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The Homeland Security Threat Monitor is a small Windows application that runs in your system tray, showing the current terrorism threat level. It periodically checks to make sure the information is up to date by contacting the Department of Homeland Security web server.

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Thank you for posting on this subject.

I'm just curious if anyone believes that DHS's Color-coded Threat Level System
is of any use at all.
IMHO It's another government "feel-good" idea. Fluff.
A knee-jerk reaction by Tom Ridge in the period following 9/11
to make us all feel like we are well protected.

If it ever turns RED, we're going to have known the dire circumstances already.

Exactly under what circumstances will the level EVER be dropped to Green?
According to Wikipedia, the threat level has never been lowered to Low (Green) or Guarded (Blue).
I'd think a green level indication would undoubtedly also be a green light for evil-doers to take action.

The only circumstance I can think of where green would be indicated is
if every single last enemy of the US on earth has been eliminated.
And that ain't gonna happen.
 
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Considering the Jihadi seem to be active,
and that there are several incidents that we know of in the news per month ,
shouldn't we be ratcheting up that threat level a notch or two?
(Ooops I forgot, were not supposed to ask questions)

Or, more likely:
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil - and don't ruin the Holiday Shopping Season
and the miraculous "recovery" of the economy.

in just the last couple of months:

NOVEMBER 2009

* Ten Indicted in Philadelphia in Case Involving Material Support for Jihadist Terrorist Group Hezbollah
* Terrorism Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against 8 Somali Members of Jihadist Terrorist Group al-Shabaab
* Feds in New York Move to Seize Assets of Iran-tied Alavi Foundation
* Nidal Malik Hasan Kills 13, Wounds 20 In Shooting Rampage at Fort Hood, Texas

OCTOBER 2009

* U.S. Jails Al Qaeda Sleeper Agent (Ali al-Marri was previously held in brig at Charleston, SC Naval Station)
* Two Chicago Men Charged in Jihadist Terrorist Plot in Denmark
* Eleven Members of Jihadist Group Arrested in Detroit; Imam Killed in Shootout with FBI (Luqman Ameen Abdullah Shot and Killed FBI Dog During Arrest)
* Boston Muslim Charged in Plot to Kill Shoppers, Troops
* Three Ohio Residents Sentenced in Plot to Commit Terrorist Acts Against Americans Overseas
* Massachusetts Man Charged With Conspiracy to Provide Material Support for Terrorists
* University of California-Irvine Files Complaint with Feds that Muslim Student Union Raised Money for Jihadist Terrorist organization HAMAS

Shouldn't we be at least at the HIGH level????????
 
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Considering the Jihadi seem to be active,
and that there are several incidents that we know of in the news per month ,
shouldn't we be ratcheting up that threat level a notch or two?
(Ooops I forgot, were not supposed to ask questions)

Or, more likely:
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil - and don't ruin the Holiday Shopping Season
and the miraculous "recovery" of the economy.

in just the last couple of months:

NOVEMBER 2009

* Ten Indicted in Philadelphia in Case Involving Material Support for Jihadist Terrorist Group Hezbollah
* Terrorism Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against 8 Somali Members of Jihadist Terrorist Group al-Shabaab
* Feds in New York Move to Seize Assets of Iran-tied Alavi Foundation
* Nidal Malik Hasan Kills 13, Wounds 20 In Shooting Rampage at Fort Hood, Texas

OCTOBER 2009

* U.S. Jails Al Qaeda Sleeper Agent (Ali al-Marri was previously held in brig at Charleston, SC Naval Station)
* Two Chicago Men Charged in Jihadist Terrorist Plot in Denmark
* Eleven Members of Jihadist Group Arrested in Detroit; Imam Killed in Shootout with FBI (Luqman Ameen Abdullah Shot and Killed FBI Dog During Arrest)
* Boston Muslim Charged in Plot to Kill Shoppers, Troops
* Three Ohio Residents Sentenced in Plot to Commit Terrorist Acts Against Americans Overseas
* Massachusetts Man Charged With Conspiracy to Provide Material Support for Terrorists
* University of California-Irvine Files Complaint with Feds that Muslim Student Union Raised Money for Jihadist Terrorist organization HAMAS

Shouldn't we be at least at the HIGH level????????

Remember, there's no place like New York...
 
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