Intelligence hints at summer terror “spectacular”; similar to pre-9/11 chatter

A grain of salt is probably called for, in light of all the many previous terror warnings that (mercifully) haven’t panned out, but for what it’s worth:

A secret U.S. law enforcement report, prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, warns that al Qaeda is planning a terror “spectacular” this summer, according to a senior official with access to the document.

“This is reminiscent of the warnings and intelligence we were getting in the summer of 2001,” the official told

Perhaps adding some credibility to the report, or at least to the general ability of our intelligence services to get stuff like this right, apparently we had intelligence two weeks ago that “airport infrastructure or aircraft” in Glasgow might be targeted.

Also, while American officials aren’t speaking on-the-record about this alleged intelligence of a summer terror threat, “officials in Germany have publicly warned that the country could face a major attack this summer, also comparing the situation to the pre-9/11 summer of 2001.”

5 Responses to “Intelligence hints at summer terror “spectacular”; similar to pre-9/11 chatter”

  1. Peter Evans says:

    “Summer terror spectacular”? Is it a musical? Will the terrorists be holding a musical?

  2. Briandot says:

    With dancing showgirls and champagne fountains!

  3. Brendan Loy says:


    No, really, you guys have me and Becky giggling out loud, and Becky suggesting showtunes for the musical.

  4. David K. says:

    Sounds like a South Park episode waiting to happen…

  5. Alasdair says:

    Now, GentleBeings – how can one possibly have a musical with showtunes about a “bumper-sticker war” ?