TERROR THREATS HIT AMERICA
MON DEC 14, 1998
Osama bin Laden may be planning a strike on Washington or New York, TIME
magazine is reporting in fresh editions. Just as, U.S. embassies in four Persian Gulf countries were warning Sunday night of a "strong possibility" that terrorists might attempt an attack against one or more U.S. targets in the region in the coming weeks.
According to reports, the U.S. government has obtained information
indicating "a strong possibility that terrorist elements are planning an
attack against U.S. targets in the gulf, possibly in the next 30 days."
The U.S. issued the warning on Sunday to Americans in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The warning was "unusually precise,"
reports the NEW YORK TIMES on Monday. "And it was backed up by a show of particular concern." In Bahrain, headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Fleet,
nearly 1,000 U.S. military personnel have been put under curfew and told not
to gather in public places.
But the Laden scare also is being felt domestically, intelligence sources
tell TIME they have evidence that bin Laden may be planning his boldest move
yet--a strike on Washington or possibly New York City in an eye-for-an-eye
retaliation. "We've hit his headquarters, now he hits ours," a State tells TIME.
No one has yet used the new "threats" in any argument against the pending
-- Source: Drudge Report above date