Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Not good at all:
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian airliner crashed and a second disappeared from radar about the same time Tuesday night after both planes took off from the same Moscow airport, raising fears that terrorism was involved.However, the U.S. response is curious:
Separately, a U.S. counterterrorism official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was no threat reporting to indicate a threat to U.S. aircraft or to U.S. aircraft in Russia.Let's see if I get this straight: one of our allies may have had planes hijacked and intentionally crashed, but the only thing raising the terror level here is information that's more than four years old? Are you cancelling tomorrow morning's flight yet?
The U.S. Homeland Security Department was monitoring the situation but was not implementing any additional security measures in the United States, spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said.
When governments lie or exaggerate, what are we to believe? Whom should we trust? Think they can drag Bush out of whatever fundraiser he's probably still in so he can give us that stunned look again? Or will they just let Cheney deal with it again?
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