Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Let's see...

The last time the Terror Alert level was raised to orange was during the Muslim hajj holiday. It's been raised again due to the war.

So, let me get this straight. A religious holiday that's celebrated by the joining thousands of people of every color and every nation uniting in one place in peace, and a vicious war that's misguided at best and unjust and revenge-fueled at worst?

Yeah, that's the same.

UPDATE** This article seems to have been edited by the Ministry of Truth.*

THE TERROR THREAT has been at “yellow,” the middle of the range, since last month, when it was raised for much of February because of concerns of a possible terrorist attack against U.S. interests overseas.

Uh-huh. Let's take another look at an article from that time period in February.

The conclusion of the Muslim hajj holiday period played a role in the decision to lower the threat level from orange, the second-highest level on the five-part scale, Ashcroft and Ridge said. Counterterrorism officials had noted intelligence information pointing toward a possible attack around the time of the holiday, which is in early and mid-February.

I try really, really hard to avoid the 1984 references, but they just keep presenting themselves!

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