This is the lead article in the Weekly Homeland Security Newsletter
Super Bowl Sunday Terror Chatter High (WorldNetDaily) "There is a high likelihood of a major terrorist attack [this] Sunday, say international terror analysts and intelligence sources," and "the warning is made on the basis of several factors, according to Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin:
- There is increased `chatter' in the terrorist world about a major new attack in the West--a sign often leading to an impending strike;
- The date Feb. 5 has been specifically referenced in some of this chatter;
- The date is significant to Osama bin Laden;
- Much of the western world will be watching television that day;
- The release of al-Qaida videotapes seems to provide clues about the dates of future attacks and, in this scenario, Feb. 5 becomes the most likely near-term terror strike date.
"Terror attacks seem to follow the release of al-Qaida videos by about 30 days. Some intelligence analysts are noting the significance of the release of videos recently by both Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri," and "some analysts suggest that the release of communiqués by both al-Zawahiri and bin Laden might be the precursor to a mega-attack--something even rivaling Sept. 11."
The Bulletin is produced and published by the Homeland Security Institute, a federally-funded R&D center linked to the Homeland Security Department.