Threat Alert!!!

  1. 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 ME ON THAT ONE? MAYBE IT'S JUST ME, BUT I FEEL LIKE OUR COUNTRY IS ON AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER, ESPECIALLY THESE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS! GOD HELP US!!!
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   passing thru
    I know just what you mean. I feel the same way.
  4. by   jaxnRN
    Threat level of something specific or just the general all-around threat level??
  5. by   essarge
    They stated that there is "increased chatter" in the al Queda network. That it rivals that of before Sept 11 and that Bin Laden is planning yet another video release warning us about going to war with Suddam. Yes, it would be nice to know at least some of what is going on.
  6. by   PennyLane
    Yes, we heard you scream, nursetl2002.
  7. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Mel D
    Yes, we heard you scream, nursetl2002.
  8. by   chicory
    Frankly, I'm a little concerned about events in North Korea.
  9. by   passing thru
    They announced it on the news a little while ago. The Home Protection Officer or whatever his title is said the increase to an orange alert is based on increased chatter on the other sides cell phones. It seems to me that with the increase in buidup of our men and women and weapons that it would naturally follow that the other side is talking more. We are expected to attack Iraq next week, I hate hearing it because , what kind I do? I'm in the kitchen preparing lunch. I can avoid airports, but I wasn't planning on flying anyway. The one thing I dislike is, it raises the children's anxiety levels. This is no way for our small children to have to live. Mine don't understand it.
  10. by   emily_mom
    Mine doesn't either. It's gotten to the point that we feel helpless and unable to protect our own children....


    Kristy
  11. by   Katnip
    I know what you mean. It's not a good feeling being kept in the dark. And there's really not a lot an ordinary civilian can do about it anyway. The levels of alerts are meant to get public buildings and airports to increase their security. As for the rest of us, we just have to go on our merry way and hope nothing happens.
  12. by   KMSRN
    I'm with you Chicory.
  13. by   emily_mom
    Personally though, how many times have they called alerts....nothing has happened. The whole reason there was dissent over even having this system is the "boy who cried wolf" syndrome.

    Right now, I'm kinda feeling that....

    Kristy
  14. by   jaxnRN
    I live in the heartland. Midwest USA. Up the river (Mississippi), just a few short miles, there is an ammunition plant. I guess some bomb threats were being called in, and they traced them after a few calls. Seems like the plant was being timed by some "illegal residents" as to how quickly their reaction time was after the calls were received. How fast the police and other departments responded.

    Pretty scary when you think you have lived without this kind of fear for so long and now poof! all that security is gone. Makes you put life in true perspective.

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