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(U) Incidents at U.S. Airports May Suggest Possible Pre-Attack Probing
(U//FOUO) A surge in recent suspicious incidents at U.S. airports may indicate terrorists are conducting pre-attack security probes and “dry runs” similar to dress rehearsals. Past terrorist attacks and plots show that such testing generally indicates attacks will soon follow, according to a joint FBI and Homeland Security assessment.
(U//FOUO) Transportation security personnel and law enforcement officers nationwide have intercepted several items at airports resembling improvised explosive device (IED) components. These items include wires, switches, pipes or tubes, cell phone components, and dense clay-like substances. The unusual nature and increase in number of these improvised items raise concern, and TSA personnel should continue vigilance for groupings of ordinary items that look like IED components. Terrorists may repeat operational tests to desensitize, distract, or adapt plans for specific environments. Linking repetitious probing incidents or associated items possibly could alert authorities to future terrorist plots, tactics, and personalities.
Originally posted by IspyU
The airports scare might be a distraction for different target or targets... by who ever is plotting something big...
What i'm trying to say is don't focus too much on airports people other things can be targets as well!!
And be safe
[edit on 25-7-2007 by IspyU]
Originally posted by xmotex
If they're so sure these were "dry runs", why have their been no arrests?
It doesn't make sense to me.
Officials differ over Lindbergh incident
At a time when Americans often seem whipsawed by government alerts over terrorism, federal officials themselves don't always see eye-to-eye on the level of threat.
Case in point: the recent discovery of two ice packs at Lindbergh Field and the schism that surfaced yesterday over their importance.
Federal security officials were at odds over the accuracy of their own bulletin saying the ice packs might be part of a possible pre-attack “dry run” by terrorists.