Thursday, January 15, 2009

No Credible Threats Seen For Super Bowl, Officials Say, But Large Number of Cop ID Badges, Cop Uniforms & Equip Stolen from Hillsborogh County Sheriff

U.S. intelligence report says there is no credible threat of terrorist attacks at the Feb. 1 Super Bowl, but police said Wednesday that visitors should still expect the same type of heavy security typical of every Super Bowl since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

But, a Large Number of Cop ID Badges, Cop Uniforms and Cop Equipment Were Stolen From the Tampa, Hillsborogh County Sheriff's Office, in 2008.

In Australia Police thought Muslim cleric Benbrika might use one of his willing youths to walk into a popular Melbourne meeting place, such as a crowded AFL Football game, wearing a suicide bomb vest, this would be a lot easier if he (and others) was wearing a Cop uniform with Cop ID badge and carrying Cop equipment, this scenario is already on Al-Qaeda's radar, they love a big audience, say like 100 million viewers on Super Bowl Sunday February 1st 2009 ?

ELECTRONIC CHATTER...Al-Yaqin Media Center:: Exclusive interview with a Mujahid from al-Qaa’idah about upcoming strikes January 14, 2009. "When we strike the West, we strike with devastating hits that are different than what we practice in guerrilla warfare, which is called the ‘prick of needles.’ Our brothers have left for some time to all parts of the world and are waiting to receive the zero hour to implement operations. We ask Allah to guide the brothers who went out in support of Allah’s religion, blessing be to the Exalted.

Some of them even exist since the events of September 11th and they are from the original Americans who did not leave America; waiting for the go-ahead signal to implement. This is up to the discretion of our Shaykh Usama bin Ladin, may Allah protect him. There are others scattered around the globe awaiting orders, and they are absorbed among the people to eliminate attention and to increase their penetration in the centers of the anticipated strikes.

We know the strikes’ whereabouts, but we do not know the timing or the specific target and only the Shaykh knows, but we receive signals before the strike and we are asked to insist on supplication [to Allah], like what happened with the 11 September strikes and others. We knew that America would be hit within a few days, but we did not know the exact target. Now we know that there is an imminent strike against Europe and America, which is strong in the element of time and place, and there are so many, thus the mujahidin could choose what’s best.

See my prior post, Sunday, November 16, 2008, MUSLIM TERRORISTS PLANNED TO USE SUICIDE BOMBERS AT CROWDED FOOTBALL GAME TO KILL THOUSANDS, FUNDED THE PLOT WITH STOLEN CARS IN AUSTRALIA. Police who raided Benbrika's home found material which explained how to make such a vest. Exploding the device in the middle of a football crowd would physically damage surrounding fans and mentally damage the whole country.

While no specific threat was identified for the Super Bowl, a joint FBI and Homeland Security intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press cautions that Raymond James Stadium, the Super Bowl site, does not have the typical security features of permanently secure buildings, such as jails or military bases.

The federal report, dated Tuesday, said officials are also concerned that terrorists or criminals could impersonate government or military officials because some Florida law enforcement badges and uniforms were stolen in 2008.

The report says there is no credible information about impersonation plots. The report referred to a large number of credentials, uniforms sets and other law enforcement equipment that went missing last year from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, which patrols unincorporated areas around Tampa.

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest television events of the year, and more than 100 million people in 232 countries are expected to watch, the assessment said. Because of the high profile nature of the event, intelligence officials say they cannot discount the potential for a terrorist attack.

Terrorists are expected to continue to see stadiums and arenas as potential targets, according to a March 2008 intelligence assessment.
"Suicide bombers posing as police officers would be a huge Stadium problem".

"Al-Qaida could meet its objectives of mass casualties, economic damage, and psychological impact with an attack against a stadium or arena during an event in the United States," the 2008 assessment said.

In November 2008, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a stadium in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing four people and injuring 11, according to U.S. intelligence officials. This happened during the closing ceremony of the Inter-Provincial Games.

The Super Bowl threat assessment is based on information from local law enforcement, the FBI, Homeland Security Department, National Counterterrorism Center, United States Northern Command, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Florida state intelligence fusion center.

Bill Warner
private investigator
WBI Inc Private Detective Agency
Sarasota Fl