NY given al-Qaeda attack warning
The authorities in New York are warning residents and businesses that al-Qaeda may be planning a fresh suicide attack in the city.
a) This is just more crying wolf.
b) al-Qaeda would not attack before or during the Republican National Convention, because they want Bush re-elected – something which would drive more recruits to them.
c) al-Qaeda would happily attack during the RNC, to demonstrate to the world that Bush has failed, and failed miserably.
d) No one has a clue except al-Qaeda, and they aren’t giving interviews.
There’s already been startling financial reactions.
Attacks warning pushes oil prices to an all-time high.
Oil, gold, treasuries rise on US terror alert; dollar falls.
Toyko stocks fall on security fears.
Uncanny, isn’t it, how a vague threat alleged to be coming from a shadowy organization of what, a few thousand people, can rattle the nerves of financial markets worldwide.
And sigh, Kerry calls for more anti-terror laws.