Friday, October 08, 2004

School Threat Myth 

From CNN.com

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. military in Iraq has discovered two computer disks containing photographs, layouts and other material pertaining to American schools in six states, U.S. government officials said.

The FBI is examining the materials, but a Department of Homeland Security official said the intelligence community determined there was no threat.

The military retrieved the disks in Iraq within the last couple of months, and they were turned over to the FBI, one official said Thursday.

"There is no threat associated with this," another government official said.

The schools are in Fort Myers, Florida; Salem, Oregon; Jones County, Georgia; New Jersey; Michigan; and California.

The Department of Homeland Security official said the material was associated with a person in Iraq, and it could not be established that this person had any ties to terrorism. He did have a connection to civic groups doing planning for schools in Iraq, the official said.

Officials said that they are taking the matter seriously though there has been no specific threat related to the recovered material.

Law Enforcement should obviously look into this person, but it sounds like he could be interested in building schools in Iraq, and not trying to destroy schools in the US?

As Kerry gains in the polls, the alleged threats get more desperate.


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