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Originally posted by beezzer
I just want to add (on a more serious note) that as far as social engineering goes, they (government) is doing a great job at instilling unecessary fear.
It's our chief import and export.edit on 2-8-2013 by beezzer because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by petar258
And in addition on 6.08 is 68 years from bombing of Hiroshima
The official described the terrorists as saying the planned attack is "going to be big" and "strategically significant."
"The part that is alarming is the confidence they showed while communicating and the air of certainty," the official said, adding that the group - Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula - appeared to have a media plan for after the attack.
The official also said authorities were stunned that the group broke "operational security" - meaning they talked likely knowing it would be picked up by intercepts.
"We do not know whether they mean an embassy, an airbase, an aircraft, trains," the official said.
Today on "This Week," Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-MD - the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee - said the intercepted communications called for a "major attack."
"We received information that high level people from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are talking about a major attack," Ruppersberger said. "And these are people at a high level."