Connecting The Dots

Item 1: Far from being crippled by the U.S.-led war on terror, al-Qaida has more than 18,000 potential terrorists scattered around the world and the war in Iraq is swelling its ranks, a report said Tuesday.

Item 2: The Energy Department is creating a $450 million program to collect, secure and dispose of used reactor fuel and other materials from around the world that could be used by terrorists in “dirty bombs” for spreading radiation over several city blocks.

Item 3: U.S. officials have obtained new intelligence deemed highly credible indicating al-Qaida or other terrorists are in the United States and preparing to launch a major attack this summer, The Associated Press has learned.

Considering that the last two high profile terrorist plots that were successfully intercepted (the millennium bomb plot and shoe bomber Richard Reid) were foiled mainly by luck – you should be worried….

Update: Michele Catalano has much more in this topic.

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