 1.1870 francs, down 0.3 percent from late Tuesday.
"Housing starts did not have much impact on the FX market. It's very good data -- we've got new highs in both series," said Greg Anderson, senior currency strategist at ABN AMRO in Chicago.
"I'm sure this will push up U.S interest rates a bit, but when you have this geopolitical thing out there, and you don't know what's going on and you have more data, plus you have Greenspan coming up this morning, you don't really expect much of an FX impact from the housing number," he added.
Reuters Business News
It is not yet known who is behind the assassination of Hariri, who was killed along with at least 11 others in an explosion in Beirut. What can be said for certain is that the US government has seized on the killing as a pretext for advancing its own interests in the region.
Washington’s belligerent response began only hours after the killing. At a noon press conference on Monday, White House spokesman Scott McClellan warned that the US would consult with members of the United Nations Security Council “about measures that can be taken to punish those responsible for this terrorist attack, to end the use of violence and intimidation against the Lebanese people, and to restore Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty and democracy by freeing it from foreign occupation.”
Originally posted by elderban
This is all about the budget.
The CIA, FBI, and the military want their BILLIONS of dollars, so they're throwing threats out there.
It worked for the election, didn't it?