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    Default Threat To Chicago and Other Western Cities

    Interesting question posed at the end: 'When is 'credible' enough to take action?'

    Interesting how some keep bringing up the 'small numbers' of attacks or kills by terrorists, I guess they are just waiting for something bigger than we've seen so far?

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/terroris...s-say/1119295/

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    CHICAGO (WLS) --
    U.S. intelligence officials intercepted messages that terror suspects may have planned attacks in Chicago, Toronto and Geneva.


    Federal law enforcement officials in Chicago said Friday afternoon that they are aware of reports overseas that Chicago is among several North American cities named by Islamic radicals as targets of future attacks.


    Chicago, three Canadian cities and Geneva, the second largest city in Switzerland, are all targets, according to jihadists now being tracked by authorities in Europe.


    European law enforcement officials are looking for four men as the terror threat level in Geneva was raised and security on the streets is visibly tightened.


    According to Geneva police reports, U.S. intelligence agents said the men were overheard specifically discussing Chicago, Toronto and Geneva as targets of upcoming attacks.


    "I think there would be no consistency between the three cities unless they have people in those cities who are waiting for some sort of notification or some trigger to move forward," said Juliette Kayyem, a national security analyst.



    In Chicago on Friday afternoon, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said: ""We have heard the recent news reporting of threats to the Chicago area. While we are aware of no specific or credible threat to Chicago at this time, the FBI remains vigilant and will continue to work closely with our other law enforcement partners to keep our community safe."


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    Terrorism security expert Jeff Cramer, of Kroll Global Security, said the question is: When does a threat become a credible threat?


    "We don't if the chatter that we're hearing is real enough that Chciago should take any precautions, but logic would say that if the Swiss are doing something, the Canadian law enforcement is doing something, the chances are that the federal government, the federal law enforcement, the local law enforcement here is also reacting accordingly," said Cramer, a former federal prosecutor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    Interesting question posed at the end: 'When is 'credible' enough to take action?'

    Interesting how some keep bringing up the 'small numbers' of attacks or kills by terrorists, I guess they are just waiting for something bigger than we've seen so far?

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/terroris...s-say/1119295/
    its not credible until there's a hole in the John Hancock building and people are jumping from 95th floor bar.

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    could be the start of major attacks here. and no one's gonna stop em

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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    could be the start of major attacks here. and no one's gonna stop em
    That's what I fear. Obama's actions will not go unpunished. And the American people will be the ones punished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Diamond View Post
    That's what I fear. Obama's actions will not go unpunished. And the American people will be the ones punished.
    these killers don't want us to change they want our heads wacked off. I just saw one on the tube that almost made me puke

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