Sort of like looking forward to that first snowfall of the year. Via Whiskeyfire:
Exclusive: FBI: Al Qaeda May Strike U.S. Shopping Malls in LA, Chicago
The FBI is warning that al Qaeda may be preparing a series of holiday attacks on U.S. shopping malls in Los Angeles and Chicago, according to an intelligence report distributed to law enforcement authorities across the country this morning.
All right! Egg nog, crass materialism, Baby Jesus, guilt, lights, tinsel, major traffic jams around every mall in America, and now, Fear of Terrorists! The Christmas Spirit has taken us all.
The story from ABC News blog then goes on to say.
The alert, like similar FBI and Department of Homeland Security terror alerts issued over the past five years at holiday times, raised questions about the credibility of the information.
Really? Damn.... Who would have thought THAT? I mean, who would want to spoil our Christmas of Fear of Terrorists Blowing You Up While Shopping by pointing out that the government has been using terrorist plots as boogymen ever since 9/11?
These people are taking all the fun out of Christmas. Next thing, we will get told that the terrorists might not really want to behead the Easter Bunny after all.