Hm, according to "intelligence," it looks like there might be an attack on September 11th of this year. Who knew? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44444344/ns/us_news-security/ Better watch out, the threat is "credible" and "specific." The "credibility:" -unnamed "U.S. officials" -The reliability if the sources was unknown. -specific threat information came in "very, very recently," but no one will say exactly when The "specifics" -the threat "so far" was a 5 to 6 on a scale of 10. -Intelligence from Pakistan indicated the threat might involve car bombs and might target bridges or tunnels -The intelligence was not specific about who might carry out the attack and what the targets might be -Three unidentified people may be tied to the threat information, but it was uncertain where they were or if they exist So, to sum up, the "intelligence" we have is that someone, maybe in Pakistan, might be interested in attacking someone or something, somewhere in the U.S., at some time around a politically significant date. Maybe. We don't know. YOU THINK???? If this is what passes for "intelligence" these days, I need to get out of the business altogether. This kind of thing serves only two purposes- top cover for elected and appointed officials ("See? We told you something was going to happen, you can't blame me!") and serves the ends of the terrorists- we're terrorizing ourselves now, they don't even have to do it anymore. Taking precautions is always a good idea. Overreacting to mere rumor- which is all that is conveyed by the article- is counterproductive.