Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Homeland Security goes on special alert

The terrorists keep trying, and we keep finding them. The biggest problem then is that the US Legal System does not really handle arrests before the crime is committed. The judges all want to see a crime committed so that they know the person was truly plotting and that the cops aren't just trying to frame people.

Homeland Security goes on special alert: "As the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears, Homeland Security agents are on heightened alert for young Turkish Muslims who may be trying to enter the U.S. as part of an al-Qaida terrorist operation, WND has learned from counterterrorism officials and internal agency documents.

Meanwhile, agents are monitoring more than 20,000 suspected homegrown terrorists on the FBI's watchlist to prevent them from boarding commercial aircraft.

All of the individuals are American citizens or permanent legal residents 'who have some relationship with terrorist activity,' said Leonard Boyle, who heads the FBI's terrorism screening center in McLean, Va.

Homeland Security has programmed a computer system that screens inbound passengers for signs of terrorist activity to flag Turkish and other individuals whose passports show travel to Pakistan.

U.S. intelligence officials say jihadist websites indicate that hundreds of Turks have recently trained in al-Qaida camps in Pakistan, and may have sworn to carry out suicide operations against the West."

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