Terror Fabricated


This link of the Security Counsel shows  that much speculation on the part of UK and US has been made, however no substantial evidence accompanies these ascertains and when the weapons inspectors have  inspected they find quite different conclusions than the UK US who seem intent on proving “something”! ____ http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/issues/iraq/weapindex.htm#blix



   Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 18:27:50 -0000

Subject: Terror Alert Partly Based on Fabricated Information

False Alarm?

Terror Alert Partly Based on Fabricated Information

By Brian Ross, Len Tepper and Jill Rackmill



Feb. 13 — A key piece of the information leading to recent terror

alerts was fabricated, according to two senior law enforcement

officials in Washington and New York.

The officials said that a claim made by a captured al Qaeda member

that Washington, New York or Florida would be hit by a "dirty bomb"

sometime this week had proven to be a product of his imagination.

The informant described a detailed plan that an al Qaeda cell

operating in either Virginia or Detroit had developed a way to slip

past airport scanners with dirty bombs encased in shoes, suitcases,

or laptops, sources told ABCNEWS. The informant reportedly cited

specific targets of government buildings and Christian or clerical



"This piece of that puzzle turns out to be fabricated and therefore

the reason for a lot of the alarm, particularly in Washington this

week, has been dissipated after they found out that this information

was not true," said Vince Cannistraro, former CIA counter-terrorism

chief and ABCNEWS consultant.


It was only after the threat level was elevated to orange — meaning

high — last week, that the informant was subjected to a polygraph

test by the FBI, officials told ABCNEWS.


"This person did not pass," said Cannistraro



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