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Feds on High Alert As 12th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks Nears

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

With two days until the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the federal government is on high alert but has found no credible or detailed information about an imminent threat, The Associated Press reports.

Concerns of an attack on Western targets will remain high this week as federal authorities recall the four Americans killed on last year’s anniversary in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

There were no specific warnings about that attack, the AP wrote.

Trouble is, it’s not easy identifying a terrorist plot being perpetrated by a lone person who may not be tied to a specific terror group, the AP reported.

Column: Obama Administration Gets Free Pass on Use of Drones

John E. Sununu
Washington Post Columnist

A year ago, Attorney General Eric Holder first spoke in public about the Obama administration’s program to target and kill US citizens overseas. At the time, it seemed an extraordinary assertion of power, and certainly one that no president had previously dared to make. Holder’s speech was intended to reassure skeptics that the White House took this power very seriously. He explained to his audience in somber tones that targets would have to be deemed an “imminent threat” whose capture “was not feasible.”

To some, such vague terms were cause for even greater alarm. For Congress, however, they calmed the waters — at least for a year. With the exception of a few steady critics like Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, most elected officials have quietly gone along. In fact, neither the Senate Intelligence Committee nor its House counterpart has ever held a public hearing on the drone programs — let alone the targeted assassination of US citizens.

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