Northcom Sees Imminent Terror Attack

"Inside The Ring"

by Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough

The Washington Times

November 15, 2002


The new U.S. Northern Command issued a warning on Wednesday that a terrorist attack was imminent.

The classified intelligence notice said the warning was put out in response to the latest audiotape purportedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The tape warned the United States and its allies that "you will be killed just as you kill, and will be bombed just as you bomb."
Additionally, the Northcom warning was based on electronic intelligence gathered from around the world indicating that some type of terrorist action would take place.

The warning, as in the past, contained no specific intelligence of where or when an attack would take place. U.S. officials said the latest intelligence states that New York, Washington and Los Angeles could be targets.

The threats are said to be related to the Muslim holy period of Ramadan, which began earlier this month and continues through early December.
A spokesman for Northern Command headquarters in Colorado had no comment."