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Indications of Terrorism

Oh. My. God.  Give me a break.  This is asinine.

The FBI is warning police nationwide to be alert for people carrying almanacs, cautioning the books could be used for terrorist planning.

In a bulletin sent Christmas Eve to about 18,000 police organizations, the FBI said terrorists may use almanacs ‘’to assist with target selection and pre-operational planning.’’

It urged officers to watch during searches, traffic stops and other investigations for anyone carrying almanacs, especially if the books are annotated in suspicious ways.

The FBI also urged police to be on the lookout for people carrying spiral notebooks.  It has been noted in previous terrorist cases that spiral notebooks were used to plan out attacks, and therefore anyone seen carrying a spiral notebook should be considered with suspicion.  Items also designated by the FBI as possible indications of terrorist activity are laptop computers, cell phones, shoes, and newspapers.  The Bureau also reiterated that being a young Arabic male is in no way an indicator of possible terrorist activity, but anyone carrying an almanac should be considered armed and dangerous.

Posted by Lee on 12/30/03 at 04:48 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil • Permalink

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