Saturday, March 11, 2006
sports can be dangerous
FBI: No Credible Threat, but Be Vigilant
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI said Friday there is no specific, credible threat of a terror attack aimed at college basketball arenas or other sports stadiums, but acknowledged alerting law enforcement to a recent Internet posting discussing such attacks...Hey, it's just one more reason I can add to my list of "why I don't go to sporting events". Of course, it's not one of the fear-inducing, panic-ridden, scary, "THE SKY IS FALLING" stories because big money could be lost, should the fans decide not to risk their lives and just stay home.
...The online message described a potential attack in some detail, calling it an efficient way to kill thousands of people using suicide bombers armed with explosives hidden beneath their winter clothing, said a federal law enforcement official who read the bulletin...