posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 12:10 AM
I think the Feds have finally admitted, to themselves, that the whole color coded system just wasn't working. They aren't going to come out and
shout"Hey, we messed up", so they are just going to put the color coding on the back burner. As several other posters have noted, raising the threat
level puts a tremendous strain on resources and they've received a lot of flack from cities because of this. HMMM, it's an election year....you
can't have all the mayors, governors and police mad at you.
I always compared the color coded system to the tornado alert system we had in East Texas. They would turn on the sirens when a tornado was two
counties away; yet, when a tornado was actually sighted, in town, the sirens would not come on. Finally, it got to a point, where no one paid any
attention to the sirens. Plus, we never knew if they were just testing, if it was the real thing, or if there was a tornado 50 miles away.
The terror alert system has proved to be similar..on a national level.
I think that it's a possibility that threat levels have been raised, internally, but not externally.
Either way, I imagine that any terrorist plans will be something that will take us by surprise.
Just my opinion.