"skyfall" terrorism alert: FBI says, oops, we'll rename

Kelley kelley@interpactinc.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2001 00:24:14 -0400


kinda makes ya go hmmmmmmmmmm--as in agitprop for Asscrack's anti-terrorism 
bill?

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http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,47510,00.html

    FBI Warns of 'Skyfall' Attack
    By Declan McCullagh (declan@wired.com)
    2:35 p.m. Oct. 11, 2001 PDT

    WASHINGTON -- In a brief but dramatic statement, the FBI warned
    Thursday that Americans should expect additional terrorist attacks.

    A two-sentence press release on FBI.gov said there "may be additional
    terrorist attacks within the United States and against U.S. interests
    overseas over the next several days."

    The content was disturbing enough, but even stranger was the Web
    address of the press release:
    http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel01/skyfall.htm.

    Just what did the FBI mean by inserting the word "skyfall" into a
    description of a press release? Was it a reference to the 1970s-era
    disaster novel entitled Skyfall, or a hint that the bureau was
    remembering the children's tale in which Chicken Little warned of
    calamity -- but was not believed?

    A harried FBI spokeswoman who had been deluged with calls about
    "skyfall" said the answer was none of the above -- and the press
    release soon would be renamed.

    [...]

http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel01/skyfall.htm

    For Immediate Release
    October 11, 2001

    Washington D.C.
    FBI National Press Office

      Certain information, while not specific as to target, gives the
      government reason to believe that there may be additional terrorist
      attacks within the United States and against U.S. interests
      overseas over the next several days. The FBI has again alerted all
      local law enforcement to be on the highest alert and we call on all
      people to immediately notify the FBI and local law enforcement of
      any unusual or suspicious activity.

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