U.S. issues worldwide 9/11 travel alert to AmericansSo in simple terms the State Department says we'd better increase the pucker factor, yes?
WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department on Friday issued a worldwide travel alert ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, calling on Americans living and travelling abroad to remain vigilant.
The department said it had not identified any "specific threats" about possible attacks but that al-Qaida and its affiliates had "demonstrated the intent and capability to carry out attacks" against the U.S. and U.S. interests.
"In the past, terrorist organizations have on occasion planned their attacks to coincide with significant dates on the calendar," the State Department said.
The alert expires on January 2, 2012, it said.
Napolitano: no 9/11 anniversary Qaeda plot seen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday there was no credible intelligence that al Qaeda was plotting an attack for the September 11 anniversary, but the United States remained at a heightened state of vigilance. Security officials are being especially watchful as the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches. Al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks in which hijacked planes were rammed into the Twin Towers in New York, struck the Pentagon, and crashed into a Pennsylvania field.So the message is...?