From The Tennessean: Chertoff: "Still on high alert".
The threat has not gone away in the wake of the foiled terrorist plot to blow up airplanes over the Atlantic Ocean, Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff said today [Aug. 17].
Everyone should keep their guard up for terrorists who may think attention was distracted after the recent foiled plot, Chertoff told lawmakers gathered at the National Conference of State Legislatures this week. He said the loss of life would have been in the thousands if the plots had suceeded.
"I want to empahsize: We are not saying the threat has dissipated or even substantially been reduced," he said. "We are still on high alert. Recognize that there are loose ends to this plot we are continuing literally every hour to unravel. Recognize that other plotters may see in our efforts here an opportunity for them to attack."
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Posted by Forkum at August 21, 2006 09:41 PM