DHS Warns of Terror Threat to Metro

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NBC4 reports that the DHS warned WMATA on Sunday of a potential terror threat to the Metro system. According to a DHS memo, an  individual obtained a Turkish visa to come to the States and perpetrate a bombing on a Metro station.  The memo stated that this information has “low credibility” and that DHS has little information as to the specific date or target for the attack, or  if the individual in question is even capable of carrying out a bombing.

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2 thoughts on “DHS Warns of Terror Threat to Metro

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  2. After reading the post series: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/articles/a-hidden-world-growing-beyond-control/

    …and having 800,000 people in this country working on intelligence issues, we can only come up with vague information on a threat like this and can’t track down a person with a visa from one country. Amazing bureaucracy. I see it as information technology failure – failure to coordinate databases between agencies, failure to coordinate analysis of that data, and failure to reduce intelligence gathering redundancy. Then when we do have a terrorist event, it turns into a political finger pointing when it wasn’t caught ahead of time. People should read that full Post series of articles. There’s nothing shocking in there, but it helps provide some scope on the problem.