Tuesday, January 04, 2005

How Many American Lives Were Saved by this Warning?

From US warns of attacks in Indonesia:

"US warns of attacks in Indonesia
21:58 AEDT Sat Dec 18 2004

AP - The US State Department warned that terrorists were planning more attacks against Western targets in Indonesia over Christmas and New Year, and reiterated advice to its citizens not to travel to the country.

The US State Department's move follows similar warnings by Australia and other foreign governments earlier this week that militants belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah terror group were plotting more bombings.

'The department reminds Americans that the terrorist threat in Indonesia continues and may increase over the December-January holiday period,' according to a statement on its website.

'Reports indicate that terrorists are planning attacks against a wide variety of targets.'"