Threat Alert!!! - page 3
JUST TO KEEP EVERYONE ON THERE TOES, THE FBI SAYS THEY ARE PLANNING TO RAISE THE TREAT LEVEL TO HIGH (ORANGE). SOMETIMES I WISH THEY COULD LET THE PEOPLE KNOW A LITTLE OF WHAT THEY KNOW! ANYONE WITH... Read More
Feb 7, '03Personally, and I know I will get flamed for this but I don't care, I think it is PURE UNADULTERATED RHETORIC. "W" knows that suppport for war with Iraq is soft, and that almost all the other countries don't support this. So, why not just rachet up the fear level?
N. Korea is by far a bigger threat, IMHO.
And this remids me so much of the movie "Wag The Dog: that it would almost be comical, if it weren't so frightening.
Asbestos suit is on...flame away!!
Feb 7, '03Personally, I don't see a reason to panic. Yes, the odds are pretty good we're going to get hit from somewhere, sometime. I think Flowerchild has a good handle on what should be done.
As far as wagging the dog, well maybe. But 9/11 and the little anthrax scares were real enough to me. Not a flame, just an opinion.
Feb 7, '03Yep, just found out while on whitehouse.gov website. Thank you SusanRN2204 for the link.
Homeland Security Threat Level Raised to Orange
President Bush raised the Homeland Security Advisory System threat level to High Condition (Orange) Friday afternoon
Feb 7, '03More from whitehouse.gov
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom. Terrorists often use threats to create fear among the public, to try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism, and to get immediate publicity for their causes. Acts of terrorism range from threats of terrorism, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, bomb scares and bombings, cyber attacks (computer-based), to the use of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. High-risk targets include military and civilian government facilities, international airports, large cities and high-profile landmarks. Terrorists might also target large public gatherings, water and food supplies, utilities, and corporate centers. Further, they are capable of spreading fear by sending explosives or chemical and biological agents through the mail. In the immediate area of a terrorist event, you would need to rely on police, fire and other officials for instructions. However, you can prepare in much the same way you would prepare for other crisis events.
Preparing for terrorism
Wherever you are, be aware of your surroundings. The very nature of terrorism suggests there may be little or no warning.
Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do not leave luggage unattended. Unusual behavior, suspicious packages and strange devices should be promptly reported to the police or security personnel.
Do not be afraid to move or leave if you feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right.
Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Notice where exits are when you enter unfamiliar buildings. Plan how to get out of a building, subway or congested public area or traffic. Note where staircases are located. Notice heavy or breakable objects that could move, fall or break in an explosion.
Assemble a disaster supply kit at home and learn first aid. Separate the supplies you would take if you had to evacuate quickly, and put them in a backpack or container, ready to go.
Be familiar with different types of fire extinguishers and how to locate them. Know the location and availability of hard hats in buildings in which you spend a lot of time.
Now, how many of us have a disaster supply kit? Are you going to run out and get everything you need per above recommendations?
Feb 7, '03I am more fearful of drunk drivers than I am of terrorist cells. We should always be aware of our surroundings.
Good post flowerchild.
Feb 7, '03Originally posted by chicory
Frankly, I'm a little concerned about events in North Korea.