Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Terrorists™ to Target Clinton, Illinois!

Or so says the Department of Homeland Security. And I’m not talking about the Clinton nuclear power plant. No, I’m talking about the Apple and Pork festival.
WASHINGTON, July 11 — It reads like a tally of terrorist targets that a child might have written: Old MacDonald’s Petting Zoo, the Amish Country Popcorn factory, the Mule Day Parade, the Sweetwater Flea Market and an unspecified “Beach at End of a Street.”

But the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, in a report released Tuesday, found that the list was not child’s play: all these “unusual or out-of-place” sites “whose criticality is not readily apparent” are inexplicably included in the federal antiterrorism database.


Even people connected to some of those businesses or events are baffled at their inclusion as possible terrorist targets.

“Seems like someone has gone overboard,” said Larry Buss, who helps organize the Apple and Pork Festival in Clinton, Ill. “Their time could be spent better doing other things, like providing security for the country.”
Ya think?

Update: Anyone know where I can get the whole list of Illinois terrorist targets? Just wondering if I need to take a different route to work.


John said...

I've decided to avoid the Chatham Sweet Corn Festival this year and Petersburg's Harvest Fest. I just know the terrorists have been waiting to hit those two sites.


JeromeProphet said...

Most of them are stuck to the Iraq flystrip.


Dave said...

Good point JP! And you know why? The Army has been secretly throwing a giant guacamole and cider festival in Iraq! The Terrorist™ can’t resist the temptation.

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