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The Sky is Falling!

Oh Wait.
Maybe not so much.

Just in time for the upcoming holiday season comes another unsubstantiated report of possible terrorist activity in the Los Angeles area. Where you ask? The mall. Yup. The malls.
According to an declassified report that was distributed today, Al Qaeda has been planning for two years to attack malls in Los Angeles and Chicago during the holiday season to disrupt the economy.
Both the FBI and Los Angeles police are playing down the warning, saying that these were unsubstantiated threats.

But FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said today, “There is no information to state this is a credible threat.”
He said the warning was distributed to assure that state and local law enforcement officials were aware of it.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and for any number of other reasons, raw intelligence is regularly shared within the intelligence and law enforcement communities — even when the value of the information is unknown,” Kolko said, adding that information sharing has become a crucial component of national security efforts since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

So who else rolled their eyes when they saw that story in the news?