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A New Terror Threat
This holiday, watch out for those floating beer coolers
Time- OnLine Edition- 27June2004
By Elaine Shannon

As the July 4 holiday approaches, Bush Administration officials are bombarding the nation's police, fire, emergency and corporate-security offices with another round of terrorism warnings. Although there are no plans to raise the threat level from yellow to orange, a senior Justice Department official says, "there's very serious intelligence that's corroborated, that's multiple sourced, that indicates that al-Qaeda is intent on hitting us and hitting us hard this year." The official concedes, however, that "we don't have specific information."

Along with this now familiar general warning, the FBI has introduced the specter of a new terrorism threat: booby-trapped beer coolers. A lightly classified bulletin sent to 18,000 state and local agencies last week advised local authorities to look out for plastic-foam containers, inner tubes and other waterborne flotsam commonly seen around marinas that could be rigged to blow up on contact. Also, the bulletin warned, terrorists might attach bombs to buoys. FBI and Department of Homeland Security officials say no such devices have actually been discovered, nor is there any current intelligence that terrorists are hatching plots involving floating bombs. But some officials believe al-Qaeda may be focusing on harbors and shipping channels in an effort to replicate the success of the October 2000 attack on the U.S.S. Cole in the port of Aden, in which suicide bombers used a small launch laden with explosives to rip a 40-ft. hole in the warship's hull, killing 17 sailors.
 

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Is this serious? Is this a joke? Is this the best the FBI can come up with? Booby trapped beer coolers?
 

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Dang, that would sucker me right in.... But if it's in the gulf, I would be chunkin for chickens first, I can see it now, hang a dorado, he makes a jump, lands on the cooler and BANG, lots of chickens floatin on the surface.... Mahi for supper....LOL
 

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Gary said:
Is this serious? Is this a joke? Is this the best the FBI can come up with? Booby trapped beer coolers?
it came from Time Magazines news website- instead of a link I just copy & pasted the article.
..but it is Time Magazine.... (can you say LEFT :spineyes: )
 

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I tell you what

If there is no facts to this and they had no idea, we (US Gov) sure give them plenty to try.

senior Justice Department official says, "there's very serious intelligence that's corroborated, that's multiple sourced, that indicates that al-Qaeda is intent on hitting us and hitting us hard this year."

"we don't have specific information."

Are they kidding? Is there any doubt in anyones mind that the terrorist would love to attack if given the chance?
 

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Over the 4 th, drink whisky instead of beer, dont patch your kids bicycle inner tube, and dont tie up to a buoy (like you would anyway!)---Everyone should be alright. A report like that comming from our government really makes me wonder......Cheech and Chong could do a more credible job!!

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All I can say some sob blows up my beer ..........man its time to dance cause that just aint right, if you know what I mean......................later,Dave
 
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