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(More) INSIGHT - Terrorist Threat - CONUS ** Internal Use Only - Do Not Forward **

Released on 2012-07-31 08:00 GMT

Email-ID 293020
Date 2007-08-28 14:53:57
** Internal Use Only - Do Not Forward **

From an FBI HQS internal assessment --

NYC, Washington, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia and cities where there are
major oil refineries.

Detroit possibly because of the border and large Arab population.


From: Fred Burton []
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 7:05 PM
To: 'CT'; 'Analysts'
Subject: INSIGHT - Terrorist Threat - CONUS ** Internal Use Only - Do Not
Forward **
** Internal Use Only - Do Not Forward **

FBI advises in confidence and not for publication that the probability is
very high that a major act of terror will occur any day in a large U.S.
port city.

Small scale cells are not the fear, but a large event that will cause a
significant amount of U.S. lives and economic chaos. There have been a
large number of suspected jihadis who have infiltrated into the United
States that the FBI cannot find, in concert with a significant uptick in
chatter (SIGINT) and the movement of terrorists and supplies (food and
water) into caves in Afghanistan, in anticipation of large scale U.S.

The FBI does not believe DC will be hit, but were unable to identify any
specific cities other than "a large U.S. port city."

After further assessment, the FBI believes the Seattle ferry surveillance
were al-Qaeda suspects sent to "ping the system as a false positive" to
tie up investigative resources.

Situation was described as grave.

I have no further information.