I was semi-dozing in the afternoon heat with one ear on the tube when someone came on explaining Michael Chertoff's poor choice of words when he said he had "a gut feeling" we in the United States may be hit with another terrorist attack this summer.
The speaker explained there is no credible threat. Don't you love that term? The statement was based on known intelligence that attacks tend to come in the summer, the increase of Al Qaeda missives and the fact that Al Qaeda has rebuilt to it's pre nine-eleven strength.
I decided to poke around the internet and see if I could get an idea of what type of threat may actually be in this country. The result is unnerving. The above map is from 2002-2003. I wonder what it may be today.
I also wonder what might be had we continued the pursuit Al Qaeda and it's leadership after 9/11 rather than shifting our sites to Iraq and it's quest for weapons of mass destruction, regime change, and "establishing democracy". I'm sure I've missed a few of the rationales. It's hard to keep count.
Click on the map to read who these organizations are. Wonder. And wait.