October 18, 2006

Dirty Bomb Threat Against NFL Stadiums

UPDATE: False alarm. We have found the original threat and it is not credible. Original dirty bomb NFL threat here.

ABCNEWS is reporting that a website often used by Islamic terrorists has posted a threat to Seven NFL stadiums this week. Personally this makes me a bit nervous about the Baseball games as well.

ABCNEWS:WASHINGTON Oct 18, 2006 (AP)ó A Web site is claiming that seven NFL football stadiums will be hit with radiological dirty bombs this weekend, but the government on Wednesday expressed doubts about the threat.

The warning, posted Oct. 12, was part of an ongoing Internet conversation titled "New Attack on America Be Afraid." It mentioned NFL stadiums in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland and Cleveland, where games are scheduled for this weekend.

The Homeland Security Department alerted authorities and stadium owners in those cities, as well as the NFL, of the Web message but said the threat was being viewed "with strong skepticism." Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke said there was no intelligence that indicated such an attack was imminent, and that the alert was "out of an abundance of caution."

I agree it may not be credible but Rusty has been following these threats closely here and here. It may be more credible than we thought. However, I doubt the terrorists would telegraph the operation so. It does not help the chances of success much.

I want St. Louis to win both for my grandma and so they can get 3 games ahead of Detroit in the World Series and blow it. See itís the Midwestern Curse. We can play ball itís just very unlikely we can win the Big Game.

By Howie at 03:52 PM | Comments |